Monthly Archives: February 2013

Style Obsessions: February

Elevated Style | Style Obsessions February
What better way to welcome Spring by introducing small pops of bright color into your wardrobes? Here are my picks:

  1. Long Tall Sally Quilted Toe-Cap Bow Ballerina
  2. B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess ‘Jordan’ Heel (Navy)
  3. Gap Leather Ballet Flats
  4. J.Crew Janey Liberty Print Flats
  5. Banana Republic Ashley Bow Ballet Flats
  6. J.Crew Collection Cece Liberty Floral Ballet Flats
  7. Long Tall Sally Almond Tow Perforated Ballerina

Readers: Are you starting to wear bright flats yet?

Tall Trick: Every Tall Woman Should Own a Chunky Heel

Elevated Style | Sperry Top-Sider Princeton 3

J.Crew Factory Wool-Blend Walking Coat; J.Crew Perfect-Fit Long-Sleeve Tee; J.Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool; Sperry Topsider Princeton Boots; J.Crew Leopard Print Scarf; Hue Tights; H&M Bracelets (similar); J.Crew Factory Earrings

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Elevated Style | Sperry Top-Sider Princeton 2

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Do you find that stilettos and dainty shoes look lost on your tall frame?

Your ankles will thank you because sturdy, chunky heels are back in style. AND they are flattering (and functional!) on tall women.

When paired with the right outfit, chunkier heels can help slim the ankle and balance out tall proportions. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years on how to wear chunky heels:

  • Chunky heels under boot-cut jeans is a no-no. This will look too clunky! When you wear chunky heels—especially chunky ankle boots—your pants should stop at your ankle.
  • Chunky heels look best with skinny jeans, cropped pants, leggings, or tights.
  • Chunky heels can also look great with a mini or pencil skirt. Just make sure your hemline falls above the knee.

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Readers: What’s your go-to chunky heel?

Review: J.Crew Tall Schoolboy Blazer

Elevated Style | J.Crew Tall Schoolboy Blazer 1

J.Crew Tall Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel; J.Crew Factory Chambray Shirt (similar); William Rast “Jerri” Stardust Ultra Skinny Leg Jeans; Anne Klein Zya Leopard Pump; American Eagle Necklace; DSW Clutch; H&M Bracelet

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Elevated Style | J.Crew Tall Schoolboy Blazer 3

Elevated Style | J.Crew Tall Schoolboy Blazer 2

You saw me wear this red blazer in my last post. It’s extremely versatile and I don’t have anything like it in my wardrobe. Here are my thoughts:

  • Size: I’m wearing a size 2 tall. As you can see, it doesn’t look very tall. It’s about 24″ long which is shorter than most of the other blazers I own. I can’t imagine how short a regular size would look on me! I don’t mind the length, but I would have preferred it to be an inch or two longer.
  • Fit: The overall fit is boxy. You can see that it’s not tailored in at the waist. Buttoning one button helps to define the waist. I also sized down to avoid looking too baggy.
  • Material: The outside of the blazer is made of 100% wool, the inside lining is 100% acetate and the lining of the sleeves are a blend of polyester an spandex. It’s very warm—so warm that I didn’t mind standing out in 20 degree weather without a jacket for these pictures!
  • Details: I love the gold buttons. They add some interest to an otherwise plain red blazer.
  • Color: The red is so fun and bright. It is a true red, though these pictures make it seem a bit more orange. Either way, it certainly adds flavor to any outfit.

[spacer size=”20″]I know I’ll be getting lots of wear out of this blazer even though it’s shorter than I expected.

Readers: Did you expect the J.Crew Tall Schoolboy blazer to be so short?