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Life is Uncertain……..Eat Dessert First

It's Time for Ice Cream

Hello there, Fabulouses!  With warmer temperatures, I couldn’t resist stopping for a refreshingly delicious ice cream cone on my way home tonight.  When I scooped her up for a cuddle, this adorable pup decided to sneak a sample from my cone for herself.  The little rascal!

Vintage Vixen

Charlote, my pretty floral frock, is a group gift for VIP members from Furtacor.  Until May 1st, this group costs nothing to join, so you can scoop up this strapless spring dress for free (after May Day, joining the VIP group will set you back 100L).  I love the vintage rose texture and the way the hem of the dress is flouncy and asymmetrical.   Packed with details such as vertical piping to draw the eye upward, and a pleated skirt, this little number is sure to become a summer favorite of mine.  The gift also includes a HUD with 25 textures (6 plain and 19 prints) to choose from.  The bodice and skirt can be the same pattern, or colored separately.

Sizes and Compatibility

  • Mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes alpha layer)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Texture change HUD

Add Some Glitter and Shine

To  accessorize my outfit, I tucked a pink rose behind my ear, and slipped on some chandelier-style earrings.  My Sparkle Rose was a bargain for only 30L at the Fukin Cute store on the Marketplace.  The package included a purple, a pink, and a white mesh rose.  I opted to wear just one, but you can add all three flowers if you wish.  With a bit of basic editing, I adjusted the position of the posey to fit just where I wanted.  My heart-shaped, dangling earrings from Elemental Earth Designs added more sparkle, and a playful touch of movement.  Versatile, texture change beads make this pair of earrings seem like a set of six in one for only 75L.

About the Puppy Eating Ice Cream… 

Shhhh! It's a Secret

I’m hoping that a certain canine someone doesn’t get upset by my solo ice cream escapade tonight.  Back in his younger days, we used to stop at a local creamy stand on our way home from obedience class for the “Doggie Delight” special.  (I wasn’t above a little bribery now and then).  It must have worked, because we earned the “Most Improved” award at the end of the course.   To make up for stopping without him, I’ll take Ripley out for a cool treat this weekend, but until then, can we keep this just between us?

Happy Shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley (that will be a DOUBLE Doggie Delight, please!)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Cheri

Hair Flower:  Fukin Cute Sparkle Roses

Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Furtacor Charlote Dress (free group gift for Furtacor VIP 0L/0L to join until May 1st)

Pose:  (with puppy) ENIIPose (50L on the Marketplace)       (Shhh) Oddfish Studio (48L on the Marketplace)

Sim: Melody Garden

 


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As Sweet as Candi

sunset_008 cropped with name stampHappy Middle-of-the-Week, Fabulouses!  This weekend, when Ripley and I were finishing up our holiday jaunt to Maison de L’amitie, a notice popped across my screen that I almost missed.  Lucky for me, my hound with a nose for fashion brought it to my attention.  I’m sure glad he did!  It featured this adorable mini dress from B SASSY.  With its feminine, floral print, side slit, and thin straps, this sexy little number will help you show off all your curves.  I really like the mesh trim that lines the dip of the bodice.  Best of all, Candi is completely free for members of the B SASSY group, which you can join for free.  As you enter the store, glance to your right, and the group gift giver is located on the floor next to the Candi Dress display.

Sizes and Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L with alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Haruka

Earrings:  EarthStones Grateful Earring Ramble on Rose (75L in Bargain Loft)

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

Bracelet:  EarthStones Grateful Bracelet Ramble on Rose (75L in Bargain Loft)

Dress:  *B SASSY* Candi Dress (free group gift for B SASSY group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Tutys

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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A Spring Day at the Shore

Spring Day at the Shore

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are enjoying our weekend get away to Maison de l’amitie!  We’ve been spending our days lazing on the beach, watching sailboats zigzag across the harbor, while seagulls circle overhead.  I could definitely get used to this!

I Like Vintage…..a Lot!

My worn and comfy vintage jeans capris today are a free gift for Third Life group members from the Red Room.  Although joining the Third Life group will set you back 10L, there are multiple gifts around the grid from a variety of designers for lucky group members, so it’s a worthwhile investment.  With a soft, faded denim that hugs every curve, rolled cuffs and a belted waistline, these pants are perfect for a casual day at the beach.  In addition to the gray-blue denim version, the capris also come with a texture change HUD for the fabric and belt, offering a range of possible combinations.  The gentle hue and frayed areas of the jeans complemented my white lace-trimmed Ivy cami from Pretty Please.  With a budget-friendly price tag of only 65L, this cute, feminine top is sure to become a summer time favorite.  I couldn’t resist scooping up the cami in several other pastel shades as well.  Together, these two vintage finds created the perfect outfit for a lovely spring day on the beach with my pal.

