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Sweet April Showers

April Showers

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  While out on our evening jaunt that I mentioned in my last post, the pupster and I decided to check out the April Showers Hunt.  I am so glad we did because over at C!L Boutique, we discovered a gorgeous gown in a lovely soft teal shade, called “rain.”  Let me tell you, this stunner is well worth the small 1L price!

Ready for Dancing in the Rain

With an empire waist and a full length skirt, this frock will have you ready for formal events.  The bodice features a whimsical spiral design which draws the eyes upward to your bare shoulders.  If the evening is chilly or April showers begin to fall, don’t worry, because the generous designer tucked a cloak and a Victorian style umbrella into the package to shield you from the elements.  I opted not to wear them for my photo, but they add a vintage appeal to the outfit.   Also included (but not worn for my picture) a sheer veil can be worn over the skirt, which is quite pretty.  With classic and mesh body versions, this dollarbie hunt prize is a perfect addition to any girl’s wardrobe.  The April Showers Hunt runs until April 30th, and offers a myriad of prizes, all for 1L.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Until my next post, happy 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:  Truth Hair Caralisa

Jewelry:  Cae Entwined Collection

Gown:  C!L Boutique Empire Mesh Gown Rain (hunt prize for the April Showers Hunt – 1L)

Pose:  Apple Spice Poses

Sim:  Lost Town La Citta’ Perduta

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Butterfly Meadow

Butterfly Fields
Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope your week is going well.  Just like Aline in her post {here}, I would love to attend Coachella, but the closest I will get is this meadow in Second Life.   It’s not even remotely similar to a cacti-studded location, but I get my fill of the desert in real life, so it’s all good!  At least I can enjoy the meandering butterflies and spring temperatures in an adorable free shirt.

A Little Bit Boho

This white and pink peasant top from Ever An’ Angel features long, flowing sleeves, a striped midsection, and a cute column of buttons topped off  by a jaunty bow.  I love way the off-the-shoulder style allows me to soak up some sun rays, and the generous cut provdes freedom of movement.  I opted to pair the aptly named Coachella top with capris in a blush pink shade, but I could have easily created another fun look with jeans or a flowing maxi skirt instead.  This flexible piece can go from uber casual to dressy, depending on how you accessorize.  The gift package includes varieties for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Best of all, you can scoop it up as a free gift just for being a member of the Ever An’ Angel group.  There is a 100L cost to join, but this one time fee makes you eligible for this and future group gifts.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

As the sun has been setting behind me, the Pupster has started pacing back and forth.  He can only take so much of this sitting around, watching butterflies dance about.  This young whippersnapper is raring to go on his evening jaunt, so I’d better oblige.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Truth Hair Farryn

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)

Top:  Ever An’ Angel Coachella Blouse (free group gift for Ever An’ Angel group – 0L/100L to join)

Pants:  Just Because Jen Capris

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  Entangled Poses

Sim:  Kaleidoscope Island

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Date Night Ready!

Black Lace

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  I have lots of things to get accomplished in RL today, but wanted to publish a quick post that features this sweet black lacy concoction. The Iris Dress is just perfect for a Saturday night date, and it’s free!

All Dolled Up

With sexy cut outs in the sides that show off a glimpse of skin and translucent lace, your avatar will look fantastic in this sexy frock.  Best of all, you won’t have to spend a fortune to look fabulous!  I love the floral pattern and the asymmetrical hemline of the skirt in my new dress.  While out in public, I made strategic use of the alpha layer of my Maitreya body to ensure my bits were concealed, but when back at home after a date night, the alpha layer won’t be needed! 😉 The free package includes both red and black versions of this mini for classic as well as mesh avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, simply teleport over to Julia’s Scandal, activate the group tag (it’s completely free to join!), and tap the vendor.  You (and your date) will glad you did!

