WVW: What V Wore

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.

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V is the founding editor of GRIT & GLAMOUR, a professional content developer by day, and a die-hard Southerner. When she's not writing or trolling Instagram, she's spending time with her other loves: her Aussie husband and dog Macy.

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  1. February 20, 2011 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    gorgeous hair, gorgeous sweater, gorgeous pics, gorgeous person! (as always) 🙂

    PS: I am proud to say that I too, wear a couple of loungewears to venture outside 🙂

    • February 21, 2011 at 10:59 am — Reply

      Thank you Asteria! How are you liking your new blog look? I like it!

  2. February 20, 2011 at 11:42 pm — Reply

    You are such a bombshell in these photos, V! I don’t think anything could be more flattering on you than that skirt.

    • February 21, 2011 at 11:02 am — Reply

      Thanks, Marissa! You’re a doll.

  3. February 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm — Reply

    GORGEOUS V!!! That skirt is perfection on you! I think this is how every girl should go to Target! 🙂

    • February 21, 2011 at 11:57 am — Reply

      Thanks, babe! Don’t know about others, but that’s how I go to Target!

      • February 24, 2011 at 9:30 am — Reply

        Ha! Love it! lol

  4. February 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm — Reply

    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
    the Citizen Rosebud

    • February 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm — Reply

      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.

  5. February 21, 2011 at 12:22 am — Reply

    You look completely gorgeous, and so glamorous.
    My Heart Blogged

    • February 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm — Reply

      Aw, thanks Vanessa! I appreciate that!

  6. February 21, 2011 at 12:48 am — Reply

    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

    • February 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm — Reply

      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!

  7. February 21, 2011 at 2:37 am — Reply

    Wow Vhani…jaw dropping outfit. love skirts, but this one is something else.
    You look fantastic beyond words my dear friend.
    have a wonderful week.

    • February 21, 2011 at 4:01 pm — Reply

      Thank you Sacramento…I so appreciate your eye and your kind words! xoxo

  8. February 21, 2011 at 4:13 am — Reply

    I love the drapey feel of the entire outfit and the sophisticated, chic silhouette!

    • February 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm — Reply

      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.

  9. February 21, 2011 at 4:20 am — Reply

    These might be my favorite photos, ever…WVW: Juicy and Jersey* http://bit.ly/gxF3Qd

  10. February 21, 2011 at 4:35 am — Reply

    RT @gritandglamour: These might be my favorite photos, ever…WVW: Juicy and Jersey* http://bit.ly/gxF3Qd

  11. February 21, 2011 at 5:59 am — Reply

    I don’t remember seeing a similar outfit on you, but this style also suits you so well. Love the photo post-processing too.

    • February 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm — Reply

      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.

  12. February 21, 2011 at 6:10 am — Reply

    Mmh BUT there is (obviously) a certain “comfy majestuousness” in this softly embracing outfit, AND I MUST confess that I really like the way your unveiled toes Here sound like a “Fetish Foreshadowing” of Spring Dear V !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

    • February 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm — Reply

      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!

  13. February 21, 2011 at 6:41 am — Reply

    When I was a little boy mum used to “over” dress me just because it was sunday.
    So until now.. every sunday I still think about her but of course now I do my own style.
    Love the longs skirt and your necklace is super chic V.
    love ya
    lee x

    • February 21, 2011 at 8:51 am — Reply

      Good job on making loungewear look so luxe. Lovely.

      • February 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm — Reply

        Mrs B, I appreciate that! Thank you!

        PS: Tried to leave a comment on your last post, but Disqus flipped out. You can totally pull off those white booties with tights. Go for it!

    • February 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm — Reply

      Thanks Lee! Hope you’re feeling rested and the jetlag has passed. So sad that we’re not closer. You’d totally be my BFF.


  14. February 21, 2011 at 7:40 am — Reply

    ~ * ♥ * ~

    You looks so glamorous in this outfit V! The silhouette reminds me very much of a “golden girl Hollywood screen siren” look ~ totally fab and you rock it. : )

    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * ♥ * ~

    • February 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm — Reply

      Thank you Bonita!

  15. February 21, 2011 at 8:11 am — Reply

    OMG! You go to Target looking like this?? They must have been floored! You go girl – love that sculptural knitted shrug xx

    • February 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm — Reply

      Ha! Oh yes I do go to Target like that! Thanks, lovely!

