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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are coming to an end, it’s time to start transitioning your wardrobe into Spring fashion, and that means for your kiddos too! We have a few family vacations coming up in the coming months, so I couldn’t help myself with all of the ADORABLE new arrivals at Nordstrom. I seem to keep adding more and more to my cart because as you can see the items are just so unique. In the collage above, I highlighted some of my favorite pieces that I am eying for my girls. Whenever we travel I always have to buy them a cute new backpack on wheels to keep them excited! I adore this rolling unicorn backpack, and then how cute is this unicorn sleep mask set perfect for the plane! Make sure to check out the rest of the adorable accessories they have for little girls, some very very cute items!!

Here are some more of my faves that I am currently loving in the Nordstrom girl department:

 

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

xoxo,

Jena

 

Happy Sunday loves! Here is a little try on session from today from H&M and some Free People items. Everything is linked at the bottom!

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xoxo,

Jena

Tis the season for over the knee boots! This is one of my favorite styles and I absolutely love this pair by Steve Madden from Nordstrom. You can wear boots like this so many ways: over denim, with skirts, with dresses, with long t-shirts and slouchy cardigans – truly the sky is the limit! I always tend to purchase my designer pieces from Nordstrom because truthfully, I know they have my back! I just shared some of the amazing perks of shopping at Nordtrom in my last post so keep that in mind when shopping!

 

Favorite OTK styles available at Nordstrom

 

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

xoxo,

Jena

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Happy hump day dolls! As many of you might already know, I have a crazy obsession with Adidas! I especially love purchasing all of my Adidas gear from Nordstrom because lets face it, their customer service is top notch and they always carry the best styles! As you begin your holiday shopping this season, keep in mind all of the amazing perks you get with shopping at Nordstrom:

  • Free shipping & free returns (huge huge huge reason I shop here)
  • You can buy online and pick it up, AND they even have curbside pick-up
  • You can reserve items online and go try them on in store (this is top notch)
  • They have amazing personal stylists to assist you when shopping!
  • Easy gifting: they also make gifting easy with gift ideas for “him” or “her” at every budget
  • Wish list feature: love this so much you can browse and design your Christmas wish list and then send on over to your family!
  • The very best branded styles!

My outfit details: Jacket (similar here and here) | Shirt (I own this one too) | Leggings (similar ones) | Shoes (go down half size) | Sunglasses | Lipstick (color Kim KW)

My personal wish list is growing! I have some items already added to my list that I’d love to see under my tree! I’m going to go ahead and just send these on over to my husband! SEE you always get what you want because Nordstrom makes it easy peezy!

*Thank you Nordstrom for partnering with me on this post!

xoxo,

Jena

As many of you saw yesterday on Facebook, my good friend and RIGHT ARM officially left Apricot Lane after 7 years! 7 amazing, faithful, loyal years you guys!! As we approach our 7 year anniversary Saturday, it hits a little harder because she was the very last “original crew” member standing. She cared about us so much to the point where she knew in her heart she was ready for change because of an amazing opportunity that fell in her lap (that enabled her to spend more time with her family), but cared about my family and I too much to leave me! Yesterday ended an amazing era as a dynamic duo and partnership that many don’t get to experience at work. When you work for yourself as a small business owner, and are essentially “the boss”, it gets lonely because people come, and people go. I’d be lying to you if I said that it doesn’t hurt to see employees go, GOOD employees that become family!! I know retail is hard, and you only live this life once and deserve to spend as much of it with your loved ones! That is why I’ve always, always, always supported direct sales.

I’m sure many of you know that Ashley Drissi is selling Monat. I’m sorry, let me rephrase, SLAYING the Monat game! Her journey started a year ago when she decided to give it a try as she had been using the product and wanted some extra income. What do you do in direct sales, well DUH, you sell to your friends and family. So of course I ordered the product, fell in love with it like many, and I’ve been using it ever since. Month over month, I sat back and watched Ashley thrive in this business. She never once worked “less” at her day job, but would stay up for hours on end at night working her Monat business hustling. Side note: the girl can hustle!!

I guess my point to this so far is that Monat changes hair, but it also changes lives. I’ve witnessed this first hand with one of my best friends. She had a freaking Bruce Jenner mullet and now has amazing hair you guys! She is driving a cadillac that she EARNED with Monat and her team just did 1 million dollars in sales in a month! IN A MONTH!!! She is able to stay home with her kids and enjoy every little piece of them because of Monat!

So here I sit, day after day asking myself why not me? I mean, I’ll never be staying at home with my kids because truth be told I have the greatest gig of all time as a small business owner doing what I am PASSIONATE about: selling clothes and helping women feel beautiful. BUT, that doesn’t mean I don’t care about my family, my kids future, their college funds, or giving them the moon and the stars!!! OF COURSE I would do any and everything for them!!! So why on Earth, month after month do I fight Ashley/ Emily/ etc on selling this amazing product that I use? I’ll tell you why! Because people suck, and I know people will talk smack and I guess a little part of me cares. I’m worried what others might think, worried that I’ll fail, and even worried that relationships I’ve made through direct sales might be mad at me! This might sound harsh for a moment but I’m pouring my heart ….. If I had the opportunity to change the future for my children, do I really even care for a second what “people on social media think of me”. The answer is no! When I really sit down to digest it, I realize that my faith is much larger than my fear. I feel as if I have this amazing opportunity staring me in the face, and I continue to fight it. I’ve read the statistics and the growth of this company is off the charts … and remember I’ve been using the product for a year … I’m a residual month after month customer so I can see WHY this company is exploding.

Well, without further ado, I am happy/excited/nervous to announce that I am going to start selling this magic in a bottle. I’ve “technically” been a market partner since January for the discount (gotta save money on shampoo’ing all these heads) but I needed the time to feel right to jump in. I don’t know what it is about tonight, but it just feels “right”.

I am super excited to continue my working relationship with a friend that I truly admire! Thank you for believing in me Ash! To all you nay-sayers and people talking smack after this post … I added the quote for you  OH and the braid pic signifies ass & underwear joining forces yet again with amazing hair!

If you don’t already use the product I can promise you that you are missing out. Here is my Facebook group I just started https://www.facebook.com/groups/1932523900401328/ I hope that if you wish to learn more about the product or how it can change your life, that you’ll join!

 

Heres to leaving my comfort zone and the new journey with great hair!

 

xoxo,

Jena