I know, I know, it's a million degrees outside and you can't possibly bear the thought of a sweater touching your skin. But believe it or not, it's time to think about fall if you want to catch any of the great deals at the Nordstrom anniversary sale. For the uninitiated, this is the only sale (at least, that I'm aware of) in which the clothes start out on sale and then go back to regular price. The sale starts on July 18, but if you have a Nordstrom card (I'm not necessarily proud of this), you can shop now.

Here are a few of my picks: 

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Waiting for fall isn't necessary for these tops - clockwise from top left: Trove Animal Print Blouse: $49.90 ($78 after sale); Caslon Slash Neck Tee: $19.90 ($34 after sale); Ten Sixty Sherman Flyaway High Low Tank: $21.90 ($34 after sale); and Vince Silk Sheer Silk Blouse $179.90 ($275 after sale).

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Leather details and oxblood are still going to be trends this fall, but this DVF dress is timeless - from left: Donna Morgan Faux Leather and Crepe dress: $104.90 ($158 after sale); Diane von Furstenberg New Jeanne 2 Silk Wrap dress: $239.90 ($365 after sale); BB Dakota Simon Faux Leather Dress: $58.90 ($88 after sale).

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And here are a few that will have to wait a couple of months to move into the rotation, at least if you live here in St. Louis - clockwise from top left: Trina Turk Double Breasted Officer's Coat: $359.90 ($545 after sale); Autumn Cashmere Back Zip Sweater: $189 ($310 after sale); Ted Baker Wool Blend Peplum Coat: $279.90 ($420 after sale); and Chloe K Beaded Shoulder Sweatshirt: $27.90 ($42 after sale).

I've already made one purchase from the sale (any guesses which of the items above?) - will you make any?

 

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