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Shopping in Style

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Phew! I decided to start my holiday shopping early… as in before waiting until Christmas Eve like I usually do. It was cold out so I bundled up and headed out with my purse in hand to check out the local shops. Always shop local I say! I love the deals you can get at the Mom & Pop stores. You just can’t beat hometown pride. I took a moment to rest on a park bench though because I’m looking for the perfect gift for a special friend and I just haven’t found it yet…

Shopping in Style

You can shop in style too! I picked up my coat dress with its matching handbag for free as part of the POE hunt from Glitterati. The dress has a classic look with a great nubbly texture that is very realistic. You’ll get classic mesh sizes XS – L with an alpha layer if you need it. I’m wearing the Maitreya body and had no problem fitting it with a medium and using my alpha system to cover up anything I needed to. It’s stylish and I love the embossed tan leather handbag that you get with it! All for free!

Keeping my Legs Warm

I needed something to keep my legs warm in cold air while I was shopping, so I checked the marketplace and found these beige leggings by Mette’s. They matched perfectly, came in appliers for Maitreya and Omega, and were only 25L! Now that’s a deal! It will leave me plenty of leftover spending money to buy a gift for my special friend.

Well, break’s over! Back to shopping! Have a great day FabFree Readers!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Catwa – Flora
Coat Dress & Handbag – Glitterati – POE 10 Winter Coat (Free POE Hunt Gift)
Leggings – Mette’s – Leggings Dark Tan (25L on the Marketplace)
Boots – Belle Epoque – Boots past gg, no longer available

Sim Location – Baja Norte

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A Shutterbug in a Winter Wonderland

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Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I visited The Mill for another dose of winter wonderland, and came across multiple kodak moments.  There aren’t too many things that would make me kneel in the snow (brrrr!) to snap a photo, but the gorgeous landscape, and Rip’s new pals decked in winter accessories are two of them.  Aren’t Rufus and Rex super cute?

Lilian and Naia Are Super Cute, Too!

There is something so classic in the combination of red and black, and I created this look today by combining three group gifts.  First, my off-the-shoulder, crimson sweater is a free gift from ::LiES:: Creations for members of the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News group.  With ribbed knitting on the neck and hemline, and a realistic texture in the body of the sweater, this top is bright and cheerful.  Inside the gift package, you will find versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Since the MGS&N group is free to join, the Lilian pullover won’t cost you a single Linden dollar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Also a group gift, this time from Belle Epoque, my Naia pants come in black, blue, red, white and yellow, so it’s like getting four presents in one.  A free giftie for members of the Teleport Hub group, these trousers don’t come in different sizes, but they fit my Maitreya Lara body perfectly, closely hugging each and every curve.  Featuring a shimmering, satiny texture topped with well placed folds, Naia is sure to flatter your figure.  To add these slacks to your inventory, simply journey to the shop on the Wild Willows sim, activate the Teleport Hub group tag (10L join fee) and tap the vendor.  While you are there, you might want to scoop up the theatrical Venetian Mask which is a gift for Fab Free group members.

All Wrapped Up

To add a finishing touch, I applied a brilliant red manicure, which is a free gift from Hello Dave for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  You can get a better view of this fun polish in my close up below.  “Early Wrapping” features silver ribbons tied across a cherry red background, which is bound to put you in a festive mood!  This applier is compatible with Slink (v2 and above), Maitreya (just click the small nail polish bottles on the right side of the HUD), and Belleza, Vista and Empire (providing you have the appropriate Omega System Kit for the particular brand of hands).

Kodak Close Up

Well, that’s a wrap for this post (I couldn’t resist the pun).  Rip and I are off to explore some more of this wintery landscape.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bent0)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Natalie

Earrings:  Promagic Neha Earrings (old gacha prize)

Sweater:  LiES Creations Lilian Top (free gift for Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News Group – 0L/0L to join)

Pants:  Belle Epoque Naia Pants (free gift for the Teleport Hub Group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  KC Couture Arizona Cowgirl Ankle Boots

Manicure:  Hello Dave Early Wrapping (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Reve Obscura Shutterbug BENTO Pose with Mesh Camera (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  The Mill

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Sometimes I Wear Hydrangeas

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I know, I know… I have come to you once today already with news, but I had a pretty easy day and I was excited to show you some time sensitive sale items I picked up to create the pretty outfit that I put together in my photo.

