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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

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So Long to Summer

So Long to Summer

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I enjoyed our extra day off today, and spent quite a bit of time just meandering around the grid. When I was a girl growing up, I had bittersweet feelings about Labor Day.  I relished the three day weekend, but was always sad to see the end of summer.  Now that I live in the desert, the thought of summer heat departing is something I look forward to.  Isn’t it funny how our perspective changes with the passing of time?

Falling Leaves and Long Sleeves

My laced crop top is perfect for those warm early fall days that end with a slight chill as the sun sets.  Loose fitting long sleeves, which are easy to roll up if need be, will keep my arms warm, while the short hem will allow my tummy to soak up some sun.  I really like the criss-crossed straps that weave through large, brass-colored eyelets.    The asymmetrical shoulders add a touch of whimsy to the black pullover, which is the free September gift for members of the Rir Life Design group.  Although there is a teensy 10L join fee, this adorable top is well worth it!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus

Well, it’s back to the grindstone for me tomorrow, and back to his guard dog duties for the pupster.  At least it is only a four-day work week.  🙂  Until my next post, happy shopping to you!

~ 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:  Magika Excuse Me

Top:  Rir Life Design Shirt With Strings (September Group Gift for members of Rir Life Group – 0L/10L to join)

Skirt:  Just Because Elise Maxi Skirt

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim:  Small Town Green

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Dreams are Made of Sun and Sand

Beach Pup

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I once again returned to our favorite place to relax and rejuvenate……..the beach!  With the salty sea air, the cries of the gulls, and the crashing of waves floating on the warm summer breeze, I couldn’t have found a better spot than the NorderNey sim.

A Festival Find

The pupster and I decided to check out the Okinawa Summer Festival, and scooped up this free halterneck bikini top with a bold geometric print.  I really like the way the black bands contrast with the muted yellow, orange, white and blue tones of the pattern.  The gift also includes a coordinating bikini bottom, but I chose to cover up with black capris.  This swimwear set is completely free at the M*Motion shop at the festival, and includes a bikini top, bottom, and an inner applier HUD for the Maitreya mesh body only.

Black Rose

Studded Summer Sandals

My footwear today is another free gift, this time for members of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  The talented designer at BlackRose Fashion used salmon colored leather capped with black gleaming gemstone accents set in gold toned metal to craft this lovely pair of summery shoes  A slender golden chain with a dangling bead fasten the sandals to your feet.  Constructed to fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink feet, the flat sandals offer the tan sole I chose to wear for my picture or a black version.  They work really well for my casual outfit, but I think they also would pair nicely with a more dressy look.

The Weekend is in Sight!

I’m looking forward to a long weekend to celebrate my real life birthday.  I’ll be 25 (again – a wonderful age to stay, don’t you think?), so I plan to enjoy some yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting, indulge in some shopping, and just take it easy.  It will be wonderful!  I hope you have some time with family and friends, too.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley – save a chocolate frosting free cupcake for me, please!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  LAQ Bento Motion Capture Gaia

Head Applier:  LAQ Sophia

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Argrace Equestrian Cap/Dakota

Top:  M*Motion C16-07 Light Halterneck Bikini Top (free gift at Okinawa Summer Festival ends August 7th)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris Black

Sandals:  BlackRose Fashion Sandal Flat Salmon (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)

Puppy:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd (old gacha prize)

Pose:  (sitting) Lily’s Poses Silent Window Sit (50L on the Marketplace)      (close up of feet) !bang poses

Sim:  NorderNey (group membership required for entry to sim)

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Monday Monday

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I sure put his tracking harness to good use lately.  This time, we hit the trail on the Four Seasons Hunt 2 and discovered this gorgeous flowing skirt (called Petra) from Trashed.  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline, which is short in the front, but falls to knee length in the back, Petra drew many compliments as I wandered throughout SL.  A violet and green floral print splashed across a black background coordinates beautifully with a violet inner lining.  The waistline and side ribbons echo this contrasting hue.  I imagined the skirt trailing behind me on the breeze as Ripley and I strolled through the Mystical Fae Forest.  This has to be one of my most favorite hunt finds of all time.  I just adore this skirt!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • Physique

