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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I sure had a scare as visited the Halloweentown Sim.  There we were, just minding our own business, when I heard the crunch of gravel behind us.  Each of us froze, and silently stared at the other.  “Did you hear that?” my eyes sent a telepathic message to the pupster.  “Uh huh,” he silently agreed.  I turned and looked behind us, but saw nothing except the darkness and empty night air.  As soon as we started walking once again, the dreadful noise continued, edging closer and closer.  I whipped around, and as you can see, my brave defender hightailed it for safer ground while I was left cringing in fear.  To his credit, when he realized I wasn’t running beside him, Ripley did return, though.  He let loose a ferocious growl, which startled the shambling skeleton just long enough for me to gather my wits and take off, running full speed, with canine feet churning up the ground with me.  Luckily, we were able to escape just in the nick of time!

A Halloween Sweater for A Frightful Adventure

The evening was brisk, but I stayed toasty warm in my Tasha Halloween Variation sweater from Elgund and Nilsson at The Cart Wash.  With cheerful pumpkin and cat faces, stars, and moons scattered across a charcoal background, I was perfectly outfitted for the upcoming holiday.  I love the thick, chunky knit of this long sweater.  All I needed to complete my look as a pair of tights and long leather boots.  Best of all, this cozy pullover is a free gift for the Tenth Anniversary of the Cart Wash, which you can find in the small green box embellished with a pink ribbon in front of the vendor display.  Simply right click and buy for 0L.  Easy peasy!

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • alpha layer for classic avatars

I hope that is the last Ripley and I will see of wandering skeletons.  Our encounter was far too close for 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 Alura

Hair:  Magika Honey Whiskey

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

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Sweater:  Elgund & Nilsson Tasha Woolen Sweater Halloween Variation (free gift at The Cart Wash – 0L)

Tights:  Izzie’s High Waisted Tights

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis Boots (free group gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions- 0L/0L to join –  first blogged in my post {HERE})

Pose:  Lost Angel Industries Halloween Poses – The Victim (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Halloweentown

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Bringing a Bit of Summer Into Fall

The Last Leaves
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw Love’s post {HERE} saying that some displays at The Cart Wash are already set up, Ripley and I teleported on over to check things out.  I always look forward to the sales at the Wash, and with this being the 10th anniversary, I was super excited!  My first stop was the Baci Shop display where I happily discovered this lovely green sweater dress set out as a free gift.

The Last Leaves of Summer

I have to admit, although I always love to see the arrival of autumn, I quickly miss the lush foliage of summer.  With this figure-hugging frock in a lovely green-ombre color scheme, I’ll be able to carry the hues of summer right along with me as time marches on.   I love the way the Last Leaves Dress is packed with realistic knitted details from the ribbed cuffs to the diamond shaped pattern surrounded by cabled rows.  The long sleeves will be sure to keep me toasty warm while the folded down collar offers a sexy peek at my shoulders.   Since the gift package includes sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars, it’s bound to have just the right fit for you.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Time to Get in Some Cart Wash Shopping Therapy

The pupster and I are eager to explore the streets of The Wash to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover.  We will be back very soon with more budget-friendly fashions to share with you.  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 Ophelia (available at Salem)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Dress:  Baci Shop Last Leaves Dress (free gift at The Cart Wash Sale – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (shop closed)

Sim:  Countryside

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Mesmerizing Margo

Margo

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to introduce you to Margo, this amazing free Catwa head applier that you can scoop up as a group gift.  Isn’t she just beautiful?  As soon as I tried on the October gift for members of the Wow Skins group, I just knew I had to tell you all about it!  With dark eyebrows and a tan skin tone, this gorgeous flawless complexion is sure to become a favorite of mine!   In case you would prefer not to be a brunette, Sawsan Secretspy, the generous designer at Wow Skins, also included a no brow option so you can add your own brows to match your hair color.  I slicked on a touch of liner to accent my eyes, but other than that, what you see in my picture is the skin right out of the box.  The Wow Skins group costs 450L to join, but membership gives you access to all previous group gifts, plus group-only lucky boards, midnight mania offerings, and two group-only lucky chairs as well.   This skin alone is well worth the fee!

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)  

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Margo (free group gift for members of the Wow Skins group 0L/450L to join)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Dress:  Siss Boom Shoreline

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Mask
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

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Where The Air Is Fresh and Sweet

Up On the Roof

♫ On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be

and there the world below can’t bother me ♫

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  We’ve all had them……times when everything just seems to go wrong and you just need to get away.  Today, Ripley and I took J.T.’s advice, and climbed right up to the top of the stairs on the Banana Bay sim to let our cares just drift right into space.  Now if only we had such a lovely spot in RL…

Up on the Roof In Style

Thanks to my free Aylen outfit from BlackRose Fasion, I’m definitely ready to kick back and relax while still looking beautiful.  With a rose colored crop top adorned with a beaded trim, and gray denim shorts tied with a coordinating pink belt, this set is all about trendy casual comfort.  Versatile, Aylen is designed to fit classic as well as a variety of mesh avatars.  To scoop up this duo for yourself, teleport over to BlackRose, activate the BlackRose Fashion group tag (it’s completely free to join!) and click the gift vendor on the desk of the main shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M and L
  • Alpha layer for shorts and top
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

If ever you’re having a tough day, come on and join us, there’s room enough for more than two up on the roof.  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

Eyeliner:  euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Checkpoint

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Outfit:  BlackRose Aylen (free gift for BlackRose Fashion 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Sim:  Banana Bay

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Tune:   James Taylor Up On The Roof
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That Golden Glow

A Golden Moment

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As Ripley and I took an evening stroll through The Mill, the rays from the setting sun washed over us, horses nickered to each other in the distance, and twin windmills spun lazily in the background.  What a lovely way to end a Monday!

