Red Blazer and Stripes

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A red blazer is a closet must have and I love this one that I picked up several months ago from Chadwicks.  Its a classic and the perfect shade of red.  Although it isn’t tall size the body fits my torso very well and hits right at my hips.  Being that it isn’t tall size of course the sleeve length isn’t long enough, hence the pushed up sleeves.  But with so many other positives this is something that I can ignore for the moment.  But I definitely have been checking Chadwicks site for this blazer to come back in tall sizes so i can scoop one up and hopefully on sale as I purchased this regular size one.

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These shorts are from Gap and they are the boyfriend roll khaki shorts.  They are a tall size and I love the length.  Not too short or too long just the perfect amount of coverage for me.  I ordered these shorts several months ago and what caught my eye was the navy detailing at the waist band and the pockets.

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This navy and white stripe tee is also a closet essential.  Stripe tee’s are simply chic and classic.  This tee is a couple of years old and is made by Premise.  It was a clearance find from TJ Maxx and is definitely a fave.  It is a thick knit and very well made and although it isn’t tall sized it has really long sleeves that actually hit my wrists, although I chose to wear the sleeves pushed up here today.Tall Women's Fashion Blog - Pretty Tall Style

I’ve tried to keep to keep my accessories in line with this classic look.  I sometimes struggle with accessories, its really hard for me to figure out what to pair with what but I think I did a good job here by keeping them simple and in line.  You can’t go wrong with a classic red pump and being that I am so tall I don’t have to worry about the ankle strap cutting off my leg.  My red leather chain strap bag  is the perfect size and my statement necklace adds just enough bling without being distracting.Tall Women's Fashion Blog - Pretty Tall Style

What I’m Wearing:

Shorts: Gap (tall) (other colors available here in tall, regular and petite)

Top: TJ Maxx (similar, available in tall, regular and petite)

Blazer: Chadwicks (similar, other colors available here)

Shoes: Ebay

Bag: L.A.M.B via Nordstrom Rack

Necklace: Ebay

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All Black Everything

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Hello Lovelies! Today on the blog, it’s all black everything.  I picked up this dress a couple of years ago on clearance for about $30.00 from Nordstrom Rack.  It is a size 10 and I bought it at the time because I was a size 12 and figured I would lose the weight within a month and be able to wear it and it was the only size left.   I never even tried it on and I never wore it because I thought it would be way too small.  Well I haven’t lost any weight since then, as a matter of fact I’m a clothing size bigger, currently wearing a size 14 in almost everything.  But I just thought to try it on.  I put on my tummy control panel underwear and tried on the dress and I was like wow! The arms are a little snugger than they are probably supposed to be, but the seams line up on the side where they are meant to be.   Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Blog

The attached faux leather belt ties at the smallest point at my rib cage and create a tiny looking waist.  I am assuming because this dress is black I appear to be smaller.  But it may also be because it is more fitted than I have been used to wearing lately, less fabric, more of me.  Now my girls are saying hey today, but they are covered…lol So I’m good with that.  I feel like a sexy, grown and confident woman in the dress and I wonder is that who I am now. I mean we all have our insecurities and I know there are plenty of days when I let them get the best of me.  Especially once I stopped being a size 4/6 and  was hovering in the double digits. But I feel as though I am slowly getting back to the me I used to be, even if that me is carrying a bit more weight.  With this short new do I’ve been telling you guys how its helping me to break out of my comfort zone and want to try new things.  But I realize that what it is also doing is making me comfortable in my own skin.  I mean when you don’t have hair, you truly don’t have anything to hide behind.  It’s like it states this is me, this is who I am.  I am not my hair because I don’t have any…lol So here’s to embracing all of me, my new curvier self.  I choose to love me at the size that I am now instead of focusing on the size I used to be and struggling to get back to.  Its funny to me that I’m embracing all of my size 14 body in a size 10 dress,  which makes me realize even more that the size does not matter.  It is about the way it fits and how it makes us feel.  So whether you have to go up a size or down two we shouldn’t really get caught up in the numbers.  Buy what fits, feels good and comfortable and makes you feel your best when wearing it. Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion Blog

Now what I love the most about this dress is the thick, heavy weight jersey material but the fabric is still fluid and has great movement.  I also love the faux leather detailing at the waist with the tie that sits at the smallest part of my body, cinching in my waist. It definitely accentuates the positives while gliding over my trouble spots. I decided to stick with all black everything which I think works because of the different textures, it still provides some interesting contrast.  Especially with the faux leather tie of the dress and my diy clutch and lace up sandals.Tall Women's Fashion Blog - Pretty Tall Style

These Nine West Lace up Sandals have been one of my best shoe purchases ever.  They pretty much go with anything and everything and automatically add a bit of edginess to any outfit.  I also love that because this dress is not floor length on me, the shaft of the shoe is high enough to balance it all out.

