Zappos Presents "Home for the Pawlidayz" Free Pet Adoption

This Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Zappos.com will help to bring pets “Home for the Pawlidayz” by sponsoring the cost of adoption fees for dogs and cats through Best Friends Animal Society, along with more than 100 of its No More Homeless Pets Network partners.

 

 

And for every adoption from November 27 through November 30, Zappos will donate an additional $150 to Best Friends to help cover the cost of food, medical care, immunizations, training and more for animals awaiting homes. Total donation amount, including adoption fees, is a maximum of $1.1 million.

 

 

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusive on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. To learn more about their efforts or to make a donation, please click here.

 

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The Sneaker Boot That's Redefining Kids' Footwear

I was 8 years old and in the second grade when I first discovered the Spork. Simply put, my mind was blown! This revolutionary invention transformed the way I ate that entire school year, and the ones to follow. Never again did I, or do I, have to choose between a fork and a spoon when eating mac ‘n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, spaghetti or even ice cream without the fear of ridicule. The combination of the two not only makes consuming food easy, but pretty darn cool too.

Kiddos today, however, have taken the coolness out of the cafeteria and brought it to the playgrounds thanks to the innovative folks at Stride Rite. If you haven’t seen or heard, the company has reinvented the shoe by blending together elements of a sneaker and a snow boot. Yes, that’s right, the “snoot” is the next big thing for toddlers and little kids alike!

 

 

 

 

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This hybrid design allows kids to run, jump and play in snow with ease all while keeping their little feet warm and protected from chilly temperatures. The fold-down shaft also makes it convenient for those winter days when snow is not yet a factor. Traditional winter boots can be clunky, uncomfortable and hard to get on, but the grip-and-grab strap of the snoop makes it quick and convenient for parents to get their little ones dressed.

Learn more about the snoot’s many features, as well as hear stories from moms who wanted a better solution to the typical boot, by clicking the short video clip below! 

 

 

 

 

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6 Travel Pieces For Thanksgiving

Right now, at this very moment, an estimated 600,000 people are flying on a commercial jet. To put that in perspective, that’s equivalent to all residents of Portland abandoning their city for the friendly skies.

And with the Thanksgiving holiday next week, an estimated 25 million Americans are expected to travel by plane over the long weekend. With long lines, packed flights and congested seating, you have a very important decision to make: carry-on or checked baggage?

 

 

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The Rimowa Cabin Multiwheel, which is part of their Salsa line of luggage, is an exceptional bag for the frequent flier. Built with sturdiness in mind, this bag features a polycarbonate shell for added protection, as well as a recessed TSA security lock for added privacy. Luxury add-ons include ergonomic gel handles, a retractable Add-A-Bag holder and Rimowa’s patented rotating wheel technology. Again, if you find yourself at the airport more often than just the holidays, this is a worthy investment.

Samsonite is a global leader in luggage for a reason, and this Omni Spinner further illustrates why. This polycarbonate, micro-diamond texture is extremely scratch resistant and can hold up to the toughest conditions. Click the image above to learn more about all its capabilities.

For the light-packing traveler, this carry-on from Lipault Paris is absolutely everything. Stylish, functional, roomy and extremely lightweight, this bag is the ultimate travel companion. Bonus: measuring in at 19 inches, you have the option of carrying on if you're a little strapped for cash.

 

 

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In addition to checked luggage, don’t forget to put some thought into your one free personal item. An oversize tote is a nice alternative to a backpack and is small enough to slide under the seat. Additionally, leave your bulky purse at home and opt for a travel bag or anti-theft crossbody for worry-free travel.

 

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Prep for Winter with Adidas Outdoor Kids

Growing up in Minnesota, you could say I’m an aficionado when it comes to handling frostbite temperatures and where we measure snow in feet, not inches. And with November having passed its halfway mark, it wouldn’t be the strangest thing to see snowfall pile up on driveways as families gather to carve the turkey on Thanksgiving.

As a child, I always loved playing in the snow. From participating in snowball fights, building makeshift forts and snowmen to sledding down hillsides and ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka, it was a fun, albeit extended, four months of seasonal fun. 

