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Stood Up

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Stood up.

He said we had a date, and I was all decked out. Dressed to the nines. Fit to kill. You know how it goes. You find just the gown at ALB that can’t be passed up, especially since it’s free. I opted out of the full skirt and kept it simple, going only for the slinky white part with the draping back and the low cut neckline and then I waited at the door but he never showed up. It’s a good thing the dress didn’t cost me anything… or I might have more in the way of revenge than just petty aggravation on my mind.

Of course if you have an upcoming date, you can get this dress too… and it comes in all the right sizes: fitmesh XS – XL as well as Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP.

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Pairing things up.

I had a flair for dramatics. (So does he… I’m sure he’ll have some excuse.) So I added this jewelry from Lazuri to my dress. It’s the current group gift out. I’m showing you the necklace and cuff bracelets, but there were also rings and earrings too. They are even color change, with a choice of silver or gold metal and an ability to change the color of the pearls as well. Lazuri frequently sets out large sets of color change gifts, so though the group fee is 250L, it means a lot of jewelry for your group fee.

I wonder if he’ll show up late to pay the ticket for the bottle of wine I ordered…

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Guiliana
Jewelry – Lazuri – Prana Necklace and Prana Cuff Bracelets (Free Group gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress & Shoes – ALB – Shani gown NYEve & heels (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

Astrids Signature


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Someday My Ship Will Sail

My Ship Will Come In

My spirit hungers to go on, someday my ship will sail

This smexy, curve-hugging dress is the latest free group gift from Entice. It comes in black, gray, and a yummy dark red via texture-changing HUD, all with a black belt and trim. You can mix and match the skirt and top to get the look you like. Sizes include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layers
  • Belleza Freya, Venus, and Isis
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Maitreya

My spiky, strappy stilettos (Maitreya only) are a free gift from LYBRA at The Crossroads Event. You can’t see it from this angle, but those heels could seriously put someone’s eye out! The current round of The Crossroads will be ending on January 28th, so be sure to stop by and pick up the fabulous gifts – see Carson’s post for some great menswear items and mine for a pair of must-have winter boots.

Last but not least, my necklace and earrings are free gifts from Chop Zuey. No group is required; just on click on each to pay 0L. You can also pick up the set in gold, which was previously shown here by Astrid.

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: Exile On the Go
Hairbase: Just Magnetized Set 03
Necklace/Earrings: Chop Zuey Circles Silver (free gift / 0L)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Skirt/Top: Entice We Want Peace (free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: LYBRA Sadie Sandals Black (free gift @ The Crossroads)
Pose: OoO Studio Poses
Location: West of the Rain

My Ship Will Sail, written by Allen Reynolds. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group. I like this version with Johnny Cash and Earl Scruggs.

 

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Cute Curvy Classy

Cute Curvy Classy

Pastel Dream

Have you ever had rainbow ice cream before? More specifically Paddle Pop rainbow ice cream? It was my favorite growing up (the only flavor of ice cream I’d consume actually) and one look at this pretty pastel offering from Glasgow Grin had me nostalgic for those days all over again. Personally, I’ve always found pastel shades to have a rather dreamy quality about them and when they’ve been mixed together so artfully I find them quite irresistible. Such was the case for the Cutey Dress that’s out right now at Glasgow Grin for the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2. This comfy sweater dress comes in sizes for ebody, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass) and Maitreya mesh bodies as well as one standard mesh size for those of us classic avatars. I’m wearing the standard mesh size in the picture above and was pretty pleased with the alpha layer that’s provided as it helped with the fit quite nicely. Cute, curvy, classy indeed! All prizes in the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 are for 1L and the hunt runs till the 31st of January.

Accessorize

Did you guys make New Year resolutions? It’s a little dorky I know but I made a couple for Second Life as well and one of which is to try to pay more attention to the little details when putting together outfits. The other is to clean out the inventory but we’ll see how well that goes. Anyway, I’m on Oxide’s mailing list and discovered that they’ve put out a great pair of hooped earrings for their sub-o members. You can never go wrong with this classic design (especially when wearing a shorter hairstyle) and this well-made pair from Oxide come with a color change hud as well. If you’re not in the mood to stick to gold there are nine other colors to choose from as well. Some other perks of being in Oxide’s sub-o group is that you’ll have access to past sub-o gifts as well (that you can snap up for free) and of course it doesn’t take up those precious group slots so it’s certainly worth checking out.

