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Life in the Public Eye

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My Favorite Question!

6) QuestionHow do you deal with the world getting a peek into your private life? How do you not let it affect you ?

I won't lie to you. It did concern me in the starting (I wrote about it here) but with time I have gotten comfortable with the idea of having a 'part' of my life in the public eye. I really have nothing to hide. I lead a clean, healthy, simple yet exciting life which I have worked hard to build and I am proud of ... so why not share it with everyone? 

Having my life so open and accessible to everyone, makes me feel quite transparent as a human being. What you see (and read) is what you get! I hope that the bloggers I have met in person will vouch for that - Tamanna, Naina, Upasna, Sushmita, Rukman, Sherin, Suzie, ... Yes? 

Also, I do not share as much about my 'life' as I do about my 'thoughts and lifestyle'. I think there is a difference. I do not disclose my daily routine, or about my family, or even my travel plans unless it is inevitable. But yes, in comparison to non-bloggers, my life is partially in the public eye and god-knows-who-might-be-reading! All I can hope and wish is that if a friend is reading then he/she appreciates my effort and if a fiend is reading then he/she is jealous of my awesome life, to say the least :P [<- That's how I do not let it affect me! ]

Dressed for dinner with my dear friend Neha. 
P.S. Follow her on twitter to get witty updates! ;)





Tee - Banana Republic [11']; Jeans - Zara [11'] 
Jacket - Gift from my Brother-in-law [Guess, 08']
Bag - Stella McCartney [11']
Pendant - Etsy [11']
Shoes - Aldo [11']

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85 comments

  1. love the color blocking. you look great.

    cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  2. You raise an important subject. Probably more than most bloggers, I worried initially about this and gave lots of thought to how much to reveal. I quickly relaxed though for two reasons: first, because everyone was so warm and welcoming and, second, because I want to live openly and transparently. Like you, I have nothing to hide and am proud to display my full self.

    BTW, that a great color-combination. :)

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  3. Such a fresh and bright look. Love it.

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  4. I share your sentiment.. its definitely something to carefully consider!

    Love your BR top babe! I have exactly the same!

    =)

    besos,

    ML
    I'm Back!
    Please come say hello!
    Twenty York Street
    http://www.twentyyork.com/2011/06/i-am-fashion-are-you.html

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  5. The reason for me to visit your blog regularly apart from you being so stylish(i love those pants) and sweet is that you're honest to the core. It's a rare thing and something i appreciate alot.

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  6. NEON TOP!! and i LOVE that bag and your nails
    omg
    too many thing to love in this post

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  7. I actually struggled with this a little bit with my old blog - I literally used it as a dumping ground for all my thoughts - good and bad and looking back now - it probably wasn't a good idea.

    This time around, I'm determined to try and keep true to myself in what I write about and also maintain that level of privacy.

    It's a fine balance though and I think you did it well :)

    Hahah and I love the jeans - great bright fun colour!

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  8. I also share my thoughts more than I share my "Life" - the internet/blogging community can be a warm and welcoming place and it can be the opposite.

    So one must tread carefully, on the other hand, I adore blogging especially with girls like you around to make it a more exciting and creative place;)

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  9. I think I've already said this, but I LOOOOVE your clothes! That top is adorable, I love the bright colours, and that's such an interesting pendant! :)
    Hmm, I think privacy for bloggers is an interesting topic. I'm not sure if I prefer twitter or blogging because I get toooooons of spam accounts following me on twitter that I have to block, which is a real pain, but at the same time I don't even know who could be reading my blog.
    Honestly, though, I can't stand it when bloggers don't share anything - there are certain blogs I've seen that post really nice pictures, but that I get bored of really quickly because all I know of them is their name, that they have lots of designer clothing and that they have a boyfriend.
    Or, on the other hand, the bloggers who, on their twitter account, have that feed thing that also says where they are (4square? dsquare? I forget the name) - it's a little creepy!
    I think you strike a good balance with your privacy! :)
    - Laura

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  10. love ur outfit! the colours go so well together. and great post BTW :)

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  11. As usual I love your color combinations! I am dying to get a pair of colored jeans. Yours are so nice.

