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This Devil Wears GATO

This Devil Wears GATO
Hello Fab Free Family! I hope everyone made it through the beginning of the week without incident! I actually feel like this week has been flying by. Maybe that’s a good thing! Speaking of good things, GATO recently sent out a free dress to their Subscribers, and I am excited to share it with you!

The Dress – How cool is this animal print dress by GATO?! The second I saw the ad for it, I ran to grab my free copy from their subscriber. I did have to unsubscribe, then subscribe again. However, as soon as I re-subscribed the dress was automatically sent right to me. This free subscriber gift comes in a Maitreya Lara mesh size only.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Horns – Sweet Thing. Succubus Horns – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here

Hair –  CATWA HAIR Zoey [A] – Past Event Gift *Originally Shown by Love

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin – Essences – Blake

Face/Neck Tattoos – Speakeasy – Fear – 1L on the Marketplace *Originally Shown Here

Dress – **GATO Loves You- Leo Dress for Maitreya – Free Subscriber Gift

ShoesREIGN.- Peep Toe Pumps- Black

Foot Tattoos – { Speakeasy } Evolve Tattoo – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here

Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by oOo Studio Poses

*Location – Lost Town

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First Stop: Coffee

First Stop: Coffee

Hey there, fabulous readers! I hope you all have been well since I last “saw” you!

I’m back on the blog after taking a bit of a break, and I’m looking forward to sharing my favorite freebies with you.

But first… I had to stop for coffee.

Summer in Stripes

I’ve been noodling around SL for a few days in this cute summer dress from Ghee.

The Summer Stripes Dress is the May group gift (still available). It includes the belt and comes in sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies.

The colors would be perfect for Flag Day or a 4th of July party… or just to lounge around your fave summer hangout.

And that’s exactly what I’m going to do right now. Lounge around. And drink coffee. 🙂

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Elanor
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Bahia Beauty
Hair: TRUTH Bloom (featured at Uber)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Dress: Ghee Summer Stripes Dress (group gift / 250L to join)
Shoes: REIGN Hermosa V2 Wedges
Pose by oOo Studio Poses
Photographed at Strawberry Lake

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Bring on the New Year!

Bring on the New Year

Dear 2017;

I’ve got two words for you: good riddance.

I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, but as years go, you were pretty awful. Honestly, I don’t even think you tried to be good. You got off to a lousy start and then continued to go downhill as the months went on.

I won’t miss you, and I’m not sorry to see you go.

Don’t let the door hit your fanny on your way out. 😛

Onward and Upward

Now that I’ve got that off my chest… let me tell you about the clothes!

With so many amazing gifts in the Women Only Hunt 4, it’s hard to decide where to go first. And with the hunt ending on December 31st, you’ve only got ONE MORE DAY to decide. 😯

So let me help you: if you haven’t picked up this one yet, you want to grab it ASAP.

Hilly Haalan always offers such generous gifts, and this one is no exception. The Sara Trenchcoat Outfit includes following:

  • The trenchcoat, which comes in 2 versions: with and without the scarf. Sizes are for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, with a fitmesh version for classic avatars.
  • The over-the-knee boots, which are sized for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. A standard mesh size is also included.
  • The sunglasses, which include 2 versions: 100% and 20% opaque (I’m wearing the 20%). Both are resizeable with a click.
  • The handbag (attached to the left hand). Texturing on this one is really nice, and it’s resizeable with a click. I love handbags so much, in RL as well as SL, and outfits that include them make my day! ❤

As an accessory, I’ve added the Jingle Cuff bracelet from the Chop Zuey Couture Advent calendar. You’ll find them as the day #12 gift on the group Advent board (there are several gifts for non-members, too!).

