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Can’t satisfy my green thumb without the right outfit!

Well hello again all you beautiful FabFree readers! Is it Thursday again already? Wow, this week has just flown by. It’s been pretty hot in my neck of the Canadian woods. To beat the heat, staying out of the sun,  I thought I’d take some time to do some gardening in my new SL home that I had showed you all before. Though, naturally, I have my priorities skewed to the fashion side, so I had to put together the perfect gardening look first.

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I’ll start at the top of my head, and work my way down. My super cute, straw hat is a free group gift from {amiable}, which is a new to me store that I had landed at after seeing one of their other available gifts in a picture on flickr. The group is free to join, and there are several gifts you can grab while you are there, so it’s worth the group spot. I had to include a shot of the hat from the back so you could see the cute little ribbon.

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Next item of my summery outfit is the lacey Tied Top from [BLUES]. This lovely mesh shirt is a current promo for only L$1 on the Marketplace. What a deal. Underneath, I am wearing the Jean Tube Top in Pink from Krissianne’s Kloset, which is also a Marketplace find. This time, for only L$3. It is shirt layer only, but I know there are many of you out there still rocking the clothing layers like I do ;) . And, lastly, but not leastly…my ‘girly with an edge’ jean shorts. These highly detailed mesh shorts are a gift from MoDANNA for the enMESHed into Summer 2015 hunt that runs until July 15th.  What is really cool about these rose printed shorts is that you you can choose to wear them with or without the pockets hanging out of the front, as well as the studs. The pockets, and studs are both separate mesh pieces that you do not have to use if you don’t want to. However…as you can see, they are great with both. All hunt prizes are free, and the clue for this particular prize is ‘YOU’VE BEEN RICKROLLED!!’ For a full list of participants, plus their hints, head over to the enMESHed Hunts Blog.

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Now…I did mention I was gardening right? Well I guess I better mention that the gorgeous potted plants, and that fun garden sign in my pictures are from {what next}, and only L$10 per set on the Marketplace. The sign is from the Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign set, and plants are from that set as well as the Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign set. Each set come with 3 different pots, each with a different plant, and a sign. Serendipity is HERE, and Boathouse is HERE. Just because you need to decorate, does not mean you need to spend a lot for great quality :) .

Well…it’s that time again. All this gardening has me ready to go sit on that bench with a nice cool drink, admiring my handy work.

Oh, but before I go, I just wanted to wish all my fellow Canucks a happy belated Canada Day!!

OK, I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday, and I will see you again next week! Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Jean Shorts – MoDANNA [enMESHed Hunt] #53 (free hunt gift)
Tied Shirt – [BLUES] TiedTop- white lace- (mesh) (L$1 on Marketplace)
Under Shirt – Jean Tube Top Pink (L$3 on Marketplace)
Hat – {amiable}Straw Hat (GG) (free group gift/free to join)
Sandals – REIGN.– Vitality Sandals- White
Anklet – [ bubble ] Chunky Beads Vivid Set
Necklace – paper.arrow heart.necklace.gold [box]
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Zuzka –  black & whites (L$50 in discount room)
Skin – [PF] Harley v2 – Lid 02 – (nobrow)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – La Boheme [LB BarbedWire] *Slink* Manicure & Pedicure

Staging

Potted Plants and Garden Sign- Mix of {what next}Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign and {what next} Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign (both sets are L$10 on Marketplace – Serendipity HERE, and Boathouse HERE)
Building – Scarlet Creative Neva Chapel Taller Avatar Size
Bench – [*Art Dummy!] recycled (bench/coatrack/recycle station) (store closed)
Cat – (fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled (L$50 per play gacha prize)
Ladybug Stepping Stone – [ free bird ] Mosaic Stepping Stone – Pink Ladybug Limited Edition (past Midnight Mania prize, no longer available)
Grass – Turnip’s Long Summer Grass: Fifty Linden Friday Special (old FLF special, no longer available)

Flower Pot Hold Pose – Trowix (Flower)
Close-up Pose – PURPLE POSES RACHEL

Location – My home :)

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Cheering the Red,White, and Blue!

Hello FabFree Folks and welcome to July! Can you believe it’s half way through 2015? Anyway, as y’all know, I live here in the States in RL and we are coming quickly up on our big American holiday: Independence Day!

