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The Evening Just Got Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a terrific Monday.  Last night, Ripley and I had quite an adventure over on the Baja Norte sim.   We were strolling along a forest path, me taking in the peaceful bird songs, and the pupster happily sniffing the trails of woodland creatures, when out of nowhere, this large white rabbit raced past, muttering something about being late.  Of course, Rip couldn’t resist temptation, and the race was on, with me trailing behind in my high heels and gown, hollering at my naughty pup, “STOP! STOP! Come back!!”  Did he listen?  Nope!  When I finally caught up to him, he lay panting on the ground next to a giant stack of storybooks.  The white rabbit that started it all?  Gone!

Ready for Wonderland

The evening had been off to an unusual start, but at least I looked like a fairy tale character myself in my lovely new gown from Virtue.  I picked it up completely for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  With an off the shoulder design accented with soft pink trim, the Angel Dress will have you ready for date night, a formal dance or a trip to a fantasy land far away.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the darker pink fabric is enhanced with sparkly golden accents.  This frock is just so elegant!  Its waistline drapes beautifully around the body, and its skirt falls gracefully to a comfortably wide hemline, where it barely whisks above the ground.  The gift package contains sizes for classic avatars, as well as popular mesh bodies, so I’m sure you’ll find a fit for yourself.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L and Vol (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • O. Classic
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

I’m hoping once Ripley catches his breath, he’ll realize it’s pointless to wait for that old rabbit to reappear, and we’ll be able to head home.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Jewelry:  Moondance Boutique Pastel Passion Jewelry Set
Gown:  Virtue Angel Dress (free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  Baja Norte

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A Sunday Siesta

Siesta

Hello there, Fabulous Readers…. don’t mind us…….Ripley and I are just having a bit of a siesta before we head off to run errands this afternoon.  The good thing about three day weekends?  You get to lounge around an extra day and take it easy.  The bad thing?  Both the work week and the next weekend feel SUPER short!  I am finding myself wondering just where this weekend went.  Does that ever happen to you?

Lazy Sunday Morning

Lucky for me, I didn’t have to work too hard to put together my outfit for today.  The talented (and generous) designer over at Brii Underground thoughtfully tucked *everything* (and I do mean everything) I’d need all into one neat package.  From head to toe, hat to boots, bandana to bracelets, I picked up my entire ensemble as a prize in the Country Music Life Hunt, which is currently running over at the Brii Underground store.  I blogged about another fantastic prize in this hunt {HERE}, and just like my last outfit, this one only cost me 6 Linden dollars and a bit of time scouring the store.  Although there is no version for classic avatars, the package contains styles for multiple mesh avatar bodies.  It even included sunglasses and Omega appliers for make up and a tattoo that I opted not to wear for my photo.  I really like the soft color scheme and casual style of the Cassie Country Style Outfit!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza (Freya, Isis and Venus)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink (Physique and Hourglass)

Well, those groceries aren’t going to put themselves into the cart all on their own, and I promised the pupster I’d whip up a double batch of Ripley Snacks to thank him for all his help along the hunt path.  We’d better get a move on.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia
Outfit:  (includes hat, bandana, top, bracelets, jeans and boots) Brii Underground Cassie Country Style Outfit (prize in the Country Music Life Hunt – 6L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Backyard Drive In (on sim)
Sim:  Stargazer Galaxy

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It’s The Country Life for Me!

On the Fence

Hello there Fabulouses!  Today, I opened the closet where I keep Ripley’s harness to retrieve another item, and he got *super* excited like he always does.  He jumped up and down, stared at the harness, whined a bit, and would not remove his head when I tried to close the door.  I wasn’t planning to go hunting, but when Rip gets an idea in his one track mind, I’ve learned it’s best to go with the flow.  I’m sure glad I did because the Kat/Rip duo discovered my entire outfit from cowboy hat to boots – and only spent 6 little Linden dollars in the process.

She’s a Little Bit Country

The Country Music Life Hunt is running at Brii Underground, and it features ten themed outfits, all for just 6 Linden dollars each.  All you have to do is wander throughout the shop, and keep your eyes peeled for the hunt icon – a rearing horse.  Since they are good sized objects, it didn’t take us long to complete the entire hunt in one evening.  There’s even a hint note card for an added boost.  The Suellen outfit I’m wearing happens to be item number 10, and my favorite one out of the bunch.  Featuring a denim romper with dark calico accents, this little number will have you all set up for an afternoon working on the farm, or just a casual day out and about.  A buttoned center section, pockets and rolled up hems on the shorts are some of the special additions that really lend a country flair to this darling outfit.  Tights, boots, a wide brimmed cowgirl hat, and a knotted bandanna completed my look.  Sunglasses and make up are also tucked inside the package, but I decided not to wear them in my photo.  You’ll find classic as well as mesh body versions in the prize package, so the Suellen Romper is sure to fit a wide variety of avatars.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layers)
  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layers)
  • Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus)
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink (Hourglass, Physique)
  • TMP
  • Tonic (Curvy, Fine)
  • Tights for classic plus appliers for Maitreya, Omega, Slink
  • Boots (includes foot shaper and alpha for classic avatars)
  • Sunglasses
  • Make Up Omega Applier for Catwa Head Jessica

