Happy Monday! Last week was a whirlwind and my body quite literally shut down on me, which caused me to take a beat and recall a personal goal of mine for this year: remember to pause and take time for yourself.
It sounds easy enough, right? The thing is, many of us can stretch ourselves thin and get so caught up in all of the day to day tasks that we overwork ourselves to the point of exhaustion. As odd as it may sound, I am rediscovering the elements of making my health a priority.
I exercise, eat mostly healthy, and enjoy my day job. All three contribute to overall health, but one additional component I am learning to balance is getting enough rest–and not just in the literal 7-9 hours of sleep sense. I love hanging out with the people I care about, but I recognize I also need to incorporate alone time so I can recharge. This past weekend, I decided to just that!
A Weekend in Style
On Saturday, I went to the mall for a relaxing shopping day by myself. A few of my favorite stores are having sales right now, and I find shopping alone to be very calming. Afterward, I spend the night in planning out the next few months. There are a few events and trips I have coming up so staying organized and planning ahead is an absolute must. Not to mention, trying to stay on top of everything can be stressful if I don’t write it all down and organize my thoughts.
Continuing my weekend of relaxation, I spent the early part of Sunday afternoon at one my favorite coffee shops, Local Coffee. What is it about a coffee spot that instantly puts a smile on my face? Maybe it’s the cozy atmosphere, the excellent playlist, or the good coffee. Perhaps it’s a blend of all three, but it was the perfect place to wrap up a relaxing weekend. As for the outfit, I managed to tweak my go-to summer look just a bit with accessories and a printed top.
Accessorizing for Summer with JORD Watches
The unique watch is particularly interesting because it’s wood! Received courtesy of JORD watches, I’m wearing a style from their Fieldcrest series. JORD watches are handcrafted wood timepieces created with the modern lifestyle in mind. The Zebrawood & Maple grain pattern of the cool watch I selected is what instantly caught my eye. While I paired the watch with a bold top for a weekend outfit, it’s versatile enough to be styled with a subtle office look during the week.
If you’re on the hunt for summer-approved accessories, I recommend checking out JORD watches. The challenge with accessories during the summer is the comfort factor. Oftentimes, bulky jewelry can feel heavy and hot during warmer seasons, making it uncomfortable to wear any statement pieces.
I actually experienced this during my first music festival trip two years ago and ended up forgoing all jewelry by the end of the first day. JORD watches are made of wood so they’re incredibly lightweight despite the size. They offer both men’s and women’s watches, so there is something for everyone!
$100 JORD Watch Giveaway
Interested in owning a JORD watch? I’ve partnered with JORD to host a special giveaway! One lucky person will win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD watches site, but that’s not all! The giveaway closes on August 6th. While the winner gets a $100 gift code, everyone else will receive a consolation code worth $25 off when the contest ends as a thank you for entering! It’s a win-win! All you have to do is click here to fill out the giveaway form!
Remember: Click here to enter the win-win giveaway!
- One winner will receive the $100 gift code
- All remaining entrants will receive a $25 consolation code
- Contest ends on August 6th at 11:59 pm!
- Codes provided are valid thru October 29!
- Enter here!