Tall Mom Style on a Budget

We’re getting more requests for affordable outfits and sometimes tall sizes don’t equate to affordable. But, not always. I’m all about saving money, after all with 5 kids, it’s just not practical to wear designer clothes all the time. Most of the time it’s just casual affordable styles like this outfit:

tall mom style on a budget

The Dreamer Bootcut Tall Jeans – 36″ Inseam. When I saw these jeans, I knew I had to try them. After all, they claim to have a tummy-trimming panel and I’m a mom, but don’t want mom jeans, but I do like a higher waist jean for coverage.  I quickly ordered a pair of dark wash jeans and debated on the size as many reviewers said they tend to run big. I finally ordered my real size and to my surprise Old Navy actually sent me a size smaller. I don’t know if this was on purpose or a mistake, but the size smaller fits me perfectly! Must have been fate! I really love the fit and they didn’t stretch out at the end of the day.  But, I do wish I had washed them before the first wear as the dark wash ink kept bleeding on my hands, etc. $34.50

For an easy tall mom outfit, I often pair my jeans with a v-neck sweater. This colorblocked v-neck is a good choice as it offers a strategic darker color towards the lower half and the bright pop of color towards the top draw the eye up. I’ve found the v-neck to be the most flattering  shape of top for most figures. I will often wear a v-neck without a shirt underneath as I am busy working, chasing kids, carpooling etc and I need to feel comfy and not too hot. Sale $21.99.

To finish off the look, I often throw on a pair of flats – just because they are easy and comfy and I don’t have a lot of extra time these days to mess around with tying shoes. This pair of Nine West flats in several colors is on sale for $48.99.

Large Hoop Earrings are my go to accessory as I like to wear something to finish off my looks. It makes me feel pretty, yep even a simple pair of hoops makes me happy! $7.99.

Sorry to disappoint you as you probably pictured me in some designer duds. Nope this is my regular mom uniform. I do love to dress up, but for everyday craziness, this is similar to what I wear. Happy Thursday! The weekend is just a day away.

If you’re on a budget too, please check out our sale section as we find you tall sales and discounts in some very unusual stores.

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Mother’s Day Gifts for Tall Moms

We shared the following three tall looks in our newsletter, but I want to share them again in case you missed them. Be sure and sign up for the newsletter  with the form over on the right side so you don’t miss our special features, advice and sales.

For the Ladylike Mom


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I love this look! If your mom is prim and proper, this may be up her alley.  I love the classic and pretty lines of the blazer, the not-too-blingy pearl studs, the bows and the patent leather of the flats, and of course the pop of color in that darling clutch-which by the way proves that mom doesn’t take herself too seriously!

Tall schoolboy blazer in tipped linen. (Tall). Gabriella Rocha Ady. Up to size 13.Tinley Road Nicolette. Kate Spade New York Park Avenue Pearl Studs.

For the On the Go Mama


on the go mama

I’ve featured this jacket before but couldn’t resist featuring it again.  For the on the go mom, a stylish and comfy jacket is essential.  Paired with this fabulous watch (because you know-she needs to keep her appointments), the fun and colorful iPad case, and the fresh mint comfy kicks, it’s even more amazing than on its own!

LOFT Tall Corded Dobby Striped TrenchKate Spade New York – Metro (Gold/Black Dot) Watch.    LeSportsac Handbag, iPad Sleeve CrossbodyKeds – Champion Seasonal Brights (Teal Canvas). Up to size 11. And because I’m indecisive another iPad cover (not pictured): Kate spade New York iPad Sleeve – Le Pavillion (black and white polka dot)

For the New Mommy


new mommy gifts

Do you have a new mama in your life?  Maybe your wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, or BFF?  These pieces are perfect for a new mommy.  The pants couldn’t look more comfortable (but still cute) and she’ll thank you for those velvety flip flops when she’s pacing with baby at 2:00 am.  Have the pretty necklace personalized with the new babe’s name and she just might tear up!  And isn’t it great that diaper bags aren’t covered with pictures of Winnie the Pooh anymore?!  I have a Skip Hop bag (2 actually) and I love them!  This one is stylish but with dots in grey, classic enough that it would suit nearly any taste.

Tall dreamy cotton pant in stripeUgg Fluff Flip Flop II. Up to size 12.  Gold Vertical Rectangle Nameplate NecklaceSkip Hop Studio Diaper Bag.