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Yesterday Once More

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When I was growing up, the world was a different place.  Some changes are for the better, and some are for the worse.  I remember it seemed like my Mom was just always cleaning.  I suppose it was her way of keeping busy.  There was no internet, no cable TV, crib night on Fridays, and bowling day was just on Mondays.  Whatever was a stay at home Mom to do the rest of the week?  Often times, I’d find her holding a cigarette in one hand, and the vacuum in the other, with The Carpenters spinning on the record player.  To this day, The Carpenters are still my cleaning music go-to 😉

Fashion Flashback

I came across this sweet Carole Outfit at I.M. Collection as a free SLF&O inworld group gift, and it gave me flashbacks of those old days.  The Carole Outfit includes the mint pants and the tropical printed cropped blouse as show on my avatar in several sizes for mesh bodies.  The SLF&O group is free to join, so you can pick this up with no cost at all to you!

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus
  • eBody
  • Tonic Fine & Curvy

ps.  While you are at I.M. Collection, make sure you grab the store group gift Serena Showed you [HERE]!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Fynn
Outfit – I.M. Collection Carole (free SLF&O Group Gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Butterfly Sandals
Pose  – What Next Pink Vacuum Cleaner RARE (50L per play / instore gacha)

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It’s Easy Being Green

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Real life has been crazy busy for the past week! I really needed a chance to get out of my head for a while, so I took a ride in the fresh country air at Le Sixieme Sens. As you can see, the sunflowers are in full bloom, and nothing says “happy” like a field of sunflowers! 🙂

Going Green

Earlier in the week, I was looking for a gift to show you when I accidentally stumbled into a new-to-me store called I.M. Collection. I never did find the gift I was originally looking for, but what I did find is just as good!

The I.M. Collection in-world group is free to join (for now), and there are 3 4 gifts on the wall – one of which is this cute and comfy green ensemble. Belle includes the trousers and top and is sized for Maitreya and Slink (Physique and Hourglass) mesh bodies.

UPDATE: I just got a notice that the group fee will be raised from 0L to 50L very soon, so be sure you join quickly if you want to join for free!

I’m off to do a little more riding and relaxing. Have a wonderful weekend, fabulous readers!

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: Amara Beauty Pamela (April Powder Pack exclusive)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR HoneyAna
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Pants/Top: I.M. Collection Belle (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: fri.day Buffy Sandals (featured @ Bloom)
Bicycle: what next Brighton Bicycle
Location: Le Sixieme Sens

 

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The things I do for Love

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The Honey-do List…

She nagged asked me repeatedly to make her a new vegetable garden on the other side of the horse pasture. The only way to get her to stop nagging asking repeatedly was to finally cave in happily comply with her wishes. I decided I would mow off the patch before breaking up the sod and tilling the ground.  I asked her exactly where she wanted her new garden as I was pushing the mower in the general direction. “Let me show you!” she happily exclaimed, then she perched herself on top of the handle, guiding me like a lookout in a ship’s crow’s nest. <sigh>  The things I do for Love…

Her supervisor attire…

The summer floral Cotton Top by 1Hundred is available at The Wash Cart Sale for just $10L.  In the pack you’ll find both the peach that she is displaying and also pink. I was told to mention that  “This is a sweet top that is compatible with system bodies, Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, Omega, Wowmeh, and Lola.” Her words, not mine.

His slave work attire….

I am appropriately wearing the kwitchurbitchin Novelty Tee by Park Place that I found for just $10L at The Wash Cart Sale. Also found at The Wash Cart Sale is the b/w Tailored Shorts by Dark Water Designs, also just $10L. My Baseball Cap is a FREE subscriber gift from Argrace.

Follow My Lead….

The pose, Follow My Lead, is a FREE group gift from Drunk-Panda. The Drunk Panda group is FREE to join. (After all this work, I want to be a drunk panda too!) The pose does not come with a lawnmower, but I was lucky enough to win the Spring Garden Green Lawnmower from the gacha at {what next}, which is just $50L per play.

Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Hands – Slink AvEnhance Dynamic Hands
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Exile Rush
Shirt – 1Hundred Cotton Top (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Shorts – MOoH! Tammy Shorts (featured @ Designer Circle – use your instore group credit!)
Sandals – [monso] My Flower Sandals

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Park Place – Men’s Novelty Tee (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Pants: Dark Water Designs – Tailored Shorts (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Hat: Argrace – Baseball Cap 2 (FREE Subscriber Gift 0L/ free to join)

Outdoor Decor: {what next} Spring Garden Green Lawnmower (50L per play / instore gacha)
 Pose – Drunk-Panda Follow My Lead (FREE group gift / 0L / free to join)

Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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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! 😯

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. 🙂

 

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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! 😛

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. 🙂

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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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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Sunday Stretching with Flair

Told ya I’d be back soon!

