Friday, June 27, 2014

Currently I am....

Would you believe I haven't done one of these this year and it's already June!?!?

Watching:

  • The Bachelorette. Okay, so I'm not sure who my favorites are at this point, but I think I'm rooting for Brian. He seems like the most down to earth, normal guy. [Plus he's super cute ;)]
  • I've also been watching "Next Food Network Star." My favorites are Christopher (the one from NOLA) and Nicole. I really like both of their personalities! Do any of you watch this?!
  • Of course, I've also been watching Bones. What else is new #halfwaythroughseason4

Drinking: A LOT of iced tea. Usually Raspberry Iced tea or Arnold Palmers. I don't know how I lived without this stuff. [P.S. I haven't had pop in over 2 weeks! woot woot]
also I think I need this cup:

Snacking On: Yoplait Light- Red Raspberry. I've always hated yogurt (unless of course it's fro-yo ;) ) but I recently found this flavor in the fridge and ate the whole container (which never happens). I eat at least one of these a day. They are de-lish!

Listening To: The Black Keys. They're coming to Chicago in the fall and I really want to go see them! I love so many other their songs! Some of my absolute faves are:
  • Gold on the Ceiling
  • Fever
  • Howlin' for You 
  • Lonely Boy
  • Tighten Up

Lusting After: Beaded Jewelry. Specifically These Necklaces from Forever 21 (scroll over for links and prices!) and Lily + Laura Bracelets. I think they're so summery and versatile!




Available here (on sale!)
Wearing: Probably either Chino shorts or running shorts, let's just be real.

Looking Forward To: The fourth of July. I can't believe it's coming up so soon! (This recipe looks delicious!!)

Loving: Remember when I said I was at VonMaur a few days ago? Well, When I was there, I picked up this adorable necklace! I've been looking for a J.Crew-esque "Fringe-Fan" necklace like this forever, so the fact that I found one for $12, yes you heard me right, only 12 buckaroos, is a small miracle.
I'm obsessed!

$30 on J.Crew Factory!
Deciding Between: A new Lilly Agenda, Erin Condren, or Kate Spade planners for next school year. I really cannot decide! I'm thinking I might keep using my planner from last year until it runs out in december, and ask for an Erin Condren Planner for Christmas! Thoughts?! I really cannot decide on which planner I like best!

Reading:  I've been reading Allegiant for a few months now, and I can't seem to get into it, but I'm going to power through. ;) I'm not one to leave a book series unfinished.
What have you guys been loving?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Confidence

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I thought I would deviate from my typical posts today to just talk about confidence. It's a more personal and less superficial topic than I usually cover on my blog, but I thought I would share anyway. I'll be back tomorrow with some of my current faves!

As far back as I can remember, I've never struggled with self-confidence. I mean yeah, I have those days where I'm like "Oh lordy Jordan, that zit on your face looks awful" or "wow you need to get yo booty to the gym gurl" but on a day to day basis, I'd say I'm very confident. (Especially when it comes to things like fashion or my personality. I have a VERY confident personality!)

One thing I do struggle with though is being confident with things like speaking up in class to voice my opinion, so that's something I'm working on. 

I thought I'd share with you guys some tips/ thoughts on confidence to share my perspective on the idea.

You have to realize that what other people say DOES NOT MATTER. There are obvious exceptions here such as your boss, teacher, etc. But your peers typically don't control your life, and therefore, shouldn't have a say in how you live it! You do you girl!

+ If people or your "friends" don't like the person that you are, then they're not worth being around. You shouldn't have to change who you are just to become friends with someone. Be confident in who you are, and you'll attract the best type of people!

People forget. [Or they may be more accepting then you think!] At my school, it takes a lot to phase people. That's one of the things that I love about my school, You can pretty much get away with anything. If your school isn't though, you just have to remember that people will get over it! {and so can you!} ;)

Your opinion is the only one that matters. If you like that shirt or love fencing, wear that shirt and join the club! What you think is what matters! be confident in who YOU are, not it who other people what you to be.

I hope you guys enjoyed this semi-random post. See y'all tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Headbands for dayzz

Hey guys! The other day I threw a headband in my hair for a quick fix:


and then I was like, hey, I Love this!!

I had curled my hair with my Remington curling wand and the headband (from Claire's a million years ago) was the perfect addition!
#ShamelessSelfie

While shopping later that day at VonMaur, I came across a bunch of cute headbands that would be perfect for summer!



// 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 //

Do you guys like headbands?
Comment down below about your favorite summer accessory!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Haven't you ALWAYS wanted to know?

