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Don’t Overthink It

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Kiss this…

So often, we over think the trivial things… replaying conversations out in our head, looking for that hidden meaning that isn’t there or never intended. Over thinking actions, when the least benign and most obvious answer is usually right. And over thinking our wardrobe seems to be a major problem, especially in Second Life. I’ve always tried to live by the KISS rule, Keep It Simple Stupid (at least when it comes to clothes, I’m an overachieving  over-thinker in other aspects). And hopefully I’ve done that with today’s ensemble.

It all starts with a good foundation…

Normally, my footwear choice is an afterthought to the clothing choices I make. But today’s look began with the shoes. I heard there was a new group gift at PREY. The Men’s Red Deck Shoes is a FREE group gift to members and the PREY group is FREE to join. I have a feeling I’ll be getting some mileage out of these shoes before Valentine’s Day is over.

Spend a little, get a lot….

I try and live as FabFree as possible, but sometimes you have to spend a little to get the most mileage out of your wardrobe. When I was out skateboarding last weekend, I saw the Oscar Mesh Shirt at A&D Clothing. This shirt very much my RL style and thought about buying one shirt ($199L). But after investigating the HUD driven fatpack that comes with 12 shirts and 6 exclusive shirts that are not sold separately, I was sold on the set. It put me back $1299L but now, I have over a half a month’s worth of shirts that I don’t repeat on the colors. It’s all about the versatility…

Mixin’ up the ‘stuff

Since my return, I’ve noticed that free and inexpensive shirts are in abundance, but free pants are sorely lacking. Sometimes you have to mix and match free gifts to achieve the look you’re going for. I picked up the Casual Red Plaid Outfit by 69 Park Ave at the Menstuff Lounge and “borrowed” the pants for this look.  While I was at the Menstuff Lounge, I decided to accessorize with the Heavy Leather Bullet Turquoise Bracelet provided by GLINT. Both these gifts are FREE to members but it does cost $50L to join the group.

So now I’m ready to grab an early burger and beer with the guys and be home in time to surprise her for some Netflix and chill. (I’m on a two beer limit, not repeating New Year’s Eve EVER again).

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: A&D Clothing  Oscar Mesh Shirt with HUD   $199 ea./$1299  Fatpack
Pants: 69 Park Ave –  GQ – Casual Red Plaid Outfit Pants – By 69 Park Ave @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift  $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: PREY – Men’s Red Deck Shoes   Group Gift FREE  $0L/$0L to join
Jewelry: GLINT-  Heavy leather bullet bracelet – Turquoise @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Casa del Carson – Private

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Simply Irresistible

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The Love Meter says….

… That I’m “Irresistible“. I was sure it was going to say “Naughty“, but that was apparently meant for someone else. I stopped by Prey and by joining the group for FREE, I was able to get the Men’s Vest as a FREE group gift. I’m still wearing the Classic Blue Jeans by JZ For Men that I showed [HERE]. I am also wearing the FREE Brown Ankle Wrap Sneakers I picked up at Free Dove that were provided by Duh!  

Put a Ring On In It

While I was at Free Dove, I also picked up the FREE Unisex Black Trim Diamond Stud Earrings by Glint. That just added a little more sparkle to my already irresistible look. I wonder if I can break this machine?

Glint. Unisex Black trim diamond studs

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Prey – Men’s Vest  Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join
Shoes: Duh! – Brown Ankle Wrap Sneakers @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Pants: JZ- for Men – Classic Blue Jeans  @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Jewelry: Glint – Unisex Black Trim Diamond Stud Earrings @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)
Sim: It All Starts With A Smile

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Polkadot

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I have mentioned before that November is prime Hunting season if you are looking for clothes to fill your wardrobe. And one of my favorite stores for lingerie and intimate apparel has joined in the Hunts, by offering a 1L gift as part of the Master’s of Style Hunt.

Hunting time…

For just 1L and a little hunting time down at the House of Ruby main-store, these Polkadot briefs can be yours to add to your ever expanding wardrobe, gentlemen.

What do you get?

