How I’m wearing these classy, casual cubes

By Abby

Elle and I have been taking my daughter and a couple of my nieces to the Cleveland Museum of Art for art classes on Saturday afternoons. It’s becoming a kind of coming of age for the children. I went when I was young, and so too my nieces have started the second wave of the tradition, followed now by my own daughter.

img_2990Last week, while the girls were drawing, painting and gluing, we perused the gift shop, where I spotted something I could not live without! The second I saw it I knew I had to have it. What was this thing that entranced me so? Well I’ll tell you, it was a beautiful, fanciful, colorful geo-cube necklace by Coeur De Lion. Continue reading

A bit of boho and a twist on tights

Abby & Elle Upstairs Fashion & Design boho chicBy Elle

I accidentally bought this dress the other day at Green Roots Collection at Cleveland Clinic. I was walking past the store and the 50% off sign just happened to catch my eye.  I figured it wouldn’t hurt to look. And try a few things on. But not buy anything, and definitely not two things.

So, what I love about my accidental purchase, made by Plume & Thread, is that it’s waaay soft, made in the USA and is comfortable enough to sleep in. (I have plenty of PJs though, so there’s no need for me to actually sleep in my dress.)

Instead of wearing tights or leggings, I opted for jeans, which really gives the outfit a boho look.

I tried the outfit with two different pairs of boots. I have a clear favorite. Leave me a comment and let me know which you prefer!


Abby & Elle Upstairs Fashion & Design bird necklace

Bird necklace that I bought from a vendor at Cleveland Bazaar one year. It completes my boho-chic look!

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What I Wore Today

By Abby 

Yesterday’s color of the day was yellow. I know, more than most, that yellow is not a very popular color for clothes. I had to change my idea for my wedding colors because no one wanted to wear yellow!
Gucci Sweater
I never really wore yellow before, thinking it was a color that looked better on darker skin tones than mine. I had very few articles of clothing that had any yellow in them at all.
I have every other color clothing that could possibly come up as the color of the day, expect yellow. So I went out looking for clothes in yellow. Continue reading

Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

By Abby and Elle
Here on the far east side of Cleveland, we’re shivering, looking at several inches of new snow and yearning to see the green, green grass of spring, or at least a muddy patch or three.

Along comes Pantone to save the day with its hopeful color of the year: greenery!  If you’re shopping for something in greenery and can’t recall the exact shade, just think of the gem peridot or green grapes.  Or we reckon you can always Google it, the solution for all of life’s mysteries.

Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery


If you don’t have any greenery in your closet, we recommend doing a sweep of your local thrift stores before hitting the mall or shopping online. After all, what’s greener that recycling/reusing? Enjoy!