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It’s Only Us

Fenceline

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your week is going well.  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share a darling outfit that I picked up as a free group gift.  With a floral crop top and sleek shorts, this outfit will have you ready for a weekend adventure, without putting even so much as a tiny dent in your budget.

Pretty Floral Print

Lalie from WellMade has lots of fine details such as the semi transparent generous cuffs, the ruffled edge on the hem and coordinating ties dangling down on the sides of the shorts.  While I opted for a grayish botanical print and black shorts, with the enclosed HUD, you have three other options for the top and bottom that you can switch up and combine to your heart’s content.  Since each piece is worn separately, you can mix and match with other items already in your inventory for added versatility.  Best of all, since the WellMade group has no join fee, you can add this summery number to your inventory completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Tinsley
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Gray
Outfit:  WellMade Lalie Outfit (free gift for members of the WellMade group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Quarter Isle

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Elemental Forces

Rose

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I was in the mood for a dramatic pop of color today, and I found it in the sexiest little dress that I picked up as a prize in the Elemental Desire 2 Hunt for just 25 Linden dollars.  I am super excited to share this one with you!

When in Doubt, Wear Red

The Vespera Dress from Ambient Fashion features a curve-hugging style that will have you looking and feeling red-hot.  I just love the cut outs in the front of this frock and the way the back plunges dramatically low.  The fabric has a subtle geometric pattern that catches the light when you move.  This little number is perfect for a Friday date night!  Best of all, the package includes versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars.  To add this racy little mini to your inventory, all you need to do is locate the hunt object – the symbols of fire, air, earth and water on a black background – hidden somewhere in the shop.  In case you get stuck, there is a handy hint giver on the hunt poster on the wall.  If you’re feeling really adventurous, there is also a 1 Linden dollar prize for the same hunt in the store as well.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

The Elemental Desires 2 Hunt runs until August 25th, so you still have plenty of time to discover some Fabulous Finds along the trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Dress:  Ambient Fashion Verspera Dress (prize in the Elemental Desires Hunt 2 – 25L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Forest Haven

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All on a Lazy Summer Day

Think Pink

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I put his talented nose to the test today and headed down the trail of the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  Our first discovery over at Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes actually inspired my outfit.  I hope you are in the mood to think pink, because that’s where my mind went.  The best part?  My entire outfit cost just $26 Linden dollars!

The Inspiration

After locating the lounge chair hunt icon concealed inside Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, I was inspired to put together this entire look just based on these cute Kendra sneakers.  My picture does not do justice to the intricate designs on the canvas of the sneakers, so I’ve included the vendor close up below.  I immediately fell in love with the delicate white blossoms and stitched swirls.  The white piping, sole and lacing are just perfect for completing the look of this casual set of footwear.  They are designed to fit classic avatars as well as Slink and Maitreya mesh feet.  A shoe base and alpha layer are tucked inside the folder.  To add these shoes to your inventory, all you have to do is find the hunt object and pay the teensy 1 Linden dollar price.  There is a hint giver in the shop if you don’t have a super sniffer dog 😉 or if you need a nudge in the right direction.

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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

The other day, I told you about a group gift that I had picked up just for being a member of the Safira Store Group, and I mentioned how there are 64 past gifts up for grabs.  Well, this adorable Mindy top is one of those free gifts.  Of course, I chose pink to coordinate with my new footwear, but with the included texture change HUD, I had the option to go with five prints or four other solid colors.  It’s like getting ten tops in one package!  Its ruffled trim on the hemline really ups the cuteness factor!  It is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  You do have to be a member of the Safira Store Group to receive this gift, and there is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but there are a LOT of other goodies available to members, plus group-only lucky boards, so I am super happy that I joined.

But You Said 26 Linden Dollars…

The final touch for my summer day outfit was a new pair of Worn Denim Shorts that I picked up on the Marketplace at the Bang Bang shop for 25 Linden dollars.  They are short but not too short and feature folded up cuffs and a beaded belt around the waist.  The jeans texture on these shorts is really well done and the stitching and button closure are very realistic looking.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  I’m sure these will become a summer time fave of mine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Safira Mindy Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Shorts:  Bang Bang Worn Denim Shorts (available on the Marketplace – 25L)
Shoes:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Kendra (prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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Discovering a Pearl

Salt Breezes

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  I hope the day treated you well.  I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the first work day of the week than a stroll along the shore.  The pupster and I decided to meander along the edge of the sea on the NorderNey sim while the salt breeze playfully ruffled our hair.  Well, I guess there is one thing better….to be walking along the shore in a brand new outfit that you picked up for free.

