A Love Letter to Gap and Tall Sweaters

Upon realizing that the only breakfast food we had in the home was bacon and two eggs, the fiance offered to take me to brunch on Saturday. I checked the weather to see that it was 66 degrees out (in Philadelphia, mind you). Wearing a turtleneck and plaid skirt sans tights seemed like a ideal weather-wise combination, while the colors felt seasonally appropriate.

I have to give it to Gap for designing sweaters that come in a tall length. Not all tall lines extend to sweaters. (Ball is in your court, J.Crew.) How annoying it is to have a sweater fit through the torso, only for the overall length and that of the sleeves to fit cropped! The sweater I wore to brunch was a turtleneck style that I purchased back in 2013. The quality is pretty remarkable as it has kept it’s shape and color, but to be honest, I have come to expect that from the Gap. Looking back, I wish I had purchased it in black, and other available colors.

A quick note on the skirt: I bought it from Brooks Brothers about two years ago. Brooks Brothers does not extend its lines to tall; however the hemlines are typically more conservative, so a longer version is not always necessary. I am a sucker for any black watch plaid item, be it a skirt (check!), popover shirt with beaded detail (check!), or the fiance’s wallet (check!).


sweater // ballet flats // skirt (similar) // skirt (similar) // black tartan dress // lip color //eyeshadow pallette // satchel (similar) // necklace // necklace // earrings // bracelet // ring // sunglasses

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