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Spelling 101

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Hey there FabFree!  In my last post I showed you a group gift by MonaLISA [HERE], and as I was digging through the rest of the items I picked up at the same time, I came across this great business suit that had a real teachery kind of feel to me.  It reminded me that “someone” was picking on my Canadian spelling last week in blog comments posted [HERE] and I had threatened to school him on the subject.

I honestly have no idea why we have different spellings for the same words between Canada and the USA. It’s probably one of those things we’ll never figure out with history going back and forth… Just saying…  I wasn’t wrong!

Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit

The MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket both come in S-XL mesh sizes with alpha layers.  As I mentioned in my previous post regarding MonaLISA, the group is 100L to join.

Hey, I Put Some New Shoes On

On my avatar, I am also wearing the latest group gift shoe offer by Phedora!  The Marian Heels have been added in a full fatpack of colours to the ever growing group gift section at their shop.  With a one time 300L join fee, you can pick up several fantastic pairs of shoes that are compatible with many types of feet.

In A Hurry

As Edi mentioned in her post earlier today [HERE], it’s Fifty Linden Friday… and if you are really quick, you can still stop by Maxi Gossamer and pick up their Fifty Linden Friday offer for today.  It’s a little tough to see in my post, but you can buy their Love Catcher Heart Necklace and Earring set for 50L, just today!

Class dismissed!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Oceana
Outfit – MonaLISA Business Mini Skirt & Suit Jacket (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Phedora Marian Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer FLF Necklace Love Catcher Heart (50L / Fifty Linden Friday)
Glasses – Mad Mesh Mesh Nerd Glasses in several colours (plain and checkered) (9L / marketplace)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Scene – *CS* Welcome to Classroom (edited board – pose not used) (65L / marketplace)

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Smiles on a Cloudy Day

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Hello there, Fabulouses!  It has been a number of cold, gray, rainy days in a row where I am in RL, so I guess that influenced my selection of outfit and location for today’s blog post.  With a couple of lamps to guide our way, Ripley and I set out to explore the snowy It All Starts With a Smile sim. Rip never has to worry about getting the chills with his luxurious fur coat, and lucky for me, with my cozy knitted outfit and scarf from VIPs Creations, I stayed toasty warm all day as well!

Nothing Goes Together Like Winter and a Sweater

Unless of course it’s a knitted skirt, fleecy scarf, and a sweater!  My entire outfit today from my shawl to my shoes is a free group gift for members of the VIPs Creations group, which by the way, is free to join!  I just love it when I get a complete outfit all in one swoop!  The soft, woolen, long-sleeved sweater wrapped my arms in comfort, while its cropped waistline offered a sexy peek at my midsection.  Just so we could keep snuggly warm, the generous designer tucked a black scarf in the package to drape around our necks.  It resizes with just a touch, so you can adjust it as needed for your avatar.  A thick, knitted gray skirt which fell to just above my knees, perfectly coordinated with the hue of my top, and rounded out my outfit.  Finally, before setting out with Ripley, I slipped on the Cecilia shoes, which are also included as part of the gift.   These leather high heels are packed with details such as three buckles and delicate knotted laces.  They were the perfect footwear to shield my toes from old Jack Frost.  If you would love to capture this sweet, stylish complete outfit for yourself, head on over to VIPs Creations, join the group if you’re not a member already, then tap the gift board.  There’s also a men’s group gift up for grabs, but since Ripley already sports a fluffy winter coat, he opted out (not to mention the fact that he’s a canine!).  I can’t say I blame him….he’s pretty cute just the way he is!

What’s Included:

  • Cecilia Shoes for Slink, Belleza and Maitreya
  • Skirt in Standard Fitmesh Sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya and Slink
  • Top in Standard Fitmesh Sizes as well as Belleza, Maitreya and Slink
  • Black Scarf

Sunny Days Ahead…. (I Hope!)

I think Ripley and I have had enough rain and gray skies to fill us up for quite some time.  Until my next post, here’s wishing you sunshine and happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Argrace Hotaru

Outfit:  VIPS Creations Female Outfit January Gift (free gift for VIPS Creations group members 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Aushka & Co.

