It's that time of year again!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming, and it's almost as good as Christmas (almost).  If you're not familiar with the sale, here's the run down.  Once a year, Nordstrom puts their fall fashion on sale for a period of time, and after that time, the prices will go up to full retail.  This year, the sale will start on July 9th (today!) for those with early access, and July 17th for the general public.  To gain early access, you've got to have a Nordstrom rewards card.  I know it can be a pain to open a credit card, but Nordstrom really does take care of their cardholders throughout the year with various rewards, a tailoring allowance, etc. 

When I know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming up, I cannot wait to get the catalog in the mail and look through all the new fall fashion they're going to carry.  Fall definitely has to be one of my favorite seasons when it comes to style with all of the rich colors and fabrics.  And let's be real y'all...this Texas girl is finally excited to actually need winter and fall clothes! 

Generally, I use the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to stock up on basics and replace my staple items, like boots, that may have worn out in the previous year.  It's also a good time to invest in quality leather and cashmere pieces that will last.  Or maybe it's time to splurge on that gorgeous handbag you've been wanting! If you really have your eye on certain pieces, I highly recommend shopping early before they sell out.  If an item is super popular, it can be gone in the first day of the sale.  So, without further ado, here are my picks!