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Never Good Enough

1:01 AM

Do you ever look back and think you were so naive 'back then'? Every couple of years later I mull over my actions and/or beliefs from few years back I invariably reach the same conclusion - "I can't believe, how naive I was!

I consider myself to be relatively smart, realistic, and even intelligent if I may say so myself. However, looking back I never think I was all that intelligent. I could have always done things differently. Done them better. Or find foolish of myself to believe in some people or trust them for their words. It is not regret. It is a mere analysis and after math of what goes on in my head. I am never happy with the 'past me'. The 'present me' always gives the 'past me' that aggrieved nod which you give someone when you cannot believe they could have been that disillusioned. Well, it is not 'quite' as dramatic as my writing makes it sounds but you catch my drift, don't you?

Also, for last couple of days I have been going through my initial outfit posts, and honestly I find them so lame! Poor photo quality, weird angles, just not post worthy. I knew they were not the best quality of pictures I was putting out there but of course I didn't think they were that bad up until now. I hope I don't think about my current posts in the same light next year! Here's to a better 'future me'.  

This is the outfit I wore yesterday, when I went to attend a blogger's event. More about it in up coming posts. 






Jumpsuit - Silence & Noise [10']; Shoes - BCBG [08']
Wrap - c/o Stripedshirt.com 
Ring - Charlotte Russe [10']; Bangles - India [11']

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81 comments

  1. Aah Tanvi but celebrate and appreciate the journey! You are who you are now because of the person you were back then. You have learned from your experiences and mistakes. Your blog is what it is today, a success, because of those baby steps you took to start a blog and share your style. But you did not remain stagnant. You improved, you grew!

    I think you should send some respect to your younger self! Hindsight is always 20 20 ;-)

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  2. haha i love the way you write T!
    Loving your jumpsuit and booties!

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  3. i've been following you since some time now and i have to say you certainly have come a long way tanvi....but that is always a good thing. it means that your style and blog are constantly evolving and as is amply evident by your increased fan following its all for the better!!

    that jumpsuit is uberawesome...im getting myself one as soon as im back to my normal shape ;))

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  4. lol! I feel the same way about our older posts. But I tend to enjoy the 'rawness' it's what makes you better now.
    Love the jumpsuit!

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  5. You look really cute. Sometimes I also feel that way...and I think, really? Esp. when I do other peoples makeup, because I have learned sooo much from when I first did anyone's makeup...and I expect to learn more...

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  6. You are looking fabulous gal as always!! Frankly speaking, more than your pics I like your analysis about yourself, surrounding and world view. It does not mean your pics are not good.. Sure they are!! But for me your writing stuff like "sone pe shuhaga"!! Keep it up!!
    Though I read occasionally and comment even rarely but still your blog is one I try to come across ones in a while..

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  7. i know what you mean!

    somehow even am in a reflective mood today! And yeah i already find both my outfit posts rather boring.. and i just started!
    But i think thats the only way you can grow or evolve... unless you have a certain bechmark from the past and in the future.. you wont know where you are at present!

    Did that make any sense?

    Love the jumpsuit! i remember it from one of ur old, old, old posts!

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  8. That's the beauty of blogging, you will always improve year by year:)

    You look super cool in this outfit!

    xx

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  9. what are ur wearing on ur naiiiiilsss! and i love the bag

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  10. Tanvi my dear, I think what you are feeling is totally natural. I used to feel the same way all the time, but more about my work - i.e. essays I wrote, speeches I gave, etc. At the time I would think they were the best I could possibly do and would feel proud of them, but looking back I would think, "ugh, horrible, how could I even turn that in?!"

    Just know that WE, your loyal readers :), didn't find any of your outfit posts lame. I actually feel that way about most of my outfit pictures especially because I don't have an SLR (yet!!), and when I zoom in or try to capture details I'm left feeling very frustrated. Anyway, we just work with what we have at the time, and continue to improve!

    Can't wait to read all about the blogger event :)

    Leia

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  11. you are who you are now because of the trials and tribulations that you go through to get to where you are now. no regrets.

    on the other note, i'm loving the outfit and pictures.

