Have you ever walked into a room and realized that you tower over everyone, including men? Usually everyone else notices that you’re tall, too. People always take note of how tall I am. When I was younger, I always got the questions, “Do you play basketball?” or “Do you play volleyball?”…no. I have zero interest in sports, especially those with balls. 😉 Anyway, I always felt awkward answering these questions, because I felt like I should have been playing these sports given my height. For the record, I am 5’9″ and have been since 6th grade. My dad is 6’6” and is often asked the same questions, and he gave me a spicy response: “No, do you play golf?”.
I used to be so embarrassed of my height, but now I love it. Going shopping can be difficult sometimes. If you’re tall, you know allll the struggles.
So here are my top tips for dressing a long frame.
TGIF, BABES. I’m in a treat-yo-self kind of mood this Friday.
Even when you want to #treatyoself, that doesn’t need to mean dropping tons of money on designer. So…today I thought it would be fun to round up my personal favorite Amazon designer dupes.
But first, a disclaimer.
I’ve personally always been a designer dupes consumer. Why? Because I love the look of designer, but don’t want to spend the money. And, if you’ve been reading here for awhile, you know that I don’t buy leather goods. Usually leather and designer go hand-in-hand, unfortunately. When I was in high school, I totally rocked a fake Louis Vuitton Murakami. Yikes! Now, I do save for designer purchases, but they are VERY few and far between.
Before I list my picks, I have to mention that there is a difference between a FAKE and a lookalike/dupe. For example, a brand trying to pass their bag as “Chanel” when it is not. That would be counterfit and fake. But inspired by designs are perfectly fine in my eyes. There are VERYstrict qualifiers for luxury branding. For example, Tiffany’s literally owns the color “Tiffany Blue.” This is probably why you don’t see other jewelry companies selling boxes or items in this color. If they did, it’d be a bit shady.
SO. Let’s get into designer dupes on Amazon. I’ve listed the designer items on top with the Amazon options as links below.
Vegan shoes. That term is not very sexy, is it? The struggle is REAL to find chic and well made shoes that are made without leather or suede. Sad, right?
It’s always a game to find shoes. Yes, it can be frustrating, especially when I see a pair of shoes that are just so gorgeous but they’re made of leather…but it can also be fun. The hunt and the score of finding some amazing shoes that meet your criteria is so rewarding.
So, I’ve scoured the internet (and Target) to bring you the BEST vegan summer shoe options. I own all of these shoes and I LOVE them.
Where are your favorite places to shop for vegan shoes and accessories?
It feels like summer is already in full swing…it seems like we totally skipped over spring, does it not?
I am a denim person year round, but there’s nothing I love more than distressed and effortless looking denim. And I feel like that style is just so SUMMER. I love all of the fun colors that are coming back into denim styles, like the pink jacket I’m wearing here. Remember when colored jeans were SO HOT? Now it’s all about the colored denim jacket. I like to roll the sleeves a bit like I did here and wear it off the shoulder a la Kim Kardashian for a cool summer look.
I never thought I would say that I love mom jeans…but I do. Not the kind that give you a FUPA or the acid wash kind, but modern mom jeans…AKA high waisted denim.
Let’s go back to 2001. I was wearing low-waisted EVERYTHING. Not a good look! I took it so far, too. Have you seen the Scary Movie series? I was so inspired by Kathleen Robertson as Theo with her low-waisted jeans and her g-string popping out the top. So I wore this look for awhile – HOW BAD IS THAT?! I don’t think it can get much worse.
My closet is now filled with only mid and hi-rise jeans, and I just started experimenting with the straight hem. LOVE IT. Try a straight hem jean especially if you are curvy and want to balance everything out. I linked my favorite pair below.
I like to style my mom jeans/hi-rise jeans with a blouse tucked in to really accentuate the hourglass look or wear a more cropped top like I am here. The high waist sucks everything in when you have the right pair of jeans. The best part? When you bend over, there are no plumber moments.
A tip when shopping for mom jeans: look for jeans that have back pockets placed higher to make your butt look perkier and aim for a little distressing. A little distressing makes your whole look more effortless.
Do you own a pair of mom jeans? Love them/hate them? Let me know!