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No More Shoe Blues With These Blue Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds

With my size 15D feet (16 in a sneaker), walking into a shoe store and seeing all the great styles not available to me is akin to being a diabetic in candy shop. It used to make me angry. Once, at a big & tall specialty store in Manhattan, I was actually told by the…

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The Next-to-Custom Dress Shoe: An Allen Edmonds Review

For me, dress shoes have always been sort of an afterthought. An add-on. Picture me at a local suit shop. After spending an hour or more looking for something to fit my big 6’8” frame—be it for the junior prom, a football team banquet, a job interview, or most recently, my wedding to HoS founder Kacy…

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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…

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The Even Nicer Nice Shoe: An Allen Edmonds Review

My very first pair of “nice” dress shoes were for my bar mitzvah and they were Allen Edmonds shoes. I didn’t know the brand at the time—I was a wee pre-teen—but even then I thought they were sleek. Cool. I was barely just starting to think about how attire spoke about you as a person, but I had…

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Glam and On the Go c/o Long Tall Sally

I used to love dressing up for parties and special occasions when I was a little girl (mostly because I loved spinning around in circles while my skirt swished and swirled around me). As I got older, I loved the “getting ready part” that dressing up entailed. For high school proms and college formals, days,…

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Black Lace Splendor Amidst the Ruins c/o Long Tall Sally

Photo Credit: Joseph Ash How do you begin a love letter to someone you really, really love when they barely know you exist? That is my conundrum with this post. I love, love, love Long Tall Sally and have loved them for over a decade now. So when I was given the opportunity to to review a…