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Not Gauche, It’s Gau

Its Gau

 

Jackets are my Thing!

I love wearing outfits that come with jackets. I shiver with anticipation at the thought of cardigan season. This group gift from It’s Gau is perfect for the Fall season and would make a great Winter look as well! The mesh White Jacket Outfit is FREE to group members and the group is FREE to join!  EDIT: the correct link for It’s Gau has been updated. Sorry!

GIMME, GIMME, GIMME

The outfit includes the White Jacket in sizes XS-XL , Skinny Jeans in sizes XS-XL and High Tension Boots. Each comes with an alpha layer. I’m totally loving this look and this one has made it into my outfits folder. Odds are if you see me out and about, I’ll be wearing this!

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: *It’s Gau*  White Jacket Complete Outfit    Group Gift    $0L /$0L to join

Skin – Belleza –  Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

Sim:  Autumn Cafe

CarsonCaibentag


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Fab Free Designer Friday on a Saturday – 11/26/2016 – Eclectic Stars

Eclectic Stars FFDFHello Fab Free’rs! It’s been a long few days and I sincerely hope you will all forgive this late edition of Fab Free Designer Friday. I blame Thanksgiving! That said, the lateness of this post does not at all reflect the level of Fabulous of this week’s shop Eclectic Stars. The word eclectic sincerely suits this shop. Though small, the store offers a wide range of mostly women’s clothing and furniture; all of which are delightfully geeky!

Eclectic Stars has been part of the Second Life world since 2013. The shop’s creator Jadziyah describes herself as both cheeky and geeky, and I believe her. You’ll find both attributes in her playful creations. The clothing appears to be mostly casual mesh women’s clothing. The clothes are often brightly colored, and there are a lot of hilariously nerdy graphic tees with references to pop culture, gaming, and everything in between. You’ll find the clothing to the left, along with a few tattoos and some gachas. On the right side of the store as you enter is where you’ll find some whimsical furniture and decor. It’s in this section of the Eclectic Stars shop that it becomes unmistakably obvious the creator is a gamer! You’ll see what I mean when you visit Eclectic Stars yourself.
Eclectic Stars FFDFAlong with all the geeky goodness, there are a few opportunities for FREEbies that I spotted while I was exploring the Eclectic Stars shop. There is a current group gift located behind the front desk just as you enter the store. The Eclectic Stars group is FREE to join. You’ll find the group joiner above the group gift vendor. Pictured above, the group gift is a puny tshirt that would make any geek proud! Also don’t forget to wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and pick up the Fab Free exclusive gift while you’re there, assuming you haven’t already. Julianna blogged the super cute Fab Free group gift dress in her post here. The Fab Free group gift at Eclectic Stars is just inside the store and to the right. You can’t miss it!


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Opening Doors

Doors

The Doors.

Astrid got this crazy idea that we are going to be adventuring… and Kathryn helped her out with a link to this Flickr Group where you can look at pictures of various sims. It’s required to post the slurl in the description, so you can be sure to find the destination if you want to check it out for yourself. One of the photos caught my eye, and I landed on Baja Bay.

The original photo had been of a beach house with seaguls…. but I ended up gravitating toward a set of doors on the beach. I’m reminded of a song by The Doors called “Land Ho.”

“Grandma loved a sailor, who sailed the frozen sea
Grandpa was that whaler and he took me on his knee
He said: “Son, I’m going crazy from livin’ on the land
Got to find my shipmates and walk on foreign sands”

Maybe that’s just the thing. I’ve been a little cooped up lately and I’m ready to open doors. These four got me as excited is Astrid about what lay ahead.

I haven’t forgotten the Freebies!

Every sailor needs a north star to guide their ship by… and as Astrid mentioned in her post [HERE], it was highly likely that I might be sharing the men’s gift from KiB Designs with you. The group is FREE to join and you can pick up this T-shirt FREE with your group tag.

