j’adore: travel inspired watches

I’ve been looking for a casual yet chic watch for awhile now.  Over the past few months, I have been mentally ogling a wraparound watch that a friend of mine wore out to cocktails during the Thanksgiving holiday, but I’ll admit that I have not been putting much effort into finding a timepiece to call my own.  This morning, while browsing a sample sale site (which one in my financial position should know better than to do), I came across La Mer and immediately knew I had found the one(s).  I’m really digging the wraparound style and the fact that they are available in practical black and brown leathers, as well as in a more bold color palette– like Grecian blue or pony pink.  And if you don’t find what you are looking for, you can always customize.

The inspiration for the watches is also notable, as it comes from the designer’s world travels:

“La Mer was established in 2001 when Martine rummaged through her jewelry drawer and could not find a simple, stylish and feminine watch to wear. Combining her passion for design, love of quality materials and simple beauty, La Mer Collections was born. Inspiration is drawn from her journeys: South Africa’s colorful markets, Bali’s lush flowers, Italy’s gorgeous leathers and Thailand’s clear blue ocean. Each season La Mer’s color palette is chosen from these bright and colorful experiences.”

La Mer’s look books are a lot of fun to browse and are, naturally, travel inspired.  2011’s theme is Costa Rica, and cruising through the pages of watch porn against the backdrop of the jungles, beaches, and markets of Costa Rica gave me crippling wanderlust.  But, alas, I am stuck here in my comfy chair with little money left because I just blew it on watches.  At least I’ll look awesome for an East Coast spring and summer?  Affirmative

loving the lurid colors of the rainforest wrap watch shoot

this was taken in Puerto Viejo, on the East Coast of Costa Rica- I spent a few days there two summers ago and would kill to go back right now!!!

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