Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013.

2013
You were an average year I'd say. 
I want 2014 to really Kick ass. 
I want to thrive this year, really be the best that I can be. 

I was going to go over all of the things I did in 2013, but I honestly can't remember a ton of stuff that happened. :/ I'd like to fix that in 2014

In 2014 I'm going to...
-turn 17 (my fave number)
-Get my drivers license (pray to god)
-finish my junior year of High School (holy crap)
-start my SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. (really holy crap)
-visit a ton of college campus's
& more things I can't think of right now ;)



I'm not really back in the swing of blogging yet, but I hope you guys are enjoying these posts. My brain is just kind of throwing up words on a page haha


Monday, December 30, 2013

What I got for Christmas 2013

Hey Y'all!
I hope you guys all had a really awesome christmas/ holiday season! I know I did!

I'm not trying to brag at all. I personally love finding out what people got for christmas, so I thought this would be a fun post to do!

A few of the things I got in my stocking:
-Chapstick 3 pack in the Candy Cane flavor
-L'Occitane hand Cream

-Buffalo Wild Wings & Starbucks Giftcards (lol)
-Socks
-ONE DIRECTION SINGING TOOTHBRUSH!


Some other gifts I got:
-A new electric toothbrush because I have a slight cavity issue :/
-A portable hard drive for my laptop because, of course, I'm out of memory.
-A bunch of Clothes, possibly in an upcoming fashion post
-Naked 3 Palette! I've been wanting this so much since it came out! S/O to Annie and Rose ;)
-A Peacock Tervis Tumbler water bottle! It's so cute and I've been wanting a Tervis forever!
Stationary with my favorite Coco Chanel quote on it. I really want to order more from this website!
- Martha Stewart Cookie Scooper. I was waaay to excited for this haha
-Just Dance 2014 for our XBox 360. Y'all, this game is too fun. I love playing it with my cousins when they come over. It's really fun too because we have XBox Kinect, so you get to look at the video after you dance!
-I got a Heated Microplush blanket from my grandma and I love it! The weather this week in Chicago has a high of 27˚, so this blanket is totally going to come in handy!
-This vera Bradley makeup bag and pill case (in the color midnight blues), perfect for travel!
-One Direction Midnight Memories CD. You best believe I played it the entire way to the outlet mall Saturday.
-The Q &A book. If you haven't seen this, it's so cool and you should def get one!

Some of my favorite presents! :)

I got a few more things, but I'm so grateful for all of the things I received and that I got to spend so much time with my family over the holiday!

What did you get for Christmas?!
Comment down below and tell me!






Howdy.

Well hello there. This is awkward. My name is Jordan, nice to meet y'all.
I seem to have taken a wee bit of a blogging hiatus without really meaning too :/
I guess I'll just make a list of some sorts to update you on mi vida.

+ I'm on Winter Break right now and I have finals right after break :P
+ I've been really busy with school work recently and I've been trying to focus more on my grades so I can just finish this semester.
+ I had my Orchesis (dance club) show at school a couple of weeks ago and it was so awesome! I'm really sad it's over for this year, but I can't wait for next year because our captains are going to be great!
+ I had a really great christmas (more to come) and I'm really looking forward to 2014!


Talk to y'all soon!
Love,

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Currently I am...

oh, you mean besides slacking on Blogging?

Currently I am....
Listening to: A little Bit of One Direction. I've become slightly obsessed (again) My friend and I are planning on going to the concert at Soldier Field when they come to Chicago next summer and I'm pumped! Anywho, I'm loving the songs: Pompeii by Bastille, Story of my Life by One Direction, Gas Pedal by Sage the Gemini, and If you Didn't See Me by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (clever band name! NASCAR fans anyone?)

My favorite version of the song!

Drinking: Waaaay too much Diet Coke for my own good :/ and Lipton Pineapple Mango Green Tea packets because those have caffeine too and only 10 calories/ packet!

Loving: That Vlogmas is back! I love Elle Fowler's videos! 
              Harry Styles. I mean come on. He's perfect and I'm going to marry him. 

Harry Styles

Lusting After: oh, you mean besides Harry Styles? More statement necklaces (can a girl really have too many?!) and a new monogram Necklace from BaubleBar! This is at the top of my Christmas Wish List, so hopefully Santa's reading ;)

Reading: I'm only really reading my History book right now :p But I just finished Divergent which I had purchased over Spring Break this year and never really got into. IT WAS FANTASTIC. I would highly recommend reading the book! I liked it more than the Hunger Games I think!

Watching: Elementary has been FANTASTIC recently. I loved the musician episode that was on the week before Thanksgiving! perfection. I also loved Catching Fire! I saw it twice and would highly recommenced it to anyone who liked the books!

What have you been loving recently?



Tuesday, December 03, 2013

HB.