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For me and my family, the first week of July is one big party! Fireworks, cook out and block parties are everywhere! Mrs. B’s Designs is helping me celebrate this year with the super cute patriotic ‘Americana Sundress’. Isn’t this adorable!? I look like one of Captain America’s dancers in the first movie! You can pick up this sundress right now on the Marketplace or in the main store ( go to the store… there’s a ton of cute things to peruse) for just 50L. That’s 1L per State! But this special price is only until the 4th of July so hurry over.

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Nails Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Basic nail HUD
Hair – Olive – Snow Prince
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
ShoesAlyce – Maryjane Pumps
PoseVestige

DressMrs.B’s Designs – Americana Sundress – ( Limited time special for 50L)

LocationCalas Galadhon

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Snow Gothic and Mage Red Makes for Perfect [Z]xen

I first fell in love with everything “Gothic” when I was eight years old. My babysitter was a teenage girl of about fifteen and my parents had gone out for “kid free” time, and she was doing her homework and reading Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” to me. After that I was hooked.

And then she let me read over her shoulder, and I read, “For Annie” for the very first time as well. Perhaps “For Annie” is not about Vampires at all… but I thought it was! And even at the tender age of eight, I wanted to be a vampire!

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“Thank Heaven! the crisis —
The danger is past,
And the lingering illness
Is over at last —
And the fever called “Living”
Is conquered at last.”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

I think that is why the ensemble that I put together this week really appeals to me! [MC] Mystic Canvass is — first, and foremost — a fabulous one-stop-shop if you are looking for quality Roleplay skins that won’t break your pocketbook. Many of them are priced at only 99L$ for a full pack, and that includes a bonus shape as well as Lolas and/or other great appliers. The store also has a terrific variety of affordable cosmetics and mesh accessories that are out-of-this-world unique. And with this gorgeous Skin as their current FREE Group Gift (Group is 0L to Join!) coming in 4 skin tones with Lolas, Phat Azz, and Slink Appliers? How can a classic Gothic Vampire girl like me go wrong?!

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Of course, I did not want to be a glittery vampire! No! No Twilight sparklers here! Growing up, I wanted to know Dracula and Dark Shadows and vampires like Louis de Pointe du Lac. I wanted pale skin, red lips, crimson eyes, blood that ran cold, and a heart that was colder! Because somehow… I thought it was like being a thorned rose — the ultimate thing of danger… power… and beauty. And yes… even as a tender young girl of only eight years old, I knew it.

“My tantalized spirit
Here blandly reposes,
Forgetting, or never
Regretting its roses —
Its old agitations
Of myrtles and roses:”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

So I pulled up Market place for a little help in completing my classic Vampire look — one I was sure would make Bram Stoker himself proud!

I didn’t manage to find a proper Edgar Allen Poe raven that suited me, but this amazing fitmesh dress by +Nocturna+ features a detailed owl print that is a stand-out and the dress pack includes both fitmesh as well as standard mesh sizes and can be found on the Marketplace for only 10L. A little more searching and I was able to complete my Gothic beauty with a set of Mage Red eyes by Imperium which were also found on the Marketplace (a steal of a deal for eyes this sharply detailed at only 9L$!) and last but not least I topped it off with an intricately wrought necklace in black by ~Edenia — another great FREE find on the Marketplace!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this great Gothic look wearing…

Skin – [MC] [Mystic Canvass] Snow A-Cup GG Xen Group with Dramatic Eyebrows (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Eyes – Imperium Mage Red Eyes (9L on the Marketplace)

Hair – +Spellbound+ Jezebel

Hands and Feet – Slink

Outfit – +Nocturna+ mesh (fitmesh) Dress Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Jewelry – ~Edenia FREE Pentacle Necklace (0L on the Marketplace)

Pose by * PURPLE POSES *

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Art in the Afternoon

Art Gallery

So I took myself out and went exploring this afternoon. It was nice to spend the time and take a look around. I ended up on this beautiful sim with a beach-side art gallery for an artist named Marisa Falbo. Not only is the setting beautiful and serene, so is the art. In addition to the gorgeous atmosphere, you can pick up a sample of Marisa Falbo’s amazing artwork for FREE! There’s a big gift box as you enter the gallery that anyone can purchase for 0 linden. Her other works are for purchase also, so take the time to stop by the gallery, explore the sim, and maybe pick up some art. It’s well worth the visit.

