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Come gO! With Me

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Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! We’ve made it half way through the week. I hope you’re all doing well. I’m happy to report that I’m quite busy but otherwise fairly fantastic all things considered. I’m also really missing some of our Fab Free family lately. I don’t know what I’d do with my Second Life with out each of you, and my fellow bloggers here at Fab Free. So thanks again and always for being here. Mush and gush aside, I do have some lovely gifts to share with you!

Slip Dress to Impress

Something about this sweet slip dress from gO! must have me feeling sentimental today! It is quite darling on. I love the way it seems billowy when you move while wearing it. This cute dress is the most recent group gift at gO!. You will need to join the gO! group, and wear the group tag to get your FREE gift. Currently the gO! group has a one time join fee of just 50 lindens. The group gift Tamara dress comes in several fitted mesh sizes, and standard mesh with an alpha layer also included.

Mesh Sizes Included: One Standard Mesh size, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya

Amulet

The proverbial icing on the cake for this look would have to be this FREE group gift necklace from Maxi Gossamer. I had a somewhat similar necklace as a teenager, so I was twice excited about this gift when I saw it. The “Gossamer Jewellery” group is FREE to join, so don’t hesitate to pick up this beautiful FREE gift. The Maxi Gossamer gift Tibetan OM Amulet comes in several colors, as well as a long version and a short version. It can also be easily sized with the built in resize scripts. Just touch the necklace to get the menu and options.

Amulet Colors Included: Brass, Jade Green, Jade Red, Ivory (shown), Silver, Turquoise

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Magika [03] Written

Head Applier – Essences – Petra (Catwa) – Currently @Kustom 9

SkinEssences – Medium02

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

NecklaceMaxi Gossamer – MG – Necklace – Sacred Tibetan OM Amulet – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Dress – !gO! Tamara dress – GIFT – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 

*Pose by Kirin

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Before Dawn

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Why. Is. Morning. So. Early?

As you can see…  Even on the best of days I am very much not a morning person.   Most mornings, it is pure luck if I can manage to pour a cup of coffee and return the cream to the fridge instead of the cup cupboard (has truly happened so many times).  He is up at the crack of BEFORE dawn even on the weekend, puttering around in the kitchen doing whatever he does in there (on a positive note, I do smell coffee already made 🙂 ).

The Calm Before…

Pulling the covers over my head, I try to muffle out the sounds of doors creaking, kitchen cupboards slamming, and dishes clanging.  Even the dogs are grumbling and huffing with disdain of the way too early morning activity going on.  Finally I can hear him making his way to the door and I’m thinking to  myself…  “finally. silence.”.  I hear him digging out his shoes, and taking his coat out of the closet and creeping out the back door to the man cave.

The Storm…

As the door shuts behind him, the dog leash hanging on the hook beside the door falls to the ground…  My eyes squeeze shut tight instantly knowing and bracing for what was about to happen.   ALL of the dogs jump up and run around the bedroom six times, wagging and panting, collar jingling and barking with excitement, because that is all the signal they need for “It’s time for a W.A.L.K” (I spell out the word walk to avoid the craziness,  but they have learned to spell it out).  I tried calling for him, but he had already made his way out of earshot.

Sitting on the edge of the bed, I pick up the littlest one before she gets trampled on in the pre-W.A.L.K mayhem, dig up some clothes and head out for what is hopefully a very uneventful walk…  Gooood morning!

Back To Bed In My NEW Group Gift?

With any luck I’ll be able to slip back into my comfy new night shirt for another hour or two of sweet dreams when I get back.  I picked up the Miranda Chemise Group Gift at !gO! as a group gift.  The !gO! group tends to do a handful of gifts a year and on occasion sends out instore credit offers, so the 50L join fee was no issue for me!  I have found it has more than made up for it.

