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The Digging-est Dog

The Digging-est Dog

Hello Fabulouses!  After our disaster at the Hobbiton sim, in which a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, excavated a flower garden without permission, Ripley and I decided to spend the rest of the weekend at a “dig-friendly” environment – the beach.  As you can see in my photo, the sand was soon flying after being churned by furious paws, but I didn’t have to worry about the untimely death of roses.

Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

Clad in another of our Cart Wash Sale discoveries, I was ready to enjoy some sun.  For only 10L each, my Hot Summer Top and Shorts from Marquesse made the perfect, budget-friendly, casual outfit for a day at the shore.  My cropped top featured a knitted pattern, spaghetti straps, and sexy criss-cross lacing.  The floral texture of my shorts echoed the raspberry hue of my top, and contained plenty of pockets to hold essentials for an afternoon outing.  I like the realistic details of the button fly closure, seam stitching, and rivets.  I could see pairing these shorts with a white, lavender or light blue tank for a bit of variety.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

I’m going to hang out here, relax for the rest of the day, and maybe catch some z’s in the shade of a palm tree.  Ahhh, this is the life!  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 Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Truth Hair Junia

Sunglasses:  Truth Hair Karlie Sunnies

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

Top:  Marquesse Hot Summer Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Shorts:  Marquesse Hot Summer Pants (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Sandals:  Illi Meriel Flip Flops

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  an lar [poses]

Sim:  Sweet Cherries

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Where the Wild Flowers Grow

Where the Wild Flowers Grow

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!  Ripley and I started it off with a long walk in the woods at the beautiful Hobbiton Sim.  If you haven’t visited there, it’s well worth the trip.  The landscaping is beautifully done, and there are so many lovely spots to snap pictures, as well as places for dancing, chatting, and even some light-hearted role play.

Let Us Dance in The Sun With Wildflowers in Our Hair

For only 10L each, I created a casual and care free, bohemian summer look with a sweet top and denim micro mini from the Baci Shop stand at The Cart Wash.  The Babado top left my shoulders free to soak up some sun rays, and draped in soft folds to end above my waist.  Ric rac trim added a playful finishing touch to the bottom hemline.  Trendy and chic, a crop top is a summer wardrobe must-have, in my book.  Just in case white isn’t your style, the package includes a HUD with 80 choices so you can tint your Babado top to your liking.  The white hue of the shirt coordinated beautifully with my micro mini skirt.  The soft touch of lace trim helped tie together the outfit and added a romantic feel.

Playing off the bohemian vibe, I chose to wear a crown of daisies in my hair and held a bouquet of wildflowers for my photo, which I found at the La & Li Style shop on the Marketplace for only 35L.  A pretty, yellow, animated butterfly is included with the posies.  The cute little critter slowly flapped its wings, as it perched on a daisy.  If you’d like to wear a different hairstyle, an orchid for your hair is nestled inside the box for you to tuck in your tresses.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in sizes XS, M, XL
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Uh Oh…

As I have been sitting here writing my post, some clods of dirt just sailed through the air at the edge of my vision. Ripley, tired of waiting for me to finish, wandered off and decided to do some excavating in a flowerbed at the Broadfoot Residence.  Oh dear, I’d better go see if I can repair the damages… I do hope we won’t be in too much trouble!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is a very naughty boy!)

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:  Pr!tty Endless [includes daisy headband] (available at Hairology until the 30th)

Necklace:  EarthStones Dreamcatcher Necklace

Top:  Baci Shop Babado Top (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Skirt:  Baci Shop MicroMini Lace (10L at The Cart Wash Sale)

Daisy Bouquet:   La & Li Style Wildflower Bouquet White (35L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  a DORKable Poses

Sim:  Hobbiton Sim

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Bali is My Next Stop

Acadia

Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  In my post yesterday {HERE}, I shared one of our finds from The Cart Wash Sale, and Ripley and I are back today with another discovery.  Yesterdays’ look was casual, so I decided to switch things up today with a date-night dress with some strappy high heels.

Hello Bali Blue

I scooped up my figure-hugging mini dress at the Finale Couture display for only 10L.  With slender shoulder straps joining together in a T formation at the back, and a dramatic plunging neckline, this frock will show off your curves in style.  In a pale, Bali blue shade, with a texture composed of alternating leaf shaped prints, this mini dress ends with an embellished woven fringe, which adds a playful touch of whimsy.  The package also includes Acadia heels in a perfectly coordinated shade, which feature delicately intertwined straps.  There is also a gold toned, beaded necklace with teal-blue gems tucked inside the box as well, however, I didn’t wear it for my photo.

