Summer Breeze and LikeToKnow.it

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If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this weekend, you know about the incredibly strong winds that have been (literally) knocking us over. Hats and maxi-dresses don’t typically pair with strong winds, but you already know I’m willing to suffer for the sake of style.

Skip to the end of this post for exciting updates on the future of my blog!

This gorgeous maxi dress is one that I snatched from a local online (FB) boutique called Cowtown Couture, but the dress is a whole-sale boutique only piece by Reb & J. However, you can check out this totally similar one! The hat is my favorite Madewell piece right now, and you check it out in one of my other posts, My Favorite Summer BrandThe necklace was a gift from Starfish Project, a fabulous jewelry company that donates proceeds and gives jobs to exploited women. I can’t wait to buy stuff from them in the future! Check out the look below:

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BIG NEWS ALERT!

Sincerely Jordan will be getting a new independent site. It will have new shoppable features, look-books, lifestyle tabs, and easier ways to collaborate with me.

I also recently became a part of LikeToKnow.it. My Instagram photos will now be shoppable by signing up for LTK by downloading the app or visiting their site. When you do so, you will have access to all of your favorite fashion bloggers’ posts that you like or screenshot, with links to all the products they are wearing through the app and in emails. So make sure to follow my Insta and like my posts for insider details! Amazing, right?

A big thanks to all of you who have helped my little blog grow!

Sincerely,

Ya Girl

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Putting Your Inner “It-Girl” into Your Style

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Every girl has that desire to show their uniqueness through their look. The misconception is that it’s only acceptable to do so if you’re a Kylie Jenner it-girl. Girls assume it requires expensive taste, a platform, and a lot of effort. Not true. All it takes a little confidence, creativity, and your clothes.

It takes confidence to step outside of the standard. It’s okay to not dress exactly like every single one of your friends. It’s okay to not follow ugly trends because they are just that… trends. It takes a little creativity to find outfits that suit you and your personality. It doesn’t require a wardrobe makeover, just a new perspective.

This outfit I’m wearing is a great example of my personal style. Minimalism, a little trendy, and a touch of classic. The jeans are J. Crew boot-cut jeans that I cut, cropped, and frayed. I took something out and made it in, unique, and mine. The top is a J. Crew white button-down that I’ve had for years, but will never get sick of. I traded out my Topshop sandals and my Adidas sneakers for a touch of trend. My sunglasses are my staple for this spring and summer!

I hope this outfit inspires you to find your inner unique style!

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*I was eaten alive by fire ants during the making of these photos.*

Sincerely,

Jordan

Oops I Did it Again: Online Shopping Fail

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As an avid online shopper, it’s easy for me to find great deals and immediately buy. 

Not smart.

I was searching through the sale items on J. Crew, and I found these light wash jeans for like $12… amazing. Being me, I confused the 26″ inseam for the waist, and typed in my card info. 

In came the package, and I ripped it open to find what looked like kid jeans. I grabbed the receipt, and to my horror discovered that I made a big mistake. 

It was time to get crafty, because no returns on sale items!

I pulled out my seam ripper and did just that, ripped open the hem and frayed it a little. Bam! On trend, cropped, distressed, Denim.

I casually paired it with this Madewell muscle tank and my adidas sneaks (you can literally find them anywhere). You can find the shady details about my sunnies in previous posts.

Check it out:


Stay cool,

Jo

She Straightened Her Hair For This

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Hi friends!

I’m really excited to show you this outfit, because I think it perfectly sums up everything we’re all striving for when it comes to summer looks. My summer staple is my natural hair, but this calls for a chic, put-together style. I’m jumping on the bell-sleeve trend with this new top from Nordstrom. The Ralph Lauren denim is so comfortable, and extra long to add. My new shades from Topshop are definitely my new go-to. The shoes are from last season, and sadly are no longer available.

Here’s the look:

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Sincerely,

Jordan

My Favorite Summer Brand

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I don’t quite remember how I discovered this brand, but when I did, an obsession was born. Madewell is basically a casual, neutral J. Crew. Everything on their Instagram feed is actually perfect, and I can’t wait to copy their looks this summer! Here’s the first look I’ve put together from my new favorite summer brand.

