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December 31, 2015

NYE Style

Kendall Kylie Ever New bodysuit, Le Chateau Shootie, Wilfred Free Bela Skirt, New Years Eve Party Look
Take it in while you can because my girlier side only appears for special events. Obviously New Years Eve is the big one so I reeeeeally pulled out the stops from head to toe. To kick this look off I'm wearing a body suit from the Kendall + Kylie Ever New collaboration. This pieces design combines fashion and class with it's sheer insets and high neck details, totally complementing my style. Moving down is my velvet pencil skirt in a really pretty lilac. Choosing a lighter colour under my Beautiful Strangers overlay really made the cut outs pop. This piece was one of those love at first site things while online shopping over on Nasty Gal recently. I can't wait to share what other ways I can rock it. Down to my toes I've got a pair of Le Chateau pumps that are so on point with this outfit. These shoes are part of their Luxe collection meaning extra comfortable to help make you last on your feet this NYE. Sometimes combining too many lines and details can get distracting but when done right it can be a really beautiful thing. I hope you enjoyed this softer side of me lol. I want to wish everyone a super fun and fantastic New Years Eve and I can't wait to chat with you all next year beginning with 2016 goals xo
Kendall Kylie Ever New bodysuit, Le Chateau Shootie, Wilfred Free Bela Skirt, New Years Eve Party Look
Kendall Kylie Ever New bodysuit, Le Chateau Shootie, Wilfred Free Bela Skirt, New Years Eve Party Look
Kendall Kylie Ever New bodysuit, Le Chateau Shootie, Wilfred Free Bela Skirt, New Years Eve Party Look
Kendall Kylie Ever New bodysuit, Le Chateau Shootie, Wilfred Free Bela Skirt, New Years Eve Party Look
Kendall Kylie Ever New bodysuit, Le Chateau Shootie, Wilfred Free Bela Skirt, New Years Eve Party Look
Kendall Kylie Ever New bodysuit, Le Chateau Shootie, Wilfred Free Bela Skirt, New Years Eve Party Look

Photographer / Tania Martinez
 

December 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Foxy

Happy Birthday you handsome ball of fluff!
Today marks my dog, Foxy's, 7th birthday and he doesn't look a day over 1. I think it's safe to say he gets those genes from his mother. I met this little guy when he was only 2 months old and brought him home once he hit about 4 months. He has gone through so many moves, break ups and travels and at the end of it all we still have each other. He perhaps is a big part of why I'm totally cool with being single. I mean really at the end of the day no one loves you more than your pup. That loyalty is like none other and there is no way a human mans face is as cute as this one to wake up to. Hashtag FACT. My house is simply not a home without this guy in it. He is my everything. I mean can't you tell given the fact he's just been given real-estate over here on Trend Struck? Since it's his birthday I'll shed some of this light on him. He is indeed pretty good at posing (I think he's been observing me and taking notes). Today Foxy is modelling a Brave Leather dog collar in robin's egg blue. Light blue is so his colour. Dog collars are new to Brave this year and I just love the personalized touch you can add to them. Made out of the same fantastic leather as the rest of their goods you see me rock yet still nice and sturdy. Once you have chosen your dog collar colour you can add up to 6 letters to get your dog branded. With all that fluff it's good the letters are nice and big to stand out. Doesn't he just look the cutest? Sorry I'm missing the party this year Fox but I promise to celebrate once I'm home xo
Love, mom
Dog Collar: Brave Leather

Photographer / Tania Martinez
 

December 26, 2015

Faux Fur Layering

Wilfred Campanule Dress, Aritzia Sweater Dress
I've always been drawn to faux fur or feathered vests but finding the perfect length for my liking has always been the struggle. Just when I thought I was done with them this season, Aritzia released the Romilly Vest by Talula. Not only is the colouring of the fur striking but finally, FINALLY it has the length I've been hunting for and I where this fluff everywhere. Seriously though I can't get enough of it because it can be layered with just about anything. I won't go back to professing my addiction to sweater dresses since you've already had to listen to it but just to throw it out there it really does look fantastic over one. Close in placing comes leather. It's not just a pair of leather pants that can spice this vest up but layering it over my leather jacket for some added warmth without sacrificing style is a dreamy combo. In conclusion a faux fur vest is my favourite layering piece this season.Wilfred Campanule Dress, Aritzia Sweater Dress
Wilfred Campanule Dress, Aritzia Sweater Dress
Wilfred Campanule Dress, Aritzia Sweater Dress
Wilfred Campanule Dress, Aritzia Sweater Dress
Wilfred Campanule Dress, Aritzia Sweater Dress
Dress + Vest: Aritzia | Sunnies: Michael Kors