Available Sizes:

  • Standard Fitmesh & Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Truth Gretchen
Night Shirt – !gO! Miranda Chemise Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Leg Warmers – Friday Tillie Warmers (featured @ Collabor88)
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A day at home

A day at home

Homebody

It’s the middle of the week and I’ve put adventuring on hold for a little bit to take a look at all the free gifts and dollarbies that have been collected over the past several days. With events such as the Vintage Gacha Fair and Liaison Collaborative’s Birthday round, not to mention fun hunts such as the Into the Blue Hunt and great deals on the Marketplace, my loot bag has been filled to the brim.  This casual (finally!) look today was pulled from all of the above and here are the details top to toe;

Let your hair down

Today’s hairstyle is called No Diva, a free gift that’s been generously set out by no.match at their Liaison Collaborative booth. While I’ve heard whispers of the no.match brand before (isn’t Carson’s celebrated new do’ from that store?) I’ve not yet had a chance to try out their products. As the old adage goes, there’s no time like the present and suffice to say I was very gleeful when I tried this hairstyle on for size. To be honest, it was really off to a promising start when I saw that the prize prim was labeled as ‘unicorn’ and guessed that I was in for some really wild and special colors. The multicolored shades go hand in hand with the lovely over the shoulder swirl of the No Diva hairstyle. If red and rainbow tones don’t suit your taste, however, the gift package contains a hud which lets you choose from twelve different color sets.  Other contents of the gift package include:

  • No Diva hairstyle in two different sizes
  • Alpha layer
  • Package containing tattoo hairbases for classic avatars
  • Package containing applier hairbases for mesh heads (TMP, Lelutka, Catwa – Jessica, Omega)
  • Face moles tattoo layer

The birthday round of the Liaison Collaborative closes its doors on the 30th of this month so go and snag this sweet hairstyle before then. Also, Serena’s made a lovely post of some of the other free gifts available at the Liaison Collaborative so get your hands on those too!

To the Market(place) we’ll go

Personally, I’ve found that one of the best times to visit the Marketplace is when I’m stalking Lucky Letter boards/chairs/balloons. While attempting to multitask might make me miss my letter or that magical wildcard round, sometimes it’s worth it when you find a store like !gO! which offer up a plenty of varied dollarbies for sale. One of the first of said dollarbies to catch my eye, thanks to its pretty orange shade, was the Nico shirt. This spaghetti strap top is certainly Spring and Summer-ready and comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with two nifty alpha layers to help with the fitting. The alpha layers are split according to size with sizes XXS-M sharing one alpha layer and the L size with a larger one.  As mentioned the !gO! store boasts several different dollarbies so if you love clothing in the Boho or Vintage style, spend some time taking a look around.

Speaking of Vintage

While I’ve talked about Faida’s Vintage Gacha Fair gacha offering in my last post, I thought that the free gift that they’ve kindly put out at their stall deserved a mention as well. I’m always looking for a good pair of pants and the steamy leather pack certainly fit the bill nicely. While capris can be a rather iffy subject (we all have that one style of clothing that’s pretty low on our list right?) for me, I did like how these ended in soft tiered fabric. Not only did it add a nice feminine touch to the outfit, it also provided a dash of patterns (tatarn) to what would have otherwise been an outfit comprised of only solid colors. The steamy leather capris come in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) with an alpha layer also included in the gift package. These capris are one of two gifts at Faida’s stalls and let’s just say the other is really great if you roleplay. The Vintage Gacha Fair ends on the 19th so that means it’s only a couple of days more for you to scoop up gifts and play some great gacha machines.

Hunting for shoes

In lieu of pink sneakers, pretty and well made blue ones will do just fine. When I saw the ad for Madison keds by Wicked on my flickr feed, I knew I had to have them for my growing and growing and growing collection. It was pretty exciting to realize that these sneakers would be available for just 1L for the Into the Blue Hunt and you’ll get not one but two different pairs in the prize package. I’m wearing the jeans version in the picture above and while the shot doesn’t do the pair justice there are pretty scalloped flowers on the body of the sneakers. You don’t need mesh feet to slip into these sneakers as the prize comes along with an alpha layer and shoe base. The Madison keds themselves have a resize scrip in them for easy fitting and permissions are set to copy so you can make backups. The Into the Blue hunt is ending on the 29th of this month so get out your nets and hut out your blue butterflies by then and while you’re at Wicked slap their no group needed mini mania. They have lucky chairs too!

