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Patchwork Goodness

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More goodies.

I showed you some Graffitiwear goodness in my last post here, but there was another dress I couldn’t resist at the Graffitiwear main-store that I had to pick up. All I needed was the Graffitwear group tag (it only cost me a mere 5L) and I was able to pick up the March Springtime Dress as a free gift. It’s all kinds of patchwork yumminess and I couldn’t pass it up!

It comes in these sizes:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Since it’s March…

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in about a week, I couldn’t pass up adding a little touch of green to my outfit. I found these pretty toe rings by ECCO jewelry for Slink mid feet on the Marketplace for just 10L. They only fit Slink mid feet so be sure you have the right feet before you purchase them! But aren’t my footsies cute!

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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 – [e] elikatira – Brenna
Toe Rings – ECCO – Footsies Toe Rings Rose Green (10L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Springtime Dress 2017 March VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/5L to Join Group)

Sim Location – Giardini di Vita

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The Truth Is, I Need Some Puppy Therapy!

Puppy Therapy

Hello Fabulouses!  Aren’t these little guys adorable?  Ripley and I stopped today for a picnic lunch on the Bay of Dreams sim, and while we polished off our food, these little stow-aways snuck into our basket.  I guess we will just have to take them home with us!

I Discovered the Truth

When I logged on to SL today after work, I was thrilled to see a notice from the Truth Hair VIP group.  Zoya, the free March gift, sat patiently waiting for me all bundled up in the group notices.  This lovely updo style has whispy tendrils that beautifully frame the face, and a collection of curls pinned up in the back.  You can add on optional bangs, and long front and back sections to change up the hairstyle.  In my photo, I am featuring the bangs and the long section which has escaped the pins to flow down my back.  I am absolutely in love with this loosely gathered updo!  This versatile hairstyle suits both a formal look and the more casual outfit I am sporting today.  To add Zoya to your inventory, you must be a member of the Truth Hair VIP group , which has a 350L join fee, but the one time investment is well worthwhile because each month, members receive a free full fat pack of a new Truth Hair design.

All Tied Up in Knots

My knotted top today is another 1L hunt prize in the What’s Your Category Hunt.  The Alexandra shirt from Barbed Wire Kisses features a mauve colored fabric with a soft sheen.  With rolled back cuffs and a crisp collar, this top is perfect for an afternoon in the park.  The hunt prize package includes mesh for Isis, TMP, Curvy, Fine, Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya, Physique and Venus as well as mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, and L.  For a daring look, you can wear this top all on its own, but I chose to pair it with BSassy’s cropped Mix and Match Venice Tank in Rose, which I picked up on the Marketplace for only 49L.  It provided complete coverage yet fit snugly under my over shirt.

Looks Like I Need to Stock Up on Ripley Snacks

Our little surprise passengers’ tummies are growling audibly, so Rip and I had better scurry on home and fix up a batch of kibble and a dessert of the pupster’s favorite treats.  I hope his attitude toward sharing has improved since the incident with Baloo the guard bear!  Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (free group gift – 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  EarthStones Jumoke Male Necklace in Amethyst

Over Shirt:  Barbed Wire Kisses Alexandra Shirt (What’s Your Category Hunt Prize 1L)

Tank Top:  BSassy Mix and Match Venice Tank Rose (49L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans Midnight

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses

Sim:  Bay of Dreams
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Stranded

Stranded

A crumbling lighthouse and

Nothing but sea for miles and miles and miles. I was hopping from sim to sim in search of the perfect backdrop for my latest finds and it seems that I’ve gone and stranded myself quite literally in the middle of nowhere ( oops -sad trombone sounds in the distance-). As I take a break from trying to find a way off this lonely little island (those payphones on the pier could be the answer) I suppose I could tell you all about this little look that I pieced together. -Clears throat- Here goes;

The start of the month is always such an exciting time by way of scooping up those group gifts. If you’re in an awesomely generous group like MOoH! however, things are spiced up even more with raffles, monthly gift cards and group discounts thrown into the pot. I always get a little excited when I visit MOoH! to take a peek at their weekly 50% off group deal; needless to say, it was just impossible to get the gift card out fast enough when I caught a glimpse of the Hope dress. It’s also impossible to pinpoint which feature of this dress is my favorite. From it’s pretty white and rose pink color scheme to its flowy tired drawstring skirt everything about it simply screamed spring readiness and I was very happy to add it to my ever-growing collection from MOoH! The Hope dress comes in a plethora of sizes as well which include:

