In the effort to conjure up an eternal summer, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pieces in the season’s most beloved blue hues. Done in richer, more saturated tones (like cobalt and indigo), this cool shade perfectly transitions right into fall!
Zappos Blogs: blue
Should you walk down the aisle without something blue? The tradition dates back to the Victorian England, but blue has been a symbol of faithfulness, purity, and loyalty since the days of ancient Rome. Sapphire earrings or a baby blue garter are a sweet and simple way to honor tradition, but bright cobalt nail polish isn’t as rebellious as your Great Aunt Muriel thinks! Before the nineteenth century, blue wedding dresses were far more common than white gowns. Today, a soft blue dress makes a great "cut the cake" dress option!
Some brides choose to add a blue ribbon to their bouquets or add a blue monogram to their gowns. Unlike some bridal traditions, this is one custom that encourages creativity. Do you prefer teal to indigo? Adore azure, but can’t abide royal blue? Choose navy blue peep-toes or cobalt pumps to complement a more traditional gown.
Check out some of our blue bridal picks below from the Zappos Wedding Shop!
1. Nina Lyra clutch in French Blue, 2. Caparros Fairfax in Powder Satin, 3. Dogeared Jewels "Something Blue" Necklace, 4. Essie "Borrowed & Blue" Nail Polish, 5. Jane Tran Fancy Satin Headband in Royal Blue, 6. Badgley Mischka Goodie in Navy Satin, 7. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Lace Retro Thong, 8. Hanky Pany Blue Ribbon Lace Garter, 9. Kendra Scott Victoria Earrings in Cobalt, 10. Donna Morgan Kaylin Dress in Blue Dusk
Selecting your "something blue" can be a fun express yourself on your big day—not to mention another perfect excuse to get a new pair of shoes and new accessories!
Spirit Week has been a highly anticipated, widely celebrated, and often promulgated tradition at Zappos. This year, the Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. not only showed its love for both the Zappos and Amazon families during the ever-popular Bald & Blue/Yell for Yellow day, it participated in the face-painting, head-shaving, temporary-tattooing, and hoop-hollering good time for a great cause!
In a show of community involvement and support, Zappos donated on behalf of each participant (up to $5,000) who took to the spray-can, the razor, nail polish bottles, and more. In addition, the three warehouses in Shepherdsville, KY pursued a side bet: collect the highest total of personal donations in a single warehouse, and see a “celebrity volunteer” get buzz cut. Raise $1,500 of personal donations from members of the Fulfillment Center as a whole, and see the new General Manager Al O. get his inaugural head shaving.
The team members banded together and accomplished both feats. More than 1,000 team members participated in the various displays of Zappos spirit and went home covered in yellow and blue. With the maximum Zappos donation; in addition, team members contributed their own funds in droves, raising well over the $1,500 minimum and cheering as both Hector E., Process Manager in W2.5, and Al O., GM, went under the razor.
The 2012 Spirit Week was a great success, and the Zappos Kentucky Family enjoyed fun, friends, and family festivities. Over $6,500 was donated to The American Cancer Society.
So, how did KY Team Members earn these Zappos donations?
- Spray Your Hair Blue and Yellow: $1
- Get Tattooed: $1
- Polish Your Nails Blue and/or Yellow: $1
- Wear a Blue and/or Yellow Hair Ribbon: $1
- Wear a Blue and/or Yellow Shirt: $1
- Shave Your Head
- over 12 inches: $100 (Males)/$150 (Females)
- 6 inches - 12 inches: $50 (Males)/$100 (Females)
- under 6 inches: $25 (Males)/$75 (Females)