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Multi-purpose post! SF Design’s November freebie, dollarbie capris, plus a shoe-colouring tutorial

Phew! Talk about cramming stuff into one post! OK, let’s begin with the clothing first.

SF Design has a new freebie out for November: the snuggly-warm Cable Knit Sweater and Scarf in a lovely autumnal green. There is a free version in both the ladies and gents sections of the store, so boys don’t forget to pick up one for yourself!

Mar has teamed that sweater with a great dollarbie bargain from SL Marketplace: Double F’s Capris and Capri Shorts in Midnight. You’ll get two lengths in the pack: classic capris, and shorts.

Finally, Mar’s shoes are from the free Monochrome Classic Pumps set, by Plausible Body. She’s actually wearing the white pair here, but has used a nifty little freeware program to help her colour-match them exactly to the SF Design sweater. Hop behind the cut to see how to do that!

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November 13, 2010 Posted by | dollarbies, freebies, second life, shoes, tutorials | 3 Comments

Baby Monkey does slingbacks!

Ladies, we all need a classic pair of slingbacks in our inventories. Whether we’re going for that vintage look, or just want a pair of shoes we can wear with everything, from skirts to pants to formal evening gowns. Slingbacks are the Swiss Army Knife of shoes!

Pixieplumb of Baby Monkey has just remodelled her store (and it looks fabulous) and has set out a new group gift. Join the Baby Monkey Junkies group (free to join), activate your group tag, and head through the main door. The group gift is on the wall, just a little to your right. It’s the Simone Pump in nude, and it goes with everything:

Check out the new Baby Monkey blog, too, and make sure you hop over to the store tomorrow (Sunday Nov 14th) for their one-day-only relaunch gift!

November 13, 2010 Posted by | group freebies, second life, shoes | Leave a comment

New collection at The Dressing Room

It’s that time again! A new collection of designer cheapies has been released at The Dressing Room. Mainly items for the girls, but guys there’s a fabulous hairstyle from CheerNo for you, so hop over and check it out.

Mar’s showcasing the new Helena 04 skin (L$65)  from Tuli, the Ballone Dress Lilac (L$60) from R.icielli, and the Cala Saona shoes (L$60) from Your Skin & Your Shape. Note: the dress is a bit longer than this, but I preferred to wear it as a top with jeans, so I shortened it and moved the little tie section up.

Mar’s leather pants are L$10 from the Glam Affair/Beauty Avatar Couture discount room. Hop behind the cut for more pics!

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October 9, 2010 Posted by | cheapies, second life, shoes, skins | Leave a comment

You SHALL go to the ball!

Hey there, Cinderella. Got a ball to go to and you’re still in your newbie rags? Join the Dany French Touch and Leyda Style group (join fee just L$1) and check group notices for the September group gift for men and women. Guys, you get a smart silky shirt and pants, and ladies you get this gorgeous blue gown:

The skin is from the free set of Kalista skins at Tuli‘s mainstore (you can also find the free pack of Gem eyes there. Mar is wearing the sapphire shade here). Head into the big tree and you’ll find them on the stump just inside. The hair is from the free Susan fatpack by Exile at Savoir Hair, and the jewellery is the Ex Stripper set, to be found in the lucky board on the top floor at Ticky Tacky. You can also find the dress for L$1 in the Dany French Touch store. If you need heels, try the Ocean colour of stilettos from Tesla’s free Jane fatpack on XstreetSL.

Just L$1 and you can go to the ball!

September 5, 2010 Posted by | accessories, dollarbies, dresses, eyes, for the guys, formalwear, group freebies, hair, jewellery, lucky boards, second life, shoes, skins, Xstreet SL | Leave a comment

Some pretties for holiday Monday

Have some pretties for a holiday Monday :)

Baby Monkey has a sweet little pair of Cute Button Wedges for just L$10 at the desk inside the door. Mar’s teamed them with the L$10 Katiuscia dress in peach, from the Glam Affair/Beauty Avatar Couture discount room (see this post for how to get there). You’ll need to edit the skirt of the dress; see towards the end of this post for instructions (it’s really simple!)

