If you're a regular reader you've probably already seen Tara's silver and mint Poole style in her post last week, and now it's time for a close up show and tell from me and my new Portland! Shore Projects is inspired by the beauty and fun of the British seaside and these watches are also waterproofed to 100m so they can be worn when swimming in the sea on the aforementioned seaside hollibobs - cute!
Anyhoo, the Portland is a gold/silver plated casing with white face, retailing at £115. Without wishing to sound like I fancy a schmoke and a pancake, I LOVE gold. It went out of fashion favour for years but it's now definitely my metal of choice when it comes to jewellery, and this is actually my first gold watch, and what a beauty!
Watch - c/o Shore Projects, Bracelets - Karma Feeling, ChloBo, Monica Vinader.
The Portland comes complete with a mint green strap, which is lovely for summer but my heart lies with a darker palette really, so I chose the Classic Green with Gold Clasp strap (£20) for a change. The straps are beautiful and actually made from leather and covered in the coloured nylon so they feel really sturdy, and they're super easy to change with the simple little slide and click mechanism. Ta daaa!
Isn't it purty? Here's a little factoid for you to finish with. The brand was actually started by a group of friends who noticed one day that none of them wore a watch! I love brands with back stories like that, it's the type of thing Tara and I dream of doing one day (T, I know you'll be thinking of our sealife tails and fins swimwear line when you read this, it could still work bub). Good stuff.
Overall, fine seaside holiday fun, consider us fans for Shore! ;)
J - Shore thing.