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Two if By Sea


Two if by Sea

Captain’s Log: The Nineteenth of March, Year Unknown
My Co-Captain and I set sail for an uncharted destination just a few days ago. Today, for the first time, we found land. Our steam ship ran aground in an unfamiliar location. Where, or even when our time travels have brought us, we cannot be certain. All that is certain is that we found our adventure, and we look absolutely smashing while doing so.

Hello Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the blog, I promise you haven’t stumbled over a strange steam punk novella. I was just having a little fun with some of the fantastic Seam Hunt prizes my guy and I gathered. His hat, and our amazing jackets are free Seam Hunt prizes. In addition to the hunt freebies, I picked up an incredibly detailed free steam paddle boat that was just too cool to not share with you. I hope you enjoy these fabulous finds, and maybe even go on an adventure or two of your own.

The Hat – I think bowler style hats are really cool for steam punk attire. This particular Steam Hunt gift hat by Miss Darcy has some extra steamy details, both literally and figuratively. This cool hat has a “steam” effect that comes from the wheel handle on top of the hat when worn, not to mention the goggles which complete the look. You have until March 31st to hunt down the little brown cog and claim your free gift.

The Coat – I still cannot get over the gorgeous details of these tailcoats by Contraption. This coat comes in male and female mesh sizes, and includes a cummerbund applier, as well as a system layer cummerbund. Additionally there is a color change hud that lets you change the color of the ascot/scarf and the little pin in the center of the scarf. Lastly, each of the sizes has an additional “bound” option for a corseted look. The best part is that this highly detailed piece is Contraption’s free Steam Hunt prize.

Sizes Included: Belleza Freya, Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Slink Male, Signature (Geralt, Gianni), Belleza Jake

The Spirit of Adventure

The Steam Paddle Boat – Believe it or not this ultra cool vessel is not only completely free, it has full permissions. I stumbled across this awesome freebie while exploring sims. This free boat can be found at the Alpha Tribe sim. Simply pay the boat 0 linden and you’ll find a copy of it in the objects folder of your inventory. Along with being cool to look at, this steam paddle boat has some animated parts, and 2 sit poses. There is a single pose at the steering wheel, and one up top at the organ. Lastly, since this freebie has full permissions, you can customize it however you like.

P.S. If you dig Blue’s waxed mustache, it’s a freebie too! You can pick it up for free at Kauna. Afterall, dapper gentleman would be complete without one.

Here are the details, may you have happy adventures!

What Pru’s Wearing:

  • Hair – RunAway – [RA] Waterfall Hair
  • Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
  • Lipstick – SlackGirl – ::SG:: XuXuGlitz Lips
  • Goggles – Bauhaus Movement – Cody’s Goggles Retexturized BLACK (2016 Shiny Shabby Event Gift)
  • Septum Piercing – ^^Swallow^^ Indira Septum Ring (Part of the Indira Face Jewelry Set)
  • Skin – Essences – Vanya
  • Coat – [ContraptioN] Noble’s Tailcoat *ADMIRL – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Manicure – e.marie // Vampy Babe Set
  • Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
  • Shorts – Oubliette– Pewter High Waist Leather Shorts
  • Boots – Dirty PrincessThe Downtown Princess Boot *Past Group Gift – Originally Blogged Here
  • Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

What Blue’s Wearing:

  • Hat – Miss Darcy – STEAM! Heat Hat – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Head – Catwa – Head Dude Bento
  • Skin – Stray Dog – Aspen Tone 05
  • Moustache – Kauna – Moustache: English – Free/0L
  • Coat – [ContraptioN] Noble’s Tailcoat *ADMIRL – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Pants – ::ZED:: – Dark Red Suit Trousers w/ Belt (Part of the Dark Red Power Suit)
  • Shoes – BHB – Ambiguous – Sparkle Regency Boots (Part of Sparkling Regency Blue Suit Set)
  • Body – Belleza Jake

Boat – alpha.tribe_PaddleSteamer Boat – Free/0L *Pay the Boat to Purchase
Pose – Le Poppycock *Don’t Speak* – Past Event Gift 
*Photo taken at a private location

 

 


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The Valkyrie

 

The Valkyrie
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I had so much fun with this look, and it’s almost entirely gachas and group gifts. Sometimes my favorite part of Second Life really is just playing dress-up. I think Pru looks like a fearsome angelic warrior or a Valkyrie from Norse mythology. For details about each of the freebies and cheapies that make up this look just keep reading!

