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Bad Hair Day

BAD

That Airborne Jet Lag Feeling…

Heya gang! I’m glad to be back after my excursion into that zone called Real Life for a family event… (That place isn’t what it’s cracked up to be… js)  It was a whirlwind trip but I’m so happy to be back home surrounded by all the things I love (dog included).  And I’m glad to be back and get all pixelly with you all, playing at all the things I love, including skateboarding.  I have several group gifts to show you and and an actual purchase *gasp* to show off today, so let’s get at it. I found several group gifts at Costarlos , but chose the Andy T-Shirt as my choice today. It looks casual and fun and perfect for grabbing some air. The group is FREE to join and the board of gifts available are FREE to members.

Panting and Out of Breath…

I found out that the TopGun Aviator Sunglasses I picked up at the Cosmopolitan Advent last month is also a FREE Group Gift at A&D Clothing . This makes me so happy because I love wearing these and can adjust the lens transparency with the included HUD. This group is also FREE to join. While I was at A&D Clothing I carved over ( totally surprised they let me skateboard in the store) to the Costner Pants display and thought those would be comfortable for a day grinding on the sidewalks. The Costner Pants set me back $199L,  but I was happy to part with my lindens. They also come in other colors or can be bought as a fatpack.

Retreading it…

I’m also wearing a FREE group gift from Vale Koer. The Vasiforms with Color Change HUD, that I have previously shown [HERE], is still available and is so versatile that you will want to keep these in your footwear closet.

Hair today, Gone tomorrow….

I know you’re thinking that I must have been bursting not being able to blog for a few days (by the length of this post) and you’d be right. Before I left, my big sister Serena bullied me told me that I needed to step out of my 4 year old comfort zone and explore new hair, if not for me, then as a service to you all, the readers. She said hair has come a long way in 4 years and to embrace the mesh. Love even mentioned that my old hair looked “blocky” and “like a helmet”  (I preferred the term “chunky”). I relented and went hair shopping. My mission was to find hair that was so similar to my old hair that the ladies would have a hard time telling the difference. I achieved that goal by stopping by ARGRACE and picking up one of their many FREE Subscriber Gifts. the Minato Hair is what I was looking for when I set out to update my hair. I plan on finding similar but different hair styles in the future to get a hair rotation going (can’t let the girls have all the fun).

Poking at Bad Unicorns…

Finally, (ikr?) My skateboard and backdrop both come from the same place. By joining the group for FREE at Bad Unicorn,  you can get both the Skateboard (that comes with an AO) and the B.A.D Backdrop for FREE. Now I’m off to Top Gun with the bros and impress the hos.  Later, dudes!

 

ARgrace Hair A&D TopGun Shades


Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Costarlos – Andy T-Shirt  Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Pants: A&D Clothing –  Costner Mesh Beige Pants $199L
Accessories: A&D Clothing – TopGun Retro Glasses Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Footwear: Vale Koer – Vasiforms with Color Change HUD Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Hair: ARGRACE – Minato Hair  Subscriber gift FREE $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Prop: Bad Unicorn B.A.D. Backdrop Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Prop: Bad Unicorn Skateboard w/ AO Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join

Sim: Private Skateboarding Park – AKA Carson’s roof

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Top Shelf

Lounging

Something worth celebrating.

Paisley Daisy has a beautiful January group gift out for the ladies… a purple celebration suit! And I couldn’t pass it up. This one piece dress suit in all the standard sizes (with an excellent alpha layer if you’re still using your system body) is pure magic. It is highly detailed and the texture is amazing, with a shimmer and glimmer that is simply unique and beautiful. The Paisley Daisy group fee is 100L, but you’ll get amazing monthly group gifts just like this one to add to your wardrobe, making it well worth the Linden in my opinion.

What’s on the shelf?

I decided to do a little decorating this morning and was pleased to make away with a free shelf from Cwtch! They have out their Calon Lan Shelf & Decor (it’s all one piece) free for FabFree group members. Just wear your FabFree group tag and pick up this lovely gift.

The shelf is only 4 prim total and includes everything you see in the picture. My head is hiding the two of the lovely picture frames (there are 3 total) that allow you to add your own textures/pictures to them just by dragging and dropping pictures from your inventory to the frame. It was easy peasy! This lovely shelf will be a welcome (free) addition to your home!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Cassidy
Suit – Paisley Daisy – Alexandria Purple Celebration Suit (Free group gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)

The Stuff…

Chair – :CP: – Cherie Lounge Chair Rainbow Stag PG Version (December 2016 Advent Gift)
Shelf – Cwtch – Calon Lan Shelf & Decor (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 1/20/2017 – PoshTale

PoshTale
Hello There Fab Free’rs! Thanks for coming by. It’s been a long Friday so I am happy to end the day on a positive note and tell you about another of the Fabulous Fab Free Designers, PoshTale. This quaint shop is decorated with a little bit of renaissance flair that lends its self to the modern fantasy style of clothing you’ll find in the shop. There are even a pair of handsome suits of armor at the entrance. Most items are ladies mesh clothing, though you’ll find some applier clothing as well. I also came across one or two mens items. PoshTale describes their own style as fantasy fashion, and I think that holds true for most of the items, however many of the styles are modern enough to be worn in an every day setting.

