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What Goes Around, Comes Around!

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I never intended it to happen, but do you have an article of clothing that you rely on as a “go to” item, one that absolutely refuses to age? I do! And, later in this post, we are going to celebrate its one-year anniversary in my wardrobe. First though, check out what I found last night! I went by a store named Cold Ash, which specializes in fantastically detailed, rugged-looking men’s clothing. I found this vintage style T-shirt as their FREE Group Gift! The Mesh Austin Tee in STEEL BLUE is a fine representation of the quality that goes into the clothing that Cold Ash makes. Anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for T-Shirts that look soft and well-worn, and this ribbed cotton T-shirt hangs beautifully with soft, realistic folds. It’s like it was never meant to be taken off. In the FREE Group Gift, you get 3 sizes and an additional 2 sizes in fitmesh, so getting a good fit won’t be any problem. Stop by Cold Ash, this is a must pick up! The pants I chose to wear with it are the current FREE Group Gift from Lavarock, likely my favorite male clothing store on Second Life. They are the Destroy Male Jeans and are probably one of the grungiest items in my wardrobe. I love the texture on them. Honestly, if I ever move to Seattle to pursue my dreams of alt-rock super stardom, these are the jeans I am going to wear! They come in 2 styles, with five sizes of each included in the gift. The only problem is they have been out for quite a while, and at the moment I am unable to say how much longer they will remain available. If you like them in the picture, go get them immediately. I suspect they may not be available much longer. The last item in the Cold Ash inspired outfit is the cap, which was just one of those lucky finds you sometimes run across accidentally. It is a 1L hunt prize from a hunt which is sadly already over. Luckily, the owner of Ashmoot forgot to pick up the hunt prize! It’s only 1L and the cap matches the T-shirt wonderfully. Sadly I can’t recall the name of the hunt, but you are looking for a hunt object shaped like a mask called “P-H Hunt # 8″. Look for it where you find the daily prize boards. Kristabel Ashmoot promises me she will leave it out until the end of the month so we all have a chance to grab it (a VERY sweet thing to do for us). Be sure to pick it up before it’s too late!

I teased you that as I write this I am celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and I have Lyrieal’s Boutique to thank for it. I recently attended “Just For Him”, a cart sale like event with a 1L mini-hunt where I found this great leather jacket! It comes from Lyrieal’s Boutique and is their Just For Him Hunt Prize. It has a hud that allows you to choose 5 different colors in both the leather and the lining. For a single linden, that’s great value. The event is not a large one, but I should have known Lyrieal’s Boutique would have something special out. This brings me to the anniversary: I was dying to show you this jacket and was having trouble finding just the right pants to present it with, so I decided to go with my “go to” grey system jeans and Mesh boots, tinting the jeans a bit darker to match. After doing the picture, I began putting together this post, and found I had reason to smile. Those beloved jeans and boots of mine are from a hunt one year ago today…and were previously blogged here by a young guest blogger. Coincidentally, they also came from Lyrieal’s Boutique! So, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their posting in Fab Free, the In The Pink outfit has been added to the 1L hunt prize, making it even better. It is a great looking outfit and the jeans are tintable to match a wide range of grays, so they are super handy to have around. Even the boots are nice, you can’t beat this value. I had originally planned to end my post here, and call it a night, but once I get going I am hard to stop. So in the spirit of “You really should check out the Just For Him sales event”, here is a final addition to my post below!

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While I was at the sale, I noticed a pair of shorts on the back wall of the booth belonging to the store Trashed. Just like the other coincidences this week (the hat which looked great with the T-shirt that was accidentally left out, and the nice jeans I decided to wear being posted to fab free exactly one year ago today) these denim shorts look like they were made to go with the Cold Ash T-Shirt I picked up this week. The Trashed Men’s denim shorts in plaid are not free, but this is a sale event as well as a hunt and these shorts look really great. If you love that T-shirt as much as I do, that is reason enough to pony up the extra 85L for these shorts to go with them. They make a fantastic pair together. Once again, I have worked late into the evening and I must go, but this has been a post full of pleasant surprises. Until next time my friends, see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Vintage Blue T-Shirt – Cold Ash Mesh Austin Tee in Steel Blue  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Grungy Jeans – Lavarock Destroy Male Jeans  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Ball Cap – Ashmoot Acc Coll_Unisex Cap #01  (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The hunt is over but the prize should be out til the end of the month!

