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Watching the Waves Roll In

Watching the Waves Roll In

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Rip and I are just popping in with a quick post to share a time-sensitive hunt gift with you.  Gavin has shown you a couple of the Men Only Hunt Prizes in his posts {HERE} and {HERE}.  My top today is another one of the free goodies you can scoop up as you follow the trail of this hunt…. but don’t delay because the MOH ends at 8am on August 18th.

Casual Comfort

The coral colored button down Vivien shirt from A&D Clothing oozes casual comfort with its untucked style and last button unfastened.  I really like the detail in the white stripes and the pushed up sleeves.  In case you are aiming for a more refined look, a HUD is included in the package that allows you to select a tucked version, however, it didn’t work with the particular jeans I pulled on before leaving the house.  I was in a free spirited mood, so it was all good.  The box includes versions for popular mesh bodies as well as one for classic avatars, so it will fit a variety of SL residents.  Best of all, it’s free!  All you need to invest is a bit of time searching around, and honestly, it wasn’t really that hard to find the black mustache hunt icon hidden in the shop.

Versions Included:

  • Classics (one size – includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  A&D Clothing Vivien Shirt (prize for Men Only Hunt – 0L)
Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Designs Colt Jeans
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Cloudbreak

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A Sprinkling of Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Hello Fabulous Readers!  While checking out the Dumpster Diving Hunt with Ripley, I picked up a really cute mini dress perfect for a date night, and happened to notice there was a male prize in the shop as well.  So, I woke Stan up from his early evening nap, and led him over to Mishmash Fusion.  It’s hard to believe we found such classy clothes dumpster diving, isn’t it?

Hers

I am modeling the strappy Starseed Mini Dress in the color Star Dust.  This little number will hug your curves, but has a skirt with enough fullness to make moving around a snap.  There is a “v” shaped notch in the hemline which adds visual interest.  I really, really like the spattering of golden glitter on the outside edges of the frock!  In the back, the top of the dress sits just below your shoulder blades.  Best of all, items in the Dumpster Diving Hunt are completely free, so all it cost was a bit of time searching around.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

His

Stan is sporting the coordinating Etienne Suit (also free from Mishmash Fusion).  It features a black jacket, a button down shirt complete with a black tie, creased trousers, and a stardust sprinkled vest, which complements my dress beautifully.  The outfit is an all-in-one, so you can’t wear the individual components separately, but I think Stan looks quite dashing!  Versions for classic avatars as well as popular mesh bodies are tucked inside the package, so there’s something for everyone in here.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

We are off to see what else we can uncover in the Dumpster Diving Hunt.  Since it runs until August 31st, we still have plenty of time.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Stan)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Dress:  Mishmash Fusion Starseed Mini Dress (free prize in the Dumpster Diving Hunt – 0L)
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Suit:  Mishmash Fusion Etienne Suit (free prize in the Dumpter Diving Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Gabriel Male Dress Shoes
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

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Traveling Around the Grid With My Pal

I've Got the Blues

Hello there Fabulous Readers!  When I saw all the great prizes Love has been discovering on the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt (HERE and HERE), I knew it was time to fit Ripley up with his tracking harness and hit the trail myself.  Our first stop was at one of my favorite stores, Horr Menswear.  It took some time and effort, as well as the motivation of some crunchy Ripley Snacks, but soon enough, we discovered the cheerful yellow and red hot air balloon (and by “we” I mean “he” – thank you, pal).  For just 1 Linden dollar (and the cost of a batch of biscuits), I added a great looking top to my wardrobe.

I’ve Got The Blues

Well, not really.  How could I be blue with a great shirt like this?  Featuring realistic folds and a button down v-neck, this shirt is perfect for a gray summer day with a bit of drizzle in the air.  Its three quarter length sleeves provide that added extra protection from the elements when you need it, but aren’t so long you are over heating when the sun finds its way through the clouds again.  Sometimes I have a hard time finding shirts that don’t clip at the waist and allow my pants to poke through, but the fit of the Summit Shirt was ideal.  I really like the turned down collar and the added trim at the waist and cuffs – they add just the right finishing touch.  Best of all, this bluesy top can be yours just one little Linden dollar.  Hey if you’re lucky, you won’t have to provide a tray of Ripley snacks either 🙂

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  Horr Menswear Summit Shirt (prize in the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt – 1L)
Jeans:  Dallas Mackenzie Designs Colt Jeans
Sandals:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Hauschen
Sim:  Tagus Enchanted Forest

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At The End of The Day

At the End of the Day

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  It’s been a long day of riding the waves, and the pupster and I are having one last look across the water before we head home for the night.  Today’s little get away to the shores of Kanaloa Surf Beach was inspired by a budget-friendly wet suit that I picked up over at La Perla.

