style blogger

Fall and Circumstance

Charcoal Grey Maxi Skirt - Amalli Talli (comes in 46" and 48") /Tall Chambray shirt - Gap/Boots - Nine West (size 12)/Scarf - Thrifted  Photo credit:  LaKeelah Smith

Charcoal Grey Maxi Skirt - Amalli Talli (comes in 46" and 48")/Tall Chambray shirt - Gap/Boots - Nine West (size 12)/Scarf - Thrifted

Photo credit: LaKeelah Smith

I have loved tall retailer Amalli Talli for awhile and guess what!?! They have their own brand now! They are making the pieces that are hard for us to find and a perfect example of that is their Charcoal Grey Maxi Skirt (it also comes in black).

Do you see this length boo? I am wearing 4.5" boots and it's still long! There are actually two length options, 46" and 48". Yes and yes. I also love the fabric and the waist band is super comfy.

Another thing about this tall basic is that it's incredibly versatile. At $55 it serves all seasons because you can layer it up for the cold months and accompany it with sandals and tanks for the hot moments. It's a great price for a great piece.

I paired it with a casual chambray shirt, fringe scarf and my favorite stacked boots. It's a classic look with some trendy moments as stacked heels and scarves will be everywhere this fall and winter.

How would you rock this skirt? Is there anything that you want Amalli Talli to include in their new brand? Let me know and I will be sure to pass it on:)

Talk to you soon beautiful!

#LTSsince76

Let me tell you about a 40-year-old bombshell! She is tall, chic and has been helping tall women enhance their height since 1976. I am talking about Long Tall Sally. It's the tall retailers 40th and I know I couldn't be more excited to celebrate 40 groundbreaking years of tall style!

Over the last 40 years LTS has truly changed the face of tall style. While there are many tall retailers that slay tall clothing, Long Tall Sally has been the frontrunner in bringing chic, tall clothing and shoes to elevated ladies everywhere. They stay ahead of the trends, constantly look for ways to cater to ALL tall women and truly want tall women to wear clothing and shoes that express their individual style. 

A perfect example of LTS style is my first look for fall. This floral shirt dress is a perfect way to bring the season in. It's chic, effortless and it's bold black, white and navy pattern is definitely on-trend. The dress itself is crafted specifically for us with longer arms and just the right length in the body.

The boots are A1 for the upcoming season. You will see the flare heel everywhere and their timeless look will work for seasons to come. I will be wearing this boot with everything! The best part...they come in sizes up to 15! Over the last 40 years Long Tall Sally has continually found ways to bring the latest footwear and size options to us and I know I will forever be thankful for that.

Long Tall Sally wants to celebrate their 40 years by sharing your LTS stories. Share your memories and you could win a gift card that will help you create new ones! ENTER HERE.

 Happy 40th LTS...here is to 40 more!

My Life: The World's Tallest Virgin

I am so excited to share this with you...MODE featured my story in their My Life series!

I am honored to have been chosen as one of the people in the series. I believe we are all built to tell our stories and should share them in any way that we can. A huge thank you to MODE for giving me this platform to share my voice.

I will let the video speak for itself (I would love to know what you think) but here is a breakdown of what I wore in the piece:

TTYA X LTS Denim Jumpsuit  - Long Tall Sally/ TTYA X LTS Bobble Trim Crop Top  - Long Tall Sally
Sports Contrast Long Sleeve Running Top  - Long Tall Sally/ Sports Fluoro Stripe Leggings  - Long Tall Sally/ LTS Rio Sneakers  - Long Tall Sally  Thank you for training me Lisa:-) Check out her amazing  BETTER BODY website!

Sports Contrast Long Sleeve Running Top - Long Tall Sally/Sports Fluoro Stripe Leggings - Long Tall Sally/LTS Rio Sneakers - Long Tall Sally

Thank you for training me Lisa:-) Check out her amazing BETTER BODY website!

L'amour De Hauteur Shirt - Height Goddess /Skinny Jeans - The Buckle  Candice is always there for me...check out her awesome accessories line  CANDID ART !

L'amour De Hauteur Shirt - Height Goddess/Skinny Jeans - The Buckle

Candice is always there for me...check out her awesome accessories line CANDID ART!

Kacy Maxi Dress  - Height Goddess/ Heart Necklace  - Candid Art/Hat - Forever 21

Kacy Maxi Dress - Height Goddess/Heart Necklace - Candid Art/Hat - Forever 21

Marilyn Dress - Alloy Apparel Tall /Pumps - Jessica Simpson  I work with some amazing photographers and  Meg Russ  is one of them.  Check out her website HERE.

