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New Brand Spotlight: Poppy & Bloom

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Poppy & Bloom is a Seattle-based company is best known for its vibrant colors, whimsical prints, timeless shapes, and flattering silhouettes exclusively available in sizes 14- 24W. Designs are all fit-tested by a variety of bodies and designed for women who want to share their beauty with the world. 

Made entirely in the USA for the woman who knows that beauty transcends size-and that life is too short to wear boring clothes, We are excited to welcome Poppy & Bloom to the Zappos family!

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10 Plus Size Picks to Chase the Winter Blues Away

This past week, the only word most people can use to describe what’s going on outside is "freezing". That pesky groundhog saw his shadow, so here we are in the last grips of winter -- and old man winter sure wants to remind us he’s still here!

This is the time of year a lot of people get hit by the “winter blues”. This year, instead of letting the weather and the grey days get you down, why not do something to help light up your life?  Volunteer for a worthwhile cause! This time of year, it's hard to find people to walk all those adorable dogs at the local shelter- and you might just meet the new furry love of your life! Try something new with friends, or plan a “Go Away Winter” party, decorate with a tropical theme and sip margaritas and drinks with cute little umbrellas while blasting summer-themed music. You could even take a class or workshop on joy & happiness, or just go see an amazing comic with friends and laugh the night away.

While chasing away the winter blues, why not do it all in some amazing shades of blue that will leave you feeling anything but? Blues in bright, fun hues are headlining a lot of looks this season-- from rich, deep navy to brilliant turquoise. These beautiful pieces in amazing shades of blue- are sure to help you chase those winter blues away!

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1. Mynt 1792 Plus Size Raglan Chiffon Blouse

2. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Denim Jacket

3. Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Long Sleeve Boatneck Dress

5. Karen Kane Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Pick Up Top

6. Calvin Klein Plus Size Zip Front Roll Sleeve Top

7. Calvin Klein Plus Size Print Kimono Top

8. Vince Camuto Plus Brushstrokes V-Neck Shirttail Blouse

9. Jag Jeans Plus Size Eloise Classic Fit Skirt

10. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Soho Skinny Jeans

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New Brand Spotlight: Mynt 1792

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Combining uptown sophistication and downtown trend, Mynt 1792 has been creating beautiful (and comfortable!) clothes for curvy girls since 2012. Launched at New York Full Figure Fashion week, Mynt 1792 finds the perfect balance between casual and professional wear with styles and fits that allows you to feel comfortable, confident and sexy. 

Their fabric choices are superb, so not only do you look fabulous, you feel fabulous! Having met the amazing women of Mynt last fall during Zappos Plus Fashion day, I can assure you that you'll feel amazing about supporting such amazing visionaries whose goal is to help every woman feel gorgeous every day.

Please helps up welcome Mynt 1792- we are excited to have them as part of the Zappos family!

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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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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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Isn’t It Romantic?: Valentine's Day Picks to LOVE

It’s that time of year again, when love is in the air and everywhere you look, you see images of love. Some days, it almost makes you want to throw things at your television, right? I’m going to make a confession here. It took me a while to come to love and accept my body, and some days I still don’t like it.  I know that’s okay, because I also know that no matter what size I am, or how I feel that I look, every woman has something they wish they could change. In fact, did you know that more women would choose a million dollars over having Giselle’s body?  I’ve learned as I have gotten older (and maybe a little wiser) that the best love you can have is for yourself.   

Love your amazing smile? Share it with the world.  Have a sexy brain that rocks at Trivia Crack? Take it on dates to the library, museums or a great speaker series to give it more. Learning to embrace the hips that carried and bore my two amazing sons has been an amazing exercise in learning to self-love. I know I will never be a size 2, but I am a size happy and healthy, and that is what matters the most.

Once you have learned to love the amazing, wonderful and miraculous body that you have been given, there’s nothing more amazing than enhancing and celebrating it with clothes that make you look and feel amazing.  An amazing dress that flatters and fits and just makes you feel like the vixen goddess you that you are! Thank you, Kiyonna!

