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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee and Gossip

I needed a little “caffeine therapy” on this rainy (in RL) Monday morning, and I managed to grab Sheidey¬†to join me for some lattes and girl talk. I was so happy to see that spring had sprung at of my favorite SL spots, the Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe.

After gossiping about which hunts had the best gifts, and whether we thought Carson looked better in his Signature or Adam body, I had the nifty idea of snapping a selfie to share on IG. This must have been the laggiest day in SL EVER because what I thought would be a quick pic wound up taking about 20 minutes. Poor Sheidey was so sweet and patient while I fiddled with my slow-moving graphics settings, eventually taking about 3 photos before I crashed and gave up. But I definitely think this one is a keeper! ūüėÄ

Make Mine a Venti

Sheidey and I had plenty of Lindens to spend on large, expensive coffee drinks because we had saved so much on our fabulously free outfits! We’re both wearing the latest group gifts from Hilly Haalan: Sheidey in the red Evelyn Dress, and me in the pink¬†Almila Belted Dress. Both dresses include matching shoes.

Sizes for the Almila Belted Dress include:

  • Fitmesh for Classic Avatars
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Shoes for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink feet

Sizes for the Evelyn Dress include:

  • Standard mesh XXS-L with alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project (TMP)
  • Shoes for Maitreya, Slink, and TMP feet

The Hilly Haalan group is free to join. You can find these dresses in the group notices and at the in-world store (along with LOTS of other gifts). ūüôā

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Serena is wearing (left)…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Modish Leta (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Juicy Drop BENTO Applier (exclusive for February Powder Pack)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Char (group gift / originally blogged by Love)
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Color Mixing Pearl Necklaces
Manicure: Hello Dave Lunachick (group gift / 59L to join)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Almila Belted Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Pose: Moccino Selfie Friends (65L includes props)
Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe 

Sheidey is wearing (right)…

Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair: DP YUMYUM*86
Eyes: Mesange Athena (free gift)
Dress/Shoes: Hilly Haalan Evelyn Dress & Millie Plastix Shoes (group gift / free to join)
Manicure: Koffin Nails Hypnotic Hearts (XOXO Hunt gift / blogged here by Sheidey)
Hands/Feet: Slink

 

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Wrapped in a Warm Glow

Embrace Your Inner Orange
Hello Fabulouses! Feeling quite lucky after our last two finds in Brii Underground’s 1L Surf Girl Hunt, Ripley and I returned once more to see what else we could uncover. Thanks to the pupster’s talented nose, we came away with yet another complete outfit. Big grin!

Orange is the Happiest Color

Inside the clam shell, I discovered the bright, cheerful Lina outfit.  With a handkerchief-style, sleeveless crop top and shorts in the same vibrant pattern, this jaunty outfit is sure to leave you with lighthearted spirits and a bounce in your step.  Coordinating sandals for slink flat feet in a matching orange tone complete the look.  I love the batik print and found this ensemble perfect for a day of fun in the sun.  One added plus is that the appliers for the top and shorts are separate, which allows for the possibility of mixing and matching to create additional combinations.

Orange is the Happiest Color

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh shorts and top appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Fitmesh top and shorts for classic avatars in XS – XL
  • Mesh top and shorts for classic avatars in XS – XL
  • Alpha Layers for classic avatars
  • Sandals for flat feet in a perfectly coordinating shade

Still Plenty of Time

The Surf Girl Hunt at Brii Underground runs through February 28th, so you still have have plenty of time to scoop up¬†some complete outfits for yourself for only 1L each. ¬†All the prizes Ripley and I ferreted out in this hunt were fabulous, and the shells were really not that difficult to locate. ¬†I highly encourage you to head on over to Brii Underground and do some sleuthing yourself. ¬† You won’t be disappointed! ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Eyeliner: Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35L on the Marketplace)

