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Smoke On The Water

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I’m not a smoker anymore, and haven’t been for 2 decades now.  I usually turn my nose up to the smell of stale smoke… but when I walk through a whiff of my old trusty menthols, my mouth starts to water!  I swiped one for old times sake from his “secret – I don’t smoke anymore stash”, which he won’t call me on – because he would have to admit it exists.  🙂

Enough of the jibber jabber! Where did you get that dress?

I’m out enjoying the sun today, wearing my new floral mini dress called Lilli that I picked up on Marketplace in the Lamu Fashion store for just 1L!  The all over delicate floral print is just lovely on this basic thigh slit / spaghetti strap mini dress.  I wanted to show it off on it’s own, but I bet it looks really cute with a denim jacket too.

It comes in several sizes, which you can see below:

  • XS – L Classic Mesh + Aplha Layer
  • XS – L Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Exile Cool Girl (50L / past Fifty Linden Friday – but still available today!)
Dress – Lamu Fashion Lilli Dress (1L / marketplace)
Glasses – Exile London Glasses (part of a gacha item)
Shoes – Pure Poison Michelle Sandals (featured @ Uber)
Pose by Drunk Panda
Sim – Whimberly

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I’d Love To, But My Dog Said No

I'd Love To, But My Dog Said No

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Today, I escaped got out of work early, and since it was a gorgeous spring day, decided to take a stroll on the beautiful grounds of the Calas Galadhon sim with my pal, Ripley.  While he happily scampered about, I enjoyed the glimmering sunshine, which danced off the surface of the pond, while a gentle breeze stirred the boughs of the trees overhead.  Suddenly, my peace was disturbed by a flash of fur, and the scampering paws of a creature as it scrambled up my leg and perched, curled around my neck.  As I stood in shock, the ferret stared down at my canine companion, and stuck out his tongue at him.  Of course, this set Ripley off into a barking frenzy!  So much for my harmonious afternoon…

It took some sweet talk, and the promise of his ever-coveted Ripley snacks to persuade him to give the climbing pole cat a break from “chase the ferret.”  As the pupster wandered off in search of another playmate, my new friend and I gazed at each other and relaxed.  He’s really quite sweet, with deep, brown eyes surrounded by a mask of fur.  Surely there is room enough in our home for just one more pet…

As Lovely as a Goddess

My cream colored goddess top and black leather leggings are the latest free group gift for members of the Teleport Hub group from Prey.  Airy and light, with a realistic texture and open back, this sleeveless top is perfect for warm weather.  The curve-hugging leather leggings fit perfectly under the hem of my shirt, and provided a striking contrast to the loose fitting blouse.  Together, these two pieces create a timeless, classic appeal that is simple, yet elegant.

What’s Included:

  • Goddess top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Black leather leggings in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layers for the top and leggings

To add this charming outfit to your inventory, simply swap to the Teleport Hub group tag, then journey over to Prey.  On the wall near the landing point, you will find the group gift sign.  The Teleport Hub normally has a 10L join fee, but it’s currently set at oL (at the time of publication).  I’m not sure how long this will last, but I’d highly recommend joining if you can, because there are a boatload of free group gifts for members scattered across the grid.

About Adding to Our Family…

I tried to convince Ripley that we have plenty of room for a fur-sibling for him, but he resisted.  I cajoled and pleaded, promised double scoop ice cream cones with Ripley snack crumbles, and I almost had him convinced, when I heard a deep voice say, “Excuse me, Miss, but I believe you have my Jasper.  You see, he escaped from his harness, and I’ve been searching for him all afternoon….”  The little ferret wriggled with joy, and happily reunited with his owner as Ripley heaved a sigh of relief.  Jasper’s owner and I chatted for a little while, then my pal and I headed toward home, making a pit stop for ice cream on our way.

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~Kat (and a much relieved Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Exile Full of Grace

Blouse and Leggings:  Prey Goddess Top and Leather Leggings (free gift for the Teleport Hub group 0L/0L to join (at the time of posting) – normally 10L join fee)

Ferret:  JIAN Ferret Neck Hugger

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High Feet (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose: an lar [poses]

Sim:  Calas Galadhon

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Fit for a Queen

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Fit for a Queen.

It’s been a while since I stopped by Sweet Lies, so when I made my way over there the other day to see if there was anything new at the main-store, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the creator had set out a free group gift. The group is free to join, so the Diona outfit won’t cost you a thing. Considering this gift is fit for a Queen that is quite a deal.

Included in the gift:

  • The dress in all the standard mesh sizes plus standard fitmesh sizes
  • Matching bracelets, armbands, earrings, and necklace

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – The Countess
Outfit – Sweet Lies – Diona Purple Outfit (Free group gift/0L/Group is free to join)

Sim Location – Revenland

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You Spin Me Right Round

Snapshot_002A Whimsical Spin To Save The Day

Hi there Fabulouses!  Just home from work, and am taking a few minutes to blog/unwind from my day.  After a day like today, a whimsical spin in the garden sounds like a perfect way to let go of the days events, alas…  it’s pouring rain, so here I am…  in SL…  trying out my luck with the sun here 🙂  It’s always sunny in SL (unless you don’t want it to  be!).  This fun spinning pose is just one of several Fabulously Free in SL group gifts available at West End.  It doesn’t actually spin…  it’s a static pose made for catching the moment as I have, in a snapshot!  The FabFree group is always free to join.

