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A Place to Hideaway

Dust Bunny

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is going well.  It’s super hot here in RL and I’m trying to stay cool in SL.  I found this lovely hide away on the Small Town Green sim.  It’s a sweet little spot where I have been curled up listening to some old LP’s while Ripley is frolicking outside with some friends.  Now THIS is the way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I Must Have Flowers, Always and Always

This pretty little Ellie top from Safira that I’m wearing features vibrant blossoms splashed across a solid background.  I went with a black color scheme, but with the included texture change HUD, I could have chosen 29 other backgrounds for a floral print or 30 solid hues as well.  Talk about flexibility!  It’s kind of hard to see due to the position of my hand and braid, but this crop top has the cutest little knot in the hemline, just to the left of center.  While the neck and back are fairly high, the sides do dip quite low, so you might want to wear a jacket or opt for a hairstyle that provides side coverage.  To add this little number to your inventory, you’ll need to be a member of the Safira Store group.  There is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but this allows you the opportunity to gather a number of group gifts for free, so it’s well worth the cost, in my opinion.  I counted 64 past gifts, plus 3 current gifts on display upstairs, as well as 5 lucky boards.  That’s a whole lotta wardrobe additions that you can pick up for free!

What’s Included:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy (no alpha layer)
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Hair:  Magika Nina
Necklace and Earrings:  Cae Jewelry Harper Set
Top:  Safira Ellie Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris
Flip Flops:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Pose:  ~BAZAR~ Woodland Poufe (on sim)
Sim:  Small Town Green
Song:  (A Place to) Hideaway by The Carpenters

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Of Gifts and Goals

Snowy Woods

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I decided to go for a long walk today and think about 2018.  I like to do that as the year ends and decide what to keep and what to improve.  The arrival of the new year brings a fresh, clean start, and I’m determined to set some realistic goals for myself – goals that I can stick to.  As we meandered through the winter wonderland scenes at Lemon Beach, I began by listing what went well in the past year.  For starters, finding budget friendly fashions and sharing them with our favorite readers is going right at the top of the “Keep on Trucking” list.

I Sense a Gift (or Two)

Earlier in the day, Rip and I made a visit to the Sense Event.  This monthly happening showcases new releases in a variety of categories from menswear to furniture to home and garden to kids’ items to women’s wear.  Each round opens on the 18th of the month.  We arrived and landed in front of a Christmas tree surrounded by free gifts.  Many of them are for the ladies, but I happily discovered two for the gentlemen.  The free gift box from Alter contains a deep crimson button down shirt, classic black trousers and even shoes.  The Owen top features rolled back cuffs, a subtle vertical stripe pattern, realistic folds and several buttons undone.  The solid black trousers fit well and coordinate perfectly with the top.  To complete the look, the generous designer also tucked a pair of oxfords inside the package as well.  The best part about this gift is that it includes standard mesh for classic avatars as well as styles for popular mesh bodies – all for free!  You just need to be a member of the Sense Event group, but it’s completely free to join.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XS, S, M, L and XL (includes separate alpha layers)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Setting Some Goals

Now that we’ve  examined what went well, it’s time to think of a few things to work on.  I know for sure Kat has some ideas for chores around the house, but I reckon there’s room on the “To Do” list for some quiet moments fishing with man’s best friend.  Isn’t that right, Rip?  Rip?! Now where did he get off to?  Ugh.  That dog can hear the rattle of a box of Ripley Snacks more than a country mile away.  Seems like he just might not be man’s best friend after all.  I guess I’d better head home and get to work repainting the trim around the doors and attacking that “Honey Do” list.  There will be plenty of time for fishing down the road (I hope).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Alter Owen (free gift for members of the Sense Event group at The Sense Event – 0L/0L to join)
Necklace:  Amias April Gift  (free for members of the Amias group first blogged here – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty’s
Sim:  Lemon Beach

