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Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here

Alright guys, I’ve left the beach and I’m gonna hitch a ride to anywhere but here.  Sometimes city life does get to be a bit of a bother, so I’m eschewing the concrete jungle with a firm hand and I’m going mobile!

Hit the Road, Aline

My hitchhiking look is all inspired by a fun hunt that’s going on right now at Death Row Designs (aka DRD).  It’s not necessarily the easiest thing in the world, but it was pretty entertaining!  I landed at the main store and joined the group for FREE, then grabbed the hunt HUD.  Walking along the main path of the store, you’ll find little lunch bags all over the place!  You give them a click, and inside will be your fun wearable prize (I just strewed my stuff all over the place so you can see it, but all the items are wearable and feature a great bento hold animation).  The tricky bit with this hunt, is that all the bags you’re hunting for are not static, in other words, once you click on it it will disappear into the ether and show up somewhere else.  Don’t let that deter you, I got the hunt done fairly quickly without too much head scratching!  Once you collect all the prizes, you get the final prize which is this cool backpack which comes in both male and female sizes.  Can’t say no to that!

A Comfy Look

To match my hitchhiking mood, I clearly needed the right outfit for hitting the road, and this great one by Crom fits the bill perfectly.  I grabbed it over at The Wash Sizzling Summer Cart Sale for a measly 25L.  Perfect!  This outfit comes sized for Freya, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, Voluptuous and Fitmesh Sizes from S-L with an Alpha layer.

Hit the Road, Readers!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Outfit – Crom Zorana Overalls and Shirt (25L at the Wash Sizzling Summer Cart Sale)
Backpack – DRD Final Prize (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 

Decor

Backpack – DRD Final Prize (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Map – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Walking Stick – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Canteen – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Jar of Concert Tickets – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Glasses – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Sign – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Foam Finger – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Wallet – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Flip Flops – DRD (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Hair – Moon Valium Gloom II
Sign and Pose – DRD Particular Sign (Free on the DRD Hitchhiker’s Hunt) 
Sim – Private

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All on a Lazy Summer Day

Think Pink

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I put his talented nose to the test today and headed down the trail of the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  Our first discovery over at Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes actually inspired my outfit.  I hope you are in the mood to think pink, because that’s where my mind went.  The best part?  My entire outfit cost just $26 Linden dollars!

The Inspiration

After locating the lounge chair hunt icon concealed inside Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, I was inspired to put together this entire look just based on these cute Kendra sneakers.  My picture does not do justice to the intricate designs on the canvas of the sneakers, so I’ve included the vendor close up below.  I immediately fell in love with the delicate white blossoms and stitched swirls.  The white piping, sole and lacing are just perfect for completing the look of this casual set of footwear.  They are designed to fit classic avatars as well as Slink and Maitreya mesh feet.  A shoe base and alpha layer are tucked inside the folder.  To add these shoes to your inventory, all you have to do is find the hunt object and pay the teensy 1 Linden dollar price.  There is a hint giver in the shop if you don’t have a super sniffer dog 😉 or if you need a nudge in the right direction.

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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

The other day, I told you about a group gift that I had picked up just for being a member of the Safira Store Group, and I mentioned how there are 64 past gifts up for grabs.  Well, this adorable Mindy top is one of those free gifts.  Of course, I chose pink to coordinate with my new footwear, but with the included texture change HUD, I had the option to go with five prints or four other solid colors.  It’s like getting ten tops in one package!  Its ruffled trim on the hemline really ups the cuteness factor!  It is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  You do have to be a member of the Safira Store Group to receive this gift, and there is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but there are a LOT of other goodies available to members, plus group-only lucky boards, so I am super happy that I joined.

But You Said 26 Linden Dollars…

The final touch for my summer day outfit was a new pair of Worn Denim Shorts that I picked up on the Marketplace at the Bang Bang shop for 25 Linden dollars.  They are short but not too short and feature folded up cuffs and a beaded belt around the waist.  The jeans texture on these shorts is really well done and the stitching and button closure are very realistic looking.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  I’m sure these will become a summer time fave of mine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

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:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Safira Mindy Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Shorts:  Bang Bang Worn Denim Shorts (available on the Marketplace – 25L)
Shoes:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Kendra (prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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Horsing Around


Horsing Around

We are closing in on mid-week and I think it’s time to take some down time, and maybe play a little HORSE. For this post I picked up the Beached Bunny Hunt 9 prize at Freda, and my handsome guy picked up the July group gift at R2A. I think we look great on the court in our red and black. I also picked up this cute pose for just 15 linden on the Marketplace. Keep reading for all the what, where, and how.

