Sareez.com- A one stop solution to all your ethnic wear shopping problems!

Hola,

I love dressing up in Indian ethnic wear and I can any day say that I prefer a saree over anarkalis or lehengas because of the fact that it makes every woman look classy and sexy in them. The fact that there’s so much variation to sarees in terms of fabric, design and even the way you style them, makes it even more awesome to flaunt them. I like my sarees to be simpler in designs or usually prefer light-weight fabrics like Chiffon, Georgette or Cotton.

When Sareez.com contacted me to try out their sarees, I was ecstatic, one because I’d seen so many great reviews about them on YouTube and two, because I had so many weddings to attend and they just made my life a lot easier.

About Sareez:

“Sareez is one of the largest and the most recognized online stores for Indian ethnic wears. Founded in 2009, Sareez, today, has emerged to be a globally loved and preferred provider of a variety of Indian ethnic attires including Sarees, Salwar Kameez, Lehengas, Sherwani, Kaftans and more. We are based out of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. We at Sareez boast of our team of designers and craftsmen, who works together to make our dream of defining Indian ethnicity come alive.”

I had been delaying this post from quite sometime because the pictures weren’t that great and didn’t come out as I’d planned thanks to the horrible horrible weather in Chennai. Within minutes, my makeup was just melting like a crazy monkey and it all showed up in the pictures. Nonetheless, I still wanted to put them up for the simple fact that the sarees still looked super gorgeous and makeup or my face really shouldn’t be a topic of botheration right. I think we all are friends enough to give me a Hall Pass for this 😀

So I picked up 3 beautiful sarees, two for me and one for my mommy. Before I left Chennai, we had a mini family photoshoot (you’ll see my awesome family in the pictures below) and I wore this pretty green saree with a beautiful hint of yellow, golden and pink to it. The moment I saw this saree on the website, I knew I had to get this. It was so simple, yet there was something so beautiful in the colour and how it looked. Mommy dear wore this pretty purple Banarasi saree which according to her is definitely not for summers. It’s kind of makes you feel super hot but otherwise, the saree is amazingly made and has a great finnish to it. The best part about sareez.com is that they even have the option of getting the blouse and the petticoat pre-stitched while ordering from their website, which is a pretty good and saves you time and trips to the tailor. But make sure to give the right measurements or it can be a big pain and definitely a waste of money.

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Sareez.com Review
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The second saree I got  from Sareez.com was this beautiful beautiful browny-yellow georgette saree which is super light-weighted and is comfortable to wear too. I think this is one saree that I won’t mind wearing the entire day without worrying about tripping over it. The floral design makes it all the more fun to wear it and also  received a beautiful boat neck blouse in a contrasting red colour which goes so well with the saree. The fabric feels really soft and is perfect for  office wear especially if you live in cities that are humid and hot. Mind you guys, I haven’t put any makeup on because my skin was acting crazy and I didn’t want it to become worse by putting makeup on. So if you plan to give any hate comments, please stay away from the blog!!!

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Sareez.com review
Sareez.com review
Sareez.com review
Sareez.com review
Sareez.com review

The shipping did take some time for one of the sarees but the other two came pretty quickly. They have quite an amazing collection of sarees, suits and lehengas and are decently priced too. Apart from that they also have a LIVE CHAT option which according to me is quite good as any query can be clarified quickly without going through the hassles of sending them emails and waiting for a reply for ages. I highly recommend Sareez.com to all those who are looking for a variety in ethnic Indian wear and also want a good value for their money.

Which is your favorite saree among the three? Do you love wearing sarees? Make sure to let me know in the comments section below as I would love to know your thoughts on it.

Till then stay awesome 😀

The time i got pampered by Spa la Vie By L’OCCITANE |Spa Review

Hello everyone,

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you would know that I was MIA for a while and the reasons are many. Among them were me being highly stressed out and sick with my regular back pain issues

. Somewhere during this time, i was contacted by the good people at Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE to review their services. It was really a miracle in disguise and ask me why? Well, you’ll know all about it by the end of this post.

Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

The luxurious Mediterranean themed Spa L’OCCITANE invites every guest to  experience the simple warmth of sunny soil and a unique journey. Every gesture, every ingredient is drawn from the L’OCCITANE grand herbarium, providing an unforgettable authentic and sensorial experience for its guests. The one I visited is located in the newly opened VR Bengaluru at the lower ground floor.

Amidst the hullabaloo of a mall,  is the Spa La Vie By L’OCCITANE where I was welcomed by a smiling staff and a cup of honey-lemon-ginger green tea, which is their welcome drink. I was then offered a pair of straw slippers and was then introduced by the manager Anumohan who consulted with me and asked me about my work, stress level etc about the various massage therapies available and I was asked to fill out a form where I had to fill in all the details about my lifestyle, any diseases or if I had a problem area. After all that, we finally zeroed down to the Relaxing Aromachologie Massage, which is a full body massage to ensure complete body relaxation, just what I needed!

Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

I was then escorted to the Spa Room by my masseuse Athisa, who gave me the clothes to change into and waited outside the room for me to change and get comfortable. After that, she soaked my feet in water that smelt divine to me. And then my body massage session followed for the next 60 minutes. She made sure I’m at the utmost comfort and kept the body covered and exposed the body part by part to massage them. I literally drifted into another world that was peaceful and serene. There was a point wherein I just went into sleep and trust me you guys, that was one of the best ever sleep I’ve had in a long time. Athisa was damn good at her job and after the session, she used an aromatic oil and kept it near my nose and asked me to take deep breaths. Attached to the spa room is a shower room and also a bathtub where I was asked to take a hot water shower. The spa provides their own shower gel, shampoo and conditioner which is super impressive because a lot of other spas, these essentials are missing.  The also had a hair dryer and newly wrapped comb which you can use after the shower.

Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane
Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

The spa was extremely hygienic and clean and every detail was taken care of to give the most relaxed session for me. I did feel rejuvenated and relaxed at the end of the session. The spa was then followed by few other services that i’m going to talk about in my upcoming posts. So stay tuned for that!

Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane
Spa la Vie by l'Occitane
Spa la Vie by l’Occitane

If you are looking out for spa and massage treatments with great ambience and a welcoming staff, then I would definitely suggest you Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE The prices are just like any other spa you would have visited and is indeed a great value for money. Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE can be found in many cities all over the country and you can visit their website to check the locations as well and book your appointment.

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

Summer LookBook featuring Clovia.Com

Hello my lovely people,

Hope you are having a great weekend. I am on a blogging marathon and have been scheduling a lot of posts for the coming week since I’ll be travelling and don’t want to miss on posting any of the blogs like last time.

Summers are on full mode right now and everybody’s planning on going for vacations to some nice breezy place or just chill at home. I have come up with 3 looks here in this post that are appropriate for a beach vacation, a brunch date and a laidback movie night at home respectively. This post is in collaboration with Clovia.com which was known as MoodsOfCloe.com earlier. They have some of the best lingerie and loungewears and have recently started curating pretty summer apparels too and all at really affordable price range. I have been shopping with them for all most of my lingerie long before I started blogging and I can definitely vouch on their awesome fabric quality and comfort.

LOOK 1- Let’s Go to the Beach

Clovia fashions Beach wear
Clovia fashions Beach wear

This pretty polka dot Beach dress is super comfy and flowy and one can breathe easy in this soft silky fabric. I paired the dress with a floral Kimono to give it a more beachy look. Sadly, Bangalore doesn’t have beaches and I had no time to go for a vacation to a beach, hence had to do with this beautiful dress and get the feel of a vacation. Hehehee

Clovia fashions Beach wear
Clovia fashions Beach wear
Clovia fashions Beach wear
Clovia fashions Beach wear

LOOK 2- Would you be my date?

Clovia Fashions- Brunch date look
Clovia Fashions- Brunch date look

 

The next look is a Brunch Date look. The floral dress shouts out loud and tell you that it’s the perfect outfit for this summer. I wanted to keep the accessories minimal and hence paired it up with a statement necklace from Zahana and block heels from Amazon.in The fabric is light and breathable and has a tie up lace behind, that cinches your waist and give you a more structured look

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Clovia Fashions- Brunch date look
Clovia Fashions- Brunch date look

LOOK 3- I’m a Couch Potato

Clovia Fashions- Lounge wear
Clovia Fashions Lounge wear
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Clovia fashions Lounge wear

And the final look is of course for lazy girls like me. Nothing fancy here, just a super lazy and comfy lounge wear. The shorts are the comfiest pair I own till date and no! Clovia hasn’t paid me to say that; They are really Comfortable and soft on your skin and is perfect for the ruthless heat we all are experiencing this year. The tee was a tad bit tight for me, but I can still wear them during the day and while around in the house if not in the night.

Clovia fashions Lounge wear
Clovia fashions Lounge wear

So these were 3 simple looks that are so very summery and easy going. You can find really good deals on Clovia and create your own summer looks without much brainstorming. Summers should be all about easy going and breathable and Clovia has all that in their lingerie and Fashion apparel collection.  There’s a Women’s only WOSF Sale going on currently on their website and you can get some great deals on all their merchandise<HAPPY DANCE>

If you liked these looks, make sure to provide your feedback in the comment section below and if you have shopped from Clovia, do let me know too.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Bringing back the retro girl!

Hello my lovely people!

Here is a post which has been kept pending from a long long time. I had planned this outfit shoot way back in February but somehow just couldn’t get to post this. And finally here is it and it’s all about the good old 90’s fashion.

