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Inspiration - Land's End

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A lot of you already know that I had decided to go off sugar for 6 months (less than 2 months remaining now. Woo.hoo!) ... and those of your who don't ... oh well! About time you caught up, eh? ... So anyways, every month I survived without sugar I would announce it to the world, as one of my greatest achievements. So when I completed 3 months and posted another status update my dear friend Surbhi saw it.  

Who is Surbhi? Well, in a short version, she is one of my closest and oldest friend. I met her first time in 1993 and have been dependent on her for my mental stability ever since. She had a baby last year (my first friend to become a Mom!) and hence, has not been able to keep up with my random experiments, like leaving sugar for 6 months, etc. etc. 

So back to the original story, when she finally got a minute away from her toddler to check Facebook, she saw my proud announcement and decided to BBM (Blackberry Messenger, like duh!) me immediately. Since we live in different time zones, I woke up and saw this:

BBM Chat (more like scolding!)
No Hi! No Hello! 
Surbhi - What is wrong with you? 
Surbhi - Why do you keep doing such random things? 
Surbhi - You are absolutely fine. You are thin. 
Surbhi - I do not understand you. 
Surbhi - For God's sake, go eat something. 
Surbhi - I am so fed up of you. 

Now, had anyone else left me this message (or said it to my face) my reaction would have been an *eye.roll* and I would have not cared a damn, simply 'coz everybody just likes to give lecture and talk - yada yada yada - but this particular message made me SO happy. It made me feel all fuzzy in my heart. If I could I would have gotten inside the phone and hugged her. Well, just 'coz it felt so god.damn.good to know someone cared so much. And she wasn't giving me a lecture. She was just being her caring-nurturing-self. 

Then later I told my husband this story with my usual theatrics, and as a proud friend. 
His reaction - "Can I scold you like that sometime?" ... 
Me - "Errmm ... NO!" 

That privilege is reserved for Surbhi :D 
P.S. I love my friends! 

I received this awesome pair of boots courtesy WANTED. Oh! How I love them!!! 
Tired of posing. N.B. I am standing-posing-and-balancing on a 4 inch edge. 
Inspiration - Land's End
Jeans - Miss Sixty [06']
Boots - c/o Wanted [11']
Shirt - Banana Republic [10']
Tee - Banana Republic [11']
Necklace - Gift from Mother-in-law [10']

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76 comments

  1. love this land's end inspiration and you do look just fine. i know you may not feel that way but you really do look great. sweet necklace and striped top!

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  2. ahhh.. that's a sweet story..
    Friends are really very very caring and has the right to scold us.. :)

    nice outfit..

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  3. loved the stripes tee wit the shirt...congrats for the sugar challenge tanvi..u r doing gr8 ms fabulous!!!even i stopped adding sugar to my green tea...

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  4. Aww, that's really sweet!! And yes, hubbies dare not tread into friend territory!!

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  5. Awww! It's so nice to have friends like that. Her scolding messages made me laugh! My favorite: "For God's sake, go eat something." Hahaha :P

    Love this preppy-cowboy-chic look :)

    Leia

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  6. Aww, it's so nice to have awesome buddies! Stopping sugar in my diet would drive me to insanity I think!

    Hope it works out for you lady!
    x.o.x.o

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  7. You went of sugar like not even marie biscuits??
    No fruits?I am really curious!!

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  8. i love the way you have interpreted this look in the last picture and it is always good to have a true friend like yours.

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  9. Awesome boots. And loving the style!
    <3

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  10. Aah love the tee and shirt combo and the boots too!!

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  11. A nice read and good collection!!Just passed by your blog!

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  12. Those boots are amazing! Love them. And the Lands End inspiration is perfect.

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  13. the ripped jeans..and the blue-striped top.. I love that...
    would want to see more of your post..
    follow eachother tanvi???

    touchofawanderer.blogspot.com

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  14. Great inspired look, loving the ripped jeans (and also wearing ones myself at the moment) :) what would we do without friends saying things totally straight to us sometimes :D

    But just so I get this right: are you staying clear of added sugar or also the natural sugar (like the one that's in fruits and berries anyways)?

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  15. Friends are the best :) Love the striped sweater.

