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A “Berry” Fine Discovery

Cascade

Hello there, Fabulouses!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a budget friendly shirt that I picked up as a hunt item.  When Ripley and I were shopping at the Trashed store, he kept tugging on his leash, and dragged me over to a tiny strawberry that had been concealed in the shop.  It is the hunt object for The 4 Seasons Hunt, which runs through June 26th.  We weren’t following the hunt trail, but I’m sure glad the pupster spied that berry!  For just one Linden dollar, I picked up a terrific top.   The Cascade shirt has a black and gray paisley print on the long sleeve undershirt with a solid black tee shirt over it.  The pair needs to be worn as a duo, but I like the combination of the two, and will definitely wear this more often when the fall temperatures hit.  The package includes versions for a variety of mesh bodies, but not for classic avatars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • David
  • TMP

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Madame Noir Pride Eyes (first blogged {HERE} – 0L)
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  Trashed Cascade (prize in the 4 Seasons Hunt – 1L)
Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  The Outer Garden

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A Poet at Heart

A Poet at Heart

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The other day, I received a message from Sere Timeless, telling me about the Poet’s Heart store.  I am so glad that I followed Sere’s advice and teleported to the shop, because I picked up this gorgeous Marisol outfit as a free group gift.

Romantic, Poetic Style

Featuring a multi-tiered maxi skirt with a generous hem, and a cropped top with loose sleeves, this outfit has a gypsy vibe that I just love.  Its color scheme of blues and aquas brought back memories of the beach glass I collected on the sand as a young girl.  While the top is constructed with a satiny, shimmery fabric, the skirt’s layers are decorated with a floral pattern that adds visual interest and texture.  Although there is no version specifically made for mesh avatars, by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body, I was able to achieve a perfect fit.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, switch to the Poet’s Heart group (it’s completely free to join) and click the vendor.  While you’re there, you might want to scoop up the three other free gifts for group members as well.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha layer for skirt and top (parts can be worn separately)

Thank you so much, Sere, for letting me know about the Poet’s Heart shop!  I know I will be stopping by there frequently for more lovely additions to my wardrobe.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  Truth Hair Lela
Top and Skirt:  Poet’s Heart Marisol Outfit (free gift for members of the Poet’s Heart group – 0L/0L to join)
Jewelry:  Cae Dakota Collection
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  La Vie

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I’m Secretly a Mermaid

I Wanna Be a Mermaid

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Friday!  Ripley and I are STILL trying to escape the extreme heat in RL by visiting beautiful sims in SL.  Today, we headed over to Luane’s World and took a stroll in this flower filled meadow by the water.  Thankfully though, the forecast is predicting cooler temperatures for the weekend.  I don’t know how much cooler, but we will take what we can get!

The Temps Might Be Cooler, But This Dress is HOT!

I have another free strapless mini to share with you today.  This one is probably my most favorite recent addition to my wardrobe!  The Mermaid Dress from Seniha Originals features a sparkly background that fades from a light teal to a gorgeous purply pink at the hemline.  Vertical piping traces your curves and divides the dress into panels.  Since it is accented with a silver diamond pattern, the center section looks a lot like the texture on a mermaid’s tail – the effect is just lovely!  I really like the cutout on the neckline, which allows for a sexy glimpse of cleavage, while still keeping you covered in all the right places.  To scoop up a free copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Seniha Originals group, but it’s completely free to join.  Plus there are seven other free group gifts that you can pick up as well, so being a member provides a lot of benefits!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  {Limerance} Rina (available at Fameshed)
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm
Dress:  Seniha Originals Mermaid Dress (free gift for members of the Seniha Originals group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Escaping That Heat Wave

Blue Stripes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and happy Middle of the Week to you!  I hope your week is going well.  It’s so very hot where I am in RL – we are looking at the highest temperature yet so far this year, with a cautionary heat advisory.  So, Ripley and I decided to escape to the shore in SL and cool down with the help of a salty sea breeze.  Of course, I just had to wear the brand new dress that I picked up for free.

Stripes Go With Everything

I just love the combination of navy with white stripes!  It is just such a classic look that never goes out of style.  My strapless Melanie Blue Stripes mini from Faida is sure to become a summertime favorite.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body (no other sizes/styles included), and hugged my curves like a glove.  I decided to pull on a short denim jacket to ward off the dampness in the air, but I could just have easily worn the dress solo.  That way, my shoulders would have been free to soak up some sunshine.  The best part of all – the dress was a free gift just for members of the Teleport Hub group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  It’s one of those groups that I joined long ago, and I’ve picked up so many gifts that the membership fee was well worth the investment.