  • 5 Standard mesh and Fitmesh sizes (XXS-L)
  • 1 size for the Maitreya mesh body
  • 1 size for the Slink Physique and Hourglass bodies respectively

The Hope dress is only on the group discount board until the 9th of March so hurry down to grab your copy. While you’re there don’t forget to snag your group gift as well, Love has showcased the outfit {HERE} and tap the gift card and raffle boards too. Good luck!

Marketplace ink

I’ve been looking for some new ink to try out for a while now and stopped by the Marketplace to see if I could ferret out some good deals. Turns out I was really spoiled for choice and it took me a good while to finally decide on the Hise tattoo by Wolf Studio because the beautifully intricate patterns distinctly reminded me of Henna. The best part is that the Hise tattoo cost only 1L and both classic avatars, as well as avatars with mesh bodies, will be able to enjoy it as the tattoo comes in:

  • Classic tattoo layers (both fresh and faded)
  • Appliers for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink mesh bodies (both fresh and faded)

The appliers are all fitted into one easy to use Hud so you won’t have to worry about inventory clog.

Do the dip dye

Discovering new hair stores are always great and one of the newest additions to the Fabulously Free in SL group gift list pointed me right in the direction of EscalateD. While I’ve caught glimpses here and there of this particular merchant on Flickr the hustle of SL often takes me in the opposite direction so it was great to have the Ashlae acting as an anchor to keep me on the right track. The Ashlae hair is a great casual style which is available to you for free with your free FabFree tag activated. There are two versions of the hair included in the gift package, the normal one and a slightly larger version for chestier avatars. What I really like about the Ashlae hair is its dip dye style that you can modify to your mood and preference using a nifty hud. With it, you’ll be able to choose between fifteen different vibrant tones for the base color as well as the streaks.

While you’re at the store there is another free (no group needed) hair gift to pick up as well which severs as a color tester and if you’re so inclined you can join the EscalateD group for 150L to take advantage of the group perks (lucky letters, midnight mania board, generous group gift and store credit.)

And that’s a wrap. I really need to find my way off this island, someone needs to be home to feed Commander not to mention the owls and the horses and the ducks and the pelican and…you get the picture. Till next time guys!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair – EscalateD Ashlae (0L/Fabulously Free in SL group gift/No joining fee required)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Manicure – Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (Past XOXO Hunt)  
Tattoo – Wolf Studio Hise (1L on the Marketplace)
Dress – MOoH! Hope (50% off Group only discount/Group tag required/100L join fee)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Madame Reve

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Seek and You Will Find

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Hello there Fabulouses!  When I saw Carson’s posts {HERE} and {HERE}about the What’s Your Category Hunt, I decided to check out the female prizes up for grabs.  Ripley and I teleported over to  Ambient Fashion, and although it took some determination and many trips around the store to locate the hunt icon, the Cassandra shirt was well worth our investment of time and one little linden dollar.

Nevertheless, She Persisted

When I first attempted to locate the small black bag tied with a red ribbon, I just couldn’t find it.  I wandered throughout the store, upstairs and downstairs, and after quite some time, I gave up in frustration.  However, later while looking at the hunt prizes on the preview page, my eyes were drawn over and over to the knotted Cassandra top.  I loved the raspberry and purple tones, and became determined to add the long sleeved shirt to my inventory.  So….I returned to Ambient and searched again.  I’m so glad I did!  The satiny texture of the fabric, the realistic folds, and the dangling ties all combine to make the perfect casual cropped top and, at only 1 little Linden dollar, the price was just right!

