Those of you who know me know that I’m not the most fashionable person. I don’t have the money to buy endless amounts of trendy clothes and shoes. I may not look ‘fashionable’ when I leave the house, although I do like to at least appear presentable (more often in the days BC – before children!). What I can do, however, is recognise what good fashion looks like, and I know when something is “trendy”.
My favourite thing about fashion (in my limited scope) is the accessories. Because my wardrobe can often be found lacking, what I do like to do is use accessories to spice things up a bit. Particularly with the winter months slowly approaching (but not too quickly as we’re still in 40 degree heat here in Australia!), I like to rug up and accessorise my wardrobe to look decent whether I’m out socially or in the classroom. I’ve found my 3 new favourite accessories over the last couple of months – my Starfish Creations silicone necklaces (if I do say so myself), for their gorgeous colours and ability to keep my son occupied; my scarves, that add colour and texture to boring outfits, and can double up as nursing covers too; and my new gorgeous wood watch from JORD.
The JORD Wood Watch
When I was approached by JORD Wood Watches to review one of their watches, it honestly sounded a little too good to be true. I had seen their designs, which are immaculate, sleek and varied to match a range of personalities and wardrobes. When I actually received my Zebrawood and Maple Watch (Fieldcrest range), I was amazed at the overall quality of not only of the watch, but of the packaging. It comes in its own wooden box, complete with (humidifier?) draw to keep the wood fresh and (light?). I actually waited a couple of days before wearing the watch because it was literally too gorgeous to put on! However, that’s not what watches are made for, so I ventured forward and put the stunning design on.
Now I’m not generally much of a watch person, but I do love how light the watch feels, considering how it looks a bit bigger than I would have liked. I was able to choose the watch size to match my wrist, so it fits snuggly and I don’t have to worry about it falling off or running up and down my arm while I am running after a 6.5 month old. To be honest, I haven’t had this kind of luxury for myself in a while, so I wasn’t sure how the watch would go in my day-to-day life with a baby. I was pleasantly surprised, however, that I hardly noticed it on when I wore it, despite there being some hot days (it is better than wearing a metal watch during hot days!).
Accessoring the JORD watch for Winter
I loved pairing the Zebrawood and Maple JORD watch with my taupe ballet flats, neutral knit jumper, some dark denim jeans and my scarf (all hail the accessories! See my style guide below). To me, this is my perfect winter outfit that suits a variety of contexts and social situations (how I can’t wait for you to return winter!). Winter conjures up images of keeping warm by a fire – usually something I’d only experience vicariously through movies or romantic travel stories. For me, the wood watches conjure up the same images, making it the perfect statement piece for the winter wardrobe.
A watch can be a centrepiece to an outfit, given the right type of watch and if the focus of the wardrobe is drawn to it. By pairing the Zebrawood and Maple wooden watch with subtle, tan and/or grey tones, the dark wood of the band really stands out in the ensemble. It seems to be an elegant way of “doing up” an outfit, making you look somewhat sophisticated if you’re like me as a new mum and running around like a headless chook. The JORD wood watch has given me a taste of luxury and elegance I haven’t experienced in a long time – making me feel like a classy lady as well as a mum. LOVING IT!
WIN A JORD WOOD WATCH!
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