Making TIME for Adult Spring Break

No matter how old I get, mid-March always seems like a good time to get away. And this past week, we did just that. We hopped in the car and took a good old-fashioned family road trip to Seaside, Florida. If you know anything about Chris and I, you know that Seaside is our place. There is something so healing about driving down 30A, renting a house and escaping to the white sands and emerald waters for 4-5 days. 

The best part about vacation in my opinion? Pulling out my Spring/Summer clothes and shoes and packing all the accessories to go with. I get so pumped every time we travel, and packing is such a fun part of the whole process! 

My Top 3 Pieces for Seaside, Florida

While I didn't purchase a ton of new clothes for this trip, I was excited to find some great espadrilles and this great boho beach hat from Forever 21 (of all places)! My favorite new accessory for our adult Spring break trip was the JORD watch pictured above. Y'all. I don't usually post about fashion, because I'm kind of a purist, and I wear clothing until it's completely worn out. I like very basic pieces mixed with eclectic, boho jewelry and great shoes. All that said, I have to tell you about this watch because I was very impressed with the design and packaging! 

I love the simplicity of the immaculate sandalwood against the slate watch face. I wish you could feel the watch in person, it's incredibly smooth and lightweight. This unique watch came in the most beautiful box. I'm a sucker for quality packaging (I grew up in the packaging industry thanks to my Dad's lifelong career!) and this wooden box did not disappoint. Not only is it protective, but it also has a hidden drawer - perfect for tucking away some of my vintage earrings and bracelets. Needless to say, the box has a new home - displayed smack dab in the middle of my bedroom dresser. This minimalist timepiece is perfect for my wardrobe year-round (see how versatile it is for yourself!), but I can't wait to sport it with bangles and a golden tan this summer.

This post is sponsored by JORD, but I would never write about something I didn't love - and I've had my eyes on this brand for awhile! While I chose the Frankie 35 series in Sandalwood and Slate, there are several other beautiful watches in their collection. Lucky for you, they're giving my readers $25 off the watch of your choice! 

Click the link below for a $25 e-gift card. Even better? One lucky winner will receive a $100 e-gift card! You must enter by 4/2/17.  

https://www.woodwatches.com/g/thesoutherninfluence