Fashion

Discover Her Journey

If you don't know, the Taylor Jay Collection is an amazing line with pieces that not only look great together but can be paired with other pieces to create looks that empower anyone's style. They are comfortable, chic and perfect for a woman on the go. 

Behind the line is Taylor. She is a mom, relentless entrepreneur and someone that I am honored to call my friend. She is passionate about what she does and created the #DiscoverHerJourney campaign to expand her scope of sizes to cater to plus as well as special collections that cater to all women in special ways.

I have always been amazed that her pieces are long enough for me. I have been rocking her collections for years and always look forward to her new, thoughtful styles. She really makes things that not only make sense but also make you feel stylish and carefree when you wear them.

Support a brand that supports you. #DiscoverHerJourney.

Support a brand that supports you. #DiscoverHerJourney.

As a Tall, African American woman who is very underserved in the media and fashion industries, I am so thankful for designers like Taylor who cater to all women and are making strides to include everyone.

It is incredibly important that we support each other and brands that believe in US, so please support #DiscoverHerJourney in any way that you can. From sharing the campaign, to donation, there is no such thing as a small contribution. Every supportive move is a move towards an industry that represents all of us!

Thanks in advance. We all thank you! #DiscoverHerJourney

Desert Flower

WANNA SEE THIS MAXI MOVE?  Check out my Instagram  for a short video of this beautiful dress.   Blossom Print Boho Maxi Dress - Tall Girls UK / Heart Necklace - Candid Art /Shoes - Payless/Hat - Forever 21  Photo Credit:  LaKeela Smith

WANNA SEE THIS MAXI MOVE? Check out my Instagram for a short video of this beautiful dress.

Blossom Print Boho Maxi Dress - Tall Girls UK/Heart Necklace - Candid Art/Shoes - Payless/Hat - Forever 21

Photo Credit: LaKeela Smith

I seriously canNOT believe that summer is almost over. I'm sad but going to enjoy this last month in chic dresses like this crazy-good maxi dress from Tall Girls UK.

Not only is it long enough (I am wearing 3.5" heels and it's STILL the perfect length), it is also the perfect floral print and a piece that you can transition right into fall.

How you ask?

1) SPORT IT UP. Add a sweatshirt and some tennies for a sporty look. I plan to throw on a light grey simple cotton shirt and some metallic Converse like THIS OPTION from Tall Girls UK. A comfy, fab, fall remix for all of your maxi dresses.

2) WILD WEST IT. Throw on a long cardigan, belt and boots of your choice. This Long Line Cardigan is the perfect tall option for this western inspired look. 

3) BLAZE A TRIAL. You can easily wear your maxi dress to the office by adding a chunky necklace, blazer and loafer. Check out these tall blazer options that will transform this summer dress in to a chic office fit.

So slow your roll on putting those maxi dresses in the back of the closet and keep them out to incorporate in your fall repertoire!

I really want to see YOUR tall looks so please tag them with @TallSWAG. See you soon sweet stuff!;)

Across Patterns and Time

Animal Print Bodysuit - ASOS Tall ( Tall bodysuits HERE )/Shoes -  Smash Shoes /Pants -  Collage Clothing Lounge /All jewelry -  Candid Art   Photo Credit:  LaKeela Smith

Animal Print Bodysuit - ASOS Tall (Tall bodysuits HERE)/Shoes - Smash Shoes/Pants - Collage Clothing Lounge/All jewelry - Candid Art

Photo Credit: LaKeela Smith

This outfit is a testament to many things...

1. You don't have to buy something new to rock a new and exciting outfit. These are all pieces I have owned for some time remixed in to a fabulous fit. I can't tell you how many compliments I received. If you want a new look, it's often right there in your closet.

2. Try everything on! I saw these pants at the Collage Clothing Lounge in Oakland and thought what we all think while shopping in stores...there is no way those are gonna be long enough. I tried them on anyway and I am so thankful that I did because there are some of my favorite pants! You just never truly know until you try.

