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Where do we go? Where do we go now?

Where do we go? Where do we go now?

You guys, this morning I put my baby girl on the school bus for her first day of Kindergarten. She was so excited and waved happily out the window as the bus drove away. I am…okay, kind of. I know she’s going to do great but I could use some hair pats. haha So I called my mom to apologize for ever growing up and putting her through this and then I came here to find something pretty to distract myself with.

My Distraction

This sweet dress was only 25L at Belle Epoque. It is marked down for yesterday’s 25L Tuesday and was still discounted this morning when I went and scooped it up for myself. You can choose either the white that I’m wearing or pink. Both are lovely and have that classy, timeless look that I’ve come to associate with Belle Epoque. I stuck around and took my picture on Belle Epoque’s pretty sim. Even in this gorgeous location and wearing these fabulous things, I realize that this probably isn’t my best work. But I’m fragile right now, okay? Just tell me I’m pretty and give me chocolate and/or bourbon. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go see how much L I can blow on gachas.

Allison is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Catwa Magyfree
Skin Applier: Deetalez Snjezana
Eyes: Avi-Glam Reverie Eyes
Eyelashes Applier: Arte My Lashes
Hair: Magika Amuse Me
Rings and Bracelets: AvaWay Love Bracelets & Rings
Dress: Belle Epoque Lere White (25L for 25L Tuesday)
Boots: paper arrow riding boots coffee

Location: Wild Willows – Belle Epoque
Pose: estetica


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Still Got Mad Love For You Baby

Still Got Mad Love For You Baby

It’s proving to be a busy weekend between Memorial Day stuff and all of the graduation parties, but I wanted to sneak in a quick post here in honor of what I believe to be the unsung hero of any outfit – appliers. We go on about hair and clothes, but what’s there behind it all, holding everything together? Appliers. You could even say that I have “mad love” for appliers. See what I did there? The blog title total fits now and couldn’t possibly just be a song that I’ve been listening to a lot lately.

New Ink

I love a good tattoo and this one is soooooo pretty. And FREE, which obviously makes it even better! It’s a new group gift from Lush. You know the routine…join Lush’s free group and go to their store to pick up the prettiness. Easy peasy.

Makeup Too

Sintiklia has a box of free stuff in their store too. Well actually it’s 1L but same difference, right? This one doesn’t even require a group join, just buy the gift wrapped box that’s sitting on the front desk. You’ll get this eyeshadow and lipstick, as well as a smattering of other good stuff like hair and eyes.

Allison is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Catwa Magy
Head Applier: Glam Affair The Girl
Eyes: Avi-Glam Reverie Eyes
Eyelashes Applier: Arte My Lashes
Lipstick Applier: Sintiklia Butter Lipgloss Catwa (1L in store gift)
Eyeshadow: Sintiklia Glossy Eyeshadow Catwa (1L in store gift)
Tattoo: Lush Sy Tattoo (free group gift  / 0L / free to join)
Hair: [e] Parade
Rings: Pretty Mess & Nova Celeste Rings
Top: erratic audra top
Pants: paper.arrow cuffed.jeans americana
Pose: WRONG


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Happy Anniversary to the Water Horse Riding Horse!

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Today (March 25th) marks the one-year anniversary of the Water Horse Bento Riding Horse. To celebrate, Water Horse is offering a discount on ALL varieties of the riding horse!

Members of the Water Horse in-world group (free to join) will receive a 25% discount, and non-members will receive a 20% discount on any of the riding horses. Sale prices will remain in effect until 8:00 p.m. SLT TODAY ONLY.

In addition, many vendors in the Water Horse Mall have set out special anniversary gifts, so be on the lookout for free gift boxes in their stores (usually purple, but I did find one that was blue). I don’t know how long the gifts will be available, so best to grab them ASAP!

I have to say that I really enjoy my Water Horse Riding Horse. I’ve owned several other horses during my time in SL, but the Water Horse is without a doubt the most realistic and the most fun to ride. If you enjoy virtual horseback riding, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to buy a Water Horse at a fabulous price!

Finders, Keepers… Losers, Weepers?

And sadly, I’m a day late and a dollar short with this post! 😦

Unfortunately, the Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt officially ended yesterday (March 24), but… as of the time of this posting, I was still able to find the hunt and discounted items I’m wearing in this photo. Amiable still had their t-shirt gift out, and REIGN still had their booth with the discounted sneakers.

If you want either of these items, RUN, don’t walk over to the stores and grab them before they’re gone!

