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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on sunshine

Just a little bit out of practice.

Gotta admit, this holiday season has left me a little rusty when it comes to rooting out those bargains. For a while I had contemplated on training my new polar bear cub (he still needs a name) in the fine art of sniffing out great deals a la Ripley but after fifteen minutes of watching him attempt to dig out the carpet, the thought of turning him loose in a store became a Very Bad Idea. Thankfully, I soon remembered a safer alternative and was soon turning to the Second Life Marketplace. Personally, I’ve always found the Marketplace easy to navigate (no lag or misbehaving polar bears a bonus!) ending this most recent jaunt with a cart loaded with goodies.

Stepping into the sunshine.

One of the things picked up was this free sweater dress from Tuty’s. I guess I was in the mood for something simple as I immediately fell in love with the sleek cut of this dress. With the weather being so odd lately, I didn’t want to chance catching a flu and so appreciated this snug long-sleeved dress and it’s comfortable jersey material even more. The sweater dress comes with a boat load of sizes including the five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL) as well as alternate sizes for avvies with smaller chests or curvier bodies. If you’re still worried about the sizing there’s also a nifty alpha layer provided to stop bits from poking through. To sweeten the pot, the sweater dress also comes with a hud that allows you to switch between fourteen different colors. I spent way too long trying to decide on which color to showcase but settled on orange because it’s been too drab and dreary on my little plot of Second Life recently. Snow is all well and good but I think I’m well and truly ready for Spring and the sunshine.

Unusual headgear.

I’ve been in a bit of a headgear kick recently. Beanies and caps mostly as sunhats will have to wait (grrr) but in the virtual world, I would be remiss not to stretch this theme out to the more unusual. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen horns sold on the marketplace but when I saw these on offer at Ninety I snapped them up right away. For just 1L, you’ll not only get a great set of horns but also a hud that controls the colors of each flower on the ring of flowers at the base of each horn. There are eight colors to choose from so go crazy experimenting with all the different combinations that are possible. The flowers really remind me of Spring and I just can’t wait for the season to get here already! The hud provided also lets you control the color metals on the horns (choice of gold or silver) and there is also an easy to use resize script so that you can customize your horns to your heart’s content. And that’s a wrap for my Marketplace shopping adventures. The January work rush has certainly left me floored as it’s been busier than I’ve previously anticipated (-shakes a stick at RL-) but hopefully, I’ll be able to recover some of my freebie game soon. Catch you on the flip side guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (Past Women Only 2 Hunt prize)
Hair – PB Designs Iris
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L)
Horns – Ninety Horns Gift (1L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Tuty’s Mesh Sweater Dress (0L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – MO0H! Nikita boots (Past Designer Circle Gift)
Manicure – La Boheme Diti Gold (Previous offering @ The Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Poppycock

 

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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In Denial

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We don’t want to talk about it…. ACHOOO! we’re NOT sick!

A sick day for two

If you are finding yourself in need of some night wear / sick day wear, be sure to check out the Orange*Pekoe Marketplace Store for my ensemble today.  As I have previously mentioned on FabFree before, Orange Pekoe usually releases an “orange pekoe” coloured wearable demo of their newly released items, so you can get this colour for free or just a few lindens in most of their designs.

My outfit today consists of the Bathrobe With Nightgown Set, which comes with the nightie, robe, slippers and mask as shown!  The mask comes in two versions actually – one over the eyes and one over the forehead.  I let my pup wear the spare.  This entire set is available for just 5L!

Now if you will excuse us…  we are going back to bed!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Truth Betsy
Nightie, Robe, Slippers & Mask – Orange*Pekoe Bathrobe With Nightgown Demo (5L – wearable demo! / marketplace)
Pose by LW Poses
Sofa – Scarlet Creative Single Amelie Sofa (50L / instore gacha)
Sick Accessories – Second Spaces Sick Day Accessory Set (marketplace)

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A Silver Vision

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Fishing for my own silver.

