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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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A Slight Navigational Mishap

Wrong Turn

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to head to another beach to continue enjoying our long weekend, but, sadly, his navigational skills are not quite up to par with his fantastic nose.  We got hopelessly lost after a wrong turn, and while trying to find the correct route, ran out of gas.  Well, if I have to be sidelined, at least I can be stranded in style…

Free Shorts?  Count Me In!

Before leading us down the wrong path somewhere along the way, Ripley sniffed out a great find at the [WellMade] in world store, so I can’t be too upset with him for his co-piloting abilities.  In addition to ten other free gifts for WellMade group members, the generous designer has set out these cuffed Natallie shorts for free.  Best of all, the WellMade group is completely free to join.  Adorned with two columns of triple buttons, the shorts fit my Maitreya mesh body perfectly.  The gift package includes a color change HUD that enables you two choose between this deep crimson shade and a navy blue hue.  If you don’t have a group slot available, you can also pick up these summertime staples at the [WellMade] Marketplace shop for only 1L.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Textures and Colors Galore

Back when The Cart Wash Sale was in full swing, I blogged about a cute little white Babado top in my post {HERE}.  Since that time, Bacidalucia Oh has created a new version which includes a HUD enabling you to select one of four texture options and 18 color choices.  To coordinate with my shorts, I opted for a deep red shade with the first of the four background prints, but there are so many other available combinations….all for only 49L.  You get the same off the shoulder fit, and softly draped fabric, finished with ric-rack trim as the original, with multiple options for customization.  To add this cropped top to your inventory, teleport over to the Baci shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, M, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

A Trail of Ripley Snacks

Instead of handing a map to my hound with a nose for fashion, I probably would have been better off leaving a trail of Ripley snacks to follow, kind of Hansel and Gretel style.  Live and learn, I guess…  Now, do any of you wonderful readers have a gallon of gas you can spare? 😉 Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Lucid Eyes in Machine

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Dakota

Top:  Baci Shop Babado Top Four Texture Colorable (49L)

Shorts:  [WellMade] Natallie Shorts (free group gift for WellMade group members 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Puppy:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherds Companion Puppy Tan and Black (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Dark:Diva Floor Pose 002 (10L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Lemon Beach

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Dreams are Made of Sun and Sand

Beach Pup

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I once again returned to our favorite place to relax and rejuvenate……..the beach!  With the salty sea air, the cries of the gulls, and the crashing of waves floating on the warm summer breeze, I couldn’t have found a better spot than the NorderNey sim.

A Festival Find

The pupster and I decided to check out the Okinawa Summer Festival, and scooped up this free halterneck bikini top with a bold geometric print.  I really like the way the black bands contrast with the muted yellow, orange, white and blue tones of the pattern.  The gift also includes a coordinating bikini bottom, but I chose to cover up with black capris.  This swimwear set is completely free at the M*Motion shop at the festival, and includes a bikini top, bottom, and an inner applier HUD for the Maitreya mesh body only.

Black Rose

Studded Summer Sandals

My footwear today is another free gift, this time for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The talented designer at BlackRose Fashion used salmon colored leather capped with black gleaming gemstone accents set in gold toned metal to craft this lovely pair of summery shoes  A slender golden chain with a dangling bead fasten the sandals to your feet.  Constructed to fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink feet, the flat sandals offer the tan sole I chose to wear for my picture or a black version.  They work really well for my casual outfit, but I think they also would pair nicely with a more dressy look.

The Weekend is in Sight!

I’m looking forward to a long weekend to celebrate my real life birthday.  I’ll be 25 (again – a wonderful age to stay, don’t you think?), so I plan to enjoy some yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting, indulge in some shopping, and just take it easy.  It will be wonderful!  I hope you have some time with family and friends, too.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley – save a chocolate frosting free cupcake for me, please!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap/Dakota

Top:  M*Motion C16-07 Light Halterneck Bikini Top (free gift at Okinawa Summer Festival ends August 7th)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris Black

Sandals:  BlackRose Fashion Sandal Flat Salmon (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Puppy:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  (sitting) Lily’s Poses Silent Window Sit (50L on the Marketplace)      (close up of feet) !bang poses

