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There’s No Truer Love Than Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Hello there, Fabulouses!  In a recent post, Love stated that sweetness is her weakness, but for me, I would have to say my weakness is…. dogs and puppies!  No surprise there, right? 😉 While Ripley and I were enjoying a lazy afternoon at the NorderNey sim, I couldn’t resist scooping up this little ball of fluff for a quick cuddle before he left with his owner.  Isn’t he just adorable?  There’s nothing truer in the world than the love of a good dog, so it’s quite fitting that my top today features the word “LOVE.”

The Hunt Continues!

I picked up my cute tee for free over at the Valentine’s Hunt at the Justice store.  Until Valentine’s Day, you can search around the shop for 12 small hearts hidden all around.  Each of the hunt objects is set to sale for zero Linden dollars and contains a fantastic prize.  I’ve already shared a couple of them here and here.  If you have some spare time and are looking for some delightful gifts, I’d recommend you check out the event before it all comes to a close on Valentine’s Day.  The Brandy Shirt hugs your curves and features a gathered hemline with ties dangling down.  With a scoop neck and short sleeves, this is definitely a warmer weather top, but it was ideal for our trip to the shore.  A heart formed from black stripes, as well as the word “LOVE” spelled in bold, white letters complete the look.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Truth Hair Beatrix
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Shirt:  Justice Brandy Top (free prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Pants:  Just Because Jen Capris
Pose:  Q Poses (includes puppy)
Sim:  NorderNey

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Red and Pink

Red and Pink

I always thought that red and pink couldn’t go together.  Wasn’t there always talk of red and pink clashing, and how if you had red hair you could never wear pink?  Looking at all the offerings right now that are swirling these two distinguished colours together with reckless abandon, I’d say that theory was completely bunk!

Taking a Bite out of Love

The Love Bites Hunt continues this week (until the 17th) and you really can find all sorts of goodies on the sim.  It may take you a bit of time and patience (and possibly some eye drops, oy veh), but boy oh boy is it worth it!  I found some really fantastic stuff – my “Cupid is Stupid” top (with such lovely long sleeves, amirite?) and cute heart-adorned skirt are by Loki and cost me 25L each and sized for Maitreya bodies, and my super sweet heart-shaped glasses are by Dazed and were 25L as well!  Can’t say no to that!

Go forth and make some bold and romantic colour choices!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Top– Loki Cupid is Stupid (25L on the Love Bites Hunt)
Skirt – Loki Heart Skirt (25L on the Love Bites Hunt)
Glasses – Dazed Ame Glasses (25L on the Love Bites Hunt)
Earrings – Fetch Mini Earring Set

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Hair – RunAway Wicca Hair
Pose –  Foxcity Stairs
Backdrop – Foxcity Pretty in Pastels

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This is My Happy Place

Finding Sanctuary

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Sunday!  Ripley and I are taking a quick break from the Valentine’s Hunt over at Justice to show you another of the free prizes from the hunt.  I know I said the Opal Tank was my favorite, but maybe, just maybe, I’ve found a new fave!  I don’t know whether this qualifies as a bathing suit, or lingerie, but the pupster decided it was time to play with his seagull friends, and led me to the shore on Sanctuary Isle…. so a bathing suit it is!

Red Hot

Harley, Valentine’s Hunt prize #8 at the Justice store, is a skimpy, super sexy bathing suit (or piece of lingerie) in a gorgeous crimson hue.  Complete with gleaming silver chain accents, this spicy little number is just right for a day of fun whether inside or out.  Best of all, after just a small investment of time, you can pick it up completely for free!  All you have to do is locate the heart shaped hunt object concealed somewhere in the store.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

After we enjoy the picnic lunch we’ve brought along on our beach getaway, Rip and I plan to return and try to ferret out some more of those elusive hearts.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ 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 Storm
Outfit:  Justice Harley (free prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Sanctuary Isle

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Searching for a Beautiful Heart

In My Heart

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Have you heard about the hunt going on over at the Justice store?  Ripley caught wind of it, and we decided to check it out.  There are 12 hearts hidden around the store priced at just zero linden dollars each.  The pupster and I haven’t yet located all of the hunt items, but the top I am wearing in my photo today is my favorite prize so far!

When in Doubt, Wear Red

The Opal Tank is a cute little number which features super thin spaghetti straps, a satiny sheen and a belt to emphasize your waistline.  A generous hem with softly pleated folds fit perfectly over my capris.  The crimson hue (one of my favorite colors) is just right for Valentine’s day!  The free hunt package, which happens to be prize number 12, contains versions for a number of mesh body types.  For just an investment of time spent hunting in the Justice store, you’ll come away with a vibrant top that I’m sure will become a warmer weather favorite!  The hunt runs until Valentine’s Day, so you have plenty of time to teleport to the shop and do a little sleuthing for yourself.  If you get stumped, you can find hints on the Justice web page, here.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Lasso My Heart for Infinity

What would a Valentine’s Day outfit be without a heart shaped pendant?  I found exactly what I was looking for over at the Grumble store for just 59 Linden dollars.  With a bright red heart dangling from a dark cord decorated with the infinity symbol, this bauble coordinated well with my new top.  If you’d prefer a different color, you can pick up a silver, pink or gold version for just 59 Linden each.  Although it’s just right for V-day, I know I’ll wear this necklace over and over throughout the year.

Back to the Hunt…

Ripley and I are going to head back to Justice and see if we can discover the rest of the elusive hearts scattered throughout the store.  Wish us luck!  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ 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
Necklace:  Grumble Heart Lasso Necklace (59L)
Top:  Justice Opal Tank (free hunt prize in the Justice Valentine’s Hunt – 0L)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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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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