The Loveliest Blogger Bash 2019

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Last Sunday, I stepped completely out of my comfort zone and attended one of my first Blogger Bash events. I had no idea what to expect, and with getting my IUD just a day prior, I wasn’t sure if I was even going to be able to make it. But I did, and couldn’t be happier for doing so. I started blogging purely to share my love for fashion and to help others save some coin! But before WLFJ became what it is now, I started blogging on Tumblr. I was a junior in high school and just had my first surgery on my stomach. Since I was off of school for a few days, I was bored and decided to find a new hobby. I wasn’t consistent but every once in a while I would go on and share some fashion related posts. Come senior year, I had a another major surgery which in turn had me in the hospital for two weeks, and because of how invasive it was, I had to leave high school and get home schooled. I had teachers come to my house three days a week for a few hours but other than that, I was so bored. I was in a lot of pain for months and wasn’t able to do much, so that is when I dived in full force and started being consistent on Tumblr. For me it was just something to do and I would of never guessed that the blogging world would ever be what it is now. In 2017, I began With Love From Jordyn and if you would of told me that I would of been invited to a Blogger Bash, with over 20+ girls, that I have never met, and that I actually attended it, I wouldn’t of believed you.

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This event was beyond perfect. I met so many amazing women that were all so inspiring. The event was held at The Loveliest Coffee & Clothes and Glow Blotique. Both which were absolutely gorgeous shops. We all had our hair done at Glow Blotique and all of the photo ops were at The Loveliest Co. It truly is the most instagramable shop that I have ever seen. Florals were by @stemsfloral.

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They had all of the things from cookies, cupcakes, charcuterie boards, champagne, coffee, and tea. The food was by Mediterra, Becka Bakes, and Tasty Baker.

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After mingling for a while, we all picked out some pieces from The Loveliest and took photos outside with photographer Caitlin Thomas who is @caitlintphoto on insta! This part was SUPER out of my comfort zone because of course, all of my insecurities started running through my head. It’s one thing taking your own photos but it’s another having a professional take them. Caitlin worked her magic though, and I am actually obsessed with how the pictures turned out.

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After taking all of the photos, we had an Instagram Tips & Tricks Panel with Katie from @loveyoursocialmedia, Cristin from @gossboss_photovideo, and Brea from @thethinkingbranch. All of three of these women were so inspiring and I truly learned so much. It was nice to see women supporting women.

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Lastly, I was so happy to meet Victoria from @ohjoyfulday who made this watercolor portrait. I have wanted this done for years now for a few things that I have up my sleeve so stay tuned!

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My IUD Experience

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Outfit Details: Target Jacket // Flannel // Beanie // Gray Joggers // Vans

Let’s be real, being on the pill sucks and it is such a hassle. I have been taking birth control pills since I was fifteen because my periods were so bad. I always had such bad cramps which has led to my endometriosis diagnosis. I wrote a previous blog post all about that if you’re interested. After going to endless gynecologist visits, we came up with a game plan to always skip the last row in my birth control pack (sugar pills) and continue on to the next pack so that I would never get my period. It was working well until I took a pill a few minutes late and not only did my period come back but I was woken up at 3am with major cramping. I said enough was enough and that is when we decided to go with the IUD. I wanted to write a post about my experience, so I am doing more of a journal entry style that way you get my true feelings day by day.

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I just got home a few hours ago from my appointment and I would be lying if I said that I am not super miserable. It sucked but it was not as bad as I expected. I was told to take ibuprofen an hour before my appointment which I completely forgot until I was on my way. When I got there I had to take a pregnancy test, considering I haven’t had a period in months. As expected, that came back negative so it was now time for the procedure. I was super nervous but my gynecologist was super helpful by telling me step by step on what she was doing. Considering I am no doctor, I will skip all of the “medical talk” and briefly tell you what she did in my own words. So as always, this is my opinion and please make sure to always ask your doctor if you have any questions. I had to undress from the waist down, then she cleaned the area with iodine to make sure I don’t end up with an infection. After she inserted the speculum, she started to measure my cervix which is when I started feeling a lot of cramping. After she had me cough, she began inserting the IUD which took only a few seconds. I was already cramping so bad that I really didn’t even feel it go in. Most girls say they feel a pinch, fortunately I did not. After that was all done and she took out the speculum, I was in a lot of pain, cramping wise. I got a little nauseous but after laying down for two minutes, I just wanted to go home and lay down. Which is where I am at now, hello couch potato. I have my heating pad on and my Motrin bottle at an arms reach. I  can honestly say when laying down, my cramps aren’t that bad but the second I get up, yikes. I will update y’all in the next few day. One tip that I can give you thus far, schedule your appointment on a Friday and have someone drive you.

