Archives for May 2015

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Tall Guys

Father’s Day is fast approaching.  Don’t forget to plan ahead as you don’t want to disappoint your Dad. Today we’ve rounded up our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas for tall guys.

Get more ideas at our men’s tall mall.

krista owner tall clothing mall

Womens Floral Shoes

I have come across so many gorgeous floral shoes this season and I want them all! I envision these shoes are the finishing touch to a solid colored pair of pants, dress or skirt.  They become the star of the show. Pair them with a neutral handbag.  Don’t they just make you smile?
womens floral shoes

Floral Fold-Up Flats.  Floral Leather Uppers.  Floral Lace Slingbacks.   Floral Strap Sandal.

Cork Wedge Sandals.   Floral Wedge.  Blue Floral Pumps.  Poppy Blossom Pumps

View more shoe trends here.

krista owner tall clothing mall

Memorial Day Sales 2015

It’s time to shop the Memorial Day Sales!  Get bargains on tall clothing, shoes, accessories and more.  Our sale section is loaded with something for everyone.  We’ll be updating the deals all weekend, so be sure to check back often.

memorial day sales on tall clothing

Ralph Lauren New Summer Big and Tall Items

Ralph Lauren has just added lots of new Summer big and tall items.  Here are some of my favorites:

 

Also save an extra 30% off big and tall items during the Ralph Lauren Memorial Day Sale when you use code RLMEM15. Ends 5/26. You can sort the items by sizes.

krista owner tall clothing mall

 

Steals and Splurges: Womens Tall Blazers

I discovered the wonderful world of blazers a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find how versatile they are.  Tall blazers are truly the perfect layering piece since they can be paired with dresses, skirts, pants, jeans, capris and even shorts.  Adding a blazer to an outfit is an easy and quick way to look more “put together” and also has the practical benefit of keeping you warm.

I’ve realized that blazers aren’t just for cooler months.  A lot of offices, shops and restaurants have the air conditioning cranked up during the warmer spring and summer months, so I always try to remember to bring a blazer or light jacket with me so that I don’t freeze while I’m in the AC.  An easy way to wear your blazers in warmer weather is to roll up the sleeves especially since many blazers have fun patterns on the inside of the sleeves.  Another tip for wearing blazers in warmer months is to look for lighter fabrics such as linen.

Steals

Check out these hot deals that I found on tall blazers in a variety of sizes and colors:

A blazer in black, navy or grey is a staple for any tall woman’s wardrobe. I have all three in my closet and wear
them frequently. I love the one-button style of this blazer.

womens tall blazer blazer

Basic Tall Blazer – Up to size 20 (Colors – Black, navy, charcoal heather)

While white blazers can certainly be worn year-round, they are perfect for spring and summer.

women's tall white blazer

Tall White Blazer – (Up to size 20; Also comes in turquoise)

A bright blazer is always a good bet for spring and summer. I have a collarless blazer in a similar color, and I get
compliments on it virtually every time I wear it.

womens tall collarless jacket

Collarless Tall Blazer

The longer length of this blazer adds to its versatility and the color is oh-so-pretty.

tall boyfriend jacket

Tall Boyfriend Jacket (25% off until May 17)

A cropped blazer is perfect for layering with a longer top. Wearing a cropped blazer over a pretty dress
is also perfect so that more of the dress is visible.

tall cropped blazer

Tall Cropped Blazer in a floral pattern, chambray or khaki.

Splurges

This tall linen blazer comes in eleven fabulous colors.  I wish I could afford one of each!

tall linen blazer

Tall Linen Blazer  – 11 colors

This biker-style blazer is a bit edgier than your typical suit jacket.

tall biker blazer

Tall Biker Blazer

Light grey is a fantastic neutral color that will pair well with almost every other color or pattern.

professional tall blazer

Professional Tall Blazer

View more tall blazers here.

beth tall blogger

Casual, Cool Tall Outfit

Today’s outfit has a casual, cool vibe. You want to look great, but when comfortable is what you really want, throw on this pair of relaxed jeans. They allow enough movement without looking sloppy.  I’ve paired it with a woven tall shirt with front pockets.  The shirt is available to size 5XT.  Slip on a pair of Vans and you’re ready to take on the day in comfort.
cool tall outfit mens

Woven Tall Shirt – 4 colors.    Mavi Jeans – 34” or 36” Inseam  Classic Vans to size 16.

View more tall jeans here.

krista owner tall clothing mall

Travel Footwear for Tall Ladies Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, I have a couple of trips coming up in the next several months that will require a lot of tromping around, not just on pavement but also on slippery cobblestones, up and down long flights of stairs, through field and forest.  I think you get the idea.  One of these trips is in the heat of summer, and I will need a comfortable walking sandal that will go the distance under a variety of terrain conditions.

