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August 30, 2016

An Aqua and Wood Watch? Yes Please!

JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch
JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch

When JORD reached out and offered me a watch to review, I had spent the previous day alternating between obsessively sanding and gently stroking (only to check for rough spots!) our new DIY walnut waterfall desk.  My mood was: everything in my life now needs to be made from solid wood.  So I jumped at the chance to start sporting a gorgeous wood watch!

JORD suggested one of three popular styles - including the Frankie Series Plum and Purpleheart wood watch, which I really liked.  I knew exactly what "purpleheart" was because I had ogled a live edge slab of purpleheart wood at the lumber yard years ago and still pined for it (it was way to expensive to find a project for).  I would have happily sported that gorgeous plum-hued watch but a little voice in my head, that one obsessed with blues and aqua, asked if there was an aqua watch I could have instead...

I can't help it!  Aqua just makes me happier than other colors.  Really, most shades of green and blue do much to lift my mood, but aqua and turquoise just put a stupid grin on my face - and why wouldn't I want that?  The folks at JORD were amazing and happily offered up two different styles they thought I might like: a Mint and Sandalwood wood watch and a Zebrawood and Turquoise wood watch.  Both were gorgeous, but I loved the bright turquoise face of the Cora series watch because it felt so summery to me.

JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch

When my watch arrived in the mail - such a nice treat from the endless bills and flyers - it looked even more gorgeous in person and was beautifully packaged!

It has a self-winding, automatic movement and you can see the watch working from the back and also through a small window in the front, which I find mesmerizing.  The Swarovski crystal markers are a really pretty touch and make the watch feel even more luxe.   

JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch
JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch

I absolutely love wearing it because it's helping me hang onto summer!

I make a concerted effort to enjoy life year round, but I will admit that I am NOT a "fall person" - I don't spend my summer pining for pumpkin spice lattes, I prefer summer dresses to boots and, while I'll admit that the fall leaves are beautiful, they just remind me that soon I'll be logging more time with my snowblower than my spouse.  Sure, I make the best of fall and winter, but I love spring and summer with a fiery passion!  Summer is my absolute favorite season.

JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch

My new, bright turquoise watch perfectly captures summer vibes and sunny days.  I used to wear a lot of blacks, whites and greys (shocking, right?) but summertime always sees me sporting more colorful clothes.  This year, I'm adding more color to my winter wardrobe, too!

In my life, more aqua is always the answer to my woes.

JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch

Along with sending me a watch, JORD sent along an interesting opportunity for Dans le Lakehouse readers: there's a $70 USD giveaway going on for the next week - plus, anyone who enters the giveaway gets an automatic $20 discount.  Twenty bucks is twenty bucks, right?  Check out the giveaway right here!

JORD Wood Watch Review - Turquoise and Wood Watch

This post is sponsored by JORD.  All thoughts, words, opinions, and aqua obsessions are my own.  
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9 comments

  1. Ooh gorgeous! I never considered a wooden watch band but now I may be in love... thanks for sharing this with us!

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    1. I know what you mean! Before getting the email from JORD, I didn't even realize wood watch bands existed! Happy you like it! I can tell you that it feels really nice to wear, the wood is smooth and has a warmth to it. I wear mine all of the time now.

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  2. Wow! Love it. What a beautiful combination. And I love when wood is used in unexpected places. It looks lovely on you with your coordinated aqua jacket.

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    1. I am really impressed with the idea of a wood watch - how clever! Thanks for the compliment! I am wearing more turquoise these days and am loving it. Why did I decorate with bright colors but not wear them much before? I am on the road to becoming one of those eccentric older ladies... I'm excited, lol.

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  3. I love watches and this is stunning in its natural wood with the aqua + gorgeous details! I may have to buy one;)

    Amy in MN

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    1. The wood is really comfortable, too. If you're at all thinking about it, enter the giveaway for that $75 credit. Someone who reads Dans le Lakehouse will win...

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  4. Cool, I entered and checked out the watches:) I have some Fossil watches love them...this would be a splurge for sure!

    Amy

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  5. Ooh, I love these! The turquoise face is perfect for you.

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