Summer to Fall Transitional Fashion

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When it comes to transitioning from summer style to fall fashion, the change doesn’t always have to involve buying an entirely new wardrobe! You can keep key summer pieces, and transform them into fabulous fall outfits. How? Strategic layering.

M&J Trimming: Shorts with Tights Combination for Fall

M&J Trimming: Shorts with Tights and Flannel TopDon’t throw your shorts to the depths of your closet just yet! Pair them with a pair of tights and you have a chilly-weather alternative to pants. Make the top portion of your outfit scream fall with a flannel or chunky sweater.

M&J Trimming: Fall RomperThe same rules apply for rompers too! Tights and a cardigan are all you need to make this look fall appropriate. Switching out sandal for booties is also an easy way to alter your seasonal style.

M&J Trimming: Maxi Skirt with Leather Jacket

M&J Trimming: Maxi and Leather Jacket ComboDon’t say goodbye to your maxi skirt or dress! Pair it with a leather jacket or sweater! Adding black accents or earthy neutrals help to tone down summer brights.

How do you transition your wardrobe from one season to the next?

 

Best Dressed Bicycle-Riding Beauties

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As it starts to get mildly cooler, we’re prepping for one of our favorite fall activities, bike riding! Of course riding a bicycle is fun no matter what time of year it is, but there’s something inherently magical about riding during autumn. M&J Trimming: Bicycle-Riding Outfit with Denim Skirt and Puppy Stay on-trend with a denim midi skirt, and don’t forget to bring your playful pooch with you!

M&J Trimming: White Bicycle and Backpack The perfect outfit for riding a bicycle is everything in this photo from the hat to the tips of her shoes!

M&J Trimming: Bicycle-Riding Outfit with Coat This mid-length coat is the perfect length for a leisurely ride.

M&J Trimming: Red Bicycle and Grey OutfitIf you have a bike that pops, a neutral outfit will keep your prized mode of transportation in the spotlight!

M&J Trimming: White Dress and Blue Skirt This classic outfit will make you look picture perfect when paired with a beautiful cobalt bike!

DIY: Tassel Statement Necklace

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We’re used to seeing jewelry that’s made of gold and silver, but jewelry doesn’t need to be made of metal to make a real statement! This week we’ve created a necklace that features silky cord and fun braided tassels. This necklace will go great with any summer outfit, or swap out the tassels for a look that goes right into fall.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY MaterialsMaterials:

3/16” Rayon Twist Cord

2.75” Braided Band Imported Tassels

End Caps

Jump Rings

Lobster Clasp

E6000

Scissors

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Measuring Cord1. Take your cord and measure the length you want your necklace to be. Cut to size.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Gluing End Caps2. Add the end caps to each cord end with E6000.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Jump Rings 3. Add jump rings and lobster clasp.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Tassel4. Lastly, add your tassels to your necklace.
M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY

Fall 2015 Fashion Accessory Inspiration

Although we still have plenty of summer left, it’s never too early to start prepping for fall. An easy way to update your wardrobe for the upcoming season is to bring in stylish accessories. Check out some of our upcoming favorites!  M&J Trimming - Chanel Pearl Rosary Chain Pearls, often associated with preppy style, have gotten revamped. The simple string of pearls just won’t do! Expect to see accessories in abstract and modern shapes. You can DIY a similar style necklace to the Chanel above using rosary pearl chain!M&J Trimming - Small Trunk BagSay goodbye to shoulder bags this season! This year designers favored styles with shorter handles, and rectangular trunk bodies were especially popular.

M&J Trimming - Balenciaga ShoesDress up your feet with embellished and accessorized footwear. From glitter to beading, shoes are shimmering and shining with every step!

M&J Trimming - Flower BroochBrooches are back, baby! An easy way to take your outfit from basic to statement-making, brooches are one of our favorite accessories. Especially when they’re covered in crystal.

