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Inspired By: Late Winter Layers

It seems to happen to us around this time every year. We’re stuck in this in-between season hoping for warmer weather, looking at our spring pieces longingly while Mother Nature insists on keeping winter around for a bit longer.

To get through this weird not-quite-spring phase while staying bundled up, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled on the streets for stylish layering masters to keep us inspired. Today’s street style muse takes a cute A-line skirt and layers on a denim jacket under a military-inspired coat. Add in opaque black tights, combat boots and a soft beanie, and you too can to tackle the in-between season like this true pro!

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1. BCBGeneration Circle Skirt

2. Free People Breakfast in Bed Shirt

3. Steve Madden Troopa Boots

4. Echo Design Cashmere Slouchy Beanie

5. Free People Long Indigo Denim Jacket

6. Jack by BB Dakota Welker Microtwill Coat

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Cruisin’- 9 Plus Size Picks for An Amazing Spring Break

It's hard to believe that spring break is about to start, as well as the height of resort and cruise season--especially when I just looked through my Facebook feed, and almost all of my friends' pictures are of snow or comparison shots of their kids or dogs next to massive piles of snow. Or just…snow. 

With my role in the Zappos Customer Loyalty Team, I get to talk to people every day who are heading for warmer climes. Florida and the Bahamas seem to be the most popular places people are heading to this year to get out of the cold.

A change in latitude can be an amazing thing for the attitude, and there is nothing that makes you feel better, and gets you ready for spring and all its new beginnings, like a new wardrobe piece that is bright, colorful, and wonderfully feminine and flirty.

Try a fabulous dress in bright colors or a great new bathing suit that accentuates your best assets and makes you feel like Hollywood royalty. Armed with spring hottest bright hues, you will be ready for that warm weather when it finally arrives- or when you arrive to your snow-free destination!

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1. Rachel Pally Plus Size Mini Caftan Dress

2. Levi's Plus Size Bermuda Short

3. Jag Jeans Plus Size Caley Pull-On Crop Pants

4. Rachel Pally Plus Size Wide Legging Trouser

5. Tahari by ASL Plus Size Tammi Dress

6. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Block Print Pleated Dress

7. Badgley Mischka Plus Size Draped Front Mio One Piece

8. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Spring Poppy Flutter Top

9. BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Plus Size Kimono Cover Up

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Fresh Picks: Blue Streak

One of spring’s most noteworthy color stories gives a whole new meaning to the term “feeling blue”. With so many hues in the blue spectrum to choose from, there’s definitely a shade to suit whatever vibe you’re going for.

From dusty blue espadrilles to a teal maxi dress to a classic shade of navy, the blues just got a whole lot happier for spring!

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1. MINKPINK Daydream Nation Dress

2. Chaser Knot Back Maxi Dress

3. Obey Wyatt Dress

4. Free People Benedict Henley

5. Beach Riot The Golden Coconut One-Piece

6. Jack by BB Dakota Kamryn Tank

7. Steve Madden Varcityy Pumps

8. Hat Attack Wool Felt Down Brim Hat

9. Sam Edelman Lynn Espadrille Flats

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The Running List: Top-Ranking Running Shoes

Welcome back friends! Now that you are all experts and know what type of running shoe is best for you, I have made some selections for the best specific running shoe for each category: Netural, Trail, Stability, and Track and Field. For those that may need a little refresher of last month’s blog, please check it out here!

As I mentioned before, I wish there was one shoe that I could recommend that would be the best running shoe for you. Unfortunately, there is no magic shoe that is right for everyone. I suppose it isn’t such a bad thing, as then I would have nothing to write about and be out of a job just kidding, they don’t pay me for this gig, but I digress…

In reality, there are actually thousands of possible running shoes for every type of runner. It may seem like a daunting challenge, but think of it as a fun way to start with a few umpteen shoes in your virtual shopping cart, knowing  you get to whittle down the general selection to just  a few choice pairs - sort of like The Bachelor, but for running shoes!  

Now that we have made our Rose Selection, or whatever it is that they do on The Bachelor, (sorry, I actually do not watch the show but have heard good things) it is important to keep in mind exactly why these shoes will be important. For anyone serious about running,  (generally characterized by running three or more times a week) a good running shoe will be able to provide support in the correct places and spaces, cushioning where needed, motion control, and flexibility. In short, the perfect running shoe will act as an extension of your individual foot, hopefully allowing you to run longer, farther, and to places you have never been before!

