DIY: Floral Medallion Chain Belt


Do you enjoy jewelry making? If so, you’ll sure love this DIY project we “chained” up for all you to try out. This week’s DIY project is a gorgeous Floral Medallion Chain Belt. We took three of our favorite chains (do not hesitate to add more) and made this awesome chain belt that can be paired up with just about anything. Sometimes our outfits are missing a little pop, so a chain belt will definitely give you that pop it’s missing. Pair this belt with a shirt dress, a casual button down shirt, or a casual plain dress for best results!M&J Trimming - DSC_0018

40MM Flower Medallion

3MM Brass Figaro Filed Chain

4MM Steel Cable Chain

5MM Brass 8 Figure Chain

15MM Metal Chain

15x20MM Clasp Jump Ring

Beadalon 10MM Jump Ring

5MM Jump Ring

Chain Nose with Cutter Pliers

Side Cutter Pliers

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  1. Measure your waist with the larger chain and remove any excess chain links.

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2. Attach both jump rings to each end of chain, then attach clasp to one end.

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3. Attach larger jump ring to the medallion.

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4. Attach larger jump ring with medallion to the middle link of the larger chain.

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5. Take a different style chain and cut a small portion of it evenly in half.

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6. Attach jump ring onto one end of chain to attach to the medallion

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7. Take a larger jump ring to attach to one end of chain

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8. Attach to the larger chain a few links away from medallion.

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9. Repeat steps 5-8 with a second different style chain in a longer portion. Repeat steps 5-9 on opposite side.

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10. Take a third style chain and attach jump rings to both ends.

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11. Attach to farther ends of larger chain. A few links away from the second chain.

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12. Take a larger jump ring to attach the middle link of third chain onto the bottom middle of medallion.

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13. Take a larger jump ring to hook all three chains onto the larger chain link.

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No Such Thing As too Many Bags


“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Well than here’s another best friend to add to your list, your clutch! What’s an outfit without the perfect accessories. This fall, start bringing does clutches out because we’ve rounded up some pretty amazing clutches that are so in this 2015 fall season. From bold straps, to vibrant patterned fabric covered clutches, these little beauties will have you saying…”There’s no such thing as too many bags.” You will want them all!

M&J Trimming - Lanvin Fall 2015

Lanvin Fall 2015 Collection. Loving the bold strap for extra security to hold on to this beauty. Don’t ever let it go!

M&J Trimming - DVN Paris RTW Fall/Winter 2015

Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Bold and vibrant fabric clutches is a must this fall season.

M&J Trimming - Marc Marc Jacobs Fall 2015

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 Collection. This bag is so chic; the studs and size of the bag gives it an extra bold look.

M&J Trimming - Vivienne Westwood Fall 2015

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2015 Collection. The reason you will fall in love with straps for your clutches this fall. Keep those hands warm while looking fab!

M&J Trimming - Miu Miu Fall 2015

Miu Miu Fall 2015 Collection. Make your clutch a statement piece with a bold and vibrant strap. The large chain compliments the clutch just right.

NYC Fashion Week 2015 Re-cap


What a bummer. Fashion week has officially ended. But, WOW! What incredible different styles we have seen. These designers sure put their heart, soul, and creativity on making these amazing pieces. We’re pretty sure everyone has a few designers on their list that you just cannot seem to resist their style. Well, so do we, and we admire a sense of fashion. This year’s fashion week blew us away with the all the different styles that was presented. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites, from casual, to street style, to let’s go out and party! This NYC Fashion Week 2015 was one to remember. Who were some of your favorite designers?

M&J Trimming - Monique Ihuillier SS16

Monique Ihuillier SS16. Monique Ihuillier’s fashion line was perfect in every way. She had so many vibrant colors, but this piece really caught our attention.

M&J Trimming - Alice+Olivia SS16

Alice + Olivia SS16. We just fell deeper in love with sequins. Who’s ready to party in this glamorous piece?

M&J Trimming - Rachel Zoe SS16

Rachel Zoe SS16. Crochet + fringe = Bohemian heaven!

M&J Trimming - Tommy Hilfiger SS16

Tommy Hilfiger SS16. Tommy Hilfiger never disappoints. Everything is perfect from the floral pants, to the crochet top, right down to the patches on her jacket.
M&J Trimming - Noon By Noor SS16

Noon by Noor SS16. The sleeves on this varsity jacket are just beautiful ! Great choice of fabric pattern.

M&J Trimming - Denise Basso SS16

Dennis Basso SS16. WOW! Everything about this gown is just perfect.

Vibrant Colors for the Fall


This fall 2015 is all about showing off your bright side. Your typical fall colors usually include shades of brown, green, red, and orange. Fall 2015 is the season to illuminate your wardrobe with some bright shades of these fall colors. We’ve rounded up some pretty amazing styles that will for sure inspire you to brighten up your fall fashion wardrobe this year.
M&J Trimming - Yellow Dress

Bright yellow dress with knee-high boots to keep those legs warm. Beautiful combination.

M&J Trimming - Orange Trench

Turn your rust into shine again with a bright rusty orange trench coat.

M&J Trimming - Street Style

Street style at it’s finest! These color combos are very well put together.

M&J Trimming - Versace Fall 2015

Versace Fall 2015. A yellow golden color will brighten up anyone’s closet.

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Give your outfit a pop of color with a bright red bag.


Fashion Week: Celeb Styles


Hope you all have been keeping up with fashion week. Well if not, no fear, here we are to the rescue! Of course everyone enjoys fashion week for the sneak peaks we get to enjoy for next year’s season. But one thing fashionistas look forward to seeing, is of course, what are the celebs wearing to fashion week. We are in Day 5 of Fashion Week, and it has been full of so many different styles that you might just catch a fashion overdose. Here are what some of our favorites have been wearing during fashion week thus far.

