Get This (Arm) Party Started

When Outfits Epic Fail…

If I told you that the only item that wasn’t changed fifty times in this outfit was the leather pants, would you believe me? I walked out ready to go on our date, and [houston] looked at my sequin top, white undershirt, and chambray button down (unbuttoned) and gave me a dubious look. I knew right away that there was too much going on. So, I toned it all down with a simple silk & satin Kensie top (love that brand!), bright orange embossed belt, and of course, my arm party.

…New shoes are a pick me up!

I couldn’t wait to wear these mary janes by Nine West (they’ll be available in early October for the reptile prints, late September for suede). I had been waiting for them to come in the mail ever since I picked them out of the lookbook months ago, and here they are!! You will need to get your hands on a pair–I think you can preorder, actually. They’re so hot for fall.

Arm Party: Shashi bracelets (c/o) | Banana Republic wrap bracelet | Michael Kors watch | “diamonique” tennis bracelet | James Avery hook bangle | David Yurman bracelets

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

As always, I appreciate your comments,  tweets, and facebook love! xoxo

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  • Is that a party or what.. awesome!!! I love your lip colour and the cute bow… cant wait to link up my arm party

  • I actually like too many things about this outfit to name them all. Okay, here's a few: the shoes (wow), leather pants that look classic chic, sparkly clutch, metallic nail polish, pop of orange. And the Arm Party!!! I've been talking about that for a few days and sending people to your blog. My arms pre-partied today. They had fun.

  • I actually really love the neutral grey color story with pops of color on your lips, belt, and hair. Can't wait to link up my arm candy tomorrow =) JB.

  • I love the belt, top && bracelets. Great job (: The shoes are great too ! x

  • Great accessories. Love the bow in your hair, the belt and the shoes.
    By the way I used your instructions of your 'half moon nails' post for my nails today.

    See my link if you like.


  • Mar

    You look stunning! I especially love the bow on your hair, such a classic picture with all the great accessories, what an arm PARTY! – Mar

  • Looking great! Love all of your bracelets and your shoes are to die for 🙂



  • I really love that bow in your hair – and that state necklace is really cool and quirky!

  • Love the way your belt pops against the otherwise neutral colors!

  • great outfit..i know what you mean about changing 50 times except that one piece you really want to wear!

  • Haha, I'm so glad to know I am not the only one who still makes slightly dubious fashion choices! You ended up looking amazing though, I love the way the belt pops, and your hair clip is adorable xo

  • Kristina,

    Great outfit, whatever you changed out of this was the right thing to change into. I am a HUGE Nine west fan and would have loved more shoe shots–I know, I know…this one is about the "Arm Party". But everyday is a shoe party right?

    The Chief Blonde

  • Angela

    Love this entire outfit- you look fantastic 🙂

  • Adore the bracelets galore and the dazzling Coach clutch!

    ♥, Jamie

  • Really loving the leather pants – I have some on my wish list for fall, too! 🙂

  • I love the hair bow, I saw one like it at H&M. Who knew things like that would come back!

  • Love a good arm party!

  • I love the Shashi bracelets =)

  • i still love your texas necklace so much! i want the new hampshire version 🙂

  • LOVE the arm party, gorgeous mary janes, and THAT orange belt! Just the perfect pop!

    xo, sam

  • And you made the best out of your outfit!!

  • I think I'm super jealous of your ability to wear gold watches…like I just don't think it's me, though I admire the look.

  • You are beautiful! I love how you rock large hair accessories

  • PrettyShinySparkly> Get This (Arm) Party Started: When Outfits Epic Fail… If I told you that the only… (#fashion)

  • You look fantastic, as always. I am pretty obsessed with 9 west's fall offerings. They've really upped the ante 🙂

  • I bought that same belt from Target and it's been one of my favorites! I love how bright it is and that it's super flexible so it holds up well to being tied.

  • Get This (Arm) Party Started – When Outfits Epic Fail If I told you that the only item that wasn'…

  • Get This (Arm) Party Started – When Outfits Epic Fail If I told you that the only item that wasn'…

  • Summer leather! Fabulous hun! SoCal's getting so dang hot, I can't wait for Fall to come!
    You look stunning!


  • I love how your leather pants aren't skintight, but still look so good! But aren't they ridic hot in the Texas heat? I'm assuming you just ran from a/c to a/c, lol. That's how I do it 🙂

  • Those shoes are amazing!! Love your arm party!

  • Get This (Arm) Party Started — Pretty Shiny Sparkly via @PrttyShnySprkly

  • Get This (Arm) Party Started — Pretty Shiny Sparkly via @PrttyShnySprkly

  • Love the top!!

  • Those shoes are soooooo cute, especially the turquoise ones. I really like your orange belt, it's a beautiful accent of color.

  • Love the shoes!

  • I'm obsessed with watches lately, I love that one you are wearing. I had great fun with my arm party yesterday!

  • Lovely outfit and haute arm party! Love those leather pants!

  • Chic and cute – and love the shoes!
    Thanks for the idea, I needed to start wearing my bracelets/bangles again!

  • love your beautiful bracelets and how fabulous are those leather pants?!!!

  • Very pretty arm party! So elegant and chic
    xx Grace

  • Those leather pants are magnificent! Love this outfit! You look amaaaaaaazing! Gorgeous.

  • I'm loving all that bling on your arms!!! And that hair bow – LOVE!!! <3

  • Love this outfit – I'm glad you simplified, you look gorgeous!

  • We love this post by @PrttyShnySprkly. As Kristina says, let's get this arm-party started! Stack bracelets & bangles!

  • We love this post by @PrttyShnySprkly. As Kristina says, let's get this arm-party started! Stack bracelets & bangles!

  • Could you be any chicer?! @PrttyShnySprkly #LOVE !!Pretty Shiny Sparkly…

  • Outfits really nice and you are looking Gorgeous..!

  • Outfits really nice and you are looking Gorgeous..!