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True Colours

When I’m feeling playful, I always reach out for some bright colours to wear.  You really can’t beat a pastel hair colour, and some hot pink.  Luckily, these generous SL creators have got my back!  My sweet do’ was a gift at Hairology, and was previously blogged by Pru HERE.

Hot in Hot Pink

Safira has a few free group gifts out right now, and one of them is this bright and cheerful jumpsuit.  It comes in a shiny midnight blue as well, for the days when you’re feeling only slightly less exuberant.  The Safira group is free to join, and there are quite a few nice group gifts in the store.  It’s definitely worth the visit!

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

The North Star

Cae has a birthday gift out right now to celebrate 5 years of pretty jewelry in Second Life.  The North Star bracelet features super cute silver stars that encircle your wrist, and a larger silver charm adorned with blue gems.  Very delicate!  The group is currently 100 Linden to join, and you can find the group gift in the notices section of the group profile.  I’ve included a closeup below so you can see the detailing.

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Ok Fab Free – go light up the world with those bright colours!

xox

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Jumpsuit –  Safira (free group gift, group is free to join )

Boots– Reign Blair Boots 

Bracelet – Cae North Star (free group gift, group is 100L to join)

Earrings– Since 1975 TMP earrings, Pr!tty Kitty Yoomi Earrings

Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate

Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate

Eyebrows– Jumo Britani

Eyes– Mesange Goldmine

Hair –  RunAway Sophie Hair (Free Gift at Hairology)

Nailpolish – Alme Forever Young

Lipstick – Sn@tch Ultra Gloss Lipstick

Eyeliner –  Sn@tch Morgana Gothic Eyeshadow

Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo

Sim: Comhar Public Photo Studio

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My Own World

My Own World

Panic Mode

I woke up this morning with a touch of “holiday panic.” You know, that feeling you get when the holidays are creeping up on you waaaay too fast. Your heart starts racing, you feel like you can’t breathe… you break out in a cold sweat. Yeah. It seems like summer was just starting… and now it’s almost Thanksgiving. 😮

I headed out in search of a quiet place to collect my thoughts and wound up on the couch at a coffee bar on the Oh Deer sim. A couple of lattes and some smooth jazz later, I think I might be kinda-sorta-maybe ready to tackle the holidays.

Or maybe I’ll just start with a turkey and see how it goes.

A Sweater and Leather

Before running off in a coffee panic, I managed to get myself dressed in the latest group gift from Ghee. The Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants duo come in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh standard XXS-L with alpha layers
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

A texture-change HUD is included so you can choose from brown, black, burgundy, and blue ombre for the sweater, and the same colors (without the ombre) for the pants.

Since the sweater is cropped, and I was cold thanks to the snow and all, I added a tank top underneath. I picked up the Enora tanks by Edenia on the Marketplace for 1L and used the included appliers for Maitreya. Check out Pru’s post HERE to see what they look like without a sweater.

To “top” things off, I added a cute hat. You can pick up this derby – as well as a baseball cap, felt hat, and Homburg hat – as a free gift from ICONIC at HairOLogy. I didn’t realize how pretty it was until I turned on my windlight and saw the lovely textures!

Each hat comes with a HUD containing several colors (varies by hat), and all are resizeable from the HUD. I’m sure they would also look great on the guys.

Ok, now that I’m all latte’d up, I think I’m ready to brave Costco to do some shopping. Until next time! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Ophelia (past FLF)
Lipstick: Izzie’s All The Colors Matte Lipstick
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Austen
Hat: ICONIC Derby (free gift @ HairOLogy)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Sweater & Pants: Ghee Ombre Sweater and Leather Pants (group gift / 500L to join)
Tank: Edenia Enora Tank Top with Appliers (1L on the Marketplace)
Shoes: #EMPIRE Wallflower
Pose by oOo Studio Poses
Location: Oh Deer

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Red and Green Season

Red and Green Season

Ready or Not…

And I’m not.

In my neck of the woods, red and green season actually started back in September. I’ve been in serious denial about it, but unfortunately, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore.

