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Gorgeous in Gingham

Gorgeous in Gingham

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to showcase a Vintage Gacha Fair gift today. When we arrived, we were quite pleasantly surprised to discover that a number of talented designers are featuring free gifts at their booths at the fair.  My top today is courtesy of Belle Epoque.  Featuring a vintage pink gingham fabric, trimmed with lace edging, this tank-style cropped top is a summer time classic.  I chose to pair it with denim shorts, but the generous designer is also offering coordinating pink shorts as a gift for shoppers at the fair.  The delicate shade of pink is soft and feminine, ideal for this vintage shirt.  It comes in one mesh version, which fit my Maitreya Lara body perfectly.  The Vintage Gacha Fair runs until August 13th, so you have plenty of time to mosey on over to the Path of Destiny sim to scoop up some free goodies for yourself.    Most of the stalls have white boxes set out, which contain a free present for you.  It’s well worth the visit!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen Mesh Hair (past Fifty Linden Friday offer)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Top:  Belle Epoque {VGF Top} (free gift at the Vintage Gacha Fair – event ends August 13th)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Tranquility Dreams

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Follow Your Butterflies

Follow Your Butterflies

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  After a long first week back to work in RL, it sure was nice to have a quiet moment with the pupster on the front porch.  When a butterfly alighted on my outstretched hand, that moment became pure magic, but I should have expected that since I was standing in Luane’s World – a romantic, magical sim.

The Dress

My frock today is the latest free gift from Mooh! for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  The Strapless Spring Dress features a soft lavender bodice, and a white skirt adorned with an elegant purple and lavender butterfly.  It was perfect for a late summer morning exploring with Ripley.  I love the delicate double strap detail at the neckline, which is echoed on the deeply plunging back.  With mesh and fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh body types, this outfit will fit almost any avatar.  Best of all, the Fab Free group is completely free to join, so you can scoop up this little number for a song!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

The Necklace

My Mesh Whimsical Butterfly Necklace from ~{Sasha Lee}~ is part of a set that I picked up on the Marketplace for only 49L.  It features a long, silver chain, and a silver butterfly with a diamond studded body, and opalescent jewels embedded in its wings.  Matching earrings complete the set, but I chose not to wear them for my photo.  It seemed like it was almost made to go with my lovely new dress!

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 Tessa (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Moles and Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Dress:  Mooh! Strapless Spring Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  ~{Sasha Lee}~ Whimsical Butterfly Necklace (49L on the Marketplace)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Butterfly:  Luane’s World Butterfly on Hand pose (I am not using the pose, just the butterfly)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Luane’s World

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Spread Your Wings and Let the Fairy in You Fly

Spread Your Wings...

Hello Fabulouses!  Ethereal, enchanted, exotic…….all describe my appearance today – thanks to the latest Fab Free group gift from Rowena’s Designs.  If you are in the mood for something mythical and out of the ordinary, Ripley and I have a Fabulous Find that is right up your alley. Best of all, since the Fab Free Group’s join fee is 0L, this outfit can be yours completely for free.

A Little Magic Can Take You a Long Way

Rowena Designs’ free, magical Fairy Dress comes complete with gossamer, translucent wings and a color change HUD.  I opted for lavender, so I could coordinate with the delicate butterfly which alighted on my hand, but I could have just as easily selected red, green, pink or blue. One thing I love about the HUD is it allows you to color the top, skirt, and wings separately, so you can mix and match textures for a myriad of combinations.  With sizes for classic avatars as well as mesh bodies, this gift is sure to fit almost everyone.  It’s perfect for role play, or just a fun, fantasy look to change things up.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (I did not see an alpha layer in the package)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Here’s hoping your weekend is filled with magical fun.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free July group gift for Truth VIP members first blogged HERE – oL/350L join fee)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Outfit (wings, top and skirt): Rowena’s Designs Fairy Dress (free gift for Fab Free Group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose (includes butterfly): Luane’s World Believe in Magic

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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It’s Time for a Knotical Weekend Getaway

Knotical

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Friday!  I have a cute, casual outfit to share with you today.  One of the items is a Fifty Linden Friday offer, so if you want to pick it up for yourself, I’d suggest heading to the shop as soon as possible.

Feeling so Knotical

As soon as I saw the jaunty navy and white striped crop top from Valentina E., I knew it was destined for my inventory.  It has an adorable little twist in the bodice section that I had not seen before in a top.  Since it is a Fifty Linden Friday special offer, I only spent 50L for this cute little number.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body, so it fit my avatar perfectly!  Since Ripley and I had plans to visit the beach at Maison de L’amitie, the nautical stripes echoed the sea-side theme of our day.

