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Deep Greens and Blues Are the Colors I Choose

Summer Day

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are back from our camping trip.  We had beautiful blue skies and no snow this time!  It was nice to get away, but it also feels so good to be home again.  The first thing we did this morning was to make a return visit to Ajuda SL Brasil to do a little budget friendly shopping.  We found a super cute casual outfit to share with you on this Monday.

Earthy Greens and Blues

I guess I have green on my mind since the pupster and I were out in nature for the past 6 days.  When I saw the Bettina Top and Shorts set from Cynderella’s as a free gift, I knew it was destined for my inventory!  With its loose fitting verdant crop top and pale denim shorts, this is just the right get up for an easy summer day.  The top features spaghetti style shoulder straps and a vibrant botanical print.  A coordinating floral motif and lace trim on the jeans echoes the theme, and a sturdy belt provides a finishing accessory.  The folder includes fitmesh for classic avatars as well as versions for several mesh body types.  Best of all, you can pick it up for free, with no group membership required! I appreciated the fact that the designer included a note card certifying that the outfit is an original creation donated to Ajuda Brasil to be offered as a gift to residents.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  •  Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (includes separate alpha layers for top and shorts)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope your work week is off to a wonderful start.  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
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Industrial
Top and Shorts:  Cynderella’s Bettina Top and Shorts (free gift at Ajuda SL Brasilno group required – 0L)
Flip Flops:  White River Co. Leilani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Sim:  Summer Edge
Song:  Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

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The pupster at the campground store:

At the Campground


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Let’s Go to Brazil

Cat Tails

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope the middle of the week is treating you well!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to tell you about this casual jean dress that I picked up as a free gift, and then we’re going to hit the road for a camping trip.  I sure hope it doesn’t snow *this* time!

Darling Denim

The Verona Dress from Enigma Apparel features a snug fitting bodice, pockets galore, and a skirt trimmed with a checked pattern.  I really like all the detailed stitching and the frayed texture on the back pockets.  The hem portion is slightly flared and falls to your upper thigh.  To add this little number to your inventory, teleport to Ajuda Brasil Volantarios, and follow the “Freebies” sign.  Use the teleporter in the back left portion of the freebies building to go to the 2nd floor.  The teleporter directions are not in English, so here’s a direct link to where you’ll find the dress.  Right click and pay the vendor 0 Linden dollars.  There is no group required.  When I first visited, I cammed around and was able to buy the dress without actually teleporting to the correct floor.  On my return visit to check the link for you, I used the “area search” function of the Firestorm Viewer under the “World” sub menu, typed in “Verona” and clicked “show beacons,” which allowed me to directly locate the dress and purchase it without using the teleporter at all.  However you get to it, this denim cutie will not disappoint!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Altamura
  • 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:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Necklace:  Cae Original Mesh Jewelry Dakota Necklace
Rings:  Livia Moon Rings (free gift, first blogged here – 0L)
Dress:  Enigma Apparel Verona Dress (free gift at the Ajuda Brasil Volantarios center/no group required – 0L)
Sandals:  White River Company Leilani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an Lar Poses
Sim:  Tyraina

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A Summer State of Mind

A Summer State of Mind

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I am feeling a tropical vibe tonight, and my clothing today fits right in with that theme.  Best of all, I picked it up for free!

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

La Tuta, the latest gift from Tiar for members of Fabulously Free in SL features a botanical print in varying shades of green and is accented with pale pink trim.  With its off-the-shoulder styling and short skirt, this romper is ideal for warm summer days and soaking in the sunshine.  I really like how La Tuta’s waistline is adorned with a green bow that echoes the hues of the foliage.  To pick up a copy for yourself, activate your Fab Free group tag and click the vendor in the Tiar store.  It won’t cost you a single Linden dollar!  Tiar is celebrating 11 years in Second Life with a 50% off sale, so while you’re there, you might find some other budget friendly Fabulous Finds, too.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Here’s wishing you a happy Sunday and a fantastic end to your weekend.  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
Hair:  Doe Makina V2 (includes hat) (in store Gacha – 75L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Necklace:  Cae Sylvie
Dress:  Tiar La Tuta (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals (Fifty Linden Friday item – still available for 50L as of Saturday evening)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Juxtapose
Sim:  Forever Love

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Gonna Cross the River to the Jersey Side

Floatsam

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Friday!  I hope you had a wonderful week.  Mine was filled with car shopping in RL, which I have decided is definitely NOT my favorite thing to do!  Lucky for the pupster, it was far too hot for him to come along, so he got to spend the time basking in air conditioned comfort at home.  Right at the top of my list of the BEST things to do is to find budget friendly bargains to share with you.  Ripley and I have a couple of really wonderful ones to tell you about tonight!

