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The Struggle Is Real

I am someone who is constantly seeking new information, learning new skills, being in-the-know-how of what is new and breakthrough. But I am also someone who strives to lead a balanced life. I do not want the technology to take over my life. I want to use technology (and social media) to improve my lifestyle NOT become my lifestyle. 

Do you know of a Social Media Influencer who is bored of Instagram? If not, you have just been introduced to one - Me! In the past few months, I have gone from posting 5 times a week to 4 times a week and now to twice a week. Last month on my trip to Peru, I did not post anything on Insta-Stories or on my Instagram feed. I made no big hoopla about my travels and went old-school. And it felt so-fucking-L I B E R A T I N G! 

The struggle lies in having the conviction to do my own thing, make my own path and have the determination to walk it (even if I am the only one walking on it). The struggle lies in not comparing myself to my peers and falling into the rabbit hole of "FOMO". The struggle lies in believing that I am doing my best in any given moment and what anyone else does is none-of-my-business. The struggle lies in being content with the present. The struggles lies in knowing my limitation and being at peace with it. So far ... I think I am at the better end of that struggle ... but believe you me, the struggle is real. p.s. I used the word 'struggle' seven times in one paragraph! 

Moving on to the outfit ... the layering game is strong. Not only am I playing with colors, and textures but also with different lengths of layers. 
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Location - Pike & Rose

Jacket - Uniqlo // Similar
Kimono - Missoni // Another
Dress - Reddz Trading // Similar
Boots - Shoe Dazzle // Similar
Jewelry - From India


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43 comments

  1. That kimono is drool worthy. I feel the same frustration with social media. Its a bit of a catch 22. I do my own thing too and at my own pace.

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  2. If we start comparing ourselves to others we will always come up short. You outfit is very refreshing and love the style and colors.

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  3. Instastories has put me over the edge! Not only do I need to create perfectly styled photos posted at the right time for engagement and using the best hashtags, but I have to start posting all day in real time?!

    Your outfit looks gorgeous! I love the layered look with the coat!

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  4. I've been cutting back on social media too and it feels SO good. Love the pop of color behind the gray in this outfit.

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  5. I actually almost gave up on Instagram. I don't think it's worth spending the energy when lately it's been impossible to grow. I do post on stories but that's just for my friends, to keep up with my adventures.

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  6. Adore how you layered the jacket over the kimono! And, obviously, totally feel you on the Instagram struggle. In all of December, I've only posted three photos on there! And after next week, I think I'm taking an Instagram break for the rest of the year. It's good to get away from social media and the social media comparison rabbit hole.

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  7. I post when I feel the need to share on my personal account. I save my public account for incentivized posting.

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  8. God that kimono. It is so unique. Can’t believ you found a pattern like that!

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  9. Actually I am not a fan of social media. I am soley on it to help others through my website and blog. I do not post anything personal...that's for my closest friends and family and I do that in a "human" way by talking and sharing in person. Wow...imagine that abandoned concept...lol. Anyway...I love the look of the jacket. So vibrant and colorful! Beautiful!!!

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  10. wow that kimono is amazing love the colors and the pattern very nice! In terms of social media sometimes is a good thing to take a break.

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  11. DANG!!! That jacket is KILLER! Beautiful images and way to go your own road!

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  12. I love the colors of the kimono and I like the layering effect you've added. I will have to check out shoedazzle for some boots, I am so late when it comes to shopping for winter!

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  13. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I just love the kimono. I wish I was tall enough to wear something like that.

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  14. You look super gorgeous Tanvi. I agree with the fact of having personal conviction s to do your own thing and not comparing yourself to others...the give away is awesome!

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  15. Good for you Tanvi!! Instagram is a no no for me at the moment too. It just seems like every time I go on Instagram my time seems to disappear into some big black hole. As I get older, I've come to realize that time, and especially my time, is precious and I'm not wasting it any more. Life needs to be lived fro real, not through some pretty square picture on a mobile phone.