Without further ado, I provide you my top three selections of running shoes based upon customer ratings, overall technical features, best sellers and functionality in these specific categories:

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Neutral:

1. Under Armour UA Speedform Apollo GR

2. Inov-8 F-Lite™ 240

3. Nike Flex Experience Run 3

 

Trail:

4. Salomon XR Mission W

5. Montrail Bajada™

6. La Sportiva Vertical K Men’s

Stability:

7.  ASICS Gel-Kayano® 21

8. Newton Running Kismet

9. Brooks Addiction™ 11

Track and Field:

10. Puma TFX Spring v5

11. New Balance Spike

12. Saucony Carrera XC

Until next time, happy trails, roads and other unchartered terrains! :)

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Menswear Monday: The Modern Jogger

Somewhere between stay-on-the-couch-all-day and business casual lies a happy medium when it comes to comfy men’s pants. We’re talking about the cool hybrid of the sweatpant and the chino otherwise known as the modern jogger pant. 

Whether you’re pairing it with your favorite t-shirt or taking it up a notch with button-up shirts, the modern version of the jogger is equal parts cool and comfy. If you’re looking for a versatile upgrade to your everyday chino pants or sweatpants, the jogger is definitely the way to go.

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1. Publish Hewes Wool Two-Tone Jogger

2. Levi's Men's Chino Jogger

3. Publish Legacy Jogger Pant

4. Staple Rally Oxford Jogger

5. Zanerobe Sureshot Chino Pant

6. Publish Noel Two-Tone Heathered Jogger

7. Staple Canvas Cuff Pants

8. True Religion Coated Runner

9. Scotch & Soda Woolen Jogger Pant

 

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People StyleWatch Editors' Picks on Glance

In an exciting new collaboration with People StyleWatch, Glance by Zappos is featuring their editors’ top picks for spring from Zappos.com! Every Tuesday, we are sharing a new collection handpicked by a People StyleWatch editor. You can also check out some of their top Zappos picks in the latest issue of People StyleWatch, in newsstands today!

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Inspired By: Boho Moto

Today’s street style inspiration perfectly balances elements of boho and moto-chic style while attaining that effortlessly wearable look. With winter still lingering on in most of the country, it’s a great way to pull in your favorite boho tops for spring a little early, just by adding on a few pieces.

A great way to toughen up a bohemian-inspired look is by simply adding a nice dose of leather. First, top off an airy peasant top or sheer tunic with a sleek leather moto jacket. Pair with skinny black jeans and slip on a pair of black ankle boots to take the look from hippie to full-on hottie! Finish it off with essential accessories like a wide-brim hat (to pull from that boho vibe), a cozy scarf for warmth and leather gloves for braving the last few days of winter.

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1. Sam Edelman Maddox Boots

2. Michael Stars Oh My Darling Wide Brim Hat

3. Levi's Women's Hi Rise Skinny Jeans

4. G-Star Chopper Jacket

5. Echo Design Touch Ruched Leather Mix Gloves

6. Lucy Love Casa Blanca Top

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Laissez Les Bon-Temps Roulez! (Let the Good Times Roll!)

One of the most amazing events I have ever had the pleasure of attending was the Krewe of Endymion’s parade in New Orleans. In a city known for raucous and amazing celebrations, (Endymion being the crowning jewel) the Krewe is one of only 3 “super-krewes” with over 2,800 people dedicated to “Throw til it hurts!” each year.
 
Why am I so in love with Endymion and Mardi Gras? Well, not only did I discover the AMAZING beignets from Café du Monde, but there, up on the floats, dancing their hearts out with smiles on their faces, walking along and even serving as the Queen were real-life, curvy, amazing women, owning their bodies and celebrating.

There were sleeveless costumes, bared midriffs, thick, strong legs- and not a single one of them was hiding in an oversized sweatshirt like I was. It was a pretty important moment in my fashion life, where I learned that style was not about what everyone told me was appropriate, but about what made me feel amazing!
 
Mardi Gras is about embracing and celebrating life; the ultimate celebration of Hedonism before the pious period of Lent. I saw it more as a celebration of the joy in life and enjoying life no matter who you were or how others may view you. Sometimes we need a reminder to just embrace life and wear things because they make US feel happy, gorgeous and strong.  The colors of Mardi Gras- purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power, are principles we can fashion to remind ourselves of every day not just on the cusp of spring.
 
Be just in all things, most importantly in dealings with yourself. Remember you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and meant to be the best, most true you there is- no matter what your body decides to do that day.  Wear green to remember to have faith in yourself and all that you can and will accomplish. Finally, wear gold to celebrate the power in you, even on those days you need a fashion boost to remind you. Below, I’ve found some amazing pieces to help you tie it all together. Get ready to "let the good times roll!"

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1. DKNYC Plus Size Side Ruched Blouse

2. Roper Plus Size Floral Print Shirt

3. NIC + ZOE Plus Size Utopia Twist Dress

4. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Illusion Neck Lace Dress

5. Columbia Plus Size Fast Trek Full Zip Fleece Jacket

6. Vince Camuto Plus Size Sweater

7. Tahari by ASL Plus Size Irene Dress

8. Unique Vintage Reproduction Flapper Dress

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