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Evenings at the farm

Evenings at the farm

Gacha to chase away the Monday Blues

The mix of being in an experimental mood and seeing all the great Vintage Gacha Fair posts from Astrid and Love and Carson had me wondering if it was possible to brew up a look using mostly under 75L gacha prizes. Since the fair is going to be running until the 19th of this month, I figured that there would be enough time to go and take a poke around. If things didn’t go according to plan at least I would have had some amusement on a (yucky) Monday. As it turns out, though, my experiment yielded up some pretty positive results. Here are the details;

Casual historical dressing

I’ve been in some pretty fancy dresses this week and it was rather refreshing to step into a more casual (in comparison) period piece. Cut in the regency style, the Lizzy dress has pretty puffed sleeves, a flattering neckline, and an empire waist to enhance your silhouette. I personally liked the detailing on the hem of the skirt and it was nice to step out in a pretty gown without the frills of swishing silk skirts and lace. Lizzy is available at the Faida booth at the Vintage Gacha Fair for 50L per pull and you can choose from five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) before paying the gacha machine. The corresponding alpha layer for the Lizzy outfit is available for free at the booth so don’t forget to grab that too if you do try your luck at the machine. Commons range from a trio of pretty pastel shades; blue, lavender, and cream (shown) while I do believe that rares are black, white, and red.  Just a side note, however, there was no demo (that I could spot) at the booth and I had to do a bit of guesswork and go by the standard size that I always wore.

Little lamb

One thing on my SL New Year’s resolution list was to stop buying little animals and big ones too. This was promptly broken as soon as I walked by the Jinx booth and spotted their MacSheepy gacha. They’re so adorable aren’t they? Will you look at those big eyes…awww. -ahem- Before I descend into baby talk, these cute little sheep are available for 65L per pull. I’m showing the holdy version of Giro in the picture above but there are twelve commons (six huggies and six holdies ) to be won as well as three rares and one ultra rare companion MacRamstein. All version of the MacSheepy blink their pretty big eyes and companion MacSheepy will walk around with your avatar. Jinx has another booth at the Vintage Gacha Fair as well with adorable baby goats.

Accessories

No trip to the Vintage Gacha fair is complete without snagging those awesome free gifts that merchants have out at their booths from clothing to home and garden items to accessories, I found something in the many, many gift boxes to compliment today’s outfit. The Escapade necklace in gold comes from the Fallen Gods Inc booth and is a simple yet pretty trinket to flatter any outfit historical or modern. While the necklace doesn’t come with a resize script, you’ll still be able to stretch, rotate and move it around using the edit option. Permissions are also set to copy/mod so be sure to make backups. If you poke around the other booths belonging to Fallen Gods Inc you’ll find the silver version of the Escapade necklace as another free prize.

The Vintage Gacha Fair is running until the 19th of this month so hop on over to get your free gifts and see what kind of cool stuff you’ll be able to play for.

Evenings at the farm (closer)

Other gacha

Looks like the gacha bug has bitten me rather viciously as I can’t seem to stop play them even after I’ve left the fair. I picked up the Galadriel hairstyle from Fabia Hair’s instore gacha for 50L per pull (shown here in pack number 3). This flowing and romantic hairstyle is very reminiscent of the elf that shares its name. I especially like how wavey the mesh looks and was pretty pleased to discover that you’ll also be receiving the tiara accessory as well to go along with your new hair. Here’s a rundown of what’s in the prize package:

  • Two versions of the Galadriel hairstyle; one for larger chests
  • Four versions of the tiara with rigged and resize versions and shine/no shine versions
  • Color hud with six different shades to choose from for common sets (rare sets have three times that)
  • RGB hud to change up the accessory colors

