Spring 2015 Trend Forecast

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This Spring New York Fashion Week has been a complete whirlwind, and we’re definitely a little sad that it’s come to a close. But fret not! We’ve scoured the runways for trends that we can’t wait to see this coming spring so you can start your seasonal shopping list early!
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Keep it Cropped – Cropped pants and tops have been big for a few seasons now, and they’re not going anywhere! Next year you can look forward to more subtle midriff and ankle action. 1D274906734643-today-fashion-fave-140908-gordon.blocks_desktop_mediumMenswear – Let’s hear it for the boys this coming spring with menswear-inspired looks.

soft-obi-belts-nyfw-suno-6-h724Washed-Out Pastels – Pretty pastels will get a grungy makeover. Expect to see muted pinks, tans and baby blues on the sidewalks this spring.

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Picnic Party – Fed up with flannel and plaid? Try gingham on for size! This friendly pattern has been all over the runways, and provides a cheerful contrast to the darker plaid we’re bound to see this fall and winter.

Fringe Bag DIY

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Love fringe? Love studs? This spring time bag update is perfect for you!
Rather than buying a new bag revamp one that you already have with some of our favorite trims!DSC_0128SUPPLIES

8” Imported Ultra Suede Fringe- Beige

4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud in Gold

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Needle

Thread

Iron

Scrap piece of fabric

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Place your 4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud in Gold on your 8” Imported Ultra Suede Fringe- Beige
DSC_0135Make sure each of your 4MM HF Octagon Rhinestone Studs are centered on each piece of fringe.
Once the stud is properly placed, cover the fringe with a piece of scrap paper.
Iron the scrap piece of fabric for 15 seconds. This will allow your studs to properly stick.

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Once you have added all of your studs onto your fringe you’re ready to attach your fringe to your bag. Starting from the inside, begin sewing the fringe into place.

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Now you’re ready to show off your new and improved bag!

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DIY Lace Camisole

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 By Roseann

Spring is in the air and girly frocks will define the season.  Lace trimmed camisoles were seen marching down the runways of Dior, Nina Ricci, Barbara Bui, and Antonio Berardi.    This is a great trend for a DIY project, and since I am such a fan of upcycling things from the closet or an inexpensive thrift store find, I would like to show you how you can turn a simple camisole into a great top that fits right in with springs hottest trend.

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The Perfect Spring Accent

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By: Goldie

It is finally March and I am very excited.  The thought of shedding the many layers worn to keep warm through yet another rough New York winter has got me doing cartwheels.  But, we can’t pack up the sweaters and plush fabrics just yet, the cooler days still linger.  However, there is no reason why we can’t add some spring like accents to help get us in the spirit of the up coming season.  Flowers symbolize spring better than any I can think of and M&J has got a large assortment of flower pins.  A flower pin makes the perfect spring time accessory and is quite versatile. 

 It can be added to a velvet bag or scarf so they can easily be carried over from winter to spring, and of course it looks great on your spring apparel too.