The Many Ways to Wear a Scarf


It’s scarf season! With the heat drifting away, it’s time to keep warm with the windy days approaching. If you’re a lover of scarves, well, this post was especially made for you. But let’s face it, who doesn’t love scarves. It’s a great, and fashionable accessory. They are a great asset to your outfits, and of course, your warmth. So enjoy and explore the endless ways of wearing a scarf!

M&J Trimming - Scarf w. Belt

Bold, bright colors on neutral colors. What a great combo!

M&J Trimming - Hair Scarf

We love the final look to this! Such a great source of hair accessory.

M&J Trimming - The Shawl Wrap

Such an elegant touch. Use a snap for security.

M&J Trimming - Chiffon Style

This style goes great with chiffon or satin material scarves.



DIY: Floral Medallion Chain Belt


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


“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.

All Things Lace


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.

Add Zippers to Your Accessory Tray


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.

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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?

Rope and Cord Accessory Inspiration


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.

DIY: Cord Necklace


This week we have a DIY that is the perfect piece to complete your spring and summer wardrobe. Inspired by Marni’s incredible rope necklaces, we decided to put all of our cord to good use! This simpler design features one length of cord at a time, but you can always add additional segments to the necklace. We like wearing a clustered bunch to really make a statement, but you can also rock one at a time. These necklaces are a little bit nautical too, making them perfect for your summer vacation at sea!


6mm Braided Metallic Cord

12mm Imported Chenille Twist

End Caps (small and large)

Lobster Clasp

Jewelry Wire

Jump Rings





Chenille Cord NecklaceDSC_01381. Measure your chenille cord around your neck, and cut depending on how long you want your necklace. Cut cord.

DSC_01422. Take your jewelry wire and hold the tip with the loop with a set of pliers. Create a knot by twisting the wire into a ball. This will allow the wire not to fall through the opening of the end cap.

DSC_01443. Place the loop tip into the end cap so it come out on the other side.

DSC_01514. Add glue and place cord into the end cap. Let dry and repeat on other side.

DSC_01595. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

Braided Metallic Cord Necklace

DSC_01531. After cutting your cord to the desired length, take your smaller end caps and add glue inside.

DSC_01542. Place cord end into the cap and let dry. Repeat on the other side.

DSC_01603. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.


DIY Keychain Roundup




If you’ve ever accidentally mixed up your keys with someone else’s, if you find yourself struggling to find your keys at the bottom of a big tote bag, you’re in need of a key chain. Key chains are the perfect DIY because they are small, can use a number of different materials, and don’t take very long to make!
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1c4a0d80814755f7d94b40b0c0939168Armed with some basic sewing skills and fun ribbon, you could make these adorable key fobs!

12105868654_4809f3fd9b_bGuard your precious keys with these fearsome painted beast keychains!

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Give your Jenga pieces new life by making them into Mod Podged map piece keychains!

DIY: Beaded Trim Pastel Clutch


Looking for the perfect accessory for that party this spring? Make a basic clutch bloom with a little floral beaded trim! This pastel purse is great for a garden wedding, bridal shower, or any garden party! DSC_0290

What You’ll Need:

Plain Clutch

5/8” Sequin Flower



 DSC_02931- Take your sequin trim and measure from the end of one side of the clutch to the other. Cut to size.

DSC_0300 2- Glue trim down.

DSC_03023- Add around row of trim above the one you just glued down. Glue down and let dry.


DIY: Stud Earrings


Studs earrings are a great way to add a simple touch to your outfit without going overboard, and with so many different nailheads and buttons, you can make a pair of earrings to go with any outfit! Here we’ve created three sets of stud earrings for almost any occasion. Whether you want to look preppy and classic with a plain white pair, or edgy with a gold spike; these simple accessories will elevate your outfit.


What You’ll Need:

10mm Hot-fix Flat-Top Pyramid Stud

8mm x 7mm Sew-On Mini Metallic Plastic Spike

8mm Round Hot-fix Epoxy Nailheads


Earring Stud Bases

Pyramid Studs

DSC_0581Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply pyramid stud. Let dry.

Gold Spike Studs

DSC_0583Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply gold spike. Let dry.

White Studs

DSC_0584Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply white nailhead. Let dry.