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Finally, Fall!

Finally, Fall

 

A Change in the Weather…

After dealing with 90 degree temperatures for most of the week, temperatures have finally started cooling down and giving my part of the RL world some much needed relief (at least for the rest of the week).  One way I was beating the heat was dressing for the season in Second Life and taking leisurely strolls through seasonal sims like The Mill.

You Don’t Have to be Lucky (Yes, You Do)…

My look today is a Lucky Chair win at Shea Designs. The red Carlos Men Mesh Outfit is just one of the gifts (male and female) that rotate on the group lucky chairs. This is a one piece outfit (sweater and pants) That come in mesh sizes XS-XL. The group join is FREE and so are any gifts you may win on the chairs. I stalked this for a couple of days and finally won on a “?”.  See, I’m not always so lucky.

FREE Davi…

I was lucky to happen upon a free pose gift on the counter at {Way} . Davi is a FREE gift with no group join. I was so happy, I bought several poses there, a few you have already seen.

I’m off to enjoy the cooler weather before the 80’s come back next week. Happy trails!

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Shea Designs – Carlos Men Mesh Outfit ~ Red (Lucky Chair FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Shoes: A&D Clothing – Barcelona

Pose: {Way} – Davi (FREE / 0L)

Sim: The Mill

CarsonCaibentag


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You’re Gonna Be Okay

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It has been a pretty unstable summer for the whole North American continent.  It seems if you weren’t earthquaking, you were in a fire zone, a heat wave or a hurricane.  With all of these out of control conditions, there are a lot of misplaced critters out there including the crazy amount of deer in my city.  This year, I didn’t even complain that the deer ate my entire front flower bed.  They needed it, and I left them some water too.  I hope they find their way back home before winter!

Time for boots and sweaters…

It is much cooler here this week, and I even had to pack up my flip flops :/.  Luckily for me, I came across the Chain To The Rythm Outfit at Rose Marine as a FREE lucky chair prize!  Compatible with Maitreya, Slink and Belleza mesh bodies, this outfit is stuffed full with cozy goodness… And yes…  it has my name on it!

This complete outfit includes:

  • Fur Boots w/ Bows
  • Long Cardigan w/ Shirt
  • Ripped Jeans
  • Wrap Scarf

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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 Arden
Entire Outfit – Rose Marine Chain To The Rythm (free / 0L / lucky board prize)
Pose – LW Poses You’re Gonna Be Okay (featured @ Tres Chic)
Sim – Luane’s World
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Heart of Glass

Heart of Glass

 

♫ Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass ♫

Lucky (Not) to Have a Glass Heart…

We’ve all been there at one time or another. Your heart unexpectedly shatters as if it’s made out of glass. I know mine isn’t made out of glass because I watched as I received a heart ultrasound. (Yes! Contrary to popular belief, I DO have a heart.) And no worries, I checked out fine.

Rest Your Weary Heart….

So when Love left me an offline that I should stop by Polo Paul and have a go at the Lucky Chairs, I couldn’t resist. I walked in, waited for the letters on the chair to rez, and when the “C” magically appeared, I sat right down and won this outfit. (That NEVER happens. I usually stand for hours waiting for my letter.) The lucky outfit named Glass Heart is a complete outfit including the shirt, pants, shoes and shades. (Bonus Carson Knowledge: My normal glasses also come from Polo Paul). Also included is a mesh backpack to carry the pieces of your shattered glass heart. The outfits rotate on the chairs, so see what you can win.

