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Maxi Dresses for the Talls

I’ve organized the following by dress length. (Here is how to tell if a maxi dress will be long enough for you.) I’m exactly 6’ and prefer maxi dresses AT LEAST 61”, though 62”+ is even better. These measurements should take into account the shoes you wear. I usually wear sandals or flats with maxi dresses. 

(The brands listed usually make their maxi dresses in a standard length, so feel free to search a particular brand/retailer below for more options if the one listed doesn’t strike your fancy.)

60” INCHES - (Will fit those approximately 5’9”-5’11”) 

61” INCHES - (Will fit those approximately 5’11”-6’0”) 

62” INCHES - (Will fit those approximately 5’11”-6’1”) 

63” INCHES AND UP - (Will fit those approximately 6’0” and up) 

TALL DRESSES - (Varying measurements or no measurements given)

I’ve had good luck with Target maxi dresses in the past, but it’s best to try them on in person if you can. (Or just know that you might have to return!) Some styles run longer than others. (I’ve also had to size up to get enough length.) 

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The espadrille flat thing is my least favorite spring trend, but these sparkly ones ($91 each) are real cute. Get an extra 10% off with code WINTERSPRING10

P.S. For a super budget pair, check out H&M’s rose gold ones for just $25. 

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Bridesmaid Options from Anthropologie:

Anthropologie has been expanding their BHLDN bridal shops into in-store spaces and they have some really great bridesmaid (and bridal) options available right now. A few caveats. Sizing: some dresses only go up to 14. Others are available to 16. Prices aren’t cheap either. It’s to be expected (Anthro is not an inexpensive store), but if you’re looking for an alternative to J.Crew bridal, this is a good one. Prices are comparable. 

Since I get a lot of questions about bridesmaid dresses, I thought I’d do a little round-up of some things that caught my eye:

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Shoes are definitely a highlight. The Golden Hour Slingbacks (just $90) have only a 2.5 inch heel, so they’ll be good for lots of standing/dancing. I’m a huge fan of the Oyster Bed D’Orsays (top right, $310) but they’re pricey. If you wanted something with some sparkle, the Champagne Sparkle Heels are just $139 and would look good with lots of bridal/bridesmaid dress styles. 

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The Tansy dress ($200) is, in my opinion, the most versatile bridesmaid dress they offer. It’s available up to size 16 and in four (really pretty) colors. The price is comparable to many other bridesmaid dresses or bridesmaid brands. (This is a flattering dress shape on many women too.) 

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If you were thinking of long bridesmaid dresses, the Freya Maxi ($260) is GORGEOUS. The dove gray at right is basically the perfect neutral bridesmaid dress. I’m also a huge fan of the navy one at left. It’s hard to find true navy bridesmaid dresses. The empire waistline is a flattering look for different body types too. 

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This dress is OUTSTANDING. It’s $260, comes in 9 colors and can be styled in 15+ different ways. I love the bottom right and left. (Black bridesmaid dresses can be REALLY hard to find. This is a good one.)

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If you’ve been hunting for lace bridesmaid dresses, there are several options to choose from here. Top left is $320. Bottom left is $370. The champagne lace in the middle is $295. That pretty navy lace one at right is $300.  

The wedding dresses are actually quite affordable. This one is $1,600 and it’s so chic and minimal. I love it. This simple, pretty lace gown is $600. Don’t bother looking at the bridal accessories (like jewelry or hair clips)—they’re overpriced to the extreme. (Just look on Etsy!)

This post was sponsored by Shopstyle, but the items included are things that I independently chose based on my personal preferences.  

