November 2, 2012

Bathroom Redesign

As many of you know, our bathroom isn’t anything special: We had intentions of repainting anyway, but given your enthusiasm for a previous Facebook post on the new paint color of our bathroom walls, we thought we’d give you the opportunity to choose the design style of our bathroom upgrade. Please comment and let us […]
October 30, 2012

Shoe Spotlight: Laura by Jacques Levine

We have mentioned the return of the Belgian loafer a couple of times, but we chose the Laura by Jacques Levine for today’s Shoe Spotlight because it has been getting a lot of blogger love lately. Below are a few instagrammed photos by bloggers who have fallen in love with the Laura just as much […]
October 25, 2012

Shopkeepers’ Secrets: Upkeep in Old Town by Elizabeth

I have lived in Old Town for almost 14 years now and operated The Shoe Hive for 9 years. Throughout the years, folks have asked me advice on everything from where to go to get your hair done to where to go to get your broken heels fixed. The questions have become so common, I […]
October 19, 2012

Lyndsay’s Looks

If you receive our emails, you have already been e-introduced to our new-ish manager, Lyndsay. She is such an asset to The Shoe Hive and to our customers, and her style is completely enviable. She sticks to great classics, flirty prints and clean lines. Once a month, we will bring you Lyndsay’s Looks as a […]
October 16, 2012

Fall Day Trips with Marc

Fall day trips with Marc Joseph, that is. Starting on Friday, we are having a three-day-long Marc Joseph trunk show. The first reason to get excited is the 20% discount on all trunk show items. The second reason is the remarkable wearability of Marc Joseph’s designs. Yep, wearability. (It’s a word. I looked it up.) […]
October 12, 2012

Colorful Complexities: Navy

Hello, again, from The Shoe Hive. Today, we bring you another post on colors. Consider it a Lesson on Navy: Part Two. Colors often confuse shoppers. I blame this confusion primarily on a host of “vintage” rules that dictate what is and is not acceptable. One of these is that you must match shades of […]
October 9, 2012

How to Wear: Navy Shoes

Many of you have mentioned that you miss Elizabeth’s blog. The good news is that she has returned to the blogosphere. The bad news is that owning a store is a lot of work, and she wants to maintain her focus on bringing all of you the best shoes, the best shopping experience and the […]
April 17, 2012

Two Fashion Videos

I wanted to share two videos with you all. One is the link to a “behind the scenes” video for the Women of Fashion feature in Washingtonian. As you will see, there were outfit changes, make-up artists, lots of lighting and very talented people involved who made me look better than I ever do in real […]
March 24, 2012

Good News/Bad News

My Ohio U. Bobcats lost a heartbreaker last night in overtime to North Carolina and I’m still bummed about it. I was all prepared to drive to Athens, Ohio for the post-game party (never mind that it’s 6 hours away; the key to being the nation’s number one party school is not letting logic interfere […]