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This Way to the Beach Life

This Way to the Beach
Hello Fabulous Readers!  Soon……oh so soon….Ripley and I will be on break for the summer.  In my new free Spring Romper from RIR Life, I am sure to enjoy our days of freedom in style.  Featuring a delicate floral pattern and white ruffled trim, this playful sleeveless outfit is perfect for a casual day of fun.  The top and bottom can be paired together as I have done here, or worn separately to mix and match with other pieces of clothing.   I really like the style of the waistline and the combination of  print and solid textures in the top.  The RIR Life group has a 10L join fee, but this May gift is well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Freya
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  TKW Haase (available at Hairology)

Outfit:   RIR Life Spring Romper (free gift for RIR Life Group 0L/10L join fee)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  The GSpot Music Venues
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Butterfly Kisses

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I returned to Hobbiton this week, and I had the magical experience of having a butterfly alight on my outstretched hand as I stood in a garden of wildflowers.  If you haven’t traveled to this lovely sim, it’s well worth the trip!  Modeled after the Tolkien tales, and filled with whimsical references to scenery from the novels, Thunder Dragon Island offers optional, light-hearted role play, a peaceful setting, and spots for couples scattered throughout its landscape.

A Jeans and Tee Kind of Girl

Since I knew we would be exploring the wonders of nature, I opted for a casual spring look for our journey to the land of Bilbo Baggins.  I assembled my outfit from free group gifts available at My Style, and it was perfect for the mild spring weather we encountered.  The strappy, cream colored Kelly top  kept my shoulders free to feel the dappled sunshine.  I particularly enjoyed the loose-fitting satiny texture of the fabric.  My well-worn capris continued the carefree theme.  Complete with rolled cuffs, a buff colored belt, and a realistic, faded texture that echoed the milky hue of my tank, these pants are sure to become a spring wardrobe staple for me.  Both items of clothing are available completely for free as group gifts at the My Style store.  Simply swap over to the Avangardista tag for the Kelly tank and the My Style tag to scoop up the trousers.  If you’re currently not a member of either group, don’t let that stop you, as both groups have 0L join fees!

Included With the Kelly Top:

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

Included With the RAF Jeans:

  • Fitmesh for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Time for a Game of Fetch

My peaceful encounter with my new butterfly friend did not last long, as it was soon disturbed by a canine pal dropping a branch on my toes (ouch, Ripley!).  As the beautiful winged creature fluttered away, Rip gave a joyful woof and nudged the stick, just in case I hadn’t noticed its crash landing.  Guess I’d better indulge in his favorite past time in order to save my pedicure.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley (stop typing and play, Mom!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Had:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  No Match_ Hair Store No_Charme available at Hairology

Necklace:  Cae Whimsy Necklace Champagne (in store 75L Gacha prize)

Top:  My Style Kelly top (free gift for Avangardista Group 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  My Style Jeans RAF (free gift for *My Style* Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Illi’s Slink Meriel Flip Flop (99L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Hobbiton Sim

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No Ride

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Hello there FabFree Readers! With my current RL temperature at -26c (yes… in March), and the snow continuing to fall, I was in search of some Second Life sunshine therapy.  My ride was in the shop…  and I can’t seem to find his keys anywhere, so it seems I will be hanging around home today which is just fine with me.  I have had enough adventure for one week.

Hey There Lisa

I thought I’d stop by here and tell you about the super cute sundress that Sevyn East has recently rezzed out as a group gift set to the Fabulously Free in SL inworld group (which is always free to join!).  The Lisa Denim Dress appears to look like a skirt and a top, but actually it is one piece so you’ll be dressed in just one click! Included with the dress is a texture change HUD that allows for a few different denim/white/solid/print options to mix and match.  You’ll be able to wear this dress, and wear it again differently each time!

Sizes Available:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

If you’d like to see more of the awesome Fabulously Free in SL group gifts that you can pick up, visit our Group Gift Listing!

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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 – Damselfly Tara (featured @ Hairology)
Glasses – Exile London
Dress – Sevyn East Lisa Denim Dress (Free Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Empire Tritonia
Pose – Tifa Poses Try Me
Sim – Honeycomb

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I Sing the Body Electric

I Sing the Body Electric

Gaps in the wardrobe.