Of course such an occasion needed a great outfit. After all, the person I want to look good for the most is myself. Lucky me, I found this great tube-top and skirt combo by N-Uno on the Marketplace for just 1 linden. This “Summer Day” set is a wearable demo, it’s fully mesh, and includes matching alpha layers. I think it’s cute, feminine, and flirty. It’s the sort of outfit I want to feel confident enough to wear in real life! hahaha Not only did I feel pretty in my new outfit, it presented the perfect opportunity to show off my newest tattoo.

I love this pretty chest tattoo from La Malvada Mujer. The tattoo is a current FREE group gift at La Malvada Mujer, and the group is FREE to join. This lovely tattoo comes in regular system layers, and includes appliers for TMP, Slink, and Omega, each with a fresh and two faded options. I think the flowers at the shoulders are very pretty, and the idea of an envelope is kinda sweet and romantic.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Lovestruck – Past Group Gift (still available) – FREE Gift/Group is 150L to Join *Originally Shown Here

Skin – Lumae

Head –  Lelutka – Aria

Sunglasses – ::No cabide:: Mesh_ Sunglasses **Included with a past group gift 

Tattoo – La Malvada Mujer – The Secret tattoo – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Outfit – N-Uno Store – Skirt & Top – Summer Day – 1L on the Marketplace

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

Feet – Slink – High

ShoesREIGN.- Peep Toe Pumps- Black

Framed ArtMarisa Falbo Gallery – Il respiro della crisalide by Marisa Falbo – FREE Gift 

LocationMIC – Imagin@rium 

**Poses by HelaMiyo

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One wrong turn…there’s no fiesta in Kowloon!

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week has been going by as easily as mine has been. I have to admit, I couldn’t wait for today, as I really, really wanted to share my gorgeous outfit with you. Don’t you just love when you put together a look and everything works so well together that you just want to IM all your friends and go out and party so you can show off? I wanted to find a nice Mexican fiesta, but took a wrong turn and ended up in the neon lit streets of Kowloon. Not really a party place, but it made for a nice backdrop for my pics. I guess I better just get to it and show you what I put together eh?

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It all started with my dress. A friend of mine reminded me of the store AZUL, and how generous they are with putting out a new free group gift every month while leaving some of the older gifts out. I grabbed all of the most recent, fully intending to show you this months offer, until I put on May’s gift. The super sexy, black and white, mesh dress is a show stopper. With its ultra low back, longer-in the back skirt hem, and cute ruffle around the bum, without revealing too much skin, it is a perfect party dress. It comes in all the usual mesh sizes, so everyone should be happy. The AZUL group is free to join, and as I mentioned already, there are several of the past group gifts still out for you to pick up. I have to include a back shot, you understand, right?

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The next logical step in putting my look together…the shoes! Lucky for me, I found the perfect pair while looking around at this weeks round of fi*Friday. First, I want to say how much I love that each fi*Friday round lasts for the whole week, so that even though I post on Thursdays, I can show you something from the current round and it will still be there until tomorrow! OK, onto the shoes. When you buy the Raisa Pumps from Wayne, for SLink high feet, you actually get 4 separate pairs. 2 versions with ankle straps and 2 versions without. What’s even better, they come with 2 colour change huds, one that has gold for the metal accents, and the other is silver. These huds have 20 different colours to choose from. So….if you do the math (and I hope I’ve done it correctly) that is a total of 160 pairs of shoes. Yup…160!! Oh, and they are materials enabled to boot! That gorgeous sheen on all of my pictures is not just a baked texture. All of that, for only L$55…how could I say no. You have until midnight tonight, and then this round of fi*Friday switches over to the new round, so do not wait too long to go grab these.

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Lastly, as I had mentioned that my outfit was making me feel like finding a fiesta…I needed a tropical touch, and it needed to be red to play off of the red I chose for my shoes. Deciding that what I needed was a flower for my hair, I hopped onto the Marketplace to search. I came across the Springtime Hair Flower from AviCandy, that included a 9 different colours of flower, for only L$49. I went with the brights pack to get the red I wanted, but there are 2 other colour variation packs available, so you are sure to find one to match whatever you may be wearing. With as detailed and realistic as these flowers are…you may just want to put together a whole outfit with them as the starter!

