Save 40% or More at Nordstrom.com

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The Deal: Save 40% off or more on women’s apparel, shoes and accessories online only, at Nordstrom.com Save 40% or More at Nordstrom.com

The Lowdown: Nordstrom Save 40% or More at Nordstrom.com is frequently outside our regular shopping budget (especially considering the economy and the just-concluded holiday season), but with a sale we can peruse the offerings without too much bottom-line guilt. This sale is online only, which we like too, because after the holiday gift-buying rush, we’ve had pretty much all we can take of hitting the mall .

Since we’re still trying to economize (one of our top two resolutions, natch, right behind quitting those double caramel mocha lattes), one of our best tips is to use what you’ve already got in your closet and change it up with affordable accessories. Pick up something like this Ariella Brushed Dome Ring, $23.90; thisCynthia Rowley Soft Leather Sash Belt, $38.90 “> Cynthia Rowley Soft Leather Sash Belt, $38.90 ; or thisBetsey Johnson “Buttoned Up” Mixed Charm Bracelet”> Betsey Johnson “Buttoned Up” Mixed Charm Bracelet, $38.90.

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