Summer in Shades Inspiration

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Sunglasses are on of our most beloved accessories for spring and summer, and we usually can’t wait to start wearing them during the dark and dreary days of winter. Sunglasses can instantly make you look polished and put-together. Just throw on a pair of statement sunnies, a light coat of coral lipstick, and you’re ready to face the day!
Black Prada SunglassesWe love the unique curly shape of the arms. Look for unique details like that on the sides of your sunglasses, if you prefer a more basic frame shape.

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Red Lips and SunglassesA cat eye adds instant vintage style, especially when paired with a cool lip color!

Blue Mirrored Sunglasses on Girl with Long Hair

 

Americana Sunglasses on Smiling Teen

Aviator styles add a slightly masculine and carefree edge to your shades.

 

What’s New in June

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Summer is almost here, and we’re ready for it with these bright and colorful picks that have made their way onto the web just in time for June!

1/2" Fine Metallic Stripe BraidOur 1/2″ Fine Metallic Stripe Braid is just the trim to add a little dazzle to your day, and the best part is that it comes in a large assortment of colors!

3/8" 3 Ply President Braid

 

Our 3/8″ 3 Ply President Braid looks great when grouped in a thick braid like above, but would also look fantastic as a single strand headband!

3/8" Rayon Double Loop Braid

 

Our 3/8″ Rayon Double Loop Braid comes in a rainbow of colors, and is perfect for trimming everything from pillows, to hats and dresses!

Flourish Blazer Buttons

 

It’s too warm for heavy jackets, but you might need a light blazer for a night on the town! Dress it up with our new Flourish Blazer Buttons!

Spring Earring DIY Roundup

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We love a fun, bright earring as a statement accessory. They’re a great way to liven up any outfit, and are the perfect substitute for a necklace if you’re working with an awkward neckline. Make these earrings today to bring a flash of fun to your next outfit!

Friendship EarringsThese friendship hoop earrings from PS I Made This go great with summer basics, like a black maxi dress.

6ed70b8b2b0dc32f0e42a275185bf3c0These druzy-style earrings are created using buttons and chunky glitter. How simple!

Geometric Earrings

 

We love these abstract “gem” earrings from Petite Elefante. While neon is perfect for spring and summer, the color combination possibilities are endless!

tumblr_m8txhoQNHL1qihh0eo1_500This cool earring is doing double duty as a hair comb! We can totally see Rihanna rocking a style like this.

Ombre Earrings

 

The DIY world loves using paint chips for wall art, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a cool way to integrate them into fashion accessories like these ombre paint chip earrings!

Drop Earring Inspiration

 

 

As of late, we’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful statement stud earrings. And why not? They’re dainty, small, and can be worn without being too distracting. While we’re huge fans of these tiny ear gems, we’d also like to give a shout out to their longer and more flashy counterparts. The beautiful earrings below are some of our favorite dangling “drop” earrings. We love these types of earrings because not only do they provide extra bling, but they also seem to dance when you move, a feature that is found in almost no other jewelry! c6b5d7702c4b9efd4fad36c2875d203b

 

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What are your favorite types of earrings? If you prefer the stud, would you be willing to give the drops a try?

 

Office Supply DIYs

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May usually marks the end of the semester at universities, which means many people are entering the workforce or even starting a cool summer internship! If you want to jazz up your desk, check out these cool DIYs that will take your office supplies to the next level!

IMG_8211 copyPlanning doesn’t need to be plain! This paint chip calendar from Me and My DIY is a fantastic way to introduce color into your daily routine.

pencils7Camille Styles created these fun printed pencils that will ensure your pencils will never go missing.

 

office4Camille Styles did it again with these fun embroidered office supplies!

mainimageModcloth doesn’t only office adorable office attire, they also created a bunch of cute office DIYs that are sure to make you the envy of all of your coworkers!

 

07 Binder ClipsWashi tape is a pretty amazing DIY supply. It can transform almost anything with a couple of strips!

Lace Jewelry Inspiration

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We love an unconventional approach to jewelry as much as the next fashionista, but we especially adore jewelry that’s made out of one of our favorite trims: lace! It’s romantic, has a vintage vibe, and is light and perfect for spring.
il_fullxfull.592495399_10z7Sequins and an ombre dye are one way to liven up a pair of earrings!

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a38e9fbcffcbe2f7a0ce2a66397636a2Jazz up your lace with a bright color to make it more playful and less precious-looking!
il_570xN.317724348The best part about the lace used on this necklace is its natural appeal. Each piece looks like a long and elegant feather or leaf.
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Do you love lace jewelry as much as we do? Let us know below!

