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The Magic of a Red Dress

Hey You With The Red Dress On

Happy Weekend, Fab Free! I hope you are finding time to relax and take it easy. Ripley and I discovered a new-to-us store this week called Celestinas Weddings. The generous designer is currently offering this stunning outfit as a free gift to members of the Celestinas group, which is free to join. Everything I’m wearing in my photo, from the gorgeous diamond earrings to my high heels, is included in the gift, plus a really pretty bouquet to hold that I chose not to wear for my pic.

Everything for Free

Although this looks like a gorgeous gown, Valentina is actually composed of two separates – a lacy, long sleeved top and an elegant, full length, curve-hugging skirt. The crimson-hued fabric of the skirt has a slight sheen and is accented with lighter red areas which resemble drops of dew on rose petals. I love the look of the slightly flared hemline, which sweeps just above the floor. The sheer top features a scalloped edge. The two components pair beautifully together, but can also be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe. Large, dangling heart shaped diamond earrings and delicate gem studded heels, also tucked into the gift folder, complete the look. A bouquet of roses and babies’ breath tied with a simple red ribbon can be added to your left hand if you so desire. To pick up a copy of this free ensemble for yourself, teleport over to Celestinas Weddings, activate the group tag, and tap the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass

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: Exile Lana (available at Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Complete Outfit (includes heels and earrings): Celestinas Weddings Gift Valentina Top and Skirt (free gift for members of the Celestinas Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion: JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Tuty’s Mocap Animations
Sim: Lost Dreams
Song: Red Dress by Magic!

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At the Meadow’s Edge

Meadow's Edge

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m super excited to share a lovely dress that I picked up as a free group gift. This full length frock is striking and chic – perfect for a fancy evening or just a stroll along the meadow to collect some flowers.

Timeless Elegance

The Dora Dress from Virtue features a strapless bodice, a sleek fit, and a coordinating bow to accentuate your waist.  Its coral hue is soft and flattering to the complexion.  This beauty hugs your curves, yet has a slight flare at the hemline to make movement easy-peasy.  I love the simple design, which allows you the opportunity to embellish with accessories to your heart’s content, or to keep things more minimalistic and polished.  To add Dora to your wardrobe, you need to be a member of the Third Life group, which has a 10L join fee, but members can gather gifts from a variety of merchants across the grid, so it’s well worth the cost.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • eBody
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy/Fine

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Persephone
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection
Dress:  Virtue Dora Dress (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Bouquet:  [[RH]] Design House Old Rose Bouquet
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Opulence Poses
Sim:  Wild Edge

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Fireside Happiness

Fireside

Happy Sunday evening, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  While wandering the grid, Ripley and I came across a sexy little gift perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.  The generous designer over at Suna Design is offering the entire outfit I’m wearing above, including necklace and strappy heels, as a free present for members of the Suna Design group.

Sizzling Sensuality

Featuring a plunging neckline, a curve hugging fit, and laced cut outs in the skirt, the Kim mini dress is sure to draw appreciative glances your way.  A swirling design decorates the fabric, which fades from light to dark red along the length of the frock.  The two tiered necklace helps to emphasize its low neckline, and slender high heels show off your shapely legs.  The folder includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, so there is something in here for everyone.  It’s a real treat to have an entire ensemble with clothing, jewelry and shoes all in one neat little package, and to top it all off, this is completely free!  You do have to be a member of the Suna Design group to pick this up, but the group has a zero Linden dollar join fee.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Heels for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink and TMP

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:  Tram I0116 (available at Uber)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Outfit (includes necklace and heels) Suna Design Kim Dress (free gift for members of the Suna Design group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Luane’s Magical World

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You’ll Find Me Where Flowers Bloom

Flower Girl

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I’m popping in quickly to share a long hairstyle that I picked up as a free group gift as well as a pretty off-the-shoulder frock that is a special offer as part of the Fifty5Thursday Sale.  Paired together, they create a dreamy, romantic look that I just love.

