Holiday Guide: 6 Practical Tech Accessories

Thinking of purchasing yet another tech device for your loved one for Hanukkah or Christmas? Nice choice! But in addition to shopping for the latest laptop, tablet or smartphone model, consider also getting him or her an add-on present. After all, what good is a new MacBook Pro for the office if you don’t have a sleek messenger bag or handbag to go with it?

To help rescue you from braving wintry weather and department store shopping one last time, take a look below at these exceptional options from Lodis Accessories and Crumpler to create that merry and bright holiday!

 

 

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For the grown man in your life, don’t subject him to office ridicule by getting him a padded backpack. Leave those styles to the college kids scurrying around campus universities. In its place gift him a roomy messenger that can store all of his daily essentials. The styles above feature a front flap with a magnetic snap or buckle closure, as well as an adjustable shoulder strap for comfortable carrying.

 

 

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For some feminine flair, your leading gal will love the look of these briefcases! The five-star rated Audrey Brera offers a super chic and clean design that's made of supple leather and detailed contrast stitching. An exterior zip-around pocket adds additional storage to its already roomy main pocket.

Not to be outdone is The Dry, a heavy duty, highly durable design that retains a contemporary edge. This bag features seven spacious storage zones, including a “mini office” organizer with card slots, phone pocket, pen loops and slip pockets, to keep organized.

 

 

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Despite tech accessories typically referred to as phone cases or laptop carryalls, wallets and clutches also fall within this category. Keep your credit and debit cards protected with the stylish, compact design of the Party Plaid and Audrey Lana. When a night out on the town beckons, these polished pieces will make your most fashionable wardrobe shine. 

 

 

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Santa, Baby. Put a Present Under the Tree...

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It’s that time of year again where we’re running here and there and everywhere, making magical memories for everyone around us, without a thought to our own. With the calendar about to turn, we long to hold onto fleeting moments spent with close friends and family.

Well, I’d like to take a moment to remind you that you’ve been a very good this year, so don’t forget to ask Santa for something extra special! If you’ve forgotten his address, maybe sharing your list with your partner will amount to something under the tree for the phenomenal, amazing, curvaceous and vivacious woman that you are. 

This week, I’ve brought a few looks together to celebrate those curves and to help you create a holiday shopping list with ease. 

 

 

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WRAPPED IN LUXURY Cashmere screams elegance. This elegant twist on the classic cardigan gives a soft and cozy way to wrap up all season long. Versatility and creativity come together in these timeless pieces.

 

 

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DESIGNER DREAMS A fabulous cape or an elegant take on moto-chic, either way you’re looking fabulous in one of the hottest trends of the season.

 

 

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LUXE DELUXE Nothing makes a woman say WOW like an amazing dress that hugs her curves and makes her feel like a goddess. Jewel tones hint at more romance to come and remind her that she is the brightest gem in your life.

 

 

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SIMPLY PERFECT SPLURGES When in doubt, a beautiful bag or classic shoe that will stand the test of time are always amazing gifts to give or receive. Some people say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I have yet to find one that holds all the stuff I need through the day or doesn’t make my feet hurt.

 

If you’re celebrating the season with any of the looks shown here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style!

 

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Menswear Monday: 8 Casual Winter Wearables

Brian here, back with another post to help you find great pieces at Zappos and how to style them. This post is all about acquiring a balanced and fashionable casual winter wardrobe. First things first, ’tis the season to layer up! So I took the time to select a couple items to keep in rotation for the winter. These pieces are great essential items to a man's wardrobe simply because you can use them year over year, whenever the temperature drops. 

 

 

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PEACOAT You may or may not have one. If you don't, now’s a great time to get one! Peacoats are great for this time of year because they pretty much work with everything. Dressed up, dressed down, it doesn’t matter. You can wear them with slacks and you can wear them with sweats. It just depends on what you've got going on for the day. The Marc New York Mulberry Pressed is a great option.

WOOL BLAZER You can't go wrong here. Just like the peacoat, this item is pretty flexible. You can keep it casual by pairing with a nice dress shirt and a great pair of denim and boots. If it's cold enough, you can even throw the peacoat over the top of it. Keep in mind this Lindbergh wool blazer is much warmer than traditional blazers, so this may make a difference depending on where you're headed with it.

BOMBER JACKETS These coats are great casual pieces. They can be layered with T-shirts, sweaters, dress shirts and more. A nice pair of distressed denim or even joggers works well with bomber jackets. You can also accessorize this look by adding a round brim hat or fitted ball cap. 

 

 

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ROLL NECK/TURTLENECK SWEATER That's right gents, turtleneck sweaters have made a resurgence! These are great casual pieces that you can pair with a peacoat and denim or trousers. Again, this piece is fairly versatile. These sweaters are perfect for parties, events and just your normal day to day.

