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Pumpkin Picking Time

Pumpkin Time

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Isn’t this outfit just darling?  It was perfect for a little impromptu pumpkin picking adventure on a warm autumn day.  Ripley and I discovered it on our latest trip to The Cart Wash Sale.  I love the criss-cross lacing on the Classy Chics Designer Top and the way the Denim Mesh Shorts hug my every curve.  Both are designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body and are available at the Classy Chics display at The Cart Wash.  The overlapping semi circles on my blouse create a pleasing, sophisticated pattern, and the dangling laces add a whimsical touch.  If you’d prefer a different texture, there are nine choices available in all.  At only 10L per selection, I scooped up a variety!  My shorts came with a color change HUD which includes 9 options, so it’s like getting 9 different pairs of shorts for just 50L.  Now that’s a real deal!

On the Trail of Another Fabulous Find

Speaking of deals, the pupster just put his nose to the ground at The Cart Wash, and insistently began pulling me, making a beeline for a display across the way.  That can only mean one thing – my hound with a nose for fashion is on to another great deal for us to share with you.  We will undoubtedly be back soon with another budget-friendly Fabulous Find.  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

Hair:  Magika No

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on The Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Top:  Classy Chics Designer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Classy Chics Denim Mesh Shorts (50L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  an lar Poses

Sim:  La Vie

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 10/20/2017 – Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey Exterior
Happy Friday Fab Free! I’ve been lucky, my weekend started early which means more time for my Fabulously Free in SL family. It also means I had a little extra time to check out this weeks designer of the week, Baby Monkey. The Baby Monkey shop is probably best known for their shoes, however they also have quite a bit of ladies and some mens fashion, and accessories. You may recall seeing their most recent Fabulously Free in SL exclusive group gift in Astrid’s post “Paradise and Leaves.” More on that in a moment. The Baby Monkey shop has a nice, easy to navigate store with a pretty center courtyard. I like this shop setup up quite a bit because it’s easy to use your camera to see where you are and where you want to go next.

In what you could call the main part of the store you’ll see a desk with a few little FREE gift bags sitting on it. These fun little freebies are FREE to everyone. Each of the 4 bags has something interesting or useful for anyone, such as an ankle lock, or tummy takers, one even has a ton of recipes inside. Next to the desk is a teleporter that lets you jump to an individual department for easy shopping. Also in this same room you’ll find the Baby Monkey group gifts. The Baby Monkey group is just 20 lindens to join at this time and there are current and previous group gifts available.
Baby Monkey Gifts
In addition to the numerous Baby Monkey group gifts, you’ll also find a few other group gifts, including the previously mentioned Fab Free exclusive gift. Remember, the Fab Free gift requires the Fab Free group tag, the Fab Free group is always FREE to join. Needless to say the Baby Monkey shop has something for everyone, and for just about any occasion. Don’t miss out on these great freebies and cheapies! Happy weekend and have fun shopping!


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This Witch Right Here

This Witch
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I’m happy to be here, after a long battle with a terrible allergy monster I finally feel like a person again! I missed being here. I’m also so excited about the new group gifts, and a fun little gacha I have to share with you. I hope you like them as much as I do.

The Skin Pru’s In

Not too long ago Essences put out a new group gift for the Essences VIP group. This pretty skin is named Tawny, and she is a semi-full release skin. Yep, you heard right, the Essences group gift includes Catwa head and Maitreya body appliers in all current skin tones. The skin was modeled around the Catwa Catya head. It includes a shape, and a brow shape also intended for the Catwa Catya head. The Essences VIP group has a one time join fee of 444 linden. Though intended for the Catya head by Catwa, I love how this gift skin looks on my Catwa Sofia head.

Halloween Gacha Fun

While wandering through The Black Fair recently, I came across these fun Omega applier crop tops by Holli Pocket. There are several loosely Halloween themed crops to be had. The best part is they are just 50 linden per play. I am not going to tell you how many lindens I plunked into this gacha at The Black Fair, but I will say I’m not disappointed. I think they are a fun addition to my casual wardrobe.

