WVW: Wedges and Lace*

While on vacay recently, my very limited Internet access allowed me a brief glimpse of a blog post that had me singularly obsessed with something I recently said I found to be too “juvenile” for my tastes. After I spotted this fab bloggerista sporting a very Nouvelle Vague shade with some decidedly grown-up (and epic) ensembles, I had to revise my opinion. She rocked it; I loved the look and decided I needed that shade, pronto. I drove myself crazy looking for it in Charleston, SC drugstores, to no avail. But on my first day back, I Ulta’ed, I polished, and I photographed, in true blogger fashion.

Since I inserted my foot in my mouth with my juvenile comment, let the record show that the accompanying footwear would be these newly scooped wedges (thank you Saks closeout sale, you made my weekend). But I have said in the past that I like to make and break my very own rules, so forewarned is fair warned. I’m loving my Tiffany blue tips with these chunky wedges and a dress someone once called my Gothic Barbie look.

*WVW=What V Wore
Jovovich-Hawk for Target dress, Banana Republic necklace, Michael Kors wedges, Orly Gumdrop polish.

โ€ขโ€ข New Bloglovin’ widget โ€ขโ€ข

Wanted to point out a new widget in my right rail…see Bloglovin’ These Blogs? Finally, Bloglovin’ has created a way for bloggers to share their following list. Mind you, the widget is not perfect…each time you add someone, you have to grab the code again and repaste to your widget. But it’s still great! And the list changes when you refresh the page. Love that.

So there is my list. Are you following me and aren’t on the list? Please tell me. I definitely want to check you out too!


  1. I have that very same nail polish and recently tried it the first time and I loved it just as much! Too bad it didn’t last that long on my nails because it was rather goopy in texture, very thick and hence easily to drag from the nails ๐Ÿ™ I might have to try it a second time though and see if it happens again.

    1. Irina, mine went on OK…but it did tend toward the thick side. Maybe you got an old bottle?

  2. So lovin’ the wedges… have the same nail colour too, til just now. I’ve just painted the miracle in a bottle solution now and am donning hot pink grapefruit!!! Refer to email.


    1. Apparently lots of ladies were/are sporting this uber-hot shade! Got your email and I’m so elated the package made it to you. Start every fresh mani with that base coat and you’ll be sporting ten perfect tips in no time!

    1. Great minds think alike, right? Good luck on that half-marathon too. Mad props to you on that one, hon!

    1. Thank you Princess! I’m following you on Bloglovin’ now…I want to see you get to Cali!

    1. Haaaaa! Thanks Jemina. Glad I’ve got that in writing: V can do no wrong. I’ll tell hubby.

  3. Mmh AND I have to say that I really like the way this as subtly matching as slightly contrasting blue polish Here strongly tend to instil a (Mischievous) twist of “Flashy GLAM” on your “Vintage-iliciousesque” outfit Dear !!!

    ร  Bientรดt, Antoine

  4. I’m so glad that you decided to break one of your nail polish rules. The colour looks great and is so fresh for the summer. I’m a nail polish junkie as well and I struggle with putting lighter blues and greens on my nails. I dabbled in jade for about a week before opting for a safer midnight blue that is basically black ha ha I love your wedges and the necklace is gorgeous. It’s a true statement piece and I love that it ties at the back with a ribbon. Definitely adding a few more to my inspirations!! xx

    1. Thanks Brooke…I agree it is a fresh color for summer. And thanks about the necklace! I love this piece, and it’s nice to know others like it too!

  5. I love your dress, your nailpolish, your shoes, and your necklace! It’s all lovely!

    That Bloglovin widget looks cool. It would be great if it told you who followed you! (I follow you via Bloglovin btw!) ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thanks V ๐Ÿ™‚

        My site designer did add a Bloglovin’ widget, but I don’t think anyone can tell, LOL. It’s a little heart in the top-left c orner. I think it looks pretty but perhaps it’s not doing the job if no one know what on earth it is! Haha.

        Hope you’re having a great Thursday. It’s almost the weekend, yay!

    1. Lang…thank you. You are a mystery to me! My only commenter with no site. Thank you for continuing to visit and comment.

    1. Eleanor, the “About me” section of your blog cracked me up! Following you on Twitter. Hope you’ll keep us all posted about your fabulous travel experiences! Thank you for your comment and compliment!

  6. Hi V.
    There is a photo on Garance’s blog of a woman in black running. I loved it so much I saved the photo. Your photo has that same feeling. There is something…dangerous about wearing black in the summer. Great job, as usually.

    1. Now if THAT ain’t the mother of all compliments, I don’t know what is! Thanks B. You’re a doll.

  7. HEY!

    Loving’ the nail polish AND that necklace is gorgeous. This really makes me want to go into my favorite stores; Charolette Russe, Bebe’s or the Thrift shop and just BUY UP JEWERLY galore!!

    Also, I emailed you RE: Your blog interview…. I just hope I sent it to the right email address…ha. I think I did tho ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a cool evening ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. That necklace has to be the most amazing piece of jewelry ever…seriously…I am loving it so much!…also it goes superbly with your nail varnish! This is a fab look!

  9. Wow that nail polish rocks, such a gorgeous colour, I can totally see why you went out of your way to get it!
    The necklace is pure perfection!
    Gothic barbie maybe but an ultra chic verison

    1. Thank you so much Halie! Yes, Jade and then Nouvelle Vague certainly turned the fashion world inside out, didn’t they? I have loved these shades on other ladies, but for some reason until last weekend, they didn’t feel right for me. But I’m loving all the knockoff shades now since Chanel is totally sold out!

    1. Aw, thank you sugar. Your comment is the most important of them all! Finally, you’ve admitted that you’re perving on me in your free time. You made my night!

    1. Thank you Monique! And thanks again for the award. I’m preparing a post to acknowledge it very soon!

    1. Hi Ronnie! Thank you doll! I still can’t believe I found that necklace at BR. Wonders never cease, huh?

      Thanks for your comment!

    1. Aw, thank you so much Lee. I really appreciate that because you are obviously someone with a discerning eye. Popping over to your blog now to read your latest post.

  10. i’ve been trying to find that shade of nail polish in milan w/ no luck!

    love this ensemble btw. that necklace is all sorts of fabulous. hypeed!

    1. Thanks sugar! I’m loving your latest post…about to drop some love on your blog too.

      Want me to send you the polish if I can procure another bottle? Or maybe something a little Jade-esque?

  11. Gothic Barbie Look! Hey I am one of those too ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love love love how you have made black glam ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I had never thought about associating that nail polish color before – in true Goth Barbie i usually have pink but this looks awesome.

    The wedges are ace, I am having a hard time finding wedges that are not farmyard lady style!


    1. Hi Lady, thanks love! Black is a wardrobe staple. I don’t care if it’s 100,000 degrees outside.

      I hear you on the wedges. I actually bought and returned two or three pair before I found these.

      Thanks again!

    1. Cool! It’s such a fun dress…I’ve also got a patent belt I like to wear with it. It’s so comfy too.

      Thanks for your kind words!

  12. thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!

    I love the banana republic necklace and your nail color, gorgeous =) so happy to have found your site!

    1. Thank you Annie! You are so adorable, and I love your style, even if I can’t read most of what’s on your blog. Following you on Bloglovin’!

    1. Thank you Violet! And thanks for stopping by G&G. Wish I were in Chicago so I could take advantage of all your great Chicago sale scoop!

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