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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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Where the Wild Flowers Grow

Where the Wild Flowers Grow

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!  Ripley and I started it off with a long walk in the woods at the beautiful Hobbiton Sim.  If you haven’t visited there, it’s well worth the trip.  The landscaping is beautifully done, and there are so many lovely spots to snap pictures, as well as places for dancing, chatting, and even some light-hearted role play.

Let Us Dance in The Sun With Wildflowers in Our Hair

For only 10L each, I created a casual and care free, bohemian summer look with a sweet top and denim micro mini from the Baci Shop stand at The Cart Wash.  The Babado top left my shoulders free to soak up some sun rays, and draped in soft folds to end above my waist.  Ric rac trim added a playful finishing touch to the bottom hemline.  Trendy and chic, a crop top is a summer wardrobe must-have, in my book.  Just in case white isn’t your style, the package includes a HUD with 80 choices so you can tint your Babado top to your liking.  The white hue of the shirt coordinated beautifully with my micro mini skirt.  The soft touch of lace trim helped tie together the outfit and added a romantic feel.

Playing off the bohemian vibe, I chose to wear a crown of daisies in my hair and held a bouquet of wildflowers for my photo, which I found at the La & Li Style shop on the Marketplace for only 35L.  A pretty, yellow, animated butterfly is included with the posies.  The cute little critter slowly flapped its wings, as it perched on a daisy.  If you’d like to wear a different hairstyle, an orchid for your hair is nestled inside the box for you to tuck in your tresses.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in sizes XS, M, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Uh Oh…

As I have been sitting here writing my post, some clods of dirt just sailed through the air at the edge of my vision. Ripley, tired of waiting for me to finish, wandered off and decided to do some excavating in a flowerbed at the Broadfoot Residence.  Oh dear, I’d better go see if I can repair the damages… I do hope we won’t be in too much trouble!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is a very naughty boy!)

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:  Pr!tty Endless [includes daisy headband] (available at Hairology until the 30th)

Necklace:  EarthStones Dreamcatcher Necklace

Top:  Baci Shop Babado Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Skirt:  Baci Shop MicroMini Lace (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Daisy Bouquet:   La & Li Style Wildflower Bouquet White (35L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  a DORKable Poses

Sim:  Hobbiton Sim

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Bali is My Next Stop

Acadia

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  In my post yesterday {HERE}, I shared one of our finds from The Cart Wash Sale, and Ripley and I are back today with another discovery.  Yesterdays’ look was casual, so I decided to switch things up today with a date-night dress with some strappy high heels.

Hello Bali Blue

I scooped up my figure-hugging mini dress at the Finale Couture display for only 10L.  With slender shoulder straps joining together in a T formation at the back, and a dramatic plunging neckline, this frock will show off your curves in style.  In a pale, Bali blue shade, with a texture composed of alternating leaf shaped prints, this mini dress ends with an embellished woven fringe, which adds a playful touch of whimsy.  The package also includes Acadia heels in a perfectly coordinated shade, which feature delicately intertwined straps.  There is also a gold toned, beaded necklace with teal-blue gems tucked inside the box as well, however, I didn’t wear it for my photo.

Sizes Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Acadia heels for slink high
  • Acadia necklace (not shown in picture……I didn’t see it in the folder in time)

We’re Not Done Yet…

Ripley and I found *so many* budget-friendly fashions at The Cart Wash Sale, and we will return soon to share another one with you.  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

Hair:  eXxEsS Asha

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Jewelry:  EarthStones Lora Turquoise Silver (free at The Free Dove)

Dress and Shoes:  Finale Couture Acadia – Bali Blue (10L at The Cart Wash sale)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Vagabond Sandy’s Beach Blanket (at Paris Je T’aime sim)

Sim:  Paris Je T’aime

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Somewhere Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path 1

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Some days, you need to take a detour off the beaten path, and that’s just what Ripley and I did this morning.  Not only did we discover a cool, green forest sprinkled with wildflowers, we also picked up a budget-friendly outfit to share with you.

Just a Dollar?  You Bet!

For only one little Linden dollar, I scooped up the C’est la Vie maxi skirt and bra top outfit at Mirus Designs.   There are two options available at the shop: the blue that I chose to wear today, and a black version, both priced at only 1L.  The texture of the fabric is well done, with a subtle sheen, and realistic folds.  The line separating the folds in my picture was caused by my pose; it doesn’t appear when you wear the outfit in normal use.  The skirt features a waist panel with decorative stitching, and a white string tied in a bow.  I really like the way the skirt drapes down to my toes.  The outfit includes a coordinating bra top with white stitching, and a halter style neckline with narrow straps.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Venus

Here’s a front view so you can see how beautifully the two pieces blend together to create this playful, casual summer outfit.

