09.21.17

How To Mix Patterns

I’m always amazed at the mix of patterns modeled by certain designers. Some are stunning in a “why didn’t I think of that?” way, while others have me scratching my head wondering if […]
09.21.17

September Baby Blues (& Pinks & Yellows…)

When I was a little girl I always had fun collecting rocks in my birthstone. Luckily I was born in April, which means I was collecting diamonds! But my favorite color to wear […]
09.20.17
Cost Per Wear Strategy

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 […]
09.20.17
What We Love

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 […]
09.19.17
Old Mans Shoes

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 […]
09.18.17
Timeless Style

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, […]
09.18.17
Top Picks 09-18-2017

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 […]
09.15.17
Street Style Sara VanderGoot

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 […]
09.14.17
Love Letter to Alexandria

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 […]
09.14.17
5 Fall Must Haves

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 […]
09.13.17
Styling Fall Pieces, from September through December

Styling Fall Pieces, from September through December

Fall spans a huge range of temperatures in the D.C. area. The key to style and comfort is having the right pieces to layer as we transition from warm to cool to downright […]
09.13.17
6 Unexpected Reasons To Visit Kiskadee

6 Unexpected Reasons To Visit Kiskadee

As all Stylebook readers know, at Kiskadee we love our customers. I have now owned the store for four months and the rumor mill still churns that this beloved store is closing. NO! […]
09.11.17
Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Fall 2017 Fashion Trends (& How To Work Them into Your Wardrobe)

It’s that time of year again! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to feel that chill in the air. Fall is my favorite season for clothing. So many fun ways to play […]
09.11.17
Veronica Beard Denim and Shoes

Introducing Veronica Beard Denim and Shoes: “Hard-wired for real life”

My kids happen to go to a school with a uniform, and every morning I thank the Lord a little bit for this uniform. You see, by 8:15 I am usually yelling like […]
09.07.17
Denim Trend Tuxedo

Denim Trend: The Tuxedo Stripe

I remember a few years back Alicia posted a piece with the headline, “Season of Change (Is This the End of Skinny Jeans?).” This post caused more conversation that possibly any other. Readers […]


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