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Summer is Coming

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Summer is coming!!  Are you ready for it?

I found some excellent summer wardrobe staples to help you build your summer inventory up with –  that you can pick up for free, check out the details below:

First of all…

You are going to need a good pair of shades, so head over to the Rebel Gal display at this round of FaMESHed and pick up their free FaMESHed group gift because they are a sweet pair of sunglasses that come with a texture change HUD and materials options.

Next Up – Marketplace For The Top!

This one is super easy because you won’t even have to TP anywhere!  Just open up a browser to this marketplace link to find the Summer is Coming Top by Beautiful Dirty Rich for FREE!  This top comes in several mesh sizes and includes a texture change HUD with several floral and solid options.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS-L Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy

Last, but certainly not least –

These awesome denim emrboidered shorts are the May group gift at Graffitiwear with a 5L group join.

Sizes Included:

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

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Hair – Argrace Saki

Shirt – Beautiful Dirty Rich Summer is Coming (free / 0L / marketplace)
Shorts – Graffitiwear Gift Shorts (free group gift / 0L / 5L to join)
Sunglasses – Rebel Gal California Sunglasses (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L/ free to join)

Sim – Strawberry Lake

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Not Goodbye, but Thank You

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Not Goodbye, but Thank You…

I looked long and hard for the right quote to begin this post and the only one I could find that was fitting was this:

“This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.”

To all of you Fabulous readers, to my FabFree team… to those who gave me hunt tips… and to my hunting partner-in-crime Damian, “Thank you” for what would have been three glorious years of blogging coming up this next month.

I Do have to say Farewell for now, however, and so this will be a parting post. If only for a while. Real life has intruded in the form of some health issues and I have to take some time to focus on myself. I will still take some pictures and keep up my Flickr as time allows with my partner-in-crime and hunting buddy that you all have read about now and then and who I am finally giving a name to… my beloved Damian.

And now… the gifts:

This beautiful green dress is one of many free gifts at the anniversary round of We  ❤ RP right now. Don’t worry if you can’t get in right away, as it’s going on all month. You’ll find this dress at the Entice booth. “Be My Wench” comes in sizes to fit TMP, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, and a Fitmesh.  There is also an alpha included.

Zoom in…

If you zoom in on my hands in the picture you’ll notice my nails… errr claws. I couldn’t resist these Maitreya exclusive claws in black for Maitreya Bento Hands. They are by Meva and move with your Bento animations. They are gorgeous! These are also free at We ❤ RP. Pick them up while you have the chance!

Jewelry anyone?

I am a lover of pretty baubles and my jewelry is free this month too. Just slap the subscriber at Graffitiwear and you’ll get this Sunstone set which includes the necklace, earrings and a ring. The entire set matches perfectly and goes well with the Be My Wench Dress.

And Fameshed!

Love showed you some great gifts from Fameshed in her post [here]. I had gone and checked out the booths and just like We ❤ RP, it is their anniversary round and there are glorious free gifts to be had. If you stop by the Elikatira booth, clicking the gift box with your free Fameshed group active will give you a gift box with three hairs inside! Each is a fatpack of essential colors. I’m showing off Maren in the picture above.

Last but not least…

… my swarm of butterflies (and the tiny little butterfly hair piece which is separate from the swarm) are also a free gift at Fameshed. Just pick them up from the Wasabi Pills vendor, unpack and wear! The hairpiece is perfect for a pretty addition to any hair and the swarm is perfect for photographs.

At last…

One last word… thank you to all of you for everything. I’ve enjoyed every picture, every kind word, every blog post, every reader tip and comment. You are all wonderful. Thank you for being part of my adventure with FabFree. I hope to see you all again when my real life allows!  ❤ Astrid ~

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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 Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Elikatira – Maren (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Butterflies – Wasabi Pills – Butterflies headpiece and swarm (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Jewelry – Graffitiwear – Sunstone Necklace & Earrings (Free Subscriber Gift for May)
Claws – Meva – Mira Claws Black (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – Entice – Be My Wench Forest (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Cherry Blossom

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A Little Light Reading

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The weather has been a little crazy where I live lately – cold in the mornings and hot in the afternoons. For me… the temperature change is just plain uncomfortable and impossible to dress to go outside for. So I’d much rather stay inside and curl up with a good book. Right now, my guilty pleasure is a Laurell K. Hamilton novel… shhh don’t tell anyone, but I love the Anita Blake series!

Yup, I’m getting old.

And that means I need reading glasses. Luckily, AstroidBox has me covered with some extremely stylish ones that are absolutely free. These silver framed beauties will only cost you a group space and they are aptly named “serpent” frames as they have a snake on the sides. The detailing is terrific and they are also resizable. I love, love, love these! Pick them up while you have the chance!

An unexpected surprise.

I stopped by Crom to pick up the latest group gift and was surprised by a special promo. There are three free to all gifts out that you can buy for 0L. I am wearing one of them, the Elizabeth White shirt, in the picture above. Pick up all three of these gifts before they disappear. No group required. If you want the group gift, you can nab that too. The Crom group is free to join. I also slapped the subscriber while I was there and was rewarded with a pretty free dress just for subscribing! Lots of gifts, one stop!

