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I consider myself obsessed enthused with all things beauty and fashion, which has led me to own more than enough a few watches in my accessories collection. There are lots of metals in a spectrum of colours in this collection, leather, rubber even… But surprisingly, one material I never connected with the word “watch” was wood! When Jord reached out to introduce me to their collection of Wood Watches by Jord, I was hesitant, but intrigued… How can one make watches of wood, I wondered… Until I finally relented and headed over to the Jord site.

Not only does Jord create unique masterpieces of watches from wood, they create luxurious, high-quality models ranging from minimalist Swiss calibre to chronographs. The watches are computer-cut and hand-finished and treated, leaving them with a very natural aesthetic while allowing us to wear them without too much worry in our everyday lives (more on the care of the watches later).

I finally selected the beautiful Sidney model in red sandalwood and mother of pearl, a mid-toned, chic chronograph with a gorgeous bezel inlaid with Swarovski crystals.

The watches arrive in a natural wooden box with slide-off lid, with the watch safely secured on a soft pillow inside.

Jord Unboxing

I absolutely love that Jord keeps the natural theme commencing at its website, where you find out more about the species of wood you’re purchasing, to the delivery and presentation! The Sandalwood used in my watch, for example, is described as prized for its fragrance which it can retain for decades after cutting, the oil in sandalwood has been used for centuries in cosmetics, eastern medicine and religious ceremonies. JORD uses various species of sandalwood, each chosen for their unique and varying color tones. Red, black/brown, and green sandalwood can all be seen in our line. Unfortunately it is also listed as a “vulnerable species” as opposed to some of the more sustainable woods available; however, I love how informative their website is to share this with the consumer.

These wooden watches, even my Sidney model with its weightier chronograph, are lightweight but very sturdy (i.e. no rattling or ‘loose’ sounds). The watch’s stainless steel double butterfly clasp is secure once locked in place, and the watch is easily size-adjusted by a pro (if you didn’t order it sized to your wrist, which is an option).

I absolutely love chronographs, and love larger, bulky watches on women, and knew that I could dress Sidney up or down very easily. The style’s simplicity and neutral colours make it highly wearable no matter the colour of your outfit.

The first time I headed out with my new Jord watch, I was wearing yoga leggings with a cute top – super-casual, with a hint of bling arm candy. I absolutely love the sparkle of Sidney’s Swarovski crystals against my nude bracelet!

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Jord Sidney casual

To showcase its versatility, I took Sidney out for a night on the town. In the winter, I love wearing watches over fitted sweater sleeves – it’s both stylish and cozy! And who doesn’t love arm candy?

Jord Sidney Watch

Jord Sidney Watch2

Oh, and do you know what’s great about a wooden watch? You don’t have to worry about matching it to either silver or gold or rose gold — it goes with any metal!!  (Who would have thought….)

For its care, the natural red sandalwood is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. The Sidney is splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3 ATM). Lemon or orange oil extract is best for cleaning the natural wood. When storing this timepiece, avoid extremely hot, cold, and excessively dry/humid environments. All Jord watches come with a 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.

Prices range from a moderately priced $100 USD upward to about $395, with free shipping in the USA!

For more info, head on over to the Jord website, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and on Instagram!

 

And now for the very best part??? Head on over to my giveaway and enter to win a $129 (USD) credit toward your very own watch!

Good luck!

~xo

 

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L’Occitane’s Valentine’s offerings for 2016 include sweet gift sets for both men and women. This year, L’Occitane partnered with celebrated French illustrator Soledad Bravi to design two limited edition gift sets, featuring her signature romantic, girlish style. Sets range in price from $24 to $150, sure to please any Valentine on one’s list.

Soledad Bravi x L’Occitane:

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Shea Butter Hugs & Kisses ($24): Surprise and delight that special someone one with this charming hand cream and lip balm duo in our cherished classic shea butter scent.

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Shea Butter Rose Hugs & Kisses ($24): With a delicate rose scent, this practical hand and lip duo is the perfect way to shower a sweetheart in love.

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There’s also the limited-edition kit designed by Soledad Bravi in a beautiful keepsake tin, complete with Shea Butter Hand Cream and Lip Balm, along with Shea Butter Rose Hand Cream and Rose Lip Balm with a limited Edition Soledad Nail File! (Sorry, my fellow Canucks – US only.)

Collection Gift Sets:

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Cherry Blossom Voyage Collection ($26): The feminine cherry blossom set is the perfect bathroom accessory for any woman. Includes Cherry Blossom Body Milk, Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Cherry Blossom Hand Cream and Bonne Mere Rose Soap.

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Lavender Voyage Collection ($26): The ultimate gift of pampering for her.  Direct from the majestic fields of Provence, this set is filled with the calming aromas of lavender to help soothe the senses and induce blissful relaxation. Includes Lavender Body Milk, Lavender Shower Gel, Shea Butter Hand Cream and Bonne Mere Lavender Soap.

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L’OCCITAN Voyage Collection ($26): This deluxe doc kit satisfies all of his grooming needs with shaving and body care necessities. Includes L’OCCITAN Shower Gel, L’OCCITAN After Shave Balm, L’OCCITAN Shaving Gel.

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Verbena Voyage Collection ($26): Spice things up or keep it zesty with this lemony citrus verbena set. The combination of verbena essential oils, orange, and lemon tree offer a refreshing and reviving shower experience for men and women alike. Includes a Verbena Shower Gel, Verbena Body Milk, Verbena Hand Cream and Bonne Mere Verbena Soap.

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Divine Collection ($190): Our ultimate skincare regimen, offering luxurious radiance in a box. This set captures the age-defying benefits of the precious Immortelle essential oil to leave skin looking more youthful and rejuvenated. Includes Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam, Divine Cream, Divine Eyes and Divine Lotion.

All sets will be available at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at ca.loccitane.com starting on January 26th, 2016!

Which ones have caught your eye? I would love the Divine Collection… it includes everything you might need for your skincare regimen (and it includes the very special Immortelle essential oil!), or, from the Soledad Bravi x L’Occitane collaboration, the delicious Shea Butter Rose Hugs & Kisses is calling my name…. 🙂

~xo

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