A Golden Moment

The gold hue of my new Eliane pants from Well Made shimmered beautifully in the sunlight.  With a curve-hugging fit, rolled cuffs, and a baroque-style print, these trousers were ideally suited for a casual evening walk, but I could also see them as part of a dressier outfit, depending on what you decide to pair them with.  Best of all they are a free gift for members of the Third Life Group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  With versions for classic as well as mesh bodies, you’re sure to find a size just right for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

To Top it All Off

My Fusion top in gold was a 60L Marketplace find from Purple Moon Creations.  Using my Omega Relay HUD, I was able to apply the tank to my Maitreya mesh body, then wore the semi transparent flexi vest over top, which gave the outfit a romantic feel.  In addition to the Omega applier, the package includes the base shirt in underwear, shirt, and jacket layers for classic avatars.

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Ripley is pacing and staring at me with his deep chocolate eyes, reminding me that he is s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g (even though there is plenty of dry dog food sitting in his bowl as I write this post).  I think he is holding out for some canned….  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

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Top:  Purple Moon Creations Fusion Top in Gold (60L on the Marketplace)

Pants:  Well Made Eliane Pants (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – oL/10L to join)

Necklace: Burial Bebe Deer Necklace (first shown {HERE} by Astrid)

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

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  The Mill

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Lavender Skies

Lavender Dawn
Hello again, Fab Free Readers!  Ripley and I went out early for our walk this morning in RL.  By the time we got back, the powerful sun was beating down, and we both knew it was time to head to SL for some cooler temperatures.  We found the ocean breeze and the crash of the waves at Banana Bay refreshing after our desert walk.

A Scattering of Pretty Petals

My strappy Rosse Dress from Kendrasy Creations features an all-over floral print sprinkled across a white background.  Its sleek fit flattered my figure, while still providing coverage in all the right places.   Packed with realistic details such as stitching on the hem, and folds in the fabric, this charming free gift for the Mesh Body Friends group made a delightful addition to my SL wardrobe.  Since the group is free to join, I was able to scoop up this darling mini for a song.  Happy dance time!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

The pupster and I are off to seek out more budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share 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:  Exile Still Waiting

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01 (1L on the Marketplace)

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

Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer Karina Karina Daydreamer

Dress:  Kendrasy Creations Rosse Dress (free gift for Mesh Body Friends Group – 0L/0L to join)

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

Pose:  InDiGo Poses

Sim:  Banana Bay, Charmed One

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Wait, I Thought We Were Falling into Autumn!

Fall into Autumn

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  Whew,  we made it to the weekend!  I was hoping the cooler weather we had last week was here to stay, but sadly the desert has warmed up again.  So, the pupster and I will probably spend more time on SL, which undoubtedly will lead to more Fabulous Finds to share with you.

Fall into Autumn…

Oh, how I wish I could be basking in cooler temperatures, but at least I can look beautiful in SL, especially in my new sleeveless mini dress from Pink Passion.  The Fall into Autumn frock has a sprinkling of bright yellow and merlot-colored flowers scattered across a creamy white background.  The playful pattern conveyed a cheerful feeling, and I couldn’t help but smile when I donned my new outfit.   To scoop up the free dress for yourself, simply switch to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and teleport to Pink Passion.  You’ll find the vendor on the gifties wall.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Isis
  • TMP
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • Lara

Here’s hoping you are enjoying favorable temperatures in your part of the world.   If not, I am sure you can join Ripley and I as we explore the vast world of Second Life, and perhaps even indulge in some retail therapy.  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:  Exile Closure

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

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

Dress:  Pink Passion Fall into Autumn Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Flowers in Hand:  Secret Body – old flowers 1

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Luanes Magical World

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You Had Me At Pink

Pretty in Pink
Hello Fabulouses!  Today, Ripley and I wandered the grid in search of some autumn colors, and came across this lovely patch of wildflowers on the Salt Water sim.  Although they weren’t the fall foliage we were seeking, they coordinated beautifully with my new dress, so I just had to snap a photo.

Pretty in Pink

Speaking of my frock, this lovely mini is a free gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends group from Hilly Haalan.  In a deep rose hue, this sleeveless little number features sexy lacing in the front and the back.  I love the soft shimmer of the fabric and the way the skirt flares slightly to allow freedom of movement.  This dress is so sweet and feminine!  It is designed specifically for mesh avatars, and fit my Maitreya Lara body beautifully.  Best of all, since the Mesh Body Friends group has no join fee, I was able to scoop up the Estela dress completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP

I don’t know about you, but I sure am glad tomorrow is Friday!  This has been a long, busy week for me in RL, and I am looking forward to some relaxation and lazy moments this weekend.  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

Eyeliner:  RHEA Catwa Eyeliner #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Dress:  Hilly Haalan Estela Dress (free gift for members of Mesh Body Friends Group 0L/0L to join)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Lacy Bracelet – Red Jasper (no longer available – sorry)

Shoes:  Mesh Agency Wedge Sandals “Mango”

Pose:  Grafica Poses

Sim:  Salt Water

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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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