7 Pieces 7 Outfits Tall Edition

Audrey over at Putting Me Together is hosting a  7 x 7 challenge. The idea is to take 7 pieces and remix them into 7 outfits. I am a big fan of Audrey's blog and so I thought it would be fun to take up the challenge using tall clothes. I picked 7 basic tall pieces. In my mind I chose a business woman that needs to pack light, but also needs some items to wear after business meetings.  However, these pieces can work for anyone including stay-at-home moms. Here are the 7 items: Belted Tall Maxi Dress - available in 4 colors, but I love the teal. Bright Pink Tall Cardigan Eyelet Tall Shirt Coral Tank Top Blowfish Wedge Sandals to size 15 Printed Twill Shorts Striped Tall Pencil Skirt  I also added an optional black stone bib necklace. You can also add any other accessories such as scarves, handbags, belts and jewelry to add more variety to these outfits.  Now onto the outfit options   Let me know what you think. Also if you want to take this … [Read more...]

Figure Flattering Alternatives to Shorts

I know many women are simply uncomfortable wearing shorts.  While there are so many different silhouettes for dresses, skirts, and pants, shorts just seem very homogenous.  If the typical cut doesn't look good on you, you might feel like you're just out of luck.  Well during the hot months, it's imperative to find something that works for you--even if it's not shorts.  Take a look at these figure flattering and seasonally appropriate alternatives to shorts: A-line Jersey Skirt: Women's Tall Foldover Jersey Skirts Body skimming but in an A-line.  The foldover helps camouflage a belly and the material is lightweight--perfect for summer. Printed Pencil Skirt: Women's Tall Striped Jersey Pencil Skirt. A pencil skirt might not be an obvious choice, but if you are curvy, a pencil skirt can actually accentuate your curves in a good way! Nevertheless I picked a patterned one--a pattern works wonders at hiding imperfections. Loose Fitting Dress: Women's Tall Tie-dye Yoke Dress. … [Read more...]

Tall Trends: Tie-Dye

A huge trend we're seeing for Summer is tie dye. The trend is not the average "put every color in the rainbow on your shirt" type of color mixing. Most of the tie dye items have just a few colors mixed in. Add at least one of these casual pieces into your wardrobe for a fun change.  Row 1: Tall Tie Dye Yoke Dress. Tie Dye Scarf.  Monterey Tall Dress.  Tie Dye Maxi Skirt.  Row 2: Tie Dye Tank Top. Tall Rockstar Jeans in Tie-Dye , very subtle. Shirred Skirt.  Toms Tie Dye Shoes to size 12. You may also like plus size tie dye. … [Read more...]

Tall Ikat Print Skirt

Today I came across this tall ikat print skirt and I'm loving the style! It can easily be dressed up for office wear or pair it with a plain white t-shirt for an easy casual look. The tall size is 30" long and it's getting high reviews.  View more tall skirts. … [Read more...]

Tall Travel Wardrobe for Europe

Lara, a 6'1" tall woman, is really excited about her 25th wedding anniversary as she and her husband will celebrate by taking a trip to Europe.  She will start her journey with 3 days in Paris, then catch a 14 day guided tour and end in Rome where they will spend a few days in the Cinque Terre region of Italy. Total length of the vacation is 3 weeks. Doesn't this sound like a dream? They have to pack light - each with a small suitcase and a day pack. Lara has been gracious to share with us some items she chose for her trip. Tall Travel Wardrobe - Europe Chico's - Ripstop Utility Shorts - 15.5" inseam. She bought them in tan, black, and navy. Lara says they hit her above the knees and are really comfy with a stretch-knit waistband. They also come in a shorter length. Athleta - Shasta Pants - 35.5" Inseam.  Lara states - "These also have the stretch-knit waistband and are super comfy. I love the way you can snap the legs up to make them crops. I got them in Asphalt Heather … [Read more...]

