Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale & Favorite Outfits of 2017

Eat, cozy, clean and organize!  That pretty much sums up yesterday! We spent the better part of the day in pajamas, then got motivated to start cleaning up the gigantic mess left by a good Christmas and even organized the playroom, James’ room, AND the toys in the living room!  I guess it’s the big annual clean-up, because we did the same thing last year, but on that day last year, we took down the Christmas decor too.  I think we’ll get around part to that next weekend! I’m not ready to let it go yet- plus, I don’t have the energy yet to take everything down!

I also started browsing the after Christmas online sales with a special eye on the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale with markdowns up to 60% on women, men and kids!  It’s not as fabulous as the Anniversary Sale- but there are still some great deals!  Time to cash in those gift cards, ladies!! #thankyouverymuch



lush v-neck tee

Lush V-Neck Tee  was $24, now $14

This tee is an everyday casual fave that looks especially cute with a mini front tuck.  It fits TTS.

grey peplum top

Peplum Tee (in navy stripe) was $39, now $23

You can never go wrong with a peplum hem, it adds that extra bit of interest to an otherwise ordinary top.

striped boatneck top

Striped Boatneck Top was $39, now $23

I’m a big fan of a boatneck top and this sweatshirt looks cozy and cute with a nod to nautical with the blue and white stripes.

Free People Tee XS was $48, now $28

I always get lots of compliments and “where did you get that?” when I wear this top. I almost didn’t keep it because it fits big, but ended up liking the slouchy, relaxed vibe.

Jen7 black jeans and plaid button down (1)

Plaid Top was $78, now $46

Y’all saw this top recently in my 5 Black Jeans Outfits.  It’s fitted and

I’m smitten with all four tops below- all marked way down!

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Long Sleeve Side Tie was $39, now $23 •  Hoodie with Ruffle Back was $69, now $45

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Halogen

Ruched Tunic was $69, now $45 • Beaded Sweatshirt was $69, now $41

Satin Ruffle Tank

Satin Ruffle Tank was $59, now $35

I’m suddenly feeling like I’d need a spray tan to rock this tank, but I love the satin and ruffles.  Just add skinny jeans, heels and accessories (with a blazer for chilly nights) you’re good to go for a night out!

Zella pullover

Zella Lace-Up Pullover was $69, now $41

Don’t this top look cozy?  It’s a cute touch with the lace up front!

Leggings with black tunic and tall boots #fallfashion #winterfashion 13

Suede Moto Jacket (in black and spice) was $198, now $112

One of my favorite splurges has been this suede moto jacket! I’m pretty sure I paid full price for it (dang!) but you can get it for way less now!

Insulated Jacket

Insulated Jacket was $180, now $89

I’m looking at you, cold weather!  This jacket has a feminine, fitted silhouette and ribbed collar with pockets.  I adore this snazzy neutral color, but it also comes in 3 other colors.

OTK Boots

Over the Knee Boots was $239, now $119

This darling pair of OTK boots has been drastically reduced and the quality is very good on them.  I tried them on during the Anniversary sale and came close to buying them, but I couldn’t buy everything I wanted!

patchwork sweater

OTK Boots was $189, now $79

I did choose this pair that looked slimmer on my frame and I’m super happy with them!  I’m currently wearing them every chance I get!

Fall Outfit Idea - grey skinny jeans with cardigan and red plaid scarf #fallfashion #thanksgivingoutfit #greyjeans

Bootie was $149 , now $89 (and the Taupe “foxy” has been restocked!)

Flannel Lounge Pants was $39, now $23

Christmas pajamas - shorts set

 Merry Kissmas  was $68, now $40 (more styles)

Heart pajama nightshirt

Nightshirt was $48, now $28 (more styles)


And continuing the 2017 recap, the items y’all loved the most (that are still currently available) are:

  1. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigan
  2. Linen Cardigan
  3. LOFT red and white tunic
  4. Burnout Sweatshirt
  5. T-Shirt Dress
  6. Red V-Day Dress
  7. AG Jeans
  8. Crop Joggers
  9. Boyfriend Shorts
  10. Slip On Sneakers
  11. Nike Flyknit Sneaker 
  12. Swimsuit
  13. Seamless Panties
  14. Perfect T-Shirt Bra
  15. Best Strapless Bra

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigan

This one tops my list of favorites finds in 2017 too!  I can’t believe it took me so long to get on the Barefoot Dreams train!  I wear this cardigan both lounging around the house and as another layer outside.  It’s the coziest thing and I love it so much I bought it for my BFFs, Mom, SIL and MIL!  I even bought the leopard throw blanket (20% off now) and my mom got the long robe for Christmas!

Fall fashion - cozy cardigan with dress and booties #Fallfashion

Tank Dress XS • Necklace • Similar Booties 

cozi cardigan jean shorts

Linen Cardigan

This cardigan is lightweight and the longer length is super elongating, even for a short girl! ?  It comes in regular & petite and so many pretty colors! I’m wearing XSP.  Now of course, I want the pale pink one!

jeans long cardigan white tank

Long linen cardigan bootcut jeans peplum tank.5

LOFT red and white tunic

This tunic is adorable and has a red hem detail.  It’s also long enough for leggings. #Yaaaaasss  I’m wearing regular XS.

