Juicy Couture

Update: This post has been updated on March 27, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

In the last few years, I always felt attracted to these oversized, men’s like Michael Kors-type of watches, but lately I’ve been more and more finding myself flirting with the idea to purchase one of these tiny, feminine, classic women’s watches such as the “Tank Anglaise” by Cartier. It’s such a timeless design and I have no doubt I could still wear it in either 5 or 50 years from now on and still look great. But $33.900? We don’t even need to begin the discussion of possibly purchasing or saving up for it because it’s way, way out of my price league…or universe even.

Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch in gold and white gold

Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch (Medium Model)
($33.900, Cartier)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Saks Fifth Avenue Stainless Steel Pavé Crystal Bezel Rectangular Watch

Update (03/27/2016): Spotted these lovely watches by Saks Fifth Avenue today which instantly reminded of the Cartier Tank Anglaise Watches above. These are currently 50% off for $87.49. Steal deal alert!

Saks Fifth Avenue Stainless Steel Pavé Crystal Bezel Rectangular Watch in goldtone and silvertone (Cartier Tank Anglaise inspired)

Saks Fifth Avenue Stainless Steel Pavé Crystal Bezel Rectangular Watchls
($87.49, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH)

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watch

Update (05/02/2015): Found another great Cartier Tank Anglaise steal alternative by Vince Camuto. Available for $125 $90.23 (sale price!) in either gold-, silver- or rosegold-tone.

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watch in gold, silver and rose gold (Cartier Tank Anglaise knockoffs)

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watchamazon
($90.23, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Vince Camutols & Dillard’sls.

Juicy Couture “Darby” Watch

However, a few days ago I happened to stumble upon this set of watches by Juicy Couture and the design instantly reminded me of Cartier’s Tank Anglaise timepiece. There are a couple differences, but considering the huge price difference (the JC version cost either $195 (silver) or $250 (gold) compared to the $33.000 for the Cartier watch) I don’t think it’s much of a big deal.

Juicy Couture Darby 1901057 Watch in gold and silver (Cartier Tank Anglaise knockoff)

Juicy Couture “Darby” Watchls
($250, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Nordstromls.

Image source(s): Cartier, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nordstrom, Macy’s


When the Spring/Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear Shows debuted last fall, I was more than ready to wear the entire Balmain military-inspired collection. The leather! The epaulets! The olive green! Sure, one half of me is all stilettos and champagne, but the other half is pure Lara Croft—so there is just something about soldiers…uh…camo, combat boots, and military styling that gets me. Attennnnnn-TION! Balmain’s S/S 2010 collection is where military meets civilian in the chicest (and sexiest) way possible.

Balmain S/S 2010 Military Chic

So where my Balmain military tour comes to an abrupt end is when I remember it’s Balmain, and it’s expensive (and I’m sure I’m not the only one in that camp). But that’s the great thing about living in these times. There are scores of realistically-priced pieces available so you can unleash your inner G.I. Jane and not feel like a bomb just dropped when you open your credit card statement. And hey, you don’t even have to do the recon yourself. We’ve assembled a fantastic array of lower-priced items to help you build your military look now.

Balmain Spring 2010 Military Chic 4 Less

Go Shopping:

  1. Topshop Washed Military Shirtls, $55
  2. Forever 21 Glam Jean Chain, $7.80
  3. Super Trash Faux Leather Pants, $137
  4. Charlotte Russe Military Blazer, $29.99
  5. Old Navy Cuffed Twill Camp Shortscj, $22.50
  6. Nine West “Mouton” Sandalsamazon, $49.60
  7. J Brand Chino Pant, $216
  8. GUESS “Naemazza” Booties, $87.50
  9. Cheap Monday Snake Cutout Tankcj, $30
  10. Wet Seal Rib Tank Top, $6.50
  11. Alloy “Kena” Aviator Sunglassesls, $10.90
  12. Dollhouse “KENNEDY” Lace-Up Ankle Bootspjx, $34.99
  13. Juicy Couture Military Shirt Jacketcj, $198
  14. ASOS Leather Power Shoulder Blazer, $102.56
  15. Wet Seal Military Crop Jacket, $26.50