If you’re worried about rather or not this gift will fit you, never fear. I have all the details. You’ll be getting the following layers:

  • Layer for system avatars
  • Slink Hud for mesh bodies
  • Omega Hud for mesh bodies

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More hunts?

I wasn’t finished for the day though. I had one more hunt I wanted to finish up with for the evening. If you haven’t been checking out all the goodies in store for you with the Menstuff Hunt, do hurry. It ends November 30th, and you won’t want to miss out.

I stopped by Glint and picked up their 1L prize, which is this red crystal necklace for men. It is resizable and nicely detailed and added a terrific finishing touch to what I was wearing.

Until next time!

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace  – Glint – Red Crystal Necklace (1L for the Menstuff Hunt) – Hunt ends Nov 30th!
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Polkadot Gift Boxers for Him (1L Gift for the Master’s of Style Hunt) – Hunt ends Nov 30th!

 

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Real Men Wear Pink

Real Men Wear Pink

I decided real men wear pink… or at least tie dye. Or Astrid told me so and I ended up in both somehow. Either way, this applier shirt which is pretty fabulous was FREE, courtesy of Corrupted Designs, and it won’t even cost you a group space. All you need to do is slap the Midnight Mania board. It locks down at only 25 slaps, so hurry if you want this shirt. The gift includes both slink and omega appliers (there are no system layers, sorry fellas), and as far as I can tell would work as a unisex top, but is really geared more toward the male audience.

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My bracelet is a FREE to all gift I picked up at Glint Jewelry. This one *is* unisex as there is both a male and female bracelet in the box. No group is needed, just buy the gift for 0L at the main-store. It is being given in remembrance of the victims and survivors at Orlando.

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – *Dura* – SL13B Shopping Event Gift @TMD@ with Milky Platinum Hairbase (FREE SLB13 Gift @ The Men’s Department) Today, June 30th is the LAST day to pick up this gift!
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Bracelet – Glint – Orlando Pride Bracelet (FREE to all Gift/0L)
Shirt – Corrupted Designs – Red Sun Applier Shirt (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location – Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe & Forest

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Last Chance Menstuff Hunters!

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Hello to all you Fabbies out there! (I prefer Fab Freaks as a nickname but, quite frankly, I am afraid Love will chuck another stapler at me. Her aim is true.) The Menstuff Hunt ends on Monday so this is your last chance to pick up some very nice garments. Since we are out of virtual beer anyway, its time to get off the virtual couch and get out there hunting! I am going to be slightly briefer than usual in order to get this post up as soon as possible, so my apologies in advance to the creators of the impressive items I am showing off. They definitely deserve more individual attention then I can give them today.

That said, The IMaGE Factory is offering the free Tommy Hoodie Combo as their prize for the Menstuff Hunt! While the color looks fantastic in the above picture it is slightly misleading because the garment comes with a huge texture change hud giving the shirt 18 textures, the hoodie 16 and the jacket 12 textures! It comes in five sizes, two of which are fitmesh. Truly an impressive hunt gift, the current hunt hint is “so full of light, but always in shade”.

Swirl Poses made the pose I am using above, part of their 1L hunt prize for the Menstuff Hunt. The box includes five male poses and appears to be a set that I will be able to use for quite a while. If you take pictures on Second Life, you might want to pick this up, it could come in handy.

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FashionNatic‘s Brutus open Shirt is one piece of Mesh including the open shirt and the very scary looking skull and crossbones T-Shirt. It looks great, kind of a dark and dangerous look perfect whether you play guitar in a grunge band or stay at home listening to pirated MP3s! Arrrrrrgh, it’s a pirate’s life mateys, pick this free Menstuff gift up and look cool living it.

If you look closely at the above picture you will see I snuck two bracelets into this post. They are the 1L Menstuff hunt prize from Glint. The Leather Bracelet With Metal Rings is the wider of the two and my personal favorite because of the rough masculine look. Both bracelets however are top quality and worth adding to your own personal collections. Click on my pic above twice and you can get a nice close up view of the items. I think you might like them.