The Four Seasons Hunt 2 runs until July 30 and offers gifts priced at 1L each, which are themed for one of the four seasons.   There are 22 goodies to be discovered from a variety of talented designers.  Ripley and I look forward to bringing you another Fabulous Find soon.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head: Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeshadow:  Arte Fridil Eyeshadow Smoky Style

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Arte Catwa Lipstick Matte

Hair:  Magika Serene

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier

Skirt:  Trashed Petra Skirt (4 Seasons Hunt Prize – 1L)

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

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Let Your Colors Burst

Vision

Hello Fabulouses!  I have a quick post for you today, featuring a completely free, bustier from ViSion Clothing Company.  With a soft pink, lavender and gold floral pattern splashed across a dark background, this colorful, sexy top will set off your curves in style.  I really like the eye-catching details of the silver rivet accents and the black criss-cross side straps.  Since the misty morning air was cool, I decided to slip on a leather cropped jacket, but as the day heats up, I plan to remove it, and soak up some sunshine.  Either way, this top looks fantastic, and so will you!  Best of all, the ViSion Clothing Company group has no join fee, so you can scoop up this bustier for free.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Although it’s above our 75L maximum limit, I thought it was worth mentioning that my beaded necklace from Indulge Temptation is currently 50% off.  In fact, every item in the store is 50% off until July 10th, so if you are looking to add some reasonably priced baubles to your inventory, you might want to journey over to IT! and take a peek around.

Baby, You’re a Firework…

Although I enjoy Fourth of July celebrations, I dread them as well, because poor Ripley is terrified of the sound of fireworks.  Last night, he paced my room, and spent some time cowering partly under my computer desk (poor boy doesn’t quite fit under it any more).  I’m sure the next couple of days will be challenging for him as neighbors celebrate Independence Day with firecrackers, Roman Candles, and Skyrockets. I know he’ll be glad to have this holiday behind us.  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 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:  enVOGUE Hair Beyonce (free Hair Fair gift – First blogged {HERE} by Astrid)

Jacket:  .:MCK:. Cropped Leather Jacket

Top:  .ViSion. Clothing Company Bustier Melani (free group gift 0L/0L to join)

Necklace:  Indulge Temptation Beaded Necklace 1 p6 (115L as part of the 50% off store wide sale)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris Black

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Svalbard II Guerrero

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Wild Rose

Rose

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  I’m taking a quick break from housecleaning in RL to tell you about another discovery Ripley and I made at The Cart Wash.  The Wild Rose top from Mystic Dragon Designs features a floral print across a white background, a halter style neckline, and an asymmetrical open front, which offers a sexy peek at your belly button.   I really love the romantic, feminine look of this summery shirt, and you can scoop it up for only 10L at The Wash.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus
  • Werwolf

Sadly, the dog hair (thanks, Ripley!) is not vacuuming itself up, so I need to return to my cleaning.  Perhaps I should follow Serena’s example and pick up the Clean-o-Mat.  It sure would come in handy!  Or maybe you can train a dog to use a vacuum cleaner?  I wonder…. 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 Medison

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

Hair:  Argrace Tsubura

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Top:  Mystic Dragon Designs Wild Rose (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris – Pink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Trompe Loeil Snow Day Bed White (on the sim)

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest
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Daydreaming on a Sunday Afternoon

Daydream Believer

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I continued along the Women Only Hunt 3 path and discovered another free Fabulous Find to share with you.   The coconut at Envious contains the sassy BabyMetal bra, panties (not shown in my picture), and cropped top.  With a rich, red, satiny texture, the knotted over shirt contrasts beautifully with the dark undergarment, which has a sprinkling of silver crosses and skulls, giving it a slightly Goth air.  The panties, bra and top can be worn all together, or on an individual basis, making this hunt gift a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Lara
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

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: Tableau Vivant Summer Hairplay Chinook (75L per play – available at The Arcade)

Top: Envious BabyMetal (free hunt gift for Women Only Hunt 3 – hunt runs until June 24th)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris

Pose:  (part of the tire swing at the sim)

Sim:  Garden of Absentia
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Aphrodite Valentine Market & Hunt – Prize Preview

Hi there Fabulous Readers! Just popping in to share news that Aphrodite Shop is hosting a Valentine Market and there you will find 6 hidden teddybears priced at just 1L each with high quality Valentine animations and décor!  I rezzed them all and snapped photos so you can see which ones they are before you part with your lindens as each bear is numbered!  I couldn’t find the end date for this particular event, so make sure to head down there ASAP if you’d like any of these items for yourself!