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  16. I loved the denims more than the boots :D

    And, seriously, no sugar :| I am tempted now, six hours may be :P

    #_#
    The Blunt Blog

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  17. Nice post :)
    Tee and Shirt combo is super cooool

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  18. I love them boots, so ruggedy rugged:)

    xx

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  19. You left out the most interesting part!Did it(Surbhi's scoldings)work?;-)

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  20. Beautiful inspiration but above all your look!;)) I likeeee stripes!;)
    kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  21. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves! And all those of us who have friendships like the kind you described are very lucky :)

    As if you'd ever go wrong with an outfit! Love the necklace & love the boots!

    Gayatri

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  22. wow Tanvi..you look awesome...:)
    How I love those boots!!
    swarnalidreams.blogspot.com

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  23. I glad you have Surabhi. Yes you are right only very close friends can make you listen.

    My impression about you is that you are head strong person who listens to oneself. So people like Surabhis are very important :)))

    Take care !!!!

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  24. totally fall appropriate outfit...like the jumper..and the boots are gorgeous!!!

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  25. People are shocked by how me and my friends scold each other but true friendship is beyond etiquette and rules, isn't it?
    Love those boots and everything else. Better than the inspiration,a s ever! x

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  26. life is better because of such friends!! :)
    also i know guys don't like being called cute, but the question your hujband asked!! totally cute :D

    Love the shirt-tee combo. Might try when winters officially start here :)

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  27. A TERRIFIC look and I love your cute story. My bff Chris and I are the same way. We use different forms of explicits to show our love and appreciation toward each other. No one else would ever be able to get away with what he does. Those boots are killer!

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  29. I totally LOVED that BBM piece! Very few people have such great friends....they are to be cherished forever! :)

    Poor Ashish....I guess hubby's are always a wee bit jealous of the wife's BFFs! :P

    And those boots are just WOW! <3

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  30. You look awesome! Your friend sounds lovely :)

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  31. 6 months off sugar? that's really admirable of you! I adore the necklace under the collar look, you've recreated it perfectly!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  32. You are my role model. No sugar for 3 months. That's just the thing I need.

    Will try to follow you on FB.

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  33. I always like when you show your inspiration! I've been on the hunt for a pair of jeans that are ripped up just a touch - did you buys yours like this or did you do it yourself? Just curious!

    Fab boots! You'll get a lot of wear out of them as temperatures cool!

    Santina
    http://stylebysantina.blogspot.com/

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  34. Ha that's adorable!!! So sweet that your friend cares so much. Kinda reminds me of something that just happened to me. J & I decided that we are going to try a vegan gluten-free diet actually starting today. And we were telling my family about it on Sat and they had all of these questions like wth are you doing that??? It's so random. Blah blah blah blah. And I actually got mad at them and snapped saying can't you just be happy and supportive that I want to do something good for myself? After that I kind of felt badly because they were just being concerned and such. But oh well, here goes nothing :) xoxo

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  35. i think you captured the Lands End vibe exactly in this outfit! and what a funny story about your friend and husband!

    cute & little

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  36. The only people in my life who can say that is my mom and probably 4 of my closest friends, for rest they should be ready for some swear words!

    You lookin' all Gangsta with those ripped jeans! Do a hip-hop ensemble next time, it'll be fun! :D

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  37. that's so sweet!!

    love your boots:) btw, u look HOT

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  38. Loving your inspiration and as always your style. A good friend is precious indeed. Xxxx

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  39. That's what friends are for (and siblings)! It's great she shows that she cares and I'm SO IMPRESSED by your no-sugar follow through.

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  40. You cannot go wrong with stripes! Great boots! You look lovely as always.

    Thanks for linking up with Monday Mingle!
    http://www.glamamom.com/2011/10/mode-monday-twirling-weather.html

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  41. wow!!! This would be a good way to test my willpower! The most I have done is going without chocolate for a month :)
    And nowadays I have generally reduced my sugar intake coz my dentist literally scolded me to stop eating so much sugar, or else I will lose all my teeth ;)

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  42. looks like you have an awesome friend there :)

    One can never go wrong with stripped tops isn't it? Love it!

