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Grumpy Old Saint Nick

You Had Me at Meow

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Since we have been having good luck lately, Ripley and I decided to continue hunting this weekend.  Along the trail of The Grumpy Santa Hunt, we found the cutest silvery romper for just 1 Linden dollar.  This outfit certainly got me in the mood for the song Silver Bells and some holiday shopping.  Well, that is until I went to Walmart in RL, and changed my mind about the shopping part.  The traffic and crowds {shudder} …. bring me shopping on SL any day!

If THIS is What Santa Brings When He’s Grumpy…

…I can’t imagine how wonderful his gifts are when he is chipper!   With large gray snowflakes scattered across a dark silver background and cozy metallic tights, the Kawaii Romper from BlondeQueen has a definite wintry vibe.  I really like the way the material shimmers in the light.  The shirt portion is a tube top style with no sleeves or neckline, so I added a warm fuzzy jacket before heading out to explore the Snow Falls sim.  My feet are covered up by my fur wedge boots, but underneath, the leggings extend all the way past the heel, so your ankles will stay cozy warm no matter how hard Jack Frost tries to chill you.  (The jacket and boots are not part of the prize.)  To grab a copy of this outfit for yourself, all you have to do is teleport to the shop and look for the lump of coal that Santa left.  After that, pay one Linden dollar and you’ll have yourself a merry little outfit.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

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:  IKON Hope Eyes in Quicksilver
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store January Mesh Hair
Jacket:  NOCHE. Christine Fur Coat White
Romper:  BlondeQueen Kawaii Romper (prize in The Grumpy Santa Hunt – 1L)
Necklace:  Izzie’s Snowflake Necklace
Boots:  Plastix Fur Wedge Boot White
Pose:  on the sim
Sim:  Snow Falls

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Down in The Shire

The Elven Way

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  Rip and I are popping in with a quick post featuring a fantastic outfit, which is perfect for role play.  The entire ensemble, from cape to boots, is all included in the prize for The Red Hunt from Feyline Fashions, and it only cost 10L.  The Red Hunt is in support of Team Diabetes of SL, an official and authorized team of the American Diabetes Association.  All proceeds from the hunt go directly to Team Diabetes of SL.  I have several family members in RL who suffer from diabetes, so I am happy to participate in this hunt and pay just 10L each for some fantastic prizes.

The Elven Way

Once I began wearing the different components of the Vashti Anduine outfit, I just knew I was going to wear some fantasy elf ears and head on over to The Shire for an extended visit.  The prize package includes everything I’m wearing in my picture from the necklace and cape right down to the high heel boots.  I love the pairing of deep red and dark blue along with the golden accents.   A collared cape and belly jewel are also tucked inside the box, but I opted not to wear them.  The generous designer included classic avatar versions as well as an Omega Applier, so there is something for everyone in this prize, and you get it all for just 10 Linden dollars.

What’s Included:

  • Omega Applier
  • Top
  • Sleeves
  • Body Veils
  • Cape and Collared Cape version
  • Collar
  • Belt
  • Chest Medallion
  • Necklace
  • Pants
  • Skirt
  • Boots (includes alpha layer and boot base)

Back Down the Hunt Trail We Go

The pupster and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can come across on the trail of The Red Hunt.  We’ll be searching for the red and gray diabetes awareness ribbon.  The hunt, which features red items, runs through right through Diabetes Awareness Month, so you have until November 30th to scoop up some fabulous goodies and support a great cause.  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:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Wasabi Hair India Mesh Hair
Ears:  Mandala Fantasy Elf Ears
Outfit (includes cape and boots):  Feyline Fashions Vashti Anduine (prize for The Red Hunt – 10L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  The Shire
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I’ll Meet You at Low Tide

Boho Beach

Happy Almost-Friday, Fabulouses!  I’m looking forward to a couple of days off when I will have more time to check out all of the amazing bargains over at the Cart Sale currently taking place at The Wash.  I popped in quickly on opening day to take a peek around, and scooped up this lovely teal and purple maxi dress.  It has been a crazy busy work week for me in RL, but when it’s done, Ripley and I are going to enjoy some more budget friendly retail therapy at The Wash.

