Friday, January 27, 2017

the perfect accessory for every girl on-the-go

for a girl seemingly always on-the-go, 
keeping organized (and arriving on time) is of great importance to me! 
between blogging, working full-time, babysitting,
dedicating time to be with family and friends, and of course, 
simply taking 'me time' to relax, timeliness is essential.
i drink more coffee than i'd like to admit, and my room is pure chaos 
as of late, but i like to think i stay on top of things.

two goals of mine for the new year are 1. simplify - this includes
getting organized, paring down and getting rid of items i no longer need or use
(including clothing) and 2. strategize - set goals for myself. 
whether simply setting aside time to go to the gym or read and 
study for work, i want to focus on my future and be more goal-oriented.

and of course, part of keeping organized is sticking to a schedule.
i try to wake up at the same time each day, though that often goes 
out the window on weekends, and go to bed relatively early.
evenings are for blogging, errands, reading, the gym, and whatever else
i can squeeze in before bedtime.
dress & clutch: zara, sweater: nordstrom rack (similar here), 
clogs: born (similar here). ring: forever 21, watch: c/o jord (exact here

the best tool for scheduling (aside from the adorable planner my 
friend purchased for me, complete with my name on the front)? a watch!
thus, when jord wood watches reached out to me, i couldn't help 
but think, 'this is the perfect fashion accessory for me!'

i'm wearing this 'frankie series' wood watch in dark sandalwood 
and slate. i love the dark wood and masculine-feel of the watch.
it is custom-sized to fit my wrist which is wonderful (it won't slip or fall off),
 as i sometimes struggle to find bracelets and other accessories that fit. 
i kept the rest of my jewelry to a minimum as the watch is a 
statement piece on it's own! 

paired with a feminine, floral-print midi
dress, i felt put together for an afternoon spent thrifting 
and sipping coffee with girlfriend and fellow blogger jenn, 
from hello rigby.
jord wood watches is passionate about creating trendy, 
yet practical and classic timepieces. they value 
'sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living.'

valentine's day is just around the corner; need a 
creative, yet practical gift idea? whether
you're looking for a something for the man in your life, 
or a sweet gift for your girlfriend, mom or best friend, jord
has you covered! watches are available in bamboo, ebony,
maple, sandalwood and more.

and for 'diary of this girl' readers, you can enter here to win
a $100 e-gift code to use on jord wood watches!
additionally, all entrants will win a $25 e-gift code when the 
contest is complete (ending 2/19/17 at 11:59pm). be sure to enter now! 

photos by jenn from hello rigby