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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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You Had Me At Pink

Pretty in Pink
Hello Fabulouses!  Today, Ripley and I wandered the grid in search of some autumn colors, and came across this lovely patch of wildflowers on the Salt Water sim.  Although they weren’t the fall foliage we were seeking, they coordinated beautifully with my new dress, so I just had to snap a photo.

Pretty in Pink

Speaking of my frock, this lovely mini is a free gift for members of the Mesh Body Friends group from Hilly Haalan.  In a deep rose hue, this sleeveless little number features sexy lacing in the front and the back.  I love the soft shimmer of the fabric and the way the skirt flares slightly to allow freedom of movement.  This dress is so sweet and feminine!  It is designed specifically for mesh avatars, and fit my Maitreya Lara body beautifully.  Best of all, since the Mesh Body Friends group has no join fee, I was able to scoop up the Estela dress completely for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP

I don’t know about you, but I sure am glad tomorrow is Friday!  This has been a long, busy week for me in RL, and I am looking forward to some relaxation and lazy moments this weekend.  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 Catwa Eyeliner #01 (1L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Dress:  Hilly Haalan Estela Dress (free gift for members of Mesh Body Friends Group 0L/0L to join)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Lacy Bracelet – Red Jasper (no longer available – sorry)

Shoes:  Mesh Agency Wedge Sandals “Mango”

Pose:  Grafica Poses

Sim:  Salt Water

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Late Summer Stroll

Summer Memories

Well, hello there, Fabulouses!  I sure hope your week is off to a wonderful start.  Ripley and I paused on our late summer walk to snap a quick picture of an adorable floral tank that is a free August gift for Third Life group members from Fax.  With a soft, almost vintage print, halter style neckline, and delicately criss-crossed straps in the back, this top made a welcome addition to my wardrobe.  It paired beautifully with denim shorts for a casual outfit, but I think it would also be lovely with a skirt or a pair of capris.  To scoop up this shirt for yourself, simply activate the Third Life group tag (if you’re not already a member, there is a 10L join fee), teleport over to the Fax shop, and click the vendor. The gift includes versions for a variety of mesh bodies, as well as fit mesh and an alpha layer, so it is bound to fit most avatars.  Since it is quite close to the end of the month, and I’m not sure how long this top will be available, I’d recommend making the journey as soon as possible if you’d like to claim your very own copy.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Maitreya
  • Fit mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Classic Avatars

With the sun setting in the distance, the pupster and I had better scurry on home before nightfall.  I didn’t bring my flashlight, and he tends to get a bit terrified over protective when evening falls and twigs go “snap” in the dark.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy

Head Applier:  Glam Affair

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Excuse Me

Jewelry:  EarthStones Eternity Circle Drop Necklace and Earrings

Top:  Fax GG Third Life (free gift for members of the Third Life Group 0L/10L to join)

Shorts:  Kitchen Sink KS Weekend Shorts (10L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Anneliese

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True Blue

True Blue

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are here with a quick post to share another of our hunt finds with you from the Around the Grid Hunt.  This hunt runs until September 30th, and hunt gifts cost 1L if you search for the small hunt object concealed in the shop, or 25L if you purchase the prizes from the hunt sign in the store.  The small hot air balloon-shaped hunt object at Gidget’s Style contained my lovely blue and gold sleeveless frock.  With an all-over floral print and an asymmetrical hemline, the Nina Mesh Dress is ideal for the long summer days of July and August.  Although it’s not designed specifically for a mesh body, by adjusting my alpha layer, I was able to get a perfect fit.  I could feature wearing this dress in RL as well as in SL!

Sizes Included:

  • XXS
  • XS
  • X
  • M
  • L
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars

I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer – I know Ripley and I are cherishing the time we have to wander carefree through the grid.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Mimi

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Argrace Kokoro

Dress:  Gidget’s Style Nina Mesh Dress (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Box of Rain

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (I picked these up at Collabor88)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Deciduous

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Easy Silence

Easy Silence

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  Ripey and I are enjoying the easy silence at Borneo Isle while we tell you about two free group gifts to get your weekend off to a fantastic start.  I think you’ll love both of them as much as I do.

Free Tresses

My loosely braided locks, called Tori, are the latest free group gift from Truth Hair for VIP members.  With a full fatpack of all colors, plus a stylist HUD, you have so many options to choose from.  Featuring long, side-swept bangs that frame each side of your face, this soft, casual hairstyle is ideal for a day of relaxing by the shore.   Although the Truth VIP group has a 350L join fee, Truth Hawks generously gifts members with a full fat-pack of a hairstyle each month.  In addition, the group chat is quite active and friendly, and I’ve picked up a number of tips and pointers.   I really look forward to reading the chat messages each day.

