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You’ll Find Me Where Flowers Bloom

Flower Girl

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I’m popping in quickly to share a long hairstyle that I picked up as a free group gift as well as a pretty off-the-shoulder frock that is a special offer as part of the Fifty5Thursday Sale.  Paired together, they create a dreamy, romantic look that I just love.

Yep, I’m a Hopeless Romantic

If you are a member of the Besom VIP Group, you can scoop up a full fat pack of the Flower Girl hair style for free.  If you’re not a member, there is a 50L join fee, but it’s well worth it because you get a pack of all hues for this style.  Featuring a loose top knot and wispy strands dangling on either side of the forehead, the gift folder also includes a style option which allows you to select wearing the length of the hair over your shoulders in front or draping down your back.  Either option looks really pretty!  To add this gorgeous ‘do to your collection, simply teleport to the Besom Hair Store, activate your group tag, and click the vendor.

What’s Included:

  • Pocket Styler
  • Essentials HUD
  • Sleek Set Blacks
  • Sleek Set Blondes
  • Sleek Set Browns
  • Sleek Set Crystal
  • Sleek Set Galaxy
  • Sleek Set Reds

Casual Chic

With a cut that shows off your bare shoulders, long sleeves, an empire waistline, and lace adornments, the Amanda Dress from Cowgirl Up! is comfy, yet adorably cute.  I really like the way the detailed pattern on the bodice contrasts with the simple, faded denim fabric.  Layers of lace trim add just the right decorative touch without overpowering the casual style.  This frock is packed with realistic details such as the worn areas on the fabric, ruffled cuffs on the sleeves, and soft folds in the skirt.  Although it is a bit on the short side, I was able to wear it as a dress by making use of the alpha layer on my mesh body.  I didn’t try it, but I think it would also pair well with jeans, capris or shorts.  For a limited time, you can add Amanda to your wardrobe for just 55L as part of the Fifty5 Thursdays sale.  The event runs through Sunday, but some designers keep the special offers up for the whole week.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Altamura
  • Eve Pulpy
  • Eve Slim
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Slink Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Venus

Just the Right Vibe

Contributing to the overall charm of my outfit, my Haley earrings from Vibing are one of the offerings from the Fifty Linden Friday sale.  Although the sale is just supposed to be for Fridays only, when I popped in this morning, they are still set to 50L in the shop, so if you like them, hurry on down and they might still be available for this fantastic price.  You get a fatpack of this delicate style which includes the silver option that I’m wearing as well as gold, onyx, and rosegold.

Ripley and I are off to run errands in real life.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Denim
Hair:  Besom Hair Store Flower Girl (free gift for members of the Besom VIP Group – 0L/50L to join)
Earrings:  Vibing Haley Earrings (Fifty Linden Friday offering – 50L)
Dress:  Cowgirl Up! Amanda Dress Lace (55L for Fifty5Thursday)
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Sim:  Valium

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Beachy Boho

Beachy Boho

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to check out the Education for Kenya Hunt and picked up this gorgeous Beach Bohemian dress for just 10 Linden dollars.  This hunt runs through February 28th and is a 50% to charity/50% to the designer hunt.  The charity is called Harambee Project Gwassi-Kenya and it helps to provide education and resources to people in Kenya.  If you decide to travel down the hunt path, you’ll be seeking a pencil shaped hunt object.   Pru also checked out this hunt, and you can read about the hunt gift she uncovered in her post here.

I Love Me a Maxi Dress

Even in real life, I tend to favor maxi dresses.  This one features an off-the-shoulder style, a close fitting, contrasting waist section, and a tiered skirt with accent stripes and a generous hem.  What first caught my eye about this beauty were the rich tones and the vibrant print.  A gold and blue botanical design is splashed across a crimson background.  It’s just so pretty!  My heels, which you can barely see peeping out from under the dress, coordinate beautifully with the rest of the outfit, and are also part of the hunt prize.  To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to the Melange !nc. shop, and locate the yellow school pencil concealed there.  Actually, there are two hunt objects hidden at the store, so you might be able to come away with a couple of outfits for just 10 Linden dollars each.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Venus
  • Ankle Wrap Heels for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

The pupster and I are off to see what other fabulous finds we can discover as we wander through the grid.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Misha
Dress and Heels:  Melange !nc. Beach Bohemian Dress (prize in the Education for Kenya Hunt – 10L)
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Sim:  Lost Lagoon

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Good Tidings to You

Merry Christmas to You

Hello Fabulouses!  The pupster and I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas!  We hope Santa makes your dreams come true and that you enjoy a lovely holiday with family and friends.  If you have a few moments and want to get into the holiday spirit in a lovely sim, I’d recommend checking out Zimminy.  As the snowflakes drifted lazily through the air, Ripley was super excited to catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle himself soaring through the sky with his sleigh and reindeer.  He’s on his way, fabulous readers!

