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

Monday
Jun232014

60+

Today we are going to talk about tall retirement!

Sike.

Actually, I was searching for tall maxi dresses and while they may work for some tall beauties out there, the majority of them were below 60". Now, I don't know about you but anything under 60" won't brush my ankles so I thought Self: you need to post your favorite tall retailers that carry maxi dresses above 60". So I listened to me and here are my top 5...in no particular order...

Long Tall Sally

Like the Fern Print Maxi Dress above, they have many styles of maxi dresses above 60". I really like the quality of their dresses and their customer service is great. The prices are moderate to expensive but they have some great sales so be sure to look out for those. You need shoes to go with that maxi? Shop at LTS for those too! They now carry Barefoot Tess and other brands of footwear in sizes up to 15. 

Alloy Apparel

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an Alloy Apparel freak. I stalk the site. They might have a restraining order against me. But anywho, they have some very affordable maxi dresses up to 63". While you are looking at their dresses, check out their entire tall shop with all types of clothing options (including fab jumpers) and shoes up to size 11 (a little birdie told me this might be getting higher too...stay tuned). Pictured: Sarah Racerback Maxi in Black/White Tribal.

Talltique

As you may have gathered from the name, Talltique is an online boutique of curated, tall women's fashion. In the collection of tall, they have some super long maxi dresses that can be worn in 4 ways, with an unfinished hem for custom tailoring. The price is expensive but it's a great investment as it's customizable and provides a bevy of different looks. While you are there, check out their tall jean options. Trust me, like the maxi dresses, the length does not disappoint!  Pictured: Brown Tribal Multi-Way Maxi Dress by MJVO Couture.

Height Goddess

By far Height Goddess has the longest maxi dresses around. I mean, I am 6'6" and know that I shed a style tear (technically called stylemotional) the first time I put one on. It not only hit the floor, it swept it. That is worth a good, joyful cry if you ask me. The owner Lameka Weeks makes all of her clothes especially for tall women and creates her maxi dresses in different inseams (#genius) from 62" to 71". Love this post but aren't really looking for a maxi? Check out all of the HG collection HERE. Pictured: Zoie Leather Maxi Dress *The back is stunning too.

asos

Va va voom! I mean sexy isn't even the word. When you step out in a tall asos maxi you better be ready to catch some people because they WILL pass out. Granted they do have mutliple styles but the majority of them are HOT HOT HOT and go up to 62". As you know, I absolutely adore the asos tall line and highly suggest that you check out all of their tall clothes if the style of these maxi's aren't really your vibe. Pictured: Tall Deep Plunge Maxi with Front Split and Tall Deep Plunge Maxi with Split.

And the honorable mention goes too...

Stitched9

I would have put this in the 5 but I didn't because 1) I have never ordered anything from them and 2) There is no length because the maxi dresses (and all of their garments) are made to order. Why are you recommending them if you have never tried out their clothes? Good question. Simply because I really like MiMi and Adrienne's creations, have seen some great reviews, am an avid viewer of MiMi's blog, the garments are flying off of the shelves and at the end of the day I feel like it's a great option for a custom, length made just for you, maxi dress. I would really love to work with Stiched9 and hope to have an actual garment for review soon (shameless ask:)! Pictured: Floral Front Slit Maxi

So, who would you add to the 60+ list? Let your tall sisters know:)