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Well…I never did find my party, but that’s ok, as I looked fabulous anyways. I’ll just tune into a salsa music station and make my own party :) Alright lovelies, that is it for me. I will see you all again, same time next week. Until then…TTFN *salsa’s out of the building*


What is Calle showing you…

Dress – -AZUL- GroupGift2015May (free group gift/free to join)
Shoes – WAYNE/Raisa Pumps[for Slink High] (L$55 @ current round of fi*Friday, until midnight tonight)
Hair Flower – ><(AC)>< Springtime Hair Flower – Brights (L$49 on Marketplace)
Necklace – Cae :: Balance :: Necklace (@ current round of FaMESHed)
Hair – [e] Piper – Ravens (@ current round of Collabor88)
Skin – [PF] Elsie <Biscuit> – Lid 01 – (black/dark) (@ current round of The Arcade)
Eyeshadow – .:Glamorize:. Dotty Eye Makeup – Blizzard
Lipstick – .:Glamorize:. Hello Lips – Ruby
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani – {Wicked} Peach – Nail Appliers – Lips2 (L$50 per play gacha item)

Front and Shoe Poses – Kirin Poses – Aya Pose Pack

Back Pose – BehaviorBody-Back Poses Set

Location – Kowloon

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Red Rose

Rose Red

Hello Fab Free’rs! I have to tell you that I’ve been quite inspired lately, and I’m very pleased with the result. It’s amazing what a single conversation can spark within your imagination! Further inspiration for this sinister gothic lolita look came from the dress. This highly detailed mesh dress is a Marketplace special by an up-and-coming designer. The Antimon shop is currently on the Marketplace only, and you’ll find several items all within this playful goth genre. You’ll find this dress by Antimon for just 50 lindens on the Marketplace.

With this demon dolly look cultivating in my mind, the latest group gift from Besom (formerly Soonsiki) was a perfect fit! The blunt doll-like bangs and thick locks of this hairstyle compliment the look perfectly. This hairstyle from Besom is a FREE group gift, and the group is currently FREE to join. This cute style comes in a complete fatpack of color options, along with an additional version for bustier avatars.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been rather attached to my Lelutka heads, I often switch between Stella and Aria. Considering my love for changing up my look, I’ve been excited to find some fun makeup appliers for the Lelutka heads. These ombre lips are one of the several variations available on a lipstick hud by Jack Spoon. I found this particular set on the Marketplace for just 75 lindens.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom~JADE – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Horns – . a i s l i n g . Marangki -Obsidian-

Skin – Lumae :: Jewel – 4 – Pearl// Draven

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Ears – [MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Mayday // Grey Eye

Lipstick – {JACK SPOON} Ombre lips – Lelutka Applier – 75L on the Marketplace

Dress – ~Antimon~ Cassandra ~ Blood – 50L on the Marketplace

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

Claws – {Scene} Dipped claws

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Tail – ::AMBIX:: Spaded Demon Tail

Boots – REIGN.- Marylin Boots- Black

Location (top photo) – The Eternal Suspense

Pose (top photo) – {pose maniacs} Amber 6

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American Pie

American Pie

This sassy cute t-shirt is a current FREE group gift at Lemonicity, and I really can’t argue with such a sound statement! hahaha Okay okay I might be a tad biased, but I still think this tee is really fun. The shirt reads “American Girls Sweet as Cherry Pie”, and I like the pie graphic a lot. The top is fully mesh and comes in various sizes, with the graphic on the front and the back of the shirt. This shirt would be great for a 4th of July gathering in just a few weeks. The Lemonicity group is FREE to join, so don’t miss this cute gift!

In addition to this great shirt, I am excited to be showing you the latest FREE group gift from Essences. I always enjoy skins from Essences, and this one has some really great features. I’m kinda partial to the dark lips and heavy brows of this “Kendra” skin. There  is no need to join an in-world group to get this awesome gift, just head over to Essences, join the subscribo (if you haven’t already) and click the gift vendor right next to the subscribo. The skin comes in the Medium01 tone with various brow options. **Appliers sold separately.

