DIY: Lace Embellished Tank


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!

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


Needle and Thread


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.


Fashion Week Has Officially Begun


It’s Fashion Week everyone!! This is the week fashion designers gives us a sneak peek of what their incredibly creative minds are whipping up for us, for next year’s seasons. On Thursday, September 10th, Fashion Week kicked off with some amazing designs that already has every fashionista falling madly in love with. We had BCBG, Desigual, Rebbeca Vallance, and even Kempner who launched her fashion line in Fall 2014. These amazing designers made a grand entrance on the opening day of Fashion Week. Here are some of our favorites that we truly enjoyed seeing for the past few days of our favorite week.

M&J Trimming - NOVIS SS16

NOVIS Spring/Summer 2016. Loving the vibrant colors on this skirt.

M&J Trimming - Kempner SS16

KEMPNER Spring/Summer 2016. So simple, but yet so chic. The over sized buckle in the middle really brings this piece together.

M&J Trimming - Yigal Azrouel - Runway - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Yigal Azrouel Spring/Summer 2016. Beautifully designed lace inspiration.

M&J Trimming - Desigual SS16

Desigual Spring/Summer 2016. This designer will bring anyone’s wardrobe to life with their vibrant patterned designs.

M&J Trimming - Nicholas K - Runway - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2016. This designer will be bringing back denim in ways you can’t possibly imagine.

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.

Fall Jacket Round Up


Autumn season is near! Leaves are falling, layered outfits, and the perfect add-on to your outfits like scarves, hats, and of course the perfect jacket. Some of our favorite fall jackets include denim, wool, and of course, what is fall without the perfect leather jacket? What’s going to be your favorite jacket this upcoming fall season? Wool, a knitted sweater, perhaps just go sleeveless?

M&J Trimming - Banana Republic Fall 2015

Banana Republic is getting chic this Fall 2015. Already falling in love.

M&J Trimming - Red Leather Jacket

Burgundy leather jacket for fall ? Why yes, don’t mind if I do! Notice the exposed zippers on this beauty? And what is a leather jacket without some studs?

M&J Trimming - Vogue Sleeveless Jacket

Sleeveless with a drapery affect…irresistible!

M&J Trimming - Olive Jacket

Love everything about this outfit. Khaki has been taking over fashion strong this year.

M&J Trimming - Oversized Sweater

An over sized knitted sweater can be your go-to jacket alternative this fall.

M&J Trimming - Denim

Perfection. Denim jackets are always great for those cool breezy nights.

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.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Bracelets

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?

For the Love of Zippers


Zippers has been taking over fashion for various purposes besides keeping things together. Here are some ways zippers are transforming fashion. Get inspired by these interesting ways zippers are being used to chic up your latest outfits.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Glove

So fierce !! We are loving this zipped up glove.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Dress

Bouchra Jarrar 2015 – Spring Collection. A beautiful night look with exposed zipper. FAB!


M&J Trimming - Alexander McQueen Zipper Biker Vest

Alexander McQueen Zipper Biker Vest 2014. The zippers literally give a whole new chic look to this.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Collar

The Zipper Collar…very interesting how they used zippers for a more layered affect on the jacket’s collar.

M&J Trimming - Zipper Skirt

We are loving everything about this outfit. From the color combo, to that beautiful pattern on the skirt, to the way they used the zipper to open and close the slit.

Let’s Wear White…Before and AFTER Labor Day


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.

M&J Trimming - We-Can-Rock-Crop-Top-Every-Day

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

M&J Trimming - We-Can-Mix-Match-Proportions

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.

M&J Trimming - Labor Day Inspiration

White + Denim = Perfection !

M&J Trimming - Labor Day Inspiration

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

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.

Cute Cover-Up Inspiration


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


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!