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We’ll Be Raising Our Hands, Shining Up To The Sky

Its still the music festival time of year over here in the UK, so here I am out camping with Mr0mizu, getting in the mood for the weekend ahead! Right now we are only in our back garden.. and I much prefer that to a crowded campsite!

Mr0mizu is looking rather fine in his festival wear thanks to some great items from The Blues Hunt. His sweater is the hunt prize from Razor and he has his casual sandals for his SLink Feet courtesy of The Body Factory! He doesn’t usually like accessorizing but he finally found a necklace he liked thanks to the Ammunition Necklace by AITUI! He’s even grown a huge beard for the event! Im going to have to find some flowers to decorate that with later ~laughs~

He doesn’t look too amused with me trying for a piggy back huh! You can find this freebie pose called King and Queen at Diesel Works! It comes with a crown to wear too, but I didnt want to push my luck too far ~giggles~

I love my Heart Shaped glasses and if you love them too, you can find them as a freebie from Snatch at the District 5 event that began a few days ago. You can also pick up the free gift of a fatpack of Athytia Dresses by Somnia at the same event! The Cecily Necklace is just adorable and is by C’est La Vie as their new free group gift. It comes in a pack of several colours so you can match it to almost everything! Don’t you just love my rainbow boots! They are perfect festival wear and whats great is they are free on the marketplace as a wearable demo by ALB Dream Fashion!

How about this hair though huh? Its so amazing that I had to show you it!  It is made by Olive and you can get it from the Olive You Fundraiser which is an event to help the owner of Olive raise funds to save her home! I always love how SL really shows its community spirit when things like this happen. There are some amazing stores taking part, so be sure to come and take a peek. You’ll be buying some great things and helping a good cause in the process.

And lastly my skin is the Delphine Bare skin in tone 3 by Lumae and is their item for Lazy Sunday.. now I know Sunday was yesterday but the skin is still out so rush over to get it as quick as you can! It is available in 8 tones for a bargain L$75 each! He had to get in on that picture.. he’s just so proud of his beard! And I see some daisies over there with his name on them….

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Tiana is Wearing

.HAIR. Valena Hair by Olive [Olive You Fundraiser]
.EYES. Faerie Eyes (Chocolate) by Buzzeri [L$70]
.GLASSES. Puppy Love Heart shaped Glasses by Snatch [FREE / District 5]
.SKIN. Delphine (Tone 3) by Lumae [L$75 / Lazy Sunday]
.NECKLACE. Cecily Necklace (Fatpack) by C’est La Vie [FREE / Group Gift]
.DRESS. Athytia Dress (Fatpack) by Somnia [FREE / District 5]
.BRACELET. Starshine Charm Bracelet by Sweet Thing [L$50 / The Gacha Mania]
.SHOES. Nanni Boots (Carnival) by ALB Dream Fashion [FREE / Marketplace]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

Mr0mizu is Wearing

.HAIR. Tom by Truth
.EYES. Faerie Eyes (Chocolate) by Buzzeri [L$70]
.SKIN. Echo Skin by Tableau Vivant [The Mens Dept]
.BEARD. Monster Beard by Spellbound
.NECKLACE. Ammunition Necklace by AITUI [L$5 / The Blues Hunt]
.TOP. Drift Heavy Knit Sweater by Razor [L$5 / The Blues Hunt]
.SHORTS. Heft Cargo Shorts (Plaids) by F.A.D
.SHOES. Casual Sandals for Male SLink Flat Feet by The Body Factory [L$5 / The Blues Hunt]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

OTHER ITEMS
.OLIVE PLUSH. Adopt an Olive by Wimey [Olive You Fundraiser]
.CAMPING SET. Bear Canyon Big Camping Set by What Next
.PATH. by Half Deer
.TREES. by Happy Mood

POSES
.POSE 1. Can’t Let Go by Juxtapose [L$5 / The Blue Hunt]
.POSE 2. King and Queen by Diesel Works [FREE]
.POSE 3. Never Apart by Rack Poses


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The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

 

Hello to Fabulously Free lovers of fun and fantbasy! Here’s a little bit about me, I love unicorns. I don’t often show it, I’m not a fanatic, but I could be! The Last Unicorn is one of my favorite books, and by far my favorite animated film of all time. With this little gem of wisdom in mind, I was thrilled to come across this adorable unicorn headband gift from NS at the Manga Fair! The gift is re-sizable and comes with some pretty lipsticks to help you complete your look. In addition to being thrilled about my unicorn find, I was equally excited about the OhMyGacha goodies from PixyStix. I love these bodysuits, they are so versatile and they come with just about every applier you could imagine. Instantly I knew I had my unicorn outfit! Last but not least, I couldn’t resist playing the Goth1c0 gacha at the Manga Fair. The little dinosaur necklaces were irresistibly cute! Who says I can’t be a dinosaur-loving unicorn girl?!

