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Early Morning Light

Desert Light
Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Weekend! Ripley and I have truly been enjoying the arrival of cooler temperatures in the desert. For the past two days, we’ve ventured out for long morning walks. The bright sunshine washed everything in our path with a clear, brilliant light, yet the air was still tempered by the early hour.  After many months of sweltering triple digits, we are savoring the arrival of more fall-like weather.

It May Be Cooler in the Mornings…

but it is still very warm in the afternoon, so long pants are not really an option for me in RL yet.  I was very happy to stumble across this cute Aurola outfit in the Desire shop on the Marketplace!  With a knotted crop top and sporty drawstring-style shorts, this casual combination was ideal for an early morning jaunt with the pupster.  Although I opted for a midnight hue with white piping, Aurola includes a full fat-pack, which offers 18 colors for the top, and 15 for the shorts, so if black isn’t your favorite, you have many other options available.  Best of all, you can scoop up this versatile top and shorts combo for only 5L!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s hoping you are enjoying some splendid, early autumn weather yourselves.  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 Soldier

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

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

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap/Fiona

Necklace:  Snow Bound Chained Choker Black (25L on the Marketplace – this is for men, but I was easily able to edit it to fit)

Top and Shorts:  Desire Aurola Outfit (5L on the Marketplace)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Classic

Canine:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd Adult Companion Rare (Old Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Primavera Pose Shop (no longer available – sorry)

Sim:  Mother Road

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Down That Red Dirt Road

Down that Red Dirt Road
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are enjoying the official arrival of summer.  In my part of RL, summer time can be unbearable.  We are broiling under a heat wave with record high temperatures that are leaving me longing for the rural dirt roads and cool green forests of my childhood home.  Since I can’t get out for long in RL, I sure am glad that Ripley and I could take a long stroll down a country lane in SL.

Cute and Casual

After reading Love’s post {HERE} and Carson’s post {HERE} about The Cart Wash Sale, Ripley and I decided to take a look for ourselves, and we discovered the perfect casual outfit at the Finale Couture cart for our trip down memory lane.  For only 10L, I scooped up the complete Lea outfit, which includes my black cami-style top and distressed denim jeans.  One of my pet peeves is having to break in a new pair of jeans, so finding a pair that already have that vintage look, and are comfortably soft is a real plus in my book.  The pale hue of these softly worn trousers contrasts beautifully with the dark satiny texture of my top.  I love the way the top leaves part of my tummy bare to feel the gentle summer breeze.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Cami for Classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (plus alpha layer)
  • Fitmesh Cami in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cami for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Jeans for Slink, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Lara, TMP, Tonic Curvy, Venus

Back Soon With More Cart Sale Fashions

Ripley and I spotted so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds at The Cart Wash Sale!  We’ll be back soon to share another with our favorite readers.  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

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Top and Jeans:  Finale Couture Lea Cami (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Low

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Dog:  Jian Lively Labs Adult Companion (past Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Springfield Wood at White Dunes Estate
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Celebrating 100

Window Seat

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

A Marketplace Find

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

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Thank you again, dear readers, for your support and encouragement.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen (includes cap)

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

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low (female)

Pose: (part of window seat at the sim)

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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An Island Never Cries

And a Rock Feels No Pain

I am a Rock

I am an island.  I’ve built walls…..

It’s been one of those days….one of those days when I just want to be alone with my faithful pal, Ripley, and disappear from the world.  I found the perfect poses for times like these.  Best of all, [West End] Poses is offering the entire Sadness set as an exclusive free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  Beautifully capturing four melancholy moments, this pose set is perfect for conveying emotion, and is a must have for photographers.  Each of my snapshots for today’s post showcases one of the poses in this package.  Simply teleport over to West End Poses, switch to your Fab Free group tag, and click the display to add this collection to your inventory.

Here’s a peek at the other 3 poses included in the Sadness set:

Sadness
I Think it’s Time for a Ray of Sun Shine

With my downcast mood, I felt like I needed some bright colors and lighthearted flowers to brighten things up, so I donned the Aya sweater from Luziefee.  Another free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL, this open cardigan has an adorable tie at the top to keep you modestly covered up, while it offers a tantalizing glimpse of skin below.  Golden yellow black-eyed susans bring a welcome air of cheerfulness to my outfit.  The texture of the white yarn is quite realistic looking, and the long sleeves come in handy to ward off the chill approaching in the deepening twilight hours.

What’s Included:  

  • Cardigan in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

It’s time for this rock to get some much needed shut-eye so I can greet the new day with a positive attitude and a smile.  Until my next post, dear readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat (pictures 1, 3, and 4) Calm (picture 2)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Jewelry:  Maxi Gossamer Pearl Daisies Earrings and Necklace

Sweater:  Luziefee Aya Cardigan (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Jeans:  Blueberry Mia jeans

Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  [West End] Poses Sadness set (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Sim:  The Pines at Jacob’s Pond

Tune:  Simon and Garfunkel I am a Rock

 
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With a Little Help From My Friends

Wild and Free

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I met some new friends today at The Mill and paused to capture a snapshot with them.  Mr. Ears was shy and didn’t want to look at the camera, but his pal Blackie happily obliged.  Isn’t Chippers just the cutest little chipmunk ever?  He is part of the pose pack “Snuggly” from Nani that I discovered on the Marketplace for only 50L.