3. Ignore the RULES. If you let some people tell it, mixing patterns is wrong and furthermore tall women shouldn't wear loud colors or patterns because it draws more attention to them. Pish to the posh! SO FAR from the truth. Wear what makes you feel best, Give them something to stare at hunni! Don't let anyone limit your style and how you express it. From neon to patterns, don't let anyone hold your style back because often times they are afraid to express theirs themselves. Society, get away from with all that!

What I wish for you is freedom. Freedom in what you do. Freedom in what you wear. Freedom in what you feel about yourself. You are exceptionally beautiful inside and out and I want you to show the world your strength and self-love in every single way that you can whether it be in your style, walk or words...

Live out your purpose, live in your purpose and freely show the world who you are!

Cold Shoulder

Marilyn Dress - Alloy Apparel Tall Shop /Neutral Pumps - Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack (size 12)/Earrings - Charlotte Russe  Photo Credit:  LaKeela Smith

Marilyn Dress - Alloy Apparel Tall Shop/Neutral Pumps - Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack (size 12)/Earrings - Charlotte Russe

Photo Credit: LaKeela Smith

I am incredibly thankful and positively overwhelmed by the amazing response to the My Life piece that MODE was kind enough to make about me. Your support means everything to me. We are built to tell our stories and I can't wait to share more with you. Thank you so very much!

I also received a ton of questions about the outfits that I wore in the piece. Just in case you missed it, I gave a full style breakdown HERE. In particular, the Marilyn Dress from Alloy Apparel was a hot topic!

I love this dress! Not only are the arms long enough for us, it's neutral, off the shoulder and the perfect throw-on glam for a date night or night out with the girls. What's not to love!

The price, like the entire Alloy Apparel Tall Shop, is on point! When was the last time you bought a tall dress for under $35?

So, you asked and I answered. The mystery dress is no longer a mystery! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart and enjoy the Alloy Apparel Tall line:-)

Clinton Kelly: Dress Your Shape

Woke up to this amazing feature on ClintonKelly.com: 5 Style Tips for Tall Women. Not only am I dying (Clinton Kelly is my boo...WhatNotToWear was my JAM), I am also extremely honored to be the tall voice in his Dress Your Shape Series.

Please check out the feature, share with a tall friend and tell me what tip is your favorite. Love you guys...stand tall today in every way!

CLICK LINK TO READ NOW: 5 Style Tips for Tall Women

Stone Cold

Denim Jogger (show in 37") - Amalli Talli / Tall Sleeveless Trench Jacket - ASOS /Hat - Hattitude in Las Vegas/Shoes - Vince Camuto (size 12)/Clutch - Thrifted  Photo Credit:  Joshua Leung

Denim Jogger (show in 37") - Amalli Talli/Tall Sleeveless Trench Jacket - ASOS/Hat - Hattitude in Las Vegas/Shoes - Vince Camuto (size 12)/Clutch - Thrifted

Photo Credit: Joshua Leung

Yes. I know. This is my second post in a row featuring joggers. They are my thing right now. I'm in love...can you blame me? ESPECIALLY when they are amazing joggers like these denim beauties from one of my new tall finds, Amalli Talli.

The joggers are super well made and as you can see LONG! They come in 35" and 37" (which is the length shown in the photos). Besides the length, the other things I love about the AT Joggers are the; hard to find stone wash, cut and ripped details. Unlike some of the other jean joggers I have encountered, they are not too slim. Most of them turn out to be skinny jeans and that is not how a jogger is meant to be worn. These give you room and a polished, slouchy look just like a jogger should. These joggers have made me a fan of the Amalli Talli brand and I can't wait to bring you more pieces from them.

The Tall Sleeveless Trench Jacket from ASOS is amazing as well. It's chic, throw on a long sleeved shirt underneath and you can rock it in fall and winter and the color is almost like a neutral, so you can wear it with almost anything. All of those make it an A in my book!

We obviously know that I love them but what is your take on joggers?