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June 2014 in Review

June 2014 in Review, Tanvii.com
Top Row: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Bottom Row: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
We are half way through the year! Wow. 
It has been a year of growth and changes so far. Neither can I complain about. I have been really happy with all my experiences so far. Last two months have especially been exciting. I am looking forward to the next six months now. They have a high standard to live up to. 
Sartorially speaking, it has been a 'classic Tanvi' month. THIS IS ME: Skirts, Shorts, Salwars --> A little bit of everything. Do let me know your favorite in the comments below!
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Three Ways To Style Burnt Orange Shirt

Three Ways To Style Burnt Orange Shirt, Tanvii.com
1 / 2 / 3 
This is one those purchases that you do not realize you would use as much as you end up! I have recently been reunited with this shirt again after nearly three years. I am quite excited to wear it again! 

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Indian Fusion

I have realized that whenever I have tried to change myself for others (or their conveniences), people have only ended up hating me more. It is so much better to be myself. At least then I do not end up hating myself. 
It is also a fair-playing-field, if you know what I mean! 
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan, White Jeans, fibi & clo flats, chandelier earrings, Tanvii.com
Kaftan (previously worn here) - Gift // Other Options
Jeans - GAP // Other Options
Footwear - c/o fibi & clo // Other Options
Clutch - Crazy & Co. // Similar
Earrings - ASOS // Other Options
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Skin Detox

How to get glowing skin, revive dull skin, Skin Detox, Tanvii.com
Sometimes, like our bodies, our skin needs a little detox support. 
There are thousands of ingredients in beauty products, and although I don’t want to be preachy, I do hope we all become way snobbier about which ones we allow on our skin and which ones we discard. Here’s some tips for letting your skin take a break while still being well cleansed/moisturized and how to clean up your act around your bathroom counters. 
Another reason is sometimes our skin is reacting to products we’re not even aware of. Allow your skin to naturally balance itself, then slowly add products that truly polish, protect and regenerate rather than just aggravating precious skin cells. We know you have every intention of looking your best right down to the last breath. It takes a little work along the way. 
This is a 2 week plan. Pick a weekend to start so you ideally don’t even have to wear make-up for a couple days. Maybe host a ladies’ movie night so you still get social time without having to go out.
Prep List: 

  • Raw Honey
  • Rice Flour 
  • Rosehip Seed Oil and/or Rice Bran Oil 
  • Distilled Water 
  • Geranium Essential Oil 
  • Clay Powder 
(all available easily at your local health food store)
Cleanse: I know it seems really odd, but Honey/Rice Flour combo is a great cleansing system for almost all skin types, and certainly all for a few days of the week. This highly nourishing, skin polishing combo effectively removes impurities while protecting skin integrity. The trick is to keep rice flour in a glass jar with small opening (like an old salad dressing bottle), and the honey in a wide glass jar that you can scoop out with your fingers or a teaspoon. Moisten face. Mix about one teaspoon honey with a few sprinkles of rice flour in palm of hand. Gently polish your skin, concentrating on little gentle circles, and be sure to go way past jaw line. Remove with moist face towels. Honey is water soluble. It rinses away easily, I promise! It only sounds sticky.
And if you have a nasty pimple, I’ve never found anything that reduces swelling/redness as well as a honey mask.
Mist: Doing a slight mist on skin after cleansing, prior to applying a moisture protectant, ensures an even prettier glow. In a small spray bottle, mix together distilled water and 15-45 drops geranium essential oil. Geranium is highly prized for it’s restorative properties on skin. Spritz slightly and pat into skin.
Moisture: I’m really glad people are finally catching up to realization that botanical oils are actually amazing for your skin, and not the break-out monsters marketing led us to believe with “oil-free” campaigns. Petroleum is a zit causer. Botanical Oils are not. Apply a few drops of rosehip seed or rice bran oil (or you can get really fancy and combine the two), and massage into skin. Take your time to do a little circulation enhancing massage.
Detox: Mix Clay with either a really skin nourishing tea such as BijaBody’s Nightly Beauty Tea or distilled water. Add a few drops of Geranium Essential Oil and apply to skin once a week.
The Deets:
For the first 2-3 days, use only the system above if possible. Yep, this means no make-up. This will allow your skin’s natural lipid/ph to balance itself fully, and waste product you may be harboring and don’t even know to come to the surface.
After a few days of this, continue the regimen above for your skincare, but add the make-up you can’t live without. For me, that’s a bit of foundation, cream blush and mascara. But cleanse throughly at night. Continue to do this process for two weeks.
During this phase, pay attention to which products you really miss, such as a favorite cleanser or serum. We’ll add these one at a time.
As the detox phase ends, add one product at a time every other and continue with process above. This gives you a chance to see if any of your products have been causing irritation, dullness or break-outs that you weren’t even aware of. Really pay attention to how your skin reacts for a few days. If it’s all glow, then keep enjoying! If you notice any reaction you don’t like, it’s time to discard.
By the end of a month or so, you should have been able to filter out the good, the bad and the ugly so that anything touching your gorgeous skin is fully worthy!
During this time, start paying attention to what’s on your counter. Is it the best you can afford? Is it from a company you trust? Is it worthwhile of your skin and the world around you? Is it crap? A well curated beauty loot should have only things you either love dearly or really like. Everything else is money you could’ve used for rotating outfits!
Have questions about your products and need an esthetician’s keen advice? Send us an email! Go to www.BijaBody.com and the contact page. I’d love to help you curate your loot. Or reply in the comments below and I’ll check in regularly. 
This post is in collaboration with
Bija Body for Tanvii.com  
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Casual look for a change!

