Saturday, 30 July 2011

Bloggers Do It Better: You're Invited To The Arm Party

I've been following Pretty Shiny Sparkly for a while now, and I've really enjoyed her idea of 'Bloggers Do It Better', where she sets outfit challenge posts for her readers to blog about, such as 'Neons & Neutrals' and puts together a roundup of links of what everyone made of the challenge. I've wanted to participate before, but for any number of different reasons I have not been able to. However, I'm totally in love with the latest challenge  'Arm Party', and so happy to be able to participate! 
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An 'Arm Party' is the uber fashionable idea of having loads of different bracelets stacked up your arms - priceless bangles, concert entires, friendship bracelets, watches - the lot. I used to be such a huge fan of doing this, but I'd stopped doing it recently. However, since I got my Whistles wrap bracelet (pictured above with my everyday silver bangle and my Citizen dress watch from this outfit post last month)
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With the challenge in mind, I decided to put together a variant on the look I had already tried, something feminine, but with edge. 
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Black Wooden Bangle - Free with Harpers Bazaar, years ago
White Ribbon - From a Tiffany's box
Black & Gold Wrap Bracelet - Whistles
Silver Bangle - Gift from my parents
Dusty Pink Ribbon - From a Glossy Box
Harry Potter Inspired Star Wrap Bracelet - Pilgrims Proverb


Do you like stacking bracelets up your arms, or just wearing one or two? (I'd love to see some pictures!)

25 comments:

  1. Love how you wore the ribbons along with the other bracelets. I'm not the only one who compulsively saves ribbons! It's the world's easiest DIY and looks great.

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  2. Have always been a fan of wearing loads of bracelets, when I worked at camp I came home with a million friendship bracelets on!
    I loveeee the ribbons a unique twist, it's pretty!
    xx

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  3. I love wearing a lot of bracelets! And I also love how you included the ribbon- really pretty :)

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  4. Really nice the bracelet's combination! I've just discovered your blog. i saw some of your others posts too, I like your blog so much!I'm following you, I hope you follow me back, Kisses
    Alinne

    www.alinnestyle.com

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  5. Ooo, awesome. I love stacking up bracelets. And I'm definitely going to look into Bloggers do it Better. Sounds like a great project.

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  6. I used to love wearing loads of bracelets, now I barely have any! This looks like a fun challenge!

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  7. Love how you layered your bracelets with ribbon, Rachel! Totally love that Tiffany's necklace too btw.

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  8. Arm Party. I love it I went through a phase of wearing my bracelets like this, maybe it's time to bring it back. Gorgeous bracelets

    L x

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  9. Aw! I do it all the time, but I tend to take off any concert/festival wristband. I just posted a picture of one of my favourite combination on my blog. : )

    http://elle-yeah.blogspot.com

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  10. haha, i love this idea too! i've never heard the term "arm party" but i love a jewelry magpie in any form...whether it's rings, necklaces or bracelets!

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  11. cool look!
    I have quite a bit of an arm party going on at the moment!
    I always will love this look!
    ceeharvey.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, lovely outfit!
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  13. I got in a real habit of stacking bracelets a while back so I'm really excited for this challenge to do it again!
    I love the way you've used ribbon.

    Florrie x

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  14. I like so much bracelets!
    xx

    lesimple.sk

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  15. arm candy, gorgeous bracelets- stacked to perfection. you have succeeded the challenge in my books!

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  16. Hey I participated in the BDIB challenege too! I came across your link and I'm loving your arm party! Love the pieces of ribbon tied as bracelets so chic!

    jemappelleshen.wordpress.com

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  17. Love the combination of bracelets! That Whistles one is really nice! I also like the idea of a ribbon used as a bracelet :)
    Anna

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  18. i love the idea of adding ribbon into the mix! well done :)

    cheryl
    a peek of chic

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  19. How pretty with the ribbons added in! This has been a fun challenge, lots of creativity :)

    robyn of boluxe.wordpress.com

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  20. love the wrap bracelet and how you missed it with ribbons. I'll have to try that myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. That looks super cool. I love the addition of the various ribbons. Edgy yet femine!

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  22. I like the variety of ribbons!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

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  23. love the combination!
    xxxo



    http://angelieeee.blogspot.com/
    you can also follow me on Twitter! :) @angelieeee

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  24. "Do you like stacking bracelets up your arms, or just wearing one or two?"

    yeah, but sadly I don't have the photo. btw, love the party of bracelets you have. Chic and yet edgy. Love it!

    Cheers,
    Cathy@barco scrubs

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