Boho Beauty

At the Mishmash Fusion cart, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Low Tide Beach Dress.  With a layered, ankle length skirt covered with botanical prints, and a coordinating teal off-the-shoulder bodice, this frock features a free spirited Boho vibe that is perfect for lazy end of summer days.  The combination of colors is just so pretty!  One of the best parts of shopping at The Wash is discovering a number of gorgeous “must haves” for my inventory, but not having to worry that I will break the bank.  This super sweet summer dress came with an equally sweet price tag – just 10 little Linden dollars, which leaves plenty in the coffers for a more leisurely shopping spree over the weekend.  I can hardly wait!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is still wearing his “cone of shame”)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (75L gacha prize)
Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store Allegra Mesh Hair
Dress:  Mishmash Fusion Low Tide Beach Dress (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)
Pose:  Tutys Mocap Animations
Sim:  Luane’s World

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It’s Just So Cute!

Island Breeze

Hello Fabulouses!  Just a quick post from me to share a casual “take it easy” day outfit.  And boy, after the past day in RL, I sure need it!  I had recently purchased a new car after driving the same one for 12 years.  I have had it for 2 weeks, and someone hit it in the parking lot, leaving quite a bit of damage, and no note to claim responsibility.  What a bummer!  At least I could escape to this spectacular island in SL, and chill in my new jumpsuit.  The best part (since I now have to pay my insurance deductible – ouch!) is the outfit was completely free!

Another Dumpster Diving Find

In my last post, I shared a date night outfit with a coordinating men’s suit (it’s here if you missed it).  Stan and I picked them up as part of the Dumpster Diving Hunt that is running until August 31st.  Since we had such great luck at our first stop, Ripley and I decided to continue on down the trail.  At Fukin Cute, we quickly discovered the mini dumpster concealed in the shop and I excitedly teleported home to open the free package.  Nestled inside, the sporty Kardashi jumpsuit promised relaxation and comfort.  With its semi sheer tank style top, gathered waist, and long sleek pants, this little number will have you decked out in style.  The designer even included a HUD that allows you to alter the color of the eye catching stripes that run the entire length of the suit.  I opted for the purple combo, but you have 5 other choices if purple and pink is not your cup of tea.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, 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:  Wasabi Hair Store Deanna
Outfit:  Fukin Cute Kardashi Black (free prize in the Dumpster Diving Hunt – 0L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Isle of Love

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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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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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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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After Yesterday’s Rain

Misty Morning

Happy Monday, Fabulous Readers!  After yesterday’s rain, the dawn arrived with a nearly cloudless sky, so Ripley and I decided to take a journey to Felicite Isle, one of our favorite sims for relaxing.  As small waves lapped against the shore, we paused among some wild flowers to capture a quick photo.

Fresh New Frock for Spring

I decided the other day to re-visit The Free Dove to see if there were any gifts recently made available, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover this free long sleeved dress from AvaGirl.  I’m not sure if it is a new addition to The Free Dove’s line up, or if I just had never seen it before, but once I spotted it, I knew it was destined for my inventory.  Featuring a full skirt that drapes to mid-thigh, a cute little cut out area on my tummy, and buttoned fasteners on the bodice, this frock made a wonderful addition to my spring wardrobe.  Best of all, it is completely free!  You have to be a member of The Free Dove group to pick it up, however, there is no group join fee, so this new outfit will cost you exactly….zero linden dollars.  Now, that’s what I call a budget-friendly option!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Ebody
  • 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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store January Mesh Hair

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Faylinn Flower Charm Necklace

Dress:  AvaGirl Free Dove Gift Dress – (free gift at The Free Dove – 0L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Felicite Isle
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Silver Girl

Silver Girl
Hello there, Fabulous Readers  and Happy Friday at last!  I’m super excited about my post today because Ripley and I have a special surprise to share with you in just a bit.  We hope you enjoy it!

