Serena's Style

Just a virtual girl in a virtual world. Fashion, home decor, and more.


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Small Creatures

Small Creatures

My RL daughter has been pestering me for months now to make a child avie. I finally gave in, and… here she is. May I introduce you to Serena’s little sister, Siobahn Snowfield. I tried to make her look like a kid, and not like a short adult. Hopefully I succeeded. My RL daughter seems to think so. 🙂

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Siobahn is wearing…

Skin: Izzie’s Little Maci Porcelain
Body: CuteBytes ToddleedDoo Mesh Body
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Denim (group gift)
Hair: Tram C409
Outfit: {Lil Big Me} Pink Cardigan Combo (Lazy Sunday)
Pose by .Click. Poses & Props

Serena is wearing…

Skin: Belleza Emily Makeup 9 (The Arcade)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Sky
Hair: Exile Dancing on My Own (The Arcade)
Necklace: +Half-Deer+ Stag Key Necklace
Outfit: Senzafine Sohma (Lazy Sunday)
Boots: Slink Sigourney Boots
Hands: Slink
Pose: Celestics Autumn Falls (10L)

The Scene…

{vespertine} Chanson Dautomne Skyloft (store closed for renovation)
{vespertine} Vintage Postbox
+Half-Deer+ Stag Key Wall Hanging
Trompe Loeil Countryside Outdoor Wall Lamp Iron
Intrigue Co. Industrial Doorbell Compact
Sway’s Door Mat hi & bye (The Arcade)
Apple Fall Cottage Chair Bleached (Home & Garden Expo)
Sari-Sari Bird Feeder Sunflower Seeds
Grizzly Creek Eurasian Tree Sparrow (free)
Grizzly Creek Cutthroat Finch (free)


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I’m Blossom-ing

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Happy Sunday, Fabulouses! I’ve been dying to see some spring, so I decided to show you this gorgeous Blossom gown and headpiece, which are the March group gift from Finesmith Jewelry. 🙂 And just as I was finishing up these photos, I got a note that the April group gift is out at Finesmith, so be sure to pick that one up too, while you’re there! My pose is from the March gift pack at Diesel Works Animations. Be sure to grab yours before the gift is gone!

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This pretty Mimi skin by Belleza is still available at The Arcade Gacha Event. I have added a glossy lipstick by Lumae, which you can find in a free pack of 6 colors at The Skin Fair. Last day for both events is TODAY, so hurry over! BTW, I am smiling ever-so-slightly for the FabFree Photo Challenge #7: Show Us Your Smile. Sadly, I’m a day late for the challenge, but hey, better late than never, right? 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Mimi Makeup 3 Rare (100L gacha @ The Arcade)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 19-Diva

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Lips – Lumae Fun Lippy Pack (0L / free gift at The Skin Fair)

Hair – LeLutka Pocahontas

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Dress & Headpiece – Finesmith Jewelry Blossom Blue (group gift / 300L to join)

Pose #1 – Diesel Works March 2014 gift (0L / free gift)

Pose #2 by Izzie’s

Location – *alirium*


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The Love Hamster

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Look who I found wandering around the garden: the Love Hamster! 😉 Ok, I know Valentine’s Day is over, but I just couldn’t resist showing you this little cutie, a Valentine’s VIP group gift from BIRDY. He comes with a HUD so you can change the sentiment on his heart (mine says “XOXO”). Both my dress and eyes are group gifts from Avi-Glam, and my jewelry is a group gift from Lazuri. The jewelry is also HUD-driven, with 6 metals, 10 heart gems, and 10 small gems.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 4

Eyes – Avi-Glam Love Eyes (group gift / free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Gretchen

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – A:S:S Your Valentine (0L / free gift)

Dress – Avi-Glam Valentine’s Dress (group gift / free to join)

Jewelry – Lazuri Heart to Heart (group gift / 250L to join)

Hamster – BIRDY Love Hamster (1L group gift / 50L to join)

Pose by aDORKable Poses (slightly modded)

