shirt, pants: Anthropologie purse: Kate Spade outlet hat: Jessica Simpson watch: vintage necklace: The Bauble Dept.
In theory, I love the idea of the menswear trend. I feel like it doesn't translate so well on me though, because it is very likely that I would be mistaken for a 12 year old boy. However, accessories like a watch, I can definitely do. Especially if it is in fact, a man's watch, and more specifically, my grandfather's watch.
My Pop pop died of cancer when I was eight. Growing up, my grandparent's house was just a short walk away from my own. My Mom mom would usually be in the kitchen, with some Polish concoction on the stove, and my Pop pop, a rather large and gruff looking man, would be in the living room in his white wife beater and black polyester pants. Mom mom would fix a little snack, picky little girls don't generally eat Polish food (a Polish nose doesn't necessarily entail a fondness for all things Polish), so she would spread a piece of toast with peanut butter and a drizzle of honey. Pop pop would kneel down on the floor and pour out a large collection of treasures. It might be coins, or necklaces... whatever he was able to buy in bulk for a great price at the flea market that week. We would sit on the short goldenrod carpet, in front of the console television and sort through these treasures together.
My dad wound up with his watch after Pop pop died, and he passed it on to me a little while ago, thinking that I might be able to put it to good use. So, I shortened the band to it's absolute smallest size and bought a new battery. It's still a little large on my bony wrist, and it doesn't always keep time, but that doesn't matter to me. I mean, there's the sentimental value of course, but honestly, I can't really tell time all that well anyway.
*** P.S. I've decided to go ahead and close down my Etsy jewelry shop while we're living on the boat. TODAY will be the last chance (until at least the end of the year) to buy anything that you've been eyeing. The free shipping offer is still good through the end of the day! Thanks for all of your support!