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Fashion Forward

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“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.”

Gianni Versace

Hello again my fab free fam!

How do you decide what to wear?  Do you try to fit in and wear things that other people wear, or approve of, or do you do your own thing?  Do you dress according to mood?  Or maybe you have a system that helps you decide?

Me, I’ve always done my own thing, both in sl and rl.  It hasn’t always been the easiest to deal with (rl!) but I don’t have the ability to be anything but myself.  I’m very VERY bad at faking it.  What you see is what you get folks!  Now, in sl, we have a LOT more fashion choices than in rl.  I mean gosh I could NEVER fit all my sl clothing into my rl closet!  Nor would it all look as stunning on me as it does on my lovely sl avatar.  However, my choices are the same.  As I’ve said before, I feel like a sort of bohemian version of Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), while I was a tomboy most of my life and still mostly am, there is that part of me that lonnnnggggssssss to be girly but isn’t quite sure how to do it!  lol  I lost my mom at an early age and had no other female role models, so I became sort of a guys girl.   Many of my closest rl friends are guys and I find them easier to hang with than other girls, for the most part.  I’m not sure I ever properly learned how to “girl”.  lol  But I digress!  (I go off on side tangents, sorry  lol) My choices in both worlds reflect the bohemian, artsy, PINK-ishness, quirky soul that I am.  I don’t care if its in style, if I love it, I wear it.  Also unicorns.  anything & everything with unicorns.

Respond in comments and tell me what fashion inspires in you and what you love to choose!

As you can see, today I have chosen an adorable complete outfit from Bad Rabbit.  It was a free gift with no group required.  This outfit comes with everything you see here, dress and matching boots.  It has a HUD that gives 5 texture choices for the dress and five matching choices for the boots.  There was a pink choice for it but I chose blue cause I don’t want y’all to get crazy at me!  lol!

The dress comes in:

  • Tonic – Minimizer, Fine, Curvy
  • Star
  • Hourglass
  • Signature
  • Maitreya & Maitreya Petite
  • Kupra – Low, Original, Bimbo
  • Ebpdy – Classic, Curvy
  • Belleza – Isis, Freya
  • Altamura

The boots come in:

  • Physique
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • Isis
  • Freya

Since this got to be a rather long-ish post (!!), I shall wrap up here and see you next time lovelies, when I show you a great look for a casual night out!

Cheers to us saving the world, one outfit at a time,

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Stylin’ in…

Clothes

Outfit– Bad Rabbit– Quatty– (Free gift – no group required)
Hair – Stealthic– Mayhem– Blondes
Necklace– Sorumin– Vintage Rose Choker (yes, same area as Bad Rabbit!)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  Velour – Annya – Pearl
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha

Photo taken at Backdrop Central

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After Work Gift Run

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I just got in from a long day at work and had to figure my way home through snow up to my waist. I thought it would be a good day to create something nice and sunny and go for a shirtless run through the city to work up a sweat. Also to show everyone out there my first FabFree post. As the newest member of the team I have to be on my A-game and keep up with all of the amazing bloggers on this site.

First off, Kartel is currently featuring this amazing Fat Pack of shorts via a gift from joining the L’Homme Magazine group which can lead you to many other free gifts. . These Mechanical shorts come with Multiple colors for the shorts themselves as well as the strap material. They come in sizes for Geralt, Gianni, Jake and Legacy. You can pick them up as well as join the L’Homme group at the following location.

Next are these awesome socks and shoes by Semller. The basic sock pack is free and comes fit for Males in Jake, Gianni and Legacy as well as multiple female fits. The great thing about these socks is that they come with a style and color Hud in which you can change the socks from slouchy or short to calf high as well as the color. Certain areas of the socks can be alpha’d to fit many different shoe brands. This brings me to shoes. This is a fat pack of shoes that you can get by joining the group for only 30L. These shoes come in both Male and Female sizes just as the socks above. The best part is they are completely customizable with a color and glow Hud to suit your tastes for the moment. You can pick up both the Socks and the Shoes at the Semller & Hiemal Main Stores.

Shorts Sizes Included

  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Legacy

Socks and Shoes Sizes Included

  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Legacy
  • (Female Sizes included also)

Thanks everyone and I hope you enjoy my first post with more to come.

 Damien.

Damien is wearing…

Clothes

Kartel-Denis Mechanical Shorts ( L’Homme group) (free group gift/L’Homme group is free to join)
Semller- Basic Socks Vol 1  (free gift/no group join required)
Semller- Megalodeon Sneakers Fat Pack. (free group gift/gift is 30L to join)

Body:


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Spellcaster

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I call to you great spirit of water
summon the serpent and make his power mine
I bow to the winds and the power of fire
Bring to me, my hearts desire!
Abracadabra, I will create as I speak!

