Breast Cancer Awareness Products 2014

October is breast cancer awareness month.  We all know someone that has been affected by this terrible disease.  My aunt Faye died of breast cancer at the age of 50.  I was around 10 year old when she passed, but I remember how she was a mentor to many teen girls. She fought the battle for 5 years and did it with courage and a smile on her face.  It left a lasting impression on me. I often wonder if she was alive now if she could have beat the disease with all the modern treatment advances. But, there is still more research to be done.

Many brands donate a portion of their proceeds when you buy select products. We can make a difference this month by purchasing products that donate a portion of their proceeds back to breast cancer research.  Here are some products that fund the fight. (It may take a few seconds to load.)

yoplait yogurt breast cancer awareness

Save your Yoplait yogurt lids and enter the codes on the lids here and choose the charity that you want to support. Yoplait has donated millions over the years for breast cancer research.

Leave a comment with any other products you find that support the fight against breast cancer.

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5 Hats for Big and Tall Guys

Every time the weather heats up, I get a few requests for help in finding hats for big and tall guys.  As a woman with a head that’s bigger than most, I know how it hurts to wear hats that squeeze my head.  Mr. Tall has a big head too, so we match! “Head move, now!” Do you remember that movie?  Yep, that’s probably us.   Anyway, we’d look dumb if we had a little head on top of our tall bodies, so it’s all proportional people! 🙂 Here’s my top 5 picks in big and tall hats:

ralph lauren big and tall baseball cap

Ralph Lauren big and tall baseball cap available in 3 colors. Currently on sale.
safari big and tall hat
adidas big and tall baseball cap
big and tall hat panama
polo ralph lauren big and tall hat
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Cool & Rugged Tall Mens Outfit

This mens tall outfit oozes with masculinity! When I saw this handsome sherpa jacket, I had to create an outfit around it.  The jacket is lined with warm sherpa to keep the cold out, but the cool factor in! I’ve paired it a tan corduroy shirt, jeans and Chukka boots. The ladies are going to like the attention to detail on this outfit!

big and tall outfit rugged cool

  Western Tall Corduroy Shirt.   Vintage Bonded Tall Sherpa Jacket.

Rock Revival Jeans – up to 38″ inseam. Tulliani Sueded Cow Hide Belt – waists 38″ -60″. Ugg Australia Chukka Boots to size 15.

You may also want to check out these leather jackets.

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Mens Tall Cobalt Blue

Cobalt blue is one of the trendy colors for Fall. I’m finding it everywhere and I love this bright hue! Mix it with gray, tan and I’m seeing it mixed often with black.  Here’s a roundup of mens tall cobalt blue clothing and accessories:

tall cobalt blue trend

Row 1:  Ralph Lauren-  Tall Cobalt Vest LT – 4XLT.  Gap – Cobalt Blue T-Shirt MT – 3XLT.  Banana Republic – Bold Check Wool Scarf .

Row 2:  Rochester – Robert Graham Tall Plaid Shirt XLT – 4XLT.  Eddie Bauer – Hangfire Tall Jacket MT- 2XLT.  Macy’s – Big & Tall Cobalt Blue Polo Shirt LT-5XLT.

Row 3:  Destination XL – Converse Hi Tops – to size 17.  Nordstrom  – Tall Cashmere Sweater LT-2XLT.  Express Tall Plaid Shirt MT- 2XLT.

Happy Monday!

krista tall clothing mall

Camo Craze For Men

Have you seen all the camo lately?!  I’ve always loved the military trend and this direct interpretation of it is a clear winner.  Pair with neutrals (black, grey, beige), bright colors, or chambray.  The only rule? No camo on camo. (I’m sure you know better; it just makes me feel better to say it).  I’m always careful with trends like this to make sure I don’t look like I’m wearing a costume or dressing in theme.  But a small dose of the trend can be a fun way to change up your typical look and keep current. And actually a guy in camo isn’t even that much of a risk!  Even still I included accessories in the print if you want to try it in smaller doses.  Enjoy!

camo for men

Tall Camo Pant (Slim Fit).

