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The Evening Just Got Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a terrific Monday.  Last night, Ripley and I had quite an adventure over on the Baja Norte sim.   We were strolling along a forest path, me taking in the peaceful bird songs, and the pupster happily sniffing the trails of woodland creatures, when out of nowhere, this large white rabbit raced past, muttering something about being late.  Of course, Rip couldn’t resist temptation, and the race was on, with me trailing behind in my high heels and gown, hollering at my naughty pup, “STOP! STOP! Come back!!”  Did he listen?  Nope!  When I finally caught up to him, he lay panting on the ground next to a giant stack of storybooks.  The white rabbit that started it all?  Gone!

Ready for Wonderland

The evening had been off to an unusual start, but at least I looked like a fairy tale character myself in my lovely new gown from Virtue.  I picked it up completely for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With an off the shoulder design accented with soft pink trim, the Angel Dress will have you ready for date night, a formal dance or a trip to a fantasy land far away.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the darker pink fabric is enhanced with sparkly golden accents.  This frock is just so elegant!  Its waistline drapes beautifully around the body, and its skirt falls gracefully to a comfortably wide hemline, where it barely whisks above the ground.  The gift package contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh bodies, so I’m sure you’ll find a fit for yourself.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I’m hoping once Ripley catches his breath, he’ll realize it’s pointless to wait for that old rabbit to reappear, and we’ll be able to head home.  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:  Truth Hair Zoya
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Jewelry Set
Gown:  Virtue Angel Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Baja Norte

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Good Things Come to Those Who Camp

Good Things Come to Those Who Camp

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Monday!  After all that grocery shopping yesterday in RL, Ripley and I just needed to sit down and contemplate the remainder of our budget.  Luckily for us, we found a comfy spot over at Sweet E’s.  Best of all, after my time of rest and relaxation, I was rewarded with a gorgeous outfit, complete with thigh-high sandal boots.  Now that made my evening!

Stylish Stripes

Although it looks like it might be a one piece dress, the White Stripe Amile Outfit is actually composed of a skirt and top that look fantastic together, but also can be worn separately.  I always find it so versatile when I can mix and match components to create different looks!  The off-the-shoulder top features a ruffled neckline and a hem that falls to your waist (in the picture, the top ends where the solid white section starts).  It’s a perfect summer day shirt.  I love the laced, solid white mid section of the skirt, which allows for a delicious glimpse of your tummy.  A delicate bow tie holds all the lacing in place and sets off the transition back to the coordinating striped panel in the skirt.  The entire outfit hugs your curves beautifully.  To round out the complete outfit, the generous designer also included sexy, thigh high boots, which feature delicate heels and criss-cross straps.  The prize contains sizes for various mesh bodies and can be yours free – all you need to do is invest a small of time while you hang out and relax in a cozy chair.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping relaxing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne (at Uber)
Necklace:  Moondance Boutique Liz Necklace
Top:  Sweet E’s Amile Top (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Skirt:  Sweet E’s Amile Skirt (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Boots:  Sweet E’s Tie Boots (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  Merlin

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A fresh look

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A fresh hair style!

I got a notice that Nyne put out a fresh group gift and I headed to the store to check it out! My new Nissa hair is free with your free to join Nyne group tag and comes with a hud to fully texture change both the color of the hair as well as the bow! Color this hair to your hearts content and get it for free!

Checking out Sexy!

I was checking out the FabFree Group Gift Listing and saw the gift for Sexy Princess and thought it would be perfect to go with my new hair! This sexy mini dress has a floral print and criss cross front and comes in several mesh sizes. As always, the Fabfree group is free to join, so the gift was free to take home!

Dress sizes available:

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

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And while I was there…

While I was at Sexy Princess, I couldn’t help but notice the wall of gifts! I picked up this second sexy number that is a Fitmesh Fanatics group gift. The Fitmesh Fantatics group is free to join, so you can pick up this group free as well. You might remember that Kat blogged this dress in turquoise [here] so if you liked this dress and want to add it to your wardrobe in red, now is your chance!

Dress Sizes Available:

  • Classic XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, & Venus

One more stop!

I hadn’t been by Moondance Boutique in a while, and I love their jewelry, (it always includes such terrific color change huds). I was pleasantly surprised to see new group gifts out and available and I quickly picked up the free SL frees and Offers group gift. This Tracey jewelry set includes the necklace, earrings, bracelets, and rings in the picture. You can zoom in on the flickr for a close up! You’ll get lots of gemstone choices (the gemstones change colors separately) plus several metal finishes to choose from. Enjoy this gift free!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Nyne – Group Gift Hair – Nissa (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Tracy Jewelry Set (Free SL frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress 1 – Sexy Princess – Kelly Dress (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress 2 – Sexy Princess – Dorothea Red Dress (Free Fitmesh Fantatics Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Cyprian Garden

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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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Listen to the Mandolin Rain

Mandolin Rain

Hello Fabulouses!  When I first moved to my location in RL, I was so happy to leave gray skies behind.  Now, however, although I do appreciate the near-constant sunshine, I have come to cherish our rare rainy days.  They offer a welcome respite from the blazing sun, and a bit of variety to the same-old, same-old.  Second Life seems to be a lot like my RL location in that you rarely encounter rain, so when Ripley and I came across a patch of rainfall in the Mystical Fae Forest, it seemed a perfect place to snap a photo.

