Trends for Spring: Unique Wood Watches by Jord + GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys! It’s been a while here at the blog {always posting over at @piperellice on Instagram though!}, but I’ve got a long list of things to share with you here and I wanted to kick it all off with an awesome collab + giveaway for you!

I’ve long admired Jord Wood Watches and their commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and bloggers! You may have seen other blogs featuring a variety of their stunning styles, and that’s because they believe in the community that is the blog/social media world which I love. So when they reached out to me I was both honored and excited

When I first saw these wood watches a couple of years ago, I initially thought they would be a great fit for my wood-working husband. I’m now able to say I think they’re great for the ladies too. From the beautiful packaging, to the variety of face and wood colors that can be customized with mixing and matching, there is a style for every taste. I absolutely loved how smooth the wood felt {doesn’t feel at all like what you’d think a wooden band would} and it is a whole lot lighter than the metal watch I normally wear. Plus, it fit perfectly thanks to their super easy to follow fitting guide.

The neutral wooden design of my Frankie Zebrawood & Champagne watch is perfect for day-to-day wear. It’s going to become my new go-to for the office and casual weekend wear. I love how it looks against the dark denim, and is such a unique piece that really grabs the eye. I like a large watch face, and this one is a great size that doesn’t interfere when I bend my hand but is really easy to read at a glance. This style watch comes in couple other wood colors and some additional face colors like navy blue and emerald green!

Now that I’ve worn mine, I’ll have to get one for CJM soon. These make a great gift for anyone in your life. I like to add a special touch to any gift I give, and most Jord watch backplates can be engraved as well as their cedar humidor presentation boxes, too. Jord {pronounced Yode} is an American company based out of St. Louis and they’re constantly developing new designs. The watches are are a sophisticated mix of natural, and largely re-claimed materials, combined with quality movements and components.

 If you’re looking for a gift {or to gift yourself!}, Jord + I have a great opportunity for you. Simply click the link below and register to win $100 off any Jord Wood Watch! You’ll be contacted in a month via email once the contest closes if you’re the winner. Be sure to enter, as every entrant will get a little surprise, too!


 Wooden Wrist Watch

St. Patrick's Season in Dublin, GA

I think anytime you live in a small town, people complain. There's not enough restaurants, shops, or things to do. I've always been one to throw myself into anywhere I've lived and be involved in {too} many activities and organizations so I always feel busy. March, and most of February, in Dublin, Ga., is definitely a season where there isn't "nothing to do."

I'm a part of the volunteer-based Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick's Festival Committee that works all year to coordinate over 50 events throughout our community from mid-February through the end of March. This is my first year on the committee, and I honestly didn't realized just how much goes on during these six or so weeks until I got so involved! This is one of my favorite volunteer activities because it directly benefits our little community, but also because there are so many great people involved in all of our efforts.

This past weekend, we had our annual Irish Balloon Fest and I got to experience my first ride in a hot air balloon! As someone who is terribly afraid of heights {with the exception of roller coasters...I know, makes no sense} I was really proud of myself for just hopping in the basket and taking off. It was the coolest thing! A little scary as we topped the trees, but once we were up high enough, the quiet and stillness of the sky was something magical. We were able to see a couple of miles out in each direction and landed right in Downtown Dublin. There was also a balloon glow and tethered rides Saturday night which is such a beautiful sight to see.

This is officially the week of green in Dublin, with something going on every single day! I'm looking forward to taking pictures at the Leprechaun contest Tuesday night, visiting the Capitol in Atlanta Wednesday for the official festival proclamation by Governor Kemp, working and eating at the Pancake Supper Thursday night and attending the 20's-themed gala Friday evening. Super Saturday will hold the parade, corned beef and cabbage lunch, arts and crafts festival, ShamROCK and Munchies in the Park with all of this capped off by a special St. Patrick's brunch at the country club Sunday morning.

It's busy, and I'm tired already, but it's so much fun being green. For more info and a list of all events, visit:

Check out my St. Patrick's Highlight on Instagram for a recap of all the fun! @piperellice

What I Bought at the After Party Sale | Jan 2019

The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is still going on! I snagged a few great tops yesterday when it first began, and most are still available. I took a second look this morning because a few new items were released around 9 a.m., but nothing in particular sparked my interest. Typically, my tactic is to stick to items that are less than $50 each, because otherwise it doesn't feel like such a deal unless it's THE item I HAVE to have. My goal this sale was to get some green tops ahead of St. Patrick's season in Dublin. You can never have too much green around here! 

Essie Top in Bennett Blue Sneak A Beak 

Harbour Island Tunic in Multi Early Bloomer
Button Front Elsa Top in Multi Via Flora

Button Front Elsa Top in Inky Navy Bamboo Bash
*No longer available via Lilly Pulitzer site
Orella Wrap in Onyx Metallic
*No longer available via Lilly Pulitzer site