Monthly Archives: June 2012

Style Obsessions: June 2012

Elevated Style | Style Obsessions June

My monthly style obsession for June? Pointy-toe flats! I currently only have two pairs, but since I discovered how flattering they are on tall women, I’m certainly looking to expand my collection. Here’s what I have my eye on:

  1. Nine West Takenote Flat
  2. Steve Madden Vegass Flat
  3. J.Crew Viv Stripe Flat
  4. London Rebel Classic Pointed Toe Ballerina
  5. Ivanka Trump Aida Slingback Flat
  6. Joan & David Collection Women’s Hayli Flat
  7. J.Crew Viv Printed Patent Flat
  8. Nine West Superfly Flat

Readers: What do you think about pointy-toe flats?

Outfit Idea: Horizontal Stripes + Gold Accents

Elevated Style | Reformed by the Reformation Williams Dress 1

Reformed by the Reformation Williams Dress; H&M Earrings (similar); Forever 21 Bag (similar); Express Bracelet

Elevated Style | Reformed by the Reformation Williams Dress 2
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Here’s another knee-length dress for you! As I mentioned in my last post, this length and style dress is flattering on tall women.

Regarding the horizontal stripes―lately I’ve been doing some research because I wasn’t convinced that they make you look wider. There are some very mixed opinions out there including the theory that horizontal stripes actually make you look thinner. Crazy, right? See article here.

My verdict? I think it depends on a lot of factors (width of stripe, color, etc.), so if you like horizontal stripes, just wear them!  I fell in love with this dress, even though it had horizontal stripes.

Readers: What are your thoughts on horizontal stripes?

Review: Beyond Vintage Dress

Beyond Vintage Dress 1

Beyond Vintage Dress; Ralph Lauren Zabrina Pumps

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I bought this dress from Piperlime last year on a whim and haven’t worn it since. At 26″ long from the waist, it’s supposed to hit just at your calves. But I always found that length to be a bit awkward on me. This year I figured out that I could move the elastic waistband up higher, hence making the dress hit just at my knees. The results? Much better!

I think the proportion and silhouette of the dress works well on taller women (especially pear shaped tall women like me!). It elongates the body, but doesn’t cut the legs short. It nips in at the smallest point, and then flares out to hide flaws.

I chose not to accessorize with this dress as I felt that the sparkly gold feather embellishment was enough. I love the simplicity yet sophistication of this look.

Also, this dress is 100%  silk. Luckily it was windy out, otherwise I would have needed a slip. The dress did tend to cling to me.

Readers: What do you think of this dress?