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A Silver Vision

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Fishing for my own silver.

I saw that Love was fishing for silver and got silver envy. In her post here she showed you one of the great gifts you can currently get from Sn@tch if you go 7 Seas fishing with your fishing pole for the New Years Grab Bag (hurry you still have a little bit of time, but not much). And it got me hankering for some silver of my own!

It all started with bubbles.

It all started with some bubbles. Actually #bubbles the store. I saw their advertisement for their January group gift and really fell in love with the unique split front top. The group is free to join, making the gift free as well. It is in a lovely grey shade with black crochet detailing along the split seam.

Sizes it comes in:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

Shoes too!

I also snagged a deal on some silver shoes for just 1L at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes… and I love that these shoes are so versatile because not only do they fit slink feet, but the package includes shoes to fit regular system feet and Maitreya feet as well. So I didn’t have to worry about fit at all! My silver shoes are part of the Frosting Hunt. You have until January 31st to pick them up, but why wait? For just 1L and a little hunting time, these flats are the silver lining you’ve been waiting for!

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The final touch.

Finesmith is no longer in-world, sadly. But you can still get many of the beautiful creations on the marketplace. I was doing some marketplace hunting and came across a lovely necklace for just 10L that I couldn’t pass up. This Vision necklace pictured above is by Finesmith jewelry and with its beautiful details and shine (but not bling) is a wonderful final touch to any outfit – casual or formal. It’s well worth the 10L.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Katharine
Necklace – Finesmith – Vision Necklace in Silver (10L on the Marketplace)
Shirt – #bubbles – January Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – E-Clipse – Dorothy Jeans Rigid Indigo
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Silver (1L for the Frosting Hunt) – ends January 31st

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

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Midnight Margaritas

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Hi there Fabulouses! The other day, a few of the girls and I were commiserating about disobedient dogs (and men),  and decided that we couldn’t solve our problems… but we could have “midnight margaritas”!

It was around midnight last night when I called on the whole team with a “whirrrrrrrr” of my blender to pop into my kitchen for some fun!  I wasn’t able to wake Edi or Astrid out of their sound slumbers…  I’ll have to catch them next time, but Serena, Kat, Pru and Carson all came running, still in their jammies at the sound of “put the lime in the coconut…”.

* Note for those who for some reason don’t know the best scene in the best movie ever…  Practical Magic – Midnight Margaritas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ihb6FLSh64

Wouldn’t you know it…  all of our night clothes are under the Fabulous 75L limit, with some of them even being free!  Check out the credits below…

ps. Thank you for posing for me ladies and abs!

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Our Jammies…

Love Trill – Milk Motion C16-16 Bathrobe (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Prudence Rexroth – Caress Strawberry Jam Mesh Pyjamas (10L / marketplace)

Carson Caiben  – Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos ~ Blue Pagoda Sweatpants~  @Menstuff Lounge (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Kathryn Vayandar –  Entice – Butterfly Kisses (lucky board / 0L)

Serena Snowfield –  *Citrus* Pocono’s Cute but Psycho Pajamas (59L Marketplace Promo)

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I’ll Keep You Warm

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See? I don’t know how it happens… The goofy furballs just follow me home wherever I go!  I found these little guys chasing eachother’s tails, bouncing through the snow drifts on The Winter Trace Sim while I was out for my morning walk today.  One of them extra snuggly, and the other extra playful. I should keep them right? 😀  There is always room for two more, right Serena? (Serena always has my back in this department).

What’s Keeping Me Warm Today

I picked up these two little guys and snuggled them warm in my big comfy sweater (which is incidentally now completely covered in mud and white fur *sighs*) that I picked up as a free gift at The Wash Cart Sale!  When I initially saw the Mimi Mesh Sweater Gift at the Tiffany Designs display, I thought it was just the sweater, but upon opening it, it does indeed include the pants too!  Just pay the vendor 0L and this outfit is yours!