Athletic Puffer Tall Vest.

Men’s Belted Straight Leg Tall Cargo Pants.

Signature Camo Pique Tall Polo.

Aiden Slim Fit Tall Camo Pants.

camo accessories

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Grapeleaf Camo. Up to size 16.

Military Messenger Bag.

Bertucci A-2T Titanium Vintage Marine Green Watch.

Camo Silk Skinny Tie.

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Sleeping Bags for Tall People

It’s Summer and it’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. We love camping – but I’m not a rough-it kind of girl. Thankfully our Winnebago keeps me comfy enough and safe. I grew up as a farm girl and I feel like I’ve earned my right to camp in style.  Okay, I admit it I’m a wimp!

The only thing worse than rainy camping weather is climbing into a short sleeping bag. You have the struggle between straightening your legs and having half of your shoulders exposed, or bending your legs (if they all fit in the sides) to keep your neck and face warm.  So, I’m hear to offer you solutions so your feet don’t poke a hole out of the end of your sleeping bag.

 

Sleeping Bags in Longer Lengths:




Enjoy the outdoors! I hope you get to go somewhere fabulous. I would love to hear about your adventures.

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Warm Weather Accessories for Men and Women

This morning I took my girls to the beach and it got me thinking about summer must have accessories.  Whether you’re running around town doing errands, going to a BBQ with friends, or carting your kids to the pool, here are a few items you’ll definitely want to have.  While not exactly comprehensive, here’s a partial spring/summer checklist for you:

For Men:

men accessories

Shades. Check. Tifosi Optics Torrent Midnight Blue/Smoke Blue.

Bag. Check. Hex Laptop Duffel. (Obviously filled with sunscreen, a bottle of water, a snack, lip balm, baby care stuff (if applicable), and other necessities).

Comfy flip flops. Check. Reef Marbea. Up to size 15.

Hat. Check. The North Face Horizon Hat.

For Women:

women's accessories

Shades: Calvin Klein Ultra Sheer Infinity Scarf.

Lightweight scarf: Steve Madden Round Sunglasses.

Comfy flip flops: Crocs Retro Flip Flop. Up to size 15.

Tote: Mossimo Straw Tote – Black/Cream

Hat: San Diego Hat  Company Paper Braid Wide Brim Fedora.

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Chambray for Him

I’ve mentioned quite a few times that I love chambray.  So you can imagine my delight as I’ve stumbled upon a few options for men…and TALL men at that!  I realize this might be a bit of a risk for some of you.  But trust me when I say, you will look great rocking this trend.  Not sure how to wear it?  Try it with khakis or even darker denim.  Most men don’t own colored denim (and I am not suggesting you run out and get a pair), but if you do, chambray + colored denim never gets old. Feeling a bit scared to try it?  Why not try it just with shoes or a tie? White shirt + Khakis + Chambray kicks OR white button down + chambray tie + khakis= laid back guy style.  Just keep everything else simple and go for it. Here are a few pieces to consider:

gapchambraystriped chambray shoe chambray shorts chambray tie

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Row 1: 1969 striped chambray utility shirt in indigo stripe (Tall).  DC Studio TX SE. Up to size 14.

Row 2: Chambray Short. 11 inch inseam. Chambray Skinny Tie.

Row 3: 1969 Chambray Shirt (Tall). Men’s Straw Fedora in Chambray. 

My favorite is the classic chambray shirt in the third row.  What’s yours?

