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On-Sale Spring and Summer Staples To Round Out Your Seasonal Wardrobe

May 23, 2018

On-Sale Spring and Summer Staples To Round Out Your Seasonal Wardrobe

Above: my J.Crew jean jacket is marked down at both Nordstrom and J.Crew!

Hi friends!

Thanks for your patience in my post delay today 😛 I had such a crazy day yesterday (that ended in such a fun girls dinner to celebrate Blair’s birthday at Coda Di Volpe) that I wasn’t able to get a head-start on it like I would’ve liked ? There are SO many sales going on right now, but most notable is the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale! So many amazing finds are marked down–they have a really good selection this year and I’m very impressed! I spent all morning rounding up some of my favorites below, as well as some highlights in the last section! I hope this helps you navigate all the great deals a little easier! ?

On-Sale Spring and Summer Staples:

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks:

One of the biggest sales of the year, and includes 40% off on so many items for women, men, and kids! Here are some of my favorite picks from the women’s sale: 

My favorite jean jacket: My J.Crew jean jacket is marked down at both Nordstrom and J.Crew! Runs TTS but if you prefer it to be a little oversized, I’d size up.

This shift dress

I talk about it ALL the time and I own it in two colors, and now you can snag it for $29! You’ll wear it to everything from work to bachelorette parties, dinner dates, vacations, and more. Just buy the dress! 

More on-sale dresses

If you’re in the market for a dress for a specific occasion, this wrap dress would be the perfect go-to “going out” dress that is sexy in the most under-stated way! It would be perfect for a bachelorette party or an upcoming trip to Vegas or Miami. I also love this sweet off the shoulder midi dress–it’s so simple but makes a statement in the best way–the yellow version reminds me of Belle! This satin slipdress is also amazing for any formal occasion you’ll attend this summer and is only $35! Speaking of weddings, I’m obsessed with this marked down J.Crew ruffled number–it would work for both cocktail and black tie! This pretty green wrap dress would be versatile for so many occasions–including work!

Summer blazers

Blazers are having a moment right now, and I’m ALL about it. My white J.Crew summer blazer is on major sale! I love the striped pattern of this one, and the double-breasted qualities of this one (love that it comes in white!)–both come in several colors! Wear it over a shift dress for work or a baby shower (ahem, the one above would work nicely–see how I styled it with a blazer in this post!) and pair it with a slinky camisole, wedgie jeans (also on sale! Size up!) and strappy heels (this amazing super versatile nude pair is now marked down!) for a night out.


You guys know how much I love a good bathrobe, and this beautiful floral silk version is marked down to just $34! I love these in the summer for getting ready (you don’t get too hot either!) This satin short PJ set ($35!) is also the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and this PJ set (also marked down to $35)looks SOO comfy, too!

Soo much denim on sale:

Levi’s Mile High Skinnies are marked down in a really cute light color, as well as a distressed light version if you’ve been wanting some lighter jeans for summer! This pair of Wedgie jeans is discounted too, which rarely happens! I’ve also got my eye on these dark cropped straight-leg Paige jeans. I love Paige and I really like how these are cropped and straight-leg, but they’re still dark, so you get the slimming effects of the dark denim but the updated, on-trend cropped leg, too! They’re the perfect in-between!

Lot’s of denim shorts on sale too! I especially love this $42 pair that has a button fly–not too short, just right!

Work pants:

If you’ve been dying to switch up your work wardrobe for summer–J.Crew’s “seasonless stretch” trousers are on-sale ($47!), and I love the olive and greyish-purple which are a nice mix-up from the usual black or navy! Also, these adorable Wayf trousers are now only $35!

Other seasonal staples:

This striped button down would be great for the office, but also super cute tied up with jean shorts, or thrown on as a cover-up over a bikini for vacation! This Madewell chambray dress would be ideal for travel, brunch, or walking around the city on a casual summer day! This flutter sleeve dress would be a great choice for almost anything this spring or summer–it’s the perfect length, has a pretty flutter sleeve and would look just as cute with heels as it would with flats or sneakers! It would also transition well into fall with a pair of OTK boots!