Here’s hoping that 2018 is a vast improvement over 2017, and is full of peace, joy, good health, and success for us all! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika
Lipstick: Izzie’s All the Colors Matte Lipstick
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Halona (featured @ Uber)
Bracelet: Chop Zuey Couture Jingle Cuffs (group Advent day #12 / 350L to join)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Complete Outfit: Hilly Haalan Sara Trenchcoat Outfit Rose (free gift / WOH4)
Coffee Cup: Tres Blah Coffee to Go (group gift / 100L to join / originally shown HERE by Pru)
Pose by oOo Studio Poses
Photographed at Vetus Sanguine

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Procaffeinating

Procaffeinating

Monday is Cancelled

Oh, hey there… you found me.

Yeah, I’m still sitting here drinking my coffee. To be honest, I was completely unable to adult today. Sure, I had tons of stuff to do, but I didn’t get any of it done. I’ll be sorry tomorrow. :-/

But for now, I just gonna sit here quietly and enjoy my coffee.

Coffee and Comfort

I knew I wouldn’t be getting anything done today soon as I put on this cozy outfit. The Parka Dress is the latest group gift from S@BBiA, and it comes in a one-size-fits-all mesh with an alpha layer. I love not having to make decisions – like what size to wear – early in the morning.

To keep my feet toasty, I added the Baby It’s Cold Outside boots from Entice. You can pick up a pair for free by joining the SL Frees & Offers in-world group. The boots come in rigged and unrigged versions with an alpha layer so they should fit just about everyone.

Ok, I guess it’s time to pack it up and go inside. In the immortal words of Scarlett O’Hara, “After all, tomorrow is another day.” 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ximena
Body: Maitreya Lara
Dress: S@BBiA Parka Dress (group gift / free to join)
Socks: C’est La Vie Jody Rib Socks
Boots: Entice Baby It’s Cold Outside Boots (SLF&O group gift / free to join)
Pose by oOo Studio Poses (slightly modded)

Decor Items…

Llorisen Benson Patio Set
What Next Sierra Kettle & Mugs
What Next Box of Doughnuts
What Next Orchard Basket
JIAN Munchkin Kittens Tabby Wandering (50 in-store gacha)
MudHoney Mums in Basket

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My Own World

My Own World

Panic Mode

I woke up this morning with a touch of “holiday panic.” You know, that feeling you get when the holidays are creeping up on you waaaay too fast. Your heart starts racing, you feel like you can’t breathe… you break out in a cold sweat. Yeah. It seems like summer was just starting… and now it’s almost Thanksgiving. 😮

I headed out in search of a quiet place to collect my thoughts and wound up on the couch at a coffee bar on the Oh Deer sim. A couple of lattes and some smooth jazz later, I think I might be kinda-sorta-maybe ready to tackle the holidays.

Or maybe I’ll just start with a turkey and see how it goes.

A Sweater and Leather

Before running off in a coffee panic, I managed to get myself dressed in the latest group gift from Ghee. The Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants duo come in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh standard XXS-L with alpha layers
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

A texture-change HUD is included so you can choose from brown, black, burgundy, and blue ombre for the sweater, and the same colors (without the ombre) for the pants.

Since the sweater is cropped, and I was cold thanks to the snow and all, I added a tank top underneath. I picked up the Enora tanks by Edenia on the Marketplace for 1L and used the included appliers for Maitreya. Check out Pru’s post HERE to see what they look like without a sweater.

To “top” things off, I added a cute hat. You can pick up this derby – as well as a baseball cap, felt hat, and Homburg hat – as a free gift from ICONIC at HairOLogy. I didn’t realize how pretty it was until I turned on my windlight and saw the lovely textures!

Each hat comes with a HUD containing several colors (varies by hat), and all are resizeable from the HUD. I’m sure they would also look great on the guys.

Ok, now that I’m all latte’d up, I think I’m ready to brave Costco to do some shopping. Until next time! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Ophelia (past FLF)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Austen
Hat: ICONIC Derby (free gift @ HairOLogy)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Sweater & Pants: Ghee Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants (group gift / 500L to join)
Tank: Edenia Enora Tank Top with Appliers (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoes: #EMPIRE Wallflower
Pose by oOo Studio Poses
Location: Oh Deer

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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! 😮

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! 🙂

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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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Dancing… for Free Hair!

