New Fall Bags!

One of our favorite local designers, Mercy Grey Design, has almost completed a new batch of her stunning pseudo bohemian-Southwestern bags for #ShowPonyBoutique! We cannot wait to receive this shipment and show you all.

Based out of Portland, owner Charity West has always been drawn to the style that her products embody. Conveniently located near a Pendleton Woolen Mill, she was inspired to use their beautiful patterns in her designs. The bright, bold colors and patterns are a constant source of inspiration for the designer. She combines the wool fabric with rustic leather straps and details to create a refreshing look out of locally sourced and recycled materials (two things we LOVE!).

Which bag are you most excited to see? What bag style is your go-to for the busy fall season? Tell us in the comments!

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Sunset Magazine Feature

Exciting news, friends! Last month, Show Pony Boutique was featured in Sunset Magazine’s September issue! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy, then read an excerpt from the article below.

For a last-minute peace offering to give to your mother-in-law, or just an organic cotton pullover for the plan, hit Show Pony, the new SeaTac outpost of the popular Fremont women’s boutique. With a focus on pieces that reflect a West Coast aesthetic, retail vert Stephanie Hara and French expat Greg Laverseyn source from designers committed to creating eco-friendly products. Among the greeting cards and leather bags, check out the stylish Prairie Underground jackets, golden leather earrings, and necklaces from Veronica & Harold. You may want to plan on arriving a little early for your next flight out of town.

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Designer Spotlight: Amy Burgess of Forge + Fire

If you’ve been to either of our stores lately, you’ve probably seen some of the products from one of our newest designers. The beautiful earrings pictured below are created by Amy Burgess of Forge + Fire, a fiery creative whose love of bright gemstones translated into the passion project that has become her business. Read more about her story below!

I’ve always needed a creative outlet and have dabbled in everything from watercolor to stained glass. I realized as a teenager that the craft I felt most connected to was jewelry making. I make jewelry that I would wear, so there’s a little bit of my personal style in each piece. The sleek lines of forged and fused metal, mixed metal chain, labradorite, green amethyst, and pyrite are some of my favorite things to work with.

I’m inspired by the seasons. I use bright gemstones, like Turquoise and Carnelian, during warm months. I work with dark pearls and smokey gemstones in the winter. I’m constantly researching and experimenting with new metalsmithing techiques. Learning something new helps me evolve and re-ignites my passion for jewelry. I keep up with trends to stay relevent, but my emphasis isn’t placed so much on what’s trendy now, as it is on designing pieces that are timeless.

I recycle all of my scrap metal and I buy my materials from local businesses as much as possible.

Recycled and local?! It’s a #ShowPonyBoutique dream.

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Building Your #ShowPonyBoutique Capsule Wardrobe

It’s likely that you’ve heard rumblings of this term for some time now: capsule wardrobe. The most basic definition of the idea is “a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces”. The concept has become popularized for a myriad of reasons, one among them being that it is more ecofriendly than buying cheap, trendy pieces that you wear infrequently and then discard. For those of you familiar with our values here at Show Pony Boutique, you know that being environmentally conscious is one of the core foundations of our business. It seems only natural that the capsule wardrobe be something that we promote! Capsule wardrobes are typically built on around 40 or so items that you absolutely love and can interchange endlessly. Read on below to check out some of our fall capsule wardrobe must haves!

COA – Knotted Roll Up Dress in Black

The little black dress is a staple among capsule wardrobe aficionados.

Prairie Underground – Long Cloak Hoodie in Black

COA – Checkmate Coat in Black & White

Prairie Underground – Denim Girdle in Denim

 

Have you ever built a capsule wardrobe before? What are some of your tips and tricks? Tell us in the comments!

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Cards for Every Occasion

If you’ve shopped with us before, you might be familiar with some of our fan favorite cards. We’ve all been there: you’re shopping for a last minute birthday gift or  housewarming present, and you forgot to pick up a card! Not to worry, we’ve got you covered here at #ShowPonyBoutique. Our team loves having fun cards around the store for every occasion. Check out some of our favorites below!

Need a last minute gift? Grab one of our beautiful Voluspa candles and a card and go!

How about I frame this card pho-evah?! We’re suckers for neon graphics and puns!

How could we ever choose?! We love them all! Which is your favorite?

You can never have too many birthday besos. Grab the card, a pair of Forge + Fire earrings for your friend, and maybe a pair for yourself to boot!

