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Discoveries at Dawn

Dawn of a New Day

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a lovely Sunday.  Before the weekend is over, I want to tell you about two group gifts that I came across early this morning in my SL travels.  Although I chose white for the dress, it comes with a texture HUD packed with 15 options, including prints and solids, so it’s very versatile!

Dress to Impress

The free Katie Dress from Hilly Haalan Fashions features a sleeveless design with loosely draping fabric which is gathered at the waist with a belt.  A v-shaped neckline and a small gathered section in the skirt add visual interest.  I really like the soft shimmering texture of each of the solid colored options for the fabric, and look forward to trying out the pretty floral prints, too.  The belt is colorized separately from the body of the dress, which really adds to the variety of looks you can create.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh avatars (no classic fits).  To pick up this free July gift for yourself, simply teleport over to the shop, activate the Hilly Haalan Fashions group tag (it’s completely free to join), and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Fabulous Shoes That Can Lift Your “Sole”

Of course, what would a new dress be without a pair of heels to go with it?  Selene Creations has you covered with their free July group gift, which is a strappy pair of sexy high heels.  With plenty of wiggle room for your toes and a criss-cross design, these ivory shoes would challenge my navigational skills in real life with their high, narrow heels, but in Second Life, walking and even running in them is a piece of cake!  The package includes Belleza, Maitreya and Slink fits.  You do have to be a member of the Selene Creations group to receive these, and joining costs 100L, but they are just so pretty!  Here’s a close up so you can get a better look at them:

Chase Your Dreams....In High Heels of Course!

I’m off to finish exploring Snuggles Forest with Ripley.  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:  Wasabi Hair Store Ryleigh
Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace
Dress:  Hilly Haalan Katie Dress (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  Selene Creations Gift July 2018 (free gift for members of Selene Creations group – 0L/100L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Poses:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  Snuggles Forest

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A Poet at Heart

A Poet at Heart

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The other day, I received a message from Sere Timeless, telling me about the Poet’s Heart store.  I am so glad that I followed Sere’s advice and teleported to the shop, because I picked up this gorgeous Marisol outfit as a free group gift.

Romantic, Poetic Style

Featuring a multi-tiered maxi skirt with a generous hem, and a cropped top with loose sleeves, this outfit has a gypsy vibe that I just love.  Its color scheme of blues and aquas brought back memories of the beach glass I collected on the sand as a young girl.  While the top is constructed with a satiny, shimmery fabric, the skirt’s layers are decorated with a floral pattern that adds visual interest and texture.  Although there is no version specifically made for mesh avatars, by adjusting the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body, I was able to achieve a perfect fit.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, switch to the Poet’s Heart group (it’s completely free to join) and click the vendor.  While you’re there, you might want to scoop up the three other free gifts for group members as well.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha layer for skirt and top (parts can be worn separately)

Thank you so much, Sere, for letting me know about the Poet’s Heart shop!  I know I will be stopping by there frequently for more lovely additions to my wardrobe.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  Truth Hair Lela
Top and Skirt:  Poet’s Heart Marisol Outfit (free gift for members of the Poet’s Heart group – 0L/0L to join)
Jewelry:  Cae Dakota Collection
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations
Sim:  La Vie

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Just Another Rainy Day

Let it Rain

“We’re almost out of dog food,” she sighed.  “Would you be a good sport and run out to pick some up?”  Since she was making home made chicken noodle soup (from scratch), and the big guy stared at me with pleading chocolate brown eyes, what else could I do?  A man and his pal (ok, ok HER pal) have got to eat!  I suddenly found myself trudging through the downpour on my way to the pet food warehouse.  Not how I planned to spend my Sunday morning, but I can’t resist either one of them!

That Turned Up Collar

Lucky for me, I had the new Stand Collar Jacket from Gabriel to protect me from the downpour.  Its thick fabric repelled the deluge, while its large collar prevented the rain from soaking into my shirt.  With sturdy buckles, a generous cut, and full length sleeves, there is no way that damp wind is going to work its way through.  Right now, this overcoat is available for just 1L in three shades (dark blue, dark olive and the dark gray I am wearing), and also includes an alpha layer, and a shoulder bag.  That should keep Ripley’s food nice and dry while I brave my way through the storm.  I’m not sure how long this special offer will last, so I’d recommend a quick tp to the shop soon if you’d like a copy for yourself.  She keeps writing about warm spring days, but I’m here to tell you, they aren’t all filled with sunshine.  A jacket comes in mighty handy on days like today.

