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Fit for a Queen

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Fit for a Queen.

It’s been a while since I stopped by Sweet Lies, so when I made my way over there the other day to see if there was anything new at the main-store, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the creator had set out a free group gift. The group is free to join, so the Diona outfit won’t cost you a thing. Considering this gift is fit for a Queen that is quite a deal.

Included in the gift:

  • The dress in all the standard mesh sizes plus standard fitmesh sizes
  • Matching bracelets, armbands, earrings, and necklace

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – The Countess
Outfit – Sweet Lies – Diona Purple Outfit (Free group gift/0L/Group is free to join)

Sim Location – Revenland

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Bouquet

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Bouquet.

Some things just stand out. The Outer Garden is an intentionally white garden created for visitors to admire, photograph, and just take some time to gaze around in. I found it also made my new gown stand out like a spring bouquet in a winter wonderland. This felt apt, as lately it’s been wet and cold here in real life where I live, and I felt like a splash of color on a backdrop of white was sort of fitting and also strangely beautiful.

Pick this bouquet up…

… from Purplemoon Creations. This is the newest free group gift from Purplemoon Creations. The group tag will set you back the small fee of 50L, but Purplemoon Creations is known for being generous with gifts and hunts, making the fee well worth it to be part of the group. This gown alone is worth the fee in my opinion.

Sizes included:

  • Standard Mesh Sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Aurora
Dress – Purplemoon Creations – Bouquet Gown (Free group gift/0L/Group is 50L to join)

Sim Location – The Outer Garden

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A Little Light Reading

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Light reading…

I had time to grab a newspaper at the bus stop today to catch the latest headlines. There’s always something interesting in there, even if it’s only the latest sales advertisements. Speaking of which, I ran across advertisements for two group gifts that you won’t want to miss out on.

Everyone needs…

… one more little black dress. And right now Tiar is offering a beautiful black dress as a FabFree group gift for the ladies that is a stunner. It’s free and all you need to do to pick it up is wear your FabFree group tag and go to Tiar, then teleport to the MM section of the store where you’ll find the free dress.

Sizes available: Standard Mesh Sizes XS – XL, Maitreya, Slink, & Belleza.

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The perfect pair…

… of shoes is waiting for you at Kokoia. Kokoia is gifting group members a free pair of shoes (the group is free to join, at least for now). There are also several past group gifts still out. I’m wearing the heels in navy with my dress (the navy was so dark it looks black on), but you also get a beige color in the box as well.

These shoes come in sizes to fit Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, The Mesh Project, and Eve mesh feet. So you’re sure to find your fit. I’m including a copy of the vendor advertisement below so you can get a better view of them as well as see the second color!

Belice Gift :: Woman Shoes :: Two Colors

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Ebony
Dress – Tiar – Ellys Black Dress (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – kokoia – Belice Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

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“I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts
There they are all standing in a row
Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
Give them a twist a flick of the wrist
That’s what the showman said
I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts
Every ball you throw will make me rich
There stands my wife, the idol of me life
Singing roll a bowl a ball a penny a pitch”

Okay, okay…

Okay, so I don’t really have any coconuts, but I found this great tiki disco house called The Revival Disco where I could dance in my new free group gift dress from EvelineInTheBox! I love this particular dress. The colors are tropical and gorgeous and it has a sexy side slit all the way down the right side of the dress.

Sizes you’ll be getting: Standard sizes XXS – L + a Fitted Mesh and a quality alpha for system bodies.

EvelineInTheBox is a great place to pick up roleplay, fantasy, and modern clothes for low prices and regularly puts out a free group gift. Be sure to drop by and get your free Nandi dress before it disappears!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Arden
Dress – EvelineInTheBox – Nandi (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – Miami Vice – The Revival Disco

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Transparency

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“Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world” – Munia Khan

I wanted to go dancing… but some gowns make you feel beautiful enough to fly. This FabFree gift gown from MOoh! reminds me of a dragonfly’s wings… with the beautifully colored bodice, the dark fabric at the hips, and the transparent hem. It’s perfect for a spin around a romantic ballroom, and it’s free with your FabFree group tag.

Sizes included:

  • Standard Mesh Sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh Sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Belleza – Isis
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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A perfect pairing.

I paired my new dress with another FabFree group gift. This time I made a trip to Chop Zuey and picked up the free Joy Unmasked earrings that are set out for our Fabulous group members.

I did find that the earrings were a bit large for my taste, but the earrings included an easy to use resize script. I just touched the earrings and sized them down to where I wanted them, easy peasy, and I was ready to go. Like the dress from MOoh!, this gift is free too. And you’ll be ready for a night on the town!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Soleil
Earrings – Chop Zuey – Joy Unmasked Earrings (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – MOoH! – Raven dress black (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – The Grande Persian Ballroom

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Waiting is Over-rated…

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I’m settled down for a night in, but waiting is over-rated. I’ve already had a glass of wine and he just called to say it’ll be another half hour before he’s home for work. I’m going to settle in with a good book and call it a night if he doesn’t hurry. And I’ll leave the lingerie next to the wine for good measure while I catch some z’s, just so he knows he missed out.

Get the lace…

This lacy cover up is probably meant for the beach, as it comes with a white bikini but I opted to put something different under it and make it lingerie instead. You could take it to the beach and enjoy it there if you wanted! This sexy cover up is a FabFree group gift from Marquesse Pret a Porter and you can pick it up free from the back counter just by donning your FabFree group tag.

