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

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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?

XOXO,

Katherine

Review: Superga 2750 Classic Sneakers

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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?

Review: J.Crew Tall Liberty Toothpick Jean

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It’s been beautiful out this week in Boston. I can finally go outside without a winter coat, drink iced coffees, and enjoy the tulips that are in full bloom. I had been dying to wear these floral (and very colorful!) pants from J.Crew but thought it would be best to wait until some actual flowers had bloomed. So here we are…at last.

The J.Crew toothpick jean is a new find for me. Years ago, I tried the matchstick jean and found the pockets to be too large and therefore unflattering on me. I was hesitant to try any other denim from J.Crew until I saw the toothpick jean in polka-dot. I couldn’t resist! You can find my review here; I’m wearing a size 30 tall. The fit through the thighs was amazing, but unfortunately, the jeans were too large around the waist. By the time I got around to exchanging the jeans for a smaller size, they were all sold out. Sad story.

Instead, I tried another style in size 29 tall. Enter the Liberty toothpick jean. Here are my few quick thoughts as compared to the toothpick jean in polka-dot:

  • Size: Holy tightness! I had all I could do to get these zipped up so I’m hoping that they’ll stretch a bit with wear. I was sort-of expecting size 29 to be a bit small, but I think this style runs smaller than the toothpick jean in polka-dot.
  • Length: The tall inseam is 30″, making it a good length for the weather transition months. Regular size inseam is 28″. I find that the lengths are consistent across toothpick jean styles.
  • Material: The material is cotton with a hint of stretch. These do feel less stretchy than the toothpick jean in polka-dot. The leg openening at the botton is little under 12 inches, so if you have larger feet, you may have trouble pulling these on.

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Overall, I love that there is a party on my pants. Verdict? Keep.

Readers: Have you tried the J.Crew toothpick jean? How did you find the fit to be? Was the fit consistent between sizes?

P.S. Do you like the picture of the duck? My boyfriend (aka the photographer) was obsessed with this little  guy!