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Out For a Saturday Stroll

Saturday Stroll

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  One of the things Ripley and I love the most about the weekends is the lazy start to our day.  Having the time to leisurely sip my coffee, laze around in my PJs for a bit, and not have to rush out the door is such a wonderful treat!  There’s even time for an extended walk with my pal.  Now this is the way I like it!

We’re Off to Santa Fe…

Well, not really, but while out on our stroll around the grid, the pupster and I decided to visit Graffitiwear, and discovered this carefree Santa Fe Lace Dress, which is the free 5000 member group gift.  Since the group costs just 5L to join, and also opens up the members-only Midnight Mania and Lucky Boards, it was a budget-friendly decision to join.  My new, casual frock features long sleeves, a plunging neckline, and an asymmetrical hem.  The package also includes a texture change HUD with nine options.  It was hard to choose just one for my photo because I really liked them all!  The intricate lace forms vertical stripes that are just so detailed and pretty.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Fine
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Venus

Here’s hoping you find some relaxing time for yourself over the weekend.  You deserve it! 🙂  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier: YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Venice Beach Boho (short)

Dress:  Graffitiwear Santa Fe Lace (free gift for members of the Graffitiwear group – 0L/5L to join)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  The Little Branch Home and Garden Decor

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Crossing That Bridge

Crossing That Bridge
Happy Thursday, Fabulouses!  Thank goodness, it’s almost the weekend 🙂  It’s been a bit chilly where Ripley and I are in RL, and that has me longing for spring.  I found the perfect warmer-weather mini dress as a free group gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends Group.  When I saw the cerulean and white floral print, I knew it was just the thing to chase my winter blues away, so I immediately tapped the vendor and added Camila to my collection.

Crossing the Bridge from Winter to Spring

Well, I’ll be decked out in style and ready for that bridge if I ever *do* find it, thanks to TRS Deisgns!  With versions for mesh bodies, as well as classic avatars tucked inside the package, this cheerful little number is a versatile addition to your SL wardrobe.  I love the way it hugs my curves in all the right places.  The skinny spaghetti straps allow your shoulders to soak up some sun and a sexy slit in the side provides freedom of movement as well as a tantalizing glimpse of skin.  I opted to add a cropped denim jacket, but as the day warms up, I’m sure I will slip it off.  Since the Mesh Body Friends group is free to join, I was able to pick up this outfit with plenty of Linden dollars leftover for Ripley snacks, which made a certain someone wag his tail with delight!  The generous designer has a wall full of eleven other group gifts, so if you decide to scoop up a copy of this frock for yourself, be sure to check out all the offers.

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  *YS&YS* Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Pr!tty Endless (no longer available – sorry)

Jacket:  *Paintbox Designs* Harmony Denim Jacket in Winter White (50L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  TRS Designs Camila Dress (free gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends Group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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A Little Extra Frill

Lacy Sweater
Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are sure happy to be back in Second Life, and we’re also super excited to share our latest Fabulous Find with you.  We discovered this lovely Sweater With Lace Frills as a free group gift upstairs at Sweet E’sDesigns.  With its long sleeves and cozy knit, this soft green dress is sure to keep you toasty warm on mid-winter mornings.  What I really love about this frock is the lace trim on the cuffs and hemline, which adds a decorative, feminine touch that I thought was just so pretty!  Since I was blessed with a sunny day, I chose to wear the outfit with bare legs, but I am sure it would look just as beautiful with a coordinating pair of leggings.  The free gift package for members of the Sweet E’s group (free to join) includes fit mesh for classic avatars, as well as versions for mesh bodies.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Separate alpha layers for dress and lace
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Are You Feeling Lucky?

While I explored the shop, Ripley laid down in front of the four lucky chairs located at the top of the stairs.  I’m thankful he did, because after a short time, he ran over to me, grabbed my hand, and gently led me over the a chair with a wild card ? on it.  I came away with a 100L Sweet E’s gift card in addition to my lovely new dress.  So, I’d suggest keeping an eye on local chat to see if your special letter pops up, too.  I can’t wait to put my gift card to good use!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  *YS&YS* Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Truth Hair Ice

Dress:  Sweet E’s Sweater with Lace Frills (free gift for members of Sweet E’s Designs Group – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Canine Companion JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (in store gacha sale – 50L)

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  The Little Branch

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I’m in the Mood for Blueberries and Cherry Blossoms

Fox in the Snow

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to share a free group gift and another budget-friendly hunt prize with you.  They pair together well to create a simple, casual, and very comfortable outfit.

