First, I took to the blogs and found this nifty post from J. Crew Aficionada on J. Crew Timex alternatives (but still using J. Crew straps). So off I went to purchase the Timex T40091 Field Expedition Watch from Amazon ($30) for a super similar watch face and then 2 watch straps from J. Crew, navy/bisque ($20) and olive/red ($9).
And the finished product looks like:
The watch face isn't as big as I thought it would be - a plus and I like the military feel of it! The strap is a bit long so I have to double it up. The navy/bisque strap is on back order until mid to late August.
And with a "revealing" (Hello- you can see my face LOL) ensemble (I'm taking a cue from Cee here - thanks Cee for the sunglasses trick!):
Tank: Old Navy, Striped Ribbed Tank
Blazer: J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Summer Stripe, Sz 0 (buy here)
Capris: Gap Maternity Skinny Cargo Pants (I cropped these bc I needed more air LOL - thanks Gigi for the maternity skinny idea!)
Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger Illie Print Wedge Sandal (buy here)
Watch: Timex Face + J. Crew Strap
By the way, I felt incredibly awkward taking photos outdoors - I kept waiting for my neighbor to pop his head out and ask what I was doing. And this is from just being in the backyard. I gotta hand it to you bloggers who take photos outside AND in public all the time! Plus my shots were all overexposed because I left my indoor settings on - oops!
What are your thoughts on wearing men's garments / accessories?