All nice and manicured

If you’ve been following the blog closely, you’d have seen that some Fabulously Free in SL group gifts is being changed out. It’s really exciting to see what our generous designers have in store for us next! Needless to say, I snapped up the new manicure and pedicure sets from Hello Dave in a jiffy and am wearing the Fairy French set in the picture above. I love the clean, glossy colors and truth be told its stores like Hello Dave that make getting Slink hands really worth it. Hello Dave nails are compatible with Slink hands and hands using the Omega system. To add this set to your inventory for free, simply wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag or if you’re not in the group yet copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer, hit enter and click on the link, secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about . As always the group is free to join! If you’re still not convinced, click {HERE} for a clearer picture on these gorgeous nail sets.

New face for a new year

Last but not least I stopped by 7 Deadly s{K}ins to pick up their January group gift. Carson blogged about the men’s gift {HERE} and I’m happy to report that the gift for ladies is packed full of goodies as well. In the gift package you’ll get:

  • Classic skins in seven tones (caramel, cotton, oak, pineapple, sand, taupe, and walnut)
  • Omega body appliers in the tones listed above
  • Omega head appliers in the tones listed above
  • Slink appliers
  • Tango and Phatazz appliers
  • 2 shapes

7 Deadly s{K}ins has a group join fee of 225L but as you can see it’s well worth the lindens. Not only are their gifts generous, but the faces on their skins are always so gorgeous.

That’s a wrap! I’ve still got a hankering for some rainbow ice cream but luckily it’s not too late to skip on over to the corner store. Catch you on the flip side guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Madelief (0L/Group Gift/225L group join fee)
Hair – Lock & Tuft Soga (Past FLF)
Hairbase – Boon Gathered mid hairbase (0L)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L)
Earrings – Oxide Hoop Earrings (0L/Sub-O gift/No join fee required)
Dress – Glasgow Grin Cutey Dress (1L/Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 Prize)
Manicure – Hello Dave Fairy French (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/No join fee required)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-

 


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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Pretty Kitty Designs

I’m back again to report news about another new Fabulously Free in SL group gift update!  This time, by Pretty Kitty Designs!  Head on over with your FabFree group tag activated and pick up your copy!

Thank you Arella!!

Pretty Kitty Designs – Added 01/14/17

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How to grab your gift!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the party table.


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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on sunshine

Just a little bit out of practice.

Gotta admit, this holiday season has left me a little rusty when it comes to rooting out those bargains. For a while I had contemplated on training my new polar bear cub (he still needs a name) in the fine art of sniffing out great deals a la Ripley but after fifteen minutes of watching him attempt to dig out the carpet, the thought of turning him loose in a store became a Very Bad Idea. Thankfully, I soon remembered a safer alternative and was soon turning to the Second Life Marketplace. Personally, I’ve always found the Marketplace easy to navigate (no lag or misbehaving polar bears a bonus!) ending this most recent jaunt with a cart loaded with goodies.

Stepping into the sunshine.

One of the things picked up was this free sweater dress from Tuty’s. I guess I was in the mood for something simple as I immediately fell in love with the sleek cut of this dress. With the weather being so odd lately, I didn’t want to chance catching a flu and so appreciated this snug long-sleeved dress and it’s comfortable jersey material even more. The sweater dress comes with a boat load of sizes including the five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL) as well as alternate sizes for avvies with smaller chests or curvier bodies. If you’re still worried about the sizing there’s also a nifty alpha layer provided to stop bits from poking through. To sweeten the pot, the sweater dress also comes with a hud that allows you to switch between fourteen different colors. I spent way too long trying to decide on which color to showcase but settled on orange because it’s been too drab and dreary on my little plot of Second Life recently. Snow is all well and good but I think I’m well and truly ready for Spring and the sunshine.

Unusual headgear.

