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It’s All Love

It's All Love
I am entirely aware that Valentine’s Day has passed, but that doesn’t mean you have to toss out everything that has a heart on it.  I’m a proponent of love 24/7, so I’ll be donning the hearts til I’m well and ready to stop.  (I’m sure one of my fits of moody darkness with come upon me at some point!).  Let’s dive in to all the goodies that appeared over V-Day that we haven’t gotten to show you yet!

Soft Wool

There’s a new group gift over at Tetra!  Whenever one appears I get kind of excited since they’re so cute and well made.  To get this pretty sweater (it comes with an HUD to change to 4 other other textures too), join the group for 50L, and click on the vendor.  If you’re feeling a bit lazy (isn’t it weird that we get tired from TPing?  Is that just me? ) you can also join the group from afar and check in group notices to grab it, which is always a nice option.  This gift is out for a limited time, and will be gone on Feb. 28th!

To join the Tetra group, copy and paste this code into your local chat: secondlife:///app/group/68562c63-12e8-ca68-c790-21db8d07fd1c/about

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Petite

Only Cats!

The little heart keychain I’ve got hooked around my finger made me LOL when I saw it.  It’s a new gift over at Boutique 187 and is completely free.  There are several amusing sayings to choose from on the heart, and I’m sure you’ll find one that tickles your fancy.  There are a few other completely free gifts there in the free gift section, so grab them too!

Lots of Love from me!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Sweater – Tetra Soft Wool Knit Sweater (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Jeans – Blueberry Serena
Rings- Kibitz So Loving Rings
Heart Accessory – Boutique 187 Anti-Valentine’s Day Heart (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Alaskametro BWR Eyeshadow (Previously Blogged HERE)
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair –  Lamb Cosmic
Pose – Foxcity Lipstick Lounge


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In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Let me tell you guys a thing about February from a blogging perspective.  December is complete and utter madness in FabFree land.  You’ve got long lists of things you want to show, there are a million places to stop off to pick things up, and you’re usually trying to dig out from the massive pile of boxes landing in your objects folder.  Then comes January.  Land of desolation.  People are all tired and pretty much done with the whole freebie thing…. and then….on the horizon…February!  Ripe with it’s heart-covered goodies, happy events and magical awesomeness.  I love you, Feb!

I Life You

Vinyl has a new group gift!  I love it when that happens!  This cute top is in two parts, so you can wear the top t-shirt on it’s own for a bit of a cheeky lifted shirt look, or add the little cami underneath for more coverage (you can’t really wear the cami on it’s own, fair warning!)  It comes with a really extensive HUD, and there are two different sayings on the shirt to choose from.  It’s Valentines without being too in your face about it!  Join the group for free, and you’ll get this fun top as well as alllllll the other free gifts on the wall too.

Sizes

  • Alice
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Petite
  • Physique

Hearts to you all!

xox
Aline

Clothes

Shirt – Vinyl Crumbles Tee (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – Seniha Elnora Jeans (Available at Uber)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair –  Lamb Twin
Backdrop – Minimal Futuristic Backdrop


Cool Girl Style

Cool Girl Style
There’s nothing quite as cool as a patterned, oversized blazer.  I think you kind of have to be a “patterned oversized blazer” type of person to make it work, and today I have become that person.  I feel powerful, cool, and even like I can take on whatever in this look.  Do you feel like you need an injection of cool-girl style?  I’ve got just the item for you!

Kustom Made

You guys know me and Amitomo.  If they’re making it, then I’m totally into it.  It’s my absolute fave thing to play their gachas, because they are always so pretty and well made, and whenever you play, it’s a given that you’ll end up with a full outfit.  I headed over to Kustom9, and played only once (I do it for FabFree science, I promise) and ended up with this sweet outfit!  At just 69L per pull, you really can’t say no to a full outfit (sized for Maitreya).  It also came with an HUD to change the shorts and top colour, so you’re really ending up with several looks in one.  If you’re feeling particularly lucky, try playing a few more times for the Rare hair.  I didn’t get it, but you just might!

