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Finding a Pearl

Where Time is Never Planned

Hello Fabulouses!  When Ripley and I visited Soul2Soul Bay, he befriended this little pup with a nose for a good book.  I couldn’t resist posing near the cute fella and snapping a quick photo.  Isn’t he adorable?

Pearly White Lace

My cream colored halter top today is part of a free gift offered by SnB Fashion to members of the Teleport Hub group.  I love the delicate lace layered over a solid white, bustier-styled top.  The package also includes a lacey skirt, but since the pupster and I were wandering up and down the beach, I opted to slip on a pair of faded blue jeans instead of the dressier skirt.  The gift contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as mesh body versions of the outfit, so it’s quite versatile indeed.  The Teleport Hub group has a 10L join fee, but group membership makes you eligible for a plethora of gifts scattered around the grid, so your linden dollars are well-spent.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL

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 Alura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

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

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Exile Cool Girl

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

Top:  SnB Fashion Pearl Halter Top (part of Pearl Halter Top and Skirt gift for Teleport Hub Members – 0L/10L join fee)

Pants:  Blueberry Mia Jeans in Light Blue

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Soul2Soul Bay

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Creepy and Cute

Pru OOPSCreepy

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely one of those people who thinks of Halloween as being more of a season than a single day. I’m in a spooky festive mood already this year. I think these cute sweater dresses from OOPS are a fun way to ease into the season. They come together as a FREE group gift for all OOPS group members. I really like the off the shoulder style, however I think the term dress is relative in this case. My body shape would definitely not allow me to wear this sweater as a dress! The OOPS group has a one time join fee of 10 linden and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Mesh Sizes Included: Ebody, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), TMP

Pru 187187

Next up this three ring septum piercing is a FREE group gift from Boutique 187. I could wear this piercing every day, no matter if my outfit was dressy or casual. This group gift at Boutique 187 comes with a color change hud that lets you choose between 6 colors and you can change each ring separately. The Boutique 187 group has a one time join fee of 187 linden. Along with this piercing gift, there are several past gifts still available.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

SkinEssences – Pale02

Head Applier – Essences – #04 Essences [ErinP02] – @Pocket Gacha

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

PiercingBoutique 187 – #187# VIP Gift BOX – Septum 3 Rings – FREE Group Gift/Group is 187L to Join

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Sweaters – ::OOPS:: Creepy Dresses – FREE Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join 

Rings -^^Swallow^^Aphrodite Bento Rings

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1*Pose by Signature Poses

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Early Morning Light

Desert Light
Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Weekend! Ripley and I have truly been enjoying the arrival of cooler temperatures in the desert. For the past two days, we’ve ventured out for long morning walks. The bright sunshine washed everything in our path with a clear, brilliant light, yet the air was still tempered by the early hour.  After many months of sweltering triple digits, we are savoring the arrival of more fall-like weather.

It May Be Cooler in the Mornings…

but it is still very warm in the afternoon, so long pants are not really an option for me in RL yet.  I was very happy to stumble across this cute Aurola outfit in the Desire shop on the Marketplace!  With a knotted crop top and sporty drawstring-style shorts, this casual combination was ideal for an early morning jaunt with the pupster.  Although I opted for a midnight hue with white piping, Aurola includes a full fat-pack, which offers 18 colors for the top, and 15 for the shorts, so if black isn’t your favorite, you have many other options available.  Best of all, you can scoop up this versatile top and shorts combo for only 5L!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s hoping you are enjoying some splendid, early autumn weather yourselves.  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 Alura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

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

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap/Fiona

Necklace:  Snow Bound Chained Choker Black (25L on the Marketplace – this is for men, but I was easily able to edit it to fit)

Top and Shorts:  Desire Aurola Outfit (5L on the Marketplace)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Classic

Canine:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd Adult Companion Rare (Old Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Primavera Pose Shop (no longer available – sorry)

Sim:  Mother Road

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Siren of the Sea

Siren of the SeaKelpies

Hello There Fab Free’rs! Can you believe it’s the end of the week already?! I know I’m ready for the weekend. I’ve talked before about being drawn to the sea, about having a great love for the water. When I saw this kelpie jewelry set group gift at Vengeful Threads, I might have squealed with delight! Half fish half horse, these mythological creatures are a favorite of mine. What better excuse to fashion my pixel self into a benevolent siren of the sea. The Vengeful Threads group gift is FREE to all group members and the group is FREE to join at this time. The gift includes the gauged kelpie earrings and matching septum piercing.

