Fashion Week Has Officially Begun

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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

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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

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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

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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?

DIY: Embellished Lace Zipper Necklace

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This week’s DIY is quite a stunner! As we head into cooler weather, it’s up to our outfits to keep us bold, bright and warm. Well we have a few of those bases covered with this statement necklace that we created using a zipper and some glamorous metallic trim. This statement necklace would look great over a little black dress, and if you’re really crafty, you can use it in place of a typical zipper for your next sewing project.M&J Trimming: Zipper Necklace Materials

1 1/2” (38 MM) Metallic Lace

7/8″ Multi-Beaded Trim

18″ Heavy Separating Jacket Zipper 

Sobo Glue

Scissors

Needle and Thread

M&J Trimming: Measuring Length of Lace1. Measure how much lace and beaded trim you will need.
M&J Trimming: Cutting Beaded Trim2. Add one inch to the desired size, and cut to that size.

M&J Trimming: Sobo Glue on Zipper3. Place glue on one side of the zipper.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Lace onto Zipper4. Glue down your lace. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Lace onto Zipper5. Sew the lace into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Back of Zipper6. Flip the zipper over and place glue on the other side.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Beaded Trim to Zipper7. Add beaded trim to glue. Repeat on the opposite side and let dry.

M&J Trimming: Sewing Beaded Trim on Zipper8. Sew the trim into place for extra security.

M&J Trimming: Gluing Folded Lace9. Add glue to the end pieces of lace, and fold them over so you don’t have any raw edges. This will help to prevent fraying.

M&J Trimming: Zipper and Lace Metallic Statement Necklace DIY

For the Love of Zippers

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Zippers has been taking over fashion for various purposes besides keeping things together. Here are some ways zippers are transforming fashion. Get inspired by these interesting ways zippers are being used to chic up your latest outfits.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Glove

So fierce !! We are loving this zipped up glove.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Dress

Bouchra Jarrar 2015 – Spring Collection. A beautiful night look with exposed zipper. FAB!

 

M&J Trimming - Alexander McQueen Zipper Biker Vest

Alexander McQueen Zipper Biker Vest 2014. The zippers literally give a whole new chic look to this.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Collar

The Zipper Collar…very interesting how they used zippers for a more layered affect on the jacket’s collar.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Skirt

We are loving everything about this outfit. From the color combo, to that beautiful pattern on the skirt, to the way they used the zipper to open and close the slit.

Let’s Wear White…Before and AFTER Labor Day

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Face it, fashion has no rules, but there is this one rule every fashionista knows, but we all somehow avoid it anyways… “Do not wear white after Labor Day.” Well, the question we ask is WHY NOT wear white after Labor Day? Here is your daily dose of fashion inspiration. Say yes to wearing white before, during, and after Labor Day.

M&J Trimming - We-Can-Rock-Crop-Top-Every-Day

All white outfit with a pop of blue. Love it !

M&J Trimming - We-Can-Mix-Match-Proportions

This white maxi skirt is so simple but does the outfit just right!

M&J Trimming - Were-Wasting-Time-Toting-Around-Extra-LayersEverything white from her bag, to her shoes…Gorgeous! The sweater shirt is a great addition for those breezy days.

M&J Trimming - Labor Day Inspiration

White + Denim = Perfection !

M&J Trimming - Labor Day Inspiration

Faded jeans, white tee, neon pink bag…Comfort and style. You cannot go wrong with this outfit.

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