Sunday, August 15, 2010

Childhood Watches

My mom was going through my sister's baby book and found this picture of my sister and me. I'm 4 years older than my sister. My sister is looking all cute and pink in her little outfit and shoes. Meanwhile, I'm in the uber chic faux fur trimmed parka for the Pennsylvania tundra. (Did you catch the sarcasm in my words? I thought so.)

But what caught my eye the most was my fashion forward bright blue digital watch. It's practically the only part of skin that is exposed. My mom said that I loved that watch!


Then I had my fascination for Swatches during the 80's. I would layer them, stack them, wrap them in all kinds of crazy ways. My favorite Swatch smelled like strawberries.

So imagine my surprise (and secret delight!) when I found these cool digital watches at Nordstrom. They look kind of like my favorite blue watch from long ago. Except now, I would choose the bright pink one. It would look cute at the gym, right?


And what about these Swatch watches, also spotted at Nordstrom? Obviously, I can't pull off that look, so I tried to convince Natalia and Alexia that they wanted them for school. They weren't buying my story and told me that no one wears a watch anymore.


They're probably right. When I want to know what time it is, I look at my BlackBerry. Oh, how times change! Do you ever wear a "fun" watch?

Have a beautiful Sunday. What are your plans for the day? The minnies and I are going to an ice cream social at Rose Hill Manor and in the evening I'm having dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. It's going to be another beautiful day.

xoxo

8 comments:

  1. I still have my Swatch from the 80s! Ok... seriously... in the red... I thought that was one of your minnies!!! Your apples did not fall far from the tree :)

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  2. My swatch is in a box at my parents along with my NKOTB one. :)
    And seeing those make me want a fun watch again.

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  3. I love watches! I bet with a few tearouts from magazines you could convince your girls that watches are actually in right now haha!

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  4. I'm obsessed with watches! I mostly just wear my Tag Heuer watch but I've actually been wanting a super bright watch for the last month or so. I'm thinking bright pink :)

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  5. They had an entire swatch store in Paris. My mom really like them but didn't end up getting one there of course! No one does wear watches. I ordered a toy watch on ffrom ruelala on the final sale thing. My old college didn't have clocks in the roon and I needed it for tests. Its cute and wear it every once in a while!

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  6. I have a beautiful movado watch but sadly i never wear it, i have too become a part of the blackberry craze LOL
    xoxo

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  7. I had a Kermit the Frog watch that I loved...classic 80s and then moved onto Swatches with the mix and match bands.

    Such a cute post. :o)

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  8. Girl..don't you know I found a Swatch in my old high school jewelry box just last week!! I was tempted to wear it to see if anyone noticed or said anything :)

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