 

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Carson is wearing …

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Polo Paul – Glass Heart (Lucky Chair FREE / 0L)

Pose: Double Take – Might and Brawn (25L)

Sim: Campus d’Art

CarsonCaibentag


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 09/01/2017 – EMU Group

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The Weekend is here Fab Free! Thank goodness. That of course also means it’s time for this week’s designer of the week. This week I’m excited to share with you all about EMU Group. This shop is a bit different than many of the shops we get to discover on the Fab Free blog in that it focuses on scripting, scripted items, furniture, and other builds. Anyone in SL who builds, creates, decorates, or just tinkers would enjoy the EMU Group shop. There’s also an art gallery on the second floor with lots of original artwork. The EMU Group shop is large but easy to navigate. There’s even a room with FREE or very inexpensive items to the right of the main entrance.
EMU Gifts and Info
Once inside the main entrance at EMU Group, you’ll see the online indicator board for the EMU Group team members. There are subscriber group kiosks and group joiners positioned throughout the store. The in world group EMU Group has a one time join fee of 5 lindens. With this group you’ll have group only discounts and access to the group Lucky Chair, and group Midnight Mania boards. Near the chair and boards there’s also a dollarbie gift. In this same room you’ll see new releases on the wall as well. On the same wall is also where you can pick up the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. This gift is FREE to all Fab Free group members. If you’re not in the Fab Free group yet, it’s always FREE to join. Take a moment to explore this cool shop, the EMU Group has something for everyone whether you’re an expert builder or a novice.


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 06/16/2017 – Marquesse Pret a Porter

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Hello Fab Free’rs! It’s Friday, and this week I’m happy to share with you a shop that has both male and female clothing designs. This week’s Fab Free Designer Friday post is all about Marquesse Pret a Porter. You’ll notice right away as you enter the shop that the store offers clothing for the ladies as well as gentlemen. There’s a wide range of clothing available at Marquesse Pret a Porter. I saw shoes along with casual and formal style clothing.

The circulation desk and wall of information are both in the same location, right as you enter the store. I love it when everything is easy to find and can be seen right away! Most of the shopping is on the main floor, however there are a few items upstairs as well.
MPP Gifts
The circulation desk area is also where you’ll find the Marquesse Pret a Porter group gifts, as well as several group gifts for other affiliated groups such as Fabulously Free in SL. First, the Marquesse Pret a Porter group has a one time join fee of 100 linden. You’ll find there are a few available group gifts located in a row just above the “Gift” marquee on the desk. The additional gifts require other specific group tags. For the exclusive Fab Free group gift, just wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and click the red and green present on the desk. You may recall seeing this gift in Astrid’s post “Waiting is Over-rated…” As always, the Fabulously Free in SL group is FREE to join. Oh! Also, before I forget, the Marquesse Pret a Porter group members also have group exclusive Midnight Madness boards and Lucky Chairs.
MPP MM Lucky Chairs
Located at the back of the store, Marquesse Pret a Porter group members can slap one or both Midnight Madness boards, and win prizes from the 5 Lucky Chairs. The MM Boards have one male gift and one female, while the Lucky Chairs have rotating gifts. Happy Shopping guys and gals!

 


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Lucky to be a New Man

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(Mesh) Eyes without a face….

When i came back to Second Life, I spoke of how I was going to transform myself into a new and improved Carson of today, instead of my system Carson of 2012. Over the course of several months, I feel that my quest for a total makeover is complete (until something new and shiny catches my eye). I have finally converted over to my new mesh head.  I’m sure I’ll be tweaking the sliders for several weeks, but this is the new me (which, I think looks a lot like the old me).

Lucky Treasures…

I was lucky enough to score some FREE gifts from the lucky boards at Tig’s Treasures. I got the blue and white Canyon Leather Jacket and the Men’s Navy Chino’s while standing at the boards (I have so much fun on my free time). The boards rotate, so there are plenty of gifts to be had. The board is set to the group but it is FREE to join! I’m also wearing the Worn Denim All Star Sneakers, a gift from Black Label Menswear available at The Menstuff Lounge that I previously wore [HERE].

I hope you like the new “me” as much as I do!

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Carson is wearing….

Outerwear: Tig’s Treasures – Blue/White Canyon Leather Jacket (FREE Group Lucky Board $0L/$0L to join)
Pants: Tig’s Treasures -Men’s Navy Chino’s (FREE Group Lucky Board $0L/$0L to join)

Shoes: Black Label Menswear – Worn Denim All Star Sneakers @ The Menstuff Lounge  (Free Group gift $0L/$50L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: oOo Studios

Sim: Warehouse District

CarsonCaibentag


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I Need Vitamin Sea!

