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Pajamas are Better in the Daytime

My sons created a great new family activity this year — pajama day. Once a month they ask me if we can have be a PJ’s day where we spend the day lounging, snuggling and reading, and we don’t do anything that involves getting dressed and leaving the house. There are no Cub Scouts, PTA or practice. We just focus on being with each other and enjoying one another’s company.

In the morning I make pancakes or a berries ‘n’ cream French toast casserole, and for dinner I throw something in the Crock-Pot. Some days we play video games, others we build amazing Lego creations or binge watch Minecraft videos cuddled up on the couch. Sometimes we just flop all over my bed with books. 

 

 

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While we make time to snuggle every day (I’m getting it in while they’re young, and every day they inch closer to that age when they’ll be too big to snuggle!), pajama day has become a precious thing to me, where no one else is invited to come over. 

Pajama day has reinforced me to be present in the present. Being willing to get on the floor and play and build opens up some amazing conversations between my sons and me. I love watching how my little guys’ mind works, and the stories and adventures they form around their “creations” give me such insight into his world. Example given, Darth Vader makes Minions pancakes and they all fight zombies together with banana boomerangs that Batman specially made for them. How cool of a place could that be to live? I mean, without the zombies.

We’re coming up on the holidays, and loungewear is huge for families all over. Our Elf on the Shelf, Tristan, has been leaving new pajamas for my sons the past few years. They love getting a gift before Santa comes, and I love that they have good looking jammies for Christmas morning pictures. This year I am treating myself to some new ones as well, since I’m unable to avoid having my picture taken on Christmas morning. (Thanks a lot, Mr. I’m the Favorite Uncle, for giving my oldest son a camera.) Regardless, I’ve found some amazing options for new sleepwear that will look and feel great whether you’re hibernating or enjoying your own pajama day with your favorite little people. 

 

 

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FEMININE CLASSICS There is something about the classics, and these menswear-inspired pajamas are definitely that. Updated in feminine fabrics and prints, these are great for lounging, and even better if the family paparazzi catches you unaware. 

 

 

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NIGHTS IN SATIN Satin pajamas not only help you sleep better (the satin slides across your sheets so you don’t get tangled up in them when you turn over), but they also just feel amazing against your skin. Implement beautiful patterns and you definitely can’t go wrong. 

 

 

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NIGHTGOWNS
Soft nightgowns are a great, feminine bit of sleepwear and are always my go-to when I’m feeling especially girlie. Warm flannel or soft-as-a-baby cotton, you’ll wish every day was pajama day with how amazing these feel. 

 

 

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ROBES When you need just a little bit of layer for warmth or a little more coverage, toss on a fabulous robe. These two are both super soft and, as an added bonus, will look fabulous in your Christmas morning pictures! 

 

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Santa, Baby. Put a Present Under the Tree...

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It’s that time of year again where we’re running here and there and everywhere, making magical memories for everyone around us, without a thought to our own. With the calendar about to turn, we long to hold onto fleeting moments spent with close friends and family.

Well, I’d like to take a moment to remind you that you’ve been a very good this year, so don’t forget to ask Santa for something extra special! If you’ve forgotten his address, maybe sharing your list with your partner will amount to something under the tree for the phenomenal, amazing, curvaceous and vivacious woman that you are. 

This week, I’ve brought a few looks together to celebrate those curves and to help you create a holiday shopping list with ease. 

 

 

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WRAPPED IN LUXURY Cashmere screams elegance. This elegant twist on the classic cardigan gives a soft and cozy way to wrap up all season long. Versatility and creativity come together in these timeless pieces.

 

 

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DESIGNER DREAMS A fabulous cape or an elegant take on moto-chic, either way you’re looking fabulous in one of the hottest trends of the season.

 

 

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LUXE DELUXE Nothing makes a woman say WOW like an amazing dress that hugs her curves and makes her feel like a goddess. Jewel tones hint at more romance to come and remind her that she is the brightest gem in your life.

 

 

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SIMPLY PERFECT SPLURGES When in doubt, a beautiful bag or classic shoe that will stand the test of time are always amazing gifts to give or receive. Some people say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I have yet to find one that holds all the stuff I need through the day or doesn’t make my feet hurt.