Good luck, cool girls!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Outfit – Amitomo Come With Me (69L per pull at Kustom9)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Alaskametro Bali
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair –  Lamb Sunshine
Backdrop – Paleto Decatur St


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No Goodbyes

No Goodbyes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

It’s been a little over 7 years since I started blogging for Fab Free. Love Trill took a chance on an eager-to-learn wanna-be fashionista with no blogging experience and limited photography skills. I’m forever grateful she did. Not only did I learn new things, best of all it’s through this blog, Fabulously Free in SL, that I’ve made some of my most cherished personal connections. The kind that I hope against hope will last a lifetime. I’m lookin’ at you, my fellow bloggers, past and present. In a round about way, it’s even through blogging for Fab Free that I found a kind of love that I had not even imagined.

Needless to say, the last 7 years have meant a lot to me, more than heartfelt words, or poignant quotes could ever express. I want to say thank you also to those of you who read the blog regularly, and have taken a moment over the years to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes in to a blog like Fab Free. After more than 15,000 blog posts, I feel it’s time for me to say farewell to blogging for Fabulously Free in SL and take time for new adventures. Thank you for everything, from the bottom of my heart.

No Goodbyes

For this, my last post, I do of course have some freebies and fabulous finds to share with you. I picked up the group gifts at the latest round of Cosmopolitan. There are two gifts this time, an upper body tattoo by AuricA, and a set of stunning eyes by Arte. I also of course picked up the Happy Weekend Sale item by Muniick again this week. Seriously, I just could not resist!

AuricA

This upper body tattoo by AuricA is free with your Cosmo Sales group tag. The group is free to join, and the gift is waiting on a signboard just inside the Cosmo event entrance. The tattoo comes in a single applier hud, that has appliers for Slink, Belleza, Maitreya, TMP, and Omega compatible bodies.

Arte 

I think these eyes by Arte are really beautiful. They have an ethereal look to them in my opinion. They also happen to be a free group gift at the Cosmo event. Again the event group is free to join, I’ll link it down below. These free eyes come in 8 colors that range from natural looking to otherworldly. They are also in several appliers, a set of mesh eyes, and BOM layers so anyone can wear them. Also, there are small, medium, and large options for each eye-color.

Included: Catwa Applier, Omega Applier, Bakes on Mesh Layers, Mesh Eyes + Alpha Layer

Cosmo Event Group – secondlife:///app/group/7382cf06-a663-d569-9683-5c3f0edd968f/about

Muniick

Alright, I might have an issue with collecting furniture as of late. I’m not at all mad about it though! This weekend (today is the last day!) Muniick has their French Revival Armchair and Ottoman set for 60 linden as part of the Happy Weekend Sale. This set is copy, so you can set out multiples. There are also color change options, and so many poses I couldn’t give you an accurate count. No group is required to get the discount price.

Happy Weekend - 60L!

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Lorelei
  • Head/Lipstick – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Eyes – Arte – Doll Eyes – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Dermal Piercing – PUNCH – Dermal Piercing – Heart
  • Tattoo – AuricA – Sabah Tattoo – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Alaskametro – Classic Solids Nail Pack
  • Top – Alaskametro – Minimal Camisole
  • Jeans – Bumblebee – Cecilia Rolled Jeans
  • Furniture – Muniick – French Revival Armchair & Ottoman Set  – 60L This Weekend Only for Happy Weekend
  • Cat – JIAN – Forest Cat
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at a private location.

 


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Get Your Halo Dirty

Dirty Halo

Hello there Fab Free’rs! I’m so ready for the weekend, and I’m feeling sweet and sinister in this pastel look. I hope you have fun with these pretty playful group gifts from Dappa and Safira I have to share with you. Let’s get to it!

Dappa

Watercolor style tattoos always look so delicate and lovely to me. I even like the pastel blues and purples of this free group gift tattoo from Dappa. The tattoo comes in BOM layers and appliers (with a fresh and a faded option) for most mesh bodies. Also, the Dappa group is free to join.

