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Sweat Equity

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When most people hear sweater, the first word that comes to mind is something along the lines of comfy. Now, while that is an accurate descriptor, chic is also one that could just as easily be used especially when referring to the Necklace Knit Sweater from Long Tall Sally. 

This sweater is definitely one of my favorite pieces from the LTS Knitwear Collection because it is timeless and effortless. There is no need for any other accessories so it's literally style on the go. And as you can see it's plenty long in the body and the arms.

I love the slim cut of the sweater and wanted to highlight it even further by tucking it in to a skater skirt. This one was a steal as I found it at Savers Thrift Store. You can't beat an animal print Calvin Klein skirt for under $10.

The tights are LONG ENOUGH and don't have a saggy you-know-what. They are the George Brand from Walmart. I get them in a size 4 and they fit great. I just walk right into the store and pick them up. In fact, I have many colors of George tights that I rock in the winter on the regular.

Chic sweaters will be everywhere very soon. Now that you got a glimpse of how I will be wearing them, inquiring tall minds want to know how you plan to rock them. And go...

FYI - I am fully aware that the skirt and my hair are being blown around in these pics. I live in the Bay Area. It happens.

SMASH

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SMASH SHOES (left to right, top to bottom): ROLLIE in Leopard/AMBER in gold/AMBER in nude/AMBER in silver/ROLLIE in black/PLEI in white/PLEI in black patent/PLEI in florescent green. All styles come in sizes 10-13 with price points ranging from $49-$99.

SMASH SHOES (left to right, top to bottom): ROLLIE in Leopard/AMBER in gold/AMBER in nude/AMBER in silver/ROLLIE in black/PLEI in white/PLEI in black patent/PLEI in florescent green. All styles come in sizes 10-13 with price points ranging from $49-$99.

I live for a lot of things and one of them is a beautiful shoe. So when I stumbled upon Smash Shoes on Instagram, I was elated! Not only to do they have a line of classy and sassy shoes, they offer them in sizes 10-13! When I saw the sizes I did the same happy dance that I do whenever I discover a new tall find...

Courtesy of FunnyorDie.com.

Courtesy of FunnyorDie.com.

It's crazy because DJ Jazzy Jeff comes out of nowhere with a drum set and everything.

Anywho, I can see myself wearing these cuties in so many situations. From the Leopard Rollie ($99) with a constructed midi and an oversized sweater to the nude Amber ($79) with pretty much anything, multiple pairs need to be rocked in the near future.

So that's the 411 on the the debut Smash Shoes line. If you have already had the pleasure of trying them on your footsies, share with your tall sisters. We need to know all about it!

Rack It Up

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Sequin Midi Skirt - Target/Blouse - Vintage by the Pound/Animal Print Color Block Pumps - Payless/Neck Chain - Forever 21/Clutch - Thrifted Photo Credit: Lindsay Carlisle

Sequin Midi Skirt - Target/Blouse - Vintage by the Pound/Animal Print Color Block Pumps - Payless/Neck Chain - Forever 21/Clutch - Thrifted

Photo Credit: Lindsay Carlisle

I know how frustrating it can be shopping off the rack. Why even try? Because you could end up with a beautiful ensemble just like this one.

The blouse is thrifted. Yes. Right off the rack at one of my favorite shops in Portland (my hometown), Vintage by the Pound. Are the arms long enough, heck no. But a simple tall girl trick of rolling up the arms to a 3/4 sleeve takes this $3 top to another level.

I walked into my local Payless and found these pretty pumps for under $30. They go up to size 13 in the store, so next time you are looking for a last minute shoe, stop by the nearest store location and walk out with the price perfect pair.

And now for the skirt...drumroll please...It's from Target (and no, it's not from one of the amazing yet still lightweight expensive designer lines). This Xhilaration sequin midi was right off the clearance rack for under $25 and as you can see, fits the tall fame and shows off our long legs in an amazing way. The versatility of this skirt is on 10. Dress it up, down and sideways. I will let you interpret all of the directions for yourself.

So next time you walk by a store and deem all of it's contents not for you, walk in and try things on anyway. You may come out with a stunning, instant, inexpensive fit.

Get To The Point

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Hello my pretties:) How is everyone doing today? Keep it fabulous at all times.

Now that we have checked our fab meter, let's turn it up even higher with some hot pointed booties.

Ooo wee. I dare you to put a pair of these on and not werk. Not only are they the it shoe for fall and winter, pointed toe shoes in general have a timelessness about them that will keep them fresh for many seasons to come.

These are 10 styles that I am coveting in sizes up to 15. Yes mama. I said 15. Explore. Be dazzled. Strut like no other.

Side note: every time I typed pointed bootie, I looked back at my actual booty to see if it was pointed. I am happy to report that it is not.

Now, please return to your regular boot shop programming. TallSWAG it all day!

99 PROBLEMS

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99 Problems Tall Tee - Height Goddess/Tall Striped Blazer - ASOS/Faux Leather Mini and clutch- H&M/Cap Toe Pumps (Size 12) - Payless/Watch and Neck Piece - Forever 21/Studded Wrap Bracelet - Alloy Apparel/Round Sunnies - iBiss Boutique Photo Credit: Lindsay Carlisle

99 Problems Tall Tee - Height Goddess/Tall Striped Blazer - ASOS/Faux Leather Mini and clutch- H&M/Cap Toe Pumps (Size 12) - Payless/Watch and Neck Piece - Forever 21/Studded Wrap Bracelet - Alloy Apparel/Round Sunnies - iBiss Boutique

Photo Credit: Lindsay Carlisle

When I saw the 99 problems tee from Height Goddess I said out loud, Yes hunni! I know that's right!

Yes. I talk out loud often. I like to think of it as conversations with myself and they are some of the best conversations ever but let's get back to the task at hand...

This shirt is the absolute truth! Being tall is not a problem, it's a privilege and I am so happy that Height Goddess made a shirt to tell the world. HG also made some other amazing shirts including; Life is short but I'm not, love tall, nope just wearing flats and Height Goddesses motto, tall never looked so good. The shirts themselves are super soft and cut in the perfect tall-short manner. 

Now, I love a good casual t-shirt/skinnies look but don't put your tees in a kick back box. You can dress them up or down. From work to a date night, you can style a tee in a plethora of ways. This is the happy hour that turns into a night out with the girls that turns into breakfast with the homies at 2 a.m. look but you could easily swap out the skirt and bag and rock it to work. Long story short, rock your tee in any and every way you want to.

So which Height Goddess tee would you rock and more importantly how would you rock that bad boy? There is no wrong answer:)