Sim:  NorderNey (group membership required for entry to sim)

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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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Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb
Hello Fab Free’rs, and welcome. Today we are taking a rare look at a Prudence Rexroth in her natural habitat, and preferred state of being. Notice the sleep mask she wears serves a dual purpose, warning any who might disturb her away while simultaneously blocking out any and all light. Also noteworthy, the casual comfortable attire, essential for deep restful sleep. All cheekiness aside, I do have a very serious relationship with my bed. I love sleeping, and I think naps are deeply undervalued. Just like toddlers, most adults I know (myself included) are cranky when they haven’t had enough rest!

This sleep mask from Poeme is the perfect sleep accessory for those like me who take their siestas seriously. The Poeme group is just 1 linden to join at this time and you can pick up this cute FREE gift on the second floor. It’s sitting in a box on a table near the group lucky letter boards and Midnight Mania. There’s also a June group gift available on the Poeme main floor, so don’t miss out on the chance to score some gifts and stay for some lucky letter play.

The comfy casual tank top Pru has on is a FREE subscriber gift at Curve. It comes with a color change hud for 6 total color options. To get this sweet gift, all you have to do is join the Curve subscriber, once your name is added in the Curve subscriber you’ll be sent this FREE gift automatically.

Mesh Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom~ Atom *Essentials*

Skin –  Essences – Mel (Catwa & Omega) – Exclusive@Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Sleep Mask – {Poeme} Nighty-Night Eye Shade – FREE Group Gift/Group is 1L to Join 

Tank TopCurve – [CV] – Subscriber Gift [02] – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Ganga ::

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

*Pose by E.Ink You can get it FREE on the Marketplace 

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Summer Elf

Summer Elf
Hello There Fab Free’rs! Sadly our weekend is coming to an end, but I’m not going to let that get me down, and you shouldn’t either. To help keep away the pending Monday blues, I say some retail therapy is in order.

First, I love this oriental style parasol by Belle Epoque. It is the current Teleport Hub group gift at the Belle Epoque main location. This FREE gift has a single hold pose, and comes with a texture change hud that lets you choose from several equally beautiful patterns. To get your copy of this fun gift, just join the Teleport Hub group, there’s a one time fee of 10 lindens, then click the gift vendor at Belle Epoch.

Next up, I think this hairstyle by Tram is uber cute. It’s an older gift, originally available at a past hair fair, but it was new to me! lol There are several group gifts available at Tram, and the group is FREE to join. This particular gift is called F623 (though the package says F719?) and it comes in this lovely pale blue grey color only. To get your copy, head over to Tram and wear your group tag, then just click the gift vendor on the table at the back of the store.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair tram F623 hair(L) / bluegray – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Skin – Essences – Mel (Catwa & Omega) – Exclusive@Shiny Shabby

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Ears Elf HD – High Definition

Parasol w/pose – Belle Epoque { Wagasa GG } – Teleport Hub GG/Group is 10L to Join

Bikini Top –  Mon Cheri – *MC* Vegas Bikini – Copper –

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

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On Down the Line

Ocho Tango

All my bags are packed and reedy to go…

… in my dreams. I’d love to be able to take a trip, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards right now. At least in Second Life, I can go to whatever destination a care to choose with a simple click of the mouse. Today I’m taking a train ride to wherever the tracks lead me. I had a layover at the Ocho Tango Club and found by joining the group I could get this Men’s Mesh Dress Outfit for FREE. The outfit includes a shirt and pants in classic XS-XL sizes, a hat and shoes. There are several FREE gifts on the table for members, both male and female. Be sure to check them all out.

My train is boarding, I need to scoot on down the rails. Later!

 

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Ocho Tango Club – Men’s Mesh Dress Outfit (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: ProPose – Ethan 10

Sim: Ocho Tango Place

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Coffee Contemplations

Coffee Contemplation

Summer Cabin Fever…

Who would have thought I’d be going stir crazy in my own house in the middle of summer?  I don’t count my numerous travels to appointments as relaxing outside time, but I am finding excuses to venture out just for a change of scenery. I’ve been enjoying my morning coffee on the deck with my Kindle in hand just to feel the sun on my face and hear the morning birds sing.  I’ve been taking evening walks at a local walking path, and even dragging walking the dog when I’m up to it. All these things give me a sense of normalcy.

