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Picnic in Canada

FabFree: Picnic in Canada
Well Fabulouses… As Aline mentioned the other day [HERE], it seems in Canada the snow and cold is here to stay for the season.  She created her own heat to stay warm, but I’m just gonna bundle up with warm fuzzy clothes today!  I found that I really like this super cute flannel dress at The Crisp N Cool Event and I hope you will like it enough to pick it up for 10L too!

Wear a moose

Yep, that there is a moose on the front of my flannel dress if the black and red lumberjack print didn’t already give my home country away!  At The Crisp N Cool Event on the Vicarious Youth Display, you can pick up this dress in adult, teen and children sizes for just 10L per pack!  I am wearing the adult size, of course lol.

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Isis, Freya & Venus

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Chloe
Head Applier – Glam Affair Chloe (classic tone)
Lipstick Applier – Alaskametro Crimson (free/tester)
Eyes – Avi-Glam Bliss Eyes
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Hair – Moon Consume

Dress – Vicarious Youth Alexis Dress Flannel Moose (10L @ The Crisp N Cool Event on The Wash)
Tights – Izzie’s Applier Sheer Tights
Boots – REIGN.- Anaiya Boots  (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Ring – Cae Betrothed
Raccoon – Mutresse -Cheeky Raccoons-Hanging on shoulder

Pose by Lyrium
Sim – Nevgilde Gaard


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The TRUTH and secrets

FabFree: The TRUTH and secrets
Good morning FabFree Readers! If you can’t trust your best girl with your secrets, who can you trust right?  Pru and I are constantly buzzing in each other’s ears about this, that and the other thing and last night was no exception.  She was so excited to tell me about the new TRUTH group gift that she teleported right over to show it to me.

Of course I was already wearing it too, because who doesn’t put on their new TRUTH gift as soon as it comes through, right?  Pru arrived with her hair styled down with no shoulder tendrils, while I had mine styled up with the falling shoulder tendrils.  It made me giggle a little, because it’s a perfect explanation of our friendship. We may look at fashion and style in completely different ways, but we are on the inside the same kindred spirits most often on the same wavelength.  It was after all the perfect way to display the gift.. differently!

About the latest gift

The TRUTH inworld group does have a join fee of 350L (which is roughly the cost of a single pack of hair these days!), but in the group charter promises 12 gifts per year, and in the past most of these gifts have been full fatpacks with stylist HUD systems!  This new gift by TRUTH is called Kaijah and includes all the colours along with a butterfly headband and several options in the hair stylist HUD.


TRUTH Kaijah

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Anais
Eyes – Avi-Glam Glacial Eyes
Hair – TRUTH Kaijah (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
PJs – Petite Mort Bisou Lingerie Set (featured @ AnyBody)
Jewelry – Avaway April

Pru is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Koura
Head Applier – Essences Vanya
Tattoos – Ivory & Rose – I&R moth & moon tattoo / I&Rseer tattoo
Hair – TRUTH Kaijah (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
PJs – Petite Mort Bisou Lingerie Set (featured @ AnyBody)
Manicure – e.marie // Black & Nude Set

The Stuff…

Pose – LW Poses Tell Me A Secret 
Build & Room Decor – Petite Mort Love Shack Gacha (50L per play @ Gacha Garden) – Previously Blogged by Prudence [HERE]
Cats – Mutresse Shorty Cats Gacha (instore gacha)
Treats – ionic  Delicieux

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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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Life is a Highway

On the road again...

I Can’t Drive 55

I finally had enough of the cold and snow and decided to take a drive in my new car.