Outerwear in the '90s, however, didn’t come close to the iterations that are prevalent today. Do you remember the scene in A Christmas Story when Ralphie’s little brother Randy falls in the snow, and his clunky snowsuit and rubber boots prevent him from getting up? The same also happened to me more than I’d like to admit. But I digress.

 

 

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Nowadays, kids have the modern luxury of innovative jackets, pants, and snow boots that not only look cool, but also perform at a higher level than ever before. Queue adidas Outdoor Kids, also known as the athletic brand in the outdoors.

For over 80 years adidas has been a leader in the world of sports delivering state-of-the-art athletic footwear. In 1978, adidas designed a light trekking shoe for Reinhold Messner’s expedition to Mt. Everest. Since then, the brand has endeavored to provide outdoor enthusiasts with products that enable them to take the next step in adventure.

 

 

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Youngens will love the look and style of the Libria Pearl CP! The modern design of these snow boots integrates a breathable CLIMAPROOF® membrane and Primaloft® insulation so feet inside remain all-day dry and cozy. Furthermore, adidas’ patented TRAXION® outsole incorporates superior grip and stability, so slipping and sliding on black ice will be a thing of the past.

 

 

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Lace up for adventure even after the first thaw of the season! adidas Outdoor Kids goes beyond snow boots and offers a plethora of sneakers for girls and boys alike. Just look for the integrated 3-Stripes™ design, and they’ll be ready to explore the great outdoors! 

 

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Fall Bags to Buy: LeSportsac

My wife is infatuated with carryalls. Every few months she insists on purchasing a new style or design (or both!) that she can pair with seasonal ensembles, pack her life in, and showcase around town. This, unfortunately for me, means that our upstairs spare bedroom has become a graveyard of weekenders, purses, totes and handbags, or what I like to call it, the Closet of Misfit Bags.

As a married couple, throughout the years I’ve learned to understand her likes and dislikes, such as how she prefers a glass of water without ice, would rather eat Chinese food to Thai, and more recently has favored LeSportsac over all other bag brands.

What makes LeSportsac stand apart from its competition is their unique stylistic approach that appeals to women of all tastes. From classic colors and patterns to exuberant contemporary designs, the lightweight nylon fabric and high performance hardware is a true testament to LeSportsac’s iconic, functional fashion.

 

 

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With Thanksgiving less than two weeks out, a weekender bag is the perfect alternative to rolling luggage, especially if you’re headed over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for a few days. 

 

 

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Remain fall stylish with a black and gold foil design that includes exterior pockets and plenty of storage for your chunky knit sweaters, cardigans and scarves. A handy matching accessory bag is also included, so you can keep your body wash and conditioner separate from clothing. 

While you’re at it, go for the trifecta and invest in a complementing cosmetic case for your traveling needs. This polyester pouch features a secure top zip closure and a flat bottom, helping to keep all your makeup essentials firmly in place.

 

 

 

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If you’re feeling slightly more adventurous, check out these fun cosmetic designs above, featuring a mascara brush, eyelashes and varied lipsticks! The wristlet integrates an interior multifunctional slip pocket as well as LeSportsac’s signature logo detail along the opening.

 

 

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Are you in need of an updated bag, but don’t want another ho-hum design that makes your fashion sense look bland? Get your hands on a casual-chic tote or five-star rated crossbody for your everyday needs. Holds your wallet, sunglasses, cell phone and unneeded receipts with more than enough space to also stuff your significant other’s belongings in as well. 

 

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Climb & Move in Stonewear Designs

I’m an outdoor junkie. The fresh air feeds my soul and breaking a sweat by rock climbing, hiking or mountain biking just makes me feel good. The difficult part for me is finding clothing that moves well for all of those activities. Having a balance between warmth, freedom of movement and stay-put fit is really important, and Stonewear Designs has done a pretty nice job of capturing all three.  

 

 

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Stonewear Designs was founded by a female rock climber and athlete who wanted an activewear line that worked well for both sport and outdoor activities. The fabric needed to be super durable, highly breathable and fit her athletic shape. What she created encompasses all of these qualities, making it perfect for outdoor activity enthusiasts like myself.

 

 

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Their hoodies and long sleeve pullovers have really cool features like a drop tail hemline to keep my backside covered while I climb, a deep front zip opening so I can get a good amount of airflow when I sweat, and a looser fit to allow a more fluid range of motion.

