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Some Days, You Just Get Lucky

A Single Sunbeam

Happy Thursday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are off today on a camping adventure to the mountains (just in time to escape a horrible heat wave), but I couldn’t leave without sharing this free outfit with you first.  I just love the design of this one!

“To Me, Flowers Are Happiness”

This quote from Stefano Gabbana says it all.  When I put on an item decorated with posies, I just have to smile.  I absolutely adore the combination of denim and the pretty floral print in this Naira Top and Skirt from Safira.  I know, I know, just yesterday I told you about a cute top that I picked up as a free group gift at the shop, but I also mentioned those group-only lucky boards.  This free outfit just so happens to be one of the ten prizes that group members can win if their lucky letter appears.  There were quite a few avatars in the shop while I was there, so the boards turned over very quickly and it didn’t take too long for that often elusive “K” to pop up.  I did a little happy dance, then scurried home to open up my prize.  The top is actually composed of two segments – a bandeau section and the long sleeves.  You can wear them together as I have done, or just the bra piece by itself to change up your look.  The skirt features a high waist, a zipper in the back, and a flirty hemline.  It’s a bit on the short side, so I made strategic use of the alpha layer on my mesh body, but it also has built in undies (the C string).  The generous designer included a texture change HUD so you can alter the shade of denim in the skirt, as well as the metals, and you can turn on and off the C string section and change up its color.  I really really love the hues in this set, and best of all it was free!  All I needed was a bit of patience and membership in the Safira Store Group (50L join fee).

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

I will miss you when I am gone and hope you have a wonderful time in the next week.  I look forward to sharing more Fabulous Finds with you when we return.  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:  DOUX Juniper
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Outfit:  Safira Naira Top and Skirt (free lucky board prize for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Margarita Island

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All on a Lazy Summer Day

Think Pink

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I put his talented nose to the test today and headed down the trail of the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  Our first discovery over at Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes actually inspired my outfit.  I hope you are in the mood to think pink, because that’s where my mind went.  The best part?  My entire outfit cost just $26 Linden dollars!

The Inspiration

After locating the lounge chair hunt icon concealed inside Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, I was inspired to put together this entire look just based on these cute Kendra sneakers.  My picture does not do justice to the intricate designs on the canvas of the sneakers, so I’ve included the vendor close up below.  I immediately fell in love with the delicate white blossoms and stitched swirls.  The white piping, sole and lacing are just perfect for completing the look of this casual set of footwear.  They are designed to fit classic avatars as well as Slink and Maitreya mesh feet.  A shoe base and alpha layer are tucked inside the folder.  To add these shoes to your inventory, all you have to do is find the hunt object and pay the teensy 1 Linden dollar price.  There is a hint giver in the shop if you don’t have a super sniffer dog 😉 or if you need a nudge in the right direction.

Kendra ScrollP

You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

The other day, I told you about a group gift that I had picked up just for being a member of the Safira Store Group, and I mentioned how there are 64 past gifts up for grabs.  Well, this adorable Mindy top is one of those free gifts.  Of course, I chose pink to coordinate with my new footwear, but with the included texture change HUD, I had the option to go with five prints or four other solid colors.  It’s like getting ten tops in one package!  Its ruffled trim on the hemline really ups the cuteness factor!  It is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  You do have to be a member of the Safira Store Group to receive this gift, and there is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but there are a LOT of other goodies available to members, plus group-only lucky boards, so I am super happy that I joined.

