5 Reasons Rent the Runway is Worth Trying

I've been a fan of Rent the Runway (RTR) for a long time.  So much so that I have come to rely on it for business dinners, galas, special events and even a meeting or two. My love for it and its convenience goes beyond pretty dresses. Just look at this tuxedo-style jumpsuit that I wore to a gala I attended with H last Friday. Badgley Mischka 'Emma' Jumpsuit I loved this jumpsuit for a lot of reasons. It has pockets.  It's a jumpsuit and not a dress and it shined on its own and didn't require me adding more accessories to it.  I felt like I could throw it on and go.  The next day I just bagged it up and sent it on its way.  It was worn to a real estate gala but it wasn't going to take up any real estate in my closet. BOOM!  It's fast and convenient.  But you already … [Read more...]

Whatcha Wearing Wednesday: Stripes and Leopard for Spring

Stripes and leopard. It's all about mixing prints and patterns and it isn't as hard as you think. Spring is a great time to experiment. Think about matching a floral pencil skirt with a stripe shirt. Still not sure? Here's an easier way. Start with neutral colors like black, white and navy if you are feeling skittish and work from there. I took my neutral leopard heels and paired them with my tried and true black ankle pants and a new striped shirt I picked up from J.Crew Factory. The stripe shirt gets and update with the ruffle added to the sleeve. Ruffles are really big this spring. Wearing a navy blue multi-strand necklace adds a hint of color while also staying in the neutral zone. I felt like this look was both fresh and classic.  It's updated with the ruffles and has an … [Read more...]

Fabletics March Picks: Brights

Fabletics made my activewear dreams come true this month. Fabletics March Pick of Brights was spot on for me.  I love green leggings.  I don't know why but I can't deny it.  I have a dark green pair but I wanted that bright bit of color for spring.  They did not do me wrong! Fabletics Albury: Salar Capri/Eunice Tank/Amna Sports Bra Perfect for running, yoga or any other type of workout the Salar Capri pants are flattering and wear well after repeated use.  I love that the weather will soon be warm enough to wear capri leggings again too. I own two other pairs of Salar capris and I always reach for them when I work out.  I love the fine mesh on this white 'Eunice' tank and the green detail in the back.  The Amna sports bra has black mesh in the straps and molded cups for a good fit … [Read more...]

Trend Alert: Graphic Tees & Skirts

This trend of graphic tees & skirts doesn't seem new, does it? Except for this change.   Graphic Tees with Skirt by victoriamason featuring a pleated midi skirt Beach Pineapple Tee/Black A-Line Midi Skirt/Miss Selfridge Accordian Pleated Skirt (Under $25!)/Re/Done Denim Skirt (similar) MORE GRAPHIC TEES     Graphic Tees by victoriamason featuring a white cotton tee Black Skull/Tiger/Blondie Cold Shoulder/Circus Tee/Couture Tee Feminist AF/Rose/Unicorn/Coconut/Ciao/Fangirl/Anchor/Pineapple MORE SKIRTS TO WEAR WITH THEM   Skirts for Spring by victoriamason featuring short skirts Denim Buttons (similar)/Black & White/Vinyl/Pleated/Embroidered/Blush/Denim Button/Stripe Lavender Lace (SALE!)/Polka Dot(similar)/Stripe Are you … [Read more...]

Whatcha Wearing Wednesday: Wantable Activewear Box Review

Have you tried Wantable yet? I purchased the Wantable Activewear Box this month and a few years ago I reviewed the Beauty Box when Wantable first debuted. This time I was seriously into the idea of their activewear. Thanks, Facebook ads! You totally sold me. Sigh. Behold the February Fitness Box Picks   Wantable February Fitness Box by victoriamason on Polyvore Eclipse Crop Tank (HALF OFF!)/Shape Active Core 'S' Seam Tank in Amethyst/MPG Prelude Capri Heather Charcoal/Cory Vines Path Balance Legging/Alternative Apparel Shirttail Tank in Asphalt/Mono B Cut-Out High Neck Bra/Mono B Cut-Out Strappy Tank Here's a look at what was inside and what I thought- Subscribe to my channel and learn more about cars, fashion and fitness each week. Like most box subscription … [Read more...]

