08.20.14

ask stylebook: feminine footwear?

Maggie: It seems like footwear is trending very casual. I still love pumps and super-feminine styles though. What are my options? Especially for work? Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive: You’re right. We’ve written extensively […]
08.07.14

elizabeth’s style evolution

I opened the store right after I turned 30. I had no kids, another full time job in politics and well, I was incurably 30. Now I am 41, have 2 young kids, […]
08.05.14

ask stylebook: a crossbody for your age

Terry: Can crossbody bags be worn at any age or is it mostly a “younger” look? Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive: Crossbody bags are for everyone. They are without a doubt the most useful […]
07.30.14

how to: style slip-on sneakers

Sneakers, especially slip on sneakers, are one of the biggest trends right now. We have carried Supergas (perfect for a Vespa ride around Italy or failing that, a walk to the Farmer’s Market […]
07.25.14

what to wear: beachin’

So here I am, packing for yet another trip. It seems like I have forgotten I own a store and have a full-time job this month! This is my last of my travels […]
07.24.14

on shoe maintenance

Caroline: How can I keep shoe leather looking fresh year-round? Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive: The first step is to make sure you treat your shoes before you start wearing them. Spray them with […]
07.17.14

what to wear: summer dinner party

I feel like I never get dressed up much in the summer, which I like! It is just a more casual, laid back time. I did have one summer dinner party pop-up and […]
07.16.14

on arm parties

The ironic thing about my loving jewelry so much is that there are many days I tend to not wear it. There are 3 things that I always have on: my Maya Brenner […]
07.11.14

street style: christen kinard

As many of you have noticed, there are lots of new faces at The Shoe Hive lately. One of them is our new manager, Christen Green Kinard. You might have seen her around […]
07.10.14

what to wear: casual travel by plane

As you read this, I am probably on my way to Guatemala. If you missed my post yesterday about my purpose in traveling there, here you go. It is a long trip. We […]
07.10.14

if the shoe fits…

Bethany: How do I know if a shoe doesn’t fit or if it just needs to be worn in a bit? Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive: That’s a question we hear often at The […]
07.09.14

products to pack

After a week on the Northern Neck, I am home for a few days then head out to Guatemala. I will be in the mountainous area known as the Highlands with a group […]
07.03.14

the shoe hive’s look: the fourth at the river

This year is the first year I get to spend the 4th of July down on “The River,” as we call the Northern Neck of Virginia, that is the western shore of the […]
07.02.14

it’s a jewelry thing

It has been about five years since I moved into The Shoe Hive’s new, larger space. I will admit I had selfish intentions, I really wanted to start carrying jewelry – which enables […]
06.26.14

the flat is back

The Sex and the City era is over. No more are the days when women believed that to dress stylishly meant wearing four-inch stiletto pumps. Instead of Manolo Blahniks stealing the spotlight, the […]


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