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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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A Moment of Peace

Peace

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I have family arriving from out of town tonight, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share a budget friendly hunt find that I picked up for just one Linden dollar.  Since Stan had such good luck at the Peace by Peace 2 Hunt, I decided to give it a go myself, and came away with the Gloria outfit from Sweet E’s Designs.  With its floral skirt and coordinating short sleeve top, this outfit had me instantly ready for summery weather.  The shirt features a scoop-style neckline adorned with a narrow string tied in a bow.  The mini skirt, with its column of four buttons and four pockets, rides low on your hips and hugs your curves.  Since the outfit contains both classic and mesh avatar versions, I’m sure you will find just the right fit for you.  To pick up this complete outfit for yourself, teleport over to the store and search for the puzzle piece hidden in the store.  The hunt sign out front has a hint giver, which I found pretty handy.  Since the hunt concludes on June 3rd, you still have plenty of time left.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

After my peaceful moment at Butterfly Beach, it’s time to round up Ripley, and head off to the airport.  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 Soldier
Hair:  Stealthic Ascension
Outfit:  Sweet E’s Designs Gloria Shirt and Skirt (prize in the Peace by Peace 2 Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  Fri.day Romy Sandals
Pose:  Revival Wood Shelter (on the sim)
Sim:  Butterfly Beach

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She Dreams in Shades of Blue

Behind These Hazel Eyes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers, and happy Middle of the Work Week to you!  I’m popping in with a quick post to share a lace trimmed crop top that you can pick up as a free group gift.  Featuring a sleeveless design, a soft dusky blue, and white piping on the loosely cut hemline, the Elisi top is perfect for warm summer days.  I thought the hue coordinated well with a worn pair of denim shorts, but if you’d prefer a different shade, the designer thoughtfully tucked a texture change HUD in the gift box.  Although you can’t see it in my snapshot, there is a delicate criss-cross lacing detail in the back that is just so pretty!  With versions for multiple body types, as long as you have a mesh avatar (no classic styles are included), I think you will be able to find the ideal fit for you.  To add this sweet shirt to your summer wardrobe, teleport over to Nessmarket, activate the group tag (there’s just a teensy 5L join fee) and click the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Altamura
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

It’s time for me to once again rescue seagulls from the pupster’s undivided attention.  He thinks they are having great fun with him, but I’m not so sure they share his point of view.  I hope the rest of your week provides you with calm waters and smooth sailing.  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 Nazuna

Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes Gacha 06 Hazel (in store Gacha – 75L per play)

Top:  Nessmarket Elisi Top (free gift for members of the Nessmarket.com VIP group – 0L/5L to join)

Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts Light Blue

Pose:  Exposeur Poses and Props

Sim:  Baja Sands

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Wandering in a Field of Flowers

Flirty Summer Style

Hello Fabulouses, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  I had a lovely weekend with my family in RL, and I hope you did as well!  My daughter surprised me with a mason jar full of small pieces of paper on which she had written reasons why she loves me.  It must have taken so long for her to make it, and I’m sure it will be a real pick me up on the days I’m feeling down.  RL aside, I’m excited to tell you about this sweet floral and denim outfit that I picked up as a free group gift.

Flirty Summer Style

AMUI’s bandeau style sleeveless top and maxi skirt are packed with details such as the ruffled trim on the shirt, an embroidered design near the edge, and dangling ties.  I really like the juxtaposition of worn denim and the flower patterned fabric.  Straightaway, the bright hues and cheery blooms caught my eye, and I knew I had to add the “Lindy” top and skirt to my summer wardrobe.  Luckily, it’s set out as a free group gift for members of the AMUI Group, and since the join fee was only 25L, it was a budget friendly fabulous find.  The package includes versions for popular mesh bodies, but no classic avatar styles.  Since the pieces can be worn separately, it will be fun to mix and match with other items of clothing in my inventory.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley is raring to go for his evening walk, and since we had quite pleasant temperatures today, we’d better get out and enjoy it while we can.  Last week, we hit record high temperatures, so it’s nice to have a respite from the heat.  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 (includes hat):  Truth Hair Jacica (first blogged {HERE} by Love)

Outfit:  AMUI Lindy Top and Skirt (free gift for members of the AMUI Group – 0L/25L to join)

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  La Clef Des Champs

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Treat Yourself Tuesday

Lost in Dreams

Hello Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are hanging out at the shore after a fun shopping spree down at the Sunny Side Up Sale at The Wash.  If you haven’t checked out the event yet, you really should.  There are sooooo many wonderful budget friendly finds there!  In fact, I picked up my outfit today at the Finale Couture cart for just 10L.

Comfy Casual

With its sassy crop top and cozy, almost harem style pants, Finale Couture’s Celia outfit is right up my alley.  I love the way the legs are generously cut and gathered into soft folds at the ankle.  A pale, ivy green fabric accented with white batik or tie dye style motifs on the bottoms creates a soft color scheme that will flatter your avi.  You can’t really see the detail in the texture on the shirt due to the angle in my photo, but it features realistic wrinkles which emphasize your figure.   This set for mesh body avatars is perfect for a relaxing day spent lounging at the beach, hanging out with friends, or shopping at The Wash for more fabulous finds!  The event continues until May 16th, which leaves plenty of time for some retail therapy!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • 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 Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  La Forgia Jewels Love Tribe Necklace (10L on the Marketplace)

Outfits:  Finale Couture Celia Top and Pants (at the Cart Wash sale – 10L)

Pose:  Goose – Dreaming on the Rocks (located on the sim)

Sim:  Les Reves Perdus

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Visiting a Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Hello Fab Free!  I’m just popping in with a quick post about a free complete outfit that you can pick up just for being a member of Fabulously Free in SL.  Since the group is completely free to join, this ensemble will cost you exactly zero Linden dollars – now that’s what I call a budget friendly, fabulous find!  My strapless bandeau top and jeans capris from Alias also includes the black high heel sandals in the picture.  A HUD with 15 options for textures, and a rainbow of color choices for the top enables you to fully customize to your heart’s desire.   I can see myself wearing this outfit over and over throughout the summer!  With wide cuffs that fall below the knee, and a fun chain-style belt, the soft grayish-blue capris will coordinate well with a variety of other tops, which enhances the versatility of this free gift.  Since the package includes versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, it’s a definite must have for your summer wardrobe!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

I’m off to round up the pupster who wandered off exploring while I paused to snap my photo.  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 (available at The Seasons Story)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1

Outfit:  Alias Hope PT 1 {includes top, capris AND heels!} – (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Lemon Beach

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C’est La Vie

La Vie

Hello Fabulous Readers, and Happy Sunday!  As you can see, Ripley and I had a lazy morning over on the La Vie sim today.  I tossed some crumbs to this adorable gaggle of geese while the pupster supervised, making sure no Ripley snack pieces were in the mix.  What a lovely way to start the day!

As Luck Would Have It

Yesterday, I shared a group gift that I had picked up over at Zoom Design.  When I went back to the store to pick up the landmark for my post, I happened to glance over at the group only Lucky Boards, and was thrilled to see a “K” appear.  Quick as a wink, I tapped the board, and became the proud new owner of this Gizele Outfit.  The free package included a separate crop top, skirt, and four texture color change HUD.  I chose the black floral design, but could have gone with solid black, solid brown or a brown floral pattern.  The top includes lacing which criss-crosses through golden eyelets; it’s sexy, yet keeps you covered in all the right places.  The skirt reaches to almost knee length and features a slit in the side.  In the photo, it appears like there are two slits, but that is an illusion created by the sit position – there is actually just one slit on the left side.  Sorry about that, but I just love the romantic nature of the pose in the swing, so I opted to go with this photo, and explain about the skirt.  To pick up a copy of this sweet outfit for yourself, simply teleport over to the shop, switch to the Zoom Designs group tag, and cross your fingers.  Hopefully your special letter will appear quickly!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

