August Activities

There are always new things to explore in Seattle. We are surrounded by the mountains and the water while living in a bustling, ever-changing city. Whether you are a local or just passing through, the #ShowPonyBoutique team has compiled some of our favorite activities in the city. Check one of them out this week, or try to combine them all into a day! Tag your adventures with #ShowPonyBoutique on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to be featured.

Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, and hosts the Volunteer Park Conservatory, pictured above. It is a botanical garden that is divided into five houses, and is open to the public. Start at the conservatory, and make your way to the Seattle Asian Art Museum located just across the way.

 

The Frye Art Museum

The Frye Art Museum is free to the public, and houses a beautiful permanent collection of paintings in addition to a constantly changing exhibition space. Plan your visit by checking out their list of current exhibitions here.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Seattle? Tell us in the comments!

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Summer Accessorizing

Accessorizing during the summer can be a struggle: it’s hot and you don’t want to be weighed down! But with the right items, accessorizing can take your look from basic to amazing! Here is how we styled two completely different looks with some of the same accessories.

We love coordinating metals: here, we styled a look with matching sunglasses, earrings, and a necklace. The earrings definitely stole the show in this look, but because the other accessories are daintier, it wasn’t too much.

By adding a hat to this look, our model’s outfit became multidimensional.

How do you like to accessorize in the summer? Tell us below in the comments!

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How to Have the Perfect Summer Picnic

Summer is the perfect time to have a picnic, especially in Seattle! As such, the Show Pony Boutique team has put together a little guide on how to have a lovely summer picnic. We Seattleites have to make the most of this amazing weather!

Photos by Tessa Barton

First, find some inspiration! We chose Tessa Barton’s picnic in Central Park. How could anyone resist those amazing colors?! Finding inspiration can help you plan your meal, outfit, colors, etc. Once you’ve settled on your vision, it’s time to pick an outfit!

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we are crushing on gingham! Throw on your dress, and then…

…grab a messenger bag to throw all of your goodies in! Then, pick the location. Maybe you chose Gas Works Park, where you can watch the sunset.

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Summer Prints 🌞🍉

For us here at Show Pony Boutique, few things say summer like a printed dress does. Luckily, we’ve had a huge influx of them from just about all of our lovely designers! Check out some of our favorites below. ✨

This dress is perfect for work, play, and travel. It’s combination of shirring and polka dots makes it flirty and fun. Grab a blanket and popcorn and attend an outdoor movie at Marymoor Park, Red Hook Brewery, or Peddler Brewing Company!

Gingham is making a comeback, and boy are we loving it! Make a statement in this sweet pattern wherever you go. Try packing a picnic one evening in this little number!

Another Show Pony favorite is this bicycle printed dress. The look is playful yet sophisticated, and can function in any setting.

Which of these looks are your favorite? Where would you wear them? Tell us in the comments below!

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Our Favorite Prairie Underground Picks

Prairie Underground is one of our favorite lines to carry here at Show Pony Boutique. Based in Seattle, the company was founded upon the values of sustainability and empowerment.

“Prairie Underground is a populist apparel manufacturer committed to designing modern uniforms that evoke sensuality in daily self-expression. Every garment is made to be durable and adaptable. We’re committed to ensuring our garments are ecologically and ethically sustainable. These values are an essential consideration in any contemporary creation. We want to empower our customers to articulate their singularity while nurturing their bodies and the ecosystem.”

Not only do those values align with our own here at Show Pony, but Prairie Underground creates compelling and comfortable clothing. Look below to see some of our favorite items!

Arcade Pant in Black

Classic, chic and ultra-comfortable, Prairie’s new cropped culottes pant is made from conventional cotton with a roomy “paper bag” style elastic pull-on waist and deep side rectangle pockets. Why do we love it? Culottes pants are huge right now, and with good reason: they’re breezy yet tailored, and the length perfectly highlights your svelte calves while giving you the opportunity to show off your stylish shoes at the same time. Tuck a tank top in at waistband and head out the door!

Cloak Hoodie in Blue Suede

This hoodie is the answer to all of our prayers: —it’’s soft and comfy like any hoodie should be, but it has a tapered, feminine fit. Why do we love it? The atheleisure look is bigger than ever, allowing you to rock your most comfortable clothes without hitting the gym. Comfort is key, people.

Your Orbit Jersey in Beet

One of Prairie’s most winning styles is back this season in the same lightweight organic cotton fabrication from last fall for a softer, gentler drape and perfect for many seasons. The cozy, oversized cowl, large side pockets and fun, asymmetrical hem keep you thinking outside the box. Why do we love it? Once again, comfort comes into play. Stay cozy without looking lazy in this cowl masterpiece.

