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Witches Brew

Witches Brew

I should have listened to Love’s advice in her post {HERE}.  “Be careful what you conjure, witches,” she said.  I thought I read the spell correctly.  I really did………but somehow, I turned my pal Ripley into his arch-enemy…….a cat!  See him perched up there on my shoulder?  See that look on his face?  He is NOT happy…….not one little bit!  I am hoping that one of our Fabulous Readers can point me to the antidote.   Either that, or perhaps Love can help me out…

It All Started At The Cart Wash

As the pupster and I unpacked our Cart Wash boxes, I began with this adorable silver Cobwebbed Mini Dress from MishMash Fusion, which is a one of 11 shades in the MishMash Fusion gacha machine.  This strapless frock features an all-over spiderweb print, which is adorned with a black ruffled trim and waistband.  As soon as I put it on, I fell in love with the loose-fitting skirt, which has plenty of extra fabric for it to swish with each step.  The package contains standard fitted mesh as well as versions for mesh bodies, so I’m sure you will find the perfect fit for your avatar.   At only 20L per play, you can easily stock up on a variety of colors.

What’s Included:

  • Standard Fitted mesh
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Ebody
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Along Came a Spider

With the web pattern on my new dress, I couldn’t resist an arachnid-style necklace.  For just 1L on the Marketplace, I scooped up this Spider Necklace for Woman from La Forgia Jewels.  This bauble features onyx, moonstone and steel beads, and a spider pendant in the center.  I thought it complemented my new frock well, and the price was just right!

I Needed Just One More Item…

The only thing missing was a witch hat (not a witch CAT, but a witch HAT).  I set up my cauldron, pulled out all the ingredients, and began the incantation…  Then, it happened; just when I chanted the words, my nose twitched and I sneezed a great sneeze!  A green mist floated up from the brew, and when it cleared, instead of a HAT, I had a very annoyed former-German-Shepherd-now-CAT glaring at me.  “I-I-I-I’ll make it right, Buddy.  I promise!” I stammered.

So, you see my dilemma, Fabulouses.  I picked up a terrific mini dress and necklace for a grand total of just 21L, but I also made a HUGE mistake in my magic spell.  If anyone knows the antidote, Ripley and I will sure appreciate your assistance.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is sadly shaking his head and whimpering for help)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Elikatira Mabel

Dress:  Mish Mash Fusion (Gacha prize at The Cart Wash Sale – 20L per play)

Cat:  JIAN Pudgy Persians Black Shoulder Kitten (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Botanica Holiday Home and Garden

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Where The Air Is Fresh and Sweet

Up On the Roof

♫ On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be

and there the world below can’t bother me ♫

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  We’ve all had them……times when everything just seems to go wrong and you just need to get away.  Today, Ripley and I took J.T.’s advice, and climbed right up to the top of the stairs on the Banana Bay sim to let our cares just drift right into space.  Now if only we had such a lovely spot in RL…

Up on the Roof In Style

Thanks to my free Aylen outfit from BlackRose Fasion, I’m definitely ready to kick back and relax while still looking beautiful.  With a rose colored crop top adorned with a beaded trim, and gray denim shorts tied with a coordinating pink belt, this set is all about trendy casual comfort.  Versatile, Aylen is designed to fit classic as well as a variety of mesh avatars.  To scoop up this duo for yourself, teleport over to BlackRose, activate the BlackRose Fashion group tag (it’s completely free to join!) and click the gift vendor on the desk of the main shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M and L
  • Alpha layer for shorts and top
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

If ever you’re having a tough day, come on and join us, there’s room enough for more than two up on the roof.  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 Alura

Eyeliner:  euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Checkpoint

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Outfit:  BlackRose Aylen (free gift for BlackRose Fashion 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Sim:  Banana Bay

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Tune:   James Taylor Up On The Roof
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Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little Dream

Hello Fabulouses… I hope you had a relaxing weekend.  Ripley and I visited “The Silent Mind” on Dalaran for the first time on Sunday, and found it to be a peaceful, beautifully landscaped sim.  With soft hues, white, lacey flowers, and glowing lights in the trees, the environment had a serene, dream-like quality.  I’d highly recommend a visit!

Feeling Chic in Paisley

My Tribal Jumpsuit from Gypsy Chic was perfect for a stroll on a warm autumn day.  I love the vibrant colors and cheerful paisley print of the fabric, which is accented with a slender white belt.  The plunging “v” in the bodice felt flirty and daring, while the halter-style collar held everything securely in place.  This free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL Group contains sizes for classic avatars as well as mesh bodies, so it is a great addition to any wardrobe.  To scoop up the gift for yourself, simply switch to your Fab Free Group tag, teleport to Gypsy Chic and tap the vendor ….so easy!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Fitted mesh version
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

Well, tomorrow it’s back to the old grindstone for me, and back to guard dog duty for the pupster.   Wouldn’t it be great if every weekend would be a three day weekend?  Then again, after awhile, I’d probably wish for four day weekends…. 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 Alura

Eyeliner:  Rhea Eyeliner #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Jumpsuit:  Gypsy Chic Tribal Jumpsuit (free gift for the Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  InDiGo Poses

Sim:  Dalaran

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Sweater Weather

Dog Days

Sweater Weather is Here and I Love It

Fall has officially arrived, and it seems like the weather has changed overnight. I’ll miss the warm summer days, but there’s just something exciting about crisp, cool autumn air and the changing colors of the leaves.

