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Dearest Topshop… Thank YOU !!

Dear Topshop,

I just want to say

Thank you.

Thank you for still having a tall section in a majority of your stores. To often have I seen the tall section shunted to the tiny corner (usually at the very back of the store), you will be lucky if you find a rack of tall clothing in the stores who have a tall range. In many cases its totally non existent…. zero… zilch…nadah…diddly-squat.
  As if we tall ladies do not matter or exist.
“Am so sorry you can only shop the range online now”.
“The full collection is only online”

We only exist in cyber space !

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No it’s not the largest collection nor the most trendy but my god is it refreshing to see.

Ok…. rant over
Bye ūüėöūüėö
Catch me on instagram @ijaykheaven if we aren’t already friends.

Kisses

Upgrade your 9-5

Upgrading your 9-5 is not easy but it CAN be done. Interestingly, I did just that by making 2 simple changes…… to my outfit. I am talking about how I updated my 9-5 work look;););)
I am the worst for not making an effort when going to work.
But the following saying really got me thinking:

“Dress the way you want to be addressed”

Getting the balance between looking chic for work yet not over the top is a daily battle. But I think I have nailed the 2 staple peices to update any work outfit.
As we say sayonara to summer and hello fall; jackets, coats, trench coats and classic heels are the only way forward. Make sure you do not get left behind.

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These shoes are the business but I can’t help but see them as casual when I wear it to work

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Angle grazer trouser are great for work.  They are super versatile and very comfort. With these you can bring some colour to any work environment.
Remember smart does not have to mean boring!!

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As much as I love this look. Watch me totally upgrade this look to a chic work attire.

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What a difference a pair of heels and a Camel Coat makes.

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I had fun upgrading this work look. Going back to work on Monday should be interesting.

Long sleeve blouse -Asos

http://www.asos.com//ASOS/ASOS-Long-Sleeve-Utility-Blouse/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5392427

TALL Ankle grazers trousers- Asos

http://www.asos.com//ASOS-Tall/ASOS-TALL-Ankle-Grazer-Cigarette-Trouser-in-Crepe/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5451796

Moonstone flat shoes -Asos

http://www.asos.com//ASOS-Tall/ASOS-TALL-Ankle-Grazer-Cigarette-Trouser-in-Crepe/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5451796

Nude pointed Heels -Asos

http://www.asos.com//ASOS/ASOS-SOUTHY-Pointed-Heels/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4794613

Hand Bag- French connection.

Coat -Great Plains

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Earn your stripes

Have you earned your fashion stripes.
You have to be pretty bold and basically not give a damn to try this striking stripe on stripe combination. But guess what…. I think it totally works. Don’t you?

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This ensemble has it all going on. More is surely more here. We are seeing this trend all over the fashion runway with designer taking a linear approach and mixing chunky and thin stripes, vertical and horizontal. Anything goes so there is room on the line for you to stamp your personality on this look.

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This wrap front shirt does wonders for me and the neck line is very flattering. As you can see this “fab” blouse was perfectly designed for my tall limbs and the sleeves kiss my wrist perfectly.

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This trend will have you on the fast track to fashionable lane.

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Check out this look on the runway below

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Photo credit: Altuzarra spring/summer 2015

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Photo credit:glamour.com Valentino fall 2015

Stripe wrap shirt -long tall sally

http://www.longtallsally.com/p/tall/ttya-stripe-wrap-shirt-08T41#08T41BLW

Skirt- Asos

http://www.asos.com//Daisy-Street/Daisy-Street-Ribbed-Midi-Skirt-In-Stripe/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5002421

Peep toe shoes- Dorothy Perkins

Handbag- Marks and Spencer

Sunglasses – miumiu

http://store.miumiu.com/en/GB/dep/eyewear/cat/acetate/product/SMU11O_E2AU_F05P1#department_view=true&ref=1438940430998

Lipstick- illamasqua- discipline

http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/lips/lipsticks/matte-lipstick/lipstick-disciple/

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Can I crush on Culottes for a sec.

I have been eyeing this culottes look for the longest time; but could not figure out the best way to execute this…. until now.