Casual Summer Stylin’

At Rowena’s Designs, I scooped up this adorable Angie crop top and belted shorts outfit, which is a free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group.  With a floral print, spaghetti style straps, and a loosely flowing hemline, this top is sure to be a summer staple in my wardrobe from now on.  I opted for a charcoal print and black shorts, but the gift includes a color change HUD for both the top and shorts with 6 hues ranging from green, red, blue, purple, and brown as well as the black.  The shorts feature a buckled strap on the sides and a tantalizing glimpse of skin.  The snug fit of the shorts contrasts beautifully with the ruffled top.  The MGSN Group has no join fee, so you can add this cute set to your inventory completely for free.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Truth Hair Tori (free group gift for Truth Hair VIP Group 0L/350L to join)

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Circle Drop Necklace

Top and Shorts:  Rowena’s Designs Angie Crop Top and Shorts (free gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops (available at Collabor88)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)

Sim:  Borneo Isle

Tune:  Easy Silence by the Dixie Chicks

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Carefree Summer Stroll

Wandering Around the Grid

Happy Mid-Week, Fabulouses!  It was time for another walk down a country lane for the pupster and I.  Today, we have a fabulous 1L hunt gift to share with you from the Around the Grid hunt, and I hope you like this complete outfit as much as I do!

Summer Freedom

Rip and I have just a small amount of summer freedom left to enjoy, so it’s kind of ironic that the outfit we bring you today is called “Liberata.”  It features a criss-cross strapped crop top and sleek capris.  The black fabric has a gorgeous sheen and realistic folded texture.  One of the things I love about gifts from Brii Underground is that they are generally complete outfits, and Liberata is no exception.  My bracelets, top, pants, and wedges are all included in the prize package, as well as sunglasses, a necklace, and a makeup layer for Catwa Jessica, which I opted not to wear for my photo.  Right out of the box, you get a full outfit that will set you up from head to toe for just one little Linden dollar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Pants in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh Top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for top and pants for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • eBODY
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Exile Blink (in store gacha – 50L)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Moor

Necklace:  EarthStones Eternity Drop Circle Necklace

Outfit (includes shoes and bracelets):  Brii Underground Liberata (hunt prize for Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Canine Companion:  JIAN Lively Labs Adult Companion (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  White Dunes Estate

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A Road Trip Around the Grid

Puppy Trio

A Hunting We Will Go

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I set off Around the Grid, and while visiting the Facepalm Clothing Company, scooped up a lacy top and short set (called Road Trip) for just one little Linden dollar over the weekend.  I really like the way Road Trip’s wrap-style tunic has an asymmetrical hemline, which is very short in the front, but long and flowing in the back.  The airy fabric keeps you well covered in strategic places, yet allows for a subtle peek at your midsection.  The hunt gift also includes a faded pair of denim shorts that hugged the curves of my Maitreya Lara mesh body perfectly.  If you don’t feel like searching for the smaller hot air balloon hunt object, you can purchase the prize for 25L by locating the Around the Grid Hunt display, and clicking the larger hot air balloon located next to the sign.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Maitreya Lara
  • TMP

Clearance Sale Tresses – Oh Yes!

When we needed a break from all that searching around along the hunt trail, Ripley and I visited Elikatira, and happily discovered the shop is in the midst of a Clearance Sale.  After doing a little happy dance, I discovered the ideal boho hairstyle to complete my Road Trip outfit.  Eden is a long, straight, center parted ‘do with a headband, that fit just the look I had in mind.  Included in the package is a daisy add on for the headband, which I felt echoed the creamy hue of my top perfectly.  For just 72L per pack, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of color varieties (and a few other hairstyles as well).  I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so if you are interested in some high quality hairstyles at very budget-friendly prices, I’d recommend heading over to Elikatira as soon as possible.

Savoring the Last Few Days of Freedom

Ripley and I are enjoying our last few days of summer freedom.  All too soon, it will be back to the grindstone for me, and long days of silence, interrupted by some barking at the cats for Ripley when I head back to my job.  I hope no matter what you are doing in real life, you are able to work in some “you time.”  Until my next post, happy shopping (and hunting!).

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Hair:  Elikatira Eden [includes daisy headband add on] 72L at Elikatira’s Clearance Sale (get ASAP)

Eyes:  IKON Lucid Eyes in Machine

Necklace:  EarthStones Tumbled Stones Necklace – Sand and Surf

Top and Shorts:  Facepalm Clothing Company Road Trip (hunt gift for the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Sandals:  ILLI Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Glamour Poses (Pose Female 05 – includes puppies – 35L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Hobbiton

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The Digging-est Dog

The Digging-est Dog

Hello Fabulouses!  After our disaster at the Hobbiton sim, in which a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, excavated a flower garden without permission, Ripley and I decided to spend the rest of the weekend at a “dig-friendly” environment – the beach.  As you can see in my photo, the sand was soon flying after being churned by furious paws, but I didn’t have to worry about the untimely death of roses.

Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

Clad in another of our Cart Wash Sale discoveries, I was ready to enjoy some sun.  For only 10L each, my Hot Summer Top and Shorts from Marquesse made the perfect, budget-friendly, casual outfit for a day at the shore.  My cropped top featured a knitted pattern, spaghetti straps, and sexy criss-cross lacing.  The floral texture of my shorts echoed the raspberry hue of my top, and contained plenty of pockets to hold essentials for an afternoon outing.  I like the realistic details of the button fly closure, seam stitching, and rivets.  I could see pairing these shorts with a white, lavender or light blue tank for a bit of variety.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I’m going to hang out here, relax for the rest of the day, and maybe catch some z’s in the shade of a palm tree.  Ahhh, this is the life!  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:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Junia

Sunglasses:  Truth Hair Karlie Sunnies

Necklace:  EarthStones Grateful Necklace in Ramble on Rose (75L upstairs in the Bargain Loft)

Top:  Marquesse Hot Summer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Marquesse Hot Summer Pants (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Sandals:  Illi Meriel Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Sweet Cherries

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Where the Wild Flowers Grow

Where the Wild Flowers Grow

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!  Ripley and I started it off with a long walk in the woods at the beautiful Hobbiton Sim.  If you haven’t visited there, it’s well worth the trip.  The landscaping is beautifully done, and there are so many lovely spots to snap pictures, as well as places for dancing, chatting, and even some light-hearted role play.

Let Us Dance in The Sun With Wildflowers in Our Hair

For only 10L each, I created a casual and care free, bohemian summer look with a sweet top and denim micro mini from the Baci Shop stand at The Cart Wash.  The Babado top left my shoulders free to soak up some sun rays, and draped in soft folds to end above my waist.  Ric rac trim added a playful finishing touch to the bottom hemline.  Trendy and chic, a crop top is a summer wardrobe must-have, in my book.  Just in case white isn’t your style, the package includes a HUD with 80 choices so you can tint your Babado top to your liking.  The white hue of the shirt coordinated beautifully with my micro mini skirt.  The soft touch of lace trim helped tie together the outfit and added a romantic feel.

Playing off the bohemian vibe, I chose to wear a crown of daisies in my hair and held a bouquet of wildflowers for my photo, which I found at the La & Li Style shop on the Marketplace for only 35L.  A pretty, yellow, animated butterfly is included with the posies.  The cute little critter slowly flapped its wings, as it perched on a daisy.  If you’d like to wear a different hairstyle, an orchid for your hair is nestled inside the box for you to tuck in your tresses.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in sizes XS, M, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Uh Oh…

As I have been sitting here writing my post, some clods of dirt just sailed through the air at the edge of my vision. Ripley, tired of waiting for me to finish, wandered off and decided to do some excavating in a flowerbed at the Broadfoot Residence.  Oh dear, I’d better go see if I can repair the damages… I do hope we won’t be in too much trouble!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is a very naughty boy!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Pr!tty Endless [includes daisy headband] (available at Hairology until the 30th)

Necklace:  EarthStones Dreamcatcher Necklace

Top:  Baci Shop Babado Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Skirt:  Baci Shop MicroMini Lace (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Daisy Bouquet:   La & Li Style Wildflower Bouquet White (35L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  a DORKable Poses

Sim:  Hobbiton Sim

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Bali is My Next Stop

Acadia

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  In my post yesterday {HERE}, I shared one of our finds from The Cart Wash Sale, and Ripley and I are back today with another discovery.  Yesterdays’ look was casual, so I decided to switch things up today with a date-night dress with some strappy high heels.

Hello Bali Blue

I scooped up my figure-hugging mini dress at the Finale Couture display for only 10L.  With slender shoulder straps joining together in a T formation at the back, and a dramatic plunging neckline, this frock will show off your curves in style.  In a pale, Bali blue shade, with a texture composed of alternating leaf shaped prints, this mini dress ends with an embellished woven fringe, which adds a playful touch of whimsy.  The package also includes Acadia heels in a perfectly coordinated shade, which feature delicately intertwined straps.  There is also a gold toned, beaded necklace with teal-blue gems tucked inside the box as well, however, I didn’t wear it for my photo.

Sizes Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Acadia heels for slink high
  • Acadia necklace (not shown in picture……I didn’t see it in the folder in time)

We’re Not Done Yet…

Ripley and I found *so many* budget-friendly fashions at The Cart Wash Sale, and we will return soon to share another one 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:  eXxEsS Asha

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Jewelry:  EarthStones Lora Turquoise Silver (free at The Free Dove)

Dress and Shoes:  Finale Couture Acadia – Bali Blue (10L at The Cart Wash sale)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Vagabond Sandy’s Beach Blanket (at Paris Je T’aime sim)

Sim:  Paris Je T’aime

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