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Les Jolie Fleurs

Antiquing With My Pal

Hello Fabulouses!  While out looking for antiques, Ripley and I stumbled across a new-to-us shop called FAFA.  As I wandered through the store, drinking in all the vibrant hues and tribal prints, the pupster did what he does best……..he sniffed out a free gift.  All I had to do  was switch to my SL Frees and Offers group tag, tap the vendor, and I took home a sweet new tank top – all for zero linden dollars!

Il y a Des Fleurs

That’s about the extent of the French I still remember from high school, but the heading really seemed to fit this gift.  Featuring delicate blossoms and greenery scattered across a cream colored background, the Fleur Tank is *almost* long enough to double as a short dress.  With the right pair of leggings or tights, you could definitely pull off a dressier look, but I opted to don on a pair of beige pants for a more casual outfit.   Where I live in RL, it’s still plenty warm enough for tank tops (still in the triple digits here), and one of the best things in SL is you can wear whatever you please and still be comfy and cozy, so this top made a welcome addition to my wardrobe.  I bet it will to yours, as well.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, we still haven’t discovered just the right piece of furniture for the corner of the great room, so Rip and I are off to do some more antiquing.  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 Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Misha Hair
Top:  FAFA Fleur Tank (free gift for SL F&O Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pants:  Blueberry Grace Pants
Sandals:  Fri.day Annette Sandals (store reorganizing – sandals not available at the moment – sorry)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Cambron

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A Midnight Treat

Vertigo

Hello Fabulouses!  Yesterday when the pupster and I were on one of our jaunts around the grid, we happened to stop in the Vertigo Design mainstore.  Ripley led me upstairs right over to the Midnight Mania boards lined up on the wall.  This gorgeous Glinda gown caught my eye, so I crossed my fingers, then gave the board a quick slap.  When I logged in tonight after work, I was thrilled to see an inventory offer pop up on my screen.

Simply Bewitching

With its curve hugging style that widens at the hem, plunging neckline and criss-cross straps in the back, Glinda will have you ready for an evening out on the town.  A whimsical, glittering spider web design makes the gown ideal for more formal Halloween get togethers.  It’s not showing in my picture, but the left side of the dress features a daring thigh-to-hem slit to help you show off your legs.  Best of all, you can “splurge” on this gown and still have plenty of Linden Dollars left in the budget for goodies for October’s Trick or Treaters because you can pick it up entirely for free.  Simply head to the shop and give the Midnight Mania board a tap -there’s no group required.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

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 Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa
Dress:  Vertigo Design Glinda Gown (free Midnight Mania prize – no group necessary – 0L)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Tempura Island

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Let It Be Autumn

Let It Be

Hello Fabulous Readers, and happy Sunday evening to you.  Ripley is already curled up snoozing on his dog bed, but before I let this weekend draw to a close, I wanted to pop in with a quick post to share a super cute dress with you that I picked up as a free group gift.  I’m not sure how long it will be set out, so if you like it as much as I do, I’d suggest a quick teleport over to The Makeover Room so you can pick it up for yourself before it’s too late.

Feeling a Bit Blue?

The Let It Be dress from Entice hugs all your curves and features a cute little slit in the hem, three quarter length sleeves, and quirky silver spikes on the neckline.  I really like the realistic texture of the fabric, which shows some wrinkles and the weave of the fibers.  I am wearing the Navy option, but if you prefer a sky blue hue or a print with blue hearts, those dresses are also tucked inside the gift box for you.  The package includes classic mesh as well as versions for popular mesh bodies, but no alpha layer.  To scoop up this beauty for yourself, you need to be a member of The Makeover Room group, but it costs nothing to join, so you’ll get not one, but three dresses, all for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya
  • TMP

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Opale Hair Store Misha Hair
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Dress:  Entice Let It Be (free gift for members of The Makeover Room Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Somewhere in Springfield Wood

Strolling in Springfield Wood

Hello Fabulous Readers!  After a long week at work, I’m looking forward to a couple of days off with my pal.  As soon as I logged in to SL, I slipped into this comfy outfit, and we teleported over to Springfield Wood to decompress and take in the beautiful scenery.  Aren’t the wildflowers in this meadow gorgeous?

