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Inspiration - Eva Mendes

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I dislike to be in a situation where I cannot say what's on my mind and yet I have to wear a smile on my face. That's the worst scenario for me, personally. For example, when someone asks my opinion about about something they have already bought (and clearly like it a lot themselves). Now why would you torture me like that? Clearly I cannot say I don't like 'coz I do not want to hurt your feelings or get into an unnecessary discussion. And I cannot say I do like it ... well, 'coz I dont! So here I am, hanging my head down and desperately trying to change the topic or hoping for someone to enter the room, so that I am not forced to answer that question. But that seldom happens. I end up taking one of those routes and hate myself for opening my mouth at all! 

Anyhooo, this is one of my favorite Maxis. I got it from London last year. And have worn it a number of times. This time I paired it with a belt from one of my other dresses. This idea was inspired from Eva Mendes. 

Frolicking around in Alexandria, Virginia 
Maxi - French Connection [10'] (Not FCUK)
Slippers - ALDO [07']
Pendant - An Etsy Store [11']


Inspiration - Eva Mendes [Sometime in December 2010]

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86 comments

  1. this floral is amazing lady! i love the aqua belt!

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  2. I know this feeling. And I relate to it. And I think I love this look, esp the belt!

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  3. Looking lovely. the belt looks perfect with the dress. errr i just wish you had worn different footwear, you have sooo many fab ones :)

    www.kavisto.blogspot.com

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  4. hahaha... its a dilemma to answer such questions...
    I love the look , belt added to the maxi.

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  5. i love this outfit. love the addition of the blue belt.

    cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  6. Maxi dresses are so in, i plan to make one soon!

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  7. You look absolutely lovely! I love these 'inspired-outfit' posts :)

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  8. Great outfit! The maxi is simple but pretty, and the belt takes it to a whole new level!

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  9. Haha, talk about awkward moments, for some weird reason, my life's filled with them :P YouYour dress is so similar to hers, but yet you've managed to give it that Tanvii touch! ;) You look super, as always :*

    http://www.whengeekmetchic.blogspot.com/

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  10. Tanvi, I LOVE this outfit of yours! Definitely brighter than Eva's because of that very happy-looking blue bow!

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  11. Super cute outfit tanvi, and i love how u combine colors..the sky blue belt is perfect!

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  12. Love the outfit! u look so pretty!! :)

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  13. u luk lovely lady n that lill personal touch u add to your outfits sums up the sense of fashion......regarding giving opinion part it is really iffcult but i guess we all go thru this part ........

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  14. Oh my! This is one of my favourite outfits from you!
    <3 <3

    Maxis all the way!

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  15. amazing look :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  16. <3 the belt <3 very nice combo tanvi. I am bit spprehensiv when it comes to maxis. I am 5'7 but still feel like I might just drown in them. You my friend, on the other hand, have carried it out beautifully :) yet again!

    I came here for the pics today..haha

    Have a fab week ahead!

    xoxo
    Anusha

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  17. Loving this! Maxis are the way forward, I think, even though it's too cold here in the UK for us to enjoy them fully. Still, gorgeous!:)

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  18. lovvvvveee the print. i so want to have a maxi dress.. looking very pretty.. :))

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  19. I officially HATE my figure now!! Wish I had one as slender as yours - it's so perfect for these long flowing silhoueetes......which I can never wear! Sigh!! :(

    Ok. Enough of the self-criticism. You are looking HOT. Hotter than Eva Mendes, if I must say so! :)

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  20. I hate being in that situation as well. Although, I can't lie properly, so you can always tell my real opinions by the look on my face.

    That's such a pretty dress. I love how you added the blue belt as well.

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  21. Adore that maxi and the blue belt with it is divine!
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  22. You look wonderful Tanvi! I love this outfit!

    Leia

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  23. So fabulous! Definitely one of my favorites!

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  24. Beautiful Tanvi...and that belt, a nice splash of color. I haven't gone the maxi route yet, but perhaps it is time:):)

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  25. So cute, I love the makeshift bow belt:)

    xx

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  26. OK this might be one of my all time fave looks! You look even more gorgeous than Eva! :)

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  27. Hi Tanvi,

    admire your dressing style a lot.
    i was wondering if you could help me with some suggestions on which places to shop in london. this is my first visit and i would be staying in downtown london. Just like you i have great fascination for shoes.

    thanks

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  28. opps i am using my hubby's account to comment.Dont get shocked by the name on the comment.

