THE JOY OF DRESSING IS AN ART – JOHN GALLIANO

When you crave for that cinnamon latte with pumpkin spice, you know that winter has set in. The chunky sweaters, woolen throws , leather pants, boots & furry things start calling your name out. I guess, we, people in Bangalore are very lucky that the winters here are cold enough to wear layers but not that cold that you freeze your a** off. Also, not all winter-y days are cold, there is enough sun shine during the day. Which makes it perfect to wear shorts with a cardigan.

When I visited the Max store for a styling session last week, I could not believe the variety of stuff they have! They had most of the styles you can think of. Is your style laid back ? They have amazing graphic tees, plaid shirts, shirt dresses and jackets. Like some bling ? You have sequinned jackets, tee shirts and even sweat shirts. Are you on trend or prefer classics ? Street style ? They have something for everyone in the store. And you wont have to break the bank for it , that is the thing I love about it. Their accessories are to die for.

Even for men, they have some stunning pieces. From biker to bomber, from classic blazers to denim jackets, from casual tees to formals to even ethnic. You will find everything in Max. All super stylish, both trendy as well as classic pieces, you will be spoilt for choice.

Speaking about styling, I had a blast styling lovely people who visited the store in Market Square mall, Sarjapur. Attaching a  glimpse of it. I also picked up a few stuff and created 5 different looks with them.  All the outfits in the post can be bought online HERE or visit the nearest Max store.

What really happened at @maxfashionindia store 😂 #MaxYourLook #Endlessways

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  • The first look is lounge wear, perfect for laid back days. Since tartan is best worn in winters, I have paired tartan bottoms with a fluffy black embroidered sweater. The fabric is so soft and snug, making it perfect to relax in with a hot cup of Masala chai and a book.
  • The second one is Athleisure gone chic. Wore a dark green metallic top with black tights. Added a black studded & embroidered leather jacket to give a biker touch to it. This look is perfect for travelling if you swap the heels for some kicks. Also, if green colour is not your cup of tea, the same top is available in Oxblood as well.
  • The third look is Street style. Nothing screams street style as good as denim does. So I chose a comfortable shirt dress with patch work on it and threw a denim jacket over. Red shoes and a bag completed this look. Perfect for shopping, movies or running errands.
  • The next one is my favourite, holiday festive. Not only because red is my favourite colour but also, I love mixing ethnic with some casual pieces. Here I have worn a red kurta as a dress with a denim jacket and some Indian earrings. I love how it turned out as the length of that kurta is perfect and the color was very Indian as well as winter-y.
  • The fifth and last one is also inclined on festive mode but more of contemporary ethnic. If you are an Indian, you cannot not love good ethnic. Pair them up with palazzos and a kickass jacket. Complete the look with some jewellery, juttis and a bindi. And last but not the least, smile(In my case- laugh). It can make anything and everything look better. 😀

Outfits : Max Fashion

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Photography Courtesy: Rohitt Sekaar

 

Love,

Kruti

The Nerdy look, Geeky chic have all evolved as Fashion styles which have become trend setters lately. And why not, when you have such cool pair of specs of different designs, colors and shapes available in the market to suit different face shapes and skin tones. You can look sassy and classy at the same time with the right pair of glasses.

Here are my top 5 tips to look good in glasses:

Eyebrows

Let’s face it; eyebrows define your face. Neat, full and well-groomed eyebrows can make a world of a difference to one’s face. Since your eyes are a focal point when you wear glasses, well-defined eyebrows are a must.

Lashes

Don’t forget to curl them, ladies. Otherwise, every time you blink, they will keep hitting on your glasses instead. (pun intended)

Go nude or go bold with your lip

From matte red to soft peach gloss to dark burgundy to peppy purple to nude brown, all of them will look equally beautiful with spectacles. The choice is yours, darling.

Eyeliner / kajal

Either or both can be your best friends. I would suggest to go for a ‘smudge’ look rather than going ‘smokey’ look because the effect is magnified with the glasses and you want to look hot rather than a racoon

Concealer

The right amount of concealer can help cover all the dark circles and pop up your eyes. The trick is, to find the right shade that suits your skin tone so that it settles in your skin and your skin seems flawless.  The right concealer can do wonders and make your eye stand out.

