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Shopping Day @ Key Style, Ysoral, & Something New!

Fabulous Sunday Finds!

Sundays used to be “shopping day” in SL. Oh, who am I kidding? Every day is shopping day in SL!! But, back in the times of old, my friends and I would gather together at someone’s land and rez out our pose stands for an unpacking party. We’d be brutally honest about the good, bad, and ugly. Sadly, all of my pals have dropped off the grid over the years, but I still hold true to this Sunday tradition.

I am a huge fan of weekly events, and I am pretty certain I belong to all of them: Fifty Linden Friday, Hello Tuesday, Secret Sale Sunday, Glorious Days, 60L Saturday…the list goes on and on. The perk is that you can find great deals but the downside is you have to be quick and hope it’s RL payday before the day or weekend kicks off.

One perk to all weekly sales has been finding new designers and new groups with awesome gifts (again, remind me to ask LL for more group space!). I decide to love a designer based on what they put up for sale on those special weekly events. Are they tossing up their old designs circa 2013 or are they putting up fresh new styles to lure me in?

Today’s outfit is inspired by Glorious Days and Secret Sale Sundays. While these deals might not be there when you get there, they showcase the kinds of items these designers put out. I also poked around at the group gifts to see if the cost was worth it, and determined if there were other elements I liked about the designer’s work. Both events require free group membership, and Secret Sale Sundays requires the use of a transportation HUD.

There were a lot of hot deals to sort through today, and I couldn’t decide which designers to feature! Some Sundays are “meh” but today was a treasure trove. Through Secret Sale Sundays, I found this adorable short set from a shop I never heard of before…Key Style Store! I chose to blog this one because it proves the point of finding new designers through the weekly events. The Marigio outfit has three pieces with a 6 color HUD so you can mix and match. It also includes white sandals which match the whole outfit no matter what colors you pick. Check out the listing below for sizes. You don’t need to be a member of the Group to get the Secret Sale Sundays pricing, but at an affordable L50, you will have access to some really sweet new threads designed for VIPs.

In the Glorious Days event, I found a pretty bracelet to match this outfit at another designer I never knew about: Ysoral. The Luxe Bracelet Alex comes with a HUD where you can customize each part of the bracelet and correct the sizing. This was L1 if you were a member of the Glorious Days group.

Ysoral Bracelet

 

The prop set was also coveted through a listing on Glorious Days. The Cowgirl Saloon Booth was L50 and the cowgirl pose set was L60. While I’ve been to Something New a million times in the past 15 years, I don’t think I realized how awesome their group gifts were. The group is free, and right now there is a sexy couples pose and a delightful single pose with mirrors. The LM will take you the main portal for the land, but there is a TP board right there to click to get over to the store.

Overall, I had an epic Sunday full of great deals and surprises. If you want to come hang at my place, we can spend the next seven hours unpacking boxes!

Sizes for Marigio

Short Set:

  • Maitreya
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy

Shoes:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Legacy
  • Belleza

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Short, Top, Belt & Shoes– Key Style Store Marigio (50L for Secret Sales Sundays)
Bracelet – Ysoral Luxe Bracelet (1L Gift for Members of Glorious Days Group/Group is Free to Join)
Earrings – Earthstones Peace & Love Necklace & Earrings

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 – Truth Farryn

Props

Cowgirl Saloon – Something New (50L for Glorious Days Sales)
Cowgirl Poses – Something New (60L on Sale)


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Don’t Get Lost Getting Lucky! BoA’s Finery

Getting Lucky @ BoA!

Greetings, Fellow Fashionistas!  I am the “new” girl on the beat.  I’ve been in Second Life finding free fashions for 15 years, and I am excited to share all my classy finds with you!!

Back in the olden days of SL, there was only one kind of Lucky Chair. Everyone had it.  You’d stand at a store all day long hoping for your letter to come up.  Now, there are a ton of different “slappies” on the grid, and it’s hard to know where to go to find high quality pieces without breaking the Linden Piggy Bank.  Some places have awesome slappies but the group cost is too high, and others have free slappies but the products are circa 2007.

