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 😀

#UnlimitedSummerLooks with Unlimited stores|Blogger’s Meet

Hola,

So many stores are coming up with such amazing summer collections that I just cannot stop myself from shopping every month. Last week, I got to attend the unveiling of the summer collection at the Unlimited Stores located at Indiranagar, Bangalore and trust me you guys, I was so happy to see the vibrant collection they had for both men and women at such affordable prices. I have previously collaborated with Unlimited Stores last year for their #3Kunlimited Challenge and I’d thoroughly enjoyed taking up the challenge and styling myself.

Brands at Unlimited: 

The Family Fashion store aims to enrich the lifestyle of Indians by offering meaningful fashion at Smart Prices. The Unlimited store offers the latest fashion for the whole family ranging from Formals for men through Brands like “Excalibur”, “Geoffrey Beene”, “Cherokee”,“Ruggers”, “Colt” , “Karigari” ,”Anahi”,“Bronz” “Sugr” . As far as the Kids collection goes there is “Cherokee Kids”, “Donuts” & “Day to Day” which offer great variety at smart prices!

Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection

About the event:

The event started with foot tapping and bang and when i say bang, I literally mean it, all thanks to the fun African congo players who also made sure that everybody tap their feet to their rhythm.

Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection

After some crazy cardio, we were addressed by the CEO of Arvind Ltd who briefed us about the brand and the new collection. After that, a few of the fellow Bangalore bloggers styled the models in their choice of outfits from the Summer collection. Here are a few of my favorites from the styling session.

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Smrithi-Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Nilu-Unlimited stores summer collection
Unlimited stores summer collection
Prashant -Unlimited stores summer collection

The men’s collection was something that really impressed me. With all that vibrant prints, I was honestly lured in buying some printed shirts to style myself in and very soon I’m going back to the store for that 😀

Unlimited stores summer collection
Me and Priyanjana-Unlimited stores summer collection

After, the styling session was obviously the photo session. When so many bloggers from the city come together, how could we miss a chance to strike a pose for the camera! With quirky comic bubbles and an amazing summery backdrop, we took tons of pictures and selfies and was also treated with chilled virgin mojitos, yummy red velvet cupcakes and macarons.

Here is a brief description of the collection from the store that I loved the most:

Ethnic Wear: A perfect blend of distinct style with bold and colorful ethnic prints is offered by two brands named as Karigari and Anahi. Karigari range includes styles that celebrate the contemporary Indian in you! And Anahi range is adorned with exquisite embroideries for occasion wear that reflects authenticity.

Jeans Wear/Denim Wear: The ranges dominated with Indigoes in the collection from solids, checked and printed shirts, stripes, and hoodies as a colour palette. I really loved the men’s shirts which were vibrant and perfect for summers.

We were also treated with a cute goodie basket filled with summer essentials like pressed juices, organic honey, flowers and gift cards which ofcourse I used to do my bit of damage 🙂

Unlimited stores summer collection
Bangalore Bloggers-Unlimited stores summer collection

The whole event was fun-filled and I got to meet some lovely fellow bloggers there too. Make sure to checkout their summer collection in your city if you are from the South India and or all those who live in other parts of the country, don’t you worry because they have plans to open new stores very soon by the end of this year. 🙂

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Brunch Ready with Polka Love|FACE OF THE MONTH- PART2

Hello ladies,

If you have read my previous post, you would know that I have started a new series called  the “FACE OF THE MONTH” where I would be featuring street style fashion from someone among you and this month’s pretty face is Arpitha Ram. I have already styled her in a work wear look and you can read the post HERE.

The Part 2 of this post is all about summer brunch looks. Summer is all about colors this year and pastel shades are making quite a rage on the runway too. Polka dots are something that is quite a versatile trend and I feel no matter how advanced we get in the fashion industry, polka dots will always be a significant part of this industry. They look great on most of the body types provided you choose the right size of polka dots.

Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look

Here, Arpitha is wearing a cute blue dress with black polka dots and the length of the dress is perfect for a flirty brunch look and to add some more summer vibes, I have given her a coral handbag and black see through kitten heels. For minimal accessorizing, we have added a golden neckpiece, a dainty pearl bracelet,a pair of blue ear studs and a low bun updo.

Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look
Summer brunch look

Makeup should always be kept minimal during summers, especially during the day time since your skin needs to breathe and with all that sweat, the pores tend to get blocked more if you put heavy makeup. Try to go for BB/CC creams instead of full coverage foundations and make sure to use a good compact or translucent powder to keep the oiliness away.

Hope, you liked this new series and would look forward to the next month’s face of the month too. As mentioned in the previous post, if you would like to be featured in the next post, do send me an email at thattripeurbanlife@gmail.com and you can be the next one featured on the blog. All the pretty pictures have been taken by THE SLING SHOTS COMPANY on my blog.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

Back to Mono|Face of the Month|New Monthly Series- Part 1

Hello everyone,

This post was something that was in my  mind from a few months but for some or the other reason, it wasn’t getting executed. Finally when my friend’s sister agreed to help me with it, I was more than happy to work on it right away. You must be wondering what I’m talking about right???

Well, I have decided to start a monthly series called “FACE OF THE MONTH”, where I would be featuring street style fashion from regular working women and men, bloggers and even the gorgeous home makers from all over the country. I do not know if I can convince people to pose for me every month but I would try my best to get this series successful as much as possible.

