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Sunday Sunshine

One Step at a Time

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Sunday!  I hope you found some time to relax and recharge.  To close the weekend, Ripley and I are popping in to share two free items with you.  Just like Love did in her post {HERE}, I am enjoying some virtual spring weather while it’s a bit nippy in my neck of the woods in RL.  I sure am glad I can get some warm weather somewhere!

Introducing…. Teanna

I am always super thrilled to see the free monthly gift from the Truth Hair VIP group, and when I  opened January’s present, I immediately put on the new style…….and haven’t taken it off since!  With long tresses that fall halfway down your back in two layers, and a sweet side braid that tucks behind your ear, this style is just so soft and pretty!  There is a full fat pack of color options (happy dance time!) and a versatile stylist HUD, which enables you to adjust whether or not you have a braid, what side the braid is on, and whether you wear your hair in front of, or behind your shoulders.  There are soooo many options, which really is a blessing depending on the type of collar your shirt has, and how curvy your avi is.  Although there a 350L join fee, Truth Hawks is so generous each month, and the group features an active, friendly chat community as well.  I’ve included a close up picture below so you can see just how amazing this style is!

Teanna Close Up

Who’s the Lucky One?

When I was at Graffitiwear to pick up the 5,000 member gift (you can read about it in my post {HERE}), Ripley wandered off to explore upstairs.  I followed him, and discovered a Lucky Dip, but sadly, when I attempted to win a mani-pedi, the Kraken tried to pull me into the container, and all I received was the Booby prize – an old, dead fish that not even Loki, my cat, was interested in.  It *was* kind of funny to see my avatar with legs wriggling around in the air, though.  Perhaps you’ll have better luck than I did.  On the wall behind the evil sea monster, there is a members-only Lucky Board featuring the Denim Safari Shorts I am wearing in my main photo.  Fortunately, my luck changed, and I happily left the store with my new prize.  Featuring a high waistline, dangling ties, golden accents, and white stitching, the free shorts had me ready for warm, sunny skies.  Also included in the package, a texture change HUD allowed me to select from six shades of denim.  With classic and mesh body variations, they are sure to fit most avatars.  In order to win the Safari Shorts, you need to be a Graffitiwear Group member, but it only costs 5L to join (plus you can pick up the group gift and tap the Midnight Mania board as well), so it’s a budget-friendly way to add some warm weather wear to your wardrobe.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I hope you have a fantastic start to your work week tomorrow.  Until my next post, 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:  Truth Hair Teanna (free gift for members of Truth VIP group – 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Faylinn Flower Charm Necklace

Top:  Blueberry Romy Top

Shorts:  Graffitiwear Safari Shorts (free Graffitiwear Group Lucky Board prize – 0L/5L to join)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Entangled Poses (main photo) Le Poppycock (close up)

Sim:  Templeton Cove Estates

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Out For a Saturday Stroll

Saturday Stroll

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  One of the things Ripley and I love the most about the weekends is the lazy start to our day.  Having the time to leisurely sip my coffee, laze around in my PJs for a bit, and not have to rush out the door is such a wonderful treat!  There’s even time for an extended walk with my pal.  Now this is the way I like it!

We’re Off to Santa Fe…

Well, not really, but while out on our stroll around the grid, the pupster and I decided to visit Graffitiwear, and discovered this carefree Santa Fe Lace Dress, which is the free 5000 member group gift.  Since the group costs just 5L to join, and also opens up the members-only Midnight Mania and Lucky Boards, it was a budget-friendly decision to join.  My new, casual frock features long sleeves, a plunging neckline, and an asymmetrical hem.  The package also includes a texture change HUD with nine options.  It was hard to choose just one for my photo because I really liked them all!  The intricate lace forms vertical stripes that are just so detailed and pretty.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s hoping you find some relaxing time for yourself over the weekend.  You deserve it! 🙂  Until my next post, 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:  Truth Hair Ophelia

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Venice Beach Boho (short)

Dress:  Graffitiwear Santa Fe Lace (free gift for members of the Graffitiwear group – 0L/5L to join)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  The Little Branch Home and Garden Decor

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Waiting for Christmas…

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Lost my Boots!