Gaps? But Sheidey what are you talking about? Some Second Life inventories are possibly related to literal black holes! In all seriousness, though I took a good long look at the theoretical mass (and mess!) that is my inventory and realized that I didn’t have very many options when it came to pants. Needing a quick fix and seeing as throwing away my dresses and skirts were out of the question, I decided to hit some sales. In my previous post {HERE} I mentioned a store called Wertina and not only do they sell some great shoes, but they also have a good variety of clothing items in stock as well. Pictured is the Biker pants in black that are simply a study in fitted leather and look great at any angle. The leather studs that go down on either side of the pants are a great feature just like the distressed leather detailing around the knees. The Biker pants come in five standard mesh sizes (XS-L) with an alpha layer included and cost just 15L because of the closing down sale that Wertina is holding. Pop down to the store to browse! With everything marked down to 5L-35L, you might just find something to fill up the gaps in your wardrobe too.  The closing sale at Wertina ends on the 31st of December.

More metallic goodness!

Now that I have a perfect pair of pants, I was determined to find some fitting footwear for it. Luckily enough Enertia is offering up the Kehlani heels as a free group gift and the metallic sheen to the straps and body of these shoes was exactly what I was looking for. Personally, I feel that the edgy style of these heels paired off nicely with the outfit, but if metallics aren’t your cup of tea there’s also a Hud included in the gift package with five other color options. What’s more, you’ll be getting sizing for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet as well. Add the Kehalni heels into your shoe collection today by joining the Toxxic Designs Studios group for free.

It’s a hair affair!

Hairology has been a hot topic here with the ladies of FabFree and rightly so as the 1st Anniversary of the event is filled with awesome goodies from top quality designers. I found the final touch to my outfit there in the form of a dollarbie hair gift from Vanity Hair. Buns have such a bad rep for being uptight but this beautifully textured updo is simply elegant. Natural colors isn’t something that I’d usually go for when hairstyles are concerned but this gift and it’s Hud that contains four rich tones to choose from certainly inspired me to give the ‘naturals’ a chance. While there is no alpha layer provided, there’s a nifty resizer in the hud which makes fitting hassle free and the hairdo itself has copy permissions enabled so that you can make duplicates for backup. This round of Hairology closes at the end of the month so don’t miss out!

For more coverage on the gifts at Hairology check out these posts:

I Sing the Body Electric Headshot

 In plain sight.

While slapping the Midnight Mania boards at WoW Skins the other day I ran into (literally, thanks lag) this free gift in the games room. This very generous gift contains the classic Soraya skin in the tan tone with both cleavage/no cleavage options as well as appliers for Phat Azz, Slink Hands and Feet, Ghetto Booty and Lolas Tango. You’ll also receive a brow base and shape but my favorite aspect of this skin aside from the fact that it’s totally free are the two freckles tattoo layer that comes included in the package as well. My very first skin in SL was freckled as well so it was good to come back to the look after a while away.

Speaking of going back to old looks, I’ve gone back to blue-grey eyes as well after experimenting with different colored peepers. The aptly named Athena eyes are a free gift from Mesange and not only will you be receiving system eyes but mesh ones as well with Genesis and Omega Huds. I feel wiser already for snapping up this gift and maybe I’ll be sticking to this pair for a while.

And that’s a wrap. I’d like to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it. Have fun out there dear readers. Till next time!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Soraya (0L/No group required)
Hair – Vanity Hair Hairology Anniversary Dollarby (1L @ Hairology)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Tattoo – Carol G Hennah (Past Group Gift)
Top –sYs Cozy Scarf
Pants – Wertina Biker Pants (15L/Wertina Closing Sale)
Shoes – Enertia Kehlani Heels (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Feet –Slink High

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private location

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I Only Wanna Be With You

I Just Wanna Be With You
Hello there, Fabulouses!  Are you ready for winter like I am?  As the days of November ticked by, I found myself itching to frolic in a winter wonderland.  Although in real life, I never mastered an axel, a spiral, or I’ll be honest, even just a simple crossover, in SL, I glide along with all the moves of a figure skating champion.  Today’s outfit, with its flared skirt and icy, gray tones inspired Ripley and I to travel to this frozen pond on the Twilight Moon sim, but I’m getting a bit ahead of myself.

