Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Friday and Don't You "AdoreMe"?

Happy Friday Ladies,

Who wants to enter to win some fabulous lingerie, courtesy of the one and only,!
All you have to do is visit Sunsetand5th here for today's last chance to enter! After a long, long, day on set, all I want to do is curl up in my Adore Me bra set, throw on some cute sweats, and get comfy and cozy. I can still feel sexy while being completely at ease. And you can too!
For a chance to enter to win the item of your choice, just check out the rules of entry here, and make sure you visit to view out all their latest styles!
Happy weekend and sexy hunting,

With Love,

Noa B

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Back on Track

It's been a crazy start to the new year, and an even crazier start to this entire month of February. Beyond the daily logistics of constant shooting and a crazy work schedule, I decided to move, (which is officially over as of today)! Coupled with two weeks of intense flu, I never thought I'd be able to get back on the horse and blog about anything. But today marks my return to the things I love, which happens to include penning this blog. So if you're still reading Sunsetand5th after all the lapses in posting, I sincerely thank you!
I'm thrilled to finally be settling into my new "hood".  One of the first things I did after the movers left was to peek into some local shops on a break from unpacking boxes. These "sweatpants" in the thinnest, softest imaginable fabric were a must. I felt ready to take on organization, work flow, and whatever else the week had to throw at me, provided I stayed in these cozies all day long!
Pants: Freeloaders, Gladiators: Zara, Blazer: H&M, Top: Soprano, Hat: Target

After a dozen wonderful years in Westwood, I'm ready to make new memories here in Santa Monica. I hope the next few months brings creativity and joy. Thanks for hanging in, and don't forget that this week is the last to enter my AdoreMe giveaway!

With Love,

Noa b

Monday, February 17, 2014

Moving Day: Straight Ahead!

Happy Monday Friends!

Tomorrow is moving day, and between movers, packing, and a severe bout of flu for the past week and a half I've been hard pressed to shoot anything that wasn't a box with a label! But moving brings more with it than just stress. It's a chance to start fresh, wipe the slate clean, and re-work some old decor ideas. So I thought I'd give you a little sneak peak at the some of the new items making their way to the Santa Monica digs.
First off, this Eurostyle, expandable table with orange glass. It's so retro 50's but also feels very fresh right now. Since I'm downsizing to a significantly smaller abode, I need a table that can close up to a fraction of it's length when not seating guests. This puppy is on order to arrive shortly.
  LAPPLJUNG RUTA Rug, low pile IKEAVILMAR Chair IKEA The chair's melamine surface makes it durable and easy to keep clean.
Then of course there's Ikea. It never fails to impress me how often the best basics can be found there! A good example is this area rug we already own in our Santa Barbara house. We love it, and upon returning to Ikea we found that the company actually makes the rug about 30% larger for the same price!! For a cool, $100 we now have a decorative carpet that covers the majority of our new, living-room floor. And this Vilmar chair looks great, supports, the back, and can be stacked in a corner to save space when not in use. At $40 a pop it makes for a great temporary chair set, (until we find what we're ultimately looking for)!

Accents and decor pieces are always key. Since I haven't had a chance to paint any of the interior walls my signature grey and orange, I'm looking for ways to spice up the white paint. Golds and yellows always go a long way, and these Nate Berkus vases at Target along with the Target Room Accent throw pillows helps round out a brighter color scheme.

More to come, and hopefully some peeks at the new abode soon! In the meantime, don't forget to enter my AdoreMe giveaway here for a chance to win some choice lingerie!

With Love,

Noa B

Monday, February 10, 2014

Adore Me Giveaway!

What is it about a good bra that makes us feel so much prettier? Is it the strategic lift, the silhouette that suddenly looks so flawless? Whatever the magic secret, I'm hooked on Adore Me, the NYC-based fashion lingerie company offering designer lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear at affordable prices. Adore Me is amazing, and they have a range of styles and sizes going up to size DD+ and above! (And did you know their head of design is a former designer of the angel's collection at Victoria's Secret)..?

Over the weekend I took my new Adore Me lingerie set for a ride, wearing it under both a maxi dress, as well as my favorite pair of broken in jeans. It never fails to amaze me how the right bra makes every article of clothing a little sexier, a little prettier, and a little more feminine.
But whether I was in a basic, white, button-down or a maxi floral number, both looked great with the new Adore Me Celina balconette beneath them.
Here's the best part! You can enter to win the bra or lingerie set of your choice from Adore Me!

Official Rules:
1: You must become a follower of Sunsetand5th. To do so, click the Bloglovin' box in the upper, right hand corner. 
2: You must like Adore Me on Instagram, (@adoremeofficial)

3: Head over to Adore Me to check out their latest styles. Comment back here with your favorite lingerie set to kick off the new year. Make sure to leave your name and email address.

3: For an additional entry, join Adore Me's online store site and let me know.

4: For another entry, twitter this giveaway and let me know.

This giveaway ends 2/28/14
Open for US Entry

With Love,

Noa B

Friday, February 7, 2014

Winner and Adore Me!

Happy Friday Everyone!

I'm incredibly excited to share my latest giveaway, coming next week from For those of you unfamiliar, Adore Me is the next, great, line of lingerie making headlines and waves. But don't take it from me, see for yourself at their online store, Adore Me!
Check in at Sunsetand5th this coming Monday for an inside look at this gorgeous lingerie and enter for a chance to win a piece of your choice!
And congratulations to Alice Beerland! You're the winner of the Sunsetand5th, TDDress Giveaway!

With Love,

Noa B

Monday, February 3, 2014

Moving is "Distressing"...

Well Ladies, you heard it here first, "moving is distressing". That's my tag for this upcoming week. Tomorrow I get up at the crack of dawn to shoot for the next few days, but somewhere in between those 3/4:00AM wake-up calls, I'm also moving my entire West LA apartment to "the Republic" of Santa Monica.
Having set about boxing, shredding, and giving my husband a mild heart attack, I've also realized that while it's fun to imagine all the neat things you'll do to enhance your new space, the act of getting there can be very distressing. So nothing seemed more appropriate on Sunday when I was packing and hauling gear then to don a "distressed" sweater over a "distressed" tee. It made me feel as though I was dressing correctly for my mental state.
But enough about that. Soon I hope to be sharing images of my new digs, as well as bringing you two, new contests to enter! So stay tuned and forgive my very light blogging for the past couple of weeks.
Sweater: Free People, Boots; MIA, Pleather leggings: Vero Moda, Tee: Zara, Necklace: Lia Sophia

With Love,

Noa B