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The Magic of a Red Dress

Hey You With The Red Dress On

Happy Weekend, Fab Free! I hope you are finding time to relax and take it easy. Ripley and I discovered a new-to-us store this week called Celestinas Weddings. The generous designer is currently offering this stunning outfit as a free gift to members of the Celestinas group, which is free to join. Everything I’m wearing in my photo, from the gorgeous diamond earrings to my high heels, is included in the gift, plus a really pretty bouquet to hold that I chose not to wear for my pic.

Everything for Free

Although this looks like a gorgeous gown, Valentina is actually composed of two separates – a lacy, long sleeved top and an elegant, full length, curve-hugging skirt. The crimson-hued fabric of the skirt has a slight sheen and is accented with lighter red areas which resemble drops of dew on rose petals. I love the look of the slightly flared hemline, which sweeps just above the floor. The sheer top features a scalloped edge. The two components pair beautifully together, but can also be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe. Large, dangling heart shaped diamond earrings and delicate gem studded heels, also tucked into the gift folder, complete the look. A bouquet of roses and babies’ breath tied with a simple red ribbon can be added to your left hand if you so desire. To pick up a copy of this free ensemble for yourself, teleport over to Celestinas Weddings, activate the group tag, and tap the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass

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: Exile Lana (available at Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Complete Outfit (includes heels and earrings): Celestinas Weddings Gift Valentina Top and Skirt (free gift for members of the Celestinas Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion: JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Tuty’s Mocap Animations
Sim: Lost Dreams
Song: Red Dress by Magic!

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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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This is My Happy Place

Finding Sanctuary

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Sunday!  Ripley and I are taking a quick break from the Valentine’s Hunt over at Justice to show you another of the free prizes from the hunt.  I know I said the Opal Tank was my favorite, but maybe, just maybe, I’ve found a new fave!  I don’t know whether this qualifies as a bathing suit, or lingerie, but the pupster decided it was time to play with his seagull friends, and led me to the shore on Sanctuary Isle…. so a bathing suit it is!

Red Hot

Harley, Valentine’s Hunt prize #8 at the Justice store, is a skimpy, super sexy bathing suit (or piece of lingerie) in a gorgeous crimson hue.  Complete with gleaming silver chain accents, this spicy little number is just right for a day of fun whether inside or out.  Best of all, after just a small investment of time, you can pick it up completely for free!  All you have to do is locate the heart shaped hunt object concealed somewhere in the store.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

After we enjoy the picnic lunch we’ve brought along on our beach getaway, Rip and I plan to return and try to ferret out some more of those elusive hearts.  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:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Outfit:  Justice Harley (free prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle

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Searching for a Beautiful Heart

In My Heart

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Have you heard about the hunt going on over at the Justice store?  Ripley caught wind of it, and we decided to check it out.  There are 12 hearts hidden around the store priced at just zero linden dollars each.  The pupster and I haven’t yet located all of the hunt items, but the top I am wearing in my photo today is my favorite prize so far!

When in Doubt, Wear Red

The Opal Tank is a cute little number which features super thin spaghetti straps, a satiny sheen and a belt to emphasize your waistline.  A generous hem with softly pleated folds fit perfectly over my capris.  The crimson hue (one of my favorite colors) is just right for Valentine’s day!  The free hunt package, which happens to be prize number 12, contains versions for a number of mesh body types.  For just an investment of time spent hunting in the Justice store, you’ll come away with a vibrant top that I’m sure will become a warmer weather favorite!  The hunt runs until Valentine’s Day, so you have plenty of time to teleport to the shop and do a little sleuthing for yourself.  If you get stumped, you can find hints on the Justice web page, here.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Lasso My Heart for Infinity

What would a Valentine’s Day outfit be without a heart shaped pendant?  I found exactly what I was looking for over at the Grumble store for just 59 Linden dollars.  With a bright red heart dangling from a dark cord decorated with the infinity symbol, this bauble coordinated well with my new top.  If you’d prefer a different color, you can pick up a silver, pink or gold version for just 59 Linden each.  Although it’s just right for V-day, I know I’ll wear this necklace over and over throughout the year.

Back to the Hunt…

Ripley and I are going to head back to Justice and see if we can discover the rest of the elusive hearts scattered throughout the store.  Wish us luck!  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Grumble Heart Lasso Necklace (59L)
Top:  Justice Opal Tank (free hunt prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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At the Meadow’s Edge

Meadow's Edge

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m super excited to share a lovely dress that I picked up as a free group gift. This full length frock is striking and chic – perfect for a fancy evening or just a stroll along the meadow to collect some flowers.

Timeless Elegance

The Dora Dress from Virtue features a strapless bodice, a sleek fit, and a coordinating bow to accentuate your waist.  Its coral hue is soft and flattering to the complexion.  This beauty hugs your curves, yet has a slight flare at the hemline to make movement easy-peasy.  I love the simple design, which allows you the opportunity to embellish with accessories to your heart’s content, or to keep things more minimalistic and polished.  To add Dora to your wardrobe, you need to be a member of the Third Life group, which has a 10L join fee, but members can gather gifts from a variety of merchants across the grid, so it’s well worth the cost.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • eBody
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy/Fine

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Persephone
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection
Dress:  Virtue Dora Dress (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Bouquet:  [[RH]] Design House Old Rose Bouquet
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Opulence Poses
Sim:  Wild Edge

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Fireside Happiness

Fireside

Happy Sunday evening, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  While wandering the grid, Ripley and I came across a sexy little gift perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.  The generous designer over at Suna Design is offering the entire outfit I’m wearing above, including necklace and strappy heels, as a free present for members of the Suna Design group.

