The Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale happens, you guessed it, twice a year. The first sale is in May/June and the second sale is today! What I love most about the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale is all those goodies that you decided to wait on in case someone gifted them to you, or skipped because you needed to allocate your budget to others are mostly on sale. Another perk of the Nordstrom Half-Yearly winter sale is that people start returning gifts right away, so those sold out items you loved and missed could come back in stock.
What To Skip At The Half-Yearly Sale
I had Chinese food recently for the first time in ages. I opened up the fortune cookie, expecting some timeless wisdom. It said, “Do not buy something just because something is on sale.” The cookie has spoken. Do not, under any circumstance, buy something just because it is on sale. You know what’s cheaper than something not-that-great on major sale? Not getting it.
I also recommend you skip buying heels over 3 inches and the Kendra Scott jewelry — there’s nothing special there this time.
What To Get At The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale
There are some fantastic basics, statement pieces, and winter wonders I am delighted to share with you. If you want designer deals, the time is now. If you want a good price on a great pair of booties, girl, I got you. I came up with this list by looking back at what I purchased for myself and my clients this month, picked out my favorites, and checked to see which ones got marked down. We hit the jackpot and a lot of the sizes are still available, but order as soon as possible to ensure you get your size. I am sure you already know, but everything sells out so fast.
Akris Punto Stripe Merino Wool Sweater
This Akris Punto Stripe Merino Wool Sweater was the favorite purchase of a client I worked with this week. It goes with almost everything. This sweater is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks 5th Avenue.
Vince Stitch Front Seam Leggings
These Vince Stitch Front Seam Leggings are the dream work pant. You will love how they flatten your stomach. Pair them with pointed toe flats or heels. These pants are available at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
Vans x MoMA Claude Monet Authentic Sneaker
Nic + Zoe Urban Plaid Tank
The Nic + Zoe Urban Plaid Tank is a flattering Zoom-friendly work top that pairs with almost any color pant or skirt. It can be worn tucked in or left out. This tank is available at Nordstrom, Amazon, Zappos, Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus.
Blondo Valli 2.0 Waterproof Bootie
This is one of my go-to waterproof booties for clients. Cuff your jeans with the Blondo Valli 2.0 Waterproof Bootie and you’re good to go. These booties are available at Nordstrom, Zappos, and Amazon.
Madewell 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans
The Madewell 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans are one of the most flattering pairs of green jeans around right now. Get your regular size, and a size down to compare. They run a bit big.
Madewell The Rosie Ankle Boot
Spiritual Gangster Essential High Waist Leggings
The Spiritual Gangster Essential High Waist Leggings are one of my favorite printed leggings available right now. These leggings are available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, and Zappos.
Nike Air Max Up Sneaker
I am all about the athletic shoes these days, and these baby blue Nike Air Max Up Sneakers are calling my name. I am logging 73,000 steps a week right now — I need all the shoes I can get. These sneakers are available at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Revolve, and Nike.
Machete Kate Hoop Earrings
I am obsessed with acetate earrings. They are lightweight, versatile, and fresh. And these Italian hoops by Machete are both stunning and of excellent quality.
Madewell Fringe Hoop Earrings
This is a client-favorite earring. If you want a lightweight, playful pop of color in your ear, enjoy the Madewell Fringe Hoop Earrings.
Madewell Tiger Stripe Enamel Huggie Hoop Earrings
I love the retro resort vibe of this Madewell printed huggie hoop. It’s one of those interesting earrings that feels especially nice to get on sale since it’s not your usual look. These earrings are available at Nordstrom, Madewell, and Zappos.
Chaser Floral Face Graphic Sleep Tee
This fun graphic tee by Chaser is great for tucking into jeans or lounge pants. It also looks great under a denim jacket or blazer.