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You Are Amazing

Amazing
Oh hello again! If you’re reading this, I want you to know that I think you’re amazing, just like it says on Pru’s shirt! Seriously, I appreciate each and every one of you. Speaking of amazing, this outfit I think qualifies as amazing also. The top and cargo pants are a current FREE group gift at NyDesign. With this gift you’ll get the pants and top in several mesh sizes, and a color/texture change hud that lets you pick from 3 color choices (maroon, navy blue, dark green) and the pants can be solid or a camouflage pattern. Additionally there are options for the metal bits on the belt and pockets. In my opinion the best part of the hud however is the option to choose to have the alpha texture that creates the cutout letters in the top be toward the back or toward the front. This helps to keep it from interfering with other alpha textures you might be wearing, such as the ones in most long hairstyles. The NyDesign group is FREE to join and there are several group gifts still available, including the one in my previous post “Bronze.”

Mesh Sizes Included:  Ebody, TMP, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair w/Hat – #taketomiWEST – Esha – Naturals

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears

Skin – Essences – Digby

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Top & Pants – [NyDesign]  You Are Amazing – HUD Driven – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Mayflower – FREE Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join *Still Available /Originally Shown Here

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by Signature Poses

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Special Snowflake

Special Snowflake
Hey There Fab Free! I have been lost in the land of Real Life for a few days, and while it was fun, I’m glad to be back. Sometimes there’s nothing better than cozy familiar places. Fab Free is definitely one of my cozy familiar places. I miss it when I’m gone. In the spirit of “I’m-happy-to-be-back” I’ve got a quick post with new gift from Dead Dollz to share with you.

It’s not a secret that I love pin-up styles. So needless to say, I was uber excited to see this tie front sweater group gift at Dead Dollz. I love the big gold polka-dots and the pale pink sleeve cuffs. The best part by far however is the glittery phrase scrawled across the back. Yep, it says “Special Snowflake.” Love it. The gift comes in a single mesh size specifically for the Maitreya Lara body. The Dead Dollz group has a one time join fee of 250 linden. You will need to wear a Dead Dollz group tag to get this gift.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – enVOGUE – HAIR Veronica – Diversity

Hair-base – enVOGUE – HAIRBASE Catwa

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

EyesIKON Hope Eyes – Storm

SkinEssences – Nyx (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Somber

Top – .::Dead Dollz::. Gigi Sweater – Special Snowflake – FREE Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join

Shorts – #EMPIRE – Jeans Shorts

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Feeling Mouthy!

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Sometimes you feel… mouthy.

Today I feel a bit mouthy. You know, sometimes you just have to get it ALL out there in the open and tell it like it is. There’s no stopping you and then… of course later you know you’re going to pay for it… but luckily I found this great top that can just be mouthy for me!

Stopping by Ashmoot!

So I stopped by Ashmoot where I was able to pick up two great gifts and it didn’t cost me a single Linden!

First I picked up this terrific sweater (the one that made me feel so mouthy 😉 ). It’s Ashmoot‘s FREE FabFree Group Gift offering. Just wear your FabFree Group tag and pick this gorgeous mesh sweater up. It comes in all the standard sizes and includes an alpha layer as well.

I also picked up the matching shorts! These are applier shorts and you can get them by wearing the Ashmoot group tag. The Ashmoot group is also FREE to join, making this gift FREE as well. You’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega as well as a couple of system layers as well!

Just be careful not to let your mouth run away with you while wearing this great outfit 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Sweater – AsHmOoT – Acc Coll_Short Sweatheer_Mouth/ R&G (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shorts – AsHmOoT – Ling_Cotton Shorts/ R&G (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Private Location

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Nefarious Plans

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Even villains have day jobs.

Neckwarmer Man blew my cover… again. So the earmuffs are gone. But thankfully KoKoLoRes Hair has out a new group gift for January, which means I have a new hairdo. Just call me “Spike.” That old moniker just wasn’t me. And I think I like the name Dillon too… after the hair… as my other Alias. Got to have a lot of aliases when your in the business of crime. Crime and coffee that is. And I’ll be serving up your coffee at the local coffee and tea bar here at Tanya’s.

The shirt off the rack.

They say you have to blend in. Look normal. Especially if you’re running the day shift at a coffee bar when Neckwarmer man is hot on your trail. So I stopped by MOoh! and picked up the latest FabFree Gift. I didn’t even have to steal it, as it was already FREE. Can you believe that? They just leave this stuff lying around. It even came in four colors, fitmesh, and sizes for Maitreya and Slink bodies.

On the lookout…

I know that guy will never give up… wait… did that customer just take an extra creamer for his coffee? See! There are worse villains than me! At least I serve the coffee hot while I plot my nefarious plans. Okay, semi-hot. I don’t want the customers getting spoiled.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – KoKoLoReS Hair – Dillon VIP gift Jan 2017 (Free Group Gift/0L/250L)
Sweater – MOoH! – Sasha Sweater zigzag (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join) first seen blogged here by Love.
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Tanya’s Coffee Shop & Bar

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Gray Day

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I want to show you a quick gift before it’s no longer available!

