Glow and Go!

I know it cannot be just me that got to a certain age and suddenly became a wee bit obsessed over removing dead skin cells.  It's not like it is a hobby of mine but I am definitely more interested in renewing my complexion now more than I was two years ago.  I've even considered laser treatment in the last six months.  Shhhh... Being short on time and in need of a small refresh I was into the idea of Ren Clean Skincare Glow and Go.  It's a great way to end your summer and head into fall.  The little duo gives summer skin a nice bright bump in the glow department.  Comprised of two products, Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial and the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask (buy them together or separate) the set is good for alternating products throughout the week. Flash Rinse 1 Minute … [Read more...]

DC Getaway

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When the kids are away, the grown ups will play. That's what H and I did this past weekend with a DC getaway while the girls spent some time with their grandparents. We got a little time in the city which always makes us happy. Throw in a birthday party for an old friend and the night was complete. At POV in the W Hotel to celebrate our friends birthday.  A gorgeous night out.Hanging out in the city earlier in the day.  Jaleo makes a tasty glass sneaker. Nordstrom Rack Red Blouse(similar)/JCrew Factory leopard belt (similar)/Mossimo Denim Shorts (similar)/Mossimo Black Flat Sandals (similar)/Forever 21 Leopard Foldover clutch (old-similar)/Tortoise Necklace  SHOP THE LOOK An InLinkz Link-up  TMC’s Whatcha Wearing Wednesday is looking for Co-Host’s! Interested? Just send me an … [Read more...]

Pink Champagne Problems

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The blogger interview series is something new I'm doing over here at TMC.  I love to find new blogs and get to know a person (as much as you can via curated lifestyle posts) and find new ways to style my clothes and home as well as sometimes making a new friend.  So, CHEERS to our first interview in what I hope will be a great series! Allow me to introduce, Dana from Pink Champagne Problems! 1. First off, why and when did you create your blog, Pink Champagne Problems?                                                               ​I created Pink Champagne Problems in October 2012 - I was selected to become an Admissions Blogger for my university. When it came time to think of a name, I was pretty stumped. Until one night I was eating in Shake Shack with some friends … [Read more...]

Buckle Up

Source: aaa.com Seat belt safety isn't sexy but it is an important aspect to driving and riding safely. I like to think that makes it incredibly fashionable too. Did you know that you are 71% less likely to die in an accident if you are wearing your seat belt?   So buckle up and take a few tips provided by me and FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) to stay safe this summer and all year long.   … [Read more...]

Palazzo Pants & Polka Dots

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It's true, I've been in a lot of casual looks in the last few weeks but then one day it is time to switch. Running errands is easier in shorts and a t-shirt but palazzo pants and polka dots is a great way to round out the summer. It's timeless and really comfortable too. I'm sure she's ready to go back to school and quit being my full-time photographer. SHOP THE LOOK Stitch Fix Polka Dot Shirt (similar)/Mossimo Palazzo Pants/Mossimo Sandals (similar) An InLinkz Link-up SHOPBOP is having a special handbag sale is starting August 18th 7AM U.S. Eastern Time (New York) – August 20th 4AM U.S. Eastern Time (New York).  Enter code: INTHEBAG at checkout! (terms and conditions) TMC’s Whatcha Wearing Wednesday is looking for Co-Host’s! Interested? Just send me an … [Read more...]

Stay Fueled for Fitness

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Since July I have been pushing harder to get back into running and more regular workouts, basically being fueled for fitness.  It benefits everyone in my family, trust me.  I wrote this post over at Social Moms to help get me into the swing of things. What do you do to stay motivated and fit? Don’t let the summer schedule derail your workout or quest for fitness. Stay focused and motivated all summer long with these great tips that will have you ready to workout, hit the gym or power up that DVD first thing in the morning or anytime of the day. New playlists, workout buddies and just-bought fitness attire are all excellent ways to motivate you to move. But when they stop working, try these small tricks and tips of the mind to get you moving. Busy Bees We are all super busy … [Read more...]

2015 Kia Soul EV

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  Source: Kia.com I have to admit that the 2015 Kia Soul EV took me by surprise, big time. I drove a Soul last year and it was cute and fun. The girls liked it more than I did.  Then the EV in 'Clear White' arrived and I got a bit of a crush.  First, it has a Star Wars Storm Trooper quality to it inside and out.  That got me excited to drive it right away.  Then, I spent a week with it and didn't want to give it back. This car is electric.  It contains a DC Fast Charge port (480V) and a 27kWh Lithium Ion polymer battery.   I used ChargePoint.com to find charging stations that did quick charges (2-3 hours for a full charge) and DC Fast Charge (30-40 minutes for 80% charge). There were more stations near me than I even knew.  Charging it up was easy, but daily, my one issue.  The … [Read more...]

Tanks & Tees

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August, my time for tanks and tees is also known as a month of Sunday's. I'm always a bit sad when August rolls around. The light changes, everything seems a bit drier and I know that the carefree days of summer are speeding away. I must make the most of this time in the sun with my family and friends. My back porch beckons. The pool glistens asking for one more afternoon spent watching the girls play while I catch up on my reading. New projects for work, the house and fun call my name. There is never enough time. It makes me feel a bit of inertia. And clearly that feeling translates to my style. Last week it was all shorts and t-shirts. This week I just want to live in my tank tops and t-shirts. There is no thoughtful curating of outfits. It's what I can put on and run out the door … [Read more...]

Who Wears Shorts?

With summer winding down, I'm taking some time to step back before we head into fall.  It's the perfect time to let you in on some of the places I write in order to make a living. One of those spots is, Social Moms, where I write about fashion and fitness a few times a month.   Shorts Style by victoriamason featuring cuff shorts The Case for Summer Shorts Who wears short shorts? Not many of after the age of 30 and that is perfectly acceptable.  By this age we know what works, what doesn’t and how to work it.  Unless you have mile-long gams and are super fit, short shorts no longer make the “to keep” list when cleaning out our closet.  So what’s a woman to do when the summer sun shines?  Break out the shorts, of course.  We’ve got the lowdown on the best shorts for you that … [Read more...]

Feeling Fall Trends

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Are you ready? Are you ready to transition into the fall season? I think I might be on the verge and here's why. Between the "shopping diet" I put myself on, the continuous reading of fashion magazines by the pool the last few weeks and the discovery of a new cash back site, Splender; I'm feeling these fall trends.     Fall Fashion Trends by victoriamason featuring a black cashmere hat   And since that so-called shopping ban was over I was now free to shop and explore my favorite fall fashion trends, and I did that while using the new cash back site, Splender, which was easy to sign up for, had all my favorite stores and a decent percentage of cash back on my purchases. Check out my finds!   This fall there is a ton of texture coming at … [Read more...]