Worker V

Worker V: 1.7 (Just throw on a jacket.)

There is no doubt about it, spring is finally here. So over the weekend, I picked up some deliciously wide-legged linen pants to wear  with my warm-weather staple, the tank top. Since I’ve been reluctant to buy any more trousers for work, I thought this pair could do double duty for work and play if I dressed them up a bit with a jacket.

And so I did—this three-quarter-sleeve jacket has been hanging around for years, and was perfect for transforming a rather casual look into something more business casual.

Jacket: Ann Taylor • Shirt: Forever 21 • Belt: Gucci • Pants: Limited • Heels: Elie Tahari
Ring: Yves Saint Laurent • Watch: Michael Kors • Nails: Essie Pink Parka

And ah, my new favorite sandals…what can I say, darlings? I’m smitten with this pair. They also happened to be ideal for these pants, which require a platform because they are extra-long. I tweeted a photo of these last week, and now they make their debut. Sigh. I plan to live in them.

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  1. April 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm — Reply

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (sigh of delight, admiration and joy)I havejust had a vision in the woods
    You look so fantastic with everything that touches your skin that I have no need to say anything else.
    Are you in your standing in your garden, because If it is so…I am coming right over, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Much love always.
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    • April 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm — Reply

      That is my backyard, Sacramento. Though my mother is responsible for the beautiful blooms…I may be good at blogging, but a gardener I am not!

      Thank you! Much love to you as well!

  2. April 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm — Reply

    You look gorgeous V! Those pants are great for the warm months. Confession: it took me a moment to recognize the belt shirt combo as the inspiration from the Instagram pic earlier in the week :-).
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    • April 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm — Reply

      Good eye, doll! That is the outfit that was in the teaser! Thank you!

  3. April 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    Ah, yes. The gaze, the sophisticated outfit, the amazing heels, the nail polish, the desire to crawl up in that sofa with you. So lovely to see you again Vahni. You look absolutely stunning, so chic! I absolutely love how you work your shape, the flaired pants, the perfectly cropped jacket and the soft blouse. I would definately do business with you! Lots of love to you and the heels. xxx
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    • April 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm — Reply

      Thanks, love! That sofa is where I sit for evening cocktails outside in good weather. Come on over honey!

  4. April 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    So good to see a post from you. Hope you’re doing well :)

    I love your new pants and sandals! I still have yet to try a pair of wide legged pants. It might be something I just may have to put on my to-do list so I actually try them!

    • April 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm — Reply

      Thank you Jenmarie!

      You must try the widelegs. I have so many pairs. I love them. Plus, they help balance my Greek derriere.

  5. April 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    Those are some seriously gorgeous sandals, V! Enjoy them. You’ll have to let me know how they wear because I bought a pair of Tahari flats a couple of years ago and the leather tore within a month. I was so sad to have to return them.
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  6. April 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    I totally agree about this jacket’s as structuring as “legitimazing” virtues, AND (naturally) cant’ help BUT add that this Fetish pink polish (paradoxically) tend to extol your obvious strongness Dear !!! “Worker V = Multi-faceted Corporate Mistress-ity” . . .

    à Bientôt, Antoine
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  7. April 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    Lovely! Can we talk about your patio? SO GORGEOUS as well :)
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  8. April 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    Those shoes are so hot. Can I ask where you picked them up!?

    Also love how you toned down the print on the blouse by throwing the blazer over the top. The whole look is super polished and put together, while still fresh + fun.
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    • April 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Birdie!

      Shoes are from Neiman Marcus.

  9. April 29, 2011 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Dude, V.
    You’re just like, fucking hot.

    Sorry, but seeing pics of you sometimes just hurts.

    (also, can I have your hair?)
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    • April 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm — Reply

      HA!!!! OMG, you’re killing me. I totally almost scrapped these shots, cause I so did NOT feel hot. So thank you!

      PS: The hair. Order Viviscal and Appearex from Wonder supplements!

  10. April 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    I love the cleaner look! It definitely helps pull focus back to the post. I need to streamline my site as well. <3
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  11. April 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    I loooooove that you’re back!!! Yay! Pink Parka toes are HAWT! I need that color in my life!

    • April 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm — Reply

      Yes, you do need Pink Parka. Doesn’t even translate in photos. It’s neon pink! And looks AMAZE with gold.

  12. April 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    Loving this look V! And um…those shoes? hot hot hot! Wishing you a fabulous weekend girl! xo

  13. April 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    I love this outfit! Love the pants, I am so so excited that wide pants are back in :) Love your style!

  14. April 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    A site for sore eyes. Wonderful to have you back dear V, and looking smokin’ hot as always!

    P.S. Love the new social sharing buttons!
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  15. April 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous, V! I love that little jacket. It was definitely the perfect finishing touch on this look (for work, that is). The heels are amazing and they are that perfect go with anything metallic, so we don’t blame you for wanting to live in them. (love that pink polish, too!)
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  16. April 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    You are stunning. So glad to see you back, and I hope your doing better. Missed you.
    Your nail polish color is such a great color for spring. :)

  17. April 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous, honey!! I’ve been thinking of you/praying for yoU! I’m glad you’re back to posting!! :) I like this look! I wore my linen pants ( on Sunday and I had been waiting and waiting for the weather to permit me to wear them!! Haha!! Aren’t they sooo cozy!?? I like the look with a blazer! You look fabulous as per usual! 😉


  18. April 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    So happy to see your gorgeous face! I love the outfit. Glad to see you’re doing better than the last post.

    xoxo, have a great weekend!
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  19. April 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: Worker V: 1.7 (Just throw on a jacket.) via @gritandglamour

  20. April 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: Worker V: 1.7 (Just throw on a jacket.)

  21. April 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    V, I die for your hair! Gorge! “@gritandglamour: FRESH OUT: Worker V: 1.7 (Just throw on a jacket.) via @gritandglamour”

  22. April 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm — Reply

    I have yummy new social sharing icons on my posts, and streamlined my post footer…let me know what you think!

  23. April 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm — Reply

    Love the new shoes – so hot! I also like the woven pattern on the jacket, it makes a black blazer looks surprisingly spring-y! Glad to hear you’re getting back to your normal V-self!

    xo, Ashley
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  24. April 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    Ah V, you were missed! Back and smokin' hot as always. Worker V: 1.7 (Just throw on a jacket.) (via @gritandglamour)

  25. April 29, 2011 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    The first photo by the flowers is so incredibly beautiful. I love fresh flowers, my mother had a tradition of always keeping fresh flowers at our home growing up. I’m such a jacket lover, I have tons & wear them all! I remember viewing the photo on via twitter. Just fabulous! I see why you use your backyard, goodness! It was designed for stylish shoots like this! -xo
    Happy Friday!

  26. April 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    I wish @gritandglamour would magically appear B4 work + style me. LOVE her style! chic + fabulous! check her out –>

  27. April 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    RT: @gritandglamour FRESH OUT: Worker V: 1.7 (Just throw on a jacket.)

  28. April 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm — Reply

    Okay, I saw the shoes via Twitter but can’t remember if I mentioned how much I frigging adore them? Love me some Elie Tahari. Still don’t know how to properly pronounce his name (E-lie? Ell-ee?) but the man makes a gorgeous sandal. And just about everything else. I love this whole look with the pop of color in the top and of course the wide leg trousers. And that YSL ring is to die for!

    P.S. To echo the sentiments of everyone else, it’s so lovely to “see” you again and you’re still in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you enjoy your weekend, V!

  29. April 30, 2011 at 12:23 am — Reply

    I am currently on the hunt for the perfect blazer— and here you are, teasing me. I know, this post was about the pants, but I am bitter. What can’t I say… I need a blazer…..
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  30. April 30, 2011 at 12:56 am — Reply

    the jacket is beautiful….and the shoes are fantastic!

  31. April 30, 2011 at 1:39 am — Reply

    Your outfit looks very polished and beautiful. I also love your shoes.
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  32. April 30, 2011 at 2:31 am — Reply

    Hi V,

    Love the outfit for office or out on the town. Accessories is such the key. Your belt and shoes make this outfit come together like a gift with a bow on top. And your blouse looks so romantic with the ruffles.