Hair Under Cap – From inventory, heavily modded for picture.

Leather Jacket – Lyrieal’s Boutique Leather Jacket {His} (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The “In The Pink” outfit including Jeans and Boots has been added to the same box now for extra value.

Plaid Denim Shorts – Trashed Mens Denim Shorts in Plaid (85L/On sale-Just For Him event)

Shirt Under Jacket – Connors V Neck T-Shirt Black (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Ammunition Necklace (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

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Springing Into May, All Hopped Up On Freebies!

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May has started out wonderfully for me, and when you get a glance at this freebie, your May will become as great as mine. FaMESHed is a monthly event on SL, and this month was actually the first time I ever attended. Being a guy, shopping events have not been a major focus of mine (until now). I am kicking myself for that though since I laid eyes on this fantastic FREE leather overcoat from Kauna! The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat is supplied in both a black and a brown version and is finely textured. In fact, click on the pictures in this post and you can almost feel the leather with your fingertips. Prepare to fall in some serious love with this overcoat. It is given away FREE at FaMESHed to celebrate the third anniversary of the event and to promote Kauna’s excellent line of XIV suits and separates. If you have the money, you might well be compelled to do what I did and splurge on some matching components, like the XIV T-Shirt Pack: Plain & Striped and the XIV Shirt: Coffee pictured above. They are made to fit beautifully with the overcoat and are a very nice luxury if you have the coin.

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You might ask, “What if you have nothing to spend on Second Life’s great luxuries at the moment?” Well, if that’s the case, then this overcoat is still a must pick up. In addition to the components made to fit especially for this jacket, you can use other items you could already have in your inventory. Being a mesh overcoat, it might be somewhat tricky to find pieces to wear under it. With this stylish garment, I would heartily recommend system (layers) T-shirts, and (if you can find some) system dress shirts with sculpted collars. Both will look great with it. Even if you have to fiddle with the sculpted collars to find one that works well, you are going to look fantastic.

In the picture above, you can see I paired The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat with a FREE Group Gift from Gizza; a pink and black shirt that was offered a while back and is still available. I think it looks very nice in this outfit and is a great example of a freebie that works well. Gizza is a great place to pick up a bunch of Free Gifts since they keep their previous FREE Group Gifts out for an extended period. It would be an excellent first stop in a search for items to wear with this stylish overcoat.

Last, but far from least, I am wearing a very special set of eyes. The Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog are a FREE Gift from one of the best eye creators in Second Life. They look fantastic and offer a wide variety of options controlled by a surprisingly robust hud, which allows variations in size, reflections, and shadowing (among other options). I love the way they look! While you are in eye collecting mode – which sounds super creepy now that I say it out loud – keep in mind that Mayfly also has a FREE Gift over at Fab Free Headquarters! The recently updated Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx are gorgeous grey eyes. If you haven’t come by to pick them up yet, rest assured they are completely worth the trip. With all the great freebies and gifts this week, you’ll spring into May in style! From my little pixel heart to all of you, have fun and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Leather Overcoat – Kauna XIV Leather Overcoat  (free group gift / free to join / @ The FaMESHed Event)

Pink Shirt – Gizza April Group Gift  (FREE Group Gift/ FREE Group)

Eyes – Mayfly Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog  (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx  (free group gift / free to join / @ FAB FREE HEADQUARTERS)

XIV Black T-Shirt – Kauna – Kauna – XIV TShirt Pack: Plain & Striped
XIV Black Pants – Kauna – Kauna – Tuxedo XIV Trousers: Black
XIV Shirt in Coffee – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Shirt: Coffee
XIV Pants in Chocolate – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Trousers: Chocolate

Necklace – Aitui – Bird Remains Necklace – Dark, Talon (Worn with black T-shirt)
Necklace – Aitui – Talon Necklace – Polished White (Worn with pink shirt)
Black Jeans – Sin Original Black Mesh Jeans (Worn with pink shirt, former hunt prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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As The April Showers Give Way To Flower Power!

