Let’s Wear White…Before and AFTER Labor Day

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Face it, fashion has no rules, but there is this one rule every fashionista knows, but we all somehow avoid it anyways… “Do not wear white after Labor Day.” Well, the question we ask is WHY NOT wear white after Labor Day? Here is your daily dose of fashion inspiration. Say yes to wearing white before, during, and after Labor Day.

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All white outfit with a pop of blue. Love it !

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This white maxi skirt is so simple but does the outfit just right!

M&J Trimming - Were-Wasting-Time-Toting-Around-Extra-LayersEverything white from her bag, to her shoes…Gorgeous! The sweater shirt is a great addition for those breezy days.

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White + Denim = Perfection !

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Faded jeans, white tee, neon pink bag…Comfort and style. You cannot go wrong with this outfit.

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.

Cute Cover-Up Inspiration

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One of the best perks of summer, besides being able to finally whip out our sundresses, is the ability to enjoy the outdoors in a totally different way. We’re talking about heading down to the beach, pool or other comparable large body of water. Now besides sunscreen, a straw hat, and a cute Triangl bikini, there’s only one thing you need to make your beach day a success. A cute cover-up of course!

 

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Tony Awards 2015 Fashion Recap

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The Tony Awards bring out the theatrics and we’re not only talking about the performances they honor. We’re also talking about the style stars that shone on the red carpet! Although not as over-the-top as the Met Gala or the Grammys, we readied ourselves for some drama, and we weren’t disappointed.  elisabeth-moss-tonys-red-carpetElizabeth Moss bloomed in a gown with cascading flowers.

bella-hadid-tonys-red-carpetBella Hadid looked like a modern goddess in a cream and black column dress.

jennifer-lopez-tonys-red-carpetWe were starstruck by Jennifer Lopez’s celestial style.

 

vanessa-hudgens-tonys-red-carpetVanessa Hudgens has blossomed into a style star in a voluminous gown of posies.

 

kendall-jenner-francisco-costa-tonys-red-carpetKendall Jenner looked as pretty as a peach in a Calvin Klein Collection dress!

DIY: Cord Necklace

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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!

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6mm Braided Metallic Cord

12mm Imported Chenille Twist

End Caps (small and large)

Lobster Clasp

Jewelry Wire

Jump Rings

Pliers

Scissors

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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.

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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.

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Balmain Best Of

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Swedish fast-fashion giant, H&M, just announce a collaboration with Balmain, a fashion house known for its elaborate intricacies. In anticipation of this exciting collaboration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from Balmain. Which is your favorite, and what do you hope to see from this upcoming collection?

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Trend Alert: Culottes

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Skinny jeans have been the stand-by pant silhouette for years now, and while they are a staple in our closet, sometimes we need a pant that’s a little more roomy. Enter culottes. These wide-legged cropped pants are making a comeback baby! Not only are they chic, they’re also one of the first types of pants to be acceptably worn by women because they were shaped like a skirt, while giving women the freedom to ride horseback astride a saddle. We love this style because it’s versatile, unique and modern; and we know you’ll be seeing it everywhere this spring!   PFW-Street-Style-Day-7

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Color Story: Scuba Blue

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Pantone’s picks for spring included an aquatic blue that we can’t wait to see this season! From fashion to home decor, this hue is sure to make wave with the design-savvy.
diving-lady-elliot-islandWe can’t be sure where the name “scuba blue” came from, but we imagine it was inspired by the intense greenish-blue of the ocean that only lucky divers get to see in person.

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86819313c1ed96d885ba39953f2830aaThis beautiful greenish-blue looks completely at home in any home. It’s bold enough to add fun to your space, without overwhelming it. And the fact that it’s cool-toned makes it easy to relax in.

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ScubaNot only is it a magnificent color for home decor, scuba blue is also the perfect color to wear at any formal event to really wow a crowd. Pick up a scuba blue gown for prom, and use our rhinestone trim to add a shimmering embellishment.

 

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015

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Fashion Month is over, and there’s no better place to end it than Paris, the city of love and impeccable style. Here are some of the collections that we fell in love with, and we’re sure you will too!
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alexander-mcqueen-rtw-fw15-runway-28The pieces at Alexander McQueen were inspired by roses. With tiny ruffles, accents of lace and leather, models strut down the runway like blooming bouquets.

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stella-mccartney-rtw-fw15-runway-31Stella McCartney continued to play with spacious silhouettes that moved gracefully on the models as they sauntered down the runway.

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saint-laurent-rtw-fw15-runway-46Saint Laurent’s show was full of going-out pieces that were fun, flirty perfect for a party!

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celine-fw15-pfw-runway-16The looks at Celine were luxurious and filled with an abundance of different textures.

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 Street Style

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Paris Fall Fashion Week is still underway, but we’re already inspired by the incredible street style we’ve been seeing! From pearl embellished jackets to billowy white blouses, we’re loving everything about PFW. What was one outfit that has already inspired you? olga-karput.nocrop.w1800.h1330.2x (1)

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