Farewell Party

02 Aug 2011 Permalink

When I first became a mom, I learned that there are two things that do not mix well together – newborns and jewelry.  Not newborns wearing the jewelry, but the caretaker of the child wearing the jewelry (I didn’t lose you there, did I?)

As much as I LOVE fashion jewelry, it is near impossible to hold a newborn (delicate skin and all) while you have on multilayered necklaces, chandelier earrings, cocktail rings, or arm parties. (What’s an arm party? See here.)  So here’s one last “party” before I spend lots of time snuggling with my new bundle – sans jewelry.

bracelets – thrifted and vintage

Look here to see the arm party of others…another Bloggers Do It Better Challenge.


  • paige
    August 2, 2011

    raddest arm party i’ve seen on the interwebs, to date!

  • VanC
    August 2, 2011

    VERY PRETTY! Can I borrow those while you snuggle with the new babe?
    Van // The Clothes We Wear // Wearing motherhood with style.

    • aprilgia
      August 2, 2011

      For sure! You know I’d totally love to do a bloggers swap with ya!

      • VanC
        August 3, 2011

        Okay. Let’s do it! Once you find yourself in a good spot after the munchkin arrives.

  • frankie hearts fashion
    August 2, 2011

    LOVE your arm party! xo

    • aprilgia
      August 2, 2011

      Thanks, Nicole! I’m a complete sucker for all things shiny!

  • jemappelleshen
    August 3, 2011

    Hey I participated in the BDIB challenege too! I came across your link and I’m loving your arm party! It is super fierce! Love the old world vintage feel of all your bracelets!


  • boluxe
    August 3, 2011

    Really love the vintage finds!! This has been a really fun challenge.

    robyn of boluxe.wordpress.com

  • m.i.t.c.h
    August 3, 2011

    Fabulous set of collections, lovin’ your arm party.

  • Neris
    August 3, 2011

    I LOVE this! Great mix 🙂


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  • debi
    August 3, 2011

    this is so cool..love it..i did a mini one for this challenge..

  • My Dressy Ways
    August 3, 2011

    OH I LOVE! Well done! 🙂

  • mae
    August 3, 2011

    I love your arm party! Absolutely love it. The silver/gold rolo link bracelet is my favorite…it’s stunning! I just discovered your blog through BDIB…it’s fantastic. I’ll be checking back!
    and, congratulations on your baby!

    • aprilgia
      August 3, 2011

      I love a good mix of gold and silver! Glad you found KUF!

  • Marissa
    August 3, 2011

    I’m wearing a bracelet SO similar to the third on from the right. Crushing on the big chain links one.


  • Prissy
    August 3, 2011

    OMG!!! These pieces are AMAZING!!! I’m going to save this this pic as inspiration for my next gold bracelet purchases!


  • Penny Pincher Fashionista
    August 3, 2011

    This is pretty amazing – and I totally get what you mean about jewelry and babies not mixing…especially when they get into that grabbing phase. I’ve had several necklaces get broken that way!

  • two birds
    August 3, 2011

    you definitely went out with a bang! i love your mix of bracelets! so pretty!! have fun snuggling with your baby!

  • Cheryl
    August 3, 2011

    I remember those days…now my kids are old enough I can party on!
    I love your mix of vintage pieces!

  • Julie
    August 3, 2011

    Lovely! So very lovely! Congrats on the little one who is about to turn your world upside down;) From one mama to another, it won’t be to long and you will be able to wear your lovelies again but snuggling is oh so much better anyway.


    • aprilgia
      August 5, 2011

      I know! Totally looking forward to that cuddle time…it doesn’t last that long!

  • Rebecca
    August 3, 2011

    LOVE all the gold bracelets!!! Fantastic!!


  • Grace
    August 4, 2011

    It looks fantastic! & Congrats!

    xx Grace

  • Stefanie
    August 4, 2011

    Oh my god, that looks so cool!

  • Alicia
    August 4, 2011

    I love that big gold chain bracelet! So adorable.

  • Her Late Night Cravings
    August 4, 2011

    Your bracelets are AMAZING…I’m officially drooling. 😉 LOL

    From one “ginger” to another (us redheads have to have each other’s back, right?!?) I am now following you on Twitter. I really love your blog! We’d love for you to visit ours sometime & follow back if you like. Please drop us a comment to let us know that you stopped by!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    • aprilgia
      August 5, 2011

      Thanks for following! On my way to check ya out!

  • jess @ the balanced libra
    August 4, 2011

    love it because its mono-chromatic gold! i did mine in all silver!

  • Miss Rockwell
    August 6, 2011

    I love all of the different textures. It never even crossd my mind that wearing costume jewelry with infants could possible be problematic. Good point to keep in mind whenever I do become a mother. Enjoy the time with your little one-‘sans jewelry’!


    • aprilgia
      August 6, 2011

      You’d be surprized…not only can the jewelry scratch their little faces and body, but once they start grabbing things, then you’re really in trouble! I’ve had many items broken…needle nose pliers need to be kept handy!

  • Jen
    August 8, 2011

    Found you through the challenge! Congrats on the little one, I understand and hear this from my mommy friends. Beautiful collection of bracelets!


  • Mary&Dyer (@MaryandDyer)
    August 8, 2011

    This look is seriously gorgeous. I love hoe delicate, vintage, and GOLD this look is.

    Love it!

    I’d love for you to check out the new blog I just started with my sister.



  • Angelita
    August 16, 2011

    gold splash!!!! beautiful !

    you can also follow me on Twitter! 🙂 @angelieeee

  • megan
    August 31, 2011

    I love the way you did your arm party- it looks so classy, elegant and interesting. It’s like every piece has a story.

    You’ve inspired me to try a similar look, thanks! http://www.everydaymomstyle.wordpress.com

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