What To Wear: 3 Looks for Tomorrow’s Old Town Historic Home and Garden Tour

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have my wedding photos taken on the cobblestone streets of Old Town. Finding beautiful spots was never difficult; around every corner there was always a scenic backdrop. Even in the dead of winter!

This is just one of the many things that have made me fall in love with Old Town, all the hidden gems and the way you discover something historic and awesome every time you walk down a new block.

Tomorrow we will all have the chance to visit some of Alexandria’s most beautiful homes and wander around our town’s most gorgeous gardens. Each year in the spring the Garden Club of Alexandria and the Hunting Creek Garden Club host the Old Town Historic Home and Garden Tour during Virginia Garden Week. The event will take place from 10am to 4pm. You can read more about the event itself and purchase tickets right here.

Luckily for us, many of the homes on this tour are our neighbors. So The Shoe Hive and The Hive are sweetening the deal by offering $25 off your purchase more than $100 during the weekend. Just show us your Garden Week program to get the discount! And if you don’t have time to shop, at least stop by for refreshments in the courtyard and to say hello.

To get us all even more excited for one of our favorite annual events, I picked out a few casual chic looks that are fitting for a day walking around Old Town.


Look 1: The Not-So-Basic T-Shirt and Jeans

Elevate the t-shirt and jeans look with a silk printed tee and dark denim. Round it all out with a classic slip-on Superga that will keep you on your feet from morning ‘til night!


Look 2: The Updated Cargo Pant

Cargo pants are back in full force this season, and you won’t hear us complain. Pair them with a spring sweater and linen sneakers for a completely updated take on the trend.


Look 3: The Best Dress

When I introduce women to Finley, I tell them that the greatest thing about that brand is it looks great on everyone, and the fit works with all body types. I did want to dress this look up a little, so I piled on the jewelry, applied a bold lip color, and grabbed a pair of sunnies on my way out the door!

You can find all of the clothing, shoes, and accessories I am wearing in these three looks at our stores, The Hive (301 Cameron) and The Shoe Hive (127 S. Fairfax). And you can always give me a call if you have any questions! 703.548.7110


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Born and raised in Texas, Katie graduated from The University of Arizona with a major in Retail & Consumer sciences and has worked for numerous other big name retail brands. Wanting something family-oriented, with a close tie to its community and its customers brought her looking for work in Old Town. Prior to getting back into the retail world, Katie was the Vice President of Sales for her family’s company in the Scrap Metal Recycling industry. Trading her hardhat and boots for Ulla Johnson dresses and Vince sneakers, she has found her perfect fit at The Shoe Hive & The Hive. Katie and her husband Ryan moved to the Alexandria area in 2016 with their two dogs and are currently expecting their first child.

Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.


The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
              Alexandria, VA 22314

703.548.7105                          703.548.7110

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