Epsilon

I’m dancing… because I found new free hair at the Freeball on the beach at Analog Dog! If you’re not familiar with the Freeball, just fly up and over the discount area to the beachy area of the sim and look for the semi-transparent bubble and buy it for 0L. Inside is free hair! Each hair contains a hud for lots of color possibilities, and there are three new styles inside to add to the three previous styles that I blogged here.

Free Hair!

This first hairstyle in the picture above is called Epsilon and is a beautiful style with a braid at the crown and long flowing locks of hair. It includes a flexi attachment at the shoulders for a soft effect if you want. I opted not to add those, as I felt the hair was pretty enough without it.

Jenna

Also in the Analog Dog Freeball is the pretty style in the picture above called Jenna. This one also has long flowing locks, but is topped off with a top-knot for a cute look that says “casual days.”

Gabby

I love this last flirty, curly hairstyle called “Gabby” that you will find in the Analog Dog Freeball. It is a one-sided curly updo. It is just plain fun! You’ll want to wear it for punk rock days, fun days, or maybe a contest!

Did you notice my lingerie?

This pretty applier lingerie is by 1 Hundred and you can pick it up free as the exclusive FabFree group member gift at 1 Hundred! Just last Friday, Pru gave us a peek at the 1 Hundred shop in her Designer Friday Showcase here, giving you all kinds of reasons to want to head over and check out the shop. I knew I had to hurry over and pick up this cute lingerie set!

It comes in:

  • System layers
  • Lolas appliers
  • Mirage appliers
  • Delicq appliers
  • Omega appliers

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Hair 1 – Analog Dog – Epsilon (0L, Analog Dog Freeball)

Hair 2 – Analog Dog – Jenna (0L, Analog Dog Freeball)

Hair 3 – Analog Dog – Gabby (0L, Analog Dog Freeball)

Lingerie – 1 Hundred – Tropi Girl Set (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Poses – oOo Studio Poses

Sim Location – Private Location

Astrids Signature

 


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RUFFLES!

Ruffles_001

I think Friday is my new lucky day! I hopped onto SL this morning and my inbox was full of notices of all kinds of new group gifts and a 50 Linden Friday special that I knew I had to have! I was so excited to put this look together for you that I could hardly wait to post it!

New pants!

Pure Poison usually puts out shoes as their group gifts, but this time around they set out a free gorgeous pair of black ruffle front shorts! As always, the group is free to join. I fell in love with these at first sight and actually made the rest of my outfit around this signature piece! When you open your gift package, you’ll find that the Haley shorts come in the following sizes:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Some browsing…

I did some browsing for the perfect shirt to go with my new shorts, and was in luck when I came across this beautiful Summer Color ruffled top by Toxic Bish. It is a free group gift and the group is free to join. I am showing it off in black in the picture above, but it comes with a texture hud that includes 11 colors and sizes to fit all the popular mesh body types.

Colors you get with this top:

  • White
  • Mauve
  • Brown
  • Hot Pink
  • Salmon
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Mint
  • Black (shown)

50 Linden Friday!

It’s Friday! Yay! The start of the weekend and special shopping deals! I stopped by Exile and picked up this beautiful hairstyle called “Run the World” in a pack of naturals (they also have out a separate pack of pastels for 50L too). It’s really pretty and I love the bangs! It’s a great and versatile hairstyle, perfect for many occasions.

Strike a pose!

