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clandestine coffee call

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what i’m wearing:
skin: Glam Affair – Ellie NEW! @ uber
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ My love hair NEW! @ Collabor88
coat: .: ryvolter :. Blanca Leather Trench NEW! @ uber
bag: *LpD* – *Tilde* Bag
shoes: NX-Nardcotix Liz Stiletto
stockings: Maitreya appliers by Zaara @ Maitreya
necklace: P.C; Bijou Pearls (link needs confirmation)
earrings: LaGyo_Alice earrings
watch (l): [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_PRIDE
bracelet (r): Noodles – Initial Bracelet NEW! @ faMESHed
ring (l): (Yummy) Ombre Ring NEW! @ Collabor88
ring (r): LaGyo_Mother’s pearl big ring
sunglasses: [LeLutka]-GARBO shades
poses: oracul

clickety click

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I’m so very excited to see Laqroki back in the biz. I’ve worn Laqroki skins for the  majority of my sl. I’m quite taken with the new Glam Affair skin from my last post, but the temptation was too strong, I had to try one of the new Laqroki skins. Their new skin line is called The Fresh and Essential Skins and features Mix and Match; all facial features are on tattoo layers, which makes it possible to create your own unique look!  I haven’t had time to play around with it like I’d like to but I am very curious to mix and match and see what sorts of looks I can come up with. Here are some great examples of the different looks you can create  from the Laqroki Blog. Laqroki has also released body appliers for Slink Mesh Physique, and Maitreya Mesh Body, Lara. (They have appliers for the new Fresh and Essential Skins and the Glow skins from before as well…yay!!!)  The appliers are yours for FREE the first week after release ❤
*(Regular prices will be set 9 Febuary, 1 AM SLT)

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Giz Seorn of GizzA Creations’ new Collection, The Frida Inspiration Gown is a true masterpiece. Inspired by the works of  legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, this gown is rich in Mexican culture. Vibrant, eye-catching red and yellow hues throughout, and the skirt adorned with images of two of *Diego Rivera‘s most famous pieces of work, “Mercado de flores” and “The Flower Seller”.  A beautifully detailed rose headpiece and a hand-held lily flower (with and without pose options) complete the look. The lily flower is not shown in this post, but here are a couple of amazing pictures that I found on the blog Urban Legends by Natsumi Kangjon if you’d like to see it. 🙂

*Diego Rivera was a very prominent Mexican artist who was married to Frida Kahlo. If you’re not familiar with his work you should google him…it really is brilliant. Special thanks to Miss Xaqueline Seda for her knowledge on art history and Mexican culture. ❤︎

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*Contrary to popular belief castanets are not used in the Flamenco…nor are they Mexican, but Spanish instruments. I really love them with this outfit though. I found these on the marketplace, created by Una Daxter. When the left one is attached the action begins lol. You can hear the click click sounds and your avi does a funny little Flamenco-like dance..GREAT for driving your friends insane! For the pics I copied the right one and just used two rights because she wouldn’t even stay still on the pose stand when I attached the left…she was clickety-clickin’ all over the place.

skin: LAQ ~ Mirabelle Fresh skin – NEW!!! Worn with Glam Affair Leah Lipstick and Izzie’s Cat Eyeliner
body, hands & feet: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands & Feet
hair: TRUTH HAIR Esther NEW!!! @ Uber
Dress and Headpiece: GizzA – Frida Inspiration Gown – NEW!!!
necklaces: LaGyo_Kenya multi-strand necklace
bangles (l&r): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLES/Marrakesh
earring: ZC (Zaara): Sarayi painted hoops
ring (l): LaGyo_Bizarre flower ring
ring (r): Glam Affair – Gipsy Ring
shoes: (not visible but there!) Slink Priscilla Plateau Heels
Castanets: ::Una:: by Una Daxter on Marketplace, here.
poses: *ES* (Essential Soul) Flamenco

frilly – (updated)

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”
Bo Derek

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I’ve changed the url for the tres blah Frilly dress. You can find it in the main store or on the marketplace, both links listed below. I apologize for the error..I hope it didn’t cause anyone any grief. ❤︎pp

what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Romy skin
body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 Mesh Body
hair: NO.MATCH_NO.DRINK. New!!!
dress:  New! -tb- Frilly Dress on marketplace sl here!
shoes: New! fri. – Opal Shoes
necklace: (Yummy) Heart Locket
earrings: [ glow ] studio – Little Cross Earrings
bracelets: [MANDALA] Pearl Rain
poses: oracul poses

