It's the most wonderful time of the year — yep, sale time — and no store does holiday sales quite like Nordstrom. The retailer is currently offering serious discounts in every department, but if you're in the market for a special occasion dress, the Nordstrom sale is pretty much a no-brainer, whether you're a bride-to-be or just an attendee. The selection is stocked with every style, including rehearsal dinner options, engagement dresses, bridal shower dresses, wedding guest dresses and even holiday party picks — all for less. Want to check one or more of these off your shopping list? Scroll on for 10 stylish sale picks you'll want to add to your cart ASAP.
Whether you're making your holiday plans or booking your dream honeymoon, there's nowhere better to score deals on travel gear than Nordstrom. From weekender bags to sunglasses, the selection is currently rife with major markdowns that are not to be missed — and with Black Friday approaching, the discounts only promise to get better (last year's savings included up to 40% off select designer items).
Weddings offer a rare opportunity to gather all of one's favorite people -- his and yours -- into one room for a fabulous time. Far before the wedding day arrives, you'll have chosen your most intimate friends to take their positions within the bridal party as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thanking these special bridal party members with a gift is customary. You can do so before the wedding at various points: during the bachelor or bachelorette weekend or at the rehearsal dinner, for instance. Others do it while getting ready for the wedding, especially if the gift is something the guests might use to spruce themselves up, such as earrings or cuff links. Below, we've gathered an affordable selection of wedding party gifts. Believe it: For $10 and under, you can offer your bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts they'll use and enjoy for years to come from Amazon, Etsy, Walmart and other popular online stores.
More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love it.
Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
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"Genuine small potato shape cultured fresh water pearl alternating with Swarovski Element ruby color crystal bicones, sterling sil...ver clasp necklace, 18" Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult." read more
"A bright green simulated emerald shines while surrounded by a halo of created white sapphires. Crafted in yellow gold plating ove...r sterling silver, the pendant suspends from an 18" chain. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult." read more
Live, Love, Sparkle, and Repeat with this alluring diamond pendant. Crafted of 14 karats white gold, the piece of jewel is polishe...d finely. It features a lovely heart shape, which is enriched with delicate ribbon design from the center. It is... read more
Just because it isn't casual Friday doesn't mean you can't wear flip-flops to work. A reminder of relaxing vacations or times spen...t by the pool, this whimsical pendant will give you the energy to make it through the day. The strap is set with sparkling... read more
David Yurman necklace from the Stax Collection. 18-karat yellow gold. Hoop pendants with black spinel, black enamel, and diamonds.... 0.021 total diamond carat weight. Approx. 1617"L. read more
Delicate long chain links beautiful stones Diamonds, 2.84 tcw Black spinel, 32.45 tcw 18K yellow gold Rhodium Sterling silver Leng...th, about 42 Lobster clasp Imported. Fine Jewelry - Fine Designer Jewelry C > Saks Fifth Avenue. Bavna. read more
David Yurman necklace from the Stax Collection. 18-karat yellow gold. Rondelles at side with black spinel, black enamel, and diamo...nds. Scattered pav diamond accent rondelles. 0.64 total diamond carat weight. read more
This gorgeous Dripping in Gems Black Spinel Charm Necklace comes adorned with a trendy charm! Choose between a sterling silver dia...mond encrusted Evil Eye charm, or a silver-plated pave star charm. It fastens with a matte black lobster clasp with adjustable extender chain, so it can be worn as a choker or a collar length necklace. read more
Belpearl necklace from the Belpearl Collection. 18-karat white gold. Naturally colored, South Sea cultured pearls, 9.5-13mm. Facet...ed black spinel beads. Approx. 40"L. Ball clasp with screw closure. read more
