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With a Little Help From My Friends

Wild and Free

Happy Sunday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I met some new friends today at The Mill and paused to capture a snapshot with them.  Mr. Ears was shy and didn’t want to look at the camera, but his pal Blackie happily obliged.  Isn’t Chippers just the cutest little chipmunk ever?  He is part of the pose pack “Snuggly” from Nani that I discovered on the Marketplace for only 50L.

My outfit today is a free group gift from Machka Design, and includes the darling floral shorts and knit cropped top shown in the picture, plus cowboy boots and a shirt that ties around your waist, which I opted not to wear today.  The color of the top reminded me of pale morning sunshine.  I like its high collar and sleeveless design.  Echoing the flowers scattered in the field at The Mill, the pretty botanical pattern on the shorts was perfect for a casual day spent exploring nature.  The Machka Design group is completely free to join.  To add the Santa Rosa outfit to your inventory, just switch over to the group tag, teleport to the shop, walk inside, and tap the box on the floor just inside the doorway.

What’s Included in the Gift Package:

  • Mesh shorts in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fitmesh shorts in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for shorts
  • Knit tank top in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for tank top
  • Cowboy boots
  • Alpha layer for cowboy boots
  • Shirt tied around waist in XS, S, M, L, XL

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 Forest

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Lipstick applier for Catwa mesh head (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair JoJo (includes hat)

Outfit:  Machka Design Santa Rosa Knit Top and Shorts (free group gift for Machka Design group 0L/0L to join )

Shoes:  ::ROC:: Canvas Sneaker! Tiptoe_Slink

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Nani Snuggly (50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  The Mill

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You Give Me Butterflies

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Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you are in the midst of a relaxing weekend as Ripley and I are!  After reading Love’s post {HERE} about the new update for Slink hands, I teleported right over to Slink, tapped the re-delivery terminal, and scooped up the latest release.  Thank you for the tip, Love!  I then picked up a few Bento-friendly poses on the Marketplace, and decided to incorporate the 60L “Touch” pose from Kiss Me Poses in my main photo for today’s post.  I added the butterflies, which were an old gotcha prize from Cubic Cherry, and the effect was very picturesque.

Say Yes to the Mini Dress

My dress today is a free group gift from Pacagaia Creations called the Ginna Harness dress.  Although the join fee is 100L, a versatile texture change HUD is included with the March gift, and there are 7 other freebies on the wall of the store for group members.  I love the strappy detailing on this sexy Ginna dress, and the subtle sheen of its texture.  With realistic folds and creases, this curve-hugging number draws the eye to all the right places.  Although the windlight setting and reflections I used for my snapshot make it look like there is purple in the dress, it truly is a lovely shade of green (you can get a glimpse of the true color in the photo below), in honor of St.  Patrick’s Day.  If you don’t want to sport a foresty hue, there are a number of other options in the color change HUD included in the gift box.  You can set the straps and body of the dress the same color as I have done, or you can use a contrasting texture for the straps to make the design really pop.   For the body of the dress, there are of 8 solid colors or two patterns in the HUD, while the straps have 10 texture options.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, TMP and Venus
  • Mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Texture HUD for customizing the straps and body of dress separately

Perfectly Polished From Head…
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I found a sweet pair of shamrock earrings in the Stylovely shop on the Marketplace for only 5L.  Even though St. Patrick’s Day has passed, I will still periodically wear these little lovelies in the hope that they might bring me some of the luck of the Irish.  I really like their detailed texture, and the way they dangle gently from my earlobes.

To Toe…
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With delicate straps and sparkling gemstones, these free Sandra heels from ChicChica added plenty of glam to my outfit.  Designed for Slink mid feet, they are ornate enough to be paired with an elegant gown, yet coordinate beautifully with the more casual frock I chose to don today.  They are a special free gift to celebrate St. Patricks’ Day, and I’m not sure how much longer they will be set out, so if you want to claim a pair for your own, don’t delay.  I’d suggest heading on over to ChicChica as soon as possible.

That’s a Wrap

I hope you enjoyed my green-themed outfit for today.  Ripley and I will be on the look out for another Fabulous Find to share with you soon.  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 (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Truth Hair Azalea

Earrings:  **Stylovely** Shamrock/Clover earrings (5L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Pacagaia Creations Ginna Harness Mini Dress (free group gift 0L/100L to join)

Shoes:  ChicChica Sandra Heels (free gift 0L no group needed)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Cubic Cherry and Kiss Me Poses

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest
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Spring is in the Air

Spring Posies

Hello Fabulouses!  It’s almost Friday….thank goodness!  This has been quite an eventful week in RL for me, and I’m really looking forward to the weekend.  While Ripley and I were out exploring, a group notice from Fabulously Free in SL (my *fav* group ever!) popped on my screen, detailing the newest free group gift from Eloise Baker.  Of course, after one peek at the photo, I high-tailed it over to the Time Portal sim as fast as my fingers could click the link!