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Are You Ready to Shop 'Til You Drop? I am so ready for Shopbop's 5 Day Sale!  Here's a sneak peek! The official launch starts on 2/28 7:18 AM U.S. Eastern Time End: 3/5 4:00AM U.S. Eastern Time *Some brand exclusion will apply. For terms & condition + finalized detail list please refer to this link. Here's What's In My Cart Espranza Plunging Dress/Agolde Taylor High Rise Cropped Kick Flare Jeans/Mercedes Salazar Clip On Earrings/Jade Tribe Basket Mini Pom Pom/Stuart Weitzman Chic Flats Check out my picks below.  This season is all about the soft leather hobo bag that can transition from winter to spring in a flash. Tie a small silk scarf around the handle to signal spring is here. Watch for gingham and Americana style stripes and prints to be big this season as well as … [Read more...]

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD

Introducing the Nissan Pathfinder for 2017. Source: Victoria Mason This week we have the chance to take a look at a car that I hold near and dear to my heart.  The Nissan Pathfinder.  I own a 2005 myself. Her name is Chloe and she is our one and only family car.  We bought her a few months before our first baby was born and this week that girl turns eleven.  The Pathfinder is still going strong each day and I still love her like I did on day one.  Chloe has undergone a few changes by me over the years and the 2017 Pathfinder is no different.   My 2005 Silver Pathfinder and the 2017 Pathfinder in Caspian Blue.  Then and Now What's new for 2017 is a more rugged and powerful Pathfinder. After a big redesign a few years ago that created a crossover out of the truck-like SUV … [Read more...]

My Uniform

They say many designers and fashion editors wear a uniform.  A certain combination of clothing that is a mix of form, function and style.  I have a uniform too. Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief- Vogue, Paris For as long as I can remember I have loved button down shirts.  It can't be a tunic or pullover. It has to be a straight up button down. French cuffs?  Yeah, I'm fine with that. But I just LOVE a button down- tucked in a variety of ways or not at all.  When I'm unsure of what I want to wear, the button down never fails me. It's my uniform.   Do you have a uniform? I love a good button down shirt with jeans, slip on sneakers, ballet flats or even heels on some days.  The beauty is in the button down.  It makes me feel both efficient and sexy all at the same time and with the … [Read more...]

Lazy Sunday

You need a lazy Sunday. I need a lazy Sunday. We all need one! The weather dropping to lows this week and doing insane snow things has made us all want to put on some cozy clothes and warm socks and just snuggle in for a spell.  Shopbop Finds: Monrow Sweatshirt and Boyfriend Sweatpants/Hanky Panky Signature Lace Bralette/Cashmere Socks (similar)/Necklace/Rings/Tom Dixon 'London' Candle I've been busy and in full comfort mode when it comes to clothes.  Unless I have to be out of the house and representing my business I am all about utility and practicality.  That means the activewear stays on longer, slip on sneakers are my BFF and sweatshirts are my JAM! I'm straight up OBSESSED with this one  because it is so soft. Plus, if I pull the hood up I can write and be all Evil … [Read more...]

How to Dress Up a Flannel Shirt

On Saturday I was out to lunch with my family, when a friend and blog reader came up to me and said that she loved my 'Holiday Plaid' post but when she tried to replicate the look at home it just didn't work out. How many times has that happened to you?  You see an outfit that you absolutely adore on a blogger and even if you buy the exact same pieces it just didn't look right for you.  What happened? I spotted this casual look from A Thoughtful Place through my link up and decided to replicate it at home. I added my own spin with a darker wash denim and was happy with it.  That's not always the case. It is usually one of two things. You are not that blogger.  Your body type is different. You are taller, shorter or a hourglass where she has a totally different build.  Trust … [Read more...]