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And The Sky Is A Hazy Shade Of Winter

RIRLifeNCoreMINAGood morning Fabulouses!  The weekend may be nearly over, but I’m making the most of it enjoying the weather now that it has warmed up enough.  Of course it’s not warm enough to melt all of this snow, but at least it’s bearable now!

Precious Coral

I bundled myself up in the latest group gift by RIR Life, which is the Padded Coat in the sweetest shade of Coral.  It comes in several mesh body sizes and has a group join fee of only 10L.  RIR Life does really nice monthly group gifts, so your 10L will go super far if you stay in the group.

Jacket Sizes Included:

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

Warm Winter Boots

I wasn’t about to head out into this frozen tundra without a good pair of winter boots, and just in time… N-Core put these cute Winter Boots out as a free group gift!  They include a texture change HUD with six colours too!  I have added the vendor ad below as well because it turns out that most of the detailing is hidden in the snowy grass :/.

Boot Sizes Included:

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

N-core "Winter Boots" January GROUP GIFT! (Updated)N-Core has a group join fee of 299L, however there are several group gifts available right now including the three that I blogged recently as listed below.

 

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Lipstick – Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – MINA Hair Stella Dip Dye (free group gift / 0L / 200L to join) – Previously blogged by Astrid [HERE]
Jacket – RIR Life Padded Coat Coral (free group gift / 0L / 10L to join)
Jeans – Blueberry DWL Fun
Boots – N-Core Winter Boots Fatpack (free group gift / 0L / 299L to join)

Pose by Entangled (1L sale)
Sim – North

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I’m in the Mood for Blueberries and Cherry Blossoms

Fox in the Snow

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to share a free group gift and another budget-friendly hunt prize with you.  They pair together well to create a simple, casual, and very comfortable outfit.

Adorned With Twin Bows

First, my adorable long sleeved top from Blueberry features a pair of texture change laces that add a whimsical touch.  You can opt to coordinate them with one of the 35 color choices for the top, or select a contrasting option.  You can even adjust the metal of the eyelets, too.  With so many hues available, this top is sure to become a wardrobe favorite of mine!  To pick up this free group gift for yourself, all you need to do is head over to the shop, activate the Blueberry Store Group tag (20L join fee) and tap the vendor.  With other gifts available for members, your 20L investment will be well worth while.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Cozy Leggings

A prize in the Dear Santa Hunt, I picked up my crimson leggings at Cherry’s Blossom for just one Linden dollar.  They hugged my every curve and fit my Maitreya mesh body beautifully.  An all-over muted pattern provided visual interest, and the fabric had a slight sheen to it.  I could see wearing these under a sweater dress for extra warmth on a winter day.  To add the Cozy Leggings to your inventory, search the shop until you locate the hunt object, which is a letter to Santa.  After that, it’s just a matter of paying the teensy fee, and then scurrying home to open up the box.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Slink

I hope your work week is off to a good start.  I don’t know about you, but I am counting the days until my holiday break.  I’m looking forward to having some extra time to spend relaxing with my family, and of course, looking for more Fabulous Finds to share with you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin and YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Magika Out of Breath

Hooded Coat:  Aphorism Winter Coat White

Necklace:  Pastoral Candy Cane Choker (20L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Blueberry December Gift Laced Tops (free gift for members of the Blueberry Store Group – 0L/20L to join)

Leggings:  Cherry’s Blossom Cozy Leggings (prize for the Dear Santa Hunt – 1L)

Boots:  [SAKIDE] Mistletoe Uggs (no longer available – sorry but they do have similar cute ones here on The Marketplace for only 50L)

Animal Friends:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd and Arctic Fox (separate gacha prizes)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  North

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A Dust of Snow

A Dust of Snow

 

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As a light dusting of snow sprinkled down from the sky, Ripley and I traveled to the North sim for a late afternoon stroll.  The only sounds that broke the winter silence were the crunch of our footsteps and the faint rustle of branches stirred by the breeze.  Although it was chilly, I was all wrapped up in a full length cardigan that we discovered as a free gift in the Women Only Hunt 4.

A Hug That Lasts All Day

As we walked, the thick knit of this Weirdo Duster from Oubliette nestled around me, keeping me cozy and warm.  It features a built in crop top, extra long sleeves, and slits in the side for easy walking.  It offered protection from the elements, and also provided a sexy glimpse of skin.  I knew I could always pull the edges closed if need be, but thanks to the magic of SL, I was totally comfortable, bare tummy and all!  Inside the gift box, I found versions for multiple mesh bodies, as well as an infinity scarf that I chose not to wear in my photo because my hair already had a scarf built in.  Since the Women Only Hunt 4 prizes are completely free, I scooped up this woolen wonder for a song!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin & YourShape Karla

Hair:  Clawtooth Snug as a Bug (free gift first blogged {HERE} by Pru – 0L)

Top and Jacket:  Oubliette Weirdo Knit Duster (free prize for the Women Only Hunt 4 – 0L)

Leggings:  Elya Black Tights (10L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  Maitreya Stagioni Boots in Coal

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  North

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I’m Just Catching Snowflakes

Catching Snowflakes

Hello Fabulous Readers!  In my post on Monday, I shared the Women Only Hunt 4 gift from Naive.  The pupster and I continued along the trail, and today I have another free hunt giftie to share with you.  This time, rather than a formal, elegant look, I have a more casual sweatshirt, which is bound to keep you comfy and sheltered from the elements.

