Accessories, boudoir, Fashion, glamour, holiday winter 2014 shopping, lingerie, sexy

a look back at josie natori’s pajama party and a look forward at the aw2014 holiday collection

Remember that time I told you about the pajama party at Josie Natori’s new boutique back in August? So I finally got caught up on all my folders and found these awesome photos:

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Looks like everyone had a good time, right? There was a photo booth, they did origami, and had fortune cookies…josie2

And doesn’t that look like cans of Sofia Coppola sparkling wine to you? It does. I know those pink cans anywhere. josie3

It looks like Josie Natori stopped by and someone with really cute shoes as well. I missed it, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the memories.

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Then I got invited to this- and of course ended up missing it for whatever reason. July was like that for me. I didn’t get back on my grind until August. Maybe I had a Saturn return or something. No matter what I did- I just never arrived anywhere.

Anyway, I was flipping through the Natori Holiday Gift Guide and decided that no matter what- I had a duty to bring this loveliness to the blog. I’ve been dying to do a lingerie post, and now here it is!

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This is enough to make you adore wearing a slip (or chemise, which is a much prettier word, right? These were my absolute favorite: 1. Boudoir Chemise $250 2. Lolita Chemise with Uneven Lace $250 3. Boudoir Chemise with Allover Lace $225.

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is theer anything more delicious than having great lingerie? Aside from like, ice cream, or an amazing facial? OR ALL THREE? I could see myself indulging while wearing these: 1. Feathers Bra $68 2. Boudoir Allover Lace Gown $195 3. Rose Parfait Tank $160

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More Sporty Spice than girly? You can’t help but love these colorful bras, perfect for jogging, yoga or pilates: 1. Amp’d Sport Cami $50.00 2. Yogi Racerback Bra $68 3. Yogi Bra $64holidays2

Not just for the bedroom, the kimono top has been one of the hot trends all summer long. Update your winter wardrobe bay adding these or just add a winter accessory to the kimono you have: 1. Avery Topper $995 2. Knitted Rabbit Fur Twisted Scarf $595 3. Taisa Robe $2900holidays5

I love the idea of pattern mixing for a cute little outfit, whether for lounging at home or for a daring NYE look: 1. Prism Wrap $68 2. Valentina Chemise $68 3. Geometric Gold Necklace $395, Geometric Gold Cuff $225, Snakeskin Square Linked Belt $295

Love…

Next Up: the #DiscoverOrigins Global Premiere (Yes, Coco Rocha was there and everything)

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

Accessories, beauty, Fashion, footwear, Style

august recap continued… deliveries! aw2014 goodies from Life is good, LL Bean and Shop Jacqueline Rose Jewelry

You know how much I love deliveries, and August was chock full of them. I met some amazing people at Life is good back in June, and loved them so much that I had to have some items from their fall merchandise.

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First off, the box was amazingly well packed. No packing materials, just everything neatly folded in a box that held everything snugly. No waste. Which is what you’d expect from a company that donates 10% of its net proceeds to charities that help troubled kids.

I fell in love with this All Together Now crusher tshirt (the neon colors made me think of Warhol) and this supersoft and plush Women’s Terry Beach Hoodie, which I tried on at the event and begged for. there is nothing like good quality clothing. I know that these pieces are going to last forever.

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Everything was so soft, so comfortable, and so well made! I asked for the sapphire blue Men’s Hoodie Tee because I loved the color and the orange contrast stitching and hoodie strings. The terry beach hoodie, goes perfectly with my new grey sweatpants and the Vintage Denim Popover works with skirts, jeans or leggings. My fave? The Novella Skirt in deepest plum with a contrasting grey kickpleat. I LOVE this skirt. I can pull it on and look cute in about ten seconds. Oh, and don’t forget the adorableness that is the slouchy floral knapsack… big enough for books, groceries, an extra outfit? I wore this knapsack and the Women’s Love Creamy Henley Tee to the DKNY MYNY event in August, with memorable results.

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I had barely finished trying on my new Life is good stuff, LL Bean sent over a delicious box of treats. The venerable American retailer is actually a treasure trove of cool pieces that any fashion savvy city dweller would love to own. Case in point? This Freeport Field Jacket. It’s feather light, and so perfect for layering, has an adjustable waist, and a zippered pocket on both sides for phone and change purse.

These tumbled leather Lounger Boots are way cooler than Uggs and just as ridiculously luxurious. That’s lamb’s fur inside. So soft. And it has the added attraction of being waterproof, with a rugged sole stamped with a chain pattern for traction. And, like the boots, the Signature 3/4 belt in Golden Guide yellow leather is so soft, it’s like buttah.

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The LL Bean True Shape 5 Pocket Jean in slim fit? Uh-mazing. They actually come to your real waist, which is more flattering that low-rise. The back pockets are nice and clean and sit right on your butt. I love these jeans- they’re stretchy and comfortable, but I stand a little straighter because of the waist and that makes  me look a tiny but slimmer. You can tuck a shirt into these, and not have it flapping every time you sit down. You don’t have to worry about your panties showing, either.

And they’re comfortable- did I say that?

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Cotton/cashmere Birdseye sweater. Soft, comfy, and yet you can do a little styling with this (as you’ll see later on this blog). You can put a shirt underneath, wear a down vest in a bright red or orange with it. Wear it with sweatpants, skirts, jeans, and when the spring comes you can pair it with shorts.

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The last delivery, just in time for NYFW was from jewelry designer Jacqueline Ranieri of the ShopJacquelineRose website. I randomly dropped in on a #JewelryChat one day on twitter and Jacqueline contacted me later on asking to work with me. I was thrilled! her pieces are made in New York, and her path to Enlightenment collection is all about fostering inner peace and being conscious of the forces in the world that surround us. It’s jewelry that not only adorns, but heals.

Jacqueline not only donated her Eternal Flame stackable bracelet set for my MYNY/NYFW giveaway? She loaned me some great pieces to wear and style with for the blog- and let me keep a few for my own personal use. So sweet.

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I am deeply in love with the Ariel Charm Necklace (which I featured in my Dating Diary post last week). I got to wear the Illumination Hand Chain (a piece that actually corresponds with my birth sign) to NYFW, adding a little edge to my look. The Green Oasis bracelet has been on my arm almost permanently since I received it, balancing my solar plexus and heart chakras. The Black Buddha Mala for Prosperity is a symbol of abundance, power, and fortune and the little gilded horn in the pendant is for good luck.

Who doesn’t want that type of good energy when going to cut-throat fashion events?

Next up? Let’s go to NYFW! Photos and experiences from the Lincoln Center Tents and Nolcha Fashion Week.

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian