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The Better Peep Toe Show from Sensational Soles

The last time I can remember wearing a peep toe heel was my sophomore year of college. On very early eBay, I scored a pair of lightly-used Nine West, size 11 gold peep toe pumps. They arrived in time for the spring formal, but the gold leather was scratched and scraped and they were a…

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Gingham Style from Long Tall Sally

Good ol’ gingham. The origin of this punchy, woven cotton or linen fabric dates back to the 17th century. The first ginghams were originally exported to Europe via Dutch-colonized Malaysia, and they were striped; not checked (“gingham” is borrowed from the Malay adjective for “striped”). When the Brits started manufacturing fabrics in the 18th century,…

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The Ballet That Makes a Splash from Sensational Soles

I love the color red. It’s so bright and bold and is impossible not to notice. As a fashion choice, it is incredibly practical, as it can span all four seasons without looking out of place, plus it is universally flattering on all skin types. Too much red could be overwhelming and intimidating, I guess—but a…

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Tangled Up in Blue with Long Tall Sally

I am not a flashy girl. I have no piercings, no tattoos, and until I was 24, I had never dyed my hair (and even then, I went with a brownish-red that closely resembled my own hair color). When it comes to clothing, I favor earth tones, and most of my shoes are brown. But…

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Add Some Spring To Your Step With Long Tall Sally

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring! I am so tired of bundling up in several layers just to leave the house and being restricted to wearing either snow boots or rain boots. I am aching to stuff all my winter clothes in a corner and break out my skirts…

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Discovering the Girly Platform Pump for a Long-Footed Lady

Photo Credit: Joslyn Blair I was pretty much a tomboy growing up. In middle school and high school particularly, I would wear a lot of sports clothes, because we could always find a tracksuit and sneakers in my size. But dresses, cute skirts, and footwear appropriate for a 14 year-old girl proved to be harder…