About Me:

Hello my name is Tanasha and I’m a 6’4″ tall military wife and stay at home mommy of two.  I heart shopping and sewing.  I hoard fashion magazines and love fashion, design and style books.   I’ll be the first to admit that I will try a product because I think the packaging is “PRETTY”.  I decided to create Pretty Tall Style as my “me” time, to get my style back.

About Pretty Tall Style:

Is a fashion and lifestyle blog, showcasing my personal style journey as I search for fashion that fits my tall frame, as well as dress better and build a stylish and re-mixable wardrobe.

I found myself in a bit of a fashion rut after getting married and having two children, and decided it was time to turn things around, so I created this blog as a style diary of sorts to help me find my style.  On Pretty Tall Style you will find tall size clothing and large size shoe resources.  Ideas on how to pair an item many different ways.  Outfit inspiration and my sewing DIY’s.

My Mission:

While embarking on this “style” journey and living my everyday life as a “TALL” military wife and mom, I realized that there may be others out there who are experiencing the same struggle.  Wives and mothers who have kind of just let themselves go, and forgotten about their past stylish selves. Tall girls and women who need to know that they are not alone and that others share and understand their story and frustration in finding affordable and stylish fashion and shoes that fit. Hopefully while sharing a bit of my life and “STYLE”, I can be a resource to others wives, mothers and especially tall girls looking to find their own personal style.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you’ll choose to stay for awhile and follow my blog.

Hugs,

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33 comments

  1. Kathy says:

    I’m 46 and 5’11. I have a 13 yr old daughter who is already 6’1 and a skinny mini at (114 lbs). My favorite ‘tall story’ is when ever people walk up and say “wow Dana are you tall” I respond with “I know, isn’t she lucky ?”
    Instills a sense of positive engery about being labeled ‘tall’

    thankfully she hasn’t gotten to that awkward stage just yet. She loves being tall and although she gets the occasional “tree” comment, (always from a jealous boy) one of her favorite shirts to wear to school says “I’m tall and you’re not. Nah Nah Nah Nah”

  2. silvana boaheng says:

    Hi i’m 19 and i lay right between 6 feet and 6’1 I personally love your blog i wish i found it when i was founder though. lucky for me i’m the oldest out of four and my little sister looks like she’s going to be taller then me she is absolutely gorgeous but i know she’s very insecure i think ur blog would be perfect for her :)

  3. Jewel says:

    Thanks,
    You look so beautiful (nice clean and a fresh skin look)
    Anyways, i see you love your shoes!
    How often do you were heels.

    At the moment i am trying to get my confidence levels back up at peak levels.
    I used to wear heels but now only like wearing a medium sort.

    I want to wear heels max at about 4 inches.

    More would just be too much.

    But i think beauty has everything to do with how you feel tho.

    and i need to get to that level where no matter how high up i am, i will simply not care what people think.

    I work in a male dominated industry, and my boss even asked me once why i wear heels if i am tall already,

    for a few weeks after that i started wearing flats, till i realised, he can take a nice ride somewhere.

    WHY LIVE MY LIFE UP TO OTHER PEOPLES EXPECTATIONS,

    Its not my fault that am tall. Why should that be a problem since your so short?

    And i vow to be the best me that God made, and if He asked me to come another way – i would come as me.

    And i aint changing for nobody.

    I used to think wow – God if i was 5.10 i would wear massive heels, cause its a nice height. but i figured, 5.10 is just 2 inches away from me so there basically isnt much a diff so i would come as me – again and again and again!

    And you know, it works, when i am confident, and i walk confidently, i attract loads of people!

    i even managed to get a good looking young thang – a real hotty. and contrary to popular belief, men of all heights can date tall women.

    i would have considered my hottie to be “out of my league”, nice height, manly, fit (ex personal trainer), intelligent (into IT) but you should have seen how he happily passed over all girls, short young ones for me! Taking me to the movies (bless him).

    And i have dated all guys, so i think height is something people look past after the intial moment.

    And i am happy to report that i am so happy about myself.

    With this new surge of confidence, just need to do my hair nails, get a nice outfit and nice shoes!!!

    Thank you for being you

    Jewel.

    • Thank you so much Jewel for your kind words! Thank you for sharing your story as well! Wear those heels! Tall is beautiful and I can tell that you are because your spirit shines through your words. Stay blessed.

