October 09, 2014

The Look / Thigh High Slits

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Oh Angelina, you really started something at the Oscars back in 2012 with that super risqué high slit that everyone couldn't stop talking about. It took some time but social acceptance is here and it's a trend that is about to go as rampant as crop tops! I don't know about you but I'm pumped to rock this trend, in several styled ways of course. Plus, mom always told me I had great legs so why not show them off - or I guess one of the two! This also takes me to another bonus of the look: with the length you get more coverage and with more coverage means more warmth for fall which sounds better than a mini to me. I don't know about you but I become a complete wimp in the colder months. I'll take whatever coverage I can get so count me in! This piece just like many other skirts has the versatile to be styled the way you wish. Don't get caught up thinking this is only a piece for formal occasions because it's not. Get cozy this season and throw a chunky knit up top to create a mashup of glam vs casual! 
Share with me your thoughts: is this trend to0 sexy for your style or are you looking forward to wearing the thigh high slit as much as I am...if you haven't already.

ALSO: if you haven't already done so, enter to win a Shop for Jayu Necklace by completing one or more steps listed below. Time is almost up! Contest closes Thursday October 9th at 11:59pm ET. YES TODAY!
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fall trends, 2014 fashion trends, fall fashion, shop for jayu necklace, brave leather belt, rebecca minkoff heels
fall trends, 2014 fashion trends, fall fashion, shop for jayu necklace, brave leather belt, rebecca minkoff heels
fall trends, 2014 fashion trends, fall fashion, shop for jayu necklace, brave leather belt, rebecca minkoff heels
fall trends, 2014 fashion trends, fall fashion, shop for jayu necklace, brave leather belt, rebecca
Skirt: Sis Sis from TNT / Necklace: Shop for Jayu / Belt: Brave Leather / Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff

Photographer / Tania Martinez


 

October 03, 2014

Three Way Tie / Shop for Jayu Giveaway

Photographer: Artiese

It's time for another Trend Struck giveaway!! In the summer you may recall I did a post on Shop for Jayu where I modelled with two other bloggers for their fall collection lookbook. Well, today I'm giving away my personal favourite from this seasons collection, the Florence necklace. When I was first shown the new collection I was immediately drawn to this piece. I knew I needed to have it, I knew I needed to be the one wearing it for the lookbook and I knew it needed to be the piece for my giveaway. Aside from my love for wearing silver that came back with a vengeance last spring, I also loved this pieces versatility. You should be familiar with my Three Way Tie segments by now that usually focus on a clothing piece, so this time I switched it up a bit by featuring the necklace I'm giving away and how you can wear it three completely different ways. 

ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY: To do a quick entry just follow one or more of the steps at the end of this post. HOWEVER I want to challenge you! For an additional 5 entries I want you to share with me how YOU would style this piece in the comment section below if you won it. If you want it REALY BAD you can get an additional 10 entries by showing me! If you already own a Shop for Jayu piece take a selfie showing how you are wearing your piece 3 ways again using #3WayJayuChallenge. You have one week to enter so get to it and enjoy my looks!

LOOK 1: The main statement
Big pieces like this already speak volumes on it's own but I thought I would style it with a trend I have been seeing all over the red carpets lately: bare chesting it with just a blazer. Risqué I know but the necklace grabs most of the attention anyway. Dare to go bare?
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shop for jayu necklace, silver necklace, open chest blazer, metallic clutch, All Saints leather pants
shop for jayu necklace, silver necklace, open chest blazer, metallic clutch, All Saints leather pants, pink bow Valentino's
Blazer: BCBG / Pants: All Saints / Necklace&Clutch: Shop for Jayu / Shoes: Valentino

LOOK 2: Layer it up
Heavily layering necklaces is a trend that is still going strong and this necklace is a perfect foundation to build upon. Layering is great when you feel like wearing a more basic outfit like wearing all one colour like I did too. Going bold with necklace layers is a simple way to add some punch. Play with different lengths, different metals, different styles until you've achieved a nice balance. 
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shop for jayu necklace, silver necklace, necklace layering, black perforated leather shorts, rag & bone shorts
shop for jayu necklace, silver necklace, necklace layering, black perforated leather shorts, rag & bone shorts, studded booties
Tank: Wilfred from Aritzia / Shorts: Rag & Bone / Necklaces: Shop for Jayu / Boots: BCBG

