Back to School – Part Deux

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HAIR |Second Life Marketplace.Alli&Ali.Tsarina Hair – cool dark brown w resize & style menu style (promotional gift/free) 
| HOODIE |Second Life Marketplace.COCO DESIGNS.Ultra cropped hoodie – grey for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free) 
| TOP |DM.Alana Set – top Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free) 
| PANTS |DREAMS.Wenda Jeans – 35 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Classic (GG/free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.RealEvil Industries.Lux Celeste Set – earrings w/appearance menu (free) 
| SHOES |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Pacagaia Creations.Studded Wedges - 20 color HUD & resize (free)

No back-to-school list is complete without lots and lots of jeans. Thanks to the fantastic folks at DREAMS, you can get 35 pairs in one awesome free gift.

Simply join the DREAMS group (it’s free), and click the Wenda Jeans picture on the group gift wall. Best of all, jeans aren’t the only thing on the gift wall. The wall is loaded with lots of gifts including another style of jeans, and several sweatsuit outfits.

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Today’s hairstyle is a nice gift from Alli&Ali’s marketplace store. This is basically a wearable demo that allows for resizing and five style changes. Adventurous dressers can even enter edit mode on the hair and add a tint of their choosing.

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HAIR |Sintiklia.Cora – fatpack HUD + tint HUD w/bangs option (free)
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.OutRAGEous Fashion.Long Pearl Necklace – Pastels (free) 
| TOP |Rebel Hope.Havana Outfit – Top/skirt Maitreya/Belleza/Slink (GG/free)
| PANTS |The Free Dove.dmr. Dr Malux jeans – 10 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.{SA}.Lita Lolita – ochre Belleza/Ebody/Maitreya/Slink/TMP/Tonic (GG/free)

If belted jeans are more your style, these lovelies from DMR will definitely ring your bell. They come in ten classic shades sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Tonic bodies.

The jeans and shoes above are both gifts from The Free Dove. If it’s been awhile since you last visited, plan to spend a bit of time browsing the freshly stocked shelves.

Until next time, shop happy!

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Back to School – The Dream Revisited

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HAIR |Little Bones.Oleander – w/essential, style, & tint HUDs (luckyboard gift/free) 
| JEWELRY |Second Life Marketplace.OutRAGEous.long pearl necklace – 5 pastels (free) 
| TOP |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Petite Mort.Embroidered Blouse – 1 color / Standard sizes + alpha (free) 
| PANTS |Cynful Clothing & Co..Casual Shorts – 30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (GG/free) 
| BACKPACK |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Backpack – 1 color / mesh copy/mod (free) 
| SOCKS |Second Life Marketplace.Punksters Destiny.Sweats Outfit – mesh socks (free) 
| SHOES |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Brii Underground.Amate Outfit - sneakers Pink mesh unrigged (free)

Last September I had a dream.  Granted it was a very small dream, but it was filled with free jeans, tees, hoodies, sneakers, and the kind of flowing long hairstyles school girls love.   Of course, after days of frustrating freebie hunting my dream was unceremoniously dashed.  I simply couldn’t find the kind of freebies I like to fill that virtual back-to-school shopping list glimmering in my mind’s eye.

My friends, that story will not be repeated this year!  Casual clothing lovers and virtual students, this series of posts are for you.

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Our first outfit is sensibly fashionable, comfortable, and perfectly suited for those mad dashes across campus. The backpack is copy/mod which allows for easy resizing, and personalized color changes.

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HAIR |Olive Hair.Peach – fatpack HUD (midnight mania gift/free)
| TOP |Dreams.Yanela Pullover – 16 color HUD + alpha (GG/free)
| PANTS |Cynful Clothing & Co..Casual Shorts – 30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (GG/free)
| SHOES |Itsy Bitsy Boutique.Keds Sneakers – mesh copy/mod (GG/free)

Cynful’s casual shorts gift comes with an awesome 30 color HUD.  The store group is free to join which makes grabbing these babies a snap.  Pair the shorts with Dreams’ Yanela pullover, and you’ve got a minimum of 16 different looks.

Keds fans will adore these wonderful little sneakers.  They’re copy/mod for easy resize/recoloring.  Plus, the faces are numerous, making recoloring a joyous task. 