Off the Beaten Path 2

Ripley and I plan to do a lot more exploring today.  We’ll be back soon with another Fabulous Find to share with our favorite readers.  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:  eXxEsS Asha

Necklace:  EarthStones Crystal Charm Necklace (no longer available – sorry didn’t realize this until after I took the picture)

Outfit:  Mirus Designs C’est la Vie Skirt and Bra (Gift at store 1L – no group required)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Isle of Love
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A Cynfully Sweet Summer Night

Cynfully Sweet

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Ripley and I have a few lovely gifts to share with you today…. one of them is available for a limited time only, so if you like it, please act quickly.

A Time Sensitive Top

My cute, Ness cropped top is quite time sensitive, so if you are interested in scooping it up, I’d suggest teleporting to the Cynful booth at the Les Fest as soon as possible.  I just discovered that the event ends today.  This location has an adult rating, so in order to pick up the gift, you will have to be able to visit an adult area in SL.  With a realistic texture and slender shoulder straps, this free knotted shirt  will pair beautifully with a long skirt, as I have chosen for my outfit, or a pair of shorts for a more casual look.  I opted for a neutral gray solid hue, but the gift includes a HUD which offers you a choice of solid, print or ombre textures in a variety of tones.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Long Wavy Tresses

My hair today is another of the many free gifts you can gather at the SL14B Community Celebration.  Available at the Alice Project booth, the Mercedes II hair is a lovely center parted hairstyle.  The package includes a basics HUD with 15 texture options ranging from the white I chose to wear, blonde, red, brown or black to the more exotic aqua, light blue, and pink.  I love this simple, wavy hairdo.  It’s so feminine and soft.

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 Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Alice Project Mercedes (free SL14B gift – 0L)

Top:  Cynful Ness Tank Top (free gift for Les Fest – 0L – Event ends June 13th so get this ASAP)

Skirt:  ISON Lace Pencil Skirt

Necklace:  EarthStones Cat Necklace

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

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Nowhere Else
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Among the Wildflowers

Happy 14!

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to celebrate Second Life’s 14th birthday by visiting the Community Celebration, which runs through June 26th.  At the shopping event, there are free gifts and exclusive offers from 60 designers, spread out across 3 regions. The pupster and I scooped up a couple of sweet gifts to share with you.

Life is Short – Buy the Dress…

especially if it is set for sale for zero lindens!  This adorable Autumn Cami Dress is yours for free at the SL14B celebration.  Simply swing by the Aphorism shop, and click the gift box at the front display.  This sleeveless mini features a rich burgandy background sprinkled with a delicate floral pattern.  Its slender fit and narrow piping will draw the eye to all the right places.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

A Journey of a Thousand Miles…

begins with a fabulous pair of shoes.  Over at the KC Couture booth, you can pick up the free, extremely versatile Hedy heels, which come complete with a HUD packed with 40 textures, plus 5 metal options.  You can customize 6 parts of these shoes individually, or the entire shoe globally.  With so many options, they will coordinate beautifully with just about any outfit in your SL wardrobe.   Designed to fit Belleza, Eve, Maitreya, Mesh Project, and Slink High feet, these gorgeous heels are sure to become “go to” summer footwear for me.

These are just a couple of the many free gifts generous designers have set out for you at the birthday gala shopping event.  With so many booths to visit, Ripley and I had better get a move on!  We only have until June 26th, and don’t want to miss out on any of the fabulous deals.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bent0)

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:  eXxEsS Asha (for sale at SL14B)

Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire Necklace

Bracelet:  EarthStones Flora Bracelet

Dress:  Aphorism Autumn Cami Dress (free gift for SL14B)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  KC Couture Hedy Heels (free gift at SL14B)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Nowhere Else

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True Beauty is Found in Virtue

Dream Another Dream

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I made a new pal today as we were out wandering across The Mill.  Maybe it was my cowgirl boots, maybe my lovely new dress, or perhaps the carrots I snuck to him, but Beau, here, is now one of our fast friends.  He’s super gentle, and with him around, I will never have to mow the lawn again! 🙂

Speaking of the Dress…

Eve, is the latest free gift from Virtue for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With short sleeves, a body hugging bodice, and a long flowing hemline, this dress is sweetly feminine.  I really like the way the bodice and the skirt have slightly different textures that coordinate together beautifully.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Mesh in XS, X, M, L and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Hourglass
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • Venus

If you haven’t visited the group gift listing for Fabulously Free in SL members, I’d highly recommend checking it out.   The generosity of designers in SL never ceases to amaze me!  You can find the Fab Free group gift listing {HERE}.  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:  Izzie’s Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hat:  Argrace (past hair fair gift)

Hair:  Exile Cool Girl (Fifty Linden Friday – still available at time of posting, but hurry!)