Jersey Girl

First up, I went strolling along the boardwalk down at the Jersey Shore and discovered this adorable Christina Special Edition Summer Skirt at the Blonde Queen cart for just 10 Linden dollars.  It features a high waist section, criss-crossed lacing and a generously flared, floral print skirt.  I really like the way the bright pink flowers pop against the darker background.  A double row of decorative stitching at the edges of the teal portion of the skirt adds an interesting bit of detail to complement the solid background color.  I opted to pair the skirt with a teal top, but I think pink or white would also go well.  The package includes versions for mesh body avatars only.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Meow

Hello Moon Child

Down at the Livia shop, I discovered the Moon Rings that I am wearing as a free gift for members of the Livia Update Group.  A simple crescent moon and triple stones are displayed on slender double bands.  You can wear these baubles on your left or right hand, or both, as I have chosen to do.  The generous designer included a HUD which allows you to select from 8 options for the triple gemstones and 4 metal textures.  To add these free rings to your SL jewelry box, you need to be members of the Livia Update Group, but since there is no join fee, it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar.

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 Nymph
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Top:  GeorgeVerde Pulled Up Tank Top
Skirt:  Blonde Queen Christina Skirt (available at the Jersey Shore – 10L)
Necklace:  Pure Poison Cat Necklace (no longer available, sorry)
Rings:  LIVIA Moon Rings (free gift for members of the Livia Update Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  [Full Body Shot]  EMOZIONE Fading Like a Flower – (40L on the Marketplace)
[Close Up] Tuty’s Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Cherishville
Song:  Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen

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Life is Sweet

Watermelon Stripes

Hello there, Fabulouses!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  The pupster and I found this tranquil bit of beach over on the LHOOQ sim, and decided there is no better place to wrap up our time off.  The sound of the waves lapping the shore, the cry of gulls and the fresh ocean breeze … ahhh!  It makes me wish I had a house near the shore.   If you are planning on a warm weather get away for yourself, and need a casual outfit, I found the cutest little crop top as a free gift.  I may be dating myself here, but this giftie brought back childhood memories of Fruit Stripe Chewing Gum, which just so happened to be a favorite treat of the young, RL Kat.

Actually, There’s Not Just ONE…

Over at the Sweet Willows shop, the Fruit Stripe Top gift contains not one, but four versions of the flirty tank I am wearing in the photo.  Featuring a dramatic plunging neckline, narrow stripes, and a ruffle trimmed hem, this little number will leave your tummy bare to soak up some rays.  I opted for the melon color scheme, but could have easily chosen blue, teal or grape instead.  Each top is is created exclusively for the Maitreya Mesh Body and is constructed with a colorful pinstriped background fabric adorned with coordinating trim.  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport over to the store and look for the package on the wall wrapped with a red ribbon, which is located under the “Spring Has Sprung” poster.  Right click and touch the package (no payment or group needed), and you will be immediately offered the folder.  Easy peasy!

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
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Necklace:  Cae Princess Collar
Top:  Sweet Willows Fruit Stripe Top (free gift – no group required – 0L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Bento & Mocap Animations
Sim:  LHOOQ

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‘Cause I Know That…

Down on the Dock

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Happy Friday to you!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to tell you about a free outfit (including the boots) that we discovered over at the !Soul store.  It’s another warm weather dress, just in time for summer.

…It’s Delicate

Featuring an off the shoulder style with a wide belt and full skirt, this floral frock has pops of red and orange blossoms scattered across a teal background.  Although the gift does not include versions for mesh avatars, I was able to get a terrific fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body.  My cute, flat boots, which are decorated with golden studs, coordinate beautifully with the waistband.  There will be no need to worry about finding the perfect shoes to wear with this free ensemble!  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the !Soul group, but there is no join fee, so the Delicate Satin Dress will cost you exactly zero Linden dollars.

Sizes Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Includes alpha layers for boots, dress and boots/dress combined

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  The pupster and I plan to spend time scouting around to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover to share with you.  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
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Faylinn Flower Charm
Outfit (includes boots):  !Soul Delicate Satin Mesh Dress (free gift for members of the !Soul group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Eagleview
Song:  Delicate by Taylor Swift

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A Happy Ending for Your Monday

Sea Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  Yesterday in my post {HERE}, I told you about a free outfit and free earrings.  Well, today the pupster and I are back with a second pairing of a free frock and free baubles.  Now that’s a way to make Monday happier for sure!  Unfortunately, the free dress has been replaced with another gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL, which is a butterfly top.

Blossoms Galore

Summer blooms abound on the latest gift from Sweet Willows for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With slender straps, a plunging neckline and dramatically low cut back and sides, this frock is most definitely for warm summer days.  You’ll be free to soak in the sunshine and have your skin caressed by warm summer breezes with this mini dress.  Delicate white flowers scattered across a solid color background lend a cheery vibe to the outfit.  I chose a sky blue fabric, but with the included HUD, you could also opt for pink, yellow, green or purple, so it’s quite flexible.  You’ll probably want to make strategic use of the alpha layer of your mesh body to preserve modesty while wearing it.  To add this saucy little number to your inventory, activate your Fab Free group tag (it’s totally free to join!), teleport to the shop and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Island Girl

Island Girl

Ripley and I returned to The Free Dove to search for the perfect finishing touch, and spotted just the right earrings at the Rebel Hope display.  The Island Girl baubles come in either the tan option that I am wearing in my photo or a green version.  The beads are the same; it’s just the cording that is different.  Speaking of the beads, it’s almost like they were made to coordinate with my new dress!  Blue-green glass beads sit atop round brownish ones decorated with white blossoms, which echo the pattern on the mini.  Best of all, these earrings are also free.  You just need to be a member of The Free Dove group (which is also free to join).

