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It’s Just Like Riding A Bike

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HORRAY for Friday! I am very much looking forward to a weekend of relaxing… Maybe I’ll even pull out my old ten speed and see if I can remember how to ride it.  I thought I’d try a little practice in Second Life first and took a trip down to Baja Shore.  Seems pretty easy here, hopefully I’ll follow suit on the real life version.  Wish me luck!

A Fine Friday

On this fine and sunny Friday afternoon, I am sporting the Lauren outfit by Scandalize that I picked up as a free Tres Chic group gift for this Anniversary round.  As Serena mentioned in her post [HERE] and [HERE], there are a ton of gifts to pick up with your free group join!  You can find this gift in particular at the Scandalize display at Tres Chic.

About Lauren

The Lauren outfit is a one piece outfit that includes the skirt and blouse together.  It also comes with a texture change hud that allows you to change both the top and bottom to several different patterns/colours with the click of a button.

Sizes included:

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

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Olympia
Dress – Scandalize Lauren (free Tres Chic Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Baja Shore

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More Gifts from… SQUIRREL!

Squirrel!

Happy Friday, fabulous readers! This coming Monday in the U.S. is Memorial Day, and many of us will have a much-needed 3-day weekend. And I am SO GLAD. This past week has been so hectic that I’m starting to feel like those dogs in the movie “UP.” So many distractions, and… oh look… SQUIRREL! 😄

More Gifts from Tres Chic

I’ve got 2 more gifts from the Tres Chic 2nd Anniversary round to show you today. The first is this fun and flirty dress from O V H. The Gisela dress is sized to fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies, and there is also one called “fitt,” which I believe must be for fitmesh (someone please correct me if I’m wrong). The fabric is nicely textured in what looks like denim, and the tie around the waist is beautifully wrapped.

You can also pick up this super cute pose called The Pace of Nature from LW Poses. It includes the little squirrel prop, but since it is added separately, you could use the pose to hold other items. Mirrors and pose balls are also included.

There are so many gifts waiting for you at the Tres Chic 2nd Anniversary round! You do need to join the Tres Chic group, but it is free to join. The birthday round ends on June 5th.

Do You Need a Manicure?

I know I do!

Hello Dave is one of my very favorite stores for keeping my pixel nails looking perfect, and they are also extremely generous with the group gifts. This week, owner Maia Gasparini has done something different; instead of a new palette for the group gift, just click on the pink and purple box to receive store credit (I *think* the credit amount is 125L, but since I’m not exactly sure how much I had before I clicked the box, I could be wrong!).

The Hello Dave in-world group is 100L to join but so worth it. New gifts are set out every week, on the average.

I used my credit to buy a mini palette called “Citrus Sorbet” for only 49L, and I’ll be back soon to spend the rest!

Have a wonderful weekend! 😀

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya 
Head Applier: Glam Affair Felicity (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH Kare (group gift / 350L to join / shown previously by Love)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Nail Applier: Hello Dave Citrus Sorbet (49L)
Dress: O V H Gisela Dress (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Freya Sandals (featured & Kustom9)
Pose: LW Poses The Pace of Nature (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Location: Whimberly

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Siren of the Sea

Siren of the Sea 2

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  After reading about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting, Ripley and I decided to give it a go.  This quest casts you in the role of a babysitter for two adventurous twins who wander off while shopping.  Your task is to try to locate the missing girls, and it seems that you are always just one step behind the troublesome duo.  During the quest, you wear a special HUD and visit 11 different stores on the sim, obtaining clues along the way.  When you successfully complete the mission, you are rewarded with 12 free gifts, one from each of the stores participating in the event, plus a bonus prize.  The only catch is that you have to complete the entire quest to receive the gifts.  It really wasn’t that hard…….we didn’t even need to rely on Ripley’s amazing nose.  The clues at each location gave pretty clear hints about where to go next.  You can pause the quest at any time, so you don’t have to complete it all in one sitting.

