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Anchors Away

Anchors Away

It’s a beautiful morning for sailing with a special someone. And when I got the notice for the latest Hilly Haalan group gift, I knew I’d found the perfect outfit!

Yes, I said “outfit.” This very generous gift includes:

  • Pants – sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Top –¬†sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Shoes – sized for Slink and Maitreya high feet
  • Wristband bracelet (touch to resize)
  • Clutch purse

And just like that, I’m ready for my date! ūüėÄ

Hilly Haalan - GIFT ALIDA SET

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join, and there are tons of past gifts to pick up.

Enjoy!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Glossy Eyeshadows (March Powder Pack)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glamour Gloss Nudes (March Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Taren / with Hat
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Complete Outfit: Hilly Haalan Alida Set (group gift / free to join)
Pose: aDORKable Poses (no longer available)
Location: Fishers Island Yacht Club

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Take Me Home Country Roads

Take Me Home Country Roads

Hello, Fab Readers! Just a quick post to share the newest group gift from COCO DESIGNS. The Denim Jumpsuit has a pocket¬†on each side, some nice detail stitching, and a really sexy cutout in the back. There is also a dark blue denim¬†version in the box if you prefer your denim a bit newer looking. ūüôā

Sizes include:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

The COCO group is free to join, and there are TONS of past group gifts still out for you to pick up.

Enjoy!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tori (group gift / 350L to join / originally shown HERE by Kat)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Outfit: *COCO* Denim Jumpsuit (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Edie Sandals (featured @ Kustom9)
Pose: Q Poses (pose prop on sim)
Location: The Mill

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Follow Your Butterflies

Follow Your Butterflies

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers! ¬†After a long first week back to work in RL, it sure was nice to have a quiet moment with the pupster on the front porch. ¬†When a butterfly alighted on my outstretched hand, that moment became pure magic, but I should have expected that since I was standing in Luane’s World – a romantic, magical sim.

The Dress

My frock today is the latest free gift from Mooh! for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  The Strapless Spring Dress features a soft lavender bodice, and a white skirt adorned with an elegant purple and lavender butterfly.  It was perfect for a late summer morning exploring with Ripley.  I love the delicate double strap detail at the neckline, which is echoed on the deeply plunging back.  With mesh and fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh body types, this outfit will fit almost any avatar.  Best of all, the Fab Free group is completely free to join, so you can scoop up this little number for a song!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

The Necklace

My Mesh Whimsical Butterfly Necklace from ~{Sasha Lee}~ is part of a set that I picked up on the Marketplace for only 49L.  It features a long, silver chain, and a silver butterfly with a diamond studded body, and opalescent jewels embedded in its wings.  Matching earrings complete the set, but I chose not to wear them for my photo.  It seemed like it was almost made to go with my lovely new dress!

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 Tessa (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Moles and Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Dress:  Mooh! Strapless Spring Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group Р0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  ~{Sasha Lee}~ Whimsical Butterfly Necklace (49L on the Marketplace)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Butterfly: ¬†Luane’s World Butterfly on Hand pose (I am not using the pose, just the butterfly)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim: ¬†Luane’s World

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What Does’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Makes You Stronger

Happy weekend, fabulous readers — I hope you all are having a wonderful, relaxing summer! I’m still around and so happy to be back on the blog! I spent most of July sick in bed with a nasty respiratory infection, but I’m much better now (I hope) and glad to be back on my feet. With Carson sick too, this sure hasn’t been a good summer for the health of Fab Free bloggers!¬†:/

I’ve got a couple of things to show you today, starting with this sexy dress from I. M. Collection. Annette comes in Fitmesh sizes S-L, as well as for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. This one is a group gift, but if blue is not your color, there are some lovely versions in pink and gray for just 100L.

Makes You Stronger

Izzie’s put out these gorgeous eye appliers for the July VIP group gift. They come in 9 different colors and include mesh eyes with a HUD, as well as appliers for Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega eyes.

I should point out that my nails are also a group gift from Hello Dave. 6 colors are included, with appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega hands.

