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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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Channeling Audrey with Long Tall Sally

Photo Credit: Karin Londgren As you can see here, I have long had a love affair with Long Tall Sally, and I must say that the only thing better than doing one review of Long Tall Sally is getting to do another one. The beauty of this LTS trench, like all classic trench coats, is that…

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An Unexpected Gown for a Taller Than Your Average Girl c/o Long Tall Sally

I still vividly remember how I felt in my first formal dress. It was 1999, and I was an androgynous, 15-year old junior with a pixie cut and very little patience for anything beyond my everyday all-black ensemble and Doc Martens. I was going to prom with my friends; I didn’t have a date. The…