Our Guide To Nordstrom’s 2023 Memorial Day Sale (Its Half-Yearly Sale)


Good news! Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale (or its Memorial Day Sale as we like to call it) has just started. As we head into summer, we’re looking for key wardrobe pieces, and this Nordstrom sale is the place to snag all of our favorite brands at a sweet little discount.

We’ve been scouring the sale all afternoon (408 pages, NBD), and we love the edit we’ve ended up with. Our editors are sharing sale finds they have (and love!), plus a few new things that caught their eyes.

Best Of The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: Free People, Reformation, STAUD & More

At a high level, we always appreciate a great Stylish Comfort Shoe find here at The Mom Edit, and according to Shana, these p448 sneakers are basically orthotics. Thanks to their perfect little platform, S tends to reach for these sneakers the most. (Anddddd they’re cute, AND they’re on sale.)

And can we talk about this absolutely stunning dress Julieta found? WHOA. Show up to anything this summer in that. We’re obsessed.

If you’d like a quick punch list, here are some of the most exciting finds of the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale:

Now, for the rest of our sales goodness. Happy (almost) long weekend, everyone.

Oh, and hey! When you’re done here…head on over to our Memorial Day Sales Cheat Sheet. It has the details on allll the sales, all in one place.


Shana | Scotti | Laura | Julieta | Em | Amy | Jess | Anne

Shana’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks


1. p448 Cancun Sneakers – If you do nothing else, snag the sneaks. I’ve been wearing them to walk miles around Philly, and the fact that they feel like orthotics is a big reason they’re getting so much use. Also, the extra height from the platform is appreciated, so they work with a few pairs of jeans I’ve hemmed for low heels, too. Highly recommend.

2. Stance socks – my kids (and husband) have been wearing Stance socks for years, primarily because these socks have outlasted every other brand we’ve tried. And they’re cuuuute, too. Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly sale has a bunch of pairs on sale (both kid and men’s sizes), including Stance’s no-show socks (my husband’s favorite).

Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

Scotti’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks

  1. Caslon Linen-Blend Pants: I love these pants so much, I bought them twice — once when I was eight months pregnant, and then again after I went back to my previous size. SUPER-comfy and perfect for summer (especially as an alternative to shorts!). (The top I’m wearing is $20 and runs big — I’m wearing an xs here!)
  2. NYDJ Linen-Blend Trousers: OK, apparently I love linen pants — but these are definitely a dressier cut and the perfect white pants for summer. The fabric is thick enough that they aren’t see-through, and the fit is awesome. They run about one to two sizes big… I’m wearing a 2 here and am normally a 6/28. (My top is also on sale in select colors!)


Laura’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks

  1. Caslon Track-Style Linen Pants: I’ve loved these babies for years now, and they’re on sale for under $40. They’re so good — drawstring waist, cute hem at the ankle. Don’t size down like the site says, if you have a booty like I do. Wearing medium petite. SO freaking easy + cute. My go-to summer pants. similar blazer | sneakers
  2. Reformation Mar Linen Midi Dress: I’m doing a Ref try-on, and while this dress doesn’t fit at the top for me, it’s gorgeously made. If you have a regular-length torso and aren’t super-short above the bust like I am, this dress would probably lay beautifully on you! And it’s on sale! I tried an 8.


Julieta’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Picks


1. Free People Ruched Open-Back Dress (S) – I recently ordered this dress for store pickup, and after trying it on, it came home with me. I love the fun color, sexy back and forgiving fit.

2. P448 Cancun Sneakers: The sneakers I wish I’d never returned. They’re now on sale in a gorgeous beige/white color. Stylish and so comfortable.


Em’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks


1. Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt: My very favorite (and I mean VERY FAVORITE) basic tee, on sale in the light gray for under $10! Everything is right on this: the sleeve length, the scoop neck, the pocket, the whisper-light weight. (Wearing the white here, which isn’t on sale but is $19 at full price.)

2. Open Edit Wear-Two-Ways Knit Midi Dress: Love that you can wear this dress two ways, with the V in the front or back — and what a steal for $30. And longer dresses are perfect for summer here, where it’s not really all that summery at all. Ha. Quite a few colors, but black would be the most versatile to style. (I’d pair it with the platform slides I put in my picks below or high-top Converse.)


Amy’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks


1. Vuori Sunrise Crop Tank – One of the comfiest tanks I own, you can scoop up the color Chestnut in the sale for over 30% off! The wide straps are my favorite because they balance out my broad shoulders, and the tank is fitted while not being clingy. TTS, I’m wearing a large.

2. Joe’s The Stellie Straight-Leg Jeans – These look EPIC for summer: a perfect light wash, a casual chewed hem (my fave), and slight distressing details that make me want to wear these everywhere from weekend markets to summer getaways.


Jess’ Nordstrom Half-Yearly Top Picks


1. Rag & bone Logan Distressed High-Waist Jeans – These are one of my most-worn pairs of wide-leg jeans in my closet. I love the medium-blue denim dye and distressing on the jeans. They look so flattering as well!

2. This beautiful STAUD Cutout Dress – I cannot resist mentioning this STAUD dress that is 76% off. Yes, that’s right, 76% off! That means it’s over $265 off! It’s, like, the perfect dress for summer events. I’m in love with this gorgeous bright and colorful mini dress.


Anne’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Picks


1. Good American Good Icon Faux-Leather Pants: Good American has quite a few styles on sale as part of the Half-Yearly Sale, and this is one of my favorite brands for pants. Good American clothing fits curves really well and offers a large size range. I size up from my normal size 14 to a 15 in Good American for the best fit.

2. This cotton sundress from Madewell is simple but beautiful. I’ve been picking up quite a few beautiful dresses from Madewell lately and have been really happy with the design and quality of its items.



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