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 😀

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 😀


 

Love Yourself!

Hola,

In the recent years, I have added on some extra kilos and a lot of grey hair too and initially I hated my body and how it was changing but now I’m trying to make peace with it. I had to tell myself, that I’m a normal human being and change is just a part of my life. And I ain’t got millions to get surgeries done to make me look forever young 😛

From the past 2 years, I’ve been running away from bodycon dresses, skirts or anything that came anywhere close to my skin in the fear that people will call me fat. I was trying to body shame my own self but recently I decided to build some courage and get into this beautiful beige bodycon dress I recently bought from Topshop. And I’m so glad I did so because I frieking love bodycons now and will never ever stay away from them. Infact, I bought two more bodycon dresses after this shoot. 😀

Here are the pictures from that day; A perfect look for the Autumn with the least amount of efforts needed. Enjoy the pictures!!

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Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
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Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook
Autumn Lookbook

Outfit Details:

Beige Dress: Topshop

Puffer Jacket: Cotton On

Shoes: Street Style Store

Patterned Stockings: Shop Nineteen

This was a simple outfit idea that you can try for the coming Autumn. There’s not much efforts put here in dressing and that’s why I love dresses for t’s simplicity and effortless beauty. Always remember to love yourself because nobody can appreciate your flaws until you don’t do it yourself.

Till then stay awesome 😀

Good Girl Gone Bad| #MeetRihannaWithPUMA

Hello everyone,

If you follow me on my social media profiles, you would know that recently I have become a part of POPxo as one of their POPxo Blogger and when they, PUMA and Myntra came together to give one lucky person the chance to meet Rihanna in person in USA, I was more than ecstatic to be a part of it. So before going through the post, please take some time and vote for me by clicking this link and help me win this awesome chance to meet Rihannahttp://bit.ly/28KHiuQn1It will ask you to login, click on “Login to participate” and then vote by clicking the “heart” icon.

If you don’t know yet, PUMA has collaborated with Rihanna for their FENTY Collection which truly describes Rihanna’s style- edgy, sexy and bold. All I had to do was buy a PUMA product from Myntra and style it my way , but this time I wanted to go all out and try something out of my comfort zone and what better inspiration than Rihanna herself. I chose an oversized red T-shirt from the Men’s section and a grey coloured backpack from Myntra. I have seen RiRi styling any kind of look with so much confidence and likes a more casual, more sporty look, and she rocks it to the fullest. I decided to pair the tee with a denim dungarees skirt that I bought from Sarojini Nagar Market during my recent Delhi visit along with my Sky Hi sneakers from Koovs. I have recently been way too obsessed with anything that’s 90’s and wanted to go for a grunge 90’s look which is something that’s been sported quite a lot by RiRi.

#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA

It’s pretty obvious that I cannot match anywhere near her style, but style is all about taking inspiration from the looks you like and putting in your own bits to it right! Also, double buns are trending these days and I recently saw RiRi flaunting them too in one of her casual night looks, hence tried these double buns which I absolutely loved. Keeps all the hair away from the face and looks super cute in a not so kiddish way.

#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA
#MeetRihannaWithPUMA

Outfit details: T-Shirt- PUMA on Myntra

Backpack- PUMA on Myntra

Denim Dungaree Skirt- Sarojini Nagar

Sneakers- Koovs

Choker and Bracelets- Brigade Road, Bangalore

I am really glad that I tried something different this time and I hope you would like this look and help me win this contest because, one click of yours can lead me to New York. The process is simple, click on the LINK, click the “Heart” under my picture and that’s it. The contest ends on the 5th of July, hence your votes needs to reach me before 5th and you can also participate too and get yourself to win the trip.

Till then stay awesome 😀

Outfit of the day featuring Wills Lifestyle|Signature collection

Hola,

I’m so happy to be back on track with blogging regularly. It feels super good to post everyday  and today i’m back with an outfit post for you all. Few months back when I was invited for the launch of the “Signature collection” at Wills Lifestyle, I found such amazing varieties of silhouettes, that are perfect for the summers and exclusively designed by the well known designers of our country. There were a couple of pieces that really caught my attention and one such beautiful outfit was a Lime green coloured Kaftan styled Tunic which had a pretty “Bandhni” work on it. The fabric was light and soft to touch and I knew I had to pick it up for myself and style this for you all.

Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers

Since the colour looked so soothing to the eyes, I paired it up with a white pair of trousers that i’d recently bought from Unlimited Stores and wanted to go for an easy breezy college/shopping look, so wore my flip flops from Myntra and my fringe bag from New Look. I wanted to go for all summery shades and hence avoided any kind of dark colours for the look. The whole idea of sporting this look was keeping in mind a perfect shopping day with your girlfriends with no hassle of clothes sticking to your body or any such discomfort, yet look stylish and put together.

Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers

The hair was tied in a loose pony tail and the makeup was kept minimal in this look with only some compact powder, a nice shade of Chambor liquid lipstick and some eyeshadow. Summers are all about wearing comfy loose but not shabby clothes. You need to know how to dress well even in the most loose fitted clothes without looking like you just got out of the bed. If you own loose T-shirts or tunics, you can always cinch your wait with a belt and look presentable instead of looking way too casual. I own loads of oversized clothes and I usually tie them at the sides or use a belt to kind of make it look my size and it really does the trick.

Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers
Outfit of the day for summers

I am absolutely in love with this colour and fabric and I would really recommend you all to checkout the Wills Lifestyle store for their new Signature collection. I have another post coming up which is all about dressing up for a party in comfortable clothes. So stay tuned for that and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat@aishwaryamohan7 to know all about the upcoming posts, mini reviews and lots of randomness.

Pictures by The Slingshots Company

Till then stay awesome 😀

Three ways to wear dungarees the street style|Denim Dungarees/Overall Trend

Hello lovely people,

The ’90s are having a moment, and overalls or our very own dungarees are back in full force! Denim dungarees retain a sense of easy, relaxed cool. They’re the original, and probably the safest and easiest option if you’re trying out the dungarees trend for the first time. Denim will always look casual and laid back for this summer, there are always ways to add up some fun bit to it. Be careful to sport your dungarees the right way, or you might look like a kid or you just walked off of a farm and we don’t want that right 😛

Here, I have styled my dungarees in 3 different ways, for 3 different occassions. I got this dungaree from StalkBuyLove.com and ever since then, I’ve been just wearing these in so many different ways. You can get yourself a pair too from them as they have some really cool styles from wide leg overalls to skinny ones to even pinafores.

  1. Look 1: This look is something that I would prefer for brunch parties or a laid back outing with your girlfriends. You can sport this look for a date, if you are not one of those who wants to be all dressy and lady like but still want to add a bit flirtiness to your outfit. I absolutely love this off shoulder dress which is also from  and the amount of times I’ve worn this, I think by now, all my friends are tired of seeing me in this top already. I’ve worn my favourite pair of wedges that I’d got from Jabong 2 years back and so many people have complimented me for these. You can wear them either with both the straps on or to keep it a bit casual, let one side be kept loose like I did here.
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    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls

    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
  2. Look 2: The second look is a bit more sexy yet chic for me. I wore this to a recent launch at Forever 21 and I absolutely loved the way it turned out. I had no plans of putting this look in the post, but since many of you liked this look on instagram, I’ve added the pictures from the event itself. You can always sport your dungarees with a nice crop top and some glitter heels like mine. To give your overalls a slightly sleeker feel, cuff them at the ankles. It helps make the baggier fit more flattering, and makes your legs look longer! The crop top underneath adds an extra dose of flirtiness. I recently got this crop top from Splash and the coral bag is again from STALKBUYLOVE. Oh yes! I do shop a lot from SBL.
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    How to style dungarees/Overalls

    How to style dungarees/Overalls
    How to style dungarees/Overalls
  3. Look 3: This is the most comfy look out of the 3 and I think would suit any body type provided you go for a good fitting dungaree. All you have to do is just style your dungarees with a quirky tee or just a plain basic tee (preferably not white) and you are good to go. I have paired the dungarees with a tee from People that I’d bought from Mumbai for just 200 Rs. This is a perfect airport ensemble I feel and can bet that you’ll have the most comfiest flight journey ever.
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    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls
    How to wear dungarees/Overalls

    Also, the duffel bag that I’m carrying is from a brand called MOHAWK and trust me you guys, ever since I received this bag, I’ve been using it all the time while travelling. It’s super spacious and durable and fits all my essentials. The best part is they have bags for office goers to travellers to even backpackers. There are even some really amazing multipurpose bags that can be carried from your office to your your vacation. You can find their products on all the e-commerce websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal etc and even get some really good discounts. I love this brownish-reddish shade and like the fact it has good hardware which, if taken good care can last you a long long time.

    Make sure you checkout their Facebook page for their unique designs and style. I am so going to order some more bags for my upcoming travel plans from them because they are just not bags but are definitely statement pieces.

Hope you liked this lookbook and got some ideas to style your dungarees/ overalls. I’m totally digging for this ’90s outfit and I would love to know from you, how you would style your overalls. Make sure to comment below and let me know!

