Do you think that some of your best times are behind you or ahead of you? I often think the best (time) is yet to come. This is my MO for life and it’s one of my best pieces of advice. I have felt that way as long as I can remember. It’s an outlook that has kept me pretty positive and has always propelled me forward. It’s a great motivator, a feel good mindset, and I highly recommend trying to incorporate it into your life. It can be a real life changer. Easier said than done I know, but it’s like (mental) exercise, keep doing it little by little each day. The the key is to keep moving forward AND always look forward to times to come, no matter what is going on in your world at the moment. I promise, it hasn’t failed me yet.
I’m really feeling my MO for this reinvention of mine, after being a stay at home mom of three for more than a decade. I’m excited about this new path I’ve recently started down with the blog. Some exciting things have materialized already and I’m looking forward to many more. One thing I’ve been looking forward to is kicking off the fashion section of my blog (sharing tips with you guys for how to look seriously stylish on a budget) for a while now but…LIFE! Between the chaos of everyday life with three kids, three different schools holidays, our family vacay and an amazing opportunity with Real Simple magazine for party inspiration (and what I learned about myself from doing it-coming to the blog soon!), I haven’t had much time to focus on fashion since starting the blog a few months ago, but thanks to the lovely watch company, Jord, I’m finally putting forward my first fashion blog post and couldn’t be more excited to partner up with them to offer you guys an awesome $100 giveaway just in time to kick off the summer season!
This sunny yellow dress was $20 at Forever 21! And yes I am forever going to be 21 damn it! 😉 I bought it in black too. Cannot resist a kimono sleeve. Love the sexy silhouette it creates. The sandals are from Style & Co (Macy’s) on sale for $29.99! I l just love a kitten heel. Sexy, stylish, and comfortable, usually with a dash of boho, my style in a nutshell.
When Jord first reached out to partner with me, I’ll be honest, I was a bit unsure. Full disclosure, I hadn’t worn a watch in long time. Even before smart phones, I didn’t like the heavy feel on my wrist. Maybe it’s because my wrists are on the small side, but watches I coveted often felt too clunky for me.
Enter Jord. I have seen a lot of lovely looking watches, but up until now, I hadn’t seen a wooden one before, so it was love at first sight. I’ve also always admired the natural look of wood in other accessories, both home and fashion (and even for party styling), and so a watch made out of wood perfectly aligns with my overall aesthetic and style.
Once I checked out their company and website,I felt compelled to collaborate with them. Besides loving their gorgeous collection of men’s and women’s wooden watches, their message that they make “watches for people who don’t just have somewhere to be, but somewhere to go,” is also so totally in synch with that MO of mine -keep moving forward and that the best is yet to come.
Her sweet summer dress is Ruby & Parker at Nordstrom ($35.00) and funny enough costs more than mine! Her gladiator shoes are Tucker & Tate at Nordstrom too.
They also care about sustainability and that resonates strongly with me as well. Their site gives you all the details on the materials your watch is made from and how all of the elements are created. It allows you to see exactly which wood is used and where it’s sourced from. Jord sent me the beautiful Olive & Aegean Blue watch from their Cassia series which is made from olive wood sourced in Europe.
I honestly didn’t expect it to love it as much as I do, but it’s so chic and fits right in with my favorite accessories. The light wood and blue face is so pretty and perfect for summer! It’s going to be a great addition to my wardrobe that will take me through all the seasons.I can’t wait to see what else I can pair it up with and share all my new fashion finds with you! Here’s to some of the best times ahead!
For a chance to win $100 towards a gorgeous watch of your own, you can enter the Jord Watch giveaway by clicking the link below.. One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift code to use on the Jord website but for every person who enters, they’re giving a consolation code of 10% off, so everyone wins! Enter today and feel free to share this post with your friends for their chance to win. Good luck!
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The contest ends at 11:59 on July 29, 2018
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Jord but all opinions expressed are my own.