Leather, Pleather and Waxed

Here’s a peek at how the Terra Cotta Woman is incorporating the leather look into her wardrobe this season.

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Fashion’s Night Out

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Get a sneak peak of the new fall merchandise for Fashion’s Night!

Join us for a fun night helping a great cause! Learn more about Lindsey’s Place by watching thier video or going to their website

Don’t forget! Thursday, September 5th. We hope to see you there!

Lets go on an Adventure

Summer’s not over yet! Before the cold weather hits and school is back in session, take your final summer trip. Whether you’re going across country or just down the road make sure to get your summer fix before this labor day is gone.

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Don’t know what to pack? Terra Cotta has got you covered! Just a few travel basics will take you a long way.

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1. Hobo Leather iPad Case

2. Travel Journals

3. Susana Monaco Maxi Dress

4. T Refinery Cotton Tees

5. Hobo Crossbody Bag

6. Votivo travel tin candles

7. Yala bamboo infinity scarf

8. Waxing Poetic “Travels and Explores” Cuff

9. Red Engine Super Skinny Colored Denim

10. Chocolat Blu “Cams” flats

Fall Hobo 2013

Just in! The new Fall/ Holiday Collection from Hobo the Original!!  As many of  you know, Hobo has been our staple leather handbag line for over a decade!  Their quality and style never cease to amaze us, and the fall collection is the crowning glory of brilliance. Full of bright colors in deep, lustrous hues, and new shapes that will fit all your gadgets in style! Be the first one to check out the new looks.

Learn a little more about Hobo by watching their story or check out their website at hobobags.com

The Hobo Brand Story from Hobo on Vimeo.

New Collection in store now, plus 25% off the summer collection!

Our Favorite Products: Barr-Co.

The perfect blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla, and vetiver makes Barr-Co. one of our favorite bath products. Barr-Co. is a line under k.hall designs. The company was started by Kelley Hall-Barr and later her husband, John, joined her to create what k.hall is today. While Kelley took care of the creative side, her husband took care of the business aspect and together they made the perfect duo. The mix of the amazing scent, the packaging, and the story makes Barr-Co. one of our best sellers.

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Products include:

Fine Shea Butter Lotion, Pure Vegtable Hand Soap, Oatmeal Bar Soap, Hand Made Bath Salts, Bubble Elixir, Hand and Body Cream, All Natural Hand Poured Wax Candle, and  Eau de Parfum

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Each Barr-Co. product is made in small batches and hand assembled in St. Louis, MO. On the side of their candles and bath salts you can find the signature of whoever poured it. The small personal detailing is another reason why we love to support this company.candle signature

 Starting with just a small shop in Brentwood, MO Barr-Co. is now sold in shops across the country. Their products have been featured in many different magazines such as Allure, People Style Watch, Southern Living, Real Simple, and many more.

Trend Alert: Bird Call

Throughout this summer these feathered frocks have been anywhere and everywhere. From our apparel to accessories birds have found a way into all sorts of this seasons designs. Looking towards the fall we still see a large amount of bird prints, patterns, and motifs. bird

1. Thomas Paul Scarf  

2. Leota Dress  

3. Lenora Dame Necklaces

4. Hazel Sleeveless Blouse  

5. Red 23 Oversized Tee  

6. Pocket Notebooks

Happy 4th!

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And you can’t celebrate Fourth of July without food! Try some of  the TC girls favorite recipes!

Creamy Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad

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Forget boxed pasta salad, this creamy pasta salad with bacon, avocado and tomato will be your go to salad for all of your summer BBQ’s.

Serves 4

Prep time: 40 min

Cook time: 05 min

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped into one inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound dried rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado pitted and sliced

Instructions:

  1. Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain. Run cold water over the top until the pasta is cooled.
  3. While your bacon and pasta are cooking, whisk mayonnaise, lemon, salt, garlic powder, pepper and dill together in a bowl.
  4. Stir cooled pasta, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado and reserved bacon into the dressing. Toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve.

From Life’s Ambrosia

Red White and Blue Sangria

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Ingredients:

2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.

Sangria recipe from Recipe Girl

Blueberry Galettes

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Blueberry Galettes

1 cup unsalted butter, very cold
1/2 cup water
3/4 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 cups blueberries
Granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon cream
Granulated sugar, for sprinkling

To make the dough, cut the butter into 1-inch cubes and put them in the freezer. Measure the water, dissolve the salt into it and put into the freezer as well. Chill both for about 10 minutes.

