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Long Tall Sally Curatd Dusky Tulip Tall Playsuit Maxi

Hey guys. It’s been a long time and a crazy year! 2016, what can I say … You’ll definitely be a year that stands out in our history books. Thankfully there’s retail therapy to get my mind off things and Long Tall Sally’s CURATD line came right on time.

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Long Tall Sally CURATD X LTS DUSKY TULIP TALL PLAYSUIT MAXI

Expertly designed in-house with stunning silhouettes and textural fabrics, the CURATD X LTS collection offers stylish, high-end pieces specifically cut and perfectly proportioned for women who are 5’8’’and taller. This limited edition collection curates the season’s inspirational catwalk trends into one exquisite edit.

The Curatd X LTS is centered around around a dusky color palette that is ideal for the Fall and Winter! The collection features soft tulip prints, feminine cuts and subtle detailing. One piece that caught my eye was the Tall CURATD Dusky Tulip Playsuit Maxi.

CURATD. gives another trend-led dimension to the offer at Long Tall Sally. It’s the ultimate tall style statement: a collection that celebrates strong, contemporary women and further reinforces Long Tall Sally as the destination for fashion for tall women.” – Andrew Shapin, Long Tall Sally CEO

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The Tall CURATD Dusky Tulip Playsuit Maxi features a printed dusky tulip print with a plunging V neckline. The body is fully lined with semi-sheer Georgette sleeves. While the fabric is sheer, the full body lining adds an extra layer of warmth for the cooler temperatures of Fall. The romper features a flowing maxi skirt that adds just the right amount of drama to your outfit.

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The neckline is very deep so I would suggest wearing a plunge bra with the romper or wearing a cute lace v neck cami if you need a bit of coverage on top. The romper shorts were the perfect length for my 6 foot tall frame and allowed me to showcase my legs without feeling uncomfortable. The maxi skirt also added a bit of modesty to the romper for those ladies that like to give a bit of sex appeal without doing too much.

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I paired the romper with strappy oxblood heels to add a pop of color to the outfit. I also thought about pairing the playsuit with over the knee boots as the temperatures begin to drop. I definitely will be wearing this romper quite a bit for Fall. The floral pattern and weight of the fabric also makes this piece perfect for the cooler temperatures in Spring! This is definitely a multi season piece – two seasons in one outfit!

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I am truly loving this new Curatd X LTS line!! I’ve been patiently waiting for Long Tall Sally to give us tall fashionistas edgier pieces and they certainly delivered with Curatd!

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I anticipate these ones will go quickly!

Black and White Off Shoulder Blouse + LTS Skinny Pants

Off the off the shoulder trend has been in heavy rotation for the Spring season and has been seen on celebrities and bloggers alike. I’ve always been fond of this trend and have a collection of off the shoulder blouses I’ve collected over the years.

Black White Off Shoulder TopI remember when I was younger joking that my shoulders were so broad I could play football. Truth be told I loved my broad shoulders. They complimented my collar bones and i always looked graceful in an off the shoulder neckline

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The black and white stripe pattern in this blouse was too adorable. I also loved the billowy balloon sleeves on the blouse which fit my arm length perfectly. I wanted to keep my palette neutral so I paired the blouse with the Long Tall Sally Allegro Skinny Pants I snagged during their sale.

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I wanted to add a hint of color to the outfit so I paired the look with neon yellow trim chevron heels I bought from Aldo during their sale last year. Aldo has amazing heels in sizes 11 and under and I’m always stalking the site for a good deal. Maybe it’s the Caribbean in me but I always try to incorporate color into an outfit.

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I’m definitely making off shoulder blouses a DIY project. They are so easy to make!

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Here’s how you can achieve the look.

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Long Tall Sally Allegro Skinny Pants

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Similar color scheme heels can be found below (up to sizes 11)

Tall Fashion Find: Smash Shoes – Extended Size Shoes for Women

If you are a tall or pus size woman who has a Size 10 and up foot and you haven’t heard about Smash Shoes then listen up!

Smash Shoes is a reliable and respected shoe line with young, vibrant, bold and contemporary styles. They cater to the woman who does not allow her shoe size to limit her style. She doesn’t reduce herself to wearing just kitten heels and flats. In fact, she embraces shoes with high heels despite her shoe size and her height.

Smash Shoes offer flats, heels, boots, sandals, and every style in between in Sizes 10 through Size 13!

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Yasmine from Smash Shoes to get a few insights into the new fashion forward brand for extended size shoes for women.

What is the origin of the Smash Shoes?

Smash Shoes was founded with the mission of becoming the go-to line of trend conscious women’s heels, sandals, boot and flats for women wearing extended-size shoes.