Sizes included:

  • Sweater:  Fitmesh XS-L w/ alpha, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP
  • Pants:  System Layer & Appliers for Maitreya, Omega, Belleza, Slink, TMP

Boots, To Boot.

You can find these Nyka Boots, available in black or brown for just 10L each at The Wash Cart Sale as well – only these you’ll find at the Urbania display.  These do come with an alpha layer if you need it, and you can shift them around so whatever feet you have – they’ll work.

The Pupperdoodles…

You can play for these cute little Holiday Huskies at The Arcade Gacha for 50L per play.  Some you hold, some you rez – all are cute!

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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 –  Elua Oceana
Shirt & Pants – Tiffany Designs Mimi Mesh Sweater Blue (free / 0L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Boots – Urbania Nyka Boots Black (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Dogs – JIAN Holiday Huskies (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – The Winter Trace

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Dragon Lady

Dragon Lady

The Cart Wash is still going on!

The Winter Cart Wash Sale is still going strong if you looking for sales now that the Christmas rush is over and you need a New Year’s outfit. How about my dragon inspired look? You can put this together for just 20L total!

I started at the Roped Passion’s Cart where I picked up the Leather Alohi Outfit in Pink for just 10L (there are several other luscious leather colors to choose from). It comes in several sizes to fit your mesh body needs.

Sizes:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Venus, & Isis

Top it off with hair.

I picked up my outstanding “do” from Bizarre Hair. This “Magic Dragon” hairstyle includes a hud for a full fatpack of colors. I used my Catwa hairbase to match the hair but it included standard hairbases as well. You get everything in the package for just 10L. And there were plenty of other unique hairstyles at this Cart that you might be interested in.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – formerly at Kustom9
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Bizarre Hair – “Magic Dragon” (10L at the Cart Wash Sale / Direct TP)
Outfit – Roped Passion’s – Leather Alohi Outfit in Pink (10L at the Cart Wash Sale / Direct TP)

Sim Location – Private

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Dash Away, Dash Away, Dash Away All

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Good evening FabFree Readers! Before I head off for the night, I wanted to show you this adorable new group gift that Purplemoon Creations put out for their inworld VIPs.  You have recently seen some of the group advent prizes blogged on FabFree by Astrid [HERE] and myself [HERE], but now there is a holiday group gift up too.  Currently you can pick up all 25 days worth of advent gifts as well as the new group gift –  all for a one time 50L join fee!

On Comet

The jovial Comet Dress (and oops, I forgot to put on the included matching hat:/) oozes holiday spirit and is a perfect ensemble for this time of year!  The  addition of the elfy jingle bells at the waist is so cute and make this dress a real keeper in my books!

Sizes included:

  • XXS – L mesh w/ Aphla Layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus

And Blitzen

I picked up the Blitzen Xmas Special Socks/Mary Jane Heels that match this outfit for just 100L with my Purplemoon Creations group tag on.   You get both red and green versions with a ton of different sizes included.   I believe this is a group only offer, but don’t quote me!

Sizes included:

  • XXS – L mesh
  • XXS – L fitted mesh
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink  Physique
  • Belleza Venus

Baby Got Back… Grounds

Sometimes in Second Life, being a bogger can be a nearly impossible feat fighting the lag, and glitches that come along from time to time and it’s not every day that we can go into a beautiful sim with snow falling and mesh prettiness all around us and crank our graphics settings up.  Sometimes we are just plum stuck in the sky, but I found that Chaotic Creative is participating in The Wash Cart Sale and has a ton of different background packs, priced at just 10L per pack!  Just slap it on a prim, and you are ready to snap away!  The background I used today is one of five included in the Liraffe pack.

