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Stormy Leather

Spring and leather are 2 words that you don't really hear together too often but they can definitely be a match made in Heaven. I personally believe that leather can be chic in any season and these 38" inseam High Rise Leather Skinnies from Amalli Talli prove that. They set this structured spring look off. I simply love them.

I paired them with a military inspired vest from ASOS Tall and these killer babies from Smash Shoes. I mean the lace-up fierceness is everything. Slay.

Now the foundation is great but the accessories give this look a metallic exclamation point and the lines of both the bracelet and belt compliment each other without being too matchy-matchy.  

I hope you enjoy the look as much as I enjoy wearing it! How do you rock leather is spring weather?

PS. I know this is short and sweet but the Playoffs have this Tall Girl tired hunni. I hope everything makes sense:-)

Gated

There will be people who try to put limits on your style because they don't think that they can pull it off and in-turn project their insecurities onto you. Leave that madness behind you as you walk away in the fiercest way possible. When you accept them, it festers and paints your insides in the saddest of shades. The moment you accept that lie it begins to deplete your self-esteem immediately. Protect your self-worth. It's in your arsenal of essentials that will strengthen your path in this thing called life.

When I wore this vest for the first time, this lady told me, I love that you wear things that standout even at your height. Even? Lady...that was a dig. I recognized it, smiled and said Always and then left it right where she stood. I didn't waste anger on her or the time and weight it would take to carry it with me. I actually appreciated it because it gave me a platform to provide this point to you:

You are the gatekeeper.

One thing that comes with this beautiful height is a peanut gallery that can't have it and will remind you at every turn. They can say some idiotic things but at the end of the day it's the strength of your shield that matters.

Am I always this strong? No. Everyone has their days as well as a period of growth to gain strength BUT the more you practice this the taller you will stand every day, in every way.

OK Ladies, now let's get those gates in formation! :-)

She In Shine Out

Khaki Sleeveless Lapel Vest - She In /Tall Faux Leather Pants and Bodysuit -  Taller Than Your Average for Long Tall Sally /Pumps - Jessica Simpson Collection via Nordstrom Rack/Dress - Collage Clothing Lounge/Bracelet and Sunnies - Forever 21  Photo Credit:  Lakeela Smith Photography

Khaki Sleeveless Lapel Vest - She In/Tall Faux Leather Pants and Bodysuit - Taller Than Your Average for Long Tall Sally/Pumps - Jessica Simpson Collection via Nordstrom Rack/Dress - Collage Clothing Lounge/Bracelet and Sunnies - Forever 21

Photo Credit: Lakeela Smith Photography

Obviously we need tall clothing most of the time. From long inseams to long enough sleeves, tall specific clothing is a must. However, there are some items that you can buy right off that rack that fit us fabulously.

One item that you can count on is a longline vest. Is it going to hit us as low as it would on someone of a shorter stature? No. But because of it's length and our length...we by far look the best in them no matter where they hit us. We rock them very well.

Longline vests are also incredibly versatile. They chic up any outfit. As you can see, you can make a small change in the foundation and you have a completely different look.

I absolutely love this Khaki Sleeveless Lapel Vest from a retailer that is emerging as one of my non-tall favorites, She In. Their prices are crazy good. For example this vest is only $17.99. The quality is great for the price and they hit every trend. Both of these make a great mix because you can incorporate key pieces for the season into your wardrobe for a small amount of money. 

Check out the full selection from She In and tell me what you think. I also want to know what your favorite non-tall shops are so be sure to include those in the comments as well:-)

Thanks for reading lovely...I hope you are having a great Monday...SLAY the week!!!