Hair:  Magika Amuse Me

Necklace:  FuLo Jonquil Drop Necklace

Bracelet:  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver/Flame

Outfit:  Brii Underground Lina Spring Beach Style Complete Outfit (1L Surf Girl Hunt Prize Рhunt runs through February 28th)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Poses: (reclining) Bounce This Poses

(standing) an lar Poses

Sim:  private location
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The Road to My Heart

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Hello Fabulouses! ¬†It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is only nine days away. ¬†So much has gone on in my real life the past couple of months, it seems like the last time I looked at my calendar, it was the beginning of December, and now it’s almost the second week of February! ¬†Lucky for me, I already have a special Valentine who is always by my side. ¬†The road to this girl’s heart is paved with paw prints, specifically, my pal Ripley’s.

Just in Time for the Holday

With my free jumper from AnaSTyle, I am all set for V-day with plenty of lindens left to splurge on Ripley snacks for my sweetheart. ¬†This darling, satiny red outfit has slender straps, golden hearts, and delicate lace trim. ¬†I really like the gathered fabric at the waistline and how it emphasizes the curve of my figure. ¬† A gift for members of the Second Life Frees and Offers group, this package includes my entire outfit, not just the clothing.¬† My heart choker, shiny silver earrings, bracelet, hand held heart, and red heels for slink high feet are tucked inside the box as well. ¬†There are so many items included in this one gift! ¬†I love it when I can get a complete outfit in one fell swoop! To pick up this Valentine’s Day ensemble for yourself, just teleport over the AnaSTyle, switch to the SLF&O tag, and click the gift sign. ¬†The group is free to join, and the gift is available to you for no charge as well.

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What’s Included:

  • Romper with lace in XS, S, M, L, XL Fitmesh sizes
  • Alpha layer for romper
  • Appliers for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies
  • Slink high sandals
  • Heart bracelet
  • Heart earrings
  • Heart choker
  • Valentine’s heart to hold

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love! ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick: ¬†Izzie’s Lipstick Applier for Catwa Mesh Head Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Truth Sugar

Complete Outfit (including jumper, heart, jewelry and shoes) AnaSTyle Valentine’s Day (free gift for Second Life Frees and Offers group – oL/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Whimberly
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When Things Go Bump in the Night

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Thump! ¬†Bang! ¬†Clatter! ¬†The hair rose on Ripley’s hackles as the eerie noises crashed towards us on the evening air. ¬†A deep growl began low in his throat, and his eyes focused on the back yard door. ¬†My heart pounding, I grabbed a lantern (since I was in a medieval-style role play gown, a flashlight was out of the question) and, with a pounding heart, I made my way into the darkness of the yard, my steadfast protector by my side.

Brave Beatrice at Your Service

Now, what I was going to do when I met the maker of the noises, I hadn’t the faintest idea, but it seemed to me I just had to investigate. ¬†At least I was elegantly dressed in my free Beatrice gown from AnaSTyle. ¬† Featuring puffed sleeves, a laced bodice, and a delicately embroidered long skirt, this beautiful formal frock is perfect for role playing or just strolling around looking lovely. ¬†The rich, red fabric and deep golden accents provided a vivid contrast to the white top. ¬†I’ve been attempting for a week now to win one of the Mini Mania Prizes at AnaSTyle, and also claiming as many of the Lucky Board prizes as I can. ¬†While waiting for that elusive “K” to appear, I cammed around the shop, and spotted a Guess and Win game board. ¬†The lovely Beatrice gown is one of its many rotating prizes. ¬†All I had to do to capture this exquisite dress was to don my AnaSTyle group tag, and click tiles until I made a matching pair. ¬†The AnaSTyle group has a 50L join fee, but with all of the gifts, Mini Manias, Midnight Manias, group-only lucky boards, and game prizes up for grabs, it’s a worthwhile investment!

