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Hello July

Hello July

Happy Saturday or Sunday, Fabulouses (depending on where you are in the world)!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  The pupster and I decided to spend some of ours indulging in some budget friendly retail therapy.  After reading Aline’s post {HERE} in which she said there was another free super cute crop top over at FashionNatic, I decided to teleport over to the store and take a look around.  Boy, am I glad I did!

Thank you, Aline!!

The Nadia top is a flirty wrap style sleeveless shirt that includes a HUD packed with a fat pack of 30 textures.  I opted to shade all portions with a really pretty pink floral pattern, but I could just have easily colored the left side, right side, and tie differently.  That opens up a ton of variations!  With neck and back lines that plunge low, and a tummy skimming fit, you’ll be able to stay cool all summer long wearing this top.  Nadia coordinated well with my casual capris, but I could also see pairing it with a skirt for a dressier look.  The package contains versions for mesh bodies only.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, activate the FashionNatic group tag (it’s completely free to join), click the vendor, and select “deliver.”

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Ripley and I are off to wander the grounds of the Mystical Fae sim.  It’s just so tranquil and beautifully landscaped.  I’d highly recommend a trip there!  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:  Exile Drive Fast (available at Collabor88)
Necklace:  Cae Dakota
Top:  FashionNatic Nadia top (free gift for members of the FashionNatic Group – 0L/0L to join)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris in Pink
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Butterfly Meadow

Butterfly Fields
Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope your week is going well.  Just like Aline in her post {here}, I would love to attend Coachella, but the closest I will get is this meadow in Second Life.   It’s not even remotely similar to a cacti-studded location, but I get my fill of the desert in real life, so it’s all good!  At least I can enjoy the meandering butterflies and spring temperatures in an adorable free shirt.

A Little Bit Boho

This white and pink peasant top from Ever An’ Angel features long, flowing sleeves, a striped midsection, and a cute column of buttons topped off  by a jaunty bow.  I love way the off-the-shoulder style allows me to soak up some sun rays, and the generous cut provdes freedom of movement.  I opted to pair the aptly named Coachella top with capris in a blush pink shade, but I could have easily created another fun look with jeans or a flowing maxi skirt instead.  This flexible piece can go from uber casual to dressy, depending on how you accessorize.  The gift package includes varieties for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Best of all, you can scoop it up as a free gift just for being a member of the Ever An’ Angel group.  There is a 100L cost to join, but this one time fee makes you eligible for this and future group gifts.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

As the sun has been setting behind me, the Pupster has started pacing back and forth.  He can only take so much of this sitting around, watching butterflies dance about.  This young whippersnapper is raring to go on his evening jaunt, so I’d better oblige.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Farryn

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Ever An’ Angel Coachella Blouse (free group gift for Ever An’ Angel group – 0L/100L to join)

Pants:  Just Because Jen Capris

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Kaleidoscope Island

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Silver Girl

Silver Girl
Hello there, Fabulous Readers  and Happy Friday at last!  I’m super excited about my post today because Ripley and I have a special surprise to share with you in just a bit.  We hope you enjoy it!

Silky Soft Sweater

I know I’ve blogged about TRS Designs quite a bit lately, but there are so many lovely gifts there that I just can’t resist returning again and again.  My high necked Meghan sweater is my latest Fabulous Find at the shop.  With sleeves that completely cover my wrists and an extra long waistline, I could see myself wearing this top in real life (I can never find sleeves long enough for my arms).  I really like its realistic folded texture and silvery sheen.  This cozy winter top is a free gift for members of the TRS Designs group, which is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s Full Bento and It’s Free?!

This week, I heard about a Bento AO that new residents (under 90 days) can pick up for free at the SEmotion in-world store.  The SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD includes four stand poses, three sits, two ground sits, an athletic jump, Bento hand movements, and a sassy walk animation.  This is one sweet deal!  You haven’t been left out fellas – there is also a male version available.  If you’ve been in SL a bit longer than 90 days, you can scoop up this animation override for just 1 little Linden dollar at the SEmotion Marketplace shop.  It’s really cute!  In order to take advantage of the full Bento capabilities of this HUD, you need a Bento avatar, but I tested it on a classic avatar, and other than the hands being different, it worked just fine.  I knew I wanted to feature this AO in a blog post, but I really didn’t think a still picture would do it justice, so I tried my hand at creating a video about it for you.  It’s my first attempt at vlogging, and I know I have a lot to learn, but I hope you watching enjoy it!