I’ve been in a bit of a headgear kick recently. Beanies and caps mostly as sunhats will have to wait (grrr) but in the virtual world, I would be remiss not to stretch this theme out to the more unusual. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen horns sold on the marketplace but when I saw these on offer at Ninety I snapped them up right away. For just 1L, you’ll not only get a great set of horns but also a hud that controls the colors of each flower on the ring of flowers at the base of each horn. There are eight colors to choose from so go crazy experimenting with all the different combinations that are possible. The flowers really remind me of Spring and I just can’t wait for the season to get here already! The hud provided also lets you control the color metals on the horns (choice of gold or silver) and there is also an easy to use resize script so that you can customize your horns to your heart’s content. And that’s a wrap for my Marketplace shopping adventures. The January work rush has certainly left me floored as it’s been busier than I’ve previously anticipated (-shakes a stick at RL-) but hopefully, I’ll be able to recover some of my freebie game soon. Catch you on the flip side guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (Past Women Only 2 Hunt prize)
Hair – PB Designs Iris
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L)
Horns – Ninety Horns Gift (1L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Tuty’s Mesh Sweater Dress (0L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – MO0H! Nikita boots (Past Designer Circle Gift)
Manicure – La Boheme Diti Gold (Previous offering @ The Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

 

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 01/13/2017 – Tiffany Designs

Tiffany Designs FFDFHello Fab Free! It’s time for this week’s Fab Free Designer Friday. Even though it’s been a long week, I’m always happy for Friday. This week I’m going to share with you Tiffany Designs. This shop has been around for a little while and my recent visit to the Tiffany Designs main store showed me just how much this once small shop has grown into an elegantly established shop. As you browse the first floor, you’ll notice live models among the classy decor. It’s nice to see some of the outfits on an avatar before you purchase.

Tiffany Designs is well known for beautiful formal wear and mostly women’s mesh and applier clothing, however there is a generous amount of classy men’s clothing as well. Almost immediately as you enter the store, you’ll be greeted by a FREE group gift for Tiffany Designs group members. To the right from where the gift vendor stands, you’ll also find a wall of recent men’s and women’s group gifts, as well as the Tiffany Designs group joiner. The group does have a one time join fee of 100 lindens, however as you can see there are a generous number of gifts. Also, group members get a discount on purchases.
Tiffany Designs FFDFAlso, at the entrance of the Tiffany Designs store, you’ll see the usual information wall that shows all the current and up-coming events, along with other associations and partnerships. As you’re browsing through all the elegant clothing at Tiffany Designs, make your way to the back left of the first floor and you’ll be met with an enormous wall of FREE items, Promos, and other group gifts. Here is where you’ll also find the Fab Free exclusive group gift. Don’t forget, you’ll need your Fab Free group tag active to get this gift. We saw this lovely gift in Kathryn’s post here. The gifts under the glittering “FREE GIFTS” sign are FREE for everyone, with no need to wear a group tag. In addition to all the shopping in the expansive first floor, there is an entire second floor to browse. You’ll definitely want to spend the afternoon at Tiffany Designs, Happy Shopping!


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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Snowpaws

Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws has updated their Fabulously Free in SL group gift and it’s lovely!  Head over to the gift table where you’ll find the gorgeous dress as shown below for free with your Fabulously Free in SL group tag activated!

Thank you Carrie!

Snowpaws – Added 01/11/17

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How to grab your gift!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the party table.


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A Warming Trend

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I see a trend.

This warm weather thing must be a trend. I think a few of us have been longing for a break from the cold weather. If you are also into fantasy roleplay (or even if you are not), I’ve found a warm weather outfit that may just suit your fancy. I took a stroll among the flowers with it, but I can see it fitting into a roleplay wardrobe too.

The dress.

The latest group gift from EvelineInTheBox is easily one of my favorite gifts from the creator yet. It is very elaborate with a plunging neckline, shoulder straps, a strap across the chest, and very unique sleeves that sort of remind me of “I dream of Jeanie.” As always, the group is free to join, making the gift free to you.

Sizes it comes in:

  • Maitreya
  • Werwolf
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Wrap it up.

I paired my new dress with a unique gift from Merlific. These Maitreya specific leg wraps not only fit like a dream, they are sexy too. The group is free to join, making the gift free as well. You’ll get a gift package that contains five colors (black, white, red, blue, and purple). I’m showing off the black in my picture as it matched my outfit. Don’t miss your chance to pick these up!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Elaine
Dress – EvelineInTheBox – Raelyn (Free group gift/0L/Group is free to Join)
Leg Wraps – Merlific – Diana Straps Maitreya Only (Free group gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Le Sixieme Sens

Astrids Signature


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I Need Vitamin Sea!

