I’ve got my eye on…Trapeze Dresses!

If there  is one thing I am looking for this summer, it’s throw-on-and-go outfits.  Having a new baby in tow definitely takes some time out of my beauty and fashion routines.  Enter the trapeze dress (aka the swing dress).  It’s so easy to throw on, it’s light and breezy, and it hides the post-baby imperfections wonderfully!  I am loving this Striped Swing Dress from Loft! It’s perfectly preppy to start the summer off right!

trapeze dress


I’m picturing this dress with a pair of cognac leather sandals and a mini saddle bag for the perfect summer look!  Confession: I ordered this dress right when I found it.

Here are a few more fun picks to choose from:

These all would all be a great fast outfit in the Texas heat this summer!  What are some of your go-to’s for a quick summer outfit?


Closet Classics, Tall Sizes: Little Black Dress

Traci and I sort of love Nina Garcia’s book, The One Hundred, which details the 100 closet essentials – according to Nina Garcia of course! We think it’s both aspirational and practical.  Plus, it’s a fun, quick fashion read.  And most of the stuff in the book really is a closet essential – items that often make it onto “must have” or “10 items” lists on blogs and in fashion magazines.

In that spirit, and to help our fellow talls out, we decided to introduce a new series – Closet Classics – with tall-size options of our own fashion must haves.  And what better way to start it off than with the Little Black Dress – THE quintessential closet classic.

My favorite right now is this amazing J.CREW LBD with an asymmetrical neckline. I think it could be worn with or without a necklace (longer necklace only) or with a fun skinny belt for dressing up.

I found a few other great tall LBDs.  What’s great about a LBD is that there are so many different types with unique details, and yet they all manage to look sophisticated and chic.

I’ve got my eye on…peplum tops!

I’ve been a little wary of this cut from the beginning, but I have a feeling peplum tops will look more flattering on tall women rather than shorter women because we are more statuesque and look leaner.  It’s true, that a bad-fitting peplum can accentuate your hips, but if you find the right fit, they can actually make hips look smaller!  The key is to find a peplum top in a tall size, and to avoid the hem hitting at the widest part of your hips.  You’ll also want to make sure that you’re wearing a slimming bottom, like a fitted pencil skirt or cigarette pants, and be sure the waist of the top is fitted!  This one below from Ann Taylor is very slimming!


And here are a few more options for your shopping pleasure:

So go ahead, be brave with me, and embrace the peplum!  It’s very feminine and a fun trend with staying power!