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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I sure had a scare as visited the Halloweentown Sim.  There we were, just minding our own business, when I heard the crunch of gravel behind us.  Each of us froze, and silently stared at the other.  “Did you hear that?” my eyes sent a telepathic message to the pupster.  “Uh huh,” he silently agreed.  I turned and looked behind us, but saw nothing except the darkness and empty night air.  As soon as we started walking once again, the dreadful noise continued, edging closer and closer.  I whipped around, and as you can see, my brave defender hightailed it for safer ground while I was left cringing in fear.  To his credit, when he realized I wasn’t running beside him, Ripley did return, though.  He let loose a ferocious growl, which startled the shambling skeleton just long enough for me to gather my wits and take off, running full speed, with canine feet churning up the ground with me.  Luckily, we were able to escape just in the nick of time!

A Halloween Sweater for A Frightful Adventure

The evening was brisk, but I stayed toasty warm in my Tasha Halloween Variation sweater from Elgund and Nilsson at The Cart Wash.  With cheerful pumpkin and cat faces, stars, and moons scattered across a charcoal background, I was perfectly outfitted for the upcoming holiday.  I love the thick, chunky knit of this long sweater.  All I needed to complete my look as a pair of tights and long leather boots.  Best of all, this cozy pullover is a free gift for the Tenth Anniversary of the Cart Wash, which you can find in the small green box embellished with a pink ribbon in front of the vendor display.  Simply right click and buy for 0L.  Easy peasy!

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • alpha layer for classic avatars

I hope that is the last Ripley and I will see of wandering skeletons.  Our encounter was far too close for comfort!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Hair:  Magika Honey Whiskey

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Sweater:  Elgund & Nilsson Tasha Woolen Sweater Halloween Variation (free gift at The Cart Wash – 0L)

Tights:  Izzie’s High Waisted Tights

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis Boots (free group gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions- 0L/0L to join –  first blogged in my post {HERE})

Pose:  Lost Angel Industries Halloween Poses – The Victim (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Halloweentown

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Witches Brew

Witches Brew

I should have listened to Love’s advice in her post {HERE}.  “Be careful what you conjure, witches,” she said.  I thought I read the spell correctly.  I really did………but somehow, I turned my pal Ripley into his arch-enemy…….a cat!  See him perched up there on my shoulder?  See that look on his face?  He is NOT happy…….not one little bit!  I am hoping that one of our Fabulous Readers can point me to the antidote.   Either that, or perhaps Love can help me out…

It All Started At The Cart Wash

As the pupster and I unpacked our Cart Wash boxes, I began with this adorable silver Cobwebbed Mini Dress from MishMash Fusion, which is a one of 11 shades in the MishMash Fusion gacha machine.  This strapless frock features an all-over spiderweb print, which is adorned with a black ruffled trim and waistband.  As soon as I put it on, I fell in love with the loose-fitting skirt, which has plenty of extra fabric for it to swish with each step.  The package contains standard fitted mesh as well as versions for mesh bodies, so I’m sure you will find the perfect fit for your avatar.   At only 20L per play, you can easily stock up on a variety of colors.

What’s Included:

  • Standard Fitted mesh
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Ebody
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

Along Came a Spider

With the web pattern on my new dress, I couldn’t resist an arachnid-style necklace.  For just 1L on the Marketplace, I scooped up this Spider Necklace for Woman from La Forgia Jewels.  This bauble features onyx, moonstone and steel beads, and a spider pendant in the center.  I thought it complemented my new frock well, and the price was just right!

I Needed Just One More Item…

The only thing missing was a witch hat (not a witch CAT, but a witch HAT).  I set up my cauldron, pulled out all the ingredients, and began the incantation…  Then, it happened; just when I chanted the words, my nose twitched and I sneezed a great sneeze!  A green mist floated up from the brew, and when it cleared, instead of a HAT, I had a very annoyed former-German-Shepherd-now-CAT glaring at me.  “I-I-I-I’ll make it right, Buddy.  I promise!” I stammered.