  16. February 21, 2011 at 9:42 am — Reply

    Monochrome Goodness! You look like an Aphrodite statue; tall and beautiful!

    • February 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm — Reply

      You flatter me. I love you.

  17. February 21, 2011 at 10:00 am — Reply

    love the jersey wrap top!

    • February 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm — Reply

      Thanks Justyna! And of course, a big thank you for dropping by!

  18. February 21, 2011 at 10:04 am — Reply

    that sweater is spectacular.


    Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!

    • February 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm — Reply

      Thanks, sugar! It’s fun. I feel like I’m in a little cocoon when I’m wearing it.

  19. February 21, 2011 at 10:44 am — Reply

    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.

    • February 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm — Reply

      Chelsea, you are a woman after my own heart. How bloomin’ hysterical is your comment?! LOVE!

  20. February 21, 2011 at 11:33 am — Reply

    I am always a mahoosive fan of luxurious loungewear (and i’m not talking juicy couture-ew)
    The cardi is so effortlessly draped and I definitely think people underestimate how chic a simple jersey maxi can look!! Plus you pull it off SO well

    • February 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm — Reply

      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.

  21. February 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    Love that sweater! the shape and texture is just amazing. These shots are beautiful!


    • February 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm — Reply

      Thank you Yvonna! I kind of love these shots myself.

  22. February 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    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!

    • February 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm — Reply

      Oh, I LOVE it. Why wait for a special occasion to dress up?! Thanks for your comment, Jessie!

  23. February 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    What an absolute stunner you are! No wonder Target was awestruck! I love that necklace you are wearing – so dynamic and glam! Great lips too!

    • February 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm — Reply

      Aw, thanks Yvonne! Am loving the new lippie too.

  24. February 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Glam! And loving the lip color.

    • February 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm — Reply

      I knew you would. Thanks, Wendy!

  25. February 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    V…not in Kansas anymore: WVW: Juicy and Jersey* http://bit.ly/gxF3Qd

  26. February 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    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!

    • February 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm — Reply

      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!

  27. February 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    Stunning outfit! Love the sweater 🙂

    • February 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm — Reply

      Thank you Audrey! And thanks for popping by!

  28. February 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    You look absolutely stunning, V! The skirt and sweater are a match made in heaven!

    • February 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm — Reply

      Hey you! Thanks for that! Hope you’re well!

  29. February 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    Love this look, V! It’s very fluid and flowing. Fantastic!


    • February 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm — Reply

      Thank Cyrillynn! HAve to admit I felt kinda girlie fantastic in it. Even if only for Target.

      • February 23, 2011 at 12:16 am — Reply

        If you can’t be fabulous in Target…where can you be?! We are truly on the same wavelength about errand running outfits 🙂

        Girls will be girls!


  30. February 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm — Reply

    Wow, you look smokin’ hot in this ensemble, long and lean and luscious! I hope you weren’t mauled by any Target employees?

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm — Reply

      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.

  31. February 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    RT @gritandglamour: V…not in Kansas anymore: WVW: Juicy and Jersey* http://bit.ly/gxF3Qd

  32. February 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    V is stunning! Elastic waists never looked this good! @gritandglamour http://www.gritandglamour.com/2011/02/20/wvw-juicy-and-jersey/

  33. February 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    Thanks, boo! RT @anikabyanika: V is stunning! Elastic waists never looked this good! @gritandglamour http://bit.ly/gxF3Qd

  34. February 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm — Reply

    Comfortably Chic!! I love it! And that Juicy Coutour necklace is calling me! 🙂

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm — Reply

      Thank you MJ! The necklace is on a great sale at Juicy right now!

  35. February 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    This juicy and jersey outfit is fantastic!! That maxi skirt is beautiful! The pop of that MAC lipstick makes it!! :)SArahD x

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm — Reply

      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!

  36. February 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    Great minds think alike! This post: http://prettyshinysparkly.com/tut-tut-it-looks-like-rain/ features a maxi dress and was also shot outside a Target! LOL!!!!

    You look stunning. And I’m so glad you picked up MAC’s Impassioned – I’ve been loving it for a bright pink lip for two seasons now, and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon!

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm — Reply

      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.

  37. February 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    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!

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm — Reply

      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.

  38. February 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm — Reply

    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!

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm — Reply

      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.


  39. February 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    Well, I AM in Kansas and from here, this looks gorgeous–especially the sweater.

