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Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day
Hello Fabulouses!  I hauled in a great one today!  No, it’s not the fish (but he’s a beauty, don’t you think?)  My Fabulous Find is the best catch of all!  This adorable short set is a free group gift for members of the B&T Designs group at Bijou Couture.  My barely-there, bardot style, crop top coordinates perfectly with the patterned belt and back pockets of the Naomi shorts.  I just love the sweet rose pattern and the soft ruffles in the top and sleeves.  I’m sure to soak up plenty of the sun’s rays with my shoulders and tummy bare.  This outfit is ideal for a lazy warm spring or summer day.  You have to be a group member to reel in this charming short set, but the group is completely free to join.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Lara
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

Catch and Release

Well, I’d better pop this guy back in the water, and whistle for Ripley, who is off hunting for the perfect stick.  It’s time for us to mosey on home for the day.  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 Moirah

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

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

Hair:  Argrace Tomoe

Outfit:  Bijou Couture Naomi (free gift for B&T Designs group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (includes fish and pole) Anbee Catch Fish

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Free to Choose

Dancing on My Own

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a lovely, relaxing weekend.  While in the midst of our wanderings through the grid, Ripley and I came across a fantastic group gift that I just had to tell you about!  I blogged earlier this month {HERE} about a previous gift from Arcane Spellcaster.  The generous designer has replaced Spring Blue with a free 500L gift card for members of the Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations group.  No, that wasn’t a typo!  If you joined the group after my previous post, switch back to the group tag, teleport over, and claim your very own gift card worth 500L.  If you aren’t yet a member, the join fee is 250L, but you can scoop up some lovely items on a shopping spree!

So Many Possibilities

Typically with group gifts, you don’t get a choice in what item you receive, so I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the store, and checking out all my options.  The lovely Patricia gown immediately caught my eye, and when I slipped it on, Ripley wagged his tail with approval.  With slender shoulder straps, a lace-covered midsection, and a long, curve-hugging skirt, this dress is pure elegance.  I love the way the translucent overlay adds a lace texture over the trailing skirt.  Also included in the package are gauzy sleeves, and a pearl necklace, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  The gift comes with a HUD with four textures; you can color the entire outfit the same as I have done, or use a different hue for the bra, dress and sleeves.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitted Mesh
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

If Patricia is not your style, there are *plenty* of other options to choose from at Arcane Spellcaster.  I had a tough time deciding which pieces to add to my inventory.  I’m sure you’ll find an outfit that catches your eye.  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 Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aik0)

Mesh Ears:  L’Etre Basic Mesh Ears 2017

Hair:  Phoenix Hair Vanessa

Circlet:  The Legacy Circlet Morningstar Silver/Green (old gacha prize)

Gown:  Arcane Spellcaster Patricia (free with 500L gift card – group gift for Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations Group – 0L/250L to join)

Pose: an Lar [Poses]

Sim:  Hobbiton
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Feelin’ Like a Zombie

Zombie
Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope the weekend is treating you well thus far. I spent the week doing the spring cleaning I’ve been avoiding. I’ve been cleaning up and clearing out just about every room in my house. It was exhausting, and I felt very much like a zombie by the end of the week. It’s nice to have all that clutter out of the house though.

This sporty outfit by Fiorella is just the type of thing I like to wear around the house, especially when there are chores to be done. It’s also perfect for a jog in the park, or a trip to the gym. The outfit is currently just 10 lindens on the Marketplace. Included in the package are several sizes, and and a texture change hud that lets you pick between 4 textures for the shorts, and 6 textures for the top, each with a different cute phrase.

Shirt/Shorts Sizes Included

  • Standard Mesh Sizes (xxs, xs, s, m, l)
  • Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus)
  • Slink (Physique, Hourglass)
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

Happy Birthday Slack Girl
As a bit of a reward for all the hard work I put in over the week, I indulged in a little pampering and got a manicure. These bento nails are a FREE group gift by Slack Girl in celebration of her real life birthday. You won’t want to miss out on these gorgeous stiletto nails. The gift includes mesh nails and a color change hud with a wide range of solid colors. The polish is intended to be matte, however there is a set in each size that will look glossy with higher graphics settings. These nails are intended for mesh hands only. The Slack Girl group is 100 linden to join at this time, and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Sizes Included

  • Vista Bento Hands
  • Maitreya Lara Bento Hands
  • Tuty Bento Hands

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – enVOGUE – HAIR Arianna – Ombre

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Outfit – Fiorella Sporty shorts & top V2 – 10L on the Marketplace

NailsSlack Girl – ::SG:: SlackGirl BIRTHDAY GIFT (Vista-Maitreya-Tuty) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by Izzie’s

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In a Field of Tiger Lilies

Tiger Lily

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I found a fun, flirty, and free halter top to share with you today.  Featuring criss-crossed straps, a ruffled hem, and a warm, rusty-red tone with golden accents, this jewel is a free gift for members of the Third Life group from VN Creations.  The sequined trim adds just the right amount of sparkle while the cropped length will keep you cool on warm summer days.  It coordinated beautifully with a pair of dark jeans, but I think it would also go well with a maxi skirt or a pair of shorts, depending on your mood for the day.   The Third Life group has a 10L join fee, but there are many gifts for members scattered across the grid, so your one-time investment really pays off, even if all you get is this adorable summer top.

