October 16, 2014

Last Day! - SHOPBOP 25% off Sale!!!

In case you haven't had a chance to visit this sale, SHOPBOP is currently offering 25% off full-price and sale items. It's a great opportunity to get started on holiday shopping for gifts and party outfits for yourself :) . Make sure to use code FAMILY25 at checkout for the discount. Sale ends today at 11:59 PT. Click over to site for more details.

My SHOPBOP faves and must-haves:

Oh, and don't forget, there are some brand exclusions :( from the sale. See below for the list:

Brand exclusions: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne Studios, Alexander Wang, Aurelie Bidermann, Canada Goose, Cedric Charlier, Gareth Pugh, Giambattista Valli, Herve Leger, Hunter, J. Mendel, Jamie Wolf, Jason Wu, Jay Ahr, Katie May, Maison Martin Margiela, Michele Watches, Monique Lhuillier, Nina Ricci, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney Apparel, Stuart Weitzman, Suno, Thakoon, Tory Burch York Totes, Versace, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Vika Gazinskaya, Wes Gordon and What Goes Around Comes Around Vintage.

Happy shopping and have a great Thursday!

October 14, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Accessory Concierge, an online store of trendy accessories at lower price points, has a new line of accessories to show its support and help raise awareness for breast cancer.  Twenty percent of all proceeds from the sales of its "Fight Like a Girl" cuff, "Here Comes a Fighter" cuff  and the "Tough As Nails" necklace will be donated to BreastCancerFund.org.  "The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease."

Regardless of how you show support, raise awareness or donate to the cause, every little bit helps. So join the fight for this very important cause!

October 9, 2014

Inspiration for Holiday: Venexiana - New York Fashion Week SS'15

With the perfect moderate-to-crisp temperatures stereotypical of Fall in New York and full-swing into October, my thoughts are on the holidays. I know I may be jumping the gun since we haven't even had Halloween yet, but this is when I start to get excited for all the extra social events and parties that typically occur from November until New Year's. And with the parties, come the clothes. What to wear... Last month during NYFW, I attended Venexiana's Spring/Summer '15 fashion show. It was a stunning collection of 'make-an-entrance' gowns that inspired me to get really dressed up (at least once) for the holidays. 

The designer, Kati Stern, is known for her use of gorgeous fabrics, expert tailoring, and rock-and-roll edgy style. And this collection did not disappoint! With fabrics such as matte jersey, silk taffeta and chiffon; sequins and Preciosa crystals(most often on a collar or strap) decorated and accessorized the dresses without being over the top. Each look came down the runway with a fluidity on the models that is a testament to the exquisite tailoring and impressive drape of the fabrics. The colors of the dresses included black and softer 'spring' shades such as aqua, pink, soft yellow and coral. One of my favorite features of the collection was the metallic trend which showed up in the looks as metallic thread, lamé or sequins.

The photo at top and the ones below are my favorite looks from the show. Hopefully, you'll be inspired too!
Love this Preciosa crystal collar:
the opening and finale looks

photo credit: top photo-Josephina Collection (c'est moi), all others-Fernando Colon (courtesy of Venexiana)

October 3, 2014

Obsession of the Week... & Promo Codes

These boots. Obsessed with these boots by shoe designer Paul Andrew. A beautiful blend of at least two hot trends for Fall 2014, fringe and a tall boot, these boots are chic and fun. Unfortunately, they would single-handedly blow my shoe budget for the season...but I still love them whether they make it into my closet or not!

Speaking of a budget, there are so many sales going on right now to make it easier to stay on budget (if you were going to go shopping anyway...). And if you wanted to get started on next season or resort/holiday, now is a good time to start looking.

Here are some sales and their respective promo codes (if needed) from a few of my favorite online stores...

BERGDORF GOODMAN -  5F Contemporary Sale, up to 40% off Ready-to-Wear

BLOOMINGDALES - Friends & Family Sale, 20% off (see site for more info/exclusions), use promo code FRIENDS at checkout, ends Oct 5

CURRENT/ELLIOTT - Friends & Family Sale, 25% off Full Price Merchandise, use promo code CEFRIENDS at checkout, ends Oct 6

EQUIPMENT - Friends & Family Sale, 25% off Full Price Merchandise, use promo code EQFRIENDS at checkout, ends Oct 6

JOIE - Friends & Family Sale, 25% off Full Price Merchandise, use promo code JOIEFRIENDS at checkout, ends Oct 6

MANGO - 40% off Select Items when purchasing 2 or more items, 30% off Select Items when purchasing 1 item, use promo code 6PROMOTIONS at checkout, ends Oct 12

SERENA & LILY - Friends & Family Sale, 20% off (see site for more info/exclusions), use promo code LIKEFAMILY at checkout, ends Oct 14

Oh, and don't forget the one at SHOPBOP (see my post here)

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

October 2, 2014

Love that Look

The way to wear a blazer: jacket with a great cut and the sleeves pulled up. (In fact, the only way I like to wear them.) Love her look. So chic.

photo credit: via WWD.com (photo taken during Paris Fashion Week SS'15)

October 1, 2014

SHOPBOP - Up to 70% off, see what's on my list...