A Touch of Serendipity

I’m a huge fan of maxi skirts, in RL and in SL, and when I was at The Free Dove gathering free hair to share in our group post {HERE}, this gorgeous Iced Pearl outfit from Luxe Paris caught my eye.  Featuring a dainty tank top with a pretty floral pattern and a sweeping broomstick skirt that is generously cut, this free gift offers simple elegance that can carry you from a walk along a beach to a summer’s eve date.  Pale blue strands in the top coordinate with the glittering waistband of the skirt.  The generous designer packed versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars into the folder, and also included coordinating flat sandals, which you can’t see due to my pose.  To pick up a copy of this gem for yourself, you need to be a member of The Free Dove group, but there is no join fee.  Just click the vendor and you are good to go for an ocean side stroll yourself.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layers)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique
  • Sandals for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink as well as an unrigged version

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Outfit:  Luxe Paris Iced Pearl Tank and Long Skirt (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  NorderNey

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One Step Closer to Summer

Summer Vibes

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are eager to continue catching some summer vibes here on the Baja Tides sim, so we are popping in with a quick post to share our latest hunt prize.  This week, we checked out The Four Seasons Hunt and discovered this cute tank top over at Trashed.  Featuring a pale gray ribbed background and a vibrant pink flamingo chilling amid blossoms, this top was just what I needed to chase away the cloudy skies in my part of the world.  The designer added realistic details such as a curve-hugging fit, wrinkles in the fabric and slender shoulder straps.  I love the way the top is just a bit on the short side, which allows some of my hips to catch a bit of sun.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is locate the hunt icon, a strawberry, and pay the 2 Linden dollar price.  There is a handy hint giver on the wall in the shop in case you get stumped.  It sure helped us out, although Ripley insisted that *he* knew where the berry was all the time.  He was just waiting to see if *I* could find it myself.  Silly boy!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • O-Voluptuous
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Surrender (available at Uber)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Necklace:  Bowtique Flamingo Charm Necklace (no longer available – sorry)
Top:  Trashed Summer Vibes (prize in the Four Seasons Hunt – 2L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Baja Tides

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Out For a Stroll

Sunday Stroll

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  Yesterday, Ripley and I checked out the trail of the Scorching Summer Hunt and discovered this fantastic frock at Salty for just 1 Linden dollar.

It’s a Real Summer Scorcher

I really like the way the Emma dress has multiple layers of material, with a solid base fabric covered with a sheer lace layer.  Buckled, criss-cross straps add visual interest to the white color scheme.  Featuring a low neckline, a snug waist and a full skirt, this outfit is perfect for a day of shopping, but depending on the accessories you add, it’s also dressy enough for a date night.  With its short skirt, you will definitely be able to show off your legs, and you’ll probably want to make strategic use of the alpha layer of your mesh body to preserve modesty.  All you need to do to add this frock to your inventory is to head on over to the Salty Main Store, locate the hunt icon, which is a rosebud, and pay one small Linden dollar.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Surrender (available at Uber)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Necklace:  Cae Serena
Dress:  Salty Emma Dress (prize in the Scorching Summer Hunt – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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A Trio For You

Sweet Spring

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Tuesday!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share a pretty spring frock with you that I picked up as a free group gift.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

It’s Really One of Three

This cream colored dress is the April gift for members of the Meva Update Group, but it’s just *part* of it.  Tucked inside the package are two other versions, so you get not one, but three dresses.  The sleeveless design, high neckline and scooped back make the Meva Flowers Dress 2 suitable for many occasions from casual to more dressy.   It all depends on how you choose to accessorize.  The fabric features delicate white blossoms scattered across a pale peach background, which creates a lovely design.  If this print is not up your alley, there is also a similar pattern scattered over a darker gray background, and a version which features a bold, vibrant floral motif.  The frock is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head over to the shop, activate the Meva Update Group tag and click the vendor.  There is a 100L join fee, but membership grants you access to 9 other gifts on the wall nearby.

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Polly Hair
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Dress:  Meva Flower Dress 2 (free group gift for members of the Meva Update Group – 0L/100L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Winter Moon

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Is Today Your Lucky Day?

Crossing Bridges

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  In my last post, I shared the latest group gift for members of the Scandalize group, and today I’m back with a Lucky Chair prize that group members can scoop up for free.  Sleek and elegant, I think you will really like this one!

