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Chase Away Those Blues

Bluetiful

Hello there, Fabulouses.  Boy, have Ripley and I found a sexy number to share with you tonight to help ease any mid-week blues you might have!  With a side slit that travels up, up, up, and a plunging neckline, the Althea Slit Dress from the YM Shop is sure to draw eyes your way.  Its dark navy tone and long sleeves contrast beautifully with the sexy glimpse of skin revealed in the view from the side.  With sizes for classic avatars, plus mesh body versions, this outfit is sure to fit almost any everyone.  The best part is that you can pick up this curve-hugging gown for free as a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Simply activate your tag, teleport to the store, and click the vendor.  Actually, there are *two* free female gifts for Fab Free group members in the shop.  I blogged the Dandy Outfit in my post {HERE}, (it’s still available) so you can journey back home with a pair of outfits that cost you absolutely nothing!  Talk about a sweet treat in time for Valentine’s Day!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Belleza (2 versions)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope you have a wonderful holiday on the 14th.  I am looking forward to spending a quiet evening at home with my best pal.  He may not bring me a dozen roses or a box of chocolates, but he certainly fills my heart with unconditional love.  What more could a girl ask for?  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Cerys

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  YM Shop Althea Slit Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  Shoenique Chinablu Heels

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Elvenshire
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Fuchsia Dreams

Swinging My Cares Away
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw that Love and Aline had picked up some wonderful outfits at the Cart Wash, Ripley and I just had to teleport there and mosey around.  I’m so glad we did!  I scooped up my top, jeans and boots over at the Brandy’s Boutique display for just 10L, and also indulged in a new manicure from the Defiant Unicorn cart for 10L.

Flirty Fucshia

With a romantic top, snug fitting blue jeans, and sexy, thigh-high boots, the Innocent Lace Fuchsia outfit is sure to please!  A cheery ribbon adds a bright pop of color, and grommets along the hemline and neckline provide visual interest.  I like the way the top portion of the fabric is solid, but the bottom is fashioned from translucent lace.  Medium blue denim pants and over-the-knee, curve-hugging boots keep your legs toasty warm.  If the bright pink of the bow is not your style, you can find gold or green bow versions at the Brandy’s Boutique display, all for only 10 little Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Standard Classic
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Polish It Up

For just the right finishing touch, I slicked on Val’s Polish from Defiant Unicorn.  The glossy red and pink shades in the applier HUD are just perfect for the upcoming holiday.  They were super easy to apply to my Maitreya mesh body, and provide an easy way to add glam to your look for just 10L.  You can get a better view of this pretty polish in my close up shot below:

Full of Thought

If you haven’t been to the Wash to check out the Cart Sale, I’d highly recommend a visit.  There are so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds just awaiting discovery!  Until my next post, 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:  Truth Hair Zoya (with long wisps from Sugar added)

Jewelry:  Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Necklace and Earrings

Manicure:  Defiant Unicorn Val’s Polish (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Top, Jeans and Boots:  Brandy’s Boutique Innocent Lace Fucshsia (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Pose:  (full body shot)  Zuma Jupiter’s HPMD Branch Log Swing (located at the Elvenshire sim)

(close up) Infiniti

Sim:  Elvenshire

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Midnight Violet

Pretty in Purple
Hello Fabulous Readers!  The other day, when the pupster and I visited TRS Designs, I spotted this gorgeous violet gown on a Midnight Madness board.  It took several attempts before I popped in this morning to discover an inventory offer from the shop.  I couldn’t wait to try on the Sandra Gown!  With its slender decorative straps, eye-catching, lace net waistline, and flattering fit, this free elegant frock is sure to become a favorite of mine for evenings out on the town.  The long skirt offers full coverage along with a slightly flared hemline for ease of movement on the dance floor, while the halter-style neckline allows a sensual glimpse of skin. I thought the bows at the bodice offered just the right decorative element.  There is no group required to enter to win.  All you have to do is travel to the shop, tap the Midnight Madness board, and cross your fingers.  With a low target of only 20 avatars, the odds are in your favor that you will soon possess your very own copy of this lovely outfit.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes lace alpha)
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

Until my next post, happy shopping to you!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Dress:  TRS Designs Sandra Gown Violet Net (free Midnight Madness Prize – 0L/no group required)

Pose:  AUSHKA & Co.