❤ Serena

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Enea (featured @ March Collabor88)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ambriel
Body: Maitreya Lara
Shirt: Amiable Stripe Line T-Shirt St. Patrick’s Day (Finders Keepers Hunt gift / free if still available)
Pants: Paper Arrow Cuffed Jeans Dirt
Shoes: REIGN Arianna Sneakers Lucky Pack (75L on sale)
Pose: The Texture Barn Equine Animotions Pack
Photographed at La Vie

Fergus the Fashion Horse is wearing…

Water Horse Belgian Draft Riding Horse (25% group discount / free to join / 3/25 ONLY)
The Painted Pony Lumi Coat Applier
Jinx Norse Gods Tack Set (Draft)
Jinx Christmas Exercise Rug w/ St. Patrick’s Day Texture HUD (Belgian)

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Brains are Sexy

Brains are Sexy

Happy Halloween, Fabulouses!

I thought I’d take a few minutes to catch my breath before the craziness starts tonight. My sweet, little friend is having such a peaceful snooze… I’m starting to feel the need for a nap myself!

But before I nod off, let me tell you about this cute Halloween gift.

Braaaaaaiiins… are sexy

At least, that’s what my shirt says! 😀

New-to-me store Quinnty’s has set out this tank top and denim jacket duo as a Halloween gift. They can be worn as separate items or as a set, as I’m doing here.

Tons of sizes are included in the folder:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with an alpha for each (so you can wear them separately)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Curvy and Fine (I don’t know which body those go to!)

The Quinnty’s in-world group is only 50L to join, and several other gifts are just waiting for you to pick them up. The store is also decked out in Halloween decor, so be sure to stop by and check it out.

Have a fun Halloween tonight, and stay safe! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia
Glasses: KiB Designs Hipster Glasses (no longer available)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Magika A Perfect Mess
Tank Top: Quinnty’s Brains Loose Tanktop (group gift / 50L to join)
Jacket: Quinnty’s Halloween Denim Jacket (group gift / 50L to join)
Jeans: Paper Arrow Cuffed Jeans Dirt
Shoes: REIGN September Sneakers
Pose: *AF* Stony Hollow Hay Bale
Location: In Omnia Paratus

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Kiss Me Maybe

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I was exploring The Wash sim after doing my shopping… checking out the carnival and I found a kissing booth and couldn’t resist checking it out. The pose puts you in position inside with your hands sort of over your mouth as if to say “no kisses today!” which I found amusing, but fitting because I was wearing a cute pair of “Kiss me” hawt pants from Roped Passion’s that had other ideas in mind!

Check it out!

You’ll want these hawt pants for yourself. I’ve included a picture of the front and the back, just so you can see how cute they are! I may not be handing out kisses at the kissing booth… but these hawt pants have their own ideas! And they were only 10L at the Roped Passion’s Cart at the Cart Wash Sale!

6 Pants Choices:

  • All you can eat Hawt Pants
  • Binge Watching Hawt Pants
  • In Case of Emergency Hawt Pants
  • Kiss This Hawt Pants (shown)
  • Slippery When Wet Hawt Pants
  • Spank Itself Hawt Pants

Sizes available for each:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Add a splash of color!

I wanted to add some color (and Pride) to my outfit and stopped by the Luminesse Cart to pick up the rainbow bracelets you see in my pictures. These too are only 10L and are resizeable too! I think they are a perfect addition to my outfit and highlight something that is important to me, so I was happy to find them at the Luminesse cart among the other pretty baubles! Pick up your Pride and show it off today! Of course if you just like rainbows that works too 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Marisol
Bracelets – Luminesse – Confetti Rainbow Bracelets – Multicolor (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Top – paper.arrow – crop.tank white
Shorts – Roped Passion’s – Kiss This Hawt Pants (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Roped Passion’s – Nanauli Sandals Hudded

Sim Location – The Wash

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Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Flying by the Seat of My Pants

Ready For Lift Off

I have to agree with Pru and Carson that something is just not right this week. I don’t know if it’s the weather, the moon, or what, but I’ve had a HECK of a week so far, and it’s not over yet!

To help get over my funky mood, Finnoula (my dog) and I headed over to the beautiful Winter Trace sim for a little fun in the snow. Turns out sledding is a lot harder than I thought, and I was so scared that I just closed my eyes and tried to hold on! Sadly, I wound up going so fast that I lost control and went flying through the air in a most ungraceful manner. Poor Finn couldn’t keep up (or kept her distance on purpose?) and didn’t care at all that I had completely humiliated myself with a face-plant at the bottom of the hill. She ran off to chase some deer, leaving me alone to pick myself up… along with my dignity! 😛

Coming in For a Landing

While I may not have landed on my feet, I was still glad to be wearing these awesome boots! Belle Epoque has set them out as a free gift at the current round of The Crossroads, and you can pick them up for 0L right across from the landing spot. They’re sized to fit Maitreya mesh bodies, and the detailing is really gorgeous. There are several other gifts available at this round of The Crossroads, 2 of which were shown here by Carson. 🙂

Moon Amore has put out this “lovely shirt” as a holiday gift for group members. It comes with a texture-change HUD that includes 8 different colors and is sized to fit Maitreya and Slink Physique mesh bodies. The group is only 30L to join, and past group gifts are still available for you to scoop up.