Here are the details, Enjoy!
The Last Unicorn Collage

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Robin Mesh Hair – Crystal violet – Past FLF item

Skin – .::WoW Skins::. Vanessa – Past Gift

Eyes - [Buzz] Faerie Eyes – Lavender – $70L

Headband & Lipstick – NS::  Unicorn Mesh - Dollarbie Gift @Manga Fair

Necklace – Goth1c0: Dino Necklace – Grape – $39L/play@Manga Fair

Bodysuit – [PS] It Sparkles! (violet) – $50L/play @OhMyGacha

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Gesture

Legs – [Gauze] Demon Legs – Naturals

Tail – +Half-Deer+ Blossom Tail (Winter Kiss) 1 – Past Gacha Prize

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Back In The Forest Where Whispers Persuade

Todays post is a wee bit darker than my previous ones but I can’t resist pulling a more gothic look out of the hat when you least expect it!

The post was inspired by the beautiful Ivory Fog Gown by TD Designs that you can find as a free gift at the FabFree HQ! It is a standard mesh gown and I love the shimmery look to the bodice which almost reminds me of a crows feather.

The Elle hair is a new group gift from Pr!tty and can be found in their group notices. The URL I am giving here takes you to their new mainstore which is currently being constructed so don’t be confused! It will be ready very soon. The group is free to join!

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Tiana is Wearing

.HEADDRESS. The Necromancers Head Dress by +Half-Deer+
.HAIR. Elle (fatpack) by Pr!tty [FREE / Group Gift in Notices]
.SKIN. Livy (Asia 06) by Glam Affair [The Arcade Gacha]
.EYESHADOW. Hangover by Oh!Liv [L$60 / Marketplace]
.EYES. Dolly Eyes (Blind) by By Snow [L$1 / Marketplace]
.COLLAR. All Strapped In Kalima Neck Corset by Etchaflesh
.GOWN. Ivory Fog Long Dress by TD Designs [FREE / FabFree HQ]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

.POSE. Give it a Go by Le Poppycock

.LOCATION. StoryBrooke @ Baja Norte

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A Time To Shine

Hello everyone! I’ve got some really cute things to show you in this post. I hope you will like them! It also seems that I have some adorable little friends joining me for this!

I hope you have all been taking a moment to visit The FabFree HQ as there are some amazing free gifts there from lots of designers and they change frequently so there is always something new to discover. Today I am showing you another one of the free gifts you can find there, which is the Happy Dress by Kaithleen! This is so cute and really fit my playful mood! I am sure you will love it too!

I was lucky enough to get a preview of the Moon Bags by Cubic Cherry Kre-ations that will be available at the Manga Fair which will start on 1st July. They will be available in 8 colours but I chose to show the Snow colour. They won’t be free but they are so adorable I couldn’t resist wearing one of them in this post!

You might not be able to see them in the main picture, but I am wearing the adorable Mermaid nails appliers by Adore&Abhor that are a free gift for the SL Frees & Offers group. I tried to take a close up so you could see them better and I have included a picture of the HUD so you can see all your options!

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Tiana is Wearing

.HORNS. Aventine Horns (Sakura) by +Half-Deer+ [L$75 / Instore Gacha]
.HAIR. East Coast by Little Bones
.EYES. Chocolate Vanity by IKON
.SKIN. Liv 05 by Glam Affair [The Arcade Gacha]
.DRESS. Happy Dress by Kaithleen [FREE / FabFree HQ]
.BAG. Moon (White) by Cubic Cherry Kre-ations [Manga Fair / Starts 1st July!]
.NAILS. Mermaid Nails by Adore&Abhor [FREE / SL Free & Offers Group Gift]
.SHOES. Pleasantville Pump (Pink) by Hucci [Ex-Collabor88]

Lovely Sumomos – Kidnapped by Cubic Cherry Kre-ations [FREE / Found in the back of the store being held by a black figure]

.POSE. Nippy by Adorkable (Not available any more)

.LOCATION. The Trace


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You Stole My Overture

Happy weekend FabFree-ers! Here are some amazing items for you to enjoy today!