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So I am currently on day four, and I am MISERABLE. I will say, my IBS is not helping the situation but the cramps are horrible. Since this post is a little on the TMI side, I am writing this to be real. So if talking about periods weirds you out, move along. That being said, I didn’t really start bleeding until Sunday night. Now with it being Wednesday, I am full force on my period. I forgot how bad this sucks lol! Basically my heating pad has been my best friend. The doctor said to take an easy but Sunday I had a blogger event so I was gone for roughly 7 hours. I think it was too much for my body because Monday was brutal and that is when things took a turn for the worse. I know this is part of the process so I am just trying to power through it, but needless to say, the aftermath of getting an IUD is brutal. I am told that after a few weeks when things subside, it is totally worth. So I will let you know how I feel about that statement in a few weeks. Haha! My next update will be in a week or two.

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Current Amazon Favorites

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Hi Babes! I recently made a huge Amazon haul that turned out to be pretty good so I wanted to share everything. I randomly go on these amazon buying sprees with no rhyme or reason but this time I bought mostly everything that has been on my wish list. If I could suggest one thing out of this, it would be the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer $38.99. You can thank my later! It was so good that I actually wrote a blog post all about it here. Amazon has become so popular lately, it is crazy how many deals they have. I truly haven’t purchased a bad item. And that is saying a lot. I personally do not have prime, but my parents do so I always use their account. Prime is easily becoming my new addiction. 

Amazon Links:

Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron 1.5 Inch $49.99 // Alure Three Barrel Waver $29.99  // Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads $9.69 // Just Peachy Tee $12.99 // Women’s Slippers $23.99 // PJ Set $18.99 // Revlon One Step Hair Dryer $38.99

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My Sephora Sale Purchases

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As always, I bought some really good things in this Sephora sale. I went for all new skincare because what I was using wasn’t working for me. I absolutely love the Farmacy products that I have bought. Thankfully, I had no issues with any of these products. I have really sensitive skin and usually always end up with an allergic reaction so I was pretty happy about that. I highly suggest all things Farmacy!

Farmacy Sweet Greens Holiday Set $44

Farmacy Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm $10

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick $34

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Pillow Talk Blush $40

Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Nude Lip Cheat Lip Liner $22

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo $68

Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Mask Hydrating $6

Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Mask Brightening $6

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream $32

Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil $40

Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser $34

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her + For Him

It is so hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Because of that, I wanted to get my two gift guides up early. I just made a basic for her and for him gift guide. Simple and gets to the point. I hope this makes your shopping a little less stressful!

Gift Guide For Her

 

 

Lululemon Align Pant II 25″ $98

Anthropologie Capri Sun Jar Candle $30

Yeti Rambler 30oz Tumbler $34.99

Kendra Scott Ellie Stud Earrings $50

Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece Hoody $149

Louis Vuitton Mini Pochette Accessories $310

Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Palette $58

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slippers $99.95

Tory Burch Miller Flip Flop $198

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack $115

Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket $180

Kendra Scott Elaina Birthstone Bracelet $60

Joe Malone Cologne $59.50

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The Art Of Shaving Kit $60

Patagonia Logo Hoodie $79

40 Ounce Hydro Flask $42.95

Herschel Supply Co Chapter Dopp Kit $35

Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker $99

Patagonia Fisherman Beanie $29

Herschel Supply Co Novel Duffle Bag $90

Adidas 6 Pack Socks $20

Fossil Minimalist Watch $119

Yeti Rambler Tumbler $34.99

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Phonetic Eywear + Blue Light Glasses

 

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If you’re not familiar with blue light glasses, they are worn to prevent digital eye strain from looking at your phone, computer, or TV screen for long periods of time. At first I thought it was nonsense, but these glasses truly do work. On top of running this blog, I work full time in an office setting in which I am consistently looking my computer screen for 8+ hours. After getting headache after headache, I started using blue light glasses and they began to disappear.

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Phonetic Eyewear offers many different styled blue light glasses for both males and females. I personally ordered the Kyle glasses in tortoise in which I love! They are good quality and light weight. I like how they came with cleaning accessories and a case. If you’re interested in getting your own pair, you can use my code ‘jordynlove‘ for 10% off.

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Target Paper Bag Jeans

Outfit Details: Guess Leather Jacket // XLE Tank // Paper Bag Jeans // Target Black Heels // Apple Phone Case

Hi Babes! I bought these jeans from Target a few weeks ago and I would be lying if I said I didn’t wear them all of the time. They are my absolute favorite pair of jeans. They are so comfy it honestly feels like I am wearing sweatpants. Which is a win for me! Since they were a little long on me, I decided to cut the bottoms and throw them in the wash to give them more of a distressed look. I LOVE how they turned out and I hope you do to!

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