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Buyer Picks: Dagne's Holiday Getaway Must Haves

One of the best things about this time of year is the opportunity to escape the holiday frenzy and go on a much-needed getaway—even if it’s just a quick weekend road trip. We asked Contemporary buyer Dagne to share some of her favorites and essentials for holiday travel. Read below to see her picks:

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1. Joie "Mariner" Pant

2. Trina Turk "Audra" Dress

3. Joie "Tambrel" Sweater

4. Autumn Cashmere Skull Fingerless Gloves

5. Sam Edelman "Petty" Boots

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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 Zappos.com!

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Fresh Picks: Flat Sandals

Have you ever wondered if the road less traveled would get more foot traffic if cute shoes were more comfortable? Thank goodness for one of spring and summer’s must-have shoe trends—the wear-everywhere flat sandal!

These lovely yet practical sandals allow us to give our sky-high heels and platforms a break every now and again. Going to a musical festival? Want to stroll the boardwalk to catch the sunset? Just slip your feet into one of these chic little numbers and show off that new spring pedicure while you’re at it!

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1. Isola "Adelina", 2. French Connection "Vicky", 3. DV by Dolce Vita "Archer", 4. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren "Albany", 5. Sam Edelman "Gideon", 6. Rebecca Minkoff "Bettina", 7. Joie "Nice", 8. Sam Edelman Gigi, 9. Matisse "All About"

For even more spring sandal options, check out our Sandal Shop where we carry tons of different styles for every occasion!

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Trends: The Solid Maxi Skirt

Having a wardrobe that goes the distance doesn’t necessarily call for a closet full of clothes. What it does call for are versatile key items that can be mixed and matched with a wide variety of pieces. This week’s trend spotlight is on the ever-versatile solid maxi skirt, like the featured XCVI La Mode Skirt. This summer must-have is not only stylish, it’s so comfy, you’ll practically want to live in it all summer long!

Here are four fresh ways to wear this must-have summer staple, hand-picked by our fabulous Visual Merchandising team:

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Free People Neon Lights Jersey Crop Top

ALDO Hollidge hobo bag – SKU 7793267 back in stock soon

GUESS Natural Selection White Stone Necklace 

Chan Luu Silver Nugget 5 Wrap Bracelet 

Fossil Panama straw hat

 

 

 

 

 

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Lucky Brand Palomino Splatter Denim Shirt 

Obey Torn Bandeau 

Frye Laurel Ring sandal 

Big Buddha Paradise tote bag 

Lucky Brand Naples Turquoise Tassle Necklace

Chan Luu Mixed Wrap Bracelet 

Jessica Simpson Multi-colored Fedora



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Joie Adelie Top 

BC Footwear Conch 

Fossil Blue Bayou Adjustable Feather Bracelet 

Fossil Blue Bayou Feather Necklace- SKU 7797818 back in stock soon

 

 

 

 

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Joie O’Dell Top 

Jessica Simpson Danson sandal 

Lucky Brand Lazy Daze Macrame Tote 

Nocona Turquoise Stone Cross belt 

Lucky Brand Capri Caseline Pearl Strand Necklace

 

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3 Noteworthy Summer Details

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You’ve heard the saying “it’s all in the details”, well, this certainly holds true when it comes to fashion. Here we shine the spotlight on three of the most noteworthy details for spring and summer clothing.

Tie dye

This beloved throwback to the ‘60s is still going strong in today’s fashion. Seen in everything from maxi dresses to accessories, tie dye, when done in moderation, is a breezy and laid-back trend. 

Joie Duncan Tank Top

C&C California Sunburst Tie Dye Tunic Tank

Joie Emilia Tie Dye Maxi Dress

Embroidery

Embroidery detail has such a bohemian-inspired feel, which is why it’s such a great choice for updating a summer wardrobe. Whether done on a lightweight peasant blouse or a cotton summer dress, embroidery really livens up your look.

JWLA Butterfly Kisser Dress

Joie Delano B Top

Lucky Brand Carmen Pullover

Tribal Print

There are tons of different tribal prints out there; from ikat print to African, to Southwestern, the possibilities are endless. Keep the rest of your ensemble fairly simple when wearing a busy print to balance things out.

Scotch & Soda The Timeless Shirt Dress-Ikat

BB Dakota Laine Dress

Joie Burke Dress

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Tips For The Trendy Traveler

Traveling can be great for the mind. Learning about new cultures, visiting historic monuments and dining at local restaurants can be a reinvigorating experience. Perhaps you made a New Year’s resolution to spend more time travelling. Our style experts have put together a hot guide to staying fashionable and comfortable while jet-setting across the world. 