Sizes and Compatibility:

Capris:  Freya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, Maitreya, and Isis

Top:  Shirt and Undershirt layer for classic avatars, as well as appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Omega

There Goes the E.B.!

As the Easter Bunny completed his last minute deliveries, he paused and waved, twitching his cute little nose in our direction.  I couldn’t resist pointing him out to Ripley.  This adorable pose is perfect for alerting my pal to the E.B.’s presence, as well as for featuring the Bento hands that are part of my Maitreya Lara body.  For only 50L at the Reve Obscura Marketplace store, you’ll get the pose as well as an adorable mesh dog (in case you don’t have an ever-present canine companion like I do).  I love the way “Spring Day” reflects that special relationship between a girl and her BFF!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Magika Heartbeat

Top:  Pretty Please Ivy Cami White (65L on the Marketplace)

Jeans:  [Red Room] BF Vintage Jeans (free gift for Third Life Group 0L/10L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Reve Obscura Spring Day Bento Pose (50L on The Marketplace)

Sim:  Maison de l’amitie
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Leaving It All Behind

Leave It All Behind

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  After the hectic week I’ve had in RL, it’s time for a get away in SL.  I packed all the essentials (yes, Ripley, even your goodies!), and we loaded up the car with just a few pieces of luggage.  The small one on the left is packed to the brim with Ripley snacks, which made for a very happy pup, indeed.  We filled ‘er up, and headed over to Maison de l’amitie for the holiday weekend.

Fabulous and Free

My free, strapless mini is the latest gift from Satus Inc. for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The Alisa Aviator dress hugs all your curves and ends with a slightly flared skirt just above mid-thigh length.  I like the soft sheen of the leather, and the contrast of the texture used on the sides of the bodice.  To add Alisa to your inventory for free, simply activate your Fab Free tag, teleport over to Satus Inc., then click the display.

What’s Included:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Fit Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Aurora

Fifty Lindens for a Short Time

My loosely braided, sideswept hairstyle is available today at Wasabi Pills for only 50L as part of Fifty Linden Friday.  Aurora includes the special HUD loaded with 6 textures with roots and non-roots versions for each, plus black hair.  It includes side wisps on the left, the perfect length to frame your face.  If you’d like to add Aurora to your inventory for the extra low FLF price, be sure to pop on over to Wasabi Pills before the promo ends with the arrival of Saturday morning.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hat:  (no longer available)

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Aurora (50L for Fifty Linden Friday)

Earrings and Bracelet:  Baubles! by Phe LyraBangles&Earrings

Dress:  Satus Inc. Alisa Aviator Mini Dress Blue (Fabulously Free in SL group gift 0L/0L to join)

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

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (with hat) Lyrium  (without hat) aDORKable Poses

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie

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Spurs and Bling….It’s a Cow Girl Thing

Spurs and Bling....It's a Cowgirl Thing

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley, his pals, and I are taking a break from chores to show you the newest gift for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  A sassy, belted mini in a lovely shade of turquoise, Sue is a perfect sleeveless dress for a casual day.  With a high neckline and a loose fit, this frock offers comfort as well as style.  I love the dip in the hemline which shows a glimpse of thigh.  Best of all, Sue is completely free to Fab Free group members.  Just teleport over to The Beautiful Ones, swap over to your Fab Free tag, and tap the package.  It’s just that easy!

Sizes Included:

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

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Hat:  Truth Hair Jill

Necklace:  EarthStones Lora Necklace (free gift at The Free Dove 0L)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Sue Belted Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members 0L/0L to join)

Boots:  [hoorenbeek] Cowboy Boot Women’s Concho

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Bella Pace

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Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to meet a friend for coffee at this shop in the City of Templemore.  With my companion running late, I had plenty of time to snap a photo of my latest outfit to share with you all.

