April 29, 2019

We *Don’t* Wear Short Shorts. A Post for People Who Prefer Pants. Or Just Like Cute Pants.

I have written about this subject before, so if you are an avid reader, I hereby apologize for repeating myself. I learned something new a few years back when I opened the clothing store: there are people who will not wear shorts. Like, 100 percent will-not-wear-shorts-not-even-if-it-is-110-degrees-outside people. Most will wear skirts or dresses of some […]
April 26, 2019

It’s Our First-Ever Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Do Not Miss These Margaritas.

This year Old Town Alexandria, with the help of Old Town Business Association, is hosting the first-ever Alexandria Cocktail Week. The genius behind the idea is the Queen of Old Town Cocktails, Victoria Vergason, the owner of The Hour and designer of her own barware line, The Modern Home Bar. Not only does she make […]
April 25, 2019

Surprise Bag Sale!

As you all know, I love bags. They are the only item I think one should never really part with unless it is just completely worn out. So when it comes to picking out bags for the store, I often find my orders a little difficult to edit. My over-indulging is now accruing to your […]
April 17, 2019

Two New Lines To Solve All Our Summer Shade Needs

When I decided to open a second store, I knew my challenges would increase. But getting the buying right and keeping up with placing orders — and re-orders when things are moving and shaking — has been more than I bargained for. That being said, I really love it. As I have stated before, I am […]
April 16, 2019

Boulevard: A Trunk Show for All Your Gift-Giving Needs

Do you have your spring and summer gift list ready? I know mine is unusually long. I have teacher gifts, coach gifts, high school and college graduation gifts, shower gifts, along with a long list of summer birthdays. Since my list is growing, I figure many Stylebook readers probably have a similarly long list. Even […]
April 9, 2019

6 Ways To Style Jeans & a T-Shirt This Spring

Is there really anything better than jeans and a t-shirt? If I did a pie chart of what I actually wore most days that would clearly be the biggest wedge of the pie. Okay, that is a lie. I need to come totally clean: workout clothes would win. But still, a close second would be […]
April 5, 2019

Introducing the Customization Bar

Meaghan Foran, of our great, local jewelry design studio, Alx&Co., and I have been talking about doing a custom line for The Shoe Hive forever. For the last few years, every time we ran into each other we say, “we have to meet and come up with a something together.” Well, we finally did it. […]
April 4, 2019

How To Style a Leather Jacket: 4 Looks for Right Now

Is there anything that screams “cool” more than a leather jacket? How many times does the “cool kid” in the movie or television show wear a beat-up leather jacket? From Marlon Brando to Fonzie to Top Gun, it is almost a part of the character description for the hero. There is just something about it. And […]
April 1, 2019

Easter Goodies for All

The Shoe Hive has gotten a bit of a reputation when it comes to having, shall we say, some random things on the shelves in the back part of our store.  You never know what might appear on the brick wall, and, I must say, that is why I find that shelf space to be […]