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Fabulous Fall: 3 Great Looks for the Fierce & Fabulous

Can you believe that it’s nearly fall? High school football has begun, and in a few short weeks we will be enjoying games while bundled up against the chill, cocoa in one hand and our cell phones in the other. The season of harvest festivals, apple picking, and yes, pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING is soon upon us. As I look out the windows here at work and see the shades of browns and greens beginning to change, I’m excited for cooler temperatures that open up the days to so many more possibilities.  

As leaves change colors and scatter to the ground, we’re given the chance to begin anew new. We don’t have to wait for the start of a new year to tackle that one adjustment we keep talking about. We can just simply take the first step and make it happen, from new jobs to new relationships and everything in between.

We can even take this new season to help us out of a personal rut, whether it be taking the same road every day to work or wearing dark, boring clothing every day. I admit that I have fallen into the trap of wearing dark colors because it is “slimming.” However, I’ve been making an effort to actually include color in my wardrobe. Thankfully there are some amazing pieces in this year’s fall collections! 

 

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One of my favorite trends this fall is a nod to the pumpkin-flavored-everything trend: gorgeous shades of oranges, warm browns reminiscent of cinnamon and nutmeg, and cool creams, all reminding us of the bounty of fall. Earthy tones, like this wonderful top by Vince Camuto, gently brings us down from the bright and poppy colors of summer.

 

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For those of us not quite ready to give in to the season of change, softer, muted tones of summer is reflected in these pieces by Rachel Pally and Steve Madden. Add in great accessories by Kendra Scott, unstructured bags of soft, supple leathers, and polished booties to add strut to your stride, and you’re ready for a fabulous fall.

 

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If you’re rocking any of the looks you’ve seen here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style! 

Your Favorites Are Back!

Joe’s Jeans are bringing back some of their most popular styles! It’s like when you can’t find anything new that fits, and you look longingly at that pair of jeans you wore until they were dead, just wishing your fave fit would come back (or lamenting that it ever went away). A great pair of jeans is so important.

Although Joe’s Jeans strives to be innovative, they are staying true to their original concept that all women have different body shapes and have signature looks when it comes to their beloved denim. Whether it’s ankle, bootcut, or ripped skinny jeans, these styles are available again!

OK, but what about your favorite color? Are you a dark, medium wash with bright hues or a rich, soft blue jean with wiskers and sandblast highlights? Tonal topstitch? Matte hardware? They got it.

Fit through the hip. Go get it girl! 

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1. Joes's Jeans The Icon Skinny Jean in Seneka

2. Joe's Jeans Japanese Denim The Provocateur Boot in Aimi

3. Joe's Jeans Japanese Denim The Honey Bootcut in Kai

4. Joe's Jeans The Vixen Ankle in Regan

5. Joe's Jeans Japanese Denim The Icon Ankle in Aimi 

What Will You #AskKristin?

Beyond her skyrocketing fame as an acclaimed television personality and actress, Kristin Cavallari is also a rising star within the fashion industry. Honing in on her talents, Kristin has teamed up with Chinese Laundry to create a line of sumptuous and sleek heels, boots, sandals and flats for fashion-conscious women everywhere.

On September 2 at 10 a.m. PST, Zappos.com invites you to join a LIVE conversation with the ever-glamorous Kristin as she broadcasts from Zappos’ Las Vegas headquarters.

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Throughout this very special event, YOU can chime in to ask her your fashion-related questions, everything from where she finds her design inspiration to what hot new trend to follow this fall, and more! Beginning now and leading up to the broadcast, all you have to do is use #AskKristin on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platform.

What launched in 1981, Chinese Laundry continues to feature trendy designs as well as refined classics that transition from work to a night out in top style. Today, the brand is known the world over for its outstanding quality and value by incorporating unique and inspired points of view, thanks to forward-thinking designers like Kristin.

“The one thing that’s changed about my style since becoming a mom is that I wear more flats,” says Kristin, referencing the Chandy (pictured). “This flat is so chic and versatile, making it a must have.”Chinese Laundry, fall boots, kristin cavallari, style questions, women's flats

Kristen’s other collection favorites include the Charm, Candyce and Calissa, however, this year’s fall favorite, she says, is the Liam. “A new take on a best seller, the leather is perfect for fall. This is my favorite bootie that I own (not just from my line!). I wear it with everything from dresses and skirts to jeans and leather pants. A staple that will be with you forever.” Chinese Laundry, fall boots, kristin cavallari, style questions, women's flats

Explore more KristIn Cavallari products here and styles below. And don’t forget to submit your #AskKristin questions now as well as tune in on September 2 at 10 a.m. PST. 