Where Ever You Are

Hello there, Fab Free!  Once again, Astrid inspired me, this time by mentioning warm weather (another great idea, Astrid!).  I, too, have been feeling the need to escape gray days, sweaters, and chilly temperatures.  The Salt Water sim provided the perfect tranquil hideaway for Ripley and I.  We enjoyed a lovely afternoon strolling on the beach, walking off those extra midnight margarita calories from Friday night (thank you, Love!).  With nothing but gently crashing waves, the cries of far off seabirds, and tangy breezes, it was a welcome relief from the daily grind.

No Jacket Required

Grateful for the ideal climate and mild temperature, I happily slipped into Abril, a sleek, embroidered free lucky board prize from The Beautiful Ones.  In my last post {HERE}, I showcased a gorgeous TBO gown, and mentioned all the goodies that are included with the 25L join fee for the group.  The chance to win Abril in several different shades is one of those extra bonuses.  The sienna version I am wearing today features an intricate embroidery pattern layered above a background that fades from a deep, reddish brown to a pale, creamy hue.  Sleeveless and figure hugging, this frock is fit for a sophisticated night out, or a casual afternoon with friends, depending on how you accessorize your look.  The prize package contains mesh in standard sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L) and the coordinating alpha layer.  By adjusting the alpha of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to wear the classic style just fine.  To add Abril to your inventory, simply head over to The Beautiful Ones, activate your group tag, and make the short trip upstairs where you will find the group-only lucky chair.  While you are there, give the midnight madness boards a tap, and you might be adding more loveliness to your wardrobe, as well!

The Lucky One

Shine On

After donning my new sheath-style dress, I turned around to see Ripley perched on my chair with the Mandala Marketplace shop brought up on my screen.  Upon noticing my raised eyebrow, he gave me a sheepish grin, nudged the monitor, then jumped down so I could check out his latest find.  The pupster struck gold (literally), at 70% off no less, with these Luck earrings in gold and brown.  In a large, hoop style with a beautiful metal texture, and dangles, they matched the tone of my frock perfectly….all for only 57L!  With my free dress and sale priced earrings, I splurged, and scooped up the coordinating Luck necklace for 70 percent off as well.  The necklace has a resize option, which is handy because it comes in a unisex version, and was a bit large for my figure at first, but after a little tweaking, it worked well.  I tossed my canine pal a few Ripley-snacks as I added my new baubles to my outfit, grabbed his leash and his favorite ball, then we journeyed over to the beach for a welcome, stress-free break.  I hope you have a relaxing Sunday yourselves, dear readers.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Kelly

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

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

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Earrings:  Mandala Luck Earring Gold (57L on the Marketplace – 70% off on sale)

Necklace:  Mandala Luck Necklace Brown and Gold (127L – 70% off on sale)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Abril Embroidered Dress (free Group Lucky Board Prize  0L/25L to join)

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

Nail Applier:  ZOZ Rubber Polish

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Salt Water

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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monaLISA Smiles For Lucky Boards

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Hey there Fabulous Readers! I came across a “new to me” shop this past weekend where I  picked up a fantastic lucky board prize, as I was updating The FabFree Advent Listing.    monaLISA is hosting an instore advent calendar which you will need to join their group to take advantage of (100L to join), but when you do join their group, you will also gain access to their massive selection of group gifts and group lucky boards too.

I got lucky…

I got lucky, because as I was peeking around the monaLISA shop, a letter “L” popped up in the lucky chair with the Anjali Outfit you see me wearing today.  The patchwork textured Anjali Outfit includes the top and matching skirt, alpha layer, as well as a texture change HUD for a handful of different colours to change both at the same time.