A very happy birthday

If you’ve seen Pru’s Post you’d have seen that it’s 7 Deadly s{K}ins’s fourth birthday today and the store is celebrating with not only a free join exercise but a birthday market placed at the front of their store and extra mini-manias. At the market, you’ll find 4L skin boxes for both male and female and before you think they’re only for classic skins there are boxes of face appliers for the different mesh heads thrown into the mix as well. Also available are 1L gacha and an example of this is the Daisey skin shown above. Though she only comes in one tone (taupe) there are different versions of the makeups (version 5 shown) to be won from this gacha and with such a sweet face I couldn’t resist playing over and over. Common prizes come with only classic skin while rare prize packages include body appliers. It’s highly recommended that you take advantage of this free join exercise as there’s a 400L gift card up for grabs for group members and stay in the group as members get access to regular gifts as well as the midnight mania, mini mania’s and lucky chairs. The free group exercise and birthday market are open for a very limited time so don’t delay!

And that’s a wrap. I gotta get the new sheep and goat settled in with all the other animals. My place is turning into a zoo… -rubs temples- Have fun out there guys and good luck on the gachas!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Daisey (1L/7 Deadly s{K}ins 4th Anniversary bash)
Hair(with tiara) – Fabia Hair Galadriel (In store gacha 50L per pull)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Pet – Jinx MacSheepy (65L per pull @ Vintage Gacha Fair)
Necklace – Fallen Gods Inc Escapade (0L @ Vintage Gacha Fair)
Dress – Faida Lizzy (50L per pull @ Vintage Gacha Fair)

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Netherwood

-Screams-


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Twisted Trinity

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Hey there FabFree! Yep… I’m up to no good again!  You’ll have to please excuse my delinquent behavior today.  I’m just trying tirelessly to get a certain hot copper assigned to my beat.  I’ll risk the arrest, in fact – I’m kind of counting it.

It was perfect timing that Sn@tch had the Twisted Trinity Outfit I am wearing today set out as a free Twisted Hunt prize, just when I was needing a bad girl ensemble!  This set is worth the challenge of the hunt as it is packed full of goodies!

What Twisted Trinity Includes:

  • System Black Latex Suit / Omega Appliers
  • Shades
  • Choker
  • Hair in white & black ( I wore white and was able to retexture it to blonde with the edit feature 😉 )
  • Platform Boots

Good luck and happy hunting!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Entire Outfit + Hair – Sn@tch Twisted Trinity Outfit (free / 0L / Twisted Hunt)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Outbreak

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FREE Group Join TODAY ONLY at 7 Deadly Skins!

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Fab Free!! The 7 Deadly Skins shop is celebrating their anniversary and wants to share the fun with you in a big way! For today only (I am assuming) the 7 Deadly Skins group is FREE to join. Also, just as the flier states, there are all kinds of Mini Mania boards and seriously inexpensive items, and even dollarbie gachas gachas. Do Not Miss Out! 7 Deadly Skins also does a male and female group gift every month, so gentlemen, you can get in on this too! Happy Shopping Fab Free’rs!


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What a ride

What a ride

Time flies doesn’t it?

I was looking through the posts I’ve made here at FabFree and to my surprise realized that I’ve just passed the fifty posts mark. It still kinda feels like yesterday when I was scrambling through the new blogger application and trying not to ‘derp out’ as I filled in the notecard. In some ways, being able to write for a blog that I’ve long admired still feels more than a little surreal but to commemorate this milestone I’ve decided to recreate the styling that I did for my very first post at FabFree (if anyone’s curious it’s here). While the outfit that’s shown here today certainly isn’t a carbon copy by any means I felt that it still had that ‘cute with an edge’ vibe going for it. Here are the details;

High waisted

If you’ve been following Kat’s or Carson’s posts, you’d have notice that there are a ton of fun hunts going on for March. Seeing that it’s been a while since I’ve been on the trail, I decided to grab my trusty magnifying glass and do a little bit of sleuthing for myself. The Paws, Tails, and Whiskers Hunt 2 looked very promising and I ended up at (P3) Pixel Purrfect Productions to see if I could suss out where their prize was hidden. Turns out that luck was on my side and for just 1L the Tish Skirt became a great new addition to my inventory as I don’t own many skirts in this high waisted style. The skirt is very adorable with its anime print, sweet seafoam shades, and silky material mingling very well together. If you’re like me and appreciate the little details, you’ll also love the well-made buttons and bows on the skirt front. The Tish Skirt comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard Mesh (XXS-L) with alpha layer
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Maitreya

