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Tall Clean Zip Coat - NEXT / Trendsetter Leggings (36" inseam) - LEL /Dome Satchel - The Limited/Booties (size 12) - Payless

Tall Clean Zip Coat - NEXT/Trendsetter Leggings (36" inseam) - LEL/Dome Satchel - The Limited/Booties (size 12) - Payless

You know that saying, It's all in the really is.

Take the Tall Clean Zip Coat from Next. It has a very classic cut but the colorblocking, high collar and buckle detail make it stand out in amazing ways. It's no longer a coat, it's a statement.

I paired it with what seems to be your typical leggings until you get to the knee. The trendsetter legging from LEL has a faux suede detail that brings them to a whole new level.

Lastly the booties (size 12) have patentblocking (I totally just made that up) and a button detail that give them a vintagey feel. 

Moral of the story...look for small things that represent your style and set your look apart from the rest. Details are the frosting on the cupcake my tall friends:)

Black Sand

I don't care how you are dressed or what you are doing, when you see a beautiful beach at sunset, jump out and take some pictures. Without a doubt, that should be one of the rules of life.

Now that we have that settled, look at this tall dress! Not only is it a true midi, it also has long arms and a crazy cut that is very flattering on our long frames. While It is stunning on it's own, I also wear it in a lot of ways. Now, I know what you are thinking, that low back isn't appropriate for all looks Alicia. You are right. It's not by itself. But I have worn this dress to work with a blazer and went super casual with a belted sweater. It's an excellent tall foundation piece.

Now the shoes, you have seen these before but I am pretty enamored with them...we are definitely booed up right now. They are from SMASH Shoes which is a brand of shoes that only makes sizes 10-13. I am super impressed with the brand, have worn the shoes many times and am a bonafide fan. I can't wait to try more options from them.

I finished the look with a tribal inspired red hot clutch with some subtle frosting. With the cut of the dress, your back is a beautiful statement piece so no need to over accessorize.

Back to the whole run out on the beach at sunset thing. Do it. Seriously, do it. Stop staying in the same lane day in and day out. Live a little. Love a lot and thank Him tirelessly.

Sock it to Me

Hey tall, beautiful people! It's been way too long. A little thing called the NBA season hit me like a ton of bricks (as I work for the Golden State Warriors). I had to get into a work-werk balance. I am here now. Let's talk tall style shall we? Of course we shall...

You may have heard me talk about tall-short length. It is one of the hardest things for us to find. When retailers cut tall garments, they often overcompensate on all of the clothing and go WAY too long on something that is supposed to be short. Yes, wearing short dresses off the rack is often a no-no for many reasons including unintentional flashes of your lady (we certainly can't have that) but that doesn't mean we have to go all the way to the other side and rock a dowdy dress. No can do. Those legs deserve to be showed off in a sexy, acceptable manner.

The Tall Black Check Dress from Next certainly fits the tall-short bill. It shows off the legs but keeps the rest concealed. It has a classic look with all kinds of sass woven into it. I also love the high collar and I wanted to accentuate it even more so I put on the Long Sleeve Jersey Body from TTYA for Long Tall Sally right underneath. I am a huge fan of a layered neckline.

I paired the fab dress with some knee high socks because that school girl look is always fun right? Plus they went perfectly with these timb-esk booties. I've been trying to tell yall that Payless is where it's at!

Lastly, it's fall and in the Bay Area that means it's just starting to get a little chilly so I threw on this Easy Knit Cardigan from Long Elegant Legs. I love the long length in both the arms and body. It's super soft too.

Wow, I must say that I missed you terribly for the last 16 days. I am so glad we are back together again and looking fabulous as usual:)