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True Blue

True Blue

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are here with a quick post to share another of our hunt finds with you from the Around the Grid Hunt.  This hunt runs until September 30th, and hunt gifts cost 1L if you search for the small hunt object concealed in the shop, or 25L if you purchase the prizes from the hunt sign in the store.  The small hot air balloon-shaped hunt object at Gidget’s Style contained my lovely blue and gold sleeveless frock.  With an all-over floral print and an asymmetrical hemline, the Nina Mesh Dress is ideal for the long summer days of July and August.  Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, by adjusting my alpha layer, I was able to get a perfect fit.  I could feature wearing this dress in RL as well as in SL!

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • X
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer – I know Ripley and I are cherishing the time we have to wander carefree through the grid.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Mimi

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Dress:  Gidget’s Style Nina Mesh Dress (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Box of Rain

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (I picked these up at Collabor88)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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A garden in my backyard!

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I planted a little garden in my backyard! Complete with a trellis and flowers and it has a pretty stained glass finish! Better yet, it’s a free gift that I’m going to tell you about along with my outfit!

Get my dress!

I picked up my dress at Monomania when I stopped by there to check out the current gifts. There are many gifts currently at the main-store, including the store’s group gifts as well as gifts associated with other groups such as our very own FabFree group as well as this dress I picked up, which is a Third Life Group Gift. The Third Life group costs just 10L to join and gets you gifts at many stores across the grid… like this pretty pink dress called “Candy” at Monomania!

Sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh sizes XS – XL
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza

Shoes too!

I wandered back to Lindy Modern & Retro after having stopped by the other day. Discovering all those 1L shoe hunts had me excited, and I was sure I could find a pair of shoes to match my new dress. I was right! The pretty pink pair of shoes you see in my picture includes fits for classic, Maitreya and Slink feet and are only 1L as part of the Summer Diaries Hunt. Pick them up at the Lindy Modern & Retro Shoe Store before the end of the month!

Planting flowers.

Finally… my garden centerpiece! This beautiful garden trellis by Crys Secret Garden is a free gift exclusive for FabFree group members. As always, your FabFree group is free to join. Don your FabFree tag and teleport to Crys Secret Garden to pick up this pretty trellis for your back (or front) yard. It weighs in at only 8 prim and includes many beautiful flowery details!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Ryleigh
Dress – Monomania – Candy (Free Third Life Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Blair Pink (1L for the Summer Diaries Hunt)

And stuff…

Trellis – Crys Secret Garden – Ivy Lavendar Trellis (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Private

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Picnic Time!

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Summer is perfect for picnics and bbq’s and I have the perfect summertime picnic outfit for you!

That dress!

You’ll love this picnic perfect dress by Glitterati! I picked it up as the July Group Gift. As always, this creator has generously put out a beautiful monthly group gift. The group join is 100L, but you’ll be able to look forward to a gift every month, plus all the past gifts are still available (and if you’re new to the group, you’ll be unpacking boxes for ages!), so it’s definitely worth it to join this group and pick up this pretty summery dress with its vintage print.

Sizes available:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ocasin
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Paired up.

I matched my new dress with a new pair of shoes, courtesy of Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. These summery flats with the ribbon up the ankle come in sizes to fit Maitreya and Slink (both Hourglass & Physique) feet and are a great addition to any wardrobe for only 1L and a little hunting time. They are part of the Home and Garden Hunt.

While I was at the Lindy Modern & Retro main-store I noticed that there were a lot of hunts going on. I picked up quite a few pairs of shoes for just 1L each. Now is a great time to visit the store and see what you can find!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Wicca
Dress – Glitterati by Sapphire – Group Gift July 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Edie Summer (1L for the Home and Garden Hunt)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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Carefree Summer Stroll

Wandering Around the Grid

Happy Mid-Week, Fabulouses!  It was time for another walk down a country lane for the pupster and I.  Today, we have a fabulous 1L hunt gift to share with you from the Around the Grid hunt, and I hope you like this complete outfit as much as I do!

Summer Freedom

Rip and I have just a small amount of summer freedom left to enjoy, so it’s kind of ironic that the outfit we bring you today is called “Liberata.”  It features a criss-cross strapped crop top and sleek capris.  The black fabric has a gorgeous sheen and realistic folded texture.  One of the things I love about gifts from Brii Underground is that they are generally complete outfits, and Liberata is no exception.  My bracelets, top, pants, and wedges are all included in the prize package, as well as sunglasses, a necklace, and a makeup layer for Catwa Jessica, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  Right out of the box, you get a full outfit that will set you up from head to toe for just one little Linden dollar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for top and pants for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store gacha – 50L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Drop Circle Necklace

Outfit (includes shoes and bracelets):  Brii Underground Liberata (hunt prize for Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  White Dunes Estate

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Sunrise

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I stopped for coffee and was writing in my journal when the wind storm blew up off the ocean and disturbed my papers. I had to set everything down and gather it all up again. Thankfully there was plenty of stuff nearby (pots, candles, a plate of cinnamon buns) to act as paperweights… but I took a moment to enjoy the sunrise glowing on the horizon before snapping a picture to share my hunt finds with you.