 

 

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I’m also a fan of their tights and pants because each pair either has a thick waistband that doesn’t ride up when I move and that I can roll down when I get hot, or a V-shape band that keeps the pants in place and prevents sagging. Their capri pants fit a little loosely around the knees allowing for more freedom of movement too.

 

 

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The best part about their clothing is that it’s durable and made to last for years. Not only will it hold up to all the crazy outdoor activities I partake in, but I know I’m getting my money’s worth with every piece I purchase. 

 

 

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Wanderlust: Packable Plus

I love to travel. And while I don’t do it nearly enough, I love to be prepared when the opportunity arises. The holidays are coming, and it’s that time of year where we find ourselves hopping planes, trains or into the car so we can spend time with people who matter to us most. In a world of baggage fees, how’s a girl supposed to look great without packing a million bits and pieces? 

The solution to being both fashionable and practical is simple: pack pieces that fold well and mix beautifully so you can maximize your number of outfits with minimal luggage. Leggings, jeans, lightweight shirts and colorful cardigans will change up your look nicely, and allow you packable space for a pair of boots. Headed to a cold weather state? Don’t leave your insulated coat behind. Instead of adding it to your suitcase, save space by using it as a lap blanket or pillow.

Now you’re ready to hit the road and satisfy some of that wanderlust while looking fabulous!

 

 

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Great leggings or skinny jeans tucked into your boots call out great curves on athletic legs, and can be dressed up or down depending on what goes with them.

 

 

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Stripes and studs, each calls out a great fall trend. The colors are reminiscent of homemade cranberry sauce and the gold hues of a beautiful turkey fresh from the oven. As a bonus, the loose fit helps hide that tummy if you have just a little too much at your holiday meals! 

 

 

 

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Like ogres, women have layers and so should your outfits! Not only does a great cardigan change your look, it helps you stay warm when you’re dashing around on errands but not enough for a full-on jacket. 

 

 

 

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A great coat tops off any look and keeps you warm at the tree lot, at an outdoor football game, or while enjoying the sights at a light display. Don’t forget a great hat or scarf to finish off your look! 

 

 

 

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I am in LOVE with comfortable boots, and Aerosole has added extra zippers to help accommodate thicker calves, or just your jeans when you want something a little heavier than a legging. Comfort and style?  What more can a girl ask for! 

 

If you’re hitting the road 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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Go All-In with Alegria

It’s not often you hear the terms “substance” and “style” uttered in the same breath, let alone written in the same sentence when describing a shoe brand. The same could be said about a telephone that would one day connect to the Internet, yet here we are. Today, we can safely throw all of those preconceived notions a mile out of the window, whether it relates to comfort footwear or handheld technology, as a new wave of innovation continuously washes ashore.

Seven years ago, Alegria bursted onto the scene and became a leader in therapeutic footwear for women and men. Each pair of Alegria shoes are hand stitched and made from genuine leather and suede with their signature rocker bottom outsole.

 

 

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Alegria shoes not only look good on the outside, but also make you feel good thanks to the Perfect Fit Footbed System and rocker outsoles. Engineered with an integrated polyurethane outsole, you’ll not only combat heel and central foot pressure, but also notice an increase in walking stability and posture. 

Additionally, the brand’s patented, interlocking footbed system features arch support and is loaded with latex, memory foam and cork to create a uniquely perfect fit every time by forming to the natural contours of your foot.

 

 

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Now that we’ve focused on the substance behind Alegria footwear, let’s shift gears and talk a bit about the sashay-worthy styles below!

 

 

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Although given similar names, the Ever, Eva and Eliza could very well be considered the Big 3 of ankle booties. Each style brings a unique characteristic to the table, from breathable side goring to buckled strap accents and shiny copper foil details. Dress up or dress down your look with a slimming dress, dark colored denim or leggings for a chic and ultra fabulous display.

 

 

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Kick slouchy styles and poor designs to the curb with the Nanook. This fun winter themed pattern will have you looking festive into the holidays. Enlarged side detail buttons and a faux fur cuff provide add-on character and warmth as you busily shop.

 

 

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When it’s time to go out on the town, the Kris will help you create a full-on fashion statement. Its comfort footbed, high leg design and decorative hardware will have you on the receiving end of many shameless stares.

 

 

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