Tune in tomorrow for Back to School – Part Deux!

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Get Me to the Event on Time!

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HAIR |Olive Hair.Kelly Hair – blondes color HUD (luckyboard/free)
| EYES |eBento.GA.EG.Ultimate Mesh Eyes – HUD controlled w/Gift Pack GF13C (GG/free)
| SKIN |eBento.7 Deadly s[K]ins.Paradise Skin – Marshmallow tone Omega appliers with brow/browless options(GG/free)OUTFIT |Vanity.Scandalize.Kairi Outfit – top/skirt aqua/ombre Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Mosquito's Way.Grace Heels – one color Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| POSE |eBento.Move! Animations.Jana 58 – dance (GG/free)

Month’s end also signals the end of all the May Event rounds currently in full swing. If you haven’t visited Vanity yet, I strongly suggest you bump that teleport link to the top of your todo list.  Both of these outfits, plus the ultra high boots are the Vanity Event group gifts.  Vanity’s May round ends on the 25th, so you’ve got to be quick.
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HAIR |Olive Hair.Kelly Hair – blondes color HUD (luckyboard/free)
| EYES |eBento.GA.EG.Ultimate Mesh Eyes – HUD controlled w/Gift Pack GF13C (GG/free)
| SKIN |eBento.7 Deadly s[K]ins.Paradise Skin – Marshmallow tone Omega appliers with brow/browless options(GG/free)OUTFIT |Vanity.Scandalize.Paty Outfit – top/skirt pink/floral/ombre Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Vanity.Scandalize.Madison Boots – fatpack Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| POSE |eBento.Avenge.Gift pose – (GG/free)

Scandalize supplied all of these lovely Vanity gifts.  Thigh boot lovers are in for a real treat!  Not only are these boots unspeakable high, they also come with the fatpack color HUD.  Thanks Scandalize for a truly spectacular set of gifts!
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Finish off today’s look with a couple of fantastic gifts from eBento’s 2nd Anniversary round.  I’m a huge fan of 7 Deadly s[K]ins creations, and their Paradise skin gift doesn’t disappoint.  The Paradise skin is sweetly freckled, lightly rouged, and supports brow/browless options.
Next, visit GA.EG’s booth for their Ulitmate Eye gift.  This mesh eye system is absolutely wonderful.  I discovered GA.EG a year ago at eBento’s first anniversary celebration, and have been a fan ever since.  These eyes are highly configurable, and are uniquely animated. If you picked up last year’s Ultimate Eye gift, you’ll  still want to pick up this year’s gift, the included eye pack is new.
Since it’s eBento’s birthday,  there are tons of other fabulous gifts to discover.  This round is full of interesting items from talented designers.  Simply join the free event group, click the birthday cakes at each booth, and leave happy.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Seaside Chic

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HAIR |Alli & Ali.Nikita Hair – Unicorn Colors HUD V.2 (hunt gift/free)
| JEWELRY |Dark Mouse.Happy Bow necklace – touch menu w/4 color choices (free)
| OUTFIT |EWA Boutique.Gift TH – top/skirt Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Breathe.Choko Heels – w/fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Surf & Sand lovers will adore this classic wrap skirt and front tied blouse ensemble from EWA Boutique.  It’s one of many group gifts currently available in the store.  EWA’s group is free to join, so you’re bound to leave the premises smiling.
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After a day dominated by tanning lotion and coastal breezes you’ll need to pop into Alli & Ali for a quick comb out.  Luckily for us, Alli & Ali’s free Easter Hunt gifts are still dotted around the store.  There are 10 relatively easy to find Easter baskets filled with fun hairstyles.  The Unicorn HUD V.2 is filled with so many awesome shades it was hard to pick one to model.
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Sometimes finding free accessories can be a challenge.  Today I decided to visit a store I haven’t been to in years:  Dark Mouse.  I found this sweet bow necklace gift on the main counter.  It comes in 4 colors, and is free for all store shoppers – no group join required!   Ramping up Dark Mouse’s freebielicious appeal are four luckyboards.   For those of you with Lindens burning a hole in your virtual pockets, there are scads of cute extremely low priced (25L) items to be had.
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I added Breathe’s stylish, but not overly dressy, Choko heels to polish off the look.  The colors featured in the gift HUD are perfect for spring and summer attire.  As an added benefit, the HUD separates the heels into three color zones allowing for tons of combinations.  Simply join Breathe’s free group to make these lovely sandals your very own.
Until we meet again, happy shopping!

