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Melania Trump Styles Navy Shift Dress With Christian Louboutin Pumps

While celebrating a milestone for the Middle East, Melania Trump opted for her go-to shoe style: the classic pump. For apparel, she chose a sold-out Prada filigree-patterned navy shift dress that features a midi length, high neckline, and cap sleeves with a white pattern throughout that matched her shoes. The Italian designer also offers a tie-shoulder style in a similar pattern. It retails for $1,525 and is available for purchase on Farfetch.com.

For footwear, the First Lady chose a pair of her beloved Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps in the white colorway, which, of course, feature the distinctive red sole. The shoes have a white patent leather upper, deep cut collar, pointed toe, and a 4.8-inch stiletto heel with the iconic leather sole. While the style is currently sold out, the black and nude colorways are still available for purchase. They retail for $695 on Nordstrom.com

Her ensemble for

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Discover an Inspired Mix of Styles in This Connecticut Country House

One might find it rather curious that a classically minded interior designer like Matthew Patrick Smyth would leave his beloved 18th-century weekend retreat in Sharon, Connecticut, for a neglected 1970s prefab in the woods. But when he was notified of a price reduction on the listing he had been tracking in nearby Salisbury (Smyth is a self-proclaimed real estate junkie), he didn’t think twice. “I immediately went to see the property and ended up buying it that same day,” says the Manhattan-based Smyth, who also keeps an apartment in Paris. “My friends thought I was crazy, but I needed a change and I wanted the challenge of tackling a ranch house like this.” The 2,200-square-foot residence, originally constructed for a Pan Am pilot by the custom prefab company Deck House (now Acorn Deck House Company), fell into disrepair after having been rented out for years. “The home was a mess,

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How to Mix Styles and Materials in Your Home

Photo credit: Lucas Allen
Photo credit: Lucas Allen

From House Beautiful

Photo credit: Lauren Tamaki
Photo credit: Lauren Tamaki

Suffice it to say, Jamie Drake loves a healthy mix. “I think that any room that is a snapshot of one moment in time, whether it is 1740 or 2020, is a missed opportunity to think about other ages, places, and cultures,” says the designer. A richer, more timeless space can be conjured through a medley of materials (incorporated through mixing styles and eras)—it’s why Drake is always looking for variety in his designs.

“Being a designer is akin to being a painter, just in three dimensions,” Drake posits. “And so when I am working on a scheme, I’m always envisioning how things come together and sit next to each other—just as any great painter might be, say, working with a palette of primarily blue and wondering, Where do I put that one splash of red, just to shake

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9 Home Decor Styles That Aren’t Sold Out

Trust us: There’s no better time to spruce up your home than the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is live for only a few more days.

In addition to deals on lingerie, women’s apparel, activewear, leggings, jackets, loungewear, skincare, shoes and on-trend sneakers, the massive shopping event is full of discounts on home items including bedding, bath accessories, candles, pillows, wall art, rugs, luggage and chic pet clothing.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your comforter or replace your kitchen knife set, do it now while you can save big. A lot of items at the Nordstrom sale — Diptyque candles, Barefoot Dreams throw blankets, The White Company picture frames — make great gifts, too.

Normally held in July, the sale is beginning a little bit later than usual this year due to safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. After weeks of

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