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Tall Women’s Fleece Pullover – Review

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Patagonia Re-Tool Snap Pullover

I’ve been looking for a tall women’s fleece pullover that’s super soft and I found a good one!

After a really long winter spring has finally sprung in Seattle. I haven’t put away my winter clothes just yet, though! I get cold easily and I love to be warm and snuggly when I’m at home – or really anywhere I guess. My two sweet boys each have a fuzzy children’s fleece pullover from Hana Andersson that they love and affectionately call their “Fuzzy.” I kept telling them, “I want my own Fuzzy!” 🙂 This Women’s Patagonia ‘Re-Tool’ Snap Pullover in coral fits the bill for a fuzzy tall women’s fleece pullover. I’m crazy about the vibrant coral color which is perfect for spring and makes me think that it’s not too late to be buying a warm, cozy fleece pullover – even though it IS April after all…

The details:
This pullover has a kangaroo hand-warmer pocket in front that is similar to the front pocket on a hooded sweatshirt and is great for feeling snuggly. The snap pocket is a bit retro and the neck snaps all the way up to keep you even warmer. While it’s not marked as a women’s size tall, the body and sleeves fit my long arms and long torso on my 6-foot tall body, so I think I can safely say that this is approved for tall women out there like myself! Hurry, run – get your own Fuzzy before it’s too late! 🙂

In the photo above, I paired this tall women’s fleece pullover with my 35″ inseam Joe’s Jeans. Joe’s were my first designer jeans and they are still a favorite brand of mine for comfort, fit and length. You’ll find Joe’s Jeans and other 35″ inseam jeans at SearchByInseam.com. Read more reviews of tall women’s clothing at blog.searchbyinseam.com.

 

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Tall Skinny Jeans

These Frame Forever Karlie Tall Skinny Jeans are really long. They have a 34.5" inseam which doesn't sound that tall, but it is because these are skinny jeans and your skinny jean inseam is way shorter than your bootcut/straight leg/flared jean inseam, remember? (If you don't know this, read the post How Long Should Skinny Jeans Be? You'll discover that my skinny jean inseam is 4 whole inches shorter than my normal inseam length.) These jeans will actually pool at the bottom unless you have a normal inseam length that is longer than 38", which is really rare. Find more tall skinny jeans at SearchByInseam.com.

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Review of Petite Plus StayShape Jeans

This is written by Amanda, who is a childhood friend and was given a pair of petite jeans in exchange for writing this review. I'm too tall to review petite jeans myself! :) 

Worst things to experience for me: 1. wet socks; 2. bra shopping; 3. jeans shopping…until I discovered Search By Inseam!

For me, it has been challenging since junior high school to find jeans that fit my inseam. Then, since my curves have grown curvier in my thirties, the challenge to find jeans that fit both my waist and inseam – and that don’t have too much stretch that cause sagging crotch – has become even greater.

Finally though, the solution has been found! Eddie Bauer StayShape Jeans live up to the promise to be jeans that “fit you perfectly, and always keep their shape.” I have been wearing the petite jeans with a 30 inch inseam, straight leg, and dark wash once a week for just over a month. The jeans have been washed a few times and have kept their shape.

Initially, I was shocked at how dark the dark wash really was. All my other dark washes at least have had a faded area at the top of the thighs. Once I got over the shock of an all-over dark wash, I found that I really had several items in my closet that work well with the look, and it’s a more professional look than the others in my collection. [Amanda is a teacher.]

I chose straight leg because everything else I have is either skinny or boot cut and I wanted something more versatile with my footwear. I can wear the jeans with flats, ankle boots, long boots (under the pant leg – haven’t tried over the leg yet and probably won’t) and on those days when I’m walking right after work or running errands with my four year old, sneakers.

Did I mention that the jeans really are comfortable? No sagging crotch. The waist band stays in place – no hiking up the waist every time I stand up or as I’m walking.

Best things to experience for me: 1. hugs and snuggles with my son; 2. everything about being a mom to my son; 3. jeans shopping through Search By Inseam.

Amanda

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Update on my New Year’s Resolution

Can you believe the first quarter of 2017 is already in the books? Crazy. I thought it would be good to check in with myself and see how I'm doing on my new year's resolution. How's that for accountability? 🙂

My goal for 2017 was to review more products for my customers and readers. So far this year, I've posted 14 reviews. Last year, I wrote 4 reviews total. Yay me! The thing that's been most surprising to me is how fun it is to do the reviews. Yes, I get to try out new clothes and I knew that would be fun, but I've really enjoyed writing up the reviews, having new and interesting content, and working with my friend and husband who've both been photographers for me. It's really nice working face-to-face with people when the majority of my work on the site is just me and my computer.

Expect more reviews in the next three quarters because it's fun for me and I've seen positive feedback and site traffic trends. Thank you to reader Carol for contributing her review in the first quarter, too! 

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Photo credit: Amber Wimber Photography for the top left 2 pictures and Jason Henderson for the rest. 

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Review of Tall Gap Utility Jacket

I bought this Gap Women's Utility Jacket in Spring Coral last month and it's huge! I love the color, but how can this be a small? I cinched it up as much as I could, but it's just too bulky to be flattering. The fabric is stiff, which I expected, but smells like petroleum. It also looks like it's all pockets to me. So I'm sad to be sending this back, but it's just not going to work for me. Gap, when you make something this oversize, please make it in a Tall Extra Small. That might have worked for me. You make a Regular Extra Small, so why not do that with a tall size as well? Just because we are tall doesn't mean we are also large. 

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Review of My $10 Leggings

I've been wearing some old Hot Chillys ski leggings and finally decided to get something new. My old ones are a high rise and they aren't comfortable anymore. I found these Leggings Depot Ultra Soft Basic Solid Plain Best Seller Leggings Pants for just $9.99 and thought I'd take a chance. No inseam was listed and they are "one size fits all" so it was a risk. I am happy to report that they fit me well! I measured them to find out that they have a 27" inseam length. This is deceiving, because they stretch quite a bit. They reach down to my ankle bone, which I've measured before at a 31" inseam (see my post How Long Should Skinny Jeans Be?). These leggings are super soft and feel like suede! I bought them in black (and need to get some black flats now to match!) but they come in lots of colors. Find more leggings in your exact inseam length at SearchByInseam.com

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Photo by Jason Henderson