Witch Claws

These super long bento nails are a recent group gift at Pink Hustler. The aptly named “Witch” nails are extra long for a decidedly wicked look. The nails are meant for Maitreya hands and come with a color change hud that includes 3 variations on several muted pastel shades. I chose a black to gray fade for this look. The Pink Hustler group is 400 linden to join, however members get access to the wall of group gifts and a 5% shopping credit on purchases made while wearing the Pink Hustler group tag.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

Head – CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento

SkinEssences – Tawny (Catwa Catya) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 444L to Join 

Top – *HolliPocket* Spookeh Crop Tee (LOOKY MEH) – 50L per play @The Black Fair

Tattoos –  Letis Tattoo  :: Passione ::

NailsPink Hustler – *PH* V.I.P Group Gift // bento nail “WITCH” – FREE Group Gift/Group is 400L to Join 

B0dy/Hands –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Angelica

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I sure had a scare as visited the Halloweentown Sim.  There we were, just minding our own business, when I heard the crunch of gravel behind us.  Each of us froze, and silently stared at the other.  “Did you hear that?” my eyes sent a telepathic message to the pupster.  “Uh huh,” he silently agreed.  I turned and looked behind us, but saw nothing except the darkness and empty night air.  As soon as we started walking once again, the dreadful noise continued, edging closer and closer.  I whipped around, and as you can see, my brave defender hightailed it for safer ground while I was left cringing in fear.  To his credit, when he realized I wasn’t running beside him, Ripley did return, though.  He let loose a ferocious growl, which startled the shambling skeleton just long enough for me to gather my wits and take off, running full speed, with canine feet churning up the ground with me.  Luckily, we were able to escape just in the nick of time!

A Halloween Sweater for A Frightful Adventure

The evening was brisk, but I stayed toasty warm in my Tasha Halloween Variation sweater from Elgund and Nilsson at The Cart Wash.  With cheerful pumpkin and cat faces, stars, and moons scattered across a charcoal background, I was perfectly outfitted for the upcoming holiday.  I love the thick, chunky knit of this long sweater.  All I needed to complete my look as a pair of tights and long leather boots.  Best of all, this cozy pullover is a free gift for the Tenth Anniversary of the Cart Wash, which you can find in the small green box embellished with a pink ribbon in front of the vendor display.  Simply right click and buy for 0L.  Easy peasy!

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • alpha layer for classic avatars

I hope that is the last Ripley and I will see of wandering skeletons.  Our encounter was far too close for comfort!  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

Hair:  Magika Honey Whiskey

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

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Sweater:  Elgund & Nilsson Tasha Woolen Sweater Halloween Variation (free gift at The Cart Wash – 0L)

Tights:  Izzie’s High Waisted Tights

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis Boots (free group gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions- 0L/0L to join –  first blogged in my post {HERE})

Pose:  Lost Angel Industries Halloween Poses – The Victim (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Halloweentown

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Witches Brew

Witches Brew

I should have listened to Love’s advice in her post {HERE}.  “Be careful what you conjure, witches,” she said.  I thought I read the spell correctly.  I really did………but somehow, I turned my pal Ripley into his arch-enemy…….a cat!  See him perched up there on my shoulder?  See that look on his face?  He is NOT happy…….not one little bit!  I am hoping that one of our Fabulous Readers can point me to the antidote.   Either that, or perhaps Love can help me out…

It All Started At The Cart Wash

As the pupster and I unpacked our Cart Wash boxes, I began with this adorable silver Cobwebbed Mini Dress from MishMash Fusion, which is a one of 11 shades in the MishMash Fusion gacha machine.  This strapless frock features an all-over spiderweb print, which is adorned with a black ruffled trim and waistband.  As soon as I put it on, I fell in love with the loose-fitting skirt, which has plenty of extra fabric for it to swish with each step.  The package contains standard fitted mesh as well as versions for mesh bodies, so I’m sure you will find the perfect fit for your avatar.   At only 20L per play, you can easily stock up on a variety of colors.

What’s Included:

  • Standard Fitted mesh
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Ebody
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Along Came a Spider

With the web pattern on my new dress, I couldn’t resist an arachnid-style necklace.  For just 1L on the Marketplace, I scooped up this Spider Necklace for Woman from La Forgia Jewels.  This bauble features onyx, moonstone and steel beads, and a spider pendant in the center.  I thought it complemented my new frock well, and the price was just right!

I Needed Just One More Item…

The only thing missing was a witch hat (not a witch CAT, but a witch HAT).  I set up my cauldron, pulled out all the ingredients, and began the incantation…  Then, it happened; just when I chanted the words, my nose twitched and I sneezed a great sneeze!  A green mist floated up from the brew, and when it cleared, instead of a HAT, I had a very annoyed former-German-Shepherd-now-CAT glaring at me.  “I-I-I-I’ll make it right, Buddy.  I promise!” I stammered.

So, you see my dilemma, Fabulouses.  I picked up a terrific mini dress and necklace for a grand total of just 21L, but I also made a HUGE mistake in my magic spell.  If anyone knows the antidote, Ripley and I will sure appreciate your assistance.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is sadly shaking his head and whimpering for help)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Hair:  Elikatira Mabel

Dress:  Mish Mash Fusion (Gacha prize at The Cart Wash Sale – 20L per play)

Cat:  JIAN Pudgy Persians Black Shoulder Kitten (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Botanica Holiday Home and Garden

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Close Your Eyes

You Can Close Your Eyes

Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising,

so this old world must still be spinning ’round, and I sill love you.

So, close your eyes.  You can close your eyes; it’s all right…

Hello again, Fabulous Readers!  My first stop at The Cart Wash Sale was the Baci Shop display, where I found the Last Leaves Dress that I blogged about {HERE}.  Ripley and I planned to start checking out the rest of The Cart Wash, but before we began our journey, I couldn’t resist scooping up another Fabulous Find from the Baci Shop, this gorgeous sweater dress.

Visiting the Baci Shop, Again

With rich tones, long sleeves and a chunky knit, this frock will keep me toasty warm well into autumn.  I love the bright pops of color in the simple flowers, which contrast beautifully against the ombre background of the “Again” dress.   Its snug fit draws attention to my curves in all the right places.  I could see myself sporting this dress in RL as well as SL, if only temperatures were below the 90’s.  (Hang in there, Kat, we’ll get there….).  Priced at only 10L, this budget-friendly, gorgeous sweater dress will snuggle you in warmth and style, while leaving plenty of spare linden dollars for more Cart Wash finds.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

So Many More Discoveries to Make…

With two Fabulous Finds just from one vendor at The Cart Wash, Ripley and I are eager to explore further.  I’m sure we will be back soon!  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

Hair:  Argrace Haruka

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

Earrings:  Earthstones Mesilla Hoops (old rezday gift from Abraxxa Anatine)

Dress:  Baci Shop Again Dress (10L at The Cart Wash)

Pose:  FOXCITY Long Grass Bento Pose (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Tavana Island

Song on my mind:  You Can Close Your Eyes by James Taylor

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Bringing a Bit of Summer Into Fall

The Last Leaves
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw Love’s post {HERE} saying that some displays at The Cart Wash are already set up, Ripley and I teleported on over to check things out.  I always look forward to the sales at the Wash, and with this being the 10th anniversary, I was super excited!  My first stop was the Baci Shop display where I happily discovered this lovely green sweater dress set out as a free gift.

The Last Leaves of Summer

I have to admit, although I always love to see the arrival of autumn, I quickly miss the lush foliage of summer.  With this figure-hugging frock in a lovely green-ombre color scheme, I’ll be able to carry the hues of summer right along with me as time marches on.   I love the way the Last Leaves Dress is packed with realistic knitted details from the ribbed cuffs to the diamond shaped pattern surrounded by cabled rows.  The long sleeves will be sure to keep me toasty warm while the folded down collar offers a sexy peek at my shoulders.   Since the gift package includes sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars, it’s bound to have just the right fit for you.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Time to Get in Some Cart Wash Shopping Therapy

The pupster and I are eager to explore the streets of The Wash to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover.  We will be back very soon with more budget-friendly fashions to share with you.  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

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia (available at Salem)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Dress:  Baci Shop Last Leaves Dress (free gift at The Cart Wash Sale – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (shop closed)

Sim:  Countryside

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Mesmerizing Margo

Margo

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to introduce you to Margo, this amazing free Catwa head applier that you can scoop up as a group gift.  Isn’t she just beautiful?  As soon as I tried on the October gift for members of the Wow Skins group, I just knew I had to tell you all about it!  With dark eyebrows and a tan skin tone, this gorgeous flawless complexion is sure to become a favorite of mine!   In case you would prefer not to be a brunette, Sawsan Secretspy, the generous designer at Wow Skins, also included a no brow option so you can add your own brows to match your hair color.  I slicked on a touch of liner to accent my eyes, but other than that, what you see in my picture is the skin right out of the box.  The Wow Skins group costs 450L to join, but membership gives you access to all previous group gifts, plus group-only lucky boards, midnight mania offerings, and two group-only lucky chairs as well.   This skin alone is well worth the fee!

