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Join Me at the Pub

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Join me at the pub.

I’m not Irish, but join me at the pub anyway. And before you come, be sure to stop by Roped Passions and hunt around for the twisty cube as part of the Twisted Hunt. Now… this is one of the most difficult hunts on the grid, but it’s always worth it and the gifts are free. At Roped Passions there is a main gift for women and a main gift for men and a couple of side gifts as well to make it worth your while.

I’m showing off the Inara Suspender outfit that is the free gift from the Roped Passions main-store as their main gift contribution for the ladies to the Twisted Hunt. You’ll get both the outfit and the shoes. The shoes fit Maitreya or Slink feet.

Outfit Sizes:

  • Regular mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

 

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Finishing touches.

To go with my green suspenders, I stopped by the Oceane main-store and picked up their group gift. They have out a beautiful lipstick gift right now that you won’t want to pass up. The group is currently free to join and so the gift is free to pick up. You’ll get 6 colors in system layers as well as an Omega applier and it worked beautifully with my Catwa head.

Don’t miss out!

I also stopped by Adoness where I was able to get some free hair. The freebies are just busting at the seams today! This cute cropped style comes in three colors and all you need to do is wear your FabFree group tag (the group is free to join as always) and Adoness is giving away this cute hairstyle to FabFree members for free as a perk! Pick it up to finish off your look! It comes in carrot, rosy (shown), and sunny.

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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
Lipstick – Oceane – Jessa Lips (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – Adoness – Poinsettia (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Outfit w/ Shoes – Roped Passions – Inara Suspender Outfit (Free/0L for the Twisted Hunt)

Sim Location – Brazen Head Irish Pub and Marina

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Summer Romance

Summer Romance

It’s a beautiful Saturday and I have lots of goodies for you! My pretty look made me think of summer romance… flowers and picnics… and it all began with the new FREE group gift from *COCO* Clothes. The group is FREE to join so the pale pink scoop neck Tee shirt with 3quarter sleeves you see me wearing is yours for 0L. It comes in mesh fits for classic avatars, as well as Maitreya and Slink fits.

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I got a notice this morning that one of my favorite hair designers was offering a new VIP Group Gift. If you are a member of the Mina Hair VIP group, you can pick up the Juliet hair for women in essential colors FREE as a group gift right now at the main store. If you need the group tag, it will cost 200L to join, but Mina Hair offers monthly gifts — one for the ladies and one for the gents. And they are always as generous and lovely as this one.

I wanted some jewelry to add to the neckline of my outfit so I stopped by .:ECCO:. because I’d heard that there were new lucky letter boards to try. There are, in fact, three new lucky letter boards! Two are FREE to all, and one is VIP exclusive only. To use the VIP lucky letter board you have to wear your .:ECCO:. group tag (which is 200L), but your fee is well worth it as you get access to monthly group gifts as well as a large number of past group gifts as well.

While I was visiting, my letter came up on the VIP board, and I picked up this Thalia Choker with color change hud. It has a black thong and you can change the beads to 8 possible color choices for mix and match delight!

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While I was at .:ECCO:. I noticed that there were two other gifties that were a perfect match for the summer romance feel of my outfit… and these were completely FREE. If you don your FabFree group tag (the group is FREE to join) you can pick up a gift of these Tipped Floral Flats as a gift courtesy of .:ECCO:. In the box, you’ll find pairs to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet.

I also picked up this FREE Floral Satchel by donning my SL Frees & Offers Group tag. This pretty floral bag is the FREE gift from .:ECCO:. as part of that group and added a nice final touch to my outfit.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – MINA Hair – Juliet – Essentials (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join)
Necklace – .:ECCO:. – Thalia Chocker (0L/FREE Group Lucky Letter Board/Group is 200L to Join)
Shirt – COCO – Gift U-NeckTee (PalePink) (0L/FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join Group)
Jeans – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans
Shoes – .:ECCO:. – Tipped Floral Flats (0L/FREE FabFREE Group Gift/FREE to Join Group)
Bag – .:ECCO:. – Floral Satchel with multiple poses (0L/FREE SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/FREE to Join Group)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – The Mill

Astrids Signature

 


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A Tres Joli Diva

A Tres Joli Diva

Happy Sunday, Fabfree! I have two really great group gifts to tell you about this morning!

The White Armory has long put out a weekly group gift, changing it out each Sunday, but it’s been a while since I have shown a gift from there. This week’s gift inspired me don a pretty dress and remind you that this is a FREE group with weekly benefits well worth enjoying! This dress, called Tres Joli, is mesh in all the standard sizes, and was set out today for group members. Just pick it up FREE with your FREE group tag. It will be available until next Sunday, when a new group gift will take its place.