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Normally, I sport a pair of deep chocolate eyes, but one of the free gifts in this hunt is a pair of startlingly blue peepers from Sinful Curves.  These eyes come in mesh as well as the classic version and have 3 variations of the white part of the eye to choose from:  average, bloodshot and bright.  I think they are simply stunning, with their clear, sparkling brilliance.   The pale hue lent a mysterious air to my magical mermaid.  ♫♪ Tune ♬ ♪

Always Be Yourself, Unless You Can Be a Mermaid…Then Always Be a Mermaid

At TempT, the pupster and I explored a magical underwater shop filled with fantastic skins and all things mer.  The free prize from this watery store was a deep, emerald green tail, which set the theme of my photo.  With a realistic looking scaly texture and a sweeping tail fin, you will be ready to play the role of siren, and lure sailors with your enchanting voice and music.  Although I don’t see myself dressing often as a mermaid, this outfit was definitely a fun way to change things up!

More Prizes in Our Next Post

Ripley and I will return soon with more prizes from our adventure in babysitting.  Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  Sinful Curves Adorjan Eyes Glaucous (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Run Away Nymph Hair Blondes

Tail: TempT Quest Mesh Mer Tail (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie
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Miami Vice

Miami Vice

 

Nostalgia – 80’s Style…

It’s been a thing lately. I’ve been yearning all things circa 1980’s. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m at that point in my life I’m starting to miss all the things that influenced the person I became. I have been rediscovering the movies, the music and the TV shows. I caught an episode of Miami Vice and remembered the fashion trend that the show started. The sports jackets over pastel t shirts. Neon and pastel colors, deck shoes were all trendy fashion back in the day.

When Neons and Pastels were the craze…

My look today mimics the style that Don Johnson (Dakota Johnson’s dad, for you youngsters) made famous. I found the Daniel Blazier, a new release at A&D Clothing (not free) for that jacket over t-shirt look. I then turned to the Marketplace and browsed the Pepper store for other pieces for my outfit. The Chino Trousers in light plum (10L) and the all white Slip on Sneakers (2L) makes my 1980’s Miami look complete.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Jacket: A&D Clothing – Daniel Blazer
Accessory: A&D Clothing – TopGun Retro Glasses (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Pants: Pepper – Chinos Trousers *LIGHT PLUM* (on Marketplace 10L)
Shoes: Pepper – Slip On Sneakers *All White* (on Marketplace 2L)

Pose Embody – M Claiber 5 – No Longer Available

Sim:  Miami Beach

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Flowers That Fly

Flowers That Fly

Hello Fabulouses!  Now this is the way to start your vacation…….relaxing in a field of butterflies!  Those last few days of school are so hectic; it’s wonderful to savor the first few moments of freedom.  Just like Carson’s Angel, Ripley is not on his summer schedule yet, but our morning walk led me to a lovely patch of daisies full of fluttering butterflies…….pure magic!

All This is Free?

The bi-monthly Ultra Event is celebrating its first year anniversary with lots of freebies for members of the Ultra Society Group (free to join).  Blue boxes at the event contain gifts from a variety of generous designers.  I’m featuring two of them in my post today.  First of all, my lovely tresses, called Froukje, came from Mina.  I love the way the long bangs are tucked behind my ear, with a few wispy strands escaping on my forehead.  In the gift package, there is one shade called “new blond,” which is this gorgeous golden yellow hue.   Other color packs are available for purchase in the Mina store.  I have to admit, I visited there, and scooped up some additional colors because this hair style is just so “me.”

My second giftie from Ultra is the ornate Nadine Gem Bracelet from Modish.  Crafted in dark, gleaming gold with emerald stones, this delicate bracelet coordinated beautifully with my Dorothea dress (more on that in a moment!).  The floral motif was a perfect match for the butterfly theme.  Best of all, it’s completely free at the Ultra Sales Event!

These are just two of the many free gifts up for grabs at Ultra’s first anniversary celebration, which runs until June 15th.  (There are even some for guys).  I’d highly recommend a visit there!

