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I Can Smell Autumn Dancing on the Breeze

I Can Smell Autumn Dancing on the Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are as ready as I am for some fall colors.  Today, Ripley and I are bringing you a little slice of fall foliage as we share a couple of budget friendly Fabulous Finds.  I hope you like them!  Before I get into the details, if you are looking for a beautifully decorated autumn landscape, I’d highly recommend a visit to the Cherishville sim.  The puster and I really enjoyed the oranges, browns and other fall colors when we were there. They provided a wonderful contrast for the dark hues of my outfit.

A Great Hat Speaks for Itself

First up, my cheeky cap is a gift from the Inventory Trends store.  With a darling bow and just enough of a brim to shield your eyes from the sun, the Velma hat adds a functional and cute finishing touch to my ensemble.  Best of all, I picked it up for free, just by being a member of the Third Life Group.  The group has no join fee, so I didn’t have to pay a single Linden dollar for my newest fashion accessory.  Although the hat cannot be resized, I was able to move it around on my head and I resized my hair underneath to get the fit I was looking for.  The thoughtful designer tucked a HUD inside with three texture options so you can coordinate with different color schemes.  In addition to the black I am sporting, you could also choose red or a dark brown.  While you’re in the shop, you might want to try picking up one of the fourteen other gifts set out on the wall for members of various groups.  I’ve included a close up photo below so you can get a better look at Velma.

Velma

There’s Something Sexy…

about a girl with an attitude and a pair of leather pants.  The mesh black leather pants from the Bang Bang shop on the Marketplace pick up where Velma left off in the attitude department.  With a soft sheen, zippered pockets and a skin tight fit, you will feel super skinny, sexy and toasty warm when you wear this wardrobe essential.  No chilly autumn breeze will work its way through these pants!  Best of all, with a price tag of a mere 10 Linden dollars, you’ll hardly notice the difference in your bank account balance after your purchase. The folder includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars, so there is something for everyone tucked inside.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatiblity:

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

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 Polly Hair
Hat:  Inventory Trends Velma Hat (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/0L to join)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  adorsy Chloe Top in Black
Pants:  Bang Bang Mesh Black Leather Pants – Skinny (10L on the Marketplace)
Shoes:  TonkTastic 50’s Jump Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Cherishville

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Looking for a Warm Summer Breeze

Where Music Meets the Ocean

Hello Fabulouses!  It’s good to be back home after camping.  It was so, so cold there, and the pupster and I just had to find some summer time temperatures on SL when we got back.  It actually snowed a bit on Memorial Day.  Now for Love’s neck of the woods, that might not be so unusual, but for our part of the world, that is highly unlikely!  Fortunately, the Lighthouse Oasis sim had just what we needed, and Ambient Fashion provided the cutest summery shirt for our ocean side adventure.  I picked up this halter top as a hunt prize in the Red Diaries Hunt for just 1 Linden dollar.

Lovely Lavender

In addition to coming in one of my favorite colors, the Slaren Halter also features an unusual component created from four black bands connecting the shoulder strap to the neckline.  Black rimmed grommets ensure the cords stay securely fastened.  The right shoulder and the strap around the back of the neck are more traditional, so I decided to pull my hair back to show off the unique left side.  A figure-hugging fit and realistic fabric texture round out the shirt.  The designer thoughtfully included versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars inside the hunt folder, so there’s something for everyone in the package.  All you have to do to add a copy to your inventory is locate the hunt object, which is a book with a Red Shoe Diaries cover, and pay the 1 Linden dollar fee.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody Classic and Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • 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:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Ambient Fashion Slaren Halter (prize in the Red Shoe Diaries Hunt – 1L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Lighthouse Oasis

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Put On Your Red Dress Tonight

Misty Morning

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  I hope your week went well and that you have some plans for fun this weekend.  If you have a date night in mind, I came across the cutest red dress that is perfect for the occasion while shopping at Chic Moda.  The best part is that this frock is a free group gift!

