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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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One Magical Winter Day

One Winter Day

Hello Fabulouses!  I’m finally feeling better and am so glad to be back to blogging again.  I’ve missed you!  Ripley and I celebrated our return to SL by exploring the trail of the Magical Winter Hunt.  At C!L Botique, we discovered this gorgeous winter gown for just 1 Linden dollar, plus a bit of time searching.  Trust me, this outfit is well worth the effort to locate the hunt object, which is a snowflake.

Winter Elegance

Everything I have on in the photo is included in the hunt prize, as well as a cape that I opted not to wear.  Featuring an ivory color scheme and delicate details, I would have happily paid way more than one Linden dollar for it.  I just love the shoulder cut outs which offer a glimpse of skin while still leaving long sleeves to keep your arms warm.  The gown itself features a silvery trim and a beautifully detailed, ornate texture.  Its long train sweeps the ground, which makes it quite suitable for formal events.  The fluffy cap is sure to keep your head toasty warm on the chilliest winter day.  I have to say, this outfit has to be one of my most favorite hunt prizes!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ 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 Cinnamon
Outfit (includes hat):  C!L Boutique Magical Winter Gown (prize in the Magical Winter Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Rosehaven Estates

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New Year, Fresh Start

New Year's Walk

Hello Fabulouses!  So, one of my goals for the New Year is to go for more walks and get some more exercise.  Since I’m still sick in RL (started antibiotics today, so I should be feeling better soon), I’m gonna have to get today’s exercise on SL.  Ripley and I went for a stroll over at the Lemon Beach sim.  I can’t always say that I would wear the outfits I blog on SL in RL, but I definitely would wear today’s!

A Jeans and Hoodie Kind of Day

I love my real life jean jacket and I was super excited to see that Complex is offering a Denim Jacket/Hoodie combo as a free group gift.  Fellas, this is designed for you all, but I just had to have it for myself (sorry, Stan, but you can go get your own – did I mention it’s FREE?).  The best part about this set is that it comes with a texture change HUD so you can alter the color of the hoodie and its lining.  You’ll have 11 choices for the hoodie, which include patterns as well as solids, and 4 options for the lining.  The jacket comes in one size only – fitted, but as you can see, I was able to wear it just fine on my Maitreya mesh body.  Since it’s from a men’s clothing store, I’m sure it will work just as well for the guys, too.  There is no alpha layer for classic avatars, but it’s worth a shot if you have a classic avi, after all, it is completely free.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you have to be a member of the Complex Updates Group, but there is no join fee.

I hope you are having a great week.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)  

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Truth Hair Jacica
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Jacket/Hoodie:  Complex Denim Jacket/Hoodie (free gift for members of the Complex Updates Group – 0L/0L to join)
Jeans:  Sin Original Bethany Jeans in Onyx (10L at the Winter Wonderland Cart Wash Sale – sale ended yesterday, but the display is still there today)
Boots:  Maitreya Stagioni Boots in Coal
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Lemon Beach

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Just a Delicate Snowflake

Delicate Snowflake

Hello dear Fab Free’rs! It’s been a minute since I said thank you for being here, so thank you so much! Really, there’d be no point to the Fab Free blog without you. That said, I’m happy I get to be here too! I still cannot get over how much there is going on this Holiday Season. I don’t know why, it is probably like this every year, but each year it always seems pleasantly overwhelming. So many gifts and inexpensive finds, so little time! haha Yep, it’s a good problem to have. For today’s post I picked up a few gifts at Redeux and I couldn’t resist another stop at The Cart Sale. As always, I’ll have all the information below.

P.S. Redeux ends on the 21rst so don’t wait! 

The Romper – This little black romper with ruffled shorts is the free Redeux group gift by The Forge. Simply wear your Redeux group tag and click the gift waiting at The Forge’s event booth. The Redeux group is free to join if you’re not a member. This cute little number comes in a single unlabeled mesh size. It fit Pru’s Maitreya Lara body almost perfectly, so that would be my “size” guess.