The Weekend’s In Sight

After a crazy busy week in RL for me, I’m really looking forward to a couple of days off.  My “Weekend” mini shorts from Kitchen Sink are aptly named!  Featuring a frayed denim edge, beautifully detailed stitching, and a curve hugging fit, these shorts complemented the dark navy stripes in my top.  The best part of all was these shorts are available at the KS shop on the Marketplace for only 10L – happy dance time!  The package includes Maitreya and Omega appliers, plus a clothing layer option for classic avatars.

I hope you all enjoy some relaxing moments during the upcoming weekend.  I know not much will make me budge from this cozy hanging lounge chair – except for getting up to feed my favorite canine companion, that is.  Calm down Ripley, I won’t forget to serve your dinner. 🙂 Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store Gacha)

Necklace:  Yummy Jewelry and Accessories Shining Crystal Necklace

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Valentina E. Knotical Top FLF Navy (50L for Fifty Linden Friday)

Shorts:  Kitchen Sink Weekend Shorts (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Crete Hammock Chair (at the Maison de L’amitie sim)

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Happy Birthday, AnaLee!

Gypsy Girl

Hello Fabulouses!  I’ve been so busy with preparing for my return to work in RL that I almost missed this Fabulous Find.  Thank goodness the pupster was paying attention to the group notices popping up on my screen! When I saw the group gift at Lamu, I was so excited to discover that it contained a complete outfit from head to toe.

Gypsy Soul

AnaLee Balut, the talented designer at ALB Dream Fashion, is celebrating her birthday month by sharing a special, free treat with members of the Lamu Group – a gorgeous frock with a decidedly bohemian vibe.  The Nur Dress features a halter-style top, which leaves your midriff bare above a a flowing maxi skirt.  The soft colors and decorative motif lend the outfit a romantic appeal.  I love the added detail of the ties which wrap around the waist!  This gift includes the emerald armlets, rose-gold bangles, and high heels in my picture, as well as a green diamond necklace, a hat, glittering glasses, and a flexi attachment for the skirt, which I opted not to wear for my photo shoot.  I was quite pleased with the carefree, gypsy feel of my finished look.  Best of all, the Lamu Group is completely free to join!  Happy Birthday to you, AnaLee!  Thank you for such a lovely gift!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Insol Candy

Hair:  Truth Hair Fire

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Complete Outfit (includes jewelry and shoes):  ALB Dream Fashion AnaLee Balut NUR Gown (free group gift for Lamu Group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Luane’s Magical World

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Monday Monday

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I sure put his tracking harness to good use lately.  This time, we hit the trail on the Four Seasons Hunt 2 and discovered this gorgeous flowing skirt (called Petra) from Trashed.  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline, which is short in the front, but falls to knee length in the back, Petra drew many compliments as I wandered throughout SL.  A violet and green floral print splashed across a black background coordinates beautifully with a violet inner lining.  The waistline and side ribbons echo this contrasting hue.  I imagined the skirt trailing behind me on the breeze as Ripley and I strolled through the Mystical Fae Forest.  This has to be one of my most favorite hunt finds of all time.  I just adore this skirt!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • Physique

The Four Seasons Hunt 2 runs until July 30 and offers gifts priced at 1L each, which are themed for one of the four seasons.   There are 22 goodies to be discovered from a variety of talented designers.  Ripley and I look forward to bringing you another Fabulous Find soon.  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 Alura

Eyeshadow:  Arte Fridil Eyeshadow Smoky Style

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Arte Catwa Lipstick Matte

Hair:  Magika Serene

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier

Skirt:  Trashed Petra Skirt (4 Seasons Hunt Prize – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia Heels (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Let Your Colors Burst

Vision

Hello Fabulouses!  I have a quick post for you today, featuring a completely free, bustier from ViSion Clothing Company.  With a soft pink, lavender and gold floral pattern splashed across a dark background, this colorful, sexy top will set off your curves in style.  I really like the eye-catching details of the silver rivet accents and the black criss-cross side straps.  Since the misty morning air was cool, I decided to slip on a leather cropped jacket, but as the day heats up, I plan to remove it, and soak up some sunshine.  Either way, this top looks fantastic, and so will you!  Best of all, the ViSion Clothing Company group has no join fee, so you can scoop up this bustier for free.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Although it’s above our 75L maximum limit, I thought it was worth mentioning that my beaded necklace from Indulge Temptation is currently 50% off.  In fact, every item in the store is 50% off until July 10th, so if you are looking to add some reasonably priced baubles to your inventory, you might want to journey over to IT! and take a peek around.

