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Good Things Come to Those Who Camp

Good Things Come to Those Who Camp

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Monday!  After all that grocery shopping yesterday in RL, Ripley and I just needed to sit down and contemplate the remainder of our budget.  Luckily for us, we found a comfy spot over at Sweet E’s.  Best of all, after my time of rest and relaxation, I was rewarded with a gorgeous outfit, complete with thigh-high sandal boots.  Now that made my evening!

Stylish Stripes

Although it looks like it might be a one piece dress, the White Stripe Amile Outfit is actually composed of a skirt and top that look fantastic together, but also can be worn separately.  I always find it so versatile when I can mix and match components to create different looks!  The off-the-shoulder top features a ruffled neckline and a hem that falls to your waist (in the picture, the top ends where the solid white section starts).  It’s a perfect summer day shirt.  I love the laced, solid white mid section of the skirt, which allows for a delicious glimpse of your tummy.  A delicate bow tie holds all the lacing in place and sets off the transition back to the coordinating striped panel in the skirt.  The entire outfit hugs your curves beautifully.  To round out the complete outfit, the generous designer also included sexy, thigh high boots, which feature delicate heels and criss-cross straps.  The prize contains sizes for various mesh bodies and can be yours free – all you need to do is invest a small of time while you hang out and relax in a cozy chair.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Until my next post, happy shopping relaxing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne (at Uber)
Necklace:  Moondance Boutique Liz Necklace
Top:  Sweet E’s Amile Top (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Skirt:  Sweet E’s Amile Skirt (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Boots:  Sweet E’s Tie Boots (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  Merlin

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Beach More, Worry Less

Salt in the Air

Hello there, Fabulouses!  It was one of those days in real life when the day to day stresses seemed to pile up on my shoulders, and all I wanted to do was escape to the shore.  Since I am a long way from the ocean, Ripley and I did the next best thing……we escaped to NorderNey in Second Life.  Of course, I had to wear the newest addition to my summery wardrobe – a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.

Like the Sea – Wild and Free

This beautiful Turquesa Boho Beach Dress from Poeme is perfect for soaking up some sunshine in the salty air.  It features slender spaghetti straps, a comfy casual cut, and a soft pale teal hue.    I really like the intricate white pattern which is swirled across the fabric.  The free gift package also includes a pair of Mandala Turquoise earrings that coordinate perfectly with the outfit.  With versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, this warm weather frock is sure to fit most.  To add Turquesa to your SL closet, simply teleport over to Poeme, activate your Teleport Hub group tag, and tap the vendor.  If you’re not already part of the group, membership costs only 10L, and includes gifts around the grid.  It’s so worth the fee!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitted mesh
  • Standard mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Mandala Turquoise Earrings also included

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Outfit (includes earrings):  Poeme Turquesa Boho Beach Dress (gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  NorderNey

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Chasin’ The March Hare and Avoiding That Evil Bunny

Room Enough for Two

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Just a quick mid-week post to share with you a complete outfit (minus the shoes) that you can pick up at REA as a hunt prize in the Mad as a March Hare Hunt.  The studded jacket, trousers, and even a white top are included, but I opted to go without the t-shirt.  Also tucked inside the prize package is an evil bunny in a chick costume that perches on your shoulder.  Don’t tell him I said so, but that little critter scared Ripley so much that I quickly shoved it back inside the box.  The poor guy was hiding behind Loki the cat, whining and shaking.  Some big, tough German Shepherd, eh?

What’s Included:

  • Evil Bunny Shoulder Pet (not shown)
  • Bunny Headband (not shown)
  • Shannon Jacket (with t-shirt) in S, M, L and Fitmesh (not shown)
  • Shannon Open Jacket in S, M, L, and Fitmesh (shown in picture)
  • Jeans in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layers for both jacket versions and pants

You get all this for just 1 Linden dollar when  you locate the hunt icon – a sitting rabbit.  It’s pretty well hidden in the store, but with the pupster’s assistance, and some careful searching, we finally found it.  The hunt runs until March 31st, so you still have some time left to do some sleuthing and grab a copy for yourself.

Happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Hair:  Truth Hair Liam (no longer available, sorry)
Skin:  Unique Megastore Zeus
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Outfit:  REA Men’s Gift (prize in the Mad as a March Hare Hunt – 1L)
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  The Ruins of Deepmarsh

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A New Gift on the Horizon

Ever Wonder Where You'd End Up If You Took Your Dog For a Walk and Never Pulled Back On The Leash?

Hey there, Fabulous Readers!  I borrowed the pupster and his tracking harness to see if he and I could round up a budget friendly hunt gift or two on the trail of the Glam or Grunge Hunt, and the old guy didn’t let me down.  I’ll have to give her a quick jingle to see if she finished baking that fresh batch of Ripley snacks…

For Those Warm Days When She Wants  You to Walk the Dog

At Horr Menswear, our very first stop, we scored the Duvall shirt I am wearing in my photo.  It’s a tied-around-the-waist model only, but with today’s warm sunshine, I didn’t mind.  Plus, it gave me a chance to show off my new tattoo (more on that in a moment).  The hunt package costs 1 Linden dollar, and includes classic mesh and versions for several mesh bodies.   I really like the plaid pattern, and I’m looking forward to wearing it often in the near future.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha necessary)
  • Belleza
  • Signature
  • Slink

Get Inked!

My new tattoos are a free group gift for members of the Teleport Hub group, courtesy of Angel’s Design.  The Horizon tattoo features a sinuous design down both arms, a tribal style face on the left pec, a skull on the abs, and three more large designs up and down the back.  The box includes appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and TMP,  as well as a tattoo layer for classic avatars.  Joining the Teleport Hub group will set you back 10L, but that opens up a multitude of free gifts around the grid.  I’m not sure how long this item will be available, so if you like these tats as much as I do, I’d recommend heading over to the shop soon to pick up a copy for yourself.

I’d better get Ripley back home so he can enjoy his well-deserved reward.  Until next time, so long!

~ Stan (Kathryn)

Stan is wearing…

Hair:  Truth Hair Liam (no longer available – sorry)

Skin:  Unique Megastore Zeus

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Tattoo:  Angel’s Design Horizon Tattoo (free gift for members of Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Shirt:  Horr Menswear Duval Shirt (hunt prize for Glam or Grunge Hunt – 1L)

Pants:  Tiffany Designs Lewis Men’s Skinny Jeans (free gift at The Free Dove – 0L)

Boots:  Fashion Krush Men’s Boots (store closed)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Orust
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After Yesterday’s Rain

Misty Morning

Happy Monday, Fabulous Readers!  After yesterday’s rain, the dawn arrived with a nearly cloudless sky, so Ripley and I decided to take a journey to Felicite Isle, one of our favorite sims for relaxing.  As small waves lapped against the shore, we paused among some wild flowers to capture a quick photo.

Fresh New Frock for Spring

I decided the other day to re-visit The Free Dove to see if there were any gifts recently made available, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover this free long sleeved dress from AvaGirl.  I’m not sure if it is a new addition to The Free Dove’s line up, or if I just had never seen it before, but once I spotted it, I knew it was destined for my inventory.  Featuring a full skirt that drapes to mid-thigh, a cute little cut out area on my tummy, and buttoned fasteners on the bodice, this frock made a wonderful addition to my spring wardrobe.  Best of all, it is completely free!  You have to be a member of The Free Dove group to pick it up, however, there is no group join fee, so this new outfit will cost you exactly….zero linden dollars.  Now, that’s what I call a budget-friendly option!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store January Mesh Hair

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Faylinn Flower Charm Necklace

Dress:  AvaGirl Free Dove Gift Dress – (free gift at The Free Dove – 0L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Felicite Isle
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Silver Girl

Silver Girl
Hello there, Fabulous Readers  and Happy Friday at last!  I’m super excited about my post today because Ripley and I have a special surprise to share with you in just a bit.  We hope you enjoy it!

Silky Soft Sweater

I know I’ve blogged about TRS Designs quite a bit lately, but there are so many lovely gifts there that I just can’t resist returning again and again.  My high necked Meghan sweater is my latest Fabulous Find at the shop.  With sleeves that completely cover my wrists and an extra long waistline, I could see myself wearing this top in real life (I can never find sleeves long enough for my arms).  I really like its realistic folded texture and silvery sheen.  This cozy winter top is a free gift for members of the TRS Designs group, which is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

It’s Full Bento and It’s Free?!