Airplanes are hardly ever comfortable but a few easy style choices can make you feel first class. 7 For All Mankind presents the sexy Skinny in rich gummy velvet. The lightweight super stretch velvet pant flaunts a classic low rise and fitted skinny leg that falls just below the ankle for a sleek fit. A light camisole such as the Cosabella Smooth Camisole offers a smooth, seamless silhouette and a draping Splendid Very Light Jersey Drape Cardigan will keep you comfy through each connecting flight. Add a pair of the ultra lightweight Corso Como Festive ballet flats for barefoot-feeling bliss. Pack all your goods in a super colorful LeSportsac 25” Expandable Upright. Identify your iconic luggage immediately with lovely allover flower design. 

If your sights are set on the shoreline, L*Space is your friend. Bring a little glam poolside in the L*Space Aberdeen Angel Padded Halter and the L*Space Aberdeen Catwalk Hipster. If you want to sit on the ship deck and catch up the latest bestseller, spin a tall tale of fashion and fortune with the Free People Folklore Shift Dress. Pack a hip pair of MICHAEL Michael Kors Lucca M2729S shades in your edgy and chic Big Buddha Bailey shimmering handbag. Ring in the Spring with a dazzling pair of Holiday Garden Flower Earrings from Jessica Simpson

Perhaps you are heading to the lodge this Winter on your getaway. Bundle up in the Marc New York By Andrew Marc Summit Jacket. The quilted construction and a down and feather blend of insulation provide unending warmth and comfort. When it comes to cold weather fashion, it’s all about the accessories. Add a sweet Lucky Brand Rosette Bloom Hat, Jessica Simpson Chiffon Pointelle Muffler and a cozy pair of UGG Fashion Belt Over Cuff Gloves and you’ll be the queen of the lodge. Pack your cold-weather wardrobe in the stylishly hip Heys Britto Collection Butterfly 26” Spinner Luggage Case. The hardsided polycarbonate composite suitcase with an artistic butterfly print is a rolling work of art. 

It’s a great time to head to New York for a Broadway show and sightseeing. If you’re heading downtown, the High Waist Skinny from 7 For All Mankind has a highish mid rise and fitted skinny leg that falls just below the ankle. Pair them with a Joie Reed B L/S V-Neck Top and a BB Dakota Houghton Jacket for a warmly fashionable look. A pair of Black Rooster Trista boots rounds out the look with heightened style. A soft leather casual-chic medium hobo will keep your personal items together while you are scoping out the city. The Kenneth Cole New York No Slouch Medium Hobo holds it all and looks great.

Whether you are planning a quick road trip or hopping on a private jet to the French Riviera, look your best and have fun. For more trends, visit our Trends page. Happy travels.

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Putting Together an Outfit from the Bottom Up: Start with an Ankle Boot

If you’re ready for a night of clubbing, and want to look sexy from your toes to your head, let’s start with an ankle boot. But not just any ankle boot. This boot is the Planet from GUESS, and it has a spike heel, a full side zipper, and a lace-up front for that flawless fit. As if that weren’t enough, Planet also has leather straps and a buckle, to make every fashionista jealous of the woman wearing it.

Don’t even think about leggings with these. No, lovelies, you want black patterned hose – either a tight fishnet (not the Frederick’s of Hollywood style!), or maybe a pretty floral lace. If you can’t find these, then just choose something sheer.

Next, as we move up your legs, add the ideal skirt. To enhance your Planet look, that skirt is the flirty silk satin skirt from kensie. A short skirt, it bounces from a bright fuschia-pink at the hem to black at the dropped waist. It has a side zip closure, and is gathered below the waist so it swings as you walk or dance. It is 100% silk, so try not to spill on it!

Top the skirt with a cute camisole like the Lucas tank from Joie. Made of black silk, this top features a ruffly hemline to swing away from your body, a tie-back to accentuate your waist, and silk-covered buttons at the scoop neck. You can tie the ribbons above the neck or let them swing free. This shirt is a classic, and it looks just as great with your favorite jeans as it does with the skirt. Top it with a cropped black jacket, left open, and carry a beautiful, elegant, sexy clutch, like the Dina from Nina, in fuschia with black lace, and just enough room for your cell phone, keys and of course your lip gloss!

Dolled from head to toe, you’ll be catching every eye in this ensemble. And to think it all started with a boot!