I lost my boots in a snow drift! Thankfully I have on my warm winter socks from Graffitiwear. Whew! These woolen beauties saved the day and are cozy too. And they come in sizes to fit…

  • TMP
  • Tonic
  • Ocacin
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass & Physique
  • Freya, Isis, & Venus

They are a Christmas gift currently at the main-store. You’ll need your Graffitiwear group tag, but the group is only a mere 5L to join, and there are 3 other group gifts currently out to pick up, including a sweater and some stockings.

A Christmas Sweater

To top off my look, I hunted down the free Women Only Hunt prize from Pink Cream Pie. I was rewarded with this gorgeous sweater called the “Ugly Annie” sweater. How could they possibly call it ugly?! It’s amazing! It comes in sizes to fit Maitreya, Hourglass, Freya, and Isis.

Keep warm and cozy everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair Miriam Winter Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Wight
Eyelashes – KoKoLoReS Mascara lashes for CaTwa heads (Free to all/0L on the counter/No Group Required)
Hair – KoKoLoReS Loulou (Free Group Gift/Group is currently Free to Join) – Note: group is usually 250 to join, hurry to take advantage of this offer!
Top – Pink Cream Pie Annie Ugly Sweater [Cherry Snowdeer] (Free/0L for the Women Only Hunt)
Pants – Higgle Legging White (1L on the Marketplace)
Socks – Graffitiwear Christmas Socks with texture change hud (Free Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)

Sim Location – Luanes Winter World

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Ready for Music

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I love when gifts just appear in my inventory! That’s what is so great about subscriber gifts 😀 And Graffitiwear has sent out their free September subscriber gifts and this month they were so cute I wanted to make sure you fabulous readers didn’t miss out!

Check your inventory!

If you’re already a subscriber to Graffitiwear, check your inventory for the free gift box from Graffitiwear for September and unpack it! You’ll discover a pair of fitmesh tee shirts. One has this great guitar design on the front (shown in the picture above) and the other has a set of headphones (not shown). Both have a “ripped” back design which I wasn’t able to get in the picture, and belatedly wished I’d thought to take a picture of. The outfit has that awesome 90’s music appeal to it!

If you’re not a subscriber, go down to the Graffitiwear main-store and click the subscribomatic for your free gift and that will also sign you up for future gifts as well! You’ll be all set!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Exile – Sugar
Shirt – Graffitiwear – September 2017 Subscriber Gift, Guitars Whimsy Fitmesh Tank (shown) and Headphones Whimsy Fitmesh Tank (not shown) (Free Subscriber Gift)
Skirt – JellyRoll – Veronica Wool Miniskirt
High-top Sneakers – JellyRoll – Lisa Knee High Sneaks w/Hud

Sim Location – Coastal Independent Rock Club

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A Ride in the Country

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I’ve been exploring again, and this time my dear friend took me horseback riding at a sim called Glanduin. You arrive and there are several areas on the sim where you can click a horse rezzer so that you can rezz a horse to ride to sight-see around the country side of the sim and its beautiful views!

I tried to put together a bit of a country girl look for the occasion, and with the help of a few lucky finds, I was able to do just that!

Three Tees!

Graffitiwear always puts out quality gifts each month, and August was no exception. They sent out three free fitmesh Tees with Maitreya autohide included as their August 2017 subscriber gift. (If you’re not a current subscriber just go to the store and slap that subsciber to get your gift.) For my picture, I donned the Tribal Tee, but I included a copy of the vendor add at the end of my blog post, so you could also see the Orange Tee and the Floral Tee as well. These fit like a charm and were so pretty!

Four skirts!

One Creations has out a generous free gift exclusively for FabFree group members. It’s a four pack of skirts in different colors. Like the Graffitiwear shirts, these skirts come in one fitmesh size, but I didn’t have any trouble getting them to fit as pretty as a picture. The four colors you get are brown (shown), red, blue, and black.

And shoes!

