Hello, Philster. I don’t quite fit in your parameters; however, I have many of the same challenges, so I thought I might share those with you. Feel free to ignore this post.
I am either 5’7 or 5’8, depending on who you ask. The problem comes in with where my height comes from. Mostly in my legs, I have a 33" inseam. That means I have to buy talls in my slacks, and skirts and tops fit <generally speaking> better than dresses do. And, I can rarely find two-piece outfits that fit well, since my top half is a different size than the bottom half. And, just because I have long legs, doesn’t mean I’m long waisted too. That means that my pants that fit lengthwise, are too long in the waist, and the waistband sits just below my…well, assets, shall we say. Ok, ok, boobs. There! Are you happy, Mr Bear? So, I either roll them over, or sew them down.
The other problems I have are that it’s rare to find a counter height that really works for me. I’d love <and am planning on it someday> to rip out my kitchen, and put in counters that are about 4-5" higher than they currently are. I’ve hurt my back several times, and now have chronic back problems that come and go. Having to bend over so much to do anything on my kitchen or bathroom counters doesn’t help that at all. On the other hand, I can reach, usually w/o stretching, almost anything in any of the cupboards I want. Since I’ve gained weight the last 20 yrs or so, I don’t look as tall as I am. I have now lost 45#, so, am appearing taller again to some people. Go figure. And, I am generally considered taller when in slacks than in a skirt.
I am sure everyone that knows me will call me an extrovert. I love people, and love being around other people. I’d make a terrible hermit, and probably die of loneliness first. At the same time, I can be quite shy about some things. It’s so much easier to ‘say’ some things online for me than it is to say in person. And, I tend to blush very easily, especially if given a compliment. I have a hard time believing any compliments. <long story as to why, not pertinent here>.
Hope that helps you somewhat.