And that’s a wrap. The chores are done and all of the animals look like they’re going behave (for now) all that’s left is convincing Damon over here that Halloween is not for several months. Someone tell him that his puppy face is not enough for people to give him candy out of season; please? Oh and before I leave, here’s a closer look at the Madison keds to give you a better idea of the design on them and a look into the other pair that you’re in store for should you decide to hunt these out at Wicked.

WICKED * Madison - Keds (Cougar & Jeans)

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Daisey (Past Gacha)
Hair – no.match No Diva (0L @ The Liaison Collaborative)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Top – !gO! Nico Shirt (1L on the Marketplace)
Capris – Faida Steamy Leather Pack (0L @ The Vintage Gacha Fair)
Shoes – Wicked Madison keds (1L/Into the Blue Hunt Prize)
Pet – Jian Hall0w-Inu Companion Red (Instore Gacha/50L per pull)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private

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The Unforgiven

Kicked Out

But I Called….

… and told her I was stopping for a beer after work with the guys. And yes, I know it is New Year’s Eve and that we HAD plans. But, you know how it goes… time just got away from me. So, as I walked through the door, she was madder than that bear in The Revenant. She told me to and I quote “Get the @#&* out of MY (thought it was ours) house and don’t come back!”. Yeah, I was a few hours late, but we still had time to make the party. Now I’m sitting here in the cold and contemplating just what I did wrong. I’m glad I grabbed the Hunter Jacket by BRAVURA Boite Noir to keep warm. You can find this as a FREE group gift at the Menstuff Lounge. While I was there I also picked up the JZ For Men Classic Tan Jeans, another FREE group gift to the Menstuff members. The group does cost $50L to join, but with the many great gifts, it makes the joining fee well worth it.

A Reprieve, sort of…

After about an hour of me freezing and sulking for being a bad person and her staring me down out the window with eyes made of dragon fire, she opened the door and told me to come inside and warm up. I told her I was sorry and promised it would never happen again. She simply said “OK”, then pointed towards the chair and said this was where I’d be sleeping tonight. AND I was to keep my “hat” on. I reached up and realized that I had forgotten I had on the Baby I’m Back! Lampshade from !gO!  or even how it got on my head. The lampshade comes with a texture HUD if you want to make sure you match.  So here I am, warming by the fire and slowly realizing that this little incident is not yet over…

Forgiven - sort of

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: BRAVURA Boite Noir – Hunter Jacket @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Pants: Jz for Men – Classic Tan Jeans @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Brown Short Boot Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Hat: !gO!  – Baby I’m Back! Lampshade $55L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Sim: It All Starts With a Smile

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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of ChristmasIt’s almost Christmas Fab Free!! Are you ready? I am never ready. LOL However I look and feel one step closer with an irresistibly cute group gift from !gO!, a FREE skin from Essences, and a winter-y gacha from LODE. I feel like a mythical Christmas spirit or one of Santa’s magical elves. Hopefully with all the Christmas spirit I’ll feel more like wrapping presents and baking goodies later. For now, I’ll get to the details!

LODE Fir Hair Wreath

This gorgeous highly detailed hair wreath is a gacha from LODE. You’ll find this gacha machine to the left as you enter the LODE main store. As with most of the gacha machines at LODE this one is just 60 lindens per play. Not only is this hair wreath gorgeous, it’s also able to be sized with a touch menu. There are several equally beautiful hair accessories to be won, even one with some adorable snowmen!

