Color, Texture, and Wood


Happy July. It seems like it takes forever for summer to arrive, but when it does, it just flies by. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.

Today’s post highlights more of my summer style and how I’ve been styling some of my new purchases. Zara is my go to destination when they are having their annual sale. It’s a HUGE sale where every piece of clothing is marked down and keeps getting marked down throughout the weeks. Working in the city this summer, I feel like I’ve become a real New Yorker and I seem to do most of my shopping in the city because I think of NYC as the world’s biggest continuous shopping mall. You can find all your favorite stores in multiple locations throughout the city (uptown, downtown, and midtown). So if one store doesn’t have your size or a good selection just walk a few blocks or hop on the subway and you’re sure to find that same favorite store at another location.

Each day when I hop off the train and sprint out of Grand Central Station to my internship I pass by a Zara store. The big bright “sale” signs are calling my name and I can’t help but to wander in. Oops! Well not oops for me but oops for my wallet. On my last visit, I purchased three unique pieces. An awesome dress, top, and a fabulous skirt I am featuring in this post.


I am obsessed with the woven texture and bright colors of this skirt. The Aztec styled print makes this skirt a summer hit. This skirt is a perfect 10 and the best part is that it was a real bargain at $25. Score! This skirt deserves all the attention so I kept the rest of my outfit very simple. I paired it with a cream colored shirt from Forever 21. If you look closely the shirt has a few holes in it. I promise it’s part of the design. I think the distressed look adds something to just a boring t-shirt. For shoes, I’m wearing my favorite summer time sandals. I picked these up last year at DSW. They’re from an Italian designer but without the designer price tag. They were such a bargain and are the perfect sandal to make a statement and add a little height with the small heel.

This simple Forever 21 t-shirt needs a necklace. I’m wearing my granite stone necklace from Brandy Melville. I wear this necklace when I want to bring out more color. I love how the earthy purple tones perfectly match the bright shades in my skirt.

What? I’m wearing something on my wrist? Shocker, I know. When it comes to jewelry I usually keep it very simple with just a necklace and earrings unless I find a bracelet or in this case a watch that I really, really like.

This trendy watch is from the Jord line. Jord watches are unique because they are hand crafted from natural wood. The color and grain patterns may vary, making each one an individual piece. No watch is quite the same. I love how the main feature of the watch is the wood, making it a sustainable and of course fashionable statement. The watch I am sporting today is from the Ely series. I love the smaller dial and band with date display, as well as the natural green and maple color. Something about this color looks great against my sun-kissed skin and can be worn everyday, with any outfit, either dressy or casual.


I usually rely on my smart phone to tell the time but this watch is functional as well as a sporty touch of arm candy. A smart time piece to help keep on schedule is important for any busy girls life. Let me know what you think about Jord Watches? Will you be adding one of their trendy pieces to your watch collection?


I almost forgot to tell you. JORD watches is so generous and is offering three lucky readers a chance to win a $75, $50, and $25 coupon for JORD watches. It’s super simple to enter, just leave a comment on this post and three winners will be randomly selected. Additional information, as well as the way to enter can be founded below. Hurry this amazing opportunity ends August 7th.

Skirt: Zara (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Top: Forever 21 (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) |                                            Shoes: DSW (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR)  |  Necklace: Brandy Melville (SIMILAR) | Watch: JORD (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR)


  1. July 7, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Love the skirt and the watch! Such a cute summer outfit

  2. July 8, 2015 / 12:01 am

    Thank skirt is darling and I love your sandals. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of gladiators that I like, but haven’t had any luck yet. I like the small heel on yours too!

  3. July 8, 2015 / 12:12 am

    Great pick on your watch style! I have a Jord watch as well and it has quickly become my go-to timepiece. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  4. July 8, 2015 / 6:06 am

    lovely skirt! love it so much!

  5. July 8, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Such a cute skirt, I love all of the fun colors in it!

  6. July 8, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    I need to hit up a ZARA sale! I wish there was one where I live. LOVE your skirt! And I also love your watch! I just got a JORD wooden watch and have been wearing it a ton 🙂

    P.S. Come enter the $120 SheIn giveaway on my blog!

  7. July 9, 2015 / 2:29 am

    Love your skirt!!!
    Chic style! 🙂

  8. July 9, 2015 / 6:47 am

    The skirt is so cute! 🙂

  9. July 10, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    This is such a great summer outfit! Good call on that skirt. It’s gorgeous! Goes perfectly with a plain white tee and strappy sandals.

  10. July 11, 2015 / 9:07 am

    great outfit <3
    check out my blog + follow back?

    Jess |

  11. July 11, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Wonderful summer look…I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  12. July 12, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    You’re so right Zara have an amazing sale, I just went abut mental in there. That skirt is really cool, I really want a Jord watch too so cool
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  13. July 13, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Love this outfit, the skirt is beautiful and I really like the flats, a very chic outfit. You look gorgeous Liv!

  14. July 13, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    That skirt is amazing! Love the colors in it!

  15. July 15, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    amazing, love the skirt!!

  16. July 16, 2015 / 12:41 am

    Love the skirt and sandals! Super cute style, Liv!

  17. July 16, 2015 / 6:37 am

    That skirt is so adorable and it looks fantastic on you, sweetie. Have a great morning!

  18. Lorna
    July 16, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    That skirt and those sandals are gorgeous, Liv! Love them! Nice watch too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  19. July 16, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I Love this skirt! The stripes and texture are just fabulous! Looks great with your tee and sandals.

  20. July 18, 2015 / 11:21 am

    The colours of your skirt are gorgeous! x

  21. July 18, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Lovely shots, the skirt is stunning!! 🙂

  22. July 19, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    that watch is a nice touch to the outfit!

  23. July 19, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Wow! you look so pretty <33 lovely skirt 😉

  24. July 21, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Cute skirt! Love your necklace too! I just bought a similar one from Forever 21 🙂

    Sierra Elizabeth

  25. July 23, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    That skirt is gorgeous! For some reason, sales are crazy psychologically effective, unless they happen to be the Prime Day sale :p Also, lovely to see another blogger in NYC! I’m relatively new to the area so I’m trying to meet bloggers/make new pals. Shoot me an email if you’re interested!


    Shian |

  26. July 24, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Gorgeous summer look! Although I post this as it’s raining so hard in London!

    Kristy x

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