October 2013 | Tanvii.com - Indian Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

White Denims For Fall/Winter

I tend to wear jeans a lot more in fall/winter than spring/summer purely due to the favorable weather to do so ... but apparently one can't wear white after Labor Day. But then what if you really love white denims like I do? 'Coz I really do.

Besides the fact that these have a great fit, they have also proven to be as versatile as the original denims. I have paired them with solids, prints, contrasts and the combination has worked equally well for all of them. 

While picking white denims always go for a thick fabric, as the other kind does not do anyone any favors. You can experiment with fabrics and colors, prints and pattern. Metallics and neon colors look exceptionally good with white denim. Black makes a very bold and classic statement. The most important thing to pay attention to while wearing any sorta-white-clothing is the: under garment. They should be skin-tone and of the right fit themselves. 

I hope this was of some help. 

GAP Cardigan, GAP T Shirt, GAP Jeans, Tanvii.com
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Windy Evenings


Why did we ever let comments become a thing? Like seriously.

As much as I love social media, I cannot help but ignore the fact that it is a double-edged sword. Just like that all the coward-illiterate-ignorant people have found a way to voice their opinions and in turn fill the world with their venom and negativity. And while we are on the topic, let me just say I have not missed the comments on the blog, for a single minute since I closed them back in March 2012

Yesterday I came across this ad by Tanishq on Mehak's blog and then out of curiosity I started reading the comments below the video. O! Boy, was I mindfcked! It is unbelievable how some people can interpret an advertisement as religious, sexist and national agenda. It rose a lot of questions in my head: Are we THAT incapable of appreciating things at face value? Why can't Indian (South Asian) men make a point without name-calling? Why is anything remotely progressive such a threat to some people's existence? Why is divorce such an issue? Lastly, how is it that all of the trolls commenting missed the sweet and touching message and instead caught the "supposed" underlining issues which weren't even there and I am quite certain that the copywriters didn't think of them for a moment while creating it.   

Nonetheless, I am glad that 90% of the comments were sensible and positive but it is the other 10% that were downright offensive and repugnant that bothered me. And then there were some, completely ignoring the heated-unsavory-debate and just self-promoting their own YouTube channel. Those were my favorite *sarcasm.intended*


Anyhoo, I had quite a trouble taking these pictures as it was supremely windy that evening ... but I was stubborn that I HAD to get the outfit shots ... 

... so here we are! (:
ASOS Tank, Crazy & Co. scarf and earrings, BCBG Shoes, Tanvii.com

ASOS Tank, Crazy & Co. scarf and earrings, BCBG Shoes, Tanvii.com

ASOS Tank, Crazy & Co. scarf and earrings, BCBG Shoes, Tanvii.com

ASOS Tank, Crazy & Co. scarf and earrings, BCBG Shoes, Tanvii.com

ASOS Tank, Crazy & Co. scarf and earrings, BCBG Shoes, Tanvii.com

ASOS Tank, Crazy & Co. scarf, BCBG Shoes, Tanvii.com

Tank Top - ASOS [10'] Similar
Skirt - via TxSC Swap [13'] Similar
Shoes - BCBG [08'] Similar
Earrings - Available now: buy here
Scarf - Available now: buy here
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Scarves Galore

I don't know about y'all but I love scarves. Come fall and there is rarely an outfit which I wear without a scarf ... like here. 
Anyhoo, I wanted to update everyone on the great collection of scarves I have recently added on Crazy & Co. website. These have too been designed by my talented sister-in-law. Grab them before they are gone. 
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Weekend Nuances

No matter how much I try I never get all the tasks on my to-do-list accomplished over the weekend. It is like a never ending battle. I manage to get all my work done but no play or I get some work done with a little play ... 

... either way I am left with one of the two feelings: discontentment or guilt (of having my priorities right). Then I start thinking that when did weekends become about work? Oh. Wait ...I know ya ... right from the moment I became a god-damn-adult! 

