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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:


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.


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!


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.


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).


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.


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!


Some women believe the lie that you must wear as little clothing as possible to be sexy...this is so incredibly far from the truth.

Now, there may be those times where a little dress or short shorts are appropriate (you have seen me and will see me wear both on this blog) but you don't have to show skin to be sexy. Showing the silhouette of your figure underneath chic threads can be one of the sexist statements you could make.

Take this fit. Everything is covered and nothing is tight but I will challenge anyone who tells me it's not hot. It's layers, oversized fit and delicate body chain all create a balanced look that is comfy-haute. The trick is to not go too oversized. If the clothing gets too frumpy you will get totally lost in it. You always, in any situation, want to wear the clothes and neva eva eva eva let them wear you.

More importantly YOU supersede any piece of clothing that you can put on. I don't care how amazing the piece is, if you do not feel good...nothing will look good. Stand tall, embrace everything that makes you beautiful and always shine from the inside out.

Seek. Find. Buy. Rock.

I love the color palate that is emerging in tall fashion this spring. It's fresh, crisp and makes you wanna run around in a field of lilies or something.

I am also enamored by the beautiful cut of the dresses, comfort of the fabrics and simple statements of the prints and patterns.

And the shoes! SWAG in footwear form.

I say all of that to say this: there is some AMAZING TallSWAG out there right now.  Seek. Find. Buy. Rock.

Tall 10 (left to right, top to bottom):

MULTI COLOUR SPOT PRINT MAXI DRESS at LongTallSally.com. $165. 63.4" long. Sizes 6-18.

TALL KATE SIDE ZIP FLARE LEG PANTS at Loft.com. $79.50. 36" inseam. Sizes 2-18.

TALL COLORBLOCK SHEATH DRESS at AnnTaylor.com. $158. Sizes 0-18.

THE LEL JUMPSUIT at TallWomensClothes.com. $89. 36" inseam. Sizes S-XXL.

KATE LONG SLEEVED ROUCHED DRESS at HeightGoddess.com. $138. Sizes small-Large. 


TALL PAISLEY TUNIC at BananaRepublic.com. $79.50. Sizes XS-L.

VINCE CAMUTO KORSI PUMP at Nordstrom.com. $118.95. Sizes 4-12.

FS/NY FLATTER FLAT at BarefootTess.com. $199. Sizes 11-13.


Fresh Coat

Pajammy Jam

It's Christmas Eve and your family is exchanging one gift before the big day.  You know what it is (because it's the same every year) but you still can't wait to open it! The time finally comes, you rip open the box and BAM it's comfy pajamas...YIPPPEE! The family tradition is once again continued.

You go and put them on.  They are soft and it looks like it's gonna be another comfy Christmas morning UNTIL your ankles make an appearance. What!?! They were NOT invited to the festivities.  How rude of them to come out.

Don't let your ankles crash your holiday or any other day.  Check out the tall pajamas and robes below to make sure that this doesn't happen to you (you're too cute for that:).

Know about some tall PJ's that aren't posted?  Please share with us:)

Tallgirlcrafts.com. Custom pajama pants up to size 38". Great prints and price points. I'm a big fan.LONG ELEGANT LEGS sleepwear. Pajama sets, bottoms and robes. Bottoms up to 36" inseam. HURRY! The flannel PJ bottoms are on sale for only $29!LONG TALL SALLY sleepwear. A lot of options. Super long robes and pajama pants up to 37".SOFT SURROUNDINGS sleepwear. Unique, beautiful, soft styles in longer lengths.EDDIE BAUER sleepwear. Inseams appropriate for 5'11" and under.SIMPLY TALL sleepwear. Robes and pajama pants with up to 38" inseams.TALL EXCLUSIVES sleepwear. Various styles from satin to flannel. Up to 36" inseams.

Some Summa

It's the first day of summer!  Yes! Sun, smiles and of course summer fashion.  It's time to unpack your summer clothes and put away anything with a sleeve. It's also time to S-H-O-P!  What better way to do so then with a S-A-L-E! 

Check out the tall savings below:

UP TO 60% OFF SANDALS at NineWest.com.

30% off at GAP. Enter GPSURPRISE in at checkout. Ends Friday TODAY!

20% OFF EVERYTHING at Long Tall Sally.

ENTIRE SITE UP TO 70% OFF at Tallwomensclothes.com. Expires midnight on June 26th.

BOGO at Payless.com. Buy one pair and get the second half off.

UP TO 80% OFF CLEARANCE ITEMS at Alloy.com. 37" jeans for as low as $9.99.