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Besties Beach Day!

FabFree: Besties Beach Day

Hey there Fabulouses!  There is nothing better than a beach day with your besties and I called on our squad for some fun in the sun yesterday. Kat couldn’t make it, but hey… 4 out of 5 isn’t bad, right?  We’ll catch her next time.  I managed to snap a picture after much mayhem.  Beach balls were rolling away (Juli finally hunted it down in the water later), girls were fidgeting and dogs were jumping around… but I got that shot!

Budget Friendly Beachwear

We did have a great time at the Lost-Dreams beach, but it wasn’t all play!  We did think of you guys too and are going to share news about some budget friendly beachwear!  We are all wearing pieces from the Petite Mort California Gacha Set that is being featured at The Imaginarium Event!  This set is just 50L per play, you can purchase an additional 50L exclusive dress and…  grab the free group gift which Aline showed you in a previous post [HERE].

  • Love:  Rare CA Hoodie & Rare CA Capris – both come with texture change HUD options
  • Aline: CA Teal Fringe Top & CA Bright Shorts
  • Prudence: CA Beach Dress – 50L exclusive item
  • Julianna: Rare CA Hoodie & CA Dark Shorts

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Anais (instore gacha)
Eyes – Euphoric Magic Lenses (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eye Lashes – Euphoric Stella Lashes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Hair  –  Entwined Teagan
Hoodie – Petite Mort CA Hoodie (50L per play @ The Imaginarium Event)
Pants – Petite Mort CA Capri (50L per play @ The Imaginarium Event)
Shoes – VERSOV Sandov (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Aline is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier – Glam Affair Cate
Eyes – Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Hair  –  Magika Nina
Shirt – Petite Mort CA Red / Teal Fringe Tank (50L per play @ The Imaginarium Event)
Shorts – Petite Mort CA Bright Shorts (50L per play @ The Imaginarium Event)
Shoes – Empire Garnet

Pru is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Body Tattoos – The Ivory Rose I&R moth & moon tattoo /Seer tattoo
Mesh Head – Catwa Koura
Head Applier – Essences – Vanya
Eyes – Buzzeri – Celestial – Wolf
Hair  – TRUTH HAIR Damaris [Browns / Yellow Hibi]
Dress – Petite Mort CA Beach Dress – Exclusive (50L @ The Imaginarium Event)
Shorts – ^Upcycled^ Barely There Shorts Omega Appliers – 1L on the Marketplace 
Rollerskates – Focus Poses Roller Skates

Juli is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Hair  – Argrace – Mayu
Hoodie – Petite Mort CA Hoodie (50L per play @ The Imaginarium Event)
Shorts – Petite Mort CA Dark Shorts (50L per play @ The Imaginarium Event)

Poses by Focus Poses & Foxcity
Sim  – Lost-Dreams

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Alright Spring, Do Your Thing!

Spring is in the Air

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your Monday treated you well.  If not, I’ve got just the thing to cheer you up – how does a free outfit sound?  My jacket, knotted cropped top and leggings all came as a group gift over at the Scandalize shop.

Spring is in the Air!

Ripley and I took a trip over to the Fox Paradise sim and enjoyed the ocean view while we frolicked in the green meadow.  The Elva Outfit is just right for those early spring days where the morning starts out a bit brisk, but then temperatures warm throughout the day.  All three pieces are worn separately, so as the mercury rises, you can shed the jacket and just sport the sexy white top alone.  I love it when an outfit is flexible like that!  Speaking of flexibility, the package includes two different versions of the jacket (the blue one I am wearing as well as an all white one) and two variations of the leggings – solid white and ombre.  You even get a HUD with a ton of options for altering the color of the buttons on the jacket.  To pick up a copy of Elva for yourself, you need to be a member of the Scandalize group, which has a 100L join fee, but there is an entire wall full of gifts up for grabs, as well as some lucky boards, too.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

Paw-sitively Perfect

While we were shopping at Grumble, Ripley wandered over and started sniffing a tiny little pet bed and bone, which just so happened to be the hunt object for the Puppy Love Hunt.  The hunt is technically over, but luckily for me, the prize at Grumble is still available.  For just one Linden dollar, I scooped up a bauble which was right up my alley.  If you like fur babies as much as I do, this paw print dangling from a silver chain might be the ideal finishing touch to your outfit.  Don’t delay, though, because I’m not sure how much longer this will be up for grabs!

