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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Mask
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

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Where The Air Is Fresh and Sweet

Up On the Roof

♫ On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be

and there the world below can’t bother me ♫

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  We’ve all had them……times when everything just seems to go wrong and you just need to get away.  Today, Ripley and I took J.T.’s advice, and climbed right up to the top of the stairs on the Banana Bay sim to let our cares just drift right into space.  Now if only we had such a lovely spot in RL…

Up on the Roof In Style

Thanks to my free Aylen outfit from BlackRose Fasion, I’m definitely ready to kick back and relax while still looking beautiful.  With a rose colored crop top adorned with a beaded trim, and gray denim shorts tied with a coordinating pink belt, this set is all about trendy casual comfort.  Versatile, Aylen is designed to fit classic as well as a variety of mesh avatars.  To scoop up this duo for yourself, teleport over to BlackRose, activate the BlackRose Fashion group tag (it’s completely free to join!) and click the gift vendor on the desk of the main shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M and L
  • Alpha layer for shorts and top
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

If ever you’re having a tough day, come on and join us, there’s room enough for more than two up on the roof.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Checkpoint

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Outfit:  BlackRose Aylen (free gift for BlackRose Fashion 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Sim:  Banana Bay

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Tune:   James Taylor Up On The Roof
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Curiouser & Curiouser

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Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser! But that didn’t stop me from picking up the newest free group gift from BlackRose! Can you believe the pretty lace and embroidered details on this mesh top? Wow! You’ll need the BlackRose group tag, the group is free to join as always, and the gift is yours free. It comes in a variety of mesh sizes and also includes a color change hud for a variety of colors!

Colors available on the hud:

  • White
  • Pink
  • Sky
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Navy
  • Purple
  • Moss
  • Green
  • Teal
  • Burgundy (shown)
  • Black

Sizes Available:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Something extra

I also stopped by E. Vary as one of their make up gifts had caught my eye. I love my current Maya applier that I’d picked up as a free gift (no longer available sorry!), it’s my new favorite, but I wanted a “pick me up” for it and decided that it needed a fresh look. E. Vary has out the Ilusion Gift as their free SL Frees & Offers gift. Just don your tag and pick it up for free. It’s an omega system applier make up.

I did discover that you either have to applier the lipstick or the eye-shadow and I wasn’t able to figure out how to apply both at the same time, but for free, I still feel the gift was well worth it. I donned one of the pretty lipstick shades to add to my look. I’ve included a picture of the HUD below to show you what all you will be getting with this free gift!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Dakota
Makeup – E. Vary – Ilusion Gift (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – BlackRose – September Gift, Lace Top w/Hud (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – JellyRoll – Weekender Jeans

 

Sim Location – Storybrooke Gardens

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: BlackRose

BlackRose has moved their store to a new location and has updated their Fabulously Free in SL group gift!

BlackRose – Added 9/7/17

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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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: BlackRose

BlackRose has updated their Fabulously Free in SL group gift! Please swing by with your FabFree group tag activated and pick up your free copy!

BlackRose – Added 7/10/17

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 party table.


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I See Your True Colours

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A Primary Pairing

Good morning Fabulouses!  BlackRose Fashion, usually puts out one group gift per month, but this month there are two of them!  I haven’t even had a chance to try on the first one yet which is a floral printed dress, but when this sweet 2pc set came up as a second group gift, I jumped right in it.  The bright primary colours just screamed at me to wear them… and so I did.

The BlackRose inworld group is free to join, so you have nothing to lose and plenty to gain!  The Pencil Skirt and Top Set include both the mesh pencil skirt and laced top with off-the-shoulder sleeves in a variety of mesh and mesh body specific sizes.  As these come in two pieces, you can even choose to wear them separate if you like.

Sizes Included:

  • XS – XL Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Ebody
  • Tonic
  • TMP

What’s The Point?

With the primary colours and straight lines this outfit features, I went with a simple gold triangle point necklace that I picked up at FaMESHed as a free Anniversary Gift.  The FaMESHed group is free to join and you can find this gift at the RealEvil Industries display.

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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 Colbie
Outfit – BlackRose Pencil Skirt & Top (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – N-Core Mambo (free group gift / 0L / 199L to join)
Necklace – RealEvil Industries Prix Necklace (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Cape San Blas Beach

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Congratulations to Our April 2017 “April Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge Winners!

