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A Moment of Peace

Peace

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I have family arriving from out of town tonight, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share a budget friendly hunt find that I picked up for just one Linden dollar.  Since Stan had such good luck at the Peace by Peace 2 Hunt, I decided to give it a go myself, and came away with the Gloria outfit from Sweet E’s Designs.  With its floral skirt and coordinating short sleeve top, this outfit had me instantly ready for summery weather.  The shirt features a scoop-style neckline adorned with a narrow string tied in a bow.  The mini skirt, with its column of four buttons and four pockets, rides low on your hips and hugs your curves.  Since the outfit contains both classic and mesh avatar versions, I’m sure you will find just the right fit for you.  To pick up this complete outfit for yourself, teleport over to the store and search for the puzzle piece hidden in the store.  The hunt sign out front has a hint giver, which I found pretty handy.  Since the hunt concludes on June 3rd, you still have plenty of time left.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

After my peaceful moment at Butterfly Beach, it’s time to round up Ripley, and head off to the airport.  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 Soldier
Hair:  Stealthic Ascension
Outfit:  Sweet E’s Designs Gloria Shirt and Skirt (prize in the Peace by Peace 2 Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  Fri.day Romy Sandals
Pose:  Revival Wood Shelter (on the sim)
Sim:  Butterfly Beach

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The Light In Your Eyes

My Eyes Adore You

Hey there, Fab Free!  Happy Saturday to you and Happy Victoria Day holiday weekend for our Canadian and Scottish readers!  We have a three day weekend coming up in the US, and to me, it always signals that summer is just around the corner.  I hope wherever you are, you enjoy your weekend.  I have two free gifts to share with you (one is unisex, so keep reading, ladies).  Now there’s a budget friendly way to start summer!

My Eyes Adore You

They say eyes are the window to the soul. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I do know they are the first things I notice when I meet someone new.  I’m stuck with the same old color eyes in RL, but in SL, I can change the hue up whenever I like.  Today, I am sporting May Eyes from Amias, but ladies this gift isn’t just for the menfolk.  These appliers are for the Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, and feature five colors to choose from.  I selected the hazel option, which features a pale green shade accented with brown radiating from the center, but I think the blue is really attractive as well.  I really like the way the designer included a pop of white color as a reflection in the left portion of the iris.  To pick these peepers up for yourself, simply teleport over to the store, activate the Amias group tag and tap the vendor.  Since there is no join fee, you can add the gift to your inventory completely for free.

Stripes

Sometimes You Just Get Lucky

While shopping at the Trashed Mainstore, I decided to check out the Midnight Mania and Lucky Boards.  I’m glad I did, because as soon as I arrived, I spotted an “S” appear, and picked up the Blurred Lines shirt, completely for free.  The prizes vary each round, so you might have to wait awhile.  Now, if you don’t see your magic letter pop up on the Lucky Board, or the Blurred Lines picture isn’t on display, don’t despair because you can still get this shirt for free as a gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.  If you’re not already a member, there is a 10L join fee, but there are Teleport Hub group gifts all around the grid, so joining is well worth the price.  This polo style shirt features a turned down collar, shorts sleeves, and  a bold red, white and gray stripe pattern splashed across a black background.  The gift package includes classic as well as mesh body versions.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Jake
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)

I’m off to see what other fabulous finds for guys I can discover.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex

Eyes:  Amias (free gift for members of the Amias group – 0L/0L to join)

Shirt:  Trashed Blurred Lines Tee (free Lucky Board prize – 0L no group required OR free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L join fee)

Jeans:  Belleza Shea Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Cranium Bay

Song:  In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

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She Dreams in Shades of Blue

