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When I received an invitation to a ball, I was feeling a bit dismayed.  I could not find anything to wear!  Which is silly since my wardrobe consists mostly of formal gowns.  I was going to give in and wear an old favorite until I received a group notice.

I had my gown, but I needed a beautiful do to go with it.  My hair collection is pretty dismal since I get caught up in buying clothes.  Fortunately, my friend Atherina Rhapsody updated me on all the gifts I had missed, and I learned that Truth was giving out this beautiful updo to subscribo members.   On Sascha’s blog, they do mention a bun that was made to go with the gown by AVOKI, you can read more about it here.   To feel even more glamorous, I topped the whole look off with my Jaded Cherry make up by Glamorize.  It is probably my favorite makeup store, and they have fab items from 1L to 25L.

I am also wearing a new shape that was created by Yours Truly.   It is my “Holly Day” shape that I had intended to present as a Christmahanakwanzakah present, but sadly I wasn’t able to.  I do plan on giving it out, and until I can make it easier, just send me a message, or (even better) drop a notecard.  It fits most standard sized mesh items, but it is modifiable so you can tweak it to your liking.  🙂   Cinderella has nothing on me now.  Let’s just hope I don’t lose a shoe.

Skin: Mother Goose’s: 0L  Lucky board gift

Shape: Briseis Stoanes: Holly Day: 0L

Hair: Truth: Happy: 0L Subscribo gift

Gown: Sascha’s Designs: Avi Awards Gift: 0L for all until Jan 15 then group only: 50L group fee

Make up: Glamorize: Jaded Cherry: 1L

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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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