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With Just a Little Bit of Pixie Dust

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I finished unpacking our prizes from the Pixies of Snow Hunt (you can read more about our adventure {HERE}), and discovered this exotic Neva skin from Stargazer Creations.  With cool blue and lavender tones swirled across a lighter blue base, this fantasy-themed skin would be ideal for role play.  I really was impressed by the quality of this free skin, and although it’s not my typical SL look, I really wanted to feature it in a blog post.  The prize box includes a skin layer for classic avatars and an Omega Advanced Applier, which allowed me to easily add the skin to both my Maitreya Lara body and Catwa head.  My picture really doesn’t do justice to Neva’s gorgeous tones and swirls of colors.  If you are planning to do some magical role play, and would like a free skin to start you on your journey, this free hunt gift from Stargazer Creations might be just what you need!  Ripley and I were able to complete the hunt in under an hour, so it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar and just a slight investment of time.

We’re off to find someone in need of a sprinkling of pixie dust.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Skin Applier:  Stargazer Creations Neva (free prize in the Pixies of Snow Hunt0L)

Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm

Hair: RunAway Hair Nymph

Outfit:  EverEve Complete Fantasy Outfit (120L on the Marketplace)

Diadem:  *RaMp* Aniron (99L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Get This Party Started

Get This Party Started

I love holiday parties. Good food, good friends, and everything is so bright and shiny. I just wish we could get this party started.

Part of the problem could be that I’m the first to arrive. I’m not sure if I’m too early or if everyone else is just fashionably late.

Guess I’ll just stand here awkwardly with the food until someone else shows up. :-/

Black and Gold

I’m decked out tonight in a new party frock from Hilly Haalan. The sexy, strapless Kaylee Dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP

The gorgeous statement necklace I’m wearing is the latest group gift from Maxi Gossamer. Click for a menu to change the texture from gold to silver, the beads from white to black, or to resize. Matching earrings are included.

Oooh, I think I see someone… “Hey, Love! Over here, Love!!”

/me waves madly

“Oh… sorry! I thought you were someone else.” 😳

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: ARISE Enya Makeup Set (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Aurora (group gift / free to join)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lake
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: Hello Dave Dainty Doll Gold 2
Dress: Hilly Haalan Kaylee Dress (group gift / free to join)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Location: NonStop

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Please Come Home for Christmas

Haven't thought of a title yet

I’m just hangin’ out at the train station, waiting for my baby to arrive…

Ok, not really. But I am hanging out at the train station of the new Holiday Trace sim just because it’s so pretty and a great place to take photos. You really should pay it a visit, if only to enjoy a peaceful walk in the snow. 🙂

Yes, all this is free.

So, today I’m sharing this COMPLETE OUTFIT from Giulia Design.

The Renata outfit is a gift for members of the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News in-world group (free to join). It comes with everything you see here: the sweater dress and scarf, tights, boots, and a handbag.

  • The dress and scarf are one piece and come in sizes XXS-L and Fitmesh with an alpha.
  • The tights come with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega, as well as a clothing layer for classic avatars.
  • The boots come in XXS-L with an alpha, as well as for Slink feet (I’m wearing M with my Maitreya feet removed).
  • The handbag is one size, but you can modify the size with a right-click > edit > stretch.

The textures of this outfit are nicely done. I think the muted colors are a classy look for winter.

And I love handbags. 🙂

Ok… off to do more shopping. Or maybe I’ll just ride around on the train for a while.

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Glossy Eyeshadows (March Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: A R T E Vivid Eyes (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Imani
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: Hello Dave French Ready 2 (free gift – no group needed)
Complete Outfit: Giulia Design Renata (MGS&N group gift / free to join)
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Location: Holiday Trace

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Snow Flurries Under a PaperMoon

Let it Snow

Hello Fabulous Readers!  One of the hardest things to adjust to when I moved south in RL was a “snowless” holiday.  For the first few years, it just didn’t seem the same without cold weather and white flakes drifting down.  Now, I’m not sure how I would adjust to the bitter temperatures I grew up with, and the RL Ripley has never even seen snow.  Would he gaze up in wonder and dig like mad in the white stuff like his SL version does?  One of these days, we will have to make the trip up to the mountains to see.

We Go Together Like Winter and a Sweater

My adorable knitted dress and shrug are a free gift from PaperMoon Creations for their group members.  Since the group has a 0L join fee, I was able to scoop up this set completely for free!  I love the cheery combination of white and red.  You can pair the two pieces together as I have done in my snapshot, or wear them separately.  The dress features a high neckline, spaghetti shoulder straps and a white Nordic-style border below the waistline.  With a slightly faded hue, the texture in the frock is well done, and looks like real yarn.  The open weave of the shrug allowed the top of the dress to peek through, but also provided welcome warmth down my arms.  I didn’t try pairing it with other tops/dresses, but since it can be donned by itself, it could be added to your separates collection for added versatility.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Eight other past free group gifts are still on the wall for members to scoop up, so if you haven’t visited PaperMoon Creations before, here’s a chance to add a whole collection of free outfits to your wardrobe.  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

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Hazel

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Dakota

Dress and Shrug:  PaperMoon Creations Knitted Dress and Top (free November gift for members of the PaperMoon Creations Group – 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots Red Leather

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Pryde

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As Luck Would Have It…

As Luck Would Have It

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post to share a stunning free skirt I picked up as a lucky board prize at .Lunaria.  The Kaelyn maxi skirt falls in a slender line from your hips to about mid-shin length, where it flares as it sweeps the ground for freedom of movement.  Ivory white in color (the windlight setting I used made it look greenish for some reason, but it is white), it features circular adornments at the waistline, which add visual interest.  I really love the sleek, sophisticated look this outfit evokes!  Kaelyn comes in sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Lunaria group tag (it’s completely free to join), and cross your fingers.  I was lucky enough to scoop this baby up during my first few minutes of waiting.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S and M (I don’t see an L in my folder, but that could be a glitch in unloading the package)
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