The gift package from KiB Designs is actually a “family” package and includes this black T-shirt with the star print on it for everyone in the family… Mom, Dad, and kiddo. I’m wearing it in the male version. It comes in all the standard sizes with its own alpha layer. Ladies if you like it, you can pick it up FREE as well.

I’m off to wander the beach… the waves are still crashing and I think I see a few seashells. I feel the wanderlust creeping up on me. “Singing songs of shady sisters and old time liberty. Songs of love and songs of death and songs to set men free.” (The Doors)

Happy Wandering.

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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)
Shirt – KiB Designs – Group Gift 1 Male, Family T-Shirt (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Baja Bay

Astrids Signature_Loki


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A Little Whimsy

Whimsy

The Teleport Hub

Yesterday I was cleaning out my inventory… and with it, lots of notecards. I came across one that was a bit old, and wondered if the gift that was listed at More Than Ever was still available. It looked whimsical, flowery, pretty… and with all the cold weather posts… like something that would really cheer me up!

So I took a chance and teleported over to More Than Ever to take a peek and found that the gift was still out. This Hepburn Rose Dress in Plum is a Teleport Hub gift. You join the Teleport Hub for just 10L and you can get gifts from stores all over the grid! Just check the notices to see what’s available. For just 10 tiny linden, it’s well worth the small join fee.

The dress…

I picked up my dress and brought it home to unpack it, and instantly fell in love. It has a glittery purple top, a wide belted waist, and a skirt that is opaque at the hips, but leads down into a glittery flowered swirl of transparent prettiness. It’s whimsical and lovely and made me think of sunshine and spring.

It was also versatile and included a variety of sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • Slink

Time for a little exploring.

I don’t always take time to share the sims I visit with you, but this dress made me want to visit something fanciful, so I took to the destination guide to try to find something to suit my mood.

I clicked on “Photogenic Spots” and Astralia popped up. A couple of lines from the description say that Astrialia is “an astral surreal landscape for photographers and art lovers.” And that while, “Nothing was in place according to logic and common sense, everything was in order according to the soul.”

I took a look around after the landscape rezzed in, and found myself spending far more time than it took to just take my picture. It’s a sim worth visiting if you find yourself with a little spare time and feeling a little introspective. I’ve gone back today to finish writing this post (I took my picture yesterday), just so I could see the sim as I sit here to tap out my words to you.

It made me think I need to expand my horizons a bit as far as photographs go. I think sometimes we stick with the familiar and don’t explore enough. I’m ready to branch out a bit… I hope you don’t mind, dear FabFree readers.

I want to take you on an adventure… don’t worry. Freebies will be the breadcrumbs that lead the way 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Gia
Dress – More Than Ever – Hepburn Rose Dress in Plum (Free Group Gift/0L/10L to Join Group)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – Astralia

Astrids Signature


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Etched in Style

Laced in Style
Hello Fabulouses! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  In real life, I try to stay *far* away from malls and shopping on Black Friday, and the next couple of days afterwards.  It seems like whenever I think I’ve found a parking spot, it turns out to be a small car!  In SL, it’s a different story – no worries about parking here!  With a day off from work, Ripley and I traveled around, scoping out another Fabulous Find to share with our wonderful readers.

Gone Camping

Over at Etchaflesh, I had no trouble finding a parking spot.  In fact, I brought my trusty Kindle, along with the pupster’s favorite bone, and we settled into one of eight cozy camping chairs placed on the back wall of the store.  After just 30 minutes of “parking,” I happily welcomed this sassy, sleeveless parka to the fold for free.  It features a crop top, and a long vest that is accented with several jazzy buttons, stars, and stripes.  A color-change HUD allows you to alter the texture of the vest (outer and inner lining), crop top, and the decorative buttons, stars, and stripes individually, so you can create a variety of looks.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Physique, and Venus
  • Standard-sized mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Texture HUD

I’ve Got My Sassy Pants on Today

The trendy style of my parka called for slacks with attitude, and I located the perfect trousers – Pencil Pants for Maitreya by Beck.  These black, laced, leather pants provided just the look I was striving for.  I love the detail of the tied lacing.  Created exclusively for the Maitreya Lara mesh body, Mie Beck offers them for sale in her Marketplace shop for only 50L.  Mie states on her profile that her goal is to make a place where all people can afford to wear 100% mesh outfits.  These pants are not only budget-friendly, but stylish to boot!

