Archive for December, 2015

Watch Out: Daniel Wellington Timepieces

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Ever since Jason Carbonneau opened Jason & Co. here in Newport in 2005, he’s introduced new, up and coming, and exclusive jewelry brands to the City by the Sea. When he told me about the Daniel Wellington watch line and how the company was not only featured in GQ but was all the rage across Europe, I took a closer look. GQ wrote:

One of our favorites, Daniel Wellington, makes the list for fusing preppy style withdw-klocka a sleek dress watch silhouette at the right price. The composition of the simple, crisp white dial against the silver or rose gold casements is amped up even further with the addition of striped NATO straps that can be swapped out to suit any mood or outfit. It’s a fresh timepiece that will take you from your holiday this Sunday to work and through any weekend and at this price, it’s one of the smartest solutions to sharp sophistication out there this spring.

Then I saw Daniel Wellington’s 1.7 million Instagram followers and it’s rather clear this is a brand with a loyal following. The watches feature a thin and elegant contemporary clean design; minimalistic. When paired with NATO straps (inspired by the stylings of the British navy) the watch takes on on a preppy persona but when adhered to the Italian leather straps (available in brown and black with a silver or gold plated brace), the watch is polished but stops short of pretentious. 

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Each Daniel Wellington watch has interchangeable straps which makes every watch unique. In theory, you can have a different watch for every day of the week.

In this season of shopping (and most importantly, season of giving, love and kindness) and with only a few more days left until Christmas morning, this may be your best Secret Santa buy yet!

Shop Daniel Wellington at Jason & Co., 182 Thames Street in Newport (upstairs). Daniel Wellington watches there for men and women retail from $149 to $299.

 

December 21, 2015 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Office Drab to Party Fab: Get Your Cheer on in a Snap

I headed to The Rhode Show this morning with some quick fixes to get you in the zone for office party season! You may be short on time but you can still be big on style. Transform your look with a few key pieces, almost all from local shops. Click on the image below to watch!
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On me: Combo Perfect Wrap in Black/Illuminescent Blue dress by Leota, Leota.com, $160Leota_2490_Lizzie_Jumpsuit_Cheetah_1024x1024
Sweetheart in Navy/Burgundy Dot by Leota, Leota.com $195
Jumpsuit Painterly Leopard, $109 SALE
Tocca women’s fragrance, Cleopatra, $70
Comme des Garcons Wonderwood men’s cologne
Marvis Jasmin mint toothpaste, $10.50
Co Bigelow Natral Bristle toothbrush $9.50
 
Daniel Wellington “Dapper St. Mawes” watch, $299 (as seen in GQ)
Bracelet and earrings by Loren Hope (made in Rhode Island) $59.95, each
Silver men’s maritime bracelet, $288
Silver crystal bangles
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Samantha Wils cuff $299
Madden Girl Demiii Fringe High Heels, $49.99
Statement necklace
Cocktail ring
Tassel necklace
Gold silk scarf

December 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm Leave a comment


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