Sizes Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Acadia heels for slink high
  • Acadia necklace (not shown in picture……I didn’t see it in the folder in time)

We’re Not Done Yet…

Ripley and I found *so many* budget-friendly fashions at The Cart Wash Sale, and we will return soon to share another one with you.  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 Alura

Hair:  eXxEsS Asha

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Jewelry:  EarthStones Lora Turquoise Silver (free at The Free Dove)

Dress and Shoes:  Finale Couture Acadia – Bali Blue (10L at The Cart Wash sale)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Vagabond Sandy’s Beach Blanket (at Paris Je T’aime sim)

Sim:  Paris Je T’aime

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Down That Red Dirt Road

Down that Red Dirt Road
Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are enjoying the official arrival of summer.  In my part of RL, summer time can be unbearable.  We are broiling under a heat wave with record high temperatures that are leaving me longing for the rural dirt roads and cool green forests of my childhood home.  Since I can’t get out for long in RL, I sure am glad that Ripley and I could take a long stroll down a country lane in SL.

Cute and Casual

After reading Love’s post {HERE} and Carson’s post {HERE} about The Cart Wash Sale, Ripley and I decided to take a look for ourselves, and we discovered the perfect casual outfit at the Finale Couture cart for our trip down memory lane.  For only 10L, I scooped up the complete Lea outfit, which includes my black cami-style top and distressed denim jeans.  One of my pet peeves is having to break in a new pair of jeans, so finding a pair that already have that vintage look, and are comfortably soft is a real plus in my book.  The pale hue of these softly worn trousers contrasts beautifully with the dark satiny texture of my top.  I love the way the top leaves part of my tummy bare to feel the gentle summer breeze.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh Cami for Classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (plus alpha layer)
  • Fitmesh Cami in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Cami for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink
  • Jeans for Slink, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Lara, TMP, Tonic Curvy, Venus

Back Soon With More Cart Sale Fashions

Ripley and I spotted so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds at The Cart Wash Sale!  We’ll be back soon to share another with our favorite readers.  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 Alura

Hair:  Truth Hair Austen

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Top and Jeans:  Finale Couture Lea Cami (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker! Low

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Dog:  Jian Lively Labs Adult Companion (past Gacha Prize)

Pose:  Tuty’s

Sim:  Springfield Wood at White Dunes Estate
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Somewhere Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path 1

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Some days, you need to take a detour off the beaten path, and that’s just what Ripley and I did this morning.  Not only did we discover a cool, green forest sprinkled with wildflowers, we also picked up a budget-friendly outfit to share with you.

Just a Dollar?  You Bet!

For only one little Linden dollar, I scooped up the C’est la Vie maxi skirt and bra top outfit at Mirus Designs.   There are two options available at the shop: the blue that I chose to wear today, and a black version, both priced at only 1L.  The texture of the fabric is well done, with a subtle sheen, and realistic folds.  The line separating the folds in my picture was caused by my pose; it doesn’t appear when you wear the outfit in normal use.  The skirt features a waist panel with decorative stitching, and a white string tied in a bow.  I really like the way the skirt drapes down to my toes.  The outfit includes a coordinating bra top with white stitching, and a halter style neckline with narrow straps.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

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

Here’s a front view so you can see how beautifully the two pieces blend together to create this playful, casual summer outfit.

Off the Beaten Path 2

Ripley and I plan to do a lot more exploring today.  We’ll be back soon with another Fabulous Find to share with our favorite readers.  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 Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  eXxEsS Asha

Necklace:  EarthStones Crystal Charm Necklace (no longer available – sorry didn’t realize this until after I took the picture)

Outfit:  Mirus Designs C’est la Vie Skirt and Bra (Gift at store 1L – no group required)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Isle of Love
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Dreaming of Infinity

Timeless

Hello Fabulouses!  Happy weekend to you!  Ripley and I found a sweet free mini dress to share with you today, and combined it with some budget-friendly accessories to create my look.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Covered With White Lace

