Thursday
Aug282014

LBD Deux

Zoie Racerback Maxi Dress - Height Goddess (Shown in 67" length)/Shoes - Alloy Apparel/Neck piece - Forever 21/Wrist piece - Charlotte Russe/Clutch - H&M

Photo Credit: Shannon Warf

I am a firm believer that every girl needs 2 LBD's; a little black dress and a long black dress.  They are both equally important to the success of your wardrobe because they are classic and can be worn in so many ways.

Take this beautiful long black Zoie Racerback Maxi Dress from Height Goddess. It can be dressed up or down, you can easily throw on a long cardigan with a belt and scarf for a fall/winter look and it is super flattering for most body types. Like most black dresses, it's a chameleon piece.

In particular, Height Goddess Maxi dresses are the absolute bomb! They come in different inseams (genius move) and are constructed specifically for our tall frames. You truly can't go wrong with an HG maxi.

So that is my take on the LBD Deux. Personally I think I am rockin it fabulously in this parking lot. I mean, why not traipse through an empty lot in a luxurious dress and heels? #ParkingLotSWAG

Friday
Aug152014

The Limited Goes Tall

This contest is now closed:( Thank you so much for all of your amazing entries and kind words. Your support means the world to me! I will pick a winner at random and announce them on TallSWAG.com tomorrow (9/20). Tall is Beautiful...TallSWAG it all day!

Tall Lace Detail Blouse - The Limited/Tall Insert Skater Skirt - The Limited/Mini Dome Satchel - The Limited/Shoes - Joan & David 

Photo credit: Shannon Warf 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Limited. All opinions are 100% mine.

There is a newbie in town and I am so excited to tell you all about it! Wait for it...The Limited launched a new Tall Shop! Yep. It's brand spankin new and I am here to tell you all about it!

First, I absolutely love the quality. These pieces feel great and are constructed really well. Not only are they constructed well, the proportions are gravy! The line is actually crafted to fit our long, beautiful limbs and areas that particularly matter to us like rise, inseam and even the bend at the knee. Let me break it down for you...

The Tall Lace Detail Blouse is plenty long in the body and the arms hit right where they should. I am always a skeptical one when it comes to the arm length of "tall" blouses but this one actually came correct. The detail on the blouse is amazing. No accessories needed with this baby.

Now for the Tall Inset Skater Skirt. Again, skeptical city. Was it going to cover the buns? Yeah buddy! Not only does it cover them, it hits where a skater skirt is supposed to hit. Well, fancy that! It is a great piece and the flow of the skirt just makes you feel like a pretty princess.

As if the tall line wasn't enough, The Limited has some amazing accessories too. This mini Dome Satchel is the perfect little sidekick. It holds everything nicely and you can cross body or carry it.  It polishes off the pretty.

The full collection looks stunning. There are many tall options in the LTD Tall Shop from jackets to suiting to versatile dresses, giving you ample opportunities to mix and match. A little birdie also told me that they will be offering select Scandal items in tall in September...and all of the tall girls squealed at once!

Now, for the time being the items in the LTD Tall Shop will only be available online but keep those side eyes to yourself because you can return them to THELIMITED.com or in-store for free of charge. Yay for stress free online shopping!

Speaking of shopping...how does $100 gift card to The Limited sound? You could win it with one comment. Check out the Tall Shop and comment below with what your favorites are from the Tall collection to be automatically entered to in the $100 LTD gift card (make sure you include your email address). The winner will be picked at random and announced on TallSWAG.com on Wednesday, August 20th.

I can't wait to see your favorite picks! I also look forward to showing more pieces from the line soon so make sure you check back into TallSWAG for more reviews and options from the new Tall Shop from The Limited.

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Monday
Aug112014

Floral Goodness

Tall Floral Shorts (similar HERE) - ASOS Tall/Denim top - Nordstrom Rack/Neck Piece - Forever 21/Shoes - DSW (size 12)/Crossbody clutch - Thrifted

Photo credit: Shannon Warf 

Sniff sniff, wipes tears. Alas, the last days of summer are upon us. According to the web...only 50 which is a little over 7 weeks, which is not even 2 months, which quite frankly sucks.

With that said, we still have some time left to break out those tanks, throw on that swimsuit and rock summer styles like there is no tomorrow (unless it's 49 days from now and tomorrow is fall).

One of my fav fits this summer has involved these tall, floral shorts from ASOS Tall. Yes, they are short but usually short shorts don't even hit mid-cheek on us, so for me the short-tall length that ASOS Tall has is a winner.

I paired the floral beauties with a denim shirt that had the same flow as the shorts, a little Forever bling to balance the beauty of the floral pattern and some pretty purple shoes because who doesn't love pretty purple shoes? The clutch is one of those finds that makes you giggle. Cute + $5.99 = Going home with Alicia. 

What are you going to rock during these last days of summer?

Monday
Aug042014

Where Brooklyn At

Hello tall, beautiful people! I know...I haven't posted in awhile and that's because I was on vacation (insert vacation dance here)!

I went to one of my favorite places ever...NEW YORK! Brooklyn to be specific. I love everything about it. There is actually not one bad word I could say about BK so you can imagine how amazing my vacation was! It all started here... 

Fresh off the red-eye, I was greeted by my very own Subway station! That's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

I did my wonder woman spin (aka freshed up) and spent the day enjoying the Borough, eating and most importantly eating. It was a fabulous, laid-back day. I felt cute and carefree in my dress from Akira and flat sandals from Payless (size 12)

The next day I went to church and on the way back to my hotel met an amazing lady. Her name is Miss Dorothy. She approached me in the sweetest way possible and asked me how tall I was. After telling her, she complimented me on my height and told me that is was beautiful. It was so lovely and quite frankly one of the highlights of the trip. It's just a reminder that we are surrounded by amazing people and that we shouldn't let the occasional rude person spoil the bunch

Later that day, I changed it up a bit from the church fit (ok...a lot bit) and put on my tall leopard bodysuit and culottes from ASOS Tall. It was the perfect day-to-night outfit because all I had to do was change the flats to heels for instant night glam. Comfy-cool in the city by day and chic in the city by night. 

Now, in my life, work and play are always paired together so I had a little 2 day stint right in the middle of my BK adventure where I attended a conference. During the conference we had an outing which was a night cruise to Liberty Island. I challenged Lady Liberty to a height battle and won. I definitely brought it this time. 

I spent part of my last day in BK celebrating two amazing people, My friend Amanda's Mother and my Dad. Both of them were named Ollie and we miss both of them immensely. We decided to pay tribute to our Ollies by placing a lock for each of them on the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge. Since birth, my Dad always told me that he loved me all the way back to the elbows. It's something that I cherish. It will forever be in my heart and now it resides on the Brooklyn Bridge. Love you Daddy!  

Last, but certainly not least, I had one last dinner in BK with some friends. It was a night of great food and even better company. This set (Top HERE/Skirt HERE) from ASOS tall was perfect for the occasion (both for under $80). I paired the printed frock with my favorite new heels from Sole Society. I am still elated that they now have styles up to size 12!

So that's a snapshot of my adventures in BK. I can't wait to go back! What are you rocking on your summer vacations? Please tag me in your posts so I can see your tall fashion fabulousness:)

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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?