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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Home and Garden Expo 2014: Random Snapshots of Stuff I Like

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I spent the better part of yesterday checking out the Home and Garden Expo… 9 sims full of homes, decor, and landscaping! 😀 It was a lot of fun seeing the fabulous items being offered by some of the best H&G designers in SL. I first popped in at one of my faves, Studio Skye (sim 4), and had a difficult time making myself leave. Wait until you see the winter display… gorgeous! Since I wasn’t dressed for winter weather, I mostly hung out here in autumn, in this comfy outfit by Coquet (available at the current round of FaMESHed).

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I know I’ll be heading back to pick up this cute, little guy from By Dorian (sim 4). I love that it’s a trailer… see the wheels? There’s even a hitch on the back side, presuming you have a SL vehicle big enough to tow it. Perfect for those SL campers-on-the-go who don’t like to rough-it too much. 😉

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

Who needs to be a petite when you can be dwarfed by these giant container gardens from Heart Garden Centre (sim 2)? They are seriously enormous… I believe they are called, “forest in a pot,” or something like that.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

Sim P has several classrooms, theaters, and other areas where classes will be taught during the Expo. There’s even a bookstore (by Black Tulip) where you can buy a class in a box (be sure to pick up the freebie)! If you’re interested in learning about building, scripting, terraforming, and a host of other SL things, be sure to visit the official blog for more information about upcoming classes and programs.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I don’t actually know who this belongs to. It was located between two exhibits… I just thought it was pretty.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I love these adorable Park Slope Townhouses by Thistle Homes (sim 1)!

Images From Home and Garden Expo 2014

After a long, busy day, I stopped in at this beautiful cafe by Apple Fall (sim 3). I dropped quite a few Lindens while I was there, and I don’t mean on pastries.

The Home and Garden Expo opens TODAY, September 16th, and runs through September 28th. You won’t want to miss it! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa 05

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Posy (New!)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Sweater – Coquet September Sweater Rose (featured @ FaMESHed)

Pants – Coquet Cropped Leggings Vintage Floral (featured @ FaMESHed)

Shoes – Ingenue Akeley Sandals Cognac (past FLF, but still on sale!)

Pose by Label Motion

Location – Home and Garden Expo 2014


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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

I’ve been feeling a bit blue today, on this, the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001 in the U.S. While I didn’t personally lose anyone on that date, collectively, our country lost over 3,000 innocent souls. Added to that was the fact that I had lost my mother about a month beforehand, so I was already pretty raw emotionally by the time of the 9-11 tragedy (two very different events lumped together in one big, ugly pile of grief). So every year on this date, the memories come flooding back to me, no matter how hard I try to avoid them. Needing some quiet time before heading off to work this morning, I grabbed my Yorkie Fiona, and we dropped into one of my favorite sims, Small Town Green. It was the perfect place for gathering thoughts and drying tears.

Moving on… a couple of notes about what I’m wearing. First, this gorgeous suit is by PurpleMoon Creations, and can be found at the Rock Your Rack event until September 15. 50% of the purchase price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. My shoes, necklaces, earrings, and pose are all on sale at The Dressing Room Fusion for one more day. I have to point out that these shoes are materials-enabled, and are truly spectacular with advanced lighting turned on. They come in 5 colors for 1 price. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa 09

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Denim (group gift/free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – Exile Locomotion (featured @ Collabor88)

Necklaces – [ glow ] studio Celebrity Necklace Ring & Square (40L each @ TDRF)

Earrings – [MAGIC NOOK] Geometry Earrings (70L @ TDRF)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Suit – PurpleMoon Creations Adele Suit in Black (featured @ Rock Your Rack)

Shoes – Ricielli Amora Sandals (60L @ TDRF)

Bag – Duh! Big Satchel Black (20L)

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – Label Motion Carola (50L pose pack @ TDRF)

Location – Small Town Green


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Until We Meet Again…

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My pretty, green dress is the latest subscriber gift from DaneMarkZ. I really like the texture and the summery “feel” to it. And this gorgeous ponytail hair is the latest group gift from LeLutka. You get a huge fatpack of colors, so you’re sure to find one you like!