But You Said 26 Linden Dollars…

The final touch for my summer day outfit was a new pair of Worn Denim Shorts that I picked up on the Marketplace at the Bang Bang shop for 25 Linden dollars.  They are short but not too short and feature folded up cuffs and a beaded belt around the waist.  The jeans texture on these shorts is really well done and the stitching and button closure are very realistic looking.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  I’m sure these will become a summer time fave of mine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

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:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Safira Mindy Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Shorts:  Bang Bang Worn Denim Shorts (available on the Marketplace – 25L)
Shoes:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Kendra (prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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A Place to Hideaway

Dust Bunny

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is going well.  It’s super hot here in RL and I’m trying to stay cool in SL.  I found this lovely hide away on the Small Town Green sim.  It’s a sweet little spot where I have been curled up listening to some old LP’s while Ripley is frolicking outside with some friends.  Now THIS is the way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I Must Have Flowers, Always and Always

This pretty little Ellie top from Safira that I’m wearing features vibrant blossoms splashed across a solid background.  I went with a black color scheme, but with the included texture change HUD, I could have chosen 29 other backgrounds for a floral print or 30 solid hues as well.  Talk about flexibility!  It’s kind of hard to see due to the position of my hand and braid, but this crop top has the cutest little knot in the hemline, just to the left of center.  While the neck and back are fairly high, the sides do dip quite low, so you might want to wear a jacket or opt for a hairstyle that provides side coverage.  To add this little number to your inventory, you’ll need to be a member of the Safira Store group.  There is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but this allows you the opportunity to gather a number of group gifts for free, so it’s well worth the cost, in my opinion.  I counted 64 past gifts, plus 3 current gifts on display upstairs, as well as 5 lucky boards.  That’s a whole lotta wardrobe additions that you can pick up for free!

What’s Included:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy (no alpha layer)
  • Maitreya

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
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Hair:  Magika Nina
Necklace and Earrings:  Cae Jewelry Harper Set
Top:  Safira Ellie Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris
Flip Flops:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Pose:  ~BAZAR~ Woodland Poufe (on sim)
Sim:  Small Town Green
Song:  (A Place to) Hideaway by The Carpenters

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A Summer State of Mind

A Summer State of Mind

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I am feeling a tropical vibe tonight, and my clothing today fits right in with that theme.  Best of all, I picked it up for free!

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

La Tuta, the latest gift from Tiar for members of Fabulously Free in SL features a botanical print in varying shades of green and is accented with pale pink trim.  With its off-the-shoulder styling and short skirt, this romper is ideal for warm summer days and soaking in the sunshine.  I really like how La Tuta’s waistline is adorned with a green bow that echoes the hues of the foliage.  To pick up a copy for yourself, activate your Fab Free group tag and click the vendor in the Tiar store.  It won’t cost you a single Linden dollar!  Tiar is celebrating 11 years in Second Life with a 50% off sale, so while you’re there, you might find some other budget friendly Fabulous Finds, too.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Here’s wishing you a happy Sunday and a fantastic end to your weekend.  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:  Doe Makina V2 (includes hat) (in store Gacha – 75L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Necklace:  Cae Sylvie
Dress:  Tiar La Tuta (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals (Fifty Linden Friday item – still available for 50L as of Saturday evening)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Juxtapose
Sim:  Forever Love

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Gonna Cross the River to the Jersey Side

Floatsam

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Friday!  I hope you had a wonderful week.  Mine was filled with car shopping in RL, which I have decided is definitely NOT my favorite thing to do!  Lucky for the pupster, it was far too hot for him to come along, so he got to spend the time basking in air conditioned comfort at home.  Right at the top of my list of the BEST things to do is to find budget friendly bargains to share with you.  Ripley and I have a couple of really wonderful ones to tell you about tonight!