Sizzling Sensuality

Featuring a plunging neckline, a curve hugging fit, and laced cut outs in the skirt, the Kim mini dress is sure to draw appreciative glances your way.  A swirling design decorates the fabric, which fades from light to dark red along the length of the frock.  The two tiered necklace helps to emphasize its low neckline, and slender high heels show off your shapely legs.  The folder includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, so there is something in here for everyone.  It’s a real treat to have an entire ensemble with clothing, jewelry and shoes all in one neat little package, and to top it all off, this is completely free!  You do have to be a member of the Suna Design group to pick this up, but the group has a zero Linden dollar join fee.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Heels for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink and TMP

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:  Tram I0116 (available at Uber)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Outfit (includes necklace and heels) Suna Design Kim Dress (free gift for members of the Suna Design group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Luane’s Magical World

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You’ll Find Me Where Flowers Bloom

Flower Girl

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I’m popping in quickly to share a long hairstyle that I picked up as a free group gift as well as a pretty off-the-shoulder frock that is a special offer as part of the Fifty5Thursday Sale.  Paired together, they create a dreamy, romantic look that I just love.

Yep, I’m a Hopeless Romantic

If you are a member of the Besom VIP Group, you can scoop up a full fat pack of the Flower Girl hair style for free.  If you’re not a member, there is a 50L join fee, but it’s well worth it because you get a pack of all hues for this style.  Featuring a loose top knot and wispy strands dangling on either side of the forehead, the gift folder also includes a style option which allows you to select wearing the length of the hair over your shoulders in front or draping down your back.  Either option looks really pretty!  To add this gorgeous ‘do to your collection, simply teleport to the Besom Hair Store, activate your group tag, and click the vendor.

What’s Included:

  • Pocket Styler
  • Essentials HUD
  • Sleek Set Blacks
  • Sleek Set Blondes
  • Sleek Set Browns
  • Sleek Set Crystal
  • Sleek Set Galaxy
  • Sleek Set Reds

Casual Chic

With a cut that shows off your bare shoulders, long sleeves, an empire waistline, and lace adornments, the Amanda Dress from Cowgirl Up! is comfy, yet adorably cute.  I really like the way the detailed pattern on the bodice contrasts with the simple, faded denim fabric.  Layers of lace trim add just the right decorative touch without overpowering the casual style.  This frock is packed with realistic details such as the worn areas on the fabric, ruffled cuffs on the sleeves, and soft folds in the skirt.  Although it is a bit on the short side, I was able to wear it as a dress by making use of the alpha layer on my mesh body.  I didn’t try it, but I think it would also pair well with jeans, capris or shorts.  For a limited time, you can add Amanda to your wardrobe for just 55L as part of the Fifty5 Thursdays sale.  The event runs through Sunday, but some designers keep the special offers up for the whole week.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Altamura
  • Eve Pulpy
  • Eve Slim
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Slink Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Venus

Just the Right Vibe

Contributing to the overall charm of my outfit, my Haley earrings from Vibing are one of the offerings from the Fifty Linden Friday sale.  Although the sale is just supposed to be for Fridays only, when I popped in this morning, they are still set to 50L in the shop, so if you like them, hurry on down and they might still be available for this fantastic price.  You get a fatpack of this delicate style which includes the silver option that I’m wearing as well as gold, onyx, and rosegold.

Ripley and I are off to run errands in real life.  Until next time, 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 Denim
Hair:  Besom Hair Store Flower Girl (free gift for members of the Besom VIP Group – 0L/50L to join)
Earrings:  Vibing Haley Earrings (Fifty Linden Friday offering – 50L)
Dress:  Cowgirl Up! Amanda Dress Lace (55L for Fifty5Thursday)
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Sim:  Valium

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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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Beachy Boho

Beachy Boho

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to check out the Education for Kenya Hunt and picked up this gorgeous Beach Bohemian dress for just 10 Linden dollars.  This hunt runs through February 28th and is a 50% to charity/50% to the designer hunt.  The charity is called Harambee Project Gwassi-Kenya and it helps to provide education and resources to people in Kenya.  If you decide to travel down the hunt path, you’ll be seeking a pencil shaped hunt object.   Pru also checked out this hunt, and you can read about the hunt gift she uncovered in her post here.

I Love Me a Maxi Dress

Even in real life, I tend to favor maxi dresses.  This one features an off-the-shoulder style, a close fitting, contrasting waist section, and a tiered skirt with accent stripes and a generous hem.  What first caught my eye about this beauty were the rich tones and the vibrant print.  A gold and blue botanical design is splashed across a crimson background.  It’s just so pretty!  My heels, which you can barely see peeping out from under the dress, coordinate beautifully with the rest of the outfit, and are also part of the hunt prize.  To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to the Melange !nc. shop, and locate the yellow school pencil concealed there.  Actually, there are two hunt objects hidden at the store, so you might be able to come away with a couple of outfits for just 10 Linden dollars each.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Venus
  • Ankle Wrap Heels for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

The pupster and I are off to see what other fabulous finds we can discover as we wander through the grid.  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:  Opale Hair Store Misha
Dress and Heels:  Melange !nc. Beach Bohemian Dress (prize in the Education for Kenya Hunt – 10L)
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Sim:  Lost Lagoon

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