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Spring Is Here! 12 Pieces to Welcome It.

For me, my favorite thing about spring is that it is a time of new beginnings where we can re-evaluate what we’ve done so far this year, and a great opportunity to get rid of all the lumpy, dumpy clothes, heavy coats and dark sweaters. Oh, and I get to celebrate my birthday in the spring!

Something about spring always makes me want to wear dresses, preferably ones from Poppy & Bloom, BB Dakota, and Rachel Pally, spin around in circles, walk barefoot in the grass and just be outside with friends and family, whether for cocktails on a patio or at the park.

I am absolutely in love with the dusty, mature pastels many designers are featuring this year. These soft, gentle pops of color brighten your day without making you feel like a jellybean. They also transition beautifully to summer and even into the fall.  Jag Jeans capris and DKNY Jeans shorts are perfect for enjoying those concerts in the park or just relaxing as the little ones gather bouquets of dandelions and purple clovers.

Since the days start out cooler before warming up midday, I love to ease into the season with light layers and three-quarter length sleeves. The added protection from the sun is just a bonus for people who burn at the mere thought of the sun, like me!  Speaking of protection, a great sun hat is not only a fabulous fashion statement, it keeps your face and neck protected, and in the long run, looking younger for years! Round out your look this season with an incredibly gorgeous, soft pastel leather handbag, whether in a hobo bag like the one featured below from COACH, or a tote bag for the beach.

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1. BB Dakota Plus Size Parson Knit

2. Karen Kane Plus Size Lace Tank Top

3. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Eyelet and Lace Top

4. Poppy & Bloom Ladies Who Lunch Dress

5. BB Dakota Plus Size Parry Dress

6. Rachel Pally Plus Long Sleeveless Caftan Dress

7. Marika Curves Plus Size Whitney Cascade Cardigan

8. COACH Pebbled Leather Scout Hobo

9. Goorin Brothers Mrs. Davis Hat

10. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Ludlow Shorts

11. Jag Jeans Plus Size Caley Pull-on Crop Pant

12. BB Dakota Plus Size Noreen Skirt

I hope you are as inspired to leave behind the dark and dreary days of winter as I am by these pieces. If you’re rocking any of the amazing pieces you’ve seen here on the blog, please tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WRW- we would LOVE to see your style!

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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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Bringing It In Like a Lion(ess): 10 Plus Size Picks for Spring Transition

In spite of snow currently covering 92% of the continental US (keep laughing, Hawaii, we’re still working on that giant catapult to throw a snowball at you guys), spring is moving closer and closer every day.  When it's jacket weather in the morning and too hot for a jacket by afternoon, what’s a fashionable curvy girl to do? 

This week, I’ve put together a few options that can save your sanity and your style. First off, layering is key. Building a wardrobe with beautiful "shoulder-season" pieces is a good wardrobe solution, keeping us warm but reminding us that spring is just around the corner.

BB Dakota’s fabulous Lucy jacket gives us the extra layer we need to keep the chill away, while the fabulous floral print is a subtle reminder that warmer weather is on the way. A fabulous Rachel Pally Plus dress that will transition to spring and into summer gets extra distance when paired with a great cardigan now, and a fabulous straw hat later.

Softer, more grown-up pastels keep us in a spring mindset. Try a stylish take on the sweatshirt DKNY Jeans to bring in soft color. Casual and practical outwear by Columbia will keep you warm and dry while providing a soft pop of color on the dreariest of spring days. Last but not least, great boyfriend jeans from NYDJ and more remind us spring is coming while still keeping us warm and fairly covered up.

Keep strong, everyone; spring is only 17 days away and we spring forward this weekend, so we’ll see more and more of that fabulous sunshine!

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1. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Dry Dye Eyelet Pieced Top

2. BB Dakota Plus Size Lucy Jacket

3. Poppy & Bloom Spring Forward Dress

4. Rachel Pally Plus Size Spaghetti Strap Wrap Maxi Dress

5. Roper Plus Size Vintage Floral Printed Chiffon

6. Vince Camuto Plus Shawl Collar Cardigan

7. Columbia Plus Size Sweet As Softshell Hoodie

8. Columbia Plus Size EvaPOURation Jacket

9. NYDJ Plus Size Billie Mini Boot Jeans

10. NYDJ Plus Size Tanya Boyfriend Jeans

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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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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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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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