My outfit today is a free group gift from Machka Design, and includes the darling floral shorts and knit cropped top shown in the picture, plus cowboy boots and a shirt that ties around your waist, which I opted not to wear today.  The color of the top reminded me of pale morning sunshine.  I like its high collar and sleeveless design.  Echoing the flowers scattered in the field at The Mill, the pretty botanical pattern on the shorts was perfect for a casual day spent exploring nature.  The Machka Design group is completely free to join.  To add the Santa Rosa outfit to your inventory, just switch over to the group tag, teleport to the shop, walk inside, and tap the box on the floor just inside the doorway.

What’s Included in the Gift Package:

  • Mesh shorts in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh shorts in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for shorts
  • Knit tank top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for tank top
  • Cowboy boots
  • Alpha layer for cowboy boots
  • Shirt tied around waist in XS, S, M, L, XL

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Forest

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Lipstick applier for Catwa mesh head (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair JoJo (includes hat)

Outfit:  Machka Design Santa Rosa Knit Top and Shorts (free group gift for Machka Design group 0L/0L to join )

Shoes:  ::ROC:: Canvas Sneaker! Tiptoe_Slink

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Nani Snuggly (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  The Mill

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Free as a Bird (or Two)

Be Kind. Even on Your Bad Days

Well, hello there Fabulouses!  On this cool, gray day, Ripley and I set out to explore the Whimberly sim, and we met up with some old friends we had first encountered waddling up a ramp into their washtub pond {HERE} over on the Painter’s Link sim.  As you can see, they are all grown up now, and have migrated to a home of their own away from Mama and Papa.

A Thick, Knitted Sweater to Ward off the Chill

Even though it was a brisk cloudy day, I stayed cozy and warm throughout my visit with Cali and Abigail, thanks to my free sweater from Luziefee.  My Tula knitted shirt is the latest gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members from designer Luzie Cheng of Luziefee.  I discovered three versions tucked inside the package – red, blue, and  green.  Since its bands of cool colors reminded me of the beach glass I used to collect as a child, I opted to wear the green sweater for my photo. Each color pack comes in a variety of sizes from XXS to L, so you are sure to find just the right fit for your avatar.  The texture of the chunky knitting is quite realistic looking!  Also included in the present is a Nail HUD so you can apply perfectly matching striped polish to your fingertips if you so desire.  Sadly, I didn’t notice the polish until after I had snapped my photo.  To add Tula to your sweater collection, simply switch over to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, pop on over to Luziefee, and click the gift board.  It’s easy and completely free!

Glitter Glass

Ripley must have known I was in a beach glass state of mind, because he approached me with the Powder Blue Glitter Glass Necklace from Evica dangling from his mouth.  He nudged my leg and offered me his Fabulous Find.  As you may already know, my boy has a nose for bargain-priced fashion finds, and today was no exception.  He had discovered this gorgeous piece of jewelry on the Marketplace for a mere 50L.  After slipping the bauble around my neck, I rewarded the pup with his favorite Ripley snack, and we shared a celebratory high-five.

Complete the Look

The other day, when I logged on, I was happy to see an offline IM that had been left by Fabulous Reader, Rowan Carroll, telling me about a nail art shop I had never been to before called The Odd Eyed Cat.  As soon as I read the words “the entire store of appliers is under 75L,” I teleported so quickly Ripley almost couldn’t track me down!  There is an adorable pink, red and black striped Gillian polish on the wall for only 1L (definitely scooped that one up!) and tons of other color combinations for either Maitreya or Slink nails throughout the store.  When I spotted the Tabitha Nail Applicator in Neutral Blankes, I was entranced by its metallic, gleaming finish.  The blue tone was a lovely match for my sea glass sweater.  I only spent 59L for 12 hues of polish in this one package.  It was a great deal!  Thank you for the tip, Rowan! 🙂

Off to Face the Middle of the Week…

I’m so glad that tomorrow is Wednesday, and the weekend will coast ever closer after that.  This week has already seemed extra-long to me, even though it’s only Tuesday!  I’m looking forward to a couple of days off.  Until my next post, happy shopping, my friends!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing …

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat

Necklace:  Evica Glitter Glass Necklace – Powder Blue (50L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Luziefee Tula Knitted Shirt (free group gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Jeans:  Firelight Creations Nixie Jeans

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish Applier:  The Odd Eyed Cat Neutral Blankes (59L)

Shoes:  ROC Suede Fringed Boots

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Whimberly

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Make Him Over 6: Mission Accomplished

I’m jumping for joy that I finished the Make Him Over Hunt 6. With my inventory a mess, I will now have the time to sort through all the goodies I grabbed. A salute goes out to all that finish the hunt and to all the designers for making this “for the guys” hunt possible.

