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Grand Master

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Hi again Fab Free’rs! I don’t mind telling you I feel like a boss in this outfit. The best part, the outfit, the earrings, and the sunglasses are all group gifts. Keep reading to learn where and how to get your copy of each of these awesome gifts.

The Outfit – I love clothing that can be casual and dressy. That is definitely the case with this FREE sweater and skirt group gift from Pretty Little Thing. The black sweater is unassuming until you see the back, it has a gorgeous plunge in the back making it a little bit sexy. You can wear these items together or separately making them great wardrobe staples. The Pretty Little Thing group is FREE to join.
Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Hourglass, Physique)

The EarringsMandala has two pairs of detailed earrings out as FREE group gifts. These fringed red earrings are one of the two pairs. I think they have a fun exotic look to them. The Mandala group is FREE to join at this time, so don’t miss these! like the outfit, these could be casual or dressy.

The Sunglasses – These unisex sunglasses by Nexor feed my sunglasses obsession in a big way. They are highly detailed and look amazing on.  They also come with two texture change huds to change the metal bits, and the lens opacity. You can choose black or brown lenses with 3 opacity options and a clear option so the glasses can be worn as eyeglasses as well. The Nexor group has a one time join fee of 100 linden.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – Beusy: Vexing Hairstyle & Cap

Hair Base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin – Essences  – Amber

Sunglasses – NEXOR – Grand Master Shadez – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join 

Earrings – [MANDALA] OUGI Earring-RED – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Sweater & SkirtPretty Little Thing – {PLT} Leopard Print Group Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Rings – ^^Swallow^^ Maitreya Aphrodite Bento Rings

Tattoos – Nar Mattaru <Nar> Legend Tattoos

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by FOXCITY

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A Hunting We Will Go

A Hunting We Will Go

When Easter falls early in the year, I get a bit let down to tell you the truth.  In my part of the world, it’s still all grey and slushy and I’m surrounded by general grossness.  When you think of Easter, you think of blossoms dripping from the trees, and being able to go out without a toque and mukluks (ha!).  However, I’m in chillsville.  In SL, however, I’ve come over all rosy and have found a cute little sweater and knickers combo that is great for lounging about while waiting for the Easter bunny to visit!

Hunting Basket Goodies

In my travels through the grid, I came across a mini hunt that’s taking place at Tatiko.  There are five eggs to find, each one containing a pretty little gift.  Search high and low, and pay 1L for each item.  I decided to pair this bunny adorned sweater with the lingerie I also hunted down for 1L at Tatiko.  What will you find there?

Sizes

  • Curvy (Top Only)
  • Fine (Top Only)
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Freya
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP (Knickers Only)

Oeuf Course!

Pardon my horrible French pun above (I can’t stop myself sometimes), but I have found lovely little eggy earrings to go with my Easter look.  I picked these up the other day while at Sorbet, and I must say they please me no end.  You can pick them up too by joining the group for 25L.  There are several other gifts available, including the dress I posted the other day.

Hoppy Easter, my friends!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Sweater – Tatiko Egg Hunt Sweater (1L Instore Hunt Item)
Knickers – Tatiko Egg Hunt Underpants (1L Instore Hunt Item)
Earrings – Sorbet Boucles D’Oeufs (Free Group Gift/ Group is 25L To Join)

 

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier –  Sn@tch Ultra Gloss Lipstick
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Magika Plenty
Backdrop – Rama Angel Inside


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A fresh look

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A fresh hair style!

I got a notice that Nyne put out a fresh group gift and I headed to the store to check it out! My new Nissa hair is free with your free to join Nyne group tag and comes with a hud to fully texture change both the color of the hair as well as the bow! Color this hair to your hearts content and get it for free!

Checking out Sexy!

I was checking out the FabFree Group Gift Listing and saw the gift for Sexy Princess and thought it would be perfect to go with my new hair! This sexy mini dress has a floral print and criss cross front and comes in several mesh sizes. As always, the Fabfree group is free to join, so the gift was free to take home!

Dress sizes available:

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

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And while I was there…

While I was at Sexy Princess, I couldn’t help but notice the wall of gifts! I picked up this second sexy number that is a Fitmesh Fanatics group gift. The Fitmesh Fantatics group is free to join, so you can pick up this group free as well. You might remember that Kat blogged this dress in turquoise [here] so if you liked this dress and want to add it to your wardrobe in red, now is your chance!

Dress Sizes Available:

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

One more stop!

