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It’s About Time For a Long Winter’s Nap

Snowy Day

Hello Fabulouses!  The other day, Rip and I were strolling along the beach, and now we are back to a wintry wonderland dusted with the first snow of the season.  There’s something quite magical in the hush that accompanies a blanket of snow.  Although we don’t have any gulls for him to play with, there are plenty of snowballs to fetch!

A Long Winter’s Day

With the chilly air, it’s a good thing I have a new cozy sweater to keep me warm.  Ripley and I discovered this cute Snowflake Sweater in the Grumble store as we traveled down the path of the Long Winter’s Nap Hunt.  For just one little Linden dollar, and time spent searching, I came away with a snuggly top that is sure to become a cold weather favorite!  Featuring a long waistline, vertical ribbing decorated with a scattering of snowflakes and gray cuffs, this top is perfect for the winter season.  I chose to slip into some black leggings, but I think a pair of jeans would pair nicely with it, too.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

We’re off to see what other goodies we can uncover as we continue on the hunt path.  The Long Winter’s Nap Hunt runs until November 30th and contains 43 stops along the way.  Prizes all cost just one Linden dollar.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hat/Hair:  Clawtooth Snow Bunny (in store gacha – 75L per play)
Sweater:  Grumble Snowflake Sweater Black (prize in the Long Winter’s Nap Hunt – 1L)
Leggings:  ~Elya~ Black Tights Applier (10L on the Marketplace)
Boots:  Pink Pearl Designs That’s My Girl Thigh High Ugg Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  The Whispering Cliff (thanks for the landmark, Aline!)

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Time Out for Beachcombing

Oceanside

Hello there Fabulouses!  Today, Ripley and I spent a lazy afternoon beachcombing over at the Sanctuary Isle sim.  I found a few pieces of sea glass to add to my collection, and the pupster found several seagulls to play with chase.  Eventually, they got him all tuckered out as you can see in my photo, so we decided to pause to tell you all about two gifts that I picked up for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.

Did You Say Free, Kat?

Yup, I sure did!  The latest free gift for Fab Free members from Petry Model Store is this adorable GSU Outfit, which is ideal for an escape to a sun-filled island.  The teensy top provides plenty of opportunity to soak up some rays, while still keeping your bits covered.  I really like the soft shade of blue!  The coordinating shorts feature a tied belt around the waist in a slightly darker hue.  Although they look absolutely perfect paired together, you can wear the shirt and shorts separately for added versatility.  Given the chilly temperatures in RL that I am dealing with, it sure was a treat to slip into a skimpy outfit and head to the shore!  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply switch to your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to the shop, and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

A Bit of Sparkle and Shine

To complete my look, I added a Floral Pendant Necklace and Earrings from Beloved Jewelry.  This jewelry set is also completely free for members of Fabulously Free in SL, and I have to tell you, it’s just so pretty!  Compose of a large sapphire surrounded by delicate silvery petals suspended on an intricately detailed silver chain, this collection can be an elegant finishing touch to a formal outfit, or a bright pop of bling for a more casual look.  Either way, you will look amazing!  I pulled my hair back and snapped a close up so you can get a better look:

Sapphire Blue

I’m off to whip up something for dinner.  Too bad I didn’t start up a crock pot before we headed out the door this morning! We’ll be back soon with another fabulous find to share with our favorite readers.  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:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Truth Hair (full body shot)  Oksana (close up shot) Daphne
Necklace and Earrings:  Beloved Jewelry Floral Pendant Earrings and Necklace (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Top and Shorts:  Petry Model Store Outfit GSU (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle

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Sometimes You Just Get Lucky

Sometimes in the Middle of Nowhere, You Find Yourself

Hello Fabulous Readers!  This afternoon, Ripley and I spent some time wandering through the fields over on the Yorkshire sim.  I just love the color of the sky, the  landscaping, and the general atmosphere there.  If you haven’t been, it’s a lovely place to visit!  My outfit today fit right in with the meadow due to the sprinkling of flowers across my skirt.  I picked it up over at Inventory Trends for just 30 Linden dollars.