CARGO PANTS Did you see this one coming? Cargo pants are getting reformed to meet the way our clothing pieces fit to us nowadays. They make for comfortable, useful and fashionable pieces. They'll go great with your combat boots and also work with casual sneakers. Doesn't get more "cas" than that. Cargo pants also look great with denim jackets and shearlings.

 

 

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ANKLE BOOTS These are a definite for this time of year. Great news is that we've got plenty to choose from! Boots keep your ankles warm and help prevent cold air from grabbing a hold of your feet. I left the option of selecting what kind of boot up to you. However, here are three I'd suggest to keep in your closet. The first is the Searcher Boot. They are extremely versatile and durable. These boots are the epitome of casual. They'll look great with pretty much any bottoms you pair with them. 

The next style of boot is a Chelsea Boot. Chelsea boots are awesome. These can be both casual and dressy. They also look great with turtleneck sweaters, a peacoat and a nice pair of denim. 

The last boot suggestion I have is more about the fabric of the boot. Going for suede looks cool and keeps it casual. This means the style of boot can be anything you choose, but try to find it in this particular material. Nothing screams fashionable comfort like suede fabrication and pairing it with long lasting denim.

 

There you have it gents — a little more fashion ammo for you to use at your disposal. Pick up these items as needed and keep them in constant rotation for your winter wardrobe. As always, "It's all about taste."

 

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Dressed to Thrill

While I am not the girliest of girls, I do appreciate a night of dressing up and seeing my friends and coworkers in something other than the jeans and sweaters that I see them in every day. Our Customer Loyalty team recently had a good old-fashioned formal evening here in Las Vegas, and it was amazing to see how our guys looked in suits, and how our gals looked in evening gowns and updos instead of ponytails and yoga pants. 

I guess that is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, going to holiday parties and celebrating the year we’ve had together, and looking forward to the next. The sparkle and shine, the laughter and, of course, the dancing all make the season that much brighter as we celebrate the hard work we’ve put in with friends, family and coworkers.

This week, I’m happy to bring you a selection of great pieces for when you’re dressed to thrill. Enjoy your holiday season, and may your nights be merry and bright!

 

 

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SHORT & SASSY Beaded or not, show a little leg and a lot of attitude while you dance the night away with your friends; add a simple black clutch and great heels, and you’ve got a look that works for holiday parties and ringing in the New Year.

 

 

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NOT-SO-BASIC BLACK Some people say black is boring- not when you remix the classic LBD.  As always, accessorize to bring the level up or down, and you can get the most mileage out of an old standard.

 

 

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BLACK TIE PREFERRED Feeling fancy? Add a little bling and a lot of class in these great looks that work for a serious black tie affair; keep the accessories simple and let your smile be the brightest jewel of the evening.

 

 

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT Sometimes, it is just too cold for a skirt- or skirts just really aren’t your thing.  Let your personality shine through even when you have to dress up, or sparkle and shine like the lights of the season in a bold metallic.

 

If you’re celebrating the season in any of the looks shown here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style! 

 

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Western Boot Roundup: 8 Styles to Buy

Have you ever wanted that Western look without having to relocate to the Lone Star State? Now you can by exploring some of the most authentic, trusted and leading boot brands Zappos has to offer! That’s right — we’ve got boots galore that are short, tall and everything in between to satisfy your wishful ranch-style living and cowgirl craving. 

The Frye Company has been creating top-notch quality leather products since their business began in 1863. For over 150 years, Frye’s footwear continues to be bench crafted from the finest full grain leather uppers, and are designed to last for years. Each shoe is carefully styled to emanate a sleek and sophisticated look that makes it impossible for knockoffs to duplicate.

 

 

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The devil is in the details with these sumptuous beauties above. Soft and smooth leather lining graces the Veronica and Malorie, and each bootie integrates a cushioned leather insole for lasting comfort. Hammered studs, metal buckles and a relaxed strap knot accent brings these styles to the forefront of footwear fashion.   

 

 

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Despite Frye’s influence on boots and Western attire, brands like Roper, Dingo, Dan Post and Ariat have also made a name for themselves with quality artistry and upper echelon materials. Suede fringe, elegant metal chain accents and distressed leather uppers are just a few of what these boots have to offer.

 

 

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One final brand to turn your attention to is Stetson. An American original since 1865, every Stetson boot is handmade using the finest quality leathers and construction methods to ensure durability and comfort. Stetson boots range from functional styles that can endure the abuses of the Western equestrian lifestyle to fashion boots that work just about everywhere else.

