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First Flurries of the Season

First Snow

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As the flakes of snow drifted slowly down from the gray sky, I encouraged Ripley to walk a little faster so we could make it home before the sun set completely.  It is getting dark so early now, and I wanted to be home near the crackling fire.  With his thick fur coat, he seemed blissfully unaware of the chill in the air.

All Wrapped Up

Lucky for me, I had a scarf draped around my neck to help keep me warm.  This lovely wrap is a free gift for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  It even includes a texture change HUD, which allows you to select from 10 hues.  Each option features the same paisley pattern, and you can color the fringe to coordinate or contrast with the main fabric of the scarf.  It is resizable, and comes with a regular and a “more breast” version.  To pick up this neckwear for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Hilly Haalan Fashions group tag (free to join), and tap the vendor.

It’s All About the Comfort

My long sleeved shift dress from Store Aeyres on the Marketplace is loose-fitting and cozy.  This style of frock is great for most body types, and depending on how you accessorize, it can be suitable for casual, every day wear, or dressed up for an evening out.  Priced at only 50L, the package included the garment, as well as blue and green eyes for classic avatars, a crystal ring, earrings, a vintage pendant, shoes, a face light, and a color change HUD packed with a rainbow of selections.  For my picture, I chose just to wear the frock and keep my look fairly simple, so I didn’t try out any of the extras.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP

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 Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia

Bangs:  Truth Hair Bangs Side Whispy Right

Scarf:  Hilly Haalan Gift Scart (free group gift for member of the Hilly Haalan Fashions Group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Store Aeyres Long Sleeve Shift Dress (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  North

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Get Moving!

BelleEGGThey say “Home is where the heart is”, but which one of these boxes did I pack it in??

Hey there Fabulouses! One of the many cool things about Second Life is that you can pick up your entire home at the drop of a hat and go from a beach bungalow to a mountain chalet or New York studio, or where ever your heart desires…  Even a tree house or a cave if you like!  You don’t even have to change locations if you don’t want to, you can just pick it all up, and put something new down.  If only it was that easy in real life!

Enough Babbling Love, What ARE You Wearing?

My casual fall outfit today was put together with a couple of new goodies I came across this week – which was perfect timing, because they look great together!

You can pick up the LFE Leonie Sweater I am wearing today for just 10L in several mesh body sizes on the marketplace, and in fact…  if you do a little browsing through their marketplace listings, you’ll find that you can pick up the same sweater in several prints for just 10L each.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus

What goes better with a cozy sweater than some fuzzy warm boots?

Not much, and you can find the Mina Boots as a free group gift at Belle Epoque with a 10L join fee.  These boots will fit any kind of mesh avatar using their alpha huds and may work with the system body too if you happen to have the right alpha layer already in your inventory (alpha layer not incuded).  You will not only find the gorgeous brown colour I am wearing, but all of the following colours in your gift folder!

Boot Colours:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Coffee
  • Navy
  • Olive
  • Wine

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Truth Makena (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Sweater – LFE Leonie Sweater 1 (10L / marketplace)
Jeans – Bluberry Mia
Boots – Belle Epoque Mina Boots (free group gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Pose – LW Poses Vintage Soul (featured @ Tres Chic)
Sim – Honeycomb

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Grateful for the Little Things

Grateful for the Little Things

Hello Fabulouses!  There’s a jerky turkey running around SL, creating havoc, and  leaving orange feathers all over the place.  Ripley is determined to catch this guy, and I am along for the ride, scooping up hunt prizes as we go, for only 1L each.   It’s a great deal – all I have to do is follow the pup’s talented nose from sim to sim, hand out a few Ripley Snacks every now and then, and collect feathers.

