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Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

Photographer (and thrifting genius) Brooke Williams lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with her husband and nine-year-old daughter. “I’m five feet eleven and three-quarters,” she says, “My advice to fellow tall people is to wear whatever’s going to make you stand up straight.” Here, Brooke reveals her vintage shopping advice and the dress that makes people smile…

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

Shirt: Diana Kane. Skirt: vintage Marni, found at Beacon’s Closet. Tights: HeatTech from Uniqlo. Sneakers: Pharrell Williams for Adidas, similar.

“I saw this shirt on Instagram and was like, ‘That’s my shirt! That’s the statement shirt I want to be wearing.’ I’ve always stuck with the very simple definition of a feminist — that women and men should be treated equally, done. I want my daughter to grow up feeling strong. Also, my HeatTech tights were $8. They keep you so warm, you have no idea. I also have HeatTech turtlenecks and long underwear, and my whole family has the light down jackets you can roll up in your purse. They’re my foul-weather, anti-cold trick.”

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

Blazer: Maison Mayle, similar. Turtleneck: Zero + Maria Cornejo, similar. Pants: Century 21, similar. Boots: vintage from Beacon’s Closet, similar. Purse: Made by her friend Jill Platner as a gift.

“This outfit makes me feel like a flirty intellectual — and I got the green purse for my fiftieth birthday. Also, I’m 5′ 11 3/4″. You have to own your height. The air is clear up here! In a weird way, when you’re tall, slouching makes you look even taller. When I was younger, I slouched, and it drove my mom crazy. She said, we’re going to have a code word and then you’ll know to straighten up. It seemed like a good idea. But the code word she came up with was… posture. I was like, ‘That’s not sneaky, Mom.’ Still, funnily enough, not wanting her to say the code word was enough to make me stand up straight. My husband is 5’6″. Our differing heights haven’t ever been a thing for us, though — I still wear my heels.”

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

Dress: vintage Lilly Pulitzer, similar.

“This is my 71-year-old-lady-on-Park-Avenue look. I found this dress years ago at a thrift store. After my daughter was born, I went through a phase where I wasn’t putting much effort into getting dressed. I never quite went to sweatpants, but when I was tired, I’d go for whatever was at the top of the pile. But then I realized that a) I have all these clothes that I like, and b) it makes you feel so much better, especially when you’re wearing bright colors. It makes people smile walking down the street. It’s worth spending a few more minutes in the morning.”

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

Henley shirt: Maison Mayle, from a sample sale. Skirt: A Détacher. Booties: Rachel Comey.

“These are Rachel Comey boots. Her clothes are so awesome. Why is she not my best friend? It’s so upsetting. I found the skirt at a sample sale. When traveling, I always try to hit vintage stores along the way. I’ve had the best luck in the Midwest and Florida. The huge warehouse stores there have stuff for $1.50 that would be $60 in Brooklyn. But in New York, Beacon’s Closet is great; and there’s an amazing store called Absolute Glamour run by these Japanese kids. It’s still under the radar in that good way.”

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

A Week of Outfits: Brooke Williams

Sweater: Tess Giberson, similar. T-shirt: Uniqlo. Jeans: Martin (now closed). Sneakers: Dunk High Nikes.

“I’m always reaching for sweaters in the morning. Sweaters are the first thing I look for when thrifting… until I realize I cannot buy any more sweaters. You know you’ve found a perfect sweater when it’s soft, comfortable and not slouchy. The really great ones feel like a beauty treatment, like taking a bath with really nice bath products.”

Thank you, Brooke!

P.S. Brooke’s beauty uniform, and more lovely women’s weekly outfits.

(Photos by Ana Gambuto for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Genna says...

    omg I love her!!! just wrote down the advice about not slouching – I’m only 5’8″ and I do that too much!

  2. Marie says...

    Love this post as much as all of the other weekly outfit posts, and it would also be nice to see some ladies featured that are of all sizes, not just thin.

  3. Marty H says...

    Yes! She is awesome!

  4. jenny says...

    Beautiful lady with style. Love her feminist sweatshirt too.

  5. Laura says...

    Rock it! I love the tip for vintage in the Midwest and Florida. I bet there are fab Pucci and retro items down there brought by people who never moved back North. Any specific shops? Warehouses? Love seeing the range of styles that one person can wear in a week. Inspiration.

  6. Bee says...

    This is my fave one yet – this woman has amazing taste.

