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Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to meet a friend for coffee at this shop in the City of Templemore.  With my companion running late, I had plenty of time to snap a photo of my latest outfit to share with you all.

Sleek and Elegant

My entire outfit today, with the exception of the boots and cell phone, are free gifts from Rowne.  The Alla Crepe Top and Xinyu Trousers brought to mind a sophisticated, uptown girl look (tune).  I like the high waist of the pants, and the short cropped top, which left one arm bare while the opposite was encased in a full-length sleeve.  I thought it made for an interesting visual contrast.  The pants emphasized my long, slender figure, and at first, I had a hard time finding footwear that would work with them.  My slink feet and shoes poked through far above the hemline of the trousers, and I couldn’t adjust where they attached on my legs.  Uh-oh…

An Uh-Oh Followed by a Sigh of Relief

After adjusting my hover height to be slightly above the ground, I dug down deep in my inventory, and found some old-style boots that I could adjust and slide down to the bottom of the cuffs of the trousers.  It worked like a charm, and I was quite pleased with the outcome. Unfortunately, when I went to include the landmarks for my post, I discovered that the boots in my full-body shot were no longer available.  I did, however, find an alternate pair from Blackburns (shown in the close up picture below) that worked just as well, and these were only 29L on the Marketplace!  Phew!

An Entire Outfit, But That’s Not All…

In addition to the pantsuit, Rowne also has the Jane Cat Eye Sunglasses, Bon Bon Earrings, and Buckett bag set out as free gifts for group members.  I felt they all coordinated beautifully, so I combined them in one look.  The end result:  classy sophistication!  Although the group has a 350L join fee, the numerous gifts available balance out the initial expense.

What’s Included in All the Gifts:  

  • Alla Crepe Crop Top and Xinyu Crepe Trousers fit for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique
  • Buckett Bag (with two pose options)
  • Cat Eye Sunglasses in Onyx (they were originally on top of my head; I edited them to be on my face)
  • PW BonBon earrings in Lilac (shown) and Hunter

Here’s a close up of the Blackburn boots.  They’re cute, aren’t they?

Boots Close Up

Well, that’s a wrap!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Hair:  Exile Dream of Paradise

Earrings:  Rowne PW BonBon Earrings (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Sunglasses:  Rowne Jane Cat Eye Sunglasses (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Bag:  Rowne Buckett Bag (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Top:  Rowne Alla Crepe Top (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Pants:  Rowne Xinyu Crepe Trousers (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Boots: (Full Body Shot) *GF* Short Lace Up Boots  (no longer available)

Boots:  (Close Up Shot) Blackburns Steampunk Lace Up Short Boots Black (29L on the Marketplace)

Cell Phone:  Opulence Poses (from Call Me)

Pose:  Dyer Maker Animations 5 Bag Poses Set

Sim:  Elysium City of Templemore
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Back to the Beach!

Sunshine in My Pocket

Hello again, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I had so much fun on Monday, we decided to return to the shore for some more R&R.  I packed a bag with sunscreen, a towel, a magazine and, of course, Ripley snacks, then we headed off to one of our favorite sims – NorderNey.

Flirty and Free

I slipped on the latest free Fabulously Free in SL group gift from BlackRose before leaving home.  Bold and bright, with a white, black and dark teal color scheme, this strappy mini dress was perfect for a day of fun in the sun.  Its figure-hugging form will flatter any avatar, for sure.  I liked how the vertical stripes of dark teal at the bodice provided a touch of contrast to the otherwise horizontal bands of color, and directed the eye upward.  With plenty of versions for mesh bodies, plus mesh sizes for classic avatars, you’re sure to find just the right fit for you.

