Arm Party Envy

Dress (JCPenney); Bracelets (Mix of JCPenney, Nordstrom & Target);
Shoes (Kohls); Earrings (Nordstrom); Rings (Love Ring - Etsy, others were gifts)
Photography (David R. Martinson)

I've seen some impressive arm parties... bracelet after fabulous bracelet after multiple bangle that take up half a forearm.  When I try to layer that many bracelets I end up feeling awkward and looking like a shackled prisoner.  And when I stack bracelets only on one arm, I feel lopsided...  shortly after my anal retentiveness kicks in and I feel the strong need to create symmetry.  It's very possible/highly likely that I'm over thinking my accessorizing.  So here is my mini party - more like a small gathering... Who knew an arm party could be so exclusive?  :)


Di - City and Burbs said...

I think you did a great job at your arm party. It looks great! I'm especially in love with that "love" ring.


Inês de Castro said...

I love your arm party. I sometimes feel the same, but other times I could stack an endless pile of bracelets :p I really like that dress too!

tiny dancer said...

haha definitely loving your small arm gathering! I wish I could wear more, but I would always need to take them off at work. So I just stick with my watch :)


Diwata Luna said...

Looks like a great party to me! Especially those rings! Is that a belt buckle I'm seeing? Adorable!

still being [molly] said...

i LOVE the simple arm party... but i have to say... i love that maxi more. i am kind of dying over here over that maxi dress. seriously. it is GORGEOUS, heather. gah!! i love it!!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

I understand & completely cant blame you for feeling that way with arm candies cuz I feel that way too....Your maxi is soooo FAB!!


TaraMixandMatch said...

Love that dress! I have a similar shorter one that will on my blog tomorrow!

Sabrina said...

Looks pretty good ;) I love to wear many bangels,bracelets etc. ;) xx

Carla said...

It's true! Sometimes its a party and other times is just a small get together of a couple chosen ones. Haha. Love that 'Love' ring. - Carla

TheTinyHeart said...

Your maxi is gorgeous and I love the arm party! I can never fit bracelets that fit my tiny wrists so I'm always jealous of arm parties!

The Tiny Heart

Sarah Stright said...

Well I'm totally envious of your maxi. What a great dress!!

Daniella said...

Your dress is amazing, love this look!! I also really like your hair pulled back like that :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Katie- Hems for Her said...

I love the dress and the arm parties! Whenever I try to stack ten thousands bracelets on one hand I feel like such a fake! My bracelets rarely make it through the morning with all their jangling!

the Queen City Style said...

Cute post... your comments are so clever! I agree your hair pulled back looks great!

Always Maylee said...

I love this dress on you! You look amazing and the arm party is just so pretty.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

the creation of beauty is art. said...

This dress is just gorgeous!

Bethie The Boo said...

It's a good start to an arm party! I'm not real good at it either, I just stack on bracelets that I think compliment each other.

Such a pretty dress!!

Bri Marie said...

Gorgeous dress! I've seen so many great things coming out of JC Penney lately - I may need to give them another try!
Bri @ Work Clothes, I Suppose

Rachel Lynne said...

Heather! This dress is gorgeous :) You look STUNNING! And the lighting in these pics is amazing! Love your arm party :) So pretty! :)


Amy said...

Love this arm party, but I also think your awesome dress needs a shout out!


Kultur und Stil said...

I feel exactly the same! I always think seeing these "huge" armpartys that it looks great, but when I try it on my wrist, I feel so strange, and I make so much noise with all these things on my arms! In german we have a nice expression for to much jewellery: "klim-bim" , I love to use it, it makes a nice sound when pronouncing it ;-)
Between, I love your dress and I think you found a good "middle" way for the arm party! Small to middle parties can also be a great party ;-)

xxx Anita

Shea Sayers said...

Haha, I know what you mean! I like how your "arm small-gatherings" turned out though. I hardly ever buy bracelets so my arms are more likely to be more "arm date-nights" or "arm single and alone at the bar". Maybe I need to buy some bracelets!

becks said...

Seriously, Heather, you look so pretty here! love the dress!


Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

So I know we are talking about wrist get togethers but I need to let you know how much I love both of your rings! Totally checking out the "love" ring link!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Tara Marie said...

haha I love the look of stacked bracelets but I always had when they clang around and make noise everytime I move lol You look beautiful tho the bracelets are a.great touch and the dress is.lovely!


Mini Me Style said...

That dress is amazing, and I love your stacked bracelets ... enough to be striking without weighing you down. :)

Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

This dress is gorgeous! You look beautiful!

xo Teresa

EMA said...

