Double Trouble Trunk Show: Staff Picks

Unless you’ve been deliberately ignoring us for the past week, you probably already know we’re having two jewelry trunk shows this weekend–Lizzie Fortunato at The Hive and Twine & Twig at The Shoe Hive. We won’t go over all that again. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, you can read about it here. So for now we’ll keep it short and sweet and just point out a few pieces available this weekend only. Here are our Staff Picks.

Sister/Sister Trunk Shows: Lizzie Fortunato and Twine & Twig

Did you know that sisters are at the helm of both Lizzie Fortunato and Twine & Twig? It’s true! 

Twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato founded Lizzie Fortunato in 2008 with the intent of creating unique accessories that use unexpected materials and champion handicrafts from a breadth of places and cultures. Lizzie designs the line, while Kathryn, who got her start on Wall Street, oversees sales and operations.

A love of the rustic outdoors, combined with a great appreciation for the casual calm offered by the North Carolina coast, inspired sisters Elizabeth Stafford White and Jacquelyn Stafford Buckner, to begin designing jewelry. From there, the sisters collaborated on the launch of Twine & Twig in late 2013, creating a line of jewelry that reflects both designers’ love for natural, organic beauty, as well as their southern roots and extensive worldly travels.

We consider ourselves lucky to work with such talented young women who believe in both the importance of family and fashion. In celebration of spring and of sisters, we are hosting a double trunk show this coming weekend. You’ll find a special and expanded trunk-show-only selection of jewelry and other accessories by Lizzie Fortunato at The Hive and by Twine & Twig at The Shoe Hive. All designs by the two brands will be 20% off from Friday to Sunday only.

And since we’re recognizing the importance of family, it is perhaps good timing to note you might consider this your chance to get a head start on Mothers Day shopping!

How to Wear It: The Day Dress by The Great

Photographs by Sarah Marcella Photography

by Christen

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!



How to Wear It: IRO’s Cropped Top

Friends, this is not a Crop Top. This is a cropped top. And, yes, there is a difference.


Very few people should actually ever wear Crop Tops. Actually, no one should really wear Crop Tops. Let’s just ban them forever, okay?

The Queen of Crop Tops

The Queen of Crop Tops

Except for vintage Britney. She can wear Crop Tops.

Cropped tops, however, are much more accessible. They look good on almost all body types, and can be worn in many ways. There is only one rule–to wear a cropped top, you must wear a bottom with a higher waistline. No belly buttons on display! This will not only make the look age-appropriate but will make your legs look impossibly long.


Christen chose to pair her IRO cropped top with Alice + Olivia denim culottes (again with the culottes!), one of our new Twine and Twig necklaces, and the recently arrived black lace Soludo espadrilles. All but the culottes are currently available at The Shoe Hive, including the sunglasses!