Red, White and Blue Picks (Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale)

I took another look at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale over the weekend (#notsuprising) to see what items were still left.  In the spirit of the Memorial Day Holiday I focused solely on Red, White and Blue picks.  The orange adverse will thank me for the reprieve. So kick up your feet (#hopefullybyAPool) and peruse the best of what’s left and enjoy your Memorial Day!  Look for many of these items to appear in a post later this week where I style 3 skirts and 3 blouses … 8 ways.  I’m just waiting for the sun to cooperate to be able to take pictures.  #sendsunshine #prettyplease

The Red Edit

I’m a big fan of the color red.  I like to use it as a statement color to pop against more neutral colors or as a statement piece.  All of these pieces meet one of those criteria. 

Vince Camuto Machila Block Heel – (also comes in Blue and Olive) -I like the edgy studs and the tassel on the zipper.  These are the very definition of statement shoes! If I hadn’t bought two pairs of sandals last week these would be on their way to my house. #thatgood

Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket – If you are looking to make a statement … there is no better way than with red leather.  And there is nothing softer than lambskin. #redhot

Ballet Slipper – Classic and comfortable.  This actually comes in 8 different colors – many with a contrasting cap toe that makes a statement itself.

BOSS Banyra Stretch Silk Blouse – Brighten up any color suit with this workplace staple. #silkstaples

Hugo Boss Vubali A-line Skirt – Words cannot express how gorgeous this skirt is.  Look for pictures later this week on Facebook and Instagram and snap this beauty up before it’s gone. #I❤️Hugo

Kate Spade Bracelet – I own a purple and rose gold version of this bracelet.  Mine is years old … it is that timeless. #statementbling

Sam Edelman Willow Strappy Sandal – Also comes in grey and taupe.  If you want sandals with heels that are comfortable … cork wedge heels deliver (I’m speaking from experience here!!). #walkformiles

BOSS Demida Sheath Dress – This dress was also available in a gorgeous blue.  Walk into a board room wearing this red number and everyone is going to take notice. #bosslady

Palm Blouse – This is actually from Ann Taylor (but also on sale) when combined with the pencil skirt below and the red sandals from the featured image you have  the perfect ensemble.  It also comes in a sleeveless version and petite.

Pencil Skirt – This is also from Ann Taylor (on sale). Combine with the palm blouse above and the red sandals from the featured image for the perfect ensemble. Also available in petite.

Pumps – Red heels can be worn with ANYTHING as a statement shoe (#noreally). These are gorgeous and at less than $70 you cannot go wrong.

Alice & Olivia Off-the Should Dress – If you need a special occasion dress it doesn’t get any more special than this beauty.  On sale for less than $200 (a bargain for Alice & Olivia).

Tory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet Flat – The flowers are adorable. Nothing more need be said. Nordstrom had limited sizes – more sizes available at the Tory Burch website.

The White Edit

White can be a challenge for me. It isn’t always the best color for my skin tone but nothing says summer more than crisp white. #INeedATan

Rebecca Minkoff Isobel Satchel – A white purse just screams summer and a satchel is always classic.

Chelsea28 Dress – I’ve highlighted this beauty in Navy before.  I still probably prefer the Navy one but for those looking for a white dress this is a good! #callingallbrides

Sam Edelman Sandal – Nothing shows off a summer tan better than white … all the way down to your shoes. #IStillNeedATan

Madewell Stripe Tie Blouse – I have a similar sleeveless Blouse I wear all the time.  The tie can be tucked into high waisted jeans or pencil skirts for a more formal look.

White Denim – These are from Ann Taylor – they are my absolute favorite white denim jeans (and I’ve tried more than a few).  Petite Sizes Too.

Vince Camuto Asymmetrical Top – I own this top in white and pink.  It is an easy piece to throw on by itself that requires no tucking and still looks professional.  You can also top with a jacket. #summerbreezy

Square Neck Tank – Another pick from Ann Taylor – I am always a fan of the non-traditional cut.  This square neckline fits the bill perfectly. #notcookiecutter

Tie Blouse – Another pick from Ann Taylor – I showed this on my Facebook page last week in Navy (see the look here).  It can dress up or down. #multitasker

Crop Flares – Ann Taylor again – I have these in Navy and Saffron Yellow but White is the quintessential summer shade.  They also come in petite sizes.

Jacket – Another pick from Ann Taylor – given my seemingly endless hunt currently under way for a white jacket – I am going to give this a try.  It also comes in tall and petite.

Theory Ennalyn Ballet Tee – I recently purchased a navy ballet blouse and the lines and drape are gorgeous and unique. Packs perfectly and pairs with skirts or pants. #soversatile

Faux Leather Backpack – A beautiful alternative to the Minkoff Julian everyone else has. #daretobedifferent #veganfriendly

Leith Dress – I have this dress in Black (see multiple ways to style it here).  I saw the white in the store – lovely and fully lined.

Born Havana Sandals – A perfectly perforated white sandal. Plus, anything named Havana has to be cool. #mojitoInfluence

The Blue Edit

The Blue

Robin Piccone Bikini – This little beauty intrigues me (as does the one piece in the same print).  The bottoms can be found here.  Small and Medium size here. #wontbemodelingthisone

Vince Camuto Leddy Wedge – Comes in black, orange or blue.  There is something very interesting about a ballet / espadrilles hybrid.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Linen Tee  – I generally like my Tees to be taken up a notch.  Linen achieves this perfectly! #tiedetail

DVF Pants – Classic and timeless and wearable every day for work!  Or try the Nordstrom Collection Veloria Slim Ankle Pant for a slightly lower price point. #staple

Theory Tie Tee – Another elevated Tee that can easily dress up or down.  Also available in Black and Rose from Bloomingdales or Black and Ivory from Theory.

Perverse Aviators – The sunglass silhouette that will never go out of style.   Make then unique and NOW in blue.

Lucky Brand Star Shell – This fun casual Tee also comes in red with white stars.  #hurryup4thofJuly

Classiques Entier Open Front Jacket – I would love to find a white version of this jacket – until then Navy will do.  #navyisthenewblack

Classiques Entier Skirt – I ordered this pinstripe beauty last week (along with the jacket).  Look for pictures on Facebook and Instagram as soon as it arrives. #pinstripesuit

Ted Baker Verita Dress – I have a soft spot for Ted and this piece is amazing.  If this is outside your price range the Maggy London Solid Dream Crepe Dress is equally stunning but less than half the price. #twoforone

Tory Burch Marquerite Sandals  – How fun are these for summer?  Also comes in white, in a low heel version or as a two strap version.  If Nordstrom is running out of sizes there were several other places this was on sale.  (Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Tory Burch) #floweredfeet

Vince Camuto Lindel Open Toe Bootie – These also came in black, and taupe.  I like the mix of bootie and sandal with details like perforations and peep-toes.  Zappos also had them for the same price.  These kind of remind me of my Vince Camuto Lavette sandal.  Lovely!!

Tommy Bahama Backpack – A fun beachy backpack that will hold all the essentials and leave you hands free.  Also came in three other colors and Cross Body style. #handsfree

Franco Sarto Fidela Block Heel Sandals – Comes in blue, black or grey.  I also featured these in the Spring Sandal Roundup.  They were definitely one of the favorites. #roundtwo



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