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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Stella

By Visiting The Wash Cart Sale, of Course!

That’s right, I finally got myself over to The Wash Cart Sale, and let me just say, “Wow!”

As the other FabFree bloggers have mentioned, there some great 10L deals – and even some amazing 50L deals. And since The Wash is celebrating its¬†10th Anniversary of Cart Sales, there are free gifts at nearly every cart! ūüėģ

Grand Finale

I was super excited to open the generous cart sale gift from Finale Couture. Not only do you get this super sexy dress, but you also get the matching heels and choker.

The Stella – Grey dress comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L with an alpha layer. It works for mesh bodies, as well – I’m wearing it on my Maitreya body, but since the dress runs a bit small, I had to wear a size larger than I normally do.

The shoes are sized for Slink high feet. The choker comes with a resizer built in so it fits any size. Just click to access the blue menu.

Fancy My Decor?

Many of the decor items you see here are free group gifts from Fancy Decor. You can pick up the Leaning Art, Birch Candles, Inlaid Box, and Potted Succulent — and a whole lot more! — just by joining the Fancy Decor in-world group for 250L.¬†There are so many gifts out right now that you could furnish an entire room. Plus, a new gift is set out each month!

Dutchie Furniture also has some interesting gifts set out at the landing point. One of them is the little pile of coins that you see here, but there are several others, including an empty box and a bag of trash. All are completely free, and you don’t have to join a group.

Enjoy the rest of your week! ūüôā

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Haley (72L on sale)
Dress/Shoes/Choker: Finale Couture Stella – Grey (free gift at The Wash Cart Sale)
Pose: oOo Studio Poses Silent Night (slightly modded)

Decor items…

Build: HAIKEI Outdoor Open House
Console: DIGS Safi Console
Large Plant: What Next Rubber Tree
Candle: Fancy Decor Birch Candles (group gift / 250L to join)
Paintings: Fancy Decor Leaning Art (group gift / 250L to join)
Box: Fancy Decor Inlaid Box (group gift / 250L to join)
Small Plant: Fancy Decor Potted Succulent (group gift / 250L to join)
Coins: Dutchie Furniture Euro Coins (free gift / 0L)
Rug: Sway’s Kaden Rug Natural

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Cat Nap

Black Cat Nap

Happy weekend (almost), fabulous readers!

This week at work has been so busy and exhausting. I thought I would just relax on this bench for a bit and take a quick cat nap. I just wish that cat would stop staring at me! I mean, I’m really not spooked by black cats crossing my path, but it IS Friday the 13th, and one really can’t be too careful.¬†ūüźĪ

Casual and Comfortable

I love comfy fall clothes, and this casual, off-the-shoulder sweater dress from Rir Life is no exception. The¬†Long Sleeve Halloween Dress¬†is sized to fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies, but there is also an alpha in the folder so it can be worn by classic avatars. The texturing is nicely done, and there’s a sinister-looking Jack O’Lantern face on the front.

To pick up this gift, head over to the Rir Life mainstore and join the Teleport Hub in-world group (10L join fee).

Put a Bow On It

To accessorize, I added a pretty bow choker. The Ribbon Choker is the latest (I think) group gift from The Little Bat. It is unrigged (meaning you can move it around), and the bow comes in 6 different metallic colors: blue, gold, green, pink, red, and silver (which I’m wearing). Click anywhere on the choker to bring up a resize menu.

Getting Hair-y

I popped into Elikatira last weekend to pick up the Fifty Linden Friday sale item, and guess what I found out? There’s a HUGE clearance sale going on, with EVERYTHING priced at least 75% off! I picked up this sultry Olivia hairdo for just 72L if you can believe that. Fatpacks are on sale for 375L.

I don’t know how much longer the sale will last, so I strongly suggest that you don’t wait too long. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some really wonderful hairstyles¬†at a terrific price! ūüėÄ

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Olivia (72L on sale)
Choker: The Little Bat Ribbon Choker (group gift / 0L to join)
Sweater: Rir Life Long Sleeve Halloween Dress (Teleport Hub group gift / 10L to join)
Pants: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Shoes: fri.day Theo Boots
Cat: Fashionably Dead Posed Cats #11 Sitting (50L gacha)
Pose: PD Park Bench (prop on sim)
Location: Luane’s World Romantic Sim

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Ghost Hunter

Ghost Hunter

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello fabulous readers! The weekend is almost here, and I am sooo glad!

