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9 Must-Haves in Spring/Summer Accessories

If variety is the spice of life, then this season’s hot and trending accessories must be equivalent to some cayenne pepper in your lemonade! As we eagerly approach spring and summer, the latest crop of must-have accessories like retro sunglasses, statement jewelry and vibrant scarves, take us out of winter’s chill and into a promise of many warm, sunny days ahead.

It’s amazing what the addition of the right accessories can do for an outfit. Is basic dress feeling a bit ho-hum? Throw on a straw fedora to instantly add a cool vibe! Is your sleek ponytail in need of some extra pop? How about a pair of bright statement earrings to liven up your entire face? Even your swimwear could use some extra sizzle this spring. One of the sexiest accessories we’ve found is the body chain. You can wear it over a top (as shown above), or heat things up at the pool by draping it over your tanned bikini bod. Pure summer perfection!

Check out these and a few more of our most buzzworthy, can’t-live-without accessories trending now!

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1. Chan Luu Brass Beaded Body Chain

2. Vince Camuto Paradise Scarf

3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Solid Straw Pom Cap

4. Echo Design Ombre Poncho Cover Up

5. Echo Design Waterfall Blocks Silk Dress Cover Up

6. Le Specs Wild Child Sunglasses

7. Brixton Leighton Fedora

8. Lacoste White Goa Watch

9. Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Earrings

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10 Plus Size Picks to Chase the Winter Blues Away

This past week, the only word most people can use to describe what’s going on outside is "freezing". That pesky groundhog saw his shadow, so here we are in the last grips of winter -- and old man winter sure wants to remind us he’s still here!

This is the time of year a lot of people get hit by the “winter blues”. This year, instead of letting the weather and the grey days get you down, why not do something to help light up your life?  Volunteer for a worthwhile cause! This time of year, it's hard to find people to walk all those adorable dogs at the local shelter- and you might just meet the new furry love of your life! Try something new with friends, or plan a “Go Away Winter” party, decorate with a tropical theme and sip margaritas and drinks with cute little umbrellas while blasting summer-themed music. You could even take a class or workshop on joy & happiness, or just go see an amazing comic with friends and laugh the night away.

While chasing away the winter blues, why not do it all in some amazing shades of blue that will leave you feeling anything but? Blues in bright, fun hues are headlining a lot of looks this season-- from rich, deep navy to brilliant turquoise. These beautiful pieces in amazing shades of blue- are sure to help you chase those winter blues away!

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1. Mynt 1792 Plus Size Raglan Chiffon Blouse

2. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Denim Jacket

3. Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Long Sleeve Boatneck Dress

5. Karen Kane Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Pick Up Top

6. Calvin Klein Plus Size Zip Front Roll Sleeve Top

7. Calvin Klein Plus Size Print Kimono Top

8. Vince Camuto Plus Brushstrokes V-Neck Shirttail Blouse

9. Jag Jeans Plus Size Eloise Classic Fit Skirt

10. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Soho Skinny Jeans

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Glance Spotlight: Must-Have Dresses

No woman's closet is ever quite complete without the perfect dress for every occasion. Whether it's cocktail dresses for nights out on the town or tailored, classic shift dresses for the office, the right dress adds just the right feminine touch to any occasion. Click below to see a few of our current favorites!

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Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous: 6 Looks from the Zappos Plus Runway

I love my job.

I know that is not something a lot of people say, and I count my blessings each and every time I say that. Here at Zappos, we get to have a lot of amazing experiences, including llamas and mini horses coming to visit, margarita machines in the café, karaoke in the lunchroom, and events where designers and brands come to educate our Customer Loyalty Team about their products.

When you call in and speak to one of the amazing "Agents of WOW" on the phone, you are speaking to someone who not only is friendly and cheerful, but has also had pretty extensive training on common foot issues, troubleshooting for fit, and specifics of certain brands and materials!

In November, our incredible Plus buyer, Anna, and her team put on the very first Zappos Plus Fashion Event here on campus.  Highlights of the day included meeting representatives from BB Dakota, Kiyonna, Rachel Pally, NYDJ, and a new brand joining the Zappos family in the spring, Mynt 1792, as well as a fashion show where we featured many of the amazing plus brands we carry. The runway featured a gorgeous gathering of our employees modeling some of the hottest styles in plus size fashion.

Below are a few of the supermodel styles we worked on the Zappos catwalk. These stylish pieces will have you ready to work it and look fierce well into the new year!

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1. NYDJ Plus Size Metallic Leather Tweed Jacket

2. NYDJ Plus Size “Georgette” Blouse

3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Leather Sleeve Buckle Cardigan

4. Vince Camuto Plus Pleated Batwing Sleeve Fold Over Blouse

5. BB Dakota Plus Size “Ciel” Dress

6. NYDJ Plus Size “Sheri” Skinny Coated Denim


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Next week, I will bring you the rest of the collection- gorgeous plus size holiday dresses and cocktail dresses that will have you ready to stand out and turn heads at all those gatherings!

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9 Fine Pieces to Keep You Comfy 'N Cozy

The only thing I like better than air conditioning on an August day in Las Vegas is cuddling up in front a fire on a blustery day with my dogs,Luke and Leia, a good book, and a cup of Mexican hot chocolate (if you’ve never had it, find some; chocolate + cayenne pepper= AMAZING).