So, you see my dilemma, Fabulouses.  I picked up a terrific mini dress and necklace for a grand total of just 21L, but I also made a HUGE mistake in my magic spell.  If anyone knows the antidote, Ripley and I will sure appreciate your assistance.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is sadly shaking his head and whimpering for help)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Hair:  Elikatira Mabel

Dress:  Mish Mash Fusion (Gacha prize at The Cart Wash Sale – 20L per play)

Cat:  JIAN Pudgy Persians Black Shoulder Kitten (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Botanica Holiday Home and Garden

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Ready to Rumble!

Ready to Rumble

Hello Fabulous Readers!  After another successful shopping expedition at The Cart Wash, Ripley and I went off exploring the grid, and came across this rugged group of cats at the Tralala’s Diner sim.  They look ready to rumble, don’t you think?  Needless to say, we were glad to be behind them, rather than in front!  We donned our fiercest faces, and posed with them for a photo-op, but I have to be honest, we were pretty nervous the entire time!  Fortunately for us, we were able to take our leave shortly after snapping this picture.

Camo-Cutie

My bright pink Camo Cargo Pants and Hoodie from Arctic Storm, didn’t disguise my presence, but they made me look adorable!  (By the way, if you’d prefer a more traditional green camo outfit, Arctic Storm has you covered!)  The warm, hooded jacket, and belted trousers sport a matching print, while the coal-colored pockets on the pants echo the hue of my crop top.  Sturdy black laced boots (also included in the package) complete my ensemble.  This was not a typical look for Ripley and I, and it sure was fun to change things up a bit.  Plus, I think the “Pink Power” outfit earned us some much needed respect from the band of ferocious felines we encountered in our journey!  For only 10L, Ripley and I scored a playful outfit, and came away with a once-in-a-lifetime photo!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh pants in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Cargo pants for Freya, Isis, Venus, Ebody, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and TMP
  • Mesh hoodie in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer
  • Cargo Black Boots (includes alpha layer)

If you haven’t ventured down to The Cart Wash to see all the budget-friendly offerings there, I’d highly recommend a trip.  Ripley and I are busy unpacking our purchases and will return soon with another Fabulous Find to share with you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Margo Catwa Applier

Hair:  Magika Checkpoint

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Necklace:  Ronsem Shadow Lord Choker

Outfit:  Arctic Storm Pink Power Cargo Camo (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Pose:  Primavera Sit Pose01 (I am not sure if this is still available as I could not find the store – sorry)

Sim:  Tralala’s Diner

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Close Your Eyes

You Can Close Your Eyes

Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising,

so this old world must still be spinning ’round, and I sill love you.

So, close your eyes.  You can close your eyes; it’s all right…

Hello again, Fabulous Readers!  My first stop at The Cart Wash Sale was the Baci Shop display, where I found the Last Leaves Dress that I blogged about {HERE}.  Ripley and I planned to start checking out the rest of The Cart Wash, but before we began our journey, I couldn’t resist scooping up another Fabulous Find from the Baci Shop, this gorgeous sweater dress.

Visiting the Baci Shop, Again

With rich tones, long sleeves and a chunky knit, this frock will keep me toasty warm well into autumn.  I love the bright pops of color in the simple flowers, which contrast beautifully against the ombre background of the “Again” dress.   Its snug fit draws attention to my curves in all the right places.  I could see myself sporting this dress in RL as well as SL, if only temperatures were below the 90’s.  (Hang in there, Kat, we’ll get there….).  Priced at only 10L, this budget-friendly, gorgeous sweater dress will snuggle you in warmth and style, while leaving plenty of spare linden dollars for more Cart Wash finds.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

So Many More Discoveries to Make…

With two Fabulous Finds just from one vendor at The Cart Wash, Ripley and I are eager to explore further.  I’m sure we will be back soon!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Hair:  Argrace Haruka

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Earrings:  Earthstones Mesilla Hoops (old rezday gift from Abraxxa Anatine)

Dress:  Baci Shop Again Dress (10L at The Cart Wash)

Pose:  FOXCITY Long Grass Bento Pose (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Tavana Island

Song on my mind:  You Can Close Your Eyes by James Taylor

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Bringing a Bit of Summer Into Fall

The Last Leaves
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw Love’s post {HERE} saying that some displays at The Cart Wash are already set up, Ripley and I teleported on over to check things out.  I always look forward to the sales at the Wash, and with this being the 10th anniversary, I was super excited!  My first stop was the Baci Shop display where I happily discovered this lovely green sweater dress set out as a free gift.

