Cozy and Cool: Elevating Your Winter Wear with a Unique Wood Watch

"Time is not measured by clocks but by moments."

As true as this quote is, and as much as we all treasure those amazing moments we experience, let's be honest....don't we still want the prettiest (and highest-quality) clock possible to measure these beautiful times? I know I do! And I've just found the perfect thing in my new JORD wood watch.

As a designer, details are so important to me (I know I've mentioned that a time or two before) and I am especially drawn to unique aesthetic elements and outside-the-box a wood watch definitely peaked my interest! And in browsing JORD's site, I was so impressed with all the beautiful wood choices and watch face options as well as their variety of different series designs. They utilize 13 different types of wood and 8 different types of movement in their watch designs along with Sapphire Glass (which is a type of crystal that is second only to diamonds in terms of being hard and scratch-resistant). In addition, their Cora Series timepieces (like mine, linked here) also feature Swarovski crystals around the watch face for added embellishment (which I love). And as far as price, JORD's watches range from $139 to $395.... which if you ask me, is definitely reasonable for a hand-crafted (and super-cool) wood watch.

And let me tell you, this watch is GORGEOUS! It is even prettier in person than in pics and the quality is impeccable. Like I mentioned before, my watch is part of their Cora Series and is the Zebrawood and Rose' option (with those pretty little crystal time-markers around the face) and I'm kind of in love with it. Truth be told, I've not worn a watch for years, mainly because I hadn't found one I loved that spoke to my personal style. I wanted something unique, but still timeless. Unlike a lot of my clothing that is less classic and more trendy, when looking at watches I did want something that would stand the test of time, while still being a style stand-out.

So when I was given the opportunity to select a JORD watch, I jumped on it. Not only was I able to get an absolutely beautiful timepiece, they actually asked for my wrist measurements and sized it for me as well. (And on a side note, they offer engraving too). And when my watch arrived, let me just tell you that the packaging was almost as pretty as the piece itself, as they each come in a gorgeous (and very solid and substantial) engraved wooden box with a special wood oil to care for the wood and keep it in beautiful condition. So, needless to say, even before wearing, I was impressed.

So how to style this cool watch? If you ask me the warm tones of the wood and sturdiness of the materials are a perfect compliment to cozy cold-weather wear. I love it paired with a warm chunky-knit sweater like this Forever 21 one and frayed hem jeans (like these from Topshop) or layered with a simple blouse, sweater coat (like this Free People one that I found at Nordstrom Rack) and cute pom-pom hat (from T & J Designs). And because of it's substantial design, it doesn't get lost in layers....this watch definitely holds it's own.

So bottom line: I would highly recommend investing in a JORD watch..... I love the creativity and beauty of the design, the affordable price and the uniqueness and sustainability of the materials. I just don't think watches get much prettier or more stylish.

AND because I love my watch so much, I'm thrilled to partner with JORD to do an awesome giveaway! All you have to do is enter here (super easy). Everyone who enters will be eligible to win a $100 e-gift code to be used on JORD's site (and although there can only be one big winner, don't fret because everyone else who enters will get a $25 e-code at the end of the contest, and that's pretty cool too! *Giveaway closes on Feb. 19th at 11:59pm and all gift codes expire April 30, 2017).

So get your entries in before February 19th and you could be sporting one of these stunning timepieces too! (Or you could always give it to that special someone.....I mean, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and a JORD watch would make an amazing gift....)

But regardless, I encourage you to check out JORD's site for yourself (linked above) and browse all their lovely designs. And of course, make the most of your time, cause it definitely goes quickly. But remember, "The time you enjoy wasting is not time wasted."

Wishing you all a week full of amazing moments and time well spent!



PS. I've linked all my outfit details (or similar options) below for easy access!

Chunky Cold-Shoulder Sweater // Frayed Hem Jeans // Lace-Up Flats

Free People Cozy Coat // Red Pom-Pom Hat


Allison Ruchaber