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10th Commandment: February 8

After several years of metal link watches (I think every blogger on Earth owns this Michael Kors watch now.), timepieces with leather straps appear to be making a comeback.  I especially like the combination of tan leather with rose gold that keeps popping up.

Elected Official

Burberry Leather Strap Watch ($495)

Hill Staffer


Michael Kors Bradshaw Leather Watch ($225)

Paid Intern

Fossil Rose/Sand Heather Watch ($115)

Also comes with a smaller face for $95.



  1. elz says:

    I do NOT like those oversized Michael Kors watches. Way too big. I've had my eye on that Burberry one for a couple months now in the hopes it is more manageable on my wrist.

    November 30, -0001/Reply
  2. Mary says:

    Love, love, love the Michael Kors one. Too bad there is no room in the budget for it right now.

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  3. Jenn says:

    I also love love love the Michael Kors one (seriously, I almost posted an identical comment), AND I'm in the market for a grown-up watch. But I stupidly asked for a watch for my birthday, which isn't for another month, so I probably shouldn't turn around and buy one for myself. And I would never ask for anything so expensive as a gift.

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  4. giggling gourmand says:

    I know we've had this conversation here before, and I'm not usually the buttoned up type, but when it comes to watches I just think something more grown up is the way to go if you're going to wear one.

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  5. Lawlala says:

    Love the tan leather, don't care for rose gold… I think anything other than silver (and platinum, why would I restrict myself) makes me look jaundice.

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  6. Liz says:

    So glad you brought up watches, because I've been meaning to ask: To what extent, if at all, can you mix metals in your jewelry on any given day? If I have a platinum wedding band, do I need to buy a watch that matches? Or if I say screw it and buy a yellow or rose gold watch, can I only wear yellow or rose gold jewelry when I'm wearing it? What kind of watch would you recommend if you're looking for maximum outfit versatility? Thanks!

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  7. Dallas says:

    Liz, I'm no authority but I have an all metal rose gold watch and my college ring is white gold and onyx and I wear both silver and gold with the whole meghela, depending. I think watches and daily jewelry are exempt, but thats maybe just my opinion. It seems to me, too, that metal mixing is pretty common these days.

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  8. Kris says:

    I have the same question about mixing metals. I love that Burberry watch, but my engagement ring is platinum. Wouldn't it look weird to wear both? Am I forced to choose between that gorgeous watch and my ring? 😉

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  9. Linds says:

    My wedding band and engagement ring are platinum, and I wear a silver pinky ring on my right hand. My work/special occasion watch is a gold and silver Skagen similar to this one:

    I don't hesitate to mix metals on any given day; I find the mixed metal watch helps pull everything together. I also have a casual Fossil wrap watch with silver accents and a tan leather strap.

    February 8, 2013/Reply
  10. Jill says:

    So funny about the Michael Kors watch–I didn't buy one exactly because of what you wrote, everyone had one! I own a steel Fossil with a blue face and I love it, but I dream of saving up for a Cartier Tank Solo.

    February 10, 2013/Reply
  11. Allison says:

    My fiance got me the Nixon Kensington watch in rose gold with a saddle leather band as one of my Christmas presents and I'm totally in love with it:


    I wear it daily and have been really happy with it. Highly recommended!

    February 11, 2013/Reply