If you follow fashion world a bit, you’ll know how 90’s trends are all coming back and being a kid from the 90’s, I can’t tell you how elated and happy I am. So a few months back while cleaning up my huge trunks, I found some of my old clothes and among all that, I found my then favorite pair of high waist bell-bottom trousers that was a gift from my dad on my 16th birthday. Well, sadly I never grew much from then except for putting on oodles of weight here and there but somehow it still fit me so well and hugged my body from all the perfect places.

The retro inspired trousers are totally making their way back into our closets this season, giving skinny pants a much needed break. So here is a look that I put together for you all. It’s super comfy and I feel bell bottom pants are a blessing in disguise for girls like me who are short and have wide hips because these pants make your legs look slender and you look really tall. I’ve also paired this with a basic white crop top and a brown leather jacket and leather boots to give a biker girl look from the 90’s. Somehow , I couldn’t find my choker neck piece, so I just created one from my usual neck piece. Hope you all like it 🙂

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Flared trousers: From Singapore; White Crop top: Koovs; Brown leather jacket: Kazo; Brown boots: SSS

Here are a few tips to wear flared/ bell bottom pants:

  • Make sure to go for high-waisted as they make you look taller and who doesn’t want to look tall right 😛
  • Go for pants that are tight at the thighs and flares up at the bottom.
  • If you are slightly broad at the bottom, go for dark colors to make your figure look flattering
  • Make sure to wear high heels or wedges to perfect the look

Hope these tips and outfit ideas helped you a bit. So go ahead and dig into your old clothes or there are lots of options available in stores for bell bottom or flared pants these days. Don’t forget to checkout @thesingshotscompany who took these amazing photographs.

Make sure to write down your opinion and views in the comments section below and I would love to know what you think of this look. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated with my random shenanigans 🙂

Till then stay awesome 😀

PS: Don’t forget to checkout my ongoing giveaway to win beautiful dresses from Rimyrah Here: https://www.facebook.com/tripeurbanlife/photos/a.683280828473893.1073741829.682378165230826/770523766416265/?type=3&theater

 

My Love for sarees with Ethnic Dukaan

Hello ladies,

Hope your week is going great and women’s day around the corner, I thought why not write about something we all girls love! Shopping! Ever since I was little girl, I loved playing with my mum’s dupattas, drape them like sarees and pretend like I’m all grown up. I think that was the time when I knew that Sarees are going to be my forever love and no outfit can be a replacement for them.

Recently I came across an Indian website named ETHNIC DUKAAN that sells some of the most beautiful and elegant looking sarees I’ve come across and that too at a very affordable price all across the globe. I am a person who like to style simple sarees mostly in Silk and Georgettes and don’t like to go for too much bling bling when it comes to ethnic wear and Ethnic Dukaan lets me explore through numerous amount of silk and georgette sarees that has unique designs and will look great on all ages.

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About Ethnic Dukaan

Ethnic Dukaan.com is an epitome of intricate design research and highest quality of production. Their range includes Sarees, Salwar Suits, Kurtis, Bridal Lehengas & accessories at reasonable prices and they offer a trusted and secure environment for their buyers who experience honesty, transparency and integrity at every level of their operation and interaction.Currently, over 600 weavers, designers and artisans are either directly or indirectly engaged in the production / making of these products. They are trying to revive and promote the traditional hand-crafted and handloom made products and fabrics in modern trends and styles.

When you search for a product ranging from various silhouttes and designs and fabrics, you have a choice of customizing the product by opting for a pre-stitched blouse and skirt. The best part is you can give them the design what you are looking for and they will stitch it as per your need and requirement. Well I think that’s the best part when you don’t have to step out of your house and hunt a good tailor who can stitch something that looks designer made. I’v had several encounters where the tailor completely ruined the blouse and made sure it can never be worn by a human at least. LOL

Casual everyday office wear
Casual everyday office wear

You can also filter your search according to Colour, Fabric, Style and Work for the result that you are looking for. They have sarees for every age, mood and style ranging from daily wear to office wear to even wedding outfits. And here’s a good news for girls who think saree draping is as tough as rocket science, ethnic dukaan has an option to get your saree pre-stitched that can be worn just like a skirt!! This easy to wear pre-stitched saree makes sure you don’t have to go through the hassle of saree draping and save a lot of time especially if you are looking for office wear sarees.

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Here are a few of my favorite pieces from ethnicdukaan.com and I’ve already ordered a pre- stitched saree for myself and a normal banarasi silk saree for mum and eagerly waiting for them to arrive.

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Perfect Occassion wear Saree
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Beautiful Kota Silk Saree
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Beautiful Banarasi Saree
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Pretty Handloom saree

Apart from the beautiful sarees, they offer a wide range of salwar kameez and lehengas and drool-worthy accessories to adorn yourself for your best friend’s wedding or a function at your house. If you are someone living outside India and wants to buy Indian wear for special occassions, EthnicDukaan.Com is your place to get the best at the right price.

Have you tried out EthnicDukaan.Com? What do you think of sarees in the modern age? Do let me know all your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