New Year

Something Old, Something New

Tall Joggers - LEL/Sequin Top - Nordstrom/Shoes (size 12) - Payless/Blazer and Bracelet - Forever21/Earrings - H&M  Photo Credit:  LaKeela Smith Photography

Tall Joggers - LEL/Sequin Top - Nordstrom/Shoes (size 12) - Payless/Blazer and Bracelet - Forever21/Earrings - H&M

Photo Credit: LaKeela Smith Photography

If your holiday season was anything like mine, you didn't have time to look for a New Years outfit, let alone buy one. Never fear...your closet is here!

Yep, that's right. Step right on in to the comforts of the clothes that are conveniently placed in your closet. Take this look; the shoes are 3 years old, the pants and blazer are 2 years old and I bought the top on super sale last year and never wore it. Now, you are probably saying, Alicia, who just has this stuff hanging in their closet? You do boo and here are 5 tips to pull off a last minute NYE look:

1. USE BLACK AS THE FOUNDATION

Black is a color that goes with everything and is the best foundation for a last minute look because it's timeless, flattering and everyone has something black in their closet. Anything from a little black dress to a jumpsuit to a black skinny jean and crop top...start with black and the possibilities are endless. Want to ramp it up a bit? Go with a vibrant, solid color as your base.

2. ADD SOME SPARKLE

Take a scan of your clothes, shoes and makeup for anything that sparkles. Try them on with your fit and pick the option(s) that work best for you. Even something as small as an eyeshadow with some sparkle in it, can glam up your look for your NYE soirees. Don't be afraid to wear multiple sparkly pieces...go sparkle or go home!

3. SHOESTOPPERS

We all have those bold shoes that we can't rock that often because everyone would easily notice a repeat wear (it shouldn't matter but it does). Break those babies out for your NYE parties. A hot shoe will polish off your look and make your fit standout in the crowd as you bring in the New Year.

4. FROST LIKE A BOSS

Breakout those eye-catching accessories that don't get an every day wear...this is the time to rock those bad boys! I went with gold but any metallic will do. This is also something quick and inexpensive that you can buy if you absolutely have no options (but I know you do).

5. GLAM BAM

Rock out your hair, makeup and nails. It's amazing what you can create in just these 3 things alone. Even a white tee can be glammed up when all these elements are personalized and polished. Quick Tip: When it comes to parties you can't go wrong with a bold, bright lip.

THE ULTIMATE RULE: CONFIDENCE IS KEY

No matter what...rock what makes you feel great! Bring in the New Year in a fit that you love and you can never go wrong. When you look good, you feel amazing and your confidence sizzles even more than it already shines.

I wish you light, love and uber success in 2016. Pursuit those dreams, prepare for your blessings and appreciate them when they come. And please tag your Tall NYE looks with @TallSWAG so I can see how your Tall, fabulous self brought in the New Year!

Cheers to an amazing 2016!

The Moment to Begin

I had a blast bringing the New Year in with my friends but resolutions never end or begin. They are a continual well of discovery, pursuit and accomplishment.  Dress - Laundry/Heels - Nine West/Ear Cuff - Candid Art/Clutch - H&M/Rings - Forever 21   Originally posted on the TallSWAG Instagram   Photo Credit: Candice Cox

I had a blast bringing the New Year in with my friends but resolutions never end or begin. They are a continual well of discovery, pursuit and accomplishment.

Dress - Laundry/Heels - Nine West/Ear Cuff - Candid Art/Clutch - H&M/Rings - Forever 21

Originally posted on the TallSWAG Instagram

Photo Credit: Candice Cox

I personally don't believe in New Year's resolutions. Why wait? Make your resolutions year round. We continue to evolve, things change every day...so waiting for a single moment, a ball to drop, a toast to give, is not something that I traditionally do.

Is it wrong to make them? Absolutely not. But what we must know is that is doesn't take a ceremony to change your life. You can change it on a Tuesday, at 3:34pm in the middle of August. You have the power to change YOU at any moment. Go after it! Speak it in to existence. Refuse to let it fail.

There are no small resolutions. In the past month I have has an urge to share more. I feel like God wants me to expand this blog to talking more about our tall lives than just style. What  may seem like a small shift of a couple of paragraphs, is going to do great things inside my life and I pray in those that read them. A resolution that I have is to stretch and become more vulnerable and I refuse to let my fear overcome what I know God wants me to do.

I applaud your New Year's resolutions but I urge you to continually look at what you want to do, change and achieve. You are amazing, beautiful, have been given the strength and power to do anything and there is always a moment to begin.