Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Part Time Gig.

Hey peeps, Just thought I'd let you know that I am working for Tall Clothing Mall again.  Those of you who know me personally might remember that a couple of years ago I wrote articles for TallClothingMall.com.  Well Krista (the proprietor of the site) has asked me to re-join the team.  Since I am not working full time, I have a bit more time and will be contributing to her blogs, (tallclothingmall.blogspot.com & tallsnob.com) as well as writing her newsletter, and potentially helping clients with personal shopping requests. 
Me at 7 or 8.  Notice how much taller I was than the other kids!
This is a cause that's dear to my heart.  I've been tall my whole life (I came out of the womb at 2 1/2 feet.  ok, I'm kidding).  But seriously since I could remember, I was taller than the other kids, boys included.  If I had a nickel for every time I heard (from the latter) "she's cute but she's too tall..." I'd be, well not rich but I'd at least have a handful of nickels :)  I didn't  love being tall until I was in college.  Part of the reason why was the clothing aspect.  Back then you really couldn't find long inseam clothing (or certainly not in my parents' price range anyway) and I'd wear high waters or mens' pants.  I loved fashion even then and the fact that I had to choose between dressing like a boy and wearing high waters made me want to gag.  Every kid has her thing- too tall, too short, too skinny, too fat...so this is no sob story.  I only tell you that to let you know that I seriously empathize with people who are not the norm and can't find what they're looking for--clothes, or anything else for that matter--and am really excited about helping folks meet that need.  I also love to write (shocking!) and so writing about shopping for tall people?  It's pretty much a perfect gig.  The only downfall?  I am totally coming across tons of great clothing items that I must have...but since I'm not bringing home any bacon, can't really justify.  Shame right?! 

My first pair of womens' jeans that were long enough
were Lucky Brand.  I bought them my sophomore year of
college.  They were $70 and I had to put them on layaway!
Check out the site--even if you're not tall, her sales page is awesome and always loaded with discounts and coupon codes for a variety of stores, most of which are not specifically geared toward tall people.  If you are tall and haven't checked out Tall Clothing Mall yet, please do and make sure to sign up for the newsletter! It's an amazing resource full of options for you!

Wish me luck!


2 comments:

  1. My first pair of women's jeans were also Lucky's. Thankfully, my mom bought them for me, but I felt so guilty about how much they cost that I couldn't wear them for weeks.

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  2. First, I love that you comment here on the blog instead of on Facebook! Second, that is so funny that you couldn't wear them! A year or so ago I bought a pair of true religions. They were the most I ever paid for one clothing item and they hung in my closet for a couple of weeks. In that timeframe they went in sale and I got a price adjustment! They are 36 inch inseam :)

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