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Replenishing Pixie Powers

Reindeer Princess

Hello Fabulouses!  As Ripley and I were out wandering the grid, my canine pal froze, pricked up his ears, tilted his head, then took off running.  Barely managing to keep him in my field of vision, I trailed behind, wondering what in the world had gotten into the pupster this time.  Out of breath, I finally caught up to Rip at the Pennycat sim, where I found him offering a comforting paw to a downcast pixie.  She and the other magical creatures on the sim explained that the Great Pixie of Winter had been weakened in a battle with the Demon of the Sun.  By collecting snowflakes and returning them to the Pixie of Night Snow, we could help the Great Pixie of Winter to recover all three of her powers.  It seemed a simple enough task, and with the promise of some lovely hunt prizes, Ripley and I set to work collecting snowflakes for the Pixies of Snow Hunt.  In just a short amount of time, we were victorious in our mission, and gathered our hunt prizes.  Two of them are featured in tonight’s post.

Reindeer Princess

My gorgeous crimson and white gown set the theme for the outfit I put together for my photo today.  The Aurora Princess Dress is a free gift from Shanti for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop group.  This stunning strapless dress features a red bodice with contrasting white stitching, and a full paneled, floor length skirt.  In the chilly early winter air, I was grateful for the coordinating wrap draped around my shoulders.   The gift box includes mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL and an alpha layer for classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport to the shop, activate the group tag (50L join fee) and click the vendor.  The generous designer set out other gifts out for group members, too.

Myster Owl

A “Crown” Atop My Head and a New Found Friend

The free prize box from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions awarded at the conclusion of the Pixies of Snow Hunt contained two fun accessories to complete my outfit.  Sitting atop my head, the free Winter Stag Antlers added a touch of whimsy and holiday spirit to my otherwise formal attire.  The pale gray color scheme worked well with the winter white sections of my gown.  Every princess needs a trusted advisor or two, and Mr. Wyse, my free shoulder pet (also from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions)  fit the bill perfectly.  He is just so cute, and is already fast friends with Ripley.  The best part in Ripley’s opinion…. he doesn’t care to munch on Ripley snacks!

More Boxes to Unpack…

I still have more packages to open and hunt prizes to sort through.  It almost looks like Christmas came early to my little homestead.  I think there’s a very good chance Ripley and I will be back soon with another Pixie gift or two.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Tessa

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Hair

Antlers:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Shoulder Owl:  Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (free gift for the Pixies of Snow Hunt – 0L)

Dress:  Shanti Aurora Princess Dress (free gift for members of the Shanti Bohemian Shop Group – 0L/50L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Baja Norte

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Across the Kissing Bridge

Down the Road from the Kissing Bridge

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I traveled to the Holiday Trace sim today, and the “Kissing Bridge” there reminded me of the home of my childhood.  In rural America,  covered bridges are sometimes referred to as “kissing bridges” or “courting bridges” because the roof overhead offered privacy, and the chance to smooch your significant other, which was said to bring good luck.  Since I didn’t have a significant other along with me, I followed a second tradition from my youth:  one childhood friend told me if I held my breath all the way across the bridge, I’d be granted one wish, so of course, that’s what I tried today!

A Wish for a New Dress……Granted!

Shanti granted my bridge-wish with the Festive Unicorn Dress, which is a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.  With a cheery red and white color scheme, this knitted, sleeveless frock features a high collar and rows of white unicorns and hearts.  I just had to smile when I looked at the details in the pattern.  As a girl, I was practically obsessed with horses and unicorns, so it was kind of fitting that the answer to my wish involved these magnificent creatures.  To pick up a copy of this lighthearted gift for yourself, simply journey to Shanti, activate the Teleport Hub Group Tag (10L to join the group), and click the vendor.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh Dress in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars for both the dress and the boots
  • Mesh Tall Boots (not shown in my picture) in XS, S, M, L, XL

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 Tessa

Eyeliner:  Simply Scha Arabic Eyeliner (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills January Mesh Hair

Dress:  Shanti Festive Unicorn Dress (free gift for members of Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Boots:  Bax Coen Designs Prestige 2 Boots Red Leather

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Holiday Trace

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The Art of Avoiding the Mall

Crisp Air and a Cozy Sweater

Well hello there, Fabulouses!  I know it’s prime shopping season, and I really should be starting to gradually cross off items on my family members’ wish lists, but I decided to avoid the crowds at the mall the woods were calling us…. so Ripley and I headed for the grove of birch trees at the edge of the forest.  (True confession time…….this time of year where I am in RL, the snowbirds flock to the stores and I dread, dread, dread trying to park and deal with crowds of shoppers).

All Toasty Warm

Although the air was brisk, I was all cozily bundled up in my white woolen sweater, which is part of the latest free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from Ashmoot Fashion & Beauty.  Over-sized for a comfy fit, the thick yarn shielded me from the early winter wind.  This pullover features a ribbed waistline and soft, realistic folds in the texture.  Also part of the gift set, my rich burgandy mini skirt contrasts beautifully with the creamy hue of my top.  I love the touches of gold in the pattern sprinkled across the background.  Best of all, since the Fab Free group is completely free to join, I picked up this adorable outfit and still kept my holiday shopping budget fully intact!

