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Duo

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I love it when stores give matching gifts. I’m not sure why… but I do! E-clipse is currently giving these matching sweaters that were put out for Valentine’s day… one for women and one for men. These sweaters are free with your group tag and the group is free to join.

Get the Lady’s sweater from E-Clipse [here].

Get the Men’s sweater from E-Clipse [here].

Women’s Sweater Sizes Available:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Houglass
  • Freya
  • Isis

Men’s Sweater Sizes Available:

  • Slink
  • Signature
  • Belleza

To go with the sweater, Loki stopped by Gild, and picked up a few pairs of gift pants. The group is free to join and if you stop by the main-store you can get a full fat-pack of skinny pants in lots of patterns and colors by picking up the pairs that you like as the free store gift. Loki is showing off the color gray since it matched the sweaters.

Men’s Pants Sizes Available:

  • Classic Mesh
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Betty
Sweater – E-Clipse – Valentine Gift Female (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Jeans – !gO! – Pocket Pants Girl – Denim Black

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
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Head & Neck Tattoos – Bolson – Saito
Arm Sleeve Tattoos – Endless Pain Tattoos – Tiamat
Leg Tattoo – .Identity. Body Shop – Remember Pain
Sweater – E-Clipse – Valentine Gift Male (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Pants – Gild – Skinny Pants (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Boots  – [380] – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – 50 Cats by Cica Ghost

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Never too late for <3’s

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Never too late for <3’s

I don’t think hearts are ever out of season! Love shouldn’t be just one day of the year after all! But if you want to say that this outfit is a Happy Belated Valentine’s Day gift, that is okay too. Either way, I love this fanciful outfit!

I picked up my pretty red dress with the hearts on it from Ison. It is a Valentine’s gift so I’m not sure how long it will be out, so don’t wait! Hurry and pick this one up. It’s free and no group is required, just buy it for 0L when you go inside the store.

Dress Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Freya

<3’s in My Hair Too!

I even have fancifully heart-ed hair too! Another store that has set out a no-group-required free Valentine’s gift is Exile. Again, since this is a holiday exclusive gift, I’m not sure how long it will be out… so hurry! You won’t need a group, just buy it for 0L. This pretty bun with the side tendrils has hearts in the hair.

There are two separate huds that accompany the hair. You get a hud to change the color of the hearts (I kept them a traditional red) and you get a hud to change the color of the hair to various dip dye colors. It’s such a pretty style and for free!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu Bad Girl Polar
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Heart to Heart (0L no group needed)
Jewelry – Tabou – Valentine Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Dress – Ison – Bella Dress Valentine Gift (0L no group needed)
Shoes – Empire – Bellis

Sim Location – Isle of View

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Red Hot Hearts

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Red Hot

Valentine’s Day is over, but it’s never too late to be … red hot. And this hot (FREE!) subscriber gift of red stockings with a little trail of heart on the legs from House of Ruby is proof of that. It’s also unisex (yes that’s right, guys you can be red hot in this gift too!). Of course, like most things from House of Ruby, these stockings are daring. To even show them to you I had to don a pair of… ahem… undies. These stockings come crotch-less for the more risque people in your lives… *wink wink* . These come in a universal Omega applier hud for all your applying needs.

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A Touch of Class

I had to top of my otherwise risky outfit with a touch of class, so I stopped by Tabou for some “softer” hearts. Their most recent group gift is a pretty heart necklace with a texture change hud. It includes three metals and three different textures (plain, or two word choices: “Love Sucks” or “Stupid Cupid”). Above I am wearing it in black with a gold metal finish. You can get this necklace just by wearing your Tabou group tag, which you can get for only a tiny 20L fee. There are also several past nice gifts to be picked up while you are there, so the 20L fee won’t be painful at all!

Happy freebie shopping!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – elikatira – Dylan
Jewelry – Tabou – Valentine Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Bra & Panties – Maitreya
Stockings – House of Ruby – Love Me Leggins Unisex in Ruby (Free Subscriber Gift)
Shoes – Empire – Bellis

Sim Location – Private

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Almost Spring

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It’s still sweater weather where I am, but it’s warming up just enough that I can go out without a jacket. It’s hard to believe that it’s still February when some of these warm breezes blow in.

