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Are You Feeling Lucky?

Remember

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I keep finding fantastic Boho-style clothing to share with you.  Today is no exception.  If you are lucky, you can scoop up this outfit completely for free.  Sound intriguing?  Read on…

Ruffles and Lacing

My Cotton Candy Boho Bralet and Laced Skirt are a Lucky Board prize over at @rOrO.  Both pieces feature a pink and purple print framed with soft teal, reminiscent of the sweet carnival treat it’s named for.   The symmetrical design of the fabric is quite pleasing to the eye, and I really love the color scheme!  Delicate wavy trim adorns the top, while white lacing keeps the maxi skirt securely in place.   This outfit has a soft, romantic feel and is just so pretty.  There are 2 lucky boards at the shop with rotating prizes on them, as well as a Midnight Mania board.  Love blogged the gorgeous prize for that board in her post {HERE}.  I think the pupster was a lucky charm for me because I didn’t have to wait long until that magical “K” appeared on the lucky board vendor.  Quick as a wink, I tapped that board, and did a little happy dance for good measure.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I hope the rest of your work week passes by quickly and smoothly.  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: RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Wind (50L in store gacha)

Outfit:  @rOrO LB Cotton Candy Boho Ruffle Bralet and Laced Skirt (free Lucky Board Prize – 0L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Elvenshire

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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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Bohemian Girl

Blowing Leaves

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Have you visited The Boho Culture Fair yet?  Ripley and I made the journey today, and came away with this adorable Bohemian Strapless Dress from Gypsy Chic as a free gift.  It’s super easy to find since the vendor is located right at the event landing area.  I love the jewel-like pops of color in the skirt and the contrasting denim top.  You could play up the vintage appeal of this casual number by wearing a headband and strappy, flat sandals as I have done, or accessorize with a chic hairstyle and heels, and be ready for an afternoon outing.  I appreciate the flexibility of this dress!  This outfit is not just for warm days.  In crisp fall temperatures, I could see adding a denim jacket to keep toasty warm.  Best of all, the price was just right!  If you’re not already a member, the Fair Lovers or Hunters Group has a teensy 1L join free, which enables you to pick up this gift for free.  Although it does not have mesh body versions, I was able to get a great fit by adjusting the alpha layer of my Maitreya mesh body.

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L and V.2 L
  • XL
  • Includes alpha layer

There are more goodies awaiting discovery at the fair, but don’t delay, because the event runs only until November 9th.  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 – sorry)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

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

Hair:  Elikatira Eden

Dress:  Gypsy Chic Bohemian Strapless Mesh Dress (free gift at The Boho Culture Fair for members of the Fair Lovers or Hunters Group – 0L/1L to join)

Sandals:  Friday Freya Sandals in Buck

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Tranquil Bay

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Keeping It All In Balance

Keeping It All in Balance

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share another free gift from Seniha.  In my last post {HERE}, I shared the chevron printed Drizella dress.  While I was at the shop, I also picked up the Jade top, which is a free group gift for the Third Life group.  This cute cropped blouse features a delicate floral pattern scattered over a cream colored background, and a criss-crossed halter style neckline.  It paired beautifully with my black jeans, but I think it would also look lovely with a skirt.  The group has a 10L join fee, but that includes access to a variety of gifts around the grid, so it’s well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I hope your work week is off to a wonderful start.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Polly (no longer available – sorry)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Vivienne Mesh Hair

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1

Top:  Seniha Jade top (free gift for The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Jeans:  Country Couture Skinny Jeans Black (part of the Kisses 25 Cents outfit)

Heels:  KC Couture Hedy Heels (50L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  [Expressive Poses] Moa2 (gift on the Marketplace – 1L)

Sim:  The Last Forever

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Pumpkin Picking Time

Pumpkin Time

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Isn’t this outfit just darling?  It was perfect for a little impromptu pumpkin picking adventure on a warm autumn day.  Ripley and I discovered it on our latest trip to The Cart Wash Sale.  I love the criss-cross lacing on the Classy Chics Designer Top and the way the Denim Mesh Shorts hug my every curve.  Both are designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body and are available at the Classy Chics display at The Cart Wash.  The overlapping semi circles on my blouse create a pleasing, sophisticated pattern, and the dangling laces add a whimsical touch.  If you’d prefer a different texture, there are nine choices available in all.  At only 10L per selection, I scooped up a variety!  My shorts came with a color change HUD which includes 9 options, so it’s like getting 9 different pairs of shorts for just 50L.  Now that’s a real deal!