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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 Emerson
Dress – Purplemoon Creations Comet Group Gift Xmas Special (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Stockings & Shoes – Purplemoon Creations Blitsen Xmas Special Red & Green (100L / group offer / 50L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Backdrop – Chaotic Creative Wash Liraffe (10L / @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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My Holiday Happy Place

Snapshot_001Hey  FabFree!  Are you ready for Christmas?  Unlike Carson who is running around trying to do last minute Christmas shopping as he mentioned [HERE],  I ordered most of the things on my list online this year to avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centers in December, but… now I am stalking tracking numbers in hopes they all arrive on time!  I suppose ordering online does have it’s pros (being able to pick things up in the comfort of your own home), but also it’s cons (waiting for them to arrive!!).

My 80L Room

Fortunately I’m all cozy and comfortable in the sitting room that I put together with several 10L finds at The Wash Cart Sale while I wait.  My puppy is off frolicking in the snow somewhere (Serena, is he at your place again?!), but as you can see my kittycat is keeping me company just fine.  This whole scene is put together with just 80L.  I will list the items in my photo with direct TPs for easy shopping:

What I’m wearing:

You’ll have to forgive me, I know my posts have been a little longer than usual lately and that’s because I am trying to stuff so much in them – but there is just so much to talk about this month!  I also want to share with you the details of my outfit because I have some free and affordable finds ON too!

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New Freebies @ Blueberry

Right around the corner at the entrance of Blueberry on the gifts wall, you will find that there is a new holiday gift priced at 0L.  Inside the gift is the pretty Mini Sweater I have on today (includes a ton of printed and solid textures) as well as the fun Unisex Antlers (also can be changed with the texture change HUD).  You don’t need to be in the group to pick this fab gift up, but… you can if you want to!

Sizes included:

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

Snuggling In My Boots

I picked up these snuggly Beth Boots fitted with socks at Aleutia’s offerings at The Wash Cart Sale for just 10L! The best part about these boots is that they come with a texture change hud, so you can match them up with whatever you are wearing in a click!

Whew.. ok, onto my next project!  Enjoy your day 🙂

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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 Ginger
Shirt – Blueberry Jolly Holidays Mini Gift Sweater (free / 0L)
Jeans – Blueberry Pizza
Boots – Aleutia Beth Boots (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Antlers – Blueberry Jolly Holidays Unisex Antlers (free / 0L)

The Stuff…

Build – Trompe Loeil Chatham Loft
Chair – Park Place Home Décor Holiday White Armchair (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Stool – Park Place Home Décor Holiday Trees Ottoman (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Rug – Park Place Home Décor Holiday Rug – Red (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Pillows – Park Place Home Décor Floor Pillows Holiday (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Candle Plate – Park Place Home Décor Holiday Candle Table (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Art -Park Place Home Décor Holiday Snowbirds Wall Art (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Kitty Rug – Storax Tree – Feline Treasures Naptime Rug (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Décor Table – Lacrime dell’anima Christmas Table Happy (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Pose by Secret Body

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Bitter Berries

Bitter BerriesWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! I had so much fun “elfing things up” (as Carson put it) in my last post that I thought I’d give it a second go. I really do love these LODE gachas, and the Orquidea cart at The Wash’s Cart Sale gave me the perfect excuse to wear more of the gacha goodness from LODE. Needless to say I’m excited to share these inexpensive finds with you. Also, if by chance I am not back here before the holidays, I hope each of you has a wonderful winter holiday, no matter what you celebrate! ❤

LODE Bitter Berries 

So once again, I spent more money than I should have playing the gacha machines at LODE. Thankfully they are just 60 lindens per play. The gorgeous headpiece Pru is wearing and the pretty matching ring are both from the Bitter Berries gacha machine at the LODE flagship store. Along with these beautiful accessories, you’ll find additional equally gorgeous pieces to be won. One thing I can honestly say is that I’m never disappointed in the quality and detail in the items I’ve bought at LODE, these are more than worth the 60 lindens.

