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Christmas Lights All Over Town

The Lights Have a Mind of Their Own

The pupster and I picked up a couple of more hunt items that really got me into the holiday spirit.  I was even motivated to dig out the box of Christmas lights and start decorating.  Notice I said “start.”  Those string lights must have spent all summer knotting themselves up inside their storage container.  Last year, when I put them away, they were neatly coiled.  I don’t know what happened… all I can say is those things have a mind of their own.  It took quite awhile to get the whole mess untangled.  Well, at least I had my wrap top and ribbon choker to keep me looking beautiful in the midst of the snarled jumble.

The Colors of the Season

I just love the bright contrast between red and green in my new Rhea Wrap Top that I picked up over at [QE] Designs.  This fabulous prize from The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt set me back just 1 Linden dollar, plus a bit of searching time.  I’m all about hunting down delicious gingerbread cookies (yum!), and when I can scoop up budget friendly goodies as well as cookies, you can count me in!  Featuring long sleeves, a cropped hemline and a curve-hugging wrapped design, this little number is full of holiday cheer.  The package also includes a texture change HUD, which enables you to select a cotton or knit fabric as well as to customize the color on each half of the shirt.  You can have one side red and the other green as I have done, or you can have a solid green or solid red color scheme.  It’s great to have options!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine
  • Venus

Jingle Belles

My Jingle Belle necklace from Cog and Fleur offered the chipper tinkling of a trio of jingle bells as I struggled to unravel the stubborn string of lights.  The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt gift also included a coordinating pair of earrings that I opted not to wear for my photo.  This bauble set will provide the ideal finishing touch for your outfits throughout the holiday season.  To add this jewelry set to your collection, all you have to do is teleport to the shop, locate the cookie concealed inside, and pay one Linden dollar.

Now that I’ve finally unscrambled the unruly lights, I’d better finish what I started and get to work hanging them up.  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Exile Snow Fall
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Choker:  Cog and Fleur Jingle Belle Necklace (prize in The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Top:  [QE] Designs Rhea Wrap Top (prize in The Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Pants:  Just Because Chrissy Pants
Boots:  KC Couture Yeti Winter Boots (50L on The Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Po^Z Mood is Light! (includes string of lights)
Sim:  Starlight Shores

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Get Ready for Cookies and Cocoa

The Song the Heart Sings

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I decided to check out the Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt this week.  One thing I love about this hunt is if you have time to invest in searching around for the hunt object, which is a gingerbread man, you can pick up some fabulous prizes for just one little Linden dollar each.  If you are in a hurry, or if you just can’t locate the elusive cookie, you have the option to pay 25 Linden dollars and scoop up the prize.

Just Waiting for a Waltz to Begin

I guess I must have attending holiday parties on my mind, because our first discovery while hunting is this lovely formal frock from Georg Bellic Design.  The Belle Gown hugs your curves, but has a wide, sweeping hemline to make it easy to glide gracefully across the dance floor.  Its sleeveless design shows off your slender arms and its open back contrasts beautifully with the full coverage on the front.  Elegant silvery feathers scattered across the background fabric provide a glimmering accent.  The prize package includes styles for popular mesh body avatars as well as versions for classic avatars, so there is something for everyone.  A coordinating men’s outfit is also tucked inside the package.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

We’re off to do some more exploring, and will return soon with another Fabulous Find.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Hair:  Truth Hair Caralisa
Dress:  Georg Bellic Design Belle Gown (prize in the Gingerbread Men and Hot Cocoa Hunt – 1L)
Heels:  KC Couture Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  L2 Studio and LHOOQ Gallery

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Dance With Me?

Dance With Me

Hello Fabulouses!  Stan and I teamed up to do some hunting along the Candy Cane 10 Hunt trail and found a really cute matchy-matchy prize over at MishMash Fusion.  We just had to celebrate by teleporting off to the Let it Snow sim for a romantic dance.  I really love the red candy cane stripes on both my dress and Stan’s vest.  They are just so bright and cheerful!  If you are looking for a coordinated outfit to wear with your significant other to a holiday party, this might be just up your alley!

On Her:  The Sweetest Frock

My Rocketpop Dress offers a full skirt for elegant swirls on the dance floor as well as halter style neck straps that are reminiscent of holiday ribbons.  Cherry colored buttons, a red sash around the waist and a red and white hemline complete the look.  The package includes versions for mesh avatars as well as sizes for classic avatars, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you.  Since all you need to invest to pick up this party frock is a bit of time searching and two little Linden dollars, you’ll look like you spent a bundle, but will have plenty left in the coffers for all your holiday shopping.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody Classic and Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

On Him:  A Dapper Suit

Stan’s Etienne Suit features a red shirt, white tie, striped vest and an elegant white color scheme.  The touches of crimson provide the perfect coordination with the Rocketpop dress without looking too overdone.  All the pieces are worn at once, so there is no fussing around trying to get the different elements to fit together.  With one click, you’ll be ready to sweep her off her feet.  Just like Kat’s prize, the package includes versions for Classic as well as a variety of mesh body styles, all for just two Linden dollars (and a bit of searching time).