Gift Shirt Sizes Available:

  • Fitmesh XS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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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 Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Exile – Friday Morning
Glasses – AsteroidBox – Basic Metal Serpent Frames (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Shirt – Crom – Elizabeth White (Free to all/0L)
Pants – Purplemoon – Just Jeans Black

Sim Location – Sol Existence

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Spring Baby-Doll

Spring Baby-Doll

In nature, babies are plentiful in spring. In fashion – it’s baby-doll dresses!  In my blog entry I am showing off a FREE dress and a group gift hairstyle that are both perfect for spring ;).

Where to get this sweet little dress…

At GothiCatz in the first row of the women’s section you’ll find the newly released Chun Dresses and right next to it, you’ll find the Guava colour priced at 0L for all to enjoy!  The sign says it is a limited time offer, so act quickly if you’d like to partake!

Sizes Included:

  • XS-L Mesh Sizes + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • eBody
  • Ocacin

And the hair!

This cute little updo is called Carmen and is available as a group gift at MINA in this VIP exclusive shade of blonde.  It includes a HUD that allows you to wear bangs or take them off and comes in fitted and non-fitted versions.  The MINA group is 200L to join – well worth it in my opinion with tons of other group gifts available as well.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Tattoo – Carol G Just Love Tattoo
Hair – MINA Carmen (free group gift / 0L / 200L to join)

Dress – GothiCatz Chun Guava (free / 0L)

Pose by Mila
Sim – Isle of May

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Just Fabulous…

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There are days when it would be *fabulous* to be anywhere but here. We all know how it goes. We want to pack up our bags and head somewhere else… maybe the beach or maybe the big city. I have a trip planned later in the summer that I know I’m really looking forward to myself! It will be *fabulous* to just get away from it all!

Speaking of Fabulous…

… isn’t this FabFree group gift from JellyRoll just fabulous? Yes! I mean the hoodie in my picture above. It’s the newest free Fabfree group gift from JellyRoll. As always the FabFree group remains free to join so this gift won’t cost you a single linden. Just hop on down to JellyRoll and pick it up.

Hoodie Sizes:

  • Classic XS – XL
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • Hourglass & Physique
  • Freya, Isis, & Venus

While You’re There…

While you’re at JellyRoll, be sure to check out the other merchandise. Currently there is a 50% off sale running since the store just moved to it’s new location. The sale ends May 1st, so be sure to hurry. I snagged the Weekender Jeans in the picture for just 49L and the colorchange Betty Peeptoes for just 65L! You don’t want to miss out on the great prices in the store. Lots of fatpacks of clothes are well under 200L for tons of colors of items and many single items are under 100L.

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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 Exotic
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – elikatira – Hossana
Shirt – JellyRoll – Fabulous Hoodie for FabFree (Free Fabfree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Pants – JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans (49L for the 50% off Sale)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes (65L for the 50% off Sale)

Sim Location – Strawberry Lake

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Club Wear in Two Stops and 3 Linden

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Love was mentioning how she moved from the big city to a small town when she was young and brave. I grew up on a farm… it didn’t even qualify as a small town… and when I went off to college, I moved away to the city. I remember going to clubs and bars for the first time just to play pool because back home, the closest town nearest me didn’t allow women into the pool hall (yes it was that old fashioned!). So when I got to the city I was so excited to go and just play pool at all the hang out joints! I’d dress up for a night on the town and head out, buy a diet pepsi and play pool. It was great fun!

The perfect outfit.

This outfit I’ve put together is perfect for club wear and will only cost you 3 Linden total and a little bit of hunting time. You’ll also only have to make 2 stops to get the dress, shoes, and hair!

First, make a pit stop at Barbed Wire Kisses. They are participating in two great hunts right now. For 1L as part of the Cute and Curvy Hunt, you can hunt down a lolly pop and pick up my cute little two piece outfit. The dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • Hourglass & Physique
  • Freya & Isis

While you’re at Barbed Wire Kisses, be sure to hunt down the globe for the World Tour Hunt and buy it for 2L. You’ll get the shoes in the picture above that are almost a perfect match for the Cute and Curvy outfit! These heels come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet.

New Hair too!

Take a last stop to Desmonia and you’ll be all set. The hair I’m wearing in the picture comes in a full fatpack of colors and currently the group is free to join. But HURRY! This is a limited time offer and the group is set to go back to a join fee any time now. You don’t want to miss out!

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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 – Desmonia – Pattie Hair Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join) – hurry, not sure how long the group will be free to join!
Dress – Barbed Wire Kisses – CCH Sil Outfit (1L for the Cute and Curvy Hunt)
Shoes – Barbed Wire Kisses – Wair Shoes (2L for the World Tour Hunt – Europe Path)

Sim Location – Urban Paradise

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Blue and Baubles

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Hello Fabulouses! I’m stopping by to blog a couple of pretty finds that I’m sure you’ll want to add to your wardrobe.

Pick up a pretty dress.

