How to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring


Abby & Elle Upstairs Fashion winter/spring transitionBy Elle

Spring is officially here, according to the calendar, but the days, at least in Northeast Ohio, are still chilly — and today was downright frigid. Although we are eager to bust out our spring things and tuck our woolies deep into the closet, a move like that can be dangerously premature. OK, maybe not dangerous, but certainly premature.

Here’s how I put together one outfit to wear on a recent March day:

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A fall trend to get ruffled about


By Abby and Elle

As we work on this 200th or so blog post, we’re acknowledging that life is too dang busy. Sometimes we’re too busy to write (and more time passes between posts than we’d like), and we know you’re sometimes too busy to read, especially if you’re using all your reading time to keep up with that minor matter called the Presidential Election.

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5 Tips for Adding Florals to Your Spring Look


By Abby and Elle

Floral prints are definitely hot this spring. The great news is that colors and patterns spring-daisydon’t much matter. (The Hippie in us is loving this trend — Flower Power all the way, baby!)

Unsure about how to incorporate florals into your wardrobe? Follow these tips for adding some fresh blooms to your summer look:

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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, Swap.com, 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 Swap.com several times for clothing for little Isabelle, and she loves it.

Swap.com 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 Swap.com, 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

Swap.com 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