It’s Time For a Night on the Town

Featuring an off the shoulder style, this little number is packed with details such as an embossed texture on the bodice, a v-shaped cut out in the neckline decorated with dangling ties, and a full skirt.  Sometimes it’s hard to find perfectly color coordinated undergarments to accompany short dresses, but you won’t have to worry with the included panties HUD, which allows you the option to wear them or not.  The crimson Charlene dress will have you ready for an evening out without breaking the bank.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Chic Moda VIP group.  There is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but membership allows you to scoop up free monthly group gifts (there are four set out right now), participate in new release raffles, take advantage of VIP promotions,and gives you the chance to win group-only lucky board prizes.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass

I hope our Canadian readers have a relaxing holiday weekend.  Here in the United States, we will celebrate Memorial Day next weekend.  The pupster and I have another camping trip planned, and I’m really looking forward to it.  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:  Magika Hair Jade
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire Necklace in Garnet
Dress:  Chic Moda Charlene Dress (free gift for members of the Chic Moda VIP group – 0L/50L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:   Author’s Point

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Chillin’ on a Dirt Road

Chillin' on a Dirt Road

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope you are finding some time for chillin’ this weekend.  Ripley and I decided to go for a long walk along this country lane on Sanctuary Isle.  Nothing relaxes me and makes me smile more than hanging out with my best pal.  Before we headed down this old road, we took a detour over to Tori’s Stylez to pick up the perfect outfit for a stroll in the country.  It’s a free gift for members of SL Frees &Offers group (which is free to join), but you do have to pay 1 Linden dollar first, which will be instantly refunded to you.

Such a Pretty Dusty Rose

Featuring a cozy cardigan vest, tank, jeans, a belt (not worn) and the long knotted necklace, the special edition Jina outfit was just what I was looking for.  I love the pinks and purples in the sweater and the fact that the package included not one, but two texture change HUDs for the tank top.  That gives you sixteen color options!  The faded blue jeans hugged my curves and had cuffs that tucked neatly into my boots without poking out at all.  You can wear the cardigan by itself, paired with the tank, or wear just the tank by itself – talk about versatility!  The long silver necklace provided just the right finishing touch.  Although there were no versions designed specifically for mesh avatars, I was able to get the ideal fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara HUD.  With the soft color combination and well worn jeans, I could definitely see myself wearing this outfit in RL as well as SL.  It’s sure to become one of my favorites!

What’s Included:

  • Light blue jeans in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
  • Belt in Ash, Brown and Copper (not shown)
  • Cardigan & Tank Combo in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Cardigan by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Tank by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Texture change HUD #1 and #2 for the tank
  • Long Knot Necklace
  • Alpha for cardigan and tank
  • Alpha for cardigan
  • Alpha for tank
  • Alpha for jeans

We’re off to finish our walk before we head out for shopping round #2.  Until next time, happy chillin’!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Reyane
Top, Vest, Necklace and Jeans:  Tori’s Stylez Jina Special Edition (free gift for SLF&O group – pay 1L – instantly refunded/0L to join)
Boots:  REIGN Glitter Duck Boots (Fifty Linden Friday item – still available as of 4pm SLT on Saturday – 50L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle
Tune:  Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean

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The Evening Just Got Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a terrific Monday.  Last night, Ripley and I had quite an adventure over on the Baja Norte sim.   We were strolling along a forest path, me taking in the peaceful bird songs, and the pupster happily sniffing the trails of woodland creatures, when out of nowhere, this large white rabbit raced past, muttering something about being late.  Of course, Rip couldn’t resist temptation, and the race was on, with me trailing behind in my high heels and gown, hollering at my naughty pup, “STOP! STOP! Come back!!”  Did he listen?  Nope!  When I finally caught up to him, he lay panting on the ground next to a giant stack of storybooks.  The white rabbit that started it all?  Gone!