The foundation for today’s outfit is the light and airy Lace Mini from AlmaMiranda.   The free, June gift for members of the AlmaMiranda group, this sexy little sleeveless number features a high collar and a creamy white hue.  It hugs all your curves and offers a tantalizing glimpse of skin.   If you are daring, you can just wear the dress alone.  It is a bit see-through, so I chose to don a lacey lingerie set underneath, and pulled on a cropped denim jacket to cover up.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Lace mini in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Infinity

The Finishing Touch

For my one piece of jewelry, I slipped on the Bento Infinity Ring from Misha Jesuil, which I discovered for the promotional price of only 10L on the Marketplace.  This simple, yet elegant thumb ring is designed only for Maitreya Bento hands and required no adjusting whatsoever.  I’m not sure how long this special price will last, so if you would like to scoop up this charming bauble for yourself, I’d recommend doing so soon.

I hope you find time for some rest, relaxation, and shopping therapy for yourself this weekend.  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 Kelly

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 Chinook (75L per play at The Arcade first blogged {HERE} by Love)

Jacket:  Paintbox Designs Harmony Jacket in Medium Blue Denim (50L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  AlmaMiranda Lace Mini (free June Group Gift – 0L/0L to join)

Panties/Bra:  Lifebringer Life Styles Cute and Sexy Lingerie in White (29L on the Marketplace)

Boots:  R.icielli Amaya Shoes (previous Hello Tuesday sale item)

Ring:  Misha Jesuil Bento Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  (full body shot) Tuty’s

(close up of hand) GingerFish Close Burn

Sim:  Gates of Melancholy

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Love Me Like You Do

Love Me

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  I’m so glad the weekend is finally here.  I’ve been a bit under the weather in RL, and look forward to some down time for the next couple of days where I can just take it easy.  It’s time for some rest, relaxation, and shopping therapy!

Nothing Wrong About This 

It happened again…. my hound with a nose for fashion took advantage of me not feeling well, and slipped out of his leash while we were on our morning stroll.  I guess since I wasn’t feeling well, I wasn’t walking fast enough for him!  When I finally caught up to him as he sat waiting outside the This is Wrong Shop, he thumped his tail happily, then led me over to the gift display vendor.  He had discovered a super sexy, free group gift to share with you today.  “Love Me” frames your curves in a dark rose mini dress adorned with black lace flowers.  With straps that criss-cross in front and a deeply scooped back and tummy section, this frock allows you to flaunt your flawless skin while still providing coverage in all key areas.   The This is Wrong group currently has a 100L join fee, however, including this gorgeous dress, there are 10 group gifts available for members, so it is a worthwhile investment.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in S, M, L
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

Ripley and I plan to return soon with another Fabulous Find to share with our favorite readers.  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

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

Eyes:  Mila.Poses Les Fest Gift Eyes

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

Hair:  Little Bones Estine (available at Collabor88)

Dress:  This is Wrong Love Me Dress (free group gift 0L/100L to join)

Pose:  Purple Poses

Sim:  Isle of Love

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A Cynfully Sweet Summer Night

Cynfully Sweet

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Ripley and I have a few lovely gifts to share with you today…. one of them is available for a limited time only, so if you like it, please act quickly.

A Time Sensitive Top

My cute, Ness cropped top is quite time sensitive, so if you are interested in scooping it up, I’d suggest teleporting to the Cynful booth at the Les Fest as soon as possible.  I just discovered that the event ends today.  This location has an adult rating, so in order to pick up the gift, you will have to be able to visit an adult area in SL.  With a realistic texture and slender shoulder straps, this free knotted shirt  will pair beautifully with a long skirt, as I have chosen for my outfit, or a pair of shorts for a more casual look.  I opted for a neutral gray solid hue, but the gift includes a HUD which offers you a choice of solid, print or ombre textures in a variety of tones.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Long Wavy Tresses

My hair today is another of the many free gifts you can gather at the SL14B Community Celebration.  Available at the Alice Project booth, the Mercedes II hair is a lovely center parted hairstyle.  The package includes a basics HUD with 15 texture options ranging from the white I chose to wear, blonde, red, brown or black to the more exotic aqua, light blue, and pink.  I love this simple, wavy hairdo.  It’s so feminine and soft.

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 Moirah

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  Alice Project Mercedes (free SL14B gift – 0L)

Top:  Cynful Ness Tank Top (free gift for Les Fest – 0L – Event ends June 13th so get this ASAP)

Skirt:  ISON Lace Pencil Skirt

Necklace:  EarthStones Cat Necklace

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

Pose:  Lyrium

Sim:  Nowhere Else
Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Not All Stars Belong to the Sky

Daydreaming
Happy Monday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued exploring the SL14B Community Celebration, and have three more gifties to share with you to brighten up the beginning of your week.

