Actually it’s more like gatcha, as in those little random chance prize machines. They remind me of the little trinket and candy machines that you played as a kid at the grocery store or the mall – begging your parents for 25¢ so you can get a handful of candy, a super ball, or maybe a temporary tattoo. I loved those things. I  saved up my quarters so that I’d have a dollar or two when we went to the store and I could get as many crazy little trinkets as possible.

But enough of my reminiscing. Taste of SL has a whole boardwalk full of gatcha machines from the stores that participate on a weekly basis and all of who are involved in the TOSL 1st birthday hunt too. More on the hunt later if I have time to get around to it. I’m kinda a gatcha addict but I suppose that’s a bit of a given considering how much I love the RL versions as a kid. I picked up a bunch of things already and I’ll probably go back for more.

Superhero shirt from Cracked Mirror
All Hearts Jewelry from Clutter

Armlet (aka pink arm warmer thingy) from Shania’s Sock Shop (3*S)
Shirt from Alexohol

Simple Shrug from **[RIDDLE]**
Burberry Weave Ballet Flats from Factorie (Burberry! I feel so chic! Really.)

Here’s the shrug close view

Folding Lawn Chair from TWS (My favorite thing so far! I’m so going back for a bunch of these!)

You can go check it out here and pick of some of the fun things stores have put out.

❤ Ayako

Skin: LAQ
Tank & Jeans: [Cynful]
Poses: !bang and *ES*


ALEIDA Closing Sale

Aleida Rhode is closing her store. From now until midnight SLT of June 30th everything is 50-80% off.  It’s sad to see her go because ALEIDA is hands down one of my favorite stores in SL.  The  clothes have an elegant, high fashion style and a lot of it looks like it’s come right off a runway.  If that’s your thing then I’d definitely recommend stopping in and stocking up before it’s gone.

<3 Ayako

Taxi to ALEIDA:

Cynfully Special

The newest release from [Cynful] are fantastic denim capris and shorts and for a limited time they’ve put out this sexy summer outfit that includes a pair of both on marketplace. It’s 30$L for the time being. Grab it before the price goes up!

❤ Aya

Top: [Cynful] – Kini (marketplace special)
Capris: [Cynful] – Modest Capri Jeans (marketplace special)
Shorts: [Cynful] – Modest Jeans shorts (marketplace special)
Earrings: *Bellies* – Feather earrings (from 50 of a kind)
Shoes: G*Field – Knot wedge sandal – white
Poses: Posies

Spring into Sales!

Hello. My name is Ayako Firecaster-Petrovic and I am a shop-a-holic.

There are so many fabulous spring sales going on right now I just couldn’t help myself. Yesterday I hit one in RL and today two in SL and planning on going to yet another SL sale tomorrow. >.<

Berries Inc. and Grixdale are both running 50% off everything sales right now. Grixdale’s sale runs until April 14th and Berries Inc. until the 18th. starts their spring sale tomorrow and it runs until the 17th. Again 50% off everything with a few previously unreleased items that will be out. I’d definitely suggest stopping over at these fabulous stores especially since fri. will be retiring some of their items after the sale is over.

❤ Ayako

The Look:
Dress: Berries Inc. – OMG shirtdress
Socks: Grixdale – Antique socks – Bean Sprout
Pose: SEmotion

Long Black Weekend

Yesterday Aleida Rhode announced a “Long Black Weekend” sale at her store ALEIDA where everything black or charcoal is just 50L until Sunday. I love her clothes  so I immediately ran over to go shopping even though I don’t wear tons of black. I picked up several amazing things including a pair of boots I’ve been drooling over for awhile but have been too cheap to buy.  Every girl needs at least one little black dress and this one makes 4 for me. I can never have enough LBD’s and I absolutely love these boots. I haven’t taken them off yet!

I picked up the Bashanti shirt in charcoal for 50L and 2 other colors at full price. Elegant, sassy, and a little bit naughty all at the same time since it’s sheer. Not usually one for showing off my nips but this shirt was too pretty to pass up!

This bikini is a fairly recent release and I paired it up with my boots which again, I can’t bear to take off! Not that it’s warm enough for a bikini yet but when the time comes I’ll be ready!

ALEDIA makes gorgeous couture clothing and I’ll probably go and pick up a few more things before the weekend is over. One can’t have too much black in your wardrobe right?

❤ Aya

The Look:

Skin: Apple May Designs – Gaia – Peachy
Dress: ALEIDA – Wipsty Dress – Black
Top: ALEDIA – Bashanti shirt – Charcoal
Bikini: ALEIDA – Rio Bikini – Charcoal
Boots: ALEIDA – Moshi Ankle Boots – Charcoal
Poses: Posies

Shoe Whore

There’s something about this virtual world that brings out the shoe whore in me. I am way too cheap in my 1st life and too picky to be one. But here in this virtual reality, I have a shoe collection large enough to fill a store. And there’s nothing like a good sale to bring out the shoe fiend in full force. If you’re a Moody’s group member head on over to the store for a 50% off end of season sale. I may be broke now but my feet look hot!

(These are actually Kaiden’s shoes since mine wouldn’t quit being gray. Argh! But we bought the same one’s so it’s all good. )

❤ Aya

Shoes: Stiletto Moody – BARE Kim – White

Shopped OUT!

Hard to believe but I am sick of shopping! I’ve been doing hunts like crazy the past couple of weeks in addition to my normal shop-a-holic-ness (if that’s even a word lol). Therathe has been sooooo patient coming along with me on my hunts – two pairs of eyes are better than one! I think he’s more sick of my shopping than I am! If you can’t tell by the picture, we’re both fairly worn out.

You alive under there baby? Maybe I better go revive him…although I’m not sure I can get up at the moment….this could be a problem.

❤ Aya

Pose: Glitterati – Couple’s shopping 2