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How To Create Cute Holiday Looks for Kids but Not Break the Bank

We spend so much money this time of year, from gifts, to holiday meals and everything else that the season brings, that when it comes time to dress our children it is just…

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Meet Your New Dream Home (There’s a Beach!)

Imagine your own private beach. A space to get away, listen to waves lapping at the shore, and watch airplanes fly by. Where are you picturing? Some tropical destination, far from home? Surely…

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Your “Clutch” Holiday Accessory

Large handbags serve a purpose, but not at holiday parties. Instead, consider a petite purse. All you need to do is drop in your mobile phone, lipstick, I.D., credit card, and dash out…

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Everyone Wins: Men’s Night & Wish Lists

Six years ago we decided to try something crazy -- kick all our female customers out of The Shoe Hive and invite men to come instead. It was the first annual Men’s Night…

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Why I Finally Started Pilates, and How It Can Help You

I joke with my business partner Megan Brown, a Pilates expert, that "everything we do is yoga." What I mean is that yoga, especially Vinyasa, which is the kind of yoga I practice,…

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Oil or Moisturizer: Which Comes First?

This is a question I get daily at the store and it’s one that seems to cause the most disagreement among beauty bloggers, experts, and internet commentators in general. Why? Shouldn’t there be…

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September Reset, Revisited: An Update on Amy’s Progress

In September, Alexandria Stylebook asked Fitness on the Run and its fitness partners Mind the Mat and Ascend Cycle to work with one of the members of Alexandria Stylebook. Since Amy Rutherford, owner…

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Showstoppers

As you have probably picked up from my posts over the last few months, I love really beautiful, simple fine jewelry that I can wear everyday and never take off. But you know…

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Well-Traveled Style, Style That Travels Well

Bring on the hectic holiday travel plans. Last week we sat down with the talented local creative, Elyse Cosgrove, to chat about what to pack for her trip to Europe. Elyse was heading…

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How To Wear Dressy Sweatshirts

I’m sure you own one. The tried and true, almost-worn-through favorite sweatshirt. It could be from your glory days in college or a well loved vacation that, when you put the sweatshirt on,…

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My Obsession with Zelens Skincare

Although I have access to the best skincare on the market and have filled Bellacara with lines I believe are effective and top tier, I am always looking for new innovations in the…

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Tibi Trunk Show!

We have been talking about gift giving and getting all the shopping done for everyone else, but now it is time to do a little holiday shopping for yourself! One of our favorite…

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Liz’s Top 5 Tips To Layer Jewelry: “…neck and fingers or wrists and ears”

Mastering the art of layering your jewelry can be a tricky thing. You want it look effortless yet pristine at the same time. It’s too easy to put the same jewelry on day…

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The 12 Days of Christmas at Penny Post & Red Barn Mercantile

Remember last week when I told you there are no new ideas, well today is the perfect example of that. Or, rather, I like to believe it’s the perfect example of great minds…

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The 12 Days of Christmas at The Hive & The Shoe Hive

We have so much going on at the stores this month! We are doing our best to make sure that this holiday season we make your gift-giving as easy as possible. We are…

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