Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Have you heard about Gilt?

If you haven't, hold on to your wallet! Or maybe just pull out your credit card and get ready to shop.

Gilt.com is a website with great flash sales on designer clothes, jewelry, accessories, household items and more! I joined about a year ago and keep my eyes out for good deals so I can strike while it's hot!

As I get farther into adulthood, I want to spend my money on quality things and not just buy what is cheap or convenient. That is the approach I took when looking for my first "big girl" watch. I wanted something that came from a good company, was high quality and -- of course -- looked fabulous.


This rose gold watch by Akribos has all the special touches I wanted. The chain is a nice twist (get it???) on the traditional watch band and the crystal accents make it a great dress-up piece. While it retails for $475, it was listed on Gilt for $75 and I used a special 20 percent off promo code for an even bigger discount. Score!

I styled the watch with a gold arrow bracelet from Stella & Dot and a pink-and-gold bangle.

In my opinion, the biggest downside to ordering online is waiting for your purchase to arrive. While the sunglasses I ordered arrived promptly, the watch took about a month to get here. (Note: I actually bought these a couple months ago and am just now getting around to sharing them with you!)

Check out the Diane von Furstenberg I bought on Gilt for $30!

They have a cute vintage look
Both the watch and the sunglasses have done a tour of summer weddings over the last few weeks and I've gotten lots of compliments on them.

If you haven't checked out Gilt yet, here is an invitation just for you: http://www.gilt.com/invite/amandacwinters

Happy shopping!


  1. I love that watch, it is super gorgeous. It looks like a great every day watch plus that price is amazing!

    - Sarah Christine

  2. The watch is so pretty :) Nice blog.
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  3. That watch is GORGEOUS. I don't wear watches but I would wear that one in a heart beat. I love how you paired it!