What’s Included:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Classic (one size available but it includes the alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

I Know, I Know…

It’s just going to get more and more crowded out there the longer I wait to hit the stores.  I think I should follow Love’s example and do all my shopping online.  I do need to pick up the ingredients for Ripley Snacks in time to bake for the big holiday.  I plan to make a double batch so we can leave some out for Santa’s reindeer, too.  We’d better hop in the truck and get a move on!  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 Tessa

Hair:  Truth Hair Elspeth (includes scarf)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Outfit:  Ashmoot Fashion & Beauty A/W Coll Large Sweater and Skirt (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Private Location

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Lost in a Daydream

Daydreaming

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I’m having a lazy start to my morning.  Lounging on a hammock and  listening to the birds singing is so much more fun than grocery shopping.  The local market in my area has this new service where you send them your list, they select your items, and all you have to do is drive to the store.  They meet you in the parking lot and even help load your groceries into your car.  That sure would free up more time for shopping at The Cart Wash….

Savanna

The last time Ripley and I walked through the wash, I couldn’t help but admire the Savanna complete outfit at the Finale Couture display.  For just 50L, I came away with this sexy bustier and sleek leather pants, which show off my every curve.  A beaded leather necklace, a pair of earrings, and gold studded heels (for Maitreya and Slink feet) rounded out my look.  The top and trousers both feature coordinating golden accents such as the gleaming zippers and decorative grommets.  The entire outfit has a funky, casual feel and I decided to play up the Boho vibe by wearing a hairstyle with a golden headband.  The package includes sizes for classic avatars as well as fits for mesh bodies.  You can scoop up this budget friendly complete outfit for yourself down at The Cart Wash, but hurry, the event ends November 1st.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

    • Bustier in Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
    • Pants in Classic Mesh XS, S, M, L, XL and Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
    • Eve
    • Freya
    • Hourglass
    • Maitreya
    • Physique
    • TMP
    • Venus

Here’s a close up picture so you can see the detail in the necklace and bustier: Savanna

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

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Summer

Complete Outfit (including necklace and shoes):  Finale Couture Savanna (50L at The Cart Wash)

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Nowhere Else

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Finally a Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment

Hello Fabulouses!  I’m just sitting here, relishing the peace and tranquility at the Oh Deer sim.  I befriended this adorable tabby, but I’m not sure if he and the pupster will get along.  Speaking of Ripley, he and I found yet another great deal at The Cart Wash Sale this week.  Every time I go back, I discover something new to try.  Good thing for me the event continues on until November 1st!

Double Duty

Over at the Emerald Couture display, you can scoop up this cheery Fanni top for only 10L, which can be worn as a long shirt as I have done in my photo or as a dress.  I really like the flexibility with this top.  A plunging neckline adds a sexy touch.  With its bright crimson hue and scattered flowers,  Fanni has an almost Oriental flair, so I slipped on the Aran Jewelry set from Dressed by Lexi.  For only 10L, you get the necklace and a coordinating pair of earrings.   The silver pendant was the perfect accessory!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • eBody
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Finishing the Look

Since autumn temperatures have rolled in, I opted to pull on a pair of black leggings which also came from the Emerald Couture display.  My EC Satin Leggings hugged my curves and contrasted beautifully with the red color of my top.  These bottoms will work well with a variety of other outfits, so as soon as I saw the price of only 10L, I quickly added them to my inventory.  With fits for many mesh avatars, you’re sure to find an option that works for you.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass (for flat and high feet)
  • Isis
  • Maitreya (for flat and high feet)
  • Physique (for flat and high feet)
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • eBody
  • Venus

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

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Necklace and Earrings:  Dressed by Lexi Aran Jewelry (10L on the Marketplace)

Shirt:  Emerald Couture Fanni Shirt/Dress (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Pants:  Emerald Couture Satin Black Leggings (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Pose:  NorahBrent’s {Vespertine} Cozy Wooden Hideout (located at the Oh Deer sim)

Sim:  Oh Deer

 

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Pretty as Ribbon Candy

Bright and Sweet Like Ribbon Candy

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  While shopping on the Marketplace at the Believe shop, Ripley and I discovered this bright and cheerful fitted dance top for only 10L, and I wanted to quickly share it with you before I head outside to tackle the dreaded y-a-r-d-w-o-r-k before it gets too hot.  Fortunately, the sky is overcast and the high temperature is expected to be only in the nineties … so I’d better take advantage of the respite from heat while I can!

Pastel Stripes

I just love the stripes of color on this cropped shirt!  The pattern reminds me of the ribbon candy my mother used to get during the holidays.  With a playful, asymmetrical hem line, slender shoulder straps and pastel colors, this little number is just so happy and fun!  The fitted mesh top comes in XS – M and L sizes, and includes an alpha layer for classic avatars.  By adjusting the alpha layer of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to get a perfect fit.  Although I bought it a couple of days ago, the shirt description says the price is only for 24 hours, so if you’d like to scoop up this bargain for yourself, I’d suggest doing so quickly.

The pupster and I are off to pull weeds and pick up seed pods – oh the ever-fun life of a blogger!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Necklace:  Cae Serena

Top:  Believe Dance Fitted Top – Lines (10L on the Marketplace)

Shorts:  Blueberry Lola Denim Shorts

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey (sim is open to group access only)

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Daydreaming on a Sunday Afternoon

Daydream Believer

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I continued along the Women Only Hunt 3 path and discovered another free Fabulous Find to share with you.   The coconut at Envious contains the sassy BabyMetal bra, panties (not shown in my picture), and cropped top.  With a rich, red, satiny texture, the knotted over shirt contrasts beautifully with the dark undergarment, which has a sprinkling of silver crosses and skulls, giving it a slightly Goth air.  The panties, bra and top can be worn all together, or on an individual basis, making this hunt gift a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

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 (Aiko)

Hair: Tableau Vivant Summer Hairplay Chinook (75L per play – available at The Arcade)

Top: Envious BabyMetal (free hunt gift for Women Only Hunt 3 – hunt runs until June 24th)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris

Pose:  (part of the tire swing at the sim)

Sim:  Garden of Absentia
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