Necklace:  EarthStones Dreamcatcher Necklace (250L for Hello Tuesday)

Dress:  Virtue Eve Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Abi’s Affordable Living Cowgirl Boots

Pose:  Purple Poses

Sim:  The Mill

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In a Field of Tiger Lilies

Tiger Lily

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I found a fun, flirty, and free halter top to share with you today.  Featuring criss-crossed straps, a ruffled hem, and a warm, rusty-red tone with golden accents, this jewel is a free gift for members of the Third Life group from VN Creations.  The sequined trim adds just the right amount of sparkle while the cropped length will keep you cool on warm summer days.  It coordinated beautifully with a pair of dark jeans, but I think it would also go well with a maxi skirt or a pair of shorts, depending on your mood for the day.   The Third Life group has a 10L join fee, but there are many gifts for members scattered across the grid, so your one-time investment really pays off, even if all you get is this adorable summer top.

Mesh Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • alpha layer

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Ripley and I will be sure to keep our eyes and ears open for more Fabulous Finds to share with you. 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 Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Kare (Truth VIP Group Gift first blogged {HERE} by Love Trill)

Top:  VN Creations Red and Gold Mesh Top (free gift for Third Life Group Members)

Jeans:  Q&K Indigo Cuffed Jeans Slink-Hourglass-Maitreya-Belleza (55L on the Marketplace)

Bangles:  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver/Flame

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Family Dreams

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Just a Country Girl at Heart

A Trio of Puppies

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I just finished opening the hunt gifts which Ripley and I had scoped out at the Country Girl Hunt currently running at Brii Underground, and when I saw this floral dress, I knew I had to blog it!   The event runs until May 31st, so you have plenty of time to head on over and do some searching for yourself.  With 10 complete outfits, all for 1L each, you won’t want to miss this hunt!

A Bohemian Country Girl

With three-quarter-length sleeves, and a skirt that falls to mid-thigh, the Lucineide dress keeps you modestly covered, but still allows a sexy glimpse of skin at your midsection.  The cheerful botannical print is complemented by purple trim, which coordinates beautifully with the boots tucked inside the prize package.  I really liked the way the skirt is softly draped. Although this frock is a perfect country-style dress with the included bandana and cowgirl hat, I decided to accessorize instead with hair beads and Gypsy bangles to create a boho-chic flair.  I was really happy with the final look.

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, and L
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, and XL (plus alpha layer)
  • Boots
  • Cowgirl hat
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Omega applier for Lucineide make up for Catwa head (not shown)
  • Optional light

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Hair Beads:  EarthStones Hemp Hair Beads – Head Wrap in Sizzle

Dress and Boots:  Brii Underground Lucineide Country Style Complete Outfit (hunt prize in Country Girl Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver Flame

Puppies:  Glamour Poses Female 05 (I added the puppies, but did not use the pose) 35L on the Marketplace

Pose:  Le Poppycock
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Just a Girl and Her Horse

A Girl and Her Horse
Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued to work our way through the Country Girl Hunt at Brii Underground, and we discovered the stylish Fabiola outfit.  Just like the Keli dress I showed {HERE} yesterday, this hunt gift will deck you out from head to toe…all for only 1 little Linden dollar.  I love the combination of turquoise and brown, especially on the embroidered vest, which offers a sexy peek at the skin on my midriff.  Snug fitting jean shorts emphasize the length of my legs and hug every curve, while the dangling strands of the belt offer a playful bit of movement.  The feathered cowgirl hat coordinates perfectly with the colors of the vest, and offers a welcome respite from the rays of the sun.  Polished brown boots with silver adornments finish off the look.  This rancher is ready to lead her horse to water….. in style!

What’s Included:

  • Fabiola Vest in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Fabiola Shorts in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layers for classic avatars
  • Maitreya Applier for Tights and Gloves (I left my hands bare)
  • Omega Applier for Tights and Gloves
  • Slink Applier for Tights and Gloves
  • Omega Applier for Fabiola Make Up – Catwa Head (not shown)
  • Make Up Tattoo layer for classic avatars
  • Fabiola Hat
  • Fabiola Scarf (not shown)
  • Fabiola Boots
  • Fabiola Belt
  • Optional Light (not shown)

All ten of the dollarbie gifts in this hunt are up for grabs until May 31st, so you have plenty of time to do some sleuthing of your own.  With Ripley’s talented nose, and the hints available by clicking the hunt sign in the Brii Underground store, locating all the rearing horses really didn’t take too long at all.  Since each package contains a complete outfit, you will come away with a versatile wardrobe perfect for a day on the farm, or a day of casual shopping.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Earring:  EarthStones Lora Earring Turquoise (oL at The Free Dove see the coordinating necklace {HERE})

Complete Outfit:  Brii Underground Fabiola Country Style (hunt prize for Country Girl Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Focus Poses

Sim:  Bella Pace
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