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Trend To Try: Velvet

In 2016, velvet was a hit on the runway. In 2017, it surged to the forefront of the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. This luxurious fabric is seen in pants, jumpsuits, boyfriend…

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How To Host a *Fun* Holiday Party (Hint: Plan Now)

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Are you excited?! Some of you are. Many of you are lukewarm. Some of you even dread it. But throwing a memorable holiday party – whether it…

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Is Your House Ready for Colder Weather?

When I think of what I do to prepare for colder weather, I think of rearranging my closet to put my sweaters and boots front and center, stocking my refrigerator and pantry with…

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Here’s the Skinny on Fall Denim Trends…

For the past six months, more or less, I have had to navigate all kinds of demands for what women want out of their jeans. Happily, we have been spoiled; denim companies are…

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Delight in the Details at the DC Design House

There has never been a DC Design House that I didn’t like and this one is no exception. This house has so many beautiful pieces of art and furniture put together by fantastic…

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Welden: The Line I’d Been Looking for

Since opening The Hive a year ago, I have been searching for a bag line that I could love so much that I couldn’t do without it in our clothing store. We’ve long…

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Postcard from Memphis (and Graceland!)

A recent wedding took some friends and me to Oxford, Mississippi by way of Memphis. We arrived early in Memphis on Friday and left late on Sunday so decided to check out the…

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This Is Why Your Wrist Hurts

Do your wrists hurt during a plank? When planking, you’ve either done this in your exercise class or you’ve seen people doing it: grabbing at their wrists in pain and/or modifying the move…

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Here Are Your Must-Have Booties

I know all of us contributing to Alexandria Stylebook keep mentioning fall and cooler weather. Of course, it was in the upper-70s this past weekend and we are smack in the middle of…

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Stylist Challenge: 5 Fall Trends, Spotted by Alison

Alison Teer and I go way back. She cleaned out my closet when I lived in a tiny Old Town house with even tinier closets. I can’t remember if I had just opened…

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Street Style, Italian Style

I recently celebrated my twenty year anniversary with my husband with a trip to Italy. I haven't taken a trip with my husband alone for more than a long weekend since our children…

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Mindfulness. (Um, yeah, what the heck is it?)

Can you count how many times have you have seen the word “Mindfulness?” (Well, if you are the guy I talked to last night, the answer would be zero. Where has HE been,…

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Our Top Picks for the Week of October 16, 2017

A super-cool skirt with a cool-girl styling tip from Alicia, plus hats, booties, holiday cards (yes! it's time!), a perfect beauty gift, and a statement necklace that all feel just right as we…

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Penny Post Grand Opening

You might remember me telling you about our new paper store, Penny Post, this summer. Well, I’m pleased to announce that we are open and ready for business! On September 11, exactly 10…

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You Don’t Have To Drive Far or Pay Admission for this Pumpkin Patch

Listen up, Weather Forecast: it’s fall. F-A-L-L. Sweater weather. Pumpkin spice latte weather. Pumpkin patch weather. Pumpkin EVERYTHING weather. And it’s time we start acting like it, because these warmer days have a…

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