 

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Our Secret to Perfect Summer Hair

Not all of us are blessed with perfectly tousled, Blake Lively-esque beach hair. However, thanks to a little secret ingredient, we can recreate the effect! ✨

The Love + Salt Hair and Body Mist is a vegan, volume enhancing mist that helps you achieve those sultry, sought-after summer beach waves. It also doubles as a hydrating mist for your skin! Grab the 2 oz. bottle to toss into your summer survival pack so that you can tote it to the beach or out to dinner.

Where will you take your perfectly tousled beach hair? Tell us in the comments, or tag us on Facebook and Instagram! #ShowPonyBoutique

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Show Pony Summer Survival Kit

Summer is upon us at last here in Seattle with July quickly approaching! Between running to the beach, wine tasting with friends, and soaking up the sunshine, you are on the go a lot this season. A busy schedule requires a few essentials that will keep you fresh and put together for all of your activities, so we’ve assembled a little #ShowPonyBoutique survival kit that you can throw in your bag while you run out the door. Here’s to making the most of another magical Seattle summer!

This pouch from our friends at Clutch Handbags makes the perfect vessel for all of your essentials: it’s slim but can hold as much as you need, and bright enough to not get lost in the depths of your handbag.

Toss in a petite perfume bottle, like this one from I Am Fragrance. Perfume packs a punch and comes in handy when your deodorant just isn’t cutting it. Plus, you’ll feel fresh even after a long day thanks to a little spritz!

It’s always a good idea to have a pair of earrings or a necklace on hand. Often times, spontaneous plans arise during the summer. With your summer survival pack, no one will assume you came to dinner straight from the peach because of your glam accessories.

Oh, and never be caught without a pair of sunglasses!

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Exploring the Fremont Neighborhood with #ShowPonyBoutique

Our flagship store is located in the beautiful Seattle neighborhood of Fremont! Many people’s first thought of Fremont is the notorious Fremont Troll, but there is so much more to do and see than that.

One of the most underrated–and delicious–things to do in Fremont is book a tour of the Theo Chocolate factory! Learn all about what happens at this local company to transform cocoa fruit into scrumptious chocolate.

Pro tip: The factory production area operates at a range of 90-110 degrees! Wow! Wear a cool, sleeveless dress like this #ShowPonyBoutique favorite to ensure your comfort while you sample all the tasty treats on the tour.

After your tour, check out Nectar Lounge, Seattle’s largest indoor/outdoor music venue. The lounge’s event calendar is packed with national and local artists from every genre, so you can listen to music while sampling from the craft cocktail menu.

Swap your tote bag out for a cute leather backpack to keep your hands free for chocolate sampling and concert going while you tour Fremont.

What are some other places in Fremont that you would recommend? Tell us in the comments!

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#ShowPonyBoutique Summer Essentials

The coming of June signals the coming of Summer, and here in Seattle we couldn’t be more ready to welcome the sun! As we all know, with warmer weather comes different wardrobe staples. Not sure what those are this season? Read on as we share #ShowPonyBoutique’s Summer essentials! ✨

Off-the-shoulder dresses are here to stay. With delicate detailing, this crisp linen has all the makings of your favorite fresh Summer look. Suitable for work, brunch, and a night out, this dress will quickly become your most beloved piece.

 

Florals aren’t necessarily original, however this painted periwinkle fabric offers a texture that isn’t seen too often. With flirty sleeves and a pressed front, this top will wow at the office or while out with friends. Mix up your look by pairing it will skinny jeans or overalls!

 

We can’t get enough of stars this season (remember this?)! This open shoulder dress offers a classic shape while being very on trend. Dreamy patterns and comfortable: what more could you ask for?

 

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Work Attire That Isn’t Boring

Feeling inspired to dress up for work can be a challenge for everyone. Luckily, the prospect of warmer weather also offers the potential for a more versatile work wardrobe! Below, we’ll show you how you can wow the office while being comfortable and stylish.

 

Find a dress in a classic shape with a bold pattern, like this one from Frock Shop. Pick a shape that you feel confident in if bold patterns are out of your comfort zone! This look will make you feel empowered to take on the day.

 

This tiny floral print is flirty and season appropriate without being distracting. Pair it with a pair of skinny black slacks or culottes, like these.

 

Can you tell we love prints this season? This is another example of how classic shapes can be transformed with the right pattern! Embrace bold prints for a more empowering season.

 

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