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Hello Again

Sadly, I don’t have another update.  I do have everything almost organized,  and I have tons of new stuff.  Sadly with me when it’s one thing it’s another.  Either my video card or mother board is trying to die on me.  Whenever I’m in SL, my screen goes black and I get this little message that tells me that my display driver stopped working.   I’m trying to figure out what to do next, but  SL me is happy to finally get a break. 

 

Lately, I’ve noticed a few stores that offer freebies to newbies.  I would love to see what they have myself, but SL me is over 30 days old.  I’ve been on the hunt for other newbies and took it upon myself to show them these stores.   I did find one and she is currently seeing what all she can get into.   I’m hoping she’ll figure out how to take snap shots, since I’m unable to stay in game long enough to help.   Expect some updates in that area.

 

My hair and skin in the photo are free.  Hair is from A&A in the Marketplace and Skin by Mynerva, free gift but group is 50L the last time I checked.  My lip make up is a free wearable Demo from M.O.C.K    Almost all their make up has one wearable demo, so check it out.   I’d link these normally, but I admit to feeling a bit lackadaisical today.  I may come back and put up links.

Hiatus

Even Second Life me balks at the task at hand.

 

Whenever there is a hunt, I tend to go a little crazy and get so focused on snatching up the gifts that I tend to forget to stop and actually sort through them.  Sometimes I get distracted by free gifts or the group updates informing me of some sale or freebie.  Now my entire inventory is filled with past gifts that I never got around to opening.   I have decided to take a hiatus, not that I update very often anyway, to actually open and organize all of my items.   I have no idea how long it will take since my First Life is very hectic and my time on Second Life tends to be very brief.   It will take awhile since I have hunt gifts from all the way back in December that I never even bothered to sort.   All in all, it is a very big mess in my inventory and I have to go through it all.  On top of that, I’m going to have to sort through the stuff that I had since ’09 to see what I keep and what will go.  Too bad there are no yard sales in the virtual world.*  I hope to have a new system figured out as well.

*Disclaimer:  I am fully aware of the copyright reasons behind why we don’t resell items of another designer.  I am also aware that it is pretty shady to charge for an item that you get free.   The disclaimer is targeted to those who may not get that I was joking and to save them the time they would take to explain it.

Vintage Fair Diva

I was having a lag-tastic day at the Vintage Fair (in part because of computer issues), so I could only shop for a few minutes before I had to log off and repeat the process.   I did finally manage to score a few bits to share.  The lovely dress I’m wearing is the Fishtail Gown by 1-800-BETTIE’s Vintage Clothing, and it only cost me 10L.  The store has quite a few lovely outfits for 10L, including the one I’m wearing below.

Day Suit in blue with MESH Black Spectator Pumps

NV Corsetry had provided a beautiful Black and White Tartan MESH Corset as a free gift for the event.

I paired it with a v-neck shirt that was a old Kennedy’s group gift for Womenstuff,  a pair of black MESH skinny jeans from Multiple Personality Designs that were 1L, and my favorite Leopard print stiletto shoes from StarChild (free group gift).

(Item – Name – Designer – Price)

Gown – Fishtail Gown Pink- 1-800-BETTIES Vintage Clothing @ Vintage Fair- 10L
Suit – Day Suit Blue –   – 10L

Corset – Black and White Tartan Corset MESH – NV Corsetry @ Vintage Fair – Free Gift

Jeans – Black MESH Skinny Jeans – MPD – 1L

Shoes – Black Spectator Pumps –  1-800-BETTIES Vintage Clothing@ Vintage Fair – 10L

Leopard Print Stilettoes – StarChild – Free Group Gift

Skin – Summer – JeSyLiLO – Free Group Gift

Hair – Diva Vintage Hair black – TuTy’s via Marketplace– 18oL

Changes

A quick post to let you know of some changes to my blog.

– Name change:  “Running Free with Bris” was never really doing it for me.  It was the only thing I could come up with at the time, so I just went with it.  I’ve always called myself a “Frugal Fashionista”, so I decided that would be the name of this blog.  It flows so much better.

– Header:  For obvious reasons, but I also wanted a different look.  I may change the background image someday, but it’s not my #1 priority.  Credit for all of the pretty (except font) goes to Shabby Princess.

Changes to happen in the near future:

-Photography Section:  I’ve been wanting to post all of the photos I have taken in Second Life, but just never bothered to create a section for them.   A bunch of them will mostly be rejects from when I photographed clothing for my blog.  Some may be test photos of random things in SL as I explore this hobby.  I will most likely share any old thing that I like.  I hope to have this done within the next day or so.

-Articles:  Huge maybe on this one, but I would like to expand on this blog some more with tips, reviews, designer/store showcases, etc.   Be a little more than just a “Lookie at what I found, because it’s cheap/free!” blog.  It would all depend on my free time as well.

-Wall of Awesome: Since I dedicated nearly a entire paragraph for this one designer, I thought it would be cool to have a page dedicated to those who make Second Life a more awesome place.  I am still ironing out the details on what you would need to accomplish in order to go on there, but I find a lot of people awesome for many different reasons, so I probably won’t be so choosy.

There are a lot more that I had planned, but I am taking baby steps.  I just want to make this blogging experience enjoyable as well as meaningful.  Stay tuned for some awesomeness that I plan on bringing your way. 🙂

Exhausted

The 1st Life me is pretty much like this too.

I’ve had a crazy month and while it is still a bit hectic, I can actually afford some quality time in my favorite virtual world.  Just in time too since there’s the Vintage Fair (WOOHOO!!!) and The Wash’s Biannual Cart Sale going on.  I will be broke, but with a extensive wardrobe.   I already did some shopping in the Vintage Fair, but I will tell you more about that later.

For now I just want to take the time to give props to a store called Vanguard.  I recently purchased an item that looked great in the photo, but not so great when I was wearing it.  So I sent a note card to the owner, not expecting a refund because, like most SL stores, their policy was not to refund unless you accidentally bought a duplicate.  Not too long after I had sent the notecard, the owner contacted me with an apology and she also refunded me despite her policy.   Thanks Rollyn for your awesome customer service. 🙂

Anyway, I’m going my merry way to spend my money on awesomeness.

I won’t be as wordy in this post, though I know people don’t come here to read my rambling.  I haven’t been updating due to computer issues and real life business that had to come before my Second Life.   I pretty much managed to steal some time to hang out in my favorite virtual world and score this wonderful freebie.  You’ll find the credit/prices/description if you click on the pictures.  They should link you to the flickr page and you’ll find everything in the description.  Yes, I own up to laziness.

NOTE: There is a 150L fee to join the Vinyl Cafe group.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millage%20Valenti/238/105/22

Yes, I’m posting more than one post in one day, a miracle. It is always sad to hear of a store in SL closing it’s doors.  COCO & CO will be closing in a couple of weeks and everything is either on sale or for free.  You can find the freebies on the second floor and they have some nice accessories and an adorable outfit available.  {essences} also has a free skin up as a group gift.  I mentioned in a previous post that May was the best month for finding free hair and I’m wearing one of the many designs offered up by Exile.

(Item – Name – Designer – Price)

Outfit & Accessories – Julliet – COCO & CO– oL

Hair – Karena – Exile -0L

Skin – Alexia – {essences} – 0L

Poses by Bent