The free Menstuff hunt prize from Pics n Poses is a nice pose called Contemplating! As you can tell in the above picture, it is a very natural looking relaxed pose. The best thing about this pose is one day I can use it to show off some really nice footwear, and those poses are hard to find.

This concludes my Menstuff coverage for now. Hurry now, the hunt will end tomorrow. Have fun and enjoy your Second Lives my friends, take care and I’ll see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Hoodie – The IMaGE Factory Tommy Hoodie Combo (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Pose (Upper Pic) – Swirl Poses Menstuff Hunt Gift (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)

Pirate Shirt – FashionNatic Brutus open Shirt (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)
Bracelets – Glint Leather Bracelet With Metal Rings & Leather And Silver Diamond Print Bead Bracelet (Hunt Prize / 1L / Menstuff Hunt)
Pose (Lower Pic) – Pics n Poses Contemplating (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Jaryth’s Barber Shop David (Coffee)
Eyes – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes in Beach Night (Free Gift / 0L )

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Evolve and Be Koi

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We should all set aside some time for dreaming… and that’s what I did this morning. I did take time to pick up the perfect dress for dreaming in though. Right now if you stop by Evolve Industries, the SL Free & O Gift is this really stunning FREE gift dress in red. It has an asymmetrical shape that is perfect for every day wear or formal wear either one, and it really got me in the mood for creativity. I love the over all feel of it. The SL Free & O group is FREE to join and this gift is mesh in all the standard sizes. Hurry so you don’t miss out!

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I also dropped by Glint to pick up one of their two group gifts currently set out for group members. I fell in love with their leather and beads koi necklace. You get both a men’s and women’s necklace in the box, so if you know a fella who might like this necklace, take him by the store to have him pick up the FREE gift. The group is FREE to join and once you have on your tag, the necklace is yours. Near the same gift board is another gift board with a set of tribal ear piercings. These are definitely worth picking up. Take a peek! Lots of goodies to be found before you head out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Stella w/ Glam Affair Base Applier hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Catwa Hair – Zoey (first shown HERE by Love)
Dress – Evolve Industries – Love in Motion (0L/FREE SLF&O Gift/Group is FREE to Join)
Necklace – Glint – Womens leather & beads Koi necklace (0L/FREE to group members/FREE to join group)
Shoes – Jinx – DD Rose Shoes in Red Rose

Pose by Kirin

Sim Location – Everlong

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Grumbly Mondays

Hello FabFree Folks!

Grumbly Monday

I hope your Monday is full of good things today.  If you’re in need of a break from your Monday… I suggest Grumble.  No, don’t grumble about Monday… go to Grumble and play the Grumble Lucky Number 16 Hunt.  There are sixteen female gifts scattered over the SIM for Hunters all for 1L each. I found this elegant Winter Knit dress and couldn’t resist it. The dress comes in standard Mesh sizes XS-L and has a good alpha layer.  This ‘sweet sixteen’ Hunt runs until January 31st so don’t delay.

Grumbly Monday

While I was on the Hunt I found this great snowflake necklace at Glint. The “Falling Snowflakes Necklace” was actually the prize for the Gingerbread Hunt now ended. However, as of this posting,  the prize is still out at Glint.  Be aware, this Hunt is over and Glint can remove the prize at any time. So if you missed it and want it… hurry over now!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + Mid Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Hair Magika – Jupitar Crash
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
ShoesAlyce – Mary Jane Pumps
Dress – Grumble – Winter Knitted Dress – (1L as part of the Grumble Lucky Number 16 Hunt)

Jewelry – Glint – Falling Snowflakes Necklace – (1L as part of the Gingerbread Hunt)

 

Location – Blithe
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Post-Apocalyptic Swank

Hey FabFree-ers!

Post-Apocalyptic Swank

So…. I’m an all around geek. And I’ve been playing a ton of Fallout 4 lately so when I saw the Fresh Start Hunt prize from Dafnis Clothes my first thought was of the Commonwealth! (the post-apocalyptic area where the game takes place) This is the ‘Jasmine Shirt and Shorts’ and it’s the 1L prize for the Fresh Start Hunt.  The shirt and shorts are a set but they can be worn separately. They both come with their own alpha layers and a third alpha for the complete set. Both pieces come in the standard Mesh sizes XXS-L, plus a Fitmesh version.

