Spring has Sprung!

Spring flowers are popping up to grow tall in the glow of the day.  Easter is around the corner, eggs are being dyed, and its beautiful day.  Gloria discovered an enchanted forest (Dimrill Dale) on her easter egg hunt and stops to enjoy the wonder that surrounds her while wearing her new find from Collabor88.

Collabor88 is a monthly event that runs from the 8th of each month and ends the 8th of the following month (March 8th to April 8th).  Some of the most loved designer participate in the super bargain basement monthly event offering specials for 88, 188 or 288L.  I purchased a few cute spring ensemble that I’m sure I’ll wear over and over again.

Let’s start with the canvas, Glam Affair Amberly Artic in Candy 01 (blue) for 188L.  A side note, Glam Affair recently released the Amberly skin series at the main store for 1,000L and is hosting a contest closing Friday.  I have been wearing my Amberly skin selection around the grid and will blog more about the Glam Affair Amberly contest shortly.

I also purchased D!va Flora hair for 188L, flowers in hair optional.  I’m not sure what it is with me but I can’t seem to pass up a opporunity to buy crazy skin or make-up. 🙂  The LaGyo Isabella jewelry set screamed spring to me, so I needed to make another trip to Collabor88 to pick them up.  Each piece was sold separately, total $364.  I had actually tried to get to C88 early but the sim was either full or crashed my viewer several times.  I felt pretty luck to get in this time and score great spring deals.

close-up of skin & jewelry

  • Skin: Glam Affair, Amberly, Artic, Candy 01D
  • Hair: D!va, Flora, Cat’s Eye
  • Necklace: LaGyo, Isabella, Fuxia
  • Earrings: LaGyo, Isabella, Fuxia
  • Ring: LaGyo, Isabella, Aqua
  • Nails: (NO) Nail Art, Pink Bows & Dots

I couldn’t pass up the (NO) Shabby Chic Sweetheart dress in mint (optional lace top) and the most adorable spring oxford in hot pink with white polka-dots from Schadenfreude.

(No) Shabby Chic Sweetheart dress, shoes, glam affair skin, & LaGyo jewelry set

Close-up of shoes

  • Skin: Glam Affair, Amberly, Artic, Candy 01D
  • Dress: (NO) Shabby Chic Sweetheart dress, Mint
  • Shoes: Schadenfreude, Ultravox Shoe, Pink/Ivory Dot
  • Hair: D!va, Flora, Cat’s Eye
  • Necklace: LaGyo, Isabella, Fuxia
  • Earrings: LaGyo, Isabella, Fuxia
  • Ring: LaGyo, Isabella, Aqua
  • Nails: (NO) Nail Art, Pink Bows & Dots
  • Easter basket: SL Marketplace find

I’m pretty sure I will return and buy at least half of the store that’s left.  🙂 When I do, I’ll blog about it and include photos of my finds.  Some upcoming blogs post will be Glam Affair Amberly skin contest, The Arcade Gatcha event & gifts, BLD WingTastic new release, and St. Patrick’s Day hunt items and party details.  Till then!

Valentine Day specials

Valentine’s Day is a tomorrow and it can be expensive both in RL and SL. As you have come to know, I love bargain shopping and hunting for great finds.  I have a number of items you ladies can wear during the day and night with your special someone.

First up, Purple Moon’s Cupid Arrow hunt item, Love Me Tender tunic and leggings, perfect for a stroll in the park with your loved one.  This fun, young look was accompanied with Madrid Solo February group gift, past Finesmith specials and free Valentine nails from Poisoned Apples, available at the Womenstuff Lounge (50L join fee).

PM Cupid Arrow Hunt itemMadrid Solo make-up

Next up is a sweet and sassy mini dress from Unforgettable Temptations, the hunt gift from the Hugs & Kisses hunt.  I used LollipopZ hair and Blacklace Beauty Valentine gift make-up to complete the look.  The beach house and Valentine decor are from For the Love of…Home hunt, I will blog more about this hunt later.

