Tag Archives: Summer

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


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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My Favorite Summer to Fall Transition Look.

16 Sep

Here in California, seasons can be tricky because we don’t really have any. September cools down somewhat but overall we  experience an endless Summer while the rest of the country is quickly cooling down. This is when my favorite end of summer look comes into play- Good ol’ blue jeans and a white shirt! (T- shirt or button up) I wear this outfit with or without a white blazer and with shoes ranging from white chucks to strappy heels. It really is the perfect end of summer look when it’s just cool enough to bust out your jeans, but not cool enough for rich colors, textures or Fall layers.

Find inspiration below and check out Yourstylejourney on Instagram to see how I styled my personal blue jeans & white T look.

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White V neck

White button up

Ripped Jeans

White blazer

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Trending Now: Lace Up Flats.

10 Aug

The latest IT shoe that has taken over all of your favorite bloggers Instagrams and countless magazine pages is a new take on a traditional silhouette. These are not your average ballet flats. First Spotted on the runway at fashion week and now seen just about everywhere, The pointy lace up flat is the shoe of the Summer and will be even hotter throughout Fall & Winter. The flat design keeps the shoes comfy and practical while the lace up detail adds just enough “sexy” to elevate the shoe to an entirely new level without being over the top.

pic lace upThese can be worn day or night with pretty much anything from dresses to ripped jeans. Mine arrived over the weekend and I have not put them back in their box since.

Shop lace up flats on any budget below.

Topshop ‘Kingdom’ flats $95 (These are the ones I purchased featured on my Instagram today)

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Sacha lace up flat $38

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Isabel Marant ‘Leo’ flats $580

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Lace up Flat SBS $20

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Jeffrey campbell ‘Atrium’ flats $130

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Aquazurra ‘Christy’ flats $675

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Pretty AND Protected!!!! (wear makeup & SPF, you don’t have to choose)

10 Jul

I am INSANE about skin protection and wear SPF 50 year round and 110 during the sunny months. I wear it alone and with my makeup as well. Most days I don’t wear makeup, but when I do I have perfected a routine that allows me to protect my skin, wear a full face of makeup AND reapply SPF throughout the day if necessary. The key to ultimate sun protection is to apply SPF under and over your makeup! YES this is easy and possible, I will list my routine below with product links. *Let this also be a reminder that the SUN IS ENEMY #1 when it comes to your skin aging, the sun “cooks” your skin- it’s as simple as that. Even in small doses, it adds up. Be mindful when you’re in the sun and get into an SPF routine NOW if you haven’t already and buy some cute hats & sunglasses while you’re at it.  Protect your skin at all costs or it will cost you…..best case scenario- you will have crows feet and leathery skin way too early. Worst case scenario- skin cancer. Love the skin you’re in:) nf It’s never too late. Get started now, let me show you how! (My personal SPF & makeup routine, step by step) 1. Apply SPF on clean skin. I use Neutrogena SPF 110. 2. Let it soak in for 5 minutes. I walk away, brush my teeth, pet the dog….whatevs. 3.Apply face makeup. My full makeup consists of BB Cream and Bare Minerals powder foundation, followed by highlight, contour, eye makeup, blush etc. 4. Once makeup is gorge and “done” apply SPF powder ON TOP of everything. Bare Minerals has a translucent powder called Mineral veil- it basically locks in your makeup and it almost creates an air brushed look to the skin. Why is this last step so unique? Mineral veil is available with SPF 25, so it is adding an extra layer of protection. This also allows you to reapply SPF throughout the day by dusting some powder on.  Mineral veil comes in original for fair to medium skin tones and tinted for medium to dark skin tones. I have both and mix them for a gorgeous shade. There is No need to go and throw out your current makeup/foundation. Any makeup works as the FIRST and LAST steps include SPF.  This has been working wonders for me and I hope it can help you too.

I’m Wearing Shorts!!!!

16 Jun

I’m wearing shorts!!!!! I never wear shorts besides cutoffs on a beach day- I have just never been into shorts, but I found the cutest pair of flowy belted shorts recently and can’t stop wearing them…..   I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this outfit since I shared it on Instagram a few days back.The look pictured below was so easy breezy to put together but looked amazing! I will link all of the information below. I am a total skinny jeans or dress kind of girl, so I am pretty proud of myself for stepping outside of the box and wearing shorts. I’m actually looking forward to finding more shorts for Summer! I love shorts!

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Black Fedora 

Flowy Belted Shorts

White Button Up

Floral Pumps

Crossbody Bag

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