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Stay Weird

Stay Weird

I’ve always been a proponent of being yourself.  I get it though, sometimes in RL it can be hard to dress the way you want, act the way you want, or do the things you want to do.  That’s the best thing about SL.  Escapism at its finest.  In SL, I choose to Stay Weird.  Luckily for me, there are loads of creators out there who let me be who I want on a budget!  One of my fave designers, Sn@tch (who are always SO generous), have put out a new group gift.  Read on!

Skirting the Issue

This new group gift at Sn@tch is super awesome.  I like the peekaboo lace on the skirt. It isn’t too over the top in the skin showing department!  You can wear this high-waisted skirt with all sorts of things, but it comes with an Omega applier to add this really cool suspender top to the outfit!  You can always wear them separately too!  The skirt comes in loads of different colours to fit your mood of the day.  You can grab this gift by joining the Sn@tch VIP group for 200L, and clicking on the vendor in the VIP seating area.

Skirt Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physic
  • Tonic Fine
  • Tonic Curvy

Now, go out my little ones – go out there, and stay weird!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Sn@tch Flora Skirt & Suspender Top (Free Group Gift/ Group is 200L to Join)
Glasses – OLQINU Vibes Glasses (Available at Uber)
Shoes – Empire Bellis
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Alaskametro Alchemy (Available at the Cosmetic Fair)
Hair – Pr!tty SaRang (Available through PocketGacha)
Pose – Belle Poses Millie
Backdrop – SAYO Biscayne Backdrop

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Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

A Single Rose

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  It’s a three day weekend where I am in RL, and I sure am looking forward to it.  I have a lot of little projects that I’ve been putting off around the house, but I’m also eager to share some more Fabulous Finds with you all.  Ripley and I will head out to wander the grid, and search for some budget friendly fashions to blog.

Happiness is Receiving a Love Letter

Although I spent the recent holiday cuddled up with my favorite canine pal, I still had a love letter delivered right to my inbox……the Addison Love Letter Dress from Ecce Bellus, that is.  With beautifully handwritten text adorning the bodice, a slender belt to accentuate your waistline, and a solid skirt that falls to mid thigh, this bright and cheery frock is sure to look adorable on your avatar.  The free gift box for members of Fabulously Free in SL includes the red option I am wearing in my picture as well as one with a white top.  Both come in mesh for classic avatars and versions for mesh bodies, so this is a versatile outfit.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

 

I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Navy & Copper Cinnamon – First blogged {HERE} by Serena (free gift for members of the Navy & Copper Group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Ecce Bellus Addison Love Letter (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Rose:  Ecce Bellus Smell Rose Bento [transferable] (45L )  Thank you, Love!

Pose:  Magnifique Poses

Sim:  Horizons Jupiter

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Chase Away Those Blues

Bluetiful

Hello there, Fabulouses.  Boy, have Ripley and I found a sexy number to share with you tonight to help ease any mid-week blues you might have!  With a side slit that travels up, up, up, and a plunging neckline, the Althea Slit Dress from the YM Shop is sure to draw eyes your way.  Its dark navy tone and long sleeves contrast beautifully with the sexy glimpse of skin revealed in the view from the side.  With sizes for classic avatars, plus mesh body versions, this outfit is sure to fit almost any everyone.  The best part is that you can pick up this curve-hugging gown for free as a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Simply activate your tag, teleport to the store, and click the vendor.  Actually, there are *two* free female gifts for Fab Free group members in the shop.  I blogged the Dandy Outfit in my post {HERE}, (it’s still available) so you can journey back home with a pair of outfits that cost you absolutely nothing!  Talk about a sweet treat in time for Valentine’s Day!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Belleza (2 versions)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope you have a wonderful holiday on the 14th.  I am looking forward to spending a quiet evening at home with my best pal.  He may not bring me a dozen roses or a box of chocolates, but he certainly fills my heart with unconditional love.  What more could a girl ask for?  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Cerys