Just Right for Friday Casual

My Laura Outfit today is the latest free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from MOoH!.  With its frayed capris and striped top, it was perfect for our stroll through the sim.  I really liked the way the soft shade of blue in the striped top coordinated with the worn denim pants, but if blue is not your color, the generous designer included a HUD with three other color choices – gray, pink and red.  The open top is fastened with two buttons in front and features half length sleeves and a stand up collar.  Since the package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, I’m sure you’ll find just the right size for you.  You can mix and match these separates with items in your inventory for added versatility.  Best of all, this set is completely free.  All you need to do is activate your Fab Free Group tag, teleport over to the shop and click the vendor.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes separate alpha layer for top and capris)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

While I was typing up this post, Ripley spotted a squirrel frolicking nearby and trotted over to investigate.  Apparently, Mr. Squirrel was not in the mood for company and scrambled up a tree.  Now the pupster is parked at the base of the pine, barking and whining.  I think I’d better go intervene so the woodland creature can get back to gathering stores for the coming winter.  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 Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Jacica
Necklace:  EVICA Glitter Glass Necklace (50L on the Marketplace)
Top and Capris:  MOoH! Laura Outfit (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sneakers:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Low
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Springfield Wood

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A Lucky Autumn Jewel

Autumn Jewel Tones

Hello Fabulous Readers!  The other day, Ripley and I were picking up items at a weekend sale over at Siss Boom, and I noticed two Lucky Boards on the wall.  They featured gorgeous cowl neck cropped sweaters in autumn shades.  Of course, with my canine good luck charm by my side, all I had to do was spend a bit of time waiting, then I scurried on home to try out my new sweaters.

As Pretty As the Changing Leaves

Isn’t this dark jewel tone lovely?  The gift box included fits for various mesh body styles and also a fit mesh version for classic avatars, but there was no alpha layer.  I went back to the pre-mesh Kat and the fit mesh worked just fine on my old shape.  I absolutely adore the rich hues in this cropped sweater; they are ideal for fall weather.  The intricate pattern is just so eye-catching!  You do have to be a member of the Siss Boom group to be able to win the free prizes from the Lucky Boards, but there are a ton of group gifts on the wall that you can pick up as well, so your 500L join fee will bring you some fantastic outfits.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh (no alpha layer included, but I didn’t need it for my non-mesh body)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Ripley and I are off for our evening walk.  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 Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  White River Co. NTS Hair (includes hat)
Top:  Siss Boom Fall Short Dark Jewel (free group Lucky Board Prize – 0L/500L to join)
Pose:  Tuty Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Autumn Trace

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‘Tis the North Wind that Lashes Men Into Vikings

Into the Woods

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are popping in really quickly to share a free gift for the guys that Kat spotted when she was looking for prizes in the Country Music Life Hunt.  If you are into role play, this outfit will be right up your alley!  I really like the layered look of the Igor Viking Theme Costume.  The package includes everything you see from my rugged tunic and long sleeved undershirt right down to my brown leather boots.  Also tucked inside is a braided Viking hairstyle and full beard, but I opted not to wear them for my photo.  Although there was no version specifically made for mesh bodies, I was able to get a good fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza Jake body.  I did have to make use of the Igor mesh hands, which come with the gift because no matter what I tried, I could not get the hands with my body to work right.  They looked pretty natural, though, as you can probably tell from my picture.

What’s Inside the Box:

  • Outfit for Classic Avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Igor Boots in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Resizable Viking Hair (not shown in photo)
  • Resizable Viking Beard (not shown in photo)
  • Igor Hands – left and right

To pick up this fantastic period costume, just head on over to the men’s section upstairs at Brii Underground, activate your Brii Underground Wear group tag (it costs 200L to join), and click the vendor.  I’m off to look for a sturdy longship to sail so Ripley and I can explore foreign lands.  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
Hair:  Vango Aaron
Outfit:  Brii Underground Igor Viking Theme Costume (free gift for members of Brii Underground Wear group – 0L/200L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Exposes
Sim:  Merlin

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The Evening Just Got Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a terrific Monday.  Last night, Ripley and I had quite an adventure over on the Baja Norte sim.   We were strolling along a forest path, me taking in the peaceful bird songs, and the pupster happily sniffing the trails of woodland creatures, when out of nowhere, this large white rabbit raced past, muttering something about being late.  Of course, Rip couldn’t resist temptation, and the race was on, with me trailing behind in my high heels and gown, hollering at my naughty pup, “STOP! STOP! Come back!!”  Did he listen?  Nope!  When I finally caught up to him, he lay panting on the ground next to a giant stack of storybooks.  The white rabbit that started it all?  Gone!

Ready for Wonderland

The evening had been off to an unusual start, but at least I looked like a fairy tale character myself in my lovely new gown from Virtue.  I picked it up completely for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With an off the shoulder design accented with soft pink trim, the Angel Dress will have you ready for date night, a formal dance or a trip to a fantasy land far away.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the darker pink fabric is enhanced with sparkly golden accents.  This frock is just so elegant!  Its waistline drapes beautifully around the body, and its skirt falls gracefully to a comfortably wide hemline, where it barely whisks above the ground.  The gift package contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh bodies, so I’m sure you’ll find a fit for yourself.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L and Vol (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • O. Classic
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I’m hoping once Ripley catches his breath, he’ll realize it’s pointless to wait for that old rabbit to reappear, and we’ll be able to head home.  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 Zoya
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Jewelry Set
Gown:  Virtue Angel Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Baja Norte

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A Take it Easy Kinda Day

A Take It Easy Kinda Day

Hello Fabulous Readers!  What better way is there to spend a day than curled up alongside the beach?  Although Ripley couldn’t manage to climb up onto this platform with me, he also had a great time today, chasing gulls up and down the shoreline, barking, and digging in the sand.  It’s back to the grindstone for me tomorrow, but for right now, I just want to relax and listen to the waves lapping the shore.  Thank you, Three Day Weekend!

