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...]

What Goes Around Comes Around: The Choker

Ah, the choker.  How I loved them.  Back in the mid-90's! Oh yeah- Pearl Choker from Prom 1994 and Winter Dance 1993.  Because what is old is new we have this latest trend that was even seen on Erin Andrews during the Super Bowl. Source: Fox Sports Each time a trend comes back around again, the choker included, it gets tweaked.  Initially, I was all, "Nope, not gonna do it." I was over it.  It wasn't one I wanted to repeated.  Then I saw these from Shopbop and capitulated. I really love it with simple necklines.  Pair it wish a straight neckline and blazer like Erin or peeking out from an open collar. Meet my new favorite chokers.  No more black ribbons, no pendants.  No crafting included.  Just pure gold.   The Choker Trend by victoriamason featuring a choker … [Read more...]

What I Wore: Instagram Style

What I wore: Instagram version because I am F-O-C-U-S-E-D. Focused.  Goals mapped out.  Vision board created (yes, really), accomplishment notebook and pages are being written.  I'm busier and quieter than ever, social media-wise, but I'm feeling good.  I'm excited again and that in and of itself is motivating! Lunch with a friend and a side of networking.  Practiced my staging skills for flips too. It ended up being too warm for even the trench coat but I was overjoyed that I could drag it out of the closet. I adore this trench.  I have bought a few in the past and while I like them they don't have the liner, the shape and perfect khaki color that this one from Uniqlo possesses. Work out and get to work.  Those are my days now.  5-6 days a week I'm sweating to feel better … [Read more...]

Rent the Runway

I've used Rent the Runway quite a few times and it has never failed me. Whether it is a gala, cocktail party or last minute request their selection and customer service has always been on point. Even when a dress or two hasn't been available to me they have reached out via phone and email to make sure I was happy and offer up items that might work for me.  When that hasn't worked they have allowed me to choose multiple dress styles and various sizes to compensate at no additional cost. When H announced his winter work party would be in a week I had to fire up my Rent the Runway account again.  I chose a basic black lace dress by Nicole Miller. It has a long sleeves, which is perfect for Janauary temps, and the nude lining underneath holds you in to create a nice line.  After a busy … [Read more...]

But First, Gangster Rap & Some Activewear

But first, gangster rap.  Yup, that's me. When I'm feeling down. Gangster rap. When I'm feeling angry and like the world is full of injustice. Gangster rap. When I'm having a kick ass day and full of hustle?  Gangster rap, please. To be truthful, I'm just a hip hop fan all around.  Throw in some disco and funk and that's pretty much what makes my little musical world go round. So when I saw this shirt on Facebook I knew it had to be mine.  H gave it to me for Christmas and while I know I'll wear it under a blazer or hanging around the house or WHEREVER because I LOVE IT, it also makes a great activewear piece.  And really?  What's better to workout to?  Pop music? Not for this girl. I picked up these 3/4 leggings at Shopbop in December. I was feeling the red color hard.  They … [Read more...]

Cozy Post-Holiday Style

We are in that interim between Christmas and New Years.  Life slows down, we chill out with loved ones and we have a tendency to get cozy.  I know I'm totally feeling a cozy post-holiday style in this look. I picked up this sweater on a Target run. It's pale pink color and thick weave beckoned me and once I felt how soft it is I tossed it into the cart.  The OTK boots are me succumbing to a trend I was so resistant to until I tried these babies on.  Wow.  I love them.  Warm, comfy and a let's be honest, hot.  I'm SOLD. Paired with my BB Dakota Jack by Roddy leggings from Shopbop the 'Gisela' OTK boots are super fun to wear. I have rocked them with a sweater dress for an Ugly Sweater Christmas party, jeans and more leggings. I decided on these 'Gisela' OTK boots because I … [Read more...]

Black Lace and Winter White

The Mazda holiday party also known as my work party for this year was held on a gorgeous twinkly night by the water. I couldn't resist the urge to pair my black knee-high boots with a black lace bell sleeve top and my high-waisted nautical flare pants in a chic winter white. Mazda MX-5 Miata. Source: Victoria Mason Instagram. I wore this Vince black lace top last spring for a St. Patrick's day gala. Back then I wore it with a full green midi-skirt.  Here in the holiday season I knew I wanted understated chic that made me think of winter. The buttons on these nautical flare pants make me so happy.  I always feel like I need to be in some 1930s musical when I wear them. Cold temps and walking city blocks made me keep my pumps at home and opt for the warmth of my knee high … [Read more...]

Holiday Style with Garnet Hill

Winter is settling in here in the DC Metro area and that means it is time for more holiday style.  This time courtesy of Garnet Hill and special group of ladies creating some gorgeous looks called- It's a fun collaboration with some incredibly stylish mamas who have loads of seriously fabulous holiday style ideas for you. Get ready for everything from holiday party looks to comfy chic holiday shopping outfits, we’ve got your holiday style covered. Take a look at Julie from Mom Fabulous and her take on 'Moms Do Holiday Style'. Now, let’s talk about how I worked with Garnet Hill on my own version of Moms Do Holiday Style. I created three looks based on two pieces from their Holiday Dressing collection. Look One This outfit combines both items the Cashmere Turtleneck … [Read more...]

Everyday Basics

This  week has me sending texts that make my friends say, "Reading about your day has me exhausted."  That's why I am relying on the everyday basics of my closet to get me through this week and every day this month if I'm honest. This time of year there are parties and special events and blog posts to upload with holiday looks, but what I'm really wearing on the daily is all my best and favorite basics. These closet staples are must-haves and make it possible to just grab and go every morning. I want to get as much done now while the girls are in school so that I can enjoy their time off at Christmas. Monday morning had me running all over the town.  It was warmer and the sun was shining bright. No jacket needed. Staples like a stripe shirt, black booties, and a cardigan work … [Read more...]

Are You Mad for Holiday Plaid?

I am placing full responsibility on this red ruffled shirt for single-handedly getting me into the Christmas spirit. It also made me mad for holiday plaid. Now I just want ALL THE PLAID. I wore this easy combination on Thanksgiving and I loved it more than I thought I would.  Initially when I bought the shirt and tried it on I felt it was too stuffy.  Buttoned up all the way to the top to show off the ruffles was too staid.  Pairing it with my velvet skinny pants felt too much like I was skipping Thanksgiving entirely and heading straight to Santa coming down the chimney. I decided to undo a few buttons and add some much needed sparkle with this J.Crew necklace I received as a birthday gift (SOLD OUT-similar).  Pairing it with skinny ankle pants felt classic and enhanced … [Read more...]