Trend Alert: Embroidered Floral Fashion

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This year embroidered fashions have blown up! Ornate flower arrangements grace shoulders and sleeves, and bring a vibrancy and texture to even the most basic of outfits. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good print, but embroidered patterns offer a three-dimensional element that really captures our attention.

Embroidered Shoulder of JacketEmbroidery can be done on the entire piece, or just as an accent.

Blue Embroidered Top The addition of the matching blue sequins adds a subtle shine.

Embroidered Evening DressWe see this style on casual, bohemian-style dresses, and heavily beaded evening dresses!

White Embroidered DressWhen paired with geometric patterns, this style looks like an updated twist on the classic embroidered shirts from Mexico.


 

Trend Alert: Kimonos

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With music festival season underway and the spring breeze moving swiftly in, we’re really feeling the flowing and relaxed styles of warm weather. One of our favorite pieces this season is the re-imagined kimono.

Butterfly KimonoThese new-age kimonos are loose fitting with wide sleeves and have no closure.

Crochet Fringed Black KimonoThey are the perfect layering piece to add a statement to basics. Just throw one on over a tank and your look is instantly more chic.
Floral Print Kimono as Layering PieceThey come in all shapes and sizes, but the most popular patterns are tribal prints and florals!

Velvet KimonoAdd a fringe trim to the bottom, and you’re a verified bohemian butterfly.

Vintage Sequin Jacket

Tribal Sequin Kimono

Going out for a night on the town? There’s a kimono for that. Try a sequined option for a look that’s more dramatic and glitzy.

Are you going crazy for the kimono trend too? What’s your favorite way to wear it?

 

Coachella Style Essentials

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Coachella, one of the most anticipated music events of the year, is finally upon us! If you’re lucky enough to be going to this desert event, congrats and we’re jealous. If you love the bohemian style of the attendees, then check out these Coachella style essentials, and channel your inner hippie with these fashionable and free-spirited choices!

Flower HeadbandIt’s all about the carefree, wavy hair topped off with a delicate flower crown. If you want to DIY a similar look, check out our floral headband tutorial!

Kimono

 

Floral KimonoKimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.

Overall ShortsOveralls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
Geometric Tribal PrintWhen it comes to pattern favorites, there are two you’re bound to see in every iteration: floral and geometric. Jump on the bandwagon, because these are bound to be summer style standbys in 2014!

Fringe Kimono

 

And let’s not forget about a key player: fringe. Check out our fringe inspiration and fringe DIY roundup posts for more inspiring ways to wear this trend!

Bohemian Chic DIY Inspiration

When looking for upcoming trends we are often inspired by our surroundings.Being located in New York City, we find there is always an abundance of style around us. One trend that has been making its way to the east coast post-Coachella is definitely the global influenced/boho trend. The vibrant colors, mixed mediums and over-the-top detail associated with many of these products completely satisfies our creative juices. We’ve rounded up some of our top bohemian-influenced pieces that you can recreate using M&J trims just in time for Bonnaroo or everyday use.

Free People BagFree People

56292-g4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud

18603-84325/8″ Fancy Rayon Braid

Free People Tapestry BagFree People
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1″ Mohair Stretch Braid
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Florence Tassel Fringe

TopshopTopshop

54701-ivory_14 ½” Beaded Lace

SaksDannijo

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Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones-Black Diamond AB 

Check out M&J for even more inspiration.

Coachella Style Roundup

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Supermodels, Celebs, and music lovers rejoiced at Coachella 2013. The California based music festival brought people together to celebrate musicians, comedians and fashion. As we scanned through instagram envious of those soaking up the sun in Cali we admired the many cropped tops, studded shorts and floral headpieces donned by the crowd. Below are some of our favorite looks we can’t wait to recreate.

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Music Festival Fashion Inspiration

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Bohemian style lovers rejoice. Music festivals allow you to show off your most free-spirited fashions. The flowing skirts, cropped tops, and nature oriented accessories are perfect for a day of music and fun. Here are some of our favorite music festival fashion inspirations from the runway and the streets.
Feeling inspired? Send us a picture of your favorite boho-influenced fashions.
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Ombre Dip Dye for the Home

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Ombre dip dying has been trending in both the fashion and beauty industry for quite some time. The free spirited trend has suddenly made a comeback in the interior decor market. In the 60’s and 70’s dip dying had been a very popular technique.  The dip dying  technique adds color hues without compromising the natural beauty of many textiles. The process is fairly simple but not to be overlooked. Check out Michael Penney Style’s Dip Dye Tutorial, along with other inspirational images. Along with dyed ribbons we are proud to sell Rit-Dye both online and at our flagship store.

OmbreCalifornia Home Design

ABC Home PillowABC Home Pillow

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Michael Penney Style
Michael Penney Style Dip Dye Tutorial

RIT DYERit Dye

This reminded us of our Top 5 Dip Dye post created in 2012. Clearly the trend is still going strong.

Redecorate for Spring: Bohemian Style

With the rise of music festivals, and 70’s influences bohemian fashions have been very popular.  Retailers have embraced these artistically derived nature looks in fashion and interior design.  With Spring in place, we felt there was no better time to show off some of our favorite bohemian pieces for the home. We can’t get enough of these vibrant and freshly styled pieces.  We love the following pieces so much that we’ve attached similar M&J products to recreate the looks.

Urban Outfitters Concentric Square Side TableUrban Outfitters

42949-EMERALD3MM Imported Rayon Twist Cord

TargetTarget

56149-8978 (1)5/16″ Rayon Twist Cord

Urban Outfitters Marketplace Woven TableUrban Outfitters

6MM Neon Vinyl Bolo Cord 56146-94846MM Neon Vinyl Bolo Cord

Target Picture FrameTarget

56043-901410MM Neon Elastic Cordedge

Anthropologie

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33104-KL

1 1/2 Hand Dyed Velvet Ribbon

Check out a large selection of home decor products on our website at MJTrim.com

Top 5 DIY Headpieces

Not quite a headband, not quite a hat, a headpiece is our favorite way to add a bohemian vibe to an outfit. Ever since we spotted them on some of our style icons at Coachella, we have been searching for the best headpiece tutorials to follow. Here’s our top 5!

1. DIY Bohemian Chain Headpiece by All The Good Girls Go To Heaven

2. DIY Beach Boho Headpiece by P.S. I Made This

3. DIY Feather Headpiece by Wunderlust

4. DIY Ann Demeulemeester Feather Headpiece by Monoxious

5. DIY Headpiece Out of a Necklace by Oh So Pretty the Diaries

DIY Composite Bangle

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By Roseann

Composite and collage jewelry have been a big hit thus far in 2010 and it seemingly will be around for some time to come.  Combining a variety of different elements into a piece gives you, the designer, a lot of freedom for expression and exploring personal style.  I happen to consider myself to be a bit on the bohemian side, so therefore, I’ve created a fun bracelet using a floral appliqué and some buttons to compliment a closet full of denim and prairie dresses.

Materials:

 

Directions:

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    1. First remove the shanks from the back of your buttons.
    2. The sinamay flower is actually created by smaller flowers so pull it apart; you should be able to get 5 flowers from this one appliqué.
    3. Glue the smaller horn button a top the larger and top with crystal sew on.
    4. Glue the smaller wood star a top the larger and top with moonstone button.
    5. Arrange how you desire and glue using magna-tac.
    6. Allow your bangle to dry for at least 12 hours ideally 24 before wearing.