Timing is Everything in College Football + Giveaway

A big thank you to JORD Wood Watches for providing this watch for me to experienceΒ  in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own and I would not recommend a product I did not fully support!

Kate Spade Purse

College football is a big aspect of my life! My Saturdays start by watching College Gameday on ESPN and then having some games on before my Irish play (usually at 2:30 in Houston). I love college football!! The rivalries, the unexpected outcomes, the weekly rankings, all of it. If I am being honest, I was not the biggest football fan before I went to college. I would go to a few high school games for homecoming or when my friends wanted to go, but that was more of a social outing and I doubt I watched much of the game. This all changed when I attended my first Notre Dame football game eight years ago! I loved the energy and magic of campus around game day! I loved celebrating touchdowns by doing pushups with my classmates (if you haven’t seen this tradition, check it out here). I love screaming until I am hoarse and hopelessly believing that this will be the year….I even decided to be a sports manager my sophomore year and had the opportunity to work the sidelines of a few games, attend practice and paint the helmets to match the Golden Dome. As you are reading this, I am in Chicago and will be heading to South Bend tonight to see Notre Dame take one of our largest rivals, USC. I could not be more excited to be going back to campus with some of my best friends to experience a great game under the lights!!!

JORD Wood Watch

Being on time for kick-off is extremely important to catch the band playing our fight song and to catch a glimpse of the Armed Forces jets flying above. So, today, I have teamed up with JORD Watch to share my favorite Notre Dame game day looks. I think this look is a perfect for a game watch at the bars or to show support to my favorite team if it’s jersey day! First and foremost, I love to show my ND pride by wearing a T-Shirt with the monogram on it. I found this one at the Notre Dame bookstore when I was on campus for the University of Texas game. I love the green tint and it is super soft. I paired it with my navy Eloquii skirt to dress it up, this adorable Kate Spade headband for some glamour and my trusty custom Notre Dame painted TOMS which I found on Etsy. I have had these spirited TOMS for three seasons now and they still put a smile on my face when I pull them out of the dust bag. They are super comfortable, which is perfect for game day! And it doesn’t hurt that the original purchase of the shoes allows TOMS to donate a pair of shoes to someone who needs them!

But, what makes this look stand out is the JORD Watch!! When I saw the turquoise face, I knew it was going to be perfect with my blue and gold Notre Dame attire and it sure did not disappoint. The watch is hand-crafted and is made of natural wood (with a bit of oils to finish it), which makes my watch truly one of a kind. The Cora style I chose is made with Zebrawood, which is even more stunning in person – the pictures don’t really do it complete justice. From the pictures on the JORD website, I was expecting a lighter shade of the wood, but mine turned out to be a bit darker due to the grain of my Zebrawood, which I love even more; the dark gran adds a neat dimension to the watch and I think it will continue to translate well into the fall and winter. Another reason I love this watch is because of the beautiful Swarovski crystal markers which add even more glam (I mean, who doesn’t love crystals??). The watch has a buckle clasp (similar to most watches I have seen) and it has the self-winding automatic feature. I love that this watch does not require a battery and is self sufficient. It is inevitable that the other watches I own will always seem to die right when I need them. It’s not pictured in this post, but the watch arrived in a beautiful wood box, which can be used to hold your watch when it is not in use and makes for a great gift (cough….cough…the holidays are fast approaching). But, seriously, I could not have been happier with this watch and am so glad to have discovered a sustainable and quality watch that is perfect for a football game or to wear to dinner!!! I’m sure this is not the last you will see of this watch on SGSB!

JORD Wood Watch

Notre Dame T-Shirt (similar) | Eloquii Skirt | ND Toms via Etsy | Kate Spade Headband | JORD WatchΒ  | Gorjana Necklace | Kate Spade Purse | Turquoise and Gold Bracelets via Pop Sugar Must Have Box | Infinity Bracelet

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I hope y’all have a great weekend! Go Irish! Beat Trojans!!

P.S. I’ve teamed up with 7 other wonderful bloggers to give you a $200 Target Shopping Spree! Because you’d look really good with some new fall booties, blanket scarf, and well everything else that Target has to offer. Enter in the rafflecopter below! Β 

 

 

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49 Comments

  1. Love your outfit! You look so cute!

    Posted 10.16.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Ana!! I am pretty obsessed with this skirt and love dressing up my ND gear!!

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  2. Molly wrote:

    These watches are so interesting! I love the different wood looks to choose from and the bright blue face of yours is so cute!

    Molly and Stacie

    Posted 10.16.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      These watches are amazing!! I love how unique they are and that they do not rely on batteries! I love the turquoise one because it is bright, but they also have a Rose Gold one that I am lusting after! πŸ˜€

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  3. I’ve seen these gorgeous watches around several blogs, but I have never seen one like yours! It’s so classic with a twist – I love it! xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    Posted 10.16.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Kelsey!! The bold turquoise face was calling my name!! I love how it adds a bit of a pop, without overpowering!

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  4. Laura wrote:

    So fun that you’re a Notre Dame fan! Do you read Clare Brady’s blog, http://www.fitting-it-all-in.com? She is a ND grad and talks about going back a lot too.

    Posted 10.17.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      I have not read Clare’s blog before, but I will definitely be checking it out! Thanks, Laura!!

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  5. Such a cute look for gameday…love that watch!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

    Posted 10.20.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Laura!!

