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Get the Look: California Coastal Serving Trays

I hope you read yesterday’s post about Style Carrot’s partner in design Serena & Lily. One more time: The Serena & Lily Thank You Event  is a huge opportunity to save 25% on everything you love. The only exceptions are sale items, gift certificates artwork, and bikes. Just use code THANKFUL at checkout.

Since Serena & Lily is serving up big savings—its biggest sale of the year—here are six Serena & Lily serving trays in seagrass, caning, and laminated birch, along with other California coastal style serving trays in natural fibers and blue & white schemes. It’s the perfect time to stock up for holiday season entertaining (or just get a jump on summer).

 

California Coastal Serving Trays Rattan Seagrass Blue & White Tabletop

 

S H O P P I N G 

1 Bedford tray, Serena & Lily

2 Granada tray, Serena & Lily

3 Westwind toile tray, Serena & Lily

4 Aerin shagreen tray, Neiman Marcus

5 Priano tray, Serena & Lily

6 Tava tray, Pottery Barn

7 Whitewash tray, Macy’s

8 Ikat tray, Williams Sonoma

9 Spinnaker tray, Serena & Lily

10 Regal Monkeys tray, CB2

11 Sandbar tray, Serena & Lily  

12 Rattan tray, World Market

13 Round mango wood tray, H&M

14 Skeete tray, AllModern

15 Dana Gibson Parsi tray, The Well Appointed House

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Get the Look: RBG’s Statement Necklace

It was picture day for the Justices, and true to form, The Notorious RBG chose a stunner to embellish her robe. Ruth Bader Ginsburg dons the Pegasus necklace from Stella & Dot.

The jewelry site touts the piece has been seen on Kathie Lee Gifford, Kim & Kourtney Kardashian (do they each have one or do they share?), and Shay Mitchell. Time to update that description folks.

The $198 statement bib necklace is made from intricate gold feathers hand sewn in India to silk organza cascade. I think I need one. Will the sellout be as swift as a Kate Middleton L.K. Bennett nude pump or Meghan Markle Club Monaco dress? Not taking the chance.

RBG Feather Necklace From Stella & Dot

RBG Statement Feather Necklace Supreme Court Photo Nov 2018

Pegasus Necklace statement feather necklace at Stella & Dot

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Get the Look: Our Cape Cod Patio Refresh

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I am lucky that I get to spend summers on the Cape. Even luckier that I work from home, which means I can work at the beach, on the sofa, or if the weather is just right, on the patio.

We have a couple of really solid teak chaise lounge chairs that we bought years ago when we lived in D.C., which have held up beautifully. But the hunter green umbrella and navy cushions, never looked quite right, so I took this opportunity from Wayfair to update the outdoor patio decor.

Wayfair Summer Living Cape Cod Patio Refresh

The starting point of the new color scheme, is the new turquoise color market umbrella. Our exterior windows are actually this color (for real), so it is a really fun touch.

I swapped out the cushions on the teak chaise lounges for  neutral grey ones. (There’s also an upstairs deck with an old lounge that desperately needed a cushion – we went with a pale green/blue spa color up there.)

Tired of the hard-lined geometric trellis patterned outdoor throw pillows, I opted for more organic shape patterns, as well as global-inspired patterned throw pillows.

Finally, some new planters add structure and color that ties back to the flowers along the rail. Given we’re on the Outer Cape and not California, I didn’t go for the full-on outdoor room thing, with a rug and lights. Because, seriously, thunder storms are just too frequent. It’s trouble enough to drag the cushions indoors.

The patio looks really cheerful. Now, if only the mosquitos would disappear.

Wayfair Summer Living Cape Cod Patio Refresh

G E T  the L O O K

Get the Look Summer Living Patio Refresh

 

S H O P P I N G
1 Nine-foot Market Umbrella

2 Indoor/Outdoor Chair Cushion

3 “My Happy Place” Outdoor Lumbar Pillow

4 Tall Fiberclay Planter

5 Sunbrella Chaise Lounge Cushions

6 Janus et Cie Concrete Pot Planter

7 Two-Tone Plastic Pot

8 Golden Gate Outdoor Throw Pillow

9 Mudcloth Geometric Outdoor Throw Pillow

10 Abstract Outdoor Throw Pillow

11 Don’t Be Catty Outdoor Lumbar Pillow

12 Modern Metal Side Table

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Get the Look: 20 Dresses Under $500

It’s the season of graduations, weddings, and cocktail parties out on the patio; you know you’re going to need at least one new summer dress. I always feel much less stressed buying a new dress at the beginning of the season, when there are plenty of sizes and styles, and more importantly, no real stress to find something.

Here are 20 summer dresses, all under $500 (many much less expensive than that), appropriate for celebrating in balmy temps. A number of these summer dresses can be easily dressed up or dressed down, depending on your footwear and accessories. I’ve included a number of silhouettes appropriate for varying body types, and tried to avoid the abundance of flounces that are everywhere this season.

Selections include affiliate links to pieces from StyleCarrot sponsors, but are all my own choices.

Shop For Summer Dresses Under $500

Dee Elly / 2 Cefinn / 3 Equipment / 4 Pixie Market / 5 Reiss

Shop For Summer Dresses Under $500

7 Reiss / 8 Pixie Market / 9 Julia Jordan / 10 P.A.R.O.S.H. / 11 Alice and Olivia

Shop For Summer Dresses Under $500

12 Vince Camuto /13 Maggy London / 14 DVF / 15 Joie / 16 Cos

Shop For Summer Dresses Under $500

17 J.Crew / 18 Draper James /19 Ted Baker / 20 Azalea

 

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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

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots
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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