Seems like we just put away the holiday decorations a few weeks ago, and now it’s time to get them back out again. 😛

It’s Easy Being Green…

In this sparkly new gift from I. M. Collection!

Shortly after I shared their latest group gift, I. M. Collection put out a lovely new gift for members of the SL Frees & Offers group.

The Eirwen Sweater Dress comes in sizes for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. Also included for Maitreya bodies is an applier for these pretty, jeweled tights. 12 different color textures are included so you can wear them with different outfits all winter long.

Keeping it Short

I do love a short ‘do, and this one is no exception.

When I saw the amazing HairOLogy anniversary gifts that Pru picked up (see them HERE and HERE), I decided to head over and grab them for myself!

Delrio, the HairOLogy gift from Tukinowaguma, comes in a full fatpack of colors and would likely look nice on the fellas as well as the ladies. I love the way the bangs fall carelessly over one eye. 😉

Be sure to stop by HairOLogy before November 30th to see what’s new and pick up all the pretty gifts (no group needed)!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia
Eye Shadow: ARTE Eyeshadow Collection (November Powder Pack for LeLutka)
Hair: Tukinowaguma Delrio (free gift @ HairOLogy)
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Karina Karina Daydreamer
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Sweater/Tights: I.M. Collection Eirwen Sweater Dress Teal (SLF&O group gift / free to join)
Boots: Mutresse Nikki Boots
Pose by Le Poppycock
Location: [SL] Amsterdam

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Mithral CHAIN

Mithral CHAIN

CHAIN CHAIN CHAIN

Hello there Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the Fab Free blog. Once again I’ve found myself thinking “How did I miss these” this time about the group gifts I stumbled across at CHAIN. The CHAIN in-world group is just 50 lindens to join and there are currently 4 group gifts available. The simple yet dress Pru is wearing was their October group gift and is thankfully still available. It comes in a Maitreya Lara fit, and includes a color change hud with 6 of solid color options. I’m a sucker for classic black.

Mesh Size Included: Maitreya Lara Only

Another equally fabulous gift currently available at CHAIN is the set of stacked necklaces Pru is wearing. The necklaces are the November group gift at CHAIN. They also come with a color change hud to let you pick the metal tones and the color of the leather cord. Additionally, the fish bone choker can be worn separately from the two necklaces. I think these two gifts look gorgeous together. As I mentioned there are 2 additional group gifts available, a headband with cute lace kitty ears, and a crop top with a choker style collar.

Mithral at Hairology

I coudn’t help myself, I had to share this pretty ginger hairstyle from Mithral. It is another FREE gift at Hairology. This FREEBie comes in the single lovely shade of red shown with two sizes, and an alpha layer. Just in case you missed my previous post about some of the fantastic gifts at the 2nd Anniversary round of Hairology, you can take a look at it here. To celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Hairology most of the participating designers have a FREE gift available, no group required.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Mithral * Oats – FREE Gift @Hairology

Skin – Essences – Petra (Catwa)

Head – CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento

Necklaces – CHAIN – Shanna Necklace Set – FREE Group Gift/ Group is 50L to Join

DressCHAIN – Kim Dress – FREE Group Gift/ Group is 50L to Join

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Angaanga ::

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by FOXCITY

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It’s Called Hairology, Chantal

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Chantal

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I’m so glad you’re here, I have a lot to share with you! So rather than ease into the post, I’ll just get right to the good stuff starting with this absolutely beautiful group gift skin from 7 Deadly Skins. I love the look of this face on the Catwa Sofia head. Her name is Chantal and she’s the November group gift at 7 Deadly Skins. The beauty marks really make the skin for me. This generous gift includes Omega body/head appliers in each of the 7 skin tones. There is also a male skin group gift available. The 7 Deadly Skins group is 225 linden to join at this time, and there are monthly group gifts.
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Hairology 2nd Anniversary Gifts

Yep, it’s anniversary time for Hairology, which of course means FREE hair. It’s hard to believe that Hairology is already 2 years old. I can still clearly recall when it was still being planned and put together. In celebration most of the Hairology participating designers have put out some pretty awesome FREE gifts. I know I picked up one from just about every booth and it’s quite possible I missed one or two. Rather than show each and every one, I decided to pick out four personal favorites. These gifts are completely FREE, no group needed, just click the Anniversary cake at each booth and pay zero linden.