At the landing point pictured above, you’ll find three cutely packaged group gifts sitting on the counter. The PoshTale is FREE to join, making these gifts completely FREE as well. You’ll also see an ad for a FREE gift available at the Womens Stuff Lounge. Just click the photo and you’ll be given a landmark to the Womens Stuff Lounge where you can pick up the gift PoshTale has there.
PoshTale Boards & Gifts
There are also several other opportunities for FREE gifts at PoshTale. Of course my personal favorite of which is the Fab Free exclusive group gift. Yes, I know I am biased, however this FREE gift is quite lovely. It was previously blogged by Kathryn here. You will of course need to wear your Fab Free tag to collect this gift. Just above the Fab Free gift at PoshTale you’ll find a Midnight Madness board. Also present is the usual wall of information showcasing the store affiliations. Finally you’ll not want to miss the lucky boards. There are four lucky boards just around the side of the front counter. Whether you’re looking for something for role play or want a little whimsy in your wardrobe, PoshTale is the shop for you!


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Water Cooler Break

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Busy working… sort of.

It was a busy day at the office and I needed a quick break so I stopped by the water cooler. I managed to get in a little social networking while I was there as well… like talking about my latest outfit find at Prism. I hunted down this 1L Winter Blows Hunt gift in no time flat to add to my wardrobe just the other day and it is perfect for a day at the office. My colleagues agreed.

What you get.

The outfit is one piece mesh, belt included, and comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a good alpha layer if you are still rocking your system bod. I paired it with a pair of black boots for a complete look, but you could always go with heels. For 1L and some hunting time, this dress is a steal.

Back to work for me… break time is over!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Dangerous
Outfit – Prism – Wynona Cable Knit Dress (1L for the Winter Blows Hunt)

Sim Location – Furillen

Astrids Signature


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Some Things are Better Left Unsaid

ALB NEW YEARs EVE suit 2016 & shoes & fur & cap by AnaLee Balut

I feel like I could run away…

Swanky event… Soft music… Dancing slow and close together… Dressed in style… one too many drinks from the top shelf…

The words come out of your mouth before you have a chance to think about what you just said. You can hear the imaginary needle scratching across the vinyl  record as everything slows to a screeching halt.  The long awkward silence that follows… She recovers from your revelation with the grace and dignity that she is so well known for, but you just can’t hide the embarrassment on your face. You excuse yourself for some fresh air. You wonder to yourself how you could have been so imprudent as to let your true feelings known…

I’m dealing with a force that’s so strong…

While I’m out here coping with this awkward situation, let me tell you about my latest group gift find from ALB Dream Fashion. The FREE New Years Eve Suit 2016 is a stylish white suit that comes with some great and unusual accessories. Included in this package are a pair of White Mesh Shoes and a resizable cap (if you have unruly hair like me). It also comes with a fur stole to keep your shoulders warm on those chilly winter nights.

She comes outside, takes your hand, places a soft kiss on your lips, then whispers in your ear … ” Let’s go back inside where it’s warm…”

Carson is wearing…

Formalwear: ALB Dream Fashion – New Years Eve suit 2016 w/ shoes, fur & cap by AnaLee Balut GROUP GIFT FREE $oL/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Heavenly Groove

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Telephone 

Modulus - Riano Jacket

I call you one the telephone…

Some days are just crazy, the phone doesn’t stop ringing, the emails are plentiful and the texts are nonstop.  But,  even though my days seem crazy I make sure to take time to communicate with those around me that matter, even if it’s just something silly to let them know I’m thinking of them.

 But you’re never home…

As I was touring the Ultra Event, (happening between now and February 15th)  I came across a FREE gift at the Modulus display. The brown Riano Jacket is FREE for members of the Ultra Event Group. The group is FREE to join, do there’s really not an excuse to grab it up.

I gotta get a message to you…

I’m all about wearing winter scarves, so I’m still wearing the FREE scarf I received from (red)sand as part of the free group gift for reaching 5000 members that I previously showed [HERE].  Hold on, I have another call… “Hello… What? Ok, Ok , I’ll stop and pick up milk on the way home…”

 Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Modulus – Riano Brown Jacket @ Ultra Event  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to Join
Accessories: (red)sand – 5000 members male scarf Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to Join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Pose: PosESion

Sim: Private

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A Fab Free Breakfast Club

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Hello Again Fab Free’rs! There are a few more days left to pick up the many FREE gifts available at the Anniversary round of Designer Showcase, so I chose a few more to share with you. I also couldn’t help but notice all the 80s and 90s movie nostalgia on the blog. I like it! Finally, did not go unnoticed that Carson claimed the role of Fab Free Black Sheep. That made me smile, and chuckle a little. To quote the best of all the John Hughes movies, the truth is “… that each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal…” or perhaps in some instances a black sheep.