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Nordstrom has some great new activewear stuff that I’d love to add to my closet for spring.
Sidenote: I actually hate the term activewear, since it implies that athletic-style clothing should ONLY be used for athletic-style things. Well, that’s silly (and the leggings on my body RIGHT THIS SECOND would agree). Damn, we live in a beautiful time. I can wear comfortable clothing that’s only a hop away from pajamas, put on proper shoes (actually, who needs proper shoes? Pinterest tells me that sneakers are “in”) and I can go out in public with my head held high. Anyway, that’s why I tried to choose some items here that can pull double duty. The leggings can, duh, but the tops would be perfect for errands/weekend/going shopping/general sluggery too. 
Nike Epic Dri-Fit Crewneck Top, $60 (1) - 6 available colors and CYA-compliant. (Cover-Your-Assets) 
Solow Barre Stirrup Leggings, $88 (2)
Zella Mixed Media Running Tights, $88 (3) - Love the mesh panels. 
Zella Double Scoop Tank, $44 (4) - These look nice and long. 
Alo Goddess Ribbed Leggings, $92 (5) - Two other color combos available but I really like the white/gray. 
Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 Shoes, $100 (6) - You probably knew this, but the higher you go on the Nike Free scale (3.0, 4.0 and so on), the less barefoot (and more traditionally supportive) the feel of the shoe. I have a pair of 4.0 and 5.0s and love how light they still feel on my feet. 
Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker, $100 (7) - !!!!!
Karma Keyhole Back High/Low Dolman Sleeve Sweater, $74 (8) - What slug witchery is this I say, fetch it to me at once
Marc New York by Andrew Marc Distressed Fleece Drape Cardigan, $58 (9) - Fleece. Drape. Cardigan. 
Zella Harmony Hoodie, $50 (from $68) (10) - Cute color! 
This post was sponsored by Shopstyle, but the items included are things that I independently chose based on my personal preferences. 

Nordstrom has some great new activewear stuff that I’d love to add to my closet for spring.

Sidenote: I actually hate the term activewear, since it implies that athletic-style clothing should ONLY be used for athletic-style things. Well, that’s silly (and the leggings on my body RIGHT THIS SECOND would agree). Damn, we live in a beautiful time. I can wear comfortable clothing that’s only a hop away from pajamas, put on proper shoes (actually, who needs proper shoes? Pinterest tells me that sneakers are “in”) and I can go out in public with my head held high. Anyway, that’s why I tried to choose some items here that can pull double duty. The leggings can, duh, but the tops would be perfect for errands/weekend/going shopping/general sluggery too. 

  1. Nike Epic Dri-Fit Crewneck Top, $60 (1) - 6 available colors and CYA-compliant. (Cover-Your-Assets) 
  2. Solow Barre Stirrup Leggings, $88 (2)
  3. Zella Mixed Media Running Tights, $88 (3) - Love the mesh panels. 
  4. Zella Double Scoop Tank, $44 (4) - These look nice and long. 
  5. Alo Goddess Ribbed Leggings, $92 (5) - Two other color combos available but I really like the white/gray. 
  6. Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 Shoes, $100 (6) - You probably knew this, but the higher you go on the Nike Free scale (3.0, 4.0 and so on), the less barefoot (and more traditionally supportive) the feel of the shoe. I have a pair of 4.0 and 5.0s and love how light they still feel on my feet. 
  7. Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker, $100 (7) - !!!!!
  8. Karma Keyhole Back High/Low Dolman Sleeve Sweater, $74 (8) - What slug witchery is this I say, fetch it to me at once
  9. Marc New York by Andrew Marc Distressed Fleece Drape Cardigan, $58 (9) - Fleece. Drape. Cardigan. 
  10. Zella Harmony Hoodie, $50 (from $68) (10) - Cute color! 

This post was sponsored by Shopstyle, but the items included are things that I independently chose based on my personal preferences. 

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If you want to try the jumpsuit trend without spending a lot of money, this simple, pretty one from Forever 21 is just $24.80. 

If you want to try the jumpsuit trend without spending a lot of money, this simple, pretty one from Forever 21 is just $24.80. 