New Tresses

On Friday, I received a group notice from the Olive VIP group regarding a new release, so I popped over to the shop to take a look.  While there, I scooped up some of the VIP gift hairs on the shelf and noticed the Aries style, which is part of the Zodiac Collection.  This gorgeous, full, side-parted, shoulder length style frames the face in luxurious waves.  The free gift package for group members includes a FULL fat pack of color options, so it’s a wonderful treat.  Also on the shelf, you’ll find the newest group gift, an updo called Skee, as well as a variety of other free items.  If you are not a group member, you can purchase the Aries Zodiac Collection at the store.

The crumbs have all been gobbled up, the geese have dispersed, and Ripley is giving me that “I’m STARVING!” look with his deep chocolate eyes.  He WAS a good boy, and made no move to “share” the breadcrumbs with the birds, so it’s time to head on home, and reward his model behavior.  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:  Olive the Zodiac Collection Aries Hair (free group gift for Olive VIP Group – 0L/500L to join)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Dark Desire Choker

Top:  Zoom Design Gizele Outfit (free Lucky Board Prize for members of Zoom Design – 0L/99L to join)

Skirt:  Zoom Design Gizele Outfit (free Lucky Board Prize for members of Zoom Design – 0L/99L to join)

Heels:  KC Couture Mary Heels (75L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Tarte Garden Swing (on La Vie sim)

Sim:  La Vie

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Zoom to the Beach

Zoom to the Beach

Happy Weekend, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided on a getaway to the beach, and journeyed over to the sandy shore at the Luane’s World for a little bit of R&R.  While he is off chasing sea gulls, I thought I’d tell you about a free outfit that I picked up as a group gift.

She’s a Little Bit Foxy

My strappy top and jeans came paired together in the same package that I scooped up for free over at Zoom Design.  This outfit is perfect for an impromptu spring day spent strolling along the beach, and came with two color change HUDS (one each for the top and pants), so you can select your favorite hue.  With six options for the jeans and top, you can create a multitude of combinations, so it’s like getting a bunch of outfits all rolled into one free box.  With classic as well as mesh body versions, this is a versatile gift that will make a terrific addition to anyone’s spring wardrobe.  To scoop up a copy for yourself, simply head over to Zoom Design, activate the group tag, and click the vendor.  There is a 99L join fee, but with membership, you have access to group only lucky and midnight mania boards, as well as an assortment of group gifts.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (for both jeans and top)
  • Alpha layers for jeans and top for classic avatars
  • Jeans:  Belleza, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Top:  Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, TMP, Venus

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:  Elikatira Kabrina

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Outfit:  Zoom Design Foxy Outfit (free gift for members of the Zoom Design Group – 0L/99L to join)

Sandals:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops

Sim:  Luane’s World

Pose:  Driftwood II  (located at the Luane’s World Sim)

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Chilly Gray Dawn

Gray Dawn

Hello there Fabulous Readers!  It was a bit of a chilly spring morning, so I sure was glad to have my new warm sweater and vest combination to wear on my walk with Ripley.  This lovely top is the latest free group gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL from Loordes of London, and it can be worn solo as a dress or paired with leggings as I chose to do for my photo.  I love the deep crimson hue of the sweater and the playful folds in the extra long vest.  The free Exeter gift box includes sizes for classic avatars as well as mesh body versions.  At first, I didn’t think I would be able to use this cute combination because there wasn’t a copy specifically made for the Maitreya mesh body, but by wearing the Freya style and adjusting my alpha layer, I achieved a perfect fit.   I’m so glad I was able to pick up this cozy top/dress for the grand total of zero linden dollars!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L for classic avatars
  • Alpha layer
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus

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:  Exile Strawberry Wine

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Loordes of London The Exeter (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Pants:  R.icielli IMOGEN Leggings

Boots:  ROC Suede Fringed Boots

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Isle of May

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