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Let’s Talk About L O V E

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Hey FabFree! I am back real quick to share some more freebie news with you today!  I even grabbed Carson from his evening shopping run (which I am usually not allowed to interrupt) to come and show off a great new couples gift.  As you can see he is already planning his exit with his eye on the door… because …

Hello Tuesday is just for one day!

Carson had just picked up the  A&D Vest & Shirt at the Cosmopolitan Sim location for 50% off – priced only at 100L for today only.  There are plenty of other great stops on the sim with items either 50% off or priced at 50L, so have a stroll and check it out!  You might even see him there.

Stop in at Rowena’s Designs Too

Today as I was picking up the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift at Rowena’s Designs [freshly announced HERE], I noticed that they also had this sexy Gwen dress as a free SLF&O group gift!  This smoking hot dress comes with a texture change hud for several different colours and also includes several sizes for different body types.

Let’s Talk About Love

You know…  I’m a sucker for stuff with my name on it and when Carson saw the new group gift at Earthworx , he knew I had to have it.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Earthworx has put out a lovely decorative Floor Shelf with a potted glitter heart that comes in at just 6 prims.  The funny part was… after it was all set up, I noticed it had 3 couples dance animations in it!  The pose we are in is from one of the three animations.  What a sweet  bonus 🙂  This group is 25L to join.

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Love is wearing & Stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elikatira Quinn
Dress – Rowena’s Designs Gwen (free SLF&O group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Empire Cranesbill

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: A&D Vest & Shirt -Hugh- Coffee-Creme  @ Cosmo $100 half price Tuesday
Pant:s 69 Park Ave GQ Casual Gray Pants @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift  $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: PREY – Men’s Red Deck Shoes   Group Gift FREE  $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

The Stuff…

Floor Shelf – Earthworx Deco Floor Shelf w/ Dances (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)

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Cat Napping

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Not feeling like myself…

I’ve had a rough day. There’s been a knot in my stomach and pressure on my chest all day. I must be coming down with something. I’ve headed back to the bachelor pad to self quarantine myself so not to give anyone else what I could be coming down with. And also not to snap at anyone… I’m not a good patient. So with Angel on my lap ( I thought she was black and white), I’m just going to sit by the fire and rest. I’m wearing the Casual Red Plaid Outfit (I showed the pants off yesterday [HERE]) by 69 Park Ave, a FREE gift at the Menstuff Lounge to it’s members. The Menstuff group does have a joining fee of $50L but the gifts are many and plentiful throughout the year.

Chair full of kittens…

I realized I’ve been feeling poorly ever since my new furniture arrived. And Angel DOES NOT LIKE this chair… At least I know it can’t be my allergies because Angel is hypo-allergenic. My new furniture set comes from *Dench Designs*. Dench Designs is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a big thank you to it’s members. There is a gift box in the notices that contains a slew of home decor items there were too numerous to show them all, but I have picked out a select few to show off. The Stone Fireplace, Coffee table, Table Lamp, Houseplant and Texture Change Rug are all part of the Anniversary gift and that’s just scratching the surface. The *Dench Designs* group if FREE to join. But that isn’t the only gift box at *Dench Designs*. The monthly group gift is also available. The Slumber Chair comes with several animation and features like the blanket (pictured above). Hey what’s this? Now I know why I feel so horrible. This cute cat was hiding in my chair. I guess I’ll go take some Benadryl and hopefully feel better soon.

Dench Designs 10th Anniversary

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: 69 Park Ave –  GQ – Casual Red Plaid Outfit  –  @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift  $0L/$50L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Furniture – *Dench Designs*  _ The Slumber Chair FREE Group Gift  $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Stone Fireplace 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Coffee table with Accessories 10th Anniversary(in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Texture Change Rug 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Table Lamp 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Houseplant (Texture Change) 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Pet: [Black Bantam] Diva Dog Shih Tzu – Brown RARE (instore gacha 55L per play)

Sim: Convalescent Home – Private

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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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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Group Gift Approach to Getting an All-Occasion Men’s Wardrobe

A guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]

Although men’s clothing and special offers are not nearly as common as they are for women in SL, you can get yourself outfitted nicely for almost any occasion if you are a member of the right store groups.  I’ve got three group gifts to show you that will allow you to go from casual everyday all the way to formal, and they won’t cost you a Linden.

First off, let me show you the May group gift from Ydea – it’s still available on Ydea’s giant wall of past gifts and the group is free to join.  This tee and pair of shorts is for fans of the U.S. television show “The Walking Dead,” but you don’t have to have zombie skin in order to wear it.  The outfit includes the mesh t-shirt, mesh shorts, and a very versatile pair of casual boots that could be worn with lots of different outfits.