Savings at Siss Boom

I stopped in at Siss Boom to check out the new group gift and while I was grabbing that I eyed up the sales items on the wall.  I found that the Sometimes Hydrangea Dress was on sale for just 60L.  It includes the belted hydrangea printed dress and omega applier gold shirt as well as the little bit of flexi stuff at the bottom which you can choose to wear or not.  Normally I skip the flexi things, but I thought it was cute, so I put it on this time.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS-L + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus
  • TMP
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy
  • Top –  Omega Applier & System Layer

It’s 25L Tuesday At Belle Epoque

I then headed over to Belle Epoque where I knew the Parisian Painter Gacha Set was just 25L per play for 25L Tuesday!  I played a few times and came up with the Cream Boots and Bag that I was after.  They are both common pieces, so they came up quickly!  The bag is filled with all kinds of painting supplies and is just so cute to tote around and pretend I have an ounce of painting ability!  The whole set is really sweet, so check it out!

Parisian Painter { The Chapter Four }

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Truth Ice (50L per play / instore gacha)
Dress & Shirt – Siss Boom Sometimes Hydrangea (60L / sale)
Boots – Belle Epoque Parisian Painter Boots Cream (25L per play / instore gacha / 25L Tuesday!)
Bag – Belle Epoque Parisian Painter Bag Cream (25L per play / instore gacha / 25L Tuesday!)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim –  The Last Forever

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Get Moving!

BelleEGGThey say “Home is where the heart is”, but which one of these boxes did I pack it in??

Hey there Fabulouses! One of the many cool things about Second Life is that you can pick up your entire home at the drop of a hat and go from a beach bungalow to a mountain chalet or New York studio, or where ever your heart desires…  Even a tree house or a cave if you like!  You don’t even have to change locations if you don’t want to, you can just pick it all up, and put something new down.  If only it was that easy in real life!

Enough Babbling Love, What ARE You Wearing?

My casual fall outfit today was put together with a couple of new goodies I came across this week – which was perfect timing, because they look great together!

You can pick up the LFE Leonie Sweater I am wearing today for just 10L in several mesh body sizes on the marketplace, and in fact…  if you do a little browsing through their marketplace listings, you’ll find that you can pick up the same sweater in several prints for just 10L each.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus

What goes better with a cozy sweater than some fuzzy warm boots?

Not much, and you can find the Mina Boots as a free group gift at Belle Epoque with a 10L join fee.  These boots will fit any kind of mesh avatar using their alpha huds and may work with the system body too if you happen to have the right alpha layer already in your inventory (alpha layer not incuded).  You will not only find the gorgeous brown colour I am wearing, but all of the following colours in your gift folder!

Boot Colours:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Coffee
  • Navy
  • Olive
  • Wine

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Truth Makena (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Sweater – LFE Leonie Sweater 1 (10L / marketplace)
Jeans – Bluberry Mia
Boots – Belle Epoque Mina Boots (free group gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Pose – LW Poses Vintage Soul (featured @ Tres Chic)
Sim – Honeycomb

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque has just updated their Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift with the beautiful Venetian Mask as shown below!  Go grab your free copy all you Fabulous people!

Belle Epoque – Added 10/4/17

How to grab your gift!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the gift table.


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My Baby Blue

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Hello Fabulous Readers!  I know we have been seeing news about Belle Epoque quite about on the FabFree Blog lately, with hunt information and gift updates but again…  I have news of another free group gift that is available at Belle Epoque!

I Don’t Believe It…  Another Gift?

