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Just Me and My Bae

A Different Kind of Pearl

Hello Fabulouses!  Here’s hoping your week is off to a fantastic start.  Where I am in RL, we are supposed to have record heat today, which is leaving me feeling kind of wilted, and I guess that blended over into SL as well.  Good thing I have a brand new summery outfit to keep me cool!

My Bae…

While Ripley frolicked in the waves over at Beach Paradise Island, I lounged on a clam shell bed, and wished for a cool breeze.  Clad only in my new, free Bae Jumper from Apple May Designs, I certainly kicked back in style.  In a deep, rich purple hue, adorned with a black bow at the waist, this sweet summer romper flattered every inch of my curves.  I love the added detail of the lace trim, which softened the edge and gave a feminine flare.  To add Bae to  your inventory, activate your Apple May Designs group tag (25L join fee), teleport over to the shop, and tap the gift vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

Happiness is Walking Barefoot on the Beach

Oh how I love to feel the sand between my toes and the tickle of the waves as they lap the shore!  Since the pupster and I spent a lazy morning at the beach, I opted to go barefoot today.  For that added bit of pizzazz, I chose to slip on my new free Tribal Ankle Bracelets, which I scooped up as a gift over at Merlific.  The group is not free to join, but this jewelry is so cute, it’s well worth the itty-bitty 10L fee.

I sure hope that you find a way to stay cool where you are.  I won’t be venturing out for long in this heat in RL.  Thank goodness for air conditioning!  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 Medison

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Mina Hair Farah (available at Hairology)

Necklace:  Misha Fine Jewelry Silver Tender Heart Necklace in Amethyst

Jumper:  Apple May Designs Bae Jumper – Deep Purple (free group gift 0L/25L to join)

Anklets:  Merlific Tribal Ankle Bracelets (free group gift 0L/10L to join)

Pose:  Chotaire Seelowe’s Trompe Loeil Nerissa Seashell Bed (at sim)

Sim:  Beach Paradise Island

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Bo Peep

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I spent a lovely afternoon on the NorderNey sim, and even made a few new friends along the way.  They graciously agreed to pose for my picture with me.  Aren’t they just adorable?

Say Yes to the Dress

My gorgeous, antique white frock is a free gift from Lomomo.   With plenty of ruffles and a bow, this dress features frothy lace over a solid sheath underneath.  A belted high waistline draws the eye upward, while the skirt cascades down in a beautifully textured layer.  I love the way the over skirt forms the shape of an inverted “V” trimmed with ribbon.  Best of all, the Lomomo group is completely free to join, so this charming dress won’t cost you a single Linden dollar!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

Here’s another view so you can get a glimpse of the front side of my new lace dress:

Bo Peep 1

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 (Medison)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hat/Hair:  M.Birdie Marcia Look Hair – rare – (available at The Arcade)

Earrings:  Amala The Cara Earrings (past Fifty Linden Friday offering)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Bento Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Lomomo Lace Dress (free group gift 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Mon Cheri Slink Mid Rosa Espadrilles

Pose:  aDORKable

Sim:  NorderNey

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Dreaming of Infinity

Timeless

Hello Fabulouses!  Happy weekend to you!  Ripley and I found a sweet free mini dress to share with you today, and combined it with some budget-friendly accessories to create my look.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Covered With White Lace

The foundation for today’s outfit is the light and airy Lace Mini from AlmaMiranda.   The free, June gift for members of the AlmaMiranda group, this sexy little sleeveless number features a high collar and a creamy white hue.  It hugs all your curves and offers a tantalizing glimpse of skin.   If you are daring, you can just wear the dress alone.  It is a bit see-through, so I chose to don a lacey lingerie set underneath, and pulled on a cropped denim jacket to cover up.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Lace mini in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Infinity

The Finishing Touch

For my one piece of jewelry, I slipped on the Bento Infinity Ring from Misha Jesuil, which I discovered for the promotional price of only 10L on the Marketplace.  This simple, yet elegant thumb ring is designed only for Maitreya Bento hands and required no adjusting whatsoever.  I’m not sure how long this special price will last, so if you would like to scoop up this charming bauble for yourself, I’d recommend doing so soon.

I hope you find time for some rest, relaxation, and shopping therapy for yourself this weekend.  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 Kelly

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Tableau Vivant Chinook (75L per play at The Arcade first blogged {HERE} by Love)

Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Jacket in Medium Blue Denim (50L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  AlmaMiranda Lace Mini (free June Group Gift – 0L/0L to join)

Panties/Bra:  Lifebringer Life Styles Cute and Sexy Lingerie in White (29L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  R.icielli Amaya Shoes (previous Hello Tuesday sale item)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Bento Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  (full body shot) Tuty’s

(close up of hand) GingerFish Close Burn

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy

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Love Me Like You Do

Love Me

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  I’m so glad the weekend is finally here.  I’ve been a bit under the weather in RL, and look forward to some down time for the next couple of days where I can just take it easy.  It’s time for some rest, relaxation, and shopping therapy!

