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Take A Look, It’s In A Book

FabFree: Take A Look, It's In A Book

Hello there Fabulouses!  Ersch has just put out a new group gift for the fall season and it’s so cute!

Cozy Autumn Sweater

When you become a part of the Ersch inworld group, you gain access to a whole section full of free group gifts, including the latest group gift addition which is the Cozy Autumn Sweater you see me wearing.  You don’t just get this super cute fox print though, there are actually six different prints!!  This sweater is fitted exclusively to Maitreya Lara, but it may work with others using the mesh body alpha huds.  There is a demo in store to try it first to make sure you want to join the group as there is a 75L join fee.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – Stealthic Avela

Shirt – Ersch Cozy Autumn Sweater (free group gift / 0L / 75L to join)
Jeans – Bluberry Jolene
Shoes – Blueberry Tink
Glasses – Mad Mesh Mesh Nerd Glasses in several colours (plain and checkered) (9L / marketplace)

Pose – LW Bento Poses Unread Book (featured @ The Pose Fair)
Sim – Luane’s World
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Les Jolie Fleurs

Antiquing With My Pal

Hello Fabulouses!  While out looking for antiques, Ripley and I stumbled across a new-to-us shop called FAFA.  As I wandered through the store, drinking in all the vibrant hues and tribal prints, the pupster did what he does best……..he sniffed out a free gift.  All I had to do  was switch to my SL Frees and Offers group tag, tap the vendor, and I took home a sweet new tank top – all for zero linden dollars!

Il y a Des Fleurs

That’s about the extent of the French I still remember from high school, but the heading really seemed to fit this gift.  Featuring delicate blossoms and greenery scattered across a cream colored background, the Fleur Tank is *almost* long enough to double as a short dress.  With the right pair of leggings or tights, you could definitely pull off a dressier look, but I opted to don on a pair of beige pants for a more casual outfit.   Where I live in RL, it’s still plenty warm enough for tank tops (still in the triple digits here), and one of the best things in SL is you can wear whatever you please and still be comfy and cozy, so this top made a welcome addition to my wardrobe.  I bet it will to yours, as well.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Ebody
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Well, we still haven’t discovered just the right piece of furniture for the corner of the great room, so Rip and I are off to do some more antiquing.  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:  Opale Hair Store Misha Hair
Top:  FAFA Fleur Tank (free gift for SL F&O Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pants:  Blueberry Grace Pants
Sandals:  Fri.day Annette Sandals (store reorganizing – sandals not available at the moment – sorry)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Cambron

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Let It Be Autumn

Let It Be

Hello Fabulous Readers, and happy Sunday evening to you.  Ripley is already curled up snoozing on his dog bed, but before I let this weekend draw to a close, I wanted to pop in with a quick post to share a super cute dress with you that I picked up as a free group gift.  I’m not sure how long it will be set out, so if you like it as much as I do, I’d suggest a quick teleport over to The Makeover Room so you can pick it up for yourself before it’s too late.

Feeling a Bit Blue?

The Let It Be dress from Entice hugs all your curves and features a cute little slit in the hem, three quarter length sleeves, and quirky silver spikes on the neckline.  I really like the realistic texture of the fabric, which shows some wrinkles and the weave of the fibers.  I am wearing the Navy option, but if you prefer a sky blue hue or a print with blue hearts, those dresses are also tucked inside the gift box for you.  The package includes classic mesh as well as versions for popular mesh bodies, but no alpha layer.  To scoop up this beauty for yourself, you need to be a member of The Makeover Room group, but it costs nothing to join, so you’ll get not one, but three dresses, all for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya
  • TMP

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Misha Hair
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Dress:  Entice Let It Be (free gift for members of The Makeover Room Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Somewhere in Springfield Wood

Strolling in Springfield Wood

Hello Fabulous Readers!  After a long week at work, I’m looking forward to a couple of days off with my pal.  As soon as I logged in to SL, I slipped into this comfy outfit, and we teleported over to Springfield Wood to decompress and take in the beautiful scenery.  Aren’t the wildflowers in this meadow gorgeous?

