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Where to Get Your Summer Wardrobe for Cheap

Sometimes I feel like I have to buy a whole new summer wardrobe every year. Unlike winter clothing, with cashmere sweaters and wool suits that seem to live for decades, summer’s cotton shirts and lighter-colored fabrics never last once the DC humidity and inevitable sweat stains take their toll. My philosophy? Get everything you need for summer on sale. Thankfully, MDW was full of sales, with my favorite store’s lasting until this Sunday. These are my top summer wardrobe picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale:

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Caslon Woven Shift Dress, $21.90

I love t-shirt dresses in the summer because they look great with flats, sandals, wedges, and even sneakers!

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Nixon Kensington Patent Leather Strap Watch, $74.90

I’ve been lusting after the Nixon watches after I got my boyfriend one for Christmas two years ago. I’ve just been waiting for him to reciprocate the gesture…(hint)

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7 For All Mankind Relaxed Skinny Jeans, $106.80

Army green pants are a must for this years military trend.

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Two by Vince Camuto Silk Utility Blouse, $44.49

After holding this shirt next to the real deal, I declared this Vince Camuto blouse to be the best Equipment knock-off around.

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Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Wear Makeup, $36.40

I just started using this foundation two weeks ago and I’ve already fallen in love. My skin tone isn’t the easiest to match (and the Sephora sales girl agreed, stating that she could tell I was biracial because my “pink and yellow undertones are fighting for attention”). However, this foundation not only matches and makes my skin glow, it is perfect for summer with 24 hour wear and SPF included.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Cash Leather Wallet, $146.25

A fun wallet in a bright color can always double as a clutch.

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Cole Haan Bethany Leather Pump, $169.90

Cole Haan’s classic pump is on sale now! This patent nude pair goes from work to dinner all summer.

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Halogen Twill Vest, $46.80

Our favorite vest! After featuring this vest in our trend blog, we sold it to multiple clients as our “piece of the season.”

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Vans Classic Liberty Era Slip-On Sneaker, $35.96

I currently own 4 pairs of Vans. The Liberty print might have to be my 5th pair!

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Kate Spade New York Sherrie Cat Eye Sunglasses, $98.98

I’ve been loving cat eye sunglasses ever since finding my Missoni pair at Nordstrom Rack last month. An added touch of glamour never hurt anyone!

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Piece & Co and Joie Merci Print Chambray Shorts, $93.98

Piece & Co, a Nordstrom exclusive, gives popular designers an opportunity to collaborate with artisans in India, providing sustainable employment for females in developing countries. It’s always great to look cute and support a good cause at the same time.

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Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection, $2.97

After I saw how much this was marked down, I had to buy it! Cirque Colors is one of my favorite nail polish brands.

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Happy Shopping!

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