WVW: What V Wore

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.

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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. Lynn Z.
    March 24, 2011 at 8:28 am — Reply

    Uh-MAZING! LOVE that you switched things up! (even if it was for five minutes 😉

  2. March 24, 2011 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Vahni, you look amazing in jeans, look at those long legs, you should def wear them more often!
    ps -Oh my god, those shoes.

    • March 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm — Reply

      Hey Jessica…thanks! I actually do wear jeans a little more often…just don’t capture them on the blog.

  3. March 24, 2011 at 8:46 am — Reply

    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 🙂

  4. March 24, 2011 at 9:01 am — Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those shoes! Very summery. If it wasn’t for the pollen, I’d be loving it.

  5. March 24, 2011 at 9:04 am — Reply

    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.

  6. March 24, 2011 at 9:32 am — Reply

    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.

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm — Reply

      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.

  7. March 24, 2011 at 9:41 am — Reply

    Those shoes have left me with a beautiful image as I log off for the night. Just divine.

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm — Reply

      Aw, that is so sweet, Nikki. Thank you!

  8. March 24, 2011 at 9:51 am — Reply

    Easy breezy, looks fabulous on you! I know how you love your black, but you are gorgeous in non-black too! Those shoes are amazing (I’m a sucker for purple and colorful crochet)!

  9. March 24, 2011 at 9:52 am — Reply

    I am loving the purple block heels with the leopard belt. Mixing patterns is my favorite.

  10. March 24, 2011 at 10:32 am — Reply

    those jeans are fabulous!!


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  11. March 24, 2011 at 10:52 am — Reply

    I like easy, breezy V! You look great in those denims. And who wouldn’t love the purple Pradas? Tres chic.


  12. March 24, 2011 at 11:03 am — Reply

    Those shoes are great. It’s so worth investing in Prada accessories!

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm — Reply

      Agreed, and you should know!

  13. March 24, 2011 at 11:24 am — Reply

    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.

  14. March 24, 2011 at 11:32 am — Reply

    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!

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm — Reply

      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!

  15. March 24, 2011 at 11:37 am — Reply

    Love the animal belt and the shoes, of course, the shoes!! XX

  16. March 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  17. March 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    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.

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm — Reply

      Aw, B, you always write the kindest things. Thank you!

      Sending sunny skies your way!

  18. March 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    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.

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm — Reply

      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!

  19. March 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    You look fabulous!! Love your bag, gorgeous navy blue – it’s my weakness!

  20. March 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm — Reply

    Look at you all springy! You look great. I remember seeing those Prada sandals when they were in stores. So beautiful!

  21. March 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    You look gorgeous in no black! “@gritandglamour: FRESH OUT: WVW: No Black!* http://t.co/loihFqy”

  22. March 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    this is a great look for you. the jeans are wonderful and add even more length! and i love the print belt too.

  23. March 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    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. 🙂

  24. March 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    This is reminding me why I’ve had “Prada shoes” (just in general) on my list of things I NEED to own. Love those.

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm — Reply

      Ha! Prada makes some gorgeous shoes. I have a few pairs…they hold up well, too!

  25. March 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    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

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm — Reply

      Aw, thanks sweetpea!

  26. March 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    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? 🙂


    • March 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm — Reply

      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!

  27. March 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm — Reply

    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

  28. March 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    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

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Kristy! I think defaulting to black is an inherent trait in Greeks. We both need more color, yes!

  29. March 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm — Reply

    I’m so into the 70’s vibe, those shoes are amazing! Great look V! -xxoo

  30. March 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    OMG!! I love those shoes!! I got chills when I saw them. No – the black in the leopard print belt definitely does NOT count! Great outfit!

  31. March 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    V dresses up her jeans with some killer PRADA heels! LOVE RT @gritandglamour: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  32. March 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    You’re adorable and I’m loving those jeans on you! Totally jealous of your hair too! Looks so healthy!!