About the Pie…

So, to give you an update:  while Ripley snoozed the afternoon away today, I *was* successful in creating a pie.  I have to admit, though, it took two tries to get a crust that rolled out large enough for the pie plate.  It smelled so delicious as the oven worked its magic.  We will see tomorrow how it tastes.  I’m hoping my luck holds out for a flavorful pie as well as it did for all my lucky board prizes in SL!  Until my next post, Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating, and happy shopping to all our Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with whisps from Truth Hair Sugar and bangs from Truth Hair Bangs Collection)

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Set

Wrap:  Meli Imako Evening Wrap

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier in white

Skirt:  .Lunaria. Kaelyn (free Lucky Board Prize for members of the Lunaria group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Bohemian Girl

Blowing Leaves

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Have you visited The Boho Culture Fair yet?  Ripley and I made the journey today, and came away with this adorable Bohemian Strapless Dress from Gypsy Chic as a free gift.  It’s super easy to find since the vendor is located right at the event landing area.  I love the jewel-like pops of color in the skirt and the contrasting denim top.  You could play up the vintage appeal of this casual number by wearing a headband and strappy, flat sandals as I have done, or accessorize with a chic hairstyle and heels, and be ready for an afternoon outing.  I appreciate the flexibility of this dress!  This outfit is not just for warm days.  In crisp fall temperatures, I could see adding a denim jacket to keep toasty warm.  Best of all, the price was just right!  If you’re not already a member, the Fair Lovers or Hunters Group has a teensy 1L join free, which enables you to pick up this gift for free.  Although it does not have mesh body versions, I was able to get a great fit by adjusting the alpha layer of my Maitreya mesh body.

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L and V.2 L
  • XL
  • Includes alpha layer

There are more goodies awaiting discovery at the fair, but don’t delay, because the event runs only until November 9th.  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 – sorry)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

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

Hair:  Elikatira Eden

Dress:  Gypsy Chic Bohemian Strapless Mesh Dress (free gift at The Boho Culture Fair for members of the Fair Lovers or Hunters Group – 0L/1L to join)

Sandals:  Friday Freya Sandals in Buck

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Tranquil Bay

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Bringing a Bit of Summer Into Fall

The Last Leaves
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw Love’s post {HERE} saying that some displays at The Cart Wash are already set up, Ripley and I teleported on over to check things out.  I always look forward to the sales at the Wash, and with this being the 10th anniversary, I was super excited!  My first stop was the Baci Shop display where I happily discovered this lovely green sweater dress set out as a free gift.

The Last Leaves of Summer

I have to admit, although I always love to see the arrival of autumn, I quickly miss the lush foliage of summer.  With this figure-hugging frock in a lovely green-ombre color scheme, I’ll be able to carry the hues of summer right along with me as time marches on.   I love the way the Last Leaves Dress is packed with realistic knitted details from the ribbed cuffs to the diamond shaped pattern surrounded by cabled rows.  The long sleeves will be sure to keep me toasty warm while the folded down collar offers a sexy peek at my shoulders.   Since the gift package includes sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars, it’s bound to have just the right fit for you.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Time to Get in Some Cart Wash Shopping Therapy

The pupster and I are eager to explore the streets of The Wash to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover.  We will be back very soon with more budget-friendly fashions to share with you.  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

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia (available at Salem)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Dress:  Baci Shop Last Leaves Dress (free gift at The Cart Wash Sale – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (shop closed)

Sim:  Countryside

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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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Anchors Away

Anchors Away

It’s a beautiful morning for sailing with a special someone. And when I got the notice for the latest Hilly Haalan group gift, I knew I’d found the perfect outfit!

Yes, I said “outfit.” This very generous gift includes:

  • Pants – sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Top – sized for Fitmesh (with alpha), Slink, and Maitreya
  • Shoes – sized for Slink and Maitreya high feet
  • Wristband bracelet (touch to resize)
  • Clutch purse

And just like that, I’m ready for my date! 😀

Hilly Haalan - GIFT ALIDA SET

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join, and there are tons of past gifts to pick up.

Enjoy!

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Naira
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Glossy Eyeshadows (March Powder Pack)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glamour Gloss Nudes (March Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Taren / with Hat
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Complete Outfit: Hilly Haalan Alida Set (group gift / free to join)
Pose: aDORKable Poses (no longer available)
Location: Fishers Island Yacht Club

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Gorgeous in Gingham

Gorgeous in Gingham

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to showcase a Vintage Gacha Fair gift today. When we arrived, we were quite pleasantly surprised to discover that a number of talented designers are featuring free gifts at their booths at the fair.  My top today is courtesy of Belle Epoque.  Featuring a vintage pink gingham fabric, trimmed with lace edging, this tank-style cropped top is a summer time classic.  I chose to pair it with denim shorts, but the generous designer is also offering coordinating pink shorts as a gift for shoppers at the fair.  The delicate shade of pink is soft and feminine, ideal for this vintage shirt.  It comes in one mesh version, which fit my Maitreya Lara body perfectly.  The Vintage Gacha Fair runs until August 13th, so you have plenty of time to mosey on over to the Path of Destiny sim to scoop up some free goodies for yourself.    Most of the stalls have white boxes set out, which contain a free present for you.  It’s well worth the visit!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen Mesh Hair (past Fifty Linden Friday offer)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Top:  Belle Epoque {VGF Top} (free gift at the Vintage Gacha Fair – event ends August 13th)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Tranquility Dreams

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