Prize Preview

As you can see from the photos below, #1 is probably the largest of the prizes as it includes all the décor shown as well as rose petals and is filled with plenty of cuddly couples animations, but they are all really nice romance inspired items.

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  1. Aphrodite Shop Romantic Valentine’s Scene – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – Filled with plenty of couples animations!
  2. Aphrodite Shop Valentine’s Cake “Happy Valentines” – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – decor
  3. Aphrodite Shop Will You Be My Valentine? Couples Pose – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – One Couples pose (yep, I’m short one photo partner today!)- includes the floral arch
  4. Aphrodite Shop Valentine Buffet Valentine’s Cake – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – decor
  5. Aphrodite Shop Chocolates Box – Heart Shaped – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – decor
  6. Aphrodite Shop Potted Red Roses – 1L Valentine Market Hunt – décor

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Azalea
Dress – Just Because Daria

The Stuff…

  1. Aphrodite Shop Romantic Valentine’s Scene – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  2. Aphrodite Shop Valentine’s Cake “Happy Valentines” – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  3. Aphrodite Shop Will You Be My Valentine? Couples Pose – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  4. Aphrodite Shop Valentine Buffet Valentine’s Cake – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  5. Aphrodite Shop Chocolates Box – Heart Shaped – 1L Valentine Market Hunt
  6. Aphrodite Shop Potted Red Roses – 1L Valentine Market Hunt

 

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Candy Cane Kisses

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Well hello there Fabulouses! Feast your eyes upon the very sexy Willow Jumpsuit by Just Because.  You can pick up this newly released, hot little set as a free group gift when you join the Just Because inworld group – which is free to join.  I think Just Because had you and your partner in mind with this one, because it really is a treat for two *winks*.

About the Willow Jumpsuit

The Willow Jumpsuit comes in three pieces that you can wear together or as separates, and includes a texture change HUD that allows you to mix and match textures between a few different holiday choices.  I really liked the lickable candy cane stripes, but the other options are very nice for the holidays too.

Sizes available:

  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • Slink

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)

Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair & Pose – Argrace Akane
Bodysuit – Just Because Willow Jumpsuit Christmas Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

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Under the Light of the Moon

Gazing up at the Moon
Hello Fabulouses!  The other day, while Ripley and I wandered through SL, he stopped, and gazed intently into the distance, then suddenly slipped from his collar.  He bolted away, leaving me holding a dangling leash, and the chase was on!  I finally caught up to him as he paced impatiently outside the Lucky Night Shop.  I tightened his collar up a notch, slipped it around his neck once more, then followed my hound with a nose for fashion over to the group gifts corner.  Sure enough, Ripley had discovered another Fabulous Find to share with our wonderful readers.

A Dreamy, Draped Dress

Ripley’s nose pointed straight at the free Moon Dress, which is the current gift for the FitMesh Fanatics group.  Following the pupster’s lead, I switched over to my FitMesh Fanatics tag (the group is free to join), gave the group gift board a quick tap, and became the proud owner of this lovely, free gown. With softly draped folds gathered by a simple black belt at the waist, this floor-length gown reminds me of a Roman goddess dress.  A delicate shade of mauve, paired with a plunging neckline, and a daring, scooped back, lend this frock a feminine air.  I love the way it frees my skin to softly shimmer in the moonlight.  Simple, yet elegant, this gown would be perfect for role play, or an evening of dancing under the light of the moon.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Belleza and Maitreya
  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for fitmesh

Ripley and I traveled to The Gates of Melancholy, and spent a quiet evening contemplating the stars and moonlight.  I wish you peace in this sometimes-hectic holiday season.  If you are fortunate to have your family near you, I hope you take a moment to hold them close, and let them know how much they mean to you.  I discovered recently just how fragile life can be, and I’m glad I had let my loved ones know how much I care while I still had time to do so.  Until my next post, dear readers, happy shopping!

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara (formerly at Kustom9)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Soldier

Hair:  Magika Written

Dress:  Lucky Night Shop Moon Dress (free gift for FitMesh Fanatics Group 0L/0L to join)

Arm Cuff:  Just Because Elegant Arm Cuff (old group gift for FaMESHed group)

Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Lyrium (includes violin)

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy
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