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A Chill Moment

Chill

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in with a quick post tonight to share a super cute casual summer outfit that I picked up over at Legendaire for just 29L.  This little gem is an offering for the Queen Sale and includes texture change HUDs for the pants and top, which both include 8 options for customization.   The shirt (which comes in solid colors) has a sheer hem section, halter style neck strap, and a sweet tie in back to hold it all in place.  The trousers feature vibrant prints, a string tie waist band, and a close cut, figure flattering style.  A pair of white and pink heels complete the outfit, but do not come with a HUD for changing colors.  They look great with the rose and pink options for the clothing, but I didn’t really think they went with the blue floral pants, so I opted not to wear them for my photo.  Although no classic avatar version is included in the package, popular mesh body styles are tucked inside.  I’m not sure how much longer the sale will last, so if you like the Alana Outfit as much as I do, I’d recommend a quick trip over to the shop to pick up a copy for yourself.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

The pupster is feeling a bit under the weather today as he had surgery to remove a tumor over the weekend.  He is really despising the dreaded “Cone of Shame,” but I keep telling him it’s for his own good.  He insisted he cannot eat or drink while wearing it, and promised he would leave his stitches alone, so I relented and took off the offending wardrobe accessory.  However, I caught him trying to lick his incision, so back on went the “lampshade.”  He refuses to show his face for photo ops until after his stitches are removed.  The poor guy.  He hasn’t yet seen his shaved spot … and I don’t have the heart to tell him about it.

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who will NOT show his face!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Stealthic Lithe
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Outfit:  Legendaire Alana (29L on sale for Queen Sale)
Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  Athenaeum

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Watching the Waves Roll In

Watching the Waves Roll In

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Rip and I are just popping in with a quick post to share a time-sensitive hunt gift with you.  Gavin has shown you a couple of the Men Only Hunt Prizes in his posts {HERE} and {HERE}.  My top today is another one of the free goodies you can scoop up as you follow the trail of this hunt…. but don’t delay because the MOH ends at 8am on August 18th.

Casual Comfort

The coral colored button down Vivien shirt from A&D Clothing oozes casual comfort with its untucked style and last button unfastened.  I really like the detail in the white stripes and the pushed up sleeves.  In case you are aiming for a more refined look, a HUD is included in the package that allows you to select a tucked version, however, it didn’t work with the particular jeans I pulled on before leaving the house.  I was in a free spirited mood, so it was all good.  The box includes versions for popular mesh bodies as well as one for classic avatars, so it will fit a variety of SL residents.  Best of all, it’s free!  All you need to invest is a bit of time searching around, and honestly, it wasn’t really that hard to find the black mustache hunt icon hidden in the shop.

Versions Included:

  • Classics (one size – includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  A&D Clothing Vivien Shirt (prize for Men Only Hunt – 0L)
Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Designs Colt Jeans
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Cloudbreak

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Meh, Whatever!

Meh, Whatever

Hello Fabulouses!  Rip and I continued with our hunting spree this weekend – this time along the Meh, Whatever Hunt trail.  With prizes set to sale for just 1L each, this event runs until August 31.  There is quite a variety in the hunt gifts since the theme for designers was to create whatever they wanted.  You can get a preview of what’s available by visiting the Pounce Hunts web page here.  You’ll be looking for a red and black box with question marks.

Pretty as a Blooming Dahlia

When I saw the preview photo of the Macy Silk Dress from C!L Boutique, I knew she was destined for my inventory!  With a sleeveless design featuring cute cutouts on the shoulder straps, a gathered waistline, and a just-above-the-knee length skirt, this frock is ideal for these warm, dog days of summer.  I just love the soft pink color and the detail put into the stitching.  Since the package contains sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars, I’m sure you’ll find a fit just right for you.  For only one Linden dollar and a bit of time searching, this was a very budget friendly addition to my inventory.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • EBody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Stealthic Ascension
Dress:  C!L Boutique Blooming Dahlia Silk Dress Macy (prize for the Meh, Whatever Hunt – 1L)
Pose:  Expressive Poses Moa (1L on the Marketplace)
Sim:  Rayne & PetitChat

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It’s Just So Cute!

Island Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post from me to share a casual “take it easy” day outfit.  And boy, after the past day in RL, I sure need it!  I had recently purchased a new car after driving the same one for 12 years.  I have had it for 2 weeks, and someone hit it in the parking lot, leaving quite a bit of damage, and no note to claim responsibility.  What a bummer!  At least I could escape to this spectacular island in SL, and chill in my new jumpsuit.  The best part (since I now have to pay my insurance deductible – ouch!) is the outfit was completely free!