The Facial Piercings – Axix also has a gift at this round of Redeux. Their free gift is this set of unique triangle shaped facial piercings positioned below the eyes and under the lower lip. They come in the gold color shown, and can be resized and positioned. I would definitely consider them to be a unisex accessory. Again you will need the Redeux group tag to get this gift.

The Snowflake Tattoos – These pretty snowflake upper body tattoos are one of 10 linden items available at The Cart Sale by InnerJoy Love Tattoos. The tattoo comes in an Omega applier, a Maitreya applier, and a classic system tattoo layer. I love when designers continue to include classic layers with their applier products!

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH Farryn – Selection
Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin –  Essences – Vanya
Eyes –  [Buzzeri] Celestial Eyes – Wolf
Facial Piercings – ::Axix:: Enigma Piercings {Gold} – Free Gift @Redeux / Redeux Group is Free to Join 
Romper – [The Forge] Mary, Black – Free Gift @Redeux / Redeux Group is Free to Join 
Tattoos – InnerJoy Love Tattoos – Snowflake Tatt-Pac*IJL* – 10L @The Cart Sale
Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chair – [noctis] The Boston leather deco chair
Pose by Foxcity

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Keep Calm

Keep Calm

Hello Fab Free’rs! Does any one know what day it is? I am feeling the hectic side of the holidays and sometimes I don’t know if I am coming or going! Luckily I have you guys, some good friends, and a cup of hot tea to remind me to slow down a minute and relax. I also get to take the time to share with you more fantastic Cart Sale finds and a fun addition from the Holiday Ho Ho Ho hunt.

The Sweater & Boots – Even my shoes are telling me to be calm today! These boots by De’Fient Unicorn are available at The Cart Sale and the best part (in my opinion) is the message on the sole of the shoe. It reads “Keep Calm and Activate Unicorn Power.” These shoes come in Maitreya and Slink sizes, and include a color change hud with 5 preset options. Also at the De”Fient Unicorn Cart Sale booth is this pretty playful sweater dress. I chose to wear it with jeans because, baby it’s cold outside! It comes in several mesh sizes and has a texture change hud with 5 patterned/graphic options to choose from. Also, this item has an alpha layer and is suitable for classic avatars!

Sweater Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Ebody, TMP, Fitmesh (XS-XL), Model M, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus) Ocacin, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass)

The Headband – This cute pink wire reindeer antler headband is one of several 5 linden Holiday Ho Ho Ho hunt prizes at Oleander. Each of the 5 prizes includes 2 head accessories. There are two types of headbands, and fuzzy earmuffs to be found. You just need to find the “hidden in plain sight” little blue stars at the Oleander shop. I added a copy of the Holiday Ho Ho Ho hunt key for Oleander below. Happy Hunting!

Here are the details, enjoy!

Headband – !Oleander ~ Deer Wire Headband [Pink] – 5L Holiday Ho Ho Ho Hunt Prize
Hair – TRUTH Farryn – Selection
Head –  GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic
SkinEssences – Lora (Genus) – Currently @Kustom9
Sweater – De”Fient Unicorn – *DU*Wynter’s Sweater Dress – 10L @The Cart Sale
JeansBlueberry – Melanie Jeans – Cutie Bootie
Boots – De’Fient Unicorn – *DU*Wynter Combat Boots – 10L @The Cart Sale
Chair – Trompe Loeil – Amelia Loveseat Fabric White
Pose by Foxcity
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Get Ready for Cookies and Cocoa

The Song the Heart Sings

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I decided to check out the Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt this week.  One thing I love about this hunt is if you have time to invest in searching around for the hunt object, which is a gingerbread man, you can pick up some fabulous prizes for just one little Linden dollar each.  If you are in a hurry, or if you just can’t locate the elusive cookie, you have the option to pay 25 Linden dollars and scoop up the prize.

