Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tall Purchases: Finds from J.Crew

Elevated Style | J.Crew Tall Purchases

Above are two of my most recent tall purchases from J.Crew. I had to order them online since J.Crew rarely carries tall sizes in store (so lame!). I’m still waiting for them to arrive. Hopefully both items fit—fingers crossed!

  1. The J.Crew Tall Midrise Toothpick Jean in Carbon. After having much success with the J.Crew Midrise Toothpick Jean in Distressed Indigo (as seen in this post), I decided to invest in another pair of tall J.Crew jeans. These jeans have a 33″ inseam, so I’m expecting them to just graze my ankles. I ordered them in size 29T. 
  2. The J.Crew Tall Blythe Blouse in Silk. I needed a simple blouse that was versatile enough to tuck into skirts and wear over pants. At 29″ long, this tall blouse is about 2″ longer than the regular size. I ordered a size 6T.

Look for a full review on these tall items in the coming weeks!

Readers: Are J.Crew tall sizes tall enough for you?



Tall Tales: So a Tall Girl Walks into a Bar…


I heard an interesting pick-up line a few months ago that I’ve been meaning to share it with you. I’m not really sure what to make of it… so I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Here’s how it went down:

I was out at a bar—a not so classy one, I  must admit—with a bunch of co-workers. We were all dressed up (see outfit above) from a prior business event, so naturally, I had three inch heels on (and trust me, I didn’t need the heels to be the tallest in the group).

We were laughing and having a good time when all of a sudden a stranger came up to us. He said something along the lines of noticing me from across the room because I was so tall [insert eye roll here]. He proceeded to tell me that he loves tall women and loves how tall I am. He then said, “I want to marry a tall woman becuase I don’t want scrawny kids. My mom is tall. Respect. Can I buy you a drink?”

The three thoughts that popped into my head immediately after (in order, of course!) were:

  1. Really? Did you just go there?
  2. Your mom? So weird.
  3. You’re right! It is awesome to be tall because yeah, my kids won’t be scrawny!

Anyway, I have a boyfriend so I turned him down.

Readers: Have you ever experience this pick-up line? What do you think…would you go for it?



Review: Superga 2750 Classic Sneakers

Elevated Style | J.Crew Toothpick Jean Distressed Indigo 2

Elevated Style | J.Crew Toothpick Jean Distressed Indigo 3

Elevated Style | J.Crew Toothpick Jean Distressed Indigo 4

Elevated Style | J.Crew Toothpick Jean Distressed Indigo 5

Elevated Style | J.Crew Toothpick Jean Distressed Indigo 6

Elevated Style | J.Crew Toothpick Jean Distressed Indigo 7

There’s something about a classic white sneaker that never gets old.

Lately, I’ve been really into Superga—an Italian shoe brand famous for their “2750 Classic” model (what I’m wearing above). Overall, these kicks are a triple threat; comfortable, stylish, and versatile.

I wanted to share these sneakers with you because they are unisex, meaning that for tall women like us, they are available in our larger sizes! I ordered mine from Amazon where the size range goes up to a women’s size 13. What’s even better is the fact that these sneakers run large and that multiple retailers and reviews recommend sizing down 1/2 size. This means that there is even more chance that they will be available in our size! I ended up sizing down 1/2 size and they fit perfectly. I’ve noticed that other retailers, such as Barefoot Tess, carry these sneakers too.

Another great thing about Superga sneakers is that they can be dressed up or down. For example, I paired them with distressed jeans and a blazer (see above) for a classy-casual look. I can also see myself wearing these with dresses and skirts all summer long.

Readers: Have you tried Superga sneakers? What is your go-to white sneaker brand?