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Soft Golds

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The weather has cooled down the last few nights where I live… cold winds ushered in by thunderstorms. It’s made me think that fall will perhaps be here sooner rather than later. But that’s okay. I’ve always enjoyed the autumn breezes and warm browns and oranges that mark the season. It’s not quite cold enough for sweaters yet, but it’s cool enough I’m wanting to start my fall wardrobe, so I picked up a gift that tickled my fancy for that!

Soft Golds

I stopped by Guilia Design and picked up the Third Life Group gift called “Cherry Gold”. I’m not too sure about the name as the gift includes these great black leather pants plus this gold tones snake skin top and a separate mesh belt, but I’m going with it because I really love the outfit!

Cherry Gold comes in all the standard mesh sizes plus quality alpha layers for system bodies (if you need it). Remember, the Third Life group is only 10L to join if you are not already in it, so this gift will only cost you 10L. And the Third Life Group gives you access to gifts in stores all over the grid, so it’s well worth joining!

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Change of Pace

I don’t usually show off collar gifts, as they are not my personal style… but I love the quality of clothing and items at Salt & Pepper and I think the creator turns out some truly beautiful gifts. I wanted to make sure and share this new gift that Salt & Pepper has out for group members, as it’s incredibly well made and really lovely.

The “Toy” Collar comes in two versions “His Toy” or “Her Toy” and both are fully customizable with a hud that allows you to change the color of both the leather and the metal. (I’ve included a picture of the advertisement below to show the options). It is also resizable making it unisex as well. You’ll need to click the menu to find the resize option. It is RLV enabled for those who are interested.

The Salt & Pepper Group does have a one-time join fee of 300L, however there are quite a few very nice past group gifts still out for you to enjoy, and the creator is generous about putting out new, quality group gifts as well, making the fee worth it in my opinion!

S&P Collar Toy - GROUP GIFT

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Sherilyn
Collar – Salt & Pepper – Collar Toy, Her Toy, His Toy (Free Group Gift/Group is 300L to Join)
Outfit – Giulia Design – Cherry Gold (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Sim Location – LEA 1

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Zombie Hunter

Zombie Hunter

To get myself into the mood for Halloween, I decided to grab my crossbow and head over to Dystopia in search of zombies. Unfortunately, my car broke down, so it looks like I’ll be staying for a while.

Hang on, I think I see something moving behind that big pile of trash…

(For the record, there don’t appear to be any zombies at Dystopia. But if you’re looking for a well-designed, post-apocalyptic sim, you should definitely pay it a visit.)

The Outfit

What inspired my look today was the September group gift from Ghee. I’ve seen it styled a number of different ways on Flickr, but for some reason, when I put it on, I felt all Sarah Conner from The Terminator. All I had to do was add a weapon, and I was a bad@$$ zombie hunter! 😎

The VIP 09/17 GIFT from Ghee is a complete outfit that includes the cargo pants, tank top, and boots. The ribbed tank comes with a texture-change HUD with 6 different colors — black, yellow, orange, blue, pink, and the beige color I’m wearing — so you could definitely wear the tank as part of another outfit.

Sizes for the pants and top include:

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

The boots are “one size fits all.” Just remember to remove your mesh feet first.

The Accessories

I shopped around quite a bit to find the perfect accessories for my look:

  • Hair – I picked up the Rossella Hair by Tableau Vivant at The Arcade for 50L. I love this “roots” version because everyone knows zombie hunters don’t have time to dye their hair, right?
  • Sunglasses – These super cool DESTRUCTINATOR glasses by TBF are available on the Marketplace for 10L. There’s no resizer, but you can edit > stretch to change the size.
  • Necklace – Another gacha, this time by Dahlia at The Imaginarium for 50L. Click for a resizer menu.
  • Bracelet – An oldie, but a goodie, by Eli Rae’s Tinkering, available for 5L on the Marketplace. There’s no resizer, and you can’t stretch either, so the size is what it is. Originally shown 4 years ago by Caresia Adored, some SL items just never go out of style. 🙂

The Weapon

No zombie hunter would be complete without a weapon, of course. I selected this scary crossbow by Blackburns, which I found on the Marketplace for 29L. It comes with a wearable version that hooks onto your back (without any straps, which I thought looked a bit odd), as well as the

It comes with a wearable version that hooks onto your back (without any straps, which I thought looked a bit odd), as well as the posed version that I’m showing here, which actually shoots. Oh, and it includes an arrow that you can wear in your head, if you like.