When You Hear Bumps in the Night 1

What’s Included

  • Mesh Dress in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Necklace
  • Belt (not shown)
  • Keys (not shown)
  • Coordinating shoes (not shown)

The Mystery Solved…

As I held my lantern up high to illuminate the yard, I caught a glimpse of our nocturnal visitor.  Two glowing eyes stared worriedly back at me, while their hungry owner debated continuing to scavenge in the trash bin, or dashing off in a mad scramble.  After a warning rumble from my fierce watchdog, the raccoon quickly decided on the latter, and made a hasty exit to the nearby woods.  Breathing a sigh of relief, and making a vow to set out an extra bowl of food for our ravenous neighbor, I headed back inside with Ripley.

Here’s hoping you have a peaceful, safe evening wherever you are, Fabulous Readers. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Hair:  Truth Miriam

Eyeliner: Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick Applier: ¬†Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Dress:  AnaSTyle Beatrice Red (free Guess and Win Prize for AnaSTyle group members 0L/50L to join)

Necklace:  AnaSTyle Beatrice Red (included with dress)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Raindale

Sim:  Bella Pace

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

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Happy Saturday,¬†Fabulouses! ¬†“Not all those who wander are lost.” ¬†One of my favorite quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien, which lends itself well to today’s post.¬† The wanderlust bug bit Ripley and I today. ¬†We decided to hit the road in this retro VW bus. ¬†When we reached The Yorkshire Dales sim, we pulled over¬†to camp for the night in our vintage vehicle. ¬†While I lounged in comfort, daydreaming about our adventures to come, Rip cavorted across the grassy meadow, sniffing out bunny trails.

A Passion for Purple

Along our journey, the pup and I had pulled up outside the Petry Model¬†Store, and meandered through the boutique¬†to peruse the inventory. ¬† When I saw the collection of group gifts on the wall, I quickly joined the free Petry Model Store group, and started shopping. ¬†This lovely violet-hued dress was the first free group gift to catch my eye. ¬†As you could probably tell from the hue¬†of my blog post headings, purple is one of my favorite colors. ¬†As soon as I saw this mini, I knew it was my next outfit to blog. ¬†From the front, it appears as though the dress provides solid coverage (which it does in all the right areas), but the side and back views offer a sexy peek of skin. ¬†It features a plunging v-neck, sash at the waist, and a slightly gathered skirt with an asymmetrical hemline. ¬†Before I detail the contents of the gift package, here’s a full, front view picture:

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What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza applier for the dress
  • Optional Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega sock applier (not shown in my pictures)

Finishing Touches

To accessorize my look, I slipped on an amethyst pendant from Elemental Earth Designs, which I found on the Marketplace for only 50L.  Its teardrop shaped, sculpted gem is a perfect match for the color of my dress, and the price was right up my alley, too.  The simple styling of the pendant along with its leather cord, provided just the right amount of sparkle while still allowing my dress to shine on center stage.

Time to Rescue the Bunnies

I think it’s time to reign in the pupster, and give the bunnies some well deserved peace and quiet. ¬†After relaxing next to the campfire with a cold beverage for me, and a refreshing bowl of water for the rascally rabbit chaser, we’ll hopefully spot a shooting star to wish on before we call it a night. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Dusk

Hair:  Magika Dreamy

Necklace:  Elemental Earth Designs Tun Amethyst Teardrop Necklace (50L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Petry Model Store Group Gift Dress (free gift for the Petry Model Store Group Р0L/0L to join)

Panties:  Eleganzia Micro Panties Maitreya

Shoes:  ILLI Slink Isabel MID Sandals

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (standing) Apple Spice Poses

(laying) The Cuddle Camper (located on the sim – see below)

Sim:  The Yorkshire Dales
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Free as a Bird (or Two)

Be Kind. Even on Your Bad Days

Well, hello there Fabulouses! ¬†On this cool, gray day, Ripley and I set out to explore the Whimberly sim, and we met up with some old friends we had first encountered waddling up a ramp into their washtub pond {HERE} over on the Painter’s Link sim. ¬†As you can see, they are all grown up now, and have migrated to a home of their own away from Mama and Papa.