The Big Guy’s Hat

What holiday outfit would be complete without a Santa Hat to top it all off?  I picked up my Tsurara Santa hat and hair combination as a free gift over at Argrace.  You need to be a subscriber to pick up this holiday goodie, but the group is free to join.  Inside the package you’ll find two versions of this hairstyle – one with the long hair pulled over your right shoulder, the other over your left.  Also included is a full color HUD so you can change up the hue of your tresses however you like.  The HUD also contains a resize feature so you can adjust the hair to fit your head as well as three options for your chest size.  While you’re there, you might want to pick up the other holiday hair free gifts set out as well.

The Cart Sale is Still Going Strong!

Rip and I made another trip to the Winter Wonderland Sale over at the Wash and picked up the rest of my outfit, for just 10L each.  My adorable cropped sweater with extra long sleeves and a cozy cowl neck is from the Kuid Clothing cart.  I really like the combination of black and red, but if that’s not your cup of tea, there are other color combos available, and for just 10L, it’s a very budget-friendly wardrobe addition.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • Venus

My pants and boots combination also came from the Wash.  Over at the Battle Fairy cart, I spotted the Bijou Pants/Boots Wicked in black and thought they’d coordinate well with my sweater.  It’s really convenient that you can wear both with one click.  It’s so frustrating sometimes to find pants that can be worn with boots in SL.  I don’t know how many times I’ve found what I thought would be the perfect pairing only to discover that the pant cuffs poked through the boots.  You won’t have to worry about that happening with this 10L find.  These babies were made to go together!  The form fitting pants sit low on your waist and tuck perfectly inside the thigh high, high heeled boots.  I really like the lacing detail on the back complete with golden eyelets and strings hanging down.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, that’s a wrap for this post.  Speaking of wrapping……….I put off all of my gift wrapping until today, so I’d better get started.  This could take awhile.  Until my next post, happy holidays to you!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Argrace Tsurara (free gift to subscribers – 0L/0L to join)
Top:  Kuid Clothing Anna Sweater (10L at the Winter Wonderland Cart Wash Sale)
Pants/Boots:  Battle Fairy Bijou Pants/Boots Wicked (10L at the Winter Wonderland Cart Wash Sale)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  Zimminy

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A sprinkle of silver

Details to follow

Hello again FabFree’ers!  I hope you have all had a good week and will have an even better weekend.

Zsa’s gown today is a free group gift from a new to me store. Art & Fashion.  This is just one of a whole display of group gifts in the store, you will find them directly in front of you as you land.  However, be aware that there are 2 groups, one a paid VIP group and one free, and this dress is available with the free group tag.  It comes in 5 standard fitmesh sizes (no alpha), plus Maitreya, Belleza and Slink – however it does not specify which of the Belleza and Slink bodies it fits.  It has a very skeletal, gothic feel, so would be ideal for the upcoming spooky season.

What is Zsa wearing? 

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Catwa Catya
Applier: Pink Fuel Alabaster
Lipstick and eye shadow:  Alaskametro Wytch Makeup Palette
Eyes: Avi-Glam Solstice
Hair: Navy & Copper Cinnamon (free group gift / 0L / free to join) blogged here by Serena 
Dress:  Art & Fashion Gothika (group gift / 1L refunded / free to join)
Necklace & Earrings: Pure Poison Black Arachnide
Bracelet: Maxi Gossamer Voodoo Rocker
Pose: Diesel Works Diva


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Let It Be Autumn

Let It Be

Hello Fabulous Readers, and happy Sunday evening to you.  Ripley is already curled up snoozing on his dog bed, but before I let this weekend draw to a close, I wanted to pop in with a quick post to share a super cute dress with you that I picked up as a free group gift.  I’m not sure how long it will be set out, so if you like it as much as I do, I’d suggest a quick teleport over to The Makeover Room so you can pick it up for yourself before it’s too late.

Feeling a Bit Blue?

The Let It Be dress from Entice hugs all your curves and features a cute little slit in the hem, three quarter length sleeves, and quirky silver spikes on the neckline.  I really like the realistic texture of the fabric, which shows some wrinkles and the weave of the fibers.  I am wearing the Navy option, but if you prefer a sky blue hue or a print with blue hearts, those dresses are also tucked inside the gift box for you.  The package includes classic mesh as well as versions for popular mesh bodies, but no alpha layer.  To scoop up this beauty for yourself, you need to be a member of The Makeover Room group, but it costs nothing to join, so you’ll get not one, but three dresses, all for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya
  • TMP

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Misha Hair
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Dress:  Entice Let It Be (free gift for members of The Makeover Room Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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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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