What could possibly make me actually look forward to going back to work?
As you may know, my mantra during the school year is: the cuter the outfit, the less I want to be here. Because when I have to get up at the crack of dawn, the only thing that gets me out of bed is the thought of looking fierce in a carefully curated ensemble.
But what’s a gal to do when she has lost her campaign against expansion and all her clothes fit not quite right, making her feel shlumpy and out of sorts?
Thankfully, being a blogger – albeit a modest one – has its perks, because I was approached by JORD watches last month to feature their superb product. And we all know how I am with flattery and a deadline. So I crafted the outfit, crafted this post, and simply couldn’t wait to go to work today to show off the most fabulous timepiece evah!
How fabulous, you ask? Well, let me count the ways:
- It comes in a very aesthetically pleasing package that hints of the contents inside. (Wood box. Get it?)
- The aesthetically pleasing package opens up like one of those Japanese puzzle boxes my hubs used to buy me for our anniversary every year until he got tired of the clutter.
- The watch itself is this gorgeous natural green hue (they come in other colors but I wanted a neutral).
- The watch is super light on my arm – almost feels like I’m wearing nothing – and has fast become my summer timepiece because its heft or lack thereof is perfect in SoCal heatwaves.
- IT CHANGES COLOR!!!
No, I did not get two different watches from JORD. The pic on the left is what my baby looked like when I first unboxed, and the pic on the right is what it currently looks like after only wearing it for a week. At first, I thought it was my imagination, that it hadn’t truly changed color. But when I sent an email to my JORD rep, she informed me that this was the nature of wood watches:
All our watches will get darker with time due to sun exposure, the oils in your skin, lotion, and sweat. They don’t all darken the same way and most of them get shiny. That is what makes them all different and unique; they react differently to each person’s skin. We don’t treat our watches so they are still slightly porous.
How utterly fantastic is that?! So, like a heritage piece of furniture that only gets better with age, so will my watch. Perhaps this is a sign that I should finally mature fashion-wise as well and invest similarly with my clothing – buying quality over quantity.
And speaking of quality over quantity, here’s how I styled my watch for my first day back. I’m sporting pieces that are timeless (see what I did there?) to me. That is, no matter my weight fluctuation or the vagaries of fashion, I always seem to fall back on these comfort pieces: a good blazer, a crisp button up, excellent shoes, and a kick-ass attitude.
Take that, expansion!
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Blazer – F21
Jeans – Mossimo Supply Co. @ Target
Shoes – Qupid
:: Linking ::
A Lovely Little à la Mode Linkup
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Beautiful Goodbye by Maroon 5