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Flirty and Free

Free as a Dove

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Every once in a while, when I’m out walking Ripley, he puts his nose to the ground, and pulls me with single-minded determination.   Usually when this happens, my hound with a nose for fashion is leading me toward a fabulous discovery.  I’ve learned to just follow his instincts, and I haven’t been disappointed yet.

Free as a Dove

Today my pal dragged guided me to The Free Dove, and stood outside, his tail wagging happily.   As a new resident to second life (back in the virtual dinosaur age), I used to visit the shop all the time, but I haven’t journeyed there for quite some time.  I’m so glad the pupster steered me in that direction because I was able to scoop up this free, summery, mini dress from M&M Style.  With a cheerful dark blue and white print, and slender shoulder straps, this frock is perfect for a casual summer day.  It has a body-skimming fit that will flatter your figure, and ends with a slightly flared skirt. Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, this dress comes in five sizes and one of them perfectly fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body.  An alpha layer is also tucked inside the package for those with classic avatars.

Thanks for the Reminder, Ripley!

There are many quality, free items at The Free Dove.  It’s well worth a visit.  I know I plan to return often to search for new Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  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 Moirah

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Earrings:  Cae Entwined Earrings

Necklace:  Cae Entwined Necklace

Dress:  M&M Style Jennifer Dress (free at The Free Dove)

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

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an Lar Poses

Sim:  Follow Your Bliss
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Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day
Hello Fabulouses!  I hauled in a great one today!  No, it’s not the fish (but he’s a beauty, don’t you think?)  My Fabulous Find is the best catch of all!  This adorable short set is a free group gift for members of the B&T Designs group at Bijou Couture.  My barely-there, bardot style, crop top coordinates perfectly with the patterned belt and back pockets of the Naomi shorts.  I just love the sweet rose pattern and the soft ruffles in the top and sleeves.  I’m sure to soak up plenty of the sun’s rays with my shoulders and tummy bare.  This outfit is ideal for a lazy warm spring or summer day.  You have to be a group member to reel in this charming short set, but the group is completely free to join.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Lara
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

Catch and Release

Well, I’d better pop this guy back in the water, and whistle for Ripley, who is off hunting for the perfect stick.  It’s time for us to mosey on home for the day.  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 Moirah

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

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

Hair:  Argrace Tomoe

Outfit:  Bijou Couture Naomi (free gift for B&T Designs group 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (includes fish and pole) Anbee Catch Fish

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Feelin’ Like a Zombie

Zombie
Hello There Fab Free’rs! I hope the weekend is treating you well thus far. I spent the week doing the spring cleaning I’ve been avoiding. I’ve been cleaning up and clearing out just about every room in my house. It was exhausting, and I felt very much like a zombie by the end of the week. It’s nice to have all that clutter out of the house though.

This sporty outfit by Fiorella is just the type of thing I like to wear around the house, especially when there are chores to be done. It’s also perfect for a jog in the park, or a trip to the gym. The outfit is currently just 10 lindens on the Marketplace. Included in the package are several sizes, and and a texture change hud that lets you pick between 4 textures for the shorts, and 6 textures for the top, each with a different cute phrase.

Shirt/Shorts Sizes Included

  • Standard Mesh Sizes (xxs, xs, s, m, l)
  • Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus)
  • Slink (Physique, Hourglass)
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

Happy Birthday Slack Girl
As a bit of a reward for all the hard work I put in over the week, I indulged in a little pampering and got a manicure. These bento nails are a FREE group gift by Slack Girl in celebration of her real life birthday. You won’t want to miss out on these gorgeous stiletto nails. The gift includes mesh nails and a color change hud with a wide range of solid colors. The polish is intended to be matte, however there is a set in each size that will look glossy with higher graphics settings. These nails are intended for mesh hands only. The Slack Girl group is 100 linden to join at this time, and there are several previous group gifts still available.

