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It’s Another Red Sweater Day!

Snapshot_002Greetings Fabulous Readers :)!  Prudence sent me a message the other day and told me that I simply must run over to the Hairology event and pick up the gift by MINA because it was “so me”, so that’s what inspired my cozy holiday look today.   She was right – I quite like it!  Thanks for the heads up Pru😉

About the free hair…

As mentioned previously on FabFree [HERE] and [HERE], There are a ton of free gifts and 1L hairstyles at this round of Hairology in celebration of their first anniversary!  The long dark blonde hair I am wearing today includes the winter beanie and is FREE at the MINA Hairology display.  It comes with a HUD that includes a few different shades of dark blonde – which was right up my alley!

My sweater is free too!

Speaking of Pru… the other day she blogged the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift by BlackRose [HERE], and not only is that awesome sweater still available for free, but they have also put out a new free group gift that you can pick up for being a part of the BlackRose inworld group gift which is free to join.  The other group gift is the Sweater Shirt in Red as I am wearing today.  It comes with an option to wear it with or without the white blouse underneath.  You’ll find both gifts right at the entrance on the table.

Sizes included:

  • XXS-L mesh sizes with alphas

Be warm, my friends!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – League Ella

Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – MINA Nell Dark Blonde (free / 0L / @ Hairology)
Sweater – BlackRose Sweater Shirt Red (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – Addams Rocker Zipper Jean
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GlamRUs

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Tis Kustom

Tis Kustom Hello Fab Free’rs, I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful week! I’m doing pretty well myself, especially after indulging in a little retail therapy at the current round of Kustom 9. This round of Kustom 9 is an anniversary round. Can you believe Kustom 9 has turned 3? In it’s relatively short time in Second Life, Kustom 9 has become one of the events I personally enjoy the most. I like the fact that it has remained a smaller event while still bringing in quality designers, at least in my opinion. In celebration of this anniversary, most if not all the participating vendors have put out a 9 linden gift. I picked up several, and the ones shown here are just a handful that I thought went well together.

This cute shoulder-length hairstyle is the K9 gift from MINA. I am always a sucker for heavy blunt bangs! I also like the swept back look of the style. I think it appears as though it could be tied back, but it floats over the shoulders and ends in a sort of feathery natural looking edge. The hair includes a color change hud of pretty “light brown” variations, and a version with and one without materials enabled.

Next, Essences also placed out a pretty variation on their Sophia skin as their K9 gift. This lovely face with the lilac lips is a Catwa head applier only. The gift applier is in the Essences medium01 tone with dark brows, and costs just 9 lindens like all the gifts at Kustom 9. I think the subtle makeup on this Catwa head applier by Essences is great for everyday wear. I also believe would look just as nice with casual clothing as it would with formal attire.

Fab Free’s own Kathryn commented on the photo for this post in Flickr that these eyes were “striking”. I completely agree with her, she always has such nice things to say! The eyes are part of the K9 gift from S0NG. S0NG’s 9 linden gift includes this hazy blue pair of eyes, and an equally strange and beautiful greenish pair. Named the “Bomi” eyes, each pair comes in a  mesh set, as well as a classic system layer.

Finally, this glittery iridescent choker with the little heart is from Pumpkin and I’m crushing on it big time! lol The mesh collar/choker has such a fun vibe, and it made me think of all the fun plastic jewelry I would have worn in my teens. Needless to say there was an instant feeling of slight nostalgia which is always a good thing in my book. The glittery heart choker has resize scripts built in for easy fitting, and is seriously cute on, especially for just 9 lindens.

Here are the details, I hope you like this small sample of the Anniversary gifts at Kustom 9.

Hair – MINA – Odyle – Light brown – 9L @Kustom9 

Catwa Head Applier – Essences Catwa Applier [K9 Gift] – 9L @Kustom9 

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Bomi Eyes :: – 9L @Kustom9 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Choker – [Pumpkin] Glitter Heart Choker- Gift – 9L @Kustom9 

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Urban Native

Urban Native

I’m enjoying the last few days of not quite cold weather as the fall days allow for walks through parks without jackets. It’s that perfect weather for shorts and a shirt and the breezes are lovely even with the turning leaves.

Even if I’m an urban native… I found the perfect shirt for my outing at… none other than Native Urban. Their group is FREE to join and they have out a FREE group gift for men that you won’t want to pass up. It is this outstanding banshee shirt that includes mesh sizes for all the major men’s mesh bodies including Slink, Adam, TMP, and Aesthetic. Since it is made for mesh bodies, there is no alpha included (just as a heads up) but with some fiddling an an alpha from your inventory you might be able to make this FREE shirt work with your system body if you are still using one.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold – tinted black
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – Native Urban – Banshee Shirt Gift 1 (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Pants  – *N & B Design* – Menorca Mesh Mens Shorts
Shoes – Roped Passion’s – Braided Larue Tan Sandal (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP) – hurry, Cart Sale ends the 28th!

Sim Location – Holly Kai Park

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Wine Country

Wine Country

Last month Prey had out a great pair of jeans for the men… this month they have out a duo of FREE fall mesh sweaters that you won’t want to miss out on. The group is FREE to join, and the gifts are FREE with your tag. You’ll get the sweater above in all the standard mesh sizes in both black and white. A close up look will reveal a nubby texture that is really excellent on.

There is still four more days of the Indian Summer Cart Wash Sale left for you to catch the steals and deals. Astrid showed you a pair of gorgeous ladies sandals from Roped Passion’s [HERE] but the cart also has excellent men’s sandals as well. I picked up the Larue Black Sandals for just 10L. There are several other colors out for the same low price for you gentlemen to choose from. The box includes a pair of sandals to fit men’s slink feet as well as a pair of unrigged mesh sandals that can be adjusted for other feet types.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – Prey – Men’s September Gift Mens Sweater in Black / White also in box (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – Roped Passion’s – Braided Larue Black Sandal (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)

Sim Location – Vecchi Amici Winery

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Autumn Afternoon

Heyya FabFree!

Autumn Afternoon

I know it’s not Tuesday but I’m feeling a fantasy role play mood coming on. Maybe because I picked up this gorgeous frock from BlueMoon Enterprise for free. This is “Coreen” in a lovely rusty red and it’s the latest group gift for September. The dress comes in the standard mesh sizes XXS-L and has a good alpha layer. As with everything from BlueMoon I’ve seen, Coreen is simply stunning in build and in details.  Don’t miss this one!

I was also excited to see that Mina has put out a free gift for the Second Life Frees & Offers group. The group is free to join and you can pick up tons of great freebies all around the grid. Mina is giving us this sweet hair style named, appropriately, “Mena” this month. Mena comes in a materials and a no materials version in this lovely light brown color. If you haven’t discovered Mina this is a great way to try it out for free… and get addicted.😉

As with all free gifts, these may not be around long so grab those group tags and get going!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet– Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Pose w/ HorseSomething New – Horse Love

 

Dress – BlueMoon Enterprise – Coreen – (FREE/0L/group gift) – group is free to join ( quick note, BlueMoon has relocated to inside the White Armory Building)

Hair – Mina – Mena, light brown – (FREE/0L/SLF&O Group gift) – group is free to join

 

Location – Blithe

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Ready for Adventure

Ready for Adventure

The Indian Summer Cart Wash Sale doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, but some of the vendors are already set up and ready to go. Emerald Couture is one of those that has their stuff out for you to peruse, and I was thrilled to pick up this fantastic leather jacket/shirt combo in the picture above for only 10L.

The one piece item comes in two fitmesh sizes as well as all the standard mesh sizes. There are also two other nicely made men’s shirts on the cart. Ladies there are several nice items there for you to check out as well. Don’t be afraid to get to the Cart Wash Sale early and check out these great items before the crowds tomorrow!