Photographer / Tania Martinez
 

December 22, 2015

Bench Daysplash Jacket

Rubber Converse
Thank you Bench and Converse! One day I got a surprise in the mail and inside a big black box was this jacket by Bench called daysplash, one of their top sellers. For starters I'm a fan of green so they nailed that one and at first I thought to myself 'when is the last time you have worn a puffer style jacket'? When we were younger they were cool, but then they weren't and once I tried this one on they became cool again...to me. Like everything else style evolves and this puffer was enhanced with several cool factors to fit in today. Left behind is the bulk, so no marshmallow look. Added is a bomber jacket feel with it's neckline. And the bonus? It's water repellent. Weather has been mild so layered with a hoodie I've been grabbing this jacket to wear on the daily. But do you know what else is water repellent? My super sick rubber boots from Converse. This is is pretty much a match made in heaven folks. The boots are also insulated keeping my piglets warm so I'll definitely be wearing them throughout the winter to trench though the snow if it ever decides to come. Plus they will be a lot easier to clean than any other pair of boots who dare to see winter. Just as a side note, if you like this jacket it's mega discounted on the website so you might want to check that out. After all you do deserve to gift yourself after all the gifting you've done for everyone else!
Rubber Converse
Bench Daysplash Jacket
Rubber Converse
Rubber Converse, Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, Biko necklace
Rubber converse
Jacket: Bench | Sweater: One Teaspoon | Leggings: Jacob | Boots: Converse | Necklace: Biko

Photographer / Tania Martinez
 



Shu Uemura Holiday Giftaway

GIVEAWAY
It's the holidays (well I'm at least officially on my holidays) so I thought why not squeeze in one more giveaway for my loyal readers. This gift set is AMAZING! It features 5 Shu Uemura products that TRUST you will want to get your hands on! Recently I did a post on some Shu products I was sent that I really ended up loving so I am confident you AND your hair will love what each of these products can do and help with during your hair routine. So here is what you get:
1) Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo - I have used their essence absolue so I can only imagine how soft and light your hair is going to feel after massaging this stuff through your scalp. It's also paraben and silicone-free that your body will love you for.
2) Shu Uemura Wonder Worker - This is a product that I use every time I step out of the shower with freshly washed hair. Two spritz and it makes brushing out my hair so much more manageable. It also adds moisture and leaves your hair protected, something that is important since more heat is usually put on our hair this time of year.
3) Shu Uemura Straight Forward - I have not tried this but it sounds like a must have, so much I need to get my hands on it. So this stuff you want to use before you blow dry to cut your dry time in half. So those of you with thick hair, long hair, a lot of hair this is your best friend. I used to time myself blow drying my hair in high school to rub it in my girlfriends face that it took me a total of 1.5 minutes when she was looking at 10. So kind of me right? But the point here is that I understand! LOL. OK so this is why I want this stuff in my life. It also acts just like a primer for our face does. For those of you who use primer YOU KNOW the difference of how easily your tinted moisturizer or foundation glides on your face if you've prepped your skin with primer. It's night and day really. So Shu Uemura's Straight Forward is doing the same thing to you hair. It's making those heating tools glide over your locks more effortlessly. I curl my hair with my straightener and I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW what I'm talking about when you try 'gliding' and all of a sudden you get stuck tugging half way through forcing it the rest of the way to your ends. Well say good bye to that with a little spritz of this.
4) Shu Uemura Touch of Gloss - This sounds pretty cool too. Obviously as the name implies it adds gloss/shine to your hair promising no stickiness but also pointing out that it enhances the style and angles of your haircut.
5) Shu Uemura Volume Maker - I haven't tried this but I do use a similar product achieving the same results and I do use it a lot when I'm styling so it's a great product to have on hand. It may sound funny that a powder can create volume but let me tell you it sure can! Section your hair up in three parts, shake this powder into the root area of all three sections, tap it in then give it a bit of a massage  and you will get so much volume at first you will have to probably do some taming. My hair is quite flat and I think it looks funny with my head shape so having some volume especially around my face is important and this will help you get exactly that if you feel the same way!

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