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At The End of The Day

At the End of the Day

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  It’s been a long day of riding the waves, and the pupster and I are having one last look across the water before we head home for the night.  Today’s little get away to the shores of Kanaloa Surf Beach was inspired by a budget-friendly wet suit that I picked up over at La Perla.

Fits Me Like a Glove

Featuring a deep shade of indigo accented with bright blue piping and a dark gray inlay, this outfit will have you suited up in style.  The Surf Set Gift from La Perla covers the entire length of your legs to protect them from the chilly water and any scrapes and scratches you might encounter.  It includes half length sleeves and a high collar to keep you completely shielded from the elements.  The package contained classic mesh sizes from extra small through extra large, but no alpha layer.  Although there weren’t fits designed exclusively for mesh avatars, the small worked just fine on my Belleza Jake mesh body.  I’m including a forward facing snapshot below so you can get a good look at the logo splashed across the chest area.  Ladies, don’t despair, there is a female version included for you as well.  I couldn’t drag Kat out with me today….maybe next time!  If you’re up for a surfing adventure, head on over to the group gift wall at La Perla.  For just one Linden dollar, you’ll be well equipped for a day of play at the beach.

Sizes Included:

  •  XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL

Happiness Comes in Waves

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes in Ashy Brown
Hair:  Vango Alex
Wetsuit:  La Perla Surf Set Gift (1L at the shop)
Surf Board and front facing pose included as part of my AO from Vista Animations
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  (Facing away from camera) Luane’s World
Sim:  Kanaloa Surf Beach

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Let the Fairy in You Fly

Keep Calm and Fairy On

Hello Fabulouses!  I’m just flitting in with a sprinkling of pixie dust to turn you into a magical fairy like me.  My entire avatar, from head to toe, is a prize in The World Fairy Hunt, which is going on right now over at Brii Underground.  Hidden throughout the store are 10 complete outfits with clothes, shoes, and accessories – all for just 5 Linden dollars each.  You’ll be searching for a fairy house, and the best part is, they are super easy to find.  In case you get stuck, you can click the sign in the store to pick up a note card with helpful hints.  Although I am showing the tiny fairy avatar, there are plenty of outfits for full sized avis as well – there’s something for everyone in this hunt.

Put on Your Fairy Wings!

The Aguane Fairy Avatar includes a full body alpha, this adorable shape, wings, dress, ribbons and flowers.  You wear the outfit all at once, so you cannot mix and match the clothing items, but I was totally ok with that since the final look is simply magical.  With big blue eyes, the tiniest pointy ears and delicate wings, this outfit will have you ready for role play in an instant.  No pixie dust required, but hey it was fun to toss the glittery stuff around!

What’s Included:

  • Full Alpha
  • Aguane Fairy Avatar Shape
  • Complete outfit which includes skin, eyes, hair and all items worn in picture

Well, I’m off to do some important fairy business.  The first thing on my list is to sprinkle some magical powder onto Ripley so he can fly just like the dog Nana in Peter Pan.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Complete Avatar:  Brii Underground Aguane Fairy Avatar (prize in The World Fairy Hunt – 5L)
Pose:  Muschi – Fairy Pose Set
Sim:  WonderOaks

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Feeling a Bit Foxy

Foxy

Hello Fabulous Readers!  After I saw Serena’s posts {here} and {here} and Pru’s post {here} about their discoveries on The Beached Bunny Hunt, I dusted off Ripley’s tracking harness, and we hit the trail.  Our first stop was over at Ink Blots, and it didn’t take the pupster long to sniff out a super cute cropped top that I am excited to share with you.

A Sweet Summer Top 

The knotted Fern top from Ink Blots features a botanical print in soft shades of green and teal splashed across a white background.  I really like its strapless design and the way the ties dangle down in front.  The back portion dips down low to allow your shoulders to catch some rays, which makes it ideal for warm sunshiney days.  I chose to pair the top with some worn denim shorts, but I think it would also look fantastic with a skirt for a dressier outfit.   To pick up this little jewel for yourself, all you have to do is travel to the shop and locate the hunt object, which is a beach sand pail.  The prizes in The Beached Bunny Hunt cost just 1 Linden dollar each, so they are quite budget friendly!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Selene
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Stealthic Passion
Top:  Ink Blots Summer Top Fern (prize for the Beached Bunny Hunt – 1L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts
Shoes:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Pose:  Adorkable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Neva River Sim

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Discoveries at Dawn

Dawn of a New Day

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a lovely Sunday.  Before the weekend is over, I want to tell you about two group gifts that I came across early this morning in my SL travels.  Although I chose white for the dress, it comes with a texture HUD packed with 15 options, including prints and solids, so it’s very versatile!

