I’m Maria, standing 6 feet tall in flat shoes, usually found wearing pink, green, or red.
I’ve worked in financial services in London since 2008, and I’ve learned to ignore the corporate dress “rules” that suggest women should wear mostly black, greys, and the occasional navy. Clothes are my creative outlet and you’ll rarely see me in a suit! I’ve personally found that being tall has its pros and cons. On one hand I tend to stand out more and be seen as more authoritative. On the other there are some interesting stereotypes and prejudices a tall woman can encounter on a regular basis.
I have a lot of interests – I’m obsessed with strategy and a self-confessed sci-fi geek. I will mostly be writing about my love of fashion and wellbeing. Which I think is where I can add the most value to our community of tall women.
On the fashion side, my personal style is glam, elegant and playful. I invested time and money learning about the key elements of style and what best flatters my shape, personality and colours. I think that if people are going to stare at me, they might as well find my image interesting or compelling.On the wellbeing side, I’ve been having frequent migraines and tension headaches since my mid-twenties – stress, anger, and low moods are some triggers. Prioritising my self-confidence and emotional resilience has had a hugely positive impact on my life.
We’re all a work in progress but life’s journeys tend to be less stressful when one works on their emotional side. Making the time to relax, reflect on life in a positive way, connect with loved ones, doing fun activities and laughing often makes a huge, long-term difference.
For instance, dancing is my all-time favourite physical activity. When I dance I feel like I am free and an athlete. So the more times I dance in a week (even in my living room), the better I feel.
Then there’s the power of positive thinking, which for a sometimes perfectionist person can be really difficult. If all else fails getting outdoors to get fresh air, walking by trees and water always calms and uplifts me.
More from Me
Read my last article: How To Get Noticed For More Than Your Height
I hope you’ll enjoy reading my articles and above all enjoy being part of the Tall Guides community. I’d love to connect and you can find me on Instagram