Nordgreen’s minimalist watches

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So I guess it’s been kinda customary that I start each post with, long time no see! I can’t believe my last post was in APRIL – although since then, I’ve driven Melbs to Perth with Ken & Cookie, jumped headfirst into two music therapy jobs and been trying to get into a gym routine as well as juggle my various mental health struggles and plan a wedding (no biggie).

The point of this post is to review Nordgreen’s Scandinavian designer watches. I was lucky enough to get my hot little hands on a Nordgreen watch not long ago, and it’s honestly the minimalism lover’s dream. The watches are designed by Jakob Wagner who has been a part of the team of brands such as Bang & Olufsen. There are three different designs to choose from, and I did have difficulty deciding, because they’re all appealingly simple and clean.

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Nordgreen is also a start-up I can get behind as they have core values of giving back to the community and social responsibility. For each watch sold, the buyer is able to choose to give back to one of three different causes, using a unique serial number on the back of your watch. Nordgreen has partnered with Water For Good, giving two months of clean water; Pratham Education to give two months of education to a child and Cool Earth, preserving 50 sqm of rainforest. Pretty awesome, I think it’s so important to give back a little no matter how big or small you may be.

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I chose the Infinity watch in Silver – 32mm with the mesh strap. The straps are actually interchangeable though, so you can choose to buy multiple straps and switch them around. I love the mesh strap, as it’s breathable, looks really cool and, even though I play guitar and crawl around with kids at work, have found that it doesn’t irritate me or fall down my wrist like other bands have. The 32mm small watch face is modern and sleek, and is much smaller than I’m used to, but makes me question why I’ve always worn such big watches. It’s also very ‘neutral’ because it hasn’t clashed with any outfit I’ve worn.

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Well, I think pictures speak louder than words, it’s clearly a beautiful and timeless watch. I love being able to tell the time while looking cuuuute and although this Nordgreen watch was sent to me as a PR sample, however I can safely say that this is my favourite watch I own, even over watches I’ve purchased for $200+ out of my own pocket!!

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If you’re interested in seeing/reading more about Nordgreen-

WEBSITE: http://nordgreen.com
INSTAGRAM: @nordgreenofficial

I kinda overdid the watch/time puns on my last post, and I tried to think of a new one, but it was very time consuming & I ran outta time…*sigh*

New posts coming v soon mi amigos,
Stacy xxoo

This post was sponsored by Nordgreen Copnehagen, and the watch was generously gifted to me in return for my creative content, but all opinions are my own. I strive to be honest and upfront to my readers and my relationship with you guys is way more important than money!

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JORD Wood Watches: A Stylish Tree-t!

Okay well straight off the bat, sorry about the pun in the title #sorrynotsorry. I couldn’t help myself, I’m just acorn-y person 😀

So, I have had the opportunity to work with JORD wood watches and I am thrilled! I have recently gotten back into wearing a watch, and have a shiny silver and a pretty pink, but I’ve never owned a wooden watch before. I had a huge selection to choose from, but decided on the ‘Frankie’ style in dark sandalwood and emerald. It gave me dark, sultry, masculine vibes and I’ve been digging jewel tones coming into Autumn (for those of us in the Southern hemisphere!)

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This watch, when it arrived was packaged beautifully. It looks high class and is obviously made to last. I was pleased to know that JORD watches uses natural wood, without the use of any nasty chemicals to treat the wood. The clasps are also stainless steel. I do have sensitive skin to jewellery sometimes, but I’ve worn this watch a few days in a row now and haven’t had any issues.

With Mother’s Day coming up, I was thinking about making a gift guide and these beautiful wooden watches would definitely make the cut as a ‘good daughter’ gift. I’m super excited that I’ve actually got the opportunity to host a giveaway for a $100 gift voucher to go towards your very own stylish JORD wood watch (or even one for a special mum or grandma)! Every person who enters will also get a little sneaky discount off their purchase just for entering, so hey, nothing to lose 🙂

Without further ado, CLOCK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

(You know I meant click but that was actually a typo that I decided to keep in there…)

This giveaway ends on the 6th of May, so get entering!

Check out JORD’s Women’s Wood Watches | Men’s Wood Watches to pick a fave!

Happy browsing, and if you woodn’t mind, also check out my unboxing video I made for my JORD watch – YouTube link right here 🙂

Okay okay no more puns…

Bye for now!

PS. Here are some bonus snaps ft. my kitty princess Cookie!

