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Someday, My Prince Will Come…

Sleeping Beauty

But why wait around when you can ride a unicorn instead?

With so much crazy going on in RL, I’ve been enjoying a little fantasy escape in my SL. And *{Junbug}* has a new group gift out that suited my mood perfectly. ūüôā

The Sleeping Beauty dress is available for Maitreya mesh bodies only, but I’m sure you¬†could probably fit it to other mesh bodies if you tried. There is a notecard in the folder explaining that the dress is a “corseted style,” meaning that the waist is meant to look “unnaturally small.” But if you feel that the waist is too small for your liking, you can use your torso sliders to put a little weight on… which is what I did.

And what does every princess need?

A tiara, of course! And I was happy to find this one for free at Chop Zuey (no group required). A resizer is included, so just touch the tiara to make it larger or smaller. As with all Chop Zuey products, the details are impeccable; I love the heart-shaped diamonds on each side of the center diamond.

I’m off now to look for some rainbows.¬†‚̧

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Destiny
Head Applier: Glam Affair Alexa (featured @ Kustom9)
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes Sky
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sugar
Tiara: Chop Zuey Tiara of the Shining Night (free gift / 0L)
Necklace: Lazuri Perlina
Dress: *{Junbug}* The Sleeping Beauty (free group gift / 200L to join)
Pose: Jinx Mystic Unicorn (75L gacha)
Location: Glanduin

 

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We Could Be Royals

We Could Be Royals

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II¬†may be my 10th cousin (twice removed), but I certainly don’t expect to be invited to the Palace for tea anytime soon.

Or ever.

But that certainly won’t keep me from having a royal fantasy in SL, especially when I can find such amazingly “luxe” items as these for free! ūüėÄ

Let Me Live That Fantasy

I started my royal fantasy with this gorgeous gown that I picked up as a free group gift at the ULTRA Event. Designed by Snowpaws, this silky dress comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L with an alpha layer. It has the big bow you see here on the front, as well as a petite bow and flexi-attachment-train in the back that goes swish-swish when you walk (not literally, of course). Both are detachable if you’d prefer a sleek, sexy look.

Head over to the ULTRA Event and join the free group to pick up ALL the gifts before the event closes on February 15th. More Fab Free posts about ULTRA:

 

We Could Be Royals

I’m In Love With Being Queen

Love and I were definitely on the same wavelength today¬†because I also stopped by¬†The Free Dove. I was looking for some jewelry to go with my gown and ran across this delicate pearl set called “Your Majesty” by new-to-me designer ~TEMPESTUOUS~.

But what really caught my eye was the matching free crown. A¬†FREE CROWN! Who doesn’t need one of those, am I right? I, for one, absolutely needed one, for no reason other that it’s a crown. And free. And… hellooooo, FREE CROWN, LOL!

Anyway… the FREE CROWN is no-mod, but it does come with a resizer. Simply touch the crown, and when the blue box pops up, select “All Prims.” I only mention this because I accidentally selected “This Prim,” and… oops. Thankfully, I figured out what I had done before I made too much of a mess.

Well now, according to my diamond timepiece, it’s time for this royal to drive Cadillacs in her dreams and walk her tiger on a gold leash. ūüėČ

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.3
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Sky
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sugar
Jewelry: ~TEMPESTUOUS~ “Your Majesty” Necklace and Earrings (free gift @ The Free Dove)
Crown: ~TEMPESTUOUS~ “Your Majesty” Crown in Platinum¬†(free gift @ The Free Dove)
Dress: Snowpaws Courant Bow Gown Topaz (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Shoes: [Gos] Isabella Sandals
Dog: MishMish Corgi Puppies (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Pose: KoKoLoReS
Location: Buckingham Palace

 

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Tres Joli in Rose

Feeling Tres Joli

What a week, eh? Words cannot express how glad I am that today is Friday. This morning¬†I was determined to shake it off¬†Taylor Swift style, so I got myself dressed up to take my dog out for a walk and grab some hot coffee. Unfortunately, my silly pup would rather take a nap than go out and chase squirrels. Looks like she’s had a rough week, too! ūüėČ

I Feel Joli

My college French is a bit rusty, but at least I know that I’m feeling “very pretty” in this Tr√®s Joli dress from¬†The White Armory. As many of you know, The White Armory is one of the go-to stores for Medieval, fantasy, and role-play clothing. And you may also know that if you join their free in-world group, you can pick up a new gift every, single Sunday. But what you may not know is that every now and then, the free gift is not a Medieval gown, but instead is something more… 21st century.

