Long Tall Sally tall blouse tassels lace

Long Tall Sally Review: Tassels and Lace!

Tassels, lace and pintucks! Oh my! I’ve found the perfect, pretty travel top for fall and not only is it comfy but it also has fabulous  eye-catching details.  Long Tall Sally kindly gifted me this lovely tunic, and I happily took it for a spin this weekend to see how well it would hold up whilst traveling on the train to and from the Rhine River.

Long Tall Sally black tunic

When I travel, I always keep two things in mind:

1) comfort
2) style

Under #1, I would also add stipulation 1(a) which states that my top must be long enough to avoid any flashing of my knickers at fellow passengers while I’m getting into and out of my  seat (and also when I’m just sitting there minding my own business).  As previously discussed, I have what’s known as “tall bum” so there is a lot of real estate to cover back there. Nothing annoys me more than having to continually tug on the back of my shirt to make sure it’s covering the waistline of my pants.  You know the feeling, right?  Long story short, I don’t want to have to fuss with my top AT ALL when I’m traveling.  I’m happy to report that this top is the perfect length falling just at the bottom of my bum in the back and hitting my upper thighs in the front.  The viscose fabric is very soft and drapey which also adds to the comfort.

Long Tall Sally Tall Tunic

Tall tunic lace sleeves

Now let’s talk about style. I endeavor not to look like a frumpalumpagous when I travel but it’s often hard to find garments that perfectly marry comfort AND style.  A lot of comfortable clothing is just plain blah and a lot of stylish clothing is insufferably uncomfortable.  This top is certainly not blah thanks to it’s pretty sleeves, tassels and pintuck detailing around the neckline.  I love that the tassel threads can be tied to create a keyhole neckline or can be left untied to swing to and fro as playfully as they please. The top is meant to be loose and flowy but does seem to run just a smidgen large so you may want to size down. I’m wearing a small and belted it to create some definition around my waist. Later in the day, I took the belt off and still felt like the top looked great.

LTS Tall Black Blouse

Didn’t realize my tassels had come untied but they still look good!

Long Tall Sally Tunic

Tassels tied to create pretty keyhole neckline

I foresee myself getting a lot of wear out of this Long Tall Sally tunic this fall!

Your turn…

Do you also try to wear items that are both comfortable and stylish when traveling?  What is your go-to travel style?

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12 Comments

  • Reply Allison @ The Tall Mama September 10, 2015 at 12:53 am

    This tunic is gorgeous! I love how you added the belt. When travelling I wear as much black as possible, primarily because it hides any grubby food marks from children! Also, I wear layers because if one of my layers gets food/drink/body fluid on it, I can just peel it off and have a clean layer underneath (Mama problems!) This tunic would be perfect! x Allison

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures September 11, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Allison! It sounds like you have your travel style down pat. I like your layering strategy and am going to remember it if/when I ever have kids. 🙂

  • Reply Paula September 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    That top is beautiful….I may try to find something similar for shorter people:)

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures September 11, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Thanks! I’ll keep an eye out for you. 🙂

  • Reply Jessica September 10, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I agree – the belt is great! Now you have a waist. 🙂

    -Jessica
    http://www.wearitforless.com

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures September 11, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Thanks for stopping by Jessica! Glad you like the belt styling.

  • Reply Jennie September 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    This is a a Beautiful tunic! Such fabulous details and it looks great belted.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots
    Come join me for the Fabulous Friday Link-Up!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures September 13, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks so much Jennie! And I’ll definitely check out your link-up

  • Reply Dawn Lucy September 12, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Such a beautiful tunic on such a beautiful lady! Thanks so much for being a part of the Fun Fashion Friday link up party!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures September 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Dawn Lucy! I always love participating in your link-up. 🙂

  • Reply Samantha April 17, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Hi, love your blogs and was just wondering how tall you are. My daughter is about 6ft 1 and shy and seems to have given up on fashion. I’m 5 11. Just wondering if you had any tips to encourage her to enjoy fashion xzz

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures April 21, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Hi Samantha. Thanks for your kind words! I am 6’2. I think my biggest piece of advice would be to figure out how to make fashion fun and to figure out the style and type of clothing that make you feel confident. I think the “fun of fashion” and the particular items that make you feel confident are different for every person. For example, I feel more confident when I’m wearing more modest but very-well fitting clothing that still shows my figure but doesn’t necessarily show a lot of skin if that makes sense BUT I love seeing how fellow tall ladies wear styles like mini skirts, strapless dresses etc. because I can tell it’s fun for them. Another tip might be for her to read some tall blogs or find some tall ladies to follow on social media to get some clothing ideas. I’m excited to have found such a diverse group of tall ladies online and am always getting fashion inspiration from them.

      How old is your daughter? Does she feel down about fashion because she cannot find clothing to suit her age range? If you tell me her age, I may be able to point you toward some retailers geared to her age. xo

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