Thanks for the Butterflies

Don’t Fly Away Yet!

The flirty Dorothea mini dress I’m wearing features a satiny teal texture with a cluster of golden butterflies soaring to freedom.  With slender shoulder straps and sexy slits in the skirt, this frock is ideal for the warm summer days to come.  It is a free gift from Sexy Princess for members of the Third Life Group.  There is a 10L join fee for this group, which gives you access to multiple gifts from many designers, so your investment goes a long way.

Butterflies…Flowers that Fly and All But Sing (~Robert Frost)

Although I’ve enjoyed my interlude with the “flying flowers,” it’s time for Ripley and I to tackle some of the many chores around the house that we put off until summer break.  Fun times!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura (past Fifty Linden Friday)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Mina Froukje (free gift at for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Sexy Princess Dorothea Dress (free gift for the Third Life group 0L/10L join fee)

Bracelet:  Modish Nadine Gem Bracelet Gold Emerald (free gift for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Poses:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Crystal Garden Estates

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A Date With Destiny

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Hey there FabFree Readers!  I am just taking some time to myself to enjoy some oldie but goodies on vinyl.  It makes me so sad to think back about when I was a kid and used to make roads out of the records lined up on the ground for my little brother to drive his trucks on.  So many a scratched record happened, and many albums didn’t survive but there are some good memories attached to playing trucks with my brother…. and yes..  there were Barbies in those trucks.  It was the only way I would play!

Rompers are all the rage!

If you haven’t noticed on the feeds already…  rompers are a big deal this season and I was glad to have come by this poppy printed jumpsuit as a free group gift at [Wellmade].  The Destiny Jumpsuit also includes a texture change HUD that allows for a pastel floral print as well.  This group is free to join and there are several other group gifts to pick up!

Sizes Included:

  • Fitmesh + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

 

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Sugar
Outfit – [WellMade] Destiny Jumpsuit (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Aphorism Rora Wedges (featured @ Kustom9)
Pose – West End UNwind – Relaxing Poses (featured @ Lost & Found)

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Vacation – Day 1

Vacation - Day 1

 

Sleeping in…

The first item on my summer list was being able to sleep in. And I must say it was working out simply fantastic until…. I hear the whimpering at the side of my bed.  It seems poor little Angel is not on her summer vacation schedule as of yet and thinks it’s time for me to get up and cater to her needs. I grab my clothes and look for her leash… Girl, we need to talk about letting me sleep in…

Casual Camo Cargo…

Second Life often imitates Real life in my choices of clothing. My summer choice of pants is not the standard jeans, but comfy cargos and today is no exception. I happened to touch the Midnight Mania Board at DS Mens Wear and won the Jungle Camo Outfit. There is no group needed to participate. The outfit includes a tank, cargo pants and shoes for the Aesthetic body, but other than the tank looking a little big, everything else fit perfectly on my ADAM body. The Midnight Mania board changes items with each round so stop by and see what you could win today.

We are back from our walk and I’m drinking my first cup of coffee, wide awake and ready to start my day. And the dog? She’s snoring behind my chair…. /me grumbles

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: DS Mens Wear – Jungle Camo Outfit (aesthetic) – (Midnight Mania Board  Free / 0L)

Pose –  ProPose – Ethan 4

Sim – Private

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Crochet Bikini

Yellow Bikini
Oh Hello! Welcome back Fab Free’rs, I’m glad you’re here because I’m really excited about sharing with you today. Stick with me and I’ll tell you all about these gorgeous skins, the hairstyle, and this itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow crochet bikini!

Summer is For Skin

Both of the lovely skins are FREE group gifts for the month of May at Deluxe Body Shop. Each skin comes with a classic system layer skin, and a single omega applier that will work with Omega compatible mesh bodies and heads. You’ll find both gift vendors just inside the entrance in front of the circulation desk. You’ll also need to join the Deluxe Body Shop group. There is a one time join fee of 299 linden for the Deluxe Body Shop group. While you’re there picking up  your group gifts, take a minute to click the group only Midnight Mania boards just behind the desk. Also, you’ll see 24 (yep twenty-four) group only Lucky Letter boards in the same location.

