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Happiness and Prosperity

Pausing in the Meadow

Happy Thursday, Fabulouses!  I can’t think of a better way to start the day than a stroll in a meadow sprinkled with wildflowers.  Too bad I don’t have access to something like this in RL!  Thankfully, Ripley and I stumbled across this little slice of heaven on the Cherishville sim.  Isn’t it just lovely?

Fortune Will Smile on You

I picked up this gorgeous strapless dress as a free Chinese New Year group gift (hence the Chinese New Year greetings) over at Zenith Fashion.  With rich, gold accents, an asymmetrical hemline, and an elegant floral textured fabric, this frock will hug your curves.  I especially love the diamond shaped accent piece that drapes down the thigh.  The generous designer included five color options (blue, purple, red, rose and white) all designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body, plus a texture change faux fur stole (5 selections), which I opted not to wear for my photo.  This has got to be one of my favorite recent additions to my inventory, and the best part is it was completely free!  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Zenith Fashion group, however, joining the group is also free.  Along with this lovely outfit, you can still collect past group gifts as well.

As much as I have enjoyed my interlude with the friendly horses in this tranquil environment, it’s time to drag myself back to reality, and get ready for work.  At least I only have today and tomorrow before I get some more time off.  This is definitely one sim that I’ve landmarked for return visits.  If you get a chance, I’d highly recommend checking it out.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Makena

Dress:  Zenith Fashion China Cuihua Dress (free gift for Zenith Fashion group – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Lucy Heels

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Cherishville
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I Want It Painted Black

Let Your Light Shine

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness over the weekend, and set to work on the trail of the Paint It Black Hunt.  The prizes in this hunt cost just 5L each, and are inspired by The Rolling Stones, Rock N Roll, Grunge, Metal, Alt Music, Goth Music, and Rockabilly.  Since the hunt runs through February 28th, you still have plenty of time to track down some prizes for yourself.

A Nocturnal Black Rose

My adorable strapless mini dress from MishMash Fusion took us a *long* time to locate, but it sure was worth the investment of time and the 5L price tag.  With a richly textured fabric, ruffled skirt, and figure hugging fit, this frock is a hot little number!  I love the way it leaves your shoulders bare and allows a generous glimpse of your legs.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Standard Mesh in one size (includes alpha layer)
  • eBody Classic and Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

I’m in the Mood 

Our second stop on the hunt path was The Little Bat where we quickly located the unisex Mood Necklace.  When I was in school, mood jewelry was *the* item all the girls wore, and I have to admit, I still find the changing tint of the gemstones fascinating.  The circular pendant of this necklace only alters when you adjust the hue using the included 14 texture HUD.  I opted for a monochromatic color scheme for my ensemble tonight, so I kept the original black tone, but could have easily chosen an alternate shade.  For just 5L and the small amount of time spent searching, I came away with a versatile piece of jewelry that will coordinate with a variety of outfits.

New Locks

My up-swept pony hairstyle is the latest free group gift for members of the FABIA Mesh Hair store.  The Valentines style comes with a fat pack of colors including black and white, browns, blonde, red, and “unnatural” HUDs.  It features wispy side bangs that frame your face beautifully.  To pick up this item, you must be a member of the FABIA Mesh Hair group, which has a 100L join fee, but there are past group gifts still available, so you can get several new haircut styles for the fee.

The long weekend passed by so quickly in RL.  After the three days off, my pantry is sorted, completely organized in bins, and labeled.  I sure hope I can keep it that way!  If only my SL inventory was as organized.  Thank goodness for the search feature, otherwise I might never find things in there! Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  FABIA Mesh Hair Valentines (free gift for members of the FABIA Mesh Hair Group – 0L/100L to join)

Necklace:  The Little Bat Mood Necklace (Hunt prize in the Paint It Black Hunt – 5L)

Dress:  MishMash Fusion Nocturnal Mini Dress Black Rose (Hunt prize in the Paint It Black Hunt – 5L)

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Serena Kiraly Gaia Calling

Song:  Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones

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Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

A Single Rose

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  It’s a three day weekend where I am in RL, and I sure am looking forward to it.  I have a lot of little projects that I’ve been putting off around the house, but I’m also eager to share some more Fabulous Finds with you all.  Ripley and I will head out to wander the grid, and search for some budget friendly fashions to blog.