What’s Included:

  • Classic Avatar (in black and red)
  • Alpha layer
  • Ebody (in black and red)
  • Freya (in black and red)
  • Hourglass (in black and red)
  • Maitreya (in black and red)
  • Physique (in black and red)
  • Venus (in black and red)

The pupster and I are off to complete as many errands and household chores as we can.  We’ll be back soon with another Fabulous Find.  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:  Magika Delight

Dress:  Julia’s Scandal Iris Dress (free group gift for Julia’s Scandal Store Group – 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Purple Poses

Sim:  Winter Moon

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Beach More, Worry Less

Salt in the Air

Hello there, Fabulouses!  It was one of those days in real life when the day to day stresses seemed to pile up on my shoulders, and all I wanted to do was escape to the shore.  Since I am a long way from the ocean, Ripley and I did the next best thing……we escaped to NorderNey in Second Life.  Of course, I had to wear the newest addition to my summery wardrobe – a free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group.

Like the Sea – Wild and Free

This beautiful Turquesa Boho Beach Dress from Poeme is perfect for soaking up some sunshine in the salty air.  It features slender spaghetti straps, a comfy casual cut, and a soft pale teal hue.    I really like the intricate white pattern which is swirled across the fabric.  The free gift package also includes a pair of Mandala Turquoise earrings that coordinate perfectly with the outfit.  With versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, this warm weather frock is sure to fit most.  To add Turquesa to your SL closet, simply teleport over to Poeme, activate your Teleport Hub group tag, and tap the vendor.  If you’re not already part of the group, membership costs only 10L, and includes gifts around the grid.  It’s so worth the fee!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitted mesh
  • Standard mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Mandala Turquoise Earrings also included

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 Caralisa

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Outfit (includes earrings):  Poeme Turquesa Boho Beach Dress (gift for members of the Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  NorderNey

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A Gem of a Find

Opal

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are having a super weekend.  I’ve been feeling under the weather in RL for the past few days, but I’m finally getting better.  What is it about spring colds?  With the warmer weather, I thought I was in the clear as far as viruses go, but Mother Nature proved me wrong.  Ripley has been raring to go for his regular walks, so we decided to venture further down the trail of the Grow Your Awareness Hunt.  We have two more prizes to share with you tonight.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

The Hues of the Opal…

Both of my items today can be found in the Little Black Dress shop.  The generous designer has set out not one, but two free hunt gifts for the Grow Your Awareness Hunt.  First, the gorgeous Opal Dress features a sleeveless design, v-shaped neckline, and a figure flattering cut.  A pretty midsection accentuates your waist, and then flows down into a loosely ruffled skirt, which ends at mid thigh.  I love the iridescent floral pattern scattered across the raven colored background.  On higher graphics settings, you can see a myriad of colors in the design; on lower settings, the flowers are a pale silvery gray, which is also quite lovely.  You can add this frock to your spring wardrobe for free once you locate the hunt object in the shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

…And the Petals of a Blossom

My elegant Enamel Flower Necklace is also concealed in the store.  I love the large, eye catching blossom suspended on a delicate silver chain.  The center stone can be easily customized with a few clicks of the mouse via a built in menu.  I opted for onyx, but there are 11 other selections to choose from, which makes this a versatile piece of jewelry.  I think it pairs beautifully with the Opal Dress, but I can also see myself wearing it with other outfits, too.  For just the cost of your time searching in the shop, you can scoop up a free new bauble for your collection.

I hope you get a chance to spend some time yourself wandering down the Grow Your Awareness Hunt path.  There are many eye catching delights just awaiting discovery.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Hair:  Exile Sure, Jan

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Little Black Dress Enamel Flower Necklace (free prize in the Grow Your Awareness Hunt – 0L)

Dress:  Little Black Dress Opal Dress (free prize in the Grow Your Awareness Hunt – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Winter Moon

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Growing My Awareness

Rockin' the Polka Dots

Hello there, Fabulouses, and Happy April!  It’s always so exciting to have a new month roll around, so my pal Ripley and I can dust off his tracking harness and hit the trail.  My outfit today is from an April hunt that is not only fun, but also works to raise awareness about Autism, which affects 1 in 50 children.  I am so happy to do my part to support MixMatchMissy with this endeavor.  Her goal with this hunt is to encourage people to “pay it forward by thinking of how you can assist at least one person with autism into feeling safe, included, and valued.”  If you’d like to learn more about Autism or the Grow Your Awareness Hunt, please take a moment to visit MixMatchMissy’s blog post about the topic.