Hugs & kisses dressBlacklace beauty close-up

Another great Valentine gift is Morea’s red and white polka-dot two piece skirt & blouse outfit (Morea is free to join).  I paired the outfit with Zuri’s Jewelry, Victoria Lace Hearts set, which was a hunt gift.  I used Madrid Solo male February group gift, Ali & Ali hair and an adorable bistro set from a hunt.

Morea giftMadrid Solo male close-up

While making Valentine’s and reading love letters, I relaxed in B!asta Stop Picking on Me hunt gift from The Stupid Cupid hunt.  I paired free Catwa punk pink roaring 20’s hair, Vogue’s dog tag necklace (February group gift) and G Force plum Mary Jane to complete the look. The Making Valentine table was a gift from the For The Love of …Home hunt. B!asta hunt item Catwa hair, close-up

As dust falls on SL, I slipped into Gizza February group gift, a darling red and white printed cocktail dress with matching boots trimmed in the same fabric. I paired the cocktail dress with Chop Zuey Love’s Coming choker, earrings, ring and Cheri-Amour bracelet (all items are gifts for Valentine’s Day).  The Love’s Coming earrings and bracelet are free for non-member, and the other pieces are exclusive for Chop Zuey members.

Gizza group giftChop Zuey V-Day gifts

Elegant, romances and a touch of mystery surrounds me as I dance the night away in Purple Moon’s Amore in Red, a Valentine group gift.  Only Chop Zuey’s Love Coming set could emphasize the beauty of this stunning PM gown.

PM Amore GownChop Zuey w:PM gownAnd finally to close the lovely day filled with amour, I change into a sweet pink with white heart nightie from Sakide, the Cupid Arrow hunt gift. Sweet dreams and happy hunting!

Sakide cupid arrow hunt itemI hope I have illustrated that you can celebrate the holiday without spending a lot of money, plus you might find a few hidden gems along the way!

Purple Moon “Cherries on Top” hunt

So, I’m back after a week filled with family health issues and computer problems.  And, I have a good one for all the lovers of Purple Moon Creations and hunts.  I’m reprising my role of model for PM’s Valentine Cherries on Top hunt.  There are 10 cherries hidden around the Purple Moon store.  The hunt is free and open to everyone.  Hunt runs from February 7 to 15, 2013. Good Luck!

A favorite of mine, the Cordelia mesh sweater dress (cherry #1) is paired with Mara suede boots in Old Pink (cherry #6) and the matching Mara suede handbag (cherry #5). The jewelry is a free group gift from Virtual Impression.

Gift #1, 5, 6 Gift #1, close-up

Gift #5 & 6, close-up

As some of you might know, I live in Northern California.  So, it’s only appropriate that I get in touch with my hippie side as I model the Flower Power pants in White & Cherry (cherry # 3), paired with the boho one shoulder Kada top in Old Pink (cherry #2) and the arty Rosali Necklace in Pink/Cherry/White (cherry #7). To complete the look, I used a D!va hair.

Gift #2 & 7, close-up Gift #2, 3 & 7

Red hot and stylish is the name of the game with cherry #10, Skinny Jeans in Cherry.  I paired the jeans with PM’s Renata tube top in Moss Green, Bubble jewelry set and Vain sunglasses, all available for purchase at the store.

Gift #10

Hello Spring!  I can’t wait for warmer weather, beautiful flowers and fun opportunities to wear cute clothes like the Floral Dress in Pink (cherry #4).  The mini floral print, ruffled sculpted top and white eyelet lace skirt has a real girlie feel.  I paired the dress with the Frozen Dew earrings in Cherry (cherry #8) and white Lace Pumps (a past gift from PM’s 2nd chance hunt, I blogged about).

Gift #4 & 8

Another great spring dress is the Cindy Dress in Pink (cherry #9), a perfect item to wear to back yard BBQ, beach parties or a day out shopping with the girls. I used the Frozen Dew jewelry set in Cherry (cherry #8) and white lace pumps to complete the look.  Almost all photos were taken at the Armidi @ The Shop sim and D!va group gift hair was worn in most photos.

Gift #8 & 9 Gift #8, close-up