Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday 5

1.
There's a really awesome sale going on right now on JCrew.com!!
30% select new items and and extra 50% off final sale items!! Coupon Code: SWEET
$15 with coupon!



$20 with coupon!

2.
I have 2 school days and 3 exam days of my junior year of high school left. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!? Needless to say I'm pretty excited.

3.
Kate Spade has some pretty adorable wallets on sale right now and I'm very very verrrry tempted to treat myself to one for finishing this year....
$110

4.
I cannot waittt for trips to the beach! I went last friday and although it was freezing, the sunset was gorgeous!
via

5.
I'm just really pumped to be done ok?!?!?


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Music of the Moment

{can you tell I like alliterations?}

Hey guys! I thought I would share my current favorite playlists (and favorite songs from each) today!



Throwback/ Oldies:
Favorites include: "Dancing in the Moonlight" "Hotel California" "Don't Stop me Now" & my all time favorite: "Come on Eileen"




Alternative Rock: (aka my new obsession)
Favorites include: "Howlin' for you" "It's About Time" "Magic" "Take Me Out" & "The Scientist"

What are your favorite songs? 
Comment down below and tell me, or tweet your suggestions to me @ButtercupJordan


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Things I've learned Junior Year: How to Put Yourself Out There.

Hey guys, I thought I'd share with you guys some of the things I've learned throughout my Junior year of high school (which btw I cannot believe is almost over!)
These posts are kind of just for me, but who knows, maybe some of you will enjoy them.

    One of the things that I learned to do this year, especially second semester, is how to put myself out there. By some standards, I'm definitely not a social person, but I've made huge strides in that regard this year. At the beginning of this year, if someone would have told me some of the things that I would push myself to do (nothing drastic calm down), I would have laughed and I said I wasn't even capable of doing them. Maybe at the beginning of the year I wasn't, but now I'm more confident in who I am and how I view situations.
   We all know I'm forever alone, but this year I made strides towards putting myself out there when it comes to guys and actually getting to know them as opposed to just admiring from afar. Although to my ultimate dismay, the situation did not work out, I still discovered a lot about myself and what I'm capable of.
  I've struggled with mild forms of social anxiety for much of high school with it peaking throughout the last year and a half. This year however, especially second semester, I've been hanging out much more with friends, and putting myself in social situations, even though I may be uncomfortable at first. For example, one of my best memories from this year was a concert event at my school that despite having a minor panic attack halfway through and having to go for a drive to calm down, I WENT BACK and had such a fun time. Knowing and seeing the amount of fun that I had when I went back, I would have completely regretted not going back for the second half. I know see how important it is to tough stuff out. Sure, I wasn't having fun initially, but I reevaluated the situation and thought:
   What's the worst that could happen?

Often times when I find myself questioning something, I ask myself this and realize how silly making a huge deal out of it is.

I hope this post was somewhat helpful, it was kind of just for myself to reflect and look back on this year as a whole.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Maxi Dresses

Hey guys, I hope you all had an awesome memorial day! I know I did!

I slept over at Annie an Rose's house Sunday night and then my madre came and got me early monday morning (isn't she so nice!) so that I could see my friends and brother march in the Memorial Day parade in my town. I got a reallllly cute maxi dress at Old Navy Saturday and I wore it to the parade. Take a look:

Dress (on sale!) // Shoes (in white)

I spent the rest of my day at a picnic and a work session for a history project wahooo!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Everyday Makeup

Hey Guys!

Today I though I'd share with you a few makeup products I tend to use everyday!

Naked 3 Palette: If I wear eyeshadow, It's probably from this palette. The colors are perfect for everyday!
Hervana Blush: This blush is perfect for summer and spring! Very flattering
Maybelline Falsies Mascara: I feel like everybody and their mother has tried this mascara and loved it! 
Watt's Up!: I love this stuff! It gives you such a gorgeous glow and makes you look like you actually tried when you were getting ready! ;)
Avon Glow Bronzer: (not pictured) This gives me some nice color, but doesn't have shimmer, so it doesn't compete with my blush and highlighter!

