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Twas the Night Before Christmas…

Not a Creature Was Stirring...

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; or an adorable puppy. I’ve been enjoying all the Christmas things this year, and the latest group gift at JIAN is among my favorites. The side table complete with cocoa, cookies, and not one, not two, but three adorable puppies is just more than I can resist. It also goes quite well with the Reindeer Games Hunt prize at Park Place. I love the details of this arm chair with the holiday pillow and draped blanket. It looks like the perfect spot to curl up for a long winter nap. For more info about each of these fantastic finds keep reading. As always, there is a full list of credits and links at the end. Happy Holidays!

JIAN

As I mentioned above, this side table with the cookies and cocoa, candle, books, glasses, and even the sweet sleeping puppies is a free group gift at JIAN. This gift is highly detailed and has a touch menu that lets you pick from different textures for the puppies, colors for the blanket they are snuggled up on, and change the lighting effect of the candle. The JIAN group also happens to be free to join at this time.

Park Place

Park Place is participating in the Reindeer Games Hunt happening now. The RGH is a dollarbie hunt with a twist. If you don’t feel like hunting, no problem! The hunt prize is also for sale along side the hunt poster at the participating store for 25 linden. Otherwise, if you’re up for the challenge you can hunt the prize and pay just 1 linden for it once you’ve found it. The prize at Park Place is this nicely crafted arm chair. It includes several male and female sit poses, along with several PG couples poses. Don’t miss this great dollarbie, the hunt ends December 31st.

Hint “Think I’ll just sit at my desk and finish my letter to Santa.”

Here are the Credits:

Chair – [Park Place] Holiday Warmth Wing Chair w/Blanket – PG – 1L RGH Prize (or pay 25L at hunt sign)
Table & Puppies – JIAN Holiday Treats Side Table – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Christmas Tree – JIAN Christmas Tree 2017 Decorated
Rug – Petite Mort – Bungalow Navajo Rug (from the Modern Bungalow Gacha Set)
Backdrop – ChiMia:: Marais Apartment (Gilded Black) – Recent Saturday Sale Item


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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Jolly Christmas

In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, one of my favorite things is decorating outdoors. There’s something magical about all the lights and colorful décor. That being said, when you’re not exactly tall, the right shoes can be a big help when hanging lights and wreathes. These shoes by Utopia are perfect for hanging lights, and reaching the top of the Christmas tree. They also happen to be one of the many free gifts out at FaMESHed. I also happen to think they look quite well with the FaMESHed group gift sweater by RIOT. Keep reading for details about each of these gifts that helped create this festive holiday look.

Utopia

These boots. The moment I saw them I thought ooo these look like super hero boots! And I mean that in the most endearing way. I love them, and could only ever pull them off here in Second Life. They are Utopia’s free gift at FaMESHed. To get your copy you’ll need to be in the free-to-join FaMESHed event group. Then click the giftbox outside the Utopia booth at FaMESHed while wearing your group tag.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique)

RIOT

RIOT also has a FaMESHed group gift out, which is of course free. The RIOT gift is really 2 gifts however, in that there is a Jane sweater for the ladies, and Jasper sweater for the gentlemen. Both sweaters come in red or green with several size choices. Don’t forget your FaMESHed group tag.

Women’s Sizes (Jane Sweater): Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis), Legacy, Slink Hourglass
Men’s Sizes (Jasper Sweater): Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Legacy

Here’s What I Have On:

Hair – Lamb – Fox
Head – Catwa Koura
Skin – YS&YS – Kitty
Sweater – Riot – Jane & Jasper Sweaters – Free FaMESHed Group Gift/Group is Free to Join – @FaMESHed 
Jeans – Vinyl – Sheeran Boyfriend Jeans
Shoes – Utopia – Tera-Xmas Free FaMESHed Group Gift/Group is Free to Join – @FaMESHed

Pose w/Candy Canes – .::Hazeel::. Candy canes ~Bento Pose~ – Currently @Pose Fair Winter Holiday
Christmas Tree – JIAN – Christmas Tree 2017 Bare
Hound – Boudoir – Merry Christmas Dog Sign
Holiday Doughnuts – Andika – Happy Holidays Sweets Set (part of) – Recently @Uber
Wreath – Yay and Stuff – Wreath – Black 