Mania at Midnight

Time and time again, I keep returning to the Entice store to check out their latest releases.  Currently, the no-group-required free Midnight Mania board is offering the “Be With You” dress.  This frock features short sleeves with a slightly scalloped edge, and a wide leather belt, in addition to the mid-thigh length skirt.  It comes complete with a color-change HUD, which allows you to modify the textures of the top, skirt, and belt individually.  This offers a myriad of possible combinations!  I opted for a black top, white belt, and a dark, printed skirt to contrast vividly against the white snow and ice.  For finishing touches, I added a glistening Snow Flurry Pearl necklace from EarthStones, and laced on a pair of ice skates from V-Style that I picked up for only 30L on the Marketplace.

What’s Included With the Dress:  

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L for classic avatars
  • Alpha Layer
  • Texture change HUD – grays

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose (and Ears!)

Of course, with the chill in the air, I needed something to keep my ears toasty.  While I rummaged around in my inventory, searching for the perfect winter hat, Ripley nudged my elbow insistently, and pointed his nose at the box from Mina perched on my shelf.  Love previously blogged the free Nell hair in her post [HERE], and I had immediately traveled to Hairology to scoop up Love’s featured hairstyle.  However, like Astrid in her post [HERE], I hadn’t yet finished opening my gifts from the event, and had completely forgotten this lovely style.  It’s a good thing my pupster remembered, because the long, flowing hair and white, knitted cap were perfect for a day of gliding across the ice!

Cold Hands and a Warm Heart

With my outfit complete, Ripley and I thoroughly enjoyed a lovely, wintry afternoon, filled with drifting snowflakes, frosty air, and the sound of blades cutting across fresh ice.  Now, if only I had trained Rip to fetch a steaming mug of cocoa, my day would be complete, and I would be able to feel my hands again…. Note to self:  When you go skating, bring mittens!

Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in Jamaica 03 Rare (99L at Kustom9)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Venus Lashes and Eyeliner [Catwa]

Hair:  Mina Nell (blogged previously [HERE] by Love/0L at Hairology)

Necklace:  EarthStones Snow Flurry Pearl Necklace

Dress:  Entice – Be With You Dress Grays (free Midnight Mania Prize – no group required/0L)

Ice Skates:  VStyle Skha V.3 White Ice Skates (30L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  <K&S> Winter Fun III

Sim:  Twilight Moon
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Don’t Say a Word

Don't Say a Word

“Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird don’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.”

Feeling Introspective…

When I saw the group gift from Le Morte, I knew I had to have it. The join fee is 50L but I wanted the mouth tape gift of “Silence” as it spoke to me on so many levels. I’m a person who speaks out after all. And the idea of representing silence seemed important. Because I really don’t think we should remain silent when issues are important to us. I won’t get into politics or issues here, but I’ll offer a heartfelt plea to all of you… speak out. Don’t remain silent when something is important to you. I am pretty sure the saying goes that you’ll regret the things you didn’t do, more than the things you did do. That’s sort of the idea I’m going on here.

Hairology is still going on!

On a lighter note, the Hairology Anniversary celebration is still going strong, and you can still pick up lots of FREE and 1L gifts of beautiful hair until November 30th, when the event ends. I picked up my beautiful hair from Iconic called “Michelle” as a FREE gift from Hairology. It came with a fatpack hud of colors. There are lots of other gifts to be had at this event so it is a not-to-be-missed one! Mark it down and teleport in!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Iconic – Michelle (FREE Gift @ Hairology Anniversary) thru Nov 30th
Mouth Tape – Le Morte – Silence (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 50L to Join)

 

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It’s Another Red Sweater Day!

Snapshot_002Greetings Fabulous Readers :)!  Prudence sent me a message the other day and told me that I simply must run over to the Hairology event and pick up the gift by MINA because it was “so me”, so that’s what inspired my cozy holiday look today.   She was right – I quite like it!  Thanks for the heads up Pru 😉

About the free hair…

As mentioned previously on FabFree [HERE] and [HERE], There are a ton of free gifts and 1L hairstyles at this round of Hairology in celebration of their first anniversary!  The long dark blonde hair I am wearing today includes the winter beanie and is FREE at the MINA Hairology display.  It comes with a HUD that includes a few different shades of dark blonde – which was right up my alley!

My sweater is free too!

Speaking of Pru… the other day she blogged the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift by BlackRose [HERE], and not only is that awesome sweater still available for free, but they have also put out a new free group gift that you can pick up for being a part of the BlackRose inworld group gift which is free to join.  The other group gift is the Sweater Shirt in Red as I am wearing today.  It comes with an option to wear it with or without the white blouse underneath.  You’ll find both gifts right at the entrance on the table.

