So, last night I’m watching “The Blind Side” for the first time – yeah, I’m late to the party – and I have to say I really liked this movie. I’m a sucker for overcoming-adversity stories, especially ones that are sports related, like “Hoosiers,” “Breaking Away,” “Rudy.” (Wow, Indiana is home to some really great stories, huh?) They’re all great.
Michael Oher, the young man who is the subject of “The Blind Side,” has quite the story to tell. Hubby was out last night, so I’m going to make him watch it with me tonight. Although, he may not be too pleased to watch a story about Michael Oher, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens, the team that handed Hubby’s Steelers their first loss of the season. Ouch.
Anyhoo, back to the movie. Now, while I loved the story of Michael Oher and the Tuohy family, I do tend to get distracted when it comes to accessories, wardrobe and set design featured in movies (the kitchen in “Something’s Gotta Give” or the house in “Father of the Bride” - all fabulous).
So, I wanted to know: What type of watch was Sandra Bullock wearing in the movie and did this watch start the “White Watch Trend” of the summer of 2010? Or, did the movie reflect a trend already taking place among Southern woman for the last several months? The chicken and the egg conundrum. Discuss.
I Googled the watch (yes, I did), and according to one of the sites, Ms. Bullock wore the ToyWatch White Plasteramic, available on at Nordstrom, Amazon and other retailers for beteen $225 to $275. And, of course there are a variety of knock-offs. Fossil has some nice ones that range from $65 to $85. So, here’s the burning question: Do you only wear a white watch between Memorial Day and Labor Day? Or, like Ms. Bullock’s character, Leigh Anne Tuohy, does one wear it throughout the year?
Yes, I’ve managed to take the film's message about overcoming adversity, racial barriers, homelessness and poverty and make it about a designer watch. Yeah, I hang my head in shame. But, that was a really cool watch, wasn’t it? ;)
Images courtesy of Amazon.com, Nordstrom and EW.com