I hadn’t been out driving on the Mainland roads for quite a while, and let me tell you, it is not for the faint-hearted. In one trip, I saw everything from the ridiculous to the… well, more ridiculous. I passed a WWII-era airbase floating several meters off the ground, a seriously overcrowded breedables farm, a “Kittycat Whorehouse” (for humans? cats? humans dressed as cats?), and a giant baby with Donald Trump’s head holding the Scales of Justice. I have no idea what that last one was all about, but somebody is clearly trying to send a message, LOL! 😯

If you’re looking for somewhere to drive, be sure to check out the Second Life Road Network Directory for maps and suggested routes. I did most of my driving on Routes 8 and 9, and there are plenty of Rez Zones (places to rez your vehicle) along the way.

Unfortunately, sim crossings still take much of the fun out of driving; once you finally get going, you’re tossed up into the air, underground, or into the water, before jarringly arriving on the road on the other side. Another hazard to watch out for is accidentally driving onto private land with super-speedy-object-return and having your vehicle zapped out from under you. DOH!

Be careful out there, folks!

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I stopped for gas – and a quick selfie – on this lovely sim called West of the Rain. It’s not a large sim, but it’s extremely detailed and worth a visit!

My look was inspired by this fabulous leather jacket, which is the latest free group gift from BUENO. You can wear the jacket with or without the little shirt that says “Naughty is the New Nice” (which I think may be my mantra for 2017), and it comes in sizes for Belleza Freya and Isis, and Slink Original and Hourglass mesh bodies, as well as a “fitted” version.

I added the free Absence of Fear jeans by Beautiful Dirty Rich (previously blogged by Love and Pru), and the Lacey Choker dollarbie gift from CHAIN. The choker is resizable and comes in both black and white (changeable via HUD).

SIDE NOTE: Since there was no Maitreya version included in the BUENO gift, I decided to switch over to my Slink Physique body. I had heard that Slink recently updated their mesh bodies, so I popped over to the store to pick up the new version. To be honest, I hadn’t worn my Slink body in a very long time because the HUD made me crazy, and I didn’t feel that there were enough alpha cuts, making the body difficult to wear with many designs. But I am happy to report that the updated body has many more alpha cuts, and the new HUD is split up into sections, no longer cramming everything onto one, crowded screen. If you own a Slink body, be sure to head over to a redelivery terminal at the in-world store to pick up the updated version. 🙂

 

On the road again...

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Shoot, there’s my phone again. Probably Carson needing a ride. I’ll just let it go to voicemail.

I’ve been having such a blast driving my new Bentley Supersport! I picked it up as a free group gift at Sydney City, and I have to say that it is really well done, not to mention FUN!

Both doors and the trunk open and close, the headlights turn on and off, and the dashboard is nicely detailed. The engine makes a cool vroom vroom sound, the exhaust you see in the photo was not photoshopped, but actually comes out of the car when you drive! There are a ton of other options that I haven’t had a chance to try out yet, so be sure to click on the car to get the full menu. Note that the car weighs in at a hefty 69 LI, so you may not want to park it or use it as decor unless you have plenty of available land capacity.

My apologies to the lady people I ran over, and thank goodness the bus that hit me sustained more damage than I did. 😉

BTW, I’m pretty sure that Soylent Green is people. 

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah (featured @ LIMIT8)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” RARE (20L per play @ On9)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Slink Physique Original
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fenella
Tattoo: Leti’s Tattoo Ixhel
Choker: CHAIN Lacey Choker (1L gift)
Jacket: BUENO Fox Jacket (free group gift / free to join)
Jeans: Beautiful Dirty Rich Absence Of Fear Jeans (free group gift / free to join)
Boots: Mutresse Nikki Boots
Pose: Reel Poses Ready for Selfie (store is MIA at the moment)
Car: RaC Club33 Bentley Supersport (Sydney City free group gift / free to join)
Location Photo 1: West of the Rain
Location Photo 2: Somewhere on Mainland Route 8

 

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Carson, Who Stole Christmas

Blueberry - Holidays Gift - Sky Version Winter Cabin

Every Blogger down in Fab-ville liked Christmas a lot
But Carson who lived just North of Fab-ville did not!
Carson hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
He hated the Bloggers, he knew what to do
He would steal their presents to make them cry boo hoo!
Then he slid down the chimney, a rather tight pinch.
But if Santa could do it, then so could this grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a minute or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
Where the little Fab stockings hung all in a row.
“These stockings,” he grouched, “are the first things to go!”
Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then Carson, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney.
As Carson took the tree, as he started to shove,
He saw a small dog, “I’ll take it from Love!”

