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But Mostly Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

But Mostly Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

Happy weekend, fabulous readers!

Oh my goodness, hasn’t this been an amazing week of shopping and gift-getting? Thank goodness SL offers an endless supply of 24-hour coffee shops so we can always find a caffeine pick-me-up to keep us going.¬†ūüėÜ

The only thing I love more than December Advent calendars is December Advent calendars that don’t expire after one day! You know, sometimes Real Life happens, and you can’t get in-world one day so you end up missing out on a really amazing¬†gift.

Well, today I bring you glad tidings of TWO stores that have Advent calendars with gifts you can pick up until Christmas!

Advent Adventures

PurpleMoon Creations has once again set out an Advent calendar with beautiful, high-quality gifts. I’m showing you three of them today.

First up is the gorgeous green Velvet Dress, which was the Advent gift for day #7. It comes in the following mesh sizes:

  • Fitmesh XXS-L with an alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

But Mostly Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

The jewelry you see here were also Advent gifts from PurpleMoon. My necklace and earrings were the gifts for day #5, and the pretty snow globe ring was the gift for day #8. I don’t believe the ring is specifically for bento-enabled hands, but it seems to work fine with my Maitreya hands.

Another must-visit Advent calendar is the one at Hello Dave. Each day, there is a new, holiday-themed nail palette for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega-enabled (includes Belleza, Empire, and Vista) hands. I’m wearing the day #6 palette, which is white with delicate gold snowflakes.

To receive these – and more! – Advent gifts, you will need to join each store’s in-world group. But it’s a small price to pay for the fabulous gifts you will receive, not only at Christmas, but ALL YEAR LONG, as both stores are extremely generous with gifts. ūüėÄ

P.S. Just a note about my shoes by BREATHE: they are still available as a free gift at FaMESHed. But don’t look for them under the Christmas tree; you’ll find them next to one of the concierge tables outside the glass ring. These shoes come with a texture-change HUD and were originally shown in black by Love HERE last month.

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika
Eyeshadow: ARISE Enya Makeup Set (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Necklace & Earrings: PurpleMoon Creations Formal Set 002 Xmas Edition (Group Advent Day #8 / 50L to join)
Ring: PurpleMoon Creations Holy Globe Ring (Group Advent Day #8 / 50L to join)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Natalie
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: Hello Dave Nail Appliers December 6th (Group Advent Day #6 / 100L to join)
Dress: PurpleMoon Creations Velvet Dress (Group Advent Day #8 / 50L to join)
Shoes: BREATHE Melena Heels (FaMESHeD group gift / free to join)
Pose #1 by Reel Poses (shopping bag by Glitterati Poses)
Pose #2 by Lyrium
Photographed at SSOC Cafe

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Dashing Through the Snow

Dashing Through the Snow

You know the snow is piled high when you have to ride a deer to get around!

Truth be told, I’ve been having so much fun riding around on this sweet, obliging stag that I haven’t wanted to stop. Today, we explored the beautiful forests of¬†IASWAS – Groenland Kangamiut. The sim is full of lovely mountain trails perfect for skiing or sledding… we even saw a few people riding bicycles!

Oh, and I’m keeping him. I named him Fergus. ūüôā

What Fun it is to Ride

I’m staying warm on the trail in this cozy, festive coat, which is the¬†latest gift from¬†Rir¬†Life Designs¬†for members of the¬†TeleportHub¬†in-world group.

The White Knitted Coat comes in sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. The Red Fur Collar comes in one size and cannot be resized; however, you can move it around to reposition if needed.

Make Me Blush

The weather outside is frightful… and my cheeks are sporting a delightful blush thanks to a free gift I picked up at Izzie’s.

The Winter Blush Gift comes with appliers for Catwa, LeLutka, Slink, and Omega mesh heads, as well as tattoo layers for classic avatars.

No need to join a group. Just head over to the Izzie’s mainstore and click to buy for 0L.

P.S. There are a few more gifts under the tree so be sure you check them all out before you leave. ūüėÄ

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika
Blush: Izzie’s Winter Blush Gift (free gift / 0L)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lady
Body: Maitreya Lara
Coat & Fur Collar: Rir Life Design Knitted Coat & Scarf (TeleportHub group gift / 10L to join)
Pants: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Gloves: Izzie’s Basic Fluffy Gloves
Boots: fri.day Greta Boots (past gift, no longer available in this color)
Stag: Jinx¬†Thranduil Stag Add-on for Water Horse Draft Horse (featured @ We ‚̧ Role-Play)
Coat Applier: The Painted Pony White Stag
Pose: The Texture Barn Equine Animotions Pack
Photographed at IASWAS – Groenland Kangamiut

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Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

Hey, fabulous readers! Get your running shoes back on because I have another stop for you to make in the Peace on Earth Hunt!