      Posted 10.21.15 Reply
  6. GlamKaren wrote:

    Never heard of JORD, but love the look! And loving anything football! The fall season is the best!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks for visiting SGSB, Karen!! I agree, football season is my favorite time of year!!

      Posted 10.30.15 Reply
  7. I’m so jealous you’re in a giveaway with the lovely Helene! Who hosted the giveaway? I’d love to be a part of it in the future if you feel like adding someone πŸ˜‰ & I love the watch. I don’t know if I’ve heard of Jord watches before your post but now I know I have to check them out πŸ˜‰ xx, adaatude.com

    Posted 10.21.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Adaleta, it is really awesome to be in the giveaway with her. We all were hosting the giveaway, but Helene organized it. Thanks for the sweet comments about the watch – it is a great addition to the collection! And is so well made!

      Posted 10.30.15 Reply
  8. ellespann wrote:

    love me some college football!! also, I can’t get over your zebra tray. LOVE IT.
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Elle! I got the tray from Jonathan Adler a few weeks ago! It is so perfect for taking blog pictures of accessories!! πŸ˜€

      Posted 10.30.15 Reply
  9. This outfit is so cute! I am so happy that college football is back!
    xo, Kyla – KyMarieC / @kycurrierlewis

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Kyla!! Me too – college football is definitely my favorite season!

      Posted 10.30.15 Reply
  10. Darcy wrote:

    I love JORD watches! The blue face in yours in so pretty!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Aren’t they so great, Darcy?!?! Thank you – the turquoise face even more gorgeous in person!!

      Posted 10.30.15 Reply
  11. Molly Moon wrote:

    What a fun game day look! I’ve got a Jord Watch as well, and they’re so stunning. They add a little extra something to an outfit, don’t they?

    Molly | Hey There Sunshine

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Molly!! I totally agree – the JORD watches are so unique that they add a great pop to any outfit!

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  12. Carrie wrote:

    You look adorable! Very 1950s!
    Can you believe I’ve never been to a college football game?! I’ve heard it is SO much fun, but I’m a St. Louis gal, so we’re all about baseball! πŸ˜‰
    That watch is gorgeous!!
    xo
    Carrie
    http://www.csgemsjewelry.com

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Carrie!! College football games are a lot of fun, but I also grew up watching college football and it has become a Saturday tradition!!

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  13. Claire wrote:

    I keep seeing people with these watches! They are seriously so cute!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Claire!! The watches are adorable and are really well made!! I think they add a unique touch…

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  14. Mary wrote:

    How fun! Loving your game day style lady!!

    Sportsanista

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks so much, Mary!! Game day is so much fun and I love playing with my attire!

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  15. Such adorable! Who says you have to wear jeans and a baggy jersey to root for your team? Love that you totally glammed up gameday!

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Kaylah! I totally agree – game day can be glamorous and fun!! πŸ˜€

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  16. Amanda wrote:

    Love this look! And love JORD watches!!
    Xoxo,
    Amanda | http://www.TheChambrayBunny.com

    Posted 10.22.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Amanda! Aren’t the watches adorable? I love how unique they are!

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  17. Rachel Tindall wrote:

    Cool watch! That’s the same one I picked!

    xo Rachel
    To Hell in a Handbag

    Posted 10.23.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Rachel! Great minds think alike.. haha! πŸ˜€ It’s a great watch – turquoise goes with so much!

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  18. Addie wrote:

    I love your game day style with this Jord watch as an accessory! Wood is making its way to stay in the fashion world!

    Posted 10.24.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Addie! I totally agree – I think wood and a more natural look is starting to make a wave!

      Posted 11.5.15 Reply
  19. I love that J. Adler dish!!

    http://alwayzfashionablylate.blogspot.com

    Posted 10.24.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Tanika! It seems to go with everything!! πŸ˜€

      Posted 11.5.15 Reply
  20. Anna wrote:

    Yay for college football! Go ND! So glad you’re such a fan of the fighting Irish! You could not look more adorable cheering on your team! I love everything! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  21. Brooke wrote:

    Such a cute look and I love your team spirit! Great giveaway too!

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Brooke! I love getting dressed up to go to a game! Love my Irish!

      Posted 11.5.15 Reply
  22. What a gorgeous watch and I love the entire ensemble. I wasn’t lucky enough to go to a big college (my own fault) so I haven’t really gotten to experience this, but am so jealous of everyone who did!

    xoxo Amanda Miller
    The Miller Affect

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Amanda! Going to the games is awesome, but it is really just a big excuse to go hang out with my friends for the weekend!

      Posted 11.5.15 Reply
  23. Ahh aren’t your Toms just adorable!!!!

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Chandler! I am obsessed with them! I wish I could pull them off more than just on game day!

      Posted 11.5.15 Reply
  24. cymone. wrote:

    Love your game day style. I’m a huge fan of my Baylor Bears. Those TOMS are amazing.

    xo, c.
    http://theblockishaute.com

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, C!! Baylor has been a powerhouse team the past few years – I have loved watching them!

      Posted 11.5.15 Reply
  25. kristyn wrote:

    i absolutely love that shade of blue in this watch and it looks so nice with the wood!

    Posted 10.28.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Kristyn!! The turquoise pops against the zebrawood and I can’t get enough!

      Posted 11.5.15 Reply

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