ditto

“Sushi, wait no pasta.”  5 minutes later… “I don’t want that anymore now I want seafood, forget the seafood I want a steak… orrrrrrrr we can just skip dinner and go straight for the ice cream!”.  My husband quickly learned to not ask me what I want for dinner and limits me to three vetoes of his options.  I change my sunglasses almost as often as I change my mind about what I craving for dinner.  So I am sure you can imagine how excited I was to find out about Endless Eyewear from Ditto.  Ditto is a monthly subscription service for designer sunglasses.  You can rent luxury brands for just $19/month ($29 for prescription).  Sending them back only when you are sick of them and want to try out something new.  Once your new style arrives send your old ones back, leaving you always looking stylish and never without gorgeous sunnies.  It’s a great way to try out new trends without fully committing.  Keep them for a month or two, or be like me and stalk the site for new releases weekly.  If you fall in love with a pair you can even keep them and purchase through the site.  Oh, and the best part, they were sweet enough to give me a code for my readers to get their first month for free, yes FREE.  You don’t have to take my word for it just use code: CARASCLICHE at signup and try Endless Eyewear for yourself.

Random side note: I have a special highly requested “treat” coming on Friday for you all… stay tuned;)!

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Chunky High Neck Knit | Skirt (also love this sale option) | Mules (old) stunning style here | Sunglasses – Karen Walker via Ditto Endless Eyewear (use code: CARASCLICHE for your first month free) | Silver trio ring set, Silver Pearl Orb Ring | Chloe Crossbody (gorgeous steal here)

fresh knit

I love late Summer style, it allows me to pull out my blazers, lightweight trousers, and (skinny) scarves without overheating!  I mean seriously ya’ll, when is it going to be fall already?!  I need oversized and cozy stat!  Hate me all you want for saying it but Summer fashion is just not my “cup of tea”.  That being said, Summers in Seattle are amazing and I will take the boating, wine fests, and brisk nightly walks, while they last.

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White Blazer (very old) Great option here | Knit Flare via Lavish Alice (love these) | Caged Heel | Perfect White Tee | Skinny Scarf (the quality is incredible) | Pearl Ring, Trio Ring Set | Sunglasses | Crossbody (great dupe here)

 

 

summer cover

“When I need motivation
My one solution is my queen
‘Cause she stays strong
Yeah, yeah
She is always in my corner
Right there when I want her
All these other girls are tempting
But I’m empty when you’re gone
And they say
Do you need me?
Do you think I’m pretty?
Do I make you feel like cheating?
And I’m like no, not really ’cause
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a cheerleader
She is always right there when I need her”

-Omi “Cheerleader”

Schutz Juliana HeelChloe Medium Drew BagSchutz Juliana Heel

Cape Blazer via Lavish Alice (short version here, love this option) | Banana Leaf Crop Top | Culottes (50% off and all sizes available) | Caged Heels | Howlite Ring, Onyx Ring, Cigar Band Ring | Sunglasses | Crossbody Bag (get the look for much less here)

flaring up

…and blacking out!  Don’t ya’ll worry I am not talking about anything involving any type of sickness!  I mean, ew, come on, why would I do that to you?!  I am referring to these extreme flare trousers that I have been on the hunt for since Ellery released their ever so expensive, fantasy inducing, version a few months back.  On a more serious note though, what’s not to love?!  They are everything 70’s at it’s finest.  Well unless you ask my sister and her husband who now insist I put my pants on upside down and something wrong is going on.  I have said it before and I will say it again, I was born in the wrong decade!  Chalking this one up to yet another fashion “disagreement” (hashtag: sisterly love).

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Flare Pant (great option here, if you’re petite please get these so that I can live vicariously through you) | Deep V Tee (2 for $48, trust me you’ll want two!  These tees are a new favorite!) | Scarf (old, nearly identical here) | Bag (more affordable option here)| Shoes (not pictured – old, Alexander Wang) love these | Howlite Ring, Onyx Ring, Cigar Band Ring | Sunglasses | Lippy (in Candy Baby)

get shorty

While Fall and Winter’s staple tends to be the LBD, Summer’s staple is definitely the LWD.  With a plunging neckline, tie waist, and frayed hem, how is a girl supposed to resist.  Reformation definitely hit the nail on the head when it comes to the effortless “little white dress”.  When I say effortless, I mean effortless, I can throw this sheath on with any accessory in my wardrobe and it just seems to work.  Not to mention FINALLY a mini that is long enough for my 5’9″ frame without having any “cheeky” incidents.  One key thing to remember, this dress is not conducive to playing softball in the park while watching blue angels… #whoops, it is however incredibly picnic worthy!

