Jord Watch Review

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I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been a huge fan of watches for myself. I love them on other people and have bought my husband a slew of them throughout our time together, but personally I am just incredibly picky about them. My husband has always been a big fan of the wood watch look however I was never able to get into it myself, always thinking it was way more of a masculine look. Then I saw Jord’s collection of feminine looking wood watches. Ranging in colors from rose, to champagne, to a pretty turquoise and so many more, their watches stood out to me right away as a watch I could totally get behind.

Upon receiving my watch, I was impressed before ever even seeing the watch itself. I am all about presentation. I prefer my food to be perfecty placed with care on a plate and I prefer my new clothes to arrive wrapped in a cute little box with tissue paper. Jord and I apparently have that in common because the presentation on this watch was just stunning. The watch comes perched on a little pillow inside a beautiful high quality wood box. The wood box even has a little drawer for your watch cleaning accessories and includes a watch cleaning starter pack. Once you get past the amazing display and study the watch for itself, there is even more to be impressed with.

One of the things that has always annoyed me about watches is that they are so difficult to take on and off. Each one has their own little version of a clasp, and I usually feel like I’m about to break the watch (or a nail) trying to take it off, eventually just asking my husband to take it off for me. The people at Jord seem to have thought of every little detail, because this watch is SO easy to remove. Push the two little side clasps in, and just like that, the watch is off.

I’ve worn my ‘Cora series- Zebrawood & Rose’ watch out and about a few times now and love the extra little touch that it effortlessly gives my outfits. Being a major fan of gold and rose gold, the rose cora matches all of my jewelry perfectly and despite my usual distate for watches, has managed to quickly become one of my go-to accessories.

As I mentioned, my husband loves wood watches, so I have bought him a couple different ones now, both from Amazon. I did research for days and finally chose ones that I thought were good quality for a fair price. One ended up breaking pretty quickly and the other is nice but nowhere near the quality that I have seen with Jord.  I had always seen the Jord watches advertised but wondered if they were really worth the slight jump up in price. I can now assure you.. they totally are. From presentation, to quality, to visual appeal… Jord has figured it all out when it comes to wood watches and you really do get what you pay for.

With Fathers Day right around the corner, Jord would make the perfect gift. To help you out with that, I have teamed up with Jord to give one of my followers a $100 gift card to put towards the watch of your choice. If you’re like me and you’re getting real sick of entering giveaway after giveaway only to lose them all, the extra kicker here is that EVERY person who enters this giveaway will automatically receive a code for $25 off of a Jord watch purchase. This giveaway ends May 28 at 11:59PM, so go on and get yourself entered here: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/thewhineconnoisseur

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Young At Heart Co. Product Review

I’m incredibly picky when it comes to clothing for my little man. The sizing, the style, the quality… If it doesn’t fit my admittedly over the top standards, it doesn’t go on my baby, end of story. This makes shopping both time consuming and often pretty costly (que my husband’s complaints), which is why I couldn’t be more excited when I stumble upon brands that measure up to all of these standards, such as Young at Heart Co. I recently discovered Young At Heart, an etsy shop full of super affordable//handmade baby clothes and accessories that come in a wide range of styles and designs.

Pictured below is my son wearing the ‘sketchy lines’ shorts in a size 2T. Right off the bat, I noticed a few pretty rad things about this shop:

1. The turn around//shipping time was surprisingly fast. I’m the kind of person that orders something online, then checks the mail every day for the rest of the week wondering why in the world the order didn’t immediately and miraculously show up in my mailbox moments after I submitted the order. This shop kept that waiting to a minimum, making for one happy mommy.

2. The quality is fantastic. The shorts are soft, light (perfect for Las Vegas summers), and clearly made with care. My boy is extremely ‘rough and tough’. He’s already taken several falls and dives in these shorts and they have remained perfectly in tact.

3. The fit is just right. My son is on the smaller side, which often makes it tricky to size when ordering from online. These shorts are true to size, and just loose enough that I feel confident that they will fit him for the rest of the summer, but tight enough that they aren’t sagging off his little bum.

I can highly recommend Young At Heart to all of the mamas out there that appreciate a quality fashion forward and handmade baby clothing and accessory brand. Beyond the shorts, they offer several other cute styles//products great for both genders during all seasons. Check out their etsy link: youngatheartco.etsy.com to browse all of their options and check back here//on my instagram (link in sidebar) in a few days for a discount code!

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Who says baby boys can’t be stylish?

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If you’re a momma to boys, I don’t have to tell you that buying clothes for boys pretty much always sucks. Walking into the children’s clothing section of just about every store, the girls side takes up about 75% of the space and is overfilling with adorably stylish options, while the boys side is picked over with only a few ninja turtle graphic tshirts remaining. Upon quickly discovering this, I set out to find the best brands for catering to my stylish little dude. The first and most important thing I discovered was that internet shopping is your best friend when it comes to little boys clothing… Which works out for the best because taking a little guy shopping can be a whole journey in itself. Here is a list of my top 5 baby boy clothing websites. Let me know what your favorite baby boy clothing shops are in the comments section below!

Baby Gap: Gap is where a good 2/3 of my son’s clothes come from. If you pounce at the right time, they’ve usually got major sales going on with anywhere from 25-40% off everything. They have everything from basics to adorable button downs and cardigans, and they very rarely are out of stock of the sizes that you need. I think a lot of people avoid baby Gap because they are under the impression that it’s super pricey, but if you shop with them online and wait for the major sales (which happen at least once a week), you can snag deals just as good as you’d get at a department store. Website: gap.com

VonBon Apparel: VonBon sells my favorite baby leggings in the entire world. A lot of baby leggings tend to sag or fit awkwardly, but not VonBon! These leggings are on the pricier end of things, but with the unique patterns and organic cotton, splurging on a couple of quality pairs of leggings can be completely justified. They also sell matching organic cotton bibs and blankets. Website: vonbon.ca

Etsy: Etsy is a dream come true for the mama who wants unique trendy baby clothes without breaking the bank. There are hundreds of quality shops selling moccassins, graphic tshirts, bandana bibs, and leggings that look almost identical to some of the most expensive designer baby brands. And since I’m pretty sure your little man will never look back at his baby photos and scold you for buying him Etsy shop moccs instead of designer baby moccs, you can’t go wrong! Website: Etsy.com

Lucky Brand: I felt so.. Lucky… when I discovered the sales going on at Luckybrand.com (giving you all a free pass to make fun of me for that dorky joke). I had initially checked out the website for myself after I’d outgrown all of my jeans during pregnancy. While on the site, I decided to check out the baby section, and what a pleasant surprise it was. The baby sale section has some of the best baby sales out there. I managed to buy my son two pairs of pants and four adorable tshirts for $40. Lucky sells very few products for the smaller guys, but is awesome for boys 2T and up. Website: luckybrand.com

Loola: I came across Loola on Instagram and instantly fell in love with their unique baby leggings. While a lot of their products are geared more towards little girls, they do have some awesome baby boy items also. My son has several of their clever tshirts as well as a pair of their leggings. The leggings are so flattering and are far more affordable than a lof the the quality baby leggings on the market. Loola also regularly posts discount codes on their instagram, which only makes them even more affordable! Website: loola.bigcartel.com