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Misty Morning Walk

Misty Morning

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!   Walking for exercise must be a new, healthy trend for the Fab Free Bloggers, because just like Carson, Ripley and I headed out for another morning walk.  This time, we explored the Sea Foam sim.  With rose-pink flowers carpeting the ground, and mist rising off the water, the pup and I set out.  We paused to snap a quick photo before continuing our journey through this beautifully landscaped sim.

Nothing Gets Between Me and My Purple

When I was a new SL resident, a friend introduced me to The Free Dove, which is a wonderful shop packed full of free gifts ranging from shoes, to clothing to hair.  Every so often, Ripley and I travel back there to check out the new offerings.  I am so glad we visited this week because while we were there, my hound with a nose for fashion sniffed out a Fabulous Find to share with you.  The free, curve-hugging Justine dress I am sporting in my picture is a sleek, sleeveless number with a fun, asymmetrical hemline.   I love the way the fabric is slightly gathered with realistic folds.  A zipper on the left side of the skirt adds a whimsical touch.  The generous designer at Finale Couture also tucked the free, perfectly-coordinated Justine heels into the package, so I came away with a complete outfit!  Best of all, the frock and footwear were in my favorite color – purple!  (The box said “eggplant,” but to me, it’s a lovely shade of purple).  You have to be a member of The Free Dove group to scoop up this lovely dress, but joining is free.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh Justine dress in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Justine heels

Now It’s Time For a RL Walk…

I am truly enjoying the cooler mornings that we are experiencing now in the desert.  According to Siri, 78 degrees is “hot,” but to me, it’s a fabulous treat.  Ripley and I are off to explore in the early fall morning.  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 Dusk

Eyeliner:  Spicy Eyeliners Applier (free gift on the Marketplace)

Lipstick Applier: Izzie’s Red Lipstick Set (Catwa) (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – still available as of Saturday am, but hurry!)

Hair:  Exile Still Waiting (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – still available as of Saturday am, but hurry!)

Dress:  Finale Couture Justine Dress (free gift for members of The Free Dove Group at The Free Dove 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Finale Couture Justine Heels (free – included with the Justine dress package)

Pose:  InDiGo

Sim:  Sea Foam

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Crochet Bikini

Yellow Bikini
Oh Hello! Welcome back Fab Free’rs, I’m glad you’re here because I’m really excited about sharing with you today. Stick with me and I’ll tell you all about these gorgeous skins, the hairstyle, and this itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow crochet bikini!

Summer is For Skin

Both of the lovely skins are FREE group gifts for the month of May at Deluxe Body Shop. Each skin comes with a classic system layer skin, and a single omega applier that will work with Omega compatible mesh bodies and heads. You’ll find both gift vendors just inside the entrance in front of the circulation desk. You’ll also need to join the Deluxe Body Shop group. There is a one time join fee of 299 linden for the Deluxe Body Shop group. While you’re there picking up  your group gifts, take a minute to click the group only Midnight Mania boards just behind the desk. Also, you’ll see 24 (yep twenty-four) group only Lucky Letter boards in the same location.

Beach Hair

I love the long beachy waves of this hairstyle by Mutiny in Heaven. Everyone can pick up this Mutiny in Heaven hairstyle for FREE exclusively at The Free Dove. The gift comes in the brunette color, and the blonde color shown. Also there are two sizes of each color. If you haven’t visited the hair section of The Free Dove lately, I’d recommend it. There’s no group to join, and you can pick up this recent addition along with several others.