  7. elizabeth says...

    Love Brooke William’s style! Great to see her wearing Diana Kane’s Feminist shirt. Diana would be great to feature as well. She has phenomenal taste, is super stylish herself and a design powerhouse!

  8. Emily says...

    Beautiful and loooove your style! 6’2″ and owning it over here!

  9. Abby says...

    Brooke’s style is so inspiring! I’m also just a hair under 6 feet tall, and I was uncomfortable with my height when I was younger. It wasn’t until after college that I learned to love it – with a tall frame, you can rock so many awesome styles that would swallow up a tiny gal! Big bold patterns, voluminous pieces, wide-leg pants and longer skirts – (hello, green-patterned vintage midi skirt in outfit 1)! It’s also really empowering to walk into a room and be the tallest one there, especially in heels – I secretly get a little thrill out of it!

  10. Beth says...

    Much love from one tall sister to another!

  11. I love her description of how you know your sweater is the right one. Preach. :)

  12. Emily S. says...

    Omg, she’s GORGEOUS. And I love her perspective on being tall (me, too) – and owning it!

  13. Laura C. says...

    This is by far the style that I find closest to mine and is absolutely awesome. And she is 50? She’s gorgeous!

  14. L.M. says...

    This may be my favorite yet. Thank you for featuring an older woman who owns her awesome style. Something to aspire to!

  15. Blythe says...

    FIFTY! SHE IS FIFTY?!?!?! I would formally like to request a Beauty Uniform on this divine woman.

    • Amanda says...

      same same.

  16. Christina says...

    Her style is EVERYTHING! Love the mix of colors. She makes it happen.

  17. Karen says...

    New girl crush!

  18. Liz says...

    love her!

  19. maria says...

    She is absolutely gorgeous, vibrant and sexy. I’m 57 and I’m so thrilled to find such an inspiring woman in my age group featured on your blog. Her home is beautiful too.

  20. Emily B says...

    Love this

  21. Luna says...

    YES! She is great!

  22. She is so lovely! And so, so right about Uniqlo’s Heat tech line.

  23. Andrea says...

    Why are WE not best friends?!

  24. Laura says...

    I absolutely love that she is a tall woman married to a shorter man. There are so many women I know who won’t even give a guy a chance who is shorter than her. My husband is also 5’6″ and I would have missed out on something wonderful if I refused to date him because of his height.

    • Nicole says...

      I completely agree! At 5’10”, I am two inches taller than my husband and couldn’t possibly care less.

  25. freya says...

    my mom didn’t have a code word but would just hold up her pointer finger really straight. she still does it – it’s so annoying! hah

    • Kate says...

      I’m 31 and my dad will still catch my eye and kind of puff his chest out and straighten his back to tell me to “sit up!”

  26. Erin says...

    Love this lady!

  27. Dylan says...

    Her confidence is mad inspiring. Love it.

  28. Kate says...

    haha my mom had a code word for my sisters and I to get us to stand up straight when we were growing up too. at the time I hated it, but now I’m so thankful.

  29. She is awesome and I just bought the Feminist shirt they are going fast! Thanks for the link !

  30. Love Brooke’s style and both black sweaters. I am another one so curious about how to make that amazing photo wall. I’m pretty sure mine would be crooked (and not in a charming way) – would love to see a piece on it!

    • Carolyn says...

      Yes! That photo wall was teasing us. I’d love to learn more about it.

  31. Cynthia says...

    Terrific outfits! I’m short, but my mom used to tell me to stand up straight or I’d have curvature of the spine!

  32. Cynthia says...

    Her wardrobe is amazing! My favorite is the Lilly Pulitzer dress. I’m a big fan of the Lilly Pulitzer prints.

  33. Kate says...

    Fellow 5′ 11 3/4″ woman here (honestly I don’t know why the doctor couldn’t just round up to 6′) but I want to know where she finds jeans! I rock the ankle length all the time because it’s so so hard to find ones that are long enough. I’m so inspired by her style – it’s easy as a tall person to feel like I’m too much in the spotlight, that I stand out too much, and while I love being tall, I definitely gravitate toward dark, plain clothing so that I don’t feel like I’m taking up too much space. But that’s something I’m working on!

    • Kathleen Mills says...

      Also 5’11” and I buy almost all my pants from the Gap online since they don’t sell Tall sizes in stores. I think J. Crew has started selling some taller sizes as well!

    • Nicole says...