What’s an avatar to do?

Never fear, lads and lasses, I’ve got your six.  I went on a hunt to find a low cost, high quality designer with GOOD slappies and found BoA!  The group costs 10L to join, but just one slap of your letter or number makes that small cost worth it!

This outfit is fairly simple, but it showcases the fine work of BoA.  Called the BoA DeSign Package, the outfit is a peasant blouse and leggings. I have a custom shape, so I had to use my alphas a little for the blouse in the back.  The leggings (not shown) come with a generous color hud.  I loved the leggings but they didn’t pair nicely with these boots.

Sizes

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Hourglass
  • Venus
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Physique

I love when designers put out high quality slappies with HUDS and a variety of models.  BoA is a great start for those looking to get into the ever changing world of funtastic slappies!

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – BoA DeSign Package Belted Tee Shirt (Free Lucky Board Prize/Group is 10L to Join) 
Boots – [JANGKA] TITANIA Boots BROWN 

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
Pose –PoseAble Air Quotes


Sarcasm

Sarcasm

Alright Fab Free’rs, I have to say I really am not in to the whole concept of a New Year resolution. I’ve made them in the past, and struggled to keep up with them, and ultimately ended up feeling guilty or disappointed in myself if my resolution didn’t work out. I think we tend to put too much pressure on ourselves to become the best brightest shiny new version of ourselves just because it’s the start of a new trip around the sun. I am all for self betterment, I just think it has to happen in my/your own time.

ZFG

For this post, this group gift hoodie top from ZFG (Zero F*cks Given) just really summed up the concept of a New Year resolution for me. Sarcasm is also my favorite kind of ‘casm, whatever that means. lol The ZFG group is free to join, and this snarky shirt is free with your ZFG group tag. Since I know my cell phone covers up part of the text it reads “My New Year’s resolution is to reign in my sarcasm. Like that is going to happen.”.

Sizes Included: Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), MeshBody Legacy

Zombie Suicide

These glasses. Moons, stars, oversized lenses, these glasses from Zombie Suicide called out to me “Pru, you must take us home with you…”. Really, a must-have for me. They are the most recent group gift at Zombie Suicide, and the group has a 100 linden join fee. There are also past group gifts available. This gift has a color change hud as well that allows you to change the color of the frames, and the moon/stars so you can match these babies with everything.

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Camp Quarantine

Camp Quarantine

Hello hello Fab Free! Yes, you are seeing things correctly, I am wearing a top made from masks. Honestly, even though it does make me laugh, I do kind of hope that this will be the way to wear masks one day sooner rather than later. My quarantine fashion moment is courtesy of a new group gift at Worldwide. Also, Petrichor has two new group gifts, one of which is this delicate white mandala-like tattoo. You know how this works from here, I’ll give you more details below, and full credits at the end. Have a great weekend Fab Free’rs!

Worldwide 

Sometimes it’s good to find a little comic relief in whatever way you can. Yes, this top by Worldwide is good for a bit of a giggle, but it’s also cute for a warm sunny day. This “Quarantina” bra top is a free group gift at Worldwide. You can join their group for free as well. The top comes in the classic blue and white paper mask colors shown only, and quite a few sizes.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, MeshBody Legacy, Belleza Freya, KUPS, Kupra, Slink Hourglass

Petrichor

I love this pretty upper-arm tattoo from Petrichor. It’s one of their most recent group gifts. The Petrichor group is free to join, so no reason to pass this one up. The tattoo comes in BOM layers only with a regular version and an “etched” version. Also, a little side note, Petrichor is formerly The Plastik, so that’s the group you’ll be joining.

