Strong & Feminine Spring Fashion

This post was created in partnership with Jord Watches. Opinions expressed here, as always, are entirely my own. 

“No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland

Finally the snow has melted and the birds are singing and on the odd occasion, the warmth of a cloud-free sun can even be felt! It’s been a long winter here in the Pacific North West, but undoubtedly spring is finally on its way.  I’ve been longing to break out of my winter parkas and return to the fresh, flowy prints of spring. As usual there are various shades of blush and floral saturating the Instagram fashion pages this season but I’m not much of a pink girl so I’ve found a way to do spring fashion in my own way.


Whenever I’m putting together an outfit, I dress for my mood and to tell a story with the clothes I wear. Fashion has always been one of the greatest forms of creative self-expression. You can see my love of nature through the natural elements of this particular spring-inspired outfit. The strong textures of the wood watch mix with the soft, feminine flow of the floral blouse. It’s my masculine meets feminine-look: the strong and steady, soft and tender style that perfectly embodies all that is spring!


I’m an accessories girl and find that style success is in the details. This Wood Watch by Jord is actually from their men’s collection but I stole it from Chris to wear it myself because I loved it so much! The watch is made from Koa wood that is native to Hawaii and rich in beautiful reddish-brown tones. I really appreciate that Jord makes its watches both beautiful and sustainable, with all of its Koa wood sourced solely from trees reclaimed after a natural weather event. And for the wood used in Jord’s other watch series, the majority comes from salvaged furniture remnants, giving it new life and new purpose.


I’d like to say that wearing a watch now means that I’m no longer late for my appointments, but we all know that season of life hasn’t come for me yet! But at least if I’m going to be running late this spring, I’m running fashionably late!


And you can win your own fashionable watch from the Jord Wood Watches Men’s or Women’s Collection! I’ve teamed up with Jord to give one lucky winner a $100 Gift Card AND a $25 Gift Card for everyone who enters! You can’t lose on this one.

Follow this link to enter:

Contest closes April 9th at 11:59pm so don’t delay, enter now and we can twin our watches together this spring!

xo, Tara 

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Photos by Olivia Ann Photography. Please visit her page and give her some love!


9 Comments Add yours

  1. I absolutely adore your dress, and that cute watch!!! So cute!!!

  2. Mytha says:

    I love Jord watches, yours is great! And your dress is gorgeous!

  3. kpetrunia says:

    Love their watches and that you’re rocking one of the men’s ones! Looks so great with the pretty floral print top mama. <3

  4. cute watch and i love your outfit. i love word watches because i’m allergic to metal — so even michael kore watches give me a wrist rash. jord is such a great and affordable option.

  5. nicolelkamai says:

    These watches are so pretty!! Thanks for sharing!! Here’s to hoping I win!!

  6. Aww girl you look so amazing! That watch looks amazing on you!

  7. Jenny says:

    Love the watch & the dress!

  8. Natalie Aubele says:

    Love all your photos, your hair and your dress !❤️

  9. The watch looks fabulous with your dress! I love JORD!

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