This week, I heard about a Bento AO that new residents (under 90 days) can pick up for free at the SEmotion in-world store.  The SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD includes four stand poses, three sits, two ground sits, an athletic jump, Bento hand movements, and a sassy walk animation.  This is one sweet deal!  You haven’t been left out fellas – there is also a male version available.  If you’ve been in SL a bit longer than 90 days, you can scoop up this animation override for just 1 little Linden dollar at the SEmotion Marketplace shop.  It’s really cute!  In order to take advantage of the full Bento capabilities of this HUD, you need a Bento avatar, but I tested it on a classic avatar, and other than the hands being different, it worked just fine.  I knew I wanted to feature this AO in a blog post, but I really didn’t think a still picture would do it justice, so I tried my hand at creating a video about it for you.  It’s my first attempt at vlogging, and I know I have a lot to learn, but I hope you watching enjoy it!

Watch on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgup2GWFdY&feature=youtu.be

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Thank you for reading (and checking out the vlog post).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi // HAIR Store January Mesh Hair

Sweater:  TRS Designs Meghan Sweater Silver (free group gift – 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris White

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Classic

AO:  SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD (free for residents under 90 days/otherwise 1L on the Marketplace)

Pose (Still Picture) Diesel Works

Sim:  (for both still picture and video clip)  Felicite Isle

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Across the Kissing Bridge

Down the Road from the Kissing Bridge

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I traveled to the Holiday Trace sim today, and the “Kissing Bridge” there reminded me of the home of my childhood.  In rural America,  covered bridges are sometimes referred to as “kissing bridges” or “courting bridges” because the roof overhead offered privacy, and the chance to smooch your significant other, which was said to bring good luck.  Since I didn’t have a significant other along with me, I followed a second tradition from my youth:  one childhood friend told me if I held my breath all the way across the bridge, I’d be granted one wish, so of course, that’s what I tried today!

A Wish for a New Dress……Granted!

Shanti granted my bridge-wish with the Festive Unicorn Dress, which is a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.  With a cheery red and white color scheme, this knitted, sleeveless frock features a high collar and rows of white unicorns and hearts.  I just had to smile when I looked at the details in the pattern.  As a girl, I was practically obsessed with horses and unicorns, so it was kind of fitting that the answer to my wish involved these magnificent creatures.  To pick up a copy of this lighthearted gift for yourself, simply journey to Shanti, activate the Teleport Hub Group Tag (10L to join the group), and click the vendor.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh Dress in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars for both the dress and the boots
  • Mesh Tall Boots (not shown in my picture) in XS, S, M, L, XL

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 Tessa

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Mesh Hair

Dress:  Shanti Festive Unicorn Dress (free gift for members of Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots Red Leather

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Holiday Trace

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Down the Valley Road

The Valley Road
Hello Fabulouses!  Have you been over to the event at 68 Main?  The pupster and I checked it out and scooped up some free gifties to share with our favorite readers.  In order to pick up both of these goodies for yourself, you need to be a member of the 68 Main ~ The Event ~ group, but it’s completely free to join.

Chiffon and Lace

My gorgeous Caprice Dress is a free gift from *Chiffon* that is available at 68 Main.  Featuring a lace trimmed, sleeveless bodice, and an optional chiffon flexi skirt attachment (not shown), this little number is perfect for a date night.   I love the subtle sheen of the fabric and the way the skirt falls loosely to the upper thighs.  The package includes versions for classic avatars as well as mesh avatars.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Walk On

Strappy Heels

Also a free gift at 68 Main, this time from Shoenique, my Chinablu Heels showcased my feet and coordinated with my frock like they were specifically made for it.  With delicate criss-cross straps, gleaming leather, and cute little bows in the back, this sexy pair of heels allow your pedicure to shine.  They come in one hue, but black is quite versatile, and I can see myself wearing them quite often (in fact, I gave you all a secret preview of them in my last post {HERE}.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin

Necklace and Earrings:  Cae Entwined Set

Dress:  *Chiffon* Caprice Dress (free gift for 68 Main ~ The Event ~ Group – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  Shoenique Black Chinablu Heels (free gift for 68 Main ~ The Event ~ Group – 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Winter Moon

Song:  Down the Valley Road by Bruce Hornsby

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I Put a Spell on You

A Spell
I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine. Okay, maybe not! There’s really no witchcraft needed for this witchy alternative look. Just a few group gifts are all you need, so keep reading for the details on how to get them.

