My closet is an endless abyss of oversized, comfy, knits. It doesn’t matter how many I have I will always feel as though I need “just one more”. My husband may think differently but we will just not ask his for his input on the matter;). They are so easy to grab as the perfect compliment for any fall or winter piece, skirts to trousers, a chunky knit goes with it all.
Side note: I PROMISE I will be back to my regular posting schedule next week!
So last night I went to bed and it was 70 degrees, today I woke up and the high was 48. Okay, well maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but I swear we did drop 20 degrees out of nowhere without warning. Do I hate it? No. Quite the opposite actually, I love fall and winter. However, I do prefer when they give me a slight bit of warning about their pending arrival so that I don’t forget my coat on a regular basis.
Slighty, but not completely, unconventional. I love wearing pieces in an unexpected way. While dresses over pants, and blazers as capes, are nothing new and two things I can’t take credit for (as much as I may like to) they are just a couple of the tricks that I find myself turning to as the temperature drops and I am not ready to give up my favorite limb baring pieces. Plus, let’s be completely honest, this dress never wants to move to the back of my closet, even if for just one season!
“Citizens of planet earth don’t get caught in the act
Don’t strive to destruction the flash it’s just that
There’s something behind these walls, something under the sheets, I stay
A truth that’s been locked in way down in meYou’ve got to get up, around your space
And take a, take a little time to contemplate
Will we ever see what it’s like behind these walls
And are you, are you still moving up every time you fall, stop
Think a little about what you got
Stop, think a little about what you got
And start again
I could be you, you
And you, you
You could be me, me
And I, I, I could be you, you
And you, you
You could be me, me”
So how do I apologize for being gone for a week and a half without it sounding like an excuse? By being completely honest right?! Well, I accepted a new position that took me out of consulting. It is with an amazing company that I am beyond passionate about, but at the same time it has kept me incredibly busy. Adjusting to big changes always take time. So from here on out I need to forecast better, I promise to forecast better! Then we have Emma, I could not be prouder, she is doing incredibly well in school and is well beyond her grade level. I like to think she got that from me;) haha! Her soccer team has only lost two games (to the same team so I will pretend it’s one) making playoffs are inevitable this year! Her progress in soccer alone is due in huge part to my husband, he is so patient and amazing with her. Now that I sound like a doting wife, mother, and a “woe is me” employee I think I have covered all of the bases, don’t get me wrong though I’m not upset about a single one of these things! Back to my normal sarcastic self next week I promise!
Side note: every single one of you needs this trench in their wardrobe, ya’ll won’t regret it I promise!
Double the freshness plaid, double the fun! If there is one variation of print mixing that has to be at the top of my list, as my absolute favorite, it is definitely plaid on plaid! Almost any variation works making it seamless. … and this plaid vest specifically? I was blown away by the quality when it arrived, get it, get it right now before you regret it!
Like yoga pants and oversized sweaters are to making me feel brave enough to conquer Costco, deep v’s and midi dresses are to making me feel confident and effortless… as simplistic as they both may be! Tassels, floral, a loose cut, and 70’s inspiration? Sold, no question about it, sold!
On another note, my incredibly talented friend/partner in crime/soul mate/FBM/hot tottie, Marrin Costello (whose jewels I have layered here), was sported on Jessica Alba and Maggie Q at NYFW. I knew it was only a matter of time before celebs caught on to her contagious amazingness! Ya’ll I am not lying when I say her jewelry is worth every penny and a necessity (especially this lariat) for any wardrobe, not to mention it all mixes and matches perfectly. I am so ridiculously proud of her and all that she is accomplishing #getitgirl!
On another another note: don’t forget to check out my first YouTube video here, I hope you enjoy the slight glimpse into my shoe closet office and shoe collection. Let me know below if there is anything else you would like me to attempt filming…
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu
Update: I finally won the battle with iMovie and YouTube, my first video is now live! Stalker stories, coffee addiction, janky ankles and all – get a peek into my shoe collection at YouTube.com/carascliche. I hope you enjoy!
Zara High Neck Cropped Sweater (similar options here and here) | Faux Leather Pencil Skirt (old) love this option | Orange Satin Heels (J. Crew – old) these are equally as amazing | Crossbody (save here)
I was so excited when the first storm hit, it meant fall was finally here. Then the moment our power went out, I second guessed it. Thankfully this year it was nothing like last and it was back up and running by later that night. Definitely nothing like last years four days. All I could think the entire time was “seriously, I just made a $350 costco run!”. Horrible of me, I know! Anyways, I diverse, what had me most excited was the return of coats and over the knee boots. I am a sucker for a good coat and wait all summer long to be able to venture into that section of my closet again. Goodbye summer, hello fall… where I am certain my 70’s obsession will carry over, hashtag: sorrynotsorry!