Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love is One-of-A-Kind

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watch: Love Is (gifted); unicorn jewelry holder: Carousel by Imm; large gem earrings: Kathy Van Zeeland; book: Cupcakes and Cashmere by Emily Schuman

I've been unintentionally following a love/hearts/valentine's theme since the month of February started and now that Valentine's Day is in just a few days, I don't see my overwhelming preference for frilly hearts, love laced products, and bubbly pinks stopping anytime soon, on the blog or in my life. Around New Year's Day I found a pop art printed, floral dress at my favorite local boutique and ended up buying it a few weeks later with plans to wear it on Valentine's Day. Except, now I have no plans of wearing it this weekend because once I actually tried it on, I looked less like a hopeless romantic and more like a freshman college girl ready to go to a Friday night party after the football game. Thinking about it now, it should have been a little obvious with the faux leather detailing and criss-crossed hemline (much like the uber-popular skorts Zara manufactured last year) that such a dress is suited more for the dance floor than an afternoon out on Valentine's Day.

But, back to what this post is actually supposed to be about: this Love Is one-of-a-kind watch. Wraparound watches seem to be my go-to time pieces of choice. Just one week after my older sister presented me with a brown and white, charmed wraparound watch from her trip to France, one of my good friends, who just happens to be a jewelry designer, gave me one of her handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces for my birthday. Made of upcycled elements from vintage watches and belts, it features a square face, roman numerals, and gold studs on a vegan leather band. With a brand name like Love Is, Valentine's Day is a perfect time to dawn my one-of-a-kind timepiece and be reminded what love really is... Donuts, magazines, pretty dresses, and the color PINK! ;)