What makes a day like that even better? Comfortable, amazingly beautiful clothes that fit and flatter. This time of the year, we all find ourselves running here and there and everywhere- dropping off items at a charity, helping friends haul in a tree, baking hundreds of cookies, helping nieces and nephews and little cousins choose and wrap gifts for their parents. Our time is spent in such a hustle and bustle--which means we want two things above all:

  1. To look damn good for every situation, because we never know when we’re going to run into a good-looking elf.
  2. To be as comfortable as possible.

This week, I’ve gathered a group of items that do both. I will HIGHLY recommend adding a pair of AMAZING Cobb Hill boots to any of these to keep your feet looking great and feeling fabulous.

May you all have a great Thanksgiving, and we’ll see some of you out on the road.

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1. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Marled Cowlneck Sweater

2. Karen Kane Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Hanky Top

3. Karen Kane Plus Size "Blue Moon" Sweater Knit Top

4. Vince Camuto Plus Size Three-Quarter Sleeve Half Zip Tunic

5. Roper Plus Bright Ombre Plaid Shirt

6. Karen Kane Plus Size 3/4 Studded Hanky Top

7. Lysse Plus Size Ankle Leggings

8. Levi's® Plus Size 580™ Defined Waist Boot Cut Jeans

9. XCVI Plus Size "Temecula" Cargo Pants

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Desk-to-Dinner Style: the Shift Dress & the Slouch Pant

It seems like we’re always singing the praises of a multitasking wardrobe, but it’s hard to ignore how certain indispensible pieces can radically streamline your busy lifestyle. And not to mention, they just make more budget sense! Who doesn’t like getting more bang for their buck?

We believe in investing in pieces that seamlessly go from office-appropriate to “I’m ready for a cocktail” just by swapping out a couple of elements. Two such pieces are the flattering shift dress and the comfy-yet-chic slouchy black pant. Both can easily be toned down for work or dressed up for a night out!

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The Shift Dress:

Throw on a classic trench and some chic loafers for the office, and switch off to a sleek moto jacket and sexy heels for a night out!

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desk: DKNYC Dress with Ponte Piecing + Larry Levine Classic Luxurious Wool Walking Coat, Cole Haan "Ambrose" Skimmer, MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote

dinner: DKNYC Dress with Ponte Piecing + MICHAEL Michael Kors Moto Jacket, Pour la Victoire "Vione" Heels, Vince Camuto Horn Clutch

 


The Slouchy Black Pant:

This wardrobe workhorse is as comfy as it is chic. Wear it with sleek black pumps to add a polished feel, or turn up the fun with a pair of fancy heels for the perfect off-duty style.

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[Featured styles:]

desk: Joie "Mariner" Pant + BCGMAXAZRIA "Kendel" Slim Fit Shirt, Rachel Zoe "Ambrosia" Pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Medium Mab Tote

dinner:Joie "Mariner" Pant + Amanda Uprichard Crossover Tank, Sanctuary Sleeveless Blazer, Joie "Cayla" Heels, House of Harlow 1960 Warrior Tiles Link Bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff Mini "Crosby" Crossbody

 

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Five Fall Clothing Must Haves

When it comes to building a versatile, well-rounded fall wardrobe, these five clothing staples are hard to beat. They’re just destined for heavy rotation as the weather cools down!

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The moto jacket: Whether you throw this on over your casual tee-and-denim outfit or to toughen up a feminine dress, this is one jacket you’ll reach for over and over again.

Vince Camuto Leather Moto Jacket

 

The knit dress: Perfect for cool days, a sweater dress looks particularly polished when paired with black tights and high-heeled booties.

Kenneth Cole New York Marnie Sweater Dress

 

The cardigan sweater: We love the easy throw-on-over-everything versatility of a cozy basic cardigan. Wear this with practically everything in your closet!

Kenneth Cole New York Maribeth Sweater

 

The boyfriend jeans: Pair with flats or sandals for a laidback feel or dress it up with posh heels for a night out.

DKNY Jeans Rolled Bleecker Boyfriend Jeans

 

The belted coat: There’s a good reason why this is such a timeless staple! It instantly makes your waist look smaller AND adds a refined element to even the most casual looks.

Vince Camuto Soft Shell Hooded Jacket


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What to Wear: Mother's Day Brunch

This Sunday, we honor the most special lady in our lives, otherwise known as mom. There’s no better time to treat dear mom to a nice, relaxing brunch, put on your Sunday best, and remind her why she’s truly one of a kind!

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from our Polished brands for making Mother’s Day brunch a stylish occasion mom won’t soon forget:

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For Her:

1. Pendleton "Vista" Dress

2. Vince Camuto Keyhole Blouse + Vince Camuto Navajo Jacquard Skirt

3. NIC + ZOE "Fresh Fields" Tunic Top

4. KUT from the Kloth "Diana" Skinny in White

5. NYDJ "Gypset" Blouse + MICHAEL Michael Kors Printed Linen Short

For Him:

6. Nautica Ramie/Cotton Button-Down Shirt + Vineyard Vines Classic Fit Seersucker Club Pant

7. Vineyard Vines Jersey Polo + Vineyard Vines Classic Fit Madras Breaker Short

8. Tommy Bahama Island Geo Camp Shirt + Tommy Bahama New Linen on the Beach Easy Fit Pant

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