There are some really cute styles on sale–these Marc Fisher Wedges are similar to the ones I own and tons of sizes are still available! These will go FAST so get ’em soon! These Steve Madden sandals are also marked down and are the perfect “barely there” nude sandals–great for weddings too! These Sam Edelman caged flat sandals are also SO cute and make the perfect amount of statement!

Other great sales happening right now:


Lot’s of really cute markdowns right now in their sale section! There are a lot of good deals under $100 and they have a ton of Free People on sale and a great selection of BB Dakota sale items, too!


40% off shirts, dresses, and more! Listing a few favorites below!


Up to 50% off! Even includes new arrivals!


20% off dresses with code PRETTYPLEASE

More hand-picked sale highlights:


Linen Dress: $34 

This little sun dress is the cutest and will look adorable with heels, flat sandals, or sneakers! It’s the perfect versatile piece for a summer wardrobe.

Paige Margot High-Waist Cropped Straight-Leg Jeans: Now $133 (33% off!) 

I love Paige jeans and I really like how these are high waisted, cropped and straight-leg, but they’re still dark, so you get the super slimming effects of the dark denim but the updated, on-trend cropped leg, too! They’re the perfect in-between if you’ve felt that the latest denim trends are too “trendy” for you!

Linen Blazer: Now $38 

This is the perfect summer staple for the office! Pair it with a silk blouse + office pants, throw it over a dress like this one (also on sale!), or rock it on casual Friday with some cute jeans for a low-key, yet still professional look.

Woven Mules: Now $62 

I’ve been seeing these EVERYWHERE and I think they’re so cute. They’re the perfect summer slide–cool enough to wear in the heat but the closed toe makes them perfect for in-between weather, (and airplanes, too!)

Wrap Dress: $26

Every woman needs a “I have literally nothing to wear” dress. This is an ideal “goldilocks” dress for several reasons–it’s sexy but tasteful and appropriate everywhere–the sleeves paired with the shorter hem mean its perfect year-round, and the wrap design is super flattering on so many body types. It’s perfect for everything from a Vegas trip to a dinner date. And it’s $26!! (Comes in several colors!)

Wrap Skirt: $24

I love this little wrap skirt! It comes in so many colors/patterns. It looks like the perfect length (great for the office if your office isn’t too strict with dress code!) and perfect for brunch, showers, etc!

Polished Flats: Now $53! 

I know a lot of you guys have been searching for the perfect polished flats for summer weddings, travel, graduation parties, etc, and I think these are PERFECT! I love the neutral-rose-gold color and they have 5 star reviews for comfort!

Double Breasted Linen Blazer: $44

Okay I couldn’t choose between this one and the other one so I included them both–haha! I love this one (it comes in white and a natural tan color) and it’s lightweight but will still protect you from that chilly office AC. It looks great for work but equally as cute for a night out!

The Little Red One-Piece: $34.80

BOOM! Finished! Finito! I found the perfect one piece. That’s it. Game over. I mean, what more can you want out of a one-piece bathing suit? Not too matronly, not too scandalous, and the perfect amount of sexy while still being classy. And THE PRICE!

Button-Fly High-Waisted Jean Shorts: $42

These are soo cute–not too short, a versatile medium wash, and high-waisted, so they’re insanely flattering all around!

Striped Tank Dress: $19 

This easy tank dress comes in so many colors is is the ideal breezy summer one-piece to throw on over a bikini or to pair with a pair of summer wedges for a cute casual night out.

My Favorite Jean Jacket: $65 (40% off!) 

My J.Crew jean jacket is marked down at both Nordstrom and J.Crew! Runs TTS but if you prefer it to be a little oversized, I’d size up. I truly wear this jacket at least 3 times per week and it looks so cute with everything from dresses to t-shirts (and yes, you CAN wear it with jeans!)

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