Sunday Stretching

When I logged in earlier today, I had a notecard from Flair, saying for a short 24hrs, they’d have their ballet slipper set of nail appliers as a free gift for everyone, in celebration of the new SLink pointe feet. I do not know when that 24hrs started from, but as of this post, they are still out, so I am guessing it is at least until midnight tonight, if not into tomorrow. The set is for SLink hands and feet only, and I think they are just adorable, no ballet experience necessary! I’ve included a picture of the ad itself so you get a really good look at the colour choices available.

Sunday Stretching With Flair

Oh, and are you eyeing up my comfy pink leggings I have on? They are an older free for everyone gift from Flair that is still available. It was shown here on FabFree a few years ago (I did say older) but they are still just as good today. There are 3 colours, and come in system layers as well as include a SLink Physique hud, that will also work on just the feet.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and that the coming week has nothing to dread 😛 I will see you all again real soon. TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Leggings – Flair – Toeless Leggings (free)
Shirt – [R] Allure Midnight Crop Top (free with the group gift Midnight Leggings/free to join)
Mani and Pedi – Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 169 (free for a limited time)
HairAmacci Hair – Crish – Black Pack
Skin – [Atomic] Skin Gacha // April – Milk – Rose (previous gacha item, not available in store)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Background

Rug, Bed, Table, Lamp, and Curtains – *{what next}Morning Tea Bedroom (Marketplace)
Suitcase Catbed – KittyCatS! – Wash & Play – Laundry Basket – Dark Wicker
Laundry Basket – {what next}  Suitcase Cat Bed (L$10 on Marketplace)

Pose – Sari-Sari – Minimal Nouveau (Marketplace)

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I’m Off Your Rocker and in a cozy sweater.

While the holiday season is quickly coming to an end, there are still gifts out there for you to go and grab, that are not themed to a specific holiday, so you can still get away with wearing them. Another thing that will be coming to an end, but maybe not as quickly, is the Wash Cart Sale. My outfit today is a fine example of a holiday gift you can still grab, and a great staple every gal needs in her wardrobe, from the Cart Sale.

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First off, is my sweet, cozy sweater. It is a free for everyone gift from Neve, which used to be coldLogic. This mesh sweater comes in all the standard sizes, as well as sizes for Physique, Isis, and Lara bodies. You also get a hud that has a few different options on it. The main part of the sweater comes in 4 colours, I’ve added a picture below to show you them, as well, you can choose the colour of the under shirt that is peeking out from the waist, and at the sleeves. Or, if you’d like, you can turn the undershirt off completely. So many options! I’m really not sure how long this gift will stick around, so if I were you, I would not wait to go grab it. Just buy it for L$0 and you are set!

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Now, the item I mentioned, that should be a staple in every gals (and even some guys) wardrobes, a great pair of neutral toned skinnies! My lovely grey skinny pants are courtesy of the Off Your Rocker Cart at the Wash Cart Sale. Of course, these mesh pants comes in the standard sizes, and for only L$10…what a steal. The texturing is superb, with little wrinkly details, and the cutest little zippers at the ankles. I am going to get a lot of wear out of these babies, that’s for sure. If you also are in the market for a black pair, they have them too!  You only have until Jan 6th, so if you are one of the few who has not already made it to the Cart Sale…what are you waiting for? LOL.

Alrighty, as if you couldn’t tell from my pictures, while I was working on this post, my cats and I were being a bit lazy, and honestly…I’m going to just go back to being lazy with them. There really is noting better than not having to do anything, with a purring cat beside you, who is also enjoying that you are doing nothing. Until next time, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Sweater – Neve gift – easy fairIsle (free/L$0)
Pants – .OYR. Grey Skinny Pants (L$10 @ the Wash Cart Sale, Direct TP)
Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – NOELLIA NO brows CL apricot (previous advent gift, now L$75)
Eyeliner – 7 Deadly s{K}ins -NOELLA eyeliner 02 (previous advent gift, now L$75)
Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Rey Mesh Hair – B&W (exclusive @ the current round of Uber)
Hairbase – +elua+ hairbase_long black1_2015
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Bed, Bench and Armoir – {what next} Morning Tea Bedroom Collection
Suitcase – {what next}  Suitace Cat Bed
Cats – Pirilti, Scorch, and Cinder – KittyCatS

Standing poses – //elephante poses// Fancy *March 2014 VIP Gift* (free, old VIP group gift, re-available for a limited time/L$250 to join)

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An elephante posing in my PJ’s, on Christmas Eve.

