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Lazy Dog Dayz

Dog Days
Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Real life decided to rear its ugly head and dragged me away from SL for awhile, but I sure am glad to be back!  Ripley and I have two sweet hunt gifts to share with you this evening.  I hope you like them as much as I do.  The only caveat is that the hunt ends tomorrow, August 5th, so you will have to head on over to the sim as quickly as possible to scoop them up before they are all gone.

Oh, Those Dog Days of Summer

Paper.Sparrow is hosting an event in their store with 14 prizes up for grabs ranging from bathing suits, to sexy heels to summer shorts and tops, as well as a belted strapless dress.  All of them cost 25 Linden dollars, and as I said earlier, the hunt ends tomorrow.  For today’s post, I’m wearing two of these pieces of summery goodness.  I just love the soft bluish teal color scheme of the separates.  The cropped halter style shirt features lush tropical leaves in a pale hue accented with pink flowers.  Slender shoulder straps ensure that the Floral Blue Amber Top stays securely in place as you travel across the grid.  My Zarah Skirt coordinates perfectly with the top and has the cutest ruffled trim on the waist and hemlines.  Two dangling garter straps add intrigue.  The texture is really well done with realistic folds in the fabric and a subtle shimmer.  I really like the asymmetrical hemline.  To add both of these items to your wardrobe, head on over to the shop and look for teal colored palm trees scattered around.  They are not that difficult to find, and I was able to discover all 14 of them in one short visit.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and 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:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Paper.Sparrow Floral Blue Amber Top (Prize in the Dog Days of Summer Hunt at the Paper.Sparrow sim – 25L)
Skirt:  Paper.Sparrow Blue Zarah Skirt (Prize in the Dog Days of Summer Hunt at the Paper.Sparrow sim – 25L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Margarita Isle

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Bring on Those Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued our journey along a hunt path on the grid.  This time, inspired by Love’s, Juli’s and Pru’s recent posts, we checked out the Beached Bunny Hunt and headed over to Dragonmoon Designs.  There, we discovered an outfit perfect for the hot, lazy afternoons, and it cost just one little Linden dollar.

I Long for Those Sunny Days!

The Sunny Daze outfit features a buttoned tank top that reaches to about belly button level and coordinating shorts which have the cutest little ties dangling down.  In addition to versions for classic as well as mesh bodies, the folder includes a texture change HUD with four color options each for the shorts and top.  You can opt to color both the same as I have done or use different hues for more variety.  The tank and shorts are worn separately so you can mix and match with items from your wardrobe as well.  I really like the detailed buttons and the realistic wrinkles in the fabric where it is gathered in the shorts on the sides.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you need to do is locate the beach pail hidden somewhere in the shop, then pay the 1 Linden prize fee.  It’s well worth the effort!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes separate alpha layers for top and shorts)
  • Belleza
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Free Flowing Locks

I picked up my new hairstyle for free as a Midnight Mania prize over at Olive Hair.  The Therra hairstyle prize is a full fatpack of colors (including streaked and non streaked varieties) and features a center part and thick luxurious hair pulled forward over your shoulders.  The Midnight Mania prizes over at Olive rotate through, so although the Therra style is not on display for today’s prize, there is another lovely long style for you to try your luck on.  If you check back another day, Therra may once again be featured soon.  There is no group required, and every day I’ve gone back, the target has been met, so it’s an easy way to add some new free styles to your collection!

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:  Olive Hair Therra Hair (free Midnight Mania prize – 0L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Moor
Necklace:  Cae Jewelry Love Me Knot
Outfit:  Dragonmoon Designs Sunny Daze Outfit (prize in the Beached Bunny Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Fae Forest

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Some Days, You Just Get Lucky

A Single Sunbeam

Happy Thursday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are off today on a camping adventure to the mountains (just in time to escape a horrible heat wave), but I couldn’t leave without sharing this free outfit with you first.  I just love the design of this one!