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As I am certain you’ve noticed, the winter round of The Cart Sale at The Wash has begun and there are some Fabulous finds to be had. I took a stroll through yesterday and picked up several things personally. This beautiful burgundy colored dress is one of several 10 linden items at the Orquidea cart. There is a green version available as well, and I don’t mind telling you I had a hard time deciding which color to share with you. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and also includes a matching beret (not shown).  Along with this pretty wool dress, there are several jewelry and accessory type items at the Orquidea cart.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Berry Crown – *LODE* Bitter Berries Crown – Original – 60L per play

HairElikatira – [e] Minah 2

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin Appliers – Essences – Poppy – Currently @Kustom9

Dress – ORQUIDEA Long Wool Dress – Burgundy – 1oL @The Cart Sale 

Ring – *LODE* Bitter Berries Ring – Original – 60L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat & Le Poppycock

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Snowflakes Are Falling

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Snowflakes are falling.

I found a gift I had to show off to you. Snowflake stockings! These pretty stockings are a FREE Peace on Earth hunt gift from House of Ruby and I just fell in love with the pretty snowflake pattern on the back of the blue stockings. They have a pretty lace trim up around the thigh. For your hunting time, you’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega to suit all your mesh body needs. I took a picture of the back because these babies were too cute not to show off.

A Stop by the Cart Wash!

The back of my dress is just as pretty and is a 10L find at the Winter Cart Wash Sale. I picked up the Eve dress by Aleutia which comes with a texture change hud allowing you to choose between 5 colors for just 10 little linden. That’s a lot of dress for your money. Warning… the dress is a bit sheer. It’s lacy and pretty but if you’re modest, you might want to invest in a pair of panties or a bra to wear under it.

Sizes it comes in: Maitreya, Slink – Hourglass & Physique, TMP.

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To finish off the look.

Chop Zuey has started their 12 Days of Christmas Advent and you don’t want to miss out! There is a member only gift area (one for men and one for women) and a free to all gift area. So three gifts will be set out each day: one group gift for men and one for women and one free to all gift. The group fee is 350L to join, but you’ll be getting a lot of gifts for your join fee, and the creator is generous throughout the year too!

I picked up this texture change Fleur Delique set on Day 5 at Chop Zuey (it was a ladies group gift). Don’t worry, if you miss a day, you can still pick up past days, so if you like this jewelry set go down and pick it up. It came with a texture change hud that allowed for a myriad of color changes for each part of the necklace for so many different options. This one is well worth picking up!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – formerly at Kustom9
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Libby
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Fleur Delique Texture Change Set (Day 5 on the Advent Calendar/Group Required/350 to Join the Group)
Dress – Aleutia – Eve Fatpack (10L at the Cart Wash Sale / Direct TP)
Stockings – House of Ruby – Snowflake Stockings for Her (0L for Peace on Earth Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

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Put a Star On for Me

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Getting ready for the Holiday.

I’m getting ready to wrap presents but I wrapped myself up first in this pretty T-shirt gift from Belle Epoque! It only came in one size, but it fit my Maitreya body perfectly, so I’m fairly sure that is the size it is meant for. It also came with a texture change hud with 6 different holiday choices for the front. My favorite was the blue shirt with the Christmas tree on the front. But you may like one of the other designs! This group gift is FREE and the group is FREE to join! You won’t have to spend a single linden!

Stopping by the Cart Wash Sale.

You’ve already seen lots of 10L goodies from the Winter Cart Wash Sale blogged by our talented bloggers! I picked up a pretty star choker by The Little Bat. The one in blue matched my t-shirt and was just perfect for the occasion. For just 10L you get a package that includes 6 colors: gold, silver, red, black, blue, and green.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – lips colored with Catwa hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Calm
Choker – The Little Bat – Star Choker in Blue (10L at the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Shirt – Belle Epoque – Christmas Tee (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join group)
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Winter Trace

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Plum for Christmas

Plum for Christmas

Going back to knitwear.