Mesh Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • alpha layer

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Ripley and I will be sure to keep our eyes and ears open for more Fabulous Finds to share with you. 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 Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Kare (Truth VIP Group Gift first blogged {HERE} by Love Trill)

Top:  VN Creations Red and Gold Mesh Top (free gift for Third Life Group Members)

Jeans:  Q&K Indigo Cuffed Jeans Slink-Hourglass-Maitreya-Belleza (55L on the Marketplace)

Bangles:  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver/Flame

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Family Dreams

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Zoltar Speaks

Zoltar Speaks

Went to the Fortune Teller

I popped over to New Brighton yesterday to hang out on the pier for a while, and among the rides and arcade games, I found this Zoltar Cat machine. I thought it would be fun to see what Zoltar Cat had to say about my future, so I gave him a click. Perhaps he was just messing with me – or maybe he was offended by the doggies on my handbag and shirt – but he kept insisting that I needed more cats in my life. Here’s a sample:

[13:29] Zoltar Cat Machine whispers: I am the great Zoltar Cat, I will tell your fortune!
[13:29] Zoltar Cat Machine whispers: You will be meeting an old friend soon. It will be a happy meeting with lots of chatting and giggles.
[13:30] Zoltar Cat Machine whispers: You will wonder why you don’t see them more often. Are they a cat?

Well, this is SL, so I suppose anything is possible! 🐱

Zoltar Cat also gave me a bunch of “lucky numbers” so I may have to run out and buy a lottery ticket to see if he’s right about any of them!

Cats and Dogs

If you haven’t visited the FLG Store lately, you really need to go check it out. There are quite a few *very generous* gifts to pick up, including the complete outfit that I’m wearing here. And by “complete,” I mean COMPLETE! 😀

The Marcelly outfit comes with pretty much everything you see here: leggings, top, shoes, bag, and headphones. And, get this: the leggings, top, and shoes come with a HUD containing 30 different textures… EACH! Seriously! That’s a different outfit for every day of the month!

The Marcelly leggings and top will fit the following mesh bodies:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya M and L
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

The shoes will fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh feet. Both the headphones and pug bag can be resized; click to bring up the blue resizer menu.

The FLG Store – No Cabide group is free to join. Zoltar Cat thinks you will be very happy if you go there. 😉

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Glam Affair Maria (March Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Necklace: Izzie’s Paw Heart Necklace
Hair: Oleander Minerva
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Complete Outfit: FLG Store Marcelly Outfit (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Imeka
Location: New Brighton

 

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This Way to the Beach Life

This Way to the Beach
Hello Fabulous Readers!  Soon……oh so soon….Ripley and I will be on break for the summer.  In my new free Spring Romper from RIR Life, I am sure to enjoy our days of freedom in style.  Featuring a delicate floral pattern and white ruffled trim, this playful sleeveless outfit is perfect for a casual day of fun.  The top and bottom can be paired together as I have done here, or worn separately to mix and match with other pieces of clothing.   I really like the style of the waistline and the combination of  print and solid textures in the top.  The RIR Life group has a 10L join fee, but this May gift is well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Freya
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  TKW Haase (available at Hairology)

Outfit:   RIR Life Spring Romper (free gift for RIR Life Group 0L/10L join fee)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  The GSpot Music Venues
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Slip Into a Little Red Dress

Lady in Red

Hello Fabulouses!  Mondays………nothing a little shopping can’t fix!  All you need to do is scoop up a sexy, little red dress.   The Ecce Bellus dress is a gorgeous, crimson frock crafted from crushed silk.  Slender shoulder straps, a curve-hugging fit, and a daring slit in the skirt will draw all eyes your way.   A low cut back provides a tantalizing glimpse of skin as it keeps you cool on a warm spring day.  Best of all, the mini is completely free for members of the Fabulously Free in SL Group.  All you have to do is switch to your Fab Free tag, teleport over the the Ecce Bellus shop, and give the board a tap.  The gift also includes the free coordinating Cassie Heels for Belleza and Slink High.  The graceful T-Strap style sandals continue the flirty feel of my outfit all the way down to the tips of my toes.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer

Despite the stormy gray skies, Ripley and I decided to take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped Black Cat Orcadi Island sim, and found a lovely bed of poppies to act as a backdrop for my photo.    Now *this* is definitely the way to shake off those Monday blues!  Until next time, happy shopping, Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Kare (first shown {HERE} by Love)

Flowers in Hair:  Elysium Myrcella Flower Crown (old gacha prize)

Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire

Dress:  Ecce Bellus Mini Dress Red (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – oL/0L to join)

Heels:  Ecce Bellus Cassie Red (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Orcadi Island
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This Pup Has Cast a Spell On Me

puppy

Hello Fabulouses!  There’s nothing like the companionship of a canine……always willing to lend a listening ear…..that tail wagging happily when you walk through the door.  I’m so thankful for my puppy pals!  Every day, they offer unconditional love, and teach me to live in the moment.

