blouse & purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
jeans: AG jeans (similar pairs)
combat boots: Madden Girl (exact, and on sale!)
Stuck in Traffic watch: c/o RAKANI (exact)
There are a few other things that I really liked about this watch in particular. I picked the larger-sized face (40mm) for the favoured “boyfriend” style. With other watches, picking a bigger face usually means that the strap is too long for my 6.5″ wrists, but I was pleasantly surprised when this watch fit perfectly! My wrist fits exactly in the size of the last hole on the strap, which is great because I didn’t have to use a shady method of poking an extra hole with a safety pin. haha! (Please tell me I’m not the only one guilty of DIY-ing extra strap holes?)
I actually got a chance to chat with the designer of the line, Chirayu, who really made it clear how much of a labour of love this line turned out to be. After telling him my qualms about other leather strapped watches, it was refreshing to hear that the extra holes in the straps were a design consideration that was made early on in the design process. Through our chat, I also learned that the straps are double-layered, which really explains the cushioning of the piece against the wrist. These subtle things go a long way when it comes to a piece I wear day-long on my wrist.
After understanding the inspiration behind this line and the classic, creative style that Chirayu is building behind the RAKANI brand, I can’t wait to see what the next collection looks like. The effortless styles and translation of concepts to designs are really setting apart this brand from the rest of the watch industry!
Disclosure: Thank you again to Chirayu for the opportunity to learn about this up and coming brand, RAKANI, and for providing this watch for review. The opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.