WVW: Juicy and Jersey*

It’s not often that loungewear is public-space wearable, but this past Sunday, it was. This skirt is like a big, long comfy t-shirt—who knew a skirt with an elastic waist (gasp!) could be so glam. Between the long, long skirt, my new lippie (MAC Impassioned), and my bright pink OPI Strawberry Margarita-painted nails, those people in Target didn’t know what to think or what hit ‘em.

Just another Sunday, I suppose.

Yes, Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore…

*WVW = What V Wore
Juicy Couture necklace, NY & Co. sweater, Banana Republic tank and skirt, Wittner heels.


  1. says

    Delicious like a scone with freshly made strawberry jam. A Jersey-knit scone. I must be hungry, as it’s meant to be a compliment. Fantastic photos. I am now reconsidering the possibility of elastic banded waistlines in my closet. -Bella Q
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    • says

      HA! I know that feeling at the moment…I’m endlessly hungry!

      Thanks, Bella…yes, sometimes we should reconsider the elastic waistband. Prudently, of course.

  2. says

    Gah!! Vahni these are SO gorgeous. I adore the long layers of your skirt, sweater and necklace and I love the nude colour scheme. This is comfy casual at its best. I never knew loungewear could look so effortlessly chic. I hope everyone who was at Target to witness this in person knows how lucky they are. That last shot made me sigh. It’s painfully beautiful. xoxo
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    • says

      Thank you so much, Brooke. Such a sweet comment.

      “Painfully beautiful” kinda had me cracking up…it was pretty painful when the occasional car drove by and saw me photographing myself. GAH! Hate that!

    • says

      Thank you Leia. This outfit is proof that it’s no so much the fabric, but the cut that makes the difference. Because when was a tank and knit skirt ever considered sophisticated, you know? Love that contradiction.

    • says

      Thank you, Eva. Photo editing is such an interesting thing. Sometimes I never know what I’ll get. In this instance of these shots, the product after the effect was a complete surprise.

    • says

      Thank you Antoine! Yes…the spring foreshadowing…it’s been so lovely here lately. Nice to be able to see my pedicure for a change!

  3. says

    Ruffling feathers at the grocery store is my favorite pastime. I like to go for a Stepford look with high heels and a full skirt. If I could borrow a child as cart decoration, I would. Perhaps you inspired a few Target patrons to actually try a maxi dress/skirt, because if I saw you walking down the shampoo aisle, I’d totally head to the clothing department in search of something similar.
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    • says

      Thanks, love! I’m still chuffed that you taught me something because of this post. Jersey girl!

      And yes, I’m not a trackey dack kind of gal either.

  4. says

    ever since moving to the midwest from southern california, i’ve started using my trips to the grocery store/target/CVS almost purely for entertainment… wear my most fabulous outfit, and receive lots of funny looks + comments. the things people come up with to say never fail to amuse me!

  5. says

    Hmmm…now I’m kinda craving una margarita de fresa! How about you and your nails hop on a plane and meet me for one? What’s that? Not going to happen? Well, fine. Be that way. I’ll still have one! :)

    I love how that sweater drapes around your body – so chic!
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    • says

      Ha! I wish I could hop on a plane and dip my toes in some nice warm water! I hope you still had that margarita, though!

      Thanks for your comment, babe!

    • says

      Ha! You’re a funny lady, Jill. I scare the hell out of most people, for real. No chance for a mauling!

      Thanks, love. You are so generous with your kindness.

    • says

      Hi Sarah, thank you sweetpea! I wish you could really see that lippie in person. It is super bright hot pink. So crushin’ on it right now!

    • says

      HA! I love it! Thanks for sharing that link. Apparently we are more alike that we knew…

      Maxi skirts at Target…check.
      Rose gold MK watches…check.
      MAC Impassioned…check.
      Kinda totally Type A…check.

      No wonder why I love you.

  6. says

    Even in your casual chic you are a stunner. Floor length skirts are the catch for the upcoming season and you have done true justice to it. You have a statuesque beauty that is reminiscent of old world charm without sacrificing the “hip” factor! Simply stunning!
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    • says

      Hi Ambuji…thank you! How kind is your comment?! I am a big fan of floor-length skirts and wear them often. They’re the epitome of femininity, and I always feel so ladylike in them.

  7. says

    woah-ho-ho… HOT MAMA!! you look lovely! yeah, If I saw you walking through Target, I’d basically be staring. Lol. I picture you just gliding down the aisles ever so graceful like. hehe. Okay, but seriously I love the neutral color palette! Gorgeous! that skirt is indeed very glam and paired with that sweater??? RESORT CHIC! I love it!
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    • says

      Eboni, you are a riot! Thank you. Grace is always a goal, and one not always easily achieved!

