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Two Birds on a Fence

Two Birds

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  In the midst of a quiet morning walk, Ripley and I paused to listen to chirping and trills from two feathered friends perched on a rustic fence in the Oh Deer sim.  What a lovely start to our day!

Free as a Bird

Before leaving home, I slipped into my silver Rossi Skinny Jeans, which are a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group from Alter.  These curve-hugging trousers feature a lovely swirled embellishment on the right thigh that is just so pretty!  The designer also added soft folds at the knees and a frayed hole in one leg.  These jeans have been lovingly worn and are so so comfy!  To pick up a pair for yourself, journey over to Alter, activate your Teleport Hub group tag (10L join fee) and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Casual Comfort

My warm Shoulder Sweater from Beck was a 50L Marketplace find that coordinated beautifully with the swirled pattern on my pants.  Its long sleeves and tight knit sheltered me from the chill in the air, while its one-shoulder-bare style added a touch of playfulness.  The sweater itself was comfortably loose, but featured a hemline that fit my waist snugly.  Designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body, this pullover is a terrific addition to my winter wardrobe.

Well, the pupster and I had better head on home and tackle our “to-do” list.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia [Bento] – (includes skin applier by YS & YS and make up)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Romy (includes hat)

Sweater:  Beck Shoulder Sweater Black for Maitreya (50L on the Marketplace)

Pants:  Alter Rossi Skinny Jeans (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  Secret Passion Ugg Boots White

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Pose Shop Malcheese (Wall Stand – 50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Just Waiting Around…

Endless Waiting

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Friday!  Ripley and I had quite an adventure last night that involved a check engine light, a tow truck, and an excruciating wait at a garage for a mechanic that moved as slow as molasses in January.  After hours of tapping our toes, we were finally able to get back on the road, but it made for a very long day, indeed.

Leather Jacket

While we remained on stand-by in the brisk November air, I was glad to have my cozy jacket from Mad Cat Crreations to ward off the chill.  With a double layered lapel, rolled back cuffs, and a snug-fitting waist buckle, I was cloaked in comfort.  A gleaming zipper helped to insulate me and seal out the breeze trying to work its way through to my bones.  One thing I really enjoy about this coat is the way it nipped in at the waistline and emphasized my curves.  The best part – this fall essential only cost 1L and a bit of searching time in The Jerky Turkey Hunt.  To pick up one for yourself, teleport over to Mad Cat Crreations and locate the orange feather concealed in the shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s Time for a Pity Party

Ripley and I had discovered another hunt prize, the Spiked Collar from Ama. that coordinated perfectly with my outfit.  An offering for the Pity Party at the Doll House Hunt, this neck wear comes with a HUD which allows you to change the color of the rhinestones set into the black leather band.  After searching around the store, the pupster located the hunt object, (a small pink dollhouse).  I paid 10L, then happily scooped up my new bauble.  You can see a close up of it in the image below (along with my face when I received the bill from the mechanic).  Although I enjoy being without a monthly car payment, maybe it’s time to search for a new vehicle…

And then You Get the Bill

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 Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Opal

Choker:  Ama. Spiked Collar (hunt prize for the Pity Party Hunt – 10L)

Jacket:  Mad Cat Crreations Woman (prize for the Turkey Jerky Hunt – 1L)

Tank Top:  [Cynful] Ness Tank Top

Jeans:  Beck Black Jeans for Maitreya (50L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  KC Couture Arizona Cowgirl Ankle Boots

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Yasminia

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A Snowy White Sweater and a Black Friday Sale

Fantasy Deer

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  I have a quick, time-sensitive post for you today.  On a tip from reader Starr Devereaux (thank you so much, Starr!), Ripley and I journeyed over to Wasabi Pills to check out their Black Friday Sale.  When we arrived yesterday, I was overjoyed to notice that this Fifty Linden Fridays Belle mesh hair was still set out in front of the store for only 50L.  I scooped it up, did a little happy dance, then headed inside to purchase a few (OK, OK, more than a few) Basics Packs of hair, which are on sale for 70% off.  I had to reassure Ripley that I still have enough Linden dollars left over to keep him well supplied with Ripley Snacks, and then his tail set to wagging once more.  Unfortunately, the Fifty Linden Friday Hair is no longer available, but you can scoop up the basics pack for Belle, and have more shades than I do, for 70% off.  Wasabi Pill’s Black Friday Sale runs through November 28th.