Sadly, I didn’t find any actual zombies to shoot at in Dystopia. But I did have fun firing at the trees on my sim, which scared the daylights out of my dogs. 😛

Happy hunting, folks!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Dirt: Izzie’s Face & Body Dirt Applier
Hair: Tableau Vivant Rossella (50L gacha @ The Arcade)
Sunglasses: The Black Forest The Destructinator (10L)
Necklace: Dahlia Darcy Cross Necklace Red/Gold RARE (50L gacha @ The Imaginarium)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Bracelet: Eli Rae’s Tinkering Mesh Black/Tan Bracelet (5L)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Complete Outfit: Ghee VIP 09/17 GIFT (group gift / 500L to join)
Backpack: DRD Wasteland Backpack
Crossbow & Pose: Blackburns Zombie Hunter Mesh Crossbow Set (29L)
Location: Dystopia

 

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Avi-Glam Lucky Board Offer

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Hello Fabulouses! If you happen to have a bit of free time this week, make sure you stop in at Avi-Glam and check out their offerings!  A friend of mine teleported me to the shop recently when there was a letter L on the lucky board (thanks again Grace!) and I was fortunate enough to win this beautiful dress.

A Rotation of Dresses

You’ll need to join the free Avi-Glam inworld group to partake in the lucky board offers as they are group only, so clear a space!  There are a few boards with eyes and the Prestige Dress that appears to rotate in prints to win.  I am not sure how many different ones there are, but I love this one called Stylish.  It comes in XXS-L mesh and includes a couple of alpha layers should you require them.

Be sure you also swing your cam around the corner of the boards, because that free group tag activation will also score you a wall full of free group gifts.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Tableau Vivant   Summer Play – Alize (instore gacha)
Dress – Avi-Glam Prestige Dress – Stylish (group lucky board prize / free to join)
Pose – LW Poses  The Power Of Moving On
Sim – The Mill
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Picnic Time!

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Summer is perfect for picnics and bbq’s and I have the perfect summertime picnic outfit for you!

That dress!

You’ll love this picnic perfect dress by Glitterati! I picked it up as the July Group Gift. As always, this creator has generously put out a beautiful monthly group gift. The group join is 100L, but you’ll be able to look forward to a gift every month, plus all the past gifts are still available (and if you’re new to the group, you’ll be unpacking boxes for ages!), so it’s definitely worth it to join this group and pick up this pretty summery dress with its vintage print.

Sizes available:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ocasin
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Paired up.

I matched my new dress with a new pair of shoes, courtesy of Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. These summery flats with the ribbon up the ankle come in sizes to fit Maitreya and Slink (both Hourglass & Physique) feet and are a great addition to any wardrobe for only 1L and a little hunting time. They are part of the Home and Garden Hunt.

While I was at the Lindy Modern & Retro main-store I noticed that there were a lot of hunts going on. I picked up quite a few pairs of shoes for just 1L each. Now is a great time to visit the store and see what you can find!

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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 – Tableau Vivant – Wicca
Dress – Glitterati by Sapphire – Group Gift July 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Edie Summer (1L for the Home and Garden Hunt)

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

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Free Group Gift? CHECK!

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Good morning Fabulouses, and happy July 4th to those of you celebrating.  I think I might sit on the deck this afternoon and have a beer, myself so I can celebrate with you.  Oh, who are we kidding?  I’ll use about any excuse to have beer on a hot day!

Check It Out

I came across this new blue checked wrap top as a free group gift at COCO and it is perfect for a day like today, or.. any day really!  It’s so cute, that I have been wearing it for almost three days now lol.  The group is free to join, and you can find this in the VIP section with a whole wall full of other group gifts.  Most of which have probably been blogged on FabFree at one time or another.

Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique
  • Slink Hourglass

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Mesh Feet – Slink Flat
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay – Chinook (75L per play) – Previously Blogged by Kathryn [HERE]
Top – COCO Wrap Crop Top _ Check Blue (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Pixicat Klara Jeans
Shoes – Pure Poison Lilly Ann Sandals Blue
Pose – LW Poses Everything Changes
Sim – Whimberly

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A Quiet Spot

Quiet Time

Sometimes a little rest and relaxation with a good book and some coffee in a quiet spot is just what is needed to recharge our batteries. Luckily I’m dressed for the occasion.

Full Outfit… 10L price

The Loordes of London Cart at the Cart Wash Sale has a wonderful deal for bargain hunters if you love quality casual wear. Their English Garden Sets are available in 5 colors and for just 10L you get both the top and the matching shorts.

The top has a nice knit look with a cotton edge texture, and the shorts have a quality denim texture. You’ll get standard mesh sizes XXS – L with a quality alpha layer to go with it, if you are still rocking your system body.

See you at The Wash!

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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 – Tableau Vivant – Leste
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Outfit – Loordes of London – The English Garden Set #11 (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Chloe Sandals in Teal

Sim Location – La Vie

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Spending A Little, Getting A Lot

Snapshot_017Hello there Fabulouses!  Last month on FabFree, I featured a really cute group gift by Mishchino [HERE], and I thought it would be a good idea to take a trip down there again this month to see what was new in the shop.  Boy was I glad that I did!

Sold For 20L!

