Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Video Blog - Thanksgiving 2016

Check out this video for all that is happening at Upshift; Stylist Event, Thanksgiving, Small Biz Saturday, and awesome trends!



Sunday, November 20th 2-4pm $10 swap with complimentary wine














Support local by checking out our awesome neighborhood
 

Six Amazing Outfits for Thanksgiving

Edgy for a perfect "Fakesgiving" with Friends

Sweet as pie for grandmas house


Festively colorful for a dinner out

Nutty professor for a chill Thanksgiving

Completely casual and cozy for a night in

Cool, casual vibe but still dressed up for din-din

Small Business Saturday, November 26th

We are a small business and depend on shoppers like you to keep our doors open! Support small, support local year-round, but especially on Small Business Saturday.


We are open 10-4pm and will have complimentary wine as always!  Stop in and show your support, also shop our entire neighborhood where you'll find a coffeeshop, teahouse, bakery, pizza joint, a rock shop, diner, and many little boutiques just like ours.  Curious about our 'hood? Click this link. Otherwise, see you Saturday at Upshift located at 836 East Johnson Street. 

Need more reasons to support small and local, check out these stats:

Stats from the Small Business Administration


  • There are 23 million small businesses in the country.
  • Small businesses have increased by 49% since 1982
  • 54% of U.S. sales happen at small businesses.
  • Small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990.
  • Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people, and make up 40 % of all American retail jobs.

Small Business Stats from Other Sources


  • Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes (Source: Seattle Good Business Network).
  • If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same are a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source: Civic Economics Study in Grand Rapids, Michigan).

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stylist Event

Each month we host a special stylist event!  Show up to swap your garments, sip complimentary wine, and get top notch advice from a professional stylist.  All this for half price!

Sunday, November 20th

Swap up for $10
2-4pm


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Must-Have Fall Footwear

It's finally getting chilly so the fall footwear has got to come out of your closet (along with chunky socks, sweaters, and scarves).  Here are our top must-haves for 2016.

Polished sneakers

Mary-janes, but flat and strappy

Ahhh, the 'ol librarian shoe - but totally chic

All the nudes

Stacked, chunky heels - bonus if the heel is printed

High top stiletto

Knee high boot, duh!

And finally, we're throwing it back to the cowboy boot


Monday, October 31, 2016

Fall Outfits for Chilly Weather

Each week our merchandiser pulls 4 outfits together, this week's outfits are for chillier weather. Enjoy!


1. All white with a touch of sparkle
Layer up all white pieces over a hint of sparkle and open toe shoes





















2. Retro/vintage with dots and tweed
Polka dots and tweed with fur-trimmed gloves are perfect for that fall chill





















3. Prim and polished with a hint of edge
Choker collar mid-riff top with a mid length skirt and a blazer





















4.  90's inspired but totally current
Pointy shoes with skinny jeans and a leather trimmed top paired with wafarers

Monday, October 24, 2016

4 Fall Outfits October 2016

This fall has been absolutely gorgeous and with that tricky combo of warm weather during the fall months can make it tricky to know what to wear.  When it's crisp and cool it's pretty easy to layer up your perfect fall items but when it's still hitting temps near 70 it can be puzzling trying to find the perfect combo.

Look no further, here are 4 winning outfits for your 2016 fall:

1. It's all about layers so you can add or take off throughout the day depending on the temp.
Chiffon top with printed skinnies and a knit jacket

2. Another chiffon top (light and airy) with a bunch of layers!
Super casual jeans with a chunky sweater and a scarf with adorable little mary janes

3. ANOTHER chiffon top with more layers!
Printed flowy pants with a coverup and cute chunky heals....and a scarf!

4. Yet ANOTHER chiffon top (see the pattern of layering light and airy with layers)
Animal print is perfect for fall paired with crop dress pants and a blazer, add gold accessories







Tuesday, October 18, 2016

3 Year Anniversary

We turn 3 this week!  Stop on in to swap and grab some champagne and cookies!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Stripes and Plaid Unite for the Ultimate Fall Look - 2016

Pattern mixing is what we're all about here at Upshift, this fall we feel like the ultimate combo is plaid and stripes.  The key is to make sure they are in the same color story.  So here we combine navy and white stripes with a plaid shirt in navy, white, and blue.  To ground the look we layer a jean jacket over it, and pair with black flats (yes, it's totally ok to wear navy with black, it's a thing yo!)

So, here you go!


Friday Fashion Blog

Our merchandiser is also our in-house style photographer and shoots our Top 10 each day as well as our collective looks.  Below are this week's overall trends:

To view our Top 10 you can "like" us on Facebook and see our top ten daily.

Fur vest with light denim = fresh, fall ready!

Take your fur game to a whole new level - feminine fall!

Pattern mixing is a hot trend this fall - add heel boots for a sleek look!

Casual and cozy all in one - it's all about layers and layers this fall!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fall Shoes 2016

Must-have shoes for Fall 2016.  Here's your top ten styles available now!

Check out the video for top styles, or scroll down to see images of top 10!


1. wicker flats

2. cuff boots

3. Open-tow stacked heels

4. Rocker boots

5. Suede western boot

6. Fur- lined boot

7. Bright teal flat

8. Chunky heel dress shoe

9. Lace up heel

10. Maryjane heel


Monday, October 3, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Video Blog Sept 23rd

Lots of new stuff happening here!  Check it out:


Four Ways to Wear a Little Black Skirt

Every gal owns a little black skirt (if not, get in to Upshift and get one!) which allows for limitless ways to wear such a basic piece, we paired it down to 4 must-have styles for this fall:


 A pencil skirt pairs well with a flowy, pretty
 Perfect for the office and a classic,white top
 Convert to an edgy look for the weekend
A crop top makes a pencil skirt super sexy

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Private Party - Host for FREE!

Private Parties at UpShift are a huge hit!

Here are just a few reasons why:
  • Host swaps for FREE!
  • Bring a minimum of 8 guests and they swap for $10 each (that's half price!)
  • Complimentary red wine while you swap
  • Option to bring your own beverages and food for your guests
  • Complimentary invite created especially for you to send to friends or post on FB
How do we make it happen?  Easy:
  1. Please email with your top 2 dates and we put it on the calendar after confirmation with you.
  2. Email your friends or create an event on Facebook with your complimentary invitation.
  3. Show up and shop your ass off!
It's that simple!