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Fab Free Designer Friday – 1/20/2017 – PoshTale

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Hello There Fab Free’rs! Thanks for coming by. It’s been a long Friday so I am happy to end the day on a positive note and tell you about another of the Fabulous Fab Free Designers, PoshTale. This quaint shop is decorated with a little bit of renaissance flair that lends its self to the modern fantasy style of clothing you’ll find in the shop. There are even a pair of handsome suits of armor at the entrance. Most items are ladies mesh clothing, though you’ll find some applier clothing as well. I also came across one or two mens items. PoshTale describes their own style as fantasy fashion, and I think that holds true for most of the items, however many of the styles are modern enough to be worn in an every day setting.

At the landing point pictured above, you’ll find three cutely packaged group gifts sitting on the counter. The PoshTale is FREE to join, making these gifts completely FREE as well. You’ll also see an ad for a FREE gift available at the Womens Stuff Lounge. Just click the photo and you’ll be given a landmark to the Womens Stuff Lounge where you can pick up the gift PoshTale has there.
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There are also several other opportunities for FREE gifts at PoshTale. Of course my personal favorite of which is the Fab Free exclusive group gift. Yes, I know I am biased, however this FREE gift is quite lovely. It was previously blogged by Kathryn here. You will of course need to wear your Fab Free tag to collect this gift. Just above the Fab Free gift at PoshTale you’ll find a Midnight Madness board. Also present is the usual wall of information showcasing the store affiliations. Finally you’ll not want to miss the lucky boards. There are four lucky boards just around the side of the front counter. Whether you’re looking for something for role play or want a little whimsy in your wardrobe, PoshTale is the shop for you!


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Spelling 101

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Hey there FabFree!  In my last post I showed you a group gift by MonaLISA [HERE], and as I was digging through the rest of the items I picked up at the same time, I came across this great business suit that had a real teachery kind of feel to me.  It reminded me that “someone” was picking on my Canadian spelling last week in blog comments posted [HERE] and I had threatened to school him on the subject.

I honestly have no idea why we have different spellings for the same words between Canada and the USA. It’s probably one of those things we’ll never figure out with history going back and forth… Just saying…  I wasn’t wrong!

Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit

The MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket both come in S-XL mesh sizes with alpha layers.  As I mentioned in my previous post regarding MonaLISA, the group is 100L to join.

Hey, I Put Some New Shoes On

On my avatar, I am also wearing the latest group gift shoe offer by Phedora!  The Marian Heels have been added in a full fatpack of colours to the ever growing group gift section at their shop.  With a one time 300L join fee, you can pick up several fantastic pairs of shoes that are compatible with many types of feet.

In A Hurry

As Edi mentioned in her post earlier today [HERE], it’s Fifty Linden Friday… and if you are really quick, you can still stop by Maxi Gossamer and pick up their Fifty Linden Friday offer for today.  It’s a little tough to see in my post, but you can buy their Love Catcher Heart Necklace and Earring set for 50L, just today!

Class dismissed!
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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 Oceana
Outfit – MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Phedora Marian Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer FLF Necklace Love Catcher Heart (50L / Fifty Linden Friday)
Glasses – Mad Mesh Mesh Nerd Glasses in several colours (plain and checkered) (9L / marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Scene – *CS* Welcome to Classroom (edited board – pose not used) (65L / marketplace)

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Smiles on a Cloudy Day

Little by Little

Hello there, Fabulouses!  It has been a number of cold, gray, rainy days in a row where I am in RL, so I guess that influenced my selection of outfit and location for today’s blog post.  With a couple of lamps to guide our way, Ripley and I set out to explore the snowy It All Starts With a Smile sim. Rip never has to worry about getting the chills with his luxurious fur coat, and lucky for me, with my cozy knitted outfit and scarf from VIPs Creations, I stayed toasty warm all day as well!