Location – Small Town Green


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Aria

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With the Academy Awards coming up soon, I thought a trip down a red carpet might be fun. I’m all alone here at The Rose Theater, but that’s ok. It’s a gorgeous build, and I enjoyed wandering around in its opulence, pretending I had box seats to the ballet or the opera. 🙂

::PurpleMoon Creations:: recently released this fabulous black and white gown as a gift to group members. It comes with an optional flexi skirt attachment, but I really like the simplicity of the tiered mesh skirt. My ring is a group gift from FINESMITH, and my earrings and necklace by *R+a* are 10L each on the Marketplace. And you can still pick up this lovely handbag by {Junbug} at the Collabor88 sale price, but I’m sure today is the last day, since the collection will be changing tomorrow.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 2 (188L @ Collabor88)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – D!va Layla Type A

Nails – Slink Avatar Enhancement Fingernails

Dress – ::PurpleMoon Creations::  Aria Gown in Black & White (group gift / 50L to join)

Necklace – *R+a* SIZUKU (10L)

Earrings – *R+a* SIZUKU (10L)

Ring – FINESMITH Rita Porcelain Ring (group gift / 300L to join)

Bag – {Junbug} Princess Clutch in Night (88L @ Collabor88)

Shoes – Gos Boutique Isabella Sandal Silver

Pose by aDORKable Poses

Location – The Rose Theater


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A Little “HY” on a Coffee House!

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Those of you who know me on Facebook have probably figured out that I’m a pretty serious coffee enthusiast. In fact, there are some days when I think the only reason I get out of bed in the morning is to have coffee! Anyway, when I learned that ++HY’s++ was giving away this fabulous coffee house as a gift for their 2nd Anniversary Hunt, I just knew I had to have it. I’ve always wanted to have a little store or hangout in SL, and since I don’t build or make things, a coffee house is perfect! This sweet little shop can be YOURS too once you find the birdhouse (which is a cute gift in itself). You only have until February 9th though, so don’t delay!

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I really can’t wait to get started decorating! I hated to show you an empty build, but I knew I wouldn’t get finished in time for you to get the gift. Plus, when you land at ++HY’s++, you can visit a decorated sample, if you want to see what it looks like full of stuffs. Before I knew the build would be a hunt gift, I shot these pictures of Gavin at the sample at ++HY’s++.

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Another view of the interior. I really love the detail in this build. The counter even raises up and down so you can get behind it to serve your customers. 🙂

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The fireplace here is a past hunt gift from DIGS, and is not included. I just think a building is bare without a fireplace, so I dropped this one in. Oh! I forgot to tell you that the awnings on the front porch are texture-change; 5 different textures are included.

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What am I wearing? Well, the “caffeinated raccoon” t-shirt is a free gift for all from PRISM Designs, and my ripped tights are a free gift from {Tilly} on the Marketplace. I really love these studded shoes, which are a subscriber gift from *Cashmere&Keane*; they come in both men’s and women’s sizes with a sock or no-sock option. And my comic-covered bag is the Bag It! Pack It! Clutch It! Hunt gift from Eclectic Stars; two designs are included in the box.

So, there you have it. Nessie and I are going to be busy making plans to decorate our new coffee house! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 1 (188L @ Collabor88)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Ears – [MANDALA] Taper Ears

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Althea

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Shirt – Prism Designs Coffee Long Sleeve Tee (0L / free gift)

Shorts – {mon tissu} Cuffed Denim Shorts

Tights – {Tilly} Cut Up Stockings (0L / free gift)

Shoes – *Cashmere&Keane* Klay Loafers (0L / subscriber gift)

Bag – Eclectic Stars Captivating Comics Purse #2 (6L / BPCH)

Coffee Cup & Pose by Focus Poses

The Scene…

Build – ++HY’s++ Coffee Shop (oL / 2AH)

Bench – {what next} Bramley Bench Rustic Winter

Fireplace – DIGS Landon Fireplace

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Birch PuppyBag


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Because Blondes Really Don’t Have More Fun!

