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Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

A Single Rose

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  It’s a three day weekend where I am in RL, and I sure am looking forward to it.  I have a lot of little projects that I’ve been putting off around the house, but I’m also eager to share some more Fabulous Finds with you all.  Ripley and I will head out to wander the grid, and search for some budget friendly fashions to blog.

Happiness is Receiving a Love Letter

Although I spent the recent holiday cuddled up with my favorite canine pal, I still had a love letter delivered right to my inbox……the Addison Love Letter Dress from Ecce Bellus, that is.  With beautifully handwritten text adorning the bodice, a slender belt to accentuate your waistline, and a solid skirt that falls to mid thigh, this bright and cheery frock is sure to look adorable on your avatar.  The free gift box for members of Fabulously Free in SL includes the red option I am wearing in my picture as well as one with a white top.  Both come in mesh for classic avatars and versions for mesh bodies, so this is a versatile outfit.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

 

I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.  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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Navy & Copper Cinnamon – First blogged {HERE} by Serena (free gift for members of the Navy & Copper Group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Ecce Bellus Addison Love Letter (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Rose:  Ecce Bellus Smell Rose Bento [transferable] (45L )  Thank you, Love!

Pose:  Magnifique Poses

Sim:  Horizons Jupiter

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Chase Away Those Blues

Bluetiful

Hello there, Fabulouses.  Boy, have Ripley and I found a sexy number to share with you tonight to help ease any mid-week blues you might have!  With a side slit that travels up, up, up, and a plunging neckline, the Althea Slit Dress from the YM Shop is sure to draw eyes your way.  Its dark navy tone and long sleeves contrast beautifully with the sexy glimpse of skin revealed in the view from the side.  With sizes for classic avatars, plus mesh body versions, this outfit is sure to fit almost any everyone.  The best part is that you can pick up this curve-hugging gown for free as a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Simply activate your tag, teleport to the store, and click the vendor.  Actually, there are *two* free female gifts for Fab Free group members in the shop.  I blogged the Dandy Outfit in my post {HERE}, (it’s still available) so you can journey back home with a pair of outfits that cost you absolutely nothing!  Talk about a sweet treat in time for Valentine’s Day!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Belleza (2 versions)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope you have a wonderful holiday on the 14th.  I am looking forward to spending a quiet evening at home with my best pal.  He may not bring me a dozen roses or a box of chocolates, but he certainly fills my heart with unconditional love.  What more could a girl ask for?  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:  Truth Hair Cerys

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  YM Shop Althea Slit Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  Shoenique Chinablu Heels

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Elvenshire
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Dreaming of Blossoms in Spring

Who Says

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Thursday!  I am popping in quickly to share another free gift that you can pick up just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The hue of the Noa Dress from Tiar reminded me of pale pink blossoms in spring, so I couldn’t resist stopping to snap a photo in front of a garden bench.  With a generous cut, an asymmetrical hemline, and pretty openings in the sleeves, this frock is all about softly flattering your figure.  I really like the sheer overlay in the skirt section, which is just so pretty.   This outfit comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to select from black, white, or the pink I am wearing in my picture.  The free package includes fits for mesh bodies only.  To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to the Tiar store (it’s located on an adult sim), take the “Free Stuff” teleport option on the wall, and tap the vendor after you arrive.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley and I will be pretty much off the grid for the next few days, but I look forward to locating more Fabulous Finds to share with you soon.  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:  Truth Hair Valentina

Dress:  Tiar Noa Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Whimberly

Song:  Who Says?

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Drift Away

Just Dandy

Hello Fabulous Readers!   Winter seems to last so long, and today I found myself needing a little get away.  It can be so refreshing to just relax and let the peace of nature fill you.  The pupster and I escaped this evening to the flower-filled meadow on the lovely Costa Bella sim.   I put on my headset, turned on sounds, and relaxed in the tranquil landscape.  As I listened to the gentle trickle of falling water, the cares of a stressful day faded away.