I saw that Love was fishing for silver and got silver envy. In her post here she showed you one of the great gifts you can currently get from Sn@tch if you go 7 Seas fishing with your fishing pole for the New Years Grab Bag (hurry you still have a little bit of time, but not much). And it got me hankering for some silver of my own!

It all started with bubbles.

It all started with some bubbles. Actually #bubbles the store. I saw their advertisement for their January group gift and really fell in love with the unique split front top. The group is free to join, making the gift free as well. It is in a lovely grey shade with black crochet detailing along the split seam.

Sizes it comes in:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

Shoes too!

I also snagged a deal on some silver shoes for just 1L at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes… and I love that these shoes are so versatile because not only do they fit slink feet, but the package includes shoes to fit regular system feet and Maitreya feet as well. So I didn’t have to worry about fit at all! My silver shoes are part of the Frosting Hunt. You have until January 31st to pick them up, but why wait? For just 1L and a little hunting time, these flats are the silver lining you’ve been waiting for!

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The final touch.

Finesmith is no longer in-world, sadly. But you can still get many of the beautiful creations on the marketplace. I was doing some marketplace hunting and came across a lovely necklace for just 10L that I couldn’t pass up. This Vision necklace pictured above is by Finesmith jewelry and with its beautiful details and shine (but not bling) is a wonderful final touch to any outfit – casual or formal. It’s well worth the 10L.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Katharine
Necklace – Finesmith – Vision Necklace in Silver (10L on the Marketplace)
Shirt – #bubbles – January Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – E-Clipse – Dorothy Jeans Rigid Indigo
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Silver (1L for the Frosting Hunt) – ends January 31st

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

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Midnight Margaritas

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Hi there Fabulouses! The other day, a few of the girls and I were commiserating about disobedient dogs (and men),  and decided that we couldn’t solve our problems… but we could have “midnight margaritas”!

It was around midnight last night when I called on the whole team with a “whirrrrrrrr” of my blender to pop into my kitchen for some fun!  I wasn’t able to wake Edi or Astrid out of their sound slumbers…  I’ll have to catch them next time, but Serena, Kat, Pru and Carson all came running, still in their jammies at the sound of “put the lime in the coconut…”.

* Note for those who for some reason don’t know the best scene in the best movie ever…  Practical Magic – Midnight Margaritas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ihb6FLSh64

Wouldn’t you know it…  all of our night clothes are under the Fabulous 75L limit, with some of them even being free!  Check out the credits below…

ps. Thank you for posing for me ladies and abs!

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Our Jammies…

Love Trill – Milk Motion C16-16 Bathrobe (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Prudence Rexroth – Caress Strawberry Jam Mesh Pyjamas (10L / marketplace)

Carson Caiben  – Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos ~ Blue Pagoda Sweatpants~  @Menstuff Lounge (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Kathryn Vayandar –  Entice – Butterfly Kisses (lucky board / 0L)

Serena Snowfield –  *Citrus* Pocono’s Cute but Psycho Pajamas (59L Marketplace Promo)

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Extra Extra Read All About It

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Hi there FabFree! I’m just taking the time to enjoy my last day off before I have to go back to work tomorrow…  at least I am trying to.  I just want to read through the entertainment section of The Second Life Times, and my furball is not co-operating.  He’d rather jump around and force me into a game of stick fetch.   While I am here, I thought I would tell you about a really cute dollarbie that I came across on the Marketplace!  Actually, you can pick it up as a free group gift inworld too, if you happen to have the group space.  The group is free to join.

For Just 1 Little Linden…

You can pick up the Flowers Embroidered Dress in both white and black in the Insomnia Store marketplace store, or you can head to the mainstore inworld and join their free group to obtain it as a free group gift.

