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Cheap and Cheerful

Hey leggy lovelies,

The Nine West competition closes at midnight tonight, so make sure you get your entry in! One of you lovely lot is going to win yourself a £100 voucher. I have been absolutely blown away by the honesty and heart-felt words in the entries received so far, and I’ve had a good old knowing chuckle at some of your memories of being the “awkward one”. Well worth a read if you haven’t had a look already… some might even make you weep a happy tear.

What with it being June and all, the sun was almost kind enough to shine in London yesterday. Which was enough of an excuse for wine outside the Charlotte Street Hotel with the girls and a summery outfit.

I’m definitely feeling the post-holiday, pre-tax bill pinch, so these recent buys are seriously bargainous. The whole outfit below cost £60 (although I did cheat by paying Vietnamese prices on the shoes).

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Pretty laser cut details are all over bags at the moment, and I spied this seriously bold pink number whilst doing my trolley dash in Sainsburys. (If you forgo the brand names in the condiments aisle and buy economy loo roll, you can totally justify the £20 spend).

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New Look’s 3-pack of Tall T-shirts is well worth the investment. Although they’re not quite as long as the “super vest” in Miss Selfridge, They work out at just over 4 quid each and you can dress them up with statement necklaces, like this bright blue one. I’ve tucked mine into this floral New Look skirt (it’s not from the Tall range but the proportions looked reasonable on the website so I gambled).

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I had these leather sandals custom-made to wear with my maxi dresses and I love them, even if my toe is doing a “Julianne Moore” in the picture above. They’re a bit like my Henry Holland ones I featured ages ago that sadly died a death after getting caught in a pavement slab. Sigh.

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Tall Top, New Look £12.99 for 3 pack/ Skirt, New Look £16.99/ Tall Biker Jacket, Topshop £58/ Necklace, New Look £9.99/ Bag, Sainsburys £20/ Shoes, Custom-made in Vietnam £10

What do you think? And would you like to see some more budget-friendly pieces on the blog or is it leggy luxury you’re after?

L x

Tee Shop

Found your wardrobe to be a bit lacking in long-length t-shirts lately?

New Look‘s new and improved Tall range has a selection of purse-friendly printed tees ranging between £4 and £7.99.

Sorted.

Anyone else discovered any cool printed t-shirts recently that would work for us leggy lovelies?

L x

WIN a pair of Shoesissima Shoes

Ever seen a shoe competition in a  blog or magazine and thought, “Yup, I’d LOVE to win that beautiful pair of shoes… but as if there’ll be a pair in my size…”

Me too.

So I thought I’d right some wrongs.

This week, All the Tall things is offering you the chance to win a gorgeous pair of chunky-heeled sandals worth £79.99, courtesy of lovely large-size shoe brand Shoesissima.

Chunky-heeled sandals are everywhere thanks to the likes of Isabel Marant, Marni and Rag & Bone showcasing such styles on their S/S runways, but there are very few pairs available for us larger-footed ladies.

Enter the leather platform called “Kim” . If you’ve read my previous shoe posts, you’ll know I have something of a nudey fetish already, so this pair has fitted in to the family rather well. And it’s so versatile. Here are three ways I’ll be rocking mine this summer… (links to other products included where available.)

Beer Garden with the Mates

Top, Skirt & Bag, Primark/ Hat, River Island £16/ Necklace, Ark/ Bracelets, Republic

Date with the Boy

Top, Warehouse/ Tall Jeans, Topshop £40/ Earrings, Miss Selfridge/ Bag, Primark

Marbs* with the Girls

Dress, ASOS £25/ Necklace, H+M/ Bag, Next

*Technically I’ll be going to France with the girls this year… but I do wish I’d had this outfit when we were in Marbella…

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning, is drop a comment below telling us what you’d wear your pair with.

Good luck girlies! 🙂

L xx

Ts & Cs

The competition is open to all Leggy Lovelies, regardless of where in the world they live. You must include your email address in the relevant box with your comment, but this will NOT be visible and will only be used if you are the winner and we need to contact you regarding your prize. Shoes are available in UK sizes 8-12. Regrettably we cannot offer bespoke sizes. Competition closes at midnight on 18/4/13. Winner will be announced on the All the Tall things Facebook Page on 19/4/13. 

