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Don’t Overthink It

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Kiss this…

So often, we over think the trivial things… replaying conversations out in our head, looking for that hidden meaning that isn’t there or never intended. Over thinking actions, when the least benign and most obvious answer is usually right. And over thinking our wardrobe seems to be a major problem, especially in Second Life. I’ve always tried to live by the KISS rule, Keep It Simple Stupid (at least when it comes to clothes, I’m an overachieving  over-thinker in other aspects). And hopefully I’ve done that with today’s ensemble.

It all starts with a good foundation…

Normally, my footwear choice is an afterthought to the clothing choices I make. But today’s look began with the shoes. I heard there was a new group gift at PREY. The Men’s Red Deck Shoes is a FREE group gift to members and the PREY group is FREE to join. I have a feeling I’ll be getting some mileage out of these shoes before Valentine’s Day is over.

Spend a little, get a lot….

I try and live as FabFree as possible, but sometimes you have to spend a little to get the most mileage out of your wardrobe. When I was out skateboarding last weekend, I saw the Oscar Mesh Shirt at A&D Clothing. This shirt very much my RL style and thought about buying one shirt ($199L). But after investigating the HUD driven fatpack that comes with 12 shirts and 6 exclusive shirts that are not sold separately, I was sold on the set. It put me back $1299L but now, I have over a half a month’s worth of shirts that I don’t repeat on the colors. It’s all about the versatility…

Mixin’ up the ‘stuff

Since my return, I’ve noticed that free and inexpensive shirts are in abundance, but free pants are sorely lacking. Sometimes you have to mix and match free gifts to achieve the look you’re going for. I picked up the Casual Red Plaid Outfit by 69 Park Ave at the Menstuff Lounge and “borrowed” the pants for this look.  While I was at the Menstuff Lounge, I decided to accessorize with the Heavy Leather Bullet Turquoise Bracelet provided by GLINT. Both these gifts are FREE to members but it does cost $50L to join the group.

So now I’m ready to grab an early burger and beer with the guys and be home in time to surprise her for some Netflix and chill. (I’m on a two beer limit, not repeating New Year’s Eve EVER again).

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: A&D Clothing  Oscar Mesh Shirt with HUD   $199 ea./$1299  Fatpack
Pants: 69 Park Ave –  GQ – Casual Red Plaid Outfit Pants – By 69 Park Ave @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift  $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: PREY – Men’s Red Deck Shoes   Group Gift FREE  $0L/$0L to join
Jewelry: GLINT-  Heavy leather bullet bracelet – Turquoise @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Casa del Carson – Private

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Fine As A Fox

Snapshot_004Hey there Fabulouses!  Thank goodness it’s the weekend.  It has indeed been a long week and I needed to blow off some steam!  He was out with the boys at some dive bar for burgers, beer and “birdwatching”, while I stayed in for a little quiet time to process the week’s events.  Usually all I need is to sit down with a little chocolate, a pen and a piece of paper to get my head on straight and catch myself up thinking about the events of last week, and the things I need to deal with for the upcoming week.  Sometimes I keep it, other times it needs to be torn up, but it always helps.  Not as much as a good squishy hug though – good thing he came home early!  One squishy hug and I was fine as a fox!  What about last week?  I forget!

Speaking of foxes…

I came across this foxy little top yesterday  in the Fab Chic marketplace store for 2L and thought I’d share the news with you!  This sexy cut cropped tank top shows off an ample enough amount of side boob, however the adorable smart fox on the front of it balances it out.   It comes in several mesh sizes and includes the alpha layer.

Like My Pose?

My pose is called Angel and is a brand new group gift at Entangled Poses.  This group is free to join, but you will have to pay one linden to pick up the gift and it will be refunded.  Perfect for bloggers or photographers!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Truth Jojo (200L @ Uber)
Shirt – Fab Chic Foxy Top (2L – marketplace)
Pants – Blueberry Tali Leather
Pose – Entangled Poses Angel (free group gift / pay 1L / 1L refunded / free to join)

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Anticipation

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The waiting is the hardest part…

She said she’s be home by eight …. It’s now half past nine….  The bottle of champagne is still cold.  I hope she makes it home soon and not too tired for the night I have planned….