Fits Me Like a Glove

Featuring a deep shade of indigo accented with bright blue piping and a dark gray inlay, this outfit will have you suited up in style.  The Surf Set Gift from La Perla covers the entire length of your legs to protect them from the chilly water and any scrapes and scratches you might encounter.  It includes half length sleeves and a high collar to keep you completely shielded from the elements.  The package contained classic mesh sizes from extra small through extra large, but no alpha layer.  Although there weren’t fits designed exclusively for mesh avatars, the small worked just fine on my Belleza Jake mesh body.  I’m including a forward facing snapshot below so you can get a good look at the logo splashed across the chest area.  Ladies, don’t despair, there is a female version included for you as well.  I couldn’t drag Kat out with me today….maybe next time!  If you’re up for a surfing adventure, head on over to the group gift wall at La Perla.  For just one Linden dollar, you’ll be well equipped for a day of play at the beach.

Sizes Included:

  •  XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL

Happiness Comes in Waves

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 in Ashy Brown
Hair:  Vango Alex
Wetsuit:  La Perla Surf Set Gift (1L at the shop)
Surf Board and front facing pose included as part of my AO from Vista Animations
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  (Facing away from camera) Luane’s World
Sim:  Kanaloa Surf Beach

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I’m Ready – Let the Fireworks Fly!

You Should Be Here

Well hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are over at Landscape Dialogue scoping out a good spot to catch some 4th of July fireworks later on tonight.  I’ll be bringing a cooler of refreshments and goodies to munch on.  Ripley, however, is planning on staying home.  The loud explosions and acrid scent of the black and flash powders cause him to huddle trembling under the computer desk.  So, it looks like there will be plenty of room for friends all along this sturdy stone wall.  You should come!

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

Well, not really, but they sure came in handy today while searching for the perfect viewing spot.  The best part?  They are part of a free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group from the Frimon Store.  The package also includes the seated Nando pose I used for my snapshot, both as a pose ball to rez and the isolated pose itself.  It worked well for my rest break on the wall, but also could be used for chairs, benches, etc.  I had to edit the sunglasses so they perched correctly on my hand, but even with my basic editing skills, it was a piece of cake to adjust them.  To pick up this fantastic free offer, simply switch to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and click the vendor.

Stars and Stripes for the Big Day

Well, I am the star (wink), but my stripes are found on my new free Glamour pants from Treized Designs.  With a dashing black and white design, these classic joggers will have you outfitted in style.  Bold white stripes run down the outside edge of each leg and adorn the side pockets (which are handy for carrying along everyday essentials).  An interesting feature that I had not seen before is the double waistband with dual string ties.  I like this unusual design element!  The gift box includes classic as well as mesh body fits.  You need to be a member of Treized Designs to receive this free gift, but the join fee is only 0L, so it was just right for my budget!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL for classic avatars (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Altamura
  • Belleza
  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Nx-David
  • Slink

I’m off to get Ripley back home before firecrackers start going off and scare the bejeebers out of the poor guy.  Happy 4th of July to all our readers in the USA!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Pants:  Treized Deisgns Glamour Pants (free gift for members of the Treized Designs group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Frimon Store Nando (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Sim:  Landscape Dialogue

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Won’t You Sit With Me For a Bit?

Break Time

Oh, hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m just taking a break from my side gig playing in a band.  I found the perfect shady spot over at Cranium Bay.  How about sitting down and joining me while I tell you about my new outfit?  I picked it up completely for free.

Rock On

The other morning, I was out walking Ripley so a certain someone could sleep in.  Our path just happened to take us by The Free Dove (actually it was a bit out of our way, but hey, we needed the workout).  I decided to wander in and see if there were any new gifts available for the guys, and I was in luck! La Bella Boutique has generously set out the Aber Shirt and Amber Shorts set that I am wearing today absolutely for free for members of The Free Dove group.  One of the best things about this gift is the texture/color change HUDs that you receive for both the top and the bottom, which makes this gift seem like you are getting a week’s worth of clothes all tucked into one neat package.  The shirt HUD offers 13 background color options along with 7 designs to choose from.  Want a plain top?  No problem!  For the shorts, you’ve got 12 varieties at your fingertips.  I really like how the tee clings to your shape and helps show off those abs you’ve worked so hard to achieve.  😉 The pants include an integrated belt that comes in handy along with the option to have normal or loose fit.  If you’d like to scoop up this set for yourself, just head on over to The Free Dove, activate the group tag (there’s no join fee), click the vendor, and boom! you’re in business.  With versions for classic and mesh avatars, there’s something for everybody in the box.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Shirt:  Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Shirt:  Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, Slink, TMP
  • Shorts:  (no classic version) Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Gianni, NX-David, Slink, TMP

Well, the rest of the guys are returning from break, so I have to get back to work.  Thanks for hanging out with me awhile.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Shirt:  La Bella Boutique Aber Shirt (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Shorts:  La Bella Boutique Amber Pants (free gift for members of The Free Dove – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free gift for members of the Dufaux Group – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Cranium Bay

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Mayhem Achieved!

