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I’ll Let You Drive


I'll Let You Drive

Hi There Fab Free! Happy Weekend! The weather has been nice, and I’m ready to go for a drive! First, I’ve got a few things I’m excited to share with you today. This hot little car Pru’s posed next to is a 10 linden RFL Home & Garden Expo Hunt gift by Surplus Motors. There are lots of 10L gifts to be found, and the proceeds benefit RFL. Secondly, this summery bandeau style top by De’Fient Unicorn is just 1 linden at ther Spring Cart Sale cart.

The Car – I’m not even sure where to start with this gorgeous vehicle. There are so many cool features. This isn’t just a piece for show, this highly detailed car by Surplus Motors is fully functional. There are seating poses for a driver and a passenger, and the car has manual and automatic drive options. The driver and passenger doors open, as does the hood and the back trunk where the engine is, even the lights are functional. This 10 linden RFL H&G Expo Hunt prize has customization options as well, there are 5 preset colors, and the option to pick your own custom color using RGB values. You can also change the license plate, and so much more. There’s an entire notecard included in the folder for this Lucca Custom car by Surplus Motors that tells you all about each of the many many features. To get your copy of this amazing car, head over to the RFL Home & Garden Expo (sim 5) to the Surplus Motors area. You’ll be looking for a prim version of the round RFL H&G Expo Logo.

The Top – Perfect for a warm weather day, this fishnet bandeau top is just 1 linden at the Spring Cart Sale De’Fient Unicorn cart. This cute dollarbie comes in several sizes, and includes an alpha layer. You know what that means, this one is suitable for classic non-mesh avatars as well as mesh avatars. No groups or tags needed, just head over to the De’Fient Unicorn cart and pay the gift vendor 1 linden.
Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Classic Mesh (S, L), EBody

P.S. The car keys with the usb port are a Marketplace freebie by Santorini. They attach at the hip but can be edited to use as a cool photo prop as was done for this photo. Get yours for free on the Marketplace.

Here are the details:

Hair – TRUTH Farryn – Selection
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Top – De’Fient Unicorn –  *DU*Mae’s Bralet – 1L @The Cart Sale
Shorts – #EMPIRE – Jeans Shorts
Tattoos – { Speakeasy } Mother Earth Tattoo
Shoes – Pure Poison – Illy Sandals
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Keys – Santorini – Key-Chain and Flash Drive w/logo – Free on the Marketplace
Car – [SURPLUS MOTORS] Lucca Custom v7.0 – 10L RFL H&G Expo Hunt Prize
Pose & Phone – Foxcity – Night Owl Pose Series
Photo taken at Backdrop City.


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The Beach is Calling


The Beach is Calling Me

Hey There Fab Free! I’ve got the car packed, a picnic basket, my swimsuit, and I am ready for some sand and surf. I am definitely one of those people who feels like the sea calls to them. There’s something about it, and no other body of water will do. I need the salty sea air and the rolling ocean waves. This palm tree and flamingo print swimsuit by Vicarious Youth is just to cute to not wear it out for a day in the sun. It’s one of several inexpensive finds at the VY Spring Cart Sale cart.

You can score your copy of this playful sexy swimsuit for just 25 lindens at the VY Cart Sale cart. As shown in the above ad, the VY Lauren Swimsuit comes in several mesh sizes, including fitted mesh, and standard mesh sizes. It does not however include an alpha layer. I hope you like this super cute swimsuit as much as I do!

Here are the details:

Hair – Tableau Vivant – Falling Hair – Shortfall
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Sunglasses – Ama. : Kitty Glasses : Mint
Swimsuit – Vicarious Youth – {V*Y} Lauren Swim Suit – Flamingos – 25L @The Cart Sale
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
Shoes – #EMPIRE – Garnet
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose by Kirin
Location – Baja Shore


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Spring Swing & Coffee Things


Here Comes The Sun

Hello hello Fab Free! So the Spring Cart Sale at The Wash is in full bloom. Did you see what I did there? Punny right! I’m full of good humor today. No really, it’s been a great day, and I hope your day has been just as awesome. I’m about to make things a little more awesome by sharing with you a few fabulous finds at the afore mentioned Cart Sale. For this post I picked up an inexpensive item at the Kitty Creations Cart, and a couple of equally budget friendly items at Totally Random’s Cart.

Swings and Flowers and Things – I love when a product includes all the things. This Cart Sale find by Kitty Creations is just that, it includes the garden swing, the tree with twinkle lights, the garden shrubs, and the pretty spring flowers. Also, the garden swing is set up with solo his and hers poses, couples poses, and even a few sweet slow dances. You can get this garden set by Kitty Creations at their Spring Cart Sale Cart for just 25 linden.