Lavender Love

My spring floral dress in a lovely purple hue is the free gift offered to FabFree members at Eloise Baker.  This sweet, strappy feminine frock features a slightly flared and ruffled skirt.  With pastel-colored, contrasting flower-dotted panels, and a curve hugging fit, this dress is sure to flatter any figure.  Its timeless, classic design can be accessorized for vintage role play, yet also is perfect for a casual, modern look.  Soft and graceful, this dress is definitely one of my most favorite Fabulous Finds!

What’s Included:

  • Applier for Belleza, Hourglass, Maitreya, and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, and XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

To Top it All Off

To add an elegant touch, and shield my eyes from the bright sunshine, I donned a wide-brimmed summer sun hat, which I scooped up for a mere 29L at the MESHit store on the Marketplace.  Since it’s completely customizable, it was easy to edit the color and texture of the hat so that it perfectly coordinated with my dress.  It seems as if they were made for each other!  I love the mysterious aura I get with the angle of the brim covering my eyes.   With its reasonable price, and flexible options for color and textures, this versatile topper is sure to find its way into many blog pictures in the future.

Better Days are Coming…

… namely Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  I hope the rest of your week passes smoothly, and you have plenty of free time to visit boutiques or do whatever you like in SL.  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

Lip Applier:  Arte Catwa Applier Lip Gloss

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hat:  MeshIT Full Permission Summer Hat (29L on the Marketplace)

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

Necklace:  Misha Fine Jewelry Tender Heart Silver Necklace in Amethyst

Dress:  Eloise Baker Spring Floral [purple] (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members 0L/0L to join)

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

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Nail Polish:  Lemon Barley Designs Purple Pleasure Manicure and Pedicure for Slink (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  The Mill
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I Feel Lucky Today

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Hello Fabulouses!  When Ripley and I were at My Style, and picked up the outfit for my last post {HERE}, I couldn’t resist scooping up another free group gift, this lovely Maya top.  It has a fun tie that wraps around your midsection and ends in a cute little bow.  Three quarter length sleeves and a plunging neckline complete the look.  The gift box includes appliers for Freya, Isis, Physique, Hourglass, Lara and Venus mesh bodies.  To add this sexy number to your inventory, swap over to the Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News Group tag (it’s free to join), and tap the gift board.

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Those Little Added Touches

Since my cropped shirt was a free gift, I had some wiggle room left in my budget, and picked up the Miley Collar from Euphorie for just 70 Linden dollars on the Marketplace.  This versatile necklace comes with a HUD that allows you to choose from 10 different hues of leather, and six varieties of metal trim.  I selected black to coordinate with my outfit, but I could have easily added a splash of eye-popping color.

With Saint Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching, I slicked on polish from the Get LUCKY! Mani Pedi Mini set from Bombora.  This 15L Marketplace find helped me get into the holiday spirit.  With the handy HUD, there are 5 options, including several versions with shamrocks, as well as this green and gold tipped finish that I applied today.  Who knows, maybe some of the luck of the Irish will rub off on me.  Actually, this would be a good time for a game of Greedy.  Too bad Ripley doesn’t play because, just like Mary Chapin Carpenter, I Feel Lucky!

Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley (who is greedy only for Ripley snacks)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35 L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  No_Match No.Charme (available at Hairology)

Necklace:  Euphorie Miley Collar (70L on the Marketplace)

Top:  My Style Maya Top (free group gift for Maitreya Gifts Sales and News Group 0L/0L to join)

Skirt:  Meli Imako Boho Hem Skirt

Mesh Hands:  Slink

Nail Polish:  Bombora Get LUCKY! Slink Mani Pedi Mini Set (15L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  Close Up for nails:  Baxe                    Photo of Top:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  NorderNey

 

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Butterfly Kisses

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I returned to Hobbiton this week, and I had the magical experience of having a butterfly alight on my outstretched hand as I stood in a garden of wildflowers.  If you haven’t traveled to this lovely sim, it’s well worth the trip!  Modeled after the Tolkien tales, and filled with whimsical references to scenery from the novels, Thunder Dragon Island offers optional, light-hearted role play, a peaceful setting, and spots for couples scattered throughout its landscape.

