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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley, his pals and I are all waiting (a bit impatiently) for this bakery to open.  While we were out walking on the Oh Deer sim, we spied these tasty treats through the display window.  After a long, hard week at work, a girl and her pup deserve a sweet treat, don’t you think? 😉

Dear Santa…

The pup and I had built up an appetite as we made our along the Dear Santa Hunt trail.  It was well worth it because I scooped up this Ruffled Crop Top and Mini Skirt from Magnolia Designs for just one Linden dollar.  The lace trim along the edge adds the prettiest feminine touch, and I love the cheerful red and white print!  A pair of cute Mary Jane heels with knee high white stockings, complete with a bow and jingle bell are also tucked in the box, but are not showing in this shot.  The Dear Santa Hunt features two hunt prims at each store – one costs 25L and the other 1L, so if you are short on time, you can just pay the 25L fee and pick up the outfit immediately.  If you’re like me, and you are saving your Linden dollars for holiday gifts (yes, pal, that includes Ripley Snacks), you can invest some time and locate the 1L prim.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Houglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I Hear Keys Jingling!

Yay!  Here comes the baker now…….  After we gobble down some goodies err…pick up some delicious bakery items, Ripley and I will head out to locate another Fabulous Find to share with you.  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

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store January Mesh Hair

Outfit:  Magnolia Designs Ruffled Crop and Mini Skit (Prize for Dear Santa Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Two Birds on a Fence

Two Birds

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  In the midst of a quiet morning walk, Ripley and I paused to listen to chirping and trills from two feathered friends perched on a rustic fence in the Oh Deer sim.  What a lovely start to our day!

Free as a Bird

Before leaving home, I slipped into my silver Rossi Skinny Jeans, which are a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group from Alter.  These curve-hugging trousers feature a lovely swirled embellishment on the right thigh that is just so pretty!  The designer also added soft folds at the knees and a frayed hole in one leg.  These jeans have been lovingly worn and are so so comfy!  To pick up a pair for yourself, journey over to Alter, activate your Teleport Hub group tag (10L join fee) and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Casual Comfort

My warm Shoulder Sweater from Beck was a 50L Marketplace find that coordinated beautifully with the swirled pattern on my pants.  Its long sleeves and tight knit sheltered me from the chill in the air, while its one-shoulder-bare style added a touch of playfulness.  The sweater itself was comfortably loose, but featured a hemline that fit my waist snugly.  Designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body, this pullover is a terrific addition to my winter wardrobe.

Well, the pupster and I had better head on home and tackle our “to-do” list.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia [Bento] – (includes skin applier by YS & YS and make up)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Romy (includes hat)

Sweater:  Beck Shoulder Sweater Black for Maitreya (50L on the Marketplace)

Pants:  Alter Rossi Skinny Jeans (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  Secret Passion Ugg Boots White

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Pose Shop Malcheese (Wall Stand – 50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Oh Deer

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My Own World

My Own World

Panic Mode

I woke up this morning with a touch of “holiday panic.” You know, that feeling you get when the holidays are creeping up on you waaaay too fast. Your heart starts racing, you feel like you can’t breathe… you break out in a cold sweat. Yeah. It seems like summer was just starting… and now it’s almost Thanksgiving. 😮

I headed out in search of a quiet place to collect my thoughts and wound up on the couch at a coffee bar on the Oh Deer sim. A couple of lattes and some smooth jazz later, I think I might be kinda-sorta-maybe ready to tackle the holidays.

Or maybe I’ll just start with a turkey and see how it goes.

A Sweater and Leather

Before running off in a coffee panic, I managed to get myself dressed in the latest group gift from Ghee. The Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants duo come in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh standard XXS-L with alpha layers
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

A texture-change HUD is included so you can choose from brown, black, burgundy, and blue ombre for the sweater, and the same colors (without the ombre) for the pants.

Since the sweater is cropped, and I was cold thanks to the snow and all, I added a tank top underneath. I picked up the Enora tanks by Edenia on the Marketplace for 1L and used the included appliers for Maitreya. Check out Pru’s post HERE to see what they look like without a sweater.

To “top” things off, I added a cute hat. You can pick up this derby – as well as a baseball cap, felt hat, and Homburg hat – as a free gift from ICONIC at HairOLogy. I didn’t realize how pretty it was until I turned on my windlight and saw the lovely textures!

Each hat comes with a HUD containing several colors (varies by hat), and all are resizeable from the HUD. I’m sure they would also look great on the guys.

