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Shopping in Style

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Phew! I decided to start my holiday shopping early… as in before waiting until Christmas Eve like I usually do. It was cold out so I bundled up and headed out with my purse in hand to check out the local shops. Always shop local I say! I love the deals you can get at the Mom & Pop stores. You just can’t beat hometown pride. I took a moment to rest on a park bench though because I’m looking for the perfect gift for a special friend and I just haven’t found it yet…

Shopping in Style

You can shop in style too! I picked up my coat dress with its matching handbag for free as part of the POE hunt from Glitterati. The dress has a classic look with a great nubbly texture that is very realistic. You’ll get classic mesh sizes XS – L with an alpha layer if you need it. I’m wearing the Maitreya body and had no problem fitting it with a medium and using my alpha system to cover up anything I needed to. It’s stylish and I love the embossed tan leather handbag that you get with it! All for free!

Keeping my Legs Warm

I needed something to keep my legs warm in cold air while I was shopping, so I checked the marketplace and found these beige leggings by Mette’s. They matched perfectly, came in appliers for Maitreya and Omega, and were only 25L! Now that’s a deal! It will leave me plenty of leftover spending money to buy a gift for my special friend.

Well, break’s over! Back to shopping! Have a great day FabFree Readers!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Catwa – Flora
Coat Dress & Handbag – Glitterati – POE 10 Winter Coat (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Leggings – Mette’s – Leggings Dark Tan (25L on the Marketplace)
Boots – Belle Epoque – Boots past gg, no longer available

Sim Location – Baja Norte

Astrids Signature


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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Like a few of the other ladies here at Fab Free, I also had a difficult and emotional weekend. A RL family issue hit me kind of hard, but thankfully Carson passed me the brownies and listened patiently while I had a small meltdown (thanks for listening, bro!). 🙂

Then I decided to pick myself up, throw on my favorite color (pink), do a little “wishful make-upping,” and head outside for a walk in the SL sunshine. I wound up at Small Town Green – it was chilly and snow was still on the ground, but this has always been one of my favorite sims for wandering and taking photos. It’s a bit smaller of a town now than it used to be, although still lovely and definitely worth a visit.

A Really Volcanic Ensemble

When I heard that S@BBiA had put out a new lucky board gift, I hurried over to the store and planted myself in a chair. I only had to wait a short while before an “S” popped up (very unusual!) and I received this fabulous coat, skirt, and sweater ensemble. The outfit only comes in one mesh size, but what’s really nice is that a HUD is included so you can turn on or off any of the pieces. For instance, you could wear the coat and sweater with a pair of jeans, or only the coat, only the skirt and sweater… I’m sure you get the idea! I’m not certain if you need to be a member of the S@BBiA group in order to use the lucky boards since I had my tag on at the time. But the group is free to join, and lots of other gifts are available to pick up, so there is no reason not to join, right?

For accessories, I headed over to the ULTRA Event. There are quite a few nice gifts available at this round, including the gold and amethyst (I think) jewelry I’m wearing by Modish, and this gorgeous handbag by Clef de Peau. You do need to join the ULTRA group in order to grab the gifts, but the group is free to join.

My shoes are by Ingenue, and I love the slightly retro look of them. They were set out a few days ago for Fifty Linden Friday, but as of this publishing, you can still grab them – or a pair in teal – for 50L. They come in sizes for Maitreya and Slink (high) mesh feet.

I’m Wishful Make-Upping!

My skin and makeup are by Amara Beauty for the January Powder Packa brand-new “mystery box” designed specifically for wearers of Catwa mesh heads. While the box itself is definitely not 75L or less, I do feel that it was a very good value, considering all that you get. This month, there were skins, makeups, and eyelashes from 12 different designers, several of which were thoughtful enough to include Omega appliers so you can use the items on heads other than Catwa.

The Julia applier that I’m wearing today included 3 different skin tones with 2 eyebrow colors (or no eyebrows, if you prefer to add your own), 9 eyeshadows, 18 lipsticks, and even included Omega body appliers. I hadn’t worn Amara Beauty skins before, and I have to say that this one is really pretty and a different look for me. I will definitely be checking them out again! 😀

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Julia (exclusive for January Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Loni
Jewelry: Modish Nadine Gem Earrings & Necklace (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Coat/Sweater/Skirt: S@BBiA Chester Coat with Sweater & Skirt (Lucky Board / 0L)
Handbag: Clef de Peau Jane Bag Taupe (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Shoes: Ingenue Tabatha Heels Copper (50L for FLF)
Pose: Adorkable Poses
Location: Small Town Green+Cafe

 

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It’s Chilly Outside!

Cold Morning

It’s chilly outside!

Brrrr… it’s cold outside! There’s even virtual ice on the pond I’m standing next to though I managed to get out of the snow by standing under a tree. Thankfully, my FREE New Year’s gift to BlackRose group members (the group is FREE to join) is keeping me warm and toasty! Don’t you love this red mesh coat! It even includes the gorgeous black neck cowl detailing and the tie at the waist!

