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skincare basics

People come into the store all the time and are often overwhelmed by the selection. They want to purchase a few products, but they don’t want to buy everything or waste their money.…

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shoes to wear all day

Reader: I assume since you all own stores you have to stand a lot at work. What are the best shoe options so your feet don't kill at the end of the day?…

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look of the day: speakeasy soiree

Just a few days ago, we blogged about Coco Blanca's speakeasy soiree, which gave us the idea to feature a look of the day for your future speakeasy themed event. (If you don't…

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how to wear “an arm party”

Reader: Is there a right way and a wrong way to wear multiple bracelets/bangles at once? Tara: Did you know that bracelets were first documented in Egyptian Culture as far back as 7,000…

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look of the day: trick-or-treating

This Thursday, most of us moms/aunts/grandmas will find ourselves on Lee Street or somewhere nearby trick-or-treating with our kids. This is both a ton of fun (I mean, kids in costumes!) but also…

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a style dilemma: disney

by Elizabeth, The Shoe Hive It is an age-old question that moms have pondered for years: what does one wear to Disney? This weekend I had to answer that question - and fast.…

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look of the day: pumpkin patch

Admittedly, we may be a little late in getting this look of the day to you as I suspect you all have already made your annual pilgrimage to the pumpkin patch and carved…

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a place for all ages and body types

by Darby, Kiskadee I have heard it all. I am too old for this. This is too old for me. My shape is too hard to dress. Whether you are 13 or 83,…

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street style: janice

Janice, a transplanted New Englander, resides in Alexandria with her Coast Guard spouse and their two critters Trixie and Evinrude. Always passionate about antiques and vintage décor, Janice has started a small business, Semper…

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speakeasy soiree

Coco Blanca loves to have a good time, and they love giving back to the community in creative ways! Since Coco Blanca’s imaginary papa is Ernest Heminway, they convinced Philip Greene, author of To…

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look of the day: weekend at the river house

As you learned in last week's Weekend Recap, Elizabeth is building a river house and has spent several weekends there overseeing construction. This gave us the idea to put together a look that…

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travel in style

by Susan, Zoe Boutique At the time this post is available on Alexandria Stylebook this morning, I’ll be somewhere over the Midwest en route to Chicago for the day. Long days aren’t unusual…

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look of the day: rain gear

And it's another rainy day in Alexandria. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is so totally over the rain, but let's look on the figurative bright side. Rain just gives us the opportunity…

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prepping for the holidays

Reader: I am trying to put together my holiday dining table centerpiece and was wondering if you have any tips or suggestions. Gayla: Coco Blanca is partial to a monochromatic look for the…

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sparkle for the runway and every day

by Angela, Bellacara I love this time of year. I love the crisp air while the sun is still shining in the sky. I get to pull out my boots, sweaters, and coats…

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