Our world revolves around being connected all of the time, checking our emails, checking our missed calls and in recent time checking how many steps we’ve taken and making sure we get 10,000 steps a day. As much as I love wearing my apple watch, sometimes I feel too connected. I was excited when I was introduced to the Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch, I felt a sense of connection but still living in real time. The Fossil smartwatch still looks like a normal watch but has the capabilities that the apple watch without feeling overly connected.

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Leggings | Boots (sold out, similar here and here) | Sweater | Fossil Watch | Fossil Bag

The Fossil smartwatch tracks both activity (steps, calories, distance) and sleep (awake, light and restful). It also allows you to track progress towards a person goal like drinking water or exercising. It’s best suited to track steps when walking, running or doing similar activities throughout the day. It also allows you to receive notifications for social media, text, email and any other important alerts you wish to receive. You receive a gentle buzz through Bluetooth technology when a notification or alert arrives.

I chose a neutral band for my Q Accomplice but I love that I can interchange my band with all 16mm watch straps allowing me to dress it up to go out or down to exercise. I was hesitant on whether to share with you this next event in my life but in light of being transparent with you and since you follow me, I gave it enough thought to share with you something I have decided to take on these next six months. About 3 weeks ago, I decided that I would compete in a bikini competition by end of May. If you know anything about prepping for a show, you know these next six months will be a transition and tough. And, if you don’t, I am excited to share my journey with you.  I am looking forward to taking my Q Accomplice watch on many hikes, walks and runs with me as I encounter these next six months towards my stage look. It will be important for me to count calories, track my steps and monitor my sleep. You can save  25% off everything in-store and online until midnight tonight! It’s the perfect gift to add under the tree or to gift yourself and take on 2018 with a fresh start.


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Photography: Christy Kendall 

In collaboration with Fossil. Thank you to the brands that make Something Dashing possible. As always, all opinions are my own. 




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