      Hugs,

      Tanasha

    • Natasha says:

      Jewel,

      You seem awesome and I really commend you on wanting to wear heels. I am 6’3″ and I get people telling me all the time “you’re too tall to wear heels,” and I always reply back fo you see short people modeling clothes or walking down runways. NO! Go ahead hold your head high and wear those heels. Embrace the beautiful tall woman God made you to be.

      P.S. Tanasha I love you for this site!

      God bless!,
      Natasha

  4. Justine says:

    Hi, I just came across your blog through twitter, I thought I was tall but I guess not, and I’ve never had a problem with my height, I’m 5′ 11 1/2″, lol at that half inch! Thank you for putting it out there that tall woman are exceptionally beautiful and that there is something amazing about being tall!

    • Hello Justine! Welcome and I’m glad you found my blog. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy there are lots of other tall women and girls out there who love their height. To be tall is a blessing, we’re unique, beautiful and amazing. We were made to stand out for a reason, why not make it a positive one! :) :)

  5. You Go Girl!!! U doing the Damm thing. I don’t know how I found your Blog but I am loving it.. I am a SIH.. 6ft 3inches 38 inch inseam love that you sew..
    I’ve always loved Being Tall. Its my weight and shape that give me problems. My Mother gave me he best gift a Mother could give to her daughter, self-confidence. growing up I actually felt sorry for short people. She told me tall people are more like Angels On Earth.. & always remember the Bible says Man fell short because of sin. {she did a great job) I still feel tall people are nicer closer to God .Than short People.
    I love your style,wish I had your shape..But I am
    still grateful to be alive. I wanna be just like you start a blog . I just got no fashion sense. like U so maybe for now I just watch you for a while.. if U don’t mind..
    ((SMOOCHES)) Your True Sister In Height.LaLa

    • Thank you so much! I am so glad you found my blog and like it. That makes me happy! You’re mother sounds like a smart and beautiful woman. I’m learning myself about finding my style so hopefully we can help each other. :)

  6. Lisa says:

    Love your blog! I too am a tall SAHM to two. I’m 6″1′ and have spent alot of energy up to now trying to hide my height (and size 13 feet). My tall 2 year daughter is taking after me and will probably never be ‘on the charts’. It was laid on my heart that I can give her a huge gift by being proud of my height and not caring about the big feet. So I bought some heels and am super excited about all the cute stuff I can wear with them (and your blog gave me some more good ideas!) Thanks!

    • Hi Lisa! Thank you very much! You are so right, the greatest gift you can give to your daughter besides love of course is a mom who is confident in who she is and loves everything about herself big feet and all. :) If she see’s you loving and owning your height and thinks wow my mom is tall, beautiful and smart. Guess what she is going to want to grow up and be that tall, confident, smart and beautiful woman herself. But if she see’s you constantly trying to disguise your height and feeling bad about your feet, it can really have a negative effect on how she feels about herself later on if she takes after you in those areas. I’m so glad and super excited about the cute stuff you will now be wearing and your new heel, but most importantly your new attitude and awareness for your daughter. This really made me happy. Tall is beautiful and you are a wonderful mom! :)

  7. Susan says:

    Hi Tanasha
    I wanted to let you know my daughter, who is 11 yrs old and 5’9 1/2″ and myself just started sewing. My mom, who is an excellant seemstress, brought to my attention that He would like to teach my daughter how to sew. It’s getting to be a challenge to find her skirts that fit properly. She made her 1st pencil skirt in the mini houndstooth fabric black and white. She was so elated with the finished product. I wanted to share that with you.

    Take care
    Susan

  8. I’m loving all these comments! I’m a 23 year old tall girl, 6’2 and it would have been nice to have something like this when I was younger: a group of above average girls who owned their height! I wouldn’t have felt so alone! Luckily, I looked at my height as a positive thing: I used to be really shy and standing out is what forced me to come out of my shell. Once I got passed my height complex and accepted it, I notice people responded to me positively (it didn’t hurt that boys finally caught up too haha) Great blog, I’m glad I came across it!

    • Hello and welcome! 6’2 that is awesome and I LOVE that you have always looked at your height in a positive way because it truly is. Thank you so much for the kind words and I am so happy that you happened across my blog as well. I appreciate you following and taking the time to comment. :)
      Hugs,
      Tanasha

  9. Jewel says:

    Tanasha,

    thank you for your style. You look so good. So young, healthy skin – a nice canvas to decorate how you would please. So important in fashion.

    thank you for sending the positive message accross that you have to love yourself for who you are.

