san francisco

Let's Meet Up!

I am so ridiculously excited!!!

I will be styling at the Long Tall Sally Pop Up in San Francisco from 10a-2p this Sunday! It's going to be a great time, filled with beautiful Tall company and clothes:-) For more information (including a map and directions) click HERE.

I am excited to style the amazing Tall options from LTS but the best part about being at the pop-up is that I get to meet you...I seriously can't wait!

See you on Sunday (insert happy Tall dance here)!!!

Pretty in the City

Mini Dress - ASOS Tall/Faux Fur - WAYF via Nordstrom/Shoes - Nine West/Neck Piece - Forever 21/Bracelets - Charlotte Russe/Tights - Hanes/Clutch - Thrifted   Photo Credit: YBowyer Photography

Mini Dress - ASOS Tall/Faux Fur - WAYF via Nordstrom/Shoes - Nine West/Neck Piece - Forever 21/Bracelets - Charlotte Russe/Tights - Hanes/Clutch - Thrifted

Photo Credit: YBowyer Photography

I feel pretty,

oh so pretty.

I feel pretty and whitty and bright!!! (in my Julie Andrews voice)

This outfit has me all giddy y'all. I mean, what girl doesn't want to prance around The City in a frilly dress, fab heels and a faux fur coat??? This Tall Girl does and did.

Last weekend my friend was having a little soiree in San Fran so I hopped on the Alameda ferry and floated right over. As you can imagine it was chilly (and it's always a bit windy in SF) so I opted for tights instead of bare legs. I also thought it added a pinch of glam to the look.

I absolutely love everything in the pink-blush family right now and this dress definitely hit the color mark. I paired the pink with greys to keep the whole look soft. And don't you just love the tall-short length? It's definitely showing some leg (as we should) but we would also be showcasing some buns too without the tall ASOS cut of this mini frock.

The shoes take the glam meter up a notch as well because of the t-strap. It's a nod to those proper times where bustles were très chic.

Last but certainly not least, my neck was definitely frosted out cubic zirconia style (fake it til you make it boo) courtesy of the one and only Forever 21. I am pretty sure I put one of the owners kids through college with all of the accessories I have purchased over the years (a bit over the top, but you get my drift). You just can't beat the chic options and price points.

We had a fabulous time but it really didn't matter in the end because...I felt so dang pretty!

So dress in what makes you feel giddy and have some fun this weekend! I will be mad at you if you don't and nobody likes a mad Alicia;)

LTS Pop Up Shop

I am a huge fan of pop up shops. Unfortunately for us, most of our options are online so when an opportunity pops up (pun intended) to have an actual shopping experience and try things on, I sprint to it like I was in the Olympics. Seriously. I would qualify if the finish line had a pop-up shop on the other side.

Perhaps my favorite pop up shop experience happened yesterday at the Long Tall Sally Pop Up Shop in San Francisco. I have attended one before (video HERE) but for many reasons this one was particularly special...

Photo credit: Asha Wilkerson

Photo credit: Asha Wilkerson

I arrived and was obviously super happy about it. Who wouldn't be!? I was also ready to make some purchases as well...hence the open handbag.

When you walk in, you automatically feel like the experience was made for you. Off top, the clothing looks tall. No lie. I almost felt like it looked too long because of the racks we are used to seeing but then I snapped out of it because something being too long is just a ludicrous thought that no proper tall girl should ever have.

The selection of jeans with long inseams was out of this world. I guarantee you, you won't find this many in one spot anywhere else. Click play and prepared to be amazed.

Not only did they have a great selection of clothing, they also had a selection of shoes up to size 15. Now, the shoe selection definitely wasn't as large as the clothing selection but it was still a rare opportunity to walk in and try on a pair of shoes in our size. Even if you don't walk out with a pair of shoes, it's a great way to find out your fit for future online orders.

After checking out the scene, it was off to the races! When I say my friend Asha and I tried on everything, I mean we tried on the ENTIRE pop up. It was so much fun! The arms were long enough, the skirts hit the floor, the pants covered those ankles and the outerwear was on another level. I mean, I almost didn't take the padded parka coat off. You were seriously going to see me in it for the entire fall/winter season cold or not.

Can you blame me? Just look at the tall, warm fabulousness!

And can we talk about the actual dressing room? While they definitely have private changing rooms, there was a communal dressing room with a bunch of mirrors. Now, I know that seems strange but it was a blast! Everyone was styling each other, laughing, comparing tall stories and having a good ol time.

Photo credit: Asha Wilkerson

Photo credit: Asha Wilkerson

But the real reasons why this pop up shop experience is so special, are the tall, beautiful ladies that you meet there. Every single person that I met at the pop up shop changed my life in some way, shape or form. It's amazing what can happen when we just talk to each other! Being in a room where everyone understands the gift that we were given is so incredibly powerful.

While it was amazing meeting everyone, I nearly broke into tears when I met Josie. She is the beautiful 14 year old girl on the far right. When I saw her, I immediately thought of myself at that age. She carries her height like a rock star but we all know what it's like to grow up tall. I immediately felt a connection with her and our conversation about tall life was truly a blessing that will continue to inspire me.

So when and where can you take part in this amazing experience? Check the schedule below and click for more information.

While you are there (or even when you order online) don't forget to share your experience with other tall girls out there. We need to know! Don't hold the good, bad or ugly back from your tall sisters. We must always stick together!

Happy pop up shopping tall beauties!