Arm candy: wood watches by JORD make time so fly

I am such a watch person, are you? I wear one every day and actually use it for function and not just fashion. Apparently, it’s pat of my personality trait to keep time. I catch myself doing it all the time, it’s quite funny.

I got this lovely wood watch delivered to me the other day, and I took my time styling some gorgeous photos for this post. I had to refresh myself on taking manual images with my Canon EOS Rebel T3i, which I realize now is completely out of date! But it’s still new to me and has lots of miles left on it.

I really tried hard to showcase this lovely watch, by Jord. You know, do it justice! So I hope you enjoy my pics!

The watch

This Jord watch is the from the Frankie series, in Zebrawood and Navy ($189). I had a hard time choosing, I have to admit. All the watches are beautiful and unique in their own way. I love how navy is such a classic colour, and with the silver accents I knew I wouldn’t regret my choice. I also love how the face on this watch is simple and quite large, perfect for my big writs! It looks great on too. I wore it to work today and got loads of compliments. The watch is very comfortable and all the hardware is extremely durable, I was thoroughly impressed and couldn’t stop staring at my writs all day: typing, driving… I was in heaven!


About JORD

Jord makes beautiful highend and lightweight wood watches, that have both style and elegance laced in every link. Watches come in a variety of wood finishes including; ebony, koa, purpleheart, zebrawood, rosewood, sandalwood, maple and bamboo. You can order watches to custom fit your wrists. It makes sense, since you wouldn’t be able to find replacement links if it wasn’t your size. You also get a few extra links with every purchase.

Although they have a distinct women’s watch shop and men’s watch shop, I am pretty sure most are unisex, I mean I saw my husband drooling over my watch… and now I have to keep an eye on it!

Whether you’re in the market for a new watch or a unique gift idea, I think this one takes the cake!

The watch comes in a beautiful wood box, that doubles as a jewellery box.

Contest TIME

JORD is hosting a contest for you guys, my lovely followers! So, you too could be the owner of your very own gorgeous JORD watch! You have until November 13, so enter now!

Dior Sunnies, Jord wood watch and my new Atelier SYP necklace. So bad ass!

This post was sponsored by Jord wood watches

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Jalouse de mes lunettes? These Dior and Caroline Abram sunglasses can be yours

Aren’t they lovely (insert heart eye emoji). What I meant to say what that they can be yours at a fraction of the cost if you join me and my friends at Merivale Optometric on October 27 from 4-8 pm.

Les Parisiens Ladies Night is this year’s theme, hosted by owner and head Optometrist Dr. Joelle Zagury. She will be featuring Dior and Caroline Abrams sunglasses/prescription eyewear, and will be making a donation with each purchase to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Zagury, who is no stranger to fashion and known to be a trend setter in the city, is a brilliant business woman (#girlboss) who has managed to slay the eyewear industry in Ottawa, by running a quaint, yet fully stocked shop in the heart of the busy Merivale Rd strip (just across the street from Nicastro’s.. that’s the secret I bet!). Merivale Optometric houses the best of the best when in comes to fashion eyewear and includes top brands like Jimmy Choo, Ray Ban, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Kate Spade and Burberry to name a few.

If you’ve been wanting a new pair of sunnies or need a new pair of glasses, please come by on October 27 and just have a peek, I promise you won’t be disappointed.


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Nailing your Paris Fashion Week street style look with local Ottawa boutiques

Paris Fashion Week just wrapped up and has left me reminiscing on my one-and-only Euro trip. Almost 8 years ago, my husband and I spent one week in Paris over New Years and had a wonderful time freezing our buns off touring the streets and indulging to our hearts content! He even proposed to me on New Years eve in a dingy bar with a mock ring, where I immediately told him to get off the dirty floor and was revolted by the ring he picked out… hahaha. One thing I will never forget is accidentally going to noted fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier’s photography exhibit in the Petit Palais. Oh yes, I also remember being super flattered when folks assumed I was a local (nailed it! all black everything is always a safe look in Paris!)


This post is not so much about visiting Paris or how to be Parisian, but mostly about how to nail your Paris Fashion Week street style look, while supporting local businesses in Ottawa!

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This pic tho… my sis nailed it with her iphone 6!

Outfit details

Is anyone else super confused about this warm fall weather we’ve been having? I bought this Flippa K dress at Viens Avec Moi this summer and ironically it hasn’t been cool enough for me to wear it! My purse is a consignment treasure from AMH Style. My necklace is from Canadian designer Biko, purchased at  Vincent. My Dior glasses are borrowed from Merivale Optometric. My bracelet is from Ottawa designer Jenny Bird from Magpie Jewellery, and new symphony booties were gifted from Geox Rideau Centre! If you do the math, that’s 5 out of 6 local item ratio, or 83% local.


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My new Geox booties are life!
Modeling my Dior sunglasses from Merivale Optometric – I wish these were mine! If you’re looking for new shades, join me at their upcoming shopping event “Les Parisiens Ladies Night” on Oct 27 from 4-8. Merivale Optometric is offering major discounts on Dior and Caroline Abrams eyewear and will be making a donation with every purchase to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind .



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Casually sitting on the steps and owning my rbf … hahaha

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I bought this Flippa K dress at Vienz Avec Moi this summer. I love it! I know I will get lots of wear out of it.

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