Continuing with yesterday's post
French Connection Dress, Sam Edelman Shoes, ONA Bag, ASOS Earrings, Tanvii.com

French Connection Dress, Sam Edelman Shoes, ONA Bag, ASOS Earrings, Tanvii.com

French Connection Dress, Sam Edelman Shoes, ONA Bag, ASOS Earrings, Tanvii.com

French Connection Dress, Sam Edelman Shoes, ONA Bag, ASOS Earrings, Tanvii.com

French Connection Dress, Sam Edelman Shoes, ONA Bag, ASOS Earrings, Tanvii.com

Dress - French Connection [13']
Shoes - Sam Edelman [13'] Similar
Earrings - ASOS [10'] 
Ring - INPINK [12']
Camera Bag - ONA [13'] 
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Brunch With Friends

There is nothing like starting the day with a hearty meal. Even better if there is good company involved too. We went back to Guenther House for brunch on Saturday. Their new menu was better than the last one. And I took pictures to prove my point ... I am already craving breakfast while typing this post ...

Guenther House, San Antonio, Breakfast, Tanvii.com
Cherry Strudle
Guenther House, San Antonio, Breakfast, Tanvii.com
Coffee Cake
Guenther House, San Antonio, Breakfast, Tanvii.com
Guenther House in the background
Guenther House, San Antonio, Breakfast, Tanvii.com
Grilled Chicken Burger
Guenther House, San Antonio, Breakfast, Tanvii.com
Vegetable Sandwich
Guenther House, San Antonio, Breakfast, Tanvii.com
Club Sandwich
Guenther House, San Antonio, Breakfast, Tanvii.com
With Gayatri
Hope y'all are having a good weekend too!
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February 2013 in Review

Continuing with the recap. Here's what I wore in the month of February on the blog. 

P.S. As for the results from last week: I was kinda surprised that #4 was the most popular outfit among the readers. Personally #5 was my favorite in January.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7


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Telephone Jacket, anyone?


For the past 15 years I have been a sort of Indian-tradition-ambassador among my social/professional circle. From high-school till today curious people approach me about Indian culture, our festivals, clothes, yoga … and what not.

Some of the recent questions I have answered:
  •       How does the caste system work?
  •       Is Sri Lanka close to India
  •       Do you celebrate Christmas in India
  •       Why do you fast on Karwa Chauth?

Initially I did not mind. I still don’t. Except that now it has just gotten old. I mean I personally Google everything (y’know!) … I like that people appreciate my culture, all I am saying is that may I need to start some-sorta-classes and charge people for the information. Wouldn’t you agree?  


Telephone Jacket, Crazy & Co., Lace Skirt, High Boots, Diwali Collection Half Moon Earrings, Tanvii.com

Telephone Jacket, Crazy & Co., Lace Skirt, High Boots, Diwali Collection Half Moon Earrings, Tanvii.com

Telephone Jacket, Crazy & Co., Lace Skirt, High Boots, Diwali Collection Half Moon Earrings, Tanvii.com

Telephone Jacket, Crazy & Co., Lace Skirt, High Boots, Diwali Collection Half Moon Earrings, Tanvii.com

Telephone Jacket, Crazy & Co., Lace Skirt, High Boots, Diwali Collection Half Moon Earrings, Tanvii.com

Telephone Jacket, Crazy & Co., Lace Skirt, High Boots, Diwali Collection Half Moon Earrings, Tanvii.com

Jacket - Available: buy here
Tank - Calvin Klein [06'] Similar
Skirt - Gift from Megha [06'] Previously worn here. 
Bangle - From India [12']
Earrings - Available: buy here
Boots - c/o DMSX via Donand J. Pliner [12']

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Purple Saree Shenanigans

... so the festive season has started back home. From now till February (probably) I will be in constant disdain as I would feel 'left out' of everything and secretly despise everyone having any sort of fun (back home) ... And that is that! 