A Fortunate Find

When Rip and I arrived at the Inventory Trends shop, I spotted the in store gacha machines over on the right as soon as I entered.  Always on the lookout for a bargain, I wandered over to take a look, and knew I just had to have the Diana outfit.  The machine is stocked with 3 different skirts and tops as separates, and two rare combinations with the skirt and top together in one package.  In my very first try, I was rewarded with a cute duo with a white crop top and white floral skirt.  I could have just as easily blogged that combo, but I really wanted to pick up the black version, so I decided to give it just one more shot (my famous last words with gacha machines…..just one more try….), and to my surprise, an inventory offer popped up on my screen with the words “Rare 1” and I did a little happy dance right then and there!  I quickly teleported home, then donned the strappy black crop top and cheery maxi.  The black shirt hugs your curves in a flattering way, and the long, generously cut skirt features bright blossoms in magenta and lime green.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head over to the shop and give the machine a try.  If you don’t like the black version I am wearing, there are also a solid red, a solid back and a white skirt with a rose print to try for,  as well as red, pink or yellow crop tops.   For just 30L, it’s a fairly budget-friendly opportunity.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week ahead of you filled with plenty of good luck!  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:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Reyane
Top and Skirt:  Inventory Trends Diana Outfit (gacha prize from in-store gacha – 30L)
Sandals:  REIGN California Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Yorkshire

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Chillin’ on a Dirt Road

Chillin' on a Dirt Road

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope you are finding some time for chillin’ this weekend.  Ripley and I decided to go for a long walk along this country lane on Sanctuary Isle.  Nothing relaxes me and makes me smile more than hanging out with my best pal.  Before we headed down this old road, we took a detour over to Tori’s Stylez to pick up the perfect outfit for a stroll in the country.  It’s a free gift for members of SL Frees &Offers group (which is free to join), but you do have to pay 1 Linden dollar first, which will be instantly refunded to you.

Such a Pretty Dusty Rose

Featuring a cozy cardigan vest, tank, jeans, a belt (not worn) and the long knotted necklace, the special edition Jina outfit was just what I was looking for.  I love the pinks and purples in the sweater and the fact that the package included not one, but two texture change HUDs for the tank top.  That gives you sixteen color options!  The faded blue jeans hugged my curves and had cuffs that tucked neatly into my boots without poking out at all.  You can wear the cardigan by itself, paired with the tank, or wear just the tank by itself – talk about versatility!  The long silver necklace provided just the right finishing touch.  Although there were no versions designed specifically for mesh avatars, I was able to get the ideal fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara HUD.  With the soft color combination and well worn jeans, I could definitely see myself wearing this outfit in RL as well as SL.  It’s sure to become one of my favorites!

What’s Included:

  • Light blue jeans in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
  • Belt in Ash, Brown and Copper (not shown)
  • Cardigan & Tank Combo in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Cardigan by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Tank by itself in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Texture change HUD #1 and #2 for the tank
  • Long Knot Necklace
  • Alpha for cardigan and tank
  • Alpha for cardigan
  • Alpha for tank
  • Alpha for jeans

We’re off to finish our walk before we head out for shopping round #2.  Until next time, happy chillin’!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Reyane
Top, Vest, Necklace and Jeans:  Tori’s Stylez Jina Special Edition (free gift for SLF&O group – pay 1L – instantly refunded/0L to join)
Boots:  REIGN Glitter Duck Boots (Fifty Linden Friday item – still available as of 4pm SLT on Saturday – 50L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle
Tune:  Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean

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Hey You With the Red Dress On

Red Dress

Well, hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are still checking out the trail of The Red Hunt.  As you can see, we found another gorgeous crimson item over at AlaFolie that I’m excited to share with you.  I couldn’t help humming this song as I tried my new dress on.  It just seemed to fit the occasion.

She Wants to Make a Night to Remember

Featuring a bright, cheerful cherry colored fabric with a sprinkling of flowers and petals, this fun little dress is sure to draw eyes your way.  The green centers of the blossoms really pop against the red background.  I love the asymmetrical hemline, which is longer in the back and a flirty length in front.  Thankfully, the designer tucked a pair of coordinating panties in the box, which come in handy because of the shorter length.  The skirt is fairly full as it falls gently from the high empire waistline.  Short sleeves and a scooped neckline complete the look.  To add this frock to your inventory, all you need to do is locate the diabetes awareness ribbon concealed somewhere in the shop, then pay 10 Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Original
  • Slink Original Petite
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

We’re off to finish our afternoon walk before we lose the sunshine.  I love the cooler temperatures of fall, but the shorter days are a bummer, don’t you think?  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne
Dress:  AlaFolie Manon en Rouge (prize in The Red Hunt – 10L)
Heels:  KC Couture Zaira Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Habitat Springs
Song:  Red Dress by Magic!

