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...]

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...]

Cold Shoulder and Palazzo Pants

One of my favorite things about summer is the comfort and the ability to throw on a cold shoulder and palazzo pants. Perfect for a date night at the beach or at home.  Palazzo pants are super comfy while looking elegant when paired with an off the shoulder top.  I love this 90s throwback version from Shopbop.  It's sexy and cute at the same time. Merona Palazzo Pants (old) (similar)/Free People Yacht Club Striped Tee (SHOPBOP)/Black Sunnies/INC Pink Clutch (old) (similar)/Matiko 'Delilah' Fringe Flat Sandals (SHOPBOP)/Gold Bangles (old) (similar) Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Swoon-Worthy Pink Off the Shoulder Top

There isn't anything sweeter than a cute pink top like this one.  When I saw it on Johanna, from 101 Things I Love, I couldn't even think straight. It was so damn perfect I knew it had to be mine. Getting stronger each day I decided to throw on a bracelet my daughter made for me to remind me of all the reasons I need to rest, take care of myself and keep getting better. These black fringe sandals with tassel ties are not only gorgeous to look at but actually comfortable to wear. Francesca's Off-the-Shoulder Pink Top (SOLD OUT) (similar)(similar)/Mossimo Black Ankle Pants (old-similar)/Matiko Delihlah Fringe Black Sandal Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion … [Read more...]