I’m not exactly sure how this came to be, but here I am. I’M BACK!…and for a Nordy Sale post, of all things. There must be something wrong with me or Shana is a sly, sly fox. One of the two…? (leaning towards the latter).
Truthfully, I was flipping through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog a few weeks ago and realized that I really, really miss having a space where I can express myself through style…and I miss all of you. So, when S texted me and told me, “THE TALL READERS NEED YOU, CAMS”, I basically had a knee jerk reaction and replied, “I’M HERE. I’LL DO IT”. The words seemingly typed themselves out on my phone. As I watched my fingers press ‘send’, I thought…welp. That hiatus lasted long! haha.
That said…hi! Hello. HEY. I am diving back in (well, more so dipping my toes veryyyy slowly back in), ready to cover all of the pieces from the big #NSale that work for us tall gals. Let’s get into it…
The Fall Cardi Of My Dreams
One of my favorite sweaters this past winter was a pullover navy cashmere sweater. I would wash it in the normal washer and then lay it out to dry…and it just seemed to get cozier and more comfy every time! I had always debated on whether to spend the $$ on cashmere (before the navy pullover), because…sorry. I can’t do the dry cleaner every. flippin. time. I. wear. something. Well, I now know I can take a chance on the cash-mere and not have to deal with that. So, when I saw this long cardigan I had to try it on. It’s beautiful, soft and makes me want to curl up in the cozy chair in our bedroom with a good book. FYI: washing cashmere does change it. In my experience, it makes it fluffier…and sometimes I have to use a lint roller to get any random stuff off of it.
TOP: cardigan, s | turtleneck, s (similar option) | jeans, 27 | booties, 9.5 (similar)
BOTTOM LEFT: cardigan, s | dress, TTS | shoes, TTS
BOTTOM RIGHT: cardigan, s | jeans, 2 (go down one size) | shoes, TTS
A Happy Color Clash: Purple & Pink
The color of this skirt reminded me of a pink Chanel suit set on the Spring runway this year, so when I then saw it styled with a purple sweater in the #nsale catalog…I could only do one thing – shamelessly copy the look! Obviously. It’s bold, fun and something a bit different (which I love). BTW: I am 5’10 and it hits me at right about mid-shin. I’d wear it with a heeled bootie and, since I am rather tall, a pointy flat works really nice with it.
LEFT: sweater (similar color) | skirt, 6 (fits like 2-4) | booties (similar)
RIGHT: sweater (similar) | skirt, 6 | shoes, TTS
The Good American Flares I HAD To Try
Everyone was trying these on, so I had to too. Duh. Well, so haha. I had hoped they would be a tad longer (ya know, touch the ground), but ooooo the plight of the tall gal some times. I did like the feel of them, though! Very comfortable and stretchy. The length wasn’t TERRIBLE on me, but I’d prefer them to be an inch longer, so if you are about 5’9…I think you’d be golden in these flares.
TOP: top, s | jeans, 2 (go down 1 size) | shoes, TTS
BOTTOM: jacket, s | top, s | jeans, 2 (go down 1 size) | shoes , TTS
Yep, I Still Like Low-Rise Jeans
In fact, my husband swears that they are making a come back (much to his excitement), which I have vehemently disagreed with him on. However, I think he may actually be right. Is the Age of The Glorious High Rise coming to an end? Anyways, let’s not lose our heads at this point. The high waist is still here. However, that said…I always have and still do love a good low-rise jean. ESPECIALLY when it’s more of a cropped boyfriend-ish style. Being on the tall side, I don’t usually have a lot of cuffing going on…but I make up for my jean cuff deficiency by doing the opposite and unrolling them completely. I am then given more of an Audrey Hepburn look that, by the way, looks bangin’ with a cute flat.
LEFT: top, s | jeans, 27 (similar option) | shoes, TTS | bag
RIGHT: top, s | jeans, 27 (similar option) | shoes, TTS | bag
A Serious Case For The Fall Denim Mini
I wasn’t too sure about this skirt when I added it to my cart, because sometimes I feel like I’ve grown out of the whole mini skirt phase of life…even though I don’t believe in confines determined by age, BUT STILL. Anyone else not sure whether they are trying to look too young? Ya know what I mean? Well, I was thinking that I would, but I then tried it on with the boots. Oh, yes! I realized that this is a very comfortable way to wear a mini. Also, it looks really good with…well, any top. Mama can get down with this. ps. It’s also stretchy and not constricting at all. A plus!