 

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Dressed to Thrill

While I am not the girliest of girls, I do appreciate a night of dressing up and seeing my friends and coworkers in something other than the jeans and sweaters that I see them in every day. Our Customer Loyalty team recently had a good old-fashioned formal evening here in Las Vegas, and it was amazing to see how our guys looked in suits, and how our gals looked in evening gowns and updos instead of ponytails and yoga pants. 

I guess that is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, going to holiday parties and celebrating the year we’ve had together, and looking forward to the next. The sparkle and shine, the laughter and, of course, the dancing all make the season that much brighter as we celebrate the hard work we’ve put in with friends, family and coworkers.

This week, I’m happy to bring you a selection of great pieces for when you’re dressed to thrill. Enjoy your holiday season, and may your nights be merry and bright!

 

 

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SHORT & SASSY Beaded or not, show a little leg and a lot of attitude while you dance the night away with your friends; add a simple black clutch and great heels, and you’ve got a look that works for holiday parties and ringing in the New Year.

 

 

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NOT-SO-BASIC BLACK Some people say black is boring- not when you remix the classic LBD.  As always, accessorize to bring the level up or down, and you can get the most mileage out of an old standard.

 

 

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BLACK TIE PREFERRED Feeling fancy? Add a little bling and a lot of class in these great looks that work for a serious black tie affair; keep the accessories simple and let your smile be the brightest jewel of the evening.

 

 

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT Sometimes, it is just too cold for a skirt- or skirts just really aren’t your thing.  Let your personality shine through even when you have to dress up, or sparkle and shine like the lights of the season in a bold metallic.

 

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Brrring on the Storm: Looks to Keep You Warm

When asked what my favorite part of living in Las Vegas is, my most common response remains “you don’t shovel sunshine.” Growing up in the Midwest I had my fair share of snow, rain and ice — as well as slipping on it and falling on my butt. As I’ve grown older, I love the concept of what snow means: time by the fire, curling up with a cup of hot cocoa, a good book and my cat, or time having snowball fights with my kids. 

 

 

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The reality of snow, however, is shoveling, delayed school buses, ice, horribly long commutes (made worse by the people who act like, beyond snowflakes, the sky is falling) and freezing off various body parts. Thank goodness for amazing coats that make the whole thing a lot easier to deal with. Warm jackets and vests that keep us looking great, and that still allow us to put our arms down, are a blessing. 

I know that my friends in the Midwest like to tell me I’m a wimp when I pull out a winter coat at 60°F, but I like to remind them that a month ago it was still 100°F, and my blood hasn’t thickened up yet after the 120°F days of summer.

No matter where you are, or what the temperatures you might find yourself in, I hope you enjoy some of the great choices for winter wear I’ve got for you this week. Don’t forget to check out our amazing winter hats, ear warmers and scarves to complete your look!

 

 

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Outdoor

I LOVE the Bugaboo — with three jackets in one that will get you from the coldest days of winter through the wettest days of spring, you can’t go wrong. If you’d rather just stay in bed, this down jacket is the closest you can get to your soft down comforter. 

 

 

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Vest

In places like the Southwest and the Gulf States where the temperature doesn’t drop as significantly, it’s always good to have something to keep your core warm while out and about.  Gorgeous colors with lightweight yet warm vests are the best way to go.  

 

 

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Dress

When it’s cold out but you still need to head to the office polished and professional, this is the route to go. A little bit of funk with faux fur or a classic trench creates a timeless yet classy wintry look.

 

 

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Little Bit Different

If your style is unique, and so is the weather, you’ve got great options to express yourself without having to do it through chattering teeth. Capes are in, as well as the moto chic look; it’s your chance to look cool while staying warm. 

 

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Wanderlust: Packable Plus

I love to travel. And while I don’t do it nearly enough, I love to be prepared when the opportunity arises. The holidays are coming, and it’s that time of year where we find ourselves hopping planes, trains or into the car so we can spend time with people who matter to us most. In a world of baggage fees, how’s a girl supposed to look great without packing a million bits and pieces? 

