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Too Mature for my Age?

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Have you ever known a girl in your school days and said, 'Oh! She is mature for her age!" ... and always had that tag attached to her? Well, if yes, then you would know what I am talking about. And if not, then welcome to my world - I am that girl!

For the longest time, since I can remember I was always considered to be 'too mature' for my age. I didn't know if it was a good or a bad thing. All I remember is that it was never used in my benefit. Being 'too mature' meant having to be the considerate one, the understanding one, the bigger-person one, ... you see, so far no benefits, right? But now looking back I realize what it might have actually meant... 

I always believed whatever my parents (or family/friends) told me about their experiences. Like my Mom would often say, "Enjoy your childhood. These are the best years and you will miss them when they are gone." And I believed her. I never wanted to grow up (still don't!). My father is known to share his pearls of wisdom about life and work and I have always been an attentive listener. And I have many such memories of learning from my grandparents, aunts and uncles and hanging on to every words they said. So I guess, I learnt from their experiences and became 'too mature' for my age. 

Still unsure whether it is (was!) a good thing or a bad ... all I know is that I might have been 'that' girl once upon a time, but right now I take immense pleasure in behaving immaturely seldom *wink*


Dress worn as skirt - ASOS [10'] 
Tank - From Delhi [06']
Shoes - From Amritsar [11'] 
Necklace - Gift from Mom [10']
Bangles - Gift from Mom [09'/10'/11']
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82 comments

  1. Love the "Indianness" in the outfit! :)

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha

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  2. Hmmm... "too mature"...it was once used as a euphemism for a girl trying to be a woman physically... as in sexually!!!!!!!!! I know that's not what it means here!!
    Otherwise I think that would be quite a compliment..."too mature" means you act with wisdom not irrational behaviour... however... growing up is different from getting old. I know youthful 70 year olds and old 25 year olds.

    A HUGE diffrence between grown-up and groan up!!

    ...but I do understand why you would say it wasn't to your benefit... that's the responsibilty wisdom bears.

    I hope that you (and I!) never lose your youthful spirit... I doubt you ever will.

    Now on to more important things :)... these images are DIVINE!!! I love your hair and jawline!! I have athing for clavicles and jawlines! Beautiful Tanvivacious!

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  3. all the pics are great but I loveeed the first one,too mature!!! I also heard those words but never for me only for others who were supposed to be good examples for me.

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  4. Nice skirt! The necklace is pretty funky too!

    Maturity is boring at times, so drop the tag at times be immature like you said in your last line.

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  5. I adore this outfit so so much - the skirt is gorgeous, I love the pattern!
    Maturity can be good but so can immaturity, its important to let loose and be crazy =) xoxo
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  6. ha! this is so amazing, just the day before my school friend Vishal who I keep mentioning tells me 'I am too mature' unlike other ppl. He meant it as a compliment, but I am not sure it was useful to me. I yearn to be immature sometimes, but it's not like you can go back on what u hv learnt :) Also, love the whole look!

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  7. I get that a lot too,even though i never understand why people have to pass such judgments in the first place! Oh well take it in your stride and walk away is how i deal with it!:)
    Your hair is so pretty T,im looking at them with an eye of envy.

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  8. simple yet so chic outfit :):)
    i agree with the above comment! being matured is important but sometimes its nice to let loose and be a crazyyyy...its fun!!

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  9. You look fabulous in that skirt, mature for your age or not, my dear Tanvi.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

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  10. Love your outfit, Tanvi. People always tell me I look young but act mature...so maybe that means it evens me right out to my actual age? Regardless, being "mature for your age" is always a good thing in my book!

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  11. aah!!..with me it's just opposit..have been considered 'looking' young for my age always..even when i was doing masters in college, people used to take me for a school girl!!!

    as for my personality, i guess im younger for my age!!....as all my family and friends tell me!!!

    thats a nice skirt!!....somehow this particular print of ethnic skirt does not look flattering on me!!! so i always stay away....but its looking damn good on you.

