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Oh How They Sparkle

Summer

Hello there, Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  The pupster and I decided to check out the Sizzling Summer Sale down at The Wash this morning and we discovered this adorable slip dress at the Baci Shop display for just 1 Linden dollar.

Oh How They Shine

In my last post, I had discovered stripes in my nautical outfit, but today I found stars scattered across a light blue background.  As you can tell from my photo, they almost look like white polka dots from a distance.  Red trim along the hem and neckline as well as the shoulder straps creates a pop of color that I really like.  Vertical piping emphasizes the curve-hugging fit of this flirty frock.  Although it’s called the “4th July 2019” dress, it’s definitely a piece I will wear throughout the summer.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley and I are off to see what other Fabulous Finds we can discover at the Sizzling Summer Sale at The Wash.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Limerence Gwen
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Caroline’s Shooting Star Necklace (on the Marketplace – 55L)
Dress:  Baci Shop 4th July 2019 Dress (available at the Sizzling Summer Sale at The Wash – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (on the Marketplace – 75L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty’s Mocap Animations
Sim:  Private Location

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Got Me Tongue Tied and Wide Eyed

Got Me Tongue Tied And Wide Eyed

Good evening! I usually tend to post here in the morning, but tonight I wanted to show you a sexy date night look. What? This isn’t how you get ready for date night? Well, getting dressed and finding great things to wear was so easy that I was ready in no time. Gotta keep him waiting, right?

The Hair

My hair is another of the free gifts at SL15B. If you haven’t made it in yet, don’t worry. The event lasts until July 2nd so there’s still plenty of time. This hair is from Mina and comes in lots of different tones for your wearing pleasure.

 

Allison is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Catwa Magy
Skin Applier: Deetalez Snjezana
Eyes: Avi-Glam Reverie Eyes
Eyelashes Applier: Arte My Lashes
Lipstick: Pumec Red Lipstick Pack
Eyeshadow: included with Deetalez Snjezana
Hair: Mina Hanna (0L / free gift at SL15B)
Necklace: Caroline’s Broken Long Strand Black Pearls
Rings: *elise* Caterinala
Dress: Chain Vinyl Dress (free lucky board prize / 0L / no group join required) – Previously blogged by Pru [HERE]
Shoes: N-core VITA black

Sim: La Vie


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The Damsel in Denim

Walk With Me

Hello Fabulouses!  There is something about taking a long walk with a canine friend that just makes the stress melt away.  Although I don’t live in a rural area any more, and have to get my dose of country from SL, I still cherish walking with my faithful pal by my side.  I’m sure Ripley enjoys it just as much as I do since he is alone during the day with only the cats for company.

Perfect Attire for an Early Evening Stroll

My skinny jeans are the latest Fab Free group gift from Tiar.  With a snug, curve-hugging fit, realistic wrinkled texture near the knees, and rolled cuffs, these pants are just right for a casual outfit.  Although I love to dress up, I am most at home in faded, comfy denim, both in RL and in SL.  This free gift includes sizes for classic avatars, as well as mesh bodies.  To scoop this goody up for yourself, simply head on over to Tiar, then use the teleport board at the landing area to travel to the Midnight Mania area where the gifts section is located.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Dotted With Stars

The adorable side-knotted crop top I am sporting today is part of a package offered by No Cabide on the Marketplace for only 49L.  The Alessandra set contains a pair of denim shorts (not worn), my summery top, and a texture change HUD for the shirt with 15 various options, including both solids and prints.  I opted for a medium blue sprinkled with golden stars, which I felt coordinated well with the hue of my jeans.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Shorts and top in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha Layer for both
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

Ripley is ready and raring to go for a game of fetch-the-stick, so we’re going to have a little exercise session before we head on home.  I bet the cats will appreciate a tired pup who’s ready to nap all day tomorrow.  Sometimes that boy can get a little too rambunctious… 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 Beth

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Gwen

Jewelry:  Caroline’s Star Gold Necklace and Earrings Set (55L on the Marketplace)

Top:  No Cabide Alessandra Set (49L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  Tiar Skinny Jeans (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members – 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (old Collabor88 purchase)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Tropic Isles

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Perfectly Posh in Pearls

Glancing Back

Happy Saturday, wonderful readers!  This morning, Ripley and I started our weekend the way we always do… reading the Fabulously Free in SL blog.  While I was admiring Loki’s sensuous photo here, Ripley insistently nosed the Group Gift Listing link in the corner of the Fab Free web page.  Of course, with my pooch’s gift for finding fashion, I immediately followed his lead and discovered not one, but two, new, free, fabulous gifts for Fab Free group members that, in my mind, coordinate with each other spectacularly.

