BDIB: Arm Party with McQueen

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)

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  1. 8.2.11
    Elizabeth commented:

    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!

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  2. 8.2.11

    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

  3. 8.2.11
    Luis Torres commented:

    Super cute outfit! I love me some arm candy!


  4. 8.2.11
    Real Girl Glam commented:

    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!

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  5. 8.2.11
    FASHION TALES commented:

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

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  6. 8.2.11
    Mandy commented:

    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!

  7. 8.3.11

    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!

  8. 8.3.11
    boluxe commented:

    Love the Look!

  9. 8.3.11
    jemappelleshen commented:

    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!

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  10. 8.3.11
    designedbyann commented:

    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! :)

  11. 8.3.11
    Rachel commented:

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

  12. 8.3.11
    Aquí commented:

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

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  13. 8.3.11
    mae commented:

    you look fantastic as always! love your arm party…the turqouise enamel bracelet is my favorite!

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks Mae! Your comments are always so sweet!

  14. 8.3.11
    Joey commented:

    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!

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  15. 8.3.11
    Marissa commented:

    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!


    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

      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!

  16. 8.3.11
    Prissy commented:

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


  17. 8.3.11
    two birds commented:

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

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! And thanks for visiting my page :)

  18. 8.3.11
    Maia commented:

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

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  19. 8.3.11
    Amy commented:

    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!

  20. 8.3.11
    fanfictionpie commented:

    Ooh, a very exclusive arm party!
    So pretty!

    xx Grace

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  21. 8.3.11

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

    Check out my blog some time at!

  22. 8.4.11

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

  23. 8.5.11
    Shasie commented:

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

  24. 8.6.11
    Miss Rockwell commented:

    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~

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

      I love parties! I’ll be there :)

  25. 8.6.11
    neekoh commented:

    Ooh, extra nice touch there with the leopard nails.

    And I love your shoes!


  26. 8.8.11
    Jen commented:

    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!

    • 8.8.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  27. 7.7.12
    Macey commented:

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

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