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Sweet April Showers

April Showers

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  While out on our evening jaunt that I mentioned in my last post, the pupster and I decided to check out the April Showers Hunt.  I am so glad we did because over at C!L Boutique, we discovered a gorgeous gown in a lovely soft teal shade, called “rain.”  Let me tell you, this stunner is well worth the small 1L price!

Ready for Dancing in the Rain

With an empire waist and a full length skirt, this frock will have you ready for formal events.  The bodice features a whimsical spiral design which draws the eyes upward to your bare shoulders.  If the evening is chilly or April showers begin to fall, don’t worry, because the generous designer tucked a cloak and a Victorian style umbrella into the package to shield you from the elements.  I opted not to wear them for my photo, but they add a vintage appeal to the outfit.   Also included (but not worn for my picture) a sheer veil can be worn over the skirt, which is quite pretty.  With classic and mesh body versions, this dollarbie hunt prize is a perfect addition to any girl’s wardrobe.  The April Showers Hunt runs until April 30th, and offers a myriad of prizes, all for 1L.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection

Gown:  C!L Boutique Empire Mesh Gown Rain (hunt prize for the April Showers Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Lost Town La Citta’ Perduta

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Floral Cotton Party Animal

Glitzz
This is where you’ll find me on Friday night!  All curled up in the corner of the sectional nest in something super comfy binge watching Netflix!  I am such a party animal…  Oh well – at least I’ll be cute!

So Glitzy, It Has 2 ZZs!

I picked up this comfy cotton bodysuit in a floral print as a free group gift for joining the Glitzz inworld group!  This group was free to join, and there is actually a whole shelf of lingerie type group gifts to pick up.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Hourglass
  • eBody Curvy

*** Note:  There are two groups to join at Glitz – make sure you join the free group to pick up this gift, not the paid group.  Thanks Jacob for pointing that out!

Need Some Matching Floral Fingernails?

Alaskametro is participating in the Spring Flair Event and are offering up some cute floral / metallic nail appliers called Spring Fling nail art appliers for just 75L.   Includes appliers for Slink and Omega (materials), plus manicure and pedicure for Maitreya. Maitreya version includes mixed options.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Nail Appliers – Alaskametro Spring Fling Nail Art (75L @ Spring Flair)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Runaway Cinderella

Bodysuit – Glittz Cotton Bodysuit – Floral Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Leg Warmers – Friday Marnie Warmers

Pose by Lyrium
Sim – Private
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Speaking of Fae…

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Not long ago, I visited the Redeux event and showed off one of the free gifts I picked up in a post [here]. I’ve been unpacking boxes ever since. There are so many gifts that it seems I’ll be unpacking boxes for months! Luckily I managed to narrow down my findings to a few special ones to share with you. It’s not secret that I love roleplay and fantasy looks, so I was excited to put together a roleplay look for you. I helped it along with a group gift from a special store that you’ll want to pick up.

So versatile…

I stopped by Silvan Moon Designs to pick up the April Gift and discovered that the gift this month is really versatile. This little dress is a casual style that you could wear as a Boho dress if you were out-of-character, or you could doll it up with accessories to make a fae as I have done, or it has just enough of a traveler feel to create a gypsy. There are so many possibilities! The Silvan Moon Designs group has a one-time join fee of 500L, but you will get a quality gift each month to more than make up for the fee. This dress comes in sizes to fit Maitreya, Slink Original, and Slink Hourglass bodies.

Speaking of Fae…

So you know I revisited Redeux. I picked up my wings from Poet’s Heart. They are a beautiful pearlized shade of purple, draped in pearls. They include a color change hud for the pearls too! This is a free gift with your Redeux tag, and the Redeux gift is free to join.

What else?

What else did I get? I also nabbed some stone textures. A package of 18 really terrific ones to be exact. To get these, stop by the Timeless textures booth at Redeux and pick up the free gift there. You can see an example of one of the great looking textures behind me in these pictures.

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Oh and one more thing…

I LOVE this necklace by Steelhead Outfitters. It fits perfectly and is another free gift from Redeux. This is another one of those gifts that is perfect for roleplay or everyday wear either one. It also includes a color change hud that allows you to change the color of the cord and the circular pendant both separately for lots of versatility! And don’t forget that it’s free!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Dreamy
Wings – Poet’s Heart – Silvermoon Wings Quest (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Necklace – Steelhead Outfitters – Chakra Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Staff – May’s Soul – La Parca Staff RARE – old gacha item
Dress – Silvan Moon Designs – Rohanna of the Moors Dress Set Anemone (Free Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join)
Boots – The White Armory – Cheema D’ali Boots Set Brown

Background Texture – Timeless Textures – 18 Seamless Underground Light Timeless Textures Est 2/07 (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)

Sim Location – Private

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Butterfly Meadow

Butterfly Fields
Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope your week is going well.  Just like Aline in her post {here}, I would love to attend Coachella, but the closest I will get is this meadow in Second Life.   It’s not even remotely similar to a cacti-studded location, but I get my fill of the desert in real life, so it’s all good!  At least I can enjoy the meandering butterflies and spring temperatures in an adorable free shirt.