Sim:  It All Starts With a Smile
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Socking It To Me

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There is one thing about men that I will never understand… Actually there are several things, but one strikes me particularly hard today – Why oh why, do the socks go on the floor beside the laundry hamper?  I even moved the hamper where he was tossing them last week, thinking to myself “Ok…  if I can’t beat him, I need to join him“, but no…  The socks are still beside…  the…  laundry … hamper.

I am considering that perhaps there is some kind of negative magnetic force that keeps them from going inside the basket.  What else could it possibly be?  I am reading up on the subject…  “How To Understand Him”.  Wish me luck.

At Least One Thing Was Clear

One thing that was really clear to me today was that I was really glad I picked up the Zenovia Outfit as a free group gift at MonaLISA.  I joined this group for 100L some time in December to take advantage of a lucky board prize [blogged here] that is still available, and stopped in today to check out what was available in the way of group offers.  There are tons of group gifts, a midnight mania board, and a few group lucky boards too.

The Zenovia Outfit all goes on in one click and includes the skirt, top, and cardigan.  It comes in XS-XL mesh sizes and includes the alphas in the case that you need them.

Like My Hair?

I think I jumped up and down when I saw that Truth was participating in this new round of The Epiphany with three gorgeous long hairstyles at just 50L per play!  I am wearing Wind today, and can’t wait to get my hands on the other two as well!  All of the braids and waves are done perfectly.

TRUTH Kingdoms Gacha

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Wind (50L per play @ The Epiphany)
Outfit – MonaLISA Zenovia Outfit (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Necklace – Izzie’s Heartkey Necklace
Pose by Sari Sari

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Water Cooler Break

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Busy working… sort of.

It was a busy day at the office and I needed a quick break so I stopped by the water cooler. I managed to get in a little social networking while I was there as well… like talking about my latest outfit find at Prism. I hunted down this 1L Winter Blows Hunt gift in no time flat to add to my wardrobe just the other day and it is perfect for a day at the office. My colleagues agreed.

What you get.

The outfit is one piece mesh, belt included, and comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a good alpha layer if you are still rocking your system bod. I paired it with a pair of black boots for a complete look, but you could always go with heels. For 1L and some hunting time, this dress is a steal.

Back to work for me… break time is over!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Dangerous
Outfit – Prism – Wynona Cable Knit Dress (1L for the Winter Blows Hunt)

Sim Location – Furillen

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Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Once upon a time…….a fair princess named Kathryn followed her sure-footed canine Prince Ripley on a journey through the lands beyond First Life.  They had many marvelous adventures including rescuing homeless kittens, conquering dust bunnies, and spying a Kraken while sailing across sparkling waters.  Along the way, the fair maiden and her companion kept their eyes peeled for bargains and special items to share with their readers.  On this fair evening, two sweet, new friends lead our adventurers to discover yet another Fabulous Find…

Pretty in Pastel

My outfit tonight features a rose-tinted, high-waist maxi skirt which hugs my curves and drapes softly to a slightly ruffled, ankle-length hem.  Naomi comes in fitmesh in two sizes (XXS – S) and (M-L) as well as a Maitreya version.  In this picture, I am sporting the fitmesh style, even though I am wearing my Maitreya Lara body.  For some reason, the top I chose to wear kept poking through the Maitreya version of the skirt, but it behaves itself with the fitmesh option.  This long skirt is fit for a princess, yet won’t dent the palace coffers at all, since it is a free gift for the Second Life Frees and Offers Group.  Best of all, the group is completely free to join!  All you need to do to add the Naomi skirt to your wardrobe is switch to your SL Frees and Offers group tag, teleport over to the WellMade store, then tap the group gift sign.

Finishing Touches

My baby unicorn friend is gazing up at my Love and Luck Necklace from Kerriki.  I think its subtle sparkle and sheen caught the little one’s fancy.  I can’t say I blame her!  A delicate shade of pink tourmaline, the clover pendant sits suspended from a finely wrought silver chain, just waiting to bring good fortune my way.  With a price tag of only one little linden, I couldn’t pass up a four-leafed lucky charm!  This little gem can be yours with one quick shopping trip to the Marketplace. Who knows, it might even bring you good luck, too!

