Adding stripes to your home decor can be conservative, preppy or even punk. In fashion stripes are very safe but in home decor they can be very daring. Rather than taking the plunge on your walls start small. Incorporating one or two striped pieces will add polish and sophistication to your home. For a deeper impact, incorporate stripes in more than one place. Here at M&J we have many striped trims. Check out our great assortment for inspiration.
Many runway shows are very intimidating. There’s a fierce model walking down with a well calculated soundtrack matching each step. We often overlook the details of each piece. While examining some of the recent runway looks, we came across M&J-like trims that resemble the most coveted pieces.
Flowers come in many shapes and sizes. Even though everyone has a flower preference, most would agree on their beauty. When creating an arrangement you are greeted with something unexpected; a sophisticated rose may look great next to a playful sunflower or an adorable daffodil. Likewise these odd pairings work well in fashion. Often taking a risk and combining two unique prints will create something better than you had anticipated. The following floral editorials prove that floral prints are no longer restricted to feminine detailing.
Naomi Watts wore a Gunmetal Armani Privé gown alongside her husband Liev Schreiber. Although the couple looked great, it’s hard to take your eyes off of Ms. Watts in that dress. Halle Berry’s Atelier Versace gown was on trend for spring with the striped detailing. Nicole Kidman’s L’Wren Scott mermaid gown had intricate detailing throughout the bodice. Stacey Keibler wore a Naeem Khan sequined dress paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Jennifer Hudson’s Roberto Cavalli gown flattered the star’s new figure.
Vogue Japan’s Ready to Party editorial from their January 2013 issue definitely inspired us for our New Year’s outfits. Although we are well into 2013, this editorial is going to be something we continuously go to for winter party ideas. Florals, ruffles, and sequins are timeless go-to pieces and are going to be big in 2013. It’s time to start raiding the M&J Trimming shelves in order to DIY some of these ourselves!
We loved creating yesterday’s DIY button card, and we’ve been busy brainstorming other DIYs that we can make with all the buttons in our store. We wanted to share the fun with you guys, so we’re offering 10% off all buttons at MJTrim.com! Simply use the code MJBUTTONS at checkout, and you’ll receive 10% off all buttons. The offer expires November 18th at 11:59 PM EST, so make sure you hurry! And if you’re in need of some inspiration, check out some ideas for DIY button projects below.
If you’ve ever been to M&J Trimming, you’ll know that we have walls and walls of buttons. Aside from simply sewing them on a blouse, we’re always trying to come up with new and creative ways to use our buttons. So we browsed over our favorite DIY blogs to find some inspiration, and we came up with quite a few ideas! See our inspiration below, and don’t forget to check out our selection of buttons!
DIY Button Monogram by American Crafts Studio/ Jen Jockisch
DIY Vintage Button Necklace by Born in ’82
DIY Button Bookmark by Goodknits
DIY Button Heart Card by K Werner Design Blog
DIY Button Earrings by Grosgrain Fabulous
Now that the holiday season is approaching, we’re sure you’ll be preparing to attend all of those seasonal events and parties. We’ve got the same thing on our mind, so we’ve been trying to brainstorm some simple DIY hostess gifts. We’re loving the idea of a burlap-wrapped candle, a vase wrapped in jute, or a lovely lace candle holder. See some of our gift inspiration below, and check out our Toast the Host picks to make your own DIY host gift!
DIY Burlap and Lace Candle by Factory Direct Craft
DIY Geode Bottle Stopper by Cupcakes and Cashmere
DIY Burlap Napkin Rings by Tatertots and Jello
DIY Lace Candle Holders by Style Me Pretty/Beth Helmstetter
DIY Wrapped Vase by Sheepy Me