Now I’m Feeling Just Dandy

With my knotted crop top and pleated mini, I know I looked just as good as I felt in the free gift I picked up from the YM Shop.  The Dandy Outfit includes a playful plaid tie in addition to the shirt and skirt, which is worn as an all-in-one piece.  Talk about cute!  With coordinating bows, a slightly ruffled waistline and a narrow black border on the bodice, this outfit is packed with playful touches.  I ended up wearing the black panties that came with my Maitreya Lara body because the skirt was a bit revealing, but I am sure a pair of tights would have provided coverage as well.  The generous designer included a texture change HUD with 8 options in all, so if you’d prefer a different color scheme, you’re in luck!  To scoop up this free giftie for yourself, simply activate your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and tap the vendor at the shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope you are able to find a peaceful spot for yourself where you can just let your cares drift away, too.  Sometimes in this busy world, we forget to carve out some downtime for ourselves.  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:  Truth Hair Valentina

Outfit:  YM Shop Dandy Outfit (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Foxcity

Sim:  Costa Bella

Song:  Drift Away
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On the Fence

On the Fence

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Sunday evening!  Before our weekend ended, Ripley and I decided to pop back over to the Cart Sale at the Wash and spotted this casual blue striped top and black jeans outfit at the Artic Storm display.  I love the layered tank look (you can see a black shirt peeking out from behind the shoulder strap) and the cuffed jeans hugged all my curves.  The Joana outfit made me think of a lovely spring day, so the pupster and I headed over to Costa Bella to snap a photo in a field of wildflowers.  The package contained both fit mesh in a variety of sizes for the top and jeans, as well as versions for mesh bodies.  For just 10L, you will scoop up an entire outfit.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL for both top and jeans
  • Alpha layers for tank and jeans for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine (tank only)
  • TMP (tank only)

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful start to your work week.  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 Horizon Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Fenella

Outfit:  Artic Storm Joana Blue Stripe Tank and Jeans (10L at Wash Cart Sale)

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Costa Bella

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Always Be Yourself. If You Can’t, Be a Defiant Unicorn

Forest Glade

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  I spent the majority of the day running errands in RL, and decided to relax in this forest glade with Ripley once I got back home.  It felt good to just take a breather!

The Color Red Makes Me Smile

In my last post, I shared a shiny red manicure available at the De’Fient Unicorn cart at the Wash.  While I was there, I couldn’t help but admire this sweet Val Dress, so I picked it up for just 10L.  With satiny fabric, and see through black lace side panels, this frock has plenty of sex appeal while keeping you covered in all the right places.  It boasts a long front zipper, a turned down collar, and a hemline that reaches nearly to mid-thigh length.  I really like the sheen of the main texture.  With sizes for classic avatars as well as popular mesh body versions, this versatile outfit will fit most avatars.  If red is not your color, you could also select deep green, a rusty brown, magenta or purple using the texture change HUD.  It’s like getting five dresses in one!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

After being alone all day, the pupster is looking forward to some play time, so I’d better get busy tossing a stick for him.  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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa

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

Dress:  De’Fient Unicorn Val’s Dress (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Heels:  DE.Boutique Lily Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Angelhaven

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Fuchsia Dreams

Swinging My Cares Away
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw that Love and Aline had picked up some wonderful outfits at the Cart Wash, Ripley and I just had to teleport there and mosey around.  I’m so glad we did!  I scooped up my top, jeans and boots over at the Brandy’s Boutique display for just 10L, and also indulged in a new manicure from the Defiant Unicorn cart for 10L.

