08.04.17
Tax Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend (on Everything!)

The bulk of my summers as a child were spent in Ohio at the neighborhood pool. I was a competitive swimmer, so after championships at the end of July I would head to […]
07.25.17

Coco Does….Color?

Our trademark here at Coco Blanca is classic neutrals. We tend to stick to shades of white, beige, cream, and sometimes black. But recently we have been expanding our palette with little pops […]
07.25.17

In Living Color

Several weeks ago, I cleaned out my closet. To use a fancier term, I performed a “closet audit.” I followed a formula that I learned from Rosanna Vollmerhausen and Lani Inlander, two prominent […]
07.24.17
Six Picks 08-07-2017

The Alexandria Stylebook Six Picks

From Maine to Cuba, from India to the beach, we are loving these destination-inspired must-haves this week — plus the perfect bag for travel and bracelets to wear while there. Now we want to […]
06.09.17

How To Be a Boho Babe!

Bohemian style is all about having fun. It embodies a free spirit and is inspired by global art, the 1970s, and travel. Here are a few simple concepts to follow to embrace your […]
06.08.17

The Three Color Rule

Back in June of 2016, I shared with Stylebook readers my own color theory, developed over years of wearing clothes, reading and writing about clothes, and getting paid to buy clothes for others. […]
06.07.17

​​A Weekend Getaway with Middleburg Mystique!

Mark your calendars for a weekend away or day trip to Middleburg, the nation’s horse and hunt capital, just about an hour from Alexandria. Mystique has just opened our second location, in the heart […]
06.06.17

All Denim 50 Percent Off!

I have written about my affinity, or maybe I should call it a total obsession, with Emmanuelle Alt, the editor in chief of French Vogue. If I could dress like one person it […]
06.01.17

What To Wear to Graduation, Mother-Daughter Edition

Boy, does time fly!  My good friend Beth Shepherdson was in the store the other day searching for graduation clothes. We were talking about how her daughter, Campbell, is graduating from St. Stephen’s […]
06.01.17

Wine on the Waterfront

I am a “Today Show” loyalist. Because Matt Lauer attended my alma matter, The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, I feel as though he is speaking to me. I mean […]
05.26.17

7 Looks That Demystify the Wide Leg Pant

Once again, we meet a trend that may feel a bit “too soon?” Enter the WIDE LEG PANT! OK, first things first, let’s set the record straight…We are not referring to them as […]
05.25.17

Special Occasions, Special Dresses

If you’re like me, the first thought that goes through your mind when you know you have an upcoming occasion is, “What am I going to wear?” Coco Blanca can dress you for that […]
05.25.17

Memorial Day Staff Picks: Concert Edition

The Washington, D.C. metro area is extremely lucky to have terrific outdoor concert venues and one of the hottest free tickets in town is the Memorial Day concert at the Capitol. Or, avoid […]
05.24.17

The Best Not-So-Basic Blouse

From time to time, a new customer walks into The Hive and after looking around for a few minutes she asks us what our aesthetic is. She wants to know what the thread […]
05.23.17

Graduation! The First White Dress

One’s wedding day is not the only momentous occasion to wear the quintessential white gown…graduation day is on that list, too! And like a wedding, graduation is a major event that marks the end […]


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