The pull on shorts are so extremely comfortable, but the in-store stylist suggested that I go down a size, because they stretch (just heads up!). The hat is going to be such a trend this spring and summer, so their inexpensive, pack-able straw hat is a necessity. The silk bandana scarf is also in my other look, Denim on Denim. The sandals from Topshop are so simple and cute, but are still a nice change from everybody in gladiators.

Check out the look, and lemme know what you think!

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Sincerely,

Jordan

Denim on Denim

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Funny story about the drink I’m holding in these photos:

I was walking around downtown Kansas City, and I ordered that new drink at Starbucks, the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, it just rolls off the tongue. So the barista accidentally makes a hot chocolate in my cup, and the mocha in some little kid’s cup. I get about half way through the hot chocolate before I realize this isn’t coffee. I feel really sorry for the Mom of the kid drinking coffee right now!

Not that funny, but it isn’t very chic that I’m drinking hot chocolate in these pics…

I love this denim jacket that I just got from Gap’s Re-Issue Collection. The Icon 1969 Denim Jacket is so versatile, and the saddle blue wash is perfect for pairing with a light wash on bottom. I’m just wearing a simple white tee from Nordstrom, but the highlight of this look is the cute silk neck tie from Madewell. This Silk Bandana absolutely makes this look. Any light wash jeans would work with this outfit, but I’m wearing my boyfriends from H&M. As always in cold weather, my favorite J. Crew boots (these are in a different print).

Check out the look below, and let me know what you think!

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Sincerely,

Jo

Back in Black

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Feeling like a secret agent in this look, minus the blending in to the crowd.

You might recognize the pieces of this outfit from Not Your Average ValentineBetter Than a Dress, and Winter in Chicago, but trust me… this is the best combination yet. Effortlessly chic, comfortably black, and hot enough to make me feel like a knock-out, I wish everyone could have the chance to walk down the street in this look. Head-to-toe ASOS (minus the J. Crew boots) makes it totally affordable! Shop the toppants, and boots.

Check it outtt:

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Sincerely,

Jordan

Better Than a Dress

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// Like the new look of the site? Get ready for a big change coming in March! //

This weekend is the YAGP semi-finals here in Dallas, and for those of you who don’t know, it’s a huge ballet-specific competition. At the end, there’s an awards ceremony, and I’ve been planning my outfit for weeks. If I’m going to stand on a stage listening to an announcer for two hours, I might as well look good doing it!

I put together the perfect look. It’s unique, but trendy, dressy, but comfortable. The skirt is my favorite part, and it has POCKETS! The top is so comfortable, and lucky for you, it’s twelve dollars. I found the shoes on Nordstrom Rack for you so you get 33% off! I curled my hair using the amazing Beachwaver.

Check it out.

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Sincerely,

JO

Not Your Average Valentine

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I know many of you probably still have dates this weekend to celebrate the gushy holiday that fell on a Tuesday, so I’m just here to give you some last minute outfit inspo.

This outfit is all things classic, flirty, and colorful, with an edge that takes it to another level. The blouse was a Rag & Bone score from Neiman’s Last Call, and is sold out everywhere, but the killer black slacks from ASOS are still up in every size! You can check out the boots in one of my other posts.

Here’s the look, hope you love it!

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Sincerely,

Jordan

Possibly The Front-Man of an Alternative Band – New Look

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After hitting the Neiman’s Last Call 70% off sale quite aggressively, I left with a few items that I wasn’t quite sure how to style… until I put them together. When I came out of the closet (not like that), my mom commented that I looked like I was in a band, and I’m completely cool with that! This shirt from Velvet Heart is the glue that holds this look together. I felt super feeling the cape-like back flowing behind me. These Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts were scored for around $30 at LCNM, but luckily for you they’re on sale at Rag too! Check out my boots in my post Winter in Chicago ❄️ Here’s the look!


For those of you wondering what happened to the “life” on this life and style blog, I’ve been doing some content planning! Follow me on Instagram to keep track of some upcoming posts:

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New Music (In case you’re tired of “Cheap Thrills” and “Closer”)

New formal look

DIY Lip Balm

Cheap Tops

Valentines Day Look

XOOO

Jo