6 Affordable Ways to Lift up Your Home Style

The world of inspiration in interior design always puts us in the mood for decorating. We can hardly resist those enticing patterns, rich textures, and enchanting color palette. If this sounds all too familiar, you’ll be glad to hear that you can design a luxurious, chic home on a budget. All it takes is little creativity and inspiration, and your home décor will be worthy of boutique hotels. 1.      Choose a luxurious color scheme It all starts with color and, to add a touch of luxury to your home, you need to choose the right ones. Depending on your personal style, you have a range of options. While royal blues, regal purples, and rich reds will help you give character to your home and create a bold, inspiring look, a palette of soft neutrals will set the tone of subtle elegance. The … [Read more...]

New Year’s Looks

When it comes to putting together a New Year's Look I'm kind of a one and done kind of girl.  I don't want to mess with a lot of moving parts.  Just throw on a dress and let's go! This year with less work comes less of a clothing budget.  Thanks, Lymes!  So, I made a deal with myself.  Find all shoes, accessories, and one part of my new year's look in my own closet.  You can only add one new thing.  That meant breaking out a pair of black velvet skinny pants I wore only once last year and maybe only for a photo shoot.   New Year's Look- House Party by victoriamason featuring genuine leather handbags   New Year's Look- At Home by victoriamason featuring valentines day shirts Sale Dates:12/26-12/28. The sale is additional 25% off sale items with Code … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Making Your Home Instagram-Friendly

Our Instagram feeds are rich in inspiring photos of beautiful and cosy homes that give you a quick glimpse of their owners refined tastes. With such an abundance of inspiration, you cannot but wish to give your own home a makeover and join the vibrant Instagram community. In just a few easy steps, you can give the Instagram-inspired look to your home and start inspiring others. 1.      Think minimalism Instagram has no room for clutter, so get ready for artful minimalist designs. To make your photos Instagram-worthy, you need to free them of visual clutter, which means removing all the unnecessary items both out of the frame and your home. Just a few carefully arranged pieces in the background and an appealing focal point will create a stunning visual effect. Minimalism exudes effortless … [Read more...]

Holiday Hits

Holy Holiday Season, readers! It's here, it's here.  Thanksgiving week is upon us!  Then Black Friday, Cyber Monday and a million sites offering free shipping. I managed to solve one, just one, holiday outfit conundrum with a cute pair of Free People boots and then found a soft berry-red cashmere dress for our Christmas Eve dinner. Ok, make that two outfits. I feel like I'm batting a thousand already. I only wish I could have waited for the Shopbop Tier Sale to get my items. Bop Basics Cashmere Blouson Sleeve Turtleneck Dress   Free People Marilyn Kitten Heels Guys, these boots are an answer to my prayers. I bought this Eliza J dress back in July and I love it.  It's not my typical style or color and I forgot to wear it.  I think it will work really well with these boots … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Staple: The Nude Flat

No matter what time of year it is the nude flat is a wardrobe staple.  I recently slid into my trusty pair only to find them too small.  What?! I had to find a new pair and in fact, saw a seriously cute set on a girl walking down the street one day in downtown DC.  I asked her who made them and wasn't surprised to hear it was Sam Edelman.  I quickly logged onto Shopbop and picked up my own new pair.  They are super soft, with a bit of cushion and a classic ballerina flat.  I adore them. Styling the Wardrobe Staple the Nude Flat 3 Ways   LOOK ONE- Fall or patriotic play is however you want to look at this fall combo that looks good on all body types.  The round toe nude flats add comfort.     Nude Flats Look 1 by victoriamason featuring a long … [Read more...]

Fall Must-Have Items

You all know that I love Shopbop.  I shop there on the regular and I'm always happy with my purchases. For fall, I picked up these basics that will be big this season.   Fall Must Haves by victoriamason featuring skinny jeans 7 for all Mankind Skinny Ankle in Mulberry Rebecca Minkoff Page V Neck Sweater AG Farrah Jeans in 'Grey Mist'  On My Wish List for the Shopbop 'End of the Season' 3-Day Sale Event   Shopbop Wish List by victoriamason featuring leather purses Sam Edelman 'Renee' Bucket Bag/Tory Burch 'McGraw' Bag/Ganni Mercer Striped Crewneck/English Factory Metallic Pleated Skirt/alice + olivia 'Wesley' Bow Blouse/Little Liffner D Saddle Bag Medium Use Code EOTS17.  Sale runs from Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 7 AM EST to Friday, September … [Read more...]

Heels That Crafted History

*Disclosure: Guest post by Christine Rudolph.  Opinions are 100% those of the guest post contributor.  Affiliate links are used. Image Source Fashion does not make exceptions for shoes – after all, it’s a $40 billion industry. With every season, we get to see a new breed of all kinds of heels - thin stilettos, satin pumps, black-heel mules, and towering high heels. But as far as the history of high heels is concerned, it takes you back all the way to the 15th century. During those days, heels were not only something associated with only women fashion. There are history pages that talk about Persian men who wore heels, especially while horse riding. As the decades continued, heels were worn and loved by both the genders equally. While high heels have evolved a great deal since … [Read more...]

How ‘A New Day’ at Target Gave Me Unicorn Pants

Last week I found myself back at the old bullseye also known as Target for what felt like the billionth time in weeks.  Yes, we needed more school supplies (Dear, middle school you can stop now with all the per class special requests) and some items for the girls' new fall activities.  Wouldn't you know it also gave me time to check out the 'A New Day' line in the Target women's department? And there on a rack chocked full of boring black and navy dress pants I found what is now referred to as my "Unicorn Pants".  I swear, I was only looking and not planning to buy.  But then, well, unicorn pants. How do I describe these pants?  They are incredibly soft to the touch.  They look dressy but can be dressed down too. They are a small but sentimental nod to our old life in the … [Read more...]

Velvet Crush

I'm back and I have a velvet crush.  It's been awhile, hasn't it?  I swear the end of summer was like some sort of sprint with lots of travel and trying to get over the Lyme disease hump. Labor day has come and gone and I am officially ready for fall.  Cooler temps, morning runs and getting into a routine.  I've tossed so much from my closet and I'm making room for some gorgeous pieces including a few velvet items which are trending big time for fall and winter.   Velvet Crush by victoriamason featuring grey accent pillows Knotted Velvet Srunchie/Velvet Skater Dress (similar)/Kensie Jeans Velvet Bomber/Asymmetrical Velvet Dress/Velvet Pillow (similar)/Topshop Velvet Hoodie (similar)/Quilted Velvet Pillow/Esprit Velvet Scalloped Odette Ballet Flats/Madden Beez Flat/Urban … [Read more...]

Back to School with the Shopbop App

"You gotta go back, back, back to school again!" Thanks to my husband who introduced Grease 1 & 2 to our kids earlier this summer, this song has been on an almost constant earworm loop in my head the last few weeks. And so while I've been working on and off as best that I can and dealing with more Lymes disease fall out (over it? YESSSS, ma'am!) I have been doing most of my back to school shopping for the kiddos online.  And I was fine.  FINE! And I was fine.  FINE! The itch to buy me some fall clothes hadn't hit yet.  I was good with my summer dresses and shorts and tees.  My rompers and swimsuits suited me just fine.  FINE! Then the Shopbop App happened.  And I saw image after image of items that just beckoned to me. Clothing from Ksenia Schnaider and Baum Und … [Read more...]