SL Halloween season is in full-swing, so I decided to take a break from RL work to do a little hunting. But boy, I had no idea what I was getting myself into!

An Easy Find

Thankfully, my first find didn’t require much any hunting at all. I just popped into the store and grabbed it, and you can too! Just head over to¬†S@BBiA¬†and join the FREE in-world group to snap up this festive outfit.

The Halloween Gift includes the SleeveRibbon Dress, which is a one-size-fits-all mesh dress with an alpha layer. The pumpkin-orange booties are included and are sized for Maitreya and Slink medium/mid feet. They even come with a texture-change HUD to change the socks from purple and black to white and black or remove them completely.

Level of Difficulty = 11

And now for something completely different!

One of my favorite nail designers, Hello Dave, is holding a HUGE hunt on the Moochie sim. My hunting gear – the flashlight and cute bag – are both from the Halloween Hunt 2017 information kit. To get yours, head over to the Hello Dave main store and click the sign. You don’t even have to be a member of the in-world group to participate.

The information folder includes:

  • a flashlight
  • 8 different trick-or-treat bags
  • a map of Moochie so you won’t get lost like I did
  • a notecard list of all the hunt items you must find
  • a clickable HUD to help you keep track of your finds

I’ve done some difficult hunts in my day, but wow, this one is hard! There are 42 different items to find (yes, you read that right), and don’t even bother trying to cheat with an area search because the hunt items have all been renamed. Some are easy to find, and some are… well, let’s just say, after 4 days, I’m still looking for them. :-/

If you hang in there and find all the hunt items, you will receive some awesome prizes:

  1. 20 Exclusive Hello Dave nail palettes, compatible with Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Vista, Belleza, and Empire.
  2. 500L store credit to spend at Hello Dave.
  3. Your name, immortalized on the blood board of WINNERS for all to see.

Since I haven’t found all 42 hunt items yet, I can’t show you any of the prizes. But I wanted to make you aware of this hunt so you can get an early start. Trust me, you’ll need it!

One piece of advice: make sure you allow plenty of time for everything to completely rez. I found that each time I went back to the sim, new items showed up, and I was able to find more.

Hello Dave Halloween Hunt 2017

Even if you don’t finish the hunt, the Halloween-themed Moochie sim is a lot of fun to explore and enjoy (although, a bit laggy at times), with plenty of scenic spots for photos.

On a side note: Hello Dave is also participating in the “SL’s Top Haunted Places Hunt,” so be on the lookout for a little gift box that you just might stumble across without trying (I did!). You can grab an info notecard in the store, and there’s a hint-giver at the Halloween Hunt landing spot.

Happy (haunted) hunting!¬† ūüėą

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia (featured at Kustom9)
Body: Slink Physique
Hair/Hat: Wasabi Pills Malin (100L on sale)
Dress & Shoes: S@BBiA Halloween Gift (group gift / free to join)
Tights: Izzie’s¬†Sheer Tights Applier
Flashlight & Bag: Hello Dave Halloween Hunt 2017 Kit (free gift / 0L)
Pose: ILAYA Anastasia
Location: All Hallows at Moochie

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Sweater Weather

Dog Days

Sweater Weather is Here and I Love It

Fall has officially arrived, and it seems like the weather has changed overnight. I’ll miss the warm summer days, but there’s just something exciting about crisp, cool autumn air and the changing colors of the leaves.

I picked up this shirt and sweater combo from Loordes of London as part of the I Love School Hunt. Though it’s actually meant to be worn as a dress, I decided that it was a bit too chilly out here, so I added a pair of jeans. The SL Retro Look top comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L, as well as for Belleza mesh bodies.

The I Love School Hunt ends on September 30th, and all items are 1L.

I think it’s time for us to head inside for some hot chocolate.

