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Hangin Around

Hangin Around

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  As you can see, Ripley and I decided to keep spending the weekend at the beach.  It’s a good thing I had picked up the latest free gift for members of the FaShIoNable Group over at ALB Dream Fashion.  The best part is since the group is free to join, I added a sweet summery outfit to my wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar!  After donning the bikini bottom and pretty cover up, I was all set for a day of strolling along the shore.

Ready for Fun in the Sun

With its tropical print scattered over a teal blue background, this outfit made me think immediately of palm trees and lazy days relaxing in the shade with a good book and a fruity Bahama Mama in hand.  The strapless cover up is knotted in the front and opens as it flows down to allow the cool ocean breeze to caress your skin.  A coordinating bikini bottom completes the look.  I like how the hemline is shorter in the front but drapes down to knee height in the back.   I enjoyed lounging around in this casual outfit so much that it’s making it hard to face Monday morning and the return to work!  Ripley is not helping as he is encouraging me to play hookey and spend “just one more day” at the beach…  I’ll simply have to explain how my salary pays for all those Ripley snacks Stan keeps bribing him with, and the pupster will be shoving me out the door in the morning.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Fox
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Werewolf

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:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Outfit:  ALB Dream Fashion Rachel Pareo and String (free gift for FaShIoNable Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Bazar Maldives Hangin (swing on sim)
Sim:  La Vie

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Lucky Enough

Lucky Enough

Ahh to be lucky enough to live near the beach……sounds like heaven to me.  Unfortunately there’s not a beach within many, many miles of where I live in RL, so thank goodness for SL!  Today Rip and I explored the Voodoo sim and found a cute strip of beach there perfect for some summer relaxation.  The buildings are colorful and include beachside bars, a coffee house with yummy looking pastries, and even a seafood stand where the pupster and I paused to snap a photo.

Casual Summer Cutie

In my last post here, I told you about a sweet outfit that I picked up over at Fatal Fashion.  Everything I’m wearing today, from head to toe is included in another free gift from the same shop, called Outfit 007.  I say from head to toe, but when I was walking in the sand, I did slip off my heels in my main picture, but I will include a second shot below so you can see what they look like.  I just love this raspberry colored cropped top!  Although you can’t see it from the angle in my photo, there is a lovely laced detail on the sides that is super adorable.  It features an asymmetrical hemline and realistic looking folds in the fabric.  Ideal for warm summer days, the worn denim mini shorts have an unbuttoned fly and slender pockets in the front for tucking in small essentials.  Also included, the chunky necklace and golden bracelet add the perfect finishing touches.  To scoop up this summertime staple, you need to be a member of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group, but since it’s free to join, you can add a complete look to your wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink

Here’s a look at the Johan heels which are also included in the gift box.  Enjoy!

Johan

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:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Magika Unknown
Complete Outfit (including jewelry):  Fatal Fashion Outfit 007 (free gift for members of the Fit Mesh Fanatics Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Voodoo

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All Dolled Up For Date Night

Hello August

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and Happy Tuesday!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to share a complete outfit that I picked up as a free group gift, just for being a member of The Third Life group.  The generous designer over at Fatal Fashion has put all the pieces you need including golden jewelry, a sizzling mini dress, and delicate heels into one gift box.  With just a quick stop at the shop, you’ll be ready for date night in a flash!

You’ve Got the Look

The Monna Dress features a back that dips down low so the starlight can caress your skin, and a neckline designed to flaunt your curves while keeping you covered in all the right places.  The texture on the dress is well done, and contains realistic folds and subtle highlights.  The hemline of this mini is quite high, so you might want to don a pair of panties or make strategic use of the alpha layer on your mesh body.  Slip on the strappy heels, the chunky Midna Gold necklace, and even some upper arm bracelets (not shown) for the perfect finishing touches (all are included), and all eyes will be on you.  Since the Third Life Group costs only 10L to join, this free group gift will have you all dolled up for a very budget friendly price.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Sandals for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

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:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Magika Unknown
Dress:  Fatal Fashion Monna Dress – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Necklace:  Fatal Fashion Midna Gold (included with dress) – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Heels:  Fatal Fashion Black Sandals (included with dress) – (free gift for members of The Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Witchwood

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Oh How You Sparkle

Full of Stars

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Monday (or what’s left of it, anyway, lol).   I had such a busy day in RL that the hours just flew by.  Isn’t it funny that that never happens when you are in the middle of a dental appointment?  It’s just when I want time to slow down that it seems to whiz by.  That sure is the case when I am shopping and exploring in SL, especially when I find wardrobe essentials for free like this star spangled skater skirt.

