Nordstrom Dropped a Sale, and I Scanned the Whole Thing—These Buys Are It

Whenever Nordstrom drops a sale, it's virtually a holiday at this point. It's not uncommon to catch the final drop of end-of-season sales around this time in January, but few rival Nordstrom's expansive selection of epic markdowns. So when the retailer launched a semi-sale a few days ago, I stopped everything to see what was up. And scan every corner I did—precisely 400-plus pages of boots, dresses, denim, sweaters, and more. 

A set of tired eyes and fatigued fingers later (because I'm just that dedicated), I found the most compelling fashion buys of the bunch. It's great news if a wardrobe refresh or trend experiment is on the seasonal agenda—there were so many great designer discounts included in the sale, like Prada and The Row for 60% off. But if your budget calls for staples that are more affordable, there's plenty of that too. Ahead, keep scrolling to shop the deals that trump the rest. 

This would look phenomenal with jeans and heels for the night or tapered trousers and flats for the day.

Levi's 501s are the backbone of any fashion person's denim collection.

The discount is unreal (and oh so worth it).

Oversize blazers really do make everything look infinitely cooler. 

Wearing this and watching Netflix on my couch is my idea of heaven.

Tube tops are getting a second wind this season.

It's true—a leather trench coat makes everything look cooler.

These are currently in my cart, so you know it's real.

Yes, another poplin shirt. It's just so necessary. 

A white top with a little razzle-dazzle in the form of a sleek neckline and corsetry. 

While certainly trendy now, it's not too much that it won't be relevant next season.

Quilted coats are some of the most comfortable pieces ever.

Another one of those unicorn designer finds.

A cute top like this will get plenty of use.

Leave it to The Attico to come up with a bag this fun and cute. 

It's always a good idea to grab denim while it's on sale.

Trendy-ish basics make the task of putting together outfits so much easier.

You know what they say about April showers, so yes, it's absolutely smart to get a trench now.

Red work pants just might be what your office 'fits are missing.

Sure, it'll be a few months until these become fully useful, but for this price, it's totally worth it to buy them now.

Now's the chance to add a classic to your collection.

Rusty brown and army green are popular outerwear colors right now, so buying this jacket just makes sense.

There are only a few sizes available, but if one of them happens to be yours, it's your lucky day.

Until it's 30° and ice-cold, you never realize the value of a high-neck sweater.

One can never own too many pairs of leather pants.

Fashion editors know that Gia Borghini is a brand to have in your shoe lineup.

This shade of pink is gorgeous, yet it's also surprisingly versatile.

I love a black bag you can sling over easily and that complements everything.