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A Summer Hideaway

Summer Hideaway

Happy weekend, fabulous readers! I was too lazy to even get my virtual self dressed today, so I thought I would share a few home and garden freebies instead.

Shelter Me

First off is this lovely Garden Shelter, which is a group gift from KraftWork. It’s a dark wood on the inside, and it looks like it was carved into a rock on the backside. The whole thing clocks in at just 9 LI. The 3 lights on the back wall are included.

Next is the cozy bench. DMG set out this Outdoor Seating as their June group gift. At 5 LI, it includes animations for singles as well as cuddles.

The pretty planters you see here are the latest group gift from Shutter Field. The Tuscan Planters come in a tall version (on the left) and a short version (on the right). Both are 2 LI each.

Because They Were There

I wasn’t looking for them, but I managed to pick up a few extra gifts while I was out:

  • See the little bird on the arm of the Outdoor Seating (if not, you can click the photo to make it bigger). He’s a Spring Blue Jay and can be found as a free gift at La Galleria. This cutie is just 1 LI and has an “intermittent sound script” with touch for on/off. Note: there are quite a few other gifts at this store, so be sure to take a look around.
  • The Plaster Candles on the table are a free gift at Apple Fall. They are 2 LI and you can turn the flame on and off with a touch.
  • Last but not least are the Macarons in a Box on the table. These are also a free gift at Apple Fall and are just 1 LI. Aline showed them in her post HERE, but they might not have been a free gift at the time. Be sure to grab them NOW while they’re free!

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Decor Items…

KraftWork Garden Shelter (group gift / 25L to join)
BLUE SKY Peacock Mirror
DMG Outdoor Seating (group gift / free to join)
Fashionably Dead Cat – 12 Curious (50L in-store gacha)
La Galleria Spring Blue Jay (free gift / 0L)
Shutter Field Tuscan Planters (group gift / 20L to join)
[CIRCA] “Luna Bay” Terra Ocean Pot Birds of Paradise Planter
[CIRCA] “Luna Bay” Terra Rust Pot Hibiscus Yellow Planter
REDGRAVE Jonas Rug
Hive Summer’s Rattan Chair
Vespertine Donovan Table Dark
Apple Fall Design Books
Apple Fall Plaster Candles (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Macarons in Box (free gift / 0L) Previously blogged by Aline


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Macaron Monday

Macaron Monday

Ah, Macarons.  I could write an essay bout how much I love them.  I seriously could.  I’m actually sitting here in RL eating some that I picked up this morning at Ladurée, a place that I am mildly obsessed with.  Have you ever tried macarons before?  They are delicate, sumptuous and creamily delicious in every way possible.  I’d eat them every day if I could…but then I’d probably be morbidly obese!  I even have some in SL, where I can stare at them longingly…

Sweet Outfit

Aaaanyway….my look today is completely FREE courtesy of Indyra.  They’re celebrating this month, and they’ve put out 4 gifts in their shop that you pay 0L for.  I grabbed this top and the leggings I’m wearing, which shine delightfully in the light (there is a light included in the box so you can watch your clothing shine all day).  The gifts in the store are located on the tables with the cakes, so use your eagle eyes to search them out!  Enjoy!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • XXS – L with an Alpha Layer

Hmm…I espy another macaron that is about to be ingested!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Indyra Kryptek Top (Free Gift, No Group Join Required)
Leggings – Indyra Aziza Mesh Leggings (Free Gift, No Group Join Required)
Headband – Monso My Star Headband

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Magika Cream Soda
Pose – Happy Dispatch  Model Pose
Sim – Private
Macarons – Apple Fall Macarons in Box

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The Secret Gate

The Secret Gate

 

“Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”

New Roads

Oh, um hi Fab Free!  You caught me quoting from my fave book – Lord of the Rings.  Yes, I am a mystery wrapped in an enigma, I am aware!  (ha).  Anywhos, I’ve clothed myself today with a free top, that I think is pretty darn cute.  The Anita Jeans top is a free group gift at Loki, and their group is free to join!  The enclosed HUD allows you to change the colour of the top to six delightful hues.  This gift is a Maitreya Lara exclusive.  There are a bunch of other gifts you can pick up while you’re there too, so hop to it!

