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L*Space "L*SPIRATION" Pinterest Contest

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Long sunny days, beachy waves, tan lines and ocean breezes. If you’re in a summer state of mind, make sure to check out the L*SPACE “L*SPIRATION” Pinterest Contest!

Follow L*SPACE Swimwear on Pinterest and create a board entitled "L*SPIRATION”. Pin anything and everything that inspires your swim style this season. Pick from L*SPACE’s Summer 2012 Collection, summer destinations, celeb inspiration and other things that get you in the mood for fun in the sun!

One lucky winner and a guest will win round -trip flights to Miami, a one-night stay at the ultra-glam Shore Club hotel in South Beach, and two VIP front-row seats to L*SPACE's runway show where they will catch a first glimpse of the 2013 collection.

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Pinterest Board URLs must also be emailed to, along with participant's name and contact information by July 7th, 2012.

Good luck and Happy Pinning!

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Behind the Scenes: Louisville Photo Shoot

TGIF! Here’s a fun little behind-the-scenes video from our shoot in and around Louisville, KY. To see the final shots, check out our Shop By pages!

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Weekly Trends: 4th of July & Nautical

With July 4th coming up and summer in full swing, you can’t blame us for being in the mood for a little red, white and blue! Our trend highlights for this week are all about capturing the casual, laid back vibe of summer.

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For the 4th of July, stick to comfy pieces like shorts, tank tops and tees. Since you’ll probably be busy celebrating the day’s festivities, a pair of comfy shoes or sandals is a good idea. And of course, red, white and blue adds that patriotic touch!

This summer, we’re also going back to one of our favorite go-to trends: nautical. It’s just one of those quintessential summer trends that’s super easy to wear. Grab a pair of boat shoes or espadrille sandals, a striped tee or dress, and you’re ready for the sunny days ahead!

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Nina Bridal Showroom

We recently got the opportunity to visit the beautiful Nina Bridal showroom in New York City. Their director of bridal, Kerry Magnusson talked to us about the heirloom quality of every piece from the Nina Bridal accessories collection:

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On the Spot: Phil & Lynsey

For this edition of On the Spot, we put two Zapponians and their personal style in the spotlight: Phil with his cool monochromatic style, and our very own Style Editor, Lynsey who loves to rock her eclectic/funky look.

Phil is wearing a Crooks & Castles shirt and Levi's jeans.

Lynsey is wearing a Joie maxi dress and MICHAEL Michael Kors blazer.

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New Brand Spotlight: Wildfox Jewelry

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Wildfox Couture is an American vintage-inspired women's brand that combines great style and unsurpassed quality, Wildfox quickly gained a following amongst celebrities, trendsetters and top retailers worldwide.

The LA-based brand’s jewelry collection, Wildfox Jewelry, features playful pieces inspired by fairytales, daydreams, vintage t-shirts and an eternally youthful spirit.

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New Brand Spotlight: Lilypond

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For the woman who is adventurous, free-spirited and committed to improving the environment, Lilypond bags make the perfect fit. Lilypond is passionate about using recycled and sustainable materials in all their luggage, handbags and travel accessories. Their streamlined designs have a sporty appeal mixed with great organizational features for the woman on the go.

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Tank Top Tuesday!

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As you may know, Las Vegas gets hot during the summer. Really, really hot. That’s why a few of us in Zappos Development have decided to start what we affectionately like to call “Tank Top Tuesdays”. It’s literally just that; every Tuesday, we rock our super awesome tank tops for everyone in the office to admire. Yes, even the dudes…or should I say, especially the dudes!

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Summer Colorblock

The colorblock trend is truly a perennial wonder in the world of fashion. This summer, BCBGMAXAZRIA presented such a chic crop of colorblock pieces, we just had to share!

There’s something so modern and current about these colorblock tops and dresses, yet they certainly stand the test of time. They transition quite well into the fall season with the addition of outerwear and key accessories. And we are all about getting the most out of our trends!  

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1. Alaine Colorblock V-Neck Top, 2. Lula Colorblock V-Neck Tank, 3. Petite Greer Colorblock Wrap Dress, 4. Juna Colorblock Pleated Dress, 5. Dallin Pleated Maxi Skirt, 6. Kira One Shoulder Colorblock Dress

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Summer Picks from Steve Madden

Steve Madden is known for capturing the most of-the-moment trends in footwear and making them accessible and wearable. This summer is certainly no exception with their impressive collection of men’s and women’s shoes. They truly have something for everyone—from the trendy fashion plate to the more classic and simple.

Check out a couple of our current Steve Madden faves below!

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1. Steve Madden “Saahti” sandals: We love this subdued version of the gladiator sandal.

2. Steve Madden “Xcess” wedge sandals: These sky-high beauties are perfect for adding a dose of sexy to your summer ensembles!

3. Steve Madden “Klingee” fringe sandals: Studs and fringe in one sandal? This one is definitely a show stopper!


4. Steve Madden “Roudie” cap-toe oxfords: These would look rather striking paired with white denim.

5. Steve Madden “Agate” dress loafer: From the office to a dinner date, this one is a real keeper.

6. Steve Madden “Wells” driving moc: Pair these with khaki shorts for a polished summer look.

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Super Awesome Description-May 2012 Winner

The Super Awesome Description award is a way of recognizing a member of the Zappos Development content team once a month. If a product description is particularly witty or creative, anyone in the company can nominate the person who wrote it.  The nominations are then read by other members of the content department and voted upon; the description with the most votes wins. The writer of that description is rewarded with a trophy and a certificate, not to mention recognition from their peers.

The winner for May is Jennie W. Jennie is part of the athletic performance team and her quirky description for the Raskullz Cutie Cat Helmet was too amazing to ignore. Congratulations Jennie!

We asked Jennie a few fun questions to get to know her better. Check out her answers below!

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What is your biggest Grammar pet peeve?

I’m not thrilled when I see pronoun/antecedent disagreement committed in pursuit of gender neutrality. Just make it plural, people.

What is your favorite color?

If frequency is any indicator, then black is the likely choice. But my dad will probably read this and tell me that black isn’t a color.

What inspired you when writing this description?

Raskullz generates extensive back stories about all of the characters in the line, so they actually make my job much easier. Then I just imagined my ten-year-old niece Soraya talking with her friends. They probably don’t talk anything like that, and I’ve just invented the what-a-33-year-old-believes-preteens-say language.

What's a fact people would be surprised to learn about you?

I was a four-year member of my university’s pep club. Apparently, people don’t normally find me peppy. Go Bears!