Phew!  That’s a whole bunch of items all tucked carefully into one hunt prize!  And you get them all for just 6 Linden dollars, plus a bit of time searching around.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Truth Hair Fiji
Outfit (includes hat and boots):  Brii Underground Suellen Romper (prize for the Country Music Life Hunt – 6L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Lyrium
Sim:  Whimberly

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A Take it Easy Kinda Day

A Take It Easy Kinda Day

Hello Fabulous Readers!  What better way is there to spend a day than curled up alongside the beach?  Although Ripley couldn’t manage to climb up onto this platform with me, he also had a great time today, chasing gulls up and down the shoreline, barking, and digging in the sand.  It’s back to the grindstone for me tomorrow, but for right now, I just want to relax and listen to the waves lapping the shore.  Thank you, Three Day Weekend!

Cute and Casual

I found the right outfit for my “take it easy kinda day” over at Artizana.  The other day, I blogged about an elegant two piece dress that you can pick up for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  If you missed it, here’s the link.  While I was in the shop, I took a look at the other group gifts the generous designer has set out, and couldn’t help but admire the Terike VIII.  With its rich purple hue with lilac accents, and fun harem pants style, I knew I just had to scoop it up.  I love the cropped halter style top, and the way it allows the summer breeze to caress my skin.  I quickly changed my tag to the Third Life Group and tapped the vendor to pick up my free reward.   The group has a 10 Linden dollars join fee, but group members have access to a plethora of free gifts around the grid.  You do need to pay the vendor one Linden dollar to have the gift delivered to you, but it is instantly refunded.  The package includes versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars, so I’m sure you’ll find the perfect fit for you!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Halter Top in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Mesh Harem Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I hope you had a wonderful Monday and look forward to sharing another Fabulous Find with you soon.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne
Hair Beads:  EarthStones Jewelry Hemp Hair Beads
Halter Top:  Artizana Terike VIII (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Harem Pants:  Artizana Terike VIII (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – 0L/10L to join)
Bangles:  EarthStones Jewelry Tarnished Gypsy Bangles
Pose:  Driftwood II (on the sim)
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Good Things Come to Those Who Camp

Good Things Come to Those Who Camp

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Monday!  After all that grocery shopping yesterday in RL, Ripley and I just needed to sit down and contemplate the remainder of our budget.  Luckily for us, we found a comfy spot over at Sweet E’s.  Best of all, after my time of rest and relaxation, I was rewarded with a gorgeous outfit, complete with thigh-high sandal boots.  Now that made my evening!

Stylish Stripes

Although it looks like it might be a one piece dress, the White Stripe Amile Outfit is actually composed of a skirt and top that look fantastic together, but also can be worn separately.  I always find it so versatile when I can mix and match components to create different looks!  The off-the-shoulder top features a ruffled neckline and a hem that falls to your waist (in the picture, the top ends where the solid white section starts).  It’s a perfect summer day shirt.  I love the laced, solid white mid section of the skirt, which allows for a delicious glimpse of your tummy.  A delicate bow tie holds all the lacing in place and sets off the transition back to the coordinating striped panel in the skirt.  The entire outfit hugs your curves beautifully.  To round out the complete outfit, the generous designer also included sexy, thigh high boots, which feature delicate heels and criss-cross straps.  The prize contains sizes for various mesh bodies and can be yours free – all you need to do is invest a small of time while you hang out and relax in a cozy chair.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping relaxing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (in store gacha – 75L)
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne (at Uber)
Necklace:  Moondance Boutique Liz Necklace
Top:  Sweet E’s Amile Top (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Skirt:  Sweet E’s Amile Skirt (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Boots:  Sweet E’s Tie Boots (free camping chair prize – 0L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Diesel Works
Sim:  Merlin

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The Art of Avoiding RL Grocery Shopping