The Pirate Hunt also started today, so I stopped by Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes to see if there happened to be a pair of shoes I could work into my look. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the shoes for the hunt matched my outfit like a charm! For just 2L and a bit of hunting time, I picked up the Fara Fantasy flats. They come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreaya, and Classic feet, and could match a variety of outfits with their muted blue and brown color scheme.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

August Subscriber Gift- NOT MY ART (Vendor Advert)

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Soonsiki – Glamour Doll no longer available
Necklace – Pixel Box – Steampunk Dreamcatcher Long Necklace (75L @ Pixel Box Design Emporium)
Top – Graffitiwear – August 2017 Subsciber Gift, Floral Gift Tee, Orange Gift Tee, Tribal Gift Tee (Free/0L/Subscriber Gift)
Skirt – One Creations – DQ Double Layer Lace Skirts (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Fantasy (2L for the Pirate Hunt 5)

Sim Location – Glanduin

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le 4 Juillet

le 4 Juillet

Growing up, one of my favorite classes in high school was French, and I had an amazing French teacher who was French-born. We would celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th, and my French teacher was always great about recognizing both the 4th of July as well as Bastille day, and we would have celebrations for both as she would teach us the importance of both holidays and how they were similar and how they were different. I admired her a lot.

I thought of her today as I stopped on my gift rounds and put together my outfit. I thought of her as I thought about the importance of fighting for human rights, freedom, and things we believe in. She was an inspiration to me. So this post is for her… my le 4 Juillet!

Pick up your heels!

Graffitiwear put out two really terrific gifts for the month of July, so pick up your heels and get down to the store to pick them up! If you are already a subscriber member, you should have received the free July Subscriber gift, which is this great set of Strappy Blue heels. They come in a box that includes heels to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet, as well as a pair that says “Map” that I’m not familiar with. If you’re not a subscriber, just slab that board and the heels will be delivered to you!

A new dress!

My new dress is the July group gift. Just wear your Graffitiwear group tag and pick up this July dress which is perfect for any July celebration.

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

New hair too!

I’ve been showing you some of the great gifts from the Hair Fair here and here, and I’m back again with another great style. I love this edgy look from KoKoLoReS called “Sniper.” I think it’s super sexy, and it’s not only free but it comes in a fatpack of colors too!

Again I went to the cam area and shopped from there, using the trick that I told you about in my post here to be able to select things from long distances. I picked up this style and was thrilled!

Happy cam shopping at the Hair Fair! There are so many wonderful gifts to be had!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – red
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Sniper (0L @ The Hair Fair)
Neck Bow – Grumble – Red Neck Bow
Dress – Graffitiwear – 2017 July Dress VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Shoes – Graffitiwear – 2017 July Subscriber Gift Blue Strappy Sandals (Free Subscriber Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

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Bike-Riding Attire

Bike Ride

Hello FabFree! *Waves!* I’ve been busy moving in real life to a new house and it’s kept me away (and very busy). I just put the finishing touches on my new kitchen! I moved from an apartment to a house and now have a back yard! I’m so excited! My new neighborhood has sidewalks that are great for bike riding, so I thought a bike ride in second life would be perfect to commemorate my return to FabFree after my hiatus! I found this quaint neighborhood with a bike rezzer and took a ride!

My riding attire…

… is almost entirely from one place! You’ll want to pick up all these goodies to enjoy for your own adventures!

Feeling Lucky!

I guess it was my lucky day at Graffitiwear as well! I won both this shirt and these shoes on “lucky” items. The shirt is from the Group Only Lucky Board at Graffitiwear. The group is only 5L and gives you access also to a Midnight Mania Board as well as a monthly group gift, so it’s well worth joining. My letter came up and the Silk Top was mine! It comes with a color change hud that includes 8 different textures. Sizes included: Standard Mesh XXS – L and Maitreya.

I also took a dive into the free Lucky Dip and came up with the free pair of bunny shoes you see in the picture! How cute are these! You’ll get them in black and white both, as well as fits for both Slink and Maitreya feet!

Top it off!

I really loved the Subscriber Gift at Graffitiwear for June. If you are not currently a subscriber, be sure to go subscribe and get your free Flower Head Wreath to decorate your favorite hair style. If you are currently a subscriber and missed getting the gift, just slap the sign above the subsciber and it will be delivered to you for you to wear!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Bria
Head Wreath – Graffitiwear – Flower Head Wreath (Free Subscriber Gift)
Top – Graffitiwear – Silk Tops, hud with 8 texture colors (Free Group Lucky Letter Board/Group is 5L to Join)
Shorts – NO – Boho Shorts in Maitreya Applier
Shoes – Graffitiwear – Elegant Bunny Heels Prize (Free Lucky Dip)

Bike Prop – Provided by Rezzer on Sim

Sim Location – ARTaNONYMUS

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Vroom! Vroooom!

