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Let the Festival Festivities Begin

06.03.2016 / 0 COMMENTS

The Summer Festival season is upon us and we are psyched to rock the fashion that goes along with it! We headed to Lizards Mouth in lovely Santa Barbara to showcase our latest looks. It was a blazing hot day in the sun as we trekked up and down the rock formations to get just the right shot. Needless to say we stayed till sundown - mission accomplished! xo Amara

Crochet Swimwear

 Dreamcatcher Crochet Bikini by Ana Kosturova

 Haldis Mini Dress by Sky Collection

 Aztec Monokini by Ana Kosturova


 Ottilia Maxi by Sky Collection

 Guitar Skies Tank by Chaser

 Once Upon Romper by Free People

Paisley Park Top by Free People

Serenity Jeans by Mavi

Color me Frida

01.19.2016 / 0 COMMENTS

Frida Kahlo said it best when she said "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" An outspoken and colorful artist, she definitely made a lasting impression. Our most recent lookbook, inspired by Frida, pulled inspiration from gorgeous handmade ceramic and felt necklaces by Maribel Hernandez. Her colorful accent pieces pulled the whole Frida inspired look together and had us wishing we were really in Mexico!
Take a colorful and artistic trip with us via our new lookbook at Kariella.

 xoxo Amara








Home for the Holidays

12.28.2015 / 0 COMMENTS

Our Family

Our Family

After 6 wonderful years in Bend Oregon I decided, a year ago, it was time to move back to my hometown of Ojai California. It was a month long debate of yes-no-yes-no that pulled at my heartstrings. I had built a life and a business in a place I had originally known no one. The people that surrounded me had become some of my dearest friends and my children were adjusted and happy with friends and school. The only thing missing was family. I grew up so close with my family, the oldest of 4 girls I was used to having my sisters around and spending time with my mom who I would consider my best friend and confidant. After a long few months of being overworked and stressed to the max trying to run two stores in two different states I woke up one morning and decided with certainty that it was time to go home. We spent the next two weeks closing shop, packing up our uhaul, saying our goodbyes and getting ready for the new road ahead. It was bittersweet, but I know now it was all worth it and that I had made the right decision for my family and myself.

Almost a year now we've been back in my hometown, three streets over from where I grew up and I feel so at peace! I am so happy that my children now have the opportunity to know their family and feel all that love on a regular basis. This Christmas we finally got to celebrate as a family, all of us together for the first time in 6 years and it was the most wonderful holiday yet. It was what Christmas is really all and love. Oh and food of course, haha...we feasted two days in a row, making up for lost time I suppose! I am so grateful to have gotten these pics to cherish the moment, our first Christmas back home, forever!

Happy Holidays, from my family to yours!

xo Amara


The Bessa-Byrd-Baxley Family

The Bessa-Byrd-Baxley ham clan!

Cute Cousins

Cutie cousins - Kariella and Harper

The Fam - Mom and Dad

The Bessa Fam! Mom, Dad and the 4 girls!

My Partner in Crime

My partner in crime...always makin me laugh! Love him!

A Dreamy Kinda Holiday

12.03.2015 / 0 COMMENTS

Gypsy Rose Dress

Pop the champagne its that time of year for all those fancy smancy holiday parties! For us its the perfect excuse to get dressed up in our casual beach town of Ventura California and we never pass up an opportunity like that at Kariella.

This years dresses and rompers have us drooling over their rich colors and 70s styling. We are diggin the velvet burnouts, lace up front details and cozy cable knits that make us want to curl up by the fire. All these styles can be perfectly layer back to our Commando tights or M Rena ultra soft leggings for maximum comfort if your in a climate where you need to keep warm and they are ultra versatile with boots or heels depending on how dressed up you want to get. We really loves styles you can dress up and dress down, layer up and layer down and our holiday collection is perfect for all of the above!


Gypsy Rose Dress

Forest Romper

Forest Romper

Doma Poncho

Fequest Flyer Dress

Prima Poncho

Forest Lace Dress

Mock Turtle Tank

Peace Flair

Now finish up that glass of champagne and get all prettied up for that fun night out, you deserve it!

xo Amara

Tis the Season for Gifting

11.24.2015 / 0 COMMENTS

Stack em up bracelets in turquoise, whites, leather and black.

As Christmas rapidly approaches it becomes time to start thinking about all those special people in your life, the ones you love, the ones who help you in time of need, the ones you chat with everyday, the ones who drive you crazy! Oh wait did I say that out loud?! Well that aside you still want to get em something special right? wink wink

Your sure to find the perfect thing at Kariella, we have goodies for your girlfriend, wife, sister, mother or your bestie and they will be eternally grateful you spent your time hunting them down something special and unique from Kariella! Choose from an assortment of jewelry, candles, handmade gloves and scarves.