Hoodie Weather

The Abbie Pull Over from Justice is a sweatshirt that I’d be perfectly comfortable wearing in RL as well as SL.  In fact, as soon as I saw it, I found myself wishing I could have an exact duplicate for the real me to sport in the outside world.  There’s nothing like the warmth you get from a cozy hoodie on a wintry afternoon!  Featuring realistic folds, gray cuffs, and dangling ties which are hiding behind my hair, this sweatshirt hugs your curves and is long enough to seal out any breeze trying to work its way through.  I love its muted, dusky teal color.  To scoop one up for yourself, journey over to the Justice store and search around for the snowflake hidden somewhere inside.  Since this is a free hunt, you can pick up a fantastic top for just a small investment of your time.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

My hound with a nose for fashion and I are off to see if we can complete the hunt tonight.  I stocked up on Ripley snacks, so we should be good to go.  I sure don’t want to forget them again. Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin & YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Vivid Eyes – Night

Hair:  Magika Delight

Top:  Justice Abbie Pull Over (free prize for the Women’s Only Hunt 4 – 0L)

Pose:  Mad Girl Ninjas’ Designs Just Catching Snowflakes (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  North

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First Flurries of the Season

First Snow

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As the flakes of snow drifted slowly down from the gray sky, I encouraged Ripley to walk a little faster so we could make it home before the sun set completely.  It is getting dark so early now, and I wanted to be home near the crackling fire.  With his thick fur coat, he seemed blissfully unaware of the chill in the air.

All Wrapped Up

Lucky for me, I had a scarf draped around my neck to help keep me warm.  This lovely wrap is a free gift for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  It even includes a texture change HUD, which allows you to select from 10 hues.  Each option features the same paisley pattern, and you can color the fringe to coordinate or contrast with the main fabric of the scarf.  It is resizable, and comes with a regular and a “more breast” version.  To pick up this neckwear for yourself, simply teleport to the shop, switch to the Hilly Haalan Fashions group tag (free to join), and tap the vendor.

It’s All About the Comfort

My long sleeved shift dress from Store Aeyres on the Marketplace is loose-fitting and cozy.  This style of frock is great for most body types, and depending on how you accessorize, it can be suitable for casual, every day wear, or dressed up for an evening out.  Priced at only 50L, the package included the garment, as well as blue and green eyes for classic avatars, a crystal ring, earrings, a vintage pendant, shoes, a face light, and a color change HUD packed with a rainbow of selections.  For my picture, I chose just to wear the frock and keep my look fairly simple, so I didn’t try out any of the extras.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP

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 Soldier

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia

Bangs:  Truth Hair Bangs Side Whispy Right

Scarf:  Hilly Haalan Gift Scart (free group gift for member of the Hilly Haalan Fashions Group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Store Aeyres Long Sleeve Shift Dress (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  North

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Dahlia on a Wednesday

Sweet DahliaHappy middle of the week, Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to a couple of days off.  After last weekend without a working computer (technology withdrawal – eep!), I am yearning for some retail therapy.

Speaking of Retail Therapy…

Ripley and I have been checking out all the Fab Free Group gifts, and found a sexy, strappy little number to share with you today.  The Lisa dress from Sevyn East Ave. features a curve-hugging skirt topped with a flared bodice.  It comes complete with a texture change HUD, which offers you 12 different options, including both prints and solids.  To add this frock to your inventory, simply teleport over to Sevyn, activate your Fab Free group tag, and click the vendor.  Both the group and the dress are completely free.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

A Canine Mission

Every night in RL, I hide a dental treat for the pupster, and give the command, “Find It!”  It’s one of his favorite moments, and he’s gotten quite good at using his nose to sniff out the chew.  He gets so excited when he knows I am looking for the perfect spot to conceal his treasure.  Astrid’s post {HERE} about Eclipse themed gifts inspired me to send Ripley on a search mission, not for a treat for him, but for me this time.  He happily led me straight to Dahlia where I was able to scoop up this free Eclipse Necklace.   It’s actually part of a set, which includes a ring, as well as a texture change HUD that allows you to change the color of the moon and the metal.  I opted for black to coordinate with my dress, but I could just have easily chosen white or a deep burgandy.  In order to pick up this jewelry set for yourself, you will need to join the Dahlia group, but it is completely free!

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 Tessa

Hair:  Exile Blink

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Necklace:  Dahlia Eclipse Necklace (free gift for Dahlia group 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Sevyn East Ave. Lisa Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  North

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Feeling Erratic

Erratic

Hello Fabulouses!  What a weekend it was for me in RL.  My hard drive failed in my computer, and then I ran into technical difficulties with installing the new one.  Fortunately, once I was able to return to SL, there were no problems there.  Ripley and I quickly got back into the swing of hunting for budget friendly fashions, and discovered this sleek button front frock to share with our favorite readers.

Pretty in Purple (or Whatever Color You Choose)

My curve-hugging mini dress today is the latest free group gift from Erratic.  Featuring short sleeves, and a buttoned closure, this little number is quite sassy with a few of its fasteners undone.  It comes complete with a color change HUD with 12 texture options, just in case violet is not your style.  The fabric has a soft sheen with realistic folds, and I was quite pleased with the flattering fit. It is designed only for the Maitreya mesh body.  To add this beauty to your inventory, simply switch over to the Erratic group tag (there is a 99L join fee), teleport to the Erratic shop, and make your way over to the “Risque” section.  There, you’ll find the group gift vendor, which will deliver the dress with one quick click.

Crossing Our Fingers (and Paws)

Here’s hoping my new hard drive has a long and productive life, and that you have a wonderful week ahead.  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 Tessa

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:   Exile Closure

Necklace:  Misha Fine Jewelry Silver Tender Heart Necklace Amethyst

Dress:  Erratic GROUP GIFT17 (free gift for Erratic Group members – 0L/99L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  ILLI Nena Mesh High Heels

Pose:  Aushka and Company

Sim:  North

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