Tall Striped Top – Styled 2 Ways

A tall striped shirt is such a versatile piece for your tall wardrobe. At first glance, this black and white tall striped top may look plain and basic. However, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how many pieces you can pair it with. I know my tall striped tops have quickly become go-to favorites for fall, winter and early spring. Here's how I've styled the top: Dressed Up Don't be afraid to pair this more casual striped top with dressier pieces like a lace skirt and blazer.  The stripes on the shirt and floral lace pattern on the tall skirt create some subtle pattern mixing.  And guess what?! The skirt is currently on sale for only $29 and the blazer is on sale for $55! Dressed Down Early fall is often not quite chilly enough to warrant wearing a jacket or coat.  The long-sleeves of the top combined with the vest and a pair of jeans should be just the right amount of coverage to keep you warm on those slightly brisk fall days. Tall Striped Top.    Tall Grey Blazer - … [Read more...]

Tall Trends – Mad for Plaid

I bought my first tall plaid shirt last year and couldn't believe how much I wore it.  Plaid is no longer just for lumberjacks or aficionados of the 1990s flannel shirt trend. You can now find tall plaid skirts, pretty button-ups blouses, tunics, pants, shoes and more!  I'm thrilled to be seeing so many tall plaid styles for women this year and can't wait to beef up my plaid collection. Here are a few styles that caught my eye: Plaid linen-blend tunic (Up to size XXL; Also available in red plaid) Tall tunics are one of my all time favorite clothing items and I love the blue plaid fabric of this tunic.  It would look great with tall white jeans, black jeans or just jeans! The tunic comes in a breathable linen/cotton blend. Over-the-knee Boots: (Up to size 12; Available in 4 widths) I just love the plaid detail on these over-the-knee boots.  To make it even better, the boots can be adjusted to fit larger calfs and come in 4 different widths! Plaid tall midi skirt (Up … [Read more...]

Tall Sporty Skort Outfit

In the span of less than a week, I've attended two activities that required cute outdoor wear for hot weather.  I have plenty of tall activewear but none of it was suitable for these events so I ended up positively melting in my cropped jeans. Ugh! No fun! I really didn't have any other option because I needed to wear my sneakers (and they are workout sneakers, not stylish sneakers that I would be able to wear with a dress or skirt). Of course, the lack of a suitable outfit for these events set me on the search for tall Bermuda shorts.  Then, I realized that a tall skort might work even better for me since I typically prefer skirts to shorts.  I found a tall skort from Eddie Bauer that has moisture wicking, quick drying fabric and also provides some protection from the sun.  Sounds perfect! To make it even better, it comes in 5 colors. I paired the skort with a striped, loose-fitting tall tank in a breathable 100% cotton fabric, a backpack to carry my sunscreen, water bottle and … [Read more...]

Tall Vest Styled 3 Ways

I happened to be browsing the tall women's clothing on Banana Republic's website, and this double-breasted tall vest caught my eye for a few reasons.  First, the subtle blush fabric is easy to pair with several different colors or patterns.  Also, many tall vests I've come across seem to be focused on providing warmth and mostly fall into the "sporty" category while this piece is on the structured side with its double-breasted closure, notch collar and slightly textured fabric. Another reason I'm drawn to this vest is its wearability.  Vests tend to play well with a variety of styles since they can be layered over dresses, worn with pants or skirts, layered over a tank top or long-sleeve shirt etc.  In a nutshell, this piece has the potential to see a lot of wear throughout the year. I chose three different pieces to go with the vest: a pair of tall jeans, a "non-tall" printed skirt that should still work for us tall ladies, and a pair of tall polka dot pants. Tall vest … [Read more...]

Wear Now Pieces from Long Tall Sally’s New Fall Collection

Long Tall Sally's fall collection just launched and a lot of the pieces look fantastic. The problem is, I'm not quite in the mindset to think about layers, sweaters, jackets and pants at the moment since I'm still in summer mode.  I've been browsing the items to see if there are any transitional pieces that can be worn on both warmer summer days and into fall. Guess what? We're in luck!  I found some tall tops, tunics and a dress that I think will be perfect for wearing now and into fall. Tall V-Neck Dress.  Striped Tall Tunic.  Floral Tall Tunic Dress. Tall Lace Insert Top.  Printed Tall T-Shirt. What are your favorite items from the new LTS collection? … [Read more...]