Off to Explore

Before the alarm clock rouses me from my fairy tale slumber, the pupster and I need to check out some more of the Once Upon a Fairy Tale sim.  Sweet dreams to you, dear readers, and happy shopping!

~ Princess Kathryn (and Sir Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor

Necklace:  Kerriki Love and Luck Necklace Pink Tourmaline (1L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Vivi Sasha Floral Swing Tank Pink

Skirt:  WellMade Naomi Rose Long Skirt (free gift for SL Frees and Offers Group 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High Feet (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  aDorkable Poses

Sim:  Once Upon a Fairy Tale
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Stood Up

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Stood up.

He said we had a date, and I was all decked out. Dressed to the nines. Fit to kill. You know how it goes. You find just the gown at ALB that can’t be passed up, especially since it’s free. I opted out of the full skirt and kept it simple, going only for the slinky white part with the draping back and the low cut neckline and then I waited at the door but he never showed up. It’s a good thing the dress didn’t cost me anything… or I might have more in the way of revenge than just petty aggravation on my mind.

Of course if you have an upcoming date, you can get this dress too… and it comes in all the right sizes: fitmesh XS – XL as well as Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP.

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Pairing things up.

I had a flair for dramatics. (So does he… I’m sure he’ll have some excuse.) So I added this jewelry from Lazuri to my dress. It’s the current group gift out. I’m showing you the necklace and cuff bracelets, but there were also rings and earrings too. They are even color change, with a choice of silver or gold metal and an ability to change the color of the pearls as well. Lazuri frequently sets out large sets of color change gifts, so though the group fee is 250L, it means a lot of jewelry for your group fee.

I wonder if he’ll show up late to pay the ticket for the bottle of wine I ordered…

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Guiliana
Jewelry – Lazuri – Prana Necklace and Prana Cuff Bracelets (Free Group gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress & Shoes – ALB – Shani gown NYEve & heels (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

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Time For Battle

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Hey there Fabulouses!

She Shoots!  She …  Misses Completely

I had some free time this week and thought I wold head over to the Outbreak Sim for some zombie shooting fun.  My shooting aim of course is horrible…  The zombies there don’t even really fear my gun…  If I am aiming at them, they are pretty safe.  It’s the ambulance windshield right next to him that needs to worry…  or the tree WAY over to the left.  It’s a good thing Carson just follows around behind me shooting them all dead.  Sometimes he even lets me think that I hit one or two…  but we both know the truth.

Looking Good For Battle

I may not survive very long on my own in a zombie apocolypse, but at least I’ll look great thanks to the new 7 Seas Fishing Prize at Sn@tch!!  The new 22 piece prize that was put out this week is called Fish For This:  Time For Battle and comes with all kinds of great pieces to mix and match for a hot battle outfit including system layers, omega appliers, a mesh jacket, footwear, accessories and makeup!

ALLLL  The Pieces…

In my photo, you will see that  am wearing three of the pieces to the outfit.  Below I have added their vendor ad so that you can see all of them!  As previously mentioned on the blog, the 7 Seas Fishing Rod is 100L to purchase, but you can use it over and over again for future prizes which switch out usually every couple of weeks.
Sn@tch Fish 4 This-Time for Battle Vendor Ad SM

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Noela
Shirt – Sn@tch Battle Harness Omega Applier (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Jacket – Sn@tch Disco Fur Jacket (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Pants – Sn@tch Badass Pants Omega Applier (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Boots – N-Core Calyssa Fatpack (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Outbreak

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Sitting Pretty

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Hunting for Frosting.

I made a couple stops along the trail of the Frosting Hunt and found a couple of gems to share with you. My first stop was Prism, where I picked up my outfit. It includes this excellent pair of suede pants and the lovely off the shoulder pink sweater. Each piece is separate and comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a good alpha layer. For just 1L and a little hunting time to find the snowflake, this gem of an outfit can be yours.