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Down in The Shire

The Elven Way

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  Rip and I are popping in with a quick post featuring a fantastic outfit, which is perfect for role play.  The entire ensemble, from cape to boots, is all included in the prize for The Red Hunt from Feyline Fashions, and it only cost 10L.  The Red Hunt is in support of Team Diabetes of SL, an official and authorized team of the American Diabetes Association.  All proceeds from the hunt go directly to Team Diabetes of SL.  I have several family members in RL who suffer from diabetes, so I am happy to participate in this hunt and pay just 10L each for some fantastic prizes.

The Elven Way

Once I began wearing the different components of the Vashti Anduine outfit, I just knew I was going to wear some fantasy elf ears and head on over to The Shire for an extended visit.  The prize package includes everything I’m wearing in my picture from the necklace and cape right down to the high heel boots.  I love the pairing of deep red and dark blue along with the golden accents.   A collared cape and belly jewel are also tucked inside the box, but I opted not to wear them.  The generous designer included classic avatar versions as well as an Omega Applier, so there is something for everyone in this prize, and you get it all for just 10 Linden dollars.

What’s Included:

  • Omega Applier
  • Top
  • Sleeves
  • Body Veils
  • Cape and Collared Cape version
  • Collar
  • Belt
  • Chest Medallion
  • Necklace
  • Pants
  • Skirt
  • Boots (includes alpha layer and boot base)

Back Down the Hunt Trail We Go

The pupster and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can come across on the trail of The Red Hunt.  We’ll be searching for the red and gray diabetes awareness ribbon.  The hunt, which features red items, runs through right through Diabetes Awareness Month, so you have until November 30th to scoop up some fabulous goodies and support a great cause.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Wasabi Hair India Mesh Hair
Ears:  Mandala Fantasy Elf Ears
Outfit (includes cape and boots):  Feyline Fashions Vashti Anduine (prize for The Red Hunt – 10L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  The Shire
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Hello November!

Hello November

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a fantastic Halloween.  We had quite a few trick or treaters last night.  It seemed like I would just sit down to type up this blog post, and then DING DONG went the door bell again!  There were a number of “first timers” that were just super adorable.  I think we had one repeat visitor, or maybe it was just a popular costume….since it had a full mask, I guess we’ll never know.  The best part (for me anyway) is we still have some candy leftover.  Yay!  Sorry boy, dogs can’t have chocolate.

Yes, It’s Free!

Speaking of sweet treats, Alias! is gifting the Dot Orange outfit to members of Fabulously Free in SL completely for free.  It features a tube top style shirt with a playful polka dot print in orange, white and black, as well as curve-hugging black jeans with a flared bottom hem.  Packed with details such as gleaming silver buttons, vertical panels in the pants and a ruffled bottom on the top, this duo aims to please.  Although you can’t see them well in my picture because of the bell bottoms, the package also includes chunky heels with a coordinating polka dot pattern.  Since each of the components are worn separately, you can mix and match them with other items in your wardrobe for added versatility.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Shoes for Belleza, Ebody, Maitreya, and Slink

After hearing that he can’t have any of the candy, the pupster is now pouting in the corner.  I’m off to whip up a batch of Ripley Snacks to help him feel a bit better.  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:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm
Hair:  Truth Hair Oksana (available at Uber)
Necklace:  EarthStones Black Cat Necklace
Top, Jeans and Heels:  Alias! Dot Orange (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar Poses
Sim:  Arranmore

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Hello Friday, I’m Ready!

Gray Day

Hello Fabulouses.  We made it!  We’re finally on the downhill slide to Friday!  I don’t know about you, but for me, this week has dragged on in RL.  When Ripley and I were over at the Fatal Fashion store picking up the outfit I blogged in my post here, I saw the perfect little mini dress to ring in the weekend.  And, just like the last gift, this one is completely free and contains an entire look, including heels and a necklace!

Free Flirty Frock

The Cecelia dress features a subtle color variation from a lighter gray at the bodice to a darker tone at the skirt.  Deep black edging and horizontal bands accent the overall design.  I love the way the fabric “poufs” out and is gathered in.  It creates such a pleasing effect.  If you zoom your camera in close, you can even see lighter gray accent stitching – such fine detail!  It’s kind of hard to see in my photo, but the bodice is completely strapless.  The intricate Goddess Necklace I’m sporting is also included in the gift package as well as the high heel Lysa Shoes.  Right out of the box, you have everything you need for a night out on the town….all for free.  To pick up Outfit 047 for yourself, you need to be a member of the My Fair Gifts group, but it’s free to join.  Just teleport over to the shop, switch to the group tag, and tap the vendor.  You’ll be ready for date night in a flash!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, that’s it for tonight – short and sweet – but I wanted to tell you all about this opportunity before Friday arrives.  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:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Magika Good Vibes
Complete Outfit (includes heels and necklace):  Fatal Fashion Outfit 047 (free gift for members of the My Fair Gifts group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Wait Summer…Come Back!

