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Visiting a Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Hello Fab Free!  I’m just popping in with a quick post about a free complete outfit that you can pick up just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Since the group is completely free to join, this ensemble will cost you exactly zero Linden dollars – now that’s what I call a budget friendly, fabulous find!  My strapless bandeau top and jeans capris from Alias also includes the black high heel sandals in the picture.  A HUD with 15 options for textures, and a rainbow of color choices for the top enables you to fully customize to your heart’s desire.   I can see myself wearing this outfit over and over throughout the summer!  With wide cuffs that fall below the knee, and a fun chain-style belt, the soft grayish-blue capris will coordinate well with a variety of other tops, which enhances the versatility of this free gift.  Since the package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, it’s a definite must have for your summer wardrobe!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

I’m off to round up the pupster who wandered off exploring while I paused to snap my photo.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store Everly (available at The Seasons Story)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1

Outfit:  Alias Hope PT 1 {includes top, capris AND heels!} – (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Lemon Beach

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C’est La Vie

La Vie

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Sunday!  As you can see, Ripley and I had a lazy morning over on the La Vie sim today.  I tossed some crumbs to this adorable gaggle of geese while the pupster supervised, making sure no Ripley snack pieces were in the mix.  What a lovely way to start the day!

As Luck Would Have It

Yesterday, I shared a group gift that I had picked up over at Zoom Design.  When I went back to the store to pick up the landmark for my post, I happened to glance over at the group only Lucky Boards, and was thrilled to see a “K” appear.  Quick as a wink, I tapped the board, and became the proud new owner of this Gizele Outfit.  The free package included a separate crop top, skirt, and four texture color change HUD.  I chose the black floral design, but could have gone with solid black, solid brown or a brown floral pattern.  The top includes lacing which criss-crosses through golden eyelets; it’s sexy, yet keeps you covered in all the right places.  The skirt reaches to almost knee length and features a slit in the side.  In the photo, it appears like there are two slits, but that is an illusion created by the sit position – there is actually just one slit on the left side.  Sorry about that, but I just love the romantic nature of the pose in the swing, so I opted to go with this photo, and explain about the skirt.  To pick up a copy of this sweet outfit for yourself, simply teleport over to the shop, switch to the Zoom Designs group tag, and cross your fingers.  Hopefully your special letter will appear quickly!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

New Tresses

On Friday, I received a group notice from the Olive VIP group regarding a new release, so I popped over to the shop to take a look.  While there, I scooped up some of the VIP gift hairs on the shelf and noticed the Aries style, which is part of the Zodiac Collection.  This gorgeous, full, side-parted, shoulder length style frames the face in luxurious waves.  The free gift package for group members includes a FULL fat pack of color options, so it’s a wonderful treat.  Also on the shelf, you’ll find the newest group gift, an updo called Skee, as well as a variety of other free items.  If you are not a group member, you can purchase the Aries Zodiac Collection at the store.

The crumbs have all been gobbled up, the geese have dispersed, and Ripley is giving me that “I’m STARVING!” look with his deep chocolate eyes.  He WAS a good boy, and made no move to “share” the breadcrumbs with the birds, so it’s time to head on home, and reward his model behavior.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Olive the Zodiac Collection Aries Hair (free group gift for Olive VIP Group – 0L/500L to join)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Dark Desire Choker

Top:  Zoom Design Gizele Outfit (free Lucky Board Prize for members of Zoom Design – 0L/99L to join)

Skirt:  Zoom Design Gizele Outfit (free Lucky Board Prize for members of Zoom Design – 0L/99L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Mary Heels (75L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Tarte Garden Swing (on La Vie sim)

Sim:  La Vie

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All Dressed Up

Dress Me Up

Hello Fabulous Readers! This morning, Ripley came up to me with a gleam in his eye and his tracking harness dangling from his mouth.  With February being so short, I had almost forgotten it is the beginning of March already.  This was the pupster’s way of reminding me that some new hunts have rolled around.  I fastened all the buckles, clipped on his leash, and with the promise of Ripley snacks for a job well done, we hit the trail of the Dress Her Up Hunt.  The theme of this 2L hunt is anything that dresses up your avi or your home, and the object you are looking for is a plum colored, formal dress.

Only Two Lindens?  Yes, Please!

Our first stop was Shae’s Designs where we picked up the ebony-colored Ginger dress.  With three quarter length sleeves, a scooped neckline, and a realistic texture in the fabric, this frock can take you from a casual afternoon to a date night, depending on the accessories you pair with it.  Ginger leaves your shoulders mostly bare, and dips low in the back.  It is designed exclusively for mesh bodies and will fit Slink Hourglass and Physique, as well as Maitreya.  For just 2L, I was able to add a little black dress to my inventory.  Every girl needs a little black dress (or two, or three…).  The hunt runs through March 31st, so you have plenty of time to do some sleuthing of your own.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

To celebrate our find, Ripley and I headed over to the Witchwood sim, where he happily gobbled up his reward, and I soaked up some nature.  Now we are off to seek out our next hunt gift.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Exile Strawberry Wine

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Necklace

Earrings: Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Earrings

Dress:  Shae’s Designs Ginger Dress (hunt gift for the Dress Her Up Hunt – 2L)

Rings:  Meva Julia Bento Rings

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  Witchwood
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Fuchsia Dreams

Swinging My Cares Away
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw that Love and Aline had picked up some wonderful outfits at the Cart Wash, Ripley and I just had to teleport there and mosey around.  I’m so glad we did!  I scooped up my top, jeans and boots over at the Brandy’s Boutique display for just 10L, and also indulged in a new manicure from the Defiant Unicorn cart for 10L.

Flirty Fucshia

With a romantic top, snug fitting blue jeans, and sexy, thigh-high boots, the Innocent Lace Fuchsia outfit is sure to please!  A cheery ribbon adds a bright pop of color, and grommets along the hemline and neckline provide visual interest.  I like the way the top portion of the fabric is solid, but the bottom is fashioned from translucent lace.  Medium blue denim pants and over-the-knee, curve-hugging boots keep your legs toasty warm.  If the bright pink of the bow is not your style, you can find gold or green bow versions at the Brandy’s Boutique display, all for only 10 little Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Standard Classic
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Polish It Up

For just the right finishing touch, I slicked on Val’s Polish from Defiant Unicorn.  The glossy red and pink shades in the applier HUD are just perfect for the upcoming holiday.  They were super easy to apply to my Maitreya mesh body, and provide an easy way to add glam to your look for just 10L.  You can get a better view of this pretty polish in my close up shot below:

Full of Thought

If you haven’t been to the Wash to check out the Cart Sale, I’d highly recommend a visit.  There are so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds just awaiting discovery!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with long wisps from Sugar added)

Jewelry:  Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Necklace and Earrings

Manicure:  Defiant Unicorn Val’s Polish (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Top, Jeans and Boots:  Brandy’s Boutique Innocent Lace Fucshsia (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Pose:  (full body shot)  Zuma Jupiter’s HPMD Branch Log Swing (located at the Elvenshire sim)

(close up) Infiniti

Sim:  Elvenshire

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Desert Boho

Desert Boho

Happy Monday, fabulous readers!

I was looking through a box of old photos and found this picture of me hamming it up during my ’70s boho days on Route 66.

Lol, not really! 😉

But a visit to The Mother Road sim reminded me of the decade I spent living in the High Desert of California. I didn’t live in a trailer in the middle of nowhere, but just a mile or two from my house you could find scenes that looked remarkably like this one… tumbleweeds and all.

Boho Chic Chick

To create my boho look, I stopped by The Boho Culture Fair (TBCF) and picked up a few of the MANY generous gifts.

First off, my outfit is TBCF gift from Rir Life.  The Bartot Top & Lagenlook Pants are a really fun, carefree look. You can’t see them here, but the pants have a short flare on each side, almost like they were made of big scarves. The top ties at the waist with just a hint of skin showing. Both top and pants are sized for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies.