Happy hunting! ‚̧

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Nadia
Shirt/Sweater: Loordes of London The SL Retro Look (1L / I Love School Hunt)
Pants: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Shoes: REIGN September Sneakers
Dog: JIAN ‘dorable¬†Danes 9 Fawn Wander Pup (75L gacha¬†@ The Arcade)
Pose: [tmk] 2tone skoota Рblue (prop on sim)
Location: Luane’s World Romantic Sim

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Zombie Hunter

Zombie Hunter

To get myself into the mood for Halloween, I decided to grab my crossbow and head over to Dystopia in search of zombies. Unfortunately, my car broke down, so it looks like I’ll be staying for a while.

Hang on, I think I see something moving behind that big pile of trash…

(For the record, there don’t appear to be any zombies at Dystopia. But if you’re looking for a well-designed, post-apocalyptic sim, you should definitely pay it a visit.)

The Outfit

What inspired my look today was the September group gift from Ghee. I’ve seen it styled a number of different ways on Flickr, but for some reason, when I put it on, I felt all Sarah Conner from The Terminator. All I had to do was add a weapon, and I was a bad@$$ zombie hunter!¬†ūüėé

The VIP 09/17 GIFT from Ghee is a complete outfit that includes the cargo pants, tank top, and boots. The ribbed tank comes with a texture-change HUD with 6 different colors — black, yellow, orange, blue, pink, and the beige color I’m wearing — so you could definitely wear the tank as part of another outfit.

Sizes for the pants and top include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

The boots are “one size fits all.” Just remember to remove your mesh feet first.

The Accessories

I shopped around quite a bit to find the perfect accessories for my look:

  • Hair – I picked up the Rossella Hair by Tableau Vivant at The Arcade for 50L. I love this “roots” version because everyone knows zombie hunters don’t have time to dye their hair, right?
  • Sunglasses – These super cool DESTRUCTINATOR glasses by TBF are available¬†on the Marketplace for 10L. There’s no resizer, but you can edit > stretch to change the size.
  • Necklace – Another gacha, this time by Dahlia at The Imaginarium for 50L. Click for a resizer menu.
  • Bracelet – An oldie, but a goodie, by Eli Rae’s Tinkering, available for 5L on the Marketplace. There’s no resizer, and you can’t stretch either, so the size is what it is. Originally shown 4 years ago by Caresia Adored, some SL items just never go out of style. ūüôā

The Weapon

No zombie hunter would be complete without a weapon, of course. I selected this scary crossbow by Blackburns, which I found on the Marketplace for 29L. It comes with a wearable version that hooks onto your back (without any straps, which I thought looked a bit odd), as well as the

It comes with a wearable version that hooks onto your back (without any straps, which I thought looked a bit odd), as well as the posed version that I’m showing here, which¬†actually shoots. Oh, and it includes an arrow that you can wear in your head, if you like.

Sadly, I didn’t find any actual zombies to shoot at in Dystopia. But I did have fun firing at the trees on my sim, which scared the daylights out of my dogs. ūüėõ

Happy hunting, folks!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Dirt: Izzie’s Face & Body Dirt Applier
Hair: Tableau Vivant Rossella (50L gacha @ The Arcade)
Sunglasses: The Black Forest The Destructinator (10L)
Necklace: Dahlia Darcy Cross Necklace Red/Gold RARE (50L gacha @ The Imaginarium)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Bracelet:¬†Eli Rae’s Tinkering Mesh Black/Tan Bracelet (5L)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Complete Outfit: Ghee VIP 09/17 GIFT (group gift / 500L to join)
Backpack: DRD Wasteland Backpack
Crossbow & Pose: Blackburns Zombie Hunter Mesh Crossbow Set (29L)
Location: Dystopia

 

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A Moment to Reflect

A Moment to Reflect

Hello, fab readers! So much is going on in the world right now that I needed a moment to sit and reflect. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who are in the path of Hurricane Irma right now, and to those of you who are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. I have family in Florida, so we are anxiously waiting and watching the storm’s progress.

