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A Silver Vision

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Fishing for my own silver.

I saw that Love was fishing for silver and got silver envy. In her post here she showed you one of the great gifts you can currently get from Sn@tch if you go 7 Seas fishing with your fishing pole for the New Years Grab Bag (hurry you still have a little bit of time, but not much). And it got me hankering for some silver of my own!

It all started with bubbles.

It all started with some bubbles. Actually #bubbles the store. I saw their advertisement for their January group gift and really fell in love with the unique split front top. The group is free to join, making the gift free as well. It is in a lovely grey shade with black crochet detailing along the split seam.

Sizes it comes in:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

Shoes too!

I also snagged a deal on some silver shoes for just 1L at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes… and I love that these shoes are so versatile because not only do they fit slink feet, but the package includes shoes to fit regular system feet and Maitreya feet as well. So I didn’t have to worry about fit at all! My silver shoes are part of the Frosting Hunt. You have until January 31st to pick them up, but why wait? For just 1L and a little hunting time, these flats are the silver lining you’ve been waiting for!

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The final touch.

Finesmith is no longer in-world, sadly. But you can still get many of the beautiful creations on the marketplace. I was doing some marketplace hunting and came across a lovely necklace for just 10L that I couldn’t pass up. This Vision necklace pictured above is by Finesmith jewelry and with its beautiful details and shine (but not bling) is a wonderful final touch to any outfit – casual or formal. It’s well worth the 10L.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Katharine
Necklace – Finesmith – Vision Necklace in Silver (10L on the Marketplace)
Shirt – #bubbles – January Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – E-Clipse – Dorothy Jeans Rigid Indigo
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Silver (1L for the Frosting Hunt) – ends January 31st

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

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A Vintage Stroll

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It’s not cold everywhere.

There are still parts of this world that have warm weather… and I decided to take a warmer weather stroll. I was missing flowers and sunshine amidst all the snow. I found a garden sim with roses, vintage bikes and vases, and took a walk in my brand new January gift from BYRNE. You’ll definitely want to pick this one up. The group is free to join and the gift is free too. You’ll get the jacket and the skirt (two separate pieces) and quality alphas to go with them.

Sizes Included:

  • The Jacket: standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • The Skirt: Fitmesh XS – XL, as well as a Maitreya fit

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A finishing touch.

Chop Zuey has generously set out a gift just for FabFree group members. Since the Fabulously Free in SL group is free to join, this gift is free as well, and it matched my new dress from BYRNE just perfectly. So I stopped by Chop Zuey to pick up the Love Knot Set. It includes the beautiful heart choker necklace shown above as well as a pair of matching earrings that are hidden in my hair. These are easily resizable to fit any avatar. You’ll find this gift where the other Chop Zuey gifts are.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Reva
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Love Knot Set – Slv/Rose (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is free to Join)
Dress – BYRNE – Amanda Jacket & Skirt (January Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Giardini

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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

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Ready to Ring in the New Year

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All decked out.

Prism has me all decked out for the new year. I knew when I saw the new Lanai gift out that it was destined for my New Year’s wardrobe. This gorgeous gown is mesh in all the standard sizes and includes a good quality alpha. You’ll also get two flexi pieces at the base that give it a little frill. It’s perfect for dancing the night away!

The gift is also FREE with you group tag. The group is FREE to join so you won’t spend a dime to look like a fortune 😉

Ring in the New Year!

I decided to ring in the New Year with a little gift from JLZ Fashions. I got my FREE headband as their current group gift. You also get a party horn too! Just don your group tag (the group is free to join) and my New Year headband is yours for 0L. It comes in two versions… with or without sparkles. So you’ll be ready however you want to shine.

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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 – Brielle
New Year’s Headband – JLZ Fashion – New Years Headband with Horn (horn not shown) (Free group gift/0L/Free to join group)
Dress – Prism – Lanai by Journey in Fractal Gown (Free group gift/0L/Free to join group)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – Giardini di Vita Tuscany Village

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Old World Style

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A little old world style.

I’m gearing up for the first of the year, but first I’m enjoying a bit of old world traditions. I found a Christmas gift that is still out that you’ll want to snag before it disappears that made me feel stylish enough to go out and enjoy feeding the birds at a location that reminded me of such pleasures.

The gold is the thing.

This gold dress by Orquidea is mesh with split sides and beautiful detailing. It’s not quite glitter or sequins, but it has enough shimmer to make it beautiful in any setting. Join the group for a tiny 10L and you can pick it up free under the Christmas tree. There was also a regular monthly group gift out that you could pick up as well. It includes all the standard mesh sizes and a good quality alpha for standard bodies.

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In the details.