A Thick, Knitted Sweater to Ward off the Chill

Even though it was a brisk cloudy day, I stayed cozy and warm throughout my visit with Cali¬†and Abigail, thanks to my free sweater from Luziefee. ¬†My Tula knitted shirt is the latest gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members from designer Luzie Cheng of Luziefee. ¬†I discovered three versions¬†tucked inside the package – red, blue, and ¬†green. ¬†Since its¬†bands of cool colors¬†reminded me of the beach glass I used to collect as a child,¬†I opted to wear the green sweater for my photo. Each color pack comes in a variety of sizes from XXS to L, so you are sure to find just the right fit for your avatar. ¬†The texture of the chunky knitting is quite realistic looking! ¬†Also included in the present is a Nail HUD so you can apply perfectly matching striped polish to your fingertips if you so desire. ¬†Sadly, I didn’t notice the polish until after I had snapped my photo. ¬†To add Tula to your sweater collection, simply switch over to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, pop on over to Luziefee, and click the gift board. ¬†It’s easy and completely free!

Glitter Glass

Ripley must have known I was in a beach glass state of mind, because he approached me with the Powder Blue Glitter Glass Necklace from Evica dangling from his mouth.  He nudged my leg and offered me his Fabulous Find.  As you may already know, my boy has a nose for bargain-priced fashion finds, and today was no exception.  He had discovered this gorgeous piece of jewelry on the Marketplace for a mere 50L.  After slipping the bauble around my neck, I rewarded the pup with his favorite Ripley snack, and we shared a celebratory high-five.

Complete the Look

The other day, when I logged on, I was happy to see an offline IM that had been left by Fabulous Reader, Rowan Carroll, telling me about a nail art shop I had never been to before called The Odd Eyed Cat. ¬†As soon as I read the words “the entire store of appliers is under 75L,” I teleported so quickly Ripley almost couldn’t track me down! ¬†There is an adorable pink, red and black striped Gillian polish on the wall for only 1L (definitely scooped that one up!) and tons of other color combinations for either Maitreya or Slink nails throughout the store. ¬†When I spotted the Tabitha Nail Applicator in Neutral Blankes, I was entranced by its metallic, gleaming finish. ¬†The blue tone was a lovely match for my sea glass sweater. ¬†I only spent 59L for 12 hues of polish in this one package. ¬†It was a great deal! ¬†Thank you for the tip, Rowan! ūüôā

Off to Face the Middle of the Week…

I’m so glad that tomorrow is Wednesday, and the weekend will coast ever closer after that. ¬†This week has already seemed extra-long to me, even though it’s only Tuesday! ¬†I’m looking forward to a couple of days off. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping, my friends!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing …

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat

Necklace:  Evica Glitter Glass Necklace РPowder Blue (50L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Luziefee Tula Knitted Shirt (free group gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Jeans:  Firelight Creations Nixie Jeans

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish Applier:  The Odd Eyed Cat Neutral Blankes (59L)

Shoes:  ROC Suede Fringed Boots

Pose: ¬†Luane’s World

Sim:  Whimberly

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Now is the Time….

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses! ¬†I have quick, time sensitive post to share with you today featuring a free group gift. ¬†The group is free to join only until January 31st, so don’t delay if you would like to scoop up this lovely gift for free.

While Rip and I wandered about SL, a group notice popped up on my screen announcing the latest group gift from MMC Store.  As soon as I opened the texture included in the notice, and had a peek at the Celline dress, I knew she was destined for my inventory.  Quick as a wink, I teleported over to the shop, joined the group, and scooped up Celline, as well as the 5 other group gifts featured on the wall just inside the door.

Little.  Black.  Dress.