A new group and a new gift

My¬†adorable shirt is the latest group gift from Fashionably Dead. The Cropped Collar Tank is sized for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, and includes a HUD with a fatpack¬†of 4 different patterns for each. I’m wearing the one on the bottom right, which is actually quite a bit bluer than it appears¬†in the HUD.

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Fashionably Dead has a new in-world group which is currently free to join but will cost 100L after September 25th. They also have a new mainstore on the Lula sim, so be sure to update your landmarks!

Stay safe out there! ‚̧

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Milena
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tram F1124
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Shirt: Fashionably Dead Cropped Collar Tank (group gift / free to join until 9/25)
Shorts: Pixicat Tova Shorts
Pose: GOOSE Cartwheel Bench
Location: Nieve

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Think Pink

Think Pink

Hello, Fab Readers! ūüôā

I know I’ve mentioned many times before that I LOVE pink. So when I saw the sexy, pink group gift out from Nessmarket, I hurried over to grab it! The Lyrical top and skirt are sized for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. But you’ll need to hurry if you want this gift because there are only a limited number available – at the time of¬†writing this post, there were only 110 left!

My pretty floral tattoo is a 1L Marketplace gift from La Femme. It’s called Tree of Life because there is a beautiful tree of life symbol on the back. I neglected to take a photo of the back, but you can see what it looks like by visiting the Marketplace link.

Speaking of pink, it looks like I’ve been photobombed by a flamingo!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Body: Maitreya Lara
Tattoo: La Femme Tattoo Tree of Life (1L)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tori
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: Nessmarket Lyrical (group gift / free to join / limited number)
Pose: !bang poses
Location: Amagansett at Shagwong Cove Resort

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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! ūüėÄ

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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Take Me Home Country Roads

Take Me Home Country Roads

Hello, Fab Readers! Just a quick post to share the newest group gift from COCO DESIGNS. The Denim Jumpsuit has a pocket¬†on each side, some nice detail stitching, and a really sexy cutout in the back. There is also a dark blue denim¬†version in the box if you prefer your denim a bit newer looking. ūüôā

Sizes include:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

The COCO group is free to join, and there are TONS of past group gifts still out for you to pick up.

Enjoy!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tori (group gift / 350L to join / originally shown HERE by Kat)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Outfit: *COCO* Denim Jumpsuit (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Edie Sandals (featured @ Kustom9)
Pose: Q Poses (pose prop on sim)
Location: The Mill

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What Does’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Makes You Stronger

Happy weekend, fabulous readers — I hope you all are having a wonderful, relaxing summer! I’m still around and so happy to be back on the blog! I spent most of July sick in bed with a nasty respiratory infection, but I’m much better now (I hope) and glad to be back on my feet. With Carson sick too, this sure hasn’t been a good summer for the health of Fab Free bloggers!¬†:/

I’ve got a couple of things to show you today, starting with this sexy dress from I. M. Collection. Annette comes in Fitmesh sizes S-L, as well as for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. This one is a group gift, but if blue is not your color, there are some lovely versions in pink and gray for just 100L.

Makes You Stronger

Izzie’s put out these gorgeous eye appliers for the July VIP group gift. They come in 9 different colors and include mesh eyes with a HUD, as well as appliers for Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega eyes.

I should point out that my nails are also a group gift from Hello Dave. 6 colors are included, with appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega hands.

One more thing: Fri.day is having a Summer Flash Sale this weekend until August 6th at 11 p.m. SLT, and lots of sandals will be on sale for just 50L! Not the ones I’m wearing here, unfortunately, but if you like them, you can pick them up at the current round of Uber. ūüôā

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Glam Affair Milena (featured @ Ultra)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Eyes Applier: Izzie’s Yonder Eyes Fantasy (group gift / 250L to join)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Necklace: Izzie’s Layered Necklace Gacha #B4 (50L gacha)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dariela
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Nails Applier: Hello Dave Sunrise Sunset (group gift / 100L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: I.M. Collection Annette (group gift / 50L join)
Shoes: fri.day Tania Sandals (featured @ Uber)
Pose #1: Artis Wall Posing Prop
Pose #2: InDiGo
Location: Comhar Free Public Photo Studio

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