When I ran track + cross country in high school and college, I had to wear a sports watch to check my times and pace myself during a workout. When I was a student midwife, it was required that I had a watch on to count fetal heart tones and call out times during a birth. It was never a big deal if one broke or got water inside, I never liked them enough to really care. They were generally cheap, functional, and truth be told, ugly, without any other purpose other than to get the job done. The sad part is that for the past 10 years, I actually believed those were the only types of watches out there.
My husband has been wearing MVMT watches for the past few months now and he loves them. He raved about the quality and the style. I bought him a watch when we first started dating and he NEVER wore it, so with that history, along with his new interest in MVMT's watches, I knew there must be something special about them. Being that my own personal experience with watches was not too mind blowing, I was literally stunned when I received my MVMT watch.
I decided to go with the 28mm Rose Gold Lexington, one of their best sellers. After sliding the white leather case out of the black slip cover and opening it up, it became very clear why this one in particular was a best seller. I have tiny wrists, so most watches are way too large, but as you can see from these pictures, the sizing could not be more perfect.
The first thing I noticed was simply how beautiful the Lexington was. I don't know about you, but there has literally never been a time in my life where my mind paired the word "beautiful" with the word "watch". This wasn't a bulky women's watch, it was delicate yet sturdy. The rose gold makes it feel so feminine and chain band makes it look so timeless
My style is rather simple, I always prefer to be practical when it comes to the clothes and accessories I wear, yet somehow this stunning rose gold watch is still something I am comfortable with wearing every day. This may sound terrible, but I related it to my engagement ring ("very expensive engagement band" - my husbands words.). It has incorporated itself into the daily rhythms of my life to where I do not notice when it is on, but I definitely notice when it is not.
MVMT was kind enough to send me a pair of their soon-to-be released rose gold and yellow gold knot bracelets. Can we just take a moment to acknowledge how they enhance the style of the watch! This is definitely a look I am going to be pairing with my holiday dresses and getting all my girl friends for our secret sister gift exchange. Clearly, all it took for me to become a watch fanatic was to try on a MVMT watch.
*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I love books, but I don't buy them.
I have spent many years packing, moving, and unpacking, and quickly learned that they just are not practical to have with our lifestyle. However, I still love to read so any time I move somewhere new, I always get a local library card to keep up with my personal reading list. Ann Voskamp's "The Broken Way", is pure gold and has been one I've been reading slowly so the words saturate my soul. I've been waking up at sunrise to sit alone with this open book on my lab and meditate on some of her words below.
This is how you live with your one broken heart. You give it away.
Can you believe that in all your broken, you can still be chosen? That you are?
What do you do if you feel too wounded, too devastated to receive?
We are now Christ's only earthly body.
Peace isn't a place, it's a person. Peace isn't a place we arrive at but a person to abide in.
The best way to say you love is always time, and the best time to love is always now .
Love is not always agreement with someone but it's always sacrifice for someone.
Attention is the rarest and purist form of generosity .
Love isn't about how much money someone's willing to lay down for you, but about how much life they are willing to lay down for you.
I am really thankful for female authors who are able to communicate the pain a heart can feel and then go on to express the beauty and simplicity that can be found in the midst of it. What books are you currently reading?
My whole life I have lived either in a coastal town or tropical climate where Fall wasn't really a thing. Sure we bought pumpkins, went to high school football games, and had crock pot meals, but that was the extent of it. It was not until we moved to Kansas City that I really got a taste sweet Autumn in all her glory! There were mums and pumpkins on every porch, beautiful, browning leaves on every tree, incredible fall days with cool fall nights, perfect for fires and mulled wine, especially after the long, humid summer. Let's not forget apple picking, cider donuts, and mind boggling corn mazes! There really was something in the air that made me want to adapt with the climate and prepare for the winter that would soon be approaching.
We are not in the midwest any longer but my mindset has not changed. I've documented a few of the things I do during this time of year to really embrace this time of year, because is it me, or does Fall pass us by in the blink of an eye compared to other seasons!?