Appliers/Layers Included: Maitreya Applier, Legacy Applier, Belleza Applier, Slink Applier, Signature Applier, BOM Layers

Safira

If you ask me it doesn’t need to be October for you to wear skeletons, or in this case skeleton hands! This cute bodysuit is the latest group gift at Safira. I really like that this bodysuit has a version meant to be worn with pants, and one meant to be worn by itself. This free group gift also has a color change hud with quite a few solid color choices, and some metal options for the little heart-shaped buttons. The Safira group has a join fee of 50 linden, and there is an entire wall of group gifts available.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis), MeshBody Legacy

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Cosmic
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Horns – Spookshow – Dermal Horns
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Makeup – Demicorn – Angel Eyes
  • Lipstick – Demicorn – Starlet Lippies
  • Dermal Piercing – PUNCH – Dermal Piercing – Heart
  • Tattoo – Dappa – Antora Tattoo – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Demicorn – Angel Nails Set 2
  • Top – Safira – Zia Halloween Body – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join
  • Jeans – Bumblebee – Cecilia Rolled Jeans
  • Lollypop w/Hold – Kotte – Simple Lolly
  • Standing pose by STUN
  • Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


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Eat the Darn Cake

Eat the Cake

Sometimes you just need to let go and eat the cake. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Definitely not afraid of a little indulgence, I happily gave in to my sweet-tooth and picked up this delicious looking cake at Cinoe. Secondly, while this sweater isn’t the same sort of indulgence, it feels like a splurge of the same kind of self gratification. It’s a recent group gift at Sentinus. I’ll let you know how to get your hands on both of these fabulous group gifts for free below.

Cinoe

This lovely little three-tier chocolate cake with fruit topping is a free group gift at Cinoe. The Cinoe group is free to join, and you can pick this sweet freebie up in the group notices or at the Cinoe main location. The cake is a decor/display item. It does not include any poses or animations. If you head to Cinoe and click the gift vendor while wearing your Cinoe group tag, you’ll get a folder with this chocolate cake gift and several other previous group gifts for free.

Cinoe Group: secondlife:///app/group/451c34ba-29f6-ba62-53bf-5e15f6634649/about

Sentinus

I’ll admit for a split second I thought to myself “Do I really need another sweater?” when I saw this free group gift at Sentinus, and I quickly put that thought out of my mind. No one needs that sort of negative self-talk. Of course I need another sweater, especially one as cute as this one! I really do like the fit of this sweater, and it has a ton of color/texture options making it a must-have. The Sentinus group is free to join also, so honestly, why not add another sweater to your wardrobe?!

Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP, Maitreya Lara, Standard Mesh (xxs – L)

Sentinus Group: secondlife:///app/group/34baa9cc-74ff-b9d4-cd27-bc5a8b20605c/about

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Penny Lane
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Makeup – Veechi – Intense Liner
  • Lipstick – The Skinnery – Aquarelle Lipstick Kit – Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
  • Sweater – Sentinus – Katrin Shirt – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
  • Necklace – e.marie – Basic Witch Necklace
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Jeans – Blueberry – Authentic Jeans – Gray
  • Plated Cake – Cinoe – Star of Dawn – Chocolate Cake – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Pose by Belleposes
  • Photo taken at a private location

 


Cloud 9

Cloud 9

Hi There Fab Free! Thanks for being here. I’m in dreamland, high on cloud 9 over the latest group gifts from e.marie and Pink Cream Pie. I’ll let you know exactly how to join me in the clouds below. Have fun out there!

e.marie 

I am having so much fun with this shimmering floating cloud by e.marie. It’s a fun wearable group gift that will let you hover around anywhere you go with 4 hover heights to choose from. You can also adjust the floating height by adjusting your avatar’s hover height. To get your copy of this super cute group gift you’ll need to join the e.marie group which has a one time join fee of 50 linden.