      After growing up in the 80’s with consistently too-short pants, I’m obsessed with finding the right inseam….I’ve tried more reasonably priced (Gap, Banana, JCrew, White House Black Market) and not so reasonably priced (7 for all Mankind, Hudson, Paige). All have inseams at or over 34″, and Paige goes up to 35-36″!

  34. Leah says...

    how cool is she??

  35. Susie says...

    This is my favorite “week of outfits” so far.

  36. Ashley says...

    Love the good style and good values that Brooke exudes! Thank you for sharing! I know this isn’t an apartment post, but did you get any detail on the fabulous artwork in Brooke’s apartment? And any tips on a DIY photo wall like hers?! Thanks for the great post.

  37. lizzie says...

    Love her! And she’s in her 50s? She looks great and has effortless style with a little bit of funk…so cool.

  38. jennine says...

    Brooke is one of my favorite people and someone I admire so deeply. Her sense of style is inspiring and most of she is just such a rad woman all around! Love her and so happy to see her featured on one of my favorite blogs again.
    xo, jennine

  39. Verushka says...

    Amazing style, love it! (50? Is that a typo…?)

  40. Laura says...

    I love her confidence as a tall woman married to a shorter person! I am 5’10” with a 5’6″ husband and I still don’t have the guts to wear heels. And I totally got the same corrections from my mom to not slouch too!

  41. Emily M. says...

    “Why is she not my best friend? It’s so upsetting.” HA! I find myself thinking this all the time about public figures I respect (okay… and Instagrammers with great style). Brooke sums this up so well. xo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      me too!!!! :) mine are tina fey and jennifer garner.

    • Willow says...

      Ha totally! Mine are Michelle Obama (obvs!) and JK Rowling (her put downs of bigotry and ignorance are just perfect). And (kind of embarrassing to admit) Joanna -but I guess this is why this blog is so popular, because it is authentic and we feel like we know the team.

  42. Rinette says...

    I am completely the opposite of Brooke in the height department- but her beauty and confidence are a huge inspiration and make my 5’1 self want to stand as tall as I can, too! Thanks for this post- would also really love to know where she got that great blue bag in the last outfit :)

  43. Middle class says...

    I love her style and fierce attitude! Would love a home tour, too!

  44. Niki says...

    Love her style!!! My daughter slouches terribly so we asked her to pick a code word that we could say to remind her to stand up straight. She picked PINEAPPLE!

    • freya says...

      that’s really funny/cute

  45. Rinette says...

    I am the absolute opposite of Brooke in the height department – but her attitude is such an inspiration! I am 5’1, but I can still take that standing tall ethos and try and work it like she does with beauty and confidence. An amazing woman- thanks so much for this! Also would love to know where she got that great blue bag in the last outfit :)

  46. Suzy Quinn says...

    I love this series too. Thanks for featuring such confident, and unpretentious women. Might you consider featuring a few women who are older? Say, your mother’s age? I know that’s not your main readership, but there are some of us out there! Just an idea. Thanks a lot. Love the blog!

  47. Amazing style, such a great inspirational post.

  48. Mags says...

    I loved this and her very varied styles. But, of course her confidence is the star of these photos much more than her clothing. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Ashley says...

    Love her style! Brooke’s charisma really shines through – what an awesome lady!

  50. Ramona says...

    Great feature! I am a fellow 50-plus, 5’11” woman and count my blessings everyday! Ya just gotta “own it!” ;)

  51. Kelly says...

    So wonderful to see a confident tall woman on here (and see all the comments!). Even though I’m in my late 20s, I really appreciate the age diversity–I can aspire to be as cool and radiant as her! I hit 5′ 3″ at nine years old and 5′ 10″ at 13 (now around 5′ 11″). Growing up in a tall family, I was lucky to have never feel ashamed for being tall so young. I also had a girlfriend in middle school who was even taller than I was, and we were best friends!!

    One family member always used to say to me, since I was a kid: “You’re not tall, you’re statuesque. A Greek goddess.” That completely changed how I carried my body–it was something I should be proud of!

    Other resources for tall clothes: Old Navy/The Gap/Banana Republic, The Loft/Ann Taylor. With height often comes larger feet (I’m a size 11), and I love Nordstrom Rack for shoes.

    • Kate says...

