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Here Comes the 4L Bride!

A Blushing Bride for Just 4L

Love is in the air and SL’s wedding season approaches.  Valentine’s Day weddings have a been the seasonal kick off since the beginning of time (well, virtual time, anyway).  But, what’s a bride to do if she doesn’t have oodles of Linden to spend on her special day?  Never fear, Desi is here!

I set out to create an entire wedding outfit for less than 200L including dress, shoes, hair, flowers, jewelry, makeup, and a pose. I had two rules: the outfit would have to be something I would actually wear and the items couldn’t be part of a weekly/weekend special so they’d be available to our FabFree Readers if they wanted to check them out.  In the end, this amazing outfit only cost FOUR (4!) Linden!!! (Plus a group join fee!)

Assembling an elegant bridal package was a harder task than I could have imagined, but thanks to hints and tips from my blogging sister, Jacx Broome-Waverider, I ended up with a beautiful ensemble to reflect my own tastes in bridal finery.

First, I had to say yes to a dress.   I hopped on over to Siss Boom because I remembered seeing a white gown on the Lucky Boards.  You can read more about my obsession with Siss Boom‘s FREE no-group lucky boards here.  It took about 20 minutes, but HOORAY!  I found a beautiful simple white gown named Wayward.  It’s elegant and comes in two styles – sheer and solid.  I am wearing shear.  The solid version has modesty backing to the top.  Cost : FREE!!!

Dress Sizes:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP

Next came hair.  Jacx reminded me that No-Match recently had a bun posted as the group gift. We teleported over to find a new group gift, but quickly made our way to the VIP room.  The group gift was not actually a bun, but, rather, hair attachments (called No-Embrace) that could be used with bridal hair. However, in perusing the fabulous room of VIP Gifts, I found No_You Rock which is my style of a messy but classy updo complete with pearls in it.  I paired that with the No-Embrace Pearls accessory to create a pretty head of hair for the wedding outfit.  Price: two free group gifts with 50L join.

Beloved & Truth Closeup

I tried to find a nice veil for cheap, but didn’t score.  The ones I tested off of MP were, well, circa 2006.  I did, however, find a pretty Pearl and Pewter Tiara from Nightfairy.  You have to fiddle a little with it, but, overall, it works.  Cost: 1L

For jewelry, I stalked MP for a good hour to find something pretty.  I found two sets from Beloved that I liked, but settled on the Teardrop set in Silver because it matched the Tiara.  Cost: 1L

For flowers, I found a simple but pretty bouquet at Wedding Princesse on MP that is currently being offered as a dollarbie.  This really is a no-frills bouquet, but you only need it for a hot minute before the dancing begins!  Cost: 1L

For shoes, I found LaPerla’s Apple Sandal for Maitreya in White on MP.  They are simple and pretty, but you really can’t see them under the dress. Cost: 1L

Finally, to strike a pose for my official wedding album, Jacx sent me to MP to An Lar poses where for 0 Linden, I picked Like a Lady #4.  Cost: FREE!!!

Total Cost for this outfit and pose?  4L (plus 50L group fee for No-Match)

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom Wayward Gown in White (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Heels – LaPerla Apple Sandal (1L on Marketplace)

Jewelry

Necklace & Earrings – Beloved Teardrop Set in Silver (1L on Marketplace)
Tiara – Nightfairy Pearl & Pewter Tiara (1L on Marketplace)
Hair Accessories – No-Match No-Embrace Pearl Accessory (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

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-You Rock (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose – An Lar Poses Like a Lady (Free Gift on Marketplace)


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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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Colourful

Coming Soon

As much as I love black clothing, I can enjoy a colourful look from time to time. Whenever I have the chance, I buy my favourite items in black. My blogger self is a just a wee bit more colourful than the way I dress when I’m alone and out of the spotlight. Anywho, today’s post is all about colour so let’s jump in and enjoy these colourful and bright items.

