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My Favorite Everyday Nail Color!

12 Jul

I’ve found the perfect year round everyday nail color. It’s a pinkish clear hue by Essie called Sugar Daddy. I LOVE this color. It’s almost clear but very light pink at the same time. It basically goes with everything and makes your nails look super healthy. I’m on my 2nd bottle and I never go through nail polish that fast. I was explaining it to a friend as the perfect color for everyone, from the color enthusiasts to the non polish wearing. It compliments all skin tones as well. I recommend you pick a bottle up to add to your collection!

 

Essie sugar daddy $9

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Pretty Printed Shorts!

13 Jun

I can’t get enough of printed shorts lately. They are perfect for Summer and can be worn with t-shirts or tanks and sandals for the perfect warm weather look. On a recent trip to H&M, I saw so many cute pairs priced below $15!!!  Perfect prices to stock up or to try out shorts if you normally wouldn’t. I grabbed 2 pairs and they fit so cute and are were quite flattering. Below are just a few of the cute prints they have right now. Get shopping!

P.S. I’m on snapchat now- jfilkosky1   follow me:) Shop all looks below at H&MShorts1shorts2shorts3shorts5


Reed Krakoff for Kohl’s

15 Apr

Former Coach creative director Reed Krakoff has designed a collection for Kohl’s that will be completely accessable to the masses. The designer, whose signature collection included handbags priced in the $1,000 to $3,000 range, has created the limited-edition Reed for Kohl’s collection, priced between $15 to $129. Krakoff calls the line “the new accessible luxury” and the designer will feature his signature handbag shapes and prints in the affordable new collection. The collection includes keychains, pouches, handbags and Apparel. Below are some of my favorites! Shop Reed for kohl’s online NOW or in stores starting April 21.

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Coveted Cuffs!

4 Apr

I often get asked about my “favorite” jewelry brands. That’s not easy to answer because so many jewelers are talented and make the cutest stuff! I will however, say that I definitely find myself wearing Giles & Brother Railroad spike cuffs time and time again. Like almost daily in fact. I wear them when I’m super dressy or casual. They are the perfect morph of understated & industrial meets elegant & pretty . These cuffs are for everyone(they are unisex) seriously, whether you’re edgy or super chic. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and look great alone or stacked. I have just about every finish and have never had a problem with tarnishing, but they do come in solid silver or gold, if you’re looking for a high end piece to last a lifetime.

Giles & Brother Railroad spike cuffs $75-$5,100

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My personal favorite would have to be rose gold with pave $95

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Bar Cart Style! (Updated)

14 Mar

Hallelujah, I have finally finished styling my bar cart! I didn’t know exactly how I wanted to style it when I first started, all I knew was that I wanted a gold cart with 3 shelves. I started brainstorming and decided on a mostly pink and gold palette. As far as what to put on the shelves, I had to have a cute ice bucket and a pitcher with roses, everything else came to me as I went along. Bar carts are popping up everywhere and for good reason!  They are a fun way to showcase your personality and style, while being totally functional at the same time. When I have people over, my cart will be put to very good use. I love fresh flowers, pink and gold- my bar cart is all of that and more. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement!

  Now, let’s get to the important stuff…..where did I find everything and how much did I spend?

Let me start by saying if you google ‘bar cart’ right now, you will quickly notice that they can be upwards of $500+!! For the cart alone! BEFORE you style it with all your fun trinkets, alcohol, mixers etc. Let me also tell you that if you really look, you CAN FIND AN AFFORDABLE CART! Check out these Prices below…..I spent under $300 for everything pictured including liquor and mixers.

*Bar Cart $150( I got it on sale for $119), Ice Bucket with tongs $30, silver cocktail spoon $3, Silver muddler $5, glass fruit bowl $2. All from Cost Plus world Market.

*Pitcher/Vase $8 at Home Goods.

*Crystal Decanters $40(I got them on sale for $20)each at Macy’s

*Corkscrew and shaker I already had, but you can find them at Bed Bath & Beyond.

*Mason jar $1, pink straws $5, Glass sugar bowl with lid $4, Key shaped bottle opener $4 all  from Target.

*Hand stamped decanter tags $10 each at Etsy shop Seize the night designs.

*Booze and mixers all from Total Wine

*Roses $7 at Trader Joes

 

Styling tips: Stick to 2-3 main colors. Fresh flowers are always a good idea and I really love the look of fruit as well. Fill the shelves, but don’t overpack them. Make it your own, add personal touches.

UPDATE: Pink sugar cubes have arrived and are in the tiny glass bowl with lid, I also purchased teeny tiny tongs from Crate &Barrel.

My Bar cart is complete!!!!

Custom sugar cubes available at Etsy shop Heather Holidays.

 

Affordable Spring Bags!

8 Mar

Looking for a great festival bag or an easy breezy bag for the warmer months? Well, I stumbled upon the cutest bags at Forever 21 this weekend. One is a small cross body bag with tassel detail, and the other is a clutch with fringe detail. Both bags are perfect for Spring & Summer and match everything. Priced under $33, they are budget friendly as well.

 

Genuine suede fringe clutch $32.90

Crossbody bag with tassel detail $17.90

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Sartorial Power Player: Striped Shirt!

24 Feb

str3A Striped button up shirt is a classic wardrobe staple that transcends genres and will never go out of style.  I prefer black & white stripes, but any  color combinations will work. From casual to chic, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this sartorial power player. A striped shirt can be worn with distressed denim, luxe leather, skirts, shorts and slacks. Your mom can pull it off as well as your 20 year old sister. Every wardrobe needs at least one.

Scroll down for some ideas on how to rock the striped button up.

 

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Shop budget friendly striped shirts below.

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Bucket List!

10 Feb

I recently received my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag after almost two years of waiting. I’ve been wanting this bucket bag for a while and really love the black/flamma combination, which is lined in red leather. I love how simple the design is with a fun pop of color. The bags are highly coveted and made in Italy in small batches which is why they sell out SO FAST! I am totally obsessed with my new bag and wanted to share it with you along with an affordable alternative.

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Mansure Gavriel bucket bags come in a variety of colors and sizes. You can choose from various colors for the lining as well. These bags are highly functional and move from day to night effortlessly.

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Urban Outfitters Budget friendly alternative (just a gorgeous)$44BL3

Valentine’s Day Nail inspiration!

28 Jan

Valentine’s Day 2016 is right around the corner and I’ve searched Pinterest for some super cute nail inspiration to share with you guys. I’ve also linked my ‘How to paint a heart on your nails‘ post as well, which is actually quite easy, even if your’e not artistic whatsoever. Tag me in your Instagram pics so I can see your cute ideas:)

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Sweater Sale!

23 Jan

H&M is having a great sale right now! My new favorite oversized cozy ’78 sweater is only $9.99!!! Everything from dresses to shoes to bags to pants are on sale as well. Check it out.

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