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Dusty Pink Knit Sweaters (Under $18)

28 Sep

Fall is now upon us and there is no better time than to rock your knit sweaters.  If you’re not stocked up, I’m here to suggest adding a dusty pink hue to your collection. Both of the sweaters linked below are under $18. They are such a cute and cozy addition to your Fall wardrobe.

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Pink sweater with cutout front $17.90

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Sleeveless dress that can be dressed up or down! $21

8 Aug

Look at me posting about dresses back to back! The truth is….I can’t get enough of my Who What wear dresses from Target. They are flattering and super affordable! This is one of my favorite brands to ever be featured at Target and word on the street is….. the collection is here to stay!! Let me share with you one of my favorite dresses below which is on sale for $21. It can be worn with flip-flops, wrap up sandals or heels! It’s so cute for summer and can definitely be worn into Fall as well. I own the denim version, but it comes in three other prints as well. I almost forgot to mention that it has POCKETS!!!! I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets! It’s so versatile and you can’t beat this price!

Shop this adorable dress HERE! Available in sizes XS-XXL.

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Sheer Perfection!

18 Jul

Let me start by saying that I love all things pink.  I love any and every shade of the pretty color but I’m partial to blush.  Blush pink is so soft and feminine, looks great on all skin tones, and goes with everything…..which led me to a year-long search for the prettiest sheer pink nail polishes. By sheer I mean that they’re almost like a clear polish with a slight pink tint to them.

I’ve tried so many pinks along the way and have narrowed it down to my favorite 3 that I’m going to share with you today.  The colors below are perfect for year round wear, but I especially love wearing them in the Summer. Also these beautiful understated hues are perfect for your wedding day.

Starting with the sheerest of them all,  Essie Sugar Daddy is like your nails, only better. This color looks like you have really healthy nails- think nude with a hint of pink.

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Next up, a slightly pinker -but still not too pink color is Essie Mademoiselle. It is sheer just like Sugar daddy but can build (2-3 coats) to a pretty milky pink.

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Lastly, this super shiny pink(slightly more pink than the others)  is OPI Passion. This color is similar to the others and can be built up just like mademoiselle can be. It’s the shiniest and longest wearing of the three as well.

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Note: All three colors can be built up but remain sheer. 

My Paris Trip!

16 Jun

I  recently arrived back home to Los angeles from a dream vacation to Paris with my wife. I was so satisfied when the trip ended and I looked back at all that we had done- We did everything on our list and more. As promised, here are just some of our many pictures below. Paris is considered to be a trip of a lifetime for most and it did not disappoint. Bucket list…..Check!

Random travel tips:

*Exchange your money before you go to save a bit on the exchange rate and save time waiting in line at the French airport.

*Learn a few common phrases in French. ‘hello, goodbye, thank you, how much’ etc.

*Get the international data plan your phone carrier offers, it’s worth it. My plan was just $10 a day to use data in France.

*Don’t forget to bring outlet converters (specifically for France) so that you can charge your electronics, including your phone.

*Indulge!!!! Counting calories can be done when you get back home! There is also plenty of walking to offset the overeating you will do! We walked 10-15 miles a day!

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Chocolate sculptures were unreal.19145726_10212162697516936_9159886990439975182_nVersailles rowboats and garden were literally straight out of a fairy tail.19114023_10212162853560837_7596937829662730331_n19060218_10212162482031549_5673358027957423239_nWe really became familiar with the metro.19059275_10212162926762667_7693657593912451727_nThe eiffel tower was amazing, and picnicking under it was priceless. We found an amazing place by the name of Cafe Zia that prepared a picnic to go that included wine and a blanket for under 60 euros. It was one of my favorite experiences on our trip.19029770_10212162477591438_2453970744740841579_n

Me- right before Nina surprised me with a beautiful band to add to my wedding stack. It was beyond romantic. I will never forget that moment.

boatA cafe nestled in the french countryside in a town called Giverny.cafe countrysideUnderground catacombs where the remains of over 6 million people are stored. The bones were neatly stacked to the ceiling and it went on for miles.catacombsfranceGardens of Versailles.gardenGolden gates of Versailles.gateGiverny.givernyMontmartre.montemartreCarousel ride across the street from the eiffel tower.
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The Cutest Monogrammed Bags-On Sale!

23 May

To say I love a monogrammed bag would be an understatement! I’m pretty much obsessed with anything monogrammed- especially handbags. One of my favorite sites Mark and Graham is having a sale on some of the cutest bags and they can be monogrammed. Also, if your monogrammed obsessed like myself, the entire Mark and Graham website is all personalized stuff! YES!!! You can personalize anything on the site! It’s definitely one of my favorite sites to shop for gifts. Check them out.

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna need that blush pink circle bag below, I’ve been wanting a round shaped bag for a while. 

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Outfit Under $70!

24 Apr

Hey guys, I’m here to share a quick outfit that I recently purchased at Target for under $70!!!!  This gorgeous $35 flowy polka dot dress is by my favorite Target line ‘Who What wear’. The wrap up block heels are by Mossimo and were $32. The block heels are also an exact dupe for a Steve Madden pair that retail for $110! If you’re on a budget or just love a good deal, check out the Who what wear collection at Target. They have so many cute pieces that won’t break the bank. Happy shopping:)

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Smells like Christmas!

21 Dec

Happy Wednesday everyone 🙂 I hope you’re all having an amazing day filled with joy and laughter. I also hope your day is filled with beautiful scents -seriously. If you follow me on snapchat (jfilkosky1) you know that I’m obsessed with my wax warmer from Target. I always wish you guys could smell what I’m smelling. This wax warmer is EVERYTHING!!! It’s priced under $20 and is a super cute brass design. I love that it’s a plug-in that has a switch as well. So if it’s plugged in a hard to reach outlet, you can just switch it on and off easily instead of bending all the way down to unplug it. The thing I like most about this wax melter, though, is the fact that it has a huge light bulb to melt the wax. I feel like the scents are really amplified with the heat! The light bulb keeps the wax so hot that the scent is strong and I can’t get enough. A lot of warmers have a small votive candle that is somehow supposed to melt wax and scent your home. unfortunately I’ve never had luck with those.  I use my wax warmer year round, but especially during the cold months which is why I’m sharing it with you now. Also it would make a great gift for a loved one or even for a co-worker gift exchange.

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Pictured below are the Glade wax melts as well as Home scents brand which is the cheaper store brand and they both smell amazing.

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