Accessories

I also picked up some fun items to complement my boho look:

  • My Dream Catcher Choker is a free TBCF gift from SAGA. It comes with a HUD that includes 4 different metal colors for the leaves. Click the choker for the blue resizer menu.
  • My bracelet is a free TBCF gift from !IT! It includes a HUD with 10 different metals and is resizeable through the HUD.
  • Like my pose? You can pick it up as a gift from Stonerella at TBCF. Be sure to wear your Bento hands for the full effect.

The Boho Culture Fair runs through November 9, so you still have a few days to stop by. I could not give you direct landmarks to the individual vendors because you’ll wind up back at the landing point, but you can always do an area search to find what you need. You do need to join the Fair Lovers or Hunters in-world group to pick up most of the gifts –  it is only 1L to join.

BTW, Kat already showed this cute strapless dress by Gypsy Chic that you can pick up at TBCF landing point. Be sure to grab that one, too!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Avi-Glam Jane Skin (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Eyes Applier: Izzie’s Yonder Eyes
Lipgloss: Pink Fuel Glamour Gloss Nudes (March Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Choker: SAGA Dream Catcher Choker (free gift @ TBCF)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: Elikatira Janiah (past FLF; not currently available)
Outfit: Rir Life Bartot Top & Lagenlook Pants Bohemian Fall (1L gift @ TBCF)
Bracelet: !IT! Margaret Bracelet (free gift @ TBCF)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Pose: Stonerella Boho Culture Pose (1L gift @ TBCF)
Location: Mother Road

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Keeping It All In Balance

Keeping It All in Balance

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share another free gift from Seniha.  In my last post {HERE}, I shared the chevron printed Drizella dress.  While I was at the shop, I also picked up the Jade top, which is a free group gift for the Third Life group.  This cute cropped blouse features a delicate floral pattern scattered over a cream colored background, and a criss-crossed halter style neckline.  It paired beautifully with my black jeans, but I think it would also look lovely with a skirt.  The group has a 10L join fee, but that includes access to a variety of gifts around the grid, so it’s well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

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:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available – sorry)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Vivienne Mesh Hair

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1

Top:  Seniha Jade top (free gift for The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Jeans:  Country Couture Skinny Jeans Black (part of the Kisses 25 Cents outfit)

Heels:  KC Couture Hedy Heels (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  [Expressive Poses] Moa2 (gift on the Marketplace – 1L)

Sim:  The Last Forever

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One Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

Hello Fabulouses!  In the midst of all the weekend chores, it’s so important to indulge in some down time.   You have to look out for yourself so that you can care for others.  Here, Ripley and I are enjoying a magic hour before diving into all the “have-to’s” that seem to make up my weekends.

Bold Chevron Print

My sexy black and white Drizella dress today is a free gift from Seniha for members of the Mesh Body Friends group.  I just love the timeless zig-zag pattern that never goes out of style.  This little beauty features a neckline that plunges deeply, but still provides coverage in all the right areas.  A coordinating panel accentuates your waist, and the skirt falls to just the right length.  Best of all, since the MBF group has no join fee, I added my new frock to my collection completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I suppose one hour off will have to do for today.  After a trip to the home improvement store to pick out a replacement for a dripping faucet in RL (I had NO idea there were *so* many faucet styles available!), I never did get to grocery shopping yesterday.  I can’t let the pupster run out of Ripley Snacks…  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available – sorry)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph eyes in Soldier

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Bianca (75L in store Gacha)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1 p6

Dress:  Seniha Drizella Dress (free group gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends Group 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Hedy Heels (50L on the Marketplace)

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Tutys

Sim:  Small Town Green

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Once in a Bluemoon

Not so lost

Once in a Blue moon you run across a special gift and you know it’s meant for you! It was that way with the gifts I found the other day. I knew I had to share them with you!

Oh so blue…

Bluemoon Enterprise has out a gift that will leave you anything but blue, even if this traveler inspired Gypsy dress is blue in color. It includes the poet shirt and broomstick skirt in white and blues and is a free gift with your free group join.

Sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

Add a flower.

