Blue ocean breezes, dinner al fresco, melting ice cream cones and pretty sunsets have always been some of my favorite things about summer.  And, if you're anything like me add the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to that most-loved list.  Especially when it comes to Early Access time.  Nordstrom is nothing if not rewarding towards their most loyal clientele.  That's exactly what happens this time each year.  If you're at all interested in saving money on all of next season's most coveted items from your favorite designers and brands then this is the sale you cannot miss.  Having spent some time perusing these Early Access days (available to card holders) I have fallen in love with a few (ok, many!) key pieces I'm slowly buying up to refresh my closet for fall.  These boots, this poncho, this pair of denim and this handbag are all going to be so fun to wear come crisp days and starry nights.  I can't wait!  Fair warning...these items move fast.  As in wait and you miss them.  This bag is one of these "Oooops! Too late!" items.  Hopefully, if you love it, it will come back in stock but, who knows.  All the  items I'm loving above can be shopped via the thumbnails below.  What's on your list this pre-season?

Early access for Nordstrom credit card and debit card holders runs from now through July 21.  All access begins on July 22 - August 7th.  Shop the full sale here!