Ode to Coffee
But First Coffee – I’m one of those that can and often does drink coffee at any time of day. It’s not just a morning beverage in my world. I like the way it tastes, the way it smells, and even the sounds my coffee pot makes as it percolates. That said, when I saw these coffee themed clothing items at the Totally Random Cart, they had to be mine. The top is very cute, it ties under the arms which is a little detail that really makes the shirt. It comes in several sizes and is just 25 linden. Also at the Totally Random Cart are these cute matching chucks. They are unrigged mesh so you can resize them, which means just about anyone could wear these. The shoes are also 25 linden.

Shirt Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Standard Mesh (xxs – L)

Here are the details:

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Essena – variety
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Top – Totally Random – Top *TR* fIRST cOFFEE TIED TOP – 25L @The Cart Sale 
Shorts – Petite Mort– Cocoa CA Shorts – Currently @Imaginarium *Originally Blogged Here 
Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
Shoes – Totally Random – cAFE ADJUSTABLE RESIZABLE CANVAS SHOES – 25L @The Cart Sale
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Swing w/Pose & Landscaping – Kitty Creations – (KCHG) Chocolate Shimmer Garden Bench – 25L @The Cart Sale 
Grass – Roawenwood – {RW} Green Grass Mesh
Photo taken at a private location.


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Just a Delicate Snowflake

Delicate Snowflake

Hello dear Fab Free’rs! It’s been a minute since I said thank you for being here, so thank you so much! Really, there’d be no point to the Fab Free blog without you. That said, I’m happy I get to be here too! I still cannot get over how much there is going on this Holiday Season. I don’t know why, it is probably like this every year, but each year it always seems pleasantly overwhelming. So many gifts and inexpensive finds, so little time! haha Yep, it’s a good problem to have. For today’s post I picked up a few gifts at Redeux and I couldn’t resist another stop at The Cart Sale. As always, I’ll have all the information below.

P.S. Redeux ends on the 21rst so don’t wait! 

The Romper – This little black romper with ruffled shorts is the free Redeux group gift by The Forge. Simply wear your Redeux group tag and click the gift waiting at The Forge’s event booth. The Redeux group is free to join if you’re not a member. This cute little number comes in a single unlabeled mesh size. It fit Pru’s Maitreya Lara body almost perfectly, so that would be my “size” guess.

The Facial Piercings – Axix also has a gift at this round of Redeux. Their free gift is this set of unique triangle shaped facial piercings positioned below the eyes and under the lower lip. They come in the gold color shown, and can be resized and positioned. I would definitely consider them to be a unisex accessory. Again you will need the Redeux group tag to get this gift.

The Snowflake Tattoos – These pretty snowflake upper body tattoos are one of 10 linden items available at The Cart Sale by InnerJoy Love Tattoos. The tattoo comes in an Omega applier, a Maitreya applier, and a classic system tattoo layer. I love when designers continue to include classic layers with their applier products!

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH Farryn – Selection
Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin –  Essences – Vanya
Eyes –  [Buzzeri] Celestial Eyes – Wolf
Facial Piercings – ::Axix:: Enigma Piercings {Gold} – Free Gift @Redeux / Redeux Group is Free to Join 
Romper – [The Forge] Mary, Black – Free Gift @Redeux / Redeux Group is Free to Join 
Tattoos – InnerJoy Love Tattoos – Snowflake Tatt-Pac*IJL* – 10L @The Cart Sale
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chair – [noctis] The Boston leather deco chair
Pose by Foxcity

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Ready for Fall

Ready for Fall

Hello Fabulous Readers!  With weeks now of high temperatures soaring well over 100 degrees where we live in RL, the pupster and I are certainly ready for fall.  Sadly, we are realistically looking at high temperatures around 100 degrees into October here, so it’s a good thing Rip and I can catch a bit of autumn in SL.  I found just the outfit to help me celebrate cooler temperatures over at the Cart Sale at The Wash.

Layers are the Way to Go

When those crisp mornings arrive, I’ve found the best way to deal with fluctuating temperatures is to dress in layers, and it’s “mission accomplished” with the Russ Outfit from Emerald Couture.  I really like the way the soft green t shirt coordinates with the plaid of the over shirt.  Dark grayish green cargo shorts round out the look.  I just love all the extra storage space in the large pockets in these pants!  Well worn seams and realistic folds contribute to the comfy feel of the outfit.  Although I couldn’t get them to work with my mesh body, a pair of brown and green sneakers for classic as well as Slink feet are included.  The outfit includes only versions for classic bodies, but I was able to get just the right fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza Jake body.  The best part was the whole shebang cost just 10 Linden dollars at the Emerald Couture cart!

