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Cat Nap

Black Cat Nap

Happy weekend (almost), fabulous readers!

This week at work has been so busy and exhausting. I thought I would just relax on this bench for a bit and take a quick cat nap. I just wish that cat would stop staring at me! I mean, I’m really not spooked by black cats crossing my path, but it IS Friday the 13th, and one really can’t be too careful. 🐱

Casual and Comfortable

I love comfy fall clothes, and this casual, off-the-shoulder sweater dress from Rir Life is no exception. The Long Sleeve Halloween Dress is sized to fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies, but there is also an alpha in the folder so it can be worn by classic avatars. The texturing is nicely done, and there’s a sinister-looking Jack O’Lantern face on the front.

To pick up this gift, head over to the Rir Life mainstore and join the Teleport Hub in-world group (10L join fee).

Put a Bow On It

To accessorize, I added a pretty bow choker. The Ribbon Choker is the latest (I think) group gift from The Little Bat. It is unrigged (meaning you can move it around), and the bow comes in 6 different metallic colors: blue, gold, green, pink, red, and silver (which I’m wearing). Click anywhere on the choker to bring up a resize menu.

Getting Hair-y

I popped into Elikatira last weekend to pick up the Fifty Linden Friday sale item, and guess what I found out? There’s a HUGE clearance sale going on, with EVERYTHING priced at least 75% off! I picked up this sultry Olivia hairdo for just 72L if you can believe that. Fatpacks are on sale for 375L.

I don’t know how much longer the sale will last, so I strongly suggest that you don’t wait too long. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some really wonderful hairstyles at a terrific price! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Olivia (72L on sale)
Choker: The Little Bat Ribbon Choker (group gift / 0L to join)
Sweater: Rir Life Long Sleeve Halloween Dress (Teleport Hub group gift / 10L to join)
Pants: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Shoes: fri.day Theo Boots
Cat: Fashionably Dead Posed Cats #11 Sitting (50L gacha)
Pose: PD Park Bench (prop on sim)
Location: Luane’s World Romantic Sim

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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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Waiting for Sailors

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The ships will all be coming in this week and I’m waiting for a special sailor to make it back from their tour. Thanks to things like mobile towers and face-time I don’t have to miss my sailor friends completely, but seeing them in person is a different thing entirely! But once upon a time, reunions with loved ones who were out at sea for months at at time with little communication were a different thing indeed! These special vintage gifts from The Vintage Hunt, and a trip to the 1920’s New York sim reminded me of that!

Standard Vintage Fair

Be sure to stop by Loordes of London right now and get in on some of the amazing hunts that this shop is participating in. You won’t regret it. I picked up this 1L dress called the Victorian Standard as part of The Vintage Hunt. Just hunt down the little yellow umbrella and this gorgeous mesh dress is yours. It comes in classic mesh sizes XXS – L and includes an alpha if you need it. It’s all one piece, but is highly detailed with excellent texturing. I paired it with black boots for a classic feel.

Is the news in yet?

I picked up another great Vintage Hunt gift from Ashmoot. For just 1L you get two gifts at Ashmoot… these vintage sunglasses (they are resizable) and the vintage radio you see in my hand (I’m anxiously awaiting news of the returning sailors!). The radio gift includes two radios. You’ll get a no-prose prop radio that you can hold using a pose of  your own OR even rezz out in your home because its only 1 prim! PLUS you’ll get a radio that has a pose that will work with your animation override. I used the no-pose radio and added it to my own pose in the picture above.

Happy Hunting! And here is to all those with friends, family, and loved ones who are sailors!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Katharine
Sunglasses & Radio – Ashmoot – Acc CoLL_Vintage Sunglasses and Acc CoLL_Vintage Radio (1L for The Vintage Hunt)
Dress – Loordes of London – The Victorian Standard (1L for The Vintage Hunt)
Boots – Silvan Moon Designs & The White Armory – Cheema D’ali Boots in Black

Sim Location – 1920s New York

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The White Cliffs

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I’ve been in an “Edgar-Allan-Poe”-type-melancholy-mood lately. It led me to visit an art sim called “The White Cliffs of Dover.” It’s a fairly simple sim. It really is just a set of barren cliffs with a couple of planes, a tea shop and grasslands. Somehow, though, it is incredibly beautiful in its simplicity. I find that when I am melancholy, I crave simplicity. It helps me keep life in perspective.

