Style-Delights: "We May Not Have It All At Once, But We Can Have It All Subsequently!"

July 11, 2012

"We May Not Have It All At Once, But We Can Have It All Subsequently!"

Can we have it all - a fulfilling career, a happy marriage, houseful of kids (or a single child) raised on home-made meals? Valerie Monroe (Beauty Director, O The Oprah Magazine) says we can! May be not all at once, but gradually, subsequently! Last night I had the pleasure of attending an style event where she spoke about ageless beauty and shared her experience of being a successful career woman and a mother. Valerie put her career on the back burner when she was raising her son. She continued her free lance writing, authored two amazing books and when time was right, joined O Magazine's editorial team. Given her professional success, she actually manged to have it all! Her comment about 'having it all subsequently' stuck with me and reinforced my belief - stick to what is working for you. What are your priorities? If career comes second to managing home and kids - embrace your new role of the full time caregiver. If career comes first, stick to managing quality time and semi-home made meals. But always respect other people's priorities!  Mine may be different than yours, but we all strive for the same - having it all one day!

Coming to the outfit - The accordion pleated OASAP skirt paired with my old Ann Taylor blouse make an easy, effortless summer outfit. I added a touch of gold with this necklace from VJ-STYLE.COM The best thing about this outfit is that every piece is mix-and-match-able and can crate a totally new look every time - now that is one have-it-all outfit if I may say so!


Skirt - OASAP.com ; Similar at OASAP.com
Sandals - Dillards; Similar at DSW- $54

Bangles - from India, buy similar from Amrita Singh Jewelry
Ring - Similar at Net-A-Porter
Top - Ann Taylor, Similar here

Here is hoping to have it all!
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54 comments :

  1. This Oasap skirt is beautiful and I really like the heels and the background in these photos!

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  2. The skirt looks great on you! The colour compliments you overall. Great choice.

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  3. You look amazing! I love this outfit and I love your post! I try to do it all everyday and wear myself thin to the point of total exhaustion! I strive for total balance in my day and it is not easy to achieve! Great post as always! xx Pip

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  4. I just finished shooting wearing a similar skirt in white :)...you look great.

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  5. I love that quote! So true! You look great too!

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  6. Sounds like an amazing event :) Accordion pleats are so beautiful and especially in this peachy color! I'm with you, girl...here's to having it all!

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  7. Gorgeous skirt!!!
    Love the whole look!

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  8. I completely agree! That is great advice! You look fabulous. That skirt is gorgeous. Love the pleats and the color.

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  9. Hi! I liked your blog, it's so cute! The real fashion-blog ^^
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  10. oh my gosh that skirt is seriously to die for. i love it!

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  11. That's so very true and I've heard it many times. I just have to figure out the order of what I want things...

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  12. I love your style. The skirt looks gorgeous on you! Also, seems like you attended a very good event! Must be fun!

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    1. Thanks Nidhi! Yes, the event was fun and insightful!

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  13. Very beautiful skirt. Maxi skirts look good on your height, I wish I was tall enough to carry a long skirt like this...may be with heels...

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  14. I really love what you've said in this post!! I had a fun, carefree time while I was working and now I'm a full on SAHM!! I guess it's about putting in your best whatever you are doing right now!! P.S. Love the pleated skirt!!

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  15. Just love it.I gave up my work too while raising my child, and now that I feel I had done a good job prioritising family.The angle keeps on changing,giving 100% is the key..
    Love ur skirt,absolutelt WOW.
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  16. I love your skirt. Its color and texture is amazing. I love visiting Oprah.com, every now and then -it has a lot of inspirational articles, I love the O magazine too !

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  17. Love your gorgeous skirt,
    even the color appeals to me.

    And yes, I believe we can have everything we want,
    its just a matter of time management and setting our priorities.
    And it helps a lot if we have a staff at our beck and call :)

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  18. wow...love your look and esp the skirt...am on a hunt for the same! :)
    And yeah- love the positivity of event you shared. :)
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  19. have everything we want?Hm,maybe but we really would need a time management :) I like your skirt,it´s really beautiful.xx

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  20. That pleated skirt is to die for!!! I love the color and the pleates of course!!
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  21. Hi Jyoti! your skirt is just stunning dear! beautiful look, very glam!:) Kisses and have a great day!:*

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  22. I love pleated skirts but I cannot wear them - I have too wide hips. The whole outfit works amazing!

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  23. ciao pretty
    thanks about your comment
    so pretty skirt the colour is amazing
    kisses

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  24. what a gorgeous orange shade! I have been looking for the perfect maxi skirt but haven't found it yet. yours is truly beautiful and goes so well with black and white. I love those sandals too btw :)

    Maiken,
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  25. The skirt is gorgeous - I'm really drawn to pleats at the moment and I love the summery colour too. Thanks for your lovely comment about my blog birthday!
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  26. Hi! You are so gorgeous. Love your style and blog so much. Please follow my blog...

    ♥Love from Antalya♥

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  27. Love that quote...good thing to remind me of to take it one thing at a time! The outfit looks great :)

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  28. great post i agree we are all different with different circumstances so we should all respect each others choices. i love ur outfit great shoes to and wow what stunning hair kisses from Dublin xx leonie.

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  29. Looking gorgeous because you have very beautiful smile :).
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  30. This is great,good work :)

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  31. Love the skirt! You look gorgeous.!
    xx

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  32. Oh I love this look! The color of your skirt is gorgeous!

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  33. That's probably right.. you can have it all, not all at once!
    beauty of life, isn't it?

    You always look gorgeous and I love the maxi skirt on you!

    oxo,

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  34. Life is beautiful. if we have it all at once, whats the beauty in it?

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  35. I like the contrasting color combinations! bright orange in perfect harmony with the black! lovely outfit!

    xx
    Diana
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  36. I love the accordion pleated skirt in either the knee or the full length. Somehow the hi-low hem or midi length doesn't speak to me as much! Love this combo Jyoti.

    I am not really sure if one can really have it all. I am struggle to figure that out myself. I don't think I could be an excelling employee, a good wife, and a Mom. Something would have to give. But as long as I am single the latter isn't really on my radar.

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  37. Love the skirt!

    xoxo
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  38. dein blog ist einfach zucker!!

    LG Gold

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  39. You look gorgeous dear Jyoti. I love the tangerine skirt and your jewellery as well. xx

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  40. GORGEOUS! You look absolutely Fabulous!! :D

    xo - David

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  41. The skirt is gorgeous. I think everyone can all it all. It all about balancing your life, work and kids.

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  42. i love the skirt! it is beyond gorgeous!
    can't wait to see you on my blog!
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  43. i love this skirt so much the color is so beautiful!!!!!!
    new post on my blog
    xx
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  44. That was my favorite quote from the night - so powerful!

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  45. Oh wow, I looove this amazing skirt!! The colour is really great and so perfect for this summer :) Unfortunately we have no summer here in Germany...
    Thank you so much for your nice words you left on my blog, dear!!!
    xoxo

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  46. love the look!
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  47. Beautiful outfit!! xoxo

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