That’s a wrap for tonight.  Until next time, happy shopping (and hunting)!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Denim
Necklace:  Grumble Paw Necklace (prize in the Puppy Love Hunt – 1L)
Jacket, Top and Leggings:  Scandalize Elva Outfit (free gift for members of the Scandalize group – 0L/100L join fee)
Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Elephante Poses
Sim:  Fox Paradise

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A Gift From a Dove

Stand Tall

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  The pupster and I are popping in quickly to share this maxi skirt outfit that I picked up as a free group gift over at The Free Dove.  Way back when I was new to SL, someone introduced me to this marvelous shop, where I began my love affair with SL fashion.  Every so often, I return to check out the new arrivals, and this visit did not disappoint!  I came away with a swagger in my step and several new additions to my inventory.

She Has a Gypsy Soul

The Gypsy Swagger Outfit from Eclectique features a halter style top paired with a maxi skirt with a definite Bohemian vibe.  I love the deep, rich color scheme of this gift!  The two pieces can be worn separately, which adds to the versatility of the outfit.  The skirt features a darker waist panel with a drawstring bow hanging down, and a patterned fabric which ends in a slightly flared hemline.  The solid wine colored top echoes the predominant hue from the skirt.  You can pick up this boho-styled set for free, just for being a member of the Free Dove group.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Oksana
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Tobacco
Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Bahia Beauty
Bangles:  Zaara Indra Painted Stacked Bangles
Outfit:  Eclectique Gypsy Swagger Outfit (free gift at The Free Dove for members of the Free Dove Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion JIAN
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Lost Dreams

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It’s Still Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in really quickly today to share this adorable sweater dress/scarf combo.  I picked it up as a free gift over at S@BBiA just for being a member of the S@BBiA group (which, btw is completely free to join).  Featuring a cozy cable knit pattern, long sleeves and a thick scarf to keep out wintry winds, this is a perfect end of winter (a girl can hope, right?) outfit.  I love the soft dusty rose hue.  The gift includes a texture change HUD for the neckline and wrist cuffs, but I chose to keep them the same shade as the rest of the dress.  Many of the gifts that I come across are for mesh bodies only, but the Cable Knit Dress (in one size fits all) includes an alpha layer so those rocking classic avatar bodies will be able to sport this outfit just the same as those with mesh bodies.   Best of all, you get both the scarf and frock for free!  After I slipped into some thigh high boots, the pupster and I spent the late afternoon hours exploring the Rosehaven Dreaming sim.

What’s Included:

  • Cable Knit Dress (one size only)
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Texture Change HUD
  • Knit Scarf

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Kare
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Sweater Dress and Scarf:  S@BBiA Cable Knit Dress Pink (free gift for members of the S@BBiA group – 0L/0L to join)
Boots:  Pink Pearl Designs That’s My Girl Thigh High Ugg Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Juxtapose
Sim:  Rosehaven Dreaming

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My Valentine

My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, Fabulouses!  As you can see, I’m spending the holiday in the company of my true Valentine:  Ripely.  I found the perfect clothing for today as I was moving along the trail of the Puppy Love Hunt.  For just 1 Linden dollar and a bit of time hunting around the Southern Sass shop, I came away with a complete outfit.  Now that’s what I call budget-friendly fashion!

Casually Cute

To add the Puppy Love Sweatshirt and Skinny Jeans outfit to your inventory, you’ll be looking for the tiny pet bed concealed in the Southern Sass store.  The prize package includes a cozy sweatshirt with three quarter length sleeves and a cropped hemline.  Two red paw prints and the text “My dog IS my valentine” proclaim to the whole world who holds your heart.  Yep, the pupster certainly has me wrapped around his paw!  Coordinating skinny jeans match the red in the shirt’s graphic, and round out the outfit.  Each piece is worn separately, so you can mix and match with other items in your wardrobe if you like.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Our wish for you on this day of love is that you have a wonderful holiday today.  ❤  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Astra
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Apex
Pants and Top:  Southern Sass Puppy Love Sweatshirt and Skinny Jeans (prize in the Puppy Love Hunt – 1L)
Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Amethyst Cove

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There’s No Truer Love Than Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Hello there, Fabulouses!  In a recent post, Love stated that sweetness is her weakness, but for me, I would have to say my weakness is…. dogs and puppies!  No surprise there, right? 😉 While Ripley and I were enjoying a lazy afternoon at the NorderNey sim, I couldn’t resist scooping up this little ball of fluff for a quick cuddle before he left with his owner.  Isn’t he just adorable?  There’s nothing truer in the world than the love of a good dog, so it’s quite fitting that my top today features the word “LOVE.”

The Hunt Continues!

