DIY: Embroidered Pumpkin

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If you’re looking for an easy DIY that will instantly make your doorstep more festive for your favorite frightening holiday, Halloween, this is it! Instead of going the traditional carving route, we decided to make use of our leather cord to create a unique embroidered effect. We also used a craft foam pumpkin for this DIY so that it can last multiple seasons, but you can swap it out for the real thing too!M&J Trimming: Embellished Pumpkin DIY

What You’ll Need:

Scissors

Spooky Image of Your Choice

Pins

1mm Round Leather Cord

Pumpkin

DSC_01481. Cut out your image.

DSC_01492. Pin paper cut-out to pumpkin.

DSC_01523. Cut out top of pumpkin. If you’re using a real pumpkin you’ll want to clean out the insides.

DSC_01534. Make a knot at the base of the leather cord.

DSC_01545. Either drill or puncture  small holes into the pumpkin using your cutout as a guide.

DSC_01596. Start weaving your leather cord through all of the holes. Make sure every hole has a complementary hole close by.

DSC_01617. Continue weaving until the image is complete. For small areas you can tie a knot and weave back through one hole, as we did with the spider fangs.

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Fall Home Decor Inspiration

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Fall is finally here, meaning is time to bring out those fall home decorations. If you’re bored with the same old decorations each year, try something new to place in your home. Here’s a round-up of some pretty cool DIY’s to autumn-up your home for 2015. Try a new project with some pastel colors, or create a new center piece when having big dinners. The ideas are endless!  M&J Trimming - Fall Jars

Pastel colors for the fall? Why not! Lace and burlap is always a great combination.

M&J Trimming - Fall Center Piece

Awesome center piece! The pine cones are a very nice touch.

M&J Trimming - Cool Colors for Fall

These are some beautiful cool colors for the fall.

M&J Trimming - Ombre Vase

Some cool ombre vases. Such a fun looking project to do, and so simple.

M&J Trimming - Fall Table Tray

A beautiful tray with autumn touches. The pumpkin is a great addition!

 

Fall Essentials

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Happy Fall Everyone! Yesterday was the first day of fall. Is your closet equipped with the season’s essentials? Fear not, here’s a checklist of all your fall must have’s. We’ve collected some beautiful pieces for the season. These essentials will for sure help you get through the fall in a very fashionable way. Stay cozy, warm, and stylish this year with this round-up of must have items. 
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Fall is the season for plaid and over sized scarves. 

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Booties

Don’t forget to keep a pair of booties in your closet. A must have essential that can be paired up with just about any style. 

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Fedora

Fedoras are a great way to complete an outfit, especially on those windy days. The twist rope gives this hat a very stylish touch. 

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Knitted Sweater

Can we just admire this whole entire outfit for a quick second? But seriously, what is fall without a knitted sweater?

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Over the Knee Boots

A definite must have for fall are knee-high boots. They can easily turn your summer outfits into fall outfits. 

2015 Emmy’s: What did the Stars Wear?

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Did anyone catch the 2015 Emmy’s? If not, fear not, here’s a post to re-cap what the talented stars wore on the Emmy’s night. These stars really make an impression on the big screen, but they sure can turn heads on the red carpet. These amazing actresses looked sizzling hot on the night to award the talented stars. Here are some of our favorite dresses that were actually designed by some of our favorite designers.
M&J Trimming - Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson wore a beautiful dress by Alexander Wang. Loving the chain straps!

M&J Trimming - Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon wore a gorgeous mermaid style dress by Christian Siriano. The embroidered cover up goes beautifully with the dress.

M&J Trimming - Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts looked flawless in her dress by Jenny Packham.

M&J Trimming - Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington made heads turn in this sequined out dress by Marc Jacobs.

M&J Trimming - Claire Danes

Claire Danes was all chained up in this chic dress by Prada.

DIY: Floral Medallion Chain Belt

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Do you enjoy jewelry making? If so, you’ll sure love this DIY project we “chained” up for all you to try out. This week’s DIY project is a gorgeous Floral Medallion Chain Belt. We took three of our favorite chains (do not hesitate to add more) and made this awesome chain belt that can be paired up with just about anything. Sometimes our outfits are missing a little pop, so a chain belt will definitely give you that pop it’s missing. Pair this belt with a shirt dress, a casual button down shirt, or a casual plain dress for best results!M&J Trimming - DSC_0018

40MM Flower Medallion

3MM Brass Figaro Filed Chain

4MM Steel Cable Chain

5MM Brass 8 Figure Chain

15MM Metal Chain

15x20MM Clasp Jump Ring

Beadalon 10MM Jump Ring

5MM Jump Ring

Chain Nose with Cutter Pliers

Side Cutter Pliers

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  1. Measure your waist with the larger chain and remove any excess chain links.

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2. Attach both jump rings to each end of chain, then attach clasp to one end.

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3. Attach larger jump ring to the medallion.

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4. Attach larger jump ring with medallion to the middle link of the larger chain.

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5. Take a different style chain and cut a small portion of it evenly in half.

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6. Attach jump ring onto one end of chain to attach to the medallion

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7. Take a larger jump ring to attach to one end of chain

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8. Attach to the larger chain a few links away from medallion.

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9. Repeat steps 5-8 with a second different style chain in a longer portion. Repeat steps 5-9 on opposite side.

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10. Take a third style chain and attach jump rings to both ends.

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11. Attach to farther ends of larger chain. A few links away from the second chain.

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12. Take a larger jump ring to attach the middle link of third chain onto the bottom middle of medallion.

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13. Take a larger jump ring to hook all three chains onto the larger chain link.