Where Ever You Are

Hello there, Fab Free!  Once again, Astrid inspired me, this time by mentioning warm weather (another great idea, Astrid!).  I, too, have been feeling the need to escape gray days, sweaters, and chilly temperatures.  The Salt Water sim provided the perfect tranquil hideaway for Ripley and I.  We enjoyed a lovely afternoon strolling on the beach, walking off those extra midnight margarita calories from Friday night (thank you, Love!).  With nothing but gently crashing waves, the cries of far off seabirds, and tangy breezes, it was a welcome relief from the daily grind.

No Jacket Required

Grateful for the ideal climate and mild temperature, I happily slipped into Abril, a sleek, embroidered free lucky board prize from The Beautiful Ones.  In my last post {HERE}, I showcased a gorgeous TBO gown, and mentioned all the goodies that are included with the 25L join fee for the group.  The chance to win Abril in several different shades is one of those extra bonuses.  The sienna version I am wearing today features an intricate embroidery pattern layered above a background that fades from a deep, reddish brown to a pale, creamy hue.  Sleeveless and figure hugging, this frock is fit for a sophisticated night out, or a casual afternoon with friends, depending on how you accessorize your look.  The prize package contains mesh in standard sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L) and the coordinating alpha layer.  By adjusting the alpha of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to wear the classic style just fine.  To add Abril to your inventory, simply head over to The Beautiful Ones, activate your group tag, and make the short trip upstairs where you will find the group-only lucky chair.  While you are there, give the midnight madness boards a tap, and you might be adding more loveliness to your wardrobe, as well!

The Lucky One

Shine On

After donning my new sheath-style dress, I turned around to see Ripley perched on my chair with the Mandala Marketplace shop brought up on my screen.  Upon noticing my raised eyebrow, he gave me a sheepish grin, nudged the monitor, then jumped down so I could check out his latest find.  The pupster struck gold (literally), at 70% off no less, with these Luck earrings in gold and brown.  In a large, hoop style with a beautiful metal texture, and dangles, they matched the tone of my frock perfectly….all for only 57L!  With my free dress and sale priced earrings, I splurged, and scooped up the coordinating Luck necklace for 70 percent off as well.  The necklace has a resize option, which is handy because it comes in a unisex version, and was a bit large for my figure at first, but after a little tweaking, it worked well.  I tossed my canine pal a few Ripley-snacks as I added my new baubles to my outfit, grabbed his leash and his favorite ball, then we journeyed over to the beach for a welcome, stress-free break.  I hope you have a relaxing Sunday yourselves, dear readers.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Kelly

Eyeliner Applier:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Earrings:  Mandala Luck Earring Gold (57L on the Marketplace – 70% off on sale)

Necklace:  Mandala Luck Necklace Brown and Gold (127L – 70% off on sale)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Abril Embroidered Dress (free Group Lucky Board Prize  0L/25L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Shoes Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)

Nail Applier:  ZOZ Rubber Polish

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Salt Water

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A Vintage Stroll

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It’s not cold everywhere.

There are still parts of this world that have warm weather… and I decided to take a warmer weather stroll. I was missing flowers and sunshine amidst all the snow. I found a garden sim with roses, vintage bikes and vases, and took a walk in my brand new January gift from BYRNE. You’ll definitely want to pick this one up. The group is free to join and the gift is free too. You’ll get the jacket and the skirt (two separate pieces) and quality alphas to go with them.

Sizes Included:

  • The Jacket: standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • The Skirt: Fitmesh XS – XL, as well as a Maitreya fit

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A finishing touch.

Chop Zuey has generously set out a gift just for FabFree group members. Since the Fabulously Free in SL group is free to join, this gift is free as well, and it matched my new dress from BYRNE just perfectly. So I stopped by Chop Zuey to pick up the Love Knot Set. It includes the beautiful heart choker necklace shown above as well as a pair of matching earrings that are hidden in my hair. These are easily resizable to fit any avatar. You’ll find this gift where the other Chop Zuey gifts are.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Reva
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Love Knot Set – Slv/Rose (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is free to Join)
Dress – BYRNE – Amanda Jacket & Skirt (January Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Giardini

Astrids Signature