With a few quick teleports and clicks, I became the proud new owner of Posh Tale’s free, elegant Margot gown and Tiffany Designsfree back necklace.   The opulent sheen of the double stranded pearls contrasts beautifully with the subtle shimmer of the floor length, formal gown.  From the front, the necklace appears to be a traditional pearl strand, but from behind, it drapes beautifully and emphasizes the line of your back.  I love the way the dress leaves my shoulders bare to feel the caress of the moonlight.  The gown includes a HUD that allows you to select one of 16 colors, and comes in 5 sizes for classic avatars.  Although there was no applier for mesh bodies, I was able to wear the gown just fine by adjusting the alpha on my Maitreya Lara body.  After adding simple pearl studs from Caroline’s jewelry, and slipping on some black heels (more on these shoes in my blog post coming tomorrow), I accompanied Ripley to the outdoor ballroom at the Invictus sim.

Perfectly Posh

While the night breeze ruffled Ripley’s fur, we wandered around the grounds of this beautifully decorated sim, which is inspired by the poem of the same name by William Ernest Henley.  It’s a Linden Endowment for the Arts exhibit and is well worth exploring.  I discovered the Invictus sim by reading this blog post by Ziki Questi.  It has more in depth information if you are interested, and is enjoyable to read.  Periodically, falling stars blazed a trail across the purple and mauve streaked sky while we walked around.  Legend has it that if you wish upon a shooting star, your wish will come true.  Here’s hoping that all your wishes come true this weekend.  Until tomorrow, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley

Kat is wearing …
Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah in Jamaica (at Collabor88)

Lipstick Applier:  Curves Cherry Glossy Lipstick Catwa (70L)

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  (back view) Magika Honest  (front view)  Truth Cerys

Nail Polish:  La Boheme Catacomb (Halloween Hunt Prize 1L )

Necklace:  Tiffany Designs Back Necklace (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Earrings:  Caroline’s White Pearl Earring

Gown:  PoshTale Margot (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Invictus
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Hipster is, as Hipster does….whatever that means

Good evening Fabulouses!! Or morning, depending on where in the world you are 🙂 Well, it is evening for me, and as I sit in my sweltering living room, I thought I would try to take my mind off of how much like a sauna my house will be with the heat wave my area is going to experience this week, by showing you my Hipster look.

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My look was completely inspired by the newest free, Reign group gift. The group was recently free to join for a short while, with the temptation of a free pair of shoes if they hit a certain number before closing up free entry. As a little thank you to all the new people who joined, as well to the current members who pushed, pulled and dragged everyone they knew to join, KenadeeCole, one of the owner’s/creator’s for Reign, sent out this cute little texture change Hello Hipster Necklace. You get a hud with 4 different colours to change the ‘Hello’ to, and I really like the simplicity of the design. If you hurry, and aren’t already in the group, I just checked, and, as of 10PM SLT (Monday), it’s still free to join.

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My next choice had to be glasses. No self-respecting hipster would be caught without their glasses on. While I have a few pairs in my inventory from days past when I always had glasses on, I wanted something new, and a little less sleek/modern. My favourite place to search, the Marketplace, did not let me down! The Mad Nerd Glasses, by Mad Mesh, were the first pair to pop up in my search, and lucky me, they were only L$9! Score! You get several different colours in both plain, and checkered versions, and even better, they are totally mod, so you can make them any colour you need.

Sticking with my accessories, I picked up these super adorable Hot and Cold Marshmallow earrings by Pink Acid at the current Candy Shop round, and for only L$50. Seriously, the expressions on their faces, so cute, though I do feel a little bad for the hot marshmallow, he doesn’t look like he is enjoying the heat at all. Kinda like me…LOL.

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I think, my favourite finds of my whole outfit though, are the * [BE]lieve – Black Urban Hipsta cat blazer with T-shirt, and * [BE]lieve – Hipster Studded Triangles Shorts. Both of these were finds on the Marketplace, with the Blazer- T-shirt combo setting me back a total of L$20, and the shorts were only L$10. How could I say no to either, especially when there is a cat print involved 😛  Both pieces are mesh, coming in standard sizes, though I will warn you that I had to go up a size in the shorts, wearing a L instead of my usual M, but the L fits perfectly, and the M Blazer sits over the shorts without any part breaking through. I don’t know if the creator made these 2 to go together, but they work so well together, that it sure feels like it was meant to be. Love when that happens! Make sure you take a peek at all the other items from * [BE]lieve, as all their stuff is well priced, nothing over L$50, and great looking.

So, how do I look? Am I hipster enough? I am the type of person that I just wear what I like, not really paying attention to whether I fit into a certain group or not, and it works for me. Truthfully though, this look of mine is going to be saved and worn over and over, that is the sign of a great outfit. I hope you all agree 🙂

Until next time, TTFN *waves*


 

