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It’s Time for a Knotical Weekend Getaway

Knotical

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Friday!  I have a cute, casual outfit to share with you today.  One of the items is a Fifty Linden Friday offer, so if you want to pick it up for yourself, I’d suggest heading to the shop as soon as possible.

Feeling so Knotical

As soon as I saw the jaunty navy and white striped crop top from Valentina E., I knew it was destined for my inventory.  It has an adorable little twist in the bodice section that I had not seen before in a top.  Since it is a Fifty Linden Friday special offer, I only spent 50L for this cute little number.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body, so it fit my avatar perfectly!  Since Ripley and I had plans to visit the beach at Maison de L’amitie, the nautical stripes echoed the sea-side theme of our day.

The Weekend’s In Sight

After a crazy busy week in RL for me, I’m really looking forward to a couple of days off.  My “Weekend” mini shorts from Kitchen Sink are aptly named!  Featuring a frayed denim edge, beautifully detailed stitching, and a curve hugging fit, these shorts complemented the dark navy stripes in my top.  The best part of all was these shorts are available at the KS shop on the Marketplace for only 10L – happy dance time!  The package includes Maitreya and Omega appliers, plus a clothing layer option for classic avatars.

I hope you all enjoy some relaxing moments during the upcoming weekend.  I know not much will make me budge from this cozy hanging lounge chair – except for getting up to feed my favorite canine companion, that is.  Calm down Ripley, I won’t forget to serve your dinner. 🙂 Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store Gacha)

Necklace:  Yummy Jewelry and Accessories Shining Crystal Necklace

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Valentina E. Knotical Top FLF Navy (50L for Fifty Linden Friday)

Shorts:  Kitchen Sink Weekend Shorts (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Crete Hammock Chair (at the Maison de L’amitie sim)

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Celebrating 100

Window Seat

Hello Fabulouses!  Today Ripley and I are celebrating 100 posts with Fabulously Free in SL by curling up in front of a window in one of our favorite places – the library.  It’s the perfect spot to sit and reminisce about the past 9 months of blogging for Fab Free.   Sharing my Fabulous Finds with you, and becoming part of the Fab Free family has been such a wonderful experience.  Thank you so much for reading my posts, and for being so encouraging and positive.  I am truly blessed, and look forward to writing many more blog posts to come!

A Marketplace Find

My summery top and skirt are a recent Marketplace discovery from the BarBarella store.  Priced at only 50L, this complete outfit, called Mona, is designed to fit both standard and mesh bodies alike.  The softly worn denim skirt features a delicate embroidered pattern on the back pockets which coordinates perfectly with the creamy hue of the tank top.  Ideal for a casual day spent exploring SL, this outfit is light and sweetly feminine.  The package also includes strappy sandals, which I didn’t wear for my picture.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Jean Mini Skirt in mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for skirt
  • Strap Tank in Fitted mesh in XS, S, M, L
  • Strap Tank in mesh XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for tank
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Thank you again, dear readers, for your support and encouragement.  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 Medison

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen (includes cap)

Outfit:  BarBarella Mona Outfit (50L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low (female)

Pose: (part of window seat at the sim)

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Siren of the Sea

Siren of the Sea 2

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  After reading about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting, Ripley and I decided to give it a go.  This quest casts you in the role of a babysitter for two adventurous twins who wander off while shopping.  Your task is to try to locate the missing girls, and it seems that you are always just one step behind the troublesome duo.  During the quest, you wear a special HUD and visit 11 different stores on the sim, obtaining clues along the way.  When you successfully complete the mission, you are rewarded with 12 free gifts, one from each of the stores participating in the event, plus a bonus prize.  The only catch is that you have to complete the entire quest to receive the gifts.  It really wasn’t that hard…….we didn’t even need to rely on Ripley’s amazing nose.  The clues at each location gave pretty clear hints about where to go next.  You can pause the quest at any time, so you don’t have to complete it all in one sitting.