    You are right about living life in the public... but this is something I am not too worried about. For one thing, my blog is not mega-popular like Fashion Toast, Sea of Shoes etc, so I am not worried that hundreds of thousands of people are reading about what I am doing. Secondly, like you, I don't disclose much - just what I am wearing, what I am cooking, etc - not what I am doing, where I am going, my daily routine. So I think it's okay! :)

    Leia

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  12. I am vouching for it here! :) I think I was very very happy to meet you and go away with the exact seem feeling of 'I get this/her' as I get from the blog! Considering how people's online/ offline presence can be so different, I think that's a rare attribute, and says a lot about the sort of transparency that you have as a person! - I really appreciate that quality in people.

    Additionally as a blogger, I often get surprised when random people (I didn't think they would) read my blog and I come to know later. But my rule is, I do also share thoughts/ topics that move me, and not necessarily talk about details which I think I'm happy sharing w people that I like or seek an opinion from...I think everyone has their own way of differentiation, and as long as one is comfortable w it, it's fine!

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  13. You're a great advertisment for those coloured jeans, they look fab on you.
    I'm not unduly worried about any privacy issue when it comes to talking about my lifestyle. I enjoy sharing my nights out, trips and festivals with my readers and I get a good response when I do.
    xxx

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  14. Oh i really adore those pants colour with those shoes.. it's so devine..

    loves
    http://wulanasihsetyarini.wordpress.com/

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  15. I think I connect more to your blog (than the other blogs) because you share a part of your life with us ! :)
    I love the mint pants & the chain. Your finger nails and toe nails are doing total justice to your character - full of freshness! :D

    www.arty-heart.blogspot.com

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  16. I really like the colour of your jeans and its nice to hear about you and your life :)


    www.kavisto.blogspot.com

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  17. yes, i think you are quite chilled out person and very transparent!!!

    Love the bag and the shoes are killer!!!!!

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  18. The pretty you! :) Loving that baggggg! :)
    XX

    http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  19. Loved the necklace, Loved the shoes, Loved how your toenails are painted! :) just very pretty!!:D

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  20. I get what you mean by how public or private your life is.. or should be.. I am in a fix myself about it.. After all I went through in the recent past, I'm tryiong to find a way to strike a balance. :)

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  21. Interesting topic! It bothered me too initially.. i was concerned about both my thoughts/feelings and also photos being in the public eye..

    But you get used to it with time.. it doesnt bother me that much now, coz am comfortable with who i am :) And i dont share everything, just a part of my life so thats okay!

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  22. wow you look amazing in your turquoise pants!! The pink and the blue go so beautifully together!!!

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  23. I would give you the same answer as most of the bloggers.
    I have nothing to hide, so why worry???
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  24. Hello Tanvi I've been reading your blog for quite a while now but never commented-- but had to tell you today...not a friend or a fiend but a fan alrite :) I think you are lovely! Cheers.

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  25. Sharing a slice of your life with the world quite left me perturbed at the start too. But if you know where to draw the lines and are comfortable within the demarcated lines it ain't that difficult.
    Infact now i have grown to love the warmth and joy that we as bloggers can spread and also receive in turn :)

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  26. the previous post n this...love the fresh n young look on you...thirties seem to be going even better with you;-)

    and there's a reason why it is a "private" blog...as for attracting the wrong attention...don't non bloggers deal with that anyways too?

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  27. Great post!!

    Sometimes I freak out about what I should be sharing and what I shouldn't. I remember I posted a cupcake recipe because I had been baking that week and a new flatmate of mine wandered into my room and just announced 'I read your blog, I found it by Facebook stalking you, its cool'.

    ERM WHAT?! I was soo embarrassed (I have no idea why as it was only a cupcake recipe) but it was such a shock that anyone I know actually reads my blog. Its also equally cringe-worthy when my mum emails me to comment that she didn't like a post or she disagrees with my way of thinking.