Adorned With Twin Bows

First, my adorable long sleeved top from Blueberry features a pair of texture change laces that add a whimsical touch.  You can opt to coordinate them with one of the 35 color choices for the top, or select a contrasting option.  You can even adjust the metal of the eyelets, too.  With so many hues available, this top is sure to become a wardrobe favorite of mine!  To pick up this free group gift for yourself, all you need to do is head over to the shop, activate the Blueberry Store Group tag (20L join fee) and tap the vendor.  With other gifts available for members, your 20L investment will be well worth while.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Cozy Leggings

A prize in the Dear Santa Hunt, I picked up my crimson leggings at Cherry’s Blossom for just one Linden dollar.  They hugged my every curve and fit my Maitreya mesh body beautifully.  An all-over muted pattern provided visual interest, and the fabric had a slight sheen to it.  I could see wearing these under a sweater dress for extra warmth on a winter day.  To add the Cozy Leggings to your inventory, search the shop until you locate the hunt object, which is a letter to Santa.  After that, it’s just a matter of paying the teensy fee, and then scurrying home to open up the box.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Slink

I hope your work week is off to a good start.  I don’t know about you, but I am counting the days until my holiday break.  I’m looking forward to having some extra time to spend relaxing with my family, and of course, looking for more Fabulous Finds to share with you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin and YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Magika Out of Breath

Hooded Coat:  Aphorism Winter Coat White

Necklace:  Pastoral Candy Cane Choker (20L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Blueberry December Gift Laced Tops (free gift for members of the Blueberry Store Group – 0L/20L to join)

Leggings:  Cherry’s Blossom Cozy Leggings (prize for the Dear Santa Hunt – 1L)

Boots:  [SAKIDE] Mistletoe Uggs (no longer available – sorry but they do have similar cute ones here on The Marketplace for only 50L)

Animal Friends:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd and Arctic Fox (separate gacha prizes)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  North

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Skate Like Nobody’s Watching

Poised

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Monday!  After Ripley and I left the La Vie sim yesterday, we decided to try our luck on the Peace On Earth Hunt, and made our way over to the OMG! Inc. store.  There, the pupster’s talented nose discovered the hidden snowflake which contained the free Skater Dress I’m wearing in my picture.  This fun and flirty outfit inspired a trip to an ice covered pond at Moonchuck Winter Wonderland for a late afternoon glide across the frozen water.  With sizes for classic as well as popular mesh avatars, you’re sure to find a fit for you!  The prize package includes a texture change HUD with 5 options to choose from.  I love the way the knotted top offers a sexy peek at my mid section.  With the generously flared skirt, your avatar will have plenty of freedom for your finest figure skating moves!  Best of all, you can pick up a copy for yourself for just a small investment of time.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin and YourShape Karla

Hair:  Exile Memory Bliss

Dress:  OMG! Inc. Knotted Skater Dress (free prize for Peace On Earth Hunt – 0L)

Skates:  V Style   Skha V.3 White Skates (30L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Frozen Ice Skates Pose 3

Sim:  Moonchuck Winter Wonderland

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Bright Northern Light

Winter's Light

Hello there Fabulouses!  As Ripley and I explored the La Vie sim, we met two sweet new Saint Bernard friends.  As you can see, Gus carries a rescue kit around his neck, so he and Gloria are prepared at any moment to join an SL Search and Rescue team when their services are required.  On this bright and sunny Sunday, it didn’t look like that would be necessary, so they posed with me for a photo op.  Aren’t they just adorable?