Happiness is Receiving a Love Letter

Although I spent the recent holiday cuddled up with my favorite canine pal, I still had a love letter delivered right to my inbox……the Addison Love Letter Dress from Ecce Bellus, that is.  With beautifully handwritten text adorning the bodice, a slender belt to accentuate your waistline, and a solid skirt that falls to mid thigh, this bright and cheery frock is sure to look adorable on your avatar.  The free gift box for members of Fabulously Free in SL includes the red option I am wearing in my picture as well as one with a white top.  Both come in mesh for classic avatars and versions for mesh bodies, so this is a versatile outfit.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

 

I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Navy & Copper Cinnamon – First blogged {HERE} by Serena (free gift for members of the Navy & Copper Group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Ecce Bellus Addison Love Letter (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Rose:  Ecce Bellus Smell Rose Bento [transferable] (45L )  Thank you, Love!

Pose:  Magnifique Poses

Sim:  Horizons Jupiter

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Chase Away Those Blues

Bluetiful

Hello there, Fabulouses.  Boy, have Ripley and I found a sexy number to share with you tonight to help ease any mid-week blues you might have!  With a side slit that travels up, up, up, and a plunging neckline, the Althea Slit Dress from the YM Shop is sure to draw eyes your way.  Its dark navy tone and long sleeves contrast beautifully with the sexy glimpse of skin revealed in the view from the side.  With sizes for classic avatars, plus mesh body versions, this outfit is sure to fit almost any everyone.  The best part is that you can pick up this curve-hugging gown for free as a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Simply activate your tag, teleport to the store, and click the vendor.  Actually, there are *two* free female gifts for Fab Free group members in the shop.  I blogged the Dandy Outfit in my post {HERE}, (it’s still available) so you can journey back home with a pair of outfits that cost you absolutely nothing!  Talk about a sweet treat in time for Valentine’s Day!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Belleza (2 versions)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope you have a wonderful holiday on the 14th.  I am looking forward to spending a quiet evening at home with my best pal.  He may not bring me a dozen roses or a box of chocolates, but he certainly fills my heart with unconditional love.  What more could a girl ask for?  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Cerys

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  YM Shop Althea Slit Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  Shoenique Chinablu Heels

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Elvenshire
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Dreaming of Blossoms in Spring

Who Says

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Thursday!  I am popping in quickly to share another free gift that you can pick up just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The hue of the Noa Dress from Tiar reminded me of pale pink blossoms in spring, so I couldn’t resist stopping to snap a photo in front of a garden bench.  With a generous cut, an asymmetrical hemline, and pretty openings in the sleeves, this frock is all about softly flattering your figure.  I really like the sheer overlay in the skirt section, which is just so pretty.   This outfit comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to select from black, white, or the pink I am wearing in my picture.  The free package includes fits for mesh bodies only.  To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to the Tiar store (it’s located on an adult sim), take the “Free Stuff” teleport option on the wall, and tap the vendor after you arrive.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley and I will be pretty much off the grid for the next few days, but I look forward to locating more Fabulous Finds to share with you soon.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Valentina

Dress:  Tiar Noa Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Whimberly

Song:  Who Says?

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Drift Away

Just Dandy

Hello Fabulous Readers!   Winter seems to last so long, and today I found myself needing a little get away.  It can be so refreshing to just relax and let the peace of nature fill you.  The pupster and I escaped this evening to the flower-filled meadow on the lovely Costa Bella sim.   I put on my headset, turned on sounds, and relaxed in the tranquil landscape.  As I listened to the gentle trickle of falling water, the cares of a stressful day faded away.

Now I’m Feeling Just Dandy

With my knotted crop top and pleated mini, I know I looked just as good as I felt in the free gift I picked up from the YM Shop.  The Dandy Outfit includes a playful plaid tie in addition to the shirt and skirt, which is worn as an all-in-one piece.  Talk about cute!  With coordinating bows, a slightly ruffled waistline and a narrow black border on the bodice, this outfit is packed with playful touches.  I ended up wearing the black panties that came with my Maitreya Lara body because the skirt was a bit revealing, but I am sure a pair of tights would have provided coverage as well.  The generous designer included a texture change HUD with 8 options in all, so if you’d prefer a different color scheme, you’re in luck!  To scoop up this free giftie for yourself, simply activate your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and tap the vendor at the shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope you are able to find a peaceful spot for yourself where you can just let your cares drift away, too.  Sometimes in this busy world, we forget to carve out some downtime for ourselves.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Valentina

Outfit:  YM Shop Dandy Outfit (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Foxcity

Sim:  Costa Bella

Song:  Drift Away
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On the Fence

On the Fence

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Sunday evening!  Before our weekend ended, Ripley and I decided to pop back over to the Cart Sale at the Wash and spotted this casual blue striped top and black jeans outfit at the Artic Storm display.  I love the layered tank look (you can see a black shirt peeking out from behind the shoulder strap) and the cuffed jeans hugged all my curves.  The Joana outfit made me think of a lovely spring day, so the pupster and I headed over to Costa Bella to snap a photo in a field of wildflowers.  The package contained both fit mesh in a variety of sizes for the top and jeans, as well as versions for mesh bodies.  For just 10L, you will scoop up an entire outfit.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL for both top and jeans
  • Alpha layers for tank and jeans for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine (tank only)
  • TMP (tank only)

