My watch collection

my-watch-collectionI admit, I do have a bit of a problem when it comes to buying watches. It’s all justified though, especially since I wear the heck out of all of them in just the run of a week. I like to call it more of a collection than a  problem though.

I’ve been trying to come up with ways to store my watches other than on my dresser all sprawled out. Recently, I have been browsing eBay for watch holders like the one below.


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I’ve been debating buying one on the left. But they’re made of velvety material and I feel like having them on display not only takes up a ton of space on top of the dresser but being that it’s velvet, it’s a huge dust collector.

However after searching more into it you can also buy acrylic holders. I don’t love the look of them, which is why I haven’t purchased it yet. What do you guys think? I also hope that one would be enough due to the large amount of watches I have.

My grand collection of Women’s watches I’ve accumulated throughout the years.  my-watchesTop row: Skagen Ceramic Watch which was kindly sent to me for review from The Watch Co., and the gold clunker is my Michael Kors look-a-like that I bought on eBay last summer.
Bottom row: All of my favorite Fossil Stella watches! The brown stainless steel one was sent to me last summer. The other two are made of resin material and I bought those in 2009.

You’ll notice one of my watches are missing. It’s the Fossil Heather watch I received from my friends at Fossil late summer. I ended up giving that one to my Mom when I flew home over Thanksgiving. She loves it and it totally suits her!

I have three other watches I wear too. Talk about a collection hey?

my-older-watchesL-R: Timex sports watch, Nixon leather strap watch, and a coconut watch I got for Christmas this year.

I only wear the timex one if I’m heading out for a run. My Nixon watch brings back so many memories. It’s the first watch I remember purchasing, I got it at a skate shop in 2003 back home in Newfoundland and I wore the heck out of it. The leather strap is almost worn away on the backside.

I plan on doing a full review on the Skagen watch that I received, as well as another blog post on how to style watches. Because certain watches definitely won’t work with certain outfits.

Do you collect anything?

Do you wear a watch on a regular basis?

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A Fossil Giveaway

There is something for YOU in this bag I’m holding!! Thank goodness for that cami I’m wearing underneath that top of mine. Looks like my belly wanted to come out to play. Yikes! Don’t want another flashing incident happening here.

Since I love Fossil products so much, and I’ve gotten my two co-workers on the Fossil Wagon â€” I have decided to host my own Fossil giveaway. This means Fossil has absolutely nothing to do with my giveaway. They do not know that I am hosting this giveaway. It’s my money and I want to give back to my readers! Ha. Whatcha think about that? Seems pretty nice right? Let’s keep reading.

But first, a sneak peak of what one of you will receive:

I’ve been noticing the Fall 2012 trend vamp into a little bit of a different style than my favorite boyfriend watch. I picked up the latest Fossil catalog and noticed that a lot of the watch straps are getting smaller, and most of them were leather. It has more of a retro spin on things. Almost like an aviation series.

Fall 2012 Fossil catalog

I actually really like the men’s watches (shown on the bottom left, of the image above). So rugged, but very preppy at the same time.

So, what did I go out and get for you guys? A Stella Leather Watch! Of course, the watch will come with a gift receipt in case this isn’t your style at all. Because to be honest, the new watches out from Fossil (the Heather, and the Georgia) isn’t really my style. I love huge clunky watches on my toddler sized wrist. Balances everything out ;) Because of that, I got the best of both worlds, and picked out an in-between watch. One with a thicker leather strap, and larger face! Stella never fails.

There she be, all brand spanking new in its packaging. Can’t you just see yourself wearing this and adding it to your Fall wardrobe?

Me posing with it. I felt as if I had just bought a watch for myself, I was super excited about it!

The cute box miss Stella will arrive in, to one lucky winner. I picked this one out, all by myself! ;)

I’m going to have my giveaway open to anywhere in Canada and the USA. Enter away using the Rafflecopter form below. This contest will run until 12:01am on August 31, 2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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I’ve done it now!

Well, I’ve done it now! I’ve managed to get another co-worker hooked on the Fossil brand! Score.

If you’re new to my blog, or just missed the posts. I’ve blogged a few times about my Fossil items. You can see my brand new Fossil watch & purse here. My co-worker L, purchased two Fossil watches shortly after, and now Laura my other co-worker, bought a Fossil purse!

Since Laura is a reader of the blog, I asked her if she’d like to be featured this week. She happily accepted and posed with her new beaut for some photos.

Laura had been looking for a new purse for a few months but the stores she went into didn’t have the best quality of purses. Laura spotted mine when I received it in May, and has been asking if she could have it ever since. (Um. No.) She and her daughter were shopping in the local mall and randomly decided to just go on into the Fossil store. Knowing that Fossil bags were pricey, once she spotted the Explorer Tote and was indecisive as to whether or not to make the large purchase. Her daughter finally convinced her that she needs to spend some money on herself from time to time!

Good for her I say, she deserves to spend a little money on herself. Each morning, without fail I come into work, I pop by Laura’s desk and have a quick chat with her. Immediately I knew something was up, since she had this big grin on her face. She pointed to the floor where her purse was laying. When I realized it was a Fossil bag I think I gasped, then we both started laughing and I started touching and idolizing this foxy brown soft leather bag.

Laura ended up buying the Explorer Tote. It’s the larger version of my medium sized, Explorer Flap. The girls at the local store where she purchased it, said it’s a new color for Fall and Laura was one of the first people to buy it. That gal — what a fashionista! I was eying up her purse all day and kind of wanted to borrow it ;)

One thing about Fossil merchandise, is that they brand everything with keys, which I think is a great little subtle touch to branding their pieces.

Looks great on her right? Here’s Laura sporting her knockout purse of hers. Literally, she could knock someone out with it. Her bag was already filled to the brim and about 7lbs heavy, ha ha!

Even though Laura’s Explorer Tote is the larger version of my Explorer Flap, there still is a few slight differences in our bags!

Are you a fan of Fossil purses?

Are you a shoe girl, purse girl, or clothing kind of girl?

As you know, I’m a huge fan of Fossil products. Between their purses, watches and bracelets. I think I need to invest some stocks in Fossil ;)

I’m a purse and a shoe girl.

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