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In Hindsight

FreedoveHillyHaalanSometimes all you have is hindsight

In hindsight…  This is what I should have done when the snowflakes started to fall.  I am so very jelly of the people that pack up in October and head south for the whole winter season!  Hang in there Northerners…  There are just three short months of this icy freezing mess to go (maybe four :/)!

Hopeful Visualization

As I was imagining myself getting the heck out of winter dodge, I was stylin in my new Maggie Gee Outfit by Hilly Haalan that I had just picked up at The Free Dove as a free group gift.  The Maggie Gee outfit can be worn all in one piece as a set or you can wear the jacket or skirt as separates.  Probably the most exciting news about this gift is that it comes with a 30 texture option HUD so you the fashion opportunities are endless!  The Free Dove group is free to join and as I am sure you already know from previous posts on FabFree that there is a massive amount of freebies to be had in that building.

Sizes Included:

  • Entire Outfit XXS-L Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Solo Skirt XXS-L Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • Solo Jacket XXS-L Mesh + Alpha Layer

btw…  Also in hindsight, I am so glad I took a trip down to The Free Dove, because it had been a few weeks since my last visit and there are plenty of new items!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Excuse Me
Outfit – Hilly Haalan Maggie Gee Outfit Patterns (free The Free Dove group gift / 0L / free to join)
Socks – Friday Marnie Warmers
Boots – Friday Jessica Boots
Necklace – Izzie’s Heart Letter Necklace

Pose – *!R.O!* Travel BENTO Pose w/ Mesh Suitcase (50L / marketplace)
Sim – The Last Forever

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All Dressed in Black Black Black

All Dressed in Black
We made it through Christmas Fab Free! What a fun but hectic holiday! Christmas may be over, but there’s still plenty of reasons to celebrate and have a good time. New Years Eve is coming up in just a few days. I personally always look for gold and silver sparkly things to wear for a New Years Eve party. This year I like the idea of this calf-length black dress from CHAIN and these stiletto booties from Hilly Haalan, both in black. Not only are they ultra sexy, they are FREE group gifts just in time for a party.

CHAIN

This dress. I don’t think I really need to gush about how pretty it is. Right now it is one of several FREE group gifts at CHAIN. The CHAIN in world group has a one time join fee of 100 linden.  The Sally Dress comes with a color change hud that lets you pick from black, silver, or violet. There are also 2 versions of the dress, one with the body chains as shown in the photo above, and one without.

Mesh Size Included: Maitreya Lara Only

Hilly Haalan

I wasn’t sure how these detailed ankle boots would look with the Sally dress when I picked them up as a group gift at Hilly Haalan. Honestly, I love the two together. I think you could just as easily wear these awesome shoes with a pair of fitted jeans and a swanky top. These shoes are one of three group gifts currently available at Hilly Haalan. The Hilly Haalan group is FREE to join at this time, and all the group gifts are conveniently located at the landing point.

Shoe Sizes Included: Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, N-Core, TMP

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair –  #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Head Applier –   #01 Essences [Lydia P02] – Pocket Gacha – 58L/play *Previously Blogged Here

Skin –  Essences – Pale02

Dress – CHAIN – Sally Dress – Maitreya – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join 

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

ShoesHilly Haalan – [hh] GIFT Florenza Booties – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

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

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Get This Party Started

Get This Party Started

I love holiday parties. Good food, good friends, and everything is so bright and shiny. I just wish we could get this party started.

Part of the problem could be that I’m the first to arrive. I’m not sure if I’m too early or if everyone else is just fashionably late.

Guess I’ll just stand here awkwardly with the food until someone else shows up. :-/

Black and Gold

I’m decked out tonight in a new party frock from Hilly Haalan. The sexy, strapless Kaylee Dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP

The gorgeous statement necklace I’m wearing is the latest group gift from Maxi Gossamer. Click for a menu to change the texture from gold to silver, the beads from white to black, or to resize. Matching earrings are included.

Oooh, I think I see someone… “Hey, Love! Over here, Love!!”

/me waves madly

“Oh… sorry! I thought you were someone else.” 😳

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: ARISE Enya Makeup Set (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Aurora (group gift / free to join)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lake
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: Hello Dave Dainty Doll Gold 2
Dress: Hilly Haalan Kaylee Dress (group gift / free to join)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Location: NonStop

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First Flurries of the Season

First Snow

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As the flakes of snow drifted slowly down from the gray sky, I encouraged Ripley to walk a little faster so we could make it home before the sun set completely.  It is getting dark so early now, and I wanted to be home near the crackling fire.  With his thick fur coat, he seemed blissfully unaware of the chill in the air.

All Wrapped Up

Lucky for me, I had a scarf draped around my neck to help keep me warm.  This lovely wrap is a free gift for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  It even includes a texture change HUD, which allows you to select from 10 hues.  Each option features the same paisley pattern, and you can color the fringe to coordinate or contrast with the main fabric of the scarf.  It is resizable, and comes with a regular and a “more breast” version.  To pick up this neckwear for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Hilly Haalan Fashions group tag (free to join), and tap the vendor.

It’s All About the Comfort

My long sleeved shift dress from Store Aeyres on the Marketplace is loose-fitting and cozy.  This style of frock is great for most body types, and depending on how you accessorize, it can be suitable for casual, every day wear, or dressed up for an evening out.  Priced at only 50L, the package included the garment, as well as blue and green eyes for classic avatars, a crystal ring, earrings, a vintage pendant, shoes, a face light, and a color change HUD packed with a rainbow of selections.  For my picture, I chose just to wear the frock and keep my look fairly simple, so I didn’t try out any of the extras.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP

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 Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia

Bangs:  Truth Hair Bangs Side Whispy Right

Scarf:  Hilly Haalan Gift Scart (free group gift for member of the Hilly Haalan Fashions Group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Store Aeyres Long Sleeve Shift Dress (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  North

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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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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Mask
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

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You Had Me At Pink

Pretty in Pink
Hello Fabulouses!  Today, Ripley and I wandered the grid in search of some autumn colors, and came across this lovely patch of wildflowers on the Salt Water sim.  Although they weren’t the fall foliage we were seeking, they coordinated beautifully with my new dress, so I just had to snap a photo.