Just Waiting for a Waltz to Begin

I guess I must have attending holiday parties on my mind, because our first discovery while hunting is this lovely formal frock from Georg Bellic Design.  The Belle Gown hugs your curves, but has a wide, sweeping hemline to make it easy to glide gracefully across the dance floor.  Its sleeveless design shows off your slender arms and its open back contrasts beautifully with the full coverage on the front.  Elegant silvery feathers scattered across the background fabric provide a glimmering accent.  The prize package includes styles for popular mesh body avatars as well as versions for classic avatars, so there is something for everyone.  A coordinating men’s outfit is also tucked inside the package.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

We’re off to do some more exploring, and will return soon with another Fabulous Find.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ 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 Caralisa
Dress:  Georg Bellic Design Belle Gown (prize in the Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  L2 Studio and LHOOQ Gallery

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And Just Like That The Season Changed

Pretty in Plaid
Hello Fabulouses, and happy Sunday evening!  After a long holiday weekend filled with family events, Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to share this lovely fringed mini dress with you.  It’s a free gift for members of the Evil Bunny Hunts Group and is available at the Black Friday Bazaar.  There’s a catch though – the bazaar runs only for two more days, so if you fancy this dress for yourself, I’d suggest heading over to the event soon.

Pretty in Plaid

I came across the Holiday Fringe Dress, my favorite discovery of the event, at the Changing Seasons booth.  This curve hugging frock features slender shoulder straps and a fun black fringe which decorates the neckline.  I really like the deep navy background and how it is criss-crossed with black and pale blue stripes in a diamond pattern.  This little number is dressy enough for a date night, depending on how you accessorize, but also suitable for casual day wear as well.  Best of all, it is completely free!  All you need to do to pick up a copy for yourself is head on over to the Black Friday Bazaar, activate the Evil Bunny Hunts group tag (don’t worry – it’s free to join) and tap the vendor.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh body avatars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I’m off to finish tackling the dreaded Laundry Mountain.  I don’t know if you have the same problem in your world, but it seems like I turn my back for just a moment and poof! the thing just grows and grows.  Wish me luck, I’m going in!  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 Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Truth Hair Oksana
Jewelry:  Cae Original Mesh Jewelry Chelsea Necklace and Earrings
Dress:  Changed Seasons Holiday Fringe Dress (free gift for members of the Evil Bunny Hunts Group at the Black Friday Bazaar – 0L/0L to join)
Boots:  KC Couture Xena Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Lyrium
Sim:  Sweet Tooth

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Time Out for Beachcombing

Oceanside

Hello there Fabulouses!  Today, Ripley and I spent a lazy afternoon beachcombing over at the Sanctuary Isle sim.  I found a few pieces of sea glass to add to my collection, and the pupster found several seagulls to play with chase.  Eventually, they got him all tuckered out as you can see in my photo, so we decided to pause to tell you all about two gifts that I picked up for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.

Did You Say Free, Kat?

Yup, I sure did!  The latest free gift for Fab Free members from Petry Model Store is this adorable GSU Outfit, which is ideal for an escape to a sun-filled island.  The teensy top provides plenty of opportunity to soak up some rays, while still keeping your bits covered.  I really like the soft shade of blue!  The coordinating shorts feature a tied belt around the waist in a slightly darker hue.  Although they look absolutely perfect paired together, you can wear the shirt and shorts separately for added versatility.  Given the chilly temperatures in RL that I am dealing with, it sure was a treat to slip into a skimpy outfit and head to the shore!  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply switch to your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to the shop, and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

A Bit of Sparkle and Shine

To complete my look, I added a Floral Pendant Necklace and Earrings from Beloved Jewelry.  This jewelry set is also completely free for members of Fabulously Free in SL, and I have to tell you, it’s just so pretty!  Compose of a large sapphire surrounded by delicate silvery petals suspended on an intricately detailed silver chain, this collection can be an elegant finishing touch to a formal outfit, or a bright pop of bling for a more casual look.  Either way, you will look amazing!  I pulled my hair back and snapped a close up so you can get a better look:

Sapphire Blue

I’m off to whip up something for dinner.  Too bad I didn’t start up a crock pot before we headed out the door this morning! We’ll be back soon with another fabulous find to share with our favorite readers.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Truth Hair (full body shot)  Oksana (close up shot) Daphne
Necklace and Earrings:  Beloved Jewelry Floral Pendant Earrings and Necklace (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Top and Shorts:  Petry Model Store Outfit GSU (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle

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