“To Me, Flowers Are Happiness”

This quote from Stefano Gabbana says it all.  When I put on an item decorated with posies, I just have to smile.  I absolutely adore the combination of denim and the pretty floral print in this Naira Top and Skirt from Safira.  I know, I know, just yesterday I told you about a cute top that I picked up as a free group gift at the shop, but I also mentioned those group-only lucky boards.  This free outfit just so happens to be one of the ten prizes that group members can win if their lucky letter appears.  There were quite a few avatars in the shop while I was there, so the boards turned over very quickly and it didn’t take too long for that often elusive “K” to pop up.  I did a little happy dance, then scurried home to open up my prize.  The top is actually composed of two segments – a bandeau section and the long sleeves.  You can wear them together as I have done, or just the bra piece by itself to change up your look.  The skirt features a high waist, a zipper in the back, and a flirty hemline.  It’s a bit on the short side, so I made strategic use of the alpha layer on my mesh body, but it also has built in undies (the C string).  The generous designer included a texture change HUD so you can alter the shade of denim in the skirt, as well as the metals, and you can turn on and off the C string section and change up its color.  I really really love the hues in this set, and best of all it was free!  All I needed was a bit of patience and membership in the Safira Store Group (50L join fee).

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

I will miss you when I am gone and hope you have a wonderful time in the next week.  I look forward to sharing more Fabulous Finds with you when we return.  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:  DOUX Juniper
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Outfit:  Safira Naira Top and Skirt (free lucky board prize for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Margarita Island

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Don’t Miss This!

 

Vinyl Shopping
I hope everyone who celebrated the July 4th holiday had fun and kept safe. How did I spent my July 4th? Shopping at Vinyl! Not only does Vinyl have a new group gift out, but they are having a big sale that lasts from now until July 10th. The Vinyl group is also free to join at this time.

Vinyl Group Gift

The most recent free group gift is this cute cropped tee in dark blue that reads “I’m Just Here to BANG” in red white and blue lettering. I personally love the way this top fits. It comes in the following sizes: Maitreya Lara, Legacy, Belleza (Isis, Venus, Freya), Slink (Physique, Hourglass). To get your copy join the free-to-join Vinyl store group and click the gift vendor while wearing your group tag. Also, there are a few previous group gifts still available.

The Vinyl Sale 

As I mentioned Vinyl is having a sale until July 10th at midnight. The sale includes regular items, new items, and gachas. Plus if you shop while wearing your Vinyl group tag you’ll get store credit on most purchases. During the sale at Vinyl you can pick up individual clothing packs for 74 linden each, and gachas are 25 linden per play. I picked up these Sheeran Boyfriend Jeans in Darkest Blue for just 74 linden as part of the sale. They come in the following sizes:  Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Venus, Freya), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), and has a hud that lets you have a distressed option to the fabric. 

What Pru is Wearing:

  • Hair – TRUTH – HoneyAna – Past VIP Gift *Originally Shown Here
    Head – Catwa Koura
    Sunglasses – HEC – Tintable Multi-Sheer Round Shades/Sunglass – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here
    Skin – The Skinnery – Bria – Summerfest Exclusive
    Top – VINYL – Locked Out Tee Pak – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
    Pants – Vinyl – Sheeran Boyfriend Jeans Pak Darkest Blue – 74L *On Sale Until 7/10
    Shoes – REIGN.- Glitter Chuckies
    Tattoos – Ivory & Rose – Somber Tattoo & Downhearted Tattoo
    Body – Maitreya Lara

Pose by Exposeur (this pose may no longer available)
Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


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Gonna Cross the River to the Jersey Side

Floatsam

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Friday!  I hope you had a wonderful week.  Mine was filled with car shopping in RL, which I have decided is definitely NOT my favorite thing to do!  Lucky for the pupster, it was far too hot for him to come along, so he got to spend the time basking in air conditioned comfort at home.  Right at the top of my list of the BEST things to do is to find budget friendly bargains to share with you.  Ripley and I have a couple of really wonderful ones to tell you about tonight!

Jersey Girl

First up, I went strolling along the boardwalk down at the Jersey Shore and discovered this adorable Christina Special Edition Summer Skirt at the Blonde Queen cart for just 10 Linden dollars.  It features a high waist section, criss-crossed lacing and a generously flared, floral print skirt.  I really like the way the bright pink flowers pop against the darker background.  A double row of decorative stitching at the edges of the teal portion of the skirt adds an interesting bit of detail to complement the solid background color.  I opted to pair the skirt with a teal top, but I think pink or white would also go well.  The package includes versions for mesh body avatars only.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Meow

Hello Moon Child

Down at the Livia shop, I discovered the Moon Rings that I am wearing as a free gift for members of the Livia Update Group.  A simple crescent moon and triple stones are displayed on slender double bands.  You can wear these baubles on your left or right hand, or both, as I have chosen to do.  The generous designer included a HUD which allows you to select from 8 options for the triple gemstones and 4 metal textures.  To add these free rings to your SL jewelry box, you need to be members of the Livia Update Group, but since there is no join fee, it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar.