[ROC] Cotton Short Shirt Khaki, Navy Grunge Leather Pants and Blue Vest ---  Zeery - Grunge Scarf

[ROC] – Cotton Khaki Shirt Khaki, Navy Grunge Leather Pants & Blue Vest
Zeery – Grunge Scarf

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Fierce Designs - GI JOE

Fierce Designs – GI Joe

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Zenith - Grey and White Border Pants   --- Hermony NRD Tank , and Oversized Beenie

Zenith – Grey and White Border Pants
Hermony – NRD Tank , and Oversized Beenie

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Gay Fight Club - Dirty Fighter Crop Top, Workout Pants and Socks

Gay Fight Club – Dirty Fighter Crop Top, Workout Pants & Socks

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Clothes Culture - Rome Breeze Outfit

Clothes Culture – Rome Breeze Outfit

I may have completed the hunt, but I’m not done showing you more from the Make Him Over Hunt 6.

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*[ROC] Cotton Khaki Shirt Khaki, Navy Grunge Leather Pants & Blue Vest ($0L)
Make Him Over Hunt 6
http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Secret%20Gardens/146/127/22

*Zeery – Grunge Scarf ($0L)
Make Him Over Hunt 6
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rue%20DAntibes/228/162/28

*Fierce Designs – GI JOE ($0L)
Make Him Over Hunt 6
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fierce%20Island/133/154/30

*Zenith – Grey and White Border Pants ($0L)
Make Him Over Hunt 6
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shinyokou%20Garden/199/41/22

*Hermony – NRD Tank , and Oversized Beenie ($0L)
Make Him Over Hunt 6
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Luck%20Inc/163/202/22

*Gay Fight Club – Dirty Fighter Crop Top, Workout Pants & Socks ($0L)
Make Him Over Hunt 6
http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Highlander/210/140/22

*Clothes Culture – Rome Breeze Outfit ($0L)
Make Him Over Hunt 6
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kalvatar/81/97/22

*Poses – Embody Shapes & Poses
Not Free
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Azure%20Oasis/252/63/22

and

*Poses – HelaMiyo
Not Free
http://slurl.com/secondlife/JuicyBomb/62/27/25

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ROC My World

There are two free gifts sitting on the counter at ROC – Ranena Olivier Couture. One of the gift bags contains the Blue Sweater and Brown Leather Jeans.

ROC Blues Sweater and Brown Leather Jeans

In the other shopping bag is the Olive Long Sleeved Open Shirt.

ROC Olive  Long Sleeved Open Shirt

Two nice gifts just for visiting. You’ll be glad you went.


*ROC – Blues Sweater and Brown Leather Jeans ($0L)
*ROC – Olive Long Sleeved Open Shirt ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Secret%20Gardens/148/127/22

*Poses – BeScene Poses
Not Free
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Auction%202/147/139/22

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Tottally Random Delicious Fashion Rocs

So I’m sorting inventory and have a lot to show you!  First off the champagne color Delilah gown (shown above) is the welcome gift for new [ROC] sub-o subscribers.  The brown swept over the shoulder Silence hair will be a group gift for EMO-tions members on Saturday, so keep a look out for it!

The black denim pleated skirt, sheer tights, shortcake sweater in wine, and striped gloves are part of the winter group gift at Delicious Designs.  This gift also includes a gray striped matching scarf and earmuffs.

The black flower dress and glittzy silver Armania dress are gifts at Herby Loire.  The color change pearl stud earrings are the December sub-o gift from Dark Mouse.

The purple and aqua Pammy dress is only L$10 at Totally Random.  I was thinking how cute this dress would be for sisters or best friends since you can create two different looks with one dress.

I know a lot of you love purple.  The purple butterfly dress is a group gift for VA Creations members.  The dress is L$120 for non-members.  For all you in the holiday decor mood, the pierced Snowman was sent to [-iPoke-] sub-o members recently.

Felicia’s Fashions is offering the Pepper Minstix outfit in purple for only L$10.  These outfits include shoes, hat, dress, and stockings!!!  Other colors are L$375 each.

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*[ROC]: Delilah Gown (SOM – L$0)
The Secret Gardens ( 202/168/22 )

*Delicious Designs: Black Denim Skirt, Shortcake Sweater, Striped Gloves, & Scarf (Group – L$0)
Coconut Beach ( 246/36/21 )

*Herby Loire Fashion Design: Black Flower Dress & Armania Dress (L$0)
Nimrod Yaffle ( 147/44/22 )

*Totally Random: Pammy Dress (L$10)
Bal Harbour ( 107/164/23 )

*VA Creations: Butterfly Dress (Group – L$0)
Nanda ( 59/23/1001 )

*~*~Felicia’s Fashions~*~: Purple Pepper Minstix Outfit (L$10)
Pioneer ( 161/196/27 )

*Dark Mouse: Color Change Pearl Stud Earrings (SOM – L$0)
Amira ( 74/59/21 )

*EMO-tions: Silence Hair (Group Gift Coming Saturday)
VALHAL ( 219/199/503 )

*Exodi: Isolde Skin (Not Free)
The Warehouse ( 165/170/23 )

*Glitterati: Poses (L$0 – L$50)
Glitterati ( 100/154/21 )

*[-iPoke-]: Snowman (SOM – L$0)
van ( 38/85/22 )

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