LOOK 3: Foot accessories
Hands down my favourite! I have been seeing foot jewelry pop up everywhere lately and I have been Trend Struck by it. When I saw this necklace I knew it would be just as natural to wear in on my foot as it was around my neck. With summer at it's end this wouldn't be the most ideal way to where it at the moment but who else is planning trips down south to break up this terrible winter that's on its way? Grab a second and accessorize in this unexpected way while you hit the beach, but don't forget my invite!
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shop for jayu necklace, silver necklace, foot jewelry
shop for jayu necklace, silver necklace, foot jewelry, free people off the shoulder shirt
Top: Free People / Skirt: Bedo / Foot jewelry: Shop for Jayu

Photographer / Tania Martinez


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September 29, 2014

Fashion Challenge / Titika Active Wear

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Hi my lovely readers! Today I'm going to introduce you to a super cool Canadian activewear line as well as show you the results of a fun little style challenge I took part in with the brand. Titika Active Wear launched in Toronto back in 2009 and with sportswear trending more than ever it's not a surprise to see these guys on the rise. Titika's functional yet fashion-forward designs made me fall for the line very easy. They offer a fresh perspective by gaining inspiration from the runways and leading trends then creating designs with the best quality fabrics. With our inspiration sources in common and Titika claiming their pieces are versatile for the on-the-go lifestyle I've put Titika to the Trend Struck Style Challenge test. Check out below how I've styled 5 of their pieces for occasions outside of the gym and let me know what your favourite look is in the comment section below!

LOOK 1 featuring the Titika Heart Pants
I'm kicking off my first look with my absolute favourite Titika piece, the Heart pants. There is no denying the mesh cut-outs are super rad and aside from their edgy look they are extremely comfortable with a barely there feeling. Pairing these leggings up with my new modernized take on the windbreaker I would run my errands in this look any day!
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titika, active wear, wind breaker, zara wind breaker, titika heart pant, nike runners 
Top: Zara / Pants: Titika / Runners: Nike

LOOK 2 featuring the Matrix Bra
Is anyone else obsessed with how bras, including sports bras, are seriously upping their style game? Luckily with trends like crop tops and exposed bra lines these itty bitty pieces are more fun to play up in your look than ever. Here I'm wearing the Matrix bra with cool criss cross detailing that made it an obvious choice for me to pair it with a high waisted skirt and a pair of pumps to make this going out approved!
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titika, matrix bra, sports bra
titika, matrix bra, sports bra
Sports bra: Titika / Top: Aritzia / Skirt: American Apparel / Shoes: Sigerson Morrison

LOOK 3 featuring the Minka Pants
Having the perfect lounging pant is essential. In the summer sweats can be too hot and that's why I was so nicely surprised by the light weight of these Minka pants. With the elastic cuffs they were perfect to pair with my favourite kicks, my Nike Dunk Sky Hi's, and a casual tank. This look is perfect for those casual nights around the house or relaxing weekend getaways at the cottage.
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titika, active wear, mink pants, good vibes tank, nike dunk sky hi
titika, active wear, mink pants, good vibes tank, nike dunk sky hi
Tank: Zara / Pants: Titika / Runners: Nike

LOOK 4 featuring the Olivia tank
I can't get enough of Titika's fun mesh detailing. It's so current and pushes the fashion envelope with their pieces. Aside from these sexy little details is the tanks shape. It has a flare to the bottom almost mimicking the still popular peplum trend. This look I completed with a pair of tailored trousers, a blazer and my favourite booties that could literally take this look from work to after work drinks then transition to the gym by easily switching up the bottoms (if you were feeling that ambitious all in one evening that is).
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Titika, active wear, olivia tank, mesh cut-outs
Titika, active wear, olivia tank, mesh cut-outs
 Tank: Titika / Blazer: BCBG / Pants: Aritzia / Shoes: Sam Edelman

LOOK 5 featuring the Geebee Sweater
Last but not least we have a cozy sweater. We all should have that one go-to that we can reach for to add a layer while taking an evening stroll. The Geebee sweater caught my eye because I knew it would quickly become that go-to for me. I love it's extended length, the thumbholes, the high neck and Titika's logo for the pockets is a pretty adorable detail too. Pairing this with jeans and my converse it's such a quick and easy look that's comfortable for a road trip or flight.
 Sweater: Titika / Jeans: Zara / Shoes: Converse

Photographer / Tania Martinez