Saturday, August 10, 2013

Skirting The Issue

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Skirt- Forever21 (Similar style), Cropped Top- Topshop(Pax), Shoes- Zara, Earrings- Curio Cottage, Rings- Romwe


As a girl, there are various issues to examine constantly or shall I say you're forced to look into them constantly? Body issues, hair issues, fashion issues, work issues and then of course there are those consistent family, friends and boyfriend issues. And in between all this, if you're slightly visible on the internet front, it gets worse. People judge you as if they were born to do that. Suggestions are always welcome but not in a 'oh this didn't help, so why did you do this post?' kinda way. I mean obviously you are unaware of the efforts that go into doing a post and all that. But then again, I guess it's all a part and parcel of the life you choose. So the real challenge is to stay true to yourself in between all this chaos and smile. 

Be it your personality or your style, for me there's got to be some stability or else it's just a mere portrayal of something you'd rather be. Change is good sometimes though, no really. As individuals we change throughout our lives but those changes are a cause and effect of the experiences we go through. It's different to walk out of a movie and feel a little like the character from it while your drive back home and it's completely different to constantly want to be like someone else. In today's world of excessive indulgence through social media and constant display of things, it's easy to get carried away. For example you may like a dress on someone you saw on Instagram and then spend the entire day hunting it down and when you're finally there, you start thinking, wait would this even suit me? Exactly. Why didn't you think that at Level 1?  Worse, if you start thinking about that once you've already bought the dress! 

As far as fashion goes, everyone would like to believe that there are no rules. But there are some rules that you really must follow. First, the awareness that certain things make you look your best and that some styles are just not meant for your body type. Trust me once you have this sorted, everything gets easier; shopping, dressing up every morning and looking good! Because your closet will only have things that look good on you instead of that hanger! Second, just because your favourite magazine/website insists that you "need" those pants, does not mean that you need them. It's their job to bring new trends(sometimes repeated) to you but it's upto you to fall into that pit or not. Trendy pieces are often nothing but a passing phase. So you don't want to buy something unless you absolutely love it. And thirdly, experimenting. It's perfectly normal to experiment with the new trends/colours for different seasons. But what's important is not getting entirely carried away by them. For me, I'd always make sure that, if I'm trying a new trend there has to be one variable that is constant and the others can keep changing. For example if I am choosing to experiment with a dress in a trendy print I'd make sure that the cut of the dress is the kind that flatters me! So it's really a win win then.

A lot of people might call this 'safe dressing'. But for me looking good and feeling good at all times is much higher than blindly falling prey to this ever changing phenomena called fashion. Your individuality is what makes your style, don't let it get lost in this realm of distractions.


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36 comments:

  1. I love the earrings..:) I love assymetrical skirts but i always have trouble trying ro pair them with something:( also..the

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  2. I support your words, Its easy to criticize others work..but its takes a deal to go through the same..The thing i like about your blog is that you don't wear clothes just for the heck of trends or to "WOW" your followers..You dress because that's what you exactly feel to dress like..and that's why i am addicted to your blog content.Oh and Aayushi your work and posts are still the same and classic..Impeccable,Fresh,minimal and vulnerable.Don't know about others but i still await for your new posts on the blog.God forbid..but the day when you feel to shut the blog..please don't ever do that ,think of me and keep on doing the great work..I will be there to read your blog everyday and every time.
    P.S: Your Blog was the first ever blog to which i was introduced to this Fashion blogging.My love/Liking for fashion style and You,was started just from here..
    ----Ankita Pednekar----

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    1. Aw, that so sweet! I am so glad you can relate to it and keep coming back. :)Hopefully I won't ever shut it. haha

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    2. Went through the comments and saw i wrote vulnerable instead of Versatile..Sorry for the ignorance while typing so fast and the spell check prompts in between.. Sorry for this. :)

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  3. Aayushi,
    I'm an ardent follower of your blog and your posts never fail to catch my attention.
    I must say this post is absolutely one of my favourites!
    Your sense of fashion and outlook towards is totally admirable!
    Absolutely love!
    Great going :)

