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Wonderful Tonight: 8 Looks to Rock Your Holiday Parties

Can you believe that 2014 is almost over?  Last year at this point, like many people, I was yearning for the end of 2013. I do not know anyone who had a good year in 2013, and we were all looking forward to 2014 with hope and a sense of “Whew! I survived!” In contrast, 2014 has been a year of new loves, new books, new jobs, new family members, and a multitude of other reasons to celbrate for almost everyone I know.

What were your goals this year? Did you keep any of your resolutions? I am proud to say that I did. I ran my first 5K, spent as much time outside with my kids as I did inside, and actually put money into my savings account- which is a LOT harder than it seems when you work around fabulous clothing and shoes all the time!

The end of the year is a time of introspection and celebration with friends and family. We spend time with family, coworkers and friends, old and new, reflecting on our accomplishments and setting the bar for  next year’s achievements. As we celebrate, we want our outside to show just how we feel on the inside- powerful, strong, prepared and fabulous.  

With that in mind, this week I am excited to bring you looks to make you feel "wonderful tonight", ready to rock your curves while celebrating you and all that you have accomplished this year. All these fabulous party looks need is one or two glam accessories, a cute bag, and of course, GREAT SHOES (trust me; I know an awesome place to find them!) to complete the look and have you ready to celebrate. 

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1. Kiyonna Screen Siren Lace Gown

2. Adrianna Papell Plus Size Kimono Sleeve Lace Dress

3. Kiyonna Valentina Illusion Dress

4. DKNY Plus Size Gold Embellished Shoulder Draped Dress

5. BB Dakota Plus Size Teo Dress

6. Tahari by ASL Plus Size Eason Dress

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Chain Strap Jumpsuit

8. Lysse Plus Size Marais Dress

 

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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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Come Fly With Me: 9 Packable, Mixable, Match-able Pieces

The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally known as the busiest travel day of the year, filled with insane scheduling and stress as we fly in and out of our favorite places.

One of the biggest challenges of travelling for the holidays, besides implementing a strategy for avoiding all the uncomfortable questions from your family about your love life (or lack thereof), your career (or lack thereof), and avoiding crazy Aunt Agnes, is packing a wardrobe that is appropriate for all the family gatherings, while still having a great outfit to wear out when the crew of friends that you’ve known since childhood decides to meet up for “Catch-Up Cocktails”. 

So, in honor of the upcoming Turkey Day festivities, I bring you a sampling of some amazing, packable items that mix and match perfectly, so you can pack in a carryon and avoid baggage fees.

Many of these styles are from Zappos’ own amazing private label (exclusive) brands. These pieces will all pack fabulously and are ready to wear fresh out of the bag! Pair them with a basic bootie, add a great necklace, and you are ready to rock it out.

I wish you all safe travels and the best of times celebrating with family and friends!

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1. Gabriella Rocha Plus Size “Kaylee” Dress

2. Gabriella Rocha Plus Size “Jordyn” Lace Dress

3. Culture Phit Plus Size “Lea” Short Sleeve Maxi

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Cowl Neck Top

5. Culture Phit “Lara” Modal Top

6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Ellensburg Boatneck Dress

7.  NYDJ Plus Suze “Sherri” Skinny Coated Denim

8. Calvin Klein Plus Size Flyaway Sweater Vest

9. BB Dakota Plus Size “Cosima” Sweater

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Spice Up Your Life: 9 Pieces to Color Your World for Fall

Thanksgiving is coming, and we all know what that means- family, friends and lots of amazing food! Cornbread stuffing with sage, candied sweet potatoes topped with brown sugar that becomes a beautiful caramel sauce in the oven, fresh cranberry and orange compote, roasted Brussels sprouts and green bean casserole, and of course, the rich deep orange of a silky pumpkin pie-- all go perfectly with that gorgeous turkey, golden brown and fresh from the oven. Just thinking about it makes me hungry, even during "pumpkin spice everything" season!   

The palette of our Thanksgiving table, thankfully, also translates fabulously to fall fashion, reminding us of cozy moments with friends and family, surrounding us in warmth and comfort just as they do. Beautiful sage greens, rich cinnamon reds, turmeric yellows, nutmeg browns, caramels, orange in all its rich and warm varieties, all play a huge part in this fall's "spice trail" trend. As do lush fabrics like plush velvets and warm suede. Add in the fabulous variety of patterns, a great hobo bag and a shawl... and voila! You're ready to take on late fall!

This week for Well Rounded Wednesday I am excited to bring you a palette to entice your palate!  These rich, spicy hues will be as complementary to your fall wardrobe as gravy is to mashed potatoes.

I hope you savor these as much as I do for their beauty, style, and best of all, their comfort!

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1. TWO by Vince Camuto Plus Size Jersey “Saturday” Shirt

2. NYDJ Plus Size Scarf Print Blouse

3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Mixed Print Stud Neck Top

4. Tahari by ASL Plus Size “Jake” Dress

5. Rachel Pally Plus Size Printed Long Caftan Dress

6. rsvp Plus Size “Harper” Ruffle Arm Dress

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Stretch Corduroy Leggings

8. Jag Jeans Plus Size “Peri” Pull-on Straight-Leg Jeans

9. Kiyonna Perfect Pullover Bellini

 

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Fresh Picks: Warm Fuzzies

We’re all about feeling cozy for the holidays and what better way to maximize cuddliness than with a coat or sweater in a warm, fuzzy knit. This trend may not be new to the scene, but there are lots of fresh iterations of it--from fuzzy fur coats to vests to ‘90s-inspired fuzzy sweaters.

Below are a few of our warm, fuzzy faves:

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1. Sam Edelman Leopard Faux Fur Coat

2. Sam Edelman Fur Vest

3. MINKPINK “Nocturnal” Jumper

4. BB Dakota “Tierra” Jacket

5. Yumi Faux Fur Jacket

6. French Connection “Fast Feather” Knit Sweater

7. Free People Mid Thigh Overcoat

8. MINKPINK “Powder Room” Coat

9.   Sam Edelman “Serena” Coat


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On Our Favorites: Silver Belles

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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BB Dakota “Brice” Blazer The perfect dressy cardigan blazer to wear over everything—from jeans and a simple tee to that little black dress for the holidays!

Steve Madden “Artist” Pumps – Instantly take your night-out looks to a fancier level with the addition of these party heels in festive silver.

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Fresh Picks: Biker Chic

One of fall/winter’s most notable trends carries with it a serious dose of attitude and edge. We’re talking about the moto or biker trend that’s popping up everywhere from moto leather jackets, moto boots, and even handbags!

Even if you’re not ready to jump head on in the biker-chic bandwagon, there’s lots of timeless, wearable ways to infuse this trend into your wardrobe. Try adding a cool leather jacket with zip details over your feminine blouses or dresses to toughen up the look a bit. Or try slipping on a pair of moto-style ankle boots with your everyday outfit to give it that edgy vibe while still being super comfy and wearable for day and night.

Below is a sampling of some of our favorites to indulge in your own moto madness this season!

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1. Free People Hooded Vegan Moto Jacket

2. BB Dakota “Sutton” Jacket

3. AG Adriano Goldschmied Biker Jacket

4. Steve Mountain “Bounti” Mid-Calf Boots

5. Sam Edelman “Linden” Boots

6. Steve Madden “Klyde” Crossbody

7. Mavi Zip Skinny Ankle Jeans

8. French Connection Leather Skirt

9. AG Adriano Goldschmied “The Legging” Ankle Jeans

 

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10 Perfect 10s (When You Ain’t No Size 2)

In honor of Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW), and for the inaugural Well Rounded Wednesday on the Zappos Blog, I hereby publicly admit that I have a massive girl crush on Meghan Trainor.

Only 20 years old at the time of this writing, Ms. Trainor has been writing songs since she was 11, produced her first tracks at 13, at 18 was signed a songwriting deal, writing for Rascall Flats and an assortment of Disney stars.  By now, most of us have heard her amazing body-love anthem “All About That Bass”- and celebrated that amazing line “Cause every inch of you is perfect, from the bottom to the top.” Body acceptance and love are amazing things that we all struggle with some days- especially when we face the dreaded dressing room mirror.  Trainor says, "I wrote this song because I myself struggle with this concept of self-acceptance. It was written from a real place so I’m glad that other people can relate to it.”

Some days it can be a challenge to find clothing that compliments your body while being on-trend and in-style when you have hips, curves- and maybe a few extra inches from your bottom to your top.  So, for the inaugural Well Rounded Wednesday, I bring you 10 items that are Perfect 10’s when it comes to being on-trend and in style this season- even when you’re not a size 2.  

I hope you love these as much as I do, and they help you show on the outside how fabulous you feel-and are on the inside!

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1. Kiyonna Linden Lace Top

2. Culture Phit Plus Size Long-sleeve Top

3. BB Dakota Plus Size "Millie" Sweater

4. Rachel Pally Plus "Harlow" Dress

5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Faux Wrap Dress

6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Zip Jumpsuit

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Zip Seamed Skirt

8. NYDJ Plus Ponte Trouser

9. Levi's® Plus 580™ Defined Waist Boot Cut

10. NYDJ Plus Size "Michelle" Premium Denim Trouser

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