Dandy Lady

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GizzA Creations introduces their newest haute couture creation, Dandy Lady. Create limitless looks with this two-piece ensemble, or wear it as intended for a formal, straight-off-the runway look. Dandy Lady consists of a mesh floor-length skirt, a mesh jacket that when worn alone shows off your best assets, and a system-layer bra if you’re feeling modest, which, I wasn’t. 🙂 Also included is a black hat (not worn in this post, but can be seen here), and matching t-strap heels, to be worn with Slink‘s high feet. (feet not included)

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what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Lauren skin @ Uber
hands & feet: Slink AvEnhance Female Hands & Feet
hair: Vanity Hair:Piano Bar New!
outfit & shoes: GizzA – Dandy Lady New!
hat/headpiece: -Glam Affair- Queen of Roses Black Soul
earrings & necklace: *[MANDALA] Lotus Earrings & Necklace
ring (l): P.C; Times Square Ring –  found on marketplacesl, here.
knuckle duster (r): (NS) Cluster-Fcuk Knuckles – marketplacesl, here.
poses: PosESion poses @ kustom9

provocatively posh

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This is my second post in a row without wearing my Slink Mesh Physique, and I am ready to put it back on. There are some system clothes that I’ve missed wearing, some of my favorite pieces to layer with. Particularly COCO‘s Bow Shirt.  I’ve seen some beautiful mesh bow shirts but I run into the same problem while trying to layer over them..they come through the top layer of clothing. So for now  there will be occasional posts where I’m not wearing my Slink Physique.

If you’re a purse fanatic like myself you must check out [DDL]. They have a nice selection of purses, satchels, clutches etc. They carry other accessories as well plus some really cute ready to wear items. Join their group, for free I might add, and pick up the beautiful jewelry gifts on the main counter. They have an in-world store and one on the marketplace as well (here). I found that the in-world  store carried a wider selection of their products and more color choices for certain items also. Click here to visit the [DDL] Facebook page for a quick look at   some of Melina Anatine’s beautiful, well-made creations.

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Before forking out big bucks on eyeglasses, check the marketplace! I found a plethora of them for 1-5 $L and a handful of really cute freebies as well. I understand sometimes you fall in love with an amazing Gos pair and you don’t have a choice but to spend the L$. But if it’s just a simple, cute pair of glasses you’re searching for, try the T.C. Kawaii Glasses; only 1L$ at the Erovi Marketplace Store, here.

what i’m wearing;
skin: -Glam Affair – Lauren @ Collabor88
hair: TRUTH HAIR Aida NEW!
dress: [NV] Cary Dress
shirt: *COCO*_BowShirt
tights: !Nayar – Fishnet and Lace (low rise) Leggings
boots: Maitreya – Thigh High Boots
glasses: T.C. Kawaii Glasses Erovi Marketplace store
earrings: LaGyo_Mother’s pearl earrings
ring (l): LaGyo_Mother’s pearl big ring
ring (r): [MANDALA] Motsumame Ring
watch:  [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_PRIDE
bracelet: Armidi Gisaci – Triple Pearl Bracelet
bag: [DDL] Instant Crush or click here to visit item’s listing in marketplace sl.
poses: Infiniti Elegance Poses

miami nights

Is it just a dream?
Everything’s alright
Don’t wanna wake up
From these Miami nights
-Dirt Nasty featuring Kesha

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Alaskametro has added some awesome new items to her collection. She is revamping a lot of her creations from the “prim era” so that they can be worn as appliers on mesh bodies…yay! The metallic Giselle II bikini is one of her newest revamps.

Paired with wide legged Miami Linens from BOOM! and the FREE Group Gift hair from Tableau Vivant I thought it was a very glam, sexy and sophisticated look. It made me think of something you would see a star wearing in paparazzi photos.

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The Tableau Vivant FREE Group Gift hair is what I like to call a “high-end gift”..and we all know that those are the extremely nice, well made gifts that we would actually buy at full price, or maybe even one that we would want to buy at full price but couldn’t afford, lol.  The gift includes different HUD’s to give you the choice of every color possible and it is just beautiful. Thank you so much Miss Marilyn Magic!