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Vroom Vroom

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| EYES |Arata Shouten.Skin Fair 2019 gift – mesh eyes w/6 texture HUD 6DOO/CATWA/Genus/LAQ (free)
| MAKEUP1 |POUT!.Funky Liner Eye Shadow – appliers for AK Deluxe/CATWA/Genus/Lelutka/Vista(GG/free)
| MAKEUP2 |POUT!.Fabulous Lashes – appliers for CATWA/Lelutka/Vista (GG/free)
| MAKEUP3 |POUT!.Bubble Pop Lipstick – appliers for HUD LAQ/CATWA/Lelutka/Vista (GG/free)
| TATTOO |Bratz Custom Designs.April gift – tattoo layer & appliers for Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Omega (GG/free)
| DRESS |Apple Blossom.Freedom Dress – navy blue Maitreya/Hourglass/Freya/Isis (GG/free)
| SHOE |Betrayal.Tundra Sneakers – unrigged + models for Gianni/Jake/Hourglass/Maitreya (GG/free)
| CAR |Billionaire Motors.S7 – mesh car w/driver HUD (free)

Indulge your need for speed in this beautiful white S7 gift from Billionaire Motors.  Simply teleport over, click the gift box, then hit the race track.  You’ll be driving happy in no time.
Of course, you’re going to need a new look to go with that awesome vehicle.  A quick visit to Apple Blossom will give you your pick of three fantastic group gift dresses.  The group is free to join, so it’s a guilt free indulgence.  I paired the racy freedom dress with Betrayal’s tundra sneakers.  FYI guys, these babies are unisex and come with models for Jake and Gianni feet.
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This detailed upper body tattoo is one of two group gifts available at Bratz Custom Designs.  It comes boxed with the tattoo layer and mesh body appliers.  Thanks Bratz for considering the needs of classic avatars too!
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Makeup lovers will absolutely flip out when they drop into POUT!’s group gift area.  There are currently over 12 gifts waiting to be added to your makeup case.  The group is free to join, making this stop on today’s list an absolute no-brainer.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Be Very Quiet I’m Hunting … Strawberries?

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HAIR |EMO-tions.Joiny – fatpack dark browns w/resizer (GG/free)
| JEWELRY1 |Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.C&F.Easter Egg Earrings – w/resize menu (hunt gift/free)
| JEWELRY2|Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.Beloved Jewelry.Bracelet – Palladium/Pink w/resize (hunt gift/free)
| DRESS |Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.Applique Chic.Windblown Laced Dress –  Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic/TMP/Ocacin/Classic Avatars (hunt gift/free)
| SHOES |Cozy Spring Guest List Cart Sale.I.M. Collection.Jackie-O Heels – 6 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (hunt gift/free)

I love hunts that give a touch of challenge, but ultimately let the hunter live victorious.  Cozy Spring’s Guest List Cart Sale and Free Hunt is exactly that kind of feel good, leave happy experience.  This event runs through April 21st, so you’ll have to hurry over to get in on the goodies.
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Here’s a nice closeup of the C & F’s hunt gift along with another of the fun group gift hairstyles available at EMO-tions.  The group is free to join, and offers several past gifts.
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Palladium, pink diamonds, and a resize menu – need I say more? Thanks Beloved Jewelry, a girl can never have enough bling!
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If you’re a classic pump lover, then the I.M. Collection’s Jackie-O hunt gift is bound to please.  They come in 6 colors, sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh feet.  Since there are so many other Easter goodies waiting to be unearthed I’m going to cut today’s commentary short.
Happy hunting everyone!

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Basket Up!