This stunning necklace depicts the romantic period of Queen Victorias reign. The pendant has been handcrafted by artisans that hav...e carried this technique through the generations. Each diamond has been cut and set with great care and skill and then set in it's enamelled silver case before it is plated in gold. It is a very special one off piece. The black spinel necklace has been chosen to reflect the colours of the pendant. The necklace length starts from 50cm but can be adjusted by pulling one part of the necklace to suit your look and mood. Our jewellery has been made to the highest quality and here are a few points that will ensure you achieve the cleanest, sparkiest look at all times. Keep your jewellery away from harsh chemicals like household cleaning fluids as they create abrasions and reduce the lustre of the metal. Cleaning your jewellery is best done with warm water, detergent free soap and a soft (old) toothbrush. Always dry your jewellery after exposure to water. Each piece of 'Kaizarin' jewellery comes with it's polishing cloth to help you gently wipe the wear and tear tarnish off. read more
Sparkling faceted bead bracelet with a sapphire and diamond set Hamsa charm. Black spinel beads Diamond, 0.04 tcw Sapphire, 0.02 t...cw Black diamond, 0.131 tcw 14K white gold Slip-on style Made in USA SIZE Width, 2.0". Fashion Jewelry - Modern Jewelry Designers > Saks Fifth Avenue. Sydney Evan. Color: Black. read more
Stephen Dweck pearl & black spinel necklace. Sterling silver flower and foliage ball closure. Naturally white freshwater cultured ...pearls. Small black spinel spacer beads. Push-lock ball clasp. Made in USA. read more
Belpearl necklace. Approx. 18.5"L. 14-karat yellow gold hardware. Naturally hued, cultured Tahitian pearls. Tiny, faceted black sp...inel spacer beads. Pearl dimensions: approx. 8.5-11mm. Ridged oval fishhook clasp. Made in USA. read more
Prepare for stares. This 14-karat gold filled statement necklace is hung with woven black spinels and pave diamond spikes for a lo...ok that's totally 'inner goddess' meets 'cool art chick'. The ultimate compliment to any outfit. read more
Konstantino black spinel pendant necklace. Etched sterling silver chain and hardware. Integrated black spinel pav pendant. 7.98 to...tal spinel carat weight. Approx. 18"L; 1.2"L drop. Lobster clasp. Handcrafted in Greece. read more
A look that's part Indian arrowhead and part modern edge, this cool necklace is sure to be your go-to piece. Choose your look: bla...ck spinel and yellow sapphire or moonstone and aquamarine, woven with 14-karat gold fill on a double chain. read more
John Hardy necklace from the Classic Chain Collection. Signature sterling silver woven chain and hardware. Mixed-cut black spinel ...and black sapphires. Approx. 16-18"L; 1.3"L x 0.4"W pendant. Lobster clasp. read more
Fifth Avenue baroque pearl necklace by Margo Morrison. Polished sterling silver toggle clasp and logo charm. Bleached white baroqu...e freshwater cultured pearls. Three black spinel beads and Swarovski crystals. Approx. 36"L. Made in USA. read more
Symbolic, protective silver necklace accented with sapphire and diamonds. Diamond, 0.21 tcw. Sapphire. Sterling silver. Lobster cl...asp. Imported. SIZE. Length, about 18".Pendant drop, 0.87". read more
Fifth Avenue baroque pearl necklace by Margo Morrison. Polished sterling silver toggle clasp with two rings. Bleached white baroqu...e freshwater cultured pearls. Three black spinel beads and Swarovski crystals. Adjustable; toggle clasp. Approx. 18"L. Made in USA. read more
Meira T Diamond Hamsa And 14k Yellow Gold Necklace - Sparkling diamonds and a sapphire eye watch over you. Set in 14K gold Hamsa p...endant. 14k gold/diamond/sapphire. Diamond: 0.13 ct. T. W. 16"l. All gemstone carat weights (ct. T.w. Are approximate;... read more
M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza necklace. Long single strand with solid silver hardware. Ample length for multiple ways to wea...r. Black spinel and turquoise beading. Two open-eye silhouettes at ends. Wrap-around style. Approx. 40"L. Made in USA. read more
From the Effy 925 Collection. Sterling silver necklace with diamond accents. Diamond, 0.18 tcw.18K yellow goldplate.925 sterling s...ilver. Length, about 18".Pendant, 0.55" x 1.07".Lobster clasp. Imported. read more
Carry a bit of luck with you every day with this new Jennifer Meyer necklace! This necklace features a tiny Hamsa hand is detailed... with a tiny diamond that is bezel set in the center of the hand. Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold. Detailed with a diamond. Diamond totals .06 carats. Hamsa measures 1/4-in. across. Pendant hangs from a 16-in. 14-karat gold chain. Finished with a spring ring clasp. read more
From the Pavé Rose Collection. Rose-gold necklace featuring a symbolic pendant finished with diamonds.14K rose gold. Diamond, 0.25... tcw. Diamond clarity, I1-I2. Lobster clasp. Made in USA. SIZE. Length, about 18".Pendant length, about 0.74". read more
Sydney Evan black spinel bracelet with bird. 14-karat yellow gold logo and bird charms. Diamond pav bird with emerald as eye. Face...ted black spinel rondelle beading. 0.37 total diamond carat weight. 0.06 total emerald carat weight. Approx. 2.5" diameter. Slip-on style. Imported. read more