Festival Style: Show Pony Edition

Whether you’ll be attending Coachella, Sasquatch, Chateau St. Michelle, the Capitol Hill Block Party or Jack Johnson at the Gorge, once April rolls around it’s all festivals all the time. But as we all know, getting the ticket is only half the battle. In an endless sea of picture perfect Instagrams, it can be hard to find festival looks that feel inspired and unique. Luckily for you, Show Pony Boutique is the perfect place to score all of your festival necessities this year! Check out some of our favorite #ShowPonyBoutique finds to complete your festival look this season.

Appetite – Backpack in Condensed Wool

You’ll inevitably be on the go all day, whether you choose to lay out in the grass or sway with the crowd. Keep your hands free with Appetite’s festival fit wool backpack, where you can store your water, snacks, and flower crowns. #festivalessentials

Elysium – Large Pentagon Hoops in Gold

Remember when we talked about geometric jewelry being all the rage? Take this trend offline and to the people with Elysium’s thin pentagon hoops. It’s an updated classic that will have all your friends swooning.

Prairie Underground – Arcade Pant in Black

The biggest struggle that all concert-goers encounter is how to dress for the event while not overheating. You want to look fun and fabulous, but dress practically for all of the walking you’ll do. Prairie Underground has solved this problem with their chic and ultra-comfortable cropped culottes pant. You’ll be able to sit, walk, and dance without the stress.

We can’t wait to see the festival outfits you put together! Use the hashtag #ShowPonyBoutique to share your looks and for the chance to get featured on our Instagram here.

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Designer Spotlight: Synergy

We’re taking a look at one of Show Pony’s favorite brands, Synergy. The woman behind the brand, Kate Fisher, spend eight months traveling through Nepal and India when she was 21 where she bought an assortment of textiles and clothing. She would send these home to her friends, who sold them at markets and Grateful Dead shows. This was how Synergy was born. The company has striven to empower all of those within the Synergy supply chain, from the farmers who grow the organic cotton to the people who knit and create the fabrics. Show Pony is proud to carry Synergy clothing, as globally and evironmentally conscious brands align with our core values and mission. Be intentional with your purchases; you have the opportunity to encourage fair living wages and healthy work environments by supporting brands like Synergy.

Shop Synergy at our flagship Fremont location, our new SeaTac store, or online here!

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I Am Fragrance: Who Are You Today?

Fragrance is a very powerful and unique beauty product. Unlike other senses, our sense of smell is very closely linked with our memory. This linkage is so strong in fact that a scent can trigger emotions and memories that we might not consciously think of, often spontaneously triggering a long-forgotten experience. Because of this, many people swear by having one signature perfume and wear it for years on end. The brand I Am Fragrance has taken a different approach: as humans, we are constantly changing beings, so why not create a line of perfume that reflects our different moods and mindsets?

How are you feeling today? Are you feeling particularly blessed by the people surrounding you? Are you feeling naughty and playful? Or are you serene and at peace with yourself? With the different scent profiles that I Am Fragrance has created you never have to settle for one aspect of your character again. Mix and match the scents depending on your mood, and let the perfume you wear reflect the many dimensions of yourself.

Shop I Am Fragrances at our flagship Fremont location, our new SeaTac store, or online here!

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Designer Spotlight: Rian Robison of Tuesday Scarves

We’re featuring Rian Robison, the talented designer behind Tuesday Scarves. Robison hand-dyes scarves and kimono style wraps in the International District in Seattle, Washington. Each gorgeous piece is created from scratch and is made from a lightweight semi-sheer woven 100% rayon fabric.

Photo c/o Rian Robison.

Years ago, Robison came into Show Pony Boutique’s flagship location in Fremont while wearing one of her handmade scarves. Stephanie Hara, co-owner of Show Pony Boutique, immediately noticed her scarf and soon became Robison’s first retailer! Her pieces are available both in stores and online.

Check out the photos of Robison’s studio from Stephanie’s last visit!

Shop Tuesday Scarves here!

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The Power of a Midi Dress ✨

Fashion is cyclical, which is wonderful because it means that classic silhouettes like the midi dress come back in style every few years! The midi dress is a powerful staple that every woman should embrace and have in her closet. The shape in undeniably flattering: a cinched waist emphasizes feminine curves, while the skirt hits mid-calf, thereby assuming the name “midi”.

While some people have historically argued that midi dresses should be avoided by both short and tall women alike, we are here to tell you that anyone can pull off a midi dress–and look fabulous doing so! The key is finding a midi dress that hits slightly above mid-calf, like the one in the pictures. That way, you’re showing off the slimmest part of your calf (right below the knee), as well as the rest of it. A classic midi will cut you off at the thicker part of your calf. There’s a lesson to be learned from this: fashion and style is all about finding which shapes suit your body the best, not which styles are trendiest at the moment.