I picked up this shirt and sweater combo from Loordes of London as part of the I Love School Hunt. Though it’s actually meant to be worn as a dress, I decided that it was a bit too chilly out here, so I added a pair of jeans. The SL Retro Look top comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L, as well as for Belleza mesh bodies.

The I Love School Hunt ends on September 30th, and all items are 1L.

I think it’s time for us to head inside for some hot chocolate.

Happy hunting! ❤

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Nadia
Shirt/Sweater: Loordes of London The SL Retro Look (1L / I Love School Hunt)
Pants: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Shoes: REIGN September Sneakers
Dog: JIAN ‘dorable Danes 9 Fawn Wander Pup (75L gacha @ The Arcade)
Pose: [tmk] 2tone skoota – blue (prop on sim)
Location: Luane’s World Romantic Sim

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Misty Morning Walk

Misty Morning

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!   Walking for exercise must be a new, healthy trend for the Fab Free Bloggers, because just like Carson, Ripley and I headed out for another morning walk.  This time, we explored the Sea Foam sim.  With rose-pink flowers carpeting the ground, and mist rising off the water, the pup and I set out.  We paused to snap a quick photo before continuing our journey through this beautifully landscaped sim.

Nothing Gets Between Me and My Purple

When I was a new SL resident, a friend introduced me to The Free Dove, which is a wonderful shop packed full of free gifts ranging from shoes, to clothing to hair.  Every so often, Ripley and I travel back there to check out the new offerings.  I am so glad we visited this week because while we were there, my hound with a nose for fashion sniffed out a Fabulous Find to share with you.  The free, curve-hugging Justine dress I am sporting in my picture is a sleek, sleeveless number with a fun, asymmetrical hemline.   I love the way the fabric is slightly gathered with realistic folds.  A zipper on the left side of the skirt adds a whimsical touch.  The generous designer at Finale Couture also tucked the free, perfectly-coordinated Justine heels into the package, so I came away with a complete outfit!  Best of all, the frock and footwear were in my favorite color – purple!  (The box said “eggplant,” but to me, it’s a lovely shade of purple).  You have to be a member of The Free Dove group to scoop up this lovely dress, but joining is free.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh Justine dress in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Justine heels

Now It’s Time For a RL Walk…

I am truly enjoying the cooler mornings that we are experiencing now in the desert.  According to Siri, 78 degrees is “hot,” but to me, it’s a fabulous treat.  Ripley and I are off to explore in the early fall morning.  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 Alura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Eyeliner:  Spicy Eyeliners Applier (free gift on the Marketplace)

Lipstick Applier: Izzie’s Red Lipstick Set (Catwa) (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – still available as of Saturday am, but hurry!)

Hair:  Exile Still Waiting (50L for Fifty Linden Friday – still available as of Saturday am, but hurry!)

Dress:  Finale Couture Justine Dress (free gift for members of The Free Dove Group at The Free Dove 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Finale Couture Justine Heels (free – included with the Justine dress package)

Pose:  InDiGo

Sim:  Sea Foam

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

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Early Morning Light

Desert Light
Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Weekend! Ripley and I have truly been enjoying the arrival of cooler temperatures in the desert. For the past two days, we’ve ventured out for long morning walks. The bright sunshine washed everything in our path with a clear, brilliant light, yet the air was still tempered by the early hour.  After many months of sweltering triple digits, we are savoring the arrival of more fall-like weather.

It May Be Cooler in the Mornings…

but it is still very warm in the afternoon, so long pants are not really an option for me in RL yet.  I was very happy to stumble across this cute Aurola outfit in the Desire shop on the Marketplace!  With a knotted crop top and sporty drawstring-style shorts, this casual combination was ideal for an early morning jaunt with the pupster.  Although I opted for a midnight hue with white piping, Aurola includes a full fat-pack, which offers 18 colors for the top, and 15 for the shorts, so if black isn’t your favorite, you have many other options available.  Best of all, you can scoop up this versatile top and shorts combo for only 5L!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s hoping you are enjoying some splendid, early autumn weather yourselves.  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 Alura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

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

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap/Fiona

Necklace:  Snow Bound Chained Choker Black (25L on the Marketplace – this is for men, but I was easily able to edit it to fit)

Top and Shorts:  Desire Aurola Outfit (5L on the Marketplace)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Classic

Canine:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd Adult Companion Rare (Old Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Primavera Pose Shop (no longer available – sorry)

Sim:  Mother Road

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Sometimes It’s Better In SL

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Hello there Fabulous Readers 🙂 What do you think of my painting?  In real life, I love art but unfortunately I am just not very good at it.  In Second Life, I’m practically a pro as you can see.  In fact, I can do a lot of things better in Second Life like dancing, wearing stilettos, dancing while wearing stilettos, flying airplanes and dressing myself for free!

