Loving now: Around the world watch


U.O. Around the World watch (HOTDAZE for 15% off $50+; everyday free ship & returns on $50+)
Gap kids dress (fit pic; took in 1″ on each side), Coach court bag (review, current version), thrifted pearls

Happy Friday! Just a quick update today to share an accessory I can’t get enough of lately. This watch was a surprise from Nick (to match my favorite skirt, he jests), and I guessed it was a lucky ebay’d or vintage find. Once I realized it was widely available and very affordable (under $30 with coupon), I couldn’t wait to share.

The 1.25″ face diameter of this doesn’t overwhelm narrower wrists, and the strap adjusts from a circumference of 6.5″ up to 8.5″ (you can always punch extra holes at home, but I didn’t need to). Strap is genuine leather and the case backing is stainless steel. Made in China. The quality is fair given the price, and I expect the watch to look better after “aging” with some love and wear. I already picked up an extra for a map-loving friend!

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  1. Love those pearls, especially the color…any idea where I could find something similar?

    Posted 8.5.13 Reply
  2. Anna wrote:

    There are a couple similar map watches on Asos! Although I've considered buying them, I wasn't completely sold on the appearance of the "map", and I remember them being fake leather. I particularly like your map print skirt and wish I could find a pattern like that to create my own clothing!

    Posted 8.1.13 Reply
  3. I have this exact bag. My mom bought it back in college and gave it to me a few months ago. It looks just like the new styles!

    Posted 7.30.13 Reply
  4. Great find – very fun!


    Posted 7.30.13 Reply
  5. Risa wrote:

    I'd probably never be able to tell what time it is, but the watch is adorable anyway. 🙂

    xx, Risa

    Posted 7.29.13 Reply
  6. Elena HELA wrote:

    lovely bracelet!

    everyday jewelry

    Posted 7.29.13 Reply
  7. i saw that watch at UO this weekend. observant of nick and what a surprisingly "personalized" gift !

    Posted 7.28.13 Reply
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Loveee your style. Classic, hip, work place friendly 🙂 You always give such great tips. Have found some great pieces at good prices thanks to you. Cheers!

    Posted 7.28.13 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Great blog, I always enjoy reading your posts and tips. Love the cute dress,ever consider trying Banana Republic's striped ponte knit v-neck dress? In comes in black or red stripe colors. Curious as to your comment on that one!

    Posted 7.27.13 Reply
  10. a rose wrote:

    I think the fact that Nick wants to match the theme of your skirt with the gift makes it extra special!

    Posted 7.27.13 Reply
  11. This is a great product shot!

    Posted 7.27.13 Reply
  12. Charlotte wrote:

    Lovely present ♥ The watch is really cute and super affordable! Love it !


    Posted 7.27.13 Reply
  13. Memosne wrote:

    Very cute! When I saw the thumbnail of the blogpost I immediately thought of your peplum map skirt! You have a very kind and doting boyfriend.

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  14. Valerie wrote:

    That watch is gorgeous! Love how different it is in the sea of rose gold Michael Kors watches (and I'm one of those owners, too).

    xo, Lily on Fillmore

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  15. That's a beautiful piece of accessory- so timeless.

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Just a note–
    The watch wristband, as with many products from UO and stores like it, is not COMPLETELY genuine leather. The underside strip is, but the top (aka the most important part as it's visible…) is a plasticy covering. You might find that it starts peeling around the holes with the wear, so I'd recommend being careful with it, especially when putting on/taking off; I have a belt of similar material that did the same thing.

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  17. Franziska wrote:

    I bought this watch a few months ago but then returned it to stay under budget. Now I have a gift card so I may have to order it again because I loved it so much the first time. Thank you for the reminder – I kind of want it to see it with the skirt just for fun 🙂

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  18. In love with the bag!


    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  19. Anouka K wrote:

    The post is about the watch but I totally love the bag!

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  20. Definite watch envy, love!
    Yasmine xx

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  21. Ann wrote:

    Aww what a cute bf 🙂

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  22. R.L. wrote:

    What a great find! I've been on the hunt for a new watch. I've been considering Kate Spade metro, Daniel Wellington both the leather and striped straps, and Timex striped straps. I just might have to add this to the list.

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  23. Stephanie wrote:

    I LOVE watch prints so this is a great find! What a nice guy 🙂

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  24. Allison M wrote:

    Love the watch. Very thoughtful boyfriend!

    reaches the sky

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply
  25. Michelle wrote:

    That was nice of him. 🙂 It pairs nicely with those pearls. Have a nice weekend!

    Posted 7.26.13 Reply

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