Daniel Wellington: Classic Southampton Lady

Daniel Wellington: 
'Classic Southampton Lady'
"The story behind Daniel Wellington begins with a trip half way around the globe where Filip Tysander, the founder of Daniel Wellington, met an intriguing gentleman from the British Isles. The man had the inspiring ability to be gentlemanly but still relaxed and unpretentious. He had an impeccable style, and loved to wear his Rolexes on old weathered Nato straps, which he’d kept from his years in the British army. His name? Well, Daniel Wellington, of course."
Although Daniel Wellington designs are typically 'Preppy' - something that I can firmly say I am not - I can't help but fall in love with these watches. I can't decide if it's the large watch face, interchangeable Nato straps, rose gold touches (my favourite colour of gold) or the fact that they named one after Glasgow that makes me love them more. The designs are simple yet versatile in that they can be worn to any event: whether that be black tie, shopping trip with the girls, or even a date night with your significant other - these watches are going to look chic, stylish and best of all, effortless. The only downside? The price. With a starting price of $175 and the highest being $197, these watches are definitely an investment piece, but one that will prove a great buy. As I mentioned previously, the straps on these watches are easily changeable due to their simple Nato straps: the strap simply slides through below the watch face and takes all of 0.1 nano seconds to do. That isn't a legitimate time frame obviously, but it's close enough. So with 45 different options to choose from when changing your watch strap (prices ranging from $35 - $65), it does give you the option to coordinate your watch to any outfit, without forking out hundreds of pounds to do so. One more thing about the straps: there are 13 notches on the strap in order to tighten the watch to your wrist as required - more than enough to fit the smallest of wrists, whilst simultaneously fitting loose enough for slightly larger frames. There is nothing worse than receiving a brand new watch that you have been eagerly waiting on for days, only to realise that you have to take it to a jewellers to get it to fit properly. Thankfully, this isn't the case with a DW design.

Another little feature that appealed to me from Daniel Wellington watches was their names. Each watch is named 'Classic', followed by the name of a town or city in the British Isles and finished with 'Lady' - for Women's watches only. Obviously. I don't think men would appreciate their watch being named a lady for some reason. As I mentioned earlier, there is indeed one named the 'Classic Glasgow Lady', however when I browsed through the collection, I ended up settling on the 'Classic Southampton Lady' which is shown above. I felt that the mix of pink, white and navy stripes would allow me to wear the watch with more outfits and colour combinations than any of the others, even though it pained me not to choose the Classic Glasgow Lady!

All in all, I can say that Daniel Wellington watches are without a doubt well worth the slightly higher price tag and if you can save/spare/borrow the cash to buy one, then you definitely should. Even ask for one for your next birthday or Christmas present because I can tell you with confidence that you won't be disappointed. I actually want you guys to have one that much, I've managed to get you all a little extra discount on your next purchase at www.danielwellington.com, so if you fancy saving 15% - that's about $26? - from today until Octover 17th then just go to the website, add a watch (or two - you know, his and hers) to your shopping basket and enter the promo code: vitadimoda at checkout!

Photo Credit: www.danielwellington.com

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