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Misty Summer Morn

Misty Summer Morn

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are pausing during our walk on this misty morning to tell you about a gorgeous dress that I picked it up as a free group gift over at Patty CK Fashion.  It features lacy white fabric accented with bands of geometric patterns in bright, jewel tones.  I just love the contrast between light and dark colors in this frock!  Dora’s off the shoulder design makes it terrific for summer, and maxi dresses are absolutely my favorite go to’s (even in RL).  To pick up a copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Teleport Hub Group, which has a 10L join fee, but as I’ve said before, this is one group that is well worth the investment, because it offers members free gifts across the grid.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

We are off to explore the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Devin’s Eye sim.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier
Hair:  Truth Hair Jamie
Dress:  Patty C.K. Fashion Dora dress (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Necklace:  La Forgia Jewels Primula Necklace (10L on the Marketplace)
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Devin’s Eye

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Oh Baby It’s a Wild World

Tiger Lily

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Ripley and I took a walk in the cool, fragrant woods on the Ren Faire sim.  It sure beat the 113 degrees real life threw my way!  I couldn’t resist posing for a snapshot in front of a bed of tiger lilies.  They echoed the hue of my new dress beautifully.

A Free Gift for a Fabulous Group

Isn’t the “Alone Again” frock a beauty?  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline and slender shoulder straps, it gracefully drapes over your curves.  The neckline in front is quite high, but the back is open and allows the summer breeze to caress your skin.  I just love the vivid hues in the fabric!  The pattern is called “animal,” and I can see the echo of tiger stripes and a leopard print design in the texture.  With fit mesh for classic avatars and mesh body versions, this free gift from Entice is ideal for most avatars.  The designer even included two alphas – one for smaller sizes and one for larger sizes.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply activate the Fabulously Free in SL group tag (it’s completely free to join), and click the vendor.   If you are a fan of bold colors and dramatic textures, this is sure to become a summer favorite!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh
  • Alpha layer for smaller and larger sizes
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS City
Hair:  Magika Good Vibes
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier
Dress:  Entice Alone Again (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL Group – 0L/0L to join)
Bracelets:  EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles in Silver and Flame
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Ren Faire

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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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I’m Secretly a Mermaid

I Wanna Be a Mermaid

Hello Fabulous Readers and Happy Friday!  Ripley and I are STILL trying to escape the extreme heat in RL by visiting beautiful sims in SL.  Today, we headed over to Luane’s World and took a stroll in this flower filled meadow by the water.  Thankfully though, the forecast is predicting cooler temperatures for the weekend.  I don’t know how much cooler, but we will take what we can get!

The Temps Might Be Cooler, But This Dress is HOT!

I have another free strapless mini to share with you today.  This one is probably my most favorite recent addition to my wardrobe!  The Mermaid Dress from Seniha Originals features a sparkly background that fades from a light teal to a gorgeous purply pink at the hemline.  Vertical piping traces your curves and divides the dress into panels.  Since it is accented with a silver diamond pattern, the center section looks a lot like the texture on a mermaid’s tail – the effect is just lovely!  I really like the cutout on the neckline, which allows for a sexy glimpse of cleavage, while still keeping you covered in all the right places.  To scoop up a free copy for yourself, you need to be a member of the Seniha Originals group, but it’s completely free to join.  Plus there are seven other free group gifts that you can pick up as well, so being a member provides a lot of benefits!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

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:  {Limerance} Rina (available at Fameshed)
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Storm
Dress:  Seniha Originals Mermaid Dress (free gift for members of the Seniha Originals group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Escaping That Heat Wave

Blue Stripes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and happy Middle of the Week to you!  I hope your week is going well.  It’s so very hot where I am in RL – we are looking at the highest temperature yet so far this year, with a cautionary heat advisory.  So, Ripley and I decided to escape to the shore in SL and cool down with the help of a salty sea breeze.  Of course, I just had to wear the brand new dress that I picked up for free.

