WVW: What V Wore

WVW: Touring Barcelona*

Hola my lovely readers! Yes, it’s me, finally posting after two weeks.

I had an amazing, exciting weekend in Barcelona for the MNG by MANGO for jcpenney photoshoot! I have lots of photos and details to share with you here, and on Kristina’s blog, Pretty Shiny Sparkly.

While Kristina and I coordinate posts, I thought I’d share what I wore when I toured Barcelona with other bloggers on our free day. I tooled around  with some great gals, bloggers you need to get to know. I’ll introduce them all to you in an upcoming post.

I picked this dress up at Zara while in Spain. I love it—you can’t really see the best part of it—the fringe that starts at the shoulders and runs down both sides. When I spotted the fringe, I knew I had to have it! I also bought some beautiful cognac-colored leather boots to wear with it, but since I was touring, I had to stick to my flat boots. A rare occurrence, flats on my feet!

*WVW = What V Wore
Dress: Zara • Vest: Witchery (similar) • Boots: Wanted (similar) • Bag: Prada (similar) • Sunnies: Christian Dior
A big thank you to Jean of Extra Petite for shooting and sharing this photo!

My full Barcelona photo diary is coming soon, lovelies!

The Author



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. October 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    I lovelovelove that dress on you! The colours work so well with your complextion & hair, you look so fab. Funny enough I’m wearing a bit of chevron print in today’s post! Can’t get enough of it. Looking forward to reading about your Barcelona adventures 🙂

  2. October 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    How cute is this dress!! That pattern and those colors look great on you. Can’t wait to see your upcoming posts on your fab trip. 🙂

  3. October 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    “A rare occurrence, flats on my feet!” You’re a woman after my own heart, V! When I wear flats, I get “did you injure yourself?” all day long!

    Love the print on this dress, and I can’t wait to see the new boots. You have the BEST boot collection!

  4. October 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    You look so chic & relaxed V, of course you had an amazing time in Spain! I can’t wait to read all about it, (loved all the Instagram images). Adoring the colours in your dress! xx

  5. October 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    Ahhh, here you are! Love this dress on you and can’t wait to hear about Barcelona!

  6. October 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: WVW: Touring Barcelona http://t.co/jkdpp6Ir

  7. October 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    love that dress on you; cannot wait to see your Barcelona trip pics! What a fantastic opportunity.

  8. October 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    I’m so glad you’re back and had a great time!! This dress is lovely, and I know the vest was amazing paired over it! I look forward to seeing and hearing more about your trip!

  9. October 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    That dress is adorable, and looks SO good on you!! I can see a little bit of the fringe at the bottom – I can only imagine what it looks like! Is that a vest?? I want to see it!! It looks amazing!! So glad to see your back from your fantastic trip. It was fun to follow along with your tweets.

  10. October 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    You lucky thing! Barcelona is an amazing city – one of my favourites – and I spend way too much time shopping in Mango when I’m in Spain!! So doubly jealous – look forward to the photos.

  11. October 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    Wow, i love the dress the colours are so vibrant. I love color! Glad your back and you had an awesome trip. I think your flat boots look fab on you.

  12. October 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm — Reply


  13. October 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm — Reply

    J’adore the gorgeous frock you picked out…Can’t wait to read your Barcelona coverage!

  14. October 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm — Reply

    Barcelona??? I would love to visit! I am small enough to fit in a suitcase, so maaayyyyybe you could sneak me the next time you go? 🙂

    P.S. Question — Do you have any idea if IFB is holding a conference in early 2012, or do they only hold one per year?

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  15. October 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm — Reply

    Oh how I would love to be in Barcelona, that dress is fabulous and loving the vest too!

  16. October 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm — Reply

    Love the dress! It’s very missoni isn’t it? I like you in flat boots. We all have to be comfortable some of the time!

  17. October 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    Can’t wait to see your posts on your trip. A) You own flats? B) They look great,as does the dress. I hope you had a great time!

  18. October 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm — Reply

    WVW: Touring Barcelona* http://t.co/vs8DCBsq via @gritandglamour

  19. October 26, 2011 at 4:10 am — Reply

    I love this dress and you look fab! I’m so feeling the 70’s vibe girl! I hope you had a wonderful time!

