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Come Into My Parlor

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Take a seat in my parlor dear… never mind the chair. It won’t bite… though I might…

A black widow… in several sizes

Isn’t this Black Widow chair adorable?! And it’s perfect for Halloween! Or any Gothic theme! Better yet it was only 1L as part of the Bump in the Night Hunt and once you find the crow at Little to Large (or you can pay 25L at the sign if you don’t want to hunt) you get several size chairs as a bonus! You’ll get the chair for full size avatars as shown, petite avatars and tinies as well! How cool is that!

It’s also only 2 prim and has several very nice sitting animations.

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A new hair

KoKoLoReS has their October group gift hair out and it is a pretty and chic stylish short do. The group is 250L to join, but the creator very generously puts out a new hairstyle (with a fatpack of colors) every single month for us gift hunters to pick up. You can count on a new hairstyle every month!

Some lingerie!

I found some lingerie (and a wall of past group gifts) at a new-to-me store called Bijou. This sexy black and red lingerie is perfect for the Halloween holiday… and for afterward too. The group is free to join, making the gift free too! Best yet, it accommodates all the popular mesh bodies!

Lingerie Sizes Available:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu – Bad Girl
Lipstick Applier – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa in red
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Mills (Free Group Gift/Group is 250 to Join)
Lingerie – Bijou – Naughty Halloween (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

And Stuff…

Chair – Little 2 Large – Bela Collection Black Widow Spider  Chair (1L for the Bump in the Night Hunt)

Sim Location – Private Location

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What’s Lurking in My Bedroom?!

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I’m just relaxing on my new furniture courtesy of StoraxTree and the Horror Hunt. At first glance, this 1L prize is just an innocent 4 prim bedroom set (all one piece when you set it down and with lots of great details)… but it has five  poses total, four of which are rather creepy (see below!) This bedroom set will make a neat (temporary?) Halloween addition to your home if you are into decorating and for just 1L

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More Hunting

I also hunted down this Gothika Red Straps Dress at Moonstar. I really love the color and detailing and it’s a perfect fit. It comes in all the sizes you could need and all you’ll need to spend is a little time hunting as part of the Horror Romantic Hunt and 1 little Linden!

Sizes Available:

  • Fitmesh XS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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New Heels

My last hunt find was also 1L and part of the Horror Romantic Hunt. I fell in love with these Italian Nights heels from Loordes of London. They fit Slink high feet and are a dream and match the dress from Moonstar perfectly. Pick these up for a little hunting time (they are super easy to find) and 1L!

Happy H(a)unting!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Lilibeth
Dress – Moonstar – Gothika Red Straps Dress and Necklace
Shoes – Loordes of London – Italian Nights

Furniture – StoraxTree – Scary Bedroom w/ Poses (1L for the Horror Hunt)

Sim Location – Private Location

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She’s a Little Runaway

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“No one heard a single word you said
They should have seen it in your eyes
What was going around your head”

“Oh, she’s a little runaway
Daddy’s girl learned fast
All those things he couldn’t say
Ooh, she’s a little runaway”

I captured this picture and thought… now this is the outfit I would like to runaway in! And who knows, maybe you would like to runaway in it too! Of course it would be great for a date night or just casual wear, but if not… runaway, runaway!

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Autumn Gift

It’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here! Paisley Daisy put out their autumn group gift to celebrate. The group join fee is just 50L and the creator puts out a monthly gift to make it worth joining. I love this sweet chocolate dress that is this month’s gift! It comes in several sizes to fit mesh bodies, including regular fitmesh sizes XS – XL, plus Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza sizes.

New Hair!

Like clockwork, KoKoLoReS has set out their monthly group gift, proving once again that their join fee is worth it. This month is the pretty gift hair called “Jin” which I am wearing in the picture above. It includes a hud of natural colors as well. It’s a flirty style and would work well for casual days and flirty nights, and it fit my catwa head without any adjusting.