A Jeans and Tee Kind of Girl

Since I knew we would be exploring the wonders of nature, I opted for a casual spring look for our journey to the land of Bilbo Baggins.  I assembled my outfit from free group gifts available at My Style, and it was perfect for the mild spring weather we encountered.  The strappy, cream colored Kelly top  kept my shoulders free to feel the dappled sunshine.  I particularly enjoyed the loose-fitting satiny texture of the fabric.  My well-worn capris continued the carefree theme.  Complete with rolled cuffs, a buff colored belt, and a realistic, faded texture that echoed the milky hue of my tank, these pants are sure to become a spring wardrobe staple for me.  Both items of clothing are available completely for free as group gifts at the My Style store.  Simply swap over to the Avangardista tag for the Kelly tank and the My Style tag to scoop up the trousers.  If you’re currently not a member of either group, don’t let that stop you, as both groups have 0L join fees!

Included With the Kelly Top:

  • Fitmesh for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Included With the RAF Jeans:

  • Fitmesh for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Time for a Game of Fetch

My peaceful encounter with my new butterfly friend did not last long, as it was soon disturbed by a canine pal dropping a branch on my toes (ouch, Ripley!).  As the beautiful winged creature fluttered away, Rip gave a joyful woof and nudged the stick, just in case I hadn’t noticed its crash landing.  Guess I’d better indulge in his favorite past time in order to save my pedicure.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley (stop typing and play, Mom!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Had:  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

Hair:  No Match_ Hair Store No_Charme available at Hairology

Necklace:  Cae Whimsy Necklace Champagne (in store 75L Gacha prize)

Top:  My Style Kelly top (free gift for Avangardista Group 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  My Style Jeans RAF (free gift for *My Style* Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Illi’s Slink Meriel Flip Flop (99L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Hobbiton Sim

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Ray of Sunshine

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Desperately Seeking A Ray Of Sunshine

I had a plan…  A plan to catch me some warm rays of sunshine on a beachy sim, and I knew exactly where I needed to go for one sexy, sexy swimsuit!  I remembered when I was at Scandalize the other day picking up another free group gift I have previously shown [HERE], that I eyed up this strapped bathing beauty as a free group gift upstairs in the VIP area too!  The Scandalize group is free to join and you can pick up the Elle Bikini in both white and black as a VIP treat!

Sizes available:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique

/me sets her phone alarm to wake her up in half an hour to flip over!  Not making THAT mistake again!!

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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 & Pose – Argrace Akane
Glasses – Exile LA
Swimwear – Scandalize ELLE Bikini (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Follow Your Bliss

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Leave a Trail of Glitter

All That Glitters

Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  It was a cold and dreary day here in RL, and I was sure glad to enjoy some warmer weather in SL.  Ripley and I ventured to the Bal Harbour sim and met some new canine pals as we looked for the perfect spot to snap a picture.

Sleek and Sophisticated

My dress today, Cupid, is a free gift for Fab Free group members from Glitter.  With its curve-hugging design and plunging neckline, you are sure to have all eyes on you once you don this deep navy dress.  I liked the way the fine, speckled dots on the fabric caught the gleam of the sunlight as I wandered around.  I felt so elegant in this dress, and chose to pair it with an over-sized black sun hat and a pair of simple black heels.  The overall effect was graceful and chic, and I will definitely wear this outfit again soon.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers HUD for Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and eBody
  • Cupid Dress insert for mesh skirt in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cupid Dress shirt and pants layer for classic avatars

Just One of Many

Cupid is just one of forty-eight free gifts that generous designers are presenting to Fab Free group members.  You can check out the entire group gift posting, which shows all the amazing free gifts for our fabulous group members, {HERE}.  If you are anything like me, you will find a number of “must haves” among this long list.

Until my next post, happy shopping, wonderful readers!

~ 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 Slate

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier – Aiko

Hat:  Meli Imako Full Perm Mesh Women’s Floppy Hat with Hair (I wore just the hat, not the hair…I had to edit the hat slightly so it would fit over my hair)

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer Ashira Teardrop Necklace

Dress:  Glitter Cupid Dress (free gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group members 0L/0L to join)

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

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Bal Harbour
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A Rambling Gypsy Soul

Rock Those Polka Dots
Hello wonderful readers!  I have an adorable, middle of the week Fabulous Find to share with you today.  I know it certainly brought a smile to my face when I added this free outfit to my inventory!

