As many of you saw on my Instagram my family and I took a quick little trip to Chicago this past weekend! Brynley & I were invited to an amazing event with Abercrombie Kids and Shed Aquarium. The staff with Abercrombie was so kind to let me bring Ross & Brecklyn, so we decided to stay the night and make a weekend out of it. Many of these pictures will be of Brynley, and that is mostly because Breck isn’t big enough to fit in A&F kids clothing quite yet, and this was of course a sponsored event with Abercrombie Kids! I also should note that it was quite challenging to capture pictures as some rooms we weren’t able to use flash photography (have to protect those animals). So bare with me with the inconsistency of the photos!

For starters, lets talk outfits shall we! We were asked to wear comfy shoes that could get dirty as we were going behind the scenes and up close with a lot of animals! I chose to wear a denim jacket and sneakers because thats my vibe! Of course I layered, because lets be honest, I used to be a manager for A&F way back in my day and layering is the name of the game! These high waisted black jeans I wore are absolutely hands down one of my new favorites! They are LONG (so if you are tall you know the struggle) and the material is so stretchy and so soft. I am wearing a size medium in my top, and my denim jacket, and a size 27 long in the jeans. I chose a sweatshirt for Brynley because truthfully we were rushing from school to the event so I wanted to make sure she was comfy in the car! I adore the sweatshirt she wore – so cute, so soft and of course girly!

 

We had a private tour through the Shed Aquarium which was so fun! There were a few other bloggers at this event with their kiddos. I had met Hollie and Sarah before at a blogging event in New York, so it was fun to catch up and see some familiar faces! I also loved meeting their kids! You feel like you know everyone through social media these days, so it is fun to actually get to see their cute little families in person! My new friend Amanda on the far left is super mom, and saved the day with a stash of snacks (why can’t I have my life together). The kids enjoyed running around with one another and it was so helpful to keep the littles (Brecklyn) entertained! Our first stop was the shark room! What a cool experience, and still equally as creepy! I don’t know about you but sharks creep me out! As you can see on Brynley’s face she was so mesmerized in the shark room!

(this is one the I’m talking about, haha)

 

Next stop were the penguins! But first, we must walk like a penguin to get there.

I am pretty certain that the penguins are the cutest little things ever. I had no idea what a penguin would even feel like, and I’m happy to report that they are incredibly soft! For some reason I thought they would be prickly and scratchy feeling! Took me back to all of the days of watching the Penguin movies on repeat! Especially this little fella…

 

From there we headed over to meet Mr. Sea Lion. I was so intimidated by this guy! He was 500 lbs and kept turning around hissing at us (or I don’t know, doing whatever sea lions do). We are lucky to have even gotten this pic because one of us was making a crazy scared face at all times! The staff did a wonderful job with the animals when we were near them, but I’m just a scaredy cat at heart!

(Brecklyn is thinking “Are you Fluke or Rudder from Finding Dory” , Ross is thinking “What do I do if this thing comes towards me”, and Brynley is all “Okay take the pic lets hurry this up”)

 

This was a quick little walk by the Dolphins on the way to see the Belugas (my kiddos loveeeee dolphins)

 

Our final experience was with the Belugas! We actually got to go back and interact with them which was a once in a lifetime experience! Again, the Abercrombie Kids staff and the Shed Aquarium staff out did themselves with this event!! Brynley was able to feed one of the Belugas, and assist with a few tricks too. So cool!

 

After this we all gathered and had a few cocktails and some snacks! The kiddos were given goodie bags and Brecklyn immediately decked herself out!

 

I want to thank Abercrombie Kids & Shed Aquarium once again for having us!! This was a sponsored event, however, all opinions and reviews of this experience are my own. Make sure you check out all of the adorable Spring Abercrombie Kids fashion, and if you are ever in the Chicago land area MAKE SURE to stop by the Shed Aquarium!

 

xoxo,

Jena

 

Hello again friends and happy Sunday! I am rounding up my Instagram and my Instagram stories from the week in a one stop shop! Hope this helps you see everything in one place as I know my posts can be missed!

I shared this adorable mermaid suit I snagged for my girls for our Florida trip! Wanted to share this here first because TODAY all swimwear and shoes for the family at Target are BOGO 50% off! I’ve linked this suit and a few other things I’ve purchased below!

One thing to note I don’t post everything to Instagram, some items will only show on my Instagram story or on the @Liketoknow.it app, so make sure to follow! I posted this dress which I plan to take with me to Mexico. It has the gingham print which is huge right now, mixed with floral (the mixture of these two are also huge right now). It’s a great fit and actually stretchy which I love.

