Just in Time for the Holidays

Here's what I look for in a good watch: durability, uniqueness and affordability. It's hard these days to find an amazing watch that is worth the money as well as stands out from the crowd. Once I came across JORD Wood Watches, I fell in love with its unique aesthetic. The truth is, you need to invest at least a bit of money when buying a watch that is worthwhile. These watches are definitely worth the investment!

This men's watch is crafted in beautiful zebrawood and dark sandalwood. This one in particular was one of my favorites because of the white face contrasting with the darker wood, yet they complement each other so well. My boyfriend loves wooden decor and gadgets, so a JORD watch was a match made in timepiece heaven. (When he went to get it resized, the jeweler mentioned how it was the best wooden watch he has ever seen.)

I have a lot of males in my life—my boyfriend, many guy friends, my dad and three brothers—and sometimes it can be hard to find a gift that is both thoughtful and something that could be regularly utilized. I have recently discovered that watches can be the perfect gift as they end up becoming an extension of their owner. (And every time they take a sip of coffee, write down a note or cook dinner, they will be reminded of you!)

All in all, I was impressed with the quality of this JORD watch. And, ladies, don't fret! They have beautiful women's watches as well that I need to get my hands on. Currently eyeing that Dark Sandalwood and Emerald. :)

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For this and other gift ideas, visit my Pinterest board. Happy Holidays, my friends!

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This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, but all words and opinions are my own. 

Home for the Holidays: Gift Guide 2016

Holiday shopping can be stressful. I ALWAYS procrastinate holiday shopping, but this year, I'm trying to change that. Online shopping can really ease the pain with this, especially if you like to avoid crowds, traffic and the cold (that's me!). However, sometimes it's still hard to navigate the endless department store that is the Internet. Here, I've curated some winter essentials that double as great holiday gifts (whether you're gifting a friend or treating yourself)!

1. Wool-blend gray coat @ H&M, $129

2. Oversized plaid flannel scarf @ Old Navy, $23

3. Royal blue floppy hat @ Zulily, $20

4. Matte lip kit @ Kylie Cosmetics, $29

5. Leather ankle boot @ VISCATA, $135

6. Black velvet crossbody bag @ Steve Madden, $20

7. Black suede and leather gloves @ Ted Baker, $97

8. Fringe cropped jeans @ Moda Operandi in Black and Light Wash, $206-295

9. Rose hibiscus hydrating face mist @ Herbivore Botanicals, $28

10. Pom pom keychain @ Humble Chic, $28

Minimalist Fashion Heaven

To kick-off Kansas City Fashion Week, I attended the Anaphora & Post/Edit event in Overland Park for an evening of cocktails, shopping and networking! To say it simply, I think Anaphora was actually created especially for me. 

I love minimalist fashion. Partly because I'm lazy, partly because it doesn't go out of style, partly because I truly believe in "less is more" when it comes to fashion, decorating, and (at times) life in general. This store seemed like it was very thoughtfully planned in all aspects; the pieces were carefully selected to fit with the Anaphora brand, and I didn't see a single item of clothing that I wasn't in love with. 

I love how the store was separated by color: black, white, blush, military green, camel, brick red. Each of the pieces were unique and high-quality. Although at a higher price point than most places I shop at, the prices were affordable for the quality of clothes you would be getting. I sadly didn't walk out with anything this time, but I definitely need to take a trek to Overland Park soon to splurge for my birthday in November!

The clothing in this store is how I imagine my wardrobe to be in an ideal world. Since that doesn't exist, I can keep dreaming and continue to work toward those #closetgoals. I would also very much like to buy that velvet black couch, please and thank you.

Thank you, Anaphora, for simply existing.


5601 W 135th St
Overland Park, Kansas

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