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Cluse To My Heart

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

BLOUSE: Maje – similar/SKORT: Maje – similar here and here/BLAZER: H&M/HEELS: (c/o) Shopbop – more options here/TOTE: (c/o) Neiman Marcus/EARRINGS: (c/o) BaubleBar/WATCH: (c/o) Cluse

As women, we’re programmed to take care of others. Whether that be your significant other, a sick family member, your bestie who’s going through, like, the world’s WORST breakup, your startup, whatever – we don’t concentrate enough on ourselves. Then we do stupid things like seek validation in others for the love we don’t have.

Listen. You and I both know that deep down inside, we can’t fully love someone else until we love ourselves first. Not to be super emotional or anything but many women (including me) know what it’s like to not put “love myself” on my to-do list and instead run around like a crazy person ticking everything off that list until they ultimately crash and burn. No bueno.

Along my path to learn more about myself and work on being a better person, I discovered the importance of this. Not because Oprah told me to. Or my mom. But because I literally crashed and burned from working way too much. To the point where I knew something had to change.

I know I’ve talked about this – and continue – to talk about this SO much because it’s a topic close to my heart…

So now, I do something everyday that’s solely for me. Lately, that means taking dance classes. Or buying myself something special, like a beautiful new watch.

To you, this might look like getting a massage. Or soaking in a hot bubble bath while reading a new book. Or practice saying no. Or asking your best friend to list 10 things they love about you…

If you’re aspiring to do something big one day – chances are, you’re super busy and want to do it. I get it. Been there. Still there. Just don’t crash and burn. Especially on a day that celebrates love, Valentine’s Day! Take time for yourself. Do something extra special. Buy the watch. (Side note, I adore the one I’m wearing in today’s look! It’s from Cluse and it’s PINK!)

And above all, remember that the love you want is already inside of you. You just need to embrace it. <3

Xo, Stephanie

[Thank you Cluse for sponsoring this post!]

Time for a CLUSE up!

Cluse Watches - The Style Bungalow

Cluse Watches - The Style Bungalow

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

TOP: Here/SHORTS: (c/o) AG Jeans via Marshalls – similar here and here/WEDGES: (c/o) Topshop/HAT: Similar here and here/WATCH: (c/o) Cluse Watches

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It’s time (literally) for me to wear a different watch. I’ve been wearing the same one over and over for about a year now; hesitant to buy a new one. Recently, I was introduced to CLUSE watches, a watch brand based in Amsterdam. And well, by the looks of things, have made the “switch” to a new brand. Here’s why…

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When browsing CLUSE watches online, I noticed that almost all of their designs were simple, timeless and classic. The kind of watches that look good with a cocktail dress or with jeans. The kind of watches that never “go out of fashion,” which if you know anything about me, is super important. I’m all about building a classic wardrobe and maximizing your “CPW,” also known as your cost per wear.

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Needless to say, CLUSE watches are a great option for those of you not ready to splurge on an iconic luxury brand. It’s a practical purchase. One that’s reasonably priced. They also have so many pretty bands to choose from. The strap can be easily interchanged, allowing you to personalize your watch.

Pictured here, I’m wearing the La Boheme watch in Gold White/Grey.

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My second watch, the La Boheme watch in Rose Gold/Marsala, was recently featured on my Instagram here…

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If I had to choose between the two, I would go with the Grey one!

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Grey is such a rich and timeless color. It also helps bring out the gold in this watch. Grey is a color that looks great with neutrals, like black and white, and is a color that can be worn throughout all seasons.

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Love it? Click here to browse more styles! Scroll up to shop today’s look…

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Xo, Stephanie