Ok, now that I’m all latte’d up, I think I’m ready to brave Costco to do some shopping. Until next time! 😀

*~*~*~*

Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Ophelia (past FLF)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Austen
Hat: ICONIC Derby (free gift @ HairOLogy)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Sweater & Pants: Ghee Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants (group gift / 500L to join)
Tank: Edenia Enora Tank Top with Appliers (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoes: #EMPIRE Wallflower
Pose by oOo Studio Poses
Location: Oh Deer

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Grateful for the Little Things

Grateful for the Little Things

Hello Fabulouses!  There’s a jerky turkey running around SL, creating havoc, and  leaving orange feathers all over the place.  Ripley is determined to catch this guy, and I am along for the ride, scooping up hunt prizes as we go, for only 1L each.   It’s a great deal – all I have to do is follow the pup’s talented nose from sim to sim, hand out a few Ripley Snacks every now and then, and collect feathers.

Hoping to Find a Hunt Prize

It all started when we were at Hope’s Creations, trying to locate an elusive dollhouse for another hunt.  As we wandered from room to room in the shop, I urged Ripley, “Find it, Pal.  Find it!”  Suddenly, he got “that look” in his eye, and took off, nose to the ground, with me trailing along behind him.  He quickly reached his destination, and stood, wagging his tail wildly.  The only thing was, he didn’t find a dollhouse; he proudly pointed out … an old orange feather.  Slightly disappointed, but not wanting to offend the pup, I tossed him a reward, paid 1L, and picked up the feather.

I’m so glad I did, because an entire outfit was nestled inside the hunt object!  A warm, ribbed, under layer shirt, with three quarter length sleeves, a cropped sweater with the word “Grateful” written in multi-colored script across the front, and a skirt were all included.  Smiling at Ripley, I gladly slipped on the top and admired the textures.  I really enjoy the contrast between the darker cropped sweater and the creamy tone of the undershirt, and the message to be thankful was a timely reminder.  I was in the mood for comfy-casual for a day of miscellaneous errands, so I donned some bell bottom jeans instead of the skirt.  However, it is really cute, with a leafy design in coordinating tones to match the text printed on the shirt.  To add this adorable outfit to your inventory, teleport over to Hope’s Creations, and located the bright orange feather concealed in the shop, pay 1L, and the TJ Shirt and Skirt will be delivered right to your inventory.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • eBody
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

We never did track down the dollhouse, so Ripley and I will hit the trail again tonight to see if we can ferret it out.  If not, I’m sure my boy will be raring to locate that gobbler at another store.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Catwa & Omega (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Ryleigh

Top:  Hopes Creations TJ Shirt (prize for the Turkey Jerky Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  [Well Made] Tara Bell Bottom Jeans

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Into The Forest I Go

BeYOUtiful

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I have a real treat for you today – a sweet new hairstyle adorned with daisies and a romantic, embroidered gown that wows with subtle sex appeal.  It’s hard to believe that BOTH are contained in one fabulous group gift that you can pick up entirely for free!

It’s a Celebration!

To commemorate its 6th anniversary in Second Life and 50,000 group members, D!va Hair is generously gifting group members with a fatpack of Iris hair and the stunning Iris gown (more on this beauty below!).  With seven variations for the hairstyle, including optional braids and long tresses in front and back (shown in my photo), and a HUD which allows you to select from 13 textures, as well as to turn on and off the headband and flowers, the Iris hair is extremely versatile.  You can resize as needed for the perfect fit (I had to do so with my Catwa head, but it was easy-peasy).  I seriously love this hairstyle!

Into the Forest I Go

Isn’t this gown just stunning?  With a dramatic slit that shows off shapely legs, a curve-hugging fit, and a perfectly tied bow at the waist, this formal frock is quite chic.  Its long skirt drapes smoothly to a slightly flared hemline that trails a bit behind you as you walk.  The cream colored background fabric is adorned with intricate ecru embroidery, which adds a touch of elegance.  It’s hard to see in my picture due to my long hair, but the bodice is strapless and dips low in the back.  The gift box also includes a translucent pannier that I opted not to add.  With a timeless, romantic appeal, this free gown is sure to flatter any avatar.  To pick up both the hair and dress, simply teleport over to D!va, join the group if you are not a member (it’s completely free), and tap the vendor.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • two alpha layers for classic avatars

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:  *Spicy* Eyeliners Applier Catwa & Omega (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  D!va Iris (free sixth anniversary group gift for D!va Hair – 0L/0L to join)

Gown:  D!va Iris (free sixth anniversary group gift for D!va Hair – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Which Path Will You Choose?

