Few people know that Venus may be observed in the middle of the day. It is only a matter of knowing exactly when and where to look. I have observed it before and have been waiting for an opportunity to see it and take a photo. The photo isn't much because my telescope is designed for wide angle views but it can easily be seen that it is a partially illuminated round object that is displaying a crescent. Venus may only be seen during the day when it is near maximum extension and still reasonably close to the Earth. While it will be more completely illuminated later on it will also be much further away.
This is approximately how it appears to the unaided eye. It isn't hard to see but you must be looking right at it. Then it looks like a tiny diamond sparkling in the sun.
This is an enlargement of the same image above. It's a bit grainy because of the image sharpening required to show it more clearly.
If you want to try seeing it then look due south at 14:40 Pacific Daylight Time. At my latitude of 52 north it is 20 degrees above the horizon. If you are south of me then add the difference to the elevation. If you are in a different time zone then make the appropriate adjustment. Scan the area with binoculars and it will be easy to find. Take great care not to scan toward the sun. It isn't that close but keep an eye on where you are looking.