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Getting Swept Away

Getting Swept AwayHave you been to the discount area at Siss Boom? It’s enormous, I don’t even know what to call it. Discount room? Floor? Empire? Nomenclature aside, it’s really fabulous and brimming with clothes for between 25L and 50L per item. And it’s Siss Boom so you know they’re gonna be good. I spent a relaxing afternoon flitting around the sales arena, ohhing and ahhing, and one of the things that I came away with was this “dance dress.” It’s priced at just 25L per color and includes an assortment of fitmesh sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink.

And then, well, I’m me so I’m also showing off a new skin. Junho is the new June group gift from Seven Deadly Skins. The gift includes all the skin tones in two versions, with and without eyebrows. One of the great things about 7DS is that the skins come as a single full BOM which includes both the head and the body. So no making sure you’ve got the correct body shade to match, no neck seams, just wear the BOM and you’re done. Easy peasy, lemon squeezey.

Allison is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom dance dress plum (25L in the discount room)
Rings & Bracelets – AvaWay Love
Earrings – Vibing Maia
Shoes – KC Gia Flat Sandals

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Avalon
Skin Applier – 7DS Junho (Free Group Gift/Group is 295L to Join)
Tattoo – Vegas Resilience 

Hair – Exile Gina
Pose – Argrace
Location – Luane’s World


Rain

Rain

Hey Fab Fam! I hope your Monday is treating you well. It’s still cold and snowy here in the real world but all the fresh Spring stuff is out n the stores both here and on the Grid. But I just get the shivers when I see a spring sun dress or bikini as the snow drifts past my window!  So when my letter came up on a Lucky Board while I was over at Siss Boom AND it was a cozy looking top… I grabbed it!

This is the “Velour” top in navy and you can grab it too when your letter pops up. Siss Boom has… get this… 65 lucky boards that require NO group to play! That means the whole alphabet plus more could be up at one time. You’re pretty much guaranteed to win something. 

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • Classic Mesh – XXS – L
  • Fitmesh – XXS – L
  • Maitreya
  • SLink

** Alpha Included

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Juli’s Stylin’

      • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
      • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
      • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
      • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
      • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
      • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
      • Hair – Monso – Chahon
      • Pose – Fashiowl – Calm Storm
      • Jeans – Blueberry – Capri Jean
      • Boots – Modern Nostalgia – Kathy Boots
  • Top – Siss Boom – Velour – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Board prize

    Photo Location – Rainy Cafe


Lucky Board Score @ LSR

Lucky Board Gold @ LSR
Back in the day, my friend Daliah and I would spend all day running around the grid slapping boards, sitting in chairs, and finding the best freebies on the grid. Daliah had avatars in almost every letter and number so she was sure to score outfits for all of them.  They had different personalities and styles.  Whew, that was a lot of work.  Desi, however, has always just been one avatar, and all her lucky scores are the reason you get lost upon teleport…because her inventory is carrying around lucky chair items since 2006!

Sadly, Daliah returned to RL and took all her avatars with her.  But, I am keeping the pace and have a few favorite haunts that have produced beautiful threads.  I’ve already raved about Siss Boom’s FREE NGN lucky chairs here, but today I am going to take you to another of my other favorite haunts…LSR.  There is a 99L buy in, ladies, BUT, I promise you, it’s worth the cost.  You get so much FREE stuff by being a member!!!

Both the Sexy Shakia outfit and Yamileh boots in this outfit are from the lucky boards.  LSR also has amazing group gifts and 50% VIP Exclusives (limited copies), and right now, VIPS can get a 300L credit for the store.  My blogging sister, Aline, blogged about that sweet deal here.

I’ve done a wee close up so you can appreciate the nice detail of these boots!!!
A Closeup of the boot detail.

The Aqua Sexy Shakia is a matching top and skirt and comes in the following sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis

The aqua Yamileh boots come in the following sizes:

  •  Maitreya
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Top & Skirt  – LSR Sexy Shakia in Aqua (Free lucky board prize, 99L Group Fee)
Necklace & Earrings – Cazimi Valentine’s Set
Boots – LSR Yamileh in Aqua (Free lucky board prize, 99L Group Fee)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Evo X Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka EvoX 
Lipstick – Shiny Stuffs – Sassy Berry 2 for EVoX
Nails –  Cazimi J’adore Nails in Classic Colors Glossy
Hair – Truth Scout

Pose – STUN Itainara 

Studio – (personal land) Memories Photo Studio (Image Photography)


Fabulous Finds 01.29.22 Edition

ARMAND APPAREL - THE FLAMINGO HANDBAG

Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @ Armand Apparel

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Here Comes the 4L Bride!

