High Expectations

TALL Ridley High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans in Mid Stonewash - ASOS/Blazer Cut Blouse and belt - Vintage by the Pound/Joan & Daivd Quimberly Pump (size 12) - Nordstrom/Neck piece - Forever 21/Ring - Collage Clothing Lounge/Faux Pearl Clutch - Thrifted

Photo credit: Shannon Warf

One of my favorite things to do is try out new tall lines. I am always SO excited when the items are on their way and can't wait to put the clothes on and walk around in them. There have definitely been some other tall lines that I didn't like (which is why you have never seen them on TallSWAG) however the ASOS tall line keeps giving me so much life! As you have seen in the past couple of posts, I am wearing it and loving it.

The Tall Ridley High Waisted Ultra Skinny Jean is another ASOS tall piece that I adore. They have just the right amount of stretch and unlike some of the other "tall" high waisted jeans out there, don't sag in the nether regions. They are also super long. It has the inseam listed at 36" but I think the stretch in the jean makes them even longer. I normally wear a 37" to 40" inseam and there is no way that a 36" inseam would hit me where is does.

I just love them. Look at the way the fabric and cut of the jean shapes the leg! I mean, I have been working out but not this much hunni.

Another thing I love about the ASOS tall line is the philosophy behind it: Focusing on brilliant fits, ASOS Tall adapts key pieces from the mainline collection to flatter the taller frame. More than just extra inches added to them, we exclusively fit all of our pieces with longer limbs in mind.

I am pretty sure we all just clapped and hollered at the same time.

Lastly, the price points are lovely (for example, these jeans are only $56.44) and there is free delivery worldwide. Pow!

So, I say all of that to say this; the ASOS Tall line is officially TallSWAG approved. Take that for what you will but from one tall girl to another...try it!

Casual 101

Large Leather Shopper - Long Tall Sally/Oversized Dress Shirt - Collage Clothing Lounge/Rockstar Super Skinny Tall Ankle Pant - Old Navy (33.5" inseam)/MIA Sparkle Studded Loafers - Nordstrom Rack (size 12)/Sassy Brassy Neck Piece - Candid Art/Watch - Windsor Store/Chain Bracelet - Forever 21

Photo credit: Eric Rodriguez

As many of you know, I am the Game Operations Manager for the Golden State Warriors.  As many of you also know...WE ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!  If you didn't know, now you do.

I say all of that to say this, I am working my tail off!  It's a GREAT busy, but busy none-the-less.  Needless to say, when I am not working, I am doing as little as possible and SUPER casual. 

While we all know I love a fierce heel, after standing in those bad boys all game, these days in my off time, you are more then likely going to catch me in a flat (a fabulous one of course). I'm a huge fan of these MIA flats that I picked up for under $50 at Nordstrom Rack. They are comfy and blinged out. What's not to love?

The oversized dress shirt from Collage Clothing Lounge is one of my go-to casual shirts.  It's one of those "feels like pajamas but doesn't look like pajamas" kind of shirts. Win-Win situation.

One thing I always have to have in my casual fit is a pop of something.  Whether it be color, texture and/or print it must add an extra something to the equation. These tall ankle, animal print skinnies from Old Navy do the trick.

What about the frosting for a casual look?  I say go big or go home. I chose to go chains and more chains for this look but whatever you choose, in my humble opinion, do it big.

And for the piece de resistance, THE HANDBAG! My new love from Long Tall Sally (Yes. They have accessories too!).  It holds everything, is very well made and the color is perfect for this season and seasons to come. Want something a little louder?  It comes in red too.  Approved investment piece.

Now that you have the 101 on my casual look, what's yours?

Down Under

I work for the Golden State Warriors. Yes. The NBA team.  No.  I do not play for them (you would be amazed how many people ask me this). Anywho, the reason I am telling you this is that our season is over (sniff...sniff...tears) and because of this there are no games to work and...

Get to the point already!!!

Ok ok...so I say all of that to say this...no games means no overtime. No overtime means Alicia Jay is on a budget.

Oh, you are too?

It totally sucks!  But hey, it could be worse...you could have no budget at all (True story. Giving thanks always).

No worries.  TallSWAG is here to make sure you ball on a budget.  Check out these ten tall buys under $100 (yippeee:)!



SUNRISE CRINKLE SKIRT at Long Elegant Legs. $59. S-XXL. 41" long. 

STEVE MADDEN TRACEY FLAT at BareFoot Tess. $59. 11-14. Comes in 6 colors (I want them all but my budget said NO)

CANVAS SHORT at Gap. $39.95. 4-16. Comes in 6 colors.  

THE LEL MAXI DRESS at Long Elegant Legs. $89. S-XXL. Comes in 4 colors.


AVA ROMPER WITH COWL BACK at Height Goddess. $39. Small-extra large. Comes in 2 colors. (I have it and I love it) Video review by Chantelle Anderson HERE.

WOMEN'S SHANIA WEDGE SLING at Payless.com. $19.99. 5-13. If they don't have your size online check your local stores at the bottom of the page.

CANDY SKINNY JEANS at PZI Jeans. $79. 4-18. Inseams up to 38". Comes in 7 colors. Also comes in a distressed option.

SPOT PALAZZO PANT at Long Tall Sally. $79. 6-18. 36" inseam.

Cap It Off

I know you have seen them all over the place.  They are one of THE shoes for spring.  Most of them are flat but the trend takes all shapes and sizes. I'm talking about the cap toe. 

Sometimes they are metal, sometimes they are sequin and other times they are patent.  There are endless many ways to rock the cap.  One popular option are natural tones.  They are versatile but still showcase the pop of the cap toe.  

Having a hard time finding one in your size? The search is ova! Pick and click below.

JUST CAP IT. (left to right, top to bottom) Pressly by Michael Kors (Nordstrom, $97.95, sizes 4-12), Atlanta by B.F.T. (Barefoot Tess, $49, sizes 11-15), Dairia by Naturalizer (Macys, $89, sizes 5-12), Outbust by Nine West (Long Tall Sally, $69, sizes 10-12), Certain Ballerina Flat by French Sole FS/NY (Endless, $155, sizes 5-12), Luminaire by Nine West (Piperlime, $59.99, sizes 10.5 & 12), Del by Corso Como (Exceptional Footprints, $139, sizes 11 & 12), Claire Scrunch Flat (Payless, $29.99, sizes 11-13), Beatrix by Sam Edelman (Zappos, $130, Sizes 5-12). Check out Crystal from Zappos rockin the Beatrix cap toe flat below.


(left to right, top to bottom) Pressly at Nordstrom, Atlanta at Barefoot Tess, Outbust at Long Tall SallyCertain Ballerina Flat at EndlessLuminaire at Piperlime; Del at Exceptional Footprints; Claire Scrunch Flat at Payless; Beatrix at Zappos. 

Stand Tall In this LTS Maxi Skirt

It's Long Tall Sally Stand Tall Week (cheers:) and The LTS Cut About Stripe Maxi Skirt is definitely something you can STAND TALL in.

I am 6'6" and when I wear flats the skirt hits the floor (yay!). It looks great with a fierce pair of wedges too.

Check out my review and you will see exactly why it's the perfect piece to showcase during the Long Tall Sally Stand Tall Week!

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