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Aesthetic Post 1

Going Momoa…

No you haven’t changed the channel … I’ve (temporarily) changed my look to bring you some of the great gifts from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt. I’m starting off the hunt by  riding my way… (crickets) … to the stores on a hunt gift by Reckless Pride Chopper. The Gold Don’t Fear The Reaper Chopper is a custom chopper built and posed for avatars with Aesthetic bodies. I took this baby out for a spin and had loads of fun.

Aesthetic Post 1A

Unbuttoned…

My clothing choice is the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt gift from Wilson’s Designs. The New Jeans and Unbuttoned Shirt for Aesthetic bodies is great for hitting the open road or even along side of it. All the gifts on this hunt are available for just $1L. You can get a look at all the hunt gifts [HERE] as well as slurls and hints for the participating stores. The Springtime Aesthetics Hunt runs from February 15th – March 31st And ladies… don’t get used to THIS… the body is a loaner not a keeper 😉

Aesthetics Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Wilson’s Designs – AESTHETIC -New Jeans and Unbuttoned Shirt (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L )
Mesh Body: (NIRAMYTH) – AESTHETIC – Advanced Mesh Body – ENZO 1.8
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Tanner Rigged-Mesh LOMG HAIR
Motorcycle: Reckless Pride Chopper – Gold Don’t Fear The Reaper Chopper By A.J. Hunt (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)

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Seeking Sunshine

Horr

Blue skies and fields of green…

It has been a dark and dreary winter. Mostly overcast, but not much snow, which, btw is not normal for my neck of the woods. Atfer receiving a few inches of powder, I have decided to seek out some sunshine and green meadows here in Second Life instead. Today’s look come by way of Horr Menswear. The Bridgeport Set is part of the For Him Hunt 3. The brown shirt and jeans combination is a perfect casual look for a  hike or lounging around on a blanket with that special someone. The For Him Hunt gifts are all just $1L each. My advice for the day… take a walk, get some sun and breathe in some fresh air.

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Horr Menswear – Bridgeport Set (For Him Hunt 3 – $1L)
Footwear: Vale Koer – Vasiforms with Color Change HUD (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Yorkshire Dales

 

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Let’s Talk About Man Stuff

Man Stuff

Guys time to shine…

I truly like hunts that are just for us guys.  I don’t have to find gifts I’ll never wear (really?!? … another pink nightie?) because they are made with the fairer sex in mind. Guy hunts, guy things, guy clothes, guy toys… now that’s what I’m talkin’ about. I spent last night following the hunt path on the For Him Hunt 3. This is the first hunt I’ve completed from beginning to end since I’ve been back and I found out that I am rusty at hunting. But with patience, a bit of luck, and just a few lindens, I completed the hunt and have all kinds of goodies to show you over the next few days.

Fish in a barrel…

This look comes by way of Firelight Creations & Man Stuff (#12 on your dance card if you’re keeping track). The all-in-one Henry Suit can be yours for just $1L if you find the hunt gift in the shape of a wrench (that little bugger blended in so well 😠). This suit, with shoes included, comes with a HUD to to mix and match color combinations, right down to the buttons on the jacket. I went with the blue to match my eyes, but you can pick whatever color suits you.  Oh! And the barrel I’m leaning against… that’s the wearable box it came in, pose included. But have no fear, there is another Boom Barrel in the gift that can be used as decoration or even for target practice. The For Him Hunt 3 runs all through February.

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Firelight Creations & Man Stuff – Henry Suit w/ Texture HUD (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Firelight Creations & Man Stuff – Boom Barrel (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)

Sim: Warehouse District

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Where the Streets Have No Name

For Him Hunt

A Hunting We Will Go…

After sleeping in… (my phone wouldn’t stop beeping last night, or in my case knocking) I took Angel out, started coffee and decided I was going to get a jump on finding the gifts in the For Him Hunt 3. But only after a few stores, the lag monster jumped up and bit me square in the … well you know. (What has been up with the lag this weekend anyhow?) But, I was able to at least put one outfit together before my world wouldn’t rez around me. The For Him Hunt 3 begins today and runs through the end of February.