Rockin’ the Polka Dots

This adorable crimson frock with white polka dots from Thirteen is just simply adorable!  I love, love, love the cut out section in the front that allows for a peek at your midsection, and the high cut sides.  Playful spaghetti straps and a back that dips just below your shoulder blades round out the look.  Its eye catching color combination is sure to raise your spirits.  The prize package includes versions for mesh avatars.  Best of all, you can add this fun dress to your spring wardrobe completely for free once you locate the hunt object concealed within the shop.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Venus

This hunt runs until the end of April, and contains lots of beautiful gifts.  Many of them are free, and some cost 1 Linden dollar, but are well worth the teensy cost.  The pupster and I are going to continue on with the hunt, and look forward to sharing some more Fabulous Finds with you soon.  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:  Truth Hair Lady

Dress:  Thirteen Darla Women’s Mesh Dress (free prize in the Grow Your Awareness Hunt – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Lucy Heels

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Bailey’s Norge
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Looking For the Land of Rainbows

Dappled Sunlight

Happy Middle of the Week, Fabulous Readers!  I’m looking forward to the upcoming three day weekend, and I sure hope you have some extra time off as well.  Today, the pupster and I traveled to the Land of Rainbows, and sought out colorful Easter eggs, which are hidden throughout the sim.  There are gifts for both men and women in this hunt, and they are all completely free!

Sweet Spring Mini

One of the eggs in the Land of Rainbows Easter Egg hunt contained this adorable Iris Dress, which is a free gift from Wicca’s Wardrobe.  Featuring a high neckline secured with thin straps, a decorative waistband, and a dramatically low back, this pretty floral frock is perfect for the warm spring days to come.  I love the added touch of the dangling straps down my back.  Although there were no sizes for classic avatars, this fresh little number fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body perfectly.  Best of all, when you locate the Easter egg from Wicca’s Wardrobe, you can add Iris to your spring wardrobe for free!  The hunt runs until April 6th, so you still have plenty of time to hit the trail.

Mesh Body Compatibility: 

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

I know a certain someone who is looking for some quality men’s outfits to blog, so I’d better run and give him a chance to do some egg hunting of his own.  Until next time, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki
Hair:  Magika Reading
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Necklace:  Suga-Suga S e a r e n Diamond Necklace (free gift/no group required – 0L/0L)
Dress:  Wicca’s Wardrobe Iris Dress (free hunt prize in the Land of Rainbows Easter Egg Hunt – 0L)
Rings:  Meva Julia Bento Rings
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  La Vie

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Looking for a Black Rose

BlackRose

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  Ripley and I were lucky enough to have some spare time to spend wandering the grid, and came across a beautiful frock to share with you today.  We hope you like it!

Fabulous and Free Frock

Just for being a member of the Fab Free group, you can scoop up this teal colored Lena dress over at BlackRose for the low price of………zero linden dollars.  Featuring criss-crossed shoulder straps , a curve-hugging design, and a hemline that falls to the knees, this baby will take you from a casual day look straight on into date night.  I love the realistic folds in the fabric and its flattering fit.  The deep hue will complement just about any skin tone, and its budget-friendly price tag will bring a smile to your face.  The package includes sizes for classic as well as mesh bodies.  Since the Fab Free group has no join fee, you can add this lovely outfit to your wardrobe completely for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Well, that’s a wrap for today.  It’s time to head out grocery shopping before the snowbirds fill the aisles, and thereby double the amount of time it takes to complete this weekly chore.  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:  Sintiklia Peony
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Dress:  BlackRose Lena (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L join fee)
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Whimberly