 Starting the week with another 9 Questions: Sunday 

1) Favorite Flower 
Definitely NOT Peonies! 
2) Most/Least organized space in your home?

Most: Closet | Least: Nothing!
3) What book have you read recently that really moved you?

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri 
4) What is your current favorite dessert? 
None. I do not discriminate in desserts. 
5) How do you take your coffee?
Cold & Blended 
6) What do you miss most about high-school?
Friends
7) Most memorable concert?

Haven't been to one, unfortunately. 
8) Dots or stripes?

Stripes
9) How do you unwind before bed?
With a book or conversations with Dr. Fab. 
Casual look for a change! 
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel, Cargo - Zara, Cardigan - GAP, Shoes - Kenneth Cole, Tanvii.com
Tank - Southward Apparel // Other Options
Cargos - ZARA // Other Options
Cardigan - GAP // Other Options
Footwear - Kenneth Cole // Similar
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Three Ways To Style Soft Denim Shorts

1 / 2 / 3
I love shorts. If I am not wearing salwars in summer, then I am definitely wearing shorts. And these soft denim ones are better than any other pair that I own! 
  
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Summer Dressing

Summer dressing for me is all about high buns, cottons and loose fitting. Every time I plan on wearing denims I change my mind soon enough. I do not know what I would do if it weren't for the salwars (and tracks). 
Summer Dressing, Floral Top, Salwar, Tanvii.com
Summer Dressing, Floral Top, Salwar, Tanvii.com
Summer Dressing, Floral Top, Salwar, Tanvii.com
Summer Dressing, Floral Top, Salwar, Tanvii.com
Summer Dressing, Floral Top, Salwar, Tanvii.com
Summer Dressing, Floral Top, Salwar, Tanvii.com
Top - Other Options
Pants - From India // Other Options
Footwear - Prettyfit // On My Radar
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Snake Print On Snake Print

As you know I am closer to Nirvana ;) ... I thought I would share some of the "new" lessons I have learnt recently: 

  • Think less. Live more. 
  • Don't take yourself seriously, or even anyone else for that matter. 
  • Do what makes you happy. 
  • Don't apologize for who you are and/or what you like. 
  • Eat healthy and workout! (: 

