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Quiet Moments Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought

Well, hello there, Fabulouses, and Happy Saturday!  After a very late night (or early morning, I guess) in RL, I’m feeling a bit off track today.  I had to pick up a family member at the airport for a supposed midnight arrival, that turned out to be about an hour delayed.  The pupster and I didn’t get to sleep until about 2 am… eep!  Back in my wild and crazy  younger days, I could easily bounce back from a late evening, but now I find myself needing to sit and catch up.  I think Rip’s feeling the same way, because we both just plunked ourselves down near a fence line on the Whimberly sim this morning, and vegged.

Off the Shoulder

Luckily, it was a warm dawn in SL, so I was quite comfortable in my new “K2” shirt from the Petry Model Store.  This cropped top features a ruffled neckline, a one shoulder style, and a HUD that allows you to select from a variety of solid and print textures.  This floral pattern seemed just right for an early spring day, but if that’s not your style, you have 19 other options to choose from.  You can even opt to texturize the ruffle separately from the rest of the blouse.  Best of all, this little gem of a top is a free gift for members of the DM group, which is completely free to join!  In addition to this adorable shirt, there are a number of other free gifties set out; you’ll find them clustered on the wall nearby.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer)
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Slink Hourglass

I can see Ripley’s eyes drifting closed, and I’m feeling a bit sleepy myself.  We’re off to try to catch up on some Z’s.  Thankfully, we don’t have to deal with the time-change in our part of the world.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Rumor

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Venice Beach Boho

Top:  Petry Model Store Top K2 (free gift for members of the DM Group – 0L/0L to join)

Pants: D&D Fashions and Design Skinny Jeans (75L as part of Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only through Sunday)

Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Artis Photography and Poses Portrait Gift Pose (1L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Whimberly

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In the Wide Open Meadow

Walk in the Meadow

Happy Saturday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in quickly to share a time-sensitive offer with you.  My complete Alegro outfit, which includes my sweater, tube top and pants is available at cae.b for only 55L for a limited time as part of this week’s Fifty5 Thursday Sale.  Although it may look like I am wearing a beautiful paisley skirt from this angle, I actually am sporting a fun pair of flared pants with asymmetrical hemlines.  The top half of this outfit is composed of two separate pieces – a strappy tank top and a long sleeve cropped sweater that can be worn together as I have done, or as separates.  Making this outfit even more versatile is the texture change HUD, which allows you to select from 9 different paisley patterns for the pants and 6 choices for the tank and sweater combination.  It’s like getting a bunch of outfits all in one package.   With versions for classic avatars as well as popular mesh bodies, you are bound to find the right fit for you!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layers for top and pants)
  • Maitreya
  • Ebody
  • Ocasin
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

The Fifty5 Thursday sale starts at 7 am on Thursdays and runs through Sunday.  Items featured in the sale cost between 55 and 100L.  If you like this outfit as much as I do, I’d recommend a quick trip over to cae.b to pick it up before Sunday passes by.  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 Polly (no longer available)

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Vivienne

Outfit (includes top and pants):  Cae.b Alegro (55L until Sunday as part of Fifty5Thursday Sale – hurry!)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  Grafica josephine ii

Sim:  Yorkshire

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The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

October – the perfect pause between summer and winter.  I have always loved the crisp, cool days of October…..the beauty of the hills, the fallen leaves dancing in the breeze, and the hint of wood smoke in the air.  Although it signaled the close of summer, it also marked the end of the dreaded ragweed season that plagued my childhood.  Luckily, I now live in a part of the country where I don’t have to worry about sneezing and sniffling through the end of summer, nevertheless, I think I will always treasure autumn.

These Boots are Made For…

…traipsing through the leaves.  One thing I especially appreciated about the arrival of fall was pulling out cool weather clothing, and, of course, shopping for new favorites!  I recently discovered these amazing, over-the-knee Alanis boots, which are a free gift from Hilly Haalan for members of the Hilly Haalan Fashions group.  I opted for a basic black hue, but could have also used the texture-change Hud to select solid brown or a floral pattern in gray or yellow-gold.  With realistic wrinkles, and a figure-hugging fit, this pair of high heeled footwear will keep my feet and legs toasty and stylishly warm, well into late autumn.

