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A Little Bit of Indie

Indie Style 2.0
I like to give myself challenges.  I had a half hour over lunch to “work” in SL, and I committed myself to finding a cool outfit to share with you. For this challenge, I could rely on any of the 5 Minute or 1 Hour groups I belong to and any sales I ran into while at a store.  However, my cap was 100L for all parts of the outfit (clothes, hair, jewelry, and shoes).

Safyra‘s did not disappoint!  Within the first ten minutes, a 5 Lindens 1 Hour deal was posted.  I ran over quick and grabbed the very nice jumpsuit on sale.  She comes with lots of colors. But….while trying to dodge the incoming avatars, I looked around and three OTHER sales caught my eye.  The outfit above is the top from the Set 010 Sunday Sale (35L) which comes with a cute bra/shirt, skirt and boots (the bra, shirt, and skirt all have a color HUD; the boots do not) and the pants and shoes from the Janice set on sale (55L) which comes with a blouse and HUD for both.

Sizes:

  • Kupra
  • Perky
  • Slink (for the Boots in the 010 package)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

I picked up the FREE!!! subscriber gift (a cool choker with a butterfly) at Zuri which went nicely with this outfit. I love the resizer on her jewelry. It makes everything so much easier!

I had picked up a bunch of No_Match gifts earlier in the day, so I decided to use my time to find the first hairstyle that went with the outfit.  This style is called No_Sea and comes with all of the different color fatpacks. This was a free group gift with 50L membership.

By the time I had picked out the hair and fussed with the colors, I only had 5 minutes left, so I ran over to my studio to snap this pose.

I managed to get everything I needed for less than 100L in the space of 30 minutes!  WOO!!!

Do you have a challenge in mind for me to do?  Hit me up in the comments below!!

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Shirt – Safyra 010 (35L)
Pants – Safyra Janice (55L)

Jewelry

Choker –Zuri (Free Subscriber Gift)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No_Match No_Sea (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join) 


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Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats
Hiya, this will be my last post for a while. Dealing with RL health issues. 😦 I will hurry back to you all, soon as possible.

2 Straws, Wanna Share?

We all love free items. The best thing about second life is the wonderful free items you can pick up around the grid. And the absolute best free place IMHO in second life is Free Dove. The Free Dove has been a staple for many years now. It’s a great way to find new creators, pick up cute outfits, hair, shoes. With a trip to Free Dove, you can outfit yourself with a whole weekend wardrobe and not spend a linden. 🙂 Jacx was craving an ooey-gooey cotton candy milkshake, so stopped by the local bakery for her sugar craving, modeling a cute skirt and top set from Luxe Paris, available at Free Dove. The free Latte set features a tee-style top with 3/4 sleeves and a flirty short skirt, in an off-white color. This well-constructed set comes in a large variety of sizes. To have this sweetie for your very own, hop on over to Free Dove, join the free group, and enjoy.

 Sizes

  • Belleza Freya, Venus
  • Slink Hourglass, Physique
  • Ocacin
  • S, M, L, Classic, Fitmesh
  • Maitreya, Maitreya Loose Waist
  • Voluptuous
  • Alpha, Top, & Skirt
  • Tonic Curvy, Fine

Milk Shaking It Up

The good news is we now have another outlet store on the grid. The Designer Outlet is a monthly event running from the 7th of the month through the 28th of the month. 42 shops are involved, with scads of bargains to be had. Jacx while looking over the new event, picked up the Cotton Candy Milkshake from BananaN for just 39L. I just love BananaN, they make wonderful items with a special touch of whimsy, that is just adorable. If you are in the mood for bargain hunting, drop over to The Designer Outlet and check out all the goodies.

Jacx Is Modeling

Clothes

Outfit – Luxe Paris Latte Outfit @ Free Dove (Free/Group Required/Group Join Free)
Scarf – Pulse Juniper Scarf
Stockings – Izzie’s Sheer Pastel Tights (Past Easter Gift)
Shoes – Essenz Ostravia Black (Advent Gift Day 18) Marketplace for Pack 1


Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – LeLukta Avalon Evo X Head
Head Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM
Body Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM
Hair – Opale Aria Hair
Tattoo – Carol G  Smile Tattoo, Heart Backside. Flowers Leg Tattoo, Bridah Foot Tattoo,
Tattoo – HORL Faith Tattoo, Arm Orn Tattoo, Do It With Love Tattoo, Triangle Flower Tattoo, Underline Boob Tattoo
Tattoo – Letis Tattoo Salabhas Lower Back
Modesty Cover – iPeench Lace Modesty Cover Set, Marketplace
Ears – Swallow Charm Ears 
Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Dara BOM EVO X #04 Shown By Aline Here.
Eyeliner – Cazimi Essence Subtle Eyeliner BOM EVO X
Lipstick – Alaskametro Petal Evo X Applier
Rings – Ysoral Luxe Wedding Ring Sabine 
Rings2 – Vibing Corina Rings, Destiny Rings
Nails – Alme Mesh Rounded Nails Just Because Glossy

Pose – Verocity Posh #4 Marketplace
Prop – BananaN Cotton Candy Milkshake @ The Designer Outlet 39L
Sim – Backdrop City


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MakeOver Monday part 4

Hello hello, Fab Free! It’s that time again… MakeOver Monday! And we’ve come so far! Two full avatars for exactly ZERO lindens. And I really had to grit my teeth a few times. I’m so weak when it comes to having that “perfect’ (To me anyway) look. I really fret over poor Alistar’s hair. And I’m still looking for something better for him. I swear, if I ever become a designer or builder… I will have good free stuff for the guys. But anyway…

Let’s jump in here. SO, we have bento bodies, Mesh heads, Animation Overrides, and hair. All we need now is clothes. I don’t want to dwell on the clothing part since that’s basically what we do here at the Blog everyday. But I do want to mention a few places, I’ve found very helpful.