Hey fab gang!

A little bit of magic for your Valentine’s day.  Did you know the word abracadabra is a very powerful word, even though it gets tossed around frivolously (there’s a word I don’t get to use often enough!).  Yup.  It is Arabic for “I will create as I speak”.   This cute outfit from Ewa Boutique made me feel very tribal and magical, so I thought it was time for a wee bit of spell casting!  What keeps popping into my head though are Ursula’s (the sea witch from The Little Mermaid) spell…. “come winds of the Caspian sea!”  Not sure why!  lol

This outfit is a Fab Free gift so wear your tag and head to Ewa’s to scoop it up!  It fits:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

That goes for the whole outfit, top, skirt and shoes!  It also comes with a HUD that has five sets of colors to choose from.  Of course you can always be a rebel and mix and match!  I love the colors and combinations!

Time to whip up a new spell to find more inspiring goodies!  Until next time!

Incense & peppermints!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Stylin’ in…

Clothes

Outfit– Ewa Boutique – Havaiana – (Fab Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – No.Match– No Hush– Blondes
Necklace– Chop Zuey– Sweetheart Choker

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  Amara Beauty– Holly – (Free group gift/ Group is free to join)
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha

Props – Ali & Ego – River Dragon #4

Photo taken at Backdrop Central

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Walking on Air!

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Hey fab fam!

I’ve been thinking (and that is always dangerous!), wouldn’t it be odd (and sometimes disconcerting…and sometimes really cool!) if we could do the things we can do in second life, in real life?  Like… change your hair, your face, your body…on a whim!  Wicked cool.  Possibly even wickeder cooler… teleporting!  With my partner and best friend on the opposite side of the rl planet, that is something we both wish for!  I know some people would like the ability to fly.  I am not one of those people.  lol  This chickie is chicken and does NOT fancy heights!

Now, on the flip side of all that comes the disconcerting….

One time when I was a noob I came home and everything was gone, my house, all my belongings, everything.  It would not be fun to lose everything you own, plus your house in real life!  You get home and OMG where’s my house???  It was here when I left!  OK, so another scenario… you get dressed, go out and you can see your clothes but no one else can.  !!!!!!  You turn into a red cloud!  You walk off a platform and fall down through the sky.  Or you live on a platform in the sky and sometimes people fly by.  Or now with mesh bodies, other people see you as a weird mix of body parts floating around and clothes floating around.  Awkward!!!  One last one…. imagine going to the store in rl and having to wait for everything to rez cause all you see is grey!  That’s one issue I’m glad not to have!  lol

In second life we can be anything we want to, go anyplace we want to (mostly!), it can be like a waking dream.  Just like real life, it can get expensive!  Thank goodness for the fab free blog where you can find amazing free and low priced goodies for your second life!  On that note… here’s the next one for you!

My outfit today is a super cute group gift from Loud Rebel Design.  Their group is free to join.  I felt so cute wearing it that it had me walking on air!  Or very nearly walking on air.  There are several trends right now I am finding super cute and jumpsuits is one of them.   So thanks to LRD for this group gift!

This jumpsuit fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Stay safe and reach for the stars fab fam!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Stylin’ in…

Clothes

Jumpsuit– Loud Rebel Design (LRD) – Kaisa Teal – (Free Group Gift/Group is free to join)
Hair – TKW– Dale– Blondes
Necklace– Divah Style– Jewelry Bella

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  Amara Beauty– Holly – (Free group gift/ Group is free to join)
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha

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Sparkle and Shine!

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Hey fab gang!

I’ve got one more for you from Shop & Hop Valentine’s edition, mainly because I couldn’t resist sharing with you this absolutely *stunning* gown from Son!a-Edge.  I truly feel like royalty when I wear this, sort of an ethereal kind of queen!  This dress literally reflects the light and has some magic of it’s own that gives it a sort of iridescent glimmer (I won’t spoil those little extras here for you, you will have to go get one of your own!  But I will spill the beans and say it comes with a materials HUD!)  The photo above is straight out of sl, no filters (just some film grain, and a crop!) at all, so this is seeing the dress do it’s own thing!  Here’s another photo, closer up so you can see some of the details:

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Again, you can see the sun reflecting on the right hand side of the dress.  well, sl sun, you know.  lol  And you do have to have your graphics set to advanced lighting, but so well worth it.  Stunning stunning stunning!!  Again, only film grain and cropping for this pic, no filters, nothing fancy done by me.  The dress stands for itself!

Now let me stop drooling for a moment and give you the specifics!  This dress is a free gift at Shop & Hop (runs until 2.17), no group necessary!  It fits the following sizes:

  • Freya Perky
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Petite

I think with this I have found my outfit for any Valentine’s day dancing I may get to do.  😉  It will look amazing in those couples pics!