TOP LEFT: coat, s | tee, s (similar) | skirt, 27 | boots, 9.5 | bag
TOP RIGHT: top, s (similar) | skirt, 27 | boots, 9.5
BOTTOM LEFT: blazer, s | turtleneck, s | skirt, 27 | boots, 9.5 | bag
BOTTOM RIGHT: hoodie, s | skirt, 27 | boots, 9.5
Daily Uniform: These Cool, Oversized Sweatshirts
I am calling both of these sweatshirts my Throw-On-For-School-Drop-Off-Shwag. They’re comfortable, a bit slouchy and, even with them being decidedly casual, they are cool and can be mixed in with non-casual pieces (if you do so choose). Both TTS, by the way.
TOP LEFT: sweatshirt, s | jeans, 28 | sandals, 9.5
TOP RIGHT: sweatshirt, s | dress, 6
BOTTOM: sweatshirt, 6 | jeans, 27 | sneakers, 9.5
Get Yourself A Cute Fall Jacket
If you find yourself looking for an easy way to make an outfit more interesting, consider a cute, no-fuss jacket — one that you can simply throw on with whatever on a daily basis. Both TTS. Be sure to go by the US sizing for the blazer.
TOP: blazer, s | dress, 6 | shoes, 9.5 (similar)
BOTTOM LEFT: coat, s | dress, 6 | bag
BOTTOM RIGHT: coat, s | turtleneck, s | jeans, 27
…Also Get Yourself THIS Raincoat
I found this amazing trench and all was right with the world. It’s just so good. I like how it instantly made these two outfits look incredibly fun and different. I am always looking for pieces that pack a punch and this one does that! TTS. If I had gotten my wide-leg jeans in time, I would totally have worn it with those, too.
LEFT: trench, s | dress, s | boots, 9.5
RIGHT: trench, s | turtleneck, s | jeans, 27 | shoes, 9.5 (similar)
These are the dresses for all of you tall ladies out there. You want one of these dresses. One of the issues I run into is that shorter dresses that look great on shorter gals…are simply too short for me. I find myself pulling on them the entire time I am wearing them. Not always worth it. So, I turn to midis! All five of these midis are great options. TTS. I’d wear these casually with flats or style them up for something more dressy.
MIDDLE LEFT: dress, s | boots, 9.5
MIDDLE RIGHT: dress, 6 | bag | boots, 9.5
BOTTOM LEFT: dress, 6 | bag | sandals, 9.5
BOTTOM RIGHT: dress, 6 | shoes, 9.5 (similar)
An Unexpectedly Versatile Side-Button Skirt
The length of this side-button skirt allowed me to feel more free to play around a bit. I unbuttoned it a bit, to give me a cheeky leg slit…and then knowing that sometimes I just want to wear a slouchy sweater up top and keep it more covered for cooler weather…I kept it buttoned up. Both ways are equally cute! BTW: I’d also wear it with a loafer, styled with the same tops (see boutique below).
TOP: tee, s (similar) | skirt, 4 | boots, 9.5
BOTTOM LEFT: top, s | skirt, 4 | boots, 9.5
BOTTOM RIGHT: sweater, s | skirt, 4 | boots, 9.5
Tall-Girl Denim Part I: Raw Hem, Kick-Crops
I wasn’t sure that these FRAME jeans would fit me well, considering that I am 5’10 and jean lengths can get tricky for me. Well, so these kick-crops happen to my favorite jean I tried on! Now, yes…they do hit about 2 in above my ankle, give or take, but I actually like that look a lot. Also, if I had had booties to try on with them…I know that it would be another great look (and would cover up that space a tad more). Either way, GREAT JEAN. Stretchy, comfortable and pretty TTS. You could possibly consider going up one size, but I don’t know that that’s necessary. I thought they were going to be way too small when I pulled them out of the box, but the stretch proved me wrong. They fit perfectly.
TOP: tee, s (similar) | jeans, 27 | sandals, 9.5
BOTTOM: coat, s | turtleneck, s | jeans, 27 | shoes, 9.5
Tall-Girl Denim Part II: Light-Wash Straight Legs
These were my other favorites, after the kick-crop. TTS, nice stretch, cute little slit hem on the side. I’d wear these every day with whatever top I have on hand. I’d wear these with flats or a white or lighter colored bootie!
Tall-Girl Denim Part III: Dark Wash Skinnies That Go With EVERYTHING
I like these jeans a lot — the wash, style and slit hem, but almost felt like I could have gone down one size. They didn’t fit my bum perfectly. Not a bad fit, but just a tiny bit of room there. If I was a bit more voluptuous in the upper thigh and bum area, I think they would have been absolutely amazing. FYI: great with a pointy-toed flat!
top, s | jeans, 27 | shoes, 9.5 | coat, s | bag
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