Fact: I HATE doing dishes

Fact: I love my dog more than life itself

Fact: I love Washington D.C. and really want to visit again this summer

Fact: I have no idea where I want to go to college, or what I want to major in

Fact: I have more nail polish colors than I would care to reveal to the public

Fact: In the last week I have spent 30+ hours watching "Bones" on my laptop

Fact: I got in a fender-bender exactly 2 months after getting my drivers license

Fact: I only go to the pool a few times each summer


Fact: I don't have an iphone

Fact: I have very obsessive personality

Fact: My favorite color is gray

Fact: I was in choir for 7 years until I had to stop my sophomore year of high school, but I taking it again senior year!

Fact: My favorite class I've taken in high school has been Forensics

Fact: I saw Divergent twice in less than 24 hours with Annie

Fact: I played 2048 everyday in Consumer Ed. the last quarter of Junior year and didn't "win" until the last day

Fact: In 7th grade I was obsessed with Justin Bieber (not something I like to admit ;)

Fact: My favorite food is any kind of potato

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Fact: I'm a HUGE night owl. for example, I'm writing this post at 1:30 in the morning

Fact: I've reached the post limit on tumblr on multiple occasions

Fact: I've only eaten at Chipotle once *gasp*

Fact: One of my favorite things to do is watch T.V. with my dad. Our favorites shows to watch together are: House M.D., The Tour de France, Seinfeld, Fast N' Loud, and American Pickers

Fact: Both my Mom and her Mother had had Breast Cancer. My Grandmother twice, two separate cases (She survived both, thankfully). They caught my mom's in the very early stages, luckily

Fact: I don't want to end this blog post on a depressing note, so here is another picture of Whiskers as a puppy!

Also, you get to see what I looked like prior to 7th grade.
:,D

Feel free to do a post like this and leave a link below so I can read your facts!

Monday, June 23, 2014

7 Things that made this an awesome weekend

1. Does thursday count as the weekend? It's so hard to decide in the summer. I think I'll count it regardless. Thursday I headed to Dick's Sporting Goods with Rosie and my Aunt and picked up a couple of pairs of shorts for camp. I also happened to find a great deal on a University of Kentucky Jacket! 75% PEOPLE! #Score


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2. I found one of my favorite pairs of sunglasses that have been missing since last summer. They're so cute, and different from my usual aviators. (on sale right now!)

3. Friday I went to the "Encompass Champions Tour" at a local country club with my dad. I had a lot of fun, and the weather was fantastic! We even watched former bear Brian Urlacher play the 18th hole!
Brian Urlacher after he finished playing



Such a gorgeous day!


4. This milkshake:


I LOVE strawberry milkshakes. I had one from Chick-fil-a on Last week and was reminded of this.

5. I got an awesome workout in yesterday. Although my run wasn't the fastest, I did get some cross-fit in. I can't complain about the 70˚ weather either...

6. Saturday we pretty much had a hurricane come through Chicago. Which of course my Grandma and I were driving during. you literally could not see 2 feet in front of you it was raining that hard. Crazy!!

7. I'm halfway through Bones season 3. Can you say addict? I literally cannot stop watching. Forensic Anthropology is the shiz.

I hope you guys had as great a weekend as I did! See you tomorrow!

Friday, June 20, 2014

"I hope my future husband has a very VERY well paying job"

Today I'm headed to the Champions Golf Tour at North Shore Country Club with my dad. It should be a lot of fun just to get to hang out with my dad, and the weather looks like it's going to be great! Expect a weekend re-cap monday!

As I mentioned yesterday, Jessica and I headed to the mall yesterday and did some serious damage to our bank accounts.  and had some awesome BFF time. We obviously needed to hit up the Victorias Secret Semi-Annual sale. I picked up 2 bathing suit tops which are SOOO cute, unfortunately I can't find them on the website :(

I did manage to find a few cute picks at J.Crew, which is having a great sale right now as well!



The shorts and t-shirt pictured:

I ended up getting the shirt which I think would be super cute with patterned shorts or neon!

Jess and I also had to get some shopping fuel, the most obvious choice?
Cinnabon.
(Their raspberry lemonade is To. Die. For.)

We also stopped by Bath and Body Works which is also having their semi-annual sale and I picked up two candles: Citron Cedarwood and Villa Bergamot. I would HIGHLY recommend both. (aka they smell amaze-balls)

Also I wanted to tell you guys about these sandals I picked up from Old Navy (where else) a couple of weeks ago. They're super comfy and cute!
Cameo from Whisker's booty
I have them in gold, and my mom has them in black. They're super inexpensive, and they're made out of rubber, so they're perfect for the beach/ pool!

I hope you guys enjoyed the random, all over the place blog post, see y'all next week!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shopping List

Hey Y'all.

**This is my 200th post on this blog! Crazy right?! I can't believe I've been blogging, no matter how inconsistently, for over 2 years! Dat shiz is cray.