I stopped by the Aloha Fair and was pleasantly surprised to discover a multitude of generous gifts at the different booths. I picked out the Perllific Necklace with its attached white lily for just 1L at the IT! booth to add to my outfit as the final touch. It is lovely and pretty and all good girlie things! Don’t miss out on this pretty gift!

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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 – Truth Hair – Denee
Necklace – Indulge Temptation! IT! – Pearliffic Necklace SE (1L @ The Aloha Fair)
Dress – Bluemoon Enterprise – Gypsy (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Lost Unicorn, A Unicorn Forest Sanctuary

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Let Your Colors Burst

Vision

Hello Fabulouses!  I have a quick post for you today, featuring a completely free, bustier from ViSion Clothing Company.  With a soft pink, lavender and gold floral pattern splashed across a dark background, this colorful, sexy top will set off your curves in style.  I really like the eye-catching details of the silver rivet accents and the black criss-cross side straps.  Since the misty morning air was cool, I decided to slip on a leather cropped jacket, but as the day heats up, I plan to remove it, and soak up some sunshine.  Either way, this top looks fantastic, and so will you!  Best of all, the ViSion Clothing Company group has no join fee, so you can scoop up this bustier for free.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Although it’s above our 75L maximum limit, I thought it was worth mentioning that my beaded necklace from Indulge Temptation is currently 50% off.  In fact, every item in the store is 50% off until July 10th, so if you are looking to add some reasonably priced baubles to your inventory, you might want to journey over to IT! and take a peek around.

Baby, You’re a Firework…

Although I enjoy Fourth of July celebrations, I dread them as well, because poor Ripley is terrified of the sound of fireworks.  Last night, he paced my room, and spent some time cowering partly under my computer desk (poor boy doesn’t quite fit under it any more).  I’m sure the next couple of days will be challenging for him as neighbors celebrate Independence Day with firecrackers, Roman Candles, and Skyrockets. I know he’ll be glad to have this holiday behind us.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier: Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  enVOGUE Hair Beyonce (free Hair Fair gift – First blogged {HERE} by Astrid)

Jacket:  .:MCK:. Cropped Leather Jacket

Top:  .ViSion. Clothing Company Bustier Melani (free group gift 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1 p6 (115L as part of the 50% off store wide sale)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris Black

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Svalbard II Guerrero

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Sinister to Sultry

Sinister to Sultry Sometimes all you need is a little makeup and a change in eye-color to change your look in a dramatic way. Using eyes by S0NG that I picked up at the Crossroads event, and makeup from the 50 Shades of Catwa Hunt happening at Indulge Temptation, I was able to take Pru’s look from slightly sinister to sultry. Pru’s wearing the same head, hair, and base skin in both photos.

In my opinion eyes from S0NG almost always have an otherworldly look to them. The Nyx eyes gacha by S0NG at the Crossroads event is no exception. These eyes have that signature glassy look S0NG is known for, and come in a huge variety of colors that range from natural to unnatural and everything in between. These sparkling eyes are available for just 55 lindens per play at the Crossroads event. Included with each pair of eyes is a mesh set of eyes, a matching alpha, and a system layer set.

The dramatic eye shadow and intensely colored lipsticks are just a few of the 50 total Catwa makeup appliers you can hunt down during the Indulge Temptation 50 Shades of Catwa Hunt. The item you’ll be hunting for is a little Catwa logo. Each hunt prize is 5 lindens and includes a single shade of lipstick or eye shadow. There are no groups to join, just head over to Indulge Temptation and enjoy the hunt!

Here are the details, Happy Hunting!

Hair – Clawtooth: Infatuation (6: Dark Ombre Pack) – Previously @The Arcade

Skin –  Essences Digby Medium 01

Head –  CATWA HEAD Gwen

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Nyx Eyes // Sunshine Eye – 55L per play @Crossroads

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Nyx Eyes // Honey Brown Eye – 55L per play @Crossroads

Eye Shadow Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #05

Eye Shadow Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #49 – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

Lipstick Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #10 – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

Lipstick Catwa ApplierIndulge Temptation – !IT! – 50 Shades Of Catwa Hunt #22  – 5L 50SCHunt Prize

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