A special gift.

When I saw the Blizzard Top by House of Ruby, I knew it was perfect for these February days that are warm enough to go without a jacket but too cold to go without some protection. It’s Olgita Ruby’s gift to you for being a member of the FabFree group gift, so it’s completely free with your FabFree group tag! Just don your tag and stop by her main-store (be sure to check out all the other amazing stuff plus some past group gifts as well!) and pick up the gift. It comes in several applier layers.

Appliers available:

  • Omega
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Baubles

I wanted to add a little bit of “spring is in the air” to my outfit so I stopped by Beloved Jewelry to pick up their FabFree group gift offering. This one too is free of course and is a lovely wire scroll jewelry set in a soft pink. You can get a better idea of how pretty it is if you zoom in on my flickr picture as it is a very delicate piece. It comes with matching earrings as well, that are hidden under my hair. As always, FabFree gifts are free! Pick this one up too and you’ll be ready for a date, a casual day in the park, or a formal occasion!

OH! And Happy Valentine’s Day! 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Mina – Selenia
Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry – Wire Scroll Set (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – House of Ruby – Blizzard Top for Her (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – JellyRoll – Tiffany Skirt

Sim Location – Timeless Memories

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Gun-Slinger

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Annie Oakley

This isn’t the wild west but this outfit made me think of Annie Oakley who sort of paved the way for women to gain prowess with their own shooting skills. One of her more popular quotes (according to google) is: “There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn’t bother to change while there are women like that around.” I had to stop and wonder a moment if she meant that they shouldn’t bother to change clothes… but maybe that is just me being silly 😛

Where to get the Digs

At any rate, you will find this great all-in-one outfit at SA Quartermaster, gun included, for many different mesh bodies. It comes in all one piece so nothing is detachable, and it does not include the boots. You do get a color change hud with four different colors of red, including a camouflage red color. This gift is completely free as part of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt going on right now.

Mesh Size Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Analog Dog – idyll
Outfit – SA Quartermaster – Mesh Athena Outfit – Maroon (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Boots – [DDD] – Leather Spats

Sim Location – Divine Corruption

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New City

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“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”
― Charlotte Eriksson

My friend and I went sim exploring and ended up at Tralala’s Diner. It’s this little city street with vendors and it’s raining hard and there is this urban “crunch” about it. It made me think of this quote about how I like to wander new places… but I never really intend to stay in them. I’m always bound to go home. That’s just who I am.

An outfit for the city…

I found a new outfit, perfect for visiting city streets at Barbed Wire Kisses, courtesy of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt. All the gifts in this hunt are free so I picked this one up for 0L. You get the top and the skirt (you can wear them separately) in several mesh sizes to suit your needs. I like the details of the rivets and the buckles that I think make this outfit super sexy.

Dress mesh size compatibility:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DeLa – Charlotte
Necklace – Goth1c0 – Gothic Elegant Necklace
Dress – Barbed Wire Kisses – CC Pyroa Outfit (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Stockings – AviCandy – Lace Back Seam (Classic Collection)

Sim Location – Tralala’s Diner

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A good book.

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I love a good book… and old libraries are a favorite haunt of mine. I’m here at the library at Lorrey checking out the stacks of books to see what I can find.

Heading to the Library.

Before I headed to the shelves I spent a little time with my friend who always has his eye on the ball for a good deal. He really liked the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt and clued me in to this fantastic shirt by Shae’s Designs. It’s yours for just 1L and a little hunting time, and I love the detailing of the rivets and the chain ties at the neckline. It comes in several sizes too!

Shirt Sizes Available:

  • Classic XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Another Dirty Little Secret…

Another dirty little secret along the Hunt are my shoes! Yes, my friend was at it again, and pointed out this great pair of shoes by Barbed Wire Kisses. These shoes come with metal details and buckles as well and will fit Maitreya, Slink, or Belleza feet and once you find the little black bag they are yours for only 1L.

