Runway DIY Blogger of the Month- September!

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M&J has always been my go-to source for supplies and inspiration, so being asked to be September’s Blogger of the Month was so flattering and exciting! When I was very young, my great-aunt gave me a beautiful box full of gorgeous silk ribbons for my birthday. I was only about 6 at the time, but I still remember it as one of my favorite presents. When I opened M&J’s box and saw the stunning ribbons they had picked out for me, I felt like a little kid again! There are so many ways to use ribbons and embellishments to take pieces you already have and update them to look fresh off the runway.

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Project 1: Button Elastics

I am always tying my hair back in the middle of the day to get it out of my face so I wear a hair elastic on my wrist at all times. This easy DIY brightens up boring hair elastics for a tie that looks just as cute on your wrist as it will in your ponytail!

M&J Items Used:

Enamel Fashion Button Item# 45870011 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)

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Project 2: Sweet Rocker Tee:

I absolutely love a great vintage tee. Adding some frills and beaded embellishments can give them a feminine touch – making the perfect top to pair with some leggings and booties for a sweet hard rock look.

M&J Items Used:

3″ Rigid Lace Item# 37077
7/8″ Sequin/Organdy Border Item# 47225 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)
Beaded Applique Item# 39350 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)

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Project 3: Prada-Inspired Striped Midi Skirt

Prada’s S/S 11 lollipop colored stripes on sophisticated black items inspired the midi skirt I created. I don’t have a sewing machine, so everything you see here was sewn by hand. It doesn’t take much time, and if you make sure you get a perfectly-matching color of thread, it doesn’t take much talent either!

M&J Items Used:

50Mm Midori Dupioni Silk Item# 37302 in Burnt Sienna and Dahlia
Needle and Thread in colors Item# 42681 Magenta and Poppy

7 comments on “Runway DIY Blogger of the Month- September!

  1. […] being asked to be September’s Blogger of the Month was incredibly flattering and exciting! Take a visit over to the M&J blog to see all 3 DIYs I created for them this month including a Prada-inspired […]

  2. Miss Nicole says:

    Wow, the Prada inspired skirt is gorgeous! It’s an amazing reminder of how a few select ribbons can completely transform an outfit. By sewing the bottom of the ribbon down, did it buckle/wrinkle up at all? When I was younger, my mom and I added ribbon to a mini skirt but we ended up only stitching the top; the ribbon was delicate and wanted to get wavy if we attached the bottom as well.

  3. carlyjcais says:

    Awesome! Really lovely projects – especially the ribbon skirt!

  4. […] being asked to be September’s Blogger of the Month was incredibly flattering and exciting! Take a visit over to the M&J blog to see all 3 DIYs I created for them this month including a Prada-inspired […]

  5. […] breaking the bank! We adored the Prada-inspired midi skirt that she created when she was our Blogger of the Month so we wanted to see what Arianna has been up to. Check out her interview below! How did you get […]

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