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  12. I liked the 3rd picture tanvi! :D
    Hahah, even i was considered too mature for my age in school, even now in college.I don't really do the things that my friends do in my age, which is weird,but yes, i am happy being like this ! *Hi-five*
    :D

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  13. I am always considered the 'too mature' one, because I don't drink, don't enjoy clubbing, am terrified of theme parks and am a bit quiet around new people. How do all these things define me as 'too mature'? I don't understand, I don't think them too unusual qualities...
    I play air hockey until I can't lift my arm anymore, enjoy frolicking in the sea with a frisbee and wear the shortest shorts possible when the sun comes out with Ray Ban wayfarers. Do these mark me as too mature for my age?

    Thanks for posting!!
    xx

    www.flossyblossom.blogspot.com

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  14. I had been acted sometimes to matured and sometime to childish and i am still the same. Sometime i think a lot even on the small things and the other time, i say, let it go and enjoy the life.

    The dress look beautiful as a skirt.

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  15. it's refreshing to see you i flats, somehow I always connect you with heels.
    Love this dress :)

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  16. Ah! Joothis my favorite :) great combo tanvi. Loved the outfit!

    Back then I was the immature one. So nice to hear about the mature side of the tale :D

    xx
    Anusha

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  17. I think I was the same as you. As a child I was a wise old soul, never naughty and loved nothing better than shopping and spending time with my grandparents and their friends.
    It was worth it as they've long departed this world.
    These days I act like someone at least twenty years younger now.
    Love your hair in these pictures and those beautiful muted colours. x

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  18. I was pulled kicking and screaming into adulthood. My mother said the same Enjoy your childhood.....sadly I was not wise beyond my years. Looking back I wouldnt want to a teenager again but equally I still dont like the aging process. Now, my younger sister has a lovely take on this, which is "I am happy you are getting older cause it means you are still here". I need to live by this, says the girl who has cried on her birthday since she was 15! Anyway as always love the shots that go with your post. The lighting here is great. Xxxx

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  19. Yes Beta! You had been a matured child----
    Neat& Tidy,
    organised,
    Indepent,
    Full of confidence,
    Took good care of your siblings at the age of 6.
    Little stuborn:):):)
    They all meant a complement.
    Love you always.

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  20. Subtle beauty in the outfit. Nicely sophisticated.

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  21. You look gorgeous Tanvi, love the ethnicity of the style:) I believe I was one of the "mature" ones too and sometimes still am:):) I don't think I can let my hair down fully.

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  22. Oh, I never want to grow up either! Where's the fun in that:)

    love the print of your skirt/dress!

    xx

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  23. such a beautiful way to express the "i am mature 4 my age" thing........n your outfit is lukin fab as usual!!

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  24. There's nothing wrong with being wise and mature. Loving that second picture of you!

    xoxo,

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  25. It's surely a good thing...I've always wished for this...'had I been more mature then, things would have much different'...listening and believing well-wishers, yes that does it and some of us are still learning that!...I won't mind being too mature if I can look back and say 'no I won't change that action'...funny part is I got this too a couple of times in my teens!...but only 'self' knows better!

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  26. Oh Tannu! Tell me about it. I was known as the overly mature girl, not because of any good reasons at all. I was known as the mature girl because I knew more about stuff that I was not supposed to know about apparently. I was 'over-smart' as my many 'aunties' like to put it. Still immature and loving it dear. Life's too short to be responsible all the time. "Fultoo Desi item lag rahi ho" and I mean it in a very good way. ;-)

    Love.
    http://diptea-esque-ish.blogspot.com/

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  27. i've always been that "too mature for my age girl" and as a result my friends were always much older than me. I don't see anything wrong with that, but i can also be a big kid too:-). Loving your outfit and those bangles are lovely! Your mom has great taste:-). XX

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  28. Oh, love the new header too:-)

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  29. Nice skirt and amazing bracelets!!
    Being mature can be hard at first but actually is always a good thing!

    makingfashionnotwar.blogspot.com

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  30. you look like such a delhi belle in this outfit, that dress/skirt looks like something you'd find at fabindia!
    Enjoy being immature while you can, I know I do:))

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  31. I was always the girl who people said was very mature for her age, too! I think in the area that I'm from, it was definitely a compliment, but I still know what you mean. P.S. Those bangles your mom gave you are gorgeous! Missed reading your blog over the last couple weeks!

