Recruiter Spotlight: Lauren, This Week's @InsideZappos Social VIP

Once upon a time, in a faraway land called South Carolina, a college senior was researching potential summer internship opportunities. She searched and searched and nothing seemed to catch her eye or offer exactly what she was looking for. She was about to give up all hope of finding that perfect internship. That was until she stumbled upon the Zappos Family Interns website while shopping for shoes. At that moment everything seemed to click. An awesome company culture, jobs that make you want to get out of bed each morning, and the opportunity to get involved in the Las Vegas community-- It was the perfect opportunity. She knew Zappos was exactly where she belonged.

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This summer I am lucky enough to be a part of the incredible Zappos HR Team as the Recruiting College Intern. This is the third year of the internship program here at Zappos and we have a total of 42 fun and slightly weird individuals from all over the world! That makes us the largest intern class the company has ever had – woohoo!

As the recruiting intern I have had some amazing opportunities to shadow and assist the recruiters and recruiting coordinators with their daily tasks as well as take on individual projects. Every day I learn something new and grow more passionate about my work. One of the things I love most about my internship is that I’m given challenging, meaningful assignments.  No filing papers, making copies, or coffee runs for this girl! I have already taken on a variety of daily tasks as well as joining in on projects with members of my team. I am also encouraged to pursue growth and learning by coming up with new, creative ideas that will help my team and Zappos grow. I have never felt so supported by a company or team before.

Speaking of team, the recruiting team at Zappos defines what it means to have a positive team and family spirit (Core Value #7). Zappos believes in integrating your work and personal life which means I do not just think of my team as coworkers but also as amazing friends. What more can you ask for than having a group of people who you can collaborate with in the office and grab dinner with after work? The recruiting team has truly have become my family here in Vegas!

It is so hard for me to believe that I am starting week five of my nine week internship here. Not only have I had the time of my life but I have grown both personally and professionally. Working for Zappos has truly been my “happily ever after” and I don’t want it to come to an end. Going into my last couple weeks of this amazing internship, one thing is for certain: I can’t wait to see what else I learn and what the future holds!

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4 Essential Summer Pieces from KAS New York

Known for their impeccable use of exotic print and colors, KAS New York designs clothes that are destined to become the centerpieces of your summer wardrobe.

Below are four easy-to-wear staples from KAS that add a vibrant, bohemian-inspired vibe to your warm-weather ensembles:

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1. “Zena” Pull Over with Cross Back

2. “Anthovia” High Low Dress

3. “Julie” Pant

4. “Natalya” Kaftan with Embellishments

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Help Your Kids Have a Fun Run with Saucony Kids!

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When it comes to race time, you want running shoes that are comfortable and fit well.  Kids need the same. 

Saucony knows that kids have different needs than adults, so they design sneakers specifically for kids’ developing feet. 

Here are some tips from the experts at Saucony Kids:

 

NO HAND-ME-DOWNS

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) discourages the practice of passing down footwear from one child to another because of the potential for improper fit and health issues.

 

GROWING LIKE WEEDS

Kids’ feet can grow up to a half size every 3-4 months. Check those sneakers you bought last year, your child may have outgrown them!

 

BUILT FOR KIDS

Not all sneakers are built specifically for kids.  Look for lightweight yet strong and flexible styles from brands that don’t just shrink down adult shoes to kids’ sizes.

 

 

Get your kids fitted for new sneakers that will help them finish the run healthy and happy!

Check out a couple of our favorite styles from Saucony Kids:

 

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Saucony Kids Kinvara 5

This lightweight shoe features FlexFilm, an ultra-light yet strong material with minimal layers for greater flexibility and support for growing feet.  Colorful and comfortable, your kids will be running circles around everyone come race day!

 

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Saucony Kids Guide 7

For little athletes on the run, the Guide 7 features the new PowerGrid ™ cushioning technology from heel to toe for added comfort and stability for kids’ developing feet.

SHOP SAUCONY KIDS >>

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Inspired By: Festival Florals

As the mid-summer heat starts its descent, our love affair with breezy floral pieces and crop tops only ramps up. This easy festival-worthy look is all about carefree style—and isn’t that the real spirit of summertime after all?

Check out our take on this boho-inspired look spotted at the Governor’s Ball in NY!

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1.  Free People Scalloped Lace Crop Top

2.  Jane Tran Stretchy Headband

3.  L.A.M.B. “Dixy” Bucket Bag

4. Gabriella Rocha “Holly”  Floral Beach Pants

5. DV by Dolce Vita “Dixan” Sandals

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Designer Picks: Mara Hoffman

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You’re known for your vibrant, globally-inspired prints and bold hues. Where do you gather inspiration for such amazing and unmistakable designs?

M: Travel is a huge source of inspiration for me. As is nature and the spiritual world.


Speaking of cool prints, any tips on how to pull off the whole mixing prints trend cohesively?

M: If you’re going to mix prints, one tip is to mix a larger print with a smaller print so you’re not competing with two large prints together. It’s also nice to mix solids in!

 

When you go on summer getaways, what are some wardrobe essentials that you always pack?

M: I always pack an assortment of cover ups and colorful sarongs to use as anything from a beach blanket to a turban to a wrap.

MARA'S PICKS:

1. Mara Hoffman Fitted Tank Maxi Dress

2. Mara Hoffman V-Wire Maxi Dress

3. Mara Hoffman Backless Gown

4. Mara Hoffman Easy Dress

5. Mara Hoffman Long Sleeve Fitted Mini Dress

6. Mara Hoffman Poncho

7. Mara Hoffman Cut Out Mini

8. Mara Hoffman Tank Maillot

9. Mara Hoffman Ruched Side Bottom

10.Mara Hoffman Strappy Bandeau Top

11. Mara Hoffman Classic Bottom


SHOP ALL MARA HOFFMAN >>

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New Brand Spotlight: Jockey

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Founded as a hosiery company in 1876, Jockey has a rich history as one of the intimate apparel industry's originators and innovators. Jockey is committed to quality, comfort, fashion and innovation in all of their products.

Today, Jockey offers much more than just men's and women's underwear. You can now shop their incredible selection of stylish activewear and sleepwear, plus everyday essentials like tops, socks, and long underwear. Of course, Jockey offers all the styles, colors and patterns you could want in underwear, too. And, they've broadened their line even further with innovative designs like Skimmies® slipshorts for her, and Sport Performance underwear for him.

Over the years, one thing has always remained constant at Jockey—their continued guarantee of comfort, quality and fit. They are always striving to develop innovative, solution-based products to deliver the best options just for you.

One thing's for sure, if you’re looking for your perfect pair, you can find it with Jockey.

SHOP JOCKEY >>

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On Our Favorites: Varsity Vibes

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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RVCA Rebels Raglan Sweater -  With its raw edges and lived-in feel, this wears like our favorite college sweater, only cuter.

Townsen Leo Carrillo ShortsPerfect for lazy lounge-around days, but can also be dressed up with a pair of heels and a sexy top!