Hop behind the cut for more Monday cheerer-uppers!

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August 30, 2010 Posted by | accessories, cheapies, dollarbies, dresses, lingerie, second life, shoes, treasure hunt | Leave a comment

Pixel pretties and a giggle

For a very limited time only, Pixeldolls have two samples of dresses available free at their Nakama location. For a while now, at their mainstore location, they have been giving a sample of their new releases in a single colour, so that customers can try them out. Mar headed over to the Nakama location to pick up the new dresses, and they’re gorgeous.

These are free for a very limited time. You’ll find them on the floor under the main ads for the dresses. But that’s not all you can pick up at that location! Hop behind the cut for some lovely retro-style swimsuits that double as nice tops, plus a giggly gift from Baby Monkey’s group.

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August 6, 2010 Posted by | beachwear, dresses, freebies, limited time offers, second life, shoes, vintage fashion | 1 Comment

Don’t get mad; get Moody

UPDATE: Please note that the free shoes have been moved to the Stiletto Moody Outlet store, as lag in the mainstore was causing problems for people trying to buy other items. I’ve updated this post with the new SLurl.

OK ladies, gird your loins. You’re gonna need all your lag-battling skills for this, so make sure you read this post in its entirety before hightailing it to grab these gifts. OK, ready?

Free Stiletto Moody shoes.

*picks self up off floor after being crushed by the stampede*

Not heard of Stiletto Moody? Let me enlighten you. They are to Second Life what Jimmy Choo is to First Life. Their shoes retail for mind-blowing prices in-world, and for the duration of their current 40% off sale (no end date given, but it may be pretty quick) they have decided to re-give last year’s massively successful free group gift in their store: the Lana shoes in red. So if, like Mar, you missed out last year, read on because I have some tips for you.

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July 13, 2010 Posted by | accessories, group freebies, limited time offers, second life, shoes | Leave a comment

New Dressing Room Blue collection, and three free sets of skins!

Happy weekend! It’s a flipping hot one here in the UK (well, hot for us, anyway!) and Mar’s been hopping all over the grid today to bring you some goodies. The main subject of this blogpost is the new collection at The Dressing Room Blue, but I also have a limited time offer (this weekend only!) free skin from Tuli to show you, plus Subscribe-o-matic and group gift skin packs from Nomine and Sn@tch.

Hop behind the cut!

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July 10, 2010 Posted by | accessories, boots, cheapies, dresses, freebies, group freebies, hair, jewellery, limited time offers, pay-to-join groups, second life, shoes, skins | Leave a comment

Summer Blues

SF Design has its new July freebies for men and women out, and both are fabby sarongs (c’mon boys; get your Beckham on! *g*) and prim-toed Ramses sandals with a great HUD for skin and pedicure colour customisation. Mar’s teamed hers with a L$1 tank top from the upstairs discount section at A Piece of Candy, and a L$10 tote bag from the upstairs discount section at Baby Monkey. Now all I need is a beach!

July 4, 2010 Posted by | accessories, bags, beachwear, cheapies, dollarbies, for the guys, freebies, second life, shoes | Leave a comment

All that glitters…

…is the July group gift from Dany French Touch. The group is free to join, but if you’re maxed out on groups then this and the freebie for men are both also available (for L$1 each) at the Dany French Touch store (along with lots of other great dollarbies).

The dress is called Mona and Mar has teamed it with R2 Fashion’s gold Kahakai shoes (L$90). Every girl needs a pair of gold slingbacks in her inventory! Mar’s hair is the 101 Hair by White Well, and it’s free at Savoir Hair.

Hop behind the cut for a closeup of the shoes and a snapshot of the boy’s gift :)

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July 4, 2010 Posted by | dollarbies, dresses, for the guys, group freebies, second life, shoes | Leave a comment