In the past year I’ve gotten more and more into basics. Clean, simple lines always look good and pair well together. I find that my most basic items are the ones that I still want to wear years later. And with this new found love of basics has come an appreciation for paired down accessories, particularly when it comes to watches. A few years ago it was all about those Michael Kors chunky metal watches, but now I haven’t been able to keep my eyes off the Daniel Wellington and Olivia Burton watches.

Of course those watches are monnnayyy. They’re a little out of my “grocery store stocker” pay grade. So I went on the hunt for something similarly classic and simple in a lower price range. Wouldn’t you know it, Asos had the answer. This little beaut was under $40 and hits the mark for me. I love the matte leather strap and the fact that the watch face in incredibly simple. I also love the size of the watch face – still over-sized but not so over-sized that my baby wrists are swimming in it. If this watch doesn’t quite do it for you, but you’ve also been lusting after those Wellington/Burton watches, I’ve seen plenty of other ones on Asos (around the $40/$50 mark) that have a similar feel (here, here, or here for example). They’re worth checking out.

  • Ohh lovely choice! I have also been eyeing up the DW watches. I've never been much of a watch person myself because, like you, I have tiny wrists. I would definitely like something like this though, classic and timeless, just the way I like it 😉 xx

  • This is just so gorgeous, and looks so classy!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Love this watch! Very classic, and a fraction of the Daniel Wellington price tag!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • This is such a pretty piece! I love the simplicity of it.

  • I was pretty darn pleased to find one I really liked for… not $300… haha.

  • Ah simplicity, something I've come to really appreciate.

  • Baby wrists unite! Only don't high five me because my hand might snap off what with the lack of wrist support.

  • Ah, finally, a more affordable option! I love DW watches but they are quite an investment for me! Thanks for sharing!

    Sophia //

  • So gorgeous! When the huge watches were trendy, I really wanted one but they always looked terrible on my skinny wrists. This one looks lovely, classic and minimalist! The price is definitely more attractive too.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • Perfect watch! I really love it it's effortless.

  • Hahaha, sometimes Steven just wobbles my wrists around and makes fun of how tiny they are…same with my legs. It happens. Small girl problems.

  • I know. The investment was too scary for me too despite the beauty.

  • Haha I know I had one, but everyone commented on how the face took up my entire wrist.

  • It's gawjjuss, I've been looking for a similar kinda thing but it rose gold x

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle</a

  • I've been trying to find a cheaper alternative to the Daniel Wellington one and this one looks gorgeous. Thanks