What to Buy at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Well, this post is going up super late today, but one of the biggest sales of the year just launched so I wanted to get it to you as soon as possible!

Not to be confused with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is coming up in July, the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is a clearance sale. There are lots of good deals on spring and winter items as they clear the racks for new summer styles, but inventory does move fast so don’t wait around to check out.

I noticed some good Caslon pieces on sale, so if you’re in need of casual summer essentials, they’re worth checking out. I also found a bunch of shorts and sandals on sale, and there are some good basics if you need bras and underwear. I ordered this wireless bra to try.

And don’t forget the guys. I just picked up a new pair of swim trunks for Paul and this Under Armour UA Tech™ T-Shirt for David. I rounded up all of those and more of my top picks below.

What to Buy at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Caslon Cotton Blend Twill Shorts (60% off) // These are good classic shorts, and they come in tons of colors. I find them to run a bit small; if in doubt, order two sizes and return the ones that don’t fit.

Caslon Tie Sleeve T-Shirt (up to 40% off select colors) // This is a nice top for those who like some upper arm coverage. The fabric is very lightweight and breathable, with a relaxed fit.

Caslon Knit Hoodie (up to 55% off select colors) // If you live in a more temperate climate, this stripe hoodie is perfect for pairing with jeans or shorts in the spring/summer. It has a more fitted silhouette, but the fabric is soft and stretchy and more forgiving than you might think.

Treasure & Bond Ruched Side Sleeveless Dress (up to 33% off select colors) // This dress is a classic in the Nordstrom lineup, and for good reason. It is so flattering and pairs easily with sneakers or sandals. Throw a denim jacket on top for an extra layer. I like to size up to a medium in this dress.

Good American Good Classic Bootcut Jeans (20% off) // I love this silhouette and I’m so glad to see it making a comeback. These jeans have a nice high rise that holds in all the fluff, and they’re the perfect medium blue wash. The raw hem makes them easy to adjust to your ideal length.

Joe’s Jeans The Ozzie Distressed Cutoff Denim Shorts (30% off) // These easy cut-offs have a 4″ inseam, and they have just enough stretch to be comfortable but hold their shape. They’re true to size, or size up if in between.

Joe’s Jeans Frayed Jean Shorts (30% off) // These frayed cuffed jean shorts have a 5″ inseam — the perfect mid-length for most women. The denim is substantial, but still soft and stretchy enough to be comfortable all day. They’re true to size, or size up if in between.

Sam Edelman Bay Cutout Slides (up to 25% off select colors) // These sandals are really comfortable for a flat slide, and they come in a bunch of colors.

Sam Edelman Naomi Sandals (up to 40% off select colors, including this Pewter) // These sandals are so comfortable, and they have pretty good support for those with finicky feet.

Marc Fisher Paxton Slides (40% off) // These aren’t supportive, but they’re super cute, and the leather is very soft and comfortable. You may need to size up half in these.

Baublebar Threaded Bead Hoop Earrings (20% off) // I love these bold hoops for brightening up my summer looks. They’re lightweight and also come in black.

Those are just a few of the items that caught my eye. I rounded up even more below, and I’ll add on if I see anything else I think you should know about.

Shop the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

As always, when you shop at Nordstrom, you get their free shipping and free returns. And don’t forget about their BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.

And if you aren’t already a Nordy Club member, be sure to sign up so you can start earning points toward Nordstrom Notes when you shop. You also get to enjoy exclusive perks like members-only access to sales, offers, and events — like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is just around the corner!

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8 thoughts on “What to Buy at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

  1. I just noticed the sale when I got the Nordstrom email this morning. I had already ordered the Joe denim fray shorts per your request the other day. Hope they fit. They should be here any day. I wondered what happened to you this morning. I always check your post when I’m doing my bible study in the mornings. Was hoping nothing was wrong. Yes…. Such a tragic thing that happened in Texas yesterday. I can’t imagine what those families are going through. I just was with my friend last week on the 4 th anniversary of her son taking his life. I know the grief she went through and still does. I don’t think you are the same after loosing a child. I’ve been praying for these families since I heard. I did need to keep the TV news off this AM and went for a walk. The birds were chirping and the sun was peeking through. 🙂

    1. Kathy, thank you for your meaningful words; I, too hoped everything was ok. We need God back in our homes and schools and hug our children everyday.

  2. By the way, I have had the Sam Edelman Bay sandals for couple of years and they are super comfortable, might have to try those SE Naomi ones in the pewter like yours Jolynn, love the thicker soles. Thanks for all your tips!

  3. Thank you for your post! I just purchased the Bay Sandals from Nordstrom last week and when I saw your sale alert, I requested a price adjustment on and had it within five minutes of seeing your post!

  4. Hi! I love the blue and white sweater you are wearing with the white cotton shorts in the first photo. Do you remember where it is from? Thanks!

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