Since I was in a melancholy mood, I decided to try out the Quoth the Raven Hunt and see what I came up with (hurry, the hunt ends September 30th). I visited Lunaria and hunted down the creator’s prize which is an incredibly beautiful gown… which I would argue is Edgar Allan Poe inspired. Or at least certainly Raven inspired.

The gown

The gown Branwen, by Lunaira, is a seemingly simple formal navy blue gown will a full skirt, until you take a closer look. It has an add-on feather belt and the skirt itself is covered in both texture and add-on prim feathers for a stunning and beautiful look. The overall mesh flow of the dress is superb. Hunt down the raven icon and pay just 1L for this gem of a dress to add to your wardrobe.

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh XS – L
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Nura
Dress – Lunaria – Branwen (1L for the Quoth the Raven Hunt)

Sim Location – The White Cliffs of Dover

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Afternoon Tea

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I like to have a cup of coffee in the morning, but in the afternoons I’m generally a tea drinker. I especially like a hot tea with milk. It’s a habit I picked up after a visit to London many years ago, and I never gave it up. I found the perfect little spot for tea at an art sim and stopped to take a picture. I think I found the perfect “tea dress” to sit down for that perfect cup!

Flowing flowers

Glitterati by Sapphire puts out a monthly gift like clockwork to make their one-time 100L group join fee worth it. This month you get the pretty flowered frock I’m showing off in the picture. It’s perfect for the last few warm days before we head into the cool days of fall. It comes in all your favorite sizes.

Available sizes:

  • Standard XS – L
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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Circular

Sometimes things come full circle and as I was looking for a little something to add to my outfit, I found these cute suspended circle earrings at Baubles! by Phe to add to my look. They are the currently offered as a free SL Frees & Offers group gift at the store, just don that tag and pick them up. They come with a color change hud as well that offers 4 metal choices (brass, gold, silver, and bronze).

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Jennie
Earrings – Baubles! by Phe – SuspendedCircleEarrings (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – Glitterati – Group Gift, Sep 2017 (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – LEA14

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Sweater Weather

Dog Days

Sweater Weather is Here and I Love It

Fall has officially arrived, and it seems like the weather has changed overnight. I’ll miss the warm summer days, but there’s just something exciting about crisp, cool autumn air and the changing colors of the leaves.

I picked up this shirt and sweater combo from Loordes of London as part of the I Love School Hunt. Though it’s actually meant to be worn as a dress, I decided that it was a bit too chilly out here, so I added a pair of jeans. The SL Retro Look top comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L, as well as for Belleza mesh bodies.

The I Love School Hunt ends on September 30th, and all items are 1L.

I think it’s time for us to head inside for some hot chocolate.

Happy hunting! ❤

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Nadia
Shirt/Sweater: Loordes of London The SL Retro Look (1L / I Love School Hunt)
Pants: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Shoes: REIGN September Sneakers
Dog: JIAN ‘dorable Danes 9 Fawn Wander Pup (75L gacha @ The Arcade)
Pose: [tmk] 2tone skoota – blue (prop on sim)
Location: Luane’s World Romantic Sim

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By the Sea

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Sometimes I prefer to browse the Marketplace for goodies when I’m in that “stay at home” mood. I found a couple of nice Marketplace gifties that are sure to brighten your day. Once I was ready to explore, I finished off with a group gift from one of my favorite Steampunk stores!

The perfect outfit

In doing a little Marketplace hunting I ran across this ZHO outfit by Petry Shop. It includes a shirt and skirt as separate pieces with nice detailing and great geometric textures! For only 20L, I snapped it up and didn’t have to leave my linden home. 🙂

Outfit sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

Strike a pose

I also picked up a gift pose from a little Marketplace store called Naomi Shop. This pose, called Naomi Gift Pose, is perfect for photography, and is just 10 little linden. If you take pictures in Second Life, you’ll want to add it to your inventory!

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By the sea

My pretty seahorse necklace is a free group gift by Pixel Box. You join the Pixel Box group free, don your new group tag, and pick up this pretty necklace. It includes a texture change hud, which I’ve included a picture of below so you can see the variety of choices you have!