Dress to Impress

The free Katie Dress from Hilly Haalan Fashions features a sleeveless design with loosely draping fabric which is gathered at the waist with a belt.  A v-shaped neckline and a small gathered section in the skirt add visual interest.  I really like the soft shimmering texture of each of the solid colored options for the fabric, and look forward to trying out the pretty floral prints, too.  The belt is colorized separately from the body of the dress, which really adds to the variety of looks you can create.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh avatars (no classic fits).  To pick up this free July gift for yourself, simply teleport over to the shop, activate the Hilly Haalan Fashions group tag (it’s completely free to join), and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Fabulous Shoes That Can Lift Your “Sole”

Of course, what would a new dress be without a pair of heels to go with it?  Selene Creations has you covered with their free July group gift, which is a strappy pair of sexy high heels.  With plenty of wiggle room for your toes and a criss-cross design, these ivory shoes would challenge my navigational skills in real life with their high, narrow heels, but in Second Life, walking and even running in them is a piece of cake!  The package includes Belleza, Maitreya and Slink fits.  You do have to be a member of the Selene Creations group to receive these, and joining costs 100L, but they are just so pretty!  Here’s a close up so you can get a better look at them:

Chase Your Dreams....In High Heels of Course!

I’m off to finish exploring Snuggles Forest with Ripley.  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
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store Ryleigh
Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace
Dress:  Hilly Haalan Katie Dress (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  Selene Creations Gift July 2018 (free gift for members of Selene Creations group – 0L/100L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  Snuggles Forest

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Strolling Through a Secret Garden

Posies from a Secret Garden

Hello Fabulouses.  Happy Friday!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share one of the free gifts you can receive as a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It’s such a cute little number!

Stop and Smell the Roses

The sleeveless tank dress in my photo is the latest gift from Glitter.  Featuring a cheerful floral print scattered across a white background, spaghetti straps, and an asymmetrical hemline, this frock was the perfect outfit for a stroll in the secret garden on the Strawberry Lake sim.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh avatars (none for classic avatars).  To scoop up a copy for yourself, head over to the Glitter, make your way to the back of the shop on the other side of the staircase, and click the vendor.  This budget friendly dress is sure to become a summer time favorite!  There are a number of other free gifts available in the shop, and quite a few lucky chairs and a midnight mania board as well.  I’m crossing my fingers that I will be able to share the mania prize soon.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Pretty Posies

To keep with the floral theme, I slipped on some LT Rose Earrings from Torakoun Sands that I discovered on the Marketplace for just 49L.  With three delicate rose blossoms and a pair of leaves, these baubles echoed the print of my new frock beautifully.  The text on the Marketplace listing is right on when it states the earrings are simple yet elegant.  I really like the bright pop of color they add to my look and thought they formed the perfect finishing touch.

Well, Ripley has that “I’m about to dig in the soft earth of this garden” glint in his eyes.  Before he gets us kicked out of the sim, I’d better go put a halt to his plans.  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
Hair:  Truth Hair Farryn
Earrings:  Torakoun Sands .: LT :. Rose Earrings (49L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  Glitter Roses Fitmesh Tank Dress Red (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Sabotage – Strawberry Lake

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I’m Ready – Let the Fireworks Fly!

You Should Be Here

Well hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are over at Landscape Dialogue scoping out a good spot to catch some 4th of July fireworks later on tonight.  I’ll be bringing a cooler of refreshments and goodies to munch on.  Ripley, however, is planning on staying home.  The loud explosions and acrid scent of the black and flash powders cause him to huddle trembling under the computer desk.  So, it looks like there will be plenty of room for friends all along this sturdy stone wall.  You should come!

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

Well, not really, but they sure came in handy today while searching for the perfect viewing spot.  The best part?  They are part of a free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group from the Frimon Store.  The package also includes the seated Nando pose I used for my snapshot, both as a pose ball to rez and the isolated pose itself.  It worked well for my rest break on the wall, but also could be used for chairs, benches, etc.  I had to edit the sunglasses so they perched correctly on my hand, but even with my basic editing skills, it was a piece of cake to adjust them.  To pick up this fantastic free offer, simply switch to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and click the vendor.

Stars and Stripes for the Big Day

Well, I am the star (wink), but my stripes are found on my new free Glamour pants from Treized Designs.  With a dashing black and white design, these classic joggers will have you outfitted in style.  Bold white stripes run down the outside edge of each leg and adorn the side pockets (which are handy for carrying along everyday essentials).  An interesting feature that I had not seen before is the double waistband with dual string ties.  I like this unusual design element!  The gift box includes classic as well as mesh body fits.  You need to be a member of Treized Designs to receive this free gift, but the join fee is only 0L, so it was just right for my budget!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Altamura
  • Belleza
  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Nx-David
  • Slink

I’m off to get Ripley back home before firecrackers start going off and scare the bejeebers out of the poor guy.  Happy 4th of July to all our readers in the USA!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Pants:  Treized Deisgns Glamour Pants (free gift for members of the Treized Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Frimon Store Nando (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sim:  Landscape Dialogue

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Hello July

Hello July

Happy Saturday or Sunday, Fabulouses (depending on where you are in the world)!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  The pupster and I decided to spend some of ours indulging in some budget friendly retail therapy.  After reading Aline’s post {HERE} in which she said there was another free super cute crop top over at FashionNatic, I decided to teleport over to the store and take a look around.  Boy, am I glad I did!

Thank you, Aline!!