Another midi dress tip is to pair it with a cropped jacket, which will again highlight your waist. The secret to pulling off a midi dress is finding the right proportions for yourself. Once you do, you’ll be able to effortlessly incorporate the midi dress into your wardrobe. Take this look from the office with a cropped blazer or short cardigan to a night out on the town by switching to a cropped leather jacket!

Photography by Laura Gedeon Photography.

Browse our selection of midi dresses and find your perfect one here.

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Spring Hopefuls

 

 

As spring rolls around the corner, Seattleites are hopeful for any ray of sunshine that might break through the clouds, but unfortunately, the foreseeable future has one forecast; rain.  Even if the rain can dampen your mood, it shouldn’t have to dampen your style. Yes, there may be a chill in the air, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot introduce bold patterns and flowy pieces into your everyday wardrobe. This top will not only have you seeing stars, but it will incorporate one of this spring’s hottest trends, geometrics. The effortless silhouette that these two pieces create will slim your waist, and if worn with a heel will also elongate your legs. Eventually our forecast will once again have sunshine, but for now, we can at least dress like it’s spring, right?

Come into Show Pony to shop both of these pieces, and shop our online selection, here.

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Spring’s Hottest Trend: Geometric Jewelry

Spring is right around the corner, which means that we’re embracing all of the trends that come along with the season! At Show Pony Boutique, we are loving this season’s influx of geometric jewelry. Geometric shapes offer elegant, dramatic lines that are sure to add a classical yet bold statement to any outfit. The beauty of geometric jewelry is in the simplicity: there is something wonderfully modern about the basic shapes. Whether it’s the angular triangles or the dainty stars and moons that have you swooning, check out all of this season’s trendiest jewelry in store or online here!

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Designer Spotlight: Modaspia

Today on the blog we are featuring a brand that we carry called Modaspia. Modaspia is a clothing line that is known for its simple elegance, and quality garments. The line is designed by Ursula Dean, in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of California. Ursula does most of her pattern making and design work at a studio that she shares with her husband in a masonic temple downtown. Ursula designs pieces with quality in mind, she is inspired by the fabrics that she uses like linen, silk, and cotton. She also has been working with the same seamstresses for almost a decade, and strives to make the utmost quality garments by implementing techniques like french seams.
Modaspia creates two unique collections a year. Their Spring 2017 collection boasts dresses and tunics made from gingham linen and calico cottons, mainly sourced from Japan.
Show Pony gets a shipment of Modaspia once a month, so come into our store to check out this amazing line! Also, you can shop online, here.
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Prairie Underground Spring 2017

 

        Show Pony is proud to announce that we now have the Prairie Underground Spring 2017 collection both in-store and online! Prairie Underground boasts chic and stylish designs with a heavy focus on sustainability. Not only is the company local, but they also source locally. Their entire Spring 2017 collection was inspired from the inventory of an old Seattle apparel manufacturer, that closed in 2009. There was a massive amount of dead stock and raw materials left from this manufacturer that was destined to end up in a landfill. Prairie Underground saw its potential and bought out the stock and materials, then created an amazing collection by repurposing them.
       In addition to saving all of the unused stock, they also were able to salvage materials like hemp and recycled polyester fibers, that were then dyed and then treated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) with silicone to repel rain and make them stain resistant. The material is now being used to make raincoats for the Spring collection.
        Show Pony is passionate about being part of the sustainability movement, especially with local companies like Prairie Underground.
Shop this beautiful collection in store, or here
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Pop-Up Frock Shop

The Mosaic Dress in Navy

At Show Pony, we have a rotating pop-up shop that is located in the upstairs portion of our store where we feature different designers. We are currently featuring a local Seattle designer, Frock Shop.

Frock Shop is a vintage inspired brand that was started originally in 2006 as a boutique in Greenwood by Suzy Fairchild. After years as a boutique, Suzy decided to focus on her wholesale and online business. Frock Shop’s goal is to bring women a brand that provides pieces that are playful and unique. Suzy started Frock Shop after years of working in the fashion industry designing clothing and accessories in London and working for companies like Nordstrom. Frock Shop features dresses and separates that focus on quality fit and fabric. Another aspect of the brand that she knew that she wanted to incorporate was affordability; all Frock Shop styles are priced under $150. You can now find the Frock Shop pop-up shop collection at our Fremont location, and online. Happy shopping!

Shop the collection here: http://www.showponyboutique.com/

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