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  12. well, i guess we all do the same...i do that too often....but in my analysis im not always naive!!...maybe im a bit easy on myself..but i guess the years give us all the experience and wisdom, and the remembering past gives us not only the chance to improve ourselves but some good memories too!!!!

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  13. Love your nails color.
    Great blog.Follow and hope you follow me back. Kisses

    www.kdcloset.blogspot.com

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  14. Faaaaahbulous. :) I"m going to steal those booties and run away. REAL SOON.
    *Hugs*

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  15. you look awesome in the pics and ur jumpsuit is really cool.. specially the belt.
    I have been following you since few months.i have seen ur old post too and i loved those too. As the we or fashion or technology changes, our taste for everything changes. Thats the way we grow.

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  16. It's but natural to evolve......that's a good thing right? On a personal note, I wince at some of my earliest posts, so I totally get it!

    Loved your jumpsuit &that necklace is so pretty!

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  17. All of us change/evolve with time. But as far as I remember you have been always good...

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  18. I feel the same way about my initial pictures but all our mishaps and errors make us the strong women that we are. I can't believe you'd ever look lame. xxx

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  19. I know what you mean! But that's what life is about-evolving and growth(which your blog has done a lot:-)). Love the outfit too(as always, and i mean that:-)). Thanks for your well wishes too the other day. Have a lovely Sunday! XX

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  20. You look fierce!!! Very chic :)

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  21. Okay i absolutely love this look on u tanvi..the ring is super cute and the jumpsuit is gorgeous..

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  22. this is a stunning outfit. i love how it looks on you.

    i don't think you should worry about how you were in the past and look back at yourself as naive because i think that's just how life is for everyone.

    and i'm sure a year from now i'll be looking at all my outfit posts in the same way, but i think that's just me trying to find a way to criticize myself for no reason.

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  23. You look great. Hope you had a wonderful day at the bloggers event. I must say I am very glad I wasnt a teenager when facebook kicked off. Xxxx

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  24. You look so fantastic and chic.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  25. You absolutely rocked the whole look babe!! Lovely jumpsuit! :)

    And yes...we do tend to look back on our past actions & turn up our noses....but then, I guess that's coz we mature with every passing day & of course our present actions are more matured as compared to our past ones!!! That's life in a nutshell...

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  26. great outfit!
    xx

    http://charlesbgoode.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow Tanvi the Jumpsuit is really perfect! You look so gorgeous!

    ♥ Verena-Annabella

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  28. I guess the mistakes we made when we were naive make us who we are today.
    The jumpsuit looks really good. The bag looks amazing. I love it.

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  29. ..present is what we hold..and maturity comes with age and experience...
    loads of idiotic things I did in my life ..But now it s different..
    I see myself as more experienced person with age..!!

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  30. We get you, girl. Celebrate all aspects of yourself! Love the outfit. xo style, she wrote

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  31. You got it all figured, as long as you cherish the present.

    You look fit and fabulous. Going to check some of your older fitness posts for inspiration.

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  32. Wow, you've put into words pretty well what I feel whenever I look back at my undergraduate years! But I like to think those dumb mistakes led me where I am today. Sometimes I can't help but fantasize about how different things would've been "had I known better." But you know what they say...hindsight is 20/20 :P

    Love the jupmsuit...and might I add you look in great shape! Perhaps the fittest I've seen you since I started reading your blog! :))

    - Devie

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  33. I'm sure everyone goes through these insecurities once in awhile, but honestly, you are so fierce and amazing!

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  34. It's the journey that makes it all worth while but yeah, I have those moments too! You rock this jumpsuit, Tanvi. The belt, the shoes, everything fits so well

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  35. oh babe .. i do the same thing .. cribbing about what choices I made , how I dressed about and I think I will do the same thing 10 yrs down the line.. so it kind of goes on,,

    P.S.: you looking dapper as usual..

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  36. Hi!! I liked reading your reflection, it made me think, but sometimes when I look back, for me, it's hard not to regret certain things...

    On another note, I really like the jumpsuit & the booties!

