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Marshmallow World

Marshmallow World

 

Well, I went into the woods in questionable attire again.  But I say the cold is all about attitude.  I guess that comes from being a Canadian, or something like that.  I shook my fist at the cold wind, and mustered enough attitude to stay warm for ages.  Well, at least long enough to snap this photo!

Santa Baby

This flouncy festive frock is a free find at FurtaCor (say that five times fast!).  It comes complete with the top, skirt, boots, stockings and a cute Santa hat.  I do love a full outfit!  The FurtaCor group is free to join, and there are a whole bunch of other free gifts on the wall.  This outfit comes with many sizing options.  The top is an applier, which can also be worn as a cute Christmassy bodysuit.  Appliers for the top and stockings provided in the package are Omega, Maitreya, Slink, Belleza and TMP.  The knee high boots come in several sizes as well:  Freya, Isis, Maitreya, Venus and Physique, and an alpha layer is also included.  The sweet tulle skirt comes in sizes XXS – L.

Come on then, get into the spirit!

xox
Aline

 

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Hat/Dress/Boots– FurtaCor Noel Costume (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
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
Lipstick –  Glam Affair Cate
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo

Hair – Magika Plenty
Sim- Dream Isle

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

I got my gladrags on, so let’s cut a rug!  Standing on the edge of the dance floor, I’m just dying to jump in and jitterbug.  Wouldn’t that just be the bee’s knees?

Ok, I’m out of 1920’s parlance.  Nevertheless, the spirit remains:  This dress makes me want to dance!

Speakeasy Sparkle

I was completely inspired by this sparkly shiny dress by Seniha to teleport over to 1920’s New York and frolic with the flappers.  This silver party dress is a great little number for a fun night on the town, or even a hot date!  The detailing is quite superb, and the different shades of silver on the sequins gives a high level of visual interest.  The Amishar Dress is completely free at Seniha designs.  Just join their group for free, and pick up the dress in store.  There are also a few other lovely gifts on the wall for you to check out.

Sizes

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

Princess Vibes

To complete my 1920’s glam look, I added the Princess Tiara from Sn@tch.  I found this lovely filligree accessory at the Winter’s Hollow event, and it is also completely free!  It comes in gold and silver versions, and can be resized easily to fit any hairstyle you may have on!  There are a few other free and cheap gifts at Winter’s Hollow, so jump down and grab ’em.

Time for me to jump on the floor and be the cat’s meow!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Seniha Amishar Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Reign Pampered Block Heels
Tiara – Sn@tch Princess Tiara (Free Gift at Winter’s Hollow Event) 
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
Lipstick –  Glam Affair Cate
Tattoo
– Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Magika Seven Days
Sim- 1920’s New York

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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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Replenishing Pixie Powers

Reindeer Princess

Hello Fabulouses!  As Ripley and I were out wandering the grid, my canine pal froze, pricked up his ears, tilted his head, then took off running.  Barely managing to keep him in my field of vision, I trailed behind, wondering what in the world had gotten into the pupster this time.  Out of breath, I finally caught up to Rip at the Pennycat sim, where I found him offering a comforting paw to a downcast pixie.  She and the other magical creatures on the sim explained that the Great Pixie of Winter had been weakened in a battle with the Demon of the Sun.  By collecting snowflakes and returning them to the Pixie of Night Snow, we could help the Great Pixie of Winter to recover all three of her powers.  It seemed a simple enough task, and with the promise of some lovely hunt prizes, Ripley and I set to work collecting snowflakes for the Pixies of Snow Hunt.  In just a short amount of time, we were victorious in our mission, and gathered our hunt prizes.  Two of them are featured in tonight’s post.

Reindeer Princess

My gorgeous crimson and white gown set the theme for the outfit I put together for my photo today.  The Aurora Princess Dress is a free gift from Shanti for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop group.  This stunning strapless dress features a red bodice with contrasting white stitching, and a full paneled, floor length skirt.  In the chilly early winter air, I was grateful for the coordinating wrap draped around my shoulders.   The gift box includes mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL and an alpha layer for classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport to the shop, activate the group tag (50L join fee) and click the vendor.  The generous designer set out other gifts out for group members, too.

Myster Owl

A “Crown” Atop My Head and a New Found Friend

The free prize box from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions awarded at the conclusion of the Pixies of Snow Hunt contained two fun accessories to complete my outfit.  Sitting atop my head, the free Winter Stag Antlers added a touch of whimsy and holiday spirit to my otherwise formal attire.  The pale gray color scheme worked well with the winter white sections of my gown.  Every princess needs a trusted advisor or two, and Mr. Wyse, my free shoulder pet (also from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions)  fit the bill perfectly.  He is just so cute, and is already fast friends with Ripley.  The best part in Ripley’s opinion…. he doesn’t care to munch on Ripley snacks!