Behind These Hazel Eyes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and happy Middle of the Work Week to you!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a lace trimmed crop top that you can pick up as a free group gift.  Featuring a sleeveless design, a soft dusky blue, and white piping on the loosely cut hemline, the Elisi top is perfect for warm summer days.  I thought the hue coordinated well with a worn pair of denim shorts, but if you’d prefer a different shade, the designer thoughtfully tucked a texture change HUD in the gift box.  Although you can’t see it in my snapshot, there is a delicate criss-cross lacing detail in the back that is just so pretty!  With versions for multiple body types, as long as you have a mesh avatar (no classic styles are included), I think you will be able to find the ideal fit for you.  To add this sweet shirt to your summer wardrobe, teleport over to Nessmarket, activate the group tag (there’s just a teensy 5L join fee) and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s time for me to once again rescue seagulls from the pupster’s undivided attention.  He thinks they are having great fun with him, but I’m not so sure they share his point of view.  I hope the rest of your week provides you with calm waters and smooth sailing.  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:  Argrace Nazuna

Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes Gacha 06 Hazel (in store Gacha – 75L per play)

Top:  Nessmarket Elisi Top (free gift for members of the Nessmarket.com VIP group – 0L/5L to join)

Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts Light Blue

Pose:  Exposeur Poses and Props

Sim:  Baja Sands

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Wandering in a Field of Flowers

Flirty Summer Style

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  I had a lovely weekend with my family in RL, and I hope you did as well!  My daughter surprised me with a mason jar full of small pieces of paper on which she had written reasons why she loves me.  It must have taken so long for her to make it, and I’m sure it will be a real pick me up on the days I’m feeling down.  RL aside, I’m excited to tell you about this sweet floral and denim outfit that I picked up as a free group gift.

Flirty Summer Style

AMUI’s bandeau style sleeveless top and maxi skirt are packed with details such as the ruffled trim on the shirt, an embroidered design near the edge, and dangling ties.  I really like the juxtaposition of worn denim and the flower patterned fabric.  Straightaway, the bright hues and cheery blooms caught my eye, and I knew I had to add the “Lindy” top and skirt to my summer wardrobe.  Luckily, it’s set out as a free group gift for members of the AMUI Group, and since the join fee was only 25L, it was a budget friendly fabulous find.  The package includes versions for popular mesh bodies, but no classic avatar styles.  Since the pieces can be worn separately, it will be fun to mix and match with other items of clothing in my inventory.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Ripley is raring to go for his evening walk, and since we had quite pleasant temperatures today, we’d better get out and enjoy it while we can.  Last week, we hit record high temperatures, so it’s nice to have a respite from the heat.  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 (includes hat):  Truth Hair Jacica (first blogged {HERE} by Love)

Outfit:  AMUI Lindy Top and Skirt (free gift for members of the AMUI Group – 0L/25L to join)

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  La Clef Des Champs

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Retro Style

New Order

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I took a step back in time as I hit the trail of the Retro Hunt this week.  The first stop on my list was one of my favorite stores – Horr Menswear.  There, I discovered this vintage style tank featuring the name of an 80’s band.  As a young pup back in the day, I remember riding down the highway, windows down, and Blue Monday by the New Order blaring on the stereo.  So, of course, I just HAD to find the hunt prize featuring this group!

Back to the Eighties

It took longer than I thought and several trips to the store, but I was bound and determined not to give up.  I’m so glad I hung in there because I came away with a classic two toned tank top.  This form-fitting top features a realistic wrinkled texture and a muted color scheme.  As you can see from my picture, it coordinates well with faded blue jeans, but would also go with black or gray pants.  Since versions for classic as well as mesh bodies are tucked in the package, I’m sure you’ll discover one that fits your avatar just right.  Priced at only 1 Linden dollar (and an investment of time spent searching), this top is a great addition to anyone’s casual summer wardrobe.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

The Retro Hunt runs through May 31, and all prizes cost just 1 Linden dollar.  I’m off to search for more nostalgic items along the trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat) 

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Top:  Horr Menswear No Centelli Tank (prize for the Retro Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Isle of May

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Treat Yourself Tuesday

Lost in Dreams

Hello Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are hanging out at the shore after a fun shopping spree down at the Sunny Side Up Sale at The Wash.  If you haven’t checked out the event yet, you really should.  There are sooooo many wonderful budget friendly finds there!  In fact, I picked up my outfit today at the Finale Couture cart for just 10L.