Oh How You Shine

Just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group, I was able to scoop up the 4th of July Skater Skirt from Ecce Bellus completely for free.  With a bright waistband, navy and red stars scattered across a snow white background, and a generous cut, this adorable number is sure to lift your spirits.  Since the gift package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, I’m sure you will find the perfect fit for you.  I chose to keep my look clean and bright by pairing my skirt with a white top, but I also tried red and navy shirts, and was quite pleased with those results as well.   To pick up a copy for yourself, simply switch to your Fab Free group tag, teleport over to the shop, look for the Fab Free logo on the wall, click the vendor, then get ready to shine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • E Body
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

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:  Elikatira Qiana
Top:  Blueberry Bella Knotted Top
Skirt:  Ecce Bellus Skater Skirt 4th of July (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Les Reves Perdus
Song:  You Look So Good in Love by George Strait

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At The End of The Day

At the End of the Day

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  It’s been a long day of riding the waves, and the pupster and I are having one last look across the water before we head home for the night.  Today’s little get away to the shores of Kanaloa Surf Beach was inspired by a budget-friendly wet suit that I picked up over at La Perla.

Fits Me Like a Glove

Featuring a deep shade of indigo accented with bright blue piping and a dark gray inlay, this outfit will have you suited up in style.  The Surf Set Gift from La Perla covers the entire length of your legs to protect them from the chilly water and any scrapes and scratches you might encounter.  It includes half length sleeves and a high collar to keep you completely shielded from the elements.  The package contained classic mesh sizes from extra small through extra large, but no alpha layer.  Although there weren’t fits designed exclusively for mesh avatars, the small worked just fine on my Belleza Jake mesh body.  I’m including a forward facing snapshot below so you can get a good look at the logo splashed across the chest area.  Ladies, don’t despair, there is a female version included for you as well.  I couldn’t drag Kat out with me today….maybe next time!  If you’re up for a surfing adventure, head on over to the group gift wall at La Perla.  For just one Linden dollar, you’ll be well equipped for a day of play at the beach.

Sizes Included:

  •  XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL

Happiness Comes in Waves

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes in Ashy Brown
Hair:  Vango Alex
Wetsuit:  La Perla Surf Set Gift (1L at the shop)
Surf Board and front facing pose included as part of my AO from Vista Animations
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  (Facing away from camera) Luane’s World
Sim:  Kanaloa Surf Beach

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See No Evil

See No Evil
Hello There Fab Free’rs! I recently came across this interesting blindfold from This is Wrong. It’s a free group gift that is just too cool looking to not share with you. Also, Letituier is having a Retirement Sale you won’t want to miss out on. I hope you enjoy these fun and interesting finds.

The HairLetituier is having a Retirement Sale. All hair packs are just 55 linden each. Gachas are set at 55 linden per pull as well. Letituier is known for more editorial and creative. They remind me of the styles you see in fashion magazines and on runway models during a high fashion show. I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so don’t wait! Also the Letituier group is free to join and there is a current free group gift.

The BlindfoldThis is Wrong has this unisex blindfold out as a free group gift. This gift has resize scripts and would be great for role play and creative photos. I really like all the detail with the heart-shaped locks. The This is Wrong group is 50 linden to join at this time. Along with this unisex blindfold gift, there are 4 lucky letter boards, 2 with female tattoos, and 2 with male tattoos.

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – {Letituier} Beaut Hair – B&W – 55L *Retirement Sale

Skin –  Essences – Petra

Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento

BlindfoldThis is Wrong – JUST WEIRD Cuore cieco Blindfold – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

Lipstick –  {{Peachy}} Lips CATWA HEAD

Tattoos – Nar Mattaru – <Nar> Legend Tattoos

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by Signature Poses

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Dream the Heat

Dream the Heat

I hear thunder outside my window, so I’m dreaming of hot summer evenings, spent by the pool.  I found a fantastic dress for just such an occasion!

Summer Love

FurtaCor have sent out a new group gift for their members – the Zayra dress which comes with a jam-packed HUD full of different textures and patterns!  The back features some really pretty golden straps that make the outfit just a little more special.  You can grab your own by joining the FurtaCor group for 50 Lindens, then check in group notices to pick up this lovely number!

Sizes

  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • XXS – L with an Alpha Layer

The only thing missing is a drink!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – FurtaCor Zayra Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier –  Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Hair – Magika First Light
Backdrop–  Focus Poses Summer Nights Pool 

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Discoveries at Dawn

Dawn of a New Day

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a lovely Sunday.  Before the weekend is over, I want to tell you about two group gifts that I came across early this morning in my SL travels.  Although I chose white for the dress, it comes with a texture HUD packed with 15 options, including prints and solids, so it’s very versatile!