Friday Finds

Sorry about the lack of posting this week.  It's been a crazy mom week and I haven't had any free moments to blog.  My oldest has prom tomorrow and somehow Mr. Tall and I got suckered willingly volunteered to make steak dinners for 5 couples.  :) It will be fun, but it's taken a lot of work to get all of the details figured out.  I'll post pictures next week. So for today, I want to just show you a few items I am digging: Long Tall Sally - 7 looks - one for each day of the week. Old Navy's ombre tall maxi dress. So pretty! Nordstrom - Pikolinos - USA Sandals - love these for Summer. Hautelook's Shiraleah Riva Tote Sale $49. Ends 4/29 at 8 am. Topshop - Tall Striped Tube Skirt pair with a t-shirt Tall Snob Store -  Prairie Underground -Extra Long Cloak Hoodie Jackets Hottest seller this week. Also in yellow. Ideeli - Unaluna Cap Sleeve Long Rita Dress - 67" long. (4 colors). Sale $79.99. Ends 4/27. Have a great weekend! Hope it is fabulous! … [Read more...]

Tall Tuesday: Flower Power

Nothing says Spring more than floral printed clothing. I really can't get enough of seeing these gorgeous items. They make me SMILE :)    I've found you 7 tall floral clothing items that are sure to announce that Spring has Sprung! Featured - Liz Claiborne Tall Printed Floral Skirt   From right top to bottom left: Tall Garden Shirt Floral Jaquard Ankle Pants Floral Tall Peplum Top Floral Tall Tank Top Floral Tall Scuba Dress Ruffle Black/White Top     … [Read more...]

One Skirt Two Ways: Work and Play.

I don't know about you but when I worked outside the home it was always tough to take my work wear into casual wear.  I hated having two wardrobes; it felt expensive and unnecessary.  When I came across this skirt, I knew it would be the perfect piece to take from work to date night, church, or even shopping.  I featured it in this post but my work wasn't done; clearly someone is not quite over neon. Worthington Colorblock Pleated Skirt (Tall). This skirt is a great opportunity to infuse some color into one's wardrobe.  The light colors and fabric are perfect for spring and summer.  The A-line and pleats are perfect for all shapes (curvy girls and pear shaped gals, go for it!). See it styled two ways:  Casual Cool versus Office Chic Women's Chambray Shirts.  Enzo Angiolini - Karnak (Natural/Neon Yellow) (Up to size 11). The casual outfit is adorable (if I do say so myself) and unexpected.  I love pairing the light chambray with the neon.  It definitely dresses it down but is … [Read more...]

Alloy Has a New Tall Shop

We all love Alloy! After all they have long inseam pants and jeans up to 37" long, tall maxi dresses, some longer length shirts and all at affordable prices. Alloy now has a new tall shop - with all of their tall or longer length items in one section for easier shopping!  Don't you love it when stores make it easier for us to find what we need? So, how do I shop at Alloy? A few years ago, I tried them, didn't get the right fit and gave up on them.  But, over the past year, I decided to give it another try and was pleasantly surprised. Obviously, I'm not a youngster anymore. {Sigh}. And a lot of the clothing is geared more towards teens. But, I have found items that I can wear. (pants and jeans).  I usually check the size chart and then order the item in the size I think I am, and then a size larger. I know, what you're saying, that this is a huge pain, but I order two items and return the one that I don't want to keep.  So, why would I go to all of this trouble? Why not just spend a … [Read more...]

Pencil Skirts at Asos

If you haven't checked out the pencil skirts at Asos, let me tell you about them.  Asos sells affordable to mid-priced European style clothing. Many of their pencil skirts have longer lengths - therefore a great option for tall women. They also sell plus size (their curvy collection) and have some longer length maternity skirts. While you are browsing around Asos, they also have affordable accessories. Here are a few of my favorite pencil skirts.  Diamond Jacquard Pencil Skirt $61.39.  Boucle $61.39.  Snake Print Leather Pencil Skirt $166.6 Leather  Look Pencil Skirt $36.83 Monochrome Print $31.57  Lace Longer Pencil Skirt $49.11 Plus Size Jersey $31.57. Black Leather Pencil Skirt $157.86 Checkerboard Maternity $31.57 Which one would you love to have?   … [Read more...]