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  YM Shop Althea Slit Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Heels:  Shoenique Chinablu Heels

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Elvenshire
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Dreaming of Blossoms in Spring

Who Says

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Thursday!  I am popping in quickly to share another free gift that you can pick up just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The hue of the Noa Dress from Tiar reminded me of pale pink blossoms in spring, so I couldn’t resist stopping to snap a photo in front of a garden bench.  With a generous cut, an asymmetrical hemline, and pretty openings in the sleeves, this frock is all about softly flattering your figure.  I really like the sheer overlay in the skirt section, which is just so pretty.   This outfit comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to select from black, white, or the pink I am wearing in my picture.  The free package includes fits for mesh bodies only.  To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to the Tiar store (it’s located on an adult sim), take the “Free Stuff” teleport option on the wall, and tap the vendor after you arrive.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley and I will be pretty much off the grid for the next few days, but I look forward to locating more Fabulous Finds to share with you soon.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Valentina

Dress:  Tiar Noa Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Whimberly

Song:  Who Says?

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Drift Away

Just Dandy

Hello Fabulous Readers!   Winter seems to last so long, and today I found myself needing a little get away.  It can be so refreshing to just relax and let the peace of nature fill you.  The pupster and I escaped this evening to the flower-filled meadow on the lovely Costa Bella sim.   I put on my headset, turned on sounds, and relaxed in the tranquil landscape.  As I listened to the gentle trickle of falling water, the cares of a stressful day faded away.

Now I’m Feeling Just Dandy

With my knotted crop top and pleated mini, I know I looked just as good as I felt in the free gift I picked up from the YM Shop.  The Dandy Outfit includes a playful plaid tie in addition to the shirt and skirt, which is worn as an all-in-one piece.  Talk about cute!  With coordinating bows, a slightly ruffled waistline and a narrow black border on the bodice, this outfit is packed with playful touches.  I ended up wearing the black panties that came with my Maitreya Lara body because the skirt was a bit revealing, but I am sure a pair of tights would have provided coverage as well.  The generous designer included a texture change HUD with 8 options in all, so if you’d prefer a different color scheme, you’re in luck!  To scoop up this free giftie for yourself, simply activate your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and tap the vendor at the shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope you are able to find a peaceful spot for yourself where you can just let your cares drift away, too.  Sometimes in this busy world, we forget to carve out some downtime for ourselves.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Valentina

Outfit:  YM Shop Dandy Outfit (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Foxcity

Sim:  Costa Bella

Song:  Drift Away
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An Apple A Day

AMD2Big Apple May Designs News!

Hello Fabulouses! I am super excited to share some Apple May Designs news with you again!  A little while back, I mentioned that they have some really great lucky board prizes out for group members (25L to join) in my Fries With That Shake Post and they are still available in the boards if you missed it, but recently they have put out a brand new release outfit in several colours and have added a matching group gift! Even more exciting news about this brand new release is that you can pick up the single colours high waisted pants and sexy crop top as a set for half price (Just 112L) until February 4th!  You can see the sets as shown below in the vendor ad…  and yes, to confirm…  the butt is that fantastic inworld!

(AMD) Annelie

Vendor ad by Apple May Designs

Size compatibility:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya & Isis

THE FREE GROUP GIFT!

VIPs (again… 25L to join), can pick up the Annelie Tops in an exclusive silver and gold colour for FREE – as shown below in the vendor ad.  I am wearing the gold top in my photo above with the pearl pants (which I purchased).

(AMD) Annelie Group Exclusive Gift

Vendor Ad by Apple May Designs

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Lipstick – Booty’s Beauty Catwa Lipstick Chillax Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Colbie
Blouse – Apple May Designs Annelie Tops Metals (free group gift / 0L / 25L to join)
Pants – Apple May Designs Annelie (half price until 2/4/18)

Pose – R.O. Love & Peace Bento

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Put on Your Red Dress, Baby!