Mayhem Achieved

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I borrowed the pupster along with his tracking harness, and set off down the hunt trail of the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Legend has it that sirens were beautiful but dangerous creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their enchanting music and voices.  However, rather than crashing onto the rocky cliffs these creatures are said to inhabit, Ripley and I discovered a fantastic hunt gift.

Ready to Row

Even though we are experiencing warm summer temperatures in my part of the world, there are still those days when storms roll in, and a guy can definitely use a warm hoodie.  Well, Horr Menswear has your back covered (literally) with the Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants outfit, which is their free hunt prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Featuring a nautical design with two crossed oars, a deep purple and black color scheme, and side pockets in the pants, this outfit will keep you cozy during chilly practice sessions out on the water.  The free package includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is locate the sand dollar hidden in the shop.  There’s even a handy hint giver in the store if you get stumped.  The hunt continues until June 30th.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L (includes alpha layers for top, bottom and both combined)
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

I’m off to spend a few hours skimming across the water with my rowing team.  I’ll make sure we avoid any singing sirens!  Until next time, happy hunting…

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Sweatshirt and Pants:  Horr Menswear Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants (free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Not So Bad Bojan Sneakers
Pose:  Indigo Poses
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Somewhere in Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in quickly on this Monday evening to share a hunt prize that I scooped up along the Peace by Peace Hunt 2 path.  The package includes the complete outfit (minus flip flops and necklace), all for just 1L.  That makes it a super thrifty Fabulous Find!  Ladies, don’t despair, there is a female hunt gift hidden for you in the shop, too!

Stripes and Solids

With a t-shirt (I know, I know I didn’t wear it for my picture), a long sleeved button down shirt, and khaki colored shorts, I’m ready for just about any weather summer will direct my way.  My olive green top features gleaming buttons, shoulder straps, and solid pockets.  The knee length shorts include coordinated striped cuffs and a handy belt.  Since it was a warm spring day when I snapped my photo, I opted not to wear the white t-shirt that the designer thoughtfully tucked inside the box.  With three fitmesh versions, as well as classic mesh included in the package, it was easy to find the right fit for my Belleza Jake body.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head over to Dark Water Designs and locate the puzzle piece concealed within.  Once you do, pay one Linden dollar, and this look is all yours!

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh version 1, 2 and 3 (with and without the t-shirt)
  • Classic mesh in S, M, L (with and without the t-shirt)
  • Shorts in 4 sizes
  • Alpha layer for shirts (with and without t-shirt)
  • Alpha layer for shorts

I’m off to see what other items I can discover along the hunt trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Necklace:  Amias April Gift (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} – 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  Dark Water Designs Olive Stripe (hunt prize for the Peace by Peace Hunt 2 – 1L)

Flip Flops:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid)

Pose:  Tuty’s Mocap Animations

Sim:  Lost Lagoon

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Retro Style

New Order

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I took a step back in time as I hit the trail of the Retro Hunt this week.  The first stop on my list was one of my favorite stores – Horr Menswear.  There, I discovered this vintage style tank featuring the name of an 80’s band.  As a young pup back in the day, I remember riding down the highway, windows down, and Blue Monday by the New Order blaring on the stereo.  So, of course, I just HAD to find the hunt prize featuring this group!

Back to the Eighties

It took longer than I thought and several trips to the store, but I was bound and determined not to give up.  I’m so glad I hung in there because I came away with a classic two toned tank top.  This form-fitting top features a realistic wrinkled texture and a muted color scheme.  As you can see from my picture, it coordinates well with faded blue jeans, but would also go with black or gray pants.  Since versions for classic as well as mesh bodies are tucked in the package, I’m sure you’ll discover one that fits your avatar just right.  Priced at only 1 Linden dollar (and an investment of time spent searching), this top is a great addition to anyone’s casual summer wardrobe.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

The Retro Hunt runs through May 31, and all prizes cost just 1 Linden dollar.  I’m off to search for more nostalgic items along the trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat) 

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Top:  Horr Menswear No Centelli Tank (prize for the Retro Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Isle of May

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Free Spirit

Free Spirit

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and Happy Monday!  I had a long, long day, and sure am happy to be on the tail end of the first day of the work week.  I’m popping in with a quick post featuring fantastic free hair for the guys (actually, ladies you could wear this one, too!).

No, Really, I’m Just a Cowboy at Heart

There’s nothing like a cowboy hat to shield you from the elements, and deck you out in a rugged style.  My No Really hat and hair combination is a free gift over at No Match, exclusively for members of the L’Homme Magazine SL Readers Group, which is completely free to join.  The package includes an accessory HUD packed with 12 options for the hat as well as an Ombre tones HUD loaded with 12 varieties for the hair color.  I’m not sure how long this free offering will be available, so if you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself, I’d recommend saddling up, and heading over to the shop soon.

Until my next post, happy trails to you!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Hat/Hair:  No Match L’Homme Gift (free gift for members of the L’Homme Magazine SL Readers Group – 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Avenge Fallen Angel Braver Stronger Smarter Loved (available at Men Only Monthly)

Pose:  Indigo

Sim:  Isle of May

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