Win Tix to the Good Style Fashion Show!


By Abby and Elle

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the 5th Annual Good Style Fashion Show on Thursday, May 7.  The only thing you have to do is guess how much we paid for a piece we’ll be using in the show. (Not in the mood to try your luck? Just go ahead and purchase your tickets.)

Our theme for this year is Cleveland Staycation, and we’ve put together outfits for many of the top “things to do” around town such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Great Lakes Science Museum, Metroparks Zoo, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Hessler Street Fair and more. You can see our collection as well as the collections of several other local fashion bloggers on the runway.

OK, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for:

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Tailor this Jewelry to Your Personality (it’s local and super affordable!)


By Abby and Elle

One of the added benefits of going to the Cleveland International Film Festival is browsing the Tower City Art Festival, where local artisans feature their one-of-a-kind wares. This year, we found a new friend in Catherine Moore who owns Beachstone Jewelry. Her shop offers, among other things, pendant, bracelet and earring bases that can accommodate a variety of metal buttons that range from elegant and sophisticated to fun and funky.

Some buttons feature rhinestones; some are enameled; and others feature pictures of everything from hummingbirds and starfish to Hello Kitty and Betty Boop so you can personalize your piece of jewelry to your own taste. You can also find initials and a variety of seasonal images including Christmas trees and an American flag.

Many of the buttons cost just a couple of dollars, so you can easily afford to have several to choose from depending on your mood or outfit or the season.

We had so much fun digging through all the metal buttons (there was a lot of “Look at this one!” and “Did you see this one?” going on) and trying to pick out a few to buy. That effort, coupled with taking the photos for this blog post, caused us to nearly miss our dang film.

During the summer, visit the Beachstone Gift Shop in Geneva-on-the-Lake, or visit Beachstone online anytime.

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Love this one in particular — looks so elegant.

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The center button pops out so you can pop in another. The button on the far right is turned upside down so you can see how it works.

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The bracelet bases come in a variety of styles.

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Poppies — Elle’s favorite!

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For all you crazy cat ladies out there. :)

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Perfect for topping off that vintage look.

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Marilyn. Timeless.

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New Twist on a Scarf and a Site Makeover


By Abby and Elle
We wrapped up this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival* by toasting to another marvelous season of films with a glass Styrofoam cup of champagne at the closing night party. And what a party it was! We slugged down two cups of champagne, jammed a few brownies into our pie holes and headed home. Woo hoo! (Hey, it was a work night.)

To complement the evening’s festive mood, Abby wrapped her MZ Beads scarf around the bun in her hair, and the look was spectacular! The fringe on the scarf cascades effortlessly, and we love how the fringe mingled with strands of Abby’s hair. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

Speaking of pretty, since you’re reading this you’ve already noticed our site makeover. Every girl needs a makeover now and then, and websites are no different. Hope you like the new look!

Jill's Funky Do

*Vote for CIFF as the nation’s best film festival — as of this writing, we’re No. 1! You have until April 13 at noon to help CIFF clinch the No. 1 spot!

Which Style Are You?


By Abby and Elle

We love how everyone has their own unique style. For example, I, Abby, love to be comfy and sexy at the same time. The style that does it the best is Boho. I can relax in my jeans and still show off my valuable assets (aka Man Teasers). I also like color, lots of color — hello, rainbow!

I, Elle, most often love to look girly — slap a bow on me any day of the week — but with a twist of funk.

Enough of our insanity. Share your style in the poll below!

 

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From OK to Wow: Room Makeover


By Elle
I’m so excited for this first interior design/decor post. When Arkady and I bought our house just about a year and a half ago, we started tearing things apart and putting them back together again. Some projects got stalled along the way — I refer to these “stalls” as “hijacks,” as in we got hijacked by a racoon that moved into a soffit on our roof (and thus discovered some necessary remediation work in the attic above the bedrooms), and we got hijacked by another really crappy, cold winter (and thus discovered we needed truckloads of new insulation in every part of the house).

In any case, I still have lots of room re-dos to share, the first of which is our Club Room.
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