This week we had the chance to catch up with one of our favourite and inspiring Instagramer. We would like to thank Amanda for taking some time to catch up with us and providing us with some lovely photographs. Please take the moment to meet Amanda too :). @amandajanejones
Can you tell us about yourself a bit Amanda?
I'm a freelance graphic designer and art director, living in Chicago. I have two children - Jane who is 3 and Miles is is 16mo. My husband Cree is getting his PhD at the University of Chicago -that's what brought us here. We love to travel with our family and explore our city.
I do believe that if you want to know more about someone, you should ask them about their dreams and ambitions? What are Amanda’s dreams and goals?
Honestly, I'm doing what I always dreamed - traveling the world with my family and designing part-time. I get the best of both worlds - to pursue my career and be with my family full-time. I do want more kids in the future, but my body needs some recovery time. The last pregnancy was a doozy!
Any project that you are working on and would like to share? (we are big fan of your creations)
I'm working on a Cookbook for Eyeswoon that's been fun. Also I'm rebranding one of my favorite shops, MUR lifestyle - also a really cool new family travel site that I've been super excited to be a part of! It's called Nugget and should be launching soon.
After seeing all those stylish approaches? I would like to ask you about your own shopping habits? How does Amanda do her shopping?
I absolutely hate shopping with my kids, so I've turned into an internet shopper! I have things delivered and just try them on at home. That sounds so lazy I'm sure!
Would you like to share your secrets about the success in social/digital world? Any advice?
I think keeping it simple is key - have fun. If it starts to become a burden -take a break and don't put so much pressure on yourself. Also be kind to each other.
What are your choices for Jane from Kokori’s collection?
Our favorite outfit is the white ruffled top with the mustard trousers! So so so sweet! The shapes and details are perfect for her fun personality.
'Thank you again! Bravo on a fantastic new line!