Yep, I’m a Hopeless Romantic

If you are a member of the Besom VIP Group, you can scoop up a full fat pack of the Flower Girl hair style for free.  If you’re not a member, there is a 50L join fee, but it’s well worth it because you get a pack of all hues for this style.  Featuring a loose top knot and wispy strands dangling on either side of the forehead, the gift folder also includes a style option which allows you to select wearing the length of the hair over your shoulders in front or draping down your back.  Either option looks really pretty!  To add this gorgeous ‘do to your collection, simply teleport to the Besom Hair Store, activate your group tag, and click the vendor.

What’s Included:

  • Pocket Styler
  • Essentials HUD
  • Sleek Set Blacks
  • Sleek Set Blondes
  • Sleek Set Browns
  • Sleek Set Crystal
  • Sleek Set Galaxy
  • Sleek Set Reds

Casual Chic

With a cut that shows off your bare shoulders, long sleeves, an empire waistline, and lace adornments, the Amanda Dress from Cowgirl Up! is comfy, yet adorably cute.  I really like the way the detailed pattern on the bodice contrasts with the simple, faded denim fabric.  Layers of lace trim add just the right decorative touch without overpowering the casual style.  This frock is packed with realistic details such as the worn areas on the fabric, ruffled cuffs on the sleeves, and soft folds in the skirt.  Although it is a bit on the short side, I was able to wear it as a dress by making use of the alpha layer on my mesh body.  I didn’t try it, but I think it would also pair well with jeans, capris or shorts.  For a limited time, you can add Amanda to your wardrobe for just 55L as part of the Fifty5 Thursdays sale.  The event runs through Sunday, but some designers keep the special offers up for the whole week.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Altamura
  • Eve Pulpy
  • Eve Slim
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Slink Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Venus

Just the Right Vibe

Contributing to the overall charm of my outfit, my Haley earrings from Vibing are one of the offerings from the Fifty Linden Friday sale.  Although the sale is just supposed to be for Fridays only, when I popped in this morning, they are still set to 50L in the shop, so if you like them, hurry on down and they might still be available for this fantastic price.  You get a fatpack of this delicate style which includes the silver option that I’m wearing as well as gold, onyx, and rosegold.

Ripley and I are off to run errands in real life.  Until next time, 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 Denim
Hair:  Besom Hair Store Flower Girl (free gift for members of the Besom VIP Group – 0L/50L to join)
Earrings:  Vibing Haley Earrings (Fifty Linden Friday offering – 50L)
Dress:  Cowgirl Up! Amanda Dress Lace (55L for Fifty5Thursday)
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Sim:  Valium

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Hello Friend

Hello Friend

Hello Fabulouses!  As the weekend draws to a close, I just had to pop in quickly to share an adorable dress that I picked up as a free group gift.  Since this is a January gift, and the month is drawing to a close, I’m not sure how much longer it will be available.  So, if you like this off the shoulder style mini as much as I do, I’d recommend a trip over to the shop in the next few days.

It’s a Dress……It’s a Top

When I saw the Susie Dress as one of the free group gifts being offered to members of the Jumo Fashion Group, I fell in love with it immediately!  Featuring a lively botanical print (only available in this group gift) splashed across a while background, puffy sleeves and a generous ruffled hem, Susie reminds me of warm summer days.  It certainly allowed my shoulders to soak up some desert sun rays as Ripley and I made a new friend over at the Villa Baldeney sim.  Although it is termed a dress, it is very short, so I opted to wear it as a top instead.  If you were to wear it as a dress, you would have to make strategic use of an alpha layer to preserve modesty.  The frock is rigged mesh and is designed solely for mesh bodies.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you do have to be a member of the group, and the join fee, at 350 Linden dollars, is a bit steep, but there are currently four additional group gifts set out including earrings, a skin for Catwa and Omega, lipstick for Catwa and Omega, and a cute little purse.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

Well, the sun is setting on this arid landscape.  Deserts can get quite cold at night, so Ripley and I had better head on back home.  Here’s wishing you a wonderful Monday tomorrow.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Argrace Minami (no longer available – sorry)
Necklace:  Izzie’s Metal Feather Necklace
Top:  Jumo Susie Dress (free gift for members of the Jumo Fashion Group 0L/350L to join)
Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans
Boots:  REIGN Rhone Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (shop closed)
Sim:  Villa Baldeney

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Stopping to Smell the Roses

Oh Spring.... I'm Ready for You!

