My own Fossil haul

Remember just a few weeks ago I did a blog post on my co-workers Fossil haul, where she purchased two gorgeous watches? It’s now my turn!

I was debating between three watches, and when I went into my local Fossil store I had a difficult time choosing between the last two.

I’m so excited that we now have a Fossil store in the local mall. The girls working there definitely know my co-worker and I, as we were inside the store together at least once a week over the month of May. I really did love the rose gold one on the far right. I may end up going back for it, since Fossil watches are inexpensive and are really so versatile, plus they last! It’s not like the watches are $400 and I need to make a huge investment. The watches range from anywhere between $95-$125. They look great on your arm, plus you don’t have to worry about blowing your budget with these pieces.

What one did I end up going for? The brown stainless steel stella shown in the middle.

My watch arrived the day that I left for Newfoundland. Isn’t the color a beauty? Love the chocolate brown stainless steel. During my lunch break I rushed over to the Fossil store and had my watch sized to my wrist and purchased this rose gold bracelet to go with it. Just tell me how amazing it looks on me. Tell me! :)  Whenever I glance at it, I catch myself staring at it. Is that weird? It’s like I’m staring at an engagement ring on my finger. But it’s a watch. Watch lovers will agree with me, right? I hope so…

Shown above are my other Fossil Stella’s. You’ll notice they have crystals around the edge of the face, which is unfortunate for a clumsy person like myself. I always manage to drop my watches, or bang them against door frames, thus the white one which is the oldest (purchased in 2009) — has three crystals missing. When I went into the Fossil store, I was telling the girls working there that I had some crystals fall out, and she handed me a form to fill out.

I can mail my form and watch away to the Fossil office in Toronto and they can replace the missing crystals, for a price of course. But for me, who wears a watch on almost a daily basis, I think it’s great that they offer that.

Otherwise, I was thinking of filling in my dark empty spots with white out so it wouldn’t be that noticeable. Talk about ghetto fixing jobs by yours truly, hey?!

I spoke with a marketing specialist at Fossil in Toronto over the telephone about the up and coming trends for Fall 2012, and while I’m still partial to the Boyfriend style watches, she mentioned that the new trends we’re going to be seeing for the fall are slimmer leather watch straps with smaller faces. Almost a retro looking watch, like the Flight collection on Fossil’s site. I’m not the biggest fan of the collection myself since I love big chunky watches on my pinner wrists. But I know people who would wear them. Would you?

Fossil just came out with a new handbag line called the Explorer.

I was deciding between the large explorer tote, the middle sized explorer flap, or the small explorer crossbody. So I got the best of both worlds. Smack dab in the middle, the explorer flap in pink.

I really need to be careful with this type of leather. I wore some Forever 21 cheap jeans with my Fossil bag and the dye from the jeans stained my purse a little. Silly rookie mistake on my part. I knew it would happen. It’ll never happen again thank you very much. The purse was a huge hit with my family and friends when I brought it down to Newfoundland with me. I was hesitant on even showing people it because I didn’t want it to get scuffed or dirty. But then clearly remembered I messed it up a little when I wore it with my stupid blue jeans.

I always love it when people show what they carry around with them day-to-day inside their purses. So, I’ve decided that rather than just show you the purse hanging off my arm, or just modeling it for the size. I also decided to show you what I carry inside my purse. That’s always fun for the nosy people (like myself) right? Stay tuned for my next blog post tomorrow: Whats In My Purse? But if you’d like a sneak peek of it, click here :)

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  1. Those watches are beautiful. And I love the bag, too.

    Wonder if there is a Fossil store in Victoria?

    Nancy says: There’s a store in Burnaby and one in Vancouver – I just went to the Fossil site and did a store locator. I’m not familiar with BC that much, but I don’t think Vancouver is too far (or is it)!

  2. I have watch envy! I love your new watch and the bracelet – they look so good together.

    Nancy says: Thanks, the bracelet is nice, it has a bit of weight to it!

  3. Wow, those watches are beautiful. I am not a watch person myself but I would have picked the same style as you. And LOVE the purse! I think I am going to head to the Fossil website now.

    Nancy says: My friend back home actually bought the Rose Gold one a few months ago. I tried her’s on, and I kinda loved it. A lot. I might go back and get the Rose gold lol :)

  4. Ooooh that Rose watch is so pretty! Also, what a great purse. It looks like the perfect day-to-day purse. Hmmm now I want to go shopping…

    Nancy says: You love the rose gold watch too?? Ugh, Shannon. It’s calling my name….

  5. I loved that you picked the same watch that was my first choice. I like the big clunky ones too. Nothing delicate about me. LOL Plus you can see the time easier.

    The purse is to die for. Really suits you. Looks very classy on a classy lady. Looks very soft and supple. The colour is amazing!! Looks like purse shopping may be in my future.

    Nancy says: Mom, I’ll give you my old purse – haha!!

  6. I actually liked the 2 outside watches best, especially the one on the far right. And I was going to ask about that cute purse, but then there it was! Lovely. Your whiteout plan is humorous – something I might have considered.

  7. Great choice on the watch. I love it. I did however choose the one on the right for myself. I feel like I may regret that decision down tr road but I am okay with it for now. Eeeek … I love Fossil! The bag is totally beautiful. I love everything about it. It looks so soft and beautiful. Love how much it holds (including the iPad). Thank you for sharing. I may have to just go and purchase another new bag for summer!!!!!

    Nancy says: Oh did you buy the rose gold? It’s super nice. I’ve said in the comments above that I’m tempted to get a 4th Fossil for myself!

  8. Rose, rose, rose! I’m not a watch-wearing gal (watches always remind me that I’m late), but these watches could seriously convert me. I love the pairing of it with bracelets to make it more feminine – great idea.

    And I LOVE that purse. I think it should come with me while I go adventuring this fall in Zimbabwe :p

  9. Love all of those purchases! Wish we had a Fossil location here in Newfoundland. I have a fossil watch and love it! :)

    I meant to comment you on your purse when we were at the climbing gym when you were home, but there was so much else going on. It was soooooo great to see you! Miss you missus.

  10. I LOVE those fossil watches – as you know! I really like my rose gold one and I get compliments on it ALL THE TIME. Seriously, I had someone comment on it TODAY.
    You make the brown one look really good too – now I want to start my own Fossil collection! So tempting…and I especially like the way you make them look by combining with the bracelets. Gives me good ideas! Thanks Nancy!

  11. I love Fossil! Your watch and bracelet combo is fantastic!
    I experienced the same colour bleeding as you did; a green purse all over a pair of white pants. Ugh.
    Also, don’t ever put Disney World lollipops and a water bottle in your bag. Been there. Done that. Not a pretty outcome!

  12. Great handbag -color is most attractive and really turns heads , makes you want to touch it, then discover how soft it is, and the compartments inside would blow your mind It’s a winner !!

  13. Lookin’ good Fancy Pants!
    I love that purse. and the fact that it looks so chic on the outside, but is soo practical with all those compartments under the flap, yes please!

    i love the richness of the chocolate brown watch. great pick. im still loving my Alpine Horn Stella!!
    My brothers girlfriend has the mother of pearl stella (with crystals around the face) and she had one fall out on the weekend! Its GREAT to know that fossil offers a repair option ( even if it is at a cost) whe you love your Stella as much as we do… you need to fix her when she’s in need!

    Fossil never ceases to impress me with their colour choice, hip style, and quality merch!

    Nancy says: Thank you for helping me pick it out!! xo

  14. Love love love the purse! And I really like the bronze watch but I also like the 2-tone. For this 50-something the large face is a must!

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