09.18.18

My Top 5 Emmy Awards Looks

Fall means more than back-to-school, transition clothing, and harvesting the last of summer’s bountiful fruits and vegetables. There’s also the Emmy Awards. I admit that I’m falling short on how much television I […]
09.14.18

The Pants Line Famous for Its Perfect Fit

How many of you have a hard time finding pants that fit properly? Of all the items of clothing, pants can be the most difficult to master for designers. Years ago there was […]
08.30.18

Oversized Coats: Fashion Form and Function

Oversized coats are a dominant trend in the realm of outerwear this year. It’s not surprising since fashion has landed, like Marty McFly’s DeLorean, smack dab in the 80s. Those of us who […]
08.24.18

A Psychological Play for Fall

Bright coats are a psychological boost. There’s no denying the influence that color has on us. Whether you are choosing paint for interiors or a new case for your phone, we tend to […]
08.16.18

My Mini Closet Audit with Megan

The best part of my job is meeting incredible women who are ready to offer it up and invite me into their closets help them. The satisfaction of solving problems and identifying how […]
08.13.18

Fall Designer Profile: Isabel De Pedro

TSALT has become a great source for unconventional and chic clothing brands. You may have discovered Marie Saint Pierre or PH15 on one of your visits. Once a boutique starts carrying a European […]
08.09.18

TSALT’s Sidewalk Sale Preview

I’m sure many of you have marked your calendar already for the season’s major retail event in Alexandria: the Annual Sidewalk Sale. This bargain hunter’s dream has grown over the years to epic […]
08.01.18

First Look at Fall ’18 Apiece Apart

August is all about making room for new inventory in retail. The fact of the matter is that while creating a mix of sale items and new fall inventory might seem like an […]
07.25.18

Feeling Fancy: The “Clueless” Fashion Trend

Last spring, I was in New York to consult on the fall buy for TSALT, where we took appointments at a variety of showrooms. The Globe Showroom is always a favorite since this […]
07.24.18

TSALT Staff Picks from the Sale Rack

Imagine you had an expansive closet tricked out with some of the best selections of pants and dresses in town. You might feel overwhelmed with so many choices. Over time, you would probably […]
07.20.18

Ageless Style (and Sales!) at TSALT

The term “age appropriate” gets thrown around a lot when we talk about style and fashion. What women should and should not wear after a certain age seems more like a question of […]
07.12.18

Building Blocks for Capsule Wardrobes

Everyone who engages with me about style wants to find a way to have less in their wardrobe but still have a variety of outfits. Finding ways to create thoughtful relationships with a […]
07.03.18

Brochu Walker: The Ethos of Alexandria Summer

If you’ve been looking for a collection of understated, chic pieces, look no further. TSALT has found a collection that speaks to our Alexandria ethos. Brochu Walker is influenced by the ease of […]
06.27.18

I Couldn’t Help but Wonder…Has It Really Been Twenty Years?

While scrolling through Instagram one evening earlier this month, I stumbled upon Sarah Jessica Parker’s post. It was an old picture of her as Carrie Bradshaw and it dawned on me that we […]
06.26.18

Kempton & Co.: Déjà Vu Certainement

Finding a great bag line is tricky for boutiques. Bags are such a personal item and finding a collection that speaks to women in our area can be challenging. When Kempton & Co. […]


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