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

We’re off to see what else we can discover as we continue down the hunt path.  The event lasts until December 25th and features stops at a variety of stores.  The pupster is hoping maybe there will be a box of Ripley snacks hidden somewhere along the way.  Luckily, I have a freshly baked batch waiting at home.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat, Ripley and Stan

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Magika Take Flight
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor
Choker:  Pastoral The Candy Cane Choker (20L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  MishMash Fusion Rocketpop Dress (prize in the Candy Cane Hunt – 2L)
Heels:  KC Couture Eclatant (75L on the Marketplace)
Pose:  .click. Poses and Props
Sim:  Let it Snow!

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Outfit:  MishMash Fusion Etienne Suit (prize in the Candy Cane Hunt – 2L)
Shoes:  Lapointe Bastchild Edge Oxford Dress Shoes
Pose:  .click. Poses and Props

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And Just Like That The Season Changed

Pretty in Plaid
Hello Fabulouses, and happy Sunday evening!  After a long holiday weekend filled with family events, Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post to share this lovely fringed mini dress with you.  It’s a free gift for members of the Evil Bunny Hunts Group and is available at the Black Friday Bazaar.  There’s a catch though – the bazaar runs only for two more days, so if you fancy this dress for yourself, I’d suggest heading over to the event soon.

Pretty in Plaid

I came across the Holiday Fringe Dress, my favorite discovery of the event, at the Changing Seasons booth.  This curve hugging frock features slender shoulder straps and a fun black fringe which decorates the neckline.  I really like the deep navy background and how it is criss-crossed with black and pale blue stripes in a diamond pattern.  This little number is dressy enough for a date night, depending on how you accessorize, but also suitable for casual day wear as well.  Best of all, it is completely free!  All you need to do to pick up a copy for yourself is head on over to the Black Friday Bazaar, activate the Evil Bunny Hunts group tag (don’t worry – it’s free to join) and tap the vendor.  The gift package includes versions for a variety of mesh body avatars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

I’m off to finish tackling the dreaded Laundry Mountain.  I don’t know if you have the same problem in your world, but it seems like I turn my back for just a moment and poof! the thing just grows and grows.  Wish me luck, I’m going in!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Truth Hair Oksana
Jewelry:  Cae Original Mesh Jewelry Chelsea Necklace and Earrings
Dress:  Changed Seasons Holiday Fringe Dress (free gift for members of the Evil Bunny Hunts Group at the Black Friday Bazaar – 0L/0L to join)
Boots:  KC Couture Xena Boots
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Lyrium
Sim:  Sweet Tooth

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Sweet Skater Girl

Sweet Skater

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Since Ripley and I were enjoying the first snowfall in our last post, I decided to slip on some ice skates and glide across the frozen pond while I had the chance.  Ripley absolutely refused to step foot onto the slippery surface, and watched safely from the shore.  I put together my outfit for just 1 Linden dollar by combining a hunt prize and a free group gift, and I’m excited to tell you about it!

A Serendipitous Discovery

While I was at the Grumble store searching for the Snowflake sweater in the Long Winter’s Nap Hunt, I stumbled across a neatly folded shirt, which is the hunt object for the Hoarders of Second Life Hunt.  It was just 1 Linden dollar, so I scooped it up, and decided to take it home to open later.  I am so glad I picked it up on a whim, because the sweet Word Dress was tucked inside.  Featuring a thick knit, loose turtleneck collar, and open shoulders, this form-fitting frock could be worn solo for a cute indoor mini, but since I was outside, I opted to slip on some cozy leggings (more on those later).  Just in case Jolly Old Saint Nick is watching, I like how the word “Sweet” is emblazoned just below the collar.  Hey, it never hurts to remind Santa how nice I am!  😉 The smoky charcoal gray hue is subtle and would coordinate with a variety of colors.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

Gotta Keep Warm!

Over at [west end] Apparel, I picked up a fat pack of cozy stockings designed specifically for the Maitreya mesh body.  This free gift for members of the [west end] VIP group contains a HUD which allows you to select from 36 texture options, which range from solids to stripes.  There are so many times in the winter season that I want to wear a dress, but also need to keep my legs toasty warm, so I know for sure these stockings will come in handy!  To add this gift to your wardrobe, you need to be a member of the group, which does have a 299L join fee, but you will have access to monthly group gifts, a 50% discount for items that were past group gifts, as well as access to special sales for VIP members only.

