BUSTED! Beauty Myths Exposed

  It is time to fight back against the damage that winter waged with its war on your skin. Now is the time to seize the spring day and bring on some beautiful renewal with your skincare routine. Find out what is true and what is a downright lie when it comes to taking care of your skin. It’s a beauty myth smack down! True or False? Your Clarisonic brush is your exfoliating BFF.  Want the answer?  Read more on my Social Moms post. And to kick the weekend off right I'm including some of my FRIDAY FINDS True&Co. Bra of the Year + 40% Off Select Styles!   The bra that Marilyn Monroe made famous is having its moment once again! The Balconette is True&Co.'s Bra of Year! And for good reason! Truthfully, the balconette is almost too pretty to cover up with … [Read more...]

WAPA & White

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Sometimes you just have to sparkle and shine.  Even when you initially wanted to wear a jumpsuit.That was the case for me last week when I used Rent the Runway for the 30th Annual WAPA Gala.  Then two days before they event RtR emailed me to tell me my jumpsuit was damaged. Would I like something else?  Absolutely!  Except there wasn't anything but the Maria dress by Badgley Mischka available. I think it turned out alright, don't you think?  I scrambled for last minute silver shoes that weren't strappy sandals and found them on Amazon for a steal! I felt a little like Claire Underwood from House of Cards in this dress. SHOP THE LOOK Maria dress by Badgley Mischka/Silver Heels (similar) (similar) An InLinkz Link-up TMC’s Whatcha Wearing Wednesday is looking for … [Read more...]

Shades of Blue

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We had some beautiful weather this weekend that made everything we did feel even more special. I felt the need to bring out some denim on denim and mix and match things up. Perfect layers for the windy moments and for co-hosting with Lauren at Fizz and Frosting! And we got out to support our oldest, TD with her first ever lacrosse game. It was so much fun to watch her play after doing many months of clinics and practice. Here's to a great week! SHOP THE LOOK Halogen Cashmere Crewneck Sweater (ON SALE for $36!!!)/J Crew Factory Chambray Shirt/Lee Jeans/XOXO Leopard Slides (similar)/Bee Necklace (old) (similar)/Pearl Studs   Fizz & Frosting (Bloglovin') / The Mummy Chronicles (Bloglovin') Linkup Rules: Follow your host Fizz and Frosting (via … [Read more...]

Simple Sunday

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Last week I hit my limit.  A simple Sunday was all that I wanted and needed.  Would I get it? Only after I put together a winter trunk show for Toyota. Then it was all about feeling the warm sun, peeling off a layer and digging in the dirt in our long-neglected yard.  Some neighbors came by to welcome us to the 'hood and I was so happy to see they had girls the same ages as mine.  What a gift!   This outfit strikes just the right note for talking cars, winter safety and still looking stylish.  I may be done with the boots but the weather sure isn't!  The wind whipped around hard and tying my hair back was the only option. SHOP THE LOOK Old Navy White Puffer Vest (old) (similar)/H&M Turtleneck Sweater (old) (similar)/Edyson Jeans (similar)/Leopard Scarf/LL … [Read more...]

Winter Trunk Show with Toyota

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Welcome to my version of a trunk show with the Toyota Highlander with AWD! I had fun riding around during these last few weeks of winter with this Nautical Blue Highlander. While we might be safely out of the harsh weather here in the 'burbs of Washington, DC that is not the case everywhere. So I put together a handy list of what I stock my car with each winter and some additional items just to stay safe. I polled TMC readers asking them what items they keep in their cars and trucks in the cold winter months.  Here are the most popular and important.  Unless you live in Alaska, then you might want to add a sleeping bag and jumper cables to the mix.   It's smart to keep many of these items in your car or truck all year round and not just during the winter. Stay safe … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Home Fitness

  Your Home & Gym by victoriamason featuring a black chair Daily exercise is a big deal.  It can make your day, provide energy and better sleep as well as keep the pounds away. Build strong muscles and bones right at home by sneaking in some exercise or creating a workout program using everyday items and locations around your own house.  Once you establish the routine and time, you will find it easy to sneak in a few extra reps or an entire 30 minutes of exercise without even leaving your house. Home Equipment It’s easy to find ways to use the structure of your home and furniture for cardio and strength training. If you have stairs in your house you have the making of a great workout. Even if it is just a set of 3-4 steps you can use them for cardio in a pinch.  … [Read more...]

Braving the Elements

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Spring may not officially be here but the weather has certainly turned.  Each day brings a new surprise.  It's sunny and warm! It's rainy! It's freezing cold and rainy!  That was the case when I stepped outside for this week's outfit pic.  It ain't fabulous but it's real and that's life. Braving the elements as rain drips down my back. The tiny photographer was jumping around to miss being hit by the big drops of rain. This outfit felt so spring-like and I couldn't wait to be outside without socks or boots! I totally had to shop my closet for lighter clothes.  Since the basement flooded I can't get to the storage space with my spring and summer stuff that I packed up to move. So what! Who cares? SHOP THE LOOK Mint Jeans (old) (similar) (similar)/Forever 21 Black … [Read more...]

A Little Love

The House Filled with Love & Rainbows by #TheAG I feel like the song lyrics, "with a little love we can work it out." have been a chant in my head for the last six months.  Mainly when it comes to our house.  We knew the road to bringing our new home back to her former glory was going to be a long one.  Five months of highs and lows of buying and fixing up a short sale (hello, mold remediation and demo!) were exciting and at times highly frustrating.  It all worked out in the end and we moved in after almost two straight 24/7 months of making repairs. We unpacked and settled in.  We hit the six week mark last Thursday, woke up and found the basement to be in ankle-deep water. And the snow? It came down. As we frantically dried documents all around our house, getting them crisp … [Read more...]

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.0T

Source: Victoria Mason Some rides are worth getting excited for.  The 2015 Santa Fe Sport with AWD from Hyundai is one of those vehicles.  Right away I was drawn to the Canyon Copper color that sparkled in the sun while the dual panel sun roof beckoned me to take a ride and enjoy a day where we finally had blue skies. Source: Hyundaiusa.com Style-wise the Santa Fe Sport is ready for its close-up.  I reviewed this car in the past (non-Sport model) and liked it and it has only improved over time.  That's what Hyundai is all about these days.  They made a crossover vehicle that performs well, is a pleasure to drive and has a dose of fun included in the Sport model.  The interior is roomy without taking up too much space and really comfortable and well-appointed. Inside the Santa Fe … [Read more...]

Pink Infusion

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One of my favorite parts of blogging is reading other people's blogs. Seeing what you are creating and sharing inspires, entertains and excites me. I was feeling really cranky about winter and the state of my closet when I began reading Rachelle's blog, Pink Sole, and her LPD post.  So simple, so bright and just the dose of color I needed to give my day a better outlook on life.  Who cares that we didn't have school AGAIN today?! Swipe on some bright pink lipstick and get on with your day, even if it is filled with winter's slush. … [Read more...]