About

I’m what you might expect, and then not. New Yorker moxie meets Southern hospitality. Northern-born, Southern-bred, from a line of unconquered Greeks I am.

Once bitten, twice brazen; fashion-obsessed and opinionated. I finally spread my wings to fly and flew too far, I fear. To find my center and just be, I write; this is me:

I am V.

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OK, seriously.

Aside from being the principal of my blog, I’m a writer with a Master’s Degree in English/Technical and Professional Writing. I’ve spent more than a decade working on Web content development and usability for large corporations.

More than a decade! Ouch. Now you know I’m no spring chicken.

As far as fashion blogging goes, I have also contributed to:

Contact

If you are interested in working with me or have any questions, feel free to email me at gritandglamour@gmail.com. You can also tweet me @gritandglamour.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hello,
    just stumbled upon your blog via the expat. website….I’m a Seattle gal moved to Maleny, Queensland 11 years ago with Aussie husband.
    Cheers,
    Renee
    reneeblackwelldesign.com

  2. says

    Hello,just stumbled upon your blog via the expat. website….I’m a Seattle gal moved to Maleny, Queensland 11 years ago with Aussie husband.Cheers,Reneereneeblackwelldesign.com
    +1

  3. MR Label says

    Hi V,

    Thanks for your compliment! Hermes birkin is my dream bag too… Opps forget to tell you I already put myself in the waiting list for the bag.. hehe…once i have it, then you grab it and run… lol

    Mr. Label

    • V says

      Ha! Mr. Label…so cool of you to leave me a little note! You are so lucky to be on that list…and lucky I’m in the U.S. so that when you do have get your bag, I can’t grab it!

      I hope Lee will shoot more photos of you so I can see what kind of fabulousness you’re sporting!

  4. says

    Hey V,
    Just discovered your blog via Independent Fashion Bloggers and wow its def a new daily read! Love your style and honest approach to blogging. I am new to the blogging world and tried doing the fashion show posts and got no where and took me a while to realise that the personal approach works better. Your honest thoughts on things is really refreshing as quite a few blogs that I have hopped along jsut seem really fake and I am not into that. Loved your approach to work wardrobe, The G&G Office Wear Strategy, I am going to start dressing for the job I want rather than the one I currently have.
    Got to say A Wedge and a Prayer was hilarious!! I did the same type of thing! I was on a night out in SUPER high ahrd to walk in heels and lasted the whole night BUT at the end of the night once I put on my flats after the club I then off balanced off the curb and twisted my ankle :)
    Really am impressed with your layout and simple design of your blog, its easy to navigate and its design makes it easy to read as well
    Amy xxx
    http://www.loveamie.blogspot.com

    • says

      Amie, thank you so very much for your sweet comment and for sharing your story. Isn’t it crazy how we can navigate in heels but stack it in flats?! No logic there.

      I’m glad you found G&G to your liking. I truly appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with me…over to check you out now!

  5. says

    Hi V,
    Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on my blog. The advice and resources you offer here are incredible and so, so helpful to somebody like me. Thank you for sharing!
    I also adore your outfit posts, you have great style.

    evie x
    One More Blog

  6. Jenna says

    Hey V!

    Okay, so ashamedly…I have JUST visited your blog for the first time. I am good friends with bloggers like Erika from style activist and Marissa from Taste & Style Files. And I hear them tweet and chat about your blog all the time. And I keep going YES! I have to get over there…but I am so bogged down with college (procrastinating my last final study-sess right now) and work (I am a freelancer) that I have not done so. And FINALLY I saw your tweet of your new post and was like, THE TIME IS NOW. And now I can’t leave your amazing blog, my dear! You have incredible style, and your posts are super-inspirational. Your 12 days blog? SO referring to that for the new year. And I loved the post about mixed prints. Girl, you have an awesome blog! I didn’t know what I was missing. Keep up the great work and keep being your lovely self! You’re a total original. Love it!!! :] :]

    xo,
    Jenna
    http://sevenstylenotes.blogspot.com/

    • says

      Wow, Jenna, thank you for your incredible comment! Glad you like what you see…I appreciate your feedback and support. That is such a gracious comment and I am totally blown away by it!

      Going over to check you out now!

  7. says

    hey i just saw u on Lee’s blog (u look wonderful and amazingly stylish on the photo),and since i adore his blog and i’m checking it daily i had to check yours as well!:) i must to say i’m more than pleasantly surprised with the content here,and i am happy i’ll be able to keep up with your new posts (i follow u on bloglovin)!:) keep up with great work!:)
    kisses
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/
    Jelena’s latest post: Rainy day in TrikalaMy Profile

  8. says

    Okay, so ashamedly…I have JUST visited your blog for the first time. I am good friends with bloggers like Erika from style activist and Marissa from Taste & Style Files. And I hear them tweet and chat about your blog all the time. And I keep going YES! I have to get over there…but I am so bogged down with college (procrastinating my last final study-sess right now) and work (I am a freelancer) that I have not done so. And FINALLY I saw your tweet of your new post and was like, THE TIME IS NOW. And now I can’t leave your amazing blog, my dear! You have incredible style, and your posts are super-inspirational. Your 12 days blog? SO referring to that for the new year. And I loved the post about mixed prints. Girl, you have an awesome blog! I didn’t know what I was missing. Keep up the great work and keep being your lovely self! You’re a total original. Love it!!! :] :]
    +1

  9. says

    I feel kind of like a blog stalker….I just stumbled upon your blog the a few days ago, and inbetween work and classes I managed to read through the entire archive. I think I’m in love :) You humor, wit, and voice are inspiring and I’m loving the way you put together your looks without being overly done. You perspectives on life, love, and fashion have made for a great read and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up.

    • says

      Wow, Katy, what a sweet comment! Thanks so much. Glad you’re enjoying my blog and I do hope you’ll come back for more. Welcome to the G&G family!

    • says

      Oh, thank you so much! That means a lot to me. It is nice to meet you. I’m really glad you find G&G worthy of your time. Talk to you soon!

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