Good morning, y’all! How was everyone’s weekend? We spent our trying to get the house in order and ready for school to start back on Wednesday. Is it just me, or do y’all feel the need to Marie Kondo your life right before a big change, trip, etc? My main focus was AC’s room and closet, a fresh, clean space for a new year! Plus, it really helps to inventory what she has on hand so I have a better grasp on what I need to pick up real quick. For me, it just really helps the school mornings go a little smoother.
For those of you who have been an avid reader of my blog, you know I don’t really wear much jewelry. The occasional earring or ring, but that’s still a rarity. It’s not that I don’t like to accessorize, I own an embarrassing amount of jewelry, but I got out of the habit of wearing it when AC was born, and honestly, I just forget about it now. The only thing I don’t own is a watch, which sounds crazy, I know. I’ve looked at purchasing a nice watch for years, but never had a “that’s the one!!” moment, does that make sense?
When JORD (pronounced “Yode”) reached out to me for a possible collaboration, I went to their site to see exactly what these “wood watches” were all about. That was my “that’s the one!!” moment. A watch largely made of natural and reclaimed materials that’s simple, unique, modern, and dare I say different, well, I was sold. I feel like everything on the market is just a play of off one another. Over saturated, if you will, and this companies design and aesthetic are truly original.
Other than design, I love that their products are made in the USA. St. Louis, Missouri, to be exact. They founded their company there in 2013 and have only looked forward since then, working constantly to come up with new designs, all while keeping their client and mission intact and growing. Fun fact: JORD (pronounced “Yode”) is a Norse word that means “earth”. Very fitting, right? I love the originality and thought that went into creating their brand.
The watch that I’m wearing is the Cassia in zebra and ivory. Another that I love is the Cora in zebrawood and turquoise. That one is definitely my next purchase! When my watch arrived, B took quite a liking to it, too. Once I told him that they make mens watches as well, let’s just say he started his Christmas list early. Ha! His pick is the Conway in kosso and midnight blue. We don’t typically agree on style, but I have to hand it to him this time, that one is my favorite, too!
For my Apple watch lovers, you should know that JORD makes bands, in both leather and wood, for those, too! Personally, I like the wood ones best, but the leather ones are 100% leather and padded and look very sophisticated. Both the wood and leather come in a wide variety of colors, so there’s something for everyone.
Lastly, I’d like to mention how closely they pay attention to detail. They offer the option to engrave the back of the watch and they’re also custom made, so to speak. I chose not to have mine engraved, but I think it’s perfect if you’re gifting one. I have every intention of having B’s engraved with our anniversary date (see, I can be sweet sometimes!). As far as customization, you’re provided with an optional print out to measure your wrist so you’re guaranteed your perfect fit. I chose to go up a cm because I prefer a looser band, and I really appreciated that option.
As a thank you to my readers, JORD has so graciously agreed to host a giveaway for y’all! One lucky winner will receive a gift code for $100 off, and all entrants will receive a code for 10% off. This will be the easiest giveaway to enter, EVER! No hoops to jump through, you simply click this link, provide your first name, your email address, and select your favorite watch. That’s it! For a bonus entry, you can follow them on Instagram. Literally, I’ve entered dozens of contests and giveaways, and you have to go through so many steps, but not with this one!
Good luck y’all! And thank you for reading. Hope you all have a great week!
Photography by Jaimie Sweeten
This post is in collaboration with JORD watches. As always, all words and opinions are my own. You can read my website disclosure here.