That lifestyle came to a rapid end! I soon had four children whose needs came way before mine. Many people would shake their heads at the lifestyle I chose, but it's exactly what I wanted. My favorite accessories these days are those adorable kids hanging on my arms and legs!
Mom life suits me well, but life sure has changed! I can dominate the basketball court in a pair of flats (just ask my tween), but I traded in those 3 inch heels for Converse and flip-flops. I had to. I now have to keep up with a tween, a big kid, a preschooler, and a Toddler Tornado. They're EXHAUSTING. And although I might be rocking a cute outfit, it's highly likely that some unknown substance is smeared on me somewhere. But it's okay. It's just a very short phase in my life. Anyone who has kids knows how quickly they grow up.
I embrace motherhood, but the truth is, even four kids later, I still care about my appearance. I do get dressed almost every single day. I never leave the house without a little bit of makeup. I'm not one to wear workout clothes in public unless I'm actually working out. But trust me when I say, as soon as I'm home for the evening, I bust out those pajamas ASAP!
I still love fashion and accessories, but outfitting four growing children is expensive. My needs and wants do get pushed aside for them. It's just what parents do! For instance, a while back, my watch broke, and I never replaced it. Other things had priority and I knew purchasing a watch that I actually liked was going to cost a lot more than I wanted to spend. So I just forgot about it and figured it would get replaced one day...
...and along came JORD Wood Watches!
I was given the amazing opportunity to review a wood watch from JORD! Although all the wood watches are stunning, one in particular immediately caught my eye: The CORA series Maple & Lavender watch!
When the watch arrived, the first thing I noticed was the quality of the packaging. The watch is nestled in a beautiful, engraved wooden box. The lid slides open to reveal the watch wrapped around a tiny pillow. There was even a tiny engraved wooden tag hanging from the watch. Every single detail was exquisite!
The picture of the watch is beautiful on the website, but the watch is even more beautiful in person. The pop of color, which changes depending on the lighting, was breathtaking!
A very neat feature is that you are able to see the movement on the back of the watch...
...and through the tiny window on the front of the watch!
Another great thing about JORD is that they offer custom sizing prior to shipping. You can measure your wrist with a tape measure or print the JORD wrist sizer. JORD then uses those measurements to size your watch. When my watch arrived, it was perfectly sized. All I had to do was slip it on and close the clasp!
I was never a "watch person" prior to owning a wood watch from JORD. It was just a functional accessory. But JORD wood watches are truly unique!
My wood watch from JORD fits in perfectly with my on-the-go mom lifestyle, yet manages to stand out along the way. It's hard not to notice that incredible pop of color! I've received so many compliments while wearing this watch!
I can totally rock mom life in style, with this watch on my wrist! Now let's see if it can help us leave the house on time! (That would be a miracle.)
JORD is offering a $75 e-voucher to ONE of my readers! (Just in time for Father's Day!) Even better, everyone who enters, excluding the winner, will receive a $20 e-gift card that can be applied to any watch on the website.
Entering is easy! Just click the link below and fill in your name and email address. The contest will close on 5/31 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day by email.
You could use that coupon code for yourself or purchase an incredible Father's Day gift for your significant other! Good luck!
Thank you, JORD, for sponsoring today's post and for inspiring me to arrive on time and arrive in fashion!
*DISCLAIMER: I received a product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.