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Hong Kong Garden

Hong Kong Garden

Have you ever seen the movie Marie Antoinette?  The one starring Kirsten Dunst and featuring a whole bunch of awesome 80’s music.  I really love the movie a lot, it’s just so visually stunning.  One of the songs on the soundtrack is Hong Kong Garden by Siouxie and the Banshees, and I’m just kinda feeling the vibe of that song in this dress, mixed with the pastel hues of the Sofia Coppola film.  Want your own dreamy dress?  It’s easy as pie!

Senses Working Overtime

I found this lovely high-necked dress by Celestina’s Weddings at the Sense Event.  Join their group for free, and pick up this pretty confection which features a daring split up the side tied at a jaunty angle.  I feel like I could do really cool things in this dress, for some reason.  Well, at the very least I know it would look great dressed up for a fancy event!

Sizes

  • Altamura
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Venus

A Bit of Sparkle

I also managed to come across some great baubles to complete my look – these bangles are a free gift at Oxide – no group join required, just pay the vendor 1L which will be returned to you along with these pretty bracelets.  So cute.  I also got some free earrings that I snapped up by clicking on the subscriber, and then clicking on the gifts below it.  There are all sorts of goodies to be had over at Oxide, so be sure to check them out!

Guess which movie I’m watching tonight?

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Celestina’s Weddings Milly’s Mini Dress (Free Group Gift at Sense Event)
Earrings – Oxide Star Earrings (Free Subscriber Gift)
Bracelets – Oxide Midsummer Bracelets (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Magika Take Flight
Pose – Belle Poses Nefertiti 6
Backdrop – Foxcity Lucid Dreaming

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Not Goodbye, but Thank You

Butterflies

Not Goodbye, but Thank You…

I looked long and hard for the right quote to begin this post and the only one I could find that was fitting was this:

“This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.”

To all of you Fabulous readers, to my FabFree team… to those who gave me hunt tips… and to my hunting partner-in-crime Damian, “Thank you” for what would have been three glorious years of blogging coming up this next month.

I Do have to say Farewell for now, however, and so this will be a parting post. If only for a while. Real life has intruded in the form of some health issues and I have to take some time to focus on myself. I will still take some pictures and keep up my Flickr as time allows with my partner-in-crime and hunting buddy that you all have read about now and then and who I am finally giving a name to… my beloved Damian.

And now… the gifts:

This beautiful green dress is one of many free gifts at the anniversary round of We  ❤ RP right now. Don’t worry if you can’t get in right away, as it’s going on all month. You’ll find this dress at the Entice booth. “Be My Wench” comes in sizes to fit TMP, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, and a Fitmesh.  There is also an alpha included.

Zoom in…

If you zoom in on my hands in the picture you’ll notice my nails… errr claws. I couldn’t resist these Maitreya exclusive claws in black for Maitreya Bento Hands. They are by Meva and move with your Bento animations. They are gorgeous! These are also free at We ❤ RP. Pick them up while you have the chance!

Jewelry anyone?

I am a lover of pretty baubles and my jewelry is free this month too. Just slap the subscriber at Graffitiwear and you’ll get this Sunstone set which includes the necklace, earrings and a ring. The entire set matches perfectly and goes well with the Be My Wench Dress.

And Fameshed!

Love showed you some great gifts from Fameshed in her post [here]. I had gone and checked out the booths and just like We ❤ RP, it is their anniversary round and there are glorious free gifts to be had. If you stop by the Elikatira booth, clicking the gift box with your free Fameshed group active will give you a gift box with three hairs inside! Each is a fatpack of essential colors. I’m showing off Maren in the picture above.

Last but not least…

… my swarm of butterflies (and the tiny little butterfly hair piece which is separate from the swarm) are also a free gift at Fameshed. Just pick them up from the Wasabi Pills vendor, unpack and wear! The hairpiece is perfect for a pretty addition to any hair and the swarm is perfect for photographs.

At last…

One last word… thank you to all of you for everything. I’ve enjoyed every picture, every kind word, every blog post, every reader tip and comment. You are all wonderful. Thank you for being part of my adventure with FabFree. I hope to see you all again when my real life allows!  ❤ Astrid ~

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Elikatira – Maren (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Butterflies – Wasabi Pills – Butterflies headpiece and swarm (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Jewelry – Graffitiwear – Sunstone Necklace & Earrings (Free Subscriber Gift for May)
Claws – Meva – Mira Claws Black (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – Entice – Be My Wench Forest (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Cherry Blossom

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Cut Out For Formal Wear

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Hello there Fabulouses!  Normally I don’t get all gussied up in Second Life because I’m not real big on sparkles and frills in either world, but I came across a gorgeous gown today that is neither sparkley nor frilled, and has some very sexy cut-outs and unique colour blocks.

Maybe I AM Cut Out For Formal Wear…

I just needed to find the right dress.  At Aleutia when you join their inworld group, you can gain access to their five lucky chairs which contain a ton of amazing rotating gifts and the EmmaLee Dress is just one of those gifts.  EmmaLee is fitted for Maitreya and comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to change the colour on three sections of the dress with 30 different colour options.

