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 😀

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 😀

Athleisure Life-2| How to Style Men’s Joggers| Tips and Tricks

Hello everyone,

How’s the week treating you all? I have one final submission to go for this semester and will have a long vacation ahead! Yay!!! As promised, here’s the second edition to ‘Athleisure Life’ series, where we will be talking about styling ideas for men’s joggers and some tips and tricks. You can read the previous posts Here and Here

Even though, some of you might not like the idea of wearing your lounge pants to work or to a social event, but trust me, it’s not as weird as you think. From high-end brands to your local stores, joggers are creating a revolution in men’s fashion industry. It has definitely evolved from the baggy, loose-fitted pants to more tapered and structured to fit your body and go along with various combinations.

  • Try it with a T-shirt or a casual plaid shirt:

T-shirts are the easiest for any guy to pick from his wardrobe and pairing them with denim joggers is the simplest way to look comfortably stylish. If you own joggers that are of chino-material or even corduroy fabric, I would suggest you to go for a casual shirt and avoid fancy T-shirts.

We picked up this denim jogger and the full-sleeved T-shirt from Bewakoof.com. They have some great collection of joggers for men and we were quite drawn towards this particular combo. It’s best to keep the look simple and casual when you are going for joggers because in the end, they were originally made for casual or lounging right! Go for monotone colours and wear them with a simple pair or trainers or sneakers to keep the look laid back and understated.

How to style men's joggers
How to style men’s joggers
How to style men's joggers
How to style men’s joggers
How to style men's joggers
How to style men’s joggers

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you are going for a smart-casual look, try looking for a pair of joggers that are fitted or more tailored and structured pair. But make sure to get the right one! You don’t want to look like you are wearing your girlfriend’s leggings right! The joggers should be loose fitted at the thighs and the crotch area.
  • If you want to experiment with colours, go for varied colours in joggers. But be careful to keep the rest of the look simple and not loud.
  • Try a light coloured Polo shirt with a dark shade joggers and to keep the look casual, accessorize it with a cap and some trainers.
  • Of course, outer wears will add more to your look. There are options from denim jackets to bomber jackets to even biker jackets. For a more work appropriate attire, go for a semi-formal blazer with your joggers.
  • The best pair of footwear to team up with your joggers are trainers. You can even go for some converse or plimsolls too.

So there are a lot of ways you can style your joggers and for men, the options are a lot. All you need before buying your pair of joggers is to understand your body type and what fabric suits you the best. And the most essential, not to follow the trend blindly. Only if you think, the style suits you, go for it because you always have the good looking chinos and jeans in your wardrobe! 😀

How to style men's joggers
How to style men’s joggers
How to style men's joggers
How to style men’s joggers

Outfit Details:

Joggers: Bewakoof.com

T-shirt: Bewakoof.com

Sweatshirt: Reebok

Trainers: Koovs

Sunglasses: Nautica

We were quite excited to shop from Bewakoof, but unfortunately after just one wash, the T-shirt shrunk to almost 2 sizes down which was such a disappointment. But this was also because we didn’t pay attention the washing instructions for the fabric. So when you are shopping on their website, make sure to check the fabric and follow the wash instructions to avoid any mishaps like we did!

Make sure to comment below your favourite way to style joggers and we can have an interesting chat here..

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

 

Athleisure Life| How to style Joggers for Women| Tips and Tricks

Hello lovely people,

Do you remember how I told you “Athleisure” is all in trend these days in one of my previous posts? If you don’t recall reading the post, you can click HERE. The age is all about comfortable clothes that helps you breathe through your clothes but also make you look stylish. Joggers are one of the most comfiest as well as trendy looking piece of outfit and currently trending everywhere. Try searching on Pinterest and you will find so many jogger looks and you have one suiting every person’s style. Regardless of whether you are going to the gym or to meet your friends or to even to work, you can style your joggers in so many different styles appropriate to the occasion.

When Bewakoof.com sent us some of their awesome joggers and graphic tees, we knew we would have fun working on this shoot. Though it took quite a long time for us to put up this shoot due to many unforeseen factors, but here is the Part 1 of the “How to style Joggers” post where we would be focussing only on styling joggers for women.

