Trend Tip: The Timeless Timepiece

“I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there’s something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece.”

Padma Lakshmi

When thinking about accessories, a watch was always last on my list. That’s why finding this Michele watch in my possession was kind of a funny story.

My mom is notorious for her Christmas lists. She organizes them based on monetary and sentimental value and hands them out to everyone in our family; and while that may seem strange, we simply appreciate it because she is impossible to shop for. So, when I received her 2013 list my eye automatically paused on the custom Michele watch she included, complete with a Nordstrom’s link and an account number. I went to Nordstrom’s and purchased the watch despite the price tag and I was more than excited to surprise her with the certainly unexpected gift (me splurging on anything is a little rare).

Come that Christmas morning, I handed her the box. She opened it. She cried. She said thank you. Fast forward 5 months: she hadn’t worn it once. When I asked her about the watch, she said the face was bigger than she expected and purchased a smaller Michele watch on her own and felt bad telling me, saying she loved it and it was her fault for ordering it that way. I completely understood and was just glad she liked it in the moment, but my mood brightened up even more when she gave the watch to me. So, that’s how I have a (re-gifted and almost returned) Michele watch, and I am so grateful.

I would have never thought of asking for a watch and I never would have purchased it myself, but it has elevated every outfit without a question. The face is a beautiful mother of pearl, framed with diamonds and set with white gold links. I like the rectangular face because it incorporates a more modern take on the classic accessory. It’s elegant, versatile and, ironically, timeless. Want the look but don’t want to splurge? Check out these stylish steals!

  1. INC International Concepts: Women’s Silver Tone Bracelet Watch, Only at Macy’s – $49.50

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I love this option! The watch has so many similar characteristics to the Michele, from size of the links to the diamonds surrounding the face. For $49.50, it’s a no-brainer!

2. Kate Spade New York: Women’s Washington Square Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, Macy’s – $250

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While this watch is a little more expensive, its square frame is delicate and will compliment any outfit. Additionally, the small diamonds lining the frame add a feminine touch to the otherwise simple look, giving it a perfect balance.

Feel free to click the links included in the article to shop the looks, Stay tuned for more trend tips!

Until next time,

Katherine

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