Just Right for Friday Casual

My Laura Outfit today is the latest free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from MOoH!.  With its frayed capris and striped top, it was perfect for our stroll through the sim.  I really liked the way the soft shade of blue in the striped top coordinated with the worn denim pants, but if blue is not your color, the generous designer included a HUD with three other color choices – gray, pink and red.  The open top is fastened with two buttons in front and features half length sleeves and a stand up collar.  Since the package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, I’m sure you’ll find just the right size for you.  You can mix and match these separates with items in your inventory for added versatility.  Best of all, this set is completely free.  All you need to do is activate your Fab Free Group tag, teleport over to the shop and click the vendor.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes separate alpha layer for top and capris)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

While I was typing up this post, Ripley spotted a squirrel frolicking nearby and trotted over to investigate.  Apparently, Mr. Squirrel was not in the mood for company and scrambled up a tree.  Now the pupster is parked at the base of the pine, barking and whining.  I think I’d better go intervene so the woodland creature can get back to gathering stores for the coming winter.  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 Jacica
Necklace:  EVICA Glitter Glass Necklace (50L on the Marketplace)
Top and Capris:  MOoH! Laura Outfit (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Springfield Wood

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‘Tis the North Wind that Lashes Men Into Vikings

Into the Woods

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are popping in really quickly to share a free gift for the guys that Kat spotted when she was looking for prizes in the Country Music Life Hunt.  If you are into role play, this outfit will be right up your alley!  I really like the layered look of the Igor Viking Theme Costume.  The package includes everything you see from my rugged tunic and long sleeved undershirt right down to my brown leather boots.  Also tucked inside is a braided Viking hairstyle and full beard, but I opted not to wear them for my photo.  Although there was no version specifically made for mesh bodies, I was able to get a good fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza Jake body.  I did have to make use of the Igor mesh hands, which come with the gift because no matter what I tried, I could not get the hands with my body to work right.  They looked pretty natural, though, as you can probably tell from my picture.

What’s Inside the Box:

  • Outfit for Classic Avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Igor Boots in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Resizable Viking Hair (not shown in photo)
  • Resizable Viking Beard (not shown in photo)
  • Igor Hands – left and right

To pick up this fantastic period costume, just head on over to the men’s section upstairs at Brii Underground, activate your Brii Underground Wear group tag (it costs 200L to join), and click the vendor.  I’m off to look for a sturdy longship to sail so Ripley and I can explore foreign lands.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Aaron
Outfit:  Brii Underground Igor Viking Theme Costume (free gift for members of Brii Underground Wear group – 0L/200L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Exposes
Sim:  Merlin

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The Evening Just Got Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a terrific Monday.  Last night, Ripley and I had quite an adventure over on the Baja Norte sim.   We were strolling along a forest path, me taking in the peaceful bird songs, and the pupster happily sniffing the trails of woodland creatures, when out of nowhere, this large white rabbit raced past, muttering something about being late.  Of course, Rip couldn’t resist temptation, and the race was on, with me trailing behind in my high heels and gown, hollering at my naughty pup, “STOP! STOP! Come back!!”  Did he listen?  Nope!  When I finally caught up to him, he lay panting on the ground next to a giant stack of storybooks.  The white rabbit that started it all?  Gone!

Ready for Wonderland

The evening had been off to an unusual start, but at least I looked like a fairy tale character myself in my lovely new gown from Virtue.  I picked it up completely for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With an off the shoulder design accented with soft pink trim, the Angel Dress will have you ready for date night, a formal dance or a trip to a fantasy land far away.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the darker pink fabric is enhanced with sparkly golden accents.  This frock is just so elegant!  Its waistline drapes beautifully around the body, and its skirt falls gracefully to a comfortably wide hemline, where it barely whisks above the ground.  The gift package contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh bodies, so I’m sure you’ll find a fit for yourself.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L and Vol (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • O. Classic
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I’m hoping once Ripley catches his breath, he’ll realize it’s pointless to wait for that old rabbit to reappear, and we’ll be able to head 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
Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Jewelry Set
Gown:  Virtue Angel Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Baja Norte

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A Take it Easy Kinda Day

A Take It Easy Kinda Day

Hello Fabulous Readers!  What better way is there to spend a day than curled up alongside the beach?  Although Ripley couldn’t manage to climb up onto this platform with me, he also had a great time today, chasing gulls up and down the shoreline, barking, and digging in the sand.  It’s back to the grindstone for me tomorrow, but for right now, I just want to relax and listen to the waves lapping the shore.  Thank you, Three Day Weekend!

Cute and Casual

I found the right outfit for my “take it easy kinda day” over at Artizana.  The other day, I blogged about an elegant two piece dress that you can pick up for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  If you missed it, here’s the link.  While I was in the shop, I took a look at the other group gifts the generous designer has set out, and couldn’t help but admire the Terike VIII.  With its rich purple hue with lilac accents, and fun harem pants style, I knew I just had to scoop it up.  I love the cropped halter style top, and the way it allows the summer breeze to caress my skin.  I quickly changed my tag to the Third Life Group and tapped the vendor to pick up my free reward.   The group has a 10 Linden dollars join fee, but group members have access to a plethora of free gifts around the grid.  You do need to pay the vendor one Linden dollar to have the gift delivered to you, but it is instantly refunded.  The package includes versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars, so I’m sure you’ll find the perfect fit for you!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Halter Top in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Mesh Harem Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I hope you had a wonderful Monday and look forward to sharing another Fabulous Find with you soon.  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:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne
Hair Beads:  EarthStones Jewelry Hemp Hair Beads
Halter Top:  Artizana Terike VIII (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Harem Pants:  Artizana Terike VIII (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Bangles:  EarthStones Jewelry Tarnished Gypsy Bangles
Pose:  Driftwood II (on the sim)
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Beautiful Blue

