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A “Berry” Fine Discovery

Cascade

Hello there, Fabulouses!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a budget friendly shirt that I picked up as a hunt item.  When Ripley and I were shopping at the Trashed store, he kept tugging on his leash, and dragged me over to a tiny strawberry that had been concealed in the shop.  It is the hunt object for The 4 Seasons Hunt, which runs through June 26th.  We weren’t following the hunt trail, but I’m sure glad the pupster spied that berry!  For just one Linden dollar, I picked up a terrific top.   The Cascade shirt has a black and gray paisley print on the long sleeve undershirt with a solid black tee shirt over it.  The pair needs to be worn as a duo, but I like the combination of the two, and will definitely wear this more often when the fall temperatures hit.  The package includes versions for a variety of mesh bodies, but not for classic avatars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • David
  • TMP

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Madame Noir Pride Eyes (first blogged {HERE} – 0L)
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  Trashed Cascade (prize in the 4 Seasons Hunt – 1L)
Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  The Outer Garden

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A Poet at Heart

A Poet at Heart

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The other day, I received a message from Sere Timeless, telling me about the Poet’s Heart store.  I am so glad that I followed Sere’s advice and teleported to the shop, because I picked up this gorgeous Marisol outfit as a free group gift.

Romantic, Poetic Style

Featuring a multi-tiered maxi skirt with a generous hem, and a cropped top with loose sleeves, this outfit has a gypsy vibe that I just love.  Its color scheme of blues and aquas brought back memories of the beach glass I collected on the sand as a young girl.  While the top is constructed with a satiny, shimmery fabric, the skirt’s layers are decorated with a floral pattern that adds visual interest and texture.  Although there is no version specifically made for mesh avatars, by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body, I was able to achieve a perfect fit.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, switch to the Poet’s Heart group (it’s completely free to join) and click the vendor.  While you’re there, you might want to scoop up the three other free gifts for group members as well.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha layer for skirt and top (parts can be worn separately)

Thank you so much, Sere, for letting me know about the Poet’s Heart shop!  I know I will be stopping by there frequently for more lovely additions to my wardrobe.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  Truth Hair Lela
Top and Skirt:  Poet’s Heart Marisol Outfit (free gift for members of the Poet’s Heart group – 0L/0L to join)
Jewelry:  Cae Dakota Collection
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  La Vie

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Escaping That Heat Wave

Blue Stripes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and happy Middle of the Week to you!  I hope your week is going well.  It’s so very hot where I am in RL – we are looking at the highest temperature yet so far this year, with a cautionary heat advisory.  So, Ripley and I decided to escape to the shore in SL and cool down with the help of a salty sea breeze.  Of course, I just had to wear the brand new dress that I picked up for free.

Stripes Go With Everything

I just love the combination of navy with white stripes!  It is just such a classic look that never goes out of style.  My strapless Melanie Blue Stripes mini from Faida is sure to become a summertime favorite.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body (no other sizes/styles included), and hugged my curves like a glove.  I decided to pull on a short denim jacket to ward off the dampness in the air, but I could just have easily worn the dress solo.  That way, my shoulders would have been free to soak up some sunshine.  The best part of all – the dress was a free gift just for members of the Teleport Hub group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  It’s one of those groups that I joined long ago, and I’ve picked up so many gifts that the membership fee was well worth the investment.

I’m off for a stroll around the lovely La Vie sim with my best buddy, and will try to forget all about the RL heat wave.  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:  Argrace Kohaku
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Pearl
Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Winter White – 50L on the Marketplace
Dress:  Faida Melanie Blue Stripes (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Sandals:  Friday Romy Sandals in natural
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  La Vie
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Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms

Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope your work week is off to a fantastic start.  I wanted to pop in with a quick post sharing a cute and colorful cropped top that I picked up for free.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

A Rainbow of Colors

My sleeveless top features a high neckline and a hem that falls just above the midsection, which makes it just perfect for summer.  The bold stripes of color are a bright and cheerful reminder that June is Pride Month, a time to promote acceptance of others.  According to bustle.com, the month of June is a time to “envision a future where everyone is respected and accepted.”  I’m happy to show my support for the community by wearing the Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print shirt, which the generous designer is offering as a gift over at Stories & Co.  The free package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M (includes alpha layer)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • VTech

Ripley and I are off to do some housework.   Well, actually, I think Ripley is planning to laze around and watch me vacuum up all of the dog hair he has scattered around, but at least I will have company while I do so ;).  There is a reason why German Shepherds are sometimes referred to as “German Shedders.” 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:  Truth Hair Polly
Earrings:  Frogstar Akira Feathered Earrings
Top:  Stories&Co. Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print (free gift – no group required – 0L)
Capris:  Blueberry DWL Jeans
Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Pose: aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  private location

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Won’t You Sit With Me For a Bit?