Jersey Girl

First up, I went strolling along the boardwalk down at the Jersey Shore and discovered this adorable Christina Special Edition Summer Skirt at the Blonde Queen cart for just 10 Linden dollars.  It features a high waist section, criss-crossed lacing and a generously flared, floral print skirt.  I really like the way the bright pink flowers pop against the darker background.  A double row of decorative stitching at the edges of the teal portion of the skirt adds an interesting bit of detail to complement the solid background color.  I opted to pair the skirt with a teal top, but I think pink or white would also go well.  The package includes versions for mesh body avatars only.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Meow

Hello Moon Child

Down at the Livia shop, I discovered the Moon Rings that I am wearing as a free gift for members of the Livia Update Group.  A simple crescent moon and triple stones are displayed on slender double bands.  You can wear these baubles on your left or right hand, or both, as I have chosen to do.  The generous designer included a HUD which allows you to select from 8 options for the triple gemstones and 4 metal textures.  To add these free rings to your SL jewelry box, you need to be members of the Livia Update Group, but since there is no join fee, it won’t cost you a single Linden dollar.

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
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Nymph
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Top:  GeorgeVerde Pulled Up Tank Top
Skirt:  Blonde Queen Christina Skirt (available at the Jersey Shore – 10L)
Necklace:  Pure Poison Cat Necklace (no longer available, sorry)
Rings:  LIVIA Moon Rings (free gift for members of the Livia Update Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  [Full Body Shot]  EMOZIONE Fading Like a Flower – (40L on the Marketplace)
[Close Up] Tuty’s Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Cherishville
Song:  Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen

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‘Cause I Know That…

Down on the Dock

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Happy Friday to you!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to tell you about a free outfit (including the boots) that we discovered over at the !Soul store.  It’s another warm weather dress, just in time for summer.

…It’s Delicate

Featuring an off the shoulder style with a wide belt and full skirt, this floral frock has pops of red and orange blossoms scattered across a teal background.  Although the gift does not include versions for mesh avatars, I was able to get a terrific fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body.  My cute, flat boots, which are decorated with golden studs, coordinate beautifully with the waistband.  There will be no need to worry about finding the perfect shoes to wear with this free ensemble!  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the !Soul group, but there is no join fee, so the Delicate Satin Dress will cost you exactly zero Linden dollars.

Sizes Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Includes alpha layers for boots, dress and boots/dress combined

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  The pupster and I plan to spend time scouting around to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover to share with you.  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:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Faylinn Flower Charm
Outfit (includes boots):  !Soul Delicate Satin Mesh Dress (free gift for members of the !Soul group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Eagleview
Song:  Delicate by Taylor Swift

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A Happy Ending for Your Monday

Sea Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  Yesterday in my post {HERE}, I told you about a free outfit and free earrings.  Well, today the pupster and I are back with a second pairing of a free frock and free baubles.  Now that’s a way to make Monday happier for sure!  Unfortunately, the free dress has been replaced with another gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL, which is a butterfly top.

Blossoms Galore

Summer blooms abound on the latest gift from Sweet Willows for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With slender straps, a plunging neckline and dramatically low cut back and sides, this frock is most definitely for warm summer days.  You’ll be free to soak in the sunshine and have your skin caressed by warm summer breezes with this mini dress.  Delicate white flowers scattered across a solid color background lend a cheery vibe to the outfit.  I chose a sky blue fabric, but with the included HUD, you could also opt for pink, yellow, green or purple, so it’s quite flexible.  You’ll probably want to make strategic use of the alpha layer of your mesh body to preserve modesty while wearing it.  To add this saucy little number to your inventory, activate your Fab Free group tag (it’s totally free to join!), teleport to the shop and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Island Girl

Island Girl

Ripley and I returned to The Free Dove to search for the perfect finishing touch, and spotted just the right earrings at the Rebel Hope display.  The Island Girl baubles come in either the tan option that I am wearing in my photo or a green version.  The beads are the same; it’s just the cording that is different.  Speaking of the beads, it’s almost like they were made to coordinate with my new dress!  Blue-green glass beads sit atop round brownish ones decorated with white blossoms, which echo the pattern on the mini.  Best of all, these earrings are also free.  You just need to be a member of The Free Dove group (which is also free to join).

