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I shop for a living — and this is what I'm buying from Nordstrom's Memorial Day sale

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Sale alert! Nordstrom has dropped the motherlode of deals for Memorial Day. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Know what time it is? It's time to treat yourself! Whether your summer wardrobe is missing some pizzazz or you're just looking to add a few warm-weather basics, now is the time to do so — and save big in the process. The much-anticipated Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale is here — right in time for Memorial Day weekend — and the savings are ridiculous!

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You can grab 60% off flowy maxi dresses, leggings, shoes, purses, home goods and more from brands like Kate Spade, Zella and Barefoot Dreams. The sale runs through June 4, but we suggest grabbing your faves ASAP — the best brands (and the biggest deals) go quick. Need some inspiration? As your resident shopping writer, I perused the sale to pick all of my favorites. Keep scrolling to shop all of my can't-miss finds.

Best Clothing Deals

We can't get over how pretty this coral top is!
$50 at Nordstrom

Nothing beats a breezy cotton top in the warm weather. This lightweight option boasts three-quarter sleeves and a casually crinkled texture that gives it a summery feel. "This blouse is absolutely perfect. The material is a lightweight cotton and gauze blend — and it's very soft. The fit is easygoing and not slouchy," wrote one happy shopper.

  • Barefoot Dreams Honeycomb Shawl Collar Cardigan

    $142 $178
    Save $36
  • Tommy Bahama Breaker Bay Reversible Lace Back One-Piece Swimsuit

    $116 $175
    Save $59

Best Shoe Deals

These stylish sneakers will go with everything from jean shorts to flirty dresses.
$50 at Nordstrom

If you want to splurge on a pair of summer shoes that'll last you season after season (and be in style for years), look no further than these Dr. Scholls Slip-on Sneakers. Along with anatomical cushioning, the sleek yet simple kicks also boast a durable rubber outsole and a perforated upper to keep your feet cool. You'll look (and feel) like a million bucks.

  • Mansur Gavriel M Frame Leather Baguette Shoulder Bag

    $327 $545
    Save $218
  • Precious Metal Plated Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

    $19 $48
    Save $29

Best Beauty Deals

You can finally get the brows of your dreams with this handy serum!
$68 at Nordstrom

This brow-enhancing serum nourishes, soothes, moisturizes and protects eyebrows, while at the same time promoting growth. It's packed with proteins, peptides, essential oils and vitamins that help you get fuller, healthier-looking brows in just 30 days. "I’ve been using this for several years and it’s been a game changer. However due to a thyroid issue, I sometimes lose hair when it’s imbalanced (including eyebrows, usually just one side). It’s a constant struggle when this happens, but with NeuBrow I can get it back within weeks," raved one shopper.

  • Kate Somerville Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment

    $48 $68
    Save $20

Best Home Deals

A Le Creuset Dutch oven for 37% off? Yes, please!
$180 at Nordstrom

While Le Creuset Dutch ovens are a beloved kitchen essential, they are quite pricey. That's why we were so excited to see them almost 40% off right now! There are a variety of different colors to choose from — everything from red and orange to blue and lavender — and each enameled dish can hold up to 2.75-quarts at a time.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Memorial Day sales, plus all the best deals on the internet — kept fresh by our team of shopping editors. See all of our Memorial Day sales coverage across Yahoo, Engadget and In the Know, here.