    I guess sometimes you just have to deal, but picking and choosing what you post can be a good idea (especially if your mother is reading!!)
    xx

    flossyblossom.blogspot.com

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  28. I definitely vouch for what you see is what you get with you, Tanvi!
    I guess it is hard for bloggers being out in the open, but I agree: it's more about thoughts than actual life.

    Great outfit. The striped top is gorgeous. And also love the necklace...and the shoes.

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  29. Nice outfit! Love the bag & t-shirt!

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  30. Love the pink and aqua together! The nail colours are just so cute!

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  31. It's such a fine line and I think you approach it perfectly.

    And I cannot express how much I adore this outfit. It's amazing! xoxo

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  32. I love those Jeans and the nail polish too..playful!!
    I think when you are blogging, its very hard to not share a tad too much. We as human beings tend to do that...you of course always strike a balance :)

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  33. more than sharing my own life, I am always concerned about sharing details about people in my life (except my family and few friends whom I can take for granted :P)
    Also sometimes I wonder, if I am being too rude on the blog..else I blog about whatever pleases me.. :)

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  34. I love it when you mix your colors up! Adore those nails too:)

    xx

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  35. I love how you describe your life in the public eye--to an extent! This outfit is awesome. Loving the colors.
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  36. That is a great question! I LOVE the pants and the necklace.

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  37. Great topic, great outfit!!

    As bloggers we can decide what we want people to know and what we don't want them to know. -In real life it's not so easy to avoid talking about things we don't want to talk about if someone asks us.
    I have been doing a few posts that I regretted later, but not because I found them too personal, but because I thought they didn't really reflect me, but just a strange mood I was in when I wrote them.
    I usually think before I post. I'm always more concerned about what people who know me might think than what strangers might think.

    And as for pictures: On my blog people don't get to see any more of me than in the street.

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  38. I too share my thoughts, more than my life. Though at times I think there is more exposure in sharing your thoughts than your life, don't you think? You are letting others into your mind:) Love that pop of color on your pants:):)

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  39. Really great perspective Tanvi! Sharing thoughts & lifestyle is different from sharing your life. I think I personally fall somewhere in the middle. I do share a bit of my life, but I am conscious of my family's need for privacy (even though I am much more open). I just think that what sets blogs apart from fashion websites and magazines is the personal touch.

    Anyway, LOVE this color combination! You look fabulous.

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  40. I can definitely vouch for that! Tanvi is one of the most genuine, positive and just overall lovely people I've ever met! :)

    P.S
    Those pants are yummy!!!

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  41. I adore the combination of the stripe tee with the turquoise jeans! So unexpected and probably my favourite of yours!

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  42. I looooove those pants!! I want a pair, like right now. :P

    And I like your answer about the privacy issue. I feel the same way. Well, when I first started my blog, I honestly didn't think anyone was going to read it, so I didn't mind putting myself (and photos) out there. Then, as soon as I started getting a lot of followers, I was like "well, too late to quit now!" haha!

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  43. Oh wow! What a fun cute color mix! Teal and pink look great, loving the multi color nails!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  44. When I was lucky enough to meet you in person, I found that you were just as fabulous and sweet and funny in real life as you are on your blog. I think you are awesome, but I'm maybe a little jealous too..... you have such great shoes!!

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  45. i love that you don't let giving a glimpse into your personal life affect you when it comes to blogging. like you, i blog about my thoughts and about my opinions on fashion--not really about my true personal life.

    anyway, we are wearing very similar pants on our blogs today hun! loving your top and shoes too.

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  46. YES! I agree :) Your pink striped top is too cute!

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  47. Tanvi,

    I think you have the right balance of how much you disclose in public and what not to say.

    In all honesty, people may brand as a fashion blogger (and you are pretty good at it based on your readership) but I think your non fashion mental faculties are far superior. My point is you know exactly what to say and how much to say and how to say. I never thought you disclose too much. I think you disclose enough to be personal with readers but still keep your personal life private...AND THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT.

