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 ~
Grey Short Sleeved Sweater from Uniqlo in New York City
Leopard Print Skirt thrifted in New York City
Flats from Urban Outfitters
Gold Hoops from Saskatoon
Army Party see above