Stripes Go With Everything

I just love the combination of navy with white stripes!  It is just such a classic look that never goes out of style.  My strapless Melanie Blue Stripes mini from Faida is sure to become a summertime favorite.  It’s designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body (no other sizes/styles included), and hugged my curves like a glove.  I decided to pull on a short denim jacket to ward off the dampness in the air, but I could just have easily worn the dress solo.  That way, my shoulders would have been free to soak up some sunshine.  The best part of all – the dress was a free gift just for members of the Teleport Hub group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  It’s one of those groups that I joined long ago, and I’ve picked up so many gifts that the membership fee was well worth the investment.

I’m off for a stroll around the lovely La Vie sim with my best buddy, and will try to forget all about the RL heat wave.  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
Hair:  Argrace Kohaku
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Pearl
Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Denim Jacket in Winter White – 50L on the Marketplace
Dress:  Faida Melanie Blue Stripes (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)
Sandals:  Friday Romy Sandals in natural
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  La Vie
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Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms

Count Your Rainbows Not Your Storms
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope your work week is off to a fantastic start.  I wanted to pop in with a quick post sharing a cute and colorful cropped top that I picked up for free.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

A Rainbow of Colors

My sleeveless top features a high neckline and a hem that falls just above the midsection, which makes it just perfect for summer.  The bold stripes of color are a bright and cheerful reminder that June is Pride Month, a time to promote acceptance of others.  According to bustle.com, the month of June is a time to “envision a future where everyone is respected and accepted.”  I’m happy to show my support for the community by wearing the Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print shirt, which the generous designer is offering as a gift over at Stories & Co.  The free package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M (includes alpha layer)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • VTech

Ripley and I are off to do some housework.   Well, actually, I think Ripley is planning to laze around and watch me vacuum up all of the dog hair he has scattered around, but at least I will have company while I do so ;).  There is a reason why German Shepherds are sometimes referred to as “German Shedders.” Until next time, 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 Polly
Earrings:  Frogstar Akira Feathered Earrings
Top:  Stories&Co. Ami Crop Top Pride Flag Print (free gift – no group required – 0L)
Capris:  Blueberry DWL Jeans
Sandals:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Pose: aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  private location

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A Gown Fit For a Sexy Princess

Pure Elegance
Hello Fabulouses!  Recently Love shared a post about the uber-sexy free gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group from Sexy Princess.  While I was in the shop scooping up the red mini dress for myself, Ripley pointed out another free gift – this gorgeous, white gown.  I couldn’t resist and am excited to tell you about it today.

Elegant and Sophisticated

From its halter style neckline to its sweeping hem, this dress will show off your curves beautifully.  The back swoops down to just below your shoulder blades, allowing your skin to be caressed by the summer breeze.  The fabric features realistic wrinkles at the waistline and a subtle sheen.  It’s both dressy enough for a formal night out, and also simple enough for an afternoon of shopping.  Best of all, it’s a free gift for members of the SL Frees and Offers Group, which is completely free to join.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I’m not sure how much longer this gift will be available, so if you like it as much as I do, I’d recommend a quick trip over to Sexy Princess to pick up a copy for yourself.  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 Soldier
Hair:  Truth Hair Bloom (available at Uber)
Gown:  Sexy Princess Halter Neck Gown (free gift for SL Frees & Offers Group – 0L/0L to join)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Rayne and PetitChat
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Free to Follow the Butterflies

Follow Your Butterflies

Hello Fabulouses!  Have you checked out all the amazing free gifts available to members of the Fabulously Free in SL group?  Love and Pru recently posted about several of them, and inspired me to take a fresh look at the list, which you can find here.  I’m so glad I did because I was able to pick up this lovely outfit from Snowpaws for free!

