Spring and Summer, in my opinion, presents an interesting time for accessories. Typically in these seasons we wear prints, ruffles, stripes, and bright colors (at least I know I do). Accessories need to compliment your outfit as well as express your personal style. Also, when the weather is getting hotter, I don’t like having a lot of extra bits to fool with. I haven’t really worn a watch in some time (haha, no pun intended), not because I don’t like them; I actually think watches are so stunning! I just hadn’t found one that I felt suited my aesthetic and would be something I’d love to wear any day, with any outfit…until I looked at JORD Wood Watches.
I was instantly in love with the stunning wood grain textures, bright and earthy colors of the faces, and just the gorgeous contrast in materials. I like things that feel natural, earthy, and ethereal, so this immediately spoke to my personal aesthetic. So, when JORD Wood Watches contacted me to see if I’d like to try out one of their hand crafted wood watches, I jumped on the opportunity! The watch I chose is the Frankie35 series in the Dark Sandalwood and Mint color scheme. Here is the description from the JORD website.
“Minimalism has never equated to more. Cooling mint couples with warmly toned Sandalwood to create a perfect balance of tone and temperature. Your time is your own. The ultra slim case is powered by a Swiss movement, complemented with a straight line strap. The uncomplicated face allows focus, the streamlined shaping offers style. Wear time well with the Frankie35 Dark Sandalwood & Mint.”
I absolutely adore the sandalwood; it is dark enough to make a statement, but really compliments any color. And the Mint green face is perfect for my style; I love bright happy colors, so this suits me perfectly. Plus mint really looks good with any other color; and is a great compliment to almost any skin tone. I love the gold details and the delicate shape. I have a small wrist and hands, so having something that wouldn’t be overpowering on my frame was important to me too. The watch is $179 USD, which I think is quite a reasonable price for the high quality materials and wearability. I am so excited to announce that I am doing a Giveaway for a $100 gift code toward your very own JORD wood watch! Even if you don’t win; every person who enters gets a $25 gift code toward a watch of their choice. There is a simple form to fill out, which you can access here.
Here are some more pertinent details about the watch:
- sapphire crystal glass
- deployment buckle with push buttons
- case width: 35mm
- case thickness: 10.5mm
- lug ends: 45mm
- band thickness: 14mm
- band length: 160mm
- Swiss Ronda Normtech Caliber 763
- display: hours – minutes – seconds
- jewel bearing: 5 jewel
- tuning fork type: quartz crystal
- frequency: 1.5 V
- accuracy: -10/+20 seconds /mo
- battery: silver oxide No.364 (equiv)
- drive system: 2-pole stepping motor
FINISH & CARE
The natural dark sandalwood is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. The Frankie is splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3 ATM).
Lemon or orange oil extract is best for cleaning the natural wood. When storing this timepiece, avoid extremely hot, cold, and excessively dry/humid environments.
I love romantic style for spring, and so I paired my JORD wood watch with this stunning dress from For Love and Lemons. It is the Luciana Swing Dress, and seriously, these two couldn’t be a better match. My style is very feminine, so I love that this watch works so well with a floral dress like this one. The dress is silk, with gorgeous lace details and a ruffle bottom. I love the way the ties on the wrists of the dress look with the watch, the way the soft silk fabric compliments and contrasts perfectly with the wood. That is one thing I will say about JORD that I really love, is just how wearable the watches are. The wood is interesting and different compared to your normal metal watch, but it is still classic enough that I feel it can fit with anyone’s style. They also have an array of styles and colors to choose from, as well as both men’s and women’s styles, so even if you don’t love the watch I chose, you can still enter my Giveaway and choose whichever watch you like best! I think this watch would make a stunning gift as well, something anyone would appreciate.
A good watch is something anyone would love as well as is a staple wardrobe item that I think most people should own. I know for me, it’s perfect. As an artist and blogger, it’s good to be able to just check my wrist for the time instead of always having to look at my phone when I am painting or working. I think too, I really appreciate that JORD Wood Watches has traditional watches instead of smart watches. One reason I was always hesitant to get a watch is because the smart watch trends are constantly changing. I think there is something to be said for wearing a classic timepiece that makes a statement, is made out of gorgeous materials, and does one thing incredibly well: tell you the time. Plus you look incredibly stylish. I love that I feel like I will be able to wear this watch with anything in my closet and it will always look great.
When you order your watch through JORD, you can custom size to your wrist measurement. They have a handy cheat sheet which shows you how to appropriately measure for your watch. I chose to get my watch .25 inch larger than my wrist measurement, because when I am painting, or working and using my hands a lot, I felt it would be best for the watch to be able to move around a little instead of being so tight on my wrist and potentially getting uncomfortable. I think I made the right decision for me; the watch fits me like a bracelet would, and I love that.
For me, spring style is about breezy silhouettes; easygoing outfits that can take me from day to night, and simple accessories that compliment the clothing. I adore that the face of my watch is a bright color, because it makes enough of a statement that I don’t feel I need a ton of other accessories to go with it. I paired this look with a sparkly velvet choker for just a little bling and my Melissa Mar Sandals which I love. To me, this is an ultimate spring look, and I can’t wait to see what other outfits I pair my watch with.
I think that when you look at a watch, it should tell you a little bit about the person wearing it; it should tell you a story. JORD Wood Watches have a ton of personality, and you can tell from the one I chose that I am a fun loving, free spirited person, who loves earthy colors and feminine details. That is exactly what I could hope any fashion statement I make tells about my personality, and I think this watch does exactly that. Plus, when I look at this watch, the colors make me so happy and put a smile on my face, and that is the most important thing in the world.
If you are interested in one of these gorgeous wood watches from JORD, be sure to enter my giveaway by clicking here ! Even if you don’t win the $100 gift code, you will automatically get a $25 gift code to use on a watch. Also, if you put in your Instagram username, you get a bonus entry! Please note that my giveaway closes June 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM and all gift codes expire August 31, 2017.
Watch: JORD Frankie35 Series Dark Sandalwood and Mint – Click here
Dress: For Love and Lemons Luciana – Get it here or here
Shoes: Melissa Mar Wedge in Pink – Get them here
Check out the other stunning JORD watches available by clicking here
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** Thank you to JORD for sponsoring the content in today’s post; as always all opinions are honest and completely my own**