We Love Hearts Like XO

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Valentine’s Day happens to be a sore subject for some, but we think that’s just silly! Even if you don’t have someone special to celebrate, why not celebrate that VERY special shape that is the heart! Here are some of our favorite ways to wear it, and we’re not just talking about on your sleeve either!

Jeweled Heart Sweatshirt from Studio DIY

Kelly, you’ve done it again. Not only is this sweatshirt adorable, it’s totally DIY-able. Check out Studio DIY to learn how to make it! We’re swooning just thinking of the nailheads we could use!

Heart Shorts

So it’s still a little cold to rock these bad boys, but we had to put them on the list because they are fantastic DIY inspiration! A stencil and some fabric paint is all we need!

Heart Rings on Keiko Lynn

Keiko Lynn shows us that it’s all about the tiny details with these delicate hearts rings!

Heart Shaped Gloves

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we’re definitely fond of these amazing negative space heart gloves!

Heart Maxi Dress from Wildfox

If you’re really feeling hearts, then this casual maxi from Wildfox is perfect for you! Bold print, big design; this dress is bound to make a statement.

So where will you be wearing your heart this Valentine’s Day? With these fun picks, the options are endless!

Library Inspiration

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We don’t know about you, but to us libraries and books have an elegant charm that Kindles just can’t touch. (No offense.) Curling up in a corner with a good book is the ultimate stay-at-home activity for a chilly winter night, and having a beautiful library to hide away in is even better! Check out our library inspiration that will make you feel smarter and more stylish just by looking at it.

Jenny Komenda Styles Tribeca Library

We love the eclectic mix of modern and vintage in this library/work space. And those arched shelves are amazing!
Stacked Books from Top Design MagSometimes chaos can be totally called for. A stack of books can easily become a tiny table for a cup of tea or coffee!

Rainbow Library from Top Design Mag

Does anyone remember Reading Rainbow? Well check out this literal iteration! Books organized by color look so cool, and we don’t want this trend dying out any time soon. Your plethora of books can easily become a work of art!

Bold Fuchsia Library from Belle Maison 23There’s nothing like a bold pop of color to really brighten a room. This fuchsia bookshelf would get anyone excited to read!

Which of these libraries would you love you read in, and what books do you think would feel most at home in these varied spaces? Let us know in the comments below, and send us a pic of YOUR library to @mjtrimming!

Fall Tablescape Decor Inspiration

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Even though Halloween is over, the party is just beginning! If you’re planning a party for this holiday season, here are a few tablescapes that are perfect for fall!

Modern Metallic 

 Thanksgiving tablescape from HGTV

This is an unexpected color palette for fall, but the addition of the metallic pumpkins brings the theme back to autumn. Despite the plethora of pumpkins, the selective colors keep the table from looking too busy.

Dipped Details

Succulent Centerpiece from Style Me Pretty

Small details can take your party from ho hum to HOLY COW! Case in point: the gold-dipped stemware. It’s a simple touch that really elevates the tablescape.

Winter Greens

Decorating with Pumpkins The Daily Basics

You know that rule about not playing with your food? We’re giving you a pass to break it. Use winter cabbage, kale, and pumpkins to create a festive centerpiece that’s almost good enough to eat! Warning: There’s a slight chance that your guests may start chowing down on your beautiful centerpiece thinking it’s a winter salad.

If It Ain’t Broke

Burgundy Tablescape South Shore Decorating

This table is perfect for a traditional autumn party. The rich burgundy and orange colors are classics for the cooler months.

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Colorful House Beautiful Tablescape

The bright colors give this table a modern twist! Traditional florals get punched up with the addition of the blue tablecloth, and the wooden-handled utensils give the table a rustic charm.

Which look are you going for this year? We’re loving the metallic trend. Stay tuned because on Tuesday we’ll show you how to take this trend, and give it an M&J twist!

DIY Roundup: Update Your Curtains

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Curtains are among the first details you notice when you enter a room. They are both functional and fashionable. In order to get that dramatic effect curtains should be embellished with fringe, pom-pom trim, or greek key Jacquard. Purchasing these curtains ready-made can get pretty expensive which is why we always take the DIY route at M&J. To make your own customized curtains you can purchase inexpensive curtains from a department store and embellish them with any decorative trim. The options are endless!

To give you some inspiration we’ve rounded up some of our favorite curtain makeovers. Let us know what you think!

DIY Back Tap Curtains via I Heart Nap TimeDIY-back-tab-curtains1

DIY Pom Pom Curtains via 6TH Street Design School pompom-5

Ikea Curtain Makeover via Lilikoi Joy DSC_0323 pm

Ikea Curtain Makeover via Dwellings by Devore 3

Curtains from Drab to Fab via …Love Maegan

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Customize Store-Bought Curtains via The Shabby NestGirl's Bedroom 1

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