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Oh How They Sparkle

Summer

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  The pupster and I decided to check out the Sizzling Summer Sale down at The Wash this morning and we discovered this adorable slip dress at the Baci Shop display for just 1 Linden dollar.

Oh How They Shine

In my last post, I had discovered stripes in my nautical outfit, but today I found stars scattered across a light blue background.  As you can tell from my photo, they almost look like white polka dots from a distance.  Red trim along the hem and neckline as well as the shoulder straps creates a pop of color that I really like.  Vertical piping emphasizes the curve-hugging fit of this flirty frock.  Although it’s called the “4th July 2019” dress, it’s definitely a piece I will wear throughout the summer.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover at the Sizzling Summer Sale at The Wash.  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:  Limerence Gwen
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Caroline’s Shooting Star Necklace (on the Marketplace – 55L)
Dress:  Baci Shop 4th July 2019 Dress (available at the Sizzling Summer Sale at The Wash – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (on the Marketplace – 75L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty’s Mocap Animations
Sim:  Private Location

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Oh Henlo, Fren

Hello Friend

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Monday!  After doing a little shopping, the pupster and I went for a walk this afternoon and made a new friend over at the Haraiki Bay sim.  If you are looking for a lovely, tranquil place to explore, I’d highly suggest a visit.  I’d also recommend a trip over to TRS Designs, which is where I picked up my new denim mini dress as a free group gift.

As Blue as the Summer Sky

The Camila Dress features a low cut back, slender shoulder straps and a mesh insert at the neckline.  Vertical seams and slits on either hip add visual interest to the faded denim fabric.  This little number hugs all your curves and is perfect for warmer temperatures.  There are versions for classic as well as mesh avatars in the folder, so there is something for everyone inside.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the TRS Designs group, but there is no join fee, so the dress is completely 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

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:  Rama.Salon Madeline Hair (available at equal10)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Dress:  TRS Designs Camila Dress Denim Sky (free gift for members of TRS Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Haraiki Bay

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Put On Your Red Dress Tonight

Misty Morning

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  I hope your week went well and that you have some plans for fun this weekend.  If you have a date night in mind, I came across the cutest red dress that is perfect for the occasion while shopping at Chic Moda.  The best part is that this frock is a free group gift!

It’s Time For a Night on the Town

Featuring an off the shoulder style, this little number is packed with details such as an embossed texture on the bodice, a v-shaped cut out in the neckline decorated with dangling ties, and a full skirt.  Sometimes it’s hard to find perfectly color coordinated undergarments to accompany short dresses, but you won’t have to worry with the included panties HUD, which allows you the option to wear them or not.  The crimson Charlene dress will have you ready for an evening out without breaking the bank.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Chic Moda VIP group.  There is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but membership allows you to scoop up free monthly group gifts (there are four set out right now), participate in new release raffles, take advantage of VIP promotions,and gives you the chance to win group-only lucky board prizes.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass

I hope our Canadian readers have a relaxing holiday weekend.  Here in the United States, we will celebrate Memorial Day next weekend.  The pupster and I have another camping trip planned, and I’m really looking forward to it.  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:  Magika Hair Jade
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire Necklace in Garnet
Dress:  Chic Moda Charlene Dress (free gift for members of the Chic Moda VIP group – 0L/50L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:   Author’s Point

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Out For a Stroll

Sunday Stroll

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  Yesterday, Ripley and I checked out the trail of the Scorching Summer Hunt and discovered this fantastic frock at Salty for just 1 Linden dollar.

It’s a Real Summer Scorcher

I really like the way the Emma dress has multiple layers of material, with a solid base fabric covered with a sheer lace layer.  Buckled, criss-cross straps add visual interest to the white color scheme.  Featuring a low neckline, a snug waist and a full skirt, this outfit is perfect for a day of shopping, but depending on the accessories you add, it’s also dressy enough for a date night.  With its short skirt, you will definitely be able to show off your legs, and you’ll probably want to make strategic use of the alpha layer of your mesh body to preserve modesty.  All you need to do to add this frock to your inventory is to head on over to the Salty Main Store, locate the hunt icon, which is a rosebud, and pay one small Linden dollar.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Surrender (available at Uber)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Necklace:  Cae Serena
Dress:  Salty Emma Dress (prize in the Scorching Summer Hunt – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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Is Today Your Lucky Day?

Crossing Bridges

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  In my last post, I shared the latest group gift for members of the Scandalize group, and today I’m back with a Lucky Chair prize that group members can scoop up for free.  Sleek and elegant, I think you will really like this one!

