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The Magic of a Red Dress

Hey You With The Red Dress On

Happy Weekend, Fab Free! I hope you are finding time to relax and take it easy. Ripley and I discovered a new-to-us store this week called Celestinas Weddings. The generous designer is currently offering this stunning outfit as a free gift to members of the Celestinas group, which is free to join. Everything I’m wearing in my photo, from the gorgeous diamond earrings to my high heels, is included in the gift, plus a really pretty bouquet to hold that I chose not to wear for my pic.

Everything for Free

Although this looks like a gorgeous gown, Valentina is actually composed of two separates – a lacy, long sleeved top and an elegant, full length, curve-hugging skirt. The crimson-hued fabric of the skirt has a slight sheen and is accented with lighter red areas which resemble drops of dew on rose petals. I love the look of the slightly flared hemline, which sweeps just above the floor. The sheer top features a scalloped edge. The two components pair beautifully together, but can also be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe. Large, dangling heart shaped diamond earrings and delicate gem studded heels, also tucked into the gift folder, complete the look. A bouquet of roses and babies’ breath tied with a simple red ribbon can be added to your left hand if you so desire. To pick up a copy of this free ensemble for yourself, teleport over to Celestinas Weddings, activate the group tag, and tap the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone
Head Applier: YS&YS Miluna
Hair: Exile Lana (available at Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Complete Outfit (includes heels and earrings): Celestinas Weddings Gift Valentina Top and Skirt (free gift for members of the Celestinas Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion: JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Tuty’s Mocap Animations
Sim: Lost Dreams
Song: Red Dress by Magic!

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My Valentine

My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, Fabulouses!  As you can see, I’m spending the holiday in the company of my true Valentine:  Ripely.  I found the perfect clothing for today as I was moving along the trail of the Puppy Love Hunt.  For just 1 Linden dollar and a bit of time hunting around the Southern Sass shop, I came away with a complete outfit.  Now that’s what I call budget-friendly fashion!

Casually Cute

To add the Puppy Love Sweatshirt and Skinny Jeans outfit to your inventory, you’ll be looking for the tiny pet bed concealed in the Southern Sass store.  The prize package includes a cozy sweatshirt with three quarter length sleeves and a cropped hemline.  Two red paw prints and the text “My dog IS my valentine” proclaim to the whole world who holds your heart.  Yep, the pupster certainly has me wrapped around his paw!  Coordinating skinny jeans match the red in the shirt’s graphic, and round out the outfit.  Each piece is worn separately, so you can mix and match with other items in your wardrobe if you like.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Our wish for you on this day of love is that you have a wonderful holiday today.  ❤  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Astra
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Apex
Pants and Top:  Southern Sass Puppy Love Sweatshirt and Skinny Jeans (prize in the Puppy Love Hunt – 1L)
Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Amethyst Cove

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This is My Happy Place

Finding Sanctuary

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Sunday!  Ripley and I are taking a quick break from the Valentine’s Hunt over at Justice to show you another of the free prizes from the hunt.  I know I said the Opal Tank was my favorite, but maybe, just maybe, I’ve found a new fave!  I don’t know whether this qualifies as a bathing suit, or lingerie, but the pupster decided it was time to play with his seagull friends, and led me to the shore on Sanctuary Isle…. so a bathing suit it is!

Red Hot

Harley, Valentine’s Hunt prize #8 at the Justice store, is a skimpy, super sexy bathing suit (or piece of lingerie) in a gorgeous crimson hue.  Complete with gleaming silver chain accents, this spicy little number is just right for a day of fun whether inside or out.  Best of all, after just a small investment of time, you can pick it up completely for free!  All you have to do is locate the heart shaped hunt object concealed somewhere in the store.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

After we enjoy the picnic lunch we’ve brought along on our beach getaway, Rip and I plan to return and try to ferret out some more of those elusive hearts.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Outfit:  Justice Harley (free prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle

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I am The Storax, I Speak for the Trees


I am the Storax, I speak for the Trees

Hello dear Fab Free’rs! I hope each of you is having a wonderful week. I have to say that so far, even though it’s only Tuesday, my week looks pretty good so far. hah I’m gonna cross my fingers it stays that way. Speaking of good things, Storax Tree has some cute freebies out just waiting to be grabbed up. One of said freebies is the Fabulously Free in SL group gift, the other is a group gift for The Shopping District group. Both groups are free to join, and both gifts can be found above the doorway at the Storax Tree landing point. Now that you know what tags to wear, and where to find the free gifts, let’s get some details!