Nothing Goes Together Like Winter and a Sweater

Unless of course it’s a knitted skirt, fleecy scarf, and a sweater!  My entire outfit today from my shawl to my shoes is a free group gift for members of the VIPs Creations group, which by the way, is free to join!  I just love it when I get a complete outfit all in one swoop!  The soft, woolen, long-sleeved sweater wrapped my arms in comfort, while its cropped waistline offered a sexy peek at my midsection.  Just so we could keep snuggly warm, the generous designer tucked a black scarf in the package to drape around our necks.  It resizes with just a touch, so you can adjust it as needed for your avatar.  A thick, knitted gray skirt which fell to just above my knees, perfectly coordinated with the hue of my top, and rounded out my outfit.  Finally, before setting out with Ripley, I slipped on the Cecilia shoes, which are also included as part of the gift.   These leather high heels are packed with details such as three buckles and delicate knotted laces.  They were the perfect footwear to shield my toes from old Jack Frost.  If you would love to capture this sweet, stylish complete outfit for yourself, head on over to VIPs Creations, join the group if you’re not a member already, then tap the gift board.  There’s also a men’s group gift up for grabs, but since Ripley already sports a fluffy winter coat, he opted out (not to mention the fact that he’s a canine!).  I can’t say I blame him….he’s pretty cute just the way he is!

What’s Included:

  • Cecilia Shoes for Slink, Belleza and Maitreya
  • Skirt in Standard Fitmesh Sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya and Slink
  • Top in Standard Fitmesh Sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya and Slink
  • Black Scarf

Sunny Days Ahead…. (I Hope!)

I think Ripley and I have had enough rain and gray skies to fill us up for quite some time.  Until my next post, here’s wishing you sunshine and 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

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Argrace Hotaru

Outfit:  VIPS Creations Female Outfit January Gift (free gift for VIPS Creations group members 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Aushka & Co.

Sim:  It All Starts With a Smile
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Socking It To Me

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There is one thing about men that I will never understand… Actually there are several things, but one strikes me particularly hard today – Why oh why, do the socks go on the floor beside the laundry hamper?  I even moved the hamper where he was tossing them last week, thinking to myself “Ok…  if I can’t beat him, I need to join him“, but no…  The socks are still beside…  the…  laundry … hamper.

I am considering that perhaps there is some kind of negative magnetic force that keeps them from going inside the basket.  What else could it possibly be?  I am reading up on the subject…  “How To Understand Him”.  Wish me luck.

At Least One Thing Was Clear

One thing that was really clear to me today was that I was really glad I picked up the Zenovia Outfit as a free group gift at MonaLISA.  I joined this group for 100L some time in December to take advantage of a lucky board prize [blogged here] that is still available, and stopped in today to check out what was available in the way of group offers.  There are tons of group gifts, a midnight mania board, and a few group lucky boards too.

The Zenovia Outfit all goes on in one click and includes the skirt, top, and cardigan.  It comes in XS-XL mesh sizes and includes the alphas in the case that you need them.

Like My Hair?

I think I jumped up and down when I saw that Truth was participating in this new round of The Epiphany with three gorgeous long hairstyles at just 50L per play!  I am wearing Wind today, and can’t wait to get my hands on the other two as well!  All of the braids and waves are done perfectly.

TRUTH Kingdoms Gacha

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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 Wind (50L per play @ The Epiphany)
Outfit – MonaLISA Zenovia Outfit (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Necklace – Izzie’s Heartkey Necklace
Pose by Sari Sari

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Sun in my eyes

Sun in my eyes

All bright and shiny

Was it just me or did the weekdays feel exceptionally long this time around? It’s probably no use dwelling on things as time would certainly be better spent looking forward to the upcoming weekend. I’m not the only one either as Commander’s been pretty well behaved recently (not that there’s any carpet left for him to chew up) and even the spotty weather seems to be giving way to bright sunshine. Not wanting to let such a golden opportunity slip me by, I snuck in some time to practice doing headshots and to, of course, bask in the warmth.