I'm So Blue

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post today to share an elegant outfit that you can pick up for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It looks like a one piece dress, but it’s actually a separate skirt and top, so it has the added plus of being able to mix and match with other wardrobe components.

Blue is Definitely Your Color

Featuring a subtle geometric print atop a royal blue background, the Yira outfit hugs all your curves.  With the arrival of September, cooler temperatures are not far off, so having three quarter sleeves and a maxi skirt length will come in handy, for sure.  I really like the subtle sheen of the fabric and the way the skirt widens below the knee so it is easy to move about freely.  Although Yira offers plenty of coverage, she also provides a sexy peek at your tummy with her cropped top.  The package includes fits for a variety of mesh bodies.  The best part?  You can scoop up this lovely blue concoction completely for free.  Simply don your Fab Free group tag, teleport to the Artizana shop, and pay the vendor 1 Linden (which is immediately refunded).  Easy peasy!

It’s a three day weekend, here in the US, and I’m really looking forward to having some extra time to explore SL and seek out some new, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with our favorite readers.  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:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (75L in store gacha)
Hair:  Argrace Karin
Top:  Artizana Yira (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Skirt:  Artizana Yira (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Itty Bitty Boop
Sim:  Ravenworld, Merlin

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Hangin Around

Hangin Around

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  As you can see, Ripley and I decided to keep spending the weekend at the beach.  It’s a good thing I had picked up the latest free gift for members of the FaShIoNable Group over at ALB Dream Fashion.  The best part is since the group is free to join, I added a sweet summery outfit to my wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar!  After donning the bikini bottom and pretty cover up, I was all set for a day of strolling along the shore.

Ready for Fun in the Sun

With its tropical print scattered over a teal blue background, this outfit made me think immediately of palm trees and lazy days relaxing in the shade with a good book and a fruity Bahama Mama in hand.  The strapless cover up is knotted in the front and opens as it flows down to allow the cool ocean breeze to caress your skin.  A coordinating bikini bottom completes the look.  I like how the hemline is shorter in the front but drapes down to knee height in the back.   I enjoyed lounging around in this casual outfit so much that it’s making it hard to face Monday morning and the return to work!  Ripley is not helping as he is encouraging me to play hookey and spend “just one more day” at the beach…  I’ll simply have to explain how my salary pays for all those Ripley snacks Stan keeps bribing him with, and the pupster will be shoving me out the door in the morning.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Fox
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Werewolf

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:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Outfit:  ALB Dream Fashion Rachel Pareo and String (free gift for FaShIoNable Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Bazar Maldives Hangin (swing on sim)
Sim:  La Vie

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Lucky Enough

Lucky Enough

Ahh to be lucky enough to live near the beach……sounds like heaven to me.  Unfortunately there’s not a beach within many, many miles of where I live in RL, so thank goodness for SL!  Today Rip and I explored the Voodoo sim and found a cute strip of beach there perfect for some summer relaxation.  The buildings are colorful and include beachside bars, a coffee house with yummy looking pastries, and even a seafood stand where the pupster and I paused to snap a photo.

Casual Summer Cutie

In my last post here, I told you about a sweet outfit that I picked up over at Fatal Fashion.  Everything I’m wearing today, from head to toe is included in another free gift from the same shop, called Outfit 007.  I say from head to toe, but when I was walking in the sand, I did slip off my heels in my main picture, but I will include a second shot below so you can see what they look like.  I just love this raspberry colored cropped top!  Although you can’t see it from the angle in my photo, there is a lovely laced detail on the sides that is super adorable.  It features an asymmetrical hemline and realistic looking folds in the fabric.  Ideal for warm summer days, the worn denim mini shorts have an unbuttoned fly and slender pockets in the front for tucking in small essentials.  Also included, the chunky necklace and golden bracelet add the perfect finishing touches.  To scoop up this summertime staple, you need to be a member of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group, but since it’s free to join, you can add a complete look to your wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink

Here’s a look at the Johan heels which are also included in the gift box.  Enjoy!

Johan

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Magika Unknown
Complete Outfit (including jewelry):  Fatal Fashion Outfit 007 (free gift for members of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Voodoo

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