Bunting Baby

I also found a fun little decor item in my travels – Apple Fall (which I am, of course, obsessed with and would literally buy everything in the store) has a group gift out which is super cute!   It’s this pretty Varsity bunting set which you can customize to say whatever you want.  There are a bunch of different versions in the box, so you can make longer or shorter messages, or stack a bunch of different lengths together.   This would be great for a party, or even just to hang up in your home for fun!  I may end up playing with this for ages!  You can grab your copy by joining the Apple Fall group for free, then clicking on the vendor in the front entrance area of the store.

Oh and, Happy Victoria day to all my Canuck peeps out there!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Loki Anita Jeans Top (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shorts – Silvery K Boho Style Gacha (Available at Whimsical)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Moon Distance
Pose – Foxcity Red Hot 1
Bunting- Apple Fall Varsity Bunting (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Sim – Private

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Not So Risky Business

Not So Risky Business

Hello there Fabulouses!  I have been busy in the yard this weekend, and I just couldn’t wait to put on something cozy and fall into a comfy chair.  I had to giggle to myself a little after the photo was finished because I noticed it looked a lot like a worn out, female version of “Tom Cruise in Risky Business”, thus the title.  Today I am featuring EIGHT more FaMESHed group gifts as well as a Midnight Mania Board prize I scored at Aleutia.

The Look

My look today was put together with the Felicity Patterns Flannel Shirt that I managed to win FREE in a midnight mania board at Aleutia.  At Aleutia, you’ll find an open MM board and a group MM board (20L to join) as well as five group lucky chairs.  I won this in the open midnight mania board, but it is available in the other board and chairs at times as well too.  If you don’t win it one way, you’ll win it another!

The oversized shirt was calling for a pair of little white socks and I remembered that I had picked up the FREE group gift at FaMESHed by Eudora 3D and they were Shortsocks fitted for Maitreya.  These socks come with a texture change HUD too!

My hairstyle is also FREE today, and can be found as one of three group gifts at FaMESHed by Elikatira.  This one is called Lauren and it comes with an essentials pack HUD which contains several different shades  in a variety pack to choose from.  Astrid showed you one of the others in her post [HERE].

The Furnishings

Aside from the chair and table, all of the decor pieces in my photo are FREE group gifts from the Anniversary round of FaMESHed!

  • Wall Decor – Apple Fall Copper Shovel & Pitchfork (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
  • Pictures – Fancy Decor Harpsichord Prints (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
  • Floor Plant – N4RS Fasciata (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
  • Floor Light – Refuge Spring Gala Table Light (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
  • Table Flower – Keke Peony. group gift Spring 2 (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
  • Table Cup – Entwined Pomegranate Cup (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Hair – Elikatira Lauren  (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)

Flannel Shirt – Aleutia Felicity Patterns (free / 0L / midnight mania board)
Socks – Eudora 3D Shortsocks (Maitreya)  (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)

Furnishings…

Build – ROIRO Eukimuro Greenhouse (75L per play – instore gacha)
Chair – Apple Fall Tatty Chair Leather
Table – Dust Bunny Dipped Nesting Tables
Wall Decor – Apple Fall Copper Shovel & Pitchfork (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pictures – Fancy Decor Harpsichord Prints (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Floor Plant – N4RS Fasciata (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Floor Light – Refuge Spring Gala Table Light (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Table Flower – Keke Peony. group gift Spring 2 (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Table Cup – Entwined Pomegranate Cup (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)

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Al Fresco

Fresco

Greetings, fabulous readers! I’m dining “al fresco” today with some free home and garden finds from the Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt. I also threw in a few fun group gifts for good measure. 🙂

St. Patrick’s Day Hunt items in the top photo:

  • Roawenwood – Farmhouse Rustic Dining Table & Chairs, Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread
  • Apple Fall – Argentinian Malbec and Wine Glasses (included, not shown: a decanter of whiskey)

Group gifts in the top photo:

  • RaindaleWall Clock, Candlesticks, Tangerine Cake, and the Winter Rug
  • The Little BranchGolden Birch Trees (left side of photo; the tree with the white trunk)

The trees from The Little Branch are really lovely. They’re animated – meaning they gently sway in the virtual breeze – and you can click to change them with the seasons. Also in the folder is a little mesh hill, and the Buffalo Grass shown here (green and winter versions for both are included).