Hoping to Find a Hunt Prize

It all started when we were at Hope’s Creations, trying to locate an elusive dollhouse for another hunt.  As we wandered from room to room in the shop, I urged Ripley, “Find it, Pal.  Find it!”  Suddenly, he got “that look” in his eye, and took off, nose to the ground, with me trailing along behind him.  He quickly reached his destination, and stood, wagging his tail wildly.  The only thing was, he didn’t find a dollhouse; he proudly pointed out … an old orange feather.  Slightly disappointed, but not wanting to offend the pup, I tossed him a reward, paid 1L, and picked up the feather.

I’m so glad I did, because an entire outfit was nestled inside the hunt object!  A warm, ribbed, under layer shirt, with three quarter length sleeves, a cropped sweater with the word “Grateful” written in multi-colored script across the front, and a skirt were all included.  Smiling at Ripley, I gladly slipped on the top and admired the textures.  I really enjoy the contrast between the darker cropped sweater and the creamy tone of the undershirt, and the message to be thankful was a timely reminder.  I was in the mood for comfy-casual for a day of miscellaneous errands, so I donned some bell bottom jeans instead of the skirt.  However, it is really cute, with a leafy design in coordinating tones to match the text printed on the shirt.  To add this adorable outfit to your inventory, teleport over to Hope’s Creations, and located the bright orange feather concealed in the shop, pay 1L, and the TJ Shirt and Skirt will be delivered right to your inventory.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • eBody
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

We never did track down the dollhouse, so Ripley and I will hit the trail again tonight to see if we can ferret it out.  If not, I’m sure my boy will be raring to locate that gobbler at another store.  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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Catwa & Omega (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Ryleigh

Top:  Hopes Creations TJ Shirt (prize for the Turkey Jerky Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  [Well Made] Tara Bell Bottom Jeans

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Casual Monday

Casual Monday
Hello Fabulouses and Happy Monday!  The mornings are crisper now, even where I am in RL, so I am glad Ripley and I came across this cozy, cowl neck sweater over the weekend.

Free With No Group Needed!

The pupster and I headed over to Graffitiwear yesterday to scoop up the latest group gift, and spied this adorable sweater, which is a free subscriber gift.  All I had to do was give the board a quick tap, and the Herringbone Sweater and Skirt delivered immediately.  The sweater features a dark blue, realistic looking knitted texture with pops of magenta and green in vertical stripes.  This pull over is thick and warm on the top half, but allows your tummy to feel the breeze.  I could see layering this over a tank top on frosty mornings, but today I was happy with the cropped sweater look.  Seeing as how Mondays are “Casual Day” at my work, I was in a “denim” kind of mood, so instead of donning the coordinating skirt included in the gift, I slipped on a pair of indigo jeans, which echoed the main color of my top.  My outfit was just right for a morning stroll before leaving for work.

I hope you have a terrific day!  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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Applier Catwa & Omega (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Sweater:  Graffitiwear Herringbone Sweater November 2017 Subscriber gift (just click subscriber and it’s free – 0L)

Pants:  [Q&K] Indigo Cuffed Jeans (55L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  TonkTastic 50’s Jump Boots

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Lost Sanctuary

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Layla

Waiting
Hi hi Fab Free’rs! I have a cute FREEbie for the Maitreya Lara body wearers out there. This adorable top and mini skirt combo is a FREE gift at Foxes. Now before I get into the details about the gift I want to say that the gift does say it is a VIP Group Gift for Foxes group members. However, I have been able to pick up the gift just by clicking the gift vendor without wearing the Foxes group tag. Just click the vendor and the gift is automatically delivered. That said, this might be an accident and it could become a group-only gift at any time. The Foxes group has a one time join fee of 150 linden. Now that I’ve got the PSA part of the post out of the way, how cute is this outfit from Foxes?!?

Maitreya Foxes

As I mentioned above this gift from Foxes comes in a Maitreya Lara mesh fit only. The skirt with suspenders, and the long sleeve top with the peter pan collar can be worn separately. If you had the right alpha layers already in your inventory, I imagine Classic Avatars could wear this too. There are not any alpha layers included with this gift. Once again this gift says it is a VIP gift, however as recently as this afternoon, no group was actually required. Just click the vendor poster and the gift is delivered. This could change at any time! The Foxes VIP group does have a 150 linden join fee should the group become required.