While you’re at (P3) Pixel Purrfect Productions, be sure to poke around some more as they have no group needed lucky chairs upstairs that cycle through the letters rather quickly. The Paws, Tails, and Whiskers Hunt 2 is running until the 31st of March so if you’re looking for cute animal-themed clothing, accessories or decor be sure to hit the hunt trail before then.

Lucky Letters

Now that I had a cute new skirt I was suddenly hit with the problem of what to pair it up with. Would it be a button down or a more casual t-shirt? Should I go with bright colors or a muted one so as to not overwhelm the entire outfit? What I did know was that the top had to be short or something that came in a clothing layer so that the meshes won’t end up cutting into each other (SL styling problems amirite?) and with that thought in mind I remembered that I had recently won the Teeny Sheer Halter Tops from one of the Lucky Letter boards at Sn@tch. These comfy halter tops were just perfect as they came in classic clothing layers (shirt and tank top) and since this is Sn@tch applier huds for Slink Physique and the Omega system were generously thrown into the as well. Not only that but you’ll also be getting ten different colors in the free prize package and needless to say I found a very fitting one to go with the skirt. Just a little note, however, the tops certainly live up to their name and are a little sheer so get that tape ready if you’re so inclined.

Inked up again

Just like socks and fishnets, tattoos can cause a bit of a hiccup when I’m dressing too. Once again generous creators come to the rescue and today I’d like to highlight Reckless. Not only are their tattoos intricate and well detailed, their group gifts come in classic layers and appliers for mesh bodies. Take Vida for example, the gift package contains:

  • Classic tattoo layers (fresh and faded)
  • Jacket layer (fresh and faded)
  • Shirt layer (fresh and faded)
  • Tank top layer (fresh and faded)
  • TMP Applier Hud
  • 3-in-1 Applier Hud for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies

I am once again very pleased with the result of wearing a classic tattoo layer with the corresponding applier, it’s the best of both worlds really. Vida is one of the group gifts that’s currently out at the Reckless main store and while there is a 75L join fee in place, you’ll be able to get past group gifts as well.

What a ride (boots)

Booted feet

I just can’t keep away from boots for very long and certainly not when they’re steampunk themed like the Charming Boots from Monomania. If you’ve already guessed that the gears and the baroque detailing on the body of the boots are my favorite part then you’re right! The burnished gold accents on this boots certainly don’t hurt it either as does the fact that you don’t need mesh feet to be able to wear them. The Charming Boots have a resize script in them and in the gift folder, you’ll also receive and alpha layer and boots base to make fitting a painless experience.  These lovely boots are a free group gift for Teleport Hub which is currently holding a free join exercise until the 15th of this month.

And that’s a wrap! Before I hit the grid again, I’d like to thank the FabFree team and all of you wonderful readers out there for having me here on the blog. Time flies when you’re having fun and it’s been nothing but a blast! Here’s to fifty more posts eh? I’ll catch you guys later!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Relitha (30L/For 30L Saturday/Still available as of writing this post)
Hair – BarberYumYum 90
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Tattoo – Reckless Vida (0L/Group Gift/75L joining fee required)
Top –Sn@tch Teeny Sheer Halter Tops (0L/Lucky Letter Prize/No group tag required)
Skirt – (P3) Pixel Purrfect Productions Tish Skirt (1L/Paws, Tails, and Whiskers Hunt 2 Prize)
Shoes – Monomania Charming Boots (0L/Teleport Hub Group Gift/Free join until the 15th)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Baja Norte

-Screams-


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Garden Ho(e)

