WVW: No Black!*

So how’s this for a switch-up?

  1. No black! (The black in my leopard-print belt doesn’t count.)
  2. Jeans!
  3. A ’70s vibe!

Gotta keep you all guessing, you know? I’ve never tried this particular combo before, but I rather like it. Kind of easy, breezy for the unseasonably warm weather we’re enjoying in the Southeast. A softer, more gentle V. For five minutes, at least.

*WVW=What V Wore
Shirt: Old Navy  •   Belt: Talbots  •  Jeans: Express  •    Heels: Prada  •  Bag: Asos  •  Ring: Mars & Valentine  •  Sunies: Target

PS: Had to include a couple close-ups of this oldie-but-goodie pair of Prada sandals. Aren’t they crazy fab? I love the crochet appliqués and the wild purple patent heels.

78 comments

  1. V, I think you look fab! I think it’s a great idea to switch up your style – I need to do that more often. I fall into the same pattern far too often! And those heels are TOO cool 🙂

  2. My dear Vahni, I love your whole ensemble so much. And the charisma and quality of your photos is breathtaking.
    So much knowledge and beauty.
    I am so honoured to be your friend, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Much love always.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  3. I was scared for a second when I read the title. I thought you were taking a vow not to wear black. That’s impossible beyond impossible, but for a day when you’re sporting a cute 70s vibe, it’s perfectly fine and chic! My heart has finally stopped racing from the shock.

    1. HA! OMG, your comment had me in stitches. There is no WAY I could not wear black…it’s a huge chunk of my wardrobe, and my psyche!

      Thanks for your comment, honey. Made my day.

  4. Those jeans fit you perfectly! I love the 70’s vibe on you…and those shoes just top it all off! I’d comment more but Myles is taking my computer.

  5. You are braver than me allowing a camera to get that close to your feet. 😛 Fabulous bag btw, I was expecting to scroll down and see a big designer name. I really need to check out ASOS!

    1. Thanks Christy! And for the record, I think you did an outstanding job with the long skirt. And magnolia tattoos? You ARE a southern girl!

  6. I am convinced you would rock a burlap sack if you had to! You take basics and make them look couture. Really.

    I am a jeans kind of girl – they are my main weakness, although I probably look better in a skirt. I LOVE how these look on you, love the top, the sunnies, that bag everything.

    But OH MY LORDY can we talk about those shoes a second? Wow. Perfect.

    Plus, the fact that you were able to dress like this, when we had hail yesterday and snow today, makes me insanely jealous.

  7. This is a whole new side of you – and I love it! I really like when bloggers mix it up and go outside the realm of their usual dressing spectrum. It’s nice to see you in your casual wear instead of your worker V wear.

    1. Thanks, Becca! It’s funny…so much of what you all see on the blog has to do with time more than anything. So many times I have on a cute outfit I totally want to shoot, but I’m rushing out the door or I can’t bear to ask Hubby to wait while I shoot photos…I try to not do anything blog-related on weekends unless he’s busy himself and I have some downtime.

      Glad to know you all appreciate all sides of me!

  8. This is a much softer look for you, but I’m happy to see you stayed true to you and wore some killer shoes! Thanks for the detail shots; I would have been disappointed if you didn’t include a few. 🙂

  9. Oh my! I have a crush on 70’s Vahni. Well, I have a crush on you always, but I love the vibe you’re rocking here. Those heels are wild! I want them. And let’s talk about those legs that go on for miles. You’re a babe. xo

  10. Love the look my dear! Those shoes are fantastic!

    I think you and I have the same affinity towards the color black and heels. People at work are always shocked if I show up with some kind of color in my outfit and in flats…does that happen to you? 🙂

    xoxo
    Cyrillynn

    1. Yes, Cyrillynn, that DOES happen to me! I do wear color here and there, and it does shock people. They always say I should wear more. And I would. But I’m really picky and I’ve found that with color, you have to buy quality items in beautiful, rich fabrics, or they look cheap. That, more than anything keeps me headed toward the black. But this spring’s color trend has me excited, I must admit!

  11. AND I must say that this “NO dark except your flirtaticious hair” option does not prevent your (exuding) “GLAmazon-itude” to dazzle at all Dear V !!! So “Casual Corporate Mistress enjoying the sun’s caress until her (exquisitely) unveiled / adorned toes ” . . .

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  12. Vahni you look gorgeous!! don’t get me wrong, i adore you in black as well. i just adore black in general. but i too have been trying to branch out lately and include some more colors and easy breezy styles. i think this looks really beautiful with you. it works wonderfully with the style of the photos as well. i can almost feel the unseasonably warm weather. now if only new york would follow suit! =P

  13. omg I love this side of V! Very chic! and those SHOES are fabulous! very sophisticated look, even without black, and the shoes.. just make it BAMM. even better. 🙂

  14. For someone who lives and loves black, I would have to say I love this outfit. It is sweet and warm. Love those flares and pop of leopard!

    XX!
    YvonnaLivianna
    A-toutlemonde.blogspot.com

  15. No black!! Oh my!! LOVE your look – I am so after a pair of flared jeans. They are so on trend for this season 🙂 Love your look – and those sandals are darling!! xx

  16. V you truly look like a 70s model with the flowing hair and the wonderful muted colors in the background!! The heels by Prada are lovely and so is the satchel!

  17. Those shoes are crazy cool! The crochet details are so unique and who can resist such chunky purple heels?

    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  18. Super cute. Love the hippie vibe emanating from the shoes. I need to do a no black week. I wear black as my default color but the weather is still dreary here…

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