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Classic California Christmas Style With Jord Watches

Christina Lyon

While it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for many folks all around the world, us Californians are not on Santa’s List in that department. Although I’ve been on the go a lot this year I’m thrilled to be celebrating Christmas with my family in my home town. But here in So Cal, it’s been so sunny out that it’s easy to forget that the Holiday season is upon us. Alas, Christmas is just two weeks away! Thankfully, Jord Watches reached out to me about partnering with them for their 2017 Holiday Campaign and immediately I could hear Christmas bells jingling!

I was already familiar with Jord after seeing their beautifully crafted wood watches all over Instagram, and was elated to style my very own. Because I’m always on the go, having a reliable watch to keep me on time is an absolute essential. Not only do I love the look of wood watches, but Jord’s are so lightweight and comfortable! I’m happy to finally have added a timeless one to my collection.

Jord has a large selection of beautiful pieces to chose from. However, I knew the moment I saw it that I had to have the Frankie in Zebrawood and Champagne. Classic, elegant and perfect for the holidays! I love the large crystal face with gold details, which echo the undertones of my complexion perfectly. The zebrawood adds a rustic flair to my wardrobe that I felt would accompany my vintage pieces and retro Holiday style. There are multiple colors for the face but in the spirit of mistletoes and clinking glasses I chose champagne because, well who doesn’t love champagne?

Cozy mornings in front of the fire with Jord Watches

Jord’s Craftsmanship

Jord watches are crafted entirely with 100% natural wood, adding a rustic element to any look. A unique detail in Jord’s craftsmanship that sets them a step above the rest is that the band is built with pin and collar construction. Most watches employ just the pin, but the collar makes the watch more sturdy and less likely to disassemble. You won’t realize how important this is until you’ve purchased a wood watch only to have it miraculously vanish from your wrist two hours later. This happened to my boyfriend in Venice, Italy… but it won’t be happening to my Jord watch thanks to the reinforncement the collar provides.

Day to Night Holiday Style

The combination of the natural Zebrawood with shimmery champagne create the most elegant and effortless look. Aside from my Frankie being stunning, it literally goes with every outfit making it not only chic, but also practical! It’s rapidly becoming my go-to accessory for every outfit.

From day to night I styled my Frankie with different looks. For a day out in LA I paired it with vintage jeans, a classic white collared button up, a vintage belt, suede tasseled bag, vintage jewelry and glasses. Because the watch is neutral, I paired it with neutral tones and added black details with my shoes, bag and belt to add contrast and create an effortless but sophisticated look.

For the Mission in Festival of Lights Christmas Market in Riverside, I wanted a festive look so I paired the watch with a neutral sweater dress, stockings, a cozy knit sweater and tied in the champagne face with matching gold jewelry.

The Fit

I’ve worn many watches in my life, and although the Frankie is the largest I’ve worn yet, the soft colors make it feminine. If you love my Frankie in Zebrawood and Champagne but have a smaller wrist, you can always go with the Frankie 35, which is smaller. I’m 5’9 and have larger wrists so the Frankie is perfect for me.

I styled my Frankie Jord watch with a vintage mixed metal band, a classic white collared button up and vintage jeans.

Follow me to my sunset playground at home in Redondo Beach.

Though the sun is shining every day my Jord Frankie wood watch has helped me get into the Christmas spirit! I had so much fun styling this piece. From my go-to vintage California beach style to cozy sunset beach walks to glistening Christmas markets, my Frankie goes with it all!

If you want a special piece to elevate your holiday wardrobe, I highly recommend adding a Jord wood watch to your wish list! They also make the perfect gift for someone special. If you’ve still got Christmas shopping to do, fear not! My watch arrived within 3 days from placing my order.

Let’s all sing it together now… “All I want for Christmas is you…” and a Jord Watch. 😉

Wearing my new Frankie Jord watch in front of the decked out Christmas tree at the Riverside Festival of Lights Christmas Market.

*Special thanks to Jord for gifting me with my wood watch in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own! <3 

Do you have a Jord wood watch? Let me know how you styled it in the comments below!

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December 12, 2017


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  1. Yasmine says:

    Great photos!I’m not a watch person, but if I were, this isan option I would seriously consider! Also, I love, love, love the photo of you holding your guy’s hand and looking back. It looks like an ad!

  2. I have been seeing these watches everywhere recently and they are so cute! 😅 Love your photos as well, feeling very Christmassy now haha

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