Hello there, Fabulouses!  I hope your weekend is going well.  Ripley and I returned today to one of our favorite sims for photography, Mystical Fae, to capture a snapshot of a cute little dress that I picked up as a free gift just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.

Oh Spring… I’m Ready for You!

I know, I know…….I’m a little premature with my longing for spring, but a girl can dream, right?  When the elusive warmer weather arrives, I’ll be all set for a night on the town in my new frock.  The Ijalu dress from Artizana has a bodice that features a plunging neckline and criss-cross straps in a luminous dark gray solid fabric.  The coordinating skirt is double layered with a silvery, semi-transparent print atop a solid underskirt.  With its flirty length, this little number would be perfect for a date night.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, so there is something in there for everyone.  Best of all, you can pick it up for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  •  Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

The scent of these roses is just so heavenly!  It’s so tempting to gather a few of them for my table!  I think Ripley and I will stop by the florist shop, and bring home a little bit of spring.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Misha Hair
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  Cae Sorrow
Dress:  Artizana Ijalu (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Christa Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Basking in the Desert Sun

Desert Sunlight

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are still wandering around the grid doing our best to avoid winter.  Today, we traveled to the beautiful southwestern landscape over at Villa Baldeney.  One of my favorite aspects of the desert is the brilliance of the sunshine and the warmth in the air… (although I will probably deny this in the summertime!).  The adorable cropped top that I am wearing in my photo does a fantastic job of reflecting the light, AND it’s a free gift as well!

All Wrapped Up

I think you probably have already figured out how much I like the Kali Top from American Bazaar.  With its open back and sexy wrapped style, this little number is just right for catching some rays.  The shimmering texture and curve-hugging design of this free group gift flatter your figure, and the dark shade will coordinate with a variety of bottoms.  I chose long jeans, but could also see pairing the top with shorts, capris or even a skirt.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the American Bazaar Fashion Group, but with a join fee of zero Linden dollars, it’s completely free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Hmmm, I see a vulture circling overhead.  Perhaps it’s time for Ripley and I to resume our rambling journey across the warmer weather sims in SL before that bird gets any ideas.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS
Sunglasses:  Steinwerk Bonnie & Clyde Sunglasses
Hair:  Opale Misha Hair
Top:  American Bazaar Kali Top (free group gift for members of American Bazaar Fashion Group – 0L/0L to join)
Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Lam Erin’s Goose Cartwheel Bench (on the sim)
Sim:  Cherishville, Villa Baldeney

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That Friday Feelin’

That Friday Feelin'

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Friday!  I’m popping in to share a free gift with you as well as a time sensitive special offer.  When I put the two together, a good friend of mine actually thought they were sold as a set.  I think they create just the free-spirited boho vibe I wanted to start off my weekend.  I hope you like the combination as much as I do!

First, that Hippie Vibe

My gray Anna Jeans with the colorful bell bottoms sit low on the hips, and hug your curves before gradually widening to a generous hemline.  I know I’m probably gonna date the real me, but when I was a child, bell bottoms were IN, and I just loved the swish swish they made as I walked.  I adore this vintage style!  Featuring rivets and a buttoned waistline, these faded jeans have that comfy, well-worn feel straight out of the package.  Best of all, they are a free gift from ALB Fashion.  To pick up a pair for yourself, simply activate your FabFree group tag, and tap the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Altamura
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Next the Lacy Perfection

To show off the low rise waist of my pants, I knew I wanted a cropped top, but I just couldn’t find one in my inventory that was the right hue.  Of course, this meant one thing………shopping!  As per my usual on Fridays, I checked out this week’s offerings for Fifty Linden Friday, and spotted the Pico Top in Sunny from A N E  Main Store, and I knew this was just what I was looking for!  With a light, airy texture perfect for my escape to summer, cute little side ties draping down, and a buttery hue that seemed to be made to go with my bell bottoms, I happily paid the 50L and teleported home to try it on.  Sometimes the color on the vendor picture is not quite a match for the actual hue of the item, so I crossed my fingers.  It was a perfect match!  Actually, the folder contains two versions of the Pico top, so you get a brown color as well as the sunshiney shade.   The shirt is made specifically for the Maitreya body, so if you have a different body type, it might not work for your avatar.  The only caveat is, this is a deal for Friday only, so if you like this top as much as I do, scurry on down to the shop before it’s too late!