Time for a New Hairdo

I visited the salon in RL over the weekend, and it’s kind of funny how I followed suit in SL as well.  My new hairstyle is courtesy of Mina Hair, one of my go-to hair designers.  The Myrtle hair has side-swept bangs which tuck into a woven pattern in the back that I would love to duplicate in RL.  I really like the way the hair leaves my shoulders bare in the front, except for just a few stray wisps.  The package includes both a materials and non-materials version of the tresses, and an Essentials color pack with 9 options.  Best of all, the Myrtle hair is completely free. Simply teleport to the Mina salon and click the vendor.

A Sweet Little Tank

My blue and white tank from ISON is one of my favorite fabulous finds.  With delicate shoulder straps and laces in the front, this free cropped shirt is perfect for warm summer days.  If blue and white stripes aren’t your style, the top includes a texture change HUD with a pretty solid olive green option, or a cheery yellow print.  I opted for the more nautical-looking pattern to coordinate with my anklet (more on that in a moment).  I love that the designer included three choices for this gift!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

    • Maitreya
    • Hourglass
    • Physique

Starfish Anklet

The Finishing Touch

I chose to accessorize my casual outfit with one more free present from !Rebel Hope Designs.  The Starfish Beach Anklet features a golden, five-armed sea creature flanked by three glistening beads, all suspended from a silver chain.  It can sometimes be hard to get anklets to fit properly depending on the style of foot you are wearing, but there is an unrigged, resizable anklet tucked inside the gift box, as well as versions for high and flat Belleza, Maitreya and Slink flat feet.  All I had to do was add the jewelry to my avatar, and it fit my Slink flat foot perfectly with no adjusting necessary.

I hope you find the time to visit the SL14B Shopping event.  There are so many bargains and wonderful gifts just awaiting discovery.  It was busy, and I needed to devote time to explore, but came away so happy with the gifts I received and purchases I made.  The event runs until June 26th.  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:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Mina Myrtle (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Top:  ISON Lace-up Tank (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Shorts:  Blueberry Tazz Denim Shorts Light Blue

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Flip Flops:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Anklet:  !Rebel Hope Designs Starfish Beach Anklet (free gift SL14B – 0L)

Pose:  (sitting) [We’re Closed] Tree Stump – located at Luane’s World Sim

(close up)  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Luane’s World

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Among the Wildflowers

Happy 14!

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I decided to celebrate Second Life’s 14th birthday by visiting the Community Celebration, which runs through June 26th.  At the shopping event, there are free gifts and exclusive offers from 60 designers, spread out across 3 regions. The pupster and I scooped up a couple of sweet gifts to share with you.

Life is Short – Buy the Dress…

especially if it is set for sale for zero lindens!  This adorable Autumn Cami Dress is yours for free at the SL14B celebration.  Simply swing by the Aphorism shop, and click the gift box at the front display.  This sleeveless mini features a rich burgandy background sprinkled with a delicate floral pattern.  Its slender fit and narrow piping will draw the eye to all the right places.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

A Journey of a Thousand Miles…

begins with a fabulous pair of shoes.  Over at the KC Couture booth, you can pick up the free, extremely versatile Hedy heels, which come complete with a HUD packed with 40 textures, plus 5 metal options.  You can customize 6 parts of these shoes individually, or the entire shoe globally.  With so many options, they will coordinate beautifully with just about any outfit in your SL wardrobe.   Designed to fit Belleza, Eve, Maitreya, Mesh Project, and Slink High feet, these gorgeous heels are sure to become “go to” summer footwear for me.

These are just a couple of the many free gifts generous designers have set out for you at the birthday gala shopping event.  With so many booths to visit, Ripley and I had better get a move on!  We only have until June 26th, and don’t want to miss out on any of the fabulous deals.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bent0)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair  Alura

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

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

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

Hair:  eXxEsS Asha (for sale at SL14B)

Necklace:  Cae Princess Solitaire Necklace

Bracelet:  EarthStones Flora Bracelet

Dress:  Aphorism Autumn Cami Dress (free gift for SL14B)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  KC Couture Hedy Heels (free gift at SL14B)

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Nowhere Else

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