Every girl needs a slinky, black dress and this little number is just about as perfect as you can get. ¬†With a daring neckline, sexy cut out, satiny fabric, and darling ties in the back, Celline hugs your curves in all the right places. ¬† Simple enough to wear to work, yet easily¬†accessorized and glammed up for an evening date, this dress is a valuable addition to your SL closet. ¬†The 16-texture HUD included with the gift opens up a wide range of possibilities beyond merely a black dress. ¬†As of January 29th, the group is free to join, and the dress is one of six free group gifts available to members. ¬†As I stated earlier, the free join is for a limited time only, so if you have a hankering for this frock, I’d suggest you pop on over to the MMC Store right away. ¬†After the 31st, the join fee will increase to 50L. ¬†Even at that price, this dress is well worth the fee!

What’s Included

  • Fitted Mesh for Classic Avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for Classic Avatars
  • Appliers for Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Eve (Pulpy, Slim), Maitreya, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), The Mesh Project, and Tonic (Curvy,Fine)
  • Color change HUD packed with 16 textures

That’s it for now, my friends. ¬†I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick: ¬†Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop

Dress:  MMC Store Celline Dress (free group gift to MMC Store Group Members 0L/0L to join until January 31st Рafter 1/31 the join fee is 50L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heels (99L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish:  ZOZ Rubber

Pose:  Bounce This Poses

Sim: ¬†Petit Chat Moumou’s Square
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Hope

Hope is the Thing With Feathers

Hello Fabulouses!  With a smattering of days left in January, Ripley and I decided to dust off his tracking harness, and try our luck at rounding up a few hunt prizes to share with you.   After reading about the Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 in Edi’s posts {HERE} and {HERE}, we opted to put the pupster’s nose to the test over at Firelight Creations first.

What’s at the Center of that Lollipop?

The Cute and Curvy Hunt 2 icon, a lollipop, was indeed cleverly hidden in the Firelight Creations store.  It took some dedication, circling around and around the shop, and searching high and low. I had almost given up in frustration, when Rip gave a sudden tug to the leash, yanked it out of my hand, and bolted off. A mad scramble followed with me trying to keep pace with his flying paws.  I caught up with him as he sat and stared intently at the prize location.  After purchasing the hunt gift for just one little Linden dollar, we teleported home to examine our bounty.  Tucked inside the package, I happily discovered the Nixie Denim Set, a versatile collection of jeans in various lengths from shorts to the full pant style I chose to wear for our photo.  The dark denim jeans are perfect for a casual hike through the woods as Ripley and I chose to do, or they can be glammed up… it all depends on how you accessorize them.  I really liked the realistic denim hue, and the details of the stitching and rivets.  If you’d like to claim this wonderful collection of jeans for yourself, head on over to Firelight Creations before the hunt ends on January 31st.

What’s Included

  • three lengths of jeans, each in distressed and traditional denim textures
  • pants for classic avatars
  • appliers for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink

Here’s the vendor picture so you can see all the trousers that are included in this prize pack:
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Perfect Plaid Poncho

With the chilly winter temperatures, I wanted a warm and cozy top to wear as Rip and I explored the picturesque Winter Trace sim, and the Outlet Marketplace Hunt prize from AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS was ideal.  Thick and comfortable, with a cheery pink, red,  and burgandy plaid pattern, this poncho wrapped me in stylish comfort.  It buttons on the side of the neck and is long enough to ensure my tummy is shielded from any winter breezes traipsing around.  From the hunt prize picture, it looks like the texture of the poncho can be modified, but since I love red, I opted to keep it in its original form.  Also included in the prize package is a long sleeve dress, but I chose to don only the cape.  One nice thing about this hunt is Ripley and I didn’t have to circle around, hunting through a physical store.  All we had to do was peruse the AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS Marketplace shop.  It didn’t take long at all to locate the hunt gift, add it to my cart, and check out for a grand total of 10L well-spent.  If you’d like to scoop up this poncho for yourself, don’t delay, as the Outlet Marketplace Hunt ends January 30th.

Hope is a Thing With Feathers

As Rip and I strolled along, exploring Winter Trace, this darling little feathered friend alighted on my outstretched hand.  Its cheerful presence made me think of the Emily Dickinson poem “Hope is a Thing With Feathers.”  I paused, listened to his cheerful song, then snapped this photo before the little guy fluttered on his way.  Our hearts lighter after our avian encounter, Rip and I headed home.  My wish for you, my friends, is that hope fills your hearts today.  Until my next post, happy shopping!  Just for fun, here is a link to the famous poem set to music and beautifully sung.