First is R&R Swag and their “Rookie Alley” . This is a very nice selection of things for both male and female avatars under 30 days. This outfit is a bit of a mix and match from the Rookie Alley and the past group gifts.

Alistar’s second outfit is a second set of jeans from R&R Swag’s Rookie Alley and a group gift from Asteroidbox for the L’Homme group.  L’Homme is one of the hands down best groups to join if you are looking for male clothes and accessories. The group is free to join, the designers are top notch and you have three -ish months to pick the gifts up. I highly recommend it. 

Last is a current gift for one of our own FabFree Group designers – MaxMagic. They are offering this great Trekkie hoodie for both men and women. I do love geeky stuff!

Kerydwyn’s clothes are much easier to find, go figure. But I still want to show a few choices for our newbs. The first is from BoHo Soul one of our FabFree Group designers. This is the “Impish” outfit which comes with top, pants and shoes. Which is awesome because free good shoes are hard to find. 

The second outfit is from the Cozy Fest event. This event is a bonanza for free gifts from real quality designers. Plus, for new folks… it’s just about everything you can ask for. The group is free to join and each booth has a free gift! Kerydwyn is showing the ‘Maggs’ top from Apple Blossom and the ‘Natasha’ leggings from 1313 Mockingbird lane. These events are great places to “shop” for designers landmarks as well. If you like the gift or what you see in the booth… check out their main store. They may have a free group or other gifts there. Also,

The boots in the second picture are another totally free gift from Body Cult the Marketplace. Digging through the MP can be frustrating… but worth it.

 

Okay that’s it for today cause it’s late and I’m tired and cranky today. ;P  But I think we have covered some ground. Our new kids are looking like real stars on the Grid now.  Take a look at a side by side!

Wow! And remember we spent exactly… ZERO monies! 

SO… next week I will talk about housing and inventory. Or “Now I got clothes… where do I unpack ’em without putting on a free show?”

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Alistar ->

Mesh Body + head + skin – Altamura – TakeMYWay – Free at the eBento event until the 25th 

Hair – FireLight – Michael (Purchased with 250L gift card for new residents under 30 days)

Shirts –

Jeans + Shoes – R&R Swag – Past Free Group Gift + Free Rookie Alley

Kerydwyn ->

Ruth Body – LBD

Mesh Head – LeLutka Kaya (Free Christmas gift 2021) Remember you can pick up the “Leah” mesh head for free from Kalhene 

Hair – FireLight – past free group gift still available

Eyes – Ikon – Apex eyes – February group gift – Group is free to join

Pic #1 – BoHo Soul – Impish – Free gift for the FabFree Group

Pic #2 – CozyFest free gifts from Apple Blossom and 1313 Mockingbird Lane

Boots – Body Cult – knit Boots Cuffs – Free gift on the MarketPlace 

 

 


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Happy Pie Day!

Happy Pie Day!

It’s Pie Day!  Oh my!  Yes, apparently that is indeed a thing.  The day were we all gather around the closest pie and discuss the merits of pumpkin vs. blueberry, peach vs. apple and of course bumbleberry vs. snazzberry.  Snazzberry?  Who’s ever heard of a snazzberry?  Well, we are the music makers…and we are the dreamers of dreams, after all.

Pinky Pies

Ok, this one sure is limited time, folks!  Pink Cream Pie is celebrating Pie Day by doing three very lovely things:  First of all, the shirt I’m wearing is just 1L today!  An excellent way to start.  Second, you’ll find that the Pink Cream Pie group is only 1L to join today.  Get in now, because you get lots of awesome group gifts, and every month you can add 100L to your store credit.  Third:  There’s an EXTRA 100L of store credit that you’ll find in the midst of all the weekend sales boards.  That’s where you’ll find this cute top too.  Don’t wait – it all goes away at midnight!

Sizes

  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Petite
  • Reborn

Pie!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Pink Cream Pie Chessie (1L for Pie Day)
Skirt – Amitomo Be the Light

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Monso Jinx
Pose – Lyrium Nicole


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Nice and Cozy!

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Hey gang!

Hope you are all staying warm and enjoying some cozy time during this frigid (where I am anyway!) January!

