I’m always so last minute with Halloween and therefore usually resort to pre-packaged costumes. I know, boring. And every year, all of the pre-packaged costumes I try on are way too short (like barely cover my butt short)! I don’t know how women over 5’10” do it! Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years:
- Size up. The costume I’m wearing is a large, even though I usually take a size small or medium in dresses.
- Look for something that you can wear black leggings or tights with.
- When wearing it, try not to bend over!
This year, the flapper costume fit the bill and above are some shots from this past Saturday night. I had a fabulous time and was surrounded by some of my favorites (namely, a punk princess and the Morton’s Salt Girl)!
Hope you all have a happy Halloween!
Readers: What workarounds do you have for dealing with short Halloween costumes?
Finding a flattering blazer when you’re tall is not easy!
Let me set the scene. I had been searching for a blazer for months. I wanted something longer that I could wear with skinny jeans (to work) or with a short skirt and boots (for the weekend). I tired on a number of tall blazers, but none were long enough for the look that I was going for. Just when I had given up hope, I saw this CRAZY LONG blazer in the final sale section of the Ann Taylor website. Here are some tips for finding a perfect blazer if you’re tall:
- Look outside of the tall section. The blazer I’m wearing above is from the regular section. On anyone shorter than me, I’m convinced this would look like a lab coat.That’s probably why it was in the sale section!
- Look for something long, hitting just below the widest part of your hips. This helps create the illusion of a more slender silhouette.
- Look for buttons that fall at your natural waist. Stay away from buttons that hit too high.
- Stay away from boxy silhouettes and try to find something more tailored. Tall pear-shaped women (like me) should try to find blazers that have an a-line shape.
Readers: Have you found the perfect blazer?
I’ve been adding subtle traces of leopard print in with my outfits lately. It’s a trend that keeps coming back and has been all over the Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collections. Here are the ways I’ve been safely incorporating leopard print into my wardrobe:
- J.Crew Leopard Print Scarf
- Alexander Wang Ponyhair Prisma Wristlet
- Nocona Jungle Crystal Bracelet
- Sabine Faux Leopard Hair Bangle
- Anne Klein Zya Animal Print Pumps
Readers: What do you think about leopard print?