Another Dumpster Diving Find

In my last post, I shared a date night outfit with a coordinating men’s suit (it’s here if you missed it).  Stan and I picked them up as part of the Dumpster Diving Hunt that is running until August 31st.  Since we had such great luck at our first stop, Ripley and I decided to continue on down the trail.  At Fukin Cute, we quickly discovered the mini dumpster concealed in the shop and I excitedly teleported home to open the free package.  Nestled inside, the sporty Kardashi jumpsuit promised relaxation and comfort.  With its semi sheer tank style top, gathered waist, and long sleek pants, this little number will have you decked out in style.  The designer even included a HUD that allows you to alter the color of the eye catching stripes that run the entire length of the suit.  I opted for the purple combo, but you have 5 other choices if purple and pink is not your cup of tea.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store Deanna
Outfit:  Fukin Cute Kardashi Black (free prize in the Dumpster Diving Hunt – 0L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Isle of Love

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A Sprinkling of Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Hello Fabulous Readers!  While checking out the Dumpster Diving Hunt with Ripley, I picked up a really cute mini dress perfect for a date night, and happened to notice there was a male prize in the shop as well.  So, I woke Stan up from his early evening nap, and led him over to Mishmash Fusion.  It’s hard to believe we found such classy clothes dumpster diving, isn’t it?

Hers

I am modeling the strappy Starseed Mini Dress in the color Star Dust.  This little number will hug your curves, but has a skirt with enough fullness to make moving around a snap.  There is a “v” shaped notch in the hemline which adds visual interest.  I really, really like the spattering of golden glitter on the outside edges of the frock!  In the back, the top of the dress sits just below your shoulder blades.  Best of all, items in the Dumpster Diving Hunt are completely free, so all it cost was a bit of time searching around.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

His

Stan is sporting the coordinating Etienne Suit (also free from Mishmash Fusion).  It features a black jacket, a button down shirt complete with a black tie, creased trousers, and a stardust sprinkled vest, which complements my dress beautifully.  The outfit is an all-in-one, so you can’t wear the individual components separately, but I think Stan looks quite dashing!  Versions for classic avatars as well as popular mesh bodies are tucked inside the package, so there’s something for everyone in here.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

We are off to see what else we can uncover in the Dumpster Diving Hunt.  Since it runs until August 31st, we still have plenty of time.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Stan)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Dress:  Mishmash Fusion Starseed Mini Dress (free prize in the Dumpster Diving Hunt – 0L)
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Suit:  Mishmash Fusion Etienne Suit (free prize in the Dumpter Diving Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Gabriel Male Dress Shoes
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

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Hangin Around

Hangin Around

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  As you can see, Ripley and I decided to keep spending the weekend at the beach.  It’s a good thing I had picked up the latest free gift for members of the FaShIoNable Group over at ALB Dream Fashion.  The best part is since the group is free to join, I added a sweet summery outfit to my wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar!  After donning the bikini bottom and pretty cover up, I was all set for a day of strolling along the shore.

Ready for Fun in the Sun

With its tropical print scattered over a teal blue background, this outfit made me think immediately of palm trees and lazy days relaxing in the shade with a good book and a fruity Bahama Mama in hand.  The strapless cover up is knotted in the front and opens as it flows down to allow the cool ocean breeze to caress your skin.  A coordinating bikini bottom completes the look.  I like how the hemline is shorter in the front but drapes down to knee height in the back.   I enjoyed lounging around in this casual outfit so much that it’s making it hard to face Monday morning and the return to work!  Ripley is not helping as he is encouraging me to play hookey and spend “just one more day” at the beach…  I’ll simply have to explain how my salary pays for all those Ripley snacks Stan keeps bribing him with, and the pupster will be shoving me out the door in the morning.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Fox
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Werewolf

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Outfit:  ALB Dream Fashion Rachel Pareo and String (free gift for FaShIoNable Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Bazar Maldives Hangin (swing on sim)
Sim:  La Vie

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Lucky Enough

Lucky Enough

Ahh to be lucky enough to live near the beach……sounds like heaven to me.  Unfortunately there’s not a beach within many, many miles of where I live in RL, so thank goodness for SL!  Today Rip and I explored the Voodoo sim and found a cute strip of beach there perfect for some summer relaxation.  The buildings are colorful and include beachside bars, a coffee house with yummy looking pastries, and even a seafood stand where the pupster and I paused to snap a photo.

Casual Summer Cutie

In my last post here, I told you about a sweet outfit that I picked up over at Fatal Fashion.  Everything I’m wearing today, from head to toe is included in another free gift from the same shop, called Outfit 007.  I say from head to toe, but when I was walking in the sand, I did slip off my heels in my main picture, but I will include a second shot below so you can see what they look like.  I just love this raspberry colored cropped top!  Although you can’t see it from the angle in my photo, there is a lovely laced detail on the sides that is super adorable.  It features an asymmetrical hemline and realistic looking folds in the fabric.  Ideal for warm summer days, the worn denim mini shorts have an unbuttoned fly and slender pockets in the front for tucking in small essentials.  Also included, the chunky necklace and golden bracelet add the perfect finishing touches.  To scoop up this summertime staple, you need to be a member of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group, but since it’s free to join, you can add a complete look to your wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink

Here’s a look at the Johan heels which are also included in the gift box.  Enjoy!