Fresco

St. Patrick’s Day Hunt items in the lower photo:

Please note that the Twinkly Clover is not a free hunt item. Each vendor in the St. Patrick’s Day Hunt has an item for sale at a reduced price, and the clover is the discounted item from Dysfunctionality. You can find it at the green hunt info booth for just 38L.

About The Hunt

The Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt will continue through 24 March 2018, so you only have 2 more days to grab the items you want.

Click HERE for a list of stores and hints, or join the Finders, Keepers Hunt Events in-world group to grab the hunt HUD, as well as a few extra gifts.

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Decor Items…

Trompe Loeil: Xaviera Villa
Apple Fall: L’Air Frais
What Next: Lucia Potted Olive Tree
Roawenwood: Farmhouse Rustic Dining Table & Chairs (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Roawenwood: Irish Stew & Irish Soda Bread (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Apple Fall: Argentinian Malbec & Wine Glasses (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Raindale: Candlesticks (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Tangerine Cake (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Wall Clock (group gift / free to join)
Raindale: Winter Carpet (group gift / free to join)
JIAN: Chubby Cat Bird Bus
JIAN: Maybelle the Sheep
Dysfunctionality: Twinkle Poppies (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Dysfunctionality: Twinkly Clover (38L on sale for St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods
Little Branch: Golden Birch Trees 4 Seasons & Buffalo Grass (group gift / free to join)
Alirium: Dwarf Forest

 

 


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A New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

Hello, fabulous readers! If you’re looking for a place to live with a bit of a retro feel, then I’ve got the spot for you! This beautiful, New York studio apartment can be yours for the low, low price of FREE! 😀

But first, a bit about the furnishings.

Fancy Decor offers a new group gift each month, and ALL of the past gifts are still available! The glass console table you see here is the most recent gift. Other gifts pictured here are the chair, lamp, bell ornament, picture frame, and the clasp boxes under the table. Just join the Fancy Decor in-world group, and these – plus many more – gorgeous home furnishings will be yours!

The artwork you see on the walls are free gifts from The Loft Furniture. They’ve been around for a while, but I thought they added the perfect art deco look to this apartment. You can find the gifts HERE, but in the event that you get tp’d back to the landing point, you’ll need to walk to the west side of the store to find them. Alternatively, you could do an area search for items that are 0L. There are 4 art deco posters available as gifts.

Please keep in mind that The Loft is a large store with many items so it may take a while to load all the textures. Sometimes teleporting out and back in helps speed things up.

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Ok, now for the skybox details.

Apple Fall has quietly set this cozy New York Apartment skybox as a free gift. But in order to get it for free, you need to follow these directions:

  • When you arrive at the Apple Fall store landing spot, walk straight ahead towards the mainstore to the teleporter.
  • Click the teleporter and select “New York Apartment” from the blue menu.
  • Hop on the teleporter.
  • When you arrive at the demo skybox, walk around the corner and click the big “Buy Me” tag to purchase for 0L.

I don’t know how long the skybox will be available for free, so if you want it, don’t delay!

New York State of Mind

You don’t like brick? That’s ok!

Click on the back wall (the whitish part you see here) to change the textures. There are 3 different versions available, as well as a “blank” version so you can add your own textures.

Size is about 15 x 12 meters. 10 LI.

This is a cute little apartment with a cool view of the New York skyline, made with the quality you’d expect from Apple Fall. 🙂

Enjoy!

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Decor Items…
Apple Fall New York Studio Apartment (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Fabrique Rug
The Loft Vogue 1930 (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Grass Pot (50L)
Fancy Decor Swaen Dining Chair (group gift / 250L to join)
Fashionably Dead Cat 02 Sleeping Curled (50L gacha)
Fashionably Dead Cat 12 Curious (50L gacha)
Essenz Romania Shoe Decor (past gift, no longer available)
Sway’s Floria Hanging Plants
Fancy Decor Glass Console (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Small Lamp (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor 2017 Ornament (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Photo Frame (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Clasp Boxes (group gift / 250L to join)
Dutchie Euro coins (free gift / 0L)
The Loft Jacks Iron
{what next} House Plant Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant Rubber Tree 
The Loft New York (free gift / 0L)
The Loft Welcome (free gift / 0L)

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Hey, Turkey!