Well I’m off! I still feel like running away for the day! Who knows what adventures I will get into… but I can’t wait to find out! Happy shopping and gift hunting!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Jin (Free Group Gift/Group is 250 to Join)
Dress – Paisley Daisy – Sweet St. Chocolate Dress (Free Group Gift/ Group is 50L to Join)

Sim Location – Elysium City of Templemore

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Paradise and Leaves

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Baby Monkey goodies

Baby Monkey was the main inspiration for my look today, as I picked up three great gifts from there. Two were store group gifts, and one was the latest FabFree group gift, offered exclusively for FabFree group members.

Sunglasses!

Pru has been showing off some amazing sunglasses in her posts here and here and so when I saw that Baby Monkey had out a cool pair of shades as one of their group gifts (the group is only 20L to join) I was hooked! I had to get in on the deal. These Paradise Sunnies have a cool set of palm trees on the lenses which reminded me summer here as the last of the season will fade into fall.

Shoes too!

The other really terrific group gift from Baby Monkey was these Connor Floral pumps. You get heels to fit TMP, Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet, plus a texture change hud with 12 colors for the shoe and 4 colors for the heel. That’s a lot of shoe!

And… the leaves!

I also picked up the Baby Monkey FabFree group gift which is completely free with your Fabfree group tag. Just don that tag and touch the vendor and you’ll get your tucked leaf top for free. It comes in a variety of mesh sizes including:

Shirt sizes included:

  • Standard mesh XXS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Top it off with hair!

As usual, KoKoLoReS remembers us with a monthly group gift of beautiful hair! This month is Lilibeth and comes with a texture change hud of natural colors. I like the pretty over the shoulder style and the braid at the crown. It looks both dressy and casual at the same time. There is a one-time join fee of 250L for the group, but the creator is excellent about setting out a monthly gift for members, making this a group worth joining.

Enjoy your gift “shopping”!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Lilibeth (Free Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join)
Sunglasses – Baby Monkey – Paradise Sunnies (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Top – Baby Monkey – Tucked Top Leaf Knit (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans –  JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans
Shoes – Baby Monkey – Connor Floral Pumps (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)

Sim Location – Gulf of Lune

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Coming Up Roses

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Everything is coming up roses! And I found the perfect dress for a casual dance, complete with mesh gloves, so I won’t get pricked with pesky thorns should I happen to be offered a rose to hold!

Bento Gloves are in!

Purplemoon Creations has out a beautiful new group gift, complete with necklace, earrings, and Bento compatible gloves!

Gloves available with this outfit:

  • Fitted Bento gloves
  • Slink Bento gloves
  • Maitreya Bento Gloves

If that weren’t enough, the dress comes in all the popular mesh body sizes as well!

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Put some dancing shoes on, this is a gift you won’t want to miss out on. There is a small group join fee of 50L for the Purplemoon Creations Store group, but the creator is generous with gifts and promotions, making this fee one that is definitely worthwhile. Teleport down and pick up this beautiful gift while it’s available!

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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 – KoKoLoReS – Kit
Outfit –Purplemoon Creations – Alala Outfit B&W Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Leila Spumps

Sim Location – The Grande Persian Ballroom

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New to Me!

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New to me!

I found this great little shop called Alien Gizmo. It must have been around for a while because there was a little wall of group gifts with some awesome dresses and tops and outfits all free for the taking with your free Alien Gizmo group tag. I picked up the December group gift called Geri, but there were lots of recent group gifts that were just as nice! You’ll be trying on new things for a while if you’ve not been to this shop before.

Geri comes with a color change hud for several really cute styles to suit your tastes (I’ve included the vendor advertisement at the end of this blog to show you the other colors), and I love the unique cut-out design of the top that makes this mini-dress uber sexy! It also comes in a variety of mesh sizes to fit all your mesh body needs!

Sizes included:

  • Standard Mesh Sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

New Hair!

