As you may recall, my 4 month Shopping Tall Challenge is now in full swing and, so far, 4 out of the 5 items I’ve ordered fit me perfectly. As I go back and forth between wearing my tall sized clothes and my non-tall clothes, I find myself getting REALLY frustrated and pouty with the fit of some of my non-tall clothes. For example, I’m pretty sure the sleeves on both of these non-tall sweaters that I bought a year ago are meant to be full length. But on me…not so much. Sigh.
|Unintentional 3/4 sleeves. Pout!|
Enough of my poutiness…let’s move on to the happy topic of my fabulous new blouse from one of my all time favorite tall retailers – Tall Couture. I’ve bought around 5 or 6 items from Tall Couture over the years from coats to jackets to tops and have loved every single piece (especially my favorite coat as seen on All The Tall Things). Now that I have a new job, I need to beef up my blouse collection, and I’ve had my eye on the 382 Long Sleeve Blouse for awhile now. I initially thought I might get the solid black or solid blue style, but realized that my wardrobe is seeming kind of snoozy lately with a lot of solids and stripes. So, I decided to take the print plunge and buy this one! Boy am I glad I did! I’m IN LOVE with it! The sleeves are the perfect length, the material feels really nice and even a little silky and cool on my arms so it’s like having my own personal AC unit built into my blouse. I love the flirty, slightly flared hemline, the overall flowyness of the garment, the 3 gold buttons and the overall length of the blouse which pretty much covers my bummy (as my 3 year old half-British niece would say to refer to her backside). I’ve never been a huge fan of tie waist shirts. You know how it is when you have a plain shirt with a tie waist…doesn’t it always bunch up and look awful and not lay right?
Maybe it’s just me but it drives me batty. However, this one hits me in exactly the right place AND has an elastic waistband that the tie lays over so the fabric doesn’t get bunchy. And since I know you’re dying to see another awkward fabulous self-portrait of me…here ya go.
I’m already plotting what my next purchase from Tall Couture will be since I seem to have really good luck with them.