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The strong survive, the courageous triumph

March 4, 2012
The fact that life is unpredictable is a universally known fact. One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. But you have no idea how unpredictable until it hits you right where it hurts. And when it does hit you, you either lose or you win with strength that you never even knew you had.

We get inspiration from the most unlikely sources. For some it’s the thought of having someone behind them, someone who is ready to catch them in case they tumble and fall. For others it’s that incredible urge to win against all odds. The feeling seeps into your mind and heart with such intensity that every cell in your body yearns to win.

You go ahead and you do it. But all you feel is a hollow in your chest. You win but you don’t feel victorious. You fail to understand whether you gained or lost.  Whoever said winning wasn’t important sure knew what he was talking about. Victory is what is important. Triumph is what makes you satisfied. Winning, is just holding a big fat trophy in your hand a.k.a its useless. Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

p.s – This outfit is more than a month old. Just found it in my drafts! 

Stripe dress – Mango
Red tights – Local Boutique
Shoes – Catwalk
Blazer – styleplatter.com
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  • Reply CottonCandyINK March 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    very cute outfit

  • Reply sumitra March 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Hmm, deep post. Lovely outfit.

  • Reply Jen..The Butterfly Effect March 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Wow! My thoughts are so much in synchronous with yours!:)This is what I tell people when they think they've “lost the battle”. Love your words! And keep being inspired and inspiring! :)xxoo

  • Reply Well... March 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Girl, you are not only a style inspiration, you are a writer! And your piece right here in victory really spoke to me. As an athlete who just finished her senior year of sports, reading this touched me. I'm actually thinking about printing this out and showing it to my coach. 🙂
    Anyway, this outfit is cute! Love the bright red tights you paired with the dress. Really makes it stand out.

    Don't miss out on the giveaway on my blog!


  • Reply Zainab Imichi Alhassan March 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    nice outfit. love the mix and match.

  • Reply Zainab Imichi Alhassan March 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    nice outfit. love the mix and match.

  • Reply Mariyam ABAG March 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    love this post 🙂


  • Reply Mirage March 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    “Nobody goes undefeated all the time.” – the line which hit me the most.

    Very well written Chandana. And the apt title is a cherry on the cake. 🙂

    Oh by the way, have I told you that this coat of yours is really good? :-*

  • Reply Soumi March 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I see you're in a red mood. I've always been a huge fan of red and stripes together!

  • Reply el_martina March 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    very pretty look! I love your red pants!

  • Reply kala March 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Loved the overcoat 🙂

  • Reply Virgit March 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    In love with your blazer sweetie so chic kisses

  • Reply nitika March 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    JUst the words I needed to hear at this time.. 🙂
    PS- loved d hint of red in your outfit..


  • Reply Thrifted Shift March 5, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I really like the title and the spirit of this post!

  • Reply Mad For Fashion...For Less March 5, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Love the top!

  • Reply Miss Jota March 5, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Linda! Love the stripes dress. Kisses from Brazil ~.~



  • Reply Skinny Moonstick March 5, 2012 at 3:38 am

    What you wrote makes you really think about everything… every day just makes us stronger and carry on of what our lives are…
    Anyways, your outfit is very pretty too, I adore the red on you, looks very chic and pretty!
    Good luck!


  • Reply Butterfly... :) March 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

    I second every word that you have written in this lovely post of yours! <3 Okay, i don't want to sound cheesy but here i go -- Haar ke Jeetne wale ko hi Baazigar Kehte Hai!! ;) Hehehe!! Sorry but i had to include this in my comment! Looking lovely. I love the Mango dress!

    P.S. — New Post on my blog too Cherie! <3 Make sure you take out time and give it a look. I'd really appreciate that! Once again -- You have a lovely blog! :)


  • Reply kismitoffeebar March 5, 2012 at 4:01 am

    You would have made the day for so many with your lines 🙂
    Ya, and so many a time, the end itself doesn't matter. The journey is all that's worth.


  • Reply SEPO March 5, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Inspiration indeed comes from most unlikely sources! We too directly or indirectly sometimes end up inspiring someone!

  • Reply Juneli March 5, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Love the combination of stripes, black, white and red!

  • Reply Cloud Nine March 5, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Very true! Inspiration comes from the most unlikeliest sources. Thoughtful post and lovely outfit:)

  • Reply Karishma March 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    This was a inspirational post gurl, beautifully written! Lovely outfit.

  • Reply Marta March 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

    What a lovely dress!! 🙂

  • Reply Dionysia Leolei March 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    love the stripes with the red compination sooo summer!!!!!

    Dionysia – I am a fashionista

  • Reply Rià March 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

    So true! Thoughtful indeed. Nice outfit.

  • Reply The Dainty Dolls House March 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

    You look great!! And I agree with your words, have a great week 🙂 x

  • Reply shirin goel March 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Amazing the visit was worth…

  • Reply Baby Budget Blog March 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Awesome, awesome words!!! That last line is what I needed to hear today, so thanks! Doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, it matters how many times you get back up!


    Great layering and LOVE the red pants. Really need a pair in my life as soon as I can find the right shade for me!

  • Reply Red Handed March 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I likehow u placed tht red leggings…
    and love the pendant

  • Reply Sunkissed March 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Lovely words Chandana, so very true.

  • Reply Sunjo March 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Love your red! My favorite.

  • Reply Descontraidas March 6, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Great outfit.


  • Reply Rambling Of A Single Girl In The City March 6, 2012 at 4:37 am

    so true.. its not all about winning.. I loved the line If you can pick up after a crushing defeat. that's very important .. Nice outfit 😀

  • Reply Alexa March 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I love the layers in this outfit + the pop of color!


  • Reply Rachel {Da Paura ♥} March 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    This is such a chic outfit! I love the blazer especially. Such inspiring words you have written too!


  • Reply Agam March 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    That's an intriguing, thought provoking and a truly inspiring post..very well written Chandana!!
    Cute outfit 🙂

  • Reply ItsReallyJenny March 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    cute outfit ~ love the red tights with the outfit! quirky but smart too 😛

    J <3

  • Reply Katrina March 7, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I don't know what caused you to write something so deep but I imagine it was moving and touching. I completely understand about life's unpredictable sudden changes and how they leave an aftermath. I hope life is treating you well.

  • Reply Mary March 7, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Hi lovely,
    I love your outfit and your stripe dress!
    Fashion tea at 5

  • Reply E March 7, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Very true sentiments. Love your look, too.

  • Reply Julie Khuu March 7, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Beautifully put! Cheers to triumph honey! You're totally workin' it in those pants…hot hot hot!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments, hope you’ll be back to see my latest designs!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

  • Reply kissa March 7, 2012 at 5:53 am

    red pants looks so good on you! it added a spark of color to your look! 🙂

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    feel free to drop by if you want 🙂 thanks! 🙂

  • Reply RICHA S March 7, 2012 at 6:45 am

    hey dear… very nice blog… love ur writing skills specially hey dear… chk mine… lemme know how u think abt it… its quite new

  • Reply Anjuli March 7, 2012 at 7:08 am

    loved the pics- but loved your words even more. You put it perfectly- you know it is about the picking oneself back up and continuing on- that is when we become victorious!

  • Reply little t March 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Nice outfit!

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