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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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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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