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Spot On

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OMGosh Fabulouses! Remember when Pru showed us a fabulous and free Monokini ny Narcisse that was a complimentary gift at the SLB celebration [HERE]?

Well… If you happen to love it so much…

You can head to the Narcisse mainstore as a VIP and grab the original mesh, fitted for Maitreya Ashley Monokini three more colours for free!  I think my favourite colour is the black, but you can see all three pictured below in the vendor ad.  The Narcisse inworld group is 200L to join, and there are several other gifts in the group gift room with a wide open space that appears to suggest there will be more!

Narcisse Group Gift
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Nour
Head Applier – Glam Affair Gabrielle (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes – Avi-Glam Bliss Eyes
Eyelashes – Euphoric Stella Lashes 
Hair – Stealthic Porcelain (featured @ Collabor88)

Swimsuit – Narcisse Ashley Monokini (free group gift / 0L / 200L to join)

Pose – Amitie La Dolce Vida (featured @ Equal10)
Sim – Whimberly

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May All Your Blues Be the Ocean and Sky

Summer Blues

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a lovely Saturday.  Ripley and I paid a visit to the Love Cats sim this morning.  It is truly beautifully done, and if you are looking for a quiet spot to relax, I’d highly recommend it.  Another trip I’d suggest is to the Leigh shop.  I picked up my new frock for free, just for being a member of the Leigh store group.

Darling Damask

The beautiful Desired Dress features a soft floral pattern across a slightly faded background color.  The fabric itself is well done with realistic wrinkles and stitching.  Side slits ensure you can easily maneuver and slender straps allow your shoulders to soak up some summer sunshine.  I chose the blue color variation, but with the enclosed HUD, you can select from 10 options, which you can then tint with 20 additional hues.  This little number is highly customizable, which makes it seem like you are getting an almost endless number of dresses in one folder.  Versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars are included in the gift.  Best of all, since the Leigh group has no join fee, you can truly pick up the Desired Dress completely for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Avatar in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer included)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project Classic

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Clarity
Dress:  LEIGH Desired Dress (free gift for members of the LEIGH Store Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Love Cats

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Unless It’s Got a Dirt Road…

Dirt Road

Hello Fabulouses!  For my walk down a country road with the pupster, I put together a fun, casual outfit with two budget friendly separates that look like they were made for each other.  One of them is a free group gift, and the other is something I can pretty much guarantee you already have in your wardrobe! Sound intriguing?

Rocking Those Polka Dots

After joining the store group at Monomania for 50L, I had a plethora of group gifts just a click away.  The My Sweet Jeans Top practically called my name.  Created in a playful, late summer style with narrow shoulder straps, a bra-like fit and a delightful ruffled hem section, this cropped top features double strands that meet in a bow in back.  Cheery white polka dots grace the medium blue denim fabric.  I don’t know about you, but I am always extra happy when I wear polka dots!  While you are in the shop, you might want to pick up any or all of the *29* other free group gifts on the wall.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Thank You, Monique!

I knew I wanted to slip into high-waisted blue jeans to coordinate with my top, so I did a search for “jeans” in my inventory.  I tried on ALL (and I do mean all) of the jeans I had (queue the Sponge Bob *two hours later* clip), but just could not get the look I was going for.  My coffers were all but empty, so I knew a shopping spree would have to wait.  Desperate, I decided to peruse my “closet” once more.  Down at the bottom of my inventory, in the Initial Outfits of the Library folder, I spotted “Monique Jeans.”  Monique…. it sounds chic, and classy, which happened to be the look I was going for.  What the heck?  I thought, I’ll give it a go….it can’t hurt.  I am *so* glad I did!  I tried to wear the jeans individually, but for some reason, Firestorm wasn’t cooperating, so I just wore the whole avatar.   Now, Monique herself was not a look that I can rock, but her jeans – oh yeah- just what I wanted!  They are the right shade of blue, with slightly flared cuffs, a high buttoned waist, and the price was an absolutely perfect zero Linden dollars.  Piece by piece, I put the real me back on, alphaed out my legs, added the top, and was completely satisfied with the end result.  I hope you like it too!

Until next time, Fabulous Readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Clarity
Top:  Monomania My Sweet Jeans Top (free gift for members of the Monomania Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Jeans:  Monique Jeans (free item in the Initial Outfits folder of your inventory – 0L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Overlow Poses
Sim:  Mystery Forest
Song:  Kip Moore – Dirt Road

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Lazy Dog Dayz

Dog Days
Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Real life decided to rear its ugly head and dragged me away from SL for awhile, but I sure am glad to be back!  Ripley and I have two sweet hunt gifts to share with you this evening.  I hope you like them as much as I do.  The only caveat is that the hunt ends tomorrow, August 5th, so you will have to head on over to the sim as quickly as possible to scoop them up before they are all gone.

