Sipping Summer Sangria – My JORD Cora Purpleheart Wooden Watch+Contest - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Sipping Summer Sangria – My JORD Cora Purpleheart Wooden Watch+Contest



Hello Ladies

Berries. strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, rasberries, all my favorite fruits and great for making some summertime light dessert recipes and muddled cocktails.  In fashion, I  love the shades in the family of purple: plums, burgundy, wine, eggplant etc.  Often, these colors are considered more fall shades, but I am demonstrating today, how it pairs nicely with black, gold, as a summer maxi dress.  The richness in these shades are also colors  that remind me of one of my favorite hobbies or past-times, as you know, trying different wines from different regions. I am quite fond of the Spanish varietal, ie. Granache, Tempranillo, and Malbec, but also enjoy a Pinot Nior and Syrah. In the summer, however, I like a bit of fruitiness in my wine. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks to sip on the deck, while enjoying the sunshine on my patio.The unique “berry toned’ watch I have styled  today is a collaboration with Jord, one of my favorite companies.  JORD is offering a contest and entering is easy! Just enter in this post for your chance to win.

These “berry tones”  in this  women’s watch, is the Cora Purple Heart watch. by JORD. As always with Jord, I received excellent service and a beautiful watch in a timely manner. This wood, the Purpleheart, is so unique, one can not help but appreciate the red-purple tones. The Purple Heart Wood is a wood found  in the Solomon Islands that possesses a fine grain and a natural purple color, however, after it is cut it has a different grey tone. Once it has been exposed, it possesses the natural beauty of the purple tone . The watch is stunning with its dark shade and mother of pearl watch face where the inner mechanism of the watch is displayed. Little crystals shine in the sun. The watch face is smaller than the Fieldcrest collection, and one I prefer, as I have small wrists; I  just like the proportion. The Cora Purpleheart is “splashproof” but “not meant to be submerged in water.”( website) As a luxury watch, it also comes in a beautiful wood box to store your timepiece. The watch is a self-winding watch, as I have mentioned in previous interviews, so one should wear it for longer periods to continue it moving.

As I sat outside with my husband and pups, admiring my  watch and enjoying our conversation, I was also thinking about how these moments and  are what is most important. Making memories. Being with the ones you love. Spending time.

Outfit details: Burgundy Maxi dress: H&M, Fringe Sandals: payless, Clutch: JJ Winters, earrings: Jewel Box Boutique, Jord Cora PurpleHeart Watch c/o JORD

To check out more of their women’s watches, click HERE.

 ************ *******CONTEST!********************



The winner will receive $75 coupon, any other entries will receive a $20 coupon.

Good Luck!








With Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Graduations this summer, JORD watches make a unique gift. They have a great selection of watches for women and men.

Here are a few other watches for women that I possess and truly enjoy, as it changes the look of my outfit and makes a statement! When you wear it, you can remember just how precious time is.

IMG_7736 Fieldcrest Maple 

IMG_7143  Cora Koa and Rose Gold

IMG_9915 Ely Red Sandalwood


Have a great day! See you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday!

Jess XO

*c/0 this Jord Cora Purpleheart watch was gifted to me by the company. All opnions are that of my own. *

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  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 01:38h, 10 July Reply

    These winter colours look great for the summer too. I love the dress and the little pompoms on it. Would love if you can link up to

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:51h, 10 July Reply

      Hi! Thank you, I think so, I love this and rust or burnt orange is a favorite. I linked up today 🙂 x

  • Rena
    Posted at 20:52h, 06 July Reply

    that silhouette and color look fabulous on you. thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link-up.


