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Sale Alert: 42 Summer Shoes from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

It’s that time again. The (StyleCarrot partner) Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale during which thousands of items, including over 3,500 pairs of shoes, are discounted up to 40 percent through Sunday, June 4, 2017. That means you have 10 shopping days left, but don’t wait til the last minute because sizes sell out fast.

To make it easier for you, and well, because I like to shop for shoes, I sifted through most of the 3,500 plus sale shoes and distilled the many amazing choices down to just 42 goodies. I tried to include a mix of colors and styles, focusing on  neutrals, though I did through in a few brights. Most are casual daytime looks, but a few heels can play dress up.

While most of my Nordstrom sale shoe picks are summer styles—open toe sandals and plenty of espadrilles, plus a slip on sneaker or two—I also included a smattering of boots, including #7 and #22 Hunter rain boots (because it’s raining today and I desperately need some) and two winter staples—#13 Rachel Comey Mars bootie and #31 Rag & Bone Ashby bootie. Take your pick, but buy one. You will thank me come fall.

I need to make a few other shout-outs. I’m seriously considering the Joie studded bootie for a some fall/winter whimsy. I already own the Dolce Vita Loki Slide, which I actually didn’t include below, but is on sale. It runs seriously wide (go a half size down), but it works fine enough and is super comfortable.

Last year on a press trip to the Vineyard I bought #8 Toms Majorca Perforated Mule which has a chunky, not too high heel. I thought the under $100 price was a bargain, but now at under $55 it’s a no brainer.

I ordered #14 Opening Ceremony Elena Sandal yesterday as a stylish every day sandal when I’m not wearing my incredibly comfortable (but kinda middle aged lady) Skechers slip on sneakers. I also ordered #30 Vince Thalia Sandal thinking it will elevate pretty much any outfit I throw on. I got a pair of distressed marine blue Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Low Tops too.

I was a bit indulgent yesterday. But when you see these and start browsing I think you may just have a hard time restraining yourself too. Let me know what you picked!

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

S H O P P I N G

1 Kork-Ease Pearl Sandal, $94.90 

2 Tory Burch Shaw Fringe Espadrille, $117.25  

3 Joie Lacole Studded Bootie, $226.80 

4 Loeffler Randall Mara Espadrille Flat, $134.98  

5 Alexander Wang Devon Espadrille Flat, $243.75 

6 Bill Blass Calf Hair Niki Mule, $134.9840 

7 Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot, $110.55 

8 Toms Majorca Perforated Mule, $58.77 

9 Tory Burch Sonoma Embroidered Ghillie Flat, $177.55 6

10 Ugg Adley Slip-On Sneaker, $71.96 

11 Botkier Pilar Ankle Strap Sandal, $77 

12 Marc Fisher Vally Lace-Up Platform Espadrille, $89.90 

13 Rachel Comey Mars Bootie, $255.60 

14 Opening Ceremony Elena Sandal, $116.98 

15 Kork-Ease Amboy Slide Sandal, $99.90 

16 Rebecca Minkoff Erika Pompom Tassel Sandal, $65.96 

17 Tory Burch Patos Sandal, $130.65 

18 Splendid Julie Platform Sandal, $89.60 

19 Sam Edelman Patti Ankle Strap Sandal, $69.96 

20 Dolce Vita Casta Sandal, $59.96 

21 Kate Spade Daisy Wedge Sandal, $118.80 

22 Hunter Original Short Adjustable Rain Boot, $110.55 

23 Sam Edelman Lynda Espadrille Slide Sandal, $69.96 

24 Steve Madden Getdown Sandal, $40.16 

25 Loeffler Randall Suze Wraparound Sandal, $176.98 

26 Jack Rogers Whipstitched Thong Sandal, $79.95 

27 Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Lined Sandal, $115.96 

28 Frye Chrissy Sandal, $208.50 

29 Tod’s Platform Derby, $374.98 

30 Vince Thalia Sandal, $176.98  

31 Rag & Bone Ashby Bootie, $314.98 

32 Sam Edelman Verona Espadrille, $31.46 

33 Vince Blake Sandal, $194.98  

34 Steve Madden Fara-S Sandal, $77.96 

35 Sam Edelman Patsy Wraparound Wedge, $79.90 

36 Botkier Anna Sandal, $71 

37 Aquatalia Zaira Oxford, $296.98

38 Charles David Birch Block Heel, $202.46 

39 Rebecca Minkoff Susie Studded Slide, $74.96 

40 Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker, $60  

41 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Low Top, $35.98 

42 Soludos Banana Espadrille Slip-On, $52.99 

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Get the Look: 25 Modern Lounge Chairs

The one piece of furniture I’ve longed for, lusted after, craved, dreamed of is a very specific modern lounge chair—the Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, preferably in creamy white leather, and I think, a white ash shell, though I also love the palisander and walnut finishes. I suppose it would depend on where it lived. At $6,000, it is definitely a dream.

