Lisa Leslie Receives BET Honor

The BET Honors aired last night, but were held on January 12th at Warner Theatre in Washington DC.  Lisa Leslie, T.D. Jakes, Halle Berry, Clarence Avant and Chaka Khan were honored.  Lisa Leslie received her BET Honor for Athletics.  Here are some pictures from the awards show of the 6’5″ Lisa Leslie, looking absolutely gorgeous and elegant in black. If interested you can also watch a five-minute interview with the tall beauty speaking  her story on becoming a sports icon here.







Congratulations to Lisa Leslie and thank you for making us team tall girls proud and showing tall women all over the world that we too can be athletic, fierce, beautiful and still feminine.

So what do you all think of Lisa Leslie’s look for the evening?  I think she looks, classy, elegant, chic and absolutely gorgeous. :)

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Grammy Top Three Picks

As you all know the 2013 Grammy awards were presented last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  I featured some of the red carpet looks from beauties 5’8 and taller on the Pretty Tall Style Facebook page, but here are my top three favorites of the night. I loved them all equally.

5’8 Rihanna looked absolutely amazing in red.  Classy looks good on her, as does bad girl, but I love that she is a style chameleon and can pretty much pull anything off that she chooses.





The 5’11 Taylor Swift looked lovely, like a Grecian goddess with her hair and  this stunning white gown.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet



5’8 Kelly Rowland looked amazing with the perfectly placed cutouts and sheer panels. I loved her flawless make-up and pulled back hair with bangs.





So did you have a favorite of the night, tall or otherwise?

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Year of the Snake

Sunday February 10th is the start of the Lunar New Year or what is most commonly known as Chinese New Year.  Seeing that 2013 is the year of the snake, what better reason do you need to incorporate this exotic print into your wardrobe. Here are a few of my current favorites.


Farrah Bow Blouse, $109 via Height Goddess


Boyfriend Shirt Dress, $138 via Height Goddess


Joan & David Giane Pump, $149.95, up to a size 12 via Nordstrom


Steve Madden Tailor Flat, $49, up to a size 14 via Barefoot Tess

So how will you be incorporating snake print into your wardrobe this year?

Happy Shopping!



Olive and Honey Gold

Hello lovely people, I hope you all are having a terrific Tuesday!DSC01525_pp

Today I am wearing a new color combination that I haven’t tried before and really like.  Olive and honey, the names seem to go together just as perfectly as the color pairing.


The neutral unassuming olive, tones down what could otherwise be a somewhat loud honey gold.  DSC01578

As you can tell I am loving my new Coach bag that the hubby picked out himself and surprised me with.  Love the detail, structure and color of the leather.DSC01524_pp

A cute and casual look that says I’m not afraid to try new things, within reason of course. ;) DSC01544_pp

What I’m Wearing:

Olive Blouse – via TJ. Maxx

Honey Gold Skinny Ankle Jeans – (tall)

Bag – Coach

Bracelets – Amrita Singh

Earrings – Jean Warehouse

Leopard Print Pumps – Nine West via

So tell me is this a color pairing that you’d be willing to try?



Monday Blues

Hello beautiful ones! Hope you all had a great weekend. It’s Monday and I’ve got the blues, but in a good way, because I’m wearing another peplum top that I made myself, in one of my favorite colors cobalt blue. :) ,




What I’m Wearing:

Blue Peplum T-Shirt – DIY

Blue Clutch –

Jeans – (Tall)

Shoes –

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a marvelous week!



Army Wife

Hello beautiful ones!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. My weekend has been pretty good.  I’ve had some time to do some sewing and work on a couple of things that as always, I’ll be excited to show you next week.


Today’s look is a casual one, perfect for the weekend.  I have quite a few obsessions right now. You already know the peplum…lol Camouflage print is another one.  Now my husband being in the Army wears camo everyday to work and absolutely hates it. (SMH) He says it is not in style and never will be…


He is so wrong as we all know camouflage print is very much “in” right now and personally I think it’s a classic.  Especially the jackets, I’m still waiting to get my hands on one those.


But I was able to get my paws on these lovely pants from Gap, so they are satisfying my camouflage obsession for the moment.


I decided to pair them with one of my hubby’s ARMY T-shirts for the full on effect and throw on some heels to add a bit of a feminine flair.  He just shook his head as he was taking the pictures, I think secretly deep down…maybe way, way deep down…he liked it though. ;)


What I’m Wearing:

Moto Jacket – (Tall)

Army T-shirt – Borrowed from the Hubby

Camo Pants – (Tall)

Black Pumps –

So what are your thoughts on camouflage?  Is it a print that you wear or would wear? Let me know in the comments below, I love reading your thoughts. :)

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Navy and Fuchsia

Hello Lovelies!


Have you ever made a suit out of two pieces that didn’t come together  or even from the same store?  Well that is what I did here. Remember a while back when I was showing you my closet and talking about editing, because I had so much and could never find anything to wear?  Well I found these navy pants hidden in between a few things.  I’ve had them for months and completely forgot  about them.  I was able to see  this blazer that I’ve had for quite a few months as well and noticed that they were both the same color.   I never wore them together before, because I could not see them.  what do you know they go together perfectly, so now I have a navy suit. ;)DSC01142_pp




What I’m Wearing:

Navy 3/4 Sleeve Blazer – Charlotte Russe

Navy Pants – Banana Republic Factory Store (tall)

Printed Top – Banana Republic Factory Store

Shoes – Nine West via

Gold Cuff Bracelet – Forever 21

Bag – Coach

P.S. I loving my new Coach bag!  My hubby surprised me with it a couple of weeks ago when I was sick in bed with the flu.  The brown pairs very well with navy.

