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School Daze: 12 Looks for Back-to-Cool

As much as we all hate to face it, summer is almost at an end, which means the start of a new school year, new classes, new teachers and best of all, updated clothes, shoes and bags! 

I loved and hated going back to school when I was younger. The latter reason was because, at that time, there seemed to be this weird belief in the fashion industry that if you were a curvy girl you wanted to look like a 45-year-old woman who dressed for a very dull office environment. I skillfully dodged cameras most of my middle and high school career unless I was wearing something I had designed and made myself. Thankfully today we have great designers who know that curves come on women of all ages and lifestyles. And with that, they bring us young, fun and funky pieces that hug and flatter those beautiful curves this fall.  

What are some of the hottest trends for back to school this year? Trendy jeans in skinny and boot cuts, tunics in soft fabrics that feel as amazing as they look, and hi-lo hem dresses that can be dressed up or down in a variety of ways. Furthermore, we’ve got updated plaid button-downs (in fabrics other than flannel!), rompers, cardigans and, of course, basic tees in silky-smooth cottons. Mix these with great outerwear in warm fall colors, on-trend boots, and a stylish alternative to the traditional backpack. That’s it — you’re ready for a great school year! 

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  1. DKNY Jeans Batik Print Romper
  2. BB Dakota Gaston
  3. Karen Kane Long Sleeve Hi Lo Dress
  4. Marika Curves Mix Up Tunic
  5. Vince Camuto Serengeti Cinched Waist Rumple Anorak
  6. Columbia Camp Henry™ L/S Shirt
  7. Terramar Short Sleeve Scoop Top W8790W
  8. Jag Jeans Plus Size Erin Cuffed Ankle in Khaki
  9. Levi's® 315™ Shaping Bootcut
  10. Levi's® Mid Rise Skinny
  11. Herschel Supply Co. Market
  12. Steve Madden Exclusive - Damiannn

Heading back to school this fall and rocking any of the looks you’ve seen here? Tag us in your #B2S #selfies with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style! 

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Inspired By: Hot Ticket

If you didn’t quite make it to Indio these past couple of weekends, no worries, festival season is still in full effect. Not only is the season of music fests heating up, so is the weather! That’s right, time to put those cutoff shorts on heavy rotation!

Today’s street style inspiration is a lovely example of how to infuse some girly style while still looking (and staying) effortlessly cool well into the heat of summer.

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1. BCBGeneration Jelly Crossbody

2. BB Dakota “Aline” Top

3. MINKPINK “Sugar Magnolia” Denim Shorts

4. DV by Dolce Vita “Atara” Sandals

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Inspired By: One of the Boys

Holding your own in a man’s world can sometimes mean as simple as looking better in their closet staples than they do! We love this week’s street style inspiration for just that reason—it’s tough and inspired by menswear without losing any of its head-turning appeal. Move over, boys!

Check out our take on this sharp outfit:

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1. BB Dakota "Korina" Jacket

2. BB Dakota "Tulane" Top

3. Kangol Lite Felt Player Hat

4. Free People Solide Easy Pleat Pant in Black

5. Steven "Burk"

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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


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!

Rocking some amazing looks you’ve seen here on the blog? Tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WellRoundedWednesday- we would LOVE to see your style!

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Wonderful Tonight: 9 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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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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Fresh Picks: Jackets

Just seeing all these reports of snow throughout most of the country is making us feel rather chilly! Although our winters here in the western coast isn’t quite as drastic as our Midwest and East Coast friends, it doesn’t mean we can’t get into the bundling up trend with the best jacket trends this season.

Below is a sampling of some of our favorite women’s jackets—from refined peacoats to edgy moto jackets to oversized blazers. These styles are perfect for the rest of the winter days and transition well into spring!women's jackets, blank NYC, Blank Denim, Jack by BB Dakota, BB Dakota, Sanctuary Clothing, BB Dakota, Sam Edelman, moto jackets, peacoats, blazers,

1. Sanctuary Snug Blanket

2. Jack by BB Dakota Melton Jacket

3. BB Dakota Merlyn Jacket

4. Blank NYC Natural Vegan Leather Jacket

5. Sam Edelman Wide Collar Packable Jacket

6. BB Dakota Meryl Jacket

7. Levi’s® Washed Cotton Four-Pocket Fashion Field Jacket

8. Sam Edelman Crackle Moto Jacket

9. Free People Casual Friday Blazer


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Lucky You: Great Looks to Make Them Green with Envy

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Ireland’s unique history and culture celebrated by both the Irish (and those who wish they were!) all over the world. Revelers as far back as the 1680s believed that wearing green clothing made one invisible to leprechauns and fairy creatures, and thus they would be saved from the painful pinches these creatures would bestow on those they could see. In later years, revelers took it upon themselves to pinch those not wearing green, just in case there were no leprechauns around to do it!

These days, we celebrate being Irish (or wanting to be Irish) with green beer, good whiskey, parades, and if we’re really lucky, attending a good cèilidh where we can do all of the above while dancing and drumming the night away. Of course, you’ll want to have an amazing green outfit and gorgeous green accessories to keep those pinches away. Why not look fabulous while hiding from mischievous leprechauns!

I’ve gathered a few great pieces this week to hide you from the wee folk and maybe make a few Irish eyes smile upon ye. Here’s to an amazing and fun St. Patrick’s Day for all! Enjoy amazing company, great food and maybe even some good Irish whiskey. Sláinte!

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1. Calvin Klein Plus Size Crew Neck Roll Shirt

2. Vince Camuto Plus Size Short Sleeve Artful Strokes Shift Dress

3. Alex and Ani Lucky Clover Charm Bangle

4. DKNYC Plus Size Side Ruched Blouse

5. Columbia Plus Size Zero Rules Shirt

6. Columbia Plus Size Just Right™ Straight Leg Pant

7. House of Harlow 1960 Classic Station Necklace

8. Furla Lotus Large Carryall Tote


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