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  32. Love the way u hav accessorized the whole look. And yea i can totally identify with wht u hav written coz that was me!

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  33. I can totally relate. My dad isn't in the picture and I am the eldest child in my family so I've always had that motherly role. I also had my first son at 18, so I had to grow up quick! I think it is definitely a good thing. It brings wisdom, gratitude, responsibility and compassion. Enjoy yourself! I love this skirt on you. You are such a gorgeous girl!

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  34. I have been gone for a while and you changed the header of your blog! I like it! Woot! Love the out...very ethic and chic :)

    http://totefullofveggies.blogspot.com/

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  35. I was also told I was very mature for my age...not too mature though, it was never qualified like that!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  36. You're mature and beautiful, there are so many benefits to it rightttt there! :)
    Loving the new header btw :)
    XX

    http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  37. Do you want to know something? I'm the same as you!!! Always have been, most likely always will be. Love your ASOS dress/skirt :) xoxo

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  38. Lovely shoes!!! Me wants!

    I grew up really quickly and took on a lot of responsibility as a 9yr old.... which is probably why I behave so immature at times and totally revel in it!

    x.o.x.o

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  39. Those shoes are amazing! I, too, have always been the "mature one," my mom always says I was never a kid, always just a little grown-up, in a kids' body! :)

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  40. i think it is a good thing that someone calls you "mature"...it doesn't mean that you're old, but people see you as responsible, sensible, intelligent...well, in some ways better than others! i like it when someone says that to me, here in malta, it is a very positive comment!

    lovely photos, you're beautiful!

    jos xx

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  41. Your mom was right about enjoying your childhood because when you get older you have to act grownup and it's no fun. I still don't like it to be completely honest, Lol. ;)

    Lovely bangles and skirt.


    xoxo,
    Mel

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  42. it's a good thing because it's a gift that not many people have.
    i'm loving today's outfit.

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  43. It's always fun to be the immature one. I still haven't grown up!!
    This is one of my favourite outfit of yours. I love the dress and how well that tops goes with it. And you hair/make up looks fab.

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  44. Perfect jewelry and your shoes are killer!

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  45. beautiful skirt Tanvi. Like you I was referred to as mature for her age...but I really find myself acting immature at times. I love being a little girl when I'm home like right now, behave like a 12 year old and have my parents spoil me.

    x

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  46. Nice outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  47. There is nothing wrong with being mature. Especially if it simply means you are intelligent, level-headed, kind, and intuitive. ;)

    I think your skirt is just gorgeous. My mom has a very similar Indian one from the 70s which I borrow all the time. Hehe.

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  48. i've always been too mature for my age as well! what can ya do!

    loving your indian shoes :)

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  49. Such a pretty outfit that really suits YOU!
    Just stumbled onto your blog today...I'm your newest follower!
    You are adorable!
    --Lee Ann

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  50. I do recall hearing that often in India but not so much here. I love seeing Indian prints like your dress everywhere. You've paired it well with a t-shirt.

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  51. I believe in the expression, "You're as old as you feel." Act accordingly. ;) xo style, she wrote

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  52. Those shoes are amazing. I'd love a pair and all your bangles. I love that these photos are in the woods. I'm glad your enjoying your your youth.

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  53. Hi Tanvi!!! Hope you're doing great ;)

    I really like the accessories in this post, your bracelets and the necklace are really nice!!

