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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from Shopbop & SALE

I am a huge fan of the site Shopbop. With the holidays here I knew I had to narrow down some gift ideas and it is the perfect place to shop for friends and family.   Shopbop Holiday Gift Guide by victoriamason featuring mens black shoes Marc Jacobs Double Neoprene Commuter Case/Le Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses/Gift Boutique The Master Plan Notebook/White Warren Cashmere Gloves/Rebecca Minkoff 'Leo' Clutch/Sugarfina Yes Way Rose Candy Bento Box/Madewell Buffalo Check Trouser Socks/Books with Style Icons of Women's Style/Gift Boutique Assorted Set of 4 Champagne Flutes/Flight 001 Aero Pack/Sorel Dude Moccasins Shopbop is having it's BUY MORE, SAVE MORE Sale Nov. 22 (6:30 AM EST)- Nov. 28 (11:59 PM PST) Use Code GOBIG16 . Remember what I said about friends and family? … [Read more...]

Fall for Pink and Yellow

Pretty in pink and yellow. Pink and yellow for fall?  Oh, indeed.   Every new season comes with a different set of color combinations. Rust and pale blue are hot right now. Fall 2016 has plenty of them to be sure, but the stand out to me this year is pink and yellow.  I'm in love with this combining of a soft, plush pink tone with a saturated yellow that brings to mind number 2 pencils.  Adding dashes of black and brown hues really makes the look stand out. What's your favorite color combo for fall?  Using this wooden flat bead necklace in black and animal print flats adds an almost tribal flair to an otherwise prim look. Pink Pleione Top (similar)/Yellow Jeans (old-similar)/J.Crew Factory Flats/Black Wooden Necklace (old-similar)/Cognac Wristlet (similar) You Don't Want to … [Read more...]