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I was a huge fan of Woodstock (I’m pretty sure he was on my first lunch box when I started kindergarten). My memories come flooding back when I think of those times. Of course, I was too young to enjoy the summer of love back then. Sure, I may have gone running off in a field, letting my diaper fall to the warm earth, and enjoying the feeling of a summer breeze embracing me, but I am also pretty sure I would have gotten spanked for it, too. Spanked very hard, the sixties didn’t reach my family home until around 1976. The good news is that for those of us who missed out on the groovy clothes and free love back then, Madcat Creations has designed an excellent prize for The Vintage Hunt. The Male Hippie Outfit is so brilliantly colored it actually looks like it is tie-dyed, as opposed to some similar items with multicolored fractal images on them. This outfit brought me instant faux flashbacks of dancing in the mud, grooving to the sounds of the Grateful Dead. Keep in mind one of the most popular club events in SL are Sixties-themed nights. This prize will come in very handy. The Vintage Hunt is not a free hunt, but the prizes are only 1L and if you look around Madcat Creations you might find the matching women’s version as well (they are boxed separately). My bracelet is a free group gift from one of the best Jewelry stores on SL: Earthstones. The Peace Friendship Bracelet goes great with this outfit, but be mindful that the group costs 250L to join. My campsite is a great hunt prize from Finishing Touches. Available for FREE on The Camping Trip Hunt , it comes with the table, chairs and a nice campfire with a pot of coffee warming. Truly a lovely hunt gift.

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From a full-fledged freak out of colors, we step away from the pallet to admire something entirely different. This white leather jacket with the integrated grey T-shirt from Wanted knocked me out when I saw it. Luckily for all of us, it has just been put on their Midnight Mania board! I was originally planning to pair it with a nice pair of black jeans, or maybe with a frosted texture, which I am sure would look fantastic. However, Apple May Designs had something even better to go with it for 1L in their Recolors Of Spring Hunt. These white pants look great with the jacket, and since they are unbuttoned at the very top, adding a belt to fill the space between the jacket and the pants as shown is a great idea. The Recolors Of Spring Hunt is scheduled to end today so hurry to pick up these pants. Seriously, RUN! As I was preparing this post, I realized this same men’s jacket in XS might please a female avatar who has an androgynous appearance, or is going for a tomboy look. Since it’s an MM board, we guys could sure use your help locking it anyway.

So, as April showers give way to the full bloom of flower power, and your travels on the grid take you to new, exotic locations, please take a moment to reflect on what a lovely, wonderful world we live in. Peace and love.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing & stuff…

Hoodie & Jeans – Madcat Creations Male Hippy Outfit  (Vintage Hunt Prize/1L) 
Bracelet – Earthstones Peace Friendship Bracelet (Group Gift/250L Group)
Camping Set – Finishing Touches Morning Coffee Camping Set (The Camping Trip Hunt Prize/FREE)

Necklace – [ Y ] Style – Tribal Turquoise Necklace Black Currently Unavailable Although 2 and 3 Strand Versions Are Available On Marketplace
Facial Hair – FE Style Facial Hair – 6ED
Hair – Birth Peace Hair (Raven)

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White Leather Jacket – Wanted Mariano Jacket (Midnight Mania Prize/Free Group)
Pants – Apple May Designs Shades Of Khaki- White (Recolors Of Spring Hunt Prize/1L) Hurry, the hunt ends today!

Necklace – Etham – Copper Cross (long) Currently Unavailable
Tattoo – Aitui – Love Is Blind
Belt – Wanted
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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Step Right Up And Enjoy The Show.

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As a young boy, I witnessed a man in a raggedy, sequined outfit jump over a pair of trailers on his dirt bike, much to the delight of the crowd. Years later, here I am on the shoulder of Route 23, promoting the debut of my own daredevil show. I chose to wear a group gift from TentatioN. It is very casual and sporty, but with the camouflage pattern on the cargo pants pockets and in the lower corner of the shirt, it also says, “I am a warrior.” Sometimes, it’s best to let your clothes speak for you (unless they are going to say “I’m a dork”, then there is no reason to give them a megaphone). This, however, says volumes in a positive, masculine manner.  The gift comes with a color change hud, providing four color choices for both the mesh shirt and the pants. TentatioN is not a free group, though. It will set you back 30L, but this outfit in four colors is worth it.

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I grew up in Los Tres Dolores New Mexico , a town named for a mystical formation of three cacti. For my death-defying entry into the world of show business, I will jump over that local landmark in the greatest riding lawnmower jump in the history of mankind! At first glance a lawnmower it may not appear to be the best choice for soaring through the air, but isn’t a riding mower essentially a helicopter that has been flipped upside down? This very detailed (and shockingly fast) mower is the current FREE group gift from Knight Performance. This store along with the one which shares the building with them (Surplus Motors) are great sources for beautifully detailed vehicles in SL. Both stores are free groups and offer many Midnight Manias, group gifts and discounts. If you have any interest in vehicles on Second Life, you should seriously consider joining them.

