Strolled about the streets of Charleston in these adorable ruffled shorts, accessorized with my Frankie35 Dark Sandalwood + Mint watch from JORD Watches. Kevin and I were NOT prepared for the heat in the south that is for sure! We Wisconsinites like to think we know how to handle temperature extremes but in reality, our 95° heat wave is nothing compared to the, uh, 95° degree average some Southern states see. So, like any ill-prepared Northerners, we were not properly stocked with water thinking the occasional craft beer stop would hold us over. We were wrong! BUT at least my outfit was cute, right?!
These ruffled shorts from Silver & Gold Boutique were perfect for the pastel background of Charleston, but I can tell they’ll already be faves of mine this summer. They have an elastic waist, which allows for easy sizing when buying online. They’re also very versatile – you can dress them up for a night out or dress them down for a casual afternoon cookout. And the print has enough white that you could wear these with a chambray, white, or even pink top without worrying about it clashing. In fact, I have plans to wear these again over this holiday weekend – stay tuned for some ‘grams!
Now, about that watch…
When JORD first approached me to partner with them, I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical. A wood watch? How could that possibly hold up against heat, humidity or general wear? Let me tell you, this watch impressed me with how well it withstood the hot temps. It even held up for a whole day out at Kevin’s Grandfather’s in Flordia where we sat, for three hours, in literally 100° temps. JORD’s site indicates their watches are pretreated with tung oil to avoid splashing water and general wear. The watch also comes in a beautiful humidity controlled box that you can keep it in (pretty cool, right?). As a precaution, you should probably avoid excessively hot, humid, cold or dry conditions but, as I can attest to, a little exposure doesn’t hurt!
Enter my contest with JORD here to have a chance to win $100 off any watch! Even if you don’t win, you will get $25 off for entering. A win-win if you ask me!
I’ve linked the items I’m wearing below and included a few items in the slider at the bottom since some items are sold out in certain sizes!
**This post was done in partnership with JORD but all opinions are my own!**