With the new store has come many changes to our buying process and how we meet our customers’ needs. We know it can be frustrating when something you love is sold out in your size. To address this, we are trying to reorder notable customer favorites anywhere we are able to do so. These are just a few of the things we recently reordered in response to our customers’ requests.
1. Trance Pump by French Sole. We initially purchased this style in only black and teal, but when it came to reorder it we opted to get it in this brick color as well. $185
2. Asymmetrical Dress by Sundry. You will never want to take off this super soft long-sleeve dress once you’ve tried it on. Now back in stock in grey and black! $127
3. Slate and Wood Necklace by Tara Montgomery. After our trunk show with Tara Montgomery this weekend, we decided to hang on to a handful of the trunk show pieces that have been bestsellers for several years now. $118
4. Long-Sleeve Tees and Lots of Denim by Rag and Bone. We could have done a second email with just the tees and jeans we ordered from Rag and Bone (as well as by Citizens of Humanity and Current/Elliott)! We can’t seem to keep our denim and tees in stock, but we’re trying! Prices vary by style.
5. Yep, more of the Trance Pump! It’s just that popular–now back in black and teal as well as a cool taupe color that everyone should own! $185
Marketing a clothing store is really different from marketing shoes. To be honest, we are still trying to figure out how best to go about it. But one thing Elizabeth and Christen both knew they wanted to do from the beginning is show our customers on a regular basis how to put together complete head-to-toe looks with the pieces hanging on our racks and sitting on our shelves. And while at first the task seemed daunting it turns out it is actually pretty easy since between our two stores we now have an extensive selection of casual and dress wear, a wide variety of shoe styles, and a growing offering of jewelry.
For our very first styled feature, we bring to you a modern spin on the denim-on-denim trend–no longer referred to as the Canadian Tuxedo. Today, this look is laid-back and easy to wear. The denim should be lighter in shade and slightly distressed in wash to make it work. The chambray shirt is a classic by Mother and the just-a-little-boyfriend jeans are by Citizens of Humanity. Paired with a cotton jacket by June that has the look of suede without the price tag and a faux lace-up bootie by Vince, we’ve created a chic take on a trend that traditionally gets a bad rap. A customer recently came in to prep for a work function that had for its theme “Hoedown Chic” so that’s what we’re calling this!
Photographs by Sarah Marcella Photography
We joke at The Shoe Hive that if it’s shapeless, I will wear it. And that is pretty true, but with one very important caveat. I will wear anything shapeless as long as it is cut well. Because if it is cut well, it will hang perfectly from your shoulders and make you feel great about the way you look without hugging you anywhere. This new dress does exactly that. It is lightweight and super soft–the sleeveless dress version of the ruffle tee that we posted on Stylebook here.
I wore it on its own with these Freda Salvador sandals (that are now on super sale), but it also works with our Citizens of Humanity denim jacket (XS available in store, other sizes can be ordered) and a little Twine and Twig!