    -Roshni

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  4. absolutely love what you wrote aayushi! more power to you :)

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    1. I was just being honest. Quite pleased by the feedback! Please leave your name next time. It's always nice to know who left the comment! :) Thank you!xx

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  5. Such a pretty pair of earrings! <3

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  6. Hey,
    beautiful pictures and a lovely style! :)
    Love
    Tabea


    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  7. love this post, good stuff!! - shereen, www.loveandotherbugs.com

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  8. I second Ankita each and every word ....really even the PS note :)
    Aayushi we know where this is coming from .......but gal you are way ahead to even think about others who do not matter ...style or fashion is a very subjective term , so stay positive n keep bloggin !! I am an ardent fan of ur style and fashion sense... believe me i have bumped on various fashion blogs just to return to yours


    Lotsa love
    Dipti

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    1. Haha thank you so much dipti. So glad that you enjoy reading the blog. :)

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  9. Hey ayushi..beautiful post..and as always you look lovely and elegant...iv been following ur blog since its inception and it is one of the three indian blogs i follow which are to do with personal style..this is the first time im commenting on ur blog..i even ran into you at forever 21 once in Delhi and had complimented you about the great job you were doing with styledrv for spring break and how i couldnt get my hands on the floral blazer from your first collection..After reading this post i was reminded of a comment smn had made a few days ago about the fact that they thought you dont experiment much and i felt an urge to tell you what a great job you are doing..I,for one,absolutely adore the fact that you are such a sensible dresser and dnt fall prey to just any trend mindlessly.That is fashion in its true sense. You are the epitome of a strong confident elegant young woman and you should keep doing just what you are doing cuz its nothing short of great.
    MUch love





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    1. Yes, I remember meeting you! Thank you so much coming up and saying Hi! :) This had very little to do with a comment. It was just something I felt was happening with most people without them realizing it. But thank you so much for your support! xx

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  10. i adore u soo much girl...you are just amazing.. <3

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  11. i couldnt agree more with your post! so well written :) love that mint maxi skirt!

    Christine
    www.heartmadefashion.blogspot.ca

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  12. Love the honesty and your style. Never change either!

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  13. Hey ayushi,u head it perfectly,, u never dress cheesy when its about style ,,ur style rules my head evrytym ,,i m a complete fan of u ,, i wish i could meet u once girl ,,jst want to tlk tlk tlk !!! But unfortunately i don't live in Mumbai,, 😞 but anyways i m really pleased by ur styles n u thnkx fr gvng us an idea of how to dress elegantly 😊
    anshika

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    1. haha I would love to meet you sometime anshika! Thank you so much! xx

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  14. Very well written.
    Love those earrings. One look and I almost guessed Curio. They really have great stuff..

    Roxanne
    Head2Heels

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I am smitten by that store. I avoid going in very often as it could injurious to my bank account.

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  15. I just have to say this, somewhere, somehow we forget that fashion is essentially just about individual representation and it's unfortunate that it turns into this constant circle of groundless wanting and needing, you summed it well. And my thoughts exactly, about the individuality part. More power to you, hun.

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    1. Absolutely. Feels great to see someone share the same thought. xx

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  16. Hi, This is Wendy from Martofchina. Our company is an e-shop selling fashion products. We like your blog and appreciate your taste for fashion. So We want to send you some free samples which you like for your outfits or products review in your blog.
    If you are interested in this, please contact me at marketing@martofchina.com. I didn't find your mail address, so i hope it is okay to leave a message here. Thanks for reading.

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    1. Hey Wendy,

      Please feel free to write to me on aayushi@styldrv.com.

      Thank you

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  17. Hi!
    I'm new to you blog but trust me, I've absolutely fallen in love with it and your work! You are amazing! And I wish you all the luck ever! Keep inspiring fashion enthusiasts like me! :)
    love
    Charu xx

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