I stopped by Genre, and like most events right now, you can pick up gifts. The Sn@tch booth had a little bag set out that you could buy for 0L and this classic black cloche hat and these gold spiral earrings were inside… yours as a free gift. They matched my new gown perfectly and I knew I had to take them home. There were lots of other booths with goodies set out for you to pick up for FREE, so it’s well worth the trip. Hurry before you miss the treats!

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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 – Chantal
Hat & Earrings – Sn@tch – Genre Mongols Gift (Free to all gift @ Genre/0L)
Dress – Orquidea – Jessia Open Gown in Gold (Free Christmas Gift/0L/Group is 10L to Join) – hurry, not sure how long it will be out!
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – The Village & BarDeco

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Snowbound

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Wishing you a happy holiday.

With all the festive blog posts everyone else was doing, I had to do one of my own… so I put together this snowbound look that can be yours for a total of just 1L. You’ll only need to make two stops to get it all put together.

The dress.

I picked up this dress from Karla Boutique. It includes the miniskirt, the poncho, and the resizable hat. Just go inside the store and buy the gift for 1L and it is yours!

Sizes included.

For the Skirt:

  • Standard fitmesh sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Venus, Isis, & Freya

For the Poncho: Standard mesh sizes XS – L

A girl always needs shoes.

I picked up these beautiful boots (which I think match my outfit perfectly) from MOoh! at the current round of the Designer’s Circle. This round lasts until January 7th, so you have some time, but who would want to wait when these shoes are Free? Just pay 0L for the box and these beautiful boots are yours!

They are mesh and don’t require any special feet. I found that when I removed my mesh feet they were a perfect fit and looked really nice.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – formerly at Kustom9
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Youth
Dress – Karla Boutique – Karolyn Outfit with Hat (1L Gift to all for Christmas)
Stockings – AviCandy – Lace Back Seam [Pastel Collection]
Boots – MOoh! – Nikita boots (0L/FREE @ the Designer Circle until January 7)

Sim Location – Lost Dream

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Bitter Berries

Bitter BerriesWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! I had so much fun “elfing things up” (as Carson put it) in my last post that I thought I’d give it a second go. I really do love these LODE gachas, and the Orquidea cart at The Wash’s Cart Sale gave me the perfect excuse to wear more of the gacha goodness from LODE. Needless to say I’m excited to share these inexpensive finds with you. Also, if by chance I am not back here before the holidays, I hope each of you has a wonderful winter holiday, no matter what you celebrate! ❤

LODE Bitter Berries 

So once again, I spent more money than I should have playing the gacha machines at LODE. Thankfully they are just 60 lindens per play. The gorgeous headpiece Pru is wearing and the pretty matching ring are both from the Bitter Berries gacha machine at the LODE flagship store. Along with these beautiful accessories, you’ll find additional equally gorgeous pieces to be won. One thing I can honestly say is that I’m never disappointed in the quality and detail in the items I’ve bought at LODE, these are more than worth the 60 lindens.

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As I am certain you’ve noticed, the winter round of The Cart Sale at The Wash has begun and there are some Fabulous finds to be had. I took a stroll through yesterday and picked up several things personally. This beautiful burgundy colored dress is one of several 10 linden items at the Orquidea cart. There is a green version available as well, and I don’t mind telling you I had a hard time deciding which color to share with you. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and also includes a matching beret (not shown).  Along with this pretty wool dress, there are several jewelry and accessory type items at the Orquidea cart.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Berry Crown – *LODE* Bitter Berries Crown – Original – 60L per play

HairElikatira – [e] Minah 2

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin Appliers – Essences – Poppy – Currently @Kustom9

Dress – ORQUIDEA Long Wool Dress – Burgundy – 1oL @The Cart Sale 

Ring – *LODE* Bitter Berries Ring – Original – 60L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat & Le Poppycock

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Snowflakes Are Falling

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Snowflakes are falling.

I found a gift I had to show off to you. Snowflake stockings! These pretty stockings are a FREE Peace on Earth hunt gift from House of Ruby and I just fell in love with the pretty snowflake pattern on the back of the blue stockings. They have a pretty lace trim up around the thigh. For your hunting time, you’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega to suit all your mesh body needs. I took a picture of the back because these babies were too cute not to show off.

A Stop by the Cart Wash!

The back of my dress is just as pretty and is a 10L find at the Winter Cart Wash Sale. I picked up the Eve dress by Aleutia which comes with a texture change hud allowing you to choose between 5 colors for just 10 little linden. That’s a lot of dress for your money. Warning… the dress is a bit sheer. It’s lacy and pretty but if you’re modest, you might want to invest in a pair of panties or a bra to wear under it.

Sizes it comes in: Maitreya, Slink – Hourglass & Physique, TMP.

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To finish off the look.