Oh, Those Dog Days of Summer

Paper.Sparrow is hosting an event in their store with 14 prizes up for grabs ranging from bathing suits, to sexy heels to summer shorts and tops, as well as a belted strapless dress.  All of them cost 25 Linden dollars, and as I said earlier, the hunt ends tomorrow.  For today’s post, I’m wearing two of these pieces of summery goodness.  I just love the soft bluish teal color scheme of the separates.  The cropped halter style shirt features lush tropical leaves in a pale hue accented with pink flowers.  Slender shoulder straps ensure that the Floral Blue Amber Top stays securely in place as you travel across the grid.  My Zarah Skirt coordinates perfectly with the top and has the cutest ruffled trim on the waist and hemlines.  Two dangling garter straps add intrigue.  The texture is really well done with realistic folds in the fabric and a subtle shimmer.  I really like the asymmetrical hemline.  To add both of these items to your wardrobe, head on over to the shop and look for teal colored palm trees scattered around.  They are not that difficult to find, and I was able to discover all 14 of them in one short visit.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Paper.Sparrow Floral Blue Amber Top (Prize in the Dog Days of Summer Hunt at the Paper.Sparrow sim – 25L)
Skirt:  Paper.Sparrow Blue Zarah Skirt (Prize in the Dog Days of Summer Hunt at the Paper.Sparrow sim – 25L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Bento and Mocap Animations
Sim:  Margarita Isle

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A Tropical Treat

Lighthouse

Hello there, Fabulouses, and Happy Monday!  This morning, the pupster and I enjoyed a walk on the beach on the Miss C sim before diving in to our work week.  I can’t imagine a better way to start the day than a stroll across damp sand while waves roll in and the cries of seagulls fill the air.

Just a Dollar…

Today, I’m wearing another of our recent hunt discoveries, and I picked it up for just one Linden dollar.  This time, we were exploring the trail of the Around the Grid Hunt, and when Ripley led me to the hot air balloon hunt object, I happily paid the fee and scooped up my prize.  The Tia Tropical Knotted Tank from Sparrow by Design features narrow shoulder straps and a fun parrot/jungle flora print.  The generous designer also included a texture change HUD, which allows you to select from three overall hues.  I opted for the pale purple, but you could also select a brown or a green color scheme.  The neckline of the top dips quite low, so you might want to consider a longer hairstyle for extra coverage.  The texture of the knot and the folds in the fabric are really well done.   This top is a real cutie!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (no alpha layer included)
  • Two versions for Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Necklace:  Cae Jewelry Basics Solitaire
Top:  Sparrow by Design Tia Tropical Knotted Tank (prize in the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)
Shorts:  Siss Boom Plain and Fancy Shorts
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Maison Summer (10L on the Marketplace)
Sim:  Miss C

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All on a Lazy Summer Day

Think Pink

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I put his talented nose to the test today and headed down the trail of the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  Our first discovery over at Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes actually inspired my outfit.  I hope you are in the mood to think pink, because that’s where my mind went.  The best part?  My entire outfit cost just $26 Linden dollars!

The Inspiration

After locating the lounge chair hunt icon concealed inside Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, I was inspired to put together this entire look just based on these cute Kendra sneakers.  My picture does not do justice to the intricate designs on the canvas of the sneakers, so I’ve included the vendor close up below.  I immediately fell in love with the delicate white blossoms and stitched swirls.  The white piping, sole and lacing are just perfect for completing the look of this casual set of footwear.  They are designed to fit classic avatars as well as Slink and Maitreya mesh feet.  A shoe base and alpha layer are tucked inside the folder.  To add these shoes to your inventory, all you have to do is find the hunt object and pay the teensy 1 Linden dollar price.  There is a hint giver in the shop if you don’t have a super sniffer dog 😉 or if you need a nudge in the right direction.

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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

The other day, I told you about a group gift that I had picked up just for being a member of the Safira Store Group, and I mentioned how there are 64 past gifts up for grabs.  Well, this adorable Mindy top is one of those free gifts.  Of course, I chose pink to coordinate with my new footwear, but with the included texture change HUD, I had the option to go with five prints or four other solid colors.  It’s like getting ten tops in one package!  Its ruffled trim on the hemline really ups the cuteness factor!  It is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  You do have to be a member of the Safira Store Group to receive this gift, and there is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but there are a LOT of other goodies available to members, plus group-only lucky boards, so I am super happy that I joined.

But You Said 26 Linden Dollars…

The final touch for my summer day outfit was a new pair of Worn Denim Shorts that I picked up on the Marketplace at the Bang Bang shop for 25 Linden dollars.  They are short but not too short and feature folded up cuffs and a beaded belt around the waist.  The jeans texture on these shorts is really well done and the stitching and button closure are very realistic looking.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  I’m sure these will become a summer time fave of mine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Safira Mindy Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Shorts:  Bang Bang Worn Denim Shorts (available on the Marketplace – 25L)
Shoes:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Kendra (prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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We Dream in Colors Borrowed From the Sea

Sight Seeing

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I spent some time this afternoon taking in the gorgeous ocean vistas over at the La Vie sim.  In this picture, Ripley is chatting with a pair of seagulls who were hanging out on a balcony overlooking the sea.  He so enjoys making new friends!  Lucky for me, he also likes helping me locate hunt prizes.  The sweet mini dress I’m wearing is one such discovery.

