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I Can Smell Autumn Dancing on the Breeze

I Can Smell Autumn Dancing on the Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are as ready as I am for some fall colors.  Today, Ripley and I are bringing you a little slice of fall foliage as we share a couple of budget friendly Fabulous Finds.  I hope you like them!  Before I get into the details, if you are looking for a beautifully decorated autumn landscape, I’d highly recommend a visit to the Cherishville sim.  The puster and I really enjoyed the oranges, browns and other fall colors when we were there. They provided a wonderful contrast for the dark hues of my outfit.

A Great Hat Speaks for Itself

First up, my cheeky cap is a gift from the Inventory Trends store.  With a darling bow and just enough of a brim to shield your eyes from the sun, the Velma hat adds a functional and cute finishing touch to my ensemble.  Best of all, I picked it up for free, just by being a member of the Third Life Group.  The group has no join fee, so I didn’t have to pay a single Linden dollar for my newest fashion accessory.  Although the hat cannot be resized, I was able to move it around on my head and I resized my hair underneath to get the fit I was looking for.  The thoughtful designer tucked a HUD inside with three texture options so you can coordinate with different color schemes.  In addition to the black I am sporting, you could also choose red or a dark brown.  While you’re in the shop, you might want to try picking up one of the fourteen other gifts set out on the wall for members of various groups.  I’ve included a close up photo below so you can get a better look at Velma.

Velma

There’s Something Sexy…

about a girl with an attitude and a pair of leather pants.  The mesh black leather pants from the Bang Bang shop on the Marketplace pick up where Velma left off in the attitude department.  With a soft sheen, zippered pockets and a skin tight fit, you will feel super skinny, sexy and toasty warm when you wear this wardrobe essential.  No chilly autumn breeze will work its way through these pants!  Best of all, with a price tag of a mere 10 Linden dollars, you’ll hardly notice the difference in your bank account balance after your purchase. The folder includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars, so there is something for everyone tucked inside.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatiblity:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Opale Polly Hair
Hat:  Inventory Trends Velma Hat (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/0L to join)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  adorsy Chloe Top in Black
Pants:  Bang Bang Mesh Black Leather Pants – Skinny (10L on the Marketplace)
Shoes:  TonkTastic 50’s Jump Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Cherishville

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

I’m sure you’re all aware at this point that August is soon coming to a close, and with it it shall take the summer (for the most part…September can still be a scorcher where I am!).  I’m enjoying every minute of those precious rays by strolling down the beach and probably wearing stuff that would make me sweaty in RL.  But you know my SL body doesn’t come with sweat glands, so it’s all good!

A Huge Hat is What You Need

There are so many great gifts at The Hair Fair, I’m sure you’ve been reading all about the goodness here on Fab Free.  I found a fun accessory at the Iconic booth – this enormous chapeau that flops ever so alluringly.  It comes with an extensive HUD to change to a whole host of tropical looks, but I kept it pretty basic with black trim and a cute saying.  And oh, yes.  it’s FREE!

She Still Shines

I have been in a bit of a latex mood recently, and though you might not normally wear this fabric to stroll on the sand, I say just go for it.  I picked up this slinky little dress over at Beauty Factory.  I joined their group for 99L and it was all mine.  There are several other great gifts there too, so the join fee is beyond worth it.  The Vanjie dress comes in both pink and black and is a whole lotta fun. I’ve included the vendor pic below so you can easily see all the details.

Sizes

  • BBL
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Freya

.BF. Vangie Dress GIFT ♥

I think this calls for an ice cream!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Dress – Beauty Factory Vanjie Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 99L to Join)
Hat – Iconic Hair Fair Gift  (Free Gift at The Hair Fair

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate

Pose – Nina X Fashion Pose
Sim – Margarita Isle

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Incognito Pink

Incognito Pink

I know the other Ladies of the Fab been showing y’all a bunch of the birthday gifts from Uber and, of course, I had to jump in too! The lag on the Sim is getting better, but I still recommend one of the cam shopping spots. Be sure to take a look at the exclusive items being offered at many of the venders while you’re scooping up your gifts. There are some seriously sweet clothes and accessories and home decor for sale. Much to the despair of my wallet. 😉

Pretty in Pink

Let’s start at the top with the gifts I’ve got today. This is the “Hazel” cap and hair from Mina available at Uber. The cute hair comes with a styling HUD for bangs, no bangs, some bangs, etc. The only color is this soft “pastel red” (isn’t that…pink?)  But I love the color!

