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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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Cruisin’- 9 Plus Size Picks for An Amazing Spring Break

It's hard to believe that spring break is about to start, as well as the height of resort and cruise season--especially when I just looked through my Facebook feed, and almost all of my friends' pictures are of snow or comparison shots of their kids or dogs next to massive piles of snow. Or just…snow. 

With my role in the Zappos Customer Loyalty Team, I get to talk to people every day who are heading for warmer climes. Florida and the Bahamas seem to be the most popular places people are heading to this year to get out of the cold.

A change in latitude can be an amazing thing for the attitude, and there is nothing that makes you feel better, and gets you ready for spring and all its new beginnings, like a new wardrobe piece that is bright, colorful, and wonderfully feminine and flirty.

Try a fabulous dress in bright colors or a great new bathing suit that accentuates your best assets and makes you feel like Hollywood royalty. Armed with spring hottest bright hues, you will be ready for that warm weather when it finally arrives- or when you arrive to your snow-free destination!

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1. Rachel Pally Plus Size Mini Caftan Dress

2. Levi's Plus Size Bermuda Short

3. Jag Jeans Plus Size Caley Pull-On Crop Pants

4. Rachel Pally Plus Size Wide Legging Trouser

5. Tahari by ASL Plus Size Tammi Dress

6. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Block Print Pleated Dress

7. Badgley Mischka Plus Size Draped Front Mio One Piece

8. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Spring Poppy Flutter Top

9. BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Plus Size Kimono Cover Up

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Isn’t It Romantic?: Valentine's Day Picks to LOVE

It’s that time of year again, when love is in the air and everywhere you look, you see images of love. Some days, it almost makes you want to throw things at your television, right? I’m going to make a confession here. It took me a while to come to love and accept my body, and some days I still don’t like it.  I know that’s okay, because I also know that no matter what size I am, or how I feel that I look, every woman has something they wish they could change. In fact, did you know that more women would choose a million dollars over having Giselle’s body?  I’ve learned as I have gotten older (and maybe a little wiser) that the best love you can have is for yourself.   

Love your amazing smile? Share it with the world.  Have a sexy brain that rocks at Trivia Crack? Take it on dates to the library, museums or a great speaker series to give it more. Learning to embrace the hips that carried and bore my two amazing sons has been an amazing exercise in learning to self-love. I know I will never be a size 2, but I am a size happy and healthy, and that is what matters the most.

Once you have learned to love the amazing, wonderful and miraculous body that you have been given, there’s nothing more amazing than enhancing and celebrating it with clothes that make you look and feel amazing.  An amazing dress that flatters and fits and just makes you feel like the vixen goddess you that you are! Thank you, Kiyonna!

Craving soft and romantic pieces for those times you are feeling more Jane Eyre than Hester Prynne? I am in LOVE with DKNY apparel’s soft blush hues for spring.  Wear a uniform every day but still want to feel a little fierce under it all? Hanky Panky has you covered. Rock your wardrobe and body comfortably, love yourself, and you just might be inspired to do something special or unexpected for YOU! And that, my friends, is the true definition of romance!

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1. Kiyonna Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress

2. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Lace Back Top

3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Long Sleeve Top w/ Chain

4. Columbia Plus Size Super Tamiami™ Shirt

5. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Lurex Top

6. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Pleated Slit Neck Sheath

7. Tahari by ASL Plus Size Lester Dress

8. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Lace Unlined Cami

9. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Solid Boyshort

10. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Plus Size Brushed Twill PJ Set

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Glance Spotlight: Ladylike Loafers

We love how the loafer instantly adds polish and refined style to our outfits! For a more interesting take on the classic women’s loafer, we’ve gathered up a few styles that offer great attention to detail with a nice feminine touch.

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Animal Instincts: 8 Styles for Your Wild Side

“Trust your instincts.”

 Can you believe that the first month of 2015 is  almost over?  It's incredible how fast time flies. We're already starting to see Valentine's Day signage everywhere, and we’re also starting to see the light at the end of our cold winter tunnel. And yes, it does get cold here in Las Vegas!

As we move forward towards our goals, sometimes we want a little boost to feel fierce and powerful, and there is nothing like an animal print to help channel your inner Artemis. This season, designers have put a great new twist on the traditional animal prints, offering it in unexpected colors and textures.

Pair these prints with a great neutral pant or skirt, add some great natural stone or wood accessories, and you’re ready to stalk your prey, be it that cute guy you keep seeing in the coffee shop or the promotion you’ve been eyeing for months. Whatever you do, let your outside reflect the fierce and powerful woman on the inside, and you can’t help but succeed!