I’m off for a stroll around the lovely La Vie sim with my best buddy, and will try to forget all about the RL heat wave.  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:  Argrace Kohaku
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Pearl
Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Winter White – 50L on the Marketplace
Dress:  Faida Melanie Blue Stripes (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Sandals:  Friday Romy Sandals in natural
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  La Vie
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Free to Follow the Butterflies

Follow Your Butterflies

Hello Fabulouses!  Have you checked out all the amazing free gifts available to members of the Fabulously Free in SL group?  Love and Pru recently posted about several of them, and inspired me to take a fresh look at the list, which you can find here.  I’m so glad I did because I was able to pick up this lovely outfit from Snowpaws for free!

Introducing…….Colette

Nestled inside the gift box from Snowpaws, the Colette outfit features a wrap-style tie top and a sage green skirt that coordinate beautifully together, but also can be worn separately.  With three quarter length sleeves, a plunging neckline, and a charming botanical print, the top is ideal for warm weather wear.  Its slightly shorter length allows a peek at your midsection.  I like how the skirt’s fabric drapes in loose folds to end just above mid thigh.  The package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Best of all, this outfit can be yours for the grand total of zero linden dollars, since the Fab Free group is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh top and skirt (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

Vintage Locket

Oldie But a Goodie

When I was searching through my inventory for the perfect accessories, I came across this vintage jewelry set from Dark Mouse Jewelry that I had forgotten I had (yes, my inventory is that full, lol).  I slipped it on, and its soft green ribbon was a near perfect match for my new outfit.  I couldn’t find an in-world store, but happily discovered that Dark Mouse Jewelry still has a Marketplace shop, and offers this set for just 50L.

Ripley and I are off to further explore the lovely Butterfly Beach sim.  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 Mesh Hair
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier
Jewelry:  Dark Mouse Jewelry Vintage Victorian Locket and Earrings in Silver (50L on the Marketplace)
Top and Skirt:  Snowpaws Colette Tie Top and Skirt (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)
Sandals:  Friday Romy Sandals in sage
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  (full body shot) Driftwood II Swing Me Still (on the sim)
(close up) Foxcity
Sim:  Butterfly Beach

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Let’s Dance in the Dalias

You'll Never Walk Alone

Hello Fabulous Readers!  The other day when I was at the Maci shop picking up the two piece swimwear for my last post, I spotted the fabulous Dalia skirt right next to Tropical Playa.  Without batting an eye, I switched to the Fitmesh Fanatics group tag (it’s completely free to join) and scooped up the gift.  With its pink floral motif, soft pleats, and waistline that dips just below the navel, this free mini is perfect for summer days.  Depending on what you pair it with, this little number could take you straight from work to a stroll on the beach….it’s just that versatile!  The box contains classic as well as mesh avatar versions, so you’re just about certain to find the right fit for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

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:  Stealthic Cadence
Top:  Blueberry Tank Top
Skirt:  Maci Dalia Skirt (free gift for members of the Fitmesh Fanatics Group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneakers Classic
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Bliss

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Chilly Gray Dawn

Gray Dawn

Hello there Fabulous Readers!  It was a bit of a chilly spring morning, so I sure was glad to have my new warm sweater and vest combination to wear on my walk with Ripley.  This lovely top is the latest free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from Loordes of London, and it can be worn solo as a dress or paired with leggings as I chose to do for my photo.  I love the deep crimson hue of the sweater and the playful folds in the extra long vest.  The free Exeter gift box includes sizes for classic avatars as well as mesh body versions.  At first, I didn’t think I would be able to use this cute combination because there wasn’t a copy specifically made for the Maitreya mesh body, but by wearing the Freya style and adjusting my alpha layer, I achieved a perfect fit.   I’m so glad I was able to pick up this cozy top/dress for the grand total of zero linden dollars!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L for classic avatars
  • Alpha layer
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

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:  Exile Strawberry Wine

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Loordes of London The Exeter (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pants:  R.icielli IMOGEN Leggings

Boots:  ROC Suede Fringed Boots

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Isle of May

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Growing My Awareness

Rockin' the Polka Dots

Hello there, Fabulouses, and Happy April!  It’s always so exciting to have a new month roll around, so my pal Ripley and I can dust off his tracking harness and hit the trail.  My outfit today is from an April hunt that is not only fun, but also works to raise awareness about Autism, which affects 1 in 50 children.  I am so happy to do my part to support MixMatchMissy with this endeavor.  Her goal with this hunt is to encourage people to “pay it forward by thinking of how you can assist at least one person with autism into feeling safe, included, and valued.”  If you’d like to learn more about Autism or the Grow Your Awareness Hunt, please take a moment to visit MixMatchMissy’s blog post about the topic.

