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Telling Time

blog_beautyWe’ve written about her in the pages of Good Times before, but Terry McInerney is still getting an A+ in our grade book for creating fine leather goods. Take this $45 brown leather cuff watch, for example. Suited for a variety of wrist shapes, these watches come in a slew of leather options, and faces. McInerney can custom order your vision of a cuff watch, or you can order one straight from her Etsy shop (Nualaleather). Timeless, classic, rustic, charming and über stylish, these timepieces are a must-have. I’ve been eyeing them for over a year now and should probably just call her up and custom order one for myself. Also on her Etsy page is another Obsessive Beauty favorite—a cuff with a broach attached to it—whimsical and fashionable, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.
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