The Best After Christmas Sales: Time to Spend Those Holiday Gift Cards!

Greetings, and happy Boxing Day! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration yesterday, or at least some time off to relax and recharge.

For those who had to work, thank you for your service, whatever that may be. I’m sure you get used to it, but I always feel bad for my friends who have to work on a major holiday.

I took yesterday completely off — didn’t even turn on my computer, although I had planned to send out a Merry Christmas post. Since that didn’t happen, here’s a picture if our holiday photo card. I wanted to share it with you all.

I plan to take most of today off as well, as we have a few family members visiting later on, but The after-Christmas sales started last night, and they are pretty stellar, so I’ve got my usual roundup of top picks for you today.

If you have cash gifts or gift cards to spend, this is a great time to reference my Winter Wardrobe Essentials and pick up a few things to freshen up your closet as we head into the new year.

What To Buy With Those Holiday Gift Cards

SIZING NOTES: As a reminder, I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds; and I typically wear a size 6 or 28 pants and jeans, a small tops, a 6 in dresses, and a size 8 shoe.

Nordstrom // Half Yearly Sale

Where to even begin… it seems like the entire store is on sale!!! Okay, so first, some of my top picks from things I’ve worn or have in my own closet, and then I’ll do a shopping widget with even more things to consider.

Let’s start with boots and shoes! These Franco Sarto Asti booties are 61% off and still pretty well stocked. Size down half in these; I have the 7.5.

The Vince Camuto Gradina is under $100. I have the Tuscan Taupe, but the Tortilla Suede is fully stocked, and it’s a great color as well. I have another pair of booties in that color. I had to size up half in these; I have the 8.5.

My UGG Quincy boots finally went on sale. These are SO cozy, but size up half. I actually went with the 9, but I think they’re too big. The 8.5 would have been better.

Moving on to sweaters… the Halogen cashmere is all 50% off, and they restocked!

I ordered the turtleneck in black and camel. It’s such a classic winter layering piece, or it can be worn alone with skirts or pants for work, and jeans for casual everyday living.

Here’s a picture of me wearing the grey. It’s TTS and cut pretty generously, but you can size up for a slouchier fit. I’m wearing the small here.

I also have and love the v-neck; I have black and ivory.

And I had the crewneck in camel for several years. I finally retired it last spring, but you can get two to three seasons of regular wear out of these. For cashmere under $50, you can’t beat it.

If you want to go up a level in the Nordstrom cashmere brands, this Nordstrom Signature cashmere v-neck is gorgeous. I have it in both black and olive, size small. Shop all Nordstrom Signature sweaters on sale.

And then there is this Chelsea28 cowl neck sweater, for under $50. It is not cashmere, so great for those who are allergic. It’s a soft and spongy knit, and has a shorter boxy cut to it.

And another Chelsea28 favorite, this oversized v-neck sweater has the perfect slouch factor and it’s a soft, fine gauge knit. (A few other colors avail HERE.)

These jeans are also on sale, with very limited sizes available. There are more sizes in this very similar style, but they’re not on sale.

This is kind of random, but I noticed the AllSaints Emelyn Tonic Tee is restocked in all sizes and 20% off! I love this grey tee; I wear it a ton in spring and summer.

Yikes… not the most flattering of me, but I like how it shows the details of the tee. I have the size small. The black and white are also 20% off.

There are some good deals on coats too. The Vince Camuto denim jacket I wear all the time in spring, summer, and fall is 40% off. It’s TTS; I have a small.

And this leather jacket with the removable hood is back in stock, and still 40% off!
I have it in the small, but it’s a tad snug in the shoulders. If you run between sizes, or have broad shoulders or bigger arms, you may want to size up.

My The North Face parka just went on sale for 33% off. I snagged this coat at the #NSale last summer, and it’s my go-to for our coldest days.

The black is gone, but the olive green and silvery grey are nice options. TYI, I sized up to a medium in this.

And my The North Face quilted jacket is 25% off. It’s TTS; wearing the small.

The white seems to be sold out, but it also comes in black and navy. Here it is in the black — I was wearing the medium here, but I kept the small in the white.

The grey AG Farrahs I wore in this post are 40% off. I found these to run small. You may want to order two sizes and send back the ones that don’t work.

And these are probably my favorite AG Farrahs. I find these to run true to size, and they’re also 40% off!!

Love that chewed hem. The inseam is 28″ so take that into account. They work great for me with flats and heels, but I have to cuff with booties, and I find them a bit too long with sneakers.

Nordstrom Rack // Clear The Rack: Extra 25% off Clearance

There are some really good deals on sweaters here, and I’m sure other things as well, but these are what caught my eye…

This Vince ribbed mock neck sweater that comes in that pretty Aria color is now $121 down from $365. I have it in the ivory, if you want to see how it fits. (TTS; wearing a small)

This Vince textured funnel neck sweater is a gorgeous thick and cozy knit. It also comes in blue; it runs TTS with a generous fit. I’m wearing the small.

And this step hem turtleneck is a classic piece. It also comes in burgundy. TTS; wearing a small.

Also, this navy cashmere hoodie from the #NSale 2019 is 55% off. I love the thinner knit and relaxed fit with the sporty hood.

This Vince mixed cable turtleneck is similar to the one I tried during #NSale 2019, and it’s 62% off. I love the mixed cable patterns.

An I also noticed this rib knit crew with the lettuce edges. It’s TTS with a body con fit; wearing a small.

Here are those and a few more I noticed. I just ordered this ivory ribbed v-neck by 360Cashmere. I have one of their sweaters from last year, which I got on a super sale at the Rack, and I love the quality and how soft it is.

Talbots // Red Hanger Sale: Save Up To 60% Off

This sweater dress is one of my favorites from Talbots this season, and it’s marked $49.99 — down from $159!

I love the rich russet for fall, but the navy is a great neutral to have all year ’round.

This beautiful fair isle sweater is $29.99 down from $84.50, and it’s still fully stocked. It fits TTS; wearing the small.

I would wear this well into February, plus it’s a classic you can bring out for the holidays year after year.

And this classic black and white stripe turtleneck sweater is just $29.99 as well!

I ordered this coat in the black, and here are more good deals from Talbots:

Athleta // Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 60% Off

This Essence space dye flow top is super cute on, and it’s $44 down from $59.

I got this balaclava for Christmas, and I can’t wait to take it out for a test run this morning. It’s only 25 degrees here right now!

Here are some more good deals from Athleta:

A Few More Random Mentions

Abercrombie has savings of up to 50% off, plus 20% off your total purchase. Their sherpas are super soft and cozy.

And this Vince sweater just went on an even deeper markdown at Gilt — $147 down from $445. It’s TTS; wearing a small.

I’m sure there’s a lot more, but I think this hits the highlights. I’m going to sign off here and spend the rest of the day with my family. Have a great Boxing Day!

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