Fridays made even better

Back when I was very very very new to Second Life, I heard about Fifty Linden Fridays and being the silly goose that I am thought that there was some place giving out 50 lindens every Friday. A little investigation proved that things were way better than I thought as this weekly shopping event always seemed to be filled with a diverse number of high-quality items that are going for just 50 lindens. I discovered some of my now favorite stores through FLF, an example of this being Wasabi Pills. For today’s current round of FLF, the store is offering the Vic hairstyle something that I snapped up right away for it’s cute and messy vibe. Don’t you think it’ll pair off really well with your slouchy outfits or if you’re going for that ragamuffin look? Anyway, the Vic hairstyle is non rigged mesh hair which means that it came be resized and repositioned. Permissions are set to copy so you can make as many backups as you want. Personally, I had no problems at all fitting the hairstyle and had a good deal of fun deciding between the two bangs options (style A)  included in the package. Also included is an alpha layer and two different huds; one to control the color of the hairstyle and the other to control the color of the hair accessories. The Vic hairstyle will only be out on sale today so don’t hesitate to get your copy.

Smack!

It’s been a good long while since I’ve given any midnight mania board a good tap. Since the holiday rush has now become a thing of the past, I’ve gotten into the habit again and discovered that WoW Skins has added a new Midnight Mania board to its already generous lineup. This MM board is open to the public and currently, contains the Nour skin in tan. In the prize package, you’ll receive two system skins (one with cleavage and the other without), a brow shape and eyebrow tattoos. Choose between black or red eyebrows or if you have a totally different look in mind there is a tattoo layer provided that completely hides the eyebrows. Nour’s youthful look was simply perfect to spend my Friday in and I was more than pleased to have been able to get it for free.

At the time of writing this post, the target numbers for the Midnight Mania boards at WoW Skins has been lowered so go and give it a good smack. While you’re there try your luck at the no group needed lucky letter chairs or if you’re inclined, join the group to gain access to all the group perks (full access to MM boards and Lucky Letters as well as all past group gifts and the current one). WoW Skins has a one-time join fee of 450L.

And that’s a wrap. I’m going to go sit myself on a lounge chair somewhere and read up on how to re-carpet an apartment.  -Sighs- A least I’ll be warm while doing it.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Nour (0L/Midnight Mania prize/No group join needed)
Hair – Wasabi Pills Vic (50L/Fifty Linden Friday offer)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L)

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private Location

-Screams-


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These Boots Are Made For… Kittens

Puppies & Kitties

Uninvited Guests

Unlike at Edi’s place, I think it may literally be raining cats and dogs at my house!

I stumbled down the stairs this morning to make coffee, only to find Finnoula staring out the front door at the strangest sight. My neighbor’s Corgi puppies had gotten loose (again) and were sitting on my porch curiously watching two kittens slumbering away in my new boots. It was all very sweet and surreal… until Finn’s protective nature got the better of her and she started to bark, setting off a chain reaction of puppy yapping, scared-kitty screeching, fur flying… what a way to start the morning! 😯

Cuteness Overload

JIAN makes some of the cutest animals on the grid, and I was delighted to receive these sweet kitten-booties as the latest group gift. Two versions are included in the box: one for wearing, and this adorbs decor version for rezzing (only 2 LI). The wearable version has a wide-awake kitty on each boot, and not only do they ride along, but they even move and meow (which you can turn off, once you’ve had enough of that)! Both versions have a texture-change menu so you can choose from 3 boot colors, 9 kitty colors, and resize to your liking.

As with all JIAN products, these kitty boots are amazingly well detailed. Best part? The group is FREE to join so you can pick up the kitty boots as well as several other group gifts that are still available. 🙂

 

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Decor Items…

JIAN Kitten Booties Decor Sleepies (free group gift / free to join)
MishMish Corgi Puppies (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
{what next} Cutesy Doormat
Dutchie Lavender 2
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)


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Water Cooler Break

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Busy working… sort of.

It was a busy day at the office and I needed a quick break so I stopped by the water cooler. I managed to get in a little social networking while I was there as well… like talking about my latest outfit find at Prism. I hunted down this 1L Winter Blows Hunt gift in no time flat to add to my wardrobe just the other day and it is perfect for a day at the office. My colleagues agreed.

What you get.

The outfit is one piece mesh, belt included, and comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a good alpha layer if you are still rocking your system bod. I paired it with a pair of black boots for a complete look, but you could always go with heels. For 1L and some hunting time, this dress is a steal.

