Life's Motto No.293 | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

Life's Motto No.293

1:01 AM

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Embracing Autumn and it's colors...
Neck-wrap - UO [09']; Owl Necklace - Etsy [10']
Tights - Falke [10']
Wearing (2) (19) (29) from My Picks: 30 for 30

Whenever I mention to someone that I am originally from India and an immigrant in the United States, their first question [and rightly so] is, "Do you miss home?". I am never able to answer this question without a 5 second pause [which of course at that moment seems like an eternity!]. If I said, "No!" I would sound like a heartless bit** or someone who doesn't get along with her family. If I said, "Yes!" it would the other person in a sympathetic frenzy towards me which would annoy the hell outta me. Of course, there have been a certain Poha incidents in the history of this blog, which make me miss home. Festivals, weddings and family get-together can few incidences where I would wish for a millionth-of-the-second that I wish I was there ... But for the most parts, I would like to believe that I live in the moment and do not really miss anything. 

Life's Motto [#293] - What I have is the best, and where I am is like heaven! ... so there is no question of missing anything else. However, now after many such experiences, I have found a suitable answer which neither makes me look like a heartless bitch nor a pity-magnet. Here goes - "I am used to it now! And I visit home often!" Who cares how often I visit, at least they got a satisfactory answer and we can move on to other things now ... 

P.S. The only reason I said I looked drab yesterday was 'coz I was with zero-make up and that outfit had no experimentation or mixing-n-matching! It was, as simple as it gets! Right? 

P.P.S. Also, I appreciate that all of you ignore my spelling and minor grammar mistakes 'coz I know they exist. My BFF & Husband point them out to me whenever they think it is safe to mention it ;) 

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41 comments

  1. U look fresh like a daizy and that neck wrap is gonna get stolen magically from your closet very soon.About that question people throw at you,, even I have been a victim and I have answered excatly the same you have mentioned.. I visit home like everymonth coz Its 3.5 Hours(yayaieee)

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  2. I love that neck wrap - the colour is gorgeous. That owl is soooooo cute. I'm seeing it everywhere & I WANT IT!

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  3. I LOVE this look!! It is beyond fabulous!!!!!! Very very fall, super cute and super chic. That skirt is perfect and the owl super cute!

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  4. you look very sweet darling, I really like the colour of your skirt! x

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  5. I really like the skirt you are wearing :) Cute!

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  6. I wish I cud live in the moment everytime! :)

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  7. Love the rich colour of the tights and scarf on you and that skirt's a great shape. Spelling and grammatical errors? I'm too busy admiring you to fret about trivia! xxx

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  8. My parents are immigrants (from Germany) and it always startles me how rude people often are to them. In my opinion, it's not polite to ask people "where are you from?" and other personal questions. I admire that you've been able to handle such inquiries with grace.

    Oh, and great skirt!

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  9. Looking an Angle!
    Neck wrape is gorgious.
    Its so obvious that we all miss home,food and our own ppl.We need to enjoy wherever we are at present.

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  10. What a lovely warm-coloured outfit!
    I sometimes get a bit pissed off when people ask me the 'do you miss home' (or worse: 'are you going HOME for x-mas') question because it implies that I'm just a temporary visitor. To me HOME is where I live and I have to remind myself that most people have not lived in different places from childhood on and really find the idea to live somewhere else difficult.

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  11. What fun shoes and with the colored tights!

    Ahh yes I try to live in the moment too! Many of us miss our family home but home is where we make it right?

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  12. You never look drab to me my dear :)

    and I LOVE your colour play in your outfit :)

    Kisses
    J
    xoxo

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  13. Love love this look..Everything looks so chic!

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  14. I loved that necklace when I saw it in store, it looks even more amazing on :) I love the outfit!
    xo

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  15. I love the neck wrap and your skirt!

    You are looking very cute !

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  16. Oh! The way you mix colors.......am gonna give you a Nobel for "Perfect Color Mixing" very soon!!! :))
    LOVE the beautiful shades you've brought together.....the skirt's "les chic"......& the owl's super-cute! Also, I have ma eyes on the neck wrap..... ;)

    Lots of love...

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  17. love the color of the neck wrap!! I have been debating buying one of these but looking at how smart it looks on you, I might test it out..You have really mastered the art of mixing and matching outfits and colors!!

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  18. Tanvi, girl you hit the nail right on the head. Yes to your thoughts.

    yes to the outfit as well.....Im wearing my scarf wrapped tight around my neck as well..very influenced! (I usually like it european loop style) :)

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  19. Great outfit, I like the mix of colors with the skirt and tights.

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  20. i'm glad you brought this up...i just cant imagine living so far from home. but, i would like to try living in a different city or country at some point in my life, and i think your outlook is the best to have! live in the moment!!! :D

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  21. the outfit is cutesy..i have a pair of brown leggings and a corduroy miniskirt and u juts gave me idea to mix and match them up!!!

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  22. You look sooo beautiful and chic! I love everything you have on.

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  23. Oh I try to live in the moment too and not miss things. I've lost too much in life to not think that way. {Didn't mean for that to sound too dramatic but it's true. LOL}

    And loving this outfit. That skirt is fab!!! xoxo

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  24. love the colors of ur outfit Tanvi...so perfect for Fall!

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  25. This outfit is lovely. It sings fall to me, which I adore. I think it's the colors and the simplicity of it all. I wish I owned a skirt like that one. It's beautiful. That necklace is also equally fab...sigh. :)

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  26. Yea, being an immigrant myself, i get that question all the time too(even more so because i have an accent so i can't hide that i'm not really from here:-)). Anyway, love your outfit and that dash of purple! XX

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  27. I like neck-wrap and the owl necklace :)

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  28. I love that motto..."what I have is the best, and where I am is like heaven!" Perfect. You could just use that as your response to that question!

    Great outfit - that scarf and necklace are the perfect finishing touches! I especially love the scarf... a lot... it looks nice and warm and it's currently FREEZING at work!

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  29. So cute! Absolutely love it. Especially the shoes.

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  30. That's funny my hubby points out my grammatics as well! Is that even a word! lol. love it ;)

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  31. I really like the tights they really transform this relatively simple outfit. I have a plum colored pair of tights that has been sitting in my drawer for literally 4 years. I'm scared of them. No idea what to do with them! I need to get over it and start wearing them. I could absolutely wear something like this for work.

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  32. I get asked the same thing and I've worked out an answer that'll keep everyone happy. Another question is 'Where are you going to settle down?' And my answer to that is 'I don't have to choose between 2 countries since I can spend time in both'.

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  33. Love the outfit. The colour of the skirt is brilliant!

    That is a great answer to the question. I get asked that question too even though I'm clearly born and bred in the UK and rarely go 'back home'

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  34. after seeing first pic in this post i totally forgave you for last post's drab look ! :P
    with bangs u look charming...without them sharp.. i like both !

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  35. LOVE the purple accents in your outfit!!! I think this has to be my second favorite outfit on you..the first one being the shirt dress one!! you look beautiful!!

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  36. new blog follower ♥

    what a great outfit that skirt is so adorable!

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  37. I think I can put this outfit as down as one of my favorites... I JUST SIMPLY love the purple..

    Keep the fringe :-)

    I think when we are happy, any place is heaven and obviously when you are doing what you like..so enjoy the HEAVEN you have made :-) (we are enjoying ur blogging heaven!)

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