Launched way back in 2000, SHOPBOP is an online clothing/accessories boutique of chic and fashion-forward pieces. A wide range of selections, it is my go-to when shopping for something unique or hard to find. Sorting features such as Editors Picks and Fashion Finds make SHOPBOP a great resource also when I am looking for different outfit options and need some inspiration.

Right now, they're having a major sale, with up to 70% off select items. Below are my personal top 9 faves from the sale. But really there were so many other items I loved and some of them sold out as I was searching. So if you need to freshen up your closet or want a great deal, this one's worth a look before it's gone!

September 29, 2014

More of my Street Style photos from New York Fashion Week SS15

street style, NYFW, SS15
Earlier in the month I posted some street style photos I took during NYFW for the Spring/Summer 2015 Collections (see here). This is Part II of my street style photos for that week. Still can't believe NYFW SS15 is over and really wish I was in Paris right now for the Paris shows... On the upside, I'll be catching up with the shows online and on WWD! What about you?

street style, NYFW, SS15
street style, NYFW, SS15
street style, NYFW, SS15
street style, NYFW, SS15
street style, NYFW, SS15
street style, NYFW, SS15
street style, NYFW, SS15
street style, NYFW, SS15

photo credit: all photos taken by me (Josephina Collection) :)

Happy Monday!

September 24, 2014

My 6 Picks for Fall from Rebecca Taylor

Fall Shopping...
Rebecca Taylor clothing is a modern take on classics. Fashion-forward, cool and feminine, the pieces are of great quality with lots of detail in cut and embellishment. Right now there is an online promotion where you can save $100 when purchasing $500 or more, and $50 with a $350 purchase. Just enter RTSPEND14 at checkout. Offer expires 9/30/14.

Above are my 6 favorites from her line. Now that it's officially Fall, would love to get one of those jackets on!

Shop the post:

September 22, 2014

LIE SANGBONG - New York Fashion Week SS'15


Entitled Dream Road, the LIE SANGBONG collection for Spring/Summer 2015 was ethereal, beautiful and optimistic. The designer Mr. Lie, deeply affected by a maritime disaster in his native South Korea earlier in the year, wanted to create a collection "to share the positivity that is brought on by the beginning of spring and the promise of a new day". And that he did.

With a prominent use of butterfly, floral and cloud motifs, the colors in the collection were mostly white, turquoise, cobalt and purple. Luxurious fabrics such as silk jacquard, silk chiffon and fine cotton were used to create pieces that incorporated Mr. Lie's signature architectual silhouettes and precise tailoring, for which he is known. The result was expertly constructed looks that were detailed, yet fluid and light.

My favorite looks from the collection:
This dress...gorgeous...

An incredible feature of the runway show for LIE SANGBONG was the actual runway. Created in collaboration with Jang Seung Hyo, a Korean sculptor and installation artist, the runway was made of 1,188 glass tiles. In a dreamy sky blue shade, the tile runway included a border of collage-to-photo prints that included iconic prints from the LIE SANGBONG archive as well as the motifs debuted this season. Amazing. And a perfect way to highlight the collection's theme!

Photo of a part of the border of the runway taken with my iphone...

In conclusion, a stunning collection and a welcome extra dose of optimism for SS'15!

photo credit: top photo and runway tile photo by Josephina Collection, other images courtesy of LIE SANGBONG

September 18, 2014

Lucky Magazine X Movado (BOLD) Event

close-up of Movado BOLD watch and September 2014 issue of Lucky Magazine

Last week during New York Fashion Week, I attended a party given by Lucky Magazine and Movado to accessorize my favorite Fall look. The event, featuring the Movado BOLD collection of watches, offered invitees to select a watch (too hard to choose just one!), and then style it with baubles from a bracelet bar curated by Lucky Accessories Editor, Melissa Lum.

I was immediately attracted to this Movado Bold in navy. A unique color for a watch, I also love that it is a great alternative to black. And since I wear blue denim more often than not, this watch would look great with almost all my looks!

close-up of Movado Bold watch in navy
Of course, the other reason I chose this watch was that I love how it worked with my outfit that evening...
OOTD next to Movado signage
outfit details:
jacket- Maje (white, cropped)
top- Alexander Wang (white tank, similar here)
jeans- AG Jeans ('The Stilt')
clutch- Maje (metallic blue leopard print)
shoes- Jimmy Choo (silver pumps, not shown)

Aside from the exciting opportunity to select a Movado BOLD watch of your choice and accessorize it with some arm candy, there were many other highlights to the event such as signature cocktails, delicious bites (still thinking about those yummy fries!), a candy bar, manicure station, and hanging with fellow bloggers. Held in the chic atmosphere of Bar Naná on Gansevoort (Meatpacking District) in New York City, it was so much fun and one of my favorite events during NYFW!

Some photos taken with my iphone:
collage of Lucky Magazine X Movado Event
clockwise: 1. my accessorized watch, 2. très cool blogger buddies: Adri of Adri's World and Alison of NYC Recessionista, 3. the fabulous bracelet bar, 4. signature cocktail: The Boldini- strawberry liqueur, champagne, chocolate bitters (yum!)

So thank you Movado and Lucky Magazine for the gorgeous watch (which I'm wearing all the time now, btw), the bracelets, and a great evening out!