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  33. April 30, 2011 at 3:31 am — Reply

    lovely trousers and i have a jacket very similar to that one. wide leg trousers are definitely on my agenda at the moment!
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  34. April 30, 2011 at 7:17 am — Reply

    V.. Why wasn’t I the one photographing this look? So clean and sophisticate.
    The stamp of your blouse is fabulous.. Love the Guccilicious belt touch.
    Lee x
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  35. April 30, 2011 at 9:41 am — Reply

    You look gorgeous!!! The way you put them together and everything else done ‘a la carte’ is amazing.
    On top of that great pictures in a lovely environment… I wish i had this taste for fashion and beauty…

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  36. April 30, 2011 at 10:25 am — Reply

    Yep, i’m definitely a big fan of the shoes. Well actually shoes period as I have like 100’s :)
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  37. April 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    I really, really like this outfit!!!! The classic feel to it is perfect and the statement the top adds is gorgeous as well! I wont event start on the shoes… they are to die for!!!


  38. April 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    Those pants are the shee-ite. (That’s cool people speak for, “Those pants look nice.”) I would wear those every day of my life.

    Thank you sosososososo much for your advice on how to become a “professional” blogger. It’s kind of my dream to do this for a living. I love everything about social media — blogs, Facebook (okay, I kind of hate Facebook, but I am on it), Twitter, YouTube — and I would love to find a way to do this for a career. I figure that my already existing social media skills and my Masters in English Literature should help me in some way … right? I’m good at what I do, so I guess I just have to hope that somebody takes notice of my mad skills. There are so many other fashion bloggers out there trying to do the same thing as me, and that is a little disconcerting, but it’s worth a shot! :)
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  39. April 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    Fabulous outfit! You look stunning!

  40. April 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    i can totally see why you are smitten with your new sandals. they are lovely and elegant!!

    i am dying for a pair of wide legged pants. you look so chic in yours and i love everything you’ve paired it with. i still can’t get over how well you dress to work!
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  41. April 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    I love the sandals. Those pants look perfect for summer, and fit you beautifully.
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  42. May 1, 2011 at 9:39 am — Reply

    Loving the Elie Tahari heels and the Gucci belt!

  43. May 1, 2011 at 11:05 am — Reply

    Hey girl,
    How you doing? Love that you’re rocking wide legs…. but i am seriously in love with your heels!
    That veranda looks like the perfect place for a dirty martini and sunset… lucky you!

    Have an awesome weekend & Kalo Mina!

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  44. May 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    They are incredibly amazing!! Love your nail polish too. Is that your garden? Also amazing!! XX
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  45. May 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm — Reply

    Love this whole look but especially your shoes, they are fab!
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  46. May 2, 2011 at 1:12 am — Reply

    Fantastic look. Professional AND chic.
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  47. May 2, 2011 at 8:54 am — Reply

    Love those pants V!! And that Gucci belt and the shoes are HEAVEN. Love that pink toe nail polish too… CUTE!!!
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  48. May 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm — Reply

    Thank you, lovelies, for your comments! Will be out to see you all on your blogs this week!

  49. May 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm — Reply

    V you look so chic and the patio in the background just adds to the spring time feeling. Those Elie Tahari Sandals are amaze. They remind me of the YSL Gipsy Sandals. Bronze Sandals + Hot Pink Polish = Screams Swoon Worthy!!

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    • May 6, 2011 at 10:54 am — Reply

      Thank you Bobbie! I agree, the bronze + neon pink is delish. I didn’t realize how gorgeous gold is with bright pink until that day. One of my fave combos now!

  50. May 8, 2011 at 6:26 am — Reply

    FAB outfit! I love the jacket and don’t get me started on those shoes!!! You always look so glamourous for work – I always fine your worker V. outfit posts so fresh and inspiring, even though I can’t get away with some of the things you get to wear – open toe sandals for example are a no no for me but boy am I suffering from shoe envy here!
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    • May 9, 2011 at 9:07 am — Reply

      Thank you, doll!

  51. June 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    Love the colors in the blouse and those wide leg pants are FAB,

    • June 8, 2011 at 11:19 am — Reply

      Thank you Ariel, and welcome to G&G!

  52. Nina
    September 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    A perfect example of how the right accessories make an outfit pop. The jacket, the belt, the watch, the shoes – they all have the same texture that connects the separates into one.

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