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 — 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.

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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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Fossil haul

My co-worker and I are just obsessed with Fossil watches.

This is L McMomsie (the blonde), she has been ‘featured’ on this blog many times before.

As I posted on Friday evening I have two Stella watches, one in black the other in white.

Just last week we were both in our local Fossil store in the mall and were trying on watches for me to get. (Still not sure when I’ll get mine, but I do have a few picked out. Here are my top three):

All Stella’s, just different looks. Which one do you think I should go for?

My co-worker couldn’t stop thinking about one watch when we went in last week, so on Friday we both went in once again to get her some new watches! Yes, plural!When you buy a Fossil watch they come with adorable tins for you to pick out.

Isn’t she just stylish? She had some great looking grey heels on too, I loved her outfit that day.

One thing which was totally missed by both the sales people and my co-worker, was getting the watch re-sized. I even ended up asking the sales girl when we were in there the first time, if they offer it no charge. But unfortunately my co-worker and I forgot, and it wasn’t suggested by the sales associates either. I think everyone was equally enthused by our excitement in the store. I had L try on her watches, and model them for me.

She now owns THREE Fossil watches. She’s ahead of me! I only have 2 and I want my third.

I’m definitely not going to go for a “diamond like” rim around my watch, since my white one which was purchased in 2009 or 2010, I forget, lost a few of its studs. So it doesn’t look the greatest!

Check out the changes that Fossil has been through over the past few years. L bought her old one a few years ago (left) and the new one is so much bigger. Of course Fossil has other sizes available, but L and I both like the over sized boyfriend watches. I think they’re so sleek!

Wish this was my haul, and not L’s. Ah well, my turn will come soon.

Don’t forget to enter my birthday giveaway! Ends May 13:

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