Today I thought I'd share my shopping list. My very un-realistic "wait, did we win the lottery?" shopping list. But hey, if you're looking to buy me a start-of-summer present, feel free my lovelies! ;)

Oh, and If you're trying to limit your shopping/ stay on a budget, I would shield your eyes. So much prettyness.....

// wallet // watch // aviators // earrings // shorts // necklace //

(notice how I couldn't go without mentioning questbars? ;))

I just want to point out HOW CUTE THESE RUNNING SHORTS ARE! 
They're by the brand "Lauren James" and can be purchased off of CountryClubPrep.com
I'm happy to inform you that I have a promo code for 20% off the whole site!
If you're interested, e-mail me at JordanDarcyA@gmail.com

What's on your shopping list?


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Buttercup's Bookshelf

Hey everyone! Happy Hump Day! Only one more day until Friday!!


Can I just start out by saying: How stinkin' cute is my dog?!
He's all mine ladies sorry ;)

Also, today is the last day of the Victoria Secret Semi-Annual Sale, so make sure you get your shopping done! I'm headed to the mall today with Jessica to hit up that sale as well as The Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual sale. Let's just say, my wallet may be in tears by the time I get home tonight ;)


Okay, back to our regularly scheduled post:

I have a LOT of free time this summer, and I want to spend a lot of that time reading, as opposed to staying inside. I thought I'd share my "to-read" list on here in case anybody was looking for a new read!

(BTW- I finished "The Fault in Our Stars" last weekend, and I thought it was pretty good (I didn't even cry! #nosoul) I can't wait to see the movie this week!)


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald: by Therese Anne Fowler




Hope y'all are having a great week!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

You Will Never See Me.....

Not eating at least one bite of cookie dough

Volunteering to do the dishes

Without my Phone
(unless of course it's an emergency, then I probably forgot it)

Outside without sunscreen (I don't just "get a little color")


Turning down the opportunity to go on vacation/ travel



Watching NBA Basketball (I much prefer college!)

Say I don't like Netflix

Driving without the Radio on

Agreeing to something without knowing the plans first
(I'm a wee bit of a control freak)

Turning down an oppurtuinity to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings

Without an extensive to-do list (like I said, control freak)

Waking up before 10 without an alarm

Saying I'm not a dog person
I mean, Come on: LOOK AT THOSE EYES!!!!
Go more than a week without logging on to Tumblr

Eating a Salad

Miss an episode of The Bachelor*

Turn down a side of fries

With short hair

Doing Hip-Hop (unless of course you want your retinas to burn...)

With a perfectly clean room
(the control freak in me only goes so far ;)
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*Did you guys watch the Bachelorette last night?! What did you think of all the drama, because I'm kind of tired of it already. My front runners are Josh and Brian, although there didn't seem to be a lot of connection between either of them on their one-on-ones yesterday. I think my absolute favorite is JJ. How cute is he!?
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I saw Katie at MyKeepCalmandCarryOn.com do this and thought It would be fun to share more about me, Thanks for the idea Katie!



Monday, June 16, 2014

5 Places I Want to Travel To: Worldwide

I've done my fair share of traveling, most of it in the U.S. but there are always more places I'd love to travel to! I think I'll keep this post outside the U.S. and do another post someday about places in the states.

1: Paris, France
Okay. This is verrrry far in the future, but I think this would be such a romantic honeymoon location! I feel like exploring a foreign city would be so cool! I also love the idea that you're only a few hours from a ton of other European countries!
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2: Santorini, Greece
I've recently become obsessed with visiting Greece. One of my childhood friend's family would go to Greece every summer and it just seems like such a cool place to visit. Soo much more culture than the Chicago suburbs, and definitely more elevation haha!


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3: New Zealand
I feel like a lot of people want to visit Australia, but I've always wanted to visit New Zealand! It seems like it has a lot of culture and such interesting people!
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4: England
Like, the whole country. Everything about it appeals to me. Even the cold/ rainy weather! I've always wanted to visit, so hopefully I'll be able to soon! (Maybe in college)

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5: Ireland
In case you're new here, I'm Irish. VERY Irish. Both of my parents are 50%, making me half as well! I used to have family that lived in Ireland, but I honestly don't need any more convincing to visit. It just seems like such an awesome place!! Side Note: I would LOVE to study abroad here in College!
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Do you have "wanderlust" yet? I know I definitely do! I just noticed that out of all of the places in the world, I didn't choose any that are beachy! I think that tells you a lot about my personality! I'm definitely a winter gal! Also, as I write this post, I'm watching an episode of "House Hunters International" (one of my obsessions) set in Italy, which just reminds me how much I'd love to tour there as well!