Tuesday
Apr012014

High Expectations

TALL Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans in Mid Stonewash - ASOS/Blazer Cut Blouse and belt - Vintage by the Pound/Joan & Daivd Quimberly Pump (size 12) - Nordstrom/Neck piece - Forever 21/Ring - Collage Clothing Lounge/Faux Pearl Clutch - Thrifted

Photo credit: Shannon Warf

One of my favorite things to do is try out new tall lines. I am always SO excited when the items are on their way and can't wait to put the clothes on and walk around in them. There have definitely been some other tall lines that I didn't like (which is why you have never seen them on TallSWAG) however the ASOS tall line keeps giving me so much life! As you have seen in the past couple of posts, I am wearing it and loving it.

The Tall Ridley High Waisted Ultra Skinny Jean is another ASOS tall piece that I adore. They have just the right amount of stretch and unlike some of the other "tall" high waisted jeans out there, don't sag in the nether regions. They are also super long. It has the inseam listed at 36" but I think the stretch in the jean makes them even longer. I normally wear a 37" to 40" inseam and there is no way that a 36" inseam would hit me where is does.

I just love them. Look at the way the fabric and cut of the jean shapes the leg! I mean, I have been working out but not this much hunni.

Another thing I love about the ASOS tall line is the philosophy behind it: Focusing on brilliant fits, ASOS Tall adapts key pieces from the mainline collection to flatter the taller frame. More than just extra inches added to them, we exclusively fit all of our pieces with longer limbs in mind.

I am pretty sure we all just clapped and hollered at the same time.

Lastly, the price points are lovely (for example, these jeans are only $56.44) and there is free delivery worldwide. Pow!

So, I say all of that to say this; the ASOS Tall line is officially TallSWAG approved. Take that for what you will but from one tall girl to another...try it!

Wednesday
Mar262014

Tweener

ASOS Tall Midi Skater Dress in Mono Floral - ASOS/Skyler Mini Crossbody - Alloy Apparel/Faux Leather Vest - Forever 21/Midi boots - Elevenup Shoes (size 12)/Bracelet - Charlotte Russe

Photo Credit: Shannon Warf

Right now we are smack in the middle of that time where your closet is very confused. It's teetering on spring frocks but still has some items left over from winter because quite frankly Mother Nature can't make up her darn mind. Yep. Your closet is having a plethora of issues right now.

What to do? Wear everything of course. Mix in your boots with your spring dresses (hence above), your sweaters with your shorts and your leather with EVERYTHING. Throw it all at the wall and see what sticks.

What stuck for me here was this pretty tall floral dress from ASOS. It's fun to wear. In fact, I feel like twirling down the street every time I wear it (and have). I paired it with some edgy midi boots, a biker vest and this crossbody bag from Alloy that I pretty much wear with everything. My answer to the tweener season.

What will you take from winter to spring?

Monday
Mar242014

The Sir Factor

Picture courtesy of Xiola Puckett.Let me get my Sophia Petrillo on for a minute…

Picture it. You just curled your hair and highlighted your natural beauty with some eye liner, mascara and a little bronzer. You put on a cute, tall dress that you just picked up, some wedge sandals that you have been wanting to wear for a while and scooped up a little clutch with just the right pop of color. Fresh to death, like a million bucks.

You decide to stop and get coffee on your way to the day party you are going to and the barista looks out the corner of their eye and says; how can I help you sir?

Hold up. Wait. Whoa there.

Sir? I know they didn’t.

But the truth is they did and it happens often. I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me. It’s amazing how many close minded people stereotype a tall woman as a sir just because they see a tall being out of the corner of their eye and assume that it MUST be a man. I mean there is no way that a woman could be that tall right? Take several seats.

Now, usually I am pretty cool when it comes to comments about our height but this one is not something that I tolerate. I do not advocate violence (rule #allthetime: a lady must never demean herself enough to put her hands on someone unless in cases that she is defending her fabulous self) but I do advocate putting someone in their place and schooling them on their ignorant mistake. In short, if you call me sir expect to get fire back.

