How to Wear: Twine and Twig

Yesterday, we showed you how we would style a few of our favorite Lizzie Fortunato pieces leading up to this weekend’s trunk show. Today, we want to do the same but with Twine and Twig. Whereas for Lizzie it all came down to matching, Twine and Twig is all about the layers!

In this first look, we took the layering idea literally…but Twine and Twig makes it easy. Many of their pieces are already made up of multiple strands–both necklaces and bracelets. We doubled up on both to get this boho-chic casual summer look perfect for an outdoor barbecue.

If layering doesn’t come naturally to you, consider getting one of Twine and Twig’s collar necklaces. They make a strong statement with rows of shells and beads just like a layered look does but they take the work out of it. We complemented the collar necklace with a neutral but textured blouse in a lightweight cotton for warmer days.

Whether you’re looking for a classic horsehair tail necklace or one of the brand’s newest layered necklaces, the selection at The Shoe Hive is extensive! Plus, all Twine and Twig (including their new scarves!) are 20% off as part of the trunk show that starts on Friday.

How to Wear: Lizzie Fortunato

The great thing about jewelry–especially as compared to clothing–is that there is no right or wrong way to wear it. Whether you like delicate pieces on their own or pile on the statements, it all comes down to self-expression. So, think of these as suggestions but know that we want to see you create your personal spin on how to wear Lizzie Fortunato jewelry!

In styling some of the pieces we have at the store, we realized that we are very much into the matchy-matchy look when it comes to the twin sisters’ designs.

In the first look, we’ve matched one of the colors in the feathered earrings to the model’s ruffled Ulla Johnson dress. Doing this brings intention to a look that is otherwise simple in its composition–dress and earrings.

In this second look, we’ve matched the earrings to the necklace. Only a few years ago, we would have told you to shy away from sets of jewelry. But when individual pieces do such a great job of holding their own, it makes an even greater style statement when they are worn together!

What pieces are you looking forward to trying on during this weekend’s Lizzie Fortunato trunk show at The Hive? How will you style them? Don’t forget: all Lizzie Fortunato designs (including bags and other accessories) will be 20% off as part of the event from Friday through Sunday.

What to Wear: On Easter

When we opened The Hive, there were certain things we anticipated and others that we did not. One of the things we did not plan for was how many of our customers would come in looking for an Easter dress (or outfit). A few weeks ago, the pickings were slim. But thanks to the arrival of Tibi, Ulla Johnson and other spring collections, we can now confidently point you toward twenty Easter-worthy looks that work for anything from a formal church service to a casual family gathering.

Lessons in Tying Scarves: A Special Event

Do you find yourself purchasing scarves and then never wearing them because you don’t know how to tie them? Are you perplexed by the idea of a spring scarf altogether? Well, we are here to answer all of your scarf-related questions and to provide scarf solutions! This Thursday, March 30th from 7-9PM, we will host blogger and author Lauren Friedman of “50 Ways to Wear a Scarf” for a special scarf-tying event.

Bring in your own trouble scarf for ideas on how to wear it or find a new one to wear at The Hive! Lauren will walk us through a handful of her favorite scarf-tying tips, too. The event is limited to the first twenty-five to sign up. You can RSVP here. The event is free of charge as long as you sign up in advance. (Side note: Lauren’s brief presentation will start at 7:20-ish so please don’t be too late if you sign up.)

For this event, we’ve brought in a limited selection of scarves by Yarnz, Piccolo and Janavi and all of them will be marked down 20% for event participants. Booze, bites, and lots of fun–we hope you’ll join us!

What to Wear this Weekend: 3 Looks for the Holiday

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Thanksgiving Day: Veronica Beard Blazer, $595 | Rag and Bone Jeans, $250 | Current/Elliott Tank, $74 | Asha by ADM Cuff, $175 | Asha by ADM Studs, $225 | Sam Edelman Flats, $130

Black Friday Shopping: Woolrich Parka, $375 | AMO Tee, $125 | Mother Jeans, $228 | Yarnz Wrap, $300 | Matine Backpack, $325 | Vince Sneakers, $225

Drinks with Friends: Equipment Blouse, $198 | Commando Cami, $48 | Veronica Beard Pants, $395 | Hart Hagerty Earrings, $54 | DVF Heels, $348

The Hive Styles: Veronica Beard

We often joke we wouldn’t have a store if it weren’t for Rag and Bone and Veronica Beard. While we have many brands we love (we wouldn’t carry them if we didn’t), the pieces we can’t seem to keep in stock or that sell out in days are inevitably by one or the other. The latest delivery of Veronica Beard is particularly lust-worthy, and so one shouldn’t be surprised we dressed Deborah in so many of the designer’s newest pieces!

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She is pictured wearing the Veronica Beard ultra-luxurious navy leather and black scuba peplum jacket. The paneling and asymmetrical zipper make it fun enough for a night out while the dark hues and tailored cut keep it subdued enough for work. The black peplum cashmere sleeveless sweater layered under the jacket also comes in light grey, and makes the ideal fall layering piece. We finished the look with the now-iconic Veronica Beard scuba pant in black, Tom Ford sunglasses and DVF booties. The joy of being able to dress our customers head to toe now still hasn’t gotten old and we doubt it ever will!

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The Hive Styles: Fall Favorites

Every Tuesday, we invite a friend to come and model some of our clothing, shoes and accessories. (In this case, it’s Megan from 529 Kids Consign!) Our photographer spends a couple of hours taking shots of as many outfits and as much new product as possible to meet our social media, blog, email and Alexandria Stylebook needs. Originally, this outfit (with a few edits) was destined for a Stylebook post, and eventually it will. But in the meantime, we wanted to highlight this look for its fall functionality.

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Each piece Megan is wearing can be worn in other ways for other purposes, and will contribute to the foundation of a functional fall wardrobe. The sweater by Veronica Beard is flattering on its own or layered over a button-up. Pair it with wide-leg cropped trousers for a completely different look. The booties–a favorite from Rag and Bone, are also available in black and the denim shirt can and should be worn year-round. The bag was a fun last-minute add-on but makes a great tote for women on the go. Whether you call us and have us hold one or multiple of these items for you or whether you just use this layered look as inspiration for your own fall favorites, we thought it was worthy of sharing with you!

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