I blogged about the free group gift you could find at Maai a couple of days ago.. but they have since replaced it with gorgeous new gown that you really must have! It has options of both a standard and a fitted mesh main gown with prim attachments to the legs which gives a divine and ethereal floaty feeling. I also love the little sparkles around the bottom of it. For those that use them, there are Lola appliers. The Maai group is free to join!

The colour of the gown is a beautiful shell pink which I thought was the perfect colour to compliment with the Cassia Sea Witch group gift skin you can find at Glam Affair! There is a small fee to join the group of L$30.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Tiana is Wearing

.HORNS. Aventine Horns (Fantasy) by Half Deer [L$75 / Store Gacha]
.HAIR. by Wasabi Pills
.EYES. Aqua Vanity by IKON
.EARS. Elongated Puki Ears by The Skinnery
.SKIN. Cassia (America – Sea Witch) by Glam Affair [Group Gift - L$30 Join Fee]
.NECKLACE. Bauble 1,2 & 3 by Ellabella
.GOWN. Eyna by Maai [FREE / Group Gift]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

.POSE 1. Good Girl Gone Bad by Le Poppycock
.POSE 2. Carola Pose 4 by Label Motion

.LOCATION. Twilights Edge


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Winter’s Dream

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When I saw this gorgeous music box pose prop by *~*HopScotch*~*, I knew that I wanted to do something special with it (or at least try!). The music box let’s your avatar rotate and dance to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or be still, if you’re taking photos. I have the snow option turned on, but you can turn it off if you prefer. It really is quite lovely, and you can try it out at the current round of Poser Pavilion.

Blogging soon!

To go with the music box, I finally ponied up for the *COCO* Doll Avatar, over which I’d been drooling for ages, but didn’t have an excuse to buy… until now. :-) While I was at the *COCO* Doll store, I found this sweet slip dress set out as a free gift, so of course, I snapped it up. Needing some jewelry to go with it, I found this pretty cherry set by Miam Miam on the Marketplace for 10L, an inexpensive pair of flats from ::Duh!::, and added one of my favorite hairs from D!va, which has been around for a while (and shown here lots of times), but is still free!

My daughter thinks the doll’s eyes are “creepy,” but I think she’s got a rather sweet face. Anyway, it was a fun change of pace, and I hope you liked it!

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Serena is wearing…

Complete Avatar – *COCO* Doll

Hair – D!va More than 30,000 Member Group Gift (group gift / free to join)

Dress – *COCO* Doll Slip Dress Red (free gift / 0L)

Jewelry – Miam Miam Cherry Charm Set (10L)

Leg Lacings – *COCO* Doll Corset Piercings

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Spring Flats Picnic (25L)

Pose #2 by {Imeka~}

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The Scene…

Music Box – *~*HopScotch*~* Winter’s Dream (featured @ Poser Pavilion)

Animals – +Half-Deer+ Carved Woodland Animals (40L gacha)

Trees – Studio Skye Enchanted Forest

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Nostalgic Reflections

Nostalgia : pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again. ~Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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I’m an old-fashioned girl at heart. And yes, even a bit nostalgic at times. I love old-school Hollywood glitz and glamour, so you can bet that I’m loving the current round of Collabor88, where this month’s theme is “Raw Nostalgia.” Simple, yet complicated, but oh so romantic. :-)

I had an “instant crush” on this dress from *{Junbug}* as soon as I saw it. As always, the textures are amazing, and the way the dress drapes across the body is so sensual. And if you think the front is gorgeous, you should see the booty (what I wouldn’t give for my RL booty to look that good)! :-) Available in 7 colors, this dress can be yours at the discounted price of 188L at Collabor88.

Blogging soon!

Ok, ok, I know that wasn’t free. But what you can find for free is this lovely skin from ::Bite&Claw::. Look for a small gift box near the front door of the store. Oh, and there’s a men’s skin included in the box. Also free is this jewelry set from Beloved, which includes a pretty necklace and earrings. I know you can’t see my earrings (sorry!), but they look like a dangly version of the necklace. And they’re free… I mentioned that, right? ;-)

Most of the decor items you see here are by Lark, and are also available at Collabor88. Except for the music box, which is by *MishMish*:-)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – ::Bite&Claw:: Aria Christmas Party Tone 3 (free gift / 0L)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 38-Classy

Hair – !lamb. Zelda

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Dress – *{Junbug}* Instant Crush (188L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Gold-Silver Bead Jewelry Set (free gift / 0L)