A Little Bit Boho

This white and pink peasant top from Ever An’ Angel features long, flowing sleeves, a striped midsection, and a cute column of buttons topped off  by a jaunty bow.  I love way the off-the-shoulder style allows me to soak up some sun rays, and the generous cut provdes freedom of movement.  I opted to pair the aptly named Coachella top with capris in a blush pink shade, but I could have easily created another fun look with jeans or a flowing maxi skirt instead.  This flexible piece can go from uber casual to dressy, depending on how you accessorize.  The gift package includes varieties for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Best of all, you can scoop it up as a free gift just for being a member of the Ever An’ Angel group.  There is a 100L cost to join, but this one time fee makes you eligible for this and future group gifts.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

As the sun has been setting behind me, the Pupster has started pacing back and forth.  He can only take so much of this sitting around, watching butterflies dance about.  This young whippersnapper is raring to go on his evening jaunt, so I’d better oblige.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Farryn

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Ever An’ Angel Coachella Blouse (free group gift for Ever An’ Angel group – 0L/100L to join)

Pants:  Just Because Jen Capris

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Kaleidoscope Island

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere

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Hey there Fabulouses!  It’s gotta be 5 o’clock somewhere right?  I don’t drink all that often, but on a hot summer day, I enjoy a margarita – frozen or on the rocks, no matter! If it’s really good tequila, I’ll even drink it straight ;).    I know a lot of people take offence to tequila, and  I do have a rocky relationship with it myself.  The way I see it is this…  Tequila is kind of like that bad-ass boyfriend you know is going to be detrimental for you in the end, but you put up with his beastly behavior and risk it because you are enjoying the ride.

It’s only half-past twelve but I don’t care

What inspired my fast forward into mid summer beverages on the patio, is this breezy little floral blouse I picked up at Wellmade as a free group gift!  It comes in fitmesh and several mesh body sizes as listed below and also includes a texture change HUD that allows for another print as well.  I have added the vendor ad below so that you can see them both 🙂

[WellMade] Alee Top

The Wellmade inworld group is free to join, and there are several group gifts that you can pick up once you join.

Sizes Included:

  • Fitmesh XS-L
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus
  • TMP

CHEERS!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Tattoo – Carol G Just Love Tattoo
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Carla

Shirt – Wellmade Alee Top (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Jeans – Addams Ginger Boyfriend Jeans
Bracelets – Elle Boutique Nova Bracelets

Pose LW Poses Deciphering Me
Sim – The Wash
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Easter may be over, but…

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Easter may be over but the hunts haven’t ended. All the eggs have rotted! And there are still prizes to be found in them! Thankfully, 20 stores have banded together to create….. dun dun dun! The Rotten Egg Hunt! Each store has set out up to 5 gifts on the Rotten Egg Hunt Sim where you can hunt gifts to your heart’s content. The gifts range in price from 1L to 10L and all are of very high quality. I went over there and checked it out myself before all the eggs disappeared and came away with some great prizes. Don’t worry though, you have until April 28th!

Hunting down some rotten eggs…

I spent some time unpacking my gifts and found two favorites I wanted to share with you. First was this Latex Lingerie by Kawaii. It was only 5L and you’ll get the top in a plain version (shown) or a frills version (not shown) and it’s a fatpack of 8 colors on a color change hud. You’ll also get it for a several of body types.

Available body sizes:

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Freya

The perfect tattoo

To finish off my look, hunt down the Madame Noir Secret 3 tattoo. This too was a 5L hunt egg. You’ll get a hud that includes Omega and Maitreya appliers as well as options for 75% and 50% opacity.

Happy Hunting!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Dare
Tatoo – Madame Noir – Secret 3 Tattoo (5L for the Rotten Egg Hunt)
Latex Lingerie – Kawaii – Whore + Lilly Outfit FatPack (5L for the Rotten Egg Hunt)

Sim Location – Terrademorte by Seven Days

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You Better Beleaf It

You Better Beleaf It

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead, has never watched them dancing on a windy day ~ Shira Tamir

Good afternoon Fabulous Readers! Today I am stopping by the blog on this very windy day to show off a lucky board prize that I scored at DM!  Not only is this casual country girl 2 piece set adorable, it comes with a ton of different texture options.

Try Your Luck At DM!

There are a handful of FREE lucky boards at DM that you can try your luck at, and in one of the boards you will find the Gaby Set as shown on my avatar today.  As I mentioned above, the Gaby Set comes with an extensive texture change HUD, and it actually includes 20 denim and print options for the top and skirt.  Available in the mesh body fitted sizes as listed below, I’m sure you’ll find one that will work for you!

