Denim and Capes and Boots, Oh My!

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long tall sally turned forty.  For the last forty years, they have been blessing long legged ladies like myself with fab fashion offerings. In their own way, long tall sally continues to tell tall women and girls everywhere that there is nothing wrong with their bodies and that they too deserve to participate in the fashion playing field.

To celebrate this monumental milestone, long tall sally released some amazing fall fashion pieces.

Exhibit A: Denim and Boots

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I’m a fan of denim, so of course I gravitated towards the denim shirt. This piece will get so many wears! It is long enough to wear with tights and would be equally cute when worn with a printed circle skirt. Despite the rolled up sleeves, I can assure you that the sleeve length works for our long limbs!

And then there were the boots. These boots that are actually over the knee…. What?!!?!?? The studded detail just adds to the awesomeness that are these boots. I especially love the fact that they fit my calves perfectly – no “Puss & Boots” situation here!

I completed the look with deconstructed jeans (which was a DIY project) along with a statement necklace, printed clutch and some silver cuffs.

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Denim shirt: long tall sally // Jeans: DIY // Boots: long tall sally

Plus size babes, you can easily recreate this look with this shirt (which is currently on sale… score!) and these jeans.

Exhibit B: Cape and Tights

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If dressing up is more up your alley, long tall sally has you covered as well.

The cape is a must have in every tall lady’s closet. This is yet another piece that will get lots of mileage this fall. I paired it with another fall must have: these faux leather tights. They are long enough (duh!), comfortable and can be worn in a million ways.

I went for the black and white color palette with a dash of color and a healthy dose of bling!

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lts-leggingnd-img_2429Cape: long tall sally // Tights: long tall sally // Shoes: Nordstrom (floral print is sold out; similar here)// Cami: Topshop // Purse: Femmeblack // Necklace: (I was not so gently “advised” to credit Leslie for this as it is HER necklace… lol Love you girl!)

Again, curvy girls, you know I got you! Recreate with these tights and this glorious coat!

Happy birthday again long tall sally! Please continue to inspire us all. Wishing you many many more!

Tah tah for now,

~Nancy

 

 

How to Shop Your Closet for Fall 2016 Trends

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Ladies, keeping up with fashion trends can wreak havoc with your budget but you don’t need to be Anna Wintour to be update with the fall looks of the season.  Why not shop your closet your closet to stay current with this season’s autumn trends!

Metallics

Shiny silhouettes sauntered their way down the catwalks at the fall/winter 2016 fashion week presentations. From gorgeous metallic dresses to overcoats that shined bright like a diamond, metallic finishes will be everywhere this autumn. But, ladies, these majestic metallics are not just now jumping into the scene! We saw them last season as well. Don’t be mesmerized by the shiny finish. Be sure to shop your closet first. Check out how Judy and Nancy rocked their metallics in previous seasons:

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Suits

Menswear inspired looks dominated the runway this season and we’re not surprised at all.  We’ve waxed poetic about the versatility of a suit.  From season to season a suit will carry you through from the boardroom to after work drinks easily.  Check out the suit looks that Gail and Leslie put together last year.

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Floral

Romantic, whimsical florals have captivated the hearts of the fashion world, and the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are no exception. These beautiful blossoms which dominated the runways for fall, are leaving us feeling dreamy-eyed and scouring our closets for any hint of a pretty petal.

Nancy and Judy plucked these fantastic florals from their wardrobes and will be right on trend for the fall season.

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Fur

Glorious  faux fur also graced the fashion runways for fall in a myriad of colours and patterns.  Here, Gail strutted her stuff in a full length leopard print coat and worked it.  Leslie opted for a 3/4 length sleeve coat with faux leather shorts and over the knee boots.

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Gloves

Hearkening back to a bygone era, gloves once were the mainstay in a woman’s wardrobe, not just to be worn when the mercury falls below freezing. This fingerlicious accessory is hands down one of the easiest ways to jazz up your outfit this fall. So why not consider throwing on a gorgeous pair of gloves to round out that fall fit. Judy and Nancy were ahead of the curve when they featured gloves in their ensembles last season.

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Capes

Capes worn as jackets or winter coats is another trend for fall 2016.  Both Leslie and Gail opted to include big statement necklaces for their looks last year.

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So remember ladies, shop your closets before you make a purchase this fall!

Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four