So far I’ve been having so much fun rooting around the grid to find interesting pieces of knitwear. There are so many different designs but then again I shouldn’t be surprised as creativity in Second Life runs rampant. Today I’m going to be showing you the Ruffled Knit Bodysuit in plum that you can win from the mischievous Kraken at Graffitiwear. You’ll need to wear your group tag in order to wrestle and/or cajole prizes from Mr. Kraken and if you’re not already a member there is a group join fee of 5L. Prizes from the Kraken changes out weekly however and the group tag gives you access to Lucky and Midnight Mania boards that are changed out just as often. You’ll also be receiving monthly group gifts, Graffitiwear’s December group gift was blogged {HERE} by Astrid if you’d like to take a gander at what it is, so with all these goodies it’s definitely worth the 5L to join. Once you’ve gained the upper hand from that Kraken you’ll find that the Ruffled Knit Bodysuit caters to both classic avatars and those with mesh bodies.

Layers for classic bodies include:

  • Bodysuit top: Shirt and Jacket layer
  • Bodysuit bottom: Pants and Underwear layer
  • Sleeve lengthening: Glove layer (not worn in picture)

The appliers provided in the prize package are:

  • Master applier hud containing appliers for Slink, Wowmeh and mesh bodies using the Omega system.
  • Gloves applier hud containing appliers for Slink, Wowmeh and mesh bodies using the Omega system. (not worn in picture)
  • TMP Hud

I really adore the deep plum color of this body suit but that’s second only to the ruffles that give it its name. They give the whole bodysuit a feminine and unique quality and I almost feel like a fairy while wearing it. The best part about the prim ruffles is that permission to copy and modify them are enabled so you can experiment with their position and size on your avatar’s body easily and also make copies in case there’s a mess. All in all I’m really happy with this find so hurry down to Graffitiwear before Mr.Kraken eats up this gift for good.

Speaking of faeries.

If you’ve read Kat’s post {HERE}, you’ll notice the lovely antlered hair that she has on. That head turning hairstyle is eXxEsS hair store’s past Christmas group gift and I’m happy to report that eXxEsS has continued this tradition and is offering a free hairstyle for this season as well with this whimsical baubled hairdo. I adore the Christmas ornaments decorating this sweeping hairstyle and was happy to see that there is a Hud available to customize the ornaments to suit your mood and outfit. Speaking of customization there are two sets of hair available in the gift package and they come with their own extensive color Hud as well as options to enable breeze and materials or both together. I tried on the breeze option and it looked as if the wispy bangs were moving in the wind and that only means more photo opportunities! To add this beautiful hairstyle to your collection simply head down to eXxEsS‘ main store and buy it for 0L.

Two words for you, Cart. Sale.

If you’ve noticed Love’s post {HERE} you’d know that The Wash Winter Cart Sale has begun! I missed the Summer sale at The Wash and am very, very excited to check out the 10L deals for this current sale. I appreciate that some items are transferable so that you can purchase some great but inexpensive gifts for your friends! On one of my very first rounds around the sim, I found the Belenda boots by Sage and the first thing that caught my eye was that it was both compatible with mesh as well as classic feet. The second thing that caught my eye was the fact that there were twelve (pink worn in the picture) different color options available on top of an easy to use Hud that lets you customize the studs at the boot’s heel. Needless to say, I fell in love with these boots right away and am very happy with not only the leather texture and vivid colors but the price as well. Great quality for 10L? Count me in!

I’ll leave you with ad for these boots so that you can get a look-see at all the colors you’ll be getting with your purchase.

Sage - Belenda Boots

For more coverage on The Wash Winter Cart Sale please look at the follow posts:

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Hair – eXxEsS Xmas Gift 2016 (0L/ No group required)
Eyes – Mesange Ice Dream Eyes 2 (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Bodysuit – Graffitiwear Ruffled Knit Bodysuit (0L/Kraken Lucky Dip Prize/5L to join group)
Shoes – Sage Belenda (10L @ The Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Popycock

Sim: Private location

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