Marilyn Dress - Alloy Apparel Tall/Pumps - Jessica Simpson

I work with some amazing photographers and Meg Russ is one of them. Check out her website HERE.

High Rise 38" Leather Skinnies  - Amalli Talli/ Tall Bodysuit  - TTYA London/ Tall Vest  - ASOS/Shades and necklace - Forever 21

High Rise 38" Leather Skinnies - Amalli Talli/Tall Bodysuit - TTYA London/Tall Vest - ASOS/Shades and necklace - Forever 21

Tall Bodysuit - TTYA London /Skirt - H&M/Shoes - Payless/Necklace - Forever 21

Tall Bodysuit - TTYA London/Skirt - H&M/Shoes - Payless/Necklace - Forever 21

Last but certainly not least... hair and makeup by Nikki Notarte . My ride or die!

Last but certainly not least...hair and makeup by Nikki Notarte. My ride or die!

Thanks again to MODE and everyone who made this possible. I appreciate everything that you do for me to share my voice and stand tall every day, in every way!

Sweat it Out

Michelle Mesh Booties - Smash Shoes  (Shown in size 12, also comes in black)/Tall Joggers -  Long Elegant Legs /Necklace and men's sweatshirt - Forever 21/Shades - Akira   Photo Credit: Marc Allen

Michelle Mesh Booties - Smash Shoes (Shown in size 12, also comes in black)/Tall Joggers - Long Elegant Legs/Necklace and men's sweatshirt - Forever 21/Shades - Akira

Photo Credit: Marc Allen

I completely get it. There are just some days where comfort it key. Those moments when you want to melt into a pair of sweats. Without a doubt, put them on a snuggle up! But sometimes those days fall on occasions where your typical sweats don't match the event that you are going too. Never fear! Accessories are here!

Pick out a comfy base. To pump up the chic simplistic vibe, I usually go for a solid color base but do you boo. Then throw on some statement shoes (that can easily be switched out for tennies right after the event) like these hawt mesh Michelle booties from Smash Shoes. I am in absolute LOVE! They come in sizes; 11, 11w, 12, 12w, 13 and 14 and also come in black (yes, you have seen them before because I rocked the black option in a previous post). And guess what? They are on sale right now for $79!

To finish the look I added this statement necklace from Forever 21. Under $10 and adds just the right amount of pow to this look.

Now I know you are dying to know! Where did you get those tall joggers!? I got them from Long Elegant Legs which is now a part of tall style powerhouse, Long Tall Sally. This style is no longer available but they have this 36" inseam option is is equally as awesome. There are also these options from Alloy Apparel in 37" as well.

So don't sweat the sweat days. Pump them up and rock them out! :-)

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:

1. USE BLACK AS THE FOUNDATION

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.

2. ADD SOME SPARKLE

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!

3. SHOESTOPPERS

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.

4. FROST LIKE A BOSS

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).

5. GLAM BAM

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.

THE ULTIMATE RULE: CONFIDENCE IS KEY

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!

Winter Woes

Chunky Oversized Sweater (shown in size M/L)- THE HEIGHT / Converse All-Star Fresh (shown in a men's size 10) /Leather Look Leggings (Shown in size M.  Similar HERE .) - Long Tall Sally/Sunnies - Target/Bag - Thrifted  Photo Credit:  Lakeela Smith Photography

Chunky Oversized Sweater (shown in size M/L)- THE HEIGHT/Converse All-Star Fresh (shown in a men's size 10)/Leather Look Leggings (Shown in size M. Similar HERE.) - Long Tall Sally/Sunnies - Target/Bag - Thrifted

Photo Credit: Lakeela Smith Photography

I feel like winter just dropped in on us all at once. It went from a long t-shirt type of season to give me all of the layers you can and add a scarf situation. It's times like these where you need a fierce sweater and the chunky oversized sweater definitely fits the bill. 

This Tall gem is one of those pieces that looks amazing but feels like you are wearing pajamas all day. Seriously, you feel like you are cuddled up in a blanket. The arm length is great (no cold wrists) and the body length is actually a proper tunic length.

Can we talk about the price for a minute. OK...so you know how most manufacturers add a katrillion dollars for every inch they add to a garment? Not THE HEIGHT. This sweater is only $50 which is a great price for all of that Tall sweater goodness.

I added some leather look leggings and my new converse babies to complete this look but you can rock some skinny jeans, a skirt, wide leg pants...really anything goes with this haute sweater.

Well...I really have nothing else to say about this FAB sweater so...until next time my Tall lovelies!