Garden Ho(e)

 

The Dreaded Daylight Saving Time…

I’m totally not a fan. Pick a time and leave it is my motto. This jumping back and forth is outdated and needs to fade away. Since I get an extra hour of sunshine (ask me about that tomorrow morning when I’m walking the dog in the dark) I thought I’d get outside and begin the spring cleanup of the yard. I’ve pick out a casual outfit suited for yard work. I picked up The March group gift at the Orchid Store. The Adrian Skull Shirt is something I wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty. That would make it look more “authentic”. Both the group and the gift are free, but it is a pay $1L, get $1L back for each. I also stopped by AGATA and grabbed their latest group gift, the Dana Stripe Pants. This is also a FREE gift to members and the group is FREE to join. My Mesh Clogs (she thinks they are not a good fashion choice, but they are so dang comfortable) are a subscriber gift at A&D Clothing that Edi previously showed [HERE] . Just tap the subbo and the shoes are yours. The clogs also come with a texture changing HUD for your choice of colors.

Squirrelly Weather…

With the strange weather this winter, I already have flowers starting to grow. I hope the snow that is expected tomorrow doesn’t kill them off. I’ll mulch them in good and hopefully they will be protected. My outdoor decor comes from the Vintage Gacha Fair. Both the Natural Woodland Stump with Flowers and the  Chickadee Birdhouse are both FREE booth gifts from Kitty Creations. Each booth has a gift, it is worth the effort (and lag when I was there) to grab them all. I also needed some yard tools. I found the Garden Tools form Death Row Designs on the Marketplace for just $40L. I better get back to work before it gets dark… oh yeah, I have that extra hour now…

 

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Orchid Store – Adrian Skull Shirt (Group Gift pay $1L, get $1L back for gift and to join)
Pants:  AGATA – Dana stripe pants (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Mesh Clogs (FREE Subscriber Gift $0L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Decor…

Outdoor Decor: Kitty Creations – Natural Woodland Stump with Flowers @ Vintage Gacha Fair (FREE $0L)
Outdoor Decor: Kitty Creations – Chickadee Birdhouse @ Vintage Gacha Fair  (FREE $0L)
Outdoor Decor: Death Row Designs – Garden Tools on Marketplace ($40L)

Sim: Private

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I am Woman

I am Woman

A Gift that is still out…

March 8 was recognized as International Women’s Day, and This is Wrong, celebrated by giving a lovely free tattoo gift to ladies at a party that evening. Though I’m a little late in posting (okay several days late), it’s not too late to get the gift.

The Brooks tattoo, which comes in Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza appliers is a free to all gift that is now down in the main-store of This is Wrong, and you can pick it up for free, no group required. If it helps you feel empowered or inspired, all the better. 😉

Off next week for a break…

I’m feeling equally inspired and as such will be taking a break next week for some very special “me” time in real life. I’ll be back after the 17th or 18th and look forward to seeing you all again in posts here on FabFree. Have a wonderful week!

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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 – [e] elikatira – Gia
Chest Tattoo – This is Wrong – Women’s day and Yellow Party Gift Brooks Tattoo (0L/Free to all gift)
Shirt – Grumble – Open sides Shirt in Teal

Sim Location – Bohemian Coffee House

Astrids Signature


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 03/10/2017- BlackRose

BlackRose Store frontHappy Friday Fab Free! I hope the past week has treated you well, and if not, then I hope this weekend is able to make up for it. Either way I can definitely suggest you spend some of your free time this weekend at this week’s Designer Friday feature, BlackRose. The BlackRose main location is beautifully landscaped in a tropical setting. At the landing point you’ll find the wall of information (pictured below), and a great view of the courtyard and beach beyond. There are even a few little spots to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. BlackRose sells mostly casual women’s clothing, though you’ll find some shoes and other items on the second floor.
BlackRose InfoJust inside the door is where you’ll be greeted by the most recent BlackRose group gift. Additionally the Fab Free exclusive group gift is on the table next to the BlackRose gift. Just click the little pouch while wearing your Fab Free group tag. If you missed it, Edi blogged the Fab Free exclusive gift in her post called Family Outing. As always the Fab Free group is FREE to join, and the gift is also FREE.  Just around the corner from the group gifts, there are also a few Fifty Five Thursday gifts. I even picked one of them up myself! So grab your bestie and head over to BlackRose, even if it’s just to enjoy the lovely scenery!


