Just In: 12 Shoe Picks From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

As promised I’ve sifted through every shoe in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale . Here are my 12 picks, including summer slip-ons, rain boots, winter must-haves, heels, sandals, and running shoes from Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, Hunter, Toms and other designers.

By the way, did you know that Toms makes real shoes now? I tried a few pairs on when I was on Martha’s Vineyard two weeks ago and they were so comfortable I bought a pair of block heel peep toe mules.  I love them. They look especially great with white jeans.

[show_ms_widget id=”35684472″ image_id=”41532923″ width=”500″ height=”800″]

More deals from the Nordstrom sale >

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”1806400″]

Just In: 10 Decor Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s that time again. Public access to the always anticipated sale at Nordstrom (a StyleCarrot affiliate.) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started this morning. Brand new arrivals for women, men, kids, including clothing, accessories, beauty, and home decor. Here is a selection of home furnishings picks from the sale. Stay tuned for other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale roundups; next up will be shoes.

[show_ms_widget id=”35683607″ image_id=”41531875″ width=”500″ height=”800″]


Just In: The Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Summer is here. For real. Did you forget to buy a cute crop of shorts and fresh tees? Sandals? Pretty dresses are important too. Now’s the time. Here are the best Memorial Day weekend sales, happening right now.

S U M M E R   F A S H I O N 

50% off full price purchase; extra 40% off sale styles.
Code: Summer50

Banana Republic
40% off your purchase.
Code: BRTAKE40

Extra 30% off sitewide; 40% off clothing; 30% off shoes & accessories.

Club Monaco
Extra 30% off sale items.
Code: Warmer

30% off select styles and all sale items.
Code: SUMMER30

Free People
Additional 25% off sale items.

35% off everything.

30% off

Additional 20% off sale items.
Code: MD2016

L.K. Bennett
Extra 30% off sale items

60% off summer favorites & all sale styles; 40% off new arrivals.

Lord & Taylor
20% off up to $199; 25% off over $200; 10% off fragrances.

Up to 40% off; extra 20% off sale items.

Up to 40% offhalf-yearly sale/

Old Navy
Extra 50% off all tees, tank, swim, and shorts.

Rag & Bone
50% off select spring styles.

Rebecca Taylor
Extra 25% off sale items.
Code: EXTRA25



Just In: Join Me at the Northshore Mall

The Boston Globe asked me to speak this Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Women to Watch series they are sponsoring with Simon Malls about women in the workplace. The topic is “Design Your Life to Your Advantage.”

We’ll touch on women’s work topics such as work/life balance (I’m the poster child, right? Blogging at ten o’clock at night), transitioning back to the workplace after maternity or other types of leave, switching career paths, and the like.

I’m not usually inclined to get up in front of an audience (despite my career as a high school cheerleader), but this is a panel of two—interior designer Beth Bourque is joining me—moderated by Boston Globe real estate editor, who I really love.

If you can come I’d love to see you.

6—6:45PM  Networking reception • Nordstrom, Upper Level
6:50—7:30PM  Discussion • Nordstrom Court, Lower Level
Northshore Mall – 210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA
Register here.


Just In: “Thinking Outside the Box for the Ultimate Bathroom” at Boston Design Week

Tomorrow is the first day of Boston Design Week (March 30-April 10, 2016), a 10-day extravaganza meant to increase awareness and appreciation of design in Boston.  There are discussions, showcases, and exhibitions happening all around the city. This seminar looks like it will be particularly useful if you’re working on a bathroom renovation (which I hope to be soon).

WHAT: Perfect Pairings: Thinking Outside the Box for the Ultimate Bathroom
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5th • 6:00PM — 8:00PM
WHERE: Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, 97 River Street, Beverly, MA
HOW: Event is free. Register here.

Sponsored by CUMAR Marble and Granite and Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, in partnership with ASID New England.

Contemporary Bathroom Design WIth Marble & Wood Finishes

Photo by Jay Groccia

Industry experts will discuss the aesthetics of bathroom design including:

• How to choose stone, vanities, and fixtures
• Layout tips for atypical spaces
• The latest trends in color, fixtures, and new technology

Attendees are encouraged to come with questions. Let the experts solve your bathroom style dilemmas.

Event speakers include:
• Carlo Baraglia, Project Manager from CUMAR Marble and Granite
• Mindy Sevinor-Feinberg, Showroom Specialist at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply
• Eric Haydel, President of ASID New England
• Ellie Eisenberger from Chameleon Concepts, who will debut the company’s newest custom vanity innovations

A reception follows the presentation with “Perfect Pairings” of wine and cheese curated by Adam Japko, CEO of Esteem Media, Inc. (New England Home Magazine) and the author of the award-winning blog WineZag.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited therefore advanced registration is required. Register here.


Vanity by Chameleon Concepts