I was recently introduced to The Watch Gallery, a veritable treasure trove of designer wrist candy ranging from an investment-worthy £300 to an eye-watering £60,000. I know, I know - virtually nothing in my wardrobe cost me more than £50, but I have been known to have an eye for a designer watch, as the Gucci number I begged and pleaded for in the run-up to my 18th birthday will attest to. etailPR have challenged bloggers to create a post centred around their dream watch, for a chance to win a £250 or £150 Selfridges voucher, so I decided to explore just how far £250, or even £150, at Selfridges could take me in creating an outfit around my favourite timepiece... Of course, it's me, and I quickly realised that I couldn't settle for just one watch, but I did manage to narrow it down to four!
Outfit 1: Hermes Kelly
Watch: Hermes Kelly, £1,800 at The Watch Gallery
Dress: Warehouse at Selfridges, £42
Boots: Bertie at Selfridges, £89
Yep, there is an Hermes Kelly watch... and it's a little bit saucy as well as a lot gorgeous... my my, who knew? Whether or not you're lucky enough to own her sister bag, this would be equally fab for adding a bit of sass to a ladylike outfit, or, as in this case, vibing with an edgier, more casual look.
Outfit 2: 88 Rue Du Rhone
Watch: 88 Rue Du Rhone 35mm Quartz, £595 at The Watch Gallery
Dress: Warehouse at Selfridges, £55
Belt: French Connection at Selfridges, £25
Perspex Clutch: Skinny Dip at Selfridges, £40
Shoes: Carvela at Selfridges, £29
Chunky gold "boyfriend" style watches are big news this season, in case you hadn't noticed... I've personally been lusting after my own version for some time now. The perfect partner for sports luxe, boyfriend jeans or an androgynous tailored ensemble, but even more fun paired with a sweet girly look to play up the contrast. I couldn't resist this Tiffany blue mesh-panelled shift, teamed with fun sixties style accessories.
Outfit 3: Ballon Bleu de Cartier
Watch: Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier, £3,500 at The Watch Gallery
Dress: Warehouse at Selfridges, £50
Shoes: Nine West at Selfridges, £29
Bag: Dune at Selfridges, £34
OK, yes, it's another hot pink/duck egg blue sixties-inspired look... but the watch demanded it! White accessories are still white hot right now, and feel so fresh teamed with block brights and graphic cuts... who wouldn't want this Cartier watch?
Outfit 4: Chanel Premiere
Watch: Chanel Premiere at The Watch Gallery, £12,500
Dress: Warehouse at Selfridges, £75
Belt: Warehouse at Selfridges, £22
Shoes: Kurt Geiger at Selfridges, £39
This watch is so understatedly sophisticated, but yet so unmistakably, heart-stoppingly Chanel! It has a dark, sensuous kind of femininity about it which I think would work best after dark, preferably with winter florals and berries... well, a girl can dream! On a side note, the sale shoes at Selfridges are pretty damn amazing, right? What a fab selection of go-all-night midi heels and flats!
What's your watch style? Would you like to find any of these under the Christmas tree?