The Best of Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale


Hey gang! If you’re as excited about the end-of-year sales as we are, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is a big one (up to 50% off through Jan 2!). And, per usual, the good stuff sells fast. If the thought of looking through twenty thousand items makes your eyes cross, we’ve got you covered.

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Is On! Here Are Our Top Fashion, Beauty & Home Recs

At the top of the list: save big on cashmere. S loves this flattering cashmere crewneck (it’s a shorter length, but not cropped) — sustainably made, and on sale for under $100. And if you haven’t scooped up our team fav cashmere turtleneck, it’s currently 40% off and the perfect for everyday wear with jeans and joggers.

Let’s talk boots! If you’re all-in on the chunky boots trend, S is eyeing up this pair. If you’re more of a tall boot/OTK kinda gal, these boots still have a similar lug sole but with a chic, tall stretch shaft. And, if you’re looking for a classic chelsea boot, these are waterproof and under $50.

Now’s a great time to stock up on some beauty favs, like a hydrating lipstick in a TME fav color or this lightweight CC cream (a daily go-to). And I’m curious about this foundation with thousands of rave reviews…

More top picks below! Happy shopping…

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Shana | Linzi | Laura | Scotti | Amy | Meredith | Julieta | Em | Kat

Shana’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Reformation’s Cropped Turtleneck Sweater (s) – This sustainably-made sweater is great with high-rise jeans (I always layer it over something else so I don’t get cold), but looks especially good over dresses, thanks to the juuuust-barely-cropped length. It’s made from recycled cashmere and has the most amazing drape (check out THE SLEEVES). The full color range can be found here, but Nordstrom has the lilac in stock for 30% off.

TWO: Reformation’s Cashmere Crew (s) – Another sustainably made, 100% cashmere sweater (70% from recycled cashmere), this is another of my longtime favs. To see exactly how it fits (and why I think it’s one of the most flattering sweaters around), check out the quick video I made comparing basic cashmere crews. Bottom line? This Ref one is a GOOD one.

THREE: Levi’s 501s (pictured on the right) – You guys are likely sick of hearing me wax poetic about Levi’s 501s, but they’re still my favs. And while my exact wash is no longer in stock, Nordstrom does have a pair that are the same COLOR, but without the crazy amount of rips. The distressing is there, but just barely. They’re basically the cold-weather version of the jeans I’m wearing. I like to size up one size – I’m wearing a 27.

Shana’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Linzi’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Cashmere Turtleneck – I am SHOCKED this TME fav turtleneck is still stocked at this price. SUCH a good everyday cashmere and still available in multiple colors. I particularly like the striped for a ski layer, as well as with denim or joggers. 

TWO: Laura Mercier Primer + Setting Powder – A great time to stock up on high-quality beauty, and my go-to primer is on sale.

THREE: Faux Shearling Puffer – So excited to see in person—just ordered. SUCH a good looking interesting coat at an incredible sale price.

Linzi’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Laura’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Bernardo Textured Faux Fur Jacket – Incredibly soft and luxe and under $100. Another outfit-maker. True to size for wearing over sweaters. Wearing an XS here but wishing I had snagged a S. 

TWO: AllSaints Moto Jackets – I know I’m a broken record talking about these jackets, but they are so incredibly soft and one of those forever closet, outfit-making pieces. Grab them on sale. TTS for wearing over regular tops, size up for wearing over sweaters/sweatshirts. 

THREE: Levi’s 501 Ripped Straight Leg Jeans – My favorite blue jeans. They break in beautifully and become that pair you just reach for all the time. Size up if you want a little more comfy fit when they break-in, TTS for a fitted look. This wash I have in a pair of cutoffs and it’s classic and perfectly faded but not too light. 

Laura’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Scotti’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Ottoman Tunic (in CASHMERE) – I love the fit of this not-quite-a-turtleneck Free People sweater, and when I saw that the cashmere version is also on sale (40% off!) it was an easy decision. (The Aquatalia boots are also on sale, and they’re some of my favorites because they’re sleek and stretchy and water-resistant!)

TWO: SLIP Silk Pillowcase & Laundry Bag Set – I had NO idea how great this pillowcase was until I used it…it’s worth every penny (and yes, it’s better than a satin pillowcase), especially at 30% off!

Scotti’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Amy’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE:Free People Boyfriend Cashmere Hoodie – This one looks amazing paired under vests, I purchased my normal size (medium) and love the loose + comfy style.

TWO: Free People Stripe Cashmere Sweater – The first sweater that made me appreciate cashmere, I love how it drapes (the long sleeves are my fave) and it’s perfect for both leggings and jeans (runs oversized, I purchased my true size for that style). 

Amy’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Meredith’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: AllSaints Elle Sweater – This was one of my fave #NSale purchases. It’s so versatile and lightweight. TTS: I’m wearing a large. 

TWO: Levi’s Wedgie Fit Straight Jean – I did extensive research to find “my Levi’s.” The Wedgie fit are my go-to jean. TTS: I’m wearing a 30.

THREE: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater – Seriously considering ordering this in another color. Excellent price and super cozy. 

Meredith’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Julieta’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation – I’m finally taking the plunge and trying this foundation. I’ve heard amazing things about it and the reviews say the same. I’m getting the 06.5 for my medium warm skin. 

TWO: Blondo Dagger Waterproof Boot – I don’t have a photo of these, but I got them for my stylish MIL and they’re stunning. The higher shaft works great with all hems, you’re protected form water and will look chic wearing them. 

Julieta’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Em’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Apotheke Candles and Fragrances – I’ve waxed (ha) poetic about these candles before, and right now there are several fragrances deeply discounted in the sale. The seasonal scents usually sell out before they have the chance to get marked down, so I’m starting there. (Both the Charred Fig and the Black Cypress are so good.) And the Charcoal scent is a perennial fave – the price on this bundle can’t be beat.

TWO: Melleya Over The Knee Boots – Chunky OTK boots have been on my to-buy list for a few months now (based on how often I wear my high-shaft Chelsea boots, I know they’d get loads of use) and these are the perfect price point. Also love the “tortilla” color too (though not sure how I feel about that name for footwear…) Whoa – also just noticed that the white + brown versions of my exact Chelsea boots are marked down 40%…what.

Em’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

Kat’s Top Nordstrom Sale Picks

ONE: Bala Power Ring – I love all of Bala’s workout tools and the Bala power ring is one of my absolute favorite. If you want a few tips on how to use it, watch this video of my top ten moves using the Bala Power Ring

TWO: Barbour Ashover Raincoat – The exact Barbour jacket I am wearing is only available at Nordstrom rack, but it is on sale and well stocked in plus and available in straight sizes too! I also am head over heels for this Barbour long puffer that is a part of Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale! 

Kat’s Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Edit

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