WVW: What V Wore

WVW: Holiday Uniform*

Ever since I spotted this poncho thingy on Taylor of Sterling Style, I’ve been obsessed. As fate would have it, five days after her post dropped I found myself in New York—and near a Zara(!)—and after sampling the poncho thingy in person, I knew it had to come home with me. (Great eye, Taylor!)

With mild temps in my world this winter, it’s the perfect piece to throw on for errand running over the holidays. In fact, it’s been on my back so much lately, when I pulled it out again today, Hubby said, “You really like that little Mexican blanket, don’t you?”

Yes, Hubby, I do.

I’ve also been living in my new J Brand mid-rise skinnies. Mid-rise, where have you been all my life? Remember when I was talking about getting some after snagging those Houlihans? These things make me feel gorge even after gorging on Christmas treats and far too many libations. They’re almost as comfy as leggings, but far more forgiving. Two thumbs up for J Brand jeans! Tried and true. I’m in love.

 *WVW = What V Wore
Poncho: Zara • Top: BCBGMAXAZRIA • Jeans: J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinnies in Heritage • Booties: Pour La Victoire
Bag: Michael Kors (similar) • Sunnies: Christian Dior

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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. December 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    AAaw AND the historical fan ès “Western Spaghetti” ‘who is kindly slumbering on me can’t help BUT widely approve this poncho’s vibrancy Dear V (“Straight nod of approval in the style of Clint Eastwood”) ! “Like a Shootout of Boho CHICittude on urban territory” . . .

    à Bientôt, Antoine

    • December 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm — Reply

      Merci, Antoine!

  2. Julie
    December 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    Muy caliente señorita!! Love these poncho/cape thingys…been living in my barefoot dreams robe all week my hubby would probably celebrate if I switched it up to this more festive type piece…try a bathrobe on for size and I’m sure yours would praise the lord!!

    Gorgeous find V, hope you’re celebrating a festive and fun holiday season!! Catch ya on the flip side sweets!!

    Peace. Love. LOL!
    Haute Khuuture.com

    • December 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm — Reply

      Thanks, babe! I love your comments…you crack me up!

      Happy holidays!

  3. December 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    Nice to see you in color, looks great on you! After the unfortunate ponchos from my tween years (11-13), I don’t think I’d give the trend a spin again, it seems to disappear fast- I love the cape style though. That bag is BEAUTIFUL by the way.

    • December 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm — Reply

      Thank you, Elle!

  4. December 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm — Reply

    It looks awesome! Happy holidays and new year by the way!

    • December 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm — Reply

      Thank you, Franca…and happy New Year to you too!

  5. December 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    that is a fabulous poncho, and yes… mid rise! conceals my problem areas way better. Score!

    • December 29, 2011 at 8:23 pm — Reply

      Seriously! Mid-rise is so much better on everyone, I think!

  6. December 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    Well props to the hubby because I didn’t like it half as much as I do not that it reminds me of a Mexican blanket! 🙂 Of course, I thought it was nothing but chic before, but add a little Mexican flavor? I’m in! Not to mention, that thing would hide a burrito or two, wouldn’t it? Gotta love the clothes that hide food babies…or is that just me?

    Happy New Year, V!

    • December 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm — Reply

      OMG, you are HYSTERICAL! Food babies! Um, yeah!

      Hubby read your comment (he’s sitting across from me right now) and cracked up. Classic.

      Happy New Year to you too, doll!

  7. December 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm — Reply

    Love this look … and seriously, your husband’s comment is something my husband would tell me! Would make me want to wear it all the more 😉

    • December 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm — Reply

      Even now, as I wear my poncho, he’s teasing me. They’re good for that, right?!

      Thank you Nikki!

  8. December 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: WVW: Holiday Uniform (inspired by @sterlingstyle1) http://t.co/vhXOHpKk

  9. December 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm — Reply

    After reading this I’m utterly convinced I need mid-rise jeans! I’m actually looking for a new pair of basic jeans because mine ripped (!!) the other day. Sadly we don’t have a J Brand store here so I can’t check it out in person but it definitely sounds like something I’d like to try out!

  10. December 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    You look so chic Vahni.
    Love the poncho and your whole outfit! I would so rock this with a crochet cap. I won a pair of Buffalo Bitton Skinny Jeans and they are so comfortable, didn’t know if they would look good on me but I am pleased.
    Your bag with the tassel is pure eye candy!

