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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The hunt for my leather jacket: ended!

A number of years ago I remember going out to the bar with the boyfriend and meeting up with some of his friends. One of his friends girlfriends had this beautiful brown leather jacket. I fell in love with it so much I was tempted to just buy it right off her back. But, seeing as I had just met these people just hours ago I didn’t think it was appropriate to even joke about buying the jacket off of her. I don’t quite remember if the jacket was real or faux leather, and I really don’t remember what it looked like as it was more than 5 years ago now.

But for the past few of years I’ve always kept an eye out at the local Danier Leather stores, trying on random jackets. Why are black jackets more popular than brown? I couldn’t stand trying on the black ones. They just weren’t me. Danier leather jackets also never ended up fitting me the way I wanted it to. I wanted it to hit a certain way on my hips and I wanted it to be tailored in at the sides. A lot of the real leather jackets I tried on, looked very boxy on me. Despite what the sales associate tried to tell me otherwise. Girlfraaan, I know what looks good on me, okay?

I never seriously looked at jackets and just waited patiently for something to catch my eye when I was in a store. Any store. It didn’t even have to be real leather.

Ideally, I would love to own this All Saints Legacy jacket. As soon as I saw it, I loved it. I e-mailed the link to myself wishing for a sale. It’s $550. Oh my word, I don’t think I want one that badly. Slowly but surely my size in the jacket was selling out and I just have this pretty image to now stare at.

On my lunch break one day at work I went solo to the mall and for some reason I went into a store I wouldn’t look twice at. I think they had some cute sweaters on the mannequin. From the corner of my eye I spotted some distressed looking faux leather jacket!I wish the online version looked pretty to post. But instead I’ll link it, because I’ll post my own photos and make it look even bettah. I didn’t even bother to look at the price, I picked it up and tried it on. I must’ve been grinning like a fool because I knew this was the one I was going to get, and wear like nobodies business. It was $50.00 at Suzy Shier and didn’t feel like cheap pleather at all. It was soft, subtle, tucked in at the right areas and was perfectly worn in.

Warmer weather is here, and I’m sporting this faux leather jacket in February. Insane right? Our winter has been messed right up, hah.

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