It’s mid-July and sweltering in many parts of the country, but the fashion media is running fall preview stories and moms everywhere are starting to think about shopping for back-to-school clothes. This is the time I start longing for luxurious knits, tailored tweeds and buttery leather boots. Fall is my favorite time of year when it comes to fashion. Hands down. And true to my Northwest roots, I get excited for the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which always officially kicks off my buying frenzy for fall. After all, I’m saving money by buying now since the prices go back UP after the sale. It’s a no-brainer. ...Read more.