This beauty comes in all the standard sizes, as well as a fitted mesh size, and a good quality alpha layer for standard bodies. You’ll find it at the entrance of the store, setting at a side table. Hurry and grab up this beautiful gift!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Karee
Dress – BlackRose – Coat Red (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Stockings – AviCandy – Lace Back Seam [Classic Collection]

Sim Location – Lost Dream

Astrids Signature


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These September Days

Those September Days

There’s something about September days… they get me like nostalgia for summer but melancholy for winter and yet somehow they are some of the most incredibly beautiful days of the year. Tomorrow marks the first day of fall, but I figure today is not too early to show you some excellent clothes that will have you “fall ready.”

You’ve been seeing lots of clothes from the Indian Summer Cart Wash here on the blog, and with quality like this at the low price of 10L… it’s no wonder. And Rispetto does menswear right in this round of the event. I’m showing you two pieces you won’t want to miss. There are a couple of full outfits for just 10L on the cart, but also plenty of separates for just 10L as well. I opted to go for the separates route.

I donned the Kint Jeans for just 10L. These come in all the standard sizes and include their own alpha layer. I topped it off with the Klein Pea Coat in Smoke Tweed, again for just 10L. This too came with an alpha layer and in all the standard sizes. The coat is as well made as the jeans and is also made to fit over other shirts as I show in the picture. I topped it over a shirt from another outfit already in my inventory as an example and with excellent results.

Looking for top quality menswear at low low low prices? You’ll want to check out the Rispetto Cart before the Indian Summer Cart Wash Event is over.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – 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
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Undershirt – GothiCatz – Kai
Coat – Rispetto Designs – Klein Pea Coat in Smoke Tweed (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Jeans – Rispetto Designs – Kint Jeans (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Venta Silurum

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In the Morning

Greetings FabFree Readers,

In the Morning

 

The week is quickly escaping us and we are hurrying to the weekend. In your rush, don’t miss this stylish duster for the group at Byrne. The ‘Victor Duster’ comes in the slate gray I’m showing and a cobalt blue as well and you receive both in the gift. Victor comes in the standard mesh sizes XS-XL and has a good alpha layer. However, be warned. There is a bit of a glitch in that there is no size M in the slate gray. Though it’s labeled as “Slate Gray M” it is the cobalt blue. I normally wear the standard Mesh size M but the mesh size S of this duster fit me actually rather well.  The quality of the details and build are well worth the small trouble with sizing/color.  Byrne‘s group is free to join and there are many past gifts out for sale at a reduced cost.

I needed something simple to go underneath the duster and found just the thing on the Marketplace. This is the ‘Male Shirt Black” from PobZeb. It also comes in the standard mesh sizes XS-XL and for just 1L, it was a great bargain.

I remain most sincerely yours,
Gabe's Signiture

 

Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan

Coat – Byrne– Victor Duster – (FREE/0L/Group Gift) – group is free to join

Top – PobZeb – Male Shirt Black – (1L @ the Marketplace)
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Trillion Dollar Daisy

Generosity is the spirit of the season, and creators in second life are no exception. Gifts simply abound this month and now is your chance to stock up on beautiful items for your wardrobe.

Trillion Dollar Look 1

I was doing a little bit of grid wandering, and I came across two items you won’t want to miss out to help you chase away any winter evening chills.

First, if you stop by Paisley Daisy, be sure sure to join the group (if you are not already in it) and pick up the latest FREE group gift, which is this elegant coat called Vintage Jackie 0 Style Dress/Coat. It is a coat or dress depending on how you wear it, though I paired it with some leg warmers for a look that suited my style. The coat comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as the fitted mesh size which I am wearing — because that is the size that accommodated my fuller avatar figure without forcing me to move down my sliders — yay!

The Paisley Daisy group is 100L to join, but there are quite a few past group gifts out to nab, with monthly group gifts out to follow, making this small group join fee well worth the lindens.

Trillion Dollar Look 2

I hadn’t stopped by Lazuri in a while to see if there was anything new, so I decided to take a stroll through the stores spacious offerings of glittering gems and precious pearls just to see what I could find. While there, I saw that they had up a new subscribo by the group gift section and clicked it just for updated news, and lo and behold it sent me FREE gifties!

There were quite a few items in the gift box, but my absolute favorite was this Trillion Ring which is not only stunning in style and contrast, but is color change as well for versatility. The options include 4 metal colors and 11 gem colors. I am showing it off in silver and onyx in the picture above.

