Spanx leggings (also here); Tunic sweater; Marc Fisher boots (c/o – on sale!); Chanel bag (look for less here; under $100 look for less here); Quay sunglasses
Hey guys, it’s me, your long-torsoed, hip-having friend, and today I’ve got a little beef with the fashion industry. More specifically, the knitwear peeps. A few weeks ago, I did a rather LARGE closet clean-out and wanted to ditch the pieces I no longer wear in favor of a couple new classics to update my wardrobe.
So I did the clean-out, sold a few things, and hit the mall (#mallrat) thinking I’d like to grab a couple of new sweaters, a pair of jeans, and maybe a new cold-weather scarf or two. (What can I say, I’m a scarf hoarder.) The jeans were a no-brainer – hello, Madewell. (THIS is my current favorite pair, and right now you can score 25% off your entire purchase.) And the scarves are always screaming my name at Zara. But the sweaters. Ohhh, that sweater hunt.
Now I’m not much a complainer usually because life is too good to waste away complaining, but I feel like this sweater season and last and maybe even the one before that it’s been nearly impossible to find sweaters with a longer length. At around 5’8″, I was walking around wondering if I’m some kind of Amazon woman or something.
Whether I’m wearing the old faithful Spanx leggings or skinny jeans, I just always find that a longer sweater is so much more flattering and lengthening – no cropped knits over here, fool. (Actually, just one cropped sweater. I did buy this one because it’s so dang cute and was begging to be worn with these joggers. It was actually my Thanksgiving look.)
So anywho, I roamed around the mall, tried on all the ill-fitting, too short sweaters and almost called it a day before I found this one. It’s seriously soft, the perfect length for tall gals with leggings or jeans, and comes in nine colors. (So I’m thinking, how many of the nine do I need?) It’s also under $100 and makes for the perfectly cozy holiday gift. Because I’m not the only one who still has a ton of holiday shopping to do, right?
Photos thanks to Katie Stuart