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh w/ alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

There are more dollarbies available in the marketplace store, and more group gifts available for pick-up inworld!  Have a great day, I’m off to play fetch!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Azalea
Dress – Insomnia Store Flowers Embroidered Dress (1L / marketplace) or (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Reign Anaiya Boots (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Sim – Izzie’s
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A Million Bucks

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Hey there Fabulouses!  You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look a million bucks.  It’s all about pulling the right things together ;).  I managed to  put my entire outfit together for free today, and only spent 75L on the hair!

A Formal Find

COCO Designs, who has a plethora of free group gifts with a free group join, has added this stunning black Halter Gown to their group gifts area!  I should pay my thanks to Carson, who was the one that alerted me of this great find and inspired my look today.  I am so glad he mentioned it, because I do very much love this dress with the gorgeous texturing and sleek leg peek design.  Normally I am not a fan of ruffles and frills, but the ruffle around the bottom of the long sexy draped skirt really balances it out.  Not only does this gown look fantastic when I am standing still, but it moves very nicely with you when you walk. (Thanks Carson!)

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique
  • Slink Hourglass

Bundle yourself up…

The gown does not include the fur scarf, however you can find this as a free group gift in the same section at COCO Designs in three colours, so just pick it up while you are there!  They work with all kinds of avatars as they are adjustable.

Don’t Forget Your Dancing Shoes

The other day [HERE], I mentioned that The Arcade Gacha has several free gifts (just priced at 0L) under their Christmas Tree, and I am still unpacking the boxes I picked up!  I found these amazing Empire Cranesbill heels that include a texture change hud with plenty of colour options in one of those boxes!

Compatible with:

  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • TMP

The Finishing Touch

I have blogged about these lovely Xia locks by Truth Hawks before, but now… Truth is participating in the 12 Days of Savings promotion on marketplace and you can pick up several styles priced at just 75L each!  Xia is one of them 🙂
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk

Hair – TRUTH Hair Xia (12 Days of Savings – 75L sale / marketplace)
Dress – COCO Designs Halter Gown (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Fur – COCO Designs Fur Scarf (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Empire Cranesbill (free / 0L @ The Arcade)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Izzie’s

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Through the Woods this Black Friday

Into the woods

Sn@tch up your fishing rods folks, the tides are coming in again!

I was just talking to Kathryn the other day about the fishing prizes at Sn@tch and she commented on what an avid angler I’ve become. It really isn’t hard to get hooked (ha ha) on fishing for prizes as Sn@tch changes out its prize outfits on the regular and they never fail to contain a wide variety of clothing pieces so that you can play around with different looks. Not only that but accessories, makeup and footwear are often thrown into the mix that you can wear with other items in your inventory. The latest Fish 4 This outfit is called Through the Woods and generously contains;

  • Five system snowpants in plum, red, green (pictured), teal and white
  • Snowpants mesh cuffs
  • Two system turtleneck sweaters in grey (pictured) and black
  • Five mesh tops in army (pictured), black, plum, red and teal
  • Mesh Fur Coat
  • Ankle boots
  • Though the Woods makeup tattoo layer in plum (not pictured)

If you have a mesh body or head never fear as you can catch the Omega applier for all the system and tattoo layer parts of the outfit from the prize filled waters. The mesh tops and fur coat come in both come in five standard mesh sizing (XS-XL) with an added fitmesh size for the fur coat and respective alpha layers to help with the fitting. Speaking of alpha layers, one is included for the ankle boots as well and you don’t need to have mesh fit to be able to slide these beauties on. Whew! That’s a ton of detail but I had a lot of fun figuring out the color combinations and there are already a few dresses that I have in mind that would go wonderfully with those boots. Fishing at Sn@tch is completely free but you do need to purchase a basic fishing rod for 100L to get in on the fun. Rods are available on the marketplace or at the Sn@tch store. It’s a great investment as you’ll get a lot of mileage on these outfits so to speak and since it’s Sn@tch, it’s top quality!

