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    January Blues: Dreamy denim pieces you need for 2020

    So I’ve been doing a little sale shopping lately (okay, actually a lot) and one of the things I keep falling in love with is… denim! Comfy, stylish and versatile, i’s easy to see why it’s everyone’s favourite fabric, so I thought I’d share some of my faves with you all, alongside a cool, 70’s-inspired look!  When the hems actually reach your ankles and you can’t take your eyes off them… #TallGirlProbs First up, this boilersuit, snapped up in the Topshop sale (can you believe this beaut was only £20?!) I’m not usually a blue denim kinda girl, but it’s my new favourite thing; for one, the legs actually reach…

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    Happy New Year! My top 5 blogging resolutions for 2020

    Happy New Year, lovelies! Still can’t believe we’re in 2020- I mean, how did a whole new decade even get here!? I’m super excited for what this year has in store and for my very first post of the year I thought I’d share some of my blogging resolutions with you, so sit back, relax and enjoy the pretty, pink look I’m serving you this time around. Happy New year! (emphasis on the ‘Happy’)… 1) Stop caring about the numbers As some of you may know, I started blogging about a year and a half ago and over the past say… 8 months, I’ve found myself getting a little too fixated with…

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    3 types of Christmas jumpers to suit every Santa, Scrooge or anything inbetween

    So Christmas is just a couple of days away (we’re just going to brush over the fact that I was supposed to have posted this last Monday), which means we’ve only got 2 days (yes, T-W-O) to snap up a cute, cringy or overly Christmassy knit before it’s time to stow them away for next year *sniffles*. Luckily for you, I’ve trawled the internet and found a Christmas jumper for every kind of girl out there, so sit back, pop on a Christmas film in the background and enjoy.  Waiting under the tree on Christmas morning like… #IAmTheGift 1) The not -quite -Christmas jumper Perfect for those days in the…

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    4 types of dresses you need in your party season wardrobe

    It’s that time of year when Christmas do’s, festive catch-ups and birthday parties (for all you December babies out there) are starting to come up, and what better reason to air out those legs in a dress? As a tall woman, I know navigating the world of dresses can be a challenge, particularly when you’re trying to keep warm and get your sparkle on at the same time. Not to worry though- I’ve trawled the internet and picked out my top 4 styles of party dresses you NEED in your wardrobe for festive season, so sit back, relax and prepare to twirl the night away.  Those celebratory vibes when it’s…

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    Diamonds and Furs: Must have cosy and sparkly pieces for party season

    Okay, so it may finally be party season (it didn’t half take its time getting here, did it?), but I for one will definitely not be making it shiver season this time around. December’s that time of year where everyone likes to get their glam on, so I’ve sourced the sparkliest and cosiest pieces to get you through party season in super hot style. Waiting for that first party season event like… 1) Jewels for your crown It’s said that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, and what better thing to set off that crown than some sparkly hair accessories? I got these hair clips from ‘Primarni’ a couple of…

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    Black, White and Splashes of Cow print: 5 quick steps to styling monochrome like a fashionista

    Okay. First of all no, you aren’t seeing things…. this post is fashionably late. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that Monday’s my usual posting day, but let’s just say a combination of the weather and other um… unforeseen circumstances meant I couldn’t serve this look to you yesterday (sorry!) In my last post, we went back to basics, so this time around I thought I’d switch things up and show you how to rock monochrome like a fashionista ’cause you know… get you a girl who can do both and all that. Holding that casual Insta baddie pose like… (I actually amost fell over…

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    Back to Basics: My top 5 must-have neutrals for Autumn-Winter 19/20

    If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably know two things: 1) I’m a huge fan of colour. 2) I made a decision a while back to start using ‘She Walks Tall’ as a space to discuss deeper topics, particularly the controversial ones. I’m also a firm believer in the idea that variety is the spice of life though and since I don’t wanna be that girl who’s always getting all heavy on ya, this time around I thought I’d switch things up with some pure and simple fashion. I’m servin’ you a hot new look and sharing my top 5 must-have neutrals for the cooler months, so sit back and…

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    9 reasons why over-editing your photos is irresponsible

    Editing (a.k.a. image retouching). It’s something that’s become so normalised in mainstream media and, more recently in the blogging world. Admittedly, it’s one of the best ways to take your Insta snaps from basic to bangin’ when used in moderation, but with editing apps making ‘perfection’ so accessible, it’s easy to go overboard without thinking twice about the impact. And sure, I get that everyone wants to look their best in photos, but I also believe that people in the public sphere should be very self-aware when it comes to portraying a certain image. With that in mind, here are 9 reasons why over-editing your photos as a blogger, influencer or…

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    5 reasons to shop from your wardrobe more… #NoBuyChallenge 🛒🛒

    Okay, so I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a shopaholic. It probably has something to do with the fact that I’m a (part time) blogger, but over the past year I’ve found myself constantly buying new clothes. I had this moment a while back where I looked around my bedroom and just kind of thought “Whoa there, girl… you have waaaaaaaay too much stuff.” So what did I do? I set myself a challenge not to buy any new clothes for the whole of October (shocker, I know) and guess what? I absolutely smashed it. I’ve found myself really enjoying my #NoBuyChallenge, so I thought I’d…

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    Dear Black Girl: An open letter to any black girl who’s ever felt like she’s not enough.

    Dear Black Girl They tell you you’re pretty… for a dark-skinned girl. I mean… sure, you’re an 8, but if you were just a little lighter? You’d be a perfect 10. They say you speak reeeeeeeeal good… for a ‘coloured’ girl. When you tell them you’re into classical; heavy metal; pop, they act surprised, like… shouldn’t you be into rap? Um… are you even… black? Walking towards that heart-to-heart with your black girls like… | Tall leopard print midi dress: Boohoo, similar at Asos| Brown square buckle leopard print belt: New Look, similar at Asos In school, they once told you your hair looked like their pubes; said your nose was so…

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    My top 7 tips for taking bangin’ pics for your Instagram/Blog… with your phone camera! 📱📱

    As some of you may know, I’ve been blogging for just over a year now and quite a few people have commented on how good my pics are… thank you, thank you *bows*. I’m gonna let you into a little-known secret though: *whispers* you don’t need a snazzy camera to take high-quality pics. Yup, that’s right- I’ve been snapping away for the past year with just my Samsung Galaxy S8 (#AndroidGangUnite) and you know what? I’ve been getting on just fine!  Since caring is sharing (and I care about you guys a lot), I thought I’d share some of my top tips for taking bangin’ pics with your trusty old phone, so here…

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    Shaded: The 9 best and worst High Street Retailers for Diversity In Fashion 🕶️🕶️

    DIVERSITY: Noun /daɪˈvɜː(r)səti/ – The state of being diverse. DIVERSE: Adjective /dʌɪˈvəːs,ˈdʌɪvəːs/ – Showing a great deal of variety; very different. It’s something that’s so incredibly important, but unfortunately, in retail, it’s often forgotten about… or worse, totally ignored. Growing up, the lack of women who looked like me in the media was definitely something I noticed, but becoming a blogger in the past year has really opened my eyes to just how far the fashion industry has to go with inclusivity and diversity. As much as I love blogging, I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t been a little discouraging seeing just how uninclusive the blogging sphere can be……