Down a Gravel Road

Happy Friday Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I sure am ready for a weekend!  With Halloween and the morning-after effects of too much sugar among my co-workers (not so much for me, but I do admit to snacking on a few pieces here and there), this has been a challenging work week, and I’m glad to see the end of the week and the end of October.  One of the great things about a new month starting is a crop of new hunts to check out.  The pupster and I tried our luck on the Dirty Little Secret Hunt, and came away with a darling mini dress.

Cherri Blossoms

My new frock from Trashed features a daring neckline that plunges deeply to offer a sexy peek at my belly button.  I fell in love with its cherry blossom print as soon as I laid eyes on it.  This little number hugged my every curve and fit my Maitreya mesh body perfectly.  Narrow shoulder straps looped behind my neck and allowed my shoulders to feel the caress of the sun.   The hunt package includes fits for the major mesh bodies, as well as a fit mesh version (with alpha layer) for classic avatars.  For just 50L and a little bit of your time searching around, you can scoop up this gorgeous mini dress for your own collection.

Versions Included:

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

The Dirty Little Secret Hunt runs through November 25th, so you have plenty of time to locate the hunt icon, which is a black key adorned with a red ribbon.  There are two trails to follow on this hunt – a 1L path and the 50L one that Ripley and I set off down.  Honestly, there are lovely items on BOTH paths, so if you have time this weekend, I’d recommend checking out this hunt. (Just a warning, there are some adult items included in the hunt).

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Tempest

Dress:  Trashed Cherri Dress (Prize for Dirty Little Secret Hunt – 50L)

Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Autumn Stroll

Walk With Me

Post Holiday Trick or Treating

Hello Fabulouses!  Even though Halloween is over, the Halloween Hunt is still going strong over at Ricielli’s.  Ripley and I moseyed on over today to check out this fabulous in-store event.  For just 15L per prize, you can scoop up 20 goodie baskets which contain footwear, tops, dresses and even some lacey undergarments.  My sexy mini is just one of the hunt gifts up for grabs.  The Bobbi Dress is hunt item #3, and she’s a real beauty!  With detailed extras such as the ruffled trim on the bodice and the neatly tied bow at the waistline, this frock will not disappoint!  The rich burgandy texture has a subtle sheen which highlights the realistic folds in the fabric.  All you have to do is search through the store, locate the basket containing item #3, and pay 15L.  The baskets are scattered throughout the shop, but they are quite easy to find, so in no time at all, you can collect all 20 gifts.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Slink
  • Slink Hourglass

Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin

Jewelry:  Earthstones Falling Leaves Earrings and Necklace

Dress:  Ricielli Bobbi Dress (prize for the in store Halloween hunt – 15L)

Heels:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Overlow Poses

Sim:  Oh Deer

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Finally a Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment

Hello Fabulouses!  I’m just sitting here, relishing the peace and tranquility at the Oh Deer sim.  I befriended this adorable tabby, but I’m not sure if he and the pupster will get along.  Speaking of Ripley, he and I found yet another great deal at The Cart Wash Sale this week.  Every time I go back, I discover something new to try.  Good thing for me the event continues on until November 1st!

Double Duty

Over at the Emerald Couture display, you can scoop up this cheery Fanni top for only 10L, which can be worn as a long shirt as I have done in my photo or as a dress.  I really like the flexibility with this top.  A plunging neckline adds a sexy touch.  With its bright crimson hue and scattered flowers,  Fanni has an almost Oriental flair, so I slipped on the Aran Jewelry set from Dressed by Lexi.  For only 10L, you get the necklace and a coordinating pair of earrings.   The silver pendant was the perfect accessory!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Finishing the Look

Since autumn temperatures have rolled in, I opted to pull on a pair of black leggings which also came from the Emerald Couture display.  My EC Satin Leggings hugged my curves and contrasted beautifully with the red color of my top.  These bottoms will work well with a variety of other outfits, so as soon as I saw the price of only 10L, I quickly added them to my inventory.  With fits for many mesh avatars, you’re sure to find an option that works for you.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass (for flat and high feet)
  • Isis
  • Maitreya (for flat and high feet)
  • Physique (for flat and high feet)
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • eBody
  • Venus

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 Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Necklace and Earrings:  Dressed by Lexi Aran Jewelry (10L on the Marketplace)

Shirt:  Emerald Couture Fanni Shirt/Dress (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Pants:  Emerald Couture Satin Black Leggings (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Pose:  NorahBrent’s {Vespertine} Cozy Wooden Hideout (located at the Oh Deer sim)

Sim:  Oh Deer

 

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