Black business suits for tall women

Business Suits for Tall Women (and How I Cheated on my Tall Specialty Shop Challenge)

A few weeks ago, I unexpectedly received an invitation to interview for a job.  I foolishly assumed that my black pant suit was in the closet and ready to go.  The jacket was there but the pants I normally wear were nowhere to be found. Yikes!  I rifled through my closet and found two more pairs of black dress pants. Phew! It seemed like I was in luck….or was I? I normally wear heels with my suits when interviewing (because nothing makes an initial impression quite like a 6’5 woman waltzing into a conference room), but I decided to wear these Tory Burch pointed […]

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Cutting Back on Social Media

Why I’m Cutting Back on Social Media

Confession time! I have ZERO self control when it comes to social media. Right after I wake up each morning, I grab my phone and eagerly scroll through my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest apps to see what notifications I have and what others have posted while I was in the Land of Nod. This is often the last thing I do before I go to bed too.  Throughout the day, if I’m not thrilled with the task I’m doing (like cleaning the house), I’ll take a bajillion breaks to check my accounts.  This inevitably turns a 30 minute cleaning gig […]

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Long Elegant Legs Review Tall Sweater

Tall Textured Sweater – Long Elegant Legs Review

I’ve been having really fantastic luck with the Long Elegant Legs fall collection.  As part of my Tall Specialty Shop Challenge, I recently purchased three items from LEL, and I’m really excited by how nicely they all play together.  Take the gray Olivia sweater that I’m reviewing today for instance.  You already got a peek at it when I wore it under my Long Elegant Legs ruana wrap.  I’ve also been wearing this textured sweater layered over button-up shirts like my LEL tall chambray top as shown in Long Elegant Legs’ Top Looks page. Speaking of “top looks”, make sure you check out the LEL […]

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Formal gown for tall women

40% Discount on MARGE Clothing and Launch of New Holiday Collection

If you’ve been toying with the idea of trying the MARGE Clothing line, November is the lucky month for Tall Fashion Adventures’ readers!  MARGE Clothing is offering you 40% off its entire inaugural fall/winter collection.  Just use the code MARGE40FW15 at check-out.  If the new INGA and JETTE holiday gowns catch your eye, you can score 25% off with the code CELEBRATE25. The JETTE gown has some serious show-stopping, jaw-dropping magic going on with its low back and generous slit. To see full length, detailed photos of it (and the INGA gown), check out the Holiday Lookbook here, and read on for more details from MARGE […]

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How to wear a ruana wrap

Cozy Chic! Echo Ruana Wrap From Long Elegant Legs

Every now and again, I try to push myself out on a fashion limb by buying something out of my comfort zone.  That’s what I did when I bought the Echo New York ruana wrap from Long Elegant Legs as part of my Tall Speciality Shop Challenge.  When I first saw the cozy, blankety looking ruana wraps on LEL’s website, I thought “Hmmm…rrrrrruuuuuannnaaa! That’s kind of fun to say but what the heck is it”?  According to my research assistants Googs and Wiki, a ruana is a poncho-ish garment typically found in the Andes region of Venezuela and Columbia used not only as […]

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Tall Fashion Blogs London

Another Tall Blogger Meet-Up!

One of the things I love about traveling around Europe is getting the chance to meet up with tall blogger friends!  The husband and I took our first trip to the UK last weekend and, while we had a jam-packed schedule of sightseeing, I was thrilled that I was able to carve out a few hours to meet  Sara from Girl in the Pretty Dress and Laura from All the Tall Things.  I was equally thrilled that both Sara and Laura were game to take time out of their schedules to meet up (especially since Sara had to get up at the […]

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BR Tall Trench Coat

Tall Trench Coat From Banana Republic

I really need to stop devouring food from outdoor markets whilst wearing my nice coats. I’ve had my tall trench coat from Banana Republic for years and have worn it all over the world from Asia to Europe to the U.S.  I love the way I feel in it – the way the belt perfectly defines my waist, the longggggg sleeves, the smart collar – it’s a classic and classy wardrobe staple!  Today, I managed to get a grease stain on my trench while eating a to-die-for grilled cheese at an outdoor food market, and I’m not sure if I’ll be […]

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Majesty Peacoat Review

J.Crew Majesty Peacoat – My Cool Weather BFF

Raise your hand if you enjoy this time of year because you get to peruse all of your coats that have been tucked away at the back of the closet for spring and summer!  I’m not sure why tall coats thrill me so much but it’s probably because I never really had the chance to wear them when I lived in California so I still find them quite novel. This will be my third year wearing my trusty tall J.Crew Majesty peacoat.  I was looking through some old photos the other day and realized that this coat has been my cool weather […]

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How to style ankle boots

4 Ways to Wear Chelsea Ankle Boots

I’ve been hesitant to try flat ankle boots for fear that my size 11 feet would look like massive, manly leather-covered blobs. When Long Tall Sally kindly let me pick a couple of fall items to try, the classic brown Chelsea boot caught my eye and I decided it was high time I conquered my fear of ankle boots.  When I opened the shoe box, I gave the somewhat large looking boots a dubious glance.  Slowly and suspiciously, I took them out and put them on, felt how comfortable they were, admired how classy they looked and realized that my preconceived notion about […]

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LEL Tall Chambray Shirt

Tall Chambray Shirt – Long Elegant Legs Review

I’m a bit late to the chambray party but now that I’ve bought my first piece I think I’m hooked!  As part of this year’s Tall Specialty Shop Challenge, I bought the tall chambray shirt from Long Elegant Legs, and I pretty much want to wear it every day.  The 100% cotton fabric is wondrously soft and lightweight which makes it perfect for late summer and early fall. The length of the shirt is just right so that it doesn’t look sloppy when worn untucked (but is also long enough to easily tuck in).  Sometimes, LEL styles seem to run a bit large and […]

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