Blouse - Vince, Jeans - Michael Kors, Shoes - Steve Madden, Bag - Michael Kors, Tanvii.com
Blouse - Vince, Jeans - Michael Kors, Shoes - Steve Madden, Bag - Michael Kors, Tanvii.com
Blouse - Vince, Jeans - Michael Kors, Shoes - Steve Madden, Bag - Michael Kors, Tanvii.com
Blouse - Vince, Jeans - Michael Kors, Shoes - Steve Madden, Bag - Michael Kors, Tanvii.com
Blouse - Vince, Jeans - Michael Kors, Shoes - Steve Madden, Bag - Michael Kors, Tanvii.com
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Nirvana

You know I have realized that not only happiness, even everything else is simply a state of mind. If you decide you are not going to be affected by people's behavior/moods or weather or misery - you won't be! I know it sounds too good to be true, but surprisingly it is working like a miracle for me. 
Nirvana seems just around the corner now! (: 
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top, Palazzo Pants, Summer Dressing, Tanvii.com
Crop Top - UO // Other Options
Palazzo Pants (previously styled here) - UO // Other Options
Shoes - Steve Madden // Similar
Earrings - ASOS // Other Options
Clutch - Burberry // Other Options
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Three Ways To Wear One Shoulder Dress

Three Ways To Wear One Shoulder Dress, Tanvii.com
12 / 3
This is one of those dresses that I wasn't sure about when I purchased it. I was attracted to the color. Over the last two years I have had fun styling it in numerous ways. Three of which are above. But I have to admit that it is hard to style one-shoulder dresses. There is essentially only one way to wear it. At the max you can play around with shoes and accessories. What do you think? 
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Sometimes

You know how sometimes life just surprises you? 
Sometimes you find peace when you least expected. Sometimes you take a spontaneous turn and you reach where you hadn't imagined. Sometimes life just seems to be on your side. Those the the times that makes the other times worthwhile. Isn't it? 
This outfit is from the previous weekend. 
Blouse - DVF , Jeans - Miss Sixty, Pumps - Dolce Vita, Bag - Zara, Tanvii.com
Blouse - DVF , Jeans - Miss Sixty, Pumps - Dolce Vita, Bag - Zara, Tanvii.com
Blouse - DVF , Jeans - Miss Sixty, Pumps - Dolce Vita, Bag - Zara, Tanvii.com
Blouse - DVF , Jeans - Miss Sixty, Pumps - Dolce Vita, Bag - Zara, Tanvii.com
Blouse - DVF , Jeans - Miss Sixty, Pumps - Dolce Vita, Bag - Zara, Tanvii.com
Blouse - DVF , Jeans - Miss Sixty, Pumps - Dolce Vita, Bag - Zara, Tanvii.com
Blouse - DVF , Jeans - Miss Sixty, Pumps - Dolce Vita, Bag - Zara, Tanvii.com
Top - DVF // Other Options
Jeans - Miss Sixty // Similar
Shoes - Dolce Vita // Other Options
Clutch - ZARA // Other Options
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Lust List: Summer Dresses

Shop Summer Dresses, Tanvii.com
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 
5 / 6 / 7 /8 
9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13
Summer is only 10 days away. 10 days!!! Are you ready for it? I know I am. My legs have been long time ready to be unleashed. What better time to revamp the closet with dresses. As you can see I am still petting my pastel obsession but with a dash of prints! This, however is my favorite from the list. The back detailing is so subtle and feminine. This would be the second on the list. I think I want them both! 
What about you? What styles/patterns are you adding to your closet? Are dresses on your list too?!? 
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Boy Tourist In The City

One of the rare occasions that Dr. Fab agreed to let me take pictures for a complete outfit post and not just one picture! You have no idea how HUGE this is. He is super meticulous about his photographs, so the fact, that he approved FIVE for this post, is a MONUMENTAL achievement (for me)! :P
I am sure you have already seen my outfit from that day

His Outfit Details
Shorts - macy's
T-Shirt - Lacoste // Same
Shoes - ALDO // Similar
Cardigan - Options
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