Are you doing your advents?

I have an advent to add to your list of must stop trips! If you are a member of Meva, this generous creator has set out an Advent too! One gift each day, just stop by and pick it up! The group join fee is 100L, but you’ll be getting a gift each day for stopping by!

I teleported to the Meva this morning and picked up this beautiful gray turtleneck sweater with its lush velvety texture as my gift! It only came in one size, but it fit my Maitreya body perfectly. So I believe it is a Maitreya fit. You could probably get it to fit other mesh bodies or a standard body with some fiddling.

Happy Advent Hunting!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (formerly at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Listen
Sweater – Meva – Flausch Pullover Grey (FREE/0L/Day 12 Advent/Group is 100L to Join)
Jeans – Maitreya – Mesh Flare Jeans

Sim Location – Private

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The Barber Shop

Barber Shop

A new Sweater.

Byrne has out this great new FREE sweater as their group gift (the group is FREE to join) and you can pick it up before heading off for more winter travels. The gift package includes all the standard sizes, a good quality alpha, and the men’s sweater in black or gold. It’s quite stylish. And style was what was what seemed appropriate as I traveled to “The Village” for my afternoon jaunt.

It was snowing.

It was snowing so I ducked into a little barber shop. It got me remembering that first haircut we all invariably get as children — you know the one… where you cry and your mother takes a picture of the entire traumatic event? It seems, though, that haircuts or at least hairstyles seem to be milestones for changes in our lives.

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel.

The importance of a haircut.

I ran across this quote on google while exploring this little barbershop and it made me reflect a moment, because I have to think that the quote (if Coco Chanel did indeed say it) doesn’t only apply to women. A lot of men get life changing haircuts as well.

Many important milestones come with trips to the salon or at least personal stylings —  such as dances or weddings… and I’m sure the fellas (not just the ladies) get shimmied up with a fresh haircut too. In some cultures the cutting of hair is deeply spiritual, so I took this picture of myself at this quaint little Barber Shop in my brand new Freebies (and I’ve got one more to tell you about) and thought about the changes that are in store for Astrid and I as the new year approaches. We will certainly have some stories to tell you.

The Beaded Bracelet

Did you catch the fancy new bracelet I was sporting? That’s courtesy of Cold Ash, and is their November L’Homme Magazine reader’s gift. The L’Homme Magazine group is Free to join and you can pick up many free gifts from many stores across the grid, including this free bracelet which comes in a left or right version as well as a standard or TMP version. It is black with a couple of brown beads on it to make it extra versatile. And it’s a nice touch to a classic outfit. Every gentleman needs a little extra now and then.

I won’t be getting my hair cut today. But I enjoyed my wander around this shop. There are changes in store for Astrid and I in real life. All good stuff. And we’re excited about sharing our adventures here… and there… with all of you.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Bracelet – Cold Ash – Mens Mokane Bracelet (Free L’Homme group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Sweater – Byrne – Nan Mens Sweater (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – The Village & Bar Deco

Astrids Signature_Loki


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It’s a Red Sweater Day

Red Sweater DayToday was definitely a big cozy sweater day for me. I wanted nothing more than to curl up on my sofa, have some coffee or maybe some warm tea and watch movies… all day. This sweater from BlackRose is exactly the type of sweater I envision for these sort of days. What better hairstyle than this one by Runaway to go with an over-sized sweater?! I love bun hairstyles because I think they have the effect of “look how cute my hair is” without much effort.

To get this red knit sweater by BlackRose for FREE, wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and head over to the BlackRose main store. Once inside, you’ll see a little gift table on the wall to the left. While wearing your Fab Free group tag, click the little gift bag on the shelf and your FREE gift will be delivered to you. This baggy, cowl necked sweater comes in standard mesh sizes.

To complete the look, you’ll need this FREE hairstyle from Runaway as well. You can pick up this FREE gift at the current round of Hairology. As it’s been mentioned before, Hairology is celebrating their first anniversary. The event is a year old, and you’ll find several gifts that are freebies and dollarbies. Included with this gift hairstyle is an “essentials” color change hud that has a nice variety of hair colors.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Runaway – [RA] Jade Hair – Essential – FREE Gift @Hairology

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Skin/Head Applier –  Essences – Tony Gacha #7 – Coming Soon to Shiny Shabby

Sweater – BlackRose Loose Short Sweater Red – FREE FabFree Group Gift 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Indigo

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Circa 1998

Circa 1998
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy the past weekend. I personally have been thankful for the reprieve from Real Life that Second Life offers. As it’s been mentioned multiple times already, sweater season is in full swing, and I’m never tired of hearing that. If given a choice, I’ll take sweater weather over any other type of weather! With that in mind, I was out shopping recently and came across a group gift at The Little Bat that I hadn’t seen before. This group gift sweater was the inspiration for this look, instant ’90s nostalgia for this girl! A grunge rock anthem playing in my mind I found a lace choker from CHAIN on the Marketplace, and finished the look with a gift hairstyle by Alice Project that I picked up at Hairology.