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Safety Shoes You Need To Own

How many days has it been since your workplace’s last incident? Whatever the number, don’t leave it to chance by wearing ill-protected footwear. Depending on your occupation, you must adapt your footwear appropriately. For example, a career in manufacturing or machinery will require drastically different shoes than, say, a server or a warehouse supervisor. So before you read any further, ask yourself — are your feet properly outfitted? 

If you said no, first things first, and let’s talk about the risks of improper footwear. Typically speaking, there are two major categories of work-related foot damage. The first includes injuries from punctures, lacerations and crushing of the forefoot, again mainly happening in industrial careers. The second group includes slips, trips and falls due to a lack of tread. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, half of all workplace injuries are caused by floor contaminants. The second leading cause, responsible for 24% of injuries, is improper footwear. As a result, personal claim damages in 2006 exceeded a whopping $11 billion!

With those statistics in mind, Skechers Work brings you its line of ultra tough, durable shoes and boots. Designed in Skechers’s popular looks, the Skechers Work safety toe collection offers the latest in style, quality and comfort, and are tested to meet or exceed ASTM F2413-2011, I/75 C/75 standards for impact and compression safety.

Available in boots, sneakers, casuals and slip-ons for men and women, most safety toe styles are enhanced with Relaxed Fit® construction (a Skechers memory foam insole) and a roomier toe for instant, all-day comfort. Steel toe and lightweight options, such as alloy safety toe and non-metallic composite toe, are also available, as well as select styles offering electrical hazard and waterproof protection. 

Furthermore, in an effort to reduce on-the-job injuries everywhere, Skechers Work’s rubberized, slip-resistant outsole provides excellent traction and is OSHA compliant. In fact, many of its stylishly designed products have been sole tested with ASTM F1677-96 Mark II standards to meet or exceed a .45 coefficient, even on wet and oily surfaces.

So by the time your next shift begins, have piece of mind knowing your feet and body are protected with the Skechers Work collection. Check below for some of the latest and greatest styles available on Zappos.com.

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  1. Kenner
  2. Soft Stride Canopy
  3. Foreman Arvin
  4. Workshire Corpus
  5. Cottonwood - Cropper
  6. Cottonwood
  7. Flattery Transpire
  8. Mina
  9. Relaxed Fit - Career - 9 to 5
  10. Blais - Athol
  11. Gibson - Alias
  12. Softie

Get Back to Class!

There is nothing like a brand-new pair of shoes to put a little pep in your step on the way back to school, so I did some investigative work just for you! It’s just about time to introduce transitional fall colors also, so I chose a neutral palette but some saturated hues with warm tones too. 

Fringe seems to be everywhere right now, so whether it’s a high, wrapped heel or low, stacked block heel, having something in fringe is a must. If that’s not your thing, there’s always the stone and stud details or interesting zipper-trim detail. If you’re a knee-high boots type person, choose from quilted faux leather or a sexy cage-design, open-toe boot.

A few of these have the (in my book) almighty back zipper closure. I love this feature, especially on a lace-up shoe because this makes the vamp basically adjustable depending on how full your foot is.

Walk in like a boss.

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  1. Dirty Laundry Twist And Shout
  2. Michael Antonio Jasslyn
  3. Chinese Laundry Santa Fe Fringe Sandal
  4. Seychelles Alibi
  5. G by GUESS Issax
  6. Sbicca Verse
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Cool & Comfy: 12 Looks to Keep You Feelin' Both

It is hot

As we head into late summer in Las Vegas, we are seeing daily highs in the 108°F range. Now, I know most of you are going to say, “But Franki! It’s a DRY heat!” To this I reply that so is your oven, but you don’t want to hang out in it, now do you?

As a fluffy girl, I have always posited that I would rather deal with the cold than with the heat because nature, in her infinite wisdom, provided me with an insulating layer. As confident as I am with my own skin, there is another reason. Adding layers of clothing is, in its own way, a type of armor that helps cover and conceal body issues. Using patterns and layers to disguise those areas I’m not so happy with is ingenious. However, when it’s hot, you take clothing off, or wear things that are cut to expose skin and keep you cool, thus removing the camouflage that fashion provides.

We recently had a company event at a waterpark, and I think one of the most difficult things I’ve done in recent months was taking off my adorable capris and funky shirt to walk around in my bathing suit.

This is even odder considering that at Zappos, we truly are a loud, boisterous, loving and crazy family, constantly praising and pushing each other to achieve and be the best version of ourselves. However, I’m human, and though I am proud of my curves, of the body I work on in the gym and on runs every day, I was scared being compared to everyone else.

Truthfully, I work with some of the most beautiful people you’ll ever meet (both inside and outside), and deep inside every confident, curvy woman lurks that shy, chubby kid who always wore T-shirts in the pool in the hope of no one making fun of her.  

