About Vernice

I'm a pose makin, picture takin, sweet and fun girl who blogs in her downtime and has the best family and friends any virtual girl could ask for.

Back to Business

Shangri-La-3-18-2014

I have missed blogging and I hope you’ve missed me too because as long as this urge lasts you’re stuck with me.  Photography has almost always been a part of my SL and lately I have seen some really great pieces and I so desperately want to learn the techniques to make better images.  Any tips or tutorial links in the comments are much appreciated.

Most of what I am wearing is from the current March 2014 “Back to Business” round of Collabor 88.  Credits are available after the cut.

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Gorgeous Mesh Hair from Elikatira

I’m really excited about mesh and this hair is one of the many reasons why I wish more people would update their viewers and embrace mesh.  For a long time I’ve always really been irritated about how our side braids or even longer hairstyles were forever going through our shoulders.  NO MORE!

Vernice Burks 2-8-2012

 

Here’s just a quick rundown of the styling credits:

New skin for me and my new daily is from Filthy.
The eyes are my normal from Poetic Colors and the lashes are really the best I’ve found and can be found at FTL.
The gorgeous jewelry is from Amorous, if you haven’t been to this store you will not be disappointed.
This sweater dress can be found at Addict and really is a must have for the coming spring.

52 Weeks of Color – Coral

Shangri La Style 1-15-2012

When Luna announced the color of coral I didn’t find anything coral in my inventory so I was left browsing the tons and tons of items on market.   I pleasantly came across this skirt which I purchased.  I hadn’t realized how long it was and when I put it on I knew the Coral pumps from Hucci that I had weren’t going to work so I went to find a shirt instead.  I ended up coming across this cute top from The Sea Hole but with the shape of the neckline and style of shirt with the skirt it wasn’t working… paired with this white crop jacket though, it’s perfect.  Then was the dilemma of shoes… at this point I’d already purchased the skirt and top so I was hoping to find boots in my inventory and I tried on a few pairs before it clicked. “I KNOW WHAT BOOTS!” I blurted out to my mom and co-blogger.

Details after the cut.

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It Girl – Part 2

Yesterday I blogged this gorgeous new hair and today I wanted to go ahead and give you the full dose.  I had paired the Blacklace corset with a pair of jeans and these sexy black boots.  If you look closely at the corset it in this photo it looks a bit different and that’s because I’ve detached the sculpt attachment and let just the detailing of the system layer corset show.  As I mentioned yesterday this corset is only available for another week, that is until 1-13-2012 and after that will be discontinued permanently.

Shangri La Style 1-6-2012

Hair: Milana
Skin: Dutch Touch
Corset: Blacklace
Jeans: Cynful
Necklace: Addict
Boots: N-Core
Pose: fri.day
The background is a Photoble from MudHoney.

It Girl – LOTD

I’ve been kinda in a odd place with my av.  I like her appearance don’t get me wrong but 2+ years wearing the same skin gets boring.  Thing is, there is no skin I love more than the Jolie skin from Dutch Touch on my avatar.  When I put a different skin on her, she doesn’t doesn’t feel like “me” anymore so I’m sticking with it for awhile longer.  I did go for a bit of a hair color change though and I’m totally loving this “new” me.

Please don’t overlook this absolutely gorgeous corset I am wearing either that’s only available 50% off until 1/13/2012 at Blacklace before it is permanently discontinued.  Don’t miss out on your chance to pick it up before it’s gone or you’ll be missing out for good.

Shangri La Style 1-5-2012

Hair: Milana
Skin: Dutch Touch
Corset: Blacklace
Necklace: Addict

PS. A huge thank you to Gogo for helping me get rid of those stupid lines on my images and the awful jaggy shadows.

52 Weeks of Color – Champagne

As many of you know, Luna Jubilee, started a 52 week of color challenge last year and each week bloggers were given a new color.  I think I got about 8 of the weeks and kept meaning to catch up and eventually decided there was no way I could pull it off.  Needless to say I was a happy girl when I saw that she was giving slackers like me another year to redeem themselves so without further holdup lets get this rolling.

Week One: Champagne

Shangri La Style 1-5-2012

Dress: Celoe – Group Gift
Hair: Elikatira – Collabor88
Skin: Dutch Touch
Jewelry: Amorous
Shoes: Lelutka

 

PS. I know this was probably my laziest blog post to date but I took this photo weeks ago and just now got to editing it up.  (Conveniently just in time for the new cycle of color challenges.)  Also, fair warning… my next post is going to be pretty lazy as well because that photo is from the same day I took this one so same situation. ❤

Happy Labor Day, America!