    I also connect with what you're writing, actually one of my friends once told that she thought of me as her older sister and we're the same age!

    Big hug!!

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  54. Hi Tanvii, the layered bracelets are simply superb...nice rustic feel to the whole outfit, thanks for ur recent comments on my blog..much appreciated!
    Enjoy the immaturity (unleashing ur inner child) from time to time...:))

    Love
    http://klassystylefiles.blogspot.com

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  55. Like the look...Indian chic!
    :-)

    Your hair's grown long-very pretty!

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  56. "Enjoy your childhood. These are the best years and you will miss them when they are gone."

    these words got me thinking over and over again about my childhood...

    and love your outfit ...so chic in an indian way...feels great to be back blogging and commenting on your lovely posts...

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  57. Hmm.. i was always mature and sensible for my age. But being the youngest in the family gives me a chance act like a spoilt brat whenever i want! ;)

    Love the gorgeous necklace!

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  58. love your shoes and bangles! very nice.
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  59. Wow..that is so Indian chic:) love it and absolutely love your hair..!!

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  60. Absolutely crushing on your hair :) The entire look is so Indian chic!

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  61. Oh I've always been that girl. I can't even tell you how many times I've been dubbed as "mature" for my age. Sureee.

    Love this outfit, you look great!
    -Ellie

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  62. Trust me,I know what you're talking about.I've been there,sweetie!I was always 'that' girl-reading books considered inappropriate for my age,watching movies with 'A' tags,sharing stuff with my friends that they didn't know about,enlightening them with all my sex-education gyan!When I think of it now,it was kind of fun because I enjoyed ALL the attention!Love your jootis anyway!

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  63. I do think you are a very rare and wise person.:)
    I love your hair! It looks amazing! I actually love these pics from head to toe!

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  64. Love this outfit! You look great!

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

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  65. I got that a lot growing up, too. I think it's because of having a crappy kind of childhood, boo hoo, but it kind of stunk every time I did something immature because people who always got EXTRA mad because it was "out of character" even though I was still just a kid. Alas!
    I love that skirt!

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  66. love the outfit and idea to wear dress as skirt, it looks great and btw i got a lot "too mature for age" growing up.

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  67. i find that you have a very good balance of maturity...not that you are too mature. example, you have more wisdom than other people your age, but you know how to be fun and not take yourself too seriously.

    love the bangles and your cute tattoo.

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  68. I think you're just right! : ) And that skirt is lovely.

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  69. Oh, yes, people have totally said that about me, except they keep including the letters "im" before the "mature" part. Weird, right?

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  70. that necklace is amazing!!!

    xxx Ylenia | Longuette

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  71. that necklace is amazing!!!

    xxx Ylenia | Longuette

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  72. I like you just the way you are...mature with a side of saucy!

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  73. Like always awesome shoes! juttis are my foreva fav.s :)

    And yes yes your mom has beshtest choice. :) :)

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  74. its really nice to know more about you .. and you look great in that skirt and the jootis.. drool drool drool...

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  75. Do I know that girl.... TANVI I AM THAT GIRL! I always say I am 19 going on 35 cause I am wise beyond my years. Which I love because I would rather me a bit mature then childish and lost in life. However, I do realize that because I am young I will make mistakes and I can because I have my whole life to grow up and learn from them! Great post love! You are a wonderful and fabulous person regardless of your age!

    XX!
    YvonnaLivianna
    Yvonnalivianna.blogspot.com

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  76. Your wooden bangles are fantastic!

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  77. Love that look!! Great bangles from mom!

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  78. LOVE the bangles! And you have quite a sexy look here.

    I was always the perfect one...because I did exactly everything I was told...I am glad I am not that girl anymore...although it was good for me at the time.

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  79. necklace ATIII SUNDARRR

    the mature one ha? i think it's great . you're sorted. at least you don't get to hear "GROW UP" all the time even by people younger to you! hah. (ya i am THAT girl)

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