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Vroom! Vroom!

I haven’t had a new car since 2004. At least in real life. And even then I bought a used one. So when I heard that I could get a new free car at MadPea (even if it was a Pea Pod car) I was all in for a new set of wheels!

I made a mad dash to the MadPea main-store to check out the deal and it wasn’t long before I was cruising down the streets of Port Babbage in my favorite of the 7 colors that are available in the free gift pack. The group is free to join by the way, making this gift absolutely free as well. If I look like I’m having fun, that’s because I am!

Perks:

  • This car is wearable, no rezzing required.
  • The headlights turn off and on with a click.
  • 7 Colors in the package: Dark Blue, Green (shown), Light Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Turquoise.
  • Each color comes in a fit for both male and female avatar so you won’t have to worry about that problem.
  • I found it easy to edit the car when up and down a bit and then set my hover height a touch when the wheels didn’t quite touch the ground.
  • It’s easy to drive/navigate!
  • Did I already mention its absolutely FREE?!

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Cruising…

I was cruising down the streets (plus I wanted to give you a side view of this cute little pea-pod of a car – aren’t all the details amazing!) and ran across a little bakery shop. I decided to make a stop and get out of my new wheels and head in…

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A spring dress.

I had to step out carefully, as I was wearing a bit of a short skirted dress today. Good thing my MadPea car sets low to the ground, it makes for easy exits. My adorable frock is a free group gift from Graffitiwear for the month of April. You just need your free group tag to pick it up.

Sizes available:

  • Classic XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • Fitmesh XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • eBody
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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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 – Truth – Adelaide
Dress – Graffitiwear – 2017 April VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Car – MadPea – MadPea Pea Mobile – Green female shown (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Patchwork Goodness

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More goodies.

I showed you some Graffitiwear goodness in my last post here, but there was another dress I couldn’t resist at the Graffitiwear main-store that I had to pick up. All I needed was the Graffitwear group tag (it only cost me a mere 5L) and I was able to pick up the March Springtime Dress as a free gift. It’s all kinds of patchwork yumminess and I couldn’t pass it up!

It comes in these sizes:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Since it’s March…

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in about a week, I couldn’t pass up adding a little touch of green to my outfit. I found these pretty toe rings by ECCO jewelry for Slink mid feet on the Marketplace for just 10L. They only fit Slink mid feet so be sure you have the right feet before you purchase them! But aren’t my footsies cute!

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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 – [e] elikatira – Brenna
Toe Rings – ECCO – Footsies Toe Rings Rose Green (10L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Springtime Dress 2017 March VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/5L to Join Group)

Sim Location – Giardini di Vita

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A Touch of Lace

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Something lacy.

We’re well into March and the days of green and shamrocks, but I was visiting Graffitiwear and the subscriber gift really caught my eye. It is this pretty pink lacy dress that I just really had to have. And all you have to do is click the subscriber and this dress is yours free! I love that it is an applier dress (I do love applier clothing) and I really like the mesh skirt panel that adds a nice dimension to it.

What comes in the box:

  • System Layers for standard avatar bodies
  • Applier for TMP, Omega, Slink, and Wowmeh
  • Rigged mesh skirt panel in standard sizes XXS – L

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A little sparkle.

I also stopped by Chop Zuey just to see if there was anything new. There is a pretty “Heart Brillante'” gift out that fit with my new dress just perfectly. I picked up the necklace and ring both as the free group gift (the group is 350L to join but the gifts are always generous and plentiful). I love the sparkle and they resize easily too. There is a set of matching earrings out as well and those are free to all if you want to pick those 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 – [e] elikatira – Youth
Necklace & Ring – Chop Zuey – Heart Brillante’ Necklace & Ring (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350 to Join)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Peppermind Babe Dress (Free/0L/March 2017 Subscriber Gift)

Sim Location – Summer Trace

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