The solution to being both fashionable and practical is simple: pack pieces that fold well and mix beautifully so you can maximize your number of outfits with minimal luggage. Leggings, jeans, lightweight shirts and colorful cardigans will change up your look nicely, and allow you packable space for a pair of boots. Headed to a cold weather state? Don’t leave your insulated coat behind. Instead of adding it to your suitcase, save space by using it as a lap blanket or pillow.

Now you’re ready to hit the road and satisfy some of that wanderlust while looking fabulous!

 

 

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Great leggings or skinny jeans tucked into your boots call out great curves on athletic legs, and can be dressed up or down depending on what goes with them.

 

 

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Stripes and studs, each calls out a great fall trend. The colors are reminiscent of homemade cranberry sauce and the gold hues of a beautiful turkey fresh from the oven. As a bonus, the loose fit helps hide that tummy if you have just a little too much at your holiday meals! 

 

 

 

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Like ogres, women have layers and so should your outfits! Not only does a great cardigan change your look, it helps you stay warm when you’re dashing around on errands but not enough for a full-on jacket. 

 

 

 

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A great coat tops off any look and keeps you warm at the tree lot, at an outdoor football game, or while enjoying the sights at a light display. Don’t forget a great hat or scarf to finish off your look! 

 

 

 

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I am in LOVE with comfortable boots, and Aerosole has added extra zippers to help accommodate thicker calves, or just your jeans when you want something a little heavier than a legging. Comfort and style?  What more can a girl ask for! 

 

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Get Moving with Active Clothing!

I had once believed that to be a runner you had to start with a perfect size 5 body and ripped muscles. Then, I met some of the amazing women of Zappos5Kers and began my own journey as a runner with their help and inspiration. 

Laura, Macy, Precious, Cody, Geenah: each one has been inspirational to me, proving that the biggest thing you need to be a runner is the desire to get off of the couch. They also gave me the foresight to recognize that my 14-minute mile was the same distance as someone else’s 5-minute mile.

Laura has gotten me through many races with encouragement and coaching, and her agreement that running oftentimes sucks, but nothing beats the feeling of crossing that finish line. 

Macy has shown me that determination, making a plan, and sticking to it pays off. She’s the “Beast Beginner” featured on our Zappos Running page, and she just ran yet another half marathon. 

Precious and Cody remind me of the reason I run, because they run for the same reason — to set a good example, and to make sure they’ll be around for their kids.  

Geenah has shown me to find joy in completion, rather than competing with anyone other than myself.

All of them are some of the most beautiful women you’ll ever meet. While I don’t think any of them are a size 2, they have all shown me that you can choose a goal and meet it, whether it is to finish, to be healthier or to be stronger, no matter what your numerical relationship with gravity or the number on your clothing tag. 

Running as a curvy girl has one challenge beyond getting up and taking that first step out the door: finding the right gear. I hope that someday companies will realize that those of us with the greatest need for technical workout gear are not a size XS. Until that time, I have some suggestions for gear that will go the distance with you as you get up, get out and chase that goal. 

 

 

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Cool weather is great for running — you don’t quite so much feel like melting. However, you’ll want some great pieces that wick away sweat to keep you warm and dry. 

 

 

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Even when its cold, I’ve always preferred a crop to longer running pants, simply because they always seem like they ride up less and cause the dreaded chafe. And a fun pattern makes it easier to be seen if you’re running in those dusk or early morning hours before or after work. 

 

 

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Do not run without a great bra — you’ll save yourself pain and breast damage. I also highly recommend a good compression sock when you’re just starting; it makes recovery a lot faster, and reduces pain. 

 

 

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Momma always said, “Safety first!” This time of year, when the sun goes down early and comes up later, make sure you’re being seen with reflection gear. Oh, and just because it’s cooler out doesn’t negate you staying hydrated. 

 

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Fringe Benefits

When I was 10 years old my very fashionable older sister bought herself a pair of black suede knee-high boots with a beautiful row of fringe down the back with her first paycheck. The fringe swayed with every step, accentuating the power and strength in her footsteps. I remember thinking that no one had a cooler or more fashionable sister than me.