For Americans, Labor Day is a day to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers.  I don’t know much more about it except that when I was a kid it always meant a day off school which was awesome!
Shangri La Style 9-5-2011

This blog post really came out of nowhere when I was texture shopping at Distressed, located on the Eternidad sim, and saw the adorable landscaping.  As I looked out across the field I spotted this swingset and hopped on in exactly what I was wearing for a photo.  Then I thought I may as well blog it since I had the photo and pretty cute look already done. Continue reading

Grammar Tips & Tricks

I’m not writing this post to be some kind of big jerkface or anything.  I am writing it because I have been asked by a few people on Plurk who genuinely do not understand the proper use of words I will be discussing below.  Writing this does not mean that I am correct 100% of the time so if I ever make a mistake in a post don’t shoot me down.

There, their, and they’re.

Just a few tips to keep in mind to keep these straight. You will use there when referring to a place whether a physical place or abstract.  There are two examples below.

Your shoes are over there on the floor. or There are so many fashion blogs!

Moving along.. to decipher when to use their you need to remember when using this form it implies a particular noun possesses the thing you are referring to.

Their clothes were all over the floor.  In that sentence we use their because the clothes belong to someone.

Finally, we will look at they’re. Words with an apostrophe all work pretty similar.  It’s important to think logically about what you are putting it in place of.

They’re at the mall. This implies that a group of people are involved. It can only be used as a subject (who or what does the action) or a verb (the action itself). They’re closing the mall at 6 tonight.

Your, You’re

When you are trying to use these be mindful that any time you want to use you’re you could easily replace you are in that sentence.

Example:  I hope you’re going to buy new news for the wedding, I really want to go shopping with you.

Anytime that rule wouldn’t fit then you’re going to use the your variation. Example: Your shoes are awesome, I wish I would have gone shopping with you.

Its and It’s.

These work very similar to the your and you’re statements above. When you say the sentence without the apostrophe it should make sense. It’s can be replaced with “it is” or “it has” so be careful to not use it incorrectly.

Its implies something is “of” or “belonging to”.

That store is known for its awesome sales.

It’s not my fault she was late because she lost her keys.  Pay attention to the use of it’s and how it could say:  It is not my fault… instead of using the ‘s.

It’s come to my attention … is a correct way to use it’s for it has.

I hope that makes sense to you all.  That was one that I had issues with for awhile until I got it drilled in my head.  When in doubt say it out.  If it is or it has doesn’t work then use its instead.

To, too, and two.

This one is probably one of my biggest pet peeves of grammar after the your and you’re.

People often mix two up with the other two.

Two belongs with words that also begin with ‘tw’ like twice and twenty that involve the number 2.  Two is a number so if you are not saying it in place of a number you won’t be using two in your sentence.

When deciding on what form to use if you are not talking about 2 of something try to remember the only meanings of too are also and in excess.

Your iPod is playing too loudly.  The extra O should remind you that the word is adding on to something.

For all other instances you will use to.

I am going to the store to check out this huge sale I was told about.

If you keep the rules in mind you shouldn’t have a mix-up with those anymore.

I didn’t want to get too nit picky with all of this, I just really wanted to throw out some examples and little tips and tricks that I’ve used along the way for those who asked.  Following the cut I will add just a few more challenge words that were suggested I cover but I didn’t feel were as necessary to make a huge point about.

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Bah Humbug to Monday.. but yay for more MESH

I’m going to ramble a bit and then get to the point.  I tried going to sleep at a reasonable time last night and after laying in bed for 4 hours I gave up.  Came on SL and surprise, I guess today was Christmas for me because I got these totally awesome new MESH MESH MESH dresses from JANE.

Shangri La Style 8-29-2011

Please ignore the quality of this photo, that’s actually what the title of the post is about.  Anything that could go wrong trying to take this photo did.  I’m having the worse issues with my graphics and I don’t even know what to do anymore.  OpenGL issue with a GTX 460 card. Anyone else having this problem or had that can help me troubleshoot that would be awesome.

Anyway, to the point… How totally cute are those boots?  While I was digging through my inventory to find the right shoes I got the Lelutka notice for these new boots so I went over and grabbed them and my look was complete.

Stytling details after the cut.

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Meet Mya ft. Collabor88

Shangri La Style 8-26-2011

This look features items from the Collabor88 project made by some of my favorite designers.  Everything there is 88L so it’s worth checking out if you haven’t. Get the look details after the cut and if you really want to you can read the stuff in between. ❤

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