Aspen Bay all natural soy candles in 10 fragrances and a bevy of containers.


Channel her inner boho babe with leaf adorned hair pins.


What woman doesn't love jewelry? Every woman loves these simple hand hammered stacking rings by Lauren Harkness. Available in Gold Fill, Sterling Silver and Rose Gold Fill.

 From Kariella to you...Happy Holidays! xo

Our Wild and Free Malibu Lookbook

11.06.2015 / 0 COMMENTS

Vix Swimwear

Wild and Free...the wind blew her to the sea.

It might be winter but its still beautiful in sunny socal. We just got our second shipment of swimwear and excited as can be we couldn't wait to shoot some of the stunning new arrivals! Turquoise was the heart and soul of our color story, from the swim to the jewelry we loved the pop of color merchandised back to the neutral fall clothes. We put a winter spin on a popular summer color and we love how it all came together!

xo Amara

See the full lookbook on our website


Kariella Jewelry

Rumis Bikini

Neutra Maillot

Labels We Love and Why

10.11.2013 / 0 COMMENTS
Here are just a few of our favorite labels this season and all you need to know about who they are and where they came from.
Inspired by the magnificent landscape that surrounds us, Kersh brings fresh and fun ideas in an effortless and imaginative way. Core basics infused with a fashion sensibility truly are the back bone of this proudly Canadian company. Kersh is a lifestyle for our loyal customers; laid back, sexy and cool... West Coast natural beauty hangs with designer ambition.
 Boyfriend Cardi
boyfriend cardi
Founded in 1995, Alternative is a fashion lifestyle brand best known for comfort, simplicity and our commitment to sustainability. Through innovative apparel design and involvement in purposeful causes, we aim to connect people, inspire creativity and catalyze change. Most commonly known for the ultra soft and quality materials used in all pieces.
 Devin Raglan
devin raglan
The designers have a precious story so it must be shared, they're muse is their very own daughter.
"Anouka was truly a miracle" says Sharnita, co-founder of Luv4Anouka.

After several years of not being able to conceive, the young couple was blessed with a baby girl. They knew this was no ordinary child, so they gave her a name to match-Anouka, which comes from the Indian word meaning "Spirit of God". Her altruistic essence is what inspired her parents to create a clothing line named after her. Anouka, while too young to realize, is the muse and a large part of the vision for the clothing line.

We at Luv4Anouka are dedicated to designing fresh, contemporary and comfortable clothing for young women. We are inspired by the dreamer, that can't be concerned about mundane chores, but would rather be steered through life by their wonder and curiosity. The ability to throw on a soft flowing top,look fabulous and face the world is underrated in these busy times. We believe that the less time we spend mixing and matching in the closet, the more time we can spend exploring and embracing the world around us.
 Burnout Henley
burnout henley
With most lovedKariella

Who is Kariella (Kär-ee-ella)?

10.02.2013 / 0 COMMENTS

Kariella has been in business for 3 years but just opened doors to the rest of the U.S. (thankfully!)
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Kariella is all about passion, creative style and affordability. We scour the market for unique designers, quality styles and sensible price points and strongly believe you can still create a beautiful outfit without the burden of a giant price tag. Our fun little shop has been well received by the local community. We hope you will embrace our sense of style and join us on our journey of discovering the art of fashion.

KARIELLA most loved

You will see this little heart all over our website, this indicates our most loved and best selling styles. Here’s a peek at some of my personal faves.


"Kariella has been one of the best kept secrets in Bend but that's all about to change. Now in her new location in downtown Bend, with more room to show off her stylish, one of a kind, selection of Women's Clothing and Accessories. I practically have one of each item in the store. That's how much i LOVE this store! Really, Really cute stuff! Great guality, Super friendly Staff  & Owner,Amara."
-Donna Birky Bend,OR
"I cannot say enough about how much I love Kariella Clothes Shop & it's amazing, talented & sweet owner, Amara!! I am lucky enough to be her next door neighbor downtown on Lava. I get to see first hand how much time, love & dedication she puts into her business! As many of you already know, her taste is impeccable and it shows in every facet of her shop. If you haven't been yet, please will love it all & want to take the entire store home with you! "
-Melinda DeVine of Bend, OR
"Kariella is the most chic boutique, beautiful boho & simply classy style. Amara knows how to stylize & I can't wait to go back to Bend for the best winter sweaters & hand knitted headbands ... All of the clothes, Jeans, Dresses are so dreamy."
Lisa Clark of Seattle, WA
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