Archives for September 2008

Diary of a Tall Fashionista: Large Shoe Size, Great Shoe Buys

By Tiffany DeLangie – Tall Fashion Writer for Tall Clothing Mall
My only solace that summer is over is that fall has come. And with it, ubiquitous fashion magazines boasting the season’s must haves, gotta haves, wish you had. While I generally pore over such magazines, I’m especially voracious for the shoe section. If jeans are my first love, shoes are a very close second. I won’t even admit to how many pairs I own, partly because I lost count quite some time ago. Due to my collection (“collection” sound so much nicer than “obsession” doesn’t it?!) I am always eager to read what the “experts” are saying about shoe trends and how to apply them to long legs, and let’s face it- big feet. Typically I write very favorably about our good fortune in the height department. But let’s be honest. Sometimes the price we pay is looking longingly at the size 8 section while cursing our genes, or if we are freaks of the family as I am, just cursing in general. But just because we have big feet, ahem…non petite feet, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the season’s hottest trends.

I could write a novel about the many styles, designs, trends, shapes, colors, textiles, genus, species, and families of shoes. And though it would be fascinating, I’ll spare you the delightful details. I’ll just talk about a few of my favorite styles. Now this one may be disputable, but my absolute favorite fall staple is a pair of warm, cozy, and comfortable Uggs. I’m aware that every fall, some fashion columnist deems Uggs “out.” Yet, I argue that this trend has staying power. People are still splurging on the real thing, or buying every kind of knock off known to man. So apparently their appeal has yet to wane. Next is the riding boot phenomenon. Who knew equestrian wear could be so fun? Like Uggs, I suspect there will be those who label these “so last season,” but again I beg to differ. Casual boots of all styles are a staple for your fall wardrobe.

What I appreciate most about both Uggs and riding boots are that they look great on long legs and big feet. Most women might avoid cutting the line of their legs nearly in half but we have a few inches to spare. Both of these styles also typically come in flats and large sizes. Another flattering trend for tall women is ballet flats which are showing up all over the place in fall textures like tweed, patent leather, and faux animal skins. I won’t lecture those of you who do not wear heels; I understand the temptation to avoid all the unoriginal comments about already being tall enough, not “needing” heels, the air up there, yada yada yada. Regardless, I am six feet tall and I refuse to give up heels. Um, does the word “glamazon” mean anything to you?!

For those of you who are a slightly bolder and like not only a high heel, but unexpected details, you will be pleased to find that of bows, jewels, peep-toes, updated oxfords, and retro shapes. To make your foot appear smaller try round toes, the recent “cap toe” trend, with the toe in a different color than the rest of the shoe (the caveat is these heels are typically higher), color blocks, and banded flats or Mary Jane’s. These styles break the foot into smaller parts and trick the eye. No ladies, there are no Spanx for feet. I googled it.

All advice aside, if you are obsessively self conscious about your feet…they will appear bigger (terribly silly pun intended). So the balance is to wear trends that flatter, but not focus on the negative. While I have a weakness for fashionable trends, I refuse to be enslaved by them. there are a variety of options in terms of large sizes, styles and trends, so shop around until you find the perfect pair (ok, let’s be realistic- the perfect pairs) for fall.

Visit Tall Clothing Mall. to see our women’s large size shoe trends.

Save on Tall Military Clothes

Until the end of the month save on tall military clothes. This pair of tall army pants is available in long and extra long lengths. Military Clothing is offering a discount coupon where the more you buy, the more you save. Spend $5 or more get a 10% discount. Spend $50 or more to get a 15% discount. Spend $100 or more to get a 20% discount. To get the discount, shop online at Military Clothing and enter discount code: 909NEWS at checkout. Expires 9/25/08.

Women’s Layering T-Shirt

I love my layering t-shirts and wear one almost every day. Sometimes I wear it alone, but most often I wear it under another shirt, sweater or jacket. It helps to extend my wardrobe choices when I know that my torso will be covered at all times without having to worry about gapping between my shirt and pants. I love this layering t-shirt from Bella. It is made of rib knit and has a tight fit so you get coverage without the bulk. Choose from sizes S-2XL in 14 colors. $28. Other styles are also available. We have more layering t-shirts at Tall Clothing Mall.

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Men’s Tall Olympic Clothes Sale

I just noticed that Rochester Clothing has now marked down many of their men’s big and tall Olympic clothes with discounts up to 50% off. They are really nice quality as they are made by Polo Ralph Lauren. To find the deals look in the section labeled new markdowns. Also, get shipping for $4.95 when you enter coupon code: AFFUSE at checkout.

A Tribute To My Dad

For the most part, I try to not get too personal on this blog. However, I would like to share with you a little about my family. This past week I traveled to Utah because my mom was life flighted. She had a stroke, but is beginning to recover nicely from it. She has multiple problems and is getting a pacemaker today. It is hard, but I am hanging in there.
While here, I did manage to sneak away for a little while to attend the new ceremony of the Utah Peace Officer’s Memorial. My dad – Doyle Thorne was a helicopter pilot for the Utah Highway Patrol. He died the day after my wedding while on a search for a missing toddler in the mountains. The toddler was found before my dad got there, and then my dad had a mechanical failure with his helicopter and it crashed in the mountains. After an extensive search, his body was found 3 days later. I am very proud of my dad. He was my strength and is my hero.
The state of Utah embarked upon making an outdoor memorial for all police officers in the state of Utah who died in the line of duty 2 years ago and Saturday it was finally dedicated. It was a beautiful ceremony. Here is the video about the memorial. I just want to give a reminder to everyone that sometimes we get frustrated with speeding tickets, etc., but just remember that many public workers give the ultimate sacrifice.

Women’s 37" Inseam Tall Jeans

Save 20% Off at Casual Male

From now until Sunday, September 7th, save 20% off your entire order at Casual Male XL To get the discount, enter coupon code: SEPSALE at checkout. Think about getting some new big and tall clothing to add to your Fall wardrobe
Casual Male Big & Tall

Women’s Tall Gray Pant 36" Inseam

Women: The perfect tab-waist trouser - gray
This pair of tab-waist tall pants in a 36″ inseam by Gap is the “It Pant” of the season – flattering, polished, and pulled-together. It even has a nice cuff around the bottom hem. A clean style like this makes it easy to pair with almost anything. Chic for work with a crisp button-front shirt. Sexy for the weekend with a fitted top and fun accessories. It sits below the waist and has a flattering wide leg and the waist has extended-tab button closure at front, and button-tab detail at back. Front side slant pockets, back button welt pockets. Available in sizes 4-16.

Labor Day Shoe Sale

Save on shoes for the whole family at with 2 incredible coupons. Save $15 off all orders of $40 or more when you enter coupon code: EMLLABORDAY. Or save 20% off your order when you enter coupon code: LD2008. Both coupons expire 9/1/08.

For more Labor Day Sales and coupons, visit the sale pages at Tall Clothing Mall.