I *think* there is a new group gift to pick up there, and I will have to go back and check lol, because my eyes zoomed straight to this mermaid scale printed dress and I was lost in the sale.  I nearly fell over when I saw it was priced at just 20L.  There are several of the Olivia Dresses in different prints for sale on the same rack for just 20L as well.  There was no Maitreya version included for the body I normally wear, however the medium mesh size fit me just fine with the use of the Maitreya Lara Alpha HUD.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS – L Mesh
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus & Isis
  • Belleza Freya Natural, Perky & Pushup

A Couple Shopping Additions…

Since I was out saving a bundle of lindens (I’d have spent so much more on that dress… just sayin), I had a little extra for some Cosmopolitan Sales Room Finds!  I added a close up shot below so you can see the ARTE Shimmer Eyeliner and Supernatural Splash Necklace that are both available at great prices at the new round of Cosmo Sales Room.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyeshadow Applier – ARTE Shimmer Eyeliner (featured @ Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Lipstick Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay – Chinook (75L per play @ The Arcade Gacha) – Previously Blogged by Kathryn [HERE]
Dress – Mishchino Olivia Dress #1 (20L)
Necklace – Supernatural Splash (featured @ Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pose by Le Poppycock

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Don’t Get Up

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This is exactly what my RL dog does when he doesn’t want me to get up. He’ll just lay across me, so I can’t easily move in hopes that I don’t bother.  Fortunately my RL dog is much smaller than my SL variety.

Previously on FabFree…

I have shown you a couple of group gifts that are available at Just Ordinary, but the gifts don’t stop there!

  1. Anything But Just Ordinary
  2. Pick Up!  I’m Calling You On My Banana Phone

I quite like the Isabelle Dress as shown on my avatar as it’s perfect for an easy breezy casual kind of day and it gets bonus points for being free too.  You can actually pick up more than a handful of free group gifts when you join the free inworld group at Just Ordinary.

Isabelle’s Size Range:

  • XS-XL Mesh + Alpha Layer
  • XS-XL Fitmesh
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza
  • TMP

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Summer Hairplay – Chinook (75L per play @ The Arcade Gacha) – Previously Blogged by Kathryn [HERE]
Dress – Just Ordinary Isabelle Dress Plaid Navy (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Friday Darcy Flats
Pose – LW Poses Dream Higher
Sim – Devin

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Dreaming of Infinity

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Hello Fabulouses!  Happy weekend to you!  Ripley and I found a sweet free mini dress to share with you today, and combined it with some budget-friendly accessories to create my look.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Covered With White Lace

The foundation for today’s outfit is the light and airy Lace Mini from AlmaMiranda.   The free, June gift for members of the AlmaMiranda group, this sexy little sleeveless number features a high collar and a creamy white hue.  It hugs all your curves and offers a tantalizing glimpse of skin.   If you are daring, you can just wear the dress alone.  It is a bit see-through, so I chose to don a lacey lingerie set underneath, and pulled on a cropped denim jacket to cover up.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Lace mini in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Infinity

The Finishing Touch

For my one piece of jewelry, I slipped on the Bento Infinity Ring from Misha Jesuil, which I discovered for the promotional price of only 10L on the Marketplace.  This simple, yet elegant thumb ring is designed only for Maitreya Bento hands and required no adjusting whatsoever.  I’m not sure how long this special price will last, so if you would like to scoop up this charming bauble for yourself, I’d recommend doing so soon.

I hope you find time for some rest, relaxation, and shopping therapy for yourself 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 Kelly

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Tableau Vivant Chinook (75L per play at The Arcade first blogged {HERE} by Love)

Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Jacket in Medium Blue Denim (50L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  AlmaMiranda Lace Mini (free June Group Gift – 0L/0L to join)

Panties/Bra:  Lifebringer Life Styles Cute and Sexy Lingerie in White (29L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  R.icielli Amaya Shoes (previous Hello Tuesday sale item)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Bento Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  (full body shot) Tuty’s

(close up of hand) GingerFish Close Burn

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy

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Close Your Eyes And Float

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Can you think of anything more relaxing that silently floating in the clear blue sea?  I suppose there are a few things that could be “up there”, but for me, not much tops it.  The sun warms your skin and the water drowns out all of your worries and cares.  The water pretty much forces you to be at peace, because the second you tense up, it sucks you under like it’s trying to teach you a lesson.

Get your own gold bikini!

I am very happily floating in my new Beach Bikini that I picked up for just 1L at Ezmeralda’s for the Summer Lovin Hunt.  This Bikini comes with system layers and an omega applier as well as the bows with beads which add on at the hips, back and center of the chest.  Until the end of June, you can find the hidden beach ball hunt icon in the store and purchase it for 1L.

This Wild Hair…

My hairstyle is by Tableau Vivant Cocomuel and is one of the styles available at The Arcade Gacha for just 75L per play.  The cool thing about these unique hairstyles that are awesome for photography is that they come with bento poses!

Happy hunting… and floating!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Hair & Pose – Tableau Vivant Coromuel (75L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Swimsuit – Ezmeralda’s Beach Bikinis (White Sands) (1L / Summer Lovin Hunt)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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