Wednesday
Jul232014

Blanca 

TALL Asymmetric Body Concious Dress - ASOS (size 10) (Also comes in a strapless version HERE)/Neck piece and cuff - Forever 21/Shoes (size 12) - Preview International via Nordstrom Rack/Clutch - Thrifted

Photo credit: Shannon Warf 

I live for an amazing white dress. They are super hard to find because white isn't the most forgiving color in the world. The wrong cut and you will grossly misrepresent yourself. That's why I absolutely fell in love with this white hot dress from the ASOS Tall line (did I mention it's only $41.92).

It has super clean lines, the fabric is very forgiving and the arms are super long! Bottom line, it's a show stopper. Now, please believe I have a nude body shaper on underneath. Not so much for the shaping but for the foundation. After all, it's a white dress and my Mama would kill me if I didn't wear something underneath to make sure you couldn't see through it. Slips are not my thing, so I opted for the body shaper (that I picked up from Target for $16.99) and it worked out beautifully.

With a dress like this...who really need accessories!? Thus I opted for simple, metallic pieces that compliment but don't steal the show. I love a great metallic piece because it gives a pinch of pizazz but still keeps it neutral. 

What do you look for in a white dress?

Tuesday
Jul152014

Soled Out

Ashton Textured High Heels Sandal - Sole Society (size 12)/Print Jersey Pant - Long Tall Sally (size M)/Oversized Pocket Tee - Long Tall Sally (similar HERE)/Clutch - H&M/Fedora - JCP/Necklace - Thrifted 

Photo Credit: Janet Fong

Hold on....wait for it...SOLE SOCIETY HAS SIZE 12'S!!!

Yes hunni. You read that all the way right. Sole Society now has some amazing styles in sizes up to 12 with more on the way.

I received my first pair last week and I absolutely LOVE them. They are the Ashton, in pale almond, in size 12. They fit perfectly (true to size) and were comfortable on the first wear. Do I need to mention that they are HOT? I mean just look at them. Buckles, straps and texture...oh my!

They are constructed very well and the buckles are adjustable but once you adjust them, there will be no need to buckle them again because there is a full zipper in the back that makes them easy to put on.

I can't wait to try other styles. You want to see them? Click HERE for all of the Sole Society shoes in sizes up to 12.

I am also obsessed with these Print Jersey Pants from Long Tall Sally. They are SO comfy (you feel like you are wearing pajamas without the embarrassment of wearing pajamas) and add a little punch to your casual wear. That, combined with the awesome length, makes them a win-win in my humble opinion.

Excited about the new Sole Society extended shoe size options? Don't forget to share...we need to stick together tall dolls:)

Wednesday
Jul022014

Alloy is the New Tall

CLICK ABOVE FOR ALL TALL JUMPSUITS AND OVERALLS.

CLICK ABOVE FOR ALL TALL DRESSES.

CLICK ABOVE FOR ALL TALL JEANS.CLICK HERE FOR ALL TALL PANTS. 

CLICK ABOVE FOR ALL TALL SKIRTS.

CLICK ABOVE FOR ALL SHOES UP TO SIZE 13.

Try to hold back your tears of joy! Alloy just released a TON of new tall apparel on their site today including (drum roll please) SHOES UP TO SIZE 13! Are you still there? Did you pass out?

Let's start with the shoes...eeek...so excited! They have over 70 shoe options that come in extended sizes. All go up to size 11 and some go up to size 13. All of the prices are below $49.90 with some of the flats just $9.90 when you buy 3 or more.

The new jumpsuits and overalls stole my heart. I mean did you see the back of the red one? Melting. All of them come in inseams up to 37". Swoon.

Now...the long dresses aren't long enough for me (almost there but not quite) however they are amazing and come in lengths up to 63". I know that some of you tall beauties will rock them like no other. They also have some extended length short dresses to choose from as well. Thanks for covering our buns Alloy.

