My mom came to visit me in Europe for a splendid 2+ weeks. She just left a couple of days ago, and I’m crying in my beer wine because I miss her something fierce, but at least I can console myself by going through the 9837453980578932 photos from her visit.
We definitely covered some major turf during her trip visiting 3 countries and several interesting sites. More importantly, we trekked to a Long Tall Sally store and spent a sublime two hours shopping until we dropped.I just love that LTS has fabulous styles that are suitable for a broad age range such that a mom and daughter can happily shop together. Maybe one day when my niece is older, my mom, sister, niece and I can all pop into an LTS together for a “3 generation” shopping spree. What a dream that would be!!
I found a couple of fabulous dresses for my upcoming summer vacation (sneak peek of one of them here on Instagram). I’ll will share more details on the dresses with you soon but first, here is what my lovely mom bought.
Mom was looking for some everyday tops/blouses and cropped pants. I think she was initially a bit “meh” when the shop attendant and I ganged up on her and forced her to try on these floral cropped jeans because she wasn’t convinced they were “her”. The moment she stepped out of the dressing room, I knew she HAD to buy them. They had the 3 Fs going on…fresh, fun and flattering. This just goes to show how amazeballs it is to be able to try a ton of tall styles on in person (even stuff you’re lukewarm about). You’re lukewarm attitude may just start to sizzle once you see how the clothes actually look on you.
The colors are so pretty and the floral pattern is perfect for spring and summer.
According to Mom, the bit of stretch in the jeans make them super comfy and figure flattering and they also hold the tummy in. She also bought the LTS everyday tee and it goes perfectly with the jeans.
Mom also picked up this white cotton wrap shirt, and I suspect she’ll get a lot of wear out of it. You really can’t go wrong with a white blouse especially when it has some nice details like a flattering neckline and tie waist. Given my infatuation with bows, it should come as no surprise that I adore the bow tie detailing.
Check out the longggggg sleeves and great body length of the blouse!
We also tried tying the blouse “cummerbund” style. I just noticed on the LTS website that they have it wrapped around once (instead of twice) and tied in the back which might work better. Either way, a wrap blouse with generous “ties” is the perfect way to define your waist, dontcha think?
Of course, Mom had to have a photo op outside the store (sporting her LTS pants previously reviewed here).
Speaking of those pants, I can’t resist sharing one of my favorite photos from her trip. She didn’t know I was snapping it (I’m sneaky like that), and I love the “I’m just soaking all of this up” look on her face as she walks around the quaint little village of Riquewhir in the Alsace region of France.
Have you ever had a chance to do some tall shopping with a family member? Or, have you ever had a friend or store employee convince you to try something on that you didn’t like on the hanger but loved once you were actually wearing it?