Burnout Sweatshirt

You guys definitely share my love of cozy and this burnout sweatshirt has that super kitteny-soft inside!  It runs big, so size down for a slimmer fit.

purple burnout sweatshirt

T-Shirt Dress

This little t-shirt dress is incredibly versatile and under $50!  They keep coming out in even more colors, so be careful or you’ll end up with one of each! #butwhoscounting!  See 5 ways to wear the black one here and more ways to style the navy one here.

Black shirt dress under $50.1

Red Dress

This little va-va voom dress was in the running for Valentine’s Day and y’all voted YES for it!  It’s under $50 ? and also comes in black and navy. Fits TTS with lots of stretch, I’m wearing XS.

red dress (1)

AG Jeans

These jeans keep coming in and out of stock, but if you’ve been here long, you know they are my fave for making you look long and lean.  They fit TTS without any gaping in the waist and because they have a raw edge hem, you can trim them to you desired length with scissors.

Patagonia fleece pullover red hunter boots

Fall fashion - cozy cardigan with skinny jeans and cognac booties #Fallfashion

Crop Joggers

These joggers are the ultimate in comfort for running around or just piddling around the house on the weekend.  They are super lightweight with a stretchy waistband, tie waist and zip pockets.  I got lucky and scored the black crop joggers in XXS, but I’m wearing XS in the green and they’re a little big on me.

Black joggers

Boyfriend Shorts

This pair of jean shorts were probably my most worn item of clothing in 2017.  They were just that perfectly worn in short that went with everything during our super hot Houston summer. They were sold out forever, but I saw they just got restocked in a couple of sizes.

jean shorts

Slip On Sneakers

These slip on sneaks have also been worn to death, but they’re still in great shape because the quality is there.  They passed the walking around in NYC test with flying colors and you can wear them with or without socks.

Foods of NY Tour, Brooklyn (1)

Black or rose gold, or these perforated ones!

Nike Flyknit Sneaker 

I became a huge fan of the flyknit sneaker a few years ago when I was running a lot.  When I run at home, I’m jogging on the street or sidewalk, and that can be really hard on your feet, ankles, knees, back, etc.  But, when I started running in these shoes, I felt so much more cushioned. It doesn’t feel like you’re running barefoot or like most of my shoes that feel very protective, but more stiff; this shoe feels cushiony, but still very stable.  It’s my favorite running shoe I’ve tried by far.  The pink are sold out, but the black are still available.

Zella workout


Y’all loved this swimsuit and I do too! In fact, seeing this picture from our trip to New Orleans is making ready for Spring/Summer again!

Becca crochet swimsuit2

Seamless Panties

When I shred the most comfortable everyday panties, y’all agreed! I realize this is a huge personal preference, but I’ve been so unhappy with my undies lately.  For some reason I’m not even sure why- I’m starting to prefer briefs over thongs. TMI I know, but if you can’t talk to your girlfriends about this, then who?!
So, when I was trying on bras, and chatting with the saleslady about how good the Perfect T-Shirt Bra (see below) is, I asked her to show me the best panty in the department that all the women love.  I told her that I’m used to wearing thongs, so I want something that feels great on, but with no panty lines at all- espeically since I wear tight pants and white jeans.
This barely there pair is a brief that is silky smooth and thin, but stays put without digging in.  I really couldn’t believe it when I put them on because they are so soft and light, but they have ‘bonded side’ kinda like a sticky tape, but it’s not sticky, to keep them in place.  I’ve never tried anything like it and they are just so, so good.
They come in two more styles though- a bikini brief and a high waist.  I bought several pair!  They are a definite MUST HAVE.  Totally seamless and no panty lines! ✌

Perfect T-Shirt Bra

Notice how there’s no bra line showing underneath.  Just smooth sailing for miles!! It fits TTS, I’m 34D.  This bra has ultrasoft fabric and is so smooth and seamless!!  It’s the PERFECT t-shirt bra.  The strap width increases with larger sizes.  I honestly could not believe how smooth and supportive this bra is because there is no underwire! Maybe it’s just me, but all of my bras have underwire and that’s probably what makes us want to tear them off at the end of the day.
This one does have side boning, but it’s not at all uncomfortable.  I also like the deeper v-cut that makes it perfect for your wider v-neck tees. I came out of the dressing room gushing over this bra to the saleslady and she said she always recommends that bra too and everyone that tries it loves it!

Best Strapless Bra

Hands down, strapless bra I’ve ever tried!  It stays put and actually keeps the girls up.  With this bra, your wardrobe options open up considerably! I’ve had mine for several years now and it’s still going strong.  I wash it in the regular washing machine and if I remember I’ll take it out and lay it flat to dry, but it’s usually 50/50 that I remember.  This is the bra I wear with anything I don’t want the possibility of straps showing, especially strapless tops and dresses.  You’ll really thank me on this one! Wear it with off-shoulder sweatersdresses, and cold shoulder tops.


And if you happen to be sitting at home in your pajamas today (like we are!) you might want to take advantage of these after Christmas sales from the comfort of your couch!

LOFT • 50% off everything

ANTHROPOLOGIE • Extra 30% sale items

EXPRESS • Additional 30% off sale items!

GAP • 40% Off your purchase online + Extra 20% off

JCREW • Extra 30% Off

OLD NAVY • 20% off your order!


Have a great day, friends!

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Thanks So much fir info.on strapless bra! I have looked+ purchased way too many without finding that perfect one

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