Into the woods (bonus)

While I was there…

Alright, alright I’ll admit that fishing is not all I do when I’m at Sn@tch. If you’ve been to the store you can’t really fault me for that as there are a lot of great outfits lining the walls. What’s more that are lucky boards to stalk and riot vendors to keep your eyes on so I had great fun multitasking and packing my wardrobe with great clothes from Sn@tch. The gown pictured above is new on their riot vendors and something that I just had to share. I got it for 55L as the store was pretty packed that day and when I opened the package up, I was floored by the options. First of all, you’ll get this glittery and flowing floor length skirt in five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL). Secondly, the strappy and backless top comes in eight different colors and five standard mesh sizes as well (XS-XL). Thirdly, there are also two different alpha layers included in the package to play around with. The subtle dusting of glitter on the skirt and the rhinestones that line the neckline of the top add a glamorous air to the whole outfit. Not only do I intend to wear this for upcoming parties this Chrismas but it’s also given ideas on a new blog segment as well (hmmm). Bring a friend or ten to Sn@tch today and pull those prices down, down, down to get the Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown into your inventory as well.

So you may have noticed…

So you may have noticed that I’m wearing a different hairstyle in each picture. That’s because of Black Friday and the insane number of sales that are going on right now. The offers that I’m about to list down are time sensitive as they end today but there’s nothing like a bit of rushing to get that adrenaline pumping I’d like to say. In the top three pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Doe that is having a 50% off sale for all of its Gachas. Playing a Gacha from this store has always been a staple for me at Gacha events so I was over the moon excited. Doe always has the cutest hairstyles and their colors are always so vibrant.

In the bottom two pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Besom. The store is marking down its hair packs to 75L and I took the opportunity to fill up the gaps in my Besom hair collection. I’ve always been a fan of the wonderful texturing of Besom hairstyles and their styles have an urban flavor to it yet still look so elegant. Hurry down to both stores to take advantage of these great deals maybe we’ll bump into each other as I’m certainly making the trip back.

Into the woods headshot

-Cups hands around mouth and yells-

7 Deadly s{K}ins is going to be having free group join starting from the 28th of November! I can’t say enough how much I love the skins from this merchant and they always have such great perks for their group members. Not only are there regular monthly group gifts, there are also Midnight Mania and Mini Mania boards as well as Lucky Chairs. While browsing through their Black Friday Sale (60% off CasperVend items!) I managed to claim the Libra skin for myself. I’m been eyeing this skin set for so long that I was jumping for joy to see that my letter was up. Luckily I didn’t hit the ‘discard’ button in my excitement so now I’ll be able to tell you all about the Libra skin set! In the package, you’ll receive the Libra classic skin with cleavage/no cleavage options in five different tones (Pineapple tone pictured) as well as appliers for Slink hands and feet, Tango boob, and Phat Azz. What I thought was special about this skin package was that a version of this skin in Gothic makeup is included as well. The Gothic skins come in the same five tones as well as cleavage/no cleavage options. You’ll get twenty skins in one pack as a lucky chair prize, how mind-blowing is that? Mark your calenders for the 28th and wait patiently…

You might also want to…

Check out Elephante poses. The store is having a Black Friday and Retirement sale with the entire store excluding collabs and new releases being marked down to 50% off. The older stock is being marked down to 75% off so be sure to look for purple and white tagged items for more discounts. I really love using the poses here as they’re very fluid so come and take advantage of the sales before it ends on the 27th of this month.

And that’s a wrap for today. I’ve gotta dive back into those Black Friday sales. Maybe I can even claw my way to the one at Truth….

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On Sheidey…

1st Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Doe Macey (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Middle

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Carol (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Through the Woods Fur Coat(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Vicky (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Jacket –Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants –Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

2nd Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Besom Veluxe (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

2nd Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Besom Tease (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

Poses: Elephante Pearl (37L/Elephante Black Friday and Retirement Sale)

Sim: Private location

-Screams-


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What Can You Buy With 10 Little Lindens?