    Nowadays, everybody is trying to be a prototype that fell off some hollywood assembly line and it is just not working. true beauty lies in a well rooted identity – which you possess.

    I personally made up in my mission statemeent that if people cant take me as i am – they can walk.

    To quote the words of Dieter Von Tease (i think spelling) “you can be the juiciest peach alive and someone is still going to not like peaches”.

    ALL women have issues, some its skin tone, they would happilly spend about USD250 000.00 just to make their skin white as Christina Aguilera – i know someone who is a celebrity on this side of our world and she has spend half of that so far and is waiting to undergo surgery to make her skin whiter. She looks weird cause her kids are so dark and she sticks out.

    Women always will have issues, trying to please men. Not even Beyonce can please all men on the planet. So why settle for less by moulding ourselves to peoples images.

    Remember i told you i was struggling since boss made comment about my height, i normally wore mid heel shoes (2.5 – 3 inches) but started with flats for a couple of weeks after. Well i am glad to report i just stopped caring after that.

    In fact as we speak i am wearing about 4.5 inch heels (I am 5.11, used to be 6ft) a short black dress with leather detail and black jacket, spikey earings with a hint of blue and matching blue eyeliner. short nice bob. I happen to think i look good – i feel it too.

    I just stopped worrying what people think. And funny thing is when i wear my heels its not as bad as i thought. People dont really gawk when you are confident. It has become acceptable for women to wear heels. The other day there was a woman 6.5 wearing heels next to a 5ft man. No body really cared. It was accepted culture.

    Also the higher the heel (if its not a platform) will give you less and less height. So you can wear very high heels and still come up shorter. Just google “heel height truth”.

    Love you all girls you. Accept yourself witout apology!

  10. Cherie says:

    I am glad to have found this through pintrest. I am a shorty at 5″11″ but I wear 4″ heels on a daily basis and I am constantly harassed and questioned about my height. I had a person tell me that they could not believe I had the nerve to wear heels……In high school I always wanted to be at least 6’2″. Own your height. I love it and could not imagine being shorter. My mom was about 5’4″ but my granddad had to bend down to get through door ways.

    • Tanasha says:

      Hi Cherie, welcome! I’m glad that you have found my blog as well. You’re right, rock those heels! Tall girls wear heels because they can, and not because they have too. “Own your height.”! Love it! :)

  11. Jillian says:

    Glad I just discovered you’re website! I am a 6″2 married mother of 2! I definitely embrace the tall life! It’s always been super hard to find clothes as you know and I’ve owned a sewing machine since 2008 and it just made its way out of the box yesterday lol! I’m very eager to learn and I just started working on a maxi dress. Hopefully it turns out decent but I don’t plan on giving up. Your styles are are so sleek and stylish and I’m looking forward to learning and gaining inspiration through your photos:-) thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us!

    • Tanasha says:

      Hi Jillian and welcome! I’m so happy you found my blog as well. Don’t give up when you start sewing. It is frustrating when you first start out but stick with it because it gets better and is so worth it in the long run. I’m still a novice sewer and it takes me forever it seems to finish some things or they don’t quite come out perfect but I’ve notice which each new piece I complete I get better or learn something new. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and share. I truly appreciate it.

      Hugs,
      Tanasha

  12. Angie says:

    Hi, I just found your blog through Adrienne’s Real Life blog. She used your green dress as motivation for hers. You did a great job and I think I am going to add making a green dress to my project list. Keep up the great job.
    I am a shorty, but I like to sew and will definitely add your blog to my lists to visit.
    Are you on blogger?

    • Tanasha says:

      Hi Angie! Thank you and I’m happy you found my blog. No I’m not on Blogger but I am on Bloglovin’ or you can subscribe via email in the upper right hand corner if you’d like. :)

  13. Summer says:

    Thanks for starting this blog. Reading these comments, I’m inspired to purchase a pair of heels. I’m also a mom of 2 who has been in a fashion rut for quite a while, but that’s over now. I’ve got a sewing machine and serger and fabric is on sale! I may have to sew at 3am, but a girl has to do what a girl has to do!

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