Essences KittyCats Advent Gift

Essences is participating in the KittyCats Advent Calendar this year. Like all the gifts in the advent calendar, the Essences (Day 16) gift is FREE and there is no need to join a group. You can visit the Essences main store to pick up your FREE gift from the KittyCats advent calendar, it’s on the wall to the right as you enter the shop. The FREE Essences advent gift is this an exclusive version of the Lynn skin. This gift includes a mesh head applier for Catwa, and an Omega applier that will work for mesh heads and bodies in the medium01 tone. The full release of this pretty face will be available soon! Don’t forget to pickup past group gifts while you’re at Essences, and you can of course pick up the current and previous KittyCats Advent Calendar gifts.

Spirit of ChristmasThe above outfit, including the legwarmers is the end-all beat-all of Christmas sweater outfits! This is the most recent group gift (not an advent gift) at !gO!. All group members can pick up this whimsical gift by clicking the gift vendor on the wall behind the desk at the !gO! main store. The outfit is fully mesh and can be worn with or without the legwarmers. In the package you’ll find a specific fit for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Standard mesh sizes. You will need to be in the !gO! in world group for this gift, which has a one time join fee of just 50 lindens. Also, don’t forget to pick up the !gO! advent gift for today, there’s a male advent gift and a female advent gift for each day.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Magika – 04 – Jupiter Crash

Hair Wreath – *LODE* Head Accessory – Fir Tree Wreath [silver] RARE – 60L/play

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head Applier/Body Applier – Essences – Lynn [Kittycats] #M01 – FREE KittyCats Advent Gift 

Outfit – !gO! Olivia Overalls&Leg Warmers – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 

Shoes – Pure Poison – Zipper Boots – Black – Past Group Gacha *Originally Shown Here 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by  Le Poppycock & Standstill

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Baubles & !gOs

AvaGirl & AvaBoy - Baubles Bear Sweater & Ice Skates

Lacing Up the Skates…

I’m going skating, (or at least virtually… It is just too cold to go outside today). And you can too with the FREE Christmas gifts from AvaGirl & AvaBoy. For the men, the gift was Baubles Bear Sweater and Ice Skates w/ animations. Just wear the skates and your walking and running movements make you skate like a pro. There are ladies gifts as well in the AvaGirl store. I also grabbed a pair of Bruce Rolled Mesh Jeans off of the Rispetto Designs cart at the Wash Cart Sale. As with all the other items from the Cart Sale, the jeans were only $10L.

Too Cool for the Ice…

If you’d rather just sit and watch, at least do it comfortably in the Todd Shirt & Jacket which is the Day 18 Male Advent gift from !gO. The jacket can also be worn separately to match your style. Now, if I only had a drink to dip this candy cane in…

 

!gO!- Todd Shirt & Jacket Day 18 Advent Calendar

Carson is wearing…

Hoodie: AvaGirl & AvaBoy – Baubles Bear Sweater – FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT $0L

Footwear: AvaGirl & AvaBoy – Ice Skates w/ animations FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT $0L

Pants: Rispetto Designs – Bruce Rolled Mesh Jeans – @ The Wash Cart Sale $10L

Jacket: !gO – Todd Shirt & Jacket Day 18 Advent Calendar FREE to members$0L/$50L to join

Skin: Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Mabibu Isles

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Holiday Toppers

!gO! Advent Day 8 Male

Adding some holiday flavor

I’m throwing out a quick midweek post to show you the Day 8 Advent gift from !gO!  The Steam Boy Formal Holiday Jacket is perfect for a holiday party with a Victorian flair. All the daily advent gifts are FREE to group members and just $50L to join.

Have yourself a gator little Christmas in the Rajun Cajun Men’s X-Mas Jumper. This group gift is FREE to members and FREE to join. Ladies, there is also a matching female version also available. What’s nipping at my leg? Stupid Christmas gators……

 

Rajun Cajun GGCarson is wearing …

Jumper – Rajun Cajun – Men’s X-Mas Jumper Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Jacket – !gO! Steam Boy Formal Holiday Jacket – Advent Day 8 $0L/$50L to Join group

Skin – Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

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!gO! Pick Up Day 5!

