Tailor Made

Tall Ultra Skinny Pants - GAP/Double Breasted Striped Blazer - Forever 21 (arms tailored)/Stretch Cotton Cami - Long Tall Sally/Mossimo Vinta Ankle Strap Heels - Target (size 11)/Merona Georgia Media Pouch - Target/Wrist piece - H&M/Neck piece - Thrifted

Photo credit: Eric Rodriguez

Back in the day, our tall options were not options at all.  Whether it be on the web or that impossible to find "tall" store, we were lucky to find a grandma shirt with "long" arms or a pair of 80's slacks with the crotch down to our knees.  NotCute.com.

Thankfully, now there are more tall options for us with new choices on the way everyday.  However, there are some garments that we find that still need a little special attention to make them fit. 

It's okay. 


Just because you have to tailor something doesn't mean that it wasn't meant for you.  In fact, tailoring an item makes it SPECIFICALLY for you. 

In this case, I found this killer blazer at Forever 21.  I was amped when I saw the 3/4 sleeves because I knew there would be no problem with the length but when I got the piece in the mail, the crazy things wouldn't go over my biceps.

How dare they.

Instead of throwing myself on the ground like a 3 year old, I took it to my ladies at Doan's Tailor Shop and had them cut a "V" on the inside of the arms ($16 in total). Crisis averted. 

I can't tell you how many people comment on the sleeves.  Although necessary for the fit, the extra touch took the blazer to the next level.  Side note: I tailor vintage and thrifted clothes on the regular.  Although the price of the tailoring may be more than the price of the garment itself, it can create a one of a kind piece that nobody will be rockin but you.

Lesson: don't be offended by a piece that needs to be tailored.  Make love, not war. 

I paired this lovely lined blazer with my favorite tall ankle pants from GAP, a little pop of color in the clutch and my new platform ankle sandals from Target.

Bow chica wow wow!