Credits: 

  • Hair – Clawtooth – Beach Babe 
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Tattoo – Petrichor – – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Top – Worldwide – Quarantina Bra – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Manicure – Beautiful Hustler – Past Group Gift 
  • Jeans – Blueberry – Authentic Classic Jeans – Ripped/Faded
  • Camper – Muniick – Vintage Coastline Camper – **Sneak Peak! Available 1/25 @Cosmopolitan 
  • Pose by Indigo
  • Photo taken at Otter Lake


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Eat the Darn Cake

Eat the Cake

Sometimes you just need to let go and eat the cake. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Definitely not afraid of a little indulgence, I happily gave in to my sweet-tooth and picked up this delicious looking cake at Cinoe. Secondly, while this sweater isn’t the same sort of indulgence, it feels like a splurge of the same kind of self gratification. It’s a recent group gift at Sentinus. I’ll let you know how to get your hands on both of these fabulous group gifts for free below.

Cinoe

This lovely little three-tier chocolate cake with fruit topping is a free group gift at Cinoe. The Cinoe group is free to join, and you can pick this sweet freebie up in the group notices or at the Cinoe main location. The cake is a decor/display item. It does not include any poses or animations. If you head to Cinoe and click the gift vendor while wearing your Cinoe group tag, you’ll get a folder with this chocolate cake gift and several other previous group gifts for free.

Cinoe Group: secondlife:///app/group/451c34ba-29f6-ba62-53bf-5e15f6634649/about

Sentinus

I’ll admit for a split second I thought to myself “Do I really need another sweater?” when I saw this free group gift at Sentinus, and I quickly put that thought out of my mind. No one needs that sort of negative self-talk. Of course I need another sweater, especially one as cute as this one! I really do like the fit of this sweater, and it has a ton of color/texture options making it a must-have. The Sentinus group is free to join also, so honestly, why not add another sweater to your wardrobe?!

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP, Maitreya Lara, Standard Mesh (xxs – L)

Sentinus Group: secondlife:///app/group/34baa9cc-74ff-b9d4-cd27-bc5a8b20605c/about

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Penny Lane
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Makeup – Veechi – Intense Liner
  • Lipstick – The Skinnery – Aquarelle Lipstick Kit – Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
  • Sweater – Sentinus – Katrin Shirt – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
  • Necklace – e.marie – Basic Witch Necklace
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Jeans – Blueberry – Authentic Jeans – Gray
  • Plated Cake – Cinoe – Star of Dawn – Chocolate Cake – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Pose by Belleposes
  • Photo taken at a private location

 


Technicolor Rainbow

Technicolor Rainbow

As much as I love winter, I have to admit this outfit has me daydreaming about warmer weather. Hello Fab Free’rs, I’m glad you’re here. For this post I’m really excited about the new group gift at MicRo, and Demicorn has out a group gift that I don’t know how I missed and can’t wait to share with you. Keep reading for all the whosits and whatsits and where and how.

MicRo

I really like this pleated skirt by MicRo a lot, mostly because it’s not a skirt but rather a skort. What’s a skort you ask? Skirt + short = skort. That’s right, there are mini-shorts under this mini-skirt. This free group gift has a color change hud with 4 solid color choices to pick from. Also, the MicRo store group is free to join.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, MeshBody Legacy, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Belleza (Freya, Venus, Isis)

Demicorn

I love a good lippie, in any life, and especially Second Life. This pretty matte lip color is part of a group gift applier set at Demicorn. The “Sugarplum” set has a range of lip colors in berry reds and blue-violets. The Demicorn group has a join fee of 100 linden, and there are quite a few group gifts available.