I hadn’t been by Moondance Boutique in a while, and I love their jewelry, (it always includes such terrific color change huds). I was pleasantly surprised to see new group gifts out and available and I quickly picked up the free SL frees and Offers group gift. This Tracey jewelry set includes the necklace, earrings, bracelets, and rings in the picture. You can zoom in on the flickr for a close up! You’ll get lots of gemstone choices (the gemstones change colors separately) plus several metal finishes to choose from. Enjoy this gift free!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Nyne – Group Gift Hair – Nissa (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Tracy Jewelry Set (Free SL frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress 1 – Sexy Princess – Kelly Dress (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress 2 – Sexy Princess – Dorothea Red Dress (Free Fitmesh Fantatics Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Cyprian Garden

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Pictures of Lilly

Pictures of Lilly

I always wanted a Lilly Pulitzer dress in RL.  I would clip ads out of magazines, imagining myself on yachts looking chic and colourful.  Once, on a trip to NYC, I walked up Madison Avenue and found my way into the hot pink and kelly green shop, marveling at the framed prints and reams of fabric.  I peeked hopefully at at price tag on one of the dresses – a blue, swirling candy creation, and balked.  The price was way beyond anything I could hope to afford.  I kept on dreaming.  If only I could get my hands on Lilly for an affordable price….

SL Makes Dreams Come True!

I know it’s not *exactly* the same thing, but I found my Lilly Pulitzer-inspired dress by Albino Peacock for FREE in SL!  The best part is, I got a whole lotta other stuff for free too, including the earrings by Baubles that I’m wearing!  I jumped over to the Flawless sim and took part in the Game Show Quest.  By clicking on the sign, you’re given a free HUD that will lead you to 14 different shops, ask you questions, and at the end, you win a whole load of prizes!  The whole game took about 45 minutes, and I actually had a really fun time.  Give it a try, the prizes are well worth the time.  You’ve got until March 19th!

Dress Sizes

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

As Lilly Pulitzer once said :  Life is a party, dress like it!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Albino Peacock Lily Shells (Free Prize on the Flawless Game Show Quest)
Earrings – Baubles by Phe Selene Earring (Free Prize on the Flawless Game Show Quest)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Truth Apple
Sim – Luane’s World

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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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Mission Possible

Mission Possible 1 Hello Fab Free!  I’m turning up the heat today in a bright orange mini dress, that is just made for awesomeness to happen in.  I am strutting my way through these lasers that just happen to be here.  I wonder if they do anything…

Gacha Again!

The other day I was telling you about some amazing FREE gifts I found at the Gacha Garden, and I’m back to tell you about a few more I picked up!  I just love getting free hair.  I really do.  Ayashi has put out this long ponytail that comes with an HUD so you can change the colour to a plethora of different pastel shades.  So pretty! I also picked up this awesome dress in the bright and cheerful orange shade by Promagic.  I really love the texturing on this one!  This item fits my Maitreya body perfectly.  The last pretty item I want to show you are the earrings I got at the Supernatural display – a beautiful set of hoops with an orangey stone in them that match my dress perfectly.  Here’s a closeup of the earrings for you!

Mission Possible 2

I do enjoy putting whole outfits together from events – especially when there are so many gorgeous options put out by generous creators! You can grab all these gifts and more by joining the Gimme Gacha group and clicking on the gift boxes at the event.

/me steps through a laser beam

Uh….what’s that alarm for?

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Promagic Basics Gift (Free Group Gift at the Gacha Garden/Group is Free to Join)
Earrings – Supernatural Harper Earrings (Free Group Gift at the Gacha Garden/Group is Free to Join)
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Sn@tch Slick Lips
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Ayashi Marie Hair (Free Group Gift at the Gacha Garden/Group is Free to Join)
Nailpolish – alaskametro Muse
Backdrop – DRAFT Alerts Off
Pose – Belle Poses Joana 5 (Available at Cosmopolitan)


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Sweet as Candy

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If you’re looking for a sweet deal, it’s time to head to the Cart Wash Sale (if you haven’t already) and check out the 1 Hundred cart! This sexy vendor offers pretty and quirky and stylish minis, lingerie, and dresses that are sure to catch your eye. I showed off their free gift in my post {here} but I wanted to be sure to show off at least one of their fantastic 10L offerings as well!

I picked up this candy colored Just Me Mini dress for just 10L at the 1 Hundred Cart at the Cart Wash sale and I love the pretty yet sexy look. Be warned, it’s really short! If you bend over, you may show a little “cheek”!

