|My (5’11) sister and I after shopping at the Long Tall Sally pop-up in Huntington Beach, CA. I’m thinking the hotel maintenance man who took our pic should not quit his day job in pursuit of a photography career.|
“Are you two together?’ the Long Tall Sally dressing room attendant asked me and my sister. “Yep” I replied as she led us to our dressing room. She whipped back the curtain to reveal two half-clothed strangers busily trying on their LTS finds. “Whoa…wrong room” I said as I tried to avert my eyes and back out of the room as fast as I could. “Nope,” said the attendant as she began helping my sister and I set up our stuff. “It’s 4 to a room. You’ll get to know your neighbors really well. Thanks for being flexible.” Ummmm…you’re welcome?
And so began my first experience with a Long Tall Sally pop-up shop. It didn’t take long to overcome my initial shock at being forced to strip down in front of two tall ladystrangers because I was excited to try on my finds. And, had I been prepared in advance that there would be communal dressing rooms, I would have been fine with it (and would have shaved my legs a little better). It was just the initial shock that caught me off guard. I’m not sure if this is how the dressing room situation is at all pop-up shops, but consider this my PSA. Just think of it this way…you get to see how stuff looks on other people and maybe even steal their LTS finds to try on for yourself.[**UPDATE** – When I went to my second LTS pop-up in 2012, I had my own dressing room. Not nearly as much fun as the communal one at my first one! :)]
Now on to the fun finds!! As you know, I was on the hunt for a dress to wear to my friend’s wedding, and my last ditch effort was trying to find one at the pop-up shop the day of the wedding. There were maybe 6 or 7 dress styles to choose from, and I’m picky so this is the only one that tripped my trigger. I believe the LTS folks said it’s a new item which probably explains why I can’t find it on their website but maybe it’s coming soon?
|For those of you who haven’t seen me in awhile…yep…I chopped my hair. Well…for me this is chopped.|
Yes yes. I know it looks great from the front (oops…does that sound conceited?) and I was rather smitten until I looked at the back and noticed how baggy it was from my neck down to the top of my rump. There was no way I could go a size down because I just barely stuffed my arms into the sleeves of the size 8. Sigh! I’m not surprised…I have a TERRIBLE time finding dresses that properly fit my size small top half and “size ample” bottom half.
I didn’t go home empty-handed though. No siree bob. In keeping with one of my favorite looks, tunics and leggings, I bought a cable knit tunic (size small) which will be perfect as we transition to cooler weather here in the South. My sister bought the tiered front jersey top in terra cotta (size small) which she promptly wore out on a date with her husband that night. Woohoo! I wish I still lived within clothes-stealing distance of my sister because I would definitely be raiding her closet for this top.
|More pics with palm trees in the background! Hooray for CA!!|
Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll share some of my musings and observations about the pop-up and tall shopping in general. Get excited!