04.22.16

The Higher the Heel, the Closer to God

The higher the heel, the closer to God. Or so the saying goes…  Rarely does one see me in heels, especially at the store. Despite wanting to look fashionable, I do also like […]
04.22.16

Street Style Rachel Gang

Rachel Gang is the owner of Helen Olivia Flowers, a boutique flower and home décor shop, located on N. Pitt Street in Old Town, Alexandria.  Although Rachel has only owned Helen Olivia for […]
04.22.16

How to Wear Hair Accessories

Hair accessories have been coming back in a big way the past few seasons, and while I will never condone the use of an old-school scrunchie, as it is no longer 1997, it’s time […]
04.22.16

The Perfect Gift for Your Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we at Ivy Lane know how important it is to celebrate this special group! After all, we wouldn’t be here without them, would we? To help you […]
04.21.16

A Closet Audit for the Stylebook Editor

A few weeks back, Alexandria Stylebook’s very own editor, Madelyn Smith Orfitelli, reached out to DC Style Factory for a closet audit. After three kids, including twins, she felt her body type had […]
04.21.16

Embracing Simplicity with Style

“Fashion changes, but style endures”—Coco Chanel With the Western society having so many choices, it’s natural we end up with too many material possessions, like our closets that are crammed with clothes of […]
04.21.16

Addicted to Distraction

Are parts of your life getting in the way of your wellness? Addiction is the relentless pull to a substance or an activity that becomes so compulsive it ultimately interferes with everyday life.  […]
04.20.16

She Said, She Said

Two women of Stylebook sound off on the latest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, wellness, and Alexandria happenings in our feature She Said | She Said. Today Angela Sitilides, owner of Bellacara, and […]
04.20.16

Flower Power, Both Sides of the Atlantic!

As you’ve been enjoying a lovely, sunny, and warm preview of summer in Alexandria, I’ve been experiencing April showers in London. But these April showers are producing the most gorgeous spring flowers! So […]
04.20.16

Life Lessons by Christen: My Mane Misadventure

One day, I am going to write a book entitled “Life Lessons by Christen.” These life lessons will include such important bits of wisdom as: Always spread a thin coat of mayo on […]
04.19.16

Get Ready to Spring2ACTion!

This Wednesday is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill Hump Day! Why not? Because Spring2ACTion begins at 12am! ACT for Alexandria is hosting the annual 24-hour virtual event in order to raise money for more than […]
04.19.16

What Makes You Feel Beautiful? Part 2: On the Street

We at Bellacara love making people feel beautiful. Sometimes it’s as simple as complimenting the way they style their hair, or helping them get into a new mascara that really accentuates their naturally […]
04.19.16

Everyone Has Been Talking About Michael Stars

If you have stopped by Kiskadee lately, you probably noticed that we have a lot of new merchandise in for spring and summer.  Each season when Neil and I head to market, we attempt to […]
04.18.16

Pilates in Paradise 2

I grew up a Navy Brat (or as my grandmother would always say, “Navy Junior”) and was fortunate to live in cool coastal places as a kid.  Looking back now I can’t believe […]
04.18.16

The Stylebook Top Five

Every week we bring you the top five things we are loving. This week, the Stylebook Top Five include the perfect flat for garden week, Mother’s Day gift suggestions and beautiful necklaces! But […]


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