Like the other ladies, I too have been stalking Cozyfest and seen all the gorgeousness there.  I brought something to show you from there too, this is a 50L find from Asteria, this sexy little number felt perfect with Valentine’s day coming up so quickly, so I grabbed it.  The pieces are mix and match and each part is separate and 50L each (bra, panties and shirt), including a HUD with ten coordinating colors for each too.  This set fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Reborn

Now maybe the other girls are good getting cozy on their own, but I love a little four legged baby to snuggle up to.  This cutie is from Foxwood and the set of Doodle pups is on sale right now for 75L.  Not sure how long it will be on for, so I would hurry if you want to grab a little sweet pup!  They are truly adorable.

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Asteria Khia Set (50L each part via Cozyfest)
Necklace – Cray

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Avalon EvoX
Skin – Velour Aimee
Eyes – Lelutka Avalon
Hair– Stealthic Cascade
Lips – Enfer Sombre Madison Lip

Extras

Puppy–Foxwood Doodle Pups(75L Saturday Sale, but still active)
Location – Private


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Ready to Weekend

Ready to Weekend

Oh thank goodness it’s Friday!  I’m so glad for a few days off, and I’m going to spend them doing all sorts of excellent self-care type of things.  It all starts with the right outfit, and perhaps a pile of tater tots.  Maybe.  Shh, don’t tell anyone.

Keep it Cozy

I headed back to Cozyfest – it’s calmed down a bit if you haven’t managed to get in yet – and picked up a few extra goodies for the weekend.  Some paid, some free that I missed on my first go around.  I first bought the tagged top and shorts for 50L each from Violent Seduction.  They have that goth yet chill vibe I covet.  To go with, I picked up the gift at the Violation booth – which are these glowing snowflake earrings that are equal parts cozy and glam rock.  The earrings were free when I joined the FLF group for free and clicked on the box in their booth.  Cozyfest is running until February 4th!

Sizes

  • Maitreya
  • Legacy

Yay!  Weekend vibes all around!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Violent Seduction Tagged (50L @ Cozyfest)
Shorts – Violent Seduction Tagged (50L @ Cozyfest)
Boots – Blueberry Reachless
Earrings – Violation Neon Snowflake Earrings (Free Gift @ Cozyfest/Group is Free to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Jolie
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Wytch
Lipstick – Alaskametro Wytch
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Magika Midnight
Pose – Get Rekt Kaisa


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my mother told me son let it be

my mother told me son let it be

Good evening, Fab Readers.  Finding good quality men’s wear and accessories here on the Grid is often a trial and can be very frustrating. Honestly, I think if I have to see one more hoodie… Never mind, I digress. When the morass of “not affordable” or “mundane” men’s wear gets me down, I retreat to my stand by favorites. Places with quality work and generous groups. One such place is R&R Swag. They can always be counted on for excellent group gifts and other affordable options. Plus, the designers are rather charming and very friendly.

I found recently that the prizes on the Lucky Chairs in the main store have been updated and I was delighted to see that my initial had popped up as well. I didn’t hesitate to grab this full outfit ; The Blade Biker Outfit. The complete outfit includes the jacket, with and without the tee shirt, the jeans and the boots. All impeccably built and perfect for casual days or nights. The outfit is designer exclusively for the Signature Gianni but I found it looked just as smashing on my Belleza Jake. As Julianna would say, “Your mileage may vary.” Even if this look doesn’t suit you, R&R Swag has many other past group gifts available as well as other outfits loaded into the Lucky Chairs. The Group is free to join as well.

Sizes Included

  • Signature Gianni

Jacket + Tee + Jeans + boots – R&R Swag – Blade Biker Outfit – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Chair Prize – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Backdrop City

 


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The Big Dig

The Big Dig

My part of the world got a massive winter wallop yesterday.  40 cm of snow fell, which basically means you had snow up to your knees.  The world is still digging out from said snowstorm, and it’s been quite nice to be able to watch the world turn into a snow globe from the comfort of my living room.  It put me in the mood to get bundled up in SL too, and head out into the snow (without the shivers!).

Feeling Cozy

I’m back with more 50L finds from Cozyfest.  I get so excited at these FLF hosted events, because there are really so many awesome deals and gifts.  Today I’m showing you the offerings from Tentacio and Nylon Outfitters.  The Tentacio 50L item is this really cozy and totally cute outfit.  It comes complete with everything you see me wearing – the scarf, the mittens, the cup, the bag… it’s all one perfectly sculpted look that I am soooo into.  It doesn’t actually say what it is sized for, but it worked perfectly with my Maitreya body.  It comes with an HUD to change the different parts’ colours too.  They have a few other items at their stand as well.   You’ll have to use an alpha to make your arms and hands disappear so that this outfit works.  The hat and hair is an excellent cold weather option courtesy of Nylon Outfitters.  Makes me feel cozy just looking at it!  50L is a great deal for a fun every day winter look.   Cozyfest is running until February 4th, so you’ve still got time if you haven’t visited yet.

Stay toasty!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Sweater, Gloves, Bag, Scarf and Cup – Tentacio Leo Jacket (50L @ Cozyfest)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Jolie
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Rose Gold
Lipstick –  Alaskametro Rose Gold
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair and Hat – Nylon Outfitters Trapper Hat (50L @ Cozyfest)
Sim- Luane’s World