Wednesday, December 16, 2015

how to: arm candy with JORD watches

Today I’ve teamed up with JORD to give you some tips on how to create the perfect arm candy. I fell in love with JORD watches since the moment I was scrolling through their website because their watches are different than anything I’ve seen. How are they different you may ask? Well simply because their watches are made out of WOOD!!! Yup that’s right wood! They have several collections for both men and women which are made of different types of wood like maple, bamboo, and rosewood to name a few. They also size the watch for you, and ship it in the cutest wooden box.

Now lets create some arm candy with JORD! One of my favorite ways to glam up my outfit is by accessorizing with some bling! Adding jewelry, can truly turn your whole outfit around, and one trend that is still going strong is the “Arm Candy” trend. Although the point of it is to stack up wrist jewelry, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can throw as many bracelets as you can and it will look good. You have to be careful with how you stack up otherwise your arm candy will look uncoordinated. With that being said, here are my personal tips for creating a clutter proof arm candy...

Tip # 1: Start with a statement piece!
Watches are my absolute go-to for using as my main piece. There's something about adding a timepiece to your arm candy that gives it a chic look. I am loving my rose gold & maple watch from JORD's Sidney collection. It is elegant and it goes with so many outfits.

Tip #2: Pick a color scheme and stick to it.
I went with rose as my color scheme to accentuate the rose gold my watch already has. JORD also has a variety of different colored woods and vibrant display colors like violet and turquoise. I love how yellow gold pairs with rose gold so I threw in a yellow gold bracelet in there and I love the way it turned out.

Tip #3:Choose diverse pieces to surround it.
Choose at least 3-4 layering pieces. Dainty bracelets, and diamond encrusted bracelets are most practical for me because I'm mostly in dressy clothes but if your style is more casual, I recommend beaded, and wrap bracelets. Keep in mind that shape and size matters, so wear both big and small bracelets to add texture to your arm candy.

Tip #4: It's called arm candy for a reason.
The statement is on your wrist so keep it there. Don't go crazy adding a statement necklace and big earrings or your look will be too overwhelming. Like I said, these tips are clutter proof....if you follow them, you'll be sure to have the cutest arm candy.

I hope you found this post helpful, and don't forget to check out JORD's collections by clicking on the image below. I must warn you though... you will fall in love with everything :)

* This post was in collaboration with JORD. All opinions are my own*

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What I wore: Thanksgiving day

Dress|Boots |Similar bag here and here | Love this scarf |Similar hat here

I cannot believe it's December! Time is sure flying by, and I am excited for Christmas and a new year. Today I wanted to share what I wore on thanksgiving. I know I'm late but better late than never right? For thanksgiving I wanted to dress comfy because I knew I was going to have seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths (whoops). Loose clothing was a must for me, but I also didn't want to look like I was wearing my dad’s clothes (lol) so when shopping around, I was glad I found this chic oversized sweater dress.

I’m a big sucker for ruffles and this dress was on sale for only $15, so obviously I had to get it. It also comes in the color “apricot” which is just as lovely as the grey. I’m wearing a medium and the length is perfect (I’m 5’4). For the most part, I was sitting down catching up with my cousins and family so wearing heels for the entire night wasn't a problem. I really like these OTK boots because they are comfy and don’t slide down. They also come in a taupe color.

What are your outfit plans for the upcoming holidays? Are you rocking the sequin trend, or keeping it casual? I'd love to know! To all of you who are new to my blog, WELCOME :) I hope you like what you see and stay. I am forever grateful for your support. Thank you for reading. XO