As an extra special touch, the necklace is mesh body sized, and includes sizes to fit the following mesh body types: TMP, eBody, Maitreya, Eve (Slim & Pulpy), Belleza (Freya, Isis, & Venus), Slink (Hourglass & Physique), and Tonic.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Maya Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Necklace –Pixel Box – Necklace Seahorse (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Outfit – Petry Shop – ZHO Outfit (20L on the Marketplace)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes with texture change hud

Pose – Naomi Shop – Naomi Gift Pose (10L on the Marketplace)

Sim Location – Chelsea by the Sea


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Eclipse

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I was in the path of the Solar Eclipse yesterday, and was lucky enough to have a chance to view it because my local library had a viewing event and was providing free eclipse glasses for individuals to check out for 15 minute intervals. By lucky chance, I was able to check out my 15 minutes at the peak of the eclipse and see it in all its glory. It was an amazing sight!

A few creators have made gifts that seem to commemorate the event and it seemed appropriate to show them off!

Mandala…

Kib Designs is giving away a free Mandala dress (the group is free to join) if you stop by their main-store. The Mandala has come to represent or be a general generic term for any diagram, chart, or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos… a microcosm of the universe. It seems an appropriate and beautiful gift at the moment given the impact of the solar eclipse on so many people as they rushed to get to see it.

Dress sizes available:

  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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August Eclipse 2017

Chop Zuey was not to be outdone as far as gifts, and the creator has made a special texture change set of jewelry, specifically to commemorate the event, called “August Eclipse.”

There are two gifts… the diadem is a free to all gift and is fully customizable and texture change. You can pick it up in the free to all gift section by buying it for 0L.

There is also a Chop Zuey group gift, which is the jewelry set, in the group gift section. This set includes the choker, earrings, and bracelets, all texture change just like the diadem. The group is 350L to join, but Chop Zuey sets out frequent gifts for both men and women, making the group well worth joining.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Adaline
Diadem – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Diadem (Free to all gift)
Jewelry Set – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Collar, Bracelets, and Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join)
Dress – Kib Designs – Mandala Summer Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Lost Unicorn

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A Cheeky Find

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EvelineInTheBox sent out a special new gift to celebrate 1,000 members… and if you hurry you can pick up this free Nora dress in pink. The group is free to join. The detailing on this dress is fantastic. It has a pretty cut and neckline with a floral ribbon edging around the hem and sleeves. I realized belatedly that I should have given you a picture of the back of the dress, as the back is a criss-cross of ribbons for a beautiful, feminine look, with just a touch of butt-cleavage (for the daring ones!).

This dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard Mesh XXS – L with an Alpha Layer
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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A cheeky find.

I’m still enjoying the Aloha Fair, though I’m not sure how much longer you have to pick up all the great gifts. I found this pretty necklace by Cheeky called Boho Rose as a 1L gift and it matched my dress just perfectly. I picked it up and found it fit over most of my mesh dresses and has a pretty rose metallic finish. It’s a steal for just 1L!

Be sure to visit the Aloha Fair before it is over… the variety of beautiful dollarbie gifts is just amazing!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Elle
Necklace – Cheeky – Boho Jewelry! Necklace Rose (1L @ The Aloha Fair)
Dress – EvelineInTheBox – Nora Groupgift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – On a Lark – Flat Sandal

Sim Location – Lost Unicorn, A Unicorn Forest Sanctuary

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1 Stop, 2 Free Dresses

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I’m going back in time 1920’s style and I’m not ashamed to say that I’m loving it! “Hey waiter when will my table be ready?”

If you’re looking for quality 1920’s style dresses for roleplay at the Chicago 1920’s Sim, or maybe you just like the classic look, Eloise Baker delivers! And right now you can make one stop at the store and get two free dresses! I stopped by and did just that.

First, out in the middle of the main-store is a free to all gift that I’ve donned in my first picture. It comes in all the Standard mesh sizes, plus a Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya. I found that the sleeves on the Maitreya were a little too small and opted for a standard mesh size medium and that seemed to fit just perfectly. Just buy this dress for 0L.

In the picture below, you will see the free gift that is set out exclusively for FabFree group members. Don your free FabFree group tag and pick this dress up. You’ll get all the standard mesh sizes plus a fitmesh size. It has a lovely floral look and the waistband is a nice touch. It’s classic styling!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Katharine
Shoes – On a Lark – Flat Sandal

Dress 1 – Eloise Baker – Casual Day Dress in Beige Floral (Free to all Gift)

Dress 2 – Eloise Baker – Black Floral Dress in Orange (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Time Portal 1920s

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