Post-Apocalyptic Swank

While I was on the Fresh Start Hunt, I also picked up this super cute necklace. This is the ‘Dream’ necklace from Glint. The details are really really well done. I love the classy but casual look. Well worth the hunting.

The Fresh Start Hunt runs until February 10th so you’ve got plenty of time to hunt down all the great prizes!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
HairClawtooth – Doolittle
Boots– Sadly, no longer available
Glasses – Linden Lab – Free in your Library in the File named ‘Elizabeth’

Top + Shorts – Dafnis Clothes – Jasmine Shirt and Shorts – (1L Fresh Start Hunt Prize)

Jewelry – Glint – Dream Necklace – (1L Fresh Start Hunt Prize)

Location shout out to the JUNK main store SIM… awesome area!

 

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All aboard the Christmas party…train? Hmm, it looks a little small.

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Ahhh…December. You know what that means? I can finally start posting things that are holiday themed! Bwahahaha. Oh wait, did I laugh out loud? OK, I just mean that I love this time of year in SL. So many wonderful gifts, and great deals to be found. Not counting my skin post for FabFree’s Free Skin Day yesterday, I figured my first official December post had to have something Christmasy. In fact, It’s a perfect Christmas party look. Let me tell you what I found.

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How cute is my hair? I totally ‘Oooh’d” when I saw the display for this new group gift from Venus. Noelia is a rigged mesh, hair and Santa hat combo, that comes in black, blonde and red. You get a regular version, and a Lola’s version of each colour. The gift is free for group members, and the group is free to join. I really like the added touch of the little red bows tied into the hair, and I don’t know about you, but I am always the first to don a Santa’s hat at any Christmas party.

Now, no party outfit is complete without something sparkly! My pretty caged stone necklace and bracelet set (of which I missed getting a close-up shot of the bracelet, doh!) is a free Womenstuff gift at the ‘Stuff Lounge, and it is courtesy of  Glint. The stones are texture change by touch, as well, you can resize the pieces in that same menu. There are lots of colour options, so you are sure to match any outfit. The Womenstuff group is L$50 to join, but if you are at all familiar with the ‘Stuff Lounge, and the amount of gifts always available for members of the Womenstuff group, well, you know that it is completely worth it. Just make sure you have your tag on when grabbing your gifts.

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Do you see those crazy eyelashes I am sporting in that picture of my necklace? They are pretty fabulous I must say. Perfect for a party. My mesh,  Inverted Crown Party lashes,  are a new group gift from Maxi Gossamer, and I don’t think I ever want to take them off. I will warn you, you do need to be comfortable with editing linked pieces while they are being worn if you want them to fit your eye shape perfectly. It is well worth the effort though, as they are one of the best fitting sets of eyelashes I have worn. The Maxi Gossamer group is free to join, and you can grab these once you have your tag on, for free!

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The final piece to my party puzzle was a beautiful mani and pedi. I just so happened to find that while poking around the The FAD Fashion Event, which has the theme of ‘All That Glitter’s’. At the Zalea booth, you will find the lovely shimmer nail appliers, for SLink, for only L$25. Needing a little green to go with all my red, I chose a rich, dark green shade, however there are 8 colours total to choose from, no matter your shade preference. Oh, and in case you happened to be eyeing up my dress and shoes, they can also be picked up at the Zalea booth, for L$99 and L$85 each respectively. The colour hud’s for both include colours that just so happen to match the nail appliers perfectly. Funny how that happened, isn’t it 😉 . The FAD Fashion Event runs until December 23, but don’t wait too long, December has a habit of ending before you know it.