KoKoLoReS has out a new group gift for July! Hoorah! Just on schedule and as always, KoKoLoReS delivers, making their one-time join fee of 250L worth every penny. Like clockwork, the creator has put out a new group gift for the month. I’m sporting “Haylee” in the picture above, which is the group gift hair for July. You’ll get this un-rigged (meaning you can adjust it to fit your head) mesh hair with a hud of natural colors to fit your needs. You won’t want to miss this one.

If you haven’t already joined the group, why not start with this month! Then you’ll be ready to go for the next group gift when it comes out in August!

Happy shopping and gift hunting everyone!

NOT MY ARTWORK Geri Dress GROUPGIFT

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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 – KoKoLoReS – Haylee VIP July2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress – Alien Gizmo – Geri Dress (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Envy Isle

Astrids Signature


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le 4 Juillet

le 4 Juillet

Growing up, one of my favorite classes in high school was French, and I had an amazing French teacher who was French-born. We would celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th, and my French teacher was always great about recognizing both the 4th of July as well as Bastille day, and we would have celebrations for both as she would teach us the importance of both holidays and how they were similar and how they were different. I admired her a lot.

I thought of her today as I stopped on my gift rounds and put together my outfit. I thought of her as I thought about the importance of fighting for human rights, freedom, and things we believe in. She was an inspiration to me. So this post is for her… my le 4 Juillet!

Pick up your heels!

Graffitiwear put out two really terrific gifts for the month of July, so pick up your heels and get down to the store to pick them up! If you are already a subscriber member, you should have received the free July Subscriber gift, which is this great set of Strappy Blue heels. They come in a box that includes heels to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet, as well as a pair that says “Map” that I’m not familiar with. If you’re not a subscriber, just slab that board and the heels will be delivered to you!

A new dress!

My new dress is the July group gift. Just wear your Graffitiwear group tag and pick up this July dress which is perfect for any July celebration.

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

New hair too!

I’ve been showing you some of the great gifts from the Hair Fair here and here, and I’m back again with another great style. I love this edgy look from KoKoLoReS called “Sniper.” I think it’s super sexy, and it’s not only free but it comes in a fatpack of colors too!

Again I went to the cam area and shopped from there, using the trick that I told you about in my post here to be able to select things from long distances. I picked up this style and was thrilled!

Happy cam shopping at the Hair Fair! There are so many wonderful gifts to be had!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – red
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Sniper (0L @ The Hair Fair)
Neck Bow – Grumble – Red Neck Bow
Dress – Graffitiwear – 2017 July Dress VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Shoes – Graffitiwear – 2017 July Subscriber Gift Blue Strappy Sandals (Free Subscriber Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

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In Repose

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“These vapors, with their leaden, golden, iron, bronzèd glows,
Where the hurricane, the waterspout, thunder, and hell repose,
Muttering hoarse dreams of destined harms,–
‘Tis [he] who hangs their multitude amid the skiey deep,
As a warrior that suspendeth from the roof-tree of his keep […]”
— from “A Sunset” by Victor Hugo

Sunset.

I have a potted garden in real life that I tend, and I sit outside surrounded by the flowers and herbs almost every evening as the sun sets. When I passed the NSP Florals Cart at the Cart Wash, I was taken in by the dresses… particularly the blue flowered smock that I have chosen to show off. It reminded me of my evening sunsets among my flowers… mostly yellow petunias and a wide range of potted herbs such as spearmint, chives, oregano, cilantro, etc.

I love the high neckline, the detailed flowered texture, and the softly ruffled skirt that make this dress perfect for summer evenings. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a quality alpha layer, and is sure to become a favorite of yours too for only 10L. The NSP Florals Cart sports this dress in 12 different colors for you to choose from, so if blue is not to your liking, you’re bound to find something that is.

Behind the ears.