 

This swimsuit was posted only to my @Liketoknow.it account. It is such a great fit! I did a size 6 in the top and bottom! The top you pull the strings before tying as tight as you need! The ruffle detailing is perfect!

 

I also grabbed this cute gingham bikini for my trip! Love how it it’s off the shoulder and also has super cute pom pom detailing! I am wearing a size 6 in the top and 6 in the bottom – GREAT fit!!

 

I’ve shared this rocker tee several times as it’s one of my faves! It was sold out and just restocked this past week. Paired it with my favorite pair of jeans, and my Adidas sneakers which I wear more than I like to admit 🙂 I’m wearing a medium in the t-shirt here, but typically wear a small. The small was sold out so I sized up and honestly fits perfect. Denim I am wearing a 27!

 

These flats are hands down one of my favorite most recent purchases. I will be wearing these on repeat! Paired with the cutest sweatshirt that has slit detailing and pearls. I did size up in these shoes – I’m typically a size 9 but did a 9.5 in these. In the sweatshirt I did a size medium!

 

This kimono is amazing! The colors are to die for and honestly its even more gorgeous in person! I paired this with an all black look but also plan to wear this over my swimsuit! This kimono is currently 20% off plus FREE shipping!

 

I shared my long sleeve slit side tee as it is on sale for $15! I own this in a few different colors! Easy to layer with or just pair with a denim for a cute and casual on the go look! These earrings are so light weight and come in like 12 colors!

 

This bodysuit is amazing! Don’t mind the messy try on room, but wanted to show you this on quick as I only shared the flat lay pic on Instagram! The fit is great, I will wear this a ton this Spring! I am wearing a size small!

 

This bag was all the rage last summer and quite pricey! There is a designer dupe available now (mine is the size small). Make sure to snag one, its such a cute spring/summer bag!

 

Adore this striped bell sleeve top. Ruffle detailing on the shoulders! Paired it with my new flats that I love! I’m wearing a small in the top and a size 9.5 in the flats!

 

We had a quick 24 hour trip to Chicago this past weekend and we had so much fun! I wore this outfit to the Abercrombie Kids event we were invited to with Shed Aquarium (blog post coming about that soon). These jeans come in longs which I love – they look very similar to the Free People version that is a smidge too short for me. Right now all Abercrombie jeans are 50% off! I am wearing a 27. In the top you can tie it or tuck it all the way in. I’m wearing a small! Also love this denim jacket, its a great fit and super soft!

 

We took the girls to the American Girl store and walked all over Chicago (freeeezing). These Rolling Stones sweatshirts for kids are the cutest!! Snag one up before they sell out!

 

I own this sherpa from Amazon but also grabbed this one from Abercrombie. I will say, the price difference is the material! This A&F one is SO cozy, I was honestly sweating wearing it. I did the medium! Also lots of questions about my bag – it’s this one. They are hard to come by, I ordered mine while in Vegas and there were only 8 left in the country at that time (nuts)!

 

Obsessed with these bow sandals! For the price they are amazing, and very comfy! They run true to size and come in a few different colors!

 

Thats all for now – I will have a post up this week about my Abercrombie & Shed Aquarium event!

 

xoxo,

Jena

Happy Sunday dolls! I am just bopping around online shopping for upcoming trips and I’ve found some SUPER cute items I wanted to share, but I’ve also found some great sales along the way! Happy shopping <3

 

American Eagle: 40% off t-shirts through Monday – also 20-60% off other items even denim! A lot of really cute bodysuits on sale if you love bodysuits like me! Hello, that camo bodysuit! Also those bow flats are so reasonable compared to what I’ve seen! Here are some of the items in my cart:

 

Target: 20% off kids clothes and shoes (YESSSSS) with code Kids20 and also 30% off select home decor. Here is what is currently in my cart for my kiddos:

 

Old Navy: 50% off sitewide – here is what is currently in my cart for my kiddios:

 

Gap: 50% off everything (already hard marked) and then an additional 20% off with code PRESDAY – also earn gapcash for every $50 you spend through 2/19. Here is what I have in my cart:

Here are some items that I’ve purchased for my upcoming trips. I have 3 back to back, oh boy! First up Mexico, then headed to Florida with a quick little stop to Disney, followed by a blogging convention in Dallas! I hate packing so this should be fun! Most of the items I purchased are from ASOS and you can take 15% off your purchase with code PREZDAY

Obsessed with these suits I snagged for my girls for our Florida trip. They freaked out over the purple two piece that comes with the mermaid skirt:

You can snag this ADORABLE pineapple suit for toddlers on my boutiques website Apricot Lane Peoria. My daughter is 3 years old usually wears a 2T/3T and I did the size 3/4 for her.

