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Today’s outfit consists of a ponte knit tall shift dress mixed with beautiful accessories.  It’s perfect for the board room.  Go tall fashionista!
navy tall dressShop the post:

Navy Tall Shift Dress – also in black.   Green & Gold Fan Earrings

Nine West Strap Heels to size 12  BCBGeneration Tote.

View more women’s tall clothes and outfits here.

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December Tall Blogosphere Checkin

So it’s been a while since we checked the tall blogosphere to see what’s going on.  Here’s what some of our tall blogger friends are up to:


Have you pledged to the Height Goddess kickstarter campaign? In a nutshell, Height Goddess is working hard to get their women’s tall clothing sold in stores and they need your help. Time is running out.  I pledged and now it’s your turn. Go now!

height goddess kickstarter campaign

Eric of The Global Odyssey is still traveling around the world trying to visit every country on the planet in record time. He’s doing these type of crazy stunts.

the global odyssey

Gracey over at Fashion for Giants has a giveaway for a Blue Nile Branch Necklace. Enter now before Friday.

branch necklace


Tanasha of Pretty Tall Style has done it again. She’s sewn some beautiful pants and I’m getting tempted to dust off my sewing machine.

pretty tall style pants

 6’9″ tall Yogi, from Clothing Tall Men – gives us a few exercises to strength our abs. Don’t we all need it this time of year?

tall workout

Marsha from Style from a London Tall Girl is making me covet her pink coat.

tall pink coat - tall bloggers

Tiffany, our Tall Fashionista has a blog called Taste{Full}. She did a creative book themed birthday party for her daughter and got featured on Pizzazzerie!

book themed party

Interesting tall news articles:

It’s your turn, if you have a blog, linkup your favorite blog post from the past 2 weeks. This is a fun way to get new readers to see your blog.  Please only feature blog posts that are family friendly.

Diary of a Tall Fashionista & 3 Tall Skirts Review

I recently had a birthday – yep it was a big one. I’m officially 40.  That hurts to even write it.  At the beginning of the year, I created myself a vision board on Pinterest. I got the idea for the vision board from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles“. You see the past few years have been really tough {read about them here}. So when 2013 came around, I was excited for all of the new possibilities and ready to be “Fab at 40”.

One thing I put on my vision board was that I wanted to spend my 40th birthday in Hawaii or similar.  A month after creating the vision board, we got incredible news that my husband’s company was sending us to the Bahamas. I couldn’t believe it! It was a month before my birthday, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers! So in May we spent 4 fabulous days at the Atlantis resort and we lived it up! I don’t think Mr. Tall & I have laughed that hard in such a long time. It’s was absolutely incredible and I was thrilled that the vision board worked!

atlantis resort in the bahamas

When my birthday rolled around, Mr. Tall had an out of town business trip. My teenage boys spoiled me with flowers and a cake.  The day was low key, but I went on a major shopping spree from the comfort of my home.   It was so much fun! The items are arriving daily. I think I ordered about 18 items. So far I’ve only had to send back 4 items. I jokingly told Mr. Tall – that I ordered 40 items – 1 for each year. He almost passed out.  He doesn’t realize that I can be quite the bargain shopper.  Plus, I just so happen to know a special sort of online shopping mall for tall people. It’s research, right? {wink, wink}

So for today I want to show you 3 skirt from Boden that I purchased and love. In case you don’t know, most of Boden’s dresses and skirts come in “long sizes” with added length.

Riviera Tall Skirt

nautical tall skirt

This Riviera skirt come in 4 colors – I chose the a navy color as it reminds me of  waves and I can get away with wearing it with nautical accessories. The skirt is lined, but will need ironing. The length hits me right below my knees and I like the slight fullness of it.

Jersey Maxi Skirt

tropical maxi skirt for tall women

Next, I am really pleased with this tropical maxi skirt. I have a 35″ inseam and it actually hits me at the bottom of my feet. Yeah! I’ve been looking for a printed maxi skirt for a while and this one also satisfies my love of all things tropical. I plan on wearing this with just a basic t-shirt for casual days when I’m out running earrands.

Modern Pencil Skirt

modern tall pencil skirt

The last skirt is a modern pencil skirt. I like it, but I don’t love it.  It’s made of high quality material and is lined and the skirt hits me at the knee, but I feel like it should be a tad bit tighter. Must be all the working out I’m doing.  So I will be sending this item back.

So that’s it for today, I will be showing you more items I purchased over on Tall Snob in a few days.

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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.