This past weekend, I visited the Long Tall Sally pop-up shop in Boston. LTS has been hosting a series of pop-up shops across the United States (see the full list here), which has been AMAZING for those of us far from the only current LTS US store–located in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.Why amazing? LTS ships in the latest spring 2011 fashions for two weekend days, and you can see, feel, and most importantly TRY ON items…most people take this for granted, but as tall women everywhere know, it is such a novelty to try on/fit into multiple pairs of pants and have to decide based on style as opposed to fit! Not surprisingly, Saturday was mobbed, and Sunday was quieter, but I walked out with two pairs of jeans—the Portobello Skinny Jeans featured in my previous post, and the Silver Natsuki Jeans that are sold out online.
The verdict? I am delighted with both pairs of jeans. The Portobellos have a wonderful high rise that sits at my actual waist, and are slim-fitting without being tight due to elastane content. The Silver Natsukis are my 2011 replacement for my Parasuco bootlegs…I love the distressed wash, wide bootcut, and how substantial and high-quality they feel on. Both would be equally arresting on a very slender tall woman, but I find both cuts particularly flattering to my curvy frame (I’m a size M-L on top, 10-14 on bottom for Long Tall Sally). I also met some lovely tall women, and the LTS staff at the pop-up were wonderful, helpful, and sweet! Great job, LTS!