Sleepy Pup

Hello Fabulouses!  Shh….it’s past the pupster’s bedtime, but I couldn’t log off without sharing a completely free outfit that I picked up just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Everything I’m wearing in the picture, from my gleaming necklace right down to my floral heels, is all included in the gift package from Fatal Fashion.

I’m Taking a Break from Pre-Halloween

I’ve really been enjoying all the fall-flavored fabulous finds the other fab bloggers are sharing.  Today, I found myself longing for just one more warm summer day before the icy freeze of winter settles in, so I’m calling a “pause” on fall, and teleporting back to summer with my skimpy floral crop top and frayed blue jeans.  With its slender shoulder straps, trimmed with metal rings, itty bitty triangles of fabric to cover the girls, and ornamental hem, the Lisa Pink Loose Top certainly helped me conjure in that summer vibe.  Although you can wear the top as is, you might want to wear some longer, strategically placed hair to preserve modesty.  The golden Heart and Arrow Long Necklace (also included in the free giftie) is just the right length to accentuate your cleavage.  Button-close, curve hugging jeans set a casual tone with their faded color and well worn patches.  Finally, my Camilla Flower heels complete the look and provide an interesting contrast with their more dressy appearance.  It’s all included, and all free!  All you need to do is switch to your Fab Free Group tag, teleport to the shop and tap the vendor!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s that time of the evening…..Siri is reminding me to go to bed to get a full eight hours of sleep (wishful thinking, there Siri!).  I’d better rouse Ripley, take him outside for his final bathroom break, and head off to dreamland.  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:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Aislin
Complete Outfit (includes clothing, necklace and heels):  Fatal Fashion Outfit 044 (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherds Sleepy Adult
Pose:  Luane’s World Discover Who You Are
Sim:  Black Bayou Lake

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Find Your Eclectique Style

Warming Up by the Fire

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  Isn’t it nice to have cooler weather again so we can enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire?  There’s nothing quite like an evening spent lazing in front of the hearth.  Ripley and I met two new friends while we warmed ourselves briefly while exploring the Luane’s World sim.  You’ll see them soon below…

I’m Loving the Lace

On our rambling journey around the grid this weekend, the pupster and I visited Eclectique, a new to us shop, and I was excited to see a number of gifts on the wall.  This Silver Detail mini dress features large silver grommets, an airy hem, a halter style neckline, and a gorgeous swirling lace pattern on the bodice.  I love the way the black trim beautifully accents the gray background.  Although there is not a style for classic avatars, several mesh body versions are included in the free package.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Eclectique group, which has a tiny 10L join fee, so you can add this frock to your collection for the grand total of ten linden dollars, which would be wonderful in itself, but wait, there’s more!  In addition to this cute mini dress, members can also scoop up 7 other free gifts!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Two Cuties Inspecting Heels

Did Someone Say Free Shoes?

I spotted these ebony colored Rona Heels on the gift wall right beside my new dress.  With gleaming silver rhinestones and delicate straps, they made the ideal addition to round out my outfit.   The free package contains versions for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh feet, so they fit a variety of mesh body styles.  The heels are high enough to show off shapely legs, but not so much that they look impossible to walk in.  Because they are a subtle black hue, they will coordinate with many other items in your inventory.  I know I’ll be wearing these again very soon!  Best of all, they are free for members of the Eclectique store group.

Between the his vet visit on Friday to get his monthly allergy shot, the trip to the home show yesterday, and our long stroll around the grid today, the pupster is all worn out and happily snoozing on his dog bed.  It won’t be long until I wrap up this Sunday evening myself.  I hope you all have a fabulous Monday (well, as fabulous as a Monday could be anyway!).  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:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm
Hair:  Opale Milana Hair (75L as part of The Saturday Sale – still available as of Sunday evening, but I don’t know for how much longer)
Dress:  Eclectique Silver Detail dress (free gift for members of the Eclectique store group – 0L/10L to join)
Heels:  Eclectique Rona Heels (free gift for members of the Eclectique store group – 0L/10L to join)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Luane’s World

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