HB Rosie! :)
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Happy Birthday to my main b. Rosie turns 12 today so that means she gets a birthday post. oh yeah. I hope you have an awesome day and don't do anything too stupid. ;)



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Motivation.

Hey Ya'll,
     How was your Monday? I hope it was pretty fantastic!

Recently I've been feeling pretty unmotivated. Whether it's about school, dieting/ exercising, blogging :/ you get the idea. I just haven't felt the need to push myself to get things done and done well. Do any of you guys have tips or favorite blog posts on how you stay motivated? I can use all the help I can get!

Motivation.
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p.s. How were y'all's Thanksgivings? Mine was great! Look for a re-cap sometime this week!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Review.

Hey Y'all :) How was your weekend?

Mine was pretty gosh darn good :)

On Friday I....
+Was possibly pulled out of school early to go see Catching Fire with my cousin Annie. It did not disappoint. So good!

+Went to Culvers for dinner with Annie and her friends. It was funny to see a middle school perspective on life again lol.

+Played numerous rounds of Just Dance and Dance Central. I won. ;)

+Drank way too much pepsi for my own good and was up until 3am.

+Due to the aforementioned excessive amounts of caffeine, I watch the 2 most recent episodes of Elementary. This weeks was the best episode of the show I've ever seen.

+ Got back into the book "Divergent" I'm currently on page 379 and I can't wait to finish! Good thing I don't have very much homework due tomorrow!

On Saturday I....
+ Went to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast with my mom and my BFF Jessica. If you haven't tried the red velvet donut, you haven't lived.

+Taught one of the last religious ed. classes of the year. We have an awesome class this year and always have a good time.

+Went to dance practice for my school's dance club and made a fool out of my self while bustin' out my hip hop moves ;)

+Watched "White House Down" with Jamie Fox and Channing Tatum. This was such a good movie! It was a great mix of action and comedy.

On Sunday I....
+Missed my second dance practice :/ I completely forgot about it :/ #IfeelTerrible

+Did nothing pretty much besides read more of Divergent! I can't wait to download the second book!

How was your weekend?

Monday, November 18, 2013

J.Crew Factory Sale

Y'all, This sale is amazeballs.

The J.Crew Factory Website is 40% off the entire site right now along with free shipping with the code sneaky and an additional 10-20% off (depending on your order size) with the code earlybird. 

Here are some of the item's that I'm eyeing!

Gigi Pant - $50.50

Pinball Stud - $11

Gingham Popover - $24.99

Crystal Wings Necklace - $32.50

Postage Stamp Mini in Chevron Stripe - $78

What are you guys eyeing from the sale?!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Prepster Life Tag

Hey y'all!
If I had to describe my style in one word, it would either be PREPPY or CLASSIC. I saw SarahBelle93x do this video a few weeks ago, and I thought it would be a fun and cute tag to do on ze blog!


So without further ado...

1. Whats your definition of preppy?
My Definition of preppy would be a more southern style or blogger style. Lots of color and classic. not super dooper trendy.

2.Whats your all time favorite brand?
Old Navy. 100% I could shop there all day everyday. But If I had an endless budget... J. Crew for sure.

3. Show us your favorite Lilly item/ What is your favorite print?
Honestly, my favorite Lilly Item is Probably my Large 2013-2014 Agenda in the print "Tusk in Sun". I would die without this thing.

I don't know if I have a favorite print?! It would probably either be Tusk in Sun or Chin Chin. You really can't go wrong with either one!

4. Favorite preppy Youtuber?
Obviously SarahBelle93x. She's probably my all time favorite Youtuber. I've been watching her since June of 2011 and my style has definitely grown with hers!

5. Jack Rogers or Sperrys
I don't have a pair of Sperrys, although my dad wears a pair practically everyday. I've always wanted a plain leather pair, but I'm definitely going to have to go with Jack Rogers on This one. They R-O-C-K Rock.

6. Jeans or Knakis?
Leggings? lol I love jeans, so I"m going to go with jeans, but if it was socially acceptable, leggings.

7. Opinion on Oxfords?
I love oxford shirts, especially flannel ones, and I don't mind oxford shoes either, but their not my personal style.

8. Duck boots, Riding Boots, or Hunters?
All 3? I could wear my duck boots (LL Bean Boots) all day everyday, but I do love wearing my riding boots with certain outfits. I don't have a pair of hunters, but I do have my Ralph Lauren riding boots which I adore! I wouldn't mind a pair of glossy black hunter boots if anybody was wondering though *hint hint cough cough*

9. Navy or Black?
I really like both, but if I have to choose, navy, because you can wear it in the summer and winter!

10. Scale of 1-10 how much do you love J.Crew?
9. 
I'd love it even more if it was cheaper ;) I like most of the things they sell, but some of it isn't my favorite.

11. Favorite Ralph Lauren clothing item?
Definitely my red and navy rain boots. 100% they are so cute and preppy and they have little mini horses on them. I mean come on!
Via My Instagram

12. Pearls or bows?
Pearl earrings all the way. I love my bow earrings on occasion, but my pearls go with so much more!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tag! I encourage all of you to do it to!