    Pinka

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  29. looks so pretty on you! i still have to find a maxi that looks decent on me.

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  30. Eva indeed.. Love this print dress on you
    Lee x

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  31. Ooooohhhh!!!! Lovely. And the bow-tied belt is an inspired touch.

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  32. Love the sash idea. Might steal that from you and Eva :)

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  33. Love the belt..The colour, the style..everything..:)

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  34. the belt goes so well with the dress,I also liked the last combo you made with the cardi

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  35. Love it! That maxi is so gorgeous, and the belt is just the right color to pair with it! You look fabulous! P.S. I also hate when people ask about something they already bought. Such a sticky situation!

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  36. Tanvi,

    Caught with all pending posts. When am I going to be lucky to taste those delicious PRANTHAS? Unfavorable Feedback is more important as it gives you insight for improving. So that was the secret of keeping fit. Your trainer is really good to keep you on toes. I agree such situations are very tricky as neither one can say negative nor positive. So the only way out is to look for something diplomatic.

    Take care

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  37. Eva Mendes is THE most beautiful woman in Hollywood hands down! Great inspiration and I love the blue belt!

    I hate when I am in that situation as well. Or like when someone says "wow, I love your outfit" and you look at them awkwardly and say "yeah, I love your . . . hair clip!"

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  38. I'm going to copy this look asap! Love the bright asqua belt against the floral maxi, they work together perfectly. You look every bit as lovely as Eva!

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  39. I like this twist (blue belt) on the maxi dresses. As versatile maxi dresses are already, paired with a nlue belt just adds a nice touch :)

    xo Nav
    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com

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  40. You look fabulous in maxi dresses and I reckon you look better than Eva, too.
    My friends always take me with them when they buy new stuff, they say my honesty is brutal! x

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  41. This is why I love your blog! You turn simplicity into style! I would've never thought of wearing a belt with a maxi.

    And about those awkward questions, I just tell people what they want to hear. Except my friends and family. For them, I'm at my brutally honestest!

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  42. This dress is gorgeous..love it!
    -Ellie

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  43. This dress is gorgeous..love it!
    -Ellie

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  44. i do like the bow belted on the maxi.
    when i'm in a situation like that i find it best to just say something like 'oh i'm glad you like it' and try to find one thing about it that i do like, i.e. the color, the length, etc.

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  45. loved loved and loved the outfit on you..

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  46. gorgeous print on that dress. I often do the same thing and just tell someone that wretched thing they just bought is great and then I feel like crap about it.

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  47. gorgeous dress - love the backdrop too.

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  48. love how you paired it w a lighter colored sash! ♥

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  49. That belt looks spectacular with your dress!

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  50. I can totally relate to those awkward moments..Ha!!
    Love the maxi dress!! IT literally flows on you..great fit!!
    The belt definitely is a great add-on.

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  51. YOU belted it BETTER!! :D

    the 4th pic - OMG ♥

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  52. the print is soooo nice :) i absolutely loe these inspiration posts! love to see ur take on things :D

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  53. I don't like to be put in that situation at all either. Sometimes you just have to say what you feel without sounding rude or mean. You have to think to yourself... Is this their style? Can they pull it off? Just because I don't like it doesn't mean this doesn't look great on others. Unless they honestly don't then as a friend you should tell them. Is this something I would wear? And if not, why not?

    This is by far one of my favorite looks!! This maxi is unbelievable and looks amazing on you! Love the belt.


    xoxo,
    Mel

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  54. Loving that print. I have a shirt in the same print and I want that dress!!!:) You look amazing and fit! BEAUTIFUL

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  55. I love maxis! Yours looks so lovely with the belt dear. -xo

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  56. The blue belt really makes the look!

    And I don't mind giving a trivial compliment if that's what someone is looking for. It makes them feel good and it costs me nothing, you know? It's not like I'm the one who has to wear the ugly whatever-it-is they bought. I don't take stuff like that seriously...