Sleek and Elegant

My entire outfit today, with the exception of the boots and cell phone, are free gifts from Rowne.  The Alla Crepe Top and Xinyu Trousers brought to mind a sophisticated, uptown girl look (tune).  I like the high waist of the pants, and the short cropped top, which left one arm bare while the opposite was encased in a full-length sleeve.  I thought it made for an interesting visual contrast.  The pants emphasized my long, slender figure, and at first, I had a hard time finding footwear that would work with them.  My slink feet and shoes poked through far above the hemline of the trousers, and I couldn’t adjust where they attached on my legs.  Uh-oh…

An Uh-Oh Followed by a Sigh of Relief

After adjusting my hover height to be slightly above the ground, I dug down deep in my inventory, and found some old-style boots that I could adjust and slide down to the bottom of the cuffs of the trousers.  It worked like a charm, and I was quite pleased with the outcome. Unfortunately, when I went to include the landmarks for my post, I discovered that the boots in my full-body shot were no longer available.  I did, however, find an alternate pair from Blackburns (shown in the close up picture below) that worked just as well, and these were only 29L on the Marketplace!  Phew!

An Entire Outfit, But That’s Not All…

In addition to the pantsuit, Rowne also has the Jane Cat Eye Sunglasses, Bon Bon Earrings, and Buckett bag set out as free gifts for group members.  I felt they all coordinated beautifully, so I combined them in one look.  The end result:  classy sophistication!  Although the group has a 350L join fee, the numerous gifts available balance out the initial expense.

What’s Included in All the Gifts:  

  • Alla Crepe Crop Top and Xinyu Crepe Trousers fit for Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique
  • Buckett Bag (with two pose options)
  • Cat Eye Sunglasses in Onyx (they were originally on top of my head; I edited them to be on my face)
  • PW BonBon earrings in Lilac (shown) and Hunter

Here’s a close up of the Blackburn boots.  They’re cute, aren’t they?

Boots Close Up

Well, that’s a wrap!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

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

Hair:  Exile Dream of Paradise

Earrings:  Rowne PW BonBon Earrings (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Sunglasses:  Rowne Jane Cat Eye Sunglasses (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Bag:  Rowne Buckett Bag (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Top:  Rowne Alla Crepe Top (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Pants:  Rowne Xinyu Crepe Trousers (free group gift 0L/350L join fee)

Boots: (Full Body Shot) *GF* Short Lace Up Boots  (no longer available)

Boots:  (Close Up Shot) Blackburns Steampunk Lace Up Short Boots Black (29L on the Marketplace)

Cell Phone:  Opulence Poses (from Call Me)

Pose:  Dyer Maker Animations 5 Bag Poses Set

Sim:  Elysium City of Templemore
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Back to the Beach!

Sunshine in My Pocket

Hello again, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I had so much fun on Monday, we decided to return to the shore for some more R&R.  I packed a bag with sunscreen, a towel, a magazine and, of course, Ripley snacks, then we headed off to one of our favorite sims – NorderNey.

Flirty and Free

I slipped on the latest free Fabulously Free in SL group gift from BlackRose before leaving home.  Bold and bright, with a white, black and dark teal color scheme, this strappy mini dress was perfect for a day of fun in the sun.  Its figure-hugging form will flatter any avatar, for sure.  I liked how the vertical stripes of dark teal at the bodice provided a touch of contrast to the otherwise horizontal bands of color, and directed the eye upward.  With plenty of versions for mesh bodies, plus mesh sizes for classic avatars, you’re sure to find just the right fit for you.

What’s Included:

  •  Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L and alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

The Beach is Calling Me and I Must Go

Here’s hoping you can carve out a little time for some rest and relaxation for yourself this week.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Sunglasses:  Steinwerk Bonnie & Clyde Sunglasses

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap Dakota

Dress:  BlackRose Tank Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0L/0L to join)

Beach Bag:  Zenith Summer Beach Bag (old Gatcha prize)

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Glamrus Poses Letting You Go (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  NorderNey

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In the Forest of My Dreams

Meet Me At Midnight

Hello there, Fabulouses!  At the Mystical Fae Forest, Ripley and I found an enchanted harp surrounded by softly glowing candles.  As we stepped closer, the wind began to pluck the strings, playing a lovely, haunting tune.  The pupster and I stood entranced as even the local reindeer paused, and tilted their heads to listen to the melody.  It was a magical night in a forest of dreams.