Sizes Included:

  • Two versions of fit mesh shorts plus classic mesh in S, M, L
  • Classic mesh shirt in XS, S, M, XL
  • Shoes for classic as well as Slink feet
  • Alpha layer for shorts and shirt

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Emerald Couture Russ Outfit Brown and Green (10L at the Cart Sale at The Wash)
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  InDiGo Poses
Sim:  Missing Melody

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Cute Roses

Rose
Hi Again Fab Free’rs! I’m excited to share more of my finds from the Cart Sale going on at The Wash. Aside from the obvious allure of completely affordable prices, a big draw to the Cart Sales put on at The Wash for me is the opportunity to try out shops I’m not super familiar with. One such shop is Dark Water Designs. Along with some very cute casual ladies clothing, they had some casual menswear at the Dark Water Designs cart. I picked up the flirty fringe top, and a cute jogger set. Keep reading for the details!

A Rose by Any Other Name

This pretty halter top with the rose appliques and the fringe was too cute to pass up at the Dark Water Designs cart. It comes in one other color (sold separately). It also fits really well, and comes in many mesh sizes. There is also an alpha layer included with this top so it is suitable for classic avatars.

Mesh Sizes Included:  Standard Mesh (xs – XL), Maitreya Lara, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), ebody, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP, Ocacin, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus)

Cute
Cute as Can Be

The other item I picked up at the Dark Water Designs cart, and I’m glad I did, is this “Cute” jogger set. The set includes the hooded jacket and matching jogger style pants in pink and black. This two-piece outfit comes in several mesh sizes, and the jacket and pants can also be worn separately. Additionally there are alpha layers for the jacket and pants so they can be worn by classic avatars. I love the detail in the lettering across the back. It really is very cute!

Mesh Sizes Included: Standard Mesh (xs – XL), Maitreya Lara, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), ebody, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP, Ocacin, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus)

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair (first photo)TRUTH HAIR Damaris [Pastels / Pink Hibi] RARE

Hair (second photo) – enVOGUE – HAIR Amelie – Dark Colors

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

SkinEssences – Digby

Fringe TopDark Water Designs – DWD – Rose Suede Fringe Halter, black – 10L @The Cart Sale

Jogger SetDark Water Designs – DWD – Jogger Set “Cute” – 10L @The Cart Sale

Top – –Tres Blah– Knotted Tank

Shoes – ::ROC:: Canvas Sneaker! Tiptoe

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Poses by Signature Poses

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Coffee Contemplations

Coffee Contemplation

Summer Cabin Fever…

Who would have thought I’d be going stir crazy in my own house in the middle of summer?  I don’t count my numerous travels to appointments as relaxing outside time, but I am finding excuses to venture out just for a change of scenery. I’ve been enjoying my morning coffee on the deck with my Kindle in hand just to feel the sun on my face and hear the morning birds sing.  I’ve been taking evening walks at a local walking path, and even dragging walking the dog when I’m up to it. All these things give me a sense of normalcy.

Take a walk and shop….

I took a walk (virtually speaking) down to The Wash for the Cart Sale. There are many items on display for guys with nothing over 10L.  It officially doesn’t start until tomorrow, but most vendors have booths up and running.  I picked out and outfit from the selection of men’s clothing to choose from. I always make sure I stop at the Dark Water Designs cart for some inexpensive clothing pieces. This round of the Cart Sale has three different layered shirt prints and I chose the Palm Leaf Layered Shirt. I matched it with the Faded Tan Cargo Shorts, each just 10L. I also looked through the selection of shoes at Poeme. Although the fitted sneakers are for women, there are a few patterns that could be considered unisex and using the unrigged version, I made it easily fit my man sized feet. I chose the Happy Blue Canvas Chucks, also just 10L.

Rest and catch my breath…

After all that walking I needed to sit down. Lucky for me I was near the Park Place Home Decor cart and found a Bright Director’s Chair, another 10L find. This chair comes with many sits for both males and females. It also has animations for drinking coffee or wine and even provides the drinks. I’ll just sit here for a bit and watch the passersby while i catch my breath. I hope to see you down at The Wash Cart Sale that (offically) begins tomorrow and runs through July 5th.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Dark Water Designs – Palm Leaf Layered Shirt ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shorts: Dark Water Designs – Faded Tan Cargo Shorts ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shoes: {Poeme} Double Happy Blue Canvas Chucks ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Pose Prop: Park Place Home – Bright Director’s Chair ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Sim: The Wash

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Carson, Who Stole Christmas

Blueberry - Holidays Gift - Sky Version Winter Cabin

Every Blogger down in Fab-ville liked Christmas a lot
But Carson who lived just North of Fab-ville did not!
Carson hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
He hated the Bloggers, he knew what to do
He would steal their presents to make them cry boo hoo!
Then he slid down the chimney, a rather tight pinch.
But if Santa could do it, then so could this grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a minute or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
Where the little Fab stockings hung all in a row.
“These stockings,” he grouched, “are the first things to go!”
Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then Carson, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney.
As Carson took the tree, as he started to shove,
He saw a small dog, “I’ll take it from Love!”