Photo taken at River Forge Valley


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Once Upon a Time at The Cart Sale

Once Upon a Time

Hello Fab Free, have you been bargain hunting at The Cart Sale yet? I am here with a few feral felines and some cake to tell you that you need to go check out The Cart Sale before it is too late. This round ends November 22nd. My fantastic, fabulous, frugal find just so happens to be the matching chair and loveseat pair photographed above. This set comes from the EC Designs booth at The Cart Sale. It has single and couples poses, and comes in multiple colors. Each color is sold separately at just 10 linden per color.

Here are the Details:

Chair & Loveseat – EC Desgins – Sophisticate Loveseat/Chair – Black – 10L @The Cart Sale
Table – Petite Mort – Summer Gazebo Coffee Table – Past Event Gacha
Food – Andika – Kazuri Sweets & Dispenser Set – *previously at Baroque
Cats – JIAN Forest Cat Collection
Photo taken at Authors Point


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Checkmate

Checkmate

Hello Fab Free, I hope all of you whom experience changing the clocks back are surviving the adjustment. It can be wild how much difference just one hour makes. As for me, I found myself indulging in the latest group gift at MINIMAL, and enjoying the furniture and décor set Petite Mort has at Gacha Garden. Retail therapy really can help, even with the grogginess of a post time change haze. That’s my story anyway. Keep reading for all the “wheres” and “hows” or scroll to the end for the full credits. Thanks Fab Free’rs!

MINIMAL 

I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with this new group gift backdrop by MINIMAL. It has a sea-side villa vibe that sets it apart from a lot of the similar backdrops I’ve seen. It also sits high off the ground which gives it the feel of being part of some ancient hilltop villa. To get your copy of this beautiful backdrop you’ll need to join the MINIMAL group. There is a one time join fee of 50 linden.

MINIMAL - November Group Gift

Petite Mort 

I can’t get enough of these gacha furniture and décor sets by Petite Mort. This gorgeous highly detailed blue and gold set with the swan details is just 50 linden per play at Gacha Garden. The full set includes 9 commons, and 2 rares, as well as a Gacha Garden exclusive which is awarded after 20 plays/pulls.

Petite Mort- Cygnus Gacha Set

Full Credits: 

Furniture & Décor – Petite Mort – Cynus Set – 50L/play @Gacha Garden

  • Stack of Paintings
  • Swan Planter
  • Velvet Drapes – Blue
  • Velvet Drapes – Gold (not shown) 
  • Marble Accent Table
  • Marble Side Table (not shown)
  • Swan Chair Rare – Blue
  • Swan Chair Rare – Gold
  • Gold Baroque Mirror
  • Chess Set
  • Grand Chandelier (not shown)
  • Candelabra – Exclusive (Awarded After 20 pulls)

Cat – JIAN Ragdoll Cat Collection
Dog – JIAN Boston Terrier Companion & Wanderer
Backdrop – MINIMAL – November Group Gift – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

 


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Ebony and Ivory

Let's Be Friends

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I had such good luck when we checked out the trail of the Dark and Brooding Hunt that we decided to keep searching to see what other Fabulous Finds we could unearth.  Over at The Sissy Bar, we discovered another gorgeous hunt prize for just 1 Linden Dollar.

From the Dark into the Light

This sophisticated, strapless gown will have you ready for an evening on the town.  Its slimming black fabric features a subtle floral texture and a criss cross design to emphasis your waistline.  The full length skirt section drapes to the floor where it flares slightly for ease of movement.  It is simple yet elegant and allows your beauty to take center stage.  With versions for classic as well as multiple mesh body types, there is something for everyone in this dollarbie hunt prize.  All you have to do is locate the collection of pillar candles hidden somewhere in the shop.  In case you get stuck, there is a hint giver in the store on the hunt poster.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • TMP

Until our next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Labyrinth (available at Anthem)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Jewelry:  La Forgia Jewels Mia Set (20L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  The Sissy Bar Dark and Brooding Gown (prize in the Dark and Brooding Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Angelhaven

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Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.  It might look like Ripley and I are feeling all dark and brooding, but actually we enjoyed a bright sunny day in RL.  We’re here to share a couple of Fabulous Finds with you that we think you’ll really enjoy.

