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Buyer Picks: Kristin's Sweater-Weather Faves

As we happily dive right into sweater season, we asked Contemporary Fashion buyer Kristin for tips and insights on how to get the most out of one of our favorite go-to pieces for fall.

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1. Joie "Nailah" Coated Cotton Pants

2. Ted Baker "Bakula" Embellished Sweater

3. Mara Hoffman Leopard Sweater

4. Ted Baker "Nimma" Ankle Boots

5. Deborah Lippmann "She Bangs" Lipstick

For more contemporary fashion, shop our new Coveted boutique on!

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Inspired By: Leather Faux-ever

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today’s fashion inspiration is equal parts fierce and posh with the perfect dose of one of our favorite fall fabrications: faux leather. We love how this outfit manages to straddle the line between classic and on-trend, displaying a confident vibe that’s hard to ignore!

Check out our take on this nouveau-chic look below:

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1. BCBGeneration Sweater Top w/ Faux Leather Arm Panels

2. Brixton "Tiller" Hat

3. ALDO "Toscani" Bag

4. BB Dakota "Drea" Vegan Leather Pants

5. Dolce Vita "Kana" Heels

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On Our Favorites: Wild Ride

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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French Connection Athena Color Block Jacket: The refreshing pop of deep cherry color takes our favorite moto jacket to a more updated playing field!

ALDO Setha  Leopard-Print Flats: The bold animal print brings out the wild side of this otherwise subdued flat.

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Alternative Apparel Sweatshirts

Sporty details are a huge trend in fashion right now, and we couldn’t be more excited to rock this laidback-chic style this fall!

These super soft, super comfy Alternative Apparel sweatshirts are a great foundation piece to pull off this look. Pair them with your basic jeans for a casual weekend ensemble, or mix things up by pairing them with dressier/edgier pieces like leather shorts with heels, or a moto jacket and boots.

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1. Alternative Apparel "Sporty Maniac" Sweatshirt

2. Alternative Apparel Printed "Rocky" Zip Hoodie

3. Alternative Apparel Relay Raglan Hoodie

4. Alternative Apparel "Pipeline" Champ Raglan

5. Althernative Apparel "Locker Room" Pullover

6. Alternative Apparel Sport Zip Raglan Hoodie

7. Alternative Apparel Printed Slouchy Pullover

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Pretty Peplum Dresses from our Private Label Brands

Do you ever watch old movies from the ‘50s and find yourself longing for the return of feminine glamour and ladylike grace? Well you’re in luck this season because there’s a much-anticipated return to feminine fashion—with peplums topping must-have list.

Peplum dresses give an illusion of a slimmer waistline, which in turn gives you that classic hourglass silhouette that’s making its triumphant return on the runway and real life!

Check out a few of our favorite peplum dresses from our Zappos Private Label brands below:

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1. Christin Michaels Lael Dress, 2. Brigitte Bailey Rinah Flower Peplum Dress, 3. rsvp Demetria Peplum Dress, 4. Type Z Omega Scuba Dress, 5. Brigitte Bailey Odessa Peplum Dress, 6. Type Z Jacob Peplum Dress, 7. Type Z Grieg Stripe Peplum Dress, 8. rsvp Treyna Dress

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Laundry by Shelli Segal Prom 2013 with That's Chic & Late Afternoon

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(Left) Rachel wears the Laundry by Shelli Segal Criss-Cross Shimmer Chiffon Dress

The dress. The dancing. The date. Prom is one of those life events that bring up lots of fond memories. It’s a time to get dolled up, have fun on the dance floor with your friends and create memories to last a lifetime.  With such a momentous occasion at hand, the dress is definitely an essential element to the evening.

This season, famous dress makers Laundry by Shelli Segal has teamed up with two L.A.-based fashion bloggers, Liz of Late Afternoon and Rachel of That’s Chic, to showcase the must-have dress trends for prom season.


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We asked the two fashion mavens to spill some details about their own proms and what made the night special:

What was the most memorable part of your high school prom?

Rachel: Letting loose with my friends and classmates made the night most memorable, but also winning senior prom queen was a second close memory.