I paired my new dress with the newest FREE group gift from no.match… this gorgeous new hairstyle called No Diva! I love the long curled over the shoulder pony tail. And its a full fatpack of colors! You’ll need to join the group for this one. It’s a one time fee of 50L, but you’ll be getting this beautiful group gift, plus access to a large number of past group gifts that are still available!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – no.match – No Diva ~ all Colors (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Dress – The White Armory – Tres Joli Mesh Dress Set in Lavander (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join)

Pose by Kirin

Sim Location – Frisland

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I Heart Purple

I Heart Purple

It’s safe to say I love when a new PurpleMoon Creations group gift is released… and the Freda gown that is available now is no exception. This purple sequined beauty is amazing! It includes the main mesh dress which I’m showing you, plus several add ons — system and omega applier gloves, and a flexi skirt which I opted to leave off because I liked the sleek look of the skirt without it.

This dress comes in all the standard sizes, plus standard fitmesh sizes, as well as Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. The PurpleMoon group costs 50L to join, but you’ll see regular group gifts for your fee (and this one gift alone is well worth that sum!).

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I always try to add a little sparkle to my outfits with jewelry. This dress didn’t need much, but I found what I was looking for at Zuri Rayna. Just not exactly in the form I expected! The SL Frees & Offers group gift there (the group is FREE to join) is a FREE belly piercing! But…. a little imagination had me imagining this Chantelle’s Heart Belly Piercing as a pair of earrings.

To get the same look, you’ll need to make a copy of the piercing and then use the ‘attach to’ option in your inventory to attach one to your avatar’s right ear and one to the left. Then resize each new “earring” by downsizing it 20%. Edit the new “earring” into its proper place and voila! You could always wear it as a Belly piercing too of course, just be sure to make one extra copy that you don’t edit! 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Demi
Earrings – Zuri Rayna – Chantelle’s Heart Belly Jewel Lavender Sparkle (0L/FREE SL frees & offers Gift/Group is FREE to Join)
Dress – PurpleMoon Creations – Freda Gown in Purple (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Chateau Fantomas (adult Sim)

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Sweet May

Sweet May

I hope the month of May has been sweet to you. We’ve passed the half-way mark now! It’s hard to believe we’ll be moving into the hotter summer months soon. But I think I’m ready with this pretty sun dress from that is the May group gift from Glitterati.

I love the classic waist styling and floral hem of this dress, as well as the scalloped neckline which are perfect for spring’s last fling and even for moving into hotter summer months. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes.

I was delighted to discover that NSP Florals has out a May gift that seemed to perfectly match my new dress. This little rose hair piece I picked up is beautifully detailed, and while I paired it with a sundress, I can see it working perfectly with a wedding dress in June. If you’re good at editing, you could attach this to the chest or spine and make it into a corsage instead. I can just imagine so many possibilities for this lovely rose beauty! Best yet, it comes with a color change hud that allow you to change the color of the roses to a variety of sumptuous colors! As of the time of this posting the NSP Floral Group is FREE to join, making this group gift FREE. However, group membership is usually 75L. I’m not sure how much longer the group fee will be set at 0L, so you should hurry if you want to get this lovely item as a FREE gift.

Sweet May 2

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Bria
Hair Flower – NSP Florals – May 2016 Group Gift (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is Free to Join for a limited Time) Note: The group is usually 75L and will return to that price soon!
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift – May 2016 (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in White

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Eclectica

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Black and Silver

Just for Fun

Elegance never goes out of style… and Elegance Boutique gets it right with this group gift called Mavi. The group is FREE to join and the gift is FREE too. It only comes in Maitreya fit, but I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you!

P.S. Sorry for all the confusion with this post! There was a glitch with the store but it’s fixed 🙂 This gift is available now!

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I am feeling adventurous today! Or maybe it’s this marvelous FREE gift from Chop Zuey! It made me feel like Bond… Jane Bond! The Ophelia set in Silver and black has been set to buy at 0L as a gift for FabFree members. Just buy this gift for 0L and it is yours at the Chop Zuey main-store. You’ll get the resizable choker, earrings, and bracelet set for FREE! If you prefer gold, there is an identical gold set as a Chop Zuey group gift that you can also pick up.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Denee
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Ophelia Set in Silver (0L/FREE to all Gift)
Dress – Elegance Boutique – Group Gift Mavi – (0L/FREE Group Gift, Free to Join)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – Hermoupolis Village

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Pearl Elegance

Pearl Elegance

A formal gown is always a staple in any lady’s wardrobe in Second Life… and a FREE formal gown is always a plus. When I saw the Stacie gown in coral at Finesmith, the most recent FREE group gift (the group is FREE to join), I knew it would be a dress that I would want to wear over and over.

This beautiful gown with its classic styling comes in all the standard sizes, as well as fitmesh, Maitreya, and Belleza. And the back is just as pretty as the front, with a scooped draping syling that is so lovely you’ll want an updo or a side-sweep hairdo to show it off.