Last by not least, my choker is the latest group gift from CHAIN. Choose from silver or gold metal options with the included HUD. There’s no resizer, but you can edit > stretch to fit.

 

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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 Early Rise
Choker: CHAIN Circute Choker (free group gift / free to join) 
Sweatshirt: Moon Amore Lovely Shirt (free group gift / 30L to join)
Jeans: Paper Arrow Cuffed Jeans Dirt
Boots: Belle Epoque Winter Boots (free gift @ The Crossroads)
Dog: Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
Pose: {what next} Snow Day Sled
Location: Winter Trace

 

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Tropical Mornings

Tropical Mornings

I was in the mood to walk the beach this morning… but needed some proper attire. There was a group gift out at paper.arrow that I thought was perfectly fitting for such a walk and so I headed over to pick it up. This slip dress is yours FREE with your group tag. It comes in two versions — the one I am showing you in the picture above which has the mint top and flamingo skirt, or one with an all-over flamingo print.

This dress comes in Maitreya and Slink fits, and does not include an alpha layer (though I’m sure if you needed one, you could probably dig one up out of your inventory). The group fee is a one time cost of 250L, but you’ll find a wall full of past group gifts up at paper.arrow to pick up, as well as this pretty dress to make it worth joining.

I decided I was going to do some “rock hopping” instead of “sand walking” and so I really wanted some cute tennis shoes to finish off my look. Lindy Modern & Retro shoes did not let me down! For just 1L and a little hunting time, I found this pair of adorable pink tennis shoes at their main-store as part of the Beached Bunny Hunt 6. These shoes includes fits for classic, Slink flat, and Maitreya feet… so everyone wins out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Zanna
Dress – paper.arrow – slip.dress tropical bag – 2 designs in bag (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Lindy Gindy Surf (1L for The Beached Bunny Hunt 6)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Baja Sands

Astrids Signature


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Kiwi and Dalia at the Beach

Kiwi and Dalia at the Beach

Paper.arrow has out several beautiful new gifts that are well worth visiting their store for. I decided to pick up the lovely beach shorts and show them to you, though there is a wall display with cute new gifts that are all FREE with your group tag. The group tag will set you back a one time fee of 250L, but there are quite a few gifts out for that fee to make it worth your linden.

My cute shorts include all the standard sizes as well as Maitreya and Belleza fits. Plus they are two pieces… the little floral inset is a separate part. So if you feel daring, you don’t have to wear that part! Also on the wall of gifts was a spring floral dress, a pair of lovely plum flip flops, a pair of sporty shorts, and a cute pair of jogging pants!

Kiwi and Dalia at the Beach 2

I also felt like I scored gold with this FREE hair from Besom! If you wear your Besom group tag (the group is FREE to join) and slap the Midnight Mania board (get there early if you can, it’s been locking down pretty fast), you’ll score this beautiful fatpack of hair called Kiwi! I love the flowing mesh locks in this kick-back, care-free style!

Kiwi and Dalia at the Beach 3

Last but not least… Pure Poison has a new group gift gacha out! Just wear your FREE group tag and score a FREE spin on the group gift gacha for a chance at one of 14 commons or the rare! These shoes fit Slink, TMP, Maitreya, or Belleza feet!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Besom – Kiwi (0L/FREE Group Midnight Mania Board/Group is FREE to Join)
Top – paper.arrow – crop tank white
Shorts – paper.arrow – beach shorts antique (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Dalia Pumps – Amber & Green (0L/FREE Group Gacha/1 Spin per Avatar/Group is FREE to Join)

Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – Baja Sands

Astrids Signature


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Easy Breezy

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Today is an easy breezy day! Just stop by paper.moon and you’ll see what I mean! You can get my Breezy spring dress there currently as the FREE group gift if you do. It comes in standard mesh sizes as well as Maitreya and SLink fits! It also includes a color change hud that allows you 20 (yes 20!) color choices for the top part of the dress! The group is 99L to join but you’ll get regular gifts and special offers in addition to this giftie too, making it worth your fee 🙂

Easy Breezy 2

Are you loving my hair and my pretty little broach? These were group gifties as well! Moon {hair} has a new style up on its group Midnight Mania board. The creator is known for changing these out frequently, and they lock down FAST! So get there early. You do need to be a member of the group (the fee is 100L) but as I mentioned, the board changes out often! And there are past group gifties to pick up as well. It is well worth the one-time join fee for all the FREE gifts! This hair includes a color change hud for a variety of pretty spring pastel shades.