Yellow Crochet Bikini

I knew I wanted to wear a cute bikini for this post, it is early days of summer and I’m longing for a trip to the beach. This applier bikini from Ashmoot is their exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. The package includes appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega compatible bodies. There is also a classic system layer top and bottom included. Anyone in the Fab Free group can get this gift at Ashmoot by wearing their Fab Free group tag and clicking the gift vendor.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Mutiny in Heaven – !MiH Phyde for FreeDove – FREE @The Free Dove

Skins –

  • Deluxe Body Shop – [DBF] Chioma skin : Omega appliers & Classic System Skin – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join
  • Deluxe Body Shop – [DBF] Saga skin : Omega appliers & Classic System Skin – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Bikini – AsHmOoT_S/S Coll_Crochet #03 SW/ BananaY – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

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Flirty and Free

Free as a Dove

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Every once in a while, when I’m out walking Ripley, he puts his nose to the ground, and pulls me with single-minded determination.   Usually when this happens, my hound with a nose for fashion is leading me toward a fabulous discovery.  I’ve learned to just follow his instincts, and I haven’t been disappointed yet.

Free as a Dove

Today my pal dragged guided me to The Free Dove, and stood outside, his tail wagging happily.   As a new resident to second life (back in the virtual dinosaur age), I used to visit the shop all the time, but I haven’t journeyed there for quite some time.  I’m so glad the pupster steered me in that direction because I was able to scoop up this free, summery, mini dress from M&M Style.  With a cheerful dark blue and white print, and slender shoulder straps, this frock is perfect for a casual summer day.  It has a body-skimming fit that will flatter your figure, and ends with a slightly flared skirt. Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, this dress comes in five sizes and one of them perfectly fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body.  An alpha layer is also tucked inside the package for those with classic avatars.

Thanks for the Reminder, Ripley!

There are many quality, free items at The Free Dove.  It’s well worth a visit.  I know I plan to return often to search for new Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  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 Moirah

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Earrings:  Cae Entwined Earrings

Necklace:  Cae Entwined Necklace

Dress:  M&M Style Jennifer Dress (free at The Free Dove)

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

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an Lar Poses

Sim:  Follow Your Bliss
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Just a Girl and Her Horse

A Girl and Her Horse
Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued to work our way through the Country Girl Hunt at Brii Underground, and we discovered the stylish Fabiola outfit.  Just like the Keli dress I showed {HERE} yesterday, this hunt gift will deck you out from head to toe…all for only 1 little Linden dollar.  I love the combination of turquoise and brown, especially on the embroidered vest, which offers a sexy peek at the skin on my midriff.  Snug fitting jean shorts emphasize the length of my legs and hug every curve, while the dangling strands of the belt offer a playful bit of movement.  The feathered cowgirl hat coordinates perfectly with the colors of the vest, and offers a welcome respite from the rays of the sun.  Polished brown boots with silver adornments finish off the look.  This rancher is ready to lead her horse to water….. in style!

What’s Included:

  • Fabiola Vest in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Fabiola Shorts in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layers for classic avatars
  • Maitreya Applier for Tights and Gloves (I left my hands bare)
  • Omega Applier for Tights and Gloves
  • Slink Applier for Tights and Gloves
  • Omega Applier for Fabiola Make Up – Catwa Head (not shown)
  • Make Up Tattoo layer for classic avatars
  • Fabiola Hat
  • Fabiola Scarf (not shown)
  • Fabiola Boots
  • Fabiola Belt
  • Optional Light (not shown)

All ten of the dollarbie gifts in this hunt are up for grabs until May 31st, so you have plenty of time to do some sleuthing of your own.  With Ripley’s talented nose, and the hints available by clicking the hunt sign in the Brii Underground store, locating all the rearing horses really didn’t take too long at all.  Since each package contains a complete outfit, you will come away with a versatile wardrobe perfect for a day on the farm, or a day of casual shopping.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Earring:  EarthStones Lora Earring Turquoise (oL at The Free Dove see the coordinating necklace {HERE})

Complete Outfit:  Brii Underground Fabiola Country Style (hunt prize for Country Girl Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Focus Poses

Sim:  Bella Pace
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ZZZZZZ

clearsleepJust five more minutes

It was all peachy and peaceful until 6:55AM…  This is my morning routine, done most days like clockwork.