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1. Hanky Panky Plus Size Leopard Nouveau Cami

2. Calvin Klein Plus Size High-Low Tunic

3. Roper Plus Size Poly Jersey Shirt

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Water Ikat Flutter Top

5. Calvin Klein Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Top

6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Zebra Boatneck Dress

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Ellensburg Boatneck Dress

8. Stetson Plus Size Rayon Spandex Jersey Dress


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Strong Looks for Bold Moves

How is your New Year’s Resolution going? Are you all still working on that ONE goal you’ve set for yourself?  Some days, it is easier than others to pull that inner strength out and move forward. For those rough days, sometimes you need a "power outfit" that helps you feel like that tough, strong and amazing woman you are on the inside.

After all, one of the best things about clothing is that it helps each of us write our story and show the world around us how we feel. Fashion is the story of ourselves, representated by the clothing and jewelry on our bodies and how we wear it, rather than letting it wear us.

It is for this reason that I am in LOVE with the current moto-punk-chic trend. I mean, how can you back down and wimp out when you’re rocking a leather dress and strong denim? Add some great jewelry and a cool bag and get ready to let the world know you’re here and ready to rock!

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1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Structured Leather Coat

2. Kiyonna Inspired Illusion Mesh Top

3. Levi's® Plus Size Trucker Jacket

4. Roper Brown Plaid Shirt

5. Roper Plus Size Slub Jersey Tee

6. Pendleton Plus Size Double Time Vest

7. NYDJ Plus Size Janice Denim Legging

8. Levi's® Plus Size 580 Defined Waist Straight Leg Jeans

9. DKNYC Plus Size Faux Leather Ponte Dress

10. rsvp Rider Knee-High Boot

11. Harley-Davidson Marissa Boot

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"Gimme, Gimme!" Holiday Wish List

We all have one. You know, that secret list you would give the real Santa if you could. It is the list that is not at all made up of the practical things you asked for, or peace on earth or good will towards men.

I mean the wish list with the REALLY cool stuff on it that makes your heart skip a beat. Those things that you love just because they are beautiful and the mere thought of rocking them makes you feel that much more marvelous. 

Fabulous extended-calf Frye Jane boots to pair with a great Nic +Zoe cardigan? Yes, please! Natori pajamas in a luxurious, soft and silky fabric for a night in with a good glass of wine and a great book? Check! A cozy, fabulous, and soft Pendleton wool dress to pair with a fabulous Coach bag? Oh, Santa! Cat-eye Maui Jim glasses for looking Hollywood fabulous while rocking a Michael Kors lambskin moto jacket? Be still my heart! Close out the wish list with a luxurious and cozy Michael Kors faux fur vest paired with a BB Dakota sequined skirt and you are ready to show the world a little bit of your inner diva.

I hope Santa, Krampus and all the Magi bring you everything you want this holiday season, beyond peace on earth and good will towards men. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming New Year!

Franki's Holiday Wish List from the Zappos Plus Size Shop & more!

 

1. Columbia Plus Size Mighty Lite™ III Jacket

2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Fur Toggle Vest

3. Michael Kors Plus Size Zip Pocket Leather Jacket

4. BB Dakota Plus Size Savita Sequined Skirt

5. NIC+ZOE Plus Size Cozy Cardigan

6. Natori Plus Size Zen Floral PJ Set

7. Pendleton Plus Size Merino Wool Dress

8. Frye Extended-Calf Jane Boots

9. Maui Jim Pikake Women’s Sunglasses

10. COACH Smooth Leather Crosby Carryall

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The Style Edit: One Denim Jacket, Three Ways

There’s no all-American staple quite like the classic denim jacket. Its iconic relaxed style is more versatile than ever before, thanks to its recent resurgence. There are plenty of fresh, modern versions of this beloved classic out there to incorporate into your wardrobe right now!

Seize the opportunity to get creative with your denim jacket with these three stylish layered looks:

Denim jacket with fur vest, skinny jeans and boots

A faux fur vest adds some serious glamour to the denim jacket. Instantly perk up the look with a statement necklace and opt for a knee-high lace-up boot with a stacked heel.

Denim jacket with a plaid shirt and leather jacket

Give the denim jacket an edgy twist with the simple addition of a moto jacket layered over an oversized plaid shirt. A pair of faux leather leggings turns up the edge factor even more!

Denim jacket draped over a tuxedo blazer and turtleneck for a refined update!

This tailored take on the denim jacket is perfect for a night out or the office. By taking refined separates like a black blazer and adding in a casual spin, you're getting a whole new way to rock a timeless classic!

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