More Boxes to Unpack…

I still have more packages to open and hunt prizes to sort through.  It almost looks like Christmas came early to my little homestead.  I think there’s a very good chance Ripley and I will be back soon with another Pixie gift or two.  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 Tessa

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Hair

Antlers:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Shoulder Owl:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Dress:  Shanti Aurora Princess Dress (free gift for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop Group – 0L/50L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Baja Norte

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Across the Kissing Bridge

Down the Road from the Kissing Bridge

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I traveled to the Holiday Trace sim today, and the “Kissing Bridge” there reminded me of the home of my childhood.  In rural America,  covered bridges are sometimes referred to as “kissing bridges” or “courting bridges” because the roof overhead offered privacy, and the chance to smooch your significant other, which was said to bring good luck.  Since I didn’t have a significant other along with me, I followed a second tradition from my youth:  one childhood friend told me if I held my breath all the way across the bridge, I’d be granted one wish, so of course, that’s what I tried today!

A Wish for a New Dress……Granted!

Shanti granted my bridge-wish with the Festive Unicorn Dress, which is a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.  With a cheery red and white color scheme, this knitted, sleeveless frock features a high collar and rows of white unicorns and hearts.  I just had to smile when I looked at the details in the pattern.  As a girl, I was practically obsessed with horses and unicorns, so it was kind of fitting that the answer to my wish involved these magnificent creatures.  To pick up a copy of this lighthearted gift for yourself, simply journey to Shanti, activate the Teleport Hub Group Tag (10L to join the group), and click the vendor.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh Dress in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars for both the dress and the boots
  • Mesh Tall Boots (not shown in my picture) in XS, S, M, L, XL

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

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Mesh Hair

Dress:  Shanti Festive Unicorn Dress (free gift for members of Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots Red Leather

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Holiday Trace

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The Art of Avoiding the Mall

Crisp Air and a Cozy Sweater

Well hello there, Fabulouses!  I know it’s prime shopping season, and I really should be starting to gradually cross off items on my family members’ wish lists, but I decided to avoid the crowds at the mall the woods were calling us…. so Ripley and I headed for the grove of birch trees at the edge of the forest.  (True confession time…….this time of year where I am in RL, the snowbirds flock to the stores and I dread, dread, dread trying to park and deal with crowds of shoppers).

All Toasty Warm

Although the air was brisk, I was all cozily bundled up in my white woolen sweater, which is part of the latest free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from Ashmoot Fashion & Beauty.  Over-sized for a comfy fit, the thick yarn shielded me from the early winter wind.  This pullover features a ribbed waistline and soft, realistic folds in the texture.  Also part of the gift set, my rich burgandy mini skirt contrasts beautifully with the creamy hue of my top.  I love the touches of gold in the pattern sprinkled across the background.  Best of all, since the Fab Free group is completely free to join, I picked up this adorable outfit and still kept my holiday shopping budget fully intact!

What’s Included:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Classic (one size available but it includes the alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

I Know, I Know…

It’s just going to get more and more crowded out there the longer I wait to hit the stores.  I think I should follow Love’s example and do all my shopping online.  I do need to pick up the ingredients for Ripley Snacks in time to bake for the big holiday.  I plan to make a double batch so we can leave some out for Santa’s reindeer, too.  We’d better hop in the truck and get a move on!  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

Hair:  Truth Hair Elspeth (includes scarf)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Outfit:  Ashmoot Fashion & Beauty A/W Coll Large Sweater and Skirt (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Private Location

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Ho Ho No

Ho Ho No

After my outing with the so-called “Count” turned out to be a bit of a letdown (Read about it HERE), I got a bit Bah Humbug about all the partying going on around me.  It’s all tinsel this, and jingle that.  I again searched through my closet to find something suitably moody for my Grinchy mood, and of course nothing fit the bill.  Good thing Oubliette has me covered!

Hello Darkness

I ambled down to my favourite shop nestled in a graveyard, and much to my delight I found several new group gifts on the wall.  I picked up the Hamsa T-Neck top, and Muertos skirt which echoed my morose feelings quite well.  There were also these lovely Onyx Lennon Specs to block out the light of any too-cheerful holiday display.   Best of all, they were all free!  The Oubliette Group is free to join, so get yourself down to the graveyard!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP (skirt only)

Tortured Beauty

I now clearly needed some witchy locks to mirror the dark mood within, so I found my way to Sintiklia, where there are several group gift hairstyles out for the taking.  The Raphael hairstyle is sleek, and comes in a whole fatpack of colours.  You can’t say no to that!  The Sintiklia group is currently 100L to join.