Ready to Be Santa’s Helper

My entire outfit today, from my antlers to the tip of my toes is composed of free gifts from *Coco* Designs.  As soon as I saw the Reindeer Headdress, I couldn’t wait to try it on.  What a fun way to get into the holiday spirit!  My over-sized knit sweater features a cozy turtle neck and long, generous sleeves.  I liked how it tucked into the front waistband of my cheery leggings.  With a red and white Nordic-style pattern, these pants coordinated beautifully with my crimson top and slouchy socks.  Through Linden magic, I was able to traipse around all day in just my stockings, and my feet never felt a smidgen of melted snow … pretty amazing, am I right? 😉  To scoop up this look for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, activate the *Coco* Update Group tag (it’s completely free to join) and tap the vendors.  Easy peasy!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink
  • Maitreya

As soon as I pop our wish lists in the mailbox for Old Saint Nick, the pupster and I will bid farewell to our new pals, and continue exploring this lovely sim.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin and YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store January Mesh Hair

Antlers/Ears:  *Coco* Designs Reindeer Headdress (free group gift for *Coc0* Update Group – 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  *Coco* Designs Gift Over-sized Sweater, Knit Leggings and Slouchy Socks (free group gift for *Coc0* Update Group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  La Vie

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley, his pals and I are all waiting (a bit impatiently) for this bakery to open.  While we were out walking on the Oh Deer sim, we spied these tasty treats through the display window.  After a long, hard week at work, a girl and her pup deserve a sweet treat, don’t you think? 😉

Dear Santa…

The pup and I had built up an appetite as we made our along the Dear Santa Hunt trail.  It was well worth it because I scooped up this Ruffled Crop Top and Mini Skirt from Magnolia Designs for just one Linden dollar.  The lace trim along the edge adds the prettiest feminine touch, and I love the cheerful red and white print!  A pair of cute Mary Jane heels with knee high white stockings, complete with a bow and jingle bell are also tucked in the box, but are not showing in this shot.  The Dear Santa Hunt features two hunt prims at each store – one costs 25L and the other 1L, so if you are short on time, you can just pay the 25L fee and pick up the outfit immediately.  If you’re like me, and you are saving your Linden dollars for holiday gifts (yes, pal, that includes Ripley Snacks), you can invest some time and locate the 1L prim.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Houglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I Hear Keys Jingling!

Yay!  Here comes the baker now…….  After we gobble down some goodies err…pick up some delicious bakery items, Ripley and I will head out to locate another Fabulous Find to share with you.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley) 

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin & YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store January Mesh Hair

Outfit:  Magnolia Designs Ruffled Crop and Mini Skit (Prize for Dear Santa Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Oh Deer

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A Dust of Snow

A Dust of Snow

 

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As a light dusting of snow sprinkled down from the sky, Ripley and I traveled to the North sim for a late afternoon stroll.  The only sounds that broke the winter silence were the crunch of our footsteps and the faint rustle of branches stirred by the breeze.  Although it was chilly, I was all wrapped up in a full length cardigan that we discovered as a free gift in the Women Only Hunt 4.

A Hug That Lasts All Day

As we walked, the thick knit of this Weirdo Duster from Oubliette nestled around me, keeping me cozy and warm.  It features a built in crop top, extra long sleeves, and slits in the side for easy walking.  It offered protection from the elements, and also provided a sexy glimpse of skin.  I knew I could always pull the edges closed if need be, but thanks to the magic of SL, I was totally comfortable, bare tummy and all!  Inside the gift box, I found versions for multiple mesh bodies, as well as an infinity scarf that I chose not to wear in my photo because my hair already had a scarf built in.  Since the Women Only Hunt 4 prizes are completely free, I scooped up this woolen wonder for a song!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin & YourShape Karla

Hair:  Clawtooth Snug as a Bug (free gift first blogged {HERE} by Pru – 0L)

Top and Jacket:  Oubliette Weirdo Knit Duster (free prize for the Women Only Hunt 4 – 0L)

Leggings:  Elya Black Tights (10L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  Maitreya Stagioni Boots in Coal

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  North

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I’m Just Catching Snowflakes

Catching Snowflakes

Hello Fabulous Readers!  In my post on Monday, I shared the Women Only Hunt 4 gift from Naive.  The pupster and I continued along the trail, and today I have another free hunt giftie to share with you.  This time, rather than a formal, elegant look, I have a more casual sweatshirt, which is bound to keep you comfy and sheltered from the elements.