Rockin’ the Polka Dots

This adorable crimson frock with white polka dots from Thirteen is just simply adorable!  I love, love, love the cut out section in the front that allows for a peek at your midsection, and the high cut sides.  Playful spaghetti straps and a back that dips just below your shoulder blades round out the look.  Its eye catching color combination is sure to raise your spirits.  The prize package includes versions for mesh avatars.  Best of all, you can add this fun dress to your spring wardrobe completely for free once you locate the hunt object concealed within the shop.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Venus

This hunt runs until the end of April, and contains lots of beautiful gifts.  Many of them are free, and some cost 1 Linden dollar, but are well worth the teensy cost.  The pupster and I are going to continue on with the hunt, and look forward to sharing some more Fabulous Finds with you soon.  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:  Truth Hair Lady

Dress:  Thirteen Darla Women’s Mesh Dress (free prize in the Grow Your Awareness Hunt – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Lucy Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Bailey’s Norge
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Al Fresco

Fresco

Greetings, fabulous readers! I’m dining “al fresco” today with some free home and garden finds from the Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt. I also threw in a few fun group gifts for good measure. 🙂

St. Patrick’s Day Hunt items in the top photo:

  • Roawenwood – Farmhouse Rustic Dining Table & Chairs, Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread
  • Apple Fall – Argentinian Malbec and Wine Glasses (included, not shown: a decanter of whiskey)

Group gifts in the top photo:

  • RaindaleWall Clock, Candlesticks, Tangerine Cake, and the Winter Rug
  • The Little BranchGolden Birch Trees (left side of photo; the tree with the white trunk)

The trees from The Little Branch are really lovely. They’re animated – meaning they gently sway in the virtual breeze – and you can click to change them with the seasons. Also in the folder is a little mesh hill, and the Buffalo Grass shown here (green and winter versions for both are included).

Fresco

St. Patrick’s Day Hunt items in the lower photo:

Please note that the Twinkly Clover is not a free hunt item. Each vendor in the St. Patrick’s Day Hunt has an item for sale at a reduced price, and the clover is the discounted item from Dysfunctionality. You can find it at the green hunt info booth for just 38L.

About The Hunt

The Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt will continue through 24 March 2018, so you only have 2 more days to grab the items you want.

Click HERE for a list of stores and hints, or join the Finders, Keepers Hunt Events in-world group to grab the hunt HUD, as well as a few extra gifts.

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

*~*~*~*

Decor Items…

Trompe Loeil: Xaviera Villa
Apple Fall: L’Air Frais
What Next: Lucia Potted Olive Tree
Roawenwood: Farmhouse Rustic Dining Table & Chairs (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Roawenwood: Irish Stew & Irish Soda Bread (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Apple Fall: Argentinian Malbec & Wine Glasses (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Raindale: Candlesticks (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Tangerine Cake (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Wall Clock (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Winter Carpet (group gift / free to join)
JIAN: Chubby Cat Bird Bus
JIAN: Maybelle the Sheep
Dysfunctionality: Twinkle Poppies (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Dysfunctionality: Twinkly Clover (38L on sale for St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods
Little Branch: Golden Birch Trees 4 Seasons & Buffalo Grass (group gift / free to join)
Alirium: Dwarf Forest

 

 


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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

In the Pink

Hello Fabulouses!  It must be those blush colored tulips from my post {here} left me with pink on my mind, because today’s outfit continues that theme.  Like Loki, the pupster and I are working our way through the Glam or Grunge Hunt, and finding some wonderful goodies along the way.

In the Pink

We discovered my one shouldered Simple Chicness Gown at OMG! Inc.  For just one Linden dollar, I came away with a lovely formal frock complete with a HUD packed with ten options for colors.  I selected this pretty rose hue, but if pink is not your style, OMG! Inc. has you covered.  Featuring a long skirt, low waistline, and realistic wrinkles in the texture, this elegant dress is perfect for a date night or a casual stroll with your bff.  Although there were no mesh body versions in the gift box, I was able to adjust the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body to get a perfect fit.

Sizes Included:

  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L

Feeling Just Like a Princess

In addition to my new gown, I also picked up a gorgeous hairstyle as a free group gift over at Clawtooth.  This new ‘do features the Essentials HUD with 16 texture choices.  I love the simple floral headband which is included as well.  I opted for pink blossoms, but could have easily gone with one of five other selections.  You can even change the texture of the band itself to either yellow, white, in addition to the green I am wearing.  In order to pick up this hairstyle for yourself, you need to be a member of the Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group, however, there is no join fee, so your new tresses will be completely free.  I’m not sure how much longer the Princess Bride Group Gift will be available, so if you want to scoop up a copy for yourself, don’t delay.

Well, that wraps up my Fabulous Finds for today.  Ripley and I will be out and about searching for more budget friendly items to share with our favorite readers.  Until next time, 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:  Clawtooth The Princess Bride (free group gift for members of Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group – 0L/0L to join)
Dress:  OMG! Inc.  Simple Chicness Gown (prize for Glam or Grunge Hunt – 1L )
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  La Vie

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