 

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Just North of Fab-ville Carson did go.
With presents and goodies and the dog in tow.
But the dog didn’t whimper,
It wanted to play.
And what happened then? Well, in Fab-ville they say
That Carson’s small heart grew three sizes that day!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!

(with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: ALTER – Gianni Holiday 35 Sweater Fatpack w/ HUD – FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to Join

Pants: Dark Water Designs -Star 69 Work Pants – @ Wash Cart Sale $10L

Hair/Hat: [bade] Cesar II Hair and Hat w/ color change HUDs  – Cosmopolitan Gift  – FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Build…

Cabin: Blueberry – Sky Version Winter Cabin Holidays Gift – FREE  $0L

Stool: Opassande – White Stool Set w/ poses @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Decor: United Inshcon – Christmas Tree Silver @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Pet: Mutresse – Dalmatians @ The Arcade – Gatcha $50L

 

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My Heart (Still) Belongs to FabFree!

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I’m so excited to be back at FabFree!

And this pose says it all. <3<3

For those of you who don’t know or remember me, I was originally hired by Renee Lowenhart way back in December of 2012. I blogged alongside Love and Pru (and various others) for 2 1/2 years until Real Life got the better of me in June of 2014, and I had to take a break. But I’m so happy to be back with the amazing FabFree Team, and with YOU, the wonderful readers. I’ve missed you all so much!

And yeah, Love has decided to call me “vintage” too, but I’ll never be as vintage as Carson! 😛

An Afternoon Skate

Ok, so on to the free stuff! My cozy skater outfit is a free group gift from Ever An’ Angel. In fact, it is one of 10 group gifts currently sitting under the big Christmas tree! The dress comes in standard mesh sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), and the tights come with an OMEGA applier, as well as a tattoo layer for non-mesh bodies.

To complete the outfit, I stopped by Abranimations and picked up a pair of free skates. They are rigged mesh (from 2014) and cannot be sized, which is why my feet look a bit… er, larger than life here. But hey, they’re free, and I’ve been having so much fun with the skating animation, especially the “beginner’s wobble” every time I stop walking skating. Oh, and when someone rezzed on top of me at a busy sim, I went SPLAT on the ground! LOL! FYI, Abranimations also has a fantastic advent calendar with some crazy, goofy gifts, so be sure to join the free group and pick up the remaining gifts while you are there (past gifts will be available for sale).

skater13_001fMy lovely eyeshadow and lipstick are by alaskametro for On9, and you can play their gacha machine for just 20L at the current round. The box includes appliers for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega, as well as tattoo layers for system heads (that sounds weird, doesn’t it?). And as Love mentioned, there are oodles of free gifts available, so be sure to join the free On9 Fan Club to snatch those up!

Finally, this adorable reindeer headband is by Noodles for the MadPea Christmas Calendar. Now… don’t get mad at me. I know that at 1000L, the calendar is a bit pricey. So why am I telling you about it anyway? Because the calendar contains 25 AMAZING gifts by some of the best designers on the grid! And unless my math is way off, that works out to be about 40L per gift. All of the past gifts are still available, so even if you join up at this late date, you won’t miss out on a gift. 🙂

Oh, Christmas Tree

If you’re still in need of a Christmas tree, be sure to stop by FaMESHed and pick up the free group gift from The Little Branch. The tree is copy/mod, so you can rez them all over your land in a variety of sizes (which does change the LI, so be careful).