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This creamy skin is Glam Affair’s Livy in the Arctic 05 flavor. You can try your luck to win her for 100L at The Arcade Gacha. My pretty jewelry is a group gift from Baby Monkey, and includes the earrings, necklace, and ring, as well as a HUD with 9 different textures. The applier for my nails is a subscriber gift from {Wicked} Peach, and it includes 6 textures for fingers and toes.

Wicked Peach Advert Wicked Gift

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N-Core Design recently put out these gorgeous shoes as a group gift. The heel is texture-change, and of course, you can change your pedicure. N-Core shoes come with their own feet, but the skin matching system is pretty awesome. I had no trouble at all matching to my pale Glam Affair skin, although I did have to play with the sizing a teensy bit. The water fountain in the background is a group gift from [we’re CLOSED], and my cute Frenchie pup can be found in a gacha at The Chapter Four.

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A few decor items of note… the burger and lemonade meal is a group gift from ISPACHI. You must join the Love to Decorate group to get it (sign is next to the gift). The table, chair, and wall art are a group gift from *ionic*. Both groups are free to join, and there are other gifts for you to snap up while you are in the stores. The Fairy Terrarium and the box with the clipboard, magnifying glass, etc., are also from the Ohmai fairy gacha at The Arcade. The pretty pink rose bush behind the chair is by StoraxTree for The Pier Market. And the payphone on the wall is from the .floorplan. gacha at Kustom9.

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Another view here. Both the record player and the vintage camera are from The Arcade.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Livy Arctic 05 (100L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – LeLutka Lumen (group gift / free to join)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – {Wicked} Peach Wicked Gift (0L / new subscriber gift)

Dress – DaneMarkZ June Maxidress Lime (0L / subscriber gift)

Jewelry – Baby Monkey Tensa (group gift / 250L to join)

Shoes – N-Core Design Ibiza Summer Edition (group gift / 50L to join)

Camera & Pose – {what next}

Shoe pose – K&S Advertise Shoe Poses (49L on the Marketplace)

Close-up pose by Izzie’s

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The Scene…

Build – Scarlet Creative Art Cabin

Fairies – Ohmai Gerbera Fairy Companion, Tulip Fairy Terrarium & Container (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Seated Critters – *ionic* Te leo un cuentito (100L per play gacha)

Pansies – Alouette Hanging Pansies, Single Pansy Planter, Pansy Fence Planter

Dog – Alchemy Doge French Bulldog Spot (100L @ The Chapter Four)

Table, Chair, & Wall Art – *ionic* Everything In Its Right Place (group gift / free to join)

Desk, Stool, & Papers – *ionic* Intento Inflexible (100L per play gacha)

Hanging Lights – *ionic* Luces (curtain) (100L per play gacha)

Food & Drink – ISPACHI Burger Meal (Love to Decorate group gift / free to join)

Fountain – [we’re CLOSED] Water Tap (group gift / free to join)

Phone – .floorplan. Payphone Mint (75L gacha @ Kustom9)

Plant – StoraxTree Vintage Plant Stand Rose Bush Pink (55L @ The Pier Market)

Rug – {what next} Charlotte Rug

Lamp – LISP Bazaar Sofia Chandelier without flames

Old Camera – Apple Fall Vintage France Camera w/Tripod (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Record Player – {vespertine} Summer Road Trip Record Player Sky (50L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Trees by Studio Skye


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Duh! It’s Alice!

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Happy Saturday! Spring has finally sprung (thank goodness!), and I’m enjoying a beautiful day in the garden in this sweet Alice dress and leggings, the April group gift from FA Creations. I think Thumper behind me approves. 😉 I’ve added these cute, straw flats, a brand-new release from Duh! The shoes come in a version for Slink flat feet, as well as a version for regular feet, so no feet have to go without looking so pretty. You also get a HUD with 11 different spring colors… all for only 25L. Oh, and if you’d like to try before you buy, head over to Duh! and grab the free pair in beige in the subscribo. Duh! subscribers should already have received them, but if not, check the history for a redelivery.