On the Trail of Another Fabulous Find

Speaking of deals, the pupster just put his nose to the ground at The Cart Wash, and insistently began pulling me, making a beeline for a display across the way.  That can only mean one thing – my hound with a nose for fashion is on to another great deal for us to share with you.  We will undoubtedly be back soon with another budget-friendly Fabulous Find.  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

Hair:  Magika No

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on The Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Top:  Classy Chics Designer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Classy Chics Denim Mesh Shorts (50L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  an lar Poses

Sim:  La Vie

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I sure had a scare as visited the Halloweentown Sim.  There we were, just minding our own business, when I heard the crunch of gravel behind us.  Each of us froze, and silently stared at the other.  “Did you hear that?” my eyes sent a telepathic message to the pupster.  “Uh huh,” he silently agreed.  I turned and looked behind us, but saw nothing except the darkness and empty night air.  As soon as we started walking once again, the dreadful noise continued, edging closer and closer.  I whipped around, and as you can see, my brave defender hightailed it for safer ground while I was left cringing in fear.  To his credit, when he realized I wasn’t running beside him, Ripley did return, though.  He let loose a ferocious growl, which startled the shambling skeleton just long enough for me to gather my wits and take off, running full speed, with canine feet churning up the ground with me.  Luckily, we were able to escape just in the nick of time!

A Halloween Sweater for A Frightful Adventure

The evening was brisk, but I stayed toasty warm in my Tasha Halloween Variation sweater from Elgund and Nilsson at The Cart Wash.  With cheerful pumpkin and cat faces, stars, and moons scattered across a charcoal background, I was perfectly outfitted for the upcoming holiday.  I love the thick, chunky knit of this long sweater.  All I needed to complete my look as a pair of tights and long leather boots.  Best of all, this cozy pullover is a free gift for the Tenth Anniversary of the Cart Wash, which you can find in the small green box embellished with a pink ribbon in front of the vendor display.  Simply right click and buy for 0L.  Easy peasy!

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • alpha layer for classic avatars

I hope that is the last Ripley and I will see of wandering skeletons.  Our encounter was far too close for comfort!  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

Hair:  Magika Honey Whiskey

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

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Sweater:  Elgund & Nilsson Tasha Woolen Sweater Halloween Variation (free gift at The Cart Wash – 0L)

Tights:  Izzie’s High Waisted Tights

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis Boots (free group gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions- 0L/0L to join –  first blogged in my post {HERE})

Pose:  Lost Angel Industries Halloween Poses – The Victim (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Halloweentown

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Witches Brew

Witches Brew

I should have listened to Love’s advice in her post {HERE}.  “Be careful what you conjure, witches,” she said.  I thought I read the spell correctly.  I really did………but somehow, I turned my pal Ripley into his arch-enemy…….a cat!  See him perched up there on my shoulder?  See that look on his face?  He is NOT happy…….not one little bit!  I am hoping that one of our Fabulous Readers can point me to the antidote.   Either that, or perhaps Love can help me out…

It All Started At The Cart Wash

As the pupster and I unpacked our Cart Wash boxes, I began with this adorable silver Cobwebbed Mini Dress from MishMash Fusion, which is a one of 11 shades in the MishMash Fusion gacha machine.  This strapless frock features an all-over spiderweb print, which is adorned with a black ruffled trim and waistband.  As soon as I put it on, I fell in love with the loose-fitting skirt, which has plenty of extra fabric for it to swish with each step.  The package contains standard fitted mesh as well as versions for mesh bodies, so I’m sure you will find the perfect fit for your avatar.   At only 20L per play, you can easily stock up on a variety of colors.

What’s Included:

  • Standard Fitted mesh
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Ebody
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Along Came a Spider

With the web pattern on my new dress, I couldn’t resist an arachnid-style necklace.  For just 1L on the Marketplace, I scooped up this Spider Necklace for Woman from La Forgia Jewels.  This bauble features onyx, moonstone and steel beads, and a spider pendant in the center.  I thought it complemented my new frock well, and the price was just right!

I Needed Just One More Item…

The only thing missing was a witch hat (not a witch CAT, but a witch HAT).  I set up my cauldron, pulled out all the ingredients, and began the incantation…  Then, it happened; just when I chanted the words, my nose twitched and I sneezed a great sneeze!  A green mist floated up from the brew, and when it cleared, instead of a HAT, I had a very annoyed former-German-Shepherd-now-CAT glaring at me.  “I-I-I-I’ll make it right, Buddy.  I promise!” I stammered.

So, you see my dilemma, Fabulouses.  I picked up a terrific mini dress and necklace for a grand total of just 21L, but I also made a HUGE mistake in my magic spell.  If anyone knows the antidote, Ripley and I will sure appreciate your assistance.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is sadly shaking his head and whimpering for help)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Hair:  Elikatira Mabel

Dress:  Mish Mash Fusion (Gacha prize at The Cart Wash Sale – 20L per play)

Cat:  JIAN Pudgy Persians Black Shoulder Kitten (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Botanica Holiday Home and Garden

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That Golden Glow

A Golden Moment

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As Ripley and I took an evening stroll through The Mill, the rays from the setting sun washed over us, horses nickered to each other in the distance, and twin windmills spun lazily in the background.  What a lovely way to end a Monday!

