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10 Must-Buy Items from Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale

Nordstrom has certainly been busy so far this year. They dropped Ivanka Trump’s brand and opened up a K-Beauty pop-up. Now the department store is drawing attention again with its annual half yearly sale. Not sure where to start? Shop these sweet discounts below.


1. Sun and Shadow Washed Cotton Bell Sleeve Top (on sale for $23 from $39): This bell-sleeved top can pass for business casual if you pair it with slacks, but also transitions easily to happy hour.

2. Hinge Tie Front Cover-Up (on sale for $29 from $49): Cover-ups are a must for your tropical beach vacay. This little number adds interest to your look with pretty blue and red detailing.

3. Rag & Bone Leather Card Case (on sale for $75 from $125): We dare you to find a trendier way to tote around your cards and cash this summer.

4. Leith Stretch Knit Midi Dress (on sale for $42 from $69): Pockets are always useful, but they’re an extra bonus on a cute dress like this one. Plus, the stretchy fabric makes it even more comfortable.

5. Via Spiga Sunset Suede Sandal (on sale for $105 from $175): This ankle-tie pair have a slight lift without having a heel, so you can walk around comfortably all day long.

6. St. John Collection Swarovski Crystal Cocktail Ring (on sale for $57 from $95): This blingy statement ring is a welcome addition to any hand party.

7. Levtex Mamasté Apron (on sale for $13 from $26): Cook in style this summer while wearing this flirty apron. Mamasté, indeed.

8. Shiraleah Small Pineapple Aluminum Container (on sale for $29 from $42): Hide your loose trinkets in this stylish fruit. Maybe soon you can take that much-needed vacay to Hawaii.

9. Levtex Lisbon Round Throw (on sale for $42 from $69): This throw comes in an unusual shape, but it’ll look super chic when you lay it strategically on your sofa — promise.

10. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado (on sale for $24 from $29): The cult-fave formula gently nourishes the sensitive area around your peepers.

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Shea can be found in the nearest bookstore or brewery, exploring the great outdoors, or blasting Led Zeppelin. She grew up in the cold and rain of Northern California's redwoods but is currently wandering around Texas.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)