Arm Party

Ahhh…the arm party. Coined by one lovely Man Repeller, the trend has been around for longer than its name. Editrixes, models and fashion bloggers alike all sport a plethora of friendship bracelets, bangles, chains, watches, and more. Down South, we lucky belles collect David Yurman bangles and wheat rope bracelets to layer. Up North, it’s all Tiffany. West coast: friendship bracelets mixed with Cartier Love bangles.

Me? I prefer a mix of all of the above. I love mixing my David Yurman collection with Shashi bracelets, vintage watches and faux-diamond jewelry. High and low is always a good way to go!

The Challenge

Yep, it’s another Bloggers Do It Better challenge! This one should be short and sweet.

  1. Snap at least one close-up photo (or two, or three) of your arm party and post it to your blog by Wednesday, August 3rd.
  2. Visit Pretty Shiny Sparkly on Wednesday, August 3rd to link your blog post to the link-up (which will be within the post published here on Aug 3)
  3. Make sure you have the button, and link to the challenge (this post, or link-up post when it goes live, either is fine)
  4. Don’t forget to party! (Responsibly, kids, I don’t want your arms getting into any trouble.)

My Arm Parties

For more inspiration, feel free to check out my own arm parties I’ve posted on the blog over the past year or so.

Photos: © Man Repeller, Jak+Jil, Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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  1. 07.29.2011 / 12:27 am

    I love this idea (and definitely love Leandra's "Arm Party" phrase.) Have to admit I was slow to jump on this trend due to the hard time I've had finding bangles that fit over my hand and onto my wrists! It's a problem I had mainly with items from fast fashion stores like H&M. Luckily, I've had a lot of success with vintage clasp-style and beaded elastic bracelets. I'll definitely submit a link next week!


    – neahle ize`

  2. 07.29.2011 / 12:50 am

    Love this… bangles are my thing…

  3. 07.29.2011 / 2:30 am

    It's a very cool idea, but I rarely wear bracelets – they feel uncomfortable to me – so I might not participate this time. We'll see.

  4. 07.29.2011 / 3:07 am

    Oh I adore the phrase 'Arm Party', just brilliant. I've long loved stacking up bracelets so I'm really excited about this challenge, it will be my first BDIB. 🙂

    Florrie x

  5. 07.29.2011 / 3:33 am

    Leandra is too funny! Plus, she has great arm parties! This should be fun!!

  6. 07.29.2011 / 3:58 am

    yes!yes!yes!!this one i shall rock..i was thinkng yesterday only what your nest BDIB will be and arm party is awesome cool!!!love man repelling:D

  7. 07.29.2011 / 4:07 am

    I am loving these BDIB assignments! My first assignment was the most recent one and while I began it with so much fear and hesitation, it was so cool to find that after I took that leap and put myself out there I felt amazing and confident with the result! Plus, it was unbelievable to feel a greater connection with so many brilliant and gorgeous women! I wonder if some of you have also found how the challenges have become good exercises in pushing our own self-image boundaries and comfort levels?

  8. 07.29.2011 / 4:16 am

    I love it! I'm in.

  9. 07.29.2011 / 4:19 am

    Oh wow I din't know there was a term to the stacking of bracelets – I like it though ARM PARTY! This will be so interesting to see! Btw, am hosting my first giveaway with a beautiful inspired necklace from the House of Harlow at stake. Please join if you can! – Mar

  10. 07.29.2011 / 4:22 am

    Hi, just found your blog and love your attention to jewelry. I often have rm parties!! I'll try to get a post in for this one. 🙂

  11. 07.29.2011 / 7:35 am

    I LOVE it! I didn't know there was an official name for it! love that!! :))) Can't wait to link up! 🙂

  12. 07.29.2011 / 8:29 am

    bracelets are awesome, but undortinately it's not my style.

  13. 07.29.2011 / 8:37 am

    i love bracelets! its one type of accessory i dont mind on

  14. 07.29.2011 / 9:00 am

    cool cannot wait!!. cool theme

  15. 07.29.2011 / 9:04 am

    Arm candy I adore! I am a Tiffany, Yurman fan as well. Oh, with a little splash of leather and studs. Can't wait to link up, should be a blast!

  16. 07.29.2011 / 10:16 am

    OO this will be a fun BDIB! I've got ideas already!

  17. 07.29.2011 / 10:22 am

    I love arm parties! I will see you next week!

    xo L.

  18. 07.29.2011 / 11:05 am

    Bracelets are cool to see in other people, but not funny / comfortable for me to use.

  19. 07.29.2011 / 1:27 pm

    Fabulous idea!! I love arm candy anyways so this will be super fun!

    xo, sam

  20. 07.29.2011 / 3:05 pm

    looking forward to it! Great idea!!

  21. 07.29.2011 / 3:08 pm

    Looking forward to this Kristina! I haven't participated in BDID yet, but this seems like the perfect opportunity. I'm ready for the Arm Party. Don't worry. I plan on giving my arms a curfew 🙂


  22. 07.29.2011 / 3:20 pm

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  23. 07.29.2011 / 4:38 pm

    I have an arm party on everyday, I love the look!
    The pictures are gorgeous!

    xx Grace


  24. 07.29.2011 / 4:44 pm

    LOVE the arm party trend. I've been rocking it for awhile in CA but it's so fun to collect and stack!

