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October 2014 in Review

October 2014 in Review, Tanvii.com
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Summer or Fall, looks like nothing can keep me away from colors. It has been quite an interesting month. Each outfit is different from the other. I wore skirts, maxi, saree, tunic, dresses ... practically everything. 
I like seeing all the outfits together at the end of the month. It puts things in perspective. I can self analyze - Did I play safe? Was I attracted to any one color? Did I get a good use out of my wardrobe? I like to know the answers to these questions, even though I don't think about them at all while picking out my clothes daily.
Moving on ... Life is going great. I am finally settled and can move around the area without checking google maps every two seconds. Spent the summer/fall doing lots of outdoor activities and socializing. Now, I am hesitantly looking forward to the winter months *shudder*.  
Blogging wise, DMV area (D.C. / Maryland / Virgina) has a thriving blogging community. I have interacted with so many wonderful local bloggers and businesses. It has been a fun last couple of months. I am so excited for 2015 already. 
Lastly, I am happy to inform you that I am ticking off stuff from my Fall Bucket List, left right and center. Out of 10, I am 5 down and 6th is coming up soon! Aka BREAK. Like a real one. I am gonna step away from my computer and get some work done. I would however, be active on other social mediums. Come say hi! if you miss me :) 
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P.S. ↑ THIS IS MY HANDWRITING! (:
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Lust List: Ankle Boots via Urban Outfitters

Lust List: Ankle Boots via Urban Outfitters, Tanvii.com 
I am seriously obsessed with Ankle Boots. The previous seasons it has been either about the regular calf length boots or the over-the-knee boots but ... this year I CANNOT stop obsessing about the ankle boots. 
Although I want them ALL, I especially want these. Can you tell, I am totally motivated to shop this winter? Desperately need to update my fall/winter closet. Shoes, included! 

Which one is catching your fancy?!
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Ponytail Styling

This year I really embraced the ponytail. All my life I have loved having my hair down and flowing, so I don't know what got inside this year. As I look back over the posts from the previous months I noticed the 'ponytail' making its presence felt. Below are the three ways I styled them: 
HIGH PONYTAIL:
Perfect for the hot summer months, when you cannot stand having hair on your face or neck. It also gives a nice clean look which can be worn day and night, both.  
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MID-TO-LOW PONYTAIL:
This is an easy-boho-way of styling the ponytail. Let it sit lower on the neck adds a feminine touch to the look.  
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CURLED PONYTAIL: 
aka the chic ponytail, as I like to call it. Add a few loose curls towards the end of the pony tail with a slight poof in the front and voila! you are ready. I find it a more classy way to wear a ponytail. Y'know when you want to show that you made a little more effort than just tie it up with a hair tie! 
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Do you like ponytails? Which one is your favorite?
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What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

I have been totally falling behind on the #TDCLBlogtober Challenge but I am still trying to pick up topics which I feel I have something to say about. The previous one was simpler and I have been doing quite well with my fall bucket list. 
Coming to today's topic, I think the advice I would give to my younger self would be to stop taking life so fucking seriously and to live a little. I would tell myself to just go after my dreams unapologetically and stop thinking about how everyone else would be affected by my decisions. I would tell myself to take charge of my life (sooner) and to stop worrying about everything. The world will go on. 
Jacket - Howrah Bridge, Top - Massimo Dutti, Jeans - Liverpool Jeans, Shoes - Nordstrom, Tanvii.com
Jacket - Howrah Bridge, Top - Massimo Dutti, Jeans - Liverpool Jeans, Shoes - Nordstrom, Tanvii.com
Jacket - Howrah Bridge, Top - Massimo Dutti, Jeans - Liverpool Jeans, Shoes - Nordstrom, Tanvii.com
Jacket - Howrah Bridge, Top - Massimo Dutti, Jeans - Liverpool Jeans, Shoes - Nordstrom, Tanvii.com
Jacket - Howrah Bridge, Top - Massimo Dutti, Jeans - Liverpool Jeans, Shoes - Nordstrom, Tanvii.com
Jacket - Howrah Bridge, Top - Massimo Dutti, Jeans - Liverpool Jeans, Shoes - Nordstrom, Tanvii.com
Jacket - Howrah Bridge, Top - Massimo Dutti, Jeans - Liverpool Jeans, Shoes - Nordstrom, Tanvii.com
Jacket (previously worn here) - Howrah Bridge
Top - Massimo Dutti
Jeans - Liverpool Jeans
Shoes - Nordstrom
Clutch - Gift
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JRINK - 3 Day Reboot

Juice Cleanse, Jrink Juicery, Washington D.C., DMV Area, Tanvii.com


Last month I did a 3 Day Reboot Not-As-Easy (Juice Cleanse) from JRINK Juicery. After the non-stop summer travel I was feeling sluggish and wanted to (literally) "reboot" my system. This wasn't my first juice cleanse. I have been doing them once (and sometimes twice) a year, for past several years. The concept of periodic fasting aka cleanse has roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Light fasting is part of every week in Hindu tradition, depending on where in India you come from.

Among the life long benefits (of a longer lifespan) I have always felt rejuvenated and recharged after the cleanse. However, people with strenuous physical jobs or other health problems should NOT do the cleanse without consulting their doctors. 

What to expect while on a juice cleanse:
  • First day is hard. You are sending your body into a shock mode 
  • Constant urge to give up and binge eat 
  • Feeling full and satisfied at the end of the day 

What a juice cleanse will do for you:

  • Reboot your metabolism 
  • Help you break away from unhealthy eating habits 
  • Lead a passage to starting a new healthy eating routine 

What a juice cleanse will NOT do for you:
  • You will NOT lose weight 
  • It will NOT magically solve all your dietary/gastrointestinal issues 
  • It can NOT be a lifestyle choice 

Having moved to DMV area, I decided to go with a local juicery - JRINK for my cleanse. I got it home delivered on the first day of the cleanse and the delivery was prompt and started my cleanse from 9:00am onwards. I couldn't have been happier with their service and product. If you are in the DMV area you must check JRINK out.