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
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Nymph
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Top:  GeorgeVerde Pulled Up Tank Top
Skirt:  Blonde Queen Christina Skirt (available at the Jersey Shore – 10L)
Necklace:  Pure Poison Cat Necklace (no longer available, sorry)
Rings:  LIVIA Moon Rings (free gift for members of the Livia Update Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  [Full Body Shot]  EMOZIONE Fading Like a Flower – (40L on the Marketplace)
[Close Up] Tuty’s Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Cherishville
Song:  Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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#LoveWins


#lovewins

Hello Fab Free! So as we all know by now it’s Pride Month, and I am loving all the enthusiasm I’m seeing. My Love. Your Love. Her Love. His Love. Their Love. Love wins! To continue the celebration and the proud support, I’m giddy with rainbow goodness from Reign and Luas.

Thanks to the several rainbow themed Saturday Sale items that are still available at Reign, my shoes and my drink are the most colorful they have probably ever been. The delicious looking drink comes in 2 versions, one with a static hold, and one with an animated hold. The shoes are in black, white, glitter black, and glitter white (shown) version, each in multiple sizes. Both of these rainbow-tastic Saturday Sale items at Reign, and the ones not shown here, will be available at the fabulous price of 75 linden each until this coming Saturday.

Shoe Sizes Included: Slink, Belleza, Maitreya

Luas Yona VIP Gift June

This long sleeve belted dress is the June group gift at Luas. It comes with a texture change hud that lets you pick from 4 presets each for the main part of the dress, the belt, and the graphic across the front. All things considered, the rainbow options were just irresistible for me anyway. This cute as heck dress comes in a few sizes and is free to all Luas VIP group members. At this time there is a one time join fee of 50 linden, and there are multiple previous group gifts available.

Sizes Included: Slink Hourglass, Belleza Isis, Belleza Freya, Maitreya Lara

Here are the details:

Hair – #Besom~Flower child – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here
Hair base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10
Head – Catwa – Koura
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Eye Makeup – Veechi – Electro Liner
Lipstick – {{Peachy}} Lips 
Dress – Luas Yona Fatpack – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join
Drink – REIGN.- Rainbow Drink – 75L Saturday Sale Item Available until 6/14
Shoes – REIGN.- Rainbow Platform Sandals – Glitter/Regular – 75L Saturday Sale Item Available until 6/14
Tattoos – Ivory & Rose – Downhearted Tattoo & Somber Tattoo
Pose by La Baguette
Photo taken at Sundarban


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Total Tan Lines

Total Tan Lines

One of those first world problems that I have a fun time musing about is the issue of having really weird tan lines.  If that’s your biggest problem, then I feel like you’re doing pretty well in this world.  I guess I don’t actually have to worry about that problem in SL, but it is fun to imagine the tan lines this bathing suit would engender, isn’t it?

Ooh, Sassy!

The group gift for the month of June has made it’s appearance over at Sass, and the punchy florals and crazy cutouts of this bathing suit are making me long for lounging by pools with random glasses of beverages that inexplicably have foliage in them (rosemary sprigs are so hot right now, amirite?).  Anyway, you can get this appealing bathing suit by joining the Sass group for 10L and then paying the vendor 1L which will get returned to you post-haste.  There are a whole bunch of other gifts there too!  Go grab em!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

What exactly is in this drink, anyway?

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Bathing Suit – Sass June (Free Group Gift/Group is 10L to Join)
Sun Glasses – Reign Hipster Glasses

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – alaskametro Space Unicorn
Hair – Magika Nina
Drink – ChicChica Rosemary Gimlet
Backdrop – Anxiety Manic

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Life is Sweet

Watermelon Stripes

Hello there, Fabulouses!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  The pupster and I found this tranquil bit of beach over on the LHOOQ sim, and decided there is no better place to wrap up our time off.  The sound of the waves lapping the shore, the cry of gulls and the fresh ocean breeze … ahhh!  It makes me wish I had a house near the shore.   If you are planning on a warm weather get away for yourself, and need a casual outfit, I found the cutest little crop top as a free gift.  I may be dating myself here, but this giftie brought back childhood memories of Fruit Stripe Chewing Gum, which just so happened to be a favorite treat of the young, RL Kat.