Dress to Impress

The free Katie Dress from Hilly Haalan Fashions features a sleeveless design with loosely draping fabric which is gathered at the waist with a belt.  A v-shaped neckline and a small gathered section in the skirt add visual interest.  I really like the soft shimmering texture of each of the solid colored options for the fabric, and look forward to trying out the pretty floral prints, too.  The belt is colorized separately from the body of the dress, which really adds to the variety of looks you can create.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh avatars (no classic fits).  To pick up this free July gift for yourself, simply teleport over to the shop, activate the Hilly Haalan Fashions group tag (it’s completely free to join), and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Fabulous Shoes That Can Lift Your “Sole”

Of course, what would a new dress be without a pair of heels to go with it?  Selene Creations has you covered with their free July group gift, which is a strappy pair of sexy high heels.  With plenty of wiggle room for your toes and a criss-cross design, these ivory shoes would challenge my navigational skills in real life with their high, narrow heels, but in Second Life, walking and even running in them is a piece of cake!  The package includes Belleza, Maitreya and Slink fits.  You do have to be a member of the Selene Creations group to receive these, and joining costs 100L, but they are just so pretty!  Here’s a close up so you can get a better look at them:

Chase Your Dreams....In High Heels of Course!

I’m off to finish exploring Snuggles Forest with Ripley.  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
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store Ryleigh
Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace
Dress:  Hilly Haalan Katie Dress (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  Selene Creations Gift July 2018 (free gift for members of Selene Creations group – 0L/100L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  Snuggles Forest

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Strolling Through a Secret Garden

Posies from a Secret Garden

Hello Fabulouses.  Happy Friday!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share one of the free gifts you can receive as a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It’s such a cute little number!

Stop and Smell the Roses

The sleeveless tank dress in my photo is the latest gift from Glitter.  Featuring a cheerful floral print scattered across a white background, spaghetti straps, and an asymmetrical hemline, this frock was the perfect outfit for a stroll in the secret garden on the Strawberry Lake sim.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh avatars (none for classic avatars).  To scoop up a copy for yourself, head over to the Glitter, make your way to the back of the shop on the other side of the staircase, and click the vendor.  This budget friendly dress is sure to become a summer time favorite!  There are a number of other free gifts available in the shop, and quite a few lucky chairs and a midnight mania board as well.  I’m crossing my fingers that I will be able to share the mania prize soon.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Pretty Posies

To keep with the floral theme, I slipped on some LT Rose Earrings from Torakoun Sands that I discovered on the Marketplace for just 49L.  With three delicate rose blossoms and a pair of leaves, these baubles echoed the print of my new frock beautifully.  The text on the Marketplace listing is right on when it states the earrings are simple yet elegant.  I really like the bright pop of color they add to my look and thought they formed the perfect finishing touch.

Well, Ripley has that “I’m about to dig in the soft earth of this garden” glint in his eyes.  Before he gets us kicked out of the sim, I’d better go put a halt to his plans.  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
Hair:  Truth Hair Farryn
Earrings:  Torakoun Sands .: LT :. Rose Earrings (49L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  Glitter Roses Fitmesh Tank Dress Red (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Sabotage – Strawberry Lake

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I’m Ready – Let the Fireworks Fly!

You Should Be Here

Well hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are over at Landscape Dialogue scoping out a good spot to catch some 4th of July fireworks later on tonight.  I’ll be bringing a cooler of refreshments and goodies to munch on.  Ripley, however, is planning on staying home.  The loud explosions and acrid scent of the black and flash powders cause him to huddle trembling under the computer desk.  So, it looks like there will be plenty of room for friends all along this sturdy stone wall.  You should come!

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

Well, not really, but they sure came in handy today while searching for the perfect viewing spot.  The best part?  They are part of a free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group from the Frimon Store.  The package also includes the seated Nando pose I used for my snapshot, both as a pose ball to rez and the isolated pose itself.  It worked well for my rest break on the wall, but also could be used for chairs, benches, etc.  I had to edit the sunglasses so they perched correctly on my hand, but even with my basic editing skills, it was a piece of cake to adjust them.  To pick up this fantastic free offer, simply switch to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and click the vendor.

Stars and Stripes for the Big Day

Well, I am the star (wink), but my stripes are found on my new free Glamour pants from Treized Designs.  With a dashing black and white design, these classic joggers will have you outfitted in style.  Bold white stripes run down the outside edge of each leg and adorn the side pockets (which are handy for carrying along everyday essentials).  An interesting feature that I had not seen before is the double waistband with dual string ties.  I like this unusual design element!  The gift box includes classic as well as mesh body fits.  You need to be a member of Treized Designs to receive this free gift, but the join fee is only 0L, so it was just right for my budget!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Altamura
  • Belleza
  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Nx-David
  • Slink

I’m off to get Ripley back home before firecrackers start going off and scare the bejeebers out of the poor guy.  Happy 4th of July to all our readers in the USA!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Pants:  Treized Deisgns Glamour Pants (free gift for members of the Treized Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Frimon Store Nando (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sim:  Landscape Dialogue

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