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HAIR |EMO-tions.Leotie – fatpack w/silver or gold jewels rigged (GG/free)
| HEADBAND |{Poeme}.Bunny Earcovers – mod/copy (hunt gift/free)
| JEWELRY|{Poeme}.Blue Bead Earrings – gold & silver copy/mod (hunt gift/free)
| TOP |{Poeme}.Pink Dot Egg – Crop Top Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Tonic/TMP (hunt gift/free)
| SKIRT |{Poeme}.Yellow Egg – Wrap Skirt Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/TMP/5 Standard + alpha (hunt gift/free)
| SHOES |{Poeme}.Blue Egg – Sandals Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (hunt gift/free)
| HANDBAG |{Poeme}.Green Dot Egg – Tote bag copy/mod (hunt gift/free)

Success!  I found an Easter Hunt with free prizes.  The Good Eggs Hunt runs April 12th – 21st, and features 14 stores harboring 6 hidden eggs each giving out a whopping 84 prizes.  The eggs are hidden mostly in plain sight making the hunt challenging in a fun way.  The Good Eggs Hunt links lead to the start point, where you can collect a landmark HUD and a cute wearable Easter basket.  So, basket up chicks, it’s time to find some eggs!
This cute Spring blue outfit comes together after finding all 6 of Poeme’s hunt eggs.  The bunny headphones and handbag are copy/mod which allowed me to turn off full bright for the photo shoot.  Classic avatars will appreciate that the skirt’s packaging not only supports mesh models, but also includes the 5 standard sizes plus an alpha layer.
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I popped over to EMO-tions in hopes of finding a hairstyle that would work with the headband, and I wasn’t disappointed.  The Leotie hairstyle actually has extra hair jewelry hanging down from the leather braid, but since it is copy/mod I was able to make them invisible, which prevented the embellishments from upstaging headbands fluffy goodness.
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Here’s a nice closeup of the Spring blue sandals.
Happy hunting everyone!

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Saturday Shopping

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OUTFIT |Seniha Originals.Briit Set – top/skirt 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

I thought I’d kick off the weekend with six easy to assemble outfits.  Today’s shopping trip requires four teleports, so let’s get to it!
First stop – Seniha Originals for a wonderful separates set.  The Briit set is currently Seniha’s gift to the Mesh Body Friends shopping group.  It comes in two colors sized to fit Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.
While at the store, be sure to join Seniha’s store group to pickup several other fantastic gifts, along with a chance to win five spring hued luckyboard selections.
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TOP |Shana Fashion.Mesh Long Sleeve Shirt – w/6 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic (GG/free)
| SKIRT |Seniha Originals.Briit Set – skirt 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

Here’s a look at the second Briit skirt color.  I paired it with a classically styled mesh blouse I found at our second shopping destination, Shana Fashion.  It’s sized to fit most mesh bodies, and comes with a 6 color HUD.  The lighter hued color palette is perfect for Spring.  You’ll find the blouse, along with several other group gifts on the first floor.
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| OUTFIT |Sweet Temptations.Romantic – one piece Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic/Classic Avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

Third stop, the Virtualworx sim.  Virtualworx is home to Gaal, Vaxer, Sweet Temptations, and Chic & Shoes (C&S).  You may have noticed the lovely sandals featured in all of the outfits keep changing color.  The Joy sandals come with a generous 40 texture HUD, are sized to fit Maitreya and Slink feet, and are the current group gift at C&S.  You’ll find the sandals by teleporting up to the first floor.
From C&S, simply walk over to Sweet Temptations to make this fun pink suit your own. It comes sized for both classic and mesh avatars.  This suit is located on the back of the new release ad board.
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TOP |Sweet Temptations.Moonshine Allerhand – denim shirt Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Classic Avatars (subscriber gift/free)
| SKIRT |Seniha Originals.Briit Set – skirt 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

While at Sweet Temptations simply subscribe to the Moonshine Allerhand board to automatically receive this fantastic denim shirt sized for both classic and mesh avatars.  Pair it with the Briit skirt, change the Joy sandal texture, and presto you’ve got a new look.
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| DRESS |Gaal.Christina Gift – dress Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic/Classic Avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |Chic & Shoes.Joy Sandals – w/40 color HUD Slink/Maitreya (GG/free)

Next, saunter over to Gaal to grab this warm and cozy Spring dress.  The Christina dress is sized for most mesh bodies, and also classic avatars.  The loose fit is perfect for achieving a stylish yet casual look.
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| OUTFIT |Vaxer.Christina Gift – top/pants/boots Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ebody/TMP/Tonic/Classic Avatars (GG/free)

