Our Trip To LA and Disneyland

*Today’s post is sponsored by iFLY luggage, 2weeksnotice clothing, Olivia James Apparel, and Aloft El Segundo LAX. This post contains affiliate links. As always, thoughts and opinions are mine.

Words can’t even express how much I loved taking this quick road trip to Los Angeles and Orange County with my husband! We had an incredible time and took a much-needed (and super short) break for some adult time together. It has taken me way too long to get this post up about our trip (a little under two months), I know—it’s ridiculous! However, I’m a wife and mom of two, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, I’m in school getting my MBA, I’m working & blogging & writing, and let’s just say I’m permanently exhausted!

But against all odds, I’ve finally completed a mini summary of our trip to LA & Disneyland, and some of the outfits I wore. There’s also a video of our trip above! If you want to skip ahead in the vlog to our arrival at Disneyland, it’s at 6:28!

SATURDAY

After several long hours in the car, we arrived at Aloft El Segundo LAX and immediately went to enjoy some time outside and by the pool.

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I’m wearing this dress from Olivia James Apparel. It’s no longer available in the color I’m wearing, but it IS available in heather grey and it was on sale the last time I checked! I also bought this hat for the trip, I love the blush color. It’s now sold out but you can go to the website and sign up to receive an email when it’s back in stock!

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Our Trip To LA and Disneyland - emilybogner.com

While we were outside, the hotel turned on the amazing outdoor fireplaces and even though it was cold, I wasn’t ready to let go of this dress-wearing weather so in the picture above I’m wearing this dress from 2weeksnotice clothing (last time I checked, it was on sale for $26!). It was rainy much of the time we were there, but when I’m traveling I get in that vacation mindset where I want to pretend it’s warm even when it isn’t! I have my resort-ready clothes, and my swimsuit, I’m not just gonna let them go to waste, right? I have to wear them! Tell me I’m not the only one :).

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On Saturday night we went to Koreatown and had dinner at a restaurant called Quarters Korean BBQ, it was delicious and I’d definitely recommend it! I’m wearing this black midi dress with the emerald green lace “Lindsay” kimono that I received from LuLaRoe consultant Jacci Britzzalaro. In case you can’t tell from the pictures we had a lot of fun even while we were just waiting for our table!

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Our Trip To LA and Disneyland - emilybogner.com

SUNDAY

It rained a lot when we went to Disneyland, but it didn’t put a damper on our day! One of my go-to outfits if I can’t decide what I should wear is a white top (whether it’s a tee/blouse/statement top, whatever) and jeans so I went for minimal and comfortable when dressing for Disneyland and wore this v-neck tee and these amazing skinnies, and a red hoodie from Evy’s Tree that they don’t have anymore unfortunately. I also wore these sneakers because I knew we’d be walking around all day. They are ridiculously comfortable!

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details: white v-neck tee (currently ON SALE for $7!!) | the skinny in denim | sneakers

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Our Trip To LA and Disneyland - emilybogner.com

Every time I watch the video from our trip to LA and Disneyland, I get a huge urge to go back! I miss it so much and I definitely miss living so close to it! If watching our adventures in Disneyland doesn’t make you want to go right now, I don’t know what will! 🙂

 MONDAY

Finally, I can’t talk about our trip without mentioning the new luggage Max found at the end of his Disneyland birthday surprise scavenger hunt! These bags are amazing and we both loved all the pockets, compartments, and features of our suitcases from iFLYluggage. Also, I love that the color is unique! When we use them on a flight, I think it’ll be easy to spot them when we go to pick up our baggage.

I chose a super comfortable outfit for our drive home, this sweater is classic and warm, I like the white band around the neckline and sleeves. I love these high waisted distressed knee jean leggings and wear them a ton. The ones I’m wearing are petite, but when I bought them they also had them available in regular sizes! Again, I’m wearing these sneakers because gosh darn it they’re REALLY that comfortable and they’re cute too. 🙂

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details: knit sweater | distressed knee jean legging | sneakers

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I hope you enjoyed experiencing Disneyland with us on our first trip there together! Do you have a favorite trip you’ve taken recently? Share it in the comments along with why it was so special for you!

Xx, Emily

 

Aloft El Segundo LAX

I’m thrilled to have Aloft El Segundo LAX sponsoring today’s post because our experience staying with them was so fun and unique. From the modern décor and bright colors to the incredible outdoor area and stocked gym, you’ll see why I think this is a great spot to stay, especially when flying into LAX.

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So many people frequent Los Angeles, whether they’re on a work assignment, a weekend getaway, or passing through before heading to another destination, it’s definitely one of the places to be. Aloft El Segundo LAX is conveniently located next to the airport (and it didn’t bother us a single time during our stay).

We loved the hotel . . . see it for yourself:

Did you see the amazing outdoor area in the video? Right next to it were doors that led to our suite and other rooms on the same floor—I loved this easy access to the great sitting areas and outdoor fireplaces.

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The Suite

Inside our room, the urban vibe continues with vibrant colors, space, and plenty of comfortable places to relax.

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Remember the doors I talked about before? This is one set of the doors that lead outside and if you look closely you can see the pool area.

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Aloft El Segundo LAX - emilybogner.com

The hotel lobby at night! Love the way this sign is lit up.

Aloft El Segundo LAX Amenities

If you don’t know already, I love a good gym. And a good gym on a trip makes me happy . . . very happy. The gym at the hotel had towels, yoga mats, and get this: they even had disposable headphones available for guests! The room was big with several machines, weights, medicine balls, and exercise balls. Plus, major bonus: you can go to the gym 24/7. And they have light meals available 24/7 near the lobby. Then there’s the amazing pool area. You can check out the bar and lounge in the hotel lobby, plus they have live music some nights.

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Inside the gym space (for a better look at the gym be sure to check out the video here).

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A variety of food available 24/7 near the lobby.

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The amazing pool area. To get a better look at the pool area check out the video here.

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Aloft El Segundo LAX - emilybogner.com

Aloft El Segundo LAX - emilybogner.com

Final Thoughts

We truly enjoyed staying at Aloft El Segundo LAX and would love to stay there again in the summer time so we could take advantage of that amazing pool area! The staff was courteous, kind, and helpful. The room was comfortable, spacious, and clean. The amenities? Amazing! I’m a little bummed that we didn’t get to spend more time in that gym though. Still, we sure enjoyed hanging out by the outdoor fireplace at night.

What do you think of Aloft El Segundo LAX? Have you visited Los Angeles or are you planning a future trip? If you have any questions or if you enjoyed this post, I’d love to hear from you . . . leave me a comment!

Xx, Emily

 

 

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