 

Alter Sweater Fatpack

Just North of Fab-ville Carson did go.
With presents and goodies and the dog in tow.
But the dog didn’t whimper,
It wanted to play.
And what happened then? Well, in Fab-ville they say
That Carson’s small heart grew three sizes that day!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!

(with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

ALTER - Gianni ALPHA Holiday Sweater Fatpack

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: ALTER – Gianni Holiday 35 Sweater Fatpack w/ HUD – FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to Join

Pants: Dark Water Designs -Star 69 Work Pants – @ Wash Cart Sale $10L

Hair/Hat: [bade] Cesar II Hair and Hat w/ color change HUDs  – Cosmopolitan Gift  – FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Build…

Cabin: Blueberry – Sky Version Winter Cabin Holidays Gift – FREE  $0L

Stool: Opassande – White Stool Set w/ poses @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Decor: United Inshcon – Christmas Tree Silver @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Pet: Mutresse – Dalmatians @ The Arcade – Gatcha $50L

 

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Bitter Berries

Bitter BerriesWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! I had so much fun “elfing things up” (as Carson put it) in my last post that I thought I’d give it a second go. I really do love these LODE gachas, and the Orquidea cart at The Wash’s Cart Sale gave me the perfect excuse to wear more of the gacha goodness from LODE. Needless to say I’m excited to share these inexpensive finds with you. Also, if by chance I am not back here before the holidays, I hope each of you has a wonderful winter holiday, no matter what you celebrate! ❤

LODE Bitter Berries 

So once again, I spent more money than I should have playing the gacha machines at LODE. Thankfully they are just 60 lindens per play. The gorgeous headpiece Pru is wearing and the pretty matching ring are both from the Bitter Berries gacha machine at the LODE flagship store. Along with these beautiful accessories, you’ll find additional equally gorgeous pieces to be won. One thing I can honestly say is that I’m never disappointed in the quality and detail in the items I’ve bought at LODE, these are more than worth the 60 lindens.

Bitter Berries 1Orquidea at The Cart Sale 

As I am certain you’ve noticed, the winter round of The Cart Sale at The Wash has begun and there are some Fabulous finds to be had. I took a stroll through yesterday and picked up several things personally. This beautiful burgundy colored dress is one of several 10 linden items at the Orquidea cart. There is a green version available as well, and I don’t mind telling you I had a hard time deciding which color to share with you. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and also includes a matching beret (not shown).  Along with this pretty wool dress, there are several jewelry and accessory type items at the Orquidea cart.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Berry Crown – *LODE* Bitter Berries Crown – Original – 60L per play

HairElikatira – [e] Minah 2

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin Appliers – Essences – Poppy – Currently @Kustom9

Dress – ORQUIDEA Long Wool Dress – Burgundy – 1oL @The Cart Sale 

Ring – *LODE* Bitter Berries Ring – Original – 60L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat & Le Poppycock

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Will o’ The Wisp

Will o' the Wisp Hello Fab Free’rs, thanks for coming by! Today’s post is fairly simple but I had a lot of fun with it. Sometimes a look will inspire me in a different way. This one did just that. It reminds me of something not fashion related, the folkloric wisps found in European folklore. Something about the blazing blue hair paired with the tartan-ish pattern of this draping backless dress made me imagine a mythological being. Perhaps the embodiment of a wisp? Either way, I had fun, and I hope you will also!
The Wisp This wonderfully wild hair is by Exile. The “Hot” style is one of Exile’s gacha hairstyles at The Arcade. To get this bright blue color, you’ll need to score the “Fantasy 2” color pack. If the brighter colors aren’t to your liking there are plenty of more natural versions as well, even in the “Fantasy 2” hud. The Exile gacha at The Arcade is just 50 lindens per play. There are 2 hairstyles to be had, each in several color packs.

The dress is by NSP Florals and can be had for just 10 lindens at The Wash’s Indian Summer Cart Sale. This chevron pattern reminds me of tartan or flannel style patterns and I love it! Flannel was hugely in style during my teens and 20s, and I hear it’s making a come-back. Hence the nostalgic feelings associated with the fabric. There are however several other equally pretty versions available if this one doesn’t suit you. Each version is just 10 lindens and comes in several fitmesh sizes. There’s even a solid white version. So go, visit the NSP Florals Cart, don’t miss out on this lovely floor-length dress. The Cart Sale won’t last forever.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Exile::Hot: 7. Fantasy 2 – 50L per play @The Arcade

Skin – Lumae : Sabine – Catwa Omega – T4 Fawn / Starlight – 100L for Buy Now Sept. on the Matketplace *Other skin tones also available 

Head – CATWA HEAD Anna *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Dress – NSP Florals – NSP Pacific Shores Gown – Singles 6 – 10L @The NSP Florals Cart

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Indigo and !bang

**Location – Netherwood

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