A Blushing Bride for Just 4L

Love is in the air and SL’s wedding season approaches.  Valentine’s Day weddings have a been the seasonal kick off since the beginning of time (well, virtual time, anyway).  But, what’s a bride to do if she doesn’t have oodles of Linden to spend on her special day?  Never fear, Desi is here!

I set out to create an entire wedding outfit for less than 200L including dress, shoes, hair, flowers, jewelry, makeup, and a pose. I had two rules: the outfit would have to be something I would actually wear and the items couldn’t be part of a weekly/weekend special so they’d be available to our FabFree Readers if they wanted to check them out.  In the end, this amazing outfit only cost FOUR (4!) Linden!!! (Plus a group join fee!)

Assembling an elegant bridal package was a harder task than I could have imagined, but thanks to hints and tips from my blogging sister, Jacx Broome-Waverider, I ended up with a beautiful ensemble to reflect my own tastes in bridal finery.

First, I had to say yes to a dress.   I hopped on over to Siss Boom because I remembered seeing a white gown on the Lucky Boards.  You can read more about my obsession with Siss Boom‘s FREE no-group lucky boards here.  It took about 20 minutes, but HOORAY!  I found a beautiful simple white gown named Wayward.  It’s elegant and comes in two styles – sheer and solid.  I am wearing shear.  The solid version has modesty backing to the top.  Cost : FREE!!!

Dress Sizes:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP

Next came hair.  Jacx reminded me that No-Match recently had a bun posted as the group gift. We teleported over to find a new group gift, but quickly made our way to the VIP room.  The group gift was not actually a bun, but, rather, hair attachments (called No-Embrace) that could be used with bridal hair. However, in perusing the fabulous room of VIP Gifts, I found No_You Rock which is my style of a messy but classy updo complete with pearls in it.  I paired that with the No-Embrace Pearls accessory to create a pretty head of hair for the wedding outfit.  Price: two free group gifts with 50L join.

Beloved & Truth Closeup

I tried to find a nice veil for cheap, but didn’t score.  The ones I tested off of MP were, well, circa 2006.  I did, however, find a pretty Pearl and Pewter Tiara from Nightfairy.  You have to fiddle a little with it, but, overall, it works.  Cost: 1L

For jewelry, I stalked MP for a good hour to find something pretty.  I found two sets from Beloved that I liked, but settled on the Teardrop set in Silver because it matched the Tiara.  Cost: 1L

For flowers, I found a simple but pretty bouquet at Wedding Princesse on MP that is currently being offered as a dollarbie.  This really is a no-frills bouquet, but you only need it for a hot minute before the dancing begins!  Cost: 1L

For shoes, I found LaPerla’s Apple Sandal for Maitreya in White on MP.  They are simple and pretty, but you really can’t see them under the dress. Cost: 1L

Finally, to strike a pose for my official wedding album, Jacx sent me to MP to An Lar poses where for 0 Linden, I picked Like a Lady #4.  Cost: FREE!!!

Total Cost for this outfit and pose?  4L (plus 50L group fee for No-Match)

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom Wayward Gown in White (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Heels – LaPerla Apple Sandal (1L on Marketplace)

Jewelry

Necklace & Earrings – Beloved Teardrop Set in Silver (1L on Marketplace)
Tiara – Nightfairy Pearl & Pewter Tiara (1L on Marketplace)
Hair Accessories – No-Match No-Embrace Pearl Accessory (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No-Match No-You Rock (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose – An Lar Poses Like a Lady (Free Gift on Marketplace)


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Sitting Pretty with Siss Boom

 

Sitting Pretty with Siss Boom

SL Fashion has changed so much since I logged in for the first time in 2006. But, what hasn’t changed is our desire to find classy unique clothing.

I’ve been a lover of Siss Boom ever since Designer Lestat Reuven opened her doors fifteen years ago. I absolutely love her fresh pretty style AND her affordable clothing! Her whole main line is so different and classy in a range of pastels that speak to a softer, gentler look.