Sizes included:

  • XXS-L mesh sizes with alphas

Be warm, my friends!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – League Ella

Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – MINA Nell Dark Blonde (free / 0L / @ Hairology)
Sweater – BlackRose Sweater Shirt Red (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – Addams Rocker Zipper Jean
Pose by
GlamRUs

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It’s a Red Sweater Day

Red Sweater DayToday was definitely a big cozy sweater day for me. I wanted nothing more than to curl up on my sofa, have some coffee or maybe some warm tea and watch movies… all day. This sweater from BlackRose is exactly the type of sweater I envision for these sort of days. What better hairstyle than this one by Runaway to go with an over-sized sweater?! I love bun hairstyles because I think they have the effect of “look how cute my hair is” without much effort.

To get this red knit sweater by BlackRose for FREE, wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and head over to the BlackRose main store. Once inside, you’ll see a little gift table on the wall to the left. While wearing your Fab Free group tag, click the little gift bag on the shelf and your FREE gift will be delivered to you. This baggy, cowl necked sweater comes in standard mesh sizes.

To complete the look, you’ll need this FREE hairstyle from Runaway as well. You can pick up this FREE gift at the current round of Hairology. As it’s been mentioned before, Hairology is celebrating their first anniversary. The event is a year old, and you’ll find several gifts that are freebies and dollarbies. Included with this gift hairstyle is an “essentials” color change hud that has a nice variety of hair colors.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Runaway – [RA] Jade Hair – Essential – FREE Gift @Hairology

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Skin/Head Applier –  Essences – Tony Gacha #7 – Coming Soon to Shiny Shabby

Sweater – BlackRose Loose Short Sweater Red – FREE FabFree Group Gift 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Indigo

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Circa 1998

Circa 1998
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy the past weekend. I personally have been thankful for the reprieve from Real Life that Second Life offers. As it’s been mentioned multiple times already, sweater season is in full swing, and I’m never tired of hearing that. If given a choice, I’ll take sweater weather over any other type of weather! With that in mind, I was out shopping recently and came across a group gift at The Little Bat that I hadn’t seen before. This group gift sweater was the inspiration for this look, instant ’90s nostalgia for this girl! A grunge rock anthem playing in my mind I found a lace choker from CHAIN on the Marketplace, and finished the look with a gift hairstyle by Alice Project that I picked up at Hairology.

This over-sized black sweater with plaid accents is exactly the kind of sweater I want to wear with some leggings while I curl up, have a cup of coffee, and read a book or binge watch my favorite tv show. I also think it’s totally cute with jeans and some boots. It’s the perfect “Netflix and Chill” kind of sweater. The best part its, it’s FREE at The Little Bat, just gotta join the group and wear your tag. The Little Bat group is FREE to join. With the sweater you’ll also get a color change hud that allows you to choose between a few color options to change the color of the plaid parts of the sweater.

With the plunging neckline of my sweater, and that sort of ’90s style, I wanted to wear a choker style necklace. CHAIN has this perfect pretty lace choker available for 1 linden on the Marketplace. I think the detail of this choker is beautiful. Also, it has a color change hud that will let you change the lace from black to white, and the choker has resize scripts so you can adjust the size by clicking it. I have to admit, I kinda want to wear this choker with everything!

Finally, I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Hairology is celebrating their first Anniversary round. As a bonus, most of the participating designers have FREE or dollarbie gifts out to celebrate! The hair pictured is one of two gift hairstyles from Alice Project. The Alice project gift is FREE. In their gift you’ll get two hairstyles, Kelly (shown), and Nicki II, both styles have a “winter compilation” color change hud with a generous number of options. I think just about everyone would be able to find a hair color in the hud that suited their personal style. Needless to say, you won’t want to miss out on this or the other gifts at Hairology.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Alice Project – Kelly – Winter Compilation – FREE Gift @Hairology 

Skin/Head ApplierEssences – Tony – Currently @The Liaison Collaborative

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

EarsMandala – FEMALE[MANDALA]Stretched EARS-OMIMI

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Face PiercingsGrimKitteh – ::GK:: Carbon Fiber  –  Kitteh Whisker Piercings 

Choker – CHAIN – Lacey Choker – Dollarbie on the Marketplace 

SweaterThe Little Bat – !TLB – Felicity Sweater w/ HUD – FREE Group Gift 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Diesel Works

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