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Normally, I sport a pair of deep chocolate eyes, but one of the free gifts in this hunt is a pair of startlingly blue peepers from Sinful Curves.  These eyes come in mesh as well as the classic version and have 3 variations of the white part of the eye to choose from:  average, bloodshot and bright.  I think they are simply stunning, with their clear, sparkling brilliance.   The pale hue lent a mysterious air to my magical mermaid.  ♫♪ Tune ♬ ♪

Always Be Yourself, Unless You Can Be a Mermaid…Then Always Be a Mermaid

At TempT, the pupster and I explored a magical underwater shop filled with fantastic skins and all things mer.  The free prize from this watery store was a deep, emerald green tail, which set the theme of my photo.  With a realistic looking scaly texture and a sweeping tail fin, you will be ready to play the role of siren, and lure sailors with your enchanting voice and music.  Although I don’t see myself dressing often as a mermaid, this outfit was definitely a fun way to change things up!

More Prizes in Our Next Post

Ripley and I will return soon with more prizes from our adventure in babysitting.  Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  Sinful Curves Adorjan Eyes Glaucous (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Run Away Nymph Hair Blondes

Tail: TempT Quest Mesh Mer Tail (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie
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Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day
Hello Fabulouses!  I hauled in a great one today!  No, it’s not the fish (but he’s a beauty, don’t you think?)  My Fabulous Find is the best catch of all!  This adorable short set is a free group gift for members of the B&T Designs group at Bijou Couture.  My barely-there, bardot style, crop top coordinates perfectly with the patterned belt and back pockets of the Naomi shorts.  I just love the sweet rose pattern and the soft ruffles in the top and sleeves.  I’m sure to soak up plenty of the sun’s rays with my shoulders and tummy bare.  This outfit is ideal for a lazy warm spring or summer day.  You have to be a group member to reel in this charming short set, but the group is completely free to join.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Lara
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

Catch and Release

Well, I’d better pop this guy back in the water, and whistle for Ripley, who is off hunting for the perfect stick.  It’s time for us to mosey on home for the day.  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 Moirah

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

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

Hair:  Argrace Tomoe

Outfit:  Bijou Couture Naomi (free gift for B&T Designs group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (includes fish and pole) Anbee Catch Fish

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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This Pup Has Cast a Spell On Me

puppy

Hello Fabulouses!  There’s nothing like the companionship of a canine……always willing to lend a listening ear…..that tail wagging happily when you walk through the door.  I’m so thankful for my puppy pals!  Every day, they offer unconditional love, and teach me to live in the moment.

Time for a Little Side Trip

Yesterday, when I saw a group notice pop up about the new Spring Blue dress at Arcane Spellcaster, Ripley and I lived in the moment, and chose to detour over to the shop to pick up the lovely, free frock.  Featuring an ice blue top layer, and a deep, sky-blue skirt panel, this little number is packed with visual details such as the patterned, wrapped texture of the bodice panel which ends in a beaded fringe dangling down.  Its asymmetrical hemline, and slender shoulder straps emphasize your figure. In order to add Spring Blue to your inventory, you need to be a member of the Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations group, which will set you back 250L, but there are multiple gifts available, including a special 1500 member Amosa Club structure, so you get a lot of return on your investment.

As the sun goes down
Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Isis, Freya
  • Werwolf
  • Fox

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Mina Hair Suzi (available at FaMESHed)

Dress:  Arcane Spellcaster (AK Creations) Spring Blue (free group for Arcane Spellcaster group 0L/250L to join)

Necklace:  Beloved Jewelry Blue Diamond Dangle Necklace (75L on the Marketplace)

Heels:  KC Couture Joliette for Slink High Belleza (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  (with puppy)  Frozen

(standing) Lyrium

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

 
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As Sweet as Candi

sunset_008 cropped with name stampHappy Middle-of-the-Week, Fabulouses!  This weekend, when Ripley and I were finishing up our holiday jaunt to Maison de L’amitie, a notice popped across my screen that I almost missed.  Lucky for me, my hound with a nose for fashion brought it to my attention.  I’m sure glad he did!  It featured this adorable mini dress from B SASSY.  With its feminine, floral print, side slit, and thin straps, this sexy little number will help you show off all your curves.  I really like the mesh trim that lines the dip of the bodice.  Best of all, Candi is completely free for members of the B SASSY group, which you can join for free.  As you enter the store, glance to your right, and the group gift giver is located on the floor next to the Candi Dress display.

