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?

 

Embroidered Decor Inspiration

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At M&J we carry a diverse array of beautiful embroidered jacquard, and with good reason! Our intricately embroidered trims and ribbons can turn even the most basic items into elaborate pieces. We love using our jacquard ribbons to trim pillows, curtains and much more because we think embroidery is such a fun and unique decorative element!  While mostly seen on pillows, embroidery can be used in many different ways, even as art!84c30a1c998c75bef53010ee21b2affb

M&J Trimming: Embroidered Bedspread

M&J Trimming: Sea Life Embroidered Pillows

M&J Trimming: Embroidered Wall Art

M&J Trimming: Embroidered Black Cushion

 

Cozy Dorm Room Inspiration

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If you’re a college-bound youth stressing about how to decorate your space, prepare to be worry-free! We’ve found some of the cutest dorms to inspire your style. Not only are they the perfect places to both study and relax, but they also prove that you don’t need a lot of space to make a cozy crash pad.
M&J Trimming: Palette Bed Room with a ViewMix and match pillows for fun pops of color against a neutral view.

M&J Trimming: Bunk Bed Dorm

Take your bed to great heights and utilize the space underneath for a secluded study spot.

M&J Trimming: Dorm RoomAdd greenery for a touch of natural, and pillows to make your bed a functioning couch!

M&J Trimming: Girly Dorm Room Don’t forget the details! Photos and pieces from home will remind you of the good times and keep you from being homesick.

M&J Trimming: Cozy Dorm RoomAdd a sofa for guests. They’ll appreciate having a spot to sit, and it makes the room even more comfortable and inviting.

 

Next Level Birdhouse Project

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When birdhouse cages come into mind, do you think of outdoorsy decor? Well, we sure do. But we’ve found some pretty cool ways on how to use these cages in your home, minus the bird, and make them part of your indoor decor. Get inspired by some of the amazing ways these birdhouses are being used in the more non-traditional way.

M&J Trimming - Gothic Birdhouse Theme

These gothic themed birdhouses are beautiful! Gives your home a more vintage feel to it. The candles are a great touch, but you can also replace them with some roses and vines.

M&J Trimming - Birdhouse ElegancePure birdhouse elegance! This is so serene and peaceful. I love how everything is beautifully put together.

M&J Trimming - Birdhouse Storage

So adorable! And a great source of storage too!

M&J Trimming - Birdhouse Wall Display

Great way to fill up some empty wall space. Love how they used the birdcage as a 3D portrait. So artistic!

M&J Trimming - Birdhouse Key Holders

Always misplacing your keys? Well, so do we! But these adorable birdhouse key holders should help.

 

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!

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.

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

Sparkling Brilliance Stones DIY Roundup

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Our newly featured Brilliance Collection of rhinestones is here for all of your sparkling creative needs.  Tackle your biggest projects with our Brilliance Collection.

Flip-Flop-RhinestonesDazzle up your plain jane flip flops with our Brilliance rhinestones before the summer ends.

15-how-to-crystallize-a-champagne-flute-tutorialThe perfect engagement or wedding preset any bride can have is this beautifully designed Crystallized Wine/Champagne Flute Glass.

c93dc3a756599051352dc7ca92e78086Shine bright like a diamond in this amazing tropical-inspired bra top. It’s brilliant! (And perfect for Halloween.)

DIY-Gem-ClusterEarringsA cluster of sparkles makes this the perfect DIY accessory for any formal event!

 

 

Khaki Clothing Inspiration

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When it comes to summer style, many of us want to jump to extremes. And while we all love a dose of neon, there’s something refreshing about a cool neutral that look like it was taken right out of safari. We’re loving khaki for summer because of its versatility and neutrality. Plus it can make you look like you’re the most stylish glamper on the planet. So whether you’re rocking a light jacket, a pair of pants or even a dress; embrace the khaki this summer.Ralph-Lauren-Spring-2015main.original.585x0The looks at Ralph Lauren killed it in khaki with accents of lemon yellow!

1aba36ee200b81f2f39342c5cd884442This jumpsuit from Altuzarra had the perfect pocket ratio for a style that’s utilitarian chic.

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2ccb17b348605bf2d82b13b6597235d7Models know best when it comes to style, and these muted neutrals really let natural beauty shine.

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