Ladylike Tall Dress for Summer

I fell in love with this ladylike cotton floral dress during a recent visit to a Long Tall Sally store.  Alas, I was not able to bring it home with me because they did not have my size in stock, but now I can't seem to get it out of my mind.  This is mainly due to the fact that I am hunting high and low for any clothing made with breathable fabrics for this hot summer weather.  The fabric felt so summery and light against my skin, and I know it would be the perfect addition to my summer dress repertoire.  I have a sneaking suspicion it will end up in my closet soon especially since it's on sale right now! This dress would be simply perfect to wear to a daytime summer wedding, a bridal or baby shower, a dressy brunch, church...endless possibilities. The mid-calf length of the skirt hits at just the right spot and the self-tie belt defines the waist (and also provides for one of my favorite details - a bow). It would look perfect paired with ladylike grey peep-toe pumps, a … [Read more...]

Beat the Heat: Tall Linen Finds

My current obsession: Linen! I'm sure you can guess why. If not, here's a hint: IT'S HOT! Thanks to the sweltering summer weather, I'm craving breathable, lightweight fabrics. I found a pair of tall linen pants hiding in the back of my closet, and I'm surprised by how many times I reach for them now as I'm getting dressed. The amount of wears I'm getting out of these once forgotten pants is inspiring me to hunt for other linen items. Here are a few of my favorite linen picks for tall ladies: Tall Linen Trapeze Dress Linen Tank (3 colors) Tall linen cargo skirt (on sale for $39.99) Tall Linen Tunic (currently 50% off the sale price!)   Linen/Cotton Tall Culottes (on sale for $24.99) … [Read more...]

Top Picks from the Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale

Summer officially started a couple of days ago and, lucky for us, Nordstrom is currently having its summer clearance sale. I've stumbled across a few fabulous finds that I think would be perfect for us tall fashionistas so of course I had to share!  The sale goes through June 28 and items are selling fast so if you see something you like, be sure to snatch it up. Check out these versatile leather sandals!  They come in 5 colors and go up to a size 13. These easy-going Lucky Brand sandals are perfect for lazy summer days.  They go up a size 12. Two Strap Sandals Also in pink/yellow Everyone needs a bright wedge for summer!  These come in several colors and widths and go up to a size 12. Looking for an edgy high-heeled sandal?  These "caged" beauties fit the bill and have rave reviews! Cross-body bags are my go-to lately because I love having my hands free while I'm out shopping or walking around.  This pretty bag is a steal at 40% off.  It has an … [Read more...]

Tall Trends: Pretty Palm Prints

Are you looking for a bold summer pattern to add to your tall clothing collection that doesn't include florals?  A pretty palm print might just be the answer.  While I love floral prints, sometimes I want something a bit less "girly" and it's always good to have a bit of variety with the prints in my closet. When I think of a palm print, I typically see a green and white pattern in my mind's eye, but I've noticed several styles in other fun colors as well.  From workout clothes to dresses to PJs, frond prints are everywhere this summer. Check out some of my favorite picks:   Plus Size Dress - Length 43"  Black/White Shirtdress.    Green Tall Palm Dress.  PJs. Workout Capris.  Palm Print Tall T-Shirt.   Tall Shorts.    Trapeze Dress You may also like this pineapple top. … [Read more...]

Day-to-Night Button-Up Tall Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are usually a high-demand item amongst tall women, and I think I may have just found the perfect one! I had the exciting experience of visiting a Long Tall Sally store with my mom last week, and I immediately honed in on this mixed print, black and white button-up maxi dress. Floral Tall Maxi Dress.  Fringe Purse.   Orange Sandals.  Bangles.   Black Strappy Sandals. There is a lot to love about this dress.  For starters, it buttons all the way down which means you get to decide how much leg you want to show.  You can go from showing no leg at all to a maxi with a slit simply by undoing a few buttons. Being able to adjust the slit allows the dress to seamlessly go from a day look to a night look making it a very versatile piece.  You can also wear it as a long-line vest over shorts and a tank or over a slipdress. The scoop neckline is very flattering and perfect for showing off your favorite statement necklace.  The wide straps and full coverage on the back of the … [Read more...]