  20. October 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    Lookin' like you fit right in! WVW: Touring Barcelona* http://t.co/PmdBWhYO via @gritandglamour

  21. October 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    Yay for Barcelona! (and for Zara in Spain, it so much better there) I’ve been to Barcelona 3 times, it’s one of my favorite places in Spain, looking forward to reading your Spain diary! x

  22. October 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm — Reply

    Oh how I have missed you! I can not wait to see more of Barcelona. What an amazing opportunity for you. I am so proud of you. The dress is fantastic. You have inspired me to pop over to Zara on 59th Street to see what they have in now. Sending you lots of love, Mish xo

  23. October 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    Looking gorgeous and fashionable as always, V! Loved your recap posts – PSS readers are going to *die* over them! Can’t wait to share them with the world! (and yay, post 1 is up!)

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  24. October 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    Your dress is incredible. Love the colours for autumn. I’ve just arrived via your post on PSS – very excited to get a glimpse of all the goings on.

  25. October 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm — Reply

    You look so great “in color”! I love that fur vest and your flat boots. Bookmarking this post as proof you do wear flats! Can’t wait to hear about your time in Barcelona!!

  26. October 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm — Reply

    Lovin’ your Zara dress on you + thanks for thinking about lil ol me while you’ve been jet-setting 😉

    Can’t WAIT to see the rest of your photos!!!!!


  27. October 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    OMG your dress is amazing!!! Can’t wait to see some photos from Barcelona!!


  28. October 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    See, I don’t ALWAYS wear black! Thanks for your sweet comments, y’all! I so appreciate them. Please do check back here and on Pretty Shiny Sparkly for more Barcelona posts. They won’t disappoint, I promise!

  29. October 26, 2011 at 10:24 pm — Reply

    What a great dress- very Missoni-esque and very you! I need to bookmark this page to remind myself you do wear flats!
    I can’t wait to see more pics of your adventura in Spain!

  30. October 27, 2011 at 12:04 am — Reply

    Love! Can't wait to see the new boots too… RT @gritandglamour: FRESH OUT: WVW: Touring Barcelona http://t.co/5jJbBr7y

  31. October 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm — Reply

    Love your dress and boots. You look fab in both your signature black and in printed color! I look forward to hearing more about your trip.

  32. October 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    Ooh, it reminds me of one of my Donald Brooks dress…we need to take a twins picture. (Scroll down here http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2008/12/donald-brooks-dress-debut/)

  33. October 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    I was just contemplating this dress on the Zara website yesterday….I might have to go back now after seeing how great it looks on you. Love this with your flat boots!

  34. October 29, 2011 at 4:47 am — Reply

    My dear Vahni I have just arrived myself from a trip to Navarra and Rioja.
    For some reason your blog wont updare when you post. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    I am so glad to see how well you look in Spanish soil.
    Much love always, goddesss.

    October 30, 2011 at 9:09 am — Reply

    Such an amazing dress! I’m gonna go read all about your trip!

    • October 31, 2011 at 10:19 pm — Reply

      Thanks, love! It was an unforgettable experience, that is for sure! Um, and can we TALK ABOUT THE BLUE PONY HAIR WEDGES AT ANN TAYLOR?! I. Need. Does your store have a 9.5?

  36. November 1, 2011 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Thank you all for your sweet comments, here and on Pretty Shiny Sparkly! Kristina and I both appreciate your readership!

  37. November 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    At first glance i thought that was a Missoni dress! I love the pattern – i wish we had a Zara in Cleveland but no such luck. I have yet to step foot in one but constantly love what I see on other people!

    I am still so excited for you about Barcelona. What a great experience! So glad you were able to go!

    • November 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm — Reply

      UM, ZARA is offering online shopping, now, woman!

      • November 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm — Reply

        HA! I know, I just don’t know how the sizes run so I am hesitant to buy anything. Guess I could and just return if need be 🙂

  38. November 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm — Reply

    i tried that dress on at Zara and all they had was a medium; too big. boo! it’s fabulous and you look great in it. Very Missoni-esque!!

    • December 18, 2011 at 11:47 am — Reply

      Thanks, Dree! Maybe you can still find it? I highly recommend it, actually. It’s so fun with the fringe!

  39. November 17, 2011 at 11:58 am — Reply

    It sounds like you had an awesome time in Barcelona! I spent a Summer there a few years ago and am convinced its one of the most amazing places on earth!

    • December 18, 2011 at 11:47 am — Reply

      It is indeed! So want to go back for a summer vacay one day! Thanks for your comment!

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