My pretty lantern full of Christmas balls is a free gift by Decor Junction/Shutter Field at Tres Chic. You do have to pay 1L to get it, but you will be refunded right away!

Oh, and Love, you’d better come and get your puppy. He wandered over and photobombed me as I was taking this picture, but he looked so cute in his little Santa hat that I decided to let him stay. 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah (formerly for Limit8)
Makeup: alaskametro “Gala” (20L per play @ On9)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Loni
Headband: Noodles Rudolph Antler Headband (@ MadPea Christmas Calendar)
Outfit: Ever An’ Angel Skate Tunic/Tights/Necklace (free group gift / 100L to join)
Skates: Abranimations Super Ice Skates Lite Version (free gift / 0L)
Pose: Pink Hustler Poses for BENTO

Decor Items…

The Little Branch Christmas Tree Silver (group gift / 7L to join / @ FaMESHed)
Decor Junction / Shutter Field Decor Lantern (free gift / 0L @ Tres Chic)
Mutresse Confused Dalmatian Puppy (50L per play @ The Arcade)
{what next} Winter Iced Over Pond (50% off for the 12 Days of Savings Event)
Studio Skye Snow Formations
Heart Garden Center Wild Holly
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights Snowy
Botanical T2C Aspen Trees
3D Trees Winter Trees & Accessories

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Snapshot_001Good morning Fabulouses!  I have been having so much fun this holiday season putting together little décor sets and festive outfits together with gifts and affordable finds across the grid! It takes a little more time than my usual posts, but I do have a great time with it!

Where it all started… The Cosmo Sales Room

Today my inspiration for this cozy little spot was the Les Enfants de Noel Fireplace Set which is available for purchase at this current round of The Cosmo Sales Room.  Don’t blame me if you get distracted and pick this set up while you are there digging under the Christmas Tree for advent gifts!  Speaking of The Cosmo Sales Room Advent Gifts, the Nutcracker Ornament you see to the right of the fireplace is a free advent  prize by Myrrine and also comes in cute pastel colours too.

Next Stop – On9

You can find the Aphrodite Chocolate & Gingerbread Tray as well as the New Church Grand Holiday Christmas Tree as free On9 group gifts at this round of On9.  There are free group gifts at almost every display, so snag them all! This group is free to join.

Don’t forget your pup!

I often have puppies in my posts these days, I can’t help myself…  This little Dalmation by Mutresse is available at The Arcade Gacha for 50L per play.
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There are a couple of freebies in my ensemble that you might be interested in learning about too!

Get dressed for free…

At Neve you can join their free inworld group and pick up the Holiday 2016 outfit as a free gift!  It is one piece that includes the blouse, belted skirt and cardigan.  A texture change hud is included that will allow you to change textures on four pieces with several different choices.  In my second closer up photo you can see that the texturing is fab!

Curl Your Hair!

Analog Dog does the most adorable curly hairstyles.  If I am ever after curls, that’s my first stop, but this time I was lucky enough to pick the Harmony hairstyle by Analog Dog in a blonde, light brown and red pack for free in the Kittycats Advent Calendar.  I can’t remember which day it was lol, just click them all till you find it!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Analog Dog Harmony (free / 0L / Kittycats Advent Calendar)
Dress – Neve Gift Holiday 2016 (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Pure Poison Emma

The Stuff..

Build – Trompe Loeil Noelle Cottage (88L @ Collabor88)
Fireplace, Mirrors & Card String w/ Stockings – Les Enfants de Noel Fireplace Set (featured @ The Cosmo Sales Room)
Christmas Tree – New Church Grand Holiday Christmas Tree (free On9 group gift / 0L / free to join @ On9)
Snack Tray – Aphoridite On9 Chocolate & Gingerbread Tray (free On9 group gift / 0L / free to join @ On9)
Dalmation – Mutresse Lazy Dalmation (50L per play @ The Arcade))
Nutcracker – Myrrine Nutcracker Ornament (free Cosmo Sales Room Advent / join group – free to join)
Pose by Secret Body

