This week we have the one and only Tanasha, Pretty Tall Style! Besides the fact that Tanasha has great style, she sews a lot of her own pieces. Being able to juggle being a wife, a mother, a fashion blogger, and sewing a bunch of your own pieces (that look great), is freaking impressive!
Keep reading below to learn a little about what got Tanasha started blogging, and her outlook on being a TBW (Tall Beautiful Woman)!
Height: 6’ 4″
Shoe Size: 12 or 13, depending on the shoe.
How long have you been blogging?
I started Pretty Tall Style in 2012, so on and off for four years now.
What made you decide to start blogging?
I started Pretty Tall Style as a creative outlet and a style diary of sorts, also a way to gain my confidence back. After getting married and having my two boys I became a stay at home mom and put on some weight. I became a lounge wear/yoga pants mom. I didn’t know how to dress my new body, I didn’t feel good about myself and I didn’t know what I was supposed to wear as a mom, because I was used to dressing a thinner body in business casual for work, and going out attire for the weekends. So I fell into the trap of just dressing comfortably, which for me at the time, was velour and fleece tracksuits and yoga pants. Pretty Tall Style became a way for me to hold myself accountable, to find myself again, outside of my wife and mommy role. My blog is like my me time, and while on this personal journey, I’ve been able to help other tall women and girls by being a tall fashion resource as well.
Where is your favorite place to shop for tall clothing (or top 3)? for shoes?
Currently it is actually making my own. For shoes it would be Nordstrom Rack and Nordstrom.
I also see that you sew some of your own pieces. How long have you been sewing? What made you start that? Can we expect some YouTube tutorials in the future?
I’ve been sewing on and off for a few years now and probably a bit more consistently within the last year. I started sewing because I was inspired by Mimi G. She is a Fab and very popular style and sewing blogger. She just made it seem so easy and I thought to myself, I can do that. Now my stuff is nowhere near her talents…lol But I’m happy that I am to the point that I can make pieces like my own maxi dresses and not be ashamed to wear them out of the house. As far as YouTube sewing tutorials, I would say no, there are already a lot out there done by seamstresses who really know what they are doing. I know a lot of time goes into making the videos and I just don’t have that kind of time, nor my boys who are 4 and 6 the patience to even let me attempt it. I like my sleep. 🙂
How did you feel about being tall growing up?
As far as I can remember I think I was okay with it. I don’t remember ever wanting to be shorter until maybe high school when there was a dance about to go on. I think that may be it. But other than that it really was never that much of an issue for me.
What would you say to any tall ladies that are uncomfortable with their height?
It wasn’t until adulthood that I truly started to appreciate how great it is to be tall. We get attention without even trying. Being tall makes us super unique and it is a gift that many people wish they could have. I’m sure every tall girl has heard at least one time in their life someone wishing they could have a few of their inches. Being tall is a blessing, we were born to stand out.
If you could snap your fingers and cause one article of clothing to be as accessible for tall women as it is for everyone else, what would that item be?
I’m actually going to choose shoes. I really wish that all shoes went up to at least a size 12 or 13. There are sooooo many cute pairs of shoes that I see and get so upset when they stop at a size 11.
What is your most irritating #tallgirlproblem?
That would be airplanes. I hate getting on them and I hate the seats. I have young kids so when we fly the exit row is not an option and it is the worst. In all honesty this is the only time I hate being so tall, because of the discomfort.
Thanks for being #tallistaoftheweek, Tanasha! Your story of how you came to start blogging is similar to mine. It’s easy to fall into a slump and put the family before yourself. Keep up the good work! You indeed are inspiring women to take some time for themselves and do something to make yourself feel good!
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