Pretty in Pink

Speaking of my frock, this lovely mini is a free gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends group from Hilly Haalan.  In a deep rose hue, this sleeveless little number features sexy lacing in the front and the back.  I love the soft shimmer of the fabric and the way the skirt flares slightly to allow freedom of movement.  This dress is so sweet and feminine!  It is designed specifically for mesh avatars, and fit my Maitreya Lara body beautifully.  Best of all, since the Mesh Body Friends group has no join fee, I was able to scoop up the Estela dress completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP

I don’t know about you, but I sure am glad tomorrow is Friday!  This has been a long, busy week for me in RL, and I am looking forward to some relaxation and lazy moments this weekend.  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

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Dress:  Hilly Haalan Estela Dress (free gift for members of Mesh Body Friends Group 0L/0L to join)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Lacy Bracelet – Red Jasper (no longer available – sorry)

Shoes:  Mesh Agency Wedge Sandals “Mango”

Pose:  Grafica Poses

Sim:  Salt Water

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Anchors Away

Anchors Away

It’s a beautiful morning for sailing with a special someone. And when I got the notice for the latest Hilly Haalan group gift, I knew I’d found the perfect outfit!

Yes, I said “outfit.” This very generous gift includes:

  • Pants – sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Top – sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Shoes – sized for Slink and Maitreya high feet
  • Wristband bracelet (touch to resize)
  • Clutch purse

And just like that, I’m ready for my date! 😀

Hilly Haalan - GIFT ALIDA SET

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join, and there are tons of past gifts to pick up.

Enjoy!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Glossy Eyeshadows (March Powder Pack)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glamour Gloss Nudes (March Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Taren / with Hat
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Complete Outfit: Hilly Haalan Alida Set (group gift / free to join)
Pose: aDORKable Poses (no longer available)
Location: Fishers Island Yacht Club

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High Glam

High Glam
Hello Hello Fab Free’rs, is it really Monday already? I have no idea where the weekend went, which at one point in my life might have meant I had a really fun weekend. These days, not so much! Ha! I did have a few moments to myself to do a little shopping, because really, in a perfect world that’s what weekends would be for.

High Glam

In honor of the recently celebrated Women’s Day, Hilly Haalan put out a special FREE group gift at the shop’s landing point. I do love that we have a day to honor the women of the world. I am also of the opinion that every day is Women’s Day however. All day, e’ery day! So while I didn’t get to this gift in time for the official celebration day, I’m excited to show this cute cropped sweater just the same. The gift top comes in fitted mesh sizes for the major mesh bodies, as well as a fitmesh size for classic avatars that has a matching alpha. This is a FREE group gift. You will need to join the Hilly Haalan group, which is also FREE to join.

Pixie Fluff

If you’re wondering about this fabulously green hair, it’s at the March round of The Arcade. I’m a sucker for cute hair in general, but this style by Clawtooth was a need-to-have! The Clawtooth machine at The Arcade has 2 hairstyles, this one is called Pixie Fluff, love that, and it comes with an additional hud so you  can change the color of the little clip on the side. The Clawtooth gacha at The Arcade is 75 lindens per play.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Clawtooth: Pixie Fluff (8: Magic Pack) – 75L/play @The Arcade

Hair base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Skin – Essences – Poppy

Lipstick – Petit Chambre – (pc) Makeup *Lip Tint#03* [Catwa/6DOO]

Top – Hilly Haalan – Women’s Day Gift Sweater – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Pants –  Blueberry – Pizza

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee and Gossip

I needed a little “caffeine therapy” on this rainy (in RL) Monday morning, and I managed to grab Sheidey to join me for some lattes and girl talk. I was so happy to see that spring had sprung at of my favorite SL spots, the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe.

After gossiping about which hunts had the best gifts, and whether we thought Carson looked better in his Signature or Adam body, I had the nifty idea of snapping a selfie to share on IG. This must have been the laggiest day in SL EVER because what I thought would be a quick pic wound up taking about 20 minutes. Poor Sheidey was so sweet and patient while I fiddled with my slow-moving graphics settings, eventually taking about 3 photos before I crashed and gave up. But I definitely think this one is a keeper! 😀

Make Mine a Venti

Sheidey and I had plenty of Lindens to spend on large, expensive coffee drinks because we had saved so much on our fabulously free outfits! We’re both wearing the latest group gifts from Hilly Haalan: Sheidey in the red Evelyn Dress, and me in the pink Almila Belted Dress. Both dresses include matching shoes.

Sizes for the Almila Belted Dress include:

  • Fitmesh for Classic Avatars
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Sizes for the Evelyn Dress include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project (TMP)
  • Shoes for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP feet

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join. You can find these dresses in the group notices and at the in-world store (along with LOTS of other gifts). 🙂

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Serena is wearing (left)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Modish Leta (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Juicy Drop BENTO Applier (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Char (group gift / originally blogged by Love)
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Color Mixing Pearl Necklaces
Manicure: Hello Dave Lunachick (group gift / 59L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Almila Belted Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Moccino Selfie Friends (65L includes props)
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe 

Sheidey is wearing (right)…

Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair: DP YUMYUM*86
Eyes: Mesange Athena (free gift)
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Evelyn Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Manicure: Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (XOXO Hunt gift / blogged here by Sheidey)
Hands/Feet: Slink

 

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