Dressing in Flowers

This sweet floral mini dress by LsR is called Sexy Daphne Mini Dress, and can be found in a ton of mesh body sizes as a free group gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends group.  This group is free to join, so you can pick it up without paying a cent!

Sizes included:

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

Enjoy your evening!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Hair –  Exile You Send Me
Dress – LsR Sexy Daphne Mini Dress (free Mesh Body Friends group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Friday Darcy Flats
Pose – West End Blown (free fabfree group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Gone With The Wind

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Hey there FabFree!   HAPPY EASTER!! 

I feel like a bit of a Fab-slacker this weekend as I haven’t posted in a couple of days :O.  I have been enjoying time with family this Easter weekend, and I hope you are too.  As the Easter bird is in the oven (It smells so good I want it now!), I have a bit of time inworld to catch up and I wanted to share news about this fun little floral frock.

Cut It Out

At Satus Inc. you’ll find a whole wall full of group gifts set to the Satus Inc. inworld group which is just 25L to join, including the mesh Isla Cutout Flare Dress I’m wearing.

Sizes included:

  • Fitmesh XS-XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

I better get back to my bird…  Hope the bunny was good to you!

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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 –  Exile Gina (free / 0L) – Previously blogged by Astrid [HERE]
Dress – Satus Inc. Isla Cutout Flare Dress (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)
Shoes – Friday Dottie
Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Livin’ on a Prayer

Tommy

 

He’s down on his luck…

You see, Tommy used to work on the docks and the union’s been on strike …. Ya know… that’s the makings of a great song… Someone should write it 😁…. Today, I’m showing a gift from [Vips Creations]. The Hooded Loose Shirt and Loose Jeans with Sketchers is a FREE gift to group members and the group is FREE to join. The shirt comes in both Fitmesh and classic sizes to fit your needs. The shoes are attached to the jeans in standard sizes.

You gotta hold on to what you’ve got….

Exile just remodeled and to celebrate they are giving out a FREE hair package for both men and women. Astrid showed off the women’s gift [HERE] and today I’m modeling the guy’s gift. Tommy comes with a full fatpack of colors. A very nice and generous gift from Exile. Be sure to thank them!

/me musses up his hair and pulls it back down over his eyes….. AHHH! much better!

 

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: [Vips Creations] – Hooded Loose Shirt and Loose Jeans with Sketchers (FREE Group Gift 0L Free to Join)
Hair: Exile – Tommy Hair (FREE Gift 0L)

Pose: Diesel Works

Sim: After the Fall

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A Cool Blue Breeze

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Beautiful in blue.

Entice has a pretty free group gift out called “Wake Me Up” that you’ll want to wake up and go get. This texture change asymmetrical dress is classy and pretty and perfect for any occasion.

Your texture change colors include: 2 different floral prints, 1 polka dot print, 7 solid prints.

All the sizes!

  • Classic Mesh Sizes XXS – L
  • Fitmesh XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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An Easter Hunt.

Zuri is hosting an Easter Hunt through the month of April. There are 3 eggs to find and they are just 10L each (or they are free if you are a member of the Zuri Jewelry group). One egg contains the beautiful necklace you see me wearing. One contains my earrings, and one contains my bracelet (upper picture). For just 30L you can have the entire set. It’s a steal for your Easter basket!

Blowing in the wind.

I think there was a breeze in the air at the Garden of Absentia where I took my picture… or maybe it was just this beautiful free to all gift that I picked up from Exile hair. Right now if you hurry over to Exile, there is a gift out for both guys and gals. This is “Gina” for the gals. It is a free gift and comes in a full fatpack of colors. Hurry, you won’t want to miss this beautiful style!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Gina (Free to all Gift)
Necklace – Zuri Jewelry – Orchid Necklace – Boulder Sapphire/Black Sterling (10L for the Easter Egg Hunt OR free with group membership – group membership is 299L)
Earrings – Zuri Jewelry – Orchid Earrings – Boulder Sapphire/Black Sterling (10L for the Easter Egg Hunt OR free with group membership – group membership is 299L)
Bracelet – Zuri Jewelry – Orchid Bracelet – Boulder Sapphire/Black Diamond (10L for the Easter Egg Hunt OR free with group membership – group membership is 299L)
Dress – Entice – Wake Me Up Dress Fatpack – (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Garden of Absentia

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Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to meet a friend for coffee at this shop in the City of Templemore.  With my companion running late, I had plenty of time to snap a photo of my latest outfit to share with you all.