Sizes and Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L with alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

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:  Argrace Haruka

Earrings:  EarthStones Grateful Earring Ramble on Rose (75L in Bargain Loft)

Necklace:  EarthStones Grateful Necklace Ramble on Rose (75L in Bargain Loft)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Ramble on Rose (75L in Bargain Loft)

Dress:  *B SASSY* Candi Dress (free group gift for B SASSY group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Tutys

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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A Spring Day at the Shore

Spring Day at the Shore

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are enjoying our weekend get away to Maison de l’amitie!  We’ve been spending our days lazing on the beach, watching sailboats zigzag across the harbor, while seagulls circle overhead.  I could definitely get used to this!

I Like Vintage…..a Lot!

My worn and comfy vintage jeans capris today are a free gift for Third Life group members from the Red Room.  Although joining the Third Life group will set you back 10L, there are multiple gifts around the grid from a variety of designers for lucky group members, so it’s a worthwhile investment.  With a soft, faded denim that hugs every curve, rolled cuffs and a belted waistline, these pants are perfect for a casual day at the beach.  In addition to the gray-blue denim version, the capris also come with a texture change HUD for the fabric and belt, offering a range of possible combinations.  The gentle hue and frayed areas of the jeans complemented my white lace-trimmed Ivy cami from Pretty Please.  With a budget-friendly price tag of only 65L, this cute, feminine top is sure to become a summer time favorite.  I couldn’t resist scooping up the cami in several other pastel shades as well.  Together, these two vintage finds created the perfect outfit for a lovely spring day on the beach with my pal.

Sizes and Compatibility:

Capris:  Freya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, Maitreya, and Isis

Top:  Shirt and Undershirt layer for classic avatars, as well as appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Omega

There Goes the E.B.!

As the Easter Bunny completed his last minute deliveries, he paused and waved, twitching his cute little nose in our direction.  I couldn’t resist pointing him out to Ripley.  This adorable pose is perfect for alerting my pal to the E.B.’s presence, as well as for featuring the Bento hands that are part of my Maitreya Lara body.  For only 50L at the Reve Obscura Marketplace store, you’ll get the pose as well as an adorable mesh dog (in case you don’t have an ever-present canine companion like I do).  I love the way “Spring Day” reflects that special relationship between a girl and her BFF!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

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:  Magika Heartbeat

Top:  Pretty Please Ivy Cami White (65L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  [Red Room] BF Vintage Jeans (free gift for Third Life Group 0L/10L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Reve Obscura Spring Day Bento Pose (50L on The Marketplace)

Sim:  Maison de l’amitie
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Leaving It All Behind

Leave It All Behind

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  After the hectic week I’ve had in RL, it’s time for a get away in SL.  I packed all the essentials (yes, Ripley, even your goodies!), and we loaded up the car with just a few pieces of luggage.  The small one on the left is packed to the brim with Ripley snacks, which made for a very happy pup, indeed.  We filled ‘er up, and headed over to Maison de l’amitie for the holiday weekend.

Fabulous and Free

My free, strapless mini is the latest gift from Satus Inc. for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The Alisa Aviator dress hugs all your curves and ends with a slightly flared skirt just above mid-thigh length.  I like the soft sheen of the leather, and the contrast of the texture used on the sides of the bodice.  To add Alisa to your inventory for free, simply activate your Fab Free tag, teleport over to Satus Inc., then click the display.

What’s Included:

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

Aurora

Fifty Lindens for a Short Time

My loosely braided, sideswept hairstyle is available today at Wasabi Pills for only 50L as part of Fifty Linden Friday.  Aurora includes the special HUD loaded with 6 textures with roots and non-roots versions for each, plus black hair.  It includes side wisps on the left, the perfect length to frame your face.  If you’d like to add Aurora to your inventory for the extra low FLF price, be sure to pop on over to Wasabi Pills before the promo ends with the arrival of Saturday morning.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  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

Hat:  (no longer available)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Aurora (50L for Fifty Linden Friday)

Earrings and Bracelet:  Baubles! by Phe LyraBangles&Earrings

Dress:  Satus Inc. Alisa Aviator Mini Dress Blue (Fabulously Free in SL group gift 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia Heels (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (with hat) Lyrium  (without hat) aDORKable Poses

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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