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!

Thakoon for Designation Plaid Vest (4 of 1)Forever 21 Plaid Shirt Dress (17 of 1)Thakoon for Designation Plaid Vest (11 of 1)Thakoon for Designation Plaid Vest (1 of 1)Forever 21 Plaid Shirt Dress (15 of 1)Thakoon for Designation Plaid Vest (8 of 1)

Plaid Vest | Plaid Dress | H&M Over the Knee Boots (sold out) another great option here | Crossbody Bag (more affordable dupe here) | Cat Eye Sunglasses


“I turn the music up, I got my records on
I shut the world outside until the lights come on
Maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone
I feel my heart start beating to my favourite song

And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night
Until Monday morning feels another life
I turn the music up
I’m on a roll this time
And heaven is in sight

I turn the music up, I got my records on
From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song
Don’t want to see another generation drop
I’d rather be a comma than a full stop.”

-Coldplay “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”

Side note: yes this just so happened to be the gloomiest day of life!

Jimmy Choo Devout Pump (17 of 1)Trouve Slip Skirt (2 of 1)Jimmy Choo Devout Pump (14 of 1)Trouve Slip Skirt (3 of 1)Trouve Slip Skirt (4 of 1)Trouve Slip Skirt (12 of 1)

Black Oversized Sweater | Lace Trim Slip Skirt (under $40) | Grey Scarf | Slingback Pumps (killer budget friendly version here) | Crossbody Bag (save here)

shade && light

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…

Chloe Drew Crossbody MediumWayf Keyhole Floral Midi DressGilt Renvy Calf Hair Mule

Floral Midi Dress (under $80) | Calf Hair Mules (under $75) | Crossbody Bag (more affordable dupe here) | Marrin Costello Necklaces | Onyx Pyramid Ring

no sweat

“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  I hope you enjoy!

J Crew Orange Satin Strappy PumpFaux Leather Cream Pencil SkirtChloe Drew Medium CrossbodyFaux Leather Cream Pencil Skirt

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)

standout, stand out

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!

White Shirt DressGray Suede Thigh High BootsLongline Black CoatWhite Shirt DressGray Suede Over the Knee Boot

Zara Geometric ShiftGray Suede Thigh High BootsBlack Longline Coat

Longline Coat (last year, but there are a few sizes left) love this one | Dress (Zara) similar here, this one is on my lust list | Thigh High Boots (under $60) another great option here (25% off with code LABORDAY) | Shirt Dress | Crossbody (under $70 here and under $25 here) | Cat Eye Sunglasses


First off I have to apologize, you know that surprise I promised ya’ll yesterday?  Well YouTube and iMovie hate me and do not want to work together.  Yes, it is my first official YouTube video… and it is something that I have gotten so many email requests to do.  I will get it up at some point this week when technology decides to cooperate, I promise!  I hope you find it worth the wait!  I will keep you updated here or you can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to be notified once it’s up.

On another note, I can’t get enough of my Nike’s, I love the dressed up sneaker trend, and I refuse to apologize for it.  For as much as I live in heels this was just as much a shock for me;).  Nike Roshe RunAritzia Faux Fur CollarZara Striped CoatChloe Drew CrossbodyH&M Black Maxi Tee Shirt Dress

Zara striped coat (love this option) | Side Slit Dress | Sneakers | Aritzia Faux Fur Stole (similar here) | Crossbody bag (amazing dupe here)


“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 Monday for you all… stay tuned;)!

Warehouse Button Down Denim Midi Skirt-5Warehouse Button Down Denim Midi Skirt-1Warehouse Button Down Denim Midi Skirt-4

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.

Lavish Alice x Lindsay Lohan Knit Flare-11Schutz Slate Gladiator Caged Heel-13Schutz Slate Gladiator Caged Heel-14Schutz Slate Gladiator Caged Heel-19Lavish Alice x Lindsay Lohan Knit Flare-10

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).

Zara Studio Flare Ellery Flare PantColorblock Neck ScarfChloe Medium Drew BagLeith Deep V Neck Tee ShirtChloe Drew Crossbody Bag MediumZara Studio Flare Pant Ellery Black Flare Pant

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)