The Best of Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale


Happy holidays! In case you didn’t hear, our favorite after-Christmas/end-of-year sale, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, starts today — we’re talking up to 60% off on bestselling brands, plus an extra 25% off select sale items (through 12/29). From our closet-staple cashmere turtleneck sweater to designer denim and even our favorite AllSaints Balfern leather jacket (this one’s worth the splurge), we’ve got you covered with our editors’ top picks.

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Starts Today! Our Fave Fashion, Beauty & Home Deals

Level up your shoe game: You may remember these rag & bone sneakers from the #NordstromAnniversarySale…well, they’re back and an extra 25% off in three retro-chic colors. Otherwise, scoop up these tall boots to wear with dresses and skirts, a pair of Dr. Martens with rave reviews (Jess has and loves them), or these fab yet walkable heels in a gorgeous pop of blue for a more fancy option.

If nothing else, our fave Levi’s Ribcage jeans are a steal for under $50, this Farm Rio top is Julieta’s latest obsession, and Kat’s favorite puffer coat of the season is 20% off.

More editor faves on sale at Nordstrom below, plus more end-of-year sale coverage here. Happy shopping!

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Scotti | Laura | Kat | Amy | Julieta | Jess

Scotti’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Good American Rib-Knit Tie-Waist Dress (also in a long-sleeve version, also on sale!) – I love everything about this dress! It’s comfortable, flattering and perfect for curves — and over 65% off!!

TWO: AllSaints Balfern Leather Jacket – My favorite thing about this leather jacket is that it looks good open or zipped up…and just gets better with wear! 

THREE: French Connection Cardigan – 40% off this camel color that’s absolute perfection — I love wearing this as a shirt over my favorite cami

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Laura’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Madewell Perfect Vintage Jeans – These are just super-comfy, slim, straight-leg, easy-to-wear jeans. They have stretch, would work with winter boots, and are on sale for under $90. TTS. Wearing a 28. similar sweater | Vans

TWO: Caslon Mock-Neck Cotton-Blend Sweater – This is one of the sweaters from my recent try-on, and it’s a great go-to top with a cute neckline. It’s on sale for under $40 in a few pretty shades, including a deep teal. TTS. Wearing a small. jeans (29) | boots

THREE: Sam Edelman Viv D’Orsay Pumps – LOVE these so much. They have a walkable heel height, are comfy out of the box — even for this gal who doesn’t wear a lot of heels — and the color is even more gorgeous/luxe in person. They’re on sale in other shades too! TTS. coat | bag | jeans | sweater

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Kat’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Alice + Olivia Tamiko Convertible Halter Top – This year I’ve been a big fan of Alice + Olivia and purchased quite a few of its pieces. I’ve really loved its collections and had a serious crush on all the pretty and vibrantly colorful pieces. The same was true for the Tamiko convertible top, which I both wore to NYFW and styled so many ways throughout the summer. 

TWO: Avec Les Filles Water-Resistant Hooded Puffer Jacket – I’m sure by now you all know that Avec Les Filles is my favorite brand for winter coats, and my absolute favorite winter puffer of the season is on sale!!! I written posts about it and featured it on our YT channel too! Gahhh, it’s just so good!

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Amy’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Free People The Way Home Shorts – One of my favorite pairs of running shorts is on super-sale in a happy yellow. They’re just as cute of an option for any casual look in warm weather (no exercise required), and have a built-in liner to make you feel super-covered and comfy. The waistband is very cinching and contouring, which is epic, but you might consider sizing up one if you are straight through the middle like me! 

TWO: Free People Adventure Awaits Fleece Jacket – Legit one of the warmest, softest, most luxe fleece jackets I’ve ever worn, and it’s on sale in a few colors (I’m eyeing the Peach Champagne color). It has a soft jersey lining on the inside that feels like your favorite blanket and a hood that can easily be snapped off (wearing a medium)!

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Julieta’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Free People Bell Song Sweater (more colors) – I love my cashmere sweaters, but sometimes I need an interesting knit pattern, and this sweater is gorgeous. I layer my Uniqlo ultra-warm HEATTECH shirt under, and I’m good for the cold. Also in the picture: My beloved Joe’s Mia jeans, which are also on sale. 

TWO: Dr. Martens Audrick Platform Chelsea Boot – Gosh…the five-star reviews sing praises about these boots: They don’t need a break-in period and are some of the most comfortable Dr. Martens out there. I was so influenced that I just ordered them. 

THREE: Too Faced Mini Eye-Shadow Palette Only $14! This palette will work for day and night, and I’m obsessed with the reddish pop of color.  

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Jess’ Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

One: Veronica Beard Taylor High Waist Rigid Wide Leg Raw Hem Jeans – These were my favorite jeans from this year’s Nordstrom sale, and I cannot believe they’re still in stock. I know Julieta and Shana are both fans of these jeans as well. 

Two: Dr. Martens Sinclair Booties – I have these ankle boots in black and love them. But at the time I bought them, I had no idea they come in white too. I would’ve definitely chosen to buy the white because my favorite easy way to make a statement look is with chunky-sole white boots. 

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