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A Vixen in Crimson

Lady in Red
Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Ripley and I wrapped our Sunday up by taking a stroll on the Anneliese sim.  It was a relaxing way to close out the break from the work week.

Lady in Red

My adorable red dress with a slightly flared hemline is a free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from Snowpaws. With a vibrant red hue and a coordinating red silk choker, the Soma Ruffle Dress had me feeling bright and cheerful.   From its plunging neckline, to its carefree asymmetrical skirt, this silk frock is perfect for a date night, or just feeling extra special.  It comes in five sizes – XXS, XS, S, M, and L, and the box contains an alpha layer for classic avatars.  The small size was just right for my Maitreya Lara mesh body.  Best of all, you can pick up this crimson beauty completely for free! Simply activate your Fab Free Group tag and teleport over to Snowpaws.  With one quick click, you can add Soma to your inventory.

Budget Friendly Bento Tresses

I discovered my sleek, center-parted Ellie hair style on the Marketplace for only 1 Linden dollar at the Vallani shop.  It comes complete with a tint and style HUD, which contains 9 style options and 30 color variations, which offers a great deal of flexibility.  The hair has fitted and Bento animated versions.   The Bento style is in the experimental stage, but it comes with a quick lock option, so you can stop the movement of your tresses quite easily.  I ended up using this handy HUD to keep my hair still.  I really like the slight wave at the ends of the style.  For just one little Linden Dollar, you can add a lovely, versatile new ‘do to your collection.

Tomorrow, it’s back to the grindstone for me, and back to guarding the house for the pupster.  Oh, how I long for our carefree summer days to return!  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 Milu

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Hair:  Vallani Ellie Hair Gift [Bento Animated] (1L on the Marketplace)

Necklace and Dress:  Snowpaws Soma Ruffle Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Canine:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  an lar [poses]  The Kellie Series

Sim:  Anneliese

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Gorgeous in Gingham

Gorgeous in Gingham

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to showcase a Vintage Gacha Fair gift today. When we arrived, we were quite pleasantly surprised to discover that a number of talented designers are featuring free gifts at their booths at the fair.  My top today is courtesy of Belle Epoque.  Featuring a vintage pink gingham fabric, trimmed with lace edging, this tank-style cropped top is a summer time classic.  I chose to pair it with denim shorts, but the generous designer is also offering coordinating pink shorts as a gift for shoppers at the fair.  The delicate shade of pink is soft and feminine, ideal for this vintage shirt.  It comes in one mesh version, which fit my Maitreya Lara body perfectly.  The Vintage Gacha Fair runs until August 13th, so you have plenty of time to mosey on over to the Path of Destiny sim to scoop up some free goodies for yourself.    Most of the stalls have white boxes set out, which contain a free present for you.  It’s well worth the visit!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen Mesh Hair (past Fifty Linden Friday offer)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Top:  Belle Epoque {VGF Top} (free gift at the Vintage Gacha Fair – event ends August 13th)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Tranquility Dreams

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Follow Your Butterflies

Follow Your Butterflies

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  After a long first week back to work in RL, it sure was nice to have a quiet moment with the pupster on the front porch.  When a butterfly alighted on my outstretched hand, that moment became pure magic, but I should have expected that since I was standing in Luane’s World – a romantic, magical sim.

The Dress

My frock today is the latest free gift from Mooh! for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  The Strapless Spring Dress features a soft lavender bodice, and a white skirt adorned with an elegant purple and lavender butterfly.  It was perfect for a late summer morning exploring with Ripley.  I love the delicate double strap detail at the neckline, which is echoed on the deeply plunging back.  With mesh and fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh body types, this outfit will fit almost any avatar.  Best of all, the Fab Free group is completely free to join, so you can scoop up this little number for a song!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

The Necklace

My Mesh Whimsical Butterfly Necklace from ~{Sasha Lee}~ is part of a set that I picked up on the Marketplace for only 49L.  It features a long, silver chain, and a silver butterfly with a diamond studded body, and opalescent jewels embedded in its wings.  Matching earrings complete the set, but I chose not to wear them for my photo.  It seemed like it was almost made to go with my lovely new dress!

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 Tessa (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Moles and Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Dress:  Mooh! Strapless Spring Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  ~{Sasha Lee}~ Whimsical Butterfly Necklace (49L on the Marketplace)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Butterfly:  Luane’s World Butterfly on Hand pose (I am not using the pose, just the butterfly)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Luane’s World

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Spread Your Wings and Let the Fairy in You Fly

Spread Your Wings...

Hello Fabulouses!  Ethereal, enchanted, exotic…….all describe my appearance today – thanks to the latest Fab Free group gift from Rowena’s Designs.  If you are in the mood for something mythical and out of the ordinary, Ripley and I have a Fabulous Find that is right up your alley. Best of all, since the Fab Free Group’s join fee is 0L, this outfit can be yours completely for free.

