Archives for November 2009

Black Friday Sales Have Started

Many of the Black Friday Sales have already started, so be sure to check out our sales sections for all of the best deals. We will continue to update them all weekend and will include Cyber Monday Sales as the sales start.

Diary of a Tall Fashionista: Tall Cords for Tall Women

By Tiffany DeLangie – Tall Fashion Writer for Tall Clothing Mall

I remember when corduroy was in And then it was out And then it was back in again. Well now I feel its ok to admit, I never stopped loving it (I know, how convenient right?) Now is a good time to love cords. While it’s still difficult to find tall clothes, I’d say behind tall jeans, tall cords are becoming increasingly easy to find in a plethora of price ranges and fits. Not only are tall cords easier to find now, but also easier to wear when remembering a few tips.

First, think of tall cords as an alternative to jeans. Sometimes we put ourselves into a box when we think dress pants or jeans are our only options. In the fall and winter, tall cords are an option as well. In addition to being an alternative to jeans, you can compare the fit and style to jeans also. Tall cords typically come in boot cut, and lately can be found in flared, skinny, and wide leg silhouettes as well. You can find a low rise or a mid rise. (I’m sure if you look hard enough you can find a high rise but that is a bit too 80s for me…at least right now; can’t say I won’t succumb to the fashion pressure at some point). Secondly, as a tall woman, you can get away with almost any fit but keep in mind the look you are going for and your figure flaws and strengths. If you are especially curvy, you may want a mid rise with a straight leg. If you are tall and thin, flared or skinny work well. If you are plus sized,a mid rise with a wide leg, straight leg, or boot cut will work. These are just suggestions. If you’ve read my other articles you know I am mostly anti hard and fast rules in fashion. I think too often we limit ourselves and our personal style based on some arbitrary rule someone told us once. So use your judgment and try on different shapes and styles to see what Banana Republic's Classic skinny tall corduroy pantsworks best. Lastly, in terms of what to pair with tall cords, again think of denim as an example of what to pair with tall cords, again think of denim as an example. You can wear them with sweaters, a snug fitting turtleneck, a blazer or cardigan, or a plaid button down. Opportunities to dress them up or down, abound.There are also different fabrics you can choose from such as fine whaled corduroys (on the dressier side) or wider whaled that lend themselves to a more casual look. If you’re going for a preppy look, which tall cords often lend them to; pair it with an argyle sweater. Or if you like the punk look, thanks to tall skinny cords that can be achieved also.

The one thing I’d caution you on is that cords can look very…outfit-y (I think my husband made up that word, but I love the impression it gives). What I mean is, if you wear them with tortoise shell glasses and a turtleneck and oxfords they give off a very specific almost constum-ish look. Gap's Real straight tall cords If you’re ok with that and can pull it off (i.e. you look like you did it on purpose or you look like a supermodel) go for it. happen to read that sentence and think that outfit sounds rather cute. However, if you will look back on the ensemble later and think “What was I thinking?”—moments I have totally had– then spare yourself what I call outfit remorse.

Tall cords are a nice staple that can carry you through fall and winter so investing in a good pair is worth it. Have fun with them– Find the pair that works best for you and then buy two or three in various fall shades. Now if only overalls would come back into style…

Visit Tall Clothing Mall’s section of women’s tall cords.

Amazon’s Black Friday Sale Starts Today

Retailers are offering some of the best sales early this year. Amazon starts their Black Friday sales today! New deals will be added daily, so be sure to check back often. You’ll be able to finishing your shopping early, and save lots of money too! Be sure to check out our sale section for the best holiday sales and Black Friday Sales.

Holiday Free Shipping

Get free shipping on all orders of $50 or more at Gap.com, Banana Republic.com, Athleta.com, and Old Navy.com. All of these stores allow you to put items in the same shopping cart. The discount is automatic on orders placed by December 15th.
In addition, you can combine this offer with the following coupon offers, but they are specific for each store only:

Save 25% off full priced items at Gap.com with coupon code “GIFT123” ends Nov 22, 2009.