If you are going to let your clothes do the speaking for you, this Rockabilly Hunt prize jacket from The Dark Fae positively screams, “Rebel.” Its cool stand-up collar and retro styling including a must see graphic on its’ back are perfect for people who don’t follow the rules, like me (even if it’s because I can’t be bothered to read them). The Rebel Soul Jacket sports versions with and without the t-shirt and comes in three sizes, plus an additional two sizes in fitmesh. Cool style is timeless, and this jacket is perfectly cool! This Rockabilly Hunt prize is not free, but at only 2L, it’s a bargain. These jeans are extraordinary as well, coming from a quickly expanding store called Illi. Currently on their Midnight Mania board, these Midnight Open Belt Jeans are nicely textured and look great, and a big surprise was the texture hud that came with them. Illi gives us 8 denim colors, 4 belt colors and 4 metal accent textures for the belt. That is excellent versatility for a free gift! It does carry a small logo, but it is easy to overlook, given the generosity of this Midnight Mania prize. Also worth noting are my mesh white leather sneakers, fresh from the Wayward Hunt. The prize, from the store United Colors, comes in both men’s and ladies’ sizes and with that touch of blue on them they look fantastic for a FREE hunt gift. I was truly impressed!

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Well, I dressed for success and I did everything right but sometimes that just isn’t enough. Sometimes in life the ramp just isn’t high enough, or maybe the wind shifts, or maybe a lawn mower just isn’t meant to fly. A person could drive themselves crazy sitting back and reflecting over those kinds of things, but not me. I am on to my next great adventure and I hope you will be there with me.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Camouflage Outfit – TentatioN Men’s Mesh Camo Shirt & Pants (Group Gift/30L Pay Group)
Shoes – Giomen Lumberjack Boots

Jacket – The Dark Fae Rebel Soul Jacket (Male Rockabilly Hunt Gift/2L)
Pants – Illi Midnight Open Belt Jeans (Midnight Mania Prize)
Shoes – United Colors White Leather Sneakers (Wayward Hunt Gift/FREE)
Eyes – Poetic Colors Pearl – Clear Pond
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

No riding lawnmowers were harmed in the creation of this post!
Lawnmower – Knight Performance Ride-On Lawn Mower (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

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A Splash Of Color You Don’t Want To Brush Off!

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Little did I realize when I started on Second Life (watching Fab Free and jumping on any freebie I could get my hands on) that someday I would have the chance to contribute to this amazing resource. It gives me great pride to be joining Fab Free as a weekly contributor and I look forward to the great adventure ahead. Getting down to business, there is an excellent Midnight Mania prize out over at Ruca Tease. One great thing about this Mesh Men’s Spilled Paint Open Hoodie w/Shirt is that it comes with a texture change hud. This gives you the flexibility of seven great color options. Very casual and comfortable looking, it is definitely a Midnight Mania board worth tapping, you don’t even have to be in the group!  Do it today though, I hear it could be taken down as early as Friday! Also this week, I’m wearing the FREE GIFT from Poetic Colors. You’ll love these spotted eyes in the tropic color. The gift is very generous as it includes both mesh and system eyes, 3 sizes, and 3 brightness variations. They are quite unique looking, and for those of us who collect great eyes, they are not to be missed!  I want to thank Love, Pru, Julianna and all the other contributors to Fab Free for this opportunity to contribute to a blog I’ve admired for a very long time. I hope my time here will be as rewarding for all of you as it will be for me.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Hoodie – Ruca Tease Men’s Spilled Paint Open Hoodie w/Shirt (Midnight Mania Prize) Hurry, will change soon!
Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (Free gift!)
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
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Spring Papillon

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You too can be a spring butterfly, and for free!  I received the  winged pastel Papillon Dress as a free subscribe gift from Luziefee recently and it’s just so cute! If you didn’t receive it already you can head to the shop, subscribe and snag your very own free copy.  This dress works great with the Maitreya mesh body alpha system btw.