I’m Feeling a Bit Sassy…

It must be this new free Black Dress that I picked up over at the Sass store.  With a plunging neckline and two peek-a-boo slits in the skirt, it certainly is a flirty little number.  I love the way this frock hugs your curves and leaves your back tantalizingly bare.  You can’t really see them from my photo, but there are 3 little buttons that gleam in the light which add visual interest to the bodice.  The black and gray striped skirt section and over all dark color scheme made me think of a spooky, mysterious vibe, so Ripley and I decided to visit an eerie forest for our photo.  Although the weather might be getting more nippy outside, fortunately in SL, I don’t need to worry about catching a chill in this saucy mini dress. To pick up a copy for your SL wardrobe, you need to be a member of the Sass group, and there is a small 10 Linden dollar join fee, but I think this dress is well worth the investment!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass

These Boots

As much as I love my new dress, I *adore* the Petra Boots from Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes that I am wearing!  With a high heel design, detailed lacing and silver accents, these boots are great to wear with a dressier outfit, but also flexible enough to coordinate with a more casual style.  The white stitching really pops against the black leather background.  The folder includes versions for classic avatars (with a shoe base, alpha layer and a handy resizer for the perfect fit) as well as for Maitreya and Slink Hourglass.  All I had to do to add this versatile pair of footwear to my closet was to locate the collection of pillar candles hidden in the shop (and by *I*, I meant Ripley), pay the teensy 1L price and scurry home to try them on.  The Dark and Brooding Hunt runs until September 30th and features a gothic, vampire theme, which is perfect for the upcoming Halloween holiday.

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Elixir
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Necklace:  EarthStones Black Cat Necklace
Dress:  Sass Black Dress (free gift for members of the Sass group – 0L/10L to join)
Boots:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Petra Boots (prize in the Dark and Brooding Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Fae Forest

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Pour Toujours L’ete

The One

Hello there Fabulouses!  This little birdie told Ripley and I about a free group gift from Pour Toujours.  When we arrived at the shop, we were pleasantly surprised to find not one, but five gifts for various groups on display.  This super sweet crop top is my absolute favorite out of all the goodies on the wall.

Forever Summer

Although we might be saying good bye to the carefree days of summer in real life, in Second Life, you can make your own seasons.  That being said, I was happy to discover a warm weather shirt which is sure to become a wardrobe fave of mine.  The Trexy top features an intricately fringed, cropped hem as well as a neckline that dips daringly low.  Although I opted for a bobbed hairstyle, you might want to wear long locks for extra coverage of the girls in front.  It’s kind of difficult to see in my photo, but this shirt has an asymmetrical style with one slitted, half sleeve on the left and a sleeveless tank style arm on the right, which lends the outfit a funky, free flowing vibe.  The folder includes a texture change HUD with three color options – white, red and black.  To add this flirty little number to your SL closet, you need to be a member of the SL Frees and Offers Group, but since there is no fee to join, you can scoop up this gift completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Fabia Mesh Hair Lilak (1L on the Marketplace)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Pour Toujours Trexy Top (free gift for SL Frees & Offers Group – 0L/0L to join)
Shorts:  Sugarplum Boutique Babe Shorts (25 L on the Marketplace)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock (includes feathered friend)
Sim:  Fae Forest

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I Can Smell Autumn Dancing on the Breeze

I Can Smell Autumn Dancing on the Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are as ready as I am for some fall colors.  Today, Ripley and I are bringing you a little slice of fall foliage as we share a couple of budget friendly Fabulous Finds.  I hope you like them!  Before I get into the details, if you are looking for a beautifully decorated autumn landscape, I’d highly recommend a visit to the Cherishville sim.  The puster and I really enjoyed the oranges, browns and other fall colors when we were there. They provided a wonderful contrast for the dark hues of my outfit.