Flowers and Lace

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post while I put off RL grocery shopping to share a couple of budget friendly finds I picked up over at The Cart Sale at The Wash.  I think the pretty floral mini shorts and the warm weather lacy top really work well together.  The best part?  I only spent a grand total of 20L to put together this fun, casual look.  If only my RL grocery bill was that small!  With two kids, three cats, and two hungry German Shepherds, that is just a fantasy though…

Sweet Yet Sassy

To create my Sunday afternoon look, I visited two of the vendor displays at The Wash.  First, at the Kuid Clothing cart, the Wings Shorts caught my attention with their pink and green floral pattern scattered across a frayed white denim fabric.  With four pockets for stashing the every day essentials, a buttoned closure, and an eye-catching pointed hemline in the back, these mini shorts hugged my curves beautifully.  This design fits many of the popular mesh body styles, and is priced at just 10 Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

To Top It All Off

The feminine print on my shorts called for a frilly, girly top, and I found just what I was looking for at the Baci Shop display.  The 10 Linden Badalado Top features an off-the-shoulder, cropped design, generous ruffles and a pretty swirled lace texture.  I opted to go with the white version, but with the 80 color HUD that is tucked inside the package, I can change hues to my heart’s content.  I really like the soft, romantic look created by the layered lace, and could see pairing this shirt with skirts or longer pants as well as the Wings Shorts.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley and I discovered quite a few bargains at The Wash, and will return soon with another post.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (75L in store gacha)
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne (available at Uber)
Top:  Baci Shop Badalado Top (10L at The Cart Sale at The Wash)
Shorts:  Kuid Clothing Wings Shorts (10L at The Cart Sale at The Wash)
Toe Ring:  Apple May Designs Barcelona Toe Ring (available at Uber)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Snuggles Forest

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Searching for A Prince and Only Finding Frogs

Searching for A Prince
Hello Again Fab Free’rs! I’m happy you’re here. I have to tell you, I wish I’d payed closer attention to the Enchantment’s Frog Prince Hunt. It was suggested to me by a friend. Other than Aline’s cute “Purple is Pleasant” post, I hadn’t really paid attention until now. I know! Don’t scold me too harshly!  The good news is that the hunt runs until August 31st, so there’s still enough time to search for cute little frogs. The even better news is that the hunt is free. Find the frog, and pay zero linden to get your prize! That said, I picked a few personal favorite Frog Prince Hunt prizes to share with you.

The Kissing Frog – The cute little amphibian in Pru’s hands is part of the Frog Prince Hunt prize from The Cove. This animated pose has your avatar give this little guy a sweet kiss. I know I’ve kissed a few frogs in my time in hopes of finding a prince! This little frog is a lot cuter though. To get yours, head over to The Cove and search for the frog!

Hint – Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

The Ring – If you haven’t seen Disney’s “The Princess and The Frog” you need to! It’s one I’ve seen many times, and a genuine favorite of the more recent Disney animated movies. I mentioned this because the Frog Prince Hunt prize at Dahlia is clearly inspired by that movie. This pretty pearl ring is part of a set of 3 rings, two of which are shaped like fireflies. I’ll add a photo below of the vendor ad by Dahlia so you can get a look at the entire set. If you have seen the movie, you’ll also understand even more why I picked this adorable ring set as one of my favorites!

Hint – This Frog is Curious
Dahlia - Bayou - Evangeline - Ring Set - HUNT GIFT

The Firefly Headband – I like this Frog Prince Hunt prize by Lagom because it’s whimsical and pretty, and I feel whimsical and pretty wearing it. The cute little yellow “fireflies” do seem to glow in an almost enchanted way. The headband comes equipped with resize scripts for easy fitting. I don’t think any princess should be without it. Just like all the Enchantment Frog Prince Hunt prizes, this one from Lagom is free.

Hint – Through the Mist

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH Wind [Browns] – Past Gacha
Headband – LAGOM – Firefly headband – Free Enchantment Frog Prince Hunt Prize
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin –  Essences – Blake
Eyes – [Buzzeri] Celestial Eyes – Wolf
Ears – ^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears
Lip Gloss – ~Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Honey Lips Appliers
Tattoos – Speakeasy – Fear – 1L on the Marketplace *Originally Shown Here
Frog w/Pose – *The Cove* Kissing Frog – Free Enchantment Frog Prince Hunt Prize
Ring – Dahlia – Bayou – Evangeline – Ring Set – Free Enchantment Frog Prince Hunt Prize
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

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Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up

Have you ever felt both girly and tough at the same time?  I mean, in the way that you can’t decide which way to go?  I always used to fill out those quizzes in magazines like Seventeen and YM back in the day and I never fit into one category only.  I’d always sit somewhere between girly, goth, bohemian and sporty.  You can imagine it was slightly frustrating – I never knew which style I really was, but in a way it was completely freeing.  I could be whatever I wanted without any quiz dictating who I should be.  I guess that’s what this look is about!