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

 

 

 

Achieving “Serenity”|Color of the year 2016 featuring StalkBuyLove

Hello everyone,

This summer is going all out with colors without any perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men’s and women’s collections, both of which focuses on breathable and playful fabrics. Colors this season are those that transport us to a much happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express ourselves.

The heat this year is so harsh that I really don’t feel like going out anywhere and even at 7 in the morning, it’s already sunny and hot and that really spoils my mood every time I decide to go out for a shoot. But with  colors like serenity, rose quartz, buttercup and many more light and “soothing to eyes” summer shades, you can have a much better experience while dressing in this horrible heat. My personal favorite from this year’s color 2016 is definitely SERENITY that conjures an expanse of bleached blue sky, a perfect definition of SUMMER right?

When I found this jumpsuit in the color SERENITY on StalkBuyLove.com, I knew I had to grab it and instead of going for my right size which is S, I went for a size bigger for a more breathable style. The jumpsuit is a perfect blend of formal and brunch wear and you can style it up or down as per your requirement. I have gone for a formal look here with  stilettos and a plain bracelet and minimal makeup which is appropriate for those who are looking for a stylish work wear.

Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE

The fabric of this jumpsuit is very breathable and the tie-ups at the collar can be tied into a bow for a more professional look or can be left open. You can even roll up the sleeves for a more brunch ready look and roll up the bottom part a bit higher and wear them with sandals for a casual look  I’ve tied my hair into a high pony tail to keep them away from my face and trust me you guys, I roamed around the whole in this outfit after the shoot without feeling the harsh heat on my skin. There are so many other outfits ranging from off shoulder tops to skirts to even dresses in the color serenity on StalkBuyLove.com and I’m definitely going back to get my hands on them for this year. The best part is, you can flaunt this color and other Pantone colors throughout the year in various silhouettes and styles and hence getting wardrobe staples in Serenity and rose quartz would be the best option to make use of the clothes all year long.

Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE
Serenity jumpsuit|STALKBUYLOVE

Do let me know what you think of this look. Also let me know what you think of the colors for the year 2016. Do you like them?

Till then stay awesome 😀

“Wear It”- The Virtual Mirror at Jealous 21

Hello everyone!!!

I am super stoked today to tell you all about this new and  highly advanced technology based concept introduced by Jealous21 at their Indiranagar, Bangalore store.  I don’t know how many of you have tried this, but a few years back creating avatars and dressing them up was a huge craze and I used to totally enjoy it. This is somewhat the same concept used by the awesome people at Jealous21 in “wear it” , but instead of an animated avatar, here they use our very own scanned self  of our body.

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“Wear It”

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So let me tell you a bit how the Virtual Mirror or the “Wear it” works. The system identifies our size and shape as we stand in front of it and uses the motion- capture camera to produce a realistic image and gives us an idea how an outfit would look on us. So in short, we are trying out outfits without actually waiting in those long queues outside the trial rooms. The whole concept has been designed so beautifully that it can be controlled through our hand gestures. All we have to do is use our palm to navigate through various outfits and by showing a “pushing” gesture we can select outfits to see how it would look on us. The use of hand gestures might be a bit new to you in the beginning but after using it for a while, it will be smooth as silk to you and you would love the experience. They also have a mouse and keyboard in case you find it difficult to use hand gestures.

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You can “mix-n-match” your lowers and tops according to your preference and create various looks which can be shared on your social media like Facebook or even sent to your email through the virtual mirror which I think is absolutely fabulous and fun.Though I would definitely mention that this will only help you see how an outfit might look on you but not help you with the correct fitting, but still saving a lot of time from sorting out clothes or wondering how it would look on you or if the color would look good on you or not.

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I have always loved the denims at Jealous 21 and have been shopping from them from quite a few years. They have recently launched their new Miss Universe collection with the brand ambassador being Paulina Vega(miss universe 2014) and there are various fits catering to the Indian women body types ranging from Hottie, Hourglass and Bootilicious. I think creating amazing silhouettes and fabrics keeping in mind the customer’s requirement is something that really impressed me about Jealous 21 since the time I’ve started shopping from them

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Since technology has been a key factor in everything possible we do these days, having something so fashionable created from this amazing technology is something you all should look forward to girls!!! This ultimate reality experience is soon going to become all of our life saviour from standing in long queues especially during SALE.Oh and I also picked up two pieces from their new collection which I will soon style it to show you all.

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If you happen to be in Indirangar do checkout their new “Wear It” virtual mirror to experience something new and fun. Don’t forget to comment below if you find this new launch interesting or if your feedback about the post.

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Till then stay awesome 🙂