Grand Affair  

I am a huge fan of H&M!

I know, I know. They don't have a tall line BUT they do have a lot of options that work for us. I can't tell you how many times I tried on items from the store thinking they would never fit and was shocked when they did.  That my friends is why you should always try things on:)

Recently I was invited to the grand opening of the H&M in the Solano Town Center.  I brought along  TallSWAG contest winner, Ahsha.  She was a blast to shop with and we found her some casual options that she could mix, match and most importantly rock!

Check out all of the behind the scenes footage of the opening, style session and TallSWAG invasion of the brand spanking new H&M!


The World of Midi

Midi Dress - Charlotte Russe/Leatherette cropped blazer - Agaci/Midi  boots - Highest Heels via Elevenup Shoes/Earrings and rings - H&M

Photo Credit: YBowyer Photography

Photo credit: YBowyer Photography

If you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook you know that I love a great midi dress.  It's a perfect way for us the wear a sexy dress at an appropriate length without getting one made.  I can't tell you how many times I have tried on a "short" dress only to find out that it hardly covers my belly button.

That's not cute.

So when I found the midi dress a whole new world of lady-like with a punch of bow-chica-wow-wow opened up.  It's a short dress without showing the bottom of your booty cheeks.  Could a girl ask for anything more? <-Yes.  We can and we will but now we will look appropriate doing it:)

So, the next time you are searching for a dress check out the world of the midi.  It's a whole new world (in my Princess Jasmine voice)...Enjoy:)



Cape - H&M/Long Sleeve Body - Taller Than Your Average/Leggings - Method Boutique (38" inseam)/Boots - Report via Nordstrom/Cuff - Forever 21/Bag - Thrifted

Photo credit: YBowyer Photography

I love a great cape.  Who doesn't?  They make you look amazing and more importantly they make you feel like you are wearing a blanket.  It's like a built-in, cuddle buddy. Style snuggle at it's finest.

The foundation of this fit is a long torso, super long sleeved body suit from Taller Than Your Average.  It's very refreshing to have a body suit that doesn't give you an instant wedgie, camel toe combo.

The leggings are extremely long (38" inseam) and feel like second skin.  They also have a wider panel at the waist so they don't create an unflattering line like some of the other leggings I own.

Now...for the boots.  I know...where did I find them??? I wish I had a direct link for you but I bought these at Nordstrom 2 seasons ago (tall girl hides her eyes).  I have been looking high and low for over the knee boot options.  Trust me.  A post will be coming soon!

How do you get your superwoman on? Send your tall cape looks to TallSWAG.com so I can share them with us on Instagram:)


Change the Tall Game 

In my last post I talked about making options that aren't necessarily made for us, work for us.  It's a great option but nothing beats walking in to a store and coming out with a garment that is made specifically for you.


When was the last time that happened for you?

Maybe once...maybe never?

Now there is a chance to change all of that! Height Goddess has an amazing opportunity to be carried in a major retailer across the nation and they need your help to make it happen.

Check out the video below and click HERE to support. 

Think about how this will change your shopping experience and the shopping experience of your tall daughter, sister, mother, aunt, friend and tall women everywhere!


CONTEST: Shop with H&M and TallSWAG 

Are there a lot of options for us off the rack? No. It's greatly increased but the fact is that there is still a small window of opportunity for us to walk into a store and walk out with a fit.  However we all have that favorite line that allows us some options that we can directly buy from the store.

One of the main lines for me is H&M.  Almost every time I walk into the store, I find something that is not necessarily tall BUT fits fabulously.  From the skirts, to the dresses to the tops, not all of the garments fit but there are many options that do. In fact, if you thumb through my closet and accessories right now, you will find a plethora of H&M pieces for every season.

If you haven't seen the autumn line...you have to check it out!  I am lightweight in love.

The H&M Autumn Line is in store right now. Don't be afraid to walk in the store and try on some pieces. I think you will be surprised at what amazing fashion you will find!Specifically, here are some fabulous options and why they work for us:

The length of this is fabulous and will elongate and accentuate our tall frames. The faux fur collar is an added bonus.

This shirt is super long and is perfect to wear with leggings or skinny jeans. Are the arms going to be long enough? Probably not. But you can easily roll these up, layer with a long sleeved top underneath or even just leave the cuffs unbuttoned with a small scrunch of the sleeve. You can layer this dress with so many things! It's a great foundational piece and calf length so it will fit very comfortably right above the knee.This jacket will go with everything this season. Check out the bottom of the sleeves. This is great for us because the lack of buttons make them easy to roll and the structure of this sleeve in particular makes it easy to scrunch.

This is a calf length skirt. It will fit like a knee length skirt on us which is perfect for the office or dressed down for a casual day out. I love the denim detail.

I have the pleasure of attending the opening of their new store in Solano this Thursday!  I can't wait to get a first look at brand spankin new store and guess what...I want you to come with me!  We will...

1. Shop the new store together before anyone else...

2. I will style a look for you that you will get to walk out of the store with (top, bottom and accessory)...

3. You will get a $100 H&M gift card!

How do you enter?  It's simple.  Share you favorite H&M option from the Autumn line on twitter and make sure to include @hmusa and @TallSWAGThe deadline for entering is 8:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 6th. I will pick the winner at random and send you all the deets! 

Here is a little reminder of the location and time:) You must be able to attend to win.

Grand Opening of the H&M Solano location at 10:30 a.m. - Solano Town Center: 1350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA 94533

I can't wait to shop with you and H&M Solano!