“This is a time to lift each other up and work together…”

My husband has been mulling ideas for his second book and I, of course, have been eagerly offering a suggestion. I think someone should write about the shifts of the COVID-19 economy – […]

Black Friday at The Hive & The Shoe Hive

At the insistence of Danielle Romanetti, the owner of fibre space, about ten years ago a group of us started to do Black Friday, local style. It was a way for us to […]

Remembering Susan Neithamer

Alexandria Stylebook really has been one of the greatest professional gifts I have been given. When Angela and I made this idea a reality about seven years ago, we never knew it would […]


I mean, as if we haven’t been spending enough time at home already, it looks like we could be headed for a long winter of semi-quarantine. Luckily for me, I loaded our shelves […]

Cozy Up in Donni

Today I’m featuring one of our most popular brands this fall – I can’t take credit for this line. When Katie worked with us (oh how we miss our Texas Katie!), she mentioned […]

Coach to Cure MD Special Concert with Chase Rice

If anything, this year has reminded us all that the most important thing we have is our health. In addition to COVID-19, it seems like we get reminders all too often about how […]

Play Dinner Work

I am truly obsessed with the owner of Tibi. Her name is Amy Smilovic and she is my favorite person to follow on Instagram. During COVID-19 she’s done business chats, style hacks, and […]

ASHA by ADM Trunk Show

When we expanded our offerings at The Shoe Hive upon our move to the larger location back in 2009, one of the first jewelry lines we added was ASHA by ADM. At the […]

The Robe We All Need This Winter 

This is a true story and has not been altered in any way for Alexandria Stylebook. A few years back, Jen Tierney was in the store and was wearing the most amazing sweater […]

Neck Mess

Remember the rise of the “arm party?” The stacks and stacks of bracelets caused one of the first fashion influencers, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, to name the trend and even trademark it. […]

Happy 17th Birthday, Shoe Hive!

Well, I cannot just let the 17-year birthday of The Shoe Hive go by and not celebrate. No, I can’t do all the fun things I normally do, like throw a huge party […]

New Website + Denim Sale

It is hard to believe it has been 17 years since we opened our doors. I figure if we can make it through this pandemic year, we can make it through anything. Usually we celebrate […]

Courtyard of Creators: Skin Scholars

It is hard to believe it is the end of October and we are gearing up for the last of our Courtyard of Creators events. The series has flown by and the support […]

Veja Now at The Shoe Hive

For years I kept seeing these cute sneakers marked with a “V” on the most fashionable women. I came to discover they were a French brand, Veja. When I researched more and found […]

The Hive’s Fall Look Book

I have to admit, I loved this summer more than any other. Our family has a cabin on the Northern Neck of Virginia, on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and we […]

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