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  16. what a beautiful kimono, I loved the play on the black clothes matched with a colorful piece like that kimono :) regarding instagram I completely get you... It used to be super fun to me, but now it's just like more of a chore... and I just get worked up and tensed about this...

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  17. Love the outfit and I can totally relate to how you feel about social media!!! I try and make my weekends free from it all

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  18. So know what you mean about not posting feeling so liberating! I try and post more but think my happiness is in more check if I don't! IG is a tricky space! x

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  19. I can't agree with you more about social media! And this whole look is stunning!!

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  20. Omg that kimono is beautiful!

    Lauren
    https://www.basicbabelauren.com

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  21. Being able to step away from social media is very freeing, I was like you also, posting all the time and the thrill of it faded, now I only accesses it from my desktop, which has cut my string tremendously.

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  22. I do really like your long kimono and the pattern of it. You look gorgeous as always. Such a great giveaway.

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  23. I love days when i force myself to put down my phone and stay away from social media. It is during those days that I realize how stressful Instgramming has become for me!

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  24. Sometimes having a break is just what you need to find motivation to keep going! The struggle is all too real sometimes! Keep your head up!

    Plus, that kimono is everything!!

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  25. Good on you for following what you felt like doing. I'm feeling very much that way, I think after my last post bombed without the usual likes I feel less inclined - I don't want to be worried about numbers when ultimately I'm doing what I love (the content) On to the outfit, I love it! Bold and strong, its such a confident looking outfit.

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  26. I feel like I'm about to hit burnout too. Taking a week off might be a good choice sometime soon. I love the layered look.

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  27. I feel the same sometimes. I don't live my life on social media because I know I can't keep up with it. I'd rather use Instagram and Facebook and enjoy it rather than die under the pressure :)

    - www.allshethings.com

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  28. I always struggle keeping my social media updated, so I feel you...
    The kimono you'are wearing is absolutely amazing! Great mix of colors!

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  29. OMG !!! such a pretty dress. Loved your feed.
    Social Media is good upto a limit but making it the center of life is little too much. And a regular break up from them is refreshing
    Loved reading your thoughts.
    -Neha
    LovePlayingDressup

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  30. I definitely understand your struggle. It is so much work and so much to keep up with! But I love your Instagram feed and everything that you post! I’m glad I am not the only one who struggles from time to time with social media.

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  31. What I liked about your outfit is that it´s so colorful which makes it great for us to look at it. Loved it and btw you look stunning

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  32. It can be a fine line between having content and letting social media take over. I really need to work on scheduling posts for the week. What an awesome giveaway!

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  33. i'm lusting over that cardigan! i need it in my life!

    x taylor

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  34. I am so bored of instagram at the moment! like instagram is super annoying at the moment shadowban, poor engagement, etc! But love your outfit though!

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  35. I got a little social media timeout of my own too when I just got together with my boyfriend. It was really liberating, at the same time a little worrying as I don't know if I'm letting go of something that I've been building on for so long!

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  36. Can I have that kimono please and thanks! Lol. I took a social media break a couple of weeks ago and I felt so great afterwards!

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  37. We do not compared ourselves to other because it has nothing good to give us. The struggle lies is just being our own selves and focusing in our present and future. Ignore the negativity that surrounds us. By the way, I really love the pattern of your kimono, you look beautiful on it.

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  38. Great giveaway! I also get tired of social media, IG in particular. So much of it is advertising and it seems so fake and staged.

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  39. That is an awesome outfit. I like the layers, they’re so nice! We really have different struggles facing, and we need to deal with it.

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  40. You are such a beautiful woman, and that outfit is super fun! I totally get you with the struggle to continue on, to not compare yourself to your peers. It's always nice to know that we aren't the only ones who suffer the same struggles.

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  41. Ah the pictures you mentioned above are really ultimate and beautiful, Really appreciate the skills that photographer had.

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  42. Girrrrrllll those jackets are gorrrrrg! Soooo me as I love wearing bright colors!

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