Break Time

Oh, hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m just taking a break from my side gig playing in a band.  I found the perfect shady spot over at Cranium Bay.  How about sitting down and joining me while I tell you about my new outfit?  I picked it up completely for free.

Rock On

The other morning, I was out walking Ripley so a certain someone could sleep in.  Our path just happened to take us by The Free Dove (actually it was a bit out of our way, but hey, we needed the workout).  I decided to wander in and see if there were any new gifts available for the guys, and I was in luck! La Bella Boutique has generously set out the Aber Shirt and Amber Shorts set that I am wearing today absolutely for free for members of The Free Dove group.  One of the best things about this gift is the texture/color change HUDs that you receive for both the top and the bottom, which makes this gift seem like you are getting a week’s worth of clothes all tucked into one neat package.  The shirt HUD offers 13 background color options along with 7 designs to choose from.  Want a plain top?  No problem!  For the shorts, you’ve got 12 varieties at your fingertips.  I really like how the tee clings to your shape and helps show off those abs you’ve worked so hard to achieve.  😉 The pants include an integrated belt that comes in handy along with the option to have normal or loose fit.  If you’d like to scoop up this set for yourself, just head on over to The Free Dove, activate the group tag (there’s no join fee), click the vendor, and boom! you’re in business.  With versions for classic and mesh avatars, there’s something for everybody in the box.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Shirt:  Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Shirt:  Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, Slink, TMP
  • Shorts:  (no classic version) Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Gianni, NX-David, Slink, TMP

Well, the rest of the guys are returning from break, so I have to get back to work.  Thanks for hanging out with me awhile.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Shirt:  La Bella Boutique Aber Shirt (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Shorts:  La Bella Boutique Amber Pants (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free gift for members of the Dufaux Group – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Cranium Bay

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Not All Treasure is Silver and Gold

Off to the Barbary Coast

Ahoy thar, Fabulous Readers!  Polly and I are about to depart on a voyage to the Barbary Coast.  Before we leave, I just had to share this role play outfit that I put together with free hunt prizes from The Silk Road Hunt.

A Pirate’s Life for Me

Every buccaneer needs a tricorn hat perched atop his head, and the free Barbary Coast for Men outfit from Coveted comes complete with an editable pirate hat.  Of course, any pirate worth his salt should sport an eye patch to add to his fierce demeanor.  Thankfully, the designer tucked a resizable version inside the prize package.  Knee length breeches and a jaunty crimson sash complete the look.  Although the gift includes only an Aesthetic body style, I decided to give it a try with my Belleza Jake mesh body, and it worked perfectly!  If you are in the market for some role play duds, but don’t have the Aesthetic body, I’d highly recommend giving this outfit a try, since the price is just zero Linden dollars!

At the Point of a Cutlass

If I am going to be pillaging and plundering, I’m going to need a sturdy blade, and I picked up a free one over at MTD Designs.  The Pirate Sabre comes in both male and female versions, and is resizable.  You can wear it on your right or left hand as need be …. heck, if you are in a serious battle, you can even hold one in each hand!  Since this is another prize for The Silk Road Hunt, you can be well equipped for your next adventure on the seven seas completely for free!

Anchors Away

I hope you find time to explore the hunt path along The Silk Road Hunt.  I’m off to sail across the horizon.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Keith
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hat:  Coveted Barbary Coast for Men Pirate Hat (free – part of the Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Eye Patch:  Coveted Barbary Coast for Men Eye Patch (free – part of the Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Sabre:  MTD Designs (free Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Sash and Pants:  Coveted Barbary Coast for Men (free – part of the Silk Road Hunt Prize – 0L)
Parrot:  TCOD Design The Parrot (hand and shoulder)
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  The Crow’s Nest

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Mayhem Achieved!

Mayhem Achieved

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I borrowed the pupster along with his tracking harness, and set off down the hunt trail of the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Legend has it that sirens were beautiful but dangerous creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their enchanting music and voices.  However, rather than crashing onto the rocky cliffs these creatures are said to inhabit, Ripley and I discovered a fantastic hunt gift.

Ready to Row

Even though we are experiencing warm summer temperatures in my part of the world, there are still those days when storms roll in, and a guy can definitely use a warm hoodie.  Well, Horr Menswear has your back covered (literally) with the Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants outfit, which is their free hunt prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Featuring a nautical design with two crossed oars, a deep purple and black color scheme, and side pockets in the pants, this outfit will keep you cozy during chilly practice sessions out on the water.  The free package includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is locate the sand dollar hidden in the shop.  There’s even a handy hint giver in the store if you get stumped.  The hunt continues until June 30th.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L (includes alpha layers for top, bottom and both combined)
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

I’m off to spend a few hours skimming across the water with my rowing team.  I’ll make sure we avoid any singing sirens!  Until next time, happy hunting…

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Sweatshirt and Pants:  Horr Menswear Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants (free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Not So Bad Bojan Sneakers
Pose:  Indigo Poses
Sim:  Luane’s World

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A Gown Fit For a Sexy Princess

Pure Elegance
Hello Fabulouses!  Recently Love shared a post about the uber-sexy free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group from Sexy Princess.  While I was in the shop scooping up the red mini dress for myself, Ripley pointed out another free gift – this gorgeous, white gown.  I couldn’t resist and am excited to tell you about it today.

