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Discovering a Pearl

Salt Breezes

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  I hope the day treated you well.  I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the first work day of the week than a stroll along the shore.  The pupster and I decided to meander along the edge of the sea on the NorderNey sim while the salt breeze playfully ruffled our hair.  Well, I guess there is one thing better….to be walking along the shore in a brand new outfit that you picked up for free.

A Touch of Serendipity

I’m a huge fan of maxi skirts, in RL and in SL, and when I was at The Free Dove gathering free hair to share in our group post {HERE}, this gorgeous Iced Pearl outfit from Luxe Paris caught my eye.  Featuring a dainty tank top with a pretty floral pattern and a sweeping broomstick skirt that is generously cut, this free gift offers simple elegance that can carry you from a walk along a beach to a summer’s eve date.  Pale blue strands in the top coordinate with the glittering waistband of the skirt.  The generous designer packed versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars into the folder, and also included coordinating flat sandals, which you can’t see due to my pose.  To pick up a copy of this gem for yourself, you need to be a member of The Free Dove group, but there is no join fee.  Just click the vendor and you are good to go for an ocean side stroll yourself.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layers)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique
  • Sandals for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink as well as an unrigged version

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:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Outfit:  Luxe Paris Iced Pearl Tank and Long Skirt (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  NorderNey

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There’s No Truer Love Than Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Hello there, Fabulouses!  In a recent post, Love stated that sweetness is her weakness, but for me, I would have to say my weakness is…. dogs and puppies!  No surprise there, right? 😉 While Ripley and I were enjoying a lazy afternoon at the NorderNey sim, I couldn’t resist scooping up this little ball of fluff for a quick cuddle before he left with his owner.  Isn’t he just adorable?  There’s nothing truer in the world than the love of a good dog, so it’s quite fitting that my top today features the word “LOVE.”

The Hunt Continues!

I picked up my cute tee for free over at the Valentine’s Hunt at the Justice store.  Until Valentine’s Day, you can search around the shop for 12 small hearts hidden all around.  Each of the hunt objects is set to sale for zero Linden dollars and contains a fantastic prize.  I’ve already shared a couple of them here and here.  If you have some spare time and are looking for some delightful gifts, I’d recommend you check out the event before it all comes to a close on Valentine’s Day.  The Brandy Shirt hugs your curves and features a gathered hemline with ties dangling down.  With a scoop neck and short sleeves, this is definitely a warmer weather top, but it was ideal for our trip to the shore.  A heart formed from black stripes, as well as the word “LOVE” spelled in bold, white letters complete the look.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Until my 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 Beatrix
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Shirt:  Justice Brandy Top (free prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Pants:  Just Because Jen Capris
Pose:  Q Poses (includes puppy)
Sim:  NorderNey

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We’re Spending Fall Break at the Beach

Day One of Fall Break

Hello Fabulouses!  I’m popping in tonight with a quick post which is rather time sensitive.  The adorable micro skirt and tied top I’m wearing in my photo are only up for grabs for a special price until tomorrow.  Anny’s Fashion is offering this cute set as their Syndicate Sunday offering for this week, but if you like it, you’ll have to quickly scamper over to the shop because the event only continues through October 9th.

I Know Fall’s Here, But…. Beaches in SL….

I’m as much into the Halloween season as the rest of the Fab bloggers, but Ripley has been pestering me to take him to the beach so he can indulge in playing hide and seek with seagulls, and a girl has to have a sweet skimpy outfit for the sand and surf, am I right?  The best part of SL is being able to visit a chilly autumn sim one moment, and then -poof- teleporting to a summer oasis the next.  For just 60 Linden dollars, Anny’s Fashion had me all set for a lazy day soaking up the sun in my new Loren outfit.   It features a sassy micro skirt (you’ll need panties under this one for sure) and a knotted cropped top.  The generous designer tucked a texture change HUD packed with 20 options for the skirt and 25 for the top inside the box, so you will be able to create quite a variety of looks with just this one purchase.  With both classic and mesh body versions, I’m sure you’ll find the right fit for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, SS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Well, there’s a pelican here giving me the stink eye, so I think maybe Rip overstepped his boundaries.  The gulls are up for a game, but pelicans can be a bit grumpy.  I’d better collect the rascal and head on home.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Aislin (available at Uber)
Outfit:  Anny’s Fashion Loren Micro Skirt and Tied Top (special offer for Syndicate Sunday – 60L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  NorderNey  (group access only)
Song:  Kokomo by the Beach Boys

