Bohemian Fringe Inspiration

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Spring is here which means that those tightly bundled clothes you’ve wrapped yourself in over the winter are going back into storage to make way for the wonderful billowy styles of spring and summer. One trademark feature of this style is fringe, a staple in all hippy-inspired clothing. Check out our favorite ways to wear it!

Fringe Ankle Boots and Bag
Fringe Boots from EtsyAdding fringe to your footwear or handbag is an easy way to throw bohemian flair into your wardrobe.

Free People Fringe Harness

Leather Jacket with FringeClothing with fringe makes for an interesting layering piece. It adds movement and fun to any outfit!

Ombre Fringe Necklace

Who says fringe has to be made with suede or leather? Take a look at this handmade necklace featuring a twisted cord fringe! And is that a little ombre we see? This is the perfect statement necklace for spring and summer.

How will you be rocking this trend?

Trend Alert: Modern Metallics

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This spring metallics took over the runways! From copper to silver, each striking shade showed up in a different style. See some of our favorite runway iterations of this dazzling trend below!

Versace Spring 2014 Metallic Silver Dress

This silver dress from Versace looks as slick and slinky as a mermaid tail! This gorgeous dress highlights the versatility of the this trend. Metallics can be modern, fantastic, feminine, or masculine.

Givenchy Spring 2014

Givenchy made metallics their own in 2014 by using them on bold and geometric pieces. The unusual shades helped add interest to the mix.

Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014

The metallic looks at Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014 did not fail to impress with their intricate filigree shapes balanced by looser flowing skirts.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 Metal Corset

 

Did you ever think you’d see a copper crop top? If a cropped metal breastplate has always been a fashion wish of yours, look no further than Proenza Schouler. Wearing a statement piece like this will instantly give you the skills to command a French army, or at least the confidence of Joan of Arc.

Dries van Noten White Dress with Gold Details

This dress from Dries van Noten introduces hits of gold throughout the collection. This unique white dress gets the Midas touch with ruffled accents.

This spring metallics aren’t just for jewelry. How will you be rocking this gilded trend?

Floral Decor Inspiration

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For the past few days we’ve been talking about how to integrate florals into your spring wardrobe, but what about you home decor? Flowers are the ultimate bachelorette pad pattern. They’re feminine, romantic and so beautiful. It’s easy to add florals to your home, especially when the elements to make DIY floral decor are 15% off! Check out these inspirational photos, and then head onto our Floral Shop and get your DIY supplies!

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This flower wall is a real attention-grabber. The rest of the decor is minimal because the wall packs such a punch.

Green Floral Wallpaper in Bathroom

Make a statement with beautiful wallpaper. This green wallpaper is in a color that’s calming and has a really luxurious feel.

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If you’re allergic to huge prints and bold patterns, add flowers in small doses; a rose on your pillow, a sunflower on your mug.

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You can DIY these botanical soap dispensers are a great way to make your kitchen or bathroom bloom!

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We love the look of beautiful bright florals in the bedroom, it’s like sleeping on a bed of flowers! Without the bugs and dirt.

Our Favorite Florals at M&J

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We don’t know if this incredibly chilly winter is to blame, but we are eagerly anticipating the day that the flower buds start blooming. We are obsessed with florals. So much so that we wanted you to become as obsessed as we are by having a sale! Get on the botanical bandwagon with us, and receive 15% off of floral trims from now until Sunday March 30th! Here are some of our favorite floral products that you can pick up now:

 

4” POLKA DOT WITH TULLE FLOWER PIN

 

The 4″ Polka Dot with Tulle Flower Pin is so cute! We adore the mixed-media look, and the tiny gold dot accents. Pin it to a basic dress to add a little garden style to your outfit.

40MM X 30MM ROSE AND LEAF OVAL CAMEO

 

Cameos usually feature a delicate silhouette, but this Rose and Leaf Oval Cameo is for the florist! Use our Medieval Renaissance Choker DIY as a guide to make a flower-inspired necklace.

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This 10MM Imported Iron-On Floral Trim comes in an assortment of colors, and can add a delicate touch of daisies to anything you want! The best part it’s iron-on, so there’s no mess and no sewing involved!

TWO-HOLE FOIL FLORAL BUTTON

This floral foil button is so cool! It’s unique design will ensure that anything you put it on stands a tier above the rest.

FLORAL RHINESTONE PEARL TRIM

This rhinestone and pearl trim will take your evening wear to the next level. You can even cut the individual flowers out, and use them as appliques to make a headband! This is also a great time to buy rhinestone trim to make a DIY bridal belt!

To see more floral items, check out our Floral Shop!

DIY: Floral Headband 3 Ways

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Now that spring is here it’s time to pack up those winter hats, and let our hair down. Dress up your hair with these quick and easy headband DIYs featuring our favorite spring trend: Florals!

Materials for Flower Headband

What You’ll Need:

Mauve 1 3/4″ Artificial Flowers

E6000

Three Metal Headbands

Scissors

Measuring Floral Trim

1. Place the end of your floral trim against the end of the headband, and line the trim along the headband.

Cutting Floral Trim

2. Cut the trim around the metal headband.

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3. Glue the trim onto the headband, and let it dry.

This DIY is so easy that we had to try it out with other floral trims!

Blue Floral Headband

This variation is made with Navy Floral Rosette Trim. We trimmed back the mesh on the sides after the trim was glued to the metal band.

