Hello Leggy Lovelies,
Today you’re reading the 200th blog post on All the Tall things. Thanks very muchly.
I must admit, even I wasn’t completely convinced that I’d have enough to write about. Women are tall and, erm, that’s it, right?
Well, as it happens, there’s a damn sight more to being tall than not being able to find trousers that are long enough. And once I’d started — with a teeny little post about ballet pumps — I couldn’t really stop. I finally had an outlet to share EVERY little height-related thought or experience I’d ever had.
So here I am, 200 posts later, still trying on clothes in changing rooms across London, gushing over large-size shoes, pondering over dating dilemmas and generally hoping to rally the long-legged cause.
So I thought I’d acknowledge this little milestone by looking back on previous blog posts and asking what YOU want to see more of. (Or less of. Say it in a nice way and I think I’ll be able to take it). If you’re a relatively new recruit to the All the Tall things crusade, then it’s also your chance to see what you’ve been blooming well missing.
We’ve found gems on the humble highstreet…
Tried It On is the feature that helps you find clothes in “regular” stores that will still complement your height. You’ve sent in pictures of yourselves wearing long-length items including a maxi skirt in Mango, a jumpsuit in New Look and a satin dress in Fenn Wright Manson. Us leggy lovelies can be ruddy resourceful when we put our minds to it.
You’ve shown us that Tall IS stylish….
Last year’s Reader Style Week was a chance for tall women across the globe to share photos of their favourite outfits. You all looked so darn fabulous that I’ve now turned it into a weekly feature. Reader Style Friday shows off the outfit choice of a different leggy lovely every single week. If you’d like to feature, then send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve discussed Life, Love and Legginess….
…I shared my personal tall story, asked whether you’d date a shorty and dished out some tips for fabulous leggy living. You had a LOT to say about life as a tall woman, and it’s been so comforting to know that we’re all united in our experiences.
We’ve heard inspiring stories…
… from tall, successful women like Judy Rich, founder of Long Tall Sally and rower Anna Watkins, soon to be representing Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.
We’ve all had a good rant…
…about the trials and tribulations of shopping when you’re over 5’10, shop assistants who don’t know which shoes go up to your size and issues with clothing proportions.
I’ve said a big real-person “Hello!” on YouTube…
… and I’ve now added my past vlog posts to the brand new All the Tall things YouTube channel. There’s been a Christmas video, a spring one, and another coming very soon! I’ve also been adding other Tall-content videos that I find around the web, so let me know if anything out there catches your eye and inspires you, so that I can post it on the channel.
All the Tall things is now on Twitter…
…(I know, get me and my bad-ass 21st century ways) Follow me for even more Tall ramblings @tallthings
… And then there’s the Fashion…
We’ve looked at catwalk trends and celebrity style and found ways to create killer looks in clothes from the Tall specialists. I’ve also been on the hunt for the best emerging brands for tall women and regularly post about new suppliers worth trying. You can find a list of Tall retailers on your Little Black Book page, and use the “Search Site” facility to find out more about them.
I’ve had so much fun.
So now — looking ahead at the next two-hundred blog posts — I’d love to know what YOU want from the blog. Do you want more posts about life as a tall woman? Advice about dating/ shopping/ travelling as a leggy lovely?
Or do you prefer the fashion posts? This is essentially a fashion blog after all. Do the clothes I feature need to be a bit more purse-friendly? Or are you more interested in some luxe fashion posts? What would help YOU? Bigger shoe sizes? Clothes for very skinny/ curvy leggy lovelies? What isn’t there enough of? Go on, let’s have a chin-wag.
You can be as specific (‘I would like a post about large-size tangerine shoes with purple dots on please Laura’) or as general as you like. I can’t claim to be an expert, but what I lack in the guru stakes, I can make up for with passion by the bucketload. Did I mention that I care about you all a humongous amount?
Thanks for all your support. Anyone reckon they’ve read all 200? Mum?
Loads of leggy love and 200 kisses xx