6:55 AM – (opens one eye and tries to muffle the sound of the alarm clock with a pillow)

6:56 AM – (smacks randomly at the night stand trying to turn off “Walking on Sunshine, WHOAH” – misses it and gives up)

6:57 AM – (buries herself under the blankets, head and all, trying harder to hit the snooze button… ahhh  hits it! :))

7:00AM – (Alarm B goes off…  groans into pillow and admits defeat – FINE!)

A few years back, after learning there is just no avoiding the routine, I started setting my alarm five minutes ahead so I wasn’t late.  I believe I have scheduled myself 5 more minutes.  Whatever works, I say!  I was so comfy in my new nightie by United Color, having the most wonderful dream that I just didn’t want to get up, and I certainly didn’t want to change into day clothes, or go to work…  but alas I had to.

Are you a morning person?

Whether you are a morning person or not, you’ll look fantastic in this feminine little nightie.  The Midnight Dress in white is available as a FREE GIFT at The Free Dove in the lingerie section and comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to switch up the lace three different ways.  I zoomed in nice and close so you can see just how detailed the texturing is on this beautiful design.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya & Isis

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair –  Truth Ari
Lingerie – United Color Midnight Dress White (free / 0L @ The Free Dove)
Pose – DRD Boho Princess Bed

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Satin Stunner

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Hello Fab Folks! Do you have a special night ahead that requires a stunning gown on a budget?  Even if you don’t have an event penciled in your datebook, you never know what might arise and should be prepared just in case you need to dress in a flash!

How Does FREE Sound?

I found this lovely Strapless Gown by London Core at The Free Dove.  Its sleek design may be simple, but the beautiful blue (you know I love blue!!) satin texturing and added silver embellishments really do complete this gown.  In the folder, you’ll find XS-XL mesh sizes along with an alpha layer, should you require it.  You’ll find this gown near the back of The Free Dove in the formal attire section, priced at 0L – as is everything in the shop!

Enjoy your day!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Magika Plenty (free group gift / 0L / 150L to join)
Dress – London Core Strapless Gown Blue (free / 0L @ The Free Dove)
Necklace – Pixel Mode Pearl Necklace (NLA)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Rustic Retreat

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Spurs and Bling….It’s a Cow Girl Thing

Spurs and Bling....It's a Cowgirl Thing

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley, his pals, and I are taking a break from chores to show you the newest gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  A sassy, belted mini in a lovely shade of turquoise, Sue is a perfect sleeveless dress for a casual day.  With a high neckline and a loose fit, this frock offers comfort as well as style.  I love the dip in the hemline which shows a glimpse of thigh.  Best of all, Sue is completely free to Fab Free group members.  Just teleport over to The Beautiful Ones, swap over to your Fab Free tag, and tap the package.  It’s just that easy!

Sizes Included:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Hat:  Truth Hair Jill

Necklace:  EarthStones Lora Necklace (free gift at The Free Dove 0L)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Sue Belted Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  [hoorenbeek] Cowboy Boot Women’s Concho

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Bella Pace

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To Tell You The Truth…

Snapshot_001Just calling you all up to say “GURRRLS!  You have got to check out this Alaska Metro Hunt at The Free Dove!” 

You Really Must

If you STILL haven’t checked out the amazing hunt being hosted by The Free Dove – prizes courtesy of Alaskametro even after my last post, I am hoping this one will send you there!  It will take you just a few minutes to wander around and pick up 10 light pink glittery balloon hearts with free prizes inside…  and who knows what else you’ll find.  There is always so much going on there.

In my photo above you’ll see me displaying:

  • #5 – Bette Applier Lingerie
  • #6 – Rouge Hearts Glitter Nail Polish
  • #8 – Black Silk Stay Up Stockings

The Bette Lingerie can be worn all together or panties alone as per the applier hud options and is compatible with the following bodies:

  • System
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Omega

Let Your Hair Down… Or Not!

Truth Hawks of Truth wants you to have the choice to let your hair down or not, and he wants you to  have that choice for free!  He has just sent out his new group gift for February and it includes full fatpacks of colours in the Char (up-do) and HoneyAna (side messy braid) as shown in my photos below.  I really like both of these so much, I probably would have purchased them, so I am really glad I had joined that VIP group!  If you are not currently in the group, it will set you back 300L, however based on previous gifts you won’t be feeling financially stung a bit!