From Head to Toe

The one Black Friday sale that Rip and I dared to venture to was at Truth Hair (Love told us about this super-saver event in her post [HERE]).  I scooped up the versatile Fenella hair for only 75L.  Able to be worn with and without the fedora, this chic ‘do features long, flowing locks, and a color-change HUD for the hat.  We had a hard time wading our way through the crowd in the lobby of the Truth store, but our persistence really paid off in the end.  I was able to scoop up several hairstyles at bargain prices.  Score for team Ripley!

After slipping on Lewis studded, flat sneakers from the Mesh Agency, Rip and I dusted off the bike, and pedaled over to the Gates of Melancholy sim where we worked off some of those Thanksgiving dinner calories by exploring along the beach.

I hope you enjoyed the fun, casual Fabulous Find we put together for you today.  Until next time, my friends, happy shopping camping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in America 02 (99L at Kustom9)

Hat and Hair:  Truth Fenella (75L at the Black Friday Sale)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Forest

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Necklace

Vest and Top:  Etchaflesh Exclusive Sleeveless Parka (free camping prize 0L/no group required)

Pants:  Beck Pencil Pants for Maitreya (50L on The Marketplace)

Shoes:  Mesh Agency Lewis Studded Flat Sneakers

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Nail Applier:  Livia Leopard Nails (40L on The Marketplace)

Pose:  Secret Body

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy
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A Nip in the Air

Tori Stylez -Tyson Sweater1

Black Bagging it

I’m back from doing some Black Friday shopping and have some things to show you. I real life I do the majority of my holiday purchases online, so in theory, I’m sticking with that tradition here as well. 🙂 On a tip from Kathryn, my first stop was at Adam & Eve. I picked up the Male Mesh Body for 1/2 price ($1475L) on the Black Friday Sale. A HUD  is included to apply alpha layers to select body parts and a color changer to match your skin tone. No, I didn’t get a mesh head, I can’t give up my face just yet.

Being a Lounge Lizard

I swung by one of my old groups to check out the new (to me) gifts. I picked up several items from the MenStuff Lounge and took an instant liking to the Tori’s Stylez Tyson Hoodie & Dee Black Dress Pants. This is FREE to group members and only $50L to join the group. With the amount of gifts available, it is well worth the lindens to join.

Putting a Lid on It

I thought I’d try my hand at picking out some updated hair at Dura. Instead, I picked up an old group gift that Love blogged here. The Valentine’s Day Hair and Cap is unisex. A texture change HUD is included for five different color combinations for both the hair and the cap and it is resizable.  The Dura group is FREE to join. I decided to go blonde today, but not quite sure I’m a blonde at heart…

DURA GG Valentine Hair with Cap1

Posing Questions

I was lucky and found some new poses from Poses With Attitude on the Fall ’16 MenStuff Hunt. There is still a few days left on this hunt and all items are $0L-$1L. Now with my holiday shopping done, I can kick back and enjoy the rest of the holiday season….Oh look! New sales notices!!!!!

 

Carson is Wearing…

Outfit: Tori’s Stylez – Tyson Hoodie & Dee Black Dress Pants (Available @ MenStuff LoungeFree Group Gift $OL/$50L to Join

Hair: Dura – Valentine’s Hair & Cap – Free Group Gift  $OL/$OL to Join

Body – ADAM – Male Mesh Body -$1475L  1/2 Price Black Friday Sale

Poses – Poses With Attitude – Fall ’16  MenStuff Hunt $1L

Sim – MALAL Autumn 
CarsonCaibentag