Now that the basics are done, let’s find out where and how to choose the right frames for your face shape and skin.  How?  just try on a few styles and shapes, pick the one that enhances your features. Where? – Specsmakers . I love their collection and their variety.

Specsmakers , one of South India’s fastest growing optical retail chain with a vision to provide the best quality eye wear products, services at affordable & economical price range is available across 100 stores in India. They offer a large selection of quality optical frames, including many designer styles and prescription sunglasses.

 

My experience

When I walked into the Frazer Town store, I was quite delighted to see their offering. I mean, from basic black to funky neon green, they had frames in all colors!!! You also get free lenses for every frame you purchase. They have no-condition warranty replacements. The staff at the store were extremely patient and friendly. They give you suggestions which are quite helpful to choose the right one for your face type. Unlike other stores, they don’t push you to buy their products and instead educate you on their offering. This approach moved me and was quite a refreshing experience. I tried on a few pairs and purchased a pair for myself.

I think Specsmakers has the latest designs, great quality products at affordable prices.

When I walked into the store, I was quite happy to see the range they offer. I mean, from basic black to funky neon green, they had frames in all colors..! You get free lenses on every frame you purchase. They have no-condition warranty replacements. I tried on a few pairs, interacted with helpful staff and in the end, bought a pair for myself.  Good quality, affordable pricing of latest designs is what I feel Specsmakers is.

State of the art eye testing facility

For those who don’t know, Specsmakers offer an eye testing facility using premium optical instruments by professionally trained optometrists.

Lenses

Specsmakers offer a choice of Single Vision Distance, Single Vision Reading, Bifocal and Progressive lenses. As vision is their top priority, they have a broad range of options for their lens that is thinner, lighter, scratch-resistant and safe. Their super quality and choices along with comfort, safety makes it my favorite brand when it comes to Eyewear.

Free repairs, alignments and adjustments

Spectacles tend to wear out and generally get dusty due to normal wear and tear. To ensure their customers are always satisfied, they offer free adjustments and ultrasonic cleaning for the lifetime of your glasses at any store near you. They will also replace nose pads at no charge!! With ultrasonic cleaning, you can remove the dirt and the dust accumulated on your spectacles and always feel that you own a brand-new pair of eye wear.

   

Love,

Kruti

If you guys know me then you know how much I love working out and traveling. Ever since I was a kid I have been physically active. From playing hockey in school to swimming, running, dancing and now lifting weights, I love anything which makes me sweat. I always make sure to wear comfortable workout gear and shoes.

Same goes for the travel. When I have to catch flights at odd hours, wait at the airport for long overlays, walk from one end of the airport to another to find some vegetarian food, everything is possible when I have my comfortable track pants on.

Even on ‘those’ days I can still do all of that because  New Whisper Ultra Soft  provides superior ‘comfort’.

About New Whisper Ultra Soft:
  • 2X softer that feels extra gentle to skin
  • has special soft pores that drive liquid to the core where it is locked
  • has longer length with wider back for long lasting performance

The New Whisper Ultra Soft (pack of 7 pads) is priced at Rs. 64 and is available in all leading stores. I have used them and here is what I think about it.

My experience with New Whisper Ultra Soft:
  • Easy to carry around in my handbag
  • They DO feel softer because of top cottony sheet
  • They are longer and wider which provided more coverage hence, no leakage
  • Very thin and kept me dry for longer duration
  • I love the pretty pink color

TRLR Rating:/5

So girls, don’t let the periods hold you back. Go and chase yous dreams. Be comfortable and truly unstoppable.

     

Love,

Kruti

After spending a whole week in the office, the weekend is finally here. I want to go out but my tired body wants to stay put. I decide to spend the day snuggling under a blanket, but my utterly cute Labrador comes wagging his tail to wake me up. Clearly, he knows it’s my day off and I am home with him, the whole day…!! He sniffs and touches his cold nose on my cheek as I try to chase him out. But, he has one mantra in life, never give up. I have no choice but to finally get out of the bed.