After reading Prudence’s post about this week’s FabFree Designer Friday. I stopped by House of Ruby and picked up the FREE FabFree Group Gift that Loki previously posted [HERE]. The Torn Boxers are worth mentioning again for that night in with your special someone.  These boxers come in system layers as well as Slink and Omega HUDs. To pick up this FREE gift, simply join the Fabulously Free Group by copying and pasting the following:  secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about  into local chat. When the link for the group comes up, click it and choose join. And remember, our Fabulous group is always FREE to join. Then head on down to House of Ruby to pick up your FREE gift.

I wish someone would hurry on home for her free gift….

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Carson is wearing…

Sleepwear: House of Ruby – Torn Boxers   (FabFree Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Poses: Signature Pose

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Love is in the Air

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Half-Hearted…

As the dreaded happy Valentine’s season fast approaches, we wanted to show off his and her matching shirts to kick off this horrible joyous holiday. I wanted to wear the “I’m With Stupid” matching shirts, but Love refused to put on the “Stupid” shirt and it didn’t come in my size… so… we are both wearing the I ❤ My Girl/I ❤ My Boy shirts from AsHmOoT. These shirts are FREE to AsHmOoT members and the group is FREE to join. Get your special friend to wear it with you, even if you only care just a half a heart. In case you hadn’t noticed, Love is on my shoulders, off the ground, in the air…. Love is IN the air… GET IT… GET.IT??  <cricket sounds>  So much for that joke working…. I’ve been told that SLife is all about balance (and someone needs to quit wiggling around on my shoulders if she wants me to keep MY balance). The way she keeps her balance is to pretend her shirt says I ❤ My Dog. 🐕

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Loves a Good Challenge…

Also don’t forget the photo challenge that begins on February 1st . The theme is “Love”. Show love anyway you want… (PG-13 please) love is sweet, love sucks, Love is a great and powerful boss lady (who is getting heavy).  This round will be generously hosted by Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws! She is donating a 3,000L giftcard to Snowpaw’s Store for the Winner of the Challenge and a 1,500L giftcard to Snowpaw’s Store for the Runner-up!

We want to see all your mushy pictures and gush all over them.

Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Miriam
Shirt – AsHmOoT Celebrations Coll_I ❤ MY BOY T-Shirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – Blueberry Tink
Boots – Fri.day Rosie Boots

 

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: AsHmOoT – Celebrations Coll_I ❤ MY GIRL T-Shirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants: AsHmOoT – S/S Coll_Male Short Pants #02 (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Footwear: Vale Koer – Vasiforms with Color Change HUD (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Hair: no.match – No Cloud Browns Pack $200L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Pose – RM – Art of Poses – It’s Fun

Sim – Follow Your Bliss 

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Telephone 

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I call you one the telephone…

Some days are just crazy, the phone doesn’t stop ringing, the emails are plentiful and the texts are nonstop.  But,  even though my days seem crazy I make sure to take time to communicate with those around me that matter, even if it’s just something silly to let them know I’m thinking of them.

 But you’re never home…

As I was touring the Ultra Event, (happening between now and February 15th)  I came across a FREE gift at the Modulus display. The brown Riano Jacket is FREE for members of the Ultra Event Group. The group is FREE to join, do there’s really not an excuse to grab it up.

I gotta get a message to you…

I’m all about wearing winter scarves, so I’m still wearing the FREE scarf I received from (red)sand as part of the free group gift for reaching 5000 members that I previously showed [HERE].  Hold on, I have another call… “Hello… What? Ok, Ok , I’ll stop and pick up milk on the way home…”

 Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Modulus – Riano Brown Jacket @ Ultra Event  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to Join
Accessories: (red)sand – 5000 members male scarf Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to Join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Pose: PosESion

Sim: Private

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Say Anything

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 In your eyes, I am complete…

After seeing Pru getting Footloose and Love Dirty Dancing, I thought I’d play along with my take on Lloyd Dobler from one of the best movies of the 1980’s, Say Anything. This well known iconic pose of Lloyd holding his boombox (yeah, had one back in the day) above his head, belting out Peter Gabriel’s  In Your Eyes is one of movie’s most recognizable scenes. Lloyd found David’s Black Coat as the FREE prize on the Midnight Mania Board at Tiar.  He also picked up the FREE Group Gift Men’s Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee by Cold Ash at their display at the Men Only District

When I want to run away, I drive off in my car…

I followed Pru and also played the gacha at [Since1975] and was lucky enough to get the rare BoomBox/C on my first try. (/me cracks his knuckles) My car, a Ferrari, (much better than Lloyd’s car in the movie) is a FREE gift at Sinsity Race Track. Take a spin around the track. It only takes 10 minutes.