Dressed for success.

I’m often inspired by locations and clothing in second life. The visuals give me pause and take my breath away. I stumbled across the Summer Diaries Hunt and found several beautiful items, but one of my favorites was this Lolita Micro Dress by Soul Designs. It comes with a color change hud that allows you to choose between 6 colors including gold (shown), teal, red, navy, purple, and black.

Sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

A sweet ocean surprise…

I received a notecard from Chop Zuey yesterday, letting me know that the creator was participating in the Flawless Sim Seashell Hunt. For just 1L I could go to the Designer Showcase, hunt down the seashell there, and come away with some pretty jewelry. I wasted no time! In the picture you can see the matching necklace and earrings, but the set also comes with two beautiful anklets that go with the set as well!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Damselfly – Aviva
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Sounds of the Sea Pk Set (1L @ the Designer Showcase for the Flawless Sim Seashell Hunt)
Dress – Soul Designs – Lolita Micro Dress w/Hud (1L for the Summer Diaries Hunt)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

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A Road Trip Around the Grid

Puppy Trio

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I set off Around the Grid, and while visiting the Facepalm Clothing Company, scooped up a lacy top and short set (called Road Trip) for just one little Linden dollar over the weekend.  I really like the way Road Trip’s wrap-style tunic has an asymmetrical hemline, which is very short in the front, but long and flowing in the back.  The airy fabric keeps you well covered in strategic places, yet allows for a subtle peek at your midsection.  The hunt gift also includes a faded pair of denim shorts that hugged the curves of my Maitreya Lara mesh body perfectly.  If you don’t feel like searching for the smaller hot air balloon hunt object, you can purchase the prize for 25L by locating the Around the Grid Hunt display, and clicking the larger hot air balloon located next to the sign.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

Clearance Sale Tresses – Oh Yes!

When we needed a break from all that searching around along the hunt trail, Ripley and I visited Elikatira, and happily discovered the shop is in the midst of a Clearance Sale.  After doing a little happy dance, I discovered the ideal boho hairstyle to complete my Road Trip outfit.  Eden is a long, straight, center parted ‘do with a headband, that fit just the look I had in mind.  Included in the package is a daisy add on for the headband, which I felt echoed the creamy hue of my top perfectly.  For just 72L per pack, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of color varieties (and a few other hairstyles as well).  I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so if you are interested in some high quality hairstyles at very budget-friendly prices, I’d recommend heading over to Elikatira as soon as possible.

Savoring the Last Few Days of Freedom

Ripley and I are enjoying our last few days of summer freedom.  All too soon, it will be back to the grindstone for me, and long days of silence, interrupted by some barking at the cats for Ripley when I head back to my job.  I hope no matter what you are doing in real life, you are able to work in some “you time.”  Until my next post, happy shopping (and hunting!).

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Elikatira Eden [includes daisy headband add on] 72L at Elikatira’s Clearance Sale (get ASAP)

Eyes:  IKON Lucid Eyes in Machine

Necklace:  EarthStones Tumbled Stones Necklace – Sand and Surf

Top and Shorts:  Facepalm Clothing Company Road Trip (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  ILLI Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Glamour Poses (Pose Female 05 – includes puppies – 35L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Hobbiton

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Monday Monday

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I sure put his tracking harness to good use lately.  This time, we hit the trail on the Four Seasons Hunt 2 and discovered this gorgeous flowing skirt (called Petra) from Trashed.  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline, which is short in the front, but falls to knee length in the back, Petra drew many compliments as I wandered throughout SL.  A violet and green floral print splashed across a black background coordinates beautifully with a violet inner lining.  The waistline and side ribbons echo this contrasting hue.  I imagined the skirt trailing behind me on the breeze as Ripley and I strolled through the Mystical Fae Forest.  This has to be one of my most favorite hunt finds of all time.  I just adore this skirt!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • Physique

The Four Seasons Hunt 2 runs until July 30 and offers gifts priced at 1L each, which are themed for one of the four seasons.   There are 22 goodies to be discovered from a variety of talented designers.  Ripley and I look forward to bringing you another Fabulous Find soon.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head: Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeshadow:  Arte Fridil Eyeshadow Smoky Style

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Arte Catwa Lipstick Matte

Hair:  Magika Serene

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier

Skirt:  Trashed Petra Skirt (4 Seasons Hunt Prize – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia Heels (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Stripes Never Go Out of Style

Stripes

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I hit the hunt trail again today….this time we followed the Star Spangled Hunt 2 path.  At Inara’s Fashion, the pupster sniffed out the firework hunt icon which contained this adorable striped tank and denim overall shorts outfit for only 1 little Linden dollar.  The white tank features dark blue stitching and wavy stripes which coordinate perfectly with the hue of the shorts.  I particularly like the way the overalls are adorned with dark gold metallic stars and shield-shaped patches on the pockets.  It’s a fun, casual look that was perfect for a stroll across the lovely landscape at the Svalbard sim.  The Star Spangled Hunt 2, which features stars/stripes and bright patriotic colors, runs until July 18th, so you have plenty of time left to discover some budget-friendly hunt prizes for yourself.

