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Busy Becoming Me

I'm busy yo. 

My busy has increased ten fold over the last 3 months. I'm blessed. It's what I have been praying for and please believe that I will move my feet right to the promises that God has for me. I'm listening and more importantly acting on the last thing God told me to do.

With that busy, comes a craving for a streamlined look. I need it to be easy, chic and reflect me. 

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Enter neutral pieces like this versatile skirt. Long Tall Sally killed it with this one. Love the length, the color and shape. I can wear this with anything and I do. I often wear it more than once a week and dare someone to say something. Who cares?

Now, I am sure that this hits some type of trend, but this is also something that I no longer care about. In the past I picked things to fulfill a style quota of sorts. I would comb the Internets looking for the next big thing. What a waste of time. Style is a reflection of you. I love a good fashion show just like the next person but never should a runway dictate what you put on your body. 

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I must say, shedding strongholds is hard work. From style to love letting go of things that no longer serve you is uncomfortable but it's necessary to get closer to who we are and who we need to be. God cannot give you anything new if you are constantly holding on to things He didn't give you in the first place. Society is good for telling you who you should be but God set you apart. He created you specifically and you must walk the path He tailored for you. It's the best, most beautiful place to be.

This really got deep. I was talking about a skirt and went in lol. Probably because this is where I'm at. Everything is deep. I'm changing and moving closer to God every single day. I am right smack dab in the middle of a refinement period and I'm thankful.

Where are you at? Wherever it is, know that it is making you stronger. We are all learning and growing. There is no time like the present to stand tall in your truth and let God do His best, most formative work on YOU. 

Holiday Heights

A La Mode Skirt - Model Atelier/Tall Black Lace Bodysuit - New Look/IBENA (shown in size 12) - Eleanor Anukam/Clutch - Thrifted/Earrings - Target

Photo Credit: Lakeela Smith

I don't know about you but I love a dramatic moment. In fact, I believe that all tall women deserve dramatic moments in style and Model Atelier is certainly here to make that happen.

Their A La Mode Skirt is divine. I have to admit, when I first received it I thought it was way too long but guess what? It's supposed to be! This skirt brings the heat and the drama with it's extra length that arrives far after you hit the room. It's the perfect exclamation point to a show stopping entrance.

The red color is perfect for the holidays and I paired it with a classic, yet uber sexy tall lace bodysuit that is right on trend. I added neutral earrings, laser cut pumps and a pearl clutch to seal all that glam together.

In addition to this amazing skirt, Model Atelier has a plethora or great tall, evening wear options that will shut down your upcoming event. They aint ready!

Model Atelier wants to make sure that you hit the holidays in dramatic style and have provided an exclusive 20% off coupon code just for you. Use TALLSWAG in at checkout:-)

I can't wait to see what you rock during the holiday season, so make sure to tag #TallSWAG in your photos. You better SLEIGH!!! Happy Holidays:-)

HELLO BEAUTIFUL

Sweater - H&M/Skirt - H&M/ Shoes - Rollie by Smash Shoes (shown in size 12) /Bag in a Bag -  Collage Clothing Lounge /Neck Piece - Forever 21/Ring - H&M  Photo Credit:  YBowyer Photography

Sweater - H&M/Skirt - H&M/Shoes - Rollie by Smash Shoes (shown in size 12)/Bag in a Bag - Collage Clothing Lounge/Neck Piece - Forever 21/Ring - H&M

Photo Credit: YBowyer Photography

Hello Beautiful! It's been quite awhile since my last post. My bad. Life has been crazy. I have an amazing project that I have been working on (that I can't quite talk about yet) and the Playoffs (Go Warriors!) are right around the corner so I have been slammed. Please know that I missed you every moment I was away!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I raved about the H&M New Neutrals line. I love a great neutral and all of the pieces (which flew off the shelves) were right up my alley. I went to the store the day they were released and of course most of the options didn't fit BUT they had this amazing sweater that did. It's super comfy but has side detailing that makes the sweater polished. It has short sleeves, which make it a great option for us and also a surprisingly long body. I know I say it time and time again but it's a testament to the fact that you must try things on.

I put on a form fitting skirt to balance out the silhouette and threw on my babies...the Rollie from Smash Shoes. Side Note: Smash Shoes just came out with an over the knee boot in sizes 10-13 which you will see in a future post so stay tuned. And last but not least, I added one of my fav trends this season, a bag in a bag! You can bring all of your stuff in the bigger bag or put the essentials in the smaller bag and keep it movin...a Tall Girl loves her some options!

It's great seeing you again:-) Have a great day Luv...Stand Tall in everything you do!

Not on My Level

Tall Midi Split Skirt - ASOS/Tee - Forever 21/Hat - Key West Hat Company of New Orleans/Midi Boots - Payless (size 12)/Backpack - Collage Clothing Lounge/Wrap Bracelet - Alloy Apparel

Photo credit: Shannon Warf

According to good ol' Merriam-Webster, the definition of confidence is a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something. While it hasn't always been, my confidence in succeeding at being ME is very high. I am proud of my height, thankful for all of the unique gifts that God has given me and strive to celebrate the one-and-only me that that is on this earth every single day. So when I saw this amazing shirt from Forever 21 that I felt celebrated my high level of height, I purchased it without even thinking about it.

Now, some would call wearing a shirt that says you're not even on my level a bit cocky. So I decided to look that definition up too and here is what MW had to say: having or showing confidence in a way that is annoying to other people.

I found this definition to be very interesting. So I am cocky if someone is annoyed by my display of confidence? Well then, I guess you are just going to have to call me cocky then because I don't plan on ever changing the way I let my confidence shine for anyone's annoyance of it. We were built by God to be exactly the way that we are. Every single attribute was selected specifically for us to achieve and succeed in our purpose. So if you want to be annoyed by the confidence I convey from the gifts that I have been given, give me any label that you want. 

Remember, nobody and I mean NOBODY is on your level. We all have our own, exclusive level, that is untouchable. Each one of us was specifically made to achieve something that no one else can. Embrace your irreplaceable self, foster the fact that you can succeed in anything that you do and walk tall with your cocky self. 

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!

Four Seasons

The Tall Agenda Stretch Pencil Skirt from Bananarepublic.com is one of those pieces of clothing that can be worn in winter, spring, summer or fall.  It's light enough for spring and summer and classic enough to pair with the constructed pieces of fall and winter.  It saves you money, it keeps you fashionable and gives you more room in your closet...what more can you ask for!  Pin down your pencil today.  Click the pics for your seasonless skirt now.

TALL AGENDA STRETCH PENCIL SKIRT at Bananarepublic.com. $69.50. Sizes 2 to 16. 23.5" long. For a limited time free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Enter "BRFREE50" in at checkout.