Blue tall tunic

Ready for Spring! Vibrant Blue Long Tall Sally Tunic

Who is ready for spring?  Raise your hand!  Me me me…I am!!  It has been grey grey grey gloomy rainy snowy and more grey here, and I am in dire need of all things BRIGHT to cheer me up. 
 
When Long Tall Sally sent me the two pocket tunic from its new spring collection to try, the vibrant blue color of the blouse immediately perked me up.  You know a color is eye catching when you send your sister-in-law the below photo with only a hint of the sleeve and hem showing and she says “I like that blue. What does the whole shirt look like“?  (Yes.  I am about to devour some greasy Prague street food in the form of “hot potato on a stick”…don’t judge).

 


I usually try to take new items for a test drive before reviewing them.  Luckily, the tunic arrived just before Mr. L3 and I dashed off to Prague for the weekend, and I was able to wear it whilst meandering up and down endless cobblestone lanes, across various bridges, on a visit to Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral…you get the idea.  Behold how grey and dreary the weather looks in the photos.  The vibrant blue really stands out against the grey backdrop, don’t you think?

 

Long Tall Sally Tunic
Posing on the Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background.
Note the Mandarin collar, two front pockets and longgg sleeves!
Long Tall Sally Tunic
Boat watching
Long Tall Sally Blue Blouse
Getting my fix of quaint cobblestone lanes
Long Tall Sally Tunic
The tunic is the perfect length in the back!
For my Prague adventures, I paired the tunic with my black J.Crew Reid jeans, black LTS long-sleeve tee, a black belt from WHBM, my trusty Aquatalia waterproof suede boots and a Marc by Marc Jacobs cross-body bag. Wearing this much black is all fine and good for
winter but for spring, I will wear the tunic with lighter colors (and with white jeans if I can ever find some that fit me).  I would even wear it with a pink shirt underneath as shown on the LTS website.



Fit – Let’s talk about the fit of this tunic for a second. I am wearing a US size 6 (EU38/UK10) and – true confessions – I could not button the last two buttons of the tunic thanks to my size 10 hips.  At first I thought I would have to send it back for an 8 but realized that would have been too baggy everywhere else.  After playing around with it for a bit, I decided I like wearing the tunic with the first few and last few buttons undone.  Just be aware that the tunic is basically a straight fit all the way down, so if you are like me and are a size 6 up top and 10 on the bottom, you may have trouble wearing it fully buttoned. I’m not always a fan of hi-lo hems but this one works on me.  The length in the back provides ample coverage for my backside and the front falls a few inches down my thighs. 
 
Special Details – To me, the Mandarin collar is more flattering and interesting on the tunic than a traditional collar would be so LTS did a good job there.  The two large pockets add some interest to the front and the button cuffs adds a touch of elegance. 
 
Wearability – This is truly a transitional piece to take you from winter to spring and again from fall to winter. You can easily layer a long sleeve top under it for colder weather or a tank for warmer temperatures. It can also transform seamlessly from a day look with skinny jeans and flats or boots to a night-out look (just add heels and some statement jewelry).
 
I’ve had great luck with LTS tunics and I find myself wearing the ones that I’ve bought quite frequently and in all seasons. I’m not the only one loving this tunic.  It has rave reviews on the LTS website and there’s currently a 2 week wait for all sizes. If you want it, order quickly before they run out!
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5 Comments

  • Reply auntp February 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Love seeing your outfits against the background of Prague:)

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures February 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks! It's a nice change of pace from shooting indoors.

  • Reply Abs February 20, 2015 at 2:49 am

    Love the blue with the black jeans/belt and with the scarf! You must have been cold in the shots without your jacket! Way to brave the chill!

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures February 20, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Thanks! Yeah. It was a bit chilly once I shed the jacket but we snapped the shots rather quickly. 🙂

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