Styling for Spring

The transition to Spring in Seattle can be a little tough, especially when the weather is as confusing as it has been! While we’re waiting for warmer weather to make itself more permanent, here are some styling tips for surviving the ambiguous month of May.

Throw a Scarf On!

Not sure if the day will be sunny or chilly? Add a scarf to the mix. All of a sudden, you’ll have a wrap when you need one! Plus, how amazing is this scarf’s embroidery? It goes perfectly with the shibori-esque distressed bag.

Opt for a Jersey Top

When you wear a looser, jersey top, it gives you the option to wear a camisole underneath for warmth! This way, you can look the part while staying warm.

Off the Shoulder Tops

If it’s warm but too brisk to wear a tank top, try an off the shoulder top. Not only are they very trendy, but they actually cover up part of your arm. Plus, they look adorable on their own and under a jacket.

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again! Now is the time to start looking for the perfect gift for the beloved mothers in your life. A daunting task to many, as it is impossible to express how grateful you are to the women who have raised you. Luckily, this year Show Pony Boutique has put together a Mother’s Day gift guide to help you find the perfect present for mom.

The Kick-A#% Mom

For the mom who is always kicking a#% and taking names, what better gift to get her than a backpack that aids mobility and organization, all while looking stylish?

Appetite – Backpack in Condensed Wool

 

The Sweet Mama

Is your mama all sugar and sweetness? Get her a Love + Roses body mist that smells as wonderful as she is. Not only does this body mist smell amazing, but it is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory rose essential oil to refine and renew skin at a cellular level.

Olivine Atelier – Love + Roses Body Mist – 8oz

 

The Super Mom

Does your mother’s unwavering ability to juggle endless tasks and still function constantly amaze you? Then you should get your super mama a pair of Tiffany Kunz earrings. These bronze plume studs resemble the spread of a bird’s wing, are the perfect bold accessory, and will evoke just how heroic you think your mother is.

Tiffany Kunz – Plume Studs in Bronze

 

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Easy, Breezy, Spring Looks

Warmer seasons are finally upon us! This is the perfect opportunity to bust out your thin layers, tank tops, and florals. While Seattle weather might not reflect your Spring mood quite yet, you can still radiate sunshine in some of #ShowPonyBoutique’s Spring tops.

This simple tank is a lot more versatile than you might think: you can wear it with jeans or shorts, tuck it into a skirt, or layer it under a chambray top or jacket! The key to Seattle Spring wear is layering: you never know what weather you will encounter throughout the day.

How cute is this graphic bicycle tank?! While you can still use it as a layering piece, it can also double as a workout tank for your morning cycling class.

This floral top is the perfect piece to wear to the office to wow your coworkers. Take Seattle nightlife by storm in this top by pairing it with black jeans or a skirt!

This classic shape is updated with a whimsical pattern. This faded floral print is a refreshing take on the bright florals that you see all too often. It is perfect for work, the weekend, or a night on the town with a pair of statement Prairie Underground culottes pants.

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Necklace Mania

With Spring right around the corner, it’s time to start accessorizing for warmer weather! One of the easiest ways to spruce up your springtime look is with a necklace: whether you layer several thin necklaces or opt for a chunky statement one, you are sure to make a splash this season!

With the necklaces that #ShowPonyBoutique provides, you can mix and match metals, switch up sizes, and incorporate different geometric shapes to your heart’s delight.

Bohemian jewelry is at its height this season! Take advantage of free spirited style and snatch a necklace that matches your mood.

Something that #ShowPonyBoutique loves is mixing and matching necklace shapes and sizes. Take a look at how you can style your Spring jewelry here.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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