I feel like I see people wearing watches less and less these days, mainly because they have been replaced with smart phones, glued to everyone’s hand. I think it’s a shame. I love watches and have a wide variety: silver, gold, leather, and now WOOD. When JORD reached out to me for a collaboration right before I left for Bora Bora, I thought ”now this would be perfect to style with resort wear”. The watch arrived in a dark wood box and was engraved with the words “Eat Well, Dress Well, Travel Often”… my mantra, you might say.
I typically see these watches styled in a more classic, preppy kind of way. But I took a different route. I chose the Olive and Aegean watch (a light olive wood with a deep blue face) and layered it with gold bracelets. I styled it with several outfits including linen dresses and a blue and white jumpsuit, shown here. This watch is very lightweight and can be dressed up or down, worn alone or layered with other jewelry. I have received SO many compliments on this watch. They make a wide variety of sizes, colors, styles, many for men and women that can be worn interchangeably. JORD also offers free worldwide shipping and the watch comes sized for your wrist perfectly. I believe this would make a unique gift due to their engraving capabilities (the face is large and can fit quite a bit of text), as well as a great addition to your wardrobe.
Did I mention that I’m hosting a giveaway for them? Click here to enter a giveaway for a $100 e-gift card. One person will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth 10% off once the contest is over.
*This blog post and giveaway is sponsored by JORD Watches. As always, all opinions are my own.
It’s been over 40 years since Diane Von Furstenberg invented the infamous wrap dress. It’s no wonder why it’s still as popular as ever. I believe that this style dress will compliment any body type. This classic polka dot wrap dress is a timeless print and style. I found this at DressUp Boutique for less than $50! If you’re looking for special occasion outfit, or just wanting to spice up your wardrobe for summer, DressUp stocks new styles every week at very affordable prices. This post features several dresses from DressUp that I wore in Greece last summer. Unfortunately, the above is no longer available (again, styles come and go weekly), but I’ve linked some very similar ones below.
Yellow is definitely one of the “it” colors this year. These neon hued earrings punch up the classic black and white print to give it a funky twist for summer. Of course, this style is sold out but Baublebar has some great alternatives at comparable prices. The sunglasses are by Tiffany & Co. and the watch is by Kate Spade NY. Linked below…
Straw handbags are all the rage this summer. It’s a great way to accessorize an outfit when at a tropical location, or bring that festive summer look to you. This eyelash straw clutch came from Francesca’s for $38 – the eyelash design is sold out, but there are actually some prettier ones with color and the same zipper tassel still available (linked below)…
Similar to the dress, these Michael Kors black leather upper espadrilles are classic and could go with just about everything in my closet. I think that these shoes are definitely a staple that you can wear for most of the year (or at least you can here in the south). Espadrilles are the essential summer shoe, laid back and comfortable enough to replace heels when you plan to do some walking.
Whether you’re shopping for resort wear, or just looking for a fun summer outfit, this ensemble can be worn for years and won’t go out of style. The best part is that all of these pieces can be mixed in with what you already own. What destinations are you heading to this summer? Maybe I should pull together a beach themed shopping guide(??) Comment below!
photography by Paprika Southern Studios