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...]

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...]

Beat the Heat: 5 Summer Running Tips

Weather Emoji says: Last week when I was at the beach and wearing this cute re:named floral jumpsuit from Shopbop? Torrential rains and gusty winds. But here we are in August already, it is the dog days of summer and I'm all about restoring myself and trying to take back a bit of what is left of these golden warm months that beckon to me just like my hammock outside. I've started taking yoga in the mornings at an outdoor class in my 'hood.  It's soul refreshing every time and perfect after my early morning runs. See my summer running tips below I had to buy this after my first class.  It makes me laugh every time I wear it and want to head over to yoga class.   Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog … [Read more...]

The Perfect White Dress

Ah, summer.  You've been a whirlwind. But not so crazy that I didn't have time to find myself the perfect white dress. Meet Ali & Jay 'Kiss Me in the Candlelight', my perfect white dress. It comes in white or black. Both are fabulous.  The dress hugs me in all the right places and I can't wait to wear it for a date night or even dinner out while at the beach.  I love the tassels and the length is short but not too short for my over 40 self. Take a look at the straw bags I included that are all UNDER $50. Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Hello Monday Link Up An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Fierce Summer Activewear

Summertime sweat sessions are some of my favorite times to workout. I love getting up before everyone else and getting a good workout in. The only problem is half the time I end up at the pool for the kids swim practice afterwards and I'm still in my summer activewear. I need some fierce summer activewear so to speak to keep my motivation high and to help me continue working out all summer long and look good while doing it. The Nike Free TR7 Cross Trainers offer both stability and flexibility both of which I need when I'm doing my routines. I love the summery blue hues with the yellow streaking through the sole and sides. Add in the lemon tank labeled 'fierce' that makes me feel lighting fast ( I can dream, right?) and I feel fresh and ready to tackle the most challenging work out my … [Read more...]

Travel with the Kate Spade New York Harbor Crossbody

When I went to Alaska last month I knew that my clothing options needed to be more functional versus fashionable. I didn't want to feel weighed down either whether I was running between my three flights there and back or running around the town of Juneau. I needed a lightweight bag that wouldn't allow me to cram piles of stuff into it. The Kate Spade New York Harbor Crossbody made perfect sense. It's elegant, versatile and unlike some bags with chains on the strap, it wasn't heavy or uncomfortable to tote around. I loved using it while traveling through the six airports I had to go through as much as I like using it now on a daily basis. It never stops getting compliments either. Inside there are two pockets to store things. I put my keys in there and my phone in another. … [Read more...]