That dress looks absolutely amazing on you! I love the print!


Julye said...

you look stunning in that dress !!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that buckle ring, subtle but so chic!

<3 Cambria

smk053078 said...

I love me some arm candy and I am loving yours!!! That dress is gorg! A girl can't wrong with a maxi dress during the summer!
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Anonymous said...

This post should be titled maxi dress envy because that's what I'm having as I look at these pictures. Looking chic and cool as usual!

Laura said...

I really like your arm party! They're all slim and delicate, but they look so nice piled on both wrists together! I agree that sometimes they can get too "shackle" like, so it's a delicate balance. Love the dress too!

wardrobeexperience said...

great dress... it fits you perfectly!


Chahrazad said...

What a lovely maxi dress! Totally love it.


Amor said...

Your arm party looks great! :) For some reason I can't pull it off these arm party thingy or maybe I'm doing it wrong 0.o
Anyway, you look beautiful!


melissa said...

I love it that you call it arm party, I am going to have to steal this expression. Lovely bracelets party and all xx

newpetite said...

Love the colors!!

Damycool said...

Beautiful dress!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

haha...the arm party looks great! I really love that "love" ring too!

Tarah and the City said...

Hey there,
The amped up accessories really made your outfit. It's funny but, accessories can step it up for real. This is a nice get together but, I dare you to throw a Project X party for your arm! ;)
Tarah and the City

Dana said...

Very true! The elusive arm party is just like any other party: you need an invitation. haha ... I see what you're saying.
I love stacking my bracelets and just having so much fun playing with different combinations!!!
Love the hypnotic print of the dress.



just me said...

very beautiful dress :) look pretty

Bravoe Runway said...

I have yet to perfect the arm party and everytime I think I've devised a formula, I find something more awesome and think...this party sucks! I love what you did hear, it looks great with the dress and realistically. I wonder if anyone really wears their arm parties beyond the photos. Try wearing that to the office one day, or going to dinner...Not very convenient, take it from someone who tried it.

Ashley Aspinwall said...

love this maxi dress! your hair looks so pretty pulled back like that!

xo SideSmile,

SideSmile Style Blog

Julia said...

Wow that dress is full of fun! Seriously, I feel like it would instantly put me in a cheery mood when I put it on. :)

Cup of Tea

Anonymous said...

This dress is amazing! You look fab!

Kier Mellour said...

Thanks for the west comment on my blog!! You have such a cute blog! now following!!

With Love From Hollywood, Kier

Fashion Addict
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The Sunshine District said...

Love the "love" ring, and the stacking is perfect :)
xo Jac

Laura and Romy @ MIXT said...

great dress! Love the colors of it, look great on you:) everytime i came across your blog your header makes me happy, your dog is so cute!

Wendy said...

That dress is lovely!! You look gorgeous! I'm a new fan :)
Follow you now on GFC, Bloglovin and FB.

I hope to see you on my blog and page.


AMY PALMER said...

LOVE your dress. Fits you amazingly. And I am a little jealous of your arm party.


Cátia - A Super Fashion Girl said...

Your ring is adorable!

Kisses* have a great weekend!

Krystal Schlegel said...

I love this dress! So pretty!


Megan said...

Beautiful dress. You really know how to rock the maxi dress!

Joanne M said...

This is the ultimate summer maxi! The colors are so pretty. Love how you accessorized too:)

xo, Joanne

Anonymous said...

Well I think your little arm party looks fabulous!

I also love you in this maxi dress. Seriously, it looks so good on you, and that pattern is summery perfection.


MagicMagpie said...

Arm party is such a great turn of phrase!!! Lovely post :)


Mary Ann said...

This dress is super fun - love the print! ;-)

Katie Aman said...

What a stunning dress! The colors are beautiful on you and you accessorized it perfectly. Love the fun pattern for summer!

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing outfit!!!!!



Elena Sergeeva said...

Beautiful dress! Looks great on you xoxo ES

Jacy said...

This dress is absolutely stunning!! The colors and print are striking and the cut is beautiful on you :)
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my outfit post ~ I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest one!



Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

LOVE this dress and that arm party is fabulous! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Cassidy said...

Arm party?! Haha! Awesome and looks good. LOVE your Maxi dress!

Anonymous said...

Cute, Cute, super cute maxi dress. This is just the perfect number of bracelets I would wear. Anything more would be inconveniencing.

Anonymous said...

Cute, Cute, super cute maxi dress. This is just the perfect number of bracelets I would wear. Anything more would be inconveniencing.

carolina. said...

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see you soon,

Love Cardelia said...

I LOVE this dress it looks so good on you ;)