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I knew that this dress called for special jewelry, so I was thrilled when I saw the May V.I.P. Gift at Ecco… a set of stacked pearls. You get both the necklace and the bracelets as part of the gift. I’ve always loved the classic look of pearls, and this set does it just right, plus you’ll get a hud that allows you to choose between classic white, or to change these to black pearls if you prefer. The group is 200L to join, but remember — you’ll be getting monthly group gifts, plus access to lots of past group gifts to make it worth your fee.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – [e] elikatira – Elle
Jewelry – .:ECCO:. – Stacked Pearls Necklace & Bracelets (0L/FREE V.I.P. May 2016 Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join)
Dress – Finesmith – Stacie in Coral (0L/FREE Group Gift/FREE to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Neva Sandals (featured at Collabor88)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – LaPerla

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Trade Wind

Trade Wind

I found a set of his and hers gifts that are really just stunning. They remind me of early morning sunrises, warm beaches, love letters and all the good things in life. I know that definitions of happiness are different for everyone, but a great find of excellent clothes is surely a win either way 🙂

In the picture above, I’m showing you the Runway Perfect Hunt gifts from Miss Darcy’s. A little bit of hunting time at the main-store for the black and white prim, and just 5 little linden, will score you this beautiful his and hers set.

The lady’s dress includes the skirt and top (they are separate pieces) in all the standard mesh sizes. I love the details of the bow on the skirt, and the tied waist top. Alphas are included for standard avatars.

The men’s gift includes the matching pants and jacket in all the standard mesh sizes, as well as an optional system Tee shirt to wear under the jacket if desired.

The gifts come in one box, so no need for hunting down two separate hunt prims.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Essena
Hair Flower – *LODE* Head Accessory – Ann Single Lily [deep red]
Dress – Miss Darcy – Trade Wind Femme Dress (5L Gift for The Runway Perfect Hunt)
Shoes – Livalle – Roadcase of Wednesday Maryjanes (Cherry)

 

Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Outfit  – Miss Darcy – Trade Wind Homme Outfit (5L Gift for The Runway Perfect Hunt)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

 

Pose by Exposeur – March 2015 Gift (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – The Manor Suites (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Coquette

30L Saturday is always prime time to stock up on your roleplay wardrobe, and this Saturday was no exception! I found a couple of pieces that I fell in love with this morning and wanted to share with you!

Coquette

This Dionne Gown in Bronze is by Velvet Whip. I’m showing it to you without the optional scarf and undershirt, as I also picked up the silver owl Coquette necklace that you can see in the close-up below. The necklace is also from Velvet Whip. Each piece is only 30L each, and makes for a stunning addition to a medieval or gorean roleplay wardrobe.

The dress comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as three fitmesh sizes, so you are sure to find a good fit. The necklace is copy and modify to allow for adjustments as well, making 30L a great price for this beautiful piece.

Be sure to hurry though, these deals are only for today!

Coquette 2

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Nayeli
Necklace – Velvet Whip – Coquette Necklace Silver (30L for 30L Saturday/Today Only)
Dress – Velvet Whip – Dionne Gown Bronze (30L for 30L Saturday/Today Only)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – Zolio

Astrids Signature


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Last Exit to the Weekend

Last Exit to the Weekend

This morning was chilly and it made me think that spring was having her last fling before summer. And of course today is Friday… that last exit before the weekend. I have a few special treats to get you through the day until Saturday blooms, though 🙂

If you’ve not yet started the Runway Perfect Hunt, you should consider picking up this dress by Loordes of London. I really like the unique style of this one piece mesh cover up (which has the look and feel of layers). It’s long enough to be a dress, but short enough to be a shirt. You could easily pair it with your favorite jeans or capris. It will only cost you 5L and a little hunting time for the black and white prim. It comes in all the standard sizes, as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, and Physique.

Last Exit to the Weekend

Chop Zuey has out a new group gift called Harlow Creed… a texture change ring. I have always really loved cameos, but this one also appealed to my sense of Gothic flair. So I nabbed it up to show off to you as well. It offers 3 metal choices and several color choices for the cameo part. The group is 350L to join, but you’ll be getting regular gifts to offset this fee, making it well worth your fee.

Last Exit to the Weekend

And since it *is* Friday, I decided to scout out the Fifty Linden Friday deals… and discovered that Livalle was offering a set of maryjanes that I really fell in love with. Previously this pair of shoes was offered in the color mint as a gift (Calleja showed them to you Here). If you missed out on that great offer, you can pick up a four pack of the shoes today. You’ll get cherry, navy, pink, and white in the box for your 50L. These shoes fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Georgina
Ring – Chop Zuey – Harlow Creed Texture Change Ring (0L/FREE Group Gift/350L to Join Group)
Dress – Loordes of London – The Exeter – #9 1 (5L Gift for the Runway Perfect Hunt)
Shoes – Livalle – Roadcase of Wednesday Maryjanes – 4 colors, cherry, navy, pink, white (50L for Fifty Linden Friday) *shown previously Here by Calleja

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Hive // Honeycomb

Astrids Signature