Earning Stripes

Updated on Aug 12, 2011
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VesperLynd 's Thoughts:

I was so honored to have my last picture featured on the homepage this week and to “earn some stripes.” My deepest thanks to Chictopia and everyone who voted and left sweet comments. And thanks as always to everyone who posts such great, inspirational photos.

So here is my ode to stripes :) The magic hour reflection shadow sure does add some curves eh?

The exaggeration reminds me of my skinny vs. fat mirror theory, pardon the bluntness. So, I always keep a “skinny” mirror around (you know, those extra flattering ones) and here is why: I think women of all shapes are beautiful, absolutely, and women tend to be so critical of ourselves and we think that we don’t look as good as we do. I know we all do it (I have yet to meet an exception), not just about our sizes, but in general; we often don’t accept and celebrate us just the way we are. So why not balance out that critical voice inside with a little extra flattery?

xx Vesper

Comments (73)

PatriciaIacob
PatriciaIacob on October 16
FRENCH STYLE
LaChicCouture
LaChicCouture on September 21
love
ngl9
ngl9 on September 01
gorgeous!
HEYKaren
HEYKaren on August 22
what a gorgeous dress.
modgeisha
modgeisha on August 22
love this! you look elegant
LestaLatin
LestaLatin on August 21
love it
sleepwalker
sleepwalker on August 15
i really love this!
ScarlettRaven
ScarlettRaven on August 15
Very Stunning! :)
FASHBERRIES
FASHBERRIES on August 15
lovely dress and shades
AnneTheQuene
AnneTheQuene on August 15
Such a classy look! I love the dress.
meilissezhang
meilissezhang on August 15
love you look ! so classy : D
jumpingjellybean
jumpingjellybean on August 15
Love the bellt!
vmajQueserasera
vmajQueserasera on August 15
how could i not love this :3
FeliceRaina
FeliceRaina on August 14
i love love this outfit!
filipina
filipina on August 14
lovely outfit! voted!
ravenouscreatures
ravenouscreatures on August 14
I don't think you have to worry about keeping a "skinny" mirror on hand, as you are regardless of angles a tiny woman. The lighting in this photo is perfection and the shadows on the wall add a wonderful mystery to the photo!
ZiZi543
ZiZi543 on August 14
okay this outfit is adorable! you look great
curlybrain
curlybrain on August 14
wow!!!! i love ue dress very much and ur purse is to die for.. and the shoes.. absolutely chicvoted.. and you look gorgeous..
cjung
cjung on August 14
beautiful!
chyrelg
chyrelg on August 14
nautical chic!
immadi
immadi on August 14
chic!
XtyCon
XtyCon on August 14
very pretty and sophisticated!!
Pickledfish123
Pickledfish123 on August 14
Loveeeeee this! you look so amazing xx
Pradhan
Pradhan on August 14
chic
danemaria
danemaria on August 14
gorgeous! chic voted
CaraJ
CaraJ on August 14
love this shot!
chrissylovesyou
chrissylovesyou on August 14
Chic!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on August 14
This is so Twiggy-esque!
trishayluvbieber
trishayluvbieber on August 14
real cute
OCKiwiWoman
OCKiwiWoman on August 14
Great outfit and great post!
ANNAFRYS
ANNAFRYS on August 14
cool pic
FashionTrendsMore
FashionTrendsMore on August 14
awesome shoes!:)
HOA1950
HOA1950 on August 14
Sharp, bold and chic! I love the pixie haircut and red pumps!
AmeliaKnoche
AmeliaKnoche on August 14
this is so chic!
anonymours
anonymours on August 14
super chic
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on August 14
gorgeous!
kristineIlynn
kristineIlynn on August 14
cute!
keizie
keizie on August 14
chic and elegant!
LauraOsorio
LauraOsorio on August 14
gorgeous
erikarayofsunshine
erikarayofsunshine on August 14
you said right things. and i love your dress yess
goddesss
goddesss on August 14
amazing! faved!
weirdococo
weirdococo on August 14
nice dress!
flexilexi
flexilexi on August 14
so chic!i love it
Vickyath
Vickyath on August 14
Amazing look! One of the most chic pictures!
lizzified
lizzified on August 14
love your dress and belt
Fashion27
Fashion27 on August 13
LOVE!!
aribear22
aribear22 on August 13
cute dress
aharri38
aharri38 on August 13
Wise words from a chic young lady!
lemuria
lemuria on August 13
love these pictures!
malloryasherr
malloryasherr on August 13
dress/belt combo is so nice :)
Ellia
Ellia on August 13
This is a gorgeous picture. The lighting is perfect! You look really great in stripes. I like your theory too, with the mirrors. And you're right--we should flatter ourselves as much as we can, because we deserve it!
VesperLynd
VesperLynd on August 14
It's true! The ironic thing too is when I was putting together this photo and post I wasn't sure it was any good. I guess the battle continues, conquering that critic inside, but thanks for the compiments!
SweetnSassy
SweetnSassy on August 13
Great dress!
MakeupxSparkles
MakeupxSparkles on August 13
cute
katrinanguyens
katrinanguyens on August 13
:D
TheDemoiselle
TheDemoiselle on August 13
that is fabulous!
thesimpletheory
thesimpletheory on August 13
love this look !
candygirlcolette
candygirlcolette on August 13
so stylish!
thecolorvintage
thecolorvintage on August 13
This is so cute! I love the red shoes!
shennie87
shennie87 on August 13
your heels are sexy!
shennie87
shennie87 on August 13
i love your bag!!!
deekaywang
deekaywang on August 13
fabb<3
ellefraction
ellefraction on August 13
Your description is so inspiring. <3 Good job for making the homepage, darling!
maryiangge
maryiangge on August 13
great picture!
stephelle
stephelle on August 13
amazing look!
canyoupasstheglitter
canyoupasstheglitter on August 13
gorgeous dress!!
rach77
rach77 on August 13
Gorgous!!!!!
editorspicks
editorspicks on August 13
Hi, you've been selected as our Home Page feature. Congratulations! You've also earned 500 Chic Points. Thank you so much for your amazing style and creative blog post!
tunababe
tunababe on August 13
gorgeous!!!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on August 13
Very classy ensemble!
taradanilo
taradanilo on August 13
Amazing photo.
JanelleEfe
JanelleEfe on August 13
great combo, very chic :)
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on August 12
amazing dress and chic shoes
IandW
IandW on August 12
mmm very nice
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