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Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Delighting in Denim: White for the Day-In / Night-Out Student

    DAY AND NIGHT: throughout the day, Scout's Gotcha Backpack in Indigo Go will be your best bud, before you go out to meet your best buds! in due time, after some hours of class and studying, you'll still love being in white denim, accented with your blue and yellow color story... we love Seven For All Mankind's Straightleg Jean, but another great option is Joe's Micro Flare Skinny Fit; Trina Turk's Fernanda Top is easy, breezy, and in a sunny color that pops; pair with fun accessories, at left is Avante Et Pres' Yellow and Blue Torsade Necklace, and at right is French Sole's Stoned Peep Toe Flats, great for daytime and nighttime look's!

  • Delighting in Denim: Jet-Setter at the Airport

    YOUR AIRPORT ACCESSORIES: wear sensible yet utterly chic shoes, we love Sam Edelman's Alvin Smoking Flats; take along Ralph Lauren Collection's Patent Leather Belt, which will dress up a jeans and tee look; pack items into Scout's Fast Getaway Roller Bag in Indigo Go (we hear it gets tons of compliments at the airport!)

    YOUR AIRPORT LOOK: wear either pair of jeans, we like D&G's Skinny Ankle Jean, but also love other denim standby J Brand's Dark Blue Mid-Rise Skinny; a white tee like Vince's at center packs down to nearly nothing, though will be the perfect airport separate, one comfortable and appropriate across states and continents; always take D&G's Two-Button wool blazer on your travels, it will quickly become the most versatile item in your closet!

  • Delighting in Denim: Studious Style

    DENIM WITH POPS OF PURPLE: study with the chicest in simplicity... and some color, in this case, pops of purple; take Scout's Lil Slim Gigah in Indigo Go; wear one of these two perfectly-priced pairs of jeans, either Old Navy's The Sweetheart Skinny Jeans or Gap's Real Straight Jeans, both great fits; tuck in Splendid's White Rugby Stripe Tee; clack around in Funkis Funkis' purple suede sandal; another great purple accent is Vogue Eyewear's Spotted Violet glasses.

  • Delighting in Denim: Indigo Go on a Road Trip

    LOOK 1, CLASSIC YET CAREFREE: for your cross country road trip, wear comfortable clothes that you can take out to dinner, if there's little time to change... we love Patterson J. Kincaid's Doheny Tank, a fun tie-dye tank with the added twist of tiered layers; pack items into Scout's Hilary Duffle; wear Top Shop's Blue Stripe Hi-Tops; for your denim to pair with Scout's Indigo Go, we love J. Crew's denim short in 'Shake It' wash.








    LOOK 2, POLISHED AND PUNCTUATED: pair polished and punctuated pieces in mainly brushed neutrals, with one pop of color, in this case, bright pink; at left are H&M's black denim cropped shorts; tuck in Equipment's Signature Sleeveless Blouse, lightweight and breezy, perfect for a road trip; wear TOMS Pink Leopard Vegan Women's Classics, they'll complement the pink in Equipment's blouse; take pics with Pentax's digital camera at center, one that almost has a retro feel, just the right vibe on driving cross country!

  • Delighting in Denim: Featuring the Grand Plan


    “The great thing about denim is that it is timeless yet contemporary, for daytime – and with a switch of a top or accessories – for nighttime. It has great and various price points… The key to looking great in denim is feeling great, making sure your denim fits and is comfortable. (Helpful fit hint: most jeans stretch, so when you try them on, go with the tighter pair, because it will no doubt stretch over time – a symptom of jean fabrics everywhere.) Another great trick is understanding that there is a certain bit of ‘shrinkage’ with denim, so after you wash them, dry them for fewer than 10 minutes then take out to dry – when you hang them, hang them upside down (by the hem), which will help to maintain the length of the jeans as when you first purchased them.”




    TO PAIR WITH THE 'EVERYDAY' BAG: to go with your Grand Plan in Indigo Go from Scout, we suggest a chic interpretation of the infamous 'Canadian Tuxedo' by accenting your paired denim with a pop of one color, and we choose green! for the denim, we look to mid-price Americana like Rugby, whose Super-Skinny Faded Jean looks great with fellow American brand Levi's, and we love this Authentic Trucker Jacket above left; for the green, Kookai's Python-Print Cotton Scarf will come in handy when air-conditioning cools you off a little too much; the striped flats above right from Tapeet by Vinci are just the right ladylike touch for a mostly-denim look. 

  • Queen of the Court: a Day of Tennis

    PREPPY IN PINKS: for your day on the courts, maintain a preppy yet sophisticated look by ditching the pink & green color story for a pink and white color story... to keep warm on a cool morning, we love Juicy Couture's Original Velour Hoodie, shown here in Bright Rose; play in Stella McCartney for Adidas' Tennis Dress; wear sensible chic footwear, look to brands like Wilson for functional tennis socks, and, as always, Nike for a well-made pair of tennis shoes, shown here is the Multicourt 9 Women's Volleyball Shoe, perfect from the volleyball court to the tennis court! finally, crown yourself Queen of the Court with this multi-use 'tiara' (read: sequined visor)... whether hitting the slots or hitting the courts, this bright pink scintillating sun shield will always come in handy! 