  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 06:26h, 03 July Reply

    I also love berry and wine colors for all seasons! You look fabulous in this easy maxi dress. And I am super crushing on this purple Jord watch!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:13h, 03 July Reply

      Thank you Shelbee! I was so excited when I found out I could choose this PurpleHeart watch. I love the color with the mother of pearl. Happy 4th! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:01h, 03 July Reply

      Thank you Shelbee! I am a big fan of JORD> Happy 4th!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 01:30h, 01 July Reply

    Jess, this dress looks stunning on you and its colour matches your hair very well, love the colour palette

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:13h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Anna, more of a monochrome look with gold , glad you like it, thank you for stopping by! x

  • Elle
    Posted at 20:37h, 27 June Reply

    The dress is the color of sangria absolutely! I love it and the pom pom trim is so pretty. Great color on you and it works so well with the watch and jewellery! That is a cool color for a watch!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:49h, 30 June Reply

      Hi Elle
      Thank you for commenting. Glad you like the watch. It is always a fun collaboration. JORD is a great company,and I chose this watch for its striking color. Have a great week ! xx

  • gracefulcoffee
    Posted at 19:42h, 27 June Reply

    What a pretty dress! You have amazing hair by the way 🙂

    Edye |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:50h, 28 June Reply

      Hi Edye!
      Good to “meet” you! Thank you for your comment, thats very sweet. You are welcome to add your blog to the linkup and join us on Tuesdays if youd like. x

  • Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    Posted at 18:59h, 27 June Reply

    That Cora is gorgeous!!! That might need to be my next Jord! And of course you look glam and fabulous in that sexy dress, Jess!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:41h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you Dawn! I was looking for a beach cover up but came across this for $10! I know, I love the rich berry tone of the watch. xx

  • Leslie
    Posted at 18:55h, 27 June Reply

    This is such a beautiful summer look…and of course you are stunning in it all!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:41h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks so much Leslie! I built the look starting with the new watch 🙂 Have a wonderful week. xx

  • clairejustine
    Posted at 16:54h, 27 June Reply

    Such beautiful watches Jess, love your dress too 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:42h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you! I am loving the maxi dress this year 🙂 xx

  • Christy Peeples DuBois
    Posted at 16:44h, 27 June Reply

    You look so pretty as always. They do make beautiful watches. Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:43h, 27 June Reply

      Hi Christy! Thank you, I am a big fan of JORD watches. 🙂 xx

  • Samantha
    Posted at 14:22h, 27 June Reply

    Perfect Jess!
    Simple and stunning.
    The dress is a knockout on you and that colour….Delish!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:33h, 27 June Reply

      thank you Sam, sometimes simple is best with this heat! thanks for stopping. i do love the berry shades. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 14:00h, 27 June Reply

    Fabulous dress and you look like a super-model, Jess. You know I adore those watches too. Thanks for linking, xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:02h, 27 June Reply

      Hi Patti! Geez, you know how to flatter a girl! thank you. Yes, I am a fan of them and they have awesome service as well. Enjoy your week!! xx

  • Megan
    Posted at 13:13h, 27 June Reply

    You look so pretty! That maxi was made for you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:17h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks Megan, very sweet of you to say! I liked the little pompom details and the color. Enjoy your week! xx

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 10:38h, 27 June Reply

    What a cute dress! This colour is gorgeous on you! And the Jord watches are simply stunning. LOVE!
    Suzy xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:55h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you Suzy! Yes very easy to wear. I do love these berry tones, and this has become one of my favorite JORD watches. 🙂 Have a great day! xx

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 09:58h, 27 June Reply

    You’re right in that we think of certain colors for certain seasons—but this dress cuts through all that sillyness!!
    That watch is definitely perfect with it too—it really looks like a bracelet! Love it!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you my friend! I do love the burgundy tones, and this was a steal at $10.I thought I would wear it to the beach too. The watch is a stunning wood, thank you for stopping by! xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 06:35h, 27 June Reply

    That watch has a great color! I like them more and more. Your dress is also very beautiful. It doesn’t need anything else right?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 27 June Reply

      HI Nancy, this is my 4th collab with JORD and I think this is certainly a favorite of the watches. Love the color as well. Just a bit of gold and my black fillagree earrings, I think do the trick! Thank you for stopping by!> xx

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