Hey, Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving, fabulous readers! 😀

I walked outside this morning and found Mr. Tom waddling around on my front porch. I don’t think he realizes how dangerous it is for him to be out and about, today of all days. If he doesn’t wind up on somebody’s dinner table, then I’m pretty sure my neighbor’s cat (lurking in the background) has his own ideas for him!

Company Ready

I’m all dressed up and ready for the Fab Family to come over for Thanksgiving dinner!

My festive attire is the latest group gift from Ever An’ Angel. The City Lights Bronze outfit is a one-piece mesh pants and top and comes in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS-L with an alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

The top is kind of an asymmetrical scarf look that’s cut low in the back and shows a peek of side-boob on the right. Both top and pants are nicely textured in the perfect colors for a fall dinner party.

The Ever An’ Angel in-world group is currently free to join. Also, the Black Friday sale has already started at the mainstore, and everything is marked down to 150L until 9:00 p.m. SLT on Friday evening.

Hey, Turkey

Gacha Gifts

Vendors at the Gacha Garden have set out some really lovely FREE gifts this month, and I was happy to pick up some pretty jewelry items to go with my new outfit:

  • AvaWay has set out the Yellow Sindy Ring for Maitreya Bento hands. It’s a collection of 4 dainty rings for the ring finger of the right or left hand, and it comes in a regular or midi version (I’m wearing midi).
  • BREATHE has set out the October Bracelet. It comes in gold, silver, black, and rose, and includes a resizer menu.
  • The Pretty Pretty Poses that you see here are the gift from KoKoLoReS. 3 Bento poses with mirrors are included in the box.

You do need to join the free Gimme Gacha in-world group in order to pick up the gifts.

Hello, Free French Manicure

While not a Gacha Garden gift, I wanted to point out that my pretty French manicure (of which I didn’t get a good picture) is a free gift from Hello Dave. There are 2 palettes of absolutely-free French manicure colors set out, and you don’t even have to join a group to get them. The nails are compatible with Slink and Maitreya hands, as well as others using the Omega system.

Oh, and don’t forget to pop on your Fab Free group tag while you’re there and pick up the gorgeous new gift for Fab Free group members!

Ok… I’m off to finish up dinner and shoo away Mr. Tom before the neighbor’s cat gets him. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (to all who celebrate today). We at Fab Free are so thankful to have YOU as a reader! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: Tableau Vivant Bow Updo
Body: Maitreya Lara
Ring: AvaWay Yellow Sindy Ring (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Bracelet: BREATHE October Bracelet (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Nails: Hello Dave French Ready 2 (free gift – no group needed)
Pants/Top: Ever An’ Angel City Lights (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: Livalle Europa Wedges (available on the Marketplace)
Poses: KoKoLoReS Pretty Pretty Poses (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)

Decor Items…

what next Hello Fall Wreath
what next Hello Fall Mini Tree & Leaves
what next Hello Fall Leaves (50L)
what next Hello Fall Welcome Mat
what next Harvest Sign
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)
Fashionably Dead Cat – 11 Sitting (50L in-store gacha)
JIAN Turkey Collection (featured @ District 20)

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These Boots Are Made For… Kittens

Puppies & Kitties

Uninvited Guests

Unlike at Edi’s place, I think it may literally be raining cats and dogs at my house!