Falling Stars

I.M. Collection is offering this beautiful cranberry-colored dress with golden stars as their gift for the POE Hunt.

But be warned, ladies: this dress is not for the shy or faint-of-heart. It not only shows a tasteful peek on the sides, but it is also cut waaaaay down to *there in the back. It is sure to make your special fella’s heart beat a bit quicker when he sees it! ūüėČ

Sizes include the following:

  • Fitmesh XS-XL
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Did I mention that the matching heels are included? Yep, they are, and they’ll fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh feet.

My Pretty Hair

I picked up this pretty hairdo from the lucky board at Pr!tty. May comes in a fatpack of colors, and a couple of really cute hairbands are included. Be sure to join the free in-world group before your lucky letter comes up. ūüôā

More Fab Free Peace On Earth Coverage

* “There” is a revealing peek at the top of your derriere, in case you weren’t sure what I was trying to hint at. ūüėČ

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: ARISE Enya Makeup Set (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Hair: Pr!tty May (group LB / free to join)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Dress & Heels: I.M. Collection POE 10 Gown (POE Hunt Gift / 0L)
Pose: An Lar Poses The Cordelia Series (featured @ Collabor88)
Photographed at Skylands

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Get This Party Started

Get This Party Started

I love holiday parties. Good food, good friends, and everything is so bright and shiny. I just wish we could get this party started.

Part of the problem could be that I’m the first to arrive. I’m not sure if I’m too early or if everyone else is just fashionably late.

Guess I’ll just stand here awkwardly with the food until someone else shows up. :-/

Black and Gold

I’m decked out tonight in a new party frock from¬†Hilly Haalan. The sexy, strapless¬†Kaylee Dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP

The gorgeous statement necklace I’m wearing is the latest group gift from Maxi Gossamer. Click for a menu to change the texture from gold to silver, the beads from white to black, or to resize. Matching earrings are included.

Oooh, I think I see someone… “Hey, Love! Over here, Love!!”

/me waves madly

“Oh… sorry! I thought you were someone else.”¬†ūüė≥

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: ARISE Enya Makeup Set (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Aurora (group gift / free to join)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lake
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: Hello Dave Dainty Doll Gold 2
Dress: Hilly Haalan Kaylee Dress (group gift / free to join)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Location: NonStop

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Please Come Home for Christmas

Haven't thought of a title yet

I’m just hangin’ out at the train station, waiting for my baby to arrive…

Ok, not really. But I am hanging out at the train station of the new Holiday Trace sim just because it’s so pretty and a great place to take photos. You really should pay it a visit, if only to enjoy a peaceful walk in the snow. ūüôā

Yes, all this is free.

So, today I’m sharing this COMPLETE OUTFIT from Giulia Design.

The Renata outfit is a gift for members of the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News in-world group (free to join). It comes with everything you see here: the sweater dress and scarf, tights, boots, and a handbag.

  • The dress and scarf are one piece¬†and come in sizes XXS-L and Fitmesh with an alpha.
  • The tights come with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, as well as a clothing layer for classic avatars.
  • The boots come in XXS-L with an alpha, as well as for Slink feet (I’m wearing M with my Maitreya feet removed).
  • The handbag is one size, but you can modify the size with¬†a right-click > edit > stretch.

The textures of this outfit are nicely done. I think the muted colors are a classy look for winter.

And I love handbags. ūüôā

Ok… off to do more shopping. Or maybe I’ll just ride around on the train for a while.

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Glossy Eyeshadows¬†(March¬†Powder Pack¬†for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: Hello Dave French Ready 2 (free gift – no group needed)
Complete Outfit: Giulia Design Renata (MGS&N group gift / free to join)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Location: Holiday Trace

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More S’mores!

S'mores

Happy Monday, fabulous readers!

I hope you’re having a much better day than I am. I went out to my car this morning and found it completely covered in snow! So now I’m giving Kat a call, and hoping she can pick me up so we can do some final Cyber Monday shopping. I’m happy to have these two cuties to keep me company while I wait.

But I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to keep my hands off those s’mores, though…

Sally Forth to Sallie

This gift is time-sensitive, so I wanted to pop in and share it with you as soon as I found it. New-to-me store Sallie is offering this snuggly, cable-knit sweater in black as a free group gift.¬†It is actually a sweater dress, but I added a pair of jeans because it’s freezing out here. Oh, and it is sized for Maitreya mesh bodies.

The Sallie in-world group is free to join. The gift is¬†ONLY available until November 30th,¬†so don’t delay!

Can You Hear Me Now?