Measure the flour onto a large, flat work surface and spread into a rectangle about 1cm thick. Scatter the butter cubes over the flour and toss a little flour over the butter so that your rolling pin won’t stick, and begin rolling. When the butter starts flattening out into long, thin pieces, use a bench scraper to scoop up the sides of the rectangle so that it is the size that you started with. Repeat the rolling and scraping 3 or 4 times.
Make a well in the center and pour all of the water into it. Using the bench scraper, scoop the sides of the dough into the center, cutting the water through the dough. Keep scraping and cutting until the dough is a shaggy mass and shape into a rectangle.
Lightly dust the top with flour and roll out the rectangle until it is half as large again, then scrape the top, bottom and sides together to the original size and re-roll. Repeat 3 or 4 times until you have a smooth and cohesive dough. Transfer rectangle of dough to a large baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and chill for about an hour.
When you are ready to roll the dough, divide it into 6 equal portions for small ones. Roll the dough into circle shapes by rolling from the center to each end, not flattening the end points. Turn the pastry so the flattened out corners are at the top and bottom. Again, roll from the center towards the points nearest and farthest to you, stopping short of the top and bottom. Roll the thicker areas and you will begin to see a circle forming. Transfer to baking sheets and chill for 10 minutes.
Fill the center of each dough circle with fruit, leaving a one inche edge. Taste the fruit for sweetness and determine how much sugar you want to use to sweeten it. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, typically 1-2 teaspoons. Fold in the sides of the circle to cover the fruit partially. Chill for another 10 minutes.
In the meantime, preheat the oven to 375ºF. To make the egg wash, whisk egg yolk and cream in a small bowl. Crush the egg wash over the pastry edges and then sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake the galettes until the crust has visibly puffed and baked to dark brown and the juice from the fruit is bubbling inside –  40-50 minute. Rotate the baking sheets at the midway point to ensure even baking. Remove from the oven and serve hot or at room temperature.
Blueberry Galette recipe from Cherry Tea Cakes

Designer Feature: Susana Monaco

Sometimes, the only piece of clothing a woman can rely on is a dress.

 Meet your new friend, Susana Monaco. A designer that the Terra Cotta Woman calls upon in times of need. This season you will find Susana sprinkled throughout our store like dappled sunlight. She’s easy to spot, brightening up our racks with the pebbled prints, the perfect shade of pink, rich royal navy, sultry oranges, radiant reds and brilliant blues.

 We’ve fallen in love with her modern silhouettes, fantastic quality fabrics, and the integrity she puts behind every detail in her designs. We know you will too.

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  Susana Monaco is well-seasoned in the iron-clad secret world of the apparel industry.  She grew up completely immersed. Her  father, an engineer and a tailor, owned an apparel manufacturing company and began teaching her the in’s and out’s at an early age. The exquisite tailoring is apparent in each piece she designs. Susana believes in sustainability and all of her pieces are made in the US.

 Thanks to Cedric Smith Photography for this phenomenal opening image. Check out his website to see more.

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 Your new Susana Monaco pieces will travel exceptionally well, are easy to care for, and are well behaved, so you don’t have to be.

Her pieces will flatter the line of a woman’s hip, accentuating the positive, and retain shape wear after wear.

It’s all about the fit and the fabric. Always.

xoxo Terra Cotta Girls

Hats off to the Grads

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Congratulations! Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
—Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

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Congrats to the graduates! After all those years of schooling, your finished, and it has all paid off! As you pack up your bags and head out to the next stage of life you will always remember the time you had and the people you’ve met. No more cramming for finals or staying up all night, the years of test taking is behind you and your world is an open book. So lets celebrate! Kick off your shoes and take a break because you’ve made it.

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To all the others that have been there since the beginning and have seen how hard they’ve worked, they appreciate you. Your a proud mother, father, or friend, so send them something special to say congratulations! They know you will always be with them and they wouldn’t have gotten to graduation day without you. A little something they can take wherever their next ventures may be is just what they need!

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And if you are still looking for a graduation dress we have plenty of those too! Just stop by and we can find the perfect one for you.

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Summer Sale

As summer is approaching it’s time to update and refresh. Good thing Terra Cotta is having a huge summer sale! Come in to get 25-50% off a wide selection of tops, skirts, dresses, totes, and shoes. Everyone needs a little pick me up before the dog days of summer, and nothing can be better than discounts on your favorite designers.

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Yes, all of these amazing pieces are a part of our sale! Including Annie Griffin, Beth Bowley, Britt Ryan, Single, Francis, Red 23, Fifteen Twenty, Leota, Hazel, Only Hearts, BC footwear, Seychelles, and more. Don’t miss the chance to get some of your favorite designers at a fraction of the cost.