What I Have Been Up to During COVID-19 Quarantine

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My Outfit Details: TOP Gingham Puff Sleeve Blouse  // JEANS Distressed High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans  // EARRINGS Kendra Scott Studded Earrings  // HAIR ACCESSORY Pearl Headband // SHOES Strappy Sandals

We are officially Day 10 (I think?) into our city wide shutdown due to COVID-19. Two weeks today, the school district that I teach for shut down for the time being. We are expected to return back to school one month before our district’s summer vacation, but now that is even looking doubtful.

I wanted to come on here and document what I have been doing during these times at home. I’m going to share the recipes I’ve tried, the books I have read, and other exciting life updates!

What I have been doing during quarantine… 

#1: Graduate School: I started my online graduate school program last week. I finished my first week of classes yesterday. I really can’t help but think how perfect the timing was in starting my program. I am grateful for something to focus on during this scary time.

#2: Reading: I will be doing a “Book Review/Recommendation” blog post next week, but I wanted to share the book that I am currently reading and loving! I am nose deep into the novel, Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan. Holy cow, this book is amazing! It is a fun light-hearted read that keeps you entertained. I am also loving the fact that I am learning about another culture.

#3: Baking: I made these cookies: Rachel Parcell’s Family Cookie Recipe. These cookies were delicious. She gives you on option of either using banana or coconut. We tried coconut this time, but I will definitely be making them again to try out the banana version. A real quick tip: This recipe makes A LOT of cookies–about 35 large cookies. If you want to make a smaller amount, either: (A) Cut the recipe in half, or (B) make the full recipe and freeze half of the dough.

#4: Cleaning: I definitely have not been deep cleaning my whole house like some people have been, but I did clean out my spice cabinet! Did you know that spices expire? I didn’t realize that until I was reaching for a particular spice and it had an expiration date reaching back until early 2018. Eek! I went through the cabinet and chucked about 25% of our spices.

#5: Online Learning/Teaching: Now this is the endeavor that has been taking up the majority of my time. We started online learning the Monday after our school was closed. That means that I only had one weekend to prepare to teach my twenty-five little kiddos entirely online. It was chaos. I am finally into my rhythm of teaching online and I think my kiddos are too. For all of you teachers out there, I have found teaching and posting assignments through Google Classroom to be the most helpful. I keep Google Classroom up on my computer throughout the day so I can responds to the questions they post in the comments. We also had our first Google Hangout Video Class Meeting today. It was about as chaotic as you would imagine it to be. I loved every minute of it though 🙂

 

I will definitely keep you updated on the things I do in the weeks to come. Hopefully these types of posts will spark some ideas for you as well! Stay healthy ❤

With Love,

Jordan

Do What You Love

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My Outfit Details: TOP White Wrap Top // PANTS High Waisted Distressed Mom Jeans // SHOES Nude Leather Sandals  // HAIR ACCESSORY Pearl Hair Clip

There is a cupcake shop near our house that is literally the CUTEST. They make the girliest cupcakes and they have the chicest decor. On the backside of their building, they always have the most colorful wall. They change the paint every couple of months. This design has to definitely be my favorite one they have done.

If you needed a friendly reminder today: Do what you love.

With Love,

Jordan

Teacher Outfit: Black Dress

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My Outfit Details: DRESS Button Front Rib Knit Black Dress  // JACKET Medium Wash Denim Jacket  // EARRINGS Studded Earrings  // HEADBAND Grey Rhinestone Headband // SHOES Nude Leather Heels

Since I am an elementary school teacher, I spend 80% of my week wearing a “teacher outfit.” I’m always on the lookout for cute, affordable, and comfy pieces to wear in the classroom. When the weather is warmer, you will often find me in a flowy midi dress.

With spring weather approaching, I am looking forward to wearing this black button front ribbed midi dress number. It is the perfect length for the classroom. The fabric is uberly comfortable. It can also be dressed up with heels (as pictured above) or dressed down with sneakers for casual Friday. If black isn’t your thing, it comes in a couple other cute colors.

With Love,

Jordan

upcoming travels

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My Outfit Details: JUMPSUIT Blue and White OTS Jumpsuit  // EARRINGS Kendra Scott Studded Earrings  // HAT Floppy Straw Hat  // SHOES Studded Bow Sandals

Spring and summer are right around the corner. We have two upcoming weddings in the months to come. They are both destination weddings so we have some traveling. One is even at a tropical destination. My travel plans are done below!

 

  1. Nashville, TN – I am heading to Nashville for my sister’s Bachelorette party in April. I have never been to Nashville, but it has definitely been on my travel list.
  2. Temecula, CA – My sister’s wedding is is Temecula at a winery in April. We will be spending a weekend in Temecula celebrating her wedding.
  3. Hawaii – We will be attending a destination wedding in May. A groomsmen from our wedding will be getting married on the Big Island.

 

These next few months are jammed packed with travels and celebrations! 🙂

 

With Love,

Jordan

$29 Floral Amazon Dress

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My Outfit Details: DRESS Baby Blue Floral Print Dress  // HEADBAND Pearl Headbands  (set of three) // EARRINGS Kendra Scott Earrings // SHOES Lace Up Espadrille Sandals

It’s no secret, Amazon is everyone’s new bestie when it comes to finding cute and affordable clothes. I was shocked when I stumbled across this beautiful floral dress. I had been eyeing this exact same dress on an online boutique just days prior. I was able to order it on Amazon for over 50% off. Woot woot!

I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the hubby and my adorable little kitten, Rosie.

With Love,

Jordan

pink floral LoveShackFancy dress

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My Outfit Details: DRESS LoveShackFancy Boho Dress  (same dress, different pattern) // EARRINGS Kendra Scott Studded Earrings  // RINGS Gold Sparkly Ring Trio Set // HEADBANDS Gold Pearl Headband  (comes in a set of three) // SHOES Suede Nude Heels

If money wasn’t an option and I could wear only one brand for the rest of my life . . . it would definitely be LoveShackFancy. Hands down! Their silk fabrics, their effortless designs, and their stunning designs are literally what dreams are made of! I will wholeheartedly admit that I stalk their Instagram on the daily for outfit inspiration.

I scored this dress while shopping the sale rack and I was shocked when it was in my size and marked down by almost 75% percent! I literally scoured the internet to find the exact dress. Unfortunately, this dress is currently available but only in a different pattern. Nonetheless, it is still beyond stunning in the different pattern 🙂

With Love,

Jordan

how to style camel and black denim

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My Outfit Details: TOP Camel Colored Tunic Sweater  // JEANS Black Distressed Denim Jeans  // HEADBAND Black Braided Headband  // RINGS Layered Sparkly Gold Rings  // EARRINGS Kendra Scott Studs  // SUNGLASSES Black Karen Walker Sunnies // SHOES Nude Suede Pumps

I’ve always been a fan of pastel pink and twirl-worthy dresses. As of late though, I’ve been venturing into the land of neutrals. In particular, I’ve been ogling over a signature duo: camel and black.

While doing some retail therapy a couple weeks back, I stumbled upon this darling combo above. Even though the pieces are causal, the combination of the two colors and the added accessories create a more amped up outfit. Popping on a pair of nude suede pumps definitely helped to sell the deal.

With Love,

Jordan