Hoodie Weather

The Abbie Pull Over from Justice is a sweatshirt that I’d be perfectly comfortable wearing in RL as well as SL.  In fact, as soon as I saw it, I found myself wishing I could have an exact duplicate for the real me to sport in the outside world.  There’s nothing like the warmth you get from a cozy hoodie on a wintry afternoon!  Featuring realistic folds, gray cuffs, and dangling ties which are hiding behind my hair, this sweatshirt hugs your curves and is long enough to seal out any breeze trying to work its way through.  I love its muted, dusky teal color.  To scoop one up for yourself, journey over to the Justice store and search around for the snowflake hidden somewhere inside.  Since this is a free hunt, you can pick up a fantastic top for just a small investment of your time.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

My hound with a nose for fashion and I are off to see if we can complete the hunt tonight.  I stocked up on Ripley snacks, so we should be good to go.  I sure don’t want to forget them again. Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin & YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Vivid Eyes – Night

Hair:  Magika Delight

Top:  Justice Abbie Pull Over (free prize for the Women’s Only Hunt 4 – 0L)

Pose:  Mad Girl Ninjas’ Designs Just Catching Snowflakes (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  North

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Tiny Pearls of Snow

Evergreen

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Sunday to you!  Ripley and I encountered this cute, book-loving duo on the Deciduous sim, and I just had to pose with them to take a snapshot.  Aren’t they both adorable?  Mr. Chippers was busily stuffing his cheeks with Christmas cookies while Peeps was scolding him to save some for a poor, hungry bird.  I do hope there will be at least a few crumbs leftover for him!

White as Newly Fallen Snow

While we were out doing a bit of holiday shopping, the pupster and I paid a visit to Sweet E’s Designs, and I spotted a lovely lacey mini dress on the Midnight Madness board.  Crossing my fingers, I gave it a quick tap, and continued on my way.  The next morning when I logged in, I was thrilled to see an inventory offer, and quickly set to work opening the package.  Nestled inside, I discovered the White Lace Dress I had hoped to win the day before.  I added the Maitreya applier, and presto – the bodice of the dress instantly appeared, hugging my every curve.  With its vertical piping, plunging neckline, and four gleaming buttons, this dress is just so pretty.  I love the loose cuffs that you add to the sleeves that give the outfit a romantic feel.  An optional collar and skirt panel completed the look, but since the temperature dipped quite low in my area today, I decided to remove the skirt panel and don a long, flowing maxi skirt instead.  This gift makes an adorable mini dress, but also does double duty as a beautifully textured top as well!

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Maitreya, Eve, Omega, Slink and TMP
  • Jacket, shirt and pants layer for classic avatars
  • Sleeves, collar and skirt panel (skirt panel has varieties for mesh and non mesh avatars)

In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman

Well, Izzie Button actually made the snowmen, and boy are they darling!  Set out under the tree at her shop as a free holiday gift to all, are two adorable pearl snowman earrings, each adorned with a bow tie and top hat.  She also included a texture change HUD so you can alter the hue of the pearls by selecting one of nine color options.  I opted to keep the pearly white tone to coordinate with my top.  You can see them better in my close up photo below.  No group membership is required.  All you need to do is teleport to Izzie’s Mainstore, and look under the tree.  While you’re there, you might want to scoop up the winter blush Serena mentioned in her post {HERE} as well as candy cane eyeliner that Love blogged {HERE}.

Hello Little Snowman

Sad News for Peeps

I don’t know how he managed to do it, but Mr. Chippers stuffed every single cookie from the bench into his cheek pockets.  Poor Peeps!  I promised him that Ripley and I would head over to the farm supply store and pick up some birdseed for him, but I think he was really looking forward to that gingerbread.  Hopefully a full bag of sunflower mix will help to console him.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia (includes skin and make up)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Truth Hair Natalie

Earrings:  Izzie’s Snowman Pearl Earrings (free gift – 0L)

Top:  Sweet E’s Designs White Lace Dress (free Midnight Madness Prize – 0L)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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