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 […]
05.05.17

Apple & Tree: Mothers & Daughters

I have this little saying that I wrote to my daughter one time when I tagged her on Instagram: “Apple & Tree…Sun, Sand and Sea.” It was a simple way to share my love […]
04.13.17

My Refrigerator Is a Disaster

My refrigerator is a disaster. On the surface (aka front row of every shelf), all looks fine. The items we use the most are easy to get to and the revolutions of daily […]
02.17.17

Does Your Wardrobe Really Suit Your Real Life?

Over the course of writing for Alexandria Stylebook, I have hopefully introduced some techniques that help with your wardrobe. There are so many things to remember…budgeting, changing styles, flattering silhouettes for body shapes, […]
01.25.17

Pollock + Salvador: A Match Made in Stylist Heaven

Flashdance sweatshirts, cut-off denim shorts, embroidered jeans and jackets…even distressing in general all started as DIY projects before ever becoming products you could purchase. I know this since I have executed each of […]
01.10.17

Half Time: The New 50

People always say the only two sure things in life are death and taxes. I think that phrase needs an update. The other certainty is aging. There is no way to avoid waking […]
01.09.17

Golden Globes: The Best, Worst, and What We’d Wear in Real Life

Two are among the region’s most renowned stylists, and one is a self-professed awards show junkie known to throw an amazing Oscar party, and they all love (and maybe obsess over) the red […]


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