Ready for Wonderland

The evening had been off to an unusual start, but at least I looked like a fairy tale character myself in my lovely new gown from Virtue.  I picked it up completely for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With an off the shoulder design accented with soft pink trim, the Angel Dress will have you ready for date night, a formal dance or a trip to a fantasy land far away.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the darker pink fabric is enhanced with sparkly golden accents.  This frock is just so elegant!  Its waistline drapes beautifully around the body, and its skirt falls gracefully to a comfortably wide hemline, where it barely whisks above the ground.  The gift package contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh bodies, so I’m sure you’ll find a fit for yourself.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L and Vol (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • O. Classic
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I’m hoping once Ripley catches his breath, he’ll realize it’s pointless to wait for that old rabbit to reappear, and we’ll be able to head 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
Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Jewelry Set
Gown:  Virtue Angel Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Baja Norte

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Sweet April Showers

April Showers

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  While out on our evening jaunt that I mentioned in my last post, the pupster and I decided to check out the April Showers Hunt.  I am so glad we did because over at C!L Boutique, we discovered a gorgeous gown in a lovely soft teal shade, called “rain.”  Let me tell you, this stunner is well worth the small 1L price!

Ready for Dancing in the Rain

With an empire waist and a full length skirt, this frock will have you ready for formal events.  The bodice features a whimsical spiral design which draws the eyes upward to your bare shoulders.  If the evening is chilly or April showers begin to fall, don’t worry, because the generous designer tucked a cloak and a Victorian style umbrella into the package to shield you from the elements.  I opted not to wear them for my photo, but they add a vintage appeal to the outfit.   Also included (but not worn for my picture) a sheer veil can be worn over the skirt, which is quite pretty.  With classic and mesh body versions, this dollarbie hunt prize is a perfect addition to any girl’s wardrobe.  The April Showers Hunt runs until April 30th, and offers a myriad of prizes, all for 1L.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post, happy 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 Caralisa

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection

Gown:  C!L Boutique Empire Mesh Gown Rain (hunt prize for the April Showers Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Lost Town La Citta’ Perduta

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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

In the Pink

Hello Fabulouses!  It must be those blush colored tulips from my post {here} left me with pink on my mind, because today’s outfit continues that theme.  Like Loki, the pupster and I are working our way through the Glam or Grunge Hunt, and finding some wonderful goodies along the way.

In the Pink

We discovered my one shouldered Simple Chicness Gown at OMG! Inc.  For just one Linden dollar, I came away with a lovely formal frock complete with a HUD packed with ten options for colors.  I selected this pretty rose hue, but if pink is not your style, OMG! Inc. has you covered.  Featuring a long skirt, low waistline, and realistic wrinkles in the texture, this elegant dress is perfect for a date night or a casual stroll with your bff.  Although there were no mesh body versions in the gift box, I was able to adjust the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body to get a perfect fit.

Sizes Included:

  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L

Feeling Just Like a Princess

In addition to my new gown, I also picked up a gorgeous hairstyle as a free group gift over at Clawtooth.  This new ‘do features the Essentials HUD with 16 texture choices.  I love the simple floral headband which is included as well.  I opted for pink blossoms, but could have easily gone with one of five other selections.  You can even change the texture of the band itself to either yellow, white, in addition to the green I am wearing.  In order to pick up this hairstyle for yourself, you need to be a member of the Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group, however, there is no join fee, so your new tresses will be completely free.  I’m not sure how much longer the Princess Bride Group Gift will be available, so if you want to scoop up a copy for yourself, don’t delay.

Well, that wraps up my Fabulous Finds for today.  Ripley and I will be out and about searching for more budget friendly items to share with our favorite readers.  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:  Clawtooth The Princess Bride (free group gift for members of Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group – 0L/0L to join)
Dress:  OMG! Inc.  Simple Chicness Gown (prize for Glam or Grunge Hunt – 1L )
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  La Vie

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My Heart Will Go On

Right Here Waiting...

