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New City

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“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”
― Charlotte Eriksson

My friend and I went sim exploring and ended up at Tralala’s Diner. It’s this little city street with vendors and it’s raining hard and there is this urban “crunch” about it. It made me think of this quote about how I like to wander new places… but I never really intend to stay in them. I’m always bound to go home. That’s just who I am.

An outfit for the city…

I found a new outfit, perfect for visiting city streets at Barbed Wire Kisses, courtesy of the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt. All the gifts in this hunt are free so I picked this one up for 0L. You get the top and the skirt (you can wear them separately) in several mesh sizes to suit your needs. I like the details of the rivets and the buckles that I think make this outfit super sexy.

Dress mesh size compatibility:

  • 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 – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DeLa – Charlotte
Necklace – Goth1c0 – Gothic Elegant Necklace
Dress – Barbed Wire Kisses – CC Pyroa Outfit (Free/0L for the Cupid’s Conspiracy Hunt)
Stockings – AviCandy – Lace Back Seam (Classic Collection)

Sim Location – Tralala’s Diner

Astrids Signature


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Tuesday Trippin’

Tuesday Trippin'

I’ve always maintained that Tuesdays are worse than Mondays.  Mondays at least, you can brace yourself and expect the unpleasantness.  Tuesdays sneak up on you like “Ugh, here I am….I am Tuesday, and I contain many irksome things”, in a gritty and highly unpleasant voice.  Can you tell I had a kinda crappy day?  Never fear, SL freebies are here!

Pineapple of my Eye

The other day, Love posted about a group gift at Loki HERE.  I meandered over there not only because I loved the top she posted, but also because I’m a massive fan of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The actor who plays him, Tom Hiddleston, is like super dreamy.  Anyway, I digress.  At Loki, I found this insanely adorable fishnet top that has cheered me out of my Tuesday funk.  You can change the little fruits with a few clicks to cherries, bananas, or even strawberries.  I went pineapple for some extra vitamins!  You can join the Loki group for free!

Sizes

  • Altamura
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Eve Pulpy
  • Eve Slim
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP

On Trend

I paired my top with this sleek pencil skirt that I picked up as a group gift at Asteria Creations.  They’ve got a heck of a lot of gifts out right now for free with their free group join.  It’s almost overwhelming!  There are dresses, tops, leggings, jackets… Your inventory will thank you!  This skirt can be paired with so many things, that I’m fairly certain I’ll get all sorts of use out of it!

Sizes

  • System Layers
  • XXS – L with an Alpha

Peace out Tuesday.  You almost won this round, but it’s all coming up Aline!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Loki Fishnet Top (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – Asteria Creations Sequin of Trend White Black (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jacket – Blueberry Kimi Jacket
Shoes – Empire Heather
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Sn@tch Ultra Gloss Lipstick
Hair – Truth Tinsley
Nailpolish – Nylon Outfitters – Celestial Nails
Sim – Comhar Public Photo Studio

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Rocking the Unboxing

Rocking the Unboxing

I was hanging around in my photo studio after one of my shopping jaunts.  I generally hate unpacking things after these (frequent) sprees.  Do you have that issue too?  I unpack and then try on my new stuff right away to get over the trauma of all the unboxing my poor little fingers have to go through 😉  The fact that my finds are often free helps me through this tedious task too!

Dark Beauty

My look today is inspired by the fun finds I uncovered at Beauty of Darkness.  This store specializes in the darker side of fashion (hence the name of the store – duh Aline) and they have a generous number of free gifts out as well as a few lucky chairs.  I picked up the Mad Cat socks and the Beauty in Darkness top for free by joining the free group!  They’ve got all sorts of stuff you can mix and match for a bit of a goth look.  Also, yay cats!  The top and tights are appliers and come with Classic System Layers, a TMP applier, and an all-in-one HUD that has options for most mesh bodies.

Another Day, Another Scandal

I was revisiting a few hidden gems in SL, and headed back to Julia’s Scandal.  They’ve got all sorts of new free gifts out including this super adorable and frilly skirt (it comes with a matching bra).  The Venus skirt has several HUD options, including a few lacy looks, and different colours.  Love it!  The Julia’s Scandal group is currently free to join!

Sizes

  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Standard Fitted Mesh

/me surreptitiously hides the other boxes to be unpacked under the couch.

I’m just going to keep this outfit on for a bit longer!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top– Beauty of Darkness Beauty in Darkness (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – Julia’s Scandal Venus Skirt (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Stockings – Beauty of Darkness Mad Cat Socks (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – MOoH Combat Boots Roses
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Sn@tch Hollow Lipstick
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Magika Shine
Nailpolish – Nylon Outfitters Celestial
Sim – Private

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A Hot Fuss

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I had stopped by Hot Fuss as part of the Womenstuff Hunt and picked up their hunt prize, but while I was there, I also checked out the group gifts and was pleased to discover some goodies that I didn’t want to pass up.

Gifts Galore!

Hot Fuss has a wall of gifts for their free to join group, as well as gifts for other common Second Life groups. I picked up the free “Jane” skirt which you can get with your Hot Fuss group tag. It comes in all the usual body sizes.

