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Black business suits for tall women

Business Suits for Tall Women (and How I Cheated on my Tall Specialty Shop Challenge)

A few weeks ago, I unexpectedly received an invitation to interview for a job.  I foolishly assumed that my black pant suit was in the closet and ready to go.  The jacket was there but the pants I normally wear were nowhere to be found. Yikes!  I rifled through my closet and found two more pairs of black dress pants. Phew! It seemed like I was in luck….or was I? I normally wear heels with my suits when interviewing (because nothing makes an initial impression quite like a 6’5 woman waltzing into a conference room), but I decided to wear these Tory Burch pointed […]

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Tall Trench Coat From Banana Republic

I really need to stop devouring food from outdoor markets whilst wearing my nice coats. I’ve had my tall trench coat from Banana Republic for years and have worn it all over the world from Asia to Europe to the U.S.  I love the way I feel in it – the way the belt perfectly defines my waist, the longggggg sleeves, the smart collar – it’s a classic and classy wardrobe staple!  Today, I managed to get a grease stain on my trench while eating a to-die-for grilled cheese at an outdoor food market, and I’m not sure if I’ll be […]

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4 Ways to Wear Chelsea Ankle Boots

I’ve been hesitant to try flat ankle boots for fear that my size 11 feet would look like massive, manly leather-covered blobs. When Long Tall Sally kindly let me pick a couple of fall items to try, the classic brown Chelsea boot caught my eye and I decided it was high time I conquered my fear of ankle boots.  When I opened the shoe box, I gave the somewhat large looking boots a dubious glance.  Slowly and suspiciously, I took them out and put them on, felt how comfortable they were, admired how classy they looked and realized that my preconceived notion about […]

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Tall Springy Top – Banana Republic

Even though my 4 month Shopping Tall Challenge is over and I’m now “allowed” to buy whatever I want, I still can’t seem to bring myself to buying “normal” sized stuff again. BUT, when all of my shorter friends and coworkers started trotting around in pretty, flirty springy tops, I first became obsessed with finding some for myself and then quickly became despondent because I was having a DEUCE of a time finding tall springy tops online that didn’t cost $486842840.  When I think of all of the boutiques and stores that sell “normal-sized” springy, short sleeved blouses for $20-$30, […]

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