10.30.18

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 […]
10.25.18

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 […]
10.23.18

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 […]
10.19.18

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 […]
10.17.18

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, […]
10.09.18

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 […]
10.02.18

Markle Sparkle: Line the Label and John + Jenn

When Meghan Markle announced her royal engagement wearing an ivory-colored coat from brand called Line the Label, it changed the trajectory of the company. Its website was flooded, Instagram was inundated, and the coat […]
09.28.18

Shop with a Stylist: Alison Teer

Alison Teer was the first person I ever met who was a professional stylist. I didn’t even have my store yet when we met through mutual friends. I was a fairly new resident […]
09.25.18

15 Years! Cocktails, Discounts & Giveaways

It is amazing how quickly 15 years go by. When I opened The Shoe Hive I had just turned 30 and I thought to myself, “I wonder if I will still be doing […]
09.20.18

The Hive’s Shop with a Stylist Series Is Back. First up: Alicia McCaslin (…and Racer Stripes)

Last year we started our “Shop with a Stylist” Series and it had such a great response we decided to do it again in 2018. We are always here to help with your […]
09.11.18

Tulusa Trunk Show this Arts Festival Weekend

The Alexandria King Street Arts Festival is kind of our town’s official farewell to summer, or kick off to fall, depending on how you want to look at it. Labor Day has passed, […]
09.05.18

Denisa Piatti x DC Style Factory Launch Party

If you are an avid Alexandria Stylebook reader — and thank you if you are — then you know about Rosana Vollmerhausen, the founder of DC Style Factory. To say she is an […]
08.30.18

Work to Weekend: Getting More from Your Wardrobe

You hear us all talk about cost per wear, maximizing your wardrobe, or wearing things more ways than one. Why do we go on and on about the same thing? Well, versatility is […]
08.29.18

The Boyfriend Blazer (Welcome Back)

As you have already read, some nostalgic 80s trends are making a comeback. Fall collections left us reminiscing about the decade-defining movie Clueless and making up dance routines to every Madonna song. Some […]
08.22.18

10 Years of Lizzie Fortunato

I have been in retail for almost 15 years now. One of my favorite things to select for the stores is jewelry. I think it is almost like art. Many times I have […]


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