Style that’s Timeless: Hottest Watch Trends for 2013

Gone are the days of the “basic” watch. Today’s trendiest watches come in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and patterns. They convey style, personality and are capable of so much more than telling time. In my opinion, the bigger and more “bling” the watch contains, the better. Here are five of the hottest and most sought after watches and trends for 2013.

Animal Print: Animal print may not be for everyone, but the trend hardly ever goes out of style. Watch faces and bands that come in zebra, leopard, tiger, and giraffe print are both eye-catching, fun, and make any “basic” outfit pop. Designers that offer a sexy and playful collection of animal print watches include: Guess, XOXO, and Betsey Johnson and can be found in most department and specialty stores. Spice up any outfit with these trendy watches; a little animal print goes a long way!

Boutiques & Bling: Five Trendy Online Accessory Shops You Need to Know About

Fashionistas know that no outfit is complete without the perfect pairing of jewelry, bags, belts, and other fun accessories. Thousands of online retailers have launched in recent years and are offering specialty products that appeal to varying styles. More importantly, these boutiques provide a uniqueness that can’t be served up at the local mall. We’ve narrowed it down to five established and emerging boutiques that are sure to appeal to all you fashion accessory lovers out there.

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Heavy Metal

When it comes to style, it's been said that you must "accessorize, accessorize, accessorize." Look at the truly great--Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson, Kim Kardashian--and you'll notice one thing--their ensembles have that extra something that you can't put your finger on. In most cases, that something is an accessory. Whether it's fierce footwear, purses, belts, or jewelry, these added pieces take you from fashionable to style worthy, and our new obsession is the ultimate form of bling--body chains. We know it sounds a little S&M, but this is jewelry redefined. From necklaces that cover most of your upper body, to Kim Kardashian's hair chain, we're looking forward to draping ourselves in intricate heavy metal this season.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon: the Interview

You've already seen her at our Halloween party at Espace earlier this year. But now Kelly Killoren Bensimon is back and ready for more action at Gustavino's on New Year's Eve. Don't let her drama-instigating role on Housewives mislead you: Bensimon is more intelligent, funny, and eloquent than you think, and she's not stopping anytime soon. Love her or hate her, you better get used to her. Joonbug was thrilled to get a chance to speak with her and find out more about her family, her work, and her unrelenting quest for quality.

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