Such is the case with this week’s group gift. The Tr√®s Joli Dress in Rose is a curve-hugging, cowl-neck that is as warm and snuggly as it is sexy. It comes in standard mesh sizes XXS-L with an alpha layer. As I mentioned, The White Armory changes group gifts every Sunday, so if you want this dress, be sure to pick it up by Saturday night!

A French Manicure

After adding these gorgeous boots by #EMPIRE (which were in the January Luxe Box), I noticed that I was in serious need of a pedicure, so I headed over to Entice to pick up their newest Fab Free group gift. The Listen to Her Heart applier includes a pretty French manicure with 6 delicate designs. The HUD works for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh hands and feet, and I was so happy to see that an Omega applier was also included so I could wear the manicure with my Vista PROHANDS.

As with all Omega items, you will need an Omega System Kit in order to wear them. You can pick up the kit for Vista PROHANDS on the Marketplace or in the Vista Animations store.

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.3
Head Applier: Glam Affair Ravenna (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Apex
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Manicure: Entice Listen to Her Heart Nails (Fab Free group gift / free to join)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Wrap Up (featured @ Collabor88)
Hairbase: Tableau Vivant LeLutka HB2 (featured @ Collabor88)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Dress: The White Armory Très Joli Dress Rose (free group gift / free to join)
Shoes: #EMPIRE Alchemilla (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Pose: !bang Poses (entire store free to group members / 2000L to join)

 

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Like a few of the other ladies here at Fab Free, I also had a difficult and emotional weekend. A RL family issue hit me kind of hard, but thankfully Carson passed me the brownies and listened patiently while I had a small meltdown (thanks for listening, bro!). ūüôā

Then I decided to pick myself up, throw on my favorite color (pink), do a little “wishful make-upping,” and head outside for a walk in the SL sunshine. I wound up at Small Town Green¬†– it was chilly and snow was still on the ground, but this has always been one of my favorite sims for wandering and taking photos. It’s a bit smaller of a town now than it used to be, although still lovely and definitely worth a visit.

A Really Volcanic Ensemble

When I heard that S@BBiA had put out a new lucky board gift, I hurried over to the store and planted myself in a chair. I only had to wait a short while before an “S” popped up (very unusual!) and I received this fabulous coat, skirt, and sweater ensemble. The outfit only comes in one mesh size, but what’s really nice is that a HUD is included so you can turn on or off any of the pieces. For instance, you could wear the coat and sweater with a pair of jeans, or only the coat, only the¬†skirt and sweater… I’m sure you get the idea! I’m not certain if you need to be a member of the S@BBiA group in order to use the lucky boards¬†since I had my tag on at the time. But the group is free to join, and lots of other gifts are available to pick up, so there is no reason not to join, right?

For accessories, I headed over to the ULTRA Event. There are quite a few nice gifts available at this round, including the gold and amethyst (I think) jewelry I’m wearing by Modish, and this gorgeous handbag by Clef de Peau. You do need to join the ULTRA group in order to grab the gifts, but the group is free to join.

My shoes are by Ingenue, and I love the slightly retro look of them. They were set out a few days ago for Fifty Linden Friday, but as of this publishing, you can still grab them Рor a pair in teal Рfor 50L. They come in sizes for Maitreya and Slink (high) mesh feet.

I’m Wishful Make-Upping!

My skin and makeup are by Amara Beauty for the January Powder Pack,¬†a brand-new “mystery box” designed specifically for wearers of Catwa mesh heads. While the box itself is definitely not 75L or less, I do feel that it was a very good value, considering all that you get. This month, there were skins, makeups, and eyelashes from 12 different designers, several of which were thoughtful enough to include Omega appliers so you can use the items on heads other than Catwa.

The¬†Julia¬†applier that I’m wearing today included 3 different skin tones with 2 eyebrow colors (or no eyebrows, if you prefer to add your own), 9 eyeshadows, 18 lipsticks, and even included Omega body appliers. I hadn’t worn Amara Beauty skins before, and I have to say that this one is really pretty and a different look for me. I will definitely be checking them out again! ūüėÄ

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Julia (exclusive for January Powder Pack)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Loni
Jewelry: Modish Nadine Gem Earrings & Necklace (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Coat/Sweater/Skirt: S@BBiA Chester Coat with Sweater & Skirt (Lucky Board / 0L)
Handbag: Clef de Peau Jane Bag Taupe (free group gift @ ULTRA)
Shoes: Ingenue Tabatha Heels Copper (50L for FLF)
Pose: Adorkable Poses
Location: Small Town Green+Cafe

 

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These Boots Are Made For… Kittens

Puppies & Kitties

Uninvited Guests

Unlike at Edi’s place, I think it may literally be raining cats and dogs at my house!

