2 ways to style a button down tie-front shirt featuring Postie

Hola,

Tie-front shirts are the perfect style for spring and summers. Tying up tops and shirts have been in fashion for ages now and thanks to this trend, a lot of brands now makes shirts and tops that have built-in ties just for the purpose of giving you that tie-front look.Tie-front shirts gives you the illusion of a smaller waist (who doesn’t like that!!)and more of an hourglass figure.

Wondering how to style them? Here are 2 flattering ways to style a tie-front shirt. I picked up this tie-front shirt from Postie for just $25 from their new collection. It is not only affordable but is also of great quality and is made of 100% cotton which is perfect for the coming Spring and Summer.

The Classic Look:

Since wide legged pants are back in fashion, I wanted to pair this shirt with my trusty pair of these black wide-legged trousers that I own since my teenage years(yes, I still fit into them.LOL). I love this look for the classic black and white combination with the extra bit of the tie up detailing of the shirt. Since this shirt from Postie has tiny embroidered detailing on it, the outfit doesn’t look plain and boring. I styled this outfit with a pair of heels from Cotton On as I always feel wide legged pants look great with heels or wedges.I’ve made a half up pony and kept the accessories pretty minimal and went with these silver earrings that I got from India recently to keep the entire look more classic yet super chic.

 

 

The Flirty Look:

For that perfect brunch look, you can go for a fitted pencil skirt along with a button down tie-front shirt. I’ve paired my floral pencil skirt from Portmans that I’d got from The Recycle Boutique a few months back along with my Postie shirt. To accessorise a bit and give it that flirty look, I wore this dainty necklace from Tiffanys and opened a few top buttons. By doing this, it gives an illusion of a longer torso and makes you look leaner. Since I’m pretty short, a more exposed neckline always makes me look leaner and taller.

I would totally recommend a tie-front button-down shirt in your wardrobe essentials. It is so versatile and can be styled in a so many other ways. You can also pair a plain tie-front shirt with a summer dress or with a flared skirt or just the classic way of wearing it with a pair of denims.

If you don’t know where to get your tie-front shirt from, checkout Postie’s new collection. They have so many different kinds of tie-fronts- from shirts to T-shirts to even tops and all at a remarkably affordable price.

Are you thinking of giving this style a try this summer? Let me know what you think of it.

 

Till then stay awesome

 

This is not a sponsored post. I was given a voucher by the brand to shop from their store but this post is in no way biased towards the brand. All my views are absolutely honest and impartial.
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All about the Postie SS18 Collection

Hi everyone,

 

A few weeks back I was invited for the official preview of the SS18 collection from Postie which is now available both in stores and on their website. I was so pleasantly surprised by the beautiful collection of clothes they had for not just grown ups but also for the little babies and kids at such affordable prices.

Postie SS18 Collection
Postie SS18 Collection- Some of my favourites for this summer

Their SS18 collection is inspired by the chic summer adventures and carefree fashion and is perfect for those who love to keep it stylish without a hole in their pocket. There is something for everyone- from those who love bright mustards and reds to those who like to keep it neutral yet chic.

Talking about the women’s wear, the collection has a lot of fresh prints from florals to forest prints. They’ve also included some really pretty linen-blend pieces and my favourite were the linen striped dresses which were just for $39 which is a steal for a good quality comfy dress which would be the perfect addition to my summer wardrobe. The collection also includes front-tie cotton shirts which would go so well with beach shorts, denims from just $15. I loved it so much that I picked up a piece for myself the very next week after the event!!

Postie SS18 Collection-Wide array of bright outfits
Postie SS18 Collection- Something for basic lovers
Postie SS18 Collection- Definitely getting this
Postie SS18 Collection
Postie SS18 Collection

The fact that Postie not only caters to fashion for grown ups but also for new borns, little girls & boys and big girls & boys. I think more than the women’s wear, I was so excited to see the kid’s collection. There is a huge variety of essential pieces for those who are looking for fashionable pieces for their little bubs starting just at $5. Isn’t that awesome!!! Not just that, there were a lot of boho pieces for your kids now and trust me, now all I want is a little girl to dress her up in all these must-have cute outfits. Haha!!