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My pretty key necklace is the latest group gift from ::Fabuleux::. If you look real closely, you’ll see the tiny dollar sign. Cute! This gorgeous skin is Nomi, the latest release from Izzie’s. I have worn lots of Izzie’s skins in the past, but the one is by far my favorite; the luscious lips and the eyebrows are really well done. Lots of make-ups included, and Izzie always does a great job on the freckles that we gingers love so much! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Nomi Pale (new release)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Tyr

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Dress & Leggings – FA Creations Alice (group gift / free to join)

Necklace – ::Fabuleux:: Key Necklace (group gift / free to join)

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Straw Flower Slippers (25L)

Poses by Imeka

Location – Izzie’s Mainstore


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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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Pure-ly for Men at The Wash Cart Sale

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Serena has been sick as a dog for the past week, so she asked me to stop by and show you this awesome, mesh suit by .:pure:., which you can pick up at The Wash Cart Sale for just 10L! The sale ends tomorrow, so don’t delay!

My hair is a free subscriber gift from ARGRACE. It comes in a huge fatpack of colors, and there’s also a similar style for women in the box. Finally, my wing tip shoes from GABRIEL have been shown several times here, but they’re a great staple for any SL man’s wardrobe. 🙂

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin & Shape – Bite & Claw Finn Tone 2 (new release)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Hair – *ARGRACE* Minato (0L / subscriber gift)

Suit – .:pure:. NIK Men’s Suit Fawn (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Shoes – ::GABRIEL:: Wing Tips Low Cut (group gift / free to join)

Coffee Cup & Pose by Focus Poses

Location – The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse


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I <3 NY, and I Got Milk!

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Oh my goodness, how is it Friday already?! It seems like this week has just flown by… probably because I’ve been stuck at home with a sick kid… but enough about that! This cute outfit, which includes leggings, sweater, and boots, is the generous Womenstuff Hunt gift from Hawker’s House. The Womenstuff Hunt runs until March 31, and there are some truly fabulous gifts available from 200 amazing designers, all for only 1L each. Some designers are even offering exclusive items which you will only be able to find during the hunt. Trust me, this is one hunt you DO NOT want to miss! 🙂

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This cute updo is a group gift from *Milk* Hair. The group is free to join, and let me just say this: FAT PACK. That’s right, the gift comes in just about every color imaginable! So run… ok, tp… to Milk as fast as you can before you miss this fantastic gift! My fun ring and earrings are Marketplace gifts from .Olive. There is also a bracelet, but I figured it would just hide under my sleeve, so I’m not wearing it (but I did pick it up!). Called Maybe They’re Real, I can’t tell if they look like rocks or some type of reptile skin, but they’re cute – and unusual! – just the same. They also come in a dark gray color with red stones.

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Need nails? I thought these appliers from .::Ceiling::. were fun, and they’re only 1L on the Marketplace! Appliers for your toesies are also included. 😀

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My skin is the lovely Fleur, an new release from Bite & Claw for The Skin Fair. She will be released in the usual B&C 5 tones, but I’m only showing a preview of tones 2 (light) and 4 (dark). I’m typically a fair-skinned girl, but I have to say that tone 4 is really nicely done. There are several make-ups and the usually appliers available for this skin. FWIW, The Skin Fair opened today (March 14), and I’ve been trying to get in all day today with no success. It runs until March 30, so hopefully there will be plenty of time for us all to pay a visit!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Bite & Claw Fleur (featured @ The Skin Fair)

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – *Milk* Hair Oh Cecilia (group gift / free to join)

Earrings – .Olive. Maybe They’re Real Earrings (free gift / 0L)

Ring – .Olive. Maybe They’re Real Ring (free gift / 0L)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – .::Ceiling::. Checkered Nails (1L)

Complete Outfit – Hawker’s House I<3 NY (Womenstuff Hunt Gift / 1L)

Poses by Kirin, Glitterati Poses, and Izzie’s

Location – The Trace


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Sewing Some Wild Oats at The Wash Cart Sale

Bringing you some goodies from The Wash Cart Sale! Today, I’ve got 10L goodies from the Wild Oats cart!