Happiness is Homemade Soup

With mission “Dog Food” accomplished, I’m on my way back home, looking forward to savoring a steaming bowl of her secret family recipe.  If you ask, she might have some leftovers to share…

~ Stan  

P.S. – Really, it’s just Kat wishing she had someone to go out in the freezing rain to pick up dog food… but I *do* have some home made chicken noodle soup for anyone who’s willing…  🙂

Stan is wearing…

Hair:  Truth Hair Liam (no longer available – sorry)

Skin:  Unique Megastore Zeus

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Jacket (includes shoulder bag which can be worn separately):  Gabriel Stand Collar Jacket in dark gray (limited time offer – 1L)

Pants:  Tiffany Designs Lewis Mens Skinny Jeans (free gift at The Free Dove – 0L)

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  Salmson Isle

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I’m Sporting a Neon Rainbow

Spring is on the Way

Well, hello there, Fabulouses!  Since March came in like a lion in my neck of the woods, I’m sure err – I mean – hoping it will go out like a lamb with plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures.  Hey, a girl can dream, right?  Well, even if it’s only “springish” in SL, I’m ready with a couple of budget-friendly fashion finds.  It must be a rainbow kinda day, because just like in Aline’s post {HERE}, I donned a rainbow of my own, but more about that later.

Start At the Top

My ruffled, multi-layer Calinda top features pale, vertical stripes near the neckline, and an organic, almost floral motif on the lower hems.  Made exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body, this cropped shirt will help me celebrate the arrival of warm days, and will be a fashion staple throughout the entire summer.  Tucked inside the package, you’ll find white and teal strapless versions, as well as the same shades sporting spaghetti straps for that extra assurance your shirt will stay in place.  I chose to pair mine with jeans, but in the dog days of summer, I’m sure it will look just as adorable with shorts.   It might be simply due to the shape of my avatar, but from a side angle, a bit more of my cleavage showed than I was comfortable with.  I solved that problem by wearing a long style of hair that covered that part of the girls up.  This little number is specially priced at just one linden dollar at LS Diamond’s marketplace shop.  I’m not sure how long this will last, so if you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself, I’d recommend visiting the store soon.

Then Add Some Brilliant Pops of Color

For a jaunty finishing touch, I slipped on the Neon bracelets that I picked up at Zendra for free, just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  This set is so whimsical and cheerful!  A resize script is included so you can adjust the jewelry to fit your avatar.  I had to do that for myself, and it was easy-peasy!  No editing skills required at all.  You can wear the bracelets on both arms as I chose to do, or just one.  I’m including a close up shot below so you can get a better look of this free gift.  It’s a fun throwback to my younger days when I would wear layer upon layer of jelly bangles.

Neon Rainbow

And You are All Set for Spring!

Ok, I am ready (well, more than ready) for spring to arrive.  I’m sure looking forward to shedding my jacket and taking walks in the balmy sunshine.  How about you all?  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Teanna

Top:  LS Diamond Calinda Top (1L on the Marketplace)

Bracelets:  Zendra Bracelet Rubber LED (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Jeans:  Blueberry Mia Jeans

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  (full body shot) Tuty Mocap Animations   (close up) Infiniti Poses

Sim:  La Vie
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All Dressed Up

Dress Me Up

Hello Fabulous Readers! This morning, Ripley came up to me with a gleam in his eye and his tracking harness dangling from his mouth.  With February being so short, I had almost forgotten it is the beginning of March already.  This was the pupster’s way of reminding me that some new hunts have rolled around.  I fastened all the buckles, clipped on his leash, and with the promise of Ripley snacks for a job well done, we hit the trail of the Dress Her Up Hunt.  The theme of this 2L hunt is anything that dresses up your avi or your home, and the object you are looking for is a plum colored, formal dress.

Only Two Lindens?  Yes, Please!

Our first stop was Shae’s Designs where we picked up the ebony-colored Ginger dress.  With three quarter length sleeves, a scooped neckline, and a realistic texture in the fabric, this frock can take you from a casual afternoon to a date night, depending on the accessories you pair with it.  Ginger leaves your shoulders mostly bare, and dips low in the back.  It is designed exclusively for mesh bodies and will fit Slink Hourglass and Physique, as well as Maitreya.  For just 2L, I was able to add a little black dress to my inventory.  Every girl needs a little black dress (or two, or three…).  The hunt runs through March 31st, so you have plenty of time to do some sleuthing of your own.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

To celebrate our find, Ripley and I headed over to the Witchwood sim, where he happily gobbled up his reward, and I soaked up some nature.  Now we are off to seek out our next hunt gift.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Exile Strawberry Wine

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Necklace

Earrings: Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Earrings

Dress:  Shae’s Designs Ginger Dress (hunt gift for the Dress Her Up Hunt – 2L)

Rings:  Meva Julia Bento Rings

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  Witchwood
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