10.15.13

belts demystified

Reader: I love belts on display but never think they look right on me. What am I doing wrong? Darby: There are a few different ways to style belts. A skinny belt with […]
10.15.13

eye2eye: an alexandria gem

Elizabeth called me minutes after discovering that she would need bifocals for the first time. To say she was a bit traumatized would be an understatement. It didn’t help that within just a […]
10.14.13

how to style small spaces

Reader: I love the oversized wingback chair you wrote about this past week, but I have a small space. Any tips of decorating with pieces like that when you don’t have much room […]
10.14.13

weekend recap

Angela had a great time at the Reston Art Festival with artist Maryann Schmidt. What do you think? Did she take a piece or two home? Susan’s husband, Jim, caught in her favorite […]
10.14.13

how to style a sheer blouse

Sheer blouses are beautiful, sexy, and can sometimes be difficult to make work with an outfit. One of my personal pet peeves is when someone just chops their body in half by wearing […]
10.11.13

look of the day: girlfriends’ lunch

It is hard to get the entire Stylebook team together since there are quite a few of us now and our schedules are all jammed pack. When we are able to make it […]
10.11.13

street style: elizabeth shea

Elizabeth Shea is a public relations consultant who works from home (her Twitter handle is fittingly @ChezSheaPR), with a focus on Alexandria companies she feels passionate about. Several times a week she dashes […]
10.11.13

leather and grace

by Coco Blanca With the chill of Autumn upon us, we can’t help but think of Hemingway. Nothing like the smell of old books and leather and dim interior lighting to make a […]
10.10.13

how to decorate with neutrals

Question: I’ve always thought it was interesting that your color palette is so simple and neutral and would like to replicate that in my bedroom. How do I do it though without it […]
10.10.13

look of the day: tailgating

Of course, when you go tailgating, you will more than likely wear your school or team’s colors. And of course, we could have selected school or team colors to showcase in today’s tailgating […]
10.10.13

the amazing lace

You’ve seen quite a bit about Fall’s hot Leather styles but we would be remiss if we neglected the complementary use of Lace detailing in this very opposite but complimentary trend. As a […]
10.09.13

moving beyond the comfort zone

Typically, I keep my make-up relatively natural. Cream and taupe eye shadows and a neutral lip. Thrilling, I know. Lately, however, I have been branching out from that. I saw a photo of […]
10.09.13

shoes to wear for hours

Reader: I need a recommendation for chic shoes that you can wear without crippling yourself when you have to look polished and dressed up and be on your feet for hours at a […]
10.08.13

look of the day: family portrait

Looking back at my own family portrait from seven years ago, I wish I had known what I know now. Don’t over-think it. The more you actually look like your normal self (albeit […]
10.08.13

how to wear daytime metallics

Reader: I love wearing metallics but are they appropriate for daytime? Tara: Metallic can be a tricky thing to wear for daytime. Some may not opt for a full on lamé gown (unless […]


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