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No Such Thing As too Many Bags

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“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Well than here’s another best friend to add to your list, your clutch! What’s an outfit without the perfect accessories. This fall, start bringing does clutches out because we’ve rounded up some pretty amazing clutches that are so in this 2015 fall season. From bold straps, to vibrant patterned fabric covered clutches, these little beauties will have you saying…”There’s no such thing as too many bags.” You will want them all!

M&J Trimming - Lanvin Fall 2015

Lanvin Fall 2015 Collection. Loving the bold strap for extra security to hold on to this beauty. Don’t ever let it go!

M&J Trimming - DVN Paris RTW Fall/Winter 2015

Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Bold and vibrant fabric clutches is a must this fall season.

M&J Trimming - Marc Marc Jacobs Fall 2015

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 Collection. This bag is so chic; the studs and size of the bag gives it an extra bold look.

M&J Trimming - Vivienne Westwood Fall 2015

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2015 Collection. The reason you will fall in love with straps for your clutches this fall. Keep those hands warm while looking fab!

M&J Trimming - Miu Miu Fall 2015

Miu Miu Fall 2015 Collection. Make your clutch a statement piece with a bold and vibrant strap. The large chain compliments the clutch just right.

NYC Fashion Week 2015 Re-cap

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What a bummer. Fashion week has officially ended. But, WOW! What incredible different styles we have seen. These designers sure put their heart, soul, and creativity on making these amazing pieces. We’re pretty sure everyone has a few designers on their list that you just cannot seem to resist their style. Well, so do we, and we admire a sense of fashion. This year’s fashion week blew us away with the all the different styles that was presented. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites, from casual, to street style, to let’s go out and party! This NYC Fashion Week 2015 was one to remember. Who were some of your favorite designers?

M&J Trimming - Monique Ihuillier SS16

Monique Ihuillier SS16. Monique Ihuillier’s fashion line was perfect in every way. She had so many vibrant colors, but this piece really caught our attention.

M&J Trimming - Alice+Olivia SS16

Alice + Olivia SS16. We just fell deeper in love with sequins. Who’s ready to party in this glamorous piece?

M&J Trimming - Rachel Zoe SS16

Rachel Zoe SS16. Crochet + fringe = Bohemian heaven!

M&J Trimming - Tommy Hilfiger SS16

Tommy Hilfiger SS16. Tommy Hilfiger never disappoints. Everything is perfect from the floral pants, to the crochet top, right down to the patches on her jacket.
M&J Trimming - Noon By Noor SS16

Noon by Noor SS16. The sleeves on this varsity jacket are just beautiful ! Great choice of fabric pattern.

M&J Trimming - Denise Basso SS16

Dennis Basso SS16. WOW! Everything about this gown is just perfect.

Vibrant Colors for the Fall

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This fall 2015 is all about showing off your bright side. Your typical fall colors usually include shades of brown, green, red, and orange. Fall 2015 is the season to illuminate your wardrobe with some bright shades of these fall colors. We’ve rounded up some pretty amazing styles that will for sure inspire you to brighten up your fall fashion wardrobe this year.
M&J Trimming - Yellow Dress

Bright yellow dress with knee-high boots to keep those legs warm. Beautiful combination.

M&J Trimming - Orange Trench

Turn your rust into shine again with a bright rusty orange trench coat.

M&J Trimming - Street Style

Street style at it’s finest! These color combos are very well put together.

M&J Trimming - Versace Fall 2015

Versace Fall 2015. A yellow golden color will brighten up anyone’s closet.

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Give your outfit a pop of color with a bright red bag.

 

Fashion Week: Celeb Styles

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Hope you all have been keeping up with fashion week. Well if not, no fear, here we are to the rescue! Of course everyone enjoys fashion week for the sneak peaks we get to enjoy for next year’s season. But one thing fashionistas look forward to seeing, is of course, what are the celebs wearing to fashion week. We are in Day 5 of Fashion Week, and it has been full of so many different styles that you might just catch a fashion overdose. Here are what some of our favorites have been wearing during fashion week thus far.

M&J Trimming - Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton rocking out her gorgeous jewel embellished top with a black leather pencil skirt. Perfection!

M&J Trimming - The Blonde Salad

Fashion guru, Chiara Ferragni, also known as, The Blonde Salad, hits the streets of New York with this beautiful striped dress by Stella McCartney and a preview of her new Spring Summer 2016 fashion line, the Chiara Ferragni Collection shoes.

M&J Trimming - Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian looking so fab in her lace dress.

M&J Trimming - Jamie Chung

Jamie Chung looks so comfy and chic in her fringed out outfit. The shoes are to die for!

M&J Trimming - Jenna Dewan-Tatum

WOW! Jenna Dewan-Tatum looks breath-taking with her embellished forest green dress. We can’t stop admiring that embellished center piece.

 

 

DIY: Lace Embellished Tank

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Are your basic tanks looking a little boring? Take a tank top from bland to beautiful with the addition of lace embellishments! For this DIY we took a collection of our favorite lace trims of the moment, and re-purposed them as appliques! This DIY is great for upgrading an old piece of clothing into a style statement, and the technique can be used to embellish anything from a hat to a coat!
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4” (102 MM) Rose Wool Lace

3” (76 MM) Leaf Embroidered Lace

5” (127 MM) Floral Wool Lace

4 1/2” (114 MM) Wool Lace

Sobo Craft Glue

Scissors

Needle and Thread

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DSC_00261. Cut out shapes from your lace trim.

DSC_00372. Arrange the lace shapes on the tank top. Play around with the layout until you’re happy with the design.

DSC_00393. Place a piece of cardboard inside of the tank top so that the glue doesn’t go through both sides of the garment.

DSC_00424. Glue the elements down, and let them dry.

DSC_00595. Sew the elements onto the tank top for extra security.

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