Posts Written By Yvonne Kai

Get in Style: Essential Tips to Match Your Outfit with Your Luxury Watch

“How to match my watch to my clothes?” Fashion-conscious people often ask this question when preparing their outfit of the day. Well, the fact is that style doesn’t really stick to hard-and-fast rules. It’s all about how you feel about yourself while wearing a particular type of clothing. 

 

But if you want to be practical about matching your watch with your outfit, it won’t do you harm to follow some of the time-tested rules for this purpose. Are you eager to know how to match your watch with your clothes? Read on below. 

Complement the Color of Your Watch with the Color of Your Shoes

If you’re not sure how to pull off a fashion style that will amaze everyone, try matching the color of the timepiece you’re wearing with the color of your shoes. 

 

When you’re wearing a pair of shoes in blue or gray shades, grab a silver watch from your collection. For brown, tan, or beige shoes, on the other hand, you can’t go wrong by wearing a gold luxury watch. 

Consider the Formality of Your Outfit

The type of watch you’re wearing should complement the formality of your clothing. So, what type of watch should you wear with a casual attire: a digital or analog watch? And what about with a formal outfit? 

 

Well, the designs of both types of watches are different. That’s why you have to be picky about them, especially if you’re dressing for the occasion. 

 

Digital timepieces are sporty when it comes to their looks. They typically have a big LED digital display, so they’re perfect to wear in casual or informal events. Analog watches, on the other hand, are more formal in appearance. Thus, they’re perfect to wear when you’re going to formal occasions.  

 

Watches with leather bands are also more formal than timepieces with metal bands. Black leather assumes a higher level of formality than brown leather. Silver or gold metal bands are excellent to complement with dressy outfits. Timepieces with rugged, worn-in leather bands will do well with casual attire, such as jeans and tees. 

Metal Complements Metal

It’s also crucial to consider the finish of the watch case and the color or finish of your clothing accessories. Most watch cases have platinum, silver, or gold metal finishes. Well, it’s as simple as picking the same color of your watch case and your belt or necklace, for instance. 

 

A watch metal case finish that’s all-black is also popular nowadays. This type of metal case finish is perfect to match with silver or gold accessories. 

Leather Matches Leather

If you’re wearing leather shoes, then choose a watch with a leather band for the perfect match. Now, let’s go on with the color of the leather. 

 

For brown leather shoes, a brown leather watchband can complement well with that one. If it’s black leather, go for a black leather watchband. 

Sports Watches for Sporty Attires

Sports watches are durable and reliable. They don’t have to be shiny like dress watches, but their casing, strap, and dial have to be made from rugged materials. Sports watches should have features such as a chronograph to make it more useful when playing sports or going on an adventure. 

 

Another good thing about sports watches is that their designs suit well with your sporty outfit. You can even wear them for casual outfits by choosing a sports watch with a neutral-colored dial or a band in a dark or metal color. If you’re looking for a sports watch, go for Omega Speedmaster for that purpose. 

Takeaway

You should see to it that the watch you’re wearing complements well with your outfit. The matching of your watch and your clothes is crucial to upgrade your style and make you feel better about how you carry yourself. You can take some cues from the pointers mentioned above on how to pull the right match between your watch and outfit. 

 

 

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Get cleaning with Squeak!

Wow can’t believe it’s fall already and Niko is 9 months old! With a crawling baby and a dog who loves to roll everywhere – keeping the house clean and disinfected in a huge challenge everyday. Pet and children safe products they are also effective are hard to find but we found one!

SQUEAK! Takes the guess work out of making your own products and come in fun designed bottles where you can see the product- make sure you shake it well before use so the EO and water can mix. This line was designed by a mom who had the same concerns about safety and efficacy.

About SQUEAK

Hi! I’m Jayna. 

A mom of 3 that loves to cook, workout, blog, eat anything related to avocados and dark chocolate and indulge in a heavy glass of wine (red or white 😉 here and there (ok here, there and anywhere). I love my family more than anything in the universe and I may be a complete lunatic when it comes to keeping my family and everyone in earshot of me safe, healthy and informed. I will let you know why you should eat more greens and fat and less meat + dairy. I will also gladly supply you with a list of ingredients you should avoid eating, rubbing on your skin and spraying in your home.  But what I love the most is bringing up conversations that you don’t necessarily want to hear but know you should. I want to change your life and continue to change mine. For the better, safer + healthier. It’s time.

