Confessions of a Tall Girl

 

Yes, you're seeing double. The only thing better than one tall girl in a 70's outfit is TWO tall girls in 70s inspired looks. I've teamed up with the talent behind ShahirahAhmed.com to bring you two amazing looks (and shoes) for the summer months. We both get real about what it was like growing up tall and having difficulty finding cute shoes in our size. Once you've checked out Shahirah's style, head over to her website to see mine! 

 

"Growing up it was extremely difficult having larger feet. I was never able to keep up with the latest styles my friends were lucky enough to wear and when it came to buying sneakers, I was only able to fit mens sizes. As I got older, it only became more challenging to find styles I loved. Everything I wanted stopped in a size 10 or whatever was in my size looked horrible. Choosing an outfit for events took weeks of planning. I learned to shop for shoes first then build my outfit from there. Thank God for the internet! Having larger feet, you are unable to walk into a shoe store and request anything in a size 12. I have spent hours scouring the web to find the best retailers that offer my size. It has been a difficult journey, but I've found a handful of retails that have options for us taller ladies with larger feet. Over the years, I've learned to accept who I am and decided I am no longer embarrassed by my feet. I feel empowered. I decided to turn my insecurities into an opportunity by creating a blog that is a go-to for women with shoe sizes 11 and up, making shoe shopping easier and more enjoyable."

Jumpsuit | Zara

Shoes | Torrid

Jewelry | Forever 21

Behind the lens: Christine Ta

Jumpsuit, jumpsuit, jumpsuit that girl's up to something. 

Jumpsuits are the cornerstone of stylish and comfortable. One piece, no hassle. Count me in every time. Shahirah wears the red ribbed jumpsuit from Zara. And, you're in luck because it's on sale! Tall girl approved and everything. I love this jumpsuit because it's versatile and, let's be real, that's really how every piece in your closet should be. Toss on a jacket and some white trainers for a chill Sunday look or take it up notch following Shahirah's lead. 

 

Step out of your comfort zone with these perfect chunky-heeled sandals from Torrid. Though Torrid is well-known for offering stylish plus-size pieces, those of you looking for trendy footwear in your size (i.e we all don't wear a size nine please and thank you) Torrid is about to become your best friend. 

Nothing goes with a red outfit like a cheetah print accessory. Okay, you may be looking at this post like "Is this chick crazy?" but hear me out. Animal print is definitely not dead. The key? Moderation. Be strategic with your accessories and choose toned-down, realistic prints to indulge in the trend we never were ready to let go of. 

 

And last but not least is the quintessential choker. I will continue to rave about this until my throat is sore but I'll spare you. The gold touch of the relaxed choker necklace is a perfect way to top-off your dressed-up look. Now, you're ready to go slay. 

Looking for my photo details? Click HERE to read my story and how I styled my 70s piece.