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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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By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon

Hello Fabulouses!  Under the light of a full moon, Ripley and I are pausing for a moment to catch our breath before diving right back into the hunt for more Fabulous Finds to share with our favorite readers!  Speaking of “hunting,” the cute little frock I’m wearing in the photo is a hunt prize that I scooped up for just five Linden dollars as part of the Skull N Bones Black Widow Hunt.

Beware the Spider’s Kiss

With a flirty and fun asymmetrical hemline, halter style neckline, and spider web print, that Tattered Widow dress will have you set for the season.  There’s even a spooky arachnid medallion at the top of the bodice.  Although the texture looks shiny in my photo, that’s from a face light I was wearing.  Normally, the fabric was matte on my screen.  To play up the holiday vibe, I added a witch hat and slinky black boots, but I’m sure you could create a more subtle look with different hair and shoes.  Since the hunt box contains versions for classic and mesh bodies, as well as Dinkies, I’m sure you’ll find just the right fit for your avatar.  To add this delightfully spooky frock to your wardrobe, simply teleport over to the Little 2 Large Shop and locate the potion bottle labeled “Spider’s Kiss.”  There’s a trail of black widow spiders along the ground to point you in the right direction, and a handy hint giver if you get stumped.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Standard Small and Large (includes prim skirt, system top, pants, and alpha layer)
  • eBody
  • Dinkies
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Omega applier

While we still have plenty of moonlight left, we’d better be on our way.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Elikatira Elphie (old Fifty Linden Friday offering – not currently available)
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Dress:  Little 2 Large Tattered Widow (prize in the Skull N Bones Black Widow Hunt – 5L)
Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots in Black
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

Nevermore

Hello Fabulouses!  Since Ripley and I found some fantastic hunt prizes lately, we decided to hit the trail once again.  This time, we set out along the Quoth the Raven Hunt path.  Over at Little 2 Large, we discovered this fabulous gown, and it only cost 1 little Linden dollar, plus a bit of searching time.  On the wall of the shop, you’ll find a hunt poster, which contains a helpful hint in case you get stuck.

With Many a Flirt and Flutter, In There Stepped a Stately Raven

The stately raven over at Little 2 Large actually brought *more* than just the gown in my picture.  In addition to a splendid frock, you’ll also receive male and female Dinkies outfits (Dinkies are these absolutely adorable mesh kitty avatars that you may have seen around the grid), a coordinating Nevermore men’s suit, and a petite Nevermore mini dress.  The additional prizes are no transfer, but if your man happens to come along with you on the hunt, for just 1 more Linden dollar, you can look all matchy-matchy.  As you can see from my picture, the gown starts out black at the bodice, but transitions into a soft gray texture, which reminded me of watercolors.  I really love the intricate black lace that adorns the sexy, full length slits in the skirt as well as the generous hemline.  The “sleeves” on the bodice resemble black feathers, and the package also included shoulder feathers that I opted not to wear.  For just a dollar, this fabulous hunt prize will have you all set up for formal fall parties, whether you have a classic or a mesh body avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

Ripley has taken to growling at that beguiling Raven, for that bird (to quote from Poe himself):

“…never flitting, still is sitting, STILL is sitting…

just above my chamber door…”

I’d better see if I can help the pupster escape unharmed from “The Raven.”  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Stealthic Persephone
Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  Little 2 Large Nevermore Gown (Quoth the Raven Hunt Prize – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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We’re Spending Fall Break at the Beach

Day One of Fall Break

Hello Fabulouses!  I’m popping in tonight with a quick post which is rather time sensitive.  The adorable micro skirt and tied top I’m wearing in my photo are only up for grabs for a special price until tomorrow.  Anny’s Fashion is offering this cute set as their Syndicate Sunday offering for this week, but if you like it, you’ll have to quickly scamper over to the shop because the event only continues through October 9th.

I Know Fall’s Here, But…. Beaches in SL….

