Friday, December 10, 2010

5 for Friday: 5 Different Ways to Wear Arm Warmers

I am not sure if you guys have all noticed, but I have decided to try to take a somewhat organized approach to my blog posts.  I would like to think I am an organized person, but I am sure my husband would beg to differ. I am a creative person and a very proud free spirit so I do tend to get a little off task at times, but I promise it is always for a good cause! (right, Shan?)
Anyways, I have decided that Fridays would be devoted to one article of clothing and 5 different ways to wear it.  This week, arm warmers! These particular arm warmers I bought while I was in London at H&M.  I know I know, some of you hate them, but some of you love them right?  Well, I have always cherished my toasty, fuzzy arm warmers.  Even though I don't get the chance to wear them very often because I live in the sweltering city of Houston, I still love them nonetheless.
Here are my 5 different takes on these little babies!

1. I love how they look with this plaid shirt. Somehow it just blends in perfectly with the reds and blues.  I kept everything else neutral black, and who could resist these thigh high socks?  I love these things!
(Hollister top, Express mini, Steve Madden socks, Nine West shoes, Free People Necklace)

2. I wanted to pair them with this drapey Aerosmith top that I randomly picked up as I was literally running through Forever 21 the other day.  I thought it would definitely fit with the rocker/late 80s look I had going on here.
(F21 top, J.Crew tank, Uniqlo skinnies, Nine West shoes, Tarnish fedora)

3. This is my innocent, flowery dress look. Hence, the curtsy pose.  
(F21 dress, BCBG blouse, F21 tights, Jones New York booties)

4. I like the arm warmers with a simple tank and of course my Uniqlo skinnies.  I might just write a book on these Uniqlo skinnies. I added the necklace for some spunk.  
(J.Crew tank, Uniqlo skinnies, Steve Madden sandals, Express necklace)

5. Here is my ode to J. Crew look.  Have you checked out their catalogs lately?  Me and my cousin literally look through them over and over when she comes into town.  I love pairing the arm warmers with this army jacket which I also did HERE when I paired them with my wedding dress!
(Banana Republic blouse, Old Navy Jacket, J.Crew shorts and socks, Steve Madden boots)

So, what do you guys think about 5 on it Fridays!?? Is there one piece of clothing you would like to see 5 different ways? Let me know, and it's a done deal!


Lilly said...

Love 1 and 5! The first outfit is fab, love the thigh high socks!

KcomeKarolina said...

i like #5!!!
cute pics!
i just bumped into your blog! love it!

xoxo from rome

Andreea said...

Great outfits!My favourites are number 1 and 5:D

♥ kisses ♥

Curves ahead makeup said...

love it !! you look amazing in all your pictures very rock and roll

Meagan said...

These are the cutest ideas! I never wear arms warmers but now I kind of want to! I've finally reached that point in life where I'd rather wear a coat, hat and scarves than go without and I think arm warmers would be a good addition to that!

BlueVanilla said...

Love it! Great idea...I think alot of times people have a hard time styling with a certain piece they think has to go a certain way...your effortless babe!

Vogue and Vintage said...

Love the fingerless glove! Those are my fav winter accessories! Thanks for coming by see you again soon! :)

Marella said...

Love 5! Amazing!

20 York Street said...

Oh taht's fantastic Ang! I did a two-way post recently but I don't know I'm creative enough to do five ways!

Love it!

Esther said...

love 5! it looks so cool on you together with the outfit! :) XXX

wobblinbetty said...

I love arm warmers!! and I love all your takes on them...really I wanted to tell you which one is my fav but I cannot choose! :)

Paulina said...

4 and 5 are my favorite looks!

I need to find me a blazer, stat!

5 on It Fridays is sure a mouthful ;)

Have a fab weekend!

Jodi said...

CUTE! I only wear arm warmers when I am out biking!!! and not these cute colored ones.. but spandex/lycra ones that match my jersey!!

maybe I could start wearing them as a fashion statement!!! goood idea !!!

happy weekend oxox J

silvergirl said...

I really like the arm warmers and wished I had some here in charlotte this week.
Great idea for your blog.

Jenni said...

I LOVE that first outfit. TO DIE FOR!! Right down my ally. And can you believe it, I have never heard of these "arm warmers!" Perhaps that's why I don't run a fashion blog. ;)

Btw, I love your new blog header!! :) You look HOT! ;)

Ashley said...

I love you. All of these are great. The only one I wouldn't personally wear is number two, but they, that's totally okay! I don't even have arm warmers. I think I need them now.

Btw, did you check out my "Guest Post Group?" I'm not trying to shamelessly promote it or try to sell it to you, but I think posts like these would be great for guest posts, if you're interested! The link is

Have a great weekend, girl!

Anonymous said...

Note to self: attempt to pull this off asap!

lady sélénite said...

oh ! this picture is so great ! armwarmers are cool, and really usefut here where we're freezing !

Collette Osuna said...

Im thinking I need a pair of these lovelies:)

You look great doll!

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Claudia Paola. said...

ahh i love arm-warmers! they're so vintage '80s! this is a really great idea, too because it helps show people how to make the most of their wardrobe and how to get creative.

*Claudia* xoxo
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Kat said...

great post!! you look so cute in each pic!!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Beautiful looks!! I love the Jcrew outfit!! I'm obssessed with their catalogues too! xxoxoxoo

Anonymous said...

I love this post!! I never am a fan of arm warmer, but this gives me more insight about how to wear them,,, hmmm I might go and checkout some at store

Iryna said...

hey gal, you always have cool new ideas!!! amazing job as usual!!! I looove number 5!!!!!!!
Irene xoxo

Dahl said...

Omg arm warmers are the bomb!!! Some people think they're too 80's or retro or something, but seriously, they keep your arms warm and they're also totally hip. I especially like the J Crew look, layered under that blazer they look awesome! haha the J. Crew catalog is so cool :)

The Style Glossary said...

This is so fun! I love arm warmers and have wanted a pair for ages now. I like looks 3 and 5 the best because I love dresses and J. Crew. And they do have the best catalogs!

I'd love to see 5 ways to style a blazer. . . because I want one but really don't know what I'd wear it with.

hearts and hugs,

Dear Girl said...

I am the girl who would wear the no.3!!=) I like the floral dress with the leggings, it's so comfortable=) I love the rest too but the shorts is a bit cold for me hehe! It is very ideal to wear arm warmers, reminds me to get one for myself!=)

Anonymous said...

Hey dear, sorry for the late reply, hope you're great & thanks for your support!

Hope Adela said...

i love your gray armwarmers! very chic style indeed! =)

Ninjagaiden78 said...

I like the Aerosmith Tee, nice.

Erika of Style Activist said...

LOVE this!!! So creative. Love the new organized approach - I need some of this in my life, lemme tell you!

I love the warmers with the second look- you look so BA! Haha

style activist

Fashion Limbo said...

i have a pair in black and I wear them mostly with a leopard print coat I have with 3 quarter length sleeves. I live in a very cold country so I really use them for the practical and warm side, and they look very nice with dresses! I guess it depends on the quality or type of warmers and how they go with the rest of the look.
Great post, by the way