Sizes available:

  • 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 – Truth – Dasha
Dress – 1 Hundred – Just Me Mini Berry (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – Comhar Free Public Studio

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It’s Not a Trick!

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It’s not a trick!

Treat or….. Trick! I love a good trick but this Trick tank top by 1 Hundred is all treat since it is a FREE gift at the Wash Cart Sale! You simply go to the 1 Hundred cart and buy it for 0L! No trick involved! While you’re there, stop to look at the 10L offerings, there are lots of cute things to buy (I plan to show off one or two in a post soon!). In the meantime, enjoy this tank top! It comes in system layers as well as a universal Omega applier for mesh bodies.

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More JellyRoll!

I showed off the JellyRoll Snuggle Sweaters in my post {here} but I couldn’t resist picking up the creator’s FREE gift that was sitting by the cart at the Cart Wash Sale. I was thrilled with the little set of Black Widow Ear Cuffs. A little tweak of adjustment and they fit my Catwa mesh ears just perfectly without any trouble at all. Aren’t they cute! Just buy them for 0L, like all the gifts currently out at the Wash Cart Sale for this anniversary round!

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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 – Rey
Earcuffs – JellyRoll – Black Widow Earcuffs Gift (0L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Top – 1 Hundred – Trick Tank Pink (0L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shorts – Maitreya – Original BF Jeans Shorts

Sim Location – Octoberville

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Afternoon Tea

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I like to have a cup of coffee in the morning, but in the afternoons I’m generally a tea drinker. I especially like a hot tea with milk. It’s a habit I picked up after a visit to London many years ago, and I never gave it up. I found the perfect little spot for tea at an art sim and stopped to take a picture. I think I found the perfect “tea dress” to sit down for that perfect cup!

Flowing flowers

Glitterati by Sapphire puts out a monthly gift like clockwork to make their one-time 100L group join fee worth it. This month you get the pretty flowered frock I’m showing off in the picture. It’s perfect for the last few warm days before we head into the cool days of fall. It comes in all your favorite sizes.

Available sizes:

  • Standard XS – L
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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Circular

Sometimes things come full circle and as I was looking for a little something to add to my outfit, I found these cute suspended circle earrings at Baubles! by Phe to add to my look. They are the currently offered as a free SL Frees & Offers group gift at the store, just don that tag and pick them up. They come with a color change hud as well that offers 4 metal choices (brass, gold, silver, and bronze).

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Jennie
Earrings – Baubles! by Phe – SuspendedCircleEarrings (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift, Sep 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – LEA14

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Queen Bee

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I’ve been out gathering the last blooms before fall really sets in. We’ve had a few warm days and some of the flowers still are blooming. The cold nights will soon be frosting over the last of the buds though.

Late Bloomer

This ruffled romper is perfect for picking late blooms with its pretty lacy textured design and soft color. And you can pick it up free at Ashmoot. It’s their exclusive FabFree gift to all of us! Just don your FabFree group tag and head over to the Ashmoot main-store to pick it up.

Available sizes:

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

Pose pretty!

My pretty pose is another 12L gift from the TWE12VE event! You can find this gift at the B’Style booth and the pose is called “Angel”. It is great for Second Life photographers! And for only 12L, I couldn’t pass it up!

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Queen Bee

Since I’m picking all these flowers, I have decided that I’m queen bee for the day, as stated by my most excellent tattoo. This was another TWE12VE event gift. I picked this gift up for 12L at the Lush booth. Inside the box was the cute omega applier tattoo pictured above!

A special gift

NSP Florals and [MUSE] sent out their September gift via group notices with a special announcement that their main-store would be temporarily closed due to an SL glitch (it will reopen as soon as possible). In the meantime you can get the current group gift in the notices (but hurry, notices only stay active for two weeks and it’s already been a few days). That’s where I got my beautiful set of 50s swing jewelry that I paired with my outfit.

Note* If you’re not already in the group, copy and paste this: secondlife:///app/group/fc7863f9-aea1-e3d3-9705-b37dd4bcd531/about into local chat and use it to join the group!

Don’t worry, the NSP Florals satellite store is still open and you can go to it to do your regular shopping for now using this teleport by clicking here. And the main-store will be back up soon! In the meantime, pick up the group gift from the notices!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Bianca
Jewelry – NSP Florals & [MUSE] – 50s Swing Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 125 to Join) – get the gift from the notices
Tattoo – Lush – Queen Bee Tattoo (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Romper – Ashmoot – S/S CoLL _ Ruffle Rompser _ SG/Pea (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Pose – B’Style – Pose Angel (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

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