I picked up my cute tee for free over at the Valentine’s Hunt at the Justice store.  Until Valentine’s Day, you can search around the shop for 12 small hearts hidden all around.  Each of the hunt objects is set to sale for zero Linden dollars and contains a fantastic prize.  I’ve already shared a couple of them here and here.  If you have some spare time and are looking for some delightful gifts, I’d recommend you check out the event before it all comes to a close on Valentine’s Day.  The Brandy Shirt hugs your curves and features a gathered hemline with ties dangling down.  With a scoop neck and short sleeves, this is definitely a warmer weather top, but it was ideal for our trip to the shore.  A heart formed from black stripes, as well as the word “LOVE” spelled in bold, white letters complete the look.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Beatrix
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Shirt:  Justice Brandy Top (free prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Pants:  Just Because Jen Capris
Pose:  Q Poses (includes puppy)
Sim:  NorderNey

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A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Friday!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a sexy frock with you that you can pick up for free, just for being members of the BlackRose Fashion group.  This sophisticated dress features a sleek fit which hugs your curves, long sleeves and an off the shoulder style.  I really like the texture of the fabric because it’s not just a flat black; you can see realistic folds in the cloth which add visual interest.  Simple enough to be worn during the day, this dress can carry you right through date night was well – all you need to do is add a few glittering baubles and a pair of dressy heels, then you will be ready for a night on the town.  To pick up a free copy for yourself, activate your BlackRose Fashion group tag, teleport over to Blackrose Fashion and look for the vendor on the service desk.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in S, M, L (no alpha layer included)
  • Belleza Freya and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I always love visiting the Mystical Fae Forest.  It’s such a gorgeous sim!  Ripley made fast friends with two cute little lambs, and they are off frolicking in the long grass.  It’s just about time for us to head home for dinner.  I hope I can convince the pupster that his new pals will be right here waiting for us to return soon.  He’s having a blast, and I know he’s not going to want to leave.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Hair:  Truth Hair Joy (previously blogged {here} by Aline)
Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace
Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Off Shoulder Dress (free gift for members of BlackRose Fashion Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Let’s Do the Time Warp Again


After Hours

Hello There Fab Free! It’s good to be here. I feel like I have had such a weird week so far, though I couldn’t tell you what specifically was weird about it. Thankfully I have been able to do some shopping therapy, Fab Free style! Belle Epoque has this cute wiggle dress out as one of their group gifts, and I picked up a beautiful upper body tattoo inexpensively at Speakeasy for a modern pinup look. I hope you enjoy it!

The Dress – I love the mix of retro and modern present in this dress by Belle Epoque. The fabric has an almost latex like shine to it. This fun dress is a free group gift to Belle Epoque group members. The Belle Epoque group has a one time join fee of just 10 linden. This dress comes in a single Maitreya fit only.
Modern Pinup

The Tattoo – This beautiful floral upper body tattoo is just 50 lindens at the Speakeasy main store. I love how the beautiful roses come around the shoulders and connect in a bow. Also, I think the sphynx kitties near the shoulders are adorable! The tattoo comes in an Omega applier only with 3 opacity options.

Here are the details!

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Thelma – browns
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Ears – .:[PUMEC] :. – / Mesh Ears\ – August 2018 Group Gift – Originally Blogged Here
Skin – Essences – Vanya
EyesBuzzeri – [Buzz] Celestial Eyes – Wolf
Eye Makeup – ALMA Makeup – All Blacks – Catwa
Septum Piercing Boutique 187 #187# Septum 3 Rings – Past Group Gift – Originally Blogged Here 
LipstickLisa Walker – L.W MAGIC CRYSTAL LIP (CATWA) LIPSTICK 0.10
Tattoo – { Speakeasy } Feline Tattoo
Dress – Belle Epoque { Nagore } – Free Group Gift /Group is 10L to Join
Shoes – #EMPIRE – Cyclamen
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Poses by Indigo & Foxcity
Top Photo Location – Time Portal


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Shall We Dance, M’Lady?

A Night at the Ball

Hello there, Fabulouses! It’s not often that I opt to role play in SL, but Ripley happened to catch wind of fantastic his/her free matchy-matchy 18th century outfits that Stan and I just had to check out. If you are a role player in SL, these might be just up your alley! Each gift package includes everything you need from head to toe – all for free with no group join required!

