September 30, 2011

The Lowdown: What to Wear to your next Fundraiser

It's that time of year to get gussied up and head out to support a cause that has meaning.  We know you feel your best when you look your best so slip into one of these chic dresses and get out there and raise some money!

Beth Bowley  Golden Roses Sheath Dress $248

Theme Halo Dress $68

Frock! Joanie Dress in Painted Squares $258

Mac + Jac Tuxedo Stretch Dress in Saffron $128

September 29, 2011

Walk the lines... Accessories Galore!

Oh boy! We've got scarves, hats and gloves ready to keep your noggin, neck and fingers warm! (Side note, can you believe this weather? Fall has begun and it sure is beautiful!)


Michael Stars Coziest Cable Knit Eternity, $88
Michael Stars Scalloped Gauntlets, $48


San Diego Hat Company Gathered Knit Headband, $22. V. Fraas Chunky Float Hat, $28.



San Diego Hat Company Plaid Cap, $32. San Diego Hat Company Bow Side Cap, $28. 
San Diego Hat Company Chunky Knit Cap, $32.


San Diego Hat Company Fingerless Gloves, $22. Michael Stars Pieced Together Headband, $48.


Michael Stars Slouch Arm Warmers, $48. V. Fraas Fingerless Scrunch Gloves, $18.
Michael Stars Slouch Hat, $48.


V. Fraas Reverse Stitch Fairisle Gloves, $24. V. Fraas Reverse Stitch Fairisle Scarf, $28.


San Diego Hat Company Speckled Tweed Newsboy Cap, $28. San Diego Hat Company Flower Hat, $28.


San Diego Hat Company Triple Flower Headband, $18. San Diego Hat Company Triple Flower Gloves, $22.

V. Fraas Knobby Space-dye Scarf, $48. V. Fraas Leopard Scarf, $38



V. Fraas Plaid Scarf, $28. V. Fraas Polka Dot Scarf, $28. V. Fraas Houndstooth Scarf, $38.


V. Fraas Felted Cashmink Scarf, $28. Michael Stars Dip-Dye Cashmere Eternity Scarf, $158.

Stand by your Brand! Meet Eva Franco

This past February we had the absolute pleasure of meeting the talented designer Eva Franco.  It's rare in this business to have the actual designer show us her collection. So needless to say we were delighted! She even cracked a bottle of champagne to share with us!

Any one of us who has put on any of her wares knows immediately the essence of what it is to be a woman. Eva Franco's designs are feminine, sophisticated and sexy.

Eva Franco emigrated to the United States as a young girl, fashion quickly became her entrĂ©e into new surroundings. Born and raised in Transylvania, Romania, but of Hungarian heritage, she discovered that her passion for designing clothing helped her express herself as she communicated with her American peers.

After graduating from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Franco went to Paris, where she continued her education as a design assistant for Etienne Brunel.

But it was when she moved to Los Angeles that she began crafting clothes for herself. Fueled by positive remarks from passersby, she set up shop at a local flea market, where she was able to learn directly from customers about creating pieces that celebrate the female form.

Today the Eva Franco brand can be found in 800 stores, including London and Paris. All clothing is made in Los Angeles, where her company is based.
 
About her FALL Collection:
(writen by Eva)

The mood of the clothing is what I call romantic texturalism. We are telling a story about a woman—she’s a collector and a traveler—who escapes for the weekend to her castle in the country. You see her arriving with her vintage luggage, wearing cozy capes, and then inside reading, relaxing, and laughing.

Most importantly, my imaginary woman has a sense of curiosity. She’s always exploring and discovering beauty in the world around her. That’s important to me in my own life—being inquisitive and adventurous, and always on the lookout for the loveliness in life.      

Lafayette Dress in Gypsy Nomad $198


Bridgette Dress in King + Queen $298

Society Dress in Saddle Back $298

Simonetta Dress in Stargazer $298

September 27, 2011

Get on the Bandwagon! Trend: Moody Hues

Fluxus Theresia Dress $118



Splendid Cozy Maxi Dress $168




Fluxus Zaira Tunic $78



Prairie Underground Cloak Hoodie in Bruise $198
Prairie Underground Prairie Hoodie in Bruise $248

September 26, 2011

Don Your Duds: Chevron love!

Stripes are EVERYWHERE this Fall. Now, it's more than just a stripe, it's a chevron stripe! On sweaters, dresses and everything in between! So, what do you pair your stripes with? Follow us...



Pair this tunic-cardi (Alice & Trixie, $348) with your favorite skinny jeans and simple tank. 


Putting a fun color sweater over the top of this precious Amanda Uprichard ($198) number pours a little life into your Fall wardrobe! 



A modern day Charlie Brown sweater? Perhaps! This gorgeous Eternal Sunshine Creations sweater ($128) doesn't need much else to go with it. Except for maybe your favorite pair of brightly colored TOMS. 




This gathered Tart Carolyn Blouse ($98), is PERFECT for the office. Grab your favorite pencil skirt and you're out the door! 

September 23, 2011

The LOWDOWN: Assemble the Essentials

9 KEY ITEMS TO PIECE TOGETHER YOUR FALL WARDROBE!

Fall is officially here little ladies! Thankfully, we're still soaking up this beautiful weather us Seattleites SO MUCH deserve but we all know it's time to start shopping to find the Sweaters, Longsleeve Knits, and Fall Coats that will soon be the staples in our closets!

To help start off the season right ~ Here are the first 9 Key Items on our Fall Wardrobe List!

A BASIC LONG SLEEVE TEE


A CHUNKY KNIT
                                                    ~MOL Knit Aran Cable Sweater $278~


                               A LONG SLEEVE TUNIC


A STAPLE CARDIGAN

A PRINTED BLOUSE
                                                ~Leyendecker Silk Chiffon Blouse $198~


                                      A WARM COAT


A COMFORTABLE MAXI SKIRT

A STRUCTURED BLACK LEGGING

A SEXY NEW PAIR OF JEANS
                                                     ~Genetic Denim Flare Leg Jean $198~


We went ahead and did the mix and matching with these 9 peices to help you make 10 different outfits!

               That's just a start because we're sure you can put together LOTS more... Ya Hoo!
















September 22, 2011

Walk the Lines...New Arrivals: Ready For Fall!

Us Horseshoe gals are welcoming the Fall season (and fashion!) with open arms! Are you? Come take a peek at all the goodies we just got in!

Bailey 44  X Men Top, $138

Corey Lynn Calter  Jules Silk Blouse, $168

Lauren Hansen Argyle Cashmere Pullover, $238

Lauren Hansen Faux Fur Car Coat, $198

Butter By Nadia Padded Shoulder Dress, $268




Bailey 44 Dune Dress, $198


Lauren Hansen Scoop Dolman Cashmere Sweater, $218