The countdown to the New Year is my favorite time of the year. To me, the dawn of the first day of a new year really does bring with it hope, renewed vigor to follow your dreams or sometimes it’s just a good time to reflect and carve out the good you’d like to do. I don’t like the word ‘resolutions’ because just like rules, they are meant to be broken. I’ve been creating a mood board of things that inspire, motivate or resonate with me. It’s a nice and more importantly pretty reminder of things I want to stay true to and focus on in a year.
The end of the year is also a reminder of time. Time we’ve wasted, time we’ve invested, a time that was productive or a time that was unforgettable. This time, instead of a mood board, I wanted to try something new. I tried to create flat lays with my amazing new reclaimed wood wrist watch that the team at JORD Wood Watch sent over. I’m using the watch to show the activities I’d like to invest time in. Before I go there, here’s a little bit about the brand if you haven’t already heard of them before.
JORD is a luxury watch manufacturer like no other. I say this because, this is a watch made for the millennial, the millennial who cares about the environment, the millennial who is not afraid to experiment, the millennial who is proud of being unique.
My watch, the ELY series is made from dark sandalwood and scratch proof mineral glass. The team at Jord tells me, that they use only reclaimed wood for it’s products and this is the first thing I fell in love with. They offer free shipping worldwide and this makes it super easy to send a unique gift locally or internationally this holiday season. It’s a conversation piece and anyone who receives it will love the earthy, natural feel of the watch.
You can also choose the size of the watch with the simple instructions on their website to make sure that its a good fit. From a simple necessity to a style statement, the wrist watch has come a long way. Of course, the time piece has no meaning if we don’t use it wisely. One way to use your time wisely is to use this LIMITED TIME ONLY $20 off any JORD Wood Watches! CLICK HERE to generate your own $20 discount coupon as our gift for the holidays!
Now, on to my flat lays, which I’m hoping will be a fun reminder of the things I want to spend time on.
Be a Morning Person!
There are a lot of articles that talk about the brilliance of nocturnal beings, I am beginning to see the sense in ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy and wise’. I don’t know about wealthy and wise, but I know I’ll get my ‘health on’ with some breakfast on time!
Instead of spending money buying furniture, I’m going to invest time in small redecoration ideas and doing it myself. I figured it’ll give a more personal feel to my home. Soon you’ll probably see posts on what I did with my TV cabinet or how I made my own room divider or I throw ‘help me paint the wall party’!
Since I’m always so keen on experimenting with my outfits, even if I like my outfit, I might change it up last minute sometimes making me late for my social engagements. I’ve been maintaining that I am fashionably late, but in 2016, #arriveontime is more in fashion!
These sound like resolutions , don’t they? Haha, but I hope it gives you some inspiration to jot down / snap your goals for 2016! Don’t forget you, for a limited time only you can get a $20 discount on these sustainable statement pieces that inspired this post. Generate your personal discount code here!
This is my last post for 2015! Happy Holidays and see you in 2016!
All photos by Khanya Brann. Khanya is an aspiring photojournalist and blogger, check out her inspiring work http://fortheloveofblackgirls.com/
Before I sign off, here are a few pictures of how I wore my new watch!
Signing off for now