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How do you decide what shoe styles to bring to production?

We are trend driven! Based out of Los Angeles, we are able to keep a close eye on the latest fashion and accessories trends. By doing so, we hope to be able to parallel the shoe shopping experiences between women wearing standard sizes and extended sizes.

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What can we look forward to seeing from the brand in the future?

Where would you like to see the company in the next 5 years. Expansion, expansion, expansion! We are laying the groundwork for greater international presence, more style offerings, and a wider range size offerings.

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What is the ideal Smash Shoes woman?

Ladies who love to look great but wear extended sizes who can’t always find the styles she’s looking for. She seeks footwear to compliment her already fashionable, contemporary style.

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Anything else you want to tell our readers?​

You are our inspiration! Keep posting your fly pics – it fuels our designs and helps us anticipate your style needs. – Smash Shoes

Be sure to add Smash Shoes to your social networks @SmashShoes and check them out online: http://www.Smashshoes.com

First Thoughts on Lifetime TV’s: The Tallest Virgin in the World

Today I finally got to watch the first episode of fellow tall blogger’s – Tall Swag – Lifetime TV reality series – The Tallest Virgin in the World!

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The pilot started with 6’6″ Alicia Jay aka Tall Swag heading to my lovely city Washington, DC to visit Helen Pappas at Talltique – a boutique exclusively for tall women (see me review of Talltique). There Alicia meets and befriends 6’4″ boutique owner, Helen, and her 6’6″ bestfriend Sydney and reveals to them that she is 33 and a virgin, much to their surprise. The girls then embark on a quest to find Alicia a hot date in the city.

As a 6 foot woman you can call me biased but I loved the show! It was awesome to see gorgeous tall women out there representing us in a real light. Normally when you hear of tall women people think of glamorous supermodels strutting Victoria’s Secret catwalks – PSHHHHH –  I wish that was my reality! The truth is, most models are 5’7″-5’9″ and most of us tall women have to deal with the trials and tribulations of finding clothing that fits, dating and just adjusting to a world where women above 5’10” are some kind of weird anomaly.

The Tallest Virgin in the World covers all of those things, with funny but relatable scenes such as Alicia not being able to sit comfortably on her flight (airplane manufacturers please suck it) to her squeezing into the ridiculously tiny economy rental car (again, who designs these stuff?!?).

The dating scene with the guy’s eyes bulging out of his head as Alicia gets up out of her chair, and he realizes that he is about a foot shorter than she, was a scenario that I think every tall girl has gone through and made me laugh and shake my head in mutual disdain of the guy at the same time.

Alicia’s character is very approachable and you can’t help but root for our protagonist in her journey in finding true love.

I loved the show and I hope to get to know more of Alicia as we see her character develop in the series. I will be tuning in every week and rooting for her to find her soulmate and finally get her groove on! You should too!

Don’t forget to tune in WEDNESDAY on Lifetime at 11/10c.

Team Tall !

DC Tall Bloggers First Ever Tall Ladies Brunch – The Leggy Luncheon

This Saturday, myself and fellow DC tall bloggers The Junoesque and Tallook hosted DC’s first ever tall ladies brunch – The Leggy Luncheon at Cava Mezze in Washington DC.

Gorgeous tall ladies from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia braved the weather to share in our fellow Glamazoness and it was simply fabulous! We brunched on tasty Mediterranean eats by Cava Mezze and shared stories about the joys and downright hilarious scenarios that occur as tall women.

The stunning group of ladies ranged from 5’10” to 6’6″ and had a variety of career backgrounds.

Attendees were gifted with goodie bags filled with awesome gift cards and coupons from tall women’s brands – Long Tall Sally, Smash Shoes, Shoes of Prey and Talltique

Door prizes were also provided by our very own tall bloggers The Junoesque who produced stunning digital prints in the tall woman’s favorite spirit creature – the giraffe 🙂  – and by Tallook who provided awesome custom designed light switch plates and jewelry available on her Etsy store.

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Fifi from Fai’s Closet accepting her door prize custom made by The Junoesque
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LaToya accepts her door prize from Custom Shoe Designer – Shoes of Prey

 

Long Tall Sally US

Long Tall Sally provided gift cards to all event attendees and with their new high summer collection launching today those cards will be going to use immediately!

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 is the world’s largest retailer of tall ladies fashion with over 30 years of practice they know how to make sure each garment fits beautifully on all shapes and sizes with trousers and jeans styles in a 34″-38″ leg length. Their accompanying range of footwear is also carefully designed for larger sized feet and they carry a fantastic range of fashion forward brands.

My mint biker jacket that I wore to the brunch was by Long Tall Sally and as you can see  it was not only chic but also long in length!

