All Things Striped

February 10, 2012 · 58 comments

in Fashion & Beauty, Wellness

I have the most boring wardrobe. I tend to go on fashion phases and usually it takes a while for me to snap out of my current fashion phase. So far I am done with my all-things-black phase, I remember my mom would say everytime she sees me before, “ano ba yan para kang pupunta lagi sa patay.” Haha. What the heck, I am living out my black chic drama. I’ve always felt that you can never go wrong with the little black dress and pearls.:) I am also done with my all-things-checkered phase. It was cut short because one time, we attended a gathering and the table cloth looked screamingly like my top so that sort of did the reality check for me. Funny, but I went through all-things-animal prints too, but that didn’t last long too. Even I realized that yes it looks good on some people but definitely not on me:) As for my all-things-flowery prints, I am sort of not over that yet, but it isn’t totally consuming me as the other ones, and I mostly like them on bags and pouches.

Right now, I am currently in my all-things-striped phase. There’s something about stripes that makes me so drawn to it. I like how seamless and fluid it is. I like how clean it makes you look. I like how when you pair it with red, my favorite color, you’ll still get away with it. I don’t care how the horizontal lines make me look fat, it just make me feel good every time I wear stripes. They say stripes is the new black, and I totally agree!:)

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love the contrast

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the belt did it!:)

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"smart casual" in stripes

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stripes + red = fab

And at any given day, I don’t dress for fashion, I dress for myself.:)

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Veronica March 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

I really love your last line – I don’t dress for fashion, I dress for myself.:) That’s so cool!

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Cha
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February 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

Horizontal Stripe is great for thin people like Dg. But for tabachingching like me we need Vertical stripes to make us look thinner. :-)

I love your one liner: And at any given day, I don’t dress for fashion, I dress for myself.:)

That is exactly should be the mind set of everyone!
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Blanca February 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Thanks Cha.:)

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DG Lakwatsero
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February 13, 2012 at 3:07 am

I love stripes. I am very thin, so as much as possible I wear stripes to look bigger..
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Blanca February 13, 2012 at 3:20 am

Lucky you lakwatsero!:)

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michi
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February 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

i love stripes too, pero now parang hindi na bagay sa kin, lumalapad lalo ko. hehe! bihira din kasi ang vertical stripes.

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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

Ahaha Michi, carry lang. :)

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Enzo February 12, 2012 at 7:35 am

Yeah. Stripes are cool. They look neat and dainty.
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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thanks Enzo.:)

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paliiits
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February 12, 2012 at 3:40 am

yown! dapat dress for ourselves and not for fashion n_n

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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:00 am

Thanks Paliiits.:)

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ralph
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February 12, 2012 at 2:54 am

“And at any given day, I don’t dress for fashion, I dress for myself.” loved the line… this should always be the attitude, if you’re confident enough to what you wear… maganda lagi ang kalalabasan. Yahweh bless.
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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:04 am

Thanks Ralph.:)

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leon
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February 12, 2012 at 2:14 am

Parisian look, naalala ko si Audrey Hepburn. :)
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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:05 am

Thank Leon.:)

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Sumi Go
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February 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Stripes are really nice statement pieces :D I prefer vertical-striped tops though ;)
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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:08 am

Thanks Sumi!:)

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Dexter
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February 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I like the hat and the s shades.. pwede kong ibili anak ko nyan :)
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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:11 am

ahahaa, go dexter!:)

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Stacy
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February 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

agree that’s a nice way to dress .. FOR yourself
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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:12 am

Thanks Stacy!:)

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Leah
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February 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Oh gawd, you think you have the most boring wardrobe? Think again! hehhee.. Ako na yata ang number 1. Kaya nahihiya akong iblog ang wardrobe ko kasi alang kwenta. LOL. joke!