Take a walk and shop….

I took a walk (virtually speaking) down to The Wash for the Cart Sale. There are many items on display for guys with nothing over 10L.  It officially doesn’t start until tomorrow, but most vendors have booths up and running.  I picked out and outfit from the selection of men’s clothing to choose from. I always make sure I stop at the Dark Water Designs cart for some inexpensive clothing pieces. This round of the Cart Sale has three different layered shirt prints and I chose the Palm Leaf Layered Shirt. I matched it with the Faded Tan Cargo Shorts, each just 10L. I also looked through the selection of shoes at Poeme. Although the fitted sneakers are for women, there are a few patterns that could be considered unisex and using the unrigged version, I made it easily fit my man sized feet. I chose the Happy Blue Canvas Chucks, also just 10L.

Rest and catch my breath…

After all that walking I needed to sit down. Lucky for me I was near the Park Place Home Decor cart and found a Bright Director’s Chair, another 10L find. This chair comes with many sits for both males and females. It also has animations for drinking coffee or wine and even provides the drinks. I’ll just sit here for a bit and watch the passersby while i catch my breath. I hope to see you down at The Wash Cart Sale that (offically) begins tomorrow and runs through July 5th.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Dark Water Designs – Palm Leaf Layered Shirt ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shorts: Dark Water Designs – Faded Tan Cargo Shorts ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shoes: {Poeme} Double Happy Blue Canvas Chucks ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Pose Prop: Park Place Home – Bright Director’s Chair ($10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Sim: The Wash

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I Spy With My Little Eye

I spy
Hi There Fab Free’rs! If you haven’t had the opportunity to play with some of the fun bento hand poses out there, you should. They really add to the expressiveness of your avatar. This particular pose is a Freebie group gift at Zen Creations. The Zen Creations group is FREE to join, and there are several gift poses available, as well as a group gift candle set. You can check the candles out in Love’s recent post “Creating Curb Appeal“. To get this pose, pay the gift vendor 1 linden while wearing your group tag, and you’ll get your pose and be instantly refunded your 1 linden.

Like the cute little flower print crop top Pru has on? You can get it for FREE at CandyDoll. This cute top is their most recent group gift. It comes in a tight and loose version. I really should have taken a photo that showed the back of this top, it ties in the back for a super cute look. The CandyDoll group is FREE to join, so don’t miss out!

Sizes included: Slink (Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya), Maitreya

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – lovey dovey :: Regan :: Unicorns

Skin – Essences – Litzi – Medium01

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Top – _CandyDoll_ Susie Print – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

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

PoseZen Creations – Peek a Boo – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join *Pay 1 L get instant 1 L refund 

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Peace & More Mojitos

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Hey there Fabulouses!

This is a short and sweet post today, but I wanted to make sure I stopped in to tell you about a couple of FabFree worthy items I found – one a dollarbie on marketplace and the other a fun group gift!

My Favourite Colour!!!

I feel like I have been showing a ton of swimwear lately, and well I guess it is the season, but I found another fabulous 2pc swimsuit called Scandal you should know about.  It’s in my favourite colour (blue!), and is so pretty with the ruffled top and strappy boycut bottoms.  This set is available for just 1L in the Dusti’s Odds n Ends Marketplace Store!

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza
  • Werewolf

More Mojitos

I can’t believe that I am holding a mojito in my hand again so soon after my wild ride of a girls night with Pru [HERE] and then ugh [HERE], but the new Preocupada Bento Pose by Reel Poses that comes with the floatie and bevvie is the latest group gift, and inspired me to give it another go.  The group is just 30L to join.

PEACE!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Olympia
Swimsuit – Dusti’s Odds n Ends Scandal in Dark Blue (1L / marketplace)
Pose w/ Floatie & Drink – Reel Poses Preocupada (free group gift / 0L / 30L to join)

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