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Pretty as Ribbon Candy

Bright and Sweet Like Ribbon Candy

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  While shopping on the Marketplace at the Believe shop, Ripley and I discovered this bright and cheerful fitted dance top for only 10L, and I wanted to quickly share it with you before I head outside to tackle the dreaded y-a-r-d-w-o-r-k before it gets too hot.  Fortunately, the sky is overcast and the high temperature is expected to be only in the nineties … so I’d better take advantage of the respite from heat while I can!

Pastel Stripes

I just love the stripes of color on this cropped shirt!  The pattern reminds me of the ribbon candy my mother used to get during the holidays.  With a playful, asymmetrical hem line, slender shoulder straps and pastel colors, this little number is just so happy and fun!  The fitted mesh top comes in XS – M and L sizes, and includes an alpha layer for classic avatars.  By adjusting the alpha layer of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to get a perfect fit.  Although I bought it a couple of days ago, the shirt description says the price is only for 24 hours, so if you’d like to scoop up this bargain for yourself, I’d suggest doing so quickly.

The pupster and I are off to pull weeds and pick up seed pods – oh the ever-fun life of a blogger!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Necklace:  Cae Serena

Top:  Believe Dance Fitted Top – Lines (10L on the Marketplace)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is open to group access only)

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The Damsel in Denim

Walk With Me

Hello Fabulouses!  There is something about taking a long walk with a canine friend that just makes the stress melt away.  Although I don’t live in a rural area any more, and have to get my dose of country from SL, I still cherish walking with my faithful pal by my side.  I’m sure Ripley enjoys it just as much as I do since he is alone during the day with only the cats for company.

Perfect Attire for an Early Evening Stroll

My skinny jeans are the latest Fab Free group gift from Tiar.  With a snug, curve-hugging fit, realistic wrinkled texture near the knees, and rolled cuffs, these pants are just right for a casual outfit.  Although I love to dress up, I am most at home in faded, comfy denim, both in RL and in SL.  This free gift includes sizes for classic avatars, as well as mesh bodies.  To scoop this goody up for yourself, simply head on over to Tiar, then use the teleport board at the landing area to travel to the Midnight Mania area where the gifts section is located.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Dotted With Stars

The adorable side-knotted crop top I am sporting today is part of a package offered by No Cabide on the Marketplace for only 49L.  The Alessandra set contains a pair of denim shorts (not worn), my summery top, and a texture change HUD for the shirt with 15 various options, including both solids and prints.  I opted for a medium blue sprinkled with golden stars, which I felt coordinated well with the hue of my jeans.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Shorts and top in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for both
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

Ripley is ready and raring to go for a game of fetch-the-stick, so we’re going to have a little exercise session before we head on home.  I bet the cats will appreciate a tired pup who’s ready to nap all day tomorrow.  Sometimes that boy can get a little too rambunctious… 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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen

Jewelry:  Caroline’s Star Gold Necklace and Earrings Set (55L on the Marketplace)

Top:  No Cabide Alessandra Set (49L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  Tiar Skinny Jeans (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Tropic Isles

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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  It is a much welcomed, three day weekend for Ripley and myself, and we intend to make the best of it.   At the top of our list of things to do:  share some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds with our readers.

Feel Free to Be Yourself…

…in this gift from Tiffany Designs, that is.  I am simply in love with this leather and lace mini-skirt outfit!  It offers the perfect combination of feminine charm and gleaming leather.  Best of all, the Tania Mini dress is completely free for Fabulously Free in SL group members.   Featuring a creamy lace top with a belted vest, and a sexy-mini skirt, this little number is ideal for a day of shopping or a date night.   With sizes for classic as well as mesh bodies, the outfit is designed for a variety of avatars.  To add the Tania Mini Dress to your inventory, teleport to Tiffany Designs, use the teleporter on the floor to travel to the Discounts, Jewelry, Shoes and Lucky Chairs department, then turn left and walk to the gifts section.  There, you will find the gift vendor on the wall to your left.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Panel for Skirt in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Pants and Shirt layers for classic avatars
  • Applier HUD for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza and TMP

Happy Labor Day to our readers in the United States (and Labour Day to those in Canada)!  I hope even if you are not blessed with a three day weekend that you find plenty of time for rest and relaxation for yourselves.  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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Outfit:  Tiffany Designs Tania Mini Dress with Appliers (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  DCD Forever Loved (25L at Shop Free*Style)

Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  deciduous

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Follow Your Butterflies

Follow Your Butterflies

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  After a long first week back to work in RL, it sure was nice to have a quiet moment with the pupster on the front porch.  When a butterfly alighted on my outstretched hand, that moment became pure magic, but I should have expected that since I was standing in Luane’s World – a romantic, magical sim.

