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Fabulous Friday: Eleanor’s New Kicks!

Posted by: Maggie

Eleanor’s old converse were getting a bit small and super beat up, so last weekend we went and got her a brand new pair! She asked for pink shoes, so we found her the most awesome pair of hot pink chucks! I’m completely jealous and want a pair for myself!

Happy Friday friends!

Fabulous Friday: Zappos.com

Posted by: Maggie

This week I ordered a pair of shoes from Zappos.com. I’ve been a fan of Zappos for a while. While I think that the site needs a makeover, it’s not the most attractive, stylish looking site, I love the ease of shopping on their site. I have some pretty specific needs when I shop for shoes. I wear a size 5 which can be pretty difficult to find. A lot of brands start at size 6 and a lot of stores only carry shoes starting at size 6. I also can’t comfortably wear a heel higher than 3.25 inches. What is great about Zappos is that they let you search by size, style, and heel height, among other search criteria. They also have free shipping and free returns. Which means that you can treat them like any shoe store. Order a pair, try them on, don’t like them or they don’t fit right, just send them back for free and order another pair!

But, while all of these are fantastic reasons to shop Zappos, this is not why I’m devoting a Fabulous Friday to them. As I said, I ordered a pair of shoes from them this week. I needed a pair of shoes that are both super comfortable and cute to wear to the wedding I am second-shooting for Amy in April (where I’ll be on my feet for at least a 10 hour day). I did a lot of research on various discussion boards online, and got some good recommendations. I found the ones I wanted easily on Zappos (I’ll post later on the shoes themselves to let you know how they work out) and I was able to read a number of good reviews on Zappos itself.

Anyway, I ordered these shoes Tuesday at 4pm and chose the standard free shipping of 5-10 days or whatever it is. Shortly after ordering, I got an email that said that I was getting a complimentary upgrade in shipping, and not only that, but the shoes and been packed and were being shipped right away! The shoes arrived the next morning at about 10am. That is only 18 hours later. I got free shipping and they arrived in less than a day. And this is the second time they’ve done this for me, for no reason! Just because they have fantastic customer service!

You rock Zappos! They are all about customer service, and when they say they “Deliver WOW Through Service” they mean it! Love those guys! You can read more about their unique company culture and values on their site here.

p.s. I saw the CEO on Oprah a few years ago, the guy is young and brilliant, and it sounds like an amazing company to work for!

Fabulous Friday: Hello, Fall Cardigans!

Posted by: Maggie

I was so excited to get two new fall cardigans from Ann Taylor Loft last week, and they were on a really great sale so I got them for a very reasonable price. I just love a good cardigan. So lovely, and feminine and versatile. They look great belted on top of a collared blouse with a pencil skirt for the office and even better with just a camisole and a pair of jeans for the weekend.

Sorry for the poor picture quality. I don’t have a tripod so I couldn’t get any good shots myself. I had to wait until Josh was home in the evening and the lighting in our apartment just sucks for taking pictures. But I think you get the point–two cute new cardigans. And I look fairly skinny in them which is always a plus. I love that they are v-neck too. Those large chested women out there know how essential a v-neck is in a sweater to keep you from looking big and boxy and uniboobed.

Here are a few more cardigans that I’ve been coveting, but can’t possibly ever afford (especially the amazing Marc Jacobs with that fantastic plaid ruffle detail, uggh, love it too much):

Starting top left going clockwise: Banana Republic’s Extrafine Merino Ruffle Cardigan $79.50; Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Maxine Cardigan @ Nordstrom $328; J. Crew’s Cashmere École Colorblock Cardigan $168; The Gap’s Striped Cardi $49.50

p.s. Alek Wek (in the banana republic cardigan) is my favorite model EVER! She’s so gorgeous and has the longest legs in the history of long legs. Just look at this picture here. Her legs make my legs look like deformed stumps. She looks like she could outrun a car with those long legs. I can barely outrun Eleanor with my stumps.

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