The thought of writing "Fall" seems crazy with this gorgeous Summer weather we are having right now in Seattle, but with the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in full swing, it really does feel like Christmas in July! I'm here to share my favorites and what I think is worth getting savings now.
One reason why I LOVE this sale is because it is fully stocked pre-season inventory at post-season prices. You have the selection of sizes, but they are going fast. I've ordered half of my picks online and then headed in store to take our girls back to school shopping and try on boots myself. I have to admit, the experience in store changed what I thought I was going to go with!
Here are my Top Picks for Fall and then I've shared my faves in my top category for fall which is boots. I'll be back over the next week sharing my Top Picks at the end of posts for Tops, Kids, Home, etc. Remember this sale is for Nordstrom cardholders and then opens to the public on July 17th. It's easy to get in on the sales now before things sell out at those post season prices.
Some of the items I recommend as staples are good quality boots, everyday skinny jeans, comfy sweaters, layering tanks, a faux fur vest, a versatile coat that can be dressed up or down, and a nice blouse. I tend to avoid clothing items made with rayon as they usually end up shrinking on me. :-/ For that reason, I chose THIS blouse, which comes in multiple colors perfect for mixing and matching this fall.
You can easily shop the graphic below by hovering over the item and clicking. Happy pre-season shopping friends!
So, as a born and raised Seattlite, if there's one thing that is top on our list of fall and winter staples, it's knee high leather boots and ankle booties, so I'll start there. It's true that although we have a reputation for rainy weather, I don't even know where the one umbrella I own is. It's all about boots, cozy sweaters, and laid back style. Shoes tend to run out of stock quickly pre-season because of sizing, so I say go for it with these fantastic Nordstrom prices. They offer free shipping and returns up to 90 days - pretty fantastic if you're feeling uncertain.
I personally have a tough time finding boots that fit right because I am petite at 5'3" and usually fit better with wide calf boots. I thought I was going to go for this Frye knee high boot, but after trying on multiple pairs in store, I ended up going for three different pairs.
First, I went with this one by Born in black, which I feel can be dressed up or down. It has an inside zipper, but I like how it is well concealed and the leather is sturdy but not stiff. The second pair I chose in black are these, which I loved for the comfort and gold detailing. The last pair I chose is a super comfy pull on style by Lucky Brand. The leather on these is AMAZING! All of these pairs come in different colors and either regular or wide calf.
To see other GREAT options, scroll through my top picks for fall boots below. Many of these are under $150 during the sale - such great deals! I would have loved to go for the Tory Burch boots, but sadly, they do not come in a wide calf option. If you were going to pick just one boot and don't need a wide calf option, I'd pick those!