    Bye!! ;)

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  37. I love the wide waistband on your jumpsuit and those shoes are killer. You look so fabulous!
    I find most of my early photos cringe-worthy as well, but we all have to start somewhere. I often dont even link back to those shameful early posts, even if theyre relevant to current outfits. I try to pretend the first 6 months of my archives just dont exist :) But isn't it nice to see how far youve come!?

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  38. Looking lovely as always - very cool jumpsuit! Isn't it funny looking at old (even one year old) pictures and posts? Oh how we change!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  39. you look fab with that jumpsuit..

    love
    http://wulanasihsetyarini.wordpress.com

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  40. ur not the only one hunny... i go back to my posts and feel the same way..even with my old non blog photos..hehe..and yes next yr u will feel the same way..thats called growing and learning along the way..cheers to getting better at everything in life!! mwah darling..u look fab!!

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  41. Fabulous! You look stunning & taller!! :)
    I'm in love with your bag !
    Keep posting !! :D


    www.arty-heart.blogspot.com

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  42. The jumpsuit is fabulous and its okay to dislike your old posts...I think it's about getting better. If you check out Cup of Jo's first posts there nothing like what she posts now and she has tens of thousands of followers...Your a work in progress...we all are

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  43. Tanvi I do the same thing. I always mull. And I have even considered deleting my oldest posts because I just dislike them that much.

    But honestly I have to ask myself, what's there to mull about? We learn from our past and that is the beauty of growth. We have to credit our past for our present ;)

    BUT you seriously look hot and I wish I could come to fun blogger events with you. Love the jumpsuit!

    Xo,
    Erika
    www.styleactivist.com
    @StyleActivist

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  44. My dearest Tanvi let me tell u something more...:) First of all thinking about the past (my past) makes me to feel EXACTLY the same like u,i'm almost never satisfied with the way i did things.But i don't want to be caught in the trap of the past so i have one thought on my mind-"Be proud of your past,no matter how it was,so u can make your future far more better!"!It's important to learn on our own mistakes,when it comes to fashion and style as well,so we can improve ourselves!U upgraded your style and blog a lot,and u will continue to do it in the future,i'm sure!;) One stylish and gorgeous person like u can only work that way!:)
    many many many kisses
    p.s. sorry for the letter!:Dlol
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  45. i could have totally done without my fringes back in college :(

    and you my lady:) those aviators!! sizzle !!

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  46. I always do that! It always hits me to think that 'I was so naive'. But strangely not for pictures. I've discovered in 5 yrs bad pictures (then) become vintage (now) and are thus special! :)

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  47. I totally know what you mean. I consider myself intelligent with my head on my shoulders, but when I look back I can't help thinking "oh my gosh did I really say/do that!?" But, I've learned from every single one of those horribly embarrassing situations! On another note, this outfit is fantastic! Can't wait to hear more about the meetup!

    -Ellie

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  48. Love the jumpsuit. It looks great on you. You're always on the leading-edge of fashion.

    I feel the same way looking back at earlier posts. It's a sign of our growth. Be proud of how far you've come and are continuing to go!

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  49. You looked great Saturday! I encourage you to look at it in the positive light of how much you have grown and will grow to be the best 'future you' possible :) You are going to continue to do great things in this blog space and others I'm sure of it!

    So very nice meeting you!
    Mallary, The Unique Closet

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  50. Aah tell me abt it! But dont we all grow up for the better. :) Thats what we call evolving....love the pics and the funky accessories.

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  51. The jumpsuit is fabulous tanvi..
    I want your sunglasses
    lee x

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  52. The jumpsuit is just wow!!!

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  53. Love this look! One of my favorites so far. You look so stylish!

    PS: How do you use the bathroom when wearing a jumpsuit? Sounds complicated!!

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  54. Love the entire outfit!!! Don't be so hard on yourself. I think you looked great in past posts even since the begining!:) Happy Monday!

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  55. I've yet to try a jumpsuit after posting about wanting to for nearly two years...I think you're pushing me toward finally doing it!

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  56. Where is the bag from? Cool outfit!! very hot!

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  57. I think every girl went through the naive phase! It's completely normal.