The Last Leaves of Summer

I have to admit, although I always love to see the arrival of autumn, I quickly miss the lush foliage of summer.  With this figure-hugging frock in a lovely green-ombre color scheme, I’ll be able to carry the hues of summer right along with me as time marches on.   I love the way the Last Leaves Dress is packed with realistic knitted details from the ribbed cuffs to the diamond shaped pattern surrounded by cabled rows.  The long sleeves will be sure to keep me toasty warm while the folded down collar offers a sexy peek at my shoulders.   Since the gift package includes sizes for classic as well as mesh avatars, it’s bound to have just the right fit for you.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Time to Get in Some Cart Wash Shopping Therapy

The pupster and I are eager to explore the streets of The Wash to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover.  We will be back very soon with more budget-friendly fashions to share with you.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia (available at Salem)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Dress:  Baci Shop Last Leaves Dress (free gift at The Cart Wash Sale – 0L)

Heels:  KC Couture Fergie Heels

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (shop closed)

Sim:  Countryside

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Mesmerizing Margo

Margo

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to introduce you to Margo, this amazing free Catwa head applier that you can scoop up as a group gift.  Isn’t she just beautiful?  As soon as I tried on the October gift for members of the Wow Skins group, I just knew I had to tell you all about it!  With dark eyebrows and a tan skin tone, this gorgeous flawless complexion is sure to become a favorite of mine!   In case you would prefer not to be a brunette, Sawsan Secretspy, the generous designer at Wow Skins, also included a no brow option so you can add your own brows to match your hair color.  I slicked on a touch of liner to accent my eyes, but other than that, what you see in my picture is the skin right out of the box.  The Wow Skins group costs 450L to join, but membership gives you access to all previous group gifts, plus group-only lucky boards, midnight mania offerings, and two group-only lucky chairs as well.   This skin alone is well worth the fee!

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)  

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Wow Skins Margo (free group gift for members of the Wow Skins group 0L/450L to join)

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Dress:  Siss Boom Shoreline

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Introducing…..Ms. Witch

Ms. Witch

I am not a witch, I am the witch,

and to some, I am Ms. Witch!

 

Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness tonight, and hit the trail on the All Hallows Eve Hunt.  As soon as we landed at the Moonlite Cat Creations store, the pupster’s nose began to twitch and we were off!  Quick as a wink, he practically dragged me upstairs, then stood over a low table and began………..drooling all over a latticed apple pie cooling in the October air!  Raising my eyebrows, I admonished my canine pal, “No, Buddy, I said to find the PRIZE, not the PIES!”  After one hopeful glance in my direction, which was quickly followed by a negative shake of my head, he sighed, then once again sniffed around.  Soon enough, he located the hunt object, a small pumpkin, which I purchased for just 1 little Linden dollar, then we teleported home to open the package.

The Creation of Ms. Witch

Nestled inside the prize box was this gorgeous Wiccan gown, black shawl, and witch hat.  Ooohing and awwwing, I slipped into the formal frock, and wrapped the shawl around my shoulders.  My new dress features a strapless bodice, which nips in close to emphasize the waist, then drapes gracefully into a multi-paneled, floor length skirt.  The center section glitters in the light, and the darker accent fabric is adorned with a swirling pattern.  A coordinating witch hat in two sizes adds the finishing touch, and even boasts a dangling spider for a spooky effect, which (I’ll be honest) would kind of freak me out in RL (OK, OK, it would definitely freak me out in RL), but in SL was just the perfect embellishment.  When I donned this headgear, Ms. Witch was officially born.  Although the prize did not include an alpha layer, I was able to use my Maitreya Lara HUD to obtain a lovely fit.