      I love the neutral palette too. Every once in a while even I need a break from the black.


    • says

      You MADE a sweater?! I’m in awe! I can’t make anything! Well, I’m really good at brekky, but that’s about it!

      Thanks, Nnenna!

  8. says

    Every now and then I get this mad notion to do a wardrobe ‘cleanse’ sadly my maxi skirt was in one of these cleanses… Now I want it back!! My favorite part of these images has to be the colors. The way the colors of the building, the grass, your outfit and even your lippy all seem to blend so perfectly! gorg. x

    • says

      Yikes…don’t you hate when you go on a purging spree in your closet and regret it?! Sorry about that, Jessica!

      Thanks for your compliment…these photos are proof that a minor bit of editing makes a good photo great!

  9. says

    this is gorgeous V! and I’m jealous ofthe seemingly lovely weather where you are haha. I love the photos though- you are stunning as usual and I love the layers , that fabulous necklace and that skirt!

  10. says

    You cannot prepare Target for Vahni’s visit, let’s be serious. OK and since when has anyone ever been able to make loungewear so sexy? Really, V. You’ve outdone comfy-chic. Sunday, shmunday. I am in love.

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    • says

      HAAAAA! Perhaps not…no one is really ever prepared for me, I think.

      And talk about love? Your last post…you look FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!

  11. says

    Holy hell lady, you are looking gorgeous…as always! Seriously, loving this long, lean look on you! That sweater, is delicious. Talk about a comfortable wardrobe. Looking chic and comfortable is something we all strive for and you hit it right on the head. This is amazing on you, dollface!

  12. says

    Darlings, so many delicious comments…I am stuffed with delight and swooning from your love notes.

    Thank you so much! So many things happening…like the Gucci livestream here, tomorrow(!)…I am still trying to get round to your blogs to show you some love back.

    • says

      Thank you Marissa!

      No, I shot these by myself with my tripod and timer. I really am not comfortable with anyone else around! The occasional car drove by, though, and I nearly died. I felt so stupid. It looks so pretentious, taking photos of yourself. At least if someone else were taking them, -people might think it was the photographer’s idea and not mine!

  13. says

    that skirt is gorgeous! :) and wow can’t believe those were just tripod shots! i get what you mean in the comment above mine that it might look pretentious but isn’t the outcome just worth it? :)


    • says

      Reg, thank you for your comment. And welcome!

      Yes, you are right, though. The things we do for our blogs. I agree the outcome was indeed worth it.

    • says

      Fabienne, thank you! How is it that you know me so well?

      And OOOWEEE…you know there is actually a song with that title? I love it. I’d never heard about it til sweetie A Brit Greek (mybigfatgreekmove.blogspot.com/) sent me a CD with it. So fun.

      Thanks again!

  14. says

    Can I tell you a little story? When I was out visiting my sister in Michigan recently I picked up this gorgeous faux fur vest when we were on one of our ritualistic shopping sprees; I don’t know that I’ve ever entertained a faux fur vest before in my entire life, but when I saw it I thought, Vahni and Kristy Eléna would totally be rocking this. Maybe I should be adventurous. So I snatched it up and wore it the next day with damask-print jeggings (really!) and snow boots (because I had to be realistic – it’s Michigan, after all). The boots ended up working better than my leather ones, go figure. But anyway, I was scurrying through Target for some quick things and…I actually turned a few heads! I thought, This is what Vahni must feel like every day! In a word, it was awesome. It’s become my ultimate fee-good outfit and I have you and Kristy to thank for the inspiration.

    So that’s my story – I’ve been wanting to tell you since I got back but I keep forgetting. This post reminded me – and I can only imagine what a showstopper you were in this look! Obsessed with that skirt and sweater right now. Ah!

  15. says

    Hi darling, I had to come back for a second look at these amazing pictures, I just can`get over the amazing light in them, found my self thinking about it and you yesterday on the plane from Oslo to Stavanger where I am staying with a friend for a few days. I am on her pc now and had to come and leave you the comments my pc wouldn`let me.
    You look stunning, and I also enjoyed reading about your hair on FB :)

    x Anika

    • says

      Hi sweetie, thank you! Sorry to hear about the PC troubles…totally hate when that happens! But thanks for dropping me little notes on Twitter when you can’t here. It means a lot.

  16. THE-LOUDMOUTH says

    You’re absolutely stunning, V! These photos belong in a magazine spread, seriously. And there you go, showing off the hair again in that last shot :)

    Love it!
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