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Fri 06.06
Rumba Waterproof Watches

Frugal Friday: RumbaTime Orchard Gem Watches

Much like Snob Essentials, RumbaTime was founded by college best friends. I love them for that reason alone, but bias aside, these gemstone-inspired watches are just what you need for summer vacations. With water activities and the potential for loss, it’s best to leave your nice timepieces home. These soft silicone bands make rolling with the punches easy as can be, whether you’re off playing tennis or taking a dip in the pool (while these are water resistant for 99 feet down, I wouldn’t test the waters too much…pun very much intended).

Thu 05.22
Gold and Turquoise Jewelry

Gold and Turquoise Jewelry: Isle See You in My Dreams

Nothing screams summer on the Greek Isles louder than gold and turquoise jewels (except for me, when I scream, “gold and turquoise jewels!”). Even if you won’t be retreating to Mykonos over the next few months, and will only be lounging by the backyard pool, you can still look like you’re sunning on a yacht in the French Riviera.

Thu 07.18
Karl Lagerfeld Klassic Seven Watch

Karl Lagerfeld Klassic Seven Watch: On Time for the Trend

White is Klassic and sophisticated, yet somehow white watches with Frugal price tags usually end up looking cheap. Something is just off about them, and typically it’s the logo placement (or size – bigger is not better in this case!). Of course that’s no problem for Karl Lagerfeld.

Wed 06.12

Man of Steel: Father’s Day Watches

It hardly seems a coincidence that the new Superman movie is coming out on Father’s Day weekend. Dads are our personal superheroes, so give your Man of Steel a watch to match. If action movies have taught us anything, it’s the importance of timing. Heroes always save the day with seconds to spare – dear […]

Thu 06.06

Reference 959 by Patek Philippe: Keeping Time for $1.5 Mill

As Father’s Day nears, we’re all looking for that perfect gift. Men love nice watches, but a $1.5 million dollar one? Well, that’s very nice. I’m talking about the Reference 959 by Patek Philippe, the famous Swiss watchmaker. Believe it or not, this is by no means their least expensive creation (one of their watches […]

Wed 02.27

David Yurman Sample Sale: Support Breast Cancer Research

David Yurman is holding his annual friends and family sample sale in NYC to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The pieces up for grabs? Specially-priced women and men’s jewelry (including some from his famous sculpted cable collection), watches, and glasses, all at 10% off. The event will run from February 28-March 3, but make […]

Fri 02.01

Michael Kors x World Food Programme: Worth Watching

The name of Michael Kors’ new campaign with the World Food Programme is Watch Hunger Stop. If you check out the celeb-studded PSA, you’ll hear just a few of the reasons why this cause has become increasingly important. In support of the effort to end hunger, Michael will be releasing two unisex watches ($295 for […]

Fri 12.07

Bang for Your Buck Holiday Gift Guide: Jewels Under $200

We’re always looking for that gift that wows (like a set of 2 carat diamond earrings, right?). Diamonds may last forever, but a tight friendship is way more meaningful. These gifts are for the special people in your life who you want to wow even if your back account is a few dollars short of […]

Fri 11.30

Magic Johnson & Shocking Goat Watch: Aid in Ending AIDS

I LOVE Magic Johnson. He was my childhood hero as a basketball player and now as an adult he is my idol for his work in the community and his unwavering integrity. I’ve met him, and he is as genuine and big-hearted as his reputation suggests. I even have a signed Magic ball on my […]