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)  

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Margo (free group gift for members of the Wow Skins group 0L/450L to join)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Dress:  Siss Boom Shoreline

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Introducing…..Ms. Witch

Ms. Witch

I am not a witch, I am the witch,

and to some, I am Ms. Witch!

 

Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness tonight, and hit the trail on the All Hallows Eve Hunt.  As soon as we landed at the Moonlite Cat Creations store, the pupster’s nose began to twitch and we were off!  Quick as a wink, he practically dragged me upstairs, then stood over a low table and began………..drooling all over a latticed apple pie cooling in the October air!  Raising my eyebrows, I admonished my canine pal, “No, Buddy, I said to find the PRIZE, not the PIES!”  After one hopeful glance in my direction, which was quickly followed by a negative shake of my head, he sighed, then once again sniffed around.  Soon enough, he located the hunt object, a small pumpkin, which I purchased for just 1 little Linden dollar, then we teleported home to open the package.

The Creation of Ms. Witch

Nestled inside the prize box was this gorgeous Wiccan gown, black shawl, and witch hat.  Ooohing and awwwing, I slipped into the formal frock, and wrapped the shawl around my shoulders.  My new dress features a strapless bodice, which nips in close to emphasize the waist, then drapes gracefully into a multi-paneled, floor length skirt.  The center section glitters in the light, and the darker accent fabric is adorned with a swirling pattern.  A coordinating witch hat in two sizes adds the finishing touch, and even boasts a dangling spider for a spooky effect, which (I’ll be honest) would kind of freak me out in RL (OK, OK, it would definitely freak me out in RL), but in SL was just the perfect embellishment.  When I donned this headgear, Ms. Witch was officially born.  Although the prize did not include an alpha layer, I was able to use my Maitreya Lara HUD to obtain a lovely fit.

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL

Those Deep Chocolate Eyes…

As I twirled and modeled our discovery in front of Ripley, he simply stared at me with his beautiful eyes, and then whimpered, just a little.  I wonder if the owner of that pie would notice a teensy slice missing.  After all, Pup did work very hard to locate my gift….  What do you think, Fabulous Readers?

~ Kat (and Ripley – who really, really wants that pie!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Dress:  Moonlite Cat Creations Wiccan Gown with Shawl (prize for the All Hallows Eve Hunt – 1L ~ hunt runs through Oct. 31st)

Pose:  Lyrium Very Random Pose (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Sim:  Octoberville

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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 10/07/2017 – Chop Zuey

Chop Zuey
Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope everyone has had a great week. This week’s designer for the designer of the week post is none other than Chop Zuey. First, I want to tell you that the Chop Zuey main store is HUGE! There is every type of male and female jewelry imaginable within the elegant walls of this posh jewelry shop. The styles range from pretty everyday pieces to high fashion and detailed wedding sets. As you browse this enormous store, you’ll notice there are elegant little sitting areas near the windows where you can stop and admire the surroundings. The water feature with the statue pictured above is toward the back of the shop. It’s in this area that you’ll find the information boards and the Chop Zuey gift cards. They are set up near a pink flowery tree.
Chop Zuey Gifts & Info
If you move from the above pictured water feature at Chop Zuey back toward the center of the store, and another large beautiful fountain, you’ll find some FREE gifts for both men and women, the most recent Chop Zuey  male and female group gifts, and the exclusive Fab Free Group Gift. You may recognize a few of the Chop Zuey gifts from Astrid’s “Eclipse” post  and her “Hello Summer” post. The Chop Zuey group gifts do require a Chop Zuey group tag, the group is 350 linden to join.  Pictured above, the pink pearl headband is FREE to all Fabulously Free in SL group members. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join. So if you’re looking for a special gift for your significant other or you need something sparkly for that new outfit, you’ll definitely want to check out Chop Zuey. Don’t forget to pick up the FREE gifts and of course the fantastic Fab Free gift! Happy Shopping everyone!