After getting my goth on, I started to feel a bit peckish.  Wait….do I see Egg Nog and Cookies over there?  Hmm… maybe my Holiday spirit hasn’t completely died out…

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top– Oubliette (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Skirt – Oubliette (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Glasses – Oubliette (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
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
Hair – Sintiklia (Free Group Gift/ Group is 100 L to join)
Eyeshadow – Sn@tch Morgana Gothic Eyeshadow

Lipstick and Piercing – Sn@tch Hollow Lipstick
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Sim- Private

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Pre-Emptive Strike

Pre-Emptive Strike

The holidays are creeping up, and you know what that means…a lot of scrumptious food is on the way!  If I want to eat all the deliciousness, then there’s only one thing to do – work it out!

Hot Top

To avoid getting all gross while I run, I found this top that will do the trick to keep me feeling cool!  The Sanie top from Scandalize is a group gift and comes in a fatpack of colours.  I used it as a workout top, but it could be used for a whole bunch of different looks!  The Scandalize group is 100L to join, and if you’ve been following any of Love’s posts for the last while, you’ll know there are loads of free gifts to be had at Scandalize.

Sizes

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

Leggings for Days

Perfect for a good workout session, the Acid Wash pants from Apple May Designs give a well-needed dose of style and function.  I found the leggings on the lucky boards, and with a bit of time and patience, finally they were mine! There is a pink version included as well, so try your luck and they can also be yours!  The Apple May Designs group has a join fee of 25L, and there is a group gift up on the wall you can snap up at the same time.

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

Well…off I go! Can you keep up?

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Scandalize Sanie (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to join)
Leggings – Apple May Designs  Acid Wash Pants (Free Lucky Letter Board Prize/ Group is 25L to join)

Shoes – Reign Arianna Sneakers
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
Hair – Truth Ambriel
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Pose – Cute Posing Running (1L on the Marketplace)
Sim- Raziel

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Electric Circus

Electric Circus

It felt like it was time to go clubbing.  I hadn’t gotten all gussied up to dance for ages, so I needed something new.  Luckily, Julia’s Scandal had me covered!

Causing a Scandal

I was happy to come across Julia’s Scandal, a shop that has quite a few affordable items on display, as well as several group gifts.  My eye was drawn to the jumpsuit with its plunging neckline, and cool netted back, absolutely necessary for my death-defying dance moves.  The group is free to join, making this sexy number completely free!  The jumpsuit comes with an Omega applier, and the package also contains a red version.  Woot!

Sorry guys, no more time to talk, gotta go and dance!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Jumpsuit– Julia’s Scandal Gigi Jumpsuit (Free Group Gift, Group is Free to Join)
Gloves – Belle Epoque Discipline
Shoes – Reign Coven

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
Hair – Magika Many
Lipstick – Izzie’s 90’s Ombre Lipstick
Eyeshadow
 –  Sn@tch Morgana Gothic Eyeshadow
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Sim- Comhar Public Photo Studio

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Snow Flurries Under a PaperMoon

Let it Snow

Hello Fabulous Readers!  One of the hardest things to adjust to when I moved south in RL was a “snowless” holiday.  For the first few years, it just didn’t seem the same without cold weather and white flakes drifting down.  Now, I’m not sure how I would adjust to the bitter temperatures I grew up with, and the RL Ripley has never even seen snow.  Would he gaze up in wonder and dig like mad in the white stuff like his SL version does?  One of these days, we will have to make the trip up to the mountains to see.

We Go Together Like Winter and a Sweater

My adorable knitted dress and shrug are a free gift from PaperMoon Creations for their group members.  Since the group has a 0L join fee, I was able to scoop up this set completely for free!  I love the cheery combination of white and red.  You can pair the two pieces together as I have done in my snapshot, or wear them separately.  The dress features a high neckline, spaghetti shoulder straps and a white Nordic-style border below the waistline.  With a slightly faded hue, the texture in the frock is well done, and looks like real yarn.  The open weave of the shrug allowed the top of the dress to peek through, but also provided welcome warmth down my arms.  I didn’t try pairing it with other tops/dresses, but since it can be donned by itself, it could be added to your separates collection for added versatility.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Eight other past free group gifts are still on the wall for members to scoop up, so if you haven’t visited PaperMoon Creations before, here’s a chance to add a whole collection of free outfits to your wardrobe.  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

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners [Catwa Applier]

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Hazel

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Dakota

Dress and Shrug:  PaperMoon Creations Knitted Dress and Top (free November gift for members of the PaperMoon Creations Group – 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots Red Leather

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Pryde

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