A Golden Moment

The gold hue of my new Eliane pants from Well Made shimmered beautifully in the sunlight.  With a curve-hugging fit, rolled cuffs, and a baroque-style print, these trousers were ideally suited for a casual evening walk, but I could also see them as part of a dressier outfit, depending on what you decide to pair them with.  Best of all they are a free gift for members of the Third Life Group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  With versions for classic as well as mesh bodies, you’re sure to find a size just right for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

To Top it All Off

My Fusion top in gold was a 60L Marketplace find from Purple Moon Creations.  Using my Omega Relay HUD, I was able to apply the tank to my Maitreya mesh body, then wore the semi transparent flexi vest over top, which gave the outfit a romantic feel.  In addition to the Omega applier, the package includes the base shirt in underwear, shirt, and jacket layers for classic avatars.

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Ripley is pacing and staring at me with his deep chocolate eyes, reminding me that he is s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g (even though there is plenty of dry dog food sitting in his bowl as I write this post).  I think he is holding out for some canned….  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:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Top:  Purple Moon Creations Fusion Top in Gold (60L on the Marketplace)

Pants:  Well Made Eliane Pants (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – oL/10L to join)

Necklace: Burial Bebe Deer Necklace (first shown {HERE} by Astrid)

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

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  The Mill

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An Unexpected Journey

Ripley, What Have You Done?
Hello, Fabulous Readers!  Today, Ripley and I returned to one of our favorite sims – Deciduous.  We traveled down a path we had never explored before, and stumbled across a lovely cove complete with a gentle surf calmly lapping the shore.  An old wooden rowboat sat abandoned on the beach.  Ever curious, the pupster trotted off to investigate.  He hopped aboard, and began sniffing the cushions piled in the stern section of the boat.  Glancing back at me, he gave me that “I’ve found something interesting!” look, so I joined him.  That’s when our curious adventure began.  Unexpectedly, the ancient craft unfurled wings and soared into the sky.   While I stumbled and attempted to keep my balance, Rip happily faced the bow, his nostrils twitching in the wind, and his tail wagging gently with anticipation. “Oh, Rip, what have you gotten us into this time?” I wondered.

At Least I Looked Lovely…

Whatever magical kingdom we were about to visit, I was comforted by the thought that I was dressed for a fairy tale adventure in my free Princess Pink gown from GIULIADESIGN.  This gorgeous flowing frock features a plunging neckline, delicate shoulder straps, and a whimsical criss-crossed tie that accentuates the waistline.  Pale roses adorn the fabric which shimmers in the sunlight.  The gift for members of the SL Frees & Offers group also includes a coordinating clutch, which I must have dropped in my moment of panic when our vehicle sprouted wings.  You can add this “fit for a princess” gown to your inventory completely for free.  Simply activate your SLF&O group tag (the group is also free to join), teleport over to the shop, and give the vendor a quick tap.  It will be almost as if you have a built in fairy godmother to equip you for the ball.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for Classic avatars with a “feet” and “no feet” verison
  • Fitted Mesh
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Here’s a close up of my stunning new dress taken after we safely returned from our visit to the magical kingdom.  As you can probably tell from the picture, I was quite happy to be standing once again on the shore at Deciduous!

Safely Back on Land
Although I sent Ripley on a search and rescue mission to recover my lost bag, he was unable to locate it.  If you travel to the sim, and happen to discover a pink evening clutch, would you please send it my way?  Until my next post, Ripley and I will be keeping ourselves firmly on solid ground (right boy?).  Happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Apple (available at Uber)

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Karina Karina Daydreamer

Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer Karina Karina Daydreamer E1

Dress:  Giuliadesign Princess Pink (free gift for SL Frees & Offers Group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  (in boat) AAA poses     (standing by trees)  Purple Poses

Sim:  Deciduous

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Lavender Skies

Lavender Dawn
Hello again, Fab Free Readers!  Ripley and I went out early for our walk this morning in RL.  By the time we got back, the powerful sun was beating down, and we both knew it was time to head to SL for some cooler temperatures.  We found the ocean breeze and the crash of the waves at Banana Bay refreshing after our desert walk.

A Scattering of Pretty Petals

My strappy Rosse Dress from Kendrasy Creations features an all-over floral print sprinkled across a white background.  Its sleek fit flattered my figure, while still providing coverage in all the right places.   Packed with realistic details such as stitching on the hem, and folds in the fabric, this charming free gift for the Mesh Body Friends group made a delightful addition to my SL wardrobe.  Since the group is free to join, I was able to scoop up this darling mini for a song.  Happy dance time!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

The pupster and I are off to seek out more budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with our favorite readers.  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

Hair:  Exile Still Waiting

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head 01 (1L on the Marketplace)

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

Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer Karina Karina Daydreamer

Dress:  Kendrasy Creations Rosse Dress (free gift for Mesh Body Friends Group – 0L/0L to join)

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

Pose:  InDiGo Poses

Sim:  Banana Bay, Charmed One

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