A Little Magic Can Take You a Long Way

Rowena Designs’ free, magical Fairy Dress comes complete with gossamer, translucent wings and a color change HUD.  I opted for lavender, so I could coordinate with the delicate butterfly which alighted on my hand, but I could have just as easily selected red, green, pink or blue. One thing I love about the HUD is it allows you to color the top, skirt, and wings separately, so you can mix and match textures for a myriad of combinations.  With sizes for classic avatars as well as mesh bodies, this gift is sure to fit almost everyone.  It’s perfect for role play, or just a fun, fantasy look to change things up.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (I did not see an alpha layer in the package)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Here’s hoping your weekend is filled with magical fun.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free July group gift for Truth VIP members first blogged HERE – oL/350L join fee)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Outfit (wings, top and skirt): Rowena’s Designs Fairy Dress (free gift for Fab Free Group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose (includes butterfly): Luane’s World Believe in Magic

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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It’s Time for a Knotical Weekend Getaway

Knotical

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Friday!  I have a cute, casual outfit to share with you today.  One of the items is a Fifty Linden Friday offer, so if you want to pick it up for yourself, I’d suggest heading to the shop as soon as possible.

Feeling so Knotical

As soon as I saw the jaunty navy and white striped crop top from Valentina E., I knew it was destined for my inventory.  It has an adorable little twist in the bodice section that I had not seen before in a top.  Since it is a Fifty Linden Friday special offer, I only spent 50L for this cute little number.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body, so it fit my avatar perfectly!  Since Ripley and I had plans to visit the beach at Maison de L’amitie, the nautical stripes echoed the sea-side theme of our day.

The Weekend’s In Sight

After a crazy busy week in RL for me, I’m really looking forward to a couple of days off.  My “Weekend” mini shorts from Kitchen Sink are aptly named!  Featuring a frayed denim edge, beautifully detailed stitching, and a curve hugging fit, these shorts complemented the dark navy stripes in my top.  The best part of all was these shorts are available at the KS shop on the Marketplace for only 10L – happy dance time!  The package includes Maitreya and Omega appliers, plus a clothing layer option for classic avatars.

I hope you all enjoy some relaxing moments during the upcoming weekend.  I know not much will make me budge from this cozy hanging lounge chair – except for getting up to feed my favorite canine companion, that is.  Calm down Ripley, I won’t forget to serve your dinner. 🙂 Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store Gacha)

Necklace:  Yummy Jewelry and Accessories Shining Crystal Necklace

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Valentina E. Knotical Top FLF Navy (50L for Fifty Linden Friday)

Shorts:  Kitchen Sink Weekend Shorts (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Crete Hammock Chair (at the Maison de L’amitie sim)

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Happy Birthday, AnaLee!

Gypsy Girl

Hello Fabulouses!  I’ve been so busy with preparing for my return to work in RL that I almost missed this Fabulous Find.  Thank goodness the pupster was paying attention to the group notices popping up on my screen! When I saw the group gift at Lamu, I was so excited to discover that it contained a complete outfit from head to toe.

Gypsy Soul

AnaLee Balut, the talented designer at ALB Dream Fashion, is celebrating her birthday month by sharing a special, free treat with members of the Lamu Group – a gorgeous frock with a decidedly bohemian vibe.  The Nur Dress features a halter-style top, which leaves your midriff bare above a a flowing maxi skirt.  The soft colors and decorative motif lend the outfit a romantic appeal.  I love the added detail of the ties which wrap around the waist!  This gift includes the emerald armlets, rose-gold bangles, and high heels in my picture, as well as a green diamond necklace, a hat, glittering glasses, and a flexi attachment for the skirt, which I opted not to wear for my photo shoot.  I was quite pleased with the carefree, gypsy feel of my finished look.  Best of all, the Lamu Group is completely free to join!  Happy Birthday to you, AnaLee!  Thank you for such a lovely gift!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Insol Candy

Hair:  Truth Hair Fire

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Complete Outfit (includes jewelry and shoes):  ALB Dream Fashion AnaLee Balut NUR Gown (free group gift for Lamu Group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Luane’s Magical World

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True Blue

True Blue

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are here with a quick post to share another of our hunt finds with you from the Around the Grid Hunt.  This hunt runs until September 30th, and hunt gifts cost 1L if you search for the small hunt object concealed in the shop, or 25L if you purchase the prizes from the hunt sign in the store.  The small hot air balloon-shaped hunt object at Gidget’s Style contained my lovely blue and gold sleeveless frock.  With an all-over floral print and an asymmetrical hemline, the Nina Mesh Dress is ideal for the long summer days of July and August.  Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, by adjusting my alpha layer, I was able to get a perfect fit.  I could feature wearing this dress in RL as well as in SL!

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • X
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer – I know Ripley and I are cherishing the time we have to wander carefree through the grid.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Mimi

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Dress:  Gidget’s Style Nina Mesh Dress (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Box of Rain

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (I picked these up at Collabor88)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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Easy Silence

Easy Silence

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  Ripey and I are enjoying the easy silence at Borneo Isle while we tell you about two free group gifts to get your weekend off to a fantastic start.  I think you’ll love both of them as much as I do.

