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!
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.
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 MONOGRAMwith 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 😀
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Palazzo: DeMoza Stores
Spaghetti Top:DeMoza Stores
Footwear: Truffle Collection
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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 Rihanna– http://bit.ly/28KHiuQn1. It 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.
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.
Outfit details: T-Shirt- PUMA on Myntra
Backpack- PUMA on Myntra
Denim Dungaree Skirt- Sarojini Nagar
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 pagefor 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!
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.
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.
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?
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
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
LOOK 2- Would you be my date?
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
LOOK 3- I’m a Couch Potato
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.
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.
Summers are all about fruity crushers and fun colors and that’s what SPLASH– a brand from the middle east and a part of Landmark group reminded me of when I recently got a chance to attend their blogger’s meet at VR Bengaluru.
While relishing their refreshing cranberry drink and some yummy snacks, we whiled around the store where their store manager and their marketing head showed around the drool-worthy collection they have at their store. The collection at Splash is all international level and surprisingly at a very pocket-friendly price too. Their collection includes Splash DNM, Vintage, Basics, Youth, Smart and Accessories that makes a customer’s shopping experience delightful as well as time-saving. If you know in your head what you want to buy, all you have to go to the right section and BAMM, you have your choices.
My favorites were definitely the DISNEY inspired collection ranging from Joggers to T-shirts and what not. The men’s collection was quite impressive and definitely something that all men would surely enjoy. Some of the eye-catching apparels were their long and extra long T-shirts for men, crazy affordable Denims and of course their basics. Even their Boho-vintagy collection was damn cool and reminded me of some of the outfits I saw from Coachella 2016. And not to forget their oh-so awesome accessories. You won’t believe but I was so awestruck by their boho-vibes and wanted to just get everything from their Accessories section from tasselled neckpieces to coachella-inspired backpacks and even party appropriate clutch bags.
After getting to know the brand well with it’s collection, we got to style ourselves in their new collection and trust me guys, I was spoilt for choice with all the wonderful clothes out there. After almost an hour of deciding on what to finalise, I came up with this look.
I paired a beautiful black midi skirt with a striped crop top which was actually a part of a co-ord set. I accessorised this look with a tasseled neckpiece and my favorite out of the lot, this red tasseled sling cum clutch bag. This outfit was so ME and the footwear I wore for the event went really well with this whole look. I wish, they also had Footwear collection to complete our shopping experience.
I absolutely loved how the whole look came out and got some nice compliments from everyone too 🙂 This outfit is perfect for a brunch date or even for a party. My style is usually all about being girly and dressy and this was just so perfect.
All of you should definitely checkout SPLASH in your city for fashionable and yet affordable clothing. I am so glad to be a part of this event and loved the experience. Here is a picture with all the other pretty bloggers and you can also see my OOTD from the event.
Make sure to let me know in the comments section if you liked the outfit that I styled and also if you have ever been to SPLASH before.