Watches are back, and in a big way. I used to opt not to wear a watch, but I’ve been loving the boyfriend-inspired watches that have been coming out lately and I want to get in on the trend. Also, sometimes when I’m not wearing a watch, I’m reminded of the moment on “The Hills” when Kelly Cutrone scolds Lauren Conrad for not wearing a watch during her internship. It was kind of a defining moment for me (as so many of “The Hills” episodes are, right?).
I also love the layered look that’s popping up, which combines watches and bracelet. You can see my first attempt at it above. I thought the watched paired well with my Alex and Ani bracelets!
Since all of my jewelry is silver, I’ve been hesitant to introduce rose gold into the mix, even though I love it. I think this watch would provide a nice middle ground. (Also, please reassure me it’s totally fine to mix silver and shades of gold, please.)
I appreciate retro fashion statements, but I hate when women of color are excluded. This video provides a peek into hairstyles thatwomen have worn throughout the decades, starting with 1910. I appreciate that these looks are appropriate for women with different types of hair, too! My favorite featured looks are from the 1940s, 1960s, and (of course) the 2010s.
Recently, on a free lunch break, I ventured over to the bookstore on campus. I used to really love the campus Co-Op at UConn, where I went to school; they had a perfect combination of things I needed and things I never knew I needed but suddenly had to have.
Even though the college where I work is a little smaller than UConn, I was excited to see that the bookstore had a great selection of items. I walked out with:
Burt’s Bees Hand Creme: Every week, Bill and I spend some time doing manicures. No shame in our game, okay? It’s a really great bonding experience where I do our nails, and end it by using some Burt’s Bees lime-scented cuticle cream. I ran out of the cream, so I needed a replacement and this hand creme seemed like the perfect solution. I love the packaging, it smells great, and it leaves our hands feeling smooth.
Elephant Earrings: You can never have too many cute pairs of earrings. I love elephants something fierce, so I saw these studs and instantly knew I needed to have them. They’re so cute!
Tell me something you’ve recently purchased that you love!