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Top- ttya for Long tall sally
Culottes -ttya for long tall sally
Jacket -Long tall sally
Shoes -Zara
Clutch bag -Aldo.

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Play time

With the summer FINALLY visiting the UK it’s officially play time.

I am totally not leg confident but this playsuit adds variety to the everyday choice of shirt, dress or trousers.

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I love the skirted front of this number.  It is not as covered as I would have liked but I subconsciously feel less exposed.

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The deep cut back means you need to have your bra game on point.  I decided to wear my clear back bra from Debenhams with this playsuit and it worked well. If your too blessed to not be able to go bra less you might want to consider a good  bra before purchasing.
For the curvy ladies getting a good fitting bra can be the bane of our lives not to mention a multi-functional one.

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Photo credit - Long tall Sally and Debenhams

I am not convinced that this playsuit is the most comfortable but I know for sure that it brought the heat.🔥🔥🔥
And that ladies is the price we sometimes have to pay.

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With an outfit that speaks volumes my accessories were kept to a minimum.

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Words can not describe it but there is something about having your hands in your pocket and strutting “your stuff”. We see it on the runway all the time…It’s oozes confidence.

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Playsuit- longtallsally
Shoes – Valentino
Clutch bag- French connection
Necklace- Thrifted from my sister maternity closet.;)
Backless bra- Debenhams

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See you next friday
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Photocredit – Debenham and long tall sally

Summer Sweater- Fashionably comfortable

Is it too warm to wear a sweater in the summer … Well in my eyes, comfort is always in season.
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I am feeling comfortably fashionable in this ensemble. If you live in the UK you will understand why it is good to stay loyal to warm wears. Yes, even in the summer months.

I love the cut out shoulder detail on this sweater. As I always say, “A little shoulder sexy-ness never hurt no body”. ¬†Instantly this sweater does not look so chunky , although its a pretty thick yarn. The oversize cut makes this a perfect piece for relaxing in as it hangs looses on the body.

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Would it be wrong for me to just live in these jersey trousers.?

They are so comfortable. What I love most is that they are in this Oak Buff/ Camel colour that is hot for Fall 2015. Ladies  I know we complain about trousers not being long enough but these trousers really shut me up. The viscose fabric dropped so much that this trousers would have been sweeping the streets had I not rolled them at the waist.

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I completed this look with a simple neck piece . For the effortless fashionable finish.

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I had totally forgotten about my Birks till I visited my physiotherapist who pointed out that I was getting flat foot. Now am on a quest to take better care of my feet. I am no podiatrist but I have read that the raised arch of Birks helps support the foot’s natural shape and structure.
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Sweater – Asos Tall

http://www.asos.com/ASOS-Tall/ASOS-TALL-Chunky-Jumper-With-Cold-Shoulder-and-Split-Sides/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5375329&cid=18984&Rf900=1612,1631&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Rust&totalstyles=24&gridsize=3

Jersey Trousers – Asos Tall

http://www.asos.com/ASOS-Tall/ASOS-TALL-Longer-Length-Wide-Leg-Trousers-in-Jersey/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4045642&cid=18984&Rf900=1612,4033&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Camel&totalstyles=64&gridsize=3

Necklace – Marks and Spencer

Sandals- Birkenstock

Check out more summer sweater at http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/news/g8974/summer-sweaters/

Summer black

How do you wear black in summer ?
While some of you are going crazy over orange being the new black, for black has always been the new black and the only black… sorry to burst your bubble.¬† It almost seems strange to choose a black number on a hot summer day but guess what …sometimes you want to defy the normals.

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Yes black is rather solid for summer “they say”… thats until you add some accessories and texture to break it up and prove them wrong

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So from the head … a bob or cropped hair style means you need not worry about your hair getting in the way.

Keep your dressing simple and chic. This off the shoulder boat neck leotard is great for a Lil shoulder sexynessssss. … A must have for the summer plus it totally softens this look..

High waisted jeans go a long way in giving an instant and painless tummy tuck.

