About Me

Hi there!

My name is Hayley Marta and I am the author of Tall and Trendy Tales!

Before you decide to get comfortable and stay awhile, I’ll share a little bit about myself!

I am currently in my first year of law school at the University of Utah!

I am 22 years old and currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah! I am originally from Bakersfield, California. Everyone always asks why I moved to Utah for school when I used to live in California but…for those of you who have never been to Bakersfield or California, don’t be too impressed. Bakersfield doesn’t exactly fit the “California” image that the movies portray 😉

I love laughing, putting together outfits, helping women feel beautiful in what they wear, chocolate chip ice cream, speaking Spanish, grape Gatorade, my family, California, writing (both on my blog AND in my journal), freckles.. and, of course, Taylor Swift.

How Tall and Trendy Tales Got Started

Growing up, I had never had much of an “eye for fashion.” I pretty much stuck to jeans and a t-shirt…every single day. It wasn’t until I graduated high school *cringe* that I finally started to care about the clothes I wore, my make-up, and how my hair looked. I know what you all are thinking: it took you that long?!

Unfortunately, yes. My mom calls me her “late bloomer” because I spent a bit too long in my awkward stage.

(If you ever want to see those pictures, just ask.)

Fast forward a year and a half, I am now working at a retail store and, after about two months there, realized that fashion was something that truly inspired me.. which led me to this!

I love writing and I love being able to have a creative outlet.. so this was perfect for me! I struggled, for a while, with being satisfied with a degree in Biology because I didn’t always have the chance to share my creative side. Thankfully, starting this blog has really helped me get the balance that I wanted in my life!

I also knew that helping people feel great about themselves in what they wear is something that I love and wanted to be able to do that on a larger scale…

So here I am! Simply hoping to inspire at least one person to believe that our outward appearance is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves on the inside and I have chosen to love myself, just like you should!


I can’t wait to get to know each of you so make yourself at home and don’t be shy!

Talk to you soon!



Email: tallandtrendytales@gmail.com

Instagram: @hayleymarta

YouTube: Tall&TrendyTales

Snapchat: haymart111