‘Tis the Season for Gratitude

I’m off to bake a pumpkin pie for the big day tomorrow.  It will be Thanksgiving here in the US.  I have so many reasons to be thankful this holiday season, including my pal Ripley, my RL family, the Fab Free blogging team, close friends, and of course our Fabulous Readers.  Just in case I don’t get the chance to post again before the holiday, I wanted to let you know how grateful I am for YOU, dear readers.  Thank you for taking the time to read my posts, leave comments and likes.  I feel so blessed to have this opportunity!  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Charm Eyes in Poltergeist
Hair:  Magika Hair Take Flight
Sweater:  Grumble Word Dress SWEET (hunt prize in the Hoarders of Second Life Hunt – 1L)
Tights:  [west end] Apparel Cozy Stockings Maitreya Fatpack (free gift for members of the [west end] VIP Group – 0L/299L to join)
Skates:  KC Couture Alissa Leg Skates and Warmers
Pose:  Verocity Ice Skate Pose Set (25L on the Marketplace)
Sim:  The Wispering Cliff

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Hey You With the Red Dress On

Red Dress

Well, hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are still checking out the trail of The Red Hunt.  As you can see, we found another gorgeous crimson item over at AlaFolie that I’m excited to share with you.  I couldn’t help humming this song as I tried my new dress on.  It just seemed to fit the occasion.

She Wants to Make a Night to Remember

Featuring a bright, cheerful cherry colored fabric with a sprinkling of flowers and petals, this fun little dress is sure to draw eyes your way.  The green centers of the blossoms really pop against the red background.  I love the asymmetrical hemline, which is longer in the back and a flirty length in front.  Thankfully, the designer tucked a pair of coordinating panties in the box, which come in handy because of the shorter length.  The skirt is fairly full as it falls gently from the high empire waistline.  Short sleeves and a scooped neckline complete the look.  To add this frock to your inventory, all you need to do is locate the diabetes awareness ribbon concealed somewhere in the shop, then pay 10 Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Original
  • Slink Original Petite
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

We’re off to finish our afternoon walk before we lose the sunshine.  I love the cooler temperatures of fall, but the shorter days are a bummer, don’t you think?  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria
Hair:  Truth Hair Daphne
Dress:  AlaFolie Manon en Rouge (prize in The Red Hunt – 10L)
Heels:  KC Couture Zaira Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Habitat Springs
Song:  Red Dress by Magic!

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Beautiful Blue

I'm So Blue

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I are popping in with a quick post today to share an elegant outfit that you can pick up for free, just for being a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group.  It looks like a one piece dress, but it’s actually a separate skirt and top, so it has the added plus of being able to mix and match with other wardrobe components.

Blue is Definitely Your Color

Featuring a subtle geometric print atop a royal blue background, the Yira outfit hugs all your curves.  With the arrival of September, cooler temperatures are not far off, so having three quarter sleeves and a maxi skirt length will come in handy, for sure.  I really like the subtle sheen of the fabric and the way the skirt widens below the knee so it is easy to move about freely.  Although Yira offers plenty of coverage, she also provides a sexy peek at your tummy with her cropped top.  The package includes fits for a variety of mesh bodies.  The best part?  You can scoop up this lovely blue concoction completely for free.  Simply don your Fab Free group tag, teleport to the Artizana shop, and pay the vendor 1 Linden (which is immediately refunded).  Easy peasy!

It’s a three day weekend, here in the US, and I’m really looking forward to having some extra time to explore SL and seek out some new, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds to share with our favorite readers.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes (75L in store gacha)
Hair:  Argrace Karin
Top:  Artizana Yira (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Skirt:  Artizana Yira (free gift for members of Fabulously Free in SL – 0L/0L to join)
Heels:  KC Couture Gabriella Heels
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Itty Bitty Boop
Sim:  Ravenworld, Merlin

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Sleeping to dream about you

Sleeping to dream about you

No, this isn’t a fall post. It’s still summer. It will be summer forever in SL. Forever! …But I guess this is kind of a fall post. I can’t help it, when designers make such lovely autumn themed things! I’ve got lots of great things to tell you about today, including a super cute group gift and some items from the cart sale!

No shoes!

I love cute little foot accessories like this. That way I can kind of sort of appear fully dressed, but still not be wearing shoes! Win-win. Also, they’re so pretty! I got the foot jewels that I’m wearing here as a free group gift from KC Couture. They come rigged for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink and with a HUD so they can be customized. There are LOTS of color options for the cords and tassels and then a handful of metallic tones for the chain. The KC group is only 25L to join and there is a wall in the store with a bunch of group gifts that are all really nice. I really should wear them more often, if only I could be bothered to wear shoes…

Short Dress

How could this possibly be a fall post if I’m not wearing shoes or any article of clothing past my thighs? My fabulous sweater dress is by JellyRoll and I got it for 10L from the cart sale at The Wash. There are 8 autumn hues to choose from and each is 10L. It comes sized for:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Mara
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus
  • 5 classic sizes, XXS-L

Okay fine, the bench is definitely fall…

I’m not much of a decor blogger so I’m not sure how much justice I’ve done this bench, but it’s really cute! It is another find at The Wash, this time from Tylar’s Treasures, and priced at just 10L for the cart sale. The pose that I’m using did not come with it, the only poses included are couples poses and since it’s just me I obviously couldn’t use those. There are brightly colored autumn leaves scattered about on the ground in front of it and on the sides and I just love the arbor across the top.

