12.05.2012

R.I.P Arm Party


                 (1: Spiked chain c/o Insane Jungle|Watch: Genova via Madeline|Star & Moonstone c/o Hippe Hebbedingetes
                       Madaket Sailing Rope c/o Lemon & Line| Friendship Bracelet: Handmade by yours truly)

 Raise your hand if you remember the days of the Arm Party, when every wannabe cool kid was sporting a stack of mismatched bangles and bracelets up to their elbows. 

 I would just like to point out that I was doing this before it was cool (hipster move, I know, but move on.) to disguise my awkwardly bony wrists.

 We slogged along like this for quite a bit until we realized how stupid it looked. However, I am still a bracelet hoarder, a habit that will most likely stay with me until my last days. In my defense, I do have some pretty awesome bracelets (as seen above). Let's talk about them.


1: SPIKES. This bracelet makes me feel tough, so I wear it with pink things.

2: My friend Madeline is not good at holding onto presents, and so I got my Christmas gift in November. Sparkly, isn't it? She knows me well.

3: I love love love this one so much, it's so sweet and understated. Very Taylor Swift-ish.

4: Ok, tell me this isn't the coolest. Liar. It is. I'm a West coast girl, so we don't really sail or wear striped polos or any of that fun stuff, but I've always been a bit fascinated with the stereotypical East coast "Ralph Lauren sailor chic" girl. Lemon & Line is the perfect fulfillment.

5: My best friend is a gorgeous Canadian genius, whom I met via a contest we were both in two years and several Justina's ago. (Who said internet relationships don't last? Pfft.) Anyway, when we met for the very first time, I made us these matching bracelets. (I was a crafty little thing.) I have lost mine six times, and it always manages it's way back into my pocket, or my shoe. Ideal.


I love them.

But I still wouldn't wear them all on one arm.

Rest In Peace Arm Party, you will forever be remembered as the time period when no one could lift their arms.

xx,
Justina


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31 comments:

  1. I love that they all mean something! So fun!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love this look but I never could pull it off!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  3. great party arm!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  4. loving your arm party!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  5. Love those bracelets! great post! Enjoyed reading it!

    Just followed your blog, hope you follow back too! ^_^

    http://locloset.blogspot.com

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  6. Heehe this is such a cute post. Remember the days of the jelly bracelets, where preteen girls (and boys) would stack literally hundreds of rubbery thin plastic bracelets around their wrists, and the more you had (and the more interestingly coloured/glittered they were), the cooler you were? I probably managed to stuff over one hundred onto each skinny arm. Ahh, those were the good old days, when I still wore pink and blue striped socks with uniform school shoes.

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  7. haha, I am still wearing ym party, but not to work, too heavy to type!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love the watch, I'm really liking rose gold atm!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Thanks for the comment on my blog sweet. I love that rope bangle, it's so cute. You know those skinny gold bangles? I used to wear loads of those - like 200 on each arm. I had arms like Arnold Schwarzenegger. True story.

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  10. That watch is so pretty, haha love the phrase 'arm party' definitely going to be using that! Great post xx

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  11. Hah! I actually still love the arm party, but we can agree to disagree ;)
    Great blog, following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  12. hahah great post !!

    lOVE YOur bracelets :)


    Have a great weekend !

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  13. mmm love the watch, so pretty! I like your blog, now following :)
    xx
    Rebecca @ trbcca.blogspot.com

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  14. Haha you're so right about the Arm Party. But I think your bracelets are so nice. I enjoyed reading your post. X

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  15. Haha, I still love the arm party too. Use it to disguise my skinny wrists as well ;P

    <3 Mel, beautytribune.com

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  16. I never got into the whole arm party thing! My arms are party poooopers. Love a good friendship bracelet though xxx

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  17. Great post. Love your Taylor Swift-ish bracelet - so pretty :-)

    Jxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  18. That watch is gorgeous! I know what you mean I don't think they suit being stacked together on the one arm, but individually they're gorgeous

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  19. Oooh I LOVE your watch!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, you're so sweet!! :)
    I'm definitely following your lovely blog :D
    Have an amazing weekend <3 xx

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  20. Hey Justina, thanks for visiting my blog, thought I'd come and take a peek at yours, and I love it! You have great personal style and I really like your witty way with words :) Following now, please f/back if you liked mine, thank you xo
    http://modemadeleine.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Hello :) I simply wanted to say How grateful I am for the kind words you left on my blog !
    I really like yours too :)

    Valeria
    xx

    http://builldinghopes.blogspot.it/

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  22. I love a great arm party!! Fabulous pieces :) xo

    http://diaryofafashionista.com

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  23. your watch is awesome <3
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  24. LIKE your watch dear
    <3

    x the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

    visit :)

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  25. I'm loving that watch!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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