Well, leave it to me to bring up the rear for the FabFree Photo Challenge (which ends today)! Better late than never, right? Actually, I think I was dragging my feet because I’m sooo embarrassed to show you my old avie pictures. But… since so many of you were brave and showed your “THEN” pictures, I figured I should pony up and do the same. No laughing, ok? Or at least, don’t laugh too loudly! 😛

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So yeah… that’s me when I first joined SL in 2010. I was a blonde, only because I’m a blonde in RL, and I thought the point of SL was that we make our avie’s look as much like our RL selves as possible. (HA! No idea where I got that idea.) I’m totally rockin’ the Linden Library hipster glasses… and see that shirt? I was so proud of myself for texturing it myself. Yikes! I wore that SAME OUTFIT for about a year and a half, until I found the Marketplace, and along with it, freebies and dollarbies. By then, I’d grown tired of being a blonde, and started wearing *B.D.R.* dollarbie hairs in the “majestic” color for several months (I have no idea where that red sweater came from, and clearly, I hadn’t found new skin or eyes yet). Shortly after that, I turned myself “ginger,” and the rest is history! 😀

As for my “NOW” picture, I’m wearing a skirt, sweater, and poncho set from Prim & Pixel. It’s not their newest group gift, but I really like the casual, boho feel of it, so I decided to show it anyway. Be sure you pick up the gift on the 2nd floor with all the other group gifts, as there is a non-gift version for sale on the 1st floor. My bracelet is a free gift from B!ASTA, and comes with 4 different gem colors. You’ll find the pink gift box on the front desk.

Be sure you check out the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr group to see the rest of the fabulous entries! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 4 (188L @ Collabor88)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Ears – [MANDALA] Pierced Elf Ears

Hair – ::Exile:: Quiet Afterthought (new release)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Outfit – Prim & Pixel Let it Snow (group gift / 250L to join)

Bracelet – B!ASTA Gaetana Bracelet Topaz (0L / free gift)

Boots – Slink Sigourney Boot White

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose by Virtual Kennel Club (dog holding animation)

Location – {Noble} New England


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December Beach Break

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I decided to take a break from the cold, snowy weather and head down to the beach for a little R & R. Before leaving, I picked up this beautiful dress, the latest group gift from Ever An’ Angel. Not wanting to be without my tunes, I brought along this cute, vintage radio, which I picked up from the [ bubble ] gacha machine at OMGacha.

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I’ve worn a few -Belleza- skins in the past, but none of them have made me say, “Wow!” the way this one has! This Ria skin can be found at the current round of Collabor88, and is truly gorgeous. I wound up buying the fatpack because I loved it so much! 😀 My jewelry is a dollarbie from The-N Jewelry on the Marketplace; it’s a diamond lizard, and comes with matching earrings, which are buried in my hair, of course (GAAAAH! I always do that!). My hair can be found in the freeball down at the beach at Analog Dog, and it comes with a HUD full of lots of fun colors. Finally, I picked up this pretty belly ring from the :ellabella: gacha at OMGacha.

P.S. A little “bird” told me that a super gift will be coming once the Ever An’ Angel group hits 2,000 members. The group is free to join, so go sign up! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 1 (188L @ Collabor88)

Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Oxidation

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Analog Dog Pop Scotch (free gift / 0L)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Dress – Ever An’ Angel 2014 PAINT Midnight (group gift / free to join)

Jewelry – The-N Jewelry Diamond Lizard (1L)

Belly Ring – :ellabella: Hope, Worth, & Self (50L gacha @ OMGacha)

Radio – [ bubble ] Vintage Radio (40L gacha @ OMGacha)