Be sure to hurry to pick these items up. While the Paisley Daisy coat is a gift for the month of December, the Lazuri gift is subscribo, so it may not last long. Don’t wait and miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya
Head — Logo – Chloe
Hands – Slink
Skin – Essences – Kendra *medium01*
Hair – Truth Hair – Randa
Dress/Coat – Paisley Daisy – Vintage Jackie 0 Style Dress Coat Gris (0L Group Gift/100L to Join)
Leggings – Purple Moon Creations – Moxie Leggings in Black (Omega Applier)
Ring – Lazuri – Trillion Ring Color Change (FREE Subscribo Gift)
Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – A Silent Night: According to the Destination Guide – “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night…”

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Be My Valentine Event

Hello, happy hump day! This post will be short but very sweet! The MC Be My Valentine Event has just a few days left. It ends on February 22. There are many quality freebies to be had, everything from shoes to hair. Don’t miss out! I picked up several items, and I wanted to show you my favorites. Enjoy!
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Pru is wearing:

Hair – [ploom] Lora II – Black Out

Eyes – X-sight – Aurora Eyes – Valentine – FREE @ MC Be My Valentine Event

Skin & Piercings – -Muse- gift Valentine’s Day & – Muse – Piercing (under eyes) – FREE @ MC Be My Valentine Event

Jacket – Uni-qu3 fashion – Marjory mesh coat – FREE @ MC Be My Valentine Event

Boots – OW – Leather Boots – FREE on the Marketplace

Pose – EP – Every Breath

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Lots of goodies for you to Sn@tch

I’ve been kind of absent in the blog due to RL. Some of you who I speak to regularly know the reason why and I would like to really thank you for your support at this time. I thought I would sneak a post today to let you guys in our huuuge FabFree family know Im doing ok and I promise normal service will resume soon *hugs you all*

As long as I can remember, I’ve loved the clothing made by Ivey Deschanel who owns the store Sn@tch. I remember finding the store and buying up nearly everything in it! Ivey always has been very generous in her sets, making outfits with different colours all included for reasonable prices. The same is true of her prizes inside of her Lucky Chairs, Mobvends and Lucky Fortunes. She also has a 7 Seas Fishing area set up where you can try to land another yummy set.

Here are the current things you can get your hands on at the store!

Everything here is available as prizes in the Lucky Chairs. The Clueless Tanks come in a fatpack of 8 colours and the Finger Lickin Dead Jeans come in a fatpack of 7 pairs each with a flame colour on the legs.. Below you can see the same outfit but using the Red colours in the packs. The Blow you Away Belt and the Union Jack Abby Boots are also gifts in the chairs.

Here Im wearing the Light Cords in Purple and the Trixie Thermal top in Black. Both are from fatpacks that are in the Lucky Chairs.  Below Im wearing the Light Cords in Blue and the Death Pixie top in Black which is from a fatpack that is the Lucky Fortunes gift!

 

Back to the treasure trove of the Lucky Chairs, this gorgeously cute High Street Coat and the super warm and cosy white Muff Stompers can be yours.

Lastly a fatpack of Garden Party skirts are another prize in the packed out Lucky Chairs.. Yay poofy skirt goodness! The top is from a fatpack of Peepshow tops that is the current Riot Vendor item… so grab your friends and head on over to Sn@tch for a Lucky Chair party and those will soon be yours!

Also there is a whole heap of free and discount outfits, seperates and two 25L skins upstairs at the back of the store, so don’t forget to check that out too.

The 3 Strap Patent Mary Janes worn in the last set of pictures are also from Sn@tch but are not free… sure do come with a lot of features for 225L though. They are colour changable and come with cute socks that you can choose to wear.

Other Info
+ June2 skin by Curio ( not free )
+ Get Forward hair by Bishwear ( not free )


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Kumaki Glasses Style

You all know how much I adore glasses, so when I was passed a folder of yummy glasses by Kumaki Glasses Style I was over the moon! Koguma Kumaki makes some of the most gorgeously crafted glasses in SL and they all come fully scripted so you can change your glasses from sunglasses to reading glasses in a few clicks of a button.

They currently have several freebies at the store right now. There is a store gift, Lucky Boards and right now in the run up to Christmas, a fun Christmas gift!

 

These glasses are the current Store Gift. Click on them and you can use the menus to make them look just how you like. The picture below shows how they can look when the lenses are made grey and transparent so they look like a normal pair of glasses.

 

 

These Heartshaped Glasses are one of the cute Lucky Board prizes! I always have loved Heartshaped Glasses ever since I was little. I had a pair just like this!

 

 

This is the fun Xmas gift. I love the big fake nose on it *laughs*

 

Also found at the store is this adorable freebie Xmas Parka. You can find this and the Xmas glasses together on a shelf just inside the store. The Parka is made by Jamming Kitty and can also be found at their store.

I love that it comes with two ways to wear the hood. You can wear it down like the picture above or you can wear it up and look uber cute, just like the picture below!

 

 

+ Other info

+ Pure Morning Skin by Burning Chrome/Heartsick MM gift
+ Tallulah Hair by Truth ( not free )