Watch on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgup2GWFdY&feature=youtu.be

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Thank you for reading (and checking out the vlog post).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi // HAIR Store January Mesh Hair

Sweater:  TRS Designs Meghan Sweater Silver (free group gift – 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris White

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Classic

AO:  SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD (free for residents under 90 days/otherwise 1L on the Marketplace)

Pose (Still Picture) Diesel Works

Sim:  (for both still picture and video clip)  Felicite Isle

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Not Ready To Let Go Of My Holiday Knits

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Christmas may be over for the year, but I am not ready to put away all of my holiday knits yet, especially those that were gifts for Christmas!  In real life, I’m still wearing my Christmas gifts… especially my new fuzzy Christmas bear pom pom socks that were in my stocking and in Second Life I am wearing some snazzy knit gifts too!

Snazzy Christmas Knit gift by Just Because

Just Because put out a lovely and free group gift for their inworld members (free to join!!).  The Vora Christmas Sweater with the adorable reindeer print is available in the sizes listed below on the wall behind the reception desk  to the right along with several other beautiful previous group gifts.  Most of those gifts have been shown on FabFree – HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!  This cute cropped sweater also comes with a HUD that allows you to select which colour metal buttons you’d like.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya & Isis

Snazzy Christmas Knit gift by N-Core

With  current group join fee of 299L, N-Core has THREE amazing new group gifts up for the holidays!  One of which is the Jane Christmas socks and buckled platform heels set that you can wear together or as separates. Included are a few texture change options as shown below in their vendor ad.  If these aren’t reason enough for you to join, and I am not sure why they wouldn’t be – because they are so cute…  just wait till you see the other two gifts which I will be wearing in future posts soon.

Foot Compatibility:

  • N-Core
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

N-core New GROUP GIFT (Christmas 2017)

 

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Halona (featured @ Uber)
Sweater – Just Because Vora Christmas Sweater (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Skirt – Addams Sonia Pleated Skirt w/ Panties
Shoes – N-Core JANE Christmas (free group gift / 0L / 299L to join)
Pose – LW Poses Not A Day Goes By (featured @ Tres Chic)
Sim – Luane’s Winter World

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Paying It Forward

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Hello there Fabulouses! Have you heard about the Paying It Forward Event in Second Life? This event has a ton of generous and talented designers participating and… you can get FREE SWAG!

At the Paying It Forward Event

All of the exclusive items are No Copy/Transfer so that you can pay it forward to someone and purchase something to send as a gift.  Most of the designers participating have  already paid it forward to you with free group gifts set to the Paying It Forward inworld group which is free to join!  I picked them all up, and found that there is a good mix of women’s clothing, accessories and home decor with a few other things mixed in.

Today I am displaying a couple of the free group gifts I picked up:

  1. Just Because Silvia Dress:  Comes with a texture change hud for the zipper and modesty panties (Lara, Physique, Hourglass, Freya, Isis & Venus)
  2. Amara Beauty Hailey Lipsticks:  Catwa Applier HUD w/ 10 lipstick colours and a  handy clear lipstick option.

I’ll be back soon to show off more of them!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Lipstick – Amara Beauty Hailey Lipsticks (free Paying It Forward group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Wasabi Pills Emily Mesh Hair (50L / sale)
Dress – Just Because Silvia Dress (free Paying It Forward group gift / 0L / free to join)
Stockings – Friday Lovey Stockings (25L)
Boots – Aphorism Molly Boots
Sim – Izzie’s

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Tiny Pearls of Snow

Evergreen

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Sunday to you!  Ripley and I encountered this cute, book-loving duo on the Deciduous sim, and I just had to pose with them to take a snapshot.  Aren’t they both adorable?  Mr. Chippers was busily stuffing his cheeks with Christmas cookies while Peeps was scolding him to save some for a poor, hungry bird.  I do hope there will be at least a few crumbs leftover for him!

White as Newly Fallen Snow

While we were out doing a bit of holiday shopping, the pupster and I paid a visit to Sweet E’s Designs, and I spotted a lovely lacey mini dress on the Midnight Madness board.  Crossing my fingers, I gave it a quick tap, and continued on my way.  The next morning when I logged in, I was thrilled to see an inventory offer, and quickly set to work opening the package.  Nestled inside, I discovered the White Lace Dress I had hoped to win the day before.  I added the Maitreya applier, and presto – the bodice of the dress instantly appeared, hugging my every curve.  With its vertical piping, plunging neckline, and four gleaming buttons, this dress is just so pretty.  I love the loose cuffs that you add to the sleeves that give the outfit a romantic feel.  An optional collar and skirt panel completed the look, but since the temperature dipped quite low in my area today, I decided to remove the skirt panel and don a long, flowing maxi skirt instead.  This gift makes an adorable mini dress, but also does double duty as a beautifully textured top as well!