I’m a little late in showing it off, but I’m glad I didn’t forget to stop by KoKoLoReS for the monthly group gift! Be sure to stop by the main-store before June is over to pick it up. This month’s gift called “Kit” is a beautiful long and behind the ears style that has a summery and demure feel to it. It comes with a hud of natural colors to suit your needs. The group join is a one time fee of 250L, but KoKoLoReS is excellent about giving a monthly gift on schedule, usually with a range of natural colors with each gift, making the fee well worth your lindens.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Kit VIP gift June 2017 (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 250 to Join)
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Dress – NSP Florals – Rosie Sleeveless Dress – Singles V7 (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Livalle – Classico Zipper Heels in Navy

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

Astrids Signature


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We Could Be Royals

We Could Be Royals

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II may be my 10th cousin (twice removed), but I certainly don’t expect to be invited to the Palace for tea anytime soon.

Or ever.

But that certainly won’t keep me from having a royal fantasy in SL, especially when I can find such amazingly “luxe” items as these for free! 😀

Let Me Live That Fantasy

I started my royal fantasy with this gorgeous gown that I picked up as a free group gift at the ULTRA Event. Designed by Snowpaws, this silky dress comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L with an alpha layer. It has the big bow you see here on the front, as well as a petite bow and flexi-attachment-train in the back that goes swish-swish when you walk (not literally, of course). Both are detachable if you’d prefer a sleek, sexy look.

Head over to the ULTRA Event and join the free group to pick up ALL the gifts before the event closes on February 15th. More Fab Free posts about ULTRA:

 

We Could Be Royals

I’m In Love With Being Queen

Love and I were definitely on the same wavelength today because I also stopped by The Free Dove. I was looking for some jewelry to go with my gown and ran across this delicate pearl set called “Your Majesty” by new-to-me designer ~TEMPESTUOUS~.

But what really caught my eye was the matching free crown. A FREE CROWN! Who doesn’t need one of those, am I right? I, for one, absolutely needed one, for no reason other that it’s a crown. And free. And… hellooooo, FREE CROWN, LOL!

Anyway… the FREE CROWN is no-mod, but it does come with a resizer. Simply touch the crown, and when the blue box pops up, select “All Prims.” I only mention this because I accidentally selected “This Prim,” and… oops. Thankfully, I figured out what I had done before I made too much of a mess.

Well now, according to my diamond timepiece, it’s time for this royal to drive Cadillacs in her dreams and walk her tiger on a gold leash. 😉

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.3
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Sky
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sugar
Jewelry: ~TEMPESTUOUS~ “Your Majesty” Necklace and Earrings (free gift @ The Free Dove)
Crown: ~TEMPESTUOUS~ “Your Majesty” Crown in Platinum (free gift @ The Free Dove)
Dress: Snowpaws Courant Bow Gown Topaz (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Shoes: [Gos] Isabella Sandals
Dog: MishMish Corgi Puppies (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Pose: KoKoLoReS
Location: Buckingham Palace

 

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Nefarious Plans

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Even villains have day jobs.

Neckwarmer Man blew my cover… again. So the earmuffs are gone. But thankfully KoKoLoRes Hair has out a new group gift for January, which means I have a new hairdo. Just call me “Spike.” That old moniker just wasn’t me. And I think I like the name Dillon too… after the hair… as my other Alias. Got to have a lot of aliases when your in the business of crime. Crime and coffee that is. And I’ll be serving up your coffee at the local coffee and tea bar here at Tanya’s.

The shirt off the rack.

They say you have to blend in. Look normal. Especially if you’re running the day shift at a coffee bar when Neckwarmer man is hot on your trail. So I stopped by MOoh! and picked up the latest FabFree Gift. I didn’t even have to steal it, as it was already FREE. Can you believe that? They just leave this stuff lying around. It even came in four colors, fitmesh, and sizes for Maitreya and Slink bodies.

On the lookout…

I know that guy will never give up… wait… did that customer just take an extra creamer for his coffee? See! There are worse villains than me! At least I serve the coffee hot while I plot my nefarious plans. Okay, semi-hot. I don’t want the customers getting spoiled.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS Hair – Dillon VIP gift Jan 2017 (Free Group Gift/0L/250L)
Sweater – MOoH! – Sasha Sweater zigzag (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join) first seen blogged here by Love.
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Tanya’s Coffee Shop & Bar

Astrids Signature