This Small Business Saturday, Shop Small, Win Big

I have to admit, when I saw the Lin-Manuel Miranda Small Business Saturday advertisement, I got a little choked up. Really, every year I get a little teary-eyed watching the American Express ads; […]

You’re Going To Love This: Introducing Boutique Express

We are all busy. No matter what phase of life you are in or what job you do, if you have kids or don’t have kids, if your kids are young or old, […]

Plaid Friday at The Hive & The Shoe Hive

I have always thought that the term “Black Friday” meant the days stores went from being in the “red” to being in the “black,” which basically means it is the day they start […]

Thanksgiving Fun & Games for the Whole Family

I love hanging out with my family. Nothing makes me happier. But let’s admit it, there is a lot of free time over the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s basically everything in between Thanksgiving dinner, […]

The Holiday Capsule Collection by Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson’s holiday capsule collection has us ready to string the garland, turn on the Christmas carols, and get ready for a party! We found the prettiest lace and florals that brought smiles […]

Fall Colors Are the New Black

My old Kate Spade sales representative used to always laugh after I picked all my samples for a potential buy and placed them on the table. He would laugh and say, “you buy […]

Stella Fluorescent & Abacus Row: Jewelry as Art

This past August I attended my favorite show, NY NOW. It is the gift show to end all gift shows. They have everything from fake flowers to strawberry jam to furniture and everything […]

Countdown to Holiday Memories

It is funny the things we remember about the holidays. My mom always did a wonderful job of making each one special; she is much better at it than I have ever been. […]

Time for an Outerwear Upgrade

September 22 was officially the first day of fall, but let’s face it, it is never really fall on that day, at least here in the mid-Atlantic. Then you think Halloween kind of […]

Savile Row-Inspired Style

It’s time for full disclosure: I am a total anglophile. And yes, if you trace my ancestry it would be a pretty straight line to England, so I come by it honestly. My […]

Next Weekend: Gigi New York Is Back (and the Trunk Show Specials Are, Too)

Gigi New York was one of the first trunk shows we hosted after we moved The Shoe Hive to our current, bigger space at 127 South Fairfax Street. Since the beginning, this partnership […]

The Puffy Sleeve

The famous decade of excess in society led to excess in most clothing trends as well. Good examples include oversized jackets, accentuated shoulder pads, and what I consider to be the most accessible […]

Surprise Sweater Sale at The Hive

I remember one time sitting with my friend Kathy Martin on the first hot day of spring. You know the kind – with the heat so sticky you can feel that the air […]

Lips & Brows with the OGs

I’ve got a funny story to tell you about when I was at a styling event with Rosana of DC Style Factory back in the spring. It goes like this:   Rosana: Elizabeth, […]

Shop with a Stylist: DC Style Factory’s Rosana

If you have been following Rosana on her DC Style Factory Instagram account or receive her newsletter (and if you don’t, you should sign up immediately), you know this woman is one of […]

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