Hello Loves,

There won’t be any posting today…. TODAY IS MY WEDDING DAY! But for now I have to run… there is a handsome man waiting for me at the end of the alter.

@filipajackson

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I will be back to posting next Thursday.

xoxo Fil

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Hello Loves,

Can you believe how fast the time has gone?! It feels like yesterday that I posted about it being one month until my wedding. I am currently at the beautiful Azul Fives resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico enjoying the warmth of the sun…with less than a week to go!  This Thursday 23rd June I become a misses! Eeek!

On that note I would like to apologize for today’s posting. I haven’t had the time to think about the blog unfortunately. Please forgive me. I promise though I will be back in full force next week. With a majority of my attention being focused on Playing With Apparel.

Also if you would like to follow along on not only my ‘wedding’ but just fun filled time in the sun. Please follow me on Instagram @filipajackson and Snapchat under the username Filzer. I will most definitely be posting multiple times a day via those outlets.

But for now I bid you farewell, see you when I’m married!!!

@filipajackson

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Flashback to Sanata Monica

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Jacket: The Apparel Suite (contact me for your own custom jacket) Dress: Gentle Fawn (Sash Boutique) Shoes: Target (similar) Bag: Chanel Sunglasses: Guild Eyewear Unicorn Keychain: Universal Studios (similar)

 

xoxo Fil

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Hello Loves,

I have currently escaped my bomb site of a house (there is literally clothing and suitcases everywhere), and am sat in my local Starbucks enjoying a refreshing Very Berry Hibiscus and raspberry lemon loaf. Can you believe that in 1 week today I get married!!! Next Thursday I am going to be a married lady! Where did the time go? Do I still have time to back out? Joking! Kinda.

As the stress creeps up my veins and sends me into a panic, I am thinking of happier… care free times. Yes I am posting another LA trip look, no this isn’t the last of them…. I told you I had so much fun!! This look in particular is my fav, not only because it’s a stunning flirty free people dress, that of course I edged up in my own way…., but because I was at Universal Studios! Literally the happiest place in the world. Screw Disney Land! Shit nono I’m sorry Mister Walt I take that back!

OK, so to tell the truth Universal Studios is no Disney Land, but boy oh boy is it close! If your a ride fanatic then Universal doesn’t really hold the same ‘amenities’ as the traditional ‘theme park’, however they do have some KICK ASS 3D rides. One in fact being HARRY FRIGGING POTTER! That ride was literally the bomb dot com. I actually thought I was Hermione. I turned into rather a little sassy B. Hah! If you are a movie/TV buff then this is the place for you! Visit the sets of pretty much every movie…. Back To The Future, Bruce All Mighty, and soooooo many more. Oh you can even see Whoville! Its located just before Bates Motel… Hah.

Anyway here are a couple of tips that I picked up along the way for tackling Universal Studios:

  • Purchase your tickets from Undercover Tourist, it is way cheaper… and who doesn’t like a discount? Click HERE to purchase.
  • If you can afford it, buy a line by pass. We didn’t get one and ultimately regretted it.
  • Arrive early, parking fills up… people get crazy!
  • Take a pic by the legendary sign, the later the day gets the more people hangout around it.
  • Watch all the shows first, get that chaos over with.
  • Make sure to stop for lunch. It gets hot and that sun is right on your head. Things in the park can be expensive so you can always leave and go to the restaurants that you will pass on your way in.
  • Arrive early to the special effects show, if you want to be apart of it. If you have the confidence do it! You won’t forget your experience.
  • Go to the look out at the top of the escalators by Jurassic Park, not only is it a gorgeous view but, you can also see the Warner Brothers lot.
  • Do the studio tour. Do not miss this… it’s pretty awesome! It does also include some killer 3D rides. Oh also, the nighttime studio tour is the same thing as the day one… just at night. Haha.
  • Go to Harry Potter world last thing. I know the excitement will get the better of you and you will want to go right away (which I TOTALLY did). However the first time we went the line for the rides and the wand shop were 2 hours each!! We went back at around 6:30pm and we only waited for 45mins!
  • You can line up for the wand experience, which means the wand is picked for you, OR, just walk in and get your own… it’s still pretty cool and fun.
  • Get a butter beer, you have to! They have two different types frozen or regular. I actually asked the person next to me who was on his 4th refill which is better and he he said frozen. BOY WAS IT DELISH!
  • Enjoy yourself, don’t stress, just have FUN!

@filipajackson

Sorry for the lower quality images, I was so excited I forgot to adjust the settings.

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Dress: Free People Jacket: Zara Bag: Chanel Shoes: Adidas Sunglasses: Forever 21

xoxo Fil

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Hello Loves,

As I sit inside my currently grey and gloomy home (yes it is raining again), I am reminiscing over happier times… My #staycation at the one the only The Line hotel. Now I am sure most of you know about this hotel, it is probably the most Instagrammed place to stay in LA right now. I have NO regrets. When I found out that I was going to LA for the first time ever, I know! Why did I wait so long? I knew exactly where I had to stay. I mean I had to check out the hype for myself… and boy am I ever glad I did. Our stay was so inviting, comfortable and most importantly Instagrammable… I never wanted to leave. I am sure after reading this, and looking at my 44 (yess 44!) images you will want to pack your bags and book a trip… and I will totally go with you!