P.S. If you like the cute bubblegum, it’s by Pink Fuel. It has been around forever, but is still so cute. You can get it for just 50 linden on the Marketplace.

Here are the details! Don’t wait on this one!

Hair TRUTH VIP October – Makena *Originally Blogged by Love 

Head – CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento

Skin –  Essences – Digby – Medium01

Bubblegum – Pink Fuel – [PF] Yum Bubblegum! – 50L on the Marketplace

Outfit – Foxes – Layla – Maitreya Lara – FREE VIP Gift / Group is 150L to Join **Group Might Not be Required, Try Clicking the Vendor First 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Into The Forest I Go

BeYOUtiful

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I have a real treat for you today – a sweet new hairstyle adorned with daisies and a romantic, embroidered gown that wows with subtle sex appeal.  It’s hard to believe that BOTH are contained in one fabulous group gift that you can pick up entirely for free!

It’s a Celebration!

To commemorate its 6th anniversary in Second Life and 50,000 group members, D!va Hair is generously gifting group members with a fatpack of Iris hair and the stunning Iris gown (more on this beauty below!).  With seven variations for the hairstyle, including optional braids and long tresses in front and back (shown in my photo), and a HUD which allows you to select from 13 textures, as well as to turn on and off the headband and flowers, the Iris hair is extremely versatile.  You can resize as needed for the perfect fit (I had to do so with my Catwa head, but it was easy-peasy).  I seriously love this hairstyle!

Into the Forest I Go

Isn’t this gown just stunning?  With a dramatic slit that shows off shapely legs, a curve-hugging fit, and a perfectly tied bow at the waist, this formal frock is quite chic.  Its long skirt drapes smoothly to a slightly flared hemline that trails a bit behind you as you walk.  The cream colored background fabric is adorned with intricate ecru embroidery, which adds a touch of elegance.  It’s hard to see in my picture due to my long hair, but the bodice is strapless and dips low in the back.  The gift box also includes a translucent pannier that I opted not to add.  With a timeless, romantic appeal, this free gown is sure to flatter any avatar.  To pick up both the hair and dress, simply teleport over to D!va, join the group if you are not a member (it’s completely free), and tap the vendor.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • two alpha layers for classic avatars

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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Applier Catwa & Omega (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  D!va Iris (free sixth anniversary group gift for D!va Hair – 0L/0L to join)

Gown:  D!va Iris (free sixth anniversary group gift for D!va Hair – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Look Out Any Window

Look Out Any Window

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I returned to the Ricielli Halloween Hunt, and discovered another gorgeous dress for only 15L.  The EOS II dress features a delicate lace trim all along the neckline, which adds a soft feminine appeal.  The deep midnight texture has a subtle sheen to it that highlights the natural folds in the skirt and the criss-crossed tie at the waistline.  This frock fits beautifully, and is an amazing bargain!  With elegant accessories, it is perfect for a date night, but is also just as wonderful for every day wear.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya
  • Belleza Isis
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Original

I’m not sure how long the Halloween Hunt will continue at Ricielli’s, so if you like this dress as much as I do, I’d recommend heading over to the shop as soon as possible.  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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Applier Catwa & Omega (free gift on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Ice (in-store gacha – 50L)

Jewelry:  Maxi Gossamer Angelika set (includes necklace and earrings)

Dress:  Ricielli EOS II Dress (prize for in-store Halloween Hunt – 15L)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Lost Sanctuary

Song:  Look Out Any Window by Bruce Hornsby and the Range (a classic song that is still so true today)

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Which Path Will You Choose?

