WVW: Glitterati by Pretty Shiny Sparkly*

Atten-TION! Happy 2012, lovelies!

This is my official 2011 farewell and salute to the New Year, and I just had to do it in my military-inspired Glitterati by Pretty Shiny Sparkly shirt. Yeah, you know the one my blogging bud Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly) designed? Well, sorry you missed the chance to scoop one up, because it is ab fab in real life! Unctuous olive green silk punctuated by patches of square gold sequins? Um, yes please!

As feminine as this shirt can be, I couldn’t help but go full military with it. Or maybe it’s biker/rocker/military? I don’t know, but however you label this look, I can assure you of one thing, it is empowering! And I’m sure when I pair it with wide-leg pants for the the office, it will be just as attention-getting. If I can’t blind them with my brilliance, no doubt the glint of my sequins will!

*WVW = What V Wore
Shirt: Glitterati by Pretty Shiny Sparkly • Belt: Ann Taylor • Leather leggings: Michael Kors (similar, vegan)• Boots: Gucci
Stole: vintage • Bracelets, right wrist: Stella & Dot (details below)

You know what else I love about this shirt? Other than it’s gorge? I love that it came with a personal note from Kristina, and that every time I wear it, I think of her. I never would have met Kristina if it weren’t for the blog. It’s people like her, people like YOU that keep me coming back to the keyboard.

I just acquired this trifecta of gold-smothered deliciousness from Stella & Dot, and you know what? This photo (which is a close-up of the bracelets I’m wearing above) has been my most loved Instagram photo this year! And that they’re a perfect complement to my Glitterati shirt? Coincidence? I think not. For those of you who’ve asked, links appear below.

Stella & Dot bracelets, top-to-bottom: Devi BanglesRenegade Cluster BraceletPyramid Double Wrap Bracelet


Thanks for making 2011 one hell of a year, y’all! Without you, I’d just be a girl in a room with her thoughts. Thank you for your continued support, tweets, shares, friendship, inspiration, and love. May 2012 be filled with sparkles, dreams, joy, and profound happiness! Cheers!


  1. Happy New Year(‘s Eve) Vahni! I love your tough girl spin, and that first photo is just too perfect- you look a little mischievous. 😀

  2. AAaw AND I would love to join the Army to obey to a GLAMazon(icious) Officer like V (“Uber straight nod of approval”) !!!
    ps: Early Happy New Year, I am pretty sure dedicated to rhyme with “Multi-faceted Haughtiness in motion” (“Wink from an Expert ès Sexy / Glam forecasts”) !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  3. This shirt is just amazing! I love how you styled it – the accessories are fierce! Have a fabulous time tonight and I hope 2012 brings you lots of luck, love and laughs 🙂

    Emma xx

  4. Absolutely love that instagram photo, too. Jodi of Live FabuLESS has that spiked bracelet, which she let me wear at Blogger Brilliance, and I really wanted to borrow it forever! Love your Glitterati shirt! Happy New Year, Vahni. Great to have met you.

  5. Now this is how to say goodbye to 2011! YOu look great— love the styling!

    Wishing you a fabulous 2012! Thank you for your blogging friendship in 2011 and I I hope to see more of you in 2012!

  6. I simply love that top, and it DOES look great with the bracelets! Happy New Year to you, and thank you for writing suck an inspiring blog 🙂

  7. Loved the shirt on Kristina and I love the way you took it and added your own personal style. Adorable, as usual. Happy 2012 – hope it’s a great year for you! – Katy

  8. Love the salute in the first pic. And the shirt with the glitter accents looks amazing on you. The look is definitely military rocker! 🙂

  9. it is absolutely fabulous! And every time you wear those boots I drool! Wishing you and you family a very happy and healthy 2012! xo

  10. The blouse looks awesome on you, loving the fur embellishment too!

    I had a lot of fun joining you ladies for my first BDIB challenge 😉

    Happy New Year!

  11. Aww, it’s gorgeous! Even though I’ve only met her once, I’m so proud and excited for her about this collaboration. It’s bloggers like you guys that pave the way for the rest of us. You rocked this military/rocker look— I know it will be killer with wide leg jeans too! 🙂 xx

  12. Thank you all for your comments…so flattered, and glad that we’re all psyched about Ms. PSS’s awesome design!

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