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19 and Counting!

I can hardly believe that this March celebrates Bellacara’s 19th year in business. It really doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but when a young woman comes in and asks me to…

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Street Style: Shara Posner

I met Shara through a mutual friend, Lauren Rothman. Lauren held a style event at Kiskadee back in November and told Shara she must come. We hit it off right away! Shara is…

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The Hive’s Spring Lookbook Is Live! See the 5 Trends You’ll Want the Spring

Now it is time to unveil our second lookbook of the season: Spring 2019 at The Hive! Just like The Shoe Hive lookbook, I write and send this post with a little bit…

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Alexandria Spring Roundup

There’s a lot to look forward to in Alexandria's spring season. Between celebrity tall ships, new breweries, and boutiques, there will be something for everyone. Here’s our roundup for what excites us the…

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Save the Date for Spring Style With the Styleauteur

Back in November, we hosted Lauren Rothman, also known as the Styleauteur, to do a talk and host a styling session on fall and holiday trends. It was such a fun party. She…

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Behind the Design: The Shoe Hive’s Retail Refresh

We love a makeover story here at Stylebook. There is just something so compelling about a fresh look and the renewed energy it brings. But change doesn't come about magically; it takes vision…

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Our Amina Rings

One of the better parts of my job is when I meet a client with whom I just click. Allie Cloyes is one of them. First of all, she’s incredibly sweet and one…

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The Chicest Color Combination of Them All

What comes to mind when you think about your first memorable shopping experience? Maybe it was a big trip to New York City over the holidays, or perhaps it was a stroll through…

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Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

We are taking a big shift from design and upholstery sales (which, you are in luck, has been extended to March 17) to...bacon. Yes, bacon. For all my carnivorous friends out there, this…

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How To Wear Cropped Wide-Leg Pants Now and Later

Truth be told, I didn’t buy into this cropped, wide-leg thing for a long time. When they first arrived on the scene, most of my clients felt dumpy and not at all stylish…

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Jumper1234, Your Spring Sweater Solution

We are always looking for new collections to add to both stores; we know that one of the reasons many of our clients shop with us is because we bring them the next,…

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French Kiss…I Mean, French Kyss!

Now that I have your attention, Kiskadee is introducing a new clothing line and French Kyss will not disappoint! It is fun, funky, functional, comfortable, casual, chic…it checks all of the boxes for…

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Which Is Better: Heavier Weight, Fewer Reps or More Reps, Lighter Weight?

If you’ve spent any time at all around a gym you’ve probably heard that if you want to tone your physique you should do more reps with low weight, and if you want…

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Oscars 2019: Our Best Dressed

This year, the Oscars brought all the drama even before the telecast: host / no host; just some songs / nope, all songs / never mind, Kendrick's not coming; cut a few categories /…

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Oscars 2019: Best Beauty

As the red carpet began, I anxiously awaited some of my favorite actresses to see what they would bring to the red carpet, beauty-wise. The past several years I had not seen any…

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