~ Kat (and Ripley) 

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Heads (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier AIKO

Hair:  Truth Karlie (100L on sale on the Marketplace)

Poncho:  AmAzinNg CrEaTiOns Dress and Coat (Outlet Marketplace Hunt Prize 10L – hunt ends January 30th – look carefully through the store)

Jeans:  Firelight Creations Nixie Jeans (Cute and Curvy Hunt Prize 1L)

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Nail Polish:  ZOZ Rubber

Pose:  Le Poppycock (Thank you, Love!)

Sim:  Winter Trace
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Echoes of Summer

Echoes of Summer

Hello Fabulouses!  Although it was a manic Monday in some parts of the world, I still enjoyed the balmy weather on my impromptu getaway.   The soft lap of waves, the cries of gulls, and the golden glow of a lovely sunset filled the air as Ripley and I explored the Salt Water sim.

Strapless Summery Fashion

Before heading out with the pup, I slipped on the Salin dress, which is the latest free gift for Fab Free group members from Ecko.  I love the fit of this strapless frock, and the way the hemline is slightly longer in the back than in the front.  Featuring a silvery gray and black pattern, this dress is perfect for a casual stroll or a day of shopping.  I chose to leave my shoulders bare, but I could see draping on a lovely necklace or even a shawl to add an additional touch of flair.  To scoop up Salin for your very own, simply swap over to your Fab Free Group tag, teleport to Ecko, then tap the gift board.  You will come away with a super cute, free summer dress.  Happy times!

What’s Included

  • Standard Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

A Little Touch of Bling

To add a bit of elegance, I embellished my outfit with a pair of dangling silver Shaka earrings that I discovered for 70% off at Mandala’s Marketplace store. ¬†The detail and workmanship the designer invested while crafting these jewels is impressive. ¬†With a texture that readily complemented my dress, these earrings added just the right touch of movement and sparkle. ¬†I have always loved Mandala jewelry, and discovering the continued 70% off sale on certain items at the Marketplace store was enough to bring a smile to my face.

The Dreaded Return to the Grind

All too quickly, my escape with Rip will end. ¬†I’d better savor these last few moments of serenity before we have to face Jack Frost’s chilly presence once more. ¬†I hope you will be able to utilize the magic of SL to experience a bit of warmth and sunshine if you long for an echo of summer like I did. ¬†Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick: ¬†Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier AIKO

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Earrings:  Mandala Shaka Earring (47L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Dress:  Ecko Salin Dress (free gift for Fab Free Group 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  Cero Style Valen Heels

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish Applier:  Over the Moon Slink Finger and Toenails (free 0L on the Marketplace for each)

Pose:  Purple Poses

Sim:  Salt Water
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Going dotty

Going dotty

Help! The weather’s been so dotty lately.

I don’t know what’s going on but the weather’s been acting kinda strange recently. Not so strange that it’s raining literal cats and dogs (thankfully) but it seems as if it can’t make up its mind most of the time. Some days the sky is heavy with dark clouds while on others it’s surprisingly sunny for this time of year and on other days things can flip between the two at the drop of a dime. I just can’t figure it out but anyway, at least I’ve found an outfit versatile enough to keep up with all of this odd weather.

As they say, if you can’t beat them…

Join them! I’ve gone dotty as well with the Lily outfit from MOoH! (it’s so much fun typing out this store’s name). You can always count on classic prints to get you through the day and none are more classic, or classy when it comes down to it than black and white polka dots. Personally, I found that it paired off rather well with the prim cut of this collared dress. I like fantasy clothes as much as the next Second Life(r) but it’s always great to find something that I’d actually wear outside of this virtual world.

