Be Merry, Be Bright: Gifts for All Budgets

Are you a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday kind of gal? Me? I love being able to cozy up to my laptop with a mug of tea or coffee and whizz around Cyber Monday finding deals and just the right gifts for all budgets. This week Shopbop is letting us all start early with their latest sale and it is a big one! Sale Begins: Tuesday 11/20/18, 7:18am Eastern Time Zone (New York) Ends: Sunday 11/25/18, 11:59pm Pacific Time Zone (Los Angeles) CODE: MORE18 •             15% off orders of $200+ •             20% off orders of $500+ •             25% off orders of $800+   Want to see my favorites?     BaubleBar Torrie Resin Hoop/Ban.do Play Nice Yoga Mat / Shashi Solitaire Ring/Free People Big Sky Slouch Beanie Yosi Samara Flats/ Cloverpost Chain Bracelet/Rebecca … [Read more...]

The Best Black Leggings

models ofurbanculture by veamason   I love black leggings.  Particularly ones for, oh wait,  there's no real guideline here. I love Spanx type that looks like leather or just cotton.  Fabletics capri or full-length black leggings for working out or just hanging around the house?  Adore.  That's right.  And since this winter was endless and my disease makes me not want to wear anything that isn't super comfy my black leggings have been in a heavy rotation.  I've gotten creative with my black leggings. So let's talk about my favorite black leggings.  You can wear them all year round.  And yes, I truly believe that black leggings are pants especially now that the athleisure trend is so hot. In no particular order. They're all AWESOME!   Terez Black Skull Foil leggings. … [Read more...]

Spring, a Shopbop Sale & Everything InBetween

As I look out my window today and type this the weather is raw and rainy.  We are expecting snow tonight and everyone around me is grousing on and on about how they "just can't take one more day of winter."  I feel you. Big time. Spring is so often associated with rebirth. This past winter with me being sick and indoors for all of it has been decidedly one of the hardest times in my life.  It's been dark, people, really dark.  I've been struggling with my treatments for the Lyme disease and all three of the co-infections. My spirits have sagged to new lows with the pain these treatments cause.  The nausea all day, every day is such a highlight. I was just beginning to feel like I was turning a corner about two weeks ago and that I could see a light at the end of all this and BAM! … [Read more...]

Shopbop Sale Top Picks

I love a good sale.  Who doesn't?  Especially when the spring season is about to kick off. It may still be cold and cloudy outside but my brain and closet are gearing up for warmer weather. The Shopbop Sale (details below!) is going strong right now and here are a few of my top picks to kick off the spring season.   Rebecca Minkoff Pressed Flowers Diamond Scarf. This scarf hits up that dark floral trend for spring while also nailing the use of scarves this time of year.  Consider tying it around your wrist instead of a bracelet or wrapping it around your structured bags handle too.   Robert Rodgriguez Halter Jumpsuit is a great transition piece from spring to summer.  Wear it with mules, dress it up with strappy sandals, throw on a blazer or wear it alone.  I love … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Spring Refresh & Shopbop Sales Event

Shopbop is having one of their FANTASTIC sales again. I picked out a few items to freshen up my spring wardrobe, let's call it a spring refresh.  Original, no? It's exactly what I need right now.  I've been pushing hard in my daily workouts with the motivation that I need to because in work and my personal life things are not going so stellar. A little kick from the post-workout endorphins is in order. I'm not hustlin' with work because I'm taking care of sick kids, we added spring sports into our schedule, real estate heats up this time of year (that's a great thing!) and we found out last week that our dog, my baby, has congestive heart failure.  We are making his last days comfortable but we don't have a lot of time with him.  My heart it feels broken.  I'm living in a world of … [Read more...]