Sizes included:

  • Fitmesh XS-L
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Venus
  • Slink Physique

I will definitely be back with more news about this shop, but  make sure you go check it out for yourself!
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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 – Truth Velma
Dress – monaLISA Anjali Outfit (free group lucky board / 0L / 100L to join)
Boots – N-Core Calyssa Fatpack (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Woodbury Falls

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Through the Woods this Black Friday

Into the woods

Sn@tch up your fishing rods folks, the tides are coming in again!

I was just talking to Kathryn the other day about the fishing prizes at Sn@tch and she commented on what an avid angler I’ve become. It really isn’t hard to get hooked (ha ha) on fishing for prizes as Sn@tch changes out its prize outfits on the regular and they never fail to contain a wide variety of clothing pieces so that you can play around with different looks. Not only that but accessories, makeup and footwear are often thrown into the mix that you can wear with other items in your inventory. The latest Fish 4 This outfit is called Through the Woods and generously contains;

  • Five system snowpants in plum, red, green (pictured), teal and white
  • Snowpants mesh cuffs
  • Two system turtleneck sweaters in grey (pictured) and black
  • Five mesh tops in army (pictured), black, plum, red and teal
  • Mesh Fur Coat
  • Ankle boots
  • Though the Woods makeup tattoo layer in plum (not pictured)

If you have a mesh body or head never fear as you can catch the Omega applier for all the system and tattoo layer parts of the outfit from the prize filled waters. The mesh tops and fur coat come in both come in five standard mesh sizing (XS-XL) with an added fitmesh size for the fur coat and respective alpha layers to help with the fitting. Speaking of alpha layers, one is included for the ankle boots as well and you don’t need to have mesh fit to be able to slide these beauties on. Whew! That’s a ton of detail but I had a lot of fun figuring out the color combinations and there are already a few dresses that I have in mind that would go wonderfully with those boots. Fishing at Sn@tch is completely free but you do need to purchase a basic fishing rod for 100L to get in on the fun. Rods are available on the marketplace or at the Sn@tch store. It’s a great investment as you’ll get a lot of mileage on these outfits so to speak and since it’s Sn@tch, it’s top quality!

Into the woods (bonus)

While I was there…

Alright, alright I’ll admit that fishing is not all I do when I’m at Sn@tch. If you’ve been to the store you can’t really fault me for that as there are a lot of great outfits lining the walls. What’s more that are lucky boards to stalk and riot vendors to keep your eyes on so I had great fun multitasking and packing my wardrobe with great clothes from Sn@tch. The gown pictured above is new on their riot vendors and something that I just had to share. I got it for 55L as the store was pretty packed that day and when I opened the package up, I was floored by the options. First of all, you’ll get this glittery and flowing floor length skirt in five standard mesh sizes (XS-XL). Secondly, the strappy and backless top comes in eight different colors and five standard mesh sizes as well (XS-XL). Thirdly, there are also two different alpha layers included in the package to play around with. The subtle dusting of glitter on the skirt and the rhinestones that line the neckline of the top add a glamorous air to the whole outfit. Not only do I intend to wear this for upcoming parties this Chrismas but it’s also given ideas on a new blog segment as well (hmmm). Bring a friend or ten to Sn@tch today and pull those prices down, down, down to get the Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown into your inventory as well.

So you may have noticed…

So you may have noticed that I’m wearing a different hairstyle in each picture. That’s because of Black Friday and the insane number of sales that are going on right now. The offers that I’m about to list down are time sensitive as they end today but there’s nothing like a bit of rushing to get that adrenaline pumping I’d like to say. In the top three pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Doe that is having a 50% off sale for all of its Gachas. Playing a Gacha from this store has always been a staple for me at Gacha events so I was over the moon excited. Doe always has the cutest hairstyles and their colors are always so vibrant.

In the bottom two pictures, I’m wearing hairstyles from Besom. The store is marking down its hair packs to 75L and I took the opportunity to fill up the gaps in my Besom hair collection. I’ve always been a fan of the wonderful texturing of Besom hairstyles and their styles have an urban flavor to it yet still look so elegant. Hurry down to both stores to take advantage of these great deals maybe we’ll bump into each other as I’m certainly making the trip back.