A Dress for a Princess & a Basket Case…

This mixed floral and animal print dress is the FREE Designer Showcase gift from Kendrasy Creations. No matter if you’re a princess, a brain, an athlete, a basket case, or perhaps even a criminal, this dress is perfect for a night out. The dress comes in body-specific mesh sizes for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, eBody, Belleza Isis, Belleza Freya, and Belleza Venus. I must admit, I do feel like a sassy princess in this dress. As with all the gifts at the Designer Showcase, you’ll need to join the Designer Showcase group to pick up this FREE gift. The Designer Showcase group is FREE to join.
Princess

… and the Jewelry to Match 

Yet another FREE gift at the Designer Showcase Anniversary round is this gorgeous jewelry set from Moondance Boutqiue. The necklace in the photo comes with a matching pair of dangle earrings. In addition the set can be resized and recolored with the scripted touch menu. This means the jewelry will match virtually any outfit whether you’re the princess or the basket case, or like me and a little bit of both! Don’t forget to wear that Designer Showcase group tag to get your gifts.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – Exile::Give and Take: 6. Grayscale

Skin – Essences – Digby

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Jewelry – Moondance Boutique Nancy Jewelry Set – FREE Group Gift/Designer Showcase Group FREE to Join

Dress – Kendrasy Creations – Zebra Rose – FREE Group Gift/Designer Showcase Group FREE to Join

Body – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Stood Up

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Stood up.

He said we had a date, and I was all decked out. Dressed to the nines. Fit to kill. You know how it goes. You find just the gown at ALB that can’t be passed up, especially since it’s free. I opted out of the full skirt and kept it simple, going only for the slinky white part with the draping back and the low cut neckline and then I waited at the door but he never showed up. It’s a good thing the dress didn’t cost me anything… or I might have more in the way of revenge than just petty aggravation on my mind.

Of course if you have an upcoming date, you can get this dress too… and it comes in all the right sizes: fitmesh XS – XL as well as Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP.

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Pairing things up.

I had a flair for dramatics. (So does he… I’m sure he’ll have some excuse.) So I added this jewelry from Lazuri to my dress. It’s the current group gift out. I’m showing you the necklace and cuff bracelets, but there were also rings and earrings too. They are even color change, with a choice of silver or gold metal and an ability to change the color of the pearls as well. Lazuri frequently sets out large sets of color change gifts, so though the group fee is 250L, it means a lot of jewelry for your group fee.

I wonder if he’ll show up late to pay the ticket for the bottle of wine I ordered…

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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 – Truth – Guiliana
Jewelry – Lazuri – Prana Necklace and Prana Cuff Bracelets (Free Group gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress & Shoes – ALB – Shani gown NYEve & heels (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

Astrids Signature


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She’s Like the Wind

(red)sand _5000 members gif male coat and scarf

Just a Fool to Believe…

I’ve had ’80’s movie soundtracks playing in my head all weekend…. (Thanks, Pru and Love   >.< ) And Dirty Dancing is one of my “compromise chick flick movies”.  I don’t mind cuddling up, watching Jennifer Grey (big time ’80’s crush) and singing along to the music. You can’t help but like this movie because we all know you don’t put Baby in the corner.

…I have Anything She Needs

Today’s gift is from (red)sand. For reaching 5000 members, they are celebrating by giving the members this FREE Coat and Scarf set. The mesh coat comes in the standard sizes XS-XL  and the scarf can be adjusted to get that perfect fit. the (red)sand group is FREE to join. Find the gift in the crate on the bottom shelf under the red slink sign. There’s also a special gift for the women!

 

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: (red)sand – 5000 members male coat and scarf Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Heavenly Groove
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Say Anything

Say Anything

 In your eyes, I am complete…

After seeing Pru getting Footloose and Love Dirty Dancing, I thought I’d play along with my take on Lloyd Dobler from one of the best movies of the 1980’s, Say Anything. This well known iconic pose of Lloyd holding his boombox (yeah, had one back in the day) above his head, belting out Peter Gabriel’s  In Your Eyes is one of movie’s most recognizable scenes. Lloyd found David’s Black Coat as the FREE prize on the Midnight Mania Board at Tiar.  He also picked up the FREE Group Gift Men’s Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee by Cold Ash at their display at the Men Only District

When I want to run away, I drive off in my car…

I followed Pru and also played the gacha at [Since1975] and was lucky enough to get the rare BoomBox/C on my first try. (/me cracks his knuckles) My car, a Ferrari, (much better than Lloyd’s car in the movie) is a FREE gift at Sinsity Race Track. Take a spin around the track. It only takes 10 minutes.

♫ But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are… ♫

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Cold Ash – Mens Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee –  @ Men Only District  Group Gift FREE $0L
Outerwear:  Tiar  – David`s Black Coat  Midnight Mania Board  FREE $0L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Prop: Boombox:  [Since1975]  – BoomBox/C Shoulder (Rare) – in store gacha, 75L per play

Prop: Ferrari: Sinsity Race Track  Free Gift $0L

Pose: WetCat

Sim: Sinsity
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