Freda Beached Bunny Hunt 9 Prize –

My top and matching shorts are the BBH9 prize at Freda. They are cute as can be, and can be worn together or separate. The BBH9 is a dollarbie hunt meaning all prizes are just 1 linden. The hunt will run through the end of the month, so you’ve got a little time to hunt down this outfit at Freda. The outfit comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Ocacin, Voluptuous, and a “Classic Model Size M.” No alpha layer is included however. You’ll be looking for a beach pail full of sand.

Hint – Do not spread all that sand over the work table when picking your gift!

R2A July Group Gift –

The top and matching athletic shorts Blue has on are the free July group gift at R2A. This gift comes with a color change hud for some customization. It also happens to come in quite a few sizes, including some sizes for child/teen avatars. The following sizes are included with this free group gift at R2A: Signature Gianni, Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza Jake, Nx – David, Tweenster, Toddledoo. The R2A group is also free to join at this time.

Vetro Poses Basketball Pose – 

Vetro Poses has quite a few inexpensive poses available on the Marketplace. I picked up their “Couple Playing Basketball 02” pose for just 15 linden on the Marketplace. This pose includes the his and hers poses, along with a basketball, and the option to have a basketball goal (not shown) included with the pose. I wanted to use a different basketball with this pose, so it was derendered and a different ball put in its place.

What Pru is Wearing:

What Blue is Wearing:

  • Hair – Vango – Owen
    Head – Catwa Dude
    Skin – 7DeadlySkins – Spijker Caramel
    Facial Hair – Birth – Goatee
    Outfit – R2A – Active Sport Outfit – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
    Body – NX-Nardcotix – David Mesh Body

Pose – Vetro Poses – Couple Playing Basketball 02 – 15L on the Marketplace  * The ball in the photo is not the one included with the pose. 
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 

 


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Sticky Sweet


Sugar Sweet

Hello Fab Free! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Have you been by The Cart Sale yet? I picked up a few more fabulous finds that I’m excited to share with you. This time I did my shopping at the De’Fient Unicorn cart. It’s stocked with brightly colored playful clothing and accessories at unbeatable bargain prices. I picked up this iridescent looking dress, and       this colorful sugar fest of a shake. Both items cost a grand total of 6 linden. The pretty “Unicorn” dress is just 5 linden and comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Classic Mesh, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), eBody, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), and includes an alpha layer. This decadent dessert is a dollarbie treat with 5 hold options, including 2 animated eating/drinking poses. To get yours head over to the De’Fient Unicorn cart at the Cart Sale.

What Pru’s Wearing:

  • Hair – Exile: After The Rain- Sparkle
    Head – Catwa Koura
    Skin – The Skinnery – Bria – SummerFest Exclusive
    Dress – De’Fient Unicorn – *DU*Unicorn Dress – 5L @The Cart Sale
    Tattoos – Absence – Maritime Rose
    Body – Maitreya Lara
    Shake w/hold – De’Fient Unicorn – *DU*Mermaid Shake – 1L @The Cart Sale

Pose by Le Poppycock
Photo taken at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


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A Sweet Sixteen

The Music of the Sea

Hello Fabulouses!  It looks like Gabriel wasn’t the only one visiting Second Life’s 16th Birthday Celebration today!  Ripley and I picked up two free items that I am super excited to share with you!

Say Hello to New Hair

At the Limerance display, I discovered the Sati Hair, and immediately fell in love with its long wavy tresses.  Featuring a center part and delicious soft curls that reach to waist length, this free gift is a hairstyle that I am sure I’ll wear over and over.  The thoughtful designer included a texture change HUD containing 20 colors (the VIP set) as well as a tool to alter the tint, so this is a very versatile style, indeed.  I had fun playing with different combinations!  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is visit the Limerence booth and click the vendor.  It’s completely free!

Free Outfit of Your Choice

Over at the Aleutia display, Catalina Staheli is generously donating a promo code for an outfit of your choice from her booth at the SL 16B Shop & Hope Sim.  The code will apply a 125L credit toward any one item.  Specific directions for how to apply the code are provided to you once you click the gift vendor, so I won’t duplicate them here.  Basically, this code will change the price of the item to 1 Linden dollar.  This 1 Linden will be returned as store credit after the sale completes (if you are a member of the store group) or you can IM Catalina and she will refund the 1L to you if you’d prefer.  It was wonderful to be able to choose which item I’d like to purchase.  I chose to go with the Savannah Maxi Skirt in the Batik print, but there are many other options available for you to browse.  I really like the black and white print in this free skirt!  The gift included a HUD to change the leather and metal in the belt for the skirt, which came in handy.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

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:  Limerence Sati Hair (free gift at the SL 16B celebration – 0L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Osmia The Shell Necklace (prize at The Arcade – 75L)
Top:  Addams Magaly Halter Top (free gift at the SL 16B celebration – first shown {HERE} by Pru)
Skirt:  Aleutia Savannah Skirt (gift at the SL 16B celebration using the Free Outfit of Your Choice Promo – 1L)
Sandals:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Glamour Pose
Sim:  Soul 2 Soul Highlands

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Day into Night

Day into Night

After all of Juli’s posts about how great the SL16B gifts are, I had to check it out for myself. I braved the lag and found a few nice gifts for us guys.