Liz: The most memorable part of my prom was our after-party. We had a huge celebration at my friend's house and invited all of our classmates. It was just a fun night and it was wonderful to spend it with everyone.

What did you wear? If you could have a “do over”, what would you change about your prom look?

Rachel: I wore this gorgeous A-line chiffon, sequined black dress that I bought 5 months before prom! I also spent a whole week just getting made up for prom: tanning, eyebrows, nails, everything. I looked so awful and so overdone! If I could do it over again, I would say stay simple and not stress about the night.

Liz: I wore a gold lace dress that was shorter in the front and longer in the back. I did a smokey eye and had a totally stiff prom up-do. The only thing I would change would be my hair. If I did prom over, I would wear my hair loose and natural, none of that cemented to my scalp with 10 bottles of hairspray nonsense.

If you could design your own Laundry by Shelli Segal prom dress from scratch, what kind of dress would it be?

Rachel: It would be a super minimalist dress with a sexy silhouette. Maybe something with a high neck and lots of shoulder showing, and an A-line that hits at the calf.

Liz: I would create something very flowing with lots of movement and it would definitely be metallic. I would love to see a beautiful metallic gown for prom.


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Since you ladies live in Los Angeles, describe what a great pre-prom and post-prom day in L.A. would look like…:

Rachel: Pre-prom is all about pampering yourself. I'd probably spend the whole day at a Korean spa getting a scrub and massage with a close friend. The day after prom is recovering after all that dancing! A late lunch in the sun with all of your girlfriends is a fun way to reminisce yester-memories.

Liz: The day would start with brunch, followed by manis and pedis with your girlfriends. Next, everyone would pile into one car and drive to the MAC store for makeup appointments. After getting dressed and ready, everyone would go to the meet-up house for pre-prom celebrations. After prom it's inevitable that you'll end up cruising PCH or Sunset Blvd. followed by the up-all-night after-party.

What is your ultimate slow dance song?

Rachel: Suga Suga” by Baby Bash

Liz: "Come Undone" by Duran Duran.

… and your ultimate “dance like no one’s watching” song?

Rachel: It's super cheesy, but it's “Since You Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson. In my defense, any other hip hop song gets me in the mood to dance, but it's all in the groove. When Kelly's song comes on, like, I wouldn't want anyone watching me dance to that song!

Liz: R. Kelly's "Ignition".

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Spring Trends Spotlight

It’s here!  It’s finally here! If you’ve been waiting to shed those bulky layers and ditch those heavy coats and boots, you’re not alone in your anticipation. Tomorrow marks the first “official” day of spring, although here at the Zappos HQ in Las Vegas, it’s been feeling like spring for a few days now.

We’re super excited to start breaking out the pastels, slipping into those sandals, and adding in splashes of color into our wardrobes. Spring fashion IS the best part about the season after all! Well…the weather isn’t so bad either!

To mark this much-awaited season of sunshine and new beginnings, we’re highlighting a few of our standout spring trends to get your closet ready. For even more on-trend picks, check out the The Style Room!

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Pretty Pastels:

1. Soft Joie Masie Tank in Arctic Blue, 2. Type Z Nalie Cut Out Blouse in Peach, 3. Joe's Jeans Straight Ankle in Purple

Sporty Chic:

4. Kensie Sporty Pocket Dress, 5. Steve Madden "Beleever", 6. BCBGMAXAZRIA Dixon Colorblock Moto Jacket

Perfect Primary:

7. Franco Sarto "Roxanne" in Red Suede/Patent  8. ALDO Gadourny in Medium Blue 9. Michael Stars Horizon Wash Striped Midi Dress

Borrowed from the boys:

10. Jack by BB Dakota Chambray Top, 11. Frye Jillian Slip Oxford, 12. Hudson Jamie Slim Chino

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Lacoste "Easbury" Wedge Sneakers

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There’s no denying it. Wedge sneakers have taken over the fashion world as the latest must-have shoe. They’re a great compromise between the height of a heel and the everyday comfort of a go-to pair of sneakers. And who doesn’t love having the best of both worlds?

Check out the Lacoste “Easbury” wedge sneakers in a variety of cool colors for spring. They look fabulous with skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans!