#GetDressed for Our Community

Small business owners love what they do, and they play an important role in supporting their local communities. From providing a hometown feel for localities to working hard to know their neighbors, these […]

Styling Your Thanksgiving Outfit

Surely, the best part of Thanksgiving is the food. Well, one of the best parts, if you ask us. For a holiday that’s filled with amazing food and family, you really have to […]

Mad About Plaid: How To Style a Plaid Blazer

Plaid is a big deal for Fall 2018, as various types made their way down the runway in every form. From coats to blouses, pants to skirts, every garment was saturated. They’re in […]

BTS with a Stylist, from Initial Consult to New Looks

Last year I happily contributed our Style Consult and a mini In-Person Shopping appointment to the “You & Improved” giveaway for an Alexandria Stylebook reader to win. When the lucky winner, Elizabeth, contacted me, the first step was to […]

The Spring Trends You Need To Know

As a personal stylist, I have to know what trends will be hitting the stores well before they actually do so we know what to shop for our clients. Watching what was coming […]

Work to Night Style

In an ideal world, during the work week you’d always have a couple of hours to get ready for a night out. That way, you could relax, take your time, and make sure […]
Totally 90s

Totally 90s!

You’ve probably read all about the resurgence of the 90’s, and it really does seem like the decade was ripe for iconic fashion styles that won’t quit, from dungarees and cropped tops to slinky […]

Hot in the City

Some days, it can get so hot outside you feel like you’re going to melt under the glare of the sun. Dressing for hot weather can be a challenge, especially when you do […]

3 Ways To Win at Transitional Dressing

Transitioning from season to season can be a pain. Especially when Mother Nature is moody. One day it’s 77 degrees; the next it’s 45 and extremely windy. And while those bulky sweaters have […]

9 Stylist-Approved Trends To Try for Spring ‘17

As a personal stylist, I have to stay up on trends well before stores sell them so that I know what to expect when shopping for clients. Last Fall, designers gave us a taste of what’s […]

Salud 2016!

As I look back and reminisce over 2016, I still can’t believe everything that’s happened! This year I have been finding out a lot about who I am, and because of taking a huge […]

The 3 Denim Trends You Need To Own This Fall

Denim itself is undeniably popular all year long, but fall is by far and away denim’s biggest season. When the air gets cooler, you’re allowed more opportunity to wear your favorite pair(s) of […]

A Closet Audit for the Stylebook Editor

A few weeks back, Alexandria Stylebook’s very own editor, Madelyn Smith Orfitelli, reached out to DC Style Factory for a closet audit. After three kids, including twins, she felt her body type had […]

how do I wear booties with jeans? 3 ways to make it work

If I had to pick one wardrobe combination to wear every day for the rest of my life, it would be jeans and booties. It’s the ultimate pull-on-and-go cool-girl outfit, whether you’re heading out to […]

super bowl party style

Are you ready for some football? I can’t wait to cheer on my favorite quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos!  Now the only question is, what to wear to your Super Bowl party? […]

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