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  57. Um, I read your title and my eyes automatically went to the photos and I thought you were Eva. I'm kind of amazed I never saw the similarity before. You could be sisters! :)

    I actually love your outfit better than Eva's. Hers is gorgeous, but your big blue bow stole my heart. I love it. xoxo

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  58. Maxis aren't my cup of tea,I feel so overwhelmed in them but you look super chic in this one!And your honesty is one of the many qualities I respect you for. So,don't stop giving your 'honest' opinions on everything even at the risk of pissing people off!For one,you sugarcoat it with just the perfect dose of sugar and bitter chocolate.And second,it's what sets you apart from others.So,why bother?;-)

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  59. Love it! Eva Mendes always look stunning!

    :)
    xx

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  60. I can so relate! I'm a pretty blunt person and it's torture to be in a situation where I can't speak my mind, but have to put on a happy face. Oy

    xo,
    C

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  61. can relate to that feeling.. i am just learning to be patient and smile away in such a situation with outsiders.. if its the case with my mom or any one else from my family i just say " dont know whether its good , but its not that bad.. " .. lol.. and they get it..

    that's a lovely outfit..you look beautiful ..

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  62. Job well done Lady! Looking great... and thank you for your sweet note last week. xo

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  63. You are absolutely rocking this outfit! You look so stunning and chic. I bow to your outfit-styling prowess :)

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  64. I love this look! It's very Eva Mendes - adore her style. I love what you did with the sash, I'm definitely going to use that sometime. ;) And I can definitely relate to that feeling; it's frustrating when people ask your opinion on something you don't like. I don't like to give criticism so it's very hard when people want my honest opinion! But I always try to say, if they like it then that's all that matters. Personal style is about personal taste!

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  65. The belt is a great addition. Still waiting for the perfect maxi to find me !

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  66. hye Tanvi ..... ur Maxi dots and small flowers r look awesome ...and ur blue belt boo is so beautiful .......
    http://fashionstyle-pk.blogspot.com/

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  67. DAANG girl! you NAILED this! In the second photo you look so much like her. LOL. Crazy.

    I love the floral, and I LOVE this posting idea.


    Amber
    Ambersmouthwash

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  68. I love the inspiration pic & your interpretation! Casual yet a little different

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  69. That feeling is so true. Love the belt! Gorgeous color.

    http://andiheart.blogspot.com/

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  70. Super chic, Tanvi! Might it be possible that you haven't worked in an office or attended business meetings for a while - I guess calling it diplomacy is the nicest word.

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  71. You are so stylish! I love all of your outfits but this one is one of my all time favourites! I love maxis and the bow detail works so well.

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  72. that maxi is gorgeous!! btw loving your idea of putting raita on a sandwich - i'll have to try it!

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  73. hot, hot...doing full on justice to the look:-)

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  74. I am very happy I dont have to hang my head and pretend here as this look is so, so fabulous. And the light in the shots is wonderful. Beautiful post. Xxxx

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  75. Great maxi dress and AMAZING yogurt dip recipe. Looks so tasty! xo style, she wrote

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  76. love your blog!! following you now-come visit when you get a chance :)

    xxo, dany

    http://lovesprettythings.blogspot.com/

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  77. Oh I love the print on the dress, and that luvly blue belt...looove that color!

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  78. The workout video....was...was...WOW and oh so motivational!!

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  79. It looks so beautiful..maxi is gorgeous!

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  80. The belt looks so good on that dress!! You look good in everything you wear and your poses are just awesome :)

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  81. Oh Tanvi I love these photos of you. You look stunning, what a gorgeous dress.

    xoxo
    Dena

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  82. Haha!! I have the same problem..you have to beat things out of me if it's what you want to hear...politically correct, polite blah blah is HA.R.D!!

    Sweet maxi!

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  83. The pairing of the dress with the blue sash is an awesome idea. You look so long and lean in this. Very elegant silhoutte.

    I have the same issue when people ask me my opinion after buying clothes. If the tag is still on, I give them an honest opinion otherwise I try to give the most politically correct advice. Sometimes people will stop me in store and ask me advice, then it gets very diffcult to say that will look terrible on you!!

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