This over-sized black sweater with plaid accents is exactly the kind of sweater I want to wear with some leggings while I curl up, have a cup of coffee, and read a book or binge watch my favorite tv show. I also think it’s totally cute with jeans and some boots. It’s the perfect “Netflix and Chill” kind of sweater. The best part its, it’s FREE at The Little Bat, just gotta join the group and wear your tag. The Little Bat group is FREE to join. With the sweater you’ll also get a color change hud that allows you to choose between a few color options to change the color of the plaid parts of the sweater.

With the plunging neckline of my sweater, and that sort of ’90s style, I wanted to wear a choker style necklace. CHAIN has this perfect pretty lace choker available for 1 linden on the Marketplace. I think the detail of this choker is beautiful. Also, it has a color change hud that will let you change the lace from black to white, and the choker has resize scripts so you can adjust the size by clicking it. I have to admit, I kinda want to wear this choker with everything!

Finally, I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Hairology is celebrating their first Anniversary round. As a bonus, most of the participating designers have FREE or dollarbie gifts out to celebrate! The hair pictured is one of two gift hairstyles from Alice Project. The Alice project gift is FREE. In their gift you’ll get two hairstyles, Kelly (shown), and Nicki II, both styles have a “winter compilation” color change hud with a generous number of options. I think just about everyone would be able to find a hair color in the hud that suited their personal style. Needless to say, you won’t want to miss out on this or the other gifts at Hairology.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Alice Project – Kelly – Winter Compilation – FREE Gift @Hairology 

Skin/Head ApplierEssences – Tony – Currently @The Liaison Collaborative

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

EarsMandala – FEMALE[MANDALA]Stretched EARS-OMIMI

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Face PiercingsGrimKitteh – ::GK:: Carbon Fiber  –  Kitteh Whisker Piercings 

Choker – CHAIN – Lacey Choker – Dollarbie on the Marketplace 

SweaterThe Little Bat – !TLB – Felicity Sweater w/ HUD – FREE Group Gift 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Diesel Works

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Ready for Cold Weather

In the Mood

Our Fabulous Designers have been fabulously generous, and I’m here showing off another FabFree Group gift today… this time from The Man Cave.

What you get.

Are you ready for fall? This FREE gift will have you warm and cozy and thinking fall and winter weather. It’s a terrific sweater in a warm burgundy color with an attached scarf, all one piece for easy fitting. It comes in all the standard sizes with its own alpha for standard avatars. You can also pick up the FREE gift in a Slink fit as well.

How to pick it up.

To get this fabulous gift, be sure you are a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group. Just copy and paste secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about into local chat and join the group for FREE.

Then teleport over to The Man Cave where you can pick up your gift. You’ll need to pay the vendor 1L, but your 1L will be immediately refunded to you, making this great gift absolutely FREE.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – The Man Cave – Negan Sweater Classic Fall A (Free FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join) *pay vendor 1L and 1L will be immediately refunded
Pants  – Rispetto Designs – Bruce Rolled Mesh Jeans – Dust Worn Jeans
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Paramour

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Tip Your Hat to Style

Tip Your Hat to Style

I really have to tip my hat to the creators who are participating in the Menstuff Hunt. The prizes this round are outstanding as usual. I ran across a new-to-me designer – Hot Fuss – and was pleased to come away with two items – not only the hunt gift, but also a lucky letter chair gift.

The Hat.

If you stop by Hot Fuss, you’ll be able to pick up this men’s fedora as part of their contribution to the Menstuff Hunt. It’s an excellent design in a fedora style and yours for only 1L and a little hunting time. It’s sure to add class and style to most any outfit. I didn’t have any trouble adjusting it to fit my head, and it looked great over the top of my usual hairbase.

The Sweater.

While I was at Hot Fuss, I noticed they had out two lucky letter chairs. No group is required for either and they are completely FREE. One is for the ladies, but the other is for us menfolk. My letter came up while I was hunting down my hat and I was able to pick up this Tristan sweater in all the standard mesh sizes. It even includes a color change hud with three color choices. I’m showing you the fawn color, as that matched the hat, but it also included a really nice navy and a coal shades all in this traditional diamond print.

The cut, flow, and fit of the mesh shirt is excellent, and it would be well worth checking to see if your letter would come up. The chair was on a short timer, so your wait might not be too long.

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The Necklace.

It never hurts to add a final touch to a classic outfit. I made a stop by etham to see what they had as their Menstuff Hunt prize and was pleased to discover a finely crafted Chainmail Cross as the gift. It is a FREE gift. Just find the iconic blue t-shirt and pay 0L and it is yours to add to your inventory.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace – etham – Chainmail Cross Necklace (0L for the Menstuff Hunt)
Hat – Hot Fuss – “Indy” Fedora (1L for the Menstuff Hunt)
Shirt – Hot Fuss – Tristan Sweater with color change hud (FREE Lucky Letter Chair/No group needed)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Paramour

Astrids Signature_Loki