  33. March 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm — Reply

    RT @BeautifullyInv: V dresses up her jeans with some killer PRADA heels! LOVE RT @gritandglamour: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  34. March 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm — Reply

    V does sweet chic and couldn`t be more fierce! I love it! RT @gritandglamour: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  35. March 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous! Also wanted to let you know that I’ll be in the US in April and we’ll be having meetups if you’d like to come? Not sure how close you are to the cities we’re having one, love to catch up if you can. All the details will be on our meetup page http://www.meetup.com/Wikifashion/

    • March 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm — Reply

      Hi M, thank you! I’m going over to read up on your meetups now. I would love to join if there is one near me!

  36. March 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Thanks B! RT @beautifullyinv: V dresses up her jeans with some killer PRADA heels! RT @gritandglamour: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  37. March 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Awwww! RT @anikabyanika: V does sweet chic and couldn`t be more fierce! I love it! RT @gritandglamour: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  38. March 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    Amazing shoes!! Love the crochet work and the color!!! RT @gritandglamour: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  39. March 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm — Reply

    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. 🙂

  40. March 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm — Reply

    You make it look so easy!

  41. March 25, 2011 at 12:31 am — Reply

    Thanks doll! RT @mgfashionnerd: Amazing shoes! Love the crochet work and the color! RT @gritandglamour: WVW: No Black!* http://bit.ly/dI0BvI

  42. March 25, 2011 at 4:43 am — Reply

    Great outfit. Love the lighting effect!


    • March 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm — Reply

      Hi Michelle..thanks. And welcome!

  43. March 25, 2011 at 11:38 am — Reply

    Love this look!! You should definitely wear more light colors. You look gorgeous, and the Prada shoes are amazing!!! Definitely necessary for that close-up shot!!


  44. March 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    This look is refreshing…and WOW!!! I love your shoes…the color is really beautiful especially the knitted design…


    • March 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Sweet! And I like the shoes you last wore too!

  45. March 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    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!


  46. March 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Love the 70’s vibe – it’s some great inspiration! I seriously have to get out of my blackblackblack rut. Hellooo spring!

    • March 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm — Reply

      Lord, you and me both. I’m trying. Thanks for your comment!

  47. March 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    Ok finally got a chance to comment. No black?! Black is an essential, but it’s a good switch up. Sometimes we all need a little color in our lives. I love the crochet appliqués on the Prada Sandals. So festive!



  48. March 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    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

  49. March 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm — Reply

    You look lovely! It’s been warmer here too so here’s to Spring dressing and a break from black. I love those shoes too!

  50. March 26, 2011 at 1:41 am — Reply

    You’re looking fabulous! It’s always fun to try new things!

  51. March 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    You look fantastic! I’ve been trying for no black, but it’s not easy. Maybe when it warms up a bit…


  52. March 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    I love this! Definitely a softer look on you, but the animal print and the killer heels still scream “V” all the way. So pretty.

  53. March 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm — Reply

    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!

  54. March 27, 2011 at 1:45 am — Reply

    Lookin good, girl! “crazy fab” is a great description of the shoes!! For sure. And honey, your body is bangin!! 🙂

  55. March 27, 2011 at 3:32 am — Reply

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

    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  56. March 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm — Reply

    I love this look, especially, the jeans, bag and Prada shoes!

  57. March 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    You look awesome rocking those jeans! Great way to switch it up!

  58. March 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm — Reply

    What a fabulous outfit V. Your denim fits you like a glove.
    But hello killer shoes..
    Lee x

  59. March 28, 2011 at 5:51 am — Reply

    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…

  60. March 28, 2011 at 10:20 am — Reply

    fantastic outfit, the jeans are money!

  61. March 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm — Reply
  62. March 29, 2011 at 7:51 pm — Reply

    I love the jeans on you, and those shoes are amazing. You look fabulous like always V.

  63. March 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm — Reply

    Thanks y’all! So glad you appreciated the switch. Your comments are totally sweet!

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