Sizes Included

  • Vista Bento Hands
  • Maitreya Lara Bento Hands
  • Tuty Bento Hands

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – enVOGUE – HAIR Arianna – Ombre

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Outfit – Fiorella Sporty shorts & top V2 – 10L on the Marketplace

NailsSlack Girl – ::SG:: SlackGirl BIRTHDAY GIFT (Vista-Maitreya-Tuty) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by Izzie’s

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This Way to the Beach Life

This Way to the Beach
Hello Fabulous Readers!  Soon……oh so soon….Ripley and I will be on break for the summer.  In my new free Spring Romper from RIR Life, I am sure to enjoy our days of freedom in style.  Featuring a delicate floral pattern and white ruffled trim, this playful sleeveless outfit is perfect for a casual day of fun.  The top and bottom can be paired together as I have done here, or worn separately to mix and match with other pieces of clothing.   I really like the style of the waistline and the combination of  print and solid textures in the top.  The RIR Life group has a 10L join fee, but this May gift is well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Freya
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  TKW Haase (available at Hairology)

Outfit:   RIR Life Spring Romper (free gift for RIR Life Group 0L/10L join fee)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  The GSpot Music Venues
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Slip Into a Little Red Dress

Lady in Red

Hello Fabulouses!  Mondays………nothing a little shopping can’t fix!  All you need to do is scoop up a sexy, little red dress.   The Ecce Bellus dress is a gorgeous, crimson frock crafted from crushed silk.  Slender shoulder straps, a curve-hugging fit, and a daring slit in the skirt will draw all eyes your way.   A low cut back provides a tantalizing glimpse of skin as it keeps you cool on a warm spring day.  Best of all, the mini is completely free for members of the Fabulously Free in SL Group.  All you have to do is switch to your Fab Free tag, teleport over the the Ecce Bellus shop, and give the board a tap.  The gift also includes the free coordinating Cassie Heels for Belleza and Slink High.  The graceful T-Strap style sandals continue the flirty feel of my outfit all the way down to the tips of my toes.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer

Despite the stormy gray skies, Ripley and I decided to take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped Black Cat Orcadi Island sim, and found a lovely bed of poppies to act as a backdrop for my photo.    Now *this* is definitely the way to shake off those Monday blues!  Until next time, happy shopping, Fabulous Readers!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliners

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Kare (first shown {HERE} by Love)

Flowers in Hair:  Elysium Myrcella Flower Crown (old gacha prize)

Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire

Dress:  Ecce Bellus Mini Dress Red (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – oL/0L to join)

Heels:  Ecce Bellus Cassie Red (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Orcadi Island
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A Cynful Celebration **Extremely Limited Time**

Celebrating Cynful
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I hope all the Mother’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Speaking of celebrations, after a busy weekend I was excited to log into Second Life and learn about Cynful’s Anniversary celebrations. It’s always exciting when a designer is able to celebrate longevity in SL, especially when they share their good fortune with everyone. Cynful is celebrating along with several amazing designers and offering a slew of FREE group gifts to all Cynful group members. The Cynful group is FREE to join. Here’s the only hitch, I have no idea how long these fantastic gifts will be available. I picked out a few to show, but trust me when I say it was hard to pick just a few. Each of the gifts are not only FREE but fabulous. You’ll find two rows of gifts waiting for you on the docks across from the Cynful main location. Don’t forget to wear your Cynful group tag!

These Gifts Could Disappear Fast!

ICONIC is one of the brands helping to celebrate Cynful’s Anniversary. There are actually two gifts from ICONIC, one being the Heidi hairstyle Pru is wearing. I love messy bun hairstyles, but I especially love the heavy bangs of this one. The gift includes a fat pack of color huds, and a hair-base applier for Catwa heads, and one for Lelutka heads.

The pretty jewelry set is the Cynful Anniversary gift from Maxi Gossamer. The set includes bracelets and matching earrings. All the jewelry items can be sized via touch menu. The same touch menu will also let you change the color of certain gems.

Cynful Celebration
Along with the jewelry and hair, I also scored this satiny pink floral print romper from Bueno. This FREE Cynful Anniversary Celebration gift by Bueno is fully mesh, and comes in several body-specific fitted mesh sizes. One thing I want to let you know, when you click the Bueno gift vendor, make sure to accept each of the sizes. At first I thought I’d accidentally clicked it several times and was getting the same item over and over. In reality, it was handing out each size one at a time.

Finally, these Cynful Anniversary gift shoes from Noir couldn’t be more perfect with the Bueno romper. The heels come in the pastel pink color shown and a fitted size for Maitreya feet as well as one for Belleza feet, and of course one for Slink feet.

