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...]

Great Tall Basics including Tall NYDJ

The main pieces of today's look are basics that you will enjoy mixing with so many items.  A tall white wrinkle-free shirt can be worn with jeans, a pencil skirt, under a blazer and more.  The jeans are slimming 'Not Your Daughter's Jeans' and come in several colors.   When you mix them with beautiful accessories, you'll always look super chic. Wrinkle-Free Tall Shirt.  Tall NYDJ - 35" Inseam Kendra Scott Necklace - currently on sale.  Crossbody Bag.  Foldable Flats - to size 13 View more tall outfits. … [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...]

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...]

Pineapple Love

I have a strange love affair with pineapples as shown here on my Pinterest board.  Today's outfit feeds my passion. Yes, I've already ordered the pineapple top. Tall Pineapple Top.  Tall Bermuda Shorts Pineapple Bag.   Laser Cut Sandals … [Read more...]

Hurry and Check Out the LTS Sale

You need to head on over to Long Tall Sally as they are offering 25% off pants, jeans, shorts, skirts and shoes. Ends Sunday, June 14th.  I've put together a few things I love: Tall Denim Skirt. Tall Bling Jeans.  Tall Palazzo Pants. Crochet Sneakers.  Beaded Sandals. Nine West Sandals. Enjoy the sale! … [Read more...]

Tall Personal Shopping: Outfit for Weddings

Client: 6'1" tall, 63 years old Size: 12, 35" inseam, size 11 shoes Wants:  Help finding an outfit to wear to a wedding. She wants a classic, not too formal look. Other info:  "My style is pretty basic. I wear jeans or khakis a lot. I can never seem to find dresses that look good because they are too short or emphasize my stomach, and I don't want bare arms. I have a large waist.  My budget is flexible, although I love bargains!" Tall Snob Responds: Thank you for trusting in my advice.  It's always fun to dress up for special occasions such as weddings. I've put together 3 looks for you in classic dress styles that can be worn year round.  As you know by know, you may need to purchase several styles and sizes, try them on and return the ones that don't work. Most stores these days have wonderful return policies, so feel free to play dress up in you home. #1 Tall Eyelet Dress Tall Eyelet Shift Dress - the reviews say to size up a size.   Silver and Crystal … [Read more...]

Tall Trends: Fringe and Tassels for the Win

I'm seeing tassels and fringe everywhere right now - on purses, tops, dresses, jewelry, shoes - the list goes on. I'm really loving that there are so many different ways to wear this fun, flirty and sometimes sassy trend. Tall ladies can rock some serious fringe since the long fringe detailing on a dress or top perfectly compliments long limbs. If you want to go all out, try wearing a little black dress with fringe details. If you'd prefer your fringe to be a little less obvious, wear it on a pair of sandals or a purse. Do you think the fringe trend is a bit too over-the-top? The subtler cousin of fringe, tassels, is just the thing for you. I love the understated tassel tie around the waist of the green maxi dress. The stone pendant necklace with a gold tassel at the bottom is something I'd continue to wear even after this trend fades. When I think of tassels on shoes, I typically think of a classic loafer. Why not try a more updated style by choosing a bright tassled … [Read more...]

Fruit Salad. Yummy, Yummy.

I come from a long line of fruit farmers.  As a kid I spent all of my Summers working on the farms and taking caring of the trees that would yield their delicious fruit. Fruits are best when they are in season and get ready because in the world of fashion, fruits are in season now! Banana Earrings.   Watermelon Watch.   Watermelon Evening Clutch. Tall Pineapple Print Dress.   Lime and Coconut Smoking Slippers.   Orange Keds. Pineapple Ballet Flats.   Strawberry Socks.   Cherry Skirt. … [Read more...]

Pretty Plus-Size Look From the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Can you believe we're fast approaching the halfway point of 2015? One of the things I love about this time of year is the half-yearly sales!  Just because a store doesn't carry tall sizes doesn't mean tall ladies can't take advantage of all the deals and steals.  One trick I use when shopping these sales is to compare the measurements of a “non-tall” item with the measurements of a similar item from a tall line. Using this strategy, I’ve scoured the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale and put together a pretty plus-size outfit that will work well for tall ladies. Cut-out Detail Top.   Polka Dot Midi Skirt. Kate Spade Earrings.  Scalloped Peep Toe Pumps - to size 13. With a length of 28.5”, the polka dot midi skirt is a great addition to your wardrobe for year-round wear.  The bright polka dots are perfect for spring and summer and the black fabric allows the skirt to span all seasons.  Plus, you can wear a myriad of different colored tops with the skirt thanks to the multi-colored … [Read more...]