The Nadia top is a flirty wrap style sleeveless shirt that includes a HUD packed with a fat pack of 30 textures.  I opted to shade all portions with a really pretty pink floral pattern, but I could just have easily colored the left side, right side, and tie differently.  That opens up a ton of variations!  With neck and back lines that plunge low, and a tummy skimming fit, you’ll be able to stay cool all summer long wearing this top.  Nadia coordinated well with my casual capris, but I could also see pairing it with a skirt for a dressier look.  The package contains versions for mesh bodies only.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, activate the FashionNatic group tag (it’s completely free to join), click the vendor, and select “deliver.”

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Ripley and I are off to wander the grounds of the Mystical Fae sim.  It’s just so tranquil and beautifully landscaped.  I’d highly recommend a trip there!  Until next time, happy shopping.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  LeLutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Exile Drive Fast (available at Collabor88)
Necklace:  Cae Dakota
Top:  FashionNatic Nadia top (free gift for members of the FashionNatic Group – 0L/0L to join)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris in Pink
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Misty Summer Morn

Misty Summer Morn

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are pausing during our walk on this misty morning to tell you about a gorgeous dress that I picked it up as a free group gift over at Patty CK Fashion.  It features lacy white fabric accented with bands of geometric patterns in bright, jewel tones.  I just love the contrast between light and dark colors in this frock!  Dora’s off the shoulder design makes it terrific for summer, and maxi dresses are absolutely my favorite go to’s (even in RL).  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Teleport Hub Group, which has a 10L join fee, but as I’ve said before, this is one group that is well worth the investment, because it offers members free gifts across the grid.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

We are off to explore the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Devin’s Eye sim.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier
Hair:  Truth Hair Jamie
Dress:  Patty C.K. Fashion Dora dress (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Necklace:  La Forgia Jewels Primula Necklace (10L on the Marketplace)
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Devin’s Eye

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Oh Baby It’s a Wild World

Tiger Lily

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Ripley and I took a walk in the cool, fragrant woods on the Ren Faire sim.  It sure beat the 113 degrees real life threw my way!  I couldn’t resist posing for a snapshot in front of a bed of tiger lilies.  They echoed the hue of my new dress beautifully.

A Free Gift for a Fabulous Group

Isn’t the “Alone Again” frock a beauty?  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline and slender shoulder straps, it gracefully drapes over your curves.  The neckline in front is quite high, but the back is open and allows the summer breeze to caress your skin.  I just love the vivid hues in the fabric!  The pattern is called “animal,” and I can see the echo of tiger stripes and a leopard print design in the texture.  With fit mesh for classic avatars and mesh body versions, this free gift from Entice is ideal for most avatars.  The designer even included two alphas – one for smaller sizes and one for larger sizes.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply activate the Fabulously Free in SL group tag (it’s completely free to join), and click the vendor.   If you are a fan of bold colors and dramatic textures, this is sure to become a summer favorite!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh
  • Alpha layer for smaller and larger sizes
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  Magika Good Vibes
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier
Dress:  Entice Alone Again (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)
Bracelets:  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver and Flame
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Ren Faire

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Surf’s Up!

Surfs Up

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I have quite a gift to share with you today – it’s a free Bento mesh head.  Yup, you read that right – freeAkeruka Creations is offering the Leon Bento mesh head to members of the AK Heads, News & Support group as a gift.  This head comes with all the bells and whistles:  a shape for your body, mesh eyes, animations HUD, piercings, teeth, gestures, and even a body skin applier for Belleza, Signature and Slink mesh bodies.  The body applier has ten skin tones, and makes it a snap to match up Leon with your pre-existing mesh body.  The Leon shape is completely editable, so I was able to adjust the sliders to get the look I wanted.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you do need to be a group member (joining costs 150L), but monthly gifts are offered, and even if you were just to get Leon alone, 150L for a Bento Mesh head is an amazing deal!  I’m not sure how long this offer will be available, so I’d recommend teleporting over to Akeruka Creations soon if you are in the market for a new mesh head.

The Surfer’s Life

Well, I’m gonna grab my board and catch a few waves while the surf is strong.  Good thing I have my new Surf’s Up Wetsuit in Sear from RIOT.  I picked it up over at The Arcade for just 50L.  The machine is packed with beachwear, swim trunks, wet t-shirts, six different surf boards, and some ice cream sandwiches to enjoy after a long day of shooting the curl.  Ladies, there are wetsuits and shirts for you to win, too.  Before you pay to play, you will need to select whether you would like Maitreya, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, or Slink Male.  I was wishing to score the wet t shirt, which would have been great for showing off my abs, but sigh……. Anyway, I’m off!  Hopefully I won’t have too many wipe outs.  Wish me luck!

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Akeruka Creations Leon Bento Mead (free gift for members of AK Heads News & Support Group – 0L/150L to join)
Head/Body Applier and Eyes are included with head
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  RIOT Surf’s Up Wetsuit in Sear (available at The Arcade – 50L per play)
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Surf Cove at Playa Perdita
Song:  Wipe Out by the Beach Boys

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