SQUEAK happened organically. I began blogging and posting videos about making safer cleaning products and people just started asking me to make products for them instead of making it themselves. So I did. Well, one thing led to more things and SQUEAK was born. You see, traditional cleaning products (even the ones that say “green” and “natural”) aren’t so safe. The entire cleaning industry (similar to the personal care + supplement industries) is virtually unregulated. So I asked myself:

WHY THE EFF would our country allow dangerous ingredients to be used in household + commercial cleaning applications???

WHY are we still letting our schools spray our kids down with bleach wipes + Lysol? 

WHY don’t more people know this??? 

According to environmental experts, the average household contains 62 toxic chemicals. From PHTHALATES + SYTHENTIC FRAGRANCES that are known endocrine disruptors  (found in air fresheners, dish soap and even toilet paper). To 2-BUTOXYETHANOL that can contribute to narcosis, pulmonary edema, and liver and kidney damage (found in window, kitchen and multipurpose cleaners). And then there’s CHLORINE + AMMONIA that can cause acute and chronic respiratory issues, create a poisonous gas when mixed together and disrupt thyroid function (chlorine is found in scouring powders, toilet bowl cleaners + mildew removers, while ammonia is found in polishing agents for bathroom and kitchen features and glass cleaners).

This list is abbreviated, but you get the point. For more information about this list, click here.

I hope you’re a little mad. I hope you are deciding right now that YOU deserve better. And I hope that you throw any products that include this chemical shit storm away. Make your own cleaning products or seek out clean brands you can trust. Just start now. Today.

Our mission here with this little SQUEAKY company is to educate the world (or anyone who will listen 😉 about cleaning up our cleaning acts. And our success will never be based on how many products we sell, but by how many lives and homes we help make cleaner + safer.

Come on. Get SQUEAKY with us.

XO,

Jayna

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Our favorite Boppy Pillow for Babies

As parents, we know that sometimes a particular product can make #momlife or #dadlife a lot easier! Check out a few of our favorites for helping us be smarter parents, lives just a little bit easier and keep everyone smiling!

The Original Boppy Pillow

A classic must-have for families, the Original Boppy Pillow continues to be an essential registry item and one that parents use for years to come! From feeding time to awake lounging, learning to sit up and tummy time, The Original Boppy Pillow is one of those products that truly makes parenting easier! Now available in new personalized designs! 

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One of the classic items and must-have for all moms and babes is no other than the BOPPY! The new Boppy Luxe! This original, award-winning Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow celebrates three decades of supporting moms, dads and babies! The Boppy® Pillow not only lifts babies to a more ergonomic position for comfortable feedings, but also transitions to support them as they grow offering the perfect spot for tummy time, playing, sitting or just discovering little fingers and toes. Have an extra nursing pillow slipcover on hand for in-between wash cycles.

Niko has been enjoying his Boppy since day one! The newborn lounger is the best place to put them when they are little! They love the incline and can practice tummy time on it too! Did I mention they are amazing for photos too 🙂

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Now that NIko is on the move, it is also the best thing to catch him if he falls! He loves to use the Boppy during our storytime too.

It was 1989 in Evergreen, CO, the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where Susan Henderson, mom and inventor, created a product to help solve a problem. Little did she know her product and brand would become a household name throughout the world. It all began when she received a request from her daughter’s daycare. The daycare asked parents to make pillows that could support babies when they were not being held. After a few prototypes, the Original Boppy® Pillow was born!

 

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Healthy Living inside and out with Bio-Hydria

With Niko almost 9 months old, #momlife has really made my skincare routine take a backseat and it’s starting to show! I am excited to get my skin soft and moisturized again with new Bio-Hydria! When you put your face next to baby soft skin all day – It’s really shocking how my skin has aged.

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Arbonne has just launched a NEW skincare line, Bio-Hydria! Bio-Hydria, is infused with organically farmed witch hazel. When combined with Arbonne’s botanical formulations and sustainably sourced aloe vera it leaves the skin feeling incredibly soft and supple.

