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Lauren Cecchi Trunk Show at Zoe Boutique

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, April 10th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

Lauren Cecchi Trunk Show

Lauren Cecchi Trunk Show. Photo courtesy of Zoe Boutique.

Now that spring is in full force our need for spring and summer handbags are as well. The perfect fix: Zoe Boutique‘s Trunk Show featuring New York designer, Lauren Cecchi. On Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can meet Cecchi and see her latest collection of high-quality leather, born in a tannery in Upstate New York. Dedicated to supporting her local community, Cecchi makes sure that all of her products are manufactured in the heart of the New York City Garment District. Don’t miss this amazing meet and greet opportunity.

Shop Local at The Shoe Hive’s Style Party

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

The Shoe Hive Style Party

The Shoe Hive Style Party. Photo courtesy of The Shoe Hive.

This Wednesday, April 9, The Shoe Hive is taking shopping and giving local to a whole new level. Enjoy light refreshments while raising money for Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s Giving Day. The 24-hour event serves the local community by encouraging everyone to contribute to Alexandria’s nonprofit organizations. In the spirit of giving, The Shoe Hive will donate 10 percent of your purchase to the YMCA Alexandria or a charity of your choice. The event, taking place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 127 South Fairfax St., will also feature local stylist and personal shopper, Kathryn Martin. Martin will answer your personal style questions and even share her favorite spring shoes available at The Shoe Hive.

Spring Jackets That are Made to Layer

Posted by Editorial / Monday, April 7th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

Now that the snow is, hopefully, behind us and spring is upon us it’s time to stow away our puffy winter jackets. No longer will we have to layer scarves with turtlenecks, but rather light-weight jackets with your newest springwear. This season, prints, colors and convenience are key when searching for the perfect spring jacket. You want something that can block a chilled breeze, but still show off the trendy clothes you’re sporting. Printed Anoraks are very popular, offering a length that won’t leave your longer tops peaking out behind. Show spring that you’re ready for it with Anthropologie‘s floral printed Sketchbook Anorak, $168. For a colorful twist on a trend older than we are, we’re talking Military Jackets, there’s J. Crew‘s Hooded Fatigue Jacket, $138. But if you’re running out the door and in a lazy-day mood then Helmut Lang‘s Soft Double Zip Sweatshirt, $195, will keep you warm and cozy.

Anthropologie Sketchbook Anorak

Anthropologie Sketchbook Anorak. Photo courtesy of Anthropologie.

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MAC By Request Brings Back Your Favorite Products

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

By Taylor Ness

MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom.

MAC‘s newest line, available for purchase online today might give you déjà vu. That’s because By Request is comprised entirely of your favorite discontinued lipsticks and eyeshadows. Fan’s voted on their most missed shades, and the three winning lipsticks and eyeshadows were revealed: MAC Lipstick in Pink PoodleGlam and Hoop, each $15, and MAC Eye Shadow in Diesel, Fiction and Butterscotch, each $16. Most of these shades date back to the 90′s, with the youngest being Pink Poodle from the 2000 Valentine’s Day Collection. But don’t get too attached – or reattached – to these products because once they sell out, they aren’t coming back.

‘Nordstrom Loves BaubleBar’ Launches Today

Posted by Angela Bobo / Monday, March 31st, 2014


'Nordstrom Loves BaubleBar' Phillips Open End Cuff, $28. Embellished Color Hinge Bracelet, $38. Love Inscription Cuff Bracelet, $28; photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Today marks the start of an exclusive collaboration between Nordstrom and online jewelry retailer BaubleBar.  This spring 35 select Nordstrom stores, including the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Tysons Corner Center locations, will offer bracelets, necklaces and earrings from the popular brand. The collection will range between $24 and $68 and will also be sold online at Head there today to shop this one of a kind collaboration!

-Angela Bobo

Yellow: How to Wear it Right

Posted by Editorial / Monday, March 31st, 2014

By Taylor Ness

Yellow has made its way back into the spotlight, and it’s got our attention. This trend isn’t the easiest to wear – there’s a reason why warning signs sport the hue – but it’s not impossible either. Some things to avoid are pairing it with other bright colors like orange, too much of a good thing is never good, and black, unless you’re dressing as a bumblebee for Halloween. As for the do’s of yellow, do pair it with navy or white to let the color pop, and style your outfit around the yellow piece. As the weather continues to warm, this is the perfect time to add new spring and summer items to your closet, so we’ve picked three must-have yellows for you. 

 If you’re looking to make a statement in yellow then the Akris punto Cropped Leather Zip Jacket, $2,290, will do the trick.

Akris punto Cropped Leather Zip Jacket

Akris punto Cropped Leather Zip Jacket. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

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Facial Cleansers Get a Powder Makeover

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

With all of the picking and prodding your face experiences daily, the last thing it needs is a harsh scrubbing at the end of the day. This doesn’t mean you should skip your nightly cleansing routine, but it is time for a change. Swap your oil-stripping, salt-scrubbing facial cleanser for the delicate delight that is powder facial cleansers. These cleansers are quickly gaining popularity among dermatologists, allowing the user to add droplets of water to create the paste and consistency that is right for their skin-type. To get this skin powder perfection you can try Diptyque‘s Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face, available for $58 at Nordstrom

Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face

Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom.

A Beauty Show You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, March 20th, 2014

By Taylor Ness


Makeup. Photo courtesy of Africa Studio/

As spring is too slowly approaching, don’t waste your time just dreaming of warmer days. Instead, head over to The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for Nordstrom‘s Beauty Trend Show. On Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. you can watch and learn spring’s best beauty trends and attend a high-energy runway show. You will also receive a free Nordstrom tote bag just for attending this $20 event. To save your spot for this day full of consultations and DIY tips call or stop by a Beauty Counter to RSVP.

Limited Edition Henri Bendel Gift With Purchase

Posted by Editorial / Monday, March 17th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

Henri Bendel Limited Edition Tote

Henri Bendel Limited Edition Tote. Photo courtesy of Henri Bendel.

Whether you’re heading over to the Henri Bendel locations at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Tysons Galleria, or just browsing online, you’ll want to know about this can’t-miss promotion. Starting Thursday, March 20 and ending Thursday, April 3, a purchase of $150 or more will score you a limited edition Henri Bendel Tote. Don’t miss this opportunity to kick-start your spring accessories collection!

Sales and News: New & Coming Soon

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Herban Lifestyle.

Hip to Be Round
The maternity retailer is expanding from its flagship location in Richmond to the up-and-coming Mosaic District. Specializing in functional and washable moderate-to-high-end maternity apparel, expectant and new mothers can find workwear, nursing wear, weekend classics, diaper bags and more. The second location is expected to open this month.

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