(If you’re in the market, the 15% off Herman Miller sale just started at StyleCarrot partner sites DWR and YLiving. In addition to the modern lounge, you can stock up on Eames fiberglass side chairs and swag leg desk; George Nelson slatted bench, bubble lamps, and that Marshmallow sofa; the Aeron desk chair; and more.)

When I searched for side chairs for our living room, we didn’t have the luxury of considering elongated or flamboyant modern lounge chairs, like the iconic creations of the mid-century masters, such as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair or Harry Bertoia’s Bird chair. Instead, I needed much smaller pieces, and actually found a pair of small scale, mid-century modern Danish lounge chairs on eBay.

Still, I can’t help imagining life with an Eames lounge. I love the Jens Risom too, which is much more reasonably scaled. Here are 25 modern lounge chairs from StyleCarrot partners in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes, as well as a variety of price points.

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

S H O P P I N G

1 Eames® Lounge Chair + Ottoman at DWR.

2 Bertoia Bird Lounge Chair by Knoll at 2modern.

3 Egg™ Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen at DWR. 

4 Platner Easy Chair by Knoll at 2modern

5 Petra Mustard Fabric Armchair at Interior Secrets.

6 Risom Lounge Chair by Jens Risom for Knoll® at DWR.

7 URBN Romi Lounge Chair by Modloft at 2modern

8 Gala Gold Lounge Chair at CB2.

9 Blue Velvet Lounge Chair at Chairish

10 Toro Lounge Chair by Blu Dot at Lumens.  

11 Organic Chair (Eames/Saarinen replica) at Interior Secrets.

12 Maxime Lounge Chair at Jonathan Adler.

13 Yellow Lounge Chair by Design Tree Home at Wayfair

14 Tuulla Chair from Vioski at YLiving

15 Terrano Leather Lounge Chair at CB2.

16 Contour Lounge + Ottoman at Interior Secrets

17 Grey Teak Lounge Chair at Chairish

18 PK20 Wicker Lounge Chair from Fritz Hansen at Switch Modern. 

19 Westwood Lounge Chair at Apt2B.

20 CH445 Wing Lounge Chair by Carl Hansen at Lumens

21 Origami Leather Lounge Chair at West Elm

22 Stern Modern Classic Blue Velvet Lounge Chair at Kathy Kuo Home

23 Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from Knoll at YLiving. 

24 Hans Andersen Home Bishop Cream Leather Lounge Chair by Stilnovo at Overstock.

25 Bower Lounge Chair at West Elm.

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Get the Look: 21 Modern Brass Pendant Lights

Swapping out mundane hardware for more special styles is an easy upgrade that gives a big return. Opting for brass intensifies the results. Who would have thought that the design world’s sudden penchant for brass, especially brass pendant lights, on the heels of it being considered so utterly bourgeois would have such staying power? Brass accents instantly brighten and freshen a space. Doing brass in the kitchen is big.

Gone are the days of the builder’s brass chandelier over the dining table. There is so much good brass lighting on the market. My favorite lighting sites include StyleCarrot partners Lumens, Ylighting, and Destination Lighting, (all of which are having major sale events right now). Let’s look at the 21 modern brass pendant lights I picked out from there and elsewhere.

Modern Brass Pendant Lights For Kitchens & Baths

Modern Brass Pendant Lights For Kitchens & Baths

S H O P P I N G 

1 Tom Dixon Bronze Copper Shade Pendant 

2 Hudson Valley Lighting Colebrook Round Pendant Light

3 Tom Dixon Brass Beat Pendant

4 Krisztian Mecs for Intueri Light Solo Pendant

5 Lee Broom Brass Fulcrum Pendant

6 Corrigan Studio Ballywillin Brass Dome Pendant 

7 Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey Rio Pendant

8 Duotone Cylinder Pendant  

9 Hoyne Brass Pendant 

10 Hudson Valley Lighting Lyons Aged Brass Pendant Light 

11 Felipe Lisboa from Viso Bolio Pendant Light 

12 Michael Anastassiades for Flos IC S Pendant Light 

13 Arteriors Sabine Pendant

14 Dee Brass Pendant Light

15 Ragtime Pendant Light 

16 Goodman Pendant Ligh

17 Pharaoh Pendant Light  

18 Rico Espinet for Robert Abbey Nova Pendant 

19 Kichler City Loft Pendant Light

20 Hudson Valley Rousseau Aged Brass Pendant Globe Light

21 Louis Poulsen Doo-Wop Pendant Light 

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Get the Look: 36 Modern Trivets

It’s true that most of us have stone countertops that can withstand heat, but I think (preferably) modern trivets still have a place in the kitchen.

Not long ago I put a Pyrex baking dish straight from the oven onto our granite countertop. It was wet. The entire dish, salmon included, exploded. Seriously. Exploded.