Great stuff, right? Totally worth embracing fall. ❤

Allison is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Catwa Magy
Skin Applier: Deetalez Snjezana
Eyes: Avi-Glam Reverie Eyes
Eyelashes Applier: Arte My Lashes
Hair: Mithral Barley
Rings and Bracelets: AvaWay Love Bracelets & Rings
Dress: JellyRoll Hello Fall Sweater Dress (10L at The Wash cart sale)
Foot wraps: KC Sira Feet Jewels (0L / free group gifts / 25L to join)

Pose: LW Poses
Bench: Tylar’s Treasures Arbor Bench Cuddles Mini (10L at The Wash cart sale)
Location: Alethia Island


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Color Me Beautiful

Color Me Beautiful

Happy Tuesday FabFree!

I hope everyone’s week as set off to a great start! I have had quite a busy morning today, but while browsing our FabFree group gifts I saw this cute and festive romper and couldn’t resist the urge. I was born and raised in Cali, and my inner Cali girl, or as I call it, my “inner hippie” loved the colors and ran for the hills with it. Snickers. The Mandala Romper by The Beautiful Ones, is an beautiful freebie for our members here at FabFree! The colors in the design on the top half of the romper are so bright and fun and the teal used on the bottom half and through out the outfit was eye-catching and drew me to this piece! You can see some previous coverage done on this creator by Love Trill, [here].

Don’t forget to wear those FabFree group tags, when heading over to The Beautiful Ones to grab this free group gift! If you aren’t a member the Fabulously Free in SL in-world group is free to join!

The Beautiful Ones- Mandala Romper Sizes:

  • Standard Mesh XS-XL with Alpha Layers
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • TMP
  • Slink- Hourglass & Physique

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Nevi is Wearing:

Hair: Wasabi Pills– Deanna
Head: Catwa– Tala Bento
Eyes: Euphoric– Clara Eyes Applier [Catwa]
Eye Brows: L’Etre– Fierce Eyebrows
Make-Up: Veechi– Moonlit Princess Shadow & Berry Lip Tint
Nails: alme– For Rose- Mint
Skins: L’Etre– Monica Skin [Buttermilk Tone] & L’Etre– Maitreya [Buttermilk Tone]
Body: Maitreya– Lara (Bento Hands and Feet included)
Shoes: KC Couture– Caty Wedges

Outfit: The Beautiful Ones– Mandala Romper ($0L/FabFree Group Gift/Free to Join)

Sim: Luanes World
Pose: Paper Rabbit– Poses 49-55 Series

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A Sprinkling of Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Hello Fabulous Readers!  While checking out the Dumpster Diving Hunt with Ripley, I picked up a really cute mini dress perfect for a date night, and happened to notice there was a male prize in the shop as well.  So, I woke Stan up from his early evening nap, and led him over to Mishmash Fusion.  It’s hard to believe we found such classy clothes dumpster diving, isn’t it?

Hers

I am modeling the strappy Starseed Mini Dress in the color Star Dust.  This little number will hug your curves, but has a skirt with enough fullness to make moving around a snap.  There is a “v” shaped notch in the hemline which adds visual interest.  I really, really like the spattering of golden glitter on the outside edges of the frock!  In the back, the top of the dress sits just below your shoulder blades.  Best of all, items in the Dumpster Diving Hunt are completely free, so all it cost was a bit of time searching around.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • eBody
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

His

Stan is sporting the coordinating Etienne Suit (also free from Mishmash Fusion).  It features a black jacket, a button down shirt complete with a black tie, creased trousers, and a stardust sprinkled vest, which complements my dress beautifully.  The outfit is an all-in-one, so you can’t wear the individual components separately, but I think Stan looks quite dashing!  Versions for classic avatars as well as popular mesh bodies are tucked inside the package, so there’s something for everyone in here.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

We are off to see what else we can uncover in the Dumpster Diving Hunt.  Since it runs until August 31st, we still have plenty of time.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Stan)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Dress:  Mishmash Fusion Starseed Mini Dress (free prize in the Dumpster Diving Hunt – 0L)
Heels:  KC Couture Davina Heels
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Suit:  Mishmash Fusion Etienne Suit (free prize in the Dumpter Diving Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Gabriel Male Dress Shoes
Pose:  KZ Poses
Sim:  Breathe

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