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Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms

Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope your work week is off to a fantastic start.  I wanted to pop in with a quick post sharing a cute and colorful cropped top that I picked up for free.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

A Rainbow of Colors

My sleeveless top features a high neckline and a hem that falls just above the midsection, which makes it just perfect for summer.  The bold stripes of color are a bright and cheerful reminder that June is Pride Month, a time to promote acceptance of others.  According to bustle.com, the month of June is a time to “envision a future where everyone is respected and accepted.”  I’m happy to show my support for the community by wearing the Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print shirt, which the generous designer is offering as a gift over at Stories & Co.  The free package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M (includes alpha layer)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • VTech

Ripley and I are off to do some housework.   Well, actually, I think Ripley is planning to laze around and watch me vacuum up all of the dog hair he has scattered around, but at least I will have company while I do so ;).  There is a reason why German Shepherds are sometimes referred to as “German Shedders.” Until next time, 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:  Truth Hair Polly
Earrings:  Frogstar Akira Feathered Earrings
Top:  Stories&Co. Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print (free gift – no group required – 0L)
Capris:  Blueberry DWL Jeans
Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Pose: aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  private location

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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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Growing My Awareness

Rockin' the Polka Dots

Hello there, Fabulouses, and Happy April!  It’s always so exciting to have a new month roll around, so my pal Ripley and I can dust off his tracking harness and hit the trail.  My outfit today is from an April hunt that is not only fun, but also works to raise awareness about Autism, which affects 1 in 50 children.  I am so happy to do my part to support MixMatchMissy with this endeavor.  Her goal with this hunt is to encourage people to “pay it forward by thinking of how you can assist at least one person with autism into feeling safe, included, and valued.”  If you’d like to learn more about Autism or the Grow Your Awareness Hunt, please take a moment to visit MixMatchMissy’s blog post about the topic.

Rockin’ the Polka Dots

This adorable crimson frock with white polka dots from Thirteen is just simply adorable!  I love, love, love the cut out section in the front that allows for a peek at your midsection, and the high cut sides.  Playful spaghetti straps and a back that dips just below your shoulder blades round out the look.  Its eye catching color combination is sure to raise your spirits.  The prize package includes versions for mesh avatars.  Best of all, you can add this fun dress to your spring wardrobe completely for free once you locate the hunt object concealed within the shop.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Venus

This hunt runs until the end of April, and contains lots of beautiful gifts.  Many of them are free, and some cost 1 Linden dollar, but are well worth the teensy cost.  The pupster and I are going to continue on with the hunt, and look forward to sharing some more Fabulous Finds with you soon.  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 Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Lady

Dress:  Thirteen Darla Women’s Mesh Dress (free prize in the Grow Your Awareness Hunt – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Lucy Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Bailey’s Norge
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Happiness and Prosperity

Pausing in the Meadow

Happy Thursday, Fabulouses!  I can’t think of a better way to start the day than a stroll in a meadow sprinkled with wildflowers.  Too bad I don’t have access to something like this in RL!  Thankfully, Ripley and I stumbled across this little slice of heaven on the Cherishville sim.  Isn’t it just lovely?

Fortune Will Smile on You

I picked up this gorgeous strapless dress as a free Chinese New Year group gift (hence the Chinese New Year greetings) over at Zenith Fashion.  With rich, gold accents, an asymmetrical hemline, and an elegant floral textured fabric, this frock will hug your curves.  I especially love the diamond shaped accent piece that drapes down the thigh.  The generous designer included five color options (blue, purple, red, rose and white) all designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body, plus a texture change faux fur stole (5 selections), which I opted not to wear for my photo.  This has got to be one of my favorite recent additions to my inventory, and the best part is it was completely free!  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Zenith Fashion group, however, joining the group is also free.  Along with this lovely outfit, you can still collect past group gifts as well.

As much as I have enjoyed my interlude with the friendly horses in this tranquil environment, it’s time to drag myself back to reality, and get ready for work.  At least I only have today and tomorrow before I get some more time off.  This is definitely one sim that I’ve landmarked for return visits.  If you get a chance, I’d highly recommend checking it out.  Until next time, 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:  Truth Hair Makena

Dress:  Zenith Fashion China Cuihua Dress (free gift for Zenith Fashion group – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Lucy Heels

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Cherishville
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“Adda” Boy, You Found My Heart!

Posies

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly tonight to share a budget-friendly hunt gift with you.  Le’La Design is hosting a Valentine’s Day Hunt that runs until February 28th.  Scattered throughout the store are small red hearts, which are priced at just 5L each.  I dusted off the pupster’s tracking harness, and sure enough, his talented nose didn’t let me down!  Almost before I knew it, I was unboxing the bounty.  My crimson frock is one of the ten hunt prizes concealed in the shop.  The Adda Dress features an asymmetrical hemline and a one shoulder bodice style (with my hair style you can’t really see my bare right shoulder) that is really quite fun.  A wide, sequined sash emphasizes your waistline, and the skirt is generously cut for freedom of movement.  Overall, it’s a really pretty, feminine style dress that will become a warm weather favorite of mine.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Venus
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

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 Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Teanna (free gift for Truth Hair VIP group members first blogged in my post {here} – 0L/350L to join)

Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Set

Dress:  {Le’La Design} Adda Dress (hunt prize for the Le’La Design Valentine’s Hunt – 5L)

Shoes:  Reign Lindsey Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed – sorry)

Sim:  Glazed Soul2Soul River

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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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