Getting Jiggy and TrAsHeD …

My jacket is from Get Jiggy, one of the stops on the For Him Hunt. The Alex Leather Jacket w/Shirt comes with a texture HUD where you can change the jacket to seven different colors and the shirt has nine colors to choose from. Each gift on the hunt costs $1L, but I dare you to find such a versatile jacket any cheaper. I also found the Rush Jeans at TrAsHeD, before my hunting was shut down do to “technical difficulties”.  The jeans come in sizes for the following body types: Adam, Aesthetic, Slink, TMP and in sizes XS-XL . Unable to continue, I looked in my bag of free goodies and found the Casey Boots, a FREE group gift at A&D Clothing to complete my look. I can’t wait to get back out there and find more great gifts on this hunt!

 Walking that extra mile…

Before I head back out on the hunt, I wanted to give a shout out to nixi12345 over at Places In SecondLife with a Tiny Pinch of Fashion  for reminding me that The Missing Mile Sim still exists. Back in the day, (Gawd, that makes me sound old…) I took many photographs there, for both FabFree and my personal collection. Thanks nixi!

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Get Jiggy – Alex Leather Jacket w/Shirt (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)
Pants: TrAsHeD –  Rush Jeans (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)
Footwear: A&D Clothing – Casey Boots (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Missing Mile

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I Wish It Would Rain Down on Me

R2A Feb GG

You know I never meant to see you again
But I only passed by as a friend, yeah
All this time I stayed out of sight
I started wondering why

I occasionally run into people I haven’t seen or talked to since I left back in 2012… It can sometimes be fun to catch up with them, or awkward because you’ve both moved on and there isn’t much to say. And sometimes it’s like you never left and you’re back to the same witty repartee that you always had.  But just like real life, so it goes here in Second Life. People enter and exit your life all the time. Fantasy mirroring reality…

Today’s outfit comes by way of R2A Creations . The FREE February Group Gift consists of  a pair of Black Jeans, Brown Shirt, Brown Sneakers & Brown Flat Cap. The jeans and shirt come fitted for the following body types:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP

The shirt and pants also comes in mesh for system sizes XS-XL And is also available in baby and toddler sizes. The cap has a resizer for just the right fit and the mesh shoes always fit perfectly. The R2A group is FREE to join.

Now I, now I know I wish it would rain down, down on me

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: R2A Creations – Black Jeans, Brown Shirt, Brown Sneakers & Brown Flat Cap (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to Join)
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: One Caress

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Fab Free Designer Friday on a Sunday – Brandy’s Boutique

Brandy's Boutique Landing GazeboHello Fab Free’rs, I hope everyone had a good weekend. I have to say mine was quite good except that the weekly Designer Friday post is so late this week. I’d like to blame yesterday’s Midnight Madness with Love, Carson, Kathryn, and Serena… but that really doesn’t fit since the margaritas didn’t happen until late Friday night! The important thing is that this week’s shop Brandy’s Boutique would make a fun shopping excursion on any day. The above photo shows the pretty gazebo that is at the landing point for Brandy’s Boutique. In the gazebo you’ll see signs and information about events and groups Brandy’s Boutique and other shops in the location are associated with. Just follow the cobblestone path out of the gazebo toward Brandy’s Boutique. You’ll know witch path to take by the signs on ground.
Brandy's Boutique ExteriorIt’s definitely winter at Brandy’s Boutique. The snow is falling heavily as you make your way the short distance from the gazebo to the Brandy’s Boutique shop entrance. Directly in front of you will be the main shop, and you’ll also see a men’s outlet to one side, and mesh outlet on the other side. Each spot has a FREE group gift waiting in the center of the room. The Brandy’s Boutique group is FREE to join. For the most part Brandy’s Boutique offers unique stylish women’s clothing with mesh and appliers. You’ll find everything from casual wear to costumes.
Brandy's Boutique GiftsOnce inside the main shop, you’ll find a counter with the Brandy’s Boutique group gift, and a group only discounted item. Also Brandy’s Boutique group members get a 5% discount on their purchases when they shop while wearing their group tag! Directly across from the desk high up on the wall, you’ll also find a few other group gifts, and event items. Included is the fantastic Fabulously Free in SL group exclusive gift (you’ll need to switch to your Fab Free group tag for this one) which Edi blogged previously here. You won’t want to miss out on these fun freebies, and don’t forget you can drag the guys in your Second Life along as well for the men’s gift at the men’s outlet. Thanks for reading and happy shopping!


