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9 Blue Picks to Brighten Your Day!

Some days, it is great to have “the blues”.  There is nothing like channeling your inner goddess in a beautiful sapphire blue dress, or feeling soft and romantic in a dusty periwinkle.  The beauty of blue is that it can be fierce and powerful, soft and gentle, feminine and strong; the deciding factor is the shade of blue and of course, your attitude. Blue is a color used to represent strength, loyalty, trust, intelligence and authority. Until Queen Victoria was given a diamond when she was betrothed, stones in shades of blue were the premier choice suitors used to make clear their intention. 

These days, all the shades of blue are a fabulous alternative to fitting into any situation- and not just relying on black to fit in. Blue can be a casual or formal color and is appropriate for both professional and formal events. Personally, I’m a fan of blue because I love that it can be so many things -- just like me. It all just depends on how it’s worn.  I also love the way blue stands out in a sea of black, soothing and calming you and those around you while saying, “Hey, I’m here to rock, not be the same as everyone else.” This week, I’ve brought you some examples of how versatile blue can be. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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1. Vince Camuto Plus Size Moroccan Mirage Sleeveless Top

2. Pendleton Plus Size Vista Tunic

3. Roper Plus Size Blue Chip Check Shirt

4. Vince Camuto Plus Size Moroccan Mirage Ruched Midi Skirt

5. NYDJ Plus Size Briella Shorts

6. Mynt 1792 Plus Size Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

7. Kiyonna Peek-A-Boo Dress

8. Rachel Pally Plus Size Quintana Dress

9. Culture Phit Plus Size Nalah Dress

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10 Summer Lovin' Looks for Hot Summer Nights

When I was a little girl, one of my earliest memories was watching Grease over and over with my older sister and dreaming of the day I would be old enough to have a summer love like Sandy, walking down the beach in a great sundress and holding hands with a sweet boy who had just turned eighteen and had a motorcycle…

Summer days and nights have their own special magic when it comes to making us feel beautiful and powerful.  Sun-kissed skin, the relaxation that comes from a day spent outside in the fresh air, and the way we can’t help but smile because the sunshine increases our Vitamin D and serotonin levels, improving our sleep and reducing stress in general (but don’t forget that sunscreen!) All of these things make summer most people’s favorite season. 

This week, I hope you enjoy these fiercely feminine yet comfortable pieces to bring out your inner romantic, even on a fancier night! I am in LOVE with this Adrianna Papell Cape Dress, by the way! Enjoy these softer, lighter pieces to make those summer nights just a little bit hotter.  The bright colors remind us of days on the ocean and beautiful sunsets, and time lounging by the pool can never be considered a waste!

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Sorento Tie-Dye Dress

2. Mynt 1792 Plus Size Wrap Dress

3. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Structured Cape Sheath Dress

4. Rachel Pally Plus Size Kathy Dress White Label

5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Fringe Cover-Up

6. NIC+ZOE Plus Size Perfect Scoop Tank

7. Vince Camuto Plus Size Morrocan Mirage Blouse

8. Kiyonna Smitten Lace Top

9. Poppy & Bloom Plus Size Tilt & Twirl Skirt

10. Rachel Pally Plus Size Wide Leg Trouser


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Get Outdoors! Great Pieces for Great Adventures

I am blessed to not only have an amazing job and great coworkers, but to be the Den leader for an amazing group of Webelo Cub Scouts here in FABULOUS Las Vegas. No, they don’t learn how to deal blackjack; yes there are actually an amazing number of great hiking trails, fishing spots and outdoors things to do in and around Las Vegas. One of my favorite things to do with my son and my Scouts is go hiking! If you want to have an incredible conversation with any kid, take them where there is no cell phone reception and leave their game system behind.  I’ve come to realize that my little boy is becoming a pretty awesome young man through the conversations we have while hiking. After all, no kid will ever remember a day spent inside watching TV. 

Curvy girls have a some challenges when it comes to getting outside and playing with our kids, friends and family. First of all, we have the challenge of the inside of our heads, telling us that we can’t do it and that we’ll just embarrass ourselves if we try to go hiking because we won’t look like the others, or that we may struggle to keep up.

Just by taking the first step outside, you’ve already won half that battle! Get up, get out, and do that ONE thing that you’ve not done before.  If it’s your kids that you are hiking with, trust me when I say they don’t care what you look like, they care more that you are outside and playing with them. Your time and your presence is often the thing they want more than any other presents you can give them. 