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Now in Stores: Voluspa Candles

It’s no secret that a rampant obsession with beautifully scented candles exists. You’ve probably heard of Voluspa, a company that has built their brand on the love of crafted scents. Founded two decades ago, the candles represent “a discreet nod to extravagance by combining meticulously crafted scents made with impeccable ingredients, packaged to exquisite perfection”. Read more about the Voluspa company here!

Below are some of the scents that we carry in stores along with their scent profiles.

Suede Blanc

Woody. Notes of Buttery Soft Sueded Leather, Rich Cedar.

 

Saijo Persimmon

Citrus / Fruity. Persimmon, Peach, Red Currant.

 

Mokara

Floral. Notes of Mokara Orchid, White Lily, Spring Moss.

 

French Cade Lavender

Aquatic. Notes of French Cade Wood, Verbena, Bulgarian Lavender.

 

Panjore Lychee

Citrus / Fruity. Notes of Panjore Lychee, Cassis, Juicy Asian Pear

 

Are you a Voluspa fan? Tell us your favorite scent in the comments!

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Transitioning from Summer to Fall

September is just around the corner, which means that fall is almost here!

Since we are based in the Pacific Northwest, the Show Pony Boutique team spends a lot of time thinking about how to layer clothing. It’s a requirement based on the unpredictability of our weather! One of the trickiest times to dress for out here is fall: some days are sunny and warm, while others are dreary and wet. We’ve come up with a few solutions to help you prepare for either end of the weather spectrum for fall. Read on below!

It might seem counterintuitive, but a dress can be your best friend during the fall, especially if it’s a little on the longer side! Read more about our undying love of midi dresses here. By using a dress as your base for layering, you’re prepared for warmer bouts of weather while still being able to stay warm with the addition of tights, boots, long coats, denim jackets, scarves, and beyond!

Try styling your dress with the Prairie Underground Oversized Moto. This beautiful coat is thick and lined without appearing too heavy. The contrast between the pairing of a moto jacket with a floral dress can be quite intriguing too–a great way to mix up your usual attire!

What are some of your wet weather dressing tips? We’d love for you to share! Tell us in the comments!

Find all of these items in our Fremont and SeaTac store locations, or shop online here.

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Designer Spotlight: COA

We’re taking a look at one of #ShowPonyBoutique’s favorite new designers: COA. The company is based in Los Angeles, and is a leader in the wholesale fashion industry. The founders love being able to communicate with their customers online, and through retailers like us.

As a growing company in this wholesale industry, “COA” does not have plans of slowing down. We are always innovating, always planning and always thinking ahead. We are so thankful for all those who have been a part of journey until now, and so excited for those who will be joining us in the near future. Why waste anymore time?

Take a look at some of the COA pieces that we carry here at Show Pony Boutique! Tell us which item you’re drooling over most in the comments.

Side Knotted Tie Dye Top in Green/Black

 

Crossover L/S Sweater in Ash

Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan in Black

 

Front Cross String Tie Dye Top in Heather Grey/Black

 

Checkmate Coat in Black & White

So, have we sold you on COA? Find all of these items in our Fremont and SeaTac store locations, or shop online here.

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Vacation Packing

Packing for travel can often seem daunting, or unpleasant at the very least. Knowing what to bring, what will pass TSA, and how to pack toiletries requires a little bit of planning. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered! Read some of our #ShowPonyBoutique tips for travel packing below.

 

Don’t risk losing your favorite perfume bottle! Take this tiny roll on bottle instead.


Pants might seem like an obvious item to pack, but the Prairie Underground Denim Girdle pants are unique in the sense that they feel like pajamas! Don’t hassle over too-tight skinny jeans when comfort is within reach.

It’s easy to forget to pack the little things! Grab a pair of lightweight hoops, like these ones from Elysium.

 

Find all of these items in our Fremont and SeaTac store locations, or shop online here.

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Prairie Underground Fall Favorites

We here at #ShowPonyBoutique are so excited about the new Prairie Underground collection! We’ve sung praises of this brand in the past, but their Fall 2017 collection has blown us away. They’re surprised us with versatile pieces, such as their Long Piaf Jacket that doubles as a dress, as does the Reeding Tunic. Below, we have listed some of our favorite looks from the collection.

Prairie Underground – Edgeslayer in Denim

 

Prairie Underground – Demi Flare Girdle

Prairie Underground – Traveling Companion in Midnight

 

Prairie Underground – Oversized Moto in Black

Prairie Underground – Zip Pleats in Denim

Which look is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Find all of these looks in our Fremont and SeaTac store locations, or shop online here.

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