Snowy Sweater

In my post [HERE], I shared that Mie Beck strives to offer quality mesh items for 50L in her Marketplace shop.  I went back to poke around for more bargains, and I discovered this lovely white knitted sweater dress, just perfect for the season.  With a wide, ribbed, folded-down neck, and decorative cable stitching, this dress is packed with textural detail.  It reminds me of the sweaters that my grandmother used to knit for me when I was a little girl.  In addition, it features long sleeves, and falls to about mid-thigh.  You could definitely wear leggings underneath to keep your legs toasty if you are going to be out on a cold winter’s day.   The sweater is made exclusively for the Maitreya Lara mesh body, and is available in other colors in the Beck Marketplace store.

Happiness is Shopping for a Scarf

Siss Boom participates in Sixty Linden Weekend Sales Event, and when Rip and I traveled there to check out this week’s offerings, I noticed the wall filled with 24 group gifts.  I decided to pick up a few.  I had joined Siss Boom’s group quite some time ago, and although it costs 500L to join, the *24* generous group gifts such as this free Ragland scarf in PAISLEY (woot! woot!) really make the fee a worthwhile investment.  Love previously featured this scarf in her post [HERE].  I adored it then, and am still enthralled with its delicate silk texture.  The soft, muted tones of the shawl really complemented my dress.  I draped it around my neck, and was quite pleased with the effect.

After popping home to grab a few of those Ripley Snacks for the road, the pupster and I dashed through the snow over to Snuggles Forest and met Jinx, a friendly deer.  I have to admit, though, Ripley kept a careful eye on those antlers while I gave Jinx a pat.  It’s so good to have a protective pal to keep me safe!  Until next time, wonderful readers…. happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in America 02 (99L at Kustom9)

Moles Applier:  Arte Catwa Moles and Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Belle Mesh Hair (70% off at the Black Friday Sale until November 28th)

Dress:  Beck Shoulder Sweater Dress White (50L on The Marketplace)

Scarf:  Siss Boom Ragland Scarf (blogged [HERE] by Love – group gift 0L/500L to join)

Boots:  N-Core Calyssa Boots (blogged [HERE] by Love – group gift 0L/100L to join)

Mesh Hands: Slink

Nail Applier:  Leap of Faith Christmas Gift (1L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Jinx Winter Fantasy Deer

Sim:  Snuggles Forest
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Etched in Style

Laced in Style
Hello Fabulouses! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  In real life, I try to stay *far* away from malls and shopping on Black Friday, and the next couple of days afterwards.  It seems like whenever I think I’ve found a parking spot, it turns out to be a small car!  In SL, it’s a different story – no worries about parking here!  With a day off from work, Ripley and I traveled around, scoping out another Fabulous Find to share with our wonderful readers.

Gone Camping

Over at Etchaflesh, I had no trouble finding a parking spot.  In fact, I brought my trusty Kindle, along with the pupster’s favorite bone, and we settled into one of eight cozy camping chairs placed on the back wall of the store.  After just 30 minutes of “parking,” I happily welcomed this sassy, sleeveless parka to the fold for free.  It features a crop top, and a long vest that is accented with several jazzy buttons, stars, and stripes.  A color-change HUD allows you to alter the texture of the vest (outer and inner lining), crop top, and the decorative buttons, stars, and stripes individually, so you can create a variety of looks.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Physique, and Venus
  • Standard-sized mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Texture HUD

I’ve Got My Sassy Pants on Today

The trendy style of my parka called for slacks with attitude, and I located the perfect trousers – Pencil Pants for Maitreya by Beck.  These black, laced, leather pants provided just the look I was striving for.  I love the detail of the tied lacing.  Created exclusively for the Maitreya Lara mesh body, Mie Beck offers them for sale in her Marketplace shop for only 50L.  Mie states on her profile that her goal is to make a place where all people can afford to wear 100% mesh outfits.  These pants are not only budget-friendly, but stylish to boot!

From Head to Toe

The one Black Friday sale that Rip and I dared to venture to was at Truth Hair (Love told us about this super-saver event in her post [HERE]).  I scooped up the versatile Fenella hair for only 75L.  Able to be worn with and without the fedora, this chic ‘do features long, flowing locks, and a color-change HUD for the hat.  We had a hard time wading our way through the crowd in the lobby of the Truth store, but our persistence really paid off in the end.  I was able to scoop up several hairstyles at bargain prices.  Score for team Ripley!

