With 2015 now in the books, I’m taking a look back at some of the highlights that I wrote about on my tall fashion blog this year (and what a year it’s been)!
One of the biggest highlights of 2015 was our relocation from the U.S. to Europe. We arrived on December 3, 2014 and our first year as expats has FLOWN by. In the travel department, we sure covered a ton of ground including trips to Prague, Strasbourg, Amsterdam (and Keukenhof!), Champagne region, Loire Valley, Piedmont/Tuscany, Rhine River, Paris, London and Zurich (just to name a few).
Tall Blogger Meet-Ups
I was thrilled to be able to meet a few of my fellow bloggers in person. The first meet-up was with the lovely Karen from Tall Wife. We each took the train from our respective locations and met in Düsseldorf where we enjoyed a day of chatting, lunching and shopping. I love that Karen shares my passion for travel, interesting food and, of course, tall fashion. Discovering her blog and getting to know her was certainly one of the bright spots in my year.
I was also thrilled to have brunch with Sara from Girl in the Pretty Dress and Laura from All the Tall Things while I was in London. Sara and Laura are both such positive and supportive ladies, and it was truly a pleasure to meet them in person. Sara was then kind enough to spend the remainder of the day with me and the husband and we had a lovely time strolling around and taking in the London sights. We’ve kept in touch since and I also hope we get the chance to meet up again sometime soon!
5 Year Blogging Anniversary and Blog Re-Brand
In May, I celebrated the 5th anniversary of my blog. At that time, it was still named Long.Leggy.Lovin’ It! One of my big projects for this year was rebranding my website and moving it from Blogger to WordPress. I did the whole thing myself which gave me a great sense of accomplishment since I’m not really a techie person. I am SO thrilled with my new design and blog name (kudos to Anett from Tall Girls’ Fashion for helping me come up with it).
Tall Speciality Shop Challenge
In February 2015, I decided I was only going to buy clothing from tall specialty shops for the remainder of 2015. This has been an interesting project and I plan to write a full overview soon. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the fabulous people who own some of these speciality shops and have bought some amazing pieces throughout the year. To see all of my reviews in this series, click here.
In-Person Tall Shopping
Before moving to Europe, the extent of my in-person tall shopping was a few visits to Long Tall Sally pop-ups. In the last year, I’ve been to Long Tall Sally stores 3 times, had a blast checking out the tall boutique Pretty Tall in The Netherlands and had a splendid time at Copper Couture in Zurich Switzerland (write-up on my actual visit coming soon)! I can’t begin to tell you how heavenly it has been to try on tall clothing in person, but I’m sure you can probably imagine how much I love these experiences. Curious about in-person tall shopping in your area? Check out my Tall Shopping Road Trip Series.
A Big Thank You
And lastly, I want to say a big thank you to all of my readers and social media followers. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy interacting with all of you, reading all of your comments and hearing about your fashion highs and lows. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for all of us. Happy New Year!