What’s Included:

  •  Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L and alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

The Beach is Calling Me and I Must Go

Here’s hoping you can carve out a little time for some rest and relaxation for yourself this week.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Sunglasses:  Steinwerk Bonnie & Clyde Sunglasses

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap Dakota

Dress:  BlackRose Tank Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Beach Bag:  Zenith Summer Beach Bag (old Gatcha prize)

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Glamrus Poses Letting You Go (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  NorderNey

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Don’t Forget The Sunblock

Snapshot_001Hey Fabulouses!  He and I decided to turn it all off for a little beach R&R.  Turn off the IMs, turn off the group chats, turn off the constant blog project in process, and thoughts of future blog projects.  Ahhh….  silence…  just the two of us and a big sandy beach.

Beach Bliss

The sweet scent of coconut sunblock filled the air and the warm sun shone down on us as a misty breeze blew through the palms refreshingly.  For just a minute there wasn’t a distraction in the world that could take me away from the bliss.  I turned to smile at him, and out of the corner of my eye… I spotted an awesome His & Hers Towel Rack behind us.  Wait what? Is that a group gift?!  Turns out, I can’t turn it off for very long after all.  It’s a good thing he was happy to sit there with  me long enough to get a photo!

His & Hers

In the New Releases area at Shutter Field you’ll find the His & Hers Beach Towel Rack as shown in my photo.  The rack includes the folded blanket, sunblock and hanging his and hers towels all with a land impact of just 4.  This piece is copy/mod so you can rez multiple copies and modify it a little if you need to.  I should also mention that there is a His & His Beach Towel Rack out as a free group  gift too.  This group is just 20L to join.

Getting Sandy

This beautiful couple’s pose by Just Posing is called “Sandy” and is available for just 1L on marketplace.

Furnishing – Shutter Field Beach Towel Rack His & Hers (free group gift / 0L / 20L to join)

Pose – Just Posing July Group Gift {Sandy} (1L – marketplace)

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Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame

Smile for the camera, Fabulouses!  In my post yesterday, {HERE} I told you about a gift from Legendaire, and also mentioned the fact that there are a ton of other outfits set out for lucky group members.  I decided to show you another one of the free items up for grabs in the shop.  This cheery tunic is bound to raise your spirits with its botanical motif and jaunty black and yellow color scheme.  If you’d prefer a red and orange print, a green striped background splashed with large magenta hibiscus flowers, or perhaps a teal and black paisley pattern, you’re in for a sweet surprise, because this versatile present also includes a texture change HUD.  With long sleeves designed to shield your arms from UV rays, and a playful peek at a bikini top underneath, you will be all set for an impromptu trip to the beach.

What’s Included:

  • Fitted mesh
  • Summer Tunic HUD (with four texture options)
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Brienne bag (not worn in picture)
  • Brienne flip flops for Slink flat feet

Some Beach, Somewhere

Thanks for the suggestion to travel to the seaside for a romantic evening, Carson!  Ripley and I had a great time snapping pictures as the sun went down.  What a relaxing, perfect way to end a manic Monday at work! (tune)

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Exile Closure (50L from last week’s Fifty Linden Friday)

Necklace:  The Gorean Cave Skeleton Key Yellow Necklace (39L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Legendaire Summer Tunic (free group gift 0L/99L to join)

Pose:  Reve Obscura Picture This (bento pose – 50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Corlevoli Beach

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In the Forest of My Dreams

Meet Me At Midnight

Hello there, Fabulouses!  At the Mystical Fae Forest, Ripley and I found an enchanted harp surrounded by softly glowing candles.  As we stepped closer, the wind began to pluck the strings, playing a lovely, haunting tune.  The pupster and I stood entranced as even the local reindeer paused, and tilted their heads to listen to the melody.  It was a magical night in a forest of dreams.

