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Finding a Pearl

Where Time is Never Planned

Hello Fabulouses!  When Ripley and I visited Soul2Soul Bay, he befriended this little pup with a nose for a good book.  I couldn’t resist posing near the cute fella and snapping a quick photo.  Isn’t he adorable?

Pearly White Lace

My cream colored halter top today is part of a free gift offered by SnB Fashion to members of the Teleport Hub group.  I love the delicate lace layered over a solid white, bustier-styled top.  The package also includes a lacey skirt, but since the pupster and I were wandering up and down the beach, I opted to slip on a pair of faded blue jeans instead of the dressier skirt.  The gift contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as mesh body versions of the outfit, so it’s quite versatile indeed.  The Teleport Hub group has a 10L join fee, but group membership makes you eligible for a plethora of gifts scattered around the grid, so your linden dollars are well-spent.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

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

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Exile Cool Girl

Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Medium Blue (50L on the Marketplace)

Top:  SnB Fashion Pearl Halter Top (part of Pearl Halter Top and Skirt gift for Teleport Hub Members – 0L/10L join fee)

Pants:  Blueberry Mia Jeans in Light Blue

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Soul2Soul Bay

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Creepy and Cute

Pru OOPSCreepy

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely one of those people who thinks of Halloween as being more of a season than a single day. I’m in a spooky festive mood already this year. I think these cute sweater dresses from OOPS are a fun way to ease into the season. They come together as a FREE group gift for all OOPS group members. I really like the off the shoulder style, however I think the term dress is relative in this case. My body shape would definitely not allow me to wear this sweater as a dress! The OOPS group has a one time join fee of 10 linden and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Mesh Sizes Included: Ebody, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), TMP

Pru 187187

Next up this three ring septum piercing is a FREE group gift from Boutique 187. I could wear this piercing every day, no matter if my outfit was dressy or casual. This group gift at Boutique 187 comes with a color change hud that lets you choose between 6 colors and you can change each ring separately. The Boutique 187 group has a one time join fee of 187 linden. Along with this piercing gift, there are several past gifts still available.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – #taketomiWEST – Aishwarya – The Hills

SkinEssences – Pale02

Head Applier – Essences – #04 Essences [ErinP02] – @Pocket Gacha

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

PiercingBoutique 187 – #187# VIP Gift BOX – Septum 3 Rings – FREE Group Gift/Group is 187L to Join

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Sweaters – ::OOPS:: Creepy Dresses – FREE Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join 

Rings -^^Swallow^^Aphrodite Bento Rings

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1*Pose by Signature Poses

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Early Morning Light

Desert Light
Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Weekend! Ripley and I have truly been enjoying the arrival of cooler temperatures in the desert. For the past two days, we’ve ventured out for long morning walks. The bright sunshine washed everything in our path with a clear, brilliant light, yet the air was still tempered by the early hour.  After many months of sweltering triple digits, we are savoring the arrival of more fall-like weather.

It May Be Cooler in the Mornings…

but it is still very warm in the afternoon, so long pants are not really an option for me in RL yet.  I was very happy to stumble across this cute Aurola outfit in the Desire shop on the Marketplace!  With a knotted crop top and sporty drawstring-style shorts, this casual combination was ideal for an early morning jaunt with the pupster.  Although I opted for a midnight hue with white piping, Aurola includes a full fat-pack, which offers 18 colors for the top, and 15 for the shorts, so if black isn’t your favorite, you have many other options available.  Best of all, you can scoop up this versatile top and shorts combo for only 5L!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s hoping you are enjoying some splendid, early autumn weather yourselves.  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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

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

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap/Fiona

Necklace:  Snow Bound Chained Choker Black (25L on the Marketplace – this is for men, but I was easily able to edit it to fit)

Top and Shorts:  Desire Aurola Outfit (5L on the Marketplace)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Classic

Canine:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd Adult Companion Rare (Old Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Primavera Pose Shop (no longer available – sorry)

Sim:  Mother Road

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Resting Witch Face

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Resting Witch Face

Hello hello Fab Free! Don’t worry, I’m not really gloomy. I just have “Resting Witch Face.” I’m sure some of you can relate to this. I’ve often been told I look upset or even angry when I am genuinely not. I just happen to look that way. So when I saw this FREE Subscriber gift tumbler from Astralia, I had to have it. Admittedly the rest of this look is inspired by the travel mug that cheekily reads “Resting Witch Face” with an arrow pointing up. To get your copy simply head over to Astralia and join their subscriber, then click the gift vendor and the cup will be sent to you.

