a secret smartwatch


I’d like you to officially meet Shola. You might have noticed him sparingly in an Instagram Story or a Valentine’s Day post. A devoted Instagram Husband, he’s dedicated many a weekend or vacation day to getting the perfect shot. When Fossil asked me to try out their new hybrid smartwatch, I immediately new I had to ask if Shola could try one out too. He’s very into smart watches & classic ones as well. It’s always tough for him to decide which look to go for so this watch is the best of both worlds for him! He purchased his first Fossil watch in 9th grade. It was THE cool kids watch for him back in high school, so the nostalgia is real.

This is my first Fossil watch AND first smartwatch! Shola has been trying to get me to wear a smartwatch for a few years now. He’s always raving about how functional they are, but I never liked the look of them. Now, I’m getting very into all the tech-y aspects of this one that helps me get through my day and I’m happy that the classic style goes with everything! 

I’m not a fan of having my phone out when I’m in meetings or at dinner, as I like to be present and reserve that time for the special people that I’m with. To be notified of important messages and notifications—all from my wrist—is a game changer! The hands move, along with a gentle buzz, to let you know when you’ve received a call, text, email or app notification. Shola is super excited that I won’t miss as many of his text messages—he’s set to #1 on my watch. I love finding real heritage brands that continue to reinvent themselves. It feels good to wear something classic and quality that you know will stand the test of time. Pun intended 😉

Images by Lydia Hudgens

On me: FOSSIL Q Accomplice Hybrid Smartwatch

On him: FOSSIL Q Grant Hybrid Smartwatch

Thank you Fossil for sponsoring this post.



  1. Osaro
    August 6, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Your husband is yoruba???????

  2. janellemarie
    August 8, 2017 / 2:17 am

    Yes, He is!

  3. October 28, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Awesome. This is what I am looking for with the smartwatch.

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