I’m as much into the Halloween season as the rest of the Fab bloggers, but Ripley has been pestering me to take him to the beach so he can indulge in playing hide and seek with seagulls, and a girl has to have a sweet skimpy outfit for the sand and surf, am I right?  The best part of SL is being able to visit a chilly autumn sim one moment, and then -poof- teleporting to a summer oasis the next.  For just 60 Linden dollars, Anny’s Fashion had me all set for a lazy day soaking up the sun in my new Loren outfit.   It features a sassy micro skirt (you’ll need panties under this one for sure) and a knotted cropped top.  The generous designer tucked a texture change HUD packed with 20 options for the skirt and 25 for the top inside the box, so you will be able to create quite a variety of looks with just this one purchase.  With both classic and mesh body versions, I’m sure you’ll find the right fit for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, SS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Well, there’s a pelican here giving me the stink eye, so I think maybe Rip overstepped his boundaries.  The gulls are up for a game, but pelicans can be a bit grumpy.  I’d better collect the rascal and head on home.  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 Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Aislin (available at Uber)
Outfit:  Anny’s Fashion Loren Micro Skirt and Tied Top (special offer for Syndicate Sunday – 60L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  NorderNey  (group access only)
Song:  Kokomo by the Beach Boys

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Somewhere in Springfield Wood

Strolling in Springfield Wood

Hello Fabulous Readers!  After a long week at work, I’m looking forward to a couple of days off with my pal.  As soon as I logged in to SL, I slipped into this comfy outfit, and we teleported over to Springfield Wood to decompress and take in the beautiful scenery.  Aren’t the wildflowers in this meadow gorgeous?

Just Right for Friday Casual

My Laura Outfit today is the latest free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from MOoH!.  With its frayed capris and striped top, it was perfect for our stroll through the sim.  I really liked the way the soft shade of blue in the striped top coordinated with the worn denim pants, but if blue is not your color, the generous designer included a HUD with three other color choices – gray, pink and red.  The open top is fastened with two buttons in front and features half length sleeves and a stand up collar.  Since the package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, I’m sure you’ll find just the right size for you.  You can mix and match these separates with items in your inventory for added versatility.  Best of all, this set is completely free.  All you need to do is activate your Fab Free Group tag, teleport over to the shop and click the vendor.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes separate alpha layer for top and capris)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

While I was typing up this post, Ripley spotted a squirrel frolicking nearby and trotted over to investigate.  Apparently, Mr. Squirrel was not in the mood for company and scrambled up a tree.  Now the pupster is parked at the base of the pine, barking and whining.  I think I’d better go intervene so the woodland creature can get back to gathering stores for the coming winter.  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 Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Jacica
Necklace:  EVICA Glitter Glass Necklace (50L on the Marketplace)
Top and Capris:  MOoH! Laura Outfit (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Springfield Wood

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Lucky Enough

Lucky Enough

Ahh to be lucky enough to live near the beach……sounds like heaven to me.  Unfortunately there’s not a beach within many, many miles of where I live in RL, so thank goodness for SL!  Today Rip and I explored the Voodoo sim and found a cute strip of beach there perfect for some summer relaxation.  The buildings are colorful and include beachside bars, a coffee house with yummy looking pastries, and even a seafood stand where the pupster and I paused to snap a photo.

Casual Summer Cutie

In my last post here, I told you about a sweet outfit that I picked up over at Fatal Fashion.  Everything I’m wearing today, from head to toe is included in another free gift from the same shop, called Outfit 007.  I say from head to toe, but when I was walking in the sand, I did slip off my heels in my main picture, but I will include a second shot below so you can see what they look like.  I just love this raspberry colored cropped top!  Although you can’t see it from the angle in my photo, there is a lovely laced detail on the sides that is super adorable.  It features an asymmetrical hemline and realistic looking folds in the fabric.  Ideal for warm summer days, the worn denim mini shorts have an unbuttoned fly and slender pockets in the front for tucking in small essentials.  Also included, the chunky necklace and golden bracelet add the perfect finishing touches.  To scoop up this summertime staple, you need to be a member of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group, but since it’s free to join, you can add a complete look to your wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s a look at the Johan heels which are also included in the gift box.  Enjoy!