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

inVESTment


Vests: Who ever thought they'd make a come back after 6th grade?!


I thought I'd share with y'all some of my fave outfits I've seen styled with vests, mostly from Pinterest. Are you even surprised at this point? ;)

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This one's my favorite :)
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Which outfit is your favorite?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Currently I am....

{Listening to} "Check in The Dark" by The Stand in Feat. Leighton Meester. This song doe...
I've also been loving "Everything has Changed" by Taylor Swift. I LOVE this song. Taylor Swift is not one of my favorite people, but I love this song, and the dress she wore to the CMA's last week.
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{Loving} The fall weather and that the leaves are finally changing! It's supposed to snow this week, and you could say I'm pretty pumped about it ;)
 I've also been loving my Revlon Lacquer Balm in Provocateur

{Wishing} That Thanksgiving break would come sooner! Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Black Friday, Cranberry Sauce!!! What's not to love!? I would appreciate a couple more paychecks would come before black friday lol

{Writing} My Christmas list. Too soon? 

{Wearing} My LL Bean Boots and my Old Navy Vest farrrr too much. They're both so comfy and versatile though!

{Working Out With} The Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred on Youtube.  This video is seriously sooo good! My arms are always screaming by the time I'm done and then I don't feel to bad about all the fall baked goodies I've been eating.


{Lusting After} This Southern Proper Hat:
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Is it not the cutest hat ever?!

and.... this J.Crew Herringbone Puffer Vest.
I can't even. It's too Perfect.
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What have you been loving lately?



Thursday, November 07, 2013

Workout Wear Wishlist

Hey Y'all!
        I don't know about you guys, but lately, I've been feeling more motivated to workout and exercise, which is odd, because I usually feel the opposite during the holiday season. But Katie at MyKeepCalmandCarryOn.com posted yesterday about her ADORABLE new gym shoes. Good thing I need a new pair of gym shoes! What better motivation can you have than cute workout clothes?! I'm not sure!
Here are some of the workout clothe's I've been craving recently!

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Old Navy activewear
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Head wrap headband
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Old Navy Mens Active By Performance Fleece Pullovers - Black jack
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The gym shoes I've been looking at are these in Dark Armory and pink or these in Armory Slate or Distance Blue, or maybe Charred Grey. I'm really decisive in case you can't tell. ;)

P.S. did y'all watch the Country Music Awards last night? They were pretty great! Florida Georgia Line dominated!

What workout clothes have you been craving?


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Hey Y'all :) 

Here are some things that I've been loving recently! 

+ OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Nail Polish: I just painted my nails with this monday, and I love it! I scratched it up yesterday, but I loved how it looked while it was nice!

+ I've been loving wearing my LL Bean boots with taller socks scrunched at the top. They're so cute and comfy!

+Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Y'all, these are amazing. I love making them at home with mini chocolate chips, and this morning, I went out to breakfast and had AWESOME chocolate chip pancakes. YUM!

+I've been loving this dark and rainy weather we've been having! I can't wait until it starts snowing!

+I've been loving my Frost Free vest from Old Navy! I've worn it 4 out of the last 5 days I've had it!

+We went on a rock climbing field trip for Adventure Gym yesterday and it was soooo fun! Granted, my knee looks lie someone took a sledge hammer to it, but I'd go back again and again!

+I'm loving that Gay Marriage was legalized in Illinois last night! I'm so excited, and happy that we're getting closer to equality for all! :)

What have you guys been loving this week?




Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Happy Haulidays

I don't know about y'all, but in my mind, the holiday season has started. I took a trip to Ulta this weekend and spent half my life savings, just kidding, but I did have coupons! #justified.

Here's what I picked up:

Maybelline Stiletto liquid eyeliner. Maybelline 24 hour concealer (may be returning). Maybelline Dr. Rescue Baby lips in Soothing Sorbet. Maybelline the Falsies Mascara. Revlon Laquer Balm in Provocateur (ooh lala!). Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Polish in Enthrall. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. 


What have you guys been eyeing at Ulta?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Vested Intrest

Hey Guys!

Did y'all have a good daylight savings? I know I enjoyed my extra hour of sleep!

This weekend Old Navy had $15 Frost Free Vest which are so cute! I didn't even know the sale was going on when I went in the store to look at jackets and I was so excited to find out about the sale! I picked up a vest in the coral color because I thought it would be so cute with jeans and bean boots....


Sorry the outdoor pictures are weird. It was getting a little dark out :(



 The color of the vest is closer to the color in the nails and indoor pictures. It's definitely a coral and not a neon pink.

Headband: (from camp)
Glasses: Guess
Nails: Essie-Beyond Cozy
Sweater: Old Navy
Vest: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: LL Bean

Hope y'all enjoyed!