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
Hair:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  !Rebel Hope Island Girl Earrings (free gift for members of The Free Dove group – 0L/0L to join)
Dress:  Sweet Willows Blossom Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join) Gift has been replaced with a new one.  Sorry 😦
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Full Body Shot – Luane’s World / Close Up Shot:  Le Poppycock
Sim: The Mill at Lemon Beach

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Among the Wild Posies

Jumpsuit

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Sunday Evening to you!  The pupster and I found two free items to share with you tonight and help get your Monday off to a wonderful start.

Let’s Jump Right In!

I picked up my Donna Jumpsuit over at The Free Dove as a gift from DM.  This off-the-shoulder style features a loose bodice section layered over a slim waistline, which really flatters your figure.  The trousers portion of this outfit are comfortably loose.  I am quite fond of this pale pink floral pattern, but if that’s not your cup of tea, the designer tucked a HUD inside the folder with two other texture options.  Versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars are included as well.  To add this suit to your wardrobe, you do have to be a member of The Free Dove group, but there is no join fee, so it’s completely free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Daisy

That Finishing Touch

With the complex flowery texture on my clothing, I wanted to keep my accessories simple, yet beautiful.  I headed over to Poeme and collected another free group gift, the Daisy Bead Earrings.  These delicate baubles feature your choice of silver or gold metal and six colors for the beads.  Of course, I went with pink to coordinate with my jumpsuit, but with the included texture HUD, I will be able to customize these earrings to match a variety of outfits.  To add the Daisy Bead Earrings to your SL jewelry box, you’ll need to be a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group, but since there is no join fee, you can pick up these gems for free.

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
Hair:  Argrace Sayuri
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  Poeme Daisy Bead Earrings (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Outfit:  DM Donna Jumpsuit (free gift for members of The Free Dove Group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Elvion Wish Valley

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Looking for a Warm Summer Breeze

Where Music Meets the Ocean

Hello Fabulouses!  It’s good to be back home after camping.  It was so, so cold there, and the pupster and I just had to find some summer time temperatures on SL when we got back.  It actually snowed a bit on Memorial Day.  Now for Love’s neck of the woods, that might not be so unusual, but for our part of the world, that is highly unlikely!  Fortunately, the Lighthouse Oasis sim had just what we needed, and Ambient Fashion provided the cutest summery shirt for our ocean side adventure.  I picked up this halter top as a hunt prize in the Red Diaries Hunt for just 1 Linden dollar.

Lovely Lavender

In addition to coming in one of my favorite colors, the Slaren Halter also features an unusual component created from four black bands connecting the shoulder strap to the neckline.  Black rimmed grommets ensure the cords stay securely fastened.  The right shoulder and the strap around the back of the neck are more traditional, so I decided to pull my hair back to show off the unique left side.  A figure-hugging fit and realistic fabric texture round out the shirt.  The designer thoughtfully included versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars inside the hunt folder, so there’s something for everyone in the package.  All you have to do to add a copy to your inventory is locate the hunt object, which is a book with a Red Shoe Diaries cover, and pay the 1 Linden dollar fee.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody Classic and Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • 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 Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Ambient Fashion Slaren Halter (prize in the Red Shoe Diaries Hunt – 1L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Lighthouse Oasis

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It’s All About the Red Dress

Lady in Red

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  In my last post {here}, I told you about a free dress that I picked up over at TRS Designs.  While shopping, I couldn’t help but notice another free group gift, so I’m back to share the Felicia Dress with you today.  As soon as I saw it, I immediately fell in love with its flirty fit and cheery color scheme.

Pretty in Polka Dots

Featuring double lace shoulder straps, a waistline accentuated with crimson band and a flared skirt that falls to the upper thigh, this dress is perfect for a party.   The bodice, which hugs your curves, has a wide v-shaped neckline, and is trimmed in the same red ribbon as the waist and hem.  With its brilliant background and darling dotty pattern, you’re sure to draw admiring glances your way.  The folder includes fitmesh for classic avatars as well as versions for mesh bodies, which makes this a versatile gift.  To grab a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the TRS Designs group, but since it costs nothing to join, you can add this little number to your wardrobe completely for free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Ripley and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover for our favorite readers.  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 Chocolate
Hair:  Truth Hair Taren
Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire
Dress:  TRS Designs Felicia Dress (free gift for members of the TRS Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Black Tulip
Sim:  Skye Glas

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