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree, Indian Festival, Belsi Collection, Crazy & Co., Tanvii.com

Saree - From India
Jewelry - Available NOW on Crazy & Co. [13']


Click here to see all the posts I have worn a Saree in!
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On Repeat

Do you listen to a song on repeat till you are sick of it? I do, too! 

Mostly, I am a 'one' song listener. I do not have playlists. I have single songs on repeat till I know the lyrics of the songs to the 'T'. After listening to it on loop for the minimum of 10 times I promise myself that, this time I will change the song once its over ... but then I miss that window of two seconds between the song ends and restarts. And once it starts I am physcially incapable of changing or hitting stop/pause. The song has to complete itself. The only reason I will stop the song is an unwanted intruption such as reaching work, or a phone call or an appointment, else I can promise you the song will go on forever till I cannot stand it any more or another song comes along that catches my fancy. I am often amused by myself as how I am a prisoner of my own compulsion ... You know what I mean? ... Anyhoo scroll down to see which song I have been listening to on loop ...

Elie Tahari for Nordstrom Top, GAP Jeans, JustFAB Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Belsi Collections, Tanvii.com

Elie Tahari for Nordstrom Top, GAP Jeans, JustFAB Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Belsi Collections, Tanvii.com

Elie Tahari for Nordstrom Top, GAP Jeans, JustFAB Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Belsi Collections, Tanvii.com

Elie Tahari for Nordstrom Top, GAP Jeans, JustFAB Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Belsi Collections, Tanvii.com

Elie Tahari for Nordstrom Top, GAP Jeans, JustFAB Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Belsi Collections, Tanvii.com

Top - Elie Tahari for Norsdstrom [13'] Similar
Jeans - GAP [12']
Shoes - c/o JustFAB [12'] Similar
Necklace - Available NOW on Crazy & Co.
Bangles - From India [11']


This is the rendition I have been listening to on repeat for the last 2 weeks. 

Isn't her voice the sweetest thing ever! 
I am totally rooting for Caroline Pennell in The Voice this season. 
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January 2013 in Review

I know what you are thinking. "It is only October. Why are we re-capping the year already?!?!" ... Well did you realize only 12 weeks of this year are remainging? (It went by fast right?) Well, anyhoo ... I thought I would start now and post this once a week, 'coz back-to-back re-cap posts gets quite annoying. Don't you think?  ... and if you had missed a post here's your chance to check it out and if you are up-to-date then cast your vote (just for fun!) and let me know your favorite outfit from January 2013.  
Vote, January 2013 Recap, Tanvii.com
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

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Subtle Autumns

27 women in and around my life have had babies in the last 2 months. TWENTY SEVEN! (Yes, I actually bothered to count) Can you imagine what my Facebook timeline and Instagram feed looks like? Baby pictures and new-mommy-shennagians. While I am SO happy for them (I am. Really!) but I desperately need to escape to the land where I can respond without using the phase "awwww" or "oh!" 

In other news there has been REAL Fall (Autumn) in Texas year, at least so far. The cardigans and boots are out. Something tells me winters are going to be harsh. I am not looking forward to that AT ALL. 

Banana Republic Shirt, Skirt, BCBG Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Coach Bag, Tanvii.com

Banana Republic Shirt, Skirt, BCBG Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Coach Bag, Tanvii.com

Banana Republic Shirt, Skirt, BCBG Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Coach Bag, Tanvii.com

Banana Republic Shirt, Skirt, BCBG Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Coach Bag, Tanvii.com

Banana Republic Shirt, Skirt, BCBG Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Coach Bag, Tanvii.com

Banana Republic Shirt, Skirt, BCBG Shoes, Crazy & Co. Necklace, Coach Bag, Tanvii.com

Shirt - Banana Republic [10'] Similar
Skirt - Banana Republic [13'] Similar
Shoes - BCBG [08'] Better
Bangle - From India [12']
Necklace - Crazy & Co. [12']
Watch - c/o Caravelle by Bulova [12']
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