Next is my lovely, free spirit necklace from LaPoint andBastchild. The “BoHo Necklace” comes with it’s own HUD to change the color of the beads, the drops and the metals! I see this pretty necklace getting a lot of use from me. There is also a gift set of earrings to match.

Last but certainly not least, is my lacey little top. This is the “Flick” top from a new to me designer: Neve. Thank you, Uber for introducing us! This build is really nice and the texture is super well done. You get a HUD for sixteen choices of colors and patterns. Plus, a choice to make the lace at the bottom into a solid ruffle. I’m absolutely going to check out their main store if this is what we can expect in quality!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

You have until August 22nd to enjoy the party over at Uber!

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Jeans – Sweet Tea Couture – Classic Ripped Jeans
Glasses – Goth1co – Vampire Sunglasses

Hair + Hat – Mina – Hazel – FREE/0L – Free gift @ Uber

Jewelry – LaPoint and Bastchild – BoHo Necklace –FREE/0L – Free gift @ Uber

Top – Neve – Flick Top –FREE/0L – Free gift @ Uber


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Steam it up

Steam it up

Happy Saturday, FabFolks! Thank heavens we made it to the weekend! It’s time to play and for me that means on the Grid. And one of my favorite things to RP is Steampunk. I love the clothes, the aesthetic, the … well, everything!

Steamy

The Rack @ Steaming Ahead is feeding my Victorian obsession today with their free gift for the Third Life Group. This is the “Toreador Jacket” and the members of the Third Life Group can pick it up for free when you wear your tag. The Third Life Group is only 10L to join and it’s Linden well spent. While you’re at Steaming Ahead, check out all the Hunts and the great Steampunk items.

Sizes Included

  • Classic Mesh – XS – XL

Topping it off

Since I was feeling all punkish, I figured my hair should get steamed too. I went through my hair collection and figured I’d just pop on some goggles and call it good. Then I thought, “Check the Marketplace?” And I scored with this great monocle and top hat hair style from EMO-tions (Marketplace) for only five little Lindens; “Mono.” It is an older building style but you do get the full fatpack. Plus, each piece of the style is wearable separately. So if the hair doesn’t tickle you, you can wear just the monocle or just the hat.

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Jeans – Sweet Tea Couture – Classic Ripped Jeans
Boots – B!asta

Jacket – The Rack @ Steaming Ahead – Toreador – FREE/0L – Free Gift for the Third Life Group – Group is 10L to Join

Hair + Accessories – EMO-tions – Mono – 5L on the Marketplace 

Photo Location – Astral Dreams Project


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She’s your lobster

FabFree: She's your lobster

Hiya Fabulous Readers!  Have you checked out the Sizzling Summer Event at The Wash yet?  Today I’m wearing a whole outfit that I picked up for 10L by Artic Storm, which has a nautical feel to it that I will tell you about below.

Storm Warning

At the Artic Storm display, you’ll find an assortment of summery designs all priced between 10L – 50L.  I picked out the Kalie Outfit that is available for sale in both red and blue for 10L.  The red set has lobsters on the top and the blue has anchors.  The set includes the capris, printed top and the big floppy hat too.

Sizes Included:

  • XS – L Mesh + Alpha Layers
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Isis, Freya & Venus
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • TMP

Have a super day!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Nour
Head Applier – Glam Affair Dakota (featured @ Crystal Heart)
Lipstick – Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – Avi-Glam Bliss Eyes
Eyelashes – Euphoric Stella Lashes 
Hair  – Doux Aphoridite

Top, Capris & Hat – Artic Storm Kalie (10L @ The Sizzling Summer Event)
Shoes – Pure Poison Sirena Platforms (featured @ Anthem)
Necklace – Cae Marina

Pose by Lyrium
Sim – Lemon Beach

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Pastel Ice Cream

Pastel Ice Cream

Another magical element of summer that I enjoy all too much is the plethora of frozen treats you can get!  It seems to me that ice cream is no longer just a thing you have on its own, but a crazy amalgam of as many sweet things as one can stuff into a small container.  I’m not complaining about the craziness of today’s ice cream, on the contrary…I say bring it on and why not dress just as sweet to match?

