Archives for July 2013

EXPIRED: Exclusive 30% Discounts for Backpacks and Lunch Boxes

My kids start school  in about a month. The Summer has flown by and we have so much to do! Help me! I dread shopping for school supplies – with 5 kids it takes a lot of money!

Rewind! On the day that school let out for the Summer my 7 year old boy got in the car and loudly, yet seriously pronounced, “Mom, I’m not the kind of kid I was when I went to 1st grade. I know that I liked Rug Rats, but for next year I need a new back pack. I’m much more grown up now.”

Well, I wasn’t expecting that as the first words to come out of his mouth on the last day of school. More like “Wahoo, yippie, schools out, scream and shout.”  It appears he is growing up! I also noticed that the weight of everything they bring home on the last day was just too much for his cheap backpack and the straps and zipper were breaking. My son was frustrated trying to carry half of his stuff in his arms.

So, I can’t tell you how overjoyed I was when Lands’ End contacted me about giving my readers an exclusive discount on backpacks and lunch boxes. In the past, my older boys have used Lands’ End backpacks and they held up for several years.

Knowing that this exclusive sale was coming up, I have held off on purchasing new backpacks until now. But, I want to share this offer with you! You must click through this link to activate the discount. But the deal is only valid for 2 days and expires on 7/25. Plus, score free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Here’s the lineup of the backpacks we will be purchasing for my 3 youngest kids. We will also be monogramming their names on them because it only costs around $6 more and will make sure that no one can steal their backpacks (especially if I decide to print their silly nicknames on them). Would I do that? Well maybe! {wink}

backpacks on sale

I know this post isn’t really related to tall clothing, but what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share this deal with you? If you need to buy some backpacks, today’s the day!  Again, be sure and click here to activate the discount. Hurry, ends 7/25. Happy shopping!

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Where to Buy Mens Tall Sweatshirts: Personal Shopping

I received a tall personal shopper request from Kim. She is trying to help her tall teen son find mens tall sweatshirts.

Client: 6’7″ tall. Age 17. Size LT.

Wanting: tall sweatshirts in cool styles like his friends wear preferably with name brands such as Nike, Adidas, college teams or NBA teams.

Krista Responds: It is a bit early in the season, but I have found you some choices you may like.  The name brands you mentioned aren’t always made in talls – mainly just in big sizes – which I know doesn’t help you out.  Here are the best current choices that I have found for you.

men's tall sweatshirts

Row 1:

Old Navy has affordable tall hoodies.

Nike Tall Jacket – not a sweatshirt, but he may like it.

Lacoste Tall Hoodie

Row 2: 

Gap Zip Tall Hoodie

Cutter & Buck Pullover sweatshirt in 3 colors.

Carhartt Tall Hoodie

Row 3:

I like the selection of mens tall sweatshirts at Ralph Lauren.

Society of One – Button Tall Hoodie

Michael Kors Fleece Tall Pullover

Other options:

The NBA Store – has big and tall sweatshirts. Do a search for “tall”.

Check out the Macy’s sports fan shop for some big and tall sweatshirts. Such as Boston Celtics tall sweatshirt,

Westport Big & Tall’s team shop as some items for tall NFL clothing.

Calvin Klein Tall Hoodie

I hope I have helped you in your search for mens tall sweatshirts and hoodies.

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Mens Tall Casual Fridays Dressed Up

Many offices allow you to dress down a little on casual Fridays. But, the lines often get blurred between what you feel like wearing and what is proper. If you’re in an office that requires a suit and tie everyday, then casual Fridays do not mean jeans.  A pair of chinos with a dress shirt is always a winner.  But it doesn’t mean you have to wear the predictable pair of tan chinos. Today’s look is for the stylish tall man who wants to take his look from the office to a nice dinner after work.

causal friday tall men's outfitphoto { inspiration credit}

Here’s our version for tall guys:

mens tall casual fridays

David Donahue Tall Dress Shirt.   Navy Tall Blazer

Tommy Bahama Flat Front Pants up to 36″ inseam.

Rockport Shoes to size 15.   Laurex Large Canvas Bag

Sound off. Does your office allow casual Fridays?

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You Big Studdette

Flash forward into Fall and the first shoe trend we feature is womens studded shoes.

The urban dictionary defines STUDDETTE  as

“A well-built, pleasantly masculine chick, muscular, strong and athletic.” 

 These edgy and confident shoes fit the definition to a T.  Wear these shoes with skinny jeans, ripped up jeans, boyfriend jeans, leather pants, pencil shirts and other cool or sleek items.

womens studded shoes for fall - shoe trends

Row 1: Nine West Stars and Studs Flats to size 12. Corso Como Leopard Flats to size 12. Stuart Weitzman Ding Dong – to size 12.

Row 2: Me Too Studded Pumps to size 13.  Jeffrey Campell Studded Flats – to size 14. I have these shoes and recommend ordering up one size. Valentino Rockstar Pumps to size 12.

Row 3: Jeffrey Campell Studded Toe Sneakers to size 14.  Converse Studded Hi Tops – to women’s size 12.  Naya Studded Booties to size 12.

Check out more women’s shoe trends here. Which studded shoe is your favorite? I’m going to have to pick the Converse hi tops.

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