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!


25 thoughts on “Loving now: Around the world watch

  • Reply Michelle July 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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

  • Reply Allison M July 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Love the watch. Very thoughtful boyfriend!

    reaches the sky

  • Reply Stephanie July 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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

  • Reply R.L. July 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    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.

  • Reply Ann July 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Aww what a cute bf 🙂

  • Reply Yasmine Brooke July 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Definite watch envy, love!
    Yasmine xx

  • Reply Anouka K July 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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

  • Reply Forever Fashion July 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    In love with the bag!


  • Reply Franziska July 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous July 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    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.

  • Reply Petitetomatoes July 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    That's a beautiful piece of accessory- so timeless.

  • Reply Valerie July 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    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

  • Reply Memosne July 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    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.

  • Reply Charlotte July 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

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


  • Reply urbanjunglefashion July 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    This is a great product shot!

  • Reply a rose July 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous July 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    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!

  • Reply Anonymous July 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    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!

  • Reply Angie | Pandaphilia.com July 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

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

  • Reply Elena HELA July 29, 2013 at 7:17 am

    lovely bracelet!

    everyday jewelry

  • Reply Risa July 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

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

    xx, Risa

  • Reply ZipStyle Seattle July 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Great find – very fun!


  • Reply nancy graham July 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    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!

  • Reply Anna August 1, 2013 at 3:07 am

    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!

  • Reply camera obscura August 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

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

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