2015

HOLIDAY HEIGHT: Part Deux

Alexia Maxi Dress (shown in size L) - The Height /Shoes (size 12) - Nine West/Bracelet and Clutch - H&M/Ring - Forever 21  Photo Credit:  Nikki Notarte

Alexia Maxi Dress (shown in size L) - The Height/Shoes (size 12) - Nine West/Bracelet and Clutch - H&M/Ring - Forever 21

Photo Credit: Nikki Notarte

As promised...here is part deux of the amazing holiday dresses from THE HEIGHT. This one definitely takes it up a notch! 

The Alexia Maxi Dress is so fierce! I would classify this dress as 'sexy-classy.' it has appropriate mesh paneling and then a classic high neck that catapults it from a 'run-of-the-mill' black maxi to a glamorous dress that you can rock at your holiday soirees. You will definitely be the focal point of the party in the Alexa.

As you can see, the length is proper at 65 inches long and it's rayon-lycra blend hugs all the right curves. It is, like I said in the last post, a show stopper! I think that every tall women should have a dress like this in their closet not only for the holidays but really any blacktieish event that comes up. The 'In case of event emergency...break glass for spectacular dress,' dress.

BTW...you may see some stretch marks behind that mesh. You know how it goes. We grow. We stretch. We have marks. That's the real deal my friends. The sides of my upper thighs were like what in the world is going on lol. But it's all good. I will take these beauty marks any day to keep my Tall frame:-)

Anywho...if you decide to purchase this fab dress, don't forget to use the exclusive code for 20% off: TALLSWAG20. Happy Tall shopping beautiful:-)

FALL FORWARD

Can you believe that fall is almost here? It's crazy how fast the summer went by and it's time to prepare for the crispy weather that is on it's way. What better way to kick off the season than with versatile pieces from Long Tall Sally.

The Check Coatigan is such an amazing fall option. I love the bold pattern, soft textile and most importantly, long cut in the body and the arms. You don't want to take it off. It's like you are snuggling with the piece all day long. You can wear it open like I did in this look or belt it with a long maxi skirt for a more dramatic look.

The leggings pictured here are super low in stock because they were from last season but LTS has another classic option available HERE. These leggings are one of those pieces that are timeless. You will wear them with everything, season after season. They definitely qualify as a smart style buy. 

Now for the boots. Sign me up for every option of the LTS Chelsea Leather Ankle Boot. Pictured are the suede option but they also come in black, all black, and tan. Wait...did I mention they go up to a SIZE 15! Crazy good.

So there you have it...3 versatile fall essentials from Long Tall Sally. I am in love with all 3 and can't wait to show you some more of their fall options and other amazing tall, fall pieces in the coming weeks!

HAIR UPDATE: This is my first wash and go! As you can see my hair shrinks up quite a bit. I also got a great, healthy cut and hydration treatment from the Curl Doctor, Shai Amiel. My hair is the healthiest it has been in years and I am really thankful to be where I am in my healthy hair journey. I am still not completely sure about what I am going to do during the season because to contrary belief natural hair takes a lot of time. What I do know is, if I make a decision to get a protective style, I will make sure that it is truly protecting my hair. In the meantime, I am rocking my curls like no tomorrow:-)

BOMBS AWAY

Hello my Pretties! I hope you are having a day filled with light and crazy joy! If not, stand tall and walk confidently through the haze until you get there.

Today's look is on the comfy side. You know we love a high heel but there are days that call for fierce, flat moments. So many details to talk about...

This Tall Bomber Style Jacket is brought to you by Talltique. It's by the actual Talltique brand and made from eco-friendly vegan leather that looks and mostly feels just like the real stuff. It has a 29.5" arm length and can be worn in many different ways. One thing, make sure you check the sizing before you order. I am wearing a size 2 and I wasn't even a size 2 at birth. It's a fabulous staple for any Tall Girls closet. If Caramel isn't your thing, it also comes in black.

The layers of shirts are prime examples of what I constantly talk about. The striped top was one of those I tried it on in the store and ohmygosh it actually works pieces and the Tall chambray top is a Tall basic I ordered online that was a little pricey but totally worth it because I use it as a foundation for SO many outfits. I mean I have worn this bad boy so many times that the cost has become obsolete (at least that is what I tell myself). 

The shoes, the shoes! So...I searched the globe for size 12, chic slip-ons that didn't require me to donate one of my organs to pay for them. No dice. But then, out of the clear blue sky, (I am so dramatic) arose a perforated, sleek pair that goes up to size 13 for the glorious price of $19.99. Run that debit pronto. By the way, Payless, go on ahead and make a Tall Sista (specifically me) the face and voice of your extended sizes. Please and thank you.

Lastly, the busted knee jeans. Sigh. I couldn't find a pair to save my life. If I did, they were high-waisted and even though I live for a good pair of those, that's not what I wanted in my busted knee beauties. So, I took the task into my own hands and busted those knees right out of an old pair of 37" alloy jeans I had. I just put the jeans on, placed scotch tape where I wanted them busted, took them off (very important), made a small cut and then ripped them open. Wow. That sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds. Of course, right after doing so, life presented a Tall pair from ASOS. Don't be shocked if you see them in a post.

So there you have it...my little slice of casual Heaven. What do you flaunt on your kickback days?