Universal Studios

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!


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

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  1. June 16, 2016 / 1:08 am

    I haven’t been to Universal Studios since I was a little girl. It looks like you had such a great time and wore the perfect outfit for it too!


  2. June 16, 2016 / 1:16 am

    Such a cute look! I love The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I just did a post on that a couple of weeks ago and it was so much fun to go through the pictures again. I might have to go to the one in LA in a year or two that it’s opened!

    Did you end up having ice cream at Florean’s ice cream shop? OMG, the earl grey and spiced chocolate ice cream are both soooo good! 🙂


  3. Britt+Whit
    June 16, 2016 / 1:17 am

    wait! i am so jealous! I am dying to go to Harry Potter World! Love it!

    love from San Francisco,

  4. Siffat Haider
    June 16, 2016 / 7:46 am

    I’m so jealous you went to Harry Potter World!! It’s my absolute dream!

  5. christianne
    June 16, 2016 / 9:06 am

    This post got me excited for our upcoming trip to Florida. Eventhough Orlando has been all over the news this past few days. Havs a nice day.
    Xo, Christianne

  6. June 16, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    These are all such great tips, girlie, especially for someone like myself who’s never been there before! I’ve noticed at waterparks that the later in the day you try the lines, there’s a lesser wait. I guess it’s because a lot of people like to leave by the early evening?! You looked so cute with those boxer braids and I adore your dress! I can’t believe how fast time is going either! I’m sure you’re feeling all sorts of emotions leading up to the BIG day; it’s going to be a day you’ll forever cherish! Thank so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far, beauty!



  7. June 16, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    great tips! I have never been to any universal studio’s. Is that a butter beer I spy? Looking forward on witnessing your wedding! you’ll be the most gorgeous bride!


  8. June 16, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    I love Universal, but sadly I was there before they finished all the Harry Potter stuff.. I wish I could go there, and pick out my wand and hahah feel like Hermione on the 3D rides!!

    Hope you have a great week, and how exciting with your wedding coming up <3

  9. June 16, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    I would love to visit Universal Studios one day soon! Your photos are just amazing and I really like the outfit you picked out – super trendy but still super comfortable!
    Have an amazing day,


  10. June 16, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Although I’m a Southern California native, I’ve never been to Universal Studios! Can you believe it? I definitely have to try a butter beer. :]

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  11. June 17, 2016 / 9:14 am

    You must be excited! I am sure all will go without a problem so don’t stress out 🙂 Thanks for the tips, if I ever go to the US, I’d love to visit universal studios! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  12. June 17, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Aww you look amazing and it looks like so much fun. I always like to wear my hair like that when I’m on a day trip. I can’t believe it’s only a week to go! Exciting. Gemma x

    • filipajackson
      June 18, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Aw thanks darling. It’s the best way to wear your hair… you don’t have to worry about it

      Filipa xxx
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  13. June 17, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Looks like you had such an amazing time! I’m loving your whole look too, always a fan of mixing feminine and edgy pieces, and you’re rocking those braids!


  14. June 18, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Oh my you’re getting married next week? That’s just so exciting, I’m super excited for you. And to be honest, I like Universal Studios better than Disney Land hehe. I feel like the rides are so much better there, so I completely agree with you!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  15. June 18, 2016 / 5:40 am

    Universal Studios looks so fun, I went a few years ago but the Harry Potter part wasn’t there, so I bet it would be even better now!! I hope you have an absolutely incredible wedding hun

    Rachel xx

  16. June 18, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Wow, your photos are just amazing. I love your jacket. You look absolutely stunning in this outfits.

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  17. June 18, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’d kill to go to Universal! I’m a huge movie buff so it appeals to me so much more than Disney. Looks like a blast! That butter beer sounds delightful too 😉


  18. June 19, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Such great tips love! I never was there before, but it seems to be fun! Your outfit is perfect head to toe! And the pictures are so awesone!
    Much love, Pisa

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