The Window Box – This pretty window box with the pastel colored hyacinth flowers definitely has me thinking of spring. It is the free Fabulously Free in SL group gift at Storax Tree. This gift planter has resize scripts, is copy, no modify, no transfer. It also has a land impact of 9 prims. Remember, you’ll need your Fab Free group tag for this floral freebie.

The Loveseat – This detailed oak loveseat is the free group gift for The Shopping District group at Storax Tree. Be sure to wear their group tag to claim this gift. The bench comes in the color shown, which is a deep blue with light wood. It has several PG poses, some with props, and has resize scripts as well. Like the planter gift, it is copy, no modify, and no transfer.F

Here are the details!

House – Trompe Loeil – Shoemaker Cottage [mesh]
Window Box – Storax Tree – Thatched Window Planter F – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
Loveseat – Storax Tree – Renaissance Rustic Loveseat Oak Dk Blue – Free Shopping District Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
Cat – JIAN Ragdoll Cat Collection
Grass – Roawenwood – {RW} Green Grass Mesh
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At the Meadow’s Edge

Meadow's Edge

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m super excited to share a lovely dress that I picked up as a free group gift. This full length frock is striking and chic – perfect for a fancy evening or just a stroll along the meadow to collect some flowers.

Timeless Elegance

The Dora Dress from Virtue features a strapless bodice, a sleek fit, and a coordinating bow to accentuate your waist.  Its coral hue is soft and flattering to the complexion.  This beauty hugs your curves, yet has a slight flare at the hemline to make movement easy-peasy.  I love the simple design, which allows you the opportunity to embellish with accessories to your heart’s content, or to keep things more minimalistic and polished.  To add Dora to your wardrobe, you need to be a member of the Third Life group, which has a 10L join fee, but members can gather gifts from a variety of merchants across the grid, so it’s well worth the cost.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • eBody
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy/Fine

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Persephone
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection
Dress:  Virtue Dora Dress (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Bouquet:  [[RH]] Design House Old Rose Bouquet
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Opulence Poses
Sim:  Wild Edge

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Beachy Boho

Beachy Boho

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to check out the Education for Kenya Hunt and picked up this gorgeous Beach Bohemian dress for just 10 Linden dollars.  This hunt runs through February 28th and is a 50% to charity/50% to the designer hunt.  The charity is called Harambee Project Gwassi-Kenya and it helps to provide education and resources to people in Kenya.  If you decide to travel down the hunt path, you’ll be seeking a pencil shaped hunt object.   Pru also checked out this hunt, and you can read about the hunt gift she uncovered in her post here.

I Love Me a Maxi Dress

Even in real life, I tend to favor maxi dresses.  This one features an off-the-shoulder style, a close fitting, contrasting waist section, and a tiered skirt with accent stripes and a generous hem.  What first caught my eye about this beauty were the rich tones and the vibrant print.  A gold and blue botanical design is splashed across a crimson background.  It’s just so pretty!  My heels, which you can barely see peeping out from under the dress, coordinate beautifully with the rest of the outfit, and are also part of the hunt prize.  To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to the Melange !nc. shop, and locate the yellow school pencil concealed there.  Actually, there are two hunt objects hidden at the store, so you might be able to come away with a couple of outfits for just 10 Linden dollars each.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Venus
  • Ankle Wrap Heels for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

The pupster and I are off to see what other fabulous finds we can discover as we wander through the grid.  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 Hope Eyes in IRON
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Misha
Dress and Heels:  Melange !nc. Beach Bohemian Dress (prize in the Education for Kenya Hunt – 10L)
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Sim:  Lost Lagoon

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Hello Friend

Hello Friend

Hello Fabulouses!  As the weekend draws to a close, I just had to pop in quickly to share an adorable dress that I picked up as a free group gift.  Since this is a January gift, and the month is drawing to a close, I’m not sure how much longer it will be available.  So, if you like this off the shoulder style mini as much as I do, I’d recommend a trip over to the shop in the next few days.

It’s a Dress……It’s a Top

When I saw the Susie Dress as one of the free group gifts being offered to members of the Jumo Fashion Group, I fell in love with it immediately!  Featuring a lively botanical print (only available in this group gift) splashed across a while background, puffy sleeves and a generous ruffled hem, Susie reminds me of warm summer days.  It certainly allowed my shoulders to soak up some desert sun rays as Ripley and I made a new friend over at the Villa Baldeney sim.  Although it is termed a dress, it is very short, so I opted to wear it as a top instead.  If you were to wear it as a dress, you would have to make strategic use of an alpha layer to preserve modesty.  The frock is rigged mesh and is designed solely for mesh bodies.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you do have to be a member of the group, and the join fee, at 350 Linden dollars, is a bit steep, but there are currently four additional group gifts set out including earrings, a skin for Catwa and Omega, lipstick for Catwa and Omega, and a cute little purse.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

Well, the sun is setting on this arid landscape.  Deserts can get quite cold at night, so Ripley and I had better head on back home.  Here’s wishing you a wonderful Monday tomorrow.  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 Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Argrace Minami (no longer available – sorry)
Necklace:  Izzie’s Metal Feather Necklace
Top:  Jumo Susie Dress (free gift for members of the Jumo Fashion Group 0L/350L to join)
Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans
Boots:  REIGN Rhone Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (shop closed)
Sim:  Villa Baldeney

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Stopping to Smell the Roses

Oh Spring.... I'm Ready for You!