Silky Soft Sweater

I know I’ve blogged about TRS Designs quite a bit lately, but there are so many lovely gifts there that I just can’t resist returning again and again.  My high necked Meghan sweater is my latest Fabulous Find at the shop.  With sleeves that completely cover my wrists and an extra long waistline, I could see myself wearing this top in real life (I can never find sleeves long enough for my arms).  I really like its realistic folded texture and silvery sheen.  This cozy winter top is a free gift for members of the TRS Designs group, which is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

It’s Full Bento and It’s Free?!

This week, I heard about a Bento AO that new residents (under 90 days) can pick up for free at the SEmotion in-world store.  The SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD includes four stand poses, three sits, two ground sits, an athletic jump, Bento hand movements, and a sassy walk animation.  This is one sweet deal!  You haven’t been left out fellas – there is also a male version available.  If you’ve been in SL a bit longer than 90 days, you can scoop up this animation override for just 1 little Linden dollar at the SEmotion Marketplace shop.  It’s really cute!  In order to take advantage of the full Bento capabilities of this HUD, you need a Bento avatar, but I tested it on a classic avatar, and other than the hands being different, it worked just fine.  I knew I wanted to feature this AO in a blog post, but I really didn’t think a still picture would do it justice, so I tried my hand at creating a video about it for you.  It’s my first attempt at vlogging, and I know I have a lot to learn, but I hope you watching enjoy it!

Watch on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgup2GWFdY&feature=youtu.be

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Thank you for reading (and checking out the vlog post).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi // HAIR Store January Mesh Hair

Sweater:  TRS Designs Meghan Sweater Silver (free group gift – 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris White

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Classic

AO:  SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD (free for residents under 90 days/otherwise 1L on the Marketplace)

Pose (Still Picture) Diesel Works

Sim:  (for both still picture and video clip)  Felicite Isle

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Bright Northern Light

Winter's Light

Hello there Fabulouses!  As Ripley and I explored the La Vie sim, we met two sweet new Saint Bernard friends.  As you can see, Gus carries a rescue kit around his neck, so he and Gloria are prepared at any moment to join an SL Search and Rescue team when their services are required.  On this bright and sunny Sunday, it didn’t look like that would be necessary, so they posed with me for a photo op.  Aren’t they just adorable?

Ready to Be Santa’s Helper

My entire outfit today, from my antlers to the tip of my toes is composed of free gifts from *Coco* Designs.  As soon as I saw the Reindeer Headdress, I couldn’t wait to try it on.  What a fun way to get into the holiday spirit!  My over-sized knit sweater features a cozy turtle neck and long, generous sleeves.  I liked how it tucked into the front waistband of my cheery leggings.  With a red and white Nordic-style pattern, these pants coordinated beautifully with my crimson top and slouchy socks.  Through Linden magic, I was able to traipse around all day in just my stockings, and my feet never felt a smidgen of melted snow … pretty amazing, am I right? 😉  To scoop up this look for yourself, simply head on over to the shop, activate the *Coco* Update Group tag (it’s completely free to join) and tap the vendors.  Easy peasy!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink
  • Maitreya

As soon as I pop our wish lists in the mailbox for Old Saint Nick, the pupster and I will bid farewell to our new pals, and continue exploring this lovely sim.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YourSkin and YourShape Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi Hair Store January Mesh Hair

Antlers/Ears:  *Coco* Designs Reindeer Headdress (free group gift for *Coc0* Update Group – 0L/0L to join)

Outfit:  *Coco* Designs Gift Over-sized Sweater, Knit Leggings and Slouchy Socks (free group gift for *Coc0* Update Group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  La Vie

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