A to Zed

I saw these great shoes were the gift Zed was offering and I was so intrigued, I had to check out the rest of their offerings. I’m rather pleased I did. There are several gifts scattered about the shop. A very smart high necked sweater with a large HUD of colors and this full ensemble suit. I like the unusual choice of a tee shirt instead of a collared shirt and a chain necklace instead of a tie. Sometimes edgy is a good thing.  The ‘Lovers Day’ suit comes with the blazer and shirt combination, the pants, the dragonhead chain, a bracelet and it’s own set of shoes. There is also a matching cocktail dress for the ladies on the women’s side of the shop.

Sizes Included

  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Classic Mesh – S-L
  • Signature – Geralt, Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP
  • Shoes – SLink and Standard

Head to Toe

Now, about these shoes. The ‘Winklepicker Pikes’ ( it’s a style of shoe or boot worn from the 1950s onward by British rock and roll fans.) are Zed’s official Second Life 16th Birthday Celebration Free Gift. The generous Zed has given us the entire fatpack of the shoes so you should find a color and style that suits your every outfit.

Sizes Included

  • SLink
  • Standard (Resizable)

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Pose – WetCat – Blowing Smoke

Suit – Zed – Lovers Day Suit – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ The Second Life 16th Birthday Celebration

Shoes – Zed – Winklepickers Pikes – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ The Second Life 16th Birthday Celebration

Photo Location – NuNox

 


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The Lollipop Guild


The Lollipop Guild

I’m not sure what Aline and I saw off camera, but it must have looked delicious! Speaking of delicious things, if finding freebies was like buying candy, Beautiful Dirty Rich would be the whole sweet shop. Beautiful Dirty Rich is celebrating 10 years in Second Life and has a generous group gift waiting. It includes 10 total free group gifts all neatly bundled in one big gift that you won’t want to miss out on. Aline was sweet enough to help me show 3 of the 10, and I’ll add the gift key below. Currently the Beautiful Dirty Rich group is free to join, so don’t hesitate to head over and grab these sweet gifts and the several other previous gifts that are still available.

*B.D.R.* 10 Years, 10 Group Gifts

Aline’s Top:

The cute cropped top Aline is wearing is free gift number 7 of 10 from Beautiful Dirty Rich. It’s called the Brisa Crop Top. Included in the gift is a color hud that lets you pick from blue, pink, or black, and allows you custom tint any of the 3 colors. It also comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), eBody Curvy.

Pru’s Tee:

The tied tee shirt Pru is wearing is free gift number 5 of 10 of the Beautiful Dirty Rich birthday gifts. It also has a color/texture hud with 6 preset graphic tee options and the ability to tint each one. Additionally this top is suitable for classic and mesh avatars. There is an alpha layer included along with the following sizes: Maitreya Lara (+ 1 larger Maitreya size), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), TMP, eBody Classic, and Classic Mesh (xs – XL).

The Shorts: 

Both Aline and Pru are rocking free gift number 6 of 10 from the Beautiful Dirty Rich set of birthday gifts. They also include a hud that will let you hide or show the frayed parts, recolor the metal button silver or gold, and tint the shorts a custom color. Also, these mesh shorts are suit are suitable for both mesh and classic avatars. There is an alpha layer included with the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Tonic (Curvy, Fine), TMP, eBody Classic, and Classic Mesh (xs – XL).

Aline is wearing:

Clothes 

Body

Pru is wearing:

Clothing 

Body 

Pose w/Lollipop props – .::Hazeel::. Lollipop Girls ~Bento Pose
Photo taken at a private location.