      Coming from a tall family really helps! And I’ve found through the years I’ve gravitated toward tall people as friends, if only because it’s easier to hear them when we’re all out together at a bar or something :)

      I love Loft! But their jeans selection has really diminished in the last few months – they don’t have any of their high wasted jeans anymore and I’m so worried they won’t bring them back!

  52. LS says...

    She’s 50?! Can you do her beauty routine next? Because she looks amazing.

  53. shopgirl says...

    I love Uniqlo, just my kind of style! And that vintage Marni skirt I would have too….

  54. I’ve know her for years and rare is someone as beautiful on the outside as the inside! She has a beautiful joyful heart, and true grace. Brava for featuring such a wonderful woman!

  55. Niamh says...

    Style icon! Completely cool and chic and herself! An inspiration! I love wearing clothes that make people smile too!

  56. Inspiring! Made me realise that I used to get real joy from clothes and have somehow lost that in my 50s. Now determined to rediscover dressing for pleasure.

  57. Brigitte says...

    über-cool! and yes, PLEASE, could we get a tour of Brooke’s house?

  58. I have a very tall friend – one of 7 tall sisters – and they were always told very firmly never to slouch but to stand tall. Consequently, she walks with ease and grace. Slouching when tall is like walking with folded arms when you have a large chest. It just draws attention. How great to see a tall and leggy woman who wears comfortable clothes and doesn’t feel that she has to show everything off. Very Annie Hall, those trousers.

  59. I love Brooke’s style so much! It’s great to see some eclectic style for people at different ages, I feel in my 30s that the ages after 35 are ignored a lot in the fashion world.

  60. KylieO says...

    First thing: how cute is it her name is Brooke Williams, who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – something serendipitous there! Second thing: I laughed out loud at the “posture” code word – so something my mum would say lol! Lastly: what a beautiful, confident woman!

  61. Lilia says...

    She is rad, with great style! (And how is she 50?? No way.)

  62. Patty says...

    Wow – so quirky and chic. Amazing style!

  63. Emily says...

    Love this one. I aspire to be this cool!

  64. Daynna says...

    I am so in awe of this woman. Her style is so wonderfully unique and stylish and always, always looks like its top quality. But what stands out to me is her understated confidence. She exudes it and I want to be her. She’s gorgeous and I love her hair and her grace. Just love her so much!

  65. love this. thank you! xx

  66. Jessica says...

    I love the artwork she has on her walls! So cool and interesting! Makes me want to break out the paints…

  67. I loved this post and from the beginning of reading it I was like damn she is such an a Detacher lady (I’ve worked for this 4 woman run company for almost 10 years!) and then I saw her in our star skirt and it made my day:)

    • freya says...

      that’s awesome – I love a detacher!

  68. Tracy O says...

    Thank you for sharing this Brooke post. What an awesome beauty and neat personality. And, I love her style. I’m 51 and 6’1″. I aspire to her level of confidence and comfort with shorter men in romantic relationships! Keep shining, Brooke!

  69. Megdaleighna says...

    So happy to see a post featuring a woman in her 50’s. I am falling in love with this blog more and more as it continues to try to show greater diversity among women. I’m in my 30’s, but so inspiring to see this! x

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that is so nice to hear, magdaleighhna!

    • Nora says...

      Agree!!!

  70. Amy says...

    Can we please get a house tour with Brooke? So many cute outfits, but then I’d find myself staring at the background equally hard! She just seems like a beautiful person :)

    • Liz says...

      I know! In a split second I questioned why I’ve never painted 2/3 of any of my doors! And all that great art!

  71. Jamie says...

    What style! She seems amazing!

  72. Abby says...

    What I wouldn’t give to look like her when I hit 50! She is gorgeous and exudes confidence. What a great role model she is for her daughter (and for all of us, tall women included). My favorite part might be that she rounds her height down to 5’11 and 3/4 – only a woman in the 6′ height range can understand that. :)

  73. Elliesee says...

    She looks in her thirties! And just beautiful. One of my student is raised by his great-grandmother. We’re all very puzzled looking at her.

  74. Kathleen says...

    This woman is RADIANT. I’m also 5’11”, and my height is certainly something I’m still growing into… her point about slouching is so true! However, it can be difficult to stand tall when you’re towering above all the other women in the room! I feel so inspired though after looking at these beautiful photos. (Also, I totally want that Feminist shirt).

