For The Arm on a Budget, Take Two

Leandra Medine | December 1, 2011

Last week someone asked me to share my “great fashion find” of that week. I had no idea what she was talking about and so she explained that she likes to chronicle her fashion discoveries and share them with people, she was thus interested to learn if I’d had any. I said no but then I thought about it and this blog and that which I put on this blog and realized that I guess everyday is a “great fashion find” in some capacity, right? Right. To take this to a more literal, less existential level though, the last really good one I could remember (you know, short of the danger zone that was Cyber Monday,) came last month when I’d discovered Wanderlust. A super rad Australian e-tailer that puts the party in arm party. Just kidding, I put the party in arm party, but Wanderlust does help. And even though I’ve iterated this once before, I’ll say it again: spending excess money on accessories really isn’t all that necessary everyday, so should you wish to, give your wallet a break and peep my favorite bits of the newest offerings from Wanderlust.

So predictable…I’m a sucker for anything with a rhinestone or a skull or a rhinestone and a skull on it. Disclaimer: the ID bracelet in the front does not hail from Wanderlust. Quite the contrary, it was given to my older brother, Haim, at birth from some idiot in Turkey who can’t spell Haim. Idiot for two reasons: 1. It’s Haim, not Hayim. And 2. Straight boys don’t know how to penetrate the arm party, get a hold of yourself. In any case though, no piece of jewelry I wear renders more sentimental than this one. Insert awww, three W’s, here. Shop Wanderlust here. Win a date with Haim here. Just kidding, no link. Bye!

  • joanakadir

    Love this, so pretty with lots of bracelets!!

    xxo joana.sweden

  • Anonymous

    in the idiot's defense, most Turkish Jews spell their names in Turkish (Mike would be Mayk, Mandy would be Mendi- true story) yet, considering most can't even spell authentic Turkish names correctly , I say Hayim is still a win.

    Other than that, the party's a-rocking.

  • Babs Silverwood

    "2. Straight boys don't know how to penetrate the arm party, get a hold of yourself."

    Ha ha ha… ah, god, I die.

  • Aisha Jimoh

    This is so incredible!

    xxx Aisha

  • Caitlin

    I wear one of those ID bracelets that my mom got engraved with her best friend's name in grade school. LISA. and i don't know anyone named Lisa.


  • Style Croissant

    haha very funny and witty post as always :) Thank you for your arm party on a budget, I will definately check out wanderlust as I am looking to decorate my wrists !

  • indie.electronic.alternative.

    i wish someone would spell my sister's name incorrectly on a bracelet so i could have it. that thing is rad. and i'm all about budget since i basically gave away my first born to shopbop in the last 7 days.

  • Dana

    OMG. Never heard of that site before but just checked it out and they have great stuff! Thanks for the tip.

    Love me some arm party.


  • Julie Khuu

    O gorgeous! Love the little infinity bracelets…Stacking them is the most apropos thing to do…friendship lasts forever (yes, we're still in HS :D) and these would make the best stocking stuffers for all my galpals! Thx for sharing!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

  • Anonymous

    love the id bracelet! lol!

  • La Petite Olga

    Love this arm party!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  • romancingthestones

    I must disagree with the comment that "straight boys don't know how to penetrate the arm party" because they definitely do. Check it out here –>
    Credit is given to the arm party creator.

  • Vasilieva

    loving that arm party


    WOWZA. I'm obsessed, seriously love skull jewelry too. and snake.

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  • Modelovers

    I really love the bracelets from Wanderlust and co!

  • KatieBuggs

    when i was home for the thanksgiving holiday i happened to find a really good man repeller from my childhood… well, it's really just a person repeller. it's a NOMINATION bracelet! it has some really nifty links, including my name, a soccer ball, a blue heart, a ram for aries, and an "I<3NY" because... well, who doesn't? i've sworn to bring back the nomination bracelet from the hell it's been condemned to but everywhere i go i'm also condemned. so, for now, the nomination bracelet won't be joining my arm party any longer.

    dare i ask – did you have a nomination bracelet? i'm sure even then you didn't give into the trendy pressures. a little catholic girl living in wayne, NJ for 6 very impressionable years, i tried very hard to be like my best jewish friend who had all of the what i thought was cool stuff… including hard tail pants. thank goodness i've moved away from there… alas, i digress.

    rock on.

