Don’t Fall Out of Your Fitness Routine

It is easy to fall out of a regular exercise plan. From lack of motivation to excuses such as the weather is bad, to pure avoidance—the are many reasons why you may not be meeting your fitness goals. There are so many benefits to exercising including improvements to your health and overall well-being. So, the sooner you commit to your fitness goals, the sooner you’ll see noticeable results. Here are a few ways in which you can stay on top of working out so that you can avoid this common problem and experience the healthy body that you deserve. #1 Be Internally Motivated In short, exercise for yourself! Do not let external factors such as what others think about you, negative comments, or social stereotypes infiltrate your ability (or inability) to exercise. Exercise is important. … [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...]

Labor Day Transitions

Smile. Labor day weekend was wonderful, wasn't it?  It felt full of transitions and golden sunshine, soft breezes and the ability to wear both jeans and a swimsuit all the in the same day.  I love that. It was only after I got to the restaurant I realized I was in head to toe J.Crew.  This is what happens when they have a 50% OFF sale. I snapped some quick pics before I met two of my friends for a leisurely Labor day brunch on Monday. Later a waitress would spill a pot of coffee all over this bag. Jeans and flats season! I'm in love! Factory J.Crew Crystal Triangle Necklace (gift-similar)/Factory J.Crew Sweater T-Shirt/Factory J.Crew Skinny Jeans/Calf Hair Classic Ballet Flats   Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy … [Read more...]

Moccasins for Pre-Fall

I can't help myself.  The weather turned suddenly cooler and I just wanted to wear my new red moccasins with a pair of jeans. It's pre-fall time, guys.  I couldn't be more pleased. There is something about shiny patent moccasins in bright colors like red or orange that make me smile. I actually squealed when I opened the box the first time. I cannot wait to pair these Michael Kors Daisy Moccasins with not just jeans but other types of denim like white, black, gray and even a pair of chinos.  They'll look cute with a stripe dress too.  You can find more ways to wear them here. MORE STRIPES FOR EVERYONE!  That's my never-ending motto. I had to pair them with my new Forget Me Knot earrings.  I had a pair years ago and lost them. I have searched for a decent pair ever … [Read more...]

For the Love of Loafers

In addition to ankle booties and ballet flats, loafers are some of the most comfortable shoes you can wear year-round. But there are too many of you out there that still aren't taking advantage of this near-perfect shoe. If you just haven't gotten around to it yet, it's about time you do so. On the other hand, if you're hesitant to buy your first pair because you're intimidated by the design, there's no need to be. You just need a quick trend breakdown of the latest loafers—a must-have for any shoe collection. For starters, the loafer designs among the endless supply of flats on Lyst vary in detail, but aside from a few outliers by Kate Spade and Michael Kors, most of them stick to a classic black or brown palette. They're made of leather, faux leather, suede, and various other … [Read more...]

#iloveoctober

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw my #iloveoctober "obligatory fall post" already. It is also this week's featured look on Whatcha Wearing Wednesday's link up and another reason October is my favorite month.  It's all about warmth, golden sunshine and bright blue October skies. Obligatory fall Instagram shot. You're welcome. ‪#‎notaPSL‬ ‪#‎fall‬ ‪#‎plaid‬‪#‎booties‬ ‪#‎iloveoctober‬ ‪#‎douchiefallpost‬ The soft plaid shirt from Madewell I purchased from Shopbop last month. It is a bit over-sized and this is a size small, looks cute with the sleeves rolled up or down.  I did both on and off all day depending on how the wind was blowing.  Paired with low-heeled brown leather booties and my reliable boyfriend jeans (SALE ALERT!) the look was incredibly simple but garnered many … [Read more...]

The Principle Denim Collection by Shopbop

There is just something about autumn that makes us crave our denim even more than any other month. Am I right? That's why I am so excited to share with you all the debut of Shopbop's New Principle Collection.  So many fantastic, well-made and super-stylish brands working together to create one amazing (yes, really!!) collection.  Let's take a look! MiH Super Flare/Current/Elliott Mid Rise Boyfriend/FRAME Paper Bag Trouser MOTHER Straight Leg/AG High Rise Legging Ankle/McGuire Denim Mid Rise Flare/Paige Denim Slim Boot There is SO MUCH to love!!  The slim boot from Paige Denim is perfect for an updated look for boots this fall.  I really love the casual nature of the MOTHER Straight leg too.  Are you getting outfit inspirations for the season too?  I know I am! Rag & … [Read more...]

I’m Obsessed with Fall

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with fall (we are not even going to kid ourselves and put a "kind of obsessed" in there).  I mean, I walk outside my front door and start singing, "It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year...." on a daily basis and I don't even drink SBUX PSL's.  Fall makes me want to craft and I'm not crafty.  It makes me want to fill the house with baked goods and pass them out to friends and it makes me want to SHOP!  Cozy knits, fall boots and booties, ponchos, sweater dresses and new jeans! I WANT IT ALL!  It's like I have to get my own back to school shopping in for myself. Which makes me think of school.  And when I think of school, I always think about how much I loved shopping the J.Crew catalog in high school.  Well, guess what?  J.Crew is having a great sale … [Read more...]

Fall 2015 Colors

Nope, you are not mistaken. I have fall on the brain. It starts next week after all. One of the things I absolutely love about this year's popular fall 2015 colors is that so much of it just comes naturally to the season. Olive greens mixed with mustard yellow and burgundy compliment each other as well as mimicking the colors we see outside.   Fall 2015 Colors by victoriamason featuring 7 For All Mankind Not only do the colors have longevity (we've seen them for a while now) they work well together. You can mix and match them and really work your closet. Add some navy or charcoal gray to that mustard shade and don't forget that the light pink that is so popular and unexpected this fall can make an excellent accent for accessories too. If pink isn't your color then burgundy … [Read more...]

Max Jeans for Fall

I love a good collaboration with a fellow fashion blogger but when it comes in a pair and makes me stretch my fashion comfort level, then it is even better. Max Jeans has some fun looks for the upcoming fall season.  Whether it is a new pair of boyfriend jeans that are more fitted or you want to layer your look Max Jeans has some great options. I received three pieces and styled them with cooler temps in mind.  Two other bloggers, Julie and Andrea received the same three items and you can see different versions of the same jeans, jacket and vest done styled by them. Max Jeans Women's Denim Anorak Jacket This jacket is very different for me. I don't tend to even look at light denim washes much less in jacket form.   However, I liked styling it with a simple black tank and jeans for an … [Read more...]