Stay safe and magical gang!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Stylin’ in…

Clothes

Dress– Son!a-Edge at Shop & Hop – Athena-sparkle Lilac (Free Gift, No group join required)
Hair – Argrace – KOTO – Blondes
Choker – Supernatural – Gwen Choker

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  Beaumore – Eva
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha

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Oh Where Oh Where has Cupid Gone?

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Hey fab gang!

I’ve been all over the grid recently helping to look for cupid in the Where’s Cupid Hunt. This is a 1L hunt and runs until Feb 14. While I didn’t actually *find* cupid (there’s still time!), I did find some awesome hunt gifts and have a sneak peek at three of them for you!

Too Sassy for You!

Blasphemic has this cute top in my photo above waiting for you in the hunt.  The saying on the shirt “Too Sassy for you!” resonated with me, brat that I am.  It’s got a pattern of open rips in the back and you can pair it nicely with jeans, short, skirt, anything.  I paired it with these jeans and ready to go! It comes in one size, fitted mesh and I’m wearing it over Maitreya in the picture.  I had no issues.

Never Stop Dreaming

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This absolutely adorable dress is made by Tazz for Indigenous.  It comes with a HUD giving you a choice of ten gorgeous colors that really pop!  It is definitely a dreamworthy dress!

The dress comes in:

  • Altamura
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Ebody Classic
  • Ebody Curvy
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

Lastly but Definitely not Least!

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Lastly I have for you, two hunt prizes.  First this adorable outfit from Ari-Pari, love the springtime colors!  It comes with a HUD that gives you six texture/color choices for each of the top and bottom.

It comes in

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

The cute Valentine-y backdrop is also a hunt prize, it’s from NinaX.  It’s low prim and very pretty.

til next time gang, stay safe!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Wearing…

Blasphemic Outfit (pic 1):

Clothes

Top– Blasphemic Valentine’s Collection #4 (Where’s Cupid Hunt Gift 1L)
Jeans– Pink Cream Pie – Lacey Jeans (Unicorn Midnight)
Necklace -Broken Princess – Summer Gypsy Set
Sunglasses  – Deep Static – (Valentine Glasses) – (Free Gift at Shop & Hop/No Group Join Required)
Hair – Wasabi – Laura

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Sasha
Head Applier –  WOW – Kiara Milk
Eyes– Lelutka

Indigenous Outfit (pic 2):

Clothes

Dress– Indigenuous – Sweetheart Dress (Where’s Cupid Hunt Gift 1L)
Hair – Exile – Breathing You In – Blondes

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Sasha
Head Applier –  Lelutka – Sasha
Eyes– Lelutka

Ari-Pari Outfit (pic 3):

Clothes

Outfit – Ari-Pari – Libby Outfit (Where’s Cupid Hunt Gift 1L)
Necklace– Sweet Thing – Starshine Melty Moon (Strawberry)
Hair – Exile – Blink– Blondes

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Sasha
Head Applier – Lelutka – Sasha
Eyes– Lelutka

Backdrop – NinaX – Neon Hearts (Where’s Cupid Hunt Gift 1L)


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Get Your Sexy On!

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Hey there fab fam!

Hope you are all doing well as we roll on into February!

What kind of clothing makes you feel sexy?  There are sooooo many ways to feel sexy.  You can’t go by what everyone else does to feel sexy cause we all got our own brand of sexy, ya know what I mean?  Embrace your sexy, ladies!  Even if its offbeat. Usually my sexy is a sort of geeky nerdy bohemian sexy cause that’s me.  I always say I’m sort of a bohemian version of Elle Woods, or I aspire to be.  She is such a confident extrovert.  Whereas I… am a dorky, awkward introvert.  LOL  But people that have known me for ages don’t think I am an introvert.  Cause once I am comfortable with someone, well, all hell will break loose.  😛

But I digress!

Where were we?  Oh yes, sexy.  lol   (Like what was the point of this post again???  lol  Someone give me one of those V8 bops on my forehead huh!  Remember those?)

AMUI is being oh so generous to us, she has a $250L Gift Card available until February 15 so that we can all spoil ourselves for Valentine’s.  It’s free to group members (Group fee is only 25L) and half price ($125L) to non group members.  She has a wonderful variety of styles to choose from so you absolutely cannot go wrong.  I love her shop.  With my gift card I scooped this sexy velvet evening dress.  I chose this yummy purple but it comes with a HUD that gives you five gorgeous color choices.  The velvet, the bare-shoulder-ish-ness and the slit make me feel sexy!