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Faux Leather, Faux Fur, Faux Real

Hello Lovelies! With today’s outfit post it would be a darn lie if I told you I was walking around Honolulu with this outfit on.  Even in the middle of December it does not get cold enough on this island.  To be honest I was sweating just taking these pictures…lol but I was in the mood to “dress up” for Winter and really wanted to wear my (faux) leather pants and (faux) fur vest together.


After waiting for what seemed like an eternity I received these pants I purchased a couple of weeks ago from Alloy. I ordered them in October and they were backordered.


But they were definitely worth the wait. They are super long, (I had to cuff mine under) and super soft and comfy to wear.  I absolutely love the look of them.  The only negative is that they do have a low-rise, nothing obscene, just a bit lower than I’m used to.


This faux fur vest I’ve had for over ten years now and I’ve only had the opportunity to wear it a couple of times, but every time I do, it adds instant chic to my outfit and makes me feel well …posh.  Although its faux, its the quality that has allowed it to hold up its appearance all of these years, even after being stuffed in a vacuum sealed bag for most of its life . Every time I pull it out its luster  remains intact and its super soft.  Its one of  the best clothing investments I’ve made.  Another one of those items every woman should own, whether faux or real.


A great fitting pair of leather pants, whether faux or real, also a must have.  They can be worn day or night. Be on the lookout for these pants in other upcoming outfit posts.

So what do you think of this “Faux Real” combination? Are you a fan of pairing leather and fur together?  I think the combination exudes a certain subtle, sexy elegance.  DSC01192_pp

What I’m Wearing:

Faux Fur Vest – Los Angeles Vendor (really old)

Heather Gray Turtleneck – (tall)

Faux Leather Pants – Jalate via (37″ inseam)

Black Booties – Christian Siriano for Payless

Bag – Louis Vuitton

Lipstick – MAC (Media)

I really wish it was cold enough here, for me to strut about town in this outfit, because I am definitely feeling this look. ;)

Thank you for reading!



No nonsense Tights and Leggings – 2 Looks


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine. No nonsense tights and leggings can be found at food and drug stores as well as mass retail stores.

Living in Hawaii I don’t often have the opportunity to layer up very much because of the consistently warm temperatures here on the island.  But I was excited when I received my No nonsense tights and leggings in the mail.  I received a pair of No nonsense leggings in black and a pair of textured fashion tights in black.  The leggings were a bit short on me which was expected since I’m 6’4″ tall. They stopped about 2 inches above my ankles, but I always wear leggings during the fall and winter season inside of  my boots, so this did not bother me.  What I loved the most about these leggings is the way they feel.  They are so comfortable and super smooth.  Now if No nonsense made them in an extra long version, I would be one super happy tall girl.  Now on the other hand the super cute tights were surprisingly long enough.  They were a size m/l and super stretchy.  They went all the way up and did not ride down at all.  These tights are definitely a new-found favorite of mine.




The great thing about wearing leggings are they are a quick, easy and comfy way to get dressed and still look cute and pulled together by simply throwing on an oversized cardigan, sweater or shirt. Quick, easy and comfy are all needed for moms on the go and running errands on the weekend.

What I’m Wearing #1:

Cardigan – Missoni for Target

Top – Old Navy

Leggings – (courtesy of) No nonsense

Boots – Via Spiga via Nordstrom Rack

Bag – Louis Vuitton

Necklace – Forever 21

WhenI laid my eyes on these No nonsense tights and the super cute laced texture I knew immediately that I wanted to play on the edgy-girl look.  So I paired them with a flirty skirt and moto jacket to help achieve the look.  This is my first time ever wearing textured tights and I have to say I will adding more of these to my closet.  I think they are a great way to add visual interest and fun to a simple ensemble.




What I’m Wearing:

Jacket – Topshop

Dress – Anne Klein via Ross

Shoes – Christian Siriano for Payless

Earrings – Forever 21

Tights – (courtesy of) No nonsense 

Find more No nonsense tights, leggings and other leg wear products at No nonsense tights/leggings can also be found at food and drug stores, as well as mass retail stores.  They are affordable and the quality is up to par.

Here is a video with Jill Martin as she discusses how to wear the latest trends, that include colored tights and essential leggings.



*Disclaimer  – Find your pair of affordable No nonsense tights and leggings here. I was sponsored by No nonsense for this opportunity. All opinions are my own.


Hunter green mixed with tonal browns, makes me think of  a natural, earthy kind of vibe….would you agree? I really love this color pairing. Very subdued, mellow, but definitely not bland.  I was feeling warm, comfy, casual yet still chic.  Perfect fall outfit for this mom on the go running errands.


What I’m Wearing:

Faux Leather Jacket – Old Navy (tall) old

Taupe Tanktop – Splendid via Nordstrom Rack

Hunter Green Pants – DIY

Leopard Print Flats – Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack

Bag – Louis Vuitton

Bracelets – Gifted (My Sister :)