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12 Trendy Pieces to Buy at Nordstrom’s Annual Half-Yearly Sale

If you somehow managed to walk away with money in your pocket even after the huge Net-a-Porter, Barneys, La Garçonne and SSENSE sales this week, then you’re in luck, because Nordstrom is getting in on the discount action. Their annual half-yearly sale started yesterday and will run through June 4. Unlike the others, this one is more friendly on your wallet. With affordable labels like Topshop and Madewell as well as designer brands like Gucci (which is rarely on sale) and Manolo Blahnik, most pieces are up to 40 percent off. The selection is huge, so we narrowed it down to our favorites. From a crisp white bodysuit to a slinky slip dress to an off-the-shoulder top Michelle Obama would love, scroll below to shop our picks.

1.State One-Shoulder Bodysuit

With American Apparel no more, it’s time to look for some worthy bodysuit replacements, like this going-out-top one.

Gucci Platform Peep Toe Sandal

Gucci is rarely if ever on sale, so use this opportunity to splurge on a piece from the brand. These are right in line with the Gucci’s granny-chic aesthetic, so don’t be afraid to wear them with loud prints and quirky accessories like wire-rimmed glasses.

Topshop Crop Straight Leg Jeans

Whether you’re staunchly pro ugly-cool pants, or just jumped on the bandwagon, now you can get a pair for much less.

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Adidas Gazelle Sneaker

The discount here is not amazing, but the Gazelle is slowly becoming fashion’s “it” sneaker.

Madewell Windowpane Cutout Midi Dress

A breezy summer dress has always been my seasonal go-to when I’m too lazy to bother with complicated styling. You can throw on sneakers (like the Adidas Gazelles) or pair it with wedges, depending on the occasion.

Creatures of Comfort Apple Pebbled Leather Bag

Ever see one of those impeccably chic women carry a bag by its straps like they’re grabbing a handful of flowers? You can do that with this one.

Free People Last Night Tank

The pleated detail and color blocking make this look expensive.

Topshop Satin Slip Dress

If you still don’t have a slip dress, you’re missing out: Throw a jacket over it for a day out with friends, and dress it up with fancy earrings for date night. This color is an unexpected burnt orange that adds a golden glow to the skin.

Bardot Cotton Off the Shoulder Top

If Michelle Obama is any indication, dramatic off-the-shoulder tops like this are here to stay. Here’s one to dress up a pair of white summer jeans.

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Elizabeth and James Small Finley Leather Shopper

If you don’t want to go the straw bag route, here’s another way to interpret the summer bag — go for a pale-blue leather style, like this easy-to-carry, tote-satchel hybrid.

Joe’s Collector’s Edition Belize Deconstructed Denim Jacket

So you’re the unlucky soul who’s stuck with overly aggressive air conditioning? Here’s a stylish light layer you can keep on that won’t throw off your entire outfit like that ratty sweatshirt at your desk.

Robert Clergerie Alice Mule

Many fast fashion brands have some sort of variation of this style on sale right now, but nothing beats a French original. They’re also perfect for hiding a less than fresh pedicure.

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