Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tip of the Week: Don’t Go Over the Top

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

Elevated Style | Ann Taylor Skirt 3

Elevated Style | J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Deck Stripe 3

Elevated Style | Calvin Klein Blaine Pumps 2

I don’t always feel as feminine as I’d like because of my height. I’ve discovered though, that you don’t need to wear excessive make-up, pile on the accessories, or flaunt a shorter skirt to look and feel more feminine. To look more feminine, just be subtle and elegant. A few smart pieces can go a long way.

I tend to avoid piling on the jewelry. If you look through my posts, you’ll see that my signature style for bracelets is very minimalistic!

Readers: Do you like to pile on the jewelry or do you feel comfortable wearing only a few key pieces?

How-To: Pulling off Midi Dresses as a Tall Woman

Elevated Style | ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back 1

ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back; J.Crew Factory Jean Jacket; Ralph Lauren Zabrina Pumps; Bauble Bar Sparkle Anchor Studs; H&M Belt

Elevated Style | ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back 2

Elevated Style | ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back 3

Elevated Style | ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back 4

Elevated Style | ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back 5

Elevated Style | ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back 6

Elevated Style | ASOS Midi Dress in Stripe With Scoop Back 8

ASOS doesn’t have a tall section but does have a nice selection of midi dresses. Midi dresses = PERFECT for tall women.

Midi dresses are supposed to reach well below the knee or to mid-calf. Because I’m tall, the “midi” dress I’m wearing above falls just below my knee. Not a problem! It’s perfectly long enough and I don’t have to worry about bending over! Win! Here are some tips on how to wear midi dresses (or any below-the-knee dresses, for that matter):

  • Pair with a pump or wedge to look less frumpy
  • Layer with a cropped jacket or cardigan to keep a long leg line
  • Add a belt to define the waist

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Readers: Have you tried wearing midi dresses?

Tip of the Week: Try ‘Really Red’ by Essie

Elevated Style | Essie Red Nail Polish 1

Elevated Style | Essie Red Nail Polish 2

A true, classic red nail polish like Essie’s Really Red is a great way to instantly add drama and sophistication to any outfit. It’s the perfect pop of color without looking too crazy.

I try to explore other colors, but I always find myself coming back to Essie’s Really Red! If you’re looking for a truly rich red color, look no further. The name says it all!

Readers: What’s your favorite classic red nail polish?