Appliers Included: Catwa, Genus

Credits:

  • Hair – Foxy – Haven – Currently at Collabor88
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Ears – PumeC – Meow
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine 
  • Eye Makeup – Veechi – Electro Liner
  • Lipstick – Demicorn – Sugarplum Lippies – Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
  • Shirt – SPIRIT – Ariana T-Shirt – White Rainbow
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Skort – MicRo – January GG Mini Skirt – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Manicure – Alaskametro – Pride Nail Art
  • Pose by Human Glitch
  • Photo taken at EDEN

 

 


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Make a Scene

Make a Scene

Hello there Fab Free’rs! We’re a week in to January and I’m already in need of some retail therapy. Surely I am not alone in this. January group gifts to the rescue! Seriously though, I feel like a badass boss babe in this group gift dress by Byrne, and these killer group gift sunglasses by Psycho Barbie. Keep reading for info on how to get both these fantastic gifts, and please excuse me while I go make a scene.

Byrne

I’m a big fan of the colorful brocade-like pattern on this dress from Byrne. It comes in this “berry” version shown, and a second equally awesome “purple” version. I’m also really digging the sleeve length and the mock-turtleneck. The Byrne group is free to join, and you can pick this free group gift up in the past notices. Also, there’s a matching men’s shirt group gift.

Sizes Included: Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara

Psycho Barbie

While scrolling through Flickr I came across the ad for these sunnies by Psycho Barbie and I had to have them. Had to. They are the latest group gift at Psycho Barbie, and they have quite a few style options for the lenses. Also they have resize scripts, hallelujah! The Psycho Barbie group has a join fee of 100 linden.

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Credits:

  • Hair  – Lamb – Heart
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • Eye Makeup – Demicorn – Angel Eye Shadow
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Glasses – Psycho Barbie – Yoko Glasses – Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
  • Lipstick – #Adored – Enamored Lips – Happy Hour Edition
  • Dress – Byrne – Britney Dress – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Manicure – e.marie – Mix&Match Coffin – Spaced Out
  • Lighter w/Hold Pose – Lavish – I’m a God Lighter – Scene – Silver/Black
  • Standing Pose  by Indigo
  • Photo taken at Backdrop City


In the Stacks

In the Stacks

Hello there Fab Free’rs! I have to say, I was so ready to see this super cute sweater dress group gift at ChicModa. Not only is it lovely on, it isn’t red, or green! I even got a compliment from my guy while wearing it. Right now you can join the ChicModa in-world group for just 25 linden. This dress is the January group gift, and there are past group gifts still available. Also, don’t forget to check out the group-only Lucky Letter boards while wearing your ChicModa group tag. Happy Shopping!

Sizes Included: Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara, MeshBody Legacy

Credits

  • Hair – Tram – JO731b Hair
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • Eye Shadow – Veechi – Eve Shadow – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Glasses – BONDI – The Story Teller Glasses – Classic
  • Lipstick – #ADORED – Enamored Lips – Happy Hour Edition
  • Jewelry – Cae – Erelah Collection – Currently @FaMESHed
  • Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Manicure – e.marie – Mix&Match Coffin – Dazzled Mauve
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Ring
  • Dress – ChicModa – Keileigh Sweater Dress – Free Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at Old Town

 


Christmas Time is Here

Christmas Time is Here

Where did the weekend go? By this time Friday it will be Christmas Day! Can you believe it? I’m half in denial myself. lol Two things that seem to go hand in hand for better or worse are Christmas and shopping. I finally worked my way through the behemoth that is the Holiday Shop & Hop event and as overwhelming as it can be, I have to admit it was worth it. My inventory now flooded with gifts, I thought I’d share a few with you.

If you’ve never gone to one of the Shop & Hop events before, there are a few things you should know. First, there’s no group needed for the gifts, just click the gift box at each of the designer’s booths. Second, there are eight sims to wander through. Yes, I said eight. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of shopping and hopping. For this post I chose to share the free Holiday Shop & Hop gifts by Eclectic Stars, Unicorn, and Infiniti. Enjoy, and happy shopping Fab Free’rs!

Eclectic Stars

When it comes down to it, one of the labels that could be used to describe me (and I think most of us in SL) is “gamer.” Eclectic Stars put out the perfect Christmas sweater for any gamer girl as their free Shop & Hop gift. It has a Christmas tree on it made entirely of Space Invader-style aliens. :O So cute!