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Beach More, Worry Less

Salt in the Air

Hello there, Fabulouses!  It was one of those days in real life when the day to day stresses seemed to pile up on my shoulders, and all I wanted to do was escape to the shore.  Since I am a long way from the ocean, Ripley and I did the next best thing……we escaped to NorderNey in Second Life.  Of course, I had to wear the newest addition to my summery wardrobe – a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.

Like the Sea – Wild and Free

This beautiful Turquesa Boho Beach Dress from Poeme is perfect for soaking up some sunshine in the salty air.  It features slender spaghetti straps, a comfy casual cut, and a soft pale teal hue.    I really like the intricate white pattern which is swirled across the fabric.  The free gift package also includes a pair of Mandala Turquoise earrings that coordinate perfectly with the outfit.  With versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, this warm weather frock is sure to fit most.  To add Turquesa to your SL closet, simply teleport over to Poeme, activate your Teleport Hub group tag, and tap the vendor.  If you’re not already part of the group, membership costs only 10L, and includes gifts around the grid.  It’s so worth the fee!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitted mesh
  • Standard mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Mandala Turquoise Earrings also included

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Outfit (includes earrings):  Poeme Turquesa Boho Beach Dress (gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  NorderNey

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Not a Cloud in the Skye

Listen to Your Heart
Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Friday at last!  Here I am enjoying one final moment at the shore (Ripley is off chasing gulls) before the shopping and prep work for Thanksgiving begin.  It sure would be nice to spend the whole weekend here at NorderNey, curled up on the beach with a pile of books.  Someday, maybe!

A Hint of Pink in the Skye

My sweet swimwear from Just Ordinary features white hearts scattered across a pale pink background.  “Skye” features realistic folds in the fabric, and golden half circle closures on both the bikini top and swimsuit bottom.  I love the flared skirt, asymmetrical hemline, and the ties that dangle down my back.  To add this free group gift to your beach wear collection, simply teleport over to the shop, switch to the Just Ordinary group tag (it’s completely free to join), and tap the group gift vendor.  This package offers something for everyone – from classic mesh, to fit mesh and versions for popular mesh bodies.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

Off to Save Some Birds

The poor seagulls……  The pupster has been having the time of his life chasing them up and down the surf while I tried to capture the perfect picture.  One feathered fellow just caught my eye, and I could tell he was getting pretty fed up with Rip’s antics.  It’s time for mission “Gull Rescue” to swing into operation.  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 Polly (no longer available)

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

Closed Eyes:  Izzie’s Closed Eyes Applier HUD

Hair:  Argrace Kohaku

Outfit:  Just Ordinary Skye Outfit Hearts (free group gift for Just Ordinary group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey

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One Year Later…

One Year Later...

Hello Fabulouses!  Well, it’s hard to believe it, but this week marks one year of blogging with Fab Free!  So much has happened in the past year for me in RL, but what hasn’t changed is how much I love blogging and sharing my adventures with Ripley.  I truly enjoy seeking out Fabulous Finds, and want to thank our wonderful readers for their support.  Reading your comments really makes my day!  I feel so blessed to be a part of the Fab Free team, and look forward to continuing to write far into the future.