Introducing…….Colette

Nestled inside the gift box from Snowpaws, the Colette outfit features a wrap-style tie top and a sage green skirt that coordinate beautifully together, but also can be worn separately.  With three quarter length sleeves, a plunging neckline, and a charming botanical print, the top is ideal for warm weather wear.  Its slightly shorter length allows a peek at your midsection.  I like how the skirt’s fabric drapes in loose folds to end just above mid thigh.  The package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Best of all, this outfit can be yours for the grand total of zero linden dollars, since the Fab Free group is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh top and skirt (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

Vintage Locket

Oldie But a Goodie

When I was searching through my inventory for the perfect accessories, I came across this vintage jewelry set from Dark Mouse Jewelry that I had forgotten I had (yes, my inventory is that full, lol).  I slipped it on, and its soft green ribbon was a near perfect match for my new outfit.  I couldn’t find an in-world store, but happily discovered that Dark Mouse Jewelry still has a Marketplace shop, and offers this set for just 50L.

Ripley and I are off to further explore the lovely Butterfly Beach sim.  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
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store Everly Mesh Hair
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier
Jewelry:  Dark Mouse Jewelry Vintage Victorian Locket and Earrings in Silver (50L on the Marketplace)
Top and Skirt:  Snowpaws Colette Tie Top and Skirt (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL group – 0L/0L to join)
Sandals:  Friday Romy Sandals in sage
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  (full body shot) Driftwood II Swing Me Still (on the sim)
(close up) Foxcity
Sim:  Butterfly Beach

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Let’s Dance in the Dalias

You'll Never Walk Alone

Hello Fabulous Readers!  The other day when I was at the Maci shop picking up the two piece swimwear for my last post, I spotted the fabulous Dalia skirt right next to Tropical Playa.  Without batting an eye, I switched to the Fitmesh Fanatics group tag (it’s completely free to join) and scooped up the gift.  With its pink floral motif, soft pleats, and waistline that dips just below the navel, this free mini is perfect for summer days.  Depending on what you pair it with, this little number could take you straight from work to a stroll on the beach….it’s just that versatile!  The box contains classic as well as mesh avatar versions, so you’re just about certain to find the right fit for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • 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:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki
Hair:  Stealthic Cadence
Top:  Blueberry Tank Top
Skirt:  Maci Dalia Skirt (free gift for members of the Fitmesh Fanatics Group – 0L/0L to join)
Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneakers Classic
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Bliss

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Good Vibrations

Tropical

Hello from the tropics, Fabulous Readers!  Won’t you come over to Baja Sands and join me?  After reading Aline’s post the other day, I could almost hear the palm trees rustling in the sea breeze, and got a yearning to dip my toes in some salt water.   After I logged in to SL, a group notice popped up on my screen announcing the latest gift for the Mesh Avatar Appearance Maniacs group, and it happened to be for a sexy two piece bathing suit.  It was meant to be!  I scurried off to the Maci shop, scooped up the giftie, cruised back home to pick up the pupster, then packed our bags for an ocean getaway.

Tropical Vibes

One thing I love about the Playa suit is the pieces can be worn independently, so you can mix and match with other items in your inventory.  Wouldn’t this top look cute with a pair of black capris?  Since I had nothing but sand and sunshine on my mind, I wore the thong and top together, then hit the surf.  With its dangling ties and criss cross openings in the back, the bikini top offers plenty of sensual touches which complement the bright colors and lush print.  I’m sure plenty of admiring glances will be cast your way when you stroll along the shore in this sizzling suit.  To pick up a copy for yourself, teleport over to the Maci store, switch to the MAAM group tag, and tap the vendor.  Although the MAAM Group has a 50L join fee, there are numerous gifts scattered around the grid, so you get a lot in return for becoming a member.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s time to soak up some sunshine and let the gulls and good vibrations carry my stress away.  Until next time, 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:  Argrace Chizuru

Bathing Suit:  Maci Tropical Playa (free gift for Mesh Avatar Appearance Maniacs – 0L/50L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Baja Sands

Song:  (an oldie but a goodie) Good Vibrations by  the Beach Boys

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