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Maitreya, Eve, Omega, Slink and TMP
  • Jacket, shirt and pants layer for classic avatars
  • Sleeves, collar and skirt panel (skirt panel has varieties for mesh and non mesh avatars)

In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman

Well, Izzie Button actually made the snowmen, and boy are they darling!  Set out under the tree at her shop as a free holiday gift to all, are two adorable pearl snowman earrings, each adorned with a bow tie and top hat.  She also included a texture change HUD so you can alter the hue of the pearls by selecting one of nine color options.  I opted to keep the pearly white tone to coordinate with my top.  You can see them better in my close up photo below.  No group membership is required.  All you need to do is teleport to Izzie’s Mainstore, and look under the tree.  While you’re there, you might want to scoop up the winter blush Serena mentioned in her post {HERE} as well as candy cane eyeliner that Love blogged {HERE}.

Hello Little Snowman

Sad News for Peeps

I don’t know how he managed to do it, but Mr. Chippers stuffed every single cookie from the bench into his cheek pockets.  Poor Peeps!  I promised him that Ripley and I would head over to the farm supply store and pick up some birdseed for him, but I think he was really looking forward to that gingerbread.  Hopefully a full bag of sunflower mix will help to console him.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia (includes skin and make up)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Truth Hair Natalie

Earrings:  Izzie’s Snowman Pearl Earrings (free gift – 0L)

Top:  Sweet E’s Designs White Lace Dress (free Midnight Madness Prize – 0L)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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As Luck Would Have It…

As Luck Would Have It

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post to share a stunning free skirt I picked up as a lucky board prize at .Lunaria.  The Kaelyn maxi skirt falls in a slender line from your hips to about mid-shin length, where it flares as it sweeps the ground for freedom of movement.  Ivory white in color (the windlight setting I used made it look greenish for some reason, but it is white), it features circular adornments at the waistline, which add visual interest.  I really love the sleek, sophisticated look this outfit evokes!  Kaelyn comes in sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Lunaria group tag (it’s completely free to join), and cross your fingers.  I was lucky enough to scoop this baby up during my first few minutes of waiting.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S and M (I don’t see an L in my folder, but that could be a glitch in unloading the package)
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

About the Pie…

So, to give you an update:  while Ripley snoozed the afternoon away today, I *was* successful in creating a pie.  I have to admit, though, it took two tries to get a crust that rolled out large enough for the pie plate.  It smelled so delicious as the oven worked its magic.  We will see tomorrow how it tastes.  I’m hoping my luck holds out for a flavorful pie as well as it did for all my lucky board prizes in SL!  Until my next post, Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating, and happy shopping to all our Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with whisps from Truth Hair Sugar and bangs from Truth Hair Bangs Collection)

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Set

Wrap:  Meli Imako Evening Wrap

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier in white

Skirt:  .Lunaria. Kaelyn (free Lucky Board Prize for members of the Lunaria group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

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What Do You Mean You Are “Out of Candy”?

Nocandy

In my last house, we used to get about 100 kids around for Halloween and it was one crazy night trying to balance giving out candy and taking my own kids out to get candy! I was always afraid I was going to run out and someone was going to come back with a vengeance.  I never did run out lol, but the fear was real!  Now, in my current house, I’ll be lucky to get 15 kids – and you can bet those kids will be loaded up! (Mostly so I don’t eat it myself).

Vengeance Girl

My vengeance girl look today is put together with the blood splattered Giselle Gown that you can pick up as a free group gift at Just Because with a free group join.  The Giselle Gown is actually a really pretty design that I have purchased it previously (without the blood) for formal affairs – this is perfect for Halloween!  You might as well grab all the gifts on the wall behind the reception desk after you have joined – they are all fabulous!

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Spellbound Suspiria
Gown – Just Because Giselle Gown Bloody Lady (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose – RM ~ Art of Poses Bloody Knife
Sim – Honeycomb

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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Mask
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ 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:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

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So Long to Summer

So Long to Summer

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I enjoyed our extra day off today, and spent quite a bit of time just meandering around the grid. When I was a girl growing up, I had bittersweet feelings about Labor Day.  I relished the three day weekend, but was always sad to see the end of summer.  Now that I live in the desert, the thought of summer heat departing is something I look forward to.  Isn’t it funny how our perspective changes with the passing of time?

Falling Leaves and Long Sleeves

My laced crop top is perfect for those warm early fall days that end with a slight chill as the sun sets.  Loose fitting long sleeves, which are easy to roll up if need be, will keep my arms warm, while the short hem will allow my tummy to soak up some sun.  I really like the criss-crossed straps that weave through large, brass-colored eyelets.    The asymmetrical shoulders add a touch of whimsy to the black pullover, which is the free September gift for members of the Rir Life Design group.  Although there is a teensy 10L join fee, this adorable top is well worth it!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, it’s back to the grindstone for me tomorrow, and back to his guard dog duties for the pupster.  At least it is only a four-day work week.  🙂  Until my next post, happy shopping to you!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Top:  Rir Life Design Shirt With Strings (September Group Gift for members of Rir Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim:  Small Town Green

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