Just Bluetiful…

Today, I am sporting the latest free gift from Mooh! for members of the Third Life Group.  The Lounge Outfit features a soft blue and white striped top with a knotted hemline, and long, comfy, stretchy pants – perfect for a lazy day.  I seriously would LOVE to wear this outfit in real life!  It offers a scooped neckline, white cuffs on the sleeves, and a coordinating white waistband on the pants.  Since the gift contains classic mesh as well as versions for mesh bodies, it is sure to fit just about anyone.  The pants run long, and I wasn’t able to get my flat feet to work with them, but my high foot style was just right.  The outfit is worn as a complete set, so you can’t mix and match with other wardrobe components, but I thought the top and the pants were ideally suited for each other.  Although the Third Life Group has a 10L join fee, there are many goodies available for group members from a variety of designers, so it is a worthwhile investment.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility: 

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

A Lucky Hair Day

Ripley and I decided to check out a new-to-us hair shop today called Mello, and I’m so glad we did!  Right in the entry way, there are 12 Lucky Boards for anyone, and 6 members-only boards packed with a variety of cute hairstyles.  Since joining the group was completely free, I decided to go for it, and see what happened.  Sure enough, that magical “K” appeared on one of the group-only boards, and I gleefully scooped up the Jaded hairstyle in “Blondies.”  After doing a little happy dance, I teleported on home to try out my prize.  Ripley took one look, and wagged his tail happily with approval.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover the gift included a texture HUD packed with 16 options.  This is sure to become one of my “go-to” hairstyles.

The Real Pupster

The Pupster

Because I mention him so often in my blog posts, I thought you might like a peek at the real-life pupster.  He’s my pride and joy, and such a good boy!  Thank you again, wonderful readers, for your support over the past 12 months.  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 Alura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Mello Jaded (free lucky board prize for members of the [Mello] Hair 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  Mooh! Lounge Outfit (free gift for Third Life Group Members 0L/10L to join)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! Beaded Necklace 1

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is group access only)

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Pretty as Ribbon Candy

Bright and Sweet Like Ribbon Candy

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  While shopping on the Marketplace at the Believe shop, Ripley and I discovered this bright and cheerful fitted dance top for only 10L, and I wanted to quickly share it with you before I head outside to tackle the dreaded y-a-r-d-w-o-r-k before it gets too hot.  Fortunately, the sky is overcast and the high temperature is expected to be only in the nineties … so I’d better take advantage of the respite from heat while I can!

Pastel Stripes

I just love the stripes of color on this cropped shirt!  The pattern reminds me of the ribbon candy my mother used to get during the holidays.  With a playful, asymmetrical hem line, slender shoulder straps and pastel colors, this little number is just so happy and fun!  The fitted mesh top comes in XS – M and L sizes, and includes an alpha layer for classic avatars.  By adjusting the alpha layer of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to get a perfect fit.  Although I bought it a couple of days ago, the shirt description says the price is only for 24 hours, so if you’d like to scoop up this bargain for yourself, I’d suggest doing so quickly.

The pupster and I are off to pull weeds and pick up seed pods – oh the ever-fun life of a blogger!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Necklace:  Cae Serena

Top:  Believe Dance Fitted Top – Lines (10L on the Marketplace)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is open to group access only)

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Dreams are Made of Sun and Sand

Beach Pup

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I once again returned to our favorite place to relax and rejuvenate……..the beach!  With the salty sea air, the cries of the gulls, and the crashing of waves floating on the warm summer breeze, I couldn’t have found a better spot than the NorderNey sim.

A Festival Find

The pupster and I decided to check out the Okinawa Summer Festival, and scooped up this free halterneck bikini top with a bold geometric print.  I really like the way the black bands contrast with the muted yellow, orange, white and blue tones of the pattern.  The gift also includes a coordinating bikini bottom, but I chose to cover up with black capris.  This swimwear set is completely free at the M*Motion shop at the festival, and includes a bikini top, bottom, and an inner applier HUD for the Maitreya mesh body only.

Black Rose

Studded Summer Sandals

My footwear today is another free gift, this time for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The talented designer at BlackRose Fashion used salmon colored leather capped with black gleaming gemstone accents set in gold toned metal to craft this lovely pair of summery shoes  A slender golden chain with a dangling bead fasten the sandals to your feet.  Constructed to fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink feet, the flat sandals offer the tan sole I chose to wear for my picture or a black version.  They work really well for my casual outfit, but I think they also would pair nicely with a more dressy look.

The Weekend is in Sight!