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Since Ripley and I had such good luck with our last hunt (you can see my post {HERE}), we decided to hit the trail again.  We came away with this strappy beauty, which is a Sexy Christmas Hunt prize from Waffles.  In a rich shade of crimson, my Flame Crepe gown hugged all my curves and fell to ground level where it flared gracefully at my feet.   I felt so sleek and elegant in this frock!  It features a back that dips low, as well as a dramatic neckline, yet keeps you covered in all the right places.  The prize package, which costs only 1 little Linden dollar, includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up this dress for yourself, journey over to Waffles, and search for the red phrase “sexy” somewhere in the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Tessa

Eyeliner:  Yokami Catwa Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya

Jewelry:  Cae Sorrow Collection

Dress:  Waffles Sexy Christmas Gown Flame Crepe (prize for The Sexy Christmas Hunt – 1L)

Heels:  KC Couture Cinzia Pumps (75L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Yorkshire

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A Heart of Gold

In Her Eyes

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!  Ripley and I decided to visit one of our favorite beaches in SL – NorderNey – to snap a couple of pictures of some free Fabulous Finds we uncovered this week.

She Has a Flair for Style

My mini skirt today is a free gift for the FitMesh fanatics group at Furtacor.  I love how it fits my waist snugly, but ends in a flared, pleated hem.  This gift includes a HUD with five textures to select from, which offers a range of possible themes, but I must say the tropical pattern in my snapshot was my favorite.  This playful little number was perfect for a balmy day at the beach!  To add the Flower and Fruits skirt to your inventory, simply swap over to your FitMesh Fanatics tag, scoot on over to the Furtacor shop, and click the gift board.  If you’re not already a member, you can join the FitMesh Fanatics group for free, which will give you access to a variety of gifts across the grid. 

Sizes and Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, X, M, L, XL
  • Mesh for Classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

In Her Eyes 2

It’s That Heart of Gold That Makes You Beautiful

My romantic piece of jewelry today is another free group offering.  Hudson’s Clothing Company, one of my most visited merchants in SL, is generously giving this lovely necklace to members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The resizable My Hearts Chain Necklace features two gold-toned hearts with intricately filigreed metal, and two pearl accent beads, all of which dangle from a golden chain set with smaller pearl beads.  The timeless styling of this bauble will complement both vintage and modern outfits.  Best of all, the Fab Free group is completely free to join (just copy and paste the following into chat in SL, and click the link to add yourself to the group:  secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about ).  There are so many generous gifts for group members!  If you haven’t already done so, check out our group gift listing {HERE}.

I hope you’ve found something in today’s outfit to inspire you to create a Fabulous Find of your own.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Misaki

Necklace:  HUDSON’S Clothing Co. My Heart’s Chain Necklace (group gift for Fabulously Free in SL 0L/0L to join)

Top:  Blueberry Romy Knotted Top

Skirt:  FurtaCor Flare Skirt Flowers and Fruits (group gift for FitMesh Fanatics 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI’s Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  (full body shot) aDORKable Poses     (close up) Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  NorderNey

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Without Music

Envious - Hypnosis Outfit, Alli&Ali Designs – Finley Hair,  Filthy - Judas Skin

Without music, it would be hard for a DJ to make a living, but fortunately, music is alive and well. MC Carson is wearing more of the gifts from the Men Only Hunt 2. The  Hypnosis Outfit can be found at Envious. This outfit includes the jacket and pants, shoes, finger bandages and headphones. I’m still playing with the colors of the Finley Hair from Alli&Ali Designs.

The Without Music T-Shirt is the hunt gift from Anatra-Bayn Designs. Also part of the hunt the Cocky Male Poses from Apple Spice Poses. The  Judas Skin is the May group gift from Filthy. The group is free to join until June 8th, then returns to the normal $199L fee.

Anatra-Bayn Designs - Without Music Shirt, Filthy - Judas Skin

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* Envious – Hypnosis Outfit ($0L)
Men Only Hunt 2
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sim%20Style/124/107/23

* Anatra-Bayn Designs – Without Music Shirt ($0L)
Men Only Hunt 2
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Love/181/187/21

* Alli&Ali Designs – Finley Hair Bold 11 Colors Fatpack ($0L)
Men Only Hunt 2
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wonderland%20Beach/118/128/24

Filthy – Judas Skin ($0L)
Group Gift (Free to Join until June 8th)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Red%20Wing/185/132/23

* Poses – Apple Spice Poses ($0L)
Men Only Hunt 2
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Honey%20Bee/128/124/24

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