Simply walk over to Vaxer to pickup today’s final outfit.  Indy is a complete outfit in a box, consists of pants/shirt/boots, and can be worn by mesh and classic avatars.  Since the pieces are separates, they can be mixed and matched quite easily with several of the items included in previous looks to give you well over 10 different looks from today’s haul.
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| EYES |Arata Shouten.Skin Fair 2019 gift – mesh eyes w/6 texture HUD 6DOO/CATWA/Genus/LAQ (free)

Though I’ve assembled six outfits, there is still one last store to visit.  Arata Shouten has generously set out their 2019 Skin Fair mesh eyes gift as a store freebie for all visitors.  These eyes have a captivating quality that enhances the look of any avatar.   The gift includes a  texture HUD plus six sets of mesh eyes sized for 6DOO, Catwa, Genus, and LAQ heads.
If you don’t have any of those mesh heads, but would like to  wear the eyes, it’s not a problem.  Since the mesh eyes are unrigged they’ll work with any mesh head or classic avatar by simply positioning/resizing in edit mode.  Classic avatars will also need to wear an eye alpha.
Until we meet again, shop happy!

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Something Blue

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HAIR|Olive Hair.Cutie Hair – fatpack w/streak options (luckyboard/free)
| JEWELRY|AvaWay.Twins Jewelry Set – Earrings/Bracelet/Necklace/Ring (GG/free)
| DRESS |!Soul. Pepper Dress – Maitreya/Slink & Classic Avatars (GG/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Sevyn East.Kenya Boot – w/8 color HUD Slink(mid+high) & Classic(mid+high) (GG/free)

…Sparkly, and new.
Here’s a lovely shiny dress perfect for outdoor spring music festivals, walks along the boardwalk, and afternoon tea.  The Pepper mesh dress is sized for Maitreya, Slink, and classic avatars.  This dress, along with a sizable cache of goodies, can be found at !Soul.  The location I’ve landmarked for you is a freebie room, so everything costs 0 Lindens if you’re a  member of the !Soul group.  Did I mention there is no group join fee?
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The surprisingly flirty back gives you a chance to show off all those hours spent in the gym.
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Today’s hair is one of the many free luckyboard  styles available at Olive Hair.  The Cutie style is perfect when you want to show off your back, comes in an awesome fatpack, and is a “must have” item for long hair lovers.  Olive’s luckyboards and midnight mania are free for everyone to play.
Visit AvaWay, join their free group, and walk away with no less than three new pieces of jewelry.   The Twins Set is copy/mod and unrigged, which allows wearers to make extra copies and layer the pieces which is precisely what our model did.
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Though the Kenya boots were featured in my last post, unfortunately they were hidden under the jumpsuit.  These boots are so nice, I thought they needed a chance to shine.  The included eight color HUD allows for lots of customization. The only drawback is that they are sized only for Slink’s hourglass/physique bodies.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try them on a body with Slink compatible feet.  Our model is wearing Altamura’s Juliet body,  and as you can see, the model for Slink classic worked quite well.
Happy Shopping!

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Season of Pink

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HAIR|SL Marketplace.Alli&Ali Hair.Suki – Light Blue Pink (functional demo)(free)
| JEWELRY|SL Marketplace.Sweet Thing.Sweetheart Pendant – Gold/Silver copy/mod (free)
| JUMPSUIT |Seniha Originals.Zoe Jumpsuit – Pink Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (luckyboard/free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove.Sevyn East.Kenya Boot – w/8 color HUD Slink(mid+high) & Classic(mid+high)  (GG/free)

Warmer longer days demand pink.  Pink socks, pink bikinis, pink hair, and of course the quintessential pink jumpsuit!  Thanks to Seniha Originals, this dreamy pink jumpsuit can be yours without reaching for your virtual wallet.   Seniha spoils their group members with lots of high quality gifts, several luckyboards, and also supports a few shopping groups.  It’s hard to believe this group is free to join.
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The Zoe jumpsuit fits like a glove!
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To finish off today’s look, I paired the outfit with another functional demo from Alli&Ali’s marketplace store, and a copy/mod necklace gift from Sweet Thing.  Though they are hard to see, Sevyn East contributed a fun set of heels via The Free Dove.
Until next time, enjoy the pink.

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