Trimmed in Lace

My beautiful Leikela dress from Brii Underground is a special offer for only 1 little Linden dollar.  Featuring a black mini dress with lace accents, this frock is sophisticated and simply stunning.  The off-the-shoulder fit offers a glimpse of smooth skin on your shoulders, but complete coverage where you need it.  I really like the slit in the skirt panel, which makes walking a breeze.  The package includes a coordinating pair of heels, and versions for both classic and mesh avatars.  To scoop up a copy for yourself, head over to the shop, and turn toward the front wall.  Leikela sits to the right of the group gifts collection.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • 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:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Beth

Eyeliner:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Umbrella:  Luane’s World (part of pose – see below)

Hair:  Truth Hair Sugar

Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Kathryn Jewelry Set

Dress:  Brii Underground Leikela Dress (1L)

Pose:  Luane’s World Wash Away the Pain

Sim:  Elvenshire Mystical Fae Forest

Tune:  Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby

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Under the Cedars

Secret Garden
Happy Pre-Friday, Fabulouses!  Oooooh have I found a gorgeous, sexy gown for you today!  When Ripley and I were wandering the grid, a group notice popped up on my screen announcing the latest free gift from monaLISA.  Quick as a wink, we popped on over to the shop, and scooped up this beauty.  If you’re not a group member already, for just a 70L join fee, you can add the spellbinding Maite gown to your inventory, too.

Gold Trimmed Ebony

With a slit that offers a glimpse of shapely legs, and a daring cut in the bodice, this sleeveless dress sets off your figure beautifully.  Sleek ebony fabric hugs your curves, and drapes to a slightly flared, floor-length hemline.  Softly gleaming gold edging surrounds the border of the skirt, and adds a glamorous touch.  With sizes for classic as well as mesh bodies, you’re sure to find just the right fit for you!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s so Close, I Can Almost Taste It

We’re almost to the weekend….yay!  Here’s hoping the rest of your work week passes smoothly.  I know I’ll have a busy Saturday in RL.  Thanksgiving managed to sneak up on me this year.  Sheesh!  Where did November go?  Over the weekend, I plan to make sure I have all the ingredients for a delicious Thanksgiving Holiday dinner.  (I know our Canadian friends already celebrated – we’re a little behind them here in the USA).  The pupster put in a special request for a double batch of Ripley Snacks.  My favorite, however, has to be pumpkin pie.  What’s yours?  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 Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Limerance Sona Hair (free gift at Hairology – 0L)

Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Chelle Bracelet and Ring

Dress:  monaLISA Maite Gown (free group gift for monaLISA group – 0L/70L to join)

Heels:  Shoenique Black Chinablu Heels (free at 68 Main – first blogged {HERE} in my previous post – 0L)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  The Cedars

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Easy Breezy… Webby.

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Easy breezy… webby

I love subscribo gifts… because they just appear in my inventory without any work! Did you notice that the free BYRNE August subscirber gift has appeared in your inventory this month? If you’re not a subscriber or you missed the gift, you can head to the BYRNE main-store, click the subscriber, and get this gift free. This month is the black “Webby” dress and this picture doesn’t do it justice.

This dress is an off the shoulder style that comes to the knees and has a very definite sheen to it in black with a darker black web design across the body of the dress (thus the name).

It comes in sizes for:

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

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Never enough

I never have enough hair. I love trying on new styles and I adore hair gifts. I stopped by the Mina main-store (it had been a while!) and was pleased to discover that there was a gift out for Mina VIP group members that I hadn’t yet picked up. Mina generously puts out a monthly group gift for both the guys and the gals, making the 200L join fee for the group well worth it.

This months VIP group gift is the style you see in the pictures above called “Pippa” and you get a hud of ombre colors to go with it. It’s a lovely over the shoulder style with the usual beautiful Mina texturing. Remember! There’s a men’s gift at the store too, and it’s just as good as the women’s gift!

A touch of class

I have blogged several gift items from Moondance Boutique now, and I keep finding myself returning there as I really like the variety of gifts and items (plus the included texture change huds!) I stopped by there this morning and picked up the free SL Frees & Offers group gift that has been set out — this gift set of Domino bracelets with matching rings.