Poses by Ma Vie

The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Hanging Mirror – Lark Crawford Mirror (88L @ Collabor88)

Vanity Table & Stool – Lark Crawford Dressing Table & Stool (88L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry Box – *MishMish* Nostalgia Jewelry Box (88L @ Collabor88)

Other Vanity Items - -Tres Blah- (previous Arcade Gacha items)

Dog – +Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound Black

Boxes – ::Fabuleax:: Decor Boxes Home is Where the Heart is RARE (49L gacha)

Magazines – End of Daze EoD Magazine

Lamp – floorplan. Eiffel Tower Marquee

Hanging Slip – Lark Crawford Wall Hook & Slip (88L @ Collabor88)

Standing Mirror – The Loft Wrought Iron Mirror Painted White

Rug – StoraxTree Estate Persian Rug21

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Waiting for You…

Waiting for You

Wherever you go, whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you.
Whatever it takes or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you.

~Richard Marx, Right Here Waiting For You © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

I’m an old-fashioned girl. And there’s nothing like a little anticipation to make that special moment a bit more… special. :-)

When I saw this pose from brand-new pose store Positure Poses, I knew I wanted to find something sexy and unusual to show it off. So I was thrilled when Fairy Freng sent me her new gift – I love the sensual, wrapped skirt and the lovely, gold detailing. This gift is free to everyone – no group needed – in celebration of her new store opening. There is also a pretty pendant in the box, which I’m not wearing here. Instead, I’m wearing two new gifts from Chop Zuey Couture. The cuffs are a group gift, and the earrings are free to everyone. I’m sorry that I’m not doing the cuffs justice – they really are quite beautiful. I tried turning them around to show the stunning detail, but they just didn’t look right that way. You’ll have to head over to Chop Zuey and see for yourself!

Sigh… the waiting really is the hardest part!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Harley Vanilla

Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Dune

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 31-ExtraLong

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Dove

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Skirt/Top – Fairy Freng Clothing Free Gift (free gift / 0L)

Bracelets – Chop Zuey Couture L’Africaine Cuff Bracelets (group gift / 350L to join)

Earrings – Chop Zuey Couture L’Africaine Earrings (free gift / 0L)

Shoes – ieQED Puff Mule Red (featured @ The Theme Park)

Pose by Positure Poses

The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Bed – Scarlet Creative Nostalgia Bed Pewter – Gold (88L @ Collabor88)

Nightstand – LAQ Decor Bed Set

Letters – Zigana With Love

MP3 Player – {Vespertine} MP3 Player Connected (35L gacha)

Dog – +Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound Black

Plates – floorplan. French Plates (1L)

Lamp – floorplan. Star Marquee

Chair – fri.home Wooden Chair

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Photo Challenge #3: My New Year’s Non-Resolution

I no longer make New Year’s resolutions. At the ripe old age that I am in RL, I’ve learned – usually the hard way – that just because the calendar ticks over to January 1st, that does not mean I’m ready to make any major life changes. If it did, my house would be clean and perfectly organized, I’d have the business credential I vowed to pursue, my book would be written, and I’d be about 15 lbs thinner. Instead, I get a few weeks of success, followed by months and months (sometimes years) of guilt.

That being said, I still take time at the beginning of every year to think long and hard about life. And when I come up with something that needs fixing – which I usually do – I make a promise to myself (yes, I know that sounds a lot like a resolution, but trust me, it comes with a lot less pressure). This year, my RL promise to myself is to “be in the present.” Simplistic? Yes. But simple? Not so much. To a gal with a full plate, including a business, a family, volunteer work, and SL, among other things, it is very difficult for me to just… be. To stop and smell the roses, so to speak. I’m always thinking about what I have to do next instead of what I’m doing, and I feel like life is moving so quickly that if I close my eyes for 2 seconds, I will have missed something important. I don’t want to wake up one day and find my daughter packing up her car for college, leaving me full of regret for having missed spending as much time with her as I wanted when she was young.

To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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Along those lines, the first major change I made in SL for 2014 was to get a new house and move into the sky. While I truly love the sim where I live, I’d really grown tired of strangers walking into my house – and staying – uninvited. So instead of moving away, I moved up. And while I’m waiting for the movers to bring my furniture, I’ve decided to sit and enjoy the quiet with my furry housemates.