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Must Have Accessories for Men Part II

I mentioned in Part I that I had five more awesome accessories to put on your “must have” list.  I lied- I have six.  You’re welcome 😉  So now that you’ve ordered your new (or updated your old) hat, shades, tie, tie bar, and watch, here are a few more items to acquire:

(and in case you didn’t see Part I, I’ve included my inspiration image again)
accessories for tall men
Fun SocksPolo Ralph Lauren Men’s Argyle Socks– So they aren’t quite as “fun” as the guy in my inspirational image but seriously this guy is having a bit too much fun!  I thought I’d choose something a bit more classic but still interesting.  Plus I have too many pairs of argyle socks to count.  I can’t get enough.
Leather BeltMen’s Tumbled Dark Brown Leather Belt– There is something about a leather belt…They just get better with age. This one is casual but could be appropriate for ‘business casual’ as well.  Even though it’s pretty classic something about it seems trendy.
Pocket SquaresClub Room Pocket Square, Silk Plaid Pocket Square– I’m not gonna lie; the thought of handkerchiefs kind of grosses me out.  BUT I followed ‘fun guy’s lead and decided to go with it. I am in the baby/toddler phase with my kids and always have a burp cloth on hand.  This is just a grown up’s burp cloth.  Now that I think of it, it sounds super convenient.
BagOLD LEATHER COLLECTION – MESSENGER BAG – I am salivating at this bag.  I’ve said before that I have no idea how men don’t carry purses.  I’m sure you guys think it’s silly but sometimes I look at my husband with his keys and wallet bulging out of his pockets and think, “just get a man’s purse,will ya?!”  This bag is so classy and the leather just oozes more character the longer you have it.
Grenson ShoesRockport Almartin Oxfords or Rockport – Proper Place Almartin (Chili Leather) – Don’t be afraid of the name. It’s just a fancy name for oxfords.  The first pair is most similar to fun guy’s but of course they only come in sizes up to 13. But this “chili” pair is a close 2nd and comes in sizes up to 16.  That’s more like it right?
So did I miss any must have accessories? Feel free to share those you can’t live without in the comment section below.

Must Have Accessories for Men (Part I of II)

I’m always talking about how fashion for tall men and women isn’t exactly cutting edge.  Most retailers only choose the ‘safest’ items to manufacture/sell in tall sizes. We are such a niche market that it can be tough to find current trends and styles in our size.  If we don’t put forth effort it becomes very easy to look plain and drab.  One solution to the issue is to use accessories to differentiate ourselves and show a sense of personal style.  I preach this to women all the time but when it comes to men, I think I’ve dropped the ball!  When I think of accessorizing I don’t think of men.  My husband went through a bracelet (really, a leather cuff) and necklace phase a while ago but I’m pretty sure he’s ashamed of himself now (don’t tell him I told you).  So what accessories can men wear without feeling foolish or looking like they’re trying a little too hard?  I came across this image at GQ:

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The article was about accessories for men.  Now upon first glance you probably think he looks a bit silly.  So do I!  BUT I think there is some validity to point: guys can accessorize too!  I’m no fashion editor at GQ but I am going to go out on a limb and say my picks are a bit more wearable and affordable for the average man.  And if you missed my point earlier, I’ll say it clearly: use caution when accessorizing.  I have no idea where this guy is going but I’d recommend not wearing all of these accessories together!
1. HatStraw Fedora Hat. I chose a fedora because it’s one of those items that both old and young alike can get away with.  I liked the open weave as well.  I would have chosen a baseball cap.  But I kind of assumed you already own one of those. 😉
2. ShadesLacoste Shield Aviator Sunglasses.  Aviators are cool.  But this pair isn’t as I-wish-I-was-Tom-Cruise-in-Top-Gun-ish.
3. TieNordstrom Woven Silk Tie.  This tie comes in extra long–perfect for your long torso.  I love the classic colors of blue and green but a few shades lighter.  Perfect for Summer.
4. Tie BarCufflinks New England Patriots Tie Bar.  OK so I was kind of having fun with this one. I’d actually recommend if you have only one tie bar, it not be a sports themed one.  But I live in New Hampshire and couldn’t resist!
5. WatchToy Watch Mens Me15pw Silver Steel Strap Watch. Not much to say about this one besides I LOVE it.  It’s sort of patina and can go with black or brown.  It’s classy, sporty, and stylish all at the same time.  And can a watch be sexy?  If so, add that adjective to the list.
What accessories can’t you live without?  Stay tuned for 5 more must have accessories in Part II.