Here are a few sandals that I am considering based on their great reviews:

travel sandals for tall ladies

Strappy sandal – (To size 11)

comfortable travel sandals

Mephisto Sandal (To size 13 and comes in variety of colors/patterns)

leopard flip flops

Aerosoles Flip Flops (To size 12)

I typically shy away from wearing my running shoes when traveling, but I do sometimes just want to wear socks and a lace-up shoe especially if it’s raining or if I’m in a crowded area where there’s the danger of my feet getting tromped on. The solution? Sneakers! The word on the street is that fashion sneakers are all the rage this year and this is one trend I definitely plan to follow.  You don’t need to limit yourself to only wearing them with pants or shorts. I’ve seen plenty of photos of very fashionable ladies wearing sneakers with skirts and dresses too.

Here are a few sneakers that have caught my eye:

women's floral sneakers

Floral Adidas – Up to size 11

bright red sneakers

Bright Red Sneakers (Also in navy and mint; Sizes 10-13, 15)

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Classic New Balance Sneakers (Variety of colors; Up to size 12)

Do you have a favorite brand for comfort sandals or sneakers?

krista owner tall clothing mall

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Zappos is a great go-to company for last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas as they offer fast and free shipping and returns.  Below are items we hand picked for the special women in your life. Click on any items you love for more info.

krista owner tall clothing mall

Travel Footwear for Tall Ladies: Boat Shoes and Ballet Flats

Do you have any upcoming vacations plans? I do and my trips will involve a lot of walking which means I’m on the lookout for comfortable size 11 walking shoes.  As tall women, we know all too well how difficult it can be to find any shoes in a larger size, let alone a specific type of shoe.

When I think of “comfort” shoes, the first word that comes to mind is not usually “stylish”. However, I’m pleasantly surprised that I have been able to find a couple of cute, comfortable shoes that have worked well for me in my travels.

Boat Shoes 

Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes are great for traveling in unpredictable weather because they are water and stain resistant.  If you encounter a sudden pop-up shower or find yourself walking across some wet grass, your shoes will generally look just fine after they’ve dried.  I own a pair of the Sperry Angelfish boat shoes and have walked miles in them.  The footbed is well padded and supportive and the shoes feel very sturdy.  I love that Sperry boat shoes go up to a size 12 and come in a variety of fun designs. Here are a couple of pairs that caught my eye and are currently on sale:

sperry top sider boat shoes

Floral Print Boat Shoes to size 12

women's size 12 boat shoesAlso in gray or black. To size 11

Ballet Flats

Well-made ballet flats with a cushioned footbed are the perfect travel companion. I’ve had my Cole Haan ballet flats with the Nike Air technology for two years and recently walked over 4 miles in them in one day.  Even after 2 years, the shoes still look and feel great, so it seems they were a good investment.

Here is a pair of flats that are similar to mine, as well as a few other flats that have good reviews:

cole haan bow flats

Cole Haan Bow Flats to size 11

naturalizer flats for tall women

Naturalizer Ballet Flats to size 12

me too flats

Me Too Flats – to size 13, 7 colorsbarefoot tess metallic flats

Barefoot Tess Metallic Flats – up to size 15

size 12 blue ballet flats

Frye Flats to size 12, 10 colors

What I do not yet have in my walking shoe repertoire is a comfortable, supportive (and of course cute) pair of sandals.  I’m still hunting for those and will bring you my finds soon!  What shoes do you wear when you travel? Do you have a favorite “comfort” brand?

beth tall blogger

Big & Tall Personal Shopping: Short Sleeve Dress Shirts & Ties

I received a request for help from a big and tall guy.  He needs help with recommendations of some big & tall short sleeve dress shirts and co-coordinating ties.

Size:  3XLT – 4XLT, neck 20″.

This request is from a close friend of mine, so knowing his lifestyle and how busy he is, I’m also recommending wrinkle-free styles as I know he hates to iron his shirts.   Don’t we all? 🙂

big and tall short sleeve shirt

Wrinkle-Fee Relaxed Fit Tall Oxford.    Woven Silk Tie.

green tall dress shirt and tie

Green Tall Oxford. Michael Kors Extra Long Tie.

extra long big and tall shirt

Tall Plaid Shirt.   Extra Long Navy Tie.

men's tall white shirt short sleeve

 Tall White Shirt    Striped Extra Long Tie

blue striped tall short sleeve shirt

Striped Tall Shirt      Lighthouse Tie

View more short sleeve shirts here.

I hope you like these options.

krista owner tall clothing mall