tall girl problems

That's me on the left.

(That’s me on the left.)


I’ve been a giant most of my life, reaching my current height of 5’10” some time in middle school. I remember having to shop in the men’s department for pants that wouldn’t flood. Back then, I didn’t think much of it. But as I came into my own and stopped doing to Aaliyah-esque big pants + baby top look, I wanted the flares and whiskered styles all my friends and classmates wore. I wanted just as many choices but had to look a little harder {and pay more} to find length and┬á style.

a no-no

a NO-NO

Luckily I’ve found an awesome brand of go-to jeans that I love that combines all the things on my shopping list: style, affordability, quality, variety and LENGTH! {p.s. I’m ALL for cropped pants that are created to be short. On everyone. But we all know the difference between on purpose and, well, too damn short!} With all that said, I can really appreciate when a brand or retailer takes the time to recognize us talls as customers. {And loyal customers if you keep us happy! Trust!}

Paris Colored Skinny, $32

Paris Colored Skinny, $32

Just like big girls are as fly and have as many options as the size 4s, we tall chicks need that same kind of love and attention.

We’re in the same boat with pregnant women who don’t want to feel like they’re wearing a bed sheet or grandma’s muumuu every time they get dressed.

We all just want fashion that accommodates our different body types.

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I’ve known of Alloy for about half my life and have shopped with them a few times. They have always had some really trendy juniors clothing, including the very necessary long length pants. It’s been awhile since I purchased anything but I did spy a tall shop (aptly named Alloy Tall, just so there’s no confusion) when visiting their site on a swimsuit sale hunt.

Spoon Denim Jumper, $52

Spoon Denim Jumper, $52

Alloy Tall caters to our long legs with longer inseams {up to 39″ ­čśÇ omg}. It┬ácelebrates our lengthy torsos with long tops and grounds our bigass feet with extended shoe sizes. And, dang it, they sell maxi dresses that hit the floor!!

Elan Gauze Maxi, $83

Elan Gauze Maxi, $83

I love it!

And, of course, my love and appreciation for it brings me to share this useful information. So if ya don’t know, now ya know!

I’ve been there, talls. I know the frustrations of seeing my ankles in every pair of “long” jeans and making maxi skirts look midi. {Still having an issue finding a one-piece bathing suit that stretches comfortably to my torso, btw. I’m optimistic tho!} ┬áBut if you’re in the market for any of the items I’ve mentioned plus some, head on over to Alloy and show them some love.

Happy shopping, fellow talls!!

 

 

 

 

My Summer Soundtrack

I’ve been discovering a lot of new music- well, new to me. I’ve always loved R&B and soul [new and old school], pop, funk and a little disco [thanks to my parents].

But as of late, I have opened up my ears to many many more artists and genres beyond my favorites and go-tos and have found quite a few gems. It’s a bittersweet moment when you eargasm-

like, damn, how come I’m just hearing this amazing song? And where has this artist been all my life?! Then the bitter: why don’t they play this angelic track on the radio? And why was this artist buried under all of this mainstream bs and so hard to find? Grrrr!

Then I calm down and just luxuriate in the fact that I found such audible beauty in my lifetime. And share!

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So this summer and every summer and season to follow, The Stuyvesants will be fulfilling my auditory desires. Of course they’re from Brooklyn because Brooklyn seems to be wired to pump out awesome talent after awesome talent. Although they’re simply defined as “instrumental hip hop,” their songs are so funky, sexy, fun and just so feeeel goood. I think anyone that appreciates music will love this dynamic duo with their top down, feel the breeze tracks. The Stuyvesants nod to those good old school classics [also evident in their album covers and short songs], making you wanna bust out your plaid suit and do some Temptations spins and sing to yo lady.

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I really really really like these guys and hope to discover more artists like them in my hunt. Feel free to comment with any suggestions [including where to find.]

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And you can download all of The Stuyvesants’ albums for free on their website. [I love them all but I think The Finer Things: Vol. 1 might be my fav..] And send them a love note to tell them how awesome they are. [I did.]

Happy listening!!