Hello Loves!

We are right in the thick of festival season! Although I’m sadly not attending any festivals this year (no one invited me… waa), it does not stop my excitement. I am all about festival fashion.

This year we have seen some awesome festival fashion, from gowns and sneaker combos to tiny details such as hair rings (seriously click here to check them out, they are grunge perfection). However when it comes to my personal festival style, I am all about comfort and affordability. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on my festival outfits, as I am destined to loose something. Especially when I’m loving life with a drink in my hand. I tend to scour the pages of eBay and flick through the racks of my local thrift store for a unique… one of a kind festival appropriate attire.

But the key to festival life isn’t what you wear, it’s what you bring! So here are some of my to festival essentials that are sure to make your epic weekend a breeze.

Bandana

If your like me and get sun stroke easily, then the sun is not a friend. However hats can sometimes totally ruin your outfit game. My solution, a bandana!! Cover your head … OR … for desert festivals this is a great way to protect your face from blowing sand. #Bonus

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is our friend people! Yes it can get annoying to stop your fun to saturate yourself… but it’s a lot better than having a crappy time because you look like a burnt chip (fry).

Wipes

Nope not disinfectant wipes, I bring face wipes. Why? you may ask… well face wipes are multi-functional. Clean your hands after your bathroom business or take your makeup off… DUH!

Deodorant

Kinda speaks for itself… no one wants to hangout with Mrs. Stinky.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is like crack for me at a festival. I put that shit on everything! (haha get it… the Franks commercial?!)

Portable Charger

This is probably the most important item for me, sad but true. Social media is my job, meaning I need to make sure I got juice! Battery packs also make me feel safe. I know that if I get lost, which happens a lot, I can always get in touch with someone… unless their phone is dead, then I’m shit out of luck!

Water Bottle

The holy grail of festival must haves. THE WATER BOTTLE. It is so important to stay hydrated… there will be no passing out from dehydration this time! Although most festivals won’t allow you to bring this in full, they always have refill stations. My fav water bottle? S’well, oh em gee.. this thing keeps your refreshments so chilled and also looks rather stylish. It is the BEST!

 

So whatever the festival you may be attending… stay safe, stay hydrated, HAVE FUN and know that I am incredibly jealous of you. Hahah.

@filipajackson

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Top: eBay Jacket: Vintage Shorts: Levis (similar) Shoes: ASOS Bag: Chanel Sunglasses: eBay

WHAT FESTIVALS ARE YOU GOING TO?

xoxo Fil

Photo’s by the beautiful Rylin Talbot

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Hello Loves!

Pokémon, Pokémon GO! A year ago if you had read the headline, ‘Pokémon Stampede in Central Park to catch rare Vaporeon’, I would have laughed, if you had asked me if I wanted to play Pokémon Go… I would have laughed harder! HA HA HA! Oh boy would I have been wrong.

The change my mind happened while I was chatting to a few friends. We were reminiscing over playground games of Pokémon trading cards. Granted I didn’t understand how to play exactly, all I thought was collect the pretty cards. But it was good times, I made a lot of happy memories. So I caved, I am a proud Pokémon’er. I am sooo addicted to this game, however not as addicted as my husband Sameer. He is a little more extreme, this was his thing back in the day. However I am finding myself on a slippery path, lost between reality and Pokémon. Again I still don’t know what I am doing, I actually found myself in a battle the other day…. but I freaked and fled the scene (literally). I was scared and unprepared. I just want to catch all the cute ones. Still desperately searching for a Pikachu!

But for now I’m having fun, catching a million Drowzee’s (ugly things). Even my doggy Coal is appreciating me playing, I don’t think he has been walked this much in his entire life. Poor thing.

So, long live Pokémon Go.

Ciao for now, I gotta catch them all!!

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Sweater: Souvenir shop Shorts: Levis (similar) Shoes: Geox Bag: Kate Spade (similar) Sunglasses: Forever 21

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Hello Loves!

If you follow me on Snapchat then you will already know, that last week I had the honour of attending a full day event to celebrate the release of the 2017 Ford Fusion. Now if you don’t follow me on Snapchat, I do firstly ask the question to why? Although I’m sure all your allotted Snapchat time is filled up with the Kardashian clan. I guess I forgive you. Anyway don’t worry I’m going to do a full catch up of last Friday’s adventures.

So let’s start this blog off by saying… I DON’T KNOW A THING ABOUT CARS. All I care about is if it can take me to the mall or not. But I gotta tell you, during our orientation I was hypnotized by what this line of cars can do. And although I can’t really repeat any of it… the guy used a lot of long words, I can tell you that these cars are safe, comfortable and all kinds of SEXY! These cars are perfect for any type of driver.