    Happy New Year to you!

  11. December 29, 2011 at 11:02 pm — Reply

    OK, I’ve never been big on the poncho look, but you may have converted me. Not only does it look stylish – it looks super comfy as well! I’d say that was a great purchase, and hubby secretly loves it too 🙂

    I am intrigued by the skinnies you have on – wish you had a shot of you standing in them so we could see the full profile. Also – those PLV boots!

  12. December 29, 2011 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    Love the poncho thingy, would totally wear that! I have to try the mid rise J Brand’s live for comfortable yet stylish pieces.

  13. December 30, 2011 at 12:16 am — Reply

    I too am a huge J-brand jeans fan. They look so good and tight yet feel so comfy.
    Love your blanket jacket. I’ve been fascinated by blankets and southwestern motifs as well. Do I feel a trend coming on?

  14. December 30, 2011 at 12:33 am — Reply

    Your hubby sounds hilarious. I absolutely love the color in the poncho print … Ummm, that bag is GORGEOUS V! Thanks for the sweet comment on the blog. Have a fabulous New Year!

  15. December 30, 2011 at 3:53 am — Reply

    WVW: Holiday Uniform* http://t.co/Vyg7dmPD via @gritandglamour

  16. December 30, 2011 at 4:17 am — Reply

    Is it too late to ask for this outfit for xmas? RT @gritandglamour WVW: Holiday Uniform* http://t.co/jUXP6Brm

  17. December 30, 2011 at 4:58 am — Reply

    Thanks for sharing! RT @JTwisdom: WVW: Holiday Uniform* http://t.co/XFwK4Sbf via @gritandglamour

  18. December 30, 2011 at 5:33 am — Reply

    Wonderful, as ever, my dear Vahni.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012.
    I am so glad to have you as a blogger friend and angel.

  19. December 30, 2011 at 6:17 am — Reply

    What a glorious poncho. Love it!

  20. December 30, 2011 at 10:01 am — Reply

    The poncho TOTALLY suits you with your long flowing dark hair! Looking fab as always lady.
    I think I remember seeing the poncho on Taylors site and thinking it was super cute…although it is freakin FREEZING here in Jersey right now…we passed poncho weather and went right into COAT and SCARF and HAT weather. Here is to a warmer tomorrow:)
    Happy New Year.

  21. December 30, 2011 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Yes, yes, YES!! This poncho is amazing – I love it! Also loving the sound of those J Brand Jeans. If they’re like almost as comfy as leggings they’d definitely get my vote!
    Have a great NYE tomorrow!

  22. December 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    I love your “Mexican blanket,” too! And mid-rise skinnies?! Do they come in red?

    Happy New Year Ms V! Big hugs! xoxoxoxo

  23. December 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm — Reply

    I’m glad to see you back on your blog 🙂 I check every week for new posts. Also, I love that little poncho!

  24. December 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm — Reply

    Loving the contrast of the leather bag with the metal with the poncho’s soft material! Nice jeans too! 🙂

    Have a great NYE and of course a superb new year!

  25. December 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm — Reply

    You look so comfy & pretty. I love your mexican blanket – it looks fantastic. I LOVE your boots & your bag. I hope you have an amazing 2012 too!!

  26. December 30, 2011 at 6:22 pm — Reply

    Vahni I love this entire ensemble! Very casual chic. However, your Zara poncho definetly steals the scene! So cute. I’m also digging ur fab red Michael Kors bag! 🙂

  27. December 30, 2011 at 11:20 pm — Reply

    Looking very much like an LA actress trying to stay incognito there, V. Gazing around trying to make the paparazzi in your midst and scurry quickly away.

    At least that’s my opinion.

    • January 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm — Reply

      HAAAA! Funny. the only thing scurrying away in my backyard are squirrels and the occasional deer!

  28. January 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    Sigh this bag is too die for. I love gold hardware… Michael Kors rock. I only have bought his shoes but I need to remedy that in 2012!

  29. January 4, 2012 at 5:52 am — Reply

    Wish you a fantastic, creative 2012 !!!

    Love the poncho, by the way….


    • January 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm — Reply

      And you, Gigi! Thank you!

  30. January 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    Hey, y’all, thank you for taking the time to comment. You sure know how to make a girl feel special!

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