I stumbled down the stairs this morning to make coffee, only to find Finnoula staring out the front door at the strangest sight. My neighbor’s Corgi puppies had gotten loose (again) and were sitting on my porch curiously watching two kittens slumbering away in my new boots. It was all very sweet and surreal… until Finn’s protective nature got the better of her and she started to bark, setting off a chain reaction of puppy yapping, scared-kitty screeching, fur flying… what a way to start the morning! 😯

Cuteness Overload

JIAN makes some of the cutest animals on the grid, and I was delighted to receive these sweet kitten-booties as the latest group gift. Two versions are included in the box: one for wearing, and this adorbs decor version for rezzing (only 2 LI). The wearable version has a wide-awake kitty on each boot, and not only do they ride along, but they even move and meow (which you can turn off, once you’ve had enough of that)! Both versions have a texture-change menu so you can choose from 3 boot colors, 9 kitty colors, and resize to your liking.

As with all JIAN products, these kitty boots are amazingly well detailed. Best part? The group is FREE to join so you can pick up the kitty boots as well as several other group gifts that are still available. 🙂

 

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Decor Items…

JIAN Kitten Booties Decor Sleepies (free group gift / free to join)
MishMish Corgi Puppies (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
{what next} Cutesy Doormat
Dutchie Lavender 2
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)


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Home Free

ssfurnishingsHi there Fabulouses!  Shiny Shabby has opened up for another exciting round and is celebrating their anniversary with a ton of free swag!  Each designer participating has a gift out in a box in front of the store for you to pick up as a free gift! This event is huge with a ton of participating creators, so you can imagine the amount of gifts to be had.

I am sure you will be seeing a lot of Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gifts on the FabFree Blog over the next couple of weeks, but today I am showing off a cozy little corner  I put together in my home with five of them.

  • Sofa – ::KKs:: Le Sofa Noir:  6 prims, and comes with plenty of cuddle animations. (Also comes with a décor box, not shown)
  • Heart Light – Apt. B Heart Light Present:  1 prim
  • Planet Art – 22769 [bauwerk] Earth, Mars, Jupiter & The Moon: 1 prim
  • Table – Apple Fall Wooden Trunk Décor – 2 prims
  • Lamp – Concept Illa Lamp – 3 prims

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The Stuff…

Sofa – ::KKs:: Le Sofa Noir (free / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)
Heart Light – Apt. B Heart Light Present (free / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)
Planet Art – 22769 [bauwerk] Earth, Mars, Jupiter & The Moon (free / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)
Table – Apple Fall Wooden Trunk Décor (free / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)
Lamp – Concept Illa Lamp – Shiny Shabby (free / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)

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Make Me A Sammich

Snapshot_003Hey there Fabulouses! I hope you enjoyed your weekend 🙂  It’s been fff f f f fffreeezing here over the past couple of days and there is nothing better for it than a warm snuggly sweater and comfort food, so I am following suit here in Second Life as well!

Fishy Strawberry is where I found my red turtleneck.  It actually comes in a set of two labelled Christmas Turtlenecks as a freebie, and while the other white tree/gift printed sweater is better suited for the holidays,  I think the red one I am showing off today could be worn any old cold day.  The mesh Moto Jeggings are also by Fishy Strawberry and are available for free instore.  I have blogged these before when they were a gift for The Chapter Four’s Anniversary [HERE], but if you missed them previously – you can snag them now!

This picnic basket is a free gift at :Poche and comes with a rezzable and hold version.  When you touch the basket it gives you a steaming animated sandwich.

I should also mention the Distressed Lace Table I’m sat upon because it is not only adorable and shabby chic, but a free group gift that you can pick up after you join the free Scarlet Creative inworld group.

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head, Applier – Genesis Labs Nelly (99L per play / @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes – Apparition
Hair – Magika Drive
Shirt – Fishy Strawberry Christmas Turtlenecks (free / 0L)
Pants – Fishy Strawberry Moto Jeggings (free / 0L)
Shoes – Pure Poison Pixel Love Flats (free group gacha / 0L / free to join)

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Build – Scarlet Creative Neva Chapel
Table – Scarlet Creative Distressed Lace Table
Chair – Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair (45L per play / instore gacha)
Sandwich Basket – :Poche Picnic Basket (free / 0L)
Cats – Birdy Shabby Cats – Milk Crate (100L per play / @ Epiphany)
Windo Deco – Frogstar Hearts Garland (Fall Apple) (25L per play / instore gacha)
Pose – Secret Body Lovely Afternoon Pose (29L / marketplace)

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