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Casual Sneakers for Spring/Summer

Casual sneakers look best with pants that hit slightly above your ankle (try ponte pants or cuffed jeans). They’re perfect for the weekend too: wear them with leggings, a long, slouchy tee and a jacket. 

  1. New Balance Classics, $49.33 (from $70)
  2. Nike Victoria NM, $42 (from $65)
  3. Nike Air Max 1 Premium, $95 (from $120)
  4. Reebok Classic Jacquard Sneakers, $49.98 (from $60)
  5. Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Corsair, $56 (from $80)
  6. New Balance Classic Running Shoe, $38.30 (from $65)
  7. Tory Burch Clancy Sneaker, $195
  8. Gola Spirit Sneaker, $80-$91
  9. Superga Cotu Classic Sneakers, $65
  10. Reebok Lifestyle Classic, $49.50
  11. Saucony Jazz Low Pro, $53
  12. Converse Leather Low Tops, $65
  13. Adidas Original Tech Sneaker, $70 (from $110)
  14. Nike Air Pegasus ‘83, $50 (from $75)
  15. Nike Classic Cortez, $65
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I’m going to stick to the same formula for spring/summer this year—lots of black and white with a brighter color (does navy count as a bright? j/k) or a neutral print here and there. Here are some of my favorite spring items from Shopbop (for $150 or less): 
Splendid Maxi Dress, $148 - This one wouldn’t be long enough on me, but I’m hunting for a similar dress because I think I’d wear this a lot over the next five or so months. 
Tai Stardust Earrings, $48 - I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, but I like wearing earrings in the spring/summer because I wear my hair up more. 
Vince Colorblocked Tee, $95 - I love how long this looks. 
Jules Smith Lexi Midi Rings Set, $55 - Midi rings! I’ve been wearing them a lot lately. 
Three Dots Blouson Top, $110 - Ahh, this top is so good. It’s also available in a light cream/pink. 
BB Dakota Izzy Jacket, $75 - Switch out the black moto jacket for a pretty coral one. 
Superga Slip On Sneakers, $60 - The best sneakers in a spring/summer-friendly slip on. 
Steven by Steve Madden Nuvess Sandals, $109 - Love the stacked heel. 
Madewell Cargo Shorts in Camo, $74.50 - You know, I thought I was getting over the camo trend but the past few days? I keep seeing it annnnnd I might not be over it yet. These shorts with a good white tee and ballet flats or sandals and a scarf? That’s cute. 
LNA Crew Neck Tee, $48 - Speaking of white tees—I love the way these ones from LNA look. Available in a few other neutral colors too.  
This post was sponsored by Shopstyle, but the items included are ones I independently chose based on my personal preferences. 

I’m going to stick to the same formula for spring/summer this year—lots of black and white with a brighter color (does navy count as a bright? j/k) or a neutral print here and there. Here are some of my favorite spring items from Shopbop (for $150 or less): 

  1. Splendid Maxi Dress, $148 - This one wouldn’t be long enough on me, but I’m hunting for a similar dress because I think I’d wear this a lot over the next five or so months. 
  2. Tai Stardust Earrings, $48 - I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, but I like wearing earrings in the spring/summer because I wear my hair up more. 
  3. Vince Colorblocked Tee, $95 - I love how long this looks. 
  4. Jules Smith Lexi Midi Rings Set, $55 - Midi rings! I’ve been wearing them a lot lately
  5. Three Dots Blouson Top, $110 - Ahh, this top is so good. It’s also available in a light cream/pink. 
  6. BB Dakota Izzy Jacket, $75 - Switch out the black moto jacket for a pretty coral one. 
  7. Superga Slip On Sneakers, $60 - The best sneakers in a spring/summer-friendly slip on. 
  8. Steven by Steve Madden Nuvess Sandals, $109 - Love the stacked heel. 
  9. Madewell Cargo Shorts in Camo, $74.50 - You know, I thought I was getting over the camo trend but the past few days? I keep seeing it annnnnd I might not be over it yet. These shorts with a good white tee and ballet flats or sandals and a scarf? That’s cute. 
  10. LNA Crew Neck Tee, $48 - Speaking of white tees—I love the way these ones from LNA look. Available in a few other neutral colors too.  