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Follow Me – Everything Is Alright

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Good morning Fabulouses :).  When Edi mentioned last week that there were new free group lucky boards at Caboodle in her post [HERE], I ran right over to see if there was anything for me.  Low and behold – there was!  Not only did I snag the leather pants she told us about in a couple different colours, but my lucky letter also came up for this super sweet Shaleene Dress in Green Leaves print.  I have shown this dress in different prints previously on FabFree (once as a hunt prize in Blue Floral [HERE] and once in a solid burgandy as a group gift which is still available [HERE], so as you can see…  I REALLY like the cut of this dress 😉

The Caboodle group is free to join – good luck with your lucky letter!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Xia
Dress – Caboodle Shaleene Dress – Green Leaves (free group lucky board / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Mutresse Genovia Booties (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose by Lyrium
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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Deep Purple

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Good morning Fabulouses!  Check out the new smoking hot new group gift dress at Stories & Co. by Flowey!  Hopefully when I showed off the last group gift at Stories & Co. by Flowey [HERE] a couple of weeks back, you joined and stayed in the group because you won’t want to miss out on the very sexy Lea Dress in purple that they just put out right beside the previous gift that is still available.

This dress is newly released and comes in Slink and Maitreya sizes as well as mesh XXS-M along with the co-ordinating alpha layer should you need it.

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Jessica
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Christy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Loam

Hair – Magika Stay The Night
Dress – Stories & Co. by Flowey Lea Dress Purple (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Shira Sandals (featured @ Uber)
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Build & Furnishings – Scarlet Creative Nerites House & Furnishings (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Cats – Mutresse Witty Cats (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Pose by Le Poppycock

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Why So Early Kittens?

Snapshot_004Hey there FabFree readers!!  Today, as you can see…  I am up WAY too early tendng to the needs of my very needy kittens.  Why are they always up so early?  I wish I was a morning person…  Seriously, if I could wake up at 8:30 every day, that would be just fine with me :).  Work days, weekends, whatever – I think that’s a natural time for me to just wake up without alarms…  or cats.

These Witty Cats by the way, are available at this round of The Arcade Gacha by Mutresse for 50L per play.  There are several really funny/sassy cats to try your luck on.

I haven’t even had a chance to get dressed yet, but since I haven’t, I suppose I should tell you that this cute Flamingo Love Lingerie Set is available at Milk Tea as a free hunt prize for the Women Only Hunt!  The hunt icon you are looking for is a little coconut, and it’s really quite easy to find given the hint that you can pick up at the landing.  I’m including their vendor ad below so that you can see the full set up close.
WOH_Flamingos & summerI should also mention, since they fall under 75L that the items used to build the scene in my photos are mostly made up of items from the Dust Bunny Wanderlust Gacha Set (Arcade Gacha – 50L per play).  I have used the Hadera Caravan, Apothecary Cabinet, Belted Pillows and Bouquet Teacup.

The “Let’s Have a Good Day Coffee Tray” can be found in the FollowUs Marketplace store as a dollarbie!  If I am up anyways, I might as well eat and get on with my day, right? 🙂
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Jessica
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Christy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Loam

Hair – Exile Stay (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Lingerie – Milk Tea Flamingo Love (free / 0L / Women Only Hunt)

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Build – Dust Bunny Wanderlust Hadera Caravan RARE (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Curtains – Soy Beaded Curtain
Dresser – Dust Bunny Wanderlust Apothecary Cabinet (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Pillow – Dust Bunny Wanderlust Belted Pillows (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Teacup Bouquet – Dust Bunny Wanderlust Bouquet Teacup (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Breakfast Tray – Follow Us Lets Have a Good Day Coffee Tray (1L / marketplace)
Cats – Mutresse Witty Cats (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Pose by GlamRus

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