June 22, 2012

FAVORITE FIND: Cassidy Linen Blend Fit & Flare Pant by The Limited

Trust me on this when I say these are the best pants ever.  I know this because I purchased them last year, and look for every reason to wear them.  Lightweight and airy, they also provide an edge of chic but can be dressed for the most casual of affairs, and tend to go with almost EVERYTHING.  These pants are magic pants in terms of fit - nary a thigh they meet that they don't flatter and most importantly, don't accentuate.

While the full-price tag is a big too steep for a regular shopping trip, rest assured that The Limited will have a sale sooner or later (which we can tell you about!) and the reguar price will be a bargain price in no time.  That will be your time to strike on this wardrobe essential.

June 21, 2012

FAVORITE FIND: A Long-Sleeved Maxi Dress

Found a gem, and thought I'd share.  Opaque and breathing-room friendly, this long-sleeve maxi requires little to no negotiation.  Bright accessories can easily bring it from fall to summer and vice versa.  And 20 bucks?  Is there much more to think about?

June 17, 2012

FAVORITE FIND: Hive & Honey Wide Leg Beach Pant at Piperlime

Another favorite find!  It's hard not to love everything when Piperlime is having a sale.

You may have been inspired to have beach-like clothing after our post on beachy-keen outfits.  If you are on the hunt, these wide-leg, salmon-toned lightweight pants by Hive & Honey are on sale at Piperlime for $37 plus 15% off plus an additional 2% back in cash through Ebates.  I'll do the math for you...that's $30 for these pants!

FAVORITE FIND: Hive & Honey Striped Tank/Tee Maxi Dress from Piperlime

Oh, how I love those outfits where you don't have to plan anything and they just work.  That's this tee/skirt combo from Hive & Honey at Piperlime.  During their 15% sitewide (including sale items!) campaign, get an extra few dollars off this $29 COMPLETE OUTFIT!  Talk about a steal!

June 16, 2012

FAVORITE FIND: Stitched Shawl Collar Jacket from The Limited

We posted on boyfriend blazers a few weeks ago and one of our favorites from that post is now on sale!

A PINK BLAZER.  Raise your hand if you're in love.

At only $37, it provides a few extra inches of vital coverage for those business suits and business profesh looks.  I already ordered mine through Ebates and received an extra 1.5% back in cash!

Try it with your favorite jeans - I'm envisioning wide-legs on these - or a pair of white linen pants!

June 11, 2012

The One That Started It All

While there are many instances that led to this blog, the catalyst is an innocuous black dress.  Supposedly a staple in every woman's closet but hear you me: as a Muslim women, a black dress is not the item found 'round the world.  When one of my best friend's asked me to be her maid of honor, I excitedly said yes (of course!).

The only thing of the entire MOH experience which was a challenge was the search for a bridesmaid dress: a simple, formal black dress.  It's the black dress I spent a solid 4 months searching for last year - enlisting a myriad of friends in the process - which ultimately led me to create Greater Lengths.  The promise to you is to make your American style and fashion search a more enjoyable and less anxiety-inducing experience.

Happy anniversary to my sweet friends on their first anniversary and congratulations to me for finding the perfect black dress!  (I won't lie, I looked smashing!)

In honor of my (now perfect) black dress, I give you the (first annual) black dress post.

The black dress of the year goes to this beauty.  Coming in at under $60, the top of the dress has some drama with the ruffles.  The neckline can be pulled up to be adjusted to sit higher under the decollatege.  With a cardigan over the arms, the neckline becomes a classic square shape, creating a slimmer neckline.

The runner up for the year is the Tinley Road Cutout Maxi.  This dress also makes a great long, maxi, black dress with a dramatic neckline - perfect for a hijab-adorning Muslim woman.

Casual black dresses:

Formal black dresses:

June 10, 2012

Giveaway Winner! - Swim Pants from HydroChic

Thanks to all of the entrants of the HydroChic Sun Protective Water Sportswear Swim Pants Giveaway!

After much deliberation, Nadia Ali was selected as the winner with her entry:

Taking simple steps towards staying active, like walking or running around with my 3-year old keep me feeling happy and refreshed. Working out is a healthy way to relieve stress while having fun, and makes for a great excuse to do something productive on your own or with friends!

Nadia, please send us your shipping information and pants size at gotoGreaterLengths@gmail.com.

Remember to stay in the know about future giveaways by liking our page: Greater Lengths and stay in the know of new modest swimwear lines with HydroChic!

Gaze-droppers: The Skinny on Printed Pants

Hello and happy Saturday night (or Sunday morning I should say).  What have we got for you now, you ask?  Well folks, it's the printed pant.  Tired of that pesky gaze getting stuck up north?  Well then move the action to your bottom of course!  As the title implies, adding prints to your pants will drop that gaze for sure.  It's a great way to break up the style rut too.  We've offered some solid tops to balance out the excitement - accessorize to go bolder, or keep it calm at just two pieces.

Alternatives tops for the Free People Lace-print Crop Jeans

Some more tops that go with the rust-colored Free People wide legs above

June 6, 2012

Peplums, part II (aka How to Wear a Hi-Low)

If you loved the peplum look but prefer a longer look, another way to achieve a peplum is work the hi-low trend with a pair of ankle-cropped pants.  Layer with a foundation.

Hi-low in solids:

 Hi-low in florals:

Hi-low in brights:

And a few finales to for you to create your own modest Muslim style! The animal print hi-low tunic would be great with this REMIX we posted a few weeks ago.