WVW: What V Wore

WVW: Flowers and Butterflies*

Flowers, butterflies…and almost no black. Yes. Believe it.

I recently had a wonderful opportunity to visit gorgeous Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina for the first time. I attended for the supremely elegant 50th anniversary party of my aunt and uncle, and also played photographer. I was mesmerized by the venue and can’t wait to go back; because I’m on my inaugural #Whole30 (as some of you know), I couldn’t sample a single drop of the wines produced there!

Thought I’d share a few shots with you, so this is a picture-heavy post.


*WVW: What V Wore:
Double Zara. And I don’t care.





With my favorite lady: Mom.


In the vineyard’s foyer. The details were just exquisite!


My aunt’s wedding dress is on display in the background. It sure didn’t look 50 years old!
I did not get to have a bite of that lovely cake. 🙁


Her wedding shoes and jewelry.


A butterfly to match my dress. I saw it as I was leaving the event. I scrambled for my camera, and it posed for me!

PS: If you’re ever in NC, you must visit Childress Vineyards. It is breathtaking!

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. August 14, 2013 at 12:53 am — Reply

    I love your dress! It’s gorgeous. So elegant, but fun at the same time. The party looks wonderful too. Thank you for sharing.

    • August 14, 2013 at 7:29 am — Reply

      Thanks, Heather! I did feel ladylike and edgy. Just the way I like it!

  2. August 14, 2013 at 2:29 am — Reply

    What a gorgeous location and you look absolutely gorgeous! Love the dress and the shoes on you. I actually tried that dress on in Zara and was so disappointed it didn’t work for me as I adore the print – looks fab on you though!

    • August 14, 2013 at 7:29 am — Reply

      Oh, thank you so much! I love the dress, but I will admit it feels like I’m wearing a straightjacket. The bloody arms are so skinny!

  3. Serene
    August 14, 2013 at 5:45 am — Reply

    The picture of you and your mom made me literally SOL (Smile Out Loud!) I’m thinking my sister and I might have to make a trip there! You look absolutely beautiful! Serene

    • August 14, 2013 at 7:32 am — Reply

      Thanks, Serene! Glad mama and I made you smile. 🙂 You definitely need to get back there in fall, after this blasted humidity abates.

  4. August 14, 2013 at 9:40 am — Reply

    The vineyards are gorgeous! And your dress fits perfectly with the surroundings. Love it!

  5. August 14, 2013 at 9:52 am — Reply

    gorgeous in every way: you and the vineyard… and your mama of course! Love this {and double zara!!}

  6. August 14, 2013 at 11:27 am — Reply

    What a lovely dress! And50 years–amazing, love that she had only those details on display 🙂

  7. August 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    lovely dress!

  8. August 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Don’t you just love Zara?! If you wear it with the right attitude and accessories no one will ever think it’s high street. The dress looks great on you. And what a fab idea from your aunt to display her wedding outfit. Have to tell my mum so that she can do the same on her anniversary next year.

    xx Kristina | Shopping Spy

  9. August 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm — Reply

    Vahni, that is just a GORGEOUS dress! It’s kind of funny – I’ve been trying to figure out is North Carolina hot like Florida? Does it have chilly cold winters like NY? The Eastern US is a mystery to me – so I just love these pics of the topography and surrounds. (PS! Zara, and I don’t care) Funny!! I love Zara. Heck, some days I love Target…!

    • August 17, 2013 at 9:45 am — Reply

      Di, NC is not hot like Florida…except for this summer, of course. We’ve had freak weather. It’s been the rainiest, most humid summer in 70 years. South Florida is hot 75% of the year, with little difference between spring, summer, and fall. NC gets four proper seasons, and gets much colder than FL, plus snow, which does not happen down there. It’s a beautiful state, NC! We have mountains and beaches, a little bit of everything.

  10. August 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    You’re looking fabulous and this place looks so lovely.
    I love that the dress and shoes were out on display…great idea!!

  11. August 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    You look gorgeous as always Vahni!

  12. August 16, 2013 at 12:08 am — Reply

    Beautiful pictures V! And how lovely is that picture of you and your mum!


  13. August 17, 2013 at 9:46 am — Reply

    Thank you all for your sweet comments!

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