Sim:  Elvenshire

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

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With Just a Little Bit of Pixie Dust

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I finished unpacking our prizes from the Pixies of Snow Hunt (you can read more about our adventure {HERE}), and discovered this exotic Neva skin from Stargazer Creations.  With cool blue and lavender tones swirled across a lighter blue base, this fantasy-themed skin would be ideal for role play.  I really was impressed by the quality of this free skin, and although it’s not my typical SL look, I really wanted to feature it in a blog post.  The prize box includes a skin layer for classic avatars and an Omega Advanced Applier, which allowed me to easily add the skin to both my Maitreya Lara body and Catwa head.  My picture really doesn’t do justice to Neva’s gorgeous tones and swirls of colors.  If you are planning to do some magical role play, and would like a free skin to start you on your journey, this free hunt gift from Stargazer Creations might be just what you need!  Ripley and I were able to complete the hunt in under an hour, so it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar and just a slight investment of time.

We’re off to find someone in need of a sprinkling of pixie dust.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Skin Applier:  Stargazer Creations Neva (free prize in the Pixies of Snow Hunt0L)

Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm

Hair: RunAway Hair Nymph

Outfit:  EverEve Complete Fantasy Outfit (120L on the Marketplace)

Diadem:  *RaMp* Aniron (99L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Be Still…

On the Western Skyline

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Usually, Ripley and I have an item of clothing to tell you about, but our Fabulous Finds today include a free skin that you can pick up as a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It’s not often that you can pick up such a lovely skin applier for a song, so I was super excited to pick up this gift!

A Natural Beauty

The gorgeous free Shara skin is flawless, and features slightly pink cheeks, dark eyebrows, and a frosty lip color.  Inside the free package, there are five skin tones:  apricot, caramel, pineapple, sand, and taupe, with two varieties of lip color (one slightly darker than the other).  In my photo, I’m wearing the “sand” tone with the lighter lips (v1).  One thing I was thrilled with is the box included both the head and body appliers, so I had just what I needed to change up my look with no further purchases. I really love this skin!  In order to wear it on my Catwa head and Maitreya Lara body, I first wore the Omega System Relay HUDS for Catwa and Maitreya, then added the Shara applier.  Within a few moments, my appearance was updated effortlessly!  I did add a black eyeliner to emphasize my peepers, but other than that, what you see is the skin straight from the applier.  Isn’t it just lovely?  To pick up this beauty for yourself, simply teleport to 7 Deadly s[K]ins, and travel to the group gifts section.  Locate the Fab Free shelf, and give the vendor a click.

It’s Almost Advent Time!

Beginning on December 1st, and running through New Year’s Day, 7 Deadly s[K]ins will be featuring an Advent event with male and female gifts for 7 Deadly s[K]ins group members.  That’s 32 gifts, and yes, fellas, this includes you, too!  Currently, you can join the group for free, but during advent, the group join fee will increase to 1,000L.   The gifts will be located behind the couches of the male and female departments.  I’m really excited to see what each gift will contain!  If you are interested, make sure you join the group soon, because the normal join fee is 250L, and I’m not sure how long the free join will last.

…My Steampunk Heart

In our travels today, Ripley and I also visited Pixel Box Design, where my hound with a nose for fashion led me to my second group gift, the free Steampunk Old Heart Grunge and Glass necklace, which is a present for members of the Teleport Hub group.  Featuring an antique gold finish, an eclectic assortment of pendants, and even a pair of glasses, this funky bauble comes with a resizer so you can adjust it to fit your avi.  It also allows you to change the style of the clock that sits just above the heart.  It’s a fun piece of jewelry!  The Teleport Hub has a 10L join fee, but membership gives you access to a ton of free gifts around the grid.  It’s one of those groups I joined a long time ago, and I keep picking up gifties as a group member, so it was well worth the teensy join fee!

I hope the rest of your weekend is relaxing.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  7 Deadly s[K]ins Shara (free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Necklace:  Pixel Box Design Steampunk Old Heart Grunge and Glass Necklace (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub Group – oL/10L to join)

Sweater Dress:  Insomnia Store Autumn Fall Sweater Dress Dark Solids Pack

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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As Luck Would Have It…

As Luck Would Have It

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post to share a stunning free skirt I picked up as a lucky board prize at .Lunaria.  The Kaelyn maxi skirt falls in a slender line from your hips to about mid-shin length, where it flares as it sweeps the ground for freedom of movement.  Ivory white in color (the windlight setting I used made it look greenish for some reason, but it is white), it features circular adornments at the waistline, which add visual interest.  I really love the sleek, sophisticated look this outfit evokes!  Kaelyn comes in sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Lunaria group tag (it’s completely free to join), and cross your fingers.  I was lucky enough to scoop this baby up during my first few minutes of waiting.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S and M (I don’t see an L in my folder, but that could be a glitch in unloading the package)
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

