September 4, 2017

Animal Print = Wardrobe Staple

I have recently written about animal prints on Alexandria Stylebook. Animal print, whether is it cheetah, leopard, tiger or anything in between, is always in style. It is not a trend it is a wardrobe or home décor staple. To give you an idea how much I value it, when my daughter made a mother’s […]
August 30, 2017

Just In: The Basics

I don’t know about your closet urges, but every season I always feel like I need to restock a few of my basics. Since they are what I tend to wear the most in my wardrobe (I mean that is why we call them basics, right?) a few options always need to be replenished. These […]
August 28, 2017

Just In: Navy Stunners

It can be difficult to find a good pair of navy shoes. This is actually the most common recurring request at The Shoe Hive – besides heels that are comfortable of course! I always want to be ready with a good answer, but when I go to market, there sometimes aren’t many options. The color […]
August 9, 2017

8th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

If you’ve traveled to any suburb lately, you know that the ‘Town Center’ is the retail rage. They’re in Reston, Dulles, Bowie, Mosaic, and National Harbor, not to mention on the outskirts of every growing city in the nation. Developers lay out shopping centers that mimic a street grid, with sidewalks and maybe a central […]
August 3, 2017

Tax Free Weekend

The bulk of my summers as a child were spent in Ohio at the neighborhood pool. I was a competitive swimmer, so after championships at the end of July I would head to my grandmother’s farm in Kentucky. We weren’t really beach people. Sure we went to the ocean some, but not religiously, like I […]
July 27, 2017

How to Wear: Jackets & Blazers on Clearance

In honor of this weekend’s (and this summer’s final) Courtyard Clearance, we thought we’d round up a handful of our favorite sale items and show you how we would wear them. If you haven’t yet heard, we are setting up racks in the courtyard in front of The Shoe Hive with jackets, blazers and other […]
July 27, 2017

Courtyard Clearance: Jackets + Blazers + Jeans

Jackets, jackets, and more jackets. We have blazers, trench coats, and outerwear; and we are marking it all down to $100 or $200 this weekend only. That is right, the red marker is out. We are once again slashing prices. It is our last Courtyard Clearance of the summer so we decided to make it […]
July 20, 2017

Courtyard Clearance: Shoes $100 or Less

I don’t want to sound like a used car salesman, but I think I am on the verge. We are slashing prices even more! That is right: this weekend and this weekend only we are putting out the tables again with shoes at $100. The rest of the spring and summer merchandise has already been […]
July 14, 2017

Major Markdowns: 50% Off Booties

Just yesterday, all of our spring and summer clothing and shoes at both stores were marked down 50% off their original price! But we believe you get the biggest bang for your buck on booties. Think about it: you can wear them year-round now, they are typically higher in price point to begin with, and […]