  75. She is so beautiful in multiple ways! Thank you thank you for this blog, Jo and team. I have so much respect and love for what you put out in the world. I’ve been disappointed to see some other widely read blogs go apolitical in these intensely political times. Silence is complicit, and I love the strong backbone, voice, moral compass and diversity of this blog. Yeah! Be proud and please please keep it up, knowing your readers are behind you 100%.

    • Seconded all the way!

    • Ines says...

      Yes! This!! Agreed <333
      This blog still feels like such an open space, where so many now seem hostile in their silence or indifference.

    • Willow says...

      Absolutely spot on. Silence is complicity and we all need to remember that. Cup of Jo team, thank you for not shying away from controversial topics.

  76. Jane says...

    You probably hear this all the time but I have yet to find a blog that is nearly as good as yours. I love it not only because of the quality of its content but also because of its readership. I find myself just as interested in your readers’ responses as I am in the original post. Everything is so thoughtfully and intelligently created. Because of you all, I’ve been introduced to all sorts of things (and people!) that I would never have thought or cared to explore. You have made my mind bigger and my world smaller (in a good way). Brooke, by the way, is just beautiful. I was shocked when she mentioned her 50th bday. I’m 37 and I thought she was around my age.

    • Nicole says...

      YES! I echo your sentiments. Well said.

    • Willow says...

      ‘Made my mind bigger and my world smaller’ – exactly! (Do you mind if I steal that??) Especially in these turbulent times, I think we could all do with this.

    • Ingrid says...

      I so agree! I love the posts, but I also read every comment. You people are amazing: smart, thoughtful, kind…. <3

  77. Erin says...

    What a terrific profile. As a 47-year-old, I’m thrilled to see a beautiful, sexy woman in her 50s (!!). Clearly her great style translates to her home decor too. You should do a house tour with her some day. Thanks for the inspiration.

  78. Sarah says...

    I want that Henley with button details to be in my wardrobe!!

  79. Lindsay says...

    I lived in Williamsburg years ago and would see Brooke and her cute daughter (who was a baby at the time!) around the neighborhood often. I always noticed them, likely because she was so poised and confident. Glad to see her featured here!

    • Nicole says...

      That’s so cool! Such a small world

  80. What a charming, confident look. Lovely!

  81. Obsessed with that second outfit and LOVE that she doesn’t give AF about wearing heels with her and her husband’s height difference. Power to her!
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  82. Caitlin D says...

    Brooke, your style is so elegant and joyful! Love it!

  83. Courtney says...

    Thank you COJ team for featuring a woman in her 50s. I’m 38, and recently have come across multiple sources that use the word “invisible” for how women start to feel in society as they get older. This needs to change! Would love to see more celebrating and featuring of women of all ages. All of us sisters from every background and every age need to support each other now more than ever. xox

  84. Jane says...

    I just read Brooke’s beauty uniform and her grandmother is unbelievably beautiful. Good genes!

  85. Wow. Brooke has really, really raised the bar! She looks elegant, creative, fun, and so at ease. This is my dream style.

  86. I LOVE her use of color and pattern! Such a creative and cheerful ensemble! I love color, but never play with pattern enough. She’s a great inspiration!

    Xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  87. Amelia says...

    This is great – I LOVE the “flirty intellectual” look!! (And love seeing a woman who is beyond her 40’s.) She is awesome and looks amazing.

  88. Sally says...

    LOVE IT! Great choice for this feature :)

  89. Steph says...

    What a beautiful, confident woman! Also, being an older mama myself, I’m so glad you’ve featured someone outside the 20s – 30s age range!

    • Hi Steph, I totally agree with you! She is beautiful inside and out, and it’s refreshing to see a featured woman who appears to be in my age group. Yay!

  90. jd says...

    she is awesome!

  91. Alice says...

    This is my favorite one yet simply because I live in a cold house and now I know to wear a cute skirt over leggings! I always have to wear two layers on the bottom and all I could think of for the top layer was another pair of sweatpants or tights! (Long skirts get in the way).

    If I’m still cold I’ll wear knee socks.

    Thank you, Miss Brooke! : ) You’re very pretty, too :0

  92. Alexandra says...

    Thank you for the awesome post – Brooke, you are gorgeous and have great style. Outfit- and size-wise, we could be sisters. What size do you use for the heat-tech tights so that they don’t sag?

  93. Lauren E. says...

    That second outfit is how I want to look every day. Modern day Annie Hall chic. Love it!