Baby, You’re a Firework…

Although I enjoy Fourth of July celebrations, I dread them as well, because poor Ripley is terrified of the sound of fireworks.  Last night, he paced my room, and spent some time cowering partly under my computer desk (poor boy doesn’t quite fit under it any more).  I’m sure the next couple of days will be challenging for him as neighbors celebrate Independence Day with firecrackers, Roman Candles, and Skyrockets. I know he’ll be glad to have this holiday behind us.  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 Medison

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  enVOGUE Hair Beyonce (free Hair Fair gift – First blogged {HERE} by Astrid)

Jacket:  .:MCK:. Cropped Leather Jacket

Top:  .ViSion. Clothing Company Bustier Melani (free group gift 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1 p6 (115L as part of the 50% off store wide sale)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris Black

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Svalbard II Guerrero

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The Meadow Makes it All Better

Across the Meadow

Hello Fabulouses!  It’s almost Friday….phew!  After spilling my drink on my keyboard (not recommended by the way!), and a trip out in the heat to buy a replacement, Ripley and I really needed a walk across a cool, green meadow.  Lucky for us, we found the perfect spot for a relaxing stroll on the Lemon Beach sim.  I felt the stress of the day fade away with each step on the springy grass.  Now, this is the way to end the day!

Just One Little Linden

While browsing the Marketplace, I came across a sweet deal to share with you today.  My form fitting, fitted mesh mini dress can be yours for just one linden dollar at the Avale shop on the Marketplace.  With a plunging neckline, narrow shoulder straps, and a realistic texture, this dress is sure to be a summer favorite of mine.  In addition to the milky white version I chose to wear today, a texture change HUD allows you to select red or black as well.  I really like the way my shoulders are free to soak in some summer sunshine with my new frock.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus
  • Freya

Hopefully, liquids will stay far away from my new keyboard…. I’d rather remain indoors in the air conditioning, and out of rush hour traffic.  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 Medison

Eyeliner:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aik0)

Hair:  Lamb Ocean Bed (available at The Arcade)

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop

Dress:  Avale Gift Fitted Mesh Dress (1L on the Marketplace)

Bracelets:  Izzie’s Angular Bangles

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Lemon Beach
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Wild Rose

Rose

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  I’m taking a quick break from housecleaning in RL to tell you about another discovery Ripley and I made at The Cart Wash.  The Wild Rose top from Mystic Dragon Designs features a floral print across a white background, a halter style neckline, and an asymmetrical open front, which offers a sexy peek at your belly button.   I really love the romantic, feminine look of this summery shirt, and you can scoop it up for only 10L at The Wash.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus
  • Werwolf

Sadly, the dog hair (thanks, Ripley!) is not vacuuming itself up, so I need to return to my cleaning.  Perhaps I should follow Serena’s example and pick up the Clean-o-Mat.  It sure would come in handy!  Or maybe you can train a dog to use a vacuum cleaner?  I wonder…. 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 Medison

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

Hair:  Argrace Tsubura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Mystic Dragon Designs Wild Rose (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris – Pink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Trompe Loeil Snow Day Bed White (on the sim)

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest
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The Digging-est Dog

The Digging-est Dog

Hello Fabulouses!  After our disaster at the Hobbiton sim, in which a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, excavated a flower garden without permission, Ripley and I decided to spend the rest of the weekend at a “dig-friendly” environment – the beach.  As you can see in my photo, the sand was soon flying after being churned by furious paws, but I didn’t have to worry about the untimely death of roses.

Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

Clad in another of our Cart Wash Sale discoveries, I was ready to enjoy some sun.  For only 10L each, my Hot Summer Top and Shorts from Marquesse made the perfect, budget-friendly, casual outfit for a day at the shore.  My cropped top featured a knitted pattern, spaghetti straps, and sexy criss-cross lacing.  The floral texture of my shorts echoed the raspberry hue of my top, and contained plenty of pockets to hold essentials for an afternoon outing.  I like the realistic details of the button fly closure, seam stitching, and rivets.  I could see pairing these shorts with a white, lavender or light blue tank for a bit of variety.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Ebody
  • Venus
  • TMP
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • Tonic Fine
  • Tonic Curvy

I’m going to hang out here, relax for the rest of the day, and maybe catch some z’s in the shade of a palm tree.  Ahhh, this is the life!  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 Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Junia

Sunglasses:  Truth Hair Karlie Sunnies

Necklace:  EarthStones Grateful Necklace in Ramble on Rose (75L upstairs in the Bargain Loft)

Top:  Marquesse Hot Summer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Marquesse Hot Summer Pants (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Sandals:  Illi Meriel Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Sweet Cherries

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