Snapshot_001Well hello there Fabulouses!  I’m giving you call to let you know about a sweet 10L offer I found on marketplace that I thought you might like!  Sometimes these dollarbies and inexpensive finds are actually more of a deal than when you have to join a new group with a fee to obtain a gift, so we like to show them off here on FabFree too!

What can you buy with 10 little lindens?

10L goes a long way at the N-Uno Marketplace store!  There you will find the mesh Shirt Dress as shown in my photo available for 10L.  I am showing off the denim blue shade, but it is also available in four other colours which you can find [HERE], as well as a free demo in case you’d like to try it first.  Sizes included are mesh XXS-L as well as an alpha for those that require use of it.

Have fun shopping!

ps.  If you missed my post from the other day, they also have a gorgeous dress available for 1L! [Blogged HERE]

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy

Head Applier – League Ella
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH VIP November (free group gift / 0L / 265L to join) – Previously blogged by Kathryn [HERE]
Dress – N-Uno Shirt Dress Denim Blue (10L / marketplace)
Boots – Pure Poison Valentina Boots (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose  by LW Poses
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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Want A Shot At A Lucky Empire?

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Good evening Fabulouses!  I’m stopping in real quick tonight to share news about a couple of things I found that I thought were great deals and as a bonus, they look marvelous together!  My outfit today consists of a group lucky board prize at Empire and a 1L dollarbie find in the N-Uno Marketplace store.  I’ll tell you more about them below:

About the sexy harnessed dress

The very pretty Shot Dress as shown in my photo can be found in the N-Uno marketplace store for just 1L.  I am displaying the beige colour, but if you investigate further into their listings, you’ll see that you can pick it up in three colours at 1L each.

  1. Beige
  2. Yellow
  3. Peach

In the folder you’ll find mesh sizes XXS-L.  Normally I am a mesh size S, but I bumped up to a M in this dress.  You might want to try a size larger if you are having trouble squeezing in like I was.  An alpha layer is included for those that require it.

A fatpack of caged sandal boots?  Yes please!

I am in love with Empire‘s Primula design!  I am not sure if you would call this a boot or a sandal, but  I am going to go with “caged sandal boots”!  If you are an inworld group member of the Empire paid group (499L to join) you can stalk the three group lucky boards available only to members that contain fatpacks of some really great footwear.  Primula is just the one that I was lucky enough to see an “L” on so far!  I’ll be stalking for the others soon.  Don’t forget when you join this group you gain a whole year’s worth of VIP gifts too!  You can see some of them that have been blogged on FabFree below:

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty  Kristina

Hair – Elua Daria
Dress – N-Uno Shot Dress Beige (1L / marketplace)
Boots – Empire Primula (free group lucky board / 0L / 499L to join)
Pose by Secret Body
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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Revisiting Rose Marine

Snapshot_009Hello there Fabulous Readers!  Horray – I can take pictures on sims again…  (knocking on wood!)  Hopefully whatever it was that was causing my click/crash issues are resolved for good now!

Revisiting Rose Marine on Marketplace

Previously on the FabFree blog, I have shown you a complete outfit that you can pick up  by Rose Marine on marketplace for just 44L [HERE], and I liked it so much that I went poking around in their marketplace store for more!  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the classy and complete Honeymoon Outfit I am wearing today is also available for just 44L.

The complete Honeymoon Outfit includes…

  • Mesh Coat & Blouse combination XXS -L mesh sizes as well as fitted mesh
  • Mesh Jeans XS-XL mesh sizes as well as fitted mesh, and Maitreya, Slink and Belleza specific sizing.
  • Mesh Sunglasses
  • Mesh Handbag
  • Also included are a pair of matching heels with a rose decoration on the side compatible with Slink High Feet. (not shown but very nice!)

Be sure to check their entire marketplace listing, there are several full outfits for the same low price!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy

Head Applier – Lara Hurley Skin Blaire Catwa Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Armor
Hands – Slink Casual & Bag
Hair – Elua Oceana
Outfit & Accessories – Rose Marine Honeymoon Outfit (44L / marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Honeycomb

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