Sequin Flower Headband

Our last variation used 5/8″ Sequin Flower by the Yard in Soft Multi. It’s the perfect pastel headband with a little bit of sequin sparkle!

Final Floral Headbands

Now you have an easy way to add florals to your spring wardrobe, and from now until Sunday March 30th, 2014 you can get 15% off of our floral trims!

How to Add Florals to Your Warm-Weather Accessories

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Sometimes your old accessories need a little upgrade. Make your warm-weather items bloom just in time for spring by adding fun floral trim!

Umbrella

Flower by the Yard 1 1/4″, Large Rosette by the Yard

Glue flower trim to the edge of your umbrella for an easy rainy day pick-me-up!

Sunglasses

1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim

Cut individual flowers from our 1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim and glue them onto the top of a pair of sunglasses.

Fedora

95mm Iron-On Embroidered Rose Trim

Skip the boring black band on the fedora, and go with something fun and floral! Just detach the black band, and glue the floral trim down with E6000!

Spring Hair Accessory DIY Roundup

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The days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer, which means those cable-knit beanies no longer stand between you and your fabulous ‘do! Here are some great spring accessories to make your hair stand out.

Button Hair Pin from Thanks I Made It

This button hair pin from Thanks I Made It is literally the easiest thing to make, but it looks so fabulous! If you want to try your hand at this super simple DIY, try using our Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button or the Dome Rhinestone Beaded Button.

Anthropologie-Inspired Hair Pins from Little Miss Mama

These fabric barrettes from Little Miss Mama are vintage chic, and the perfect way to dress up a casual hairstyle.

Leather Hair Tie from Cupcakes and Cashmere

If you’re a ponytail girl, this DIY from Cupcakes and Cashmere is for you! This leather hair tie is like ponytail insta-chic. Make it with some pastels in time for spring, and you’re

Trinkets in Bloom Feather Pins

These feathered hair pins from Trinkets in Bloom are the perfect way to add bohemian beauty to your updo.

Love Maegan French Pouf

This chiffon and tulle hair accessory from Love Maegan can also be worn as a broach! Whatever way you wear it, it’s a romantic addition to any ensemble!

Foray Into Floral Accessories

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Florals are big this spring, but sometimes the best outfits embrace trends subtly. Try these floral accessories on for size if you like to test-drive trends without the commitment of an entire outfit.

Flower Hair Comb from Etsy

Spring is the most popular time for weddings, and this flower hair comb is the ideal addition to any formal hairstyle. It’s garden party perfect!

Floral Bag and Shoes

Flower look better when mixed together, hence the invention of bouquets. But the same goes for fashion! Don’t be scared to mix floral prints, especially when the canvas is as small as an accessory piece.

Floral Rings and Bracelets

Stack those buds on your tips and wrists for a bohemian bouquet of jewelry.

Flowers on a Hat

We love this fun hat from Fashion Week! It’s whimsical, really beautiful, and easily DIY-able.

Pink and Purple Floral Umbrella

April showers bring April flowers! This beautiful floral umbrella will cheer up even the gloomiest rainy day.

Fashion Illustration Inspiration

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Runway shows and photos are a beautiful way to enjoy fashion. Fashion illustrations, on the other hand, are an entirely different way to absorb fashion that allow for even more creativity and interpretation.

Fifi Lapin in Victoria Beckham

If you’ve never checked out the blog of Fifi Lapin, go now.  Fifi Lapin is the most fashionable bunny this side of anywhere, and she documents her outfits on the blog. It’s cute. It’s couture. It’s basically the best way to start your day.

Garance Fashion Illustration

Even if you don’t speak French, Garance features the most beautiful line-drawn fashion illustrations. And if a photo is worth a thousand words, then these illustrations are worth two thousand French ones.

Paper Fashion Dream Dresses

 

Paper Fashion features beautiful watercolor illustrations that often use elements like sequins, rhinestones and glitter. So basically everything we love.

Birdy & Me Illustration for Harper's Bazaar

Birdy & Me has some of the most realistic fashion images that mix graphite pencil drawings and bold pops of color

Sabine Pieper

We couldn’t make a list of our favorite illustrations without including Sabine Pieper! Having worked with the top brands in the fashion industry, she knows a thing or two about style. The images are high-contrast and high-drama, making them a powerful and evocative way to present designer styles.

M&J Fashion Sketchpad

Do you want to get into the world of fashion illustration? We know where to start! Our Fashion Sketchpad is the perfect way to practice your drawing, even if you aren’t a fashion student or designer!

Spring Decor DIY Roundup

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Happy first day of spring readers! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and the warm weather is beckoning you outdoors. Embrace this season with these beautiful DIYs inspired by the spirit of the season.

Buttons Flowers from Freckled Nest

This funky wall decor DIY from Freckled Nest is right up our alley! Check out our collection of floral buttons and fashion buttons if you love this idea!

Floral Paper Wreath from Hello Lucky

Brighten your front door with this colorful faux floral wreath from Hello Lucky. The best part about this DIY is how long these fun flowers will last!

Front Door Flower Basket from Design Dining and Diapers

If you need a way to brighten your front door but want to think outside the wreath, take a look at this fresh alternative from Design, Dining + Diapers!

Twig Frame from Not Just a Housewife

This twig frame from Not JUST a Housewife is earthy and perfect for the first days of spring!

Lowes Wooden Floor Mat

This colorful doormat DIY from Lowes is fantastic for keeping those April showers out of your house.

We can’t wait to get outside to start some of these fabulous DIYs! How will you be celebrating the first day of spring?