February 12, 2020

Inspired by Little Women

Typically when Oscar night rolls around I realize I have turned into my parents and have not seen a single movie that was nominated. When my kids were younger I had the animated category locked up, but no more. I was trying to remember what movies I saw in a movie theater in 2019. The […]
February 12, 2020

The Raincoat You Need

I wish I had a dollar for every time it’s been raining out and I go to my closet and realize I don’t own an actual raincoat. I have water resistant coats galore but no real-deal, no-kidding raincoat. So, I do what most moms of a 10 and 12-year-old would do: I wear one of […]
January 29, 2020

The Hive Spring Lookbook

Spring is not right around the corner – this last cold blast reminds us we have some time to wait. But of course, soon all we will have on our shelves at The Hive is spring clothing. Some of it you can incorporate into your wardrobe right away, and with some, you will have to […]
January 28, 2020

The Shoe Hive Spring Lookbook

It seems to be a little easier to transition spring shoes immediately into one’s wardrobe than it is to move some clothing. Well, maybe not sandals and espadrilles. But flats, sneakers, and pumps you can start wearing now on the brighter days! We just need to get them in the store. We have a few […]
January 21, 2020

Meet the Hive Gals

Change is a good thing. At least that is what people tell me when it happens so I don’t have a panic attack. Truth be told, I am a creature of habit. Which is a good and bad thing. I have been fortunate that we have not had a ton of turnover at the stores. […]
January 17, 2020

New Year/ New You Event and Give Away

We all have things we want to work on; I mean aren’t we all a work in progress? Most of us can exercise more, eat better, and don’t even get me started with the cleaning out of the closets and cupboards. The new year, of course, is a time when we all start thinking about […]
January 11, 2020

The 2020 Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

It is that time of year again: mark your calendars and plan your day for The Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. This year it will be held February 8th (a week later than normal) at The Westin in Old Town Alexandria. If I am doing my math right, this marks the 16th year of this event. It […]
January 7, 2020

Style Resolutions

The New Year is here and that means it is time for resolutions. For most people, resolutions usually have to do with wellness: Exercise more, eat better, or maybe it is time for “no drink January” or longer. I know I could use the last one. But as the #GetDressed movement started to fill my Instagram […]
January 2, 2020

Annual Winter Sale

There is a first time for everything, and I am pretty sure that this is the first time we have started our annual winter sale before New Year’s Eve. My inbox was full of emails about all the sales going on at other stores and I decided we needed to catch up. I do my best to […]