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya Lara, eBody (Curvy, Classic), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Standard Mesh (xxs – L) + Alpha Layer

Unicorn

As a photographer and a blogger, I’ve got an ever-growing collection of backdrops and photo props and I like it that way. The free Shop & Hop gift by Unicorn is this fun wintery holiday outdoor setting complete with a snowman, evergreen tree, and a festively decorated front porch. If you’re in need of a cute backdrop for some holiday photos, don’t skip this one.

Infiniti

Finally, this pose with the snowball and falling snow are part of the free Shop & Hop gift by Infiniti. The gift includes a set of 3 poses that include a snowball prop. The falling snow is a wearable add-on, and I have to say I love the detail of the pretty snowflakes. Almost like shoes, I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as too many poses! For now I’m off to go see if I can’t sneak up on Blue with this snowball. Wish me luck! lol

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Snowfall

Snowfall

I’ve always thought of the notion of a first snowfall as something magical and wonderous, though admittedly that’s partly due to having experienced so few in my lifetime. That said, there are quite a few free gifts waiting on the Christmas tree inside the Cosmopolitan Sales event, and these delicate snow flurries by Persefona are my favorite. For this look I also picked up the free Cosmo gifts by Limited Addiction, IDTTY, and ARTE. I also happen to be wearing a cute little sweater dress by Rebel Hope that you can find inexpensively on the Marketplace. Keep reading for all the details.

Persefona

These pretty little snow flurries are an attachment by Persefona. You can get them for free at the Cosmo event by joining the event group and clicking the stockings on the Christmas tree just inside the entrance. The Cosmopolitan Sales event group is free to join. This wintery gift includes a resizer hud that lets you easily adjust the size of the snowy attachment.

Limited Addiction

My sassy cute knee-high socks and ankle boots are also free at Cosmo, courtesy of Limited Addiction. You’ll find them waiting on the Christmas tree with the many other free gifts. These sassy holiday themed shoes come with a texture change hud for the socks that lets you pick from a few holiday color combinations.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, MeshBody Legacy, Belleza Freya

IDTTY

Both my eye makeup and lip-color are part of the free Cosmo group gift by IDTTY. Their gift is a festive makeup “Jolly Days Collection” that includes 2 eye makeup looks, and 2 lipsticks. I’ve added the vendor photo below so you can get a look at both of these gorgeous holiday makeup looks.

Appliers Included: Genus, Catwa, Lelutka
IDTTY FACES - JOLLY DAYS

ARTE

Most skins include a browless option which makes experimenting with different brow shapes and colors a lot easier and more fun. The brows I’m wearing are the free Cosmo gift by ARTE. I think they look sleek and quite natural. In this free gift you’ll find BOM layer eyebrows in brown, light brown, dark brown, blond, red, and a tint-able version. Also there are Omega, and Catwa appliers, and a brow shaper included.

Rebel Hope

Finally, this pretty sweater dress is a Marketplace find by Rebel Hope. It’s just 25 linden and includes a color change hud for the ties and metal bits. If you’re interested in a color other than red, there are several to choose from. Each color is just 25 linden on the Marketplace.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Standard Mesh + Alpha Layer

Credits: 

  • Hair – Lamb – Stellar
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Ears – PumeC – December 2019 Group Gift
  • Eyebrows – Arte – Fiore Eyebrows – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Makeup – IDTTY – Jolly Days Collection – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Face Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Let it Go – Free Access Group Gift *Originally Shown Here
  • Body Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Sweater Dress – Rebel Hope – Tiffany Sweater Dress – Red – 25L on the Marketplace
  • Shoes & Socks – Limited Addiction – Ashley Boots – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Snow Flurries – Persefona – Snow Blizzard – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at Dya’s Southern Winter