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Short and Sweet

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Dress :: Old Navy

Shoes :: Nine West via Nordstrom Rack, similar

Bag :: Louis VuittonPretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - Short and Sweet

Keeping it short and sweet today with a quick review of this washed blue chambray shift dress from Old Navy. I have to be honest and say that this is probably one of the few times that Old Navy’s Tall sizing let me down.  I really wanted to love this little dress, but it just didn’t fit me quite right.  The top portion of this dress was too small, as it felt tight across my chest, shoulders and arms. The length was a tad too short for me as well.  The bottom half and waist were actually sized right though. I ordered this in my normal size large tall.  I thought about going a size bigger, but then felt the bottom half would be too wide and look tenti-sh.  If you are on the shorter end of the tall spectrum 5’8″ to 5’11” and slim I could see this really working for you and being super cute, but if you’re any taller and boobilicious (haha) as I am, I would say to pass on this one, although it is super cute with the embroidered detail and I just love chambray.  Unfortunately, this is a no go for me but I will be passing it on to my sister as I think it will work out very well for her.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - Short and Sweet

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Spring Floral Maxi Dress with Bright Pink Cardigan

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Dress :: c/o Tall Girls UK (old), Love these tall spring floral maxi dresses here, here, here and here

Cardigan :: J. Crew,  There are some cute tall size card’s here, here, here and here and

(these cardi’s here are offered in gorgeous colors, but unfortunately are not tall size, but neither is the one that I am wearing in these pics)

Shoes :: Ross Dress For Less, similar color ( available up to size 13)

Bag :: J. Crew (old), similar, similar (under $50), similar

Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - Spring Floral Maxi Dress with Bright Pink Cardigan

Hello friends I hope you all had a blessed Easter weekend! Today’s post is about the spring floral maxi dress paired with a cardigan. This spring floral maxi dress I’m wearing today is old from Tall Girls UK but is still one of my all-time favorite maxi dresses.  I love the length as it sweeps the floor on my 6’4″ frame and I love the empire waist style as it narrows in at the smallest part of my frame and relaxes from the belly downward.  The cherry blossom print just screams spring has arrived!  Today I decided to pair it with a bright pink 3/4 sleeve cardigan and some simple bright pink flat sandals that I picked up on clearance from Ross Dress For Less. As they pick up the hints of bright pink in the print of my maxi dress. As you all know we are all about re-mixing and getting the most out of our clothing over here so I wanted to show that if you have a maxi dress that is a favorite throwing a cardigan on with it, is another way to change it up and depending on the color of the maxi dress or the colors in the print it gives you that many more ways of changing it up. Also think about denim jackets, blazers and moto jackets as well.Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - Spring Floral Maxi Dress with Bright Pink Cardigan

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Happy Easter – Palm Print Dress and Blazer

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Dress :: H&M, there are some pretty printed midi dresses around $50, here, here, herehere, and here

Blazer :: J. Crew, similar, similar, similar (on sale), similar (under $50), similar

Bag :: Kate Spade, similar, similar, similar, similar

Shoes :: Nine West via Nordstrom Rack, love these black suede pumps here, here, and here

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Happy Easter lovelies! I love a good dress and blazer combination.  Especially when the dress has a bold print such as this one I scored on clearance from H&M several months ago.  It’s perfect for church or work.  My black J. Crew School Boy blazer is a closet staple and workhorse.  When I need to look pulled together and don’t really feel like putting any though into it I know that I can always count on this black blazer.  If you don’t already have one n your closet, I would definitely advise on investing in one. Whether it be jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, throw a black blazer blazer on with it and you are instantly polished and put together.  If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen where I scored two pair of Nine West black suede pumps on clearance for $10 each.  Well today I am wearing one of those pairs and I have to tell you this shoe is super comfortable and I love the cut out detail.  Thinking these shoes will look super cute with slacks as well.  If you have a Nordstrom Rack near you I would advise to stop in and see if they have any of these great mark downs still available in store as I didn’t see this kind of deal online.  Have a blessed Sunday!

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DIY Chambray Tie Sleeve Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

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Dress :: DIY using McCall’s 7543, Chambray fabric from local Yardage Town,

For those that don’t sew there are similar dresses here (plus), here (tall), here (on sale for $35)

Shoes :: Eloquii, similar, similar, similar (splurge), similar

Clutch :: Clare Vivier, similar, similar

Watch :: Timex, similar, similar

Pretty Tall Style - Personal Style Blog of a Tall Girl - DIY Chambray Tie Sleeve Off the Shoulder Midi Dress - McCall's 7543 Pattern Review

It has been ages since I’ve made anything and needed an easy and fast project to complete to hopefully help me to get my sewing mojo back.  This DIY chambray tie sleeve off the shoulder midi dress was just what the doctor ordered.   I am obsessed with off-the-shoulder tops and dresses and want them in every single color.  But I saw a chambray midi length dress by Tibi and instantly fell in love with the look of the dress, but definitely not the $495 price tag. You can take a look at the $495 Tibi version here.  Totally out of my budget.  So I looked through my fabric stash and found that I had some chambray fabric in the same color and McCall’s 7543 was a great pattern to use to create something similar.  I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.  You can read my pattern review below.Pretty Tall Style - Personal Style Blog of a Tall Girl - DIY Chambray Tie Sleeve Off the Shoulder Midi Dress - McCall's 7543 Pattern Review

:: Pattern Review – McCall’s 7543 ::

Pattern Description: Misses Off-the-Shoulder Tops, Tunic, Dress

Pattern Sizing: L-XL-XXL, I cut the large.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes with the extended dress length.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were very easy to read and follow along

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how simple and straight forward it was.

Fabric Used: Chambray purchased from my local Yardage Town store.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the pockets because I didn’t have enough fabric and also I extended the length of the dress to midi length.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I will definitely be sewing this dress again. I would love to make a couple more with pockets and varying lengths. I would definitely recommend for others to try.

Conclusion: Love this pattern! A very quick and easy project.
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