Last week, I was approached by Tall Clothing Mall to participate in a give away celebrating their 7th anniversary! Obviously, I was super excited to participate!
For those of you who don't know, I am taller than the average girl. I'm a solid 6'0 feet tall when barefoot. If you meet me in real life, it's the first thing you'll notice about me. Unless I'm sitting down, however, we'll more than likely discuss my height when I inevitably have to stand up. I'm used to the tall inquisition, and I can rattle off my height faster than the average person. Years of practice!
Being a tall person comes with many advantages and also comes with many challenges. I could do an entire post on the awkwardness that comes with towering over other people. In the South, tall girls are the minority in a big way. The unexpected eye contact when I travel up north is always a surprise. Other funny things have happened there. I just found something new to write about....
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One of the biggest challenges is in the clothing department. Pants are ALWAYS an issue. I can not walk into any store today right now and buy a pair of pants that will be long enough me. It's not going to happen. Hello special order! I also have ginormous feet. My size 11 feet prevent me from dropping cheddar in the shoe department, and let's be real, that's probably a good thing. However, recently, I have discovered a handful of fashion blogs just for the long legged ladies. We have our own genre!!! Excite. These ladies find clothing made specifically for tall women and post on where to shop and what to buy. There's also smatterings of tall chatter taking place that have me feeling OHEMGEE I'm not alone! ME TOO! My two favorites right now are All the Tall Things and Tall Snob. I am such a wannabe fashionista.
|I have a lot of luck with tops at Target- Vest (Late December) and Blouse (Last Spring)|
I teamed up with Tall Clothing Mall for a $350 give away for one lucky tall lady. All you have to do is head here to participate, and register to win!
How tall are you? Do you have an awkward tall person story? I'd love to hear it!