The Wings – These steampunk inspired wings by Rezology can be found on the Marketplace for just 1 linden. They are modifiable so they can be resized, recolored, and even moved around so the gears and such show on the outside of the wings rather than the inside.

The Tattoo – This group gift tattoo by This is Wrong is unisex. It is a fully body tattoo of intricate geometric lines. It reminds me a lot of art deco style line work. The gift includes several appliers for both male and female mesh bodies, and there are 3 color options. The This is Wrong group is just 50 linden to join.
Appliers Included: Female – Belleza/Maitreya, TMP, Slink / Male – Signature Gianni, Belleza Jake, TMP, Slink

The Bodysuit – This gorgeous detailed bodysuit is from the Bath’kol gacha set at Sweet Thing. It is the Rare item in the set. It includes a color change hud with preset options for different sections of the bodysuit. The Bath’kol gacha is 75 linden per play and can be found at the Sweet Thing store.

Bath'kol by Sweet Thing.

The Pose – The Pose Fair is in full swing and there are tons of free gifts. Special thanks to one of our readers Azure for mentioning the virtual truckload of freebies at this event! This particular pose is the free Pose Fair gift by posEd. It comes in a pose stand as well as just the pose alone. To get your copy of this dynamic pose, head over to the Pose Fair, and be sure to join the free group before clicking the gift box at the posEd booth.

Here are the details:

Hair – Tableau Vivant // Tempest hair [v.6] – Browns
Horns – Sweet Thing. Succubus Horns – Previous Group Gift Shown Here
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin –  Essences – Vanya Medium02
Bodysuit – Sweet Thing. Bath’kol Bodysuit (box) RARE – 75L/play
Tattoo – THIS IS WRONG Lotus tattoo – Free Group Gift /Group is 50L to Join
Wings – Rezology Steampunk Wings – 1L on the Marketplace
Pose – posEd – Silent Angel – Free Pose Fair Group Gift @Pose Fair /Group is Free to Join
Light Particles – {anc} mist cloud&nebra beads [sungold]
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Creepy Steamy

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Feeling Creepy?

Or are you feeling Steamy? I think this look is a cross between dark burlesque and creepy steampunk and I really like it. I managed to put it together for free with some pieces from various gifts that you can grab up if you hurry. All the offers expire in the next three days (March 31st). So don’t wait.

First up, grab my burlesque corset from BYRNE as the free March Subscribo gift. You’ll get both a copper (shown) and purple (not shown) color in your gift box. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes plus you’ll also get popular mesh body sizes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. While you are at BYRNE, be sure to pick up the free group gift (the group is free to join). It was really nice as well.

Steam on!

I paired my new corset with a pair of outstanding Steampunk boots from the Steam XII Hunt. These boots were free as part of the hunt, and I found them with just a bit of searching at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. They are unrigged mesh, and made to fit standard bodies as well as all the major mesh body types. I got them to fit my Maitreya body perfectly just by hiding my feet! The detailing on them of the gears, straps, and buckles is amazing, and they matched the Corset just perfectly.

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Carnival touches…

I really liked the lucky dip this week at PA Designe and couldn’t help but try my chances at it. Luckily I landed the scull nose chain and earring. It’s all one piece for easy fitting. When I attached it, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t require any editing at all to get it to fit to my Catwa Head. This item is completely free if you are lucky on your dip in the bucket. Take a chance on this skull inspired jewelry piece!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Karee
Nosering/earring – PA Designe – Scull Nose Ear Chain and Earing (Free Lucky Dip – this week only)
Corset – BYRNE – Amanda Burlesque (Free March Subscribo Gift)
Pants – Purplemoon Creations – Moxie Leggings in Black
Boots – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Sonya Red Boots Female (0L for the Steam XII Hunt)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Like Clockwork

It’s 25L Tuesday again, my FabFree Dears!

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I found something in today’s round that thrilled my Steampunky heart! This is ‘Heliria’ from Mystique and it’s an amazing 25L offering.  Heliria comes with the rich chocolate brown under gown and the rough spun jacket as separate pieces in the standard mesh sizes XXS-L. Both pieces are wonderfully well built and the gown could go anywhere or any… when.  Then you also receive the cream colored ‘modesty shirt’ in the system layers and appliers for Omega and TMP. This is one really versatile outfit. You get your choice of a black set or the brown set I’m showing you.