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  43. i was wondering why no update on sugar ji from so long...i sooooooooo salute to your resolve girl!

    you are a one woman wonder that has it all-style,sense,determination,wit... alright I would let the mutual admiration society rest for a while:-)

    and if i had your BBM pin i would have messaged you the same-but i know someone is gearing up for December to indulge;-)such an awesome read this is-made me feel all fuzzy too:-)

    and no one's really complaining as hot gets hotter:-)

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  44. love friends like that! and great outfit.

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  45. awww..Isn't it amazing to have one of those say-it-like-it-is friends :) Love the post..And love your top :)

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  46. Only really close friends and sisters can say things like that and get away with it. She sounds like she truly cares about you

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  47. You do look absolutely fantastic! But what a thrill to go off sugar. I have been keeping my carbs to a bare minimum - MAYBE one serving a day if that, and I feel so MUCH more fantastic. Sugar, on the other hand, well, I still have my ice cream every night...

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  48. The boots are awesome! YOu look great....and thanks to Mr. Fab for taking fab shots :-)
    Meetu D

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  49. Great look! That necklace is very Marni. xo style, she wrote

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  50. Aww, so nice of your friend!
    Loved the look totally!

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  51. super cute boots, love the inspiration, and seriously already 3 mos with no sugar? How do you do it? I can barely go a day. Congrats..that's great discipline!

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  52. I love your look - especially the boots! Very cute.

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  53. i would really like to give up sugar for 6 months. not sure i can make it tho

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  54. Like the look very "preppy meets biker chic" btw did your husband also gave up sugar??
    if not, do you still have sugary stuff in the house or is yours a sugar free household?? just curious :)

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  55. I couldn't imagine cutting sugar out of my diet...go, you!
    I love how you layered this look, and that stripe shirt is a classic. Have a great day!

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  56. I NEED to get off sugar for 6 months. Who am I kidding? That is not happening.

    xo,
    C

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  57. 6 months w/o sugar is an achievement Tanvi.. Hats off to you! I can cut off chocolates and desserts from my life but I can't have my coffee w/o sugar.
    I like your tee and the necklace paired with the shirt. Your tee looks more like a sweater.. damn cute. I am tempted to try this look now.

    Take care :)

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  58. luv the necklace
    n i totaly agree with u....some privileges are just meant for some special frnds....
    My boyfrnd of 7 years can't still boss me around the way my best frnd does....

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  59. I love it that you knew your friend and you didn't take it so personal, why cause you know her heart. I recently lost a friend from doing such a thing. She stated I don't want her to be happy. It was so absurd, but hey if she doesn't know me, we aren't real friends.
    Love your boots by the way:).

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  61. Those are cute boots! Congrats on giving up sugar, thats no easy feat!

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  62. love the story, the boots and the balancing act!

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  63. wow that's quite the feat! I think it's great! I love sugar! Cute boots ;)

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  64. Hahah I love this. I went off sugar too for three months and it was SO hard at first. My body actually had withdrawals for awhile. I am so glad you're going strong!

    Love the boots and the inspiration :)

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  65. Hi Tanvi, Just happened to come across your blog...was hooked to it, forgot my office work :P And I should say you are an amazing women!!You are fearless!!!like the thought of kids of having kids until you actually want it!!Being so blunt about it..is something which I really like it!!Being an Indian and in USA, I have always fought with the thought!!Thanks

    And ya you look great, your personality shines in whatever you wear which makes you stand out!!Kudos..I am a follower for a women who knows her mind!!

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  66. Ooh love that top! It is heartwarming to hear that our friends care and I appreciate it when they keep it real with me!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  67. You look adorable! Love the statement necklace and way to go on the boots. Super cute.

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  68. I've thought of giving up sugar but decided life wouldn't be worth living!

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  69. awesome look! dying to wear my torn jeans sooon!

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  70. Oh god i love ur boots! amazing.. loved u blog babe

    xoxo
    www.thefiercediaries.com

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  71. love different designs and shades of purple!! too good!!

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  72. OMG you've been off sugar for 4 months, go you!!!
    It must be nice to have such a good friend in Surbhi, she seems cool :).
    I LOVE your outfit, the (v. cool) necklace and boots go so well with the striped top!
    - Laura

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  73. AWWWWWW......

    And i love Surbhi too! Because she said it! ;-)

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