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Dress via Reformation, sold out (similar and equally as effortless options here and here) | Boater Hat | Shoes, Zara – crazy old (love these) | Crossbody | SunglassesHowlite Ring, Onyx Ring, Cigar Band Ring (if you haven’t yet realized this has definitely become my favorite summer ring combo – highly recommend)

creamsicle

“Now a days I don’t understand
Why my love doesn’t love me like she used to before
Now lately the sun jus doesn’t shine and my paradise is gone
Cause most of the time
We argue and fight
Over things that doesn’t really matter
Lord knows that I tried
To give all my love
So what should I do?

You got to understand it’s all about give and take
You can’t be so demanding
Things won’t always go your way
If you just give it time
And think about her feelings
Then things will work out fine
Learn to make her your best friend
I hear what you saying but my girl she’s always
Complaining and and blaming me for things I’ll never do”

– Musiq Soulchild “Best Friend”

:Schutz Juliana Gladiator-3

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Sweater (sold out) Similar here | Shorts | Heels via Schutz (also available here) | Purse (Marc Jacobs, old) More affordable and current Marc by Marc Jacobs option here | Howlite Ring, Onyx Ring, Cigar Band 

knit pick

It has been an uncommonly cool past few days in Seattle.  Think rain, 60’s, and overcast!  I have loved every minute of the cool off though, the air feels fresh again and I get to pull out my favorite knits from the back of my closet for a day or two.  Slouchy is always welcome in my book, slouchy and platforms – now that should be a required uniform!

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Sweater (on sale) | Wrap Skirt | Gucci Platforms (old) great option here | Sunglasses (under $30) | Howlite Ring, Cigar Band Ring, Onyx Ring | Bag

shoulder to shoulder

I can’t tell you quite what it is but there is something about unique denim lately.  I don’t want skinnies, heck to the no when it comes to bootcut, no thank you to tapered ankle, flares – yes basic but the right pair I am all about.  Give me something different and I am all about it.  Maybe it’s just a phase but I am loving any and every pair that is bringing that “little bit extra” to the table.  These pair have become my summer go-to’s and I can’t, won’t, refuse to give them up!

Valentino Carmen Mod Pump-6

Valentino Carmen Mod Pump-11

Valentino Carmen Mod Pump-4

Valentino Carmen Mod Pump-5

Off the shoulder blouse (nearly identical here) | Cropped, frayed, denim | Mod heels (Valentino, old) Love these | Tassel earrings (old) similar here | Chanel Bag

time teller(s)

So driving home from work I found this very handsome man on the side of the road.  With his thumb in the air I noticed he had killer taste in watches and decided to take him home.  I mean who wouldn’t?!  Oh geez, wouldn’t that be a story to tell of how we met haha.  In all honesty though the second le hubs saw my Jord Watch he was in lust and had to have one for himself.  Lightweight enough to not even notice it’s their and unique enough to stop any passerby in their tracks to ask where they can get one!

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On me: Pants (via Girls with Gems) | Top (old, LOVE this one on sale) | Cage Heels | Watch c/o JORD Watch | Purse | Sunglasses | Onyx Ring | Midi Cigar Ring

On him: Jacket | Top | Jeans | Shoes | Watch c/o JORD Watch | Sunglasses

olsen

To get through the previously mentioned heat I have been turning to basic, breezy, pieces that still offer a side of chic.  This dress (an at the time $20 find) always gets compliments when I am out and about.  I can’t help but laugh because I feel like one of those blow up car sale men with the flailing arms in it because of just how loose it is – don’t even think for a second that it makes me love it any less though!  This Olsen’esque wonder is a simple, yet gorgeous, piece that allows me to accessorize and fit right in at any event while not being a complete gross, sweaty, mess!

Dailylook Olsen Maxi Dress-4

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Dress | Platforms (LOVE these) | White Howlite Necklace | Midi Cigar Ring | Onyx Slim Ring | Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses (also in stock here) | Handbag