Only $10 and FREE shipping! Get it here!

Thats it for now, I will continue to add as I find the deals!

xoxo,

Jena

 

 

 

Hi loves! Hope you all had a wonderful week! I wanted to take a quick moment and do a round up of all of the items you’ve seen on my Instagram this week – just a little one stop shop!  Enjoy 🙂

 

*Loving this white eyelet blouse. Fits true to size – very flowy and forgiving! Paired with a wonderful chandelier for a nice pop of color! I’m wearing a size 6. No need to wear anything under, it won’t show your nude bra!

 

*Showing the blouse here again – love pairing it with high waisted shorts for the summer and adding in a straw bag and gingham sandals! The gingham sandals run true to size and are ohhhh so cute in person! Earrings are right on trend and super light weight!

 

*This pinstripe and floral blouse is literally perfection! The sleeves have such great detail, and the best part is that its only $18!! Wonderful fit, I am wearing a small. Again I paired it with my new favorite light weight hoops and my choker that you see me wearing on repeat!

 

*Another amazing floral blouse that happens to be $18!! Same bell sleeve details and I am wearing a medium! I wore this in Vegas to dinner and received many complimets! Paired it with dark high waisted denim and white booties! That Louis – ugh, not mine. I was trying it on to MAYBE purchase and then I didn’t end up getting it! Boo – maybe next time!

 

*Day 1 of Magic in Las Vegas I went for that “boho” style with my buckle belt. This bodysuit from MY BOUTIQUE, Apricot Lane is such an amazing fit. Sadly its sold out but THIS ONE is the exact same except a short sleeve version! I paired it with a high waisted pair of denim and a cute pair of booties! And of course, the hat – that baby was a pain in the ass to carry around in the airport but so worth it for the outfit!

Similar bodysuit \\ Buckle Belt (more coming soon)  \\ Hat (more coming soon)

 

*Day 2 of Magic/Project I went for TOTAL boho vibes. OBSESSED with these knee slit flare jeans I grabbed! Honestly, the fit is so great, I am very pleased and under $40! I am wearing a 27! Also totally digging this rocker tee and bell sleeved mustard duster! SO many compliments this day! Also, can’t go wrong with Toms – the only heel I can comfortably walk in for 8+ hours! I’m wearing a medium in the tee and small in the duster!

 

*This is called “the perfect shirt” and in fact it is! Comes in multiple colors, super comfy and classy looking! I wore this out site seeing in Vegas with a pair of mules – I’m wearing a medium!

 

*Before I left for Vegas I posted about this thermal which also happens to be on sale right now! I sized up – seriously one of my most favorite casual tops to wear! Also my cute little choker is on MAJOR clearance! Seriously $8 originally over $30!

 

*Snagged this cute cropped olive jacket while shopping in Vegas. I sized up to a medium for a larger fit. Loved pairing it with sneakers for a casual and cute look!

 

*I also did a quick little try on session while shopping at Nordy in Vegas and ended up heading home with this thermal. You’ll notice literally every blogger on IG is wearing this, so thats telling you its a good one! I did a small!

 

*Home sweet home and back to my work outs! I posted this pic today and honestly, for the price these leggings & sports bra aren’t bad! The leggings are a smidge sheer but nothing too crazy. I did a medium in the leggings and a medium in sports bra. THESE SHOES, are my faveeee. SO comfortable – worth every penny!

 

*Speaking of work outs, worked out the legs real good before heading to Vegas last Sunday. Not sure that was wise considering we averaged about 16k steps walking a day! This tank is one of my favorites, and if you ladies don’t already own one of these water bottles you NEED!!

 

Thats all for now!

xoxo,

Jena

I love dressing my little ladies just like I would dress! I love getting all of their Chaser tees from Nordstrom. They have the very best variety of graphic tees for littles. I grabbed this adorable one for Brynley for Christmas and she loves it. No, this does not mean she is going to be a big sister again, I know that is what some of you are thinking! She just loves pink and loves being the bossy big sis! This adorable unicorn purse is also from Nordstrom. Sadly it sold out quick but I’ve seen it restocked so keep a look out (my girls absolutely love it). I can’t get enough of these Minnetonka booties for kids. The perfect combination of slippers but they can still be worn outdoors as a shoe! My girls love them so much, and I can’t lie, I have the matching pair! Brynley is feeling fierce, thanks for keeping her in style Nordstrom!

Since some of these items are currently out of stock, I have linked some similar items that are absolutely adorable! The booties run true to size, they don’t usually wear them with a sock so get their normal size! Trust me, they will live in them!

 

*Thank you Nordstrom for always carrying the best products, and for partnering with me on this post*

xoxo,

Jena