Pink Cream Pie 

Pink Cream Pie also has a new group gift out. These capri-style joggers are free for all Pink Cream Pie group members. The group is currently 314 linden to join. The pants have a color change hud with a hand-full of preset pastel color choices. The hud will also let you color the main part of the pants, waist band, leg bands, and ties separately. I kinda  Also, don’t forget to grab all the previous group gifts as well. The group gifts at Pink Cream Pie are all on the second level of the store.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, MeshBody Legacy

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Wave
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Eye Makeup – Demicorn – Starlet Eyeshadow
  • Ears – PumeC – Meow Ears
  • Top – Baby Monkey – Basic Tee – Gray
  • Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Pants – Pink Cream Pie – Anya New Year Capris – Free Group Gift/Group is 314L to Join
  • Shoes – Semller – Scallop Sneakers Iridescent
  • Cloud w/Sit & Hover – e.marie – floaty cloud – Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join
  • Photo taken at Backdrop City

 


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Make a Scene

Make a Scene

Hello there Fab Free’rs! We’re a week in to January and I’m already in need of some retail therapy. Surely I am not alone in this. January group gifts to the rescue! Seriously though, I feel like a badass boss babe in this group gift dress by Byrne, and these killer group gift sunglasses by Psycho Barbie. Keep reading for info on how to get both these fantastic gifts, and please excuse me while I go make a scene.

Byrne

I’m a big fan of the colorful brocade-like pattern on this dress from Byrne. It comes in this “berry” version shown, and a second equally awesome “purple” version. I’m also really digging the sleeve length and the mock-turtleneck. The Byrne group is free to join, and you can pick this free group gift up in the past notices. Also, there’s a matching men’s shirt group gift.

Sizes Included: Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya Lara

Psycho Barbie

While scrolling through Flickr I came across the ad for these sunnies by Psycho Barbie and I had to have them. Had to. They are the latest group gift at Psycho Barbie, and they have quite a few style options for the lenses. Also they have resize scripts, hallelujah! The Psycho Barbie group has a join fee of 100 linden.

[VIP Group Gift]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits:

  • Hair  – Lamb – Heart
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • Eye Makeup – Demicorn – Angel Eye Shadow
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Glasses – Psycho Barbie – Yoko Glasses – Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join
  • Lipstick – #Adored – Enamored Lips – Happy Hour Edition
  • Dress – Byrne – Britney Dress – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Manicure – e.marie – Mix&Match Coffin – Spaced Out
  • Lighter w/Hold Pose – Lavish – I’m a God Lighter – Scene – Silver/Black
  • Standing Pose  by Indigo
  • Photo taken at Backdrop City


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Grotesque

Grotesque

Much like the macabre, though a little less romantic, grotesques have been part of art and architecture for centuries. It’s a theme I’ve always romanticized myself, that concept of finding beauty in that which would otherwise be called ugly. Now, before I get too melancholy in my musings I’ve got some pretties to share with you, one of which is this face tattoo by Nar Mattaru that reads “Grotesque” under my right eye. Alongside my finds at Nar Mattaru, I picked up some group gifts from rotten, and torment via Harajuku. Keep reading and I’ll give you all the what and how of things.

Nar Mattaru

Nar Mattaru has a handful of 10 linden offers in the same spot as their group gifts. These 10 linden finds do not require a group tag to purchase. I picked up the face tattoo that says “Grotesque” under the right eye, and has an almost cute little fly under the left eye. The tattoo comes in BOM layers, and an Omega applier with fresh, normal, and faded options.

Also at Nar Mattaru is this smudgy black eye makeup. This eye shadow look is called the “Effortless Smoky Eye” it too is just 10 linden. The grunge-rock princess part of my personality just couldn’t pass this one up. This eye-makeup comes in a BOM layer, and an Omega applier.

rotten

I am kind of in love with this lip gloss from rotten. It’s their current group gift, and the group is free to join. I love when I come across amazing makeup finds. Makeup is my favorite way to customize my look without changing my skin. This free lippie set by rotten includes 6 color choices, each with 4 style/opacity variations. In the package you’ll get BOM layers only. Technically these lip colors were made to be worn on Genus heads, but I think they look fantastic on my Catwa head.