When Lady Luck Smiles

Featuring a crop top with a cute twist detail in the fabric and curve-hugging leggings, the Senuna outfit is comfy yet packed with sex appeal.  The off the shoulder style of the top allows you to soak up some sunshine while long sleeves provide contrast and coverage.  In real life, I often have trouble finding sleeves that are long enough for me.  I wish more of my tops had the generous length that these sleeves do!  Even with its dramatically dipped neckline, the shirt still keeps you covered in all the right places.  For a bit of variety, you could opt to wear the fuzzy version of the top, which the generous designer also included with the prize.  In addition, you have two options for the leggings, both of which feature the word “Scandal” across the waistband.  You can opt for solid black as I have done in my photo, or add some pizazz with the ombre version, which fades from ebony to a rosey pink.  Either way, you will look stunning!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

The Pupster

You might know that Ripley is based on my RL dog.  Although he is fairly young, he has been having health issues for the past month, and the vet is not sure what is wrong with him.  I dropped him off for surgery this morning, and would sincerely appreciate positive thoughts and healing energy sent his way.  We were hoping to put off the operation until he regained more strength, but he took a turn for the worse over the weekend, and it can’t be delayed.  If you pray, please keep him in your prayers.  I’m worried about my pal.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS & YS Miluna
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Rocky Hair
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Jewelry:  La Forgia Jewels Mia Set (20L on the Marketplace)
Outfit:  Scandalize Senuna (free Lucky Board prize for members of the Scandalize group – 0L/100L to join)
Shoes:  KC Couture Oasis Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Elvion

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Goin’ Gone

Goin' Gone

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I have to get my house ready for the bug guy to spray (oh the joys of living in the desert with scorpions and other nasties), but I wanted to pop in quickly to share a really pretty hunt prize with you.  I’ve already blogged one of our other finds from the Puppy Love Hunt here, but I must say, I think this one is my favorite.

Lagenlook – What’s That?

The Byzantine Lagenlook dress from Coveted features a gorgeous golden design over a deep burgundy fabric, which happens to be a go-to color for me in RL.  Its slightly flared, asymmetrical hemline falls at about mid thigh.  Cap sleeves and a fairly high scooped neckline complement the figure-flattering cut of the frock.  Three covered buttons on the right hand side add visual interest.  I had never heard the word “lagenlook” before, so of course, I googled it and discovered that it is a style which incorporates wearing layers of clothing.  Although I chose to wear just the dress by itself for my post today, I think it would work well with additional items such as leggings, a jacket, etc.  To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to the Coveted store and locate the hunt object (a pet bed with a bone) concealed in the shop.  For just 1 little Linden dollar and a bit of time looking around, you’ll come away with a lovely outfit.  The Puppy Love Hunt runs only until February 28th, so if you like the prize as much as I do, don’t delay!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, I am off to vacuum and tidy up.  I can tell spring is coming because Ripley is blowing his coat, and his “German Shedder” hair is creating dust bunnies galore.  Thank goodness for the invention of the vacuum cleaner!  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  RunAway Hair Melly
Dress:  Coveted! Byzantine Lagenlook Dress (prize in the Puppy Love Hunt – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Oasis Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Belle Epoque
Sim:  Chesapeake Bay
Song:  Goin Gone by Kathy Mattea

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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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Christmas Lights All Over Town

The Lights Have a Mind of Their Own

The pupster and I picked up a couple of more hunt items that really got me into the holiday spirit.  I was even motivated to dig out the box of Christmas lights and start decorating.  Notice I said “start.”  Those string lights must have spent all summer knotting themselves up inside their storage container.  Last year, when I put them away, they were neatly coiled.  I don’t know what happened… all I can say is those things have a mind of their own.  It took quite awhile to get the whole mess untangled.  Well, at least I had my wrap top and ribbon choker to keep me looking beautiful in the midst of the snarled jumble.

The Colors of the Season

I just love the bright contrast between red and green in my new Rhea Wrap Top that I picked up over at [QE] Designs.  This fabulous prize from The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt set me back just 1 Linden dollar, plus a bit of searching time.  I’m all about hunting down delicious gingerbread cookies (yum!), and when I can scoop up budget friendly goodies as well as cookies, you can count me in!  Featuring long sleeves, a cropped hemline and a curve-hugging wrapped design, this little number is full of holiday cheer.  The package also includes a texture change HUD, which enables you to select a cotton or knit fabric as well as to customize the color on each half of the shirt.  You can have one side red and the other green as I have done, or you can have a solid green or solid red color scheme.  It’s great to have options!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Jingle Belles

My Jingle Belle necklace from Cog and Fleur offered the chipper tinkling of a trio of jingle bells as I struggled to unravel the stubborn string of lights.  The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt gift also included a coordinating pair of earrings that I opted not to wear for my photo.  This bauble set will provide the ideal finishing touch for your outfits throughout the holiday season.  To add this jewelry set to your collection, all you have to do is teleport to the shop, locate the cookie concealed inside, and pay one Linden dollar.

