Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Monthly Theme- Arm-warmers!


Hello there my lovelies!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween! I went out last week as Bellatrix Lestrange and spent the night itself just watching some classics such as Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice! I don't actually like to go outside on Halloween night because some of the young-un's here where I live tend to get a bit rowdy. Aiming fireworks at each other (??!) and shouting abusive things at you down the street for example...

Moving on with the post! At the beginning of each month VictorianKitty of Sophistique Noir picks a theme and you design a blog post around said theme! This time around the theme is arm warmers and so I present to you my (limited) collection of arm warming accessories! I was so inspired by Kamyria's beautiful lacy DIY armwarmers but unfortunately couldn't find the time to follow suit and make myself some. I plan to at some point though! 


These arm-warmers were actually thigh highs that I bought in Primark. They turned out to be terribly unflattering and so I fashioned them into arm-warmers. I actually prefer them this way! 



Another recycled Primark purchase! These were originally the sleeves of a stretchy top but I cut them off to make the top into a ripped up t-shirt. I put slits in the sleeves before I cut them off and so I kept them as arm-warmers. I love these! :)


I have had these arm-warmers since I was around 13. My fave way to wear them was with a Nirvana t-shirt and really baggy black chord jeans. God I loved that outfit! Now that I know the joys of figure-flattering clothes I am more likely to be spotted in an ensemble not too dissimilar from the one above! The purple in the arm-warmers and the purple in my t-shirt look better together in person, they colours are a bit off in this photo. I find that these also double up well as colorful socks, indeed they functioned as such for my Bellatrix Lestrange outfit! 


I couldn't get a good picture of these! These would be the tights featured in this post. Unfortunately they ripped the first time that I wore them and so they were turned into armwarmers! Again from Primark! 

I hope you enjoyed my post and I can't wait to read everyone else's!

Miaow Miaow.
Rebecca. x

9 comments:

thepurplebroom said...

They're all so gorgeous :-)

Sal Kaye said...

Great armwarmers! Especially like the first and the third pair.
Cute outfits, too! :)

Raphael said...

Nice customization! The first armwarmers look really good, as if they were meant to be that way!

linnea-maria said...

I love them all! Your diy projects always looks professional.

Snowhyte said...

Very nice! I love how you turned those items into armwarmers, they look great!

siouxsiel said...

Love the first pair. I would wear those in a heartbeat. Great post!

Kamyria Magdalena Mourn said...

Beautiful arm warmers!! :) I love the first pair! They are made to be arm warmers, not thigh highs. I would wear those anytime. And the stripey ones are gorgeous too. :)

VictorianKitty (Sophistique Noir) said...

Very cool! I agree with everyone: the first pair were MEANT to be armwarmers, not tights. :) They are too adorable!!! Love the last ones, too.

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

Thanks for all of the comments everyone and thanks to VictorianKitty for another great monthly theme! Can't wait for next month's one! :)