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Talltique Review! My Black Friday Steals

2015 may be winding down but I still have some Tall Speciality Shop Challenge purchases to show you including another Talltique review. My very first purchase in this shopping challenge was my beloved faux leather bomber jacket from Talltique, so it seemed fitting that some of my last purchases in the challenge also be from Talltique.

After taking a chance and falling in love with my ruana wrap this fall, I decided to order a similar piece from Talltique – a burnt orange drapey sweater vest. Similar to my ruana, I’m still figuring out how I want to style this piece, but I threw the following outfit together and ventured out for a girls’ day with a friend. My friend also happens to love photography and did a quick photo shoot of me as we were waiting for the bus. Huzzah! I’m pretty sure the other folks at the bus stop thought we were a bit nuts but we didn’t care!

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I paired the sweater vest with my new gray jeans that I bought in Switzerland, my Long Tall Sally striped top and my J.Crew boots. I fretted a bit about whether the sweater vest would fit OK under my long coat (which you can see on Instagram by clicking here), and it fit just fine which is great since the thick fabric of the vest provides a nice layer of warmth.

As I mentioned above, I’m still trying to figure out how to style this piece. I typically don’t like a lot of bulk up top because I don’t want to hide my figure. That’s why I decided to wear the sweater vest open with a fitted top underneath as opposed to using the sewn on hooks to fasten it all the way across.  I also tried belting it when I was playing dress up the other day but have yet to nail that look.  Overall, I love the color, the fabric and the way the vest drapes, so I know I’ll find plenty of ways to wear it.

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Necklace – Noonday Collection; Watch – Daniel Wellington; Rose gold bracelet – Paris flea market

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Of course, I couldn’t resist twirling and tossing some leaves because that’s what you do during a bus stop photo shoot, right?

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As for my other purchases, I’ve been wanting to try Talltique’s basic tees and tanks for quite awhile and am happy I finally bought a few pieces. First up, the long sleeve scoop neck tee which I bought in the wine color since I already have long sleeve layering tees in black and white. One of the unique things about both this top and the two tanks (which are all made in the USA by Nikibiki) is that they are one size for sizes 4-14 (and there is also a plus size version for sizes 14-22). The top is insanely stretchy and soft and the only way I can describe the fit is that the top basically shrink-wrap conforms to my figure.  Some ladies even use these tees as maternity tops since they apparently stretch really nicely over one’s baby bump. Should I ever grow such a bump, I will let you know what I think.

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I don’t usually wear super tight tops on their own but I at least wanted to show you how the top looks in all its glory. Thanks to this tee’s form fitting style, it is the perfect layering piece which is what I bought it for.  The flattering scoop neck not only creates a flattering neckline for showing off favorite necklaces, but the neckline also won’t conflict with the necklines of the tops I wear it under (which is often an issue for me with my layering pieces).  In this photos, I paired the top with my Loft gray blazer and long necklace, Banana Republic skinny jeans, Corso Como  booties and Wildflower Roots short necklace.

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I don’t know about you but I always need good black and cream layering tanks in my life.  I’ve already worn these two tanks several times since they arrived which means I’ve made a smart purchase.

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I couldn’t bring myself to taking photos in tank tops during the cold winter so just imagine the same fit as the long sleeve tee pictured above but in tank form. Again, I don’t think I’ll be wearing these form fitting tanks by themselves but they are the perfect base layer for me and are just the ticket for wearing under all of my sheer tops.

Your turn…

How do you feel about bulkier tops? Do you find you have trouble figuring out how to style them or do they naturally fit in with your other clothes?  Are you constantly on the prowl for layering pieces?  What’s your layering strategy for winter?

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15 Comments

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes December 31, 2015 at 1:30 am

    The sweater vest looks great! Love the boots with it! I also usually wear bulkier tops with something form fitting underneath. The tees & tanks seem perfect. Interesting that they come in one size for such a wide range, but it clearly seems to work!

    Wishing you a healthy & happy 2016!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures December 31, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Andrea! I threw this outfit together pretty quickly before dashing out the door so I’m happy it looks OK. I agree that the one size of the tees and tanks is interesting but the fabric is so stretchy that I guess it makes sense.

  • Reply Stephanie December 31, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Beth, I LOVEEEEE the way you styled the sweater! Isn’t it super cozy? I love the long sleeve tops, too – they’re so hard to find elsewhere. Per your question, bulky tops are “iffy” for me. I’ll only wear them if I have something fitted or sheer and flowy underneath. I need a distraction from my midsection so I’m very careful about where things fall on me…lol. Great post! I can’t wait to partner on something in the future! 😉

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures December 31, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Thanks so much Stephanie! The sweater vest is indeed very cozy and I’m excited to pair it with other items in my closet. Sounds like you have some great ideas about styling bulkier tops. And I agree that the long sleeve tee is great! Looking forward to partnering too.

  • Reply Anett December 31, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I love the flowy shape of the sweater vest and I wish I could wear such a colour without looking worryingly pale! Also love the bus stop photographs — can’t complain when you have such a pretty bus stopto shoot in, can you?. 😉 Did Talltique ship to your German address or did you have it shipped to the US? I hope you have a happy new year, Beth! Though I’ve been very busy lately I hope we can get that linkup off the ground. Take care!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Anett! I do love burnt orange and have never thought about whether it makes me look pale or not but hopefully it doesn’t… 🙂 Talltique does ship internationally and I’ll email you about the shipping details. Something tells me 2016 is our year for the link-up! Wishing you and yours a very happy new year as well!

  • Reply Fi December 31, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I love these reviews even though I’m unlikely to ever shop at Talltique myself (being in the UK and all). You and your tan Talltique jacket inspired me to ask for a similar jacket for Christmas (from UK site Tall Girls) and I love it! I wear tan boots all the time because they go with everything so I figure a tan jacket will be the same. Happy New Year to you! X

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      I’m so thrilled that I inspired you to buy a tan leather jacket and I hope you get as much wear out of yours as I’ve gotten out of mine the past year. I also get a ton of wear out of my tan boots! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Steph December 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I love the sweater on you but for some reason I’m not keen on buying one myself. Although bc it is a vest I might rethink that. I definitely want to get a long sleeve T after your description. I realized I could make good use of them for layering so I’ll be heading to Talltique to check out and probably buy. You looks fantastic btw and I love how you are so creative pairing your clothing pieces and jewelry together. So fashionable.

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      The sweater vest might work for you since you like ruanas, but I think you’d get more wear out of the layering pieces. I think the sweater vest is currently sold out anyways. Thanks for all of the compliments. 🙂

  • Reply karen January 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Haha, bus stop photoshoots are the best! 🙂 Never done one, but I love the idea. 🙂 The color of the vest is very nice and suits you and the time of year very well!

    As for layering: I love it! In winter, I wear tank tops all the time, then often a t-shirt or long-sleeve, and then a cute knit, or a blouse if I’m going to work. I also use scarves as an extra layer if I’m not sure if I’m dressed warm enough. If I am, it’s a nice accessory anyway. 🙂

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Yes! We had meant to do a photo shoot more around the city but ran out of time. When we got to the bus stop and realized we had 11 minutes to wait, we went for it.

      I like the sounds of your layering strategy. I’ve been starting with a tank top layer too just to add extra warmth. And I love scarves! I need to buy more.

  • Reply Sara January 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I love the wine coloured top – it’s such a great colour for winter and looks great on you. The necklace you styled it with is beautiful too!

    Sara xx
    http://www.girlintheprettydress.com

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 12, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Thanks! I’m glad I took a chance on this color since it’s not one I normally wear. I’m surprised by how many things I’m able to wear it with though

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