Put on Your Red Dress, Baby

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I know mine was too short…lol.   We finally had some warmer weather here, and I was outside enjoying it in RL, so I was inspired to go for a stroll with Ripley in a field of wildflowers in Second Life.

When in Doubt, Wear Red

The arrival of more spring-like temperatures (even if short lived) also had me thinking of donning a sleeveless dress.  Lucky for me, Cremosas Store has this crimson little mini set out as a free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL.  With a low cut neckline and slender fit, this frock had me ready for a night on the town.  All I needed to do was apply some red lipstick, add a simple necklace, and slip into some slinky heels.  The simple design, smooth texture of the fabric, and deep hue showcased my curves.  With versions for mesh bodies as well as classic avatars, I’m sure you will find just the right fit for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Curvy
  • Ebody
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

Three Stripes

Keep Calm and Polish On

For just the perfect finishing touch, I picked up another free gift just for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The Three Stripe Nails from Inevitable Madness echoed the vivid hue of my frock.  I really liked how the designer created two accent nails with this black and red pattern and painted the rest jet black.  This touch added visual interest to my manicure.  The contrast of ebony and crimson makes such a vibrant combination.  The free gift package includes appliers for Maitreya as well as Omega.

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

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia and Truth Hair Side Whispy Bangs

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace Bliensen and MaiTai Corazon Necklace

Dress:  Cremosas Store Dress #10 (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Manicure:  Inevitable Madness (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – oL/0L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Jane Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  (full body shot) entangled poses  (close up) .Infiniti. Poses

Sim:  Footprints in the Seasons Rentals

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Silver Girl

Silver Girl
Hello there, Fabulous Readers  and Happy Friday at last!  I’m super excited about my post today because Ripley and I have a special surprise to share with you in just a bit.  We hope you enjoy it!

Silky Soft Sweater

I know I’ve blogged about TRS Designs quite a bit lately, but there are so many lovely gifts there that I just can’t resist returning again and again.  My high necked Meghan sweater is my latest Fabulous Find at the shop.  With sleeves that completely cover my wrists and an extra long waistline, I could see myself wearing this top in real life (I can never find sleeves long enough for my arms).  I really like its realistic folded texture and silvery sheen.  This cozy winter top is a free gift for members of the TRS Designs group, which is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

It’s Full Bento and It’s Free?!

This week, I heard about a Bento AO that new residents (under 90 days) can pick up for free at the SEmotion in-world store.  The SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD includes four stand poses, three sits, two ground sits, an athletic jump, Bento hand movements, and a sassy walk animation.  This is one sweet deal!  You haven’t been left out fellas – there is also a male version available.  If you’ve been in SL a bit longer than 90 days, you can scoop up this animation override for just 1 little Linden dollar at the SEmotion Marketplace shop.  It’s really cute!  In order to take advantage of the full Bento capabilities of this HUD, you need a Bento avatar, but I tested it on a classic avatar, and other than the hands being different, it worked just fine.  I knew I wanted to feature this AO in a blog post, but I really didn’t think a still picture would do it justice, so I tried my hand at creating a video about it for you.  It’s my first attempt at vlogging, and I know I have a lot to learn, but I hope you watching enjoy it!

Watch on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgup2GWFdY&feature=youtu.be

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Thank you for reading (and checking out the vlog post).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi // HAIR Store January Mesh Hair

Sweater:  TRS Designs Meghan Sweater Silver (free group gift – 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris White

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Classic

AO:  SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD (free for residents under 90 days/otherwise 1L on the Marketplace)

Pose (Still Picture) Diesel Works

Sim:  (for both still picture and video clip)  Felicite Isle

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Sunday Sunshine

One Step at a Time

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Sunday!  I hope you found some time to relax and recharge.  To close the weekend, Ripley and I are popping in to share two free items with you.  Just like Love did in her post {HERE}, I am enjoying some virtual spring weather while it’s a bit nippy in my neck of the woods in RL.  I sure am glad I can get some warm weather somewhere!