Do you want to know what happened when I finally decided it was going to be much cooler in the water than walking around fully dressed in 110°F heat, and got into my awesome swimsuit and sheer Steve Madden topper? Nothing. No one screamed or ran away in fear. No one tried to harpoon the white whale (sunscreen is an Irish girl’s best friend, seriously!).

In fact, I heard two things from some friends who were too nervous to swim. They were, “You look so comfortable and cool, I wish I’d brought my suit, but I didn’t want to scare people, ” and “Wow! You look awesome, let’s go ride a waterslide!” It was a great reminder that in the end, I’m still going to be my greatest critic, and I should not be so focused on what I think other people are going to think. What matters most is how I feel, and I feel a lot better when I’m not sweltering to death in layers to cover myself up.

So, in celebration of that, this week I’m bringing you beautiful, soft, comfortable and light pieces designed to help you stay cool through the dog days of summer. And as a reminder, the only opinion that matters about how you look is yours. In fact, how would you react if someone talked to your best friend the way you talk to yourself inside your head? If the answer is you’d kick their butt, perhaps it’s time to kick your own and take the self-negativity down a notch. Be you, be comfortable, be happy and celebrate the amazing person you are, even if you feel like the outside parts are still works in progress.

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  1. Culture Phit Plus Size Ayden Dress
  2. Mynt 1792 Plus Size Sheer Bodice Jumpsuit
  3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Rain Print Maxi Tank Dress
  4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Solid Matte Jersey Logo Maxi
  5. Rachel Pally Plus Plus Size Kathy Dress White Label
  6. Karen Kane Plus Plus Size Contrast Maxi Tank Dress
  7. Calvin Klein Plus Plus Size Sleeveless Print Top w/ Chain
  8. Karen Kane Plus Plus Size Midnight Iris Double Layer Top
  9. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Embroidery Tassel Top
  10. Kiyonna Bohemian Crochet Bellini
  11. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Tie-Dye Wide Leg Pants
  12. Rachel Pally Plus Plus Size Wide Leg Trousers

If you’re staying cool and rocking any of the looks you’ve seen here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style! 

TOMS: One for One®

In 2006, while traveling to some of the most beautiful regions of Argentina, Blake Mycoskie saw more despair than he ever cared to see … children everywhere were growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he founded TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. The company and its motto, One for One®, would soon gain notoriety for its support to communities worldwide in need.

What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful philanthropic business model. Realizing that One for One® could serve other basic needs, TOMS launched other products, including; TOMS Eyewear in 2011, helping individuals restore eyesight with prescription lenses or medical treatment; TOMS Roasting Co. in 2014, purchasing and supporting clean water systems in deprived countries; TOMS Bags, providing birth kits to reduce the risk of infections for mothers and newborns; and TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection in 2015, assisting crisis counselor training to prevent school bullying. With the support of TOMS and its giving partners, these initiatives have helped reach more than 35 million people across 70+ countries.

Now, it’s your turn to help someone in need. Today, Zappos is proud to announce its launch of TOMS products, carrying a full line of footwear, eyewear and handbags! From signature classic loafers to athletic shoes, booties and beyond, as well as its tasteful collection of backpacks and sunglasses, you’ll surely fall in love with its array of fashion-forward styles, patterns and colors.

Join the cause for One for One® and help a person, community and world in need.

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Fall Guide: Rocket Dog Footwear

Starting a new school year can be hard, especially for teens moving on to new schools and parting ways with old friends. However, change can do a person good — especially in the name of fashion. With new trends bubbling to the surface every season, it can be refreshing to switch up your style yet simultaneously disorienting all in the same breath. That’s where Rocket Dog steps in.

A leader in young ladies’ and women’s footwear, Rocket Dog is a tried and true fashion-conscious brand. With company roots based in California, Rocket Dog keeps a pulse on the industry’s latest styles, ensuring you stay on trend across seasons and fads. From casual and sporty to dressy and beyond, Rocket Dog keeps your feet modishly covered from roll call to study hall and beyond.

The Rocket Dog girl is independent, young minded, confident and edgy, incorporating her personal style into everything she does. Rather than being defined by fashion, a true Rocket Dog girl creates her own. 

With the fall semester around the corner, Rocket Dog is your premier choice for classic and refined boots, elegantly designed slip-ons and inventive sneakers with a stylish twist. Stay confident and cool on all fronts with long lasting, all-day comfortable styles from Rocket Dog!

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  1. Temecula 
  2. Sayla 
  3. Huxley 
  4. Skive 
  5. Richelle 
  6. Jazzin