I stumbled down the stairs this morning to make coffee, only to find Finnoula staring out the front door at the strangest sight. My neighbor’s Corgi puppies had gotten loose (again) and were sitting on my porch curiously watching two kittens slumbering away in my new boots. It was all very sweet and surreal… until Finn’s protective nature got the better of her and she started to bark, setting off a chain reaction of puppy yapping, scared-kitty screeching, fur flying… what a way to start the morning! ūüėĮ

Cuteness Overload

JIAN makes some of the cutest animals on the grid, and I was delighted to receive these sweet kitten-booties as the latest group gift. Two versions are included in the box: one for wearing, and this adorbs decor version for rezzing (only 2 LI).¬†The wearable version has a wide-awake kitty on each boot, and not only do they ride along, but they even move and meow (which you can turn off, once you’ve had enough of that)! Both versions have a texture-change menu¬†so you can choose from 3 boot colors, 9 kitty colors, and resize to your liking.

As with all JIAN products, these kitty boots are amazingly well detailed. Best part? The group is FREE to join¬†so you can pick up the kitty boots as well as¬†several other group gifts that are still available. ūüôā

 

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Decor Items…

JIAN Kitten Booties Decor Sleepies (free group gift / free to join)
MishMish Corgi Puppies (exclusive for January 2017 Luxe Box)
Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
{what next} Cutesy Doormat
Dutchie Lavender 2
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)


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Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Flying by the Seat of My Pants

Ready For Lift Off

I have to agree with Pru and Carson that something is just not right this week. I don’t know if it’s the weather, the moon, or what, but I’ve had a HECK of a week so far, and it’s not over yet!

To help get over my funky mood, Finnoula (my dog) and I headed over to the beautiful Winter Trace sim for a little fun in the snow. Turns out sledding is a lot harder than I thought, and I was so scared that I just closed my eyes and tried to hold on! Sadly, I wound up going so fast that I lost control and went flying through the air in a most ungraceful manner. Poor Finn couldn’t keep up (or kept her distance on purpose?) and didn’t care at all that I had completely humiliated myself with a face-plant at the bottom of the hill. She ran off to chase some deer, leaving me alone to pick myself up… along with my dignity! ūüėõ

Coming in For a Landing

While I may not have landed on my feet, I was still glad to be wearing these awesome boots! Belle Epoque has set them out as a free gift at the current round of The Crossroads, and you can pick them up for 0L¬†right across from the landing spot. They’re sized to fit Maitreya mesh bodies, and the detailing is really gorgeous. There are several other gifts available at this round of The Crossroads, 2 of which were shown here by Carson. ūüôā

Moon Amore has put out this “lovely shirt” as a holiday gift for group members. It comes with a texture-change HUD that includes 8 different colors¬†and is sized to fit Maitreya and Slink Physique mesh bodies. The group is only 30L to join, and past group gifts are still available for you to scoop up.

Last by not least, my choker is the latest group gift from CHAIN. Choose from¬†silver or gold metal options with the included HUD. There’s no resizer, but you can edit > stretch to fit.

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: Exile Early Rise
Choker: CHAIN Circute Choker (free group gift / free to join) 
Sweatshirt: Moon Amore Lovely Shirt (free group gift / 30L to join)
Jeans: Paper Arrow Cuffed Jeans Dirt
Boots: Belle Epoque Winter Boots (free gift @ The Crossroads)
Dog: Virtual Kennel Club Silver Siberian Husky
Pose: {what next} Snow Day Sled
Location: Winter Trace

 

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Midnight Margaritas

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Hi there Fabulouses! The other day, a few of the girls and I were commiserating about disobedient dogs (and men), ¬†and decided that we couldn’t solve our problems… but we could have¬†“midnight margaritas”!

It was around midnight¬†last night when I called on the whole team with a “whirrrrrrrr” of my blender to pop into my kitchen for some fun!¬† I wasn’t able to wake Edi or Astrid out of their sound slumbers…¬† I’ll have to catch them next time, but Serena, Kat, Pru and Carson all came running, still in their jammies¬†at the sound of “put the lime in the coconut…”.