What’s Included:

  • Mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Applier for Isis, Curvy, Fine, Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya, Physique, TMP and Venus

That Look in His Eye

As I put the finishing touches on this blog post, a certain canine someone tapped my leg with his paw, and stared longingly at his tracking harness.  I think he is enjoying the challenge of tracking down hunt gifts to share with our readers.  We’ll hit the trail again, and hopefully be back soon with another Fabulous Find.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier – Aiko

Hair:  Argrace Suzuna

Necklace:  EarthStones Bali Crescent Necklace in Silver/Amethyst (99L for a set including matching earrings not shown – available in the bargain loft upstairs)

Top:  Ambient Fashion Cassandra Shirt (What’s Your Category Hunt Prize 1L)

Jeans:  Cheer Master Skinny Jeans from the Off Shoulder and Skinny Jeans Outfit (89L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  Prism Montana Fringed Book (Love Me Hate Me Hunt Prize)

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses

Sim:  Le Sixieme Sens
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Finding Harmony

Dreaming With Open Eyes

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to stick close to home today and see if we could round up a budget-friendly Fabulous Find from my comfortable (well, kind of) computer chair.  Hmmm.  I wonder if we could find a really cushy computer chair on the Marketplace, too…  I certainly hope so!

Hugging Those Curves

For the promo price of only 10L, I purchased this snowy white, flirty number from M’Encanta’s marketplace store.  I love the way the Feline Dress is adorned with intricate embroidery on the bodice.  The silhouette-skimming cut is sure to flatter any figure.  It features slender spaghetti straps, and vertical piping that emphasizes the length of your torso and draws the eyes upward.

What’s Included:

  • Fitted mesh for classic avatars in S, M, L, XL
  • Fitted Mesh for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink

Just a Little Cover Up

Although soft spring temperatures aren’t too far away, I felt I needed a light coat to offer a bit of protection from the elements, so Ripley and I returned to scouring the Marketplace.  We found the perfect little windbreaker for only 50L from Paintbox Designs.  The Harmony Denim Jacket in dark blue provided a lovely contrast against the creamy hue of my frock, and kept my arms and shoulders shielded from chilly breezes.  Its cropped length complemented my dress, and provided warmth without overpowering my form-fitting attire.

A Hunting We Will Go

Just as I finished typing up my post, I heard a jingling sound behind me.  I turned to see the pupster trotting toward me with his tracking harness clutched in his mouth.  That can only mean one thing – a post filled with hunt goodies will soon be on the way.  Wish me luck!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Slate

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat

Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Dark Blue Denim (50L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  M’Encanta Feline Dress White (10L promo on the Marketplace)

Necklace:  EarthStones Jumoke Male Necklace Moonstone

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim:  Private Location

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Leave a Trail of Glitter

All That Glitters

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  It was a cold and dreary day here in RL, and I was sure glad to enjoy some warmer weather in SL.  Ripley and I ventured to the Bal Harbour sim and met some new canine pals as we looked for the perfect spot to snap a picture.

Sleek and Sophisticated

My dress today, Cupid, is a free gift for Fab Free group members from Glitter.  With its curve-hugging design and plunging neckline, you are sure to have all eyes on you once you don this deep navy dress.  I liked the way the fine, speckled dots on the fabric caught the gleam of the sunlight as I wandered around.  I felt so elegant in this dress, and chose to pair it with an over-sized black sun hat and a pair of simple black heels.  The overall effect was graceful and chic, and I will definitely wear this outfit again soon.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers HUD for Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and eBody
  • Cupid Dress insert for mesh skirt in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cupid Dress shirt and pants layer for classic avatars

Just One of Many

Cupid is just one of forty-eight free gifts that generous designers are presenting to Fab Free group members.  You can check out the entire group gift posting, which shows all the amazing free gifts for our fabulous group members, {HERE}.  If you are anything like me, you will find a number of “must haves” among this long list.

Until my next post, happy shopping, wonderful readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Slate

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier – Aiko

Hat:  Meli Imako Full Perm Mesh Women’s Floppy Hat with Hair (I wore just the hat, not the hair…I had to edit the hat slightly so it would fit over my hair)

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Dress:  Glitter Cupid Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group members 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Cinzia for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Bal Harbour
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Lemonade Stand

Lemonade

It’s not the milkshake that brings the girls to the yard…

…It’s the lemonade. I am really needing warmer weather to finally settle in. I’m starting to get a case of cabin fever and thinking about all the Spring and Summer activities I enjoy. Stopping by a mobile drink stand and picking out my favo(u)rite cold summer drink has been right up there on the list. Today’s FREE gift is a group gift from AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS. The Leather Jacket is tight fitting and does not come with a shirt layer. So I borrowed the Military PT Uniform Olive Drab Shirt from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt gift I found at Emmalena Damour Designs that I previously showed [HERE]. This shirt is worn with an Omega Applier for my body and works great with the jacket. Another Springtime Aesthetics Hunt gift that comes in sizes than the Aesthetics form is the Derek Jeans part of the $1L hunt gift from Sin Original that was originally shown [HERE]. Here’s to warm, sunny days ahead for everyone!