It comes in these sizes:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • HourGlass
  • Physique
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Voluptuous

While you are happily shopping at AMUI, you will notice a section of gorgeous jewelry by Lazuri, there is a free gift there, no group necessary, so grab that too!  It comes with earrings (not shown) and the necklace I am wearing, which just so happens to go mahvellously with my dress.  🙂  There are some really beautiful pieces there, I may have to go back for a bit more shopping…  🙂

Pups and kittens my friends!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– AMUI– Velvet Dress (Bought with 250L Group gift Card/Group fee $25L)
Necklace– Lazuri– Cocoa Island SE Violets Necklace 2-stn (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)
Hair – elikatira– Nadia– Blondes
Shoes – Pure Poison – Isahara Sandals

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Sasha
Head Applier –  Beaumore – Eva’
Eyes– Lelutka


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Let it Snow!

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Hey beauties!

Now, I’m a big kid, as you know.  I’m also a Disney girl, heck I even worked at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  Thats my happy place.  Another thing, I relate to Elsa, from Frozen.  Very much so.  (But I aspire to be Rapunzel from Tangled).  So, when I saw this Ice Princess dress at Antaya, well.  It was a no-brainer, a must have!!!  Visions of cosplay in my blog post dancing though my mind gleefully!  Even better, this was one of her group gifts she has out (Group is 50L to join).  Oh happy day!!!

The dress comes in Maitreya size.

As a side note, as I sit writing this to y’all, I’m waiting for a big winter storm to hit, so by the time its done, a couple of days from now, we will have about a foot and a half of snow.  Blowing, never ending snow.  Might be an excuse to watch Frozen, Frozen 2 and the little short films (like I need an excuse!!!!  lol) and sip some hot chocolate with vodka.  I may be a Florida girl but I know how to have fun in a Nor’easter!  What are your favorite things to do during a big snow storm?

Meanwhile, dinner is just about done so let me wrap this up for now, until next time my friends!

Don’t let the frostbite bite!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Antaya– Ice Princess Gown (Free Group gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Hair– Catwa – Elsa
Choker – Avec Toi – Flake Choker
Magic Snow– Celeste – Magic snowflake – held

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa – Magy
Head Applier –  WOW Skins – Samara – Milk

 


Walking in a Winter Wonderland

winter_006Just Tara and I and a mug of hot chocolate taking a stroll through the snow at dusk.  Tara loves the snow.  Me, not so much.  I get cold very quickly so I do much prefer sl snow.  I do however, *always* love a nice yummy steaming cup of hot chocolate!  I don’t drink coffee at all, and only enjoy herbal tea when the mood strikes me, but being the big kid I am, nothing warms me like a chocolate-y mug of goodness!

I got this cozy jacket and scarf combo at Vips Creations, it’s a group gift and her group is only 2L to join!  The scarf is separate from the jacket and so you can wear it without the scarf if you so choose!  She has numerous group gifts available.

The jacket and scarf come in:

  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Venus

The boots are a group gift from HH (Hilly Haalan), the group is free to join and they have an entire room of group gifts for you to grab!  The boots come in:

  • Freya
  • HourGlass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

Til next time, stay warm y’all!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Wearing…

Clothes

Coat & Scarf– VIP Creations (Group gift/Group is 2L to join)
Boots– Hilly Haalan– Janet Tassel Boots (Group gift/Group is free to join)
Hair – YumYum – 47B – Beige
Ring– Poeme (via Free Dove) – Rock Gems Ring (Suzy) (Free)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Lilly
Head Applier – Temizi Skins – Cady – Honey
Eyes– LAQ – Gaya eyes in green

Mug – e.marie– Hangry Gacha – Tall Mug Pink

 

 


A Quiet Moment

Quiet MomentHello lovelies!

Hope everyone is doing well!  Sl and Rl have been keeping me extra busy the last few days and so I needed some quiet time at my little sl home.  Tara and I spent some time on the sunny porch just watching the clouds go by.  It was just what I needed!  Now that I am all rejuvenated, let me share with you what I wore during my relaxing time with Tee (my nickname for Tara).

This outfit made me feel sooo happy, I love that the colors just remind me of springtime.

This adorable dress came from Limited Addiction.  I found it on marketplace for just 1L.  It has a HUD with 5 gorgeous ombré colors!  It comes in:

  • Freya
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

The boots are a group gift from Passion, the group is free to join and they have a whole pile of group gifts for you to scoop up!  They have a HUD with 6 colors and come in:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Here’s hoping you get some snuggly winter time with your furry babies, give them big hugs and kisses from me!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Limited Addiction – Miley Dress (1L on Marketplace)
Boots – Passion – Chloe Boots – (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to join)
Choker – Sweet Thing – Betsey Choker (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)
Hair – Emo tions – Vera

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –LAQ – Leia
Head Applier –  LAQ – Neve
Eyes– LAQ – Gaya eyes in green