Oops I Did it Again: Online Shopping Fail

fashion

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

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She Straightened Her Hair For This

fashion

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

Back in Black

fashion

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

beauty, fashion

// 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

Chocolate-Chip Mug Cake

diy, from scratch

If you’re like me, you don’t see dessert as an indulgence, or a craving, but you see it as a lifestyle. I have made so many mug cakes in my lifetime, I no longer have to google a recipe, I’ve created my own! It’s so good, I had to share it with you.

Follow along with the gallery, and the complete recipe will be at the end:

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Combine wet ingredients in mug.

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Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and whisk into wet in small batches.

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Fold in chocolate chips.

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Microwave for 1:30-2:00 minutes.

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Here’s the recipe!

Chocolate-Chip Mug Cake by Jordan Carter

Time: 5 min

Yield: 2 Servings (1 Jordan serving)

What You’ll Need:

2 tbs Coconut Oil (melted)

1/2 tbs Water

1 Egg

1/2 tsp Vanilla

4 tbs Flour

4 tbs Sugar

1 tbs Cocoa Powder

1/8 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

2 tbs (or more) Chocolate Chips

What to Do:

Melt coconut oil in microwave safe mug. About 15 seconds. Combine the rest of the wet ingredients in the mug, whisk well. In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, except chocolate chips. In small batches, combine dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix well, then fold in chocolate chips. Microwave 1:30 – 2:00 minutes. (My microwave is 1000w)

Enjoy!

Mug: Anthropologie Initial Mug

More Recipes by Me?

smoothie bowl recipe

DIY Rose-Water Lavender Toner (And Make-up Remover)

HOMEMADE COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB

Sincerely,

Jo @jordancarter99

 

Organic Lipsticks/Lip Balms

beauty, diy

Hi guys! As many of you know, I love love LOVE to create things. As a fan of beauty products, I thought it would be fun to explore diy lipsticks, little did I know how complicated it would be. After several days of testing and six Amazon orders, I created some awesome products that I wanted to share! Please check out my etsy store (link below) and follow my Instagram for the etsy store (@imagebeauty)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/imagenaturalbeauty 

wearing “pink champagne” on my cheeks and lips!

Lip Balm in “Vanilla-Lemonade”

“Raspberry-Rose”

“Pink-Champagne”


Sincerely,

Jo :-)))

Weekday Thoughts – 5 awesome things on june 1st

photgraphy, weekday thoughts

While I love happy Christmas time and starting new in fall and the freshness of spring, there is nothing quite like June-August here in Texas. Here are 5 awesome things about June 1st (and my mediocre iPhone photography) ❤️

  1. // These beautiful flowers I got after my show. //   
  2. // Bright green grass and rad shadows. //   
  3. // Good old iced tea (unlimited supply, of course.) //  
  4. // This gorgeous sunshine. //   
  5. // This really cute pear tree in my backyard. //  

Please soak in all the sunshine you can, drink all the tea you want, pick every pretty flower you see, and just run barefoot through the grass (or sand) this summer! There is honestly nothing better.

for more summer inspiration check out my p i n t e r e s t… |  for more photos like those ↑ (and more dance pictures) follow me on i n s t a g r a m 🙂

xoxo jordan ~