A Unique Timepiece for a New Beginning

Friday, September 14, 2018

          Actions speak louder than words, but words hold elusive power.  Like the saying, "Fake it 'til you make it," I believe if you say something enough times, you will start to believe it.  That's why I love mantras, and not just on Mondays; every day is #mondaymantra.  For the past three weeks, my mantra has been, "The best time for new beginnings is now."  Life throws inevitable changes sometimes when we least expect it and sometimes when we need it.  No matter what the circumstance may be, these changes always bring the opportunity for a new beginning.       

          If I had to sum up my life in a slogan fit for a bumper sticker, it would probably be "Currently in transition."  Now, in my August Favorites post, I did mention that I would reveal what my new change in career is.  Well, you may not know this, but I was an assistant teacher at a learning center for about five years.  I loved every minute of teaching my students and working with my co-workers and bosses.  Teaching was always a childhood dream of mine ever since I wrote the alphabet in chalk on the wooden bathroom door, pretending to teach a classroom full of students.    

         There was so much joy that came with teaching, but I've come to realize that my love for fashion runs a bit deeper.  I feel so grateful to have been given the opportunity to live out one of my dreams.  However, now I feel as if it is time to take a chance on another dream of mine, so I put in my two weeks notice and here I am sitting writing this blog post as my own boss.  I plan on placing more time, love, and care on my blog and social media, work on a few creative projects, and hopefully start my own fashion-related business.  Now that I work for myself, I'll be honest with you, there are days where I feel so empowered and there are times when my faith is shaky and I question my decisions.  At the end of the day, I am extremely happy and proud of taking this leap and I'm excited to embark on new creative endeavors! 

           To celebrate this new chapter, JORD was so kind to send me this elegant timepiece.  This is the second JORD watch I own and I am still mesmerized by the impeccable craftsmanship.  It really is a timeless work of art!              

          What makes this watch so precious to me is that my favorite quote is beautifully inscribed on the back of it.  Every time I gaze down at it to see the time, I am reminded to fully embrace this new transition and open my heart and mind to new opportunities.  It's little details like this that make this watch absolutely priceless.  

         The inscribed wooden jewelry box has a magnetic top closure that opens up to the watch wrapped around a little pillow, and it has a little drawer to hold the cleaning cloth.  Of all the packages I've ever received, JORD has the most thoughtful and rustically beautiful presentation.      

          For this outfit post, I chose to style the timepiece with a pair of chestnut corduroy flare pants and an oversized mock-neck sweater.  Can you tell I'm already ready for the fall sweater weather?  Keeping with the autumn theme, I accessorized with an emerald boxy purse, a gold horse chain belt, warm gold-tone jewelry, and of course, the JORD "Cassia" watch.  

         If you love the look of this JORD wood watch as much as I do and would like to add one of these exquisite timepieces to your collection, be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY I am hosting with JORD!  You can click the link HERE to enter to win $100 towards your own JORD watch.  All you have to do is type in your first name, your email, and which JORD watch caught your eye.  The GIVEAWAY ends on September 30th, so be sure to enter soon! Even if you don't win, you'll receive a code for 10% off your purchase just for entering.  How awesome is that? 
         All in all, I hope you enjoyed reading this post.  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog, and good luck to those who enter the GIVEAWAY.  May the odds be in your favor!  Thank you, also, to JORD for gifting me this lovely timepiece.  I will treasure it for years to come!  As always, I am sending you lots of love from my heart to yours!

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Sweater: Shein (Similar Here)
Pants: Forever 21 (Similar Here)
Heels: Versus (Similar Here)
Purse: Forever 21 (Similar Here)
Belt: Vintage (Similar Here)
Watch: JORD (Similar Here)
Earrings: Banana Republic (Similar Here)




"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." -Steve Jobs

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  1. Your watch looks very nice. Your outfit is equally special. The earrings, sweater, and pants look great. Adorable smile and hairstyle of yours as always. Everyone knows what time it is- it's your time to stylishly shine and sparkle, and you do just that with this outfit and these pictures.


    1. You are always so sweet, John! Thank you for your continued support!



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