I'm leafing through my latest catalog from Long Elegant Legs and there's at least 5 things I want to buy RIGHT NOW. Finding long sleeve shirts or pants that don't look like I bought them in the children's section is next to impossible so I get over-the-moon excited by all the practical stuff LEL has. (I'm a simple soul... it doesn't take much to trip my trigger). I'm currently obsessed with these PJ pants because, of course, it would be unbecoming to wear high waters to bed.
One of my other fav sites for all things tall is Tall Couture which carries Joe's, Rock & Republic, Paige jeans and more. Maybe one day when I win the lotto, I'll be able to buy one of everything from this site, but for now I only shop the sale selection. I've been schoolgirl giddy about everything I've bought from Tall Couture (a long white wool coat, a couple of jackets and shirts etc.) and get tons of compliments on the stuff.
I never paid much attention to Long Tall Sally until recently because I'm pretty sure it only sold its stuff across the pond and I didn't feel like figuring out the exchange rate and paying boatloads for shipping etc. Now it seems they've expanded to the U.S. and I love their selection. Their clothes are trendier than LEL, but not quite as expensive as Tall Couture. I've been drooling over this jacket for awhile. Probably don't need a black jacket during the summer in So Cal, but I'm having traumatic flashbacks of being drenched at the rainy PGA tourney I went to a few months ago because I didn't have a proper rainproof jacket and that CANNOT happen again. Plus I just read about how La Nina is visiting and giving us a cool summer. Now that I've justified that purchase...let's move on.
It's a bit of a bummer that Banana Republic only offers its tall sizes online but NOT in the stores. I emailed their customer service asking if they plan to start carrying tall stuff and explained that I do most of my shopping at BR and I would like to be able to try things on like most normal people and would like to NOT have to pay shipping just because I'm vertically gifted. They replied with some boiler plate email. WHY on God's green earth do they think it's OK to have a HUGE petite section but neglect us tall'uns all together? The trick is looking carefully at the tags and sizes in the store because if a customer returns a "tall" item that they purchased online to a store, the store puts the item out and the first tall person to grab it wins!!! I've recently scored 2 pairs of jeans at the BR factory store and a khaki trench coat at the regular store. All on sale of course.
Friday, July 23, 2010
I went to the chiro this morning to get x-rays for my achin back and, at one point, he seemed to be having difficulty finding the right adjustments for me on the x-ray machine. Then he gave up and said "Can you kinda bend your knees? I bet you've never heard this before but you're pretty tall." What a shocking revelation! My thighs started to shake a little as I struggled to maintain my semi-squat position for the several seconds it took him to work his magic in the x-ray booth (shaky quads....maybe a sign I need to work out more) and it made me think of how this world just aint made for us tall folk. For instance, I had to request to have my desk jerry-rigged at work so that it is the proper height; my back gets cranky when I wash dishes for any length of time because the sink is too low (very convenient excuse for getting out of dish washing so I probably shouldn't complain about that one); countertops are often too low; bathtubs are always too small and I'm forced to make the unpleasant decision of whether I want my tatas in the water and my knees out or vice versa; the footy nylons at Nordstrom are never quite big enough for my gargantuan feet; I often knock my noggin on things. The list goes on and on. BUT I still love being tall. I just hope someday I'm rich enough to design a house tailored to my lurch-like qualities so I can wash dishes without back pain and stretch out in the tub.
Posted by BAM at 9:01 PM