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February 2016: What I bought, watched and read

WHAT I WATCHED

THE NARROWS – HARRY BOSCH NOVEL

I love Harry Bosch. Great novel. I only hated ONE of the novels that was written by a ghost writer (obviously).

WHAT I BOUGHT

This is misleading in the sense that I bought a lot of this stuff in December and it just arrived!

GUTERMANN THREAD GIFT BOX WITH 16 SPOOLS

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GUTERMANN THREAD 26 SPOOLS

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[THRIFTED] MANOLO BLAHNIK STRAPPY SANDALS – $135

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This was purchased in February and part of my #LuxeMinimalism challenge, as my SECOND out.


(Whoa. February and I am already OUT TWO!? ..Gah.)

They are really nice though.. but the leather is not as soft as I had expected. Might end up re-consigning these. Life is too short to wear shoes that are not comfy.

[THRIFTED] ISABEL MARANT POPPY LEATHER FLATS – $250

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This was bought in November? December?

I don’t recall but it wasn’t part of my #luxeminimalism challenge yet.

Navy blue gorgeousness. I’m starting to veer towards pointy-toed things for my feet especially in flats because they make your feet and legs look better and look less juvenile.

Anyway, these were thrifted so I feel good about that.

I also hear good things about Isabel Marant’s quality in general, so I am hoping this will be fabulous. I’m planning on getting them soled the minute I have them so that they’ll last as longggg as possible.

I also wanted the flat version rather than the heeled version because they’re more versatile as flats..

ROSEFIELD ROSE GOLD METAL MERCER WATCH – $118

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This was also in December before the #luxeminimalism thing started.

I really REALLY wanted this watch when I saw it.

Rose gold is so PRETTY and the mesh strap is not a leather one, which makes it very different from the rather manly watch I own and wear on a daily basis.

Sometimes, my outfits need a little feminine touch in my watch as it’s my only accessory and the black one, is at odds (at times) with my outfit…

It looks incredible. It is masculine yet feminine.

FIT

The fit is a little too big for me. I have ridiculously thin, tiny wrists which look great and delicate but cause a problem for bracelets or watches.

I had to set the mesh clasp on the TIGHTEST setting and even that, is still a little too loose for me. It moves around on my wrist

I set it on the tightest setting possible and I can’t make it any tighter because the other end of the watch touches the watch face underneath, and if I tried to make it even tighter, the end of the watch would dig into my skin and press into my wrist.. So really, this is the only setting I can put it on.


If you have super thin, delicate wrists like me, it still fits but it won’t be a tight, immoveable fit.

QUALITY

It is worth the $118 price tag in the sense that you cannot buy a $118 watch and expect a Rolex, amirite?

It is not very heavy, it is light, it feels a tad flimsy compared to super heavy watches I am used to, but I LIKE that it is light so it doesn’t weigh on my wrist or feel too heavy and painful to lift my wrist.

I will say the clasp did not impress me. It felt the cheapest of the lot, and as I was flipping open the clasp to move it up to tighten it, it fell off, and I tried for half an hour to figure out how it is supposed to go back on.

Anyway, the clasp feels light, flimsy… but I figure once I set it, it won’t move, and that’s it.

COLOUR

True to the picture it is a rose gold. See my instagram shots.

INSTAGRAM SHOTS


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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K (savings rate = 85%). I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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6 Comments

  1. Jess Starling

    I’m looking at buying that watch, can I ask what the perimeter of your wrist is? Because mine are also quite small and I feel like I might have the same problem.

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      With a soft fabric tape measure, my wrist is 5.5″ all around, and across my wrist it is 1.75″ .. approximately.

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      1. Jess Starling

        Thank you for your help!

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        1. save. spend. splurge.

          You’re welcome!!

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  2. Xin

    That watch is really pretty. Too bad that the clasp is a bit flimsy and the fit is not perfect, but it sounds like it’s working well for your wardrobe nonetheless?

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      It works great because it’s a totally metal mesh rose metal. It is unlike anything else I have (leather bands)… and looks elegant and feminine without having a small watch face (which I hate).

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