I’m looking forward to a long weekend to celebrate my real life birthday.  I’ll be 25 (again – a wonderful age to stay, don’t you think?), so I plan to enjoy some yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting, indulge in some shopping, and just take it easy.  It will be wonderful!  I hope you have some time with family and friends, too.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley – save a chocolate frosting free cupcake for me, please!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap/Dakota

Top:  M*Motion C16-07 Light Halterneck Bikini Top (free gift at Okinawa Summer Festival ends August 7th)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris Black

Sandals:  BlackRose Fashion Sandal Flat Salmon (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Puppy:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  (sitting) Lily’s Poses Silent Window Sit (50L on the Marketplace)      (close up of feet) !bang poses

Sim:  NorderNey (group membership required for entry to sim)

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I See You Eyeing My Coffee!

I "Sea" You Eyeing My Coffee!

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I escaped to NorderNey today for a morning walk along the shore, and Mr. Gully, here, thought I brought my iced coffee for him.  Silly bird!  Even the pupster knows better than to get between this girl and her java first thing in the morning.  Although it might not look like it in the photo, I was ready to make some Kat-The-Desert-Girl-Ninja moves to rescue my cup, if need be.

Sweet Skirt For a Mini Price

Since it’s currently a promo gift at the Fax Marketplace shop, the cute mini skirt I am wearing in my snapshot cost just one Linden dollar.  It features a curve-hugging waistline tied with pink laces, and a flared hem that offers a comfortable fit.  In real life, I love to wear just this soft shade of green, so when I saw it on the marketplace, I knew it was destined for my SL inventory.  I chose to pair the Lara skirt with a full perm cropped tank top, which I was able to tint a matching shade.  I used the “Show Color Under Cursor” command in the Developer menu to help me match the RGB in the top to that of the skirt, so it was easy to create a coordinated outfit.  I think they go together beautifully!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh
  • Mesh (I did not see an alpha layer in the package)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Fox
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Side-swept

My new, free hairstyle is a Hair Fair gift from [elikatira].  My first time going through the fair, I completely missed this giftie because the display said simply “Color Demo” and I didn’t realize the little gem that was contained inside this gift box.  With side-swept bangs and long tresses draped over my left shoulder, this new ‘do fit my style perfectly.  It contains nine color HUDs packed with all textures [elikatira] offers, and, best of all, was completely free at the Hair Fair shop.  When you navigate to the store, the gift is located on the floor in the right hand corner.  Simply click the display and buy it for 0L.

Help Me, I’m Melting!

It’s another super warm day where I am in RL (116 degrees Fahrenheit – “HOT”! according to Siri), and I am trying my best to stay cool.  It’s a good thing I don’t have to worry about high temperatures in SL.  I can run the AC in real life, and while away the hours in complete comfort.  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:  [elikatira] Color Demo (free gift at the Hair Fair)

Necklace:  Amala The Cara Necklace

Top:  GeorgeVerde Full Perm Pulled Up Tank Top

Skirt:  [:: Fax::] Lara Skirt/hope (1L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

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

Sim:  NorderNey (group required to access sim)

Pose:  Jacky Macpherson’s Revival Beach Shelter (located on the NorderNey sim)

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Bo Peep

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I spent a lovely afternoon on the NorderNey sim, and even made a few new friends along the way.  They graciously agreed to pose for my picture with me.  Aren’t they just adorable?

Say Yes to the Dress

My gorgeous, antique white frock is a free gift from Lomomo.   With plenty of ruffles and a bow, this dress features frothy lace over a solid sheath underneath.  A belted high waistline draws the eye upward, while the skirt cascades down in a beautifully textured layer.  I love the way the over skirt forms the shape of an inverted “V” trimmed with ribbon.  Best of all, the Lomomo group is completely free to join, so this charming dress won’t cost you a single Linden dollar!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

Here’s another view so you can get a glimpse of the front side of my new lace dress:

Bo Peep 1

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)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hat/Hair:  M.Birdie Marcia Look Hair – rare – (available at The Arcade)

Earrings:  Amala The Cara Earrings (past Fifty Linden Friday offering)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Bento Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Lomomo Lace Dress (free group gift 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Mon Cheri Slink Mid Rosa Espadrilles

Pose:  aDORKable

Sim:  NorderNey

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