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard Mesh XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

Undergarments.

To make my coverup look like lingerie, I needed proper undergarments. I started with a Maitreya bra (included with my Maitreya body) and then made a stop at Elegance Boutique for the latest group gift. Once there the group is free to join, and you can pick up the Mila panties for free. These include a texture change hud for 26 textures that not only include different colors but also some floral prints as well. I’ve included a copy of the vendor add at the end of this blog post to give you a better peek at what these look like.

Sizes included:

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

Elegance Boutique - Group Gift

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Angie
Cover Up – Marquesse Pret a Porter – Lilly Beach White (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Underwear – Elegance Boutique – Panties w/HUD – ” Mila ” (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Bra – Maitreya – Lara Bra (included with the Maitreya Body)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Just a Week Left of the April 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Just one week left!

With the “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge ending April 30th, there is just a little over a week left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the flowers and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between April 1st and April 30th. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

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Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On May 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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Winding Down

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I like to wind down in the afternoons with tea. I like fancy teas… like Jade Citrus Mint, or Hibiscus Rose, or even and Earl Grey now and then. I took some time to wind down this afternoon after hunting down some deals to share with you.

April is winding down…

… and with it we will be seeing the last week or so of the Women’s Stuff Hunt. Now is the time to get all those treats from the amazing creators who have set out gifts for us. I stopped by GAALL and picked up this mini dress for just 1L. It has a unique draped front and comes with a color change hud (though I opted to show you the black). You get 8 colors in total in the texture change hud.

Sizes included:

  • eBody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Loving Friday!

Today is Friday, and besides being the start of the weekend, I’m also loving that it’s Fifty Linden Friday. I picked up a pair of heels at Pure Poison that you won’t want to miss out on. These Ralu Sandals have a glittery finish and come with a color change hud for 7 texture choices for the main part of the shoe, plus additional texture options for the heel, straps, and toe. All this for just 50L! But hurry, it’s today only!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Nathalia
Necklace – Empyrean Forge – Reverie Necklace – Silver
Dress – GAALL – Eva Outfit (1L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals (50L for Fifty Linden Friday)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

Astrids Signature


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Vroom! Vroooom!

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Vroom! Vroom!

I haven’t had a new car since 2004. At least in real life. And even then I bought a used one. So when I heard that I could get a new free car at MadPea (even if it was a Pea Pod car) I was all in for a new set of wheels!

I made a mad dash to the MadPea main-store to check out the deal and it wasn’t long before I was cruising down the streets of Port Babbage in my favorite of the 7 colors that are available in the free gift pack. The group is free to join by the way, making this gift absolutely free as well. If I look like I’m having fun, that’s because I am!

Perks:

  • This car is wearable, no rezzing required.
  • The headlights turn off and on with a click.
  • 7 Colors in the package: Dark Blue, Green (shown), Light Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Turquoise.
  • Each color comes in a fit for both male and female avatar so you won’t have to worry about that problem.
  • I found it easy to edit the car when up and down a bit and then set my hover height a touch when the wheels didn’t quite touch the ground.
  • It’s easy to drive/navigate!
  • Did I already mention its absolutely FREE?!

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Cruising…

I was cruising down the streets (plus I wanted to give you a side view of this cute little pea-pod of a car – aren’t all the details amazing!) and ran across a little bakery shop. I decided to make a stop and get out of my new wheels and head in…

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A spring dress.

I had to step out carefully, as I was wearing a bit of a short skirted dress today. Good thing my MadPea car sets low to the ground, it makes for easy exits. My adorable frock is a free group gift from Graffitiwear for the month of April. You just need your free group tag to pick it up.

Sizes available:

  • Classic XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • Fitmesh XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • eBody
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Adelaide
Dress – Graffitiwear – 2017 April VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Car – MadPea – MadPea Pea Mobile – Green female shown (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

Astrids Signature


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“Smart Casual”

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I found this cozy little spot for dining and listening to music — a cafe of sorts with live music and it’s all set over the sea. If you decide to visit just take a hop over to Isolotto di Garda. It’s got a ton of comfy chairs and a sort of nautical style and it’s all enclosed with glass so that you can see the docks and gulls in the harbor not far off.

The dress code is “smart casual” so I had to dig up something appropriate. I decided to hunt something down instead.

More Women’s Stuff!

The Women’s Stuff Hunt never disappoints me, and this time I took a hop to Tori’s Stylez and hunted down that little red t-shirt to pick up the gift there. The creator generously had the gift for the hunt set to 0L so my floral top with it’s tie front and uniquely styled sleeves was totally free!

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard Mesh XXS – Large + a Curvy
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Revisiting Redeux.

To add a finishing touch to my outfit, I revisited the Redeux Event. You have until April 21st to pick up all of the many free gifts set out for you by the generous creators. I picked up this free necklace by On a Lark at their booth. It comes with a color change hud that changes the color of each little stone for lots of combinations, allowing me to get the necklace to match my shirt just perfectly!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Quote
Necklace – On a Lark – Ginger Necklace w/ Color Change Hud (Free Gift at Redeux)
Shirt – Tori’s Stylez – Lilly – SE – Floral Top (0L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Skirt – Bueno – Denim Skirts – Midnight

Sim Location – Isolotto di Garda

Astrids Signature