One more thing: Fri.day is having a Summer Flash Sale this weekend until August 6th at 11 p.m. SLT, and lots of sandals will be on sale for just 50L! Not the ones I’m wearing here, unfortunately, but if you like them, you can pick them up at the current round of Uber. ūüôā

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Glam Affair Milena (featured @ Ultra)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Eyes Applier: Izzie’s Yonder Eyes Fantasy (group gift / 250L to join)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Necklace: Izzie’s Layered Necklace Gacha #B4 (50L gacha)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dariela
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Nails Applier: Hello Dave Sunrise Sunset (group gift / 100L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: I.M. Collection Annette (group gift / 50L join)
Shoes: fri.day Tania Sandals (featured @ Uber)
Pose #1: Artis Wall Posing Prop
Pose #2: InDiGo
Location: Comhar Free Public Photo Studio

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Spread Your Wings and Let the Fairy in You Fly

Spread Your Wings...

Hello Fabulouses! ¬†Ethereal, enchanted, exotic…….all describe my appearance today – thanks to the latest Fab Free group gift from Rowena’s Designs. ¬†If you are in the mood for something mythical and out of the ordinary, Ripley and I have a Fabulous Find that is right up your alley. Best of all, since the Fab Free Group’s join fee is 0L, this outfit can be yours completely for free.

A Little Magic Can Take You a Long Way

Rowena Designs’ free, magical Fairy Dress comes complete with gossamer, translucent wings and a color change HUD. ¬†I opted for lavender, so I could coordinate with the delicate butterfly which alighted on my hand, but I could have just as easily selected red, green, pink or blue. One thing I love about the HUD is it allows you to color the top, skirt, and wings separately, so you can mix and match textures for a myriad of combinations. ¬†With sizes for classic avatars as well as mesh bodies, this gift is sure to fit almost everyone. ¬†It’s perfect for role play, or just a fun, fantasy look to change things up.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (I did not see an alpha layer in the package)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Here’s hoping your weekend is filled with magical fun. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier: ¬†Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free July group gift for Truth VIP members first blogged HERE РoL/350L join fee)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Outfit (wings, top and skirt): Rowena’s Designs Fairy Dress (free gift for Fab Free Group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose (includes butterfly): Luane’s World Believe in Magic

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Happy Birthday, AnaLee!

Gypsy Girl

Hello Fabulouses! ¬†I’ve been so busy with preparing for my return to work in RL that I almost missed this Fabulous Find. ¬†Thank goodness the pupster was paying attention to the group notices popping up on my screen! When I saw the group gift at Lamu, I was so excited to discover that it contained a complete outfit from head to toe.

Gypsy Soul

AnaLee Balut, the talented designer at ALB Dream Fashion, is celebrating her birthday month by sharing a special, free treat with members of the Lamu Group Рa gorgeous frock with a decidedly bohemian vibe.  The Nur Dress features a halter-style top, which leaves your midriff bare above a a flowing maxi skirt.  The soft colors and decorative motif lend the outfit a romantic appeal.  I love the added detail of the ties which wrap around the waist!  This gift includes the emerald armlets, rose-gold bangles, and high heels in my picture, as well as a green diamond necklace, a hat, glittering glasses, and a flexi attachment for the skirt, which I opted not to wear for my photo shoot.  I was quite pleased with the carefree, gypsy feel of my finished look.  Best of all, the Lamu Group is completely free to join!  Happy Birthday to you, AnaLee!  Thank you for such a lovely gift!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Insol Candy

Hair:  Truth Hair Fire

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Complete Outfit (includes jewelry and shoes):  ALB Dream Fashion AnaLee Balut NUR Gown (free group gift for Lamu Group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: ¬†Luane’s Magical World

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Easy Silence

Easy Silence

Happy Friday, Fabulouses! ¬†Ripey and I are enjoying the easy silence at Borneo Isle while we tell you about two free group gifts to get your weekend off to a fantastic start. ¬†I think you’ll love both of them as much as I do.

