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My Cost Per Wear Strategy (Just in Time for Tomorrow’s Sip & Shop!)

Many of you know by now that my rule of thumb is “Buy Less, Wear More.” When I work with clients in their wardrobes, many times we explore the pieces that still owe…

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You Are Here

It is hard to believe we are already half way through September. When kids are back in school, we start thinking about planning for the holidays and thinking of gift ideas, so when…

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What We Love

It’s that time of the year… Every day we get new deliveries and all of us at the stores get to pretend it’s like Christmas morning. Opening cardboard boxes has never been more…

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With a Little Help from My Friends

Remember being a kid and how much you loved playing with your friends? Or being a teenager and how your life revolved around your friends? These friends also probably had a strong say…

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“Running fed my soul…”

When I am not involved with my salon and all things hair and beauty, I love to spend my free time outdoors. This obsession began when my daughter and son joined the track…

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These Ain’t Your Old Man’s Shoes

Me, wearing my really cool shoes, approached by a stranger. Stranger: “Love those shoes! Who makes them?” Me, all excited: “Johnston & Murphy!” Stranger, with a quizzical look on her face: “Don’t they…

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Timeless Style

Ugh! What was I thinking? You’ve been there, admit it. It happens to me when I look at old pictures of myself and cringe, analyzing every detail from my outfit, to my hair,…

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Emmys Report: The Best Hair & Makeup

Award show season is always a window into fashion and beauty trends, and the Emmys last night did not disappoint in this regard. The defined eye and nude lip were everywhere! Whether smokey…

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Our Top Picks for the Week of September 18, 2017

The week we are loving pieces that make a statement, but in an elegant, subtle way. For the home, a bowl that adds interest with its asymmetric edge, plus a simple sign that…

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When Fashion Inspires Interior Design

Whenever folks are stuck to figure out what their design style is I first point them to their closet – then Pinterest, but that’s for another post.  What we like to wear is…

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What’s Happening in Potomac Yard?

We’re eagerly tracking all of the new developments coming to Alexandria City in the next few years but we’re particularly excited about JBG Smith’s redevelopment of Route 1. Based around a metro station…

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Street Style: Sara VanderGoot

Mind the Mat would not exist if it were not for Sara. It’s true. The whole thing was her idea. She already had an established and successful business on The Avenue in Del…

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My Love Letter to Alexandria

Last month I wrote my love letter to Italy. As far as places go to visit, I think Italy should be at the top of everyone’s list. I even dream about packing up…

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5 Fall Must-Haves, 1 Can’t-Miss Event

With fall weather teasing us what seems like every other day, it’s important to prioritize what you’ll need to refresh your fall wardrobe. Planning ahead will help you optimize your fall budget to…

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Getting Back into Fitness (or: Thanks a Lot, Elizabeth)

As you may have read, Elizabeth came back from Italy and decided that she needed to get back into a fitness and wellness regimen. Unfortunately for me, Elizabeth doesn’t like to work out…

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