So, the FACE OF THE MONTH for May is ARPITHA RAM, who is a software engineer in an IT firm in Bangalore and looks gorgeous in both Indian and western outfits and was so awesome to work with during the entire shoot. I wanted her to be in utmost comfort in the outfits I styled for her and hence, went for easy summer looks that can be worn to office and casual brunch events with your friends and family.

The first look is appropriate for all office goers and is the perfect combination of monochrome patterns. I asked Arpitha to take her most comfiest long kurti out along with a Palazzo. Palazzos are great to be paired with long and short kurtis/kurtas and can also be styled with so many other variants like crop tops, regular tees or even a nice off shoulder top. Since it was a Work Look, a white cotton kurti was the best option. You might ask, why Black for Summers? Well, if you choose the right summer fabric,like in this case it was cotton, I think even black can be soothing to your skin and since most of us stay in the air conditioned office, colors aren’t much of a worry. Plus, according to me, black is a color that can make anyone look chic yet professional.2016-04-25_00.05.27

Just to give it a bit of Indo-Western look, the outfit was styled with a crop jacket which had the same monochrome pattern to it. Being a very comfortable, yet stylish look, we went for flats instead of heels and added some pretty Jhumkas and silver and red bangles and little BINDI for some Indian touch to it. The right accessories can amp up your MONOCHROME LOOK to a different level. The plain and simple black and white combo can be quite experimental if you play with your accessories from jewellery to footwear to even the handbags you carry. And don’t forget to put on some red lips and guess what, even your office look would be talked about among your colleagues and you will certainly look unique and well-groomed.2016-04-24_22.54.47

Work Look for summers
Work Look for summers

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This was the first look, I styled for her with minimal makeup and the PART 2 of it will be live tomorrow.  The look is super simple and would look good on anyone with any kind of body type. You can even experiment with other monochrome colors like blue and pink, yellow and pink and so many more. If anyone of you is interested to be featured on the blog for the “Face of the Month” series, both men and women, please do email me at “thattripeurbanlife@gmail.com” with the subject line as FACE OF THE MONTH and I shall be more than happy to welcome you to my blogging family.

Comment below to give your feedback about this look and any queries you may have and I would be glad to answer them for you all. Also don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the updates about the upcoming posts.

 

Till then stay awesome 😀

 

Living a dream| Zahana- An online Accessories and Apparels store

Hello everyone,

It’s been quite some days since I’ve been trying to put up this post, but I had a lot of things going on in my head and I needed some clarity before I could write something. Finally after trying to clear up my mind, I decided to post this review cum lookbook featuring Zahana, a Chennai based online website I recently found . A brand that sells amazing fashion accessories and apparels at unbelievable prices is definitely a dream and Peenal Jain, the founder of Zahana lets that dream come true for all of us in India. From boho styles to traditional south Indian styles to even quirky stackables, you can find all sorts of jewellery at Zahana.

The beautiful founder Peenal was sweet enough to send me some of the collections from Zahana and I have styled them in looks that are perfect for this summer from ranging from brunch parties to evening strolls to also kickass parties.  2016-04-13_18.53.39

 

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Dress: Clovia Fashions, Neckpiece: Zahana

I’m absolutely in love with this beautiful piece of statement necklace. The neutral colors can go well with any color outfit and that makes it a versatile piece for me. You can get this necklace for just 450 Rs.

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I own so many midi rings but most of them are loose on my fingers, thanks to they being super thin. These pretty pieces fit me so well and look so chic and elegant on my fingers. I absolutely love them 🙂 They are available at Zahana.in at just 250 Rs.

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Kimono: Dresslink, Midi rings: Zahana

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Tasseled earrings are so much in trend this season and let me tell, you can pair them up in so many different ways. I paired these earrings with this golden dress from Vero Moda and my favorite bag from Lavie. You can also pair these with Indian outfits like anarkali suits along with a low tied bun. This pair was available just for 350 Rs.

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Dress: Vero Moda, Bag: Lavie, Earrings: Zahana

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I absolutely fell in love with this beautiful cuff the very first time I saw it on the website and had to get it. It looks so pretty with can be dressed up or down as per the occassion. The best part is the price as usually such pretty and good quality pieces are always very high priced but this was just for 490 Rs.

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I had styled these pair of earrings with a beautiful silk saree but unfortunately the pictures got corrupted and my photographer wasn’t available to do a reshoot. These are perfect to style with a pretty saree or a maxi dress to look all royal and classy. This was also on a sale on the website and was just for 99 Rs.IMG_20160420_194824

The overall experience with Zahana was awesome and so far this is one of my favorite online store to shop for accessories and above all, it’s not just a jewellery store, but they also have really cool sunglasses, quirky notebooks and more such stationary products. Trust me, you will not come across such websites or brands that often which sells good quality accessories and apparels at such great prices. Zahana ships throughout the country and also has an instagram and facebook page where you can checkout their latest collections and new arrivals. Plus you can also checkout their website for 99 Rs deals too 😀

Did you like this review? Would you like me to do more lookbooks instead of plain reviews? Make sure to tell me your favorite looks and pieces from Zahana in the comments section below. Also follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to know more about what’s trending these days. Also these beautiful pictures are taken by @theslingshotscompany  and you can checkout all his work on the instagram page.

Till then stay awesome 😀