A Fabulous Frock for a Legendary Evening

Emma is the latest free group gift from Legendaire.  With a solid-colored bodice and hem, accented with bright swirls of paisley, this maxi dress is slender at the waist to emphasize my figure, but ends with a comfortably loose, slightly ruffled skirt.   Narrow straps left my shoulders free to feel the caress of moonlight on my skin.  The gift box includes a HUD which offers a choice of 3 textures.  I was torn between the dark blue and magenta floral swirls, a bold black and white pattern with pops of pale teal, and this red, white and teal paisley pattern.  Every one of the options was equally appealing.  Although joining the Legendaire group will set you back 99L, there is an entire wall in the shop packed with 12 group gifts, all free for members.  A teleporter on the floor will whisk you off to a plethora of other outfits also set out free for group members.  I considered 99L a fair investment for so many generous gifts.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Emma HUD with 3 texture options
  • Emma flats (not shown)

All Good Things Come to an End

As the clock approached midnight, my canine Prince Charming nudged my hand, breaking the spell, and reminding me that this Cinderella has to get up bright and early for RL work tomorrow.  Bidding the reindeer and the spellbinding harp farewell, Ripley and I journeyed home.  Until my next post, here’s wishing you magical encounters, and happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Hair:  Exile Full of Grace

Earrings:  Zaara Sarayi Painted Hoops

Dress:  Legendaire Emma Maxi Dress (free group gift 0L/99L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Sandals:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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A Little Bird Said…

Spread Your Wings

Hello there, Fab Free!  A feathered friend reminded me that there are still 6 days left to shop at the Springtacious Cart Sale, so Ripley and I headed back to see if we could scope out another Fabulous Find to share with you.  At the 1 Hundred cart, we found a pair of robin’s egg blue Daisy Duke style shorts paired with a strappy pink floral tank for only 10L.  Perfect for a warm summer day, this outfit is sure to help you show off your curves.  If pink is not your color, the top also comes in sky blue, lemon yellow, and lilac.

What’s Included:

  • Jacket, top and underwear layers for classic avatars
  • Appliers for:  Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Wowmeh mesh bodies
  • Universal Omega Applier (top, bra, pants, undies)
  • Applier for Lalas, *L.inc.*, U Luckie, Banned and Universal Omega

Down at the Cart Wash

There are so many amazing deals just waiting to be discovered at The Wash.  I hope you get a chance to check out the multitude of displays, and scoop up some budget-friendly finds for yourself before the carts are all packed up for this round.  The sale ends on April 12th.

Until next time my friends, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head: Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Magika Lush

Outfit:  1Hundred Shorty Set (10L at The Cart Wash)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Slink Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Bella Pace

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Gorgeous on a Gray Day

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Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I discovered another Fabulous Find at The Cart Wash sale to share with you.  I scooped up my strappy Beautiful Gray Day dress for only 10L at the Emerald Couture stand.  This knee-length frock offers a figure hugging fit that ends with a ruffled hem.  It features a light gray background topped with a delicate floral pattern.  With a variety of sizes and mesh body options, this budget-friendly dress is sure to fit your avatar.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Mesh Body Compatibility:  Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Slink Hourglass
  • Gray Day Shoes (not shown in picture)

Half Off?  Count Me In!

Although this amazing sale doesn’t quite drop the price to the 75L mark, I did want to pass along the news of the 50 percent off sale over at Exile.  All in-world styles, except Gatchas, are marked half off until April 7th.  As soon as I read the note card announcing the special offer, I clicked the teleport button, only to see the dreaded “Region is full” message.  I persisted, and finally after multiple attempts, arrived.  I picked up several new hairdo’s, including the Class Act style featured above.  For only 125L, you can purchase regular color packs, fusion packs for 140L, and the All or Nothing pack for 625L.  It was well worth the effort required to enter the sim!

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Those Extra Little Touches

At the Rispetto Designs cart at The Wash, I picked up these glossy, dark gray Amour Signature Shawnda earrings for only 10 little Linden dollars.  They coordinated perfectly with the hue of the roses scattered across my dress.  The triple hoop design provided just the right amount of bling to complement my outfit.

Treat Yourself…

… to a little retail therapy.  This round of The Cart Wash is absolutely packed with bargains galore, and I hope you get a chance to teleport over to the Wash and check out all the booths for yourself.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  (Shot with Bike) Exile Class Act (50% off – Sale ends April 7th)

(Close Up) Exile Slow Burn

Earrings:  Amour Signature Shawnda Earrings (10L at the Rispetto Designs Display at The Cart Wash)

Dress:  Emerald Couture Beautiful Gray Day Dress (10L at The Cart Wash)

Shoes:  KC Couture Jane Heels for Slink High Feet

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (Shot with Bike) Luane’s World Poses

(Close Up) Le Poppycock

Sim:  It’s a New Dawn Lemon Beach

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