* Note for those who for some reason don’t know the best scene in the best movie ever…¬† Practical Magic – Midnight Margaritas:¬† https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ihb6FLSh64

Wouldn’t you know it…¬† all of our night clothes are under the Fabulous 75L limit, with some of them even being free!¬† Check out the credits below…

ps. Thank you for posing for me ladies and abs!

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Our Jammies…

Love Trill – Milk Motion C16-16 Bathrobe (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Prudence Rexroth – Caress Strawberry Jam Mesh Pyjamas (10L / marketplace)

Carson Caiben¬† – Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos ~ Blue Pagoda Sweatpants~¬† @Menstuff Lounge¬†(free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Kathryn Vayandar Р Entice РButterfly Kisses (lucky board / 0L)

Serena Snowfield – ¬†*Citrus* Pocono’s Cute but Psycho Pajamas (59L Marketplace Promo)

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Paparazzi

Paparazzi

What Happens in Casablanca…

STAYS in… oh, never mind.

Like “Neckwarmer Man” and “Spike,” I thought I might be able to sneak off incognito for a little post-holiday peace and quiet, so I headed off to the beautiful island of Casablanca. Unfortunately, the paparazzi were waiting for me as soon as I got off the plane.

I can’t help but wonder who tipped them off.

The Red Woman

Unlike a certain other Red Woman, my disguise fooled no one.

I was so sure that this super-sexy, barely-there gown Рthe latest group gift from .miss chelsea. Рwould be a brilliant disguise for this yoga-pants-and-t-shirt kinda gal (maybe the fact that it is cut waaaay up to there makes it a bit more noticeable than I expected). The dress comes in sizes for Maitreya, TMP, Belleza Freya and Isis, and Slink Original and Hourglass mesh bodies. There is even a HUD included so you can change the metal ring from gold to silver.

Also part of my not-so-good disguise are these free sunglasses from KITJA. They were originally a gift at FaMESHed (previously blogged by Astrid), but you can now pick them up for free in the store Рno group needed. The strappy wrist ribbons are a free group gift from Caboodle. In addition to red, you can also find black, blue, and white ribbons in the box.

With so much skin showing, I was sure to be cold, so I added the snuggly, fur stole by *AGATA* that I picked up as a free group gift at On9. To be honest, I thought On9 was supposed to close at the end of December, but when I popped over this afternoon, I was so happy to find that it was still open. If you missed any of the amazing, free gifts, you still have time to pick them up! ūüôā

Sigh… here comes another photographer. So much for my quiet vacation.

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Alba (99L gacha @ Kustom9)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: Exile Dancing On My Own
Sunglasses: KITJA Sunglasses (free gift / 0L)
Dress: .miss chelsea. Jada Dress Red (free group gift / 100L to join)
Fur: *AGATA* Fur Stole (free On9 group gift / free to join)
Ribbons: Caboodle Wrist Ribbons (free group gift / free to join)
Stockings: Sweet Tea Couture Truly Sheer Thigh Highs
Shoes: REIGN Vero Heels
Pose: !bang Poses (entire store free to group members / 2000L to join)
Location: Casablanca

 

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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! ūüėĮ

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!

Little Deuce Coup

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. ūüôā

 

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. ūüėČ

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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The Morning After…

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But First… Coffee

I love the holidays… but sometimes what I love most is when they’re over! This morning, I was so tired that I couldn’t handle the thought of getting dressed until I had consumed an entire pot of coffee.

And even then, I still didn’t have the energy for pants.

A Poor Attempt at Getting Dressed

So basically, all I managed to put on today was this comfy sweater from WICKED, which you can pick up for free until December 31st as part of the EnMESHed Into Christmas (EIC) Hunt. The sweater comes in standard mesh sizes (XXS – L), as well as one for FITMESH. You’ll be looking for a little Santa hat.

Speaking of Santa hats, Christmas may be over, but you can still pick up this cute hair and hat from *ARGRACE* until December 31st. It comes with a fatpack of colors, and is set out as a free group gift (although I was able to get the gift without joining the free group… shhh). There is also a version for men, which Carson has modeled several times, most recently here.

YAWN… that’s enough work for today. I think it’s time for a nap.

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah (featured @ LIMIT8)
Eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: *ARGRACE* Santa Hat 2016 Female (free group gift until 12/31 / free to join)
Sweater: WICKED Olivia Sweater Christmas (free gift / EIC Hunt)
Pose: oOo Studio Warmer

 

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