This post was sponsored by Shopstyle, but the items included are ones I independently chose based on my personal preferences. 

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Valentine’s Day is the worst, but babies wearing little heart clothes and pajamas is definitely not the worst. Win some, lose some. 
Portolano Kids Cashmere Beanie, $23.62 (from $45) (1)
Hatley Burnout Romper, $29.99 (2)
Gap Crewneck Pullover, $15 (from $25) (3)
H&M Jersey Leggings, $10 (4)
OshKosh B’Gosh Onesie, $6 (from $20) (5)
Gap Pleated Heart Dress, $21 (from $30) (6)
Hartstrings Snowflake Sweater, $39 (from $56) (7)
Old Navy Jersey Leggings, $9 each (8) 
UGG Kids Classic, $70 (from $100) (9)
Oeuf Charcoal Heart Dress, $79 (from $99) (10)
Old Navy Striped Henley, $20 (11)
United Colors of Benetton Coat, $48 (from $60) (12) 
Gap Intarsia Hat & Mitten Set, $17 (13)
J.Crew Baby One-Piece, $24.50 (14)
Mini Rodini Waterproof Snowsuit, $64 (from $128) (15)
Old Navy Pop Color Jeans, $20 (16)
Gap Intarsia Peplum Sweater, $35 (17)
Joseph A Graphic Sweater, $13 (from $44) (18)
Carter’s Knit Tunic, $13 (from $22) (19)
First Impressions Baby Pants, $8 (from $16) (20)
Old Navy Printed One-Pieces, $13 (21)
Carter’s Polka Dot Sparkle Tee, $7 (from $14) (22)
Bedhead Pajamas, $60 (23)

Valentine’s Day is the worst, but babies wearing little heart clothes and pajamas is definitely not the worst. Win some, lose some. 

  1. Portolano Kids Cashmere Beanie, $23.62 (from $45) (1)
  2. Hatley Burnout Romper, $29.99 (2)
  3. Gap Crewneck Pullover, $15 (from $25) (3)
  4. H&M Jersey Leggings, $10 (4)
  5. OshKosh B’Gosh Onesie, $6 (from $20) (5)
  6. Gap Pleated Heart Dress, $21 (from $30) (6)
  7. Hartstrings Snowflake Sweater, $39 (from $56) (7)
  8. Old Navy Jersey Leggings, $9 each (8) 
  9. UGG Kids Classic, $70 (from $100) (9)
  10. Oeuf Charcoal Heart Dress, $79 (from $99) (10)
  11. Old Navy Striped Henley, $20 (11)
  12. United Colors of Benetton Coat, $48 (from $60) (12) 
  13. Gap Intarsia Hat & Mitten Set, $17 (13)
  14. J.Crew Baby One-Piece, $24.50 (14)
  15. Mini Rodini Waterproof Snowsuit, $64 (from $128) (15)
  16. Old Navy Pop Color Jeans, $20 (16)
  17. Gap Intarsia Peplum Sweater, $35 (17)
  18. Joseph A Graphic Sweater, $13 (from $44) (18)
  19. Carter’s Knit Tunic, $13 (from $22) (19)
  20. First Impressions Baby Pants, $8 (from $16) (20)
  21. Old Navy Printed One-Pieces, $13 (21)
  22. Carter’s Polka Dot Sparkle Tee, $7 (from $14) (22)
  23. Bedhead Pajamas, $60 (23)
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Pointed toe oxfords are a big trend right now, but if you want to try it out without investing too much money, Forever 21 has some great styles for very little $. The top pair and bottom pair are $32.80 each. 

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