Search for Strawberries!

I was over at The Guest List cart sale, and they’ve set up a fun little hunt!  If you keep your eyes peeled, you will notice that on most carts there is a little strawberry hiding – inside is a free gift!  It may take a little time for the strawberry to rez, but it is there, I promise.  I found the prize on the Salty cart, and how cute is it?  It’s this super adorable little blue checked romper.  It ticks the box of being absolutely girly and fun!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Don’t Choke…

There’s a new event on the grid called Output!  They have a group gift out, which is this cute little spiky choker by Little Fox that I picked up by joining the Output group!  The group is free to join, so that makes this little bauble completely free!  I guess this choker represents the tough side of me – whatevs, I think it all works well together!  Go grab yours!

Time for a picnic, I think!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Romper – Salty Mary Ann Romper  (Free Hunt Prize at The Guest List event)
Choker – Little Fox Lust Choker (Free Gift at Output Event)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier –  e.marie I Do What I Want
Lipstick Applier – Lisa Walker Mermaid
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Hair – Truth Scout
Sim– Private

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Sky at Midnight

If Only You Were Here

Hello Fabulous Readers!  While out on one of our meandering walks around the grid, Ripley and I popped into TRS Designs on a whim.  It didn’t take long for me to spot a gorgeous gown on the Midnight Madness board.  Since the target was just 20 people, I tapped the board, then crossed my fingers.

At the Stroke of Midnight…

Well, actually, it was quite a few hours after the clock struck twelve before I logged back in again.  Nevertheless, I was super happy to see the notification offering me the Trix Dress in Sky.  I quickly slipped into the frock and admired my new look.  It features a dusky blue bodice accented with decorative white stitching, and a long hemline that drapes from a high waist. This dress is ideal for a casual afternoon or a night on the town, depending on how you accessorize.  I just love the way the skirt is crafted with a wash of color in varying shades from a cream to an almost teal blue.  It’s just so pretty!  With only a narrow strap around your neckline, Trix leaves your back deliciously bare.  With sizes for classic as well as mesh bodies, this prize includes something for everyone.  Best of all, it’s completely free, and with the low target number, your chance of receiving the package is really high.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

I couldn’t resist including a peek at the back view of Trix.  I hope you like it!

If Only

Until next time, good luck and happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (gacha prize – 75L per play)
Hair:  Truth Hair Jamie
Necklace:  Rhapsody’s Jewels Celeste Necklace – Silver Aquamarine (25L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  TRS Designs Trix Dress Sky (free Midnight Madness prize – no group required – 0L)
Sandals:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Pose:  Front View – Tuty’s Mocap Animations   Rear View – MrS* Animations and Poses
Sim:  Rayne and Petit Chat Yorkshire

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Strolling Through a Secret Garden

Posies from a Secret Garden

Hello Fabulouses.  Happy Friday!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share one of the free gifts you can receive as a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It’s such a cute little number!

Stop and Smell the Roses

The sleeveless tank dress in my photo is the latest gift from Glitter.  Featuring a cheerful floral print scattered across a white background, spaghetti straps, and an asymmetrical hemline, this frock was the perfect outfit for a stroll in the secret garden on the Strawberry Lake sim.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh avatars (none for classic avatars).  To scoop up a copy for yourself, head over to the Glitter, make your way to the back of the shop on the other side of the staircase, and click the vendor.  This budget friendly dress is sure to become a summer time favorite!  There are a number of other free gifts available in the shop, and quite a few lucky chairs and a midnight mania board as well.  I’m crossing my fingers that I will be able to share the mania prize soon.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Pretty Posies

To keep with the floral theme, I slipped on some LT Rose Earrings from Torakoun Sands that I discovered on the Marketplace for just 49L.  With three delicate rose blossoms and a pair of leaves, these baubles echoed the print of my new frock beautifully.  The text on the Marketplace listing is right on when it states the earrings are simple yet elegant.  I really like the bright pop of color they add to my look and thought they formed the perfect finishing touch.

Well, Ripley has that “I’m about to dig in the soft earth of this garden” glint in his eyes.  Before he gets us kicked out of the sim, I’d better go put a halt to his plans.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Truth Hair Farryn
Earrings:  Torakoun Sands .: LT :. Rose Earrings (49L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  Glitter Roses Fitmesh Tank Dress Red (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Sabotage – Strawberry Lake

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