Several items around me are worth mentioning: the lovely, lighted 2014 is the current group gift from ::Fabuleax::, and the vase of flowers behind it is a gift from JoHaDeZ. The packing box and books, as well as the elegant wine lights, are group gifts from tarte. Both my sandals and the cute tissue box on the book pile are Fifty Linden Friday sales items, which, as of this writing, were still on sale for 50L – probably not for much longer, though! The pretty picture on the mantel, as well as the adorable guinea pig are gacha items from ::Fabuleax::; I got lucky and managed to win 2 rares! The guinea pig comes with a cute holding pose, but he got loose, so I decided to let him play with Fiona. And finally, my house of cards was 5L on the Marketplace.

As for what I’m wearing, you can find it at B!ASTA as their New Year’s Resolution Hunt gift. I’m wearing it in honor of the many years in which I resolved to lose weight and exercise.* ;-)

May you all have a wonderful 2014 – don’t forget to enjoy it!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Lila Light Ice Princess (previous TDRF)

Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes Fjord (group gift / free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Ears – [MANDALA] Taper Ears

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Parvati

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Pants & Top – B!ASTA Gonna Do Some Sports (0L / NYRH)

Shoes – tulip. Gladiator Sandals Burgandy (50L / FLF)

Pose by aDORKable Poses

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Decor Items…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Calendar – [Commoner] 2014 Wall Calendar

Picture – ::Fabuleax:: Vintage Frame Small Birdcage RARE (20L gacha)

Bottles – tarte. Wine Lights (group gift / free to join)

2014 Light – ::Fabuleax:: ArtLight Happy New Year (group gift / free to join)

Flowers – JoHaDeZ “dreamy” / w lilac (0L / free gift)

Guinea Pig – ::Fabuleax:: Arthur the Man Guinea Pig RARE (49L gacha)

Box & Books – tarte. Packing Box (group gift / free to join)

Tissue Box – +Half-Deer+ Cuddly Tissue Box Heart (50L / FLF)

Cards – Lena Le House of Cards (5L)

Dogs – Virtual Kennel Club

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* As a side note, last September 19th I “resolved” once again to lose weight and exercise, and I’ve lost 12 lbs as a result. Which just goes to prove that what matters is your determination, not the date on a calendar. :-)

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Reflections of Nostalgia

Nostalgia : pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again. ~Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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I’m an old-fashioned girl at heart. And yes, even a bit nostalgic at times. I love old-school Hollywood glitz and glamour, so you can bet that I’m loving the current round of Collabor88, where this month’s theme is “Raw Nostalgia.” Simple, yet complicated, but oh so romantic. :-)

I had an “instant crush” on this dress from *{Junbug}* as soon as I saw it. As always, the textures are amazing, and the way the dress drapes across the body is so sensual. And if you think the front is gorgeous, you should see the booty (what I wouldn’t give for my RL booty to look that good)! :-) Available in 7 colors, this dress can be yours at the discounted price of 188L at Collabor88.

Blogging soon!

Ok, ok, I know that wasn’t free. But what you can find for free is this lovely skin from ::Bite&Claw::. Look for a small gift box near the front door of the store. Oh, and there’s a men’s skin included in the box. Also free is this jewelry set from Beloved, which includes a pretty necklace and earrings. I know you can’t see my earrings (sorry!), but they look like a dangly version of the necklace. And they’re free… I mentioned that, right? ;-)

Most of the decor items you see here are by Lark, and are also available at Collabor88. Except for the music box, which is by *MishMish*. :-)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – ::Bite&Claw:: Aria Christmas Party Tone 3 (free gift / 0L)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 38-Classy

Hair – !lamb. Zelda

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Dress – *{Junbug}* Instant Crush (188L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Gold-Silver Bead Jewelry Set (free gift / 0L)

Poses by Ma Vie

The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Hanging Mirror – Lark Crawford Mirror (88L @ Collabor88)

Vanity Table & Stool – Lark Crawford Dressing Table & Stool (88L @ Collabor88)

Jewelry Box – *MishMish* Nostalgia Jewelry Box (88L @ Collabor88)

Other Vanity Items - -Tres Blah- (previous Arcade Gacha items)

Dog – +Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound Black

Boxes – ::Fabuleax:: Decor Boxes Home is Where the Heart is RARE (49L gacha)

Magazines – End of Daze EoD Magazine

Lamp – floorplan. Eiffel Tower Marquee

Hanging Slip – Lark Crawford Wall Hook & Slip (88L @ Collabor88)

Standing Mirror – The Loft Wrought Iron Mirror Painted White

Rug – StoraxTree Estate Persian Rug21

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