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful start to your work week.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Horizon Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Fenella

Outfit:  Artic Storm Joana Blue Stripe Tank and Jeans (10L at Wash Cart Sale)

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Costa Bella

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Always Be Yourself. If You Can’t, Be a Defiant Unicorn

Forest Glade

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  I spent the majority of the day running errands in RL, and decided to relax in this forest glade with Ripley once I got back home.  It felt good to just take a breather!

The Color Red Makes Me Smile

In my last post, I shared a shiny red manicure available at the De’Fient Unicorn cart at the Wash.  While I was there, I couldn’t help but admire this sweet Val Dress, so I picked it up for just 10L.  With satiny fabric, and see through black lace side panels, this frock has plenty of sex appeal while keeping you covered in all the right places.  It boasts a long front zipper, a turned down collar, and a hemline that reaches nearly to mid-thigh length.  I really like the sheen of the main texture.  With sizes for classic avatars as well as popular mesh body versions, this versatile outfit will fit most avatars.  If red is not your color, you could also select deep green, a rusty brown, magenta or purple using the texture change HUD.  It’s like getting five dresses in one!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Model in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Fitmesh Model in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

After being alone all day, the pupster is looking forward to some play time, so I’d better get busy tossing a stick for him.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  De’Fient Unicorn Val’s Dress (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Heels:  DE.Boutique Lily Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Angelhaven

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Fuchsia Dreams

Swinging My Cares Away
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw that Love and Aline had picked up some wonderful outfits at the Cart Wash, Ripley and I just had to teleport there and mosey around.  I’m so glad we did!  I scooped up my top, jeans and boots over at the Brandy’s Boutique display for just 10L, and also indulged in a new manicure from the Defiant Unicorn cart for 10L.

Flirty Fucshia

With a romantic top, snug fitting blue jeans, and sexy, thigh-high boots, the Innocent Lace Fuchsia outfit is sure to please!  A cheery ribbon adds a bright pop of color, and grommets along the hemline and neckline provide visual interest.  I like the way the top portion of the fabric is solid, but the bottom is fashioned from translucent lace.  Medium blue denim pants and over-the-knee, curve-hugging boots keep your legs toasty warm.  If the bright pink of the bow is not your style, you can find gold or green bow versions at the Brandy’s Boutique display, all for only 10 little Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Standard Classic
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Polish It Up

For just the right finishing touch, I slicked on Val’s Polish from Defiant Unicorn.  The glossy red and pink shades in the applier HUD are just perfect for the upcoming holiday.  They were super easy to apply to my Maitreya mesh body, and provide an easy way to add glam to your look for just 10L.  You can get a better view of this pretty polish in my close up shot below:

Full of Thought

If you haven’t been to the Wash to check out the Cart Sale, I’d highly recommend a visit.  There are so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds just awaiting discovery!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with long wisps from Sugar added)

Jewelry:  Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Necklace and Earrings

Manicure:  Defiant Unicorn Val’s Polish (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Top, Jeans and Boots:  Brandy’s Boutique Innocent Lace Fucshsia (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Pose:  (full body shot)  Zuma Jupiter’s HPMD Branch Log Swing (located at the Elvenshire sim)

(close up) Infiniti

Sim:  Elvenshire

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“Adda” Boy, You Found My Heart!

Posies

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly tonight to share a budget-friendly hunt gift with you.  Le’La Design is hosting a Valentine’s Day Hunt that runs until February 28th.  Scattered throughout the store are small red hearts, which are priced at just 5L each.  I dusted off the pupster’s tracking harness, and sure enough, his talented nose didn’t let me down!  Almost before I knew it, I was unboxing the bounty.  My crimson frock is one of the ten hunt prizes concealed in the shop.  The Adda Dress features an asymmetrical hemline and a one shoulder bodice style (with my hair style you can’t really see my bare right shoulder) that is really quite fun.  A wide, sequined sash emphasizes your waistline, and the skirt is generously cut for freedom of movement.  Overall, it’s a really pretty, feminine style dress that will become a warm weather favorite of mine.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Teanna (free gift for Truth Hair VIP group members first blogged in my post {here} – 0L/350L to join)

Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Set

Dress:  {Le’La Design} Adda Dress (hunt prize for the Le’La Design Valentine’s Hunt – 5L)

Shoes:  Reign Lindsey Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed – sorry)

Sim:  Glazed Soul2Soul River

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