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS – Leather Jacket (FREE group gift 0L/0L to join)
Shirt: ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs – Military PT Uniform Olive Drab Shirt (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Pants: Sin Original – Derek Jeans (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Shoes: A&D Clothing– Innsbruck Shoes
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: GlamRus – Philly (Marketplace $1L)

Sim: Shadow Land

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Country Life

Country Life

She said I could rez anything…

After I was allowed to decorate a corner of the house [Here],  it was then decided that my decorating skills would be put to better use outside…     While she was out, I got bored and decided to make the outdoor space a little more “me”. I found the perfect pose prop for the side yard. The Country Life Pose prop by Something New is a FREE group gift to members. This is a group pose, but Chester the goat (yes, there’s a goat wandering the property) ate the other two pose balls before I could gather some friends. The tractor and the sheep are included with this pose (you wouldn’t want Chester). The Something New group is FREE to join.

Late night online shopping…

Another sign of bordom is online shopping. I was told by more than one person I should check out this deal on the Marketplace from Polo Paul (the place my glasses came from, btw). The Alpha Outfit was a steal at just $44L. The Mesh Boots and Mesh Hardcore Jeans both come in sizes XS-XL and the Mesh Leather Jacket w/ Shirt comes in sizes S-L with two fitted sizes as well. I finished off the look by finding the Paper Coffee Cup by Indolent for $10L, also on the Marketplace. When she came home, I did my best model presentation gesture to the tractor and in return received a stern finger point to the man cave…

I need a bigger man cave….

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Polo Paul – Alpha Outfit ($44L  on the Marketplace)
Accessory: Indolent – Paper Coffee Cup ($10L on the  Marketplace)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Something New – Country Life (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)

Sim: Private

 

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The Evolution of a Hipster

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A box and a box of smokes…

Serena messaged me and told me I was cray cray if I didn’t get down to The Hipster Fair as there were plenty of gifts to be had (and even a few gifts for guys). I popped on over and boy was it … PINK! Once I got used to the color scheme, I started going from store to store looking for the green mustaches for the guy gifts. I managed to find a few dollar gifts to make a couple of amazeball hipster looks to show you. The NIDOLO XIV Outfit can be picked up at the ARTIZANA booth for just $1L. This three-piece outfit consists of the mesh suit pants, mesh shirt w/ tie and mesh suit vest. The look is versatile as the vest and shirt can be worn separately. My Hipster Glasses are a $1L gift from KIB Designs. They come in both male and female versions and can be worn on your face or on the top of your head.

Tired of Walkman around…

I also found the Adam Sweater at the Trashed booth. This $1L gift comes in the standard XS-XL sizes and is a great casual look. The Classic Spring Camo Sneakers by The Man Cave is a FabFree goup gift that was previously shown [HERE]. My poses are by Image Essentials. The Evolution of a Hipster poses can be had at the Hipster Fair out of a gacha machine for just $50L per turn. You won’t be devo ‘cos you’re heaps povo with theses cheap gifts.

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Carson is wearing….

Outfit: :: ARTIZANA :: NIDOLO XIV @ The Hipster Fair  (Gift $1L)
Shirt: Trashed – Adam Sweater @ The Hipster Fair  (Gift $1L)
Accessories: KIB Designs – Hipster Glasses @ The Hipster Fair (Gift $1L)
Shoes: The Man Cave – Classic Sneakers Spring Camo (FREE FabFree Group Gift – Pay 1L – 1L refunded)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Poses: Image Essentials – The Evolution of a Hipster @ The Hipster Fair (Gacha – $50L per pull)

Sim: Shadow Land

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