Sizes Included:

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

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Tattoo – Carol G Just Love Tattoo

Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Tableau Vivant   Summer Play – Alize (instore gacha)

Outfit – DM Gaby Set (free / 0L / lucky board)
Boots – Friday Rosie Boots
Necklace – Z Black Store Mirela Choker (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Ring – Elle Boutique Bella

Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Netherwood
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Who Had A Great Day? THIS KID!

Who Had A Great Day? THIS KID!
Hey there Fabulouses! I hope you had a super day today. I know, it was Monday… but for a Monday – it was a pretty good day for me.  Isn’t it nice when things all come together without effort?

It All Came Together

One of the things that made my day today is this super cute long cardigan and printed tee combination that I picked up for just 1L!  You can find this comfy set in the pastel springy colours shown at Tatiko on the wall with several other 1L offers.  There is no need to even join the group, just pay the vendor 1L, and enjoy!

Sizes Included:

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

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Hair –Stealthic Cadence

Shirt w/ Long Cardigan – Tatiko Adrianna Pullover Gift (1L)
Jeans – Blueberry Grace

Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Witchwood
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Flirty Florals and Spring Ribbons

Sweet Spring

Hey there FabFree! The warm weather I have been having in my part of the real world this weekend, (and when I say warm… I mean +13 Celcius, and after the -30 we have had all winter – this feels like suntanning weather!) inspired me to put on a little spring outfit inworld.  You know me…  I always try to work something free in, and today it’s my shoes and skirt, which I will tell you about below!

Flirty Florals

The Mint Rose Flirty Skirt I am wearing today is available for free in a lucky board at Petite Mort!  You’ll need to be a member of the Petite Mort & Oubliette VIP group, however this group is currently free to join.  There are actually four boards, and you can see two of the other prizes previously blogged on FabFree [HERE].

Sizes Included:

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

Spring Ribbons

Previously on FabFree, Aline has told you all about the new group lucky boards at Empire (with a free group join) in her Fly Gal Post [HERE], and while she scored up some sweet bow flats, I won the Lavender ribbon wedges!  You can fully customize these beautiful sandals with a texture change HUD that allows for 20 different colours.  Remember, you’ll need to be in the free to join Empire group to participate in the group lucky boards, not the group with the fee.

Sizes Included:

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

A little trick:  If you have trouble finding a group joiner to pick up a group gift or participate in a group offer such as lucky boards or midnight manias, simply go into edit on the offer board or gift and click on the group it is set to to open up the profile.  It works “most times”.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Hair – Truth Scout

Shirt w/ Jacket – Tres Blah Denim Jacket (featured @ Collabor88)
Skirt – Petite Mort Mint Rose Flirty Skirt (free group lucky board / free to join)
Shoes – EMPIRE Lavender (free group lucky board / free to join)
Necklace – Cae Lovebirds Necklace

Pose by Secret Body
Sim – Private
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Inspired

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Inspired…

Kat got all dolled up for a date night out and I was inspired to do the same, though I took my own spin on things since of course Kat and I have different styles. I found a couple of hunt items at Glitzz and also stopped by Redeux, which has just opened up and will be open until the 21st, to pick up free gifts!

Getting ready…

My dress from Glitzz, which could double as lingerie, includes panties and comes in a beautiful pearlized blue color with a lace hem and neckline and pearl shoulder straps. It’s sexy al la mode for sure. It only comes in Maitreya and Hourglass, but you might be able to do some fiddling to get it to fit your body type if you tried. For the price of 1L as part of the Honey Funny Bunny Hunt, it’s worth trying it out to see if this sexy number will fit your mesh body. It fit my Maitreya body like a perfect glove.

The choker.

My choker is a diamond masterpiece set in a gold setting. There is an included hud which allows you to change the setting to silver. There are two different chokers in the gift box … an unscripted version that is simply a pretty choker/necklace, and an open collar rlv version for those who want some adult risky play. This choker is a gift from Glitzz as part of the Evil Bunny Hunt and will only cost you 1L and a little hunting time.

Final Touches.

I wanted to add a little “sexy mystery” to my look and I found it at Redeux. This is the anniversary round, so not only are there lots of 25L items, 50% off items, and low price gachas, but there are also many many amazing free gifts. I picked up this lace mask by Viki with my free to join Redeux tag. There were free gifts at every booth though, so hurry over before the event ends on April 21st!

Mask appliers available:

  • Lelutka
  • Omega

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Besom – Kendall
Mask – Viki – Gift Lace Mask (Free Group Gift/Group is free to Join/ @ Redeux)
Choker – Glitzz – Diana Choker Gold (1L for the Evil Bunny Hunt)
Dress – Glitzz – Pearl Dress Blue (1L for the Honey Funny Bunny Hunt)

Sim Location – Luanes Magical World

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