WVW: What V Wore

WVW: MNG by MANGO Reveal at jcpenney*

In my last post I shared the awesome jcpenney-produced video of my MNG by MANGO Mission in Barcelona, which I embarked on as a stand-in for the very fabulous, totally prolific Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Here are some shots of what I wore in New York for the reveal of that video and the group photo we shot in Barcelona.

From left to right: KristinaKarenGalaJessicaCarmen, JeanSydneDianna, and me.

If you’ve been over to Kristina’s blog, you saw these shots and more in her MNG by MANGO Reunion at jcpenney post. If you missed that post, whatcha waitin’ for? Get over there! Cause she’s also got a little reveal of her own…a super fab, limited edition GLITTERATI Sergeant Sparkle blouse she designed that you need in your closet!

*WVW = What V Wore
Dress: Banana Republic • Belt: Diane von Furstenburg • Boots: Burberry • Bracelets: Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne
Clutch: American Apparel • Makeup: Tom Ford Beauty (deets in a future post)

I was thrilled to see the other girls again, but spending some quality time with Kristina was the icing on the cake. Love her. Here we are just before departing from the event for a crazy rickshaw ride through Manhattan, followed by an even crazier dinner in which the waiter confiscated one of my spiked bracelets, wore it all night, then passed it to a patron until I retrieved it during dessert. Which was on the house due to his shenanigans.

I mean, really, people? New York, what’s that about? I should have lambasted him with it. Next time.

 Disclosure: This campaign is produced by Style Coalition and sponsored by jcpenney.

Shop My Look

Most of what I wore to the event I’ve had for a while, but here’s a recreation of what I wore, just in case you’re inspired to create this look for yourself.

Asos DressBelt (similar)Vera Wang Boots • Bling Deenie BraceletsAmerican Apparel Clutch


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. November 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    V! I’ve never seen you look more glamorous girl! A total standout amongst all the other bloggers. I think Red is totally your color…against that gorgeous mane…knockout ensemble!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  2. November 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    Yowsers! You are one foxxxxy lady in that scarlet frock! Stunning! Plus i’m loving the eye makeup, belt, boots, errrr everything!

    Have a great week gorgeous!

  3. November 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous post! Loving all the bloggers 🙂

    Enter my blog competition to win Jeffrey Campbell Litas!

  4. November 21, 2011 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    You looked beautiful 🙂 And I think I might have tried to swipe the bracelet too. I’ve been eyeing them every since I saw them the first time on your blog.

  5. November 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    V, you look absolutely stunning…red is your color girl!!

  6. November 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    I love the way you wear over-the-knee boots! Normally I don’t like them but on you they’re great. (You should do a “how to” post!)
    Looks like a fab time was had by all!

  7. November 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    I had the most amazing time, and it was all because of you. We are peas in a pod! I had so much fun on that rickshaw, and I’m surprised you didn’t post the vid! (although…come to think of it…I didn’t post mine either!)

    Thank you for the super sweet link to my Glitterati blouse! And thank you for buying one of your very own! I’m so excited and can’t wait to see it on you!

  8. November 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    You look amazing! I love your look and I’m about to buy those spiked bracelets.

  9. November 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: WVW: MNG by MANGO Reveal at jcpenney* http://t.co/DGSKu2bN

  10. November 21, 2011 at 10:36 pm — Reply

    You two are way adorable together! 🙂 Totally loving your glam look, which makes me lust even more for a pair of my very own OTK boots. Damn I need to live in a cooler climate so I can better justify a pair in black AND brown this season.

  11. November 21, 2011 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    The boots, my god, the boots! Incredible!

    And seriously, only you could make Avril Lavigne look so sophisticated – well done!

  12. November 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm — Reply

    Such a fabulous color on you lady, I also went over and checked out the Glitterati shirt, very cool!

  13. November 22, 2011 at 2:47 am — Reply

    Love this look & post! WVW: MNG by MANGO Reveal at jcpenney* http://t.co/i2i1DCKm via @gritandglamour

  14. November 22, 2011 at 7:14 am — Reply

    Looking stunning. Loved all of your pictures and your writing about your Barcelona trip, but so busy can’t hardly comment anymore on anything 🙂 Love the colour of that Banana Republic dress, lately, im just working so much I never dress up, and you just made me miss that hehe.

  15. November 22, 2011 at 7:35 am — Reply

    Love the whole outfit, especially the bracelets.

  16. November 22, 2011 at 8:26 am — Reply

    GIRL! You in those boots = perfection.
    Perfect amount of sexy with the sweet dress:)
    Love it all.
    Hope you have a great turkey day.

  17. November 22, 2011 at 10:49 am — Reply

    You look absolutely gorgeous here!


  18. November 22, 2011 at 11:08 am — Reply

    Your best look ever, Vahni. It has everything, icluding colour, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  19. November 24, 2011 at 2:34 am — Reply

    You look SO amazingly flawless in this red ensemble!! The second photo is my fav. If you have to update your biz cards puh-LEEZE include that outfit shot of you!!


  20. November 24, 2011 at 4:35 am — Reply

    You look like a star! I love the whole outfit, and the bracelets!!! Red makes your skin and hair glow, it fits perfectly to winter type like you. Beautiful! 🙂

  21. November 26, 2011 at 5:00 am — Reply

    Love the whole look but the bracelets especially!!! You look beyond gorgeous, that is such a great color on you! 🙂


  22. November 26, 2011 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Red is one of my favorite colors….. on you it just looks gorgeous!!!

    Girl….You are so beautiful !

  23. November 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    So this is what I’ve been missing?? Arrgghh…You defo rock the celeb look (hope that’s not a bad term). It’s great to see you girls had a fab time!
    Have a fantastic weekend 🙂
    Joy x

  24. November 27, 2011 at 11:51 am — Reply

    I don’t blame the waiter for swiping one of those cuffs! They are fantastic. I love the boots but you know me, I am boot crazed! Especially over the knee! Awesome dress! As everyone else has said, red looks great on you. It is my all time favorite color! Looks like a great time and Kristina picked the right woman as her stand-in. You rock!

  25. November 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm — Reply

    You both look amazing! You are two inspiring powerhouses. Happy weekend!

  26. November 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    WOW red is sooooooo your color!! You look stunning and so sexy!!!


  27. November 29, 2011 at 8:19 am — Reply

    This is one of my favourite looks! You look gorgeous in the second shot! The waiter would have got a spike up his nose cheeky s*d! Now, would I be being too greedy if I asked Father Christmas for this entire outfit?!

  28. November 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    I cannot think of anything more fabulous than attending something like this! Your makeup is flawless, whoa … I love the boots (crucial staple item) and those Avril bangles look quite fierce V in a sophisticated way!

  29. November 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    You’ve been blessed to do so many exciting things recently! I love this outfit you’re wearing. Those bracelets are kind of a must have! xoxo

  30. Felly
    November 29, 2011 at 9:15 pm — Reply

    These are all awesome!!Thanks for the photos you have for all of us and it really inspires me…

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  33. December 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    I just moved to NC 2 yrs ago. Where are you located? 🙂

    Great blog!


    • December 2, 2011 at 7:56 am — Reply

      Thanks! Will email you my location. Welcome to G&G!

  34. Cherry
    December 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm — Reply

    The photo are really great and I thank you for sharing it to us…Good job!!

  35. December 9, 2011 at 11:42 am — Reply

    Will I look as good as you if I attempt to recreate that look? Hee hee! Gorgeous pics!

  36. December 11, 2011 at 11:14 am — Reply

    Hi loves, thank you for all your totally amazing comments! Trying to get out to see you all soon!


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