Seriously, these gifts are gorgeous, and if I thought they’d be available longer, I’d just as excitedly show the remaining gifts. So run, run, run to Cynful. This is not a drill!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ICONIC: GROUP LOVE #2 HEIDI  ALL HAIR DYES PACK – FREE Gift @Cynful

Skin – Essences  – Charlie [Catwa Catya Bento Applier] – Currently @Shiny Shabby

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer MG – Bracelets and Earrings – Daisy Chain – FREE Gift @Cynful

Romper – BUENO-Romper-Mat-Cyn Gift – FREE Gift @Cynful

Shoes – :::NOIR::: Yves [Light Pink] – FREE Gift @Cynful

Hands/Body/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by  Signature Pose

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Aim For Wow

Aim For Wow 1

Hello Fab Free!  Ripley and I continued our journey along The Flowerage Hunt 2’s prize trail.  Even though he suffered some nasty scratches after our encounter with the clowder of felines (you can read about that adventure {HERE}), Ripley’s talented nose was still able to sniff out the female hunt gift at Sparrow by Design.   Hooray for tracking dogs! Sparrow by Design’s generous designer didn’t leave out the guys in The Flowerage Hunt 2.  Carson blogged the male gift in his post {HERE}.

Sunshine On My Shoulders

The Emily dress features a halter-style neckline, and a pretty blue and green floral print splashed across a white background.  Its dark belt calls attention to your slender waistline, and a silver metal ring adds a pop of shine.  This summery frock left my shoulders free to feel the warmth of the spring sunshine, while the loop around my neck made sure the sleeveless dress stayed in place.  This little number is perfect for an afternoon of shopping, but with the right accessories, it is easily glammed up for a date night.  One nice feature is that the gift package includes a white, cropped, quilted jacket that you could add when the sun starts to set, and the air becomes a bit chilly.  Since it was a lovely, warm spring day, I opted not to wear it for my photo shoot, but I was comforted in knowing it was there should I need it.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (plus alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

Aim For WOW 2

The Wow Factor

My Catwa mesh head applier is the May gift for members of the Wow Skins group.  With beautifully arched, dark eyebrows, and a clear, fresh complexion, this skin is flawless, and lovely.  A HUD with 6 shades ranging from Milk to Caffe’ is included.  I chose the Tan shade, and I just love the sweet, glowing finish on this skin.  I experimented with eyeliner and lipstick appliers, and had terrific success, so if you are looking for a date-ready appearance, this applier works well with added make up for a glamorous touch.  (In my pictures, I am wearing no make up).  The WOW group costs 450L to join, but if you are already a member, I’d highly encourage you to scoop up this stunning group gift.

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Marea Bento Applier (free group gift for Wow Skins 0L/450L to join)

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Dress:  Sparrow by Design Emily Dress Blue (hunt gift in Flowerage Hunt 2 – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heel

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Dalaran

 


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No Dogs Allowed?!

No Dogs?!

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I don’t know about you, but I sure am happy it’s the weekend.  Since Ripley and I had such great luck at the Country Girl Hunt (you can see my last post {HERE}), we decided to check out The Flowerage Hunt 2. It’s grid-wide, and runs until May 31st, so you have plenty of time if you’d like to do some sleuthing of your own.  You’ll be looking for a flower in a vase, and each hunt gift costs just 1L.  Our first stop was JLZ Fashion, and in no time at all, we discovered this sweetly feminine, strappy mini dress.

Spring Beach

Perfect for the warm summer weather ahead, the Spring Beach frock is light and cheerful, with its all-over floral print. The soft colors and figure-hugging design will flatter any avatar.  I like the added detail of one strap dangling down on my right shoulder, which added a touch of whimsy to the outfit.  Sexy and sleek, this outfit made a welcome addition to my summer wardrobe collection.  A pair of dark sunglasses is also included in the hunt package, but since Ripley and I were strolling through a shady forest on the Peacehaven sim, I opted not to wear them for my photo.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL plus apha layer

About All the Cats…

As we explored the sim, Ripley and I came upon a clowder of cats gathered around a couple of old fashioned milk cans.  The little critters twined themselves around my legs, purring, and I scooped up one super-friendly white feline.  Upon noticing my canine companion, however, a few of the cats froze, and hissed a warning.  Ripley, always trying to be helpful, knocked over one of the galvanized containers, and milk trickled onto the ground.  The cats happily lapped up the creamy spill, but as soon as the pupster tried to help himself to some of the proceeds, a fierce conflict ensued, ending with yelps and a scratched nose.  Poor Ripley!  So much for trying to be helpful!  As we were taking our leave, two cats glared at Ripley, and pointed out the “No Dogs” sign.  “It’s all right, Pal, you’ll always be MY best friend,” I consoled my sidekick.  He wagged his tail happily, and we journeyed home, where I treated his battle scars.