I often blog things from Vision simply because they are such good quality. This newest group gift is no exception. You can pick it up with the free to join store group or the VIP group either one. So the dress is completely free. It includes a color change hud for 22 color choices as well as separate color choices for the panties. You’ll also get a top in the box completely separate so you can wear that without the skirt.

This fits the following bodies:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Freya & Isis

Baubles!

I picked up my pretty blue gem bracelets at Chop Zuey. These are in the “free to all” section and you can just buy them for 0L. If you want the matching necklace and earrings you can pick those up too, but you’ll need to be part of the group. The group is 350L to join, but you’ll get a plethora of regular gifts to make it worth your while.

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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 – Truth – Candy
Bracelets – Chop Zuey – Summer Solstice Cuff Gld/Blu/Gm Bracelet (Free to All Gift)
Dress – Vision – Annie Dress (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – Pantheon

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You Make Me Happy, When Skies Are Grey

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Hello there FabFree! I have a bit of a crazy day today, but I wanted to stop by here real quick and tell you about a sweet little gift that brought such a smile to my face!

You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine

At Cae, when you join their free inworld group you gain access to the many free group gifts on the VIP shelf, including the latest addition – The Sunshine Necklace.  I tried to get my photo in as close as I could so that you could see the tag that reads “You are my sunshine”.  This necklace comes in both short and long versions and includes a HUD that allows for three metal options and 15 gemstone colours.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Hair – Stealthic  Passion

Necklace – CAE Sunshine Necklace (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

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Floral Cotton Party Animal

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This is where you’ll find me on Friday night!  All curled up in the corner of the sectional nest in something super comfy binge watching Netflix!  I am such a party animal…  Oh well – at least I’ll be cute!

So Glitzy, It Has 2 ZZs!

I picked up this comfy cotton bodysuit in a floral print as a free group gift for joining the Glitzz inworld group!  This group was free to join, and there is actually a whole shelf of lingerie type group gifts to pick up.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Hourglass
  • eBody Curvy

*** Note:  There are two groups to join at Glitz – make sure you join the free group to pick up this gift, not the paid group.  Thanks Jacob for pointing that out!

Need Some Matching Floral Fingernails?

Alaskametro is participating in the Spring Flair Event and are offering up some cute floral / metallic nail appliers called Spring Fling nail art appliers for just 75L.   Includes appliers for Slink and Omega (materials), plus manicure and pedicure for Maitreya. Maitreya version includes mixed options.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Nail Appliers – Alaskametro Spring Fling Nail Art (75L @ Spring Flair)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Runaway Cinderella

Bodysuit – Glittz Cotton Bodysuit – Floral Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Leg Warmers – Friday Marnie Warmers

Pose by Lyrium
Sim – Private
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Speaking of Fae…

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Not long ago, I visited the Redeux event and showed off one of the free gifts I picked up in a post [here]. I’ve been unpacking boxes ever since. There are so many gifts that it seems I’ll be unpacking boxes for months! Luckily I managed to narrow down my findings to a few special ones to share with you. It’s not secret that I love roleplay and fantasy looks, so I was excited to put together a roleplay look for you. I helped it along with a group gift from a special store that you’ll want to pick up.

So versatile…

I stopped by Silvan Moon Designs to pick up the April Gift and discovered that the gift this month is really versatile. This little dress is a casual style that you could wear as a Boho dress if you were out-of-character, or you could doll it up with accessories to make a fae as I have done, or it has just enough of a traveler feel to create a gypsy. There are so many possibilities! The Silvan Moon Designs group has a one-time join fee of 500L, but you will get a quality gift each month to more than make up for the fee. This dress comes in sizes to fit Maitreya, Slink Original, and Slink Hourglass bodies.

Speaking of Fae…

So you know I revisited Redeux. I picked up my wings from Poet’s Heart. They are a beautiful pearlized shade of purple, draped in pearls. They include a color change hud for the pearls too! This is a free gift with your Redeux tag, and the Redeux gift is free to join.

What else?

What else did I get? I also nabbed some stone textures. A package of 18 really terrific ones to be exact. To get these, stop by the Timeless textures booth at Redeux and pick up the free gift there. You can see an example of one of the great looking textures behind me in these pictures.

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Oh and one more thing…

I LOVE this necklace by Steelhead Outfitters. It fits perfectly and is another free gift from Redeux. This is another one of those gifts that is perfect for roleplay or everyday wear either one. It also includes a color change hud that allows you to change the color of the cord and the circular pendant both separately for lots of versatility! And don’t forget that it’s 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 – Magika – Dreamy
Wings – Poet’s Heart – Silvermoon Wings Quest (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Necklace – Steelhead Outfitters – Chakra Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Staff – May’s Soul – La Parca Staff RARE – old gacha item
Dress – Silvan Moon Designs – Rohanna of the Moors Dress Set Anemone (Free Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join)
Boots – The White Armory – Cheema D’ali Boots Set Brown

Background Texture – Timeless Textures – 18 Seamless Underground Light Timeless Textures Est 2/07 (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)

Sim Location – Private

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