What are your makeup essentials?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday 5

**Snaps for me for posting everyday this week!**

Hey y'all! We survived the week, wahoo!

1.
Have y'all noticed my new blog header!? I created this yesterday to go along with the color scheme a little better and I really like it! What do you guys think?

2.
I've loved curling my hair with my Remington Large Clipless Curling Iron!
It takes me less then 15 minutes and looks great through the whole day! [I could do a more in depth post if you guys are interested]

3.
True story, I only have 22 calendar days left until I'm officially a Senior in high school?! Crazy, I know! High School has gone by soooo quickly I can't even believe it!

4.
I'd like to personally apologize to anybody who has had to break in a pair of Jack Rogers. Although they are completley comfortable once you break them in, they hurt like a B* when you first get them. I think I'm over the worst of it now though, go me!

5.
I got my ACT scores back last night from the first time I took it back in April and I'm fairly proud of my score! I'm only 1 point away from my "realistic goal" and 3 away from my ultimate/ dream goal! Not too shabby if I do say so myself ;)

What are you guys excited about?
Comment down below and tell me!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring into Gingham



Hey Y'all! I appologize  for another quick post today, but I thought it would be fun to share with you what I wore to Mother's Day brunch with my grandma this past weekend!

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mother's Day

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

AP

Hello peeps. As many of you may know, we are coming to the tail end of AP [Advanced Placement] season. As I write this, I'm "studying" for my AP U.S. exam tomorrow, which, let's be honest, I'll be lucky If I get a 3 ;).

I just wanted to wish everybody taking the test good luck! I send goods thoughts/prayers/vibes your way!




I know I'll be spending my night relaxing in a bubble bath and catching up on Orphan Black! (Already finished season 1 :/)


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

College Graduation Gift Ideas

Hey everybody! College Graduation season is upon us! Whether it's your classmates, siblings, or cousins {CONGRATS TO MY COUSIN KEVIN FOR GRADUATING FROM CORNELL LAW SCHOOL THIS WEEKEND!} graduating, it can be difficult to decide what to get them! They're not going off to live in a dorm, so typical graduation gifts won't always apply.

Here are some ideas I came up with!



My personal choice would be a KitchenAid mixer! This is perfect for those moving into their own place! 

Gas Giftcard
Hopefully your grad has a new job lined up, and most likely will be driving to work. I know that if I had to drive to work everyday, then I would not want to be paying for gas. Gas Cards are an awesome idea for a gift, especially because you can get a card in any denomination!

Alumni Gear
Although your grad will probably have enough spirit wear to last a lifetime, they probably don't have any alumni gear. Some cute ideas would be a sweatshirt or a sticker for their car or laptop!

Clothing Giftcard
Giftcards to store that sell professional wardrobes such as Express or J.Crew.

Monogram Desk Goodies
Monogrammed mouse pads, pencil cups, etc. are perfect for a new Grad!


Hope you guys enjoyed!




Monday, May 12, 2014

Current Favorites


Here are some of my recent favorites!
....

 I'm wearing this color on my nails right now and I love it! I haven't painted them this color in forever, but I think it's so perfect for summer!

Y'all, these shoes are the shiz. Although my feet are currently crying due to the arduous break in period of these puppies, I love them! They go so nicely with so many outfits and I'm looking forward to styling them this summer.

I got these over spring break to wear with my aviators and I LOVE THEM. I have the "Beach Rose" print and I kind of wish I had gotten them in "Lobstah Roll" but regardless, they're still awesome!

Guys, I started watching this show Saturday night, and I'm already on episode 7 :/ This show is AMAZING! It combines all of my favorites aspects of life: Detectives, Genetics, hot guys, j.crew houndstooth vests... 

This ties with Diet Coke (okay, maybe diet coke is 100x better) as my favorite drink. Sooo delicious!
(I've linked my personal favorite above)

I got this perfume for my birthday after smelling it a few times in the store and I really like it! I wear it everyday because it's the perfect mix of florally (real word?) and sweet!