  • First, the Pink Hustler gift at Hairology is the cute little knit choker Pru is wearing in each of the photos. This FREE gift comes with a color change hud allows you to change the color of the knit part of the collar, the laces, and the metal bits. Most of the colors are in the realm of pastel, but there are some bold colors as well.
  • Next, the hair pictured in the left photo is the FREE Hairology gift from RunAway. This gorgeous long hairstyle comes with a color hud that includes 9 edgy dip dyed/fade hair color options. There are 3 hair sizes for this style as well, fitted, boobs, and regular.
  • The hairstyle pictured in the top photo and the center of the second photo is the Hairology gift from Analog Dog. I love these extra long wavy braids. With this FREE gift you’ll get the Rampion hair style with 8 color huds. Each hud has several color options. Also included is a set of classic system layer hair bases, and an optional flexi add-on for the wavy ends of the braids.
  • Finally, the hair shown on the right in the above photo is the FREE gift at Hairology from Damselfly. Another long wavy style, this one is more tousled and full. This pretty hairstyle comes with a “Mixed and Faded” color hud that includes 40 (yes 40!) color options, most of which are a variation of blond, brunette, black, or red. The hair also comes in 2 sizes.

Glitter

Lastly, the cute little bodysuit Pru has on is a FREE gift from Glitter exclusively for Fabulously Free in SL group members. This kitty faced pink bodysuit with an applier hud, and classic system layers. As always the Fabulously Free in SL group is FREE to join. All you need to do to get your copy of this cute FREE gift is head over to Glitter, make sure to wear your Fab Free group tag, and click the gift vendor.

Appliers Included: Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, Slink, eBody

Here are the details, enjoy!

Head –  CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento
Hairstyles

  • RunAway – [RA] Sophie Hair – Recolored – FREE Gift @Hairology
  • Analog Dog – AD – Rampion – FREE Gift @Hairology
  • *~*Damselfly*~*Lena Rigged Mesh – FREE Gift @Hairology

Hair Base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10 for CATWA
Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – CHANTAL – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join
Choker – Pink Hustler – *PH* knit choker – FREE Gift @Hairology
Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo
Bodysuit – GLITTER – KITTEN body suit with Appliers Pink – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join
Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Poses by Signature Poses

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Nautically Inclined

Nautically Inclined

Ships Ahoy! Look out for land! I admit in real life I never learned to swim, but that never kept me off the boats. I’ve always had a love for boats and everything nautical! I love to fish, rather it be small ponds or deep sea fishing. And you’ll never catch me passing up a boat ride. So this outfit I ran across today, had me really smiling!

Ready to sail.

I’m ready for sailing weather, or even to sit dockside, in my new Sailing Day Outfit by Tam. It only cost me 1L and a little hunting time as part of the June Effects Hunt. I went to the Tam main-store and hunted down the little life preserver and the shorts and top were mine!

It comes in a variety of sizes including:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS- XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Worth mentioning!

It’s over the 75L limit, but I know you’ll forgive me when you see the deal that I got on my hair! I stopped by the Hairology event which began on June 10th and visited the EMO-tion’s booth. Hair at this booth is 50% off, and I picked up my new Claudia hairstyle for just 122L per pack. It was such a good deal that I wanted to share it with you, even if it was over the usual limit, in case you are a hair fanatic like moi!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – EMO-tions – Claudia (Featured at Hairology, 50%! Only 122L per pack as of this posting!)
Outfit – Tam – Women’s Sailing Day Outfit (1L for the June Effects Hunt)
Shoes – Roped Passion’s – Nanauli Sandals Hudded

Sim Location – TUFF

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This Way to the Beach Life

This Way to the Beach
Hello Fabulous Readers!  Soon……oh so soon….Ripley and I will be on break for the summer.  In my new free Spring Romper from RIR Life, I am sure to enjoy our days of freedom in style.  Featuring a delicate floral pattern and white ruffled trim, this playful sleeveless outfit is perfect for a casual day of fun.  The top and bottom can be paired together as I have done here, or worn separately to mix and match with other pieces of clothing.   I really like the style of the waistline and the combination of  print and solid textures in the top.  The RIR Life group has a 10L join fee, but this May gift is well worth the investment.

