Top Picks For the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Sales, Shopping / Saturday, December 30th, 2017

I may be thousands of miles away right now, but I can’t help it – The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is going on back home in the U.S., so I had to take a peak at the selection. As usual, there are thousands of pages of items online, so I’m rounding up my top picks! I’ve included items that I already have and think are worthwhile (especially at these promotional prices) as well as new items I’m planning to add to my closet. Take a look below!


Steve Madden – Gabbie Thich High Boot 

Original Price: $129.95 – Was: $99.90 – Now: $77.96 (40% off)

Mini review: I highly recommend these thigh high boots! I purchased these last week at a higher price as a last minute grab before I left for my trip, and they have been great to have so far! The low 2″ stacked heel is comfortable for walking while the thigh high style is great for going out. This has been a solid pick when going to to grab drinks/dinner and walking to the metro station here in Hong Kong. The suede shaft itself is rather narrow, which keeps the boot from falling but does make it a bit tricky to put on, especially if you’re wearing pants. I sized up by half a size (normally wear a size 6 but got a 6.5). Check it out here


BP. Rib Trim Long Cardigan

Original Price: $49 – Now: $29.90 (35% off)

Every closet needs a staple long cardigan to quickly throw on. I really like this in the beige oatmeal medium heather color. I would recommend to size down.  Check it out here

Leith Easy Circle Cardigan

Original Price: $75 – Now: $44.98 (40% off)

This might be the winning pick that I add to my closet! I love the rounded hem, which gives the sweater a nicer silhouette, especially to help better frame my petite stature. Plus, the pink adobe is a great way to stay neutral but add a bit of color to an outfit, especially as spring approaches. Again, I would size down. Check it out here

BP. Twist Hem Tee

Original Price: $29 – Now: $18.90 (35% off)

I like how this top literally puts a twist on a basic piece (pun intended haha). This is cute by itself, but I’ll probably find myself wearing it under one of the long cardigans featured above. The page says true to size, but I’ll size down to an XXS. Check it out here

Elly Wrap Dress

Original Price: $49 – Now: $29.40 (40% off)

This is a great versatile piece that you can dress up or down. I like that the flowers add some color, making this a good transition piece as the season changes. The wrap style is also very easy to throw on and comfortable to wear. Pair it with heels for the office or throw on a leather or denim jacket for a more laid back look with booties. Check it out here

Leith Bell Sleeve Sheath Dress

Original Price: $69 – Now: $34.50 (50% off)

This is where trendy meets smart! The navy color, stretch crepe material, and tailored cut make this office appropriate while still incorporating this season’s fun bell sleeve. This would also make a great outfit pick for any upcoming graduations in the Spring. Check it out here

MAC Snow Ball Prep + Prime Fix+ Kit

Value $36 – Original Price: $20 – Now: $15 (25% off)

I’m quickly ordering before it sells out again. Over the past few months, MAC fans have been seeing this well-loved kit come and go due to its popularity. It’s fun way to try out a MAC cult favorite in 3 different scents: coconut, rose, and lavender. Luckily, I’ve heard that these scents will soon be available in full size, but I prefer this kit of travel-friendly sizes. Check it out here

MAC Glow Kit (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Value: $90 – Original Price: $59.50 – Now $33.75 (40% off)

This is quite a beauty bargain!  This set includes an Extra Dimension Skinfinish in either the shade Beaming Blush (my pick) or Doublegleam, a mini strobe cream, and a MAC 127 split fibre  brush. Thus brush alone is normally $35. The Extra Dimension Skinfinish is a buildable highlighter that can also be used lightly for an all-over glow. Check it out here

*Pro Tips: As usual with Nordstrom, keep checking back online if the size/color/item you want is out of stock. Nordstrom does a wonderful job of refreshing their site frequently during these sales, so there is a chance your item will become available again. Also, don’t forget to maximize your savings by taking advantage of any promotions through your credit cards. For example, for those without the Nordstrom card, I believe the Chase Freedom card is offering 5% cash back on department store purchases.

Happy shopping! What are your picks for this sale?




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