Flirty Fucshia

With a romantic top, snug fitting blue jeans, and sexy, thigh-high boots, the Innocent Lace Fuchsia outfit is sure to please!  A cheery ribbon adds a bright pop of color, and grommets along the hemline and neckline provide visual interest.  I like the way the top portion of the fabric is solid, but the bottom is fashioned from translucent lace.  Medium blue denim pants and over-the-knee, curve-hugging boots keep your legs toasty warm.  If the bright pink of the bow is not your style, you can find gold or green bow versions at the Brandy’s Boutique display, all for only 10 little Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Standard Classic
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Polish It Up

For just the right finishing touch, I slicked on Val’s Polish from Defiant Unicorn.  The glossy red and pink shades in the applier HUD are just perfect for the upcoming holiday.  They were super easy to apply to my Maitreya mesh body, and provide an easy way to add glam to your look for just 10L.  You can get a better view of this pretty polish in my close up shot below:

Full of Thought

If you haven’t been to the Wash to check out the Cart Sale, I’d highly recommend a visit.  There are so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds just awaiting discovery!  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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with long wisps from Sugar added)

Jewelry:  Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Necklace and Earrings

Manicure:  Defiant Unicorn Val’s Polish (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Top, Jeans and Boots:  Brandy’s Boutique Innocent Lace Fucshsia (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Pose:  (full body shot)  Zuma Jupiter’s HPMD Branch Log Swing (located at the Elvenshire sim)

(close up) Infiniti

Sim:  Elvenshire

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“Adda” Boy, You Found My Heart!

Posies

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly tonight to share a budget-friendly hunt gift with you.  Le’La Design is hosting a Valentine’s Day Hunt that runs until February 28th.  Scattered throughout the store are small red hearts, which are priced at just 5L each.  I dusted off the pupster’s tracking harness, and sure enough, his talented nose didn’t let me down!  Almost before I knew it, I was unboxing the bounty.  My crimson frock is one of the ten hunt prizes concealed in the shop.  The Adda Dress features an asymmetrical hemline and a one shoulder bodice style (with my hair style you can’t really see my bare right shoulder) that is really quite fun.  A wide, sequined sash emphasizes your waistline, and the skirt is generously cut for freedom of movement.  Overall, it’s a really pretty, feminine style dress that will become a warm weather favorite of mine.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

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 Teanna (free gift for Truth Hair VIP group members first blogged in my post {here} – 0L/350L to join)

Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Set

Dress:  {Le’La Design} Adda Dress (hunt prize for the Le’La Design Valentine’s Hunt – 5L)

Shoes:  Reign Lindsey Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed – sorry)

Sim:  Glazed Soul2Soul River

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Put on Your Red Dress, Baby!

Put on Your Red Dress, Baby

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I know mine was too short…lol.   We finally had some warmer weather here, and I was outside enjoying it in RL, so I was inspired to go for a stroll with Ripley in a field of wildflowers in Second Life.

When in Doubt, Wear Red

The arrival of more spring-like temperatures (even if short lived) also had me thinking of donning a sleeveless dress.  Lucky for me, Cremosas Store has this crimson little mini set out as a free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  With a low cut neckline and slender fit, this frock had me ready for a night on the town.  All I needed to do was apply some red lipstick, add a simple necklace, and slip into some slinky heels.  The simple design, smooth texture of the fabric, and deep hue showcased my curves.  With versions for mesh bodies as well as classic avatars, I’m sure you will find just the right fit for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Three Stripes

Keep Calm and Polish On

For just the perfect finishing touch, I picked up another free gift just for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The Three Stripe Nails from Inevitable Madness echoed the vivid hue of my frock.  I really liked how the designer created two accent nails with this black and red pattern and painted the rest jet black.  This touch added visual interest to my manicure.  The contrast of ebony and crimson makes such a vibrant combination.  The free gift package includes appliers for Maitreya as well as Omega.

I hope your work week is off to a smooth start tomorrow.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia and Truth Hair Side Whispy Bangs

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace Bliensen and MaiTai Corazon Necklace

Dress:  Cremosas Store Dress #10 (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Manicure:  Inevitable Madness (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – oL/0L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Jane Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  (full body shot) entangled poses  (close up) .Infiniti. Poses

Sim:  Footprints in the Seasons Rentals

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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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