Chop Zuey has started their 12 Days of Christmas Advent and you don’t want to miss out! There is a member only gift area (one for men and one for women) and a free to all gift area. So three gifts will be set out each day: one group gift for men and one for women and one free to all gift. The group fee is 350L to join, but you’ll be getting a lot of gifts for your join fee, and the creator is generous throughout the year too!

I picked up this texture change Fleur Delique set on Day 5 at Chop Zuey (it was a ladies group gift). Don’t worry, if you miss a day, you can still pick up past days, so if you like this jewelry set go down and pick it up. It came with a texture change hud that allowed for a myriad of color changes for each part of the necklace for so many different options. This one is well worth picking up!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – formerly at Kustom9
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Libby
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Fleur Delique Texture Change Set (Day 5 on the Advent Calendar/Group Required/350 to Join the Group)
Dress – Aleutia – Eve Fatpack (10L at the Cart Wash Sale / Direct TP)
Stockings – House of Ruby – Snowflake Stockings for Her (0L for Peace on Earth Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

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Remembering Pool Halls

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It’s been a while.

It’s been a while since I played pool. I miss those days. There isn’t a pool hall in my little town, and I’d have to drive a long distance to find one now. The atmosphere has changed as well. Pool tables are something you find only in bars where I live. When I was in college you could go to pool halls just to play pool, and they were places that were fairly neutral and welcome to all sorts of people.

I found Warehouse 999 and it made me remember a bit of the old days of pool halls. It’s a club that caters to both military (and non military) music lovers, with a pool table in the background. There’s a lot of quaint memorabilia up and if you like the blues, stop by for a listen.

Grabbing the right outfit.

FA Creations has out a great free December group gift… this Yuki outfit. The jacket includes a texture change hud with 6 possible choices and the outfit is made for both standard or mesh bodies. You’ll get the pants as well as the top and jacket as separates.

In the gift you’ll get sizes to fit:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh Sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Belleza

Top it off.

I needed a finishing touch and found just what I was looking for in the Women Only Hunt 2. I picked up this free mesh rigged metal choker in gold at Secrets. This choker is pretty special in that it doesn’t clip. The mesh rigging lets it move with your neck so there is no issue of it cutting out the side of your neck with your avatar’s ao. I really like that. Plus its really stylish. Perfect for playing pool.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Cassidy
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Necklace – Secrets – Metal Choker for WOH2 (0L for Women Only Hunt 2)
Dress – FA Creations – Yuki Outfit with Texture Change Hud (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Warehouse 999

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Lush

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Just too lush…

Ages ago, a friend of mine teleported me to a sim called Elysion. Membership was required to visit, and he paid the fee of 650 Linden and we walked around a bit, but I didn’t get to do much exploring. I never left the group because of the fee, but I hadn’t been back to the sim because of my busy schedule, despite its promise of a lush adult atmosphere. (Don’t worry, I promise this is a PG-13 post 😉 )

Fantasy cream?

I had just finished up a few stops along the trail of the Fantasy Cream Hunt and had come up with a prize that I was aching to show off. I had found this gorgeous not-quite-necklace — but definitely a come hither neckline apparel showpiece — by EvelineInTheBox which is their prize for the Hunt for just 1L if you find the little cup of cream. The gold interwoven chains are each connected by tiny red beads, and the entire thing is resizable for the perfect fit. I knew that if I could find the perfect dress… I’d be ready to explore that mysterious oasis I now consider Elysion.

Woman with the red dress on.

It turned out that I found what I was looking for at The Beautiful Ones. Right now you can pick up the Sarah group gift there one of two ways. It is out as a FREE group gift (just pay the vendor 1L and your 1L will be immediately refunded to you). The group join fee is a mere 25 Linden. OR if you don’t have a lot of group space, you can pick up this beautiful applier dress with rigged mesh skirt panels for just 10L (no group space required).

Appliers included: System Layers, Omega and TMP

The Sarah dress also comes with a color change hud with 6 color choices. I’m showing you the dress in red (it matched those lovely and delicate red beads on my neck piece I was telling you about), but with 6 color choices, this is a dress that is versatile.

All decked out.

Now that I was all decked out, it was time to make my visit. I found Elysion prepared for winter… and while there were visitors scattered here and there, no one stopped to disturb me. I wandered the paths and eventually ended up upon the terrace of a stone cottage where I took my picture overlooking the pines next to a sheer curtain. Don’t worry, the fireplace is not too far away… I’ll warm up in time to be off to find more freebies.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Cassidy
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – red
Necklace – EvelineInTheBox – Ringed Choker (1L for the Fantasy Cream Hunt)
Dress – The Beautiful Ones – Sarah dress w/appliers (Free Group Gift/0L/25L to Join Group) OR 10L

Sim Location – Elysion

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