Now & Later: Shopping for Spring Transitional Pieces

Friday, January 19, 2018 1:01 PM

Now & Later: Shopping for Spring Transitional Pieces

It's hard to believe Spring is just around the corner with these freezing temps we've had the past few weeks!  But, it's never too early to get started on your Spring wardrobe.  New arrivals are rolling in every day; white denim, sandals and wedges, flirty blouses, vacay earrings, and more!  Shop for pieces you can wear now but transition into Spring/Summer with ease.  We've compiled some inspiration to show you how Spring pieces can be worn now, layered with your sweaters and booties and how to make the transition into Spring a little bit easier.  Shop similar pieces and accessories below by clicking the links.  Happy shopping, warmer days are coming!




shop similar pant + sneaks + heel + tote

Forget the old rule, "No white after labor day" and embrace the white denim now!  Pair your white denim with a button up and a cozy knit for a wintery, layered look.  When temps rise, lose the sweater and swap the sneakers for a slip-on sandal or heel.

e54ddd9c4e21afb4648189a834b00cecb2d0cff66596ec2a64a1b2c5ba4e7462shop similar sunnies + sunnies + heel

Shoes and accessories are an easy way to wear Spring trends now.  White heels are so chic for the upcoming season! Pair your trouser or skirt and turtleneck with a white heel & bag and a pair of vacation worthy shades.  Trade your sweater for a sleeveless blouse in Spring and you're good to go.  



shop similar denim + denim +sneaker

Something about lighter, distressed denim screams Spring.  Pair lighter denim with a cami and cardigan or a long-sleeve blouse and jacket now for a layered look.  In Spring, shed the top layer and throw on a sandal or wedge and a warm lip.


shop similar blouse + ruffle top + high-waisted denim + cross body + sunglasses

Flirty ruffles and eyelit patterns are perfect for Spring, especially in whites and pastels.  Wear these pieces now with high-waisted denim and booties and pair with a cropped denim and slide sandal for Spring.  

All pics courtesy of Pinterest

Spring Style and Cocktail Guide

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:00 AM

there are few better things in life than a

 killer pair of heels, well fitted clothing, glitzy jewels, 

and an ice cold drink on a hot summer day.


we've put together some of the season's hottest looks 

with our favorite cocktail recipes

 for the ultimate summer style guide. 












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2014 Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

Friday, August 8, 2014 12:00 AM


We are just hours away from the 2014 Alexandria Sidewalk Sale and things are shaping up to be the biggest two-day sale event yet. There are nearly 70 businesses signed up in both Old Town and Del Ray, with discounts up to 80% off at some stores! For even more summer sizzle, the city has generously offered free parking both days at meters and city garages. Plus, the trolley will be running early to make sure you don’t miss a deal! Whether you are looking for something for the kitchen, those sandals you have been eyeing all summer, or some decor to brighten your home, you will be sure to find something special this weekend.


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Staff Picks for Spring: Bry

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 AM

1. What is your favorite word?


2. What is your least favorite word?


3. What turns you on?

A good sense of humor, dependability and skills in the kitchen.

4. What turns you off?

Closed-mindedness and rigidity.

5. What sound do you love?

Popping popcorn.

6. What sound do you hate?

Chewing and/or smacking gum.


7. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

Writer/actor. Think Mindy Kaling. Pretty much, I just want to be Mindy Kaling.

8. What profession would you not like to do?

9. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

Come on in, Carey Grant has been waiting for you.



1. Joie Bastia sandal in yellow

Yellow is my color this season. For some reason I have been obsessed with anything and everything yellow, and these sandals are no exception. All italian leather, simple design and a poppy color-what else do you need in a summer sandal??

2. Ivanka Trump Omari

I have been wearing these babies to death as of late. They go with everything, and they are shockingly comfortable for the height. Ivanka killed it this season.

3. Loren Hope Luna Necklace

Loren, Loren, Loren. She gets it. The ombre crystals combined with opal cabochons make for the perfect statement piece. This woman can really do no wrong.

4. Loeffler Randall Agenda Bag

I have a deep love for black and white, but I really love the black and white and tan combo happening in this bag. Plus, there are like, a million pockets in this bag which allows for hyper-organization, something I need in my life. 

5. Ivanka Trump Carra in Pink

May I repeat; Ivanka killed it this season. This is the perfect pointed toe pump in the perfect hot pink. I wore these babies in the Cobblestone Runway Lookbook and I didn't want to take them off...every girl needs a bright pink pump in her life!



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Staff Picks for Spring: Bri

Friday, April 29, 14 12:00 AM


1. What is your favorite word?






2. What is your least favorite word?






3. What turns you on?


Men in uniform




4. What turns you off?






5. What sound do you love?


Christmas carols




6. What sound do you hate?


Gas light/alert in my car.



7. What is your favorite curse word?


Holy guacamole



8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?


Supermodel slash nail polish namer




9. What profession would you not like to do?


Anything that would require me to be in a cubicle all day.




10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?


Proud of you gurl. Here's some bubbly.






As BBs resident glamazon, I consistently have a hard time finding shoes that will fit my larger foot. I've always had good luck with Loeffler Randall because the leather they use is so soft and fits like a glove. Isaac Mizrahi is also great for gals with a larger toe box because they run on the more generous side with LOTS of padding. 


Recently though, the shoe gods introduced me to Trina Turk ('angelic singing'). This season she debuted her shoe line, and I have to say I'm totally smitten. All of her styles are uber cute, but the Brentwood is just the perfect warm weather sandal. Im not ashamed to say that I own it in both gold and black. The laser cut leather is so different and this shoe definitely gives a unique feel.


The kitten wedge is perfect for tall girls like me who want a little boost without  lot of added height...or high heel wobbles. Wedges are great for outdoor weddings, and cobblestones (we feel your pain ladies of Old Town). This coral color reminds me of the Pantone 2014 color Cayenne, so super on trend, matches with everything, and looks great on literally everybody's skin tone.


This stunner doesn't really need explanation. Loeffer has perfected the Rider bag season after season, and they really glam up this spring with mint Saffiano leather. Its totally chic, fresh, and oh so clean looking.


I'm a sucker for polka dots and bows. The wedge is a really great height with added visual detail of the clear acrylic. The comfort level of Mizrahi shoes are insane, so this shoe would be perfect for work/happy/hour/church/your whole life.




Loren Hope has quickly become one of my favorite designers. Her pieces look breathtaking with a little black dress, but they also can be paired with a white T and jeans for a surprisingly put together look with zero effort. The Valentina necklace is such a statement and does ombre in such a new and refreshing way.



Its been difficult to pick out just a few when the store is stocked full of beautiful things for the new season! There really is something for everybody!


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