Advertisements

The Wooden Watch Trend

Many years ago, there was nothing like a wooden watch on my Style radar. I only started seeing them around a few years ago, and then I started to pay attention to the trend. I think the wooden watch trend is going to be around for a very long time, if not forever.

I find wooden watches very minimal and stylish. They speak volume in a low voice, and I love that about the watches. It does not bling bling, but it screams quality in a minimal way.

I have had my eye on some quality wooden watches for some time now, but not had the opportunity to own any. But I plan on changing that real soon. My love for quality accessories is a biggie for me, so I like to keep things fresh.

Here are a few wooden watches by Tense Watch, I am currently lusting after at the moment –

Vermont Wooden Watch

Wooden Watch Picture

This Vermont Wooden Watch from the Hybrid Collection is an amazing piece. I love the gold dial and wooden design. It is such a beauty. Although this is a men’s watch, I like it! I tend to like men’s watches more than women’s watches for some odd reason. I guess you can say, I like to have my watches looking big, bold and masculine.

 

Hudson

Wood Watch Picture

 

This Hudson watch is another beautiful piece. It has a wood and metal case on a wood and metal band, and a circular face. I think it is a lovely looking everyday kind of watch. I love the walnut and silver design so much. It is also a men’s watch but I don’t care, I love it!

 

Hampton

Wood Watch Image

 

This unisex Hampton watch is a true beauty. I love the simplicity of it. I also love the fact that is made from 100% recycled or reclaimed wood, just like all the other Tense wooden watches. They are all also hypoallergenic and adjustable in size, which is fab for people like me with tiny wrists, but would still want to rock oversized watches.

So there you have them, the 3 wooden watches I am currently lusting after now. What do you think of them? Do leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and also please share, share, share.

Thanking you xo

 

*Collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Sensible Shopping Tips

I like shopping. I enjoy the process of finding something new. I am not an impulse buyer. I go for only things I really need, and all my purchases are always planned and budgeted in advance. Gone are the days of just splurging like there is no tomorrow. I guess is all part of adulting right?

 

 

Shimmer Tunic Top Image

 

I like to shop smartly, so I always go by these sensible shopping tips so I don’t waste my time or money.

 

Check the washing instructions

I always check the label for the washing instructions before buying. I tend to avoid dry clean garments because they are too expensive to maintain, except I really LIKE the piece.

 

No retail therapy

I don’t shop when I don’t feel good. Shopping when I am down is the fastest way to empty the bank account. I rather have a spa day, watch a movie, read a book or speak with family/friends, than shop.

 

Think about it

I think long and hard before I part with my cash. I work too hard to just throw money around so no impulse buying here. Before I buy a new item, I make sure I need it, I make sure it blends in with my existing wardrobe, I make sure I can afford it, and I make sure it suits me.

 

Shop around for bargains

I always aim to shop the sales, I don’t like buy anything full price. So if it is not urgently needed, I wait until it is on sale, then buy it then. Or I go to a designer outlet, where most items are usually discounted. There are a couple of designer outlets in the UK, so have a look around online, and find your nearest designer outlet.

 

DSCF1574

 

Keep your receipts and leave the tags on

Now this is a very important tip. I have had to keep items I didn’t like because I was too quick to rip the tags off or misplaced my receipts. For example, I have a pyjamas thing going on, I like to have a couple of new pyjamas every year, and I got a few from a local store some weeks ago. I got them in my regular size so I didn’t think the fit would be wrong but it was. This particular pyjamas had a different fit, and it was a little too big, but I ripped the tag off before I noticed, so I had to keep it.

The moral of the story is to check it fits and you are very happy before you rip the tags or lose the receipts.

 

Do you have any sensible shopping tips to share?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyshia Cole vs Gwen Stefani in Moschino

Hey fashion lovers! How are we? I have another “who wore it better” feature. This time, it is Keyshia Cole and Gwen Stefani in a Moschino Embellished Crop Jacket. Who do you think rocked this look better?

 

gwen-stefani-vs-keyshia-cole-moschino-embellished-cropped-jacket-2-1

 

I think both ladies styled the jacket in their own way, and it worked for their individual style and personality. But if I was asked to pick my favourite look, I would pick Gwen Stefani in a heartbeat, and I would tell you why.

Gwen Stefani is a style icon, so it should come as no surprise that she slayed this look. I love how she styled the Moschino crop jacket with a black turtle neck, denim skirt, fishnet stockings and black thigh high boots. This is a look I can see myself rocking easily so I am naturally drawn to it.

Keyshia Cole looks good also. She styled her Moschino jacket with a black crop top, leather lace-up pants and silver sandals. I like how she styled the crop jacket with a crop top. That part of the outfit looks ace. She has the figure to slay the look, and she nailed it. But I am not a fan of the rest of the look. I don’t like the leather lace-up pants on its own or paired with the silver sandals. It is too much going on for me, and I think the Moschino jacket is stunning enough to speak for itself.

If I was to rock this look, I would style it like Gwen Stefani did; I would let the jacket be the stand out piece, and keep the other pieces and accessories minimal and basic.

What do you think? Who do you think wore it better? Keyshia Cole (on the left) or Gwen Stefani (on the right)? You decide.

Please drop a comment in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.