The Men's Watch

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As much as I love the look of the large watches that seem to be so popular now, I've never really considered owning one myself. This is due to the fact that I have spindly chicken arms, and anything larger than those plastic watches you get for children tends to look ridiculous on me. However, I recently took the challenge to put together an outfit based around a men's watch, which I found on Invaluable.com - a huge treasure chest of an online auction site, in case you haven't heard of it.

For the purpose of this exercise, I've jumped into a fantasy world where I have regular sized arms and wrists, and can wear any watch I like. Let the fun begin!

The first step was to "shop" Invaluable.com for my men's watch. Let me tell you - a person could lose hours doing this. As I mentioned before, it's huge, and the choice of watches is absolutely enormous. There are all kinds of brands available and some serious bargains to be had if you know what you are looking for. However, since this was an exercise in creating a fantasy outfit, I went straight to Rolex. Go hard or go home, right? I picked out this little beauty. Isn't it a stunner? I have always loved the idea of a mixed metal watch, so that whatever jewellery you wear, it's always complemented. This one would fit the bill quite nicely, thank you!

Once I had the watch, I started building the rest of the outfit around it. This is what I came up with.
 
 
Hat, Jeans, Cape - Topshop, Blouse, Rings - H&M, Boots - Zara, Nars Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte, Watch - Invaluable.com
 
I pretty much live in Topshop Jamie jeans day to day, so a pair of these seemed like as good a place as any to start. I really love the rips on these. I haven't owned ripped denim for a long time, but so many people are rocking it now that I'm seriously tempted to jump on the bandwagon. The cape trend is something else I've been admiring a lot on other people lately, so I thought it would fun to throw one of them into the mix. After that, a simple white blouse felt like a no-brainer. With the fun element of the checked cape draped over your shoulders and this serious piece of wrist candy peeping out from your cuff, it's all you need. I also really like the idea of continuing the mixed metal theme through the delicate rings and the zips on the boots. Finally - is it too much to match a burgundy lipstick to a wide-brimmed burgundy hat? Possibly, but I fell in love with both of them, so in they went! Together with the boots, they add a bit of glamour, which is always a big plus in my book.
 
How do you guys feel about big watches?
 
Kate x
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59 comments

  1. You have completed your challenge perfectly, whole outfit seems quite complimenting each other with this men's watch. And I have spindly chicken arms as well so can't wear these sort of watches as well :)
    GlamupGirls

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    1. Haha, glad I'm not the only one! x

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  2. I love the hat and the poncho ! ^^

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    -Laurie

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  3. I love the cape!

    What size are your arms and wrist? You've got me curious now!

    Corinne x
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    1. Well, there's dainty, and there's ridiculously small, and mine fall into the latter category unfortunately! x

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  4. I love this outfit, definitely something I would like to wear. I love big watches, currently have a rose gold chunky MK one that I wear all the time x

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    1. I love rose gold watches too! x

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  5. I love big watches..I don't think I have ever owned any delicate, feminine watches! Love the cape!

    Love Priya

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    1. Thanks Priya! Yeah, I love big watches too. I need to find one that looks like that, but still fits me! x

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  6. I love the combination you've put together Kate, the Rolex is a very nice touch! I really like the mixed metals, it will go will so many outfits :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks Hanh! Yes, the mixed metal element makes it so versatile. My current watch is silver, and although I do really like it, it doesn't really go with everything. x

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  7. I love the pancho

    check me out

    xx
    Tyana
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  8. This hat and shoes are gorgeous. xx

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  9. I love big watches and even though I'm quite small and the XS rings don't fit me I still love to wear chunky items including watches, bracelets - everything hahaha!

    Loving the jeans you've featured - absolutely beautiful!!!!

    Hope you're well! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. I know, I'm always drawn to chunky jewellery too. We just have to get creative and find a way to make it work for us littlies! x

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  10. I have always been a fan of larger watches and that was a great pick. Love the outfit that you put together to match the watch, amazing choices!

    Reflection of Sanity

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  11. Personally, I love men's watches and this one looks amazing with this chic look!

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    1. Thanks so much, yes, I love them too! x

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  12. Great set, perfect for Fall. Thanks for the visit.
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    1. You're welcome, and likewise! x

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  13. Great set, love the hat, gorgeous. Well every single piece is gorgeous.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  14. Thanks for your lovely comment sweetie!!! Beautiful look, love the cape... Let me know if you want we follow each other... Have a nice Halloween!!!
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    1. You're welcome, and thank you! x

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  15. beautiful!!!

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  16. I love that jeans. I just followed you on bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same. Thanks! :)


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  17. i love the cape and the colors are amazing!

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  18. Lovely ideas. Would love it if you could check out my autumn look book! And maybe follow each other too?

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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  19. Great boots and hat!

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  20. My wrists are like yours--they are way too small to hold oversized mens watches! But I definitely think they look really beautiful, and you did a great job of incorporating them into this look!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

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  21. I completely agree about wanting ripped jeans now after seeing so many people wear them! Love this whole outfit. I have such tiny wrists too, I had to have five links taken out of my last watch!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  22. They look so gorgeous, I often prefer the mens as they're often simpler, but alas, my wrists are also tiny:') Love the outfit you put together <3

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  23. have a nice evening!!!

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  24. Absolutely adoring your picks Kate! The checked cape is such a stunning piece, such an instant injection of cool to any outfit. Really, really crushing on the burgundy hat, I think a matching lipstick would be dangerously divine, certainly not overkill, just killing IT! Ripped denim would look gorgeous on you, I just know it :) Such a lovely post, you really have such an eye for putting such stylish looks together. Love, love, love <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  25. I have wierd fingers so no rings for me and actually dont wear watches a lot but love chunky mens watches and you did a fantastic job with the outfit!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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  26. So cool!!!

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    xoxo

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  27. love the look you put together, however i don't think watches suit me!

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