06.27.18

I Couldn’t Help but Wonder…Has It Really Been Twenty Years?

While scrolling through Instagram one evening earlier this month, I stumbled upon Sarah Jessica Parker’s post. It was an old picture of her as Carrie Bradshaw and it dawned on me that we […]
05.23.18

The Capsule Wardrobe Concept, Summer Edition

The term “capsule wardrobe” was originated by Susie Faux, the owner of Wardrobe, a London boutique the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is made up of timeless pants, skirts, tops, and […]
05.16.18

Stylebook’s Summer Loves

  School is almost out and we’ve had our first bouts heat and humidity. Summer is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Vacations, a slightly slower pace, warm evenings out […]
05.11.18

Street Style: Mother’s Day Edition

Last month, our commander-in-chief of Stylebook, Madelyn, asked if I would gather my daughter Lane and my mom Anne for a Street Style post centered around Mother’s Day. I was touched and am […]
04.16.18

Preparing for Graduation Day

It seems spring is finally upon us and if you haven’t been inspired to shop for your upcoming events, it may be time to start looking. The delay of warm weather has definitely […]
03.19.18

The One New Item You Need for Spring

More than a few of you may remember my post regarding the blue shirt every woman should own. I still have women mention this when I run into them. So it had me […]
01.30.18

Making The Most of Your Warehouse Experience

I remember the first Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale I attended at The Campagna Center nearly thirteen years ago. I was a young mother of two toddlers living in Old Town. I called my […]
12.29.17

A Family Tradition

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically a time where I like to prepare for the coming year. I consider it a self-imposed deadline to assess what I have and purge […]
12.07.17

Stylebook’s Gift Guide No. 3

So now we’re getting into the really good stuff…splurges! Whether shopping for your bestie or looking for wish list inspo for yourself, here you’ll find the special, the extravagant, the oh-you-shouldn’t-have-but-I’m-so-glad-you-did gifts that […]
11.21.17

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 […]
10.26.17

The Failures of My Success

What have you failed at lately? This question came across my radar as one to pose to your children in order to take the fear out of trying new things. As a society, […]
09.27.17
Style Non Skinny Jeans

Back to Basics (aka Remembering How To Style Non-Skinny Jeans)

Last weekend I started phase two of my own closet turnover. Phase one was the end of August where I established a transition wardrobe by pulling out everything that was so obviously summer. […]
08.25.17
Color Stories + School Spirit

Color Stories: Fall, Friendship + School Spirit

Color stories are a great way to start pulling ideas together for fall. Thinking of your events and what you will be attending also helps you establish some guidelines that will keep you […]
07.26.17

Paradise Lost? Never!

Summer is my season. I like dressing in lighter clothing and eating lighter meals. Getting to travel to great destinations becomes an opportunity to explore new horizons and even incorporate those cultures into […]
06.29.17

Live in the (Style) Present, Prepare for the (Style) Future

When I started working in retail, I discovered I had an uncanny ability for visual recall. I wasn’t always great with names but faces and clothing became finely ingrained in my memory. This […]


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