Postie SS18 Collection- Perfect for little ones for Christmas
Postie SS18 Collection

Now don’t think that Postie has forgotten the little boys, as their new season has a strong essence of the New York street-style and has a lot of khakis, camos, blues and reds. Their jogger range is the cutest for little boys to big boys with some really cool graphic tees too.

Apart from these, the brand also has an array of pieces in their Disney range and it was a big hit among everyone at the event and I would totally recommend them to anyone who’s looking to dress up their kids in some cute yet affordable and good quality clothes.

Postie SS18 Collection- Mister Gelato at the event
Our very thoughtful present from the lovely guys from Undertow media

Overall I’m glad I could experience the new collection first hand and in fact so impressed by the price and the variety that Postie has for the entire family. I’m so excited to style some of the pieces that I picked up at the store recently. They are super affordable yet stylish and I’m all about that great bargain!

If you have shopped at Postie, do comment below and let me know what you love the most about the brand. Hope this post has made you all excited for your next shopping trip to Postie 😉

 

Till then stay awesome!!

 

 

What to wear to work when it’s cold AF| Part 1 ft. Reliance Footprints

Happy Sunday!

Deciding what to wear to work is itself a hard job, but when it comes to winter it gets all the more difficult. All most of us think about is to keep ourselves warm and reach out to the same sweater and warm pants.

Winters are associated with colours like blacks, greys and blues, but why would you want to just stick to these boring colours. The cold weather can be quite depressing in itself, especially in a city like Auckland where we have literally 6-8 months of just cold and wet days. I like to add some colour to my outfits and since half my life is now in office, I like to carry colour with me to work. Adding bold colours with your blacks and greys can be quite fun and you can easily sail through the horrible cold days.

In part 1 of this series, I’ll show you an outfit that can be carried from work to a brunch with your mates to even a casual meeting.

 

I’ve paired a pleated skirt with a bright orange high-neck sweater and to beat the wind, I’ve added a trench jacket/coat which I recently found during my op-shop visit. To give it an office look, I’ve added these black pair of pumps from Catwalk that my lovely friend picked from Reliance Footprints in Bangalore (Dola, you are amazing!). Together this makes a wonderful outfit for days when the sky is grey and all you want to do is curl up in your bed. The colours are definitely going to pick up your mood and make everyone around you as well happy and cheerful 🙂

Go for darker lip colours like plums and browns. Here I’ve used ‘Fragile Things’ from colourpop on my lips and the rest of the products are all from the ‘Flights of Fancy’ collection from Wet n Wild. I’ve recently posted a complete first impressions review on the collection and you can read about it here.

Outfit Details

Skirt: Koovs

Orange sweater: Myntra (borrowed from the lovely flatmate)

Trench Coat: Op-shopped

Black Pumps: Catwalk from Reliance Footwear

 

Don’t let your wardrobe suffer due to the weather- get experimental and play with colours to turn your boring winters to an enjoyable one.

The next outfit post would be for those who like to play it safe and have a bit more stricter corporate dress codes at work. Stay tuned for it! Are you someone who loves a colourful outfit during the colder months? Let me know all about it in the comments section below.

 

Till then stay awesome 🙂

 

My Halloween Look- Desi Rani (Inspired by Shweta VJ)

Hola,

Happy Halloween to everybody! 2014 was the first ever time I celebrated Halloween and dressed up for it and ever since then, I’ve always enjoyed the idea of dressing up. For me Halloween is not just about looking scary, its about creating your own version of your favourite characters.

A few days ago I came across a Pop Art Halloween look created by the YouTuber Shweta VJ. It was not only different and unique but also super easy to create and today I decided to recreate the same look with whatever minimum makeup I had in my kit. I’m not sure if Shweta will ever come across my blog, but I hope I make her proud 😀

So here’s my two versions of Desi Rani-The Pop Art Version!!!!

