12.20.13

christmas morning non-makeup

by Angela, Bellacara Christmas morning is always a production. From the kids running around opening everything with a bow to preparing a meal for the whole family, it’s both stressful and joyous in […]
12.20.13

look of the day: new year’s eve at the neighbors’

I am the first to admit that I prefer not-quite-so glamorous New Year’s Eve plans. I generally enjoy myself more. This year, my husband and I are merely joining our neighbors in a […]
12.20.13

street style: johanna l. fitzpatrick

The Honorable Johanna L. Fitzpatrick 600 SOUTH PITT STREET ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314 I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where my father owned a department store. As a child I went with him to […]
12.19.13

look of the day: new year’s eve

We would be remiss if we did not provide you with at least a few New Year’s Eve options in our Look of the Day series. So, here is the first of several. […]
12.19.13

suffer for style?

by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive Perhaps the greatest irony of my life is that I own a shoe store and never wear heels. Well, rarely. Very rarely. I have terrible feet and the […]
12.19.13

pencil or liquid?

Reader: Pencil or liquid liner if I’m looking for a long-lasting color? Angela: Getting your eyeliner to last all day can seem like dreaming the impossible dream. Generally speaking, liquid liner lasts longer […]
12.18.13

a lifestyle store

What is a “Lifestyle” store? Coco Blanca is the perfect example! Walk into Coco Blanca and you immediately sense that there’s something very different going on there. They are selling fabulous furniture, lighting, […]
12.18.13

look of the day: pta meeting

I personally don’t have kids, so I may not know what to wear to a PTA meeting, but this is what I envision for any “event” for which I would need to look […]
12.18.13

boring blazer alternatives

Reader: I need a jacket that I can leave at work in case of important meetings. Is there an alternative to a plain black (ie boring) suit jacket? Tara: The spur of the […]
12.17.13

does makeup really go bad?

Reader: Does make-up really go bad? Or is that just a marketing thing to get you to buy new make-up? Angela: Yes, unfortunately, it is true. Make-up does expire. The expiration date starts […]
12.17.13

one top, three looks

One top, three ways. Investing in a fabulous holiday top–something beaded or studded–can take you through multiple holiday parties this season! 1. Pair it with a great pair of Paige jeans and a […]
12.17.13

look of the day: every day

It dawned on me that despite the fact that we post Looks of the Day that are event-centric, most days of my life are eventless. I get up, I am busy, I go […]
12.16.13

denim for petite women

Reader: I am really short which makes it difficult to buy jeans. Should I look for styles that are made for short women or consider just having regular pairs tailored? Darby: As a […]
12.16.13

the sniff test

by Susan, Zoe Boutique The sense of smell is our most primitive sense. Located in the same part of our brain that effects emotions, memory and creativity, it is no wonder that we […]
12.16.13

weekend recap

Susan spent Saturday shopping local for Christmas gifts! Gayla from Coco Blanca decided on sequins for a holiday party… …while Elizabeth wore her very first Lela Rose purchase to a 40th birthday celebration. […]


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