Cute and Casual

I found the right outfit for my “take it easy kinda day” over at Artizana.  The other day, I blogged about an elegant two piece dress that you can pick up for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  If you missed it, here’s the link.  While I was in the shop, I took a look at the other group gifts the generous designer has set out, and couldn’t help but admire the Terike VIII.  With its rich purple hue with lilac accents, and fun harem pants style, I knew I just had to scoop it up.  I love the cropped halter style top, and the way it allows the summer breeze to caress my skin.  I quickly changed my tag to the Third Life Group and tapped the vendor to pick up my free reward.   The group has a 10 Linden dollars join fee, but group members have access to a plethora of free gifts around the grid.  You do need to pay the vendor one Linden dollar to have the gift delivered to you, but it is instantly refunded.  The package includes versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars, so I’m sure you’ll find the perfect fit for you!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Halter Top in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Mesh Harem Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I hope you had a wonderful Monday and look forward to sharing another Fabulous Find with you soon.  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 (in store gacha – 75L)
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne
Hair Beads:  EarthStones Jewelry Hemp Hair Beads
Halter Top:  Artizana Terike VIII (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Harem Pants:  Artizana Terike VIII (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Bangles:  EarthStones Jewelry Tarnished Gypsy Bangles
Pose:  Driftwood II (on the sim)
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Beautiful Blue

I'm So Blue

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post today to share an elegant outfit that you can pick up for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It looks like a one piece dress, but it’s actually a separate skirt and top, so it has the added plus of being able to mix and match with other wardrobe components.

Blue is Definitely Your Color

Featuring a subtle geometric print atop a royal blue background, the Yira outfit hugs all your curves.  With the arrival of September, cooler temperatures are not far off, so having three quarter sleeves and a maxi skirt length will come in handy, for sure.  I really like the subtle sheen of the fabric and the way the skirt widens below the knee so it is easy to move about freely.  Although Yira offers plenty of coverage, she also provides a sexy peek at your tummy with her cropped top.  The package includes fits for a variety of mesh bodies.  The best part?  You can scoop up this lovely blue concoction completely for free.  Simply don your Fab Free group tag, teleport to the Artizana shop, and pay the vendor 1 Linden (which is immediately refunded).  Easy peasy!

It’s a three day weekend, here in the US, and I’m really looking forward to having some extra time to explore SL and seek out some new, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with our favorite readers.  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 (75L in store gacha)
Hair:  Argrace Karin
Top:  Artizana Yira (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Skirt:  Artizana Yira (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Itty Bitty Boop
Sim:  Ravenworld, Merlin

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Ready for Fall

Ready for Fall

Hello Fabulous Readers!  With weeks now of high temperatures soaring well over 100 degrees where we live in RL, the pupster and I are certainly ready for fall.  Sadly, we are realistically looking at high temperatures around 100 degrees into October here, so it’s a good thing Rip and I can catch a bit of autumn in SL.  I found just the outfit to help me celebrate cooler temperatures over at the Cart Sale at The Wash.

Layers are the Way to Go

When those crisp mornings arrive, I’ve found the best way to deal with fluctuating temperatures is to dress in layers, and it’s “mission accomplished” with the Russ Outfit from Emerald Couture.  I really like the way the soft green t shirt coordinates with the plaid of the over shirt.  Dark grayish green cargo shorts round out the look.  I just love all the extra storage space in the large pockets in these pants!  Well worn seams and realistic folds contribute to the comfy feel of the outfit.  Although I couldn’t get them to work with my mesh body, a pair of brown and green sneakers for classic as well as Slink feet are included.  The outfit includes only versions for classic bodies, but I was able to get just the right fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza Jake body.  The best part was the whole shebang cost just 10 Linden dollars at the Emerald Couture cart!

Sizes Included:

  • Two versions of fit mesh shorts plus classic mesh in S, M, L
  • Classic mesh shirt in XS, S, M, XL
  • Shoes for classic as well as Slink feet
  • Alpha layer for shorts and shirt

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Emerald Couture Russ Outfit Brown and Green (10L at the Cart Sale at The Wash)
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  InDiGo Poses
Sim:  Missing Melody

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