My new hair style is also on the 25L list. This is ‘Lyanna’ from Calico. Lyanna is 25L per color group or a mere 150L for the fat pack. Calico also has a men’s/ unisex style set out for us for 25L Tuesday.

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If you want to get in on the 25L madness…. hurry hurry. It all ends at the stroke of midnight!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails– Slink mesh Casual Hands + Mid feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
GogglesJAT

 

Outfit – Mystique – Heliria – (25L as part of 25L Tuesday)

Hair – Calico – Lyanna – (25L as part of 25L Tuesday)

 

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Steam

Steam

Finally, something more my style. This elegant Steam inspired jacket is “the Full Steam” jacket from Pixal Perfect Products. For the small price of 1L this can be yours as part of the Spring Foolery Hunt. The jacket comes in the standard Mesh sizes XS-XL and has it’s own alpha layer. Pixal Perfect Products has also set out a ladies hunt prize and it’d be ‘perfect’ for heading to the beach.

The Spring Foolery Hunt runs until April 30th.

Until next time,

Gabriel St. James

 

Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – monso – Matthew
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan – (Free Group Gift / group is 13L to join in a special VERY limited time offer)
Goggles – Ezura – no longer available

 

 

Jacket – Pixal Perfect Products – Full Steam Jacket – (1L prize for the Spring Foolery Hunt)

 

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Enjoying the Holiday Grind

The holiday grind has not gotten to me yet… in fact today I’m enjoying it! Gothmas style! Though I admit, I did wake up early to make pancakes. Does it count as Gothic if I made the pancakes in the shape of little bats and “colored” them with Nutella to get them to look right? I know my daughter was certainly thrilled!

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Speaking of the holiday grind… the Radio Grind has everything you need for a Gothmas! Or just for a Gothic day… or steampunk (it could qualify for that with the right decor). Either way, I stopped by the Cart Sale again, and made away like a banshee!

The Radio Grind has me dressed up in style in this Storypunk Wonderland Red dress. It is mesh with lots of sizing choices to fit your avatar… and at only 10L for such fabulous details? I fell in love!

If red isn’t your thing, don’t worry! This same gorgeously detailed dress was at the cart in two other colors for the same low price, one of which was a soft floral blue, pretty enough for the spring days to come.

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So it’s the holiday. Merry Gothmas and Happy Holidays (all of them) and good cheer for the New Year! Are you loving my set? Me too! Would you believe that this AMAZING skybox is only 10L at the Radio Grind cart at the Cart Wash Sale?!

The skull throne and curtain were included details from Radio Grind skybox, though I did toss down a few things of my own for this picture. You can get the Glyphic Circle by Nocturne Creations from the Marketplace for only 50L. It is animated and scripted to turn, and only 3 prim when you set it down.

I also set George out again. He joined me once before in a long ago post. My hellpup is a sweet Gacha prize you can get in store from Sweet Thing. It is just a touch over our 75L limit, but I had to share him with you! For just 80L per spin you can get a chance at this cute pup — either in holdable or the “plop” option shown. And he comes in lots of classic Gothic styles!

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Last, but certainly not least, I hope you are still making all of your advent stops! Many stores are finishing off with grand finales today! My lovely little Kiss Me Holly stick pin is by Chop Zuey and is FREE with your group tag (350L to join). This advent is generous indeed in that there are 12 days of group only gifts (the group is 350L to join) with a men’s side and women’s side (so 24 gifts total there alone) PLUS an additional completely FREE advent with 12 days of FREE gifts too! And the advents for this store are open the full time so if you miss a day you can still get all the gifts. Be sure to pick them all up before they are gone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Essences – Quinta05 *medium01* brunette
Hair – +Spellbound+ – Lux
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Dress – The Rebakery/Radio Grind – Storypunk Wonderland Dress in Red (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)
Stickpin – Chop Zuey – Kiss Me Holly Stick Pin (0L/FREE/350L Group join Advent)
Ring – Chop Zuey – Mahalo Ring, Women’s
Shoes – Azoury – Naiade – Wood/Black
Pose in picture 1 by Lorien
Pose in pictures 2 & 3 by Radio Grind Throne

