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Coveted: Wedding Guest Style

Oh, wedding season. There’s so much celebration and merriment to be had, but at the same time, it can be such a daunting task trying to commit to the perfect dress for your friends’ biggest day.

Whether it’s a beach wedding, a fun Vegas weekend nuptial or an all-out black tie affair, the wedding guest should definitely arrive dressed appropriately for whatever type of wedding they are attending. That could mean the occasion calls for a breezy-chic maxi dress or a floor-length gown that pulls out all the stops! Whichever dress you pick to celebrate the season’s wedding lineup, make sure you’re dressed to impress but without being too over the top or distracting. After all, it’s still all about the bride and groom.

Below are a few of our top picks for every kind of spring/summer wedding from the Zappos Coveted boutique:

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Beach Weddings:

1. Mara Hoffman Easy Dress

2. Nicole Miller Berry Bliss Halter Love Dress

3. Rachel Pally Ruben Dress

4. Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Flowerpress Dress

5. Trina Turk Patsy Dress

6. Shoshanna Svetlana Lace Dress

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Black-Tie Weddings:

1. Badgley Mischka Odessa Ruffle Back Gown

2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Caia Color Blocked Pleated Gown

3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Emily Lace Blocked V-Neck Dress

4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Danielle One Shoulder Gown

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Astella Sleeveless Shirred Bodice Gown

6. Rachel Zoe Spark Dress

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Vegas Weddings:

1. Nicole Miller Cam Stretch Lace Dress

2. Badgley Mischka Cap Sleeve Cocktail Dress

3. BCGMAXAZRIA Halee Deep V-Neck Romper w/ Chiffon Skirt

4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Stef Lace Blocked Long Sleeve Dress

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Kate Sequined Strapless Dress

6. Style Stalker Bianco Romper


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Coveted: Hot NEW Arrivals for Spring

The arrival of a new season brings on a feeling of renewed enthusiasm for dressing up and energizing the old wardrobe. Luckily for you, we’ve got quite the fresh lineup of brand new styles from the latest additions to our Coveted boutique like Rebecca Minkoff Apparel, Rachel Zoe , Bardot & Whitney Eve.

Whether you’re looking for your next head-turning dress for that spring wedding or an airy lace top to pair with your skirts or boyfriend jeans, this spring is already shaping up to be a gorgeous one with our latest crop of styles in Coveted!

Below are some of our latest top picks to illustrate just how lovely this season is going to be. Consider us very excited for spring after seeing all this gorgeousness!

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1. Bardot Lace Top

2. Whitney Eve Laella Top

3. Joie Barker Lightweight Jacket

4. Rebecca Minkoff Falcon Dress

5. Rachel Zoe Duvall Dress

6. Rachel Zoe Bloom Dress

7. Bardot Lace Midi Dress

8. Rachel Zoe Steff Dress

9. Rebecca Minkoff Brady Dress

10. Rebecca Minkoff Gene Romper

11. Rebecca Minkoff Gigi Dress

 

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The New Story of Hudson Jeans

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As one of the founding brands of the premium denim market, Hudson is a company built on the simple yet profound goal to transcend product and inspire people everywhere to live their true passion.

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Fast-forward about 12 years later, Hudson has experienced an awakening of sorts. The premium denim landscape that it has helped pioneer, has changed. The competition noise has become deafening, and Hudson was certainly not immune to allowing themselves to follow the conventions of the fashion industry over the years.

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It is with this realization that Hudson founder Peter Kim, along with his team, set out to redefine the brand—to reject the unrealistic fashion stereotypes and expectations.

Hudson invites you to embrace individuality, to take their denim and feel free to expresses yourself in your truest form. As they say, "Start here and build something good." And judging from their amazing collection of premium denim, it's a pretty great place to start.

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Designer Picks: Rebecca Taylor

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You always manage to pull off a certain level of “chic-yet-effortless”, both in your designs and your own personal style. How did you translate that signature look into your fall 2014 collection?

RT: For fall we wanted to use unexpected pairings of colors, techniques, and fabrics.  For example, we mixed crepe and jersey to create the Stacy Top, which is both a weekend and a weekday staple. I love how the White Noise Dress is a “throw on and go” option—the combo of chiffon and silk gives it an uncomplicated charm. 

Plus, you can wear the combo pieces separately! Our Jersey and Lace Tee is an update to your basic everyday tee shirt.  The lace detailing gives it an elevated feel. I love the idea of effortless chic. The Short Sleeve Lynx Top paired back with a pair of boyfriend jeans is my go to for a casual day at the office. The print is soft, feminine and easy. For the chilly weekend nights I always tend to find myself pulling out my Long Sleeve Chain Sweatshirt. I like to layer this back to a plaid oxford and jeans.

 

What tips do you have for busy, stylish women when it comes to versatile day-to-night dressing?

RT: Pick something you really love and feel comfortable in.  The Dotty Dress is a good balance between feminine and demure; the mesh lace sleeve adds a touch of sheerness while still being appropriate.  The embellished Georgette Top can be worn layered for day with a blazer or cardi, and then by itself for dinner or a date.

For the businesswoman, our Tweed and Leather Shift Dress is a perfect staple black dress that can be worn to the office and then out to happy hour paired with a statement bag and heels.

If I can give one piece of advice for the fall season, it would be to keep it simple and chic. I’m loving the idea of the Sleeveless Tweed Ponte Dress with Lace, this piece is a great mixture of texture and femininity---and can go from day to night!