Essences GG Lemonicity GG

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Magika [03] Moment

SkinEssences {Kendra} medium01 – FREE Gift **Join Subscribo -> Click Gift Vendor

EyesBuzzeri – [Buzz] Mysteria Eyes – Nebula

Earrings – : Amorous : Wishbone

ShirtLemonicity – {LEM} American Pie Tee – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Shorts – Jeans-Hotpants frayed – REDGRAVE

Body –  Slink – Physique

Hands –  Slink – Elegant 1

Shoes – REIGN.- HERMOSA WEDGES- Crimson

Feet –  Slink – Mid

LocationNordan om Jorden

Pose – The Secret Hideout – TSH – Shrug Static Pose – FREE on the Marketplace

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HeatWave Event – Somnia

The Heat Wave event at the Wash just keeps getting better and better!
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This is the Cart for Somnia and, as always, it’s full of fun beautiful items for us. I’m going back to the beach with the ‘Wave of Passion’ tank and the ‘Spring Fling Special’ shorts.  Each of these items are just 10Ls! They both comes with a HUD to give you all the colors. The tank HUD even gives you the option to change the color of the belt and the belt clasp to suit your taste. I do love mixing and matching! Oh and those colors? They’re special editions for the Cart!

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The Somnia Cart is also offering us three nail styles for this round. The HUDs are included for Omega, Belleza and Slink Hands. Be aware, the SLink HUD only works on the Version 2.0 Slink hands and feet.  I picked out the fresh ‘Summer fruits’ HUD for ‘watermelon’ nails to go with my watermelon juice pop. My tasty treat is from Okaie and I found the pack of five flavors on the Marketplace for only 25L.

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The Heat Wave Event will only be around until June 10th then it will disappear like a melted popsicle…..

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink mesh Casual Hands + Flat Feet
Hair – Sentinus – Charlane
PoseVerocity – Dana
PopsicleOkaie – Juice Pops – (25L/Marketplace)
GlassesThe Vintage Touch – Red Tartan Glasses

TankSomnia – Wave of Passion – (10L/ at the HeatWave Event)
ShortsSomnia – Spring Fling Special – (10L/at the Heat Wave Event)
NailsSomnia – Summer fruits – (10L/at the Heat Wave Event)

P.S. Don’t forget to pick up your free gifty at the Somnia Cart!

 

LocationBumrose Beach

 

My new name card for the blog

 


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Saturday in the park

Good Friday evening to you, Fab Folks. The weekend approaches and isn’t it good to see it looming on our horizon! I’d be willing to bet that more than a few of us have some time in the park planed this weekend… maybe with a picnic? If so, the Picnic in the Park Hunt is just the thing for you!

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No picnic is complete without some juicy watermelon and this cute frock from Odd Clothing Etc. is a little slice of yummy. Short and flirty, it’s perfect for a summer date.

If you’re more a shorts and tank sort, then Siren’s Moon’s gift is going to be a comfy favorite. I really love the bright retro print and the halter is held by a cute little red heart in back.

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The Picnic in the Park Hunt is only a tiny little 1L per gift and has 14 stops. The Hunt runs until June 15th so you’ve got plenty of time to play this fun little Hunt.

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + Mid Feet + the Basic Nails HUD
Hair – Truth – Teddy
ShoesLindy’s Modern and Retro Shoes – Shamrock
PosesKirin
LocationCalas Galadhon

DressOdd Clothing Etc. – Watermelon Dress – (1L/Picnic in the Park Hunt)

Tank + ShortsSiren’s Moon – Colorful Cami –  (1L/Picnic in the Park Hunt)

BasketRed’s 5 and dime – Picnic basket – (5L on the Marketplace)
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Bohemian Ballerina

Boho

I’m not sure what to call this look, I think I’ll go with Bohemian Ballerina. This pretty floral top is the FREE May subscribo gift at ViVi. It comes in  regular system layers and includes several appliers. I thought it was really sweet and pretty on. Initially I thought about putting on a cute pair of blue-jean shorts and some summery sandals, but I came across this dainty mini skirt on the Marketplace, and went with it. I think the end result turned out well! The skirt is by Lamp*Light and includes a color change hud to change the skirt from white to blue, pink, or black. Considering this fully mesh skirt is just 1 linden, it’s well worth the effort even though it does not come with an alpha layer.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Boho Ballerina

Hair – ~Tableau Vivant~ Springflower Hair – Equinox

Skin –  Lumae :: Adore – 4 – Peach // Tulips – 75 L

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Shirt – { ViVi } Chanel – Floral Dotted Blouse – Teal – FREE Subscribo Gift

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Skirt – Lamp*Light – L*L – Frill Tutu Skirt – 1 L on the Marketplace

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