Feeling Lucky

There are new lucky boards for the month of July over at Safira!  5 cute outfits (plus the 5 that went up last month) that are all sorts of adorable!  I got this two piece look while hanging out there, and you must admit that it’s really sweet.  I like a good pleated skirt, and if it’s turquoise I surely can’t complain!  To get yours, just join the Safira group for 50L and then wait for your letter to come up.  There are loads and loads of great gifts to pick up while you’re there too!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

Magical Beret

I told you all yesterday about the free gifts over at The Crystal Heart Academy, but I had one more thing I really wanted to show you that I picked up while I was there weaving my way through the magic wands and sparkles.  This hat and hair by Ayashi is simply divine, don’t you think? It just makes me super happy.  It’s completely free, no group join required over at the event, and you can wear it with or without the hat.  It comes in several hair colours as well as a super useful HUD to change the hat colour.  Cuteness overload!

Geez, this ice cream is so tasty!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Dress – Safira Alyssa (Free Lucky Board Prize/Group is 50L to Join)
Bracelets – Kibitz Adelie Bracelet
Ice Cream – Tentacio Star Ice Cream (Free Gift available at SL16B)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Adored Fiona Borealis Edition
Nails – e.marie Vacation Required
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Hair and Hat – Ayashi Mizuki Hair (Free Gift at The Crystal Heart Academy/No Group Join Required)
Backdrop – Ninety Azotea Pink

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Ahoy There!

Ahoy There

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Fourth of July to our readers in the USA!  Ripley and I found a lovely spot for a picnic on the Summer Edge sim…. a place far away from those noisy fireworks that freak him out in RL.  All those booms, whistles and crackling sounds make him so nervous, so I will be keeping him close until the evening’s celebrations are through tonight.  I saw an article online about an animal shelter where people spend the evening with lawn chairs and treats, providing comfort to the homeless canines on the 4th of July, and I thought that was such a wonderful idea!  If Ripley wasn’t so upset by the noises in real life, I’d love to help out too.

No Stars, but I Did Find Stripes

Earlier today, the pupster and I spent some time over at the Ghee store seeking out red anchors concealed throughout the sim as part of the Ahoy There Ghee Nautical Hunt.  Each item costs 10 Linden dollars, and we are showing you two of the 40 + items you can scoop up at the hunt.  First, I’d like to draw your attention to my navy colored sailor shorts.  They feature a high-waisted, curve hugging fit, and two columns of golden buttons.  Three vertical seams add a realistic touch to the fabric.  With a coordinating combination of navy and white stripes, the nautical stripe top completes my outfit.  This little number ties on the sides and boasts spaghetti thin shoulder straps.  It provides coverage in all the right places but also leaves plenty of opportunity to soak up the sun.  If navy blue isn’t your color, there is also a lighter blue version of the top and shorts as well as red concealed separately as part of the hunt.  I really liked the darker blue hues in these two hunt prizes, so for a total of just 20 Linden dollars, I was quite pleased with my nautical look.  The hunt runs through July 31st, so you have plenty of time to do some sleuthing of your own!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy hunting!

Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hat:  Beaticia White Navy Summer Floppy Hat (50L on the Marketplace)
Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia
Necklace:  Cae Charmed 2 Necklace
Top:  Ghee Nautical Striped Top Navy
Shorts:  Ghee Sailor Shorts Navy
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Revival Pup Tent Spring (on sim)
Sim:  Summer Edge

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A Summer State of Mind

A Summer State of Mind

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I am feeling a tropical vibe tonight, and my clothing today fits right in with that theme.  Best of all, I picked it up for free!