Nothing Wrong About This 

It happened again…. my hound with a nose for fashion took advantage of me not feeling well, and slipped out of his leash while we were on our morning stroll.  I guess since I wasn’t feeling well, I wasn’t walking fast enough for him!  When I finally caught up to him as he sat waiting outside the This is Wrong Shop, he thumped his tail happily, then led me over to the gift display vendor.  He had discovered a super sexy, free group gift to share with you today.  “Love Me” frames your curves in a dark rose mini dress adorned with black lace flowers.  With straps that criss-cross in front and a deeply scooped back and tummy section, this frock allows you to flaunt your flawless skin while still providing coverage in all key areas.   The This is Wrong group currently has a 100L join fee, however, including this gorgeous dress, there are 10 group gifts available for members, so it is a worthwhile investment.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in S, M, L
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Ripley and I plan to return soon with another Fabulous Find 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

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  Mila.Poses Les Fest Gift Eyes

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

Hair:  Little Bones Estine (available at Collabor88)

Dress:  This is Wrong Love Me Dress (free group gift 0L/100L to join)

Pose:  Purple Poses

Sim:  Isle of Love

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My Dog Knows Best

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Hello there Fabulouses :).  There are so many perks about the longer days that come with summer, but one little draw back is that my little dog likes to get up with the birds…  Sometimes as early as 4:30 now.  He shakes his collar at me, stares at my face, itches, twitches and grumbles at me…  Whatever it takes to get me to take him out!   After I am up, I suppose I appreciate the early rise because it is beautiful out most days, and it’s still so quiet and calm.  Maybe he does know best!

In The Meadow

Today I am wearing the Meadow Outfit by RnR Swag that you can pick up as a free group gift.  This outfit includes the ENTIRE outfit, even the shoes and jewelry.  Want some even better news?  This group is free to join!

In the folder you’ll find:

  • Jeans (Maitreya, Slink P & H, Belleza V, I & F)
  • Top (Maitreya, Slink P & H, Belleza V, I & F)
  • Bracelet (resize)
  • Necklace (resize)
  • Sandals (compatible with Slink Flat feet)

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Feet – Slink Flat
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Heartbeat
Complete Outfit w/ Shoes & Jewelry – [RnR] Swag Meadow Outfit (white) (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose w/ puppies – LW Poses Be Happy
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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Rock-A-Billy Chick

Time Warp

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I popped on some Rockabilly music, and traveled back in time to capture a snapshot for today’s Fabulous Find. My brilliant blue polka dot frock is one of the latest gifts available to members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  Did you know that 56 generous designers offer gifts just for our members?  You can check out the entire group gift listing {HERE}.

You Belong to Me (♬ tune ♬)

Well, the Rock-A-Billy Blue ensemble can belong to you, too.  All you have to do to add this free sassy little number to your inventory is teleport over to Brandy’s Boutique, click the vendor, and pay one Linden.  Don’t worry, you’ll get your Linden dollar instantly returned along with delivery of this darling nostalgic outfit.  With a form-fitting bodice, and a frilly skirt adorned with frothy lace, this dress will have you ready to rock around the clock in retro style.  I love the swirling movement the flexi skirt provides….so fun for swing dancing!  The studded, sling back heels adorned with the cutest little bows, which are included in the gift, fit my Slink high feet perfectly.

What’s Included:

  • Rock-a-Billy Blue Multi Applier HUD (Lena Body, Maitreya and Slink)
  • Jacket, shirt, pants, underwear and tattoo layer for classic avatars
  • Flexi skirt
  • Studded bow heels

Uh oh….. The Time Machine’s on the Fritz!

Ripley and I had a blast at the Nifty 50’s Diner, but when we tried to travel home, we discovered to our dismay, that the button to bring us back to the future was broken.  As soon as we can figure out how to repair this contraption, we’ll return to tell you about some more finds.  I hope it won’t take too long…

~ Kat (and Ripley – ace mechanic – I hope!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabian Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Debra

Dress:  Brandy’s Boutique Rock-A-Billy Blue (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Brandy’s Boutique Rock-A-Billy Blue (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Lazuri Classic Pearl Set – Color Change (1L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Nifty 50’s Diner 

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When in Doubt, Wear Denim

Taking a Break

Happy Middle of the Week to you, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are taking a break after spending a good part of the day in RL de-cluttering a closet.  It feels really good to organize and open up space!  Now, if only I could get motivated to do the same with my SL inventory!  After over 8 and a half years on Second Life, organizing that monstrosity is something I really need to do.  Maybe tomorrow……

I Know I Said I’d De-clutter, But…………It Was FREE!