How about you? Have you done a Juice cleanse? 
What has your experience been like? 
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Three Ways To Wear Peplum Top

Three Ways To Wear Peplum Top, Tanvii.com
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This happens to be the only peplum top I own. The quirky flower details is the reason I had purchased it and its been four years but I refuse to part with this top (yet!). I love styling it over and over again. Above I have layered it over a Maxi, over a pencil skirt and with a pair of shorts. What else is left? Jeans I guess?!?! (: 
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Indian Route

Hope everyone had a wonderful Diwali. Our's was good too. It is nothing like the one we have back home but love and light was around which is more than I can ask for. For my international readers who don't know what I am talking about, Diwali is a Hindu festival. You can read more about it here
I have to run right now, but below is the saree-outfit from yesterday! Simple and quirky. Like me! (;  
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Saree - Stolen from Mom ;) Top - Massimo Dutti  Shoes - Moschino  Earrings - Gift Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom, Tanvii.com
Silk Saree - Stolen from Mom ;)
Top - Massimo Dutti 
Shoes - Moschino 
Earrings - Gift
Gold Block Bangles - c/o Aryom
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Skulls For Fall

I go through these phases annually: months when I am full of opinions and thoughts and the need to share and then months when I have no opinion. Everything goes. Everyone is fine. No judgement. Those also happen to be the days when I am calmer, busier more productive, but not as passionately vocal about my thoughts. I don't have a preference of one phase over the other. Except that my blog content suffers when I am in the later phase. 
But watchya gonna do? It is what it is and for now we would have to just connect through photos and my not-so-special sartorial choices. 
Top - Marks & Spencer Skirt - Fabels via FabIndia  Bag - Kenneth Cole Shoes - Rocket Dog Scarf - Crazy & Co.  Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou, Tanvii.com
Top - Marks & Spencer Skirt - Fabels via FabIndia  Bag - Kenneth Cole Shoes - Rocket Dog Scarf - Crazy & Co.  Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou, Tanvii.com
Top - Marks & Spencer Skirt - Fabels via FabIndia  Bag - Kenneth Cole Shoes - Rocket Dog Scarf - Crazy & Co.  Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou, Tanvii.com
Top - Marks & Spencer Skirt - Fabels via FabIndia  Bag - Kenneth Cole Shoes - Rocket Dog Scarf - Crazy & Co.  Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou, Tanvii.com
Top - Marks & Spencer Skirt - Fabels via FabIndia  Bag - Kenneth Cole Shoes - Rocket Dog Scarf - Crazy & Co.  Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou, Tanvii.com
Top - Marks & Spencer Skirt - Fabels via FabIndia  Bag - Kenneth Cole Shoes - Rocket Dog Scarf - Crazy & Co.  Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou, Tanvii.com
Top - Marks & Spencer Skirt - Fabels via FabIndia  Bag - Kenneth Cole Shoes - Rocket Dog Scarf - Crazy & Co.  Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou, Tanvii.com
Top - Marks & Spencer
Skirt (previously worn here) - Fabels via FabIndia 
Bag - Kenneth Cole
Shoes - Rocket Dog
Scarf - Crazy & Co. 
Turquoise Bracelet - Lou Lou
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From #LouLouGNO

About 10 days ago I hosted the #LouLouGNO. This was my first event in Washington D.C. and it was such a pleasure to meet fellow bloggers and local fashion enthusiasts. This is another one of the pros about moving up to the North East. Although the fashion scene in D.C. is more grey and white, there is still a more cosmopolitan conversation about it than there was in Texas. I am looking forward to becoming an active participant in this conversation. 
As for my outfit for the evening: it was put together with pieces from the Lou Lou Boutique. I love pieces which can be transitioned from one season to another and of course because I love MaxisI picked this charcoal grey maxi to be pair with a bright colored scarf and a light cardigan. I added the finishing touches with bohemia-inspired jewelry and worn my hair in a chic french twist with let the scarf be the focal point in my look. I was rather content with the whole look. What do you think?
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf -  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques Rings - Crazy & Co.  Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection Belt - Coach Shoes - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Tanvii.com
Maxi / Earrings / Necklace / Bracelets / Scarf  c/o Lou Lou Boutiques
Rings - Crazy & Co. 
Cardigan - Calvin Klein Collection
Belt - Coach
Shoes - ASOS
Bag - Mulberry 
I would like to thank Lou Lou Boutiques for the opportunity to host their bi-annual event. You can via more pictures from the event at the Lou Lou Blog here.
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Three Ways To Wear Button Down

Three Ways To Wear Button Down, Tanvii.com
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Button-downs are my favorite piece of clothing in the fall/winter months. I tend to wear more jeans and leggings hence buttons become the canvas to work with layers. However, above you can see how I styled the same button down with jeans, skirt and a dress! Although, I just realized that the color palate was similar in all three outfits. Totally unintentional. I promise! 
Also, here's how I had styled this SAME this the FIVE previous times!
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Soaking In The Sunshine

Outfit post from the following day. I was having a good-voluminous-hair day and couldn't get enough of it! :P  
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002) Shoes - GAP Bag - Michael Kors Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington Tanvii.com
Tunic worn as Dress - Cottons
Jacket - Bershka (Circa 2002)
Shoes - GAP
Bag - Michael Kors
Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington
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