Free Tresses

My loosely braided locks, called Tori, are the latest free group gift from Truth Hair for VIP members.  With a full fatpack of all colors, plus a stylist HUD, you have so many options to choose from.  Featuring long, side-swept bangs that frame each side of your face, this soft, casual hairstyle is ideal for a day of relaxing by the shore.   Although the Truth VIP group has a 350L join fee, Truth Hawks generously gifts members with a full fat-pack of a hairstyle each month.  In addition, the group chat is quite active and friendly, and I’ve picked up a number of tips and pointers.   I really look forward to reading the chat messages each day.

Casual Summer Stylin’

At Rowena’s Designs, I scooped up this adorable Angie crop top and belted shorts outfit, which is a free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group.  With a floral print, spaghetti style straps, and a loosely flowing hemline, this top is sure to be a summer staple in my wardrobe from now on.  I opted for a charcoal print and black shorts, but the gift includes a color change HUD for both the top and shorts with 6 hues ranging from green, red, blue, purple, and brown as well as the black.  The shorts feature a buckled strap on the sides and a tantalizing glimpse of skin.  The snug fit of the shorts contrasts beautifully with the ruffled top.  The MGSN Group has no join fee, so you can add this cute set to your inventory completely for free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free group gift for Truth Hair VIP Group 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Circle Drop Necklace

Top and Shorts:  Rowena’s Designs Angie Crop Top and Shorts (free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (available at Collabor88)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Borneo Isle

Tune:  Easy Silence by the Dixie Chicks

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Carefree Summer Stroll

Wandering Around the Grid

Happy Mid-Week, Fabulouses!  It was time for another walk down a country lane for the pupster and I.  Today, we have a fabulous 1L hunt gift to share with you from the Around the Grid hunt, and I hope you like this complete outfit as much as I do!

Summer Freedom

Rip and I have just a small amount of summer freedom left to enjoy, so it’s kind of ironic that the outfit we bring you today is called “Liberata.”  It features a criss-cross strapped crop top and sleek capris.  The black fabric has a gorgeous sheen and realistic folded texture.  One of the things I love about gifts from Brii Underground is that they are generally complete outfits, and Liberata is no exception.  My bracelets, top, pants, and wedges are all included in the prize package, as well as sunglasses, a necklace, and a makeup layer for Catwa Jessica, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  Right out of the box, you get a full outfit that will set you up from head to toe for just one little Linden dollar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for top and pants for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store gacha – 50L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Drop Circle Necklace

Outfit (includes shoes and bracelets):  Brii Underground Liberata (hunt prize for Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  White Dunes Estate

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A Road Trip Around the Grid

Puppy Trio

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I set off Around the Grid, and while visiting the Facepalm Clothing Company, scooped up a lacy top and short set (called Road Trip) for just one little Linden dollar over the weekend.  I really like the way Road Trip’s wrap-style tunic has an asymmetrical hemline, which is very short in the front, but long and flowing in the back.  The airy fabric keeps you well covered in strategic places, yet allows for a subtle peek at your midsection.  The hunt gift also includes a faded pair of denim shorts that hugged the curves of my Maitreya Lara mesh body perfectly.  If you don’t feel like searching for the smaller hot air balloon hunt object, you can purchase the prize for 25L by locating the Around the Grid Hunt display, and clicking the larger hot air balloon located next to the sign.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

Clearance Sale Tresses – Oh Yes!

When we needed a break from all that searching around along the hunt trail, Ripley and I visited Elikatira, and happily discovered the shop is in the midst of a Clearance Sale.  After doing a little happy dance, I discovered the ideal boho hairstyle to complete my Road Trip outfit.  Eden is a long, straight, center parted ‘do with a headband, that fit just the look I had in mind.  Included in the package is a daisy add on for the headband, which I felt echoed the creamy hue of my top perfectly.  For just 72L per pack, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of color varieties (and a few other hairstyles as well).  I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so if you are interested in some high quality hairstyles at very budget-friendly prices, I’d recommend heading over to Elikatira as soon as possible.

Savoring the Last Few Days of Freedom

Ripley and I are enjoying our last few days of summer freedom.  All too soon, it will be back to the grindstone for me, and long days of silence, interrupted by some barking at the cats for Ripley when I head back to my job.  I hope no matter what you are doing in real life, you are able to work in some “you time.”  Until my next post, happy shopping (and hunting!).

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Elikatira Eden [includes daisy headband add on] 72L at Elikatira’s Clearance Sale (get ASAP)

Eyes:  IKON Lucid Eyes in Machine

Necklace:  EarthStones Tumbled Stones Necklace – Sand and Surf

Top and Shorts:  Facepalm Clothing Company Road Trip (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  ILLI Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Glamour Poses (Pose Female 05 – includes puppies – 35L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Hobbiton

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