Since Joggers are meant to be a casual outfit, the best way to style them is pairing up with a graphic tee and some sneakers (I would say white goes the best with all colours). I am not a fan of boxy tees but when I saw this Captain America crop boxy tee on Bewakoof.com, I thought to myself, “Well! Why not experiment!” and picked these up. I already own basic coloured joggers and hence wanted to try out a different colour. This pastel coloured joggers with “Tres Chic” printed on it looked pretty and my type and knew would go well with all the tees and shirts I own.

  • Look 1:
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How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
  • Look 2:

The second look is for a cooler or a windy day, where all you can do is just put on a flannel shirt over your tee or tank top and you are good to go. This is a perfect outfit for your school or college where you would look presentable and stylish but in a lot more comfortable way. Though these are just my regular glasses, but adding a pair of glasses would definitely give you the stylish nerdy look :D. Scroll down for all the outfit details and some tips and tricks to flaunt that pair of joggers in your wardrobe.

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    How to style Joggers

How to style Joggers

How to style Joggers
How to style Joggers
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      How to style Joggers

    How to style Joggers

      How to style Joggers

    Outfit Details:

Look 1: Joggers: Bewakoof.com

Cropped Boxy tee: Bewakoof.com

White loafers: Kmart

Black studded backpack: Sammydress.com

Look 2: Striped Flannel: Sammydress.com

Joggers: Bewakoof.com

Cropped Boxy tee: Bewakoof.com

White loafers: Kmart

On my lips: Nyx soft matte lip cream (Addis Ababa)

Tips and Tricks:

  • Start with basic colours like black or grey if you are trying out joggers for the first time.
  • Look for the right fit- fitted at the waist and ankle and a bit looser at the thigh section.
  • Dress them down with graphic tees and tank tops along with sneakers and dress them up with feminine blouses, bustiers with some sexy heels.
  • Strappy sandals with joggers- a complete No-No!
  • For cooler days, pair a denim jacket or a leather jacket with a tank top or a blouse inside for a more ‘work-appropriate’ look.
  • Try accessoring with some statement pieces or a cute bag for a more dressy look for night outs and parties.

Bewakoof.com is definitely your place to shop joggers from denims to playful ones. And not to forget, their shirt dresses and graphic and fun tees are Oh So Awesome! Stay tuned for the Part 2 of this post where we will be talking about styling men’s joggers. And don’t forget to checkout our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, twitter) to get updated about all things nice and fun!

Till then stay awesome 😀

Casual Comfy Outfit to the movies

Hola,

How many of you like going to the movies all dressed up and a little presentable? I was definitely not one of those until recently when I felt like a sloth going to the movies to my neighbourhood movie hall and saw everyone all dressed up like I would do for attending a party! That’s when I decided to make some efforts rather than just wear my PJs or similar looking pants.

But here’s a thing, I go to watch movies to get entertained and be all comfy while eating my big tub of popcorn and soda and I’m not going to feel any better if I wear a dress or a skirt with a fancy crop top. Hence tights are my go to option for the movies or for mall outings these days. I literally live in my tights ever since I lost a bit of extra fat from my thunder thighs. The best part about tights are they are so versatile! You can pair them up with a crop top (if high waisted tights), a simple tee, skirt, shorts, kurtas and what not and that’s why I love them so much.

Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD

I recently went to watch the movie “Sully” and this was my outfit for the evening. Since it was a windy evening, I had to wear this pom-pom woolen cap to make sure my hair doesn’t go all cray-cray! The best part about this outfit is that it’s not only comfortable and chic (trying adding a scarf for that pop-up fashion statement), but also a perfect everyday fall outfit. Scroll down for outfit details.Hope you like the pictures!

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Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD
Casual Comfy OOTD

Outfit Details:

Striped Tee: Cotton On

Tights: Kazo

Pom-Pom Woollen Cap: Valley Girl

Gold shoes: Zara

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Till then stay awesome 😀