What is Calle showing you…

Necklace – REIGN.- Hello Hipster Necklace- Group Gift (free group gift/free to join for a limited time, so run!!!)
Glasses – Mad Mesh – The Mad Nerd Glasses (L$9 on Marketplace)
Earrings – Pink Acid – Mesh Hot & Cold Marshmallow Earrings (L$50 @ current round of the Candy Shop)
Blazer and T-Shirt combo – * [BE]lieve – Black Urban Hipsta cat blazer with T-shirt (L$20 on Marketplace)
Shorts – * [BE]lieve – Hipster Studded Triangles Shorts (L$10 on Marketplace)
Shoes – erratic / florence – espadrille (unisex) / multi (part of the current %50 off summer sale)
Bracelets – *Ticky Tacky* Bah-di-ah Bangles – Silver (R) (closed)
Hair – MINA Hair – Jett / Brett S (no materials)
Hairbase – [LANEVO] LC HAIRBASE – BUZZCUT (DURA-BLACK)
Mani – Caroline’s Kitty: Fingernail Polish for Slink AvEnhance
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
SLink foot Tattoo – Letis  Tattoo : HUD Slink Feet : Butterflies Lilies : FEET (L$1 on Marketplace)
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Storm
Hands and Feet – SLink
Skin – [PF] Harley <Vanilla>
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony

Close up Pose – .ploom. Poses – Dive
Outfit Pose – .ploom. Poses – Danger (free)

Location – The Millhouse Beanery Coffee House


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Samira By The Sea

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My RL weather is so unpredictable. Most of the time it’s foggy and cold, and I long to escape to a warm, sunny beach. Thank goodness there are plenty of those to visit in SL! Today I’ve escaped to beautiful Baja Norte in my Samira t-shirt and capris, a new group gift from Kastle Rock Couture. My studded boots are not free, but are a brand-new release from [Liv-Glam]. 25 colors are included via HUD (I ♥ HUDs!). 🙂

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My necklace is a free gift from Iron Tiger Jewelry, which for those of you who like to wander, is right across from Kastle Rock Couture. My hoop earrings are a free gift from Caroline’s. Finally, as I was browsing the feeds a few days ago, I stumbled on a new-to-me skin shop called POUDRE. I quickly tp’d over, joined the free in-world group, and found this [Eva] skin in the group notices as a gift for getting 1,000 members. I was happily surprised at how pretty this skin is! It comes with or without a hairbase, and includes cleavage, teeth, and freckles tattoos. I apologize for that weird shadow on my chest; it didn’t show up on my computer screen, but mysteriously appeared in my photo, for some reason. I didn’t want you to think it was a flaw in the skin.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -POUDRE- [Eva] – T – 01 (group gift / free to join)

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim (not free)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 6-Natural (not free)

Hair – >TRUTH< Bunny (sale extended to 10 May)

Nails – Izzie’s Metal Stripe Nails (not free)

Capris/T-Shirt – Kastle Rock Couture Samira (group gift / 100L to join)

Necklace  – Iron Tiger Jewelry Picado Series Gift (free gift / 0L)

Earrings – Caroline’s Large Gold Hoop Earrings (free gift / 0L)

Boots – [Liv-Glam] Stella Palladium Stud Boots (new release /not free)

Poses by aDORKable Poses (not free)

Location – Baja Norte


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Mission: Little White Skirt & More!

I popped into Y&R today on a mission to find a little white skirt and found just what I was looking for… and also – two newer lucky board prizes! The Short Jacket in pink was the first win.   I have layered the jacket over Fri.day’s Basic White Cami Freebie and paired it up with the skirt I was hunting for lol, isn’t it cute? It is called Short Laced Skirt and is just 40L.  While I love hunting for freebies, I also think it’s a good idea to support the shops so they can continue to make us these wonderful creations.   We would be naked without them!  The accessories I have on with the outfit are Caroline’s Bellini White Pearl Necklace  and Bracelet which is a freebie at The FabFree Station, as well as Pepper’s Pieces Ring which is a 5L dollarbie at Pepper.

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My second lucky board win at Y&R was the Off-Shoulder Blouse in brown that has the sweetest lace trim across the top.  It also appears to go quite nice with my new white skirt!

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The skin I have on today is the Platinum Hunt item from Filthy Skins.  It has a sunkissed look to it and goes fabulous with blonde hair!  The items in The Platinum Hunt are 10L and ends on August 31st.   Speaking of hair… The hair I have on has been previously blogged months ago, but is still available for free.  It’s a group gift from Boon, who has a few group gifts in fatpacks of colours to choose from with no group fee!

*NOTE – You do have to join the group at Y&R to win the lucky board prizes – the group is free.

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Filthy – Platinum Filthy Skin (Platinum Hunt / 10L) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Red%20Wing/15/101/504

Eyes – Fashism Eyes Sunrise Pale Green (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewelry/47/208/38 

Hair – Boon MNR112 (free group gift / 0L / free to join) –  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SAIKIN/129/125/699

Tank Top – Fri.day Basic Cami (free /0L) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Friday/150/129/32

Pink Jacket – Y&R Short Jacket Lucky Board Pink  (free / 0L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Footloose/139/114/486

Brown Blouse – Y&R Off-Shoulder Blouse LB (free / 0L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Footloose/139/114/486

Skirt – Y&R Short Laced Skirt White (not free / 40L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Footloose/139/114/486

Accessories –  Caroline’s Jewelry Bellini Pearls (free / 0L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Wash/92/147/24 

Accessories – Pepper Pieces Ring – (5L) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anpuli%20Island/227/146/302

Poses by Aushk’a & Co MSW @ My Second Wardrobe – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hawaiian%20Islands/245/235/24