Mesh Body Compatibility

  • Freya
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venus

~Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  TKW Haase (available at Hairology)

Outfit:   RIR Life Spring Romper (free gift for RIR Life Group 0L/10L join fee)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Tuty Mocap Animations

Sim:  The GSpot Music Venues
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Butterfly Kisses

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I returned to Hobbiton this week, and I had the magical experience of having a butterfly alight on my outstretched hand as I stood in a garden of wildflowers.  If you haven’t traveled to this lovely sim, it’s well worth the trip!  Modeled after the Tolkien tales, and filled with whimsical references to scenery from the novels, Thunder Dragon Island offers optional, light-hearted role play, a peaceful setting, and spots for couples scattered throughout its landscape.

A Jeans and Tee Kind of Girl

Since I knew we would be exploring the wonders of nature, I opted for a casual spring look for our journey to the land of Bilbo Baggins.  I assembled my outfit from free group gifts available at My Style, and it was perfect for the mild spring weather we encountered.  The strappy, cream colored Kelly top  kept my shoulders free to feel the dappled sunshine.  I particularly enjoyed the loose-fitting satiny texture of the fabric.  My well-worn capris continued the carefree theme.  Complete with rolled cuffs, a buff colored belt, and a realistic, faded texture that echoed the milky hue of my tank, these pants are sure to become a spring wardrobe staple for me.  Both items of clothing are available completely for free as group gifts at the My Style store.  Simply swap over to the Avangardista tag for the Kelly tank and the My Style tag to scoop up the trousers.  If you’re currently not a member of either group, don’t let that stop you, as both groups have 0L join fees!

Included With the Kelly Top:

  • Fitmesh for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Included With the RAF Jeans:

  • Fitmesh for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique and Slink
  • Fitmesh for classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

Time for a Game of Fetch

My peaceful encounter with my new butterfly friend did not last long, as it was soon disturbed by a canine pal dropping a branch on my toes (ouch, Ripley!).  As the beautiful winged creature fluttered away, Rip gave a joyful woof and nudged the stick, just in case I hadn’t noticed its crash landing.  Guess I’d better indulge in his favorite past time in order to save my pedicure.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley (stop typing and play, Mom!)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Had:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  No Match_ Hair Store No_Charme available at Hairology

Necklace:  Cae Whimsy Necklace Champagne (in store 75L Gacha prize)

Top:  My Style Kelly top (free gift for Avangardista Group 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  My Style Jeans RAF (free gift for *My Style* Group 0L/0L to join)

Flip Flops:  Illi’s Slink Meriel Flip Flop (99L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Luane’s World

Sim:  Hobbiton Sim

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No Ride

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Hello there FabFree Readers! With my current RL temperature at -26c (yes… in March), and the snow continuing to fall, I was in search of some Second Life sunshine therapy.  My ride was in the shop…  and I can’t seem to find his keys anywhere, so it seems I will be hanging around home today which is just fine with me.  I have had enough adventure for one week.

Hey There Lisa

I thought I’d stop by here and tell you about the super cute sundress that Sevyn East has recently rezzed out as a group gift set to the Fabulously Free in SL inworld group (which is always free to join!).  The Lisa Denim Dress appears to look like a skirt and a top, but actually it is one piece so you’ll be dressed in just one click! Included with the dress is a texture change HUD that allows for a few different denim/white/solid/print options to mix and match.  You’ll be able to wear this dress, and wear it again differently each time!

Sizes Available:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

If you’d like to see more of the awesome Fabulously Free in SL group gifts that you can pick up, visit our Group Gift Listing!

