Striped top floral skirt

Tall Clothing Review – Amalli Talli Striped Tall Tunic

I am thrilled to bits to bring you the latest purchase from my Tall Speciality Shop Challenge – a fabulous button-up tunic from tall fashion newcomer Amalli Talli.  Ever since Amalli Talli launched its online store, I’ve been oogling all of the refreshingly on-trend clothing and just knew I had to get some of these styles in my closet.

Tall tunic

Tall blue tunic

Since my heat-averse self is a bit obsessed with 100% cotton (and linen) at the moment, it should be no surprise that I zeroed in on this 100% cotton tall striped blouse.  At first glance, this blouse may look very proper (and maybe even a bit vanilla) with its high-buttoned neck and subtle pattern and colors.  Indeed, I initially thought to myself that this blouse would look good with my white jeans and my white linen skirt and almost quit my outfit brainstorming right there.

Then I gave myself a swift kick in the bum for forgetting all of my Project Remix skills and decided to dig deeper into my closet to see if there were any unexpected and colorful pairings to be made.   Guess what?! The subtle blue/white stripes make this top the perfect piece for pairing with brighter colors and other patterns.

Here are three ways I plan to wear this tall blouse:

Look #1 – Paired with Old Navy Floral Flirty Skirt, Naturalizer Wedges, Madewell Belt, Necklace Made by College Roomie

I almost didn’t try this blouse and skirt together but I’m so glad I did because it’s my favorite look of all three.  I’ve been a big fan of pattern mixing for awhile but mostly admire it on others and rarely do it myself.  Now I have the perfect pattern mixed outfit! Huzzah!  Since this skirt is a bit on the shorter side for me, I decided to button the top all the way up.

Striped top floral skirt

Tall tunic floral skirt

Look #2 – Ann Taylor Orange Textured Pencil Skirt, Paul Green sandals, Necklace Made by College Roomie 

The subtle light blue stripes also look great with my orange textured skirt.  Can you see the little roses in the skirt?  I count this as pattern mixing!  I unbuttoned the blouse and folded the collar back to make it into more of a v-neckline.  I was fine with the blouse all buttoned up for the first look since the skirt is shorter but when wearing the tunic with longer skirts or pants, I think the v-neck styling is more flattering.

Blue top orange skirt

Review of Amalli Talli Top

Look #3 – Lace top from Tall Snob Store, Lucky Brand Boyfriendish Jeans, Cole Haan Air Monica Flats

I know I keep calling the Amalli Talli top a tunic and here you can actually see it in all of its tunic-y glory.  At first, I was going to layer it over a simple white tank but I again challenged myself to find something a little bit more interesting.  I chose my lace tank from Tall Snob Store.  What do you think of this look?  Mr. L3 (probably need to come up with a new name for him now that my blog name has changed) wasn’t sold on it but I think it has potential.

Tall striped tunic jeans

Tall Tunic Lace

As you can see, I realized that my initial opinion of the tunic as more of a “basic” blouse was certainly deceiving because this top has the potential to pair with many different vibrant colors, patterns and textures.  I haven’t tried layering anything over it yet for cooler months.  That will be my next trick.  I am happy that the top can easily be tucked in, worn buttoned all the way up or worn with some buttons undone and possibly even worn in a vest-type style.

This will certainly be the first of many purchases from Amalli Talli. I literally want one of everything from their website!  Somebody confiscate my wallet QUICKLY!

Your turn…
Do you find yourself to re-imagining “basic” looking tops into more interesting outfits?  What’s your take on pattern mixing? Yay or nay?

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  • Reply Karen August 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Nice one!! I love that orange skirt! 🙂
    That last look, love the lace shirt: maybe you can add a belt too.

    I see more potential; leave it open, wear a colourful top underneath, tie the ends together so you get a little knot! 🙂

    Great find, can imagine you are pleased! 🙂

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 11, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks for the great ideas, Karen! I like the thought of a bright shirt underneath and definitely think a belt would look great. I tried tying the ends but it has pockets and they kind of bunched up and looked awkward. If I work on it, I might be able to make it work.

      I’m happy to hear you like the lace. I’m going to tell the husband he’s been overruled. 🙂

  • Reply Elise August 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I love this top! Never heard of that brand but I’m excited to see more tall ranges out there! 🙂

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 11, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks so much Elise! I agree – always exciting to see new tall stores open.

  • Reply Steph August 12, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I loved the printed skirt with it and I definitely liked the lace top pairing with blouse as tunic because it was visually interesting and brought color to the outfit. Well done on creating looks.

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 13, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Mom! 🙂

  • Reply antes Alta que sinsilla August 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Oh Beth, I’ve missed you all this time away from the blogs. I’m so happy to come back, you definitely re-inveted the mix and match this time! I love all three combinations but the first (with different patterns) and the third, as an upper layer are my favourite. The blouse is so long that it offers so many possibilities. You gave me some ideas for a blouse which I never wear it as an upper layer. I’m so happy to see the huge transformation you’ve made to your page. Very smart and easy design. I’m currently working on a massive change of my page too, but is getting endless! Hope I can bring it to light soon 🙂
    Have a great day preciosa! Besos!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 13, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Hi Paty! I’ve missed you too and am so happy you’re back. I’m glad you like my mixy/match looks and I’m also glad you like my new blog design. I can’t wait to see the changes you’re making to your website. It does take a rather long time to overhaul a website but it’s worth it. xo

  • Reply Allison @ The Tall Mama August 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I love all your pairings! They all look great! As it cools down that shirt will be great under blazers etc too.
    X Allison

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 13, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Allison! I wore the blouse yesterday in 35C heat and it kept me nice and cool. Hooray for breathable fabrics. I like your idea of pairing with a blazer. Maybe I will do a fall edition with this top once it cools down some.

  • Reply Paula August 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    The first outfit is definitely my favorite, but the third one is a close runner up. You look adorable in all three, and I love that blouse!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 15, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Thanks so much! Glad you like the looks and the top. I think it was a good/versatile buy and I hope to get lots of wear out it.

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