♫ But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are… ♫

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Cold Ash – Mens Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee –  @ Men Only District  Group Gift FREE $0L
Outerwear:  Tiar  – David`s Black Coat  Midnight Mania Board  FREE $0L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Prop: Boombox:  [Since1975]  – BoomBox/C Shoulder (Rare) – in store gacha, 75L per play

Prop: Ferrari: Sinsity Race Track  Free Gift $0L

Pose: WetCat

Sim: Sinsity
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Black Sheep of the Family

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Totally Unjustfied…

You all may have noticed that the ladies of this fabulous blog like to pick on me. And to be honest, I have NO IDEA (rolls his eyes) why they would be like that. OK, I admit that I deserve every bit of teasing I receive. I have become FabFree’s black sheep and it’s a title I wear proudly. As I’m standing with my pallid brethren, let me tell you about the newest group gift at R2A Creations. The Teal Jeans & Shirt outfit also includes shoes and a cap. This outfit also comes in the standard sizes XS – XL and also for the following body styles:

  • ADAM
  • SLINK
  • Aesthetic
  • TMP
  • Signature

In addition, sizes are available for child and babies also.

And now that the weekend is fast approaching, just WHAT kind of trouble can I get myself into?  🙂

 Carson is wearing…

Outfit: R2A Creations – Teal Shirt & Jeans    Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Pose: PosESion

Sim: CalanDiva

 

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Gonna Soak Up the Sun 

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Gonna tell everyone to lighten up…

I’m feeling the need to head down to the beach, find a sunny spot to sit and dig my toes in the sand. And today’s outfit is perfect for such an excursion. I was lucky enough to win the Men’s Jean Shorts with Dark Blue Belt from the Midnight Mania Board at Adriatic line.

The water’s still free…

And so is another group gift I found at Adriatic line. By joining the Third Life group (type or paste in local chat:  secondlife:///app/group/22874c32-502f-f4d9-fbdc-97205dad4b13/about   and join the group for just $10L , the Dark Blue Men’s Hoodie can be yours by clicking the vendor.

Every time I turn around you’re looking up, I’m looking down…

My pose today comes from PosESion. The Hunter pose pack is just $60L as were many other pose packs located on the second floor for both men and women. I’m just going to sit here a and remember that I’ve got no one to blame for every time I feel lame…

Carson is wearing…

Jacket: Adriatic line  – Dark Blue Mesh Men’s Hoodie   Third Life Group Gift   FREE $0L/$10L to join
Pants: Adriatic line  –  Mesh Men’s Jeans Shorts With Belt Dark Blue   Midnight Mania Board   FREE $0L

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)
Pose: PosESion -Hunter Pack   $60L

Sim: Brewster Islands, Massachusetts

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Burning Bridges

Snapshot_001Hey Fabulouses!   Before I head off for the night, I wanted to pop on quick and share a couple of really nice group gifts :).

May the bridges I burn light the way

Stories & Co. by Flowey has a new group gift for you that speaks a perfect message for the new year!  January is a perfect time for letting go of things that no longer make you happy, and opening yourself up to new things that might.  This “Burn January” version of the Lisbeth Tee comes in the following sizes as a free group gift with a 100L join fee.

  • Maitreya & Maitreya Flat
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

The whole Truth about my hair…

Truth Hawks has been amazingly generous to his VIPs (currently 350L to join).  While you can still pick up four previously offered group gifts at the mainstore with your Truth group tag activated, you can also pick up the new group gift for January that includes the Gaea pixie cut hairstyle shown above and the Kati bob as shown below in a full fatpack of colours!

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Sweet dreams 🙂
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair #1 – Truth Gaea (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Hair #2 – Truth Kati (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
T-Shirt – Stories & Co. by Flowey Lisbeth Tee – Burn January (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Jeans – Blueberry Pizza
Pose – QPoses Male Stool Set (50% off for Hello Tuesday – 60L)

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Crys Secret Garden

Crystaleen Laval of Crys Secret Garden has a new “FabFree Gifty” for you all!  Head on over there with your FabFree group tag above your heads and pick up your free copy!

Crys Secret Garden – Added 01/09/16

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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.