It’s no secret that Nordstrom is one of my favorite places in the whole world, sometimes I feel like I was practically raised there. My mother and grandmother were frequent shoppers of the shiny department store, Nordy’s was after all one of my first words (no joke).

The sale is no exception when it comes to special times during the year when I get giddy and incredibly excited, think of it like if you let a kid loose inside Dylan’s Candy Bar. Catch my drift? Ok, ok, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is amazing because its the one time of year when all of the coolest things for fall are available for less than usual. This is your time to invest your money so you’re fashion ready for fall. Here are my picks for ladies and for men to check out in the sale.

Sanctuary ‘Rockin’ Natalie’ Faux Fur Vest

A faux fur vest is a must- I’m inspired by global fahsionista Rachel Zoe. It can be worn essentially with everything and is super perfect for fall/winter. From the moment I saw this picture on Nordstorm’s homepage I knew it was destined to have a place in my closet. I can’t wait to wear it this fall!

A Poncho

A poncho is all the rage for fall, they were seen on many runways and models for fall/winter collections. Ponchos are great for keeping you warm and pair well with a beautiful pair of bright leather gloves. Classy and elegant, there you have it.

A Leather Pencil Skirt

Another fall fashion trend the leather pencil skirt is edgy without being too out there, it goes well with tights, booties and a nice blouse. Perfect for a date night or fahsionable day at the office.

For the gentlemen…

A Vest

A vest is perfect for any man, they can be worn with black pants at the office or with jeans on a casual day. Vests are in.

A Sportcoat

For men a sportcoat is definitely a wise investment, they’re chic and very dapper. A sportcoat goes well with jeans, a nice shirt and even a scarf on a cold day.

Black Oxfords

If you have to ask yourself why you would need a pair of black oxfords in your closet, worry. Black oxfords are essential to a man’s wardrobe, kind of like how you need your heart to beat.

So there you have it, some of my favorite things at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Be sure to stop in and check out all the wondrous things they have so you can be ready to take on fall/winter 2011 in style.