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Reach for the Stars

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I felt your eyes upon me and a stirring in my Soul
I watched the current rise and tide turn for another shore…
A river finds it’s ocean, the light brings darkness to its knees
All that we’ve forgotten and all that we were meant to be…
We are like stars, stars in the sky
The darker this night, the brighter we will shine.

Stars – David Newman

Hey Fab Fam!

A little bit of lyrics from one of my favorite songs.  I’ve been in a funk the last week or so, though I am such an introvert, the pandemic is starting to affect me as well.  It’s a tough feeling to explain, like everything, even things I love to do, right now they all just feel like… meh.  You know?  So many friends I talk to are also feeling this way.  Picture dementors closing in, like there is nothing happy in the world, that’s the feeling.  Perhaps I just need a big old pile of chocolate.  (not like I need an excuse for that  lol)  But since I am trying to be good and *not* eat a pile of chocolate, I try to focus on some positive music, songs that just envelop me in love like a big hug, and of course…. keep reaching for the stars!

So for anyone else who is feeling this way, lets all just close in for a big virtual group hug!  Virtual group hug=no covid so we can have as many as we want and need.  Come on, scooch in… don’t be shy… everyone gather round, ok, ready!  BIG GROUP HUG annnnnnnnd SQUEEZE!!!!!!  Ahhhhh doesn’t that feel better?  You are not alone!  Yeah I need to remember this too.

So today gang, as I reach for those stars (Thanks to Fluffy Stuff for providing us with little pastel twinkly stars for our in world), I’m looking fashionable in this very pretty free group gift from Look at Me.  Group is free to join as well which makes this top and pants absolutely free!  This outfit comes in:

  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Keep reaching for those stars fab fam, if we collect enough we can create brighter days!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is stylin’ in…

Clothes

Outfit– Look at Me– pink soul (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – Stealthic– Intrepid– Blondes

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  WOW Skins– Rose Lel Skin
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha
Nails – Maitreya

Stars – Fluffy Stuff – Glowy Stars

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Sunshine and Seashells

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Hey fab fam!

Oh boy!  Few things get me as excited as the thought of sunnier, warmer weather, so this new Fab Free gift from MOoH! has got me super excited!  I even headed off to the beach for a bit of fantasy time and dreaming I was on vacay!  Ahhhhh, the sight, sound and smells of the ocean.  Bliss!  Not to mention how super adorbs this bikini is, oh my gosh!!!!!

It not only comes in the pattern I am wearing (duh.  lol) plus it has a HUD with a total of ten ultra cute and cheery patterns!  I didn’t know *which* to pick!  It fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Classic
  • Legacy & Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Why wait until summer when you can enjoy the beach in world *right now* and wearing this cute “kini!  Covid be damned!  We can take our vacations anyway!  Ha!  and with MOoH!‘s help, we are gonna look hella cute while doing it!

That’s not all!  See the awesome shell necklace?  That’s a group gift from ANTAYA(Group is only 50L to join and they have a wall of gorgeous group gifts!  Including one of my favorites that I previously blogged here.)  It too comes with a HUD so you can match it right up, choosing from 6 shell colors and three chain colors!  As I like to say, you can’t beat that with a stick!!  😀

Until next time fabbies!

Stay sunny!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Stylin’ in…

Clothes

Bikini– MOoH!– Nicci Bikini  (Free Gift for Members of Fabulously Free in SL Group/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – Stealthic– Mayhem– Blondes
Necklace– ANTAYA – Shell Necklace (Group Gift/group fee 50L)

Body 

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

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More Love Themed Goodies!

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Hey there fab fam!

Back today with an adorable love themed spring dress from DeVita.  Like Aline, I believe love themed items can be rocked the entire year!  Never mind that pink and purple and magenta are some of my favorite colors!  So who needs an excuse!  It’s like the “You can’t wear white after Labor day”, you know where that stems from?  It is from back in Victorian times and that applied because what color you wore showed whether you were married or single.  So unless you are looking for a Victorian suitor, I don’t think that really applies anymore, even though some people try to make it stick and sound like they know something.  I say bah!  If it makes you feel good, wear it whenever you want!  Life is short!  Live and enjoy!

Anyhoo…. This dress is a free group gift and the group costs just 5L to join!  It comes in

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Happy shopping!!!

See you all next time when I bring you a gorgeous dress you can get in a hunt!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Stylin’ in…

Clothes

Dress– DeVita– Yulia Dress (Free Group Gift/ Group is 5L to Join)
Headpiece – me. Jewelry- Flower me headpiece boho/R
Hair – Stealthic– Mayhem– Blondes

Body 

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

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Girl’s Night Out

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Hey fab fam!

Hope you are staying toasty in all the snow that seems to be nearly everywhere right now!  (except Florida, where I wish I was.  lol)

Since I am watching it snow I thought it a good time to have a nice sl night out, I brought my sweet shih tzu Tara with me (she is named after a real life shih tzu I had and lost a few years ago and still dearly miss, but real life Tara (aka Miss Tee) was black and white), while she and I are both introverts, we love a little adventure, so off we go!

I found this adorable sweater at Poeme.  It is their group gift for February/March and their group is only 1L to join!  The pants are by WellMade and I found those over at the Free Dove, and they were well… free! (Natch!)  Aline has also highlighted them here.  They really are a great pair of pants and you can’t beat the price!

The sweater comes in:

  • TMP
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Fitmesh – xs-xl

The pants come in:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

They also come with a HUD that lets you choose between black or red.  All things perfect for a casual/dressy-ish night out with my Tara girl.

Until next time fam, when I share with you a really cute new dress for spring!

Keep on, keepin’ on!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Stylin’ in…

Clothes

Outfit– Poeme – Poetic Romance Sweater  (Free Group Gift/ Group is 1L to Join)
Pants – WellMade via Free Dove – Sara Pants (Previously Blogged HERE)
Hair – Stealthic– Intrepid– Blondes
Necklace– Earthstones – Lara Set – Sunshine Gold
Shoes – VRW – Ankle Chunky Boots (Marketplace)

Purse – Jumo – Allure Clutch Black

Body 

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

Photo taken at Backdrop Central

Shih Tzu  – The Rezz Room

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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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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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Hop to it and Shop!

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Hey fab gang!

The Shop & Hop Valentine edition is going strong, as you know from Aline’s amazing post.  There is so much wonderful-ness there we Fab Free Sisters hardly know what to choose (which means you should really REALLY check it out!).  There are gifts galore and the sales!  I can’t even begin to list all the amazing deals you can grab there, and the designers have gone above and beyond!  It runs until February 17.

Now speaking of gifts, I scooped up this entire outfit at Masoom.  The dress is a Shop & Hop gift (it’s freeno group required, just show up!) and the matching gloves are a group gift (Free to join!).  I love the details and I am mad crazy insane over the gloves!

The dress fits:

  • Freya
  • Kupra
  • Perky
  • Petite
  • Lara
  • Legacy

The gloves fit:

  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Kupra
  • Lara
  • Legacy

Until next time gang, Stay safe and warm!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Masoom at Shop & Hop(Free Gift, No group join required)
Gloves – Masoom at Shop & Hop(Free Group Gift/ Group is free to join)
Hair – Sintiklia – Mamela – Lt Blondes
Choker – Rawr! – Om Choker

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  Amara BeautyHolly Group Gift (group is free to join)
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha

 


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)


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