This post was sponsored by JORD watches, but all opinions are my own.
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Skirts = the new Pants

Hello Spring!! I’m mighty glad the Melbourne weather has been warming up. And my legs definitely agree. I’ve always been a jeans gal, but over the last year or so I have somehow been gathering a larger number of skirts than ever before in my wardrobe, and perhaps with that a growing confidence to show my legs. (I have to say this new found skirt-wearing confidence + collection is gonna be hella useful when I move to Alice Springs in a few weeks because it’s gonna be way too hot there for jeans!)

Anything buttoned, embellished, frilled & asymmetrical etc. has been my latest obsession. Who needs boring straight hems and pencil skirts when you can have wrap over sides and raw edges and eyelets and high-low hems and heaps of fun bits & bobs!? Here is specimen A in my new fav skirt ft. cheesy ass posing:

Shiny gold buttons. FRILLS. Where more could you want 😜

Atmost&Here Sienna Button Frill SkirtThrifted striped turtleneck top – Karen Walker sunglasses – Country Road Natasha Earring

If you wanna get in on the bare-legged, button-happy, frivololity-ness, here is the link to my new fave skirt and a couple of other picks of mine from The Iconic:

Hope everyone is off to a great start this week!! Get those legs out, and soak up that sunshine!

Stacy x

GOLDEN HOUR ✨

Dusk is my favourite time of day – it’s the cusp between afternoon and evening, when shadows start to lengthen and everything starts to slow down and unwind. There’s a reason they call it the “golden hour” and it’s not just because of the soft lighting that we get when the sun starts to set. Though that indeed is a perk and why I choose to take most of my photos at dusk.

This outfit from the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is one of my favourites, black with a hint of metallic. It’s simple, yet intricate. It’s elegant, yet edgy. When I saw this skirt on ASOS I knew it had to be mine, and what better place to wear it than to fashion week 🙂

ASOS midi skirt // Kookai everyday crop // Dune London bag // Senso Taffy heels

I attended the VAMFF designer runway show on Saturday night with Celeste and we saw some amazing new collection pieces from Thurley, Misha Collection, White Suede and other gorgeous labels. Definitely true to say that we both added a few new pieces to our fashion wishlist for the Autumn/Winter coming. I always love an opportunity to frock up too!

Anyway, gotta go, it’s dusk. Time to make some magic happen ✨✨✨

What’s your favourite time of day, and why?

Stacy x

BIKER JACKET

A well-fitting, good quality biker jacket is a trans-seasonal must have in my fashion books. It’s classy and timeless, yet edgy and fashion-forward. It can be worn in so many different ways, whether you have a more feminine style or you like to look grungy, or you’re into street wear. It suits almost every style I’d say.

For those who are ethically conscious, there are plenty of pleather and leather alternatives out there. I for one don’t buy real leather jackets – a) I prefer to know an animal wasn’t harmed for my outfit and b) there’s no way I would ever be able to afford it anyway 😛

Here is a little style board I put together to show you just how cool biker jackets are.

I bought one from Sportsgirl recently and it has been on high rotation ever since.

What do you guys think of the whole biker jacket trend?

Happy weekend lovelies!

Stacy x

ANNA QUAN – HIBERNUS

 

Anna Quan’s new collection lookbook is a dreamy delight for the eyes. Shot in front of a textured rocky backdrop, this collection features relaxed, flowing silhouettes in subtle grey and white, camel and eggshell blue. The delicate combination of wool, linen silk looks absolutely luxurious.

I’m a big fan of the flared sleeves and relaxed, oversized hemlines. These pieces will be perfect for that Autumn transitional period between Melbourne’s warm sunny afternoons and those bitter chill mornings.

Hooray for Aussie designers kicking goals!

Stacy x

images sourced from annaquan.com

VAMFF ’16 – PREMIUM RUNWAY 4

Seeing the runway photos from Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival has got me excited for Australian fashion again. I must admit, for a while I was feeling pretty bored with the recycled and regurgitated trends that were dropping into shops everywhere. I’ve seen enough off shoulder tops and adidas trainers to last a lifetime tbh. Not that I have anything against them, in fact I quite enjoy both those trends, but seeing the same thing over and over can get a little tiring and uninspiring after a while… 


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VAMFF’s Runway 4 got me good – I’m loving the relaxed, flowing silhouettes of Ginger & Smart. Check out the gorgeous dark floral print! As I said in my previous post, not a huge fan of florals. However this one is disguised as a graphic splotchy paint-like print, Continue reading