The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: The Best Workwear for Women in the 2018 Sale

nordstrom half-yearly sale for women 2018I’ve been getting sale alerts for days, and it finally occurred to me: the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is here! (It officially started this morning, but they started marking things down a day or two ago.) The dresses for work are the main attraction, I think — SO MANY GOOD ONES UNDER $100! — but there are also a bunch of nice blazers on sale. Specific brands of note: there’s lots to love in the sale from Hugo Boss, Boden (!), Tahari, HalogenTheory, Equipment, DvF, Kate Spade New York, and Lewit. Some of these finds may be a little party focused, but if you’re on the hunt or have a very feminine style they sales may be for you: Ted Baker, Maggy London, Adrianna Pappell, and Eliza J.

Good deals on underthings from NatoriHanky Panky, Chantelle, and Spanx – and great deals on workout items from Zella and Beyond Yoga.

One important note: things are selling out quickly in the sale — so if you find something you really like that’s in stock and in your size, you may want to check out quickly rather than let it sit for an hour (or day or two). I inevitably shop for myself while I’m doing these sale roundups and heard sad trombones a few times when things I wanted sold out while they were sitting in my shopping cart, so I just made a few smaller orders instead of one big one.

Anything we’ve previously featured that is now on sale (and still in stock) is tagged here.

Some particular picks for workwear from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale of 2018, after the jump…

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Peplum Suit Jacket

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Happy Wednesday! Today’s pick is a great peplum suit jacket at Saks. It’s certainly affordable at $137, down from $275, and considering the discount, it has a pretty good range of sizes still in stock. To me, this looks like just the kind of blazer to keep in your office. It’s probably not going to be confused with too many suits that you have, but it also has a little personality and feminine feel to it while remaining very conservative. Check out our recent post on how to wear blazers with dresses — and we’ve also talked about how to buy a blazer to keep in the office. This certainly looks like a good one if you’re on the hunt. Peplum Suit Jacket

A plus-size option is available at White House Black Market.

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale has begun! From now through June 3, you can save up to 40%. We’ll have a roundup later this morning, so stay tuned!

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Hudson Dress

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I always like a good notched neckline — it’s less tricky than a straight V-neck (too high, too low, too gapey) but almost universally flattering. I like to stick with round-shaped necklaces like pearls or tiny station necklaces, but that’s me; pendant necklaces can also look great. The gray color here is nice and I like that it comes in sizes 00 to 20W (it also comes in black but in less sizes). It’s $175 at Of Mercer.  Hudson Dress

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Coffee Break: Wallaroo Scrunchie Sunhat

best sunhat for women according to the readers!I’ve taken sun protection very seriously since around the time my first son was born — I’m not sure if pregnancy made my skin more vulnerable or what, but what seemed at the time like adorable “I’m pregnant!” freckles have turned into darker spots that are distinctly less adorable. In short: Wear a hat and sunscreen! (I’ve seen readers debate the need for sunscreen if you work inside all day, in which case you may want to just grab a hat if you find sunscreen annoying — but as I’ve been having fun getting more into skincare this year it’s worth noting that some of the chemicals, face masks, etc., that are popular now leave your skin extremely vulnerable to the sun. One of my OTC night products warned that it had “reservoir effects” and therefore you should wear sunscreen for a full week after you discontinue use. Wow.)

Readers have recommended this big, packable, UPF-50 hat as good for travel, and I think it looks great whether you’re just going for brunch with girlfriends or heading to the beach to settle in with your new novel. They’re $30–$50, both on the Wallaroo website as well as on Amazon; note that they also make one for smaller heads.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Wow: these espadrilles have more than 100 great reviews at Nordstrom, and come in about ten colors — if you’re looking for height (4″!) with a walkable heel (2″) these might just do the trick. I like more earthy colors with espadrilles, but that’s me – they also come in a bright cobalt and fun yellow, as well as a shiny gold — there are also several beigey shades and a black. (Pictured: olive.) They’re $149, and available in sizes 5-11 and Nordstrom, Amazon, and Zappos.  Alida Espadrille Platform Wedge

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: The Work Pant

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I know readers constantly sing the praises of their ponte pants and comfort-waist, pull-on styles, and I love my pair of Eileen Fisher pants as much as everyone else does who raves about them — but still, sometimes you want a pant that feels distinctly different from pajamas, particularly for work. I recently bought a pair of Everlane’s uber popular “work pant” and was thoroughly impressed, particularly for $50 — they look like leggings in the picture but the fabric is crisp and substantial, but comfortable. The ankle pants are very close-fitting, as pictured — so know your office. The pants seem to be constantly out of stock, but if you put your name on the waitlist (and act fast when the email comes to tell you they’re back in stock) you should be good. (I live in their U-neck t-shirts for the weekend, and have heard great things about their loafer as well. Ah yes, and this week they launched a $100 wrap dress that looks like it could be great.) Pictured: The Work Pant (ankle length) (they also come in full length)

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