Oh, and did I mention there is no fee to join the group? Just click here and tp to Tableau Vivant, join the group and then pick up your Free Gift. ❤

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~The Giselle II Bikini by Alaskametro~

The Giselle II Bikini is available in 3 metallic colors; gold, silver, and bronze. This revamped version of the classic wraparound bikini comes in system layers for classic avatars, and also includes the following appliers for your favorite mesh body parts; Slink Physique Applier, #themeshproject installer,  Omega Applier (Omega will work on Lolas and many other mesh breasts including G. Inc., Perfect Body, Wowmeh, Luck Inc., Belleza Venus, Brazilia Eve, Kitties Lair and [BANNED] ) Click here to check all other mesh breast compatibilities.

Click here to go directly to the alaskametro marketplace store and pick up your Giselle II bikini today! At only 25 linden a piece hopefully you won’t have to bother with choosing a color and can just pick up all 3! ❤

what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Artemis
body, hands & feet: Slink Physique Mesh Body Hands & Feet
hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Group Gift hair – FREE!!!
sunglasses: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] She’s Like A Star Glasses (with HUD that gives you 12 different color options!)
top: alaskametro Giselle II bikini Gold
sweater tied around shoulders: tram -J.I cardigan
pants: *BOOM* Miami Linens
necklace, earrings & ring (r): Glam Affair Lux Set @ Collabor88
bangles (l): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE from the Lobeke Bangle Set
cuff (r): MG – Bangles – San Remo
ring (l): ISON – safari tribe ring
handbag: Maitreya Leather Satchel
boots: Maitreya August Ankle Boots
poses: Del May

after-hours

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This post has been a long time in the making because real life seems to be keeping me pretty busy. Doesn’t rl know I have a second life to live?? Sheesh!

Poppy is looking business chic with her briefcase and mon tissu glasses. The top and belt are part of GizzA’s new creation, the Nicola Gown. It’s originally a formal gown, as seen here, but you can also wear the pieces separately to create your own unique look.

~click here for taxicab to GizzA Creations Main Store!~

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Let down your hair, lose the jacket, lose the specs (or not) and this look easily transforms into an after-hours look. Great for role-play 🙂 Or if you want to “sex it up” a bit more you can always go a length or two shorter on your skirt (shown below wearing the mini length). The Maitreya Mesh Pencil skirts come in a variety of lengths and colors to fit anybody’s style.

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If you’re looking for well-made applier clothing and accessories you must go to Izzie’s! There you will find several different gloves, stockings, lingerie, manis’ and pedis’…the list goes on and on and continues to grow. If you’re not in-world, Izzie’s creations (along with some killer dollarbies) can also be found on her marketplace store, here!

Below; the lovely accessories used in this post. All credits and links can be found in the “what i’m wearing” list.

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what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Romy skin
body, hands and feet: Slink Physique Mesh Body, hands, and feet
hair: updo-Magika [Hair] Honest long-Magika [Hair] Tomorrow
top: GizzA – Nicola Gown [Burgundy] Halter Top NEW!
belt: GizzA – Nicola Gown [Burgundy] Mesh Belt [NonRig – MOD]
jacket: *COCO*_JacketOverShoulders
skirt: Maitreya Mesh Pencil Skirt Lth2 2nd pictured Maitreya Mesh Mini Skirt
stockings: Blushed Seamed pantyhose for Slink Physique marketplace (I highly recommend these for the slink physique! Some of the best I’ve found so far!)
gloves: Izzie’s Short Leather Gloves applier hud – Also available on marketplace, here.
boots: Maitreya Radical Boots (I am in love❤)
earrings: [MANDALA] Lotus Earrings
watch and bracelets (l): [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE
bracelet (r): GizzA – Pearl Set White Bangles New!
ring (l): LaGyo_Malika triple ring
ring (r): LaGyo_Mother’s pearl big ring
travel clutch: 22769 ~ [accessories] Travellers Clutch
clutch (second look): Emery – Non-Rigged Mesh Clutch Samantha Latte
briefcase: oyasumi / briefcase brown/black
phone: [ Z U L U ] Phone 5 Black Mesh
glasses: {mon tissu} Favorite Readers
poses: marukin – no lm found 😦

FREE gifts!

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Hi friends 🙂 I’ve been dying to play sl! I haven’t logged in for a few days and I think I’m going through withdrawal, lol. I’ve been trying not to think of all the good deals I’ve missed out on. I did, however, manage to snag a couple of premium, top notch freebies before I left and yay!..they are still available!

Valentina E. is the sponsor for the ladies’ group gift of this faMESHed round. I didn’t realize how many of their outfits I had in my inventory. Their creations are absolutely amazing..I would put them in the highest category as far as how beautiful and well made their things are..I’m talking in the same category as Lelutka, Celoe, Maitreya..have a scroll through their blog and see if you agree, or better yet, go ahead and tp there and see firsthand! After you go to faMESHed and pick up the Valentina E. FREE gift that is.  Oh, and did I mention that the faMESHed group is actually FREE to join?? That’s refreshing to hear 🙂

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The above picture shows the Mandala Billionaire Watch set that I spoke of in my last post, here, in silver. The iPhone is by [ZULU] and I found it on the marketplace, here. This is the most realistic phone that I’ve seen in second life. I’m sure there are some just as nice, possibly even nicer, that I haven’t seen..but I love this phone. I can wear it with my a/o and the phone animations still work nicely. You can use the hud to text, talk on the phone, or take a selfie. Really cute animations too. It would be a good AFK animation..just click the button on the hud to text or talk and then go do your thang’.

The phone comes with a phone for your left hand, a left hand hud, a phone for your right hand, and a right hand hud. The background is customizable so you can put your own pic there if you like. You can also use the regular iPhone screenshot that comes with the phone. Directions for adding your own pic are in the package and it’s super simple. You just put your phone in edit mode (you can do this while it’s attached to you) and add the pic you want as your iPhone background into the phone’s “contents”. You may need to delete the previous texture to get your’s to show. If it’s the texture of the regular iPhone screenshot be sure and save it somewhere..your “textures” folder would probably be a good place :p

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The black thigh-high boots are New from Maitreya. These rigged-mesh boots are available in 9 colors suede, 9 colors soft leather (shown in this post), and 9 colors of ‘special’ leathers (3 patent, 3 crocodile and 3 snake leathers). They also come in discounted mini packs of 3 colors each!

Click here for a taxicab to Maitreya to check out their new Fall items!
Click here to shop Maitreya’s marketplace store.

 

what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Artemis
body: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands & Feet
teeth: [whatever]
eyeliner: *League* Classic Wing EyeLiner
lashes: [LeLutka]-Photoshoot II Lashes
lipstick: -Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 17
hair: tulip. Bethany
jacket: :V.e. Celine Jacket M Ocean FREE! Group Gift @ faMESHed!
skirt: Blokc Asym Skirt
scarf: Mutresse Sequined Scarf- FREE! subscribo gift!
bra & panties: Avanti (marketplacesl) Sexy Little Things SLink Physique Applier
stockings: Blushed Creations – Seamed Pantyhose Applier for Slink Physique
boots: Maitreya – Thigh High Boots
earrings: =DeLa*= Earrings “Lloyd”
necklace: Pure Poison – Greek Necklace
bangle bracelet (r): =DeLa*= Bangle “Lloyd”
watch (l): [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_PRIDE
ring (l): {me.} Aster Ring – Blue Sea
ring (r): [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple (worn on thumb)
handbag: Emery Uber Bag
sunglasses: MONS / Rounded Sunglasses
phone: [ Z U L U ] Phone 5 Black Mesh – [ZULU] marketplacesl
poses: everglow

GREECE is the word

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August 8th was Collabor88‘s 3rd birthday, so this past month’s Odyssey-themed collection was one of the biggest and best in their history..and you still have 5 more days to shop! You really don’t want to miss August’s collection, and remember, some of the items are exclusive to the event so when it’s gone it’s gone. (dabs a tear from my eye thinking of Illmatic’s Frenchie hair from a C88 that I missed..i’ve searched high and low for it, even contacting the creator, but I never heard anything, *sniffs*) True, there are some items that are or will be available in their main stores when this collection is taken down IN 5 DAYS, but you won’t get it for the discounted price that Collabor88 offers. For example, Mandala’s Billionaire Watch set is there right now, all colors available, for 40% off of it’s original price. Jus’ sayin’. 😉

~taxicab to Collabor88~

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In keeping with the Odyssey theme I thought I’d check out a few Greek sims. I found a few that were very beautiful, and I enjoyed getting out of my photo orb and exploring some of the grid. The photos in this post were taken at Myrmidons Empire. You can see by the first picture why I chose it. It’s a great place to explore, I didn’t even get to see all of it, and the whole place is one big photo opp.  I took a record-breaking amount of pictures there, lol.

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I thought the [whatever] Gladiator Shoes (close-up of front and back pictured below) tied in quite nicely with the whole Greek/Odyssey theme. These are Free to members of the [whatever] group. There is a fee to join, but they have very high quality gifts. When you receive your membership don’t forget to pick up all of their past gifts on a wall in the front of the store.

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~taxicab to [whatever] and get your FREE gifts!~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Alex} Summer03
body: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands, and Feet
hair and head bands: Lamb. Pandora Collabor88
dress: =Zenith=Athena mini dress Collabor88
shoes: [whatever] Gladiator Shoes and Harnesses, blush- Group Gift!
earrings, necklace & bracelets: [MANDALA]Odyssey-Zeus @ Collabor88
arm bracelet: .: vive nine :. Lua Arm Bracelet
ring (l): [ glow ] studio Pratis Ring
ring (r): LaGyo_Metis ring
poses: Kirin Pose Packs, Athena and Hera; Imeka Pose Pack  Hestia. All poses can be found at Collabor88 for only 5 more days!
location: Myrmidons Empire

gingersnap

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I mentioned this skin, Alex in my last post. I got it at last month’s kustom9 in a Gacha machine. I knew from the picture that I would love it and I do. Even the red is growing on me. I finally found some more Alex skins, though, so I can have my normal coloring back now. I haven’t been able to find Alex in Essences, so I don’t know if it will end up in the main store, or if it will just be a special “event” and/or gift skin. I think it’s so pretty that they will have it in the store eventually… fingers crossed!

To get Alex with your choice of brow color (and all the other bells and whistles) now, you can find 3 beautiful versions at Uber. I’ll feature them in my next post, so stay tuned for that.

If you haven’t heard of Uber, it’s a new monthly themed event owned by Truth Hawks and managed by Miss Kaelyn Alecto. This month’s theme has been Vacation and features creations from 35 of second life’s top designers. Strawberry Singh has a post, here, with a list of the designers and links to pictures of their Uber items.

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I had fun with the accessories in this little “ensemble”. The beaded [glow studio] Mauri earrings and the New Biarritz Beaded Collar from MG look like a set together. You can wear this necklace in a variety of colors. Simply touch (click on) the necklace to bring up an appearance menu. You can find it at faMESHed this month, along with it’s actual matching earrings, and many other irresistable items.

The gladiator sandals are New from Tee*fy and if they look familiar, they were introduced in last month’s collabor88 Safari selection. I haven’t been yet for this month, but I just looked at one of my favorite blogs, Seraphim, and now I’m foaming at the mouth to go. It’s c88‘s 3rd birthday and there are a ton of designers participating..maybe all of them..and then some! My heart is literally pounding I’m so excited to go lol. I don’t think that’s normal is it?? Never mind.

If you’re not familiar with the second life blog Seraphim, you need to be! It is a constant on my bookmark bar. They always posts pictures of every item in more events and gifts than would seem humanly possible. It’s great for checking out event items without dealing with the lag, or during a time when you’re unable to log on to sl.

~click here to check out all of August’s Collabor88 items on Seraphim~
~click here for taxicab to Collabor88~

This post is far longer than I meant for it to be, but I can’t sign off without commenting on the amazing manicure and pedicure appliers for Slink hands and feet from beauty by alaskametro. A huge variety of rich beautiful colors..they make me think of OPI polishes. 10 Linden Each!!!! What?? I couldn’t believe it and I’m going to buy everything she makes before she realizes how much more people would pay for it! Just kidding..well..not really. I’m unable to find an in-world store so I’m assuming the only way to get it is to shop marketplace sl. If you’d like to try before you buy she’s offering the free applier below..a sample of her beautiful work and 7 free colors! Thank you very much Miss Alaska Metropolitan, creator of  alaskametro<3.

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~Click here to visit the beauty by alaskametro marketplace sl store~
~Click here to go directly to the FREE alaskametro applier on marketplace sl~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Alex09} *medium01* ginger Gacha! (rare)
hair: [LeLutka]-LUMEN hair – AuburnHaze
eyes: [theSkinnery] Maple eyes
eyelashes: [ glow ] studio – Innocent. eyelashes – intensive (prim)
dress: Emery Dress Kenya
shoes: Tee*fy Sienna Gladiator Sandal New! (Slink flat feet required)
necklace: MG – Necklace – Biarritz Beaded Collar – texture changing – New!
earrings: [ glow ] studio – Mauri earrings (silver/teal)
bracelets (l): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh C
bracelets (r): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh B
ring: (on right thumb) [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple
clutch: {SMS} Envelope Clutch (group gift)
manicure & pedicure: beauty by alaskametro<3 SLINK manicure and pedicure appliers – “Swoon” (marketplace, here)
poses: everglow