7.20.2009

Charmed, I'm Sure

There was one thing I wanted for my tenth birthday. If your mind is riddled with thoughts of dolls, video games, stuffed animals, or bikes, I’m sorry to tell you that you’d be wrong. While I loved each and every one of those things, the number one item on my wish list was a watch. A way for me to be armed with the ability to tell time even if a wall clock wasn’t present. A single piece of sublimity that would put my mind at ease; that would keep all thoughts and worries of arriving somewhere late – and not fashionably so – at bay.

To answer your question (and yes, I know that it’s flitting about in that pretty little head of yours), I did receive a watch that year. In fact, ever since then my wrist has felt naked when I have rushed out the door, and left my little timekeeper locked up in my desk drawer, for I have never been without a watch since the birthday in question. Of course, I have never owned one that is very splendrous either. They have always been cheaply made, and simply slung about my tiny wrist as a means for getting through the work day. But times they are a-changing. Now, I want a...La Mer.

Just the way the words roll off your tongue make it obvious that owning anything with the La Mer label on it is synonymous with finding yourself dining at The Ivy amidst celebrities; or perhaps rummaging through Teen Vogue’s goodie-laden fashion closet, and taking home anything that your heart could possibly desire.

Mixing functionality with fashion, La Mer has produced the Chain/Charm Wraps; beautiful watches that proudly display wide, colorful bands, adorned with a detachable double steel chain bearing charms of your choosing. For the nautical girl, there’s the Turquoise-Gold Seaside. For the Alice in Wonderland obsessed there’s the Mad Hatter-inspired Black – Tea Party. For the girl who wants to see the world, there’s the Emerald – Gold Travel.

But for me? Oh, mon amis, I am currently debating between the Red – Gold Treasure which is vibrant and scintillating; and the more practical Brown – Vintage which is bound to work better with my wardrobe, and features adorable lock and key charms – two of my favorite things. But, alas, once I make the final decision, I will be facing a new predicament...actually affording one. I suppose I’ll simply cross that bridge once I come to it.

Which La Mer lovely calls out to you?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to La Mer for the pictures.
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22 comments

janettaylor said...

I'll vote the brown one. I adore watch and charm too... :-)

XoXo

Sasi said...

The turquoise one has caught my attention. These watches are really beautiful. Though, the watch on my wishlist is a masculine Rolex..

Couture Carrie said...

Loooove these ~ what a fun idea! I'm totally charmed!

xoxox,
CC

ana said...

This is really lovely... the red one... the design, the chains... everything is perfect!!!
thanks for this find... and for your comment :)

fashiongrail said...

The brown one is beautiful!

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Wow! Great watches. That's cool that you had done this post and I did one on watches at my blog. Have a great day. Cheers!

jayne said...

these are really unique, what a cool find

yiqin; said...

Charm watches are so pretty.

Little Red said...

Lovely watches! I especially like the red one! I've been wanting a watch lately. I used to wear them all the time, but now I don't own any.

And thank you for the comment about my dog. I actually decided this morning I wanted to make a photo book. So now I'm in the process of searching for pictures of Muffin!

Leia said...

I prefer the brown one!

I just got a watch as an early 21st birthday present. I never leave the house without a watch, either! :)

Meream said...

Oh wow, those are pretty. I can imagine them making sweet twinkling sounds when you move your wrist. Must sound like magic. :D

polishedsense said...

Love those! And just the other night I wore my double strap watch and charm bracelet to look just like that! Now they have it all-in-one!

xo,
Jessica

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Lily G. said...

The red one is fabulous. It totally stands out!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous concept. Love it!

Clarity said...

With my blog name? You know it's the black tea party.

Such a good find, similar to my last favourite watch that had a spring closure, easy to slip on and off. Thank you!

Damsels said...

i havent really checked out lamer to tell you the truth .but i am swooning over the watches with dangling chains

Sherin said...

I feel naked without my watch on my wrist as well. I think a good (expensive) watch is probably the most importan thing anyone can own. I love that brown watch.

Savvy Mode SG said...

these are just charming!!!

Luinae said...

The Emerald-Gold Travel one is PERFECT for me in everyway! I may have to save up and buy one, they are just too beautiful. Oooh, I want it to be around by wrist so bad!
Cafe Fashionista- I would get Red- Gold Treasure. If you are going to splurge on a watch, it might as well be a fabulous statement! Don't you agree?

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The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the charms... such a unique idea to combine something classic with something quirky...

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