So I broke both wrists this fall. The casts are now off but I’m left with some rather ugly surgery scars on both wrists. Frankly they look like suicide scars and I’d like some ideas for how cover them up when I choose (job interviews and the like). The scars are each about four inches long, so I’m thinking I probably shouldn’t just wear a giant stack of bangles on each wrist. That seems like it’d be jingly/loud as all hell. Also, I work mostly in an office with no dress code, and part time in a furniture repair shop (so a couple of recommendations for stuff that won’t get caught on tools would be awesome). And I don’t like gold. Any ideas? – Rachel
Yes, I do! You have the right idea when you mentioned a stack of bangles, but instead of piling on a bunch of metal bracelets — which would definitely alert everyone within earshot of your constant presence — you want to wear a mini-arm party that combines a quiet beaded wrap bracelet with a thick cuff. That way the two can bump up against each other all they want without making a shit ton of noise. (Personally, I love piling on lots of bracelets, so you could even add a thinner cuff or a watch to the stack, on the other side of the wrap bracelet.) To give you a few ideas, I picked out three wrap bracelets and paired them with three cuffs — and you could easily mix and match these options, if you like them. These should cover your scars and add some pizzaz to any outfit, casual or dressed up. Check out ‘em out, after the jump! And thanks for your question? (Got a Style 911 question? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!) Keep reading »
Cuff bracelets aren’t all reminiscent of Wonder Woman’s chunky wrist shield thingies. Delicate, lightweight and thin cuffs have a decidedly feminine feel that you can rock solo or pile on for a serious arm party. Here are 10 whimsical cuff bracelets I’m totally hot for.
The components of a successful arm party are very similar to the components of a successful actual party: variety, excitement, unexpected combinations (of people or bracelets), and a general cohesion of all the elements. When it comes to arm parties, Etsy shop Pop Culture Junkie has you covered. They’ve got a huge variety of quirky, colorful bracelets, and even sell “Arm Candy Sets” of three coordinating bracelets to get you started. I love the selection of bracelets above, but with almost 400 items to choose from, I’ll need at least a few more hours to narrow down my final choices. Check out the shop here and read on for shopping details of the bracelets shown above! Keep reading »
Accessorizing isn’t really my strong suit — more items on my person just translates to more items to be lost in a freak incident. Well, not that freak, I lose things all the time. Cuff bracelets are great because they’re substantial, and because they can actually be adjusted to fit one’s (unsettlingly tiny, in my case) wrist, they’re not just gonna fall off while you’re walking down the street or something. This has actually happened to me. Behold, 10 of the coolest cuff bracelets ready to finish off your favorite outfit…
Who doesn’t love summoning up memories of those hideous, yet magnificent trends from our freckle-faced youth? Every week, we’ll muse over a fashion item that our former selves eagerly donned in order to sit with the cool kids at lunch. There’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia every now and then, right?
What it is: Power beads. the colored bracelets that determined who you were.
When we wore it: Late ‘90s Keep reading »
Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker has been leading an initiative to get illegal guns off the streets of the city with police seizures and gun buyback programs. So far, the Newark Police Department has collected and cataloged more than 250 firearms and countless shell casings found at crime scenes, and now they’ve come up with an innovative way to recycle the weapons: melt them down and turn them into a series of steel and brass bracelets called The Caliber Collection. “The result,” according to the website, “is a series of pieces that embody the gun’s transformation from a destructive weapon to a powerful symbol of renewal.” Each of the handmade bracelets (which are surprisingly lovely) are etched with the serial number of the gun it used to be, along with the word “Newark.” Prices start at $150, and proceeds from jewelry sales will be used to fund gun buyback programs to get even more guns off the streets. “This [buyback program] is not a cure-all,” Booker recently explained on The Rachel Maddow Show, “but everybody has the power to do something small to make a difference.” [Buzzfeed]
Maybe you’re mean, or maybe you’re just sassy. Maybe it’s Monday morning and you haven’t gotten your caffeine intravenously yet (three shots, please). Maybe it’s Saturday night and you feel like going to a trashy dive with your girlfriends without being approached by the lechers that generally come with it. Hell, maybe it’s Wednesday, and you just want to make it clear to your fellow subway riders that you are not in the mood to be shoved (are you ever?). Whatever the circumstances, let your wrist do the talking so you don’t have to: seriously, fuck off. [$44, Screwords]
A few years ago when fashion bloggers and stylish starlets started stacking tons of bracelets on their dainty wrists I was pretty sure it was a passing trend. Fast forward to today and the look is more popular than ever. Whether you’re just starting a bracelet collection or want to add some variety to your daily rotation, click through to check out seven bracelets that look fabulous worn alone, but even better all at once!
We know how to change a tire — but we much prefer to show off our gearhead skill fashionably. This trio of gear-shaped gold bangle bracelets for C. Wonder gives a harder edge to a soft look, or a more dainty look to an edgy ensemble. There’s also a big, thick gold gear-shaped bangle if all that rattling will drive you crazy. What an easy way to do moto chic! [$38, C. Wonder]
Amelia sent me the link to these chain friendship bracelets and now we are both obsessed and have sworn to make them this weekend. I love how the chunky chain adds some edge to the traditional woven friendship bracelet, and I’m excited to choose yarn colors and get started. Care to join our bi-coastal crafting bonanza? [RTR On Campus]