After slipping on Lewis studded, flat sneakers from the Mesh Agency, Rip and I dusted off the bike, and pedaled over to the Gates of Melancholy sim where we worked off some of those Thanksgiving dinner calories by exploring along the beach.

I hope you enjoyed the fun, casual Fabulous Find we put together for you today.  Until next time, my friends, happy shopping camping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in America 02 (99L at Kustom9)

Hat and Hair:  Truth Fenella (75L at the Black Friday Sale)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Forest

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Necklace

Vest and Top:  Etchaflesh Exclusive Sleeveless Parka (free camping prize 0L/no group required)

Pants:  Beck Pencil Pants for Maitreya (50L on The Marketplace)

Shoes:  Mesh Agency Lewis Studded Flat Sneakers

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Nail Applier:  Livia Leopard Nails (40L on The Marketplace)

Pose:  Secret Body

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy
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Paisley Perfection

Pretty in Paisley
Well, hello again Wonderful Readers!  Last Sunday, Ripley and I shared the Militar dress from Scandalize Creations with you in our blog post here.  While scooping up that darling camo mini, I couldn’t help but notice the other group gifts on the wall, so today we traveled back to Scandalize to pick up another Fabulous Find.

Pretty Paisley Print

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a thing for paisley.  There’s something almost hypnotic about the intricate, swirling patterns.  This free Revlu skirt combines my most beloved fabric motif with my top color choice, red – two wins in my book!  With its vibrant print, black waistband, and leg-flattering length, this cheery skirt is sure to remain a favorite in my wardrobe far into the future.  To add Revlu to your SL inventory, simply head on over to Scandalize, join the group for free, and tap the picture on the group gifts wall.

Knotted Top

Playing off the hue of Revlu’s waistband, the black, loosely knotted, leather crop top from Beck complements the skirt without overpowering it.  I like the sheen of the texture and the way the ends of the ties cascade down my midsection in soft waves.  Slender straps leave my shoulders bare to soak up some warm SL rays.  Although I enjoy brisk fall days, this summer-loving-girl still longs to frolic in the sun, and today’s outfit is perfect for just that.  Oh, how I wish I could control the climate in RL as I can in SL!  A short, simple Elements necklace from Wazzer Works, at The Chapter Four, perfectly accessorized my outfit.

Sensuously Strappy Shoes

While out on a relaxing bike ride with my canine pal happily trotting alongside, we passed by the Ricielli store and spotted a sign announcing the Halloween Hunt currently taking place. Each pumpkin in the hunt costs 15L, and these Kyra high heels are just one of 20 prizes to be found.  These slinky shoes come in three shades (blood, midnight, potion), and are the perfect footwear to glam up any outfit.

Listen to Your Heart, Not the Crowd

Time For a New ‘Do

On our way over to the Yasminia sim for a little exploration, Rip and I decided to take a quick detour over to the Hairology event after reading Pru’s beautifully written post here.  At Hairology, Ripley sniffed out this free, medium length, center-parted Bezoar hair from Mithral.  This is just one of many free hairstyles generous designers have set out for all to enjoy.  The package includes a color-change HUD jam-packed with 30 textures to choose from.  Sweet and sophisticated at the same time, Bezoar will flatter any avatar.

I hope you have spotted something in today’s post that inspired you to create a Fabulous Find of your own.  Until next time, my friends, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Giusy (available at Collabor88)

Eyelash Applier:  Shake Catwa Glamour Lashes

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Venus Lashes and Eyeliner [Catwa]

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Matte Lipstick Applier (Zoe)

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Moles and Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Mithral Bezoar (free gift at Hairology – 0L)

Necklace:  Wazzer Works Elements Necklace (available at The Chapter Four)

Top:  Beck Tie Crop Top Leather Black for Maitreya (50L on The Marketplace)

Skirt:  Scandalize Revlu – Maitreya (free gift for the Scandalize Group 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Ricielli Kyra High Heels (15L The Halloween Hunt Prize)

Nail Polish Applier:  ZOZ Faded Winter Polish (free group gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join previously blogged here and here)

Pose:  {Lyrium}

Sim:  Yasminia
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