A few months later she bought herself a gorgeous matching jacket of the softest same material. One day we were crammed into the tiny back seat of our parents’ Chevy hatchback while we looked for the perfect winter formal dress for her. I wasn’t feeling good because the heater was broken, but she had let me lean on her (which was a rare treat), and the feel and smell of that jacket has stayed with me to this day.

Fringe is one of those amazing things that softens our edges and can make a serious piece a little more playful. It first entered our fashion consciousness when Europeans met Native Americans, who used fringe to diffuse sound and add a little visual interest to their garments.

Flash forward to the 1920s and you can’t think of the era without imagining a flapper in a fringed dress doing the Charleston. From Elvis to Hell’s Angels, fringe has played a vital role in the way we’ve dress for decades.

Personally, I love the way that fringe camouflages some of the troubled areas for a curvy girl, creating a veil or a draw-away effect. I also love how a great fringed boot or shoe flares with each stomp, reminding us of the power in the span of our hips, the stride of our steps, and the curl of our lips — all of which are, of course, fringe benefits. 

 

 

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Fringe on Top

Masculine details are balanced out with deep, rich colors and a truly feminine feel, putting these shirts at the top of the class for me. 

 

 

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Top It Off

Fringed details can be either light and breezy or more solid to keep you warm. Just remember to balance these off with a sleek base layer and great pants or skirts.

 

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Stomp

Some days just a little fringe is all you need to feel influential and to remind yourself of the power in your step. 

 

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Round It Out

Oftentimes it’s easier to experiment with your accessories. Feel the power of fringe in this Mighty Purse (it will charge your phone for you all day!), or go a little subtler in this great choker.

 

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

 

 

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These Boots Were Made for Walkin'

Once upon a time, in the magical land of the Buckeyes, there lived a girl with a love of fashion Buckeye football. She loved the myriad of styles that she saw every day walking around campus at THE Ohio State University, especially the trend of soft, fluffy cable-knit sweaters topping off leggings tucked into tall leather riding boots.  But alas! This young girl had spent her youth riding horses, learning sword-craft, and playing volleyball while helping family and neighbors with any and all chores they needed, all of which left her with what some companies refer to as an “athletic calf”.  While the land of the Buckeyes, held a vast array of boots designed for those with petite, delicate calves, for those with a calf larger than the standard size of 14” to 14 and ¾“, there were few choices; thus, she set forth on a quest and lo! She discovered Zappos.com!    

In all seriousness, there is nothing more frustrating than the quest for THE perfect boot, as tall boots have become a seasonal classic for fall and winter, with looks ranging from fierce, thigh-high leather stilettos, to gorgeous, flat, engineer styles.  The search can be further complicated when you have an “athletic” calf, or thick, strong legs that have taken you all over the world and shouldered your burdens- but aren’t quite petite.  I fell in love with Zappos long before I worked here, simply because I could sort by my size and calf measurement while questing for the perfect boot, which kept me from falsely finding the perfect thing, just to learn that it wasn’t made or available in my size. 

So, this week, in celebration of the quest I’ve been helping many women complete, I bring you a selection of some of the amazing boots we carry, in a variety of calf-widths; I hope these help you bring together that perfect fall look.

Wide Calf:  A wide-calf boot is a boot that measures 15 inches up to 17 ¾ inches.  To find your measurement, measure at the widest point of your calf with your foot on a chair. These great boots by Hush Puppies prove that stylish can also be functional, as they’re waterproof, while these UGG Australia boots are beyond comfortable.

 

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Extra-Wide Calf: Calf sizes ranging from 17 inches to 19 inches. There is nothing better than a great boot with an elastic gore to hug your legs and give you a little bit of cheat when your legs change a little bit in thickness through the month; dressed up or casual, these boots will last season after season.

 

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Super Wide Calf: With calf sizes ranging from 19 inches up to 20 ¾ inches, and the foot available up to a double wide width, you can look stylish and amazing no matter what.

 

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