The Aleutia group is 25L to join, but once you do join you can pick up group gifts, participate in the lucky chairs and the group midnight mania board.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Hair – TRUTH Caralisa

Gown – Aleutia EmmaLee (free lucky chair prize / 0L / 25L to join)
Shoes – Reign Emily Heels
Earrings – Izzie’s Bow & Pearl Earrings

Pose & Props – LW Poses World Inside
Sim – Whimberly

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Sweet April Showers

April Showers

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  While out on our evening jaunt that I mentioned in my last post, the pupster and I decided to check out the April Showers Hunt.  I am so glad we did because over at C!L Boutique, we discovered a gorgeous gown in a lovely soft teal shade, called “rain.”  Let me tell you, this stunner is well worth the small 1L price!

Ready for Dancing in the Rain

With an empire waist and a full length skirt, this frock will have you ready for formal events.  The bodice features a whimsical spiral design which draws the eyes upward to your bare shoulders.  If the evening is chilly or April showers begin to fall, don’t worry, because the generous designer tucked a cloak and a Victorian style umbrella into the package to shield you from the elements.  I opted not to wear them for my photo, but they add a vintage appeal to the outfit.   Also included (but not worn for my picture) a sheer veil can be worn over the skirt, which is quite pretty.  With classic and mesh body versions, this dollarbie hunt prize is a perfect addition to any girl’s wardrobe.  The April Showers Hunt runs until April 30th, and offers a myriad of prizes, all for 1L.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection

Gown:  C!L Boutique Empire Mesh Gown Rain (hunt prize for the April Showers Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Lost Town La Citta’ Perduta

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Not So Basic

Not So Basic

My go-to is the little black dress.  I love the easy glam of pulling on a black dress and knowing it will be appropriate, no matter the situation.  However, some days you really just want to push the envelope a bit.  Purple is the perfect half way point, I think.  Because it’s dark, sultry, and um…not black!  In my post today, I’ll tell you all about where to grab this particularly head-turning ensemble!

Dressed Up

I found my not so basic dress at Masoom!  Their April group gift is this dress that toes the line between supersexy and regal, and I’m loving every minute of it!  You can grab yours by joining the Masoom group for 10L.  I mean, check out them cut outs!  How can you possibly live without?  😉

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

Well Heeled

My shoes today were a completely free find at Bodyfy – the event that focuses mostly on tattoos and other suchness.  I was pleased to find a free pair of shoes by Fashion Addiction.  Just find the red buttons at each stall to pick up your gifts – no group join required, making these pretty pumps completely free!  The Bodyfy event is open until April 24th.

Best Tressed

And, it’s Truth time!  The March group gift came out a smidge late, however check out this pretty thing!  As always, the Truth monthly group gift is gorgeous, with a full fatpack of colours and a stylist HUD that lets you change up the bangs.  It’s kinda like getting 4 hairstyles in one!  If you haven’t joined the Truth group, it may seem a little pricey at 350 Lindens, but every month you get a sweet hairstyle that is always top notch.  Well worth it!

Time to sashay away!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Masoom Passion Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 10L to join)
Shoes – Fashion Addiction Molly Shoes (Free Gift at Bodyfy)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Truth Bewkie (Free Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join)
Backdrop – Foxcity Kpop Star

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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 04/07/2018 – Ari’s Bazaar

Ari's Bazaar
Happy Weekend Fab Free’rs! Thank’s for being here. This week Ari’s Bazaar is the featured Fab Free Designer of the week. The fashion style of the clothing at Ari’s Bazaar is super feminine. You’ll find pretty casual wear and beautiful formal gowns. There are also some nice nail appliers to go with all the new dresses you’ll be tempted to buy! The Ari’s Bazaar shop is small, which I like because it’s very easy to see everything and nothing is hard to find. There’s even a small section of more seasonal clothing such as swimwear upstairs. To get to the second floor, find the “Teleport” sign near the desk and then look for the teleport disc on the floor. All the gifts and group offers however are conveniently on the first floor in the main room.

Ari's Bazaar Gifts
The Ari’s Bazaar group gift is just inside the entrance on the wall by the door. This cute gift is FREE to Ari’s Bazaar group members, and the group is FREE to join. You’ll notice right away there are a few gifts for store associated groups such as Fabulously Free in SL on the wall to the right. You’ll need to wear the right group tag for each of these gifts. The Fabulously Free in SL group is FREE to join. You won’t want to miss the cute purple dress that is an exclusive for Fab Free group members. On the same wall there are 2 Ari’s Bazaar group lucky letter boards and a Daily Prize board. Just don’t forget your Ari’s Bazaar group tag to participate! Happy shopping Fab Free!


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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Hello there Fabulous Readers!

Like Serena in her The Wearin’ O’ The Green Post, I have done a little Finders Keepers hunting myself and found a few free things to show you today!  I am not sure I have a drop of Irish in me (I could be wrong, I haven’t done the DNA test yet!), but that didn’t stop me from participating in this St.Patrick’s Day themed hunt because so many of my favourite stores are participating and the prizes are superb!  As Serena mentioned, this hunt runs until Saturday, March 24th so you’ll need to get on the hunting trail ASAP!