Tresses Worthy of a Siren

Thanks to Astrid having posted about the Anniversary round of TWE12VE, I decided to check it out for myself. You can take a look at her post featuring a few gifts from the TWE12VE event here. Needless to say I am not at all disappointed in the gifts I picked up. Keeping with the number 12 theme, each vendor has a single gift set out for just 12 lindens. These long pastel locks are a TWE12VE event gift from Firelight Hair. This luscious long hair style from Firelight Hair comes in rigged and unrigged versions, as well as a fit for the bustier ladies. Additionally there is a single color hud with pastel color options.

Opalescent Claws

There is something mythological about the opalescent shimmer of the nail applier gift at TWE12VE by LIVIA. It is really beautiful in person. I can honestly say that even with my usual preference of dark polish, this is my new favorite manicure. The set from LIVIA will work for both fingernails and toenails. The all-in-one hud allows you to pick between 3 variations of this beautiful polish, or use all 3 of them at once. Like all the gifts at the TWE12VE event, this one is just 12 linden.

Appliers Included (all in 1 hud): Maitreya, Slink, Vista, Tuty, Omega

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Firelight Hair – FH – Axisia – 12L @TWE12VE
Skin – Essences – Nyx (Catwa & Omega) – Previously at Somber
Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears
Brows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA
Eye Makeup –  ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set – Currently @anyBody
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm
JewelryVengeful Threads – VENGE – Sept 2017 – Kelpie Set – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 
Nail Appliers – LIVIA::Stardust Nails – 12L @TWE12VE
Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Izzie’s

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Taking Time to Watch the Leaves Turn

Just Breathe

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are back with another budget-friendly Fabulous Find that we discovered at the Petry Model store on the Marketplace.  This sweet, strappy dress includes a HUD with 12 textures for the bodice and 12 for the skirt.  I love the fact that you have so much flexibility to customize this frock!  Some of the options are more transparent than others.  I opted for an opaque white underskirt layered with sheer fabric, and paired it with a floral top.   The Tattooed Dress V48 has a price tag of just 20L.  With the variety of prints and solids to choose from, it’s like getting a box full of dresses!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope the rest of your weekend is rejuvenating and relaxing.  Now that Ripley and I have the yard work out of the way, we are planning to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching Mother Nature paint the landscape.  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 Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Isla

Necklace:  Cae Blooming Necklace

Dress:  Petry Model Tattooed Dress_V48 (20L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  The Mill

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The Damsel in Denim

Walk With Me

Hello Fabulouses!  There is something about taking a long walk with a canine friend that just makes the stress melt away.  Although I don’t live in a rural area any more, and have to get my dose of country from SL, I still cherish walking with my faithful pal by my side.  I’m sure Ripley enjoys it just as much as I do since he is alone during the day with only the cats for company.

Perfect Attire for an Early Evening Stroll

My skinny jeans are the latest Fab Free group gift from Tiar.  With a snug, curve-hugging fit, realistic wrinkled texture near the knees, and rolled cuffs, these pants are just right for a casual outfit.  Although I love to dress up, I am most at home in faded, comfy denim, both in RL and in SL.  This free gift includes sizes for classic avatars, as well as mesh bodies.  To scoop this goody up for yourself, simply head on over to Tiar, then use the teleport board at the landing area to travel to the Midnight Mania area where the gifts section is located.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Dotted With Stars

The adorable side-knotted crop top I am sporting today is part of a package offered by No Cabide on the Marketplace for only 49L.  The Alessandra set contains a pair of denim shorts (not worn), my summery top, and a texture change HUD for the shirt with 15 various options, including both solids and prints.  I opted for a medium blue sprinkled with golden stars, which I felt coordinated well with the hue of my jeans.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Shorts and top in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for both
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

Ripley is ready and raring to go for a game of fetch-the-stick, so we’re going to have a little exercise session before we head on home.  I bet the cats will appreciate a tired pup who’s ready to nap all day tomorrow.  Sometimes that boy can get a little too rambunctious… 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 Beth

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen

Jewelry:  Caroline’s Star Gold Necklace and Earrings Set (55L on the Marketplace)

Top:  No Cabide Alessandra Set (49L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  Tiar Skinny Jeans (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Tropic Isles

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
Hi Fab Free’rs! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was good, and I’m ready to take on this week. September has just barely started and already there are some awesome September group gifts available. Byrne, Empire, and 7 Deadly Skins all have gorgeous gifts out, and I am excited I have the opportunity to share them with you.

Byrne

I’ve said it before, and I will go on saying it, I am always impressed by the textures used in the Byrne clothing items. This lovely dress is the FREE September group gift from Byrne. The blue and white star pattern reminds me of kaleidoscopes and stained glass windows. The Byrne Style group is FREE to join. There’s also a group gift for the guys in the notices.

Mesh Sizes Included: Belleza, Maitreya, Slink

7 Deadly Skins

This pretty face is the September group gift at 7 Deadly Skins. The skin is named Cicely and with it you get 2 Omega appliers that work for Omega compatible mesh heads and bodies. One has brows, and the other does not. Also included is a Cicely shape, and a brow shape meant for lelutka heads. The 7 Deadly Skins group is currently 225 linden to join.

