Black Friday & Small Business Saturday At-a-Glance

We hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends…rest, relax, and get ready for tomorrow. We’ll be ready for you! Here’s a round up of all the Black Friday and Small […]

On Becoming Local

Alexandria, and Northern Virginia for that matter, is a state within itself and I love it! I came here immediately after college, had no idea where to live, so I plopped down in […]

Top 5 Categories for Black Friday: Advice from a Stylist

A good strategy is always my number one priority when working with a wardrobe. Locating great pieces on sale is part of the plan. This Black Friday, consider what is missing from your […]

Happy “Pants” Giving!

Back in August I posted an article about the blue Oxford shirt. That piece received more feedback than most any of my other pieces. Everyone was either on the hunt for a blue […]

Holiday Happenings at The Hive & The Shoe Hive

Last week I was flipping through my satellite radio and yes it happened, Christmas music was on the other end. I have always loved the holidays, and when you are in retail for […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 20, 2017

First up, for you, as you play hostess with the most-est: a kimono that takes your look from kitchen prep to dining room-ready, the best-ever bloody mix for holiday brunches, and the yummiest […]

The Magic of Gifts

Gifts somehow become a labor during the holidays. Yes, some of us can say we love the process of looking for just the right gift for those who mean the most to us […]

New Jewelry and a Can’t-Miss Trunk Show

As we round out our November Trunk Show series, we end with one of our favorite things: jewelry. Nothing dresses up a simple outfit like a statement earring or necklace and jewelry always […]

Anatomie: How To Travel in Style

With winter and the holidays quickly approaching, many of us are planning to travel during winter break or fly the coop all together for warmer climes. The thought of packing can either bring […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of November 13, 2017

Some genius items this week you won’t know how you lived without: an umbrella that closes outward, a belt with a built-in curve (no more gaps!), and a candle that can conquer any unpleasant […]

Wellness Wednesday

It’s beginning to feel like that time of year again! The air is (finally!) getting crisp and is laced with the smells of backyard fire pits. When I think of backyard fire pits, […]

Giving Back: Charity Day at The Shoe Hive

I have fallen into the honey pot when it comes to life. I have said this before, but I feel like I need to make sure I never stop saying it. In childhood […]

Street Style: Karen Kelly

At Ivy Lane, we pride ourselves on the design team approach that we bring to every project. It gives clients a chance to see design solutions that are developed through a truly collaborative […]

Coco Blanca Does Cashmere

We are big on beautiful cashmere at Coco Blanca, and over the years we have found many brands that have impressed us with their design, quality, and style. However, this line has stood […]

Thanksgiving Anxiety? We’ve Got You Covered!

What is to not like about Thanksgiving? We get to spend a wonderful day with family and friends eating scrumptious food, watching football on multiple screens, enjoying fine wine and frothy suds, and […]


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