The pupster and I decided to swing by Brii Underground to check out the latest group gift, and it is so adorable, I scooped it up immediately.  The free Linei Urban Style Complete Outfit is a comfy, body-hugging denim mini dress with tons of eye-catching details such as the realistic seams and folds in the fabric, an optional belt that draws the eye to your midsection, and the silver center zipper.   The gift also includes jewelry – the necklaces and bracelets I am wearing in my photo, and the heart-adorned heels in a perfectly coordinated shade of blue.  A pair of sunglasses, which I opted not to wear for my picture, complete the ensemble.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Belt in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass, Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Heels for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Necklaces, bracelets, sunglasses
  • Tattoo for classic avatars, Maitreya, Omega and Slink (not shown)
  • Omega make up applier and make up for classic avatars on the tattoo layer
  • Optional light

If only Ripley had paid more attention during the organization segment of our dog obedience classes………. Ah well, at least he excelled in tracking and bargain hunting!  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 Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Outfit (includes jewelry and shoes):  Brii Underground Linei Urban Style Complete Outfit (free group gift for Brii Underground Group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lily’s Poses Silent Window Sit

Sim:  Patankar

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True Beauty is Found in Virtue

Dream Another Dream

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I made a new pal today as we were out wandering across The Mill.  Maybe it was my cowgirl boots, maybe my lovely new dress, or perhaps the carrots I snuck to him, but Beau, here, is now one of our fast friends.  He’s super gentle, and with him around, I will never have to mow the lawn again! 🙂

Speaking of the Dress…

Eve, is the latest free gift from Virtue for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With short sleeves, a body hugging bodice, and a long flowing hemline, this dress is sweetly feminine.  I really like the way the bodice and the skirt have slightly different textures that coordinate together beautifully.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Mesh in XS, X, M, L and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Hourglass
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • Venus

If you haven’t visited the group gift listing for Fabulously Free in SL members, I’d highly recommend checking it out.   The generosity of designers in SL never ceases to amaze me!  You can find the Fab Free group gift listing {HERE}.  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 Medison

Eyeliner: SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hat:  Argrace (past hair fair gift)

Hair:  Exile Cool Girl (Fifty Linden Friday – still available at time of posting, but hurry!)

Necklace:  EarthStones Dreamcatcher Necklace (250L for Hello Tuesday)

Dress:  Virtue Eve Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  Abi’s Affordable Living Cowgirl Boots

Pose:  Purple Poses

Sim:  The Mill

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Just Beautiful

Beautiful One

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are just popping in with a quick post to share a bright and cheerful group gift with you.   I scooped up this lovely floral frock at The Beautiful Ones.  Featuring a teal background splashed with vibrant pink flowers and sealed with a bow, this strapless dress is perfect for summer weather.  Members of The Beautiful Ones group can add the Vivian dress to their inventory by teleporting to the shop and clicking the vendor.  The group has a 25L join fee, but this gorgeous gift is well worth the investment.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Fitted mesh for classic avatars
  • Alpha layer
  • eBody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Moles:  Arte Catwa Applier Adored Moles (first blogged {HERE})

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Mina Hair Shelley (available at Ultra)

Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Aquamarine

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Vivian (free gift for The Beautiful Ones group 0L/25L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Jane Heels

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest
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Flowers That Fly

Flowers That Fly

Hello Fabulouses!  Now this is the way to start your vacation…….relaxing in a field of butterflies!  Those last few days of school are so hectic; it’s wonderful to savor the first few moments of freedom.  Just like Carson’s Angel, Ripley is not on his summer schedule yet, but our morning walk led me to a lovely patch of daisies full of fluttering butterflies…….pure magic!

All This is Free?

The bi-monthly Ultra Event is celebrating its first year anniversary with lots of freebies for members of the Ultra Society Group (free to join).  Blue boxes at the event contain gifts from a variety of generous designers.  I’m featuring two of them in my post today.  First of all, my lovely tresses, called Froukje, came from Mina.  I love the way the long bangs are tucked behind my ear, with a few wispy strands escaping on my forehead.  In the gift package, there is one shade called “new blond,” which is this gorgeous golden yellow hue.   Other color packs are available for purchase in the Mina store.  I have to admit, I visited there, and scooped up some additional colors because this hair style is just so “me.”

My second giftie from Ultra is the ornate Nadine Gem Bracelet from Modish.  Crafted in dark, gleaming gold with emerald stones, this delicate bracelet coordinated beautifully with my Dorothea dress (more on that in a moment!).  The floral motif was a perfect match for the butterfly theme.  Best of all, it’s completely free at the Ultra Sales Event!

These are just two of the many free gifts up for grabs at Ultra’s first anniversary celebration, which runs until June 15th.  (There are even some for guys).  I’d highly recommend a visit there!

Thanks for the Butterflies

Don’t Fly Away Yet!

The flirty Dorothea mini dress I’m wearing features a satiny teal texture with a cluster of golden butterflies soaring to freedom.  With slender shoulder straps and sexy slits in the skirt, this frock is ideal for the warm summer days to come.  It is a free gift from Sexy Princess for members of the Third Life Group.  There is a 10L join fee for this group, which gives you access to multiple gifts from many designers, so your investment goes a long way.

Butterflies…Flowers that Fly and All But Sing (~Robert Frost)

Although I’ve enjoyed my interlude with the “flying flowers,” it’s time for Ripley and I to tackle some of the many chores around the house that we put off until summer break.  Fun times!  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 (past Fifty Linden Friday)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Mina Froukje (free gift at for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  Sexy Princess Dorothea Dress (free gift for the Third Life group 0L/10L join fee)

Bracelet:  Modish Nadine Gem Bracelet Gold Emerald (free gift for the Ultra Society Group at Ultra 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Poses:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Crystal Garden Estates

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