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:  Argrace Haruka II
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  !Rebel Hope Island Girl Earrings (free gift for members of The Free Dove group – 0L/0L to join)
Dress:  Sweet Willows Blossom Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join) Gift has been replaced with a new one.  Sorry 😦
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Full Body Shot – Luane’s World / Close Up Shot:  Le Poppycock
Sim: The Mill at Lemon Beach

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Among the Wild Posies

Jumpsuit

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Sunday Evening to you!  The pupster and I found two free items to share with you tonight and help get your Monday off to a wonderful start.

Let’s Jump Right In!

I picked up my Donna Jumpsuit over at The Free Dove as a gift from DM.  This off-the-shoulder style features a loose bodice section layered over a slim waistline, which really flatters your figure.  The trousers portion of this outfit are comfortably loose.  I am quite fond of this pale pink floral pattern, but if that’s not your cup of tea, the designer tucked a HUD inside the folder with two other texture options.  Versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars are included as well.  To add this suit to your wardrobe, you do have to be a member of The Free Dove group, but there is no join fee, so it’s completely free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

    • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
    • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
    • Maitreya
    • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Daisy

That Finishing Touch

With the complex flowery texture on my clothing, I wanted to keep my accessories simple, yet beautiful.  I headed over to Poeme and collected another free group gift, the Daisy Bead Earrings.  These delicate baubles feature your choice of silver or gold metal and six colors for the beads.  Of course, I went with pink to coordinate with my jumpsuit, but with the included texture HUD, I will be able to customize these earrings to match a variety of outfits.  To add the Daisy Bead Earrings to your SL jewelry box, you’ll need to be a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group, but since there is no join fee, you can pick up these gems for free.

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:  Argrace Sayuri
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Earrings:  Poeme Daisy Bead Earrings (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Outfit:  DM Donna Jumpsuit (free gift for members of The Free Dove Group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Elvion Wish Valley

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It’s All About the Red Dress

Lady in Red

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  In my last post {here}, I told you about a free dress that I picked up over at TRS Designs.  While shopping, I couldn’t help but notice another free group gift, so I’m back to share the Felicia Dress with you today.  As soon as I saw it, I immediately fell in love with its flirty fit and cheery color scheme.

Pretty in Polka Dots

Featuring double lace shoulder straps, a waistline accentuated with crimson band and a flared skirt that falls to the upper thigh, this dress is perfect for a party.   The bodice, which hugs your curves, has a wide v-shaped neckline, and is trimmed in the same red ribbon as the waist and hem.  With its brilliant background and darling dotty pattern, you’re sure to draw admiring glances your way.  The folder includes fitmesh for classic avatars as well as versions for mesh bodies, which makes this a versatile gift.  To grab a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the TRS Designs group, but since it costs nothing to join, you can add this little number to your wardrobe completely for free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Ripley and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover for our favorite readers.  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
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Chocolate
Hair:  Truth Hair Taren
Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire
Dress:  TRS Designs Felicia Dress (free gift for members of the TRS Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Black Tulip
Sim:  Skye Glas

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Oh Henlo, Fren

Hello Friend

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Monday!  After doing a little shopping, the pupster and I went for a walk this afternoon and made a new friend over at the Haraiki Bay sim.  If you are looking for a lovely, tranquil place to explore, I’d highly suggest a visit.  I’d also recommend a trip over to TRS Designs, which is where I picked up my new denim mini dress as a free group gift.

As Blue as the Summer Sky

The Camila Dress features a low cut back, slender shoulder straps and a mesh insert at the neckline.  Vertical seams and slits on either hip add visual interest to the faded denim fabric.  This little number hugs all your curves and is perfect for warmer temperatures.  There are versions for classic as well as mesh avatars in the folder, so there is something for everyone inside.  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the TRS Designs group, but there is no join fee, so the dress is completely 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

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:  Rama.Salon Madeline Hair (available at equal10)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Dress:  TRS Designs Camila Dress Denim Sky (free gift for members of TRS Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Caty Wedges
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Haraiki Bay

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