 

 

Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look
Halloween 2017 Look

I’ve tried to play around with yellow lighting here just to give a better pixelated effect. Definitely not the perfect recreation, but I think for an amateur like me, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I wish I had more Indian jewellery to accessorise though. Here’s a picture in white light with no editing

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Halloween 2017 Look- Products used

I hope you liked this Halloween look and would recreate it. You can checkout Shweta’s YouTube video HERE, to see the original version of this look.

 

Till then stay awesome 🙂

Be Comfortable, Be Stylish- P N Rao’s New Launch in the Market

Hello lovely people,

I know its been ages since I posted anything here and if you follow me on Instagram, you would know the reasons for my absence. I’m not going to get into that now, as I’m here to talk about something that is definitely going to interest a lot of the men readers here. Recently, we were invited to the launch of PN Rao’s launch of their ‘Stretch Fabric’ collection for suits that are specially catered towards the urban men.

About the brand:

PN Rao is an epitome of a classy man’s fashion standards without ever compromising on the ethics and culture set up by Shri P N Rao, who built the brand by encouraging the budding tailors to develop their skills according to the growing demands of the customers. The brand is synonymous for bespoke suits with a rich and successful history of 95 years without ever disappointing the customer’s needs. P N Rao has always answered the need of the fashion industry with introducing the best men’s fashion and setting standards for their competitors.

Now let’s talk a bit about ‘Stretch Fabric’- This is a new entry in the fashion world and would be taking over the consumer world soon. Since, more consumers are looking for sleek, slimmer and snug-fit looks, the stretch fabric is definitely going to cater to such needs.

At the event, Mr. Naveen Pishe and Mr. Ketan Pishe who are partners at PN Rao gave us an insight about how the fabric is different from their counterparts. According to them, the stretch fabric caters to those men who prefer to be suited up for most occasions, be it a corporate meeting, a casual day at work or even various social gatherings and functions like weddings. I’ve come across many men, who love to wear suits on a regular basis, but find them too uncomfortable to sit or eat in. This stretch fabric is well-tailored to put any man at ease with an amazing feel and finish.

The PN Rao partners talking about the Stretch Fabric
The PN Rao partners talking about the Stretch Fabric

Here are some pictures from the event where the PN Rao partners, Mr. Ketan Pishe and Naveen Pishe gave everyone an insight of the fabric design and various ways they could be used in men’s suitings.

With the launch of this comfortable yet stylish fabric, PN Rao has continued to keep up its reputation by getting products to the country of international standards by further strengthening its position in the Indian men’s fashion industry.

Now, if you are a guy and reading this, tell me what you think of the new launch from PN Rao? And if you are a lady, would you love to gift a slim and sleek blazer made out of the stretch fabric to a man you know? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

Till then stay awesome 🙂

PS: The pictures were sent to me by the brand and I do not own any of the pictures.

Creating my own handbag with Toteteca

Hello everyone,

I was going through my archives, and found some pictures a few months back which I didn’t quite like it and chucked the idea of posting them. But now the reason for this post is only because I want to talk about this amazing brand called TOTETECA, who specialises in personally curated handbags. Yes! You heard it right, this online website makes that makes customised bags as per your needs. And when talking about customised bags, how many times have you found yourself in a situation, where you see another girl carrying the exact same handbag like yours in a party and all you wondered was wish, you had something that no one could ever own. Well, that’s exactly what Toteteca will take care of!

About Toteteca

Toteteca is a combination of two words, tote and teca. Tote is a type of handbag and teca literally means library in Latin.
Their goal is to create a ” bag library ” of sorts where people can select bags in any color and combination to create a bag that is truly unique.

Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review

On the Website:

Here is the demo video that explains the entire process from choosing your design and colour, to the payment and shipping process http://www.toteteca.com/demo.php. This will tell you exactly how you can get yourself a customised bag of your choice.