Johan

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Magika Unknown
Complete Outfit (including jewelry):  Fatal Fashion Outfit 007 (free gift for members of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Voodoo

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All Dolled Up For Date Night

Hello August

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and Happy Tuesday!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to share a complete outfit that I picked up as a free group gift, just for being a member of The Third Life group.  The generous designer over at Fatal Fashion has put all the pieces you need including golden jewelry, a sizzling mini dress, and delicate heels into one gift box.  With just a quick stop at the shop, you’ll be ready for date night in a flash!

You’ve Got the Look

The Monna Dress features a back that dips down low so the starlight can caress your skin, and a neckline designed to flaunt your curves while keeping you covered in all the right places.  The texture on the dress is well done, and contains realistic folds and subtle highlights.  The hemline of this mini is quite high, so you might want to don a pair of panties or make strategic use of the alpha layer on your mesh body.  Slip on the strappy heels, the chunky Midna Gold necklace, and even some upper arm bracelets (not shown) for the perfect finishing touches (all are included), and all eyes will be on you.  Since the Third Life Group costs only 10L to join, this free group gift will have you all dolled up for a very budget friendly price.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

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:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Magika Unknown
Dress:  Fatal Fashion Monna Dress – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Necklace:  Fatal Fashion Midna Gold (included with dress) – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Heels:  Fatal Fashion Black Sandals (included with dress) – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Witchwood

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Oh How You Sparkle

Full of Stars

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Monday (or what’s left of it, anyway, lol).   I had such a busy day in RL that the hours just flew by.  Isn’t it funny that that never happens when you are in the middle of a dental appointment?  It’s just when I want time to slow down that it seems to whiz by.  That sure is the case when I am shopping and exploring in SL, especially when I find wardrobe essentials for free like this star spangled skater skirt.

Oh How You Shine

Just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group, I was able to scoop up the 4th of July Skater Skirt from Ecce Bellus completely for free.  With a bright waistband, navy and red stars scattered across a snow white background, and a generous cut, this adorable number is sure to lift your spirits.  Since the gift package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, I’m sure you will find the perfect fit for you.  I chose to keep my look clean and bright by pairing my skirt with a white top, but I also tried red and navy shirts, and was quite pleased with those results as well.   To pick up a copy for yourself, simply switch to your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to the shop, look for the Fab Free logo on the wall, click the vendor, then get ready to shine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Elikatira Qiana
Top:  Blueberry Bella Knotted Top
Skirt:  Ecce Bellus Skater Skirt 4th of July (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Les Reves Perdus
Song:  You Look So Good in Love by George Strait

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Feeling a Bit Foxy

Foxy

Hello Fabulous Readers!  After I saw Serena’s posts {here} and {here} and Pru’s post {here} about their discoveries on The Beached Bunny Hunt, I dusted off Ripley’s tracking harness, and we hit the trail.  Our first stop was over at Ink Blots, and it didn’t take the pupster long to sniff out a super cute cropped top that I am excited to share with you.

A Sweet Summer Top 

The knotted Fern top from Ink Blots features a botanical print in soft shades of green and teal splashed across a white background.  I really like its strapless design and the way the ties dangle down in front.  The back portion dips down low to allow your shoulders to catch some rays, which makes it ideal for warm sunshiney days.  I chose to pair the top with some worn denim shorts, but I think it would also look fantastic with a skirt for a dressier outfit.   To pick up this little jewel for yourself, all you have to do is travel to the shop and locate the hunt object, which is a beach sand pail.  The prizes in The Beached Bunny Hunt cost just 1 Linden dollar each, so they are quite budget friendly!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Selene
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Stealthic Passion
Top:  Ink Blots Summer Top Fern (prize for the Beached Bunny Hunt – 1L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts
Shoes:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Pose:  Adorkable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Neva River Sim

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