Introducing…. Teanna

I am always super thrilled to see the free monthly gift from the Truth Hair VIP group, and when I  opened January’s present, I immediately put on the new style…….and haven’t taken it off since!  With long tresses that fall halfway down your back in two layers, and a sweet side braid that tucks behind your ear, this style is just so soft and pretty!  There is a full fat pack of color options (happy dance time!) and a versatile stylist HUD, which enables you to adjust whether or not you have a braid, what side the braid is on, and whether you wear your hair in front of, or behind your shoulders.  There are soooo many options, which really is a blessing depending on the type of collar your shirt has, and how curvy your avi is.  Although there a 350L join fee, Truth Hawks is so generous each month, and the group features an active, friendly chat community as well.  I’ve included a close up picture below so you can see just how amazing this style is!

Teanna Close Up

Who’s the Lucky One?

When I was at Graffitiwear to pick up the 5,000 member gift (you can read about it in my post {HERE}), Ripley wandered off to explore upstairs.  I followed him, and discovered a Lucky Dip, but sadly, when I attempted to win a mani-pedi, the Kraken tried to pull me into the container, and all I received was the Booby prize – an old, dead fish that not even Loki, my cat, was interested in.  It *was* kind of funny to see my avatar with legs wriggling around in the air, though.  Perhaps you’ll have better luck than I did.  On the wall behind the evil sea monster, there is a members-only Lucky Board featuring the Denim Safari Shorts I am wearing in my main photo.  Fortunately, my luck changed, and I happily left the store with my new prize.  Featuring a high waistline, dangling ties, golden accents, and white stitching, the free shorts had me ready for warm, sunny skies.  Also included in the package, a texture change HUD allowed me to select from six shades of denim.  With classic and mesh body variations, they are sure to fit most avatars.  In order to win the Safari Shorts, you need to be a Graffitiwear Group member, but it only costs 5L to join (plus you can pick up the group gift and tap the Midnight Mania board as well), so it’s a budget-friendly way to add some warm weather wear to your wardrobe.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I hope you have a fantastic start to your work week tomorrow.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Truth Hair Teanna (free gift for members of Truth VIP group – 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Faylinn Flower Charm Necklace

Top:  Blueberry Romy Top

Shorts:  Graffitiwear Safari Shorts (free Graffitiwear Group Lucky Board prize – 0L/5L to join)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Entangled Poses (main photo) Le Poppycock (close up)

Sim:  Templeton Cove Estates

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Out For a Saturday Stroll

Saturday Stroll

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  One of the things Ripley and I love the most about the weekends is the lazy start to our day.  Having the time to leisurely sip my coffee, laze around in my PJs for a bit, and not have to rush out the door is such a wonderful treat!  There’s even time for an extended walk with my pal.  Now this is the way I like it!

We’re Off to Santa Fe…

Well, not really, but while out on our stroll around the grid, the pupster and I decided to visit Graffitiwear, and discovered this carefree Santa Fe Lace Dress, which is the free 5000 member group gift.  Since the group costs just 5L to join, and also opens up the members-only Midnight Mania and Lucky Boards, it was a budget-friendly decision to join.  My new, casual frock features long sleeves, a plunging neckline, and an asymmetrical hem.  The package also includes a texture change HUD with nine options.  It was hard to choose just one for my photo because I really liked them all!  The intricate lace forms vertical stripes that are just so detailed and pretty.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s hoping you find some relaxing time for yourself over the weekend.  You deserve it! 🙂  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier: YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Venice Beach Boho (short)

Dress:  Graffitiwear Santa Fe Lace (free gift for members of the Graffitiwear group – 0L/5L to join)

Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  The Little Branch Home and Garden Decor

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