What I want you to take away from this is, don’t take the dumb stuff personal. You are NOT a sir, you know you are not a sir and God knows you are not a sir. Leave the ignorance right then and there and keep moving forward. The only person that can use a comment like that to hurt you, is you.

Take that sir and shove it. The end.

Thursday
Mar132014

Baby Blue

Tall Jumpsuit with Cami Straps - ASOS (US Size 10) *Free Worldwide Delivery/Vince Camuto Hallee Pump - Nordstrom (size 12)/Squared Bracelet - Candid Art/Neck Piece - Charlotte Russe/Clutch - H&M/(I am 6'6")

Photo credit: Shannon Warf

I discovered something SO FREAKIN amazing! As a matter of fact when I found it, I gasped, put my hand over my mouth and starting tearing up. You have probably seen me posting about it on Facebook and Twitter. That's right ladies, I am talking about the new tall line from ASOS!

I have been a huge fan of ASOS for years now. Their clothes are unique, constructed beautifully, feel amazing on and are just plain fabulous. So when I saw that they actually have a line made specifically for us, I welled up with style tears.

Take the Tall Jumpsuit with Cami Straps...OMGOSH! I freaked out when I saw it and then when I put it on, I had a moment. It fits perfectly. The straps are long enough, you don't get a murph because the body length is cut right and my ankles are covered...what!?! A complete tall, jumpsuit trifecta. Bliss. And would you look at the cut of that neck line? It's not average. Completely extraordinary just like us.

I have auditioned many more of the ASOS tall pieces and can't wait to show them to you. I have to admit, I am kind of an ASOS tall stalker.  I check the site every day and they literally add something new EVERY DAY. Thus, I have been stylemotional a lot lately (yes, I just made this word up but will be using it regularily).

Make sure you check out the amazing ASOS tall options and check back in with me for more reviews of the FAB ASOS tall line

Wednesday
Mar052014

Spring Up 

Hold on. Stop right where you are. I have a shocking announcement. Spring is less than 3 weeks away!

Now, I know it doesn't feel like it because Mother Nature is straight trippin but it's a fact...spring is almost here and we must be ready.

What I love about the spring palate is how incredibly light and simple it is. Lot's of pastels, neutral metallics and matte finishes. Ironically the detail is in the simplicity.

All of these tall, spring essentials are a steal. In fact everything (with the exception of the trench which is an investment piece and can be worn for multiple seasons) is under $100! And we all know that a tall girl loves her a great deal:)

Personally I am dying over the TTYA Long Sleeved Midi Dress from ASOS. When was the last time you saw a long sleeved, white dress made just for us? Swoon.

Which one of these is your #1 pick for spring?

1. HAYLEE SOLID MAXI SKIRT IN EXTENDED LENGTH (45"). $24.90. Alloy.

2. NEW TALL CLASSIC TRENCH. $225. Banana Republic.

3. 1969 FADED ALWAYS SKINNY JEAN IN X-LONG LENGTH. $69.95. Gap.

4. FLOWER CHILD PENDANT. $46. Bauble Bar.

5. MELANCHOLY CAGE SANDAL. $99. Sizes 5-12. Nine West.

6. TTYA LONG SLEEVED MIDI DRESS. $94.10. ASOS.

7. HONOLULU HONEY SATIN LIPSTICK. $26. Nars.

8. TALL CHARLIE V-NECK BLOUSE. $79. Height Goddess.

9. BIRD OF PARADISE 3/4 SLEEVE BLAZER. $29.80. Forever 21.

10. MATTE TOP COAT. $9. OPI.

11. HANDBAG. $34.95. H&M.

12. CHRISTIAN SIRIANO ACE FLAT. $19.99. Sizes 5-13. Payless.