Multi-Coloured

Speaking of colours, the Multicolor Hunt is going on right now and they have a tonne of colourful items out at stores around the grid right now! Each prize costs only 3L, and here is a list of the hunt previews, LMs, and hints. The three gorgeous paintings behind me are the prize by Cwtch. You just click the painting to change the colours on it and you can copy it as many times as you want to display them around your house. They are so pretty and colourful! I just love them. 3 Linden for this gorgoeus set of artworks is a great deal! The Multicolor Hunt is going on until January 31st, so not much time left to get your hunt on!

Like a Swan

A while ago, folks in the FabFree chat were talking about Swan and all the gifts available at their store so I had to check it out. Swan appears to be a jewelery store, and they have a whole wall of dollarbies. Look for the ‘free‘ sign on the wall next to the group gifts. These dollarbies are separate from the group gifts. Once I found the wall of cute jewelery for only 1L a piece, I snatched them all up! The gold hoop earrings I am wearing are one of these gifts. They’re gorgeous! I am happy I checked out Swan, as this store was totally new to me until now! Thank you Fab chatters for introducing this awesome store to me! ❤

Lilly

Finally, these adorable shoes are a group gift at StaphaneL. These shoes are called Lilly and they come with options to change the clasps, soles, heels and different parts of the outside of the shoe to different textures. These are so customizable! The StephaneL group costs 15L to join but it’s so worth the join fee. Lots of group gifts and lucky letter prizes are to be found at StephaneL for their group members.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress & Scarf [QE Designs] Emme Sweater Dress & Scarf
Shoes – StephaneL Lilly Shoes (Group Gift/ Group Costs 15L to Join)
Earrings Swan Maria Earrings – Gold (1L)

Body

Hair – TRUTH Elie
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Mercy – Oak
Eyes – Euphoric Hope Eyes (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Eyebrows – Tutti Belli Adore Eyebrows
Eyeshadow – Tutti Belli Egoist Eyeshadow Collection (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Lipstick – Tutti Belli Selfish Lipstick Collection

Furniture & Decor

Paintings- Cwtch Sparkle Canvas Art (3L on the Multicolor Hunt)
Photo Location – Private Location

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Leave a Little Sparkle!

Coming Soon

Hey all! I’m back with more cute gifts to share and I took this pic at the FabFree Info Hub. The Hub was decorated by my fellow bloggers Arielle, Aline, and Julie. It’s adorable! I love this poster that says, “leave a little sparkle wherever you go”. What a positive message!

Free Gifts @ Baby Monkey

The freebies I am showing today are goodies from Baby Monkey. This is a lovely store with stylish clothing and shoes. The free items I am showing from them today are:

  • The striped knit skirt is a free FabFree group gift. Just join the free FabFree group and hit the gift board. The skirt includes a colour change hud that allows you to change the skirt to 3 natural colour schemes. This skirts comes in the following sizes: Lara, Freya, Isis, Legacy & Hourglass. There’s a matching top for the skirt that’s a free SLF&O group gift as well, but I chose to match the skirt with a darker auburn shirt I had stashed in my inventory.
  • My shoes are a free gift which can be found in the free gifts section at Baby Monkey. No group is required for these! They come in a hud of 4 classic colours- red, white, black, and gold. A set of flats in the same colour options are included as well. Both pairs of shoes are sized for Belleza, Slink, & Maitreya feet.

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Top – [QE Designs] Anna Top – Dark
Skirt – Baby Monkey Knit Skirt Stripe (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Baby Monkey Classic Pumps (Free/No Group Join Required)

Body

Hair – TRUTH Eternity
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Mercy – Oak
Eyes – Euphoric Hope Eyes (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Eyebrows – Tutti Belli Adore Eyebrows
Eyeshadow – Tutti Belli Egoist Eyeshadow Collection (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Lipstick – Tutti Belli Selfish Lipstick Collection
Photo Location – Private Location

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A Touch of Sexy

A Touch of Sexy

Ok, time for an injection of sexiness!  Let’s slip into something slinky, toss on the most insane pair of boots we can possibly find…that should make the evening just that much hotter.