Time for a Little Side Trip

Yesterday, when I saw a group notice pop up about the new Spring Blue dress at Arcane Spellcaster, Ripley and I lived in the moment, and chose to detour over to the shop to pick up the lovely, free frock.  Featuring an ice blue top layer, and a deep, sky-blue skirt panel, this little number is packed with visual details such as the patterned, wrapped texture of the bodice panel which ends in a beaded fringe dangling down.  Its asymmetrical hemline, and slender shoulder straps emphasize your figure. In order to add Spring Blue to your inventory, you need to be a member of the Arcane Spellcaster AK Creations group, which will set you back 250L, but there are multiple gifts available, including a special 1500 member Amosa Club structure, so you get a lot of return on your investment.

As the sun goes down
Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Isis, Freya
  • Werwolf
  • Fox

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Mina Hair Suzi (available at FaMESHed)

Dress:  Arcane Spellcaster (AK Creations) Spring Blue (free group for Arcane Spellcaster group 0L/250L to join)

Necklace:  Beloved Jewelry Blue Diamond Dangle Necklace (75L on the Marketplace)

Heels:  KC Couture Joliette for Slink High Belleza (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  (with puppy)  Frozen

(standing) Lyrium

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

 
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No Dogs Allowed?!

No Dogs?!

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I sure am happy it’s the weekend.  Since Ripley and I had such great luck at the Country Girl Hunt (you can see my last post {HERE}), we decided to check out The Flowerage Hunt 2. It’s grid-wide, and runs until May 31st, so you have plenty of time if you’d like to do some sleuthing of your own.  You’ll be looking for a flower in a vase, and each hunt gift costs just 1L.  Our first stop was JLZ Fashion, and in no time at all, we discovered this sweetly feminine, strappy mini dress.

Spring Beach

Perfect for the warm summer weather ahead, the Spring Beach frock is light and cheerful, with its all-over floral print. The soft colors and figure-hugging design will flatter any avatar.  I like the added detail of one strap dangling down on my right shoulder, which added a touch of whimsy to the outfit.  Sexy and sleek, this outfit made a welcome addition to my summer wardrobe collection.  A pair of dark sunglasses is also included in the hunt package, but since Ripley and I were strolling through a shady forest on the Peacehaven sim, I opted not to wear them for my photo.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL plus apha layer

About All the Cats…

As we explored the sim, Ripley and I came upon a clowder of cats gathered around a couple of old fashioned milk cans.  The little critters twined themselves around my legs, purring, and I scooped up one super-friendly white feline.  Upon noticing my canine companion, however, a few of the cats froze, and hissed a warning.  Ripley, always trying to be helpful, knocked over one of the galvanized containers, and milk trickled onto the ground.  The cats happily lapped up the creamy spill, but as soon as the pupster tried to help himself to some of the proceeds, a fierce conflict ensued, ending with yelps and a scratched nose.  Poor Ripley!  So much for trying to be helpful!  As we were taking our leave, two cats glared at Ripley, and pointed out the “No Dogs” sign.  “It’s all right, Pal, you’ll always be MY best friend,” I consoled my sidekick.  He wagged his tail happily, and we journeyed home, where I treated his battle scars.

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat and Ripley

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Truth Hair Azalea

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Cae Whimsy Necklace Pink (In store Gacha prize – 75L per play)

Dress:  JLZ Fashion Spring Beach (Flowerage Hunt 2 prize – Hunt runs until May 31st – 1L)

Heels:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heels

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose (Includes Held Cat):  Half Deer and Le Poppycock Kitty Galore

Sim:  Peacehaven – A New Beginning
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Just a Country Girl at Heart

A Trio of Puppies

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I just finished opening the hunt gifts which Ripley and I had scoped out at the Country Girl Hunt currently running at Brii Underground, and when I saw this floral dress, I knew I had to blog it!   The event runs until May 31st, so you have plenty of time to head on over and do some searching for yourself.  With 10 complete outfits, all for 1L each, you won’t want to miss this hunt!

A Bohemian Country Girl

With three-quarter-length sleeves, and a skirt that falls to mid-thigh, the Lucineide dress keeps you modestly covered, but still allows a sexy glimpse of skin at your midsection.  The cheerful botannical print is complemented by purple trim, which coordinates beautifully with the boots tucked inside the prize package.  I really liked the way the skirt is softly draped. Although this frock is a perfect country-style dress with the included bandana and cowgirl hat, I decided to accessorize instead with hair beads and Gypsy bangles to create a boho-chic flair.  I was really happy with the final look.

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, and L
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, and XL (plus alpha layer)
  • Boots
  • Cowgirl hat
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Omega applier for Lucineide make up for Catwa head (not shown)
  • Optional light

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Hair Beads:  EarthStones Hemp Hair Beads – Head Wrap in Sizzle

Dress and Boots:  Brii Underground Lucineide Country Style Complete Outfit (hunt prize in Country Girl Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver Flame

Puppies:  Glamour Poses Female 05 (I added the puppies, but did not use the pose) 35L on the Marketplace

Pose:  Le Poppycock
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