Unique Wood Watches: A Gorgeous Conversational Piece + $100 Giveaway

When it comes to watches, I look for more than one that can just tell me the time – I look for a piece of art. The materials of a watch and the meaning behind them can really alter the reason I choose a certain one! I have been wearing the same watch for the past four years because I haven’t found another one that “sparked joy” for me.  

I always see the same type of watches over and over – nowadays it’s either an Apple Watch (but they do make bands for your Apple watch) or a metal watch that looks just like the rest out there. You don’t really see watch companies entering the sustainability realm yet – except for Jord (pronounced like Yode). Their watches are crafted using beautiful reclaimed woods that range from bamboo to sandalwood to purpleheart, just to name a few.


I was able to work with Jord to find a watch that not only “sparked joy” for me, but also fits me incredibly. A lot of times watches don’t sit in the correct place on my wrist or they will be too tight, but Jord sent me the Frankie style, and it fits me perfectly. The Frankie has a nice larger face without having too thick of a band, giving it that feminine feel.

My favorite thing about the watch is definitely the color. You all know that I am a #colorenthusiast, so when I first heard the watches were wood, I wasn’t sure that this would be the right collaboration for me, but when I saw this purpleheart and plum watch, my heart skipped a beat. Jord does an impeccable job of giving you the backstory of your watch. I learned the purple color of the watch is natural from the purpleheart wood!

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The watch I’ve been wearing for close to five years is gold and has a beautiful face – but sometimes I just need a little something “extra” and this hits the nail on the head.

If I were to go for a different style at Jord, I would 100% get the new Cora Polaris. This watch combines beautiful woods and Swarovski diamonds.


More about Jord:

A company that has the desire to change the world will always be a win in my book, but a company that also offers free worldwide shipping while sustaining their mission is a game changer!  

Jord will also work with you to ensure your watch fits you perfectly and they have additional options for customizations (think mixing woods + engraving!). One more bonus: your watch comes with a year-long warranty.

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Are you intrigued yet? Good, now here is your chance to win one!

I hope after almost five years of blogging, you all know that I only collaborate with companies that I truly believe in, so I want you to have the chance to win $100 off a Jord watch!

You can enter here: www.jordwatches.com/g/definingdanie

Giveaway Details:

  • The winner will receive a $100 gift code to go towards your watch purchase (this covers almost the full cost of a watch!)
  • Everyone who enters will receive a 10% off gift code in their email!!
  • The winner will be emailed in a month when the contest is concluded
  • I will be in touch throughout the giveaway to update you on the progress
  • All you have to do is enter here: www.jordwatches.com/g/definingdanie



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Can’t wait to see which one of you babes win!


This post was sponsored by Jord, but all opinions are my own. 


Items you MUST pick up at Old Navy’s Black Friday Sale

Hi all of my lovely readers!

Can you believe that it’s already Thanksgiving? You know that also means it’s time for Black Friday!!!!

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I am high-key obsessed with Old Navy and I promise that you can find me at Old Navy tomorrow night after dinner. I’ve already picked up some items during some the stores “pre-Black Friday” sales that I think you should also pick up!

From one of my favorite people (aka the Store Manager at the Waugh Chapel Old Navy), I learned that the ENTIRE store is 50%, cozy socks are $1 and they are open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving! If you are out and about on Saturday and are looking for even more great sales at ON, pajama bottoms are going to be only $5! You just seriously can always find a win at ON.

Here are the items that I think you should pick up this Black Friday:

Sherpa Coat with faux suede lining

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This jacket comes in both plus size and straight sizes. I am wearing a plus size 3x. It fits well, and can definitely fit sweaters underneath. I paired this with my favorite sweater that ON came out with this winter and my favorite ON plaid scarf from last winter. You can find  similar scarf here.

Perfect Sweater

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I said that the sweater that I am wearing above is my favorite sweater that ON produced this winter, and one of the reasons is because it comes in four different color options! I purchased three out of the four. This is seriously the most comfortable sweater you will find this winter. I am wearing a straight size XXL. The jeans that I am wearing are the plus size high-rise Rockstar Jeggings. You will feel like a total babe in these! They are comfy, supportive and all around amazing.

Earrings: Kate Spade
Similar shoes: Express

Boho Chic Shirt and Fringe Jeans

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Boho chic anything will get me every time! When I saw this shirt in store, I was a little worried that the color wouldn’t be great on me because of my blonde hair, but the minute I tried it on, I was obsessed! The pleated long sleeves and the cut make this shirt versatile — you could wear this dressed up or down! I chose to pair this shirt with my favorite ON jeans from their winter 2017 collection.

The Floral Velvet Holiday Jumpsuit + Sparkley Heels 


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This jumpsuit gives me L I F E!!! When I saw this online, I didn’t even look at the price before purchasing! I knew I had to grab this for my work holiday party. I am wearing a size XXL! When I was in the store last week, I also came across these heels, so I tried them on in-store…but their 10 didn’t fit me, so I purchased an 11!


I hope that you love these looks as much as I do, and I cannot wait to go to ON tomorrow evening! Let me know what you pick up from ON this Black Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!



My Black Friday Finds!

Can we talk about the great sales that hit stores this weekend? One store in particular had the best sales in my opinion… One of my favorites had daily sales leading up to Black Friday, and then the whole store was 50 percent off on Black Friday!

Do you know what store I’m talking about?


For the past three years, my mom and I always make sure to hit Old navy on Black Friday and for the past two years, we’ve gone after Thanksgiving dinner- it has become one of my favorite traditions!

I also purchased some online that I have not received yet, but I will post screen shots below of the items! I purchased everything in an XXL in store.

Here’s what I got (make sure you check them out on Cyber Monday too, because I know they are continuing to do 40 percent off.).


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Shirt / Jeans/ Scarf


Scarf/ Vest/ Shirt






Dress (I am wearing as a shirt) 






Because I did this photoshoot in the middle of D.C., I could not change into this beautiful jumpsuit I got, but here is a photo from Old Navy’s website:

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I purchased this in an XXL, and it fits me PERFECTLY! It actually is a little longer on me than on the model because I have short legs!


What I purchased online and still waiting to receive: 

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I got bottoms to a swim suit because I started aqua classes and only have boring black ones! Screen Shot 2017-11-26 at 7.45.32 PM

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My mom got me this scarf in store, but it’s for Hannukah 😉

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I know everyone is asking, how much was all of that?! After adding up everything and I got everything for LESS than $200!! I got it for $199.20 😉

I am so happy with all of my purchases! I hope you love everything too and check out Old Navy’s Cyber Monday deals.