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A Crown of Daisies

She Carried Magic Secrets in Her Eyes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  As the weekend is wrapping up, I wanted to pop in quickly and share a couple of Fabulous Finds with you.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

She Wore Flowers in Her Hair

Ripley and I headed over to the Medieval Fantasy Fair, and he helped me locate this free gorgeous Daisy Wreath.  The cheerful yellow flowers and bright green leaves lifted my spirits as soon as I put it on.  It fit perfectly over my Ophelia hair from Truth, but it comes with full editing rights, so you can stretch it if need be.  Best of all, once we located the hunt object, a moon with a star and a cloud, it was completely free.  The only cost was a little bit of our time spent searching…. which I didn’t mind at all.  After you arrive at the Fair, head to the Lunaria booth, and the prize is hidden inside.

She Wore Flowers in Her Hair

Bold Floral Print

To coordinate with my lovely daisy crown, I wanted to find a yellow dress, and it took me a few days to settle on just the right frock.  Over at Legendaire, I spotted the Susan Maxi Dress, which comes with a texture change HUD packed with ten choices for the main body of the dress, and 20 options for the bodice section, all for just 59L.  With so many textures to choose from, it was like getting a whole bundle of dresses in one box.  A leather purse is also included, but I decided not to wear it for my photos.  Although I donned the mesh body version, the package also contains mesh for classic avatars as well.  I love wearing maxi dresses in RL, and was thrilled to find such a pretty one in my SL travels.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venusen

I hope your week gets off to a fantastic start tomorrow.  It’s back to the grindstone for me, and back to guard dog duties for the pupster.  Sometimes I find myself wondering during the day exactly what he is doing.  I have a feeling he spends a lot of his time snoozing until the cats decide to have some fun.  One of my cats, Loki, seems to enjoy teasing poor Ripley from the other side of the gate.  It would be interesting to have a camera set up to catch some footage…

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 Ophelia
Head Wreath:  Lunaria Daisy Wreath (free gift at the Medieval Fantasy Fair – 0L)
Dress:  Legendaire Susan Maxi Dress (59L)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Private Location

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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

In the Pink

Hello Fabulouses!  It must be those blush colored tulips from my post {here} left me with pink on my mind, because today’s outfit continues that theme.  Like Loki, the pupster and I are working our way through the Glam or Grunge Hunt, and finding some wonderful goodies along the way.

In the Pink

We discovered my one shouldered Simple Chicness Gown at OMG! Inc.  For just one Linden dollar, I came away with a lovely formal frock complete with a HUD packed with ten options for colors.  I selected this pretty rose hue, but if pink is not your style, OMG! Inc. has you covered.  Featuring a long skirt, low waistline, and realistic wrinkles in the texture, this elegant dress is perfect for a date night or a casual stroll with your bff.  Although there were no mesh body versions in the gift box, I was able to adjust the alpha layer on my Maitreya Lara body to get a perfect fit.

Sizes Included:

  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L

Feeling Just Like a Princess

In addition to my new gown, I also picked up a gorgeous hairstyle as a free group gift over at Clawtooth.  This new ‘do features the Essentials HUD with 16 texture choices.  I love the simple floral headband which is included as well.  I opted for pink blossoms, but could have easily gone with one of five other selections.  You can even change the texture of the band itself to either yellow, white, in addition to the green I am wearing.  In order to pick up this hairstyle for yourself, you need to be a member of the Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group, however, there is no join fee, so your new tresses will be completely free.  I’m not sure how much longer the Princess Bride Group Gift will be available, so if you want to scoop up a copy for yourself, don’t delay.

Well, that wraps up my Fabulous Finds for today.  Ripley and I will be out and about searching for more budget friendly items to share with our favorite readers.  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:  Clawtooth The Princess Bride (free group gift for members of Clawtooth by Clawtooth Update Group – 0L/0L to join)
Dress:  OMG! Inc.  Simple Chicness Gown (prize for Glam or Grunge Hunt – 1L )
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Apple Spice Poses
Sim:  La Vie

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