Sizes:

  • Mesh outfit (top and shorts together) in S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer

I hope you are finding time to relax and enjoy your weekend.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat

Necklace/Earrings:  Dragon Charm Designs Forever Loved Set (25L at Shop Free*Style)

Outfit:  Inara’s Fashion Star Spangled (Star Spangled Hunt Gift – 1L)

Puppy:  JIAN Lively Labs White Companion Pup (old Gatcha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Svalbard II

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Beeeeeeeee Happy!

Beeeeee Happy

Mmmmm… a slice of watermelon in the middle of summer is just the thing! Pair it up with a cute free dress, and a great pair of sunglasses and the day can’t be beat! I put my hair up out of the way to make sure it didn’t get sticky. Let me tell you all about my look today!

This great pose!

I went to check out the Honey I Shrunk the Cart Sale and Hunt and went around and picked up as many of the hidden 2L Honey Drops as I could find. I’m showing off several of my 2L finds to you in this post! One of my favorite 2L gifts was this Watermelon Patch pose prop! It comes in two sizes. One for adults (shown) and one for kids! You’re sure to enjoy taking pictures with this terrific hunt prize!

Too cool for summer!

I love this cute butter colored dress. This cute minidress is by Crazy Pastry Designs and comes in lots of sizes.

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

I paired the dress with a great pair of blue “Zipper” sunglasses by Closet Full of Pancake. You can get a close-up of what these look like by clicking on the Flickr picture. One of the lenses has a “zipper” in it for a unique look!

Another Hair Fair visit.

I also couldn’t resist another visit to the Hair Fair. I knew I needed an updo to keep my hair out of the sticky yummy mess of my watermelon eating. Cheveux happily provided with their free gift! This hair gift is a mesh fatpack of colors and is cute as can be. I cam-shopped from the same spot I’ve been cam shopping from the last couple of times (I’m still finding lots of goodies there) and it was an easy to find booth. Remember to use this tip for selecting objects that are far away:

((Quick hint: to get maximum shopping benefit, if you are in firestorm viewer, go to preferences, firestorm tab [along the left side] then Build 2 [along the top tabs] and uncheck “limit select distance” and then click ok. This will allow you to select items from any distance as long as you can see it with your draw distance!))

Happy Hunting and Hair Fair shopping!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Cheveux – HairFair2017 Gift Fatpack M111 (0L @ The Hair Fair)
Sunglasses – Closet Full of Pancake – Zipper Glasses (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)
Dress – Crazy Pastry Designs – Honeysuckle Mini Dress (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)
Shoes – On a Lark – Gem Sandals w/ Hud

And Stuff…

Watermelon Garden Pose Prop – Something New – Watermelon Patch (2L @ The Honey I Shrunk the Cart Hunt)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden

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Punk Rock Girl

A Tale of Two Cats

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness, and hit the hunt trail again.  This time, the pupster and I sought out little white skulls during the Brii Underground Punk Rock Girl Hunt.  Each of the ten punk rock themed prizes in this hunt cost 1L and feature a complete outfit.   At the landing point, there is a board which displays the variety of hunt gifts and also a hint giver, which I found very useful.

Punk’s Not Dead…

…at least that’s what the Lokele t shirt claims.  The black side-knotted top features a gray, guitar-wielding skeleton, which definitely gives the shirt an edgy feel.  The asymmetrical, cropped hemline provides a sexy glimpse of your tummy.  Gray and black plaid capris with white stitching and riveted pockets coordinate beautifully with the theme of the outfit.  To wrap it all up, flat black sneakers with dark gray socks complete the look.  Quite a bit of care was taken with the amount of detail in these shoes, from the suede texture with white stitching, and the untied laces, to the herringbone-patterned soles.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh pants in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars
  • Mesh T shirt in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars
  • Alpha layers for top and shorts for classic avatars
  • Fitmesh pants in S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh T shirt in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Omega Lokele Make Up Catwa Head Jessica (not worn in my photo)

A New Multi Hue Updo

The edgy feel of my new outfit called for a different style hair than my usual, and the Zoe updo from EscalateD fit the bill perfectly. Completely free to Fab Free group members, this hairstyle features long tresses gathered in a large bun at the back of your head.  A few wispy strands dangle realistically down near your ears and the back of your neck.  The dark ebony hue of the hairstyle is brightened by highlights which provide vibrant pops of color.  A texture change HUD allows you to customize the base color and streak color of the highlights, offering a range of 15 colors across the rainbow spectrum.  I decided to use purple tinted eye shadow to play off the streaks in my hair.  It’s not a look I’d wear every day, but it made for a fun change up!

Ripley and I will return soon with another Fabulous Find to share with you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eye Make Up:  *Booty’s Beauty* Catwa Eyeshadow ~ Wisp

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Metallic Lipsticks

Hair:  .EscalateD. Zoe (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)

Outfit (top, pants, shoes):  Brii Underground Lokele (prize for Punk Rock Girl Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  [Malcheese] Wall Stand Poses (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  The Good Life
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