Beach Hair

I love the long beachy waves of this hairstyle by Mutiny in Heaven. Everyone can pick up this Mutiny in Heaven hairstyle for FREE exclusively at The Free Dove. The gift comes in the brunette color, and the blonde color shown. Also there are two sizes of each color. If you haven’t visited the hair section of The Free Dove lately, I’d recommend it. There’s no group to join, and you can pick up this recent addition along with several others.

Yellow Crochet Bikini

I knew I wanted to wear a cute bikini for this post, it is early days of summer and I’m longing for a trip to the beach. This applier bikini from Ashmoot is their exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. The package includes appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega compatible bodies. There is also a classic system layer top and bottom included. Anyone in the Fab Free group can get this gift at Ashmoot by wearing their Fab Free group tag and clicking the gift vendor.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Mutiny in Heaven – !MiH Phyde for FreeDove – FREE @The Free Dove

Skins –

  • Deluxe Body Shop – [DBF] Chioma skin : Omega appliers & Classic System Skin – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join
  • Deluxe Body Shop – [DBF] Saga skin : Omega appliers & Classic System Skin – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Bikini – AsHmOoT_S/S Coll_Crochet #03 SW/ BananaY – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

*Pose by Signature Poses

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A Night at the Theatre

At the Theatre

Magical…

I enjoy the theatre. Not just the shows but the overall experience. There is something magical that happens when the lights dim and the orchestra begins to play. You are whisked away into a story, and for a couple of hours, forget your own worries…

Showstopper…

The outfit today is a real showstopper. The Alexander Mesh Outfit is a beautiful suit that will most definitely turn heads. This is a FREE group gift from Lara Augusta Carnelian. This one-piece suit comes in the standard XS-XL sizes and could be used not only for a night out for a show and dancing, but also for role-play. The Lara AC group is FREE to join. I am also wearing two group gifts from Gabriel. Both the Studded Gloves and the Shearling Shoes are FREE Gifts to group members.

A Rose by any other name….

It is so glad to see that The Rose Theatre is still in existence. This a lovely building with so many intricate details that it feels like a new experience every time I visit. It does feel new, it’s been five years since i last visited.  🙂

 

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Lara Augusta Carnelian  – Mesh Outfit Alexander (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Shoes (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Accessory: Gabriel – Studded Gloves – Black (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Signature Pose – Jamie_001

Sim: The Rose Theatre

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Flirty and Free

Free as a Dove

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Every once in a while, when I’m out walking Ripley, he puts his nose to the ground, and pulls me with single-minded determination.   Usually when this happens, my hound with a nose for fashion is leading me toward a fabulous discovery.  I’ve learned to just follow his instincts, and I haven’t been disappointed yet.

Free as a Dove

Today my pal dragged guided me to The Free Dove, and stood outside, his tail wagging happily.   As a new resident to second life (back in the virtual dinosaur age), I used to visit the shop all the time, but I haven’t journeyed there for quite some time.  I’m so glad the pupster steered me in that direction because I was able to scoop up this free, summery, mini dress from M&M Style.  With a cheerful dark blue and white print, and slender shoulder straps, this frock is perfect for a casual summer day.  It has a body-skimming fit that will flatter your figure, and ends with a slightly flared skirt. Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, this dress comes in five sizes and one of them perfectly fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body.  An alpha layer is also tucked inside the package for those with classic avatars.

Thanks for the Reminder, Ripley!

There are many quality, free items at The Free Dove.  It’s well worth a visit.  I know I plan to return often to search for new Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Earrings:  Cae Entwined Earrings

Necklace:  Cae Entwined Necklace

Dress:  M&M Style Jennifer Dress (free at The Free Dove)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an Lar Poses

Sim:  Follow Your Bliss
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