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Hi there!  I am stopping by again today real quick to share news about the time sensitive !gO! Advent prize for day 5 and some sweet holiday flats I came across as a group gift at #EMPIRE  that just went so nicely with it!  There are so many wonderful gifts out there this month that I wish I could just stay here all day and show them, alas.. there is work.. and family and stuff!

Adventing at !gO! – Day 5

Today only, you can slap on your !gO! VIP tag (50L to join) and pick up the Alina Jacket & Top with the Hydrangea add on under the advent tree labelled as Day #5.  You can wear the shirt with the jacket or each piece on it’s own if you like.  There are daily prizes for guys too!!

Adding the shoes…

After I had put on my new jacket, I remembered that #EMPIRE had recently released their group gift for December and they matched perfectly with one of the colours in the texture change HUD.  When you are a VIP at #EMPIRE (499L to join), you can pick up tons of group gifts including the Poinsettia Flats I am wearing today, and also take advantage of their group lucky boards.

Have a great day!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Debra
Jacket – !gO! Alina Jacket & Top + Hydrangea (free group advent / day 5 / 50L to join)
Pants – Maitreya Leather Skinny Pants
Shoes – #EMPIRE Poinsettia (free group gift / 0L / 499L to join)
Puppy – JIAN Lively Lab Chocolate Held Pup (instore gacha)
Pose by Secret Body
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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Adventing We Will !gO!

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Hey Fabulouses! I am stopping by super fast tonight with a quick snapshot and a flash of news to let you know about a cute advent prize I picked up today at !gO!. As this is an advent gift, it is only available today (12/3/16).

Day 3 Advent @ !gO!:

Today only, you can slap on your !gO! VIP tag (50L to join) and pick up the Valentine Collared Coat for free under the tree.  You just have to dig your way through the numbered tags to find #3!  I actually picked these pants up yesterday – as the day 2 advent prize at !gO! and thought I would never need a pair of green and white striped pants, but when I saw this jacket – it all came together and I love the way it looks.

Enjoy your evening and happy adventing!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Feronia
Jacket – !gO! Valentine Coat (free group advent / day 3 / 50L to join)
Pants – !gO! Valentine Pants (was Day 2… no longer available for free)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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Ombre Polka Dots

Polka dotsHey There Fab Free’rs! Welcome back, and thanks for being here. So I want to tell you, I’ve tried my darnedest to get a really cool in world shot of this outfit at various locations around the Second Life grid, and my laptop is just not having it this week! It’s a cranky little thing some days. I really wanted to show off this group gift dress from !gO! paired with the group gift hair from redMint as much as I could. These plain background shots will have to do. Both of these gifts are beautifully unique, hopefully my photos do them enough justice.

Starting with this messy long pony tail hairstyle from redMint, how lovely is this style? I adore the idea of a long messy hairdo, it reminds me of ’90s grunge fashion. I also really do enjoy the hair color of this FREE group gift; the group is FREE to join. The color is a pale grey with hints of blue-green, and purple. It instantly made me think of the “sterling” hair color that has been showing up all over my social media feeds. As per usual with most redMint gifts, this one comes in the color shown only. You’ll find two sizes however.

This ombre orange and purple polka-dotted dress with it’s white collar and cuffed sleeves makes me think of Wednesday Addams, and gorgeous fall sunsets. Once again, !gO! has put out a beautiful gift for their group members. This is the sort of outfit that would be perfect for a Halloween party that you didn’t want to wear a costume to, but still wanted to be festive. The dress comes in body specific sizes as well as standard mesh sizes.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ( r e d ) M i n t > gG 10’16 – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join  

Skin/Head Applier – Essences – Digby

Head/Lipstick – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Dress – !gO! Wednesday dress – Group Gift Version – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat

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