Hey jeans and pants! Can you all just make a single file line and walk right into my closet? Alloy Tall has jeans and pants with inseams up to 39". They are always on trend with budget conscious prices. The options pictured above are all under $56.90. Yes. You read that right.

Maxi skirts! You may or may not have seen my last post...but I love me an Alloy tall maxi skirt! The new styles are awesome, can be worn in any season and come in lengths up to 45".

Some Alloy ordering tips...now these are just my opinions from my experience and by no means law but they are here to inspire if needed:)

1. I always order a size up. I get a 13 or an XL and normally I would get a 10 or L.

2. Always Google Alloy coupon code before ordering. Alloy has sales all of the time and great ones at that. They often have the infamous $20 off coupon. Winner winner, chicken dinner.

3. Check the reviews. They are posted on the site next to item. They really help for sizing and quality purposes. In addition, after you get and wear your garment, write a review and help a fellow tall girl out with her order. 

Last but certainly not least, Alloy launched ALLOY PLUS today with sizes up to 25 and 3XL. Many of the plus styles come in extended lengths as well so be sure to check them out

Wanna see more? Click HERE or the pics above:) Ready. Set. SHOP!

Friday
Jun272014

Skirt Spotting 

Haylee Solid Maxi Skirt - Extended Length (size xl) - Alloy Apparel/Skylar Mini Crossbody (on sale for $19.99) - Alloy Apparel/Blouse - Windsor Store/Hat - Key West Hat Company of New Orleans/Shoes - Vince Camuto/Ring and triangle necklace - Nicki Minaj for Kmart/Tri-Necklace - Forever 21

Photo credit: Shannon Warf 

Usually I have some witty story to tell you but today I simply just want to show you this amazing maxi skirt from Alloy Apparel.

Unlike most "tall" maxi skirts, it's actually long enough. I'm not talking about add one inch and label it tall kind of long, I'm talking about when I wear flats it hits the floor kind of long. Now, one thing I wish Alloy Apparel would do is give the measurement of the actual length of their tall skirts, but as you can see it's long enough for me and I usually wear a 37"-39" inseam in jeans.

I have worn this skirt with so many things. You can easily dress it up or down, wear it in any season, it's super comfortable, comes in 3 colors, sizes XS-XXXL (I am wearing an XL, I would suggest ordering a size up) and it's only $24.90. It's a staple that you will wear time and time again.

Want a different maxi skirt than the one pictured? Never fear. Alloy Apparel has an amazing selection of tall maxi skirts for you to choose from. Click the pic to find the perfect one for you:)

Thursday
Jun262014

Career Girls

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by an incredible non-profit, Career Girls. The organization's goal is to prepare young women at an early age to attack their goals, dreams and future careers. Here is more about the remarkable work that they do:

It isn’t enough to tell young girls to “dream big” or “aim high.” Without proper encouragement, or concrete methods for turning their abilities into tangible careers, many young women can simply flounder in the educational system. Career Girls is an organization dedicated to providing young girls of all income levels and ethnic backgrounds with the academic tools and support they need to achieve their professional aspirations. We do this by providing a “real world” context for a child’s academic studies, specifically through interviews with positive female role models and a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow educational resources.

By hearing from successful women they can identify with, and learning about the educational paths these professionals took to reach their goals, female students can take direct steps toward nurturing their own intellects, skills and talents in order to create fulfilling and productive lives of their choosing.

It is an amazing, inspiring resource for young women with a plethora of career choices to reference, amazing tools and priceless information. I am honored that they chose me as one of the women to share about their professional and personal paths. Below are some of the clips from the interview about my tall experience, TallSWAG and life advice for young girls. You can watch the full interview HERE.

TALL EXPERIENCE

FINDING MY VOICE

ABOUT TALLSWAG

TALL GIRL FASHION TIP

HEELS

A TALL BEST

FAITH AND OBSTACLES

LIFE ADVICE FOR YOUNG GIRLS