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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 – Damselfly Tara (featured @ Hairology)
Glasses – Exile London
Dress – Sevyn East Lisa Denim Dress (Free Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Empire Tritonia
Pose – Tifa Poses Try Me
Sim – Honeycomb

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I Sing the Body Electric

I Sing the Body Electric

Gaps in the wardrobe.

Gaps? But Sheidey what are you talking about? Some Second Life inventories are possibly related to literal black holes! In all seriousness, though I took a good long look at the theoretical mass (and mess!) that is my inventory and realized that I didn’t have very many options when it came to pants. Needing a quick fix and seeing as throwing away my dresses and skirts were out of the question, I decided to hit some sales. In my previous post {HERE} I mentioned a store called Wertina and not only do they sell some great shoes, but they also have a good variety of clothing items in stock as well. Pictured is the Biker pants in black that are simply a study in fitted leather and look great at any angle. The leather studs that go down on either side of the pants are a great feature just like the distressed leather detailing around the knees. The Biker pants come in five standard mesh sizes (XS-L) with an alpha layer included and cost just 15L because of the closing down sale that Wertina is holding. Pop down to the store to browse! With everything marked down to 5L-35L, you might just find something to fill up the gaps in your wardrobe too.  The closing sale at Wertina ends on the 31st of December.

More metallic goodness!

Now that I have a perfect pair of pants, I was determined to find some fitting footwear for it. Luckily enough Enertia is offering up the Kehlani heels as a free group gift and the metallic sheen to the straps and body of these shoes was exactly what I was looking for. Personally, I feel that the edgy style of these heels paired off nicely with the outfit, but if metallics aren’t your cup of tea there’s also a Hud included in the gift package with five other color options. What’s more, you’ll be getting sizing for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet as well. Add the Kehalni heels into your shoe collection today by joining the Toxxic Designs Studios group for free.

It’s a hair affair!

Hairology has been a hot topic here with the ladies of FabFree and rightly so as the 1st Anniversary of the event is filled with awesome goodies from top quality designers. I found the final touch to my outfit there in the form of a dollarbie hair gift from Vanity Hair. Buns have such a bad rep for being uptight but this beautifully textured updo is simply elegant. Natural colors isn’t something that I’d usually go for when hairstyles are concerned but this gift and it’s Hud that contains four rich tones to choose from certainly inspired me to give the ‘naturals’ a chance. While there is no alpha layer provided, there’s a nifty resizer in the hud which makes fitting hassle free and the hairdo itself has copy permissions enabled so that you can make duplicates for backup. This round of Hairology closes at the end of the month so don’t miss out!

For more coverage on the gifts at Hairology check out these posts:

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 In plain sight.

While slapping the Midnight Mania boards at WoW Skins the other day I ran into (literally, thanks lag) this free gift in the games room. This very generous gift contains the classic Soraya skin in the tan tone with both cleavage/no cleavage options as well as appliers for Phat Azz, Slink Hands and Feet, Ghetto Booty and Lolas Tango. You’ll also receive a brow base and shape but my favorite aspect of this skin aside from the fact that it’s totally free are the two freckles tattoo layer that comes included in the package as well. My very first skin in SL was freckled as well so it was good to come back to the look after a while away.

Speaking of going back to old looks, I’ve gone back to blue-grey eyes as well after experimenting with different colored peepers. The aptly named Athena eyes are a free gift from Mesange and not only will you be receiving system eyes but mesh ones as well with Genesis and Omega Huds. I feel wiser already for snapping up this gift and maybe I’ll be sticking to this pair for a while.

And that’s a wrap. I’d like to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it. Have fun out there dear readers. Till next time!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- WoW Skins Soraya (0L/No group required)
Hair – Vanity Hair Hairology Anniversary Dollarby (1L @ Hairology)
Eyes – Mesange Athena (0L/No group required)
Tattoo – Carol G Hennah (Past Group Gift)
Top –sYs Cozy Scarf
Pants – Wertina Biker Pants (15L/Wertina Closing Sale)
Shoes – Enertia Kehlani Heels (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Feet –Slink High

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private location

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