Empire

These adorable shoes are the September group gift at Empire. The shoes include a detailed color change hud that lets you change individual parts of the shoe, as well as the metal parts. There are 20 color options for the main parts of the shoes, 3 metal options, and 8 options for the bottom of the sole. The Empire group is 500 linden to join. There are also several previous group gifts still available.

Shoe Sizes Included: Maitreya, Slink, Belleza

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairMagika [03] You

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – CICELY – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join 

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Dress – (BYRNE) Stars Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Mayflower – FREE Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join 

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

*Pose by Indigo

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So Long to Summer

So Long to Summer

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I enjoyed our extra day off today, and spent quite a bit of time just meandering around the grid. When I was a girl growing up, I had bittersweet feelings about Labor Day.  I relished the three day weekend, but was always sad to see the end of summer.  Now that I live in the desert, the thought of summer heat departing is something I look forward to.  Isn’t it funny how our perspective changes with the passing of time?

Falling Leaves and Long Sleeves

My laced crop top is perfect for those warm early fall days that end with a slight chill as the sun sets.  Loose fitting long sleeves, which are easy to roll up if need be, will keep my arms warm, while the short hem will allow my tummy to soak up some sun.  I really like the criss-crossed straps that weave through large, brass-colored eyelets.    The asymmetrical shoulders add a touch of whimsy to the black pullover, which is the free September gift for members of the Rir Life Design group.  Although there is a teensy 10L join fee, this adorable top is well worth it!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, it’s back to the grindstone for me tomorrow, and back to his guard dog duties for the pupster.  At least it is only a four-day work week.  🙂  Until my next post, happy shopping to you!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Top:  Rir Life Design Shirt With Strings (September Group Gift for members of Rir Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim:  Small Town Green

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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  It is a much welcomed, three day weekend for Ripley and myself, and we intend to make the best of it.   At the top of our list of things to do:  share some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds with our readers.

Feel Free to Be Yourself…

…in this gift from Tiffany Designs, that is.  I am simply in love with this leather and lace mini-skirt outfit!  It offers the perfect combination of feminine charm and gleaming leather.  Best of all, the Tania Mini dress is completely free for Fabulously Free in SL group members.   Featuring a creamy lace top with a belted vest, and a sexy-mini skirt, this little number is ideal for a day of shopping or a date night.   With sizes for classic as well as mesh bodies, the outfit is designed for a variety of avatars.  To add the Tania Mini Dress to your inventory, teleport to Tiffany Designs, use the teleporter on the floor to travel to the Discounts, Jewelry, Shoes and Lucky Chairs department, then turn left and walk to the gifts section.  There, you will find the gift vendor on the wall to your left.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Panel for Skirt in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Pants and Shirt layers for classic avatars
  • Applier HUD for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza and TMP

Happy Labor Day to our readers in the United States (and Labour Day to those in Canada)!  I hope even if you are not blessed with a three day weekend that you find plenty of time for rest and relaxation for yourselves.  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 Beth

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Outfit:  Tiffany Designs Tania Mini Dress with Appliers (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  DCD Forever Loved (25L at Shop Free*Style)

Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  deciduous

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Late Summer Stroll

Summer Memories

Well, hello there, Fabulouses!  I sure hope your week is off to a wonderful start.  Ripley and I paused on our late summer walk to snap a quick picture of an adorable floral tank that is a free August gift for Third Life group members from Fax.  With a soft, almost vintage print, halter style neckline, and delicately criss-crossed straps in the back, this top made a welcome addition to my wardrobe.  It paired beautifully with denim shorts for a casual outfit, but I think it would also be lovely with a skirt or a pair of capris.  To scoop up this shirt for yourself, simply activate the Third Life group tag (if you’re not already a member, there is a 10L join fee), teleport over to the Fax shop, and click the vendor. The gift includes versions for a variety of mesh bodies, as well as fit mesh and an alpha layer, so it is bound to fit most avatars.  Since it is quite close to the end of the month, and I’m not sure how long this top will be available, I’d recommend making the journey as soon as possible if you’d like to claim your very own copy.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Maitreya
  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars

With the sun setting in the distance, the pupster and I had better scurry on home before nightfall.  I didn’t bring my flashlight, and he tends to get a bit terrified over protective when evening falls and twigs go “snap” in the dark.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Jewelry:  EarthStones Eternity Circle Drop Necklace and Earrings

Top:  Fax GG Third Life (free gift for members of the Third Life Group 0L/10L to join)

Shorts:  Kitchen Sink KS Weekend Shorts (10L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Anneliese

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