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A Place to Hideaway

Dust Bunny

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is going well.  It’s super hot here in RL and I’m trying to stay cool in SL.  I found this lovely hide away on the Small Town Green sim.  It’s a sweet little spot where I have been curled up listening to some old LP’s while Ripley is frolicking outside with some friends.  Now THIS is the way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I Must Have Flowers, Always and Always

This pretty little Ellie top from Safira that I’m wearing features vibrant blossoms splashed across a solid background.  I went with a black color scheme, but with the included texture change HUD, I could have chosen 29 other backgrounds for a floral print or 30 solid hues as well.  Talk about flexibility!  It’s kind of hard to see due to the position of my hand and braid, but this crop top has the cutest little knot in the hemline, just to the left of center.  While the neck and back are fairly high, the sides do dip quite low, so you might want to wear a jacket or opt for a hairstyle that provides side coverage.  To add this little number to your inventory, you’ll need to be a member of the Safira Store group.  There is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but this allows you the opportunity to gather a number of group gifts for free, so it’s well worth the cost, in my opinion.  I counted 64 past gifts, plus 3 current gifts on display upstairs, as well as 5 lucky boards.  That’s a whole lotta wardrobe additions that you can pick up for free!

What’s Included:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy (no alpha layer)
  • Maitreya

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 Storm
Hair:  Magika Nina
Necklace and Earrings:  Cae Jewelry Harper Set
Top:  Safira Ellie Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris
Flip Flops:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Pose:  ~BAZAR~ Woodland Poufe (on sim)
Sim:  Small Town Green
Song:  (A Place to) Hideaway by The Carpenters

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Roller Girl


Roller Girl

Come skate with me Fab Free! It’s always sunny in Second Life, so why not take advantage of the never-ending sunshine and cruise around the boardwalk while listening to some tunes. This cute roller girl look is made up almost entirely of free or inexpensive items, including the free-for-everyone bikini gift at Glitzz.

The month of June may be close to an end, but Pride is always. Needless to say I was excited to find this cute rainbow bikini for free at Glitzz, no group needed. It comes in a handful of sizes and includes a hud to change the metal bits that are part of the ties. To get your copy of this free gift, head over to Glitzz and find the gift vendor near the back of the store.

The blue striped knee socks are a dollarbie Marketplace find by a store called *1* Tsutsujiya Overknee World. They come in a classic system layer, an Omega applier, and a Maitreya applier.

Finally, these cute skates are another Marketplace find. I’d tell you the store name, but there doesn’t appear to be one. One quick side note, I think it’s worth mentioning that the creator’s profile is now completely blank. That said, these skates are just 49 linden on the Marketplace. Also, there are a few other versions for the same price. These skates come with resize scripts and have a skate AO that takes over when you walk or run. I did have to turn my regular AO off to have the skate animation work properly.

I hope you have as much fun with this Roller Girl look as I did!

Here are the details:

Hair – TRUTH Aislin – Brunette
Head – Catwa – Koura
Headphones – Petite Mort RSD Pink Headphones 50L/Play *Originally Shown Here
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Bubble Gum – Pink Fuel Bubble Gum
Bikini – [Glitzz] Glenda Bikini – Pride Gift – 0L Free Gift
Tattoo – {WitchCraft} Whisper tattoo
Socks – *1*Tsutsujiya Overknee World – Striped Sky-blue/White Overknee Socks – 1L on the Marketplace
Skates – N00055 – Roller Skates – 49L on the Marketplace
Body – Slink – Hourglass
Pose by Reina Photography
Photo taken at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


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Deep Greens and Blues Are the Colors I Choose

Summer Day

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are back from our camping trip.  We had beautiful blue skies and no snow this time!  It was nice to get away, but it also feels so good to be home again.  The first thing we did this morning was to make a return visit to Ajuda SL Brasil to do a little budget friendly shopping.  We found a super cute casual outfit to share with you on this Monday.

Earthy Greens and Blues

I guess I have green on my mind since the pupster and I were out in nature for the past 6 days.  When I saw the Bettina Top and Shorts set from Cynderella’s as a free gift, I knew it was destined for my inventory!  With its loose fitting verdant crop top and pale denim shorts, this is just the right get up for an easy summer day.  The top features spaghetti style shoulder straps and a vibrant botanical print.  A coordinating floral motif and lace trim on the jeans echoes the theme, and a sturdy belt provides a finishing accessory.  The folder includes fitmesh for classic avatars as well as versions for several mesh body types.  Best of all, you can pick it up for free, with no group membership required! I appreciated the fact that the designer included a note card certifying that the outfit is an original creation donated to Ajuda Brasil to be offered as a gift to residents.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  •  Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (includes separate alpha layers for top and shorts)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope your work week is off to a wonderful start.  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:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Industrial
Top and Shorts:  Cynderella’s Bettina Top and Shorts (free gift at Ajuda SL Brasilno group required – 0L)
Flip Flops:  White River Co. Leilani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Sim:  Summer Edge
Song:  Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

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The pupster at the campground store:

At the Campground