A Fabulous Frock for a Legendary Evening

Emma is the latest free group gift from Legendaire.  With a solid-colored bodice and hem, accented with bright swirls of paisley, this maxi dress is slender at the waist to emphasize my figure, but ends with a comfortably loose, slightly ruffled skirt.   Narrow straps left my shoulders free to feel the caress of moonlight on my skin.  The gift box includes a HUD which offers a choice of 3 textures.  I was torn between the dark blue and magenta floral swirls, a bold black and white pattern with pops of pale teal, and this red, white and teal paisley pattern.  Every one of the options was equally appealing.  Although joining the Legendaire group will set you back 99L, there is an entire wall in the shop packed with 12 group gifts, all free for members.  A teleporter on the floor will whisk you off to a plethora of other outfits also set out free for group members.  I considered 99L a fair investment for so many generous gifts.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Emma HUD with 3 texture options
  • Emma flats (not shown)

All Good Things Come to an End

As the clock approached midnight, my canine Prince Charming nudged my hand, breaking the spell, and reminding me that this Cinderella has to get up bright and early for RL work tomorrow.  Bidding the reindeer and the spellbinding harp farewell, Ripley and I journeyed home.  Until my next post, here’s wishing you magical encounters, and happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Hair:  Exile Full of Grace

Earrings:  Zaara Sarayi Painted Hoops

Dress:  Legendaire Emma Maxi Dress (free group gift 0L/99L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Sandals:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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I’m No Angel

I'm no Angel

Fatal Mistake…

Someone made a BIG mistake. I can deal with the fact that I died, but, REALLY? I should have horns and sitting in a fire pit, right?

There is a “heavenly” deal on the Marketplace. You can pick up a FREE set of Angel Wings And Halo from T.J Store. The wings can be resized by simply touching them.

I think I’m gonna fly up and talk to the “Big Guy” and get this straightened out…

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Heavenly Attire: T.J Store – Angel Wings And Halo (FREE $0L on Marketplace)

Pose: Embody – M Superhero 2  N/A

Sim: Memento mori

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A Little Bird Said…

Spread Your Wings

Hello there, Fab Free!  A feathered friend reminded me that there are still 6 days left to shop at the Springtacious Cart Sale, so Ripley and I headed back to see if we could scope out another Fabulous Find to share with you.  At the 1 Hundred cart, we found a pair of robin’s egg blue Daisy Duke style shorts paired with a strappy pink floral tank for only 10L.  Perfect for a warm summer day, this outfit is sure to help you show off your curves.  If pink is not your color, the top also comes in sky blue, lemon yellow, and lilac.

What’s Included:

  • Jacket, top and underwear layers for classic avatars
  • Appliers for:  Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Wowmeh mesh bodies
  • Universal Omega Applier (top, bra, pants, undies)
  • Applier for Lalas, *L.inc.*, U Luckie, Banned and Universal Omega

Down at the Cart Wash

There are so many amazing deals just waiting to be discovered at The Wash.  I hope you get a chance to check out the multitude of displays, and scoop up some budget-friendly finds for yourself before the carts are all packed up for this round.  The sale ends on April 12th.

Until next time my friends, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head: Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Magika Lush

Outfit:  1Hundred Shorty Set (10L at The Cart Wash)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Bella Pace

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Taking A Moment

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Well hey there FabFree!  I want to start this post off by taking a moment to say thank you to those that send in freebie tips.  I know we don’t always have time to blog everything that we are told about, but we really do appreciate the heads up!  Even us Fabulously Free in SL Bloggers who have years of experience searching these things out, struggle some days to find something to show off!  Of course there is no shortage of freebies and affordable finds in Second Life any day of the week, but sometimes it takes just the right item to inspire us to put pen to paper.

Isn’t it Ironic?

Ok, so there is no real irony here, but…  Fab Reader “Ironic”, contacted me yesterday to let me know about a sweet 10L outfit that is compatible with a ton of different bodies and as soon as I put it on, I knew I needed to share the news.

The Blush Jeans and Tank outfit in Rose Floral is priced at the promotional price of 10L right now in the Poised Marketplace Store.  It all goes on easy in one click as the pants and the tucked top are “stuck together”.

Body Compatibility & Size Availability

  • XS – XL Mesh (top)
  • XS – XL Fitmesh (top)
  • Maitreya Lara Mesh Body (top and pants)
  • Belleza Mesh Body – Isis, Venus, Freya (top and pants)
  • Slink Mesh Body – Physique, Hourglass (top and pants)

Thank you Ironic!!