A Great Hat Speaks for Itself

First up, my cheeky cap is a gift from the Inventory Trends store.  With a darling bow and just enough of a brim to shield your eyes from the sun, the Velma hat adds a functional and cute finishing touch to my ensemble.  Best of all, I picked it up for free, just by being a member of the Third Life Group.  The group has no join fee, so I didn’t have to pay a single Linden dollar for my newest fashion accessory.  Although the hat cannot be resized, I was able to move it around on my head and I resized my hair underneath to get the fit I was looking for.  The thoughtful designer tucked a HUD inside with three texture options so you can coordinate with different color schemes.  In addition to the black I am sporting, you could also choose red or a dark brown.  While you’re in the shop, you might want to try picking up one of the fourteen other gifts set out on the wall for members of various groups.  I’ve included a close up photo below so you can get a better look at Velma.

Velma

There’s Something Sexy…

about a girl with an attitude and a pair of leather pants.  The mesh black leather pants from the Bang Bang shop on the Marketplace pick up where Velma left off in the attitude department.  With a soft sheen, zippered pockets and a skin tight fit, you will feel super skinny, sexy and toasty warm when you wear this wardrobe essential.  No chilly autumn breeze will work its way through these pants!  Best of all, with a price tag of a mere 10 Linden dollars, you’ll hardly notice the difference in your bank account balance after your purchase. The folder includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars, so there is something for everyone tucked inside.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatiblity:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Opale Polly Hair
Hat:  Inventory Trends Velma Hat (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/0L to join)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  adorsy Chloe Top in Black
Pants:  Bang Bang Mesh Black Leather Pants – Skinny (10L on the Marketplace)
Shoes:  TonkTastic 50’s Jump Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Cherishville

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Someday….

Someday

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope your week is off to a fantastic start.  Ripley and I paid a visit to one of our favorite shops today and picked up this lovely belted frock in a vibrant color (which happens to be my go-to shade to wear).  Best of all, it was completely free!

A Quiet Country Walk With My Pal

With its long skirt and sleeves, and high neckline, the Frill Sleeve Pleated Dress from S@bbia had me thinking of leisurely walks enjoying the crisp autumn air.  Since it has been over 110 degrees around my neck of the woods lately, I really, really am longing for the respite of fall!  Someday soon, it will come, right?  I just love the diamond patterned, lace texture on the fabric of this sweet dress and the way the belt is loosely knotted around my waistline.  My first thought for how to style it was to make my outfit a little bit country with cowgirl boots and a hat, but I spotted these cute Asymmetric Sandals in S@bbia, and decided to opt for slightly dressier instead.  Either way you go, this frock creates a charming look.  The folder includes just one size as well as an alpha layer for classic avatars, but I think it will work well with various mesh body types.  To add this versatile dress to your inventory, you need to be a member of the S@bbia group, but since there is no join fee, you can pick up a copy without spending a single Linden dollar!  While you are at the store, you can try your luck on the Guess and Win board and check to see if your letter appears on one of the Lucky Boards.  If you bring along your own good luck charm, you just might walk away with more than one addition to your wardrobe.  I know I did 🙂

What’s Included:

  • Mesh Dress (one size)
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Dress:  S@bbia Frill Sleeve Pleated Dress (free gift for members of the S@bbia group – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  S@bbia Asymmetric Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Farron Broken

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It’s Only Us

Fenceline

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your week is going well.  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share a darling outfit that I picked up as a free group gift.  With a floral crop top and sleek shorts, this outfit will have you ready for a weekend adventure, without putting even so much as a tiny dent in your budget.

Pretty Floral Print

Lalie from WellMade has lots of fine details such as the semi transparent generous cuffs, the ruffled edge on the hem and coordinating ties dangling down on the sides of the shorts.  While I opted for a grayish botanical print and black shorts, with the enclosed HUD, you have three other options for the top and bottom that you can switch up and combine to your heart’s content.  Since each piece is worn separately, you can mix and match with other items already in your inventory for added versatility.  Best of all, since the WellMade group has no join fee, you can add this summery number to your inventory completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Tinsley
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Gray
Outfit:  WellMade Lalie Outfit (free gift for members of the WellMade group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Quarter Isle

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