The Dress

My frock today is the latest free gift from Mooh! for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  The Strapless Spring Dress features a soft lavender bodice, and a white skirt adorned with an elegant purple and lavender butterfly.  It was perfect for a late summer morning exploring with Ripley.  I love the delicate double strap detail at the neckline, which is echoed on the deeply plunging back.  With mesh and fitmesh sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh body types, this outfit will fit almost any avatar.  Best of all, the Fab Free group is completely free to join, so you can scoop up this little number for a song!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

The Necklace

My Mesh Whimsical Butterfly Necklace from ~{Sasha Lee}~ is part of a set that I picked up on the Marketplace for only 49L.  It features a long, silver chain, and a silver butterfly with a diamond studded body, and opalescent jewels embedded in its wings.  Matching earrings complete the set, but I chose not to wear them for my photo.  It seemed like it was almost made to go with my lovely new dress!

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 (gacha prize at The Epiphany)

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Moles and Blush

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Dress:  Mooh! Strapless Spring Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  ~{Sasha Lee}~ Whimsical Butterfly Necklace (49L on the Marketplace)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Butterfly:  Luane’s World Butterfly on Hand pose (I am not using the pose, just the butterfly)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Luane’s World

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It’s Time for a Knotical Weekend Getaway

Knotical

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Friday!  I have a cute, casual outfit to share with you today.  One of the items is a Fifty Linden Friday offer, so if you want to pick it up for yourself, I’d suggest heading to the shop as soon as possible.

Feeling so Knotical

As soon as I saw the jaunty navy and white striped crop top from Valentina E., I knew it was destined for my inventory.  It has an adorable little twist in the bodice section that I had not seen before in a top.  Since it is a Fifty Linden Friday special offer, I only spent 50L for this cute little number.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body, so it fit my avatar perfectly!  Since Ripley and I had plans to visit the beach at Maison de L’amitie, the nautical stripes echoed the sea-side theme of our day.

The Weekend’s In Sight

After a crazy busy week in RL for me, I’m really looking forward to a couple of days off.  My “Weekend” mini shorts from Kitchen Sink are aptly named!  Featuring a frayed denim edge, beautifully detailed stitching, and a curve hugging fit, these shorts complemented the dark navy stripes in my top.  The best part of all was these shorts are available at the KS shop on the Marketplace for only 10L – happy dance time!  The package includes Maitreya and Omega appliers, plus a clothing layer option for classic avatars.

I hope you all enjoy some relaxing moments during the upcoming weekend.  I know not much will make me budge from this cozy hanging lounge chair – except for getting up to feed my favorite canine companion, that is.  Calm down Ripley, I won’t forget to serve your dinner. 🙂 Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Izzie’s Cora

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store Gacha)

Necklace:  Yummy Jewelry and Accessories Shining Crystal Necklace

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Valentina E. Knotical Top FLF Navy (50L for Fifty Linden Friday)

Shorts:  Kitchen Sink Weekend Shorts (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Crete Hammock Chair (at the Maison de L’amitie sim)

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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True Blue

True Blue

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are here with a quick post to share another of our hunt finds with you from the Around the Grid Hunt.  This hunt runs until September 30th, and hunt gifts cost 1L if you search for the small hunt object concealed in the shop, or 25L if you purchase the prizes from the hunt sign in the store.  The small hot air balloon-shaped hunt object at Gidget’s Style contained my lovely blue and gold sleeveless frock.  With an all-over floral print and an asymmetrical hemline, the Nina Mesh Dress is ideal for the long summer days of July and August.  Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, by adjusting my alpha layer, I was able to get a perfect fit.  I could feature wearing this dress in RL as well as in SL!

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • X
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer – I know Ripley and I are cherishing the time we have to wander carefree through the grid.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Mimi

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Dress:  Gidget’s Style Nina Mesh Dress (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Box of Rain

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (I picked these up at Collabor88)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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Easy Silence

Easy Silence

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  Ripey and I are enjoying the easy silence at Borneo Isle while we tell you about two free group gifts to get your weekend off to a fantastic start.  I think you’ll love both of them as much as I do.

Free Tresses

My loosely braided locks, called Tori, are the latest free group gift from Truth Hair for VIP members.  With a full fatpack of all colors, plus a stylist HUD, you have so many options to choose from.  Featuring long, side-swept bangs that frame each side of your face, this soft, casual hairstyle is ideal for a day of relaxing by the shore.   Although the Truth VIP group has a 350L join fee, Truth Hawks generously gifts members with a full fat-pack of a hairstyle each month.  In addition, the group chat is quite active and friendly, and I’ve picked up a number of tips and pointers.   I really look forward to reading the chat messages each day.