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On Patrol

On Patrol

Attention…

…We are on the lookout for a stolen Jeep… Seriously, being on patrol in this part of town is not a fun shift. I’ve seen bodies, burned vehicles, vandalized buildings and that was just at the station house. I may not have the best beat to patrol, but I look my finest in the FREE group gift I found at Brii Underground. The Policeman Uniform comes in a fitted mesh size along with sizes XS-XL. Accessories include a cap, handgun and sunglasses. Now put your hands in the air ( like you just don’t care)…

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Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Brii Underground – Policeman Uniform (Free Goup Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: Embody Poses

Sim: Missing Mile

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Patchwork Goodness

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More goodies.

I showed you some Graffitiwear goodness in my last post here, but there was another dress I couldn’t resist at the Graffitiwear main-store that I had to pick up. All I needed was the Graffitwear group tag (it only cost me a mere 5L) and I was able to pick up the March Springtime Dress as a free gift. It’s all kinds of patchwork yumminess and I couldn’t pass it up!

It comes in these sizes:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Since it’s March…

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in about a week, I couldn’t pass up adding a little touch of green to my outfit. I found these pretty toe rings by ECCO jewelry for Slink mid feet on the Marketplace for just 10L. They only fit Slink mid feet so be sure you have the right feet before you purchase them! But aren’t my footsies cute!

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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 – [e] elikatira – Brenna
Toe Rings – ECCO – Footsies Toe Rings Rose Green (10L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Springtime Dress 2017 March VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/5L to Join Group)

Sim Location – Giardini di Vita

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Vintage Living

Vintage Living

Vintage Carson…

The ladies on the blog like to call me vintage, so I’ll bow to their wishes and live a “vintage” life. And an easy way to furnish your Victorian home is follow the hunt path on the Steam XII Hunt. I was able to decorate my living space for FREE by just finding the hunt items. I was also lucky enough to find an outfit (or two) along the way. Find your way to Cutie Larks and the Endymion Outfit can be yours for FREE. Don’t worry ladies, there’s a female gift there for you also! I borrowed the shoes from the Columbiad Engineer Outfit from Sparrow by Design that I showed [HERE] to complete the look.

To the Moon…

But today’s post isn’t about the clothing. I want to show you some of the wonderful and unique items for your house (if you live in the 1890’s) that can be found for FREE on the Steam XII Hunt. The hunt prize at Simply Shelby is the Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition. It’s a beautifully crafted shelving unit with all kinds of Verneian memorabilia mixed in. The Steamer Trunk Coffee Table can be found at Casa de Bebe. The trunk include sit poses and makes a great addition it your next expedition to the unknown. Head down to Wood Works to find the Hurricane Lamp and Table. The Red Velvet Victorian Chaise is the hunt prize from Park Place Home Decor. This chair comes with sits and standing poses and made my morning coffee too! Also included in that gift are Plans for Trip to the Moon. Now if  only had a rocket to get me there. I bet I can find one somewhere on the hunt…

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Cutie Larks – Endymion Outfit (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Shoes: Sparrow by Design – Columbiad Engineer Shoes (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Decor…

Simply Shelby -Reclaimed Ash Bookcase – Jules Verne Edition  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Casa de Bebe – Steamer Trunk Coffee Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Wood Works – Hurricane Lamp & Table  (Steam XII Hunt $0L)
Park Place Home Decor – Red Velvet Victorian Chaise & Plans for Trip to the Moon (Steam XII Hunt $0L)

Sim: Private

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