Fall Guide: Rocket Dog Footwear

Starting a new school year can be hard, especially for teens moving on to new schools and parting ways with old friends. However, change can do a person good — especially in the name of fashion. With new trends bubbling to the surface every season, it can be refreshing to switch up your style yet simultaneously disorienting all in the same breath. That’s where Rocket Dog steps in.

A leader in young ladies’ and women’s footwear, Rocket Dog is a tried and true fashion-conscious brand. With company roots based in California, Rocket Dog keeps a pulse on the industry’s latest styles, ensuring you stay on trend across seasons and fads. From casual and sporty to dressy and beyond, Rocket Dog keeps your feet modishly covered from roll call to study hall and beyond.

The Rocket Dog girl is independent, young minded, confident and edgy, incorporating her personal style into everything she does. Rather than being defined by fashion, a true Rocket Dog girl creates her own. 

With the fall semester around the corner, Rocket Dog is your premier choice for classic and refined boots, elegantly designed slip-ons and inventive sneakers with a stylish twist. Stay confident and cool on all fronts with long lasting, all-day comfortable styles from Rocket Dog!

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  2. Sayla 
  3. Huxley 
  4. Skive 
  5. Richelle 
  6. Jazzin 

7 Must-Have Footwear Brands for Back-to-School

OK, so I gotta be up front: Back-to-school is simultaneously the best and worst time of the year for me. It’s great because I no longer have to entertain my 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, all day, every day like it's a never-ending, three-month weekend. It’s no bueno, however, because I have to go through the excruciating process of going store-to-store to scour half-empty racks and shoeboxes for select out-of-stock sizes, ultimately leaving the mall frazzled and empty handed. 

But no longer! This year I’m wising up and am completing all of Hannah’s shopping needs online. And with Zappos’ free shipping directly to my front door, I’m alleviated from unwanted stress and can search hundreds of fashion-forward styles from great kids’ brands, including Kenneth Cole Reaction and MICHAEL Michael Kors to Stuart Weitzman and Tommy Hilfiger, all at the convenience of my fingertips!  

Fortunately, little Hannah has all the athletic shoes she needs, which is a huge cost savings, so this year we’re expanded her shoe collection with where-anywhere flats, classic sneakers and booties. Her refined tastes come from me, so when we’re browsing together on the couch and an item catches our eyes I’m happy to oblige and splurge — all within reason, of course. Apart from the brands above, among others she was excited to try out were Ivanka Trump, Jessica Simpson and Superga

What I find most impressive about each of these brands is their across-the-board quality, comfort and integrated design details. With those three features combined, these shoes seamlessly transition from home to school and anywhere else in a snap … and that I can get behind.

For any parent still hesitant to shop online for back-to-school clothing or footwear, I highly urge you to give it a try. Take a look below to see some of mine and Hannah’s favorite shoes as she heads back to school in style! 

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  1. Ivanka Trump Kids Jordan Zip (Little Kid/Big Kid)
  2. Jessica Simpson Kids Cleo (Little Kid/Big Kid)
  3. Kenneth Cole Reaction Kids Copy Tap (Little Kid/Big Kid)
  4. Stuart Weitzman Kids Fannie Studded (Little Kid/Big Kid)
  5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Kids Rover Lux (Little Kid/Big Kid)
  6. Tommy Hilfiger Kids Kayleigh H Charm (Little Kid/Big Kid)
  7. Superga Kids 2224 COTDJ (Infant/Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
  8. Superga Kids 2750 JCOT Classic (Infant/Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
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Buyer Favorites: Ready for Fall

As we set our sights on fall, we can’t help but get excited about the shift to richer hues and all the layering possibilities!

To get the scoop on must-have fall transition pieces you need in your wardrobe now, we turned to one of our resident fashion connoisseurs and private label apparel buyer, Lauren. Below, she shares some of her favorite new arrivals from our Zappos Private Label collection.

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Cardigans & Kimonos: perfect for throwing on over your summer basics as the weather begins to cool off.

1. Brigitte Bailey Stripe Pleat Boho Cardigan

2. Brigitte Bailey Peakaboo 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan

3. Brigitte Bailey Tribal Aztek Dream Cardigan

4. Gabriella Rocha Amy Floral Kimono

 

Blouses: pair with everything from pencil and A-line skirts to tailored trousers!

1. Brigitte Bailey Wild Animal V-Neck Silk Blouse

2. Brigitte Bailey Mixed Media Blouse

3. Brigitte Bailey Tiffany 3/4 Sleeve Blouse

4. Brigitte Bailey Sophie Blouse

 

Day-to-Evening Dresses: versatile silhouettes make these the perfect option for layering to create a variety of looks!

1. Gabriella Rocha Vikie Sleeveless Dress

2. Brigitte Bailey Torie Dress

3. Brigitte Bailey Demri Dress

4. Brigitte Bailey Jennifer Dress


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On Our Favorites: Well Embellished

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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Free People Embellished Tee – Oh-so-soft like our favorite vintage tee but with bohemian inspired details that make it truly special.

Steve Madden “Wiktor” Sandals – The jeweled embellishments on this versatile sandal is tempered by its simple silhouette.

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Steve Madden Collaboration with Peace Love Shea

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Steve Madden has teamed up with California-based blogger, Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea to create a collection of fall footwear, and we must say, it’s definitely worth snagging before they’re all gone!

Shea’s west coast roots and her sophisticated approach to high fashion has certainly inspired the seven-design Peace Love Shea collection. It’s clear from the LA-based style names like “Fairfax”, “Venice” and “Rodeo” that this Steve Madden collaboration has major superstar appeal.

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Left to Right: Steve Madden x Peace Love Shea "Tarzana" & "Rodeo"

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Steve Madden x Peace Love Shea "Studio"

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Steve Madden x Peace Love Shea "Ventura"

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Steve Madden x Peace Love Shea "Ocean"

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Inspired By: Autumnal Vibes

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today’s street style inspiration comes to us once again from the stylish streets of the Big Apple. This perfectly layered fall look could easily become a favorite go-to for chilly days.

Check out how we recreated all this bundled-up goodness below:

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1. Sam Edelman Mixed Media Wool Jacket

2. Free People Huntington Hacci Top

3. Echo Design Digital Pixels Wrap Scarf

4. Vans Mismoedig Beanie in Black Heather

5. DL1961 Emma Leggings in Berlin

6. Steve Madden Troopa Boots

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Inspired By: Cozy in the City

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today we’re diving head first into fall with the help of this cozy fall outfit with a street-savvy edge.

Check out how we recreate her look below!

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1. MINKPINK Magic Carpet Coat

2. BB Dakota Rolly Sweater

3. Lucy Love Tuscany Dress

4. HUE Super Opaque Tights

5. Steve Madden Troopa


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Vince Camuto Fall Colors

One of our favorite things about fall is all the beautiful fall colors. And we don’t mean the foliage either, although that’s pretty impressive, too! From rich emeralds, deep burgundies to bold fuchsia, a dose of color goes a long way to make a fall outfit come alive.

Check out some of our favorite vibrant hues from Vince Camuto:

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1. Vince Camuto Tamara Bag in Teal, 2. Vince Camuto Jardine Ankle Boots in Ruby, 3. Vince Camuto Annette Satchel in Buckthorn Brown, 4. Vince Camuto Double-Breasted Trench in Fuschia, 5. Vince Camuto Hooded Toggle Coat, 6. Vince Camuto Double Breasted Peacoat in Burnt Orange