Free Hair

This wild hairstyle is the most recent Fabulously Free in SL group gift by Adoness. It’s a fun side-swept style comes in 3 colors, a vibrant orange, a deep green, and the rich burgundy color shown. Also included in the gift are 3 matching system layer hair bases. I used the default Catwa hair base. To get your copy of this FREE gift, just wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and head over to Adoness. Then click the group gift vendor behind the counter. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, not to worry, the group is FREE to join.

Floating Skulls

I’ve always liked the theme of “good and evil” which is one reason I picked up these floating skulls from Evermore. They are a current group gift and the Evermore group is just 50 linden to join. There are two versions of these precariously floating skulls included in this fun group gift. The set shown has one plain black skull, and one plain white skull. The second set of skulls are also black and white but have a glowing emblem on their foreheads. I really think they are such a cool and sinister accessory.

I Put a Spell on You

Finally this cute little tank top is a current group gift available at OOPS. I love the slightly macabre imagery and the phrase reminds me of several things I love about Halloween. This is also the sort of top I’d wear year-round, not just during the Halloween season. The OOPS group is just 10 linden to join, and there are several group gifts available at this time, including the sweaters I previously blogged in my “Creepy and Cute” post.

Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique). TMP

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – adoness : frigg : – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

Skin –  Essences – Tawny (Catwa Catya) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 444L to Join  *Still Available Originally Blogged Here

Head/Hair-base –  CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento

Skulls – evermore. floating skulls – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

Top – ::OOPS:: I Put Spell – Top – FREE Group Gift/ Group is 10L to Join

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Diesel Works

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One Year Later…

One Year Later...

Hello Fabulouses!  Well, it’s hard to believe it, but this week marks one year of blogging with Fab Free!  So much has happened in the past year for me in RL, but what hasn’t changed is how much I love blogging and sharing my adventures with Ripley.  I truly enjoy seeking out Fabulous Finds, and want to thank our wonderful readers for their support.  Reading your comments really makes my day!  I feel so blessed to be a part of the Fab Free team, and look forward to continuing to write far into the future.

Just Bluetiful…

Today, I am sporting the latest free gift from Mooh! for members of the Third Life Group.  The Lounge Outfit features a soft blue and white striped top with a knotted hemline, and long, comfy, stretchy pants – perfect for a lazy day.  I seriously would LOVE to wear this outfit in real life!  It offers a scooped neckline, white cuffs on the sleeves, and a coordinating white waistband on the pants.  Since the gift contains classic mesh as well as versions for mesh bodies, it is sure to fit just about anyone.  The pants run long, and I wasn’t able to get my flat feet to work with them, but my high foot style was just right.  The outfit is worn as a complete set, so you can’t mix and match with other wardrobe components, but I thought the top and the pants were ideally suited for each other.  Although the Third Life Group has a 10L join fee, there are many goodies available for group members from a variety of designers, so it is a worthwhile investment.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility: 

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

A Lucky Hair Day

Ripley and I decided to check out a new-to-us hair shop today called Mello, and I’m so glad we did!  Right in the entry way, there are 12 Lucky Boards for anyone, and 6 members-only boards packed with a variety of cute hairstyles.  Since joining the group was completely free, I decided to go for it, and see what happened.  Sure enough, that magical “K” appeared on one of the group-only boards, and I gleefully scooped up the Jaded hairstyle in “Blondies.”  After doing a little happy dance, I teleported on home to try out my prize.  Ripley took one look, and wagged his tail happily with approval.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover the gift included a texture HUD packed with 16 options.  This is sure to become one of my “go-to” hairstyles.

The Real Pupster

The Pupster

Because I mention him so often in my blog posts, I thought you might like a peek at the real-life pupster.  He’s my pride and joy, and such a good boy!  Thank you again, wonderful readers, for your support over the past 12 months.  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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Mello Jaded (free lucky board prize for members of the [Mello] Hair 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  Mooh! Lounge Outfit (free gift for Third Life Group Members 0L/10L to join)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! Beaded Necklace 1

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is group access only)

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