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Top – Emerald Couture – Leather NT Asian 2.0 Jacket and Shirt (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Venta Silurum

Astrids Signature_Loki

 


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Cardigan Weather

Cardigan Weather

It will be cardigan weather soon, and the Harvest Hunt is proving lucrative if you want to fill your inventory with fall ready clothes. I picked up this excellent outfit for just 1L and a little hunting time at Purple Passions Designs. It includes the Cardigan, Mens V Neck Slim Top, and Mens Casual Chino Pants all in one box. Each piece is separate for individual wear and each has it’s own alpha. There was also a pair of dress shoes and a fedora in the gift (not shown in the picture above) that were quite nice as well.

For 1L this gift is well worth hunting down. The textures are spot on and it is mesh in all the standard sizes to accommodate a perfect fit.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Outfit – Purple Passions Designs – Harvest Hunt Mens Gift, Men’s Cardigan, Mens V Neck Slim Top, and Mens Casual Chino Pants (1L for the Harvest Hunt)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Venta Silurum

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Blue Twist

Blue Twist

Out of the blue… I decided to get a little twisted… and put together a quick outfit to share with all of you.

The Twisted Hunt is on, and while this hunt is a tough one, the hunt gifts are well worth the finding. My amazing Rune in Blue mesh shirt (it comes in all the standard sizes) is the Twisted Hunt gift that is yours FREE when you hunt it down at Roped Passion’s main-store. There is also a nice ladies gift, two side gifts, and you can get the shirt in grey for only 25L if you so desire. A pretty fantastic deal, if I don’t say so myself.

I was also checking out the Fall Tears Hunt and when I started unpacking my boxes, was pleased to discover a pair of classically styled blue pants that worked perfect with my blue shirt from Roped Passion’s.

Stop by Horr Menswear and do a bit of hunting for the Fall Tears Hunt and this pair of blue slacks in all the standard sizes is yours for 1L and your hunting time. The cut is superb and they have a nice detailing of seams and pockets on the back rear end. These paired nicely with my shirt, but would go well with just about anything from dressing up to casual shirts as well.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – Roped Passion’s – Rune Shirt Blue (0L for the Twisted Hunt)
Pants  – Horr Menswear – Cabera Pants (1L for the Fall Tears Hunt)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location – Roped Passions Mainstore

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Train Side

Train Side

September has begun, which means cooler weather. I was looking for a great pair of jeans and Love pointed me in the right direction. If you hurry you can still grab the men’s August group gift which is set out at Prey. I’m not sure how much longer this great pair of washed out jeans will be available, so don’t delay. Hurry over and pick up your FREE jeans in all the standard sizes. The group is FREE to join so this gift won’t cost you a single linden.

If you’re a member of Chop Zuey, you can get one of the most recent men’s jewelry gifts, the Ole Glory Freedom mens bracelet with your group tag. There is a pair of matching men’s stud earrings as well (not shown). If you’re not a member, the membership fee is 350L, but the gifts are generous and high quality, making the fee pay for itself after a few visits to the main-store.

Happy grid hopping!

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Bracelet – Chop Zuey – Ole Glory Freedom Mens Bracelet (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350L to Join)
Pants  – Prey – Washed Out Jeans (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Prey

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Gone Country

Gone Country

Gizza has long been a great place to pick up quality FREE gifts for men and women alike. If you haven’t stopped by yet to pick up the August group gifts this month, you really should. Love showed you the ladies gift [here] and there is a matching men’s outfit you can pick up as well.

But that’s not all. Gizza also has put out this fantastic men’s denim jacket as a FREE gift for L’Homme Magazine readers. The group is FREE to join, and so if you don your tag you can pick up this mesh jacket in all the standard sizes plus a fitmesh size without spending a single linden. It has a great feel to it that can cross from modern to country to hipster, depending upon your setting or what you pair it with. It’s an all around great find.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Jacket  – Gizza – L’Homme Denim Jacket (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Pants – GothiCatz – Kai

Pose by ~Reel poses

Sim Location – Honeycomb

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