Ankle Boot Inspiration

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A few posts back, we came up with a round-up of your must have essentials for the fall season. One fall essential we mentioned was to always keep a pair of booties in your closet. Well let’s elaborate of these little beauties. Booties are ankle boots with a heel of 2″-3″ high, usually, they can be higher. They are great to pair with jeans, dresses, and skirts, and they can easily turn a casual outfit into your ultimate party outfits. Here’s a round-up of different ways you can style up your favorite booties, whether you’re wearing them for work, taking a walk around the block, or just hanging out.

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This outfit is so fall season! Add a leather jacket to finish the look.

M&J Trimming - Grey Dress+Black Booties

Chic combination. You can also throw on knee-high socks for those colder days.

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This outfit is perfect to go to work, pick up the kids, go out for lunch.

M&J Trimming - Spike Booties

Very casual outfit. Looks so comfy. Check out her spikes on the back of her booties, so chic!

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Booties + Over Sized Sweater = Perfection for fall

 

 

 

How to Wear Knee High Socks

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Attention all sock lovers! We’ve rounded up one of our favorite styles of socks, and how to wear them with different styled outfits. Yes, we are talking about knee high socks! Is layering season, and what’s a layered outfit without something to layer your shoes with? Knee high socks are so great for this season. It always compliments your outfits, and it’s your shoe’s best friend. Here we have different ways on wearing knee high socks. For embellishments on knee high socks, add a lace trim, or ruffled trim around the top edge of the socks, or you can add buttons on the outer sides for detail.

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We love this outfit combination!

M&J Trimming - Rainy Days

Perfect for those rainy/snowy days.

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It’s all about the layers!

M&J Trimming - Knee High + Heels

This combination is just so adorable. The ideas are endless!

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Knee high socks works with all different styles of shoes.

DIY: Gothic Lace Choker

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This week’s DIY project is super fun, chic, and a little Gothic. Perfect timing for one of our favorite holidays, Halloween! If you’re looking for an accessory piece to complete your Halloween look, well then, you stumbled upon the right blog. This DIY project consists of a gothic choker made completely from lace. How cool is that!? We’ve also included crystal  because what’s a statement piece without the right bling? Hope you all enjoy making it as much as we did!
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What you will Need:

Lace

We Suggest:

13MM Crimp Bracelet Ends

Lobster Claw

4MM Jumprings

Rhinestone Button

Thread and Needle

18MMx25MM Pear Shape Sew-On Jewel

7x10MM Pear Shape Sew-On Jewel

Scissors

Mini E6000 Glue

Round Nose Pliers

Cutter Pliers

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DSC_01341. Measure the amount of lace you need using you neck as a guide. Cut off any extra.

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DSC_01372. Dab some glue to one end of the lace, and place the crimp bracelet end. Make sure to close it tight with a pair of pliers.

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DSC_01443. Take two jump rings and attach them to each other.

DSC_01474. Take those two jump rings and add them onto the bracelet end. This will give your choker some length if needed.

DSC_01515. Take another jump ring to add it onto the other end of the lace. You can stitch it on for extra security.

DSC_01526. Take the lobster claw and attach that to jump ring.

DSC_01537. Take the rest of your lace and count five (5) pointed scallops and cut.

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DSC_01558. Cut off the top portion of the lace. Do the same with four (4) pointed scallops and three (3). You would need two (2) pieces of the three (3) pointed scallop piece.

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DSC_01599. Take your two (2) pieces of three (3) pointed scallops and stitch them together back to back for it to look like this.

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DSC_016110. Take your four (4)  piece pointed scallop and stitch that onto your stitched three (3) piece pointed scallop.

DSC_016211. Take your five (5) piece pointed scallop and stitch that onto your completed bib. The result should look like this with all pieces stitched together. Dab some glue on loose ends.

DSC_016512. Take your completed bib and stitch that onto the lace.

DSC_016613. Cut off any frayed pieces.

DSC_016914. Lay out where you would like your sew-ons to hang.

DSC_017115. Stitch the sew-ons jewels onto lace in desired areas.
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DSC_017616. Stitch rhinestone button in the middle top portion of the choker.

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The Many Ways to Wear a Scarf

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It’s scarf season! With the heat drifting away, it’s time to keep warm with the windy days approaching. If you’re a lover of scarves, well, this post was especially made for you. But let’s face it, who doesn’t love scarves. It’s a great, and fashionable accessory. They are a great asset to your outfits, and of course, your warmth. So enjoy and explore the endless ways of wearing a scarf!

M&J Trimming - Scarf w. Belt

Bold, bright colors on neutral colors. What a great combo!

M&J Trimming - Hair Scarf

We love the final look to this! Such a great source of hair accessory.

M&J Trimming - The Shawl Wrap

Such an elegant touch. Use a snap for security.

M&J Trimming - Chiffon Style

This style goes great with chiffon or satin material scarves.

 

 

All Things…Leather!

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Who loves the fall as much as we do? Fall is such a fashionable season filled with layered outfits, over sized sweaters, leather jackets, and…let’s stop at leather jackets. Leather is such a world-renowned material that it has urbanized the fashion industry. You see practically anything made out of leather whether it’s real or faux. There’s leather jackets, boots, pants, handbags, hats, even accessories like bracelets and watch straps. The ideas are endless when it comes to leather. So gear-up everybody because we have gathered some unique styles with a dash of leather. This is all things leather!

M&J Trimming - Leather Pants

Chic up your style with some leather pants and/or boots. The drape affect goes great with this outfit!