Back to work for me… break time is over!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Dangerous
Outfit – Prism – Wynona Cable Knit Dress (1L for the Winter Blows Hunt)

Sim Location – Furillen

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Going dotty

Going dotty

Help! The weather’s been so dotty lately.

I don’t know what’s going on but the weather’s been acting kinda strange recently. Not so strange that it’s raining literal cats and dogs (thankfully) but it seems as if it can’t make up its mind most of the time. Some days the sky is heavy with dark clouds while on others it’s surprisingly sunny for this time of year and on other days things can flip between the two at the drop of a dime. I just can’t figure it out but anyway, at least I’ve found an outfit versatile enough to keep up with all of this odd weather.

As they say, if you can’t beat them…

Join them! I’ve gone dotty as well with the Lily outfit from MOoH! (it’s so much fun typing out this store’s name). You can always count on classic prints to get you through the day and none are more classic, or classy when it comes down to it than black and white polka dots. Personally, I found that it paired off rather well with the prim cut of this collared dress. I like fantasy clothes as much as the next Second Life(r) but it’s always great to find something that I’d actually wear outside of this virtual world.

As you can see from the picture above there are two ways of wearing the Lily outfit. The dress itself is a sleeveless number (perfect for when the sun decides to show itself) and flatters your figure by being cinched at the waist by a white belt. The dress comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size so you can most certainly test it out on your mesh body should you own one. If it gets chillier (or if you just feel like rocking the cute librarian look) throw on the comfy, duel toned cardigan. I simply love the little bow that holds the two sides together, as it just adds to the girlish look of the whole outfit. The cardigan comes in five standard mesh sizes as well (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size. Both outfits have their own spiffy alpha layer and not only do they help with the fit, they also ensure that you can wear the cardigan with a separate outfit as well.

The Lily outfit is on sale at the MOoH! main store until the 26th of the month and is priced at 85L. That’s a little over the FabFree price cap but if you join the MOoH! group as I’ve already done (-crosses another thing off the bucket list-) you can take advantage of the free 150L gift card that’s available to members to get this dress for free. MOoH! has a one-time join fee of 100L but it’s a great investment in the long run as the gift cards are given out monthly. If you haven’t picked it up already, the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift at MOoH! has been changed out recently.

Heeled and tasseled

With Commander being a bit grumpy recently I’ve had to stay home to make sure he doesn’t get up to any mischief. Of course, that also means more time to poke about the SL Marketplace. I came across these pretty pair of strappy heels from Ferina’s Creations and immediately thought about wearing them with the Lily outfit. There’s nothing like wearing a bit of red with a monochrome outfit to make things pop. I simply adore the detail of the tassel on these heels though the best part about them is that you’ll only have to spend 1L to add them to your collection. Note however that these heels are made for Slink high feet only.

A little bit of bounce

It seems that I’ve been more inclined towards shorter hairstyles recently doesn’t it? It’s nice to switch things up for a change and it helps that there have been not a few great offers for shorter hairstyles. One such is the free gift that Analog Dog has out for the January round of Gacha Guardians. I’ve come to associate wild, fun curls with this brand and the Charlotte hair certainly did not disappoint. This bouncy hairstyle has a retro feel about it, acting as the perfect topper for the Lily outfit. In the gift package, you’ll receive a bald base, an alpha layer as well as an easy to use hud that lets you choose from twelve fantasy colors as well as control the ombre fades and tints of the hair. There are loads of other gifts out at the Gacha Guardians event and you’ll need to be part of the Gimme Gacha group to be able to scoop them up. Don’t worry though the group is free to join so all you need is a group slot and you’re good to go!

Another group gift

Speaking of free group gifts, there’s a new one currently out at Hello Dave. The pictures don’t do them any justice but the Spot Me manicure in nude that I’m wearing pairs up very nicely with the entire outfit as well. Personally, I find that Hello Dave puts out manicures with very interesting designs and it certainly doesn’t hurt that they change out their free group gifts on the regular too. The group is free to join as well so go ahead and treat yourself to a mani and pedi! Hello Dave nails work with Slink mesh hands and some mesh hands that are compatible with the Omega system. While you’re there at the store don’t forget to pick up the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift as well. Two of the sets have been blogged by Kat {HERE} and myself {HERE} and you can get a closer look {HERE}.

