Being that 1) I’m a college student 2) it’s right after Christmas and 3) I’ve been celebrating the end of the semester at the bar for about 2 weeks now, it’s safe to say that my bank account is dangerously close to the negative. So going out and buying new outfits isn’t really an option.
Which is why I am interested in investment pieces to update my tired winter wardrobe. I want something timeless that is going to last, not another sweater from Express that will only make it through one season’s worth of laundry cycles before pilling and fraying.
And I have hit the jackpot with Michael Kors’ Gold Runway Watch with Glitz.
I am hopelessly in love with menswear watches, which is what drew me to this in the first place. The sturdy band, the oversized face, and the three sub-dials are masculine and classic. But the boyish charm is accentuated with feminine details that balance the piece from being too heavy: a brushed gold surface, crystal detailing and elegant numbers written in a whimsical font.
It’s the perfect mix of stately sophistication and playful girlishness.
To. Die. For.
I can see myself slipping it on with a blazer and jeans and totally channeling the menswear trend, or toughening up a girly outfit by paring it with a ruffed A-line dress and heels.
The crystals make it dressy enough to wear for a night out with a skintight mini and a leather jacket, but the brushed gold gives it a chic elegance, making it totally appropriate for a day at work or classes.
The amount of wear I will get out of this thing is ridiculous. Which is why it is a totally justifiable investment. Now I just have to convince my mom that week-late Christmas gifts are completely acceptable.