Sales + Budget Buys

Sale Snack: Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

By: Jen Shoop

The shopping gods are smiling upon us this week! Nordstrom just marked a bunch of goodies down —

+Patagonia Baggies for Men — Well-loved by countless men, including Mr. Magpie. Sort of a hybrid between a swimsuit, gardening/exercise shorts, and loungewear. I like the athletic 5″ length! I also found these similar North Face ones on sale in GREAT colors. Just added the blue to my cart for Mr. Magpie. These will be handy for when he’s gardening and doing yardwork in our new home!

+Guerlain Bronzing Powder — you know I’m obsessed with their bronzer compact! It’s the only brand I’ve used in probably a decade. Intrigued by this variation, an on-the-go powder applicator, and it’s 40% off!

+St. John Knit Blazer — a serious investment but the kind of thing you will have forever and ever. Would look chic paired with jeans or over a little dress or — as intended — with a black skirt. I’ll never forget when my Dad bought my mother a St. John Knit suit when I was little. It was A Big Deal. I remember going with her to Neiman Marcus and thinking it was the fanciest thing I’d ever seen.

+Kissy Kissy Footies (also in a car print) — if you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know Kissy Kissy was my favorite brand for my babies. So soft, such high-quality!

+Nailmatic Polish Set — mini loves this children’s polish, and I love it, too, as it rinses off with water! Great to buy now for gifts for little girlfriends.

+Manolo Mules — I mean, 40% off?!

+Diono Convertible Carseat — I got the Nuna Rava (you can earn a $100 reward credit by purchasing it a Bloomie’s through 5/31, which is what I did), but in polling many of my fellow Magpie mamas, the other top recommended carseats were the Diono, the Clek, and Maxi Cosi. If you’re inclined toward the Diono, it’s 15% off now! One thing I liked about the Diono and the Clek is that they are narrow enough for three carseats across. I won’t have a need, but I like the narrow footprint regardless. It gets squishy back there wedged between two carseats! Anyway, it is such a score to get a pricebreak on these gear investments!

+Vans for babies — such good colors!

+Baseball sweatshirt — my children would go wild over this. We are baseball fans in these parts!

P.S. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.”

P.P.S. Another lesson I must continually revisit.

P.P.P.S. Baby gear I wish I’d bought.

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4 thoughts on “Sale Snack: Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

  1. LOVE the 5″ Baggies on men — I actually gave my partner a pair for his early-June birthday! — and I even have a pair myself that are so comfy for the beach/pool/summer lounging. Yay for Patagonia! Also, I have to thank you for turning me on to Kissy Kissy — they’re now my go-to for newborn clothing gifts, and they have such cute styles and prints. Love!


    1. Yes! Everyone loves Kissy Kissy. Just the best. They are also night as snug as some of the other brands, which I appreciated when mini and micro were tiny. xx

  2. Hi Jen,
    Stopping by to say we started with the Diono carseat 6 years ago and they are fabulous for families with 3+. Very easy for the kids to get in and out with the low profile, and I like having my 3 lined up in the backseat!

    1. Yay! Thanks for the endorsement! I am sure other moms of 3+ will appreciate the upvote.


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