  • There is an exciting array of handbags available on the website from totes to suitcase bags, they have it all and  are designed to meet Casual as well as Formal needs.
  • Each of these bags gives you an option to customise in terms of the base colour of the bag, colour of the metal/hardware used, colour of the inside lining, type and metal of monogram.
  • The awesomest part is the MONOGRAM with the initials of your choice. That means, instead of flaunting a brand’s name on your bag, the bag will have your very own initials or maybe something else that you want on it!S
  • The other best part about Toteteca is, they only use FAUX LEATHER in making these bags, but the quality of the faux leather is of high durability which feels great to touch too.
  •  They ship not only to India, but INTERNATIONALLY too! The shipping to anywhere in India is FREE of cost. They have bags to customise from 20USD to 100USD, which is definitely not too much, given the fact that you get to customise your own handbag. This is definitely a website to try out if you are a handbag lover or hoarder like me 😀

My Experience:

Coming back to what I customised for myself, it’s a cranberry coloured bag with gun metal coloured trims. Given the fact that I literally carry my whole world in my bag, I wanted something that was big, yet looked great to carry with most of my outfits. It came with it’s own small coin such bag, which was so nice to have. The bag was shipped to me in a huge dust bag, which was really thoughtful of the Toteteca guys. This is a spacious and a sturdy looking handbag and has been doing great even after months of using it together. You can checkout the pictures to see how the bag looks like and how I’ve styled it with my wide-legged denims.

Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review
Customised handbag-Toteteca Review

I would totally recommend you all to check this site out. Be it gifting your loved one something so personalised, or getting your creativity into use by customising your own handbag, this is a site to be checked out. If you are a handbag lover or hoarder like me, you are going to truly enjoy your experience here 😀

Have you ever owned a customised bag? Do you like the concept of Toteteca? Let me know all about it in the comments section below.

Till then stay awesome 😀

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Hola,

A very happy new year to everyone who’s been a constant support to me and spare their time to visit this sweet little place of mine. It’s 2017- a year of new beginnings, new adventures and new people. 2016 were filled with loads of emotions; from being super happy to being almost depressed, it was definitely a roller coaster ride. But, I think that’s what makes you a stronger person. Right!

Some of the best things in my life happened in 2016, from collaborating with well-known brands and building a relationship with awesome PR companies to getting enrolled in one of the renowned universities in the world, I think it was all worth the struggle and hardships. I learnt so much about blogging in 2016 and made some really amazing blogger friends. I never really had much of girl friends and through blogging, I met some highly talented bloggers whose guidance and help have been one of the factors for the growth of That Trip-e Urban Life. the blog that was started with just me, now has so many lovely people associated with it and who has constantly helped me with covering events, contributing good reading substance and not to forget lots of love and appreciation.New year 2017

I lost my baby dog Pluto in 2016 and this was one of those moments where I didn’t know how to show my feelings. There’s not many people who understand the grief of losing a pet. Even more hurtful was the fact that I was miles away from him and couldn’t even bid my final goodbye to him. But I know he’s in a happy doggie place and watching us all. dsc_2030dsc_2075

 

I’m have high hopes from 2017 and expecting some positive results both professionally and personally. I want to get my masters degree real soon and work towards my dream job. Blogging is definitely my first love, but I’m not yet ready to give up everything and go back to full time blogging for many personal reasons. Well, we can discuss all about that maybe in a different post when the time comes. I’ve not really paid attention to my health in 2016, and will try to be healthier this year and start an exercise regime. I am aiming for a certain body goal this year and for that I need to stop my coffee obsession, which is really difficult for a person like me who’s been living on coffee day and night. LOL! But hell yeah! You gotta do what you gotta do, and that’s why coffee and a lot of other really horrible things needs to be kicked out of my life real soon.New year 2017

