Hello everyone, and happy fall! Firstly, let me apologize for my recent absence, after returning from my vacation down in New Orleans (which, due to time constraints, I am skipping a travel post about The Big Easy until next year when I return there for another vacation--though I did have a blast in my favorite place in the United States!), I immediately started my classes at Point Park University and I have just been getting back into the swing of student life! But now that I am back on a schedule, you will once again be hearing from me more frequently.
So, as my long time readers know my absolute favorite season is officially upon us, even though it may not feel that way recently here in the 'Burgh. But with my favorite season here and in full swing, I was absolutely thrilled to get news from my long time sponsor and affiliate JORD Wood Watches, that we would be paring up again for yet another awesome collaboration! And if you've been following me since last year, you know that means that there is a giveaway involved for all my darling readers! So let's get to the info shall we?
Before I get into the details about the campaign and giveaway, I'd first like to take a minute to tell you a bit about the company JORD in case you did not participate in the giveaway last year or if you are a new reader. I would also like to take another minute to showcase the second beautiful watch that their representative Emily sent me to review and keep free of charge!
Firstly, JORD is a watch company based in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in luxury, handmade, wooden watches. Their watches are beautifully crafted and are made of the finest materials including a vast selection of different woods, several different skeletons, and lastly the faces of the JORD watches are made of sapphire glass, along with custom engraving services. JORD also has a year long warranty for any repairs that you may need and also offers repair services after a year. And lastly, though JORD is based here in the USA, they ship internationally so my international readers can get in on the goods too!
As I stated earlier, JORD representative Emily, was kind enough to reach out to me to collaborate with JORD for this campaign. And in order for me to fully participate, they once again sent me an absolutely gorgeous watch, only this time I chose one from their new Hyde Series!
Much like last year, the first thing I noticed when I unboxed my JORD watch was not only was the watch itself beautiful, but the box that it came in was remarkably crafted as well! The watch box was quite heavy and had a beautiful JORD stamp on the top of it. The watch was clearly packed with extraordinary care and was securely placed in the box with an extra touch of packing foam to guarantee its safety while traveling.
Then when I carefully began to inspect my newest timepiece, I was not surprised to find that the quality of this watch was impeccable, just like my Frankie from last years campaign. My new Hyde watch fit like a glove and has quickly become my favorite watch, simply because of its cool colors and sleek design, it goes with just about everything! And though I love my Frankie watch, the Hyde has a bit of a smaller face giving it a more feminine feel.
The face of the watch is a gorgeous gun metal grey, which looks absolutely stunning against the kosso wood body and it gives this timepiece a very lovely contrast. I also love the electric blue accent the second hand gives this piece, though it is subtle, it just adds the perfect pop of color to this classic watch.
Though my next outfit of the day post featuring this gorgeous watch won't be live 'til later this week, I'll give you a hint and let you know that I styled my Hyde watch with a nice, classic back to school look. Though in that upcoming post, the details of the watch may be over looked so in this post, I've decided to include a few outtakes of the close up photos just so you can see for yourself how lovely the watch is. And of course as I'm sure my readers know, that when I fall in love with a piece it will most definitely be popping up in my #OOTD posts all campaign (and season!) long.
Considering this campaign is geared towards the back to school and fall shopping seasons, I thought that I would give you some tips on what kind of watches would be good for every person in your life. Also, it's a nice perk that JORD has so much variety, considering anyone can find something they like! And with that being said, especially with the giveaway JORD is hosting (the details are below I promise!), why bother going out during the back to school and pre-holiday mayhem, when you can just shop from the comfort of your own bed at home?
The three watches below are my top picks out of JORD's women's watches this fall. The reason I chose these three specifically are because I thought they were the most unique and each are perfectly geared towards three main styles I feel the the typical female student purchasing them would fit into and those are: bold, innovative, and classic.
The Cora model is prefect for the shamelessly feminine woman in your life. This traditional feminine design with the added accents and rose coloring of the face and koa wood gives this piece the perfect balance of style and business.
The Perfect Student:
This Reese timepiece is perfect for the girl who has always been fiercely dedicated to achieving her goals. This piece has a very innovative design along with a gorgeous pattern on its face. But it is also classically colored since you know the girl who's wearing most definitely means business.
I'm sure we all know that one woman who is always as amazingly laid back as she is stylish, even under the pressure of midterms and finals. This Frankie 35 timepiece is definitely the watch for her considering though it is subtle, it is absolutely beautiful just like the girl who would be wearing it and also mirrors her laid back nature.
Much like when choosing my top picks for the women's watches, my choices for men were also the most unique but still geared to the most popular style niches for shoppers. These in my opinion were the modern, the minimalist, and the professional.
The Modern Man:
This Dover Series watch is definitely a timepiece for the man who likes to make a statement. It's trendy, gorgeous, and incredibly modern. So it is perfect for the man who want's to stand out in a crowd.
The Minimal Fashionisto:
The Strictly Business:
This Conway timepiece is perfect for the man who is a polished professional. This watch is perfect for the professional man due to its classic style as well as its bold colors. It's the perfect blend of stylish and classic.
FINALLY the part of this post I am sure you have all been waiting for: THE GIVEAWAY INFORMATION!
First, this giveaway starts today (Sunday, September 24, 2017) and is running through Sunday, October 15, 2017, so everybody has a little over three weeks to enter the giveaway. And just to be clear, the date's this giveaway is running are as follows:
Starts: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Ends: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Now that you have the dates, you should also know that JORD ships internationally so ALL of my readers can participate! So what will you get from this giveaway? Well, compliments of JORD everyone who enters will win a $25 e-gift code (this code is valid until 11/30/2017) after the contest has ended, and one lucky winner out of all the participating bloggers will win a $100 e-gift code (this code is valid until 11/30/2017) that they can use to shop from JORD. To sign up for this part of the giveaway, just click the photo below and it will take you to JORD's sign up page:
WAIT THERE IS MORE...
Now, though I will still be giving away a JORD watch, this part of the giveaway is strictly on me considering I always try and personally host a giveaway for my readers because I love you all! This being said the reason I am pairing my personal giveaway with JORD's is simply because I was so impressed with my JORD watch that I thought my readers would love one too, so here is what I am awarding one lucky reader:
Since I adore both my Frankie and my Hyde series watches so much, I will send ONE lucky reader a Frankie Series (including the Frankie 35s!) or Hyde series watch of their choice. There are seven "Frankie" to choose from and you can find them HERE. And there are four "Frankie 35" to choose from which can be found HERE. And lastly there are three from the "Hyde" you can choose from which you can find HERE.
My giveaway will be running for the same dates as the JORD sponsored giveaway, and to enter this part of my giveaway all you need to do is comment below with your name, email, and which Frankie Series watch or Hyde Series watch you would like to try and win. Then bright and early on October 15, 2017 after everyone has had a chance to enter, I will announce the winner in the comments and promptly email them to get the necessary information to place their order (e.g. Wrist size, which I will send you a PDF so you can take your measurement, and of course I will need your mailing address so I can send you your gift!) and ship their watch to them, which I will also be shipping internationally as well.
To all of my readers, I would like to wish you all good luck and I can't wait to see who wins! Also, to those of you who also enter the JORD sponsored part of this giveaway (which you all should because they're a great company and you get $25 towards ANY watch of your choice plus the chance to win a $100 e-gift code!) I cannot wait to see what you purchase and how you style it!
And lastly, I just want to say THANK YOU to all my readers, from the long-timers who have been with me from the beginning to the newbies who might have only came here for this post. All of you though are wonderful and I would not have this success or be able to work with such great companies like JORD without you. So thank you so much for your support, and again good luck!!