 

 

 

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Bio-Hydria Eye Gel ($42, Arbonne.com)

Pat this magical-looking gel around your eyes and watch the pearlescent pigments help visibly brighten the appearance of dark circles.

 

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Bio-Hydria Gel Cleanser ($24, Arbonne.com)

This gel cleanser lathers into a delicate foam that cushions your skin as it rids the surface of makeup and impurities. Witch hazel in the formula helps soothe the skin so it’s left feeling comfortable, not taut. #8601;

 

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Bio-Hydria Gel Cream ($40, Arbonne.com)

This pudding-like cream absorbs quickly to soothe and moisturize skin, with botanicals like organically farmed witch hazel and sustainably sourced aloe vera that leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and supple.

 

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Bio-Hydria Liquid Serum ($45, Arbonne.com)

An innovative serum that boasts a crushed jelly texture that breaks to a cool, thin layer over your skin to provide instant hydration as our proprietary sustainable edulis cellular water helps maintain critical moisture.

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Bio-Hydria Herbal Tea ($18, Arbonne.com)

Healthy Living inside and out can be yours with a chamomile, thyme and rosemary blend as a tea to help support hydration. Make this herbal tea a delicious part of your daily self-care rituals to help you support your most authentically beautiful looking self.

 

 

Key Product Highlights:

  • Sustainably sourced aloe vera, containing vitamins and minerals that are taken from the inner part of the leaf, help moisturize to soothe and support skin’s natural ability to maintain a healthy-looking glow.
  • Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free
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New Study: Impact of Music Education on Children

When the dust settles on those first chaotic weeks of getting kids back to school, parents turn their attention to a bigger challenge: how to help their child make the most of this academic year and the years to come. As millions of children settle back into school this fall, Guitar Center is reinforcing its commitment to developing the next generation of musicians through music education by releasing the findings of their research study.  This study explores the effects of supplemental music lessons on the development of children ages 7 to 17 – effects that could be the key to their ongoing success.

 

The study finds that students participating in supplemental music lessons enjoy a variety of positive effects and healthy habits – including self-imposed limitation of screen time; increased problem-solving skills, time management and prioritization; increased self-awareness and social skills, and more.

 

Donny Gruendler, Vice President of Music Education for Guitar Center, who instructed Grammy nominated musician Anderson .Paak, is available for a phone interview to discuss key findings from the study including:

 

+ The role that limited screen time has in the healthy development of children

+ Positive effects for students participating in supplemental music lessons

+ Top five effects for students ages 7-17, after a year of participating in private music lessons

+ More!!

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Shelter Dog Makes a $1 Million Heroin Drug Bust

As you know, police departments work very hard to ensure the safety of the communities which they serve. Recently, a number of police departments across the country have added shelter dogs to their police force as inexpensive and highly effective resource to help combat crime. Through the Animal Farm Foundation’s (AFF) Detection Dog Grant Program and Sector K9, shelter dogs are trained to become Detection Dogs to assist police officers in fighting crime.

K9 Sentry was days away from being euthanized at a shelter in Indiana when a volunteer contacted Animal Farm Foundation. AFF recognized K9 Sentry’s potential and trained Sentry to be a Detection Dog. 

K9 Sentry and Officer Allen Connelly of the Town of Addis Police Department and West Baton Rouge Parish Sherriff’s Office in Louisiana made a HUGE Drug Bust over the weekend. Shelter dog turned Drug Detection Dog K9 Sentry detected 4 KILOS OF HEROIN – A STREET VALUE OF A MILLION DOLLARS! 

Traditionally, detection dogs costs for pure bred dogs from $10,000-$20,000.  Because of a grant provided by Animal Farm Foundation, the dogs that go through Sector K9 training program are FREE to police departments and schools. The training period usually takes 8 weeks. Using AFF’s philosophy that all dogs are individuals and should not be categorized because of their breed, each shelter selects dogs to be donated to the program based on their personality traits. Sector K9 trains the dogs to prepare them to work with police departments helping them detect drugs, explosives, and weapons.  To date over 70 dogs have been placed across the country in police departments and schools through this program.

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