Avatar Compatibility:

  • Fit mesh Classic Avatar (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Sassy Sleeveless Frock

As part of Fifty5 Thursday, I scooped up this belted Gabriella dress at BlackRose Fashion for only 75L.  With a sexy slit in the side, and a plunging neckline, this tailored, sophisticated dress showed off my curves.  It, too, comes with a texture-change HUD, which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe.  The special offering will be available only through Sunday, so if you love this dress as much as I do, don’t hesitate to TP on over to the shop.  The sale boards are located to the left of the main service desk in the center of the store.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Ripley and I are thrilled that we made it to Fall Break, and look forward to extra free time to discover some budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with you all.  First, though, we have to survive tire shopping for the old truck… Fun times!  I just hope I can convince the pupster not to christen the tires right away.  I want them looking pretty for at least a few days.  Wish me luck!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Argrace Karin (new release)

Necklace:  Cae Harper Necklace

Arm Circlet: Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (free gift for members of Just Because Clothing group – 0L/0L to join)

Dress:  BlackRose Fashion Gabriella Dress (75L just for Fifty5 Thursday Sale – only until Sunday)

Boots:  Hilly Haalan Alanis boots (free gift for members of Hilly Haalan Fashions group 0L/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Countryside

Kathrynvayandarnewtag

 


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Bubbling With Excitement Over Fabulous Gifts

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Today it was time for Ripley’s annual visit to the V-E-T.  He was due for his rabies shot and a few other nasty pokes, so on the way home, it was time for some shopping therapy.  Aren’t I a lucky girl to have a pooch who loves bargain-hunting as much as I do?  After the promise of “Ripley-snacks,” my hound with a nose for fashion quickly tracked down two Fabulous Finds that we’re “bubbling” with excitement to share with you.  Ripley didn’t have to search far…these goodies include two gifts for Fab Free Group members.

To join the FabFree Group, (free to join), copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL Viewer and click the group join link – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about .  There are so many wonderful gifts available to Fabulously Free members, and the list is growing every day!

Bubbling With Excitement

For our first Fabulous Find, I slipped on the free, sleek Karmyn dress from #Bubbles.  With two curve-hugging silky mauve sides connected by a creamy, lacy panel, what’s not to love about this dress?  Its soft colors are sure to flatter any avatar.  A quick jaunt over to the Free Dove yielded my accessories which are a free gift set from Chop Zuey.  The purpley-pink tone of the center gem stone surrounded by gleaming diamonds perfectly echoed the color scheme of my dress.  With an application of subtle matte lipstick from Birth, Nefertiti eyeliner from Euphoric and Star Bliss nail polish from Livia (only 10L on The Marketplace – score team Ripley!), I’m all glamm’d up and ready to go!

Somewhere Between Love and Friendship

Of course, after a morning at the animal hospital and bargain hunting, Ripley was ready for some well-deserved R and R at the lovely “A Painter’s Link” sim. He brown-bagged his Ripley-snacks and I brought along a picnic lunch to enjoy underneath a shady maple tree. For this outing, I needed a more casual outfit, so I combined Candys Capris from Cartiera Designs with two of our other finds of the day: the strappy, pink spiked shoes from Living Vintage Couture (another Free Fab Free Group Gift) and SG Apparel’s Rhapsody Gypsy top. The fun, unusual shoes left my fresh French manicure from By Snow (0L on The Marketplace) free to sparkle in the dappled sunshine. My pink crop top coordinated perfectly with my shoes, but if pink is not your color, the top comes with a color-change HUD with several other options. This top is a featured item in this week’s Fifty5 Thursdays sales line up. The sale runs through Sunday, but some designers keep up the sale items up for an entire week. All in all, these separates combined to create a fun, playful outfit for our afternoon leisure time.

Right now, Ripley is snoozing away his active morning, but I’m sure he’ll wake up soon raring to seek out some more Fabulous Finds to share with our wonderful readers. Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and a slumbering Ripley)

Kat is wearing…
First Photo with Mauve Dress
Mesh Body:  Slink Physique Mesh Body

Mesh Head: Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah (at Collabor88)

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Lip Applier: Birth 3rd Gen Alura Catwa Lipsticks Matte Subtle

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Jewelry:  Chop Zuey Les Petits Fleurs (Free at The Free Dove)

Dress: #Bubbles Karmyn Mauve Dress (Free Gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0l/0L to join)

Nail Applier:  Livia Star Bliss Nails (10L on The Marketplace)

Mesh Hands:  Slink Casual Hands

Pose:  An Lar [Poses] Sophee Series

Sim:  Mirage

 

Second Photo with Spiked Strap Pink Shoes

(Same shape, head, skin, eyes,hands and feet as above)

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Top:  SG Apparel Rhapsody Gypsy (75L as part of Fifty5 Thursdays)

Capris:  Cartiera Designs Candys Capris

Shoes:  Living Vintage Couture Spiked Strap Pink (Fab Free Group Gift, 0L/0L to join.  For this gift, you pay 1L, but then you are refunded 1L)

Nail Applier:  By Snow Slink Nails Appliers French Natural (Free Gift on The Marketplace 0L)

Pose:  Toute Poses Let’s Get Some Shoes

Sim:  A Painter’s Link
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