The Basic Vest EVERY Tall Girl Needs

Miss Selfridge isn’t exactly a place that bubbles over with long-length finds, but this season it does one thing better than anywhere else on the highstreet. The vest.

Its basic vest is a good six inches longer than most of the tops you’ll find in regular stores, and the quality is actually really lovely too.

I wear a lot of blazers for work, so I’ve racked up a fair few (2 black, 2 white, 1 khaki and 1 grey) for layering underneath. They’re also ideal for adding length underneath shrunken tops or just on their own for easy-chic with a pair of jeans.

They’re so long that a “normal” girl could almost mistake them for a dress, but sure enough, if you type “scoop vest” into Miss Selfridge’s search engine, you’ll find lots of basic “vests” that are MADE for leggy lovelies.

 

Plus they’re currently on the website at 2 for £12. What’s not to love?

L x

90s Grunge

Best get yourself a fizzy Panda and a Pop Tart. There’s a WHOLE lotta 90s goin’ down in this post.

Forget the bubblegum pop princess style of the Spice Girls though, because this year’s 90s trend takes inspiration from a very different scene. Think Nirvana, Hole, Mother Love Bone and Soundgarden.

Are you scared yet?

If you need some serious style inspiration, watch epic nineties films like The Craft and Cameron  Crowe’s 1992 romcom Singles. If you haven’t seen the latter, it’s a good ‘un… not least for the very cool Pearl Jam soundtrack. (My husband will give me a lot of respect points for saying that…)

I found a gorgeous skull skirt from H+M (be careful not to put your heel through it, as I nearly did a million times), and wore it with my denim Forever 21 shirt and Topshop biker.

If you’re looking for a super long-line vest (aren’t we always?), this grey one is from Miss Selfridge where you can currently buy 2 for £12.

The chunky necklace (and gold tone ring) hail from H&M, while the giant perspex cocktail ring is from Miss Selfridge.

Anyone game for grunging it up with me? And which of you leggy lovelies remember wearing this look the first time around?

L xx

Mega Mega White Thing

Clumsy girlies look away now. White is back in a BIG way for S/S 2013.

I’m not sure if this is good news for me. Am I the only 6ft girly whose limbs seem to have a  mind of their own? I’m bound to end up with a visible baked bean stain down my front.

If you want to give it a go, then this season take inspiration from Moschino, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli, and find white pieces with crochet and laser-cut details. Next has come up trumps with this trio of pretty tops.

Tops, all Tall @ Next

Hope you’re all having a wonderful week. Lots of pretty outfit pics and reader style coming your way, so stay tuned my lovelies.

L xx

The Dot Stop

Remember the dotty Stella McCartney dress worn by the likes of Liv Tyler and Kate Winslet? I drooled over that a lot. 

The lovely people at Long Tall Sally did us leggy lovelies proud with their version for Christmas party season. Dots, chiffon and — a trend that I’m only just coming to terms with because the feel of it can actually set my teeth on edge –velvet.

It was ideal for my friends’ winter wedding at Peckforton Castle yesterday. (If anyone else is obsessed with BBC3’s Don’t Tell the Bride, this is the venue with the birds of prey that fly down the aisle and give the ring to the best man. I know. Amazeballs).

Unsurprisingly, the dress has been a massive hit with LTS shoppers in search of a designer-style fashion fix. And has now completely sold out… doh.

I do prefer to feature clothes on All the Tall things that are still in the shops, but while LTS currently has no plans to renew this style, it was such a novelty to wear a long-sleeved evening dress that I thought I’d share my outfit photo (scary demon eyes and all…). Plus I think EVERY tall girl should be wearing five inch heels and massive headgear in 2013. If those poor little munchkins are going to stare at us anyway, we might as well give them something to look at.

 

 

If you weren’t quick enough to get the dress, then you can grab this similarly spotty chiffon top (£35) to wear with your jeans on Christmas day.

L xx

 

Christmas Drinks

Work drinks, girly drinks, Christmas Eve drinks in your local pub with everyone you went to school with. You need a few new outfits, but your credit card balance is already higher than the phone bill at Christopher Maloney’s nan’s house.

