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    ‘Oh, Howdy’: How to style the western trend with 5 key pieces from your current winter wardrobe

    Well, it looks like the Western trend is still alive and kickin’ and being a huge fan of all things animal-inspired, I can’t say I’m too upset about this news. I’ve been seeing Western buckles, tassels and wide-brim hats all over my Insta feed, so I decided to put my own spin on things and serve you a little monochromatic piece of the Wild West with this look, ft. some of the faves from my current winter wardrobe. Oh, howdy! Servin’ those sassy cowgirl vibes like… 1) The satin jumpsuit Not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Western fashion, but I thought I’d switch things…

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    My kind of nude: Black girl friendly nudes for Valentine’s day, Galentines day and Every day in-between

    So, Missguided recently announced that they’ve started stocking nude underwear for a wider range of skin tones, and naturally I was pretty excited. My excitement was short-lived though, because when I went on their website, I realised that… Every. Single. Shade. Was. Shown. On. The. Same. Fair. Skinned. Model… Sigh. Now, don’t get me wrong – this isn’t personal. I’m not trying to create an ‘us vs. them’ dynamic where it’s cool to attack people because you’re frustrated by the lack of diversity, but here’s the thing: as a woman of colour, I can honestly tell you that there simply aren’t many things that come in our shade. So when they finally…

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    Fabulous Furs in Fashion: Is wearing faux fur ethical?

    So Queen Elizabeth II recently made the switch to wearing faux fur (okay, kinda late, but better late than never) and it kind of got me thinking about the ethical side of things. Most of us have established that real fur is a big ‘no-no’ in the 21st century, but should faux fur have any real place in the fashion world either? To help me answer this question, I put together a look featuring some of my faux fur faves, and got to grips weighing up the pros and cons in the fabulously furry debate. Putting on my (furry) thinking hat like…  Pink pointed toe ankle boots: River Island (similar) Faux…

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    Dripping in gold: 6 must-have pieces from the chain layering trend (ft. Orelia London)!

    It’s no secret that gold jewellery is my fave and one thing that’s caught my eye of late (what can I say? I’m a bit of a magpie) is the layering trend! Since Orelia London were kind enough to gift me some of their necklaces, I thought I’d share some of this season’s coolest must-haves from the jewellery trend that’s hot on everyone’s lips. Don’t believe me? Check out my lippie.  Gold chunky pearl hoops 1) Simple and slinky Made for girls who like the simple things in life, this one’s understated with a hint of snakey charm. Wear on its own for effortless style, or layer up for a…

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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…