WVW: What V Wore

WVW: WTFrock?*

Don’t ask me what I was thinking when I went into LOFT the day before Orthodox Easter, and walked out with this very non-Vahni floral frock. I don’t know what the frock happened.

*WVW = What V Wore
Dress: LOFT • Belt:  BCBGMAXAZRIA • Heels: BCBGMAXAZRIA • Ring: YSL
Bracelets (all by Stella & Dot): Devi Bangles (6); Rhea Bangles (3); Renegade Cluster BraceletSerpent Bangle

Actually I do know what happened. This:

I bought the belt the same day. Had been eyeing it for a while. The hint of snake, those gleaming spikes—that really kind of hurt if anyone gets too close—they had me at gold. So I walked out of BCBGMAXAZRIA with the belt, and I must of been in some kind of crazy Easter-egg-induced-pastel-kind-of-mood when I spotted the dress and actually picked it up off the rack.

Belt and dress in hand, I slipped into the dressing room. Oh, it was comfy. And what a fetching little frock it would be for entertaining company the next day. When I put the belt on, it kind of melted that icky floral sweetness a bit. The unexpected accessory. It was Vahni-fied.  A leeeeettle naughty. I fell in love. The end.

Have you bought against type lately? What did you pick up that was totally not you?

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37 Comments

  1. April 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    You look great with the dress, very bright, cute florals!! Go girl!

    • April 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm — Reply

      Thanks, sweetness!

  2. April 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm — Reply

    A leetle naughty, but very niiiiiiiiice honey! Sometimes it takes a teeny tiny accessory to getcah thinkin’ outside your box~ Love this floral feminine side of you…sweet in the front…Party HARDY in the back! That’s the thing about spikes ;D

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  3. April 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    I was going to say after looking at the first picture – what happened was you made it very YOU with the kick ass accessories :)
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  4. April 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    I LOVE that dress! I am an Ann Taylor freak, I always find fun pieces to wear to work but I still fee youthful and stylish. You happen to look stunning in floral, the belt I think makes it very Vahni I think!
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  5. April 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    Oh my you look gorgeous. I love the print on you and that belt rocks with that dress. Would you believe it’s 56 degrees in my neck of the woods and it was in the 80s last week. Oh my!

  6. April 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    I love that you “Vahni-fied” it with that belt! It’s amazing how you can take something so outside your normal style and still make it spectacularly you. That is a woman who really knows her personal style. You look stunning!
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  7. April 22, 2012 at 10:11 pm — Reply

    You’re right that the floral is VERY unexpected…but I like it on you, edgy belt or no!
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  8. April 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm — Reply

    I am so jealous that you are getting to dress for spring. And whether this dress is typical Vahni or not, you look great!
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  9. April 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm — Reply

    what a beautiful dress… you look great on it and it looks so fresh with all that flowers…. pretty!

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  10. April 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    I love how you made an unexpected choice so very you with the belt! The belt, by the way, is absolutely amazing. You look gorgeous in pastels – such a beautiful contrast to your hair!
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  11. April 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm — Reply

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  12. April 23, 2012 at 2:48 am — Reply

    Oh my God – you look amazing!! I love you in that dress! And the belt is a touch of genius. I’ve actually banned myself from buying any more black this season and am trying to wear more colour, I’m really loving pastels at the moment.
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  13. April 23, 2012 at 3:22 am — Reply

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  16. April 23, 2012 at 10:14 am — Reply

    Typical style or not…you look AMAZING! Love the dress on you..so fresh for spring and isn’t it great to sometimes take a quick departure from our personal style:)
    Beautiful
    C

  17. April 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm — Reply

    I had to do a double take when I realized it was you in the floral dress in my Bloglovin feed lol. Nonetheless, it looks so lovely on you, and that belt is so fab and Vahni!
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  18. April 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    Lord Vahni! I don’t think the dress should have been lowered to “frock” status. I actually think it looks nice on you. I also love the floral print and neckline. I am pretty bossom heavy and I seriously need to start making a habit of wearing necklines like that. However, I think this is also what makes this dress not you. I think your style is more consistently glam and sexy (not overt). We get a hint of the Vahni that we are used to in the belt though. As for me, I dress in whatever, based on my mood so to answer your question, yes, I dress out of type all the time. (-:
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  19. Kazsandra
    April 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm — Reply

    Gosh.. Why are you so beautiful and fashionista? I really like how you bring those dresses and those accessories as well.. You are stunning!
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  20. April 24, 2012 at 12:17 am — Reply

    I love the pretty water color print – you look great! Greetings from Atlanta. 😉

  21. April 24, 2012 at 10:00 am — Reply

    you look amazing nonetheless! but the belt totally makes this a Vahni look despite the floral.

    x, E
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  22. April 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    What a lovely change for you! You’re totally rocking the floral print!

  23. April 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm — Reply

    hehe! You totally owned this V! True, it is unexpected, but still so you! I love it….and I need the belt!
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  24. April 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    Uhh, I LOVE the new non-Vahni print, but totally know what you mean, it’s sure not your typical V-look. Sometimes change is good, especially if you look smashing in colours like these. ahem, and that belt is brilliant! OMG my favourite. :)
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  25. April 25, 2012 at 1:04 am — Reply

    Haha! Love the post title, and this look. Sometimes it’s fun to step out of the box!
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  26. April 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    You rocked that floral print! And Oh My God these sandals! Beautiful all around!
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  27. April 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    Hottest bunch of flowers I have laid my eyes on in a while. And that is saying something. Vahnifiiieeeeedddd! YES! Love it. Kiss kiss
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  28. April 26, 2012 at 5:19 am — Reply

    Just like a 70s? style!!! And love your title!! A really question now!!!

  29. April 27, 2012 at 9:01 am — Reply

    i so loooove your blouse girl!
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  30. April 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    Your signature black is always flattering, but I think your floral dress is fab! Switching up your choices is the fun part of personal style. I cant say I’ve switched up my style type in recent years, but your inspiring me to try a switch up myself.
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  31. April 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    Um can I just say that I LOVE BRIGHT CUTE COLORS ON YOU. Take a longer walk down this path, my friend. You rock it!
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  32. May 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    Oh my where do I even start with this?! Just going into BCBG myself a couple of weeks ago was the start of some unexpected colour mission lol. I bought a pink dress (I also bought the same in black, like some kind of weird vindication) but you know I kinda like the style difference. I think you rock the colours here V and as for that belt well I can see how the ‘contradiction’ in the two pieces got you. You’re gorgeous woman – hope you get lots of wear out of this piece!

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  33. May 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Looks like you did a great job of styling.Looks pretty easy breezy. A great way to punch of the color is a cherry color pump.

  34. Charla
    June 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    I just discovered your blogand after seeing this look, I know I’m here to stay!! You look fantastic!

  35. June 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    Thank you all for your sweet comments! So nice!

  36. Nina
    September 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm — Reply

    I have those same colors on an older knee-length cotton tank dress that is also not my style but the hubby loves.

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