    ARRIVING IN STYLE: for your gear, Penn makes its cannister of tennis balls in a pink version to benefit breast cancer research; pair with a pink tennis racket from Wilson, a brand name mainstay on the courts, generation after generation; finally, tote gear and a swimsuit for a post-game dip in either Scout's Duflex or Stow N' Go, both shown here in Pink Lady.

  • The Sophisticated Workout: City Gym Day

    YOUR KEY STYLE PIECES: for the sophisticated workout we love a black and white color story with pops of purple... look to online sites City Sports and Paragon Sports for the best in workout gear! we like Adidas' Elite V-Neck Tee made with ever-important sweat-wicking fabric; the 2XU Elite Compression Tight is perfect for high-impact sports and training because it's designed to complement your muscles' movements (and looks chic!); for shoes, as usual we look no further than Nike, and for this workout we're loving their Free TR Women's Fit Training Shoe; for toting a change of clothes or any of the goods below, Scout's Stow N' Go and / or the Duflex in Scout Signature is both stylish and functional, from the office or home to the gym.







    YOUR KEY WORKOUT PIECES: for your actual workout (and not using the gym as your runway, though we wouldn't blame you, chic thang!) look for easy to use and easy to carry pieces... Target sells Reebok's Hand Weights, available in various poundage; the Go Fit yoga mat below left is great not only for yoga and pilates but especially as a convenient stretching mat pre or post-workout; in the realm of training, stability balls are one of the most efficient ways to engage your muscles, and we love SPRI's 55cm one in light grey, a complementary color to the richer purples you'll be exhibiting; finally, the Thera Foam Roll below will serve as another handy tool for stretching and for certain resistance training.

  • Coming About as the Chicest First Mate

    ON THE DECK FOR SUNBATHING: whether helping tie sailor knots or tying your own halter, pack lightweight and pack stylish for a day on a boat! we love the classic St. James Meridien II shirt in red, below left; for swimming, the nautical bikini below features stripes and polka dots, making for a fun print pairing; arrive in stylish sailor shorts with Juicy Couture's denim version; use Scout's Duflex in Brittany's Stripe and Ralph Lauren's Deco Frame Beach Towel, both of which lend forms perfect for monogramming!








    IN THE CABIN FOR COCKTAILS: pack food and drink items into Scout's Stow N' Go in Brittany's Stripe; for your nautical nighttime look, go less for 'red & white & stripes' and more towards just one of those key elements; start with Acne's Nauti Denim-Effect Dress; pair with Dolce Vita's Nautical Wedge in lush navy with white stitching; top off with a chic bauble, we love Betsey Johnson's In the Navy bangle!   

  • Par Four: Elements of Golf Style

    LOOKING GREAT, IN MOTION: there's nothing like hitting the driving range to practice your swing, walking down from the putting green to perfect your chip, or carting the length of the course to hit 9 or 18... whatever your motive for visiting a nearby golf course, arrive stylish! for your kick of preppy, the no-brainer item is the golf shirt... we love Ralph Lauren for his feminine cuts, and his 'Create Your Own' shirts are a fun way to personalize your style on the course (ascot optional!); another fun designer for golf shirts is Psycho Bunny, a brand with creative concepts that are most definitely in line with Scout's "irrevent & preppy" take on items; keep shorts sleek in crisp white, our go-to brand is J. Crew for its various chino lengths; for accessories, a hat from Lacoste will keep you cool in the hot sun, and white shoes look classic yet stylish in the pair below right. 








    LOOKING GREAT, EN ROUTE: if you're a gal who goes crazy at the pro shop and simply has to have the latest and greatest from the recently-stocked shelves of golf goods, keep two Scout bags in your locker or slide into free space in your golf bag for packing up 'necessary' and 'justifiable' purchases... our Stow N' Go and our Duflex pack down to nearly nothing, which is convenient when your eyes drift off the course to the windows of the pro shop! (Scout items below featured in spring/summer print Croc-O-Gator Green); finally, keep clubs snug as a bug in a rug with Ame and Lulu's fun and colorful covers; for a bag you'll be able to  identify amidst the row of black nylon and brown leather ones at the start of the course, choose Cleveland Golf's Bright Green Bag & Stand.

  • Shout Out to Scout


    Scout employees heading into Scout HQ with some merch, from left to right: 4Boys Bag in Pink Lady, El Deano in Prep Stripe Pink Cardigan, El Deano in Croc-O-Gator Black & White, 4Boys Bag in (older pattern) Ginghampton Noir.


    The other day the Scout HQ employees were happily surprised to find a furry freind making his rounds through the office, none other than our brand namesake, Scout! We posted this to our Scout Facebook page but also thought our Yo Deb readers would enjoy this snapshot. Standing guard at the front door, on his very own Scout Signature Fo Flor mat, here's Scout!


    What better way to show our appreciation for a seasonal style inspiration than to gift him with Dachshund Treasures' Loofa Dog Toy! We thought this size would be less intimidating than our Scout Dog mascots... (available online! click Scout's picture above right!)

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