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Pumpkin Picking Time

Pumpkin Time

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Isn’t this outfit just darling?  It was perfect for a little impromptu pumpkin picking adventure on a warm autumn day.  Ripley and I discovered it on our latest trip to The Cart Wash Sale.  I love the criss-cross lacing on the Classy Chics Designer Top and the way the Denim Mesh Shorts hug my every curve.  Both are designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body and are available at the Classy Chics display at The Cart Wash.  The overlapping semi circles on my blouse create a pleasing, sophisticated pattern, and the dangling laces add a whimsical touch.  If you’d prefer a different texture, there are nine choices available in all.  At only 10L per selection, I scooped up a variety!  My shorts came with a color change HUD which includes 9 options, so it’s like getting 9 different pairs of shorts for just 50L.  Now that’s a real deal!

On the Trail of Another Fabulous Find

Speaking of deals, the pupster just put his nose to the ground at The Cart Wash, and insistently began pulling me, making a beeline for a display across the way.  That can only mean one thing – my hound with a nose for fashion is on to another great deal for us to share with you.  We will undoubtedly be back soon with another budget-friendly Fabulous Find.  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 No

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Necklace:  Cae Serena Necklace

Top:  Classy Chics Designer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Classy Chics Denim Mesh Shorts (50L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Pose:  an lar Poses

Sim:  La Vie

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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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Be Careful What You Conjure, Witches!

Closetwitch
Hey there Fabulouses! You might want to get comfy and grab a coffee or something because I’m feeling a little wordy (and nerdy, but I am sure that comes through in post of my posts so I am sure you are plenty prepared for that already lol) and have news of fabulous free stuff and fun gachas to tell you about today!

Which witch are you?

Sn@tch recently released a new 7 Seas Fish For This prize called Which Witch that includes a 23 piece set that will set you up with plenty of clothing, appliers, shoes, jewelry, makeup and accessory pieces to mix and match.  I am wearing just five of the prizes in this set (booties, tights, skater skirt, floral top,  & collar), but this is just a taste of the whole thing!

You’ll need a casual 7 Seas Fishing Rod to gain access to the pond of prizes which will set you back 100L, but you can use this rod over and over again for future prizes and other ponds around the grid.  No bait is required.

Setting The Scene

Most of the items in my photograph are from the Mystic Room Décor Gacha Set that is currently featured at this round of the Cosmopolitan Sales Room event.  This machine is just 55L to play and you can score everything in my photo aside from the build, chandelier and casting circle.  Those three items are part of the Something Sinister instore gacha (50L per play) at The Hive.

Between these two gacha machines, I was ready to start conjuring, but let me tell you…  Be careful what you conjure because you never know what might rise up behind you!  Thank goodness I have him trapped in a circle.  Ever wonder what made Carson decide to come back after so long of an absence?  Now you know!  (maybe an embellished story…)

RiseupCarson
Speaking of Lucifer Carson…

His devilish look today was put together with a couple of really great finds.  His Bloody Shirt is available at The Wash Cart Sale by TIAR on sale for 10L and you can find his Pants, Wings and Shoes as a free group gift with a free group join at It’s Gau.

Now… what button do I push on this thing to send him back? 😛

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Besom New Girl
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories – Sn@tch Which Witch (7 Seas Fishing Prize / 0L / & Seas Casual Rod required)

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Tiar – Bloody Shirt @ The Wash Cart Sale (10L)
Pants, Wings & Shoes: It’s Gau – Halloween Vampire Boy (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

The Stuff…

Carson’s Pose: Picture Perfect – Zombie Pose (on Marketplace 1L)
Love’s Pose – 1st photo by Le Poppycock
Furnishings – Bee Designs Mystic Room Décor Set (55L per play gacha @ The Cosmo Sales Room) & The Hive Something Sinister (instore 50L per play gacha)

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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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Instant Hair Crush

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Like Falling Autumn Leaves

You know what else falls this Autumn?  The price on the brand new Bento Instant Crush Hairstyle by Exile in their marketplace store – all the way down to 1L!  Their usual “all or nothing pack” price is 1250, so this is a really sweet savings.  This long pulled back hairstyle with side swept bangs includes a bento version as well as ALL the colour pack HUDS!

To Swish Or Not To Swish

The bento version is actually a lot of fun to watch swishing and moving around with my avatar, although if you prefer no movement, the regular hair is included as well.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Appliers – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Exile Instant Crush (1L / marketplace)
Dress – Blueberry Piki
Necklace – Supernatural Kayla Set (featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pose by LW Poses
Leaves – Persefona Autumn Leaves (featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)

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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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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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Lavender Skies

Lavender Dawn
Hello again, Fab Free Readers!  Ripley and I went out early for our walk this morning in RL.  By the time we got back, the powerful sun was beating down, and we both knew it was time to head to SL for some cooler temperatures.  We found the ocean breeze and the crash of the waves at Banana Bay refreshing after our desert walk.

A Scattering of Pretty Petals

My strappy Rosse Dress from Kendrasy Creations features an all-over floral print sprinkled across a white background.  Its sleek fit flattered my figure, while still providing coverage in all the right places.   Packed with realistic details such as stitching on the hem, and folds in the fabric, this charming free gift for the Mesh Body Friends group made a delightful addition to my SL wardrobe.  Since the group is free to join, I was able to scoop up this darling mini for a song.  Happy dance time!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

The pupster and I are off to seek out more budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with our favorite readers.  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:  Exile Still Waiting

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

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

Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer Karina Karina Daydreamer

Dress:  Kendrasy Creations Rosse Dress (free gift for Mesh Body Friends Group – 0L/0L to join)

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

Pose:  InDiGo Poses

Sim:  Banana Bay, Charmed One

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Wait, I Thought We Were Falling into Autumn!

Fall into Autumn

Hello there, Fabulous Readers.  Whew,  we made it to the weekend!  I was hoping the cooler weather we had last week was here to stay, but sadly the desert has warmed up again.  So, the pupster and I will probably spend more time on SL, which undoubtedly will lead to more Fabulous Finds to share with you.

Fall into Autumn…

Oh, how I wish I could be basking in cooler temperatures, but at least I can look beautiful in SL, especially in my new sleeveless mini dress from Pink Passion.  The Fall into Autumn frock has a sprinkling of bright yellow and merlot-colored flowers scattered across a creamy white background.  The playful pattern conveyed a cheerful feeling, and I couldn’t help but smile when I donned my new outfit.   To scoop up the free dress for yourself, simply switch to your Fabulously Free in SL group tag, and teleport to Pink Passion.  You’ll find the vendor on the gifties wall.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Isis
  • TMP
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • Lara

Here’s hoping you are enjoying favorable temperatures in your part of the world.   If not, I am sure you can join Ripley and I as we explore the vast world of Second Life, and perhaps even indulge in some retail therapy.  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:  Exile Closure

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

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

Dress:  Pink Passion Fall into Autumn Dress (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Flowers in Hand:  Secret Body – old flowers 1

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Luanes Magical World

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