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Wild Oats Ryder Cobalt Blue Dress (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

This pretty, fresh-faced skin is the latest and greatest VIP group gift from BIRDY. The group is only 50L to join, and the gifts are always fabulous. Oh, and if you’re a slink mesh parts wearer like I am, you’ll love the fact that hands/feet appliers are only 1L for the ENTIRE PACK! I kid you not… every, single tone, hands and feet, for 1L. I was so thrilled! 😀

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Left: Wild Oats 93 Stripe Athletic Crop Tee (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Left: Wild Oats White Dottie Prep Skirt Mesh (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Right: Wild Oats Java Dress Mesh Orange (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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Left: Wild Oats Tap Out Shirt (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Right: Wild Oats Moni Boney Free Shoulder Shirt (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Both: Wild Oats Purple  Dottie Jean Shorts (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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Left: Wild Oats Fae Fae Comic  Mesh Dress (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Right: Wild Oats Bowfly Top Red (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Right: Wild Oats Dia Clouds Skater Skirt (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Flair - Nail Hud Add Ons both types Included Set 66

The nail appliers I’m wearing in the post are a free gift from Flair (hands & feet included). There are several gifts out at the store right now, one of which I showed you here last week. So be sure you pick them ALL up! 🙂

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Serena is also wearing…

Skin – BIRDY Maisie Skin ~Pure~ (group gift / 50L to join)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – D!va Mayumi3 Type B

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – Flair Set 66 (free gift / 0L)

Poses by Label Motion, Glitterati Poses, and Diesel Works


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Bullying Stops Here!

I had really hoped to post this yesterday, but for some reason, WordPress was being a stinker, and every time I tried to log into my draft, I wound up in one of Love’s drafts. Weird! I finally gave up and went to bed, but I’m back today to share this news with you!

PurpleMoon Creations is sponsoring the SL version of Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here. The actual Pink Shirt Day was yesterday, February 26, 2014, but… you can continue to support the project until March 4, 2014. If you head over to the PurpleMoon in-world store, you can pick up this cute t-shirt for a minimum 10L donation. More is appreciated, of course, but every Linden counts. And fellas, don’t feel left out because there is also a pink shirt for you! 😉

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From the PurpleMoon web site:

“Bullying can take place anywhere and it’s important to speak up about it. Stand against bullying without saying a word by slipping into a pink T-shirt.” PurpleMoon Creations invites you to wear a specially created mesh pink shirt for males and females and show your support against bullying. A minimum donation of L$10 is required but any higher amounts are appreciated!

Net proceeds from this project will be donated to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund in support of Boys & Girls Clubs Anti-Bullying programs. As of yesterday afternoon, PurpleMoon had raised almost $30kL!

As the mother of a young daughter, bullying is something that worries me every time she goes to school or interacts with others. I remember the “mean girls” when I was young, but sadly, there are so many more and different avenues for bullying nowadays… it really is scary. Many thanks to PurpleMoon Creations for spear-heading this project in SL!

A few more items of note in this post: my super cute, ‘do is a new group gift from Tram. It only comes in this ginger color, but it does include a resizer, so you can fit it to most head sizes. My skin is the Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed which you can find on sale at the PF store. My bracelet (which says “Friends Forever”) is a gacha from NuDoLu, and because Xia said I need to wear glasses more often, I’m wearing these fun Peace Glasses from Fabuleaux (also a gacha). 😉 OH! And my pretty nails are a free gift from Flair. There are several other gifts available on the wall at Flair, so be sure you pick them all up!

Flair - JuicyBomb Nails

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed (75L)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Tram D217 Hair (group gift / free to join)

Glasses – ::Fabuleux:: Peace Glasses Dark Pink (30L gacha)

Necklace – Maxi Gossamer Silver Heart Short

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Mani/Pedi – Flair JuicyBomb Nails (free gift / 0L)

Bracelet – :NuDoLu: Bracelet Elastique Friends (35L gacha)

Shirt – PurpleMoon Creations  Pink Shirt Day Bullying Stops Here (10L minimum donation)

Jeans – :NuDoLu: Jeans du copain Coeur blanc A

Shoes – [monso] My Slip Ons

NDog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – {Imeka~} Neva Pose Pack (50L @ The Chapter Four)

Location – Southern California