rotten group – secondlife:///app/group/4d0e66a7-5638-f451-3118-2171a5203e27/about

group gift @ mainstore

torment

If you head over to the Harajuku event you can pick up these gorgeous earrings for free from torment. They are waiting at the torment booth at the Harajuku event. You will need to be wearing the torment group tag. The torment group is free to join. Then while wearing your torment group tag, click the “gift” sign at torment’s spot at Harajuku. These lovelies come in a black/gold version (shown) and a silver/gold version.

torment group – secondlife:///app/group/3a408b88-83ba-7700-7fa4-f1ca5e1236d2/about

Credits: 

  • Hair – Lamb – Foxy
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Eye Makeup – Nar Mattaru – Effortless Smoky Eye – 10L
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Face Tattoo – Nar Mattaru – Grotesque – 10L
  • Earrings – torment – mortem gift – Free torment Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @Harajuku
  • Lip Gloss – rotten – magic crystal lip gloss – heart garden – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Body Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Alme – Mesh Stiletto Nails – Ombre Rose Gold Nude
  • Top – Little Fox – Kelsey Statin Blouse – Pattern 5
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Backdrop – Concept – 02 Dark Panel – 69L/pull @Kustom 9


Snowfall

Snowfall

I’ve always thought of the notion of a first snowfall as something magical and wonderous, though admittedly that’s partly due to having experienced so few in my lifetime. That said, there are quite a few free gifts waiting on the Christmas tree inside the Cosmopolitan Sales event, and these delicate snow flurries by Persefona are my favorite. For this look I also picked up the free Cosmo gifts by Limited Addiction, IDTTY, and ARTE. I also happen to be wearing a cute little sweater dress by Rebel Hope that you can find inexpensively on the Marketplace. Keep reading for all the details.

Persefona

These pretty little snow flurries are an attachment by Persefona. You can get them for free at the Cosmo event by joining the event group and clicking the stockings on the Christmas tree just inside the entrance. The Cosmopolitan Sales event group is free to join. This wintery gift includes a resizer hud that lets you easily adjust the size of the snowy attachment.

Limited Addiction

My sassy cute knee-high socks and ankle boots are also free at Cosmo, courtesy of Limited Addiction. You’ll find them waiting on the Christmas tree with the many other free gifts. These sassy holiday themed shoes come with a texture change hud for the socks that lets you pick from a few holiday color combinations.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, MeshBody Legacy, Belleza Freya

IDTTY

Both my eye makeup and lip-color are part of the free Cosmo group gift by IDTTY. Their gift is a festive makeup “Jolly Days Collection” that includes 2 eye makeup looks, and 2 lipsticks. I’ve added the vendor photo below so you can get a look at both of these gorgeous holiday makeup looks.

Appliers Included: Genus, Catwa, Lelutka
IDTTY FACES - JOLLY DAYS

ARTE

Most skins include a browless option which makes experimenting with different brow shapes and colors a lot easier and more fun. The brows I’m wearing are the free Cosmo gift by ARTE. I think they look sleek and quite natural. In this free gift you’ll find BOM layer eyebrows in brown, light brown, dark brown, blond, red, and a tint-able version. Also there are Omega, and Catwa appliers, and a brow shaper included.

Rebel Hope

Finally, this pretty sweater dress is a Marketplace find by Rebel Hope. It’s just 25 linden and includes a color change hud for the ties and metal bits. If you’re interested in a color other than red, there are several to choose from. Each color is just 25 linden on the Marketplace.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Standard Mesh + Alpha Layer

Credits: 

  • Hair – Lamb – Stellar
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Ears – PumeC – December 2019 Group Gift
  • Eyebrows – Arte – Fiore Eyebrows – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Makeup – IDTTY – Jolly Days Collection – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Face Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Let it Go – Free Access Group Gift *Originally Shown Here
  • Body Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Sweater Dress – Rebel Hope – Tiffany Sweater Dress – Red – 25L on the Marketplace
  • Shoes & Socks – Limited Addiction – Ashley Boots – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Snow Flurries – Persefona – Snow Blizzard – Free Cosmo Gift/Group is Free to Join @Cosmopolitan
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at Dya’s Southern Winter