  25. 07.29.2011 / 5:32 pm

    i love the arm party! i might have to go bracelet shopping!

  26. 07.29.2011 / 6:47 pm

    I cannot tell you HOW excited I am. Bracelets are strewn about my dresser because I cannot stop buying them! LOVING this BDIB assignment! Woohoo!

  27. 07.30.2011 / 12:07 am

    This is great! Lately I've been obsessed with finding different kinds of bracelets. It's going to be so much fun to see everyone's combinations.

  28. 07.30.2011 / 12:14 am

    YES!!!! This is a post I can definately participate. By August 3rd you say? I am in!!!!!

  29. 07.30.2011 / 2:52 am

    very excited about this. if i can find any good bracelets. it will be my first bloggers do it better. also, i like the phrase arm party, wicked.

  30. 07.30.2011 / 6:45 am

    Wonderful idea! I think I might join this party.=)

  31. 07.30.2011 / 11:07 am

    Yay!! And, double yay! I am all about the "Arm Party," and I can't wait to do this challenge. The only trouble will be what to choose. 🙂

  32. 07.30.2011 / 3:13 pm

    First of all… I love how Man Repeller coined an armful of bracelets the 'Arm Party'. Thanks for inviting all of us to your BDIB Arm Party. I have a little work to do in order to get ready for this BDIB but I'm looking forward to it… like usual. (:

  33. 07.30.2011 / 4:51 pm

    I really love this one! Unfortunately I will be on a holiday this week so I cannot submit the link. I don't know if it's possible for anyone here to submit it, but it will appear on Tuesday at 10 am on my blog (the link will probably be:…. I know I ask a lot, but I really like this one.. I would be so grateful if someone could find the time submit it for me.

  34. 07.30.2011 / 6:27 pm

    Friendship bracelets are all the rage with my friends so I'm always wearing of ton of them. I love the look of the "Arm Party" but I need to get a few more chunky silver bracelets!

  35. 07.30.2011 / 6:46 pm

    Arm Party Ahhh …the arm party. Coined by one lovely Man Repeller, the trend has been around for longer than its na …

  36. 07.30.2011 / 7:26 pm

    I am *so, so* excited about this! I’ve been waiting to a BDIB assignment and I just thinking that I want to do a post on this because I purchased some fun bracelets, charms, and a watch. Looking forward to it! xx

  37. 07.30.2011 / 7:42 pm

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  38. 07.30.2011 / 10:12 pm

    Wow, I really like this one, I've been evaluating my favorite "arm parties" to re-create for this post!

  39. 07.31.2011 / 2:40 am

    nice! excited with this fantastic idea!

  40. 07.31.2011 / 7:49 am

    I'm so excited! This will be my first official BDIB challenge! (I couldn't do the maxi one because I only own maxi dresses and not skirts. That will change!)

  41. 07.31.2011 / 7:57 am

    Great challenge, I`m in as well!

  42. 07.31.2011 / 10:59 am

    This is a great idea,
    I think I'll start doing these blogger do it better assignments, they seem so much fun.

  43. 07.31.2011 / 2:43 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I mentioned this post and linked to your blog today. Can't wait for Arm Party Wednesday!

  44. 07.31.2011 / 7:12 pm

    I enjoy wearing bracelets and other jewelry so this will be fun.

  45. 08.01.2011 / 12:10 am

    I will definitely be in this one.. I'm excited!

  46. 08.01.2011 / 2:59 am

    Don't want to be late to the party! My arm is like a magnet to Arm Candy. And my daughter is competing against me so this is going to be fun.

  47. 08.01.2011 / 3:40 am

    I totally LOVE it!!!!!!
    Gotta do it!!! 😀

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  50. 08.01.2011 / 10:28 pm

    This is my first BDIB and I'm soooooooo excited! I won't be tardy to this arm party :o)

    Can't wait to see all of the submissions!

  51. 08.02.2011 / 2:08 am

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  53. 08.02.2011 / 9:23 am

    This is a great challenge! Can't wait to pile it on… beautifully of course!

  54. 08.02.2011 / 10:58 am

    This is my favorite BDIB yet! I wear arm candy more often than any other accessory so this will be fun. The challenge will be choosing just one look….
    Thanks Kristina!

    Faerl Marie

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  56. 08.02.2011 / 2:28 pm

    I love watches and bangles and bracelets, so it's good in the hood for me. Can't wait to come to the arm party.

    Meanwhile, I'm a huge fan of Man Repeller.

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  61. 08.03.2011 / 4:50 am

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  62. 08.03.2011 / 6:15 am

    Who's joining the #BDIB challenge tomorrow? I know I am! Can't wait to see how everyone sports an armful of bracelets

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  65. 08.04.2011 / 1:32 pm

    I loved this challenge! It was my first and definitely will not be my last. I have been coming to your blog for quite some time and I had to let you know how much you inspire me. So much so, that I started my own with my sister. I am a full-time nursing student and {now} blogger, and when I read that you are a full-time med student I decided if you can do THAT, I can do it too! Thanks for sharing your life with us fellow bloggers…. and I hope that someday you can feel ready to share your tragic story about your brother. I lost my Dad so I know that takes time, but I would love to hear how you cope and possibly share stories.

    For all you do,

    XO Danielle

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