Pose by Pretense Poses

Location – Baja Norte


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Marius in Mustard

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Hey fab readers! The Hawker’s House in-world group recently reached a milestone of 300 members, and as treat, owner Kaid Hawker sent out a special gift! I’m wearing the men’s gift (of course!) which includes the Mesh Chino Pants in Mustard, Mesh Marius Cardigan with Turtleneck in Gollanth, and Mesh Toe Boots in Black. An entire outfit for free! My skin is one of the Christmas gifts sent to members of the Belleza group; if you missed getting yours from the group notices, you can still pick them up in the store. My glasses by Karacter are a 1L gift on the Marketplace, and my ring is one of the amazing advent gifts given to members of the Chop Zuey group. As of this posting, you can still find them in the store. 🙂

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ashton SK Xmas Gift (group gift / 250L to join)

Shape – REDGRAVE Chris (modded)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Leonine

Hair – Uw.st Nicholas

Glasses – Karacter Executive Glasses (1L)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Ring – Chop Zuey Couture Nollaig Shona Men’s Ring (group gift / 350L to join)

Complete Outfit – *Hawker’s House* 300+ Group Members Male Gift (group gift / free to join)

Pose by HISposé

Location – It all starts with a smile


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Merry and Bright

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In appreciation for receiving the Avi Choice Award for Favorite Women’s Apparel, Poulet Koenkamp set this amazing gown out as a gift for :: PurpleMoon Creations :: group members. As if the dress weren’t fabulous enough, the staff – which I’m holding in my right hand – makes snow, which is part of the reason why I’m standing in such a snow storm (it’s also snowing on the sim)! 🙂 The join fee is 50L, but so worth it with gorgeous group gifts like this one!

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If you are a :: PurpleMoon Creations :: subscriber, you should already have received this lovely headpiece as a gift (it is also included with the dress). If not, head over to the main store and check the history to pick one up. My earrings, necklace, and bracelet are a newish group gift from Lazuri Jewelry. The jewelry comes with a HUD so you can change gems and metal colors. There is also a matching ring, which is a free gift for everyone; you can’t see it behind my staff, but it was featured as a FFDOTD item last week, and you can see a picture of it here. Finally, you can find this beautiful skin in the -Belleza- machine at The Arcade Gacha Event for 100L/try. Many thanks to the thoughtful elf who sent it to me (you know who you are)! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Tara Arcade 4 (100L gacha @ The Arcade)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Apparition

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 31-Extra Long

Hair – ::Exile:: Run To You

Nails – Slink Avatar Enhancement Fingernails

Dress/Gloves/Staff – :: PurpleMoon Creations :: Merry Gown (group gift / 50L to join)

Head Piece – :: PurpleMoon Creations :: Merry Gown Head Piece (subscriber gift / 0L)

Earrings/Necklace/Bracelet – Lazuri Jewelry Esme (group gift / 250L to join)

Ring – Lazuri Jewelry Esme (free gift / 0L)

Pose #1 by *~*HopScotch*~*; Pose #2 by Izzie’s

Location – The Trace


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Little Buddy

This cute, little guy was out wandering around here on the DERAILED sim, and was nice enough to pose for a picture with me. If he follows me home, can I keep him?

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My outfit is the November group gift from Sin Original, which includes the jeans, sweater, and jacket. There is also a gift for the ladies. The gift includes a pair of shoes, but instead I decided to wear these great Men’s Work Boots, which are a free gift from =MODA= at The Rockabilly Fashion Fair (TRFF). Did I mention that this is a FATPACK of boots, and you get 5 different colors in the box? AND there is also a gift for women? 😀 The Rockabilly Fashion Fair continues until November 23rd, so don’t miss out!

Oh, my skin is a group gift from Belleza. It has has been around for a while, but it’s still a great skin, and still available. Also not new, but still free, is my texture-change scarf by Mr. Poet. 10 different colors are included.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – Belleza Ashton Sunkissed (group gift / 250L to join)

Shape – REDGRAVE Chris

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Hair – ::Exile:: Vindicated

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Pants, Sweater, Jacket – Sin Original November Group Gift (group gift / free to join)

Scarf – ::[Mr.Poet]:: Wide Scarf (0L / free gift)

Boots – =MODA= Men’s Work Boots (0L / free gift @ TRFF)

Pose by HISposé

Location – DERAILED