Sitting pretty.

I also stopped by Kitty Creations because I was in need of a furniture pick-me-up. The Frosting Hunt prize there is this lovely braided rug as well as this nicely patterned black ottoman which includes quite a few very nice unisex sits. The rug is copiable, but the ottoman is no copy. However for only 1L, if you want more than one of this gorgeous ottoman, it won’t break the bank to hunt down the snowflake and buy more than one copy of this Frosting Hunt prize at Kitty Creations.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Essena
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Outfit – Prism – Janessa by Journey (1L for the Frosting Hunt)
Shoes – E-Clipse – Oxford Brown Common Shoes

The Stuff…

Ottoman & Rug – Kitty Creations – Sadie Dubratt – Casual Ottoman & Multi-colored Braided Rug (1L for the Frosting Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

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3-Step Winter Blues

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Hi there FabFree!  It appears a few of us bloggers have got the blues this week and I have the blues too, but it’s more in the way of colour!  Blue is actually my favourite colour, so it pleases me that I found a handful of group gifts in the way of clothing, and furnishing items, all in blue shades.  I’ll be sending you on a three step journey below to get your blue on.  Get your teleporting shoes on!

Step One:

Head over to Chaotic Creative and join the Third Life inworld group (will cost you 10L) to pick up your free copy of the Newmarket Entry Set that includes several of the décor pieces shown in my photo:

  • Bench
  • Copy Baskets
  • Rug
  • Coat Rack

Step Two:

After you have your Newmarket Entry Set in hand, teleport over to Vintage Touch and join their free inworld group so that you are able to grab their new free group gift which is the Antique Wooden Sled you see tucked behind my bench.  You’ll find it on the desk right at the door.

Step Three:

Turn around 180 degrees and walk straight across to Poeme where you can find the mesh Chaleur Sweater (incudes alpha layer) and Winter Posies Scarf on the VIP wall as a free group gift with a free group join.

Have a great day everyone!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Debra
Sweater & Scarf – Poeme Chaleur Sweater & Winter Posies Scarf (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Blueberry Denise
Boots  – Reign Dare

The Stuff…

Build – Scarlet Creative Rhaw Rustic Barn (50L per play / instore gacha)
Entry Way Set – Chaotic Creative Newmarket Entry (free Third Life Group Gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Vintage Sled – Vintage Touch Antique Wooden Sled (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Dogs – Jian Sleeping Huskies (previous Arcade gift)
Pose by Secret Body

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Risqué

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Hi there Fabulouses! Erratic, who is known for some of the sexiest, best fitting lingerie out there has a new group gift in store for their inworld group members!  This group is 100L to join, but I would have paid much more than that for this hot item, so it was a no brainer for me, and now I can look forward to future gifts by staying in the group too!

Get Risqué

If you like the sexy bralette I am wearing today, you can teleport over to Erratic and head straight to the Risqué Luxury Lingerie section where you can pick up their new group gift that includes this very feminine and foxy, made for Maitreya top that could be worn as a sheer top or as lingerie with your favourite panties.  It fits so snug to the body, that it appears to be applied right on, but it is indeed mesh.

Get Risqué in Colour

In my photo I am showing you the noir version, but it comes in all of the colours listed below:

  • Noir
  • Crimson
  • Frost
  • Ivory
  • Lilac
  • Mint
  • Plum
  • Rose

How to get your gift…

Either activate your Erratic group tag, or click the gift sign and look for the link in local chat to join.

TIP:  If you are ever having trouble joining a group that a group gift is set to (depending on your viewer – I am on Firestorm), instead of searching around for a group join sign, you can simply right click your mouse and “edit” the group gift giver.  In the General Tab you can find which group the gift is set to.  Click on that group and join it!  This doesn’t work every time…  but most times it does :).
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eye Makeup – Bold & Beauty Natasha&Kristina Eye Makeup
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Magika Things
Top – Erratic Bralette Maitreya Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Jeans – Blueberry Melanie
Pose by Lyrium Poses

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