Valentine’s Gift Guide

I love all the pink puffy heart parts of Valentine's Day. The red decor.  The candy.  The pop of color in an otherwise dull winter.  Long ago, when I was in high school I created my own valentines and gave them out to my friends to help brighten their day. Now, I just hope that I don't eat all the chocolate that comes into my house via the kids. BUT, I felt we needed to address the V-Day Gift Guide sitch. This gift guide isn't about you or is it? Gift giving is about what the gift receiver wants. Honestly, Valentine's Day for guys? It's kind of a joke. It's lame. They don't care about shaving sets or candy.  Another pair of heart-printed whatever?  Nope. So, file this under racy and check out my picks from 3Wishes.com, a lingerie site that caters to a wide variety of tastes and … [Read more...]

What I Wore: Instagram Style

What I wore: Instagram version because I am F-O-C-U-S-E-D. Focused.  Goals mapped out.  Vision board created (yes, really), accomplishment notebook and pages are being written.  I'm busier and quieter than ever, social media-wise, but I'm feeling good.  I'm excited again and that in and of itself is motivating! Lunch with a friend and a side of networking.  Practiced my staging skills for flips too. It ended up being too warm for even the trench coat but I was overjoyed that I could drag it out of the closet. I adore this trench.  I have bought a few in the past and while I like them they don't have the liner, the shape and perfect khaki color that this one from Uniqlo possesses. Work out and get to work.  Those are my days now.  5-6 days a week I'm sweating to feel better … [Read more...]

Disney Movies for 2017

If I could, I would spend much of my day in front of a movie or TV screen.  Some days I walk around with my tablet or laptop watching something as I cook, clean or even batch work.  I told you before that 2017 was the year I was going to incorporate some of my #geek on you. That brings me to Disney.  They typically bring it each year, but 2017 looks like a tsunami of AWESOME when it comes to family and kid fare. I can't wait!  Let's see what is in store, shall we? First up- Beauty & the Beast My girls are so excited for this one.  Arriving in theaters March 17.  My oldest is beside herself that "Hermione" is playing Belle.  While she was never a Disney Princess girl, Belle is her favorite because of her "love of books and her empathy towards others".  She told me this … [Read more...]

Save on Style with Little Mistress

I'm always looking for new places to find great items for me and my readers. And I love using Maven to create boards that store my favorite pieces and organize them. Seriously, if you haven't tried Maven, do it! They turned me on to Little Mistress and I'm so glad they did.  Look at this fantastic black floral maxi dress! I'm so in love with it.  You can dress it up, wear it all year round and it is fitted!! Want it?  Get 15% OFF your Little Mistress offer by using code MAVENLM15 from January 5-February 14, 2017. I added a few stylish picks for winter getaways and future spring break ideas, including a self-tanning mousse that is a favorite of mine.   *Disclosure:  TMC was not paid for this post. Products were not received.  Affiliate links are used and compensation … [Read more...]

Rent the Runway

I've used Rent the Runway quite a few times and it has never failed me. Whether it is a gala, cocktail party or last minute request their selection and customer service has always been on point. Even when a dress or two hasn't been available to me they have reached out via phone and email to make sure I was happy and offer up items that might work for me.  When that hasn't worked they have allowed me to choose multiple dress styles and various sizes to compensate at no additional cost. When H announced his winter work party would be in a week I had to fire up my Rent the Runway account again.  I chose a basic black lace dress by Nicole Miller. It has a long sleeves, which is perfect for Janauary temps, and the nude lining underneath holds you in to create a nice line.  After a busy … [Read more...]

Create Different

New Year. New Ideas. That's what is all about, right?  Now, I don't make resolutions but sometimes I create goals.  This year I'm feeling different.  I need to be different and create differently.  SO! Here's what I'm going to do.  Just watch... Subscribe to my channel, learn with me and let's create something different here in this space. *What I didn't mention in this video is that I'm also writing a book. Time suck? Yes! Worth it?  I think so. … [Read more...]

But First, Gangster Rap & Some Activewear

But first, gangster rap.  Yup, that's me. When I'm feeling down. Gangster rap. When I'm feeling angry and like the world is full of injustice. Gangster rap. When I'm having a kick ass day and full of hustle?  Gangster rap, please. To be truthful, I'm just a hip hop fan all around.  Throw in some disco and funk and that's pretty much what makes my little musical world go round. So when I saw this shirt on Facebook I knew it had to be mine.  H gave it to me for Christmas and while I know I'll wear it under a blazer or hanging around the house or WHEREVER because I LOVE IT, it also makes a great activewear piece.  And really?  What's better to workout to?  Pop music? Not for this girl. I picked up these 3/4 leggings at Shopbop in December. I was feeling the red color hard.  They … [Read more...]

Golden Globes Style

If you are like me you find yourself thinking of gorgeous, awards show style this time of year. Golden Globes style, to be exact. The Golden Globes are coming up on January 8, 2017 (8pm EST) and it got me thinking about what I and a special date might wear. Dare to dream, right?   Golden Globes Style by victoriamason featuring a mens tuxedos Ralph Lauren Purple Label mens tuxedo / Falke mens cotton socks, $23 / Ray-Ban mens sunglasses / Casetify men s accessory / Oscar de la Renta fitted dress / Oscar de la Renta evening handbag / Silver earrings / Body Frosting Fashion Tape / Oscar de la Renta leather sandals / Viducci vintage ring / L Agent By Agent Provocateur lace thong / Premium mens undershirts and underwear by Tommy John - Tommy John No one wants to have a … [Read more...]

Cozy Post-Holiday Style

We are in that interim between Christmas and New Years.  Life slows down, we chill out with loved ones and we have a tendency to get cozy.  I know I'm totally feeling a cozy post-holiday style in this look. I picked up this sweater on a Target run. It's pale pink color and thick weave beckoned me and once I felt how soft it is I tossed it into the cart.  The OTK boots are me succumbing to a trend I was so resistant to until I tried these babies on.  Wow.  I love them.  Warm, comfy and a let's be honest, hot.  I'm SOLD. Paired with my BB Dakota Jack by Roddy leggings from Shopbop the 'Gisela' OTK boots are super fun to wear. I have rocked them with a sweater dress for an Ugly Sweater Christmas party, jeans and more leggings. I decided on these 'Gisela' OTK boots because I … [Read more...]