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  48. So don't forget to say 'Thanks' on that compliment:)))

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  49. wow! i love your outfit.. & i looove your pretty blog.. and so i immediately followed you.. ;) looking forward for more of your posts..

    really hoping you visit my blog too and follow back.. :)

    Sol

    http://paragonofchic.blogspot.com

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  50. Love the whole look...especially the bag.

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  51. Love the bag !! :)

    Garima
    http://yellowgunpowder.blogspot.com/

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  52. Love the color combination! That bag and those shoes are amazing, too!

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  53. Oh, sweetie...I love how you mix those colours. The outfit looks fresh and fantastic. Love the shoes as well:) Beautiful as always. Kisses and hugs

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  54. I love your answer here. It's true, especially when your blog is public, though we choose the level of what we want to share, there's nothing to worry about & also agree with Leia's point.

    These colours are so beautiful together and love this outfit on you. :)

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  55. I'm loving the necklace, super chic! xo

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  56. Great post and thanks for sharing. Love the striped shirt..too cute!

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  57. Super chic outfit. And yeah I had the same doubts about outfit posts and personal ones too but so far it's been OK

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  58. Pink and teal...It just WORKS!

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  59. your color combination is so good!

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  60. Love the look, wonderful bag. 1st shot is my fave. Xxxx

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  61. love that colors! great outfit,

    hugs! :)

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  62. Ha! The good thing is we can hide what we feel is not for the public and share what we want to... It's the making of a persona. But I KNOW you are just as lovely IRL as in your blog - so no need to hide for you, Tanvi.

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  63. I think as a blogger you need to accept that part of your life will be for all to see. Mine not so much because most of what I do on my blog is of other people. I guess my twitter is a little different. The world is changing and now we all have access to everything.
    FYI love the colour combos.

    Lee
    x

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  64. Just like u said- if u are proud of your life and who u are, there is no reason to hide things or yourself from the public eye... I'm glad u reveal from time to time something more about yourself, it's like I know u for a long time... Even if I don't know u personally somehow I have the feeling I have a fabulous and stylish friend called Tanvi!:) Btw who blew me away with this outfit completely!:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  65. You are such a stunner!
    I am digging the Stella McCartney baggggggggggggggg!!!!
    Ah, you have such an exquisite face!
    xox

    Rosie

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  66. I love that bag!!!!! I also love your color on your nails and your toes.

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  67. Good for you! The turquoise pants are too cool. Take care!

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  68. Hola Tanvi, encantada de conocer tu blog! I like so much your style! I'm following you.
    I would like to have new blogger friends! I'm very happy if you follow me too.
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  69. those pants are such a beautiful color!

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  70. I too worried a little about how much to share on my blog especially when it comes to my family. I have realised though I can share as much as i feel comfortable with. My blog is about fashion so sharing my outfits is what I feel most comfortable with.

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  71. love the outfit!

    Neat post!

    My Lyfe ; My Story

    @MyLyfeMyStory on twitter

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  72. OMG those zara pants are seriously taunting me. MUST. HAVE. THEM. and that tee is gorgeous. love the whole look!

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  73. It definitely is good that you set your own boundaries with blogging.

    Loving your nail polish - just painted my niece's nails in alternating colors today!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  74. I was lucky to get to meet you before I started to read your blog, but I do agree that you come across as a very direct and open person, which is one of the things I loved most about meeting you and reading your blog. You also have killer style too, of course! :)

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  75. Hmmm... I too share my thoughts and opinions but am reticent to share much else... even though I have been rather 'raw' at times and shared things about myself that have even surprised me!

    I certainly don't share details abot my everyday life and I have thought twice about posting images of my life... I have posted inages of some of my children but... I don't know if I'm comfortable about that.

    Have you ever Googled yourself? It's a scary thing! There is no such thing as privacy!

    I love this combination! Just gorgeous! Beautiful colours! Beautiful you!

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  76. How..how..really how do you manage to make pink and turquoise get along this fabulously??

    *take a bow*

    Now you are going to send me shopping on a Sunday evening! :)

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  77. Love the pink and green colour combination so much. That looks fabulous.

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  78. Fun candy nails!

    The brights look nice and what's that lipstick????

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