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Outfit Details: Bodycon Dress: Fervour, Crisp Bangalore Hat: Crisp, Bangalore Sandals: Steve Madden

Well, this is my plan for 2017 and I am going to try my best to stick to these plans. They are nothing major, but I’m sure, they are going to add so much more to my life. What are your New Year plans? Do you believe in resolutions? have you made any? Comment below all about it in the comment section below and we can have a lovely chat here.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Be Girly, Be De Moza

Hello girls,

It’s pouring lookbooks here on the blog and I’m so happy about it. A few months back, I was contacted by the lovely people from DeMoza stores  and was asked if I would like to checkout their collection. Since, I was not in town, I could choose some outfits from their website.

About DeMoza Stores:

De Moza word derived from Spanish word “Attractive Girl”. Since 2013 the brand has spread its operations with over 12 exclusive stores across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur. De Moza is also available at leading department stores and online marketplaces.The company comes with over 15 years of technical know how of making superfine cotton and viscose fabrics and garments and bring the latest fashion with best in class quality at affordable price.

Here is the look that I’ve created with their pieces and I’m quite happy with the quality of their fabric. I’ve washed the pieces once and it’s still as good as new. I love to wear Indo-Western outfits and Palazzos are something I absolutely adore for it’s comfort and style. By far, the Palazzo I’ve received from DeMoza stores is one of my favourites. They fit well on me and feels super comfortable without making me look huge.

I’ve accessorised the look with some bling. The pretty necklace is from Aldo, that I’d received during their store launch at Express Avenue Mall in Chennai.I realised while doing the shoot, that the necklace was broken, and I was heartbroken to be honest. I never really wore this and I don’t know somehow it just broke while shifting. They have an amazing collection of pretty shoes, bags and accessories. The tie-up lace sandals are so much in trend, and this one from Truffle Collection was such a steal from Snapdeal which goes perfectly with the outfit.The entire makeup was done using Revlon products and I’m so happy how the makeup turned out. I’ve been lately loving their products way too much all over again and even reviewed their new matte nail paint range HERE.  Checkout the entire lookbook below!

DeMoza Stores Review
DeMoza Stores Review
DeMoza Stores Review
DeMoza Stores Review
Be Girly, Be DeMoza
Be Girly, Be DeMoza

 

DeMoza Stores Review

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DeMoza Stores Review
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DeMoza Stores Review
DeMoza Stores Review
DeMoza Stores Review

Outfit Details:

Palazzo: DeMoza Stores

Spaghetti Top:DeMoza Stores

Shrug:DeMoza Stores

Footwear: Truffle Collection

Necklace: Aldo

You can find DeMoza stores across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur and checkout their trendy collection. And if you are in Chennai, make sure you to visit the new Aldo store at Express Avenue Mall. Make sure to checkout our social media channels to know all the behind the scene news and updates.

Till then stay awesome 😀

Fit and Flare

Hola!!

I’ve been lately loving the seasonal transition and how I can experiment with different silhouettes and styles. I was going through my archives and I found pictures from one of my shoots that never went live here. I thought why not post it now, as the style is perfect for this weather. I’m talking about fit and flare dresses. They are also called A-line dresses and compliment usually all body types.

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Fit and Flare

The best part about a fit and flare dress or a skirt is how it gives an illusion of an hourglass figure, something that most of us women dream about. No matter, what your body type is, a fit and flare will make you look like that goddess with the perfect body. Even if you have wide hips and thighs , wearing a fit and flare dress or a skirt makes the lower part of your body look just like a part of the outfit. Doesn’t that sound like a magical outfit! Well, it is indeed and getting the right type of a fit and flare dress/skirt is what you need to do. Here is the look, I’ve created with this beautiful dress I picked up from. store in Lavelle Road.