    • February 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm — Reply

      HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Love it! Thanks, Terri!

  40. February 22, 2011 at 12:11 am — Reply

    Wow, you are truly a goddess!!! Love the sweater. It looks so comfy and cozy!!


    • February 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm — Reply

      Aw, you are just too sweet. Thanks! It really was comfy and cozy. I could have slept in it!

  41. February 22, 2011 at 1:46 am — Reply

    I love your skirt and especially your sweater! I made a sweater with a similar pattern, but it’s not as gloriously slouchy as yours is! =)

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm — Reply

      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!

  42. February 22, 2011 at 4:09 am — Reply

    RT @gritandglamour: V gets all juiced up in a scrumptious Jersey-knit number http://bit.ly/gxF3Qd

  43. February 22, 2011 at 5:45 am — Reply

    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

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm — Reply

      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!

  44. February 22, 2011 at 6:27 am — Reply

    Gorgeous outfit V. The skirt and sweater look comfy and stylish and the jewellery completes the look 🙂

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm — Reply

      Thank you Fuyume! It really was so comfy!

  45. February 22, 2011 at 9:47 am — Reply

    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!

    • February 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm — Reply

      Hi Elle, thank you doll. Hope you come back from your break refreshed and ready to rock-n-roll!

  46. February 22, 2011 at 10:24 am — Reply

    I love the layering of the necklaces…and the dress!!!

    very beautiful V you are just so awesome…very stunning


    • February 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm — Reply

      Thank you Sweet! Perfect name for you…you really are. xo

  47. February 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm — Reply

    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.


    • February 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm — Reply

      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!

  48. February 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Wowsers – you are totally gorgeous – as in Greek Goddess gorgeous!

    Loving the necklaces… but i wanna see a closer shot of the nail colour! You know how i love anything pink!


    • February 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm — Reply

      Thank you lovely! Will try to hook you up with a shot soon! If not…it’s on OPI’s site!

  49. February 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    V you look absolutely stunning! That skirt is so glam and the photos are divine.
    Sending you big hugs. xo Mish

    • February 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm — Reply

      Hey sexy, thank you! I’ll take those hugs, and send some back to you too!

  50. February 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    RT @citizenrosebudz: RT @gritandglamour: V gets all juiced up in a scrumptious Jersey-knit number http://bit.ly/gxF3Qd

  51. February 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    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!

    • February 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm — Reply

      Thank babe! Compliments from you mean a lot to me…you have a very discerning eye!

  52. February 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm — Reply

    You look like a goddess !!! If only all lounge wear-ish garments were this elegant!

    • February 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm — Reply

      Thank you Laura…yes, if only! The world would be a better place. Or at least more stylish, right?

  53. February 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    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.

  54. February 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    V, you look smashing! I never would have guessed this is lounge wear; you’ve made it uber-chic.
    & cheers to you for a background switch up! Did hubby help with these or did you use the handy remote?! 🙂


    • February 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm — Reply

      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!

  55. February 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm — Reply

    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? 🙂


    • February 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm — Reply

      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.

  56. February 23, 2011 at 1:25 am — Reply

    I don’t think Target is psychologically prepared for you. Ever.

    Seriously love the profile of your legs against the skirt. If I could whistle with words I would. OoooWeee!

    • February 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm — Reply

      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!

  57. February 23, 2011 at 11:23 am — Reply

    I’m loving the jumper it looks soooo comfy. Congrats on the Gucci Live Stream as well that’s so awesome! I’ve been a bit awol recently so catching up by commenting on everyone’s blog.


    • February 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Arash! I get being behind on commenting, believe me. Glad for you to pop by whenever you can.

  58. February 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    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!

    • February 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm — Reply

      Casee, I LOVE THIS! Thank you!

      Look for your face in this space soon.


  59. February 24, 2011 at 9:29 am — Reply

    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

    • February 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm — Reply

      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.

    February 25, 2011 at 2:49 am — Reply

    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!

    • February 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Steph! You’re a doll.

  61. March 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm — Reply

    I could not pull that off, but I LOVE that you can!

    • March 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Annie!

  62. November 26, 2011 at 7:39 am — Reply

    I’m in love with this outfit! The sweater, the skirt, what a perfect combination V.

    • December 18, 2011 at 11:45 am — Reply

      Thank you, Gigi!

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