Tall Women's Fashion Blog - Pretty Tall StyleWhat I’m Wearing:

Dress: Nordstrom Rack ( similar available in plus size) (loving this tall size black dress)

Shoes: Nine West via Nordstrom (these are cute and on sale, available up to a size 15)

Clutch: DIY (made by me) (love the texture of this one)

Earrings: Forever 21

Watch: Micheal Kors

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The Limited Tall Line – Well Suited plus a Giveaway

The Giveaway is now closed.  Thank you so much to everyone that entered.  The winner is Mary Baker Kelly! Congratulations! Please email me your shipping information to receive your gift card.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Limited. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hello Lovelies! I’m super excited to share this post with you today.  In case you haven’t already heard the exciting news, The Limited now has a Tall Shop online! I was given the opportunity to share with you a few pieces from their tall line.  For reference If you’re new to the blog I am 6’4 tall and normally wear a size large or 14 and I have a 36″ inseam.   I was given the opportunity to pick and review a few pieces for you all and I chose this suit, top and bag. I figured that it is always difficult for us tall women to find a decent quality, yet affordable suit that fits and I was curious about how The Limited’s tall pieces would fit, I mean are they really made for our tall frames and lengthy limbs.  As we all know every retailers idea of tall is not the same and me fitting into the very tall category standing 6’4, I was a bit worried with how the pieces would fit. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the pieces on.  This ‘essential shirt‘ is long in the body and the sleeves.  For reference I am wearing the Large Tall.  At a price of $49.95 it is well made and a closet essential for both the working professional and stay at home.  For work this shirt pairs well with pants as seen here, but can also be worn with a pencil or A-line skirt as well. For stay at home moms such as myself it can also be worn with jeans and shorts.  So definitely a must have closet essential for all tall women.  This shirt comes in sizing from xs-xl and again for reference I am wearing a size large tall.

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These pants are the ‘Drew Simply Straight Pants‘.  On the site it states that the inseam length is 35″ for the Long and I was worried because I have a 36″ inseam. But as you can see these pants are the perfect length on me.  I’m even wearing about a 2 1/2″ heel. I have to tell you I love the fit of these pants.  As you all know I have been struggling with my weight as of late and my mid section is my problem area. Full disclosure I am wearing this outfit with no type of girdle or spanx.  The cut of these pants are wonderful.  There is no tightness in my waist either. Normally in pants I wear a size 14.  But I am wearing these in a size 16 tall.  I had the chance to try on the 14 tall as well and although I was able to get them on, they were a bit too fitted in the thighs and derriere and the waist was too snug, causing an unsightly bulge.  So I opted for the bigger size and I am glad that I did.

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This ‘Slim Lapel One Button Jacket‘ is very well made.  It is fully lined with a cute polka dot print.  It is made of a lightweight woven material perfect for the summer to fall transition and year around depending on where you live.  Perfect for me here in Hawaii. I also love the pretty ice blue color. It was actually one of the main reasons I chose this suit besides the fact that I wanted to review a suit for you all because I know how hard it is to find them at times, especially in colors other than black or grey.  Also the good stuff doesn’t just stop with this suit.  The Limited also carries fab accessories and handbags such as this tote.  It is faux leather, but really soft and the perfect size.   I would say to you tall lovelies that you may want to head on over to thelimited.com now and check out their tall line they have a lot to offer.  Currently the one down side about the tall line is that it is only available online but don’t fret, products are able to be returned online or in store free of charge.

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Now as if The Limited now carrying tall sizes online wasn’t enough good news in and of itself, for all of my gladiators out there The Limited will be offering select Scandal items in Tall starting this September.  You all know I can’t wait for that.  I mean you see this suit, so can you imagine the Scandal pieces!

And here I have even more exciting news. One lucky tall reader is going to be able to win a $100 The Limited Gift Card, so you can try the Tall Shop for yourself.  All you have to do to enter to win, is be a subscriber of this blog and comment below that you’re following, with your name and height and tell me you want to shop at The Limited.  For example, ‘My name is Tanasha, I’m 6’4 I follow Pretty Tall Style and I want to shop at The Limited!.” A winner will be selected and announced at the end of the week on Friday August 22.  Where you will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond with your shipping information.  Good Luck!

 What I’m Wearing:

Pants – The Limited, c/o

Top – The Limited, c/o

Blazer – The Limited, c/o

Bag – The Limited, c/o

Shoes – Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom

Earrings – Charlotte Russe

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