So, I’ve been stuck in the house since Friday, buried in snow. So what’s a gal to do…update her website (check out the new look) and shop for winter clothes!
As I did some “winter” cleaning around the house and made note of what I wanted to keep and what I needed to replace I decided to create a winter wardrobe essentials list for my tall legged friends (yup that’s you).
So I know you’re rolling your eyes wandering where I’ve been, but I promise you I’ve been insanely busy since October. Doing what? Well, I’ve been:
- Selling my laser cut light switch plates and wood art on CreativeRoute.com. Those who have been around awhile know that I’m a designer. I’ve been making and selling, trying to get my #girlboss on.
- In a past post, I talked about Fashion Trucks. My friend Astral Riles and I run a directory, blog, and the Can I Park Here? podcast to help promote mostly women entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. The podcast is so much fun, but it does require a lot of time. We are currently on a break and will start back up in the Spring. Because I’m a little nutty, and have oh so much time, I’m kinda thinking about starting one for tall women. Thoughts? Interest? I figured I would interview inspirational tall gals.
So that’s been my life for a few months, but I’m back! Also, I’m always on Facebook and Twitter so please follow. I plan to do a mix of tall post and other things I really like this year. We’re so much more than being tall, just want to highlight all of my interest.
But on to the post! My list of must haves for the winter.
Last November I visited the Long Tall Sally shop in Chicago and fell in love with this green coat. I didn’t buy it on the spot, but when I returned to the DC area it was still on my mind so I got it! Best purchase ever! Make sure you invest in a good coat you can wear for years. The main image above is me in the coat, I’ve also include the red version below.
You need a good scarf. Something thick, not scratchy. Just in case you’re on the east coat or in the midwest you also need something you can wrap around your face. I’m all about supporting handmade venders and in the picture at the beginning of the post I’m wearing this amazing hand knit scarf from The Copper Moose.
Long Sleeve Cotton Shirt
When it’s extremely cold it’s always good to have something with long sleeves. I prefer cotton because it won’t irritate the skin if you get to hot and it’s breathable. I’ve always been a fan og Gap’s tee’s.
Extra Thick Leggings
I’m not a big leggings person, but they do come in handy sometimes. Especially if they are fleece pants from Athleta. I’ve mentioned them in the past in the leggings guide. Mine are still in good condition years later. Just throw a sweatshirt or long top over it with boots and you’re good to go. If they’re not in your size, not worries, they’ll restock. They have other tall leggings too.
Ugh, don’t get me started. It’s so hard to find cute socks in large sizes. I swear I would open up my own sock company if I could figure out how to get good quality socks made affordably. Some tricks I’ve found are buying plus size or unisex socks to give you some extra stretch. Suggestions? Add them to the comments below.
I have four go to boots. Two I probably need to retire, but the other ones have served me well this winter. I now have my eye on these.
Oh, gloves. It’s really hard to find a good pair that fits. Try Nordtrom Rack or Macy’s if you want to try them on. Sometimes you’ll get luck and find a pair that run longer than normal. Long Tall Sally also sales gloves.
I’ll end with my fur child that braved the snow for about 3 minutes before giving me that look…pick me up!