Craving soft and romantic pieces for those times you are feeling more Jane Eyre than Hester Prynne? I am in LOVE with DKNY apparel’s soft blush hues for spring.  Wear a uniform every day but still want to feel a little fierce under it all? Hanky Panky has you covered. Rock your wardrobe and body comfortably, love yourself, and you just might be inspired to do something special or unexpected for YOU! And that, my friends, is the true definition of romance!

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1. Kiyonna Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress

2. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Lace Back Top

3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Long Sleeve Top w/ Chain

4. Columbia Plus Size Super Tamiami™ Shirt

5. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Lurex Top

6. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Pleated Slit Neck Sheath

7. Tahari by ASL Plus Size Lester Dress

8. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Lace Unlined Cami

9. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Solid Boyshort

10. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Plus Size Brushed Twill PJ Set

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New Fitness Gear for a New You

One of the most common resolutions is to lose weight, but I think it is time to change the way we look at numbers.  Ladies, I want to challenge you NOT to make a resolution focused on a number on a scale when it comes to your health. Instead, I challenge each of your to set a goal with a number that is more to you than something that can change throughout the day.  Instead, I challenge you to set a very important number as a goal: One. 

Walk or run ONE 5K. Climb ONE mountain.  Learn ONE new yoga pose. Dance ONE night with your friends, no matter what. Complete ONE biathlon or triathlon. Take ONE new class. Read ONE great book. Make ONE amazing memory with your kids. It takes 28 days to break a bad habit or form a new one- enlist ONE amazing friend to help you achieve your ONE goal.

To achieve all these singular and lofty goals, you’re going to need a few basics. First thing's first: the most important thing you need is one AMAZING bra; Moving Comfort’s Maia bra changed my life to the point I’ve become quite the advocate for them. 

I am always sharing their amazing products with every woman I see at 5Ks or walks that is obviously in need of Moving Comfort's excellent support. In addition to their incredible bras, I’ve also included additional items to help you on your road to that ONE goal you set for yourself this year. Grab a great pair of supportive sneakers, a bag for all your gear, a water bottle to keep you organized and hydrated--and ONE great friend to join and support you on your road to achieving ONE.  Have a great time celebrating tonight- the work starts tomorrow!

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1. Columbia Plus Size Heather Hills Full Zip

2. Moving Comfort Fiona Bra

3. Moving Comfort Maia Bra

4. Moving Comfort Plus Size Foxie Full Zip

5. Spanx Active Plus Size On-the-Go Pant

6. Nike Filament Capri

7. Manduka Go Free Yoga Mat Backpack

8. ASICS GEL-Craze TR2

9. Brooks Addiction™ 11

10. Nathan Quick Draw Plus Water Bottle

11. Merrell Azura Hiking Shoes

 

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To keep the folks in our legal department happy: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Have fun and be safe out there!

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Animal Instincts: 8 Styles for Your Wild Side

“Trust your instincts.”

 Can you believe that the first month of 2015 is  almost over?  It's incredible how fast time flies. We're already starting to see Valentine's Day signage everywhere, and we’re also starting to see the light at the end of our cold winter tunnel. And yes, it does get cold here in Las Vegas!

As we move forward towards our goals, sometimes we want a little boost to feel fierce and powerful, and there is nothing like an animal print to help channel your inner Artemis. This season, designers have put a great new twist on the traditional animal prints, offering it in unexpected colors and textures.

Pair these prints with a great neutral pant or skirt, add some great natural stone or wood accessories, and you’re ready to stalk your prey, be it that cute guy you keep seeing in the coffee shop or the promotion you’ve been eyeing for months. Whatever you do, let your outside reflect the fierce and powerful woman on the inside, and you can’t help but succeed!

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1. Hanky Panky Plus Size Leopard Nouveau Cami

2. Calvin Klein Plus Size High-Low Tunic

3. Roper Plus Size Poly Jersey Shirt

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Water Ikat Flutter Top

5. Calvin Klein Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Top

6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Zebra Boatneck Dress

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Ellensburg Boatneck Dress

8. Stetson Plus Size Rayon Spandex Jersey Dress


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