  • Girlie Blogger

    Some people really know how to stack it on correctly. Love the bracelets.

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  • lucillejoy

    Love this, so much bling girl, love the little skull bracelets

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  • Mary

    I love the Haim, ahem, Hayim bracelet!!

  • Goguma

    It takes talent to stack bracelets the way you do!

  • Mary

    ps- speaking of a frugal fashion find and parties of the arm persuasion, there's still a chance to win an awesome bangle for free on my blog…

  • realelinkling

    More is MORE!

  • pelin

    I looove your arm parties. And I, too, want to emphasize that Hayim is a common Jewish name in Turkey. Besides, that's a valuable and thoughtful gift, isn't it? 😉

  • Caitlin

    One date with HAIM please. But seriously – love the arm party!


  • Molliee

    love these bracelets! Need to up my arm party factor stat


    um that fiesta is AMAZE

    Love to cinch my wrists that way,
    you kill it lady

    check out our vintage trench giveaway:

  • jason @ belts and buckles

    I know I'm not supposed to but an armful of bracelets is so appealing to me! Classy, intriguing and so sexy!

    Sorry! Not repellent at all! Just really stylish!

  • Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion

    Funny story! I die for that arm candy! In love with it! :)

  • steph

    what? no link for win a date??! wanderlust has some amazing stuff! 😉

  • jas

    love those knot ones

  • Pip

    love the arm candy!!! i am a sucker for anything with rhinestones and skulls too!

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  • S

    Loved all of them! Kisses, form Brazil haha

  • Habiba. J

    I love a wrist full of chunky bracelets, it pulls everything together. I'm definitely going to check out this website. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

  • Zoey H

    Haha, noice!

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  • Guenda

    love arm parties!

    ciao from italy! :)

  • Anonymous

    it's such a rude thing to call someone 'idiot'!!

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  • Anonymous

    Well, Hayim in hebrew means LIFE = חיים
    and I think you can spell it both ways actually..

  • Megan Abigail Chandler

    lovin' the arm party per the usual

  • DressedWell

    Nice bracelets! So pretty!

  • Anonymous

    thank you for the explanation, in Turkish the name is spelled 'Hayim', before calling people 'idiot' it's better we learn more and think twice before sharing with people…

  • Ruth Logan

    you make everything cool.
    Ruth xxxxxx

  • leandra

    Dear Angry Beavers. My "idiot" reference was actually a parody on Antoine Dodson's "some idiot in da projects" phrase from a summer 2010 youtube sensation. That said, MY FAMILY IS TURKISH which gives me right to crack jokes at my own culture's expense and recognize that eventhough things are spelled as they sound WHEN YOU'RE TOLD A NAME IS SPELLED ONE WAY WHY SPELL IT ANY OTHER…way?

  • Romina C.

    Love all the bracelet, I can't help myself tho, I'm very minimalist when it comens to jewelleries. I never wear lots of bracelet like you do. But I totally like it when I see it on others

    x Romi

  • Anonymous

    Holy Hairy Arm

  • Maf

    Love it!!!

  • Charlotte.Fashion.Blog

    I always get excited when you post things on Arm parties!


  • Zuzankita✝K.

    all of them are perfect!

    GIVEAWAY on my blog

  • Lily

    You're a babe Leandra!

  • takeachicpill

    arm parties really are your expertise! love the skulls:)

  • Anonymous

    Have you seen Kristen Bell wearing your coat? Thought I'd share in case you haven't…

  • Anonymous

    love these posts!

  • Olya

    Want them all! Very cool! Can I borrow your wrist. please? Lol. Olya xo

  • Rachel Danielle W

    lov your blog!


  • Thefashionguitar

    I need more bracelets, cause I love stacking them up. Great way you did it!

    XO Charlotte

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    this blog is great.amazing.i love it. post a comment on my blog :*


  • retrograder

    typical amazing.


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    nice and useful! i would like to say thank you about this cool post & your Decent a site….
    thank you!

  • Anonymous

    hi!! where can i get those knot bracelets?

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    Fine points are available all around, many thanks. I anticipate reading even more.