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 Moirah

Hair:  Truth Hair Azalea

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Cae Whimsy Necklace Pink (In store Gacha prize – 75L per play)

Dress:  JLZ Fashion Spring Beach (Flowerage Hunt 2 prize – Hunt runs until May 31st – 1L)

Heels:  KC Couture Toluca Strappy Heels

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose (Includes Held Cat):  Half Deer and Le Poppycock Kitty Galore

Sim:  Peacehaven – A New Beginning
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I’d Love To, But My Dog Said No

I'd Love To, But My Dog Said No

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Today, I escaped got out of work early, and since it was a gorgeous spring day, decided to take a stroll on the beautiful grounds of the Calas Galadhon sim with my pal, Ripley.  While he happily scampered about, I enjoyed the glimmering sunshine, which danced off the surface of the pond, while a gentle breeze stirred the boughs of the trees overhead.  Suddenly, my peace was disturbed by a flash of fur, and the scampering paws of a creature as it scrambled up my leg and perched, curled around my neck.  As I stood in shock, the ferret stared down at my canine companion, and stuck out his tongue at him.  Of course, this set Ripley off into a barking frenzy!  So much for my harmonious afternoon…

It took some sweet talk, and the promise of his ever-coveted Ripley snacks to persuade him to give the climbing pole cat a break from “chase the ferret.”  As the pupster wandered off in search of another playmate, my new friend and I gazed at each other and relaxed.  He’s really quite sweet, with deep, brown eyes surrounded by a mask of fur.  Surely there is room enough in our home for just one more pet…

As Lovely as a Goddess

My cream colored goddess top and black leather leggings are the latest free group gift for members of the Teleport Hub group from Prey.  Airy and light, with a realistic texture and open back, this sleeveless top is perfect for warm weather.  The curve-hugging leather leggings fit perfectly under the hem of my shirt, and provided a striking contrast to the loose fitting blouse.  Together, these two pieces create a timeless, classic appeal that is simple, yet elegant.

What’s Included:

  • Goddess top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Black leather leggings in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layers for the top and leggings

To add this charming outfit to your inventory, simply swap to the Teleport Hub group tag, then journey over to Prey.  On the wall near the landing point, you will find the group gift sign.  The Teleport Hub normally has a 10L join fee, but it’s currently set at oL (at the time of publication).  I’m not sure how long this will last, but I’d highly recommend joining if you can, because there are a boatload of free group gifts for members scattered across the grid.

About Adding to Our Family…

I tried to convince Ripley that we have plenty of room for a fur-sibling for him, but he resisted.  I cajoled and pleaded, promised double scoop ice cream cones with Ripley snack crumbles, and I almost had him convinced, when I heard a deep voice say, “Excuse me, Miss, but I believe you have my Jasper.  You see, he escaped from his harness, and I’ve been searching for him all afternoon….”  The little ferret wriggled with joy, and happily reunited with his owner as Ripley heaved a sigh of relief.  Jasper’s owner and I chatted for a little while, then my pal and I headed toward home, making a pit stop for ice cream on our way.

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~Kat (and a much relieved Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Yokami Cat Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Exile Full of Grace

Blouse and Leggings:  Prey Goddess Top and Leather Leggings (free gift for the Teleport Hub group 0L/0L to join (at the time of posting) – normally 10L join fee)

Ferret:  JIAN Ferret Neck Hugger

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

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose: an lar [poses]

Sim:  Calas Galadhon

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Captivating Karin

She Has Fire in Her Soul and Grace in Her Heart

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your weekend is going well.  Ripley and I found a fantastic beach to spend our Saturday on.  With gulls calling over head, the crash of waves on the shore, and the nickers of wild horses grazing in the meadow nearby, it was a tranquil setting.

As the tide rolled in, and the sun sank low on the horizon, I snapped this photo to showcase the free Karin Love Camisk, which is one of the many free gifts generous designers are bestowing on the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The talented creator at PA Designe put together this sexy, barely there garment, which I’m sure would come in handy for Gorean role play, in addition to a day at the shore.  In a soft shade of mauve, this two piece outfit is sure to flatter any skin tone.  Its bandeau-style top, frayed edges, and daring cut will draw all eyes to your figure.  Ripley insisted I apply the alpha layer of my mesh body strategically so he didn’t have to be on active guard dog duty all day on the beach, and his suggestion worked like a charm.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Standard Large and Small Avatar

It’s time for this surf-lovin’ girl and her bodyguard pup to bundle up in some beach towels, and head on home for the night.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Hair:  Argrace Kohaku

Bikini:  PA Designe Karin Love Camisk (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Borneo Isle

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