Elegant and Sophisticated

From its halter style neckline to its sweeping hem, this dress will show off your curves beautifully.  The back swoops down to just below your shoulder blades, allowing your skin to be caressed by the summer breeze.  The fabric features realistic wrinkles at the waistline and a subtle sheen.  It’s both dressy enough for a formal night out, and also simple enough for an afternoon of shopping.  Best of all, it’s a free gift for members of the SL Frees and Offers Group, which is completely free to join.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I’m not sure how much longer this gift will be available, so if you like it as much as I do, I’d recommend a quick trip over to Sexy Princess to pick up a copy for yourself.  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 Soldier
Hair:  Truth Hair Bloom (available at Uber)
Gown:  Sexy Princess Halter Neck Gown (free gift for SL Frees & Offers Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Rayne and PetitChat
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Beware: Hungry Designer Zombie

It's Time for Breakfast!

Welcome to breakfast, Err I mean hello Fabulous Readers.  I have resurrected the old classic Stan to bring you another free outfit from the big sale over at Kauna.  As I mentioned in my last post, most of the store is set for sale at zero Linden dollars.  I picked up a spiffy suit there yesterday, and spied a free role play/future Halloween outfit that I just couldn’t resist.

I’m Hungry….. Feed Me

Mr. Attack Dog Scardey Cat began to look nervous as I put on the shredded suit, started trembling when I wore the creepy zombie skin, then took off for the hills with his tail tucked between his legs as soon as I wore the angry face attachment!  I can’t say I blame him, though.  With realistic stains on the ripped fabric, and the pasty, bloodstained complexion, I don’t think I would have hung around long either… Ripley snacks or no Ripley snacks!  The free package includes so many items – it’s an incredible bargain for the grand price of zero lindens!  It is designed for classic avatars, hence the switch to the old Stan, but it was well worth the change in appearance.

What’s Included:

  • gray blazer with a white shirt
  • gray blazer with a blue shirt
  • navy blazer with a white shirt (shown)
  • navy blazer with a blue shirt
  • trousers in both gray and navy
  • handkerchief (not shown)
  • socks
  • zombie brogues (shoes)
  • zombie skin
  • angry face attachment (not worn for picture)
  • resizer
  • alpha layer

If you haven’t checked out the huge sale over at Kauna, I’d highly recommend you head there ASAP.  It won’t last long!  As for me, I’m going to hang out here under this sign for awhile in hopes that someone will bring me food…….after all, it does say “Zombie Feeding Area.”  A guy can dream, right?

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Hair:  Truth Hair Liam (no longer available – sorry)
Eyes:  IKON Sunrise Eyes in Deep Brown
Outfit:  Kauna Designer Zombie Suit
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Shoot the Zombies
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A Sale Suits Me Just Fine

Oxford

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in with a limited time offer that our male readers may want to take advantage of.  Currently, just about everything at Kauna, except gachas, is set to sale for 0L……yes, you read that right – suits, shoes, accessories, just about everything for free!  As soon as I heard about it, I popped on over to the sim and set to work purchasing some terrific additions to my SL wardrobe.

Suit Up!

Every guy needs a “go to” suit and 2BN Casual is going to be mine.  Complete with a jacket, waistcoat, button down shirt, handkerchief, socks, and belted trousers, this outfit is perfect for business casual, as well as a night on the town with your significant other by your side.  With the shirt, you can select from open or closed collar and tucked or untucked.  The best part?  After picking up this complete outfit for free, I have plenty of Linden dollars left for an extravagant evening!  The package contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Although there wasn’t a fit specifically for the Belleza mesh body, I was able to wear the Slink suit just fine.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in Small and Medium (includes alpha layers for blazer jacket only, shirt, and trousers)
  • Slink (Small and Medium for Slink)
  • TMP

Sneakers Just Won’t Do

With these new fancy duds, my gym shoes simply weren’t going to cut it.  I looked and looked, but I had no formal footwear in my inventory.  Lucky for me, the black Oxfords in my photo were also completely free at Kauna.  With neatly tied laces and just the right amount of shine, these classics provided the ideal finishing touch.  The package included shoes that I think were designed for non mesh avatars, but by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza mesh body, they worked out perfectly.

I’m going to head back to Kauna and set what else I can snatch up before this sale comes to a close.  There’s still time left for you to head over to the shop and complete some transactions on your own, but HURRY!  This sale will continue only until the end of May.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Vango Alex
Suit:  Kauna 2BN Casual Suit (free for a short time – no group needed – 0L)
Shoes:  Kauna Oxfords (free for a short time – no group needed – 0L)
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Transylvania
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