Off to Lexu

Alright Fabbies – time to get smexy.  I made my way over to Lexu and found that they had a few cute group gifts to partake in.  I picked up this lingerie set (the top and bottom can be worn separately, and it comes in loads different colours).  I paired them with these raucous boots (sized for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique and Venus) I picked up there too – so perfect for V-Day that’s on the way!  The Lexu group is free to join, and you’ll find several nice gifts on the wall there.

Lingerie Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

Woo, it’s getting hot in here!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Lingerie – Lexu Iris (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Boots – Lexu Lauren (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

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 – Alaskametro Rose Gold
Lipstick – Alaskametro Red, White, Black
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Lullaby
Pose – Foxcity Hot


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The Reign of Shoes

Hey Fab Peeps!  I’m here for a quick one, just in case this deal disappears!

Born to Reign

The Reign group is currently free to join!  Yep, you heard me… this group was paid in the past, so seeing it free is a pretty awesome feeling.  There are some really gorgeous shoes to pick up here, and I’m only showing off three of the lovely pairs of shoes you can pick up.  Again, not sure how long this will be happening, so join the Reign group for free while you can!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP
  • Belleza
  • Slink

Copy paste the following link in chat to join: secondlife:///app/group/97b7ac59-1198-78a9-a5a3-01f58cbee3c2/about

Happy shoe hunting!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Shoe 1 – Reign Star Spangled Heels (Free Group Gift/Group is Temporarily Free to Join)
Shoe 2 – Reign Arianna Sneakers (Free Group Gift/Group is Temporarily Free to Join)
Shoe 3 – Reign Anaiya Boots (Free Group Gift/Group is Temporarily Free to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Poses – Serendipity Poses Cara


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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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Cozy Time

Coming Soon

Get Cozy

We saw some gifts at Cozyfest from Aline here. I have a few more from this great event to share today as I finally managed to get into the event! I am only showing free gifts available at Cozyfest.

  • My blush and freckles are gifts from theSkinnery. These gifts come in BOM layers made for Lelutka EvoX heads. This set gives you that perfect flushed frosty look you get in the cold.
  • The scarf is the gift from le fil casse. You can resize it and change it to many different colours with the colour hud included.
  • The headband is the gift from mintae! It’s a bit vintage and super cute.

Other Cozy Finds

I threw on a couple other gifts to complete this look.

  • The cute shoes are a group gift at StephaneL. These are the Giulia boots and they were released this winter. I love them! They fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet. The StephaneL group costs 15L to join.
  • The cute hairstyle is a free group gift at Nova Hair Studio. Pick it up along with all their other gifts for free!

See you soon, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Dress & Cardigan[QE Designs] Noelle Holiday Set
Shoes– StephaneL Giulia Shoes (Group Gift/Group Costs 15L to Join)
Headband mintae Jiho Headband (Free Gift @ Cozyfest/FLF Group is Free to Join)
Scarf le fil casse Rinky Scarf (Free Gift @ Cozyfest/FLF Group is Free to Join)

Body

Hair – Nova Hair Studio Lead (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya V6
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lake – EvoX
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins Mercy – Oak
Eyes – Euphoric Hope Eyes (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Nails – Belleza Freya V6
Eyebrows – Tutti Belli Adore Eyebrows
Eyeshadow – Tutti Belli Egoist Eyeshadow Collection (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) Previously blogged here
Lipstick – Tutti Belli Selfish Lipstick Collection
Freckles & Blush – [theSkinnery] Drunk in Love (Free Gift @ Cozyfest /FLF Group is Free to Join)
Photo Location – Luane’s World- Le Monde Perdue

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Fabulous Finds 01.17.22 Edition

New group gifts @Mainstore

Free Group Gifts/Group is 200L to Join @ Eternus

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