09.17.19

Veronica Beard Trunk Show + Launch Party Hosted by Blonde in the District

A few months ago, I was doing what I tend to do in my spare time: scrolling through Instagram. I typically stalk brands and other stores, but I came across a charming blonde whom I […]
09.10.19

You’re Invited: Fall Happenings At The Hive And The Shoe Hive

After Labor Day it seems like we all hit the ground running and we really don’t stop until the New Year. There is the start of school, fall sports and so many events. […]
09.05.19

The Hive And The Shoe Hive Fall Look Books Are Here! See The Fall Trends You’ll Want

Usually I try and send out the look books for each store individually, but this year we have so much going on in September that we are sending them out together. Labor Day […]
08.29.19

The (Much-needed) Jewelry Edit

I have a lot of jewelry – but let’s face it, I have a lot of everything in the fashion department. The difference is, I never ever edit my jewelry, or my bags. […]
08.27.19

The New It Bag: The Lee Bag

It hasn’t even been a year since we started carrying Parker Thatch (thank you, Amy Rutherford) and it has gained a huge following since its arrival. I have never carried a bag that […]
08.21.19

Saying Farewell In Style

Oh, how I have dreaded writing this post. As most readers know, we have a new editor of Alexandria Stylebook. Leigh is wonderful and will bring new energy and ideas to this publication. […]
08.20.19

New Line Alert: Native Shoes

Over the years, my children’s ages and needs have navigated my buying choices at The Shoe Hive at times. The reason we have Superga is because they were the only shoes I could […]
08.16.19

The Hive’s Current Must-have Accessory

Sometimes I am late to a trend. Even though I go to market and can see when something is going to be huge, I don’t always “get it” — meaning it just doesn’t […]
08.13.19

Two Stylists, Two Pieces, Five Looks

Washington may be the capital of the free world, but we are not considered a fashion capital – and I think D.C. gets a bad rap when it comes to fashion. Every day […]
08.08.19

Learning To Stand Up for Myself, Literally

I have never liked being tall, and for as long as I remember, I have been taller than my peers. When I was in elementary school, we would all ride our bikes up […]
08.05.19

Sidewalk Sale Sneak Peek: The Hive And The Shoe Hive

This coming weekend is the biggest shopping event of the summer, The Alexandria Sidewalk Sale. City-wide you will find great deals at your favorite locally owned stores. Imagine the Warehouse Sale, but this […]
08.01.19

Tax-Free Weekend for All

What is that old saying, the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes? I mean: what a downer of a phrase! But this weekend a bunch of stores […]
07.30.19

Citizens: More Than Great Denim

Citizens of Humanity is one of the originals when it comes to bringing designer denim into the mainstream. It’s a line known for being at the forefront of all things denim, and the […]
07.25.19

Now Is the Time: It’s the Final Courtyard Clearance Weekend.

Have you been to our annual summer clearance sale yet? Or have you just been watching as the prices keep dropping, waiting to make your move? If you haven’t gotten in on the […]
07.23.19

My Visit to the AGL Factory in Italy, Home of Our Most-Loved and Longest-Carried Line

In 2003, I opened the doors to The Shoe Hive at 115 South Royal Street. I had no idea what I was doing. I filled the shelves with lines I loved but couldn’t […]


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