Never in real life do I get so lucky as to come across a pair of adorable overalls with a top as a free gift for joining a group.  It just doesn’t happen.  It totally should 🙂

Anyways About The Outfit…

You can find this overall and top outfit set called Nell Overalls as a free group gift at Moolala.  It comes as one piece (top and pants together) in a handful of mesh sizes with an alpha layer and a HUD that allows you to  make a few changes to the denim colour, as well as several colours for the dotty tank top.  The Moolala inworld group is 25L to join.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Glasses – Mad Mesh Mesh Nerd Glasses in several colours (plain and checkered) (9L / marketplace)
Hair –  Elua Daria
Outfit – Moolala Nell Overalls Fatpack (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)
Shoes – Friday Dottie Sneaks
Furnishings & Pose by Roawenwood
Dog – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds (instore gacha)
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True Blue

True Blue

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are here with a quick post to share another of our hunt finds with you from the Around the Grid Hunt.  This hunt runs until September 30th, and hunt gifts cost 1L if you search for the small hunt object concealed in the shop, or 25L if you purchase the prizes from the hunt sign in the store.  The small hot air balloon-shaped hunt object at Gidget’s Style contained my lovely blue and gold sleeveless frock.  With an all-over floral print and an asymmetrical hemline, the Nina Mesh Dress is ideal for the long summer days of July and August.  Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, by adjusting my alpha layer, I was able to get a perfect fit.  I could feature wearing this dress in RL as well as in SL!

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • X
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer – I know Ripley and I are cherishing the time we have to wander carefree through the grid.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Mimi

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Dress:  Gidget’s Style Nina Mesh Dress (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Box of Rain

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (I picked these up at Collabor88)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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Carefree Summer Stroll

Wandering Around the Grid

Happy Mid-Week, Fabulouses!  It was time for another walk down a country lane for the pupster and I.  Today, we have a fabulous 1L hunt gift to share with you from the Around the Grid hunt, and I hope you like this complete outfit as much as I do!

Summer Freedom

Rip and I have just a small amount of summer freedom left to enjoy, so it’s kind of ironic that the outfit we bring you today is called “Liberata.”  It features a criss-cross strapped crop top and sleek capris.  The black fabric has a gorgeous sheen and realistic folded texture.  One of the things I love about gifts from Brii Underground is that they are generally complete outfits, and Liberata is no exception.  My bracelets, top, pants, and wedges are all included in the prize package, as well as sunglasses, a necklace, and a makeup layer for Catwa Jessica, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  Right out of the box, you get a full outfit that will set you up from head to toe for just one little Linden dollar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for top and pants for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store gacha – 50L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Drop Circle Necklace

Outfit (includes shoes and bracelets):  Brii Underground Liberata (hunt prize for Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  White Dunes Estate

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A Slight Navigational Mishap

Wrong Turn

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to head to another beach to continue enjoying our long weekend, but, sadly, his navigational skills are not quite up to par with his fantastic nose.  We got hopelessly lost after a wrong turn, and while trying to find the correct route, ran out of gas.  Well, if I have to be sidelined, at least I can be stranded in style…

Free Shorts?  Count Me In!

Before leading us down the wrong path somewhere along the way, Ripley sniffed out a great find at the [WellMade] in world store, so I can’t be too upset with him for his co-piloting abilities.  In addition to ten other free gifts for WellMade group members, the generous designer has set out these cuffed Natallie shorts for free.  Best of all, the WellMade group is completely free to join.  Adorned with two columns of triple buttons, the shorts fit my Maitreya mesh body perfectly.  The gift package includes a color change HUD that enables you two choose between this deep crimson shade and a navy blue hue.  If you don’t have a group slot available, you can also pick up these summertime staples at the [WellMade] Marketplace shop for only 1L.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Textures and Colors Galore

Back when The Cart Wash Sale was in full swing, I blogged about a cute little white Babado top in my post {HERE}.  Since that time, Bacidalucia Oh has created a new version which includes a HUD enabling you to select one of four texture options and 18 color choices.  To coordinate with my shorts, I opted for a deep red shade with the first of the four background prints, but there are so many other available combinations….all for only 49L.  You get the same off the shoulder fit, and softly draped fabric, finished with ric-rack trim as the original, with multiple options for customization.  To add this cropped top to your inventory, teleport over to the Baci shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, M, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

A Trail of Ripley Snacks

Instead of handing a map to my hound with a nose for fashion, I probably would have been better off leaving a trail of Ripley snacks to follow, kind of Hansel and Gretel style.  Live and learn, I guess…  Now, do any of you wonderful readers have a gallon of gas you can spare? 😉 Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Lucid Eyes in Machine

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Dakota

Top:  Baci Shop Babado Top Four Texture Colorable (49L)

Shorts:  [WellMade] Natallie Shorts (free group gift for WellMade group members 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Puppy:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherds Companion Puppy Tan and Black (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Dark:Diva Floor Pose 002 (10L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Lemon Beach

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