Monthly Archives: April 2012

Style Obsessions: April 2012

Elevated Style | Style Obsessions AprilMy obsession for Spring colors and patterns continue. Check out my picks for the month here:

  1. J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton
  2. J.Crew Factory Open-Weave Fedora with Ribbon
  3. Women’s Montauk Slip-On
  4. J.Crew Factory Watercolor Floral Cardigan
  5. Essie in Camera

Readers: Are you ready for Spring

How-To: Pulling off Pencil Skirts as a Tall Woman

Elevated Style | J.Crew No 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton Pink 1

J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton; J.Crew Factory Stretch Perfect Shirt; J.Crew Striped Tee; Ralph Lauren Zabrina Pumps; Ann Taylor Perfect Belt; Tommy Hilfiger Sunglasses, DL40; H&M Bracelets; Forever 21 Bag

Elevated Style | J.Crew No 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton Pink 2
[spacer size=”.5″]Elevated Style | J.Crew No 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton Pink 3

You’ll see me wear a lot of pencil skirts. That’s because they’re so versatile, work appropriate and flattering on tall women. In fact, any body type can pull off a pencil skirt—as long as it’s the proper length, material and cut. Here are some pointers for women who have tall pear-shaped figures (like me!):

  • The traditional pencil skirt should fall around the knees or just below.
  • Something with a bit of structure is your best bet—a thicker material or some texture.
  • Choose a slim, but not tight fit. You should be able to move, sit, and bend, but the skirt shouldn’t be too loose or else you’ll look frumpy and shapeless.

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I am a huge fan of the J.Crew pencil skirts. Above, I’m wearing the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton. It comes in a variety of colors (I also have it in Citron, Warm Jade and Smoky Graphite) and is structured, yet comfortable.

Readers: What are your thoughts on pencil skirts?

Announcement: Long Tall Sally is Popping up in Boston

Long Tall Sally is a clothing label for tall women 5’8″ and over. I’ve just recently heard about this brand from my friend (who ironically is only 5’4″) and can’t wait to check it out.

They’re having a pop up shop in Boston on April 28-29 as well as a number of other pop up shops throughout the county. If your interested, check out the link here for more information.

I’ll see you there!

Readers: Have you ever tried any clothing from Long Tall Sally?