Comfy Casual

With its sassy crop top and cozy, almost harem style pants, Finale Couture’s Celia outfit is right up my alley.  I love the way the legs are generously cut and gathered into soft folds at the ankle.  A pale, ivy green fabric accented with white batik or tie dye style motifs on the bottoms creates a soft color scheme that will flatter your avi.  You can’t really see the detail in the texture on the shirt due to the angle in my photo, but it features realistic wrinkles which emphasize your figure.   This set for mesh body avatars is perfect for a relaxing day spent lounging at the beach, hanging out with friends, or shopping at The Wash for more fabulous finds!  The event continues until May 16th, which leaves plenty of time for some retail therapy!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

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 Cheri

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  La Forgia Jewels Love Tribe Necklace (10L on the Marketplace)

Outfits:  Finale Couture Celia Top and Pants (at the Cart Wash sale – 10L)

Pose:  Goose – Dreaming on the Rocks (located on the sim)

Sim:  Les Reves Perdus

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Way Back Up In The Country

Break Time
Howdy there, Fabulous Readers!  Although I’ve been working hard around the farm all day, it’s finally break time, which means I get to stop and tell you all about this durable set of overalls I picked up as a prize in the World Tour Hunt.  You may have read Astrid’s post about her cosmopolitan finds on the hunt, but this good ol’ boy picked up a package with a more country flair.

Down in Creekville

This morning, I was up before dawn, ready to head over to Horr Menswear to see if I could locate the globe concealed in the shop.  I called his name, jingled his tracking harness, and even rattled a whole box full of Ripley snacks, but he wouldn’t budge.  He just kept snoring softly all curled up on his fluffy dog bed.  Muttering something about a “so-called man’s best friend,” I gave up on the pupster, crossed my fingers, and hoped I’d be able to find the hunt object on my own without too much trouble.  Thankfully, it didn’t take long, and I was soon back home opening my prize.

For just 2 Linden dollars, and a small investment of time searching, I had myself outfitted in my new Creekville Overalls.  The prize package included versions for popular mesh bodies as well as classic avatars.  Packed with details such as thick stitching, plenty of pockets, and sturdy straps, these pants were ideal for my busy day.  I appreciated the fact that all the dirt on the farm blended right in with the texture of the brown denim.  I have to say, that designer is one smart cookie!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • NX David
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP

Back to Work

Well, Beau here is eager to head out to his favorite pasture, so I’d better get a move on.  There are stalls to muck out, troughs to fill, and grain to deliver.  That’s just how it is out in the country…  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Overalls:  Horr Menswear WTH Creekville Overalls (hunt prize for World Tour Hunt – 2L)

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Honeycomb Hive Mainstore

Song:  I’m From the Country by Tracy Bird

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Visiting a Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Hello Fab Free!  I’m just popping in with a quick post about a free complete outfit that you can pick up just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Since the group is completely free to join, this ensemble will cost you exactly zero Linden dollars – now that’s what I call a budget friendly, fabulous find!  My strapless bandeau top and jeans capris from Alias also includes the black high heel sandals in the picture.  A HUD with 15 options for textures, and a rainbow of color choices for the top enables you to fully customize to your heart’s desire.   I can see myself wearing this outfit over and over throughout the summer!  With wide cuffs that fall below the knee, and a fun chain-style belt, the soft grayish-blue capris will coordinate well with a variety of other tops, which enhances the versatility of this free gift.  Since the package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, it’s a definite must have for your summer wardrobe!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I’m off to round up the pupster who wandered off exploring while I paused to snap my photo.  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:  Wasabi Hair Store Everly (available at The Seasons Story)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1

Outfit:  Alias Hope PT 1 {includes top, capris AND heels!} – (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Lemon Beach

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I’m Gonna Take You Surfin’ With Me

See You on the Next Wave

Since Kat hasn’t stopped going on about her relaxing getaway to the beach, I decided it was my turn.  I loaded up my board, and made a quick trip to the surf over at Baja Tides, blasting music by the Beach Boys the whole way.  Luckily, my new shorts had me all set to catch some waves in style.