I got a free phone! Actually, it came with this pose from Shi.s Poses, but I think that still counts. The pose is for Bento-enabled hands, and there is also a similar pose for the guys. Both include the phone. ūüôā

I hope Kat gets here before I eat all the s’mores. Ok, just one more…

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Hair: Magika Talk Like That (Last day for 50% off)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Sweater: Sallie Cable Knit Dress (group gift until 11/30 / free to join)
Jeans: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Boots: #Empire Laurel (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose: Shi.s Poses Woman #3 (group gift / 5L to join)
Location: [SL] Amsterdam

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Like many of you, I’ve spent the weekend trying to keep up with all the Black Friday sales. My feet are killing me, and I can’t remember where I parked my car, but at least my pixel purse is much lighter now!

Keep On Keeping Up

Speaking of keeping up: I just can’t keep up with all the group gifts at I.M. Collection! Seems like every time I show you one, a new gift gets put out. But hey, I’m not complaining. ūüôā

So today I’m showing you Group Gift 12 (yes, there are 11 more), which is this pretty sweater dress. I’m wearing the apple (green) color, but it also comes in gold and orange – perfect fall colors. It is sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies.

I.M. Collection Group Gift 12

More Gacha Garden Goodies

This round of the Gacha Garden has had some really exceptional gifts. I shared a couple of them HERE last week, and I’ve got two more to show you today!

Starting at the top, I’m really loving this gorgeous hair by Pr!tty. The Aliya hair comes in a fatpack of colors in both windy and not-so-windy versions. There is also a beautiful jeweled headdress in 4 different textures in the box.

Last but definitely not least… Essenz has set out a pair of their Barcelona shoes as a Gacha Garden gift. Other colors are available in the gacha¬†machine, so be sure to give it a play if you need more colors (and who doesn’t?)!

Remember, you need to join the free¬†Gimme Gacha¬†in-world group in order to pick up the gifts. And there are SO MANY, so you’d better get started now!

Oh hey, I think that’s my car. Now I can go home and get ready for Cyber Monday! ūüėÄ

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: A R T E Eyeshadow Collection (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Hair: Pr!tty Aliya Windy (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Falling Starflake
Nails: Hello Dave French Ready 2 (free gift – no group needed)
Dress: I.M. Collection Group Gift 12 (group gift / 50L to join)
Clutch: Duh! Falling Leaves Clutch Brown (25L)
Shoes: Essenz Barcelona Rust (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Location: The Pea

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Hey, Turkey!

Hey, Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving, fabulous readers!¬†ūüėÄ

I walked outside this morning and found Mr. Tom waddling around on my front porch. I don’t think he realizes how dangerous it is for him to be out and about, today of all days. If he doesn’t wind up on somebody’s dinner table, then I’m pretty sure my neighbor’s cat (lurking in the background) has his own ideas for him!

Company Ready

I’m all dressed up and ready for the Fab Family to come over for Thanksgiving dinner!

My festive attire is the latest group gift from Ever An’ Angel. The City Lights Bronze outfit is a one-piece mesh pants and top¬†and comes in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS-L with an alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

The top is kind of an asymmetrical scarf look that’s cut low in the back and shows a peek of side-boob on the right. Both top and pants are nicely textured in the perfect colors for a fall dinner party.

The Ever An’ Angel in-world group is currently free to join. Also, the Black Friday sale has already started at the mainstore, and everything is marked down to 150L until 9:00 p.m. SLT on Friday evening.

Hey, Turkey

Gacha Gifts

Vendors at the Gacha Garden have set out some really lovely FREE gifts this month, and I was happy to pick up some pretty jewelry items to go with my new outfit:

  • AvaWay has set out the Yellow Sindy Ring for Maitreya Bento hands. It’s a collection of 4 dainty rings for the ring finger of the right or left hand, and it comes in a regular or midi version (I’m wearing midi).
  • BREATHE has set out the October Bracelet. It comes in gold, silver, black, and rose, and includes a resizer menu.
  • The Pretty Pretty Poses¬†that you see here are the gift from KoKoLoReS. 3 Bento poses with mirrors are included in the box.

You do need to join the free Gimme Gacha in-world group in order to pick up the gifts.

Hello, Free French Manicure

While not a Gacha Garden gift, I wanted to point out that my pretty French manicure (of which I didn’t get a good picture) is a free gift from Hello Dave. There are 2 palettes of absolutely-free French manicure colors set out, and you don’t even have to join a group to get them. The nails are compatible with Slink and Maitreya hands, as well as others using the Omega system.

Oh, and don’t forget to pop on your Fab Free group tag while you’re there and pick up the gorgeous new gift for Fab Free group members!