As you can see from the picture above there are two ways of wearing the Lily outfit. The dress itself is a sleeveless number (perfect for when the sun decides to show itself) and flatters your figure by being cinched at the waist by a white belt. The dress comes in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size so you can most certainly test it out on your mesh body should you own one. If it gets chillier (or if you just feel like rocking the cute librarian look) throw on the comfy, duel toned cardigan. I simply love the little bow that holds the two sides together, as it just adds to the girlish look of the whole outfit. The cardigan comes in five standard mesh sizes as well (XXS-L) and one fitmesh size. Both outfits have their own spiffy alpha layer and not only do they help with the fit, they also ensure that you can wear the cardigan with a separate outfit as well.

The Lily outfit is on sale at the MOoH! main store¬†until the 26th of the month and is priced at 85L. That’s a little over the FabFree price cap but if you join the MOoH! group as I’ve already done (-crosses another thing off the bucket list-) you can take advantage of the free 150L gift card that’s available to members to get this dress for free. MOoH! has a one-time join fee of 100L but it’s a great investment in the long run as the gift cards are given out monthly. If you haven’t picked it up already, the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift at MOoH! has been changed out recently.

Heeled and tasseled

With Commander being a bit grumpy recently I’ve had to stay home to make sure he doesn’t get up to any mischief. Of course, that also means more time to poke about the SL Marketplace. I came across these pretty pair of strappy heels from¬†Ferina’s Creations¬†and immediately thought about wearing them with the Lily outfit. There’s nothing like wearing a bit of red with a monochrome outfit to make things pop. I simply adore the detail of the tassel on these heels though the best part about them is that you’ll only have to spend 1L to add them to your collection. Note however that these heels are made for Slink high feet only.

A little bit of bounce

It seems that I’ve been more inclined towards shorter hairstyles recently doesn’t it? It’s nice to switch things up for a change and it helps that there have been not a few great offers for shorter hairstyles. One such is the free gift that Analog Dog has out for the January round of Gacha Guardians. I’ve come to associate wild, fun curls with this brand and the Charlotte hair certainly did not disappoint. This bouncy hairstyle has a retro feel about it, acting as the perfect topper for the Lily outfit. In the gift package, you’ll receive¬†a bald base, an alpha layer as well as an easy to use hud that lets you choose from twelve fantasy colors as well as control the ombre fades and tints of the hair. There are loads of other gifts out at the Gacha Guardians event and you’ll need to be part of the Gimme Gacha group to be able to scoop them up. Don’t worry though the group is free to join so all you need is a¬†group slot and you’re good to go!

Another group gift

Speaking of free group gifts, there’s a new one currently out at Hello Dave. The pictures don’t do them any justice but the Spot Me manicure in nude that I’m wearing pairs up very nicely with the entire outfit as well. Personally, I find that Hello Dave puts out manicures with very interesting designs and it certainly doesn’t hurt that they change out their free group gifts on the regular too. The group is free to join as well so go ahead and treat yourself to a mani and pedi! Hello Dave nails work with Slink mesh hands and some mesh hands that are compatible with the Omega system. While you’re there at the store don’t forget to pick up the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift as well. Two of the sets have been blogged by Kat {HERE} and myself {HERE} and you can get a closer look {HERE}.

And that’s a wrap for today! The weather’s looking pretty dodgy again so I’m retreating back indoors. Oh, but before I leave, here’s a closer look at the Hello Dave group gift I was talking about.

Hello Dave - Nail Appliers

 

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Willow
Hair ‚Äď Analog Dog Charlotte (0L @ Gacha Guardians/Group tag needed)
Eyes ‚Äď ¬†Mesange¬†Athena (0L)
Manicure ‚Äď Hello Dave Spot Me Nude (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Outfit ‚Äď MOoH! Lily Outfit (85L/Sale till the 26th)
Shoes – Ferina’s Creations Red Sandals (1L on the Marketplace)
Hands ‚ÄstSlink¬†Casual
Feet ‚ÄstSlink High

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Private location

-Screams-