Second, we have the challenge of finding gear that is a little more comfortable to hike in than jeans and an old t-shirt. Thankfully, companies like Columbia and Soybu have recognized that curvy gals (and bigger guys) want and need comfortable tech gear for outdoor adventures. 

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1. Columbia Plus Size Skiff Guide 3/4 Sleeve Top

2. Soybu Plus Size Alicia Tank

3. Columbia Plus Size Bahama Long Sleeve

4. Columbia Plus Size Back Beauty Boot Cut Pant

5. Columbia Plus Size Camp Henry Shirt

6. Soybu Plus Size Killer Caboose Crop Pant

7. Terramar Plus Size Short Sleeve Scoop Top

8. Columbia Plus Size Reel Beauty II Maxi Dress

9. Columbia Plus Size Splash A Little Rain Jacket

10. Big Agnes Chair Elite

11. High Sierra Piranha 10L Hydration Pack

12. Keen Whisper Sandal

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Breathable fabrics, moisture wicking and cooling fabrics with built in UPF? Yes, please! Thank you, Columbia, for the AMAZING fabric that is Omni-Freeze ZERO! Bags with built-in hydration systems with straps that do well on wider shoulders let you enjoy a longer hike, and chairs by Big Agnes pack light and small while holding up to 320 pounds, which means your little one can sit on your lap while you roast marshmallows together and make memories -- and s’mores!

Finally, we have the challenge of figuring out where to start when we want to get out more. For that, I recommend checking out the National Parks Service website.  Parks aren’t just in the wilderness; they’re all over, including the middle of some urban downtown areas. Not only is there planning information, but they are rock stars at rating their trails for hiking based on your ability, as well as for kids, stroller, and wheelchair accessibility.

Have a great time getting out and enjoying the great outdoors; if you’re rocking our anything featured here on #WellRoundedWednesday, please tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WRW- we would LOVE to see enjoying the great outdoors and rocking your Zappos looks!

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Lucky You: Great Looks to Make Them Green with Envy

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Ireland’s unique history and culture celebrated by both the Irish (and those who wish they were!) all over the world. Revelers as far back as the 1680s believed that wearing green clothing made one invisible to leprechauns and fairy creatures, and thus they would be saved from the painful pinches these creatures would bestow on those they could see. In later years, revelers took it upon themselves to pinch those not wearing green, just in case there were no leprechauns around to do it!

These days, we celebrate being Irish (or wanting to be Irish) with green beer, good whiskey, parades, and if we’re really lucky, attending a good cèilidh where we can do all of the above while dancing and drumming the night away. Of course, you’ll want to have an amazing green outfit and gorgeous green accessories to keep those pinches away. Why not look fabulous while hiding from mischievous leprechauns!

I’ve gathered a few great pieces this week to hide you from the wee folk and maybe make a few Irish eyes smile upon ye. Here’s to an amazing and fun St. Patrick’s Day for all! Enjoy amazing company, great food and maybe even some good Irish whiskey. Sláinte!

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1. Calvin Klein Plus Size Crew Neck Roll Shirt

2. Vince Camuto Plus Size Short Sleeve Artful Strokes Shift Dress

3. Alex and Ani Lucky Clover Charm Bangle

4. DKNYC Plus Size Side Ruched Blouse

5. Columbia Plus Size Zero Rules Shirt

6. Columbia Plus Size Just Right™ Straight Leg Pant

7. House of Harlow 1960 Classic Station Necklace

8. Furla Lotus Large Carryall Tote

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Mobile-Ready Pants

Is it a phone? A tablet? A phablet?

 

We know you're having a tough time taking your phone/tablet/phablet in and
out of your pant pocket. We've seen it all, missed phone calls, broken
screens, poor blood circulation (here's to you skinny jean wearers), and
worse, phantom vibration syndrome.

While we can't agree on what to call it, we can all agree on needing
bigger pockets. We are so happy to introduce Zappos Mobile-Ready Pants, just in
time for the iPhone 6!

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Rock Some Spring Denim!

The best thing about denim is that you’re always wrapped in comfort and confidence, day or night. Great jeans really do highlight our best assets -- from a great seat to strong legs, and everything in between. 

A great-fitting pair of jeans can be paired in an astounding number of ways -- dressed up with a great jacket, purse, heels and accessories, or dressed down with classic Chuck Taylors and a comfortable cotton tee. Denim capris or shorts can be pulled on over a bathing suit at the end of a day at the beach, or worn on days when you’re just zipping around town running errands.   

