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Shopping in Style

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Phew! I decided to start my holiday shopping early… as in before waiting until Christmas Eve like I usually do. It was cold out so I bundled up and headed out with my purse in hand to check out the local shops. Always shop local I say! I love the deals you can get at the Mom & Pop stores. You just can’t beat hometown pride. I took a moment to rest on a park bench though because I’m looking for the perfect gift for a special friend and I just haven’t found it yet…

Shopping in Style

You can shop in style too! I picked up my coat dress with its matching handbag for free as part of the POE hunt from Glitterati. The dress has a classic look with a great nubbly texture that is very realistic. You’ll get classic mesh sizes XS – L with an alpha layer if you need it. I’m wearing the Maitreya body and had no problem fitting it with a medium and using my alpha system to cover up anything I needed to. It’s stylish and I love the embossed tan leather handbag that you get with it! All for free!

Keeping my Legs Warm

I needed something to keep my legs warm in cold air while I was shopping, so I checked the marketplace and found these beige leggings by Mette’s. They matched perfectly, came in appliers for Maitreya and Omega, and were only 25L! Now that’s a deal! It will leave me plenty of leftover spending money to buy a gift for my special friend.

Well, break’s over! Back to shopping! Have a great day FabFree Readers!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Catwa – Flora
Coat Dress & Handbag – Glitterati – POE 10 Winter Coat (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Leggings – Mette’s – Leggings Dark Tan (25L on the Marketplace)
Boots – Belle Epoque – Boots past gg, no longer available

Sim Location – Baja Norte

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Like a few of the other ladies here at Fab Free, I also had a difficult and emotional weekend. A RL family issue hit me kind of hard, but thankfully Carson passed me the brownies and listened patiently while I had a small meltdown (thanks for listening, bro!). 🙂

Then I decided to pick myself up, throw on my favorite color (pink), do a little “wishful make-upping,” and head outside for a walk in the SL sunshine. I wound up at Small Town Green – it was chilly and snow was still on the ground, but this has always been one of my favorite sims for wandering and taking photos. It’s a bit smaller of a town now than it used to be, although still lovely and definitely worth a visit.

A Really Volcanic Ensemble

When I heard that S@BBiA had put out a new lucky board gift, I hurried over to the store and planted myself in a chair. I only had to wait a short while before an “S” popped up (very unusual!) and I received this fabulous coat, skirt, and sweater ensemble. The outfit only comes in one mesh size, but what’s really nice is that a HUD is included so you can turn on or off any of the pieces. For instance, you could wear the coat and sweater with a pair of jeans, or only the coat, only the skirt and sweater… I’m sure you get the idea! I’m not certain if you need to be a member of the S@BBiA group in order to use the lucky boards since I had my tag on at the time. But the group is free to join, and lots of other gifts are available to pick up, so there is no reason not to join, right?

For accessories, I headed over to the ULTRA Event. There are quite a few nice gifts available at this round, including the gold and amethyst (I think) jewelry I’m wearing by Modish, and this gorgeous handbag by Clef de Peau. You do need to join the ULTRA group in order to grab the gifts, but the group is free to join.

My shoes are by Ingenue, and I love the slightly retro look of them. They were set out a few days ago for Fifty Linden Friday, but as of this publishing, you can still grab them – or a pair in teal – for 50L. They come in sizes for Maitreya and Slink (high) mesh feet.

I’m Wishful Make-Upping!

My skin and makeup are by Amara Beauty for the January Powder Packa brand-new “mystery box” designed specifically for wearers of Catwa mesh heads. While the box itself is definitely not 75L or less, I do feel that it was a very good value, considering all that you get. This month, there were skins, makeups, and eyelashes from 12 different designers, several of which were thoughtful enough to include Omega appliers so you can use the items on heads other than Catwa.

The Julia applier that I’m wearing today included 3 different skin tones with 2 eyebrow colors (or no eyebrows, if you prefer to add your own), 9 eyeshadows, 18 lipsticks, and even included Omega body appliers. I hadn’t worn Amara Beauty skins before, and I have to say that this one is really pretty and a different look for me. I will definitely be checking them out again! 😀

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Julia (exclusive for January Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Loni
Jewelry: Modish Nadine Gem Earrings & Necklace (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Coat/Sweater/Skirt: S@BBiA Chester Coat with Sweater & Skirt (Lucky Board / 0L)
Handbag: Clef de Peau Jane Bag Taupe (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Shoes: Ingenue Tabatha Heels Copper (50L for FLF)
Pose: Adorkable Poses
Location: Small Town Green+Cafe

 

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5000 Thanks yous

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I took a break from organizing and photographing the ginormous Fantasy Gacha Carnival finds to run around a bit… play some lucky boards, catch up on the group gifts.  No luck on the lucky boards but I did find a new handbag at S@bbia on the group board. The bag comes with a color changer for four wardrobe choices. Score!

Now I have a new handbag… I need a new outfit to go with it, right?  I popped over to Prism and found just the thing.  This perfect-for-Fall sweater, skirt and leggings combo is up at Prism as a free 5000 Thank you gift to the Group members! Prism’s Group, it is free to join and the gifts are left up for a generous length of time. You can still grab the multiple sets back in the group gifts area. Plus, Prism has several Hunts running AND has an extensive Discount area.
Hope you Fab Folks are having a great Saturday!

Juli is procrastinating in –

SkinBlacklace Beauty – Lyra
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – Truth Hair – Teddy
Hands & Nails – Slink mesh  Casual Hands and Basic HUD
Outfit – Prism  Thank you 5000 group  ( Free/0L/Group Gift)
HandbagS@bbia – (Free/0L/Group Gift)
ShoesLindy Modern & Retro Shoes 
PoseIOS – Summer Girl – ( Free/0L / Marketplace )
Location – Juli’s Loft


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A Vintage Happy Easter from Sonatta Morales!

Happy Easter from ****8*  Sonatta Morales  *8****!  The woman known for impeccable period clothing has placed this timeless FREE *8* Aprile Dress (mesh) inside one of the several bunnies scattered throughout her store.  Only one bunny contains the dress…so you’ll need to hop along and find out which one it is!  No need to join a group, this dress is FREE for everyone to grab.  I love the beautiful weave on the texture of this dress and it comes with a neck scarf (not shown).
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I’ve finished off this look with this fab pink overtheshoulder sweater, a gacha item at The Chapter Four, from *COCO*.  The *COCO* gacha is 75L per play and I scored my favorite color on the first try!  The bag is from U.one Deluxe PopArt Mode and this particular style is no longer available, however, this store has TONS of  clothing and accessory items from 1L-50L!

Happy shopping and stay Fabulously Free! ❤ ❤

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Xiu is also wearing…

Skin –  –Glam Affair– Aria Skin – Asia – (Previous Gatcha item at the Arcade)
Eyes – IKON Eternal Eyes Black
Hair – TRUTH HAIR – Qopi
Hands & Feet by Slink
Shoes  – Leverocci – Belgravia- $Exodu$ – Sand (available on the Marketplace)
Nail ApplierCh’ Know Nails – Summer Skies (available on the Marketplace)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Sim – MAYFAIR
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{Indyra} Grand Re-opening Group Gifts!

Greetings!

A quickie post to give you a heads up on the {Indyra} Grand Re-Opening! {Indyra} has re-opened with a totally rebuilt shopping area and store…it is gorgeous and, to celebrate, they’ve been giving fabulous group gifts all week!  Unfortunately, I just found out about this today and it is the last day to pick up the FREE group gifts (FREE to join).  So if you want to grab these FREE group gifts, you will need to get there today.  The sim is busy, so you may need to try a few times to get in…but it is so worth it for this stunning non-mesh Solange skirt and top (also comes with a mini skirt option), Marina Totebag (Lagoon), Suha Necklace and Earrings (Blue Curacao) AND the Marina Wedges (Lagoon)!!!  That’s right it is a complete outfit…just make sure you grab all the items in the four vendors in the middle of the store.
Indyra Group Gifts!

Happy shopping and stay Fabulously Free!

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Xiu is also wearing…

Skin –  –Glam Affair– Aria Skin – Asia – (Currently only available as a Gatcha item at the Arcade /100L per try)
Eyes – IKON Eternal Eyes Black
Hair – “”D!va“” Hair “Judy” Onyx
Hands by Slink
Nail Applier Nine Inch Nails – Slink Avatar Enhancement Nails FINGER nailArt3
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Sim – Illumination Library at Luminaux
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