After years of spending my time blogging in my underwear and eating cornflakes straight from the box, I’ve come across a vast array of companies, brands, designers and magazines. I’ve been used to all kinds of treatment: bad, good, weird, stalker-ish, awful, borderline crazy. I’ve rarely been surprised by the kindness of people and it’s always such a pleasant discovery. It’s like opening the fridge and finding out the ice cream from last week you very thoughtfully decided to stash away. It’s like all your ex-boyfriends simultaneously just turned bald and fat!
JORD are one of those rare breeds that surprise me. Their staff were so kind and easy to communicate with, it’s like they’re real people….Seriously though, communication is a big pet peeve for me, don’t know why. Perhaps it’s because I like to talk and write long sentences garnished with dozes of awkward jokes, but communication is important, it’s seals the deal, whether it’s with a brand or with someone I decide to stalk, with the hopes that we’ll become best friends.
JORD’s kind treatment was the icing of a very fat and layered cake, one that would kill you if you eat it. The cherry on the icing is their amazing collection of wood watches. JORD derives from Swedish and means earth, soil, land. They strive to create sustainable, efficient watches from all natural untreated wood and every watch has it’s own unique feature.
The one I picked is the 94A Cherry, because of it’s masculine charisma. It came in this beautiful wooden box, cozily tucked in with a chubby pillow. The clips work perfectly, the watch is bulky and thick, the color is a rich brick hue.
Upon ordering your watch, for an additional 10$ you can size it to fit your wrist perfectly and in the box you get an additional link just in case you measured your wrist half-assed and ended up with the wrong measurements. The box also had a cleaning cloth and warranty card which were well welcomed bonuses! JORD also ship internationally, so if you’re like me, washed away in Eastern Europe which crazy people still visit thinking it’s exotic and cool for some weird reason, don’t worry, you can still order and it’ll get here fast! They ship with USPS First Class and USPS Priority Mail and my watch which was sent with USPS First Class arrived for less than a week!
Now for some outfit talk! Upon receiving my new watch I decided it was high time I spend at least 2 hours outside so I extracted myself from our cave home and went to a very busy, hipsterish cafe with the boyfriend. Tell you this, going outside is actually kind of good, just have to remember to do it from time to time. We met a few friends, talked about authority and the importance of uniforms (we’re an intelligent bunch) then almost starved to death, bought burgers, ate them on a secluded bench like deranged animals, waited a few minutes for the food to settle in and went back home to fall asleep in front of the telly.
We were going to visit a cafe that is situated at the heart of the city and I wanted to look pretty. I’m very much sick of the basic summer attire with no layers. It’s very hard for me to layer during summer, I have no idea how to do it, so I forced myself into figuring out a way.
For the base I added the essentials: simple shorts and a tunic with lace hem, then added a muscle tee on top, a floral kimono type cardigan, knee high socks and my nondesigner canvas bag.
The proportions here are just the right length, which I think helped to make the outfit look neatly tight and packaged. I decided to dress up for the watch, so I chose the colors accordingly: blue, burnt orange, rich brown and purple.
Do you likey? Have you ever shopped from JORD? Have you heard of them? What are your impressions?