New Brand Spotlight: Bobaeu

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Bobeau™ is a clothing brand that centers around comfort and value. The people there pride themselves on providing the go-to solution for women who want current, flattering fashion at affordable prices.

Bobeau utilizes draping and length in their styles, and they use classic colors for versatility. Their clothing is designed to complement your lifestyle and make fashionable dressing easy and effortless.

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Juniors' Fall Style Preview

As summer begins to wind down, it’s easy to get into the whole “I wish summer would never end” mentality. However, the first signs of fall is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your entire style outlook. With fall just over the horizon, there are lots of great trends that you can incorporate into your outfits now that transition so seamlessly as the weather cools off.

Below are four of the fall’s most sought-after trends to put on your back-to-school/cold-weather shopping list!

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SLIP-ON SNEAKERS: Rethink how you wear the classic slip-on sneaker by pairing them with more than just your favorite jeans. You can easily add a casual spin to your dresses by pairing them with a cool pair of slip ons or even dress down a night-out ensemble with a funky printed pair!

1. Steve Madden Emuse

2. Vans Classic Slip-On™

3. Rocket Dog Scoop

 

ANKLE BOOTIES: Although the ankle boot is anything but a new trend, there’s a good reason why it consistently tops our fall must-have list: versatility. Pair them with everything from dresses to leggings and an oversized sweater.

1. Volatile Whitby

2. Jessica Simpson Calvey

3. G by GUESS Issax

 

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FALL-TRANSITION DRESSES: Start incorporating fall’s richer color palette into your rotation even while the weather is still warm. Wear them with your favorite summer sandals now and switch to ankle boots later.

1. Billabong Back Again Dress

2. Gabriella Rocha Geometric Shift Dress

3. Billabong Heart Strayed Dress

 

BOHO JEWELRY: From rich turquoise accents to an eclectic layering of metals and stones, the easiest way to freshen up a wardrobe is through fall’s latest bohemian-inspired jewelry

1. Lucky Brand Squash Blossom Lucky Layer Necklace

2. Obey Phantom Ring

3. Lucky Brand Blue Faux Wrap Bracelet

 

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In Bloom: 12 Looks to Blossom In

I recently spent a weekend camping in the Kaibab National Forest, home to large herds of buffalo, and what my sons have termed “Vulcan Squirrels” (Kaibab squirrels have pointed ears, and yes, I’m raising my sons to be Trekkies). One of my favorite parts of the trip, other than hikes in and around the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, was sitting on a sun-warmed rock with my sons at sunset and waiting for wildlife to appear in the meadow near our campsite. As we sat and waited, I found joy in watching waves of color move towards and away from us as the winds caressed the multitude of wildflowers in shades of yellow, purple, red, and blue, complemented by the myriad greens of the grasses surrounding them.    

Flowers are enigmas; we view them as delicate, but without flowers, there would be no life. Most of the foods we grow have a flower at some point in their growth cycle. Wildflowers fill the barren places with riots of color. Delicate orchids grow out of thin air high in jungle canopies and roses remind us that things that seem delicate can take care of themselves. Flowers have even been given their own language and code, declaring meanings beyond just being beautiful. 

Women are like flowers in much the same way; though some may appear similar, we all have deeper meanings and messages to share. Those who might appear to be helpless may in fact be highly-ranked martial artists and the furthest thing from helpless you’ll ever come across. 

One of the beautiful things about floral prints is just that, while the first impression may be of gentle femininity, they can still be considered fierce fashion- it all depends on who is wearing it and how they style it.  They allow the wearer’s personality to blossom and share their inner beauty with the world around them.

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1. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Tropical Print Tank Top

2. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Summer Floral Tee

3. Kiyonna Wanderlust Wrap Top

4. Kiyonna Valentina Illusion Dress

5. Mynt 1792 Plus Size Wrap Dress

6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Floral Top

7. Karen Kane Plus Size Monochrome Hi-Lo Dress

8. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Cutout Neckline Fit & Flare Dress

9. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Back Interest Fit & Flare Dress

10. Spring Step Hanne T-Strap Sandal

11. Sperry Top-Sider Seacoast Liberty Floral

12. ASH Frankie Bahia Crossbody

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Menswear Monday: Fall Footwear Preview

Hello gents! As summer slowly winds down and fall starts to make its approach, I thought I’d help you get ahead of the style game by highlighting three must haves in men’s fall footwear. These timeless shoe staples are ones that you can keep on rotation in your wardrobe starting now and transition effortlessly into your fall wardrobe as the weather cools down.

Without further ado, here are three men’s footwear staples to get you ready for fall: 

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Workwear Boots:

The durable workboot has been a strong part of men’s wardrobes for a long time. The silhouette has been updated a bit over the years, and this season, we’re seeing a focus on a deep toe and tongue-to-toe lacing. Opt for neutral tones in brown for the most versatile look. You can dress them up with a smart pair of trousers or keep them casual with jeans.

1. Danner Bull Run Christy ST

2. Chippewa American Handcrafted GQ Rodeo Boot

3. Carhartt 6” Moc Toe Wedge Safety Toe Boot

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Ankle Boots:

The next essential fall shoe I want to bring to your attention is the reliable ankle boot. Yes, it’s been around forever, but the styling of the ankle boot seems to keep evolving. You’ll find many celebrities wearing this with everything from distressed jeans to dressed-up trousers. To dress down the look for the weekend, I suggest pairing them with low-key denim and a light knit sweater or long-sleeved shirt.