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/30/2016 – Beloved Jewelry

Beloved JewelryHello There Fab Free’rs! It’s Friday, and we know what that means: Fab Free Designer Friday! This weeks post is dedicated to Beloved Jewelry. I have to tell you, it’s been quite a day of blunders for me today. I actually had an entire post written and photos taken of what I thought was the Beloved Jewelry main store, only to find out that I’d been at their satellite store the whole time.  If Love hadn’t come to help me “find” the Beloved Jewelry Fab Free exclusive gift, I would have been in big trouble. My whole post would have been about the right shop, but wrong location! Needless to say, I have it all sorted out and Love probably got a good laugh!

My mishap aside, the Beloved Jewelry store is really elegantly set up with a grand desk at the entrance. On the desk you’ll find a little black box with a FREE Beloved Jewelry group gift, and a second group only vendor that will allow you to purchase a box full of previous group gifts. Just below these fantastic gifts, you’ll also see 3 group exclusive group gifts for other groups including the Fabulously Free group gift blogged previously by Astrid. Now I am getting a little ahead of myself. I got distracted by all the fabulous gifts. The Beloved Jewelry store has a wide range of gorgeous jewelry that ranges in style from casual to formal. You’ll even find some beautiful shoes to suit your formal wear needs. Most of the jewelry is for the ladies only, however the shop does have an entire section dedicated to wedding jewelry and bridal sets which of course include male sizes. If you’re looking for a gift for someone you care for, or even a gift just for yourself, you’ll want to stop through Beloved Jewelry. As you browse through the store you’ll even find specials and discounted items for shopping events. Just look closely at the signage throughout the store, everything is clearly marked.Dollarbies As you’re browsing and hopefully shopping, you may want to take note of the wall behind the front desk area. The back of that wall is where you’ll find the Beloved Jewelry dollarbie section. As you can see from the above photo there are a lot of beautiful jewelry sets to choose from in a wide range of styles.  These items are all no transfer so they aren’t meant for gifting, but rather would be a lovely and inexpensive way to treat yourself. I sincerely hope you’ll take a moment to check out Beloved Jewelry, and don’t forget to pick up all the awesome gifts while you’re there.


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/02/2016 – Crys Secret Garden

Crys Secret Garden ExteriorHello Fab Free’rs, it’s that time of the week again when we get to talk about one of our Fabulous designers. This week’s pick is Crys Secret Garden. I have to tell you, as lovely as I think my photo turned out, it doesn’t do the Crys Secret Garden shop justice. My poor little laptop just cannot keep up these days! That said, the grounds surrounding the store, and even the shop its self are delightful to explore. Crys Secret Garden is the type of shop you’ll want to take a moment to wander through. There are lots of fun little spots to enjoy, even a little fishing pond! Not to mention just about everything can be purchased so you can create equally whimsical environments of your own.
Crys GiftsThe Crys Secret Garden shop has much of what the name suggests it might. There are lots of landscaping, garden, and decor type items. Additionally you’ll find several opportunities to receive FREE gifts and purchase inexpensive items. At the entrance there are trails leading you to some of the specials and event items so you don’t accidentally miss them. Once you’re inside there’s a cutely decorated information corner to the right where you’ll find the subscriber, group joiner, and information boards. I noticed the shop is participating in a holiday hunt! Right now Crys Secret Garden also has a group gift up, a Midnight Mania Board (no group needed), our Fabulous Fab Free exclusive group gift, and another FREE gift I’ve not seen anywhere else. Above the Crys Secret Garden group gift you’ll see a board that asks how you found the shop. Click the sign, then type your answer in open chat and you’ll instantly be sent a FREE gift. The Crys Secret Garden group is FREE to join. Also, don’t forget to wear your Fab Free group tag pick up the Fab Free group exclusive gift was previously blogged by Astrid here. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space, or just want to hang out and explore, I highly suggest you take a moment and check out Crys Secret Garden.


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Last Days of November

Last Days of November

A Special Anniversary.

Glitterati is celebrating its 8th anniversary, and as a gift to loyal group members, Sapphire Teebrook has set out a special 8th Anniversary gown as a group gift. As a group member, I picked up the group gift (there are lots of past group gifts still out) and donned it before setting out to do a little exploring.

The gown was an easy fit, coming in a variety of sizes that will fit just about any body, including:

  • Standard sizes XS – SL
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • TMP
  • Slink – Hourglass and Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, and Venus

A Jaunt by the Water.

Most of the trees have lost their leaves where I live, and I was enchanted when I stumbled across this little sim called “Yasmina.” I stopped by a stone gazebo where I had a perfect view of small fishing boats and the autumn trees and was able to catch a picture with a tree that happened to match my dress. As a child, I used to fish in boats on family ponds, very similar to the boats you see in this picture, so the little stop at this sim was a pleasant one for me.

Last Days of November 2

A few final touches.

I always appreciate a few final touches, and though this dress doesn’t need much to dress it up, I thought that a few little things added some class to it.

I picked up a FREE tester lipstick off of the Marketplace by alaskametro in a warm brown color called Cashew. Free testers are a great way to add to your make up palate without breaking your budget, and if you like the results, you can always buy the full version (in fact, I recommend you do, as it’s a great way to support the creator). This tester included a system layer for system heads, as well as huds for Lelutka, Loudmouth, Omega, TMP, and Slink.

And bracelets too.

I also nabbed a pair of matching wooden wrist cuffs. One of my favorite jewelry stores is no longer on the grid, but you can still pick up items off Marketplace from ECCO jewelry. I happened to find that ECCO had a promo for these beautiful wooden wrist cuffs on the Marketplace for just 10L and I couldn’t resist. I felt they suited my autumnal mood… and were a nice finishing touch to a beautiful morning.

Happy travels to you all. Be sure to stop by Yasmina. It’s a beautiful sim for visiting or photography!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Viktoria in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Meadow
Lipstick – alaskametro – “Creme Brown” lipstick – Cashew TESTER (FREE on the Marketplace)
Bracelets – ECCO – Wrist Cuffs in Wood (10L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Glitterati – 8th Anniversary Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – Yasmina

Astrids Signature

 


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Opening Doors

Doors

The Doors.

Astrid got this crazy idea that we are going to be adventuring… and Kathryn helped her out with a link to this Flickr Group where you can look at pictures of various sims. It’s required to post the slurl in the description, so you can be sure to find the destination if you want to check it out for yourself. One of the photos caught my eye, and I landed on Baja Bay.

The original photo had been of a beach house with seaguls…. but I ended up gravitating toward a set of doors on the beach. I’m reminded of a song by The Doors called “Land Ho.”

“Grandma loved a sailor, who sailed the frozen sea
Grandpa was that whaler and he took me on his knee
He said: “Son, I’m going crazy from livin’ on the land
Got to find my shipmates and walk on foreign sands”

Maybe that’s just the thing. I’ve been a little cooped up lately and I’m ready to open doors. These four got me as excited is Astrid about what lay ahead.

I haven’t forgotten the Freebies!

Every sailor needs a north star to guide their ship by… and as Astrid mentioned in her post [HERE], it was highly likely that I might be sharing the men’s gift from KiB Designs with you. The group is FREE to join and you can pick up this T-shirt FREE with your group tag.

The gift package from KiB Designs is actually a “family” package and includes this black T-shirt with the star print on it for everyone in the family… Mom, Dad, and kiddo. I’m wearing it in the male version. It comes in all the standard sizes with its own alpha layer. Ladies if you like it, you can pick it up FREE as well.

I’m off to wander the beach… the waves are still crashing and I think I see a few seashells. I feel the wanderlust creeping up on me. “Singing songs of shady sisters and old time liberty. Songs of love and songs of death and songs to set men free.” (The Doors)

Happy Wandering.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – KiB Designs – Group Gift 1 Male, Family T-Shirt (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Baja Bay

Astrids Signature_Loki