Hello there, Fabulouses!  I hope your weekend is going well.  Ripley and I returned today to one of our favorite sims for photography, Mystical Fae, to capture a snapshot of a cute little dress that I picked up as a free gift just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.

Oh Spring… I’m Ready for You!

I know, I know…….I’m a little premature with my longing for spring, but a girl can dream, right?  When the elusive warmer weather arrives, I’ll be all set for a night on the town in my new frock.  The Ijalu dress from Artizana has a bodice that features a plunging neckline and criss-cross straps in a luminous dark gray solid fabric.  The coordinating skirt is double layered with a silvery, semi-transparent print atop a solid underskirt.  With its flirty length, this little number would be perfect for a date night.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, so there is something in there for everyone.  Best of all, you can pick it up for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  •  Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

The scent of these roses is just so heavenly!  It’s so tempting to gather a few of them for my table!  I think Ripley and I will stop by the florist shop, and bring home a little bit of spring.  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:  Opale Hair Store Misha Hair
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  Cae Sorrow
Dress:  Artizana Ijalu (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Christa Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Basking in the Desert Sun

Desert Sunlight

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are still wandering around the grid doing our best to avoid winter.  Today, we traveled to the beautiful southwestern landscape over at Villa Baldeney.  One of my favorite aspects of the desert is the brilliance of the sunshine and the warmth in the air… (although I will probably deny this in the summertime!).  The adorable cropped top that I am wearing in my photo does a fantastic job of reflecting the light, AND it’s a free gift as well!

All Wrapped Up

I think you probably have already figured out how much I like the Kali Top from American Bazaar.  With its open back and sexy wrapped style, this little number is just right for catching some rays.  The shimmering texture and curve-hugging design of this free group gift flatter your figure, and the dark shade will coordinate with a variety of bottoms.  I chose long jeans, but could also see pairing the top with shorts, capris or even a skirt.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the American Bazaar Fashion Group, but with a join fee of zero Linden dollars, it’s completely free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Hmmm, I see a vulture circling overhead.  Perhaps it’s time for Ripley and I to resume our rambling journey across the warmer weather sims in SL before that bird gets any ideas.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS
Sunglasses:  Steinwerk Bonnie & Clyde Sunglasses
Hair:  Opale Misha Hair
Top:  American Bazaar Kali Top (free group gift for members of American Bazaar Fashion Group – 0L/0L to join)
Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Lam Erin’s Goose Cartwheel Bench (on the sim)
Sim:  Cherishville, Villa Baldeney

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Let’s Go – Summer is Waiting!

Summer is Waiting

Hello there Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of done with winter and its viruses!  Ripley and I decided to make a break for summer.  We’ve got the car packed up, I’m wearing a brand new outfit that I picked up for free, and the pupster has his favorite fetch toys stowed away right next to the box of Ripley Snacks.  There’s plenty of room if you want to join us.  Hop on in!

She’s a Wild Child

Just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL Group, you can pick up my entire outfit for free over at the Alias! shop.  Featuring a tie dye halter top, cut off denim jeans shorts with a narrow suede belt, and cute tip toe sandals, Wild Child is ideal for an impromptu visit to summer.  The generous designer tucked a color change HUD for the shirt and the heels into the gift box, which gives you the choice between 12 different color schemes.  As you can see, the shoes and top coordinate beautifully together!  Besides the fact that the entire ensemble is completely free, the best part is that it includes versions for classic avatars as well as for mesh bodies!  There is a note inside the folder which explains that if you have an Ebody or Tonic mesh body, the outfit may or may not fit your avatar depending on your shape and the alpha included with your mesh body.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Top – Standard Size in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shorts – Fitmesh Classic XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

I almost forgot my sunscreen!  We’re going to make a pit stop on the way to grab some SPF50, as well as plenty of snacks and drinks for the road.  We’ll be leaving soon, so don’t delay if you’re up for a trip, too.  Until next time, bye bye winter colds and flu…. I am SO over you!!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Tobacco
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store India Mesh Hair
Outfit (includes heels):  Alias! Wild Child (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Forbes Isle

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