M&J Trimming - Layered Outfit

The perfect layered effect with a dash of leather.

M&J Trimming - Leather Pencil Skirt

Keep it professional in this leather pencil skirt.

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Be bold and fierce in red leather.

M&J Trimming - Leather Jacket

This outfit is just perfect. We love the patent leather burgundy shoes for a pop of color.

Fedora Fashion

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Hats are an essential accessory, especially with the upcoming seasons. Fedoras really made its way back into fashion. It really does bring your whole outfit together, and it’s a great source of warmth for those windy nights. Stay warm, and fashionable this year, with this round-up of fedora fashion. We’ve gathered some beautiful fedoras, from bright colors, to floppy rims, to keeping it traditional. There is a fedora style for everyone!

M&J Trimming - Wide Rim Fedora

This wide rim fedora is great for those sunny fall days.

M&J Trimming - Straw-Like Fedora

Keep it traditional with a dash of urban fashion.

M&J Trimming - Neutral Fedora

Neutral colors are always great to have since they can be paired up with any color.

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Bright colors will have your outfits stand out more. We love this bright red fedora!

M&J Trimming - Flappy Rim Fedora

Floppy rimmed fedoras gives your outfit a very soft, and sweet look.

Fall Essentials

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Happy Fall Everyone! Yesterday was the first day of fall. Is your closet equipped with the season’s essentials? Fear not, here’s a checklist of all your fall must have’s. We’ve collected some beautiful pieces for the season. These essentials will for sure help you get through the fall in a very fashionable way. Stay cozy, warm, and stylish this year with this round-up of must have items. 
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Fall is the season for plaid and over sized scarves. 

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Booties

Don’t forget to keep a pair of booties in your closet. A must have essential that can be paired up with just about any style. 

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Fedora

Fedoras are a great way to complete an outfit, especially on those windy days. The twist rope gives this hat a very stylish touch. 

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Knitted Sweater

Can we just admire this whole entire outfit for a quick second? But seriously, what is fall without a knitted sweater?

M&J Trimming - Fall Essentials - Over the Knee Boots

A definite must have for fall are knee-high boots. They can easily turn your summer outfits into fall outfits. 

2015 Emmy’s: What did the Stars Wear?

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Did anyone catch the 2015 Emmy’s? If not, fear not, here’s a post to re-cap what the talented stars wore on the Emmy’s night. These stars really make an impression on the big screen, but they sure can turn heads on the red carpet. These amazing actresses looked sizzling hot on the night to award the talented stars. Here are some of our favorite dresses that were actually designed by some of our favorite designers.
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Taraji P. Henson wore a beautiful dress by Alexander Wang. Loving the chain straps!

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Laura Prepon wore a gorgeous mermaid style dress by Christian Siriano. The embroidered cover up goes beautifully with the dress.

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Emma Roberts looked flawless in her dress by Jenny Packham.

M&J Trimming - Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington made heads turn in this sequined out dress by Marc Jacobs.

M&J Trimming - Claire Danes

Claire Danes was all chained up in this chic dress by Prada.

No Such Thing As too Many Bags

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“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Well than here’s another best friend to add to your list, your clutch! What’s an outfit without the perfect accessories. This fall, start bringing does clutches out because we’ve rounded up some pretty amazing clutches that are so in this 2015 fall season. From bold straps, to vibrant patterned fabric covered clutches, these little beauties will have you saying…”There’s no such thing as too many bags.” You will want them all!

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Lanvin Fall 2015 Collection. Loving the bold strap for extra security to hold on to this beauty. Don’t ever let it go!

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Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Bold and vibrant fabric clutches is a must this fall season.

M&J Trimming - Marc Marc Jacobs Fall 2015

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 Collection. This bag is so chic; the studs and size of the bag gives it an extra bold look.

M&J Trimming - Vivienne Westwood Fall 2015

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2015 Collection. The reason you will fall in love with straps for your clutches this fall. Keep those hands warm while looking fab!

M&J Trimming - Miu Miu Fall 2015

Miu Miu Fall 2015 Collection. Make your clutch a statement piece with a bold and vibrant strap. The large chain compliments the clutch just right.

NYC Fashion Week 2015 Re-cap

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What a bummer. Fashion week has officially ended. But, WOW! What incredible different styles we have seen. These designers sure put their heart, soul, and creativity on making these amazing pieces. We’re pretty sure everyone has a few designers on their list that you just cannot seem to resist their style. Well, so do we, and we admire a sense of fashion. This year’s fashion week blew us away with the all the different styles that was presented. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites, from casual, to street style, to let’s go out and party! This NYC Fashion Week 2015 was one to remember. Who were some of your favorite designers?

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Monique Ihuillier SS16. Monique Ihuillier’s fashion line was perfect in every way. She had so many vibrant colors, but this piece really caught our attention.

M&J Trimming - Alice+Olivia SS16

Alice + Olivia SS16. We just fell deeper in love with sequins. Who’s ready to party in this glamorous piece?

M&J Trimming - Rachel Zoe SS16

Rachel Zoe SS16. Crochet + fringe = Bohemian heaven!

M&J Trimming - Tommy Hilfiger SS16

Tommy Hilfiger SS16. Tommy Hilfiger never disappoints. Everything is perfect from the floral pants, to the crochet top, right down to the patches on her jacket.
M&J Trimming - Noon By Noor SS16

Noon by Noor SS16. The sleeves on this varsity jacket are just beautiful ! Great choice of fabric pattern.

M&J Trimming - Denise Basso SS16

Dennis Basso SS16. WOW! Everything about this gown is just perfect.