When Lady Luck Smiles

Featuring a crop top with a cute twist detail in the fabric and curve-hugging leggings, the Senuna outfit is comfy yet packed with sex appeal.  The off the shoulder style of the top allows you to soak up some sunshine while long sleeves provide contrast and coverage.  In real life, I often have trouble finding sleeves that are long enough for me.  I wish more of my tops had the generous length that these sleeves do!  Even with its dramatically dipped neckline, the shirt still keeps you covered in all the right places.  For a bit of variety, you could opt to wear the fuzzy version of the top, which the generous designer also included with the prize.  In addition, you have two options for the leggings, both of which feature the word “Scandal” across the waistband.  You can opt for solid black as I have done in my photo, or add some pizazz with the ombre version, which fades from ebony to a rosey pink.  Either way, you will look stunning!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

The Pupster

You might know that Ripley is based on my RL dog.  Although he is fairly young, he has been having health issues for the past month, and the vet is not sure what is wrong with him.  I dropped him off for surgery this morning, and would sincerely appreciate positive thoughts and healing energy sent his way.  We were hoping to put off the operation until he regained more strength, but he took a turn for the worse over the weekend, and it can’t be delayed.  If you pray, please keep him in your prayers.  I’m worried about my pal.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS & YS Miluna
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Rocky Hair
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Jewelry:  La Forgia Jewels Mia Set (20L on the Marketplace)
Outfit:  Scandalize Senuna (free Lucky Board prize for members of the Scandalize group – 0L/100L to join)
Shoes:  KC Couture Oasis Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Elvion

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A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Friday!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a sexy frock with you that you can pick up for free, just for being members of the BlackRose Fashion group.  This sophisticated dress features a sleek fit which hugs your curves, long sleeves and an off the shoulder style.  I really like the texture of the fabric because it’s not just a flat black; you can see realistic folds in the cloth which add visual interest.  Simple enough to be worn during the day, this dress can carry you right through date night was well – all you need to do is add a few glittering baubles and a pair of dressy heels, then you will be ready for a night on the town.  To pick up a free copy for yourself, activate your BlackRose Fashion group tag, teleport over to Blackrose Fashion and look for the vendor on the service desk.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in S, M, L (no alpha layer included)
  • Belleza Freya and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I always love visiting the Mystical Fae Forest.  It’s such a gorgeous sim!  Ripley made fast friends with two cute little lambs, and they are off frolicking in the long grass.  It’s just about time for us to head home for dinner.  I hope I can convince the pupster that his new pals will be right here waiting for us to return soon.  He’s having a blast, and I know he’s not going to want to leave.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Hair:  Truth Hair Joy (previously blogged {here} by Aline)
Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace
Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Off Shoulder Dress (free gift for members of BlackRose Fashion Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Hello Friend

Hello Friend

Hello Fabulouses!  As the weekend draws to a close, I just had to pop in quickly to share an adorable dress that I picked up as a free group gift.  Since this is a January gift, and the month is drawing to a close, I’m not sure how much longer it will be available.  So, if you like this off the shoulder style mini as much as I do, I’d recommend a trip over to the shop in the next few days.

It’s a Dress……It’s a Top

When I saw the Susie Dress as one of the free group gifts being offered to members of the Jumo Fashion Group, I fell in love with it immediately!  Featuring a lively botanical print (only available in this group gift) splashed across a while background, puffy sleeves and a generous ruffled hem, Susie reminds me of warm summer days.  It certainly allowed my shoulders to soak up some desert sun rays as Ripley and I made a new friend over at the Villa Baldeney sim.  Although it is termed a dress, it is very short, so I opted to wear it as a top instead.  If you were to wear it as a dress, you would have to make strategic use of an alpha layer to preserve modesty.  The frock is rigged mesh and is designed solely for mesh bodies.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you do have to be a member of the group, and the join fee, at 350 Linden dollars, is a bit steep, but there are currently four additional group gifts set out including earrings, a skin for Catwa and Omega, lipstick for Catwa and Omega, and a cute little purse.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

Well, the sun is setting on this arid landscape.  Deserts can get quite cold at night, so Ripley and I had better head on back home.  Here’s wishing you a wonderful Monday tomorrow.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Argrace Minami (no longer available – sorry)
Necklace:  Izzie’s Metal Feather Necklace
Top:  Jumo Susie Dress (free gift for members of the Jumo Fashion Group 0L/350L to join)
Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans
Boots:  REIGN Rhone Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (shop closed)
Sim:  Villa Baldeney

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