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smash shoesSmash Shoes provided a 25% off coupon to all attendees and there are plenty of fabulous heels, boots, sandals and flats in Size 10 to Size 13 for attendees to choose from!

Smash Shoes is a reliable and respected shoe line with young, vibrant, bold and contemporary styles. They cater to the woman who does not allow her shoe size to limit her style. She doesn’t reduce herself to wearing just kitten heels and flats. In fact, she embraces shoes with high heels despite her shoe size and her height.

Smash Shoes seeks to parallel the shopping experiences of women who wear standard sizes and women who wear extended sizes. They certainly to put the excitement back in shoe shopping!

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Smash Shoes colorful heels in sizes 10 – 13 – Perfect for Summer!

 

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Talltique provided gifts and a 15% off coupon to attendees and also just launched their summer collection!

Talltique has been revolutionizing the tall ladies shopping experiences since 2012 and specializes in providing stylish and high-quality garments that are specially tailored to fit the frames of women 6’0″ and over. They carry dresses, maxi skirts, loungewear, business suits and everything in between in lengths that are longer than those even carried in tall stores making not only an ideal brand for tall girls and women but also those women 6’2″ and up who are exceptionally vertically gifted.

I wore Talltique White Yoga Jeans to the brunch and I can testify that these are the most comfortable jeans I have ever owned! With a 38″ inseam that was more than enough for my 6 foot tall frame.

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Talltique Sydney Tall Maxi Skirt on 6’4″ model. Yes it sweeps the floor! #tallgirlheaven

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Shoes of Prey provided a door prize for a custom made pair of shoes to a lucky attendee.

Shoes of Prey is a website where you can design your own shoes. The process is easy and fun: you choose the shape, colour and size of your shoes; we custom make them to your specifications and ship anywhere in the world in around four weeks.

The result: you’ll never wish your shoes had a lower or higher heel, came in another colour, or had more or less embellishment. You’ll never see the same pair on anyone else. And you’ll never walk home with your heels in your hands again.

The Leggy Luncheon was a hit and I truly enjoyed the company of these gorgeous ladies. I can’t wait for our next event this summer!

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Tall Fashionista of the Week – Nica

The Tall Muse welcomes back the Tall Fashionista of the Week which showcases the personal style of tall fashion forward women who are 5’9 and up.

Our Tall Fashionista of the Week is the simply stunning – Nica – from Las Vegas, NV!

What is your height?

I’m 5’10 1/2 without heels; yes I have to be very specific people think I’m taller because I’m normally rocking heels.

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Tell us about yourself? 

I’m 23 years old from Las Vegas,NV. I’ve been modeling for 7 years; Im also a licensed cosmetologist where I’ve worked on video and fashion show sets doing hair and make up. My passion for fashion quickly emerged from doing the hair to doing the fashion styling for events.

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I’ve always wanted to open up my own clothing boutique since as long as I could remember and this year I launched my first website. It showcases my styling skills and every outfit I post is available for purchase at a reasonable prices.Being a stylist has connected me to designers in the industry where I was able to see exactly what type of clothing I wanted to sell to my customers. I’ve always loved water but also loved going out and dressing up, so Bikinis and Dresses are my forte . My style is a mix between City Chic and Eccentric Bohemian, I either where all black or bright vibrant colors.

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What are your favorite places to shop?

I love shopping at unique boutiques or flea markets, I love one of a kind pieces. I love going to the LA fashion District for unique finds. Buffalo Exchange is also a great store for unique pieces.

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What fashion or beauty tips can you provide to other tall women?

The number one tip I can provide other Tall Women is advice my Mom has always told me… “Stand Up Straight!”

Growing up tall I had a tendency to slouch when I was hanging out with my shorter friends. I hated it when my mom would point it out in front of people, I didn’t see a issue. Looking back now I’m grateful she was always on me about standing up straight it shows confidence and looks attractive to be tall and proud. Also for fashion advice, Don’t Settle with what your department store has to offer search online for places that carry longer inseams high waters don’t look attractive on anyone especially tall women. Search for the perfect fit ,you will find it!

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What life advice would you give to tall girls, teens and women out there?

Tall Women everywhere girls, teens, and women. Don’t let others tell you anything about your height. You’re too Tall for this or that. People who say negative comments on your height are insecure themselves. Everything will flow naturally finding the right clothing, finding a love interest who doesn’t comment on your height just sees how beautiful you are. Everything you want you can achieve once you own your height and love yourself. You where meant to stand out so be great and Stand up straight!

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To see more Nica follow her on Instagram @fashionnica and visit her website http://www.fashionnica.com

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