December 30, 2011

The Lowdown: Accessorize Yourself!

You've got the dress! You've got the plans! You have the butterflies for a New Year's Kiss!
Now, lets add some dazzle to your outfit with some special accessories perfect for New Years Eve.

The Tuzzie Muzzie Party Hat!

You'll step out this New Years Eve with style & glamour when you adorn a tuzzie muzzie party hat. 
These classy little fascinators will make you the hit of the party! 

Each a  "one of a kind" $38 by Tuzzie Muzzie
(Handmade  by  Local Designers)

Fun and Festive Jewels!

Bow Bracelet in Turquoise Patent Leather by Cacao

Druzy rings by Liz Larios

Rosette Cuffs by Cacao
Leather Studded Cuffs by Streets Ahead
Tri-Colored Bead Necklaces by Vanessa Mooney

Sparkly Leather Cuffs by Streets Ahead

Red Snakeskin Cuff by Cacao
Leather & Chain Cuff by Streets Ahead

Vanessa Mooney Earrings

Seattle Artists: (left) Daly Bird Leather Fringe Earrings
(right) Peacock Feathers w/Red Pearls Earrings by Parallel

Vanessa Mooney Earrings

December 29, 2011

Fancy Blouses for Fancy Nights...!

Whether you're looking for the perfect party dress or just need a festive little top for this weekends celebrations, we want you to know we've got ya covered!

This is just a snapshot ladies! Come on in to the store to see the lot!

Kensie Drapey Velvet Top in Lavender $88

Mac + Jac Drapey Sequin Tank $68

Stacia Sequin Tee in Zinc $188

Susana Monaco Sequin V-Neck Sweater $218

T LA Crew neck Boxy Sweater $138

Corey Lynn Calter Blana Slit Back Tee $148

December 28, 2011

Cocktail Attire

Death in the Afternoon 

What could be more decadent than absinthe and Champagne?  Death in the Afternoon is not only the name of a Hemingway book, it's also the author's name of a drink he contributed to a book of
 celebrity cocktail recipes in 1935.

His instructions are: "Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. "Drink three to five of these slowly," recommends the great Author.

We've paired this once "forbidden" cocktail with a sassy dress
 inspired by the  flapper girls of an era gone by.

Frock! Georgina Dress $238
It all began for the Sazerac cocktail in the early 1800's when Antoine Amedee Peychaud mixed Cognac with his Peychaud bitters. In 1859 the drink was the signature drink of the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans, where it received its name. The exact reason for the substitution of rye whiskey for the Cognac is unclear, but the whiskey base is used today.

Mix 3 oz. rye whiskey, 3/4 oz. simple syrup, bitters to taste.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

Whiskey is a drink not for the faint of heart. 
Therefore we needed to pair this bold cocktail 
                                                         with an equal match of warmth & gusto.

 Tina Dress by Amanda Uprichard $218

            Pink Greyhound
            2/3 cup pink grapefruit juice
                          2/3 cup Vodka
                          2 tsp grenadine
                          a glass full of ice
                   Finish with a sugar rim and
                      a sprig of Rosemary

    We paired this drink with a splash of color and a sheer blouse to show it's sexy side.


Butter by Nadia Signature Wrap Dress $238
Greylin Sheer Cowl Neck Blouse $138

The Martini has been around for over one hundred years, satisfying and tantalizing the taste buds of many a connoisseur. Records of early Martini preparations have been found as far back as the 1860s however;
the origins of the Martini are still unknown to this day. 
 A drink as delicious and mysterious as 007, shaken not stirred!

2 1/2 oz Gin
1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
6 ice cubes
Mix ingredients in a shaker, pour into a martini glass &
garnish with 3 green olives

The woman who drinks Martini's is no stranger to standing out.  So we chose for her the dress that launched a thousand ships.

Frock! Reese Dress in Antique Gold $228

The cocktail that was created during the groovy 70's made it's comeback thanks to four girls we know as
Carrie, Samantha, Miranda & Charlotte.
1 1/4 oz citron Vodka
1/4 oz Rose's lime juice
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1 cup ice cubes
In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients. Shake well and strain
into a Martini glass.  Garnish with lime.

We paired the tasty Cosmo cocktail with a dress that is as sophisticated as it is flirtatious. 
 Go and paint the town red this New Years!

Hettie Dress by Eva Franco in City Circus $328

Cheers to all you lovely ladies for your support of Horseshoe!
Our appreciation overflows...
Happy New Year!!!

December 27, 2011

News from the Beauty Lounge

Don your Duds! One Eternal Sunshine Creations Troika Pullover 3 Ways!

The Ever Warm

Casual and Preppy
Paired with dark denim and a chic black hoodie you'll be super comfortable and perfectly put together. Also, by adding an unexpected pop of color to an otherwise mono-chromatic outfit,
 you give the look a fun and preppy feel!

Worn here with Genetic Denim's The Shya in dark tin $188,  
Prairie Underground Prairie Hoodie in black $258 and TOMS Classic Canvas Slip-ons in red $44 
Seasonally Sophisticated
For the days when you can't seem to shake off the chill, ditch your run of the mill cardigan and wear the sweater with a sleek black pencil skirt. 
Wrap a belt around for some structure and you'll be currently stylish and toasty warm!

Worn here with Susana Monaco Slim Skirt in black $78, Elise M Reese Belt in black $38,
B.Ella Violet Tights in black $22 and Fly London Yaz Shoe in black $158

Sporty and Comfortable
Perfect for a winter getaway paired with earmuffs and fingerless gloves. Pull on your favorite comfy denim with some lace-up shoes and you're set for a nice outside stroll or lounging at the lodge apres ski!

Worn here with Asian Eye Earmuffs in black $28, Solis hand-knit Fingerless Gloves in black $58, Genetic Denim The Shya in tease $188 and TOMS Lace-up Cordones in black metallic woven $68

December 26, 2011

Jump on the Bandwagon... with Sparkle and Shimmer!

 How to rock the look of glitter and sparkle,
without looking like a christmas ornament? 
Use the same rule of thumb with sequins as you do denim,
never wear sequin over sequin. 
Less is more!

We've got a few suggestions on how to make your
 New Years Eve outfit sparkle with style!

Keep it casual yet festive
wear a shimmery top with skinny jeans finished with a sparkling handbag

Nation Ltd. Pomona Sweatery Sweatshirt $88
Monserat De Lucca Cava Tote in Dew Blue $248

Glitzy Accessories
show off your glamour with a sparkly clutch or scarf

Latico Carlie Sheen Clutch $68
Deux Lux Cosmic Love Clutch $48

Deux Lux Felix Wristlet $48

Sparkling Scarves by Vivante $28 & Subtle Luxury $58

White + Warren Shimmer Scarf $148 & Texting Gloves $98

Little Sparkling Dresses
switch up your little black dress for one that dazzles

Eva Franco Collette Dress $278
Boutique 9 Beechio Wedge Bootie $198

Greylin Metallic Ruffle Dress $128
LA Made Leggings $38
Boutique 9 Beechio Wedge Bootie $198