Set and Props:
Skybox – The Rebakery/Radio Grind – Into the Madness Queen’s Ball (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)
Throne and Curtain – Included with the Radio Grind skybox
Glyph Circle – Nocturne Creations – Glyphic Circle (50L on the Marketplace)
Dog – Sweet Thing & darkend Stare – The Zombie Hellpup (80L per spin Gacha in store)
Candles – .aisling. – Candles /black/

Signature use 320 size


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Steampunk Sweets and Envious Love

Coffee & Cakes

There are few things that I enjoy more than coffee and sweets. A close runner up would be finding great deals that include sweets and coffee! So I might have spent an afternoon indulging my sweet-tooth and my desire to play gacha machines at The Gacha Garden recently. The Gacha Garden has a fun setting to wander through and will be running through the end of November.

These decadent pastries and the delicious looking coffee are a few of the gachas from the Roawenwood machine at Gacha Garden. There is a complete set to be had of fun steam-punk themed items from chairs with poses to a checker board. The Roawenwood gacha machine is just 50 lindens per play.

Donuts in hand, I also stopped to play the Doe machine also at Gacha Garden. This gorgeous hairstyle was just too pretty to pass up. I love the half up/half down long flowing style with the braid at the top. The Doe machine is just 75 lindens per play and worth every linden!

Very near the Doe machine at Gacha Garden I found myself unable to resist the OXI gacha machine. I’m not sure how, but somehow my purse addiction like my shoe addiction has seeped into Second Life. I see a cute purse or clutch and I can’t help myself! The OXI machine is full of adorable round clutches for just 30 lindens per play, they really are too cute to resist.

Wanna see more from the Gacha Garden? Check out these posts from Love here, and Julianna here, and here too!

Envious Love

To round out my day of gacha-ing I also stopped by Envious and picked up this very cute sweater dress. The dress is a current FREE group gift at Envious. This cute little sweater dress with the word “LOVE” across the top comes in standard mesh sizes and includes fit mesh and body-specific mesh sizes. There’s certain to be a size that suits just about everyone. The Envious group is FREE to join at this time, and there are other gifts to be had as well.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Doe: Lesli (Two-Tone) – Candy RARE – 75L/play @Gacha Garden

SkinLumae  :: Adore – 4 – Peach // Darkling

HeadCATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Dress – ::Envious Group Gift:: Love Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Clutch – OXI Clutchorama – Spiked – 30L/play @Gacha Garden

Body –  Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Elegant 1

Boots – REIGN.- Not Your Momma’s Knit Boots *Past Group Gift Originally Shown Here!

Table & Props – Roawenwood – {RW} Steampunk Gacha – 50L/play/item @Gacha Garden

*Pose by Don’t Freak Out!

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Something Steam(Punk)y!

Something Steam(punk)y

I’d never miss a chance to try out a new character, cosplay, or fantasy! Though I admit, I’ve never done steampunk. So when I saw this amazing hat at the NSP Florals Cart at the Wash Sale (and only 10L — Woot!), I was all a twitter! It was a chance to put together a steam punk look with a great accessory from top quality designer and once I had the top hat on, I was thrilled!

I love the combination of rich fabrics, florals, and metal feathers! Then it was off to adventuring at a steampunk sim! (If you have time, check out New Babbage — I linked you below… very cool place!)

But don’t be mistaken! The NSP Floral Cart at the Wash Sale is not just steampunk! Oh no! Versatility is the name of the game! This creative creator is offering up several gorgeous vintage hats (with the hair included!) as well as beautiful floral accessories that could easily finish off a stunning modern gown or top off a Gothic vampire’s ebony tresses.

The possibilities are endless and at only 10L per purchase, you won’t want to pass any of these beauties up!

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How you too can get steam(punk)y!

Skin – Glam Affair – Alice SummerParty – Jamaica

Hair – Magika – Awkward

Hat – NSP Florals Victorian Rose Top Hat (10L at the NSP Florals Cart @ The Cart Wash Sale)

Eyes – Pulse – Mesh Eyes Femke – Raven

Eye Liner – Oceane – Eyeliner 4 Shine

Eye Lashes – Oceane – Exxentrique Mesh Lashes

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Pose by !Bang

Sim – New Babbage

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When I start to dream aloud

It’s time to Steam again with the Steam X Hunt from Historical Hunts. This rounds theme is “The Dream” and there are indeed lots of ‘dreamy’ prizes to be had.