Ok… I’m off to finish up dinner and shoo away Mr. Tom before the neighbor’s cat gets him. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (to all who celebrate today). We at Fab Free are so thankful to have YOU as a reader! ūüôā

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: Tableau Vivant Bow Updo
Body: Maitreya Lara
Ring: AvaWay Yellow Sindy Ring (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Bracelet: BREATHE October Bracelet (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Nails: Hello Dave French Ready 2 (free gift – no group needed)
Pants/Top: Ever An’ Angel City Lights (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: Livalle Europa Wedges (available on the Marketplace)
Poses: KoKoLoReS Pretty Pretty Poses (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)

Decor Items…

what next Hello Fall Wreath
what next Hello Fall Mini Tree & Leaves
what next Hello Fall Leaves (50L)
what next Hello Fall Welcome Mat
what next Harvest Sign
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)
Fashionably Dead Cat – 11 Sitting (50L in-store gacha)
JIAN Turkey Collection (featured @ District 20)

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Procaffeinating

Procaffeinating

Monday is Cancelled

Oh, hey there… you found me.

Yeah, I’m still sitting here drinking my coffee.¬†To be honest, I was completely unable to adult today. Sure, I had tons of stuff to do, but I didn’t get any of it done. I’ll be sorry tomorrow. :-/

But for now, I just gonna sit here quietly and enjoy my coffee.

Coffee and Comfort

I knew I wouldn’t be getting anything done today soon as I put on this cozy outfit. The Parka Dress is the latest group gift from S@BBiA, and it comes in a one-size-fits-all mesh with an alpha layer. I love not having to make decisions – like what size to wear – early in the morning.

To keep my feet toasty, I added the Baby It’s Cold Outside boots from Entice. You can pick up a pair for¬†free by joining the SL Frees & Offers in-world group. The boots come in rigged and unrigged versions with an alpha layer so they should fit just about everyone.

Ok, I guess it’s time to pack it up and go inside. In the immortal words¬†of Scarlett O’Hara, “After all, tomorrow is another day.” ūüôā

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ximena
Body: Maitreya Lara
Dress: S@BBiA Parka Dress (group gift / free to join)
Socks: C’est La Vie Jody Rib Socks
Boots: Entice Baby It’s Cold Outside Boots (SLF&O group gift / free to join)
Pose by oOo Studio Poses (slightly modded)

Decor Items…

Llorisen Benson Patio Set
What Next Sierra Kettle & Mugs
What Next Box of Doughnuts
What Next Orchard Basket
JIAN Munchkin Kittens Tabby Wandering (50 in-store gacha)
MudHoney Mums in Basket

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My Own World

My Own World

Panic Mode

I woke up this morning with a touch of “holiday panic.” You know, that feeling you get when the holidays are creeping up on you waaaay too fast. Your heart starts racing, you feel like you can’t breathe… you break out in a cold sweat. Yeah. It seems like summer was just starting… and now it’s almost Thanksgiving.¬†ūüėģ

I headed out in search of a quiet place to collect my thoughts and wound up on the couch at a coffee bar on the Oh Deer sim. A couple of lattes and some smooth jazz later, I think I might be kinda-sorta-maybe ready to tackle the holidays.

Or maybe I’ll just start with a turkey and see how it goes.

A Sweater and Leather

Before running off in a coffee panic, I managed to get myself dressed in the latest group gift from Ghee. The Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants duo come in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh standard XXS-L with alpha layers
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

A texture-change HUD is included so you can choose from brown, black, burgundy, and blue ombre for the sweater, and the same colors (without the ombre) for the pants.

Since the sweater is cropped, and I was cold thanks to the snow and all, I added a tank top underneath. I picked up the Enora tanks by Edenia on the Marketplace for 1L and used the included appliers for Maitreya. Check out Pru’s post HERE to see what they look like without a sweater.

To “top” things off, I added a cute hat. You can pick up this derby – as well as a baseball cap, felt hat, and Homburg hat – as a free gift from ICONIC at HairOLogy. I didn’t realize how pretty it was until I turned on my windlight¬†and saw the lovely textures!

Each hat comes with a HUD containing several colors (varies by hat), and all are resizeable from the HUD. I’m sure they would also look great on the guys.

Ok, now that I’m all latte’d up, I think I’m ready to brave Costco to do some shopping. Until next time! ūüėÄ

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Ophelia (past FLF)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Austen
Hat: ICONIC Derby (free gift @ HairOLogy)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Sweater & Pants: Ghee Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants (group gift / 500L to join)
Tank: Edenia Enora Tank Top with Appliers (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoes: #EMPIRE Wallflower
Pose by oOo Studio Poses
Location: Oh Deer

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