Sizes Included:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL

Those Deep Chocolate Eyes…

As I twirled and modeled our discovery in front of Ripley, he simply stared at me with his beautiful eyes, and then whimpered, just a little.  I wonder if the owner of that pie would notice a teensy slice missing.  After all, Pup did work very hard to locate my gift….  What do you think, Fabulous Readers?

~ Kat (and Ripley – who really, really wants that pie!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Cinnamon

Dress:  Moonlite Cat Creations Wiccan Gown with Shawl (prize for the All Hallows Eve Hunt – 1L ~ hunt runs through Oct. 31st)

Pose:  Lyrium Very Random Pose (free on the Marketplace – 0L)

Sim:  Octoberville

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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Mask
  • Ebody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

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Where The Air Is Fresh and Sweet

Up On the Roof

♫ On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be

and there the world below can’t bother me ♫

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  We’ve all had them……times when everything just seems to go wrong and you just need to get away.  Today, Ripley and I took J.T.’s advice, and climbed right up to the top of the stairs on the Banana Bay sim to let our cares just drift right into space.  Now if only we had such a lovely spot in RL…

Up on the Roof In Style

Thanks to my free Aylen outfit from BlackRose Fasion, I’m definitely ready to kick back and relax while still looking beautiful.  With a rose colored crop top adorned with a beaded trim, and gray denim shorts tied with a coordinating pink belt, this set is all about trendy casual comfort.  Versatile, Aylen is designed to fit classic as well as a variety of mesh avatars.  To scoop up this duo for yourself, teleport over to BlackRose, activate the BlackRose Fashion group tag (it’s completely free to join!) and click the gift vendor on the desk of the main shop.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M and L
  • Alpha layer for shorts and top
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

If ever you’re having a tough day, come on and join us, there’s room enough for more than two up on the roof.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Magika Checkpoint

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Outfit:  BlackRose Aylen (free gift for BlackRose Fashion 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Sim:  Banana Bay

Canine Companion:  JIAN (old gacha prize)

Tune:   James Taylor Up On The Roof
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That Golden Glow

A Golden Moment

Hello Fabulous Readers!  As Ripley and I took an evening stroll through The Mill, the rays from the setting sun washed over us, horses nickered to each other in the distance, and twin windmills spun lazily in the background.  What a lovely way to end a Monday!

A Golden Moment

The gold hue of my new Eliane pants from Well Made shimmered beautifully in the sunlight.  With a curve-hugging fit, rolled cuffs, and a baroque-style print, these trousers were ideally suited for a casual evening walk, but I could also see them as part of a dressier outfit, depending on what you decide to pair them with.  Best of all they are a free gift for members of the Third Life Group, which has a teensy 10L join fee.  With versions for classic as well as mesh bodies, you’re sure to find a size just right for your avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer
  • Belleza Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

To Top it All Off

My Fusion top in gold was a 60L Marketplace find from Purple Moon Creations.  Using my Omega Relay HUD, I was able to apply the tank to my Maitreya mesh body, then wore the semi transparent flexi vest over top, which gave the outfit a romantic feel.  In addition to the Omega applier, the package includes the base shirt in underwear, shirt, and jacket layers for classic avatars.

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Ripley is pacing and staring at me with his deep chocolate eyes, reminding me that he is s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g (even though there is plenty of dry dog food sitting in his bowl as I write this post).  I think he is holding out for some canned….  Until my  next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  RHEA Eyeliner Catwa Head #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Top:  Purple Moon Creations Fusion Top in Gold (60L on the Marketplace)

Pants:  Well Made Eliane Pants (free gift for members of the Third Life Group – oL/10L to join)

Necklace: Burial Bebe Deer Necklace (first shown {HERE} by Astrid)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  The Mill

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