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My tassle bag adds some much needed texture to this outfit.   Suddenly this all black ensemble has movement. Great for my festival fanatics.n

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Finally  some killer heels. I have all the height I could ever require but the battle to be content continues.
I opted for cut out Sandals as no one likes sweaty feet in the summer. No doubt we stay on trend as caged shoes are a wardrobe essential this season.

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Would you be seen in all black in summer.?¬† How do you make “all black” less grungy and more gorgeous.

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Boat neck leotard top – Newlook.

http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tall/tall-black-bardot-neck-bodysuit-_322166601
High waisted skinny jeans – Asos Tall

http://www.asos.com//Asos-Tall/Asos-Tall-Rivington-High-Waist-Denim-Jeggings-In-Clean-Black/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3782306
Caged shoes – Nine west
Hand bag – Zara

http://www.zara.com/uk/en/sale/woman/bags/view-all/leather-bucket-bag-with-fringes-c734151p2401556.html

Necklace- Zara

Co-ordinate your wardrobe with “co-ords’

Have you ever put an outfit together and thought you were too matchy…. too coordinated. That perfect green dress paired with the green shoes and of course a green handbag topped with green accessories and you have created a monster outfit.🐉:D:D.

Well not anymore. This is the time to put your co-ordination skills to the test by giving the matching sets trend a go.
I think I pulled it off pretty well. Will be great to see you comments below👍.

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Yes… in case you were wondering this is a set. A peplum top teamed with the matching pencil skirt.

I have to give credit where credit is due. This peplum top is cut to perfection and it fits almost pefectly on my tall build. Believe me I know a thing or two about how clothing should fit with almost ten years fit modelling experience. From the sleeve head to the neck line and the waist line seam is well positioned ( although moving it a few Cm south would be perfect👌).

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Is it me or do I have a slimmer and longer silhouette in this outfit? Can not complain though, plus its Scuba fabric 👐👐👐

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Am having a midi obsession and love that this shirt is just over the knee and for a non Tall item it’s a pretty good length.

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Be sure to let me know your thoughts on my matching set.

Top -ASOS Peplum Top In Vibrant Floral Print Co-ord – Blue

Skirt -ASOS CO-ORD Pencil Skirt in Scuba in Floral Print with Front Split

Lilac Shoes from Newlook

Lipstick from Lime Crime (pansy)

Necklace from Sheinside

Sunglasses – Sunday somewhere X fashion Toast(Paris D frame)

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From Skinnies to Wide leg

There are no two ways about it I live in my skinny jeans. But from time to time it’s important to move away from your comfort zone.

I am very glad that wide leg trousers have not totally died and I strongly believe they are making a comeback. I refused to threw out my wide leg trouser and jeans and I don’t think you should either… (advise from a hoarder).

I felt really ‘hippie’ in this paisley¬†print palazzo trousers.¬† To top things off I rocked out in my tassel bag.

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You can probably tell that I am NOT a visual merchandiser but I am quietly pleased with my improvisation skill here. Byebye studio light… hello fancy clothing rack.

Prints are taking over this summer 2015. The trick is to mix your printed items with bold colours as I have done here. Stay tuned for my take on prints. You will be amazed at the variety.

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I said YES to a bit of fringe and some tassel on the top; in an attempt to bring back the 70s shake to this 21st century world.

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I love the back slit on this maxi duster … it gives a cheeky peek of my palazzo trousers with every step.¬†¬† It also give added movement to this cover up. All for extra fabulousness;).
The duster jackets are very similar to trench coats but made with much lighter fabrics so they are prefer for the spring and summer. The perfect ‘threw on’ to keep my skin covered and cool in the 45 degrees middle east sun.

Maxi Duster jacket with back slit -Custom made

Cami- Asos tall

Palazzo trouser -Dorothy Perkins Tall

or you can find similar at Long Tall Sally http://www.longtallsally.com/p/tall/paisley-palazzo-trouser-03J43#03J43BWH

Gold sandals -Primark

Leather bucket bag -Zara http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/handbags/view-all/leather-bucket-bag-with-fringes-c719532p2401556.html

Sunglasses – Sunday somewhere X fashion Toast(Paris D frame)

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