You’ll need to stop by Chop Zuey to nab up my pretty FREE spring broach called Luminex. There is a one time join fee of 350 for the Group, but Chop Zuey is another generous creator, making the group well worth the fee. You’ll have access to regular women’s and men’s group gifts with you fee, as well as there are often totally FREE group gifts under their FabFREE group giftie sign as well!

Well that was Easy Breezy! Enjoy the approaching spring weather! I’m headed out to do the same. 🙂

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Moon {hair}. Montauk Monster – Oblongs (0L/FREE Group Midnight Mania Board/100L to Join Group)
Outfit – paper.arrow – Breezy Dress in Spring (0L/FREE Gift to Group Members/99L to Join Group)
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Luminex Womens Brooch (0L/FREE Gift to Group Members/350L to Join Group)

Pose by Eternal Dream

Sim Location – The Outer Garden

Astrids Signature


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Can’t satisfy my green thumb without the right outfit!

Well hello again all you beautiful FabFree readers! Is it Thursday again already? Wow, this week has just flown by. It’s been pretty hot in my neck of the Canadian woods. To beat the heat, staying out of the sun,  I thought I’d take some time to do some gardening in my new SL home that I had showed you all before. Though, naturally, I have my priorities skewed to the fashion side, so I had to put together the perfect gardening look first.

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I’ll start at the top of my head, and work my way down. My super cute, straw hat is a free group gift from {amiable}, which is a new to me store that I had landed at after seeing one of their other available gifts in a picture on flickr. The group is free to join, and there are several gifts you can grab while you are there, so it’s worth the group spot. I had to include a shot of the hat from the back so you could see the cute little ribbon.

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Next item of my summery outfit is the lacey Tied Top from [BLUES]. This lovely mesh shirt is a current promo for only L$1 on the Marketplace. What a deal. Underneath, I am wearing the Jean Tube Top in Pink from Krissianne’s Kloset, which is also a Marketplace find. This time, for only L$3. It is shirt layer only, but I know there are many of you out there still rocking the clothing layers like I do 😉 . And, lastly, but not leastly…my ‘girly with an edge’ jean shorts. These highly detailed mesh shorts are a gift from MoDANNA for the enMESHed into Summer 2015 hunt that runs until July 15th.  What is really cool about these rose printed shorts is that you you can choose to wear them with or without the pockets hanging out of the front, as well as the studs. The pockets, and studs are both separate mesh pieces that you do not have to use if you don’t want to. However…as you can see, they are great with both. All hunt prizes are free, and the clue for this particular prize is ‘YOU’VE BEEN RICKROLLED!!’ For a full list of participants, plus their hints, head over to the enMESHed Hunts Blog.

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Now…I did mention I was gardening right? Well I guess I better mention that the gorgeous potted plants, and that fun garden sign in my pictures are from {what next}, and only L$10 per set on the Marketplace. The sign is from the Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign set, and plants are from that set as well as the Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign set. Each set come with 3 different pots, each with a different plant, and a sign. Serendipity is HERE, and Boathouse is HERE. Just because you need to decorate, does not mean you need to spend a lot for great quality 🙂 .

Well…it’s that time again. All this gardening has me ready to go sit on that bench with a nice cool drink, admiring my handy work.

Oh, but before I go, I just wanted to wish all my fellow Canucks a happy belated Canada Day!!

OK, I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday, and I will see you again next week! Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Jean Shorts – MoDANNA [enMESHed Hunt] #53 (free hunt gift)
Tied Shirt – [BLUES] TiedTop- white lace- (mesh) (L$1 on Marketplace)
Under Shirt – Jean Tube Top Pink (L$3 on Marketplace)
Hat – {amiable}Straw Hat (GG) (free group gift/free to join)
Sandals – REIGN.– Vitality Sandals- White
Anklet – [ bubble ] Chunky Beads Vivid Set
Necklace – paper.arrow heart.necklace.gold [box]
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Zuzka –  black & whites (L$50 in discount room)
Skin – [PF] Harley v2 – Lid 02 – (nobrow)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – La Boheme [LB BarbedWire] *Slink* Manicure & Pedicure

Staging

Potted Plants and Garden Sign- Mix of {what next}Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign and {what next} Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign (both sets are L$10 on Marketplace – Serendipity HERE, and Boathouse HERE)
Building – Scarlet Creative Neva Chapel Taller Avatar Size
Bench – [*Art Dummy!] recycled (bench/coatrack/recycle station) (store closed)
Cat – (fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled (L$50 per play gacha prize)
Ladybug Stepping Stone – [ free bird ] Mosaic Stepping Stone – Pink Ladybug Limited Edition (past Midnight Mania prize, no longer available)
Grass – Turnip’s Long Summer Grass: Fifty Linden Friday Special (old FLF special, no longer available)

Flower Pot Hold Pose – Trowix (Flower)
Close-up Pose – PURPLE POSES RACHEL

Location – My home 🙂

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