Rocking Those Polka Dots

Gypsy Chic’s free gift features a sweet, salmon-colored halter mini dress sprinkled with polka dots, and topped with a denim bolero style jacket.  Loosely fitted, with softly draped folds in the skirt, this frock is sure to flatter any figure.  I love the semi sweetheart style neckline, and the retro appeal of the entire outfit.  PinkMelon is a free gift for members of the TeleportHub.com group.  Although the group has a 10L join fee, there are so many goodies bestowed upon members, it’s a worthwhile investment.  The free package includes mesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M and L sizes, as well as the requisite alpha layer.  The dress fit my Maitreya Lara mesh body perfectly once I adjusted its built-in alpha layer.  To add this adorable number to your inventory, simply activate the TeleportHub.com group tag, journey on over to The Event and Hunt Office, and give the gift board a tap.

Grateful For the Little Things

When I was out with the pupster on one of our shopping jaunts, we moseyed over to EarthStones, which just so happens to be one of my favorite jewelry stores in Second Life.  I meandered around the store, admiring the many baubles on display.  Meanwhile, Rip sniffed around, then excitedly grabbed my hand, led me over to the teleport board, and nosed the “Bargain Loft” section.  He didn’t have to show me more than once!  We popped upstairs, and in no time, I spotted the perfect accessories, priced well within my budget at only 75L each.  The Grateful Necklace and Bracelet, both in Ramble on Rose, echoed the pink and white tones in my dress, and suited my outfit to a “T.”  If you are in the market for jewelry, I encourage you to check out all the budget-friendly adornments available in the loft at EarthStones.

I hope you found something in today’s post to inspire you to create your own Fabulous Find.  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 Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Truth Hair JoJo

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

Dress: Gyspy Chic PinkMelon Dot Halter Mini Dress with Bolero (free gift for Teleport Hub group members 0L/10L to join)

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

Pose: aDorkable Poses

Sim: The Mill
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Get Dressed

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Hi again Fabulouses! I feel like I have been in my skivvies for days and needed to get dressed to do some running around inworld.  Apparently it is inappropriate and frowned upon to visit some sims in your undies <shrugs :P> , so I am sneaking in an extra post today to share with you news of a very pretty dress that you can pick up as a free group gift in case you feel like you need to put on some clothes for a while too!

Get Dressed, Literally

Inworld group members of the BlackRose group are spoiled rotten this month of February with the gorgeous Leather Strap Dress as shown on my avatar.  You can pick up this awesome free gift for yourself after joining their free group or activating your BlackRose tag and touching the gift vendor at the main entrance.

Available sizes:

  • XXS-L mesh w/ alpha layer
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • TMP

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Lemon
Dress – BlackRose Leather Strap Dress February Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Pure Poison Lalita Boots
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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The Road to My Heart

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Hello Fabulouses!  It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is only nine days away.  So much has gone on in my real life the past couple of months, it seems like the last time I looked at my calendar, it was the beginning of December, and now it’s almost the second week of February!  Lucky for me, I already have a special Valentine who is always by my side.  The road to this girl’s heart is paved with paw prints, specifically, my pal Ripley’s.

Just in Time for the Holday

With my free jumper from AnaSTyle, I am all set for V-day with plenty of lindens left to splurge on Ripley snacks for my sweetheart.  This darling, satiny red outfit has slender straps, golden hearts, and delicate lace trim.  I really like the gathered fabric at the waistline and how it emphasizes the curve of my figure.   A gift for members of the Second Life Frees and Offers group, this package includes my entire outfit, not just the clothing.  My heart choker, shiny silver earrings, bracelet, hand held heart, and red heels for slink high feet are tucked inside the box as well.  There are so many items included in this one gift!  I love it when I can get a complete outfit in one fell swoop! To pick up this Valentine’s Day ensemble for yourself, just teleport over the AnaSTyle, switch to the SLF&O tag, and click the gift sign.  The group is free to join, and the gift is available to you for no charge as well.

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What’s Included:

  • Romper with lace in XS, S, M, L, XL Fitmesh sizes
  • Alpha layer for romper
  • Appliers for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies
  • Slink high sandals
  • Heart bracelet
  • Heart earrings
  • Heart choker
  • Valentine’s heart to hold

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Hope

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

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Lipstick Applier for Catwa Mesh Head Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Truth Sugar

Complete Outfit (including jumper, heart, jewelry and shoes) AnaSTyle Valentine’s Day (free gift for Second Life Frees and Offers group – oL/0L to join)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Whimberly
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