New Site Launch (!!) and My Top Denim Picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Spring 2018 Nordstrom Half Yearly SaleSimilar Blouse (on sale!) • Levi’s 501 Shorts (on sale!) • Ray-Ban Sunglasses

While all the Memorial Day sales have now ended, the Spring 2018 Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is still going strong! I missed out on a bunch of the Memorial Day sales sadly, too much to do in one weekend and I never even got around to checking out the sales. You might have noticed I was a little busy this weekend… because I now have a brand new site!!

I’ve been wanting to switch things up a bit and create a more user friendly site that made it easy to find content and shop. I hope you love it as much as I do! I worked tirelessly on it all weekend to get it up and running by this week and am so happy to finally announce it is live! Let me know in a comment below on what you think and if there’s anything you’d like to see around this part of the Web. I’m always happy to take recommendations on what you’d like to see on the blog, YouTube or Instagram!

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks

Ok, now on to my sale picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale. I’ll be honest, I almost never (and I mean, NEVER) buy items full price at Nordstrom. A) I’m not about to throw down money for something I can buy at H&M or Forever 21. I go through a lot of clothes so it ends up being a waste for me to spend all that money on something I’ll wear maybe once or twice. And B) They have stuff that goes on sale within weeks of going on the website. So why pay full price when you can just buy it on sale? I will preface that with it’s a gamble. Because things do sell out, especially popular pieces from brands like Topshop and Free People.

Denim Shorts

But there are a surprising amount of good pieces still on sale that I had to share. So let’s jump into my faves. Starting with my number one thing to shop for at Nordstrom sales: denim! There are so many Levi’s jeans on sale which if you know me, is like hitting the jackpot. I live and die by my Levi’s (#levigirlforlife). These Levi’s Indie shredded shorts are at the top of my list. And before you judge, here’s why.

I love cut-off denim shorts, but…

“I have to emotionally prepare for the inevitable discomfort that comes with thighs and denim and high waists and crotches and summer heat and also, don’t get me started on friction.” – Amelia Diamond via Man Repeller

 

So that’s why these longer shorts are a must lol. They also have that effortlessly cool look when paired with vintage band tees and sandals, or Soludos. Which by the way, these Soludos classics are also on sale… and in my cart. 😉

But despite all that, I’m still a denim shorts addict. And there are a whole bunch of denim shorts on sale for under $50. #win. I’ve been meaning to purchase this pair of high-waisted washed black denim and now at only $29, they’re being added to the cart. I’m also loving this high-wasted pair with the button-fly (I prefer this over zipper closures – don’t ask me why). These and these (although not under $50) are also solid choices.

Shop Denim Shorts on Sale

Jeans

Ok, now onto jeans. First and foremost. Buy Levi’s before they sell out. Levi’s are expensive now (yes, anything over $50 is expensive to me). So I’m always on the hunt for Levi’s jeans on sale to save some money. Like these! When it comes to anything other than Levi’s I have two points of criteria I look for: high-waisted and distressed. It gives them more of a higher-end feel, which sounds crazy if they’re distressed. I know. But just trust me on this one. These and these are great options under $100. And I’m also adding these to my cart immediately. And don’t forget a good pair of white cropped jeans like these! You can never go wrong with white jeans in the summer.

Shop Jeans on Sale

More Sale Picks

For the non-denim options, there are a few noteworthy pieces that I’ll be scooping up before the end of the sale. This dress is calling my name. It has a very Doen feel to it and I love the subtle, moody floral pattern. Perfect with these sandals (which are also on sale!). I’m also a sucker for sporty striped tees. Well, actually any tees for that matter – like this perfect white tee to wear with shorts. This black one-piece is an amazing finder (under $30!!) and I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this jumpsuit every day this summer.

Last, but not least, the COMFIEST sandals for walking are on sale. I’m serious. If you don’t own these, you’re missing out. They are so perfect for traveling in the summer when you know you’ll be walking a lot. A much better option that super flat sandals. You won’t regret it. Promise.

I would grab these pieces now because the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale ends June 3rd. And let me know if you pick up anything good!

P.S. More budget finds for summer and visit The Summer Shop here!

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