For the Lady…

From wig and hat down to slippered feet, the ladies’ gift from St. Petersburg in SL/Chateau D’Esprit is a complete 18th century outfit perfect for a formal ball. I chose to wear just the gown, gloves, skirt, sleeves, bow and Sacque (kind of like a cape in back), but the gift folder also includes a color change wig, wrap, cap, stockings and slippers. I just love the frilly trim and lace as well as the generous hoop style skirt. I felt so elegant while wearing it! The best part of all was it was completely free and I didn’t have to join any group to pick it up!
Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic clothing layers (gloves, shoe base, stockings, top, underpants, underskirt, alpha layer)
  • Applier for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink
  • Omega Advanced Applier HUD
  • Sacque
  • Skirt
  • Right and left sleeves
  • Wig with color change HUD and hairbase
  • Cap
  • Slippers

And For the Gentlemen…

Although he grumbled about wearing a wig, I thought Stan looked dashing in his suit, which is a free gift from St. Petersburg in SL/Chateau D’Esprit. The men’s gift doesn’t have as many separate components like the ladies’ version, but it looks just as spectacular, and includes everything needed for a fantasy evening. From the powdered wig down to the buckled shoes, Stan was all set to go. He really appreciated the fact that he could throw all the clothing on with just one click. There was no need to mess around with adding different layers or separate clothing items. He simply had to decide to go with either the standard or no lace version of the suit and then add his wig. No fuss, no muss and then he was pacing, waiting for me to finish getting ready. Isn’t that the way it always goes? 😉

What’s Included:

  • M Suit
  • M Suit (no lace)
  • Alpha layer
  • Wig

We’re off to enjoy an evening of waltzing and role play. Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley and Stan)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone
Head Applier: YS&YS Kira
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Hair: Truth Hair Lady
Outfit: St. Petersburg in SL Chateau D’Esprit Freebie Gown (free gift/no group required – 0L)
Pose: Click Poses and Props Dance with Me
Sim: Comhar

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body: Belleza Jake
Mesh Head: Catwa Daniel
Head Applier: Birth Shadow
Outfit (includes wig): St. Petersburg in SL Chateau D’Esprit Freebie Suit (free gift/no group required – 0L)
Pose: Click Poses and Props Dance with Me
Sim: Comhar

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That Friday Feelin’

That Friday Feelin'

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Friday!  I’m popping in to share a free gift with you as well as a time sensitive special offer.  When I put the two together, a good friend of mine actually thought they were sold as a set.  I think they create just the free-spirited boho vibe I wanted to start off my weekend.  I hope you like the combination as much as I do!

First, that Hippie Vibe

My gray Anna Jeans with the colorful bell bottoms sit low on the hips, and hug your curves before gradually widening to a generous hemline.  I know I’m probably gonna date the real me, but when I was a child, bell bottoms were IN, and I just loved the swish swish they made as I walked.  I adore this vintage style!  Featuring rivets and a buttoned waistline, these faded jeans have that comfy, well-worn feel straight out of the package.  Best of all, they are a free gift from ALB Fashion.  To pick up a pair for yourself, simply activate your FabFree group tag, and tap the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Next the Lacy Perfection

To show off the low rise waist of my pants, I knew I wanted a cropped top, but I just couldn’t find one in my inventory that was the right hue.  Of course, this meant one thing………shopping!  As per my usual on Fridays, I checked out this week’s offerings for Fifty Linden Friday, and spotted the Pico Top in Sunny from A N E  Main Store, and I knew this was just what I was looking for!  With a light, airy texture perfect for my escape to summer, cute little side ties draping down, and a buttery hue that seemed to be made to go with my bell bottoms, I happily paid the 50L and teleported home to try it on.  Sometimes the color on the vendor picture is not quite a match for the actual hue of the item, so I crossed my fingers.  It was a perfect match!  Actually, the folder contains two versions of the Pico top, so you get a brown color as well as the sunshiney shade.   The shirt is made specifically for the Maitreya body, so if you have a different body type, it might not work for your avatar.  The only caveat is, this is a deal for Friday only, so if you like this top as much as I do, scurry on down to the shop before it’s too late!

Ripley has been worriedly eyeing my balancing act on these old timbers, so I’d better hop down before he goes into full blown rescue mode.  He is itching to go off and explore the rest of the Soul 2 Soul sim.  It’s so beautifully landscaped and we are both eager to check it out.  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:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Truth Hair Valentina
Top:  A N E Main Store Pico Top (special offer for Fifty Linden Friday – 50L)
Pants:  ALB Fashion Anna Jeans Hippie (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sandals:  Fri.day Faith Sandals in pearl (I couldn’t find these in the shop – not sure if they are still available)
Pose:  Purple Poses
Sim:  Soul 2 Soul Isle of Love

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