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Geoffrey is wearing:

Shirt, pants, boots: “Walking Fan” outfit by Ydea (May group gift/free to join/free)

Hair:   Makenna in Coffee by A&A Designs

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

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For slightly more dressy occasions you can stop by Gizza Creations which recently put out it’s June group gift.  Like Ydea, Gizza keeps its old group gifts available for quite some time after new ones are put out, so you can expect to be able to pick this one up even if you don’t get there today.  This outfit features a blue jacket layer polo shirt with sculpted rolled sleeves and color, and mesh denim jeans with belt included.  My shoes are formal slip-ons, the June group gift at sf design.  There’s a small group joining fee, but certainly worth it for the steady stream of group gifts and the discounts on new items offered at sf design.  I don’t know how far into July these shoes will be available free to group members, so hurry on over to get them soon if you’re interested.

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Geoffrey is wearing:

Shirt, jeans: June Gift from Gizza Creations (group gift/free to join/free)

Shoes: Black formal slip-ons from sf design (group gift,/$100L to join/free)

Hair: Joe in Coffee by A&A Designs (free voting present)

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

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And finally, for those occasions when only formal wear will do, try the Prestigious tuxedo in midnight blue by 69 Park Ave., which is available through July 3 as the group gift.  This formal tuxedo outfit can be worn in several ways.  I’m showing it here with a vest and short flexi bottom to the jacket.  The shirt-layer vest can be removed so that you can wear just the formal shirt under the jacket.  In addition, there is a jacket collar that includes a long white formal scarf, and there is a long flexi jacket bottom that is lined in white satin for very formal occasions.  All of these possibilities give you lots of style options.

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And there you have it – a range of wardrobe basics you can get for free from group gifts.  Enjoy!

Geoffrey is wearing:

Tuxedo with shirt, vest, and various style options: Prestigious Outfit from 69 Park Ave., (group gift/$69 to join/free)

Shoes: Black formal slip-ons from sf design (group gift,/$100L to join/free)

Hair: Joe in Coffee by A&A Designs (free voting present)

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

Sim:  It All Begins with a Smile


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Peace on Earth for Women and Men

Gavin and I have been doing a little hunting in the Peace on Earth Hunt (POE6). Gavin is wearing the POE6 gift from 69 Park Avenue, which includes the jacket, pants, and scarf. The outfit is mesh, and I should caution you that only one size is included in the box. If you are a very muscular guy, you might need to adjust your shape a bit to make it fit. Gavin’s sneakers are a sale item from Mr.Bloch; 50L will get you a fatpack of colors, and the texturing is really nice on these. Another caution: there was no alpha layer in the box, so he added an alpha from another pair of sneakers, and all was good. 🙂 Gavin’s gloves are a free gift from ::GABRIEL::, available only at the Jewelry & Accessories Expo.

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As for me, I’m wearing a lovely fur-trimmed coat from DG Designs, which is part of their gift for POE6. The gift also includes a pair of stockings and ankle boots, which I am not wearing here. Instead, I’m wearing a couple of items from  *~*HopScotch*~* that are available as part of Covert Affairs: The Main Event. The Snowy Stockings come in 8 different colors for both Slink feet or regular feet, and are available only at the event location. My boots are also part of The Main Event, and you can find them at the *~*HopScotch*~* main store. This color is exclusive to the event, and will never be sold again.

Blogging soon

My pretty skin is the POE6 gift from [ROCKBERRY]. It comes in 4 different tones, with and without cleavage. My jewelry is the POE6 gift from Ear Candy. Oh, and my hair is the beautiful, new subscriber gift from TRUTH HAIR, Fernanda, that Love showed you last week. Gavin is wearing Simon, the December men’s group gift skin from .::WoW Skins::. He’s also wearing the brand-new Spectral Eyes from IKON; included are regular and mesh eyes. Hurry on over to the main store and pick up the color he’s wearing as the December group gift! 😀

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – .::WoW Skins::. Simon Dec (group gift / 250L to join)

Shape – REDGRAVE Chris (modded)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Leonine (group gift / free to join)

Hair – ::Exile:: Vindicated

Jacket/Pants/Scarf – 69 Park Ave POE 2013 Outfit (0L / POE6)

Gloves – :GABRIEL: Knit Gloves/Snow (0L / free gift @ Jewelry & Accessories Expo)

Shoes –  Mr.Bloch Sneakers Dark Blue (50L fatpack)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – [ROCKBERRY] Bailey Light (0L / POE6)

Eyes – IKON Sunrise Eyes Bleached Blue

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Fernanda (0L / Subscriber gift)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – Lemon Barley Designs Winter Diamonds Manicure (10L)

Coat – DG Designs Snow Princess Coat (0L / POE6)

Jewelry – Ear Candy Women’s Gift (0L / POE6)

Stockings –  *~*HopScotch*~* Snowy Stockings White (150L @ Covert Affairs: TME)

Boots –  *~*HopScotch*~* Harvest Winter (200L / Covert Affairs: TME)

Pose #1 by !bang; Pose #2 by Glitteratti Poses

Location – Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe & Forest

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