LOCATION:

The Line Hotel, is located in Korea town. Now there has been a rather damaging history of Korea town after the Rodney King riots (I won’t go into a history lesson, but you can totally google). There is still a bit of a stigma against Korea town (I didn’t see any of this for myself), however with the help of places like The Line, Korea town is shaping up to be the it area of LA. It’s filed with some of the most amazing restaurants in town (a foodies paradise). It’s also pretty central, making it the perfect location to get to anywhere via bus, train, or car. 3515 wilshire blvd los angeles, ca 90010

RECEPTION

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When you enter The Line, you are greeted by a wonderful airy open space. However upon closer inspection you are transported into the artistic and rather quirky world that The Line offers. In fact the whole ceiling of the reception area is covered in ombre dyed t-shirts!

ROOMS

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Oh boy this room! It was more than I could ever ask for. Everything was so clean and bright. The quirky ‘Line‘ theme was most certainly carried on into here, from the little toy soldiers to room service being delivered in blankets… yes blankets haha! Oh and the beds… so deliciously comfortable, it was so hard to wake up. This view!!  I have seen the famous sign my whole life, waking up looking at it made my stay much more real… I had made it!

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We were lucky enough to be given a tour of this stunning property. We were guided up to the top floor which houses the most beautiful suites.

FOOD

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The food at The Line is a must try. All the restaurants are operated by Korean American chef Roy Choi, Sameer’s fav after watching him on Anthony Bourdains hit show ‘Parts Unknown’. Head to the Commissary, a beautiful green house sat right next to the pool, for breakfast/brunch. Grab a snack and delicious juice from Cafe. Then for dinner walk down to The Pot for a classic Korean meal with a twist.

GROUNDS:

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The Line has some of the most beautiful grounds. Perfect for weddings and meetings and good old general fun. In fact Hello Kitty celebrated her 40th birthday here. So if you want to take a dip in their pool or throw a birthday bash for 100 of your best friends, The Line has the space for you.

NIGHTLIFE

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Sorry for the crappy pictures, but I couldn’t leave this one out. This is Break Room 86. Walk through the ‘secret entrance’ to gain access and be transported into brothers Mark and Jonnie’s 80s time warp. Every inch of this space is covered in 80s memorabilia… I mean I don’t want to give too much away but that phone booth is more than just a phone booth. Hint hint.

If the 80s aren’t your thing also check out Pot lobby bar for some hip hop tunes… that place is popping.

PRIVATE PARTY ROOMS

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If you have a group of friends that love to sing, then the karaoke private rooms are for you. In fact I had a good friend celebrate his birthday here last month, he said it was one of his best birthdays yet!

 

The Line hotel is full of wonder and adventure. I had such an incredible time and would like to thank all the members of staff who worked alongside me to create the most wonderful #staycation EVER. I will be back!

To book your stay at The Line click HERE

xoxo Fil

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Hello Loves,

The other day I posted a could be controversial image on Instagram, as let’s say, a test for this posting. I wanted to make that enough of us feel the same way, that I wasn’t alone. I was blown away by the overwhelming amount of support and similarities. So today’s posting is about body image.

My entire life I have been the skinny one. Growing up I don’t think I have gone one day without being told, ‘your so skinny’. Whether these people meant it in a nice way or not, it always hits my heart like a dagger. It isn’t a compliment to me to be branded as skinny. I have enough bad memories of being called anorexic, bulimic, or ewww look at her chest bones… that pointing out that yes I am on the skinnier side is not a compliment…. I ALREADY KNOW! I LOOK IN THE MIRROR EVERY FRIGGING DAY!

I am from a long line of skinnies, this is my genetically gifted body. Will I ever accept and be happy with it? I hope so… but probably not, as no one lets me forget. The lust to gain weight controls my mind too much. Every time I have gained weight not only on the scale (ugh I hate scales), but to the point that I can see it myself, someone always has to rain on my parade by asking if I lost weight. NO ASSHOLE!

It doesn’t help that I am small all over, my breasts are none existent and my ass is shrinking as I speak…. I am also not the tallest. I stand at 5’5″. I am just little…. get over it.

I am apart of an amazing squad of 8 beautiful girls. Not one of us are alike. Our body shapes and lengths are completely different. I think they are all incredibly sexy and beautiful, however they don’t think the same about themselves. We are all on the same destructive path. Nicht Gut! (yes I took German in high school… but this is as far as it goes haha).

It doesn’t matter what we look like… everyone has their own insecurities and shit. No one is perfect. We are all human. Let’s bring each other up.

@filipajackson

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Dress: Gentle Fawn (Sash Boutique) Shoes: Forever 21 Sunglasses: Guild Eyewear

xoxo Fil

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