I’m all for a minimalist wardrobe, but I absolutely love the trend of stacked bracelets – an arm party, if you will. As a kid I was really into making my own jewellery and spent a lot of time making friendship bracelets (why are they called friendship bracelets in the first place?), threading beads onto beaded necklaces and collecting charms for charm bracelets. So this arm party trend is kind of like harking back to my childhood. In a way having a minimalist outfit and then having an arm stacked with bracelets is a nice juxtaposition, and if you have nice wrists and hands it really changes the focus of your look to your accessories.
For today’s 13 going on 30 challenge I had in mind a potential playdate at the park for my toddler so wanted something comfortable enough to run around, hence the shorts and sneakers. The plaid shirt is a nice touch of colour, and of course I had to have my arm party of friendship bracelets. Another throwback to my childhood – the backpack trend! I love that this more ergonomically-friendly bag option has come back in style because lugging so many things across one shoulder was really killing me. Picturing myself in this outfit, I do see a teen version of myself, living in the 90s, patiently listening on the radio for that song that I really liked and immediately pressing the red “record” on the cassette player so it would record the song. Ah, those were the days.