Yes!  it’s true – The dishy baby blue and white dotted Annette Dress as shown on my avatar comes in one fitmesh size and is available along with several other group gifts on the VIP wall when you join their inworld group for just 10L.

Have super weekend!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Lady
Dress – Belle Epoque Annette (free group gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Gianna Sandals
Pose – LW Poses Sunshine or Rain (featured @ The XXX Event)
Sim – Wild Willows

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The Belle Epoque Birthday Hunt

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Hey there Fabulouses! I have returned from vacation and have almost caught up on my stack of the mundane “behind the scenes Fab stuff”, and I had totally planned on getting it all finished before I started blogging the fun stuff again, but I just couldn’t help myself!

I want all the cupcakes!

I was just too excited when I saw an ad for the Belle Epoque Birthday Hunt where you can search for little cupcakes in and around the Belle Epoque Store and score some really nice items for just 10L each.  All of the cupcakes are numbered, so you can just check out the texture below to decide which ones you want to pick up before you spend the 10L on the item.   I am wearing #1 which is a really cute brown and white dotty romper in one fitmesh size along with #10 (the unique wicker plant bag).  I am not sure how long this hunt will last, so act quickly if you are interested!

Birthday Hunt !

I have picked up many of these gifts and look forward to trying them all on and showing them off!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANIRE!  Thanks for the gifts 🙂

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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 Fenella
Dress – Belle Epoque  Birthday Hunt #1 (10L)
Bag – Belle Epoque  Birthday Hunt #10 (10L)
Pose –  LW Poses A Quiet Life (featured @ TLC)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Gorgeous in Gingham

Gorgeous in Gingham

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to showcase a Vintage Gacha Fair gift today. When we arrived, we were quite pleasantly surprised to discover that a number of talented designers are featuring free gifts at their booths at the fair.  My top today is courtesy of Belle Epoque.  Featuring a vintage pink gingham fabric, trimmed with lace edging, this tank-style cropped top is a summer time classic.  I chose to pair it with denim shorts, but the generous designer is also offering coordinating pink shorts as a gift for shoppers at the fair.  The delicate shade of pink is soft and feminine, ideal for this vintage shirt.  It comes in one mesh version, which fit my Maitreya Lara body perfectly.  The Vintage Gacha Fair runs until August 13th, so you have plenty of time to mosey on over to the Path of Destiny sim to scoop up some free goodies for yourself.    Most of the stalls have white boxes set out, which contain a free present for you.  It’s well worth the visit!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen Mesh Hair (past Fifty Linden Friday offer)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Top:  Belle Epoque {VGF Top} (free gift at the Vintage Gacha Fair – event ends August 13th)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Tranquility Dreams

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Need A Penny, Take A Penny

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Hello again FabFree! I know I blogged this store yesterday, but I am sending you right back to Belle Epoque today to pick up another awesome group gift that has just been released!

Time Portal

Oh, how I wish I could have been around in the 50’s and 60’s to wear these dishy dresses and walk down the city streets with my shopping bag (that I probably filled for under $10!).  At least in Second Life, we have Belle Epoque to take us back in time fashionably :).  Now you can pick up the Penny Dress as shown on my avatar (including the scarf) in one fitmesh size as a free group gift (10L to join).  I am wearing the Ocean colour that is included, but also included is Aubergine, Shadow and Olive!

Have a great day!

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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 Ari
Dress – Belle Epoque Penny (free group gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Shoes – Ingenue Oksana Heels
Shopping Bag – Free in your library
Pose by Le Poppycock 
Sim – Time Portal 50s & 60s Zone

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Be Right There!

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Hey there Fabulouses!

Need a sweet glam ride?

I found this awesome gold trimmed pink airplane as a free group gift at Belle Epoque! This is a wearable item that allows you to move around in it and fly if you like.  It also has airplane sounds.  Too cute to pass up for a 10L group join fee!

ENJOY!

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Wearable Plane:  Belle Epoque Airplane (free group gift / 0L / 10L to join)

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