You’ll get both a left and a right of both the bracelet and the ring and there is a color change hud with many, many color options for tons of versatility. You can change the metals as well as the gems! It’s a great free gift!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Mina – Pippa Dip Dye Mina VIP excl. group gift (Free VIP Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Moondance Jewels Domino Set, Bracelets and Rings (Free SL frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – BYRNE – Webby Dress (Free August Subscriber Gift)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Sim Location – Chelsea by the Sea

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The Shore from Here…

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The shore is pretty from here, and I have stopped to check it out from the dock. Good thing I am all dressed for the part thanks to a few lucky gift finds and a lovely in-store gacha hair that I couldn’t pass up. I thought I’d check in with you Fabulous readers and share my finds with you!

Pineapples!

I love applier clothes and this cute top from Egoxentrikax stole my … pineapple with ITS pineapples! It’s a free group gift (the group is free to join) and you’ll get both system layers and an omega applier that works with most mesh bodies.

A touch of class.

Moondance Boutique has out a new group gift for the month of July. Just like last month, this gift is free and the group is free to join. It includes the necklace and the earrings shown in the picture, and just like last month you get a full color change hud with colors to change the texture of the metal, and both gems in the jewelry for lots of versatility!

Top it off!

I stopped by Wasabi Pills after seeing they had some new hairs out, but ended up navigating toward their in-store Gacha section instead. I came across the Bianca Gacha and really loved the hair style. There are two styles in the machine: style 1 (shown) which has only one side of the hair tucked behind one ear and Style 2 (not shown) which has both sides of the hair tucked behind your ears. For just 75L per spin, this is a chance to win some really pretty hair!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Bianca Mesh Hair Style 1 (75L in-store Gacha)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Jewels Breeze (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Top – Egoxentrikax – Pineapple Gold Top (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)
Pants – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Indian Summer Jeans

Sim Location – Baja Cove

Astrids Signature


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These Pearls

Those Pearls

It’s lush here…

I’ve been exploring more and more of the Elysion sim and it’s simply lush… though be warned it is adult themed, you have to be a member, and joining costs a fee. But I’m enjoying my exploring. I like to dress up for my explorations into the unknown corners of this paradise… and I decided to check out the Hashtag Event to see if I could find something special for my journey today.

I happened upon…

… the perfect dress. This little pink number by Wellmade is… well… wellmade! It hugs all your curves and has a sexy cut out and has the sort of shimmer of latex that invites compliments but almost looks like faux leather too… best yet, it was a gift for only 7L. It was among many other gifts (almost every booth had a gift that cost from 0 to 10L!) and it made visiting Hashtag well worth the trip.

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

Another gift from Moondance…

In my post here, I showed you a free gift from Moondance Boutique. I remembered that they had another gift out for SL frees & Offers members and stopped by to pick it up. The free Hanna Jewelry Set includes a texture change pearl and earrings set that allows you to change the 3 sets of pearls on the necklace and earrings each separately with many different color combinations to get just the right look. It was a great free addition to my outfit to go exploring a lush sim like Elysion.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – little bones. – Fabia (available @ Collabor88)
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Hanna Jewelry Set (Free SL frees & Offers Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – WellMade – Tacsa Dress Gift for Hash Glam (7L @ Hashtag Event)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

Astrids Signature


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I wasn’t exactly dressed for adventuring…

We all bleed the same color. 1

I wasn’t exactly dressed for adventuring… after all I was in my 10L Emerald Couture Dk Olive Bloom dress from the Cart Wash Sale with its asymmetrical hem and floral material…

Even if it did come in all the following sizes…

  • Standard mesh XS – XL
  • Fitmesh XS-XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Tonic – Fine & Curvy
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

… I wasn’t exactly dressed for adventuring… wearing my 10L Emerald Couture Dk Olive heels from the Cart Wash Sale (which fit Slink, TMP, Maitreya, and Belleza feet)… but that didn’t stop me.

I knew when I saw the sign on that airplane that someone had spray painted, “Do epic shit” that it was time to step out of my comfort zone and step into adventure… even if I was wearing a dress. So I crossed through the broken down fence to the crash site and wandered in.

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Once inside, I explored the wreckage. It was littered with “treasures” and things I wanted to see. There was some graffiti that caught my eye and seemed important to remember: “We all bleed the same colour.” Yeah… isn’t that the truth. So many forget that in their everyday lives as they walk down the street. It’s a good motto to live under the moon by.

It had me fingering my new free texture change Lotus Moon necklace from Moondance Boutique. It was part of a matched set that included earrings too… as well as a bunch of beautiful rings, but I’d left the rings at home. I managed to get it as a group gift (the group was free to join) and I was tickled pink about it…

… even if I wasn’t dressed for adventure.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Lamb – Nevermind
Jewelry – Moondance Boutique – Lotus Moon Jewelry Set (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – Emerald Couture – Summer Bloom Dress Dk Olive (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Emerald Couture – Summer Bloom Dk Olive Heels (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale)

Sim Location – Abandale

Astrids Signature