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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 –  Elua Mao (free group gift / 0L / 150L to join)
Outfit – ::Poised:: Blush – Jeans & Tank – Rose Floral – PROMO (10L / marketplace)
Shoes – Friday Darcy Flats
Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Look What I Gato

Look What I Gato

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! Welcome back, and thanks for being here. I’ve got a few fantastic gifts to share with you, starting with this fabulous skirt from Gato. The tropical print and bright colors of this FREE subscriber gift skirt just screams summer fun. This FREE gift from Gato comes in a Maitreya fit only. To get your copy, head over to Gato and join the subscriber, the gift will be delivered automatically.

I always enjoy the group gifts from Empire, but I especially like these adorable heels. They are the April group gift at Empire and I couldn’t be more pleased with them. They come in the usual sizes, Belleza, Slink, TMP, and Maitreya, and they include a color change hud that gives you 20 color options and allows you to change individual parts of the shoe. Also, the cute little bows at the heel are optional. The Empire group has a one time join fee of 499 linden, and currently there is more than one group gift still available.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – [BURLEY]_Lily_Blacks

SkinEssences – Digby

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Top – Blueberry – Luxe Box – Leign Bustiers – Past Luxe Box Item

Skirt – **GATO– Floppy Skirt Hawaiian for Maitreya – FREE Subscriber Gift

Tattoos – -Natti- Eva Full Body Tattoo – 50L on the Marketplace *Previously Shown Here

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Geranium – FREE Group Gift/Group is 499L to Join 

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya – Lara

Stool – *ionic* ibiza stool (part of the ibiza gacha set #8)

*Pose by LAP

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Gorgeous on a Gray Day

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Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I discovered another Fabulous Find at The Cart Wash sale to share with you.  I scooped up my strappy Beautiful Gray Day dress for only 10L at the Emerald Couture stand.  This knee-length frock offers a figure hugging fit that ends with a ruffled hem.  It features a light gray background topped with a delicate floral pattern.  With a variety of sizes and mesh body options, this budget-friendly dress is sure to fit your avatar.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Body Compatibility:  Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Slink Hourglass
  • Gray Day Shoes (not shown in picture)

Half Off?  Count Me In!

Although this amazing sale doesn’t quite drop the price to the 75L mark, I did want to pass along the news of the 50 percent off sale over at Exile.  All in-world styles, except Gatchas, are marked half off until April 7th.  As soon as I read the note card announcing the special offer, I clicked the teleport button, only to see the dreaded “Region is full” message.  I persisted, and finally after multiple attempts, arrived.  I picked up several new hairdo’s, including the Class Act style featured above.  For only 125L, you can purchase regular color packs, fusion packs for 140L, and the All or Nothing pack for 625L.  It was well worth the effort required to enter the sim!

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Those Extra Little Touches

At the Rispetto Designs cart at The Wash, I picked up these glossy, dark gray Amour Signature Shawnda earrings for only 10 little Linden dollars.  They coordinated perfectly with the hue of the roses scattered across my dress.  The triple hoop design provided just the right amount of bling to complement my outfit.

Treat Yourself…

… to a little retail therapy.  This round of The Cart Wash is absolutely packed with bargains galore, and I hope you get a chance to teleport over to the Wash and check out all the booths for yourself.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  (Shot with Bike) Exile Class Act (50% off – Sale ends April 7th)

(Close Up) Exile Slow Burn

Earrings:  Amour Signature Shawnda Earrings (10L at the Rispetto Designs Display at The Cart Wash)

Dress:  Emerald Couture Beautiful Gray Day Dress (10L at The Cart Wash)

Shoes:  KC Couture Jane Heels for Slink High Feet

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (Shot with Bike) Luane’s World Poses

(Close Up) Le Poppycock

Sim:  It’s a New Dawn Lemon Beach

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