And that’s a wrap for today! The weather’s looking pretty dodgy again so I’m retreating back indoors. Oh, but before I leave, here’s a closer look at the Hello Dave group gift I was talking about.

Hello Dave - Nail Appliers

 

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair – Analog Dog Charlotte (0L @ Gacha Guardians/Group tag needed)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L)
Manicure – Hello Dave Spot Me Nude (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Outfit – MOoH! Lily Outfit (85L/Sale till the 26th)
Shoes – Ferina’s Creations Red Sandals (1L on the Marketplace)
Hands – Slink Casual
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

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Some Things are Better Left Unsaid

ALB NEW YEARs EVE suit 2016 & shoes & fur & cap by AnaLee Balut

I feel like I could run away…

Swanky event… Soft music… Dancing slow and close together… Dressed in style… one too many drinks from the top shelf…

The words come out of your mouth before you have a chance to think about what you just said. You can hear the imaginary needle scratching across the vinyl  record as everything slows to a screeching halt.  The long awkward silence that follows… She recovers from your revelation with the grace and dignity that she is so well known for, but you just can’t hide the embarrassment on your face. You excuse yourself for some fresh air. You wonder to yourself how you could have been so imprudent as to let your true feelings known…

I’m dealing with a force that’s so strong…

While I’m out here coping with this awkward situation, let me tell you about my latest group gift find from ALB Dream Fashion. The FREE New Years Eve Suit 2016 is a stylish white suit that comes with some great and unusual accessories. Included in this package are a pair of White Mesh Shoes and a resizable cap (if you have unruly hair like me). It also comes with a fur stole to keep your shoulders warm on those chilly winter nights.

She comes outside, takes your hand, places a soft kiss on your lips, then whispers in your ear … ” Let’s go back inside where it’s warm…”

Carson is wearing…

Formalwear: ALB Dream Fashion – New Years Eve suit 2016 w/ shoes, fur & cap by AnaLee Balut GROUP GIFT FREE $oL/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Heavenly Groove

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The Panty Peek

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Hey there Fabulous Ladies! I have a bit of a sensitive subject I’d like to talk about today. I hope you can put aside my cheek(s) and just take it for what it’s worth!

That Day…

Do you remember “that day”?  The day when mesh was released, the alpha layers were introduced and women in Second Life became hollow?   Men (and some women too!) across the lands and sims fled their homelands leaving their excavated partners in search of  the rare panty peek.  Families were broken, hearts were broken and we…  as women leapt forward taking the big step into the future, being promised a time where garage door skirt prims were no longer an issue.  No more hair through shoulders, or big bulky sweater prims.  We remained strong, and patient while Linden Labs and creators worked together in pursuit of a dream.  A dream for us!  A way to mend our voided bodies put our lady parts back where they belong in hopes that maybe…  just maybe it would bring our men back home…

The Time Has Come!

Ladies…  Rejoice!  The day has finally come!  With the great strides that mesh has taken, becoming fluid and rigged to our bodies, we are now able to avoid those unwanted alphas with some of the newer fashion designs.  Sometimes it takes a little shape adjusting, but it is indeed possible to put “the peek” back into your SLife.  It’s now time to call out to your lover, put on your big girl panties and claim what is yours!

Maai Supports The Peek

Maai is in support of this cause and wants you to have these very cheeky, made for Maitreya mesh Body panties to wear under your dresses and skirts (or on their own if you like 😉 )!  For 1L on marketplace, you’ll receive the sheer keyhole cheeky butt panties as shown on my avatar in both black and white.  My “darling” fingernail polish is also courtesy of a 1L marketplace offer by Maai, so be sure to check out all of her offerings!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Nail Appliers – MAAI Slink Omega Maitreya HUD – hands & feet * darling (1L / marketplace)
Panties – MAAI Basic panties applier * Black & White * Maitreya Lara (1L / marketplace)
Pose by Lyrium Poses

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