Life’s a Beach

Earlier in the morning, he and I hit the trail of the Life’s a Beach Hunt, and down at the Folds and Wrinkles store, he sniffed out the hunt object, a sandcastle.  I happily paid the 1 Linden dollar prize fee, then hurried home to try on my new outfit.    With a pale blue background fabric accented with lace flowers and a ruffled hemline, this dress is ideal for a summer date night.  It’s flirty, but still provides coverage in all the right places.  Realistic folds in the fabric add to its visual appeal.  The dress is made exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body, and it hugs all my curves beautifully.  I’m including a second picture below so you can see the front view of this adorable mini.  If you like it as much as I do, I’d encourage you to head to the shop soon because the hunt wraps up on June 30th.

C'est La Vie

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Industrial
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Necklace:  Earthstones Ferris Necklace [first blogged {HERE} by Juli] – (free gift at SL’s 16th Birthday celebration)
Dress:  Folds & Wrinkles Hunt Dress (prize in the Life’s a Beach Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  Pure Poison Mia Sandals
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  FOXCITY
Sim:  La Vie

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Deep Greens and Blues Are the Colors I Choose

Summer Day

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are back from our camping trip.  We had beautiful blue skies and no snow this time!  It was nice to get away, but it also feels so good to be home again.  The first thing we did this morning was to make a return visit to Ajuda SL Brasil to do a little budget friendly shopping.  We found a super cute casual outfit to share with you on this Monday.

Earthy Greens and Blues

I guess I have green on my mind since the pupster and I were out in nature for the past 6 days.  When I saw the Bettina Top and Shorts set from Cynderella’s as a free gift, I knew it was destined for my inventory!  With its loose fitting verdant crop top and pale denim shorts, this is just the right get up for an easy summer day.  The top features spaghetti style shoulder straps and a vibrant botanical print.  A coordinating floral motif and lace trim on the jeans echoes the theme, and a sturdy belt provides a finishing accessory.  The folder includes fitmesh for classic avatars as well as versions for several mesh body types.  Best of all, you can pick it up for free, with no group membership required! I appreciated the fact that the designer included a note card certifying that the outfit is an original creation donated to Ajuda Brasil to be offered as a gift to residents.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  •  Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (includes separate alpha layers for top and shorts)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I hope your work week is off to a wonderful start.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Industrial
Top and Shorts:  Cynderella’s Bettina Top and Shorts (free gift at Ajuda SL Brasilno group required – 0L)
Flip Flops:  White River Co. Leilani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Diesel Works Poses and Animations
Sim:  Summer Edge
Song:  Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

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The pupster at the campground store:

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Aww.. Look at Blueberry’s FLF this week!

FabFree: Aww.. Look at Blueberry's FLF this week!

Hey there Fabulouses! Real quick, I wanted to let you know that Blueberry has a very time sensitive Fifty Linden Friday offer you might not want to pass up on!  The FLF Corset Dress is available in 2 different packs.  A colour pack and a pastel pack for just 50L!  You’ll get top / short dress / longer dress options and four sweet floral prints for 50L!  TODAY ONLY at this specific location.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Isis & Freya

Blueberry for 50L Friday

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Anais
Tan Lines – Alaskametro Tan Lines
Eyes – Avi-Glam Bliss Eyes
Eyelashes – Euphoric Stella Lashes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Hair  – Stealthic Dawn

Dress – Blueberry FLF Corset Dress (50L / Fifty Linden Friday @ THIS LOCATION)
Jewelry – Avaway Love

Pose by Lyrium 
Sim – Solara

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Let’s Go to Brazil

Cat Tails

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope the middle of the week is treating you well!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to tell you about this casual jean dress that I picked up as a free gift, and then we’re going to hit the road for a camping trip.  I sure hope it doesn’t snow *this* time!

Darling Denim

The Verona Dress from Enigma Apparel features a snug fitting bodice, pockets galore, and a skirt trimmed with a checked pattern.  I really like all the detailed stitching and the frayed texture on the back pockets.  The hem portion is slightly flared and falls to your upper thigh.  To add this little number to your inventory, teleport to Ajuda Brasil Volantarios, and follow the “Freebies” sign.  Use the teleporter in the back left portion of the freebies building to go to the 2nd floor.  The teleporter directions are not in English, so here’s a direct link to where you’ll find the dress.  Right click and pay the vendor 0 Linden dollars.  There is no group required.  When I first visited, I cammed around and was able to buy the dress without actually teleporting to the correct floor.  On my return visit to check the link for you, I used the “area search” function of the Firestorm Viewer under the “World” sub menu, typed in “Verona” and clicked “show beacons,” which allowed me to directly locate the dress and purchase it without using the teleporter at all.  However you get to it, this denim cutie will not disappoint!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Altamura
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Necklace:  Cae Original Mesh Jewelry Dakota Necklace
Rings:  Livia Moon Rings (free gift, first blogged here – 0L)
Dress:  Enigma Apparel Verona Dress (free gift at the Ajuda Brasil Volantarios center/no group required – 0L)
Sandals:  White River Company Leilani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an Lar Poses
Sim:  Tyraina

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