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Misty Summer Morn

Misty Summer Morn

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are pausing during our walk on this misty morning to tell you about a gorgeous dress that I picked it up as a free group gift over at Patty CK Fashion.  It features lacy white fabric accented with bands of geometric patterns in bright, jewel tones.  I just love the contrast between light and dark colors in this frock!  Dora’s off the shoulder design makes it terrific for summer, and maxi dresses are absolutely my favorite go to’s (even in RL).  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Teleport Hub Group, which has a 10L join fee, but as I’ve said before, this is one group that is well worth the investment, because it offers members free gifts across the grid.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

We are off to explore the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Devin’s Eye sim.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier
Hair:  Truth Hair Jamie
Dress:  Patty C.K. Fashion Dora dress (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Necklace:  La Forgia Jewels Primula Necklace (10L on the Marketplace)
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Devin’s Eye

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Escape to the Beach

I Need an Escape to the Beach

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a free summery outfit that Ripley and I discovered on one of our jaunts around the grid.  With its eye-catching floral print scattered across an ebony background, gold fasteners, and sexy open sided skirt, Ayla Black is perfect for warmer weather or a beach get away.  The bikini style top features a halter neckline and dangling strings in the back that are just so cute.  You can pick up a copy for your self at Anny’s Fashion as a free group gift for members of The Shopping District group, which is completely free to join.  The package contains a variety of mesh body styles, and although I did not see specific sizes for classic bodies, alpha layers for the top and bottom are also included, so it *might* work for non-mesh avatars as well, but I’m not sure about that.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  •  Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • eBody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

Here’s wishing you a fabulous weekend.  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 Makena

Outfit:  Anny’s Fashion Ayla Top and Skirt Black Pattern (free gift for members of The Shopping District group – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Lauren Bentham’s [We’re Closed] Small Crate Cream (on sim)

Sim:  Baja Sands
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Replenishing Pixie Powers

Reindeer Princess

Hello Fabulouses!  As Ripley and I were out wandering the grid, my canine pal froze, pricked up his ears, tilted his head, then took off running.  Barely managing to keep him in my field of vision, I trailed behind, wondering what in the world had gotten into the pupster this time.  Out of breath, I finally caught up to Rip at the Pennycat sim, where I found him offering a comforting paw to a downcast pixie.  She and the other magical creatures on the sim explained that the Great Pixie of Winter had been weakened in a battle with the Demon of the Sun.  By collecting snowflakes and returning them to the Pixie of Night Snow, we could help the Great Pixie of Winter to recover all three of her powers.  It seemed a simple enough task, and with the promise of some lovely hunt prizes, Ripley and I set to work collecting snowflakes for the Pixies of Snow Hunt.  In just a short amount of time, we were victorious in our mission, and gathered our hunt prizes.  Two of them are featured in tonight’s post.

Reindeer Princess

My gorgeous crimson and white gown set the theme for the outfit I put together for my photo today.  The Aurora Princess Dress is a free gift from Shanti for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop group.  This stunning strapless dress features a red bodice with contrasting white stitching, and a full paneled, floor length skirt.  In the chilly early winter air, I was grateful for the coordinating wrap draped around my shoulders.   The gift box includes mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL and an alpha layer for classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport to the shop, activate the group tag (50L join fee) and click the vendor.  The generous designer set out other gifts out for group members, too.

Myster Owl

A “Crown” Atop My Head and a New Found Friend

The free prize box from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions awarded at the conclusion of the Pixies of Snow Hunt contained two fun accessories to complete my outfit.  Sitting atop my head, the free Winter Stag Antlers added a touch of whimsy and holiday spirit to my otherwise formal attire.  The pale gray color scheme worked well with the winter white sections of my gown.  Every princess needs a trusted advisor or two, and Mr. Wyse, my free shoulder pet (also from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions)  fit the bill perfectly.  He is just so cute, and is already fast friends with Ripley.  The best part in Ripley’s opinion…. he doesn’t care to munch on Ripley snacks!

More Boxes to Unpack…

I still have more packages to open and hunt prizes to sort through.  It almost looks like Christmas came early to my little homestead.  I think there’s a very good chance Ripley and I will be back soon with another Pixie gift or two.  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 Tessa

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Hair

Antlers:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Shoulder Owl:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Dress:  Shanti Aurora Princess Dress (free gift for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop Group – 0L/50L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Baja Norte

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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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