01.31.17

Fantasy Football vs. Fantasy Decorating

With the Super Bowl in just a few days, we are deep into Fantasy Football at my house, and have been for a while. My husband seemed to enjoy the whole process so […]
01.31.17

Pro Advice for the Best Valentine’s Day Flowers

When one thinks of Valentine’s Day, a heart-shaped vision of velvety red roses, artisan chocolates, poetic love notes, and a pricey prix fix menu often come to mind.  After all, the first three […]
01.31.17

Nightly Facial Massage: How To (and Why You Should)

With all this talk of oil in the last few weeks, clients have been requesting that I share how to do a quick facial massage. Why give yourself a facial massage, you may […]
01.30.17

1st Dibs! Score Diamonds, Sapphires, Moonstones, Rose Gold + More at Mystique’s Pre-Warehouse Sale

Living in a city as historic as Alexandria means many great annual traditions, but there is only one known for massive discounts and deals! Once a year, shoppers unite to score major bargains […]
01.30.17

4 Things I Learned at Market

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of going to New York for market with two of the best in the business: fashion-forward entrepreneur Elizabeth Todd and style guru Christen Kinard. Nothing […]
01.30.17

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

For years, every Monday morning we’d bring you the five things we were coveting. But have more swoon-worthy things to share, so starting a few weeks ago we supersized the Stylebook Top Five and […]
01.30.17

Christen’s Pop-Up Shop

Developing my own clothing line and learning the ins and outs of product development (with my mom!) has been both a true joy and at times challenging. One of the challenges we have […]
01.27.17

Why I Will Never Say Never

Often trends resurface; we all know this. But sometimes they are attached to particular memories and a time you’d rather not relive. I have seen this happen with clients and while I’ve studied […]
01.27.17
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Meet Marzie

At Stylebook we always have our eyes peeled to bring you the best of Alexandria. Our city’s style game is strong and the talent is deep, so when I asked our members who […]
01.27.17

The Best Time To Buy Winter Investment Pieces? Right Now

As a Stylebook reader, the terms cost-per-wear (CPW) and investment piece are probably very familiar to you since many Stylebook contributors reference them frequently. Cost per wear is often used to decide if […]
01.26.17

Save the Date for the Alexandria Warehouse Sale

Alright, ladies, mark your calendars! The Super Bowl of Shopping is here. This year’s annual Alexandria Warehouse Sale is Saturday, February 4 from 9am to 4pm at The Westin located off Duke Street […]
01.26.17

Howdy, Alexandria!

I’m thrilled to formally introduce myself. My name is Daniella Blanco, and I am the newest member of the Coco Blanca family. I recently relocated from Beaumont, Texas, and am happy to call […]
01.26.17

FAQ: Retinol

Retinol is just about everyone’s favorite thing. (Not mine; mine is cheap champagne, but I digress.) At least one person asks every day about how to use retinol products. Retinol is one of the […]
01.25.17

Pollock + Salvador: A Match Made in Stylist Heaven

Flashdance sweatshirts, cut-off denim shorts, embroidered jeans and jackets…even distressing in general all started as DIY projects before ever becoming products you could purchase. I know this since I have executed each of […]
01.25.17

Fit at 50, Part 4: Get Curious, Get Honest

As I enter my 50s, I am committed to exploring and being curious. Shifting my perspective is liberating and has positively contributed to improvements in my health, wellness, and happiness. How I view […]


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