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A fashion blog about weekend style


Filtering by Tag: Gifting

JORD Wood Watch

Jessica Wagner

The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time. 
— JORD Wood Watches

Engraving Memories With JORD

Ok guys, I am so excited to share this awesome timepiece giveaway just in time for Father's Day

JORD Wood Watches and I have teamed up to give away one $100 gift card towards a watch of your choice! Just for entering you will receive a $25 credit to their website. It's a win/win! Free money babes! Gifting one of these special watches is sure to gain you brownie points with the men in your life  - whether it be a husband, fiancé, boyfriend, brother, or father.

Anyone can enter to win by clicking here

When JORD  (pronounced YODE) contacted us, we immediately fell in love with their DOVER Series - Olive & Acacia ( here) for it's light color, steel face, deeply grained acacia and velvet olive wood. JORD makes luxury, one-of-a-kind wooden watches and uses raw materials - which gives their timepieces a natural and refined design. We also felt they looked very "hipster" which is the method we use to judge most things. The more hipster the better.  :)

Besides looking dapper on the wrist, this watch looks SO cool up-close! You can see the inner mechanics through it's open-glass face view. Modern and simple - my favorite combination when it comes to style (and my man.)

JORD offers custom engraving and sizing, and we took advantage of both. Rob's watch arrived and fit perfectly. The watch comes in a gorgeous wooden box, with a little drawer for extra links and finishing oil for care and conditioning. You guys know I'm all about presentation - this watch just reads fancy! Everything from the packaging, to the engraving, colors and craftsmanship was above and beyond. It would make a spectacular gift for upcoming Father's Day, anniversary or just because. They also make women's watches, and I have my eye on this CORA Series - Zebrawood & Rosé one here (hint, hint Rob!) You can shop their women's selection here.

For our personalization we wanted something fun - (I told you guys this is the year of the funk!) While I love the idea of meaningful dates and initials, we wanted this watch to remind us to keep our hearts and time with wanderlust and adventure - in life, parenting, and love. Our engraving reads:

 "a pirate's life for me"

This JORD watch now carries lots of extra memories, as it ties into a few different aspects of our lives. 

First off, it's fun right?! Haha - so there is that, but there are also a few other reasons we love this phrase. It's connected to Rob's lifelong membership to "the lost boys" (a group of guys that are  the best friends a guy and gal could ever ask for.) They rock. Good friends are the best.

Second, while most of you are probably familiar with this song from Disney's Peter Pan, (yo-ho!) it also carries connection to Rob's life passion - which is photography and his business name - Man Overboard Images. 

Lastly, Rob is a the most wonderful father to our two kids, Noah and Coco. He is the fun in this family, and I like to refer to him as the captain of this ship. (He deserves 100 watches!) It's pretty amazing to get to be with the love of your life. In our minds, becoming a parent doesn't mean you have to grow up - it means you get to become a kid again. We are always in awe - watching the kids experience things we have done hundreds of times before - but experiencing it now through their eyes. Here's to making those precious moments count.  

I love a good watch, and a classic JORD timepiece makes a great gift for any occasion. Choose a unique design, and add in your own personal message of love they will carry with them forever. 

Father's Day will be here before you know it! This is the perfect way to give something special to that person in your life.


Giveaway ends June 11, 2017. 
Both $100 and $25 codes expire August 31, 2017.


Put A Bow On It

Jessica Wagner

The Joy Of Wrapping Presents

Hey guys! So this post is a little late! It’s been a {winter} whirlwind around here! (You too?) So Friday night Rob and I had a date night in and enjoyed the wonderland from the cozy confines of our tree lit living room, sipping eggnog martinis and giggling (ok I was giggling) over my terrible signing voice and the fact that Rob is a better pressie-wrapper than me! 

I love wrapping gifts! I think I love wrapping presents almost much as I love shopping for them. Actually, everyone loves gift-wrapping in my house. Wrapping pressies isn’t about precision, it’s about imagination! We all seem to get a vibrating excitement from making the package as fun as the present. This doesn’t always equal pretty paper and fancy bows, as technique is something that can be improved over time, (ahem-yes you can see me trying not to cringe when corners aren’t sharp!) but I love pulling out the big box of ribbon, twine and strings, and letting the kids get creative and funky. The best part is seeing how they are always so proud of their elfish work. (I know Santa would give them a 5 star rating on effort alone.)

In the past I have done a Christmas wrapping theme, but nothing too precise. I just find it delightfully fun to coordinate when shopping for wrap. From rustic and simple, to glitter and gold. Presents can be as much of the holiday decor as the tree and ornaments, so I say let’s make them extra pretty. I also love browsing Pinterest for gifty beautiful inspo.

I found this luxurious gift-wrap, by Sugar Paper at Target. I wanted to buy it all you guys! Haha, but that’s another thing I love about the wrapping trappings -you will use them again, so when you see a pattern or paper that speaks to you, go for it! I love the simply sophisticated look of this whole collection (blush pink and gold #swoon.)

Whether you like sparkly glitz, brown paper rustic, or over-the-top ornate, it’s fun to make gifts match the personality of the receiver. (Hence why I like keep all the above on hand!) This particular pressie is for my daughter, so I‘m going for pretty and clever. <3

As for labeling, a metallic, red, or black sharpie are great options, and if you want to one-up it a good calligraphy pen is a gifter's best friend. I love this one, with a double end size option, and no skill needed! This baby even makes my sloppy kid-ish handwriting look good!

Not sure where to venture outside of ribbons, and bows? There are so many brilliant ways to wrap a Christmas gift. Giftology 101: Try feathers, sprigs of eucalyptus, tiny silver bells, little ornaments, even bold stripes, furry texture, soft velvet, lace, or tiny clothes pins! If all else fails, brown paper and string is always charming and just as sure to delight. Keep in mind presents don’t have to be in a Christmas-y color or print. Pink, black and white, and even dinosaurs can be brought into the wrapping game if you get crafty. Speaking of crafty, craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels are my other favorite places for scoring affordable extras to go with the paper and bows. Before you know it, you will be wrapping presents like an artful gift stylist!

So while the Christmas countdown is on, if you can, make time for wrapping night (or date-night.) Keep it feeling special by getting all prettied up yourself. This cold shoulder velvet dress is so soft. It’s actually as cozy as my favorite pair of jammies, but made the night feel elevated, as opposed to every other night in. (Dress is from Ragazza, which you can read about here.) A bit of over-the-knee floral tights brought that extra “spark” and made me feel as prettified as the paper wrapped gifts. If you take your wrapping seriously, pull your hair back in a velvety red ribbon, as wielding scissors and drinking nog can be a dangerous combo! Turn on your favorite tunes, (mine is the She and Him Christmas vinyl!) sit under the Christmas lights, and get arty-crafty.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Ragazza Tights: Old, Similar here Earrings: Francesca's Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso Nails: Butter London Thames Bow: Gift Wrap Velvet Ribbon