The TRUTH

This hairstyle, much like Pru’s facial expression, is rather witchy if I do say so myself! These cropped curls are the September Group Gift for TRUTH VIP Group members. As with all the group gifts from TRUTH, this one is a fatpack. Additionally it has a stylist hud so you can change up the style of the hair. I went with this little side braid. I think I’ll be wearing it for a while. Currently the TRUTH VIP group is 350 linden to join.

Cubic Cherries

The top and the bindi Pru has on are both recent group gifts at Cubic Cherry. I think there was even another group gift sent out in the group notices today! I know there are several available at the store. Anyway, I digress, this top is really cute if you’re going for a casual goth look. It comes in a single mesh size (which I think is meant for TMP and could easily be unisex), and in 4 color variations, black & white (shown), black & red, white & black, and white & red. The top fits like a slouchy over-sized tee on my shape/body, which I’m totally okay with. The second gift is the triangular Norse bindi. I like bindis in general, but I think this one is very cool because it’s different from a lot of the ones I am used to seeing. This Cubic Cherry gift comes in black (shown), brass, gold, and silver. At this time the Cubic Cherry group is 66 linden to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH VIP – Athena – FREE Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join 

Skin – Essences – Nyx (Catwa & Omega) – Previously at Somber

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Bindi – [Cubic Cherry] {Norse} bindi – FREE Group Gift/Group is 66L to Join

Brows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA

Eye Makeup/Lipstick – ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set – Currently @anyBody

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Meredith :: MM17002 ::

T0p – [Cubic Cherry] {Eyn} tees (tmp exp.) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 66L to Join 

Tumbler – Astralia – Witch Latte gift! – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Signature Poses

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You Are Amazing

Amazing
Oh hello again! If you’re reading this, I want you to know that I think you’re amazing, just like it says on Pru’s shirt! Seriously, I appreciate each and every one of you. Speaking of amazing, this outfit I think qualifies as amazing also. The top and cargo pants are a current FREE group gift at NyDesign. With this gift you’ll get the pants and top in several mesh sizes, and a color/texture change hud that lets you pick from 3 color choices (maroon, navy blue, dark green) and the pants can be solid or a camouflage pattern. Additionally there are options for the metal bits on the belt and pockets. In my opinion the best part of the hud however is the option to choose to have the alpha texture that creates the cutout letters in the top be toward the back or toward the front. This helps to keep it from interfering with other alpha textures you might be wearing, such as the ones in most long hairstyles. The NyDesign group is FREE to join and there are several group gifts still available, including the one in my previous post “Bronze.”

Mesh Sizes Included:  Ebody, TMP, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Maitreya Lara

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair w/Hat – #taketomiWEST – Esha – Naturals

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears

Skin – Essences – Digby

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Top & Pants – [NyDesign]  You Are Amazing – HUD Driven – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Mayflower – FREE Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join *Still Available /Originally Shown Here

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by Signature Poses

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Taking Time to Watch the Leaves Turn

Just Breathe

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are back with another budget-friendly Fabulous Find that we discovered at the Petry Model store on the Marketplace.  This sweet, strappy dress includes a HUD with 12 textures for the bodice and 12 for the skirt.  I love the fact that you have so much flexibility to customize this frock!  Some of the options are more transparent than others.  I opted for an opaque white underskirt layered with sheer fabric, and paired it with a floral top.   The Tattooed Dress V48 has a price tag of just 20L.  With the variety of prints and solids to choose from, it’s like getting a box full of dresses!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope the rest of your weekend is rejuvenating and relaxing.  Now that Ripley and I have the yard work out of the way, we are planning to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching Mother Nature paint the landscape.  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 (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Isla

Necklace:  Cae Blooming Necklace

Dress:  Petry Model Tattooed Dress_V48 (20L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  The Mill

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Pretty as Ribbon Candy

Bright and Sweet Like Ribbon Candy

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  While shopping on the Marketplace at the Believe shop, Ripley and I discovered this bright and cheerful fitted dance top for only 10L, and I wanted to quickly share it with you before I head outside to tackle the dreaded y-a-r-d-w-o-r-k before it gets too hot.  Fortunately, the sky is overcast and the high temperature is expected to be only in the nineties … so I’d better take advantage of the respite from heat while I can!

Pastel Stripes

I just love the stripes of color on this cropped shirt!  The pattern reminds me of the ribbon candy my mother used to get during the holidays.  With a playful, asymmetrical hem line, slender shoulder straps and pastel colors, this little number is just so happy and fun!  The fitted mesh top comes in XS – M and L sizes, and includes an alpha layer for classic avatars.  By adjusting the alpha layer of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to get a perfect fit.  Although I bought it a couple of days ago, the shirt description says the price is only for 24 hours, so if you’d like to scoop up this bargain for yourself, I’d suggest doing so quickly.

