Gift Guide No. 04: Splurge

And now is when we break out the really big gifts. From diamonds and gold to Golden Goose sneakers, these are the gifts that bring the wows. Whether shopping for a loved one […]

Street Style: Ali Hellmuth

“I like her.” You hear other women say this with alarming frequency upon meeting Ali Hellmuth. It’s difficult to determine if it’s her candid, direct nature (you’ll later learn she grew up outside […]

Oh! You Shouldn’t Have! (No, Really.)

The other day I was chatting with a fellow Stylebook contributor and she lamented to me about her husband who has developed a habit of buying her completely over-the-top fabulous jewelry each year […]

Gift Guide No. 03: For Him

He says he doesn’t want anything, but we know that’s not true and with this gift guide, he won’t even be hard to shop for. We’ve found can’t-miss presents with something to appeal […]

Beyond the LBD: Black Pants for Holiday Outfits

If you don’t own a pair of black pants, stop reading and get a pair! These versatile fashion stalwarts deserve a special place in your closet because you will reach for them again […]

Gift Guide No. 02: For Her

She’s just the best. Your mom, your sister, your bestie…you know her so well, and we have the just-right gift to show her how much you care. (And click here in case you […]

Meet Sarah Phillips, the New Editor of The Scout Guide, Alexandria

If you’re a member of the Alexandria community then there’s a very good chance you’ve seen Sarah Phillips scouting her way through town. Sarah recently took over The Scout Guide, Alexandria, a beautifully […]

Gift Guide No. 01: Thoughtful & Economical

We’re getting really close so it’s time for our annual series of ultimate gift guides. Check with us each day to find something truly special for everyone on your list, all available right […]

My 5 Tried & True Gifts: How To Shop Like a Pro for Your Loved Ones this Holiday Season

In this day and age where people are giving experiences rather than things, do you really need or want that same v-neck sweater from Aunt Mildred? What about the 10 millionth winter scarf […]

“I want to personally own all of the bags they make.”

I should call this post “the Amy Rutherford bag post.” It has been years, and I mean years, in the making. Amy has long asked me to carry a line called Clare V. I tried to […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 10, 2018

Red waxed denim might be our new holiday must have. We’ll be like a sassy Santa Claus! And instead of a sack of toys, we’ll take this Jerome Dreyfuss bag and fill it […]

How To Create Cute Holiday Looks for Kids but Not Break the Bank

We spend so much money this time of year, from gifts, to holiday meals and everything else that the season brings, that when it comes time to dress our children it is just […]

Your “Clutch” Holiday Accessory

Large handbags serve a purpose, but not at holiday parties. Instead, consider a petite purse. All you need to do is drop in your mobile phone, lipstick, I.D., credit card, and dash out […]

Everyone Wins: Men’s Night & Wish Lists

Six years ago we decided to try something crazy — kick all our female customers out of The Shoe Hive and invite men to come instead. It was the first annual Men’s Night […]


As you have probably picked up from my posts over the last few months, I love really beautiful, simple fine jewelry that I can wear everyday and never take off. But you know […]

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