Sunday, March 18, 2012

Arm Party, Brunch, and Books

This is my arm party. It's all about loading up your arm/s with lots of bracelets, watches, bangles and other wrist related accessories. These pictures were taken by my friend Daryl when we having brunch at Johnny G's just a couple of days before my move.

Arm Party Breakdown:
Silver and green cuff from my mom from Pakistan, String of silver and pearly beads from Suzy Shier, Black bangle gift from mom bought in Amsterdam, Gold charm bracelet from Primark in Amsterdam, Thin gold bangles gift from my sister, Armani Exchange leather and gold cuff gift from my cousin Judy.

Now, that I'm back in my old apartment, (if you missed this story, you should read this post) I realize I've brought seven months new junk, tons of clothes, not to mention traveling to New York and Portugal where I picked up a bunch of goodies. Anyway, Chris and I have just too much stuff for our apartment and we need to get rid of a lot. I'm sure Chris would be happy if I emptied out my bookshelves so we could have more space. And this brings me to books. I have a lot of books. I should probably donate many of them, maybe almost all of them, but I'm having hard time letting go. Each book represents something that interested me at the time, wrapped up in memories, and let's face it, like our clothes, the books we read our a reflection of our individuality, a sort of glimpse into who we are.

Here's another scenario: When I go to someone's place for the first time, if they have lots of books, especially books that interest me then I definitely do think more positively about them. This is a person interested in the world around them. I don't think I've ever thought negatively of someone who didn't have books in their space, but there is a value judgement about a person and how much they read. 

What do you guys think? Keep the books or donate them? Do you judge someone positively or negatively based on what they read? How much they read?

~ Thanks Daryl for the pics ~
Outfit Details:
Grey Short Sleeved Sweater from Uniqlo in New York City
Leopard Print Skirt thrifted in New York City
H&M Tights
Flats from Urban Outfitters
Gold Hoops from Saskatoon
Army Party see above


  1. Love your outfit and the arm party happening on your wrists !

    Also, I do find myself thinking more highly of those who devour themselves in books but I think you should donate your books there's a greater chance someone else can enjoy them :)


  2. Eeeeek! I made the blog! Yay! Love the outfit!

    SO glad you like the cuff, Nats!

    1. Judi I absolutely love it! Thank you again for such a thoughtful gift.

  3. Hi Natasha,

    Liked the post. I wouldn't say you should let go off your books. Donating the books isn't great an idea. You may lend them out if you like to share. They reflect who you are. Don't think you would be happy about having more of space by sacrificing books which are one's favorite friend.

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  4. Ooo loving your arm party and especially that green and silver cuff! I wouldn't judge someone negatively if they didn't have or read books because some people are not able to take things in by reading and learn in other ways but if i was to see someone who has a collection of books,i would love the sense of nostalgia i would get from seeing that. I just think books are a beautiful thing. :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  5. I think you should keep those "who have more meaning" to you, sometimes books are like "photos" ;)

    Looooove your bracelets :)

    I really like your style and your blog!

    Maybe you want to follow each other? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    Have a nice sunday!


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  7. I like your accessoirez <3
    and your blog
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  8. Wow that's what I call a real arm party! You have so many pretty pieces!

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  9. I say keep the books, and organize them nicely in a library. Especially the old books. I think I would judge someone on whether they have books or not - it shows that they're cultivated and smart and they have an input of information that doesn't strictly come from a screen. I just love thrifting for old books (original editions!). And if you speak more than one language, don't be afraid to flaunt it. Multilingual/Smart is good!
    Mademoiselle Sonushka

  10. you look great! Love the jewelry!

  11. love all the bracelets and your pretty face!

    1. Thank you Zeens, and thanks for taking the pictures today.

  12. You have so many bracelets !
    Nice outfit !


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  13. Love the outfit!!

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  14. Now THAT is what I call an arm party!! New follower :)

  15. I love the black and gold bangles!

  16. These photos are great, your hair looks beautiful!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  17. Waw i'm i love with your outfit , so fresh !!

  18. Love that arm partaayyy!
    You look gorg


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