I love stripes! I used to wear them, kaso sabi nakakataba daw tingnan yung horizontal stripes. I look for vertical stripes sa blouses and shirts, pero konti lang din nakikita ko. :p

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EDMARATION
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February 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Stripes could be helpful. For chubby and small people, vertical stripes could make look you taller and slim. While horizontal stripes could add volume to your body,

Hey Blanca, wanna see you wear those stripes too :) )

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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

Hi Edmaration, I don’t follow convention even if horizontal stripes make me look fat, I still wear them because I like! hahaha. That’s why I didn’t pose my pics here kasi I don’t look good in stripes, but then I feel good in stipes which is much important to me than looking good. Haha!:)

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gayE
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February 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Ooh.. Me likey the striped dress!
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Blanca February 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

Thanks Gaye!:)

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VIoly
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February 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I used to wear stripes too kaso tumaba na ako e and i hate it pag may na meet ako na kakilala and bigla ka sasabihan nang “OMG antaba-taba mo na”… kaka-loka! hehe.. kaya i stopped wearing those type of stripes that will make me look wider.. but i still have them in my closet… ;)
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Ahaha. Kakainis nga yan, I have those moments too, carry lang basta I want to wear stripes ang drama ko ganon. hahaha.:)

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Kathy Ngo
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February 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

You must be really thin to pull that look … I look like a prison ward when I wear stripes.
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

On the contrary Kathy, I am fat, I just don’t care. hehe.:)

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markpogi
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February 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

I used to have a couple of striped polo-shirts but all of them were too tight for me.
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thank you for commenting Mark!:)

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michymichymoo February 11, 2012 at 10:22 am

I just realized I have many striped clothes pala. It never goes old. :)
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I know Michy, its classic like black.:)

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ROM
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February 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

boring man siya, at least, wardrobe pa rin siyang matatawag… :)
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

Ahahaha, thanks Rom.:)

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rhed February 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

Thanks for sharing. I like the black stripes skirt, esp. ung color black , ganda!

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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thanks Rhed!:)

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Lea
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February 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

I’m basically a T-shirt and jeans type of gal. I also like striped shirts ( the horizontal ones coz I’m slim; vertical stripes make me thinner LOL). And yes, I believe that black dresses are stylish :)

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Chriselle Sy
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February 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Super cute! I like stripes but I’m not confident enough to wear them :( Sigh sigh

I feel that they make me look kinda fat. Hehe.

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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

Hi Chriselle, I am fat but that doesn’t stop me from wearing stripes. haha.:)

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rc gweniful
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February 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

i’ve been into stripes my whole life. i guess with me, it’s not just a phase but a lifestyle. =)
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 7:49 am

Thanks Gweniful.:)

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Blair Villanueva
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February 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

stripes, black and white plus RED.. reminds me of Betty Boop!
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

Hi Blair, ahaha, oo nga no. Anyway, I love Betty Boop. haha.:)

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Gladys
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February 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

i also don’t care much about fashion, but i swear to you, i love stripes :) yey!

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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

Gladys, yey! Stripes.:)

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redamethyst
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February 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

halos pareho tayo, I usually go for black too, until na realize ko ang dame ko ng black. ngayon nman ang dame ko ring stripes. :D
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

Haha!pareho nga tayo!:)

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Clint
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February 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

I am fond of wearing stripes too, especially the horizontals.
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Blanca February 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

Hi Clint, guys do like stripes nga no.:)

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sionee
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February 10, 2012 at 4:57 am

I like stripes but not too much kasi malapad ako and i look bigger pa when I wear one. :(
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Blanca February 10, 2012 at 5:42 am

I am malapad too Sionee pero go pa rin ako sa stripes.:)

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Nancy
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February 10, 2012 at 4:06 am

Black never run out of style… at least I believe so… it has been my way of effectively concealing when some things need not to be noticed.:D
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Blanca February 10, 2012 at 4:31 am

I agree with you Nancy.haha.:)

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Gemma February 10, 2012 at 3:46 am

Love stripes too! I go for SIMPLE! shirt, pants, rubber shoes… walang ka fashion fashion hehe… (ok minsan lang, as in minsan.. hehe)

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Blanca February 10, 2012 at 3:49 am

Thanks Ms Gems. It seems we have a lot in common.:)

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Karen
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February 10, 2012 at 3:26 am

I also love to wear stripes…the vertical one since I’m not tall enough..it gives my physique a tall and thin effect.
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