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I picked out Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions ‘Aviator’ outfit to show y’all today because it’s two prizes in one. This outfit is not all standardized mesh which makes it unisex as well as fitting everyone. The build is very very nice and seeing some of the “old fashioned” clothing was refreshing! The outfit comes with the top jacket, the pants, the gloves, the boots, the scarf and the goggled hat. There is also a large backpack which made me think of something an aviator or pilot might carry on a long voyage. One note: the boots and especially the gloves are for system hands and feet.

I added the ‘Steam Bands’ thigh cuff from P3 to my outfit just to ‘gear it up’ a bit. This cuff comes in both make and female versions and is resizable mesh. I like the added touch of a little leather. 😉

The Steam X hunt runs from March 1 until March 31 so you have plenty of time to get your gear on and go find ‘The Dream’!

P.S. bonus points to you if you get the title reference….  🙂

 

Juli is gettin’ Steamed up in –

Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine – (Free/0L/past Second Life Frees and Offers gift)
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
 
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Breeze
GlassesThe Vintage Touch – Red Tartan Glasses

OutfitTayren’s Fantasy Fashions – Complete Aviator Costume – (Free/0L/ Steam X Hunt)
Thigh CuffPixel Prefect Productions P3 – Steam Bands – (Free/0L/Steam X Hunt)

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LocationChillium’s The Steam Rose

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Caresia’s Photo Challenge Entry #3 – Then and Now

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Well, in reviewing my pictures from over the years I came to the happy conclusion that the longer you spend in SL, the better you look.  At least to yourself.  I started Second Life 6 years ago on my first avatar and I was going to use the picture from my very first day…. and then I decided I would just show you Care’s first day 3 1/2 years ago and what she looks like today.

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May I say that Second Life is ahead of its time…  *laughs*  I can’t wait to see everyone’s Then and Now pictures.

Found a few freebies to show you … I love this dress that Dressed By Lexi is giving away as their January Group Gift.  I got my earrings from D.D.M. DESIGNS and my Apple May Designs bow off the Marketplace.  I also ran over to The Dressing Room Fusion and found my Al Vulo skin and M I N A  hair. I also hit up the KUSTOM9 event and picked up a pose pack as well as their beautiful S0NG eyes. Check out all the Credits and Links below ❤

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outfit: -[ Dressed By Lexi ]- ::DBL:: Intrigue Gown ~ Ebony (Partial Mesh)  (FREE) (This DBL group is free to join. Comes with the dress, the shoulder piece, Lolas appliers, as well as the small purse. )

bow: -[ Apple May Designs ]- Spiked Bow (hair accessory) (FREE) (You can find this on the marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Apple-May-Designs-Spiked-Bow-hair-accessory/5657352)

earrings: -[ ~D.D.M. DESIGNS~ ]- His Poison For Her Earrings (FREE) (I found these on the Marketplace @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/HIS-POISON-FOR-HER-EARRINGS/5684042 )

eyes: -[ {S0NG} ]- :: Charmmy // Spring Eye (L$ 50) (I picked these eyes up at the KUSTOM9 event. )

hair: -[ M I N A  hair]- Patricia – Black & white specials (L$ 70) (You can find this skin pack at The Dressing Room Fusion event.  It comes with a HUD to allow you to add or remove flowers, change the hair wrap color, and with six hair textures.  I chose the black & white set, because I tend to wear these mostly, but they do have a nice normals hair set as well… probably one of the better HUDs I’ve seen as well… )

skin: -[ Al Vulo ]-  [ Ginevra ] – [  irish Sunkissed  ](TDRF ) (L$ 70) (You can find this skin pack at The Dressing Room Fusion event.  It comes along with Lolas, SLINK and Phat Azz appliers. Tiana showed you this skin as well in her post “Ashbury Grand Opening Gifts” .)

shoes: -[ Dressed By Lexi ]- ::DBL:: Intrigue “YouSTyle” Heels  (L$75) (I picked these up right by the gift because I thought they matched well ❤ )

poses: -[ *PosESioN* ]-  Details Set (L$ 199) (I picked this up at the KUSTOM9 event. )

main picture location: The Station

*big hugs*…………..till next time………….care ❤

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