Actually, There’s Not Just ONE…

Over at the Sweet Willows shop, the Fruit Stripe Top gift contains not one, but four versions of the flirty tank I am wearing in the photo.  Featuring a dramatic plunging neckline, narrow stripes, and a ruffle trimmed hem, this little number will leave your tummy bare to soak up some rays.  I opted for the melon color scheme, but could have easily chosen blue, teal or grape instead.  Each top is is created exclusively for the Maitreya Mesh Body and is constructed with a colorful pinstriped background fabric adorned with coordinating trim.  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport over to the store and look for the package on the wall wrapped with a red ribbon, which is located under the “Spring Has Sprung” poster.  Right click and touch the package (no payment or group needed), and you will be immediately offered the folder.  Easy peasy!

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:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Necklace:  Cae Princess Collar
Top:  Sweet Willows Fruit Stripe Top (free gift – no group required – 0L)
Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Bento & Mocap Animations
Sim:  LHOOQ

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A Happy Ending for Your Monday

Sea Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  Yesterday in my post {HERE}, I told you about a free outfit and free earrings.  Well, today the pupster and I are back with a second pairing of a free frock and free baubles.  Now that’s a way to make Monday happier for sure!  Unfortunately, the free dress has been replaced with another gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL, which is a butterfly top.

Blossoms Galore

Summer blooms abound on the latest gift from Sweet Willows for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With slender straps, a plunging neckline and dramatically low cut back and sides, this frock is most definitely for warm summer days.  You’ll be free to soak in the sunshine and have your skin caressed by warm summer breezes with this mini dress.  Delicate white flowers scattered across a solid color background lend a cheery vibe to the outfit.  I chose a sky blue fabric, but with the included HUD, you could also opt for pink, yellow, green or purple, so it’s quite flexible.  You’ll probably want to make strategic use of the alpha layer of your mesh body to preserve modesty while wearing it.  To add this saucy little number to your inventory, activate your Fab Free group tag (it’s totally free to join!), teleport to the shop and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Island Girl

Island Girl

Ripley and I returned to The Free Dove to search for the perfect finishing touch, and spotted just the right earrings at the Rebel Hope display.  The Island Girl baubles come in either the tan option that I am wearing in my photo or a green version.  The beads are the same; it’s just the cording that is different.  Speaking of the beads, it’s almost like they were made to coordinate with my new dress!  Blue-green glass beads sit atop round brownish ones decorated with white blossoms, which echo the pattern on the mini.  Best of all, these earrings are also free.  You just need to be a member of The Free Dove group (which is also free to join).

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:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  !Rebel Hope Island Girl Earrings (free gift for members of The Free Dove group – 0L/0L to join)
Dress:  Sweet Willows Blossom Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join) Gift has been replaced with a new one.  Sorry 😦
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Full Body Shot – Luane’s World / Close Up Shot:  Le Poppycock
Sim: The Mill at Lemon Beach

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Among the Wild Posies

Jumpsuit

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Sunday Evening to you!  The pupster and I found two free items to share with you tonight and help get your Monday off to a wonderful start.

Let’s Jump Right In!

I picked up my Donna Jumpsuit over at The Free Dove as a gift from DM.  This off-the-shoulder style features a loose bodice section layered over a slim waistline, which really flatters your figure.  The trousers portion of this outfit are comfortably loose.  I am quite fond of this pale pink floral pattern, but if that’s not your cup of tea, the designer tucked a HUD inside the folder with two other texture options.  Versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars are included as well.  To add this suit to your wardrobe, you do have to be a member of The Free Dove group, but there is no join fee, so it’s completely free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Daisy

That Finishing Touch

With the complex flowery texture on my clothing, I wanted to keep my accessories simple, yet beautiful.  I headed over to Poeme and collected another free group gift, the Daisy Bead Earrings.  These delicate baubles feature your choice of silver or gold metal and six colors for the beads.  Of course, I went with pink to coordinate with my jumpsuit, but with the included texture HUD, I will be able to customize these earrings to match a variety of outfits.  To add the Daisy Bead Earrings to your SL jewelry box, you’ll need to be a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group, but since there is no join fee, you can pick up these gems for free.

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:  Argrace Sayuri
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  Poeme Daisy Bead Earrings (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Outfit:  DM Donna Jumpsuit (free gift for members of The Free Dove Group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Elvion Wish Valley

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