So who’s ready to party? Sadly, I am going to just have to party by myself for now, as there are no parties in the really near future for me, they are all closer to Christmas. I’m sure my cats would join me now though, spike their milk with a little catnip! OK, now this is starting to sound like fun. You do remember I’m a crazy cat lady right? LOL. Alrighty, FabFreebers, I must be off. I will be back soon though. Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Dress – Zalea – Shimmering Sin Dress (exclusive @ The FAD Fashion Event)
Shoes – Zalea Shoes – Mesh Slingback (exclusive @ The FAD Fashion Event)
Necklace and Bracelet – .:Glint:. Caged stones jewelry set w color change (free WomenStuff group gift @ the ‘Stuff Lounge/L$50 to join)
Hair – Venus – NOELIA MESH HAIR Christmas (free group gift/free to join)
Mani and Pedi – Zalea Nails – SLINK ONLY – Shimmer Nails (L$25 exclusive @ The FAD Fashion Event)
Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Party – Inverted Crown – BLACK (free group gift/free to join)
Skin – Lumae ~ Nima : 3 – Latte / Loved {Freck/NoBrow}
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Poses – WOMENstuff Gift by [**Poseway**] (past Womenstuff group gift, no longer available)

Location – The Millhouse Beanery

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A .:Glint:. of My JLZ Fantasy

Sometimes my dreams are glints of fantastical color… and thanks to .:Glint:. , JLZ Fashion, and Besom, I can bring my fantasies to life in Second Life this week too!

Glint of a JLZ Fantasy

JLZ Fashion has some great practical every day fashion, but I discovered recently that they have a plethora of fantasy gowns for the avid roleplayer as well!

First things first! Stop by the mainstore and Join the group for FREE and pick up the current FREE group gift pictured above. The detailing is fabulous, it’s mesh in all the standard sizes and when it comes in one piece for easy styling!

I gave you a close up of the jewelry I paired my gowns with today also in this picture. .:Glint:. is currently holding an in-store mega-hunt with 40 items to find! There are 20 each of female, male, and unisex items, though I found that all of the items were fairly unisex and because they had resize scripts built in, worked great with any size avatar. The necklace I donned above is a male necklace called Celtic Cross and comes with matching stud earrings suitable for male or female avatars either one, though the earrings were in a separate “hunt spot” in the store. Each hunt item is only 5L making this mega-hunt, mega-worth your time!

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JLZ Fashion is also currently participating in the Twisted Hunt! If you are lucky enough to wrap your mind around this warped hunt and find the twisting cube in the store, the gorgeous gown above is yours FREE! I love the texture and the flowing cape… perfect for any roleplay adventure!

And Besom! Congrats to this Creator who is celebrating 20K+ members by giving out the gorgeous hair you see pictured in these photos called “Milk” (and thank you from all of us who benefits from this generous gift)! The Besom group is FREE to join and this lovely style in every shade imaginable with the included hud is yours FREE if you go to the store to pick it up!

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One last thing! The gown you see pictured above, is the current Midnight Mania board prize at JLZ Fashion! It’s set at a very low slap to win (only 25 slaps), so get there early to get the gown! And you must be in the group (but remember — FREE to join the group) and you can get your FREE gown!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

All Outfits:

Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda – Caffee Milk (050) tone / Limited Edition

Hair – Besom ~ Milk. (0L Group Gift / 0L to Join the Group)

Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Amor (0L Group Gift / 0L to Join the Group / First Blogged HERE by Love Trill)

Eye Liner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hands – Slink

Jewelry – .:Glint:. Celtic Cross Necklace (5L in-store Mega Hunt)

Sim – Kingdom of Alurel – According to the Destination Guide: “Set deep within a magical, enchanted forest, Alurel is a fantasy-themed community, home to secret hidden paths and innumerable magical encounters. Come celebrate and experience the many musical events, dances, readings and more. Watch out for fairies!”

Outfit 1:

Dress – JLZ Fashion – Sparkle Corset Dress (0L Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Pose by Eternal Dream

Outfit 2:

Dress – JLZ Fashion – A Twisted Fall 2015 (0L / FREE Twisted Hunt Gift)

Pose by Lorien

Outfit 3:

Dress – JLZ Fashion – Dark Princess with Tiara – (0L Midnight Mania Board/25 slaps/Group Only/Free to Join Group)

Pose by . Infiniti .

Signature use 320 size