Into the woods headshot

-Cups hands around mouth and yells-

7 Deadly s{K}ins is going to be having free group join starting from the 28th of November! I can’t say enough how much I love the skins from this merchant and they always have such great perks for their group members. Not only are there regular monthly group gifts, there are also Midnight Mania and Mini Mania boards as well as Lucky Chairs. While browsing through their Black Friday Sale (60% off CasperVend items!) I managed to claim the Libra skin for myself. I’m been eyeing this skin set for so long that I was jumping for joy to see that my letter was up. Luckily I didn’t hit the ‘discard’ button in my excitement so now I’ll be able to tell you all about the Libra skin set! In the package, you’ll receive the Libra classic skin with cleavage/no cleavage options in five different tones (Pineapple tone pictured) as well as appliers for Slink hands and feet, Tango boob, and Phat Azz. What I thought was special about this skin package was that a version of this skin in Gothic makeup is included as well. The Gothic skins come in the same five tones as well as cleavage/no cleavage options. You’ll get twenty skins in one pack as a lucky chair prize, how mind-blowing is that? Mark your calenders for the 28th and wait patiently…

You might also want to…

Check out Elephante poses. The store is having a Black Friday and Retirement sale with the entire store excluding collabs and new releases being marked down to 50% off. The older stock is being marked down to 75% off so be sure to look for purple and white tagged items for more discounts. I really love using the poses here as they’re very fluid so come and take advantage of the sales before it ends on the 27th of this month.

And that’s a wrap for today. I’ve gotta dive back into those Black Friday sales. Maybe I can even claw my way to the one at Truth….

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On Sheidey…

1st Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Doe Macey (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Middle

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Carol (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Through the Woods Fur Coat(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants – Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

1st Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Doe Vicky (50L/Black Friday Gacha Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Top – Sn@tch Mock Turtleneck (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Jacket –Sn@tch Keely Suede Jacket (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Pants –Sn@tch  Plaid Snowpants(0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)
Shoes –Sn@tch Kellan Boot (0L/Free with 100L 7-seas fishing rod purchase)

2nd Row Left

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair – Besom Veluxe (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

2nd Row Right

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Libra (0L/Lucky Chair Prize/150L group join fee required)
Hair –Besom Tease (75L/Black Friday Sale)
Eyes –Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Dress – Sn@tch Gala Sparkling Brocade Gown (50L/Riot Vendor)

Poses: Elephante Pearl (37L/Elephante Black Friday and Retirement Sale)

Sim: Private location

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FabFree Designer Friday – 10/21/16 – Snowpaws

It’s Friday again and you know what that means here at FabFree! Today is the day we feature one of our “Fabulous”, generous and talented Designers!  This Friday I would like to share news about Snowpaws, who has a PLETHORA of gifts in store for you!

Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws who has been a resident of Second Life for nearly eight years, has been designing virtual ladies fashion under the Snowpaws label since 2009.   At her expansive, easy to navigate inworld location you will find classy feminine designs for all budgets and body types!  At the main landing point you will find her new releases, event offerings and free subscribe gifts!  (Make sure you slap that subscribe so you are in the know of future sales and gifts!)
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When you venture inside a little further into the store you will find over 30 group gifts that you can pick up after joining the inworld group for 150L as well a wall full of lucky boards, midnight manias and mini mania offers.

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I know.. it’s crazy right?  But.. that’s not all, because there is also two more walls of completely free ladies fashion items for filling your inventory up with!

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I’m sure you are thinking that this is WAY more than you thought could be possible for free at a store, but also not pictured are more lucky chairs, and slap & dashes as well as other group offers including our own Fabulously Free in Second Life group gift which was blogged by Moira Serenity [HERE].

Before I head out and close off this blog post, I wanted to also share a stunning machinima video made by Carrie Snowpaw.  The dress and video are simply serene!