Ripley has been worriedly eyeing my balancing act on these old timbers, so I’d better hop down before he goes into full blown rescue mode.  He is itching to go off and explore the rest of the Soul 2 Soul sim.  It’s so beautifully landscaped and we are both eager to check it out.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Truth Hair Valentina
Top:  A N E Main Store Pico Top (special offer for Fifty Linden Friday – 50L)
Pants:  ALB Fashion Anna Jeans Hippie (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sandals:  Fri.day Faith Sandals in pearl (I couldn’t find these in the shop – not sure if they are still available)
Pose:  Purple Poses
Sim:  Soul 2 Soul Isle of Love

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Let’s Go – Summer is Waiting!

Summer is Waiting

Hello there Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of done with winter and its viruses!  Ripley and I decided to make a break for summer.  We’ve got the car packed up, I’m wearing a brand new outfit that I picked up for free, and the pupster has his favorite fetch toys stowed away right next to the box of Ripley Snacks.  There’s plenty of room if you want to join us.  Hop on in!

She’s a Wild Child

Just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL Group, you can pick up my entire outfit for free over at the Alias! shop.  Featuring a tie dye halter top, cut off denim jeans shorts with a narrow suede belt, and cute tip toe sandals, Wild Child is ideal for an impromptu visit to summer.  The generous designer tucked a color change HUD for the shirt and the heels into the gift box, which gives you the choice between 12 different color schemes.  As you can see, the shoes and top coordinate beautifully together!  Besides the fact that the entire ensemble is completely free, the best part is that it includes versions for classic avatars as well as for mesh bodies!  There is a note inside the folder which explains that if you have an Ebody or Tonic mesh body, the outfit may or may not fit your avatar depending on your shape and the alpha included with your mesh body.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Top – Standard Size in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shorts – Fitmesh Classic XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

I almost forgot my sunscreen!  We’re going to make a pit stop on the way to grab some SPF50, as well as plenty of snacks and drinks for the road.  We’ll be leaving soon, so don’t delay if you’re up for a trip, too.  Until next time, bye bye winter colds and flu…. I am SO over you!!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Tobacco
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store India Mesh Hair
Outfit (includes heels):  Alias! Wild Child (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Forbes Isle

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New Year, Fresh Start

New Year's Walk

Hello Fabulouses!  So, one of my goals for the New Year is to go for more walks and get some more exercise.  Since I’m still sick in RL (started antibiotics today, so I should be feeling better soon), I’m gonna have to get today’s exercise on SL.  Ripley and I went for a stroll over at the Lemon Beach sim.  I can’t always say that I would wear the outfits I blog on SL in RL, but I definitely would wear today’s!

A Jeans and Hoodie Kind of Day

I love my real life jean jacket and I was super excited to see that Complex is offering a Denim Jacket/Hoodie combo as a free group gift.  Fellas, this is designed for you all, but I just had to have it for myself (sorry, Stan, but you can go get your own – did I mention it’s FREE?).  The best part about this set is that it comes with a texture change HUD so you can alter the color of the hoodie and its lining.  You’ll have 11 choices for the hoodie, which include patterns as well as solids, and 4 options for the lining.  The jacket comes in one size only – fitted, but as you can see, I was able to wear it just fine on my Maitreya mesh body.  Since it’s from a men’s clothing store, I’m sure it will work just as well for the guys, too.  There is no alpha layer for classic avatars, but it’s worth a shot if you have a classic avi, after all, it is completely free.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you have to be a member of the Complex Updates Group, but there is no join fee.

I hope you are having a great week.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)  

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Truth Hair Jacica
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Jacket/Hoodie:  Complex Denim Jacket/Hoodie (free gift for members of the Complex Updates Group – 0L/0L to join)
Jeans:  Sin Original Bethany Jeans in Onyx (10L at the Winter Wonderland Cart Wash Sale – sale ended yesterday, but the display is still there today)
Boots:  Maitreya Stagioni Boots in Coal
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Lemon Beach

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