Down a Gravel Road

Happy Friday Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I sure am ready for a weekend!  With Halloween and the morning-after effects of too much sugar among my co-workers (not so much for me, but I do admit to snacking on a few pieces here and there), this has been a challenging work week, and I’m glad to see the end of the week and the end of October.  One of the great things about a new month starting is a crop of new hunts to check out.  The pupster and I tried our luck on the Dirty Little Secret Hunt, and came away with a darling mini dress.

Cherri Blossoms

My new frock from Trashed features a daring neckline that plunges deeply to offer a sexy peek at my belly button.  I fell in love with its cherry blossom print as soon as I laid eyes on it.  This little number hugged my every curve and fit my Maitreya mesh body perfectly.  Narrow shoulder straps looped behind my neck and allowed my shoulders to feel the caress of the sun.   The hunt package includes fits for the major mesh bodies, as well as a fit mesh version (with alpha layer) for classic avatars.  For just 50L and a little bit of your time searching around, you can scoop up this gorgeous mini dress for your own collection.

Versions Included:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • eBody
  • Physique
  • Fit mesh (includes alpha layer)

The Dirty Little Secret Hunt runs through November 25th, so you have plenty of time to locate the hunt icon, which is a black key adorned with a red ribbon.  There are two trails to follow on this hunt – a 1L path and the 50L one that Ripley and I set off down.  Honestly, there are lovely items on BOTH paths, so if you have time this weekend, I’d recommend checking out this hunt. (Just a warning, there are some adult items included in the hunt).

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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Tempest

Dress:  Trashed Cherri Dress (Prize for Dirty Little Secret Hunt – 50L)

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

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Are You Feeling Lucky?

Remember

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I keep finding fantastic Boho-style clothing to share with you.  Today is no exception.  If you are lucky, you can scoop up this outfit completely for free.  Sound intriguing?  Read on…

Ruffles and Lacing

My Cotton Candy Boho Bralet and Laced Skirt are a Lucky Board prize over at @rOrO.  Both pieces feature a pink and purple print framed with soft teal, reminiscent of the sweet carnival treat it’s named for.   The symmetrical design of the fabric is quite pleasing to the eye, and I really love the color scheme!  Delicate wavy trim adorns the top, while white lacing keeps the maxi skirt securely in place.   This outfit has a soft, romantic feel and is just so pretty.  There are 2 lucky boards at the shop with rotating prizes on them, as well as a Midnight Mania board.  Love blogged the gorgeous prize for that board in her post {HERE}.  I think the pupster was a lucky charm for me because I didn’t have to wait long until that magical “K” appeared on the lucky board vendor.  Quick as a wink, I tapped that board, and did a little happy dance for good measure.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I hope the rest of your work week passes by quickly and smoothly.  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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner: RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Wind (50L in store gacha)

Outfit:  @rOrO LB Cotton Candy Boho Ruffle Bralet and Laced Skirt (free Lucky Board Prize – 0L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Elvenshire

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Autumn Stroll

Walk With Me

Post Holiday Trick or Treating

Hello Fabulouses!  Even though Halloween is over, the Halloween Hunt is still going strong over at Ricielli’s.  Ripley and I moseyed on over today to check out this fabulous in-store event.  For just 15L per prize, you can scoop up 20 goodie baskets which contain footwear, tops, dresses and even some lacey undergarments.  My sexy mini is just one of the hunt gifts up for grabs.  The Bobbi Dress is hunt item #3, and she’s a real beauty!  With detailed extras such as the ruffled trim on the bodice and the neatly tied bow at the waistline, this frock will not disappoint!  The rich burgandy texture has a subtle sheen which highlights the realistic folds in the fabric.  All you have to do is search through the store, locate the basket containing item #3, and pay 15L.  The baskets are scattered throughout the shop, but they are quite easy to find, so in no time at all, you can collect all 20 gifts.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Slink
  • Slink Hourglass

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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin

Jewelry:  Earthstones Falling Leaves Earrings and Necklace

Dress:  Ricielli Bobbi Dress (prize for the in store Halloween hunt – 15L)

Heels:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Overlow Poses

Sim:  Oh Deer

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