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After refreshments courtesy of Balzac’s we were on the road. Looking like ballers in our burgundy 2017 Ford fusion with delicious cream interior, we cruised through downtown Toronto and got lost in the winding roads of the suburbs. Blasting old school hip hop (fun fact our driver for the day and my new friend Joel has a border line unhealthy obsession with old school hip hop haha) we were on our way to a picnic with the rest of the crew in the scenic Belfountain Conservation Area. Once our belly’s were full (I got 3 plates worth of goodies) we were able to take a quick walk over the suspension bridge that’s situated above the famous Belfountain falls and it was back in the car and onto the next stop.

It took about an hour of hip hop, Snapchats, and endless laughs to get to our next stop, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection. I am from a family of artists, Grandpa was an art professor, uncle an interior designer, cousin a fabulous sculptor and my own father a dealer of art. I know a thing or two about art, but when it comes to Canadian art I am left clueless. So this was an absolute treat for me. We were taken on a tour of the grounds learning extensively about Canada’s own, Group of Seven. I had heard about the Group of Seven, but never really paid attention, or to be honest never really had much appreciation for their work… it’s a little too classic for my taste… but to be immersed in the history of these painters, and the meaning behind their works was a true eye opener. I loved it.

Once we had learnt a thing or two on painting techniques, it was our turn to have a go. Time to channel our inner Group Of Seven. Our muse? A sexy all black 2017 Ford Fusion. Now I’m no Tom Thomson, HAH, but I think I did a pretty decent job….. Yes my clouds may have looked a little lumpy, and my mountain may have resembled one of my dogs excretions… but art is subjective and I went for a more abstract approach. Hehe.

Upon completion and dropping the paint brush like it’s hot (you know the thing rockstars do with microphones??) we were off on a quick gallery tour. McMichael pays tribute to so many amazingly talented and individual Canadian artists, from both past and present. It really is a must see. After working up a rather intense appetite, nibbles were served, allowing us to all to mingle as a group. I stuffed my face with cold meat and cheese, shrimp tacos and watered it down with maybe a little too much champagne… I didn’t know this was just a snack before dinner!! Giggling as we walked, we were shown to our table, a beautiful long table covered in flowers and candles with twinkly lights above surrounded by all of our works of art. It was a truly magical evening. We were fed like kings and enjoyed some of the most perfect company. The day was over, it was time to take our chauffeur driven ride home. With the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid gently rocking me in and out of consciousness, I dreamt of all the new friendships I had made. It’s a day I won’t forget. Thank you FORD.

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Jacket: Zara (similar) Top: H&M Shorts: H&M (similar) Shoes:Forever 21 Necklace: H&M Bag: Marc Jacobs

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Some images credited to world-renowned photographer Ryan Emberly

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Is it weird that my most worn item this summer is a leather jacket?! Who am I kidding… it’s super weird.

I started this summer season off not owning one single leather/pleather jacket. But after being hooked by a recent collaboration, my collection began. I am now the proud owner of 2 rock and roll leather jackets. Although my collection may not the biggest…, I have plans for an expansion…, I am incredibly proud of it.

My obsession with this Zara number (see pics below), is becoming a little too intense. I have worn it none stop! In fact I actually wore it yesterday, and the day before…. oh shoot and the day before that!! *Insert blushing face. Every outfit I put together seems to be missing something, and that something is a cropped leather jacket. Whether it be a flirty dress, workout wear, or a t-shirt and jeans/shorts combo, a leather jacket makes the outfit. UGH. Some of you must be thinking, so what? Wear what you love! The problem is it’s SUMMER, and I am stood in 30+ degree heat in a bloody black radiator! People must look at me like I’m crazy!

I mean I am a little crazy, I admit that.

Anyway to cut a long story short, I think the moral of this blog post is… I need to get a new bloody jacket. HAH.

Have you been wearing anything a little too much this summer?

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Jacket: Zara (similar) Top: Old Navy Skirt: BDG Shoes: Le Chateau Necklace: Aldo Bag: The Apparel Suite Sunglasses: eBay

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Hello Loves,

You know I’m not one for being elegant and girly. But when a recent package from Na-kd arrived with a super feminine and sexy skirt enclosed, I knew I had to figure out a way to wear it, whilst trying to remain true to my style.

I absolutely adore the contrast of masculine and feminine and edging everything up with a killer jacket. I decided to pair this lace overlay skirt with a ‘stolen’ sweater from my husband… giving this slim fit outfit a more interesting form. To top it off I threw on my FAV Peace Collective jacket and a pair of super sexy metallic heels.

I hope you like it!

Also have you checked Na-kd out? They are my new fav find, they offer a variety of clothing from comfy casual to super sexy.

@filipajackson

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Jacket: Peace Collective (similar) Top: Club Monaco (similar) Skirt: Na-kd Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar)

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