Finally…

Finally! I found the book I was looking for! It’s the Fabulously Free Tome of secrets! I knew it was here somewhere! Better yet, this Tome is a FabFree Group gift from Deadly Nightshade! Like all FabFree group gifts, it is completely free with your FabFree group tag. Just stop by the Deadly Nightshade store to pick it up. In your gift package, you’ll get the Tome in a handheld version that includes a holding pose and you’ll also get a rezzable decoration version of the book. What a perfect gift for the FabFree lover!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Analog Dog – Five
Shirt – Shae’s Designs – Avery Shirt Dark Green (1L for the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt)
Skirt – Bueno – Denim Skirt Midnight
Shoes – Barbed Wire Kisses – Tura Shoe (1L for the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt)

Book Prop – Deadly Nightshade – FabFree Group Gift Tome (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – The Great Library

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Fit for a princess!

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Aline has already shown you some great free gifts from the Gacha Garden {here} and {here} but when FabFree reader Victoria sent me a special tip that I could put together a roleplay outfit with two gifts from the event, I knew I had to blog them for you! All you’ll need is the Gimme Gacha group (the group is free to join) and then stop by the respective vendors to nab your gifts and this pretty fantasy look fit for a princess is yours!

Hair please!

This fabulous fantasy hair is free courtesy of Analog Dog at the Gacha Garden event and includes twisted braids in the front and back for a fanciful look. You’ll get a full range of colors with a color change hud and a tinting wheel that will allow you to make the hair almost any color your heart desires. This is fitted mesh and should work with just about any head you might have. It’s a generous gift indeed!

A dress fit for a princess!

Broken Style is also giving a generous gift at the Gacha Garden in the form of their Ursula gown. It includes a tiara as well, making it fit for a princess. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes and includes an alpha in case you need it. You’ll also get a color change hud allowing you to choose between three colors (I’ve included a picture of the hud at the bottom of this post so you can see). Pick this gift up free with your Gimme Gacha tag as well!

Vendor Artwork/Hud NOT my artwork!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Analog Dog – BREON Gift (Free Gacha Garden Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress & Tiara – Broken Style – Ursula (Free Gacha Garden Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Revenland Roleplay Sim

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XoXo

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I decided to stay in bed today. I think I’ll just curl up with the remote and watch cartoons and drink hot cocoa and forget about the world for a while. A couple of days ago I went out with my hunt buddy and we found some pretty things that I thought I’d share with you and they seemed fitting for a day snuggled between the sheets.

XOXO

My sweet kisses shirt is by Sin Original and is part of the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt. You can get it for just 1L and it features kisses on it as well as X’s and O’s on the design. It comes in several sizes to fit your mesh body needs.

Shirt sizes available:

  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Maitreya
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

A little silver

I also picked up a sweet circle pendant as part of the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt at Florian. This too was just 1L and is yours for a little hunting time to find the little black bag. It is pretty, delicate, and adjustable, and would fit with most outfits, rather casual or dressy. I loved the detailing on this pretty bauble!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – elikatira – Lena
Necklace – Florian – Vesper’s Lucky Knot (1L for the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt)
Bra & Panties – Maitreya – Lara Bra and Panties
Shirt – Sin Originals – Issues (1L for the Dirty Little Secrets Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

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It’s beach weather somewhere!

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It’s beach weather somewhere right? And there are always beaches you can visit in Second Life when winter is getting you down! Thanks to a FabFree reader tip from Crimson, now you can have 12 free swimsuits to take to the beach with you! Read on to find out how!

If you go to Scandalize, you already know that joining the group for 100L will score you some great gifts like Aline showed you {here} and Love showed you {here}. In fact there’s a huge wall of group gifts to be had for that one small fee…

… but right now there is also an in-store Watermelon Hunt going on, no group required! It’s totally free! There are 12 little watermelons hidden around Scandalize and each one contains one of the swimsuits you see me wearing above, each watermelon is just holding one in a different color. You find the Watermelon and buy it for 0L and the swimsuit is yours, free!

While I was there I picked up a suit in grey, white (shown), aqua, and a pretty black and white zebra print. Of course there were eight more out there that I didn’t find because I got lazy and stopped looking ;P

But a girl can never have too many swimsuits, seriously!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Simone
Necklace – Plastik – Ursula Pendant
Swimsuit – Scandalize – Salvy Swimsuit White (Free in-store Watermelon Hunt/0L/No Group Needed) – find all 12 colors!

Sim Location – Baja Sands

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