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

La Tuta, the latest gift from Tiar for members of Fabulously Free in SL features a botanical print in varying shades of green and is accented with pale pink trim.  With its off-the-shoulder styling and short skirt, this romper is ideal for warm summer days and soaking in the sunshine.  I really like how La Tuta’s waistline is adorned with a green bow that echoes the hues of the foliage.  To pick up a copy for yourself, activate your Fab Free group tag and click the vendor in the Tiar store.  It won’t cost you a single Linden dollar!  Tiar is celebrating 11 years in Second Life with a 50% off sale, so while you’re there, you might find some other budget friendly Fabulous Finds, too.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Here’s wishing you a happy Sunday and a fantastic end to your weekend.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Doe Makina V2 (includes hat) (in store Gacha – 75L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Necklace:  Cae Sylvie
Dress:  Tiar La Tuta (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals (Fifty Linden Friday item – still available for 50L as of Saturday evening)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Juxtapose
Sim:  Forever Love

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In a Mood

In a Mood

It’s not always easy to find good free or almost free things for the men of Second Life. Sometimes, I skip entire events because I just know there’s nothing there for me. I very glad I didn’t skip this round of Cosmopolitan.

Hats off

Or hats on… this is the “Weatherman” from Bondi and it’s the free gift at Cosmopolitan. The hat is technically ‘unisex’ but don’t take this from me. The hat is completely resizable and repositionable so you can get the perfect fit. Just join the Cosmopolitan free group and pick up your gifts.

On the Hunt

In my never ending hunt for men’s fashion, I scour the Hunts each month and this month has been productive. I stumbled on the ‘Red Shoe Diaries’ “Little Black Book Hunt and it has not one but two tracks just for the men. One track, the one I’m showing prizes from, has a 1L price tag for each gift and the second track is 25L per prize.

First up is the “Cole” shirt from The Sissy Bar. As with everything I’ve seen from this designer, Cole is well made and subtly textured. Well worth the 1L and the time hunting.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Jake
  • David
  • Exmachina – Davide
  • Signature – Gianni, Gerault
  • SLink – Physique

Classic Jeans

Next up on the RSD/LBB Hunt are the “Bridgeport Jeans” from Horr Menswear. I really am impressed with these jeans. Jeans are such a staple of our wardrobe, it can be easy to toss out subpar pairs and hope no one notices. Horr Menswear has done just the opposite: they’ve made a first rate pair of jeans. Every detail is perfect and the texture couldn’t be better. And it’s still just 1L and a little hunting.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Mesh – XS-XL
  • Signature – Gianni
  • SLink – Physique
  • TMP

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Hat – Bondi – The Weatherman – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift @ Cosmopolitan Event

Shirt – The Sissy Bar – Cole – 1L prize for the Red Shoe Dairies’ Little Black Book Hunt

Jeans – Horr Menswear – 1L prize for the Red Shoe Dairies’ Little Black Book Hunt

 


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Need You

Need You

Happy Friday Fab Free!  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to let loose and hit the town.  I found another massive pile of goodies for you today, perfect for mixing, matching, and making merry.  Read on!

So Cosmo

It’s Cosmopolitan’s 7th Anniversary!  To celebrate, there are loads of free gifts at the event!  I just love when events are choc full of gifts.  Always fun to open the boxes and then put an outfit together.  Here’s what I’m showing you today!

  • FREE dress by Seniha comes with an HUD with 30 different colour and texture options, sized for Freya, Hourglass, Isis and Maitreya
  • FREE jacket by Insomnia Store sized for Hourglass, Maitreya and Physique
  • FREE glasses by Enchante
  • FREE hair and hat by Lock & Tuft, comes in a full fatpack of colours and an accessory HUD to change the words and colour of the hat

I got all the awesomeness by joining the Cosmopolitan group for FREE!  How sweet is that?!

Hope you have a fab Friday, Fab Free!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Dress – Seniha Eliya Dress (Free Group Gift at Cosmopolitan)
Jacket – Insomnia Store Fringed Cropped Jacket (Free Group Gift at Cosmopolitan)
Glasses – Enchante Madera Sun Glasses (Free Group Gift at Cosmopolitan)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –Lelutka Cate
Hair and Hat – Lock & Tuft Hype (Free Group Gift at Cosmopolitan)
Pose – SR Friends
Backdrop – Choize Need You

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