The pupster and I are off to pull weeds and pick up seed pods – oh the ever-fun life of a blogger!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Necklace:  Cae Serena

Top:  Believe Dance Fitted Top – Lines (10L on the Marketplace)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is open to group access only)

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The Damsel in Denim

Walk With Me

Hello Fabulouses!  There is something about taking a long walk with a canine friend that just makes the stress melt away.  Although I don’t live in a rural area any more, and have to get my dose of country from SL, I still cherish walking with my faithful pal by my side.  I’m sure Ripley enjoys it just as much as I do since he is alone during the day with only the cats for company.

Perfect Attire for an Early Evening Stroll

My skinny jeans are the latest Fab Free group gift from Tiar.  With a snug, curve-hugging fit, realistic wrinkled texture near the knees, and rolled cuffs, these pants are just right for a casual outfit.  Although I love to dress up, I am most at home in faded, comfy denim, both in RL and in SL.  This free gift includes sizes for classic avatars, as well as mesh bodies.  To scoop this goody up for yourself, simply head on over to Tiar, then use the teleport board at the landing area to travel to the Midnight Mania area where the gifts section is located.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Dotted With Stars

The adorable side-knotted crop top I am sporting today is part of a package offered by No Cabide on the Marketplace for only 49L.  The Alessandra set contains a pair of denim shorts (not worn), my summery top, and a texture change HUD for the shirt with 15 various options, including both solids and prints.  I opted for a medium blue sprinkled with golden stars, which I felt coordinated well with the hue of my jeans.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Shorts and top in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for both
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

Ripley is ready and raring to go for a game of fetch-the-stick, so we’re going to have a little exercise session before we head on home.  I bet the cats will appreciate a tired pup who’s ready to nap all day tomorrow.  Sometimes that boy can get a little too rambunctious… 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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen

Jewelry:  Caroline’s Star Gold Necklace and Earrings Set (55L on the Marketplace)

Top:  No Cabide Alessandra Set (49L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  Tiar Skinny Jeans (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Tropic Isles

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
Hi Fab Free’rs! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was good, and I’m ready to take on this week. September has just barely started and already there are some awesome September group gifts available. Byrne, Empire, and 7 Deadly Skins all have gorgeous gifts out, and I am excited I have the opportunity to share them with you.

Byrne

I’ve said it before, and I will go on saying it, I am always impressed by the textures used in the Byrne clothing items. This lovely dress is the FREE September group gift from Byrne. The blue and white star pattern reminds me of kaleidoscopes and stained glass windows. The Byrne Style group is FREE to join. There’s also a group gift for the guys in the notices.

Mesh Sizes Included: Belleza, Maitreya, Slink

7 Deadly Skins

This pretty face is the September group gift at 7 Deadly Skins. The skin is named Cicely and with it you get 2 Omega appliers that work for Omega compatible mesh heads and bodies. One has brows, and the other does not. Also included is a Cicely shape, and a brow shape meant for lelutka heads. The 7 Deadly Skins group is currently 225 linden to join.

Empire

These adorable shoes are the September group gift at Empire. The shoes include a detailed color change hud that lets you change individual parts of the shoe, as well as the metal parts. There are 20 color options for the main parts of the shoes, 3 metal options, and 8 options for the bottom of the sole. The Empire group is 500 linden to join. There are also several previous group gifts still available.

Shoe Sizes Included: Maitreya, Slink, Belleza

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairMagika [03] You

Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – CICELY – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join 

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Dress – (BYRNE) Stars Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Mayflower – FREE Group Gift/Group is 500L to Join 

Hands/Body/FeetMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Indigo

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So Long to Summer

So Long to Summer

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I enjoyed our extra day off today, and spent quite a bit of time just meandering around the grid. When I was a girl growing up, I had bittersweet feelings about Labor Day.  I relished the three day weekend, but was always sad to see the end of summer.  Now that I live in the desert, the thought of summer heat departing is something I look forward to.  Isn’t it funny how our perspective changes with the passing of time?

Falling Leaves and Long Sleeves

My laced crop top is perfect for those warm early fall days that end with a slight chill as the sun sets.  Loose fitting long sleeves, which are easy to roll up if need be, will keep my arms warm, while the short hem will allow my tummy to soak up some sun.  I really like the criss-crossed straps that weave through large, brass-colored eyelets.    The asymmetrical shoulders add a touch of whimsy to the black pullover, which is the free September gift for members of the Rir Life Design group.  Although there is a teensy 10L join fee, this adorable top is well worth it!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, it’s back to the grindstone for me tomorrow, and back to his guard dog duties for the pupster.  At least it is only a four-day work week.  🙂  Until my next post, happy shopping to you!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Top:  Rir Life Design Shirt With Strings (September Group Gift for members of Rir Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim:  Small Town Green

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