Free Tresses

My loosely braided locks, called Tori, are the latest free group gift from Truth Hair for VIP members. ¬†With a full fatpack of all colors, plus a stylist HUD, you have so many options to choose from. ¬†Featuring long, side-swept bangs that frame each side of your face, this soft, casual hairstyle is ideal for a day of relaxing by the shore. ¬† Although the Truth VIP group has a 350L join fee, Truth Hawks generously gifts members with a full fat-pack of a hairstyle each month. ¬†In addition, the group chat is quite active and friendly, and I’ve picked up a number of tips and pointers. ¬† I really look forward to reading the chat messages each day.

Casual Summer Stylin’

At Rowena’s Designs, I scooped up this adorable Angie crop top and belted shorts outfit, which is a free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group. ¬†With a floral print, spaghetti style straps, and a loosely flowing hemline, this top is sure to be a summer staple in my wardrobe from now on. ¬†I opted for a charcoal print and black shorts, but the gift includes a color change HUD for both the top and shorts with 6 hues ranging from green, red, blue, purple, and brown as well as the black. ¬†The shorts feature a buckled strap on the sides and a tantalizing glimpse of skin. ¬†The snug fit of the shorts contrasts beautifully with the ruffled top. ¬†The MGSN Group has no join fee, so you can add this cute set to your inventory completely for free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free group gift for Truth Hair VIP Group 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Circle Drop Necklace

Top and Shorts: ¬†Rowena’s Designs Angie Crop Top and Shorts (free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (available at Collabor88)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Borneo Isle

Tune:  Easy Silence by the Dixie Chicks

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?

Happy Wednesday, Fabulous Readers! Today, Ripley and I bring your our final find from The Cart Wash Sale. ¬†You’ll find my lovely White Magic frock at the Baci Shop. ¬†I know, I know, you’re probably thinking “Time to get your eyes checked, Kat – that dress is NOT white!” ¬†I felt like being the Lady in Red today, so I used the texture change HUD, which is tucked inside the package, to alter the hue of my dress to this deep crimson. ¬†If red is not your color, you have 8 other options available to you, including white. ¬†Featuring side cut outs, fastened with buckle straps, and a generously flared skirt, this summer dress will keep you pleasantly cool on the hottest afternoon.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • ¬†Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I hope the rest of your week goes smoothly for 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 Medison

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

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection

Hair and Hat:  Truth Hair Taren (available at Uber Рlink is for the cam shopping sim)

Dress:  Baci Shop White Magic (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  KC Couture Joliette Heels for Slink High and Belleza (50L promo price on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  The Yorkshire Dales
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The Digging-est Dog

The Digging-est Dog

Hello Fabulouses! ¬†After our disaster at the Hobbiton sim, in which a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, excavated a flower garden without permission, Ripley and I decided to spend the rest of the weekend at a “dig-friendly” environment – the beach. ¬†As you can see in my photo, the sand was soon flying after being churned by furious paws, but I didn’t have to worry about the untimely death of roses.

Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

Clad in another of our Cart Wash Sale discoveries, I was ready to enjoy some sun.  For only 10L each, my Hot Summer Top and Shorts from Marquesse made the perfect, budget-friendly, casual outfit for a day at the shore.  My cropped top featured a knitted pattern, spaghetti straps, and sexy criss-cross lacing.  The floral texture of my shorts echoed the raspberry hue of my top, and contained plenty of pockets to hold essentials for an afternoon outing.  I like the realistic details of the button fly closure, seam stitching, and rivets.  I could see pairing these shorts with a white, lavender or light blue tank for a bit of variety.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I’m going to hang out here, relax for the rest of the day, and maybe catch some z’s in the shade of a palm tree. ¬†Ahhh, this is the life! ¬†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:  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 Junia

Sunglasses:  Truth Hair Karlie Sunnies

Necklace:  EarthStones Grateful Necklace in Ramble on Rose (75L upstairs in the Bargain Loft)

Top:  Marquesse Hot Summer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Marquesse Hot Summer Pants (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Sandals:  Illi Meriel Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Sweet Cherries

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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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