BDIB – Arm Party

There’s nothing I love more than a girl party, especially one with jewelry. That’s why when I read the next Bloggers Do It Better challenge I completely squealed with excitement – but seriously. Kristina decided to have us stack up our bangles and watches for an arm party, a trend I’m so loving right now. I assembled a quick arm party for this post, but with pieces that I wear regularly and that have been featured many a time here (such as here, here, + here. I think you’ll recognize nearly every piece!

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P.S. My camera is still giving attitude, so photogs are via my lovely (highly sarcastic voice there) Droid. Excuse any less than best quality photogs!

Front + Back views of the Arm Party. 
I decided to mix classy, colorful, and creative. Classy with the gold watch + bracelet; Colorful with small bangles; Creative with the large wooden bangle. Each piece gives a different dynamic, yet ties the entire AP (arm party) together. I could easily wear this with a plain white tee and shorts, but also wear it out for a date night with a skirt + some heels. With so many pieces + textures, the look is extremely versatile. 

Let’s Break it Down
1. The AE Wooden Bangle (similar): This has been one of my favorite bangles since I first purchased it years ago. I have an extremely small wrist, and often can’t wear bangles, but this one seems to fit perfectly!
2. J. Crew Bangles (similar, similar, similar): To be honest, I completely forgot about these beauties! I was searching through my packed jewelry drawer, and was so excited when I found them. They remind me much of the Kate Spade ones that I am crushing on! I will most definitely be adding these into my arm party rotation more often.
3. Michael Kors Watch (similar) Heirloom Rope Bracelet (similarsimilar) It’s no secret this is my staple for any arm party. The MK watch is probably my favorite piece of jewelry. I typically always pair it with this rope-esque bracelet that I snatched from my mom (It didn’t fit her wrist anymore, but perfectly fit mine!). The two go perfectly together, and are an instant spruce to any outfit!
4. AE Assorted (similarsimilar) : These bangles are so easy to throw on with an outfit, or to add to an arm party. They’re simple, and have a fun little texture. The set came with two more, but I opted to leave them out for this go-round!
So tell me, what’s your staple for your arm party? Do you like a wild party (lots of pieces) or do you opt for a calm collected one (just a watch or two)?
Note that I’ve listed available pieces that are either direct matches or similar items to purchase. If you love an item then follow one of the links to make it your own!


  1. 8.3.11

    Hey I participated in the BDIB challenege too! I came across your link and I’m loving your arm party! I like that you showed all angles of the arm party! Those are great pieces!


  2. 8.3.11

    in the summer I go for a small party because the bracelets make my arm feel warm 😛
    3-4 is a good number for bigger cuffs, but if thet are small, the more the better!!
    I participated in the challenge too…and I did a “themed” party: wood vs metal!

  3. Kimberly said:

    Love this!! I forgot to add my MK watch to my stack – oops! Looking forward to meeting you next month in NYC at FABB! 🙂


  4. 8.3.11

    Love it! I have never put a watch with my arm bangles but I am definitely going to now. Looks very cute.

    PS: Congrats on the Lucky Style Collective 🙂

  5. Tere said:

    great post, i really love it!

    have a great day!


  6. Mae said:

    I was really looking forward to your arm party, Marissa! It’s fabulous…I especially love those J.Crew bracelets. nicely done!

  7. Alisha said:

    Thanks for the chuckle regarding your droid camera! Hope the camera starts working soon. Love your watch! I bought a similar one from Francesca’s Collection. It’s definitely a staple piece now in any and all of my arm parties!! 🙂


  8. Anna said:

    I love your watch, it`s so pretty!!

  9. So cute! I love the red and purple combo especially with the gold watch. Lots of fun new ideas to experiment with! xx

  10. PaulinaMo said:

    Lovin’ your arm party!! it’s definitely a party when an MK watch is involved :)!!


  11. Michelle said:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. A few things (besides the thanks): (1) Your arm party’s so pretty! I love the mix of red and purple, and I’ve been looking for the perfect wooden bracelet; (2) vacation to Maine?! Ugh, we were supposed to go to Maine and it didn’t work out. I’m jealous!; (3) love your blog. I’ll have to start following!

  12. 8.4.11

    Love your Michael Kors watch! I think I am going to ask for one for my birthday!

  13. LOVE your arm party! looks so chic!


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  14. Julie said:

    I love how you mixed the different styles together. They looked fantastic.


  15. Grace said:

    Gorgeous bangles!

    xx Grace

  16. 8.8.11

    Ooooh, I love that Heirloom Rope Bracelet! So chic!

  17. angelieeee said:

    I´ve got the same Michael Kors watch but in silver… and I definetely love it !!!

    you can also follow me on Twitter! 🙂 @angelieeee

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