The day has finally begun and I am getting ready. I go through my wardrobe in search for a comfortable outfit and find this graphic tee from The Souled Store and decide to wear it. I am a die hard coffee lover so every time I wear this, I get excited like a little kid. The tee perfectly goes with my distressed denim shorts and flip flops. I carry The Souled Store tote with me that even my Boomer is obsessed with. I think he found his connection with Shaggy !
We spend the evening chilling and lazing around on the terrace and Boomer was being really obedient. For an over enthusiastic and hyper Labrador this is a rare thing so I decide to take advantage of his mood and get a couple of pictures clicked with him. Whether he knew he had to pose for the camera or was he actually listening to me or waiting for a treat, the answer to this, we will probably never know..! 
The Souled Store has some really cool stuff. Whether you are a friends fan or the big bang or star wars, they have them all. All the quirky prints are available on Tees, mugs, mobile covers, totes and a lot more. I am wearing the Caffeine tee from HERE and the tote from HERE. For the entire collection, you can check out their website HERE .

   

Love,
Kruti

Hello,

This post is in continuation of THIS. I had received this Coolpad Cool1 phone for review and what better way to show the camera quality than showing you a day in my life through Cool1 ? Now before I go ahead, if I have to compare this phone to Honor 6x, then here is what I feel. If I ignore the memory, which is more in Honor 6x, the camera indeed is better in Coolpad Cool1, the processor is more advanced and even battery life is better.

Disclaimer: All the pictures in this post are clicked with Coolpad Cool1 and absolutely no editing done, whatsoever. This is as real as it can get.

It was a beautiful Sunday morning. I woke up early for a shoot. The trench coat was hanging in my cupboard,  I was making myself a cup of coffee while listening to songs on my Coolpad Cool1. Once in a while I do like some music. I did my makeup, put on the fishnet stockings and headed out for a shoot. Once we finished the shoot, I changed  into my comfy boot cut jeans and headed for food. We then, decided to click the second outfit pictures using Coolpad Cool1. I was not very sure but, when we tried it, we realized, the camera was indeed amazing..!!

Coolpad Cool1 looks very sleek and is lightweight. It comes in two colors, silver & gold, I have a silver one. The phone also has a reversible battery which means you can use your phone as a power-bank, when you need it. The best part of the phone is, its battery life. It gives a stand-by time of 450 hours, 120 hours of music or 40 hours of movie playback.

The selfies were taken using the front 8MP camera, in beauty mode.

Clicked in Beauty mode

We went to a place called Yogisthaan and had yummy Aloo paratha, Poha and Masala tea.

Clicked in Pro mode

Meanwhile, clicked a few pictures as well.

Clocked in normal Photo mode

Clicked in Dual camera setup

Look, how green and pretty the place is…!!

Clocked in normal Photo mode

Post food,  we strolled around the neighborhood and visited a park.

Clicked in Pro mode

I love the quality of this phone.

Then on the way home, we spotted beautiful trees with pink flowers so we stopped for a picture. Boy ! Can’t believe it’s spring already……

Look how pretty the road looks…!    From where I stand…..

It was already afternoon, and after a nap I took my boy for a walk.

He loved the camera as well…

Clicked in Pro mode

Clocked in normal Photo mode

A few tricks, for the treat !

The only way to get his attention is FOOD !

Later I went for weekly grocery shopping. And this is how it looks like, well, mostly.

Look how vivid the colors look..!!

After dinner I hit the bed and just like that, before I could realize, my Sunday was over……

I am not much of a party animal and this is how I spend most of my Sundays. I wake up early, eat yummy and nutritious food, spend time with Rohitt & Boomer and go to bed early. You know what they say, it’s not a trend, it’s a lifestyle.

Hope you enjoyed the post. For more information on Coolpad Cool1, you can check out their website HERE. And If you are looking to buy it then, visit the nearest store or just click HERE.

Love,

Kruti