Some may say that the clothes make the girl, but in a world where everyone's a fashionista these days, I say it's something different. I say it's the watch that makes the girl! Trends come and go, but timepieces are meant to be cherished and...well, timeless. For me, I need something that first and foremost is going to keep me on time. But beyond that obvious request, I desire a unique watch that makes a statement about my personal style. A woman's watch should be versatile, chic and classy - and when I had the chance to collaborate with JORD, I knew I had found a winner!
Time is a precious commodity for this full-time working girl and femtrepreneur. My schedule is packed from 5am to 10pm with workouts, my career, eating right and of course creating this unique platform to share my voice. I keep this in mind when collaborators offer to work with me, and I make sure they pass my eye test. These potential brands must offer items I'd purchase myself, but also items I'd wear often with pride. My JORD timepiece is no exception - this cool watch has gifted me loads of compliments and I never have to worry if it 'matches' my outfit for the day. To see more photos like the ones above, scroll down to the full image gallery and click on your favorites to see them full-screen!
Wood tones, much like black, navy, grey or brown work with literally anything! I gravitated towards the Fieldcrest Wood Watch model specifically because it's ALL wood - no colored faces or fancy bells and whistles; just a sophisticated and clean watch face that's easy to read at a glance. My favorite part? The two-toned woods add subtle differentiation while the in-your-face zebrawood grain takes a walk on the wild side (much like my leopard shoes!). From the office to after-work drinks, or even a lazy Saturday at the library (like me here!) this watch will hands-down be the timepiece I reach for to round out my look.
If you fall in love with the JORD watch just like I did, I've included some links for you to shop their products! They offer all types of wood watches for both men and women in a variety of woods, from dark ebonies to light maples. When it comes to watch faces, JORD has even the most colorful personalities covered, with a wide selection of colors to choose from. My watch has been extremely durable in my everyday wear at the office, and I never have to worry about the band getting scratched up the way I do with a leather watch. The size of the watch is great too - not overwhelming for my petite wrist, yet still substantial, and of course leaves plenty of room for styling with bangles and bracelets! Another cool feature, you can get your watch (and box) engraved! This could be a cool anniversary gift for an employee or for a friend or family member's birthday - it's the small details like that which add a personal touch to your gift.
JORD and I have even partnered up to host an amazing contest for my Emily Essentially readers only! You've got a chance to enter below by clicking the button and receiving a $100 e-gift code to the JORD site, where you can put those dollars towards your very own watch purchase or gift! Even if you aren't the lucky winner - anyone who enters will receive a code for $25 off at the end of the contest. Click below to enter. Giveaway ends February 19th at midnight. Good luck!
Full Image Gallery:
Click on any of the photos below to see them full-size and see more of the cool ways the JORD watch enhances my look! Full outfit details are below as well in case you love another item I've paired with my unique watch.
BLANKNYC Morning Suede Moto Jacket - [Nordstrom] || Striped Menswear Button-Down - [Target, sold out] Similar Here || Lysse High Waist Faux Leather Leggings - [Nordstrom] || Leopard Print Pumps - [Guess, sold out] Similar Here || Fieldcrest Wood Watch - [JORD] || Leopard Double Band Bracelet - [T&J Designs] || Teardrop Gold Metallic Druzy Cuff - [T&J Designs] || Monogram "E" Pendant Necklace - [Anthropologie] || Reversible Faux Leather Tote - [Nordstrom]
For this look specifically, I wanted to fuse together a cozy, comfy style with something a bit more fashion-forward and couture. Mixing details like a laid back menswear-inspired button-down with a luxe suede bomber and faux leather leggings is one of my favorite style twists. The fusion of the two opposing styles come together in this awesome juxtaposition, creating an effortless 'cool-girl' vibe. I topped it off with some fun leopard and gold looking accessories just to dress up the look a bit. If you don't feel like rocking the heels all day, then a tote like the one I'm carrying is perfect to store your heels or flats when not in use.
Don't forget to enter the contest for your chance to win $100 towards your very own JORD watch! In case you missed it above, I'll give it to you one more time here because I don't want you to miss out. Best of luck!