 

Rope and Cord Accessory Inspiration

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This week we’ve been focusing on the use of rope and cord for decor almost exclusively, but there’s so much more to do with this type of trim! We took a look at some of our favorite ways to feature these elements in your outfit, and we think you’ll agree that when it comes to rope, the possibilities are plentiful!
M&J Trimming - Rope and Metal NecklaceThis fall and winter metal hardware meets braided cotton for dynamic accessories with both texture and shine.

 

M&J Trimming - Jimmy Choo Sandals

 

The perfect pair of sandals for summer, these Jimmy Choos are knotted in all the right ways.

M&J Trimming - Mini O BagA modern bag gets an earthy touch with rope handles.

M&J Trimming - Nautical Knot DIYNot only is this a chic statement necklace, it’s easy enough to make with these simple steps!

 

 

M&J Trimming - Rope and Raffia BackpackThis backpack is perfect for a day at the beach and channeling those nautical vibes.

Favorite DIYs from July

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As the summer slowly comes to an end, keep yourself busy with these DIYs that surely come in handy.

M&J Trimming - Hardware Necklace DIYWho said hardware couldn’t be a girl’s best friend? Check out this necklace made out of hardware pieces and leather cording.

M&J Trimming - Bleached Beach Towel DIYThese personalized bleached towels are to die for!

CornholrKeep the summer going with these fun DIY outdoor games!

FrameHave your memories surrounded by summer all year long with this nautical-inspired picture frame.

BraceletWho knew hook and eyes would make such a cute accessory piece?  These bracelets are a must-have for the perfect arm candy.

 

 

Deep Sea Coral Inspiration

When it comes to design, fashion, and home decor; the word “coral” evokes a bold color that balances beautifully between red, orange and pink. But today we’re tackling the topic of coral, the living and breathing aquatic invertebrate responsible for some of the most beautiful abstract patterns found in natural. We prefer just to use these beauties as inspiration, as we think the real thing belongs in the sea. Check out some of our favorite iterations of this amazing creature that look like they were plucked right from the reef! M&J Trimming - Blue and White Coral PrintM&J Trimming - Whit Coral Sculptures

M&J Trimming - Coral Shape Chandelier

 

M&J Trimming - Coral & Opal Ring

 

M&J Trimming - Coral Reef Necklace

4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Classic Rhinestone Buckle Embellished Bandeau

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If you thought that there’s nothing more glamorous than a simple black bathing suit, we’re about to turn your world upside down! For this final 4 Ways DIY, we used one simple accessory to make your bathing suit almost elegant enough to wear to a formal event, almost. The addition of a simple rhinestone clasp instantly added glam, making it the perfect suit to wear to the pool party of the season!
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Materials:

Black Bandeau

Navette Cluster Rhinestone Buckle

Scissors

Needle and Thread

DSC_01601- Take your rhinestone buckle and sew into place going in a diagonal.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Pom Pom Bikini

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If you’re a bohemian beach babe, you’ll love this 4 Ways DIY! We took an already fun and bright bikini, and added some funky contrasting pom poms to the mix! The look can vary depending on the colors you use too. If you want a more delicate look, use off-white or swap the pom poms for lace. Looking for even more bohemian flair? Try some fringe instead!  DSC_0177 Materials:

Orange String Bikini Top

Hot Pink Bikini Bottoms

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

Scissors

Needle and Thread


DSC_01781- Take your pink pom pom fringe and sew from the inside of the suit at the corner. Continue sewing from the corner until you reach the other corner of one triangle. Repeat on the other triangle.

DSC_01842- Take your other colored fringe and sew from the inside of the top rim on the bottoms. Start sewing from the side and sew around until you reach the starting spot.

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4 Ways to Embellish Bathing Suits: Retro Floral Trimmed Suit

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Looking for a retro-chic look this summer? Bring out your inner bombshell with a bandeau bathing suit trimmed with blooms! We used a beautiful blue daisy trim to offer a bold contrast against a bright yellow suit. Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing jolt of color paired with fun floral accent, and this suit absolutely screams it!

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Yellow Bandeau

1” Daisy Lace Trim

Scissors

Needle and ThreadDSC_01711- Take your floral trim and start to sew at one end of the suit on the top rim.DSC_01742- Sew going cross until you reach the other side. Cut excess trim.

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