At Old Navy.com save 15% off $75 or 20% off $100 or more with code “ONSAVE15” ends Nov 23, 2009.

Tall Clothing on a Budget

Everyone loves a bargain – especially me. My Mother was the ultimate bargain hunter! My Father was a policeman and my mom a stay-at-home Mom. Money was always tight. My mother was mastermind when it came to finding bargains. She had no other choice. We would sometimes arrive at stores early, scout out the best finds and then wait for the time to arrive when the extra percentage off sales occured.
As I am now a Mother and a tall woman, finding bargains in tall clothing has been more difficult, but still doable. Most tall clothing in not found instores, but online only. I actually find this as a plus as I can make more efficient use of my time, by shopping online and having them delivered directly to me. I love to find bargains, hence the reason why I love to update the tall clothing sale pages.

There are many tall clothing outlets.

Women’s Tall Tuxedo Pants

I love this pair of women’s tall tuxedo pant from Banana Republic and apparently so does everyone else as sizes are selling out fast. They look so festive for the holidays! Made of a luxurious blend of soft wool and mohair, they are also decked out in festive satin-trim and a cumberband-inspired waistband. Make sure you dry clean these babies.

Women’s Custom Made Clothing + Free Jewelry

From now until Christmas, orders of $90 or more at eShakti’s women’s custom clothing will qualify for a free piece of jewelry or accessories worth around $25. And for orders over $180, you get an additional, different, new free jewelry or accessory worth over $30.
We think eShakti is one of the best options for tall women’s clothing or plus size clothing. Being able to get affordable custom made clothing in our size is one of the best secret weapons to help us dress our best!
Be sure to check our their new Merino wool sweater collection. They have a really fast turn around time, with items shipped 3 days after your order!

Men’s Winter Boots

It’s time to purchase some men’s winter boots. We thought we’d give you a rundown on our top 5 men’s winter boots available in larger sizes.

ECCO Track II Moc High 1954 (Men's) - Bison/Bison Leather/Oiled Nubuck
ECCO Track II Moc High 1954
available to size 14.5 with great waterproofing and comfy with high reviews.

Timberland Direct Attach 6

Timberland Direct Attach 6″ Soft Toe

available to size 15. Nice insulated work boot with watertight seal.

Danner Desert TFX Rough Out GTX 8
Danner Desert TFX Rough Out GTX 8″
available to size 15, ultra comfy and long lasting.

Columbia - Bugaboot Omni-Tech (Black/Light Grey) - Footwear

Columbia – Bugaboot Omni-Tech

available to size 17. Stylish and always popular and can withstand sub zero temps.

Sorel - Caribou (Bruno) - Footwear

Sorel – Caribou available to size 17. Rated to -40 degrees. They have a removable felt inner boot.
Be sure to check out our men’s large size shoe page for current coupons and discounts.

Nordstrom Half -Yearly Sale

nordstrom sale 7 for all mankind jeans 35 inseam

Today marks the start of the Nordstorm half-yearly sale for women and kids. This includes nice markdowns on some of the top designer brands. Plus, get free shipping on orders of $100 or more with code “HOLIDAY09”. Sale ends Nov 15, 2009. We’ve gone through and found you some of the top deals for tall women:

We have done the hard work for you of sorting through 71 sale pages to find longer length clothing on sale, see the entire list that we recommend on our sale page.

Women’s Dressy Tall Evening Tops

Women's tall: Tall silk lace-print top - Black combo

We just updated our special section of women’s dressy tall evening tops as part of “The Big List of Women’s Tall Clothing Basics.” These are tall tops that can be worn alone or under a jacket or blazer. Just in time for the holiday season, this will be your go to blouse for special occasions. We recommend one with short sleeves as you will get more mileage out of it. Your dressy evening top can be worn to weddings, social occasions, business meetings and more. Pick a classic style that can be worn for years to come.