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Hello Fabfree Readers! We are thrilled to announce our Fabfree April 2017 “April Flowers” Photo Challenge winners!

This round of exceptional entries made it very difficult to choose a winner, but we managed to narrow it down to two with votes from our blogging team.  If you have a chance, check out the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool and take a look at all the fabulous entries!

In the end, we did have to vote for our winner and runner up, but we want to thank everyone who took the time to participate and say congratulations to our winners!


Winner:  :  1,000L gift certificate to BlackRose to buy clothes and merchandise plus 1,000L “cash” prize. – Brinlea

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Runner Up: 1,000L gift certificate to BlackRose to buy clothes and merchandise. – StormPriestess

Wild Flowers remind me of her....FabFree Photo Challenge


Prizes will be delivered to our winners shortly via Vasso Graves – Thank you to BlackRose for hosting this month’s Photo Challenge!

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Just a Week Left of the April 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Just one week left!

With the “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge ending April 30th, there is just a little over a week left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the flowers and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between April 1st and April 30th. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On May 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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Let’s Go Lil’ Slugger

Lil' Slugger
With the sun still shining on the way home from work (HORRAY FOR LONGER DAYS!), he was itching to throw a few balls outside and enjoy the sun. I was just getting dinner started, when he came in to the kitchen.  “Let’s go Lil’ Slugger!” he said, passing the baseball back and forth between his hand and the glove making a thunking sound as it hit the leather.  I turned to respond “I have to start di…” but he cut me off with “Don’t worry, baby!  I’ll go easy on you.”. I stopped  mid-chop because that was all I needed to hear.  I grabbed one of his caps off the coat rack, laced up my shoes and followed behind him to the yard.

Heading Out

We stopped at the open part of the yard and he went on and on the whole way out trying to teach me how to hit the ball. “Keep your head up, legs bent, eyes on the ball and full swing.”.  I looked at him out of the corner of my eye, and waited for him to stop talking and start throwing the ball.  He finally moved back into his pitching position, while I dug my feet in, wiggled my butt and did a couple practice swings.  He called from about 10 feet away “See honey?  Nice and close. Ready?”.  “PFFT, MOVE BACK!” I responded, turning my cap backwards.  He laughed, admiring my confidence but agreed and moved back a little more to play along.  I did tell him he should move back a little more again.. WAY more, but he laughed it off and took his place.

Up To Bat

He threw the ball…  “THWAK!!” went the bat as I hit the ball, and watched it fly over his head, over the fence, and into the pasture.  He blinked his eyes and just looked at me as I straightened my mini dress. “I told you to move back.” I said with a shrug and a smile.

Mini Dress For Success

Speaking of mini dress…  This sweet Tank Dress in Lemon is available as a free group gift at BlackRose with a free group join.  It’s quite similar to the FabFree group gift dress that was shown by Kathryn [HERE], so if you like this one, make sure you grab that one too!

Sizes Available:

  • Mesh in XXS –  L  + alpha
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Belleza Isis, Freya, Venus

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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 Austen
Dress –  BlackRose Tank Dress Lemon (Easter Gift) (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Friday Dottie
Pose – BellePoses Baseball Girl (75L / marketplace)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Ring My Bell…. Bottoms

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Good evening Fabulous Readers!  Tomorrow it’s back to the old grind again, but for now, I can enjoy the last couple hours of my long weekend off with some peace, quiet… and fabulous free stuff!  The family has dispersed, the house is quiet, chocolate wrappers are all over the place, and my pants are feeling tight -.-.

The Fabulous Free Stuff

BlackRose has a really nice April group gift set out for their inworld group members (free to join!!) that includes the Olive Bell Pants & Tied Shirt as shown on my avatar.  Whatever body type you are in, whether it’s mesh or system, I’m sure there is a size included for you as the folder is packed with different sizes (even leg lengths for the pants), and alpha layers too just in case.  This set fits my Maitreya Lara Mesh Body like a glove, and I imagine the other fits are just as well made.

Here’s  hoping tomorrow does not feel like Monday on Tuesday!
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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 –  Runaway Delina
Outfit – BlackRose April Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Fringe Flat Sandals
Pose by We’re Closed
Sim – Abandale

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