What’s even better is that the Siss Boom group is only L50 to join, and she is always putting out amazing group gifts while leaving previous group gifts up for grabs to new group members. She also runs gorgeous limited special collections like Winter Softly.

While I’ve maxed out my groups in SL and play “group list Jenga” at least three times a week, I can honestly say, hands down, Siss Boom is one of my favorite groups and has never been considered for a cut.

Back in the day, we only had 10 (TEN….TEN!) group spots, and we were excited when they raised it to 25. Now, maxed out at 70 seems like a chore. Why can’t it be 100???? Are you out of group room, too? No problem, you can still slap Siss Boom‘s Lucky Boards for FREE!!!

I can’t tell you how many nice gifts I’ve received through Siss Boom‘s very generous wall of lucky boards. There are at least 30 boards on the main wall, and on Saturday, when Siss Boom is closed for Sabbath (Sundown to Sundown, Friday through Saturday, EST), her outpost has lucky boards on a large wall and on a smaller vestibule wall.

To write this post, I stood at Siss Boom for about 30 minutes today and collected 7 gifts from the board. They were all beautiful, but I really fell in love with this outfit. The Crochet Dress in Creamy can be worn with or without flexi attachments (we old school avies have a lost love for the flexi ;p). The pack also includes mirrors of the attachments so you can choose how to wear them.

So, if you want to spend some time sorting inventory and want to add to your personal collection, head on over to Siss Boom and get some fabulously pretty new duds from those very lucky boards!

Sizes:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom Crochet Dress in Creamy (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Boots – Mangula Super Regia Heels

Jewelry

Necklace & Earrings – Earthstones Vintage Pearls 

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Exile Lovefool

Props

Camp Canoe in Summer Breeze: Trompe Loeil


Fabulous Finds 01.06.21 Edition

THIS IS WRONG Painted ears - gift of the month!

Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join @ This is Wrong

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Pearlescent New Year

Pearlescent New Year
Hiya, need a New Year’s Eve dress? How about a free one? Jacx has once again been stalking the lucky boards 🙂 For a glamorous gown.

Love My Pearls

Slipping in a quickie for you all, trying to beat the New Years’ clock. Siss Boom as you know has a ton of lucky boards up, with all types and styles of goodies. Among the boards are several formals. My absolute favorite is the free Siss Boom Keyhole dress. This wonderful free formal is one piece that looks like 2, curve-hugging, sexy black with a cut-out “keyhole” in the back. And lots of shiny pearls on the top, to make this anything but a normal black formal. All it takes to own this lovely gown or any of the other gowns on the free boards. Pop right on over to Siss Boom and wait for your letter to show. No group is needed for these free boards. As a heads up, Siss Boom closes Friday at sundown till Saturday at sundown.

 Sizes

  • Fitted Mesh
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Alpha Top & Bottom

That’s a wrap for today. See you all soon 🙂

Jacx

Jacx Is Modeling

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom Keyhole Gown Black (Free/Lucky Board/No Group Required)
Shoes – Essenz Bangalore Pack 1

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – LeLukta Avalon Evo X Head
Head Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM
Body Skin – Not Found Toffee BOM
Hair – Truth Soiree
Tattoo – Carol G  Smile Tattoo, Heart Backside. Flowers Leg Tattoo, Bridah Foot Tattoo,
Tattoo – HORL Faith Tattoo, Arm Orn Tattoo, Do It With Love Tattoo, Triangle Flower Tattoo, Underline Boob Tattoo
Tattoo – Letis Tattoo Salabhas Lower Back
Modesty Cover – iPeench Lace Modesty Cover Set, Marketplace
Ears – Swallow Charm Ears 
Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Dara BOM EVO X #04( Candy Cane Hunt 1L/Group Required/Group Join Fee 50L./Non-Group Price 25L.) Shown By Aline Here.
Lipstick – Alaskametro Earthtones Lip Applier Evo X
Rings – Ysoral Luxe Wedding Ring Sabine 
Rings2 – Vibing Corina Rings, Destiny Rings
Nails – Alme Mesh Stiletto Nails & Add On’s Glam & Pearls
Headband – Cae Pearl Headband
Jewelry – Cae Simplicity Pearls Collection Marketplace
Choker – Cae Presley Necklace 2 Marketplace

Pose – Heart Poses It’s Wine O’Clock #3 Marketplace
Backdrop – Created By Me
Sim – Private