    Your outfit is amazing. Love the romper.

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  58. Hey Tanvii,

    You must be wondering about my sudden appearance her no? The thing is for about 4-5 months now your site wouldnt open on my laptop...every time I opened it, my system crashed badly! Yes, it was that bad and if at all at a rare chance it did open, the pics would take like 5 mins on an avg to download! Can you imagine having to deal with that and to make it worse, you being a much admired blogger, I couldnt read you!! Arghhh. I havent read your blog in ages and have so much to catch up now...last night I decided to check again if the problem persists but as is obvious your new teamplate etc seems to agree with my comp, and I am sooooo happy to be back girl! I was high fiving my little toddler and hubby in excitement... :)

    My mad mommy brain didnt think of emailing you with this issue, I mean I should have just emailed you for some insight na! ...has anybody else reported a similar problem yet? Another blog i am having problems is with kiran sawhney's...maybe I should email her too..

    loved your post but loved the first comment from c'princess more...how nicely she puts it...
    now lemme go see what u have been up to.
    cheers
    harshika
    dubai

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  59. ah love the title of your blog, so funny. anyway. you know how to work with accessories. i am a huge fan of those bags, love the belt and the ring. it is all about the details girl and you know it

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  60. so what's the solution? coz for some it's gotten to the degree of regret! how can one make sure that they don't feel like wanting to live this life once again and doing things a lot differently...

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  61. I think that its all about evolving and growth. And you do that for sure!!! I totally adore your fashion sense and the amazing trend combinations you post about. Love that outfit...Stunning! Happy Monday, sunshine

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  62. Isn't it wonderful that blogging is quite an education for ourselves, too? I always liked your style, Tanvi, but it's great to see your style evolve and change.

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  63. OK first of all I LOVE the new look. I know it's been a while but I was out of commish on vacay :) Secondly, I LOVE this outfit! It's everything I love all combined into one fabulous look!

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  64. Love this post. I like to think I have my life in order all the time, then look back on my less fabulous moments. It makes us stronger!

    XX!
    YvonnaLivianna
    a-toutlemonde.blogspot.com

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  65. Love the writeup, the jumpsuit and that ring!

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  66. These are nice shoes.

    windowshopz.com

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  67. Hey, if you don't look back and feel any sort of twinge, then you're probably not getting any better, right? I think you need to change the way you're looking at it. It's not a sign of past failure, it's a sign of growth! Glass half full, over here.

    Love your sunnies!!

    xo, Ashley

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  68. Hahahah, I do the same thing. Love the jumpsuit.

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  69. that belt is simply FABULOUS! love it!!! NEED IT!! haha

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  70. I completely feel the same way about my old posts Tanvi. So let's get to the good stuff-I LOVE the outfit...so chic, stylish and just perfect. Can't wait to hear more about the blogger event..those are always so fun!

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  71. what a fabulous belt! i love the color scheme of your outfit! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  72. Loooove this outfit! You look so hip. :) I adore the sunglasses and the jumpsuit, especially.

    I also agree with you on looking back at old blog posts and cringing. I don't consider myself that much different from two years ago but some of the posts I did were so lame, haha. xoxo

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  73. thats exactly how i felt yesterday. i thought of my past actions and everything and i was embarased hehe :)
    i love your outfit. you look gorgeous and i think the quality/pictures/outfits/you look perfect :)
    im really loving your bag

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  74. I have seen this outfit before - right around the time I started following ur blog. Liked it then, love it now:-)

    I agree with "I cant belive, how naive I was" thought..I wish I sold some on my stocks:-(

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  75. we will always look back n feel the same..we could be better...that's life n don't u worry about the future u looking down at this you..this you rocks:-)

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  76. WOW~ hottie alert!

    I complete relate to the "I can't believe, how naive was" and my past sometimes goes back to even the YESTERDAY!

    everyday is an evolution.

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  77. So funny because I had the same thought about my blog the other day and just how BAD my first photos were! As a perfectionist this drives me nuts, but I like to try to think of it as a celebration that I've gotten so much better at blogging! (yeah for improvement) Just think where we will be this time next year. Rockstars. :-)

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