About the Pie…

So, to give you an update:  while Ripley snoozed the afternoon away today, I *was* successful in creating a pie.  I have to admit, though, it took two tries to get a crust that rolled out large enough for the pie plate.  It smelled so delicious as the oven worked its magic.  We will see tomorrow how it tastes.  I’m hoping my luck holds out for a flavorful pie as well as it did for all my lucky board prizes in SL!  Until my next post, Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating, and happy shopping to all our Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with whisps from Truth Hair Sugar and bangs from Truth Hair Bangs Collection)

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Set

Wrap:  Meli Imako Evening Wrap

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier in white

Skirt:  .Lunaria. Kaelyn (free Lucky Board Prize for members of the Lunaria group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Listen to the Mandolin Rain

Mandolin Rain

Hello Fabulouses!  When I first moved to my location in RL, I was so happy to leave gray skies behind.  Now, however, although I do appreciate the near-constant sunshine, I have come to cherish our rare rainy days.  They offer a welcome respite from the blazing sun, and a bit of variety to the same-old, same-old.  Second Life seems to be a lot like my RL location in that you rarely encounter rain, so when Ripley and I came across a patch of rainfall in the Mystical Fae Forest, it seemed a perfect place to snap a photo.

Trimmed in Lace

My beautiful Leikela dress from Brii Underground is a special offer for only 1 little Linden dollar.  Featuring a black mini dress with lace accents, this frock is sophisticated and simply stunning.  The off-the-shoulder fit offers a glimpse of smooth skin on your shoulders, but complete coverage where you need it.  I really like the slit in the skirt panel, which makes walking a breeze.  The package includes a coordinating pair of heels, and versions for both classic and mesh avatars.  To scoop up a copy for yourself, head over to the shop, and turn toward the front wall.  Leikela sits to the right of the group gifts collection.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

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 Beth

Eyeliner:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Umbrella:  Luane’s World (part of pose – see below)

Hair:  Truth Hair Sugar

Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Kathryn Jewelry Set

Dress:  Brii Underground Leikela Dress (1L)

Pose:  Luane’s World Wash Away the Pain

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

Tune:  Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby

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Pretty in Plaid

Pretty in Plaid

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  After a visit to the vet today, Ripley is snoozing by my side as I type this post.  All the excitement just wore him out.  Actually, he kind of looks like I felt after my flu shot earlier this week…  Poor boy!  At least he doesn’t need any more shots for awhile.  Before we headed out to the pet doc, the pupster and I discovered a free group gift to share with you.

Rich Hues for Autumn

My Fall Dress from Sevyn East features a black sleeveless sweater tucked into a loosely pleated plaid skirt that is topped off with bow tied at the waist.  One of my favorite outfits back in high school included a skirt very similar to this one, so as soon as I saw this beauty, I knew I had to have it!  I really love the deep colors, which are perfect for fall.  Although it looks like this frock is composed of separate pieces, it is actually all-in-one.  With sizes for classic avatars in addition to two mesh body versions, this free gift is a great addition to your fall wardrobe.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport over to Sevyn East, activate the group tag (don’t worry – it’s completely free to join!) and tap the vendor.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Once I am able to rouse Ripley from his well-deserved slumber, we will travel around the grid, and locate another Fabulous Find 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 Polly (no longer available)

Hair:  Exile Memory Bliss

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Black Eyeliners Catwa & Omega (free gift on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Outfit:  Sevyn East Fall Dress November Group Gift (free for members of Sevyn East. Clothing Group – 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Blueberry Mili Boots & Stockings

Pose:  Tutys

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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Are You Feeling Lucky?

Remember

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I keep finding fantastic Boho-style clothing to share with you.  Today is no exception.  If you are lucky, you can scoop up this outfit completely for free.  Sound intriguing?  Read on…

Ruffles and Lacing

My Cotton Candy Boho Bralet and Laced Skirt are a Lucky Board prize over at @rOrO.  Both pieces feature a pink and purple print framed with soft teal, reminiscent of the sweet carnival treat it’s named for.   The symmetrical design of the fabric is quite pleasing to the eye, and I really love the color scheme!  Delicate wavy trim adorns the top, while white lacing keeps the maxi skirt securely in place.   This outfit has a soft, romantic feel and is just so pretty.  There are 2 lucky boards at the shop with rotating prizes on them, as well as a Midnight Mania board.  Love blogged the gorgeous prize for that board in her post {HERE}.  I think the pupster was a lucky charm for me because I didn’t have to wait long until that magical “K” appeared on the lucky board vendor.  Quick as a wink, I tapped that board, and did a little happy dance for good measure.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I hope the rest of your work week passes by quickly and smoothly.  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 Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner: RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Wind (50L in store gacha)

Outfit:  @rOrO LB Cotton Candy Boho Ruffle Bralet and Laced Skirt (free Lucky Board Prize – 0L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Elvenshire

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