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Fit and Flare
Fit and Flare
Fit and Flare

Outfit Details:

Dress: Crisp, Bangalore

Sandals: Steve Madden

I prefer vintage looking flared dresses that has a structure and princess-cut flare to it  as they make you look elegant and chic. They are perfect for a date night or even to a friend’s wedding. If you are looking for something in the same style, but as an office wear, less flared out and slightly narrow towards the knees should be your pick. You can accentuate the look further, by adding a cropped jacket or a cardigan with scrappy sandals or pumps.

Do you love wearing flared dresses? What do you think of this look? Let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to checkout our social media for upcoming posts and mini reviews.

Till then stay awesome 😀

6 Kurta Styles that all women should know about!

Hello everyone,

Kurtas are such a staple piece in most of our wardrobes, be it a college-goer or the corporates, there is a style for each one of us. When I was in college, I was obsessed with wearing a new mufti everyday and tried not to repeat them again in the week and again when I started working, this obsession grew even more. There are so many varieties and styles of Kurtas available in the market as well as online and the best part is, there are some brands that want to bring these styles to us at a pocket-friendly price too.

One such brand is RANGRITI, that offers a range of bright and colourful Kurtas online for every woman out there. ‘Rang’- meaning colour and ‘Riti’- meaning fashion or trend; Rangriti brings out a line that is a fine blend of feminine cuts and beautiful shades in sync with the latest fashion trends. After going through their vast collection of Kurtas online, here are some of the styles I feel that every woman should have in her closet. I have   also talked about how to style kurtas in different ways in this previous post HERE.

Straight Fit Kurtas:

These kind of Kurtas are amazing to create an illusion of a taller body. You can dress them up or down as per the occasion and the place and pair them up with leggings or distressed jeans for a more indo-western look. Add a piece of chunky jewellery and you are good to go. monsoon-collection-by-rangriti-3-min

Asymmetrical Kurtas:

These kurtas are great for office wear and you can even alter the look by pairing them with straight fit silk pants or palazzos instead of leggings. Try adding some basic jewellery to go for a more Indian look.celebrate-the-spirit-of-mothers-day-with-an-exclusive-collection-of-rangriti-420x300

Anarkali style Kurtas:

For me, these are one of the most elegant Kurta styles and suits every body type. They are available in either different lengths, knee-length or ankle length and can be paired with pretty kolhapuri chappals on a casual day and high-heels for weddings and other special occasions. Accessorize the outfit with a pair of pom-pom earrings and see how you are going to be the talk of the town.

Denim-style Kurta:

Ok, so this is a style that’s quite new to me and with the whole trend of denim and chambray going on everywhere, why not flaunt this fabric with your Kurtas! I found some amazing collection of denim-styled Kurtas on Rangriti’s online website. Here’s my favourite pick.screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-9-34-56-pm

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Maxi style kurtas:

So these are just like anarkalis, but with lesser flares, that makes them look just like as if you are wearing a cotton maxi dress. You can wear them with regular leggings or wear them as maxi dresses with a waistcoat or a cropped denim jacket and add a jhola to your shoulder, and you have the perfect college look. You can get some inspiration from these pictures too.
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Double-layered kurtas:

These kurtas are just what they sound like. They give an illusion of two different layers of fabric and some of them are even detachable and can be worn as single pieces too. These are relatively newer styles, but are extremely flattering and trendy.mothers-day-collection-by-rangriti-3

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Other than these 6 styles, there are also the basic princess cut kurtas that most of us were introduced to at the beginning of our kurta journeys. They can be worn with leggings or even skinny jeans and are the most comfortable for the college-goers or those who have no time to dress up to office everyday.

You would definitely love the Rangriti collections and just for all the BIBA lovers, Rangriti is their sister brand. The brand has made sure to bring all the high-end fashion to their consumers at a very affordable and attractive price , which makes it easier for the women to be fashionable everyday. They have a wide range of pretty kurtas, kurtis,  pallazzos, skirts and dupattas in beautiful, bright prints and colours  bringing freshness, variety & style to every woman’s closet. Make sure to checkout the Rangriti online website for their latest collections.

Till then stay awesome 😀