Starfish and Coffee

By Abby

My daughter fawning over a pink purse.

My daughter entered pre-school this fall, so naturally I’m getting to know other moms from my area. One mother in particular, a kindred spirit, told me about a local coffee shop. I like to support local businesses so I dropped by one afternoon and fell in love, even before I opened the door. Continue reading

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

Celebrate Earth Day with eco-friendly clothing — at wallet – friendly prices!

Elroy Apparel Jamesia coatBy Abby and Elle

If you dig boho-chic, check out Elroy, a Canadian company specializing in women’s clothing made from fabrics that are sustainable, organic, upcycled and eco-friendly — just in time for Earth Day on April 22.

What’s great about Elroy?

For one, they started a small sewing cooperative in Indonesia, with the goals of creating affordable eco-friendly clothing and bringing economic independence for those in impoverished communities.

For two, they’re having a summer clearance sale right now, so you can pick up something special in anticipation of warmer weather at a fraction of the cost. But you have to hurry because inventory is limited.

Here’s a sale preview:

Elroy Apparel Larkspur dress

Elroy Apparel Larkspur dress The gathered “scarf” is attached at the side seam. A slit hole allows the scarf to stay in place.

Elroy Apparel Kaeya dress

Elroy Apparel Kaeya dress

Elroy Apparel Puya top

Elroy Apparel Puya top

Elroy Apparel Raulston sweater dress

Elroy Apparel Raulston sweater dress

Elroy Apparel Nia Dress

Elroy Apparel Nia Dress

Elroy Apparel Jamesia coat

Elroy Apparel Jamesia coat

Why Your $8 Shirt is a Huge Problem (and what to do about it)

By Abby and Elle

Came across this excellent video the other day and thought we’d share it. While we’re thrifty and all, we are vehemently opposed to the avalanche of cheap clothing that is smothering the market.

Bottom line:

  • Buy quality clothing that will last
  • Shop at thrift stores
  • Donate unwanted clothing (versus dumping them in the trash)

Spread the word, and help save the planet. It’s the only one we have!



Wanna Swap Clothing?

Spago dress $20

Spago floral dress, $20

By Abby and Elle

In the mood to shop consignment but don’t feel like leaving the house? If so, we have a solution for you.

Abby discovered an online consignment store,, that offers baby, kids’ and women’s clothing (including maternity) and accessories — even games and toys. (Sorry, dudes: You are totally excluded unless you’re a cross-dresser or shopping for your beloved.)

Abby has shopped several times for clothing for little Isabelle, and she loves it. is easy to use, she says. The site features ton of filters so you can narrow down exactly what you’re looking for. She often gets free shipping, and her orders arrive in the blink of an eye.

Not only can you buy through, but you can also sell.

According to the site, the company has more than 600,000 items in their inventory, so SURELY you can find SOMETHING that strikes your fancy.

The prices, you ask? We curated a few items to give you an idea. Happy browsing!

Kenneth Cole New York $7

Kenneth Cole New York skirt, $7 Shirt

Apt. 9 blouse, $5

Guess Shoes

Guess Shoes, $12

ann taylor blazer

Ann Taylor Loft blazer, $15

Forever 21 $15

Forever 21 dress, $15