In my family, we have a tradition of getting a pair of pj’s every Christmas Eve. The thought behind it was that all of us would have something nice, and clean to wear for opening up presents Christmas morning. Now, even though it is usually my Mom who picks them out, this year, I picked out my own!

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Come on though, look how cute these are! Can you blame me? I’m sure, if she had seen them first, she would have picked them out for me too. My super cute, and super comfy Lucky Jammies set is from the plowwies cart at the Wash Cart Sale. This one piece, full body, mesh set comes in all the standard sizes, and includes a pair of fun snowman slippers, which I had kicked off before taking this picture (my feet get hot very quickly 😛 ). As with all Cart Sale items, you can pick these up for only L$10. Oh, and guys, there are male versions available too. How cute would that be, matching jammies on Christmas morning!!

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For all you pose lovers, elephante poses subscriber recently sent out its Dec 2015 gift. The 3 pack of poses is called Mary, and it is free in the history of the subscribo. If you are not in it already, all you need to do is subscribe at the store. As an special bonus, quite a few of the old subscribo gifts have been added as well, so don’t be surprised that when you subscribe, you get a whack load of gifts. I suggest, even if you were already in the list, to go down and unsubscribe, and then resubscribe, because while I was already in the list prior to this post, I did not get these older gifts automatically sent to me, and it was only after resubscribing that they were. There were 10 gifts total in there, including the newest that I am showing off. I’m not sure how long they will be there though, so don’t wait if you want them.

Ok all my FabFree friends. While I am mostly prepared for Christmas tomorrow, I still have some things I need to do, so I must be off. If I don’t post anything tomorrow, and you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a very merry one. To everyone one else, no matter what you celebrate, or don’t, I hope your day is wonderful. I will see you all again soon. Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle wearing…

PJ’s – *plowwies* Lucky jammies set female 2 (L$10 @ The Wash Cart Sale – Direct TP)
Glasses – DRD glasses eyes
Skin – Curio – :GP: Petal Frex [Light] Elf-Pure 2
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Hair – [e] Enjoy – Ravens
Hairbase – +elua+ hairbase_long black1_2015
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Chair and Coffee mug – {what next} Sophia Chair (Grey)
Christmas Tree – zanze POSE & DECOR (free KittyCatS Advent Calendar gift – Day 8)
Pig – !O: Teacup Piglet Gatcha [Piggy Who?]
Cat – Dune – KittyCatS

Standing Poses – //elephante poses// Mary *December 2015 Subscriber Gift* (free)

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I’ll Facepalm you for White Hot Chocolate!

So, there I was, wandering around the house, wishing I had some hot chocolate. Specifically white hot chocolate. Do you think I actually had some? No, of course not! So that meant I had to bundle up, and head out for some, that’s how badly I wanted it.

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Lucky for me, I had just picked up a brand new coat from Facepalm, and this was the perfect opportunity to show it off. LOL. The Seasonal Coat, with texture change hud, is Facepalm’s hunt item for the Let It Snow hunt. This warm and cozy, yet truly stylish mesh coat comes in the standard sizes, and as I mentioned, is texture change through a hud. You get to choose from 3 leopard prints, and 4 plaids. I’ve included a shot of a few of the choices below. As with all hunt items in the Let it Snow hunt, you can choose how to get their prizes. Find the sign in the store, and you can buy this lovely jacket for L$25, or, follow the hint, and only spend L$1. I guess it all depends on how savvy a hunter you are 😛 Facepalm‘s hint : Midnight is a magical time. You have until Dec 31 to get hunting!

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I swear, hot chocolate tastes even better when you are outside, with a slight chill to the air and some snow on the ground. As long as you are bundled up properly of course 🙂

Alright lovelies, I must be off, but you know I’ll be back. Until then, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Coat – +Facepalm+ Seasonal Coat (L$1 hunt prize for the Let It Snow Hunt)
Boots – N-core GROUP GIFT-Winter Boots “Christmas” (old, no longer available)
Gloves – Izzie’s – Knit Gloves
Tights – Izzie’s – Heart Tights
Necklace – Izzie’s – Snowflake Jewelry Christmas Dollarbie (old, no longer available)
Hot Chocolate – {what next} Cocoa-On-The-Go Cart
Skin – Lumae :: Niska : 3 – Rosy :: Chilly {NoBrow} (exclusive for the Winter Trend Fair)
Mouth – .Loud Mouth. – Alli Classic {Closed}
Hair – *Calico* Camellia – Fatpack
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink

Poses – Modd.G Lisa Pose Set (store closed)

Location – Driftwood Valley Estates Winter Wonderland 2015

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