Celebrate the Start of May Just a Tiny Bit Early

It might still be the end of April, but I came across my first May group gift this morning at Amazing Creations.  With a dark belt, a teal background, and a fun tropical print, these shorts are just right for my surfing safari.  Classic and mesh body versions come side by side in the free gift package, so this summer staple is sure to fit most guys.  The best part about it all?  The Amazing Creations group is completely free to join, so my new look didn’t cost a single Linden dollar.  Now, my board’s a whole other story…

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Let’s go surfing now!  Come on a safari with me…

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Shorts:  Amazing Creations Male Group Gift May (free gift for members of the Amazing Creations group – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free gift for members of Dufaux Mesh Boutique group – 0L/0L to join first blogged here by Loki)

Pose:  Tutys Mocap Animations

Sim:  Baja Tides

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C’est La Vie

La Vie

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Sunday!  As you can see, Ripley and I had a lazy morning over on the La Vie sim today.  I tossed some crumbs to this adorable gaggle of geese while the pupster supervised, making sure no Ripley snack pieces were in the mix.  What a lovely way to start the day!

As Luck Would Have It

Yesterday, I shared a group gift that I had picked up over at Zoom Design.  When I went back to the store to pick up the landmark for my post, I happened to glance over at the group only Lucky Boards, and was thrilled to see a “K” appear.  Quick as a wink, I tapped the board, and became the proud new owner of this Gizele Outfit.  The free package included a separate crop top, skirt, and four texture color change HUD.  I chose the black floral design, but could have gone with solid black, solid brown or a brown floral pattern.  The top includes lacing which criss-crosses through golden eyelets; it’s sexy, yet keeps you covered in all the right places.  The skirt reaches to almost knee length and features a slit in the side.  In the photo, it appears like there are two slits, but that is an illusion created by the sit position – there is actually just one slit on the left side.  Sorry about that, but I just love the romantic nature of the pose in the swing, so I opted to go with this photo, and explain about the skirt.  To pick up a copy of this sweet outfit for yourself, simply teleport over to the shop, switch to the Zoom Designs group tag, and cross your fingers.  Hopefully your special letter will appear quickly!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

New Tresses

On Friday, I received a group notice from the Olive VIP group regarding a new release, so I popped over to the shop to take a look.  While there, I scooped up some of the VIP gift hairs on the shelf and noticed the Aries style, which is part of the Zodiac Collection.  This gorgeous, full, side-parted, shoulder length style frames the face in luxurious waves.  The free gift package for group members includes a FULL fat pack of color options, so it’s a wonderful treat.  Also on the shelf, you’ll find the newest group gift, an updo called Skee, as well as a variety of other free items.  If you are not a group member, you can purchase the Aries Zodiac Collection at the store.

The crumbs have all been gobbled up, the geese have dispersed, and Ripley is giving me that “I’m STARVING!” look with his deep chocolate eyes.  He WAS a good boy, and made no move to “share” the breadcrumbs with the birds, so it’s time to head on home, and reward his model behavior.  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:  Olive the Zodiac Collection Aries Hair (free group gift for Olive VIP Group – 0L/500L to join)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Dark Desire Choker

Top:  Zoom Design Gizele Outfit (free Lucky Board Prize for members of Zoom Design – 0L/99L to join)

Skirt:  Zoom Design Gizele Outfit (free Lucky Board Prize for members of Zoom Design – 0L/99L to join)

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

Pose:  Tarte Garden Swing (on La Vie sim)

Sim:  La Vie

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