“An expensive watch doesn’t just tell you time, it speaks of your time as well” – Shubham Kumar
The Classic Jord Watch
One of my favorites aspects of blogging is getting to be creative – I love when brands give a concept and we get to create a story together! This brings me to the Cora Polaris collection by JORD. JORD (pronounced Yode) is based in St. Louis. Their watches are a sophisticated mix of natural, and largely re-claimed materials, combined with quality movements and components.
My unique Cora Polaris koa and rose gold watch is a timeless piece of jewelry that is versatile, remarkably well-finished to the point that it is a welcome addition to dressy chronographs. The feminine design has a subtle design that is transformative for any outfit, whether you’re polishing up for work or elevating basics.
This was such a sweet shoot and I absolutely loved wearing a lace skirt and blouse to further highlight the femininity of the Cora Polaris Koa and Rose Gold watch. There are just so many details in the finishing. Every feature, from the dial to the bracelet, are an evolution in the way natural timepieces ought to be. Swarovski crystals adorn the exquisite rose gold dial to depict the Little Dipper (yup, a delicate reminder of how much the universe has to offer). Koa is encased in hand-polished metal with rose gold tones.
Koa is a species native to Hawaii and is widely considered to be the most beautiful of the native hardwoods. Though softer than several of our used wood species, Koa machines exceptionally well and finishes smooth with a beautiful natural sheen. Depending on the harvest season, Koa wood will produce tones that range from medium gold to reddish brown, similar to Mahogany. This watch is certainly going to be an all-year-rounder in my wardrobe.
The Cora Polaris watch is such a beautiful example of sleek and modern design. I love having standout accessories I can wear daily that are both eye-catching and unique! This watch is a timeless piece for any multi-seasonal wardrobe, and also perfect for gift-giving! JORD ships worldwide and their watches have additional options for customization and engraving.
For a limited time, I have collaborated with JORD to giveaway a $100 gift code to one lucky winner toward the purchase of JORD watch from one of their collections! To participate, please see the following rules:
Guys, today is my anniversary with my darling husband! I can’t believe how time flies and yet it moves ever so slowly, or maybe it just moves by rather quickly altogether when we are happy. Either way, I am so grateful that time has this way of showing us what really matters. Today, I get to spend another day with my husband and so thankful for the joy he’s brought into my life and for my kids.
Okay, moving on from that sentimental post 🙂 ….I am sure what you really want to hear about is my H&M finds and not this display of affection for my hubby but I couldn’t resist writing just a little personal something, see? So back to my current finds. I recently went window shopping and got sucked into H&M after seeing all the cool office wear in the window display. About an hour later, I was walking out with a bag full of pleated skirts and jackets, which brings me to this current post.
I always find the collections at H&M to be reasonably priced. A jacket is usually under $35 and that works when you’re on a budget or when you don’t want to spend over $200 on a jacket. The quality is also great and the fit is what I really love about their clothes.
So let’s talk outfit; I think neutral works most of the time. They say, when in doubt, stick to a more neutral palette. For this look, I added a little pop of color to the outfit. The pleated skirt makes it super flirty and fun. The material is soft and almost satin-like. My jacket is sturdy and the fit is perfect. One of the things I like about it is the three-quarter sleeve that is scrunched and the way it sits loosely on me. I started thinking this will be awesome for work but also with jeans! Yes, I am always shopping for outfits that can be mix/match with other items in my wardrobe. Can you imagine this jacket with jeans, strapped heels, and a tank top? I completed the look my perforated crossbody bag from Francescas and the yellow pop with my shoes.
Confession….I actually picked up 3 jackets that day. This neutral toned jacket, a blue, and a pink jacket! Yikes!!! I just couldn’t beat the price for that quality and the fit. I think everyone needs a jacket, at least one jacket in their wardrobe. Yes?
Linking details of this look below. I am curious to know if you’ve shopped at H&M? Now off I go to celebrate my anniversary with the hubs (can I write that? is that even a word?). ~ xo Louise
Blouse and Skirt by Ann Taylor // Shoes by Sam Edelman // Bag by Kate Spade NY
Keeping it simple today guys. I’m sharing a few finds from Ann Taylor today along with the “friends of Ann event” 40% off every single thing sale that ends soon!!! I just thought I will spread the love a little bit (lol). For the working woman, they have some lovely skirts, blouses, and dresses. For the more casual look, there’s also a few items like the skinny/straight crop/and wide leg jeans along with a few dresses and accessories (or statement pieces). If you decide to take advantage of this sale, use code FRIENDS40. ~xoxo Louise
Anyone else love animal print? I love this skirt so much that I have worn it a couple times with different blouses already! For this look, I paired the skirt with a plain solid-colored shirt and nude pumps. This is a great office look yet adds some fun elements with the print skirt ;).
Sticking to the minimal look, I got this shirred mock neck blouse which is the perfect answer to crisp days in the Spring. I added a statement piece to the black skirt with a bold belt, and finished off the look with black pumps and bag. It’s also a lovely office look if you don’t want to be too distracting during a meeting or if you are not one to play with bold colors.
Either way, there’s a dress for everyone with this awesome sale at Ann Taylor!! I have had a few of their clothes in my closet that’s 8-years old and since they have classic pieces, they do not necessary go out of style. Let me know if you do take advantage of their sales.