August 30, 2013

Anniversary Countdown: August

About three years ago, I got a call from the store. It went something like this. Store: I think we just got the wrong shoes. They can’t be for us. Elizabeth: What do they look like? Store: Nothing you would ever order. Elizabeth: What do they look like? Store: They are a smoking shoe by […]
August 27, 2013

Inspiration: County Fair Style

So, if you read Alexandria Stylebook, you discovered yesterday that Brad and I took the kids to the Richmond County Fair–which they have now declared an annual family tradition, one I am happy to oblige. While at the fair, I decided I needed photos of these chickens based upon the fact that they would make […]
August 23, 2013

All About Kelly Wynne

To share with you our excitement for the new-to-the-Hive line of handbags by Kelly Wynne (and in preparation for our trunk show in late September), we got an exclusive interview with the designer! What were you doing before you launched your handbag line? How did you get started in the industry? I grew up in […]
August 20, 2013

Prepping for Tonight’s Photo Shoot

We are getting ready for another photo shoot for Alexandria Stylebook tonight, and it can be a stressful process. As our models are real people, they have busy schedules and are often not able to try on and pick looks prior to arriving. We pull as much as possible–of course keeping in mind the model’s […]
August 16, 2013

Introducing Leghila…The New “It” Bag

Introducing the newest bag label at The Shoe Hive: Leghila. Made of the very best neoprene, these bags combine the greatest resistance with extreme softness. And the manufacturing process is absolutely cruelty free. The bags come in a variety of color combinations, of which we will receive the white/lime green, orange/white, blue/turquoise, red/violet and white/blue. […]
August 13, 2013

Customer Guest Blog: Sidewalk Sale Recap

I was one of the first at the Shoe Hive on Saturday morning. Arriving a full 30 minutes before they were to open at 9 a.m. the shop was already buzzing with customers. I laughed as I heard some women rush down the street to the entrance saying, “We are early and they have already […]
August 9, 2013

The Shoe Hive in Washingtonian Magazine

August’s issue of Washingtonian magazine was very good to The Shoe Hive! Our Tory Burch cheetah flats, Attilio striped ballets and the timeless Annabel Ingall Isabelle bag were all included! If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, what are you waiting for?
August 6, 2013

The only plans you should have this weekend…

August 2, 2013

My Trip to Guatemala: The Toilet Project

A few weeks ago I headed off with 12 other members of my church to Guatemala. Before you raise your eyebrows, let’s agree to call this uncharted territory for me. I didn’t know anyone going. I mean, our church is large; I listen to my slightly irreverent 35 year old pastor on Sundays and had […]