Not Just For St.Patrick’s Day

Many of these prizes are green or shamrocky in nature of course, in the celebration of St.Patrick’s Day which was on Saturday, but some of these hunt gifts are great for any old day like the ones I am displaying today.

Find these three FREE Finders Keepers Hunt Prizes:

  • Sintiklia Hair Chris – Bento and non Bento version – Four colours (green, white, blonde & ginger) – FREE / Finders Keepers Hunt
  • Besom Perfect Nails Straight – Lara, Slink, Vista  – HUD – 8 metallic colour options – FREE / Finders Keepers Hunt
  • Kaithleen’s Snow Dress in green with four back lace colour options – FREE / Finders Keepers Hunt

Dress 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 Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (featured @ C88)
Mesh Bento Nails – BESOM Perfect Nails Straight (free / Finders Keepers Hunt)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Sintiklia Hair Chris (free / Finders Keepers Hunt)

Dress – Kaithleen’s Snow Dress Green (free / Finders Keepers Hunt)
Earrings – Izzie’s Bow Earrings

Pose – LW Poses My Heart Will Go On
Sim – Luane’s Magical World
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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

In the Pink

Hello Fabulouses!  It must be those blush colored tulips from my post {here} left me with pink on my mind, because today’s outfit continues that theme.  Like Loki, the pupster and I are working our way through the Glam or Grunge Hunt, and finding some wonderful goodies along the way.

In the Pink

We discovered my one shouldered Simple Chicness Gown at OMG! Inc.  For just one Linden dollar, I came away with a lovely formal frock complete with a HUD packed with ten options for colors.  I selected this pretty rose hue, but if pink is not your style, OMG! Inc. has you covered.  Featuring a long skirt, low waistline, and realistic wrinkles in the texture, this elegant dress is perfect for a date night or a casual stroll with your bff.  Although there were no mesh body versions in the gift box, I was able to adjust the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body to get a perfect fit.

Sizes Included:

  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L

Feeling Just Like a Princess

In addition to my new gown, I also picked up a gorgeous hairstyle as a free group gift over at Clawtooth.  This new ‘do features the Essentials HUD with 16 texture choices.  I love the simple floral headband which is included as well.  I opted for pink blossoms, but could have easily gone with one of five other selections.  You can even change the texture of the band itself to either yellow, white, in addition to the green I am wearing.  In order to pick up this hairstyle for yourself, you need to be a member of the Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group, however, there is no join fee, so your new tresses will be completely free.  I’m not sure how much longer the Princess Bride Group Gift will be available, so if you want to scoop up a copy for yourself, don’t delay.

Well, that wraps up my Fabulous Finds for today.  Ripley and I will be out and about searching for more budget friendly items to share with our favorite readers.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Clawtooth The Princess Bride (free group gift for members of Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group – 0L/0L to join)
Dress:  OMG! Inc.  Simple Chicness Gown (prize for Glam or Grunge Hunt – 1L )
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  La Vie

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Feeling Vibrant and Vivid

Vivi

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Isn’t this gown just gorgeous?  Ripley and I wandered over to MH Unique Design and discovered this shimmering frock as a free gift for members of the MH Unique Design group.  With spaghetti straps, an intricate design on the bodice, and its full, floor length hemline, the Vivi dress will have you elegantly clothed for that special night on the town.  The gift includes versions for classic as well as mesh bodies, so it’s sure to fit most avatars.  Since we are close to the end of the month, and it’s a group gift, I’m not sure how much longer it will be available.  If you like this gown as much as I do, I’d recommend heading over to the store soon.  Since the group is completely free to join, you can pick up this lovely gift for a song.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • 2 alpha layers
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Magika Written

Dress:  MH Unique Deisign Vivi Dress (free gift for members of MH Unique Designs group 0L/oL to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Lynn Heels

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Flying Coyote River

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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The VIP Treatment

VIPsCreationsGG1Formal Attire On A Tight Budget!

Hey there Fabulouses! At VIPs Creations they sure do roll out the red carpet for their very important people!  In fact you can pick up a ton of group gifts for their own inworld group as well as different advertising groups and this beautiful formal gown and shoe set is one that I picked up for free with my Mesh Body Fitmesh Finds inworld group tag.  This gift includes the Brigitte Shoes and the lacey textured black satin Strapless Gown as shown on my avatar.

Shoe Sizes Included:

  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza

Dress Sizes Included:

  • XS-XL Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • XS-XL Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

The Mesh Body Fitmesh Finds inworld group is 10L to join which is a very small fee to pay to snag this fabulous gift!  Make sure you check the past notices for other free offers!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Lipstick Appliers – Glam Affair Renee
Nail Appliers – Alaskametro Alchemy Nails (35L per play @ The Cosmetic Fair)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Natalie

Dress & Shoes – VIPs Creations Female Outfit – Beatris-Black Lace (free Mesh Body Fitmesh Finds group gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Necklace & Earrings – Cae Flourish
Rings – Elle Boutique Myhrr Rings

Pose – LW Poses The Last Of Her Kind (featured @ Tres Chic)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World
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