Thankfully you can add a bit of sparkle to your basics with Topshop’s Tall Stud Tube Skirt.

Top: Blazer, Topshop £65/ Top, Topshop £12/ Skirt, Topshop £40

Bottom: Necklace, ASOS £25/ Bag Love Moschino @ ASOS £160/ Shoes, Barefoot Tess (Up to a US size 14) £74.99

Anyone else found any pretty separates (skirts/ tops/ jackets?) that will glam up our weary wardrobes for December?

L xx

Hero Skirt

Have you ever bought an item of clothing that suddenly just makes your wardrobe “click”?

What I mean to say is: have you ever bought a garment that allows you to finally wear the shoes that always stay in the cupboard, or the tops that hardly see daylight? The piece that works equally well for relaxed lunches and glamorous dinners?

I found a skirt that ticks those boxes on Wednesday. I’ve called it my “hero skirt”, because it’s just one of those items that makes everything else in my wardrobe make sense. It’s from Topshop (£38), and though not from the Tall section, it’s a great “mini” length for a leggy lovely. Plus, it’s one of the more luxurious looking pleather items that I’ve seen on the highstreet. The shape is so flattering on a tall figure, because it adds volume and shape while still cinching you in at the middle. The relatively high waistline means that you can tuck-in and wear all those tops that you love but are a little on the short side, like this ultra-feminine lacey number from H+M (£19.99).

I’ve added a chunky New Look necklace, and some heeled black ankle boots from Topshop. These zip-up leather boots (£45) are actually my first ever Topshop shoe purchase. I realise that most regular-sized 27-year-olds would be flabbergasted by that, but I suspect that you lovely girlies will have shared my disdain for Topshop’s version of a size 9.

Spurred on by the recent shoe successes of ATTT reader Phillipa, I popped into Topshop on Wednesday and was delighted to find that these size 42s were a perfect fit. I don’t think I’ve ever had such an easy-breezy shopping experience. EVER.

There was a work reason for my shopping trip; I’ve been shooting with the MTV team this week — presenting a little advertorial for Remington that’s going to be running on TV and online in a couple of weeks. I had a gorgeously girly couple of days, chatting to a lovely bunch of ladies from across the UK about their hair, make-up and style for the forthcoming ad. I wore a couple of other nice pieces that I’ll get to share with you when the vid comes out.

I also wanted to take a moment to apologise for my lack of postings. I really do want to get back to a regular blog cycle, and I think that us leggy lovelies need more than one or two posts a week. I like to think that this blog is about more than fashion, and I want to be able to bring you a whole heap of confidence as often as I can. I know that this year the blog has seemed a bit stop-start – promises and pledges being made left, right and centre by me – but I really don’t want you to give up on ATTT. I will get things back on track, I promise!

L x

BOOM

My friends can’t seem to say a sentence at the moment without ending it with the word “Boom”.

“X Factor and takeaway night. Boom!”

“Got the job. Boom!”

“Hung my washing out. Boom!”

You get the idea. It’s more than mildly irritating.

But when I saw this top on the ASOS website — on one of the numerous dinky-sized models who have taken up residence there at the moment —  I decided it would be the perfect birthday prezzie for my little friend Jen.

Jen is my four-foot-eleven-and-a-half pocket pal. What she lacks in height she more than makes up for in enthusiasm; you can usually find her cheerful face lighting up children’s mornings on Channel Five’s Milkshake. With over a foot between us, we’re probably a right sight on the dancefloor, but the last thing either of us would ever want to be is average.

When the t-shirt arrived though, I realised that it was actually going to drown my little friend Jen, and that that I’d simply have the keep it for myself.

It definitely wasn’t a deliberate mistake (promise). It’s a size eight, which makes it all the more ridiculous that it fits me better than it would her.

T-shirt, ASOS £14

Today I wore it with a big chunky statement bit-o-bling from H+M (£12.99). And I managed to get Jen a pretty Moroccan style vase in TK Maxx instead, so she was a happy bunny too. Boom.

Seems it’s just as tricky shopping online when you’re at the other end of the spectrum. Perhaps we can expect a spin-off “All the Small things” very shortly…

L x

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