I noticed oOo Studio Poses on my 50 Linden Friday list and decided to stop by there for a look. While I didn’t end up using the 50L pose for my picture today, I discovered that there were two free to all gifts sitting on the counter. You can buy the “My Life” pose used in this picture for just 0L, no group needed. It’s great for those of you into Second Life photography. The second pose out on the counter was a reclining pose, and was just as nice!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Run the World (50L for 50L Friday)
Jewelry – The Plastik – Everilda Jewelry
Top – Toxic Bish – Life in Color, Color Summer Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Shorts – Pure Poison – Haley Shorts (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Pose – oOo Studio Poses – My Life (Free to all Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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Someday My Ship Will Sail

My Ship Will Come In

My spirit hungers to go on, someday my ship will sail

This smexy, curve-hugging dress is the latest free group gift from Entice. It comes in black, gray, and a yummy dark red via texture-changing HUD, all with a black belt and trim. You can mix and match the skirt and top to get the look you like. Sizes include:

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

My spiky, strappy stilettos (Maitreya only) are a free gift from LYBRA at The Crossroads Event. You can’t see it from this angle, but those heels could seriously put someone’s eye out! The current round of The Crossroads will be ending on January 28th, so be sure to stop by and pick up the fabulous gifts – see Carson’s post for some great menswear items and mine for a pair of must-have winter boots.

Last but not least, my necklace and earrings are free gifts from Chop Zuey. No group is required; just on click on each to pay 0L. You can also pick up the set in gold, which was previously shown here by Astrid.

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: Exile On the Go
Hairbase: Just Magnetized Set 03
Necklace/Earrings: Chop Zuey Circles Silver (free gift / 0L)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Skirt/Top: Entice We Want Peace (free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: LYBRA Sadie Sandals Black (free gift @ The Crossroads)
Pose: OoO Studio Poses
Location: West of the Rain

My Ship Will Sail, written by Allen Reynolds. Published by Universal Music Publishing Group. I like this version with Johnny Cash and Earl Scruggs.

 

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Fae Maiden on a Winter’s Eve

Winter Fae 4

Happy late-Monday, Fabulouses!  I couldn’t head off to bed without sharing our latest Fabulous Find with you.  Yesterday, Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness, and hit the trail on the Fantasy Cream V Hunt.  For only 1L each, you can seek out prizes with a Medieval/Fantasy flair. The event started on November 18th and runs through December 18th, so there is plenty of time to don your Sherlock Holmes cap, and round up some goodies for yourself.  With 34 stops on this hunt, there are plenty of gifts to be discovered.

Winter Fae Maiden

At Beyond Persuasion Designs, Ripley and I scouted out this gorgeous formal number for just one little linden dollar. The bodice of the Winter Eve’s Guardian Fae Anise gown features poinsettia flowers embroidered in gold thread, and the skirt has glimmering white panels alternating with foresty green.  Long, fur trimmed sleeves, which are optional, keep your arms from experiencing chilly breezes.  Although I usually don’t partake in role play in Second Life, I could see this gown coming in very handy for a Medieval/Fantasy sim or for holiday parties.  It is also lovely just for roaming around and looking beautiful!

What’s Included:

  • Standard mesh in XXS, XS, M, L, XL for classic avatars
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Rose and holly hair adornment
  • Optional sleeves with separate alpha

Winter Fae 3

I’ve included this close up picture to showcase the holly and rose hair piece that is enclosed with the hunt prize.  I thought it added a festive touch to the outfit, just perfect for the upcoming holiday season.  In this shot, you can also get a good look at my nail polish, which is another 1L find.  Leap of Faith is offering this Slink manicure/pedicure set as a 1L Christmas gift in their Marketplace store.  I brushed on the gradient red to green glitter, but the package also includes 5 other polish options.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post.  Ripley and I are off to seek out new Fabulous Finds to share with you.  Until next time, wonderful readers, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in America 02 (99L at Kustom9)

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Moles & Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Forest

Hair: Wasabi Pills Carly

Necklace:  Izzie’s Reindeer Necklace

Nail Applier:  Leap of Faith Christmas Gift Slink Nails Applier Hands & Feet 1L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Beyond Persuasion Design Winter Eve’s Guardian Fae Anise Dress – includes Hair Piece (Hunt Gift for Fantasy Cream Hunt – 1L until December 18th)

Pose:  (sled picture) oOo Studio Poses     (close up) Infiniti

Sim:  Twilight Moon
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