Style-Delights: Cobalt Blue Blouse, Abstract Print Skirt and A Letter To My Younger Self!

March 11, 2012

Cobalt Blue Blouse, Abstract Print Skirt and A Letter To My Younger Self!

In the latest issue of Ladies' Home Journal, an interesting article caught my eye - What did you learn from your experiences which you think your younger self would have benefited and if you could tell what you know now to your younger self, what would that be! That made me think what I would do differently if I could. I humbly say that I had a very fulfilling childhood and teen years and I really do not have any regrets about the choices I made - be it education, career or love. I got the best of everything and had fun. But  knowing what I know now, there are few things I wish I could do differently. So today I write this letter to my younger self!
  • Do not whine about sharing the room with your sister, one day you will live continents apart and you will wish she could lie beside you and giggle about the silly things after the lights are out!
  • Do not eat for two when pregnant! The baby is just 7 pounds and does not need the whole pecan pie! You will have to shed it one step at a time one the treadmill!
  • Do not think that your darker skin does not need sunscreen, years later they will find out about the need for sun protection for ALL skin types!
  • Do not throw the 'tapered' pants from the 90s! The 'skinny' will be in again for a long long time!
  • Start the fashion blog when you first found out about blogspot.com and opened your account way back in 2005!
  • Learn HTML when you are given a chance by your room mate back in India!
  • Do not buy a regular camera, even though it is just $400! You will need a professional camera when you start fashion blogging
  • Do not stop writing (for months at a time!) even if you feel as if no one is reading. They will eventually pick up your blog and you will reach more than 30K page views a month
Anyhoo, here I am, soaking the sun in a cobalt blue loose blouse and mixing patterns - abstract in the skirt and floral in the clutch.
Blouse - Forever 21
Skirt - Cache (It is actually a strapless dress, but too short on me to wear as a dress!)
Shoes - Nine West
Clutch - DSW
Expression - Too much damn sun in my eyes!




What would you tell your younger self if you had a chance? What do you know now you think your younger self should know?

37 comments :

  1. ROFL.. that letter is almost the same that I would write to myself.. :) Nice post.. and you don't look pregnant..

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  2. You look fabulous as always! My main advice to younger self - cut the drama! It doesn't you anywhere.

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  3. From which angle do you look pregnant, woman???? Cute post!

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the bright blue! You look stunning!! I wish I was brave enough to take pictures like this by myself!

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  5. lovelyyyy jyo..i sooo enjoy ur jibber-jabber...

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  6. That's a really good idea! I need to write some things for myself. Isn't it something how fashion comes full circle? I know I've regretted throwing and giving things away. LOVE your outfit girl. Looks so sweet on you! Hope you're having an amazing weekend.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. I love this letter to younger self really great idea:) Love your outfit!:)

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  8. I love your outfit. You look stunning!


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  9. The letter is so true! and I love your skirt and shoes, so very very chic.

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  10. you are looking stunning as always !
    and hahahaha for 3rd picture !:D

    http://bongsbelleza.blogspot.com/
    Love,

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  11. Love your outfit!! I actually love how breezy that blouse looks!! And a letter to my younger self - quite a thought provoking topic :-)

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  12. I would tell my younger self that some things cannot be hurried. Only infinite patience produces immediate results. The blue top is lovely.

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  13. Hi, sweetie! I wanted to thank you for your amazingly sweet comment, made my morning today :). Gotta say you look stunning in all photos and ur blog is really sweet! Of course I am following you back!
    Love,
    Julie

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  14. Beautiful look, very stunning! I love blue, so the top is lovely!! I have many things I would say to my younger self..I'd be a while, haha! I think it's a great idea!! Hope you have a wonderful new week :) xx

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  15. Hi dear, you look so stunning, the blue looks lovely paired with such the chic print skirt.
    I loved reading your notes to a younger self! Really cute and witty!

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  16. nice blog! i like your blouse! thanks for commented in my blog, i am following you! kisses from egypt!

    http://sticktofashion.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!I am following you<3

    xx

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  18. haha! oh the things i wish i could have told younger me. it would actually just be "don't doubt yourself. and you're right. don't listen to the adults telling you not to date in high school or really anything. just keep on keepin' on." i had way too much doubt about things, and i got better in college, but looking back on high school, i wish i would have just not listened to about half the advice (maybe more) given to me.

    i love your skirt and top! and such a pretty clutch.

    and my remote always shows in photos. i think it's okay, it lets everyone know you're human!

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  19. Your letter is true and delightful! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday too : >

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  20. Love the outfit! Beautiful anytime!

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  21. Beautiful shirt...love that color on you! I hate sideways poses too...they show everything!

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  22. Nice outfit. I think I would have hundred thing to say for my younger self. Ha Thanks for following me. Following you back.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  23. Love the look. And the advice!!!! Too funny, and true!

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  24. Such a funny letter to yourself! Love the print of the skirt.

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  25. That color looks perfect on you, not to mention how well you are wearing it! You seem to have great perspective on your past by the words of your note.

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  26. The blue looks great on you! Pretty skirt!

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  27. What a fun letter to yourself!
    You look gorgeous in blue!
    Have a great week!

    Jeannie

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  28. lol ! very nice post.. I kinda relate to your first point.. looking lovely.. nice oyal blue.. love the skirt, shoes and accessories :D

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  29. Love the pics and the list. I should write one of these too! I harass my husband, friends and baby sitter into taking photos. Shameless no? Thanks so much for showing off your style.

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  30. I love the pattern on that skirt!

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  31. that's a wow realisation and you ve done great!
    :)

    Love from Bindigasm

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  32. Cobalt blue - Yay!
    Btw, I saw that fitness post about how you lost the preggo weight - Its amazing and so inspiring to get fit!

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  33. Woo hoo...My happy color! Love the sweater! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle last week. I hoe you'll join us again this week!

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