My Pale Pink Stilettos are a free group gift from N-Core after you join their inworld group which is 50L to join.  These shoes have several options such as Slink, N-Core, TMP, Belleza and Maitreya – so whatever feet you are wearing (aside from system) – these should work!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Alice Cygana
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Magika Friday
Hands & Feet by Slink
Dress – Luziefee Papillon Dress (free subscribe gift / 0L)
Shoes – N-Core *groupgift* STILETTO Pale Pink (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)
Headdress – Aisling Dame des Fleurs Headdress (75L per play / instore gacha)
Pose by Exposeur
Sim – StoryBrooke Gardens

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Happy Holidays From Belleza

BellezaGGYAY! Belleza has sent out generous holiday gifts for both guys and girls in their group notices and also they are available in the mainstore.  The group is 250L to join, but ladies… once you have activated your tag you can pick up the Christmas gift that includes Yazmin and Mae skins  in all skin tones, and available in different eyebrow colours too.  I think Mae is my favourite, but Yazmin is lovely too and would be great with a formal gown!  Guys, you are on your own to check out the  male gift… I am sure you can imagine the male skin does not look very handsome on my female shape! lol.
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Love is wearing…

Skin – Belleza Yazmin & Mae (free group gifts / 0L / 250L to join)
Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Platinum
Hair – Truth Hair Bijou

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Transmuted

Snapshot_001Another little post from me today!  I wanted to share with you the Fifty Linden Friday offering at Belleza!!  Today only, you can pick up the Ashley Glamour Puss Sunkissed Skin with three eyebrow options for just 50L!  It’s a very sexy skin with deep red lips and black lined eyes.

As I was getting ready to snap a shot of this skin, I was informed that Little Bones had placed out a new group gift called Transmute, so I put that on to show you too!  The Little Bones group is 100L to join, but there are a ton of gifts available to make it worth your join fee.  This particular gift comes with a texture change hud allowing for several different dark dipped colours!
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Love is barely wearing…

Skin – Belleza Ashley Glamour Puss (50L / Fifty Linden Friday)
Eyes – IKON  Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair –Little Bones Transmute (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Crown – *{Junbug}* Crown [Gold]
Pose by LAP (closed)

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Belleza’s New Group Gifts!

Snapshot_003I just love Belleza skins, and as a member of their inworld group it is very exciting when they put new group gifts through the notices or pop them instore… just as they did the other day!  In the latest Belleza group gift there are two skin packs and both are fabulous and full of options.  In the photo above I am wearing Brooke Oct Gift.  The Brooke Oct Gift skin comes with the adorable kitty face, making it perfect for a sassy type Halloween costume!  The other skin is the Ava Oct Gift skin which is more of an every day type skin with sexy smoky eyes.

Both skin packs include several skin tones as well as eyebrow choices which is a super sweet thing for Belleza to do!  I have chosen to show off the med skin tone with the blonde brows today, but who knows what I will wear tomorrow!  The group fee to join is 250L, however there are these two new skin gifts as well as a bag full of SIX MORE!  Yippeeee!
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Love is wearing…

Skin #1 – Belleza Brooke Oct Gift  (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Skin #2 – Belleza Ava Oct Gift (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Eyes – IKON  Hope Eyes Denim
Hair – TRUTH Hair Neria (featured @ The Mystical Realms Faire)
Bra – Pure Poison Lia Leather Cosume (featured at The Mystical Realms Faire)
Headdress & Mask – Pure Poison Mhedusa Headdress & Mask (featured @ The Mystical Realms Faire)
Poses by Starry Heaven
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Urban Casual

untitledHiya ;) Today I am showing you a casual urban look that I put together this morning using a couple of freebies and some discounted items as well.  A trip to Sn@tch is what inspired my ensemble today.  Sn@tch always has so much to offer in the way of gifts and hunt items, and this time I had picked up a fatpack of Mesh Star Shirts for free in the lucky board.  The comfy looking Tully Jersey Capris are available as a fatpack in the riot vendor, sometimes as low as 50L depending on how many avatars are nearby.

My Union Jack Platform Sneakers are available as a brand new free group gift at *COCO*.  This group is free to join and there are tons of previous group gifts available for the taking as well.
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Love is wearing…

Skin – Belleza LilyV2
Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Platinum

Hair – MINA Hair Mandy (featured @ The Cosmo Sales Room)
Hands & Feet by Slink
Shirt – Sn@tch Star Mesh Tees (free / 0L / lucky board)
Pants – Sn@tch Tully Jersey Capris (As low as 50L / Riot Vendor)
Shoes – *COCO* Gift Platform Sneakers Union Jack (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Poses – Label Motion My Cold Drink (free / 0L / subscribe gift)
Sim – After The Fall

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