TruthFebGGYou got it…  This was day six of the stocking up on free-ish lingerie challenge!

More Lingerie For Valentine’s Day

  1. Tickled Pink
  2. In Mint Condition
  3. Make Him Purr
  4. Not Your Granny’s Panties
  5. Listen For The Siren’s Song

I’ll be back tomorrow with “Day 7!”

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Nail Applier – Alaskametro Rouge Hearts Glitter Nailpolish (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Char & HoneyAna (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Lingerie – Alaskametro Bette Applier Lingerie Cranberry (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)
Shoes – fri.day Audrey Pumps
Stockings – Alaskametro Black Silk Stayup Stockings (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)

Pose – FOCUS Poses Mesh Vanity Set (80L / marketplace)
Dog – JIAN Holiday Huskies (50L per play / instore gacha)

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In Mint Condition

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Good morning Fabulous Readers! In line with my last blog entry, I am showing off more lingerie today.  I may… just show lingerie every day until Valentine’s Day.  That sounds like a fun challenge to me :).  OK… so this is Day 2!

Making A Mint

If desire is what you seek, you’ll be making a mint in the very sultry Yvette Lingerie, and Black Silk Stay Up Stockings as shown in my photo, that can be found at The Free Dove for the Alaska Metro Free Dove Hunt.  There are 10 hidden pink heart balloons around the building that are set for 0L and you’ll find this Minty lingerie in #1 and the stockings in #8.  The Yvette Lingerie can be worn all together or alone as per the applier hud options and is compatible with the following bodies:

  • System
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Omega

Leave Him With a Glossy Kiss

#4 in the hunt is a fabulous six pack of lip glosses that are compatible with the following:

  • System
  • Catwa
  • Lelutka
  • Omega

I’ll be back to show you more of the prizes here on the blog, but if you’d like a preview of all of them, you can visit the Alaskametro offical blog for more details:  http://alaskametro-sl.com/2017/02/hunt-hot-makeover-february-free-dove-best-sl/

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Hair – Magika Heartbeat
Panties, Bra, Corset – Alaskametro Yvette Applier Lingerie – Mint (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)
Stockings – Alaskametro Black Silk Stay Up Stockings (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)
Lipstick – Alaskametro Glass Lipglosses (free / 0L / The Free Dove Hunt)
Pose by Strike A Pose

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Hazy Shade Of Winter

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Hi there Fabulous Readers!  I am so glad to be home after a nasty morning of trying to navigate first through the freshly dumped snow and treacherous icy roads, and then again in the supermarket where everyone appeared to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed.  I won’t even mention the events in the parking lot afterward… It’s still too fresh in my mind!  I was off work on Friday…  should have done it then! (head/desk)

A Supermarket Meltdown

I actually saw one man have a melt down in the salad dressing aisle when he realized that the elderly lady hogging the whole aisle that he had cleverly tried to avoid by skipping one row was now in front of him again.  Without any regard to who was around him, he just dropped his head to the handle of his shopping cart and groaned.  I nodded my head at him understandingly when he noticed I caught that and all either of us could do was laugh and look forward to following that woman’s buggy all the way through the entire store…  and we did.

Free As A Dove

When I got home, I wanted nothing more than a stiff drink lol, but it was too early for that so I decide a little blog therapy was in order!  I popped into Second Life and took a trip to The Free Dove where I found that Hilly Haalan has an amazing complete outfit set out there for all to pick up for FREE on the clothing table.

The Coco Outfit includes the following pieces all in mesh sizing with necessary alphas for those on the system body:

  • Sweater
  • Pants
  • Boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Purse

/me looks at the weather forecast…  MORE SNOW -.-

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Debra
Complete Outfit – Hilly Haalan Coco Outfit (free / 0L @ The Free Dove)
Dog – Jian Holiday Huskies (50L per play / instore gacha)
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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