Casual Summer Stylin’

At Rowena’s Designs, I scooped up this adorable Angie crop top and belted shorts outfit, which is a free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group.  With a floral print, spaghetti style straps, and a loosely flowing hemline, this top is sure to be a summer staple in my wardrobe from now on.  I opted for a charcoal print and black shorts, but the gift includes a color change HUD for both the top and shorts with 6 hues ranging from green, red, blue, purple, and brown as well as the black.  The shorts feature a buckled strap on the sides and a tantalizing glimpse of skin.  The snug fit of the shorts contrasts beautifully with the ruffled top.  The MGSN Group has no join fee, so you can add this cute set to your inventory completely for free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free group gift for Truth Hair VIP Group 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Circle Drop Necklace

Top and Shorts:  Rowena’s Designs Angie Crop Top and Shorts (free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (available at Collabor88)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Borneo Isle

Tune:  Easy Silence by the Dixie Chicks

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IM Free and IM Fameshed

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IM Free!

Hey, fabulous readers! A few weeks ago, I shared a group gift from a new store called I.M. Collection, and I mentioned that the group join fee was going to go from free to 50L. But guess what? It’s still free! And to celebrate the group getting up to 100 members, a special gift has been set out!

The 100 Member Gift includes linen trousers and a sexy, off-the-shoulder sweater, and comes in sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. You can find this gift by the stairs as you come in the door.

IM Accessorized!

Like Love, I also braved the lag at FaMESHed, and managed to pick up some amazing gifts! I do love me some purses, so I was thrilled to find this Tied Clutch from REIGN. It comes with a 25-color texture-change HUD, so it will surely match everything you wear. You can also click the back to resize.

My bangle bracelet is the gift from BREATHE, and it comes in white and black with gold trim. You can also click to bring up the resize menu.

The FaMESHed group is free to join. Check out the gifts Love shared here and here.

IM Manicured!

Finally, my manicure is the latest group gift from Hello Dave. The Hello Dave in-world group is 100L to join, but generous gifts are provided to members.

Hello Dave VIPs - Love Story

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Harmony (with Zoya bangs)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Manicure: Hello Dave Love Story (group gift / 100L to join)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Pearl Necklace
Bracelet: BREATHE Sahara Bangle (FaMESHed group gift / free to join)
Pants/Top: I.M. Collection 100 Member Gift (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Lola Platforms (featured @ Collabor88)
Handbag: REIGN Tied Clutch (FaMESHed group gift / free to join)
Pose: !bang poses
Location: West of the Rain

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I Got a Peaceful Easy Feelin’

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Happy Rez Day to Me!

Earlier in the week, I celebrated my 7th Rez Day by picking up a few gifts for myself from the Peace By Peace Hunt. This is a brand-new hunt produced by the same team that puts on the Peace on Earth Hunt each winter, although on a much smaller scale.

There are several lovely gifts to find on this hunt, including a few nice finds for the fellas (hey, Carson!). This sexy sundress is from Ghee and comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L (no alpha)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass

The Peace By Peace Hunt runs until May 31st. Each gift is 1L, and you’ll be looking for a teal-colored puzzle piece.

Have a peaceful rest of the weekend, fabulous readers! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Smoke Lady (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Deja
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Khaleesi’s Temptation
Dress: Ghee Stripey Sheath Dress (PBP Hunt / 1L)
Shoes: REIGN Nikki Heels
Handbag: REIGN Renegade Clutch (50L gacha)
Pose: An Lar Poses The Fling Series (free gift)
Location: Corlevoli Beach

 

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Let the Rain Kiss You

spring showers

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I got caught out in a spring shower while exploring the One Caress sim, but fortunately, it was a warm, gentle sprinkle.  While the pupster splashed merrily in the watery world, I tilted my chin upward, and enjoyed the kiss of rain drops.

A Sweetheart of a Deal

My strapless fuschia mini dress is a free gift at Xtravagance.  I love the piping along the bodice, the way it hugs my curves, and the heart-dotted leather with a subtle sheen.  A variety of textures on the frock provide just the right amount of visual interest.  Since the package includes appliers for numerous mesh bodies, plus mesh for classic avatars, you’re sure to find just the right fit!  Best of all, the Carmele dress is completely free, with no group required.  Simply teleport to Xtravagance, click the sign, and pay a whopping zero lindens to add this saucy number to your inventory.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Freya, Isis, Venus Ebody, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, TMP, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Seeking Sunshine After the Rain

Not long after I snapped this picture, my playful pup bounded toward me, plowed a wave of water up over my toes, shook himself thoroughly, and drenched me with a cascade of droplets.   Time to seek out a thirsty towel and some rays before I catch a cold.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Written

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

Dress:  Xtravagance Carmele Pink (free/no group required)

Footwear:  Reign Lindsey Heels (available at Uber)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose: NRJ Pose

Sim:  One Caress, Beck