Now that I’ve finally unscrambled the unruly lights, I’d better finish what I started and get to work hanging them up.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Exile Snow Fall
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Choker:  Cog and Fleur Jingle Belle Necklace (prize in The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Top:  [QE] Designs Rhea Wrap Top (prize in The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Pants:  Just Because Chrissy Pants
Boots:  KC Couture Yeti Winter Boots (50L on The Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Po^Z Mood is Light! (includes string of lights)
Sim:  Starlight Shores

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Get Ready for Cookies and Cocoa

The Song the Heart Sings

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I decided to check out the Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt this week.  One thing I love about this hunt is if you have time to invest in searching around for the hunt object, which is a gingerbread man, you can pick up some fabulous prizes for just one little Linden dollar each.  If you are in a hurry, or if you just can’t locate the elusive cookie, you have the option to pay 25 Linden dollars and scoop up the prize.

Just Waiting for a Waltz to Begin

I guess I must have attending holiday parties on my mind, because our first discovery while hunting is this lovely formal frock from Georg Bellic Design.  The Belle Gown hugs your curves, but has a wide, sweeping hemline to make it easy to glide gracefully across the dance floor.  Its sleeveless design shows off your slender arms and its open back contrasts beautifully with the full coverage on the front.  Elegant silvery feathers scattered across the background fabric provide a glimmering accent.  The prize package includes styles for popular mesh body avatars as well as versions for classic avatars, so there is something for everyone.  A coordinating men’s outfit is also tucked inside the package.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

We’re off to do some more exploring, and will return soon with another Fabulous Find.  Until my next post, 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:  Truth Hair Caralisa
Dress:  Georg Bellic Design Belle Gown (prize in the Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  L2 Studio and LHOOQ Gallery

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Dance With Me?

Dance With Me

Hello Fabulouses!  Stan and I teamed up to do some hunting along the Candy Cane 10 Hunt trail and found a really cute matchy-matchy prize over at MishMash Fusion.  We just had to celebrate by teleporting off to the Let it Snow sim for a romantic dance.  I really love the red candy cane stripes on both my dress and Stan’s vest.  They are just so bright and cheerful!  If you are looking for a coordinated outfit to wear with your significant other to a holiday party, this might be just up your alley!

On Her:  The Sweetest Frock

My Rocketpop Dress offers a full skirt for elegant swirls on the dance floor as well as halter style neck straps that are reminiscent of holiday ribbons.  Cherry colored buttons, a red sash around the waist and a red and white hemline complete the look.  The package includes versions for mesh avatars as well as sizes for classic avatars, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you.  Since all you need to invest to pick up this party frock is a bit of time searching and two little Linden dollars, you’ll look like you spent a bundle, but will have plenty left in the coffers for all your holiday shopping.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

On Him:  A Dapper Suit

Stan’s Etienne Suit features a red shirt, white tie, striped vest and an elegant white color scheme.  The touches of crimson provide the perfect coordination with the Rocketpop dress without looking too overdone.  All the pieces are worn at once, so there is no fussing around trying to get the different elements to fit together.  With one click, you’ll be ready to sweep her off her feet.  Just like Kat’s prize, the package includes versions for Classic as well as a variety of mesh body styles, all for just two Linden dollars (and a bit of searching time).

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

We’re off to see what else we can discover as we continue down the hunt path.  The event lasts until December 25th and features stops at a variety of stores.  The pupster is hoping maybe there will be a box of Ripley snacks hidden somewhere along the way.  Luckily, I have a freshly baked batch waiting at home.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat, Ripley and Stan

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Magika Take Flight
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor
Choker:  Pastoral The Candy Cane Choker (20L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  MishMash Fusion Rocketpop Dress (prize in the Candy Cane Hunt – 2L)
Heels:  KC Couture Eclatant (75L on the Marketplace)
Pose:  .click. Poses and Props
Sim:  Let it Snow!

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Outfit:  MishMash Fusion Etienne Suit (prize in the Candy Cane Hunt – 2L)
Shoes:  Lapointe Bastchild Edge Oxford Dress Shoes
Pose:  .click. Poses and Props

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