Zappos Blogger Secret Gift Exchange

& Symbol Gold Necklace from Zappos

you guys! i just had the most fun experience! in partnership with Zappos, i had the opportunity to be paired with another blogger in a secret santa gift exchange! it was SO fun! Zappos is the best place to find gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season, so it is no surprise that i LOVED the gifts from my paired blogger – the adorable and totally stylish Kaelah from the clueless girl’s guide!

for starters though, let me tell you the gifts i picked out for Kaelah. i wanted something bold and striking in color and design and also knew that she only wears dresses (no really – check out her site! she is freaking adorable.) – so after much debate i decided on THIS DRESS and THESE SHOES. i can’t WAIT to see them on her! i’ll update the blog with a link to her post as soon as i see it live so you can check it out. i mean those shoes are to die for right?!!! Zappos has tons of shoes to choose from so it took a while to get just the right one… but to be fair i also got a bit side tracked in the jewelry & accesory section and picked out a few things for others on my holiday list as well – i’d tell you more but i’m pretty sure they will read this blog entry…. #spoileralert

so i’m sure you want to see what i got right? Kaelah was spot. on. i love the shoes, necklace, and clutch that she picked out! i paired them with a fun patterned tight, leather skirt, polka dot blouse and emerald green cardigan for a pop of color. i love mixing prints in a subtle way – i thought the tights and shirt were a fun way to do that. here are a few pics!

Outfit Inspiration - Black leather Knee length skirt paired with patterned tights

Zappos Black French Connection Clutch

& Symbol Gold Necklace from Zappos

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cute huh? the necklace it the perfect length & the shoes were surprisingly comfortable. it was so fun to see what someone else views as your style – i realized after we were paired together in this gift exchange that i don’t have a ton of photos of my personal style on the site, so Kaelah had her work cut out for there – and she did an amazing job. but fortunately, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if she didn’t – Zappos has a pretty unbeatable promise to their customers: fast, FREE shipping, a 365 day return policy, and world class customer service. so go get your holiday shopping ON!

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  1. PERFECT! You look so cute love them all!

  2. You have such a great sense of style! Love how you brought all the pieces together.

  3. I LOVE this outfit, Mindy! You are so cute! Your accessories are perfect — that necklace is darling!

  4. LOVE the look and those tights are perfect!

  5. laurie rudolph says:

    You look great…a.little different from usual in both color and texture. And your friend was right on! I guess that’s why movie stars have stylists; they get their customers out of their comfort zones. That said, you’ve always already had great taste and you’d look good in a potato sack and no make up. I’m going to check out Zappos too.