M&J Trimming - Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton rocking out her gorgeous jewel embellished top with a black leather pencil skirt. Perfection!

M&J Trimming - The Blonde Salad

Fashion guru, Chiara Ferragni, also known as, The Blonde Salad, hits the streets of New York with this beautiful striped dress by Stella McCartney and a preview of her new Spring Summer 2016 fashion line, the Chiara Ferragni Collection shoes.

M&J Trimming - Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian looking so fab in her lace dress.

M&J Trimming - Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung looks so comfy and chic in her fringed out outfit. The shoes are to die for!

M&J Trimming - Jenna Dewan-Tatum

WOW! Jenna Dewan-Tatum looks breath-taking with her embellished forest green dress. We can’t stop admiring that embellished center piece.



DIY: Lace Embellished Tank


Are your basic tanks looking a little boring? Take a tank top from bland to beautiful with the addition of lace embellishments! For this DIY we took a collection of our favorite lace trims of the moment, and re-purposed them as appliques! This DIY is great for upgrading an old piece of clothing into a style statement, and the technique can be used to embellish anything from a hat to a coat!

4” (102 MM) Rose Wool Lace

3” (76 MM) Leaf Embroidered Lace

5” (127 MM) Floral Wool Lace

4 1/2” (114 MM) Wool Lace

Sobo Craft Glue


Needle and Thread


DSC_00261. Cut out shapes from your lace trim.

DSC_00372. Arrange the lace shapes on the tank top. Play around with the layout until you’re happy with the design.

DSC_00393. Place a piece of cardboard inside of the tank top so that the glue doesn’t go through both sides of the garment.

DSC_00424. Glue the elements down, and let them dry.

DSC_00595. Sew the elements onto the tank top for extra security.


Fashion Week Has Officially Begun


It’s Fashion Week everyone!! This is the week fashion designers gives us a sneak peek of what their incredibly creative minds are whipping up for us, for next year’s seasons. On Thursday, September 10th, Fashion Week kicked off with some amazing designs that already has every fashionista falling madly in love with. We had BCBG, Desigual, Rebbeca Vallance, and even Kempner who launched her fashion line in Fall 2014. These amazing designers made a grand entrance on the opening day of Fashion Week. Here are some of our favorites that we truly enjoyed seeing for the past few days of our favorite week.

M&J Trimming - NOVIS SS16

NOVIS Spring/Summer 2016. Loving the vibrant colors on this skirt.

M&J Trimming - Kempner SS16

KEMPNER Spring/Summer 2016. So simple, but yet so chic. The over sized buckle in the middle really brings this piece together.

M&J Trimming - Yigal Azrouel - Runway - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Yigal Azrouel Spring/Summer 2016. Beautifully designed lace inspiration.

M&J Trimming - Desigual SS16

Desigual Spring/Summer 2016. This designer will bring anyone’s wardrobe to life with their vibrant patterned designs.

M&J Trimming - Nicholas K - Runway - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2016. This designer will be bringing back denim in ways you can’t possibly imagine.

All Things Lace


Lace is such a beautiful and delicate fabric to work with. It brings pure elegance to just about anything. When people hear lace, we tend to think weddings and formal gowns, etc. But this is fashion, and fashion has no rules. Fashion allows us to take the usual and turn it into the unusual. Here we have some nontraditional ways on using lace. We found some creative ways to use this beautiful fabric for you all to get inspired with. Hope you enjoy this post as much as we enjoyed searching for these beauties!

M&J Trimming - Lace Scarf

The perfect lace infinity scarf. Looks so cozy!

M&J Trimming - Vogue Lace Outfit

For the love of lace! This outfit screams elegance and grace.

M&J Trimming - Leathe Lace Cluth

Beautiful clutch for the upcoming fall season.

M&J Trimming - Lace Candles

Loving the lace and burlap combination. Very serene.

M&J Trimming - Lace Bracelets

Lace cuffs ! So beautiful to add to your arm candy collection.

Fall Jacket Round Up


Autumn season is near! Leaves are falling, layered outfits, and the perfect add-on to your outfits like scarves, hats, and of course the perfect jacket. Some of our favorite fall jackets include denim, wool, and of course, what is fall without the perfect leather jacket? What’s going to be your favorite jacket this upcoming fall season? Wool, a knitted sweater, perhaps just go sleeveless?

M&J Trimming - Banana Republic Fall 2015

Banana Republic is getting chic this Fall 2015. Already falling in love.

M&J Trimming - Red Leather Jacket

Burgundy leather jacket for fall ? Why yes, don’t mind if I do! Notice the exposed zippers on this beauty? And what is a leather jacket without some studs?

M&J Trimming - Vogue Sleeveless Jacket

Sleeveless with a drapery affect…irresistible!

M&J Trimming - Olive Jacket

Love everything about this outfit. Khaki has been taking over fashion strong this year.

M&J Trimming - Oversized Sweater

An over sized knitted sweater can be your go-to jacket alternative this fall.

M&J Trimming - Denim

Perfection. Denim jackets are always great for those cool breezy nights.

Add Zippers to Your Accessory Tray


We’ve been zipper crazed! Our last DIY features a necklace made of some lace, beaded trim, and of course a zipper! We’ve gathered some accessories that were made out of zippers that we find pretty cool and unique. Add some zippers to your accessory tray with these inspiring accessories that features all sorts of zippers.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Bracelet

So chic! Loving the layered zipper effect.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Bracelets

Arm candy fever !! We are loving these beautiful colored zippers.

M&J Trimming - Feathers and Zipper

Feathers, zippers, and some studs. So creative!

M&J Trimming - Zipper Necklace

Statement piece of zippers! This is beautifully put together.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Ring

Need a ring for that statement piece?