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Paper Planes

I'm getting geared up for a trip...wait for it...TO CUBA! I have always wanted to go and now that most everybody can, I want to visit before it gets 'touristy' (is that even a word?). So...away I will go later this month.

I am going with 3 of my friends and we will be visiting Havana, Santiago and Holguin. It's going to be amazing and I am so thankful that God has placed me in a position to have the experience.

Of course I will be documenting my entire trip and fits:-) Depending on the internet access, it may be after the trip...but regardless of when...I can't wait to share it with you.

This outfit is a little preview of what I will be wearing in Cuba. Easy, breezy and simple. I'm bringing 3 pairs of neutral colored shoes and pieces that are easy to mix and match because we can't bring a lot of luggage. We will be staying in casas particulares (private homestays) and on-the-move from city to city...so less is definitely more.

I really think that this trip is going to be a life changing experience. Right now I am at a point in my life where I have to make some overdue decisions (which I will talk more about at a later time) and I feel the experience that I will have on this getaway will definitely have an impact on the choices that I make.

With all of this said...if you know of any photographers or videographers in any of the cities that I am going to in Cuba, please let me know! I will capture most of the trip myself but would love to work with someone in each city. Info@TallSWAG.com :-)

Thanks in advance and have a great weekend beautiful!

Stormy Leather

Spring and leather are 2 words that you don't really hear together too often but they can definitely be a match made in Heaven. I personally believe that leather can be chic in any season and these 38" inseam High Rise Leather Skinnies from Amalli Talli prove that. They set this structured spring look off. I simply love them.

I paired them with a military inspired vest from ASOS Tall and these killer babies from Smash Shoes. I mean the lace-up fierceness is everything. Slay.

Now the foundation is great but the accessories give this look a metallic exclamation point and the lines of both the bracelet and belt compliment each other without being too matchy-matchy.  

I hope you enjoy the look as much as I enjoy wearing it! How do you rock leather is spring weather?

PS. I know this is short and sweet but the Playoffs have this Tall Girl tired hunni. I hope everything makes sense:-)

#TallGirlInTheTunnel

As you know (or maybe not), I work for the Golden State Warriors. Right about now, at this point in the season, we are crazy busy. Not only are we finishing our regular season games (12 home games this month alone), we are also preparing for the Playoffs. It has been quite the month to say the least. Definitely blessed to be here, but we are workin yall!

With that said, I have been serving some major #TallGirlInTheTunnel posts and I thought I would tie them all together in a lovely post just because :-)

What in the Sam Hill is the #TallGirlInTheTunnel?

Well my friends, I stand in my heels in the north tunnel (a.k.a. the tunnel that the visiting team runs out of ) during the games. I direct the Warriors TV pregame show and then I am a stage manager for all of the talent and contests that come out of the north side during the actual game. While out and about in The Bay I often get, Hey! You are that Tall Girl In the Tunnel! Thus, BOOM! #TallGirlInTheTunnel

So here are 6 looks that I werked while I worked. Click on the photos for all of the details on my Instagram. I would love to hear which one is your favorite in the comments below.

Smooches! *In my Regine Hunter voice*

Roc Rio

There is nothing like a custom piece of clothing and I found a local (Oakland, CA) designer (who also happens to be my friend:) that creates some amazing pieces that he will make specifically for you. While designer Rickie Lee has Roc Rio Designs for purchase right off the rack, he will custom tailor the length of the arms and torso just for Y-O-U and anyone that you want him to design for. Simply enter your information, the garment and your desired customization on his contact page. You will not be disappointed! I love my Sheath hoodie and you might just see me running around The Bay in it on a regular basis:-) PS. If something is out of stock online, you can still request it on the contact page.

Let's address the elephant in the room...technically this is a men's line BUT WHO CARES. When it's custom it's YOUR piece and really no matter what a garment is originally intended for, you can rock it however you dang well please. Moving on...

Now for the overall look...I added a faux leather mini to pump it up a little and some over the knee boots (which are almost out of stock, similar here) because I can and they are fabulous. It's really hard to go wrong with this chic hoodie. You can (and I do) wear it with anything. You can dress it up or completely down. It's a versatile, comfy-chic piece (and we all know that comfy-chic is my thing).

Thanks for your style voice Mr. Rickie Lee:-) Your creativity is felt and completely appreciated. I wish nothing but great things for your line and love seeing people Roc Rio around the world!

Fauxy

Tall Leather Look Leggings - Long Tall Sally ( similar here )/BFT Over-The-Knee Boots - Long Tall Sally ( similar here )/Tall Bodysuit - Taller Than Your Average for Long Tall Sally ( similar here )/Faux Fur Vest, Sleeveless Camel Sweater and Shades - Forever 21/Clutch - H&M  Photo Credit:  Meg Russell Photography

Tall Leather Look Leggings - Long Tall Sally (similar here)/BFT Over-The-Knee Boots - Long Tall Sally (similar here)/Tall Bodysuit - Taller Than Your Average for Long Tall Sally (similar here)/Faux Fur Vest, Sleeveless Camel Sweater and Shades - Forever 21/Clutch - H&M

Photo Credit: Meg Russell Photography

Winter finally set in on the west coast...well...our version of it anyway. When it started to get nippy out, I went in my closet to create layers which led to some major mixing of tall staples and off-the-rack items.

I began where I always do; a tall foundation. I used 2 pieces that are long and slimming. They cover and create the perfect palate for layers.

I then added a long, sleeveless sweater with a high collar to class up the joint and polished the look off with the marbled faux fur vest. With the foundation being appropriate in length, the layers can easily be copped right off the shelf. Don't believe me? Wear your tall basics to a store and try on a bunch of options. I guarantee you that you walk out with a new perspective of what will work for you in-store.

Well...that's all I got. Coming off of a 16 hour work day leaves little brain power. Yes, it says 16 hours. Don't ask.

Next up...I am off to NYC for a couple of days. I am checking out the Warriors on the road and most importantly having a blast in a city that I love with some amazing friends! I will be posting on Facebook and Instagram because that is what bloggers apparently do on trips:)

See you soon beautiful...slay the day!

Over The Moon

Hunty. Look. At. These. Boots.

I mean...stop everything and look at a boot, that comes in size 10-13, that is a TRUE over-the-knee boot. Take that in, don't pass out and happy dance like a maniac. They also come in black. Bring that happy dance back once again!

These SMASH beauties couldn't be more on time as this season, over-the-knee footwear will be everywhere. Not too far behind, is the all black trend. Now for me, this is not a trend. All black everything is classic and a timeless staple. You can never go wrong with all black and the Georgette Tunic is one of those perfect black pieces that you can wear with everything. I love the detail, chic collar and the length is spectacular. You WILL see me rockin this again and probably again.

I really can't wait for fall and more importantly can't wait to walk this way and that way in these killer boots. You can't tell this tall girl nothin! ;)