 

 

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Slipper Into Something Cozy

If you're standing on wood or tile floors in your house this time of year, your feet can get dang cold. Personally speaking, I despise wearing socks after a long day of work or on weekends. Like pants, it feels constricting, unwarranted and unnatural when you’re in the privacy of your own home. However, as my mother-in-law and leading researchers point out, frigid feet can increase your risk of catching a cold or nasty flu. 

 

 

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As an alternative to itchy and thick, wooly socks, I prefer the ultra soft and uber comfortable feel of a house shoe. Unlike the days or Ward Cleaver, slipper brands have done an extraordinary job creating more aesthetically pleasing designs and styles.

 

 

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You can expect incredible cushioned support with Tempur-Pedic’s TEMPUR insole or an Acorn EVA heel wedge. Today, you’ll find updated silhouettes in a bevy of colors and materials, such as leather, wool and tweed. L.B. Evans goes one step further by even implementing elk and deer in its line of premium leisure footwear. 

 

 

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This holiday season treat your feet to a warm and cozy vacation with these amazing slippers. And don’t forget to browse for the entire family! 

 

 

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Men's Fashion Spotlight: Sebago Footwear

Men everywhere — it’s time to retire the dirty, worn-out tennies and punch up your winter footwear selection with something more dapper. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my tennis shoes as much as the next guy; however, you’re not in high school anymore and crashing parties on frat row. You’ve grown up, and so should your collection of shoes with Sebago.

When you’re headed to the ballgame with the guys or a date night with your favorite gal, a chukka boot or relaxed oxford is an exceptional alternative without going over-the-top fancy.

 

 

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Take a look at the Rutland Chelsea above, for example. This model boot features a contemporary design that can be worn anywhere, anytime. Easy pull-on construction eliminates the need to re-lace, and dual goring side panels allow for much-needed breathability. With color options in brown and black, this boot pairs easily with dark jeans and colored denim for a standout look.

 

 

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The Collier Chukka provides the same versatile design as the Chelsea, but with modified characteristics. Going throwback, this chukka features a lace-up design with a fashion-forward suede upper and leather lining. Navy and brown are your color options here, but I suggest the former as your new go-to staple.

 

 

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Just because it’s winter doesn't mean it’s cold outside. I’m looking at you, people in the Deep South and coastal states. You’re probably not in need of new boots, so let’s outfit you with something more weather appropriate.

 

 

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If you’re out strutting the boardwalk or setting sail on your yacht, a sophisticated, well-designed boat shoe may be up your alley. Take your pick with a full grain leather or textile upper with contrast slipping and hand-sewn eyelets. Comfort comes free with a padded tongue, cushioned footbed and nonslip rubber sole. With several colors and styles available, you’ll be able to pair with your favorite shorts or swim trunks no problem.

 

 

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Brrring on the Storm: Looks to Keep You Warm

When asked what my favorite part of living in Las Vegas is, my most common response remains “you don’t shovel sunshine.” Growing up in the Midwest I had my fair share of snow, rain and ice — as well as slipping on it and falling on my butt. As I’ve grown older, I love the concept of what snow means: time by the fire, curling up with a cup of hot cocoa, a good book and my cat, or time having snowball fights with my kids. 

 

 

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The reality of snow, however, is shoveling, delayed school buses, ice, horribly long commutes (made worse by the people who act like, beyond snowflakes, the sky is falling) and freezing off various body parts. Thank goodness for amazing coats that make the whole thing a lot easier to deal with. Warm jackets and vests that keep us looking great, and that still allow us to put our arms down, are a blessing. 

I know that my friends in the Midwest like to tell me I’m a wimp when I pull out a winter coat at 60°F, but I like to remind them that a month ago it was still 100°F, and my blood hasn’t thickened up yet after the 120°F days of summer.

No matter where you are, or what the temperatures you might find yourself in, I hope you enjoy some of the great choices for winter wear I’ve got for you this week. Don’t forget to check out our amazing winter hats, ear warmers and scarves to complete your look!

 

 

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Outdoor

I LOVE the Bugaboo — with three jackets in one that will get you from the coldest days of winter through the wettest days of spring, you can’t go wrong. If you’d rather just stay in bed, this down jacket is the closest you can get to your soft down comforter. 

 

 

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Vest

In places like the Southwest and the Gulf States where the temperature doesn’t drop as significantly, it’s always good to have something to keep your core warm while out and about.  Gorgeous colors with lightweight yet warm vests are the best way to go.  

 

 

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Dress

When it’s cold out but you still need to head to the office polished and professional, this is the route to go. A little bit of funk with faux fur or a classic trench creates a timeless yet classy wintry look.

 

 

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Little Bit Different

If your style is unique, and so is the weather, you’ve got great options to express yourself without having to do it through chattering teeth. Capes are in, as well as the moto chic look; it’s your chance to look cool while staying warm. 

 

If you’re staying warm in any of the looks you’ve seen here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style! 

 

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