Johan

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Magika Unknown
Complete Outfit (including jewelry):  Fatal Fashion Outfit 007 (free gift for members of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Voodoo

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All Dolled Up For Date Night

Hello August

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and Happy Tuesday!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to share a complete outfit that I picked up as a free group gift, just for being a member of The Third Life group.  The generous designer over at Fatal Fashion has put all the pieces you need including golden jewelry, a sizzling mini dress, and delicate heels into one gift box.  With just a quick stop at the shop, you’ll be ready for date night in a flash!

You’ve Got the Look

The Monna Dress features a back that dips down low so the starlight can caress your skin, and a neckline designed to flaunt your curves while keeping you covered in all the right places.  The texture on the dress is well done, and contains realistic folds and subtle highlights.  The hemline of this mini is quite high, so you might want to don a pair of panties or make strategic use of the alpha layer on your mesh body.  Slip on the strappy heels, the chunky Midna Gold necklace, and even some upper arm bracelets (not shown) for the perfect finishing touches (all are included), and all eyes will be on you.  Since the Third Life Group costs only 10L to join, this free group gift will have you all dolled up for a very budget friendly price.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Sandals for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Magika Unknown
Dress:  Fatal Fashion Monna Dress – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Necklace:  Fatal Fashion Midna Gold (included with dress) – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Heels:  Fatal Fashion Black Sandals (included with dress) – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Witchwood

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Traveling Around the Grid With My Pal

I've Got the Blues

Hello there Fabulous Readers!  When I saw all the great prizes Love has been discovering on the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt (HERE and HERE), I knew it was time to fit Ripley up with his tracking harness and hit the trail myself.  Our first stop was at one of my favorite stores, Horr Menswear.  It took some time and effort, as well as the motivation of some crunchy Ripley Snacks, but soon enough, we discovered the cheerful yellow and red hot air balloon (and by “we” I mean “he” – thank you, pal).  For just 1 Linden dollar (and the cost of a batch of biscuits), I added a great looking top to my wardrobe.

I’ve Got The Blues

Well, not really.  How could I be blue with a great shirt like this?  Featuring realistic folds and a button down v-neck, this shirt is perfect for a gray summer day with a bit of drizzle in the air.  Its three quarter length sleeves provide that added extra protection from the elements when you need it, but aren’t so long you are over heating when the sun finds its way through the clouds again.  Sometimes I have a hard time finding shirts that don’t clip at the waist and allow my pants to poke through, but the fit of the Summit Shirt was ideal.  I really like the turned down collar and the added trim at the waist and cuffs – they add just the right finishing touch.  Best of all, this bluesy top can be yours just one little Linden dollar.  Hey if you’re lucky, you won’t have to provide a tray of Ripley snacks either 🙂

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  Horr Menswear Summit Shirt (prize in the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt – 1L)
Jeans:  Dallas Mackenzie Designs Colt Jeans
Sandals:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Hauschen
Sim:  Tagus Enchanted Forest

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Sky at Midnight

If Only You Were Here

Hello Fabulous Readers!  While out on one of our meandering walks around the grid, Ripley and I popped into TRS Designs on a whim.  It didn’t take long for me to spot a gorgeous gown on the Midnight Madness board.  Since the target was just 20 people, I tapped the board, then crossed my fingers.

At the Stroke of Midnight…

Well, actually, it was quite a few hours after the clock struck twelve before I logged back in again.  Nevertheless, I was super happy to see the notification offering me the Trix Dress in Sky.  I quickly slipped into the frock and admired my new look.  It features a dusky blue bodice accented with decorative white stitching, and a long hemline that drapes from a high waist. This dress is ideal for a casual afternoon or a night on the town, depending on how you accessorize.  I just love the way the skirt is crafted with a wash of color in varying shades from a cream to an almost teal blue.  It’s just so pretty!  With only a narrow strap around your neckline, Trix leaves your back deliciously bare.  With sizes for classic as well as mesh bodies, this prize includes something for everyone.  Best of all, it’s completely free, and with the low target number, your chance of receiving the package is really high.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I couldn’t resist including a peek at the back view of Trix.  I hope you like it!

If Only

Until next time, good luck and happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (gacha prize – 75L per play)
Hair:  Truth Hair Jamie
Necklace:  Rhapsody’s Jewels Celeste Necklace – Silver Aquamarine (25L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  TRS Designs Trix Dress Sky (free Midnight Madness prize – no group required – 0L)
Sandals:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Pose:  Front View – Tuty’s Mocap Animations   Rear View – MrS* Animations and Poses
Sim:  Rayne and Petit Chat Yorkshire

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