It's that time of year already: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It's not your typical sale because these are new items that will go back to regular price in a couple of weeks. I usually take advantage of the sale to buy key essentials for fall: a jacket, jeans, booties. This Topshop Leather Biker Jacket is my pick. A must-have for fall. You can dress it down with jeans or throw it over a pretty dress. I've been eyeing this striped off the shoulder top at Nasty Gal this week, but now my size is gone (boo). I love black and white for fall (really the only time I wear black) so I paired the striped tee with black skinny jeans which, to me, are a must-have for fall. I am obsessing over these L'Agence Margot Skinny Jeans. They have a high rise and are cropped, which are the two things I'm looking for. Neiman Marcus is also having a killer sale on shoes. These Maison Margiela Open-Toe Booties are over 50% off. They're a great buy since they'll easily take you well into fall.