Skirt sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza

Shoes too!

While I was at Hot Fuss, I also noticed that I could get a free pair of heels, as they had out an SL frees & Offers group gift. I quickly donned my free group tag and picked up the free Amiina heels. These come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreya, and TMP feet.

Keeping it warm.

I was then back on the trail of the Womenstuff Hunt, but this time I stopped by Winterwood Designs and picked up the Skullz Puffy Jacket. This cute free jacket (once you find the little red t-shirt) comes in several versions. You can wear it with or without the t-shirt, the t-shirt comes in three colors, and the jacket comes in two colors… so you have an opportunity for lots of variety. I’ve included a vendor advertisement below to show off this great gift!

Jacket sizes included:

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

Vendor Art, Not my artwork

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – ExileGina (past gift)
Jacket – Winterwood Designs – Skullz Puffy Jacket with Top (Free/0L for the WS Hunt)
Skirt – Hot Fuss – “Jane” Skirt 500 Member Group Gift (FreeGroup Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Hot Fuss – “Amiina” Platform Heels (Free SLF&O Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Meraki Islands

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Not Ready for Cold Weather

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Not ready for cold weather…

I’m not ready for cold weather. It got nippy here where I live and then the weather warmed up yesterday and it prompted me to look for warmer clothes in Second Life too. So I was really pleased when I saw that Kom‘s November group gift was this really pretty (and versatile) short skirt. It comes in all your favorite body sizes and includes a color change hud with 7 colors to choose from as well. I was partial to this teal color which I paired with a blueberry gift top that I blogged a while back that you can now get on the marketplace for just 1L.

Skirt sizes available:

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

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Something pretty

I wanted a little something extra to go with my outfit so I stopped by The Forge to see what was available. Sometimes in-store gachas hold sweet surprises. I discovered the Boadicea’s Necklaces and really liked the celtic look and fine detailing on them. I gave the 50L gacha a spin and pulled one of the commons in “rust” which matched my outfit very nicely. The rares were quite beautiful as well and would be worth a few extra pulls to try to nab one at just 50L per spin.

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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 – Spellbound – Toothbrush
Necklace – The Forge – Boadicea’s Necklace in Rust (50L in-store Gacha)
Top – Blueberry – Lace Tops (1L on the Marketplace)
Skirt – Kom – TT Miniskirt (Free Group Gift/Group is 20L to Join)
Boots – Roped Passions – Wedge Riding Boots in Brown

Sim Location – Pantheon, The Golden Leash (adult sim)

Astrids Signature

 


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I Couldn’t Say Hell No!

I Couldn't Say Hell No!

Oh.  Em.  Gee.  Hello Fab Free!

I am so excited to be here!  As Love said in her introduction post HERE, I have been a reader of this amazing blog for 3 years.  I, just like many of you I’m sure, check the blog daily for those fabulous deals and gorgeous finds.  And now, here I am!  I’m just tickled pink!

I gotta say, these bloggers make it look easy, but scouring the grid for a fab look sure is a heck of a task.  I want to thank all the Fab Free bloggers for tirelessly seeking out awesome looks for us fashionistas (and fashionistos… is that a word?) to keep us looking gorgeous.  I will do my best to keep up with these well-heeled bloggers!

Hell Yes!

Even though my cute shirt says Hell No, I couldn’t say no to Love when she asked me to join the Fab Free Blog Team!

I jumped straight into the task and found this adorable belly-baring top for a Group Join of 50L at Abrasive .  They have several other gifts out, so the price is well worth it!  This tee comes in sizes from XXS to L and has an alpha layer included.

A Bit of Shine

To complement my new top, I added this free copper skater skirt from Sweet Thing.  The group is free to join .  They also have a few other cute gifts out, which are all quite lovely!

Sizes:

Maitreya Lara
Belleza Isis, Freya & Venus
Slink Hourglass

More to Come…

Dear Fab Free’rs, this has been an absolute blast .  I am so stoked to be a part of this fashion family, and I can’t wait to find you more cool stuff all over the grid!

xox

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Abrasive  Hell No Mesh Tee (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to join)

Skirt – Sweet Thing Cleo Skirt (Free Group Gift – Group is Free to Join)

Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate

Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate

Eyebrows– Jumo Britani

Eyes– Mesange Goldmine

Hair –  Magika Feelings 

Eyeshadow – Sn@tch Morgana Gothic Eyeshadow

Lipstick – Mudskin Honey

Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo

Pose by Happy Dispatch

Sim – Private

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She’s a Vision

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“I’ll wait all night to meet her.
I’ll wait all night to see her smile.
I’ll wait all night to meet her.

She’s a vision, she’s a vision, she’s a vision…”

Visionary…

There’s a new group gift at Vision and you don’t want to miss out on this freebie. Just teleport to the Vision main-store and wear your store group tag to pick up the Tessa Jeans Skirt. It comes in a leopard print with a slightly purple sheen (so I paired it with an older lavender top that I had in my inventory) and the skirt is really gorgeous.