My favorite things about fall are…

RT: Outerwear and sweaters! I love the idea of an oversized knit such as a long sleeve v-neck color block pullover paired with a textured skirt like our Textured Flounce Skirt.

Prints are also a must. One of my favorites is our Leopard Peacoat. I love a good animal print and this coat also embodies a menswear silhouette, which is another look I am crazed over for fall.

Neutral pallets are another essential, and should be incorporated every woman’s closet for the season. The Sleeveless V-neck Crepe Top in Pumice is a great layering piece which can be worn with a jacket, chunky cardigan or even alone paired with a skinny jean and boots.

REBECCA'S PICKS:

1. V-Neck Crepe Top

2.  Short Sleeve Lynx Print Top

3.  Embellished “Georgette” Drape Top

4. Texture Flounce Skirt

5. Short Sleeve “Dotty” Dress

6.  Tweed & Leather Shift Dress

7. “White Noise” Double Layer Dress

8. Leopard Peacoat

9. Combo Moto Jacket

10.  Long Sleeve “Stacy” Top

11.  Long Sleeve Chain Sweatshirt

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NYFW Recap: Nicole Miller Spring/Summer 2015

Lola from Copacabana would have adored the vibrant tropical vibes of the Nicole Miller Spring 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week this past weekend. Marked by eye-catching prints with plenty of high-contrast black and white in the mix, the stunning assortment sashayed down an optical black and white runway inspired by the pavements of the legendary Rio neighborhood.

The decidedly feminine collection offered up lots of bodycon silhouettes, ruffled hemlines, pencil skirts, and there was certainly no shortage of cropped tops! Seeing this fun and lively lineup makes us even more excited for spring!

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Images courtesy of Peter Gaunt

 

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Designer Picks: Nanette Lepore

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What were some inspirations for your fall collection?

N: The artisans and craftsman of the world, the breathtaking embroideries in the Met show, my own extensive archive and a lifetime of travels to souks and markets from all over.


Describe the woman you design for.

N: Our woman is sexy and powerful, feminine and taken seriously. She’s the life of the party…she’s the boss.


What are some things that are on top of your must-have list for fall transition? 

N: There are so many great new pieces from our fall collection! The Love Crime Dress is a great desk-to-dinner dress and the print is beautiful. The Interwoven Pullover is perfect for those fall nights you find yourself walking around the city or in front of a campfire. For a classic go-to look with tights and booties, the No Regrets Dress is incredibly flattering.

 

Where/when do you feel your most creative?

N: A trip to Paris or Morocco with my daughter, Violet, is always inspiring. I’m always anxious to get back into the studio and work out the ideas that have been brewing.

 

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner; what are you most looking forward to this time around?

N: We’ve been working really hard to get more runway looks into production so the customer can shop straight from the fashion show.

NANETTE'S PICKS:

1. Mystery Dress

2. Academic Shift Dress

3. Dewey-Decimal Dress

4. Librarian Dress

5. No Regrets Dress

6. Wasn't Me Dress

7. Love Crime Dress

8. Interwoven Pullover

9. Secret Gateway Top

10. Poetry Top

11. Cross Examine Cardi

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4 Ways to Wear Denim on Denim

If you thought double denim was still in the “fashion faux pas” territory, it’s time to take a fresh approach to this modern version of a denim lover’s dream. Gone are the days of the “Canadian Tuxedo” a-la Britney & Justin circa 2001! It’s all about modern pairings and inventive ways to layer our favorite go-to staple.

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1. Svelte & Sleek: Keep the look streamlined and chic by wearing pieces that are closely tailored to the body but not overly snug.

 

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DL 1961 “Amanda” Skinny in Moscow

 

2. Two-Toned: Double denim is easiest achieved by pairing two different washes—or be more adventurous with a pair of jeans that has two contrasting tones.

 

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3. The Denim “Short Suit”: This unexpected pairing is particularly great when dressed up with some fabulous heels or cute ankle boots.

 

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4. Dressed-up Distessed: Give your nights out a dose of relaxed style with an effortlessly cool pairing of a denim moto jacket and modern distressed jeans. Pair with sky-high pumps for the full effect.

 

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Designer Picks: Mara Hoffman

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You’re known for your vibrant, globally-inspired prints and bold hues. Where do you gather inspiration for such amazing and unmistakable designs?

M: Travel is a huge source of inspiration for me. As is nature and the spiritual world.


Speaking of cool prints, any tips on how to pull off the whole mixing prints trend cohesively?

M: If you’re going to mix prints, one tip is to mix a larger print with a smaller print so you’re not competing with two large prints together. It’s also nice to mix solids in!

 

When you go on summer getaways, what are some wardrobe essentials that you always pack?

M: I always pack an assortment of cover ups and colorful sarongs to use as anything from a beach blanket to a turban to a wrap.

MARA'S PICKS:

1. Mara Hoffman Fitted Tank Maxi Dress

2. Mara Hoffman V-Wire Maxi Dress

3. Mara Hoffman Backless Gown

4. Mara Hoffman Easy Dress

5. Mara Hoffman Long Sleeve Fitted Mini Dress

6. Mara Hoffman Poncho

7. Mara Hoffman Cut Out Mini

8. Mara Hoffman Tank Maillot

9. Mara Hoffman Ruched Side Bottom

10.Mara Hoffman Strappy Bandeau Top

11. Mara Hoffman Classic Bottom


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