Monday, January 30, 2012

Fresh Start Pledge

Fresh Week, Fresh Start!
 Happy Monday!! :) 

Hello to all of my new followers! 
I've just about reached 500 followers! I want to welcome you to the world of Jena. Where fashion trends meet the average girl and I talk about my life, the good times, the funny times, and everything in between. 

and..where it is okay to be perfectly human 100% of the time. 

Today, I wanted to show you new hair style (you like?)... as well as this new top I got recently. When I picked this up at a local store, 
Len Druskin
a personal favorite shop of mine, 
 my bf says that it didn't look like anything I would normally wear
before I started blogging.

I found some truth in what he said.. 
That's because whenever I used to shop I would go straight for neutral colors
Blacks, Browns, Tans, Whites.. 
everything in my closet was drab..
 with the occasional pop of color. 

This year I really wanted to have a fresh start and change up my wardrobe. I always see such amazing pieces and colors but think, 
I'd rather have it in black.. 
So I decided that this year and so on I'm going for color

Colorblock Blouse - Len Druskin
Blue denim Jeans - Guess
Black Bow Flats - Len Druskin
Black Studded Horn Necklace - Forever21

Who wants to switch it up this season!? 
I think spring is the perfect time to do just that.. And although it isn't spring just yet...
Let's take the Fresh Start pledge today! 

Oh and there is till time to enter my giveaway to win an iPad 2!!

Good Luck! 

Enjoy your Monday!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

iPad 2 Giveaway - US Only

Hey There! 
Happy Sunday! :) It's the moment you have been waiting for!

 A Giveaway!! :)

22 bloggers and I have joined together to offer an iPad 2 to one amazing winner! The iPad up for the giveaway is the WiFi 16gb iPad2. The winner gets to choose between white and black!

The iPad 2 features: 
16gb storage
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom
Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Audio formats supported: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p

In the box:
Dock Connector to USB Cable
10W USB Power Adapter
Enter below to win your iPad2!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This little light of mine...

I'm gonna let it shine...
And do you see,
  I'm smiling because the sun is shining :)

I got the BF up to do a mini photo-shoot outside today.. Due to the gorgeous weather..

(Thanks to all of you who sent those warm sunbeams my way)

 I'm beaming today. I  got a couple new items last week courtesy of the beau. 

And I absolutely
fell in love with this printed blouse...
Black Flowered Blouse - Daniel Rainn - Nordstrom's Rack
Black beaded tank - Old Navy
Light Blue Flare Leg jeans - MEK Jeans
Heart Necklace and Bracelets - F21

Happy Hump-Day! 

How many of you are rockin' the print trend?

I'm linking up with these ladies today:

pleated poppy


Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Blues...

Good Morning! 
As I sit here watching the snow fall I have mixed emotions. It's beautiful outside, it's January in Minnesota, its the coldest this time of year. I should be happy we are only getting another 1-3 inches  [today] but the consistent traffic and accident reports along with the occasional school delay make it a difficult pill to swallow. 

I've got the winter blues... 
This time each year, Minnesotans consider trading places with those living in more favorable parts of the country and world... 
I'll trade you my gloves, scarf, and hat for your sunglasses, two-piece bikini and beach towel. 
Off white cardigan- Heartbreakers...Blue chiffon blouse - Heartbreakers...Grey Belt - Gifted by my mother ;)...Guess Jeans...Brown Boots - Heartbreakers...Jewelry - F21 & H&M

I'll even take your...
50 and 60 degree weather for my single digit and subzero temperatures...

Here's sending warm wishes your way! And if you've got warm weather, pray that God sends it this way ;)

Happy Monday :)


Friday, January 20, 2012

This week on Pinterest...

Happy Friday! 

First I want to say hello to all my new followers! I really do appreciate the love, I am almost at 300 followers and it is so cool to see that people are actually listening out there! 

It's gotten a little harder to reply to all of your comments, but I do try to respond within a couple days and always return the following favor! Thanks again for all your kind words, 
you guys make me smile! :)

If you don't follow me on Pinterest...
You really should.

Here's a few recent pins for inspiration:

taylor swift for vogue feb2012
walk all over you..
high pony
glitter nails
pug life...
kelli murray... 

Which reminds me, who would like to see this beautiful print autographed and in their pretty little hands.. Or perhaps on your dressing room wall...??? I am going to be teaming up with Kelli to do a giveaway very SOON for one of her prints and I must say I am loving this one.

See what you have been missing? 

Click below to follow me on:

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! :)


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


ColorBLOCK like clock work...

Colorblock Dress w/belt - Len Druskin
Green Cardigan - Heartbreakers
Burnt Orange Purse - Rue 21
Light Brown Scarf - Heartbreakers
Peacock Earrings also seen Here - Forever 21

 Happy Wednesday - Hump Day!!

I found this cute colorblock dress at the beginning of fall and hadn't had a chance to wear it or show you all. I love it with this long green cardigan and this is my fave scarf! It is so warm, and we are dealing with 10 degrees here in Minnesota so warm is important! :)

Today, I am off to my school to return all those books I talked about buying the other week! I am going to rent them from online and save over $500 soo I am super excited about that! :) I'll be a couple days without materials, but I've worked ahead a bit to keep me on track. 

Wish me luck!! 

Have a great Hump Day 
One day closer to the weekend! Woo WOO

I'm linking up here:

pleated poppy

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday's Blog Stalk #1 - Kelli Murray (dot) COM


I may be late to the party, but I'm showing up fashionably late with a new blog stalk of mine.. 

This woman has beauty, style, and such creative talent!
I couldn't hold it in, I had to share
Her blog is amazing. Please visit and support! 

Not to mention she is an illustrator, painter, and designer from San Diego.

click below to visit her ETSY shop
She produces high quality art, I'm trying to figure out what I will be purchasing.. 
She does wedding invites, too! :)

She's the I'm thinking of doing a giveaway for one of her prints from her Etsy shop... Take a look and let me know which ones you really like....


Monday, January 16, 2012

Middle Child + OOTD = Perfect Monday


Let me tell you something...

I am the middle child.
Cinched cut-out cardi - Christmas Gift from Older Sis
White lace tank - Heartbreakers
Dark denim jeans - Forever 21
Peacock Earrings - F21
Tan/Black Leopard Scarf - Christmas gift from Baby Sis

No, I do not feel like the black sheep, in fact, I never experienced any middle child syndrome as most would say. Now, let me tell you about my sisters. 
I have 4 sisters, 2 brothers.
Yes, you read right. I am actually the middle child out of 7.

  Yes, Seven, Siete. 
They are all awesome. Especially the two sisters that helped to make this outfit post possible. My baby sis gave me this super cute leopard scarf, and my big sis bought this cardi, which has so much personality like me. 
I love my sisters!

Fact is: although we may have irritated each other a lot growing up.. and still do, sigh, we have really grown close over the years. I don't know what I would do without them! :) They are amazing. They listen when I need someone to talk to, I can share things with them that I can't tell everyone... I want to see them all succeed and live out their deepest dreams..

Have a spectacular Monday to everyone and all the sisters out there! 
You are appreciated! :)


Friday, January 13, 2012


It’s Friday!! FRIDAY!! Fry-day!!
And although there is snow on the ground around me, I imagine I am here...
**click images to view source**
I imagine I am wearing something from the D&G Spring 2012 Collection...
And I'm sipping one of these...

Instead I am in Minnesota. There is a little bit of snow on the ground. It is 9 degrees outside. I am near the warm fireplace.

Well, a girl can dream, right?

Hope my dreams are your reality!

Happy Friday!