BDIB: Arm Party with McQueen

by Jessica Sturdy on August 2, 2011



I’m sure you’re familiar with arm parties by now, but I’ll introduce you JIC (just in case). Man Repeller coined the term “arm party” to refer to lots of bracelets on the wrists (and up the arm depending on the size and number of bracelets). Friendship-type bracelets and stacks of bracelets (even mismatched) have been a big trend this summer. The more the merrier, it is a party after all!


Here’s the Guest List…
Right Hand: Alexis Bittar & Cara (Nordstrom)
Left Hand: Michael Kors watch, two bracelets from J Parkes in Springfield, IL (one gifted from my brother & his girlfriend), two bracelets from a boutique in Virginia (gifts from my aunt), Tiffany & Co., J.Crew, Sequin (Nordstrom)
Rings: JewelMint & Macy’s

I love the two bracelets from J Parkes. The silver one says “do what you love” and the rose gold, yellow gold, and silver one says “believe in yourself.” A little dose of motivation and inspiration throughout the day when I glance down to check the time!


My Alexander McQueen scarf was definitely an investment, but it was worth it! I knew I was doomed when I tried it on because the purple and green looked great with my blonde. There were a few days of mulling, but I knew it would be in my closet before long. McQueen scarves are mood changers, just like sequins! It’s nearly impossible to have a bad day when they’re on.


Blazer: Silence & Noise
Jeans: BDG
Booties: Sam Edelman
Scarf: McQueen (similar, but opposite)

**Go check out the rest of the entries on Pretty Shiny Sparkly**

(Photog: Matt)

{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth August 2, 2011 at 7:35 am

This is such a cute ensem! Love your arm party, and those J Parkes bracelets are lovely. Even though I’m not a fan of skulls, I’m loving your scarf…the colors really do look great with your hair and skin tone!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I’m not usually a fan of skulls, but I love me some McQueen :)

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simplicityisultimatesophistication August 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

you look adorable!! Love it all..arm party, scarf, booties…you were right! as a fellow blonde- I would have been sucked in when I put that scarf on too…it’s prefect with you hair and skin! love the arm party

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Thanks Allyson!

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Luis Torres August 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Super cute outfit! I love me some arm candy!

-Luis

http://www.ChiCityTrends.com

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Thank you :)

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Real Girl Glam August 2, 2011 at 4:31 pm

This look is SO cute & Im in love with the scarf! Your arm party is fabulous as well, mine on the other had is still a work in progress!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Yours looked great! I love how you mixed your two styles together!

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FASHION TALES August 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

The arm candy is cute, but that scarf is so beautiful!! :) Have a lovely day.

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Thank you so much! It’s my favorite possession right now!

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Mandy August 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I feel the same way about McQueen…my red and purple scarf is my fav! I love all of your jewelry. They look great together!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Thanks Mandy!

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ashleypilotinglife August 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

Stopping by from Pretty Shiny Sparkly’s BDIB. I love your J Parkes bracelets. Lately I’ve been wearing more jewelry that gives me motivation or reminds me of people I miss. Fun arm party!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Thanks for stopping by!

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boluxe August 3, 2011 at 12:33 am

Love the Look!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Thank you!

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jemappelleshen August 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

Hey I participated in the BDIB challenege too! I came across your link and I’m loving your arm party! I love the nails and ring too! I like that fact that you thought of the complete look not just the bracelets!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Thank you! I figured this was the perfectly subtle outfit to add a stack of bracelets to!

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designedbyann August 3, 2011 at 1:07 am

nice arm party! Love the colors of your bracelets…they match very nice with the scarf, which is adorable. I like purple color very much! :)

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Thanks Ann!

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Rachel August 3, 2011 at 3:05 am

Your arm party is great, but I’m all about your absolutely lovely scarf!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

It really is amazing!

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AquĆ­ August 3, 2011 at 3:12 am

Love your take on the arm party! Great shoes! I love the peep toe!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Thank you! Got them on sale which makes them even better!

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mae August 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

you look fantastic as always! love your arm party…the turqouise enamel bracelet is my favorite!
xx
mae
http://www.alltheshinypieces.com

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Thanks Mae! Your comments are always so sweet!

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Joey August 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I love your arm party! The guest list bit is so cute.
Isn’t this BDIB assignment so much fun? I took part in it, too and am busy going through all the amazing looks!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I love BDIB! I definitely look forward to it every couple of weeks! So much fun!

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Marissa August 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Your arm party is lovely, lady! But I can’t help but stare at those booties, seriously amazeee.
Did you get your security key for FABB yet? I hope you can make it!

xx
Marissa

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

No, I haven’t yet :( WAITLIST. I thankfully never got waitlisted when applying to colleges, but I can imagine it’s a similar feeling. I just want to go SO bad! If I can’t go to FABB, I’ll probably go to IFB so we should still meet up!

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Prissy August 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Love the arm candy & your shoes are EVERYTHING!!!!

Prissy

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Thanks!!

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two birds August 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

every time i got to a new picture, i found something i loved! the bracelets, the nails, the booties! amazing!!!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Thank you! And thanks for visiting my page :)

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Maia August 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Love how you paired turquoise with purple. Looks fantastic and vibrant against your coloring!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm

The scarf did it for me, I just had to add matching bracelets :)

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Amy August 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Love the whole outfit, especially the booties! Thanks so much for the comment, it’s been fun starting to blog, and checking out all of the wonderful blogs, like yours, that are out there! Great post!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Thanks Amy!

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fanfictionpie August 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Ooh, a very exclusive arm party!
So pretty!

xx Grace
Dream-Boating

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Very exclusive… had to turn down some guests that weren’t within my color scheme! haha

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Cortnie Elizabeth August 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Love this look! Nice pop of color with the McQueen scarf.

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Headed there now!

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Fashion By Alicia August 4, 2011 at 5:36 am

Love your arm party! But I also love those shoes – to die for!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Thanks Alicia!

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Shasie August 5, 2011 at 12:14 am

So cute, great submittal for the challenge. Very daring to double wrist it!
Shasie of Live Life in Style
Wrinkle In Time Vintage Giveaway

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

haha Thank you!

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Miss Rockwell August 6, 2011 at 12:13 am

You are too cute. I love that MK watch-it’s sassy. And that scarf probably cost more than my whole summer wardrobe but you are ROCKING IT!!

Nails are fierce too! I’m hosting a DIY Manicure Party on August 12 for FBFF. Would love to see you there~

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I love parties! I’ll be there :)

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neekoh August 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Ooh, extra nice touch there with the leopard nails.

And I love your shoes!

XXo,
Neekoh

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Thanks so much :)

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Jen August 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

Found you through the challenge!! Love the McQueen scarf and shoes, and of course all the arm candy :) I also love glitzy and glamourous things so lovely to follow you on your blog!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I’m now a follower of your blog, too! I love how I get to meet wonderful bloggers through BDIB! It’s great :)

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Macey July 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

This outfit is adorable! Love the scarf and the peep toes!

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