Long Tall Sally Review

Long Tall Sally Review! Spot Bow Blouse and Stitch Graphic Tunic

Remember my Long Tall Sally spot bow blouse and stitch graphic tunic that I sported during my trip to Vienna? Well I’ve been playing dress up with them and wanted to show you some fun ways to wear these items that Long Tall Sally kindly gifted me!

LTS Chunky Stitch Graphic Tunic (c/o)

Size: Small

Fit: The tunic is loose enough to be able to wear a fitted long-sleeve layering tee underneath (making it perfect for chilly weather), but not so loose that it looks saggy baggy. I’m very happy with the fit!

Special Details: The texture of the thick white thread woven throughout the tunic adds visual interest and the turtleneck style helps keep my neck warm. I’m also loving that the majority of the fabric make-up is cotton!

Verdict: Definitely a keeper! It gives me an excuse to wear my white jeans in the winter and is perfectly suited for traveling because it’s long, comfortable and “cozy chic”. I’ve already worn this tunic more times than I can count!

I’m wearing the tunic with: 36″ Inseam Mavi white jeans from Pretty Tall, J.Crew Extended Calf Boots and Kate Spade teal necklace

The tunic looks good with pretty much any color of jeans or pants, but I particularly like the way the black contrasts with my white jeans while the white thread in the sweater matches the jeans! Wearing white jeans in winter makes me feel brighter on a dreary day and also makes me feel a bit “rebel-ish” since some people say you should only wear them in spring and summer.

Long Tall Sally Review Long Tall Sally tunic for tall women

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LTS Tunic Details

LTS Spot Bow Blouse (c/o)

Size: Small

Fit: The blouse is a bit big/loose for my liking which also seems to be the sentiment in the website reviews. However, the looseness of the blouse is easily tamed by tucking it in. The sleeve length and general length of the top is spot on (hehe…spot on…get it?)

Special Details: Where do I start?! Of course, I’m obsessed with polka dots which is part of what drew me to this blouse. The plum color is pretty and mixes well with winter blacks and greys. This is my first pussy bow blouse and I like how prim and proper I feel when rocking this tie neck style. The blouse also buttons all the way down. I’m not sure if it would work to wear it unbuttoned (with something underneath of course), but I may try that in my next dress up session. Stay tuned!

Verdict: The top is great for layering under blazers (and possibly pull-overs like I experimented with in Vienna). The jersey fabric gives the blouse a more casual feel but also allows it to be dressed up or down.

Speaking of dressing up/down, you’ll see that I put together a casual outfit and dressier outfit while playing dress-up. Before I show you how you the results of my dress-up sesh with the blouse, here is the blouse on its own. Couldn’t resist a little subtle pattern mixing with the polka dots and animal print belt.

Polka dot blouse for tall women

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What I’m wearing with the blouse – Casual Outfit – Tallwater Slim Bootcut Jeans, Tory Burch Pointed Toe Flats, Banana Republic Puff Sleeve Blazer, Loft Animal Print Skinny Belt

I wore this outfit for a sushi date with some girlfriends this week (except I wore boots under my jeans instead of flats) and felt super put together.

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Tall polka dot blouse

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What I’m wearing with the blouse – Dressy Outfit – Banana Republic puff-sleeve blazer (also worn here); Ann Taylor graphic skirt (also worn here), HUE tights and Corso Como plum pumps (also worn here).

After I put this outfit together, I frowned at myself in the mirror, asked my husband what he thought, received a thumbs up from him and the outfit is really starting to grow on me. I’m still fairly new to pattern mixing and you just never know how prints are going to look together until you try them on which is half the fun, right?

Pattern mixing polka dots Pattern mixing graphic skirt polka dots

Your turn…

Do you like to mix patterns? What are some of your favorite combos? Do you like the tie-neck or “pussy bow” blouse style? How about white jeans in winter – yay or nay?

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6 Comments

  • Reply Allison @ The Tall Mama January 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Love how you’ve styled these items, they look awesome! I’m a fan of white jeans year round (here in Australia we have less defined seasons!) but I don’t own a pair. I’ve just never found a pair that works for me.
    I am a huge fan of the pussy bow blouse and have almost finished making one for myself with a vintage pattern. It’s a classic and timeless style! x Allison

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 31, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks Allison! I hope you find your perfect pair of white jeans someday. It took me many years to find mine. I can’t WAIT to see the pussy bow blouse you’re making. I’m sure it’s going to be fabulous and I’m going to want to steal it.

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes January 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Great pieces!

    And I really like the last outfit! I’ve just started to do a little bit of pattern mixing, and I really think it’s something that grows on you… I think you did well!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 31, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Andrea. You’re right about pattern mixing. Once you start, you just keep getting more and more creative. It’s quite fun.

  • Reply karen January 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Love both items! The polka dot blouse is lovely, and I like how it still shows a bit of skin underneath the bow to give it a bit more ‘edge’. And I’m really into winter whites (though I haven’t worn them a lot yet…), I love how you paired that very nice long tunic!! Great choices! xx

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures January 31, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks Karen I always try to position the bow to show a bit of skin through the keyhole otherwise it’s a bit too covered up I think. I would like to get more winter whites too (like your MARGE skirt). 🙂

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