Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Renovated Watches

This weekend, my older brother made an unannounced visit into town from Boise!  I was so excited.  I have not seen my brother since my wedding in October.  He rarely can make it in due to work and the expense of traveling.  Luckily, he found a crazy deal on a direct flight and we got to see him for a few days. 

Amazingly, one of his hobbies is restoring and fixing vintage watches (he apparently has a YouTube channel about it but I have to ask him the URL).  Anyways, he grabbed some of his recent fixes to bring to us so we can pick out ones we liked.  I knew he had found this beautiful gold pendant watch for me and fixed it up but I also fell in love with the silver men's watch!  Everyone thought I was crazy for wanting to wear a men's watch!

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I wore the pendant watch at work today.  I feel like work has generally consumed my life lately.  Well, work and ballet.  But ballet is fun so I don't count it.  Lately, I just feel uninspired about fashion.  I have been more into jewelry.  Maybe it is due to the season change.  Its not quite warm out and not super cold either.  Its just in between.  

Blouse: Forever 21
Vest: ModCloth
Skirt: Express
Heels: Aldo
Necklace: Vintage Pendant watch from the 1970s
Earrings: Target


briannelee said...

Love the watch pendant! That is awesome that your brother fixes up old watches.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

what a neat hobby! i love seeing my older brother, too.

Leilani said...

Hrm I might have to enlist your brother's watch services soon... can he fix overwound watches? I have several beautiful old Bulovas but they've been overwound. :( Ditto on some 1970s watch necklaces similar to the one you got (also that silver watch is great, doesn't matter if it originally was meant for a guy!)