Sleek and Elegant

My entire outfit today, with the exception of the boots and cell phone, are free gifts from Rowne.  The Alla Crepe Top and Xinyu Trousers brought to mind a sophisticated, uptown girl look (tune).  I like the high waist of the pants, and the short cropped top, which left one arm bare while the opposite was encased in a full-length sleeve.  I thought it made for an interesting visual contrast.  The pants emphasized my long, slender figure, and at first, I had a hard time finding footwear that would work with them.  My slink feet and shoes poked through far above the hemline of the trousers, and I couldn’t adjust where they attached on my legs.  Uh-oh…

An Uh-Oh Followed by a Sigh of Relief

After adjusting my hover height to be slightly above the ground, I dug down deep in my inventory, and found some old-style boots that I could adjust and slide down to the bottom of the cuffs of the trousers.  It worked like a charm, and I was quite pleased with the outcome. Unfortunately, when I went to include the landmarks for my post, I discovered that the boots in my full-body shot were no longer available.  I did, however, find an alternate pair from Blackburns (shown in the close up picture below) that worked just as well, and these were only 29L on the Marketplace!  Phew!

An Entire Outfit, But That’s Not All…

In addition to the pantsuit, Rowne also has the Jane Cat Eye Sunglasses, Bon Bon Earrings, and Buckett bag set out as free gifts for group members.  I felt they all coordinated beautifully, so I combined them in one look.  The end result:  classy sophistication!  Although the group has a 350L join fee, the numerous gifts available balance out the initial expense.

What’s Included in All the Gifts:  

  • Alla Crepe Crop Top and Xinyu Crepe Trousers fit for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique
  • Buckett Bag (with two pose options)
  • Cat Eye Sunglasses in Onyx (they were originally on top of my head; I edited them to be on my face)
  • PW BonBon earrings in Lilac (shown) and Hunter

Here’s a close up of the Blackburn boots.  They’re cute, aren’t they?

Boots Close Up

Well, that’s a wrap!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Hair:  Exile Dream of Paradise

Earrings:  Rowne PW BonBon Earrings (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Sunglasses:  Rowne Jane Cat Eye Sunglasses (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Bag:  Rowne Buckett Bag (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Top:  Rowne Alla Crepe Top (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Pants:  Rowne Xinyu Crepe Trousers (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Boots: (Full Body Shot) *GF* Short Lace Up Boots  (no longer available)

Boots:  (Close Up Shot) Blackburns Steampunk Lace Up Short Boots Black (29L on the Marketplace)

Cell Phone:  Opulence Poses (from Call Me)

Pose:  Dyer Maker Animations 5 Bag Poses Set

Sim:  Elysium City of Templemore
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Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame

Smile for the camera, Fabulouses!  In my post yesterday, {HERE} I told you about a gift from Legendaire, and also mentioned the fact that there are a ton of other outfits set out for lucky group members.  I decided to show you another one of the free items up for grabs in the shop.  This cheery tunic is bound to raise your spirits with its botanical motif and jaunty black and yellow color scheme.  If you’d prefer a red and orange print, a green striped background splashed with large magenta hibiscus flowers, or perhaps a teal and black paisley pattern, you’re in for a sweet surprise, because this versatile present also includes a texture change HUD.  With long sleeves designed to shield your arms from UV rays, and a playful peek at a bikini top underneath, you will be all set for an impromptu trip to the beach.

What’s Included:

  • Fitted mesh
  • Summer Tunic HUD (with four texture options)
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Brienne bag (not worn in picture)
  • Brienne flip flops for Slink flat feet

Some Beach, Somewhere

Thanks for the suggestion to travel to the seaside for a romantic evening, Carson!  Ripley and I had a great time snapping pictures as the sun went down.  What a relaxing, perfect way to end a manic Monday at work! (tune)

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Exile Closure (50L from last week’s Fifty Linden Friday)

Necklace:  The Gorean Cave Skeleton Key Yellow Necklace (39L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Legendaire Summer Tunic (free group gift 0L/99L to join)

Pose:  Reve Obscura Picture This (bento pose – 50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Corlevoli Beach

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Stopping for a Cuppa

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Always a hot… hunt.

The Women’s Stuff Hunt is one of my favorite hunts. I always love surfing through my inventory after a few stops along the trail. I happened to pick a stop – Mimi’s Choice to be exact – and head home to unpack and was thrilled with the beautiful form fitting flowery gown I unpacked.

This dress nice enough for a date night out, but casual enough for coffee at a cafe. It’s sure to be perfect for any occasion, and it includes all the popular sizes such as:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza

Shoes make a match.

If you hurry, the [MUSE] and NSP Florals March group gift is still out. It’s a lovely gift well worth picking up. You surely must have noticed my gorgeous shoes! These hipster wedges fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza Feet, and include a color change hud with 6 different colors to match your outfits. Hurry! With March being over, I’m not sure how much longer this gift will be out to pick up!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Scribbled Hearts
Dress – Mimi’s Choice – Sascha’s Designs – Cien Beige Dress (0L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Shoes – NSP Florals [MUSE] – Hipster Wedge (Free group gift/0L/Group is 125L to Join)

Sim Location – Il Nido Cafe & Wine Bar “The Nest”

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