When you get to Vision, if you’re not already a group member, be aware that there are two store groups. One is free to join and that is the group that you need to get the group gift. The other is the VIP group and requires a fee. You can join the VIP group to get access to the lucky letter boards if you choose, but you don’t need the VIP group to get the group gift.

Skirt Sizes Available:

  • Classic XXS – L
  • TMP
  • 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
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Temptation Waits
Necklace – Goth1c0Gothic Elegant Necklace in Ocean (old gacha prize)
Top – LuasEnkara Top
Skirt – Vision – S&F Jeans Skirt Tessa (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – Union Jack

Astrids Signature


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By the Sea

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Sometimes I prefer to browse the Marketplace for goodies when I’m in that “stay at home” mood. I found a couple of nice Marketplace gifties that are sure to brighten your day. Once I was ready to explore, I finished off with a group gift from one of my favorite Steampunk stores!

The perfect outfit

In doing a little Marketplace hunting I ran across this ZHO outfit by Petry Shop. It includes a shirt and skirt as separate pieces with nice detailing and great geometric textures! For only 20L, I snapped it up and didn’t have to leave my linden home. 🙂

Outfit sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

Strike a pose

I also picked up a gift pose from a little Marketplace store called Naomi Shop. This pose, called Naomi Gift Pose, is perfect for photography, and is just 10 little linden. If you take pictures in Second Life, you’ll want to add it to your inventory!

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By the sea

My pretty seahorse necklace is a free group gift by Pixel Box. You join the Pixel Box group free, don your new group tag, and pick up this pretty necklace. It includes a texture change hud, which I’ve included a picture of below so you can see the variety of choices you have!

As an extra special touch, the necklace is mesh body sized, and includes sizes to fit the following mesh body types: TMP, eBody, Maitreya, Eve (Slim & Pulpy), Belleza (Freya, Isis, & Venus), Slink (Hourglass & Physique), and Tonic.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Necklace –Pixel Box – Necklace Seahorse (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Outfit – Petry Shop – ZHO Outfit (20L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Pose – Naomi Shop – Naomi Gift Pose (10L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Chelsea by the Sea


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A Little Love

A Little Love

A little love…

Love is usually Love’s territory… but when I spied this little Love tattoo by QuatreTTocs on the marketplace I couldn’t resist it! It’s a mere 49L and it’s the cutest thing. It’s not over the top and its a nice addition to any outfit. When you purchase it, you’ll get an applier for Maitreya mesh bodies as well as an Omega applier.

That perfect skirt

I hadn’t been to Entice for a while and when I stopped by yesterday, I realized there were all sorts of new gifts out that I hadn’t caught up on! My favorite was this free West End Girls Skirt. It’s just a skirt right? But its the perfect skirt! At least I think so. I paired it with a pretty white top that I had picked up while shopping at JellyRoll the other day.

Skirt 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 – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – EMO-tions – Claudia
Tattoo – QuatreTTocs – Love Tattoo Red Heart (49L on the Marketplace)
Top – JellyRoll – Tiffany Blouse
Skirt – Entice – West End Girls Skirt Ombre (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Dimrill Dale

Astrids Signature


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A Ride in the Country

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I’ve been exploring again, and this time my dear friend took me horseback riding at a sim called Glanduin. You arrive and there are several areas on the sim where you can click a horse rezzer so that you can rezz a horse to ride to sight-see around the country side of the sim and its beautiful views!

I tried to put together a bit of a country girl look for the occasion, and with the help of a few lucky finds, I was able to do just that!

Three Tees!

Graffitiwear always puts out quality gifts each month, and August was no exception. They sent out three free fitmesh Tees with Maitreya autohide included as their August 2017 subscriber gift. (If you’re not a current subscriber just go to the store and slap that subsciber to get your gift.) For my picture, I donned the Tribal Tee, but I included a copy of the vendor add at the end of my blog post, so you could also see the Orange Tee and the Floral Tee as well. These fit like a charm and were so pretty!

Four skirts!

One Creations has out a generous free gift exclusively for FabFree group members. It’s a four pack of skirts in different colors. Like the Graffitiwear shirts, these skirts come in one fitmesh size, but I didn’t have any trouble getting them to fit as pretty as a picture. The four colors you get are brown (shown), red, blue, and black.

And shoes!

The Pirate Hunt also started today, so I stopped by Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes to see if there happened to be a pair of shoes I could work into my look. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the shoes for the hunt matched my outfit like a charm! For just 2L and a bit of hunting time, I picked up the Fara Fantasy flats. They come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreaya, and Classic feet, and could match a variety of outfits with their muted blue and brown color scheme.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

August Subscriber Gift- NOT MY ART (Vendor Advert)

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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 – Soonsiki – Glamour Doll no longer available
Necklace – Pixel Box – Steampunk Dreamcatcher Long Necklace (75L @ Pixel Box Design Emporium)
Top – Graffitiwear – August 2017 Subsciber Gift, Floral Gift Tee, Orange Gift Tee, Tribal Gift Tee (Free/0L/Subscriber Gift)
Skirt – One Creations – DQ Double Layer Lace Skirts (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Fantasy (2L for the Pirate Hunt 5)

Sim Location – Glanduin

Astrids Signature