Denim in various washes and cuts can be rocked at every time of the year, and I’m so excited to share with you a great selection of plus size denim, from shorts to skirts to pants, that will carry you from spring through the summer. I hope you are as inspired as we are to experiment and rock denim in lots of stylish ways this warm-weather season! 

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1. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Ludlow Shorts

2. NYDJ Plus Size Briella Shorts

3. NYDJ Plus Size Dayla Wide Cuff Capri

4. Levi's Plus Size Classic Capri

5. Jag Jeans Plus Size Eloise Skirt

6. Jag Jeans Plus Size Relaxed Henry Boyfriend


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4 Brands Who LOVE (and flatter) Your Curves

I recently saw an amazing picture of a sign under a scale at a bariatric clinic in Denver that read: “This scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity.  THAT’S IT.  It cannot measure character, beauty, talent, purpose, possibility, strength, or love.” 

What an amazing and wonderful thing to see right next to one of the most dreaded devices known to womankind. No matter what our size, many of us spend a lot of time fretting over the numbers on the scale, rather than the numbers that really matter- the smiles we share every day, the hugs we give our friends and loved ones, or the hours we give to help others.

I personally spent years feeling that my value was directly related to the number on the scale. That is, until I learned to not only love my body for the miraculous things it is capable of. Over the years, I’ve also discovered some amazing plus clothing brands that truly understand that some women’s bodies are little more luscious and curvy than others- and do amazing things to flatter them.

There is nothing better than slipping into a fabulous piece by Kiyonna. Their cuts are amazing, the flow and feel of their fabrics are fabulous, and the fit flatters every curve while artfully camouflaging areas you might not want to flaunt.

JAG Jeans tops and bottoms utilize flattering cuts, great washes and amazing prints. I love their sophisticated take on denim that can be dressed up or down, all while defeating the dreaded muffin top! Their tops blend fabulous prints with light and airy fabrics that feel as good as they look.

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1. Kiyonna Promenade Top

2. NYDJ Plus Size Solid 3/4 Sleeve Pleat Back

3. Poppy & Bloom Spring Forward Dress

4. Poppy & Bloom Plus Size On the Boardwalk Dress

5. Kiyonna Wanderlust Wrap Top

6. NYDJ Plus Size Dora Skirt

7. Jag Jeans Plus Size Caley Pull-On Crop

8. Jag Jeans Plus Size Eloise Pull-On Skirt

I don’t think I can ever say enough nice things about NYDJ and their life-changing jeans and skirts.  Cut for curves and flattering for every “asset”, their bottoms are almost magical! My personal favorite feature is the knowledge that I can chase my minions around any playground in their jeans without ever worrying about bending or squatting and showing off my underthings to the other parents.

Finally, let’s talk Poppy & Bloom, a new addition to Zappos.com. I am in total fashion lust with their gorgeous spring collection. From pinup-inspired pieces to office-ready skirts and dresses, you can’t help but feel both fierce and feminine in their clothing. They fit and flatter every curve while staying perfectly on trend.

I hope you’ll give these amazing plus fashion clothing brands a try! Their dedication to making women of all shapes and sizes feel and look fabulous is second to none, each having a great story to tell. 

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10 Great Looks for Your New Year's Eve Countdown

We’ve all made it to the end of the year -- well, ALMOST! I hope that your 2014 has been as amazing as mine has been, and that you are looking forward to the 2015 with a sense of hope, determination and purpose. To celebrate the end of this year and to get ready for a new one, you need something that makes you look as amazing on the outside as you are on the inside! Celebrating with friends and family is the best reason to put on your best party or cocktail dress and a pair of sassy heels to dance the night away as you welcome 2015.

Ladies, I bring you some fabulous looks for New Year’s Eve 2014. I hope that you spend your New Year’s Eve enjoying fabulous champagne, but more importantly, enjoying great company.  I look forward to sharing amazing, fabulous clothing, fashion and ideas with all of you in the New Year.

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1. Karen Kane Plus Size Silver Stud Dress

2. BB Dakota Plus Size Marloes Dress

3. Karen Kane Plus Size Metallic Knit Dress

4. Kiyonna Rumor Ruched Dress

5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Sleeveless Studded Dress

6. Lysse Plus Size Hayden Dress

7. Kiyonna Soiree Evening Gown

8. Calvin Klein Plus Size Batwing Jumpsuit

9. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Banded Deco Dress

10. Gabriella Rocha Plus Size Jordyn Dress

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