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It’s been a hectic past couple of months.  My computer had major issues, which have yet to be resolved, then I moved and started going back to college in my 1st life.  I was also working on my photography.

Speaking of photography, meet my first client, Quinn Quietly.

The clothes she is wearing in the photo are mostly marketplace finds, except for her skin.   She had told me that she used to scoff at the idea of free clothing that were of high quality until she stumbled upon these items in the marketplace one day.   I loved how she put it all together. 

Item-Store-Price

Hair-Faenzo-Uffie in all colors-1L

Jewelry –RealEvil Industries-LUX Celeste set- Free

Skin-Belleza-Cynful Gift-1L

Lingerie-Insolence- Free but I forgot where from, will update once I find out.

Model- QuinnQuietly

Photo- Briseis Stoanes Photography

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bosch/100/192/301 (Free Photography Studio until I can start one of my own)

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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

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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

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Between major computer issues and a nasty cold, it is no wonder that I would be reduced to tears.  Fortunately this is the season to come up with a perfect excuse for the weepies.   But I was instantly cheered when I had walked into Mother Goose’s and found all sorts of fabulous skin freebies as well as a couple of dollarbies.  Wait for your letter to show up on the many lucky boards, or browse the baskets in the back for beautiful skins.  I’m currently wearing “Nadine”, which I can also blame my tears on.  BCC has quite a selection of freebies.  Join their group, and you can enjoy a few of their group gifts (group is free to join by the way) and they have a couple of lucky boards and old hunt items.  My YUKI eye lashes and MICO HULip  gloss for 1L were found there.  I do urge you to check out their non-freebies, because they have some adorable items.  My hair is called “Maya” and you can find this beauty at D!va along with other previous group gifts.  It comes in a variety of colors (color I’m currently wearing is ‘rhodolite’ ) and you can adjust the size and toggle the ribbon on and off as well as change the texture.

I was nosing around the FabFree HQ and I found this lovely Lu dress by Agnes Finney.  If you haven’t heard of the FabFree blog, then I suggest you check it out.  They pretty much do what I’m doing right now, and letting you know where you can get your hands on some free or cheap goodies.  The HQ has almost over 100 freebies that designers have exclusively provided for FabFree, so I’d check that out too, if I were you.

Wearing:

(Item – Name – Designer/Vendor – Prices)

Skin – Nadia – Mother Goose’s – 1L

Lip Gloss – ‘MICO’ HULip – BCC – 1L

Lashes – YUKI Lashes- BCC- 1L

Dress – Lu Dress – Agnes Finney@FabFree HQ – 1L

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Honey Suckle

Put a little spring in your step with this cute little dress that I have found in this awesome store called Multiple Personality Designs.   It comes in a fatpack with 4 other spring friendly colors shown below.

Cedar, Coffee, Quary, and Phlox

They each come with a pair of black ballet flats and you can choose one color for 1L or get the entire pack for 5L.   I could just go on about Multiple Personality Designs, heck even their sim, which the most expensive thing I’ve found so far is 25L  So you can’t go wrong.  (I think the texture store is the only exception)   I even paired them up with some cute accessories.

Every girl should have at least a little bling.

 

You can grab these Splash Bangles by Lunish Cats for free from the Womenstuff Group Gift board located in Maverick Designs and the Princess Necklace came from AR Designs, though I don’t exactly recall where I found it, I assume that it was a free gift from the FabFree HQ.    I thought my free Wynona hair by A&A went well with the whole ensemble.   It comes with a resizing HUD, which also allows you to change your streak color.

Wearing:

Item – Name – Designer/Vendor – Prices

Shape- Chaos Chick (marketplace only)- Gothica

Skin- Sun- Morena- No longer available 😦

Eyes – Tiny Blue Intense Tiny Pupil – Darling+ed – no longer free or available :(

Makeup –2.0 Tattoo Layer Pink/Silver Eyes- Neko Yo/Mystique– 0L

Dress/Shoes – Simply Sweet –Multiple Personality Designs– 1L/5L

Necklace – Princess in Magenta – AR Designs – 0L

Bangles- Splash- Lunish Cats– oL with Womenstuff Group Membership

Hair- Wynona- A&A-0L

Poses- Shelle Gift 1- Mimi Surya-0L

DW Celeste6 – Diesel Works Poses and Animations– FabFree Gift/0L

Photography by Briseis Stoanes on location in Solaria

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I had every intention of posting a few of my freebies (or nearly free) in my first post, but I figured it was wordy enough.   Today one of my little gems is Chaos Chick by *Gothica*

Chaos Chick by *Gothica*

She is a full avatar and comes with everything, you see on her, except for the eyes, and best of all, she was only 1L.  Not only was she such a bargain, but I probably use her shape more than what I have in my growing collection.

A view from behind.

Top, skirt, necklace, arm tattoos.

Her clothes are not normally my style, but I think they are growing on me.

Stockings and shoes. I love the glow.

I like her hair, I really love the fact that the hat is separate.

Sources:

Chaos Chick Avatar (including hair, hat, skin, shape, clothes, necklace, shoes.) – *Gothica* via the Marketplace/1L.

Eyes- MADesigns Eyes_Purpose~ dark fear (color) – KMADD  in world/free with Women’s Stuff group gift/ free membership.

Photography: Briseis Stoanes inside the Glamorize Free Studio

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Hello, Bris here and I just want to welcome you to Running Free with Bris.

I will own up to being a bit of a cheapskate in both Real Life and Second Life. If I can get it for cheap or, better yet, free then I’m one happy camper.  Sadly, when I first started out in SL, it was hard to find anything of decent quality that was in my limited L$ or for free.  It is especially hard for me to find something of good quality that wasn’t just plain trashy.  I strive for class, after all.

Recently, I have set myself on a mission.  That mission was to create an entire wardrobe of free or nearly free clothing.  My spending limit was set to at most 10 L$.  Did I expect it to be easy?  No, I had some pretty realistic expectations of what I was searching for.  I expected to give up before I could even get started.  As it turns out, it was actually easier than I thought.  Sure, it was still pretty challenging, but not impossible.

The first thing I did was that I checked my favorite stores.  Sometimes they have special promos, especially if you are a member of their group.  I absolutely love the stores that have monthly group gifts.  Sascha’s Designs is one example, and I will tell you more about her designs as I blog about my adventures in frugality.

Another thing I did was to get to know the Marketplace.  In the beginning of my mission, it was where I acquired nearly all of my finds.  Go to the left side, choose your category and your price range.  They even have a 0L$-10L$  category, which made my life so much simpler.  It was a little hard for me to find what I was looking for, but you can find a lot of great things in the SL Marketplace for free or cheap.

Lastly, I had discovered hunts.  That was my best discovery in SL.  Hunts are probably the largest source of all my free stuff.  I can’t begin to start on how much I love hunts.  I had even found an awesome little blog called SL Hunts.  They inform you of upcoming hunts that will be happening throughout Second Life.  Also, while I did say most of my free stuff comes from hunts, not all hunt objects are free.  Fortunately, all the non-free ones only cost 1L$ for each gift, so they still fit in with my 0-10 limit.

What I hope to do with this blog is to not only showcase my finds, or to tell you how to get them, but also to introduce all the amazing designers that create them.  Not many are willing to provide such great pieces for so little money, so I’m much more appreciative of those who do.

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