DIY: Patched Denim Jacket


If you saw our previous post, you would know that we love the new (old) 90s inspired embroidered patches trend. It’s such a DIY-able project, we just had to make our own patched jacket. From runway to street style, this trend is the perfect way to express yourself and we’ll show you how.


What you’ll need:

Patches of your liking


A Denim Jacket

An Iron

DSC_00781. Place the patches where want them on the jacket. Pin them to keep them in place.


2. Add more patches. Use them to tell a story.


3. Once you have them all in place, see if you like the overall effect.


4. Fix them to the jacket by ironing them on. Place a teflon sheet or a cotton cloth over the patch and apply heat till they’re secure.



Embroidered Patch Trend Inspiration


Fashion moves forward by looking back. This time, the reminiscence of brands like Phillip Lim, Gucci, Alice and Olivia, Valentino and Marc Jacobs, brings us ultra cool, delightfully unique, patched outfits. Retrofitting everything from jackets to playsuits with patches that are cheeky, rebellious or just plain adorable (think unicorns) unearthed this easy DIY-able trend of the 90s, much to our delight. We dare you to resist the urge to make your own patched jackets or jeans after looking at these fine examples of ‘patching’:

A round up of our favorite designer patched outfits from the runway.

Street Patches Inspiration Board

Don’t you absolutely love these inspired street style looks?


DIY: Pretty Patch-Embellished Denim Overalls

Earth Day is right around the corner, which means we’re looking for little ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and reuse what we have to make something completely new! Kids grow out clothes quickly, but that doesn’t mean the clothing needs to fall into the waste bin. This small update will make that too-tiny piece into an item younger siblings will want to wear instead of a dreaded hand-me-down.


What You’ll Need:

Flower Love Applique
Flower Peace Applique
Rainbow Peace Flag
Rainbow Heart Applique
Love Heart Applique
Sobo Craft Glue
Denim Overalls, Jacket, or Jeans

DSC_00551. Play with the arrangement of patches until you land on a layout you love.

DSC_00542. Either use glue or iron patches on to affix them to your garment.
DSC_00583. Continue this process until all of the patches are attached, and then let dry 24 hours before wearing.


Have you ever up-cycled a piece of clothing or accessory? Let us know below, and share any projects you’ve made in honor of Earth Day!

Ankle Boot Inspiration


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


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.

The Many Ways to Wear a Scarf


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!


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


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


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?


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!

M&J Trimming - Laura Prepon

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

M&J Trimming - Emma Roberts

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.