  94. Also, I want to know Brooke’s beauty uniform because her skin is so amazing!

  95. Lilly says...

    The inside of my university class ring says “Walk Tall” – it’s what my mother always told us growing up – “walk tall and proud”. (I’m the shortest of three girls at 5’10”). This was such a lovely, glowing interview!

  96. We should all be a little more like Brooke 💛

  97. Ginette says...

    Whoa! AMAZING style. Love it!

  98. Alice says...

    She is an inspiration!

  99. Lisa says...

    thank you. as a woman exactly her height, I truly appreciate it!

  100. Jill says...

    Love her style! And I literally LOL’d at her mum’s code word! Sounds like something my mother would do too…

  101. This entire week of outfits gave me the warmest feeling! XO

  102. Maria Osterloff says...

    The best ‘Week of Outfits’ post ever because of Brooke’s intelligence & charm. Thanks!

  103. Tania says...

    She is unbelievably great! I love everything about this: her style, her attitude toward life, her confidence.

  104. Gorgeous! Any advice on where to get a holder for photos (I’m assuming that they are photos?) like the one on Brooke’s wall? I love it. Thumbs up.

  105. Heather says...

    Love this! As I’m about relocate to Florida, I’d love to know her favorite haunts there for vintage finds!

  106. Willow says...

    I totally agree about making the effort to wear the lovely clothes you have. With toddler twins, I often have to remind myself of this-better to wear the clothes you have and love (and accept some may get trashed) than never to wear them at all.

    Brooke is gorgeous and trendy and quirky. Thank you for sharing.

  107. I LOVE this post! finally! I am 6′ tall and I feel I haven’t owned my height as much as I should. thanks for the inspiration!

    huge question: where do you buy pants long enough?? I’ve been on the hunt for business casual black pants that are long enough and still high-ish-waisted. (a lot of fabric, I know.)

    any tall women know where to look??

    thanks again for this inspiring post! xxo.

    • Lilly says...

      Tall here! (Shortest of my very tall family at 5’10″…) The women in my family swear by Mavi for good dark jeans, and J Crew tall sizes for pants if you can get them on sale/thrifted or are willing to just go for it. I’ve heard good things about these too: https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-stretch-ponte-skinny-pant-black?collection=womens-bottoms Used to be Mexx had great pants for us, and Zara can be ok sometimes.
      Funnily enough, my go-tos right now for business casual, when I can get away with jeans+blazer, are cheapo black high waisted jeans from Urban Outfitters that I bought to tide myself over. They’re a bit out of shape, but they held up two years longer than I thought they would (and counting!)

    • Alexandra says...

      6-footer here! I am trying to own my height, my husband is a bit shorter and encourages me to wear heels more often (love him…) I prefer skirts and dresses, buy them mostly at bodenusa.com, they have longer dresses and skirts (best on sale), and they last forever. For pants, my go-tos are J. Crew’s tall sizes, or Banana Republic, for work pants. Prana have some of their pants in a longer length, and some just are long (especially Kara and Jada). I hope this helps! Happy shopping.

    • Brooke says...

      Yes! My name is also Brooke and I’m also tall (6 foot).
      I recently bought a pair of Madewell high-waisted (I think they call them high-rise) jeans in tall. They actually hit me at my waist and don’t expose my ankles! It’s a miracle! Also I find them very comfy and so far they have really kept their shape.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i emailed brooke, and here’s her answer, too!

      “I find men’s suit pants often work because they are sold unhemmed. Also, Daryl K makes long pants. And my Uniqlo pants are long. Levis makes long jeans (i wear a 34 or 36 length!) But really it’s a lot of trial and error.”

  108. Laura says...

    I just about choked on my gum when I read that she was past her fiftieth birthday! So lovely and ageless, I hope to emulate her grace and confidence as a tall woman!

    • Tara says...

      I had to reread the sentence about her fiftieth birthday several times because it was just not computing!

    • Lisa says...

      Agree completely! I am in awe!

  109. What AMAZING style. Beautiful, confident, and such a good sense of color. That henley shirt is adorable.

  110. Jenny says...

    This woman is so obviously smart and beautiful. I love this feature and the glorious variety of the women it shows in their cool, authentic duds. The feminist and green tennies outfit is maybe the greatest because she looks so at home in herself. Love this!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      agreed!

  111. Sarah Kang says...

    YES to the advice for standing tall! all the women in my family are right around six feet and we have some slouchers and some stand-up-straighters. i want to send this post to all my girls!

  112. Natalie says...

    Love her style!