Denim for the Vertically Gifted

 

A couple weeks ago, I took a fellow tall blogger’s advice and purchased the Frame Forever Karlie white skinny denim. They were marked down and the inseam measured at 35.5 inches. I was instantly sold.

Does anyone else remember that point in time, about ten years ago, when you could find a long length (36″ inseam or greater) style in any premium denim line? #memories. Reminiscing of 7 for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, AG Adriano Goldschmeid, Joe’s Jeans, and the now defunct Rock and Republic, and soon-to-be-defunct True Religion. Even though the most popular style now seems to be cropped and skinny (even in the instances of tall line – looking at you, J.Crew), there are many options available today if you are willing to look for them. Over the past few weeks, I have made it my mission to uncover other premium denim styles with long length inseams.

In addition to the picks below, I have pinned a larger selection of long length denim on my denim Pinterest board. You are welcome.

flare blue jeans // flare white jeans // skinny dark blue jeans // skinny blue jeans // skinny white jeans // slim bootcut jeans // bootcut jeans // dark denim bootcut jeans

Five Miles in Flats

The weather this past weekend was so beautiful. The fiance and I spent Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then wandered through Center City and stopped at Miel Patisserie for iced tea and macarons.

 

The flats I wore allowed me to walk the five miles around Philadelphia. It was such a gorgeous day that I knew I needed to wear shoes that I would be able to wear for the long run, so I built my outfit around them. The shirt I picked is the one that inspired me to start this blog. The skirt is one I spotted last fall, but it wasn’t until I was thinking of bottoms that would pair well with said shirt, that I moved forward on purchasing the skirt post-holiday on a deep markdown.

I am obsessed with these sunglasses. It is the combination of the blue lenses and tortoise frames with the gold plated arms that gets me. I became obsessed, didn’t make a move, experienced dire remorse when they disappeared from all online stores they previously had presence in, obsessed even further, and finally, called the designer to ask if they had a pair in their brick and mortar store. They did and I got them as a Valentine’s Day gift.


tall blazer (similar) // shirt (similar) // skirt // sunglasses (similar) // flats (similar) // cuff with pearl and gold // earrings

Winter Blues

Philadelphia was hit with snow last Thursday. Although it was only a minor storm, the snowfall was enough to shut down offices across the region. Cut to two days later on Saturday, when the temperatures returned to the 50s and all reminders of the snowstorm had disappeared. 

I have discussed my love for tall-sized outerwear in the past. While J.Crew offers their styles in Nelo Gori, I have found that Gap and Banana Republic offer even their winter styles in lighter fabrics. While it would not have been an appropriate layer for last Thursday, this fabric happened to be perfect for Saturday when I needed a coat for a mild winter day. I find that the outerwear styles, from all of the brands, fit true to size.

There was a certain time during high school when mainstream retailers were releasing rhinestone embellished jeans, leather separates, and metallic pieces. I credit the theatrical release and success of The Matrix. Unfortunately I rarely got to wear any of these items since they never came in tall sizes. Given how I missed out, you can understand how I immediately had to buy a pair of embellished jeans when I found a pair in tall! While the waist fits true to size, the legs are especially skinny but have enough stretch to accommodate the cut.

Here is hoping that we get another snow day…or we get spring temperatures sooner than later!

blue stripe button down // rhinestone jeans // peacoat (similar) // sunglasses // watch // cable cuff with gold and pearl // quatrefoil ring //  pearl earrings //  pumps (similar)

A Fab Collab: Beyond Yoga x Kate Spade

 

My Sunday mornings are for yoga. Sometimes brunch afterwards, but always yoga.

Last Sunday, I deviated from my standard wunder under-based ensemble to try out a pair of yoga pants that I purchased over a year ago, yet still had the tags attached. The first Beyond Yoga x Kate Spade collaborative collection was released in the fall of 2015. Since then, there have been at least three more releases.

I initially bought these leggings in a medium and had to exchange for a large. I usually do not love cropped leggings (#tallgirlproblems) but these were long enough that they did not turn into Bermuda-length bike shorts. The rise on these leggings is particularly low. Compounded with the facts that the waist ran large and the fabric didn’t have enough stretch to bounce back, I found myself repeatedly pulling up the leggings throughout the class. Flowing through chatarunga to up dog, my pants definitely creeped when they caught on my yoga towel. I regretted going up a size while trying to mellow out in down dog; however I think sticking with the medium would have made the leggings too tight throughout the legs. If you have slim legs, these are the leggings for you – just err on the small side.

They are cute leggings, but unless every other pair of leggings are in the hamper, I will not be wearing these to yoga or any other fitness class again. Breaking from down dog to pull up your pants…ain’t nobody got time for that!

gray tank // capri legging (similar) // yoga mat // yoga towel