1. Bruno Magli Raspino

2. Dune London Crib

3. Florsheim Rockit Chukka Boots

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Chelsea Boots:

Last but certainly not least is the flat Chelsea boot. This is a great addition to any wardrobe for that traditional look that never goes out of style. This season, invest in a rich leather Chelsea with a low stacked heel or maybe something a little more casual with exposed stitching. Either way, this classic shoe pairs very well with just about anything, from your favorite jeans and a tee to chinos and a button-up shirt for the office.

1. Cole Haan Copley Chelsea Boot

2. Ted Baker Camroon

3. Steve Madden Heynow

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New Brand Spotlight: toesox

Toesox, toeless socks, yoga socks, workout socks, sports socks, dance socks, compression socks, yoga accessories, yogaThe toesox® story began in 2004. Founders Joe and Christina Patterson noticed feet slipping during yoga class, people with cold toes, and soles in need of protection from germs. To address these problems, the Pattersons created a five-toe sock to aid students during yoga, Pilates, barre, and dance fitness classes.

This husband and wife team really thought of everything. Each sock has a non-slip, rubber-dotted sole to help prevent feet from slipping on yoga mats and floors. Their “grip socks” feature an arch support band and fitted heel that keep the sock in place on the foot too. Your toes will stay warm during workouts, but they even have a “half-toe” style (basically toeless socks) just in case you need sole protection but like to your toes out. All toesox styles feature a design that allows toes to spread freely, promoting healthy feet, enhanced blood circulation, and a hygienic alternative to being barefooted.

Toesox are used for many other fitness-related activities to prevent blisters and allow your toes to spread out for balance. Also, depending on the activity, their “sport socks” collection utilizes a range of weights, from ultra light to a heavier compression sock. So whether you are doing martial arts, cycling, running, stretching or spinning, toesox has a sock for every activity.

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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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Fresh Picks: Cover-Ups You Won't Want to Take Off

They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but when it comes to swimwear cover-ups, we say what’s on the outside is just as important! When you’re on your way to or coming from a blissful day of sunning and poolside lounging, a gorgeous cover-up dress, poncho, tunic or romper is the easiest way to incorporate style to your swim look.

There are tons of lovely cover-up options to choose from; there’s the playful romper with a sporty vibe, there’s the boho-inspired embroidered sheer tunic, or even a full-length maxi dress if you want a little more coverage for seaside dinner dates. To create the most polished swim pairing, make sure your bikini or one-piece suit doesn’t clash with your cover-up. Pick a cover-up in coordinating tones, or if you’re going for a bold print, opt for a subtler solid bathing suit underneath. You can also play around with mixing prints; just make sure they compliment each other rather than competing two bold prints at the same time.

Below are a few of our favorite cover-ups to love this summer!

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1. Eberjey Sandbar Paloma Cover-Up

2. Maaji Wooly Woundwort Cover-Up

3. La Blanca Catalonia Tunic Cover-Up

4. Splendid Sporty Blues Romper Cover-Up

5. Echo Design Ombre Kangaroo Poncho Cover-Up

6. Ella Moss Cabana Tunic Cover-Up

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Menswear Monday: Classic Shirts with a Modern Twist

Let’s start this Menswear Monday off with one of my favorite mottos: “change is good.” Here at Zappos, one of our Core Values is “Embrace and Drive Change;” so why not take this philosophy and make it apply to your wardrobe? Don’t get me wrong, I think basics serve as the foundation to any well-dressed gentleman’s wardrobe. However, why not “flip the script,” so to speak, on some classic fashion staples? Listed below are some examples of how contemporary designs have influenced classic menswear staples.

Fashion is all about experimentation, so do be afraid to incorporate a new color, pattern, or print into your wardrobe. Many of today’s top fashion brands have implemented contemporary twists into their collections through the use of mixed-media fabrications, unique dye processes, and bold prints. A classic polo shirt with a striking dip-dye effect can easily add a contemporary twist to your look without being too bold. If you find yourself a little on the conservative side when it comes to your style, feel free to try out a long sleeve raglan Henley with contrast colored sleeves to add some visual interest to your look.

These contemporary design twists can easily elevate your look from casual to dressy. Pair slim-fitting dark jeans or chinos with a garment-washed denim shirt for a date night look. When happy hour is calling your name, a color-blocked polo paired with flat front shorts and boat shoes is a look that certainly summer ready.

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THE POLO SHIRT

1. French Connection Wembly Dip Dye Polo

2. 7 Diamonds Collider Polo

3. Alternative Apparel Stripe Polo

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THE BUTTON-UP

1. Calvin Klein Jeans Direct Dye Trucker

2. Original Penguin Checkered Chambray Woven Heritage Shirt

3. DKNY Jeans Long Sleeve Jacquard Camo Shirt

THE HENLEY

1. Lucky Brand Stripe Indigo Henley

2. Calvin Klein Jeans Henley Mix Media Garment Dye

3. Alternative Home Run Tee

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The Raglan Tee

1. 7 Diamonds Norva Shirt

2. Alternative 3/4 Raglan Henley

3. Alternative Printed 3/4 Raglan Henley

Remember to have fun when incorporating these twists into your wardrobe! Change is ultimately a process that cannot be rushed. Take it slow, and as you become more comfortable with incorporating these trendy pieces into your closet. You will soon see your style evolve to classic with a contemporary twist!

Happy Shopping!

--Clinton