Many kitchens, including mine, mix countertops, using a different material for the island than for the rest of the workspaces. The ship-like cherry wood countertops on either side of our stove are scorched from the tea kettle. (Not my doing.) I leave a cork trivet nearby now.

And unless you have have a marble-topped Saarinen tulip table you don’t want to be putting hot dishes on your dining table.

Modern trivets. Marble trivets, brass trivets, bamboo trivets, silicone trivets, copper trivets, teak trivets, cork trivets. Yes, please.

Bamboo Trivets Silicone Trivets Cork Trivets Brass Trivets

Teak Trivets Alessi Trivet Modern Trivet Japanese Trivet

Agate Trivet Silicone Trivet Marble Trivet Chrome Trivet Brass Trivet

Cork Trivet Copper Trivet Modern Trivet Scandinavian Trivet

Colorful Trivet Wood Trivet Modern Trivet Finnish Trivet

1 SeaTeak Square Trivet 

2 Blomus Flex Flexible Trivet 

3 Futagami Brass Trivet  

4 Thirstystone Cork Utensils-Shaped Trivet 

5 Majamoo Trivet Set 

6 Joseph Joseph Stretch 100 Expandable Trivet 

7 Spectrum Euro Square Copper Trivet 

8 French Home Olive Fish Trivet 

9 French Home Olive Fish Trivet 

10 Hopeful Enterprise Metal Triangle Trivet 

11 Artek Siena Trivet  

12 Souda Aluminum Fin Trivet 

13 Thirstystone Rope Trivet

14 Alessi Tripod Trivet 

15 Jonathan Adler Agate Trivet 

16 Myria Expandable Trivet 

17 Menu Propeller Trivet 

18 White Marble Trivet Set  

19 Freshware ‘Living Tree’ Silicone Trivet Set 

20 Tom Dixon Brass Bone Trivet 

21 Bower Walnut Duo Server/Trivet 

22 Normann Copenhagen Rainbow Trivet 

23 Japanese Brass X Trivet  

24 Koziol Flame Trivet  

25 Nervous System Bamboo Radiolaria Trivet

26 Skagerak Folding Teak Dish Mat Trivet

27 Alessi Pescher Extensible Trivet 

28 Range Metal Trivet Set 

29 Muuto Groove Trivets 

30 Fermob Oiseaux Trivets

31 Skagerak Folding Teak Dish Mat Trivet 

32 Umbra Pulse Copper Trivet 

33 Hay Rhom Trivet

34 Ferm Living Outline Square Trivet 

35 Areaware Little Big Trivet

36 Fermob Ring Trivet 

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Site Spotlight: Retro Record Players at Rockit

Retro kitchen appliances (those mint green and sky blue Smeg fridges and toasters) aren’t the only old time looks making appearances in up-to-date interiors. Vinyl sales have surged over the past few years, and with that resurgence must come a whole lot of vinyl record players, because while vintage models have an authentic look, they also have an authentic sound, which not everyone appreciates.

Australian webstore Rockit specializes in retro and contemporary turntablesoffering record players styled to resemble record players found in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s from brands that include GPO, Crosley, and Mbeat. The site also sell bundles that come with speakers and vinyl record cases for a complete setup.

Retro Record Players From Every Era Available At Rockit

S H O P P I N G 

1 Crosley Dansette Junior Portable Record Player, $369
The retro ’60s style looks like it came straight from the vintage store. However, this one has dynamic full range speakers and a headphone jack.

2 GPO Go Turntable, $199
You can take this record player with you anywhere, even the beach, thanks to its a built-in rechargeable battery.

3 GPO UK Stylo Turntable, $99
Go back in time like a Brit with this compact, 3-speed turntable with built in speakers,

4 Crosley Player 2 Turntable & Stereo Speakers, $229
This sleek ’80s style record player comes with dynamic full range speakers and adjustable tone controls that allows for you to adjust the sound to best suit whatever type of music you choose. 

5 ION Audio Photon LP Turntable, $209
While you spin the tracks at three different speeds on this dreamy disco-style silver turntable, spinning technicolour LED lights will set the mood.

6 GPO Bermuda Turntable, $449
With its 1960s style, the Bermuda can be used as a stand-alone piece. or remove the legs to create a portable turntable. It plays 3 speeds, has a built-in full range speaker and can record your vinyl to digital.

7 GPO Westwood Bluetooth Speaker, $199
This vintage style speaker will add a huge 25 watts of sound to your vinyl experience. With bluetooth connection and auxiliary in, it’s versatile enough to be used with any device.

8 Crosley Lancaster Entertainment Center, $279
This old-fashioned wooden system plays 3 speeds of records, AM/FM radio, cassette tape, CDs, and you can connect an MP3 player or smartphone.

9 Record Case, $99
Protect your vinyl in this retro inspired record case with soft velvet inner lining and removable lid.

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